[#510] Seeing Red AGAIN!

So lay down, the threat is real,
When his sight goes red again.
Seeing red again,
Seeing red again

Chevelle, ♫The Red

For the longest time I’ve waited for just the right circumstances to do a scene with “The Red” by Chevelle as the soundtrack and that time is finally here. Most of the time some of the ideas I’ve come up with don’t see the page for quite a long time because all the pieces in my head didn’t connect. Last night though I finally set the scene and am super happy with the results.

This is likely my final post for coverage of the July round of Pose Fair so I hope that I am going out in style. The “Male Model Series 02 Collection” from West End Poses was clearly a good choice to end with as the pose that I picked from the set to feature definitely helped define the edginess of the scene that I was creating with the help of an Alt.Rock song that 16 years old but still holds up today (maybe even better than some of the current music out there but that’s just personal opinion).

West End Poses Male Model Series 02 Collection features:

  • 5 male static bento enabled poses
  • 4 mirrored alternates (poses 2, 3, 4 and 5)
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st (Ending soon so don’t wait!)

Stray Dog skins are probably in my top five when it comes to that genre on the grid but for a while there just hasn’t been a release that I felt worked for me but I was able to happily return to them with their “Kaike” release that is brand new for the Kinky event’s July/August round. Now this is an event I don’t really shop much at because it’s very much a female oriented and more of an “adult” event and I tend to shy away from that circle. Regardless of the type of event if there’s something I can use I will shop because that’s what I do (I feel like I am a pro at it sometimes).

I didn’t have to adjust my shape all that much which was the nice thing about this as well because I’m not the best at it when it comes down to it. A friend of mine recently helped put one together for me so that I felt more like “me” in a sense and that I wasn’t just bouncing around from shape to shape (and often times skin to skin). I tend to like having a specific look for one brand of head so that when I need to switch for whatever type of scene/look I’m going for that I’ll not have to work too hard to accomplish my goal.

Stray Dog Kaike Skin features:

  • CATWA skin applier
  • Brow and Browless version HUDs
  • HUD includes freckle and kiss marks options
  • Currently @ Kinky until August 19th!

Another major piece for my look are the “Sparkle #2” eyes from Go&See, and while this is not one of the most recent releases I have previously featured the first set of this series in one of my other posts and the fact that there was an iris color that fit exactly what I needed for the look was the reason why I had to go in the direction I did. When it comes to super unique eyes for fantasy type photos it is a must to give this brand a look because I can almost guarantee there will be something useful in their lineup and not just for eyes…there are tons of female products like makeups and lashes that can help boost a look. My only wish is that perhaps an omega applier for the eyes will be added in the future. Not everyone owns a CATWA head, fortunately I do (and several at that) but for those that do not they are missing out on a really great product.

Go&See Sparkle #2 features:

  • CATWA applier HUD only
  • 10 styles of iris to choose from
  • Ready to buy at the Go&See Flagship store

There is also the little gem that is my backdrop that I’ve had tucked away in my inventory for some time that is a limited edition from FOXCITY, and sadly it is no longer available (as most of their limited items go before you can even blink so if you can even get a hold of them consider yourself lucky). The “Linear” backdrop along with using good lighting (via LUMIPro which has recently updated to its 2018 version) I was able to create a very intense red ambiance. The lights on the backdrop can be changed but with the red I didn’t have to look any further.

I did a bit of manscaping to my face and am in the process of regrowing the old whiskers so until then I am wearing the “Simple Stubble” by Modulus which as the name implies is a good little bit of bristles but not overly abundant. The package does include several versions (light and thick) and there is an Omega applier HUD to slap it on your face. It only comes in black but most people on the grid are either black or brown haired so this works well in that instance.

For a while I haven’t really found much that screams at me at Men Only Monthly and my wallet is likely happy but usually I do find things there but I hit a skid along the last month or so. The skid has ended in the form of the “Erick” hair from Vango and with the lighting and angles it doesn’t give the best representation of this long hair pulled back into a tail but I can offer up that it is a really nice style and for those of you who might have the past release at Men Only Monthly named Aaron (the long, neck length style) as it can be used in conjunction for when you want to wear your hair pulled back. It’s a great way to cross the products together style wise.

Vango Erick Hair Naturals features:

  • Naturals HUD includes 6 different tones
  • Two different variations of style included
  • Available now @ Men Only Monthly until 08/15!

