[#504] Inside Out

So here we go, Here I am
Its not for me or for them
‘Cause we forgive and forget
And then we do it again

Dangerkids, ♫Inside Out

When there are so many different events with more than a handful of items I want to take home with me or sometimes in my case I might happen to be a blogger for the event and have so much to choose from because it is all so good the reality is that time wise I’m not going to be able to make posts for every single item during the event so I’ll have to pick and choose what products feature in a photo (or photos) for a blog post.

However, no matter what the show always must continue and I’ve got more coverage of Pose Fair for you! This event which is now quarterly instead of just a singular month during the year is continuing to be a juggernaut for those who are big into blogging and photography and need things to help fuel their creativeness. I can tell you that the things I’ve discovered from the event have really given me quite a bit of a boost.

X.T.C Poses has a rather nice male pose set to accompany the two female sets they have up for sale at Pose Fair, “Giovanni” is something I consider to be a good set and I knew right away what I wanted to do with it once I unpacked it. I think that overall the full frame shot I captured was exactly what I envisioned when I was putting the scene together.

X.T.C Poses Giovanni FATPACK Pose Set features:

  • 5 bento static poses (1 alternate pose for lower waist)
  • static poses and poseballs included for your convenience
  • Animation Overide poses with breathing also included
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st!

POSE FAIR! Giovanni Bento set (breathing)

It’s only been a few days now since The Men Jail paroled it’s July round to the public and there are a lot of great items at the event that I’m pretty excited about using in my photos and one of them is the [LOB] Running Shirt (which yes it is more like a tanktop but we’re not really keeping score are we?) This tank fit so perfectly with the HOLLOWAY jeans from {Cold-Ash} from my last post (which I am wearing in another denim color). With the lighting I chose to use I decided to stray away from wearing the black version of the tank and went with the gray (I would say heather gray but again who is keeping score) so the details of it could be seen more clearly.

I also like that I coordinated my outfit to have jeans and a shirt that had strategic rips in them to make them a bit similar; I thought it was a good idea to go for as well with the soundtrack of the blog as well considering that one of the themes to it is destruction. Makes the most sense to me at least where that’s concerned.

[LOB] Running Shirt FATPACK features:

  • Color changing HUD that includes 5 colors
  • Includes shoulder towel (not shown)
  • HUD for shoulder towel also has 5 color options
  • Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Available @ The Men Jail until July 28th!

In this blog I’m featuring a recent hair that was originally released at last months Man Cave but with some real world things I got a little bit behind and missed covering it while it was at the event but I really like the hair and want to make sure that those who may not have been able to get to the event while it was there have another opportunity to get it now that it has been moved to the mainstore as a release.

The “Dalton Hair” is a nice shorter side-combed style that really works as a summer cut because it’s not super long and you can easily shave the back and sides of your head (ie shaved hairbase ofc) and it will still look fantastic. For the time being I returned to darker tones of hair and can’t specifically say I have a reason why it just seems to fit at the moment and that’s the great thing about being able to change from one moment to the next is that perhaps for my next photo I can sport another color. Modulus has added several of the recent event items that have lapsed into their store and marketplace so check them out after you finish reading this blog entry (or you can always tab out and come back because I’m totally cool with that!)

Modulus Dalton Hair features:

  • Male 100% mesh hair (could be also unisex)
  • 40 different colors to choose from (5 different color packs)
  • FATPACK option available
  • Integrated color picker within hair HUD for added customization
  • Available right now at the Modulus Mainstore!

Before I get to the next thing that I’m putting a spotlight on in this blog, I’d like to take a moment to thank the creator of Paparazzi (maker of fine backdrops), Drew Sunflower. I’ve had several interactions with him over the last month or so and personally I think he’s a great person. Not that I’m trying to say that all creators aren’t but there are some that seem to go over and beyond to show appreciation to the people who blog their products that may not blog for them specifically so kudos to you for being one heck of a person. With that said it’s a good way to segue into the next and last spotlight of this blog.

