Nouveau chez / New at “Dinzeo Designs” and “Hybrid”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer, Punky | Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

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Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day: “Rfyre,” “Gutterblood,” “Ottico” and a Few Words about Sezmra Svarog

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Costume, Night, Special Event | Sunday, September 14th, 2008

When I first thought about shooting “Dysis” from Rfyre, I sampled various hairstyles trying to find something that suited the mysterious feel of this ensemble. I think the obvious choice would have been some untamed tresses, lending a romantic air. But as I experimented with different skins, I suddenly saw Dysis as less of an elegant gothic outfit and more dark, almost post-apocalyptic.

Raven Pennyfeather’s costumes are always inspired and nicely textured, this time in tactile embossed leather, bright metallic tones, soft blood-red velvet. The “jacket” is actually a floor-length leather cloak with collar, accessorized with upper and lower sleeves, extended on the glove layer. A mesh shirt on the undershirt layer is topped with leather lace-up shirt on the jacket layer. The leather pants include sculpty prim cuffs (not shown). Finishing off Dysis is a shimmering silver belt double wrapped around the waist.

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

To complete this outfit, I chose Gutterblood Spoonhammer’s stompy and distressed futureterror boots, still specially priced at 100L. Left boot features an outside buckle and right boot a small outside pocket.

The special anniversary glasses from Ottico fit perfectly, I think, with transparency anti-intuitively set to 100%, giving the glasses a mirror lens.

And underneath it all, the wonderful Black Demonic Skin Claw by Sezmra Svarog, from Nora BodySkins, unfortunately not available anymore. Sezmra is a talented long-time skin designer who recently closed up her shop for good, giving up doing business for money in Second Life for her new endeavor, giving away not only her last women’s skins but the Photoshop files themselves so anyone can customize the skins to their liking. This creative spirit, not the sadly more common desire to get rich, quickly or otherwise, in SL, is pretty inspiring. Hearkens back to the original purpose of SL before it became a land of ad parks and overpriced duplicates of real life fashion. Thank you, Sezmra, for your part in renewing that spark of what used to make us happy to log in here.

edited to add: I’ve received a few IMs in world addressing the comments I made about Sezmra. I have no problem with people who make their living on SL by putting their creative energy into creating…the problem I have is with people who only put their creative energy into marketing, while creating duplicates of real life clothing. Sorry if that wasn’t clear in my text.
Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Exile,” “GutterBlood Shop”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit | Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I found this complete outfit at Exile’s Shop, where Kavar Cleanslate sells the many men’s hair he’s designed lately. This “London Punk” outfit is nicely done and especially generous with tons of provided items! In the pack, you will get an open black tank top on the jacket layer, a long sleeved shirt plus the same tank top on the jacket layer as well (not shown), a “spider trap” shirt on the shirt layer, a pair of red plaid pants on the pants layer with two prim pockets, two different studded armbands (left and right), two different studded bracelets (left and right), a double studded waist belt, two leg studded belts (leg and thigh), a studded collar, a full set of facial piercings. But wait, there’s more: you will get a blond mohawk as well! I’m showing you pretty much everything for you to see the possibilities, but you can play with less accessories and, obviously, use them put together with different outfits! Everything is modify and copy, and sold for a very nice price. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Introducing some new boots from GutterBlood Spoonhammer. Like I said a few days ago, the former range is on sale for bargain prices and it’s the perfect time to complete your collection of serious boots for 100 Lindens a pair. The new “ROT” range is made with sculpties. With the same first shape, GutterBlood designs 5 versions with different finishes (all shown in the composites). They fit easily and can be resized to your needs. You can get the finishes of your choice for a mere 250 Lindens, which is more than fair!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Showing “ROT Polished Boots” from “GutterBlood Shop”

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Left to Right & Top Down: “Root Boots” from “GutterBlood Shop” in: Commando, Dirty Commando, Toecutter, and Corpsestomper.

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Tenue du jour /Outfit of the Day: “A.C. Store” & “GutterBlood Spoonhammer”

This “Taxi Addicted boy” from CheerNo Destiny for A.C. Store is quite original. This complete outfit (including socks, short pants on the pants layer, shirt on the jacket layer, belt, hat and prim collar) won’t please everyone, and that’s what’s good about it!

I like it because it excites my imagination. I feel like it’s a futuristic taxi driver outfit, or maybe some cyber-punk private investigator outfit (because of the hat!)? Also, for some reason it makes me think of the movie “Clockwork Orange.” Anyway, it’s cool to have something different to show!

