Around The World has some fantastic surprises to offer – and it is my pleasure to show you some items today you maybe would not expect at a “usual fashion fair”. But then again – Around The World is so much more then that. The idea behind the event is to bring all cultures of the world together in one event and let designers become inspired by a special region. And for me inspiration is the key point of everything in second life.
REMY are in the african section and the offerings in their tent are awesome. There is one thing that immediately catched my eye tho: the Beast Hood. The hood – or cape if you like that better – is unisex and comes in 3 different sizes and also with or without fur cast. It is a rigged mesh piece and it is just beautiful done. You can find 7 styles at the booth in Africa.
Fallen Gods are also part of the Around The World fair and Mondra already blogged some furniture from their subbrand ~Libertine~ here. But Fallen Gods would not be what they are if they would not also offer some astonishing skin work at the fair also. Creator Alia Baroque released a complete new skin line exclusive for the event. And since the Fallen Gods booth is located in the Middle East the inspiration is the sun (aureum), marble and sand. And it is hard to pick a favorite one because every skin has something that immediately catches my attention. I must say that I love the “dune riffles” on the sand skin a lot. The Aureum Skin (left) has spakles and sunflare like textures – and the marble one speaks for itself. In other words: the skins are epic and perfect for an unique look and definitely for roleplay.
List of stuff:
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Gen 4 – Sea Weed
It is funny – in the current Mens Dept. you can find items from different designers that follow one vibe. This time it definitely is skating. But let us start at the beginning: I wanted to go with a complete different look and therefor I purchased the Pilot Cardigan from <HVK> – that is obviously not shown here because <HVK> have a special kind of “shoppingbag” for their items which is the skateboard with the pose you can see above. And I have had a good laugh when I saw this and I somewhat wanted to create a look around this one. And for the cardigan – I will feature the knit from <HVK> in a further post for sure, because it is fabulous.
The denims with the wrapped around shirt are from !gO! and I really love the look of them. Also the shirt moves of course with your walk and shows once again the creativity of designers with mesh. The bicolor v-neck comes from [LV]SOLIDe and comes in 4 different styles and of course, like the pants from !gO!, in mesh male standard sizing.
The super curly hair is from [IRUCO] and is their latest release. Definitely a must if you are not going for the usual haircut in secondlife. The fantastic necklace comes from KOSH. The “Adain Necklace” can be found in the Mens Dept. in five different styles (black, chopper, silver, gold and shown here: brass) and this time you also can find the matching rings at the Mens Dept. I especially love of course the flawless texturing and the brilliant crafting of the necklace which is with every KOSH item I saw. Also you get not only the male version but also the female version and both options are also included with the chest- and spine attachment points. My eyes are from Poetic Colors and have been an item in a previous cycle of the Mens Dept.
List of stuff:
Skin: KENTO – Preston T2
Hair: [iruco] hair28 (black)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Autumn Eyes “October Rain”
Sneakers: [JP]:dsg. – Sneakers (Groupgift)
Skateboard and Pose: <HVK> – Shoppingbag (comes with every purchase of <HVK>)
Picture taken here.
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
Welcome weekend – and if you have no plans for today let me recommend L’accessoires to you. Soooo – you think accessories are only for girls and there are only a bunch of earrings and necklaces and – well – girly kind of stuff? You are wrong! First of all fashion simply does not work without that little extra and second there is a lot of boys stuff to find. Well lets start with the Casquette, wich is french for cap or hat.
AZOURY are offering a wide range of Casquettes at L’accessoires and what I love most about them is the quirky design. The ear and the back flaps are folding out like petals and you can not only choose your favorite color for the boondoggle, but also between a plain, leatherish, version of the Casquette and an argyle one. Each style is 249 L$. The Casquettes are unisex – so if you have a bad hair day or want to pimp your looks – check in at L’accessoires.
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I love green. And somehow it is funny how this translates to my second life. I mean – we can do everything in here and we can be whatever we want to but it is these little things like a favorite color that gives us personality. Green is also the main color of this rather flamboyant Dandy Jacket by 22769 ~ casual couture. There are four different styles available at the Mens Dept. and well – clearly I picked the greenish one. The interesting part: you can wear the jacket also without shirt and regarding the shirt itself: there are six different colors in every package of the Dandy Jacket. Again – the shirts can not be worn solo since they are only covering the bits the jacket does not and I assume (without having any clue about making mesh clothing – I am only good in wearing it) it has something to do with the whole rigging process. But anyways – the deal is as fabulous as the jacket itself is.
Green again. If you are reading our blog for some time now you hardly see me wearing other eyes then green once. And believe me – I tried. But somehow it looks plain wrong when I wear blues or hazels or greys or even reds and what else the creators have to offer in SL. The eyes are mesh, and as the quality tells they come again from Poetic Colors. Lano Ling, the creator, dedicated the new selection of his eyes to the ocean. And indeed – the colors and reflections are crisp and wonderful realistic. I am wearing “sea weed” but of course you find other colors also at the display of Poetic Colors at the Mens Dept.
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Hair: Dura – Dura-Boy 07 (black)