[#345] You Got Caught In The Sun

What if I missed you
you got caught in the sun
What if I did something
never to be undone?

Caught In The Sun” –  Course Of Nature  ♫Listen

While I’m patiently waiting for nicer weather to return in the real world, I thought I might warm up my spirits and some of yours (those of you who live in cooler climates). I decided to take a trip to one of my favorite beach type sims, “Baja Norte” and catch a few rays. It was the perfect reason to pull out one of my finds from the Signature Event which is still running until the 13th of March. Time for some details about this little fun in the sun expedition.

As I said before, I was at the Signature Event where I picked up Exalted’s “Swim Trunks” I chose the v7 version because it seemed nice and tropical and would go well with being out on the water. Being that this item is being featured at the Signature Event, it only has a size for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. The fit is nice and you only have to hit a couple ticks on your alpha HUD and everything is perfect.

Being that this is the only new item that is an item of clothing I am wearing the “Bane” tattoo from ARISE that is now at The Chapter Four. It features an iconic leg sleeve featuring some of the best comic villians you can find. It has regular standard tattoo layers, Omega appliers, and a TMP installer for those of you with that style of mesh body.

I am also wearing a more recent release from FACADE called “Cruel Beauty” that was originally at the Love Interruption event on the Depraved shopping sim.

MESANGE has another great set of eyes for you that have just been released at this month’s round of We ❤ RP. The “Bering Eyes” come in 15 different iris colors and have the standard mesh eyes and also appliers for Omega enabled eyes. I thought that a bluish tone would fit well with this theme as well and the water would bring out the best in them.

For hair I went back and decided to give another look at the “Mose” hair by +elua+. I thought it fit perfect with the beach/surfer look that I had envisioned in my head and I think it fit particularly well for it. Also apart of my features that I did not credit due to unavailability is the -Valiant- “Stango” beard and hairbase. I’m hoping that the creator puts their Hair Fair ’16 releases out at their store but being that is primarily furniture and decoration items the chance is very slim which is a shame for those of you fellas that missed out on it and would like to still get it.

I am proud to announce that one of my sponsors, Reach Shapes, has released their Grayson shape. It is made for Catwa “Daniel” Bento heads and looks best with the [Bay Harbor] “Matt” Skin which you’ll find a link for down in the credits.

Time to go get back and finish up catching some sick waves before it’s time to head off on another adventure. Get ready for a wave of Skin Fair ’17 exclusives coming your way. I’m looking forward to giving you a look at them.

As always until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR+elua+ Mose
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Bering Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ [Bay Harbor] Matt Skin – Tint 1 ♯ Marketplace
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SHAPEReach – Grayson Shape ♯ ☆NEW
TATTOO.Facade. :: Cruel Beauty
TATTOO⊱ .ARISE. Bane Tattoo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four

SHORTS⊱ ExalteD – Swin Trunks Tropical v7 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event

Photo Taken @ Baja Norte


Le Poppycock *Surf’s Up* Neptune Cocktail

[#344] I’ll Follow You Down

… down to where forever lies
Without a doubt I’m on your side
There’s no where else that I would rather be
I’m not about to compromise
Give you up to say goodbye
I’ll guide you through the deep
To keep you close to me

I’ll Follow You” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

After a small little hiatus, I’m back with another look for you with new items from The Crossroads and The Chapter Four. I’ve also got a bento pose from Image Essentials that I enlisted the help of my friendly assistant, Bianca to help me with. She is wearing a new item from Creators Collection Box. Let’s get into the details everyone!

Go&See is back with a new skin available at the recently opened March round of The Crossroads. That’s right, the “Markus” skin is now available in both Pale and Tan tones. The package includes appliers for just about every body type so you shouldn’t have any issues pairing it up with your body setup. Also there’s a shape included that helps make the facial features look their best but you could also modify it yourself if you want to tweak it even further to your specifications.

With March just getting underway, The Chapter Four is also back for two weeks of retail spanning from clothing, gacha machines and more. MESANGE has released their “Cassandra Eyes” which feature 15 different tones and it comes with regular mesh eyes and also a HUD for Omega applier enabled eyes for those who have them. After much thought, the owner and creator, Jadis Ashland, has chosen to stop making appliers for Genesis Lab eyes as there is a major difference between the original mesh head eyes and the ones that are found in the bento version heads.

