Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Amodica”, “Philotic Energy”, “Simone!”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I’m introducing today the first dress shoes for men created under the brand “Simone!” by Lissa Maertens. For a first try, they are simply great. The textures are nice; the seams between the prims are pretty good. They offer a classic but original style.

They are offered in three colors (brown, black and the “Cordovan” shown below). They are copy no transfer and resizable by menu.

I have to mention their totally more-than-fair price: 200 Lindens per color. Demos are available for one Linden, so they’re worth a try!

You will find them in the main space at “Simone!” — the one where you land, not in the men’s section. (I wish this shop were easier to browse, I swear! It may be me, but it takes me forever each time I try to find something at “Simone!” - Lissa, Simone, do something!)

For my outfit, I used the many times updated “Form” suit series by Adam Soler for “Lookr.”

All the separates offer many options:

Blazers come on every possible layer: jacket, shirt, undershirt, plus complement on the underpants layer. Three colors are available.

Trousers come on pants and underpants layers, plus two pairs of pre-sized and moddable cuffs: standard and flared. Three colors available.

Shirts some in closed version, open versions in three sub-versions: to wear with or without prim collar, plus a rolled sleeve version, each on jacket, shirt, undershirt layer, plus a complement on the underpants layer. You will get in the pack as well a pair of cuffs, and two prim collars, for closed and open shirt version! 4 colors are available.

Everything is moddable and copy-no transfer. Many add-ons are available to complete “Form”: ties and alternative shirts’ cuffs… Probably one of the most versatile outfits available. I like this series a lot, as it’s really different from what you can get everywhere, and it’s a pure creation, without any RL “close inspiration” as we can see too often on the grid now.

Plus a cool hair by Aemilia Case for “Philotic Energy,” the new “Damiani” blonde skin “Angel” you will soon discover in a dedicated post (as soon as possible, I promise!) and not so new but still interesting jewelry with animated textures from “Guillaume pour Homme.”


Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

[Click on the picture to enlarge]

Credits after the jump!

• Costume, Chemise / Suit, Shirt:
AMODICA LOOKR ~ Form ~ Blazer Gold (150 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
AMODICA LOOKR ~ Form ~ Trousers Gold (150 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
AMODICA LOOKR ~ Form ~ Shirt Gold (225 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lookr [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
(Simone!) Mens Shoe - Vanguard - Cordovan (200 Lindens/color, Perms: NM/C/NT - Resizable by menu),
@ Simone! [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague, Collier / Ring, Necklace:
Mhaijik Darshan Gold in Red Ring (250 Lindens, 275 Lindens with matching necklace (below), Perms: M/C/NT),
Mhaijik Darshan Gold in Red Necklace (275 Lindens with matching ring, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Guillaume pour homme [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Saxon Ash (199 Lindens/color pack including main tone and 2 tipped versions, 2000 Lindens/32 colors-96 versions packs, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
Angel Sunkissed Stubble (1800 Lindens/facial option, 9000 Lindens/6 facial options, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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  1. Heya Ben! :) Thank you so much for the review of the new shoes. I had a lot of fun making them! They ARE available in the men’s section of Simone! as well. They sit right above the “Thadicus” suit.


    Comment by Lissa Maertens — 12 August 2008 @ 2:11

  2. Lush post, gots to love Ames’s hair!!
    <3 Ash

    Comment by Ashia Tomsen — 12 August 2008 @ 3:24

  3. “Costume, Chemise / Suit, Shirt: @ Amodica” I don’t see amodica in the list :o

    Comment by Mop — 12 August 2008 @ 10:29

  4. Ty Ash!
    Yes Aem’s hair are nice: very good textures, variety of style, reasonnable prices… What else? ;-)

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 12 August 2008 @ 14:33

  5. HI mop!
    Amodica is in the credits!
    do you mean the list of slmen’s supporters?
    it is in too, under “Lookr”. Adam changed the name ONE MORE TIME. :-D

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 12 August 2008 @ 14:35

  6. Nice shoes - and an interesting name for them; the “Vanguard” shoes. Of all the over 500,000 words in the English language to choose from, what a coincidence that the shoe is the same name as Ben! Mmmh, or maybe Freud was right when he said that their are no coincidences, just subconscious wishes ;)

    I still bought a pair - LOL!

    Comment by Sigmund Leominster — 15 August 2008 @ 18:51

  7. @ Sig: I gave my humble eye to lissa once during the designing process, and suggested her a color (this one i’m wearing on this post), so the name i suppose ;-)
    It was not for being blogged, as Lissa knows too well how tough I am LOL

    Comment by Ben Vanguard — 15 August 2008 @ 18:57

  8. Oh Sigmund, looking for controversy, eh? Well, let me tell you… the story behind this shoe is that I had made some shoes awhile back and they sucked. But I showed Ben and he said… “Lissa, stick to making clothing.” Which was his nice way of saying, “They suck.” Soooooooo… fast forward several months. I decided, you know what? I’m going to make some shoes that Ben likes and by God I’m going to name them after him! And so I made the shoes… and the rest is history. But believe me, it has nothing to do with wanting him to blog them. LOL. It has to do with friendship (Ben is one of my oldest and dearest SL friends) and the challenge of making something (that I don’t normally make) that he would find attractive. :) Anyway… prolly more than you wanted to know!

    Comment by Lissa Maertens — 16 August 2008 @ 6:31

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  10. This is a cool post about Socks and there prices.
    Thanks for such an informative post.

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