Fashion Fair

The 2010 Fashion Fair opened yesterday and runs through the end of the month. While the show itself has a lot of designers to offer, it was a bit disappointing to find so few offerings for men among even recognizable designers. There's not much offered in the way of free or promotional items, or even discounted ones. Sponsored by Simode, and boasting international designers, it looks as though they'll have a full schedule of events throughout the month.

Maverick Designs has a presence there with both their shapes and clothes, and they have a offering from Flavor Designs for hair for $1L just inside the door, but I wasn't actually looking to change my shape, so after a look around, I moved on and found La Rosa, which did have some bargains -- nothing extraordinary but most of their outfits include shirts, pants and shoes. The shirt in the menswear 002 I picked up, only has a jacket layer which, given the open design of the shirt, works okay for me -- I can toss a tank under it to change up the look and at $99L for the outfit including the shoes, I was okay with that (and the odd placement of the buttons - which I only noticed when I was working with the photo.)

PixelFashion had a couple of things I liked, including their jeans, but I passed on those for the Khaki & Blue shirt at $190L, because I'm a sucker for plaids and this was a nice one -- there were other colors available, subtle rather than bold, old faded plaid cotton as opposed to the thicker look of a flannel. The downside is the cuffs are no mod. I also really liked this Knotched Jacket at $230L in black. Since the coat is unwearable (there is no other version of it, unlike the waist plaid shirts SF Design offers), it's pretty much an accessory rather than an article of clothing. There is a demo in the display. If you like the look and are considering it, do try the demo first.

Brocade Tiger introduced a new crop look into his line; Black Snakeskin pants with a lace-up leg, sheer snakeskin long sleeved shirt with a really subtle sheen and pattern, and a fringed bolero jacket in the same black snakeskin. The Fringe comes sized for a back less broad than mine but it lined itself up perfectly on my chest so actually making the minor adjustment to size it was a snap, and no resize script to add lag. This is pretty obviously club wear but pull the bolero off or wear it alone and as with most of Lexi's pieces you've actually got several new elements to add to your wardrobe rather than a single outfit. At $300L, it's pretty mid range for something you could conceivably wear 6 or more ways.

The last outfit here isn't at the fair but I tripped over it looking at something else, and since I'm currently RPing in a urban sim, it was a little too much to pass up at $199L. From DrD, [Death row Designs] is this Dirty Deeds outfit -- pants, coat and two versions of a bloodied tank in white and beige. Add one of your own tanks (without blood) and you've got something very cool, or, put the bloodied tank back on and head out to your favorite RP sim to enact virtual mayhem on your friendly Co-second lifers.


#1 Flavor Design Eric Hair Coffee (in the Maverick Designs showroom at Fashion Fair. $1L)

#2 & 4 ZEUS YH-01 5color Black (not free)

#3 Rigel Mesh black - from the Hunting 9 hunt.


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