As I previously stated my assisant, Bianca, is wearing a cool baseball jersey/jeans combination from *KOPI* that is available presently at the Creators Collection Box event until March 18th. It comes in standard sizes but easily works with many of the mesh bodies with alphas enabled.

There are plenty more exciting things coming up around the horizon with The Men’s Department just opening and Skin Fair 2017 just about to begin not to mention some things from the already opened rounds of the Signature Event and also Men Only Monthly so stay tuned for those. I look forward to presenting great looks for you all.

Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


BRENNAN
HAIR[BURLEY] Troy – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Cassandra Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ Go&See * Markus * Pale ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ [Phunk] Mens Baseball Shirt ♯ Marketplace
JEANS⊱ [Gild] Cropped Pants ♯ SwagBag (Feb/Final)
SHOES[VALE KOER] THE VASIFORMS


BIANCA
HAIRLamb. Loomer – Pastel Pack✝
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes (Green)
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

OUTFIT⊱ *KOPI*  Baseball Shirts – Red ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Creators Collection Box
SHOESMaitreya Low Sneakers – 017

✝ Gacha Prize

Photo taken @ Nouvelle’s Adventures


IE – Valentine Heart

[#343] One Life

You ask me to enter
but then you make me crawl
and I can’t keep holding on
to what you’ve got
When all you’ve got is hurt

One” –  Professional Murder Music  ♫Listen
Originally performed by U2

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I hope everyone’s doing well since the last entry. Things here are going the same which is always good, right? For this look I’ve got some new items from n21, Men Only Monthly, and the Signature Event that should wet your appetite. Let’s get into it right away, shall we?

lock&tuft has a new hair/hat combination you can purchase at the February/March round of n21 that just started back on the 20th. It’s called “ashton”. You can purchase various color packs or get the full pack with all of them. There are 3 different packs to choose from and all of them (full pack included) comes with a HUD for the hat, which has 9 different colors to choose from. It’s definitely not just a winter type hat, it has plenty of year round use so you don’t have to put it away soon when all of that cool weather moves out.

At the Signature Event you can pick up a pair of the new “Riley” jeans from {COLD-ASH}. These jeans come in six different denim colors and have a HUD for changing the belt color or hiding it altogether. The version I am wearing in this entry are the straight leg variety. You can also purchase the boot cut version in the same denim colors or as full packs. If you love wearing jeans then why not go for the gold and get them all! One more thing about the boot cut version, you get a choice of having the cut be high, mid, or low depending on the type of boot you want to wear. Sizes included for these jeans are: Classic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP for those of you with those mesh style bodies.

At Men Only Monthly, 7mad;Ravens has a new shirt for purchase. You can get the “Rags” shirt in five different styles and two different version of that style. It also has 3 different sizes for your avatar so you should be able to find just the right fit for your desired body choice but just in case try the demo if you are unsure; the best way you could go!

Lastly at the Modulus store you can pick up the Esteban skin which comes with both a brow base as well as a body shaper to make it look its very best; it comes in Bronze, Nude, Olive, and Tan. As with just about all of the skins made by Modulus, this has an option for just the face without brows while using your own. You can use the ones built in as an option and can also have facial hair by itself or all in one for a full look. Choose which one is best for you but there is truly no wrong way. For those of you who own a [SIGNATURE] Gianni Mesh Head, there is also a version of this skin as well at the Signature Event!

Now that you have all this information it’s time to leave you transportation to get to the stores and events currently featured in this post. As always…until next time, stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – ashton ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ n21
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Mercury Eyes
FACEModulus – Esteban Skin ♯ ☆NEW
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ 7mad;Ravens Rags (V3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM
JEANS⊱ {COLD-ASH} RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
SHOES..::ILLI::.. Mirko Sneakers

Photo taken @ The Fallen City

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{Picturesque Poses} ~ Paul (4)

[#342] This One’s A Fighter

Give ’em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we’re dead
Give me scars, give me pain
That’s when they’ll say to me
Say to me…
Say to me…
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter…

The Fighter” –  Gym Class Heroes (ft. Ryan Tedder)  ♫Listen

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For those of you who are unaware, the February edition of the SwagBag is going to be the last one. Luckily for those of you who were wanting to get some of the past boxes or have yet to get this month’s box you can go to their headquarters until the 6th of March and pick up any of the SwagBags for $2000. I’ve enjoyed receiving these boxes and I am a bit sad about them not continuing on but at least some really cool ideas and items came from them.

