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)

Collabor88-December: Baby It’s Cold Outside!

The 8th brought another fantastic round of Collabor88 to the grid with festive and Winter items galore for December!

I have been greatly under the weather with multiple flus that I have dubbed the Hell Flu’s for they had to have been created in the bowels of Hell they are so evil!  That has had me laid up in bed being grumpy and cranky, stealing away my time with Gabriella who as many of you are aware is very sick as well.

I wanted to cheer her up, so I took advantage of all my shiny goodies from Collabor88 and brought Winter to our sim.  Ma cherie loves the snow, and I was determined to give her a Winter wonderland despite my Hell Flu!

The exceptional as always camp ground set from Cheeky Pea was the central point of turning Chez Raynier to Winter wonderland.  Full of many items and loads of animations (especially if you get the adult version), the Chestnut Winter Camp  really gave the snow white sim that festive and cozy feel.  You can see more images of this amazing item in the official ad, it’s truly a brilliant offering from the ever talented mind of Isla Gealach.

My extremely comfy and versatile boots are from MONSO. They come in several colors and are unisex, also at Collabor88, a steal of a deal for your feet to keep dry and warm this Winter and well beyond!

Baby It's Cold Outside

Listen, The Silence Before Snowfall

Above our new cozy campsite I set high on a hill, without the lonely goatherd, the Trompe Loeil Frostbite Cottage in rose which is absolutely the most adorable cottage I have seen.  Tromple Loeil’s offering is for Collabor88 and there are other additional items to place within that you should get a closer look at to add to this sweet little retreat.

Ever notice how divinely silent it is, right before it begins to snow?  That’s what I miss most about living where we had actual seasons.  My youthful Winters in Santa Fe were blissful.

I added some sparkly lights to the area because Mrs. Raynier loves sparkles and glitter.  I think it gives it a nice Christmas feel for us to spend our quiet Christmas in.  What are your holiday plans and have you found any items like these that just made your holiday perfect?  Do share and have a wonderful week, and I hope none of you are suffering the evil grasp of the Hell Flu!

Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Collabor88 Goodies:

Cheeky Pea-Chestnut Winter Camp (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage Rose (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

[monso] My Combat Ankle Boots – Black (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile Days Go By:Midnight
Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012) 
Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Damon – Forest
Undershirt-[W&B] Mark Long Sleeve Henley LONESTAR
Scarf-FATEwear Harry – Volcano (K)
Gloves-FATEwear Dexter-Forest
Pants-Ladies Who Lunch Henninger Jeans
Poses-Diesel Works-Gabriel

In Between Days

In Between Days

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

*Hairbase-Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Night

*Hair-Amacci Seth ~ Night

Eyes-.ID. Flare [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green (Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012)

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

*Jacket-.:villena:. – fleece parka stars (Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012)

Shirt-Whippet & Buck Mark Long Sleeve Henley LONESTAR

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands W Phone The Dressing Room

*Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jack – Lagoon

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Senesy

Structure-[0N] Prefab *replica*(Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012)

Decor-LISP – Y’s HOUSE* ID Locker desk (BL), floorplan. honest abe lamp / red & photo hanger(Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012), PILOT – Murrow Table (FLF Item), LISP – Skylark Giant Frame

Pose-STAKEY Chill

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Among The Fields Of Gold

The Mens Dept brings a great amount of creativity to the grid in one convenient place each month.  For October, I am excited that the items are very cool to cold weather appropriate.  This high detail parka from the brilliant duo of 22769 is just the perfect kind of jacket I like to wear when the weather cools off.  Being in Southern California, we do not get very cold weather, and being hot blooded I tend to not wear anything warmer than what you see me in below.

KOSH joins this round of TMD with a bracelet and necklace set called Copeck.  The detail is wonderful, and it comes in a few choices of metals.  I have on the antique, it reminded me of old skeleton keys which I love.

The footwear I have on is also from this new round of TMD, brought to you by LOVE RE ME, this pair of brown boots could not be more perfect for the Autumn season.  They also come in different colors, red, black and the brown you see me wearing.  You can get all the great gear at TMD on October 5th!

Available now, the buttons I am wearing on my jacket are from Sway’s and are a gacha item which makes them even more fun since we all know how addicted to gachas I am!  I wear Spain and France in honor of my ancestors.  Which will you pin, find out over at Sway’s!