The whole outfit is sexy looking, with abs showing under the shirt and strategic highlights on the pants. The items are quite well done, with quality textures. The double belt is especially good, with nice badges on it. Attachments (belt, collar, hat) are resizable by menu, which is really useful, and every other item is copy, modify, no transfer. Note that you will get two pairs of socks in the pack, whites (shown) and yellow ones. You will get the whole pack for 520 Lindens. Many other outfits of this “taxi” series are available in store!

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3/5 - Price:3.5/5 - Value for money: 4/5

It took me some time to find shoes I could wear with it, avoiding Converse like shoes for once ;-) Know that the racers from FNKY! work well with this outfit, and the Jaywalker from Detour as well.

I went for simple boots from Gutterblood Spoonhammer, Da Chic, that are not too high and let the sock show. I wonder whether GutterBlood will sell his boots for long or not, as there is no mention of them any more on his profile. They are still at Glass Earth, on the roof, at a discounted price: 100 Lindens only, a pure steal for moddable copy no transfer alternative boots. Go there to complete your collection and drag your friends, as I feel (but maybe I’m wrong) that these nice boots won’t be here for long!

[EDIT] Gutterblood has still a shop (direct tp here [Designer & Address]) , with new sculpty boots that are worth it! It’s confirmed, old boots will be taken down soon!

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Seasonal Costumes series: Fireman - Stellar Designs (Lexi Morgan)

Ben Vanguard | Costume, Special Event | Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Well, here in France we don’t celebrate Halloween, but we are in SL and it’s a huge melting pot of all cultures!
A bit of fun doesn’t hurt. So, this is the beginning of a seasonal mini-series about costumes. My dear Ryan Darragh did a post in Men’s Second Style where he shows several costumes too, in a style which shows perfectly his dark soul :-D

First episode with a Fireman costume by Lexi Morgan for Stellar Designs, which goes along perfectly with some heavy boots by Gutterblood Spoonhammer. Seeing these boots, you understand immediately that this fireman works a lot!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Uniforme de Pompier / Fireman Uniform:
SD Fireman Costume (350 Lindens, Perms: M/ C/NT),
with Hat, Sculpted sleeves, Jacket and Pants layers,
by Lexi Morgan,
@ ::: STELLAR DESIGNS :::, Stellar Isle (111, 129, 24)

• Bottes / Boots:
Terminator boots (300 Lindens, Perms M/C/NT),
by Gutterblood Spoonhammer,
@ Gutterblood Spoonhammer, Glass Earth (156, 158, 33)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (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 Tan - Rugged (1850 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

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Nouveau chez / New by Gutterblood Spoonhammer

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Punky | Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Gutterblood Spoonhammer is back in world! You can find the best grunge boots in sl on his new location, new main shop to come. Introducing today the first outfit from Gutterblood. Impressive!
I was told another one is in the pipeline, so stay tuned!

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Manteau, Pantalon, T-Shirt, Bottes / Coat, Pants, T-Shirt, Boots:
Gutterblood: Facecruncher boots and lo-tech outfit (450 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
(Undershirt, shirt, jacket, pants, socks layer, plus 5 prim attachments, plus boots),
by Gutterblood Spoonhammer,
@ Gutterblood Spoonhammer, Glass Earth (156, 158, 33)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*Philotic Energy* Enda - Black (150 Lindens/color, 600 Lindens/6 tipped, 1200 Lindens/10 colors & 6 tipped, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Aemilia Case,
@ Philotic Energy at Lemon, Imogen (171, 9, 65)

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

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

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Nouveau chez / New at: Desert Moon Clothiers

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Friday, September 21st, 2007

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Veste, Jean, Pull / Jacket, Jeans, Thermal:
DMC Rampage Jacket (with collar and cuff prim attachments) (175 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
DMC Garage Jean (125 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
DMC Feudal Thermal White (75 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
by Dragontat Zagato,
@ The Block - DMC: Desert Moon Clothiers, Varado (108, 102, 31)

• Bottes / Boots:
Slander boots gb (300 Lindens),
by GutterBlood Spoonhammer,
@ GutterBlood Spoonhammer at killbillys, Grossglockner (200, 158, 59)

• Bague / Ring:
Jordan*s Randy Men’s Ring (299 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Jordan Morgenrote,
@ Jordan’s fine jewelry at Oyster , Shepherd (177, 87, 92)

• Coiffure / Hair:
*MODERNO: Keith Hair (Brown Hat) - Toffee (150 Lindens for a pack of 3 close colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Starley Thereian,
@ Last Call ::MODERNO:: Menswear, Dazzle (130, 10, 28)

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

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

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