[#604] It’z Just What We Do

 

Hey, we might look a little crazy tonight, hey baby that’s alright,
It’s our backwoods, boondock roots, it’s just what we do.
It’s just what we do.

Florida Georgia Line, ♫It’z Just What We Do♫

 

It’s the anniversary month for me as a blogger and there’s a lot going on for March so I am going to try and keep it rolling as best as I can to make sure I cover a lot of great things from events like Skin Fair, The Men Jail and The Men’s Department to stores like Cold-Ash and Native Urban. The energy I am riding on right now is great and I decided to visit Whimberly to see if I could find a spot for a photo.

I thought it would be fun to kick back and have a few cold ones to celebrate some of the milestones that I’ve accomplished lately as well as the aforementioned anniversary of blogging on my own (most won’t remember that I started blogging as part of a team for a site before I branched out).

The Men Jail opens up for a new round tomorrow and I have utilized a few items that I thought were fun. Since I already crossed off Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night” I needed a different tune so with a scene that screams country I decided to go with one of my faves of the genre, Florida Georgia Line. I’ll be the first to say that Country is not my first choice when it comes to music but there are some really good artists and songs that are within the genre.

The sunglasses I have on are from a new designer/store that I have not heard of before named Ultraman Creations. The “Emperor Glasses” are pretty stylish and my favorite part about them is that they flip up revealing regular lenses. Reminds me a lot of the character of Dwayne Wayne played by Kadeem Hardison on “A Different World” though the style is a little different they still have the flip up action in common. The included HUD gives you the option to choose from 3 metals on the intricate part of the frame and 4 on the outside lenses. There is also a special section for the outside lenses where there are graphics like hearts and x’s as well as “Bad Boy”.

All in all these are a pretty fun pair of shades and it is not something you see a lot on the grid. I applaud the effort of Ultraman Creations and look forward to seeing what other types of products the release in the future and when someone asks about them, I can say I was one of the first to feature them on These Conversations Kill.

The other item I have from TMJ is the “X. Beer Bucket” by X. Store (another new store that I’m just getting acquainted with). While the main function of the bucket is to be worn by the owner (from which beverages can be dispensed to anyone who clicks it), I’ve chosen to use it in a different capacity as a decor function. It also comes with a bottle of brew that has a hand hold animation when worn.

Pretty soon the weather will get nicer and there will be in-world barbecues and this will definitely come in handy for the brew consumers in your circle or family. Give it a closer look when The Men Jail opens tomorrow along with many other offerings this round.

Ultraman Creations – Emperor Sunglasses

  • Original Mesh
  • Texture HUD included
  • 3 metals for frames
  • 4 colors for outside lenses
  • 9 special graphics for outside lenses
  • Resizable through HUD
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

X. Store – X. Beer Bucket

  • Original mesh
  • Wearable beer bucket has built in pose with beverage giving
  • Wearable bottle of beer with built in hold animation
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

I have a new jacket to wear courtesy of Cold-Ash by way of The Men’s Department. Much like the last release the “Ryan Bomber Jacket” comes with an option for a hooded sweatshirt or a regular shirt; considering I wore the hoodie version with the last release even though I love them I have to at least be fair.

With the FATPACK there is 9 different jacket colors with 11 different hoodie colors and 10 shirt colors which makes matching it up with the rest of your wardrobe as easy as can be. I chose to wear the red (or crimson if you prefer) color to go along with the red tint of the lenses on the glasses. I could have gone with blue but I wanted to have some contrast between myself and the night sky in the photo.

One hugely positive thing I can say of Cold-Ash is that while there may not be releases for every event under the sun, the events the store participates in get a high quality item because CA doesn’t take shortcuts or rush things just to make a deadline and that is something I can appreciate as I’m sure everyone out there does as well. With there being several more weeks of the cold going on I am nearly positive this will make another appearance before the weather turns decent.

Cold-Ash – RYAN Bomber Jacket (FatPack)

  • Original mesh
  • 9 jacket colors
  • 11 hoodie colors
  • 10 shirt colors
  • Single versions also for sale
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt+Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Currently at The Men’s Department until 03/30/19

I am going to take this opportunity as I have plenty to blog this month to wrap things up as quick as possible and turn over to the credits. Hopefully if you aren’t able to get out to shop before the weekend that set aside some time to visit some of the latest rounds of events and visit some of your favorite stores as you never know if you’ll stumble upon something new.

