Collection Automne Hiver / Fall Winter Collection: “Pixeldolls”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Night, Semi-Casual | Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

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Showing PixelDolls Vest Leaf Orange and Men’s Open Shirt Grey.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

More pictures, Review and Credits after the jump!

Nephilaine Protagonist, the designer behind “Pixeldolls,” is one of the historical SL content creators, and she is one of the few who kept the SL spirit in her creation after all these years. I’m always happy to show stuff from “Pixeldolls,” since Nephilaine offers to men at least once a year a cool collection of fashions. I love the way Nephilaine always adds a dash of poetry and fantasy in her creation, avoiding the super-realistic stuff without any soul (and often shamefully totally copied - not only inspired- by rl clothing and accessories). Pixeldolls’ textures make you feel the quality of the fabrics, show subtle highlighting and shadowing work, but still with a hand drawn feel that makes me feel like SL is a fantastic dream world.

I’m showing today in depth the masterpieces of the collection the vests, coming in 8 colors each in 4 patterns, along with cool open shirts. I used one of the pants from the “stripe” series, with a good striped fabric, but unfortunately showing a bad side seam. I decided to use it though, since I found it nice other than that. I wont rate it, because I would be led to give it a 2 in quality, and we decided to not usually show items with less than average in the quality point. Just know it would get a good rating in “Originality,” “Price” and “Usability.” It comes in both pants and underpants layers, with optional sculpty cuffs.

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Left to Right and top down: PixelDolls Men’s Open Shirt in Blue, Violet, Red and Black.

The open shirt comes in 8 colors (4 shown in this post, plus green, black, orange and brown). Each color pack offers each and every layer you could dream of: jacket layer, shirt and undershirt layer, plus complement on the underpants layer AND the same one on the pants layer, in case you would choose to wear the pants on the underpants layers, for example. Two very nicely done cuffs are provided, as well as a collar, which can be a bit tricky to adjust, but looks good after a few efforts ;-) These shirts can be worn alone or over a tee-shirt. They play well under the jackets of the same collection of course! I won’t forget to tell you it’s more than fairly priced!

Quality: 3/5 - Style-Originality: 3/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 5/5 - Price:5/5 - Value for money: 4/5

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Left to Right and top down: PixelDolls Vest in brown: Vine, Straps, Plain and Leaf version, and Men’s Open Shirt in Grey.
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Left to Right and top down: PixelDolls Vest Leaf Blue, Violet, Red, Black, and Men’s Open Shirt in Grey.

Last, but not least, the vests are my favorite in this collection. They show a nice velvet texture with bright colors. 8 are available, the 6 shown in this post, plus green and gray. There is more! Each color is available in 4 different patterns (shown below in the “brown” color). I love particularly the Leaf pattern, but the choice is yours! The rear part of the vest is as nice as the front, with straps and well placed creases. These vests will enhance any of your shirts, and since they come in each and every layer available (like the open shirts), you could even wear them under your favorite jacket (in that case, wear pants on the underpants layer, tucked in boots or with sculpty cuffs, a shirt on the undershirt layer, the vest of your choice on the jacket layer, the bottom part of the vest on the pants layer and, finally, the jacket on the jacket layer. The end! ;-) Each vest is offered at a very nice price and i just wish a fat pack were available!

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 5/5 - Price:4.5/5 - Value for money: 4.5/5

Also wearing my favorite hair of the moment from “Exile,” “Dylan,” in Mink, a dark ashed brown, my favorite texture among those Kavar Cleanslate offers. I chose simple shoes from “Hoorenbeek,” resizable and retexturable to suit your taste, and a sober wedding ring from “Flirt” that is unfortunately only available on SL Boutique for now, since the maker is redoing and will sell in world the new version when it is available. I advise you to wait a bit, but if you need this ring immediately, you can buy it there. Enjoy!

• Gilet, Chemise, Pantalon / Vest, Shirt, Pants:
(PD) Vest . Leaf . Orange (100 Lindens/color, Perms: C/M/NT),
(PixelDolls) Men’s Open Shirt . Grey (100 Lindens/color, Perms: C/M/NT),
(PD) Strap Pants . Stripe . Black (125 Lindens/color, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ PixelDolls [Designer & Address]

• Souliers / Shoes:
[ hoorenbeek ] Margin Shoes (scripted) (580 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T or NM/C/NT, retexture and resize script menu driven)
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer & Address]

• Bague / Ring:
~flirt~ Wedding Band:Wide :: PLAT (350 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT, w. resize script),
@ Flirt Fine Prim Jewellery [Designer & Address]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Exile Dylan Mink (250 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, 1000 Lindens/pack of 30 colors, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Exile [Designer & Address]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT, recolor scripted hat),
@ Shapes by Zada [Designer & Address]

• Skin:
Neo Normal skin Face 1 (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer & Address]

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2 Comments »

  1. WOW, Ben! Nice review…thanks for all the hard work!

    Comment by Perry Proudhon — 10 December 2008 @ 1:05

  2. [...] And finally one of the Wedding bands was featured on one of Second Life’s best known male fashion blogs - SL Men - by fashion blogger icon Ben Vanguard. [...]

    Pingback by December blog roundup « ~flirt~ — 21 December 2008 @ 20:09

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