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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. πŸ˜‰ 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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The Hangover

Alright, I got the RL fashion out of the way. To be honest, I love RL fashion shows and the trends because it’s a lot like the scene in The Devil Wears Prada, where Meryl Streep goes through the steps of how one fashion decision from the shows rolls down through the entire line of the retail industry. I take that concept to the world(s) I live in and my lifestyle. I look at the shows to see what elements I can use toward myself both RL and SL (a navy shawl-collar blazer where the breast is prim would be amazing). It also helps keep you in tune with new things coming through, like how a multitude of retailers have plaid shirts where the pattern switches diagonally on the front pockets. But okay, this is supposed to break me out of the hangover with all of those previous RL fashion posts and move me to my SL fashion posts. So as the Black Eyed Peas once said, “Let’s get it started in here!”

Khaki Collage

We’ll start you off here with the khaki collection. While I was getting drunk on RL fashion, there were a lot of really cool items being put out by SL fashion designers. The first here on the left are the chino’s from Zaara in khaki. I bought these in a couple of color and I really like the way that the hand-created texture was crafted. The other main speaking point on this look is the tie with diagonal plaid pattern. I really like this tie that comes with the shirt from Emery. On the right here we’ve got a look I put together using a sweater that I saw, laughed at its reminiscence to Duck Hunt, and totally had to buy. It’s the Cowichan sweater from NoaR and it’s absolutely awesome. A lot of the time with a thicker av like I have it’s hard to wear these sweaters/shirts with the prim bottom to them, but the way the sculpted bottom is created it actually fits my av pretty well. Also in this look I used these Whippet & Buck Harris Tartan shorts. They come in a variety of colors (8 if memory serves me correctly) and they’re all very well crafted. I especially like how the sculpted ends of the shorts are creased.

Blues Collage

Next up we’ll be playin’ the blues. This first look is the latest (last I knew) release from Jamie Holmer of Indi Designs. I don’t know how many of you did the Make Him Over Hunt, but personally I thought that hands-down Jamie put out the best item in that entire hunt. If there were a voting booth for which freebie was the best from that entire hunt, I do not doubt that she would’ve won. I did a couple of things to this blue version of her Aaron outfit that altered it a bit from what she initially intended. The easiest thing I did was I put on the shirt cuffs for the white shirt with the blue shirt. I like that sort of contrast at the end of the shirt, so adding the cuffs from the white shirt was a pretty easy alteration. The other thing I did is a little more complicated. The tie in this outfit is actually more of a wide tie. Personally, I haven’t found any excellent skinny ties in SL and it happens that the permissions on this tie allow you to mod it. Obviously, I strongly advise that you make a copy before you start to play with prims and the “Stretch Both Sides” feature in SL is great for resizing things. So I took this tie in a bit as well as made the knot a smaller in conjunction with the tie and made the wide tie into a skinny tie and I like the way it came out. Coming back again in the second blues look is pretty much a full set from Whippet & Buck. The crispness of the colors in all of their clothing almost reminds of something like the RL brand Ralph Lauren. They’re so striking and clean that they really pierce through in crowd. Again I used the Harris Tartan shorts and this time I used the Gavin Bold Strip Jumper in the marina set of colors. Putting the final touches on this look again comes from NoaR with their Whiteshirt + Vest combo. I didn’t need the vest, but it’s a great shirt to have when you feel like the fully open v-neck is showing just a bit too much.

