[#678] Whatta Man

 

To let it get me involved in that he said/she said crowd
I know that ain’t nobody perfect, I give props to those who deserve it
And believe me y’all, he’s worth it
So here’s to the future cuz we got through the past
I finally found somebody that can make me laugh

Whatta Man, ♫Salt n Pepa♫

 

Brace yourselves because this entry is packed with a lot of information that I think is worthy of being read. I’ll try to keep everything short and sweet so that I don’t bore anyone but if the need to jump down to the credits is where you’re heading friendly reader then I’m glad you came to visit anyway. The Pose Fair is now underway and I’ve been enjoying trying to pick and choose the sets I want to work with (it’s not as easy as it seems). At the end of this week, the Skin Fair begins which will keep me pretty busy but these are the challenges I have fun with. As long as I feel in my mind I can do it then the sky is the limit for me.

To be able to show off the upcoming skin release by Birth (which I’ll get to here in momentarily) I thought that it would be best to go with a pose set that depicts working out. SVP’s “Strong” pose pack is just right with 6 different poses that very from push-ups to sit-ups and everything in between. Needless to say, it makes my pixels look super toned and sharp.

Birth will be releasing their “Evan” skin this coming Friday when the Skin Fair opens. It will have both CATWA head appliers as well as Bakes On Mesh versions as well in 9 different tones. Of course, as I have done with previous years of Skin Fair I am including a skin tone key to show you all of the tones available for this (body appliers are sold separately of course). Included for the BOM crowd are several tintable beards, eyebrows, and hairbases (Black, Blonde, Brown, Red and White/Tintable) on tattoo layers.

I would also be crazy not to mention that Signature is holding a giveaway at Skin Fair. Crazy right? 100 body packs will be given out at the event (50 Alice and 50 Geralt) to lucky winners who touch the Signature Kiosk on one of the Skin Fair sims. It is only one entry per avatar so pick wisely because if you win you are only going to get just one of the bodies. If you’ve always wanted to try out one of these but haven’t quite gotten there yet? Now it will be your chance to earn one free. I’ve been using Geralt for almost a week now and just like any mesh body, it has its pros and cons but I have managed to take some great pictures with it. I think I will keep going with it for the duration of the Fair and probably for a good while after just because I’ve used Gianni so much it deserves some rest.

There is just so much excitement throughout March that it is going to be hard not to contain myself. Keep an eye out on the site as plenty more fun and exciting things are in store.

 

 

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
Plutarch

 

BACKDROP: Come Soon Poses – The Gym 02

POSE: SVP – Strong Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Stealthic – Atlas
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel
SKIN: Birth – Evan (Tone 2) @ Skin Fair ✦ NEW (Coming Soon)
BODY: Signature – Geralt v1.5

SHORTS: Kalback – Sweat Shorts M4 (Pattern 5)
SHOES: L&B Swear (Store/ MP) – Old School Low Tops

 

[#613] We Leave Our Pieces On The Ground

 

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling

Rob Thomas, ♫Pieces♫

 

Today is the final day for Skin Fair 2019 and thus is my last post for the event and through the last two odd weeks I’ve spread across this site items for both male and female alike. This last one is one more for the ladies and I really have to say that I’m a huge fan of the LeLutka “Korina” head as a counterpart to the “Guy” head I wear normally. As a part of the fair I have learned an extra bit of versatility that I can carry on with me now through my creative portfolio.

Some of the items may be exclusive to the Fair so if you have not taken a look at the shopping guide, I suggest you take a look to see what interests you as at the end of the day they may be gone for good.

As far as female skin creators go I am not as well versed as I am with male skins. I know mostly of Glam Affair, Session Skins, Clef de Peau (as I have several male skins from the previous two stores), Insol, Not Found and a couple others but through the fair I’ve been introduced to several more stores such as MILA, whom I am wearing the “Aida” skin in the Fair Tone.

I think this skin is very nicely done and the body skin options have depth to them as there is an option for curvy girls available (which I’m not going to say the name of as I personally do not care for the term). With that said, for those of you ladies that may not be familiar with MILA, from my perspective is not only a quality skin but gives you more than just a standard body choice.