Equal10 is now open for the July round and I haven’t had much of a chance to take a look at all of what’s up for sale but I did see a small handful of things that I’m going to have to take a trip there to give a closer look to. Aside from that, Paparazzi has released a really cool backdrop called “Metropolis Bridge” that really blew me away. The construction and the overall feel of this kind of put me in that sort of Bladerunner mixed in with a future possible Tokyo vibe. I really can’t get over the detail and if I don’t cut myself off I’d never stop talking about it.

Paparazzi Metropolis Bridge Backdrop features:

  • 100% Mesh with ability to resize through built in script
  • Bridge overlooking futuristic downtown city
  • Neon accents which look fantastic in certain lighting
  • Available @ equal10 until August 05th

This post also contains other items from The Men Jail but instead of talking about them now I plan to feature them in perhaps my next post where they’ll get their own coverage with a more up front view so that I can promote them properly as they should and because I feel they are good products it’s the best way for me to be able to do that.

There is also more Pose Fair for me to attack so hopefully readers stick around for that (I hope you do for sure!) as well as more from The Men Jail and I’m sure I will mix it up with other great items as well from Modulus, Native Urban, Go&See and plenty of others. I’ve also heard that Vista will be releasing their first bento male head soon which is super exciting and I definitely would love to give coverage to that upon its release.

Time for me to wrap this up and of course until our paths cross again it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Dalton Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta – Nathan (Tone 04) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BEARD: Purfect – Beard & Mustache 005 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: LOB – Running Shirt FATPACK NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Metropolis Bridge ✦ NEW @ equal10 (07/10 – 08/05)

POSE: X.T.C Poses – Giovanni ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

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[#503] ‘Cause I’m Going To Make This Place Your Home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Phillip Phillips, ♫Home♫

The July round of Pose Fair is really stocked full of great poses and props and as a blogger I have no idea how someone as a consumer won’t be leaving that place with an inventory full of poses and props. There’s so much it is mind blowing but it’s good to have an event like this that helps anyone who works with taking virtual photos as a hobby or if they do it for business purposes.

Cuca Designs along with Illuzion have crafted a super fun set of poses and accessories for the fair that are really inspired. The Moving Day Fatpack is a set of poses that show a side of moving that you probably won’t likely see in most situations but for maybe a newly married couple or a couple moving in together for the first time the aspect of it would be enjoyable to a point. Because let’s face it anyone who has moved house or from one apartment to another knows that it can often be problematic, however, we’re in the virtual world so there is none of that going on.

Also as an accompanying piece there is the New Beginnings Backdrop (which is sold separately) but totally worth grabbing to complete the scene.

Cuca Designs & Illuzion Moving Day Pose Set (Fatpack) features:

  • Bento couple pose stand with 5 poses (keys and box props rez out upon posing)
  • 2 different box piles
  • Single box as an included bonus
  • Available @ The Pose Fair (July) until the 31st

Moving Day! Soon @ Pose Fair

When the Signature Event made its return I was not completely convinced that I’d really wear the Gianni body to warrant a visit but luckily I was convinced to going back to it for the time being because Native Urban has released a new shirt that has me excited. The Kalimba Tee is definitely worth giving more life to Gianni for me. For people who are sometimes skeptical about Fatpacks due to cost or whatever reason might deter them from it, I can tell you that any time you purchase one from Native Urban you are getting quality. I’ve been a fan of this brand long before I was chosen to be one of their bloggers and the passion the creator has for his work is easily visible.

