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Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 5, 2008

Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Three new looks today inspired by Heart Attack & Vine apparel. I followed a link by Phoenix Chapman of ‘Be Less Stupid’ blog loving the style and color palette of the clothes. While all women clothes were posted, I saw a particular shirt/vest combo I could potentially convert to male fashion. However to my valiant surprise H&V had a mysterious staircase leading down to a basement where it was filled with all sorts of trendy men’s clothes. Hah! I hate stores like this in Second Life because I become their devote loyal customer (their witty clothing names help, too). It makes me want to rip my Avatars clothing from my monitor and wear it myself in first life. However, fashioning yourself in Second Life can be a great way to experiment before you invest in real life price tags on your mission to style. — So on to my H&V love affair!

Look # 1 – Very skater chic. If I can say that without letting on my homo then so be it. H&V had a few graphic-t’s all of which I adore and will most likely find combos for. By the good graces of fashion all layers are included! (undershirt, shirt, jacket). I scrunched up my Armidi jeans and invested in the Maitreya Men Desert Boots. These are high quality boots every man should own. It comes with tied or untied lace options which is pretty neat. My hair is Taylor by ETD which is sold as a womans hair but its perfect for guys looking for long hair without looking girly.

Look # 2 – I’m a cardigan whore. So this H&V cardigan was a must have off the bat. The texturing is excellent and so are the sculpty scrunched sleeves. The two-button style make it more interesting and it comes stapled with a yellow/white shirt. I don’t mind when designers/content creators pre-set your clothing layers for you when they obviously have good taste. White sneakers have been a necessary fashion trend since I can remember and hasn’t ended yet. From prep to ghetto every good style-guy owns a good pair of white sneakers which they meticulously groom. Get them at DETOUR along with a variety of other sneakers for men (and women).

Look # 3 – Another cardigan from H&V. This one with hipster flavor. I paired it with a delicious bag from Xia Xevious. Made for women but I saw the bag as the perfect murse (man-purse). All you budding metrosexuals can get away with it. — My shoes are PornStar Slip-ons by UBU (Urban Bomb Unit). There are a lot of van-like slip-ons popping up in-world (Akeyo, Truth, Aitui, Shiny Things) and they are all fantastic but what makes UBU shoes stand out is their fabric/stitches/sole change on command to so many options and you can change one shoe if not both for extra flavor. Not to mention the excellent sculpty and texture work. Get them. You need them.

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR Photo#1 Taylor by ETD, Photo#2 The Grammar by Armidi, Photo#3 Jared by ETD SHIRT diamonds in the dark by H&V (Heart Attack & Vine) CARDIGAN Photo#2 everybody makes a green cardigan by H&V, Photo#3 nobody makes cardigans with pink stripes by H&V SCARF Crinkle scarf /Gold by Muism JEANS  All Photos: A001 Jeans [Regular Industrial] by Armidi TATTOO ‘Reside ::method::’ by Aitui EAR PLUGS Swirl Ear Plugs by Drifting Sands BOOTS Maitreya Male Desert Boots – Brown SNEAKERS Jaywalker Sneakers – White by DETOUR SLIP-ONS PornStar Slip-ons Multicolor by UBU (Urban Bomb Unit) CUFFS Rogue Cuff – Dark Brown by The Good Life SHADES Armidi Limited – Machimo Sunglasses [Dark Brown] CIGARETTE FNKY! Cigarette Set BAG {B] Handbag – Jetblack by Xia Xevious (unreleased) EYES brown eyes by Fashionably Dead POSES by Reel Expression, FORM, Muism

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Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 3, 2008

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LAQROKI I was curious about the new Laqroki skins and I found a skin called Ethan I absolutely couldn’t take off. I usually wear Abyss, but that skin fad has created another clone era for ideal male AVs in Second Life. I was ecstatic at the selection at Laqroki but also the quality. Their previous work felt a little too photo-real but these skins have so many variety and ethnic flavor. The quality also feels like it went up a few notches or perhaps thats just me gushing over the new kin. Ethan had an Asian/Oriental feel and being Pacific Islander in real life I was instantly drawn to the look. I modified my shape a little and am pleased with the baby-faced result in combo with my new skin. So visit Laqroki and check out their skins. Maybe your new favorite skin will be an undiscovered Laqroki.

MUISM My tastes fall into more hand-painted clothing rather than photosourced clothing. I have always stayed away from Redgrave and Muism because of some very photosourced quality and high prices. Meanwhile handpainters, who Im confident work much harder, charge less. Today I was surprised to be seduced by Muism. I found these sculpty scarves that Ive been looking for in Second Life (and enjoy the style in real life) but also I found some great mens poses and a variety of mens bags. The one I chose today is an army style bag similar to a style I own IRL. So I had to have it. They have other great selections though and if you are a male fashion horse you must check it out. I love the Muism tank top which comes in many layers. My favorite tank is from Aitui but all of Aituis shirts and tanks are jacket layer which make them impossible to layer underneath button downs and jackets.

HOORENBEEK Amazing shoe store where you can get these hip new cowboy boots either in a new or used style in a few colors. A friend had told me about this store and ever since I have been obsessed. Their prices are also a bit high but their style and quality are absolutely unique. They make mens shoes that are up to date in-style IRL in SL. While hoorenbeek sells some apparel and accessories their main key item is their shoes. –There are a lot of great mens footwear out there already, but some are fantasy-like, flamboyant or very grunge. Other than hoorenbeek there are also great boots at Maitreya and City Walk/Formal shoes at Shiny Things.

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR “Nekoge” Brown by Happy Dispatch BAG  ‘One shoulder’ army style bag by MuismTANKTOP 40% transparency Tank top/White by Muism SCARF Crinkle scarf/black by Muism JEANS A001 Jeans [Regular Painter] by Armidi TATTOO ‘Reside ::method::’ by Aitui EAR PLUGS Swirl Ear Plugs by Drifting Sands JACKET Sculpted Velvet Jacket: Blac by Pixeldolls/Pixelmen ROSARY His Prayer Rosary, Onyx/Silver by EARTHTONES boutique CIGARETTE FNKY!Cigarette Set by FNKY BOOTS Cowboy Boots – Black by [ hoorenbeek ]  EYES brown eyes by Fashionably Dead POSES All poses by FORM and Muism PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION The Far Away, Dreamworld North (196, 143, 22)

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