[#567] Jitterbug

Something ain’t right
My best friend told me what you did last night
Left me sleepin’ in my bed
I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead.

WHAM!, ♫Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

There’s nothing like something upbeat on a Friday to start the weekend and what better to bring it in than a little tune from the early 80’s? Many of the people that are in my circle are younger than me and while maybe they’ve heard this song most of them were not even born yet when this track first showed up in 1984..heck I myself was pretty young as well.

WHAM! was to me the precursor to artists such as New Kids On The Block and thus gave birth to the Backstreet Boys, NSync who artists like One Direction and BTS have derived from. It’s that chain that started a formula so many years ago that while back then was cheesy and a bit embarrassing it got people to dance and have a good time which is what I’m hoping this post inspires people on the grid to do tonight or sometime this weekend because why not?

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to blog a Paparazzi item while it was actually new at an event with conflicting schedules making it hard (while it seems like an excuse and I don’t like making them it is the absolute truth), I finally was able to catch up to one that is currently apart of the most recent round of Cosmopolitan. The “J-POP STAGE BACKGROUND” is exactly what I needed to pair with the soundtrack to this post because it is colorful, has great lighting and also has smoke you can add to your scene to give it a concert like appearance.

This backdrop along with me once again using the UrbanMind Poses “Rhapsody” pose set helped in really making this scene come together and more concert like with use of the right light settings and with the help of LumiPRO ’18.

Paparazzi J-POP STAGE BACKGROUND:

  • Original mesh
  • Built In Lighting (also modifiable through edit mode)
  • Additional smoke particles included
  • Blue or Pink stages available
  • Exclusively @ Cosmopolitan until 01/12/19

Over the years many pop culture icons (including musicians) were known for wearing headbands so I thought this was a great addition to my look as it was also a part of the “Christians Hair” by Modulus. It’s also been a while since I had a color other than your standard natural hairs so I chose to give my locks a bit of color for a change and I really love how it looks and how the lights play well with it.

The bandana part of the hair has 6 different patterns in the included HUD that are mostly island inspired (or you could even say Hawaiian to be more precise) but there is a classic pattern that you see a lot with the kind you can get in a store and the one I am wearing reminded me of a throwback vibe so picking it was simple and effective.

Modulus Christian Hair:

  • 100% Original Nex-Gen Alpha Mesh
  • Resize via script in hair
  • 6 bandana patterns changeable via included HUD
  • 5 color packs + integrated tinting
  • 40 Color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ FaMESHed until 01/27/19

Backdrop…✓, Pose…✓, Sweet Hair…✓ so that only leaves me with the outfit! The unique style of Bakaboo was the easy choice for picking out my wardrobe for this blog post. Many of their fashions could be worn on a runway or they could be worn by someone in the music industry during a concert and the “Dahriel” Shirt and Pants were my first pick.

There are two versions of this outfit but sadly I couldn’t find a way to make the animated version work for me to be able to capture a video of it to add onto this post because I think it would have been epic to show just how cool it was but the beat moves on and the non-animated version works just as effectively to get my visual goal across. Plus I get to show a little bit of skin and not overdue it as I’m trying to work on changing my stance on that a little this year.

This set was only done in a monochromatic tone set and I can only wonder how it would have turned out with various different color patterns (which could have made for some great looks also) but I can say that the ability to change the main body of the shirt as well as the sleeves offer up a lot of different mix and match scenarios.

Bakaboo Dahriel Pants and Shirt (Non-Animated):

  • Original mesh
  • Main Body + Sleeve patterns can be changed via HUD
  • Pattern HUD also included with pants
  • Animated version also available
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Ant-Event until 01/07/19

Last blog post my brother Paul was wearing the “Devin Skin” from Clef de Peau and I decided to go see if it was there still and it was so I grabbed it and went and picked up the updated LeLutka “Andrea” head and am showing it from a different perspective as he is wearing it for CATWA. I really like it but the downside was the included shape for Andrea is not modifiable like the one for CATWA is which kept me from being my normal size and height. It’s not a huge deal to me because afterall it is a gift and a good one at that.

I may just have to contact them to see if they could provide a modifiable one to be able to remedy things.

