[#647] Control

 

I love the way you look at me
I love the way you smack my ass
I love the dirty things you do
I have control of you

Puddle Of Mudd, ♫Control♫

 

This entry was not a planned one but came about through an idea Brenna had tucked away in her head. This initially was meant to be just her scene to do with what she wanted but once the question of “Are you taking any photos?” came about that was pretty much it. I took a few photos and after playing around; then showing her what I’d come up with I was encouraged to make it into a blog and also to step outside my normal photography archetype.

Needless to say this was Brenna’s idea so I can’t lay any claim to it but I think it turned out really well. She also has a version of this as well on her blog which you can find HERE (and even if she’s not nearly as dedicated to blogging as I am which I find nothing wrong with…she has great vision and creativity). It helps that she encourages me not only with regular photos but ones like this that are a challenge because it is not traditionally my style.

It should also be noted that this is probably one of the first blogs that doesn’t really feature anything from the brands I blog for. I’ve come to the realization that I should be able to do blogs without always focusing on certain things and doing this or that for the fun of it (also helps with keeping the creative process flowing for those posts too). Brenna though did provide the decor including the new bondage rack from Backbone that is at Kinky (I felt compelled to at least throw that in!)

 

Chemistry is you touching my mind and it setting my body on fire.
Rachel Wolchin

 

RACK: Backbone – Bondage Rack @ KinkyNEW
CHAIR: Acorn – Black Chesterfield Chair
TABLE: Nutmeg – Vintage Small Table
WHISKEY: Apple Fall -Whiskey Dispenser

POSE: Extra – Your Owner

My Look

HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02)

SHIRT: BlankLine – Damage T Pants (FAT)

Brenna’s Look

HAIR: DOUX – Lisa @ ACCESS EventNEW
HEAD: Genus Project – Baby Face
FACE: theSkinnery – Dirce
BODY: Maitreya – Lara 4.1

OUTFIT: Vanilla Bae – Nina Set RARE ✦ Gacha

 

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[#646] It’s All A Mystery

 

I thought I was smart, I thought I was right
I thought it better not to fight
I thought there was a virtue in always being cool

The Flaming Lips, ♫Fight Test♫

 

As I begin to write this I find myself thinking about the slight difference the scene for this blog as it relates to my previous body of work. I definitely tried to make sure that I got a bit more color involved as well as have shadows playing about my face as well. Throw in the expression on my face as a part of a candy bar hangs from my mouth.

The scene also begs to ask the question of what am I looking at that cannot be seen? Is it a person or is it one of the weird cats that hang out in the apartment doing something…or am I just in the throws of a natural high after playing the Starman arcade game and getting a personal high score? Those are but a few to contemplate as I encourage you to listen to the soundtrack for this post. It’s a pretty funky tune and also the first time that I’ve used The Flaming Lips for this blog.

Lately I’ve learned to adjust myself with taking more close-up photos which help with showing hairstyles such as “Ron” by Lock&Tuft. This style is similar to the Dallas hair (it’s less wispy at the top) and good for summer with a nice shaved back and sides to not only look good but be comfortable as well. In the real world I can’t really stand to have my hair very long (as I’ve gotten older it’s become more and more) but this type of style would certainly work for me.

Lock&Tuft – Ron

  • Original mesh
  • Resize menu upon click
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • Fatpack option also available
  • Currently exclusive to the equal10 event until 07/05

I‘ve noticed that for a time (not as much recently) there was slight backlash over stores creating edible props like the “Twerx Bar” by Junk Food (which is fashioned after Twix obviously). These kinds of props I think are fun and I’m glad for stores like Junk Food to be able to bring us facsimile’s of some of the world’s most favorite stuff to eat whether it be chips or even alcoholic staples. Sure they closely resemble these brands but they are not copying exactly an intellectual property which would be against the TOS by Linden Labs. I’m not looking to spark a debate or get into some kind of verbal war with anyone who disagrees with my view because I believe that it helps enhance our scenes.

I’m also still very enamored by the “Tom” skin from Sessions Skins and I feel like it will be a long time (even after a new male face from them is released) that I change how I look for more than just a photo. This feels a lot like how I see my virtual self and I know I’ve seen a lot of people that have purchased it because of who the face is based on (Tom Ellis the actor who portrays the title character on the Netflix show, Lucifer). I have never really seen the show other than bits and pieces so it’s not me jumping on a bandwagon, I think he has a charming look to him and as a blogger and even for every day use, the style suits me.

