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!

‘Cause They Say Home Is Where Your Heart Is Set In Stone

‘Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
Home home home home

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

*Hair-Tableau Vivant~ Oh Hair (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

Glasses-K_gs GEEKglasses

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

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Necklace-MG – Necklace – Tibetan Horn Of Happiness – Long – SILVER  (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

*Shirt-Valiant Radial Jacket (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Billy

*Shoes-Valiant Lexington Boots (Available at TLC The Garden)

Pose 411:

STAKEY – All American

Location 411:


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Surrealist Dreams

Look 411:

*Skin-Tableau Vivant Lucis Skin – Tone 07

*Hair-~Tableau Vivant~ Alexander Hair (L) – Winter

Facial Hair–Sacred- TYLER Facial Hair – Goatee 2 – Black

Glasses-K_g GEEKglasses

Shirt-D R O P . Mens LongShirts (LightBlue) + Tee (Available @ The Seasons Story)

Necklace-{Sleepy Eddy} Penny Farthing Necklace (Maroon) (Available @ The Seasons Story)

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg. Kalaheo JNS. // blue

*Shoes-[Valiant] Lexington Boots (Available @ The Garden Presented by The Liaison Collaborative)

Pet-!Ohmai: Mochi Kitten (Pet Ver – Head)  (Available @ Designers United)

Brush & Palette-*VOONER*

Scene 411:

7 – Chair Pile! – DU (Available @ Designers United)

{vespertine- float inside my dream boat} (Available @ Designers United)

;poche Let’s play at the home of apple. (Available @ Designers United)

*Second Spaces* craft room – paints (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

::{u.f.o}::reform my accoustic guitar  – be kind together

Pose 411:
STAKEY – All American
* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Skin Fair 2013 – BIRTH

BIRTH is offering a great new skin to the collection for Skin Fair 2013.  Vince is the newest creation from BIRTH, another exceptionally versatile skin to check out.

I love BIRTH beards, so many styles and not just the run of the mill, which make the skins very unique.  I only wish the beards were available as a tattoo layer to purchase separately to add to any dudes wardrobe.

Offering Vince in many different shades, from the palest of near white to dark Drow near jet black, the range is amazing.  You get options of hairbase or none, happy trail or none to make it more what you desire.

Aside from the beards another of my favorite features on a BIRTH skin are the eyebrows. I have thick dark eyebrows in real life, that I keep well kept, which is why when I see a skin with bushy untamed brows I will not even try it on, that’s not the case with this line of skins, the brows are just like what I like.  Vince has a nice prominent thick clean set of brows that I look forward to   wiggling at Mrs. Raynier’s derriere!



*Skin-*Birth* Vince Skin (straw) musket_happytrail_hair (Available @ Skin Fair 2013 March 15th)

*Eyes-Zanzo Kawa (Yubari)

Pants-Zanzo Splattered boxer briefs u

Socks-*League* Gartered Socks -Off White

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Varial


*Promotional Copies – Thank You!


Skin Fair 2013 – NIVARO

Skin Fair 2013 is almost upon us, have you checked out the official site for information and the great list of designers offering items for the event?  You can get the scoop here or check out my prior posts:


Skin Fair 2013

NIVARO Baptiste

Nivaro brings to the Skin Fair another great addition to their skin line called Baptiste.  I have worn my Nivaro skin for a long time and no matter what happens, I always go back to it as it just me.  The new Baptiste is another look that feels great on me and will likely be my new upgrade skin for this year.

I normally wear the summertone but the springtone of Baptiste really appealed to me as it is still in the nice cinnamon skin tones that I associate with my avatar being a combination of Spanish/French Cajun.

With great definition, a wide range of skin tones and great brows, unique parted hairbase, it has all the qualities for a fantastic base skin that you can add all the awesome Nivaro beards to.

I have on a Nivaro Brando shape as well, and there will be several available for you to choose from at the Fair or in the mainstore as well.

As with my prior post, no alterations in Photoshop have been made except for putting it all in the framing I use.  There are no edits so that you can see the skin for itself, however be certain you try it on to see what it truly looks like on you.

