[#332] There’s 24 Hours Til I Go Away

They want me over there so I can’t stay
So I say make the best of the times we have

Leaving Song” –  Socialburn  ♫Listen

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There’s little over a day left to make your way to the SIGNATURE Event and grab all the great clothing, skins, and body accessories you can for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni products. I’m proud to be displaying an up and coming designer who I am grateful to call a sponsor.

RIOT has a really great pullover you can pick up at the event. It’s called “Tom” and it has 24 different colors you can pick from if you choose to go all-in and get the full package. The HUD includes the 24 color choices but also you can change the color for the inside of the neck with the same available 24 colors. There are also 8 different metals for the zippers for you to choose from. If you don’t always wear the Gianni body it also comes with fits for Standard Fitmesh, the Adam body, and also SLink Physique and TMP. It really goes great with say your favorite pair of jeans or you could even wear jogging/track pants with them and it would still make for a great outfit.

Just released at the Clef de Peau mainstore is the “Teddy” skin which debuted at the SIGNATURE Event with tones not normally associated with their usual scale. They have made it now available for the CATWA “Daniel” Bento head in their regular tones and have also released a more muscular body skin called “Absfab” which gives you a really developed six-pack for those of you who like to be a little more cut. Also new at CdP is the version 32 eyebrows.

Returning once again is another shade of the Avi-Glam “Ardor Eyes” which are still available at Men Only Monthly. This time I chose to display the “Hazel” tone. I really enjoy the detail in these eyes, they are very realistic looking and are also very remarkable. Men Only Monthly closes it’s doors for the current January round on the 15th of February to set-up for that month’s round.

Uber opened their January/February round on the 25th and while it is mainly an event geared towards the ladies, they do often have some things for us gentleman and it just so happens that I found something I really liked.

Parker has their “Nelson” jeans available to purchase. I chose the grey ones to coordinate with the darker gray of the Riot “Tom” pullover. The “Nelson” jeans comes in three fits (Signature Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP).

One thing I have noticed is that finding really great footwear to work with the Gianni body is a bit underwhelming. So I took to the marketplace and found a nice little gem from one of my old favorite stores. GAS Clothing has a Unisex pair of sneakers called “Move”. While you can get them at their in-world store, I was in the middle of getting this shoot put together and did not have the extra time to shop so I bought them through the mp. Not only are they compatible with the Gianni body but also have fits for Standard Male and Female, SLink Male and Female, Belleza, Maitreya, and Adam body types. A quick bit of info on the HUD, you can change the laces, base, and cords on the sides of the shoe which allows for a lot of customization.

I am out of time for this entry but I encourage you to take a look at the events and stores featured in this post, I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Maybe I’ll see you out there but if not, until next time, stay stylish fellas! Onto the credits, shall we?

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HAIR⊱ [INK] Beanie with Hair Fatpack – REWARD (No Longer Available)
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Hazel) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWS⊱ Clef de Peau – v.32 (Black) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Teddy T2 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARDDOUX – Mesh Beard [Black]
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

PULLOVER⊱ RIOT / Tom ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
JEANS⊱ .:PARKER:.-Nelson Jeans.- GREY ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER
SHOES⊱ GAS – Move ≠ @ Marketplace

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PROPOSE – Male Five Hours (7)

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[#331] Hell’s Bells

I’m rolling thunder, pouring rain
I’m coming on like a hurricane
My lightning’s flashing across the sky
You’re only young but you’re gonna die

Hells Bells” –  AC/DC  ♫Listen

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Not long ago, Violetility, made replicas of weapons you see regularly if you are a fan of the show, Supernatural. Well much to my delight and very many other fans, it’s been done again. This time it’s a replica of what most people refer to as “The First Blade” which was a weapon wielded by one of the very first demons, Cain. That’s right, you can now own in-world the very blade that Cain and later Dean Winchester used. But beware as this may cause aggression, violence, and bloodlust. I’m very happy that this was made as I have stated in previous entries, I love the show and when I am able to create photos that are inspired by it that it makes me very happy.