As a final note, I really like the “Damage T” from BlankLine that is currently at TMD for another few days. Clothing that has the worn look (and not brand new off the rack) tends to excite me because it doesn’t look like I just got home from the store and put it on. It has character and things with character I’m very good with and also on the plus side getting the fatpack (which is a super huge value) gives you the added shorts for a complete outfit. Look for me to probably do a scene where you can see the whole thing probably in the near future.

Hopefully I’ll be getting on a more regular schedule again with blogging soon as there’s plenty of things I have ideas for just have to get there!

 

I’m the guy on the corner that is slightly peculiar but fun and funky.
Jidenna

 

GAME: Seven Emporium – Starman Arcade Machine

POSE: Animosity – Joey

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Ron @ equal10NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02)
BEARD: LeLutka – Lumber My Jack

CANDY: Junk Food – Twerx Bar (Mouth) @ equal10NEW
SHIRT: BlankLine – Damage T (Short Sleeves / FAT) @ TMDNEW

 

[#645] Wanted Dead Or Alive

 

And I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back
I play for keeps, ’cause I might not make it back
I’ve been everywhere, and still I’m standing tall
I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all

Bon Jovi, ♫Wanted (Dead Or Alive)♫

 

Short breaks after doing big events are always welcome and while it’s only been about four days since my final Vintage Fair post (I intended to stretch my blogging vacay to a week). I stopped early because of the newest hair by lock&tuft that inspired me to get out and shoot a scene that I consider a little different than my usual. I think it turned out really well otherwise I’d still be on vacation until I was able to set up a better picture.

I did however during my small hiatus stand in for Lucky for one his his most recent blogs (even though when I did a shout out to him not long ago it wasn’t what I had in mind haha).

Second Pride is an event put together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community as well as supporters. Many of the grids well known stores have items at this event to show how much the message of “love is love” means to them. One such item that is at the event is the “Jessie” hat/hair combination by lock&tuft. There were plenty of ideas that came to my head when this item was brought to my attention but I wanted to honor it in the most simple of ways and get as close as I could without being too obnoxious for detail purposes. I’m not huge into super duper close-ups which is hard to avoid when you want to show specific things which means I need to adapt and get better at it right?

The hat also comes separate if you decide to wear it with another l&t hairstyle or with just a hairbase too but I definitely enjoy the style with the long hair pulled up in the back with the long bangs hanging down from each side.

lock&tuft – Jessie Hat/Hair

  • Original mesh
  • 5 different color HUDs (individual HUD to recolor hat)
  • FatPack also available
  • Standalone hat included
  • Exclusive to Second Pride until 06/23

 

A true cowboy knows love, pain and shame but never cares about fame.
Unknown

 

LOCATION: Motorheadz Cafe

POSE/PROP: Kokolores Poses – Casual Smoking Pose Pack #1

HAT/HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Jessie @ Second Pride ✦ NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02)

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – COLSON Henley Shirt (Classic Pack)

 

[#640] TV Dinners

 

TV dinners I’m feelin’ kinda rough
TV dinners this one’s kinda tough
I like the enchiladas and the teriaki too
I even like the chicken if…. the sauce is not too blue.

ZZ Top, ♫TV Dinners♫

 

I couldn’t resist doing this blog the moment I found out that Larnia created a TV Dinner decor item for Vintage Fair. These things were well utilized in my childhood and while they were likely pretty bad for you (and the ones today are very full of sodium as well) it was almost always on the menu whenever my folks had to go somewhere and had to make sure that my brother and I were fed.

Seeing this product was a bit of a nostalgia moment for me so I couldn’t resist using it as part of my scene to claim one of my item slots in the post. It’s pretty well detailed and also available at the event as exclusives are tv tray to place said dinner on and and old time television. Along with the TV Dinner is the Deep Static “Alvy Eyeglasses” which can be worn as regular reading glasses or as sunglasses whichever the choice might be all with scripted color change lenses and frames.

From my goodies I picked up at this current round of Men Only Monthly, is the “Baseball Shirts” by BlankLine. I’m a jersey kind of guy so that one was a must as a fatpack I mean there was no way around that and I’m considering going back for the Exalted one too because it’s pretty awesome too.

 

Now I know what a TV Dinner feels like.
John McClane, “Die Hard”

 

TV DINNER: Larnia – Retro TV Dinner (Chicken) @ Vintage FairNEW

HAIR: Vango. – Bradley (Naturals)
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

GLASSES: Deep Static – Alvy Eyeglasses @ Vintage FairNEW
JERSEY: BlankLine – Baseball Shirt – FATPACK @ Men Only MonthlyNEW

 

[#639] The Heat

 

I’m a desert, you’re an ocean
It’s your motion that I need
But without you I am broken
Left to thirst out in the heat

The Score, ♫The Heat♫

 

Oh man is this blog a scorcher! I felt compelled to do something related to the heat (it hasn’t quite reached here in a major capacity but it’s going to soon I have a feeling). I’m rolling right along with the Vintage Fair finding some of the coolest items to share with you that maybe others might not but there are plenty of bloggers on the VF team that are killing it daily so it’s possible they have. I at least get to put my spin on things (as I feel my style is much different from a lot of bloggers).

