[#342] This One’s A Fighter

Give ’em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we’re dead
Give me scars, give me pain
That’s when they’ll say to me
Say to me…
Say to me…
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter…

The Fighter” –  Gym Class Heroes (ft. Ryan Tedder)  ♫Listen

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For those of you who are unaware, the February edition of the SwagBag is going to be the last one. Luckily for those of you who were wanting to get some of the past boxes or have yet to get this month’s box you can go to their headquarters until the 6th of March and pick up any of the SwagBags for $2000. I’ve enjoyed receiving these boxes and I am a bit sad about them not continuing on but at least some really cool ideas and items came from them.

Inside the February SwagBag are two different pose sets from Come Soon Poses that feature boxing themes, one a singles pose set and the other made for couples. The gym backdrop is included and it’s just one of another well made releases from Come Soon. I enjoy their work and thought of an idea for using it and was finally able to put visuals to it.

Modulus is a contributor to the February round of Shiny Shabby with the “Ty” skin. This is a little bit different from their previous releases as there are three new different tones that have been added to the ones we already know. New to the brand are the Almond, Caramel, and Espresso tones and also have separate Omega or Signature appliers for the body. When I first saw the ad for this I thought it looked exactly like Tyrese Gibson but I’ve found out from a very good source that it was actually model/actor Tyson Beckford who the skin was designed after. Either way, it is surely a great looking skin.

I also picked up a few things to complete my boxing look, the INHUMANE shorts from BLACKX come in 5 different colors and to go with the next item I purchased from the marketplace I went with white.

Every boxer (no matter if it is professional or otherwise) needs to tape up their hands. There are not very many out there on for purchase that will work for Omega or [SIGNATURE] and that is what lead me to the MP. I picked up the white version of Mel Essence’s “Short Hand Wraps” They come in 3 different opacities (Light, Normal, and Dark).

It’s time for me to put the “wraps” on this entry so I will leave you with the credits and the transportation to get there so I can get to work on “knocking out” another entry. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

As always, until next time…stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ [CheerNo] Jolly * Dark (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Mocha)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Ty (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHORTS⊱ BLACKX: INHUMANE SHORTS (White) ♯ Marketplace
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – FULLBLACK

TAPE⊱ Mel Essence – Short Hand Wraps – White (Light) ♯ Marketplace

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*CS* Swag Boxe – Set – (Includes Scene) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Final)

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[#341] A Hero’s Gonna Save Me Just In Time

I need a hero (to save me now)
I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero to save my life
A hero’ll save me (just in time)

Hero” –  Skillet  ♫Listen

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It doesn’t take much to realize that I am a big fan of super heroes, whether it be on the small screen, big screen, or in print form. I just can’t get enough of some of my favorites and like to learn as much as I can about them or pay tribute to them whenever possible.

One of my favorite shows on television right now is Arrow, even after 5 seasons I am still just as much of a fan as i was then. The people at Nobel Creations came out with a Gacha for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that had an essence of The Green Arrow character so I took the chance to jump on it. While getting all the pieces took a bit of work I finally was able to complete my mission while also being able to avoid any sort of copywrite infringement.

I created a fight scene where the Emerald Archer faces off on a rooftop against the Dark Archer (or even quite possibly more recently…Prometheus). By the time I was finished with my idea from conception to finalization, I was very happy with what came to be.

Other than the pieces from the outfit, the only new item currently at an event are the “Capriccio Eyes” from MESANGE that were also featured in the last post but I thought they were just so awesome that I needed to feature them again.

If you are a fan of role-playing or of just fantasy in general then I suggest you follow the path to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that I’ve left for you in the credits and take a look at the great items you can use for your own great adventures or photos.

