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Yes… More Black

Or should it be… YES! MORE BLACK! Well, this I guess depends on you and what sort of colors you love. I’ve been all about the blacks lately. My last 2 posts were all black. Well, the scarf on the pea coat from Mr. Poet and a stripe of the shoes from Redgrave were brown, so at least there was some color in there. I can promise you that there will be some browns and blues dominant in my next post, but let’s get into and past this one first:

Yes... More Black #1
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Chopper

Hello and good day! I figured I would get at least one post in here before the Christmas festivities (and then watching as many EPL games as I can throughout the next couple of weeks). I do love the wonder of Christmas, especially through the eyes of a child, though I’m not all that big of a Christmas guy. You won’t see me making a Christmas card… it’s just not me. Although, I will go chop down a tree for the family in great winter-based fashion, so let’s get into this post:

Chopper #1
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Inspired :: Zara

Holy crap. 2 posts in 2 days. Hang on to your britches ladies and gents:

Inspired :: Zara
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Winter’s Coming

Ohai! I’m sure it’s getting old, but I keep forgetting about this blog thing that I have. Although, seriously this time, I do finally have some time to sit down and blog. Pretty much my entire season of weeks packed with sports being played or watched are down to a minimum now and I can do some hibernating for the cold winters (except for indoor soccer). And speaking of winter… it’s well on its way here to my neck of the woods. We’re supposed to get our first snowfall this weekend, but that’s up for debate between Mother Nature and the meteorologists. However it does give me an excellent excuse to push some winter fashion, so let’s have at it:

Winter's Coming #1
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Quickie #3

Alright alright back at you once again. This time it’s to show something that I found while doing for that one co-post that I mentioned in my last one. Enough pre-post talk let’s get into it:

Quickie #3

The main thing I wanted to talk about in this look is this fantastic guayabera shirt from Hell Bop. The origin of the guayabera shirt is disputed as to whether the design was created in Cuba or Mexico, but either way it’s a pretty awesome shirt. I really like Hell Bop’s retro styling and when I saw this shirt, I just knew that I had to pick it up. I have a shirt that is actually very similar to this guayabera shirt in the the Barong Tagalog suit from Casa del Shai and that’s because the Filipino, Barong Tagalog style is actually a variation of the guayabera. In today’s world it’s used as a nice light dress shirt for hot climates and retro hotness. Swing by Hell Bop and check it out. They’ve got a few colors beyond the black and white I’m showing you here.

Another piece I wanted to talk about in this look is the flashy shiny shoes. The ones on my shoes are the Colbert shoes from Jeepers Creepers. There are 3 different styles of these shoes: Colbert, Stewart, and Franken (all nods to liberal comedians). I really like these shoes for the super shine to them and the little extra piece of foot that Eponymous Trenchmouth (Cobbler in Chief of JC’s) adds to them as well. If you’re wearing dress pants with prim bottoms it works well in harmony where it gives you a business sock without actually having a set of business socks on. I have noticed that it doesn’t work as well with pants that don’t have prim bottoms in some poses, but that’s a very minor set back.

The name really described this one… hit and quit it. I know you’re used to me talking more, but that’s all you get for now. πŸ˜‰ Have a fantastic rest of your weekend everybody.

The Rundown
Shirt :: Hell Bop – Juan in White L$95
Jeans :: Valiant – Jeanity Jeans in Bw L$250
Shoes :: Jeepers Creepers (JC’s) – Colbert LF L$400
Watch :: GOS – Navitimer in Steel L$495
Hair :: UncleWeb Studios – Stewart in Metoric Swarm L$210
Tattoo :: Aitui – Fire Fish L$400
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel in Tan ~ Eyeliner Face #11 L$2,000 single L$5,000 for 4-pack
Eyes :: Poetic Color – Medium Tones in Summer Storm L$200

The Soundtrack
Quickie #3 Playlist
Orishas ft. Heather Hedley – Represent, Cuba
Mexican Institute of Sound – Mirando a las Muchachas
Aquabats – Fashion Zombies
Against Me! – Thrash Unreal

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Negro y Blanco

Why hello good fashion people in the SL universe! So it’s been you know…forever since I posted and I totally recognize this absence. I’ve had a pretty rough go at finding time and really the inspiration to post. A lot of things that I’ve been digging lately fall under the black and white umbrella. I don’t know if that’s just what has become the most pleasant to my eyes or really what the deal is, but I thought I would bring to you my finds in black and white. Here’s what I came up with:

