For those of you that favour a very muscular ripped physique, the Niramyth Aesthetic body probably hits the spot. It’s sold together with its own head for the reasonable price of L$ 2799. If you want a particularly pale skin, you’ll have to cough up another L$ 1200 for an extra skin pack. I’ve shown those paler options in previous blog posts.
This time I’m using the Enzo head with the standard Light skin tone, which I tinted to make it look warmer and less blueish. Birth has appliers for the Aesthetic mesh heads which match the basic body skin tone perfectly. The skin I’m showing on the face this time is named Blaze and personally I particularly like the luscious lips and optional stubble. This skin costs L$ 950. The eyes I have used are by Avi-Glam and the hair is Hysteria by Stealthic. The body does come with a pair of simple white boxer briefs, but if you want something a little bit more interesting, you should check out the Akina Brief at Dufaux.
If you’re in the market for a nice casual suit with (or without) a t-shirt, I can recommend Swear – Lapointe & Bastchild. The Blazer and slacks are sold separately and both include a size for the Aesthetic body. The Oxford dress shoes are also from L&B. These don’t come in an Aesthetic size, but you can take of your fee with this outfit anyway, so it doesn’t really matter. L&B recently released a new suit and it’s disappointing to see that it doesn’t include an Aesthetic size, but maybe they’ll issue an update at some point. We shall keep our strong manly fingers crossed.
That’s it for this episode of Pleasing Aesthetic. I hope you found it pleasantly pleasing in a pleasurable way. The pleasure was all mine.
JOCKD is a monthly underwear club where you can pre-order at discounted pricing and receive 2 brand new THIRST undies. Pre-orders for the June issue have ended ages ago (SL is best counted in dog year). The set is now available for everyone at the THIRST store on 12/06/2019. You’ll miss out on some snazzy extra textures because you didn’t pre-order, but for 600 L$ you still get plenty to work with… So you better work bitch!
One of the two items in this month’s JOCKD is the Damian Jock. It comes with 6 textures: 3 solids and 3 patterns. You also get the Damian Harness with it, which has 3 colour options. The jock and harness are rigged for Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni and TMP Legacy.
Shown on the Signature Gianni body and Catwa Victor head with Carlos skin by Birth. The hairstyle is Bailey by Modulus and the mesh ears are by L’etrê. The “Sweet Sexy Savage” stripper pole backdrop is by House Of Shade.
In sharp contrast with the Show-Off Shorts by Thirst I, eeeehm, showed off in my previous blog post about the current round of the Equal10 event, which will run till July 5th, I’m now looking casual but very snazzy in a light summer suit by David Heather.
I don’t know if it will be going up in price after the event, but at Equal10 you cant get the Alric suit by David Heather complete with a colour change hud including 11 colours which you can apply individually on the jacket, sweater and trousers for just L$500. The suit is rigged for Belleza Jake and Signature Gianni. You’ll constantly have one hand in your pocket with this suit, so the other one is free for giving a high five or whatever else Alanis Morissette does in that situation. The Russel loafers I’m wearing with this suite are also by David Heater and available at Equal10.
Shown on the Signature Gianni body and the Catwa Victor head with Carlos skin by Birth (optional beard applier included with the skin). The hairstyle is Reach by Stealthic and the mesh ears are by L’etrê.
I went over to Equal10 to get dazzled by the bright neon decor of this event and check out what’s on offer. As usual there’s a good mix of male, female and decor items, as that is the whole raison d’être of this event. The current round of Equal10 runs till July 5th, so it was still early days when I went and it certainly seemed to attract a fair share of people… Excuse me, pardon, coming through!
I got the Show-Off Shorts by Thirst. These shorts come in 6 colours by default and are rigged for Signature Gianni, Belleza Jake and TMP Legacy. They come with the Damian Jock in one colour, but you can also purchase this jock as part of the JOCKD set for June at the Thirst store and give yourself a lot more mixing and matching options.
My post-work walk last night was somewhat confusing. The weather was sunny and rather mild, people were having dinner al fresco and for a split second it felt like I was on holiday, except that it was an ordinary Monday evening. Today the weather wasn’t really inviting so I cut my wandering short and got home a little earlier, ideal to work on a simple summer look for my avi.
I chose the Carlos skin by Birth, on the Catwa Victor head and Signature Gianni body. The hairstyle is Adrian by Modulus and the eyes are an applier by Avi-Glam on the rigged mesh eyes that come with the Catwa Victor head. I don’t know why head creators don’t do a better job with the ears and I often find myself sticking on another pair, like in this case the basic mesh ears by L’etrê. The oufit was kept to a minimum, without being too naked. Both the Armani mesh crop tank and Andrew shorts are by Noche and the Kurtov sneakers are by Versov.
Now I’m off to bed to go dream of oh, those summer ni-iiiiiights. Tell more, tell me more…
JOCKD is a monthly underwear club where you can pre-order at discounted pricing and receive 2 brand new THIRST undies. Pre-orders have ended for June. Public purchase will be available at the THIRST store on 12/06/2019.