My final product to talk about is the “Tom Sweater” in black by Rekt. This grunge inspired sweater has little holes at the bottom of various sizes and I feel it helps as well to emphasize the grunge type look that I have going in this scene. Going from the last two posts that were more of a reflective mourning of sorts this dials it up and hits with some straight up aggression and anger. That’s one of the things about this blog is you never know what emotion is going to be presented from one post to the next.

The sweater is only for the Signature body and only comes in black which eliminates the need for me to go through features as I feel that all the bases have been covered on it. When there are more than at least two things to point out is when I will highlight those things to help those of you who are potential consumers make an informed choice as to whether you might like go take a closer look.

You can get this item at the most recent round of ULTRA until the 11th of August so plenty of time left to take the taxi down below in the style credits but why wait?

That’s all I have for this entry but there’s always more kicking around in my head so it shouldn’t be long before there’s a new blog post on these pages. Last post I spoke of the Vista Animation’s “Gerard” male head nearing its transition from beta to final and I can happily update you that it has now been released in full form and I’ll be working to getting a steady look for it to be able to give you my thoughts on it so check on back soon or follow the page on Twitter or Facebook to get the latest updates on when new blogs are posted!

Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Vango – Erick (Naturals) ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly (07/20 – 8/15)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Sparkle #2
FACE: Stray Dog – KAIKE – TONE 02 ✦ NEW @ Kinky (07/28 – 08/19)
BEARD: Modulus (Store / MP) – Simple Stubble ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SWEATER: Rekt – Tom Sweater Black ✦ NEW @ Ultra (07/15 – 08/11)
PANTS: Mirage: NA – Saudade (FATPACK) ✦ Previously BloggedNo Longer Available

BACKDROP: FOXCITY – Linear (Limited) ✦ No Longer Available

POSE: West End Poses – Male Model Series 02 Collection ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

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[#509] Not Tonight, Not Tomorrow

I wish I can hear your voice
And don’t leave me alone in this bed
I wish I could touch you once more
And don’t leave me alone in this bed

Framing Hanley, ♫Alone In This Bed (Capeside)

Usually I don’t like to try and post back to back posts where the content is on the super serious side or that deals with loss but sometimes it can’t be helped. It also just so happened that I rediscovered a song as I was trying to figure out a soundtrack to aid the visual I came up with that you see above. I needed something that fit the “Bento Male Pillow Pose Pack” from [IsHere] Poses that is for sale right now at the Pose Fair. As I start to wind down the coverage for the event I definitely think this is been a very productive and creative time for me. I’m very grateful to be teamed up with such a great event like Pose Fair.

In the last few days I reconnected myself with a band that I really enjoyed and still enjoy listening to named Framing Hanley. The story behind how they got their name is rather touching and very honorable and if you’ve never had the opportunity to take a listen to them then definitely click the link above to listen to the song that serves as the background of this blog entry. To give you a bit of info on the band, someone very close to them that did a lot of promoting and photography for them tragically died in a car accident in 2006 and in dedication to her when getting signed to a major label they took part of her name as theirs.

A hunch of mine is that this song has a tie in to her as well but I’m not 100% certain but it would make sense. Losing someone is never an easy thing and it takes a lot to eventually come to a place where you’ve accepted it. You don’t ever forget but you come to the terms that this person is gone and depending on what kind of beliefs you have (definitely not trying to spurn a religious debate of any kind) there’s a chance you may see them again on the other side.

So getting back to the [IsHere] Poses set, I chose to work with this idea of going to sleep missing someone that’s been lost and longing to have them back again and not wanting to face the consequences of laying in the bed alone. I really feel that I captured the mood of that feeling well and the end results were better than I anticipated.

Here’s a bit more info about the pose set that I used a pose from in this scene.

[IsHere] Poses Bento Male Pillow Pose Set features:

  • 5 bento static male poses
  • Mesh pillows included for each pose
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st

[IsHere] Bento Male Pillow Pose Pack

Considering the fact that I did this shoot in just my boxers there isn’t any other clothing that I’m featuring in this post but I am wearing one of the latest hairs from Modulus which is currently a part of the Go by FaMESHed. If you’re not familiar with how that works you should definitely check out their website to get all of the details in how it works. It you want a small Cliff’s Notes version of what it’s about then let me tell you what I know.

It starts by getting a HUD at FaMESHed HQ and then you can shop at the stores currently featured for the specific month and you earn points by getting the exclusive item from those stores and once you’ve accumulated enough points you can get special items that are only available in this manner so it’s a cool way to get one of a kind items that once they are no longer available through Go, they are gone for good.