Quite a few of the items used to create this look have made appearances from previous entries such as the Patrol Plaid Shirt by L&B Swear, as well as the “Joe” hair by BURLEY. Also returning are the “Seattle” boots by A&D because they went really well with the product I’m about to tell you about. It helped forge the Dean Winchester look quite well if I don’t say so myself.

At the SIGNATURE Event, A&D Clothing released the “James” jeans. While I am wearing them for the Gianni body as I did get them at the event for that purpose, they are also fitted for Classic (Standard Fitmesh), the Adam body, SLink Physique, and also TMP. Now I know not many people want to buy full packs but let me tell you that doing so for this release would not be a disappointment. Not only do you get 6 colors of jeans you cannot get elsewhere, but the HUD that controls everything has such great options such as belt color, belt buckle color, and also different options for cuffs so if you want to wear different kinds of footwear from shoes to boots you can with ease. Well worth the price in my mind. The SIGNATURE Event is running until the 31st, so you still have time to run and grab these.

MESANGE is at the Cosmetic Fair! The “Madrigal Eyes” are available with 15 different colors and the easy to use HUD that those of you who are fans of this brand know about. Each individual package contains the standard mesh eyes, as well as a HUD for Omega appliers. For those who pick up the BEAUTY PACK, you also get included in the HUD the ability to apply the eyes to Genesis Lab eyes. Lots of value for a high quality product as you can see from the up close view of them.

Also today is the last day of The Crossroads for the January round. Here I am using a pose from the XXY “Wandering” Pose pack. It has five really great static poses to choose from as you can see from the one that I am using.

I have so much more that I want to show you all but time is limited so I must send you off on your shopping expeditions while I continue to work to bring you some really great items and looks from favorite designers and events. Maybe I’ll catch you out there but until then as always, stay stylish fellas! Onto the credits, shall we?

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HAIR[BURLEY] – Joe – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Madrigal Eyes ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmetic Fair
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Brown)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARDMODULUS – Simple Stubble
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRTL&B Swear – Patrol Plaid Shirt
JEANS⊱ A&D Clothing – Pants -James-  ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
BOOTSA&D Shoes – Seattle-

BLADE⊱ Violetility – Blade of Cain ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore

Photo taken at the Devin 1&2 sim.

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XXY – Wandering Pack (2) ≠ @ The Crossroads (Ends Jan. 28th)

[#330] Your Dream Is Over…Or Has It Just Begun?

Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game…of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day…

Silent Lucidity” –  Queensryche  ♫Listen

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Tableau Vivant has returned with a new skin that is available at their flagship store. “Fabian” is just one of three new releases that were made to work with the CATWA “Daniel” head. There are a variety of tones to choose from ranging from very pale to dark. Whatever your preference is, there’s a tone for you. Originally the store only had body appliers for SLink Physique but I’ve discovered that they also have them now for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body, which I was pleased to see as that is primarily my favorite to use right now.

After another trip to Men Only Monthly, I find myself wearing new ink. Tattoos are something that I don’t seem to do very much of but that doesn’t mean I don’t like them or want to use them. They just very rarely are a part of my vision for the photos I take. ISUKA has been one of my favorite tattoo creators as of late and when I saw the “VX” I knew that I needed to incorporate it into something. The detail is phenomenal and you have a choice of Fresh, Normal, and Faded styles. It also comes with appliers for both Omega for all compatible body types and for [SIGNATURE] Gianni.

As a side note, returning in this post from Men Only Monthly are the “Ardor Eyes” from Avi-Glam. I chose to go with the Green tone because I liked the way that it looked with the lighting that I used in my setup.

While it isn’t a new release, the “Jax” hair from BURLEY is one of the more recent for them. There are a variety of colors and tones you can choose from but this time I just bought their version of a variety pack. The cool feature of this hair is it comes with a HUD that you can wear it as a full hair or you can remove one of the sides for a partial shaved look.

For the only article of clothing I have on, I am wearing the N-Uno “Steve” pants. These were available in a previous round of Men Only Monthly but can be purchased now at their store. The pants come in sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and TMP bodies. I would liken them to jogging/lounge pants and they have a stripe down the side that you are unable to see from the angle that I shot at.

