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The way you look tonight

The Way You Look Tonight

Lovely, never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it?
‘Cause I love you
just the way you look tonight

 

I was humming some old Frank Sinatra the entire time I was arranging this post. Doesn’t it fit perfectly? The gorgeous red dress and Gabriel’s handsome matching tuxedo, well, I think we look fantastic!

And who, you might ask, is responsible for this stunning couples new clothes? Why, that would be the delightful R&R Swag! I was fortunate enough to meet and have a lovely chat with the designers/ owners of R&R while camping the Lucky Boards. They both are truly delightful people. I was only too tickled to be able to show off my new free dress ‘Timeless’ and Gabe’s tux, ‘Royal’ from the Lucky Boards.

I have to mention that R&R Swag is going to be your new best friend if you are under 30 days old. You need to head over to the Rookie Alley in the main store. Everything there is free for any avatar under 30 days old. No group, no muss. no fuss… just fill your closet. They haven’t forgotten you if you are over 30 days. The Group is free to join and there are a ton of free Group Gifts. The Lucky Boards are also free/no group needed. AND there are a bunch of third party Group Gifts too! What are you waiting for?? Get over there!

Timeless

My dress is one of the current free Lucky Board prizes up at R&R Swag. I think it’s one of the loveliest formal dresses I have had the pleasure to show off. You not only get the dress, you get two bracelets, two rings, the earrings, the necklace, the heels and a stole (not pictured). Can you say “Wow”? The jewelry is resizable to get your perfect fit.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Sizes – XXS – L
  • FitMesh
  • Maitreya
  • SLink- Hourglass, Physique

Sizes Included (Shoes)

  • SLink,

Royal

Gabriel is always a cutie *stop rolling your eyes, Gabe*  But this tuxedo is just something else. The lines are very sleek and modern and the build is perfect. You get a long list of accessories for the guys in the prize as well. Along with the jacket/shirt combo and pants, you’ll get the belt, the bow tie, separate cuffs, and shoes with and without socks. I’ll have to be on my guard when we go out in this get up, ’cause all the girls will be looking him over.

Sizes Included

  • Classic sizes – XS – XL  ( I had no issues making everything fit beautifully )

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
Ears – Aitui – gen 4 Elf Ears
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Limerence – Choyla

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

 

Juli’s Gown and Jewelry – R&R Swag – Timeless – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Board Prize – No Group needed

Gabriel’s Tuxedo and Shoes – R&R Swag – Royal – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Board Prize – No Group needed

Photo Location – Looking Glass



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The mountains are calling

The Mountains are Calling

While Juli is tearing her hair out hunting ghosts at Spookzilla… I went for a relaxing hike. Don’t worry, I’ll have to do my time at Spookzilla, but not today. Today is just me and the dog and the mountains.

And what, you may ask has me in this nature and hiking mood? It’s the shirt. My warm plaid shirt is the current free Group Gift from FKD. It just screamed hikes and camp fires and time away from civilization. So I followed the call.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • Signiture – Gianni
  • SLink

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Backpack – RW – Explorers Backpack

Shirt – FKD – Shawn – FREE/0L – Free Gift for Group Members – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Soul2Soul Highlands

 


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Off the grid

Off the grid

As Juli would say… I am in a mood today, my friends. It’s one of those days that everything goes frustratingly wrong. I need a get-away. Luckily, I have a buddy who is always up for a good gallop in some wild part of the grid.

All the pretty horses

The Flying Pony has joined the Fabulously Free Family and become one of our Fab Designers. I know Juli and I can’t be the only equestrians  in the group, so let’s rally and show the love for all things horse. The Flying Pony has set out a beautiful new coat for free for all of us in the FabFree Group. Mystic, is wearing the “Badger Face” coat from the Flying Pony and it’s stunning. “Badger Face” refers to the white marking on the face. Horses with this coloration, have a sort of ‘inverted’ blaze. That is, they have the base coat color in a large swath inside the white of the blaze. It’s a fascinating color genetic. Especially when seen on a coat with a strong roaning, such as this one.

Coat Appliers

  • Teegle Bento Avatar
  • TeeglePet Animash Horses
  • Teegle Animesh Unicorn

Comfort in the hood

One nice thing about just riding out on the grid, is I don’t have to dress to impress anyone but myself. I found this great looking and very comfortable hoodie out on the “Femboy Hunt” for only a little searching and 2 little Lindens.  The “Soft Hoodie” from Krankhaus has a great design of a Tarrot card-like ‘Death’ that fits the FemBoy Hunt theme “Occult” perfectly and sets it apart from the ton of other hoodies on the grid.

