[#419] Carry Your Torches

Bring on your forces of nature
Bring on the storm that’s raging
And if you get lost in the shadows
There’s a fire inside you
Be the light that guides you

Torches” – X AmbassadorsListen

This scene was originally meant to be done as a part of my Halloween series but as fate would have it the timing was moved back due to several reasons. I usually post things that are a bit October like all throughout the year as the spirit of it doesn’t confine me to just one month and I firmly believe that.

For this scene I went on location and took my photos at the Stars Hollow In Omnia Paratus, which is maintained by a good friend who has opened it to the public until the 11th of November. If you are looking for a great fall place to take photos and explore then this place is for you. There is even a haunted house section still up for those of you who want to do some post Halloween celebration such as I have. The taxi for this location is below in the credits section.

In this entry there are promotional copies of items provided by Avi-Glam, Cold-Ash, and Go&See. I think putting these items together really set the tone for the overall feeling of the scene and I hope you agree.

The Avi-Glam and Cold-Ash items are available right now at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs through the 15th of November. There are many great items for your closet at the event and I encourage you to invest some time to take a look.

Go&See’s item was a part of The Dark Style Fair 5 which was open until the 4th of November and this entry was in 3/4 stage completion and was meant to be posted before the end of the event to which I sincerely apologize. Things sometimes are out of our control such as this was. I am also providing the taxi below to their store location as event releases are moved to the store within a day or so of the said event ending.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Men Only Monthly as well as new monthly rounds of The Men’s Department and FaMESHed. From some of the previews of items I’ve seen across social media, I’ll be looking to dig into some of them to put my personal spin on.

Thank you to those of you who came to visit the site from wherever you may have seen the link on social media or by word of mouth. I hope to see you again for the next adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRExile: Alternate Ideas
HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESGo&See * Hurt * @ The Dark Style Fair 5NEW (Ends 11/4)

One of the things I can count on when it comes to Go&See when they release a set of eyes is that they are going to be thought out and creative. These Catwa only appliers give the appearance that the wearer has been possibly punched or is suffering from a sort of disease. There are several ways it can be taken. There are four different colors to choose from and excellent for setting up creepy or apocalyptic scenes as well as for use in role-play situations.

FACE⊱ AG. Connor Skin @ M.O.MNEW

Avi-Glam is back with a new face for Catwa heads, which for this I am using Daniel as I believe that is what they had in mind for use with this facial skin. I feel like it has a bit of a youthful ethnic look which is becoming increasingly present in-world as it should. Diversity is what helps everyone have a more unique identity and ensure we are not all looking like robots on an assembly line.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT{COLD-ASH} VINCENT Shirt&Waistcoat @ M.O.MNEW

There are so many good things I could say about this shirt/vest combination but if I did you would check out from all the rambling so I’ll keep it brief. I really had this Van Helsing or Johnathan Harker vibe with this that essentially the scene I photographed is like one of them out in the darkness looking for creatures of the night. The included HUD has 3 different colors for the shirt and 6 different choices for the vest.

One thing I would have done differently (that does not take away from the value of the product) would be to come out with more choices for colors in both the shirt and vest. The product is great even with the lack of more colors and maybe it is better the way it is. Perhaps having too many choices would detract from the product.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP.

PANTS{COLD-ASH} Dean Chinos (Black)
SHOESA&D Clothing -Firenze-

Photo taken @ Stars Hollow


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Aside from wardrobe and setting, one of the most important pieces to the scene was this pose and prop set. The lantern helped set the visual of walking vulnerable in the darkness searching for the unknown a lot easier to take from concept to finality. This was a Fifty Linden Friday item a few weeks ago and I had missed out on it then but the regular price of it when I did purchase was not bad and is definitely something that can be used again in future works.

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[#409] It Was Worth It In The End

We knew we had to leave this town
But we never knew when and we never knew how
We would end up here the way we are

September” – DaughtryListen

As the season is beginning to change you’ll start seeing scenery changes on just about all the fashion blogs out there and there’s nothing wrong with that. I encourage people to use whatever might inspire them and the changing of seasons is one of those things that can help renew the creative juices flowing within our minds. While personally I am not a fan of colder weather I do embrace it every now and again when it gives me something to work with.