My coverage for Anti-Event has concluded and I feel like I did a lot in a short time which sometimes can be crazy but it was definitely a challenge but with 3 days left for the January round that gives anyone that comes across this blog to possibly find something new to check out or to even give the event a closer look as well.

January is now officially about to pick up for me with The Men Jail as well as my return to Pose Fair for 2019 begin with coverage. From the previews that I’ve already taken a look at from both events I can already tell that it will be a lot of fun as well as a challenge to see just how much I can pack into this month combined with my non-event brands that have new items coming out at events throughout the month.

Alas though it is time for me to take a bow for the moment to recharge the batteries and celebrate the end of the week by treating myself to whatever goodies I can find due to grocery day (one of the best days to be bad I have to say). Until my next post I wish for all to be well and enjoy your time on the grid and perhaps our paths may cross!

B


POSE: UrbanMind Poses – Rhapsody (Rock You)

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – K-POP Stage Backdrop (Blue) @ CosmopolitanNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Christian Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v3.3
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Devin (Tone TMX) ✦ Christmas Group Gift

SHIRT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Dahriel Shirt (Non-Animated) @ Anti-EventNEW
PANTS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Dahriel Pants (Non-Animated) @ Anti-EventNEW

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[#566] Pay Me What You Owe Me

Hold up
My money!
Yo, my money!
That bitch better have my money!
Bitch better have my money!

Rihanna., ♫Bitch Better Have My Money

One of the things I thought about when I started thinking about goals for the blog in 2019, I considered trying to have a bit more of a diverse soundtrack to some of my posts as well as creating images that in some way were diverse as well. I’m not sure how that will pan out since it’s only been a few days in but if I keep focused, I am pretty sure that I will do well.

For this post I chose to focus mostly on the “I Said… Please” pose and props from X.T.C. PoSes; while it is intended as a couples pose I managed to corral my brother Paul to pose for this with me and I assumed the role of the bat wielder. Originally I considered dressing up like Negan from The Walking Dead but how many times has that been done logically? I didn’t want to go to that well (even though I may at some point now was not the time).

What better way to bring this pose to life then by cranking up Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” that was actually a tune I considered for an earlier blog post from last year but ended up deciding wasn’t right for the time. It definitely has colorful language but at the same time it drives home the message of the image that I’ve taken with me about to bust a cap with my handy bat on a fool that owes me money (apologies to my brother for being that fool).

X.T.C. PoSes I Said…Please Pose and Props:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer needed)
  • Mesh Money and Bat included (no copy versions)
  • Pile of money built into poses
  • Exclusively @ Anti-Event until 01/07/19

Aiding me to complete the gritty urban scene I enlisted the help of the “Bleak Street” backdrop by Paparazzi. This backdrop takes things to the next level as in my personal experience I have not see a backdrop that comes with a HUD to change out certain things about it (in this case the store signs); it really added to the respect I have for Drew Sunflower who is at the top of my list when it comes to backdrops. If there is anyone else out there that’s done this I’ve not come across it but I think more people will try to attempt this this approach to customizing backdrops which is expected in a sense but is a win for all of us.

But of course at least one of the first to do it was Paparazzi and that’s what I’ll remember for a good while; if a need arises for a setting that requires like street scene then this is something I’d recommend as it was exactly what I needed to capture the moment I saw in my head without making it super violent. It’s matter of fact and that’s how I’m going to leave it…also tells you not to owe me money!

Paparazzi Bleak Street Backdrop:

  • Original Mesh
  • Built in lighting (can be modified if desired)
  • Store signs changeable via included HUD
  • Currently available @ the Paparazzi in-world store

For anyone that may be curious I was also able to get Paul’s credits which will be down at the end of the blog along with the other important infos not apart of the written area of the blog. Taxi’s to all these great places await as I do believe it is time for me to publish this entry and take a slight breather as I have quite a few things going on this month (The Men Jail’s January round as well as other great things from my blogger brand partners).

Now to hit the bank to deposit this dough but until the next blog, be well!