Sizes Included

  • Kuroo ( I wear Belleza and this style fits me very well)
  • Maitreya ( Shows a slite female shape)
  • V-Tech

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory
Mystic – Teegle – Teeglepet Animesh Hanoverian Horse

Horse Coat – The Flying Pony – Badger Face – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift for the FabFree Group – Group is free to join

Hoodie – Krankhaus – Soft Hoodie – 2L prize for the Femboy Hunt

Photo Location – Jinx


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Tropical Mood

Tropical Mood

The end of Summer is swiftly approaching, Fall officially starts in three weeks. Or… Spring, if you’re on the other side of the globe. I don’t feel I’m done with Summer just yet. Like Ms Love says… I’ll be on the beach

Tropical Vibes

Helping me out with my Tropical mood, Hoorenbeek is offering a free gift to us Group members that is “completely” beach-worthy. This is the “Brooks” outfit and it includes everything you see me wearing. Shirt, shorts, belt, sandals… even the sunglasses and jewelry.  And of course, it’s all expertly built with great textures and fit.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • Classic Avatar Sizes
  • Signature – Geralt, Gianni
  • SLink – Physique

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto

Jewelry, Sunglasses, Shirt, Belt, Shorts and Sandals – Hoorenbeek – Brooks – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift – Group is Free to join

Photo Location – Trace, too


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Bold

Bold

As Stan reported a few days ago, The latest issue of L’Homme is out. With the Fifth anniversary issue comes a selection of gifts for the readers. To become a member of the free L’ Homme Reader’s group, simply tap the sign at any of the participating designers. Then help yourself to the gifts. Don’t forget to peruse the issue itself at L’Homme Magazine Second Life.

Brights and Bold

I had to help myself to this well tailored shirt from Meva as soon as I saw it. This is the ‘Marcus’ dress shirt and it is part of a set offered to the L’Homme readers. The shirt comes with a pair of matching pants. It’s called orange but I see it more as a sunshine yellow. It made me think of tropical vacations and margaritas in a sidewalk café. So that’s exactly where I’m headed off to.

Sizes Incuded

  • Bellza – Jake
  • Signature – Gianni

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Shirt – Meva – Marcus – FREE/0L – Free gift for L’Homme Readers Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Little Havana 


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Pin Up?

Pin Up?

I have a couple of my favorite things today. Comfortable, well-broken in jeans, a casual tee shirt and a cold ‘adult beverage.’  The best thing is I didn’t have to work too hard for two of them. Just 1 linden for the jeans and some hunt time for the tee.

Around the Grid

Around the Grid in Eighty Days is one of the bigger well known hunts in Second Life and the seventh annual hunt is in full swing until September 30th. That’s a good long time to hunt down some top notch prizes. Happily, there are a lot of good men’s items on the hunt along side the women’s fare. Like these perfect destressed jeans from ZFG. Just look for the red and yellow hot air balloon and a toss in one linden and they’re yours.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza
  • Signature
  • SLink

I’m NOT sure I like the idea of Dumpster diving….

But… I really like this tee. This is the ‘Pin Up’ tee from The Sissy Bar and it’s the free prize for the Dumpster Diving Hunt. Luckily, I didn’t have to crawl in a dumpster to grab this great tee shirt. While you’re at The Sissy Bar looking for the tiny trash can… be sure to check out all the Hunts running and the past hunts shelves. TSB always has a solid selection of men’s items in their hunts. Something VERY much appreciated.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Classic Mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Pose – Bang! – Cold One
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Top – The Sissy Bar – Pin Up – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Dumpster Diving Hunt

Jeans – ZFG – Ryan – 1L prize for the Around the Grid in Eighty Days Hunt


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Day into Night

Day into Night

After all of Juli’s posts about how great the SL16B gifts are, I had to check it out for myself. I braved the lag and found a few nice gifts for us guys.

A to Zed

I saw these great shoes were the gift Zed was offering and I was so intrigued, I had to check out the rest of their offerings. I’m rather pleased I did. There are several gifts scattered about the shop. A very smart high necked sweater with a large HUD of colors and this full ensemble suit. I like the unusual choice of a tee shirt instead of a collared shirt and a chain necklace instead of a tie. Sometimes edgy is a good thing.  The ‘Lovers Day’ suit comes with the blazer and shirt combination, the pants, the dragonhead chain, a bracelet and it’s own set of shoes. There is also a matching cocktail dress for the ladies on the women’s side of the shop.

Sizes Included

  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Classic Mesh – S-L
  • Signature – Geralt, Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP
  • Shoes – SLink and Standard

Head to Toe

Now, about these shoes. The ‘Winklepicker Pikes’ ( it’s a style of shoe or boot worn from the 1950s onward by British rock and roll fans.) are Zed’s official Second Life 16th Birthday Celebration Free Gift. The generous Zed has given us the entire fatpack of the shoes so you should find a color and style that suits your every outfit.

