Special créateurs japonais / Japanese Designers Special: “El Trebol,” “Ottico,” “Sey,” “Zero Number”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Night | Friday, December 14th, 2007

When you need a refreshing shopping journey, there is nothing better than an exploration of some Japanese sims! Japanese designers offer truly original items, some at incredibly low prices! My last expedition was inspired by a reader, Domch Raymaker, who sent me pictures of the jacket from risey Arai for “Sey” that I show you today. Thank you very much Domch!
The jacket comes in 6 colors (5 shown plus blue). The jacket layer is completed with many prim attachments: collar, hood (2 sizes), belt, cuffs, arm pockets (2 sizes). The cuffs, belt and collar are moddable, everything is copy-no transfer. You can pick the color of your choice for 300 Lindens.

To go along with this jacket, I chose leather pants from El Trebol (Feliz Krasner), boots from Zero Number (Mai Runo), and hair from Hayate hair Lab (Hayate Ewing). Faithful readers have already seen items from these brands on slmen.

Also introducing interesting sunglasses from Youki Rau for Ottico. This brand offers tons of glasses and shades in a wide variety of styles, from (almost) classic to futuristic models.

I have some other discovered items in my inventory, so very soon you will have more Japanese treasures on slmen!

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Showing :sey Parka-tidori-for-men Orange

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Left to right:
:sey Parka-tidori-for-men, :sey Parka-tidori-for-men Brown,
:sey Parka-tidori-for-men Red, :sey Parka-tidori-for-men Pink.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Parka / Jacket:
:sey Parka-tidori-for-men (300 Lindens/color, Perms: NM or M/C/NT),
by risey Arai,
@ [SHOP] :sey, Honmoku (175, 65, 28)

• Pantalon de cuir / Leather Pants:
** el trebol**ESCURO Leather Pants (120 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Feliz Krasner,
@ ** el trebol ** Women’s & Men’s, JAPAN 01 (100, 61, 26)

• Boots:
[0N] Engineer Boots Black (400 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Mai Runo,
@ Zero Number, Koenji (232, 46, 40)

• Lunettes / Glasses:
*ottico* numero45 (250 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Youki Rau,
@ *ottico* Koenji (107, 137, 39)

• Coiffure / Hair:
-=H2L=- Shun Silver (200 Lindens/color & 2200 Lindens for a pack of 16, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Hayate Ewing,
@ -=H2L=-Hayate hair lab., -= Harajuku =- MagSL Tokyo Japan, Harajuku (117, 88, 22)

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Dark - Rock Star (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Nouveau chez / New at “Rfyre” (Raven Pennyfeather)

Showing another luxurious costume by Raven Pennyfeather for Rfyre today! Two options for the shirt (enbroided or silk), two for the pants (long and short), many prim attachments and shoes come in the pack. Everything is moddable and transfer but the shoes. Three colors available (shown) for 700 Linden each. Enjoy!

I’m using the brand new “Jack” skin by Posy Trudeau for her new brand “Flesh Peddlers.” I was just starting to work on a big “skin post with many pictures”, when I saw that Ryan was way faster than me on this! Go take a look at his review here!

Jack comes in many versions: 6 facial hair with and without eyeliner, tan and light, and many “specialties” like “Scarred,” “Eyeblack” or “Camo,” and the unique for now (to my knowledge) “dirty.” This skin is sold for 500 Lindens. Well, after “Tete a Pied,” “Flesh Peddlers” shows us that men can now have good skins for only 500 Lindens! At this price, it’s easy to be tempted with something special for a certain occasion!

Flesh Peddlers sells shapes as well; the ones for men are done by Vasean Talamasca and are sold for a very low 200 Lindens. These quality shapes are obviously MODIFY!

Talking about shapes, I was told that the biggest scammer of a shape seller, well known for selling overpriced no modify men’s shapes, just started to sell some moddable ones! Well, still scandalously overpriced for shapes pretty inferior to the others on the market (these guys should at least TRY to learn the basics of human anatomy), but it’s better for the customers.

