Nouveau chez / New at: “JGD” (Birdy Shepherd) & “Philotic Energy” (Aemilia Case)

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

• New collection from JGD by Birdy Shepherd who has now reached his maturity. Affirmed colors, neat forms which slightly let show the Japanese culture of the designer. Today I bring you the sweaters with shirts offered in really cool colors, the halfpants in subtle plaid and the very interesting sandals coming in many colors.

• Something has changed in the country of men’s hair! Before, travel in it was a long journey in a deserted landscape with one or two makers offering a limited choice. Now all seems to be changing! Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy offers us 3 new haircuts! Totally modern, with an affirmed style, they will please those looking for showing their personality with their haircut! Go take the demo at Imogen, second floor of Lemon shop.

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JGD_Cardigan Turquoise, JGD_halfpant in Sky, JGD_flipflop in White, Hair PE Colby in white
(Full references at the end of this post)

Some other colors put together:
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Left to Right
• JGD_Cardigan Green, JGD_halfpant Grey, JGD_flipflop Green, Hair PE Colby in Natural Red
• JGD_Cardigan Red, JGD_halfpant Red, JGD_flipflop in Red, Hair PE Colby in Black

Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Philotic Energy Colby (150 Lindens/color & 900 Lindens/”Shabang” pack of 7, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Aemilia Case,
@ Philotic Energy at Lemon, Imogen (171, 10, 65)

• Pull / Sweater:
JGD_Cardigan (150 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT):
by Birdy Shepherd,
@ JGD main store, Envy (27, 92, 31)

• Pantalon / Pants:
JGD_halfpant (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT):
by Birdy Shepherd,
@ JGD main store, Envy (27, 92, 31)

• Sandales / Sandals:
JGD_flipflop (150 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
by Birdy Shepherd,
@ JGD main store, Envy (27, 92, 31)

• Montre / Watch:
Outdoor Time - Boating (399 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bague / Ring:
Men’s Silver Blue Ring (200 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Eggberta Echegaray,
@ The Willow Tea Room and Courtyard Garden, Babbage Square (206, 226, 28)

• Skin:
=RaC= Aidan01 skin design - 4000 Lindens (including 6 facial hair styles),
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Gray Quartz (o) - SbZ - Outdoor version (100 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

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Body Positive: Ariantho’s Angels, Body Politik, Nora Entice and RaC

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

A shape and 3 skins, as usual. I chose the skins which offer the best fit for the face contour, then the best fit for the body, and I tried to avoid the one you can see everywhere ;-)

The shape is shown “As is.” Jadenne Ariantho for Ariantho’s Angels did it. Jadenne offers a few very original shapes of both human and elf, adults, teens and even children. Of course, as all quality skins from good and fair creators, these skins are modify, so you will be able to adapt it to your own taste and to fit all shoes, attachments and clothes with simple minor modifications.

I wanted to show you today “more than pale” skins. Diarmuid from Ariantho’s Angels was one of the very few shapes which could match pleasantly the three interesting skins that attracted my attention. I chose Diarmuid because it was the thinnest one, and I thought a pretty thin body was the best match for that kind of skin.

Diarmuid is an adult human male. He is 6‘7“, so a pretty good height in SL, he is in shape without being overmuscled or beefy. He will please those who want an original masculine tall shape without looking like one of the millions of Hulks we can see on the grid.

For further information about the choice criteria, please read this Introduction.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Shape:
AA-Diarmuid-Human Adult Male - (6‘7“) - 800 Lindens,
by Jadenne Ariantho,
@ Ariantho’s Angels SHAPES, Green Goblin (143, 135, 501)

• Skin (Top down)
<> Nora Entice - Hunter Glow Gothic Liner (bald) - 1000 Lindens,
by Sezmra Svarog,
@ Nora BodySkins & Fashions, Sonata (227, 72, 27)

<> Envision Wraith Clean Shaven Skin Blk B - 1750 Lindens,
by Maximillion Grant,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

<> =RaC= Johnny05 skin design - 4000 Lindens (including 6 facial hair styles),
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

• Coiffure / Hair:
The Good Life - Menace - White - 199 Lindens,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
FNKY! Eyes - Frosted - Black (No Veins) - 100 Lindens,
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Boxer / Boxer Briefs:
DMC Boxer Brief Black - 50 Lindens,
by Dragontat Zagato,
@ The Block - Desert Moon Clothiers, Varado (108, 102, 31)

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• Shape:
Ariantho’s Angels-Diarmuid-Human Adult Male
• Skins:
<> Nora Entice - Hunter Glow Gothic Liner
<> Envision Wraith Clean Shaven Skin Blk B
<> =RaC= Johnny05 skin design

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• Shape:
Ariantho’s Angels-Diarmuid-Human Adult Male
• Skins:
<> Nora Entice - Hunter Glow Gothic Liner
<> Envision Wraith Clean Shaven Skin Blk B
<> =RaC= Johnny05 skin design

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Bunch of new skins!

