Nouveau chez / New at: “Grandma” and “Sand Shack Surf & Co.”

Shopping at “GrandMa,” Hanae Nishi’s brand, is like browsing the flea market and finding the vintage piece which will be the start of a new trend, as creation is now mainly re-creation! Here you can find funny and cool items, and their very low price (50 Lindens/item) is an incentive to put together original outfits and dare to try what you usually don’t. All is moddable, like at all the good makers, and copy/no transfer. I chose these plaid distressed pants with bright colors in the last collection from “GrandMa.”

Also new, the Suit Shirt by Emma Gilmour for “Sand Shack Surf & Co.” in the Surf Couture range. They come in 8 colors, and are very nicely done. The precision of the drawing gives a very interesting look, neither cartoonish nor photosourced.

I Like Emma’s work, plus she is one of the most adorable designers I’ve met. I was about to not show this jacket-shirt combo on Slmen though.

Because the jacket layer of the combo jacket-shirt is “no modify,” I had to fight for ages with a sleeve filler on the shirt layer to give it a satisfying appearance, avoiding the ugly tight sleeves of the jacket – I must be the only one hating the tight sleeved jackets, everyone seems ok with that, including all the fashion gurus from everywhere on the grid. I suppose a simple guy working on his fashion blog without seeing the daylight, should accept like everyone. But I just can’t!!!

Things would be so much easier if only the bloody jacket would be moddable: just one or two points less on the sleeve’s length would be fine on the jacket layer, with a basic setting of the sleeve filler’s “sleeve looseness” in appearance mode. I would have gotten a way better look for way less work.

PLEASE, PLEASE! Tell me why these jackets-shirts combo are set to “no modify?” This is just plain stupid. I don’t understand what the designer gains doing that, but I’m perfectly aware of what the customer loses…

These good jackets are no copy-transfer, unfortunately not moddable, and you can get your favorite color for 110 Lindens, or get the fat pack of 8 for 600 Lindens.

To complete the outfit, I chose one more time shoes from “Perfect Tomorrow” in their low version in Black and Gray, perfectly matching the jacket and shirt combo; also my favorite hair from “Aitui,” a simple but beautiful ring from “Eye Candy” and a pair of glasses from “Sergeys,” for a slightly intellectual look ;-)

Enjoy!

ADD ON: Emma Gilmour just let me know that you can, on request, have a moddable version of the jackets. She usually sets the perms to “no-modify” to avoid the items being totally destroyed (and so the customer being disappointed), as her stuff is mainly “No copy-Transfer” (easily giftable).
If you feel able to mod your stuff, ask Emma for an exchange! If you need to learn how to modify items, you better make a copy of a “copy-no transfer” item and mess with it as much as you want until you get skilled enough to do it on a “no copy” item!
When you use a sleeve filler on the shirt layer like I did to give some volume to the sleeves, you could have a perfect look shortening the sleeves of the jacket layer a little bit, by one or two points of the “sleeve length” slider in appearance mode, first on the top!
B.V. 01.19.2008

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pantalon / Pants:
GRANDMA!**P&G-check-pants(M) (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ GrandMa [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Veste, Chemise / Jacket, Shirt:
[SC] Surf Couture - Suit Jacket - Black w/ Striped (110 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Sand Shack Surf Co. [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Volume pour manches / Sleeve Filler:
Sleeve Filler -all sliders to 100, but: sleeve length: 95, Shirt fit: 12, Sleeve looseness: 20- (50 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ SLMen [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Glasses:
*Sergeys* Glasses Toronto Black (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Sergeys [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague / Ring:
Platinum Moria Men’s Band (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Eye Candy Designs Jewelry [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes :
Perfect Tomorrow Low Standard BLACK GRAY (285 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
@ Perfect Tomorrow [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
Aitui - Sleepwalk Hair /Black/ (225 Lindens, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shape by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Joshua Normal Skin Stubble (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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NO FASHION

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Night, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

No “pretty,” no “sophisticated,” no “awesome,” no “amazing,” no “glam,” no “chic,” NO FASHION…

Take a deep breath and decide to be prim conscious: prim count of the attachments is 28.

Decide to spend your money on one of the best pairs of jeans (and one of the cheapest), on a simple tee-shirt, and a comfy, friendly pair of shoes.

Stop hitting the big names, move your ass around and look at new talents, customer-conscious designers and true artists instead of greedy businessmen and women.

Take another deep breath. You feel better already.

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean / Jeans:
(Iki) Skinny Jean Black Belted (50 Lindens each, 300 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, each in w. & w/o belt version, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Iki [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Tee-Shirt:
T-Shirt Black (100 Lindens/pack of 2, each on every top layer, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Inone Style [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes :
Perfect Tomorrow Low Standard GRAY TAR (285 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
@ Perfect Tomorrow [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shape by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Joshua TAN Skin Face 1 eyeliner (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day : Inone Style, Muism, Perfect Tomorrow, Stellar Designs

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The sweaters from Inone Style come in three colors in a single pack: gray (shown), brown and dark blue. For each color, you will get an untucked version on the jacket layer, a tucked version on the undershirt and underpant layers (to wear with low waist pants), a prim collar attachment and a sleeve filler on the shirt layer made to complete the untucked version, giving a more natural volume to the sleeves. This generous pack is sold for a very low 200 lindens. Moddable and copyable.