*Skin-NIVARO Baptiste Skin – springtone – trailhair_stubble_hair (Available @ Skin Fair 2013 March 15th)

*Eyes-Zanzo Kawa (Shibetsu)

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

Socks-*League* Gartered Socks -Off White

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


*Promotional Copies – Thank You!

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!

88 Man

Events are a blast in SecondLife, I enjoy them greatly, and have gotten pretty methodical about my shopping.  You see, I not only go shop for myself, but I make a list of all the things I want to buy Mrs. Raynier.  It is always a great perk when a vendor has gifting options that way I can send her all the things!  We then head on over to the event and shop together, pointing out what we like what colors or patterns we prefer.  If the event is ultra crowded we wait a few days so we can go together.

I have had conversations here and there with other residents about events in SL and often they do not know where to keep track of what is going on, or haven’t heard about certain events on the proverbial SL street.  I always point residents to SeraphimSL and urge them to add Seraphim to their RSS reader or subscribe in some fashion to keep up to date with the events they cover.

Another hang-up some residents have mentioned, and this is mainly the guys, feeling there is nothing at those events for the dudes.  Not true!  For example, this round of Collabor88 has Atro Patena putting out a new version of Nicholas, aptly named Nicholas II.  We also of course thankfully have the amazing event The Men’s Department which has been a fantastic event for men BUT not limited to just the male gender.  That’s what I love about events, you can find a little of everything at most of them, it just takes a little looking around and often the courage to look outside the box.

Take this great bow-tie necklace from Yummy, you may approach it with the thought that it is for girls only, well I challenge that and say nay, it’s for anyone that it fits their style, and we all know how much I love my bow-ties in real life and SL, so for me it was a must wear.

Think outside the box and dare to be yourself, no matter what the packaging shows, if it appeals to you, wear it!

88 Man

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-[Atro Patena] – Nicolas II_Black (Available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013)
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Necklace-(Yummy) Vintage Bow Charm Necklace (Available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013)
Shirt-22769 ~ [homme] asymmetric shirt black/red (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Structure-*[ba] haight apartment skybox (Available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013)

Crash Into Me

New releases from FATEwear came out this week and they are as exceptional as the prior releases.  I find myself wearing Damien Fate’s clothing more than any other designer.  There are a few simple reasons why; perfect fit and versatility.  One of the things that I admire about Damien, aside from his amazing talent as a mesh creator is the fact that he listens to his customers.  The guys were asking for more pants, he gave them more pants.  The guys asked for more corduroy pants, with thicker cords, and low and behold we have more.  Stylish and simple, the FATEwear line is one you can wear and feel good in it, look good in it, and get admired for all of the above.

This release has a set of beautifully textured and designed blazers with turtlenecks for Winter.  I am admittedly not a fan of turtlenecks, never have been, I loathe anything binding or tight around my neck past a shirt and bowtie. This is likely due to the fact I was being chocked by the umbilical cord at birth!  But I made the exception as this combination from FATEwear is just gorgeous.  The added classy touch of a kerchief in the pocket, yeah that’s just heavenly!

Additionally this release brings to the growing FATEwear line, a set of leather pants that can work with just about any combination your couture mind can conjure up.  Be creative in your style, and have fun with it, and always be true to your look.

Now if I can just get a bit more whispers in Mr. Fate’s ear to create bowties, I may actually reach a state of true nirvana!  Thank you Damien, yet again for an amazing release.  You can see more of this release on the official FATEwear site.

Crash Into Me

Crash Into Me

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile 6th Avenue Heartache
Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012)
Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands
Jacket-FATEwear Shirt – Ralph Blazer – Tundra
Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Ralph Pocket – Volcano
Pants-FATEwear Pants – Brad – Volcano

Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens Red Striped Patent

Pose-STAKEY – Simple Man 02

Structure-MESHWORX – Westside Loft (Available @ faMESHed  December 2012)

The Autumn Leaves

Damien Fate released new items for FATEWEAR today and I likely will not be taking the items off anytime soon.   Scarves for Autumn/Winter season, in multiple styles so that you can wear them with different shirts, coats and his brand new cardigan shirt release.

Damien always goes all out with options and this release is another great addition to the FATEWEAR line.  I love cardigans, and this set is just perfect.  No worrying about fitting an undershirt, as it comes with its own, but you can equally wear it without.

