[#644] Radio, Someone Still Loves You

 

We watch the shows, we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
How music changes through the years

Queen, ♫Radio Ga Ga♫

 

The time has come for me to say goodbye to Vintage Fair 2019 but there is still time for everyone reading to take a taxi to the event and shop til you drop. I had a lot of good times and fun with this event; it gave me opportunities to do different things that I might not have before. I was able to use a lot of different tools (male items, female items, decor and poses) to complete my journey.

For this last VF entry, I chose to do one more female post complete with an outfit, hair and poses and a new pair of kicks. I haven’t really written quite as much about the photos with all the work that’s gone into this event but once I start getting on a normal blogging routine it could. I picked the song “Radio Ga Ga” because the pose set has a boombox (which many people including me had growing up). While many people cling to their Spotify, I still tend to listen to the radio when out and about and often find new artists to look into later on when I’m behind the keyboard again. This song can clearly be considered vintage and even inspired the girl we’ve come to know as “Lady Gaga” from which her name is derived from.

Boombox” is one of three exclusives from Lush Poses that instantly caught my attention. The only thing I needed to see was that it had a boombox radio in it and I was game. Many 80’s and 90’s films boasted them as props (does the movie “Say Anything” ring a bell?) Each pose has a designated prop which I mentioned that one of the previous pose sets I used for VF didn’t have that and wished it had.

I set the scene on top of an apartment building where I could see going to after a long day with maybe a cold drink and a boombox to just chill and listen to tunes. That is the kind of scenario I would be down for because I’m usually the most relaxed when I have some of my favorite songs within earshot.

My hairstyle is by KMH Hair and is designated as “F112” and can only be described by me as a shag type haircut like you might see in something like “Hairspray”. I definitely went in different direction with my look this time but I think overall it doesn’t look bad at all and I’m pleased with it.

For my outfit, I can only describe this as like an old school gym uniform as I remember some of them were styled like this when I was pretty young. They may not have had as much cleavage as this does but the shorts were styled very similar. Meowhi did an excellent job with the “Summer Daze Collection” which comes in not only the black version I’m wearing but also blue, green, pink, purple and red to allow shoppers a choice or two.

Lush Poses – Boombox Prop/Pose Pack

  • Bento Static Poses
  • 6 poses each with mesh boombox pose
  • Static, Poseball and Pose Stand options
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair through today 06/16

KMH – F112 Hair (Fatpack)

  • Original Mesh (unrigged)
  • Naturals HUD contains 39 colors
  • Colors HUD contains 42 colors
  • Color Picker HUD also included
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair through today 06/16

Meowhi – Summer Daze Collections (Fatpack)

  • Original mesh
  • Comes in Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and Red
  • Compatible with Maitreya (Lara) only
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair through today 06/16

Uber is the place where you can get these snazzy kicks I’m wearing by Native Urban. The “Luke Sneakers” are what I call a casual running style somewhat akin to probably K-Swiss or maybe even Sketchers. With the help of the Fatpack I tried my best at making them more of a “Pride Month” themed style of sneaker but I think there are a few colors I’m missing but I gave it a try at least.

This is my way of at least spreading some love to all of my family and friends that also are celebrating. If everyone were to spread more love and compassion in the world than hate, anger and jealousy we’d be in a much better place. Positivity goes a lot farther than negativity ever will and I don’t think I need to say much other than that in those regards.

Native Urban – Luke Sneakers (FatPack)

  • Original mesh
  • Fatpack HUD contains 16 colors for 15 customizable parts
  • Compatible with Maitreya (Hi and Low) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusive to Uber until 06/23

 

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
Amelia Barr

 

POSE: Lush Poses – Boombox @ Vintage FairNEW

HAIR: KMH Hair – F112 (FatPack) @ Vintage FairNEW
HEAD: LAQ – Noelle
FACE: LAQ – Ines
BODY: Maitreya – Lara 4.1

OUTFIT: Meowhi – Summer Daze Collection (Black) @ Vintage FairNEW
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Luke Sneakers @ Uber ✦ NEW

 

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[#643] Groove Is In The Heart

 

DJ Soul was on a roll
I’ve been told he can’t be sold
He’s not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious

Deee-Lite, ♫Groove Is In The Heart♫

 

From time to time I do blog posts that are intended to be goofy for the purpose of trying to balance out some of the emotion. I have no real reason why I don’t do it more often but I should but it seems like some of the songs I hear that drive feelings tend to win out over the more amusing stuff. I’ve got two pose sets and a decor item to share in what I’m considering to be a fairly simple and bare bones entry.