The “Benji Hair” a tuft of hair hanging down the front of the forehead going down towards the eyes and I can honestly say that you don’t see too many styles like this so to say it is unique would be very accurate. It could even be viewed as a punk rock hairstyle as I’ve seen many musicians of that genre have similar hair in the past. With each release this brand continues to get better and I know that soon they’ll be adding more female styles to their product lineup and that’s great to hear as well.

Modulus Benji Hair features:

  • 40 different hair colors to choose from (via 5 applier HUDs)
  • Fatpack option available
  • Integrated color tinting as a part of applier HUD
  • Available through August 10th as a part of Go by FaMESHed

For the second straight blog I’ve been wearing the new male bento head from Vista Animations named “Gerard”. Right now the head is in beta but a pending final release is coming soon so when that has been issued then I will certainly give more thoughts about this product as well as skins from 3rd Party designers to accompany it. First impressions though are I think the animations are superb and definitely can be a contender to the brands that are heavily favored in the market.

Keep your sights on the blog for more about Vista Animations “Gerard” in future posts!

I feel it is the appropriate time to wrap the blog up to start planning the next scene and my final coverage of July’s round of Pose Fair which the next time I will be covering it will be when it returns again in October. I certainly anticipate this next round because of this one being so enjoyable and helping me focus my creativity.

Until our paths cross again, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Benji Hair ✦ NEW for FaMESHed Go (07/15 – 08/10)
HEAD: VISTA Animations – Gerard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

BOXERS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Cold Boxer Shorts (Classic Pack) ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: [IsHere] Poses – Bento Mens Pillow Pose Pack ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#507] This Is How It Feels To Not Believe

Letting out the noise inside of me (Letting out the noise inside of me)
Every window pane is shattering (Every window pane is shattering)
Cutting up my words before I speak (Cutting up my words)
This is how it feels to not believe

Yellowcard, ♫Way Away

Lately I feel like I’ve been on a small run of creativity so I’ve been wanting to hammer out these ideas while I remember them and if some of the items that helped produce it are still in an event to promote them while they are still available at these places. This is likely one of the first times that I’ve ever blogged a backdrop as one of the main sources of inspiration for a post; most of the time it’s a pose, clothing or an accessory that helps me put an idea together.

Joplino’s “Skatecave” is definitely the photography aid for those who are big fans of action sports or just skateboarding in general. It has several different spots within its structure that still pictures can be taken or with a skateboard for that grinding/shredding action. The walls have graffiti on them which gives it a skate culture feel.

As such with a backdrop there’s not really a lot I can speak about concerning “features” like I can with clothing and accessories. It’s very cut and dry that you see what you get and it’s definitely worth your time going to The Men Jail event and seeing it for yourself and you have until the 28th of July to do that but why wait until then? Head over there now!

Pose Fair still has a good amount of life left for it’s July round as well and as a late entry, Image Essentials has released three new pose packs but I am focusing on one for the guys and it goes by the name “B-Rad” and that seems rather fitting for a skateboarding type scene wouldn’t you think? The poses are all static as well as bento capable and if you were to ask me to best describe it, I would say they are all very chill and laid back stands which is right up my alley when I don’t feel like doing anything intense that requires action.

Image Essentials B-Rad (b) Pose Set features:

  • Bento enabled (requires bento viewer to properly see)
  • 5 different static poses
  • Mirrors for each pose included
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st!

This post is rather heavy with items from The Men Jail (included the backdrop I’ve already mentioned), in fact I would say close to half of my look and outfit are items from the event; as you can see there are a lot of various items you can get at the event which is nice to have a variety. Most men’s events do have these things but there are just so few of them that you have to take what you can get.

L&E has this hair/bandana combination for sale at TMJ which I thought fit my needs exactly for what kind of look I wanted to achieve for a skater dude, the way the hair is styled reminds me of professional baseball player Bryce Harper, which reminds me of his appearance recently during the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby. It’s has the wet look to it with strands sticking up here and there and also really could be worn for maybe a summer photo working outside in the heat as well.

The headband (which is also packaged individually) has quite a few choices for designs that I almost had a hard time choosing which one I wanted to use and I looked at them all and narrowed down my choices and finally made a decision. Having options is a great thing but I don’t have to tell anyone that because it’s just one of those truths.