The second and final item I am blogging are the “Amelie Eyes” from Cubic Cherry. This is a store that I’ve heard the name of from various events I’ve visited and shopped but have never truly used anything of before. As a fan of different kinds of eyes, I find these to be very pleasing visually and are of very high quality which is what any person who not only creates but also buyers would wish for. The colors in the pack are the usual tones that you would find in human eyes and I will say can be used for every day and not limited to fantasy looks.

In combination with the skin and eyes, I am also wearing a fun drunk/tired applier that I’ve had for a while from Go&See called “Wasted Eyebags”. It goes along with the overall theme of the photo and soundtrack in which I am basically the epitome of a hot mess.

MILA – Aida Skin

  • LeLutka Skin Applier
  • HUD contains 3 brow options (Black, Brown or Browless)
  • 6 different ones (Bronze, Fair, Honey, Ivory, Sugar and Tan)
  • Body appliers sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair !CLOSES TODAY 03/24/19!

Cubic Cherry – Amelie Eyes

  • Mesh Eyes + HUD
  • Omega HUD
  • 12 different iris colors in pack
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair !CLOSES TODAY 03/24/19!

Now that I can essential blog both women’s and men’s items it also means that I have to make sure that I choose things carefully because the cost could become great but at the same time I don’t foresee myself blogging that often so with weekly sales such as Fifty Linden Friday and The Saturday Sale with all items from both being under 100L, it shouldn’t be hard for me to find things on a very tight budget to also help with blogger packs I may receive from my stores.

This week I partook in both of those sale platforms and found a few hairs as well as some clothing including the hooded sweatshirt that I am wearing. White River Co. is definitely a knew store to me as I know most of the stores that sell clothes via either shopping with Brenna or having had the use of a female alt. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of not only the hoodie but also the boots which were a part of FLF this past week. The leggings I am wearing from them that complete an entire outfit (however, sold separately) were not in the sale but were still not cost heavy. The hoodie also has a really cool built in hair feature which can be toggled on and off (White River Co. has a partnership with Elikatira hair).

Last but not least for those of you who are in the Session Skins in-world group, you already know that we were treated to a cigarette prop for photography a day or so ago. It has a realistic smoke effect to it which I thought I would put to use along with my Reve Obscura whiskey bottle prop from their “Whiskey” pose. All these elements fit together to create a story of hitting a low point, which many of us do from time to time.

As I close out this blog, I want to give a huge shout out to Pale Girl Productions for having me be a part of their event. I’ve loved every bit of my time showcasing this event and writing about the items I’ve blogged from it. I look forward to being a part of your “Vintage Fair” event that’s coming up just a bit up the road. Hopefully I can be a part of this event next year as this was a very big deal to me as a blogger. Thank you for putting your event in my hands and deeming me capable of creating visuals and writing as an ambassador for the event.

One that note I am going to bid you all adieu for now but stick around for the credits. Until next time…see yaaaaaaaa!

 

Run away, run away if you can’t speak.

 

POSE: Secret Poses – Dreamer

BACKDROP: Minimal – Underground Backdrop 1
CIGARETTE: Session Skins – Cigarette With Smoke ✦ Group Gift

HEAD: LeLutka – KORINA v3.3 @ Skin FairNEW
EYES: Cubic Cherry – Amelie Eyes @ Skin FairNEW
EYEBAGS: Go&See – Wasted Eyebags
SKIN: MILA – Aida Skin (LeLutka) (Fair) @ Skin FairNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

HOODIE: White River Co. – Eventide Hoodie (Storm)
LEGGINGS: White River Co. – Eventide Leggings (Aubergine)

 

[#612] Material Girl

 

Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Madonna, ♫Material Girl♫

Don’t adjust your screens or monitors or think that your phone is borked. What you see is what you’re actually seeing as I’ve decided to branch out a little bit as I was given a nudge by Skin Fair to take a crack at seeing how the other half lives. So far it hasn’t been bad and it may take a bit of an adjustment from taking photos of an alt or taking a photo of someone else.

When it comes to things like skins and clothing the female market is super wide open as compared with the male market. There are also more events that specialize more in items that females would purchase so if every now and then I tap into that market because I can creatively fulfill a need then I might as well do it because I have more of an access to it as a blogger (with slight name recognition).

