Applonia Criss CHANTKARE

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Week before last,  I had a lot of fun writing about Applonia Criss and her fantastic line of clothing, named CHANTKARE. This week I am going back and writing about her men’s line of clothing which is up and coming. As you know, I am committed to bring to light more of the men’s lines of quality fashion designs.  I have said this before that the guy’s sometimes get the short end of the stick and they are out there hunting for new looks in clothing.  Here you are men, CHANTKARE, has some nice outfits for you to check out.

I also feel that if the industry were more open with transferable for men, the women would go nuts at buying more for their honeys.  I know I would.  I Am, therefore I Shop. Seriously I have to raise my hand and state, My name is Tammy Trommler and I am a Shopaholic. I am here to tell you that if men’s clothing were transferable, my guy would have an inventory that would blow his mind.
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THIS WEEK IS MIMI’S CHOICE – MEN’S

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MIMI’S CHOICE – Men

CONGRATULATIONS!

MIMI JUNEAU   voted  SL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 

Last week I had the pleasure of writing about Mimi’s Choice – Women’s.  As I had promised earlier, I am dedicated to writing more about men’s fashion and the ability for men to be able to read this blog and find new and fantastic places to purchase quality clothing.

Across the street from Mimi’s women’s clothing, is located Mimi’s men’s.  When you walk into the shop you immediately notice the tranquil and beautifully designed atmosphere.  Everywhere you look it is pleasing to your eyes.  Clothing is supported by an array of designers who do absolute quality clothing for the man with an eye towards fashion.  Let’s face it, everyone will notice a man who is dressed well, the same as women are noticed.  There are those out there who don’t really care, but I want to say that a few extra linden’s put towards your wardrobe will speak volumes about anyone, especially men.

At Mimi’s you can find anything from designer jeans and shirts to outstanding tuxes.  The layout of the shop makes it easy to find anything you are looking for.  It is not crowded and over packed with items.  Yet it is definitely a one stop shopping experience.  I love simplicity and not over crowding.  Knowing a little about men, they don’t care for it either.  Make it easy and they love it.

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Oscar Page

Oscar Page

If you have looked at the latest issue of Second Style (Issue #23), you’ll notice a very prominent name listed on the cover- Oscar Page.   A title well deserved, I might add.  I’ve known Oscar for quite some time and he’s not only been a very good friend, but is one of the few men I know in Second Life that not only loves to shop, but always looks very stylish and up-to-date.  Unlike most men in Second Life who tend to wear the same thing over and over, Oscar has more than one or two outfits in his inventory. Oscar is also one of the old timers, has been in Second Life since 2004, so he has  a unique perspective on fashion for men and how it has evolved through the years.  Oscar has harnessed all those years and created his own blog for men’s fashion in Second Life called Oscaresque Fashion Sense in a Second World.  If you are male in Second Life who can’t stand shopping and the time involved,  then you’ll definitely want to bookmark this site to find out the latest styles and releases. 

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I am always on the look out for a great new designer, especially if I find they have that special element that sets them apart from the rest. On a recent tip-off, I decided to take a look at the much talked about CE Cubic Effect. Initially, I was met with a monolith of a structure that reminded me of something from the Mad Max movies.

Inside, I was met with a rather retro feel rather than futuristc. The design quality is good with a lot of beautiful hand-drawn items. In particular the jeans and casual jackets, which all seemed exceptionally well produced. I was rather daunted by the fact that there was no clear division in the shop for men’s and women’s clothing, with even some of the vendor pictures having unisex photography. I don’t do men’s clothes and very rarely wear anything that could be seen to be male personified.

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It doesn’t have to be Halloween to try on something scary. I recently ran across a great little shop of horrors that sells inspired items in the vein of Tim Burton-style creepiness. The store is Shadow things. So, for the days when I’m feeling ghoulish, I wear my broken boy skin that appears to be made of damaged porcelain. I paired this with some clean-cut items from other stores, including a nice black shirt from Fireflies , charcoal Southern Comfort pants from Casa Del Shai, a black tie from The Good Life , a gold cross wrist cuff from M.R.M Factory and black desert boots from Maitreya . I decided to create contrast within the look with my favorite fedora, The Fed, from The Hat Shop.

Harriet Gausman: For those who do not know, how long have you been in SL and when did your business begin?

AvaGardner: I’m in SL since last year, in june. It wasn’t my first idea having business in world, but after some fun and all that stuff, i started business in october 2007.

Harriet Gausman: How much is AvaGardner like the real you?

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Kenny and I went to check out the new releases at Redgrave this week and, I must say, there is some really wonderful stuff this time. My absolute favorite was this sequined clubbing shirt; a simple, long-sleeved, black shirt with exquisite details on the lapels and cuffs. I bought these dark grey satin pants to go with it because the shading looked so realistic. I just love how the fabric seems to bunch up around the ankles. (more…)