[#489] With A Little Help From My Friends

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends
Oh I get high with a little help from my friends
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends

The Beatles, ♫With A Little Help From My Friends

Anytime I get to use a song by The Beatles as the soundtrack to a post I definitely jump at the opportunity and with the latest pose from Image Essentials, this was perfect for it.

Gimme A Boost is a bento pose with tree prop where I’m trying my best at climbing a tree but have enlisted Brena’s help to give me that little extra push to get up there. Now the question is when I do get up into the tree what am I going to do there and even more importantly how am I going to get down? I’m not a fan of heights so that could prove to be a bit of an issue!

You can find this unique pose at the current round of eBento that is just at about the halfway point but you have until the 31st of May to head to the event and take a look for yourself.

The current round of FaMESHed is still going strong and I managed to dig into my haul from the event on the second trip I made to it by putting on the DUFAUX “Jordan” tanktop. I buckled and because it had FATPACK only options that is the route I went as it’s getting to be that time of year where I might utilize tanktops in my photos and this is clearly a well made product that has several features that I find to be interesting.

The straps on the tanktop have tongue closures like you might find on a fanny pack (yes I know I’m reminding people of a horrible trend that seems to be trying to snake its way back into popularity). To my knowledge I have not seen anything like this in any of the fashions that I own but it makes it different from any other tanktop that I have in my wardrobe.

One of the coolest features about the “Jordan” tanktop is that it has the ability for you to import a design and apply it to the front of the tanktop. That way if you have a blog logo or some kind of branding you want to show on the front of your tanktop then you could proudly display it for all you encounter to see. This is the second release from DUFAUX that I believe uses this and it’s definitely something I think is cool.

The Men’s Department by far is one of the staples for male fashion, accessories and furniture and probably one of my most frequently visited events. I may have said this before or I may repeat it again in the future but that is only because it is the truth and one of the sources to help me find new brands to add to my arsenal or keep up with brands that I love.

During this round of TMD my friends at Modulus released a new hair that I instantly knew would be just right for the look I was putting together. “Danny” is the latest in the Alpha Hair line from the brand and it gives me a real chill vibe which is what I wanted my look to portray and for the second time I am using the “Roots” HUD which is one of the new features that was recently added to Modulus products.

I have been a part of the Modulus blogger team for a long time, since the beginning I’d say and one thing that I can say as an observer of things is that the quality has always been top notch but the fact that it continues to get better with each passing moment is a testament to the fact that when it comes to releasing products you are getting the very best out of anything Modulus releases no matter if it is hair, skins or once in a while clothing (which it’s been a long time since a clothing item has been but never say never about them returning).

As I wrap this up I definitely want to express that I really enjoyed putting this scene together as it was light, funny, and humorous. I never know what is going to inspire me at a split second’s notice and I start snapping photos and the range of feelings and emotions vary on these pages and that is something that onlookers will come to know from my work. Though I certainly enjoy hearing about putting smiles on people’s faces or knowing that something I might have written or a photo itself has given someone a topic of conversation. Anyone who may be observing and would like to have a conversation feel free to contact me because I’d really enjoy hearing from you.

It’s been a pleasure once more and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Danny Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: DUFAUX – Jordan Tank – FATPACK ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)
SHORTS: Chuck Size – Benjamin Shorts
SHOES: Cold Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers


HAIR: Mithral – Soil (Variety)
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Insol – Liv (Milk) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Rust Republic – [Too Sweet] Top Pink v2 @ The Chapter Four (05/0405/31)
SKIRT: Insanity – Cobain Faded


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Gimme A Boost (b) ✦ NEW @ eBento (05/1005/31)

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[#482] I Wish…

‘Cause when it comes to playing basketball
I’m always last to be picked
And in some cases never picked at all
So I just lean upon the wall
Or sit up in the bleachers with the rest of the girls
Who came to watch their men ball

Skee-Lo, ♫I Wish

With as many times as you’ve seen me do a photo with a basketball theme to it that I’m some kind of superfan but in reality it’s probably the one sport I watch the least. Not that I have any extreme dislike for it but it just doesn’t appeal to me like Baseball does (as it seems to be more of a chess match to me). I can also say though that it is easier to capture in a photo and more designers are making poses and props that represent it.

