[#525] Enter Sandman

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to Never—, Neverland

Metallica, ♫Enter Sandman

September is about to give way to October and I thought that I would get a head start on my October festivities and take some items that I’ve gathered up; as I was putting my idea together I realized that I really didn’t have a song to use as a soundtrack to back it up. It wasn’t difficult as I came up with it quite quickly and went to an old classic that I knew I had never used before on the blog (as I have a longstanding unspoken rule not to repeat a song I’ve used even if I’ve become better as an artist since I first used it).

Enter Sandman is an essential song in the Metallica catalogue and the self titled album (or also known as The Black Album) came out at a time when I was really starting to get really involved in enjoying music and realizing how it connects us to all the parts of our life in different phases: good, bad or ugly). The backdrop I am using from Saintstreet is called “Dreams” so I thought I would play upon that with a more of a nightmarish feel. The look I put together is something I’d consider not to want to come across in any type of situation.

The Men Jail’s September round is just about to end in a few days so I wanted to get at least one more item in before they lock up to restock for October. For this post I have the “Frank HB + Harness” by i.mesh and I’m not into the bondage scene but felt adding this to my look would be freaky, would you agree? So the harness also comes with a shaved hairbase that stands out with what appears to be scarring.

I feel like this could be used several different ways (not only just for people that are into fetishes) and this is what I can tell you about the product to help you find out if it is right for you.

i.mesh Frank HB and Harness features:

  • 2 different harness versions included
  • HUD included to change leather strap and metal options of harness
  • Hairbase HUDS for Akeruka, CATWA and Omega
  • Exclusively available until Septmber 28th @ The Men Jail

When it comes to gacha events most people know the usual. There’s the crown jewel in the Arcade which has been going strong for 6 years and then there is The Epiphany which has been around for a couple as well and most recently I’ve become slightly acquainted with Lootbox. I’m still learning about the event so the next time I blog something from the event I’ll have more info about it.

ANTINATURAL has a set at the event called “Mad Malice” which is loosely based upon Alice In Wonderland with a very amped up gore factor. The “Unlost Arms” that I am featuring from the “NIGHTMARE” RARE pack are very creepy claw handed decaying arms. I thought the arms were perfect for the idea that I was building and managed to get a hold of this this via resale. It’s not only great that you get these creepy arms but it also comes with a prop and a skybox which makes it a super value if you can get it for pull price.

There is also a DAYDREAM RARE which you can take both of the skybox items and use them to create a “through the looking glass” type effect which I have not seen pictures of yet but I bet it is very cool. Products like this are what make being able to have the Halloween spirit all year round possible and that will get a thumbs up from me every time.

ANTINATURAL NIGHTMARE LOOTBOX features:

  • Part of Mad Malice gatcha machine
  • 3 items included: Liddell’s Nightmare (Skybox), Misfortune Teller (Bloody) and Unlost Arms
  • Unlost Arms come with color changing HUD (fitted for Signature Gianni only)
  • Exclusively @ Lootbox until October 19th

On October 1st the fun begins when the Pose Fair returns for it’s final round of the year and I’m getting a head start with a pose set from HotDog. This store has been on my radar for a bit as I’ve been to their store location (which they share with another unique store, Clemm). I hadn’t quite picked up any poses from the store because I didn’t have any ideas for them yet but I know when I do I’ll be back to stock up. Not only do they make poses but they also make other interesting items such as gothic attire and insane looking mesh heads.

The “Conceited” set fit perfectly with the overall theme of this blog and it also helped me get a head start on Pose Fair which I can tell you is going to be great. There is an even bigger variety of pose creators at this round as the event organizers have increased the size of the land for the event. I assure you that there are going to be a lot of goodies for the lover of poses and those photographers out there. When this event opens on the 1st you are going to want to get in on the action.

HotDog Conceited Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required to use properly)
  • 10 different poses to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair starting October 1st

It took me a lot longer to write this than I anticipated but I wanted to make sure the information was as accurate as possible and it just so happens that the Baseball season is getting close to it’s regular season conclusion and the pennant races are very interesting and have me enthralled so I’ve also been keeping my head in that as well.

