[#618] Chase You Down Until You Love Me

 

Real good, We’re dancing in the studio
Snap, snap, to that shit on the radio
Don’t stop, for anyone
We’re plastic but we still have fun

Lady Gaga, ♫Paparazzi♫

 

Now that I’m blogging items for female avatars now and again I find that coming up with creative things hasn’t been harder nor has it been easier. I am finding out that I do come up with some pretty good ideas that I might never would have blogged on my own before this time so I will take it as I can get it. I love to create visual stories to songs and sometimes it’s not always the stuff I listen to all the time or every day.

It allows me to even include genre’s that I might not have considered in the past as well. Honestly I’ve never had anything against Lady Gaga prior to her turn in the remake of “A Star Is Born” in which the music is fantastic and truly shows her talents outside of the theatrics and shock value we’ve all known from her with her strange dresses and music videos.

From the moment I saw the Versov “Rodeo Drive” backdrop an idea jumped into my head right away. I had some photags from a gacha that I played last year at some point and also a great pose set from one of my sponsors, Image Essentials called “Holiday Shopping” and yeah it’s not really anywhere near the holidays right now but when you love shopping any day can be a holiday so that’s what I’m going with.

This set has eight different poses each with their own set of shopping bags for each hand so that you can show off how boss you are when you are out on a shopping spree. This set has been around for a while and I didn’t get a chance to blog it when it was new but thankfully I was able to do so now and also bring attention to it to maybe a new set of people who missed it when it was brand new.

Image Essentials – Holiday Shopping Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • mesh bags (left and right hands) for each pose
  • 8 total poses (static and pose HUD included)
  • Available for sale now at Image Essentials

So I’ve checked off the Versov backdrop and because there’s not much to say about it’s features other than the fact that is a well made mesh facsimile of what Rodeo Drive looks like with the street full of shops with trees and benches. For bloggers and photographers alike it is about as realistic as can be with perfect textures so if you’re interested in taking photos of yourself browsing stores or shopping like I’ve done this is a great way to do it.

Putting that aside, I have two articles of clothing I’d like to share from Native Urban that I was able to combine together to make one solid outfit and it also works since it is more of a outwear thing and because it could be considered a post-dated photo from the holidays with the shopping pose set.

I’ll start at the top and work my way down of course because it’s the easiest way to do it for me. The “Melo Jacket” is a cool jacket with hoodie add-on that was originally only supposed to be a male release but at the last moment Native Urban was able to update it with a fit for Maitreya so I chose to wear both of the new releases for the body because to me they looked great together. The amount of customization in the All Colors pack makes it so easy to come up with just about any combination you can think of with the colors provided.

With the weather starting to get warmer though I’m glad I quick snuck this one in before the bug to wear more shorts and t-shirts.

Jeans are a staple in every wardrobe and it could be said that you can never have enough jeans (I’ve said this before) and it is true. There are so many types that you can fit a style to whatever you are wearing and not even feel any pressure about how you look. The “Rollup Jeans” are a denim version of “The Rollup Pants” which were a previous release not too long ago. There is a good selection of denim colors that I’ll go into when I list the features and it is practical that if you’re interested in more than one color that the All Colors option will put that styling power into your virtual hands.

Native Urban – Melo Jacket (All Colors)

  • Original mesh
  • Jacket and Hood Add-On
  • 17 colors with 12 changeable faces
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and Maitreya (Lara)
  • Currently exclusive to Uber until 04/22/19

Native Urban – Rollup Jeans (All Colors)

  • Original mesh
  • 9 colors with 4 color changeable parts
  • Belt and Underwear HUD (for single packs)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and Maitreya (Lara)
  • Currently exclusive to TMD until 04/28/19

I hope that you’ve all enjoyed the great items I’ve featured in this post, I try to bring some of what I think are the best things about Fashion and Shopping on the Second Life grid to anyone who might visit this website. I try to stay as informative as I can and that way you can take that knowledge with you and use it however you like.

On that note I shall bid you a fond farewell for this time and see you all again on the flipside!

