[#462] Ladies & Gentleman

Boom
Do you want it?
Boom
Do you need it?
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Let me hear it

β™«Ladies & Gentlemanβ™« – Saliva

When it comes to blogging it’s great to have a plan but not everything can or will go to plan. Sometimes you have to deviate from your plan altogether just to make a setting or scene work. That’s definitely where I landed in the case with this blog entry because the outfit came along alright but trying to find the right setup to work as a background of my scene.

It wasn’t until I ended up seeing that ReveObscura had a dollarbie (a term that not many people know or use at all on the grid today so hooray for being a bit long in the tooth) that I came up with the idea for what I wanted to do. The pose is more geared towards female use but I tend to work outside the box with poses and get them to work in my favor. So “Baddie” is a pose depicting the user holding and counting money and I that gave me the idea to shoot it as if I were a underground fight ring organizer that takes bet money and pays the winning fighters (not well because well we’ve never seen that happen EVER).

A while ago I played the Bad Unicorn “Fight Night” Gacha and managed to score one of the RARE items which is an 8 Sided Cage (otherwise known to many MMA fans as an Octagon). Once I got myself positioned right in front of the cage I went to work and started taking photos.


The main “story” photo that you see above is kind of in between fights while the organizer deals with his cash and gets ready to start the next bout. I have a little bit of a spotlight looking in on him at that moment but I would say that it probably whirls around the cage like you would see during the televised fights. The one thing after I finished it is that it looks just a tad washed out in places but makes sense with the light shining down right on him.

7mad;Ravens is a brand I enjoy as a lot of their work appeals to my style; it just so happens that they are back with a new release at the March round of TMD. While I was roaming around I came across the Split-Tank (Splash is the version worn here). There were a few other designs that were high candidates to make this blog but I narrowed it down to three and then finally to one. This release is fitted for Signature (both Gianni and Giralt) so for those of you with those bodies can take a trip to The Men’s Department and give this tanktop and all of its designs a closer look.


Skin Fair 2018 is upon us and I’m getting right into it with one of the releases from Go&See. “Danny” is available in Goth, Pale (as seen above), Summer, Tan and Dark Tan with all new body appliers via an Omega compatible HUD (which you can get at Skin Fair as well). A shape and eyebrow shape are included in the box so you can look as the product is intended or you can go your own way with your own shape and eyebrows as well.

Worrying about hair was not a problem for me because I knew exactly what I wanted and with the help of my brand partner, Modulus, I used the “Harvey” hair to make the look come more into its own. This was an event release but things kinda hit a speed bump for me so I’m getting this out as it is now in store and is new to the store. If those of you missed the event it was at you’ll be able to get your hands on it as it is a nicely done hair. I guess you could say that it is kind of a longer length bowl cut (if I’m wrong correct me I don’t mind). There are 25 different tones distributed through 5 different color packs (or get them all in a FATPACK for a better value if you can’t pick just one). Of course you could use the color picker in the HUDs to create more than 25 colors so why not get creative!


There’s a double does of L&B Swear for this look as I combined the “Destruction Jeans” and the “Salvage Engineer Boots” together to give myself a bit of a raver/punk look as a fight organizer. The jeans have a tucked option to work with the boots as it was intended (for those of you who might have an earlier version of the jeans there is a re-delivery box in your product folder you can wear to get the updated version sent to you).

As you can see the boots themselves have a unique design (but this is only one of many different styles that they can be worn in, solid colors are also included in the HUD). A shorter boot version is available with the product that has socks (which can be turned on or off and even given different color styles too) giving these some longevity in your wardrobe space.

Time for me to wrap this up but I really enjoyed putting this together and be sure to check out Skin Fair which is now open and runs through the 26th of March so all of you can go get your skin, head, makeup and tattoo fixes on because you know you can’t live without taking a peek to see what is there! More coverage of this event to come on these pages so keep your eyes peeled.

Onto the next conversation…

SKIN FAIR 2018


 

HAIR: Modulus – Harvey Hair ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: Go&See – Danny (Pale) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.5 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

TANKTOP: 7mad;Ravens – Split Tank-Splash ✦ NEW @ TMD
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans (Tucked) ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BOOTS: L&B Swear – Salvage Engineer Boots

OCTAGON: Bad Unicorn – 8 Sided Cage RARE ✦ π”Šπ”žπ” π”₯π”ž

POSE: ReveObscura – Baddie ✦ NEW βœ¦Β π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

[#448] Fantastic Voyage

Come along and ride on a fantasic voyage
slide slide who-ride
ain’t no valley low enough for mountain high

β™«Fantastic Voyageβ™« – Coolio

Some fun was in order for this look as I busted out my time machine and took a trip back to the 90’s and some old school hip hop. During this time one of the hotter acts was Coolio, who is best known for his song “Gangster’s Paradise” which I used the cover version of for one of my blog entries during the early stages of blogging when I was running under “The Saints Of Fashion{ation}”. This blogs soundtrack takes a look at one of his first songs that I remember seeing on MTV quite a few times after I’d come home from school with the free time I had before hitting the homework.


