Skin Fair 2013 Preview – FRUK

FRUK has made a name in avatar enhancements, bringing not only skins but great beards and eyebrow alternatives and shapes.

For Skin Fair 2013 FRUK is offering Jeremy, a new male skin that has major versatility.

I did not take the shots of the skin with any attachments, no fancy ears or mesh hands, that way you can see it very raw to get a feel for the core of the skin.

Absolutely no editing has been done to the images here, I put them in a frame and that is all.  Windlight settings were used from the Firestorm viewer for a little depth.  As always you are encouraged to try out demos so that you can see what it looks like on you with your shape or try the shapes FRUK has to offer.

I really like the smoothness of this skin and the subtle contours in the body.  Not overly muscular and not lacking in tone at all.  It can definitely be used for a wide array of ages and styles.  The hairbase is great with a subtle fade and short burns.

I went with a lighter tone than I usually wear on myself but it was just such a great coloring that it became my favorite right away.

When Skin Fair opens, be sure to check out all the facial hair that FRUK has to offer, they have tons!

FRUK Jeremy

A description from the FRUK about the skin follows:

This skin line has been exclusively designed for this years Skin Fair 2013. It will be available from 15th to 31st March at this event and then in Fruks flagship store when the event finishes.

The skin itself is called Jeremy and he comes in 6 shades.
Each shade comes with 2 hair base tattoo layers (black and brown) both modifiable and copy.
Plus one body hair tattoo layer (modifiable and copy).
There is also a Jeremy shape available to purchase to accompany the skin.
There are also extensive facial hair options to purchase at Fruk to customize these skins.

Skin Fair will take place from Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 31.

Official website

What I Am Wearing:

*Skin-FRUK Jeremy (Available @ Skin Fair 2013 March 15th)

*Eyes-Zanzo Kawa (Anano)

Pants-<HVK> Boxer Briefs [Plaid V2] Red (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Socks-Pig Suspender Socks Fire Engine Red

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Supreme / Multi-color


*Promotional Copies – Thank You!

TMD: Bromance!


All The Dudes Are Wearing:  [LOVE RE ME]Letter Jacket(various colors) (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Pose & Prop-Exposeur Fall Bromance Bench (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Credits from left to right.

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Facial Hair-Sacred 2.0 Goatee

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

Hair-Redgrave Cruz Black

Hairbase-Redgrave Cruz Black

Shirt-NANUK ture tee plain (holes)

Jacket-[LOVE RE ME]Letter Jacket (Red) Plain (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)
Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jimmy – VolcanicTundra

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Senesy / Multi-color

What Mathias Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jacob Tan

Hair-Exile Tidal Midnight

Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Eyes Blue

Jacket-[LOVE RE ME]Letter Jacket (Indigo) Plain (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Undershirt-Pig Dad Tank Periwinkle

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jimmy – ArcticOcean

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Supreme / Multi-color

What Cameron Is Wearing:

Skin-BIRTH Thor Skin (light)

Eyes-poetic colors classic gen4 – last sun

Hair-Exile AJ:Hollywood

Jacket-[LOVE RE ME]Letter Jacket (Green) Plain +innerwear (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jimmy – LondonAlley

Shoes-Adjunct Canvas Sneaker Black

What Chase Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Dylan SK 

Hair-DECO MESH Sloppy Mohawk (mana)

Hairbase-MADesigns BLACK Hair Base ~ Tribe 1

Eyes-.ID. Heterochromia Blue/Green


Tattoo-[Sleepy Bozer] Ocean Planet

Jacket-[LOVE RE ME]Letter Jacket (Black) Plain + innerwear (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jimmy – LondonAlley

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. HighPads – Black

When The Wife’s Away

Mrs. Raynier and I have had a very busy schedule the past 2 weeks.  The kind of weeks that make you forget which day of the week it is and miss each other like crazy.  Making time to spend together is paramount and to make that more possible, I tend to things while Gabriella is busy so that when she returns I am finished with anything that might take me away from spending time with her.

Today was one of those days, where the laundry had piled up so high I had to name it Mount Stinky!  While ma cherie amour Gabriella was off running errands, I decided to tackle Mount Stinky and get our house tidied up.

Chores are not fun, but a necessity that when you let them go, become even more annoying.  I tend to be the type who procrastinates the chores I dislike most and leave those for last.  After washing all the stinky clothes, the next step was ironing.  I have ironed my clothing since it was safe to do so at a very young age.  I went through a phase were I even ironed my socks.  But no matter what age I have been during my ironing moments, I have always thought the ironing board definitely had to be a cousin to surf boards.  So I hopped on ours and as I can often do, got distracted with my silly antics.  A half hour later I had to kick my butt back on track and get to the ironing!

