The Men’s Dept. Lookbook

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Hi! It’s July so it means that it’s that time again for the Men’s Dept. This new echo skin from Tableau Vivant for men is absolutely yummy. I also made a side trip to Dura to grab this hair. My eyes are from Dead Apples.

The inspiration of this post title comes from Flowey who made look-book poses for July’s Men’s Dept. It’s important for men to find stylish yet uncomplicated natural poses and Flowey offers that with the newest pose pack.

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The outfit that I put together is from Ison, there is a varsity shirt and some cut off shorts and the tattoo is from Reckless. The shoes are from Just Design. You can get all of this at the Men’s Dept.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July from my family to yours.. from left to right - Lorhen Darkrose, Me, and Vixen Darkrose.

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We are using items from Fifty Linden Friday! The cute ‘MURICA themed bikini’s from Boom and this pose from !bang which also has a male version for three guys.

The girls are wearing hair from Exile at Summerfest and my hair is from Spellbound. The girls are also wearing suckers from the Sugar Garden that are a group gift. I took these photos at Baja Norte where you can pay a small fee to join a group to rez poseballs and such.

Hope that you all have a happy and safe holiday!

Rhapsody opens

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I went to Rhapsody yesterday right around the time it opened with the help of my handy-dandy letmein hud. I saw this dress that I’ve wanted to get from Pixicat. I love the materials on it and I got the matching metal armbands.

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I needed a few more accessories though so while I was there I got this hair from Milk, this rose head piece from Noodles and these shoes from Boom. The freckle layer that I am wearing came with the hair. My skin is Cassia from Glam Affair from Summerfest. My pose is from !bang.

You can visit Rhapsody here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TaleAsOldAsTime/127/129/39
Rhapsody closes on July the 12th.

Catching up with the Loft

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First with the Loft – lets talk about Summerfest. For Summerfest they made a cute cardboard hopscotch set that works and a fire hydrant that turns on from the top and has a few different dances while you get soaked! Both of these items are so cute and are available at Summerfest until July 13th. I took a few pictures with one of my cute little daughters MelanieBianca Lyric

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Another item from the Loft is win-able at the Arcade and you only have a few more days to win this adorable ice cream truck rare. The Arcade closes on Monday the 30th of this month.

I took these pics at Small Town Green so whatever is in the background is not mine. Small Town Green is pretty cool in the fact that you can rez there if you join the free group.

My hair is from Magika, my shirt is from Tee*fy, my shorts are from the Secret store and my shoes are from Fri.day. I am also wearing skin from Glam Affair and the Slink Physique mesh body.

Getting Naked for Slink Physique

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On Wednesday, Slink had a new release which was a long awaited fitted mesh body called Slink Physique. I’ve been playing with it most of the day and I’ve even taking a few photos. Even in the most elaborate of poses, when it’s time to edit your photos there is not much that needs to be done to them.

I am using the appliers from Glam Affair that are at out the store now with this mesh body.

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In the pack there was also an example of what you could wear with this. There was an underwear set and a dress as shown below.. you will have to spend about a half hour or so playing around with this and discovering what works best for you.
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Some tricks and tips for the Slink Physique
I found that there was a little gap between the hands. You could wear bracelets to hide it or what I did was use the next smallest size slink hand which was XS. The feet don’t fit perfectly but it’s close enough and in the right wind light it doesn’t matter.

I suggest Avatar Opt 2 as a windlight because it’s pretty bright even on low graphic computers. I would also suggest enabling basic shaders and atmospheric shaders if you can.

The neck was a bit of a problem area for me but something that did help was going into edit my shape on the chin tab and I played with the chin depth and jaw angle and that helped quite a bit. Another thing that helps is good wind lighting and bumping up your graphics a little.

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Thoughts

I like this body a lot, even better than the WowMeh. I can see myself using this one for more than just photos. I like the knees a lot and how when you sit you don’t have all that jagged weirdness on system bodies. I like that even though it’s mesh it’s fitted mesh and you can give yourself a little extra love in places that you were not able to before.

I don’t know if this is a possible thing but I think fitted mesh hands and feet should be the next thing to come along to go with the body. You start to feel like a bit Frankenstein after awhile with all of these mesh parts but this is the closest that I’ve come to having everything I’ve wanted in one item.

Sure, there are things that I’d like to see slightly improved but it’s pretty damn close to being perfect.

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The HUD
The HUD is a bit too small on my screen. It’s hard to see the smaller buttons at the top on my Firestorm Viewer. One thing that you should take note of is on the alphas there is a sort of sheath to add a neck layer or hide it. I saved myself a lot of frustration unchecking this.

When I figured out how to do that I was happy. It worked best for me to hide it. The have a FAQ right here: http://docs.slinkstyle.com/physique/customer/ I imagine and hope that it will have more information as well as photos time goes on.

One thing that I would love changed about the HUD is that lets imagine when you are wearing shorts. Say the shorts are a bit lower in the front than they are in the back. It would be nice if you could hide something in the front that you can’t hide in the back.. or vice versa cause otherwise you might have to wear different shorts depending on the top that you are wearing.

The alpha HUD hides most parts but I would love to see that as an update one day. I think that you will be able to wear many basic things but you wont be able to wear say racer-backs and stuff with stranger parts that need to be alpha’d away. But with the fitted mesh dress that came with it in the pack it was perfect.

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In closing, I’m super excited about this and what it will bring as far as new content creation. I feel like it’s going be something that will tie everything else in together and once it catches on it will be a must have and at 1250L it’s really a steal. I’m very impressed!

The poses that I used in this post are from Flowey except for the first pose which is from Infiniti.

Three looks inspired by Summerfest!

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    This first outfit

is from Tee*fy – who has cute top and bottom separates, and I picked the pink. The shoes are from Boom and the skin is Cassia from Glam Affair, which all can be found at Summerfest.

My hair is from Boon, and the pose is from !bang.

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    This second outfit

The top is from Tres Blah and I love that it has a Kimono which you can wear separately and a hud with a bunch of different tank top options. I am also wearing Sunglasses from Flowey and Hair from Exile. The skin is Cassia from Glam Affair. The shoes are from Boom, all of this can be found at Summerfest.

My hair is from Boon, my shorts are from Maitreya and the pose is from !bang.

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    This Third outfit

is from Pixicat who has a bunch of cute swimsuits that come with a hud so it’s like getting a bunch of bathing suits all in one. The little hedgehog is from Ohmai! and the skin is Cassia from Glam Affair at Summerfest. The shoes are from Boom.

My hair is from Lelutka, and the pose is from !bang.

BoOgEr’S, and Pizza & Tarte for Summerfest

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I am so ready for Summerfest to open tomorrow! I’ve seen some of the previews and I’m really looking forward to it. I got a sneak peak though to show of some items from BoOgEr’S. Zen went all out. He made tents, kites, a splish splash, DINOSAURS, a lemonade stand, a Popsicle stand, and it’s all adorable.

Pizza collaborated with Tarte and they made adorable many trampolines in a variety of texture/color. You can find more info about Summerfest by going here: http://fridayofsl.com/summerfest14/

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