A Good Man

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.  ~ Germaine Greer

A Good Man

I have been given crap in the past about not being “man” enough in my blogs. I wore this to a party recently and Voshie Paine nearly jumped me and she is a fine connoisseur of men, so there :P I think it starts with this white shirt from hiwinyu Fazuku—amazingly rendered with wrinkles and a great collar (white is NOT easy to do, folks). He includes a couple scarves with the shirt, including this striped number. Now you might think shorts are not masculine, they do just fine, especially on a man who knows who he is. These tweed shorts have a great texture and a fine tailored fit. My loafers are from Rob1977 Moonites, his generous gift for Menstuff (which is coming up again soon—starting June 3—woot!).

A Good Man

I think I know why Voshie was hot for me. First it was this skin from Ramses Meredith, which I wear with a body hair layer. (I personally LIKE men with some hair on their bodies.) Those legs—num! And Ramses has paid attention to all details of the male body with equal exactitude.

Maybe it’s the shape. Sophia Rossen has invested a fair amount of time learning the shape of a man’s body (in making shapes, that is) and this one certainly hits all the best notes for me. He’s not too muscular, not too overdone, but he’s still manly. Rowr!

My hair is from a (kinda) new designer, Doctor Aho, who is making hair for the younger male avatars out there—lots of straight hair and shorter cuts (no long or ponytails). His place is definitely worth checking out.

A Good Man

Macho doesn’t prove mucho.  ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

Hair: *DROT* Dex – Dark Chocolate by Doctor Aho for Drot

Skin: Antoine Medium Normal Beard1 – Bald with Antoine Medium Normal Beard1 – Bald – body hair – Tone Pale 4 by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme *

Shape: Sophistishapes – MILTON bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Grey (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Shirt with scarf: ::Mr.Poet::White Shirts and Slim scarf by hiwinyu Fazuku for ::Mr.Poet::

Pants: Tweed Pants_H&S_Gray_KALMIA labo.(MNK*SHOP)sw by kaneyan Nicholls for MNK*SHOP

Glasses: Solar Eyewear ~ Nash by Solar Flare for Solar Eyewear

Shoes: MENstuff Hunt #7 *FIR & MNA* by Rob1977 Moonites for *FIR & MNA*

European Carryall: HOC – Leather messenger bag – Black by Guu Nishi for HOC Industries

The Boy Next Door

Remember the boy next door? What was his name? Brian Gerdes. Yeah, Brian of the failed rocket experiments that one summer, the year of no bathing when he was 12, the face full of braces through junior high, the cracked voice and zits and obsession about the Cure, the oil-leaking Corolla parked in his parent’s driveway. Boy, you haven’t seen him in years. Yet there he is, pulling up in his Saab this holiday in the neighbors’ driveway, alone, looking utterly changed and fantastic.

The Boy Next Door

You never thought Brian knew anything about fashion. That leather jacket from hiwinyu Fazuku is clearly made of some expensive animal skin with its soft buttery textures. The details are spectacular with its double-breasted tailoring, military cuffs and epaulets and gorgeous buttoned vent in back. Underneath a vest is buttoned over an uncommonly beautiful black silk shirt with a great ascot. A scarf is thrown around his neck. What has happened to the gawky, dorky Brian you once knew?

The Boy Next Door

He sports a rugged handsome look thanks to Tricky Boucher. Now that Brian has grown up and shed the braces, he’s pretty darn tasty. You remember how his father would give him a buzz cut in the back yard every Memorial Day weekend and again at Halloween. He has clearly outgrown that style with his long curly locks from chiaki Xue. Your fingers tingle at the thought of touching it. Brian’s all grown up!

The Boy Next Door

How are you going to manage to get next door to talk to him? Just make yourself look all delicious and grab a plate of Mom’s cookies to take over to Mrs. Gerdes….

Hair: **Dura-Boy**05(Black resize) by chiaki Xue for **Dura**(Hair shop)

Skin: -Belleza- Ewan v2 SK 3 (hair) by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-*

Jacket with shirt and vest: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Peacoat and Pleated shirt-Vest set_Brown by hiwinyu Fazuku for ::[ Mr.Poet ]::

Pants: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Leather woven pants black & belt brown by hiwinyu Fazuku for ::[ Mr.Poet ]::

Shoes: DB – Brown (Copy OK) by Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers Creepers *

PS Thanks to Vaki Zenovka at Insert Funny Name Here for the link to Mr. Poet.

The Out-of-Towner

When you read this I will be long gone, out of town, enjoying the pleasures of a full-amenity resort, while you, dear reader will be stuck at home in your jammies, reading my blog. (Actually, ok… it’s a water park we’re going to, and I don’t swim. Don’t envy me TOO much.)

the Out-of Towner

So while they swim, I will be out and about shopping. I realize this is not resort wear per se, but I am one of those uptight city ladies, ‘k? I don’t *do* flip flops. This jacket from toraji Voom is perfect for a weekend “in the country,” as I prefer to think of it. Woolen and warm, tailored and worn, this jacket travels well from city to country and back. I wear a swingy skirt from como Setsuko, flirty and autumnal and fun. Warm tights from Visa Volare keep my legs warm as the season turns to the cold.

This ever-versatile scarf from hiwinyu Fazuku keeps my neck warm. (Now, when I went to Paris, I wondered about scarves around the neck—were they fashion or function? I found out that one scarf around the neck can keep a person very warm without having to put in a heavy coat.) Yes, I realize my purse from Irie Campese is huge. I have my knitting in there, thank you, my iPad, kleenex, money, credit cards, sunglasses, a bottle of water, a granola bar, brochures, a map, umbrella, gum.. and a bundle of receipts ;)

the Out-of Towner

My skin is beautifully provided by Joakim Asbrink, who fashions her skins after international stars with a few change-ups. This one, named after the elegant First Lady of France, has beautiful autumnal coloring. The eyebrows are well shaped, the eye makeup is artistically done. My earrings are from Abraxxa Anatine’s skillful hands, certainly a pair that might be found in a high-end art jewelry shop on my travels. And I keep my new hair from Truth Hawks in place with his ingenious color-change hair band.

the Out-of Towner

(I won’t really be shopping—probably sleeping and knitting and reading books by the pool.)

Hair: >TRUTH< Nadine – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Glance-Bruna-Brown by Joakim Asbrink for Glance *

Jacket: **DP**yumyum tweed jacket : brown by toraji Voom for **DP**yumyum

Top: ::P:: Petunia Maia Tank, Bronze by Aree Lilibub for Petunia

Skirt: Yozoh* Koizora ( girl from asia ) by como Setsuko for Yozoh

Scarf: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Wide Scarf by hiwinyu Fazuku for ::[ Mr.Poet ]::

Tights: Twosome – harvest tights . gold by Visa Volare for Twosome

Earrings: EarthStones Karin Earrings – Fire Agate by Abraxxa Anatine for Earthstones, available at the 2010 Jewelry Fair

Purse: {SMS} Short Strap Tote Tomato no pose by Irie Campese for {SMS}

Boots: *GF* Short Lace-Up Boots –Brown by Cerberus Noel for G Field