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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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Hoodies and Sweaters and Jackets…Oh My!

Alllllright back at you again off of a break. RL has been crazy busy, but here’s a little post I’ve been brewing for a bit. I’ve come across a lot of cool hoodies, sweaters, and jackets in the past month or two, so I thought I’d hit you with some of it. Here are some of the standouts that I liked:

HSJ - Laqroki

Starting it off here we actually have a hybrid. It’s the hoodie sweater in black and military (green) from Laqroki. I’m really feeling the rich textures and little hints of styling on this. It’s a very contemporary, clean, and cool style that really drew me to it. Note the accentuated seams on both of them as well. You can find the hoodie sweater in 6 different colors. Another thing of note in this look are the classic jeans in F9 (a dark gray/black) from Calypso Giano. I’m a big fan of the more hardcore style of Calypso Giano. A lot of place like that tend to be trite and overdone, but he really hits that sweet spot of hardcore. The shades are pretty cool and they come from FNKY. I first picked up on these shades from a Flickr shot by Tschey Ballinger. I had been in the mood for some new shades and as soon as I saw them in that shot I knew I had to have them and I knew they would look perfect with this look. Last, but certainly not least, Mad Designs has been taking advantage of a lack of new styles (Armidi) or in-transition (UncleWeb Studios) hair designers. I’m in the UncleWeb group and honestly on a daily basis you’ll get a random group chat session open up of someone asking about where the main store went. Anyway, I like the styles that Mad Designs is pouring out and this style, entitled Eric, is definitely one of my faves.

HSJ - EmeryLINE

Next up here we hit my favorite blues. In the full shot we have something really cool that I found at Emery. It’s a very chill and unique full-zip blue hoodie with a white tee and diagonally-striped blue tie. The tie is really great because it’s actually a thin cylindrical shape. What’s great about that is it allows for the tie to be flexi, but still gives some depth and shape to it. Whereas when you get a flat flexi tie, you can’t get any depth to the tie at all because any width you put on the tie ends up making the tie look bad. It’s a very innovative way to use what little flexi that SL allows to your advantage. The other main piece here on the full shot is new Shoryuken jeans from GearShift. Shoryuken is actually homage to a move from the video game Street Fighter. In the original Street Fighter game both Ken and Ryu were able to use this move and they would actually yell out “SHORYUKEN!” when he did the jab to 2-hit uppercut. Enough about my limited Street Fighter knowledge…back to the jeans. They’re along the same lines as the basic Maverick jeans from GearShift with an added worn dragon character up the left leg. I’m guessing that the dragon up the side is actually a graphic related to either Ryu or Ken. In the large pic on the right we have the LINE Winter Mens Shirt in blue. From what I’ve been told the designer, zippir Kayo, is a Turkish designer and I really like her stuff. The men’s/unisex selection is pretty small, but I think there’s a lot of potential. I love how the pockets are on an angle in this and real hand-knitted feel to the eagle on the chest gives it an air of authenticity.

HSJ - Sey

Finally, we’ve got the 2nd Date jacket from :sey. I love the woodsy appeal of this jacket with the brown leather accents that break up between the pattern and it also carries a real fashionable look to it. If nothing else, it’s a really interesting piece that’s a touch outside of my normal realm. It has your tartan print and the breaking up of the fabric is definitely something on the horizon in fashion world. The straps put this all together to make it a very excellent jacket. There’s actually 3 different sleeve options with this jacket where you can also wear it with rolled up sleeves or long sleeves without the leather on the arms. It’s definitely a statement piece that needs to be displayed on its own and doesn’t play too nice if you try to throw too many other items with accents at it. Your outfit can get a little busy if you add jeans or shoes with too much going on them. Again, I used the Classic Jeans from Calypso Giano to finish this off, but this time I went with the F8 (dark brown) jeans.

That’s all I’ve got for this one and sorry this was so late. It’s kind of a collective of items that I picked up through January and better late than never. Enjoy!

~The Rundown~
Numero Uno
Hoodie Sweaters: Laqroki – Hoodie Sweater in black and military L$235 each
Jeans: Calypso Giano – Classic Jeans in F9 L$250 single (L$1500 fat pack)
Shades: FNKY – Fly in Black L$250 (L$1,000 Fat Pack)
Boots: Hoorenbeek – Davit Boots in Black L$520
Hair: Mad Designs – Eric in NB II L$300 for 3 colors

Numero Dos
Hoodie: Emery – Suicide Machine in Blue L$160
Sweater: LINE – WinterMens Shirt in Blue L$150
Jeans: GearShift – Shoryuken Jeans L$200
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Air Force in Blue L$520
Hair: Heartcore – Aiden in Black L$300

Numero Tres
Jacket: :sey – 2nd Date in F & G L$450
Jeans: Calypso Giano – Classic Jeans in F9 L$250 single (L$1500 fat pack)
Boots: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia Boots in Used Brown L$520
Hair: Armidi – The Emo One in True Black L$295 for 5-pack

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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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Summertime Blues

It’s Sept 2nd and summer has left the building for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Now we look forward to fall. Even though the winter here in Wisconsin was as rough as it has ever been (record snowfalls all over the place), I’m actually kind of looking forward to a crisp fall evening. This summer will be missed though and as Eddie Cochran would tell you “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” To honor this summer, I bring you a last grasp of summer blues.