Edge
Edge

This look is actually partially based off a look that I used for a post that Alan, a friend of mine, used for the Glance International blog, minus the sweater actually so I could show off the mastery of the contrast piping on this shirt from Whippet & Buck. They have a bunch of different colors for this shirt, other faves would be the green pea & alabaster and taupe grey & cherry blossom, but as I mentioned before, the black and white just struck the right chord to my eyes. You may see those other colors show up later posts. πŸ˜‰ I’ll hop to the bottom now before I jump up to the top. On the bottom we’ve got these really fantastic mid-high tops from 2Real. A friend of mine, yes again to the friend connection, mentioned that she had a friend who had made a really great pair of shoes. I was slightly skeptical at first, but when I got the shoes I was really blown away. I actually had a different pair of sneakers from a much more notable designer on my feet and set into my photo above. I wasn’t happy with the head-to-toe look of the pose I had and then I got these shoes and knew I had to throw them in right away. These Diagonals from 2Real are really a fantastic pair of shoes. 2Real gives you 10 pairs of shoes at L$399 each with his own style and flare to them, but then he also has a pair of customizable ones for L$600 that come with a HUD much like AKEYO and UBU provide you. I would say the HUD is much more equivalent to the one that AKEYO provides than UBU. Now, we jump back up to the top. I wouldn’t have even known that this Buried store existed if it wasn’t for a plurk that I saw about how much somebody loved Marilyn’s blog. Okay, so maybe soon after I found Marilyn’s blog LE LOOK announced they were bringing on Buried into their mega-fashionopolis, but nonetheless it’s still great hair. It’s a bit onto the scene/emo side of hair, but the textures are fantastic. I just about always wear blacks, but to be honest I would consider venturing outside of my blacks for the Buried textures.

Resort
Resort

Moving on to the second look I put together here, it’s more of a winter ski resort look. Let’s see where to begin, where to begin. We’re going top down on this one. The first thing I need to speak on is the knit collar from LeLutka. Knit collars are very in for Fall/Winter and seeing as they came from LeLutka you just know that they’re fantastically textured. They have a couple of different versions available and many many colors to choose from. They’re also a steal at only L$100 apiece. Next on the trip down we’ve got this really cool sweater from INDI Designs. I actually pulled it out of the Nathan outfit. I think my favorite part about the sweater is that it’s obviously a holiday sweater, but it’s not all up in your face with the red and green that you usually get out of the holiday sweaters. I dig the subtle holiday feel to it. Another piece that I wanted to talk about is these awesome fingerless gloves from Reek. I mean I don’t even really need to talk about how awesome they are…just look at ’em. πŸ™‚ And they’re perfect for many SL winters to come. Plus, there’s a free pair of light blue ones with a scarf that have a snowflake graphic on them for the Down the Chimney Hunt going on right now. The seriously final thing I wanted to talk about here because I’ve worn jeans from this store many times, including for my Style Guy article, are the new Jeanity jeans from Valiant Fashions. Wavie Haller put together an excellent lineup of new jeans and I really like the new sculpted bottoms for the jeans. You have to like it when a jean designer recognizes that their sculpted prim needs to make room for the shoes at the front and Wavie’s do that very well.

That just about covers everything I’ve got on this one. I hope you all enjoyed it and I’ll be back to speak on some more stuff soon, I just can’t guarantee how soon that’ll be. Have some happy holidays everybody and stay fashionable!

The Rundown
Edge
Shirt :: Whippet & Buck – Shay Contrast Strip Shirt in Alabaster & Black L$140
Jeans :: Calypso Giano – Stonewash Classic jeans in F10 L$250
Shoes :: 2Real – Diagonals in Colorable L$600
Necklace :: The Dogs – Blame Bowtie (comes with bowler hat too) L$350
Finger Tape :: Luck Inc – Finger Tape L$0
Cigarette :: Calypso Giano – Cigarette L$150
Hair :: Buried – Max in Midnight L$250 for 3 colors
Eyes :: Poetic Color – Ocean in Blue Surf L$200
Skin :: Belleza – Ewan V2 in Tan L$2,000 single

Resort
Sweater :: INDI Designs – Sweater pulled from the Nathan outfit L$450
Jeans :: Valiant – Jeanity Jeans in Black L$250
Boots :: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia 2.0 Boots in Black L$520
Knit Collar :: LeLutka – Scarf Tube Knitt2 in Black L$100
Gloves :: Reek – Cozy Mittens in White L$99
Hair :: CheerNo – Henry L$350 for 4 colors
Eyes :: Poetic Color – Ocean in Blue Surf L$200
Skin :: Belleza – Ewan V2 in Tan L$2,000 single

The Soundtrack
Edge
Future Sound of London – Antique Toy
Jimmy Eat World – Drugs or Me
The Format – Wait, Wait, Wait
Rilo Kiley – Science vs. Romance

Resort
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
U2 – Running To Stand Still
Miles Davis – Round Midnight
Robbie Williams – Better Man

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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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