The Men’s Department – December

Gearing up for Winter?  The Men’s Department has you covered!  This great round for December is full of warm weather clothing, shoes and decor for the season.  The doors to TMD opened at midnight and will run for the entire month of December.

The Men’s Department is a great place to get gifts for the people in your SLife.  Ladies, take those gents for some new threads, and find some for yourself as well as many designers have unisex items.  Not to mention the loads of decor and accessories available in one convenient location.  Happy shopping!

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Shades of Blue – Turquoise (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-[INK] Hair___AGAINST ::Coal .ID. Shades of Blue – Turquoise (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Ring-ASO!Vintage Alphabet Ring (HEART PK) RARE (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Coat-::K:: Chesterfield Coat Navy (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Undershirt-[W&B] Mark Long Sleeve Henley LONESTAR

Pants-FATEplay – Matt Pants – Original ( Available @ Geeks ‘n Nerds fair)

Shoes-[LOVE RE ME]Boots#02 black*white (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pose-Poseology (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Fuel Your Inner Child

December 1st, The Arcade is open and in full swing!  The chiming and clanging of the machines, the music from the carousel, the smell of cotton candy and confections, and the flashing of colorful lights paint this inner childs dream event.

I hope you were able to save up that gacha money and the machines are generous with their rares.  If you see me kicking a machine, do not fret, it likely isnt being nice and giving me something rainbow!  My inner child has a great time at the Arcade and I hope you do as well, the event takes a great deal of time and the creativity is boundless.  What treasures will you find, what is that one thing on The Arcade Shopping Guide that you must have?

This round my must have was the Love camera you see me wearing in the photos below.  Skillfully crafted from bbqq, it was a must have to capture the precious moments with Gabriella.

To make your Arcade experience more enjoyable, consider wearing a full body invisible alpha and taking off all those huds and gadgets to lessen your own lag.  Be sure to visit the many social networks and sites for the Arcade and above all, enjoy your time at this fun filled event!



Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua

Hair-Truth – Jon

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Outfit-FATEplay – Matt – Original (Available @ Geeks ‘n Nerds fair)

Shoes-[ h ] All Stars – Men – Red

Pose-Diesel Works – Gabriel

Arcade Gacha Items 411:

Glasses-:NuDoLu: Mes lunettes DIY [chat] (resize) – Etoile Rubis (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Ears & Tail-+Half-Deer+ Patchwork Army – Rainbow Cat  (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Camera-*bbqq*-lomo camera-love(wear) RARE (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Arcade Gacha Events

The Official Photo Contest Rules & Information – Good luck to everyone who enters!

The Arcade Shopping Guide

The Arcade Flickr Group

(Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

London Calling

I have always had a love for all things British.  On mon Papa’s side of the family my ancestry comes from Manchester, planting the interest from a young age.  From music to clothing trends, food and of course beer and cider.  One day I hope to visit the magnificent city of London.  In the meantime I will continue to collect my UK and British memorabilia and themed items.  That’s become very easy lately in SecondLife with all our amazing creators designing and bringing us fun Brit themed goodies.

One such favorite of mine is the multi-talented and ever brilliant Wavie Haller.  Valiant & Co. has there styles of shoes at Shoetopia and you are not too late to head over to snatch them up, lag free!  The Union version of the Journey boots are my favorite, sporting a perfectly placed union jack and stomping soles fit for a proper mosh pit.  A must have for your shoe collection, oh and female versions available!

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-Action Paul Veganic

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Glasses-K_g GEEKglasses

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Necklace-MG – Necklace – London Time (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

Suit-etham Mateo Coat (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-[Deadwool] Jeans + belt (dark blue)

*Shoes-[Valiant] Journeys – Union (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor-::Fabuleux:: ArtLight London, 7 – Flag – Union Jack

Structure-MESHWORX – Urban Oasis (Available @ faMESHed November 1st 2013)

Pose-Diesel Works – Gabriel

Shopping Spree

A man in a suit, dapper and sharp exuding confidence and intrigue.  Perhaps these are the qualities of a suit that creator Zaara Kohime envisioned when she created this magnificent Zaara classic suit for men.