Native Urban Kalimba Tee All Colors features:

  • HUD with texture change to 3 faces on the tee (Upper, pocket and lower)
  • Sizes for Signature Geralt and Gianni only
  • Available @ Signature Event until July 20th

Shirts like this can go with just about any pant whether it be slacks or jeans (which I prefer overall) and I was happy to receive a copy of the “HOLLOWAY” jeans by {Cold-Ash} that arrived to the July round of The Men’s Department. These jeans are very well made and so much so that the way the rip on the knee doesn’t cause any issues with your body poking through in the wrong spots, that’s how you know that time was taken into getting these fitted right for the mesh bodies they include jeans for in the package. I also like that they offer with each size two versions (straight leg and rolled up cuff) depending on what style shoe you may have on this is a plus.

{Cold-Ash} HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans:

  • HUD includes ability to change denim and belt leather color (6 choices each)
  • Straight leg and rolled cuff included
  • Sizes included Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP male bodies
  • Available @ The Men’s Department until the 31st of July

As you can see Brena is making another appearance here and most of her is her usual besides the new July VIP group gift from TRUTH, which is a pretty cool updo that has plenty of style options including a ring of daisies around the bun. It’s a cute style and I’m sure those of you who are VIP’s have already made sure to get it already but for those of you who aren’t VIP’s of TRUTH what’s the holdup? A full pack of hair every month for a one time fee of $350L is not very much of a cost when you look at what you’re getting.

Before I wrap this post up I’m going to let everyone know that The Men Jail event has officially opened today so you’ll be seeing more items in my posts coming from that event to show you some of the parity the event has. I’m looking forward to also featuring more items from the Pose Fair which is now been going strong for a week.

I can’t wait to get back to the drawing board to figure out what I’m going to do next, so I shall leave you with the credits below and until the next post which is when our paths will cross again (unless I run into some of you on the grid) until that time,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic – Narcotic ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Kalimba Tee – All Colors ✦ NEW @ Signature Event (07/01 – 07/20)
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} (Store / MP) HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

BOX: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – Box Pile 2 ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)
BACKDROP: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – New Beginnings Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)


HAIR: TRUTH – Gwen ✦ NEW (July VIP Gift)
HEAD: CATWA – Lona v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Tina ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Stories&Co. – Signature Tube Top – Peach / FLF (07/06)
SHORTS: A.N.E. – High Waisted Shorts – Classic 4pack / FLF (07/06)


POSE: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – Moving Day ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#495] Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Me mind on fire
Me soul on fire, feeling hot, hot, hot
Party people
All around me feeling hot, hot, hot

Buster Poindexter, ♫Hot, Hot, Hot

Never in a million years did I ever think I’d be inspired by any song by Buster Poindexter in the history of ever but apparently I am hitting my TBT a day early and going back in time to the late 80’s (1987 to be exact). I was wracking my brain to see if I could find a song that would fit what I was going for which is technically a summer theme but most of the songs I thought of or remembered didn’t quite work until I remembered this gem.

The Men Jail has been underway now for about a week or so and plenty of great things to go there to check out and while not every item might fit your fashion style or decorating style, I feel there is something for everyone and there is at least one thing that could be taken home upon visiting the event.

We’re getting to that point where (at least in my part of the USA) summer is coming and I wanted to capitalize on that with a few of the products that I have going on in this entry including the “Outside Washers” by Grime. This outdoor shower is jam packed with different things that will make anyone wonder why they don’t have anything like this on their beach. It has many editable faces so that it can be recolored to the heart’s desire and poses for both singles and couples (which I may warn you some of the poses are not PG so keep that in mind!) The shower itself is only 19LI so it really won’t break your land bank and it is also materials enabled as during the time of my taking the photos I could see the reflection of things bouncing off of it which is pretty darn cool too.

Since I am showering in my main photo, I wanted my hair to seem like it was a bit wet when I did my closeup shots and the “Joshua” hair by Modulus fit that perfectly. 40 hair colors to choose from via 5 different color packs (with a FATPACK option available) along with an integrated color picker in each HUD that make Modulus one of the best bargains for your money when it comes to hair. Previous things I have said concerning the brand still stand up and they are by far a favorite and one I would recommend to anyone who asked me that was in the market for a new style or just coming back from an absence and needed something fresh.

