Body Positive - Nouveau chez / New release at: “Damiani”

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

One more men’s skin on Slmen today!
“Joshua,” from Damiani by KaoZ Koba, is brand new! KaoZ designed it to fit his own taste, as he didn’t find any skin in SL to suit his needs ;-)
Like most of the popular male skins, this one is mainly photosourced and reworked in Photoshop. “Joshua” comes in two skin tones, “Natural” and “Tan.” I like the natural color, and I hope that KaoZ will soon provide more choice, a tone between the two existing ones, and a paler one, at least!

8 facial hair options (shown) are offered, in 2 chest hair options (smooth and lightly hairy), each with and without eyeliner, so 32 options per skin tone.
This skin is sold for 1800 Lindens for a facial option in one skin tone, including the 4 versions made with and without eyeliner for each chest hair option. You can choose a fat pack of 8 facial options (so 32 skins) in one skin tone for 9000 Lindens.

The skins are copy, no transfer and modify, which allows you to adjust the tone and the other parameters available in appearance mode, for a perfect customization!

What I like: The face, offering the perfect equation: “Gentle+Masculine=Sexy”; the golden color of the skin in its tan tone, the fresh healthy look of the “normal” one -well, the maker is a great colorist!-; the facial hair, very natural.
What I wish: A better definition of the feet, certainly the weak point of this skin, a better price, especially for the fatpack.

Conclusion: this is my default skin for a few days. I adopted it instantly! You really should give it a chance and grab the demos!

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• Shape: Lemon E4:26 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Normal Skin Shaved (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Hair: * 0 Style * Mike Taupe (150 Lindens/colors, 500 Lindens/basic pack of 5, 1000 Lindens/fatpack of 12, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ 0 Style (Zero STyle) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

As usual when it comes to showing skins, I use some designers’ shapes for the pictures.
I chose two very different ones: “Wade” from “Kissable Shapes-Relax” (Laxx Scarborough), stocky and powerful without being too huge, and “E4:26″ from “Philotic Energy” (Aemilia Case), thin and tall. They are both cool, fairly priced and MODDABLE! I show them “as is,” but they will be perfect bases for building your very own shape. Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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• Shape: Lemon E4:26 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Tan Skin Shaved (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Hair: * 0 Style * Mike Taupe (150 Lindens/colors, 500 Lindens/basic pack of 5, 1000 Lindens/fatpack of 12, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ 0 Style (Zero STyle) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

More pictures after the jump! (Skin tones, facial hair options, makeup options)

Skin tones and Chest hair options:
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• Kissable Shape Wade (500 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Relax [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Skin Face 1(1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Top Down: Normal, Normail HAIR, Tan, Tan HAIR.
• Hair: *TRUTH* Ryan - Brunette (100 Lindens/colors, 1000 Lindens//fatpack of 18, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Truth [Designer, Address & SLURL]

Facial hair options (Tan Skin):
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• Kissable Shape Wade (500 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Relax [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Tan Skin (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Left to Right & Top Down:
Shaved, Shaved Eyeliner, Mustache, Face 1, Face 1 Eyeliner, Face 2,
Stubble 1, Stubble 1 Eyeliner, Stubble 2, Beard, Beard Eyeliner, Full Beard.

Facial hair options (Normal Skin):
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• Kissable Shape Wade (500 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Relax [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Joshua Normal Skin (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]
Left to Right & Top Down:
Shaved, Shaved Eyeliner, Mustache Eyliner, Face 1, Face 1 Eyeliner, Face 2 Eyeliner,
Stubble 1, Stubble 1 eyeliner, Stubble 2 Eyeliner, Beard, Beard Eyeliner, Full Beard Eyeliner.

• Briefs: Aitui-Realistic Boxer Briefs /White/ (65 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes: EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shape by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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9 Comments »

  1. I’m totally in love with this skin, moustached version especially :)

    just look at those pics, featuring Joshua skin :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/engiecortes/2186843661/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/engiecortes/2185967971/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/engiecortes/2186615656/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pier_tempel/2185844705/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pier_tempel/2186628840/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pier_tempel/2186629612/in/photostream/

    Congratulations to Kaoz , who did a great work!!
    Angie

    Comment by Evangeline — 15 January 2008 @ 10:48

  2. Ehi Ben Thanks very much for your wonderful post (too much work I guess) it’s very great, thanks to review my skin and to help people to find my new shop, thanks again man :)

    Comment by KaoZ — 15 January 2008 @ 20:10

  3. The body is not bad but the face texture is too similar to minnu and imho i prefer the gen3.
    Anyway for a first skin is not bad but there is nothing of really new :(.
    The demo is too full of watermark.. is very difficult to see the quality fo the body texture.

    Comment by jack — 16 January 2008 @ 17:15

  4. hi jack, well I’m sorry if demos have many texts on but that is necessary to protect my work.. anyway I added in a way to not compromise the look.

    Comment by KaoZ — 16 January 2008 @ 19:24

  5. I think the skin is amazing work and don’t have more watermarks then other.The Texture is very good and detailed,The best skin I found so far.Good work KaoZ

    Comment by Lobos — 16 January 2008 @ 19:40

  6. Well i take alook to the demos and the shaved version is very strange… how is possible the texture is the same of the minnu?
    I’ve a minnu gen2 skin and have the same beard effect of your…

    Comment by pentha — 17 January 2008 @ 10:49

  7. pentha: they might be similar, but they’re not the same. Look at the pics from Jan. 8th’s Minnu post compared to the Damiani, and it’s easier to see.

    Comment by A Non — 18 January 2008 @ 0:37

  8. I’ve taken a demo of Damiani’s skin and pentha are right. If you take a close look to the right side of the face and switch between minnu gen2 shaved version and Samiani shaved version the texture is pixel precise, not similar but identical! The other side is only a mirrored version.
    Ah, strange also the ears… i’ve a Antonio Skin (my preferred) and when i swith to Damiani i see that overlayed in damian’s skin there is the Antonio ear mixed with another one i don’t know.
    This Damiani skin is very strange for me… also the nipples and the arms seems an old Body Politik Skin… I think Ben can take a look better because he is very expert and have lot of skins to compare.

    Comment by Pool — 18 January 2008 @ 10:28

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