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)


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!

Mi Corazon Morir

Tableau Vivant has a new version of David and Lucis for Halloween, the Horror editions.  The Horror edition skins are available now as well as a brand new hairstyle called Vlodovic.  The hair comes in male or female which is really great, and all the wonderful colors you love from Tableau Vivant.

My stunning pinstripe suit is a new release from Lapointe & Bastchild.  It comes with several variations in a streamlined HUD, texture change for vest, pants, jacket and tie.  Find your combination and sport this look in a variety of ways, a great addition to your formal wear.

Style 411:

*Skin-~Tableau Vivant~ Lucis Skin -Horror edition 03 C

*Hair-~Tableau Vivant~ Vlodovic Hair – Male M – Fatpack

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

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair – Strap 1 – Black & -dDx- Leonardo (Black)

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Nails-The Wicked Peach Jolly Roger (Rare) (Available @ The Willow Street Garden October 21st-31st)

*Suit-Lapointe & Bastchild Tuxedo”Modern Closed Pinstripe”

Pose-Diesel Works – Adam

* 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!

The Men’s Department September – Let The Music Play

The September collection of the Men’s Department will be available on September 5th, just a few short days away!  With a new build, new logo design by Mikel Monk and a 3D version in world by Isla Gealach, TMD is going strong and the grid is all the better for it.

TMD is still one of my favorite events, because it is not limited to just male fashion, but does indeed get us gents nicely styled up!  Original creations abound and no matter what combination of items are offered, there is surely something you can take with you to enhance your SLife.

This amazing fedora from DECO was screaming my name, my love of hats and especially the fedora style made it a must have.  I really love the weathered band, making this hat say yeah, I’ve been around and seen some things!

The stellar bowling shirts from BlankLine are a must have for any gent, just look at the detail! Tons of colors to choose from, but we all know red is my personal favorite.

Labyrinth has this great skin called Silver, it is a TMD edition with a “Road Beard” which you have to see up close for its artsy detail.  Please try the demo before you buy, that way you can see for yourself if the beard will be your thing.

The boots I am wearing are from ADJUNCT, a favorite designer of mine since my first days here in SecondLife.  The Cactus FLower Boot has a beautiful stitching on the boot tip and the heel is wood just like my good old cowboy boots in real life.  Amazing detail and they go with just about anything.

The tattoo I wear is from a new shop to me called [Ner .Ink] Tattoo Store.  I really love the feather detail on the arms, it makes me think of flight and the freedom of winged beings from birds to angels.

All of this and much more will be available for this newest round of TMD, hope to see you there!

The 411:

Skin-Labyrinth- Silver Skin MD Edition – “Road Beard” (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hat-DECO – MESH Tropical Fedora (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shirt-BlankLine BowlingShirts_Male_A-Red (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Tattoo- [Ner .Ink] Tattoo Loyal Truth * ( 2 ) (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-L&B Jeans Moto – Denim Multi

Shoes-Adjunct – Cactus Flower Boot – Honey – Right (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Trumpet-BALACLAVA!! Marchin’ On – Lead Trumpet (Prior Arcade Gacha Item)

Pose-Inertia knee grip


Set Fire To The Rain


The 411:

Skin-Sacred- TYLER skin (Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

Hair-Action Darmody Veganic HAIR

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi MESH Eyes – teal

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

Facial Hair- dDx- Leonardo (Black)

*Shirt-L&B Swear “Moto” Tank

*Pants-L&B Pants Moto – Cotton Multi

Shoes-DECO – MESH His Showdown Boots

Pose-pose maniacs Apolo

Location-NekoZone Central


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

And All That Jazz

The 411:

Skin-Belleza Jacob SK

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours

Hat- flow . Hat – The Joshua Tree (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shirt-T-REDGRAVE Summer Shirt Adam – Black (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Undershirt-Entente- Classic Tee – Red – Short Sleeve

Necklace-KOSH- AVAIN NECKLACE -pewter

*Pants-L&B Pants (Tucked)-( MED) Moto – Ribbed Leather Multi

Shoes-[Gos] Triumph Boots – Male – Oxblood – Tight

Guitar-.:Standby Inc. – World Tour – Electric Guitar [Flame] (for Rez)