You can find this hair at the mainstore now as it was previously a part of the last FaMESHed Go round, but it recently ended on the 10th of June. Now you don’t have an excuse to go to the store and find yourself a new hairdo or two (or three even).

I have a double dose of Modulus in this blog post and am also showing off their new “Eyebrows Set 1” that recently made its debut at Hipster Men’s Event. The included HUD gives you several different color options along with a tintable white application that can be adjusted to the needs of those wearing them. These brows have appliers for both CATWA and LeLutka (Omega) so that no one loses out on being able to have these for their aesthetics.

Hipster Men’s Event runs until the 16th of June so you still have a few days to go browse the event which is something I’d encourage because there are some nice things there.

Salt & Pepper is a brand that I previously only remembered for female hair but it seems they are branching out into other things and you can get a taste of that at the current round of The Men’s Department with the “Ethan” tanktop. There are so many things I could say about this that I almost do not have the right words to correctly put my thoughts in order.

This tanktop is part of a line of products that work with the water in-world so that when you go into it, it becomes wet. When you come out of the water you can slowly watch it dry (which takes a total of two and a half minutes to complete) or there is a quick dry towel included so that you can wipe yourself off right away and instantly become dry. I did my best to capture the stage of it being wet in my closeup photo so that you can see this at work and I think it is one of the coolest things to come around in a while. From what I have learned there are products like showers and squirt guns that work along with this and several women’s products already out there (with more to come) which will add a lot of fun to the summer months (and those not so real life summer ones because hey it can stay warm 365 days a year if you want!)

Sizes for the tanktop include: Belleza (which is what I am wearing), Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique and comes packaged with instructions and the quick dry towel that I mentioned to bring the tanktop back to its normal state.

The Men’s Department is currently underway and you have until the 31st of June to swing by and grab a demo of this really neat product.

Now that I’ve got this under wraps I am going to call it a blog post and journey back into my creative place so I can work on what’s up next (plenty of things that I have to utilize so I don’t have to worry about it too much). There’s more items from The Men Jail coming as well as some new footwear by Native Urban that I am looking forward to wearing as well as more hair from Modulus!

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Joshua Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Modulus (Store / MP) – Eyebrows Set 1 ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (05/23 06/16)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Salt & Pepper – Ethan ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
SHORTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – SLATER Swim Shorts FATPACK ✦ Previously Blogged

SHOWER: Grime – Outside Washers ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0706/28)

[#491] The Waiting

Well yeah I might have chased a couple women around
All it ever got me was down
Then there were those that made me feel good
But never as good as I’m feeling right now
Baby you’re the only one that’s ever known how
To make me wanna live like I wanna live now

Tom Petty, ♫The Waiting

After a long holiday weekend I hope everyone is recovering from whatever they might have been doing and hope they enjoyed it along the way. I had every bit of the intention of posting this yesterday but sometimes schedules conflict with what you plan and that is very much why no one is seeing this until today and as it stands I’m not going to make it a huge write-up because there are very little pieces to my look to cover as you can see.

But what I do have for this post I think are pretty cool so let’s delve into this a bit more.

Cold-Ash has joined the ranks of other designers by releasing their first undergarments in the form of boxers which is a trend that seems to be happening a lot right now. You could almost say for the sake of this blog entry that I’m taking on the role of an underwear model…maybe. What I can say about the COLE boxers is that they aren’t egregious in the way that they don’t over enhance a certain area of the male anatomy as you tend to see on other products out on the market. Personally I don’t feel that there’s a necessity for it but everyone likes what they like and that’s great because it gives everyone an option and we can all go home happy.

There are 10 different fabric colors with fits for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physique and TMP bodies and are not only sold separately but also in a FATPACK option which includes a HUD so that you can change between all 10 different fabrics as you please. This item is currently available only at the Ultra event but will be in the main store shortly after the event ends.