It was an honor to have been given a review copy of the newest addition to the LeLutka mesh head family, Korina. For it being my first official female head product, I really like the look of it and it’s very much the style that I envision of myself as a lady. One of the things I like best about LeLutka is that right out of the box you get a very detailed HUD which from the moment you run it gives you a rundown of how it works before you even get started. So for those who have never had a head from LeLutka before you are given a crash course from the word jump.

Of course the base skin is created by Aida Ewing, head honcho behind Glam Affair so this will easily gel with the skins that come with the Maitreya body for those of you who also own one of them. Likely I am not providing any new information as it relates to these things but it’s somewhat new to me so I’m reporting what I know as that is what I do.

Even though I am a fan of how “Korina” looks right out of the box, I wanted to show off the latest skin from Clef de Peau which is being sold right within the LeLutka booth at Skin Fair. “Bianca” has a really good look to her and as a someone who has enjoyed male items from Clef de Peau, I feel that the detail for the ladies is just as consistent as it is for the guys.

Also appearing at the fair is a store I’m very familiar with, Avi-Glam. I was once a part of their team as a blogger and I loved being a part of them so it’s great to be able to showcase their work by wearing the “Daydreamers Eyes”. There are four color packs to choose from and I’ve always been partial to the blue eyes, so I went with pack 3 so I could have my trademark blue eyes.

It’s taken me some time to adjust actually having female parts on this avatar but I think it won’t take me long before I take off with some ideas that I might have squirreled away for a rainy day.

LeLutka – Korina

  • Original mesh bento head
  • Fully immersive HUD
  • Starter skins from Glam Affair
  • Bento Facial Animations (looped and non-looped)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Clef de Peau – Bianca

  • For LeLutka Korina
  • 5 different skin tones to choose from
  • Body shape and eyebrow shape included
  • Body appliers sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Avi-Glam – Daydreamers Eyes

  • 4 colors in each pack
  • 4 color packs (FATPACK option available)
  • Mesh eyes
  • Applier HUDs for Catwa, Genus and Omega
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

As a part of this blog I wanted to wear something unique to go along with the occasion so direct from the On9 event is the “Persea Dress” and “Persea Boots” from Bakaboo. These items are definitely an attention getter as they are a part of the Animated line of clothing that has started to take off more and more.

The dress and boots each have a pack with 3 different animated designs but you can also get both items with all the designs in a convenient and also value priced FATPACK. Ladies, if you are interested in getting the entire outfit may as well save yourself some extra dough by getting the whole set at a reduced price. Works out best in the long run.

Bakaboo – Persea Dress and Boots

  • Original mesh
  • Three different designs for both dress and boots
  • Animated mesh
  • Dress and Boots packs sold separately (FATPACK also available)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Freya and Venus), Maitreya (Lara), SLink (Hourglass and Physique)
  • Standard sizing also included
  • Exclusive to On9 until 03/30/19

Now that I have gotten the first of who knows how many blogs with a female look out of the way, I feel like this could be a way to make me more confident about my creativity as it relates to the virtual world of Second Life. Please keep in mind readers that I will still be doing my usual thing as that is not changing, this is just another outlet for me to work with even more great brands potentially.

On that note I am going to wrap this blog up so that I can begin work on what is likely my final post for this years Skin Fair. There has been many great designers for both genders and I hope that I’ve been able to bring things to those who have found me through other bloggers or via social media. It’s always my goal to give as much information about the things I enjoy on this site.

Until the next one, enjoy your journey as best as you can. See yaaaaaaa!

 

They can beg and they can plead
But they can’t see the light, that’s right

 

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose Pack 1704

HAIR: Navy+Copper – Macaron Fatpack RARE ✦ Gatcha
HEAD: LeLutka – KORINA v3.3 @ Skin FairNEW
EYES: Avi-Glam – Daydreamer Eyes (Omega Pack 4) @ Skin FairNEW
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Bianca (Pearl) @ Skin FairNEW

DRESS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Persea Dress (Color C) @ On9NEW
BOOTS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Persea Boots (Color C) @ On9NEW

 

[#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

 

 

[#610] Coffee And Cigarettes

 

Yeah, I have friends, but they have friends,
And they have parties, and I’m so awkward.
So what do you say, just as friends, we see a movie
This weekend, alright? Okay.

