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

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Flexi Scruff BrownHL,
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs in Bali Hai, Bali Hai (27, 233, 28)

• Skin:
FNKY! Antonio Tan - Stubble (Bald),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Yeux / Eyes:
FNKY! Eyes - Galaxy - Grey (No Veins),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Veste, Jean / Jacket, Jeans:
(NO) Leather Hoody w/ V Neck,
(NO) Suede Pants,
by Nylon Pinkney,
@ Nylon Outfitters, Tableau (144, 166, 17)

• Volume pour manches / Filler for sleeves:
[SLMEN.COM] Filler for sleeves (settings : Color RGB (67, 48, 36) / Sleeve Length 94 / Sleeve looseness 10)
by Ben Vanguard,
@ Slmen.com Headquarters, Birchwood (72, 206, 392)

• Gants “mains nues” / Bare hand Gloves,
Bare Hand Gloves - 95% - setting : Color RGB (181, 181, 174),
by Robin Sojourner,
@ Robin Sojourner, Livingtree Island Center, Livingtree (135, 121, 24)

• Souliers / Shoes :
Dr. Proda’s Boots 004 White,
by Proda Jie,
@ Shop Therapy at The Emerald City, BigStar (40, 69, 32)

• Lunettes / Glasses:
Sunglasses Toronto Zebra,
by Sergey Wollongong,
@ *Sergeys* Glasses and Sunglasses, Blackmount (22, 98, 100)

• Bague, Piercings d’oreilles / Ring, Earrings:
3 Nail Coiled Ring Mns Sz,
Glass and Stainless steel Ear Tunnel Sm,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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Nouveau chez / New release at: “Jeepers Creepers” & “Adam n Eve”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

• One more release at Jeepers Creepers! In my opinion the best of the new “Rebel” series, under the name of the “Blue Suede Shoes” song’s author: Carl Perkins.
The first time I saw these shoes, they were rezzed on the floor and, I swear, I felt like they were abandoned here by a person of flesh and blood, not by a SL avie. They have the polish of an old favorite pair. Look at the pictures, comments are futile: everyone can see the quality of the textures, the realistic build (left and right foot are different, this will become a new standard, i’m sure!) :-)
Eponymous Trenchmouth reached the next level in shoe design in SL, and i’m very excited imagining all the amazing creations a stimulated concurrence will soon produce!
400 Lindens. Look at all the available models of the “Rebel” brand at the end of this post.

• With such realistic quality shoes, I needed the best realistic clothes, and so, until now, I needed some Redgrave creations. Maybe they are not the cheapest, but they are simply a pure pleasure to wear. And what are we waiting for from our clothing, huh? ;-)
Jacket and Pants, 450 Lindens each.

• To give you a preview (with clothes :-D) of the coming soon “Body Positive” post series, discover today the brand new “Damien” skin from Adam n’ Eve. You will see more details of it soon, along with the Jared and Darcy skins, three realistic skins from Sachi Vixen.
1500 Lindens for a skin tone.

• Once more, the faboo “Grownout” from Mystikal Hair design, in black for today, already shown two days ago, 250 Linden for a color; Once more, the third version of the lovely “Leezard” ring from Mhaijik Guillaume, in “Aged Pewter,” 75 Lindens; I added to this outfit some discreet and chic glasses from Sergeys, 100 Lindens.

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Style: Ben Vanguard

• Coiffure / Hair:
Mystikal Grownout Black,
by Mystikal Faddoul,
@ Mystikal Hair Designs in Bali Hai, Bali Hai (27, 233, 28)

• Skin:
Damien t1 5 O’Clock Shadow Tone 3,
by Sachi Vixen,
@ Adam n Eve, Genesis (192, 150, 35)

• Yeux / Eyes:
FNKY! Eyes - Galaxy - Blue (No Veins),
by Funk Schnook,
@ FNKY! & Cake, FNKY Cake (128, 45, 24)

• Veste, Jean / Jacket, Jeans:
Sweater Sporty Darkblue,
Jeans Dark-Blue,
by Emilia Redgrave,
@ *REDGRAVE* Mens & Womens FASHION, SANDS Island 1 (171, 95, 24)

• Pull / Sweater:
in “[Renegade] Thermal Pack”
[Renegade] White-Black Thermal Bottom,
[Renegade] White-Black Thermal Tucked,
by Kaejo DaSilva,
@ [Renegade], Cleary (241, 220, 122)

• Souliers / Shoes :
Rebel - Carl Perkins,
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

• Lunettes / Glasses:
Glasses Toronto Black,
by Sergey Wollongong,
@ *Sergeys* Glasses and Sunglasses, Blackmount (22, 98, 100)

• Collier, Bague, Piercings d’oreilles / Collier, Ring, Earrings:
Black and Blue with Silver Necklace Mns Sz,
Leezard Double aged Pewter Ring,
Glass and Stainless steel Ear Tunnel Sm,
by Mhaijik Guillaume,
@ Jewelry Mhaijik Things, Pheosia (59, 212, 152)

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(Top down and Left to Right)
Rebel - James Dean
Rebel - Spartacus
Rebel - Carl Perkins
Rebel - Henry Morgan
by Eponymous Trenchmouth,
@ Jeepers Creepers Shoes, Tean (229, 96, 25)

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