Thank you Damien for making the open draped over the chest option of the scarves, that’s my favorite way to wear a scarf and you truly made it perfect.  Now if we can just talk him into making bowties!

The Autumn Leaves

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

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

Hat-Entente Vieux Flat Cap

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

Glasses-K_gs dub 1.00 (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

Jacket & Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Roger – Volcano & Roger Shirt – Tundra

Scarf-FATEwear Scarf – Harry – London (RF)

Pants-FATEwear Pants – John


The Men’s Dept-November Collection: The Saint

November already!  Where did the year go?  They say time flies when you are having fun, well that would be true with this past six months, for it has been ultra fun and busy with events.   I love events, they bring about opportunities to explore new venues, brands, and ideas.

Over the past six months I have discovered new places to shop, new and upcoming designers, and have pretty much redone my entire home and wardrobe in high quality mesh.  But more importantly I have learned to do more with my blogging, inspired by the events and creators and organizers involved.

With CINEMA I took my photos into the film poster format and really had the best time I have with my blogging.   That was a push I really needed because I had gotten to the point that my blog which I do for myself, was feeling more like a job and a chore.  CINEMA was one of a kind and sparked my creativity back to life!  Themed around film, a full mesh build of a theater that I swear looked  more real than I could handle, and a plethora of designers bringing about fun, creative and brilliantly done items?  Yes, this was by far an event to remember, like a classic film that paves the way to more innovative filming later on, and will have a great deal of homages to add to the legacy.

Mesh is really dominating and I love that it is!  I got on the mesh train when it started and haven’t looked back since.  Along the way I have persuaded others to try mesh and turned them into meshaholics like myself.

faMESHed showcases mesh and brings together a great line-up of designers to bring us new mesh each 1st of the month.  How can you not love that?    On stop mesh shop thats what I call it and I always find at least 1 item that wows me to my Cajun core!

The 8th used to be an ordinary day, that held no meaning for me. Now, the 8th is Collabor88 day and I get so excited for this random of days that I stay up until midnight to get my goodies!  Designers collaborating on a unified theme with their unique interpretations  sounds like art to me and that is fabulous in my book.

FAIR takes us on a smaller intimate journey of new items that follow a lovely little time period.  Never thought of 5am before beyond oh lord turn the alarm off!  But with FAIR I look at the times on the clock and wonder what the designers will come up with for it.

The Men’s Department is geared towards men, for we are the minority in the realm of shopping compared to our lovely softer female counterparts.  The need for a male-centric event was a must, and answered in the TMD collections each month.  They get better each round, and the cost is so minimal it feels like robbery!  But don’t be fooled, the MENS department is not only for men!  There are so many amazing items offered that are unisex, furnishings and decor that it can easily be the Deptartment, period.  No matter the name, the items are stellar and each collection just brings in something even better than the prior month.  Just take a look at the items so far that I get to show you from November’s collection!

Enjoy your events, and be sure to remember that high traffic means positive economy in SecondLife, that is a win win no matter if you lag a little or can’t get into the venue your first try.  Events are fun and I appreciate them, so thank you designers, creators, and most importantly event organizers.  You are part of my positive SLexperience!

The Saint

What I Am Wearing:

Skin–NIVARO- Brando ‘Berserker Skin – nohair_stubble_tattoo_bald (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

Facial Hair–NIVARO- Beards – goatee_black (Part of the Brando Berserker Skin) (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Previously at TMD)

Jacket & Shirt-{.essences.} Papercoat Vintique (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Gloves-FATEwear Glove – Dexter – Quagmire

Pants-Entente Au Fait Jeans

Boots Redgrave Walkers – Brown

Decor-floorplan. porthole mirrors & Crate shelf/two-toned,{ ililo } Utility Table, Empty Mirror & Winter Canvas (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th) , Gimme Shelter St Michael Candle, Tee*fy Vintage Grandpa’s Old Camera HandHeld (Prior Arcade Gacha Item), Unsavory Dealings Duffle Bag – Cash

Structure-Abiss Minime series III (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Pose-STAKEY Hands Up Gift