Identity Body Shop created and released a new set of Hairbases and Beards at The Men’s Dept for Jaunuary. The latter you can see here in the form of the “Fresh” beard; it comes in 6 different tones.

Last but not least is the item that kind of pulled my idea together. [Black Bantam] created a infant baby gatcha machine for The Epiphany event. These little ones have a hold pose and a menu when clicked upon to interact with them. The RARE consists of one of the infants inside of a basket. There are 6 different tones to win with both common and RARE allowing for 12 different prize possibilities.

You can find these items and more by taking a look at the style credits below along with a taxi to them. That’s all I’ve got for you this time but I’ll see you all again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBURLEY – Jax – Sampler
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Green) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARD⊱  IDTTY Faces – Fresh Beard ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA VX ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTSN-Uno – Steve Pants // N-3

INFANT⊱  [Black Bantam] For Lali Infant Baby Boy 1 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

[#329] I’m Waking Up

Hey, my life is real great feel I’m well on my way
to my dreams coming true and I’m getting to do it with you.
And it feels so nice when the people sing along
they’re singing along with the banjo

Take It All Back 2.0” –  Judah And The Lion  ♫Listen

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After shopping trips to The Men’s Dept, Men Only Monthly, the SIGNATURE Event, and the newly opened Lost & Found, I have got a very cool and casual look to share with you this time around.

A few items have returned from last time like the Go&See “Jayden” skin that you can get right now at Men Only Monthly. I just really like how it looks with the Catwa “Daniel” Bento head. Sometimes with appearance you can’t help but to go back to your faves. Sometimes I do change things up just to provide a variety with my looks but when you feel comfortable you tend to use it more frequently.

My other Men Only Monthly item are the “Ripped Jeans” by INVICTUS. They come fitted for Nyramith Aesthetic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard Fitted, and TMP body types. Wearing them with my Gianni body was pretty effortless but you still have to tick most of your leg alphas in the HUD but nothing complicated to deal with. They also come in several choices from your light denims to your darker and black so depending on your style or mood, you can find the right one.

{COLD-ASH} has a new product available at the SIGNATURE Event. That’s right, you can get the CONNOR long sleeved Polo shirt which is available right now. I really like the style of this shirt, it’s very casual and would be very comfortable to wear to just about any social gathering. There are 8 colors to choose from but I tend to have a hard time with making a choice so I am glad that I have the entire classic pack. Besides the Gianni fitted shirt, you also get fits for standard, SLink Physique, and TMP bodies. The best thing about this shirt is that you also have the option for a slim waist or a wider waist (for those of you who like baggier shirts as I do).

Tableau Vivant is at The Men’s Dept with the Oliver hair. It’s a very nice mid-length hair in which there are three different color packs or the option to buy all of them for a discounted price. I chose to go with the Naturals II set and add a bit of salt and pepper to give a little more mature look.

Now onto the newest round of Lost & Found, which opened for their January/February round on the 22nd. MESANGE is offering the “Melancholy Eyes” which have a total of 15 color iris’ and come with the standard mesh eyes. The HUD allows you to change the size of the pupils and also has options for OMEGA and Genesis Lab appliers. I really that there are options for the size of the pupils because not everyone likes to have huge eyes. It is becoming more and more of a standard option recently and I am certainly grateful that MESANGE has picked it up.

It’s time for you all to get your shopping on and pick up these great items or any of the other great products at these events. Maybe I’ll see you out there. Until the next time we meet up here for more fashion, stay stylish fellas! Now onto the credits!!!

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HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Oliver Hair – Naturals II ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Melancholy Eyes (1) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Go&See * Jayden  * Pale ~ ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} CONNOR Long Sleeve Polo Shirt (Classic) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
JEANS⊱ INVICTUS – Ripped Jeans ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
SHOES//Ascend// Triple Monk Shoes – Black

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Le Poppycock *La Di Da* A (Play Me A Memory)

[#328] When Everything Comes To An End

We bow to you
The frail, the bruised
Who start anew

When everything comes to an end
You play the fool
The painful truth
Is told through you…

When Everything Comes To An End” –  Plan Three  ♫Listen♫

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Gachaholics rejoice, The Epiphany is back again for another round of random madness! I’ve returned from plugging the Gabriel machine and am excited to tell you about it. But first, for those of you who do not know what The Epiphany is, let me give you a brief crash course.