Remember the shoes from Perfect Tomorrow I have shown a few weeks ago. They come in tons of colors and offer a very cool form. I wish Perfect offered fat packs!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Pull / Sweater:
Pullover Grestrass Grey with prim collar (200 Lindens/pack of 3 colors: dark blue, gray, and brown, Perms: M/C/NT),
Includes a tucked version on the jacket layer, a, untucked version on the undershirt and underpant layers,
and a sleeve filler, to worn with the untucked version, on the shirt layer.
by Moth Swell,
@ Inone Style @ Mainstore, Blue Quill (159, 51, 59)

• Jean / Jeans:
SD Skull Pocket Ripped Jeans - White Denim Wash (125 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Chaussures / Shoes :
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot Male Gray Tar (285 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Perfect Tomorrow,
@ Perfect Tomorrow, Collins (102, 159, 27)

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

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Muism* Leon / dark ash-high light (250 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens/6 colors, 2500 Lindens/all18 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Icemocolo Voom,
@ *Muism* Home - Shopping Street, Far Sight (85, 227, 80)

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

• Skin:
TaP Vivant Bronze Clean Cut - (500 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by CJ Carnot & Roslin Petion,
@ Tete a Pied Vivant Men’s Skins, Nouveau (203, 127, 22)

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Nouveau chez / New at “Perfect Tomorrow” by Perfect Tomorrow

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Introducing today new shoes by Perfect Tomorrow, “Standard Boots.”
I’ve loved these shoes at first sight. It doesn’t happen often, I swear! Probably because they remind me of those I wore when I was a little child, the “Kickers,” or maybe because I find their round shape uber funny and cute, or the tons of funny colors… Anyway, those sculptie shoes will go immediately into my favorite folder!

They are only 15 prims each. You can wear them to avoid sim crashing when you are invited to an event!

Demos are available for free. It’s important for you to try on the demo before buying. These shoes demand that your feet are set to zero, but very muscled avatars could have fitting problems, as the average body thickness (body tab in shape, in appearance mode) modifies the size of the ankle too. After testing, I can tell you that your feet will start to show thru the shoe over 45, depending on the position, but you can cheat by moving a bit the shoes in “edit” mode. Anyway, you can’t wear these shoes if your body thickness is over 75. Well, if you don’t have a modify shape, IM your scammer Oops! seller to ask him for a moddable copy. Or, better yet, change for a shape bought in a shop owned by an ethical seller, aka a shape maker selling MODIFY shapes.

You will find “Standard Boots” in ten colors for the basic version, nine mix of a color and white, nine mix of a color and black. Each pair is sold for 285 Lindens. No fat pack.

I’m showing one more time “Page” by Mystikal Faddoul for Mystikal Hair Designs, my favorite hair of the moment, which is, i insist a lot on that, as good on every side, including the rear. This is rare enough to mention!

Also some more stuff from Dutch Touch. Iki Ikarus is simply good at designing pixel clothing, period.

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StRipEs StRipEs:: Blue, Page hair White, Standard Boot WHITE TAR male.

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Left to Right and Top Down:
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot RED TAR male;
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot GRAY TAR male;
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot ORANGE TAR male;
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot AQUA TAR male.

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Left to Right and Top Down:
StRipEs StRipEs:: Red/Grey, Page hair Grey, Standard Boot RED TAR male;
StRipEs StRipEs:: Gray, Page hair Deepred, Standard Boot GRAY TAR male;
StRipEs StRipEs:: Brown, Page hair Jbrown, Standard Boot ORANGE TAR male;
StRipEs StRipEs:: Seagreen, Page hair Black, Standard Boot AQUA TAR male.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Tee-Shirt à rayures, Jean / Stripped T-Shirt, Jeans:
StRipEs StRipEs:: DUTCH TOUCH :: (300 Lindens/pack of 8 Colors on jacket, shirt and underpant layer, Perms: M/NC/T),
Jean Light :: DUTCH TOUCH :: (125 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Iki Ikarus,
@ :: DUTCH TOUCH MAINSTORE =^.^= U, Willow Beach (30, 216, 32)

• Chaussures / Shoes :
Perfect Tomorrow - Standard Boot Male (285 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Perfect Tomorrow,
@ Perfect Tomorrow, Collins (102, 159, 27)

• Collier, Bague / Necklace, Ring:
Minimal in Montreal Organic Necklace Mns Sz (275 Lindens/pack including the following ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
Ring Minimal in Montreal (275 Lindens/pack including the above necklace, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Page (250 Lindens/color, Perms: C/M/NT),
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs Main Store, Mystikal (129, 120, 27)

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

• 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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