Nouveau chez / New at: “Devol” & “Sweetest Goodbye”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, MV-SL-Fashion | Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

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Showing Sweetest Goodbye: One Way - Yellow
Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue du jour / Outfit of the day: “Boon”, “Elite Prim Watch”, “Kalnins”, “Exile”, “Sweetest Goodbye”…

[Update] From now on and for 30 days, Gospel Voom offers a 50% rebate on the watch featured on this post! Contact him in world to get your refund on the “Windrider”!

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Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Tenue de Rentrée / Back to School Outfit: “Artilleri,” “Find Ash,” “Hoorenbeek,” “Philotic Energy”…

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Automne-Hiver/Fall-Winter, Casual, Dressy, Semi-Casual | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Hoorenbeek” always sells classic casuals and semi-casuals that don’t seem to stand out from the others, but are definitely worth a second look to appreciate their assets. These new “Jacket with hoodie” packs are very generous. Each of them offers on the jacket layer no less than 6 versions of the jacket hoodie combo: two colors of hoodie, brown and grey (shown), for each: with closed hoodie, with open hoodie and integrated undershirt, with open hoodie with alpha, aka showing what you want to wear, even simply your skin, on an underneath layer.

Two shirt layers are provided: a tee-shirt with long sleeves, tintable and pre-set to give volume to the jacket’s sleeves above, and a simple sleeve filler named “broad sleeve,” allowing you to show your skin with the open hoodies without having your sleeves look horribly tight on your arms. (I don’t understand how people can wear jackets with tight sleeves, although they seem very attracted by photorealistic clothing on the other hand - That sort of schizophrenia between the seeking of excessive photorealism opposed to that sort of terribly unrealistic AND ugly tight sleeves makes me cringe, but I will try to survive!) I’m very grateful to hoorenbeek for paying attention to this detail! You will get two sculpty hoods completing the hoodie, plus a pair of white earphones hanging from your pocket as a prim attachment, for a cool discreet finish. You will see after the jump a few ways of wearing the grey hoodie with green velvet jacket. It’s nice when the content creators let the final user express their own creativity (sl is all about creativity, right?) by offering so many customization possibilities in a single pack. I just miss a layer with the jacket alone, and the hoodie alone. But hey, “Hoorenbeek” sells them separately ;-)
Note that you can have the same jackets with shirts or turtlenecks in another series.

“Jacket with hoodie” comes in six color packs (shown below). Each of them is sold for 520 Lindens. The real bargain comes with the fat pack: for less than the price of three colors, you will get all six.

Everything is, obviously, moddable and, to your choice, copy-no transfer or no-copy-transfer. I wish more designers offered this choice!

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

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Wearing “[ hoorenbeek ] Green Velvet Jacket - Grey Hoody - Open w/Alpha + Shirt - Tintable.

Also showing: the laid back and still elegant “Murphys” in black by Shiny Things (Fallingwater Cellardoor hasn’t released any men’s shoes for ages!!!!), a nice sleek bag by Aemilia Case for “Philotic Energy,” and a really nice hair, “High Wind,” from Reopa Laval for “Find Ash,” in a superb brown tone named “Charcoal Grey.” Enjoy!

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Left to Right & Top Down: [ hoorenbeek ] Jacket w/ Hoody in: Green Velvet Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed,
Black Blazer - Grey Hoody - Closed, Brown Suede Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed,
Black Leather Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed, Brown Tweed Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed,
and Beige Corduroy Jacket - Grey Hoody - Closed.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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