L&E Bandana Hair [Black] features:

  • 3 versions included
  • Standalone headband included
  • HUD to change bandana (6 different designs)
  • Available @ The Men Jail until the event closes on July 28th

Sticking with my coverage of The Men Jail, I am also wearing the R2A “Vest Shirt with Bag” (the bag itself I didn’t include in the shot) with the thought that it most definitely gives the skater vibe that I was looking for. It’s not a full sleeved shirt and it’s baggy as well which is good for movement and wouldn’t be restrictive to someone that skateboards. The bag that comes with it is comparable to a fanny pack (if you are younger and are not familiar google it now but don’t forget to come back!) I chose to omit it from the photo because I didn’t feel like it worked with the idea I had in my head but it is a cool added feature.

R2A Vest Top features:

  • Black Bun Bag included with Top (resizable)
  • HUD changes top color (18 different colors)
  • Fitted for Adam, Aesthetic, Altamura (Dante), Belleza (Jake), NX-Nardcotix (David), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Currently for sale @ The Men’s Jail until the 28th (July)

I haven’t forgotten The Men’s Department as I mentioned in one of my previous posts that there would be more items from the event featured on the site and that comes in the form of these Capri Shorts from TonkTastic, who have been making some excellent clothing items in the last year or so (including the collabs with Hermony which were fantastic). These shorts are at a length that I like but the fact that there are so many choices color and fabric wise that it caused me to choose because buying the entire collection was not an option for me at that moment so I chose to go with denim because I don’t recall having anything like it in my wardrobe.

It fit with my ideas for what I wanted to wear for the photo and all fell into place naturally. It doesn’t always work that way as many bloggers will tell you there is generally a snag in even the easiest plans which is why when putting everything together and not having any hiccups upon the shooting process.

TonkTastic Bermuda Shorts Denim features:

  • Belt included inside packack
  • HUD included offers 12 different belt color options
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male mesh bodies
  • Available now @ The Men’s Department until the 31st of July

I also have to give props to Versov for the skateboard I used as a prop, it’s from their gacha that was first released at the June 2018 edition of The Arcade. You can play the machine at their store and get all the different longboards as well as the two RARE skate shoes which I’ll eventually get around to featuring in a blog post considering I love shoes a ton (like a metric ton).

Speaking of shoes, the ones I am wearing for this look come from The Men’s jail as well and are from Dossier (whom I’ve worn in several blog posts recently). The “Slip-On Konshu” are similar to like the Vans slip-on shoes you can get out in the real world and with this release you get all of the color/styles in one release. Yes you get the entire FATPACK and the cost of them is a value. If you need some slip-ons these will do well for you and that’s definitely a bargain you can feel good about.

Dossier Slip-On Konshu features:

  • HUD includes 12 different styles to choose from
  • Unrigged Size for classic avatars
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Includes Maitreya (Lara) size for the ladies
  • Currently @ The Men Jail until July 28th so head on over!

Now that all the information I can think of about the majority of the featured products of this blog are done with I think that it would be fair to wrap this up so that I can start to plan the next scene and get it photographed by the weekend (or possibly sooner maybe). There’s still plenty of things that I’d like to show on these pages and also Men Only Monthly is coming back for the July/August round which is exciting as well.

The productivity I’ve been feeling over the last few weeks is also a pretty good one and not in a way where I feel like I’m just trying to hammer stuff out to meet a deadline. The ideas have been coming along with the help of products I’ve received from events or ones I’ve purchased on my own accord. I hope that I can keep a steady pace and as July transitions into August come in swinging heavy.

That’s all I have for now but check back soon to see what else is new out there. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: L&E – Bandana – Mesh Hair [Black] ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: R2A – VEST TOP ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
SHORTS: TonkTastic – Bermuda Shorts / Denim ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Slip-On Konshu ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)

SKATEBOARD: VERSOV – LONGBOV (VHS) ✦ Gacha
BACKDROP: Joplino – Backdrop Skatecave ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#504] Inside Out

So here we go, Here I am
Its not for me or for them
‘Cause we forgive and forget
And then we do it again

Dangerkids, ♫Inside Out

When there are so many different events with more than a handful of items I want to take home with me or sometimes in my case I might happen to be a blogger for the event and have so much to choose from because it is all so good the reality is that time wise I’m not going to be able to make posts for every single item during the event so I’ll have to pick and choose what products feature in a photo (or photos) for a blog post.

However, no matter what the show always must continue and I’ve got more coverage of Pose Fair for you! This event which is now quarterly instead of just a singular month during the year is continuing to be a juggernaut for those who are big into blogging and photography and need things to help fuel their creativeness. I can tell you that the things I’ve discovered from the event have really given me quite a bit of a boost.