I have another post in the works that could possible see light of day tomorrow depending on if things come together the way I’d like them to. Looking for a location at the moment and I think I’m going to revisit New Amsterdam (providing that it is still active and I hope it is). There’s more Pose Fair goodies as the event is about to begin next week Monday (that’s good timing I’d say!)

For those of you who are still getting that last little bit of summer lingering, I’m right there with you trying to get as much of it as possible. Until our paths may cross again, onto the next conversation…


HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

HARNESS: i.mesh – Frank HB + Harness @ The Men JailNEW
CLAWS: ANTINATURAL – Unlost Arm (Gacha) @ LOOTBOXNEW
PANTS: Gild – Mod Slim Pants (Black) ✦ Previously Blogged

SKYBOX: Saintstreet – Dream Backdrop @ Dubai EventNEW

POSE: Hotdog – Conceited Poses @ Pose Fair (Oct 1st) ✦ NEW

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[#524] Only The Strong Survive

It’s mine
It’s pure and…
As decent as I can make myself inside
We all know only strong survive

FLAW, ♫Only The Strong

For a very long time I have used music as a coping mechanism, as a soundtrack to not only this blog but also my life. That is one of the reasons why I have never strayed away from using anything other than music to bring inspiration, awareness and sometimes calm to the storms within my head. With my post today I’m using a song which has helped fuel me in dark times as a reminder that if you can remain strong in moments of struggle that you can rise back up and overcome anything.

I thought it would be a good idea to dig it up with having a bit of a creative block as of late and recall that I’ve been in that spot before and I found a way out of it. Strength is not only something that is physical but emotional as well and with my scene in this blog it is showing more of a physical strength it is still very much a mental one as well.

The Men Jail has an item by the store, Bent, which came around at a good time for me use it for the scene. The “#punchingbag” prop comes with poses built inside so you can either display yourself boxing, using your legs to kick, standing beside the bag after a sparring session and a couples pose added in for you to bring a friend or significant other along for the fun.

BENT #punchingbag Prop/Pose features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 poses included (adjustable by clicking)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s not often that I share information about a shape I am using as most of the time they are ones that I’ve had made or that I’ve adjusted from one that I have purchased but I couldn’t pass up the “Jeremy” shape by Go&See. I really like how this looks and am also wearing a previously blogged skin “Theo” which is also by Go&See but I am using the summer tone and that is something I’ve not done previously.

The shape has a handsome yet rugged face and gives the appearance of “I may be good to look at but don’t test me”. That probably didn’t make a ton of sense but I thought it sounded good as I was writing it and chose not to go back and reword it.

Go&See Jeremy Shape features:

  • Included style card (to give best look as intended)
  • Shape works best with Signature bodies
  • Eyebrow shaper also included
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until October 15th

Modulus’ latest release at the Man Cave event has made it’s way onto my head for this look. “Ryan” is a shorter length hair that can be worn to show it being combed to either the left or right side and that is one of the latest features of the brand’s hair products and that earns a 5 stars from me. I sometimes never know which angle is going to be the best when I’m setting up a photo so having that option to be able to make the product look good as well as the composition.

Modulus Ryan hair features:

  • 100% original “next gen” alpha hair mesh
  • Mirrored left and right versions
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated color tinting
  • 40 standard colors to choose from
  • FATPACK also available for purchase
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until October 9th

My footwear is one of the newest releases by Native Urban dubbed the “Custom Sneakers” and that very applicable with the purchase of the FATPACK. For anyone that isn’t familiar with the Native Urban brand their top notch footwear has a HUD in the “All Colors” pack that allows you to break down the colors for just about every section of the shoe so that you can style it in a way that fits best.

With the amount of colors provided and faces that can be color changed it’s easy to say that you could go a long time without ever having to wear the same exact shoe style. I myself like things that can be changed to give it longer longevity as well to make it just about brand new every time you put it on. This is one of the many reasons to choose Native Urban for your sneaker fix.

Native Urban Custom Sneaker features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 12 customizable shoe parts (All Colors Pack)
  • 22 different colors (All Colors Pack)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively for sale @ TMD until September 30th

As I wrap this up, I hope that anyone who manages to view and read this and relates to the beginning of the post knows that even though it is cliche to say that things get better in time…they truly do even if it seems to happen more than once in a lifetime. Strength can be found in many ways either through family, friends, a random meeting and by determination and will.

