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.
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.
List of stuff:
Shirt: FATEwear Shirt Vinnie – Volcano (Subscriber Gift)
Sofa: ~BAZAR~ Christmas Sofa
Vases: ~BAZAR~ Vase Decor
Breakfast Table and Chair: ~BAZAR~ Good Morning Chair and Table
Carpet: [AF] – HEMP Rug Branches
Screen: Mysterious Wave – *TDS* wood screen
Lamps: nordari – Recycling Lamps
Art: LND Gallery and Hangout – Frank, Self-Portrait, Philip Glass by Chuck Close
I love autumn – or let’s precise it: I love the colors in autumn and how the nature changes – oh and I definitely love autumn food. What I do not like that much in autumn is indeed the weather and the chill in the air. You know – when you go out you are never dressed right. Either way too warm, or you freeze your ass off.
Autumn in secondlife is kind of special because it mainly is the, how I call it, romantic side of autumn. Like pumpkins and fallen leafes and thanksgiving and all that wonderful stuff. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that because it displays exactly that what people love about autumn. And when it comes to clothing you are never dressed wrong (weatherwise) in SL.
Nevertheless: Autumn hit the Mens Dept hard. I already showed you yesterday the Dufflecoat. Today it is the Parka from 22769 ~ casual couture. Also the parka is rigged mesh and it has mindblowing details like buttons and the wonderful hood with the orange lining. It just looks so real with all the folds and wrinkles. You will find the parka in four different colors in the new Mens Dept (opening on October 5th): black (shown here), white, green and blue.
And also from the Mens Dept are the Painter Pants from [Sheep Door]. I love the cut of those and also the folding is quite natural. Definitely a keeper if you are bored by your blue jeans. The Painter Pants are available in black and beige, and also in red, green and yellow check pattern.
Autumn also arrived at [CIRCA]. The “Time for Harvest” Fall Wheelbarrow is a wonderful prob and decoration for your autumn garden. Filled with all kinds of pumpkins it also includes this supercute pose shown above. The Wheelbarrow can be found at the Designer Warehouse and you better hurry up because the current cycle closes today! The vintage harvest banquet in the background is also from [CIRCA] and it is way lovely – perfect for having a nice dinner with friends under an autum theme.
Oh and in case you wonder where I took todays pictures: it is again a wonderful skybox, or better said dreamscene, from Garden Of Dreams. The cabin comes in an autumn and in a winter version. So it is 2 skyboxes in one – and it is way lovely!
List of stuff:
Table: CIRCA – Vintage Harvest Banquet
Dreamscene: Garden of Dreams – The Cabin