 

Baby you’ll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

 

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Holiday Shopping

BACKDROP: Versov – Rodeo Drive Fullscene @ FaMESHedNEW

HAIR: Lamb – Wolf (ROYGBIV Pack) ✦ Gacha
HEAD: LeLutka – KORINA v3.3
SKIN: Glam Affair – Mimi – Basic Line ✦ Previous FLF
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

GLASSES: Anachron – Round Frame Glasses (Top Bar Gold) ✦ Gacha
JACKET: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Melo Jacket @ UberNEW
JEANS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Rolled Jeans @ TMDNEW
SHOES: Gos – Low Tops ✦ Gacha

 

 

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[#596] Can’t Wait One Minute More

I need room to breathe I work for the goals that I set
Wasted time it weighs on my mind
You can bet

CIV, ♫Can’t Wait One Minute More

Hello again everyone! It’s been a few since I last posted and that isn’t normal (well normal for this year anyway) but I needed a little time to recharge and get back on track a little bit. I had most of this photo session set up for a few days before I actually settled down to shoot it but I knew that when I did it was going to be kind of a riot.

A little insight into this post is that the pose that I’m using by Image Essentials was actually an odd suggestion in a conversation with the store’s owner, Kay Weston. I don’t even know how it came about as a considerable amount of time has passed since that talk happened but I am pretty sure that it was just suggesting random pose ideas to be helpful and that was a weird one that happened to come to fruition.

“Party Aftermath” is every bit what it sounds like though I’m kind of using it in a different context in my scene but the same basic idea applies. I think in my case it’s more like my virtual self is looking at things like “Man I really gotta go and well the dog’s doing it why can’t I?” One thing I have to say is that I don’t promote public urination because it’s super unsanitary and you never know what you could be bringing home with you by posting up against a brick wall such as I am in this photo.

Moral of the story is…probably don’t try this at home!

Image Essentials – Party Aftermath 1 Pose & Prop

  • Bento compatible pose (must use Bento viewer)
  • Wet pall prop with built in pose
  • 3 different pose positions to choose from
  • Adjustable via clickable menu
  • Exclusive to the Truth or Dare Affair event until 02/28/19

This blog also contains items from The Men Jail event that I really think people might like including the “Jeon Sweatshirt” by ExalteD. Most of the time I’m not a fan of shirts or jackets where I’m not able to see my hands (because the style has hands in pockets and things of that nature) but this shirt changed my mind some with how it is really long and tied at the ends, which is something I used to do all the time in my younger years.

The FATPACK has really great color options (8 in all) which covers the usual core range of colors and not all men care about having tons of colors so I can say that these are definitely fine enough for the casual consumer that wants a choice but doesn’t desire a lot of it. Of course if just getting one color is the most appealing then it’s a good way to go with the single colors that are also for sale.

ExalteD – Jeon Sweatshirt

  • Original mesh
  • FATPACK available with HUD containing 8 colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

Because of the angle of the main photo for the blog it was necessary for me to do a secondary shot that combined more closer looks of other products that cannot be as closely seen. Which brings me to the eyes I am wearing by Gloom which have the designation of the “Insta Collection”, these eyes are very detailed and when taking the close-up that was definitely the case I wanted to make to show you this brand is for real.

There are 8 selectable iris colors in this set that are for sale separately or can be purchased all together in a FATPACK to give you that right color at the right moment you need it. I do not change eyes all that often and I’ll be up front about it because unless it is an item from an event then usually my angles and photos don’t incorporate being that close to my face; if I am going to blog eyes I definitely go for ones that I really like otherwise what’s the point of it?

Gloom – Insta Collection Eyes

  • 8 iris colors via appliers (sold separately and as a FATPACK option)
  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, Genus and Omega
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

Also don’t adjust your eyes! My new ‘do is meant to try to match my top the best it possibly can and I think the Reds HUD that is a part of the “Mike Hair” by Modulus really makes an impression. I feel like the tone that I used within the applier pack really pops with the windlight I played around with to make sure that attention would be not only on the hair but also on the ExalteD sweatshirt.

I love the vibrant tone of this hair and it has that appearance like I could still possibly be drunk and randomly choosing a spot to pee and there happens to maybe be a dog following me and doing what it sees…there’s that possibility too but I’m going to remain tight lipped on that because I can’t reveal all my cards.

Medium type messy hair don’t care!