Greys Collage

Finishing off this post here we’ve got a couple of outfits from SF Designs. ((random story of olden SL)) So way back in the day when I was first starting out in SL, I had a friend tp me into this all male clothing mall. These were pioneers that put together this male mall and it was the first of its kind. I was poking around and saw an Arsenal (English Premier League Football team) jersey up on the wall that I wanted to buy. When I right-clicked to buy it, for some reason it wasn’t letting me. I noticed that when I hovered my mouse over it, that there was no price on the box. I sent swafette Firefly an IM telling her that her box at the store wasn’t set to sale and that I’d like to buy the Arsenal jersey from her. She responded to me a few hours later and gave me the shirt for free. It was my first supreme customer service experience in SL and I will never forget it. ((/random story of olden SL)) To the clothing! On the left we have the Performance suit. The amount of options is pretty crazy on this look. You can wear it with the collar and tie open, everything closed up and tied up, and everywhere in between. Plus, it comes with different sizes on just about every prim part so you’re bound to find one that’s spot on or requires only minor prim adjustments. Last, but certainly not least is something that I saw and I knew I had to have. It’s the only prim, shawl-collar sweater that I know of in all of SL. I was a little skeptical about buying the whole outfit just because I wanted the shawl-collar sweater so badly, but my urges overtook me…and I’m kind of glad they did. The sculpt on the collar is very well made and easily adjustable. Other pieces of note in this look are the GT shades and the Nightstalker watch. I love how the shades are pretty much connected aviators. I’ve mentioned before about my affection for aviators. My purchase of these is just another one of the effects of my affection. I’m also an avid fan of wide-band watches and I really like the clean lines on this watch. Oh! I almost forgot the hair! The hairstyle is called Slide from MADesigns and all colors of it are 100% free! I was very thankful for that considering I did break the bank putting all of this together. It’s time to pay a visit to the Linden fairy. πŸ™‚

So there’s the SL fashion that you’ve been missing and I’ve been missing too. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?…or something? The RL fashion hangover is almost complete. Check the rundown below for the details and I’ll have the soundtrack together shortly.

The Rundown
Khaki Left
Shirt + Tie :: Emery – The Ataris & Tie L$130
Pants :: Zaara – Chinos in Khaki L$165
Sandals :: LeLutka – Carson sandals in Gainsboro L$300
Hat + Hair :: Sixty-Nine – Sculpture L$200
Glasses :: Solar Eyewear – Nash L$0
Watch :: BroGear [Black Label] – ROGUE Leather Watch in Brown L$190
Bracelet :: Mhaijik Things – Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet (comes with ring too for L$200)
Tattoos :: Otaku Designs – Azteca Upper Body L$100

Khaki Right
Sweater :: NoaR – Cowichan sweater L$111
Shorts :: Whippet & Buck – Harris Tartan Shorts in Fallow L$160
Shoes :: Urban Bomb Unit (UBU) – Drunks L$595
Glasses :: Artilleri – Buddy Glasses L$130

Blue Left
Shirt, Tie, + Pants :: Indi Designs – Aaron in Blue L$500
Shoes :: Redgrave – Cowboy Loafers in White L$450
Hair :: MADesigns – Eric in NB I L$300 for 3
Tattoos :: HUZ Tats – Tribal Simplicity L$375

Blue Right
Sweater :: Whippet & Buck – Gavin Bold Stripe Jumper in Marina L$130
Shirt + Tie :: NoaR – Whiteshirt + Vest L$88
Shorts :: Whippet & Buck – Harris Tartan Shorts in Ivory L$160
Sandals :: LeLutka – Carson sandals in White L$300
Hair :: Sixty-Nine – Live Jazz L$200

Grey Left
Suit :: SF Designs – Performance Suit in Grey L$450
Shoes :: Kalnins Classica L$400
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator L$450
Hair :: Truth – Robert in Black L$225 for 5

Grey Right
Sweater + Pants :: SF Designs – Autumn Tweed in Grey L$360
Shoes :: Armidi – Alto Belmiro shoes in Dark Gray L$450
Shades + Watch :: SteinWerk – GT L$450 + Nightstalker L$299
Hair :: MADesigns – Slide L$0

The Soundtrack
Khaki Left :: Death Cab For Cutie – Summer Skin
Khaki Right :: Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
Blue Left :: Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings – Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Blue Right :: Zero 7 – I Have Seen
Grey Left :: Squirrel Nut Zippers – Bad Businessman
Grey Right :: Orbital – The Box

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Fashion Is Danger

You think you know fashion, but fashion’s a stranger. You think fashion’s your friend, my friend fashion is danger. Moscow, Berlin, Paris, London, Tokyo, Wellington, Rome, Geneva, New York City.

