Nouveau chez / New at: “CIVVIES” (Posy Trudeau)

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Trevor Turner’s Pirate Sweater at Young Urban is at one time realistic and whimsical. If I owned this sweater in real life, I’d wear it out. Nicely textured, maybe even a little itchy looking, it features a pattern of skulls and classic sweater motifs in dark green on an olive background. This is one of my favorite pieces in my SL wardrobe.

I’ve paired the pirate sweater with another of my favorite pieces of clothing, from one of my favorite designers, FORM’s Zabitan Assia. The 010b Jeans in brown are possibly the most flattering jeans fit-wise…I find myself choosing them often. Flat front with a linen-like finish, these jeans can be dressed up or down. If you don’t have these already in your inventory, you really should pick up a pair. They’re very versatile.

Posey Trudeau’s Basic Workboots from Civvies round out this slightly rough, outdoorsy outfit. Accented with metallic eyelets and laces wound carelessly around the top, these boots look ready for a hike or a good…whatever. ;)

Another hiko Nino men’s hair selection, wolf, is long and tousled, a touch longer than I’m used to, but unquestionably handsome and masculine. Again in 15 colors for an amazing 300L. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with these Happy Dispatch packages. Even with a couple of touch-and-go colors (I haven’t had an opportunity yet present itself for light green…), the price is a real bargain.

Static Schultz’s black bandanas are so well done, it might make you want to become a bandit, just to be able to wear his mask bandana. Okay, maybe not, but the wrist bandanas make a cool accessory, especially with this sweater. He also offers a bandana tied loosely around the neck. Very realistic looking knots…I love these things. Stop by Tonic and take a look.

(Oh, and I’m wearing the flea collar I made, male version. The box contains male and female versions, both with and without particle animation fleas. :))

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Colors are from left to right and top down: black, red, pink, brown

Style: Perry Proudhon
Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Happy Dispatch wolf (100 Lindens/color & 300 Lindens/pack of 15, Perms: M/C/NT),
by hiko Nino,
@ Happy Dispatch, HappyDispatch (154, 200, 25)

• Pull / Sweater:
Pirate Sweater (80 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T):
by Trevor Turner,
@ The Young Urban, Downtown (135, 76, 101)

• Pantalon / Pants:
010b Jeans (75 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T):
by Zabitan Assia,
@ FORM Main Store @ The Block, Vorado (148, 140, 31)

• Chaussures / Boots:
Basic Workboot (275 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Posy Trudeau,
@ Civvies @ {PLUNDER}, Maggiore (127, 128, 601)

• Collier antipuce / Flea Collar:
Flea collar, male, without fleas (100L, Perms: M/C/NT)
by Perry Proudhon,
@ Hybrid, Gnoma (25, 164, 47)

• Bandana:
Black Arm Bandana (70 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Static Schultz,
@ TONIC Apparel by Static Schultz, The Raft (189, 139, 21)

• Bracelet:
-V- Dainty.Chained.Bracelet (85 Lindens),
by Venom Quine,
@ :::-V-::: Jewelry - Accessorie, Diecicento (160, 35, 21)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Medium - H17 Emo - 1800 Lindens,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY @ FNKY Cake Island, FNKY Cake (128, 46, 24)

• Queue et oreilles de chat / Cat’s tail and ears:
Hybrid v2 Male Interactions Neko Ears and Tail (Tail, 250L; Ears, 295L)
by Philo Sion,
@ Hybrid, Gnoma (25, 164, 47)

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

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Diversity Hair” & “SF Design” (part II)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Showing today another new very good men’s hair by Aleri Darkes for Diversity Hair. Medium length and slightly messy, it will please the ones who want to have a casual look without being grungy!

The pack of 6 natural colors is sold for 300 Lindens, other packs of 4 close colors and/or tipped versions are sold for 175 Lindens, and you can get the “mega pack” of 65 colors for a low 1000 Lindens.

New sleeveless plaid shirts from Swaffette Firefly for SF Design. Three colors in two versions for these sexy shirts: with prim collar or classic one. Well, I’m not convinced with prim collars. This one is maybe easier to fit than some others, probably because it’s in three parts. It has been a tedious work though, and I’m not sure it is worth it. Swaffette offers us a classic version of her shirts anyway, so you can look sexy without working hard, wow, I like it! :-)

“Sleeveless plaid shirts” come in shirt (tucked) and jacket (untucked) layers for each version, for 100 Lindens per color (you can see all the offered colors at the end of this post).