It also never hurts to show compassion and kindness because even if it isn’t show outwardly most of us are fighting some kind of battle. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation.


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Ryan Hair @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Theo (Summer) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
SHAPE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Jeremy @ M.O.MNEW

PANTS: Chuck Size – Jordan Slim – FATPACK
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Custom Sneakers (All Colors) @ TMDNEW

PUNCHING BAG: BENT – #punchingbag @ The Men JailNEW
SKYBOX: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Forgotten Rooms

[#523] I’m Too Sexy…

And I’m too sexy for Milan
Too sexy for Milan,
New York and Japan

Right Said Fred, ♫I’m Too Sexy

Sometimes digging into the quirky bag can be fun when you pull things together to poke fun at yourself or show that you might have a bit of a sense of humor. Now I’m not sure how this is going to translate or if anyone is going to find it cute, funny or even maybe a bit goofy but that was the aim I was going for when I decided to find some unique items for this blog entry.

I never really took Right Said Fred as a serious musical act and honestly I don’t remember anything else that they did other than “I’m Too Sexy” and that may be why they always seem to find themselves on those notorious “one hit wonder” lists that pop up from time to time. The song itself I think was not meant to be serious either and it fit perfectly with me trying my hand at pretending to be a model (and maybe I fail miserably but I got a kick out of the whole process).

There are several items from the Equal10 event in this post which is a testament to just how good I feel the event is when more than one thing I feature comes from it. The same is said for The Men Jail and I am not saying this because they are an event that I blog for as there are quite a few things each round that I put into my photos because they are something I want to share with my audience.

Starting out with the “Fashion Storefront” backdrop from Paparazzi, this was a catalyst for the entire idea coming together. It also represents something I enjoy doing which is shopping and made lots of sense for me to pose myself in front of it with great lighting and snazzy clothing. I don’t want to go overboard with my praise for the brand so I’ll keep it to a minimum but I have been using a lot of backdrops in my photos because they have given me creative thoughts for how to implement them and Paparazzi creates a lot of things that make it easy to do so.

Affordable, well constructed and appearing at many of mine (and likely many others) favorite events, Paparazzi is a sure bet for backdrop and photography needs.

Paparazzi Fashion Storefronts Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Blue, Green and Pink versions available
  • Sold individually or as a FATPACK
  • Mesh mannequins included in each version
  • Exclusively @ Equal10 until October 5th

Staying with Equal 10, I am wearing the “Loose Flow Pants” by Gild. I really like the little ink splatter design on these pants and it is designs like this that often catch my eye and will be something I feature from time to time. The loose belt is also an added touch to the overall design of the pants which give it more of a model/runway look that I felt would work best with my look including the top that I’ll get to in a moment.

I chose the pink version of these pants because not only did it go with the backdrop but also because soon it will be October and also Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ve known plenty of people in both my real and virtual lives that have suffered, survived as well as won and lost their battle and showing some support even before the month begins was a good idea to me.

Gild Loose Flow Pants (Pink) features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ Equal 10 until October 5th

Matching the pants was easy because I’m also wearing another new release by Gild which is the “Triangle Jungle Pullover” that is a part of the latest round of The Men Jail. I cannot say whether it is intended or not but this top does go very well with the pants and it could be considered a full outfit that is sold separate at two events (it has been done before). They have similar strap features in the design so I am definitely willing to say that they are meant to be part of a complete outfit.

Usually my midsection is covered unless I’m doing a beach shot and do not have a shirt on but I really liked how this top looked and thought in the vein of wearing something that I might not on a consistent basis, trying new things can certainly pay off for different looks and vibes. I certainly have enjoyed throwing this outfit together because it’s not something I am accustomed to.

Gild Triangle Jungle Pullover FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Black, Blue, Purple and Red color designs
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

My hair is also from The Men Jail event and it is also one of those styles that I might not normally consider wearing but because it’s super wild looking and fits my runway model look I stayed true to the overall theme as well and chose the pink color from the Fantasy HUD. It’s becoming more frequent that men no matter what their preferences are have started to use pink which many years prior was thought of as an only girls color. I am comfortable with using any color that helps me get my visual across and looks good to me.