Never Shout Never, ♫Coffee and Cigarettes♫

 

The weekend is almost over already and it feels almost like it just started but oh well what can you do right? I needed a day or so to recharge and am back to what I know best and that’s showing off stuff I like and telling the world what I think about it in the best way I can (even though sometimes it comes out awkward).

A week of Skin Fair 2019 has gone by with another week left (it ends on the 24th, exactly a week from today). I’ve had a blast showcasing items from the event and there is still plenty more as well as ones you might not expect to see in a post here. Yep that’s right I am going to put my spin on some Skin Fair goodies that I might not have done in the past.

Today’s blog has items from stores I’ve blogged for the fair but have released more than one exclusive. I am going to start out with another skin from Vendetta in which is for either CATWA and Omega which is different from the last skin I featured as that was for the LeLutka specifically. It is a very youthful skin for those of you who tend to want your virtual selves to look younger but I’m sure that you can give it a more seasoned look with the right facial hair.

I paired it up with the “Desmond” shape from West End, which is for the CATWA “Daniel” head; both of them combined I think make a great combination. When I am looking through things and pairing them at random I never know what the results will be but with the look I put together here it turned out to be a good mix of designers.

Vendetta – Yvan Skin

  • CATWA and Omega applier (Sold Separately)
  • Available in 3 tones (04, 05 and 06)
  • Body skins are sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

West End – Desmond Shape

  • Shape for CATWA Daniel
  • Body shape and eyebrow shape included
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Time for me to also get a bit deeper into this current round of The Men Jail which has really been chock full of things (some of which I may not even get to blog before the round ends). I’ll start though with the Zule Hair by Letituier, which is a medium length curly hair that has a slight part on the left side. I would say this style has a lot of volume to it. The style itself is not one that I’ve worn much because it is not often that designers create it.

My awesome shirt is one of the latest from Gild. Garrete killed it with the “Interval-T One Arm” shirt, which is more like a modified turtleneck in retrospect as the neck is a bit longer than your usual sweater or shirt. There is also a slanted intended slash across the middle of the chest/abdomen area as well as the right arm completely missing to give it a unique fashion look.

I love standard clothing (jeans, shirts, jackets and the like) as much as the next person but wearing creative and functional items like this is also fun too. It also allows for a bit of fresh air to come through in these blogs so that they don’t get as stale as they could with wearing the same type of clothing all the time.

Rounding out my review of TMJ items in this blog is for the pose set from Navajo. I see their pose set ads on Flickr quite often and when I saw this set come through as part of the event, I found the right setting to use it at. “Bento Static Pose Pack 11” is a set of smoking poses with two of the poses having a mirrored version (a mesh cigarette for either hand is included).

I am not a smoker personally (I was a very long time ago) but it just wasn’t really a good plan for me personally so if I can do it without harm virtually then (or in a potential role-play situation) that’s fine but I also at the same time am not promoting it. I see younger people take it up at staggering ages as compared to when I was in that age frame.

Letituier – Zule Hair

  • Original mesh
  • Resize script in hair
  • 6 different color HUDs (Sold Separately)
  • FATPACK is also available
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Gild – Interval-T One Arm

  • Original mesh
  • Black, Gray and White versions
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)

Navajo – Bento Static Pose Pack 11

  • Bento capable poses
  • 4 poses (with 2 mirrored ones)
  • Left and Right hand cigarette prop
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Today is also St. Patrick’s Day, many people all over the world (that are not likely even Irish) will celebrate by drinking copious amounts of beer to eating Corned Beef and Cabbage (which is also a tradition on this day). I myself in the real world are not Irish but my virtual heritage is so I am getting together with a few friends and just hanging out.

I hope that anyone who is out there celebrating that you stay safe and make sure you get home as well without any trouble. Many will wake up with the headache the size of a double decker bus but hit the shower get some coffee and swallow down a few aspirin and get back to it. Fun start to the week for that lot of people.

On that note I am gonna take the opportunity to wrap up this post and leave you all with the style credits. Enjoy the last remaining hours of the weekend and see you back here again for the next one…byeeeeee!

 

And I’ll hope that Saturday will be the day
When everything feels okay.