I’m glad that the blogs as well as the shoe makers were explaining to the customers how important it was to get modify shapes lately!

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RFyre Pretense, Mens, RedBlk.

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Left to Right:
RFyre Pretense, Mens, BlackSilver;
RFyre Pretense, Mens, BlueBlk.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Costume, souliers / Costume, Shoes:
RFyre Pretense (700 Lindens/color, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Raven Pennyfeather,
@ House of Rfyre, Isle RFyre (97, 119, 23)

• Coiffure / Hair:
-=H2L=- Shun Black (200 Lindens/color & 2200 Lindens for a pack of 16, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Hayate Ewing,
@ -=H2L=-Hayate hair lab., -= Harajuku =- MagSL Tokyo Japan, Harajuku (117, 88, 22)

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

• Skin:
{FP} Jack Skin_Tan_Eyeliner_Goatee (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Posy Trudeau,
@ Flesh Peddlers @ {PLUNDER}, Maggiore (159, 182, 601)

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Nouveau chez / New at “Jeepers Creepers Shoes”, “Mantra”, and “Philotic Energy”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Friday, November 2nd, 2007

• Once again, I am introducing today new shoes by Eponymous Trenchmouth! “Oslo” come in 4 colors: Gray, what I would call “taupe,” my favorite, Black, Brown (shown) and Khaki (not shown). As usual, superb texture, different left and right build for a better realism, 2 sizes in each pack… what else? Well, you can get 4 pairs for the price of 3, thanks to the new fatpacks at Jeepers Creepers Shoes!

• Another new hair for men By Aemilia Case! Philotic Energy now offers 22 colors, 16 tones and 6 tipped. When it comes to choosing hair for men, you just can’t ignore Philotic Energy.

• I showed a few days ago the very good torn jeans from Kim Takashi for Mantra. She just released new sets of prim buckles for them. Prim buckles are easy to position, and with them you can add a touch of personalization to your jeans without spending an hour to adjust a prim belt!

• I discovered the “Cielo” shirts by Feliz Krasner one day when I was shopping at Hayate Hair Lab. They are open up and down, so they are perfect to show that buckle on your belt! The shirts on the jacket layer come in Pink, Orange, Black (shown) Blue and Red (not shown). You can wear them with a tee shirt under them, but they look good and sexy worn alone!

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El Trebol-Cielo in Pink, Belt buckle “YingYang Buckle”, Hair PE Grady in Auburn, Oslo Shoes in Gray.

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Oslo shoes in Black and Brown

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El Trebol-Cielo in Black and Orange, Belt buckle “Southwest Buckle” and “Celtic Knot buckle”, Hair PE Grady in Black and Sandalwood.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Chemise / Shirt:
**el trebol**Cielo (100 Lindens/color, 400 Lindens/pack of 5, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Feliz Krasner,
@ ** el trebol ** Women’s & Men’s, JAPAN 01 (100, 61, 26)

• Jean, Boucles de ceinture / Jeans, Belt buckles:
MANTRA Destroyed Jeans (150 Lindens/pack including 2 pairs of jeans (with and without textured buckle) and 4 prim buckles, Perms: M/NC/T),
MANTRA Buckle Pack B (Aesthetic Pack) (50 Lindens/pack of 3 prim buckles, Perms: NM/NC/T)
by Kim Takashi,
@ MANTRA, Doll City (187, 137, 23)

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

• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Grady (150 Lindens/color, 600 Lindens/6 tipped, 1200 Lindens/16 colors & 6 tipped, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Aemilia Case,
@ Philotic Energy, Imogen (57, 17, 57)

• Lunettes de Soleil / Sunglasses:
FNKY! LePhreaks Glasses - Color change - (300 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT)
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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

• Collier / Necklace:
LC Covet: Kai Men’s Tags - Fresh,
by Lyra Muse,
@ Covet, Dazzle (211, 248, 301)

• 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: 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: “Last Call” (II)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Another piece of the new Last Call collection. 300 Lindens for a pair of pants with prim legs, 5 different tees in two versions each (with and without long sleeve tee under): style, price, choice. What else? :-)
And for a perfect “New Beatnik DeLuxe” look, Jewelry from Muse and Mhaijik Guillaume, and Clogs from Jeepers Creepers.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble 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)

