Nouveau chez / New at: Gearshift, Ottico & Random.

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Punky | Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Donovan Brennen, the designer behind Gearshift, was on a creative hiatus. I know many people missed him. He came back a few weeks ago on the SL fashion scene with a couple of hoodies and matching tee shirts which are definitely must-have.

“Guile Man” (shown in the main composite) and “Icon Red Male” (look at it on the secondary composite) offer very original textures in cool colors. “Guile” shows a very nice and original pixelated camo pattern in khaki and olive for the jacket, worn over a tee shirt full of bombs! “Icon Red” jacket is softer, with its jacket with subdued red pattern and fur collar worn over a modern-lover themed tee-shirt.

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Showing [GearShift] GUILE MALE.

In each pack, you will get different layers allowing you to wear the hoodie alone, or with a tee-shirt underneath, or the tee-shirt alone (combinations of shirt and jacket layer); two prim sculpty cuffs to wear with the sleeves rolled up (using the sleeve length slider of the jacket on appearance mode); a hood, worn down, in three sizes; the same hood in a worn up version, in three sizes as well; 2 pre-sized prim lower parts. Note that you can buy for a small price a special hair complement especially designed by the talented Aemilia Case, coming in four colors, to wear with the hood up. This is a really good idea, as most of the time you are forced to go bald under hoodies, due to the hair showing up through them.

I like the amount of options offered. The prim attachments are nicely done and not too tricky to adjust, but I have to say I’m not a fan of the the prim lower part for jackets idea. Donovan’s work is not the problem; I have the same question on each and every piece of clothing on the market with a prim lower jacket. You can adjust them the best you can, and it looks good on a certain pose, with an amazing 3D feeling you can’t get even with the best texture ever; but how can you deal with them when you walk, sit, or let your AO change your poses? You will see that prim attachment passing through your body, again and again… Okay, first, it’s not painful at all; and second, I know many people who really don’t care. But I’m definitely not convinced, although I agree it’s a great enhancement on a purely aesthetic point, on static poses, after proper adjustment . Maybe one day we will have some script making this kind of attachment follow your body movement (like the one for women’s skirts, kinda)? Until then, I consider SL limitations too much of an issue to really allow this kind of enhancement on clothing. That said, I’m very thankful to those at Gearshift, Muism and Cubic Effect, to name a few, for trying to push the limits to the max!

Each of the new hoodie/shirt packs from Gearshift is sold for 400 Lindens. Everything is moddable and copy-no transfer. You can get special hair complements for 75 Lindens each.

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Letf to Right and Top Down:
[GearShift] GUILE MALE: Jacket and shirt, Bombs Away shirt alone, [GearShift] iCON Red MALE: jacket and shirt, Geek Heart shirt alone.

Also showing: another great hair from Exile, “Leto,” nice gloves with prim attachments (can we live without them? :-D) from Drawmachine, superb jeans from Random (without prim cuffs! YAY), and the Combat Boots from Hoorenbeek in that new color “old brown.”

I wouldn’t forget the special anniversary googles from Ottico! They come in three versions: on nose, on head (both shown) and hanging around the neck. They are fully scriptable for color changing, moddable and copy-no transfer. I love their buckles and leather texture. Thank you Youki Rau, and keep up the good work!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day : “Race Lion 52” at Gearshift (Donovan Brennen)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Costume | Thursday, June 28th, 2007

“COMPLETE Race Lion 52 - comes with the jacket and collar, the leather pants, elbow pads, knee pads, a belt with satchel, boots and helmet. Tons of different wearing options and the helmet comes with hair AND a no hair option. With so many extras I think its a steal for 1000L.” Donovan Brennen, Gearshift.

