Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day

Nuno McCullough | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Keep it simple

Sometimes a nice T-shirt makes everything on an outfit, this time I picked a green one at FORM, the pack comes with a complete set which gives you the possibility to hide your bellybutton and only for a mere 50 Lindens.

And finally the star of this outfit: the new All Stars Tennis from Hoorenbeek, this model belongs to my youth and I remember to have lots of them in black or white, so I was thrilled with the idea of having them on SL, they are comfy, have a good texture and nice details and goes with every casual look; a must have in every casual wardrobe.

I simply love accessories, so this time I choose the black Celtic cuffs at Studio Sidhe; since the moment I saw them I knew I had to have them – their realistic texture make you almost smell the leather, the dog tags are from Aitui and the aluminum sunglasses from Moderno.

For this outfit I changed my hairstyle with this Philotic short flex hair.

Remember boys, keep it simple

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Style, Photography: Nuno McCullough

• Tee-Shirt:
on 3 layers: jacket, shirt, underpants (50 Lindens. Perms: M/C/T),
@ FORM [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
All Stars/Camo (Includes 4 sizes) (480 Lindens. Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Jean / Jeans:
Jeans/Kerouac/Blue. (Includes 3 exchangeable belt buckles and 3 tees that feets over the jean and behind the belt buckle) (460 Lindens. Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Hoorenbeek [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Collier / Necklace:
Dog Tag Necklace (Long and short version included) (175 Lindens. Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Glasses:
Aluminum framed sunglasses (50 Lindens (sale price,) Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Moderno [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Poignets / Cuffs:
Men’s Celtic Knotwork Leather Cuff (New Black) (100 Lindens. Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Studio Sidhe [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Mykal Kohl (150 Lindens. Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
Aitui Hazel eyes (49 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
MMS GEN3 chesthair (1700 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Minnu Model Skin [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at: “Grandma” and “Sand Shack Surf & Co.”

Shopping at “GrandMa,” Hanae Nishi’s brand, is like browsing the flea market and finding the vintage piece which will be the start of a new trend, as creation is now mainly re-creation! Here you can find funny and cool items, and their very low price (50 Lindens/item) is an incentive to put together original outfits and dare to try what you usually don’t. All is moddable, like at all the good makers, and copy/no transfer. I chose these plaid distressed pants with bright colors in the last collection from “GrandMa.”

Also new, the Suit Shirt by Emma Gilmour for “Sand Shack Surf & Co.” in the Surf Couture range. They come in 8 colors, and are very nicely done. The precision of the drawing gives a very interesting look, neither cartoonish nor photosourced.

I Like Emma’s work, plus she is one of the most adorable designers I’ve met. I was about to not show this jacket-shirt combo on Slmen though.

Because the jacket layer of the combo jacket-shirt is “no modify,” I had to fight for ages with a sleeve filler on the shirt layer to give it a satisfying appearance, avoiding the ugly tight sleeves of the jacket – I must be the only one hating the tight sleeved jackets, everyone seems ok with that, including all the fashion gurus from everywhere on the grid. I suppose a simple guy working on his fashion blog without seeing the daylight, should accept like everyone. But I just can’t!!!

Things would be so much easier if only the bloody jacket would be moddable: just one or two points less on the sleeve’s length would be fine on the jacket layer, with a basic setting of the sleeve filler’s “sleeve looseness” in appearance mode. I would have gotten a way better look for way less work.

PLEASE, PLEASE! Tell me why these jackets-shirts combo are set to “no modify?” This is just plain stupid. I don’t understand what the designer gains doing that, but I’m perfectly aware of what the customer loses…

These good jackets are no copy-transfer, unfortunately not moddable, and you can get your favorite color for 110 Lindens, or get the fat pack of 8 for 600 Lindens.

To complete the outfit, I chose one more time shoes from “Perfect Tomorrow” in their low version in Black and Gray, perfectly matching the jacket and shirt combo; also my favorite hair from “Aitui,” a simple but beautiful ring from “Eye Candy” and a pair of glasses from “Sergeys,” for a slightly intellectual look ;-)

Enjoy!