For example, take the pose and prop that I’m using in today’s entry. It’s the “Backyard Basketball” set from Image Essentials (a TCK blog partner) that is currently available at the eBento event. This is probably one of their more intensive products as not only do you have the front of the garage with asphalt driveway but you also have poses that are for single use and also poses for two people (to create one on one action scenes). Unfortunately at the time I was doing this photo there was no one available to work with so I went solo (like Han…yep corny I know).

You can check this item out at eBento until the 30th of April and if by some odd reason you procrastinate (which is a BAD idea) then you’ll be able to find it at the store shortly thereafter…but seriously go take a look.

April has been quite the busy month for the Modulus brand, which has just released (and thankfully right when I needed it) “Anthony” a backwards snapback cap with a tuft of hair sticking out of the hole above the snap strip. While in real life I personally prefer fitted hats (there seem to be very few of any good quality on the grid of the mesh variety) this hat is the best thing for headwear junkies like myself.

25 colors in 5 different HUDs (complete with integrated tinting as well as an the ability to change the design of the cap to which there are 6 options). For those of you who like to change your hair color on a whim a FATPACK is available at a discounted price which gives you all the colors and you’ll save a little pocket change. I’ve always often said that if you can’t choose on just one thing and there’s several to do the math and you’ll find that it’s better to buy everything at once and save yourself the hassle of spending extra money down the road.

“Anthony” is a part of the Shiny Shabby event that runs from the 20th of April until the 15th of May, lots of great items and designers from clothing, poses and home decoration; is very much worth grabbing a taxi ride from the credits below.

Although I’ve previously blogged the “FLAME” tattoo by { Speakeasy } this is probably one of the best and closest views that I’ve ever posted in a photo as I’m wearing clothes most of the time and rarely show much skin. I really am fond of this tattoo and in the past I usually would never wear one for more than a short time but this one has really won me over. I think that it has elements of some of my favorite things (roses, ravens, as well as clocks) and has a very true saying just under the right pec that says “Hearts are wild creatures that is why our ribs are cages”. I find that to be very true and if they were just free to roam you never know what kind of trouble they could get into or damage they could endure.

Kalback (formerly Kal Rau) has been around for ages and I haven’t really kept up with the brand all that much since they returned several years ago; it’s not because I’m no longer a fan it just seems that other things just took precedence or was more in my style wheelhouse. Their “Sweat Shorts M3” happened to be just the thing I needed for my outfit as I felt that if I was going to shoot hoops shirtless that wearing long pants would defeat the purpose of my styling. It’s probably a weird thought but just go with me on it would you?

These shorts are available at the current round of the Man Cave event which is ongoing until May 1st so you’ve still go time to check out all the guy goodness!

It could also be said that my look might be more 90’s inspired considering that I used Skee-Lo’s “I Wish” as the soundtrack for the blog post. This song has been entertained by me to be used in previous blogs but I just decided on something else because it might not have fit the way I wanted it to. This time I do think it does hit the right point that I wanted to achieve.

One final thing before I wrap this up, is I wanted to make mention that the shoes I am wearing are a Limited Edition of the FLI. Low Sk8 shoes that I’ve worn several times through the course of entries on the site. They are all black with flames on the side part of the sole of the shoe. I realized after I had finished with everything that I did not get a close-up of them but considering I blogged a version of them before (as well as the fact they are in limited quantity) running out and grabbing them before they are gone completely. There is also a Hi version of the shoe as well and they are both together to the right side of the store as you walk in. I couldn’t pass these up the moment I saw the ad for them and hopefully if there’s anyone reading this and likes them as much as I do that you are able to get them too.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and taking it as easy as possible. There’s more to come of course as I’ve got some goods from the newly open Men Only Monthly and of course more from Shiny Shabby which also reopened for it’s April/March round; I also hope to have at least one more look at this current round of Pose Fair before it closes as well so stay tuned!

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Anthony Hair – Blonds ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 4 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Amara Beauty – Gem Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Angel Tone 02 ✦ NEW @ The DarknessPreviously Blogged
BEARD: Nivaro – Rugged ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: { Speakeasy } Flame Tattoo ✦ Previously Blogged

SHORTS: <Kalback> Sweat Shorts M3 Grey ✦ NEW @ Man Cave
SHOES: FLI. – Black Flame Sk8 Low (Limited) ✦ NEW @ Mainstore

POSE/PROP: Image Essentials – Backyard Basketball (b) ✦ NEW @ eBento