Body Positive - Nouveau chez / New release at: “Tete a Pied”, Vivant Men’s skins.

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Introducing today the new men’s skins by Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot for “Tete a Pied” (which means absolutely nothing in French, but whatever!).

These skins are a total breakthrough in the men’s skin market, as they are priced at only 500 Lindens, which is absolutely new for such quality work.
It’s a very hard point for the competitors and an excellent one for the customers!

“These skins fall very nicely between photoreal and hand drawn. Like our women’s line, they are a hybrid skin. We wanted them to compliment our women’s line but gave them a little extra contrast to add strength to the detail. Each skin comes with a version with and without scalp hair and they are available in 6 skin tones. We might consider red haired and blonde versions if we hear there is enough of a demand and as always, we are happy to do customs. In addition to a Clean Cut and Beat (goatee) option, we’ve created a Mature look, a few extra lines and wrinkles lend the skin a dignified older man look,” Roslin Petion said.

Maybe they will offer some more facial hair options later, and if you can’t wait for different facial hair color, IM Roslin Petion or CJ Carnot; for a small fee you could have a custom skin! For sure we weren’t used to that, guys! :-)

You will find in this long post a first composite with the details of the skin, then the 6 skin tones. After the jump, you will discover the three versions, mature, clean cut and “beat,” a full goatee, with and without designers’ prim hair. Then last but not least, you will see how “Vivant skin for men” looks on 6 different MODIFIABLE designers’ shapes (I can’t say it enough: never buy a no modify shape, you would regret it one day or another.)
I tried on around 60 of them, and I can say “Vivant” is pretty versatile and fits most of the skins on the market. Anyway, I chose 6 which offer different faces and a particularly good fitting.

What I love: the smooth details; the totally successful mix of “hand drawn” and “photosourced” design; the subtle colors offered, the possibility of custom personalization.

What I wish: a better definition of the feet; more facial hair option, color and cut! This skin deserves them!

Conclusion: go grab the demos now!

[Click on the picture to enlarge]

TaP Vivant Bronze Mens

Darker Tones:[Click on the picture to enlarge]

TaP Vivant Chestnut Mens
TaP Vivant Bronze Mens
TaP Vivant Buff Mens

Paler Tones:[Click on the picture to enlarge]

TaP Vivant Cream Mens
TaP Vivant Almond Mens
TaP Vivant Blush Mens

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Skins:
TaP Vivant Mens Skins
CJ Carnot & Roslin Petion,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada office & mainstore, Triangulum (24, 22, 26)

More about Tap Vivant for Men after the jump!

Three versions:[Click on the picture to enlarge]

• Skins (Top Down):
TaP Vivant Bronze Mature
TaP Vivant Bronze Beat
TaP Vivant Bronze Mens
CJ Carnot & Roslin Petion,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

• Coiffure / Hair (Top Down):
- Mystikal Comb-Over grey (250 Lindens/color, Perms: C/M/NT),
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs Main Store, Mystikal (129, 120, 27)

- Aitui - Sleepwalk Hair /Black/(225 Lindens, Perms: C/M/NT),
by Jesseaitui Petion,
@ A I T U I, Aitui (195, 120, 23)

- The GL - Delinquent - Ashed (250 Lindens/2 close colors, 1500 Lindens/24 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

6 different designers’ modifiable shapes:[Click on the picture to enlarge]

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Bronze Mens
CJ Carnot & Roslin Petion,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

• Shapes (Left to Right and Top Down):
- The Body Politik Paul Modifiable Shape (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Polly Pavlova,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::. - Eventide Far East (137, 169, 41)

- [AB] Ethan Modifiable Shape (599 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Amara Barrymore,
@ AB Shapes - Shapes by Amara Barr, Orions Vale (143, 246, 250)

- Wade - Relax Modifiable Shape (500 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Laxx Scarborough,
@ r.e.l.a.x. Men’s Clothes, Toko (35, 64, 22)

- Jude Body and Face Modifiable Shape (299 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Ish Lednev,
@ BodyWorks - Ish Lednev, ASD Studios (44, 71, 28)

- Hyperion Studio-HAEMON Modifiable Shape (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Dominic Palisades,
@ Hyperion Studio - Main Store, Isle of Tharen (21, 129, 33)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada office & mainstore, Triangulum (24, 22, 26)

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10 Comments »

  1. Only $500L? What a steal for that price. I will have to pick one up for my back-up character.

    Comment by Anonymous — 8 November 2007 @ 4:35

  2. These are awesome! Quite different from the macho and emo skins that you usually see… but oh boy.. are you handsome in it hehehehe

    Comment by Grazia — 8 November 2007 @ 5:14

  3. Actually, I think it roughly means “Head to Toe”…like we’ve got u covered…as in skin.

    Comment by Kiltcheck Douglas — 8 November 2007 @ 8:42

  4. Well “head to toe” would be “de la tête aux pieds” in french. Thank you for your enlightment, though… :-D

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 8 November 2007 @ 15:04

  5. TaP’s Men’s Vivant skins have one of the most handsome faces I’ve seen in SL. You can’t tell le Vivant Homme is a cool and composed intellectual. Can’t wait for Roslin and CJ to follow up with some more facial hair options. The price tag is additionally appealing and his toned body (as opposed to bulked up muscle) provides options for those who don’t want to look as though they work out 24/7. Great style at a more than fair price. Can’t beat that.

    Comment by Catero — 8 November 2007 @ 18:12

  6. [...] Body Positive - Nouveau chez / New release at: “Tete a Pied”, Vivant Men’s skins Introducing today the new men’s skins by Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot for “Tete a Pied” (which means absolutely nothing in French, but whatever!). These skins are a total breakthrough in the men’s skin market, as they are priced at only 500 Lindens, which is absolutely new for such quality work. [...]

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  7. Might head there to test the darkest skin, is there a demo version of it?

    Though not sure if it’s dark enough for me yet.

    Comment by Daman Tenk — 9 November 2007 @ 22:38

  8. there are demos of the skins for one linden at the slurl i gave!

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 9 November 2007 @ 23:37

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  10. Don’t laugh, seriously, my DAD wants to log-into SL, and I think the mature version of this skin is right up his street! Not too sure about the comb-over though…lolol
    ( He still has a full head of curly hair at 65:)

    =^..^=

    Comment by Kitty O'toole — 15 May 2008 @ 16:52

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