With the heaviness of my last blog, I thought it would be more fun to try and get into a groove while reminiscing about some of the music (not just rock) that was a part of a time that was most critical to me in an influential stage in life. During the time that Coolio was on the airwaves movies like “Lean On Me” and “Boyz In The Hood” were bringing to light what being on the streets were like.

As part of my look I once again am wearing the “Harper” hair from Modulus because I like it that much; it’s something that I enjoy wearing even when I am not in blogging mode so it’s possible that you will see it again in the future in other blog posts. However, there are newer styles coming out (some that are out now as well) that I’ll be featuring. Modulus has found their stride and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

Go&See is also participating in this current round of Men Only Monthly with their “Firm” pose set. As one of my brand partners I was able to obtain a review copy and I’m pleased with the poses in this set. One thing I can say is that with joining the pose genre, I hope that Kristyna doesn’t abandon doing eyes or skins because she does a good job with them as well.


There is a lot of mixing and matching of things in style of this blog. Sometimes I find things that have been laying around in my closet (inventory to be technical) and feel bad that I have not used them yet or if it is something I really like then I feel bad that I haven’t revisited it in some time. One of those items are the shades that I’m wearing from 7mad;Ravens that is from the Men Only Hunt 6…yes I know you are thinking “WOW he really does have some classics in his closet”.

Man Cave is on the last day of it’s current January round and I decided to get one last item in from it so that if you like it you can make a mad dash for the event and grab it up before it’s closed and then you’ve got to wait until the brand puts it in their store (IF they even release it at their store and doesn’t make it an event only item). ExalteD has some interesting shirts (including the flannel I’m wearing) and some pants (I picked up a pair but I won’t be able to get to them before the event closes sadly). More on the shirt in the credits below.


Upcoming projects for the blog are something that I’m seriously excited about. There will be collaborations with some people that I truly like and admire for the work that they do and hope that our time working together will reflect that; more than likely there will be a few more blogs that I have my wife help me with as I couldn’t really do the idea without her.

There are also some funny ideas I have in the works just so I can kind of keep up with the reason I was nominated for “Best Humorous Blog” at The Bloggies. Not everything I do is serious as is not everything I do comical…I do like to try and balance things out as best I can but sometimes mood or the influence of whatever music I might be listen to at the time tends to steer me in certain directions.

It’s about that time to wrap things up again but this blog is going to continue striving with each post to not only provide information but quality images.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Harper Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

GLASSES: 7mad;Ravens Farewell Summer Glasses ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔀𝔒𝔯 π”„π”³π”žπ”¦π”©π”žπ”Ÿπ”©π”’

Representing a style of sunglasses that have been popular for ages, 7mad;Ravens take on them was an item set out for the Men Only Hunt 6 which has been in the books for quite a long time now. You may be able to find them at the store as a gift but even if you don’t find them there plenty of other great merch can be found to buy and make your own.

SHIRT: ExalteD – Blue Flannel ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Flannel has always been one of my favorite types of shirt dating way back to the time that the song featured in this blog post was new. I feel that it really is a fashion that can’t really go out of style because it represents so many different trends. ExalteD did a spectacular job with making this product and it comes in not only flannel styles but also other types such as Camo. It is only available until tonight when the Man Cave event closes its doors to get ready for it’s February round so take a quick run and see it for yourself and the other great things to purchase at the event.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

JEANS: mind carlberg – Tight Jeans – RUINED Pack

While these jeans are not quite able to be called a “new” release, they were a part of the round of Men Only just before the one we have now so they are a recent release. Sold individually, packs of 3, or in a FATPACK (these I bought the specific pack instead of all of them due to budget). The “RUINED” pack contains three different destroyed denim choices (rain, rust or rubber).

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

SHOES: FLI. – Black Sk8 Hi

Previously I’ve worn the low top version of this show by the same brand (which I love to death) and I bought this when they first came out but it was hard pairing them with anything so I kept them safe until I could use them and I found the right pair of jeans to put them with. This style which is patterned after a very popular skater shoe is just the kind of thing I like wearing in-world.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic (an unrigged size is included) mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: MI Graffiti Backdrop Natural Limited Pack ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔀𝔒𝔯 π”„π”³π”žπ”¦π”©π”žπ”Ÿπ”©π”’

This particular version of the backdrop is no longer purchasable as it was from a round of Limit8 and once the designated amount of poses was sold it would no longer be. The store may carry the other version of the backdrop which is well worth the look as it is highly detailed and has more than one spot where you can set up a shot and get a great scene capture.

DOG: AMITIE Doberman (No Anim/Collar)

I plucked this furry friend (or is he unfriendly?) from a pose set that includes other versions that go with each pose. This little guy was an extra piece that doesn’t have any animations or poses so I could set him out to be in the background. As much as I don’t like to point out my mistakes of flaws I think I missed some of the rear part of his body which is something I’ll keep in mind for future photo shoots and items in the background.