In a multitude of colors and a hud full of shirt colors and tie patterns, this suit means business.  I could not decide what colors I wanted, and by the time I had narrowed it down, it was best to just get the fatpack to mix and match my suit needs.  I am happy with the choice, an investment in my attire.  To see the vivid hud and all of its options please visit the official Zaara website.

A dashing suit needs the perfect shoes and Lapointe & Bastchild have just released three new styles of dress shoes for men at Shoetopia.  I wear the exclusive 100% donation pair of Traditional Lace-Up, which come with a hud full of built in socks and sock-less options that equally come with a skin matching hud.


Dressing up your home with finery is as much of an enjoyable and fulfilling venture as your attire.  Fine metals, gold filigree, silver inlay and textures from far off lands create an ambiance of decadence.  Apple Fall has finery down to an art, truly resplendent decor that can be used in such a wide array of decorating needs and styles.  Antique pieces, artistic patterns and plush suede, give the gift of finery to your home with this beautiful Black & Gold set from Apple Fall at Collabor88.

All of this splendor is housed in the unique and extraordinary Scarlet Apple Neva Captain House, themed in Industrial Chic, it is truly a wonder to be seen.  You may not find a more unique abode to dwell within than this.  See for yourself at Collabor88.


Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-Action Paul Veganic

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Suit-Zaara : Classic Suit

Shoes-L&B “Dress Shoe” Traditional LaceUp (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor-Apple Fall (Available @ Collabor88)

Structure-Scarlet Creative for Scarlet Apple – Neva Captain House (Available @ Collabor88)

Pose & Prop-!bang – tossed boxes (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)


Shoetopia – Flow And Gachas

Shoetopia will open its doors on November 15th, and if you thought it was just about shoes, it’s not!  The heavenly sole filled event also has GACHAS!  We all love Gachas, the ring ding ding of the machines and seeking out that item you must have.  Shoe themed items and poses galore await in the Shoetopia gacha areas upon both sims.  What treasures will you find?Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-[INK] Hair___OGLE ::Black (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair & Labyrinth Huge Burns Beard

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Bowtie-Adjunct – Classic Bowtie 3.0 – Paisley

*Gloves-A:S:S – Slink fingerless glove appliers

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

Shirt-[Deadwool] Durden shirt – (blue denim)

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Straight Billy

Shoes-flow . Alpargata Red (Gacha Item) (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor-*A.D.D. Andel!Wooden Rainbow Decor Gacha & [tea.s] Memories Box (Gacha) (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013) 

Pose & Prop-[tea.s] Vintage Camera [M] – RARE (Gacha Item) (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Shoetopia – Adjunct

Shoetopia – a veritable shoe heaven, will open its pearly gates to indulge your soles November 15th, 2013.  The sim design indeed is heavenly, a Utopia for shoe lovers.  Spread out in an open layout of two sims, with angelic archways and crystal blue skies, you are among the clouds as you venture through the shoe heaven.

At the heart of the event is SOLES4SOULS, the events charity of choice.  A bit about the charity:

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.  The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

With the devastating damage in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, each participating designer will be offering up an item that will see 100% of its proceeds go directly to Soles4Souls, which is already hard at work aiding this catastrophic time.

The event is more than just a shopping spree, it is for a cause, and I hope that you will be a part of that.

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My shoes are the exclusive item from ADJUNCT.  This highly detailed, exceptional penny loafer comes in three colors and an option for socks.  In addition ADJUNCT creator Josh Latham aka myvegancookbook has created a set of lively colored fun socks for you to add to your closet.

I wore penny loafers all through high school, even put the shiny copper penny in the tongue, so when I saw these I had to have them.  The leather quality is exceptional, just enough shine and a soft feel.  The fit is superb and no adjustments were required, the shoe is fantastic.  Add it to your collection for casual or formal needs.