This style of hair, the wisps of longer tresses flowing from the back on one side to the top and going forward surrounded by shorter cropped hair (which I chose not to have my base hair be pink as well because I thought it might be too distracting.) It has that 80’s feel to it much like the scene itself does which worked out for the complete visual plan.

Letituier Brian Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh
  • Individual packs or a FATPACK available for purchase
  • 6 color packs to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s about time for me to wrap this blog post up so I can work on getting back on a regular schedule as well as keep my creativeness from getting blocked again (which has really been one of the hardest things to deal with in recent weeks.) There’s definitely more that I have coming from The Men Jail as well as other fun things from my fave brands and events.

October is going to be a pretty busy month post wise (I have an inkling it will be at least) I want to be able to do a few posts before then so it should be fun now that things are starting to creatively get back to normal. Check out the credits below and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Letituier – Brian Hair @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Gild – Triangle Jungle Pullover @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: Gild – Loose Flow Pants (Pink) @ Equal10NEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Fashion Storefronts (Pink) @ Equal10NEW

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) – Jhope

[#522] One More Day

 
For one more day, (They can’t take this away, it’s far from over) I’m not afraid to fall (We can’t stay in a place we don’t belong) For one more day, (They can’t take this away, it’s far from over) We try to save it all 10 Years, ♫One More Day

Sometimes blogging much like regular writing can cause blocks in creativity and for the last week I’ve been experiencing just that. Trying to find the right products and the ideas to go with them has been troubling and it’s something I am not fond of but it does happen.

With a week removed from the opening of The Men Jail, I finally found some inspiration in the form of the “Duct Tape Gag” by Short Leash. While it has a lot more functions than I will possibly ever use it for (it has built in RLV which I will sheepishly admit that even after being around the grid for as long as I have…do not know the slightest clue about what it does). The tape itself was my way to relay some of the words from “One More Day” by 10 Years, which serves as the soundtrack for this post. This is the first time that I’ve encountered any kind out mouth tape that wasn’t an applier so I really thought it was creative and worthy of getting a feature on the blog; while it may not be for everyone it is a fun component to add to photos and even role-playing situations for anyone who might be holding someone hostage (not something I encourage just to make it known).

Short Leash Dirt Tape Gag // Silver features:

  • 100% mesh
  • Included HUD includes phrases to put on tape
  • Resizable via HUD or by object editing
  • Normal and RLV enabled versions included
  • Black and Pink versions also available
  • FATPACK version with all three colors available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 30th

Not long ago I blogged one of the two hairs from Modulus at The Men’s Department and I’m finishing that event up by showing you the other offering at the event named “Zander”. This side combed hair is not super long in length and does a good job of keeping the eyes free from being covered and that is something I prefer from hairs of a longer nature.

Keeping up with the trend of offering mirrored versions of the hair, “Zander” definitely gets a thumbs up from me; I even chose a color from the vibrants HUD for a change of pace and really enjoy how it looks. So much that I’ll re-visit it again in the near future with another current release.

Modulus Zander Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha mesh
  • Integrated color picker HUD
  • 40 different pre-existing hair colors (5 different HUDs)
  • Sold separately or as a FATPACK
  • Left and right sided hair versions
  • Exclusively @ TMD through Sep. 30th
Go&See has been releasing quite a few eyes lately and I am certainly trying to stay on top of it but as I mentioned at the beginning of the post it’s been difficult for me because of the bit of a creative block that I’ve been going through. One thing that I haven’t done in four years of blogging has been giving myself the chance to take a break. It sounds silly that I should just allow myself that but in the back of my head I would feel as if I am letting the brands that associate themselves with me down and these small little interruptions never last long; another reason would be that if I stopped completely for a period of time I am too afraid that I would not return to it even though it is a passion and love of mine. This latest release “Pose” is a part of the current crop of items that are a part of this months round of PocketShop. If you are are unfamiliar with this it is a HUD based shopping experience that takes place monthly much like events but a catalog is posted on their website and also through the HUD which you can purchase for free via there in-world HQ or by going to their marketplace store. The items that are featured are also shown in the HUD so that you know exactly what you are purchasing and buying is easy and can be done one of two ways: purchasing credits or allowing the HUD to use funds from your account. It is extremely safe and something I’d recommend as it is a very nice alternative to trying to get into an event right away on opening day. This can be done from the comfort of your home, skybox, platform etc…