• Tee-shirts, Jean / T-Shirts, Jeans:
Ribelle Layered Tee,
Beach Worn Jeans (with sculpted prim legs),
by Devyn Carmichael,
@ Last Call by Dazzle Haute Couture, Dazzle (78, 87, 26)

• Sabots / Clogs:
Black Clogs,
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Collier / Necklace:
Kaimana Necklace (Men) in Ivory/Amber,
by Caliah Lyon,
@ ~Muse~ Fine Jewelry by Caliah Lyon, Linji (143, 152, 49)

• Bracelet, Bague, Piercings d’oreilles / Bracelet, Ring, Earrings:
Bracelet Silver Power Beads Large,
Silver Ring Recs,
Glass and Stainless steel Ear Tunnel Sm,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Last Call”

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Style: Ben Vanguard

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

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (Bald),
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)

• Chemise, Pantalon / Shirt, Pants:
Last Call - Ladro:
Ladro Tailored Shirt (olive),
Ladro Pinstriped Pants (with sculpted prim slouchy legs attachments),
by Devyn Carmichael,
@ Last Call by Dazzle Haute Couture, Dazzle (78, 87, 26)

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

• Collier / Necklace :
~Muse~ Kaimana Necklace (Men) in Tan/Fern,
by Caliah Lyon,
@ ~Muse~ Fine Jewelry by Caliah Lyon, Linji (143, 152, 49)

• Bracelet, Bague / Bracelet, Ring:
Bracelet Quartz Power beads Large,
Double Platinum Ring Green Sea tourmaline,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Jeepers Creepers” and “Savvy?”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Saturday, June 30th, 2007

<> Eponymous Trenchmouth (Jeepers Creepers) just revamped her clogs. Yes, clogs can be cute, and hers are! They come in many finishes (white, brown, black, camo and a special “tech” version). They are sold for 300 Lindens a pair.

• What makes me happy: Left and right foot are designed differently (look at your sl shoes, it’s pretty rare! they are usually the same for both feet). That adds a big touch of realism. I’m happy to have an alternative to sandals. I love sandals, but the feet in sl don’t look so good… and like Epy said very cleverly herself “You cant wear boots at the beach or on the boardwalk.” Lol!

• What I wish: I won’t deprive myself to ask for more colors! :-)

<> New release at Savvy (Dakota Buck), with the unisexy “Lucas pants”, Dakota offers men short pants in four colors. They are sold for 90 Lindens each, and 300 for the fat pack.

• What makes me happy: the originality of the cut and the texture, the intense colors.

• What I wish: well, more, more, more versions! Shorter and a bit longer for example! :-)

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Mannequin / Model : Ben Vanguard

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

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

• Yeux / Eyes:
! SLAB ICE (Purple),
by Pompo Bombacci,
@ SLAB Designs, Albata (174, 2, 26)

• Chemise / Shirt:
In “Savvy?” Robin (Vermilion):
Robin Shirt (Vermilion) - shirt layer,
Robin Shirt Lower (Vermilion) - Underpant layer,
by Dakota Buck,
@ Savvy? main store, Froth (102, 227, 23)

• Pantalon court / Short Pants:
Savvy?” Lucas Pants (Slate),
by Dakota Buck,
@ Savvy? main store, Froth (102, 227, 23)

• Sabots / Clogs:
White Clogs,
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Lunettes / Glasses :
Nea-Ban Sliver *scripted*,
by Aenea Christensen,
@ Nea-Ban Sunglasses and Jewelry, West Sunset (111, 97, 23)

• Montre / Watch:
Puerta del Sol Watch, limited (sold out),
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bague, Bracelet, Piercings d’oreille / Ring, Bracelet, Earrings:
Double Gold Ring Golden Citron (in “13 rings pack”),
Bracelet Quartz Power beads Large,
Set Aged Pewter Hoop Earring Plus 2 Left,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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