ADD ON: Emma Gilmour just let me know that you can, on request, have a moddable version of the jackets. She usually sets the perms to “no-modify” to avoid the items being totally destroyed (and so the customer being disappointed), as her stuff is mainly “No copy-Transfer” (easily giftable).
If you feel able to mod your stuff, ask Emma for an exchange! If you need to learn how to modify items, you better make a copy of a “copy-no transfer” item and mess with it as much as you want until you get skilled enough to do it on a “no copy” item!
When you use a sleeve filler on the shirt layer like I did to give some volume to the sleeves, you could have a perfect look shortening the sleeves of the jacket layer a little bit, by one or two points of the “sleeve length” slider in appearance mode, first on the top!
B.V. 01.19.2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pantalon / Pants:
GRANDMA!**P&G-check-pants(M) (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ GrandMa [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Veste, Chemise / Jacket, Shirt:
[SC] Surf Couture - Suit Jacket - Black w/ Striped (110 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Sand Shack Surf Co. [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Volume pour manches / Sleeve Filler:
Sleeve Filler -all sliders to 100, but: sleeve length: 95, Shirt fit: 12, Sleeve looseness: 20- (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ SLMen [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Glasses:
*Sergeys* Glasses Toronto Black (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Sergeys [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Platinum Moria Men’s Band (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Eye Candy Designs Jewelry [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes :
Perfect Tomorrow Low Standard BLACK GRAY (285 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
@ Perfect Tomorrow [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Aitui - Sleepwalk Hair /Black/ (225 Lindens, Perms: C/M/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]

• Skin:
Joshua Normal Skin Stubble (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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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)
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Nouveau chez / New at “Mantra” & “Muism”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Introducing new pants by Kim Takashi for Mantra. These “snake skin” patterned jeans are tintable. I show them with a light blue tint and you can express your color creativity as much as you want! The pants are copy-no-transfer, so you can save each of your own creations.

These pants are perfect to mix and match a Rockstar outfit! Well, this is Kim’s goal to release such items, and she succeeds totally. They come with two prim buckles. Usually, Kim provides a version of her pants with the buckle drawn on the texture, for those who want to avoid one more attachment. As these pants are tintable, they don’t come with this option: the buckle would be tinted too, which might look weird. You can have the new “snake skin jeans” for 125 Lindens.

To go along with these pants, I chose the new “Fox” hair by Icemocolo Voom for Muism. It completes my rockstar look perfectly. Muism will release a lot of hair for men in 2008, which is good for us SL guys! Also, one of the always perfect tattoos from Aitui, a tank top from Renegade in the uber versatile “Tank top pack” offering a full range of layers and colors from white to black (plus it’s tintable), the new Envision V.2 skin from The Body Politik in its “rockstar” makeup 2 option, and some jewelry from Guillaume pour Homme.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean / Jeans:
MANTRA Snakeskin Jeans (tinted)(125 Lindens with 2 prim buckles, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Mantra [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Muism* Fox dark ash-high light (250 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens/6 colors, 2500 Lindens/all18 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Muism [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
[Renegade] Darkest Tank Tucked, in Tank Pack (249 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Renegade [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Tatouage / Tattoo:
AITUI TATTOO - Dolphin Peau /black ink/ =undershirt= (100 Lindens in a pack including 2 ink colors on every top layer, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boots:
JCS - Oslo - Black (400 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T),
@ JCS Shoes [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Boucle d’oreille, Collier, Bracelet, Bague / Colier, Bracelet, Ring:
O-Rings Triple Earring Black Rubber rings and chain (250 Lindens in a pack of 5 pairs, Perms: M/NC/T),
Screwed Necklace Mn sz (375 Lindens in a pack including also a single bracelet and a single ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
5 Screw Coiled Bracelet Mns Sz (125 Lindens in a pack including also another bracelet and a ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
3 Screw Coiled Ring Mns Sz (125 Lindens in a pack including also 2 bracelets, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour Homme [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Skin:
.:: TBP ::. Envision Caramel 5 O’Clock Shadow Skin v2 B M2 (1750 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ >The Body Politik [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Nouveau chez / New at “Color Me Couture” & “JCS”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Night, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Introducing today the brand new “Shanghai” shoes from JCS. They are another great artwork by Eponymous Trenchmouth. Look at the details of the texture. No other shoes in sl are so well finished, even inside and on the sole! For a man of taste, what is invisible is as important as what is visible. The build work is as achieved as the texture work with, as usual now at JCS, different builds for the left and right shoe.

These Shanghai offer a precious look, inspired from Asia. The first idea is to find rich and sophisticated clothes to fit them, brocard and stuff. But I think too much sophistication kills sophistication, especially in men’s style. These shoes have to be the master piece of the outfit. So I looked for quality basics composing a blue palette (Aitui Slacks, Moderno sweater, Eye Candy Designs Ring), and added a rough necklace from Goth1c0 as a dash of spice in the cocktail! I hope you’ll enjoy this outfit of the day as much as I do!

