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Fishermans Friend

Fishermans Friend 1

Today the Mens Dept. finally opens – and it is time for me to show you some more of the awesomeness that awaits you at the number one spot for contemporary male fashion and items within second life. Poetic Colors are one of the shops that provide round for round high quality eyes at the venue. This time they choose “Autumn” as theme for the new collection of eyes – and as always they are wonderfully done. Also you get a huge variety of each eye color in every pack. Of course the system eyes, but also a lot of mesh eyes with many options like brightness and size of the eye texture. The eyes can be of course also become resized by mouseclick. Shown above is the greenish “october rain” mesh eyes.

I was very happy to see that also KOSH joined the Mens Department again. KOSH offer a necklace and a matching bracelet called “Copec” and first of all it looks wonderful and second you really can get it for a steal at the Mens Dept. The necklace and the bracelet are available in three different styles: antique (shown above), old and silver.

My t-shirt is a gift from the subscriber group of FATEwear – I found it this morning in my inventory. And my pants are the Painter Pants from [Sheep Door] in beige, again available at the Mens Dept.

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Another thing I simply adore about the Mens Dept. is that you not only get great and high quality fashion at the venue, but also furniture and homes especially designed for men. Todays blogpost was taken in the brilliant Fishtown Skyloft from DECO. The skyloft has 66 prims and is mod – so you can alter the room divider like I did to match it to your furniture. The skyloft has one huge windowfront and a second one with smaller windows. Plus the loft has a garage-door that leads you to a little balcony.

The trunks come from :::LITHIUM::: and are first of all a great decoration item but also have 6 sitting animations (3 male and 3 female). And of course you also can find the trunks at the Mens Dept.

The art in the background is from the LND Gallery and Hangout I blogged about two days ago. The portraits are from Chuck Close and prove that art can be man-ly also. The sofa I am sitting on comes from ~BAZAR~ and it has this brilliant marketplace-browsing animation included (with notebook included). There are also of course relaxing poses and a reading pose with book.

Talking about furniture – you can find great pieces for not so much money or even for free, when you know where to look. Many furniture stores have special marketplace deals or offer gifts and group gifts in their stores. The decor vases (3rd picture right) are in the same set from ~BAZAR~ like the sofa and all together it is a gift you can find in the store. And even more: The breakfast table with chair (3rd picture left) with rezable breakfast is again a gift from the same store. The wooden screen is from *TDS* and if you are looking for things to spice up your virtual homes I strongly recommend to visit the store since they offer well done furniture and decor pieces for a snip.

Fishermans Friend

List of stuff:

Shirt: FATEwear Shirt Vinnie – Volcano (Subscriber Gift)

Pants: [Sheep Door] – Painter Pants Beige (for the Mens Dept)

Eyes: Poetic Colors – Autumn Eyes “October Rain” (for the Mens Dept.)

Necklace and Bracelet: KOSH – Copec (antique) (for the Mens Dept.)

Sofa: ~BAZAR~ Christmas Sofa

Vases: ~BAZAR~ Vase Decor

Breakfast Table and Chair: ~BAZAR~ Good Morning Chair and Table

Carpet: [AF] – HEMP Rug Branches

Trunks: :::LITHIUM::: –Trunk (for the Mens Dept.)

Screen: Mysterious Wave –  *TDS* wood screen

Lamps: nordari – Recycling Lamps

Art: LND Gallery and Hangout – Frank, Self-Portrait, Philip Glass by Chuck Close

Prefab: [DECO] – The Fishtown Skyloft (for the Mens Dept.)

Contempo

Contempo

It is funny how words can hook you up. Contempo is such a word. Trompe Loeil just released a new subscribo gift called “Contempo Frame” which you can see hanging above me. This came in quite handy since I wanted to decorate the prefab I want to blog about today anyways. And since Contempo is kind of a catchy word I tried to figure out what it actually means. And I failed! Because everyone seems to claim Contempo for different things that are not really connected to each other. Fact is: Contempo was a little magazine published 1931 – 1934 wich was quite influental on modernism. Another fact: Contempo is the catchy short for Contemporary and finds its usage in fashion, furniture, art and music. Even the landstream of the sim I am taking pictures on has a show called “Contempo”. To keep a long story and research short: I think that Contempo is a loose definition of a style that is quite clear structured.

Talking about groupgifts: The bench I am sitting on is a group gift from LITHIUM and is quite cute and also fits in the contempo-vibe of todays blog post perfectly. And the gift from Trompe Loeil also matches of course the contempo furniture set you can find at FaMESHed.

My todays look comes straight from the Mens Dept. The denims and the check shirt are both mesh from [The Blink] and they come as set. Both can be worn seperately. I especially like the folding of the denims a lot. Another example how mesh encourages designer to create an extra realistic look in their creations.