X.T.C Poses has a rather nice male pose set to accompany the two female sets they have up for sale at Pose Fair, “Giovanni” is something I consider to be a good set and I knew right away what I wanted to do with it once I unpacked it. I think that overall the full frame shot I captured was exactly what I envisioned when I was putting the scene together.

X.T.C Poses Giovanni FATPACK Pose Set features:

  • 5 bento static poses (1 alternate pose for lower waist)
  • static poses and poseballs included for your convenience
  • Animation Overide poses with breathing also included
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st!

POSE FAIR! Giovanni Bento set (breathing)

It’s only been a few days now since The Men Jail paroled it’s July round to the public and there are a lot of great items at the event that I’m pretty excited about using in my photos and one of them is the [LOB] Running Shirt (which yes it is more like a tanktop but we’re not really keeping score are we?) This tank fit so perfectly with the HOLLOWAY jeans from {Cold-Ash} from my last post (which I am wearing in another denim color). With the lighting I chose to use I decided to stray away from wearing the black version of the tank and went with the gray (I would say heather gray but again who is keeping score) so the details of it could be seen more clearly.

I also like that I coordinated my outfit to have jeans and a shirt that had strategic rips in them to make them a bit similar; I thought it was a good idea to go for as well with the soundtrack of the blog as well considering that one of the themes to it is destruction. Makes the most sense to me at least where that’s concerned.

[LOB] Running Shirt FATPACK features:

  • Color changing HUD that includes 5 colors
  • Includes shoulder towel (not shown)
  • HUD for shoulder towel also has 5 color options
  • Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Available @ The Men Jail until July 28th!

In this blog I’m featuring a recent hair that was originally released at last months Man Cave but with some real world things I got a little bit behind and missed covering it while it was at the event but I really like the hair and want to make sure that those who may not have been able to get to the event while it was there have another opportunity to get it now that it has been moved to the mainstore as a release.

The “Dalton Hair” is a nice shorter side-combed style that really works as a summer cut because it’s not super long and you can easily shave the back and sides of your head (ie shaved hairbase ofc) and it will still look fantastic. For the time being I returned to darker tones of hair and can’t specifically say I have a reason why it just seems to fit at the moment and that’s the great thing about being able to change from one moment to the next is that perhaps for my next photo I can sport another color. Modulus has added several of the recent event items that have lapsed into their store and marketplace so check them out after you finish reading this blog entry (or you can always tab out and come back because I’m totally cool with that!)

Modulus Dalton Hair features:

  • Male 100% mesh hair (could be also unisex)
  • 40 different colors to choose from (5 different color packs)
  • FATPACK option available
  • Integrated color picker within hair HUD for added customization
  • Available right now at the Modulus Mainstore!

Before I get to the next thing that I’m putting a spotlight on in this blog, I’d like to take a moment to thank the creator of Paparazzi (maker of fine backdrops), Drew Sunflower. I’ve had several interactions with him over the last month or so and personally I think he’s a great person. Not that I’m trying to say that all creators aren’t but there are some that seem to go over and beyond to show appreciation to the people who blog their products that may not blog for them specifically so kudos to you for being one heck of a person. With that said it’s a good way to segue into the next and last spotlight of this blog.

Equal10 is now open for the July round and I haven’t had much of a chance to take a look at all of what’s up for sale but I did see a small handful of things that I’m going to have to take a trip there to give a closer look to. Aside from that, Paparazzi has released a really cool backdrop called “Metropolis Bridge” that really blew me away. The construction and the overall feel of this kind of put me in that sort of Bladerunner mixed in with a future possible Tokyo vibe. I really can’t get over the detail and if I don’t cut myself off I’d never stop talking about it.

Paparazzi Metropolis Bridge Backdrop features:

  • 100% Mesh with ability to resize through built in script
  • Bridge overlooking futuristic downtown city
  • Neon accents which look fantastic in certain lighting
  • Available @ equal10 until August 05th

This post also contains other items from The Men Jail but instead of talking about them now I plan to feature them in perhaps my next post where they’ll get their own coverage with a more up front view so that I can promote them properly as they should and because I feel they are good products it’s the best way for me to be able to do that.

There is also more Pose Fair for me to attack so hopefully readers stick around for that (I hope you do for sure!) as well as more from The Men Jail and I’m sure I will mix it up with other great items as well from Modulus, Native Urban, Go&See and plenty of others. I’ve also heard that Vista will be releasing their first bento male head soon which is super exciting and I definitely would love to give coverage to that upon its release.