I couldn’t have started this out any better. I saw Flight of the Conchords last weekend and they were pretty amazing. I mean they even brought out the robot suits! Alright I’m going to hit you with the three shots and then I’ll hit you with my words on each.

Springy #1
Springy #1
Springy #2
Springy #2
Springy #3
Springy #3

Spring is in the air and FINALLY here for some us in the northern hemisphere. The bright colors can finally creep back out and I’ve been seeing them all over the place with the nice weather we’ve been having around these parts. I’m actually going to touch on something that I missed in all of my previous S/S09 male fashion posts. Besides all of the blue that flew at us in all of the shows, there was also a secondary dominant color in the shows that I overlooked and that was Coral/Melon. Above I’m displaying some of my looks that incorporate that sort of color.

Springy #1
This is actually an outfit I put together when I was going to double team a couture fashion article on Runway Mag with my boy Catero, but before we had the chance Runway blew up like the Lindenberg. To be completely honest, I don’t know an official name for this suit. This is actually a preview version of a Z Zegna influenced suit by Hoorenbeek that will be coming out in the near future. The shading is a little heavy, but overall this is a really great and fashionable suit. I actually went down to Fabulous Fashion taping in the Springy #2 outfit yesterday because Hoorenbeek was being featured on the show. The show for Hoorenbeek will be up very soon and I’ll update right -> here <- when the show is up if you’d like to check it out. The shirt underneath is actually one of the Cambridge shirts from Armidi’s Gisaci, but I threw my own flavor onto it. I had to do a bit of prim work to put this together, but I think it really ended up being very well worth it. To create the look of this shirt it required removing the long cylinderesque sculptie from each of the pieces that go on the upper arm. Then I took the small ends, attaching them to the forearms, and rotating + positioning them to look right. Note that this shirt is actually the Aufren White shirt with a coral-colored tint to it. The official tint I used to get this color is:

Red: 255
Green: 157
Blue: 122
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Hue: 16
Sat: 100
Lum: 74

Finishing off this look are probably my current favorite pair of shoes in all of SL, the Classica’s from Kalnin’s. Please note that if you have not put on your Kalnin’s shoes in a while that you should put them on to get your automatic update to them. I don’t think they came with a notecard detailing what exactly was upgraded on the shoes, but after putting on both the Classica’s and the Gallop’s I was automatically sent newer versions of them.

Springy #2
My second look here comes from a lot of different places. The first and most vibrant thing that pops out at you is the jacket and vest. These come from the Shiki Gingham Check suit in Mandarin. Not exactly Coral/Melon, but very very close. Personally, I felt like the entire suit was a little busy and overbearing with the texture. Although, when you break it up like this I think it comes off looking a LOT better. The next thing that I should draw your attention is the hat from Apollon. Connecting this look to the first, I initially heard about these while Catero (srsly would you get out of my head Cat? kthx) was researching some Japanese fashion designers and he told me that I’d look good in one of the hats. When it happened I kind of laughed because I didn’t think they were really my style, but then when I got there and saw that the hats were only L$140 for two I figured I could buy a couple and see if I liked them. Well, obviously, I really did like them and found a couple of looks for this one to go with. Staying in Asia, I slid in the Isis shirt under the jacket layer from Zaara Kohime. Zaara has been dabbling in the male realm and I really like these Isis shirts. They come on a lot of different layers with the ability to tuck in and there’s a semi-sheer version of the shirt on the jacket layer.