Go&See Pose Eyes features:

  • 100% mesh eyes (for classic avatars)
  • Applier HUDs for CATWA and Genus Project
  • 10 styles to choose from
  • Exclusively sold through PocketShop until October 4th
The backdrop I am using comes from Paparazzi, it was originally from a previous round of Cosmopolitan and should now be in stores. The “Neon Hall” is very nicely constructed and has several points of illumination (which you can play with if you desire, which is a nice added option). At first I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use this backdrop but with the right ambiance it fit what I needed. However, my initial idea was to search for a location but nothing solid came to mind and after a bit of research I chose to go this route and I’m satisfied with the results and the mood I achieved with the “story” photo. I‘ve also decided to give my Gerald head another go with the latest skin release by Clef de Peau called “Hamilton”. I finally feel that with this skin I don’t look like I could be Russian (which there is nothing wrong with but not the aesthetic I am looking for). The skin was released not only for Vista but there is a CATWA version as well for anyone who is a CATWA purist and there are many out there who have not once strayed away from them (personally I like to try new things just to see if they can perform better than what I currently have). As I put a wrap on this post I realize that I probably do not share more about what drives the ideas behind these posts and hopefully I can get better at doing that. The fact that my brain can be complicated at times is an understatement and being able to completely divulge everything going on in my head is tough for me. There may be more to it and there may be nothing to it (yes that’s cryptic and I have been told I am good at that also). I would like to believe that my motivation for the inspiration of this post is not only from the song that provides the soundtrack but also the thought that sometimes all of us as humans tend to keep to ourselves and push things down. The more silent we are about them the more they grow into something that isn’t always beneficial to our overall well-being. Just talking to someone and knowing that they are there goes a long way and oddly enough sometimes living day to day is the best way to cope with situations around us. The interwebs are a powerful tool that if used properly can bring us all together or tear us apart and I personally opt to see everyone united and it’s hard but not completely hopeless. Just a thought or two thrown in here at the end, but check out the credits as I hope you’ve seen something interesting. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Zander Hair @ TMDNEW HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ Previously Blogged EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Pose Eyes @ PocketShopNEW FACE: Clef de Peau – Hamilton (Tone 2) @ Equal10NEW BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: ExalteD – Tshirt Ripped v2 FATPACK SHORTS: Legal Insanity – Miles Shorts – Black

MOUTH TAPE: Short Leash – Silence! Duct Tape Gag // Silver @ The Men JailNEW BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Neon Hall (Whte)

POSE: FOXCITY – Silhouette FatPack

[#521] If It’s The Same For You, I’ll Just Hang

And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday
But if there’s nothing there to make things change
If it’s the same for you I’ll just hang

Matchbox Twenty, ♫Hang

In my previous post I spoke about how I didn’t have a soundtrack to back the post until after I had finished taking the photos and getting everything ready. This post is quite different because I had the soundtrack and idea before I even started to put the scene together so it was an easier session from start to finish; it’s also great that I get to feature one of my newest brands to join up with These Conversations Kill.

Kokoro Poses is now a part of the brands that I have the privilege and honor to blog for. I have some experience with their work from events such as Pose Fair and also The Men Jail to name a few. They have been around a while which is great because they are established and are known to be good at what they do (which is making poses of course). The last few poses before I became a blogger for them also prompted me to apply and I hope that I can do them justice.

Backtracking a little bit here and going back to how soundtracks relate to how I put together my scenes for blogs is usually pretty simple, I take the mood of a song or simply something in their lyrics and apply it to the photo that I’m taking and fashion the atmosphere to fit as best as possible. Also finding settings that might match the overall tone helps too but doesn’t always happen as bloggers have to make do with what we have access to.

Asuma is the latest pose pack from Kokoro Poses that depects smoking actions and while I’m not telling everyone to pick up a cigarette or voluntarily smoke (as I do not in the real world) but I really like the mood that these poses produce. There is a verse in the song I’m using that talks about smoking a cigarette outside and staying until it is gone and not only is that being considerate I feel but also that it opens up more of a dialogue for contemplating something heavy. The cigarette is kind of a crutch to help alleviate a crisis.

Kokoro Poses Asuma Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (proper viewer required to use)
  • 6 poses (including mirrors)
  • Poses 1 and 6 available only to the FATPACK
  • Mesh cigarette included for each pose and mirror
  • Exclusively @ Hipster Men’s Event until Sep. 16th!