You can have the new “Tricolor” version of the “flag” boots from SF Design, this one showing the French Republic flag, for 200 Lindens.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Nicolas - French Roast,
by Aleri Darkes,
@ Diversity Hair, Dacham (77, 100, 48)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Dark - Rugged,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Blue Steel (o) - Outdoor version,
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Chemise / Shirt:
sfd sleeveless plaid - blue (Untucked version with prim collar)
by Swaffette Firefly,
@ Innisfree Home of SF DESIGN - Mens fashions (192, 54, 537)

• Jean / Jeans:
:FORM: ShredR Jeans Blk Low,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ The Block - FORM, Varado (139, 137, 31)

• Chaussures / Boots :
sf design ‘tricolor’,
by Swaffette Firefly,
@ sf design formal and suits for men, Innisfree (134, 53, 537)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
SD Unisex Tribal Armband Henna Tattoo (75 Lindens),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Bracelet, Bague / Bracelet, Ring:
Bracelet Leather Silver ID Bar Mns Sz,
Double Pewter Ring White Opal,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

All the offered colors for “Sleeveless plaid shirts” from SF Design
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Top Down:
sfd sleeveless plaid - red (untucked version with classic collar)
sfd sleeveless plaid - blue (untucked version with classic collar)
sfd sleeveless plaid - green (untucked version with classic collar)

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Bunch of new skins!

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes), - Tenue/Outfit | Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Well, I don’t know how it’s going for you, but today is a terrible SL day for me. Textures don’t rezz, attachments don’t attach, my studio can’t work properly because of an excess of lag… Thank you Linden Labs! Consequence: no pictured post today…

It’s really too bad, because I have a lot of things to show you! Especially skins, new skins which are valuable additions to the choices we already have!

The time when we had only one decent skin for men (Dxxx by Nxxx, you see what I mean…) is over and it’s good for diversity!

We have now the hand drawn from Form, those from Chip Midnight, very photorealistic, the envision by Body Politik, the ones from The Good Life, the last three ones from Adam n Eve, some really good skins from RaC, the new “Advance Skins” from Aitui and, of course, the great Antonio from FNKY. More recently we were offered the pleasant Nora Entice for men.

You have seen all these good and very good skins on slmen, in the new “Body Positive” series (if not, follow this link!), and you will see them again soon!

This week offered us 2 new skins, and they are more than good! Minnu model skins released its new range for men, and Redgrave its “Emil.”

There will be dedicated posts for those skins very soon, I mean as soon as SL will allow me to work properly…

You can always use the following links to take demos and try them out.
Remember that skins are really different on different shapes. Please never buy a skin too quickly. Take several demos, go back home, try them, take your time, and wait until the day after to buy the one you like. :-)

Slmen likes:
Redgrave: Emil,
by Emilia Redgrave,
@ *REDGRAVE* Mens & Womens FASHION, SANDS Island 1 (171, 95, 24)

• Minnu Model Skin: MM Skin for men,
by Minnu Palen & Thora Charron,
@ MM SKINS, **Minnu Model Skins**, Glam World (109, 136, 23)

• Nora Entice: David, Hunter,
by Sezmra Svarog,
@ Nora BodySkins & Fashions, Sonata (227, 72, 27)

• The Body Politik: Envision
by Maximillion Grant,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

• CMFF PhotoSkin: Rook, Crow, Hairy Tan, Hairy Male, Male 1.1,
by Chip Midnight,
@ CMFF - Skins & Clothing by Chip Midnight, Freelon (42, 62, 23)

The Good Life: Aaron and Justin,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

RaC: Aidan, Jim, Lee, Mike, Johnny, Sam, Jack,
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

Aitui: Advance skin.
by jesseAitui Petion,
@ Aitui Shopping, Aitui !129, 129, 27)

• Adam n Eve: Damien, Darcy and Jared,
by Sachi Vixen,
@ Adam n Eve, Genesis (192, 150, 35)

• :FORM Skin,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ The Block - FORM, Varado (139, 137, 31)

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “CAKE” by Stumbelina Ophelia

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Night, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer, Punky | Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Cake - Truth - Coffee - Hair (300 Lindens),
by Stumbelina Ophelia,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Medium - Rock Star (1850 Lindens),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Forest (i) - SbZ - Indoor version (100 Lindens),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Pantalon / Pants:
In “Paint Splattered Jeans” bipack (100 Lindens):
paint splattered jeans (violets),
by Daniel Luchador,
@ Odds and Endsr, Consortium, MO Island (23, 224, 551)

• Débardeur / Tank Top:
[Sidewalk] Tribal Tank Top (Un-Tucked) (69 Lindens),
by Rhyph Somme,
@ [Sidewalk] Clothing, Isle of Tharen (20, 221, 33)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
In “:FORM: Henkei Tattoo 04″ (1500 Lindens):
Henkei 04_OnlyArms (Undershirt layer),
by Zabitan Assia,
@ The Block - FORM, Varado (139, 137, 31)