For the second time, Modulus has released a new hair for the Equal10 event. When I got my hands on “Richard”, this hair reminded me of a sans-snapback version of their “Calvin” hair but with slight differences so it would be easy to wear “Calvin” for a bit but when you are in a situation where a hat just might not fit your attire then it would be easy to wear “Richard” and have a similar style and that’s what it’s all about.

I like that this hair is just the right length and doesn’t cover the eyes because I know that in the real world having hair over my eyes bothers me and why my days of having long hair are long past. The hair is resizeable by clicking on it and you get 40 different colors distributed through 5 packs with an integrated color chooser in each HUD. This style does not have the roots pack available so I’m going with my usual browns which I feel suits me pretty well.

Equal10 runs until the 5th of June so there is plenty of time to give it a look and see what you might be able to find to take home.

Lastly for my super casual lay pose, it’s from WRONG and it is part of a set of 4 laying poses. When I see these poses I almost envision the comic book character Deadpool as I’ve seen many drawings of him stretched out in a similar manner but instead it’s just me in my boxers so don’t try to be disappointed (even though you probably are).

These poses are just one of the new releases you can find by WRONG at the Sense Event which is currently running until the first week of June. Go take a look and bring your wallets (or man purses or just purses whatever suits the reader).

It is that time again for me to wrap things up but I enjoyed taking a little detour out of my normal with the lack of clothing in this photo which is not something I’m known for but when products come my way that are as cool and well made as the Cold-Ash boxers I certainly have no objections to showing them off in the best way I possibly can. Be on the lookout for new posts with products from Go&See, NativeUrban, as well as Image Essentials. Plenty of things to work on and put my touches to.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Richard Hair ✦ NEW @ Equal10
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

BOXERS: {COLD-ASH} (Store / MP) – COLE Boxer Shorts (Classic Pack) ✦ NEW @ Ultra

POSE: WRONG – Bento Laying Static Poses – 3 ✦ NEW @ Sense Event

[#487] Wrong…

I was marching to the wrong drum
With the wrong scum
Pissing out the wrong energy
Using all the wrong lines
And the wrong signs
With the wrong intensity

Depeche Mode, ♫WRONG

Most of you probably have no idea how long since I’ve been blogging items from the pose store, WRONG, that I’ve wanted to use this Depeche Mode song as the theme for a photo and today was that opportunity so I grabbed the ball and ran with it!

Truly this brand has really great male poses and they’ve done some fantastic collabs with The Owl that I’ve also featured in photos not only by myself but with guests as well and there is so much care that goes into these poses and I am rather glad that they’ve helped contribute to my visual creations and certainly encourage you to check out their new store location that has recently open and find out for yourself.

Now that I’ve gotten that thought out of my head there’s plenty of great things I’m wearing that helped make this photo possible and most of the time I save the best for last but I am going to work from head to toe and start off with my my hair which is called “Mason” and is from my friends at Modulus. This release is a longer length hair (just past the ear/neck) which I’m always a fan of and a lot of the time you don’t see that with guys hairs, they are usually more of an above the ear length and swept to one particular side.

Of course I’m using the HUD with the brown tones in it because that’s just been the mood I’ve gone with as you usually see blonde hair or black so I tend to go middle of the road. I definitely do not see myself as a red/ginger type guy though I have thrown that in a time or two when the direction of my photo needed it. There’s 5 different shades in the pack which make up part of the 25 hair colors the hair comes with; they are also all available in a convenient FATPACK option which includes all 5 color HUDS and each of them provides an additional integrated color picker so that you can give additional color tinting to your hair.

You can find this hair at the main store which I’ve provided transportation to in the credits below!

Men Only Monthly is halfway through its current cycle and the shirt I am wearing by {FE Style} is currently available at the event right now. The “RUDEKEM” t-shirt comes in 10 different graphic designs and also has 8 solid colors to choose from which you can purchase separately or altogether with a money saving FATPACK. As much as I love this shirt and most of the styles offered I had to make a decision based on budget and I chose to go with the graphic shirt that has “Mr. Chaos” on the front of it and this was before I ever chose any of the rest of the outfit or my setting but it seems pretty fitting in hindsight.