 

POSE: Navajo – Bento Static Pose Pack 11 @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Letitueir – Zule Hair @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2
SKIN: Vendetta – YVAN (Tone 04) @ Skin FairNEW
SHAPE: West End – Desmond @ Skin FairNEW

TOP: Gild – Interval-T One Arm (White) @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: Gild – Soft Leather Easy Pants (Basic)

 

[#609] Touch, Peel And Stand

 

Yes I’ve finally found a reason
I don’t need an excuse
I’ve got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse

Days Of The New, ♫Touch, Peel and Stand♫

 

Sometimes when looking through things that come through as review packs from some of the partnerships I have there are things that I usually know that there will be a few things that will likely not end up on the blog because of my comfort zone but I’ve been trying more as of late to work outside of it. This blog is visual proof of that and I am not sure how I feel about it quite yet but my initial impression is favorable.

Hitting a small stride on the naughty side, I have some items from The Men Jail that definitely fall within the category of outside of my normal stylings. I’m going to start out with the “FiDa Shorts” by Cubura. This very small shorts accentuate a certain part of the male anatomy in a very defining way especially if choosing some of the lighter colors that come in the HUD from the FATPACK.

I have to say that idealistically they are a tad snug (you’re welcome for that nugget of info).

Another thing that I don’t normally feature in my posts is decor but the “Sadistic Pleasure Rack” by Short Leash helped me come up with an overall idea for what I wanted to do with the pic which was delve into the kinky side of the world. There’s plenty of tools (not really sure if that is the right terminology but oh well don’t shoot the messenger) hanging on the rack to ideally make for an interesting night. Yes it might only be for show but it’s very detailed and would be a great addition to someone’s “play room” if you catch my drift.

Cubura – FiDa Shorts

  • Original mesh
  • 24 colors to choose (Briefs and edges)
  • 4 button metal colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and V-Tech (Maitreya) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Short Leash – Sadistic Pleasure Rack

  • Original mesh
  • Realistic kinky tools hanging upon a wall rack
  • “The Pleasure Is All Mine” adorns the top
  • Resizable item
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

From the Skin Fair I am wearing the “Vergil Skin” from Kooqla which is a store that I am vaguely familiar with but had never really tried their products before. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found with the detail of the skin as well as the range of skin tones (of what I am wearing tone 03). The body skin has just the right musculature.

In addition to that also gave myself an edgier look with the “Fade To Black Tattoo” by MooLoo Body Art. There are so many good things to say about this tattoo…such as I like the clouds and moon up by the collarbone/shoulder area as well as the portrait bust of one of my favorite authors, Edgar Allen Poe, adorned right on the back leg.

I really see wearing this tattoo on a more consistent basis in the near future which is not a usual modus operandi of mine (I do not usually wear tattoos all the time or for more than a few days). With each new release I continue to become more and more impressed by MooLoo and in my opinion the store can hang with the heavyweights like Dappa, Speakeasy and even Bolson.

Kooqla – Vergil Skin

  • Five tones (001-04 sold seprately)
  • CATWA head skin and Belleza body skin (also sold separately)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

MooLoo Body Art – Fade To Black Tattoo

  • Fresh and Faded body appliers
  • Applier HUD for the following:
  • Belleza (Female and Male)
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • SLink
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 03/24/19

There were likely a lot of song choices I could have used to be the backing but I dug into my magical bag of music knowledge and pulled out a gem from the late 90’s. This song was likely one of the only songs that trended at that time for Days Of The New but at the time it got a lot of radio airplay as I recall having heard it a lot on the weekends when I could stay up longer and listened to music before falling asleep.

I feel like it has an element to it that fits with the scheme of the blog and who knows maybe it was written for situations such as this? Music unless the writer explicitly says what it is…is open to interpretation. Whichever the case is, it works for me and I’ve now hammered out another blog that I can put to rest and leave all of you with the style credits.

Time to relax a little and get ready for the weekend I hope everyone has some great things planned and until I return with some fun new items I hope everyone takes care. Laterrrrrrrrrrrr!