B


POSE/PROPS: X.T.C. Poses – I Said… Please @ Anti-EventNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Bleak Street

:: My Credits ::

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Aaron Tucked Tee
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Grayson Rollup Trousers

:: His Credits ::

HAIR: DOUX – Arcangel Hairstyle
HEAD: CATWA – Dude v3.2
FACE: Clef de Peau – Devin (Tone TXM) ✦ December Group Gift
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6

HOODIE: [KOVE] – Harlow Hoodie (Dark Gray)
PANTS: COLD-ASH – ELIAS Skinny Jeans
SHOES: BlankLine – #12 Old Time Gacha – Shoes

[#565] Dreams

I want more impossible to ignore,
Impossible to ignore.
And they’ll come true, impossible not to do,
Impossible not to do.

The Cranberries., ♫Dreams♫

2019 is here!

I haven’t been this excited for the turning of the year than I have in a long time but that is because there are so many good things orbiting around my world. When I’ve made statements such as this before I’ve often felt that I’ve jinxed myself because things take a turn in the opposite direction but not anymore because it’s not meant to this time and this year will be a thriving one for my family and for the pages of this blog.

One of the things that I started to do in the later parts of 2018 is focus on one or two products within my photos (sometimes three if required); doing so has allowed for me to ramble less or be able to make the writing I’m doing more meaningful. When I drag on my focus wanes and then when I read back I’m disappointed regardless of someone telling me they enjoyed it.

So moving forward I fully intend to work on making this a better place for the male (and female) residents of Second Life to find quality items that will further enrich their experience in the day to day as well as in their creative photography.

For those who have stuck by me since the very beginning when this space was known as “The Saints of Fashion{ation}, it is greatly appreciated and it is with that purpose in mind to keep you informed as well as bring others new to this page something different that is not seen in other places.

Let’s get this kicked off shall we?

There are still a few days left of the Anti-Event and I wanted to share this fun little item from KAJU that is just one of the prizes you can win from the “JevJev” gacha. I’m not entirely sure what that means but I can say is that it is a pillow in the pattern of a duck which has several different colors and forms depending on the prize.

“Jeev Jeev Pillow – Yellow FAT PACK” is the prize that I am using for this blog and it is a pillow that comes in two versions one that you can have on your arm (as you can see) and one that can be placed on the floor to catch some z’s. I chose to take a nap standing up with the pillow wrapped around my arm but keep in mind that AO’s interfere with the use of this item so make sure to turn them off when wearing it.

This particular gacha has three tiers of prizes which start with the commons that consist of the Jeev Jeev pillows (Floor and On Arm versions) in Black, White, and Yellow separately. The next tier up is the RARE three color FAT PACKS with both pillows inside and the last tier is the ULTRA RARE PACK which contains all of the pillows in each color along with a version called “Pillow Fighter” that you can swat people around with.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

I imagine I would annoy the crap out of everyone by whacking them with a duck like pillow so maybe that’s not the best thing for me to have and also a good thing that it wasn’t a part of the blogger pack for the event, however, I think for anyone that plays the machine and wins it will have a ton of fun and that’s what helps make SL a better place. Have fun, don’t stress, and just keep the company of those who better your life.

Considering that the pillow is the only new item that is a part of my look it’s made this blog a lot easier to write and get me to the point where I can consider it finished and a done deal. Now to just leave the credits so everyone knows where to go to find all the items you can find on my person. I also want to say how much I really love the BATTLESCARS recent windlights which range from the decor ones (which are very helpful), to the premium ones that are well worth the price of purchase that include the STARS and ILLINOIS sets.

One last thing I want to say before I sign off on this post is that I chose The Cranberries song “Dreams” for a few reasons. One of which is because I never truly did a tribute to Delores O’Riordan when she passed away last year. Their music was a part of the era that I’ve said many times helped me navigate through my teenage years and while at the time I likely didn’t appreciate it as much, as I have gotten older the fonder I get for a lot of the artists from back then. Her voice was unique and soothing when it needed be and raw at other times in songs such as “Zombie”.

Many of the artists I hold dear from that time have moved on in one form or another but the imprint they’ve left upon those of us who were there and to those who are now discovering them now that can empathize with what the message is. Voices like Dolores’ and Chris Cornell’s are likely not to be discovered for a long time and maybe not even my lifetime.

Also this song speaks to me on an emotional level because I feel what’s being sung, I have found something magical in my life and I sound like a scratched record but its really true. I have someone at my side that motivates and picks me up when I’m running low and she’s my dream that I am forever grateful for being able to have this opportunity.