I challenged myself with this scene by not wearing as much clothing as I normally do. I have tried doing this a little more regularly but for some reason and I’m going to say this until I’m blue in the face that it’s easier to shoot a photo wearing a lot less than it is to put an outfit together that can help tell a story. It’s not something I’m looking to cause waves with as I’m sure some artists don’t agree and they are entitled to that…just the way I feel really.

Sparrow provides my cooling down attire in the form of the “Tom” Shirt and Underpants which you can get individually or as a fatpack with many colors to find the best coordination. I played around a lot with different colors but went mostly basic with my style and fit the rest of the setting to not make it distracting. The amount of colors you get with the HUD (in the fatpack) will give you a lot to work with if this is your style for the evenings when you’re doing nothing.

This is going to be a shocker but this post features some decor (I know!!!). When you see decor items featured here that is unusual but I really like this “Pop Art Time – Bowl Armchair” by Insurrektion. The style is completely vintage and retro (something that I do enjoy obviously) and much like the fashion part of this entry has quite a bit of customization options. It can be changed by section or by an overall theme so it you want to mix and match go right ahead but if you just want a uniform look do it by theme. The chair comes in both PG and Adult options (sold separately) as well as a decor pack which consists of a stacked version of the chair and cushion that can be placed anywhere.

 

Beyond the canopy of my embrace, you shall feel the blistering heat of the Desert.
Harry Fulgencio

 

CHAIR: Insurrektion – Pop Art Time – Bowl Armchair @ Vintage FairNEW
FAN: 22769 – Old Fan
TABLE: Cheeky Pea – Celebutante Table

HAIR: Exile – Judd ✦ Old Gift / Not Available
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

SHIRT: Sparrow – Tommy Shirt (FATPACK VERSION) @ Vintage FairNEW
UNDERPANTS: Sparrow – Tommy Underpants (FATPACK VERSION) @ Vintage FairNEW

 

[#638] Leader Of The Pack

 

She was so small
As she kissed me goodbye,
Her tears were beginning to show
And as she drove away on that rainy night
I begged her to go slow
If she heard I’ll never know

Twisted Sister, ♫Leader Of The Pack♫

 

I‘ve been thinking (which is dangerous most times) that Vintage Fair is a celebration of past fashion, furniture, styles and appearance. When I began to put this scene together I came up with the theme song for the post very quickly. While the original recording itself is vintage I decided to go a little closer to a cover version of “Leader Of The Pack” that is in my time frame. Twisted Sister’s version is certainly a classic in its own right and truly how often do I have a glam rock/metal bands to support my blogs?

I based the scene on the “50’s Diner” backdrop from Hopscotch as well as adding my own personal Jukebox from Standby Inc. (who sadly I have found is no longer creating new items…RIP). The backdrop comes furnished with really cool details (table, condiments, napkin holder and neon sign just to name a few). I like the addition of the scenescape of a street outside the diner if you’re taking pics from the inside but it’s also nice that you can snap them from the outside looking in as well for a variety of ways to style your scene.

Completing the scene I am making use of the SVP “Bamwen (Male)” pose pack which includes a seated one that allowed me to seat myself on the edge of the booth, allowing me to assume the role of a pretty cool biker dude. After saying that last bit I gave myself a laugh but I’m going to keep it in instead of redacting it because it may make someone reading laugh too.

I’m also going to include the vendors for the backdrop for added features as well as the poses to show the rest of the pack that isn’t visible here. Other key items from the scene is the “Tom” skin by Sessions Skins, the “Kojima Jeans” by Deadwool, “Godfrey Hair” by Modulus and “The High Line Biker Jacket” by Tori Torricelli.

 

 

There’s something about America’s sweetheart and America’s bad boy. That juxtaposition is what everyone desires.
Machine Gun Kelly

 

POSE: SVP – Bamwen Pack (Male) @ Vintage FairNEW

BACKDROP: Hopscotch – Backdrop 50’s Diner @ Vintage FairNEW
JUKEBOX: Standby Inc. – Retro Jukebox (Dark Yellow) ✦ No Longer Available

HAIR: Modulus – Godfrey
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

JACKET: Tori Torricelli – The High Line Biker Jacket
JEANS: Deadwool – Kojima Jeans
SHOES: SEMLLER – Canvas Low Tops

 

[#637] Hey Look Ma, I Made It!

