Nouveau chez / New at “Dutch Touch” (Iki Ikarus), “Philotic Energy” (Aemilia Case) & “Shop Therapy” (Proda Jie)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

• Showing today some great pieces of clothing by Iki Ikarus for Dutch Touch. They have very original fall colors and a very good design. I do particularly like the pants, probably my favorite plaid pants in SL today! Used and subdued, you can wear it everyday without being bored! The sweater in RuDi is set to “modify” and it’s tintable. You will find in the pack a sweater to wear as is (shown) or tinted following your own creativity, and in three pre-tinted versions. The pants are moddable.

• New sneakers by Proda Jie for Shop Therapy. An interesting alternative, as we don’t have so many good sneakers in SL. These ones are Burgundy, more colors soon, Proda promised, and are sold for a fair 420 Lindens. They come in 5 sizes to fit everyone, boys and girls!

• Go pick the “Boyd” hair with beanie by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy! It’s cute and it’s sold for only 5 Lindens and the pack includes every color available in the shop. A good way to make your choice of color for the other hair you can find at Philotic Energy, a great alternative to the mainstream hair you can find everywhere!

• Interesting scarf by Funk Schnook for FNKY!, you can choose from 11 textures and color it in 42 colors by menu. Well that’s a lot of scarves in one for 200 Lindens.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pantalon, Pull / Pants, Sweater:
RuDi :: DUTCH TOUCH :: 300L (300 Lindens/pack including a tintable sweater and 3 pretinted ones, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Iki Ikarus,
@ :: DUTCH TOUCH MAINSTORE =^.^= U, Willow Beach (30, 216, 32)

• Volume pour manches / Filler for sleeves:
Filler for sleeves - (50 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT),
by Ben Vanguard,
@ Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Echarpe / Scarf:
FNKY! Multi Scarf (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes :
Prodas R66 Sneakers V1.0 (burgundy) boxed 420L (420 Lindens, Perms: C/NM/NT),
by Proda Jie,
@ Shop Therapy, TRUE (59, 227, 22)

• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Boyd Ash Blonde with beanie (5 Lindens for an everything pack, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Aemilia Case,
@ Philotic Energy at Lemon, Imogen (57, 17, 57)

• Bague / Ring:
Mhaijik Roux-Ga-Roux Ring Silver (400 Lindens/set including a necklace, a bracelet and a ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Promotion chez / Sale at: “Diversity Hair”, Nouveau chez / New at “Stellar Designs”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Night | Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

• Introducing today two new creations of my Queen of Sexiness, aka Lexi Morgan, for Stellar Designs! As usual, Lexi offers us basics, but nicely designed and textured ones, with as usual a little something that make them look attractive…

The turtleneck sweaters come in 6 colors (Red, White, Brown, Dark Gray, Green (shown) and blue (not shown). Sculpties prim attachment collar and cuffs are provided for a perfect finish. The colors are subdued but bright, the shadowing reach Lexis’s goal: make your avatar express all its sex appeal! :-) You can have them for 125 Lindens for a color, and 600 Lindens for a fat pack of 6 colors.

The tattoo’d jeans come in 5 wash (all shown below), three blue and two black ones. The added tattoos make them surprisingly hot. Well, the talent Lexi has to put the highlights in the right spot as well! :-D Another trick of Lexi is to transform a pure basic into an object of seduction! You can have your favorite pairs for 130 Lindens or have them all for 500 Lindens.

The jeans are modify, of course, so I could fit perfectly the indispensable Flare Oxford from Shiny Things. This is probably the model of shoes I’d pick if I had to choose only one (OMG, such a horrible thought!)

Diversity Hair is having a “Natural pack” sale! All Men’s and Women’s Natural Packs of hair have been slashed by 50% (150Lindens instead of 300) until October 31st midnight, so hurry up! This is an occasion to try new hair tones, gentlemen! Follow this link to take a look at the styles by Aleri Darkes we have shown on slmen.com.

I’m wearing today “Alec” in five of six colors available in the promo-pack (”Eclipse,” “Hot Chocolate,” “Seaside Sand,” “Java,” “Cranberry,” and, not shown: “Honey Suckle,” a golden light blond.)

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Stellar Design - Tattoo’d Jeans “Dark Wash”, Turtleneck Sweater “Red”,
Diversity Hair - Alec “Eclipse”, & Shiny Things - Flare Oxford “Red”.

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Stellar Design - Tattoo’d Jeans and Turtleneck Sweaters, & Shiny Things - Flare Oxford,
Left to Right & Top Down:
“Light Wash”, “White”, & “Glitter Silver”; “Black Wash”, “Brown”, & “Brown”;
“Silver Wash”, Dark Gray”, & ” Black”; “Medium Wash”, “Green”, & “Black”.

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Diversity Hair “Alec”, Left to Right & Top Down:
“Hot Chocolate”; “Seaside Sand”; “Java”; “Cranberry”.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean, Pull Col Roulé/ Jeans, Turtleneck Sweater:
SD Tattoo’d Jeans (130 Lindens/color, 500 Lindens/pack of 5, Perms: M/C/NT),
SD Turtleneck Sweater (125 Lindens/color, 600 Lindens/pack of 6, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes :
Flare Oxford (300 Lindens/color, Perms: C/NM/NT),
by Fallingwater Cellardoor,
@ Shiny Things, Shiny Falls (83, 187, 28)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Diversity Hair* Alec (175 Lindens for a pack of 4 close colors, 1000 Lindens for an everything pack, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Aleri Darkes,
@ Diversity Hair, Dacham (57, 110, 46)

• Bague / Ring:
Knot Ring with tails flex (100 Lindens for 4 separate cord Rings with knots or not, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Nouveau chez / New at “Casa Del Shai” by Shai Delacroix: Le Smoking Croc Trenchcoat

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Night, Official | Monday, October 29th, 2007

New release at Casa Del Shai! With “Le Smoking Croc Trenchcoat,” Shai Delacroix offers us luxurious leather trench coats, with tux pants and complementary shirts with tie.

What I regret: due to a little prim in the buckle with the minimum size permitted, it’s impossible to shrink the tail and belt prim attachment. All you can do is to stretch it. I was able to fit almot perfectly the attachment on my avatar, which is pretty thin compared to the average male avie in SL, but guys who chose a smaller avatar than mine could get a bit frustrated, or would have to edit the tail linked part by linked part. That could be pretty tedious!

What I love: the impeccable style, Shai’s mark for sure; the superb textures; the colors, true and vibrant without being loud, terribly “real.”

Many designers should be inspired by Shai Delacroix’s talent with designing colors. Sure, it’s easier to set a color quickly with the SL sliders and make the pieces of garment no modify, to avoid the customers changing the color themselves… how mean… Serious designers like Shai embed the color in their texture after a real work of colorist… This is obviously not the same amount of work.

The trench coats come in 4 colors (black, brown, red and green), each with a different sort of leather. They are made in three components, jacket layer, flexi prim tail and belt attachment, and fur collar flexi prim attachment. Each pack includes a shirt with tie (colored to create a harmony with the trenchcoat) and a pair of black dress pants.

The attachments, pants and shirt are moddable. Perms are copy-no transfer. Each trench coat (with complementary shirt and pants) is sold for 700 Lindens.

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*Shai* Le Smoking Croc Trenchcoat in “Red”

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Left to Right & Top Down:
*Shai* Le Smoking Croc Trenchcoat in “Red”, “Black”, “Mold” and, “Brown”.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Manteau de cuir, Pantalon, chemise / Trenccoat, Pants, Shirt:
*Shai* Le Smoking Croc Trenchcoat (700 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Classic Lace-up Shoes (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Mako Magellan,
@ Mako Magellan Gentlemen’s Apparel, Cdn Kittiwickshire (58, 120, 23)

• Lunettes de soleil / Sunglasses:
FNKY! CC5085B Glasses (Black, Medium) (300 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Sawyer Midnight,
by Tami McCoy,
@ Hair Styles by Tami McCoy, Dixie (87, 90, 23)

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Nouveau chez / New at “Styles of edo” (edo Tone)

Perry Proudhon | Dressy, Formal, Night | Sunday, October 28th, 2007

With all the formal affairs that seem to occur in world, you’ll be ready for the next wedding, ball, or sim opening with this tuxedo from edo Tone. Tuxedo sets of various combination range in price from 550 to 600L, or you can buy the jacket and pants without shirt in a pack for 400L. The shirt without vest is 165L and 195L with the vest. It’s really a well-made tux, very natural, with beautiful textures. My favorite is the shirt with silver vest and tie…it really shimmers! Paired here with the versatile City Walk shoes in black from Shiny Things and the really cool and economical stacked color-changing rings from Mhaijik Guillaume.

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Shown: Jacket and pants with tuxedo wing vest sil

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Left to Right:
Jacket and pants with Styles of edo, Wingcs;
Jacket and pants with Styles of edo,Tuxedo Wingbc

Style: Perry Proudhon
Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Smoking / Tuxedo:
Styles of edo Tuxedo (Perms: M/C/NT),
by edo Tone,
@ Styles of edo, Main Shop-Tuxedo, Suit Collection, Chuginadak (236, 163, 40)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Shiny Things - City Walk - black (300 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Fallingwater Cellardoor,
@ Shiny Things, Shiny Falls (83, 187, 28)

• Bague / Ring:
Majikal Rings, stacked pewter colour change (75 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/NT),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Mhaijik Guillaume jewelry, Pheosia (59, 211, 151)

• Yeux / Eyes:
(Avatar) Eyes: Natural - Blue (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ Pixeldolls, Port Seraphine (32, 132, 27)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Medium - H17 Emo - (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY @ FNKY Cake Island, FNKY Cake (128, 46, 24)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Happy Dispatch nekoge short - silver (100 Lindens/color & 300 Lindens/pack of 15, Perms: M/C/NT),
by hiko Nino,
@ Happy Dispatch, HappyDispatch (163, 112, 304)

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SL’s first award for new designers of men’s clothes

Ben Vanguard | - Non classé | Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Today Second Guy Clothiers announces the Ballini Award, which will recognize new designers of quality men’s clothes. Four Awards will be given in the areas of Business, Casual, Athletic, and Rebel Cool. The winner in each category will receive a cash award of L$10,000, a 1/4 page ad on Second Style Magazine with a value of L$3000 and one month of free retail space at Second Guy Clothiers including promotion.

Judging will be done by a distinguished panel in the world of men’s fashion: Ryan Darragh of Men’s Second Style, Shai Delacroix of Casa Del Shai, Swaffette Firefly of SF Design, Jesseaitui Petion of Aitui, and Ben vanguard of Slmen.com. “Second Guy was founded on the principle of quality clothing for men and we are excited to help bring the best new talent in that area to public attention,” said, Balthazar Balhaus of the Ballini Suite.

Submissions are due by Friday November 16. “We encourage everyone who has recently started to design in the area of men’s clothes to enter their best work for consideration. We are casting a broad net and wish the best of luck to SL’s next star designers.” said LB Fellini of the Ballini Suite.

Winners will be announced at a party at Second Guy on Saturday December 8 and in Men’s Second Style and Slmen.com.
(more…)

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Nouveau chez / New at “Mantra” (Kim Takashi) & “Slinked” (Edward Palace)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Introducing today a new designer in world, with her first item for men: “destroyed jeans” by Kim Takashi for MANTRA. Well, one more pair torn jeans you could tell me! These ones have a particularity; they come in two versions with and without buckle on the texture, and you can attach a prim buckle that you can find in the pack. It adds some realism! The jeans are nicely done, the seam on the cuff is straight, which is pretty rare. It’s moddable and you can have the double pair of jeans, and the 4 buckles for 150 Lindens. Stay tuned for more items by Kim Takashi!

New tattoos as well, from Slinked, almost new cuffs from Faery Sola for Studio Sidhe, and to complete the outfit, the good “Quixote” boots from Jeepers Creepers Shoes, a necklace by Avant Scofield for the Good Life and the very good Jack hair with hat from Starley Thereian for Moderno.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean / Jeans:
MANTRA Destroyed Jeans (150 Lindens/pack including 2 pairs of jeans (with and without textured buckle) and 4 prim buckles, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Kim Takashi,
@ MANTRA, Doll City (187, 137, 23)

• Tatouage / tattoos:
Attitude - *Slinked* (300 Lindens - Full body tattoo, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Edward Palace,
@ Slinked Tattoo’s, Athena (177, 236, 605)

• Bottes / Boots:
Quixote - Black (400 Lindens, Perms NM/NC/T),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Poignets / Cuffs:
:+:SS:+: Men’s Celtic Knotwork Leather Cuff (Black w bronze) (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Faery Sola,
@ :+:Studio Sidhe:+: [Main Store], Stadtrand (29, 238, 22)

• Collier / Necklace:
The GL - Vagabond Necklace (199 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO: Keith Hair - Toffee (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Starley Thereian,
@ Last Call ::MODERNO:: Menswear, Dazzle (130, 10, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Blue Steel (o) Outdoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada office & mainstore, Triangulum (24, 22, 26)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Seasonal Costumes series: Pirate Captain - SF Designs (Swaffette Firefly)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Costume | Friday, October 26th, 2007

Another costume for our seasonal series: Pirate Captain by Swaffette Firefly for SF Designs.
In the pack you will find: a shirt with lace, hose, a coat (in two lengths, each in two sizes), a peg leg, a pair of golden earrings, high boots, a prim collar (2 sizes) and prim cuff attachments. I was about to forget 4 pirate-speak gestures! Every item is modable and transfer. You can have all these pieces for 400 Lindens.

You can find all the costumes on Slmen following this link.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Manteau, Chemise en dentelle, Collants, Bottes, Boucles d’oreille / Coat, Lace Shirt, Hose, Boots, Earrings:
sfd pirate captain (400 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by swaffette Firefly,
@ sf design formal and suits for men, Innisfree (134, 53, 537)

• Bague / Ring:
Silver 3 band Ring with Water Vial 2 (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Sirena Victor Black - Jet (195 Lindens for a 4 close colors pack, 995 for an “everything” pack),,
by Natalia Zelmanov,
@ Sirena Hair & Fashion, West Sunset (159, 50, 21)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Blue Steel (o) Outdoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada office & mainstore, Triangulum (24, 22, 26)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Hit Man Soul (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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