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#1 In The Hood G

Happy Sunday! And yes, I realized I missed a Sunday in there without a post. My apologies, but I had a lot going on last weekend. I’ve had so much backed up and purchased that I felt the need to throw three looks into this one. Please excuse the fact that they’re all blue, but realize that two of the three do come in a multitude of colors. Let’s hit it.

The Hood Collage

Okay, so maybe it’s 100% obvious that I didn’t shoot these in any place that would be considered the hood. I went seaside with these because two of my looks have dock shoes and those would probably look a bit awkward in a “hood” setting. All three of these hoodies are on the new-ish side and they all have different personalities that I felt when I put each of them on. Thus, let’s get into those personalities now.
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The Fall Line

What up what up everybody!? I seriously should have called THIS one Lazy Blogger. I mean honestly? A month? Granted my RL has been crazy busy, so excuse me ladies and gents. Anyway, I’ve had some things building up into my inventory so it’s time let it all out. Okay, not ALL of it because I’d have way too many pictures but the highlights is good enough right? Let’s hop into it:

Lights Collage

First up here we’ve got a side-by-side of a few things that came out of the latest LeLutka collection. The left features a couple of things that I wanted to talk about. Although it’s actually underneath the huge scarf, there’s this fantastic new, sheer shirt with a lace-front neckline that looks very basic but is very well put together called Portivo. You’ll see in my future posts when I get into the Spring/Summer 2010 shows that a lot of designers got into the sheer fabrics. Essentially this trend is a bit early for the season (for the northern hemisphere), but that’s why threw the big ol’ scarf from The Dogs onto it to keep it warm. The second look up there is also another LeLutka pick. I really dig the light blue going on with this jacket and the tie around the waist really made me want to snag this coat because I don’t really have anything else like it. Draping over the top again is a much smaller, but very nice blue scarf from the new LeLutka collection as well. I don’t know if you know this, but…I’m kind of a big fan of denim. The jeans in this first pic are awesome from Arai. They’ve got a great color to them with a little sandblasting down the front and they’re just an amazing pair of easy-breezy everyday jeans. The other shot features a pair of jeans that are actually way cheap; I mean L$50 cheap from PixelDolls. What I really like about them is that they’re an older pair of jeans that still holds their own fashionably with rolled cuffs that a lot of designers were dropping on the runways.

Darks Collage

The look at the dark side of fall here features a couple of different designers out there. Starting on the left we’ve got this fantastically put-together coat from Argrace with a nice v-neck brown sweater underneath from IZUMIYA and a great pair of jeans from COCO. We first got to see some real menswear from COCO in the form of a pair of shoes that showed up during one of the CSR stamps events. In a somewhat recent trip with a friend to COCO for the shirts that wrap around your waist, I noticed that there was a growing selection of menswear to be had at COCO. I bought more than I probably should have, per always, but from what I’ve worn I have not been disappointed in the slightest. One of the interesting things about these jeans that I thought was very well done is how the seam sort of crosses over the front of the leg on the sculpted bottoms and the texture on the jeans follows suit perfectly. The look on the right shows a very nice homage to the Where The Wild Things Are movie. Now I know you’re saying, “IT’S NOT EXACT TO THE MOVIE!” Personally, I love the twist on it and how it’s more of the Wild Things than it is of Max’s official costume. I also love how it gives you that feel of fur without the 400 prims that go into say a boa.

A final thing of note throughout all of these looks is the hair I’m wearing in 3 of the 4 of them. The over-the-eyes sort of wispy hair comes from CheerNo Destiny. To be honest, I felt like originally that a lot of his hairstyles were just way too editorial for me to even try to pull off. I don’t have that sort of bleeding edge fashion sense and that’s not really my style, but when I came across three new hairstyles from CheerNo I knew I had to pick them up after trying on the demos. The blacks set that I always get are pretty good, but to be honest the brown textures for his hair are pretty awesome.

That pretty much wraps up what I’ve got for this one. I have a few things from SL still to blog and then I plan on hitting up all of the Spring/Summer 2010 images and bringing you some of my favorite looks. Adios muchachos y te veo pronto.