I’ll work left to right here as my outfits flow that way. The first outfit I have kicking there is mostly from Casa del Shai. I picked up that the semi-sheer Mallory shirts were out via SL Style, and recently Shai herself tossed my way a pair of her scruffy jeans in Bruno to give her a little feedback. I strolled by her store to see if I could find something lighter and saw that she had a total of 6 pairs out. For this outfit I voted for Pedro (the name of the jeans), and I didn’t even have to do a flippin’ sweet dance to Jamiroquai’s “Canned Heat”. Finishing off this first outfit is a shirt that I randomly came across. Though I’m not a huge fan of “shopping districts”, I love it when I’m in one specifically to check out a store that I pick up on from a blog…and happen to come upon another store that has some really cool stuff. That would be the case with this Vintage Mexican Skull tee from OutsiderZ. The overall feel and multiple locations of the store suggest an alternative lifestyle. I’m definitely feeling it and will keep watching for what Shian Handrick comes out with next.

The second outfit is a taste of Sartoria. I’m really a big fan of what Sartoria has cooking. Instead of the alternative feel, this is more of something that you would see on a yacht racing across the Mediterranean. Appropriately, the store is officially named La Sartoria di traveller Bade (that’s Italian people). Here you see the Racing Zip jacket paired up with the Riva dress slacks in Light Linen. Sartoria offers up the items separately, but, instead of the Riva dress slacks, you can get the Racing Zip along with a pair of Chino white pants as a set at Strider’s Mens Shop as SARTORIA ITALIANA Outfit 08 for L$250 (a savings of L$70 if you were to buy the items separately). Also in this outfit would be the Redgrave sneakers in white. These are a fantastically sculpted pair of sneakers by Emilia Redgrave. Thanks to the fantastic customer service provided by Emilia, I got these shoes in two sizes before she began offering them in the box in two sizes. I must not have been the only one asking. 😉

The third and final outfit of this group holds most of the elements I’ve already talked about, but thrown into the mix this time is a classic shirt from Laqroki. It’s offered in 10 different colors, but to go along with the group here it’s in a wonderful blue dubbed Chill. It comes with a prim collar bare, with white tie, and with a black tie. This shirt is truly a versatile piece of work where it works to dress it up with a tie or dress it down with a pair of jeans. You should also notice a hair change. A while back when Donovan Brennen of GearShift released some hoodies, and as a supplemental purchase you could buy a “half-hair” called Jute from Philotic Energy. Back then I sent a random IM to Aemilia Case, telling her she should create a full hair based on Jute. I was poking around in Philotic Energy the other day and asked if Aemilia’s hair Rhodri was the full hair of Jute. Well, it turns out that my eyes did not deceive me. This is an excellent hairstyle and the amount of colors that Aemilia offers is pretty amazing. I strongly suggested you get over to Philotic Energy and check out what Aemilia has up there in a new store setup in the sky as it’s no longer on the ground.

And now for something completely different…

I continue to be under the impression that June Dion has trained helper monkeys help her create as much as she does in SL. It’s really refreshing to know that every single time you walk into BareRose Tokyo that you’re going to find a deal on some high quality fantasy garb. This one is Aquarius from a series of astrological figures that she created. Aquarius is the water carrier and as shown this outfit is filled with sculpties to demonstrate a more futuristic way that Aquarius would transport that water. The attention to detail in this series of outfits is really amazing and at the price of L$160…it’s amazing.

That about sums it up for my Summertime Blues collection. Hopefully you can add some of these elements to accentuate the lighter side of your style and keep on stepping up that game (even if that game is amazing fantasy clothing). Also, here’s an update from Mina Firefly herself on the tribal facial tat. She’s looking to get her items setup on SLexchange very soon. When she does, I’ll update everything to send you directly to where you can buy her tats. Thanks for reading everybody.

Peace, love, and respect,

Oscar

The Rundown
Outfit #1 (Shai)
Shirt + Jeans: *Shai* – Mallory Woven Shirt (L$150) + Scruffy Jeans in Pedro (L$300)
Undershirt: OutsiderZ Vintage Mexican Skull tee (L$75)
Shoes: UBU – Pornstars Hi-Tops (L$495)
Hair: Armidi – The Emo One – Silver (L$295 for 5-pack)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)
Body Tattoo: iNFLiCT – Serenity (L$599)
Facial Tattoo: Mina’s Tribal (SLexchange coming soon)

Outfit #2 (Sartoria)
Jacket + Slacks: Sartoria – Racing Zip (L$200) + Riva dress slacks L/Linen L$150
Strider’s Deal SLurl
Tank Top: *Shai* – Ribbed Tank Top – Cream L$350 (3 Colors)
Shoes: Redgrave – Sneakers White (L$380)
Hair: Armidi – The Emo One – Silver (L$295 for 5-pack)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)
Body Tattoo: iNFLiCT – Serenity (L$599)
Facial Tattoo: Mina’s Tribal (SLexchange coming soon)

Outfit #3 (Laqroki & Sart)
Shirt: Laqroki – Chill Pinstripe Shirt (L$225)
Slacks: Sartoria – Riva dress slacks L/Linen (L$150)
Shoes: Redgrave – Sneakers White (L$380)
Hair: Philotic Energy – Rhodri in Silver (L$199 3 Colors)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)
Body Tattoo: iNFLiCT – Serenity (L$599)
Facial Tattoo: Mina’s Tribal (SLexchange coming soon)

Outfit #4 (Aquarius)
Outfit: B@R – Aquarius (L$160)
Hair: Armidi – The Emo One – Silver (L$295 for 5-pack)
Skin: FNKY! – Baby Face Soul L$1,850 single (L$3,000 pack)
Facial Tattoo: Mina’s Tribal (SLexchange coming soon)

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