“Shanghai” shoes come in copy-non transfer or no copy-transfer according to your preferences. They are no modify as usual at JCS, but they are sold with two sizes in the package. Black-Red, Black-Blue, Black-Steel and Gray-Silver are the available colors (shown). New colors are about to be released: Brown-gold (shown) and black gold (not shown). You can have each color for 400 Lindens, and bargain packs will be available offering the 6 colors for a very nice price!

Also new, “Ethan” by Tag Mulligan for Color Me Couture (CMC). It comes in 5 colors for a low 99 Lindens each. It finishes the look of the day with a bit of an attitude! We’ll have to keep track of hair from this young designer!

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Showing JCS - Shanghai - Black/Blue.

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JCS - Shanghai - Black/Blue: details

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Left to Right and Top Down:
JCS - Shanghai in: Black-Red, Brown-Gold, Black-Steel and Gray-Silver.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Souliers / Shoes:
JCS - Shanghai (400 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T),
@ JCS Shoes [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Pantalon / Slacks:
Aitui - Reborn Series Slacks /Blue Hue/ (150 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

• Bague / Ring:
Sapphire Celtic Band (95 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Eye Candy Designs Jewelry [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Collier / Necklace:
-Goth1c0- Wings of destruction Dark (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Goth1c0 [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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

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

• Sweater: Moderno

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Noir et Blanc / Black and White: “Aitui”, “Civvies”, “JCS”, “Mantra”, “Tête à Pied”, “The Good Life”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Costume, Special Event | Saturday, December 15th, 2007

New black and white skin at Tête à Pied! Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot released this special edition in black and white, in 3 facial hair options plus the “mature” version. Each comes in hairy or bald in the same package. You can get them, as usual, for a low 500 Lindens.

New men’s hair at “The Good Life”! Avant Scofield offers us this hair in 24 very good textures. He used a new alpha texture, to give it a real choppy look. Obviously, today I show it to you in black!

To go along with them, i chose a grey shirt from Civvies (Posy Trudeau), black pants from AItui (Jesseaitui Petion), a bracelet from Mantra, (Kim Takashi) and white shoes from JCS (Eponymous trenchmouth). Only colored part, intense blue eyes from Zada (Zada Zenovka).

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Men’s Late Shift Noir (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by CJ Carnot & Roslin Petion,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

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

• Shirt / Chemise:
[CIVVIES] Buttondown Shirt - Skulls (100 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Posy Trudeau,
@ A I T U I, Aitui (195, 120, 23)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Carl Perkins White (400 Lindens/color, 1200 Lindens/fatpack of 6 colors, Perms: C/NM/NT),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ JCS Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Bracelet:
MANTRA Wood & Glass Bead Bracelet (35 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Kim Takashi,
@ MANTRA, Doll City (213, 79, 25)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Indian Ink Steel (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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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day: Aitui, JCS Shoes, Mystikal, Simone!

Perry Proudhon | - Every Day Outfits, - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Monday, December 10th, 2007

To me, texture is the most important part of SL clothing, and that’s what attracted me about this sweater from Simone! and the Aitui pants. Both look soft to the touch, draping realistically, with nice highlighting. The Oslo shoes from Eponymous Trenchmouth continue to be my favorites…I rarely wear any others on SL lately.

Mystikal Faddoul’s Chico hair is natural and messy without being scruffy. Shown here in Chocolate, the color is less severe and compliments the softness of the TaP skin.

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Pull / Sweater:
(Simone!) Purple Sweater (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Simone Stern,
@ Simone! Design Main Location, Simone (81, 228, 32)

• Pantalons / Pants:
Reborn Slacks, Black (150 Lindens, 550/pack of 5 colors, Perms: M/NC/T):
by Jesseaitui Petion,
@ A I T U I, Aitui (195, 120, 23)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Oslo black (400 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Bague / Ring: Robert Dual Tone Gemstone Ring (200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T), with menu driven color changer for the main gem and the metal, by Kesseret Steeplechase,
@ KessKreations - Fine Jewelry and Wedding Accessories, Crystal Shores (235, 29, 22)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Chico Chocolate (250 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Mystikal Fadoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs Main Store, Mystikal (129, 120, 27)

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

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Bronze Clean Cut - (500 Lindens),
by CJ Carnot,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

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