Sizes Included

  • SLink
  • Standard (Resizable)

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Pose – WetCat – Blowing Smoke

Suit – Zed – Lovers Day Suit – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ The Second Life 16th Birthday Celebration

Shoes – Zed – Winklepickers Pikes – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ The Second Life 16th Birthday Celebration

Photo Location – NuNox

 


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All Access

All Access

It’s always refreshing to see Designers offering high quality gifts for the men of Second Life.  As Ms. Aline said in her report on the Access Event, the men have not been ignored when it comes to gifts. Nearly every vender of men’s wear has set out a very nice surprise for us. And as Ms. Aline also said: beware the lag! Cam Shopping is the way to go.

All Access

All  of the following items are free at the Access Event when you join the free group. Just wear your tag and help yourself.

Let’s start with my decision not to shave today. Or should I say, selectively shave today. This suave razor cut is from Fe Style. Facial hair style ‘V. GG’ comes with a Catwa and an Omega applier.

Like the shades? These Steampunkish glasses are the ‘Epic Glasses’ from Noir. You’ll get a huge HUD to change every surface to your choice of one of four metal colors. A note here as well on the solid quality of the build. Every detail is spot on.

I know a lot of men don’t like jewelry but I’m not one of them. Like most things in life, it all depends on the quality of the piece. This pendant from Aitui fits the bill perfectly. This is the “Forged Steel Snake” in a deep mahogany color. The necklace is completely resizable to get a correct fit on any body.

Last but not least, my pose is from “Wrong” but it is so right. “W33” comes in four variations and includes a cigarette for the pose. (Don’t tell Juli… she hates smoking) I’ve included a picture of all four poses for you perusal.


 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Shirt – Gabriel– Open Shirt

Facial Hair – Fe Style – V.GG – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Glasses – Noir – Epic Glasses –FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Necklace – Aitui – Forged Steel Snake –FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Pose – Wrong – W33 –FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Access Event

Photo Location –Backdrop City

 


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In a Mood

In a Mood

It’s not always easy to find good free or almost free things for the men of Second Life. Sometimes, I skip entire events because I just know there’s nothing there for me. I very glad I didn’t skip this round of Cosmopolitan.

Hats off

Or hats on… this is the “Weatherman” from Bondi and it’s the free gift at Cosmopolitan. The hat is technically ‘unisex’ but don’t take this from me. The hat is completely resizable and repositionable so you can get the perfect fit. Just join the Cosmopolitan free group and pick up your gifts.

On the Hunt

In my never ending hunt for men’s fashion, I scour the Hunts each month and this month has been productive. I stumbled on the ‘Red Shoe Diaries’ “Little Black Book Hunt and it has not one but two tracks just for the men. One track, the one I’m showing prizes from, has a 1L price tag for each gift and the second track is 25L per prize.

First up is the “Cole” shirt from The Sissy Bar. As with everything I’ve seen from this designer, Cole is well made and subtly textured. Well worth the 1L and the time hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Jake
  • David
  • Exmachina – Davide
  • Signature – Gianni, Gerault
  • SLink – Physique

Classic Jeans

Next up on the RSD/LBB Hunt are the “Bridgeport Jeans” from Horr Menswear. I really am impressed with these jeans. Jeans are such a staple of our wardrobe, it can be easy to toss out subpar pairs and hope no one notices. Horr Menswear has done just the opposite: they’ve made a first rate pair of jeans. Every detail is perfect and the texture couldn’t be better. And it’s still just 1L and a little hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Mesh – XS-XL
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink – Physique
  • TMP

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Hat – Bondi – The Weatherman – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift @ Cosmopolitan Event

Shirt – The Sissy Bar – Cole – 1L prize for the Red Shoe Dairies’ Little Black Book Hunt

Jeans – Horr Menswear – 1L prize for the Red Shoe Dairies’ Little Black Book Hunt

 


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The Siren’s Song

The Siren's Song

Most of the time when you think of sirens singing, it’s not necessarily a good thing. You know… rocks, ship wrecks, sailors drowning. But this Siren’s Song has none of the bad things and ALL good things!  ‘Cause it’s a free Hunt! Mishmash Fusion is certainly one of those good things… two good things, in fact, one for us ladies and one for the guys as well!

Dark Siren

First up is the ladies prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt from Mishmash Fusion. This is the “Dark Siren” swimsuit and it will only cost you a little hunting. Yep, it’s a free prize! The suit is beautifully textured and each piece is separate for easy fitting.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Venus, Isis, Freya
  • Classic Mesh – XS-XL
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Fine, Curvy
  • TMP

 

A Siren for the Guys

Mishmash Fusion hasn’t ignored our wonderful men on this hunt either. “Siren Swim Set” is a two piece tee and board shorts with a lovely Celtic siren design. Each piece is separate ( and free) and will be a solid addition for mixing and matching in your wardrobe.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Mesh XS-XL
  • Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP

The Siren’s Song Hunt runs until June 30th

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2

Swimsuit – Mishmash Fusion – Dark Siren – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Top + Shorts – Mishmash Fusion – Siren’s Swim Tee and Trunks – FREE/0L – Free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt

 

Photo Location – Salt Water