Modulus – Mike Hair

  • Original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 individual color HUDs + integrated color picker
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirrored options included
  • Exclusive to Equal10 until 03/05/19

The last item I have on my featured list are the “Sobek Sneakers” by Native Urban. These are styled after one of my favorite sneaker brands of all time and I’m not going to properly name them because I don’t want to cause any issues but if you know anything about shoes then you’ll definitely recognize the style. These particular shoes are not exact to the real deal for obvious reasons but they are close and that makes me love them all the same; especially from one of my favorite brands.

I have other versions from other stores that are similar but the one things I can say about these is the absurd amount of customization that goes along with them; there is a way to color just about every single part of the shoe to make them absolutely your favorite sneaker. For longtime fans of Native Urban I know that you won’t be disappointed with these shoes because it doesn’t matter if you are a skater or just someone who likes low tops that are about as classic as they come, you’ll want to sport these out on the grid….I’ve been wearing them for several days already.

Native Urban – Sobek Sneakers

  • Original mesh
  • 15 customizable parts (FATPACK exclusive)
  • 17 colors (FATPACK exclusive)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to TMD until 02/28/19

I have to say this was definitely a longer blog than I intended but it’s been quite a few days since my last one so putting something this big together to kickstart everything was a necessity in my book. I covered a lot of ground from great stores and events which should at least get some of you hopefully out there before the weekend ends or at the start of the week.

On that note though I think it is definitely time to wrap this up and post it up so I can do a little promoting and also begin work on the next look and scene which I’ve yet to determine but I’ve slowly started to work on it. I’ll leave you all with the style info and perhaps I’ll run into you at Man Cave which just started today and I’ve seen some things that could have lots of potential.

Catch you all again very soon!


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Party Afthermath 1 @ Truth or Dare AffairNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Mike Hair @ Equal10NEW
EYES: Gloom – Insta Collection @ The Men Jail
SKIN: Session Skins – Damien @ Equal10NEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

SWEATSHIRT: Exalted – Jeon Sweatshirt @ The Men JailNEW
SWEATPANTS: I<3F & Co. – Cornelius
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) Sobek Sneakers @ TMDNEW

[#563] Play A Song For Me

And if you hear vague traces of skippin’ reels of rhyme
To your tambourine in time
It’s just a ragged clown behind
I wouldn’t pay it any mind
It’s just a shadow you’re seein’ that he’s chasing

Bob Dylan, ♫Mr. Tambourine Man

While it’s been some time since I last posted a blog with a pose set from Image Essentials, it was time to get back in the saddle and show some love to a brand that has shown their loyalty and love for what I do in many ways. In the upcoming year I will make sure that this brand sees that loyalty returned in whatever way I can possible.

Before I get into anything I want to give a shout out to the owner and creator of Image Essentials, Kay Weston. Right now she’s on a small hiatus from creating to take care of some real world things and I wish her nothing but the best and hope that she’s back to doing what she enjoys and that many of us on the grid enjoy in her work.

I‘m going to start out with a prop and pose set by Image Essentials named “Tambourine”. From the moment I saw it thoughts of the song “Mr. Tambourine Man” came floating into my head and most people are most familiar with the version that was recorded by The Byrd’s but I decided on the original by Bob Dylan as it seems to speak to me more and is far less played compared to The Byrd’s.

Each tambourine includes a pose that is triggered when you wear it and also has twp ribbons that can be recolored by a script inside with 4 different colors in which to choose from (Blue, Gold, Green and Red). The colors can be mixed and also matched depending on the desire of person using it. Though the best part of it is that it is intended for female avi’s but I have shown that males can also use it without any major adjustments unless the avi is aggressively muscled.

I greatly enjoyed trying out the different poses in this set until I found the exact one that fit visually with what I wanted to do; I highly encourage a stop to the Image Essentials store for this prop and pose as well as many other great ways to create impactful photography/art.

Image Essentials Tambourine Prop and Pose Set:

  • 5 poses in set
  • Wear mesh tambourine to activate pose
  • Can be used as unisex
  • Available now @ the Image Essential in-world store

Moving from Poses to Hair, the Access Event is the place where the “Ash” hair by Modulus can be found and one might say that it has a slight similarity to the “Owen” hair that I recently blogged but I can tell you that they do have their differences, the most obvious is length as “Ash” is a little longer in how it hangs down on the face. There are varying little wisps as well that make them able to be told apart from the other.