The Rundown
Lights in Paris
Left
Shirt :: LeLutka – Portivo in Antique White L$300
Jeans :: Arai – Jeans in Sumi L$150
Shoes :: Urban Bomb Unit (UBU) – PornStar Lo-Tops L$595
Scarf :: The Dogs – Shoreditch scarf in Navy L$300
Glasses :: primOptic – Blues L$299
Hair :: Shag – Laid in Onyx L$250 for 5
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)
Right
Jacket + Scarf :: LeLutka – Bogota Jacket in Light Slate Grey L$385 + Diego scarf in Blue L$180
Tee :: Fusemelon – Smartie Tee in Blue L$65
Jeans :: PixelDolls – Jeans in Light L$50
Shoes :: Indi Designs – O’Neal Sneakers in Blue L$350
Hair :: CheerNo – Henry 4 for L$350
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Darks in Straylight
Left
Coat :: Argrace – Traveler Coat in Dark Olive L$400
Sweater :: IZUMIYA – Winter Sweater 2 for L$45
Jeans :: COCO Designs – Loose Flare Jeans in Blue L$200
Boots :: BUKKA – Old Short Boots in Brown L$290
Belt :: NEOX – Vladimir Belt in Shade Brown L$130
Hair :: CheerNo – Henry 4 for L$350
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)
Right
Hoodie + Scarf :: Tyranny Designs – Just Hope Hoodie L$300
Jeans :: League – Garage Jeans in Warm Blue L$245
Boots :: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia boots in Used Brown L$520
Hair :: CheerNo – Henry 4 for L$350
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

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Lazy Blogger

Why hello! Hey, what’s this blog thing about? I’m still a serial shopper in SL, I just haven’t had much time to stop and write about some of the stuff that I’ve picked up. While typing this out, I bought 3 hairs from CheerNo. Thankfully, my kickball tournament I was supposed to play in yesterday got pushed to next weekend and the Green Bay Packers have a bye week and don’t play today. 😉 Alright alright, enough about the craziness of my RL, let’s hit you with the first one:

Lazy Blogger #1

The first thing I need to talk about is the reopening of Lookr. Adam Soler and Fayne Khandr have taken a bold direction with their new business. The first and most obvious is that they’re focusing solely on creating t-shirts. No more suits, pants, jeans, button-up shirts, etc. Also if you go to their website, you can shop for you or your avatar. The “Shop For You” button actually takes you to a webpage where you can buy the Lookr designs on actual t-shirts. The other main bold direction they explained in a notecard sent out to bloggers. Here’s some direct text from the notecard where they explain:

Another change we’re making is that from our reopening, we will be donating 15% of all our sales to charity. We’re supporting the A21 Campaign – you can find out more information here: http://www.thea21campaign.org/ (please note, the site contains information on human trafficking that you may find disturbing).

It’s truly a noble cause and definitely something that will make you realize that even though you’re buying a very nice t-shirt, you’re also indirectly donating to a truly noble cause.

Lazy Blogger #2

Next up we’ve got a look that I just sort of tossed together. What sort of sparked this look sort of came from two different subscribe-o-matic (s-o-m) groups. #1 Naith Smit put out a notice to his s-o-m group about his Team Kanye shirts. I noticed that in the ad he put together for the shirts that he had some excellent jeans on. Low and behold just to my left in his store, there were the jeans, so I picked ’em up in a couple of colors and I’m showing the black ones here. #2 zippir Kayo who used to run the :::LINE::: store announced to her s-o-m group that she was joining forces with the King For Men store. Her notice reminded me that I haven’t actually been to King For Men in a long time, so I stopped in to see what he had going on and what new products he had added since my last visit. The sweater here is called Spur and I really liked the checked pattern that he put to it. Also, I thought it was cool how the checked pattern fades towards the bottom of the garment.