Another one is in the books but I’m looking forward to what is next and I sure hope that you all stop back again to see what I might be up to but until then…see ya! P.S. Go visit Whimberly it’s an awesome place for photography!!!

 

Time to get your buzz on and your love on, all night long,
And if you play your hand right, you won’t have to go home alone.

 

LOCATION: Whimberley

POSE: Come Soon Poses – The Club (modified)

BEER: X. Store – X. Bucket Beer @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

GLASSES: Ultraman Creations – Emperor Sunglasses @ The Men JailNEW
JACKET: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – RYAN Bomber Jacket (FatPack) @ TMDNEW
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)

 

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[#597] In The Garage

I’ve got an electric guitar
I play my stupid songs
I write these stupid words
And I love every one
Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do

Weezer, ♫In The Garage

My apologies to those that might check the site for new content but this last week has been a bit hectic for me but it’s not for bad reasons at all. Usually I am not much for talking about things outside of my photos or certain themes but this is worth talking about in my mind. Our family has been looking to expand and that can often be scary in some instances but in mine and Brenna’s case it’s been pretty awesome.

Alyx (who we also call Elijah) has been a part of our lives for about a week now and sometimes I find it hard to connect with people but this young man is nearly a mirror of me in the fact that we both enjoy graphic work, movies and a whole bunch of other pop culture stuff that makes this seem much like fate (which not everyone believes in). I am not gonna get too much into things right now but I’m enjoying getting to spend time with and even get creative with him.

So what do two nerds that are creative do when they have a little free time? Well they get together and set up a photograph and I get to share my blog process with someone that is interested in it…definitely a win/win in my book.

Alyx introduced me to a new location called Midnight Glory which I would say is a photography sim with a lot of different mechanics to it to allow photo takers and bloggers to roam around and find an interesting spot within the design and being new to it, I told him to find a spot he really liked and it just happened that he has a good eye and it worked to my advantage. The area he found (a garage full of nerd stuff) prompted me to come up with the soundtrack to the post right away.

“In The Garage” has been a jam (I almost could say an anthem) for me for over 20 years and has lots of nerdy and geeky elements in both the verses and chorus. Making references to X-Men comic book characters to even members of the band kiss…but what really hit home is the opening verse talking about a “Dungeon Master’s Guide” which is what Dungeons and Dragons players have used for decades to tell stories of wizards, warriors, and mythic creatures. I was one of those who at the time when it wasn’t such the in thing to do got together with my friends on weekends (and once in a great while on a school night) and we’d have a blast rolling dice and trying to get through a story.

Continuing on with the theme of nerd power, my hair style is an homage to one of the best survival horror games of all time, “Resident Evil 2” which was re-released not long ago as an updated version which current generation graphics. Modulus released the “Leon Hair” at the beginning of the month at the FaMESHed event to commemorate and immortalize it in our virtual leg of the world.

I really like how the hair is parted and sweeps over the eyes without directly falling over them; I also have to say that it really excited me to see this because it was definitely a game I spent a lot of time on back when it was first released. Leon S. Kennedy was a character I grew very fond of and thought of as being a hero and relatable.

Modulus – Leon Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 Tone Color Pack HUDs + Integrated Tinting
  • 40 Color FATPACK also for sale
  • Left and Right mirrored versions included
  • Exclusive to FaMESHed until 02/25/19

After putting my look together (I didn’t take the photo for this blog right away so I’ve been wearing it for a bit), I was told that I was wearing a Canadian Tuxedo (again). This is not something I consider an issue as virtually I consider myself equals parts Irish and equals part Canadian so wearing this type of attire is my birthright right?

Cold-Ash’s newest release the “FLYNN Denim Jacket” is a major reason why I would suggest a shopping trip to The Men’s Department. I didn’t realize how much this jacket fit in with my overall theme until probably just now because these kind of jackets while still fashionable now were a big thing back in the 90’s which my mindset has been in during this entire blog process.

One of the features I like best about this jacket is that you do have the option to wear it with a built-in hooded sweatshirt or with a regular shirt; to me that makes it worth it just in that respect. Outside of the FATPACK, the event has 6 denim versions to purchase but if you want the best deal and all the options to change the color of the hoodie or shirt you are wearing with it, getting the whole shebang as they say is well worth it.