The shorter and mid length hairs that Modulus has been releasing lately has me thinking that having my hair longer is not as important as it once was; I think if they can make me look even remotely as good as the compliments I have gotten then the same can happen for anyone that visits the Access Event to try it out for themselves.

As the year gets closer to a close, in my observation is that Modulus has grown from where it had been in the start of the year and progress like that is what helps a brand thrive and survive and I don’t think that it has to come from just my mouth but also from the countless fans of the brand (such as myself) that cannot wait to see what is in store for 2019.

Modulus Ash Hair:

  • 100% nex-gen alpha mesh
  • 5 color pack HUDs + integrated tinting
  • 40 color fatpack available
  • Left and right mirrored versions
  • Exclusively @ Access Event until 01/07/19

FaMESHed may have closed its doors but my wife and I managed to get in before it did where she pleasantly surprised me with the gift of the Ascend “Jamie Over Shirt” Fatpack that I had been eyeing for quite a while. I am a huge fan of wearing long sleeved buttoned shirts over regular t-shirts (most of the time graphic ones) quite often especially in the colder months. Wearing a regular t-shirt is not as enjoyable when the temps are lower and I’m sure many who in the real world can attest to that live in cold weather states.

In the virtual world I like to wear clothing that I could see being comfortable in outside of it and this fits that description to a tee (see what I did there? 🙂 Ascend fatpacks are full of different color choices and in this case shirt choices as well as graphics that the level of visibility can be changed which is one of the things I look for.

Ascend Jamie Over Shirt FATPACK:

  • Original mesh
  • 30 different shirt colors (Fatpack Only)
  • Individual styles available
  • Shirt Add-on included
  • Shirt HUD has 30 shirt colors and 15 graphic designs
  • Graphic visibility able to be changed within the HUD
  • Available soon in the Ascend in-world store.

I‘m starting to do the count down to New Years and with tomorrow being New Years Eve, I am going to try my best to get one last post to close out 2018. Just in case I am unable to connect with everyone out on the world wide web, I thank all the visitors (especially repeat visitors) for taking a look at what I consider to be fashionable as well as putting my artistic eye to the test.

My apologies for not being the best at closing out these things but it’s just another thing for me to work on in 2019 and I’ll see everyone soon (maybe even sooner than anyone anticipates).

Until our paths meet again,

B


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Tambourine

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Ash Hair @ Access EventNEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

JACKET: Ascend – Jamie Over Shirt

[#550] Love You To Death

Those lips move, yeah I can feel what you’re sayin’, prayin’
They say the beast inside of me is gonna get ya, get ya, yeah…

Starset, ♫Love You To Death
(Originally by Type O Negative)

I want to start out this entry by wishing everyone who comes across this in the next day or so Happy Thanksgiving. This year has had its share of ups and downs but the one thing that remains for me is that I am thankful for all the good things and people that have come into and have already been a part of my life. This is the easiest part of the year to express that gratitude because it just flows into the air.

While most of my US based friends and family are celebrating today, I also am thankful for my people all across the world which includes places such as Canada, Denmark, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland and some places I might have forgotten. It makes no difference where someone is from but it is the feeling of comraderie that makes everything feel right.

Most people are probably eating Turkey today (myself included) and I know that I said that I wouldn’t likely do any more vampire themed photos this year but I was wrong and what better than on the biggest day of consumption that I post one because after all…vampires are hungry too! The look I chose combined with other elements such as the effects on my lips to the pose and backdrop, I was inspired along with the suggestion my wife made about the song choice (thank you for that B!)

I‘ll start with the lip effects that I have on which is the “Dropy Lips” applier by Go&See. Of course the original color is red that I used because I am doing a vampire photo but it comes with different colors so that your lips have the appearance of just about any kind of liquid dripping from them (perhaps ink or alien blood?)

This applier is really the perfect start to putting together a scene featuring a creature of the night (which goes along with my binging of The Vampire Diaries as well).

Go&See Dropy Lips applier features:

  • Applier HUD for CATWA, Genus Project, LeLutka and Omega (Sold Separately)
  • 8 colors to choose from in each applier HUD
  • Available now @ the Go&See in-world store and marketplace

The Level event has a few days left and I want to focus on the “Nathan” hair by Modulus. It’s a short style that has a spiked feel to it but it’s not aggressively so that the hair sticks straight up because there’s so much mousse in it to choke a horse. It has that vampire feel to it as it is somewhat reminiscent of either Edward Cullen (Twilight) or Stefan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries).

