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Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Costume, Special Event | Thursday, December 25th, 2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard
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Nouveau Créateur / New Designer: “LCC”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Punky | Thursday, November 20th, 2008

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day: “Civvies”, “Hazard”, “Negko Design”, “Tracks”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Posy Trudeau, the designer behind Civvies just released two pairs of drawn jeans. I’m showing today the “Hellbound” one. I know you have probably enough pairs of jeans in your inventory, but these are different and might catch your interest! First, they come in two versions, to wear with or without a provided prim belt. Second, this belt is moddable, comes in two pre-sized versions, and last but not least, has a shape that, actually, fits avatars’ shapes, which is so so rare! Third, they are nicely textured, with attention to details, but without that now terribly dull (IMHO) “photorealistic” flair. But wait, there is more! Two pairs of cuffs are provided (two sizes), moddable, and those are sculpted in a very clever way which fits shoes without passing thru them. This kind of cuff could make me appreciate prim cuff attachments for pants, although I’m usually not fond of them. Note that one of the cuffs show drawings on it, which helps to integrate it with the rest of the pants (and must have been a hell of a lot of work to do, as everyone who has sweat at texturing sculpties knows).

Quality: 4.5/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers for each item, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3.5/5 - Price: 4/5 - Value for money: 4.5/5

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Also showing: boots and choker from “Body And Soul Tracks,” at very sweet prices, a tattoo set from “Negko Design” (which is now in a new location, see the address on the address page). See details of the tattoo below. Plus another nicely drawn tee shirt from “Hazard” (comes on jacket, shirt and underpants layers), and a hair/hat combo from “Exile.” Enjoy!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouveau chez / New at: Devol & Negko Design

Ben Vanguard | Uncategorized | Friday, June 6th, 2008

Today new tattoos from negko Design and Devol!

Negko DeVinna (for Negko Design) always makes of his creations something special. His skins and tattoos bring to the customer more than a product, but also a story, a tale. His inspiration for tattoos is made of Polynesian classics, Chinese patterns and his special touch of ultra-modernity. Those tattoos show lighter zones, as if partly erased. Why? What for? You can write your own story about these tattoos. That very fact is the sign of true art!

I won’t forget to mention that negko tattoos are seamless. You can count on the fingers of one hand the designers able to do that…

The tattoos come in many versions. You can mix and match them with each other. They come in as many layers as possible. Price range is from 49 Lindens to 249 Lindens, following the amount of layers in the pack (from simple gloves to full body tattoos). They are no modify, copy and no transfer.

Kaori Masala is a japanese designer. Under her brand Devol, she offers japanese style tattoos. Here you are in the kingdom of realism, with pieces looking like the most classic Japanese tattoos. You are discovering today her last creation, Fish and Sea, showing a fish with all its movement figured. 230 Lindens, copy, modify, no transfer.

Silk is from The Silk Raven (Solange Cerveau). I don’t give Solange credit for her huge work on it, since I haven’t shown even a tenth of what you get in the pack! Short and long version of the loin cloth, also sheer version of it, bracers, chest danglies, circlets, armbands… etc. A mere 21 pieces in each color pack! Everything is copy and modify. You can choose from many colors, your favorites for 550 Lindens each!

My model for today is “Aidan,” shape by Vasean Talamasca for Flesh Peddlers. 200 Lindens for a modify skin is a very generous offer. If you don’t feel able to build your own shape, use a good one like this one, and please don’t spend a fortune on it!

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Negko Design: Tattoo 53: scorpio haka

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Devol: Fish & Sea Tattoo

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Negko Design: Tattoo 50: Lomu & Tattoo 54: Warrior Soul

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Negko Design: Tattoo 52: Dragon haka

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouveau chez / New at “Civvies” and “Negko Design”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Costume, Dressy, Night | Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Negko DeVinna has put together a creative batch of skins called Orphee Chapter 1 - The Long Journey. The days don’t really make sense to me, but who am I to question the motives or creativity of a designer? Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 — that’s 10 skins for $888. I’m pretty sure it’s differences in facial hair from one day to the next. This skin I’m wearing is Day 18. Made me feel like a beatnik, which fit perfectly with Posy Trudeau’s new Vasean coat (she calls it a coat; I’d call it a jacket). The whole outfit begged to be shown in a psychedelic atmosphere. This is the brown version of the coat; it also comes in black, red and green.

I think my main complaint about the skin is the hands…they look odd to me. But I’ve only made a fleeting attempt at making a skin and I never even got to the hands. I’m sure they’re difficult as hell. And 888L for 10 skins is quite a deal. Just shove your hands in your pockets!

My only complaint about the coat, which I think is very nicely textured and has a good cut, is that the collar prevents one from wearing a necklace, since they both have the same attachment point. And yeah, I probably could have messed around with attaching either of them to a different point, but that defeats the purpose of ease of use.

Jacket: Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3/5 - Price:3/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5

The outfit is finished off with Aitui’s Reborn pants in black, and the JCS’s Oslo boots in brown. Hair is “Wentz” by Truth.

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

• Veste / Jacket:
Vasean Coat (300 Lindens/color, includes Small & Large copies, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Civvies [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Pantalon / Pants:
REBORN Pants, Black (200 Lindens/color, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
Oslo, Brown (400 Lindens/color, 900 Lindens for a pack of 4, Perms: NM/C/NT or NM/NC/T),
@ JCS [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Glasses:
primOptic sofia glasses 1.12 (299 L, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Primoptic [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Wentz, Black (100 Lindens/color, 1000L for fatpack of 18 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Truth [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Orphee Chapter 1 - The Long Journey, Day 18 (888 Lindens, 10 skins with a variety of facial hair, two shapes, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Negko Design [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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