 

And now I stand, and I peel for more.
Won’t you touch me touch me, I won’t let it go

 

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Male Poses – 21

HAIR: Burley – Dorian
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2
SKIN: Kooqla – Vergil (Tone 03) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: MooLoo Body Art (Store / MP) – Fade To Black @ Skin FairNEW

SHORTS: Cubura – FiDa Shorts @ The Men JailNEW

SKYBOX: llorisen – Keating Skybox
CHAIR: Violetility – Junk Armchair (Damaged)
TOOLS: Short Leash – Sadistic Pleasure Rack @ The Men JailNEW
NEON: Seven Emporium – Sinners

 

[#608] There’s A Way From Here Believe

 

And I need you
To keep me here
I’m starting over again

TRUSTcompany, ♫The Fear♫

 

Hello again! I’m back once again with some cool things that I wanted to share with the interwebs and despite the fact that I’ve been on this blogging journey so long there are still some things that I feel I lack when it comes to photography. Close-ups to me are a slight weakness because I always want to include things from the background yet it takes away from being able to showcase certain items (such as eyes or facial tattoos).

For this reason, I made sure to capture some extreme close-ups for the two items in my look that can be found at Skin Fair. I’m starting out with the “XpReSS Ur Self” facial tattoo set from Lush. This facial ink is applied to your cheek and is unisex with 23 different words/phrases to pick from. I personally chose “Fearless” as a message to myself that when it comes to creating art virtually that I’ve been around long enough that being afraid of failing is not an option and even when setbacks occur that it simply takes brushing yourself off and hitting it harder will pay off.

It is my passion and determination that has helped me achieve great goals and allowed me to work with great stores and events.

Recently I blogged one of several items from Gloom (it was a shape for the LeLutka “Guy” head). In this blog I am featuring the “Pills Collection” eyes that I find to be very excellent quality and in one of a few moments that I didn’t select to feature blue eyes. I like how the honey ones look and it fit with the rest of my visasge well.

Lush – XpReSS Ur Self Facial Tattoo

  • Unisex facial tattoo
  • 23 different words/phrases
  • Applier HUDs for Catwa, Genus, LeLutka and Omega branded heads (sold separately)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Gloom – Pills Collection

  • 7 different iris colors
  • Normal and larger pupil appliers included
  • HUDs for Catwa, Genus and LeLutka (sold separately)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

To give you a better idea of what these items look like, here’s a close-up for more detail.

Most already know by now that Catwa has released a new male head which is named “Gac” after the well known Stray Dog owner, Gac Akina. With it being brand spanking new, there haven’t been any skins created for it as of yet so I am wearing a recent male release from Session Skins “Damian”. Gac has a very strong jawline with an edgy look to it and I played just a little with the included shape and the results are appealing (at least to me).

This release dropped just right before Skin Fair opened and could have been part of the event but with the “Jade” head also coming out at the same time, us fellas lucked out to not have to fight the massive traffic of the event to get our hands on the head. I am looking forward to seeing what skin creators come up with to make this handsome face even more so.

This is about all the time I have for this post as it is short, sweet and to the point. Don’t worry though as I’m sure I will be back sooner than anticipated with more fun things that I’ve discovered. Until next time….see yaaaaaa!

 

Take me in
I’m yours again
For awhile – just like the first time

 

LOCATION: Candlewood

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Male Poses – 36

HAIRBASE: Birth – Buzzcut
HEAD: CATWA – Gac v3.2 ✦ NEW
EYES: Gloom – Pills Collection @ Skin FairNEW
SKIN: Session Skins – Damian (Tone 02)
TATTOO: LUSH – XpReSS Ur Self @ Skin FairNEW

TANKTOP: flow – SK Tank Top 03

 

[#607] We Don’t Know

 

Oh we don’t know the roads that we’re heading down
We don’t know if we’re lost, that we’ll find a way
We don’t know if we leave, will we make it home
We don’t know, there’s hope, then we’ll be okay

The Strumbellas, ♫We Don’t Know♫

 

One of the coolest things about a virtual community like Second Life is that creators really put a lot of effort into the items they make (well the ones that are legit and don’t take from other hard working people but that’s an entirely different story). Many skin makers tend to pay homage in ways to some of their favorite celebrities or pop culture icons when making face skins.