That’s all I have for you this time but you’ll see me again soon…but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBASE⊱ Part of -Valiant- Brando Hair (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Capriccio Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Applique
FACEVYC – BLADE Face + Body #1
BEARD⊱ Part of -Valiant- Brando Hair (No Longer Available)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

COAT⊱ [NC] – ULTRARARE – Emerald Arrow – Coat – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC
PANTS⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Pants – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC
BOOTS⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Boots – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC

QUIVER⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Quiver – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC

Photo taken @ OUTBREAK

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Maison – Punch ♯ @ Marketplace

[#340] I’m Coming To Terms…

I’m starting to learn
This ain’t all it’s cracked up to be
‘Cause I’m using you
and you’re using me
It’s never as easy as we believe

Coming To Terms” –  Carolina Liar  ♫Listen

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I hope everyone had a great weekend, yeah I know it’s already Tuesday but it still isn’t past the point where you can think about the previous weekend…at least in my mind anyway.

For this current entry I thought I’d do a little relaxing with some light reading and a beverage. And I achieved just that with a little help from Image Essentials and their pose/prop that is exclusively at The Hipster Fair right now. The “Coffee Sophisticate” comes with a chair prop and also comes with a cup of coffee and a magazine that you can wear while in the pose; I also think that is well made and while you can adjust the pose, it was perfect right out of the box for me.

Modulus also has a new release at their mainstore that is worth checking out. “Damien” comes with beard and eyebrow styles together or individually. You can also use your own favorite eyebrow appliers and beards if you want to. You can choose from 5 different skin tones as well to find which one best suits you.

One of my most favorite eye creators, MESANGE, has a new set that is currently for sale at the APPLIQUE event. The “Capriccio Eyes” are very stunning and come in 15 different iris colors. If you’re not familiar with this brand from my previous entries, each single pack comes with a standard pair of eyes, a mesh pair, and also a HUD to change both the mesh set and also omega appliers for those who have those type of eyes. If you purchase the full set, the HUD also includes appliers for Genesis Lab eyes.

I have more new items from events coming up in the entries ahead so I will leave you with some taxi’s/limo’s whatever you choose to call them to pick up any of the items you see that I’m wearing or posing with. Also if you want a cool place to visit and relax, check out “Nouvelles Adventures” which you can find a ride to below.

Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR*Drot* Winston
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Capriccio Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Applique
FACEModulus – Damien Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

OUTFITCaboodle – Ezra Overalls – Navy
SHOES[AK] – Summer Shoes

Photo taken @ Nouvelles Adventures

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IE – Coffee Sophisticate ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Hipster Fair

[#339] Get Ready ‘Cause This Is War

So what am I fighting for?
Everything back and more
And I’m not gonna let this go
I’m ready to settle the score…

War” –  Sum 41  ♫Listen

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Often times when it comes to doing a photo shoot, depending on what kind of artist/blogger/photographer you are etcetera, finding a background composition can be a bit of a challenge. Some just use plain backgrounds to show a look, others like to incorporate places they have decorated themselves (which I’ve done before myself) and some like to find a location that’s been put together by someone with a knack for it.

After scouring various media for a place on the grid that I felt would fit my composition, I found the Sabotage sim. I didn’t get far into exploring it when I found my spot to start shooting. It’s a very nice looking place from what saw of it. I set up in an alley between some buildings and just went to work. I’ve left the location down in the credits below and suggest when you have some free exploration time that you go check it out just to say it’s a place you’ve been to.

Recently released for the February round of The Men’s Department, Modulus is offering the “Sander” skin in it has a very nice rugged look to it and isn’t one of those fresh, young, model looking type guys. This particular fella looks like he’s seen a few things in his time and can handle just about any situation which is exactly what I was looking for. I am wearing the cream tone but it is also available in Beige, Bronze, Dark Tan, Olive, and Tan and you can get body appliers for both [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and Omega for those of you with the Vista Animations PROHANDS like I do.

The great people behind Depraved Nation are holding a little Pre/Post Valentine’s Day themed event called “Love Interruption” and there I found the “V-Day Splatter” version of their Method Snow Boarder Pants. I really love the design on this and was something I knew I had to show off in a look. It comes with sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and also the TMP body.

I paired these pants with and old pair of the FLite “Long Beach Low Tops” that were a part of The Arcade last year. You can still play the machine at their flagship store in case you missed out on it previously. I can truly never get enough of this style of shoe as you could probably tell from some of my other looks over time.