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Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

• Ensemble “Race Lion 52″
[GearShift] COMPLETE Race Lion 52,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ Gearshift, The Block (159, 38, 24)

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Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual | Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Today, a feast of sculpted prim attachments :)

Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
[Goldie Locks] Simon - Black,
by by Selena Gateaux,
@ Goldie Locks, Nantli Xolal (196, 141, 22)

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

• Yeux / Eyes:
FNKY! Eyes #W01-13 Dark Blue,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Pull / Sweater:
(PixelMen) Longsleeve T: Leaves (with sculpted prim sleeves),
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Pantalon / Pants:
(PixelMen) Pants: Strap Pocket, Brown (with sculpted prim legs),
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Lunettes / Glasses :
[unpop] Boring Glasses,
by Gabby Lime,
@ [Unpop], MO Island (41, 238, 551)

• Souliers / Shoes:
[GearShift] Relics Casual - SPIRIT - MEN,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ Gearshift, The Block (159, 38, 24)

• Collier, Bague / Necklace, Ring:
Gecko Silver Necklace Mns Sz,
gecko 2 Ring Silver,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Punky | Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
“Deception” - Black Pearl,
by Lost Thereian,
@ Influence Hair by Naughty Designs, Naughty (80, 112, 23)

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

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

• Polo, Cravate / Polo, Tie:
[GearShift] Punishment Polo - untucked -,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ Gearshift, The Block (159, 38, 24)

• Jean / Jeans:
-RV- N1-Jeans “Drakkhen” Coal,
by Noaru Semyorka,
@ !Revelation Shopping Village, Amat (144, 77, 22)

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
[GearShift] Relics Casual - SPIRIT - MEN,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ Gearshift, The Block (159, 38, 24)

• Lunettes de soleil / Sunglasses:
FNKY! Aviator III Glasses (Black),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Montre / Watch:
Aviator Alpha+,
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bracelet, Bague / Bracelet, Ring:
Dark Silver Recs Bracelet Lg,
Dark Silver Ring Recs,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual | Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

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

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

• Chemise, Jean / Shirt, jeans:
[AE] Jolla Beach Shirt (Red) with prim collar,
[AE] Straight Beach Wash - Grey,
by Jay Shriner,
@ [AE] All Emerican Outfitters OPE, Sunset Arts (160, 35, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes:
[GearShift] Relics Casual - MIDNIGHT - MEN,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ Gearshift, The Block (159, 38, 24)

• Montre / Watch:
Montre / Watch :
Outdoor Time - Boating,
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bracelet, Bague / Bracelet, Ring :
Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet 2 knots Mns Sz,
Silver Elephant Hair Ring 2 Knots,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Dressy, Night | Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

The sexy and very talented Luve Schack sponsored this outfit of the day.
Thank you Luve for you neverending support!
You can find Luve’s amazing women’s shoes at:
White Rabbit - Shoes - Main Store, Bourbourton (240, 147, 61)
Gentlemen, think about it when it’s gift time for your love!

Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

• Cheveux / Hair :
Cake - Aki - Tipped Black - Flexi Hair,
by Stumbelina Ophelia,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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

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

• Costume, Chemise / Suit, Shirt:
Full Suit Spider Bite,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ Gearshift, The Block (159, 38, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes:
Flare Oxfords men - Black,
by Fallingwater Cellardoor,
@ Shiny Things, Shiny Falls (83, 187, 28)

• Bague / Ring :
3 Nail Coiled Ring Mns Sz,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Ryan Darragh | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual | Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Mannequin / Model : Ryan Darragh

• Cheveux / Hair :
Mystikal Flexi Sam” - Red,
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs, Bali Hai (91, 138, 30)

• Skin :
FORM Skin - Redhead,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ FORM Gear, Endicott (196, 56, 507)

• Yeux / Eyes :
Intense Ocean/Obsidian Eyes,
by Portia Sin,
@ Sin Skins, Port Seraphine (131, 196, 21)

• Chemise / Shirt:
Messages - Black,
by Rhyph Somme,
@ Sidewalk, Isabella (102, 21, 123)

• Jean / Jeans :
Rip Repair Jeans - Black,
by Rhyph Somme,
@ Sidewalk, Isabella (102, 21, 123)

• Souliers / Shoes :
Relics Casuals - Midnight,
by Donovan Brennen,
@ GearShift, Endicott (162, 72, 506)

• Lunettes / Glasses :
Rectech,
by Cienna Rand
@ Primcrafters, Mocha (178, 90, 26)

• Bracelet / Bracelet :
Snake Charmer - Rudra,
by Noam Sprocket
@ Gritty Kitty, Koreshan (61, 23, 24)

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