Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Fleur”, “JCS”, “Sf Design”…

While trying to think of what to say about Swaffette Firefly’s new outfit for SF Design, I seized the opportunity to bone up on my art history. My first idea was that the outfit put me in the mind of Claude Monet, one of the founders of French impressionism, and I re-experienced the watery beauty of that amazing artist.

I went on to do a quick search of some other Impressionists, only to find Mary Cassatt. Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844–1926), an American painter and printmaker, lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Her paintings “The Boating Party” and “Summertime” resonated most strongly, reminding me of the overall feel of Swaffette’s most recent release.

Then I thought, wait a minute, you high-minded freak, this is a blog of virtual fashion, not a crash course in art appreciation!

So here I am to tell you that Swaffette Firefly’s outfit is, as always, beautifully hand drawn and shaded, with an excellent eye for texture and color. The SF Design Henly, at 400L, is an amazing bargain for a feast of options on multiple layers — slacks, shirt, vest, jacket…

And Swaffette has done something I’ve been waiting for for quite a while…an ingenious prim attachment to the back of the jacket that eliminates that annoying hyper-fitting appearance (you all know what I mean, I’ve never had a jacket stick quite THAT tightly to my backside irl!). It comes in two different sizes and is easy to attach and barely needs adjustment, and naturally covers the back of the jacket, making it look even more realistic.

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price:4/5 - Value for money: 5/5

I thought the Fleur Vivant men’s skin in bronze was a good choice to complement Swaffette’s artistic flair. This is a unique, soft skin, not known (and worn) enough, pleasant to wear, very reasonably priced…one that I frequently forget I have buried deep in my inventory! I need to wear it more often, I think.

Eponymous Trenchmouth’s Scratch shoes in sand/brown round out the Henly nicely, along with the Nimaj Gold Brick ring from Mhaijik.

Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Nouveau chez / New at “JCS Shoes” and new sim for Tete a Pied (plus free outfit!)

New ankle boots at JCS Shoes! Eponymous Trenchmouth offers you each time more accomplished items. He knows like no other how to work no sculpty shoes. The textures are, as usual, perfectly drawn and the build, different from left to right for a better realism, is absolutely precise. Look at the finish of the zipper, at the engraved sketch under the sole!
Soma comes in 4 versions, combinations of black and grey. You can get your favorite pair for 400 Lindens, or have them all for 900 Lindens.
They are no modify, delivered in 2 sizes. Demos are available. Perms are No-Copy from the vendors, but you can have them Copy/No-Transfer on demand. Eponymous Trenchmouth offers the most open and caring customer support ever!

Tete a Pied just opened a new sim. Gorgeous build, plenty of space to show their work. For the occasion, Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot give away a free suit for men. You could find it in the train, behind a crate. Is there a sneak preview of a future collection for men? I hope so! I love the texture! The suit parts are no-modify. Well, as you know, I hate no modify items, and i think no-modify pants are a total no-no, so i never show them on slmen. But this is a freebie… Plus, fortunately, the pants were set loose enough to fit the shoes. So i made an exception, for this time only :-D
I show you Vivant, skin for men, in the new “Late shift” version. Even the name of it is way more evocative than a simple “stubble”!
As always, a very low 500 Lindens per facial hair and skin tone.

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showing JCS Shoes: SOMA 1- Gray/Black

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Left to Right & Top Down: SOMA 1- Gray/Black, SOMA 1- Black/Gray, SOMA 2 - Gray/Black, SOMA 2 - Black/Gray.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Costume / Suit:
TaP Mens Charcoal Suit (FREE, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Tete à pied [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Gants “mains nues” / Bare Hand Gloves:
Bare Hand Gloves - 95% - (Tinted RGB: 244,242,244) (FREE, Perms: M/C/NT),
Robin Sojourner (wood) [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Volume pour manches / Sleeve Filler:
Sleeve Filler - (all sliders to 100, but: sleeve length: 95, Sleeve looseness: 12; Tinted RGB: 244, 242, 244) (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Slmen [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Ruby Celtic Band (95 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
Eye Candy Designs Jewelry [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Bronze Late Shift (bald) (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Tete a Pied [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO*: Jack Hair - Mocha (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colours, Perms: M/C/NT),
Moderno [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]

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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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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day : Inone Style, Muism, Perfect Tomorrow, Stellar Designs

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The sweaters from Inone Style come in three colors in a single pack: gray (shown), brown and dark blue. For each color, you will get an untucked version on the jacket layer, a tucked version on the undershirt and underpant layers (to wear with low waist pants), a prim collar attachment and a sleeve filler on the shirt layer made to complete the untucked version, giving a more natural volume to the sleeves. This generous pack is sold for a very low 200 lindens. Moddable and copyable.