As far as styling myself to have that kind of dreamy vampire look I think I handled it well and I don’t feel like there were any complaints from my wife.

Modulus Nathan Hair features:

  • Original ‘Nex-Gen’ Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color HUD packs available
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Mirrored left and right versions included
  • Exclusively @ the Level Event until November 25th

Man Cave is hot for the month of November and for the first time in their lineup the unique style of Bakaboo graces the event. I’m really excited to see this brand here because it is a big event and more people should become familiar with what Ocean Blackthorne does as his sense of colorful style and designs really brighten up fashion (in my opinion of course).

The “Chris Vest” is a shirt/vest combination that has lots of different choices between the two different color shirts to the 3 different pattern HUDs for the vest. There is a style for just about anyone and I chose to have more of a subtle and minimalistic approach by going more monochrome with the vest. I usually choose vibrant colors in the outfits made by this brand but I felt this was the way to go.

Bakaboo Chris Vest features:

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 different pattern HUDs with 5 colors each (Sold separately)
  • White or black shirt option in each HUD
  • Simple basic pants included
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physiqe mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until December 9th!

The glue that brings this together is the “Wicked Hunger” pose from Image Essentials and while this is not a brand new release it is one that I’ve wanted to blog for a while and thought that with all these other elements in play that no time was better than the current. My wife happily agreed to pose with me and I think that it turned out great (that may sound biased but I believe it to be true).

With the help of the LeLutka Face HUD which works just as great with CATWA heads as it does their own branded heads, I was able to raise my eyebrows and make a vampire face with ease. I also made use of the CATWA teeth add-on that is available at their store and has many options to create a similar vampire look or different ones based on other creatures with teeth.

Image Essentials Wicked Hunger Pose features:

  • Bento enabled couples pose (Bento viewer required for proper use)
  • Modifiable to be able to adjust and compensate for avatar compatibilty
  • Available now at the Image Essentials in-world location

This was one of the bigger blogs I’ve had lately and have included both mine and my wife’s credits so if there is any part of her look that someone finds appealing they can easily find it on the grid. She is wearing the “Yvonne Dress” from ViSion that is exclusively a part of Collabor88 for the November round. The backdrop we have behind us is the “Salem Street” backdrop by Paparazzi which helps add to the overall mood of the scene.

I’ve enjoyed being able to bring you something new on a day that celebrates being thankful and I am also thankful for anyone who has ever visited this site, left a comment, faved a post or has found something they liked because I wore it or had it as a part of my scene. This is how I will leave this to go enjoy time with those who mean the most to me and may all be well with the visitors of this website until the next conversation.


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Wicked Hunger

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Salem Street

:: My Style ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Nathan Hair @ Level Event ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
LIPS: Go&See (Store /MP) – Dropy Lips
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

OUTFIT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Chris Vest @ Man Cave ✦ NEW

:: Her Style ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Avela
HEAD: CATWA – Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
MAKEUP: . MILA . – Perfect Bride
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: {ViSion} Yvonne Dress @ Collabor88NEW
FISHNETS: .:villena:. – Fishnet

[#528] The Luckiest

Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

Ben Folds, ♫The Luckiest♫

Continuing with my latest series of light and feel good photos, I didn’t have my soundtrack for this blog until after I finished taking the photos for it. Sometimes I will just search on Google for songs that relate to an emotion and see what pages come up and listen to some of the results. This time I did a search for “songs about celebrating a relationship” and listened to a few selections but nothing could beat “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.

I’ve been familiar with Ben Folds music for decades as he’s been a solo artist as well as part of a quintet (Ben Folds Five) and some of his songs are nerdy but a fair amount of them really pack an emotional punch and that is what this song does. If anyone that does read this clicks the links to the videos that I post the links to in the quotation at the top you will know what I’m talking about. This song makes you think even with it’s quirk towards the end it is definitely a song that fits my search.

The “To Us” pose by Image Essentials is a good representation of celebrating a relationship between two people. A longing gaze from the gentleman as they both toast their happiness with on another is a special moment and a fine depiction. I had to make a few adjustments with my pose but little needed to be done otherwise. The props with the couples pose (the chair, two glasses of champagne, and the champagne bottle itself) are nicely done should definitely be looked at by any couple that wants to take a portrait to hang on the wall.