Springy #3
My final look is the latest and greatest from those crazy ladies at Paper Couture. I haven’t had a chance to talk to her much since the early conceptual stages of what Paper Couture’s S/S09 collection was going to look like, but I was given the early hint from Ava Lu that it was going to be an Indian (Bombay not Native American) style to it. Of the three looks that they put out for men, I felt like this one really hit the spot. (other bloggers did as well as other blogs have been popping up with this look) This one also features some of the coral coloration on the breast and collar of the jacket. Note that all three looks for men pretty much come with a shirt and pant layer (two of them come with collars for shirts), so if you’re looking to mix and match fuhgettabotit. Finishing up this look I thought that the LeLutka Carson sandals would work very nicely. I got a taste of these from the freebies that LeLutka tossed out to their groupies, and knew they had the colors to fit this look. Again, I had to do a little prim work on these because I’m sorry, but the only reason that men have size 0 feet are to crunch them into shoes. When you open up the shoe, the feet look tiny and awkward. Thus, I moved my feet up to 25, as that’s what proportionally looks best with my shape, and had to do a little prim work to resize them for my feet and tighten up the straps. Thank you to LeLutka for making them only no transfer and allowing me customize them to my needs.

Alright, I’m going to hit you with the Rundown and Soundtrack and get myself out of here. If you have any male Coral/Melon leads please let me know in the comments. I’ve been searching high and low, so keep me in the loop. Enjoy your first and second lives to the fullest everybody.

The Rundown
Springy #1
Suit :: Hoorenbeek Suit – Tweed Suit L$960
Shirt :: Gisaci – Cambridge Shirt in Aufren White (tinted) L$250
Shoes :: Kalnins Classica L$400
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator Sunglasses L$450
Hair :: MADesigns – Eric in Ash Browns L$300 for 3
Tattoo :: Negko – Humaga L$149
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel in Tan Face #11 L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Springy #2
Jacket + Vest :: Shiki Designs – Gingham Suit in Mandarin L$480
Shirt :: Zaara – Isis Shirt in White L$150 (3-pack for L$400)
Pants :: Sartoria Italiana – Riva Dress Slacks in Light Linen L$100
Shoes :: Kalnins Classica L$400
Hat :: Apollon – Homberg Hat in White 2-pack for L$140
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator Sunglasses L$450
Tattoo :: Negko – Humaga L$149
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel in Sunkissed Face #11 L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

Springy #3
Shirt, Jacket, + Pants :: Paper Couture – Fine and Dandy L$250
Sandals :: LeLutka – Carson sandals in White L$300
Hat :: Apollon – Homberg Hat in White 2-pack for L$140
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator Sunglasses L$450
Tattoo :: Negko – Humaga L$149
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel in Sunkissed Face #11 L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

The Soundtrack
Fashion Tracks
Flight of the Conchords – Fashion is Danger
The Kinks – Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Kelly – Borrow That Top
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Spring Tracks
Raphael Saadiq – Never Give You Up
Ray LaMontagne – Hey Me, Hey Mama
Yerba Buena – El Burrito
Thievery Corporation – Sol Tapado

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A Touch of Grey

I know I know I know…it’s been a while. I count the Style Guy article as one though. Alright so here’s what I have working on this one. Okay, so why I’m here. I recently came across some new hat + hairs from Gritty Kitty called Barista and Comrad. Comrad is a military hat that has 16 different textures in it with shaggy hair that falls over the eyes, but what I’m actually tossing your direction in this is the Barista. The Barista is a fedora hat with long hair that’s tied up in back. It’s perfect to keep it sanitary behind the counter or, in this case, cooler on the neck for the night on the town. Although when you’re out and about there’s bound to be someone smoking but, it’s time to kick the habit for Christmas. Thus, it’s the candy cane for me, but just in case you have to have the emergency pack if the itch gets overbearing… Finishing out this outfit we’ve got a Hoorenbeek suede jacket in dark grey (the cigarettes come with the jacket), an excellent pair of slacks that I stumbled over a while ago from idiots!, and the classic, just like their name, Kalnin’s Classica in grey with an added shine to them. Without further ado…I’ll give you the artsy background version (and green light) and then the version where you can see the true colors.