Go&See * Firm * ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

It’s the halfway point in this current round of Men Only Monthly and as my first item to blog from it is the review copy of Go&See’s “FIrm” pose set. There are 10 poses to choose from that are bento enabled so if you do not have a body with bento it will not show up properly. The poses in the set are well done and have a variety of different hand gestures (which is something I like to see compared to the old type poses were you were limited to what your hands did).

[#407] Sober

Mother Mary won’t you whisper
Something but what’s past and done…

Sober” – Tool β™«Listenβ™«

Grooming myself for the soon to becoming month of October (my favorite month of the year) I decided that I was going to go for something a little spooky. It just simply took finding the right place and placing a simple red balloon for effect and the idea for the theme somewhat fits the visuals (or at least I feel they do to an extent).

Could the person in the scene be in for some nightmares? It’s quite possible and if you’re looking for an interesting spot to explore or take photos and are into macabre scenes then right now is a good time to visit Cerulean Mountain. I just discovered the sim right before I was getting ready to get this scene set up and came to check it out. There are plenty of spots that I’ll look forward to coming back to for future scenes. Products from my sponsors in this look consist of a skin from Go&See that is at the latest round of Men Only Monthly and also once again I am featuring the Byzantium Eyes by MESANGE which can be found at the We Love Role-Play event.

You’ll be able to find a tax for the aforementioned Cerulean Mountain down in the credits below. Also there are items from events such as The Men’s Department and Savoir Fair. Just as usual I encourage that all of you grab demos before you make a purchase. You’ll be a much happier shopper that way and if you see me out there you’ll give me a thumbs up and say “thanks for the heads up fella” (Okay maybe not but it sounded good). That’s all I have for this adventure but be sure to check out upcoming entries they are sure to be exciting as I know I am excited about them already. Stay stylish with a song in your soul and I will catch you on the next one!

⊰HAIR⊱ Stealthic – Narcotic

This hair was originally at the August round of n21 but I didn’t manage to get it featured until after the event was over. I do like this brand and the fact they give you a choice of different styles in a HUD. Many color packs available to suit just about anyone’s preferences.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Byzantium Eyes @ We Love RP β™― NEW
⊰EYEBROWS⊱ [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows @ TMD β™― NEW
⊰FACE⊱ Go&See * Christian * @ M.O.M β™― NEW

It’s been quite a while since Kristyna Wikifoo released a male skin for the Go&See brand but as you can see we have a new one that just came out at this current round of Men Only Monthly. 4 different tones to choose from which you can apply to Omega compatible heads. The applier features brow or browless version with each of them also having a facial hair option to them as well. It’s a very handsome skin to take a look into. There is also a shape and eyebrow shaper included for CATWA Daniel which is what it was designed to look best for.

⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰SHIRT⊱ 7mad;Ravens Dread T-shirt

Nothing but good things can be said about the products that come from Poe Cross and 7mad;Ravens. I’m really happy that products are being released now that fit the Belleza body because for example these are the types of shirts I like to wear in the real world. They have a unique style and draw people’s attention (and not in a negative way). Other sizes that come with this shirt are for Signature and SLink Physique respectively.

⊰JEANS⊱ ::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Medium
⊰SLIDES⊱ ..::ILLI::.. Slide Sandals – Deluxe @ TMD β™― NEW

The month of September has been a great one for finding items at TMD. While it might be the time in some places in the world to cease wearing footwear like this it’s not something that you need to worry much about (or when you are exploring strange places). These sandals come with a HUD to change the look of different parts of it from the sole to the straps. For those of you who own the Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique or TMP then these will work for you and there is also an unrigged version for those classic avi’s out there.

⊰GLASSES⊱ EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Yesterday

Rounded glasses are probably one of my favorite fashion accessories of all time. I am quite sure that these are patterned after the ones worn by John Lennon which is another reason why I like them so much. Upon clicking on the glasses you get a menu to change the color of the metal frames and also the tint of the lenses which makes for added customization.

Photo Taken @ Cerulean Mountain


Animosity – Quan (3) @ Savoir Fair β™― NEW

Here’s another new pose set from new brand, Animosity. This set has poses in which some are to be used with a car prop; there are also different versions of some of the poses as well for different sized avatars.

[#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” –Β  Professional Murder MusicΒ  β™«Listenβ™«
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 β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ n21
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Mercury Eyes
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Esteban Skin β™― β˜†NEWβ˜†
⊰HANDS⊱ -VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰SHIRT⊱ 7mad;Ravens Rags (V3) β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ MOM
⊰JEANS⊱ {COLD-ASH} RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Signature Event
⊰SHOES⊱ ..::ILLI::.. Mirko Sneakers

Photo taken @ The Fallen City

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{Picturesque Poses} ~ Paul (4)