Lazy Blogger #3

Last, but certainly not least here I tossed together a couple of outfits with a couple of great cardigans that I picked up along the way. The first, which I picked up in a few colors, is the relax knit sweater from Argrace. I really like how the name of relax knit sweater really describes the sweater to a T. The sweater gives you that lazy weekend J. Crew feel to it. The fact that it’s loosely buttoned and the sleeves are pushed, rather than strategically rolled up, adds to that description. Draping over the top of it is this fantastic scarf from The Dogs. I actually already owned the black and white version of this scarf, when I saw a red one on a KMadd shape ad for their Kanye shape. Again back to Kanye, he’s permeating the SL world with his shenanigans. Now that I think about it, the scarf would work pretty well with those Naith Smit jeans from the Kanye ad he had as well. The other cardigan I have on here to the right is another relaxed one from Laqroki. In the same sort of situation as the King For Men one, I just hadn’t checked out Laqroki’s clothing in a long time and I thought I’d stop by to check if they had anything new out or maybe just something that I saw before but it never piqued my interest. This cardigan falls in the “something that I saw before” category. Something about it caught my eye this time and I had to pick it up. I think it mainly caught my eye because of a Missoni sweater that I talked about from the F/W09 shows. The pattern is a LOT less busy, but it still has that same sort of feel and the shawl collars are very similar.

That’s everything I took pictures of so far. I may be able to sneak away some time and get a post up next weekend, but the week is packed ladies and gents. No promises. Enjoy your week everybody and stay fashionable.

The Rundown
Lookr Looks
Tees :: Lookr – Mane in Dark Brown, Cosy in Black, and Suit in Black L$100 each
Jeans :: WMD – Sugoi Ronin Vintage Jeans L$199
Boots :: King For Men – Cool Style boots in Brown Yeni (IM into owner on availability of boots)
Shades :: Armidi Gisaci – Lifestyle Aviators in Silver L$325
Necklace :: Aitui – Momolu’s Existence L$100
Watch :: Hoorenbeek – Magnum Watch in Brown Black/Silver L$480
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – Ash in Meteoric Swarm L$210
Tattoo #1 (left) :: iNFLiCT – Proud Like A God L$549
Tattoo #2 (right) :: Garden of Ku – KOiKOi 2.0 L$250
Eyes :: *Fusemelon* – Intense Eyes in Morning Dream L$125
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

King Kanye
Shirt + Sweater :: King For Men – Spur in Black L$295
Jeans :: Naith Smit Designs – Mens NSD Jeans in Black L$200
Shoes :: Kalnins – Martenos in Black L$400
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – Stewart in Meteoric Swarm L$210
Tattoo :: Garden of Ku – KOiKOi 2.0 L$250
Eyes :: *Fusemelon* – Intense Eyes in Morning Dream L$125
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Gray Day
Left
Sweater :: Argrace – Relax Knit Cardigan in Light Grey L$300
Jeans :: Armidi – Classic Elephant Jeans in Dirty Light L$145
Shoes :: Hoorenbeek – Cargo in White/Red L$520
Scarf :: The Dogs – Shoreditch Scarf in Red/White L$300
Glasses :: Solar Eyewear – Nash (no longer available, but the Rastaban ones in-store are very close)
Hair :: TekuTeku – EkoEko Sweet in Black L$150
Eyes :: *Fusemelon* – Intense Eyes in Morning Dream L$125
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Right
Sweater :: Laqroki – Knit Cardigan in Grey L$225
Jeans :: Valiant – Snuggly Rip Blue Denim Jeans L$
Shoes :: [JP].dsg. – Chelsea’s L$395 for 3 colors
Necklace :: Redgrave – Silver Shoot Necklace L$120
Hair :: MADesigns – Brad in Natural Blacks L$300 for 3 colors
Eyes :: *Fusemelon* – Intense Eyes in Morning Dream L$125
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

The Soundtrack
Lookr Looks
Oasis – Take Me Away
Pearl Jam – Soldier of Love
Jamiroquai – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

King Kanye
Outkast – Good Day, Good Sir
Kanye West – School Spirit
N.E.R.D. – Things Are Getting Better

Gray Day
The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
New Order – Ceremony
Page France – So Sweetly Around Me

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Olio

37 Across – Hodgepodge – 4 letters :: Answer = Olio. Are there any crossword people in the house? Well it leads into my post that I’ve got for today. I have a LOT of things that have just been sitting in my inventory that I always intended to blog, but just never got around to because RL has been pumping on all cylinders, especially with summer on the horizon and the brutal winter we had here in the Midwest. Thus, when I’ve been getting the chance, I’ve been popping off some quick shots of stuff that I’d like to blog. Now to remember what exactly I’m wearing…