Ok so enough of that sentimental stuff now because I’ve reached the end of the road on this blog but there’s plenty more in store with this being the start of what I hope is a creative year. If anyone has a suggestion for a song for me to try and put my creative styling to just hit the about section on this site and send me something (or by visiting any one of my social media spaces).

Until our paths once again cross,

B


PILLOW: KAJU – Jev Jev Gacha (JeevJeev On Arm) RARE @ Anti-EventNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Owen Hair @ Man Cave ✦ NEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

SHIRT: L&B Swear – October 18 Group Gift

[#564] What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
But I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Harry Connick Jr., ♫What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

For the past several years I’ve been able to manage posting one last blog before I run off to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family. This year like any year has had it’s fair share of ups and downs from creative blockages to finding out people were not who I thought they were. On the other side of the spectrum I was nominated for an esteemed award in the blogging community that I never imagined I would but most importantly though I reconnected with one of the most special people I’ve ever met and now we’re happily married.

2018 was full of things like that and the funny thing is that with only a few hours something is different today than it was a year ago…I’m excited and looking forward to 2019. There are plenty of things I’ve set my sights to improve not only in the virtual world but also in the real one. The major difference is that I have even more great people in my life that wish for me to succeed than I did before which is why my level of confidence can only increase as I approach another 365 days worth of goals.

To the brands that have shown me their love and loyalty, I look forward to give back as much as I can to you in 2019. To the events that I was a part of in 2018 and will continue on with in the new year, thank you for your faith in my work as well because I know that only a group of the best are allowed entry. To my family, friends and colleagues alike…your support has strengthened me and I use it to guide me now as I will tomorrow and in the months ahead.

Thank you so much to all of you for everything it means a great deal to me.

For the final blog of 2018 I’ve got quite a bit of good things for the look and the scene to share so without wasting too much time I’m going to get right into it.

The pose I am using comes from UrbanMind and it is called D!VA and as one might gather it is meant to be for the fairer of genders but as most know, I am someone who likes to try to take an out of the box type approach when it comes to poses that are not intended for males. It’s not really difficult to do unless it is a very complicated pose and I did try every one in this set and they were all usable without me having to adjust my shape.

It appears that the set is based off of the songs of various female artists and some of which I have worked out in my head, there are a few others that I haven’t. The set also comes with a microphone prop for some of the poses and also an umbrella for the pose which I believe is based on Rihanna’s song of the same name. If I were a female I think I would enjoy using this pose set just as much as there are many possibilities that can be done with it in regards to scenes with stages or even perhaps karaoke settings.

UrbanMind Poses D!VA Pose and Prop Set:

  • Bento enabled poses (requires bento capable viewer)
  • Microphone and umbrella prop included
  • 6 different poses to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Anti-Event until 01/07/19

My NYE wardrobe would have felt a bit lacking if Bakaboo hadn’t released the “Luka Suit” at the Man Cave event for December. One thing I can say for certain is that this suit is a lot of fun for me to wear because it’s very ornate and this appeals to me a lot. There are three different sets of jacket colors (A-C) with included pants in three colors (Black, Cream and White). They can be bought individually or purchased together in a FATPACK for a reduced rate and if it were to be compared price wise I can say that the FATPACK is cheaper than buying even two packs at once; essentially would be like getting a pack and a half free.

I chose the black, gold, and white even though I should have chosen a more colorful choice but I wanted to sneak in a bit of a shout out to my favorite football team, the Saints. They’ve had a good season and are heading into the playoffs with every game they play being at the Superdome which is super exciting not just for me as an out of town fan but those who are actually there in the thick of it.

Tracking back to the suit though I really love the thought that was put into it and also all the different colorways that can be picked to meet a buyer’s needs. Looking forward to more unique creations from Bakaboo in the next year because adding a splash of color at the right time makes things that much more lively.

Bakaboo Luka Suit:

  • Original mesh
  • 3 different color packs
  • HUD to change sleeves also included
  • Pants included in each pack
  • FATPACK also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until 01/09/19

With those being my main featured items I would like to give honorable mention to the hair I am wearing which is “Lucas” by Vango. It’s a long hair that’s pulled back into a bun and gives off a bit of an Asian style to it. I picked up the Naturals pack so that I could have the basic colors for when the need arises that I want to go with a color than my usual black or even shades of brown.

