[#611] I’m Just Fulfillin’ My Destiny

 

Tell me, how would you define this?
You witnessin’ the finest
Yeah, you never know what you can do until you try it

NF, ♫Destiny♫

 

Let me tell you…sometimes I get this crazy second wind at night and I end up at my desk taking photos that turn out to what I consider to be satisfactory and then jump to start writing this part of the blog and it’s late but I’m just really hyped up. It is often a mixture of watching music videos on Youtube or putting an outfit together that just sparks something that I have to do it or it gets lost. When that happens I don’t get angry with myself necessarily but I am disappointed in what would be consider a wasted opportunity.

I was sitting here listening to “Destiny” by NF and I thought it kind of relates in a way to my blogging journey. Though he’s looking to become super well known and probably famous and in the virtual world it’s a bit different and really being famous in that way is not as glamorous as it seems at least the way I view it anyway.

Personally I just want to be looked at by my peers as someone who puts a lot of energy and passion into what he does at the end of the day. I love finding a scene or creating one (with or without help) and then finding a pose and a look to try and tell some kind of story and I don’t really always spell it out because letting people decide what they see for themselves is really how I consider art to be. It’s just like music and I’ve said plenty of times that my interpretation could be much different than the writer’s was at the time it was put on paper (or typed because we are in an age of technology afterall).

My primary focus this month has been Skin Fair as well as The Men Jail but that doesn’t mean I haven’t thrown in a few things that are new from other events I enjoy or stores that I blog for. Take for instance the beanie/hair combination I have on right now from lock&tuft, which seems to have an element of things coming full circle.

Not to long ago I wrote about Brenna and I going on trial with Alyxx and we know him now as Elijah, which is what the hair I am wearing is called. Who would have thought that the name of a hair he made long before we ever met him would play into his choice of names? Before I get too sidetracked…this past weekend it became official and we have welcomed Elijah fully into our family. He is a great addition because he truly fits in and has a similar personality to mine.

To speak more about this beanie/hair combination, I really like the amount of colors that you can make the beanie as well as the fact that it has the roman numeral for the number 13 (some that are superstitious may shy away from it but I don’t mind the number myself). There is also the amount of colors in the packs to color the hair with. The power of choice can be a great thing for the indecisive in us all, why not just cut out the middle man as the stores FATPACK option will not break you even a little.

lock&tuft – Elijah Hair

  • Original mesh
  • Beanie HUD contains 14 colors to choose from
  • Resize script built into beanie/hair
  • 5 different color tone HUDs to select from
  • FATPACK option available also
  • Currently for sale at the lock&tuft main store location

As you have all seen over the course of the last few weeks that Skin Fair is not just about skins. The stores that participate in the event may also be creators of mesh body parts (heads or bodies), make-ups, facial add-ons, tattoos and shapes. The latter two play a role in my current look for this entry; one of them happens to be Gloom. They provided two shapes and a set of eyes for this year and I am now on the second and final shape.

When trying things like shapes it is best to keep an open mind (which I have). This shape is vastly different from many of the shapes (including my own) that are out on the market. I would be apt to say that this skin is geared towards possibly teen avatars in the sense that it definitely gives off a very youthful appearance even compared to other shapes and the body type is very skinny and not as muscular in nature. I was slightly skeptical of what it would look like with some of the skins I already had and I did try a few before I decided on “Damian” by Session Skins.

I’ve also got a new ink sleeve in the form of “Hourglass” by Endless Pain Tattoos. I have dabbled with their products in the past and have not been disappointed and the same can be said for this tattoo. I like that with the Signature body I can apply it to just one arm instead of both and leave the other one bare or have a different tattoo if I chose. Belleza has tattoo targets now as well I believe with version 2.0 of their body but there are still some things with it that haven’t been fixed so I’m sticking with Signature until I am given a reason not to.

I really like the hourglass that is just right below the bend of the arm which gives it its name. When I get in the mood to wear ink on my body this will likely be one of the ones I rotate between to keep things freshened up and I don’t get bored of tattoos easily.

Gloom – Honeyboy Shape

  • Shape has mod and copy rights
  • Eyebrow shape also included
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Endless Pain Tattoos – Hourglass Tattoo

  • Applier HUDs for the following:
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • SLink
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Lately I’ve been kind of using some of the same pose packs and I wanted to do something different so I was sorting through some things and came across a pose pack from SVP Poses named “Coutcha”. This is a new store to me but I feel like they maybe haven’t been around super long but cycling through the poses gave me something to work with and found a spot to take a picture.

The best way I could describe this pose set is that it has a very urban feel to it and I could be mistaken but it is just the vibe that I get from it and that’s one of the main reasons why I found a bus stop backdrop to use for my background and the results of which I am definitely good with. Overall I think everything blends well from concept to finish.

On that note, I think it is well beyond time to wrap this up. It’s super late and I want to get a little bit of sleep and make the social media rounds. Be well and let’s all try to have a good week and until next time…see yaaaaaaaaaa!