 

Hey look Ma, I made it
Everything’s comin’ up aces, aces
And if it’s a dream, don’t wake me, don’t wake me
I said hey look Ma, I made it

Panic! At The Disco, ♫Hey Look Ma, I Made It♫

 

Now that we’ve arrived at the official opening of the Vintage Fair some of you may have already been able to visit and check out the many high quality stores and products that can be found there. Another thing that I can add is that the sim is spectacular and amazingly done; I can’t say enough about it. The one thing I will say is that this week during VF I’ll be writing a little less than normal because it takes a bit more out of me when the posts require more so for those who enjoy the thoughts I have don’t worry they aren’t going away entirely.

I’m going to make a quick note that the skin I am wearing on this blog designated “Tom” from Session Skins is going to be my favorite for a long time to come; I definitely feel that the look I’ve got going on here is the most I have felt like myself in a great while so definitely great work by Angi on this. Totally gets a two thumbs up and five stars from me.

Also taking part at the fair is [BMS] who have the “Marble Sculpture Fountain // Table” and normally I’m not a decor guy but I really thought that this water fountain which has actual running water motion and sounds makes it about as realistic as you can get and a for all of you that are all about your decor, this would make a cool addition to your home.

Session Skins – Tom (Tone 02)

  • Two different facial maps
  • Brow and No Brow option
  • Eyebrow scar option
  • Mole option
  • Darke Eyes (Guyliner) option
  • Exclusive currently at Vintage Fair ’19 until June 16th

[BMS] Marble Sculpture Fountain // Table

  • Original mesh
  • Highly details
  • Running water & sound effects for realism factor
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair ’19 through June 16th

To give myself more of an added look I styled my hair with the “Dallas” hair by Lock&Tuft. To me it has that vintage look and appeal and a style that many people likely work before my time even (and I’ve been around for a while). Teaming it up with a good hairbase (Stealthic) and I was all sorts of handsome and as strange as it is to admit it…I admired myself for a few moments before I started getting to work.

Topping it off are the two items from Lapointe & Bastchild. Being a part of this brands blogger team has been one of the best things to happen blogging wise in the last 6-8 months. I’ve found that when I put together looks with their items it all clicks fairly easily for me. TMD is lucky to have on its shelves the “Gage 3pc Check Suit” which is an updated version of Gage but with checkered patterns that screamed out vintage to me. When I put it on and found the right pattern I was in the immortal words of Ric Flair “stylin’ and profilin'”.

There is nothing that compliments a suit better than a great pair of oxfords which for me come in the form of the “Edge Oxford Dress Shoes”. To go with the suit pattern I chose, I actually picked a brown leather which is something I rarely ever do because I’m just solely all about black as it’s my base color.

Both of these products are super customizable and well worth investing in if you’re a fan of patterned suits (which is a great alternative to the usual basic colors but not that there’s anything wrong with those).

Lapointe & Bastchild – Gage 3pc Check Suit (FATPACK)

  • Original mesh
  • Closed and open jacket styles
  • Pants have a belt/no belt option
  • HUD contains 9 jacket, waistcoat and slack patterns and 7 shirt options
  • HUD also has 5 tie, 6 pocket square and 5 belt metal/7 leather options
  • Compatible with Classic Avatars, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Exclusive to The Men’s Department (TMD) through June 30th

Lapointe & Bastchild – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes (FATPACK)

  • Original mesh
  • HUD has 13 shoe leather colors, 5 lace colors and 19 sock color options
  • Compatible with Classic Avatars (Fit and Unrigged), Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Available right now at Lapointe & Bastchild

As I promised, once I received the final landmarks and maps for Vintage Fair I would post them not only in my initial VF blog but also in what would be this entry. Also in this information I’ll be giving you the Demo area landmarks as well for you to be able to check out things easier as well.

Pertinent Vintage Fair 2019 Info:

 

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Colin R. Davis

 

POSE: HCXII – Borgore 1-5

CHAIR: Trompe Loeil – Paxton Chair
TABLE: ARIA – Aidan Silhouette Side Table
FOUNTAIN: BMS – Marble Sculpture Fountain // Table @ Vintage FairNEW

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Dallas @ City Lights EventNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

SUIT: Lapointe & Bastchild (Store / MP) – Gage 3pc Check Suit @ TMDNEW
SHOES: Lapointe & Bastchild (Store / MP) – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes