Joyeuse fin d’année! / Happy end of year! (with some new from “Eros Designs”)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Formal, Night | Monday, December 31st, 2007

Introducing today for the first time a creation from Eros Designs by Keth Mommsen. I show you the last release for men, “James Tuxedo,” a classic black tux with bow tie. You will find in the pack a shirt in the shirt layer, a jacket in the jacket and skirt layer, a pair of pants with satin finished side band, and a prim bow tie. Everything is moddable and transfer. You can have this Tuxedo for 500 Lindens.

I like particularly the attention given to details in the tux: buttons, collar, satin ribbon, even the black is not too black to allow some shadowing work, as SL can’t allow full black items to react to light like irl. Not all designers think of this!

The ring from Kesseret Steeplechase, with its little show-off-still-chic attitude, fits well with a grand party outfit!

I chose the updated Envision skin from Body Politik with some black eye makeup for a slightly decadent look. The new hair design on it is so good I decided to not add any prim hair for this look!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Smoking, Chemise, Nœud Papillon / Tuxedo, Shirt, Bow Tie:
*ED* James Tuxedo (500 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Eros Designs [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
City Walk - black (300 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
@ Shiny Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Robert Dual Tone Gemstone Ring (200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
with menu driven color changer for the main gem and the side metal,
@ KessKreations [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
Envision Caramel Chin Stripe Makeup 2 with hair (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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50% Off Sale at “Relika” and upgrade from former versions of Envision Skin by “The Body Politik”

Ben Vanguard | Uncategorized | Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Relika Itamae for “Relika” is having a great 50% off sale from now until January 1st! It’s your chance to get at a very attractive price “The lucas” outfit for men shown on slmen a while ago! You would be able to get a pack with two sweaters and a pair of pants for 100 Lindens, or the everything pack of 6 colors sweaters and three pairs of pants for 250 Lindens. Go for it! Perms are M/C/NT.
@ Relika [Designer, Address & SLURL]

I forgot to give you some information about the upgrade in my post on the new version of Envision Skin from “The Body Politik” Here it is! Every owner of a former version of the Envision skin is eligible for a free upgrade! Just contact Maximillion Grant in world with your transaction number if you bought the skin during the past month, or simply give your name if you bought it before. In case of a problem tracing your transaction, Maximillion will arrange a meeting with you to verify that you own a skin and provide you the new version. This is the most open minded policy for upgrading you could dream of! :-)
Note that upgrades will be available only after the sale period.

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New Update for Envision skin (The Body Politik) + 50% off Sale!

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Introducing today the updated version of Envision Skin for men, by Maximillion Grant for The Body Politik! And at the same time, I’m pleased to announce that The Body Politik is having a huge 50% off sale on every skin (including the updated ones), shapes and skin-shape packs from saturday 29th until the 31st of december at noon SL time! This is a very interesting way to get the new Envision I’m presenting in depth today.

Faithful to slmen policy about comments, I will stay as factual as I can and let you take a look at the many pictures I did.

First, general pictures in two skin tones, then after the jump, you will see all the skin tones offered, then the 12 different facial hair options added to the clean shaven one, and at the end you will have a look at the brand new makeup versions, in three options. They are modeled with 3 different designer’s shapes, to show you their versatility. (so no, it’s not me on the pictures :-D )

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• Shape: Lemon E4:38 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Caramel Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

Note that the pricing scheme remains the same: you can have a skin in one skin tone and one facial option for 1750 Lindens, a pack of 4 diffrent facial hair option in the same skin tone, including the “clean shaven” one, for 3500 Lindens. 4 Packs are provided. You can choose the complete pack of all 13 facial hair options in one skin tone for 5000 Lindens. Each skin comes in two versions, hair and bald. In the following pictures, you will see the “hair version.” As a complement item, you will also get a color matching texture for your Xcite genitals if you have them.

So, what is new in this update?

Maximillion redid the eyebrows and the hair almost completely. The hair is now incredibly realistic, and can easily be worn without any prim hair.

The ears are retouched, and the result is worth it.

Most importantly, the upper eyelid is now lightened. That makes Envision now able to fit many more shapes. The main problem of the previous version IMHO was these dark eyelids which didn’t look good with many face shapes. This is now fixed!

There were little problems with light spots next to the eyes; these are fixed too. Last but not least, the skin suffered from dark patches, depending on lighting conditions, which have been fixed as well, so the skin looks more natural in more situations.

But wait, there’s more! Maximillion Grant went through the whole skin, top to bottom, and did a lot of work smoothing out any graininess while trying to keep all the details. As a result, the entire skin has much better definition.

A few words about the makeup options. They come for each skin tone in every facial hair option! Makeup 1 is an eyeliner, makeup 2 is the same eyeliner with some black eyeshadow, makeup 3 looks to me like the number two version, but tear-stained. Interesting options which stay masculine looking. I know that Maximillion has been working a lot on them!

Envision is now an achieved skin. It was already a good alternative, but its flaws and especially the lack of versatility according to facial shapes prevented it from being in the top category. Now it’s part of the top range and it’s good for the competition between skin creators!

What I like: the huge variety of facial hair options, and now the makeup options, which come in every facial hair and skin tone; the gentle face you get with that skin; the hair; the slim and toned appearance it gives, without overdeveloped abs or pecs.

What I wish: a blonde version. A real black skin tone and maybe a natural tone lighter than “titanium” (maybe with a blonde or reddish version? :-) )

Remember that the 50% sale will make these skins particularly more attractive until the 31st of december 2007 noon SL time!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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• Shape: Lemon E4:38 (800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Lemon [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Skin: Envision Platinum Clean Shaven (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

More pictures after the jump! (Skin tones, facial hair options, makeup options)
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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day : “Maitreya”, “Slanted Fox”…

Perry Proudhon | - Every Day Outfits, - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Friday, December 28th, 2007

Riki Yifu’s Winter Wage outfit comes with the pictured jacket, wash fade jeans, gloves, sculpty cuffs for both the jacket and the jeans, and a collar for the jacket. When wearing the sculpty jacket cuffs, it helps to adjust the texture, changing the horizontal (U) Repeats Per Face to 1.2, from the default 3.0. The texture matches up better with the texture on the sleeves then. Priced at 205L, it’s a reasonable amount of money for what you get.

Also shown are Onyx LeShelle’s Maitreya Man Desert Boots (in mud).

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Veste, jean, gants / Jacket, pants, gloves:
**SF** Winter Wage - for Him (205L C/M/NT),
@ Slanted Fox [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Maitreya Man - Desert Boots (400 Lindens/color, 1500 Lindens/fatpack of 5 colors, Perms: C/NM/NT)
@ Maitreya [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Medium - Emo (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ FNKY! [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Queue et oreilles de chat / Cat’s tail and ears:
Hybrid v2 Male Interactions Neko Ears, Tail (Tail, 250L; Ears, 295L, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Hybrid [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
Natural Blue (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ PixelDolls [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day : “Civvies”, “Flesh Peddlers”, “Form”, “Zero Number”…

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer, Punky | Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Several people have attempted “beaten” skins…I think Posy Trudeau has succeeded quite well with her “Fight” version of the Jack skin at Flesh Peddlers. Looking at the bruises and cuts makes your eyes water, I swear.

The War-Torn Gear is a series of tanks and tees in different neutral colors on jacket, shirt and undershirt layer that can be mixed and matched for various effects.

FORM’s F*cked jeans, shredded and duct-taped, fit the ensemble well. Tied to my leg is the DarkPANDA *Leg Bag by Nana Beatty, from Kana-Na. The outfit is finished off with Engineer Boots by Mai Runo for Zero Number.

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Skin:
{FP} Jack Skin_Tan_Fight (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Flesh Peddlers [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chemise / Tee-Shirt:
War-Torn Tees (400 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Civvies [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Pantalon / Pants:
F*cked Jeans (75 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ FORM [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bottes / Boots:
[0N] Engineer Boots (400 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Zero Number [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bandana:
Black Arm Bandana (70 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Tonic [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
Natural Obsidian (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ PixelDolls [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• DarkPANDA *Leg Bag (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Kana-Na [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair: Tami McCoy

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Merry Christmas to you!

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Costume, Special Event | Monday, December 24th, 2007

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pantalon, Bretelles / Pants, Suspenders:
SD I’ve Been Naughty (mens) (290 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Stellar Design [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chapeau / Hat:
SantaCap with fur (25 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Hat and More [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bottes / Boots:
Ho! Men’s (50 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T)
JCS Shoes [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Christmas Ring Gold (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
Guillaume pour Homme / Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - H03/B02 - Stubble (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
FNKY! [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day : “Adam n Eve”, “Color Me Couture”, “Hoorenbeek”, “Mhaijik Things”.

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Official, Semi-Casual | Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Introducing today some items from “Hoorenbeek.” This brand has recently started to offer quality stuff which might interest you!
Today I’m showing “Suede jackets” and “Davit boots,” with complementary pants.

“Suede Jacket” comes in 4 colors (shown); in each pack you will find 4 different jacket layers: one combo with a sweater and a shirt underneath, showing a bit of the belt part of the layer; one without to allow you to wear it with the shirt or sweater of your choice on the shirt layer; and for each of them you will get two versions: one stand alone, one to wear with a complementary skirt. I’m not usually fond of the skirt layer to finish jackets, but this one fits well with minor adjustment (you will obtain a better look modifying your shape a bit, simply reducing the butt size under 35; there are other ways, but a bit more complicated). You can choose to wear the jacket made for the skirt layer complement alone, for a slightly different look with a shorter jacket. Two cuff prim attachments are included to finish the jacket.

The texture is nicely done, detailed without being obviously photosourced. Everything is moddable and copy-no transfer.

“Davit boots” show an original form. Their textures are detailed and show nice selvedges and elasticed sides. The leather texture is realistic. They come in three colors (shown). They are not moddable but come in three sizes for a perfect fitting to the proportions of your avatar. Copy-no transfer.

You can have no copy-transfer version of these items for easy gifting. The vendors offer the alternative. Note that Hoorenbeek is currently running a sale for the holidays, with around 20% off of selected items. Tomorrow, Saturday December 22nd, is the last day!

Another reminder for Mhaijik Guillaume’s limited Christmas rings: After the first of January, they won’t be for sale anymore!

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Showing [ hoorenbeek ] Suede Jacket - Grey, Pants Grey, Davit Boot - Leather - Black, CMC Hair Chase - Black

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Left to Right and Top Down
[ hoorenbeek ] Suede Jacket - Grey, Pants Grey, Davit Boot - Leather - Black, CMC Hair Chase - Black,
[ hoorenbeek ] Suede Jacket - Green, Pants Grey, Davit Boot - Leather - Brown, CMC Hair Chase - Auburn,
[ hoorenbeek ] Suede Jacket - Light Brown, Pants White, Davit Boot - Suede - Brown, CMC Hair Chase - Brown,
[ hoorenbeek ] Suede Jacket - Dark Brown, Pants Khaki, Davit Boot - Suede - Brown, CMC Hair Chase - Blonde.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Veste, Chemise, Sweater, Pantalon / Jacket, Sweater, Shirt, Pants:
[ hoorenbeek ] Suede Jacket (260 Lindens/color, Perms: M/NC/T),
[ hoorenbeek ] Pants (220 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT)
Hoorenbeek [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
[ hoorenbeek ] Davit Boot (360 Lindens/color, Perms: C/NM/NT)
Hoorenbeek [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Christmas Ring Silver (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
Guillaume pour Homme / Mhaijik Things [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
*CMC* Chase (99 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
CMC Color Me Couture [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
Damien t1 5 0 clock shadow tone 3 (1500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Adam n Eve [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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