Dice-the Dice by Abiss (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Bench-22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decks Chair (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*:CP: Crail Bookcases (Available for The Neighbourhood August 3rd @ Midnight – 24 HRS only!)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Road To Nowhere

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Birth Vince Skin (straw) clean

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes- PC Jaded Eyes – Jade – medium bright (Available April 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Hair-[Atro Patena] – Arsen_Black (Available April 19th thru 27th @ MWFW 2013)

Facial Hair-[CheerNo] FacialHair II Dark_A#2

Hands[CheerNo] Hands_M#11 L [Mesh] & [M#12 R [Mesh]

Glasses-K_gs Razaera

*Jacket-L&B Swear Jacket – “Classic” Black Leather Multi

Pants-D R O P .  Jeans  Roll Up trial (Dark)  (Available April 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pose-Expressive Poses – Derrick

LocationPixel Dreams

A Sharp Dressed Man

My go to tuxedos have always been by Lapointe & Bastchild.  I was even married in one.  Paul Lapointe knows a great tux, with options and unique appeal.  Yesterday he released his classic tuxedo in mesh!  I was overjoyed, and even battling the Hell Flu that won’t go away, I logged in right away to grab mine to try on.

A very awesome surprise is that the tuxedo comes with many options, built into a snazzy hud that makes dressing up extremely simple.  There are three different colors avaiable for purchase.  I am wearing the claret of course as my favorite color is red, but you can get it in slate and gold as well.

This is a must have addition for your wardrobe especially now for the holiday season, you’ll be glad you snatched it up.

A Sharp Dressed Man

A Sharp Dressed Man

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile 6th Avenue Heartache:Midnight
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012)
Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01
Suit-Lapointe & Bastchild “Modern Black Open Tuxedo” Set in Black with Claret Vest Wedding Suit
Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Black & White

Collabor88: The Land Of Enchantment

I woke up today, thinking about my childhood; growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   This round of Collabor88 is full of the beautiful Southwest colors that I grew up with, and the feel of the Southwest oasis I will always miss. From sky blues and earth tones to turquoise and silver jewelry and a combination of Spanish and Native American art, decor and culture-the Collabor88 designers did not only capture it perfectly but they went above and beyond as usual.

When I saw WIPs (works in progress) from Isla Gealach for her items this round, I started on my nostalgic journey, likely why my childhood and high school years have been at the forefront of my mind, for she has painted a scene that could be a postcard for New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

My ancestors on mon Mama’s side came to New Mexico in the late 1800s from Galicia, Spain.  My grandfather was born in 1914 and between the arrival of my family and his birth New Mexico was owned by Mexico.  When New Mexico became a state in the U.S.A., my family owned a great deal of land in New Mexico in Guadalupe and Santa Fe.  A rich Spanish culture combined with Native American, mostly Navajo, created the rich tapestry that is New Mexico.

Mon Mama tells tales of how her great grandmother would say that they called New Mexico the Land of Enchantment for it was enchanted by duendes (faerie) and still held the magic of the land, rich in soil and flourishing with energy.  The women in my family are all Curandera’s, or healers much like shamans.  Women of the land, in tuned with Nature and the healing of spirit and mind.  They were/are powerful women, and as enchanting as the land they claimed for their own.

There is a very powerful feel to New Mexico, you  notice it the moment you cross the state line, the equivalent of taking Valium   A misconception about the state is that it is a barren dessert.  It is not so, for my childhood was spent in vast lush forest mountains, running through pine trees, watching deer and wild animals drink water from rich flowing creeks and rivers.    It is not the desert that most picture, dry, hot, with dirt for miles and miles-that would more aptly describe Nevada.

I will always hold a special place in my heart for New Mexico, and now, thanks to Isla Gealach, I can always have a little piece of that heaven to re-visit through her beautiful creation, the Sweetwater Room.

The Land of Enchantment

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Redgrave Cruz Black

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Shaggy Dark Black 2

Eyes-.ID. Spark [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

Jacket-FATEwear Jacket – James – Lagoon & Tundra Tee

Ring-(Yummy) Boho Ring – Turquoise (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Necklace-MG – Necklace – Tarifa – Short 2 (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchild S’Wear Mesh Jeans – Mens – Flats Mid Blue BootCut

Shoes-Schadenfreude Amargosa Boots (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Structure & Decor-:CP: Sweetwater Room (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Pose-marukin willow pensive  (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)