Artsy
Touch of Grey Collage

True Color
Touch of Grey True Color Collage

The Rundown
Hat + Hair: Gritty Kitty – Barista in Black L$150
Jacket: Hoorenbeek – Suede Jacket in Dark Gray L$520
Pants: idiots! – Slacks in Gray L$100 single (L$120 for both pairs)
Shoes: Kalnin’s – Classica v1.0 (L$400 all 7 colors)
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] – Lifestyle Aviators – Silver L$325
Scarf: SF Designs – White Silk Evening Scarf L$0

The Soundtrack
Grateful Dead – Touch of Gray
Limbeck – Silver Things
Dave Matthews Band – Grey Street
David Gray – Silver Lining
Fatboy Slim (ft Macy Gray) – Demons

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The Avatar Formerly Known As Oscar Page

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain

I’m not going to lie; I had a lot of fun shopping for this one. When I saw the new collection from Paper Couture and saw the Learning Suit, I immediately thought of Prince. The only person that could rock this outfit in today’s world and not get mocked is Prince. I wish I could have found his symbol guitar, but with the quickness of the turnaround and the highly unlikely probability that it actually exists in SL…I don’t have it in this. If anybody has any leads on where I could maybe find that guitar, please let me know because I’m sure I’ll bust out my Prince somewhere down the line. I first picked up that Paper Couture had released their fall season of clothing when I saw Iustinian’s post. That I know of, they’re the only group of designers that releases an entire seasonal collection, instead of on a item by item process that most designers do. As I had mentioned in my comment on Iustinian’s post, their Spring/Summer ’08 (usually shortened S/S08) collection did not have any men’s clothing in it at all. I was pretty sad about that at the time because Paper Couture always comes out with something interesting. It’ll always be something that will make you rethink design in general. When you look at their stuff, you’re not exactly sure whether you like or not, but you can’t stop looking at it. It’s that mystery that holds your attention. I think that the same sort essence that got everybody caught up with Prince when he initially came out. He made you rethink what sexy is. This 5’2″, skinny guy in heels that pumps this music into your veins that’s sexually charged, funky, and has a presence that’s second to none. So with that I give you my Prince look:

Purple Rain

A final couple of things of note about the Learning Suit are that Paper Couture did something different this time around. In all of their previous releases, most items could not be worn separately. With this outfit you can wear the pants, jacket, and shirt as stand-alone items. Not all of the outfits are this way, where you can disconnect, but it’s very nice to see some step in the right direction toward mixing and matching items. Also, most of the male designs carry a similar pattern across the board. You can see it all throughout this outfit and it’s on the jacket of two other outfits as well as the pants on the other two that round out the entire male collection. I’m not sure if this is a signature pattern for the season or something that we’ll consistently see in the future of their collection. Either way it’s a little nuance to watch for.

Other portions of this look that you should note would be #1 the skin #2 the shoes. Starting it off here I’ll talk about the skin. When concepting Prince, I knew I needed some funky fresh facial hair. The only way to go was Defectiva. I was in the store checking out the skins and I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes when I went to snag one. L$300…I mean L$300. That’s pretty amazing. Now, the skin only comes with a hair on version and it’s no mod, but it’s a very functional skin for a very cheap price. I would also mention what I saw Disembodied Hand (the designer) wearing, but I’ll save him the embarrassment. In a short conversation that I had with Disembodied he mentioned that he was really looking forward to taking the time to update his male skins with a photorealistic approach like he had done with his female skins. The final thing I’m going to kick at you would be…well the kicks. These are the Gallop shoes from Kalnins. (I know Kalnins love in two straight posts…sometimes you just get in that groove) They come in 11 different colors and you get them all for L$500. You may even consider them having 22 different colors because of the shiny feature scripted into the shoes. SL client and graphics permitting, the shiny feature to the shoes can give your shoes a different tint depending on the local light. If you do make it over to Kalnins, note the new RoadBlazers that just came out today. I haven’t decided which of the two sets of colors to tackle, but eventually I’ll figure it out.