Inside the February SwagBag are two different pose sets from Come Soon Poses that feature boxing themes, one a singles pose set and the other made for couples. The gym backdrop is included and it’s just one of another well made releases from Come Soon. I enjoy their work and thought of an idea for using it and was finally able to put visuals to it.

Modulus is a contributor to the February round of Shiny Shabby with the “Ty” skin. This is a little bit different from their previous releases as there are three new different tones that have been added to the ones we already know. New to the brand are the Almond, Caramel, and Espresso tones and also have separate Omega or Signature appliers for the body. When I first saw the ad for this I thought it looked exactly like Tyrese Gibson but I’ve found out from a very good source that it was actually model/actor Tyson Beckford who the skin was designed after. Either way, it is surely a great looking skin.

I also picked up a few things to complete my boxing look, the INHUMANE shorts from BLACKX come in 5 different colors and to go with the next item I purchased from the marketplace I went with white.

Every boxer (no matter if it is professional or otherwise) needs to tape up their hands. There are not very many out there on for purchase that will work for Omega or [SIGNATURE] and that is what lead me to the MP. I picked up the white version of Mel Essence’s “Short Hand Wraps” They come in 3 different opacities (Light, Normal, and Dark).

It’s time for me to put the “wraps” on this entry so I will leave you with the credits and the transportation to get there so I can get to work on “knocking out” another entry. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

As always, until next time…stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ [CheerNo] Jolly * Dark (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Mocha)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Ty (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHORTS⊱ BLACKX: INHUMANE SHORTS (White) ♯ Marketplace
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – FULLBLACK

TAPE⊱ Mel Essence – Short Hand Wraps – White (Light) ♯ Marketplace

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*CS* Swag Boxe – Set – (Includes Scene) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Final)

[#341] A Hero’s Gonna Save Me Just In Time

I need a hero (to save me now)
I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero to save my life
A hero’ll save me (just in time)

Hero” –  Skillet  ♫Listen

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It doesn’t take much to realize that I am a big fan of super heroes, whether it be on the small screen, big screen, or in print form. I just can’t get enough of some of my favorites and like to learn as much as I can about them or pay tribute to them whenever possible.

One of my favorite shows on television right now is Arrow, even after 5 seasons I am still just as much of a fan as i was then. The people at Nobel Creations came out with a Gacha for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that had an essence of The Green Arrow character so I took the chance to jump on it. While getting all the pieces took a bit of work I finally was able to complete my mission while also being able to avoid any sort of copywrite infringement.

I created a fight scene where the Emerald Archer faces off on a rooftop against the Dark Archer (or even quite possibly more recently…Prometheus). By the time I was finished with my idea from conception to finalization, I was very happy with what came to be.

Other than the pieces from the outfit, the only new item currently at an event are the “Capriccio Eyes” from MESANGE that were also featured in the last post but I thought they were just so awesome that I needed to feature them again.

If you are a fan of role-playing or of just fantasy in general then I suggest you follow the path to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that I’ve left for you in the credits and take a look at the great items you can use for your own great adventures or photos.

That’s all I have for you this time but you’ll see me again soon…but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBASE⊱ Part of -Valiant- Brando Hair (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Capriccio Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Applique
FACEVYC – BLADE Face + Body #1
BEARD⊱ Part of -Valiant- Brando Hair (No Longer Available)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

COAT⊱ [NC] – ULTRARARE – Emerald Arrow – Coat – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC
PANTS⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Pants – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC
BOOTS⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Boots – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC

QUIVER⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Quiver – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC

Photo taken @ OUTBREAK

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Maison – Punch ♯ @ Marketplace

[#340] I’m Coming To Terms…

I’m starting to learn
This ain’t all it’s cracked up to be
‘Cause I’m using you
and you’re using me
It’s never as easy as we believe

Coming To Terms” –  Carolina Liar  ♫Listen

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I hope everyone had a great weekend, yeah I know it’s already Tuesday but it still isn’t past the point where you can think about the previous weekend…at least in my mind anyway.