List of stuff:
Outfit: [The Blink] – Grey Plaid Shirt (for the Mens Dept.)
Bench: :::LITHIUM::: – bench (Group Gift)
Frame: Trompe Loeil – Contempo Frame (Subscribo Gift)

Contempo

Todays pictures have been taken in the wonderful “Sound City” Studio Build by [CIRCA] – a modern house/skybox which has about 20 squaremeters Footprint and includes a small gallery. You can see a better picture of the prefab on the bottom of this post. But the most interesting part for sure is: The house is completely for free in the Finding FabFree Hunt. So if you are looking for a nice home – this definitely is worth searching for!

I combined the interior decoration from many things I have in my inventory. There are the flower sofas from LITHIUM which became a true SL classic already. The decor vase with the branches are from Designer Prims and the sequented screen in the background is from [AF]/ICONIC and also can be found in the current Mens Dept. The wall art is from Gabrielle Swindlehurst and can be found either at the Gallery Gift Shop or at her Exhibition at the Art India Gallery.

List of stuff:
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Fields Of Frost (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Screen: [AF] – ICONIC Screen (for the Mens Dept.)
Sofas: :::LITHIUM::: – Flower Sofa
Decoration:  Designer Prims – Vase with Branches

Contempo

List of stuff:
Prefab: CIRCA – “Sound City” Studio Build (for the Finding FabFree Hunt)

My Cup of Tea

My Cup Of Tea

The Mens Dept opened the doors again for a new cycle. And if you did not spent the last six months under a rock on Mars you already know that the Mens Dept. is the place to be for up to date fashion and more for men. And the Mens Dept becomes better and better. What I absolutely love about this event is that you not only gain clothing and accessories, but also buildings, furniture and other neat stuff – especially designed for men.

Todays look comes – of course – from the new Mens Dept. The cropped slim pants come from [LOVE RE ME] and they are available in four different styles. They are mesh in three sizes and of course demos are available at the venue. I especially like that the badges can be added. The hoodie comes from !gO! and it is available in many different colors. Each pack contains two versions of the hoodie: one with hood down (shown here) and one with hood up. And since autumn is knocking on our doors it is about time to update your hoodie collection.

Recognized my new haircut? This one is not from the Mens Dept. but from [INK], a store I found at the hairfair. It was one of the shops I always wanted to check out but always forgot. Well today I remembered while cleaning my inventory. I like the messy style of the Steez Hair a lot and it also gives you kind of a youthful look.

My Cup Of Tea

I mentioned buildings and furniture above already – and [kusshon] again provided an awesome piece of fun furniture for the Mens Dept. The “Paradise Hanging Chair” is just that type of thing every man needs in his “boy corner” or bachelor shag. The chair is available in lighter tones (shown here) and in darker tones and again it comes with a lot of animations and accessories. Some of them are shown above, but there are a lot more included. Like always with [kusshon] the accessory like coffee mug, martini glass, newspaper and tablet pc are trans so you can share it with your friends.

Finally the Tea House from :::LITHIUM::: is awesomeness in cans. I so love the minimalistic style of it and it is easy to set up. The texturing is flawless and the building itself is a gem. Also there is enough room for your ideas and this is by far the best asset of buildings: to step back when it comes to your ideas of decoration. Anyways – you can get the Tea House for a snip at the Mens Dept. And believe me: you need it!

My Cup Of Tea

List of stuff:

Hair: [INK] HAIR – Steez (black)

Feet: SLink – Mens Natural Barefeet

Hoodie: !gO! – Men’s Hoodie Red (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: [LOVE RE ME] – Cropped Slim Pants Check A (for the Mens Dept.)

Chair: [kusshon] – Paradise Hanging Chair light (for the Mens Dept.)

Prefab: :::LITHIUM::: – Tea House (for the Mens Dept.)

Dreamscene: Garden Of Dreams – Woodglade

Little House on the Prairie

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Hello Sunday! In todays post I will focus on enviroment and stuff that make our virtual lifes comfi and give us a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Home, sweet home. When I browsed some flickr streams I found an adorable little house as groupgift from a shop I have never heard about – which is not that hard since SL is so big. Sweet Harmony – or short [SH] – give away this way cute little home to their group members. And it is all kind of awesome. I will show you details shortly.

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But talking about groupgifts: Behind me is the fabulous Teardrop Bed from Trompe Loeil. And – you guess it already – it is a gift to the subscriber group of Trompe Loeil. It has 4 animations (3 sleeping and one sitting) which are pretty much unisex. I already mentioned the little plants I got from the Lucky Board at Lithium. And again it is a good idea to join this group also, because Lithium has a second Lucky Board that changes every 5 minutes (instead of 30 minutes like the “regular” one).