The Epiphany is an event which has some of the best designers on the grid with products in Gacha Machines. For a fixed price you get a random prize out of the ones shown on the machine itself. Most people get frustrated when they amass a pile of extras from a certain machine but that’s the best part of this event. If you are unable to trade or resell these items you can turn them in for points which you can stockpile and purchase prizes from the machines that are specific only to this event and once it is over are gone for good.

Back to the Gabriel machine now and the spoils I’ve earned from it. The machine is broken down into 3 hooded sweatshirts (Black, Gray, and White), 5 Color Denim Pants (Black, Green, Navy, Red, and White), 3 styles of work boots (Black, Brown, and White) and the RARE item is an off shoulder leather jacket which can go on your shirtless shoulder or wearing one of the hoodies in the set, which is a nice touch I have to say.

I also have made another trip to Men Only Monthly and have more goodies from there. Returning again are the Avi-Glam “Ardor Eyes” which this time I’m wearing a sea color appropriately named “Baltic”.

Go&See has returned with their first male skin release which is designed for best use with the Catwa Daniel Bento and [GA.EG] Damon Bento heads. The Jayden skin has 4 tones available (Dark Tan, Pale, Tan, and Goth) and also includes body appliers for SLink Physique, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and TMP mesh bodies. In the applier HUD, you also get an option for brows or a browless option as well as clean shaven or facial hair.

Be sure to keep an eye out for future posts with more items from The Men’s Dept, Men Only Monthly, and the newly opened SIGNATURE Event that I’m excited to let you know about. It’s back to it for me but until the next, keep it stylish fellas! Here’s the credits!!!

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HAIRBASEMODULUS – Jax (Monochromes)
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Baltic) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Go&See * Jayden  * Pale ~ ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACIAL HAIRClef de Peau – Beard 4 (Black)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ :GB: One-Shoulder Jacket RARE ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
HOODIE⊱ :GB: Hoodie / Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
PANTS⊱ :GB: Color Denim Pants / Green ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
BOOTS⊱ :GB: Work Boots / Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

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[vMo] Model Poses: My Sign (6) ≠ Not Available
Vestige Poses – Brennan 2 (8) ≠ @ Marketplace

[#327] I Am Stronger

I can’t believe in you any longer
I am stronger…stronger than you

Stronger” –  Through Fire  ♫Listen

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In case you haven’t heard the exciting new, there’s another new mesh Bento head out on the market. That’s right, newly released this week comes the “Daniel” head by Catwa. Many of the fans of the Catwa head have been wanting this ever since the announcement of the Bento Project. I’m not going to go all fanboy on this because I’m a casual Catwa fan having purchased their first ever male mesh head which I did enjoy using, but I do like to try out other things. With the new Daniel head being modifiable by shape sliders it will give an fresh look at the brand all thanks to the technology fueled by Bento.

The head comes with basic animations and comes with a $5,000 price tag. It has 2 layers a piece for hairbases, eyebrows, make-up and tattoos so there’s a lot of customization at your disposal. It is Omega Compatible so you can use your favorite non Catwa appliers for your face and also for the rigged eyes that are included in the pack. The eyes also are compatible with the Catwa Eyes HUD if you’ve previously purchased this.

As for animations, like stated before, there are the basics just like the previous head releases. You can get more information about this product at the Catwa website which you can find HERE.

To go with this exciting new product, I have more exciting news. Chucky Hollak of MODULUS (formerly Fruk) has gone back to his roots. That’s right, MODULUS under the moniker M | Bare has just released the “Milo” skin and “Emil” body appliers. This excellent skin comes in 6 tones (Beige, Cream, Nude, Peru, Sand, and Tan) and has an option for using build in brows or browless so you can use your favorite style or brand. Both the skin and the body are available at ULTRA which is currently open and also at the SIGNATURE Event which starts on January 20th.