For this current entry I thought I’d do a little relaxing with some light reading and a beverage. And I achieved just that with a little help from Image Essentials and their pose/prop that is exclusively at The Hipster Fair right now. The “Coffee Sophisticate” comes with a chair prop and also comes with a cup of coffee and a magazine that you can wear while in the pose; I also think that is well made and while you can adjust the pose, it was perfect right out of the box for me.

Modulus also has a new release at their mainstore that is worth checking out. “Damien” comes with beard and eyebrow styles together or individually. You can also use your own favorite eyebrow appliers and beards if you want to. You can choose from 5 different skin tones as well to find which one best suits you.

One of my most favorite eye creators, MESANGE, has a new set that is currently for sale at the APPLIQUE event. The “Capriccio Eyes” are very stunning and come in 15 different iris colors. If you’re not familiar with this brand from my previous entries, each single pack comes with a standard pair of eyes, a mesh pair, and also a HUD to change both the mesh set and also omega appliers for those who have those type of eyes. If you purchase the full set, the HUD also includes appliers for Genesis Lab eyes.

I have more new items from events coming up in the entries ahead so I will leave you with some taxi’s/limo’s whatever you choose to call them to pick up any of the items you see that I’m wearing or posing with. Also if you want a cool place to visit and relax, check out “Nouvelles Adventures” which you can find a ride to below.

Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR*Drot* Winston
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Capriccio Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Applique
FACEModulus – Damien Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

OUTFITCaboodle – Ezra Overalls – Navy
SHOES[AK] – Summer Shoes

Photo taken @ Nouvelles Adventures

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IE – Coffee Sophisticate ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Hipster Fair

[#339] Get Ready ‘Cause This Is War

So what am I fighting for?
Everything back and more
And I’m not gonna let this go
I’m ready to settle the score…

War” –  Sum 41  ♫Listen

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Often times when it comes to doing a photo shoot, depending on what kind of artist/blogger/photographer you are etcetera, finding a background composition can be a bit of a challenge. Some just use plain backgrounds to show a look, others like to incorporate places they have decorated themselves (which I’ve done before myself) and some like to find a location that’s been put together by someone with a knack for it.

After scouring various media for a place on the grid that I felt would fit my composition, I found the Sabotage sim. I didn’t get far into exploring it when I found my spot to start shooting. It’s a very nice looking place from what saw of it. I set up in an alley between some buildings and just went to work. I’ve left the location down in the credits below and suggest when you have some free exploration time that you go check it out just to say it’s a place you’ve been to.

Recently released for the February round of The Men’s Department, Modulus is offering the “Sander” skin in it has a very nice rugged look to it and isn’t one of those fresh, young, model looking type guys. This particular fella looks like he’s seen a few things in his time and can handle just about any situation which is exactly what I was looking for. I am wearing the cream tone but it is also available in Beige, Bronze, Dark Tan, Olive, and Tan and you can get body appliers for both [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and Omega for those of you with the Vista Animations PROHANDS like I do.

The great people behind Depraved Nation are holding a little Pre/Post Valentine’s Day themed event called “Love Interruption” and there I found the “V-Day Splatter” version of their Method Snow Boarder Pants. I really love the design on this and was something I knew I had to show off in a look. It comes with sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and also the TMP body.

I paired these pants with and old pair of the FLite “Long Beach Low Tops” that were a part of The Arcade last year. You can still play the machine at their flagship store in case you missed out on it previously. I can truly never get enough of this style of shoe as you could probably tell from some of my other looks over time.

For my upper body I’ve got on the Legal Insanity “Blade” tank that was originally first released at the [SIGNATURE] event last month. It’s actually really cool with all of the spikes coming out of the neck and around the arm holes. It also includes a HUD in which you can change the color of the metal blades from two different types of gold or silver depending on your preference.

Those are just some of what went into the outfit for this post, be sure to check out the credits below for the rest of what I’m wearing and if you like it or any of the items I told you about above, go check it out. What have you got to lose?

Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR*Drot* Seven – Greyscale
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Sander Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

TANKTOPLegal Insanity – Blade Tank – Grey
PANTS⊱ Razor/// Method Snow Boarder Pants – Vday Splatter ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Love Interruption
SHOESFLite.– LONG BEACH LOW TOPS- Black Leather #11

Gacha Machine Prize

Photo taken @ Sabotage

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PROPOSE – Five Hours (10)