For my upper body I’ve got on the Legal Insanity “Blade” tank that was originally first released at the [SIGNATURE] event last month. It’s actually really cool with all of the spikes coming out of the neck and around the arm holes. It also includes a HUD in which you can change the color of the metal blades from two different types of gold or silver depending on your preference.

Those are just some of what went into the outfit for this post, be sure to check out the credits below for the rest of what I’m wearing and if you like it or any of the items I told you about above, go check it out. What have you got to lose?

Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR*Drot* Seven – Greyscale
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Sander Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

TANKTOPLegal Insanity – Blade Tank – Grey
PANTS⊱ Razor/// Method Snow Boarder Pants – Vday Splatter ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Love Interruption
SHOESFLite.– LONG BEACH LOW TOPS- Black Leather #11

Gacha Machine Prize

Photo taken @ Sabotage

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PROPOSE – Five Hours (10)

[#338] Just Look At All That Pain

So fake your death
or it’s your blame
And leave the lights on
when you stay
Take off your clothes
and dream that fame
Come on and feel that shame

Fake Your Death” –  My Chemical Romance  ♫Listen

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It seems almost like a lifetime ago that My Chemical Romance announced they were calling it a day as a band. I’d like to say that I consider myself a fan and anytime I get the opportunity to pay homage to a musician or group I jump at it. It seems that a lot of the products in this installment just called out begging to be put together. Let me give you a little insight.

It started out at FaMESHed where I saw the “Napolean” Jacket by Aitui. This was something that easily reminded me of the “Black Parade” era for MCR and one that was probably my overall favorite. Without hesitation I grabbed it to start the ball rolling on putting this look and photo shoot together. The jacket comes in sizes for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP. There are also many other color choices/combinations to choose from and all you have to do is take the taxi down in the credits to check them out.

My next step was to find a hair to match the jacket with the idea I had in mind. That’s when I went to The Men’s Department and found the “Micah” hair from +elua+. It’s a nice short little style that works absolutely great for what I wanted to achieve. It chose to buy the fatpack but used the “Blacks” HUD to find the white color hair that was worn by the frontman of the band, Gerard Way.

Modulus just released the “Griff” and I chose to wear the cream tone as it was the lightest available from the brand. I really like how it looks, strong yet brooding which is the mood that I was looking for. It is available now at their mainstore, I encourage you to check it out or any of their other new skin releases.

The final touches came from items I already had in my closet. The MGmen’s Sven pants were originally at one of the previous rounds of the [SIGNATURE] event. They were the kind of trouser that I knew would fit exactly what I wanted exactly. Lastly I threw on the “Innsbruck” shoes from A&D. I feel like these are ones that I can use because they are versatile as they are a combination of both dressy and casual.

The “Soft Caress” poses recently released by Image Essentials for the Designer’s Showcase had one in particular that I thought was very useful for the feel I was going for with the theme. You might say that it is a pose set that would best be suited for the gals but I made a way to make it work for me as could any gentleman that needs an intricate close-up photo.

It’s time for me to get to work on my next adventure so grab your wallets and take a stroll to these stores and events and find some great items even if they are not ones featured here today. Happy shopping and as always, stay stylish fellas!

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⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ Micah ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ AG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Griff Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW
⊰HANDS⊱ -VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰JACKET⊱ AITUI – Napoleon – the Great Fear ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
⊰PANTS⊱ MGmen’s – Pants Sven (Black)
⊰SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Innsbruck

Photo taken @ Anduril

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IE – Soft Caress (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer’s Showcase

[#337] I’ve Got A Good Feeling

Like I know how I’m feeling
scraping me off the ceiling
Back to that good feeling

Good Feeling” –  Travis  ♫Listen

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There are so many great events currently going on and some that are just around the corner. It’s been such a crazy time trying to keep up with it all but I hope that I’ve chosen some of the best new items mixed in with some great ones I’ve shown you in the past to make another great look. Of course you can mix and match your favorite things like I do just to put your best look forward. In this installment, I have two new items (one from The Fetish Fair and the other from 2nd Level), and also a look into one of my newest sponsors: Reach, who create Bento Shapes to surely put some sizzle in the steak if you catch my drift.

