Nouveau chez / New at: “Stellar Designs”

Perry Proudhon | - Every Day Outfits, - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Aitui”, “Boon”, “Civvies”, “JHZ”, “Style Starts Here”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Night, Semi-Casual | Friday, October 17th, 2008

Two months ago, I showed you some items of the new “Aitui” collection in a summer outfit, telling you how versatile it is, and especially the “Tokyo Intake” jacket and shirt combo. I’m showing today another look with this jacket, more a fall look this time. I chose “Baggy Jeans” from Civvies to go along with it, and the “Stomper Engineer Boots” from “Style Starts Here.”

Each piece of this outfit shows the same level of quality and attention to detail. Textures are very well done, showing a “realistic” look without being simply “photorealistic” in the most boring way. What I mean is, even though the designers could have simply used photosources, they weren’t satisfied with their work without adding a lot of their own creativity and vision to it. The result is a look that isn’t cartoonish at all, but doesn’t give you the impression you just have RL photographs applied to your avatar. In the end, a very cool look, full of SL spirit, with creativity and craftmanship in every component, thanks to Lissa Maertens, Posy Trudeau and Jesseaitui Petion!

I added nice gloves by Armin Wiefel for “Drawmachine,” with prim attachments for a better look, a modern and casual Watch and Bracelet by HugoZion Kondor for “JHZ,” a very cool haircut by Bo Nakamura for “Boon” and “Neo” by Kaoz Koba for “Damiani,” in tan with beard for today.

Enjoy!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Nouvau chez / new at: “SF Design”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Night, Official, Punky, Semi-Casual, Special Event | Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

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Nouveau chez / New at: “Civvies”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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Good Fortune Coat & Hoodie shown with Exile Echo hair in Black Cherry

Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Akeyo,” “Kalrau,” and “Style Starts Here”

Perry Proudhon | - Every Day Outfits, - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual | Friday, September 26th, 2008

Okay, we all know there are lots of jeans to be found in Second Life, and it’s easy to argue that no more are needed, but when there’s something unique about a usually common piece of clothing, I think an exception can be made. These jeans from Kalrau are *ahem* very nicely shaded, with a quilted texture at the knees. They come in a belted and unbelted version, with small, medium and large versions of both a closed and open prim belt. I chose open to show here. It was fairly easy to position to look natural, but maybe a prim left and prim right section of the belt would allow for more variation in avatar size. I love this idea, I have to admit. I think it’s fun and, depending on where you are, could be a real conversation starter!

Quality: 4.5/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 3/5 - Price:2/5 - Value for money: 3/5

With the black jeans, I chose this 1957 Dublin jacket from Style Starts Here. This shop continues to be a real goldmine for inexpensive, multi-layer clothing, with a great selection of men’s stuff. Worn as the shirt layer with the waistband on the underpants layer, I was able to show off the prim belt. Simone always does a nice job with shading and detail, and there’s so much to choose from at SSH. Take a look and round out your wardrobe with good basics to mix and match.

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

Rounding out this outfit is the sharp Sun’s Gate watch from Fim Fischer, the recently featured AKIDAZ shoes from Akeyo, and Muse hair in black from Defectiva.

Enjoy!

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In Memoriam

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Special Event | Friday, September 12th, 2008

Like every year, Lexi Morgan (Stellar Designs) offers a free t-shirt in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. It comes with a free pair of jeans (the free outfit is unisex,) but i’m showing it with the last creation for men by Lexi: Rockstar pants. These leather pants come in three colors (shown below), without belt or with belt in two patterns (shown below.) Each of them comes in both pants and underpants layer with sculptie flare cuffs (not shown.) Pants are moddable and copy-no transfer.

To complete this special outfit, I chose the new hair with cap from “Exile”, “Railway”, in Harlow, boots from Style Starts Here, sober jewelry from “Guillaume pour homme”, and the blonde skin from “Damiani:” Angel.

Thank you for your thoughts for the families and friends of the victims…

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Colors and belts’ options available for “Rockstar pants” [Click on the picture to enlarge]

Left to Right: Gunmetal without belt, Black with Rock belt, Worn Gold with Star belt.

• Tee-Shirts, Pantalon / T-Shirts, Pants:
SD 911 Layered Tee (2008) Unisex (FREE with a pair of jeans, Perms: M&NM/C/NT),
SD Mens Rockstar Pants Gunmetal (225 Lindens/color, 525 Lindens/Pack of 3 colors, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Stellar Designs [Designer & Address]

• Chapeau, Coiffure / Hat, Hair:
Exile Railway harlow (250 Lindens/pack of 6 colors, 1000 Lindens/pack of 30 colors, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Exile [Designer & Address]

• Bracelet, Bague / Bracelet, Ring:
Mhaijik Titanium w Black C Bracelet Mns Sz (250 Lindens w/ free bracelet, Perms: M/NC/T),
Mhaijik Titanium w Black C Ring Mns Sz (250 Lindens w/ free ring, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour homme [Designer & Address]

• Bottes / Boots:
(Style Starts Here) Stomper boots Black (300 Lindens, Perms: NM/NC/T w/ resize script)
@ Style Starts Here [Designer & Address]

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

• Skin:
Angel Normal Face 1 (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer & Address]

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Nouveau Chez / New at: “Civvies” & “Kalrau”

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

This white jacket from Kal Rau is part of his newly released collection of men’s clothing, and — as usual — is superbly textured, a sort of net fabric overlaying a subtly patterned underlayer. Comes on the jacket layer with moddable hood.

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…):2.5/5 - Price:3/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5

The sunglasses, also from Kalrau, are sleek and stylish, and easily scripted for clickable resizing. (I love resizing scripts, sorry!)

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price:2/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5

Posy Trudeau’s Baggy Jeans at Civvies are put together in a pack with different versions of belted jeans — brown, blue, gray, green, orange, pink, and red — 7 colors in two presized versions, plus two presized pair of sculpty cuffs, all moddable, in baggy and shabby baggy versions! I know you can’t see the belt here, but it made no sense to put it under the jacket. ;)

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

Rounding off this outfit, the new and recently featured Stomper Engineer boots from Style Starts Here, Danny hair from Truth (still available as a dollarbie, soon to be discontinued…go grab it!), the recently featured Square Link Black Titanium Link Bracelet from Dahlinks, the air vial pendant and a black rubber thumb ring from Mhaijik Guillaume.

Enjoy!

Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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