Image Essentials To Us Couples Pose (With Props) features:

  • Bento enabled couples pose (Bento viewer required to use properly)
  • Mesh couch contains poses (and added props)
  • Available @ Image Essentials flagship store

Hot off my previous blog where I featured the first of two new hair releases by Modulus from the 2018 edition of Hair Fair, I am rounding out the coverage for the store by wearing the “Elijah” short hair. I chose to use the same hairbase with this hair to add some depth as well. Compared to the Fraser hair I had on in the previous blog, this one is much shorter and a bit on the curly side as far as I can describe it to you; plenty of colors to choose from as always with Modulus as well.

With four days left of this year’s Hair Fair to go…if you haven’t checked it out yet then what are you waiting for?

Modulus Elijah Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha next gen mesh
  • 5 different color HUDs available with 8 base colors in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Integrated color picker in each HUD for added customization
  • Left or right versions in package
  • Exclusively @ Hair Fair until October 7th!!!

The two above things are main features for this blog but I have to give mention to the recent BlankLine release from the September round of The Men’s Department. I am wearing the “KnitVestShirts” which I feel is a classic look and best fit the scene I had in mind when I was brainstorming it. I chose to go the FATPACK route with this because I wasn’t sure what color style I liked and having all the options (being able to color change the shirt, vest and tie allowed for me to come up with exactly what I wanted).

With more to come to the pages of this site I am going to thank those of you who visited and anyone who follows me on any of the social media outlets, it really is humbling hearing from those of you who I have never met talk about things I’ve posted. This blog is not just for me and anyone who has felt any of the feelings that have been expressed or have become inspired by the images or words, this is for you too.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


SKYBOX: llorisen – Wilby Pied-a-Terre Skybox v2

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – To Us ✦ NEW

:: What HE‘s wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Elijah Hair @ Hair FairNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT/VEST: BlankLine – KnitVest Shirts [FAT]
PANTS: BlankLine – Tapered Pants [Black] ✦ Previously Blogged
SHOES: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers ✦ Previously Blogged

:: What SHE’s wearing ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Lithe
HEAD: CATWA -Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: Giz Seorn – Gwyneth Dress
SHOES: Reign – Andii Heels

[#527] Love, Love, Love

And all the life about to go is in my mind,
Cause all the loudest voices in the world are never right

Avalanche City, ♫Love, Love, Love

Most of the time my blogs are very shadowy and darker but lately I’ve been trying to work outside of that (funny thing with it now being October and I want to do dark themed scenes). I found myself being inspired by a pose/prop from Image Essentials that is called Pride v2 because I consider myself a supporter of the LGBTQ community and know many people in the community so I feel that shining a light towards something that has seen a lot of darkness at times is a positive thing.

I could repeat this until I’m blue in the face regardless of those who may not agree with my views (I don’t encourage personal conversations of religion nor politics as it tends to never turn out well) and potentially cliche as it may sound, love is love. Sometimes you find it when you are looking and also when you aren’t. It’s not always logical but when you have it in whatever form it is in front of you, embrace it no matter what.

With this Image Essentials pose and prop and a colorful top provided by Bakaboo, I returned to I Am [SL] Amsterdam to find a spot at the location and it is such a wonderful and photogenic place. This is my second time visiting to set up a scene and I know that as long as it stays open I will come back again to do another photo there in the future.

Image Essentials Pride v2 Pose + Prop features:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento capable viewer needed for proper use)
  • Mesh flag included
  • Intended for female avatars
  • Available @ Image Essential’s flagship store

Being a blogger for Bakaboo is something I consider to be a privilege because the clothes are colorful and unique in a daring way. The styles that are created push the edge and I do like to take chances with things I wear (as you can’t always play it safe). I really like the “Statement” Shirt and Pants and I chose to mix and match between the three designs available for my outfit. The multicolor sleeve of the top I am wearing works well with the rainbow colors of the flag I am holding to give a vibrant look to it.

