Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Argrace,” “Detour,” “Muism,” “Treads”…

Dominic Palisades | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Semi-Casual | Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Kalnins”, “Muism”, “Style of edo”…

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Nouvau chez / new at: “SF Design”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Night, Official, Punky, Semi-Casual, Special Event | Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

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Nouveau chez / New at: “Argrace”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Saturday, July 5th, 2008

AIR Winx and rika Oyen are the two designers behind “Argrace.” They create cool stuff, and their last products are especially nicely done. I ‘m showing today “Holiday Surfer” by Air Winx and Baseball Cap with hair by rika Oyen.

Holiday surfer is a cool double shirt and tee-shirt combo. Each of the 8 available colors comes with 2 jacket layers (untucked, regular and with undershirt), a shortylayer and its underpants complement a tucked look fitting every pant’s cut, 2 presized collars, 2 presized pairs of cuffs. Everything is moddable and transfer. AIR offers 5 camo colors (1000 Lindens for a fat pack), and 3 regular colors (600 Lindens for a fat pack), each indivual color is sold for 250 Lindens.

“Baseball cap” comes in two versions, with shaggy hair and with curly hair. 6 hair colors are available. Caps pattern, color and size are moddable by menu. You can pick your favorite hair color for 250 lindens, or get them all in a fat pack for 1200 Lindens. Like every Argrace product, these baseball caps are transfer.

Also showing: Mhaiik Guillaume’s ring, Adam n Eve’s last skin, FNKY! sneakers, and very nice striped pants from Muism!

Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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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: All That Glitters

Domch Raymaker | - Tenue/Outfit, Dressy, Night, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Monday, May 26th, 2008

With the global economy being what it is, the advice from invesment analysts on Wall Street has been to store your value in gold. And strangely enough, the folks on Seventh Avenue seem to be agreeing - metallics, in particular gold, have been making a strong comeback on fashion runways the world over, and in Second Life, is best embodied by this gold jacket and pants from Muism.

It’s hard to go wrong with anything from Muism, really. Icemocolo Voom has an such a keen sense for the uber-cool and, together with Mirai Jun from CE Cubik Effect, has pushed the boundaries for men’s suits and jackets in Second Life through their use of sculpties and prim attachments.

The thing with sculpties, though, is that they’re notoriously difficult to get ‘just right’ and consequently, to wear precisely, such that all the seams are aligned. This gold biker jacket was no exception, but if you’re willing to overlook such matters, then on all other counts it’s certainly going to help you get your shine on.

The Muism pants stand out not just for their colour but the clever gold/brown combination - gold on the front, and brown on the back. The pants come in belt and beltless versions, and Icemocolo has also included a very bold belt buckle with the letters ‘MU’ in gold, for all Muism afficionados to visibly demonstrate their sartorial loyalties.

Completing the outfit are a pair of Muism headphones (DJ-ing animations built in), creme double-strap loafers (beautiful metallic sheen on these!) from Redgrave, and a cuff leather watch from the House of Shaea, which features very fine primwork on the cuff. I particularly like Moon Ling’s use of an serif font on the watch, which makes it feel as if the watch was an antique watch which has been repurposed and set into a leather cuff.

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Style, Photography: Domch Raymaker

• Blouson, Chemise, Pantalon / Jacket, Shirt, Pants:
Skinny Biket Jacket - Gold (700 Lindens; jacket comes in 2 versions with sleeves rolled down and up, with 2 layers for each version; sculpted prim attachments come in 4 sizes, Perms: M/C/NT),
Paradigm Shirt / Off White Roll-up Sleeve (1200 Lindens, Part of the Skull Biker Set/Rock; shirt comes in 3 versions with different tuck and sleeve length variations; set also includes a leather jacket in 2 layers (not depicted), damaged lowrise jeans (not depicted) and a loose gray wool tie (not depicted), Perms: M/C/NT)
Leather Biker Trouser / Gold-Brown (350 Lindens, comes in 2 men’s versions, one with a belt and one without, also includes prim pant extensions and a prim belt buckle with the letters ‘MU’, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Muism [Designer, Address]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Strap Loafer Creme (450 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Redgrave [Designer, Address]

• Ecouteurs, Bonnet, Coiffure / Headphones, Hat, Hair:
SL.DJ Headphones / Black (298 Lindens, includes 2 DJ animations with a drop-down interface for selecting the animation, Perms: NM/C/NT),
Rio Tuque with Short Hair - Dark Ash Highlight (250 Lindens for a single hair colour, 1000 Lindens for a set containing 6 colours, and 2500 Lindens for the full set of 18 hair colours, cap comes with a range of menu-driven colour and texture options and is resizable, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Muism [Designer, Address]

• Montre / Watch:
Moon Resizeable Cuff Watch Diamond/Brown Leather (200 Lindens, comes in 2 sizes, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ House of Shaea [Designer, Address]

• Skin:
Millage Valenti SKA-010 (3rd Edition) Beach Tan - Goatee (1500 Lindens for 1 skin; Full pack includes 5 skins, and 6 shapes; Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Millage Valenti [Designer, Address]

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