A few days ago FaMESHed opened it’s doors back up for another round and for fans of Modulus there is extra reasons to be excited about this round with two different new hairstyles available to be purchased at the event. I am wearing “Julian” which is a short, wispy style (and sometimes my descriptions for hair styles aren’t the best so you’ll have to excuse me.) I chose this because I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t any strands of hair covering my face as you’ll see for my alternate photo close-up of the eyes I am wearing.

Modulus makes it easy to find a hairstyle that works with any kind of look you are going for or mood you are in with varieties of length to choose from; I highly doubt there is anyone who hasn’t bought a hair from this store but if not there are many events you can find them in and there is bound to be something for you so I recommend them highly.

Modulus Julian FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh alpha hair
  • 40 hair colors to choose from (5 color HUDs)
  • Left and Right hair choices
  • Integrated color picker within HUD for added customization

The Men Jail is also back for a fresh new round of goodies for the fellas to take a look at and over the last few rounds I have enjoyed being able to blog the facial hairs made by the store, Purfect. Most of them are mesh constructs but this round they have a beard applier which after I added to my face I really liked how it looked and gave me a more mature appearance (as opposed to without it).

Beards are definitely one of my favorite things to put into my looks because I always feel strange when I take photos without one that is unless I’m wearing some kind of face paint or makeup. Everyone has their own thoughts about their appearance and I’m one of those people who tends to not go without some kind of facial hair whether it be stubble or a full blown mountain man beard.

Purfect Beard 022 FATPACK features:

  • Catwa, LeLutka and Omega applier HUDs
  • 3 different styles to choose from
  • 6 different hair colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail from Sep 08th to the 28th

Cold-Ash is one of my favorite clothing stores on the grid and has been since they first came on the scene several years ago; to me they are to casual as what Deadwool are for dress clothes. That is a high compliment I feel because both brands respectively kill it with their products and whenever something new from Cold-Ash comes out I really go crazy in my mind with excitement to try and find the right situation to be able to blog it.

The “ELLIOT” short sleeve shirt is an untucked button down shirt with the first few buttons opened for added effect and even more sex appeal. I feel like anyone who wears this will definitely get some added attention. It pairs perfectly with the “Okauchee” pants from Lenox. This outfit as I’ve put it together was meant to be super casual and not super dressy.

Segueing right into the “Okauchee” pants from Lenox which was a smooth transition I have to admit, these slacks (or pants however you wish to go with that) are slightly rolled up at the bottom so you could wear ankle (or desert) boots or do what I did and show off your socks and oxfords (which are also by Lenox fyi). This outfit is a nice break from t-shirts and jeans or shorts that I’ve been wearing a lot because I do tend to wear those things a lot.

Here’s some details about the Cold-Ash and Lenox items!

Cold-Ash ELLIOT short sleeved shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 6 colors sold individually
  • 12 colors changeable via HUD (6 colors FATPACK bonus)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni), SLink Physique and TMP mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ TMD until September 30th

Lenox Okauchee Pants FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 11 fabric colors changeable via HUD
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Uber until the 22nd of September!

For this post I decided to do a bit of a test with a secondary photo with a full outfit shot. With the help of green screening (which I do not use often) and a nice background pattern, I am also showing a close-up of one of the latest eye releases from Go&See. “Ares” is a really detailed set and there and all of the options that it comes with are all very cool.

When it comes to eyes there really isn’t much to say or describe other than that I recommend them very highly and many of the Go&See eye products are good for rpg’s and also for every day use.

Go&See Ares Eyes features:

  • Appliers for CATWA and Genus Project eyes
  • Mesh eyes included
  • 10 styles to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until Sep. 15th

That about does it for this blog entry but I finally was able to share my exciting news about landing a new brand partner and featuring them for the first time as a blogger. I also was able to include some of my other favorite brands that I blog for as well together to create a look that I am truly pleased with as that is how it should be.