 

I’m just fulfillin’ my destiny
I’m just fulfillin’ my destiny (all day)
To the death of me, I’m just fulfillin’ my destiny

 

POSE: SVP Poses – Coutcha Pose Pack @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Elijah
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2
SKIN: Session Skins – Damian
SHAPE: Gloom – Honeyboy Shape @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Endless Pain Tattoos – Hourglass @ Skin FairNEW

TANKTOP: FE Style – KUZOVH Tank (Black)
JEANS: Wazzer Works – Ultimatum Jeans – Dark Blue @ TMDNEW

 

 

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[#606] Don’t You Forget About Me

 

Don’t you forget about me
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back together at heart, baby

Simple Minds, ♫Don’t You Forget About Me♫

 

Welcome back to my continuing coverage of Skin Fair 2019, in today’s entry I am featuring a shape from Gloom for the very recent LeLutka “Guy” head as well as a new facial hair from Mister Razzor. Strap in your seat belts and make sure you’re ready because I’m about to take you to more fun items from the biggest avatar modifying event on the grid.

I’m going to start off with the “Vic Facial Hair” from Mister Razzor, which I have to say personally that I like the life like look of this stores beards. There are three different styles for this release each of them with an applier for basic black and tintable (for the blondes, browns and gingers out there). For this entry I am wearing version #3 with the black applier. Having facial hair is something that I feel is a part of who I am both virtually and in reality and when I don’t have it I feel a little naked. There are many out there who feel the same way and I soundly encourage you fellas out there to check out this beard.

Gloom is a brand that I’m rather familiar with as they work with another event that I blog for but mainly release eyes for it so it’s pretty cool that for Skin Fair they have released several different shapes (2 male and 1 female) and since I am wearing the LeLutka “Guy” head, I have combined it with the “Castelli” shape. I really like the how they bring about the features of the face to the point where I likely wouldn’t tweak anything (as the shape is modifiable). Keep in mind that not everyone is the same height or even width on the grid so making adjustments to that is possible also.

Mister Razzor – Vic Facial Hair

  • Black and Tintable applier
  • 3 different versions (sold separately)
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Appliers for CATWA and Omega enabled mesh heads
  • Exclusively at Skin Fair 2019 until 03/24/19

Gloom – Castelli Shape

  • Made for the LeLutka Guy head
  • Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) body sizes included
  • Modifiable to suit your needs
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair 2019 until 03/24/19

E Storm has two new items that just hit the shelves of The Men Jail that just opened up on the 8th! The double release is part of an ensemble called “Maxim” and consists of a shoulder draped shirt (more like a sweatshirt honestly) and jeans.

The shoulder shirt has 3 pack options each with 6 colors each and the pants have 14 different denim options (I am wearing Torn 2); both products have a FATPACK option to them if you just can’t decide which one you like best. The shoulder shirt allows for me to show off my upper physique a little better and with all this blogging I have been doing lately it is sure paying off.

It’s almost a workout in itself sometimes!

E Storm – Maxim Shoulder Shirt and Jeans

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 color packs with 6 colors each (Shirt)
  • 14 different denim colors for jeans (sold individually)
  • FATPACK options for both items
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

My excitement level has gone up a notch because lock&tuft have just released a new beanie/hair combination at Equal10 that bears my name! That’s right, the “Brennan Hair” is named after me and comes with a HUD that has 9 different hat collars. There is also two versions each having a different patch in the front which is super cool.

150 hair colors are at your disposal between the 5 different color HUDs included in the FATPACK which is what you get with every lock&tuft release. This store doesn’t play around let me tell you that. The hair is a great value and also made very well which is something you will see more and more when I feature the store in my posts.

lock&tuft – Brennan Beanie/Hair

  • Original mesh
  • HUD for beanie with 9 fabric colors
  • Two different patch versions
  • 5 hair color packs
  • Exclusive to Equal10

I really love how the photos turned out and am stoked full of energy about the things I’m discovering from Skin Fair as I know many of you are since it’s now been open for two days. There truly is a bit of everything there for the gals and the fellas which means that I need to really kick this post into gear.

On that note I am going to wrap this up and start setting up the next thing photo session. I hope you are enjoying my coverage of Skin Fair as much as I am as there is a lot more to come in the next week and then some. On a non blog related note I hope you all take care of yourself and those close to you because this is all we got and once it’s gone there’s nothing that can change how we’ve traveled through life.

Be good and be good at what you do; catch you all next time!

 

As you walk on by
Will you call my name?

 

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Take A Seat V1

SKYBOX: Schultz Bros. – Art Space Skybox

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Brennan @ Equal10NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.2
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 02)
BEARD: Mister Razzor – Vic Facial Hair @ Skin FairNEW
SHAPE: Gloom – Castelli Shape @ Skin FairNEW

RINGS: L’Emporio – Arloch Rings
SWEATER: E Storm – Maxim Simple Shoulders Shirt @ The Men Jail ✦ NEW
JEANS: E Storm – Maxim Pants @ The Men JailNEW

 

[#602] Signs

“Listen to me
I’m not saying it’s impossible
Maybe I just need a little sympathy
Though I’m guessing it would help
If I opened my heart to somebody”

Captives, ♫Signs♫

 

The third month of the year is already here and somehow I felt as though I blinked and the first two months just happened to slip away from me. It’s been a few days since my last post but I’ve been kind of dealing with some issues outside of the virtual world and a few inside of it as well. It’s nothing major in the larger scope of things but enough to where it’s thrown me off kilter just slightly.

