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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Tenue du Jour / Outfit of the Day

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Friday, November 9th, 2007

Some new things today!

New jeans at Mantra, by Kim Takashi. They come in three washes of blue (shown). Each color pack includes 2 versions, with and without textured buckle, and 4 prim buckle attachments. I’m not very happy when it comes to adjusting a belt, so I appreciate particularly this way of getting some more realism without too much work! ;-) 150 Lindens for a color pack, 375 for the everything pack! Kim switched her perm to modify-copy-no transfer to allow you to include her jeans in outfits folders and protect you against inventory losses (you can back up your copy items on a prim) and in case of misdelivery when you buy them, there will be no problem to get them again. Thank you Lindens!

New bracelets and armbands by Faery Sola for studio sidhe. I’m showing a bracelet. Each color pack (from six) comes with prefitted left and right versions of both bracelet and armband. They are nicely textured and show a semi-precious bead on the leather thong. You can have a color pack for 125 Lindens, or an everything pack for 375 Lindens.

New shoes by Emilia Redgrave for Redgrave. These sculpty boots use a very photorealistic texture. They are the first “kind of” chelsea boots in SL, with elastic sides. They come in four colors : Black, Brown, Honey, Darksand, for 450 Lindens each pair, or 1600 lindens for them all.

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MANTRA Medium Wash Jeans (no buckle) with Silver Buckle

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MANTRA Light Wash Jeans (no buckle) with Silver Buckle
MANTRA Medium Wash Jeans (no buckle) with Silver Buckle
MANTRA Dark Wash Jeans (no buckle) with Silver Buckle

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

• Jean / Jeans:
MANTRA Medium Wash Jeans (no buckle)(150 Lindens/pack including 2 pairs of jeans (with and without textured buckle) and 4 prim buckles, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Kim Takashi,
@ MANTRA, Doll City (187, 137, 23)

• Chemise / Shirt:
[SC] Stitch Front Button Up Tops Orange (110 Lindens/color, 900 Lindens/14 colors, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Emma Gilmour,
@ Sand Shack Surf Co, Lions Shore (40, 182, 24)

• Chaussures / Shoes :
BOOTS Black-Leather *REDGRAVE* (450 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Emilia Redgrave,
@ *REDGRAVE* Mens & Womens FASHION, SANDS Island 1 (171, 95, 24)

• Bracelet:
:+:SS:+: Beaded bracelet [Brown, Yellow & Black] (125 Lindens/one color pack, 375 Lindens/everything pack, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Faery Sola,
@ :+:Studio Sidhe:+: [Main Store], Stadtrand (29, 238, 22)

• Collier / Necklace:
[ZC] The snake bite necklace (180 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Keishii Roo,
@ Zona Cero, Icewater (45, 148, 24)

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Page - Black (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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Pemière collection pour hommes chez / First collection for men at “Sand Shack Surf Co” by Emma Gilmour

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Dressy, Night, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Introducing today my favorite pieces in the brand new collection for men by Emma Gilmour for ” Sand Shack Surf Co”. A gorgeous shirt with decorative stitches on the front, and retro-pants, ultra low rise, to wear with your favorite boxer briefs! Both come in 14 bright colors.
The shirts come on the jacket and shirt layer, including of course the underpants layer for a perfect tucked fitting.
The collection offers Sweaters and tee shirts as well.

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Stitch Front Button up in Light Blue, Retro Pants in Brown, Kicks Sneakers in Brown.

Slmen’s choice:
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Left to Right and Top Down:
Stitch Front Button up in Grey, Olive, Aqua and Pink.
Retro Pants in Red, Olive, Black and Marshmallo.
Kicks Sneakers in Grey, Yellow, Black and Pink.

Style: Ben Vanguard

• Chemise / Shirt:
[SC] Stitch Front Button Up Tops (110 Lindens/color, 900 Lindens/14 colors, Perms: NM/NC/T),
by Emma Gilmour,
@ Sand Shack Surf Co, Lions Shore (40, 182, 24)

• Pantalon / Pants:
[SC] Retro STYYYYYLIN’ Pants - Pleated for Men (110 Lindens/color, 900 Lindens/14 colors, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Emma Gilmour,
@ Sand Shack Surf Co, Lions Shore (40, 182, 24)

• Boxer / Boxer Briefs:
Canimal - Boxers (white) (95 Lindens/5 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
by Canimal Zephyr,
@ Canimal. (main store), Canimal (213, 54, 26)

• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
FNKY! Kicks (600 Lindens, Perms NM/C/NT),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Montre / Watch:
Aviator Alpha+, with real movement and modifiable time zone (399 Lindens, Perms M/NC/T),
by Fim Fischer,
@ Fim Fischer’s Watches at Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Bague / Ring:
Gecko 1 Ring Silver (50 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

• Coiffure / Hair:
The GL - Delinquent - Sand (250 Lindens/2 close colors, 1500 Lindens/24 colors),
by Avant Scofield,
@ The Good Life, Good Life (87, 207, 28)

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Blue Steel (i) Indoor version - SbZ (100 Lindens),
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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