Nouveau chez / New at: “Artilleri” by Antonia Marat

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Sunday, September 30th, 2007

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/artilleri/ classic shirt: 2x red and white panel.

Slmen’s other favorites:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
/artilleri/ classic shirt: Leo, Plain Black, Mid panel green, Horizontal checker, Two white vertical and Pinstriping.

Style: Ben Vanguard

• Chemise / Shirt:
/artilleri/ classic shirt (120 Lindens/1 shirt, 700 Lindens/10 shirts, Perms: M/NC/T),
with prim collar and prim cuffs, plus optional cuff with cigarettes pack.
by Antonia Marat,
@ Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26)

• Pantalon / Pants:
*Shai* Rock Suede Cords (150 Lindens/1, 550 Lindens/pack of 4, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

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

• Montre / Watch:
Outdoor Time - Boating, with real movement and modifiable time zone (399 Lindens, Perms M/NC/T),
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bague / Ring:
Double Pewter Ring White Opal (in the “13 rings” pack: 400 Lindens, ),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Aitui - Sleepwalk Hair /Black/ (225 Lindens, Perms: C/M/NT),
by Jesseaitui Petion,
@ A I T U I, Aitui (195, 120, 23)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Forest (o) Outdoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• 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: Slick Rick Trenchcoats

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Night, Semi-Casual | Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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*Shai* Slick Rick Trenchcoat in Red.

Other available colors:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
*Shai* Slick Rick Trenchcoat in Blue, Brown, Black, and Green.

Style: Ben Vanguard

• Trench, Pantalon / Trench, Pants:
In *Shai* Slick Rick Trenchcoat (500 Lindens/color, 2,200 Lindens/pack of 5, Perms: M/C/NT):
*Shai* Cordouroy Pants,
*Shai* Slick Rick Trenchcoat,
*Shai* Trenchcoat Prim Skirt (Shorter),
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Chemise / Shirt:
In *Shai* Luna Suit (600 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT):
*Shai* Luna White Barong Shirt,
*Shai* Luna White Barong Shirt Lower,
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Souliers / Shoes :
KING FOR MEN: Stick (199 Lindens, Perms: C/NM/NT),
by Kerem Lunt,
@ !King For Men, Marebbe (25, 51, 21)

• Bague / Ring:
Jordan*s Randy Men’s Ring (299 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Jordan Morgenrote,
@ Jordan’s fine jewelry at Oyster , Shepherd (177, 87, 92)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal - MoMo Hair black (250 Lindens/color, Perms: C/M/NT),
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs Main Store, Bali Loa (117, 117, 27)

• Yeux / Eyes:
Real Vision - Eden Eyes (150 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Mina Firefly,
@ The Firefly Body Shop, Boulevard Mystique (83, 90, 24)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Funky Monk (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”, “Diversity Hair” & “Jeepers Creepers”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Dressy, Official, Semi-Casual | Monday, September 3rd, 2007

• Introducing the last outfit from one of the best stylists in SL: Greek Boy Outfit by Shai Delacroix for Casa Del Shai. Shai offers us each time something we’ve never seen in sl, and it’s such a pleasure! Each outfit comes with sculpted prim attachments for the legs and a badge (not shown). I swear I have nothing against prim legs, just i’m not into slouchy pants, at least for this kind of outfit. :-) Exquisite sensation when wearing this outfit, comfortable and original, not mentioning how funny it is to mix and match the different colors. I do love it!

• Another new hair from Aleri Darkes for Diversity Hair (see previous posts). I told you, Aleri thinks of men, which is good! Jude has a classic touch and at the same time looks a bit crazy. I couldn’t imagine a better choice to fit shai’s new creation. Thank you Aleri!

• Another valuable introduction, the new “Scratch” shoes from Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers Creepers. Epy has reached such a level in the art of texturing now that her creations are simply a must have. They fit perfectly, they look Old School with something definitely modern. And you know what? Epy promised me tons of colors, some, including black and sand, in progress! :-D

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*Shai* Greek Boy Outfit in Chocolate, *Diversity Hair* Jude in Champagne, *Jeepers Creepers* Scratch in Sand/Brown.
(Full references at the end of this post)

The other color packs:
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*Shai* Greek Boy Outfit in Navy, Ruby and Khaki, *Diversity Hair* Jude in Pewter, Mochachino and French Roast.

Ben’s Remix:
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*Shai* Greek Boy Outfit in chocolate and Ruby (Vest), Khaki and Chocolate (Vest), Chocolate and Navy (Vest).
*Diversity Hair* Jude in Eclipse, Moonlight and Poinsettia Night.