Heading on over to The Men’s Department, the newest creation from Isla Gealach is a must have.  Cheeky Pea’s Nolan Foosball Table’s are a must have for any recreation room, bar or fun area.  Highly detailed materials enabled mesh, the foosball tables come in two different styles of wood, bare and painted as well as PG and Adult.  The Adult brings a whole new meaning to GOAL!

Also at TMD, MESHWORX has created these spicy pin – up covered Infinity tables and chairs.  Beautifully textured, smooth and minimalist with sexy pin – up girls decorating the surfaces, very unique and without saying a must buy!

Off to Collabor88 you will find the gorgeously spacious Industrial Loft from Barnesworth Anubis.  Barnes never fails to create something spectacular, detailed and unique.  I love the open bay windows that lead to a spacious patio.  The loft is very roomy and was perfect for a recreational room at Chez Raynier.  

FLOORPLAN brings fun to your home decor yet again at Collabor88 with the Eiffel Tower Marquee.  Multi-texture change on touch, beautiful detailing, this was a must have for my place as I am of French decent.  Its rather adorable and I plan to put it in little Raynier’s room when the time comes.

Ring a ding ding, time for doorbells!  Intrigue Company has doorbells for your decor needs this round of Collabor88.  I was a bit stumped at first where to place them, but the fireplace area was just perfect for them to be displayed.  In multiple metals, and three different styles these doorbells have tons of detail packed into them.  Put them at your door or use them in unique ways, they are truly “chiming”!

Additional non-event items can be found in the credits, have a great day!

Official Shoetopia Website

Official Collabor88 Website

Official The Men’s Department Website

For more sneak peeks of Shoetopia, visit the official Flickr group

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-Action Darmody

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

*Shirt/Vest/Tie-FATEwear Suit – Norton

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Straight Billy

Socks-Adjunct – Sock Tops – Argyle Set – Medium & Up – Argyle (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Shoes-Adjunct Penny Loafer – Black (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor 411:

*MESHWORX – Infinity Table Pinup 07 (Mod/Copy) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*:CP: Nolan Painted Foosball Table (Adult) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

7 – Route 66 Sign

::Fabuleux:: ArtLight Paris

*floorplan. eiffel tower marquee (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Intrigue Co. – Golden Doorbell: Engraved (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Sway’s Lamp [meow] plugged – blue

Structure 411:

*[ba] industrial loft (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Pose 411:

*:CP: Nolan Painted Foosball Table (Adult) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Steam Cajun and the Squirrel Gadgeteers

The Squirrel Gadgeteer’s worked all day and night, fixing up my gear while I went over the calculations for the time tube.  The future had stolen me away from a time that I did not wish to leave, a time that had her in it.  I had to get back to her, at any cost or die trying.  The tube was risky, but I knew, she was there, waiting and wondering where I had gone to, I could feel the echo of her tears.  I would return to her, and leave this world of steam and metal, for love.Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-~Tableau Vivant~Beck Hair – Male S – FatPack (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair – Strap 1 – Black & DECO Alphamale Goatee

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Goggles-!Ohmai : Steampunk Squirrel Goggles – Human Ver (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Chest Piece-Keallach ~ Necklace (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Wings-[ContraptioN] Junkyard Devil Wings *hallow’s eve* (Former Oh My Gacha Item)

Belt-RO – Bullet F****** Belt

Pants-DECO MESH Islander Shorts

Shoes-DECO MESH Paraboots (caution) (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

Hat Prop-.n… Bowler Hat + Pin

*Companions-!Ohmai : Steampunk Squirrels (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

The Men’s Department – November

It is November 5th, opening day for The Men’s Department!  The November collection of TMD is amazing, full of home decor, accessories, clothing and more, for gents and the ladies too.  Each round just keeps getting better and TMD is literally packed with wall to wall items at stellar prices.

The jacket and shirt combo I have on is Blankline’s November TMD offering, a nice casual button jacket that comes in brown, black and gray.

The skin I have on is new Clef de Peau – Martin for TMD.  The skin is nicely youthful and comes in a variety of tones with SLink AvEnhance hand and feet applier huds!  That is something that I wish all our amazing skin designers would create and include in their skins for us, matching with this system is just a must.