There was so much that I am sure I am suffering carpel tunnel now and if my back doesnt stop hurting I’ll be in the tub all afternoon.  But the task was finally done, and one less thing to keep me from spending quality time with Mrs. Raynier.

You can snatch up the great ironing board and props from LISP during the ARCADE Gacha Event opening to the public on September 15th!  Thank you Pandora for making chores fun!

When The Wifes Away

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Melvin Black

*Eyes-Poetic Colors classic gen4 – tropical reef – small medium  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Light, Aphotic Gloom A.G. Magnus Facial Hair Sideburns #1 Clean

Shirt & Vest-SEY Gilet(FAT)+T-shirt (fatpack on sale on marketplace 40% off until Sept. 20th)

Pants-FATEwear Pants – John – Lagoon

Shoes-Adjunct Canvas Sneaker – MENS – Brown/Cinnamon

*Structure-DECO The Mumbai Sky Loft (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Decor-*LISP – Dolly Days Ironing Board – Red, Dolly Days Rugs, Dolly Days Baskets  (Available @ ARCADE Gacha Event September 15th) ,:CP: Old Memories Mirror – Dark, PILOT Four Walls Hunt – Pipe Shelf v2, Snyder Tie Rack, Sway’s [Piggy Bank]s (Available @ ARCADE Gacha Event September 15th)floorplan chest of drawers [ warsies ], [ Organica ] Japanese Maple Bonsai 2

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Sometimes, Laughter IS The Best Medicine

Sometimes Laughter IS The Best Medicine

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-[Atro Patena] Yancy Jet (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 001 Black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-Zovo 5 O’clock

*Glasses-Intrigue Co. Red Damask Glasses (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th 2012)

*Shirt-(CM) Messy Shirt (white w/ red tie) (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /BLACK Silver Metal

*Pants-[LOVE RE ME]Cropped Pants CheckD02 (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Fire Engine Red

Shoes-J’s Short Boots Laceup

Scooter-19MC D-Hello

What Tiger Is Wearing:

KittyCats Summer Straw Hat

KittyCats Couture Vest & Matching Collar-Love Red

*Promotional Copy-Thank you!

The Mens Dept-August: I Promise You I Will

August 2012 has been the busiest month of my SecondLife!  How many events do we have going right now and more to come when the 8th rolls around.  The Mens Dept August collection is just superb.  This is still my favorite event as it offers a little bit of everything for the men yet versatile enough to have many unisex items for everyone to enjoy.

One creator that I discovered about a month ago has really impressed me from day one.  Tegan Sara of floorplan creates the type of home decor and furnishings that I just adore.  From fun colored dressers to catchy little wall message boards, I have had a great time decorating with floorplan items.  You can get an amazing steal of a deal at The Mens Dept this month from floorplan, and Tegan just added an additional color set.

I am very fond of Cracked Mirror’s mens line.  I made sure my shy genes were stuck in a vault so I could rave to her about the shirt and shorts she has out at The Mens Dept this round.  I love a short sleeved shirt, and one made of mesh, with proper rolled sleeves that do not bulk into your body or leave gaps of space, and a tie to boot, yeah Cracked you rocked this shirt hard lady and I’m gonna wear them till they have holes in them!

I coupled my ensemble with man items from FaMESHed another amazing event that I never miss.  I hope you are enjoying the amazing packed full of events month of August, stay tuned for more items from the grids fabulous event organizers and creators.

Please note that The Mens Dept moved next to the space they had in July.  You can follow my links to the new location!

TMD August

TMD August

TMD August

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-[Atro Patena] Yancy Jet (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 001 Black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-Zovo 5 O’clock

*Shirt-(CM) Messy Shirt (pink w/ white tie) (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Ring-Elate! Square Stone Ring – Red Jasper

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /BLACK Silver Metal

Tattoo-Freaks&Geeks Play Right tattoo  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

*Pants-(CM) Trepid Jean Shorts MESH (black) (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – William S

Shoes-[monso] My Fabric Oxford (Available @ FaMESHed August 2012)

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Hair-DeLa Mesh Hair “Mango” Black

Shirt-coldLogic top – rizzo.bubblegum (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Pants-coldLogic capri – duke.bubblegum (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

Decor & Furnishings-*floorplan. – chest of drawers [ warsies ] (Available @ The Mens Dept), PILOT – Olsen Chest Bench & Bohn Crate Shelf (Available @ FaMESHed August 2012), Pilot Haywood Pipe Shelf, :CP: Calla Desk (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)The Loft – Side Table-Red (group gift), vespertine silent memories frames (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

*Skybox-DECO Kensington Skyloft (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Poses-Pilot Olsen Chest Bench built in laptop pose, exposeur Starlight (couples pose) (Available @ The Mens Dept), exposeur Oh boy

*Promotional Copy-Thank you!