Cold-Ash – FLYNN Denim Jacket

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 Variations (Jacket Solo, Jacket with Hoodie or Jacket with Shirt)
  • 6 Denim Choices (+1 Fatpack Exclusive)
  • 8 Hoodie Colors
  • 8 Shirt Colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusive to The Men’s Department until 02/28/19

Alyx is wearing the latest hair from lock&tuft called “no joke” that is currently available at Shiny Shabby; Alyx is the creator and own of the brand as well. It’s not often that I have conversations with anyone that in turn inspire products that are brought to life within very little time as this hair has. We got to talking about hair styles and I had thrown out the idea for this style and he was willing to give it a shot; it is now at one of the big monthly shopping events for everyone to enjoy.

I will also be wearing this hair myself in an upcoming post but the idea will take some time to put together but I promise that it will be quite a bit of fun.

The quality of the hair is top notch and I can say this without bias as I’ve blogged the brand before these recent events and the color options and how things fit are definitely another reason to shop this store as there are many styles not just for men but also for women as well as unisex styles that will worth both ways. Longer messy styles are definitely in my wheelhouse of interest and I think Alyx’s overall look that he’s put together is pretty dang rad as well if I say so myself (and I do!)

lock&tuft – No Joke

  • Original unrigged mesh
  • Resizeable upon click
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusive to Shiny Shabby until 03/16/19

On that note I feel like there are a lot of credits that have gone into this blog and getting through them to make sure that I’ve crossed my t’s and dottied my i’s is definitely going to take a moment which makes it that time to get this blog ready to post and start getting ready for the next one as I have been rather lethargic this week when it’s come to posting; the month is short enough as it is and I’ve still got some important things I want to share.

I want to say a big thank you to Alyx for joining me on this ride and we had a very good time. This was definitely the beginning of quite a few collaborations in the future if this is any indication because I enjoy working with others when ideas come to mind and with those I have worked with it has been nothing but great times and memories.

So long for now and enjoy the rest of the weekend!


LOCATION: Midnight Glory

POSE: RK Poses – Guys’ Time

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Leon Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

JACKET: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – FLYNN Denim Jacket @ TMDNEW
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) Sobek Sneakers @ TMDNEW

ALYX’S STYLE

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – No Joke @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley v3.2
SKIN: Stray Dog – Nate (Tone 01)
BEARD: Magnificent – Faded Hipster Stache & Beard – Sun
BODY Signature – Gianni v4.6

SHIRT: Bonobo By Sallie – Today’s Basic Sweater
PANTS: flow – Cose Laces Pants

[#587] The Devil’s In The Next Room

Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up
Pick up the phone
You said it yourself you’re scared of being alone
You said it yourself that you can crack the code
But the static you hear automatically keeps you exposed on your own

Shinedown, ♫Devil

Not many television shows have had the longevity that Supernatural has had for the last 14 years. It is one of my favorite shows and that fact they can still keep my attention this long tells me that they are doing something right. I’ve started some shows in the past that I never ended up finishing (The Vampire Diaries which I was gladly able to pick back up on Netflix). The adventures that the brothers Winchester go on are very exciting no matter what they or their acquintances (friends and family as well) get into.

I have done several posts displaying my fandom for the show from the perspectives of Sam & Dean as well as done on where I had a friend play Castiel. However, not once did I ever think about doing something that pays homage to one of the many antagonists on the show: the demons. During my post processing I had an issue where the black smoke I wanted coming out of the meat suit (the vessel the demon is hiding out in as referenced by the show). It was too dark so I decided to go with red, which man of the higher ups in the demon world have when “smoking out” of a vessel. Notably Crowley and I believe Lucifer himself have displayed the crimson version to my knowledge. There have probably been others but having been on the air for 14 seasons (and rewatching them from the beginning would take forever) it is easy to forget things.

Pose Fair ends tonight and I am hoping this is the equivalent of going out with a bang. I’ve enjoyed this tremendously and am likely going to take a day or so break from posting to recharge (maybe) before I start to see things from the February special edition for Valentine’s goes into effect. I would like to thank Ruby and Jason (as well as everyone else behind the scenes) for creating such an awesome environment to blog for. It is an honor to have been chosen by you for this event and I cannot express how much it means to me.