Men Only Monthly runs up through the 15th of May before they close for restocking their shelves with new products.

Cold-Ash is back with brand new footwear for a second straight TMD release! This time it comes in the form of boots (the Valkyrie sneakers that I enjoy so much were last months release). These work style boots come with the option of the full version or a half version which fits under pant legs (and is how I’m dislplaying them in this look). The WOODCREEK boots have 8 color options to choose from and have sizes to fit Belleza, Signature (Gianni), and TMP with an Unrigged size for classic avatars included for good measure.

The Men’s Department is open until the 31st of May so there’s still a LOT of time for you to head over there and check these boots out and browse through other equally as good designers and their products.

Another blog post is in the books and as I wrap this up I continue to look at the number of each post knowing that I am drawing closer to a goal I never thought or expected I would get to… 500 posts. I’ve definitely learned a lot since I made my first blog entry back in 2014 and continue to learn and grow with each passing day and photo I take. The one thing about blogging and artistry is that it is not always everyone’s cup of tea and for every 1 or 2 people that dislike something there may be twice as many that like it or vice versa. Trying to please everyone is not something that works and trying to do it is only a fools mission. Enjoy what you do because if others see the pride that you take in yourself it might just be infectious enough to spread around.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Motorheadz Cafe


HAIR: Modulus – Mason Hair (Store / MP)
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Avi-Glam – Hope Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: FE STYLE – RUDKEM T-SHIRT [MR.CHAOS] ✦ NEW @ M.O.M (04/2005/15)
JEANS: COLD-ASH – RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS (Store / MP)
BOOTS: COLD-ASH – WOODCREEK BOOTS FATPACK ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)

POSE: WRONG – Male Poses – 30

[#485] I Hope You’re Somewhere Praying

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

Kesha, ♫Praying

Recently I was given a name and a taxi to a location by a friend who had used it in one of their photos because I wanted to see what I could do with it myself. That’s one of the great things about photographers, they can come up with their own vision using something that might have already been photographed but done in a different way.

2elwe is an interesting location and very good for mood; it’s what I would consider to be post-apocalyptic based on the fact that it is desolate and rainy. When I roamed around and found my exact spot. The direction I thought I could take this was maybe a bit of a prequel/sequel to my blog entry “After The Storm” with the rain being so far away. A way to look at it is the story could go from being in the middle of the storm and traveling to finally get out of it.

The last time I posted I shared that I have become a partner with the Native Urban brand, which I am happy to be a part of their blogging family. There are so many great and different styles of clothing and accessories to choose from and the quality is excellent. I remember the first time that I encountered products from them was at the SWANK event. I stopped right away when I came to their booth and knew that I had never seen them before but I liked what I saw and instantly made a purchase.

For my first blog post to feature them as a blogger for their brand, I am wearing the limited edition version of the Anjuna Sweater from the Limit8 event. I really love the style of this product and I’m going to refer to it as a hoodie because that’s what it is to me. I’m wearing the Belleza Jake version which comes in two different “sizes”. There is a version with a more open hood for people who want to wear hair with it and a closer version like I have on for those who choose not to. One of the things I like best is the varying lengths of the sleeves as most items you see are always the same length which makes this a bit more unique in design. For non Belleza body owners this also comes with sizes for Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.

Only 100 copies of this are being sold and it is still available but you need to act fast because once they are gone, they are gone forever. The Limit8 event runs until the 13th of May but you may not want to wait until the last minute because this great item will be gone.

Given the location I was photographing at and the main item of my look was the Anjuna Sweater, I figured that I would go with a bit of an urban look mixed with a bit of nerd (I’m all about fusion…well maybe). Jeans are always something I’m looking at when I am out shopping and there are always a lot of different options and styles of denim that make it hard to decline.