Bakaboo Statement Shirt and Pants features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Three differrent color patterns (Color A, B and C / Sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Available @ Bakaboo’s flagship store

Within the last month or so I haven’t been able to be as creatively driven as I can be and have been in the past which I documented with having a block. I have started to slowly work my way out of it and it’s a good time with a lot of events going such as Pose Fair and a lot of the mainstays (FaMESHed, The Men Jail, and The Men’s Department) coming with new monthly rounds.

Less than a week is left for the 2018 edition of Hair Fair and there are so many great hairstyles for guys and I did pick up a few but most importantly there are two by my brand Partner, Modulus. I am gladly showing one of the two for sale. “Fraser” is a short wispy hair that can be paired with a regular or shaved hairbase and it will still look great. I’ve opted with going with a shaved one to show more depth. As one of two releases for the event and quite a few more new releases, Modulus is on a role and crushing it with each one giving us guys a variety of different ‘do’s to choose from that are of the highest quality.

Modulus Fraser Hair features:

  • 100% original mesh alpha hair
  • 5 color HUDs available with 8 colors in each
  • 40 color FATPACK option also available
  • Left or right versions
  • Integrated color picker in HUDs for added customization
  • Exclusively @ Hair Fair until October 7th

As I start to wrap up this blog post I want to say that lately I have been seeing a lot of positivity through social media that I feel is a breath of fresh air. It’s not hard to be negative or post super insensitive comments or status’ and bully people either virtually or in the real world. Even if it sounds like a PSA I truly believe that showing what good there is in the world is rewarding and worthwhile even if it is a challenge.

There’s nothing wrong with taking the high ground even when maybe doing the opposite might be viewed as the cool or in thing with a certain group of individuals. We’re all capable of it and for anyone who believes in karma it all works out in the long term because the world benefits.

Now that my brain is working a bit better and I’m feeling more creative there will be more to see on this blog so keep an eye out but until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ I am [SL] Amsterdam


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Fraser Hair @ Hair FairNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Statement Shirt (Color B)
PANTS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Statement Pants (Color C)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Pride v2 ✦ NEW

[#526] Come Home

Everything I can’t be
Is everything you should be
And that’s why I need you here
Everything I can’t be
Is everything you should be
And that’s why I need you here
So hear this now…

OneRepublic, ♫Come Home

In the virtual world you can have family, you can claim blood relatatives if you want and you can also call family someone you met that you have kept a great friendship for so long that the bond is strong enough that they are family. For this photo I borrowed someone I consider to be my sister and the best part is we might give each other heck with jokes but know when we get to a line and not to cross it.

I’ve known Xandria for a few years now and she herself has dabbled in photos so when I asked her if she would be kind enough to sit in on a photo session (I know that I can do them myself and have the means to but just do not have the energy or mental will to do so) she was kind enough to donate a little time so that I could complete my idea and could clear it out of my headspace to give more room for other ideas that I need to work on this week.

The only item that I am featuring as the pose set being used here is from Image Essentials. The “Polished” set worked well for my idea as well as the location that was passed along to me by my fellow blogger and friend, Gwen (thank you so much for telling me about this place!). Now that sims are starting to change their landscapes to autumn photos are going to take on a different look and feel and that is just how seasons go. Missing Melody has a fall ambience with many different photogenic spots at its location. I found a really well decorated house with all the things that make houses look good (and that maybe I would use if I knew anything about good decor work in the virtual world).

Image Essentials Polished Pose Set features:

  • Bento enabled poses (must have a bento capable viewer to use properly)
  • 5 different poses to choose from (with mirrored versions)
  • Pose HUD included so can easily pose yourself
  • Regular static poses also included to put in a pose stand for ease of use as well

Xandria is also wearing something that I’m sure the gals out there might truly like (if they don’t have it already) is the newest additions to the Addams and Blueberry store as a co-released product: the “Frank” halter crop top (Addams) and jeans (Blueberry). The crowds should have died down by now so it should be very easy to get these releases and there are tons of options of single colors as well as FATPACK options for those who are into that (as I tend to be with guys items when I can).

I think it is time for me to put this blog to bed and leave you with my sister’s style credits so until our paths cross again, happy shopping and onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Missing Melody


What Xandria is wearing:

HAIR: Lamb – Static
HEAD: CATWA – Catya
FACE: Pink Fuel – Minji
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

TOP: Addams – Frank Halter Crop Top ✦ NEW
JEANS: Blueberry – Frank Jeans ✦ NEW
SHOES: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Polished