Taking pictures where I’m the focus is mainly what this blog is about but of course from time to time I have Brenna join me or my brother Lucky will sit in for a photo (thought it’s been a while dude!). This time I decided to do something super different and have my sister, Xandria and her guy Taka get in front of the lens. It was really nice of them to take the time to pose for me even if Xandria photobombed me with an animesh clown (don’t think I wasn’t going to out you!). But all the jokes aside it was a fun time and the results of the session were satisfactory.

Image Essentials has two new pose sets available at Vintage Fair, “Boogie Nights” and “Get Down” (see a theme there?) Trying to find attire that would have accurately fit these poses would have been difficult as the event itself didn’t have much in the way of hippie chic or 70’s wear. There are clubs that have theme nights which most people don’t dress to match it so that’s the idea I went with for this.

Each of these pose sets have five poses (each one with a mirrored version) depicting various groovy dance moves. Cycling through these gave me a chuckle because I can just imagine the actual dances in my head from different movies with some kind of funky backing track. As far as vintage goes, these poses hit the mark.

The sign you can see in the scene is Silence’s “Retro Arrow Sign”. I am using the “Dance” version in Red/Yellow (it also comes in Blue/Orange and Pink/Blue) as well as other sayings in these colors such as “Drink”, “Eat”, “Games” and “Live Music”. For anyone that has a club and wants a little vintage feel then this sign would add a little extra something to the decor.

 

Life I love you, all is groovy.
Paul Simon

 

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Boogie Down @ Vintage FairNEW
POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Boogie Down @ Vintage FairNEW

SIGN: Silence – Retro Arrow Sign (Dance – Red/Yellow) @ Vintage FairNEW
BACKDROP: Salacity – Seamless Photo Backdrop Retro Yearbook

– Taka’s Style –

HAIR: Vango. – Owen
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea
BODY: Signature – Gianni

JACKET: Gabriel – Spring Jacket Set
PANTS: Gabriel – Cotton Pants
BOOTS: Deadwool – Ulrich Boots

– Xandria’s Style –

HAIR: DOUX – Lisa @ ACCESS EventNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Catya
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

DRESS: Tres Blah – Aviva Dress
HEELS: REIGN – Emily Heels

 

[#642] Come On Let’s Go

 

Well, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, little sweetheart
Forever we can always be together
Come on, come on, let’s go again

Richie Valens, ♫Come On Let’s Go♫

 

While my coverage of Vintage Fair 2019 is starting to come closer to an end there’s still plenty of time to visit and shop the event. While you are there I encourage you to explore and look around because because the sim is well put together and it would be a disservice not to check it out even if you cannot find anything you’d want to purchase.

Brenna joins me for this photo and I give her credit for giving me the idea for the song being used to back the post. There were several different choices for it but they were not as vintage as her suggestion so I she gets the win on this. So thank you for giving me a hand with this you’re the best!

I’ve tried being as vintage as I can with these posts but settings are hard to come by when you need them so if they are not entirely time accurate I’m just going to have to be forgiven for it. I’m just trying to blog great products and make sure that the event and items get seen by as many people as I possibly can starting with the pose/prop from Secret Poses called “The Ride”.

This mesh vintage convertible prop comes with 5 built in poses (adjustable via menu). I really enjoy classic cars as there are many from past era’s that are fun to look at during car shows or also on restoration programs where they rebuild an old classic. These machines are pieces of history that should be preserved if at all possible because it helps us see how designs have changed over the years and the technology that exists now that did not when these beasts roamed the roads.