Men Only Monthly starts once again on the 20th as well and Avi-Glam will be releasing the Ardor Eyes. There are 6 colors to choose from and you can get them in Standard, Mesh, and Omega applier formats. I enjoy switching eye colors for different things but this go round I went with a color similar to my own real ones, which is blue. As you can see in the close-up they are very striking. Included in the HUDs for the Mesh and Omega styles are options for small, medium, and large pupils; standard eyes also have each of these options.

I decided for this particular outing I was going to go with the tough and badass approach. A while back DECO released biker attire that I thought was very cool but just hadn’t found inspiration to use until now. The Outlaw series comes separate with a Vest/Shirt, Jeans, and Boots combination. The Vest has an option to wear it with and without the shirt as well as to create your own specific MC patches. The jeans have several colors to choose from and have a wallet chain attached for added badassery. The boots also have several different colors available and you can wear a full version of them or just the bottom part of the foot to work with the jeans or any pants you may have in your closet that are cut specifically to wear with boots.

Lastly, what tough guy would be complete without a tough looking dog? Amitie released a set of poses complete with a stern looking puppy to show those around you that you don’t play well with others.

That is all that I have for you this time, there are plenty of new events just starting or that have already started so I need to get out there so I can cover them here just for you. As always…until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRMINA – Waylon
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ NEW @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Blue) ≠ NEW @ M.O.M
FACE⊱  Modulus – Milo (Cream)  ≠ NEW @ ULTRA & SIGNATURE EVENT
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

VESTDECO – Outlaw Vest
JEANSDECO – Outlaw Jeans (Leather)
BOOTSDECO – Outlaw Boots (Black)

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Amitie – Dobeman (Male) (5)

[#326] No Mercy

I’m a liar at night
I’m a fighter by day
I’m a rolling thunder on the back of the rain

No Mercy” –  KIT  ♫Listen

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The December round of Men Only Monthly ends tonight (for those of you reading this after Jan 15th). I managed to put together one more look to close it out and give you the opportunity to go on a mad dash for a last minute shopping run.

I’ve also included an item from The Men’s Dept in the form of the DOUX “Uncombed” hair. Once again which it is not a surprise I picked up the Full Pack of colors which there are quite a lot to choose from and even a few surprises in the Pastels and Ombre’s HUD (Blonde with Gray, which you don’t see often). Though for this I chose a basic black color out of the Naturals HUD. I like the messy tousled look, kind of like you might have just woken up from an extremely long night and barely slept a wink.

For my eyes, I’ve gone back to the Avi-Glam “Entice” eyes and picked out an unusual color in red to kind of bring out the devious side. There are plenty of great colors in this pack to choose from as I’ve showcased them before. They come with standard eyes but also mesh ones with a HUD or if you have one of the eye systems that utilize the Omega appliers, it has a HUD for that as well. You also get your choice of small, medium, or large pupil sizes.

Now for the Men Only Monthly items, it’s an outfit that works in conjunction with one another but is sold separately. It is both the Diesel Jacket and Pants. Sometimes I am not the biggest fan of jackets with shirts that with open buttons but I think this kinda gives a look of being charming and sexy at the same time. I chose the wine colored jacket to go with the overall vibe of my photo shoot. It comes with a HUD that gives you the option to change the color of the shirt portion of the item. There are five colors to choose from.

The Diesel Pants have a suave leather look that doesn’t make you look like you have stepped out of the 80’s and were the front of a hair metal band. I find that I am really a fan of these but I had to go with my usual black but the two different tones of brown, and gray that are also available made it hard to choose.

Both of these items have a TMP, SLink, and [SIGNATURE] Gianni body fit. Sorry for those of you that use a standard avatar, there are no standard sizes included.

I kept it simple for you all today so you can go catch the last remaining hours of Men Only Monthly and enjoy the great items included in today’s look and all of the other Mantastic things available for sale…so until the next time, keep it stylish fellas! Onto the good stuff… CREDITS!

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HAIR⊱ DOUX – Uncombed Hairstyle ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYESAG. – Entice Eyes (Red)
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ ED. Diesel Jacket – Vine ≠ @ M.O.M (Ends 01/15/17)
PANTS⊱ ED. Diesel Pant – Black ≠ @ M.O.M (Ends 01/15/17)

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Lalochezia – Truce (3) ≠ @ Marketplace