Getting down to it my last pose is from CORPUS Poses and is easily enough called “Him”. It is a varied set of standing and a sitting pose and one of them happened to be one where I am looking up which was perfect to get in just the right angle where I could simulate a demon vacating my avatar with a little bit of help from the LeLutka face hud (the facial expressions are not a part of the pose just to let you know). There are five poses to this set in all and they are all really usable in just about any situation you can think of.

To take a catchphrase from another show “TREAT YOSELF” and stop by the Pose Fair one more time or for the first time before it ends tonight. Your photography will thank you for it and that is something I can genuinely guarantee.

Corpus Poses – Him Pose Set

  • Bento enabled pose (bento viewer needed)
  • 5 different poses to choose from
  • Static poses for you to put in your own poseballs or pose stands
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19 (Ends tonight so hurry!!!!)

For this blogs style, I decided on casual while combining and older release with a brand new one. My shirt comes from Deadwool and is called “Lorenzo”; it is a tucked in button down with shirt underneath. It’s one of those pieces of clothing I like to revisit and it just happens to pair up well with the “Roll Up Pants” by Native Urban which just hit the racks  at Uber a few days ago.

Gentleman if you like dress up style pants with a bit of a roll up cuff at the bottom then these are definitely your new jam. While single color options can be nice I can only stress how much of a value it is to get the complete FATPACK and give yourself many options to allow for pairing it with about any of the shirts in your virtual closets. To be able to change parts of it such as the belt, the pants and even the slight little bit of boxer shorts poking out I can’t find a better reason not to go all in.

Native Urban – Roll Up Pants

  • Original mesh
  • Single options sold seprately
  • FATPACK includes HUD to change 7 parts (14 colors available)
  • Fitted for Signature (Gianni) and Maitreya (Lara) for the ladies
  • Currently exclusive to Uber until 02/23/19

On that note I think it is time to finish this up with giving you all the style information that pertains to this look and of course if there is something here that you see that you are interested in that is not listed then first check my Credits page which lists what head, skin, and body that I am presently wearing on a consistent basis. If it is anything else then get a hold of me through social media or by email which is on my about page.

Time to go celebrate all the creativity I’ve had with the Pose Fair and maybe relax with some games and time with great people. I will catch everyone again hopefully very soon but until then be well and start a conversation and keep it going.

Best regards,

B


POSE: CORPUS Poses – Him @ Pose FairNEW

BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Deadwool – Lorenzo Shirt
PANTS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Rolled Up Pants @ UberNEW
SHOES: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers

[#585] More Than A Feeling

It’s more than a feeling
When I hear that old song they used to play
And I begin dreaming
‘Til I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away

Boston, ♫More Than A Feeling

My coverage for Pose Fair is close to completion as the event closes up tomorrow night but I still have a few more tricks up my sleeve before all is said and done. I grabbed my brother Paul for a shoot that reminds me a little bit of when I was younger in the real world and I used to spend time with my brother. Memories like this are fun to try to portray virtually because the internet is able to hold onto them for a long time.

Space Cadet’s pose set “Teen Spirit” is a fun one that has five different air guitar poses. Not many people I know of do it today but it was a pretty big thing to do for fun when listening to music in my younger years (This was before video games took over). Both Paul and I have different poses from the set and I cannot tell you how much fun we had with this and the coolest part is that the poses are named after musicians such as Axl Rose and Slash from Guns N’ Roses.

Many of the poses that I have used for blogs from Pose Fair are great (as are ones that I have not as well) but this definitely is a lot of fun and I think that anyone that gets this pose pack could live out their rock star fantasies.

Space Cadet – Teen Spirit Pose Set

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer needed)
  • 5 different poses
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Modulus has quite a few new releases going right now and in this post the style I have on is the “Pete Hair”. It is a short to mid length style that flows to one side of the face or the other depending on which version you wear. I have seen a lot of musicians have similar hairstyles to this and using it for this photo works out for me because I feel like I choose the right direction for the hair to fall as I jam out to some Boston.

It goes without saying that if you’re a guy looking for new hair that you should check out Modulus not only just their store but also at the events they participate in which they are attached to some of the best out there including male specific ones.

