The Men’s Department – February

February is already upon us, bringing a new collection at the Men’s Department.  With a packed house of designers and creations, you will need to take your time perusing the amazing offerings – there is literally wall to wall goodies.

The Men’s Department is open now!


Style 411:

Skin-~Tableau Vivant~ Sean Skin – Tone 07 A

Hair-[INK] Hair___JIJI ::Coal (Available February 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-~Tableau Vivant~ Facial hair 06 A – Mutton chops

Jacket/Shirt-FATEwear Jacket – Kyle – Scripted (M)(Open)

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Peter – Scripted

Shoes-[Deadwool] Klaus shoes (male) – rigged – red (Available February 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Decor 411:

oyasumi / industrial coffee table / dark wood (Available February 5th @ The Mens Dept)

oyasumi / industrial chair / dark wood (Available February 5th @ The Mens Dept)

oyasumi / industrial lamp / dark metal / plugged (Available February 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Structure 411:

+CONVAIR+ Architect’s Loft

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)

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!

Lately I’ve Been Losing Sleep

Tableau Vivant just released a new hairstyle and beard for the Cosmetic Fair – Fall Edition.  The Talamasca Hair and mesh facial hair are available at Cosmetic Fair from October 15th thru the 30th.

Also at the event, the Skinnery has these great eyes in a variety of colors.  I have teal eyes, which are a shade not easily found, so when I find something close, usually aqua or a variant I get very excited.   The bruising and cuts on my face are from Lovely Disarray, also available at the event and come in a few different ways to wear – from bloody to a full face of ouch.

My nails are for the SLink hands and come from Action, also at the Cosmetic Fair.  I really like the realism of this nail set, it has less white on the nail tip and more of a roughness to it.

Also running now, The Body Modification Expo from 10th October to November 3rd, with 100 stores and tons of enhancements its a huge event to check out.  Lapointe & Bastchild have this great unisex S’wear “Lover’s” necklace.  The necklace has tons of options, from metals to the gems, but whats amazing about it is the ability to put whatever initials you want on the rings.  Right now it is half price at the expo, but after it will be full price again.

The great Fishing Cabin is a new release from Seven Emporium, available now at the The Garden.  It is a wonderful structure with a great deal of natural light source and versatility.

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

Hair-Tableau Vivant~ Talamasca Hair – Male (Available @ Cosmetic Fair – Fall Edition)

Facial Hair-Tableau Vivant~ Facial Hair (Available @ Cosmetic Fair – Fall Edition) & [K]lean Body Shop TMD Facial Hair – Beard

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

Necklace-Lapointe & Bastchild S’wear “Lover’s” necklace (Available @ The Body Modification Expo)

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-ACTION (Available @ Cosmetic Fair – Fall Edition)

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Baggy Billy

Structure-7- Fishing Cabin (Available @ The Garden October 15th thru November 10th 2013)

Pose-Inertia Box Set Stand

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!


Collabor88 is in full swing and packed with tons of items.  I am always so impressed by the creations the talented designers bring to the Collabor88 table.

One such beautiful creation is from Scarlet Apple, a stunning Remedy Caravan, with extraordinary wrought iron and weathered wood.  The caravan is not limited to just decor, the sides open up and allow for full space and breezy nights.  There is something magical and timeless about this caravan and I appreciate it dearly for it appeals to my vagabond heart.

To see all the items offered this October round, check out the full Collabor88 Catalog.

Tableau Vivant keeps creating wonderfully versatile hairstyles that really push for more than just the typical male short cut.  I love this shag length style for Collabor88, Kawashima, it has a curly quality and you don’t get to see that too often.

Valiant & Co. continues to gear up the gents and ladies with shoes that make your feet go “ah yeah that’s the stuff.”  Also available at Collabor88 for a sweet price in varying colors to make your feet happy.

New FATEwear release this week that was so perfect for the image I wanted to create with this beautiful caravan, I couldn’t have asked for anything more.  This vest shirt combo is smashing, giving a varying time frame feel, 60s to the present, absolutely brilliant.

The Wicked Peach is kickin’ out Slink enhancement nails that have a great versatility for guys and gals.


Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)

Hair-Tableau Vivant~ Kawashima I Hair – Male (Available @ Collabor88 October 8th)

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

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-{Wicked} Peach

*Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Joseph

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Baggy Billy

*Shoes-[Valiant] Verts (Available @ Collabor88 October 8th)

*Caravan-Scarlet Creative for Scarlet Apple Remedy Caravan Natural Earth (Available @ Collabor88 October 8th)


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Seeking Solace

I find shelter in this way
Under cover, hide away
Can you hear when I say
I have never felt this way

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)   Tuck-Hair (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-[LANEVO] BEARD – No.01 (Black)

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Tattoo-[Sleepy Bozer] – Phantograph (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Baggy Billy & Fabric Belt

Headphones-[geek.] Skit-tells Dubs -RECON- (Available @ Candy Fair October 4th)

*Shoes-DECO Legends – MESH Duck Boots (coal) (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pose 411:

Inertia – Sitback

Decor 411:

*MudHoney Stump Stool Medium Wood (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Sway’s Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / poles

*Sway’s Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / single

* S O R G O – STEAM Black GOLD((G)Display) (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

POST: Darkbloom Tattered Journal

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

SHOETOPIA Blogger Contest Reminder!