Over at FAMESHED, Valiant & Co. have released the David Hat & Hair, the first hair from Valiant we have seen so far and it’s a great start to what I hope will be more to come.  The HUD is packed with textures and you can get a variety of hair color tones – please try demos to find which will be right for you.

Also at FAMESHED, MESHWORX launched the Urban Oasis which is a garage included structure that I can’t imagine not having a use for it is so huge and extremely roomy with that brilliant detail all MESHWORX items hold.

New Lapointe & Bastchild shoes were just released, fully mesh and HUD packed with not only leather styles and colors but socks too!  So many choices and a fluid fit, the new shoes from Lapointe & Bastchild really make footwear simple and sleek.

New males poses from oOo Studio were the perfect match for this photo.  The Zachary set is out now!

Style 411:

*Skin-Clef de Peau:Martin:T3 Dark Brows (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua

*Hat-[Valiant] David Hat & Hair (Mono4)  (Available @ faMESHed November 1st 2013)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair – Strap 1 – Black

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Jacket & Shirt-Blankline 3 Button Jacket Black (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Straight Billy

*Shoes-Lapointe & Bastchild “Dress Shoe” WingTip v3

Pose-oOo Studio Zachary

Structure-MESHWORX – Urban Oasis (Available @ faMESHed November 1st 2013)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!


EPIA released this highly detailed combat uniform aptly named the Versatile Combat Uniform, which is script controlled for texture change and features rolled up sleeves, hood up and more.  The textures come in different colors but even better, different pattern styles.  Built in boots for a flawless fit, this is an awesome uniform to have in your SLife.

Labyrinth Starchild of Labyrinth skins has released a line of mens mesh heads for his skinline.  Perfectly matched to his skins, the heads are HUD controlled with options such as: color change (blond, brown, black) for brows, hairbase and facial hair.  The head itself if photo-realistic and pre-packed with tons of facial hair options.  You need to read the instructions at the purchase terminal carefully as you are not only selecting which head you want but you need to buy the tone of skin HUD to go with it.  All demos are available and I suggest you demo them all to find the right one for you.

Style 411:

*Skin-Labyrinth– Mesh Head Skin (Med)

*Mesh Head-Labyrinth Hugo Mesh Head Shape (Rogue Series)

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua

Hat-Entente- Castro Hat

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Outfit-(epia) – Versatile Combat Uniform MASTERPACK

Weapon & Backpack – DECO – MESH Survivalist Backpack & Rifle

Pose-STAKEY All American

*Tent & Decor-What Next Pine Ridge Camping Set (Available @ The Garden October 15th thru November 10th 2013)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Disgruntled Repairs

FATEplay has a huge release of costumes that are perfect for Halloween and many different roleplay scenarios.  I am sporting the Mechanic which comes with a killer wrench, and hud to use the weapon in a pose which you see in the photo or to strike and animate into a threatening bash of steel.  All the costumes come with a unique weapon, male and female versions of these are available and you can even buy the bundled weapon pack if you just cant get enough tools for your trade.

I am wearing a new skin from eep who you already might be familiar with their amazing hair.  This is the first of their skins, and it is nicely textured, masculine and comes in a variety of tones.  Be sure to check out the demo so you can see more of the skin and determine if its a good fit for your look.

Consignment released an adult version of the Stepside bed which you can get an upgrade of if you bought the PG version already for a discounted price at The Garden.


No Avatars Were Harmed In The Making Of This Photo

Style 411:

Skin-eep – skin 001 . tan . dark brows

Eyes-[theSkinnery] Maple eye – Turquoise (Available @ Cosmetic Fair – Fall Edition)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TMD Facial Hair – Beard

Facial Cuts & Bruises-Lovely Disarray – Vital Hostility [Facial Cuts ONLY] (Available @ Cosmetic Fair – Fall Edition)

Hat-DECO – MESH Ratty Ballcap

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Outfit-FATEplay – J.D.

*Shoes-[Valiant] Lexington Boots

Pose-FATEplay – Prop – Pipe Wrench (HD)(bloody) (Built in pose)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!