More to come from my favorite events and brands so be sure to check back to see what I’m up to as you never know what you’ll find on these pages. Time to go enjoy the rest of this weekend and begin staging my next idea. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Julian Hair ✦ NEW @FaMESHed (09/0109/27)
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Ares Eyes ✦ NEW @ M.O.M (08/2009/15)
FACE: Not Found – James (Tone 2) ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Beard 022 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (09/0809/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ELLIOT Short Sleeve Shirt ✦ NEW @ TMD (09/0509/30)
PANTS: Lenox – Okauchee Pants FatPack ✦ NEW @ Uber (08/2509/22)
SHOES: Lenox – Oxford Shoes FATPACK ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) Asuma FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (08/2309/16)

[#520] You Can Count On Me

You can count on me
Like 1, 2, 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it
I can count on you
Like 4, 3, 2
You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do

Bruno Mars, ♫Count On Me♫

At first I didn’t have the slightest idea of what kind of song I wanted to use to accompany this photo session and a lot of times I have it before I even do anything else. It was more difficult because I wanted to use something that had a ukulele in it as that was a main focal point of my idea because of my decor (yes I said decor). This is the first time in probably the 4 year history of the blog that I centered an idea around something I wasn’t wearing.

Image Essentials as part of The Aloha Fair released a gacha machine that features decor ukulele’s which being a fan of music in general I really latched onto the idea taking a photo with it close to me. I didn’t search for a pose to show me playing it because that would be a bit misleading as it is a decor item and not one that includes poses with it.

Image Essentials Aloha Ukulele Gacha features:

  • 100% mesh
  • 50L per play
  • 12 ukulele’s to win (8 common / 4 rare)
  • Exclusively @ The Aloha Fair until 09/07 so hurry!

With the help of my friend Aleriah who provided the really cool place for me to shoot my photo at, suggested to me that it would be really cool to do it around a fire. My original idea was to find a lounge chair at a nice beach to do it at but I thought this would work just as well and I could work in peace. The end I feel came out really well and gives off a good mood/vibe that I was searching for.

I wanted to make sure that I got in a fairly quick blog since it’s been about a week since my last one. Time just seemingly has flown since my last post with things getting busy in my world a little bit so putting something together that was simple and to the point helps me get back in gear for my next blogs with The Men Jail starting in a few days from now.

Most of my outfit is out of frame but you can easily see that I am wearing the “Sweatshorts” by ExalteD. Whenever they put out shorts I find it hard to resist bringing them home and because the FATPACK offered an exclusive version that I really wanted to wear and that was as the saying goes “all she wrote”. The shorts also have built in boxers that you can change via the included HUD.

I also like that these shorts go with ExalteD’s “Jersey” shirt what is a previous release. I was having a hard time finding anything that fit along with it that there wasn’t clipping (I tend to not want to deal with that both in situations where I am taking photos or when I’m just out and about, it’s a pet peeve essentially).

ExalteD Sweatshorts FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 7 original colors (also sold separately)
  • 4 exclusive designs only included in FATPACK
  • 8 different boxer choices
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until September 09th!

I am also wearing the Native Urban “Woodboat” sneakers from Uber that I featured a few blogs ago because I really like them and tend to wear things I really like (with different colors so that I’m not wearing it exactly the same). These are definitely great for all occasions that aren’t dressy like a work event or a wedding which would require some sort of brogue or oxford shoe.

Coming full circle from the start of my blog where I said that I had difficulty with coming up with a soundtrack for this post, I did some research and looked up songs that featured a ukulele in it. While there were a lot of different things that I had never heard before I narrowed it down to a few candidates and some I might use for later blogs but this go around it was Bruno Mars for the win. I felt the message of what the song stands for is something we all need in our lives.

Everyone has their issues in life and we all have a story in how we are the way we are but at the core of everything I believe that promoting friendship even if for some it is hard when you can find it in whatever way it is possible, it is rewarding. I hope that everyone takes a moment to talk to someone they haven’t in a while even if it is just briefly and also to take another small moment with someone you may not know well but have common things and have a conversation. It may blossom into a friendship that could have existed sooner.

Until our paths cross again be well as for me it’s onto the next conversation…

P.S. Thank you to Aleriah for allowing me to shoot at your home space!


SHORTS: ExalteD – Sweatshorts FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave (08/1509/09)
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Woodboat Sneakers FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Uber (08/2509/22)

UKULELE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Oloha Ukulele Gacha ✦ NEW @ The Aloha Fair (08/2509/07)