The Fetish Fair has been going for a while now and there’s only a few days left, but I finally managed to showcase the “Andreas” skin from Stray Dog; I paired it with the Mathias shape from Reach which was made specifically to enhance the look. I’m really impressed with Stray Dog, and not only do they give you a regular skin but also include variations like freckles and in this case hickeys for those guys who get a little wild around town.

Image Essentials, who is also one of my new sponsors have a really neat pose prop that can be purchased at the 2nd Level event. It is a Segway that contains 6 unisex poses and a HUD in which you can change the color of the two wheeled joyride machine. Though just so you don’t hurt yourself, it is a static pose prop and cannot move like your normal vehicles can.

Items in this post that are not from any current events include the “Juno” pose set from RK Poses, “Joseph Cargo Shorts” from RIOT, the “Baron” tattoo from ISUKA that was first made available at the January SIGNATURE event, and also the “Tactical Flip” Boots from [VALE KOER], and lastly the “Luca” hair from MINA.

Now that you know what the score is, head out and go to all of these stores and events and get your shop on. Maybe I’ll see you out there but if I don’t…you know the drill. Stay stylish, fellas! And your taxi’s await!

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HAIRMINA – Luca
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Blue)  ♯ @ M.O.M (Feb)
FACE⊱ STRAY DOG -ANDREAS – BUTTERMILK ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Fetish Fair
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
SHAPEReach – Matthias Male Shape ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOOISUKA Baron [Signature]

SHORTSRIOT / Joseph Cargo Shorts
BOOTS[VALE KOER] TACTICAL FLIP

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IE – Segway ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ 2nd Level
RK Poses – Juno (1)

[#336] But Now They Only Ricochet

We were one in the same
Running like moths to the flame
You’d hang on every word I’d say
But now they only ricochet

You were falling away
You left me with a bittersweet taste
But when I send my heart your way
It bounces off the walls you made
Ricochet

Ricochet” –  Starset  ♫Listen

post336_01 post336_02post336_03post336_04Normally when I put together a post I have plenty of things to credit and only do what I call a “story” shot to get the overall mood of what I’m trying to express and a “close-up” of all the things you can’t see or see as clearly in the first photo. This particular entry is a little different as I deviated from my normal comfort zone in order to try and tell more of a story than make it primarily about fashion. But you might say “but this is a fashion blog is it not?” The answer would be yes, however, sometimes doing things different is good and gives a bit of levity.

Not that the items featured in this post are not fashionable as they definitely have their practical uses for various types of in-world communication such as role-playing.

I had wanted to do a sort of science fiction type entry for a while, I have done them before in the past but I wanted to do one that was a bit more memorable. When I first heard the song that I’m using as the template or “theme” I just knew that I had to try and put something together to do it justice. To me it speaks about a person’s journey in which they feel like they have found the person they are meant to share everything with and then seemingly out of nowhere it falls away.

These Conversations Kill was put together with several ideas in mind, one of them being to bring the fashion of the grid of Second Life from a male perspective more into the open as at the time there were very few and there still are nearly not as many as you might see from the female perspective.

Secondly, I wanted to bring about all the emotions one might feel at any given time: hope, loss, happiness, sadness, triumph and tragedy all under one virtual roof. We all feel them, it’s what makes us who we are and if any of what I do inspires someone in whatever way then so be it.

Also when I saw the wings from Bauhaus Movement at The Crossroads I knew I had my bridging piece to put this idea from thought to reality. It also helped that -SHu Mesh- made a really great suit to match up with it. You should definitely check out their store by taking the taxi in the credits below.

I appreciate everyone who took the time to read this and anyone who happens to be a fan of this blog, casual or otherwise. All of it means a great deal to me and keeps me fired up to do this even when I don’t always want to continue.

Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!

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SUIT-SHu Mesh- Quintus Pilot Suit
WINGS⊱ Bauhaus Movement – Loki Wings / SILVER ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads

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D.Luxx Poses – Superhero (Fly Pack/Up Up and Away) ♯ @ Marketplace