Modulus – Pete Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs with integrated color tinting HUDs
  • 40 color FATPACK is also available
  • Exclusive to Man Cave until 02/11/19

I‘ve been sticking with my closet and wearing clothes that likely have been featured a time or two here but I decided to do a little shopping this afternoon; visiting both The Men’s Department and Men Only Monthly to put together an outfit that I really like. I’ll start with my shirt which is from Chuck Size and called “FABIO”. Graphic shirts are probably my most favorite type of shirt there is and the designs that this store has on theirs is super cool to me. It only makes sense that if I am doing a photo where I’m playing air guitar to possibly one of the most well known songs of the last 40+ years that a shirt with a skeleton holding a guitar is appropriate.

The jogging pants I am wearing come from etham and can be found at Men Only Monthly. Taking into account all of the previous things I mentioned, jogging pants made it clear to me that I have kind of a retro look going on that is pretty 80’s or 90’s inspired. Might as well be comfortable while I’m doing my best impression of just about any famous guitar player out there wailing away at a guitar solo.

Paul is attired in past releases from Cold-Ash and takes after his brother when it comes to knowing good clothing when he sees it.

On that note I think we’ve jammed out a good while and you all know what’s what. Time for some credits to get you out there shopping and if the weather is anything like it is here…staying in and going on a shopping trip is a lot more exciting. If you must venture out please be safe and warm and do NOT lick frozen light poles, you’ll live to regret it!

Best regards,

B


POSE: Space Cadet – Teen Spirit @ Pose FairNEW

SKYBOX: Violetility – Hole Skybox [DELUXE]

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Pete Hair @ Man CaveNEW
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Chuck Size – FABIO @ TMDNEW
PANTS: etham – Shane Joggers @ M.O.MNEW

PAUL’S STYLE

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

SWEATER: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ASHTON Crew Neck Sweater
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ELIAS Skinny Jeans
SHOES: Versov – JUMPOV ✦ Group Gift

[#584] Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now

But mama’s got a girlfriend now boy
Mama’s got a girlfriend now
Mama’s got a girlfriend
Mama’s got a true friend
Mama’s got a girlfriend now

Ben Harper, ♫Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now

When I take photographs, I like to try and do a little bit of everything. More often not it often it is a serious shot and the rest are a random mix of romantic and now and then I take a few that are comical and not meant to be serious at all. This entry is one of those moments because I didn’t want to make the content of the photo sad because it could be depicted that way.

CH Poses have two different pose sets that feature three people in them and the one I am using is called “Pizza Is Life”. The situation my character is in is that the woman in his life decided she prefers the attention of her own gender which leaves him with only pizza to console him. This reminded me of the old Ben Harper song, “Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now”. The situation in the song is perhaps a little different as it is told from the viewpoint of a child whose Father is not very good at being a husband so the Mother in question turns to the comfort of another woman who makes her happy.

I cracked up after I put the scene together thanks to the help of Brenna and Brooke who modeled for me while I did all the work taking the photo (and eating a slice of pizza). It was Brenna’s quick thinking to find the Pizza Parlor for us to do the scene in and for the price I could not beat it at all. Probably one of the least expensive props I’ve used during my time as a blogger.

Keep in mind that with this triple pose that there may be some adjustments made as I had to work with the height and closeness between the two girls but it isn’t bad at all but I may as well say something because lots of different avi’s on the grid are of different shapes (and heights). The pose also comes with the mesh slice of pizza which is super awesome.

CH Poses – Pizza Is Life Pose and Prop

  • Bento enabled 3 person pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Adjustable to suit different sized avi’s
  • Mesh Pizza slice included
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Considering my attire is a collection of items I have blogged in the past, I will tell you all about the latest event to hit the grid. From the people that brought us Collabor88 comes Soiree, which is listed as the “after party” to C88. The prices vary unlike the latter which usually has 88 somewhere in the price and are more on the edgier side compared to it’s sister event.

Brenna is wearing the new dual release shirt and shorts by Emery named “Dante” and “Magnus” which are a long sleeved cropped shirt and booty shorts respectively. Her hair is also from the event and is Exile’s latest style called “Hana”. I got made fun of a little for saying that she should be a blogger in my last entry so I won’t go that route again but I will compliment her on her style because I’m always impressed with what she wears (her style is eclectic).

Brooke’s items from Soiree include her hair from Monso that is called “My Hair Terri”. Her dress is from C’iest la Vie, the “Sinea Dress”; as a fan of stars I really like the star print that is on the lower part of the dress. The combination pink upper and lower blue with yellow stars would have probably done well also in the dance blog I did last (because of it being what I’d say is retro).