Time for me to wrap this up and of course until our paths cross again it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Dalton Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta – Nathan (Tone 04) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BEARD: Purfect – Beard & Mustache 005 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: LOB – Running Shirt FATPACK NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Metropolis Bridge ✦ NEW @ equal10 (07/10 – 08/05)

POSE: X.T.C Poses – Giovanni ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#503] ‘Cause I’m Going To Make This Place Your Home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Phillip Phillips, ♫Home♫

The July round of Pose Fair is really stocked full of great poses and props and as a blogger I have no idea how someone as a consumer won’t be leaving that place with an inventory full of poses and props. There’s so much it is mind blowing but it’s good to have an event like this that helps anyone who works with taking virtual photos as a hobby or if they do it for business purposes.

Cuca Designs along with Illuzion have crafted a super fun set of poses and accessories for the fair that are really inspired. The Moving Day Fatpack is a set of poses that show a side of moving that you probably won’t likely see in most situations but for maybe a newly married couple or a couple moving in together for the first time the aspect of it would be enjoyable to a point. Because let’s face it anyone who has moved house or from one apartment to another knows that it can often be problematic, however, we’re in the virtual world so there is none of that going on.

Also as an accompanying piece there is the New Beginnings Backdrop (which is sold separately) but totally worth grabbing to complete the scene.

Cuca Designs & Illuzion Moving Day Pose Set (Fatpack) features:

  • Bento couple pose stand with 5 poses (keys and box props rez out upon posing)
  • 2 different box piles
  • Single box as an included bonus
  • Available @ The Pose Fair (July) until the 31st

Moving Day! Soon @ Pose Fair

When the Signature Event made its return I was not completely convinced that I’d really wear the Gianni body to warrant a visit but luckily I was convinced to going back to it for the time being because Native Urban has released a new shirt that has me excited. The Kalimba Tee is definitely worth giving more life to Gianni for me. For people who are sometimes skeptical about Fatpacks due to cost or whatever reason might deter them from it, I can tell you that any time you purchase one from Native Urban you are getting quality. I’ve been a fan of this brand long before I was chosen to be one of their bloggers and the passion the creator has for his work is easily visible.

Native Urban Kalimba Tee All Colors features:

  • HUD with texture change to 3 faces on the tee (Upper, pocket and lower)
  • Sizes for Signature Geralt and Gianni only
  • Available @ Signature Event until July 20th

Shirts like this can go with just about any pant whether it be slacks or jeans (which I prefer overall) and I was happy to receive a copy of the “HOLLOWAY” jeans by {Cold-Ash} that arrived to the July round of The Men’s Department. These jeans are very well made and so much so that the way the rip on the knee doesn’t cause any issues with your body poking through in the wrong spots, that’s how you know that time was taken into getting these fitted right for the mesh bodies they include jeans for in the package. I also like that they offer with each size two versions (straight leg and rolled up cuff) depending on what style shoe you may have on this is a plus.

{Cold-Ash} HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans:

  • HUD includes ability to change denim and belt leather color (6 choices each)
  • Straight leg and rolled cuff included
  • Sizes included Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP male bodies
  • Available @ The Men’s Department until the 31st of July

As you can see Brena is making another appearance here and most of her is her usual besides the new July VIP group gift from TRUTH, which is a pretty cool updo that has plenty of style options including a ring of daisies around the bun. It’s a cute style and I’m sure those of you who are VIP’s have already made sure to get it already but for those of you who aren’t VIP’s of TRUTH what’s the holdup? A full pack of hair every month for a one time fee of $350L is not very much of a cost when you look at what you’re getting.

Before I wrap this post up I’m going to let everyone know that The Men Jail event has officially opened today so you’ll be seeing more items in my posts coming from that event to show you some of the parity the event has. I’m looking forward to also featuring more items from the Pose Fair which is now been going strong for a week.

