[#443] 18 & Life

Tequila in his heartbeat, his veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor running but it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure, “Ricky’s the wild one”
He married trouble and had a courtship with a gun
Bang Bang shoot ’em up, the party never ends
You can’t think of dying when the bottle’s your best friend
And now it’s…

18 & Life♫ – Skid Row

Regardless of how funny this might sound, the inspiration to do this shoot came about during one of the last times I played the game “Rock Band”. The song inspiration had just become available to purchase and play and it’s been one of those songs that feels timeless for someone who grew up listening to it. Crazy hair rock is something that started my love of music but didn’t quite tip it over the scales. Having a sibling who was a musician and always listening and playing to different things helped broaden my horizons.

Yes there is such a thing as good and bad music but at the end of the day even if we don’t all agree what is what, if it has meaningful lyrics and or beats that is all that matters. It helps us get through tough times and also helps pick up our spirits when we are a little less than ourselves. I have no doubt beyond belief that the saying “There is power in music” is absolutely true.


A good portion of the look I put together here is from items that I’ve had sitting around in my closet (my reference to inventory), my main feature and focus for this blog entry is the “Miles” skin from Modulus and their  “M-Bare” collection. What is different about this is normally I wear the fair version of their skins but this release is comprised of mostly darker tones. Gives me something different to work with and I like that. There will be more of my thoughts on the skin below in the credits so be sure to take a look after you finish reading (or skip down to them because people do it…I have been guilty of it too!)


Above is a close-up of the “Miles” skin and I originally was going to wear a bit of facial hair but I thought that may compromise it too much on my first time featuring it so I held back from doing so. I did accentuate a little bit with the facial tattoos to give the look more of a hard time criminal feel which I think worked out well.


I‘d like to take a moment before I wrap this blog entry up to give a huge thank you to Kendra Parfort and the Avi-Glam brand for being a brand partner for over a year. They recently went into a new blogger cycle and I chose for personal reasons not to apply. I love the products Avi-Glam makes and I’ll continue to be supportive of them the best way I can as I move forward in my blogging career. On a personal note I feel I did my best to promote the brand and I hope that the sentiment is reciprocated.

That brings us to the end of this entry and I hope it encourages you in some way to either check out some classic rock or head to the events and stores that made up this post. My next adventure is around the corner and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Onto the next conversation…

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: Modulus – Miles (Sand) @ 4MeshNEW

Tones that are for sale at this event include Caramel, Latte and Sand (which is what I’m wearing). The included HUD gives you the option to apply just the face by itself or you can include brows and hair (or apply them separately). This skin definitely gives a rugged feel to it but yet also has that hint of softness to it. Reminds me a little bit of that one guy that was in the news for a while who became a model after his mugshot started showing up all over the place. There is something fierce about his face but yet still handsome and charming.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
TATTOOS: *Bolson / Tattoo Body Pack – Serra & Eli

This tattoo set is one that I purchased quite a while ago as I found it in one of the folders from 2016. The ink still holds up well with today’s mesh bodies as it comes with an applier for any Omega system enabled mesh. After I put it on I thought it would work well for a prison tattoo to give my avi some edge to him.

PANTS: >MM< Inmate Baggies – Inmate

These pants originally debuted at the first round of The Men’s Jail and due to time and other projects I didn’t get a chance to use them while the event was open. With there being so many events nowadays it is harder to get everything you want to use out in a timely fashion with deadlines for brand partners due and the real world getting in the way as well. Now that I have been able to wear them in this blog entry, they work perfectly for the tone and mood of what I was trying to relay….life behind bars.

Compatible with: Belleza (two versions) and Signature mesh bodies.

SOCKS: ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva short socks (#1)

SKYBOX: >]BC[< Asylum/Prison Skybox

<Instinct> THE JAIL Pose (4, 1)

These poses were also from the inaugural round of The Men’s Jail and include 4 poses (also with poseballs) as well as a cage which I did not use in the scene because it just didn’t fit my vision. Normally if an item has poses in it like furniture I use the poses included in it but the case with the cage is that it was not really a prison type but more like a fetish cage and that was not what I was looking for when it came to this scene. Instinct does a pretty good job with poses and props so I encourage you to go check them out and see if you can find something to aid you in your photography and or blogging.

[#424] Alibi

I fell apart but got back up again
And then I fell apart and got back up gain yeah

Alibi♫ – 30 Seconds To Mars

Hope everyone has had a good weekend that just past since my last entry was before then. For those of you in places that are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, you are probably preparing to travel or are in the midst of traveling. Everyone is getting their appetites whetted for good food and commiseration. For this entry I did a few things different in how I take my photos so hopefully you’ll like them as much as I did taking them.