The proof of that can be seen in Birth’s latest male offering that is a Skin Fair exclusive named “Mr. Lee”. I likely don’t have to tell you who this skin is patterned after but just in case I can at least give you a hint: He is a legendary martial artist who passed away way before his prime and his son Brandon (who is in one of my favorite movies of all time) did as well in 1993 during filming of that movie.

The level of detail in this skin is remarkable as is the quality of the body applier. I would say that personally I would wear more Birth skins (as I also love their facial hairs) but their range of skin tones doesn’t cover what I feel represents me. Their skins are awesome but as an every day wear it just isn’t in the range that I’m used to, however, it is for a lot of people as I know most skin creators work when I see people out on the grid I know who created their face. Yes that sounded a lot less weird in my mind but I hope it makes sense.

This release has 7 different tones which I am also providing a skin key for so that you can see what is offered. Also keep in mind that this is a Catwa applier which I am wearing on the “Daniel” head. Each tone applier has options for eyebrows, hairbase and beard combinations with different hair tones for all three. The body appliers which are sold separately also have options for bare skin or two different options of body hair also with the same tone colors for body hair.

Also from Skin Fair is the very discreet “Infinity Tattoo” from Reviver. This is a store that is new to me so I am just learning about it as I go but I chose to wear this ink because I enjoy the message it has to it which is essentially “love forever” in the form of an infinity symbol with a feather and the word “love” on the top and bottom.

Such a great message really and it doesn’t have to even mean love for your significant other, it can be love for your parents or family or even for yourself because it all starts there. While it may be cliche to say…love truly starts with yourself and if you can’t love you then there’s no way that you can love anyone else.

Birth – Mr. Lee Skin

  • CATWA head appliers
  • 7 different skin tones (sold separately)
  • HUD includes No Eyebrows, Eyebrows, Hairbase and Beard options
  • Body skins sold seprately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair 03/24/19

Reviver – Infinity Tattoo

  • Unisex tattoo
  • Applier HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature and SLink mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair 03/24/19

With a face that looks like one of the most legendary martial artists of all time it would be ridiculous not to have hand wraps (taped hands). The “Luctator” hand wraps by L’Emporio & PL are just the thing that anyone who wants to take a photograph depicting hand to hand combat or fighting of any kind to make it more realistic. The tape is so realistic looking that you know L’Emporio took great care in making these. Truth be told I had been looking for something like this for a while but had given up looking. Seems it was the right timing and just fell into my lap.

The coolest part to me is that each version comes with 3 colors (white, dirty, and black) each with clean and bloody types so that you could take a photo before a skirmish and then take another one that would take place after with the blood stained texture. These are the kind of things that make me happy in the virtual world when it comes to accessories or clothing. It just takes the right person with a similar mind and the expertise to be able to create it and bring it to consumers like myself.

L’Emporio & PL – Luctator Hand Wraps

  • Bento compatible (Bento viewer needed for proper use)
  • 3 colors included via HUD (White, Dirty, and Black)
  • Clean and Bloody versions also included via HUD
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake 2.0), Nyramith Aesthetic and Signature Gianni mesh bodies (sold individually)
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Now that I’ve had my fun trying my hand at being a peaceful warrior, maybe I’ll wear the hand wraps again and do a follow up photo where I’ve hit the streets of some location and take down some evil doers with my fists of rage. Come to think of it many video game characters have also had their fists wrapped over the years so that could be put to use for an idea as well.

On that note I’m going to tuck this blog post in as it is also getting late where I am at and there’s plenty of things to do tomorrow. It’s looking to be a full day so my next blog entry may not be again until Wednesday with how things look. I hope that something in this blog has inspired even just one reader to take a glance at both of the events I’ve covered in this post even if not for the items I have featured.

Be well until our paths cross again grasshoppers!

 

Well I know it gets harder every single day
And I know my darkness will never go away

 

POSE: X.T.C Poses – KJ

BACKDROP: Bitter Vanilla – Aisumicha (Black)

HAIR: Stealthic – Narcotic
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2
SKIN: Birth – Mr. Lee (Tone 02) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Reviver – Infinity Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

HAND WRAPS: L’Emporio&PL – Luctator @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: etham – Shane Joggers

 

[#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

 

[#605] I Wanna Be Sedated

 

Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothin’ to do and nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

The Ramones, ♫I Wanna Be Sedated♫

 

It is that time again guys and gals for makeovers galore all in part to Skin Fair 2019! A cornucopia of new mesh heads, skins, make-ups, shapes, tattoos and accessories galore all so that you can upgrade your existing look or completely give yourself a new one. Some of us would love for that to be as easy in the real world but it doesn’t work that way unfortunately which is why it is so much fun to be able to do it virtually through the Second Life platform.