• Chaussures / Boots :
da chick boots gb (300 Lindens),
by GutterBlood Spoonhammer,
@ GutterBlood Spoonhammer at killbillys, Grossglockner (200, 158, 59)

• Casque Audio / Headphones
FNKY! RetroPhones - Sunburst (neck) (300 Lindens),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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

• Poignets / Cuffs:
New Neck Air Element Mns Sz (250 Lindens),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Bague / Ring:
Men’s Silver Blue Ring (200 Lindens),
by Eggberta Echegaray,
@ The Willow Tea Room and Courtyard Garden, Babbage Square (206, 226, 28)

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Body Positive: BodyWise, Adam N Eve, Aitui and The Good Life

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes), - Tenue/Outfit | Saturday, July 28th, 2007

I show you today a designer’s shape and 3 skins. I chose the ones which offered the best fit for the face contour, then the best fit for the body.

This shape offers an attractive face and seems to easily fit a wide range of skins, which is a real plus. Its price is totally fair and, if you like the face, go for it! You can modify the body to suit your needs anytime.

The shape is shown “As is.” I just modified the foot size, which was set to 24 but made the feet look really short for such a tall avie (7’00”). This shape will please those who want a tall and powerful body. And because it’s “modify,” you will be able to correct its flaws yourself, at times. :-) Remember this: NEVER BUY A NO-MODIFY SHAPE!

For example, you can see on the torso picture (second composite) how the “package” set to 65 spoils the belly line. Please gentlemen, use your eyes instead of your male ego! Set the package under 40. You will have a nicer belly and no less manliness, I assure you!

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

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Skin (Top down)
<> Adam n Eve - Damien t1 5 0 clock shadow tone 3 - 1500 Lindens,
by Sachi Vixen,
@ Adam n Eve, Genesis (192, 150, 35)

<> Aitui [Advance Skin] Caramel, Goatee, Fit, 1 [B] - Hairy - 1750 Lindens,
by jesseAitui Petion,
@ Aitui Shopping, Aitui !129, 129, 27)

<> The Good Life - Justin Skin - LT - Chin Goatee - 1600 Lindens,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Men’s Basic Pony - black,
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs in Bali Hai, Bali Hai (27, 233, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
FNKY! Reflex Eyes - Purple 1,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Boxer / Boxer Briefs:
BE : mi trunk,
by Dragontat Zagato,
@ Brief Encounter : Underwear for Men, Yeanim (142, 163, 21)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
Henkei 06_TummyArms 1,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ The Block - FORM, Varado (139, 137, 31)

• Collier, Bague / Necklace, Ring:
Leezard Silver 3 cord leather thong Mens Nk,
Leezard Double Silver Ring,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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• Shape:
[BODYWISE] - Cayden Modiiable Shape
• Skins:
<> Adam n Eve - Damien t1 5 0 clock shadow tone 3
<> Aitui [Advance Skin] Caramel, Goatee, Fit, 1 [B] - Hairy
<> The Good Life - Justin Skin - LT - Chin Goatee

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• Shape:
[BODYWISE] - Cayden Modiiable Shape
• Skins:
<> Adam n Eve - Damien t1 5 0 clock shadow tone 3
<> Aitui [Advance Skin] Caramel, Goatee, Fit, 1 [B] - Hairy
<> The Good Life - Justin Skin - LT - Chin Goatee

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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: “Form” and “Sirena Hair”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer, Punky | Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

A feast of texture/color changing items today!

• New hair at Sirena, Alex comes in 48 colors, all are over-tintable by chat command, with a choice from 66 colors.
195 Lindens for a pack of 4 colors, 995 Lindens for the “Everything Pack”.

• The new “Buckler shoes” from FORM have 12 textures to choose by menu.
Be aware that you can stretch the shoes to make them bigger, but not shrink them.
Two versions (partial or total texture changing) for 500 Lindens each.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Sirena Alex (L) Black - Midnight,
by by Natalia Zelmanov,
@ Sirena Hair & Fashion, West Sunset (159, 50, 21)

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

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

• Jean / Jeans:
[ZC] Soho 38 denim waisted,
by Keishii Roo,
@ Zona Cero, Icewater (45, 148, 24)

• Débardeur / Tank-Top:
MH^^ “Mecha” Tank,
by Posy Trudeau,
@ Miau Haus =^.^=, Yelas (219, 142, 57)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
Tribal Thorn Bands,
by Jesseaitui Petion,
@ Aitui Tattoo & Renown Mens Store , Aitui (163, 157, 27)

• Chaussures / Shoes :
:FORM: Buckler Shoes V.1,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ :FORM at the BLOCK!, The Block (180, 70, 24)

• Collier, Bracelet, Bague / Collier, Bracelet, Ring:
Triple Bike Chain Choker,
Triple Bike Chain Bracelet,
Bike Chain Double aged Pewter Ring,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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