It’s also one of the reasons that drew me to the current round of Men Only Monthly which is known to have great swag from month to month. One of the male events that I recommend anyone needed to find newer designers or just new clothes, poses, tattoos or accessories from brands that are already known and loved.

The background that I have behind me is a part of the Christmas Backdrops Gacha from Paparazzi that I previously used another backdrop from. I thought the neon champagne glasses and “Happy New Year” sign fit the message I wanted to send perfectly. This is a night that is supposed to be filled with fun and allows people to let loose which I am slowly starting to do now.

Given that I want to make sure this is posted before the clock strikes twelve on the East coast, I am going to wish a Happy New Year on behalf of myself and the entity known as These Conversations Kill. Have a safe, enjoyable evening and I can’t wait to share my journey through 2019 with everyone!

Until our paths cross once again,

B


POSE: UrbanMind Poses – Diva @ Anti-EventNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – (Store / MP) – Happy New Year 11 ✦ Gacha

HAIR: Vango. – Lucas (Naturals) @ M.O.MNEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

OUTFIT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Luka Suit @ Man CaveNEW

[#562] Maybe We’ll Find Better Days

I wish everyone was loved tonight
And somehow stop this endless fight
Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

Goo Goo Dolls, ♫Better Days

Decidedly I took some time to think about this year and the holidays and I wanted to do a blog that didn’t focus on the struggles I deal with specifically during this time of year. What I wanted to do was find something that had meaning and “Better Days” by the Goo Goo Dolls was my way of doing that. It’s not a Christmas song but applies to the holidays and is as applicable now as it was when it was released twelve (12) years ago.

Humankind sometimes fails to forget the little things like wanting the best for their fellow person (be it man or woman) and often times people can come off as snarky, unkind, or devoid of feeling. Yes we all have our own battles going on in our lives whether it be our own or those closest to us but more often then not we dismiss what other people are going through. The veteran who might have lost a limb, the person that lost their job and has to resort to living on the streets, or even the child that is in the hospital with a severe disease.

There are people out there that need help in many ways and not all of us can afford to donate money, those that can I applaud you greatly. For the rest of us who may not have that option we can donate our time and our ear or shoulder to a person that may just need five to ten minutes to talk about their day and to see that what they are saying isn’t meaningless.

Lately it has felt as if the world has become more bitter than I remember and I am not going to point a finger at this or that because that won’t solve anything. As the year comes closer to a close I hope that we all can start to prepare to be our best selves in 2019 and help even one person on that past to be their best self because the world can be a great place (I’ve seen how good it can be without rose colored glasses).

It’s something to think about and I hope that anyone who does happen to stumble upon this blog post takes it to heart because as the song says “Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days”.


There is still a few days left to shop the December round of The Men’s Department and after having made several trips there for things (and there may be one more stop before it closes up for the final time of 2018), I went back because I happened to get an awesome gift of credit to the Deadwool store. Fortunate for me the Deadwool vendors at TMD allow you to use giftcards/store credit so I was able to bring home with me the entire pack of the “Deserter Jacket”.

When I first saw this jacket at the beginning of the month I knew I had to have it but other things were a necessity before I was to even consider getting even one of the single colors but I was spared by receiving the gift card. There are three parts of the jacket that you can color change in the FATPACK with the included HUD.

One thing that I truly like best about this jacket is that it isn’t pristine and it has a worn look to it like it’s been with me for ages…suppose it could be considered “vintage” perhaps? Deadwool has once again made me a happy customer and has me waiting to see what the brand will put out next.

Deadwool Deserter Jacket FATPACK:

  • 100% original mesh
  • HUD changes 3 parts (Jacket, Lining, and shirt)
  • Many color choices to choose from
  • Shirt can be turned on or off
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 12/30/18

The Man Cave event is currently going strong with a lot of great things to check out like the “Owen Hair” by Modulus. This mid-length side swept hair is definitely a style that I feel suits me well and I can also say it looks better on me in a color other than black as well. The way it flows down the side of the face without covering the eyes also is something I like as well (adding that I can wear it on either side of my face with mirrored versions).