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes), - Tenue/Outfit | Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Well, I don’t know how it’s going for you, but today is a terrible SL day for me. Textures don’t rezz, attachments don’t attach, my studio can’t work properly because of an excess of lag… Thank you Linden Labs! Consequence: no pictured post today…

It’s really too bad, because I have a lot of things to show you! Especially skins, new skins which are valuable additions to the choices we already have!

The time when we had only one decent skin for men (Dxxx by Nxxx, you see what I mean…) is over and it’s good for diversity!

We have now the hand drawn from Form, those from Chip Midnight, very photorealistic, the envision by Body Politik, the ones from The Good Life, the last three ones from Adam n Eve, some really good skins from RaC, the new “Advance Skins” from Aitui and, of course, the great Antonio from FNKY. More recently we were offered the pleasant Nora Entice for men.

You have seen all these good and very good skins on slmen, in the new “Body Positive” series (if not, follow this link!), and you will see them again soon!

This week offered us 2 new skins, and they are more than good! Minnu model skins released its new range for men, and Redgrave its “Emil.”

There will be dedicated posts for those skins very soon, I mean as soon as SL will allow me to work properly…

You can always use the following links to take demos and try them out.
Remember that skins are really different on different shapes. Please never buy a skin too quickly. Take several demos, go back home, try them, take your time, and wait until the day after to buy the one you like. :-)

Slmen likes:
Redgrave: Emil,
by Emilia Redgrave,
@ *REDGRAVE* Mens & Womens FASHION, SANDS Island 1 (171, 95, 24)

• Minnu Model Skin: MM Skin for men,
by Minnu Palen & Thora Charron,
@ MM SKINS, **Minnu Model Skins**, Glam World (109, 136, 23)

• Nora Entice: David, Hunter,
by Sezmra Svarog,
@ Nora BodySkins & Fashions, Sonata (227, 72, 27)

• The Body Politik: Envision
by Maximillion Grant,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

• CMFF PhotoSkin: Rook, Crow, Hairy Tan, Hairy Male, Male 1.1,
by Chip Midnight,
@ CMFF - Skins & Clothing by Chip Midnight, Freelon (42, 62, 23)

The Good Life: Aaron and Justin,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

RaC: Aidan, Jim, Lee, Mike, Johnny, Sam, Jack,
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

Aitui: Advance skin.
by jesseAitui Petion,
@ Aitui Shopping, Aitui !129, 129, 27)

• Adam n Eve: Damien, Darcy and Jared,
by Sachi Vixen,
@ Adam n Eve, Genesis (192, 150, 35)

• :FORM Skin,
by Zabitan Assia,
@ The Block - FORM, Varado (139, 137, 31)

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Body Positive: CMFF, Nora, RaC and Stellar Design

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes), - Tenue/Outfit | Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

A shape and 3 skins, as usual. I chose the skins which offered the best fit for the face contour, then the best fit for the body, and I tried to avoid the one you can see everywhere ;-)

The shape is almost shown “As is.” Lexi Morgan made these shapes for Stellar Design. Stellar Design offers beautiful, sexy and pretty “stocky” shapes that will please men who want to look powerful! And because they are “modify,” you will be able to change and, maybe, choose to have other proportions one day! :-)

For this “Rocker” from Lexi, I just had to set the foot length to 30 for better proportions with the body, and the eyelashes to 0. With some skins, eyelashes look odd on men. One more reason to avoid no modify shapes!

Rocker is 6‘6“, so an average height in SL. He is powerful and muscled, without being genetically modified or taking steroids. Let’s say he must spend a lot of his time in the gym! :-)

Lexi’s shapes look great and appealing and they match perfectly the best selling skins in SL, but I wanted to show you black skins today, and this shape is one of my favorite for that purpose. Believe me, I mixed and matched skins and shapes for hours before the final choice!