Sadly it was a parting of ways with one of the brands I’ve been blogging for the longest since I started my journey and in some ways trying to get passed it was a harder hurdle than I imagined but after a lot of reflection, I truly feel like I was blessed to be a part of it and moving on is healthy and a part of the life cycle. I’ll be the first to admit though that change is not something I enjoy but dwelling on things isn’t a great idea either so I am looking at it as opening up a new opportunity with another brand who will utilize what I have to offer.

Right now my main focus is on being a part of an event that I’ve enjoyed as a consumer and am now getting the chance to be a part of as a blogger. Skin Fair will be open in just over 3 days (at the time this gets posted it will be at least 3). While the majority of the event is geared towards females, I can tell you that I will make sure that the male equivalent of the event is featured and spotlight shown on the excellent skins, shapes, and add-ons (such as tattoos).

This is my first post for the event so pardon me a bit if I’m a bit nervous doing this. Once I get in a post or so the nerves will wear off and it’ll be just like all the other stores that I promote as well as events (to which at the moment there is only one monthly one).

Usually my look when it comes to shapes is normally something that’s been custom made for me or I tweak some that I’ve purchased. Skin Fair is a medium where I have the ability to test out shapes and show them in action (so to speak) as they were intended without any tweaking. Take for instance the shape I am wearing by West End named “Bradley”. It’s for the new LeLutka “Guy” bento head and I think it looks very charming with lean and chiseled body features that along with the “Mario” skin by Stray Dog really sizzle.

The second of my two Skin Fair featured releases is the “Bubo” tattoo from INKer. There are a lot of intricate things detailed throughout this skin such as the mandala type shapes as well as Native American influences. The back piece has a pretty awesome looking skeleton which really calls attention to it. Users of the Signature mesh bodies will be happy to have this ink in their aresenal but for those of you with other mesh bodies it will sadly not work for you as it is exclusive to Gianni and Geralt.

West End – Bradley Shape

  • For use with LeLutka Guy bento mesh head
  • Can be modified to suit individual needs
  • Coming to Skin Fair 03/08/19

INKer – Bubo Tattoo

  • Signature Body Applier Only
  • Dark, Medium or Light Opacity
  • Coming to Skin Fair 03/08/19

I‘ve recently become a new blogger for the lock&tuft hairstore and this is my second official blog for the store. It’s truly an honor to be able to blog these hairs and also have had some input into recent ideas and names of them such as the “Stay Down” side swept hair that I am wearing for this look. There are a lot of fun color choices for you hair fanatics. The full packs are a great value and worth every single dollar spent on it (of course I mean lindens for those who might have wondered).

To put it the best way I can, I feel the look I’ve put together has a combination of edge along with sensitivity which meets up with the song of choice for this entry. Captives is a fairly recent band that I’ve discovered who only have two single songs out one of them being “Signs” which speaks to me loud and clear as I have felt quite a bit of what the lyrics are talking about.

Some days I feel the weight of anxiety as if it were a ton weighed upon my chest and a lot of times I don’t feel like I should burden anyone with it which is not a great idea but that’s one of the reasons that I have this blog. I can take pictures and write about things if I want to so that I don’t have to drag anyone else down with me on the days that I’m not my best.

Getting back to lock&tuft, it is a brand I’ve followed for some time and believe it will continue to grow and prosper and I look forward to seeing this first hand. This hair is badass and you can find it at Men Only Monthly which is only about halfway through their current February/March round.

lock&tuft – Stay Down

  • Original Mesh
  • 5 color packs available
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Exclusively at Men Only Monthly until 03/15/19

Now that I’ve just about finished my first entry for Skin Fair I feel a little bit more relieved which I was hoping to feel by the time I got to the end. From some of the items I’ve looked through I can definitely say that I’m going to really enjoy sharing them with everyone and if any of my posts help even one person to take a trip to Skin Fair then I’ll have succeeded in my mission.

On that note it is time for me to hand the baton over to the style credits and let them do their job. You know where I got the items now you can go grab them yourselves (except in the case of Skin Fair as it doesn’t open until the 08th). Get your shopping on and I’ll see you all back here soon for more cool swag and news.

 

“We’re all waiting for an answer
But we don’t see the signs
I’m hiding in the background while
They all live their lives”

POSE: Animosity – Joey

BACKDROP: Isuka – In My Head Backdrop

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Stay Down @ M.O.M.NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW
SHAPE: West End – Bradley (LeLutka Guy Shape) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Inker – Bubo Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

PANTS: Gabriel – Cotton Pants (Black)