So that’s all I’ve got for you on this one. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did playing around with my shape and throwing out Prince at you. I know my gf is happy that this is over because I don’t know how much she could stand looking at Prince (who barely stood up to her shoulders). Enjoy your week everybody!

The Rundown
Outfit: Paper Couture The Learning Suit L$300
Shoes: Kalnins Gallop v1.2 (L$500 all 11 colors)
Hair: Gritty Kitty – Czech Mate in Black L$130
Eyes: SLAB – ICE in Brown L$65
Skin: Defectiva – Conor – Light – Fresh L$300

The Soundtrack
Prince & The Revolution – Erotic City
Prince – P Control
Prince – Sexy MF
Prince – Gett Off
Prince – Kiss
Prince – Cream
Prince – 7
Prince – Purple Rain
Prince – When Doves Cry
Prince & The Revolution – Let’s Go Crazy

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Solamente Amor

Hey people. I’m back at you again with another one. The other day I was talking to Shai Delacroix and giving her some crap (because that’s just what I do) and she had mentioned to me that she was updating some of her older suits. Randomly, Shai tossed the Amorsolo Suit in Black at me. Later on that day after the conversation I put on the suit and I really really liked it. The crispness and detail of the textures are pretty amazing. The shading on this is pretty spectacular too. I think this is definitely a great update to her older version of the suit, which at the time I felt was a little too harsh on the textures and thus purchased The Luna Suit back then. As I started to look it over and feel out the attitude and lifestyle that the suit represented, I knew a club scene would have to be the place to go with this. What really set me on club scene was really my thinking about how great this would be for some of the RL modeling agency parties I’ve been to. (I’m on the client side of the industry) I could definitely see myself rocking this look for one of those. Now if only my bank account would allow me to splurge on something IRL like this. This is suit comes in black, as shown in this, and also in a stone grey as well (the original Amorsolo suit had a grey jacket as well). Something else you’ll notice in these pictures is that down the middle are what you’re really going to get when you see these items in-world. The lighting at Seven Ultra Lounge is very pink/purple, so note that the suit and shoes do not have that tint to them. That’s simply how windlight affects the clothing.

Solamente Amor

Also featured in this look is a ring that I got as a gift for my 4-year SL birthday, which was on the 4th of November. I know; it feels like yesterday that I came into this crazy world. I remember the first night I got into the game; I went to a club with a group of my friends that brought me into the game. There was some girl dancing all sexy and she had a whip that she was spanking my buddy with. I also remember flying around on one of my first days and randomly going into a house where two people were getting it on. Of course the entire group had to follow me, so there were about 5 of us just standing there while the two were trying to get it on. Oh man, I’m practically falling out of my chair laughing just thinking about it. And you know that when you’re a n00b flying around in a group, you just locate green dots and go to them because you want to see what they’re up to. Knowing what I did as a n00b, makes me a little more patient when someone else does the same thing to me when their flying over is simply in curiosity and not to grief.

Ok ok enough about my n00balicious cock block. This ring comes with the “Peace is Sexy” set from Lucas Lameth Fashion Jewelry. I really like the simplicity of it. It’s fashionable without an overstatement. Items like this are quality to have in your inventory because they won’t overshadow your clothing, they just lightly complement it. Another item that I have in my inventory like this is the elephant hair bracelet from Guillaume pour homme. It’s a staple in my accessories and a piece that’s rich in African history. I’m not wearing it in this obviously, but it’s a great accessory to have.

I think that’s all I’ve got for now. Stay tuned because I’m altering my body to squeeze into my next adventure in blogging. Trust me; it’ll be a whole lot of fun. I promise.

