[#591] Two Is Better Than One

I remember what you wore on the first day
You came into my life and I thought hey
You know, this could be something

Boys Like Girls (feat. Taylor Swift), ♫Two Is Better Than One

In just a couple days Pose Fair will grace all of us photographers with a little something called the “Valentine Pop-Up” round. For one week all of you that enjoy taking photos that specialize in love and couples will be greeted with new items from all the brands you know and love and of course the store you may have not been introduced to.

The concept of Valentine’s Day varies from person to person. There are the people who are all about it and inundate their special someone with chocolate, candy and flowers while on the other end there are those who despise the thought of relationships because of negative experiences. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum in my life and honestly I prefer to be somewhere right in the middle leaning towards glorifying it.

In the previous years of being a blogger I was not much for blogging couples poses because there wasn’t much of an opportunity to do it nor was I in a relationship where the person I was with had the interest to do it or didn’t have the time. My excuse for it was that I considered myself just a male blogger even though I did want to branch out to do other things when I had access to them. It’s been much easier with having Brenna in my life because she’s willing to help me when I need to in whatever way that I ask but I try not to overdo my requests. We did a lot of work for the January edition of Pose Fair and I can’t thank her enough for that.

With the Valentine’s Pop Up starting I wanted to do something a little different and I found that in the Space Cadet “Anyone Else” pose. It’s not your typical romantic pose and added a fun element to the mix. The element of surprise wrapped up in a game of “guess who” all rolled into one still makes for what I consider a sweet and special moment.

Space Cadet is a store that I’ve kept my eye on since my introduction to them in January. I really loved the “Teen Spirit” pose set and the very second I saw the promotional ad for this pose I had to make sure that I blogged it. I really can’t say enough good things about the poses I have experience with and even scrolling Jane’s (Space Cadet’s owner) Flickr feed there are many other poses that I wouldn’t mind looking into. As much as I love stores that have name recognition, I also like to show appreciation for other stores who work just as hard but are newer to the grid.

Space Cadet – Anyone Else Couples Pose

  • Bento couples pose
  • Unlinked poses that can be edited to adjust height
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair’s Valentines Pop Up round starting Feb. 07th

The Men Jail is also about to open up for its February round and I’m stoked to be showing you my newest facial hair by REBIRTH. The “Jekyll” beard is essentially a combination of a few different styles wrapped up into one. The style I consider it to be most like is what quite a few people (myself included) call the “Lemmy” named after Motorhead vocalist, the last Lemmy Kilmister. I think that the pose softens the look a little because without my eyes being covered I have an angry disposition but I know that I’m definitely not mad.

The beard comes in two parts so you can leave off the sideburns and rock a “Fu Manchu” and it may not be good to associate with Hulk Hogan these days but he’s the most notable person in pop culture that I can think of who has this type of facial hair. The beard also is accompanied by an omega applier to fill in spots on the face and give a small goatee to add extra flair.

REBIRTH – Jekyll Beard

  • Original mesh
  • 4 different colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • Omega applier for fill in areas of facial hair
  • Coming to The Men Jail Feb. 8th!

The A+ Event still has just over a week to go before it’s inaugural round ends and there’s still time to shop and while there, gentleman, you can take a look at Modulus’ “Don Hair” at the event. It’s a slicked back short style that is best used with a hairbase with shaved sides to give it the best look. When I had long enough hair (I keep it very short these days in the real world) I would often have my hair combed back this way with a little product because of my annoyance of hair being in my face.

Unlike a lot of the styles Modulus has released lately this does not feature any mirrored versions as it does not call for it. It’s a great style that works well for guys who may not favor longer styles.

Modulus – Don Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 hair tone packs with integrated color tinting HUDs
  • 40 tone FATPACK also for sale
  • Exclusive to the A+ Event until 02/16/19

Brenna did a little bit of shopping herself at FaMESHed and came home with the top she has on that is made by VIbing and is named “Neesi”. On her trip she also stopped by Magika and picked up their newest hair release “Thea”. That hair suits her very well and looks great on her but I’ll be considered biased all things considered but it’s just the honest truth.

My outfit (what is viewable in the photo) is all items from my closet and not new or an event exclusive. I really love the collabs that Hermony and Tonktastic do and I am still pretty much in cold weather mode and will be until the season starts to change where Brenna and I live. I don’t see that happening anytime in the foreseeable future which tells me a lot of long sleeved outfits or jackets as part of my style and that’s alright too.