Epy’s Treasures:
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*Jeepers Creepers* Scratch in Sand/Brown and Brown

Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Diversity Hair* Jude (175 Lindens for a pack of 4 close colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Aleri Darkes,
@ Diversity Hair, Dacham (77, 100, 48)

• Veste, Pantalon, Gilet, Chemise, Cravate / Jacket, Pants, Vest, Shirt, Tie:
*Shai* Greek Boy Outfit” (400 Lindens/1 Color, 1200 Lindens/4 colors, Perms: C/NT):
by Shai Delacroix
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Scratch (400 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Lunettes / Glasses:
Gudshu Glasses - Block (119 Lindens),
by Gudshu Udal,
@ Gudshu Glasses *Eyewear ONLY*, Satang (35, 247, 34)

• Bague / Ring:
Men’s Silver Claddagh Ring (200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Eggberta Echegaray,
@ The Willow Tea Room and Courtyard Garden, Babbage Square (206, 226, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
Eyes GREY-BLUE *REDGRAVE* (150 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Emilia Redgrave,
@ *REDGRAVE* Mens & Womens FASHION, SANDS Island 1 (171, 95, 24)

• 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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Body Positive: Lemon, RaC, The Good Life and Body Politik

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

A shape and 3 skins. You know the challenge now! I chose the skins which offered the best fit for the face contour, then the best fit for the body, and I tried to avoid the ones you can see everywhere :)

The shape is shown “As is.” Aemilia Case of Lemon did it. Aemilia and her business partner Haver Cole design the most interesting shapes in SL in my humble opinion. They bring diversity to SL! Black shapes, shorter shapes, chubby shapes, and even old and fat shapes.

Aemilia and Haver know how to make an avatar interesting and genuine without being necessarily “pretty.” Because they are customer conscious, they make their shapes “modify,” so you can make your avie evolve if you want to. :-)

This -7:23- shape will please those who want to be pretty tall without being a giant (6’6”), with a thin body. Notice how different skins can give a totally different appearance to the same shape!

For further information about the choice criteria, please read this Introduction.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Shape:
Lemon 7:23 - 6’6” - 800 Lindens,
by Aemilia Case,
@ Lemon - Shapes That Won’t Leave You Sour!, Imogen (175, 22, 60)

• Skin (Top down)
<> =RaC= Jim01 skin design - 4000 Lindens (including 6 facial hair styles),
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

<> The Good Life - Aaron Skin - F - Clean - 1600 Lindens,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

<> Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin Br B - 1750 Lindens,
by Maximillion Grant,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

• Coiffure / Hair:
The Good Life - Menace - Brown,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Gray Quartz (i) - SbZ - Indoor version,
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Maillot de bain / Swim Trunks:
*Shai* Bohol Swim Trunks Moss,
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

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• Shape:
Lemon 7:23
• Skins:
<> =RaC= Jim01 skin design
<> The Good Life - Aaron Skin - F - Clean
<> Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin Br B

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• Shape:
Lemon 7:23
• Skins:
<> =RaC= Jim01 skin design
<> The Good Life - Aaron Skin - F - Clean
<> Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin Br B

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Casa del Shai” by Shai Delacroix

• New suits at Casa del Shai! “Southern Comfort” comes in Cream, Brown and Charcoal, and a special Purple and Brown Relay For Life version, available during this week-end only, so hurry up and get it! All proceeds of this RFL Suit release will go the American Cancer Society.

The suits include sculpted cuffs for legs and sleeves. I do love the sleeve cuffs, I’m not impressed by the leg ones, so I choose to show you the suits without those. They look great that way after a slight modification of the pants. :-)

The jacket is entirely designed on the jacket layer, so you won’t fight with your sliders to fit a lower part on the skirt layer, YAY!

Pants are “Modify” which is, as you know, very important to me! ;-) Unfortunately, the shirt isn’t. It’s impossible to adjust the “sleeve looseness,” which is very useful to avoid the ugly “tight sleeves” look of the jacket you could wear over the shirt. The sculpty cuffs are here for that, but you definitely can’t wear this shirt with another jacket.

The bowtie is an attachment, so you can have a more casual look without wearing it. You can wear the “Southern Comfort” without jacket, with the choice of a tucked and an untucked, more casual looking, shirt (shirt layer and underpants complement for the first, jacket layer for the second).

Today I show you the Cream version, my favorite, and a quick view of the brown one and the must have “Relay for Life” special edition at the end of this post.

<> 800 Lindens for each color, including a tucked and untucked version of the shirt, along with a complement on the underpants layer.
The special RFL version comes with a matching fedora (not shown); you can get it for a 1000 Lindens donation.

• Introducing today the eyes range from Zada Zenovka, called Fidelity Eyes, which I recently discovered.

They are very detailed hand drawn eyes, and the designer has tried to make them as lifelike as possible, with certain success!

The eyes come in two sizes, which are called RealEyes and IdealEyes. Real eyes are my favorite; they are slightly smaller than the Ideal ones which have kind of an “anime” size. Be aware, though, that “RealEyes” are not as small as the “natural” from PixelDolls or the normal size at Miriel’s, talking about models I used many times on Slmen.