One of my weaknesses I feel is talking about hair even though one of my brand partners is a hair store, I seem to let me photos do the talking for them more than I can type things down for all to see. My descriptions are probably not the best but it is something I’m working on and will continue to work on moving forward into next year.

To simplify things, I like this hair and I think many fellas out there will enjoy it as much as I do.

Modulus Owen Hair:

  • 100% original nex-gen alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated tinting in HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until 01/09/18

Even though I’ve finished my requirement this month for The Men Jail event I still have items I want to blog from it while it is still open (which is for another couple days). I really liked the idea of pairing the Deadwool jacket with the “Brush Wash” Jeans by CHEERNO because to me they really fit well in the fact that they both have a vintage and worn look. Ever since CHEERNO started making clothing again there has been a lot of items that I’ve enjoyed blogging and this once fits in that category.

I can’t say exactly why I like distressed jeans with fraying holes other than it reminds me a bit of the grunge rock era that was essential to my formative years. It’s where I discovered the music that would inspire me with writing and also the films and shows that would play a role along with several teachers in school to help mold me into who I am today.

At the event there are also plain and muddy versions of the jeans which I think are just as cool and well worth checking out if The Men Jail hasn’t been a part of a planned shopping excursion (because it should be).

CHEERNO Brush Wash Jeans [Pack]:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 6 different distressed denim colors
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

The holiday beverage that is in my hand comes from the Anti-Event and is made by Flair ‘n’ Style. The “Creamy Christmas Drink” is the caffeinated beverage I needed to help me get through several long days and also the photo taking for this blog. It is holiday themed with a straw (I’ll say it’s paper and not plastic) as well as a candy cane which everyone knows (except those who do not like them) are delicious.

Included with the drink are both wearable and rezzable versions of the drink along with resize and texture HUDs, the former has 6 different types to choose from all with festive cup designs. I may be just a tad cute for the overall feel of what I have done with this scene but in a way it fits too because the protagonist walking down the street has clearly been out probably looking for last minute gifts or somewhere to donate (like the Salvation Army for example).

Flair ‘n’ Style Creamy Christmas Drink:

  • Original Mesh
  • Left and Right Holdable versions
  • Rezzable version for decor use included
  • Resize and Texture HUDs (6 different styles to choose from)
  • Exclusively @ Anti-Event until 01/07/18

Before I end this post I saved a one of the crucial parts of this scene for last. The “Dickens Street” Backdrop by Paparazzi is something that I felt really clicked with the idea and also the song choice that I made to correspond with the blog. The distressed clothing and walking past Ebeneezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley’s office which is famously from the literary classic “A Christmas Carol” felt right because perhaps maybe it was a future Tiny Tim walking by and remembering his childhood.

I love the detail of this build as it has a good feel to it and the built in lighting from the street lamps is just perfect (which I was hoping along with my chosen lighting would really make this scene magical). The backdrop was first a part of the Tannenbaum event which has since closed but luckily Drew puts out her items in her store after they’ve moved out of events. It’s certainly worth taking a look at to see what might inspire other photos or could be saved to do something with next year but either way it is an inspired piece.

At least for me it was.

I‘ve gone on long enough and there’s always work to be done so I’ll part for now with the style credits in my wake and feel good about what this post means personally and hope that it has meaning for others out there too.

Until our paths cross again down the road,

B


BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Dickens Street

POSE: Ana Poses – Lajubljana

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Owen Hair @ Man CaveNEW
BEARD: DossiEr – ReppoC @ Man CaveNEW

JACKET: Deadwool – Deserter Jacket @ TMDNEW
JEANS: CHEERNO – JEANS Brush Wash [PACK] @ The Men JailNEW

BEVERAGE: Flair ‘n’ Style – Creamy Christmas Drink @ Anti-EventNEW

[#559] Look At Yourself And Then Live Again

You see my face and then you see nothing
Confused you turn and live up
I turn my face
You’re staring back and then
Look at yourself and live again

Sevendust, ♫Live Again♫

With still over a week left for the current round of The Men Jail, I have another round of goodies to present; which I’ll start off with the easiest. I have really come to enjoy trying to figure out what to do with different backdrops because a lot of the time you want to catch certain parts of them at the right angle and that can be one of the things that trips me up when taking a photo while using them.