It’s been a few days since my last post so I’m going to wrap this up and leave all of you with both our stylings and possibly make it a shopping date. We go on them sometimes so I know that it is a thing for couples to do when new and exciting items hit events and stores.

It has been wonderful sharing with you as always and I’ll be back again with more fun things so sit tight until then and keep your eyes peeled here. Be kind, be amazing and be yourself…that’s all that you can do!

Kindest regards,

Brennan


POSE: Space Cadet – Anyone Else @ Pose Fair Valentine Pop UpNEW

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Don @ A+ EventNEW
BEARD: Rebirth – Beard Jekyll (Greyscale) @ The Men JailNEW

SWEATER: Tonktastic + Hermony – Crewneck Sweater

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Magika – Thea ✦ NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
SKIN: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Vibing – Neesi @ FaMESHedNEW
JEANS: Blueberry – Tali
SHOES: REIGN – Arianna Sneakers

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[#586] Slow

But it’s you who brought me here
You, through all these years

Grouplove, ♫Slow

Today is the last day for the Pose Fair and I have two posts that before the end of the day that will complete my coverage for the event. Overall I feel like posts I made with the poses have been some of my most inspired work lately. A third (maybe more like half) of my photos have been done with Brenna who has been really helpful in this whole process. In the past I never really did many couples poses because of timing or just ideas but whenever I ask her if she wants to do it there is never a complaint.

We came together to use a pose from a store that I am not familiar with. Lyrium Poses’ “Right Here” is a sweet couples pose that the name could not be better stated. During the process of taking this photo there was no place I wanted to be other than with her and I hope that the finished picture reflects just that. The closeness that this pose depicts really gave me a feeling as if time was standing still.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for future releases from Lyrium now that I know that I like what they’ve put up for sale at the fair.

Lyrium Poses – Right Here

  • Bento enabled couples pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Linked poseballs (can be edited to adjust for avatar difference)
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

My outfit is fairly simple and I combined one of the things from my closet (the “Ethan Tank” by Salt & Pepper and the “Steampunk Skinny Jeans” by Joker’s Asylum). I truly like the work done Joker’s Asylum and have purchased several items from the store in the past and I am friends with the owner so by featuring his work, I am showing my support the best I can. The tank goes well with just about anything and I like that it isn’t one of the thin strapped type of tanktops as in real life they bug me (not sure why but they do).

Brenna has been doing a lot more shopping then I have as of late and I’m kind of slacking when it comes down to it but I’ve been having a good time with some of the clothes I already have. It’s better to show that I still enjoy them instead of just blogging them when they are new and never looking at them again or ultimately tossing them away.

We both did our fair share of shopping at the new A+ event that just opened recently which has a diverse selection of items in just about every genre type you can think of. Her dress, the “Office Dress” by Kaithleens is really nice and is a proper attire with just that little hint of sexy going on. Personally I like that she chose the pink version because as nice as black would have been it would be too plain and dare I say boring.

As I write this it’s pretty late in the evening/early morning for some and I am considering just setting this up to post later in the morning but I am going to throw caution to the wind and get out there and then those who are enjoying their weekend will rise from their sleep and have something to look at. One of the things I enjoyed doing before I became a blogger was to check my favorite sites the moment I settled in at the computer after breakfast (or sometimes lunch).

On that note it is time for me to leave you with the credits to go get some shut eye so I can get started on my final post for Pose Fair. This has been a really fun thing to blog with and I am looking forward to the February “Pop-Up” Valentine’s Edition of Pose Fair to visit more great poses to take pictures of Brenna and I with to put in frames in our home.

Take care until next,

B

P.S. Thank you, Lucky, for allowing us to borrow your home for this photo shoot!!!


POSE: Lyrium – Right Here Couple Pose @ Pose FairNEW

MY STYLE

TANKTOP: Salt & Pepper – Ethan Tank
PANTS: Joker’s Asylum – Steampunk Skinny Jeans

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Runaway – Sue Hair
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access EventNEW
SKIN: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamorous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: Kaithleens – Office Dress @ A+NEW
STOCKINGS: REIGN – Robichaux Stockings
BOOTS: REIGN – Robichaux Boots