Among The Fields Of Gold

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

Hair-*Alice Project* Aiden – Infinity (Available @ FaMESHed  October 2012)

Eyes-.ID. Flare [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green (Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012)

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

Jacket-22769 ~ [homme] Parka Blue Midnight (Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012)

Shirt-Whippet & Buck Mark Long Sleeve Henley IVORY

*Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jack – Lagoon

Shoes-[LOVE RE ME]Boots#01  BROWN (Available @ The Mens Dept October 5th 2012)

*Buttons-Sway’s PinButton [Flag] France, Spain

Pose-Frozen Panty-Editorial-Male5

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Ladies Choice

Ladies Choice

What I Am Wearing:

Hat-Action Unisex Driver Cap – Charcoal

Eyes-Fashism ’Sunrise’ Eyes – Turquoise

Liner-~Tableau Vivant~ Vincent Make up 1 eyeliner & cheLLe Eyeliner Basics (Full)

Facial Hair- VCD  Express Yourself – Facial Hair – Corto – LJ – DARK

Necklace-A:S:S Droplet necklace, garnet

Shirt-A:S:S Last thread – black

Suspenders-Armidi Limited – Basic Suspenders [Red]

Cuffs-Whippet & Buck Simple Polished Cuff TEXTURE CHANGE & *BLITZED* Legacy cuff. black

Gloves-+grasp+ group gift biker gloves

Pants-STRAPS Low Rider Leather Shorts

Socks-Pig Striped Socks Mit Suspenders – Black/Red

Boots-Bobbysocks Hobo boots

Pose Chair-Glitterati

Events Abound!

One of the great things about Second Life are all the events that take place.  From weeklies, monthlies and yearlies, there is always something for you to quench your shopping thirst.

I had some catching up to do on the current events, enjoying exploring old and new.  One of the things that I as a male avatar do not do, is discount an event as female only.  In doing so, I would have missed out on many things that even though not labeled as unisex, definitely are!

Events I explored this week:

collabor88 – Changed and updated on the 8th of each month.

The Nest Gachas -The Nest Labor Day Sidewalk Sale & Gatcha Event ends Friday so hurry!

The Wash Bi-Annual Cart Sale – Sept. 7-28. You’ll find items from over 75 designers and creators with all items priced at L$10 or less.

Upcoming: Aphotic Gloom eyes will be featured for CHIC : Fashionably Late event on Sept 11 to Sept. 17

Events Abound

What I Am Wearing:

Hat-Hermony Oversized Beanie

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

*Eyes-Aphotic Gloom Clarus Eyes (Special Edition #3) Buttercup for CHIC: Fashionably Late

Facial Hair-NANUK Birken beard & EMORTAL CONCEPTS~Facial Hair Tattoo~BLK Chin Curtain

Necklace-[W&B] Memory Collector Necklace TIPPED

Shirt-Hell Bop Clothing – Mack – Plaid Olive

Bracelet-EARTHSTONES Jiya Bracelet – Turquoise & Carnelian @ collabor88

Watch-Kari  Triple strap watch – Cappuccino

Pants-[ 2byte ] used half jean

Socks-Pig  Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Charlie S

Shoes-*League* High Tops2

Poses-Long Awkward Pose

 

Hogwarts: Your Story

I am sure you have heard the buzz about the new RPG Hogwarts: Your Story. Mrs. Raynier and I have jumped on the creative train to roleplay among the magical masses.

We both love to roleplay.  I have roleplayed heavily in several RPGs online for approximately 11 years.  Prior to that it was D&D and other table top based RPGs.  I am excited to do an immersive roleplay in Second Life!

Meet Sebastian and Makenzie!

Hogwarts: Your Story

What Makenzie Is Wearing:

Hair-TRUTH

Glasses-Artilleri

Jacket-{mon tissu}

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Skirt-{mon tissu}

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-GOS

What Sebastian Is Wearing:

Hair-Dura

Glasses-Reek 

Jacket-NSD

Vest-Armidi

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Pants-Whippet & Buck

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-*FIR & MNA*

Poses-Stakey, Glitterati

H:YS Sebastian

What Sebastian Is Wearing:

Hair-Dura

Glasses-Reek

Necklace-KOSH

Jacket-REDGRAVE

Vest-Armidi

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Pants-Whippet & Buck

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-*FIR & MNA*

H:YS Makenzie

What Makenzie Is Wearing:

Hair-TRUTH

Glasses-Artilleri

Backpack-:Mr.Poet::

Jacket-Artilleri

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Skirt-Artilleri

Shoes-GOS

Poses-GlitteratiSTAKEY

For more information on Hogwarts: Your Story please join the in-world group or follow them on Flickr and Plurk.