Olio

Alright we’ll work the top row first here and left to right. In the upper right we have a look that’s mainly IZUMIYA fashion set number 8. I know, again more black and white from me with IZUMIYA, but I like it. I like the use of the prim top to the skirt layer. I don’t think I’ve seen that anywhere else and especially for a male av it works because we’re a wider bunch than our female counterparts. The skirt layer will keep to your form so your legs aren’t always poking through it with your AO and the prim part covers up the need to futz with the poof of the skirt that always seems to mess with my lower back. Granted you get all of this innovation for the low price of L$25…seriously. Another piece I need to talk about here are the shoes. The Sk8Sneaks from ZHAO are pretty awesome. This is actually a creation of Lissa Maertens of Cattiva e Cattivo. I was talking to her the other day and she had told me that she was starting to create shoes under the Zhao brand. Personally, I think this is a great addition to the Zhao brand because Zhao has mainly wrapped their brand around the female shoe. Bringing in somebody like Lissa that has successfully created some great male shoes really helps them. I’d love to see it make Zhao a staple in the male shoe arena or at the very least shake some things up. The style I chose for this look is the white zebra ones, but there are a lot of different colors and styles to choose from.

The next two down the line to the right we have a couple of main pieces that I’d like to talk about from Laqroki. Both pieces surround the color blue (go figure) and the first is the Eagle jacket in blue. I can’t really pinpoint what exactly makes me love this jacket so much. I think it’s probably the great hue of blue that they used in it and the subtle striping that looks like shading until you get in close. You know, I notice that Laqroki really uses a lot of gray scale tones in their clothing, but they really need to throw some color in there. Usually when they throw in color they get it right and I seem to always end up feeling like I want another color but it’s not there. The other thing I wanted to speak on in this look is the hair. UncleWeb Studios has been open for…maybe two weeks and Din has already released another new hair. The latest to be released is this Jin02.03 hair. I really like a lot of the new hairs from UncleWeb and the new textures are fantastic as well. Although I will admit that there is one thing that I don’t like. The mesh black hair textures are a little inconsistent. In some of the hairs they’re really noticeable and in others they’re much more subtle. I prefer the subtle, but it does make for somewhat of a guessing game as to what you’re going to get. Anyway, I like this hair here and this is the 03 style in black. It has some structure to it and then some playfulness to it as well. Jin 02.03 gets a thumbs-up from me.

The other Laqroki one that I threw in here in the upper right is the white blazer. This version of the blazer comes with a light blue undershirt and it just felt so nice a light for spring that I had to get it. I picked up a nice little 3-pack of the blazers without the shirts underneath as well because I like to mix & match shirts underneath.

Moving to the bottom row we have a store that I picked up on from a Japanese blog that’s in my blogroll over there >>>>>>>> It’s a blog by Cary Kiarx and the store is called NWYD. I picked up three of these shirts, but the one I really wanted to blog was this red one. I mean if you look at the images placed up there by Cary, you see all of the sweaters over shirts hanging up on the wall and this red one practically jumps off of the wall and says, “BUY ME! BUY ME!” I listened to its Sirens call, bought it, and couldn’t have been happier with my purchase. When you buy this shirt you get regular sculpted cuffs without the button-up shirt cuff showing up underneath and then a version of the cuff with the button-up shirt cuff showing. I really like how they worked out the cuff showing through the prims.

Next up we’ve got something that’s pretty cool. Although the tie and shirt are sold separately they still mesh together really well. Essentially the tie is sort of an add-on to the shirt. You can get this shirt with the regular collar and then for an added L$80 you can purchase the collar + tie combo. What’s really nice about it is that you can wear the tie with any of the plethora of colors that Schadenfreude provides this Oxford shirt in. The ties come with a HUD with which you can change the color of the collar to any of the collar to any of the colors of the shirt. Thus, no matter what color of shirt you want to buy, you can customize your tie to fit it. Again on this look, I tossed the Sk8Sneaks from Zhao in blue zebra onto here. As I mentioned before, I like the subtle mesh black from UncleWeb Studios and this free style up on the counter in the store called Reed in mesh black is perfection. Also in this look we have taped Buddy glasses from Artilleri. Artilleri has been coming out strong with some new releases for men. They’ve been covered so much that I’ve held myself back from overloading you with them, but I do really like these Buddy glasses. They’re very geek chic and come in a plain version along with this extra geek taped version.