The painting behind me is from the new Gallery Gift Shop. Again it is from Gabrielle Swindlehurst and it is called “Mountains Of The Moon”. There is one thing about living in second life that always puzzeled me: people seem to spend so much effort for finding the fitting furniture and skyboxes but seem to forget about art. And in my opinion some stunning piece of art makes some plain four walls something like a home. So having that in mind you simply have to go to the Gallery Gift Shop. First you find stunning artworks there and second the pieces are definitely not overpriced – and they also change with every rotation. Just like the other items you can find there.

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One word about the outfit I am wearing today: The loose shirt is from NYU and it has absolutely convincing folds and looks just too real to me. The bermuda shorts are from the Mens Dept. – and guys HURRY UP! The August round is closing shortly. The shorts are from 22769 and I especially like the realism and the texturing of those.

But coming back to the house as promised above. You see the pop art painting in my back? Yes – this wall art is part of the whole house – and it gives the whole building such a nice and joyful contrast, especially with the red wall and the curtains which are also a part of the house. The texturing is more then reasonable and there are a billion reasons why you should get this group gift – for me it was definitely when I saw the pop art faces.

The lights above me are from CIRCA and are usually outdoor dandelion lights – but well… for me they work indoor also. The dandelion lights come in 4 sizes from S to XL and they are copy. Shown here is size M. And the chair is also from Trompe Loeil and is the gift in the Homestuff Hunt.

And some final words on the scenery: it is again from Garden Of Dreams. The dreamscene “The Field” is probably the most functionable skydome for people who are just looking for some place to live. Because it basically is – a field. You can do it like I did and put a house inside and you have the perfect enviroment that will definitely stun all your friends. And since the dreamscenes from Garden Of Dreams are also as permanent skyboxes in the package you simply have no reason to live in dull four walls with nothing outside.

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List of stuff:

Tee: NYU – Minimal High Fashion Couture – Loose Shirt Teal

Shorts: 22769 ~ casual couture – Bermuda Shorts Teal (for the Mens Dept.)

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Teardrop Bed

Chair: Trompe Loeil – NYC66 Chair

Plants: Lithium – [Bloom]Mini Plant (Lucky Board)

Lights: CIRCA – Dandelion Backyard Lights

Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Mountains Of The Moon (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

House: Sweet Harmony [SH] – Little August House

Skybox: Garden of Dreams – The Field

Individualism

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The one thing that makes the Mens Dept. truly special is the fact that you not only can get high quality clothing for men there. It is a big part and this also is absolutely appreciated. Next to the Mens Dept. there is no other event for guys that shows brilliant state of the art designs in menfashion on the grid. Nearly every piece is mesh – and that speaks loud. And for the non-mesh-clothing: they are extremely well done and by far outstanding.

I absolutely love about the Mens Dept. that you also can get other stuff there. Like furniture, decorations and even buildings – all with men in mind. Look at the Henrik Bench from Cheeky Pea. It is a typical Locker Room bench with 6 single and 3 couple poses/animations. It is lovely in its straightforward design. The Haywood Pipe Shelf from PILOT is one of the most brilliant ideas for a piece of furniture ever and I strongly recommend everyone to get a copy. Not only that the idea is fantastic – it is also extremely rich on details as you can see on the connector and the socket, but also on the lamp and the books. You even can turn the light on and off by mouseclick. The potted plants are from the Midnight Mania at Lithium, the vase with daisies are a gift from Designer Prims (you can get it at their landingpoint) and the artwork is – again – from my number one art provider The Gallery Gift Shop.

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And now let’s go back to the clothing: 22769 ~ casual couture again set a high mark on quality mesh clothing. The chinos and the poloshirt is not only a perfect casual combination – they are also extremely well done and textured. The “behaviour” of the mesh is very natural and so is the folding on the textures. This definitely shows me that mesh never fails to surprise me. I also love the fact that 22769 offers – again – three different styles of chinos and three different styles of poloshirts at the Mens Dept. And also I really adore the mint color on the poloshirt which gives it something very summerish.

As backdrop I used the wonderful mesh skybox from Designer Prims I blogged about yesterday.

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List of stuff:

Shirt: 22769 ~ casual couture – Poloshirt Mint (mesh) (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Chinos Brown (mesh) (for the Mens Dept.)

Bench: Cheeky Pea – Hendrik Bench (mesh) (for the Mens Dept.)

Shelf: PILOT – Haywood Pipe Shelf (mesh) (for the Mens Dept.)

Flowers: Designer Prims – Tuscany Vase of Daisies (free Gift)

Plants: LITHIUM – =Bloom=Mini Plant C and D (Midnight Mania)

Art: {Kiro} – Fast Food has taken over (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Prefab: Designer Prims – Romantic Loft Space (mesh / 20 prims/Landimpact)