[#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

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[#474] The Road To Nowhere…Leads To Me

The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won’t leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?

Ozzy Osbourne, ♫Road To Nowhere

While I was sitting at my desk just relaxing and full from a Bunny Day dinner (what I like calling Easter) and just wanting to put together something simple to shoot I reminded myself that there were some products from my brand partners I’d been excited about blogging and it might be a good time to dig into them (rabbit joke y’know?)

It took little time for me to get my visage figured out and quickly put together an outfit from things in my closet that were both from Cold-Ash and would pair up together well as they were pretty much made to go hand in hand. At this point it was going to be one of those fluid photo shoots that would just come together and I wouldn’t be overthinking anything but that was until I needed to figure out what I was doing for my background setting.

A backdrop would have done the trick but I wasn’t really feeling like any of the ones I had at present moment so the clear choice was to find a location to take them at; it was then that I realized that I hadn’t explored the Whole Wheat sim all that much so this was some kind of sign that hit me right in the face. I went there and just kind of did a rock/paper/scissors as to which place I was going to look around first (other than the one I was at during my first visit). I found myself at a desert like location with one side having a broken down truck and a hotel which looked a bit sketchy. My eyes then caught a glimpse of a sign that said “You Are Nowhere” and that was when my inspiration hit.


My brain started kicking into gear as I readied myself and posed next to this sign. The pose I’m using comes from the “An Emotional Man” set from Image Essentials which first debuted at the 4Mesh event but will be a new to store release (if it already isn’t). With all of the things going on today I didn’t get a chance to publish this during the time when the event would have still been open as the 1st was it’s last day of being open. This set includes 5 different depictions of emotion (with mirrored poses included). I definitely think I’ve only scratched the surface of this set as there are some really good candidates for future pictures down the road.

The only other thing I really needed was a soundtrack as this time I did not have one chosen before hand and I debated a while but it seemed very clear that even though I recently featured a song by Ozzy Osbourne in a recent blog entry, this setting was too good to not use “Road To Nowhere” and that is a solid choice and a good song in my estimation and there are probably plenty who might agree (and or disagree if it is not their genre).


Reserving the best for last I decided to try a different method for close-ups but I’m not sure how well I like it other than that I feel it turned out well. Though had I done anything different I would have made sure I got a profile of left and right instead of having myself face the same in both instances. Something though I can keep in my head for the next time I work on this style of close-up.

Starting with the top of my head you’ll see that my hairstyle is courtesy of my favorite barber, Modulus. The “Patrick” hair is a nice short style with a bit of combing action going on. This hair is one that you can find at the latest round of Hipster Men’s Event which is currently going but don’t shuffle your feet too much because it’s only their until the 16th of April. When I feel like I’m in the mood for a short style, it’s this kind of style that really suits me and I know that Modulus does a great job with the hairs that they make. With 25 colors to choose from divided into 5 packs each with an integrated color tinting HUD (a Fatpack is also available).

Men Only Monthly is an event I enjoy shopping at and also from time to time my brand partner, Go&See releases an item for it and while it is been awhile since I’ve featured an item from the event. “Liam” is my return to blogging both Go&See and an item from M.O.M which is exciting for me. As I am looking at the skin (which I am using my personal shape for) enhances the handsomeness that already exists within the skin. I have always liked their skins and have worn them for probably every head I’ve ever owned (maybe with the exception of LeLutka). I am wearing the “Pale” version of the skin but there are 4 other skin tones to choose from along with the option to purchase a shape that coincides with the skin.

As I start to wrap this up, with the transition now into April and all the new events that have restocked new items by some of our favorite designers I can’t wait to dig into some of these things and be able to share them with you with my own fashion interpretations as I’m obviously not the only male fashion blogger out there (there are some very good ones as well which I hope I can corral for you and give you the opportunity to see who I enjoy).

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Patrick Hair – FatPack ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See – Liam (Pale) ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (Dotted) ✦ Previously Blogged
PANTS: {COLD-ASH} DEAN Chinos (CLASSIC PACK) ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Image Essentials – An Emotional Man (b) ✦ NEW