I can’t wait to get back to the drawing board to figure out what I’m going to do next, so I shall leave you with the credits below and until the next post which is when our paths will cross again (unless I run into some of you on the grid) until that time,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic – Narcotic ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Kalimba Tee – All Colors ✦ NEW @ Signature Event (07/01 – 07/20)
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} (Store / MP) HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

BOX: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – Box Pile 2 ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)
BACKDROP: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – New Beginnings Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)


HAIR: TRUTH – Gwen ✦ NEW (July VIP Gift)
HEAD: CATWA – Lona v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Tina ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Stories&Co. – Signature Tube Top – Peach / FLF (07/06)
SHORTS: A.N.E. – High Waisted Shorts – Classic 4pack / FLF (07/06)


POSE: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – Moving Day ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#502] Fourth Of July

It was the Fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom, too
It was the Fourth of July
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you
But I guess you never know
May the bridges I have burned light my way back home
On the Fourth of July

Fall Out Boy, ♫Fourth Of July

As I sit down to write out this blog most people might have a sparkler in their hand and or a beverage of their choice celebrating America’s day of independence. It has a lot of meaning and also different meanings to people here in the US and beyond the parties and family get together’s, it means that we are a free country but with that freedom our nation has paid many prices for that. So before I get into the rest of this posting, I’d like to thank all the people that have served our country past, present, or in the near future and also to the families of those whose loved ones lost their lives defending all the beliefs we stand upon. Being able to live without complete fear or terror is something that none of us should ever take for granted.

Now that I am done with the super serious part of this post I can get into the actual blog itself and the scene I shot. The other day I was talking with one of my longtime friends and they suggested that I do a photo around this time using the song “Fourth Of July” by Fall Out Boy for a soundtrack. I couldn’t quite remember the song so I went back and listened to it and some ideas came through my head as to how I could do it and going through some of my event items and other purchases I pulled together a cool scene that I was able to do right in my own home without having to go find a location.

While I am hitting the Pose Fair super hard right now I am featuring another gacha set but this time from [Phantom Animations] whose items I have blogged in the past from a different event. The set is called “Just A Selfie” and as the name implies offers poses which include a phone as if you are taking or looking at photos on it; I was able to use the pose without having to adjust my shape for it which is sometimes necessary.

[Phantom Animations] Just A Selfie features:

  • 10 poses (8 common, 1 RARE, 1 Ultra RARE)
  • 5 male poses (1 RARE)
  • 4 female poses
  • 1 couples pose (Ultra RARE)
  • 2 different cell phone props included for use
  • Currently available at the Pose Fair until July 31st

Also here is the Gacha key for those of you who are interested in the rest of the set!

Phantom Animations - Just A Selfie Gacha Pose Fair July 2018

The Men Jail is set to open in just 4 days (on the 8th) and I’m already diving into the products that have come through to event bloggers. For this scene I picked out the “[Sweatband Set] MVP” by PBM (aka Pee Bee McMillan) as I was still wearing the Gianni body and this product was only fitted for Signature products it made the most sense to me and helped me put together a sporty type look.

PBM [Sweatband Set] MVP features:

  • Left and Right Armbands
  • Left and Right Wristbands
  • Plain and MVP designs
  • Color change HUD (10 colors)
  • Fits Signature Geralt and Gianni
  • Available at The Men Jail starting July 8th

Modulus has been known in the past for their clothing and skins and facial hairs, known more now for their cool hair and accessories…they are now trying their hand at something different. It was something the people asked for and they responded and have finally released body hair as a part of “What Men Want”. I figured I would try this out as most avi’s that go shirtless are usually waxed and do not have hair whatsoever. Putting this on made me feel a bit more like a normal guy instead of a magazine model.

It never surprises me when Chucky Hollak tries something new because I know that when he does that he’s going to ace it and it only makes me wonder what is next for him and the Modulus brand. You just never know what you might see hitting event shelves or his main store shelves.

Modulus Body Hair Set 1 features:

  • Black/Brown or Tintable options
  • Regular or Heavy versions
  • Omega appliers for both Belleza and Signature bodies

During one of my stops to Hipster Men’s Event I couldn’t leave without purchasing one of the latest sneaker products from Dossier. I remember them before from their mesh beard days and it’s nice to see the brand branch out and try something different and even though I have similar pairs of shoes like these from other stores it still wouldn’t stop me because it’s sold completely as a FATPACK and also it has color options that my other shoes do not have. Everyone likes to think that only gals have shoe addictions well this fella does as well!

Dossier Sneakers Virtuous features:

  • Fatpack includes Texture HUD
  • 12 colors (6 plain, 6 pattern)
  • Belleza (Jake)
  • Signature (Geralt and Gianni)
  • Maitreya for the ladies
  • Unrigged for classic avatars

The Men’s Department opens it’s doors for the July round tomorrow and I was able to get my hands one on of the items from the event to aid in my look. As you can probably tell over the many blogs I’ve posted that I’m very big into having facial hair and without guessing an exact number I would say a good third or more of the posts on this site feature me having it as a part of my look. Birth is releasing a stubble called “Bristly Beard” and I am a big fan of it already from the moment I looked at my face and I have a feeling that this item will do well for guys that like just a bit of facial hair without having a lumberjack beard so this is definitely for that kind of person.