Once again I’m wearing more Cold-Ash because I really love the “CARSON Hoodie” which I picked a lime green color that is very out of the ordinary for me but I wanted something different. For my hat and hair style I’m giving another look at Modulus’ “Sam Hat & Hair” to go along with the hoodie. The jeans I am wearing come from Kitt Ragy’s ::K:: store and are the “Slim Fit Jeans” in indigo that I have used before somewhere in blogs past. To me the scene called for a chill outfit and and that did the trick as far as I am concerned.

On that note (which is now my favorite way to begin ending a blog) I am going to provide you with all of the visual things you can see in our styles and of course if I might have missed out on something that you need to know about because you can’t live without it, simply drop me a line by finding my contact information in my bio and I’ll be glad to assist you with anything in this post or any of the previous ones the best I can.

I hope that you’ve been entertained by this post as much as I was taking the picture. We all need a laugh as much as possible because when we don’t it builds up and the results aren’t as fun as humor can be. There’s a massive cold front coming and for those of you that I know who are going to be experiencing it, I urge you to stay indoors if you can and if there isn’t a way around it to bundle up. Getting sick this time of year does not take a lot of effort I promise you. I hope to see you back here again soon and be well and enjoy whatever you do until next time.

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: CH Poses – Pizza Is Life @ Pose FairNEW

BUILDING: ALH Shop (MP) – Ray’s Pizza Parlor

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Sam Hat & Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

HOODIE: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – CARSON Hoodie
PANTS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Indigo)

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Exile – Hana @ SoireeNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Emery – Dante Striped T-Shirt @ SoireeNEW
SHORTS: Emery – Magnus Shorts @ SoireeNEW

BROOKE’S STYLE

HAIR: Monso – My Hair – Terri @ SoireeNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: C’est la Vie – Sinea Dress @ SoireeNEW
TIGHTS: Izzie’s – Cozy Tights

[#583] I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away

Bootstraps, ♫I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Originally Performed By Whitney Houston

One of the things that excites me about Pose Fair is all the ideas that come from the items official bloggers receive to help promote the stores and the event itself. I am taking full advantage of this by doing something fun with the Vol. 1 Male and Female Dance Poses by CuCa Poses. From the exact moment the ad was released I had a solid idea cemented in my head.

It is an added bonus that “All Night Long Bacdrops” by illuZion are both gifts to visitors to Pose Fair. The poses and the backdrop that I am using in black (pink is also available) work hand in hand to provide a great scene for club life. My days of going to clubs have long since past (though the desire to go to them when I could was fairly low) but at least it is much different in the virtual world.

My first thought going into using these poses was that I wanted to showcase both the male and female ones and gives me a reason to include Brenna. She has a great style and could easily be a blogger if she wanted to be but I respect that it is not her thing; at least I can ask her to pose for me and she does it without hesitation and offers inspiration that is valuable.

Each of these sets has 6 poses with an added bonus pose for purchasers of the FATPACKS with mirror versions included also. I had fun going through the sets to choose the two best poses for Brenna and I to ensure that our motions look as fluid as possible.

CuCa Poses – Male Dances Vol. 1 / Female Dances Vol. 1

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer needed for proper use)
  • Pose Stand and Static Poses in each pack.
  • Single poses sold individually as well as in a FATPACK option
  • 6+1 Exclusive FATPACK Poses (Mirrors included)
  • Vol. 2 sets are also available
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Another sure thing when I began planning this scene is I knew what song would be the theme for it but I decided to go with a twist. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was the only true choice that I could go with and it’s one of the songs that put Whitney Houston on the map but I decided to use the cover version by Bootstraps which pays tribute to the original in an amazing way.

Either version would have been great to use but going with the more recent version was easier to decide on because everyone knows Whitney’s original version and I wanted to share with readers the cover because I am a fan of Bootstraps and if others find his work through me and enjoy it then it puts a smile onto my face.

There are very few things that are better than discovering new music.

For the ladies who love gachas (and I can safely say that many as well as us fellas do) there is the {Date Night} dress set from Vanilla Bae. If you are not familiar with this store and it would surprise me if there was someone who didn’t, they offer clothing that through scripting can be removed to show what I would politely refer to as unmentionables. They do offer unscripted versions for women that are not into that kind of attire. This set includes several versions of the Corset Dress which Brenna is wearing the short version (there is a much longer one with a slit along the side). The two RARE versions are both of the dresses in the adult version in all the colors offered, however, they are called Lootbox 1 and 2 because of the event they are in (which is called LOOTBOX).