CM Poses has released the “Where’s The Revolution?” backdrop at this months round and I knew that I wanted to do something with it because I like items that have neon in them. I haven’t quite figured out why that is yet but I really think they can be very eye catching as well as the message itself appealed to me. I think right now if I could be part of a revolution, it would be one of kindness. Being genuine to someone can be a lot easier than going around being despicable and what’s the point of it anyway? If everyone played a part in working on overall happiness I think there would be a lot of places better off than they are now.

CM Mesh Where’s The Revolution? Backdrop:

  • Original mesh
  • Resizeable through modifying
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

During previous rounds of TMJ I’ve had the privilege of blogging skins by [Vendetta] and I’m doing so once again in this photo. The best way to make use of “Zachary” was for me to dust off the CATWA “Stanley” head which I have not used in some time but it really helped me with making this skin look good. This release features darker tones (07 and 08 respectively) and to make sure a good view of the skin can be seen, I chose not to wear facial hair as well as made sure to take a closeup as you can see.

I also chose to add an accessory with my look in the form of the “Steep” bandana by L&E. The bandana comes in a version with hair (Black, Blonde and Brown with 4 tones for each color) as well as the version without hair that I can be seen wearing. I also like that the bandana itself has a choice of 6 different designs and it took me a bit to decide on what one I’d finally use because it was hard for me. This product reminds me a little of my younger years as bandanas were a huge accessory trend when I was growing up and it faded for a while but has been making a comeback in popularity and out of many trends that have resurfaced this one is one I can get behind.

Vendetta Zachary Skin 07:

  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, LeLutka and Omega (sold separately)
  • Two dark tones available (07 and 08 also sold separately)
  • Demos available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

L&E Mesh Bandana Steep:

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 hair color types + bandana (4 colors for each tone)
  • Individual bandana without hair available
  • Adjuststable resize script inside bandana
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

Recently I was also added to a brand new event called the Anti-Event, which focuses on allowing designers to create items that do not have a certain theme or even are a part of what they normally sell in their stores normally. It’s about doing things out of the ordinary and I myself can certainly get on board with that as a lot of times I don’t have a set style or particular type of rhyme or reason to the photos I take; it will be interesting to see how this partnership goes but I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

For my first item from the event I’m wearing the “Eye See You Hoodie” by The Nerdy Birdie, which is a brand that is new to me and have never encountered. The version I have on is named “Glitch” with four different graphic colors on top of the cozy black hoodie in all. I narrowed it down between this and the “Bloody” version but I tend to do a lot of things with red which told me that I should go a different direction.

At first I was worried because being someone that coincidentally has just about all the major mesh bodies and this product does not have any specific ones included (it is fitmesh clothing), a bit of panic did come over me until I put it on and I can tell you at least as far as users of the Signature Gianni body go if you use your alpha cuts it will fit just fine but I did have to pair it with a pair of fitmesh jeans (no big thing really!) It’s well made and the design is very cool in my book so this hoodie has my recommendation!

Be sure to follow the taxi provided below to check out the Anti-Event as it caters to all sorts of eclectic tastes there is very likely something for everyone.

The Nerdy Birdie Eye See You Hoodie:

  • Original mesh constructions
  • 5 different color graphics on a black hoodie to choose from
  • Fitmesh for both Male and Female avatars
  • Exclusively @ the Anti-Event until 01/07/19

I‘ve gone through the important parts of my look and scene which means now it’s that time to drop that style card and let everyone get their shop on. There is still more to come from The Men Jail and a few other fun things I have planned to go into future blogs as I get closer to the merry holiday. Check back again soon to see what I’m up to as I’ll be happy to do my best to entertain you and help find those last minute gifts.

Here’s to the next entry and be back again real soon!


BACKDROP: CM Mesh – Where’s The Revolution? @ The Men JailNEW

POSE: K&S Poses – My Emotions

HEAD: CATWA – Stanley v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder #11 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta Skins – Zachary (Tone 07) @ The Men JailNEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

BANDANA: L&E – Mesh Bandana [Steep] @ The Men JailNEW
HOODIE: The Nerdy Birdie – Eye See You Hoodie (Glitch) @ Anti-EventNEW