(Originally posted to Fab Free 6/3/15)
Not many people know that I am a lawyer. Luckily, even fewer people know I am NOT a lawyer! That's how I got chosen for my own layout in "Hot Lawyers Monthly"! Okay, so maybe I feel a little bad about letting them think I am an attorney, but let's face it: if they were real lawyers, they would be able to tell that I wasn't one. So, I am taking my modeling fee all the way to the bank... or McDonald's if there is a line at the bank. I hate lines.
On the First of June, one of the best male hunts of the year began. The Menstuff Hunt features a one-hundred-store lineup and is on all month long. If you are new to doing store hunts, now is the perfect time to give them a try. I can think of a hundred reasons why you should. The hunt is not free. It is technically a 1L hunt, but the organizers allowed stores the option of not charging for their prizes and more than 2/3 of them are FREE! You are looking for an object shaped like a blue T-Shirt, inside of which your prizes await.
For my hot magazine layout, I wore the Menstuff Hunt Prize from SF Design, the Finsbury Outfit. This one-piece Mesh outfit features the shirt, dress pants and suspenders all together in one garment. It really makes looking good very easy when all the pieces are integrated into one item. It makes dressing a snap! You would think that with those items all put together in one prize, the designer might make compromises along the way, but not SF Design. The shirt is well textured and has realistic buttons. The suspenders seem to be in front of the shirt not painted on it. Last but not least, the pants have a classy pinstripe texture. Quality and convenience, it's all there. Oh, and one last thing... it's FREE!
I wanted a little something extra to help sell the "I know about law stuff" look I was going for and the Menstuff hunt prize from X-Sight was just what I needed. The X-Sight Geek Glasses in Charcoal lend an air of studiousness that normally can only be acquired by, well... studying. Trust me, finding a hunt object in a store is a lot easier than actually studying. They make a fine accessory to complete a variety of outfits and are also generously offered to us for FREE.
One of my favorite stores on the grid is Illi. When I heard they were participating in the Menstuff Hunt, I knew that was going to be one of the highlights of the hunt. They did not disappoint me. Their Menstuff Hunt 2015 outfit makes for fantastic beachwear. The Mesh tank top is a style I have never seen before. It hangs loosely and has front pockets like some hoodies I own. It makes for a very interesting variation of a tank top that looks great! The shorts are nicely shaped and highly detailed, right down to the plaid cuffs which are actually held up by a strap and a button. I don't know how often that kind of detail appears in board shorts, but I can tell you it surprised me when I noticed it. The final part of the outfit are the sandals. The ones I am wearing are the classic ones and fit regular avy feet. If you are lucky enough to have Slink feet, The Mesh Project or Aesthetic bodies though, Illi has included versions of them for you in this hunt prize, too! It is an excellent gift and another wonderful FREE gift on the Menstuff hunt.
Male avies always have a problem finding inexpensive hair, and I was very pleased to see that Jaryth's Barber Shop has a very cool hair on the Menstuff hunt. It is the David Mesh Hair and comes with a hud which gives you a choice of five shades of brown. The sides of the head are cut very short and handled with a hairbase. The top is grown out longer and looks just spiky enough to give it a cool, rebellious look. Cool men's hair is a tough find and this one is FREE so it's definitely worth grabbing.
My tattoo is also from the Menstuff hunt. It is the bio mech tattoo from B*FLY Tattoos. It comes in normal and faded ink variations and also has an applier in the gift (if you happen to have a body from The Mesh Project). The design is reminiscent of the kind of artwork H.R. Giger became world renowned for: featuring patterns of what could be bone, muscle and tendons in a beautiful, surrealistic way. I love this style of art and this FREE tat definitely has found a home in my inventory.
The final item on this my first post covering the Menstuff hunt 2015 is the Moonwake necklace from Rebellion. This silver chain is very well detailed, giving it a highly realistic look. The design is definitely masculine, and would look especially great with a street thug kind of look. It is not free, but for only 1L, I absolutely recommend picking it up. Well, that's it everyone, I am gonna settle in for a nice nap on the beach and dream about all the other items I will find on the Menstuff hunt this year. Until next time, see you on the grid! -----WHC Riler
WHC is wearing...
Hot Lawyers Monthly Outfit - SF Design The Finsbury Outfit (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Glasses - X-Sight Geek Glasses in Charcoal (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Dress Shoes - Kauna Wingtip Brogues
Hot, Steamy Hair - Argrace Minato (Unisex) (Free Group Gift/ Free Group)
Beachwear - Illi Menstuff Hunt 2015 outfit (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Hair - Jaryth's Barber Shop David Mesh Hair w/hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Tatoo - B*FLY Tattoos - The Bio Mech Tattoo (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Necklace - Rebellion The Moonwake Necklace (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Eyes (Bottom Pic) - Mayfly Luminous Mesh Eyes In London Fog (FREE Gift)
Skin - Belleza Mathieu