Batten down the hatches and bare with me as this post is very information heavy with quite a few pictures . This is my second post for the event (the first was pre-opening) so I have visual maps of the layout for all of you to click on and get an idea where you want to go before you even land. Just keep in mind that the first day or so will be pretty traffic heavy so if you don’t get in right this minute these items will not be going anywhere.

The event lasts until the 24th of March which gives everyone plenty of time to do their thing.

Vendetta is participating in this years fair and I am familiar with them for some of their releases from The Men Jail as well as Hipster Men’s Event. “Adrian” is one of three exclusives and has been created for LeLutka branded heads (Andrea and Guy respectively). The tones as you will see in the chart that I am going to post below are more golden in nature (think various tans). The face is mature yet still youthful and can be given a beard treatment to look a bit older if desired.

A shape is included in the package but if you are first giving this brand a try, the body skins are sold separately at their in-world location which I will also provide a taxi for you in the style portion of the blog; if you are curious as to which tone that I am wearing I can tell you that I have on Tone 4.

Vendetta – Adrian Skin

  • Created for LeLutka brand heads
  • Shape included
  • 3 tones to choose from (04-05-06)
  • Body appliers sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

For someone who has an affinity for body ink, Skin Fair is going to be a treasure trove for me with many designers releasing tattoos as part of their exclusives or if they are only tat creators then all of their exclusives will be body modifications. Carol G., one of the fair’s proud sponsors has released this nifty (yes I’m old school so I can say stuff like that) tattoo called “Insight”.

It comes in two versions (Black+White and Color) with 4 different pigments (Dark to Light). Looking at this tattoo closely you’ll be able to make out some familiar icons from pop culture fame (Hint: look on the back!)  This is my first go round with Carol G. even though I am familiar with the name through various events but that is one of the great things about being a blogger for an event is that you can sample stores you may not have considered before.

I’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on the releases from this store, highly impressed with this tattoo for sure. This is one I’d recommend so now you know!

Carol G. – Insight Tattoo

  • Applier HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, SLink and TMP mesh bodies
  • Two versions (Black+White and Color / Sold separately)
  • 4 different pigments in HUD (Dark to light)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

As promised, here are the Skin Fair 2019 sim maps so you can begin to plan your mad shopping sprees. Enjoy everything that Skin Fair has to offer and be sure to come back as well to see what I’ll be featuring next from the event!

Transitioning from Skin Fair to another event just opening today is The Men Jail, where I am wearing a hair from L&E called “Helton” in Black (Blonde and Brown packs are also available). Style wise I would say it reminds me a bit of a modern mohawk and that prompted me to go the punk rock route with my soundtrack choice for this blog (in start contrast to last blogs dabble into Country).

The Ramones were pioneers of the punk rock scene and have inspired many artists that have come after them and newer artists are being influenced by their music as I write this. To find a hair that reflects this type of music is something I feel is important to the overall theme of the blog entry.

Now that you are aware (which you probably already were anyway) that there are new events open (Collabor88 has also opened today as well but I don’t have anything to blog from that but it is a point of interest) there’s no excuse to why you can’t start off your weekend with a little retail therapy and become a brand new you or find a new outfit or accessories.

On that note I am going to turn you over to the much anticipated stylings of this blog entry and take a bit of a breath and gear up for the next exciting entry for me as I navigate through the wonders of Skin Fair and other events/items within my grasp. I can already assure you in the posts to come there will be some different things from me.

See you around the corner everyone!

 

I can’t control my fingers
I can’t control my toes
Oh no no no no no

 

POSE: WRONG – Static Male Poses – 24

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Recesss Time – 2012 ✦ Gacha

HAIR: L&E – Helton (Blacks) @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Vendetta – Adrian Skin (Tone 4) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Carol G. – Insight Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)