On the first two shots I’m posting today I went with one specific windlight and for my second closeup shot I changed settings to see what they would look like and was amazed at what I was seeing so I wanted to capture it and share it with you as well. This setup (photo prop) aside is one that I put together using random things that I had lurking in my inventory closet. I’m self admittedly one of the worst decorators or set designers on the planet and even I was rather proud of what I put together.

I‘m also happy to announce that for a second term I’ll be continuing to blog for one of my favorite pose brands, Image Essentials. I really enjoy trying to bring out my best with their products because they are made very well and even with some poses that are meant for females, I’m managed to go outside of the box and make them work for me in many different situations such as with the item I’m featuring from them in this scene. “The Waiting Game” is available currently at the 4Mesh event (formerly Mesh Body Addicts) until the end of the month. I’ll tell you more about it in the credits so you have more info there.

Avi-Glam also has new eyes just recently released that I’ve been given the privilege of being able to show you from the Industrie Event that has just opened. More on these as well in the credits section.

This shot is one I am particularly proud of. I used a different type of lighting along with the LUMIPro Photography Assistant. The tone and mood for this really put me over the moon with how well it turned out and I think it turned out better than any of the other shots that I did for this entry. Most artists are overly critical of their work and I’m one of those that tends to take it to the extreme. I want to evoke as much emotion and creativity I can while making it look beautiful and outstanding.

Hopefully from this moment on I’ll be able to style my photos better to not only show you great items and fashion from a virtual world but to also tell stories behind human emotion like I’ve been doing since day one (and four hundred twenty four previously). If anyone has any tips they’d like to share with me then I’ll favor that and enjoy any open discussion.

Now that I’ve spent a little (more like a lot) of time rambling I’m going to get you to those credits and thoughts about the latest items being covered in today’s scene. Thank you again for joining me on another adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Clay Hair ♯ MarketplaceNEW
This hair is a really epic deal. { Speakeasy } was nice enough to place this hair which is a FATPACK on the marketplace for 1L…yes that is right just 1L. How insane is that? It also comes with a Black Hairbase and a White Tintable version also on an Omega applier HUD. There are 5 color packs to choose from and since you have all of the colors you can go all out and have one color hair today and another one tomorrow if you choose to. This is definitely one of the best bargains I’ve seen come along recently because you just can’t beat the quality for the price.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Luster Eyes @ IndustrieNEW
These eyes only come in a FATPACK only, so you get 6 colors in a HUD (Individual appliers for CATWA, LeLutka and Omega) as well as one that come with the standard mesh eyes. These eyes are very striking and are ones that are good for many uses and purposes not just every day regular wear. These are easily worth going to the Industrie event and checking out (as well as many great other items).

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BEARDVolkstone Corleone Beard [Black 1] + Facial Hair
A nice thick beard which comes with a HUD (Catwa and Omega) to give you the base of the beard along with the mesh unrigged and resizeable beard that will keep your face nice and warm in the cooler weather as well as looking very badass as well.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ Chuck Size -Miller Long Sleeve (Striped Effect) @ M.O.MNEW
Lately I have been seeing the Chuck Size brand more and more at events but this is my first time purchasing one of their items and I am not disappointed. This really cool long sleeved top comes in several designs (in which I thought I’d rock a striped shirt seeing as how I don’t own many and I like them). I am wearing it on the Belleza body and it fits perfectly along with the jeans I am wearing. The combination turned out hassle free and as close to perfection as anything can get.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANSBlankLine – StandardJeans

BOOTS⊱ not so bad – ANDY Desert Boots (Beige) @ TMDNEW
It could easily be said that these boots would fall under the Chukka category. They are nicely made and give that feel that they’ve kinda been worn pretty well but aren’t ready to go in the trash bin yet. I really am a fan of these boots and I did pick up the FATPACK of these because I know I can use them again in the future. Shoes are much harder to come by in the way of clothing for guys (aside from usual sneakers low and hi variety).

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature, SLink, Standard (Unrigged) and TMP male bodies.

IE – The Waiting Game (b) @ 4MeshNEW
This pose prop (that’s right it is a building facade prop) comes with 5 different poses (including mirrors) that are meant to be for the ladies as they are labeled “cute” but they certainly work for males as well with maybe minimal shape adjustment. This poses certainly will work for just about everyone and excellent scenes can be created with them. This item is exclusively being sold right now and 4Mesh until the end of the month. I suggest you go take a look, and also check out what else Image Essentials has to offer!