One of the two items in this month’s JOCKD is the Summer Vibes Speedo. It comes with 12 textures: 3 solids, 3 patters and 6 different pride rainbows. The speedos are rigged for Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni and TMP Legacy.
It’s high time for my monthly outing with the NX-Nardcotix David avatar and what better place to find him some new threads than the June round of The Mens Dept. It only just started, so it was absolutely bustling when I went over. Ah the joy of shoppers that insist on wearing their laggiest outfits to visit this kind of event. One has to admire the foolhardy perseverance. If you like any of the items from this event, keep in mind that it ends on June 30th and after that you’ll have to go look at the main stores for the respective brands.
First outfit: bomber jacket by Minimal at TMD, paired with the Finlay cargos and Gideon boots, both from NX-Nardcotix.
Outfit No. 2: hoodie by Gabriel and a pair of trousers from Meva, both at TMD. The hoodie includes a plain version and one with a print. I’m using the Signature size for both these items . You also get a tank top with the hoodie, which can work for David if you reduce your muscles and flatten your chest. You’ll probably find that the Meva trousers require some shape adjustments too but all in all it shouldn’t be too much hassle. The boots are available from Meva’s main store.
Outfit No. 3: Check suit by L&B at TMD and shoes from L&B’s main store. I’m wearing the Gianni size, but it probably doesn’t matter much which one you use, as most of your body is hidden. Just try them all and see which has the nicest fit depending on your personal taste and fiddle with the shape a bit to improve the fit even more if needed.
Right! That’s three outfits out of the way, not let’s take a closer look at the face.
It’s a new skin by Birth, named Drogo, inspired by the Game Of Thrones character by the same name. This skin is currently available at the Last Winter event. I have no idea how much longer the event will last at this point, but the skin should eventually show up at the Birth store afterwards. You can achieve a stronger Drogo look by using the shape and make-up that comes with the skin and getting yourself a goatee, but I went for a more every-day look. It’s shown on the Catwa Stanley head, with Modulus Bailey hair, Avi-Glam Solstice eyes and L’etrê Basic mesh ears. The Birth Omega body applier is a pretty good fit for David and comes complete with several manscaping option, including baby smooth. Last but not least, you can get the underwear at NX-Nardcotix.
Exmachina keep tinkering with their Davide avatar and they have recently launched version 6.0. The hud has been revamped and the body is now compatible with bake-on-mesh. The standard SL viewer and Firestorm are not ready yet to use bake-on-mesh, so if you want to know what a system skin looks like on this avatar, you will have to download the alternate bake-on-mesh viewer. You can find this in the list of alternate viewers on the SL site.
I couldn’t be bothered to try this myself, but I did get a new skin from Exmachina. It’s named Sasha, it’s priced L$500 and looks better than the standard skin in my opinion. When I was at the Exmachina store both the Davide full avatar (the one with its own head) and the body-only version (yup, that’ll be the headless one) were discounted 50%, which brings the prices to L$1400 and L$600 respectively. Underwear options for this body are still severely limited. I found these simple briefs by Boycott in Marketplace and I guess they’ll have to do for now. The original eyes that come with this avatar left me underwhelmed, so I popped in Avi-Glam mesh eyes instead. For hair I went with something by Dura that frames the face nicely.
There aren’t many clothing brands officially supporting this body yet. Legal Insanity has been gradually including an Exmachina size, but not for everything. These baggy pants and sleeveless t-shirt are a little sample of what’s available for Davide at Legal Insanity. The sneakers I’m wearing with this are from a gacha set at Semller and they only work with long trousers and your feet blanked out.
That’s it for my closer look at version 6.0 of the Exmachina Davide avatar. I might have another look at combining the headless version with a mesh head sooner or later. I wonder if by the time I get round to that, there will already be a version 6.1.
A while ago (or is that a willy ago) Birth released their first venture into the arena of male genitalia with the Mr Smooth cock. They’ve had some fun with tattoos for this appendage along the way, but now they are releasing a new model: the Zeus bento cock.
The list of bells and whistles is rather long:
The Zeus bento cock is available at the Kinky event from May 28th till June 22th and at the Birth main store after that. It’s shown here on the Signature Gianni body with a Birth skin applier for this body which of course matches the cock effortlessly. Let the shenanigans commence!
What the organiser of the Equal10 event are aiming for time and time again is quite admirable. Offering an equal split of male, female and decor items makes this event always worth a visit.
Thirst has a pair of tiiiiiiiny sexy shorts at this event, complete with an old- school walkman. I wonder if cassettes will be making a comeback like vinyl has been doing lately. I have memories of a long hike along the beach on a school trip, during which I mostly cut myself off from the rest of the group by listening to music on my walkman, flipping the cassette each time a side had ended, cause I only brought one. But back to the Thirst shorts now: they have been rigged for Signature Gianni and Belleza Jake and the hud offers 15 textures which can be individually applied to the waistband, main fabric, piping and drawstring. Such fun! Even if you’re not really into patterns, that leaves you with 10 solid colours to play with. Truth be told, I spent much more time at the beach in these shorts than at the Equal10 event. Oh well, I can still go back, as the event runs till June 5th.