During the April round of The Men’s Department I grabbed the FATPACK of the “Loose Straight” jeans by ::K:: (by Kitt Ragu). I love the look of these and having the option of wearing (or not wearing) a belt is a cool option. A lot of the times with jeans you don’t get a choice of being able to add or subtract the belt and it is harder to pair it with things for fear of clipping into one another (which is a pain as I’m sure anyone who has ever been a blogger/photographer can attest to). The FATPACK includes 6 different denim colors that fit Belleza, Signature (Geralt & Gianni versions) and also SLink Physique mesh bodies.

You can pick these up at the mainstore and if you are a jeans collector like myself, you’ll want to go take a look at these.

As I wrap this up I have some really good ideas (or what I think to be at least) for some photos in the next little while so stay tuned for cool fashion, hair, and poses from my favorite brands such Cold-Ash, Native Urban, Modulus and Image Essentials. Also throw some things in from events like Kustom9, Men Only Monthly, and The Men’s Dept (which opens Saturday the 5th!).

Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ 2elwe


HAIRBASE: Labyrinth – ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 4 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Amara Beauty – Gem Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: BALACLAVA! – Kip Glasses (Black)
HOODIE: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Anjuna Sweater L8 Special ✦ NEW @ Limit8 (Apr 08May 13)
JEANS: K – Loose Straight Jeans – Medium
SHOES: {COLD-ASH} – VALKYRIE SNEAKERS FATPACK

POSE: WRONG & The Owl – Male

[#476] Underclass Hero

Well because we’re doing fine, and we don’t need to be told
That we’re doing fine, ’cause we won’t give you control.
And we don’t need anything from you,
‘Cause we’ll be just fine, and we won’t be bought and sold, just like you.

Underclass Hero, ♫Sum-41

This blog entry is going to be one of those quick on the fly type of things since I had some inspiration and decided to shoot a pic just for fun (which ended up turning into me choosing to make it a blog post). From time to time I’ll likely be posting quickies like this if there’s just a few items visible in the shot so that way you can do a quick read and get to shopping (which is really one of those things that this page is all about).


When it comes to skateboarding and adrenaline mixed with music, a lot of times I think about the band Sum-41. In their years of activity a lot of the earlier stuff was definitely something that I feel most people might have listened to while skating much as many surfers listened to Weezer, it was just that kind of scene. And my main focus for this photo was the latest release from {COLD-ASH} at the freshly restocked TMD event that opened their doors up for April just a few days ago.

This release is called the “Valkyrie Sneakers” and pretty much the entire world knows how much I love shoes especially in-world. The shoes come fitted for Belleza, Signature (Gianni), SLink, TMP and Unrigged (with or without a sock version). At the TMD event, {COLD-ASH} is offering as a gift the socks that are compatible with these shoes and I am also wearing those and can tell you for a FACT that they are worth it. I would actually wear these socks just hanging around without shoes (during times when I’m not blogging and lounging around).

The Valkyrie Sneakers felt a lot like skater shoes in a sense so I decided to setup a photo where I was skateboarding and tried out several different skateboard pose sets that I already owned in my inventory but the feeling was just not quite there so I took to the Marketplace where I found a familiar pose maker, AM Poses and they had for sale single skateboard poses for sale; one of which caught my eye and that is what is aiding my movement. The skateboard itself comes with the pose and also a single static in case you might want to use your own skateboard if you have something you prefer more.

As I wrap this up, I really enjoyed doing something that was not so intense or heavy and just focused on a product and had fun; mixed in with the other little things I’ve been doing to freshen things up not only for me creatively but for those who know my work and are fans (or those who lurk from the shadows). We shall see what is in store next time around that I can enjoy and have fun with.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


SHOES: {COLD-ASH} VALKYRIE SNEAKERS FATPACK ✦ NEW @ TMD

POSE: AM Poses – Skate #3