On that note I think I have left you with enough information on this blog entry and look forward to the next few as I start to wind down my coverage for Pose Fair. This has been a very productive month for myself and the blog and if recent developments pan out (vague I know) there will be even more exciting things to share with all of you.

Keep your heads up and also the conversation (topic doesn’t matter!) It has been my honor and I will be back again very soon with another installment.

All the best,

B


POSE: CuCa Poses – Male Dances Vol. 1 @ Pose FairNEW
POSE: CuCa Poses – Female Dances Vol. 1 @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: illuZion – All Night Backdrop – Black @ Pose FairGIFT

:: MY STYLE ::

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – COLSON Henley Shirt
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – GRAYSON Roll Up Trousers

:: BRENNA’S STYLE ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Avela
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access Event ✦ NEW
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamorous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: Vanilla Bae – {Date Night} Corset Dress @ Lootbox ✦ NEW
SHOES: NX-Nardcotix – La Nuza Stiletto

[#582] Can’t Forget You

When anybody says your name I wanna run away,
I keep remembering I can’t forget you
It doesn’t matter when I try it happens anyway,
It’s been forever and I can’t forget you

My Darkest Days, ♫Can’t Forget You

From time to time I create playlists for my iPod (yes I still do that and don’t even know how to use Spotify) and these songs potentially serve as audio accompaniments for blogs based on the photos I have taken or vice versa. It just so happens that the mood that came from my visit to the MoB sim helped me choose the song to base this post on.

“Can’t Forget About You” is the anthem for anyone who has been in a relationship that has for some reason or another ended and has left a profound mark. As in one of those that has you reeling for a long time on both the good or bad side of the spectrum. I can safely say I have been in one of those in my lifetime so what about you?

While I was exploring MoB I came across the bar that helped me round out the image in my head of how I wanted to photograph the scene. It goes along with the lyrics in the song about essentially drinking your life away because of the hurt (which obviously I wouldn’t recommend). I also wanted to give it a last call kind of vibe as well.

Depending on what items I want to focus on in the blog I take more than one shot but with this I took a few with different lighting and worked them together to get one picture that I feel stands out on its own without having a need for another photo or close up.

The pose set featured in this post is by KMA Poses and is called “Standing Pose Set”; it is designed for male use but I see the potential of going out of the box and maybe with minor adjustments a woman could utilize it as well. It has five poses in the set and also includes mirrored versions to find your best angle and lighting which is definitely a plus.

Finding new pose stores is what I think is core for the Pose Fair itself it gives designers that may not be widely known a chance to shine their brightest and connect with photographers and bloggers to help them reach their vision for a certain scene, profile shot or even just something to throw up on social media. My list of new stores is increasing which is alright with me.

KMA Poses – Standing Pose Set

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in all (5+5 mirror versions)
  • Static and poseball versions in the set
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

My outfit has nothing as far as new releases but the top I am wearing recently became a part of my wardrobe. FE Style has a long sleeved shirt that when I bought it was a part of the Saturday Sale a few weeks ago and had I tried it on sooner I would have went back and purchased more of them. I don’t have a problem with going back and getting more off sale if need be but I’ll see how things go.

The jeans I have on are becoming a staple in my current favorite list. Cold-Ash’s “HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans” just look great on me and with the option of several denim colors I can wear them for different photos and not be overly repetitive; it also makes sense that they work well with the “ROVIDH Shirt” that I was just writing about.

Lately I have been coming back to the “Slicked Back Hair” by Deadwool and “Bristle Beard” by Birth because the combination seems to help me feel the most like how I want to represent myself virtually. I go through phases much like many others with style of hair or beard with nearly unlimited choices at my disposal but familiar doesn’t hurt in my book.

On that note I think the bar is closed up on this blog and unlike the old saying “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”, you are allowed to browse through previous entries and possibly leave some words of encouragement or just say that you stopped by. I should certainly take my own advice on that and visit some other wonderful bloggers and let them know that their work is fantastic. I am signing off now but keep your heads up, stay positive, and keep up the conversation.

Warmest regards,

B


LOCATION: MoB

POSE: KMA Poses – Standing Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: FE-STYLE – ROVIDH SHIRT [BLACK]
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY RIPPED JEANS