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

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

It’s not enough to set the turn
With nothing ventured nothing learned
It’s how it’s always been

~ “The Next Time Around” by Little Joy

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

Try something new and you might learn something. I found these cute skirt/pants out on my wanderings. Made by yoriminaty Beresford (a distant cousin, clearly), this unusual piece with its handpainted motif and muddy color is hippy chic. Kaneyan Nicholls supplies the light and pretty top with the laced collar.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

My skin is a fresh offering from Kaethe Dyrssen, who is dipping into skin creation after being established as a shape maker. I juiced up the lips with a new lip gloss from Mocksoup Graves. Mocksoup’s glosses and eyeshadows dominate my makeup kit because they fit so many skins and are translucent, so the original skin’s lip shape can still show through. For all we gripe about LL, surely the tattoo layers are a great feature. Finally my wispy and romantic hair is a new offering from Mirja Mills. This blonde is really fantastic.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

I’ll belong to you, it’s how it’s meant to be

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LARA * /blonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: *L*Luna – Peach -Pure LBFR by Kaethe Dyrssen for Leafy

Makeup: [mock] Mizu LipGloss [Dark Pink] [Pia] by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K Cosmetics *

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

Top: Cotton tunic <Chocolate> short sleeve by kaneyan Nicholls for MNK*SHOP

Pants: (yorim’s F)otogi_skirt (long) by yoriminaty Beresford for =YORIM’S FACTORY=

Bracelet: MIEL AHI BRACELET – right hand by Mika Nieuport for The Hive

Shoes: [e] Millside Flats – Desert by Elikapeka Tiramisu for [elikatira]