Birth Bristle Beard features:

  • Catwa and Omega HUD appliers
  • White/Tintable, Black, Blonde, Brown and Red tones

Hopefully now that all the fireworks are done I can go and relax and recharge my batteries so I can start fresh and get to work my look and flesh out ideas for my next blog post. I’m definitely also going to take a trip to The Men’s Department and get a better look at all the new items for sale at the event and see what ends up coming home with me. I hope everyone has had a great Independence Day as well as stayed cool and safe. That is all I have for this one but until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…


HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ NEW for What Men Want

WRIST/ARM BANDS: PBM – [Sweatband Set] MVP ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (Coming 07/08)
SHORTS: ExalteD – Sports Shorts ✦ Previously Blogged
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

POSE: Phantom Animations – Just A Selfie (Gacha) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#501] Way Down In Kokomo

Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go to get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Beach Boys, ♫Kocomo♫

While it might be nice to take a tropical vacation somewhere in reality, the best thing I can do is achieve that in the virtual world without spending nearly as much money and not have to worry about getting on a plane since that would probably be a fun task (much akin to Mr. T’s character in the A-Team). There’s a lot to cover in the next couple weeks so by the time I am finished I just may find my way back to the beach for a little bit of deserved R&R.

Pose Fair is back for it’s July round and let me tell you that when I start seeing poses come in I get pretty excited to see what kind of things I can do with the creations that the talented pose makers and their brands have created for the event. I’m starting out with a gacha pose set from Ardent Poses and one of the things that I do different is that I blog common items because sure RARES are the thing that everyone wants but in my mind is they are harder to get most times and by featuring one that might be easier to obtain it might give someone an idea for a photo of their own.

Here is the key for all the poses/props included in the Ardent Poses – Summer Photobooth Gacha

ArdentPoses - Summer Photobooth Gacha

Modulus has released a hat/hair combination that I felt was perfect for this scene because it really goes well with the rest of what I picked for my “vacation” outfit. “Ben” is what I would consider a pork-pie hat that has a row of locks peaking out from under it and for this entry I used the Monochromes version which deviates from my usage of the browns but back when I started blogging my hair was always black so this is a bit of a call back to those times. This item is available right now at the equal10 event until the 5th of July so time is coming fast for you to be able to grab this before the event ends and it is moved to the mainstore location.

Pose Fair runs until the end of the month so you have until the 31st of July to find all the things you might need for your blogging or photography needs.

Modulus – Ben Hair features:

  • 40 hair colors to choose from (via 5 color HUDs)
  • 5 different hat textures (included in texture HUD)
  • Resizable
  • Integrated tinting in HUD for added customization
  • Available @ Equal10 until July 5th

Recently I learned that the Signature Event was back after a long break and it’s been a while since I really bothered with buying clothes for the body but considering when you look at the money involved in purchasing something such as a body I definitely want to make the most of it so it doesn’t feel like I’ve wasted funds on something that I rarely use.

With that said I went to the event hoping to find something to go along with the Chuck Size “Benjamin” shorts that I’ve featured in other posts. My thoughts were leaning towards a Hawaiian type shirt and wouldn’t you know that the moment I walked in there staring me in the face was a dual shirt combo (the outer shirt was a tropical type design and the inner was a tanktop). Shopping trips like this are the best when you can find something right away and get back home to put it on and get to work. At this point my outfit was complete as I intended to do an above the knee shot which wouldn’t require footwear and also I would be on a beach (no shoes, no problem!)

HEVO – Revere Floral (TEAL) features:

  • Includes HUD to change inside shirt (11 colors)
  • Sizes for both Signature Geralt and Gianni bodies
  • Available @ The Signature Event until July 20th

With so many new products and events coming there will be plenty for me to do this month so check back to see what else is new on the grid; The Men Jail is also fast approaching so there will be some fun stuff from that event as well as The Men’s Department which is always a fave of mine. Until our paths cross once again take a peak at the credits and also take a trip to Splash Beach where I shot this photo and have a beach day of your own!

Onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Splash Beach


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Ben Hair ✦ NEW @ equal10 (06/1007/05)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Hevo – Revere Floral – Teal ✦ NEW @ Signature Event (07/0107/20)
SHORTS: Chuck Size – Benjamin Shorts ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Ardent Poses – Summer Photobooth Gacha – Coconut Drinks (Male) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/0107/31)