Nouveau chez / New at: “Philotic Energy” & “Yum Yum,” plus “A.C. Store”, “Akeyo”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

More pictures, Reviews and Credits after the jump!

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**DP**yumyum:Sweat T/purple: two sleeves length as offered in pack.

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**DP**yumyum:Sweat T in blue and green.

Toraji Voom for YumYum offers just a few items for men, but very appealing. The sweatshirts I chose to show you today offer beautiful subdued colors, precise and nicely done textures, and very good sculpted cuffs. It’s no secret I’m not fond of sculpted attachments, cuffs especially. I don’t think they bring a lot of realism and I still prefer a designer who works his texture well enough to give us the illusion of 3D. Added to that, the attachment point used by those cuffs prevents you from wearing a watch or a bracelet, which is a shame considering the wonderful creations we have in SL in that area. That said, I have to admit these cuffs are really worth it, because they show both a high quality sculpted work PLUS a super detailed texture, perfectly applied on the sculpties (which is not a piece of cake!), bringing a lot of realism. Each of these sweatshirts comes with two versions, long and middle sleeves. They are offered on the jacket, shirt, and undershirt layer, plus a complement on the underpants layer for a tucked look with low rise pants. None of them is modify, so the fitting without the cuffs could be tricky, unfortunately… Two pairs of matching cuffs are provided, resizable by script.

YumYum offers jeans as well. They are unbelievably no modify, so you are forced to wear them with the provided cuffs, which won’t fit with 90% of your shoes. I have to say I find that utterly frustrating, because their textures are just gorgeous; but according to our policy, they sadly won’t show on Slmen.

Quality: 5/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack): 2/5 - Price: 3/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5

It’s been a long time since Aemilia Case released a new hair for men at Philotic Energy! I love this new Harrison, short preppy hair with a dash of originality, coming in 34 gorgeous textures, each with two complementary tipped options. I choose one of my favorite, Ash. In the crowd of grungy hair and “Manga” styles, it’s nice to have a choice for a more classical but good looking hair! (To be perfectly fair, I have to admit the new hairstylist in town, widely featured on Slmen, offers now a pretty huge amount of short trendy hair for men!)

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

Also wearing: a very cool ring from Kunstkammer, one of my favorites, coming in 8 color harmonies for a perfect matching with all your outfits, the forever great Chucks low top by Akeyo, easy to fit with long pants, and this Lelutka blonde skin, Stockholm, one of the very rare of its kind, offering a gorgeous alternative look to the usual brunette skins which leave you not much more possibilities than wearing dark hair.


• Sweatshirt:
**DP**yumyum:Sweat T (195 Lindens/color, 390 lindens/pack of 3, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ DP YumYum [Designer & Address]

• Jean / Jeans:
a.C Jeans Forever Grey Drawing (230 Lindens/Color and finish, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ A.C. Store [Designer & Address]

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
AKEYO_shoes_CHUCKS_LowTop (600 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT, Resize & recolor Script),
@ Akeyo [Designer & Address]

• Bague / Ring:
Revised ring stack colorway 7 (150 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Kunstkammer [Designer & Address]

• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Harrison Ash (199 Lindens/one color set including regular plus two tipped hair, 2000 Lindens for the whole shebang of 34 color sets, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer & Address]

• Yeux / Eyes:
(Miriel) Eyes - Rich Unnatural - Plum (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT or M/NC/T),
@ Miriel [Designer & Address]

• Skin:
Stockholm PALE FACE4 (1500 Lindens/facial hair, 4000 Lindens/pack of 4, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Lelutka [Designer & Address]

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  1. I really like this hair A LOT. What’s cool is the hairline. It’s really got a classic look to it. I like this blond skin, too. Most of the time, blond skins aren’t convincing for some reason.

    Also, I gotta say I love yumyum’s stuff. A woman I know on SL had on the coolest hair today and it turned out to be yumyum. Their hair textures are very cool. I like the texture on the sweatshirts a lot, too.

    Good post, Ben!

    Comment by Perry Proudhon — 15 March 2009 @ 9:36

  2. I agree with Perry; that blond skin and hair combo is an excellent find!

    Comment by Nuala — 15 March 2009 @ 16:14

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