Each time you pick an eye from Zada, you get three pairs which are designed to match the ambient lighting. Indoors, the highlights resemble window lighting; the pupils are larger. Outdoors, the pupils are smaller with bright sunlight hinting, and an overall skyline sheen. Neutral have a generic highlighting. I do love this sense of detail! :-)

I will try to include some close-ups in my composites during the next few days, to show you these eyes properly.

<> You can get each color (from 20) for 100 Lindens (Introductory price, normal price will be 120 Lindens); or a pack of 5 (15 pairs) for 360 Lindens (Introductory price, soon you will have to pay 400 Lindens).

• New hair at Adam n’ Eve, by Domen Gorilla.

“Chico” comes in 20 colors, sold in packs of two nearby tones. 250 Lindens for a pack.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Chico - warmconker,
by by Damen Gorila,
@ Adam n Eve, Genesis (192, 150, 35)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (Bald),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Tawny (i) - SbZ - Indoor version,
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Costume, Chemise, Nœud papillon / Suit, Shirt, Bow Tie:
In “*Shai* Southern Comfort Cream”:
*Shai* Southern Comfort Jacket Cream,
*Shai* Southern Sleeves Cuff (sculpted prim attachments),
*Shai* Cream Linen Shirt (Tucked),
*Shai* Cream Linen Shirt Bottom(Tucked),
*Shai* Southern Comfort Bowtie,
*Shai* Southern Comfort Pants
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Souliers / Shoes :
City Walk shoes - Brown,
by Fallingwater Cellardoor,
@ Shiny Things, Shiny Falls (83, 187, 28)

• Bague / Ring:
Leezard Double Silver Ring,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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From Left to Right:
*Shai* Southern Comfort Brown
*Shai* Southern Comfort RFL (Relay for life)
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

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Body Positive: Body Politik, FORM and Naughty

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

First post of the series, with a shape from Body Politik and 3 skins from more than a dozen I tried with this shape. I chose the ones which offered the best fit for the face contour, then the best fit for the body.

The shape is shown “As is.” I just modified the foot size, which was conveniently set to 10 for a good shoe fitting, but was not good looking barefoot.

“Paul” is a high end shape, with good proportions, and you will appreciate it for sure if you like to be tall (6’10”) and muscular but not huge! :-) As usual, if you love the face, take it. Bodies are easier to modify. Fortunately, like all the good shapes I will show you here, it is fully modifiable.

I purposely chose skins with no or little facial hair, for a better detailed face view.

For further information about the choice criteria, please read this Introduction.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Shape:
The Body Politik Paul Modifiable Shape - 6’10” - 800 Lindens,
by Polly Pavlova,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

• Skin (Top down)
<> Envision Caramel Soul Patch Skin Br B - 1750 Lindens,
by Maximillion Grant,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

<> FORM Skin Light Tan Bald No Facial - 750 Lindens,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ The Block - FORM, Varado (139, 137, 31)

<> -N- Dante - Beach Tan - Shaved - 1800 Lindens,
by Lost Thereian,
@ Dante Skins By Lost, Naughty (34, 165, 23)

• Coiffure / Hair:
-=H2L=- Shun Silver (middle),
by Hayate Ewing,
@ -=H2L=-Hayate hair lab., -= Harajuku =- MagSL Tokyo Japan, Harajuku (117, 88, 22)

• Yeux / Eyes:
(Avatar) Eyes: Natural. (Emerald),
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Maillot de bain / Swim Trunks:
*Shai* Bohol Swim Trunks Red
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

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• Shape:
The Body Politik Paul Modifiable Shape
• Skins:
<> Body Politik - Envision Caramel Soul Patch Skin Br B
<> FORM - Skin Light Tan Bald No Facial
<> Naughty - Dante - Beach Tan - Shaved

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• Shape:
The Body Politik Paul Modifiable Shape
• Skins:
<> Body Politik - Envision Caramel Soul Patch Skin Br B
<> FORM - Skin Light Tan Bald No Facial
<> Naughty - Dante - Beach Tan - Shaved

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Casa de Shai” (Shai Delacroix)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Dressy, Night, Official, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer, Semi-Casual | Monday, July 9th, 2007

Last piece of the Barong tagalog series for today. Simply elegant and beautiful. The shirt, which is a derivative of the traditional tagalog suit, adds a touch of Asian culture to this deep blue suit which is a must have for an open minded man.
600 Lindens.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Spiked Hair - Medium Dark,
by Lost Thereian,
@ Influence, Naughty (80, 112, 23)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble Soul,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
(Avatar) Eyes: Natural. (bLUE),
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Costume, Chemise / Suit, Shirt:
In “Luna Suit”:
*Shai* Luna Suit Jacket Midnight,
*Shai* Luna Dress Pants Midnight,
*Shai* Luna White Barong Shirt (Mod Version),
*Shai* Luna White Barong Shirt Lower,
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

• Souliers / Shoes:
H&H Brown Oxfords,
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Bague, Piercings d’oreilles / Ring, Earrings:
Ring Sea and Italy,
Glass and Stainless steel Ear Tunnel Sm,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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