The last look I have for you is actually the oldest one that I’ve had sitting in my inventory. It is the Argrace With You sweater + scarf. I love the softness of the texture on the scarves and richness of the color in them. I had to do a bit of futzing with the size of the scarf to fit around the prim neck piece (they don’t come connected together), but it was well worth it for a sweater of this quality. The prim neck and sweater come on where they’re connected to different points of the body. This allows for ease of leaving the scarf on or taking the scarf off. The main thing I like about this again comes down to the color. I like the deep olive color on this sweater and the half-rolled sleeves. It feels very everyday and almost mountain man. I really dig that about this.

That wraps up my olio o’ looks here. Please note the new page to my blog called the Creators Glossary. It covers all of the stores that I use in my blog. I’ll continue to provide slurls in my posts, but that’s more of a log of the history of places that I’ve covered in blog and what I covered or like best about the stores. The only letters not covered in there are Q and X. If you know of any menswear stores that begin with Q or X…let me know and I’ll check ’em out. 🙂 Here’s the laundry list of items with extra starch:

The Rundown
Top Left
Outfit :: IZUMIYA – Fashion Set No. M08 L$25
Shoes :: Zhao – Sk8Sneaks in Zebra L$400
Bracelets :: Action Surf & Sk8te – Unisex Studded Buckle Bracelet in Black L$200
Glasses :: Artilleri – Buddy Glasses L$130
Hair :: MADesigns – James in NB I L$300 for 3-pack
Tattoos :: iNFLiCT – Proud Like A God L$549
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Top Center
Jacket :: Laqroki – Eagle Jacket in Blue L$225
Jeans :: Valiant – Ripped Cream Dark Blue Jeans L$250
Shoes :: Hoorenbeek – Nylon Trainers in Blue/White L$520
Glasses :: Artilleri – Buddy Glasses L$130
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – Jin 02.03 L$190
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Top Right
Jacket :: Laqroki – White Blazer with Light Blue Shirt L$300
Jeans :: Casa del Shai – Pedro Jeans L$300
Shoes :: Hoorenbeek – Docker Shoes in White L$520
Shades :: Rughster – Aviator (not currently available, but msg sent to creator)
Hair :: MADesigns – Brad in NB I L$300 for 3-pack
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Bottom Left
Sweater + Shirt :: NWYD – Flower & Knit Shirt in Red L$100
Jeans :: Fishy Strawberry – Distressed Denim in Classic L$145
Shoes :: SOREAL – Superstars in SSP014 L$399
Glasses :: Solar Eyewear – Nash L$245 (or @ Fab Fash Studios for L$0)
Hair :: Gritty Kitty – Hoke Troika in Black L$130
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Bottom Center
Shirt + Tie :: Shadenfreude – Oxford shirt in Azure L$160 Bird of Happiness Necktie Pair L$80
Pants :: Pixel Dolls Belted Pants . Stripe in Grey L$50
Shoes :: Shoes :: Zhao – Sk8Sneaks in Blue Zebra L$400
Glasses :: Artilleri – Buddy Glasses L$130
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – Reed in Mesh Black L$0
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Bottom Right
Sweater + Scarf :: Argrace – With You in Olive L$300
Jeans :: Calypso Giano – Stonewash Jeans – Classic in M8
Boots :: Maitreya – Desert Boots in Green L$400
Shades :: Armidi Gisaci – Lifestyle Aviators – Silver L$325
Hair :: Armidi – The Law in True Black L$295 (5-pack)
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

The Soundtrack
Random songs from every Pandora station I have
The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes
John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
Al Green – Tired of Being Alone
The Ting Tings – Great DJ
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
Death Cab For Cutie – The Sound of Settling
Sevendust – Shine
Air – All I Need

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