For further information about the choice criteria, please read this Introduction.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Shape:
SD Perfect Man Avatar - Rocker - (6‘6“) (modifications: Feet 30, Eyelashes length 0) - 750 Lindens (including a pair of jeans),
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Skin (Top down)
<> CMFF PhotoSkin Ultra: Rook - 1500 Lindens (including 6 facial hair styles),
by Chip Midnight,
@ CMFF - Skins & Clothing by Chip Midnight, Freelon (42, 62, 23)

<> =RaC= Mike01 skin design - 4000 Lindens (including 6 facial hair styles),
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

<> Nora Entice - David Espresso (bald) - 1000 Lindens,
by Sezmra Svarog,
@ Nora BodySkins & Fashions, Sonata (227, 72, 27)

• Coiffure / Hair:
The Good Life - Delinquent - White - 199 Lindens,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
(Avatar) Eyes: Natural. (Obsidian) - 50 Lindens,
by Nephilaine Protagonist,
@ PixelDolls, Port Seraphine (45, 131, 27)

• Slip / Briefs:
be : ika brief - 75 Lindens,
by Dragontat Zagato,
@ Brief Encounter : Underwear for Men, Yeanim (142, 163, 21)

• Tatouages / Tattoos:
.:InkD - Tinker (Modifications: RVB: 185, 185, 185) - 400 Lindens,
by Laylah Mistral,
@ InkD! Tattoos, Ravens Requiem (139, 125, 27)

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• Shape:
Stellar Design Perfect Man Avatar - Rocker
• Skins:
<> CMFF PhotoSkin Ultra: Rook
<> =RaC= Mike01 skin design
<> Nora Entice - David Espresso (bald)

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• Shape:
Stellar Design Perfect Man Avatar - Rocker
• Skins:
<> CMFF PhotoSkin Ultra: Rook
<> =RaC= Mike01 skin design
<> Nora Entice - David Espresso (bald)

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Body Positive: Lemon, RaC, The Good Life and Body Politik

Ben Vanguard | - Body Positive (Skins+Shapes) | Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

A shape and 3 skins. You know the challenge now! I chose the skins which offered the best fit for the face contour, then the best fit for the body, and I tried to avoid the ones you can see everywhere :)

The shape is shown “As is.” Aemilia Case of Lemon did it. Aemilia and her business partner Haver Cole design the most interesting shapes in SL in my humble opinion. They bring diversity to SL! Black shapes, shorter shapes, chubby shapes, and even old and fat shapes.

Aemilia and Haver know how to make an avatar interesting and genuine without being necessarily “pretty.” Because they are customer conscious, they make their shapes “modify,” so you can make your avie evolve if you want to. :-)

This -7:23- shape will please those who want to be pretty tall without being a giant (6’6”), with a thin body. Notice how different skins can give a totally different appearance to the same shape!

For further information about the choice criteria, please read this Introduction.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Shape:
Lemon 7:23 - 6’6” - 800 Lindens,
by Aemilia Case,
@ Lemon - Shapes That Won’t Leave You Sour!, Imogen (175, 22, 60)

• Skin (Top down)
<> =RaC= Jim01 skin design - 4000 Lindens (including 6 facial hair styles),
by Mallory Cowen,
@ =RaC=, RaC City (188, 136, 27)

<> The Good Life - Aaron Skin - F - Clean - 1600 Lindens,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

<> Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin Br B - 1750 Lindens,
by Maximillion Grant,
@ .:: The Body Politik ::., Eventide South (52, 177, 36)

• Coiffure / Hair:
The Good Life - Menace - Brown,
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Gray Quartz (i) - SbZ - Indoor version,
by Zada Zenovka,
@ Shapes by Zada - stunning shapes and eyes, Kusawa (221, 115, 36)

• Maillot de bain / Swim Trunks:
*Shai* Bohol Swim Trunks Moss,
by Shai Delacroix,
@ Casa del Shai Flagship, Deco (114, 166, 31)

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• Shape:
Lemon 7:23
• Skins:
<> =RaC= Jim01 skin design
<> The Good Life - Aaron Skin - F - Clean
<> Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin Br B

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• Shape:
Lemon 7:23
• Skins:
<> =RaC= Jim01 skin design
<> The Good Life - Aaron Skin - F - Clean
<> Envision Platinum Clean Shaven Skin Br B

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