Remember the shoes from Perfect Tomorrow I have shown a few weeks ago. They come in tons of colors and offer a very cool form. I wish Perfect offered fat packs!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pull / Sweater:
Pullover Grestrass Grey with prim collar (200 Lindens/pack of 3 colors: dark blue, gray, and brown, Perms: M/C/NT),
Includes a tucked version on the jacket layer, a, untucked version on the undershirt and underpant layers,
and a sleeve filler, to worn with the untucked version, on the shirt layer.
by Moth Swell,
@ Inone Style @ Mainstore, Blue Quill (159, 51, 59)

• Jean / Jeans:
SD Skull Pocket Ripped Jeans - White Denim Wash (125 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Chaussures / Shoes :
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot Male Gray Tar (285 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Perfect Tomorrow,
@ Perfect Tomorrow, Collins (102, 159, 27)

• Bague / Ring:
Mhaijikal Rings stacked pd (100 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Muism* Leon / dark ash-high light (250 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens/6 colors, 2500 Lindens/all18 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Icemocolo Voom,
@ *Muism* Home - Shopping Street, Far Sight (85, 227, 80)

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

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

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Nouveau chez / New at “Artilleri” (Antonia Marat) & “Color Me Couture” (Tag Mulligan) + Braderie / Sale at “Artilleri”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Antonia Marat For ArtillerI offers us new items! Cargo pants first. This is good, because there are not so many of them in SL (for some reason we can find jeans absolutely everywhere, but the other kind of men’s pants are a pain to find!). These come in 5 colors (Gray, Black, Khaki, Army, Navy), are high waist so any shirt on the shirt layer will fit, and are sold for 120 Lindens for each color.

We can get a new jacket too! Two kinds are available — denim jackets, in dark blue and black (150 Lindens each, come with white tank top), and Lumberjack jacket with sherpa collar. These come in two versions, jacket layer to wear with prim collar, or jacket layer including collar on the texture. They come also with a white tank top and are sold for 160 Lindens each. All are moddable and copy-no transfer, according to the new policy at Artilleri.

NOTE: There is a sale right now and for two days at Artilleri!
(Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26))
Antonia offers 50% off on her clothing! This is the perfect occasion to get some extra Artileri’s stuff. This sale is for celebrating the second birthday of Artilleri. You can read the history of Artilleri on Antonia’s blog. Enjoy the sale!

I show you today a new hair from a young designer. Tag Mulligan for “Color Me Couture” just released a new hair for men, “Chase.” It comes in 4 colors (shown) and is sold at 99 Lindens per color. Go take a look at the store to see the two other men’s hair Tag offers!

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/artilleri/ cargo pants Gray, mister lumberjack jacket Black, *CMC* Chase - Blonde.

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Left to Right:
/artilleri/ cargo pants Black, mister lumberjack jacket Red, *CMC* Chase - Auburn,
/artilleri/ cargo pants Gray, Denim jacket Black, *CMC* Chase - Blonde,
/artilleri/ cargo pants Army, Denim jacket Dark Blue, *CMC* Chase - Black,
/artilleri/ cargo pants Khaki, mister lumberjack jacket Black, *CMC* Chase - Brown.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Blousons, Pantalons / Jackets, Pants:
/artilleri/ cargo pants Black, Gray, Armi, Khaki, and, Navy (not shown) (120 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
/artilleri/ denim jacket Blue and Black (50 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
/artilleri/ mister lumberjack jacket Red and Black (160 Lindens/color, comes with optional sherpa collar prim attachment, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Antonia Marat,
@ Artilleri Mainstore, artilleri (93, 123, 26)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*CMC* Chase - Blonde, Auburn, Brown, Black (99 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Tag Mulligan,
@ Color Me Couture *CMC*, Unilink (203, 177, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Carl Perkins Suede Shoes Black and Brown (400 Lindens/color, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

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

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

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day: Winter Showing

Perry Proudhon | - Every Day Outfits, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Monday, November 26th, 2007

The snow has already started to fly up north, so I’ve dragged out the cold-weather gear on SL as well as in real life. Early on, I purchased this set of men’s pea coats at Back and Forth, so reasonably priced at 300L for six colors. The scarf, from Gritty Kitty, has several different patterns to choose from including the fishbone (shown) as well as a red star, rat, skull, and several others.

I love these cords from Kitridge De Santis. I’m wearing the black ones, because I wanted to try out the black Oslos by Eponymous Trenchmouth. The fatpack is definitely worth the price, since you get four pair for barely more than the price of two. They’re nice because they have the look of boots without the bother of having to mess around with the pants to make them fit over the tops.

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• Manteau / Coat:
Pea Coat Men’s (Green) - (98L; 300L for 6 colors; Perms: C/M/NT),
by Donmai Frederick,
@ [ Back and Forth ] MainShop, Metabirds (192, 70, 25)

• Pantalons de Velours / Corduroy Pants:
UOMO - Cordoroys (75 Lindens; Perms: M/C/NT),
by Kitridge DeSantis,
@ *KITCHY* / UOMO Main Store, Oakley (77, 177, 22)

• Écharpe/ Scarf:
Scripted Pattern Scarf (100 Lindens; Perms: M/NC/T),
by Noam Sprocket,
@ Gritty Kitty (Main Store) / Koreshan (32, 41, 24)

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

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

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

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Chico DarkBlack (250L, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs Main Store, Mystikal (129, 120, 27)

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