In addition to that I am wearing the “Ruth” glasses by eVe. These unisex glasses have a unique throwback style to them and if they have a name I honestly could not tell you but at least I’m being honest instead of trying to fake it through a description. A resize script within the glasses help with any adjustments that need to be made and they also come with a HUD containing 4 different elements that can be recolored including the frame, lenses and embellishments. These glasses are unisex so they can be worn by anyone who enjoys a unique pair of shades.

I‘m going to make a quick note that I’m glad that Brenna came up with the Ritchie Valens tune as I do enjoy hearing his music when it plays somewhere or I go to it on a youtube video/link. In the real world I remember my mother mentioning him and how the world reacted to the news of his passing along with Buddy Holly and Big Bopper.

I saw this played out on film in La Bamba and can’t imagine what it was like for not only his friends by his family as well as there was talent there that could have continued to make music and maybe eventually be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though it could also be said that it may never have happened and that it only became so special because he didn’t get to live a fulfilled life. Pretty sad to think about but with the music we were given, I’ll take it and be grateful for having heard it and experienced it.

 

I stick with a ’60s vintage aesthetic of letterman’s jackets, plain T-shirts, and good jeans.
G-Eazy

 

POSE/PROP: Secret Poses – The Ride @ Vintage Fair ✦ NEW

BACKDROP: Focus Poses – Guetto Backdrop

– My Style –

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Trevor
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage Fair ✦ NEW

GLASSES: eVe – Ruth @ Vintage Fair ✦ NEW
SHIRT: Legal Insanity – Oliver Shirt
JEANS: Deadwool – Kojima Jeans
BOOTS: Deadwool – Desert Boots (Black)

– Brenna’s Style –

HAIR: DOUX – Tyrisha
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: theSkinnery – Sonia
BODY: Maitreya – Lara 4.1

SHIRT: The Secret Store – Cindy Knotted Shirt
PANTS: The Secret Store – Bonnie Capri Pants

 

[#641] Goodbye Norma Jean

 

And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Elton John, ♫Candle In The Wind♫

 

Even though my coverage for Vintage Fair is still growing strong, this for me would certainly be considered the penultimate entry in the series for the event. One of the most highly sought after items there is the Monroe Skin by LAQ. With 9 tones to choose from, any avatar can become an iconic timeless beauty with which to gather awe from those around them.

6 months ago if someone would have told me that I’d be blogging female items and doing a decent job of it I’d have probably look at them cock-eyed. This has truly been a really good experience and has allowed me to step up my creative ability. “Candle In The Wind” is probably one of my all time favorite songs done by Elton John and there was no other choice for this blog but to use that song even if the potential for other bloggers to use it was great. To me it epitomizes the tribute song in so many ways and though Miss Monroe was well before my time, as I was growing up I learned quite a bit about her through discussions from people around me and what I’d seen on television. She set the bar for what an actress should be even though behind the camera everything was not as glamorous.

To further make myself fabulous, I am wearing the Evelyn Dress by Salt & Pepper. This beautiful gown is elegant and would definitely catch attention at formal function with the jewels and plunging neckline. I am showcasing the Fatpack so the choice for colors made it hard for me to decide on what to go with but my instincts told me that red was the way to go.

LAQ – Monroe Skin

  • 9 skin tones to choose from
  • Brow or No Brow options
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair until 06/16

Salt & Pepper – Evelyn Dress (FATPACK)

  • Original Mesh
  • HUD contains 12 fabric colors, 8 strap colors, 5 gem colors and 4 metal colors
  • Also includes headwrap
  • Compatible with Belleza (Freya), Maitreya (Lara) and SLink (Hourglass)
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair until 06/16

 

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

 

POSE/PROP: Fashiowl – Go Marching In

STAGE: Kraftwork – Not A Box Stage

HAIR: Clawtooth – Audrey Redux (Essentials)
HEAD: LAQ – Noelle
SKIN: LAQ – Munroe (Tone 1.0) @ Vintage FairNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

DRESS: Salt & Pepper – Evelyn Dress (FATPACK) @ Vintage FairNEW

 

[#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