Muism Guerilla [Limited]

“When it rains it pours” the saying goes and just when I was thinking I would be struggling for quality men’s haute couture items to show in November’s issue of RUNWAY Magazine, both AC Store and Muism came to the rescue.

Now if you ever wondered how 10,000L outfit would look like, well here it is and I explain how and why so read on.

winter casual suit and coat

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AC Couture

After writing the article about Men’s Haute Couture for RUNWAY Magazine (November issue) I felt inspired to play with wonderful clothing from AC Store using their latest haute couture release. This is the preview of the item that will be on sale at their store from 1st of November till 31st of December.

emo punk jock cool winter style

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Long Live Paper & Scissors

I can’t resist those great novelty t-shirts, they add fun to any outfit and show off a bit of personality.

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New Poses @ MADesigns ~ Model set # 1

I always had trouble finding good male model poses in Second Life. Men are usually represented in more stereotyped poses that are often stiff and look unnatural. My other complaints were poses with double joints, poses that distort clothing and  hands that don’t quite end up in the right place. But don’t start me with eyes; one of my pet hates is head position and not being able to self-photograph (unless you use your alt to take photos of yourself) because eyes would always end up in the back of my head.

After listing everything I did not want my poses to be and spending time with MAD Agency models talking to them about poses that they need, I finally found time to start making some descent model poses for men.

This is the first in the series of Model poses for men (there are 3 so far) available at our MADesigns store @ KMADD City.

All poses come with fixed and free head version (available only in the fat pack) – this will allow you flexibility of changing head & eye direction when used with models.

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In Darkness Costume

So here it is my “In Darkness” costume I promised I would deliver by the end of the week. I hope this gives you some ideas on what to wear to your special event.

Halloween Costume

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All Hallow’s Eve

All Hallow’s Eve. The most magical night of the year, a night of ghost stories and séances, when the Victorians believed that the veil that separates our world from the Otherworld is at its thinnest. This Halloween costume is a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe and all things Victorian and Gothic.

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New @ MADesigns ~ Catalogue Guys Poses

MADesigns Poses feature:

- EYE POSITION – all MADesigns poses have eyes focused straight ahead so if you are taking photos of yourself your eyes are not rolling at the back of your head

- HEAD POSITION – Hands on our poses are perfectly placed so all fingers are visible even when hand is resting on your leg for example – you will not see poses that have hand cutting into the body etc.

Also, to give you more flexibility and freedom to make your poses your own – most sets would include poses with fixed head (as intended by creator) and free head version (for personalisation) so that you can move the head around.

- MINIMAL CLOTHING DISTORTION or no distortion at all – we take special care not to impact on the clothing distortion when creating our poses.

- PRIORITY 4 POSES – our poses will override AOs so taking AO off when on pose stand or runway is no longer necessary.

- NATURAL JOINTS – you will not look double jointed with our poses

- ALTERNATIVE POSE VERSIONS – some sets may include number of versions (for hand especially) that are complimentary when whole set is purchased

- PERMISSIONS – all poses are copy and modify – you will never lose them or have to buy multiple copies to use in AOs and you can change their name to something meaningful to you.

About this week’s release:

Catalogue guys is perfect for bloggers and fashion designers that want to show their clothing with style. Excellent addition to any model AO, Catalogue Guys are made with men and clothing in mind.

Sold as single or part of the pack. All poses come with fixed and free head version.

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NEW Studio textures @ MADesigns

If you love taking photos in Second Life professionally, hobby or for your blog we offer high resolution full permission texture for your studio. Props and poses coming soon – join KMADD Enterprise Group for more details.

All textures can be tinted and where indicated they are seamless – please visit MAD Studio @ KMADD City (next to MADesigns store) for our full collection or see them on line on KMADDFlickr.

Retro Business

The well worn leather blazer is the starting point for this retro inspired look, the great jacket and sweater combo from Argrace is warm and sophisticated, but maintains a casual feel for great Fall wearability. The layering of textures is what makes this style really slick, circa 1970s business entrepreneur slick. The Corduroy striping on the ‘Boy Next Door’ Pants from MUWU blend perfectly with the knit of the Sassy Scarf from Chase.

NEW!!! MADesigns Poses

We would like to introduce you to another great product from MADesigns.

Most of you would know MADesigns by our vast and diverse collection of shapes and more recently realistic eyes and photographic textures. Well today we are pleased to announce the release of another quality product that may greatly enhance your appearance ->-> POSES !!!

With great poses your avatar can express attitude and make you truly come to life in virtual environment. Poses can be used in modelling, photo shoots for your product, AOs or as part of your photographic studio essentials.

If you are looking for some great looking poses go no further – MADesigns poses have everything you love about good poses and none of what you hate about bad ones…

MADesigns Poses feature:

- EYE POSITION – all MADesigns poses have eyes focused straight ahead so if you are taking photos of yourself your eyes are not rolling at the back of your head

- HEAD POSITION – Hands on our poses are perfectly placed so all fingers are visible even when hand is resting on your leg for example – you will not see poses that have hand cutting into the body etc.

Also, to give you more flexibility and freedom to make your poses your own – most sets would include poses with fixed head (as intended by creator) and free head version (for personalisation) so that you can move the head around.

- MINIMAL CLOTHING DISTORTION or no distortion at all – we take special care not to impact on the clothing distortion when creating our poses.

- PRIORITY 4 POSES – our poses will override AOs so taking AO off when on pose stand is no longer necessary.

- NATURAL JOINTS – you will not look double jointed with our poses

- ALTERNATIVE POSE VERSIONS – some sets may include number of versions (for hand especially) that are complimentary when whole set is purchased

- PERMISSIONS – all poses are copy and modify – you will never lose them or have to buy multiple copies to use in AOs and you can change their name to something meaningful to you.

About this week’s release:

by Jenny Olbracht from Modarazzi

Throughout Second Life history there has been many types of cigarettes, unfortunately most of them use the same smoking animation from ages ago. I know what your thinking, smoking has nothing to do with fashion. Wrong!

From the time the first pack hit the stores until the late fifties, and especially in the forties, smoking was an icon for beauty and elegance. It is the style of that era that translates into the modern draw the smoking still has.

Today MADesigns released yet another fine product, an unknowing tribute to the classic style that carried the industry to it’s current day level. The MADesigns Smoke poses will add that bad boy flare to any fashion forward look. Check them out over at KMADD City.

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We have so many ideas and will be releasing poses continuously until we have dried them all up.

If you would like to receive updates about new releases – please join KMADD Enterprise group (in-world) for everything KMADD from MAD Agency shows to events and new releases from MADesigns.

High Fashion

Monochromatic –  done before, done often, but still an easy way to dress if you know how to work with the textures and details of the garments you pull into a look.  For a style that shows of your individuality and a hint of high fashion, go with classics like charcoals and blacks.  The starting point for this look was the great Afghan stole from :sey, if you only grab one scarf this season – this is the one.