On October 15th, SHOETOPIA bloggers will be announced.  You still have time to enter!  I have put all the information I could here so you don’t have to wear out your soles.

Applications for bloggers are still open, you have until October 15th! Click to be taken to official blog for information.

The official ads were just recently put on FLICKR and a sneak peek of the build too! Check them out.

Official Shoetopia Website

Official Website Blogger Contest Info & Application (PLEASE NOTE: this is a 2 part application, so read very carefully what you need to do for a successful entry)

Official Flickr Blogger Contest

Here are my entries below: Taken August 15th & 17th 2013.  Best of luck to everyone!

Style 411: Entry #1 For Shoetopia 2013

Shoes from left to right
Kauna- Wingtip Brogues
Entente – Marche Shoes
Mr Poet Full Brogue Derby Shoes

Pants from left to right
Ispachi – Mason
FATEwear – Willard – Desert
Kauna – Trousers [LONG]: Black /w Black Belt

Pose – !bang bros

Style 411: Entry # 2 for Shoetopia

Credits: Left Middle Right

Skin-Glam Affair, League, Belleza
Hands-SLink Mesh Hands
Hair-Lelutka, Exile, Truth
Shoes-Redgrave, N-Core, Gos Boutique


Without Music The Silence Consumes

A brand spanking new Men’s Department goes live on October 5th, just in time to splash your fall with newness.  With 40 designers packing the TMD house this month, you will definitely come away with some great finds.  Here’s a few things to put on your watch list.

My stylish and materials ready hair comes from MONSO, I really love what MONSO is doing with hair, trendy and full of life, the strands look silky and lush and full.  I’m really keen on the way this Jay style pulls back into a small ponytail, the detail is superb!

Barmaley continues to gear both males and females with everyday wear, styles to live in, move in and enjoy the adventures of life.  This Zamok jacket has some great detail in the metals, zippers and check out the amazing labels, nice touch!

SORGO, making trendy and brilliant glasses left and right, the TMD glasses Steam are fun, in a variety of styles from wood to basic black and in glasses or clear versions so nerd up or sun up!

Ispachi, a name that has led the styles for dudes since I can remember, and keep advancing the styles and accessories to new heights.  My headphones are called Attero Futuristic Vintage, and they are legen…wait for it, …dary, legendary!  With a highly detailed hud, color change of the main phones, metals and get this, the headphones come with a music player you can hold or use as a prop.  How awesome is the LED glow!

Decor, yeah this category rocks every time, and one reason is FLOORPLAN.  Always witty, every detail completely fulfilling and perks of modification so you can enjoy FLOORPLAN items in various colors and prints.  You have to add a title of genius to FLOORPLANs creator, I mean she created a stache marquee, brilliant!  And brilliantly lit it is, bulbs with such detail and a nice subtle light.  Plug it in and enjoy!

All this and more to come for this upcoming October TMD round, for more ads and blogger previews, take a look at the official TMD flickr group.

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)

*Hair-[monso] My Hair – Jay/ Regular Pack 2 (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Glasses-S O R G O – STEAM Black GOLD(SG) (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

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

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-{Wicked} Peach – Like A Sir Nails

*Headphones & Music Player-ISPACHI [Attero Futuristic Vintage Headphones & Music Player] (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Shirt-Barmaley Zamok (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Grip Billy & Fabric Belt

Shoes-Entente Sentier Boots

Pose 411:

MORPHINE Store My Reason

Decor 411:

*FLOORPLAN Mustache Marquee (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

BAZAR Toronto House

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Oh Oh The Sweetest Thing

It’s time for Candy Fair-you heard me, a fair about sweet treats!  Opening its chocolate fudge cascading doors October 4th thru October 18th, you will surely need a dentist for all the sweet treat cavities you’ll be sporting from the sugary fun.

Items vary from props & poses to decor and even fashion with the candy theme.  Spanning 3 frosty sweet sims, I suggest a large wagon to take home your haul.

You can get a visual treat during the waiting period at the official Candy Fair flicker group.

Candy Fair V3 Poster

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)

Hair-Action Paul

Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00

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

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-{Wicked} Peach – Like A Sir Nails

Shirt-ISPACHI Mesh [Adam Semi-Casual Layered Top] (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Skinny Billy & Fabric Belt

Shoes-Entente Marche Shoes – Homme 

Pose & Prop 411:

* HopScotch-Candy Fluff – 2 (Available @ Candy Fair October 4th)

*HopScotch-Yummi Bear – Blueberry (Available @ Candy Fair October 4th)

Decor 411:

*{what next} Cocoa-On-The-Go Cart

Location 411:

Small Town Of Green

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!