The Rundown
Suit: Casa del Shai – The Amorsolo Suit in Black L$650
Shoes: Kalnin’s Classica v1.0 (L$400 all 7 colors)
Glasses: Damani – Toprim Glasses L$70
Hair: Aitui – Sleepwalk – Black L$175
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)

The Soundtrack
Basement Jaxx – Bingo Bango
Cassius – The Sound of Violence
New Young Pony Club – Get Lucky
Keane – Is It Any Wonder?
T-Pain – Can I Buy You A Drink?
Ice Cube – We Be Clubbin’

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Two Sides

I’ve got a twosome of quality outfits here from different ends of the spectrum again.

Roborock Tees

The first is featuring a new set of tees from Kari entitled Roborock. Personally I like to call them Roboboogie. And those are not digitized robotic voices in the video, I listened to them do it live. The two tees on display here are Keytar (left) and Turntable (right). One of my favorite things about these shirts, though it’s hard to tell here, is actually the rolled up prim sleeves. A lot of care was taken in the shape of the scuplted prim to properly fit the form of the male avatar’s bicep.

Finishing off this outfit are some really nice light jeans from LF Fashions, Detour’s Jaywalker sneakers in brown, BroGear Black Label watch in brown, and Aitui’s Sleepwalk hair in dark brown highlighted. The cherry on top here are the Studio Headphones from Gritty Kitty. They have two attachment points if you want them around your neck (spine) and if you want them on your head (nose). They also spit out mini-note particles.

The second outfit I’ve got for you guys started with the green text of a subscribe-o-matic message that danced across the bottom of my screen about a new release from Laqroki. I knew I was going to make my way over there and when I did, Monta Horan was also looming about in there. He must’ve gotten the same message as I did. Seeing as black and red were dominant colors in Fall/Winter ’08 fashion shows this year and tartan prints were scattered throughout, I thought I’d run this outfit a little fashion forward. I paired up this fantastically created coat (and you can definitely see that by Monta’s post because it’s much harder to hide flaws in lighter colors) with an older item from Armidi’s Gisaci collection. The layer underneath is the Classic Cashmere Sweater in Cranberry. On the lower half, I picked up a tip from Professor Ex and snagged these Ravenwear Men’s Plaids. At the bottom I’m rockin’ the Kalnin’s Classica shoes in black. These well-scripted pair of shoes come with all of the colors in them and blue windows to adjust everything. It’s always nice when you don’t have to dig into your inventory to find another color of the shoes you have on. (the Detour Jaywalkers in the last outfit do that too w/out the blue windows via click on the shoes) All the way back to the top, we’ve got a very versatile and stylized, but easy breezy wig appropriately called Seabreeze from Chase. Last, but certainly not least, my staple aviators that I love and cherish…the Armidi Gisaci – Lifestyle Aviators with the silver rims.

The Rundown
Roboboogie
Shirts: Kari – Keytar + Turntable (L$90 each)
Jeans: LF Fashions Apollo Jeans – Light (L$200)
Shoes: Detour – Jaywalker Sneakers – Brown L$350 single (L$1,000 for 5 colors)
Watch: BroGear [Black Label] – ROGUE Leather Watch in Brown (L$190)
Hair: Aitui – Sleepwalk – Dark Brown Highlighted (Now L$175 in discount store)
Headphones: Gritty Kitty – Studio Headphones (L$75)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)
Bracelet: Mhaijik Things – Silver Elephant Hair Bracelet (comes with ring too for L$200)

Laq-rockin-it
Coat: Laqroki – High Collar Coat in Dark Grey (L$475)
Sweater: Gisaci Classic Cashmere Turtleneck – Cranberry (L$145)
Pants: Ravenwear – Men’s Plaids in Black L$100 single (L$450 for 6 colors)
Shoes: Kalnin’s Classica v1.0 (L$400 all 7 colors)
Hair: Chase – Seabreeze – Coal Black (L$295 for 3 colors)
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] – Lifestyle Aviators – Silver (L$325)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)

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