Hair Fair 2012-Argrace

Hair Fair 2012 Argrace

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-ARGRACE Straw Fedora/Casey – Black (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Glasses-K_gs Stomp 1.00

Facial Hair-Zovo Goatee

Shirt & Vest-:SEY Vest+T-shirt-Fat ver. (Fatpack on Marketplace for 40% off)

Cuff-*BLITZED* Legacy Cuffs – black

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg.  Typhoon Pants Mesh Red

Socks-Pig Striped Socks Mit Suspenders – Black/Gray

Shoes-Adjunct Mesh Edge Sneaker Black




What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-booN GFR834 hair black

Hairbase-booN cropped hairbase

Hat-Entente Castro

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Glasses-K_gs Marq

Shirt & Shorts-Kal Rau Promo Outfit Mesh (Group Gift)

Ring-MG Fez

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet Black/Silver Metal

Socks-Pig Suspender Red Stripes

Shoes-Gos Triumph Black Mesh

Poses-*Bent Le Cube Prop (Prop is white but can be tinted in world however you like! Includes built in poses)

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Only If For A Night

Only If For A Night

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

*Eyes-I.D. Deep Eyes TMD June-Aqua @ The Mens Department

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W

Hat-Entente Vieux Flat Cap

Facial Hair-A.G. Magnus Facial Hair – Sideburns #1 & Tableau Vivant Vincent Beards – stubble

Jacket-+grasp+Leather biker jacket 2012(mesh)Red

Undershirt-Entente Classic Tee – Homme – White

Ring-MG – RING – Roho

Necklace-MG Dog Tags – Flowers Fleur De Lys + Jewels

JeansEntente Au Fait Jeans MESH

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender

Shoes-Adjunct Canvas Sneaker – Maroon/Red


Building-Trompe Loeil – NYC66 MESH @ Collabor88 June 2012

The Simple Things

Second Life™ is booming with events and mesh this season and I am having a blast decorating the house and adding to my wardrobe.  I picked up a few more things from CHIC² which runs until June 24th.  The Zachary set from Isla Gealach is just one of the astounding mesh products she is honoring us with from her great shop Cheeky Pea.  

Isla shared that she made the Zachary set with dudes in mind, and you can tell.  The best part, aside from its MESH is the drink rezzer!

SHAG has an amazing new style for CHIC² that has just rolled out of bed and tied up in a knot written all over it.  It’s a fresh change from the shorter styles and the quality you expect from SHAG.

Zigana released a lovely framed sketch for CHIC² that inspired me to work on a few of my own again.  I haven’t sketched anything since my wedding in which I gave Mrs. Raynier a sketch of us.

Coupled with a new release from A:S:S,which Mrs. Raynier is going to absolutely love as she is addicted to rainbows,  I enjoyed a lazy hour with a pint or three and some great music.  It’s the simple things that make a day sometimes, and this was such a day.  Take some time today to enjoy the little things, you’ll be thankful you did.

The Simple Things

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

[Shag] – Pipeline – Fade to black (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Zovo Rocker (light) Black & *[FAKE] :: Stubble Sunday Morning :: Black

Shirt-A:S:S June tanks (MESH)

Jeans-Entente Couleur Jeans

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Posey

Shoes-RG Miles Sneakers -Light

Chair & Table-:CP: Zachary (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Framed Print-Zigana drawings [ Here.. ] (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Culture Shock 2012

Are you ready?  Culture Shock 2012 opens on May 4th at 4pm SLT and will be open until May 26th.  This is a CHIC Management event sponsored by MODAVIA Productions with proceeds going to Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). There are over 175 stores in the event, with at least one exclusive item contributing 50 to 100% of the profit to Médecins Sans Frontières. For more in depth information grab the link to the official blog for Culture Shock 2012 Info & Slurls.

You can find these amazing Gos Gator Sport Clogs at Culture Shock.  They are so detailed and have add-on colors to suit your wardrobe.  They are a must have!

The Theater Chairs are from Captivity Co. and are mesh.  The detail is exquisite with 6 males pose and 6 female poses.  Please note this only seats one!

Culture Shock 2012

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-Hairbase-VCD 08

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Necklace-EarthStones  Best of Times Locket – Silver/Red Jasper

Shirt-chronokit Shirts 02 Mens M Check Sky

Shirt2-Entente Classic Tee Red

Pants-[ h ]Classic Jeans – Mesh -Indigo – LowRise

Shoes-[Gos] Gator Sport Clog @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

Poses-Captivity Co. Theater Chair @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th