Listening to some playlists the other day I came up with the theme for this photo and it really fits considering the title of the song is the month we are actually still in (but not for much longer of course). It also happened that I saw a photo at a sim I always enjoyed taking pics at, The Fall Trace, which I had not kept up with or even thought was still open. Very glad that it is though and there is a taxi for you down in the full credits.

I only have one sponsored item in my look this time and is another color from the “Charm Eyes” by Avi-Glam currently being sold at Shiny Shabby. I feel as though sometimes if you feature more then one color from an eye set it helps consumers make more of a decision on whether or not they want to purchase the product.

Also in this look set are items from The Men’s Department which has a day or so more left before they close up for the beginning of the next round to get set up. I really did managed to bring home a lot of merch from this month’s event and every bit of it has been great to feature in my work.

Events also featured in this entry are the Hipster Men’s Event and a brand new round of Shoetopia (which I was excited to see as there are usually a small but good amount of footwear for us fellas there). As for the Hipster Men’s event, I have since its first round come home with quite a few items. Another reason to look forward to the beginning of a new month!

I’ve taken up enough of your time but I’m glad you’ve come to take a look at my latest adventure but it is time to go begin a new one…a new conversation if you will. Below are the credits as well as some personal thoughts on the newest items in the look.

Onto the next conversation …

HAIR⊱ no.match_ – NO_SNOW @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Even Kit Harrington himself would be impressed with this hair based off of his character on Game of Thrones. This very authentic looking hair is available in several different color packs as well as a variety and Fatpack. Also included is a HUD for a matching hairbase. It comes in a small and large size. I had to take a front and back photo of this to show you how accurate it looks.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea ♯ NEW
EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes – Fatpack @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACE⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ – Andrea 003 @ LeLutkaNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT/VEST⊱ ::K:: Classy Gillet Homme Tan @ TMDNEW

Part one of a separated outfit available for a few more days at The Men’s Department. Shirt and Vest (or Gillet’s as they are also called) combinations are a favorite of mine to have in my virtual closet. There are several Gillet colors to choose from (also available in a Fatpack if you can’t decide on just one) with an included HUD that gives you 6 options to change the color of your shirt to. Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male body wearers can head over to TMD to take a look at this very casual combo.

PANTS⊱ ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Navy @ TMDNEW

So you’ve probably just picked up the Classy Gillet and are thinking “I don’t have any pants to go with this” and then as you are at TMD your eyes wander below to find these excellent pair of cargo’s. With the option to wear them with or without the included belt (which has a HUD to change the color) you are sure to look your best wherever you may be wearing them to, either by themselves or as a complete outfit with the Classy Gillet. These pants are available separately or as a Fatpack and compatible with the same sizes as the Gillet above.

SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- @ ShoetopiaNEW

With the upper and lower part of the body covered, I needed something to cover the dogs as it were and fortunately enough a new round of Shoetopia opened. A&D does a really good job with producing quality clothing and footwear and my eyes feasted upon these monk styled dress shoes and thought they were perfect. Just like any other A&D release if you purchase the full Fatpack you get treated to bonus colors and in this release you get them in the form of both shoe and sock colors. Wearers of Classic avi’s as well as Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male mesh bodies will be able to wear these very slick shoes. They are sure to complement any dressed up look and could even be right for some casual attire situations as well.

Photo Taken @ The Fall Trace


WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #4 (1) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Pose makers Wrong and The Owl collaborate to bring us a pose pack for the Hipster Men’s Event. 4 different poses to choose from that could make for a good photo opportunity with a quality bento enhanced pose. If these two continue to collaborate in the future I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled. Check them out, I encourage you to.

[#362] How Did You Love?

No one gets out alive
Every day is do or die
The one thing we leave behind
Is how do you love…”

How Did You Love?” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

With the tumultuous times in the world today I thought for a moment what it would truly be like if everyone just did their thing and didn’t care about differences that people have all around. I picked the theme of this entry because it really called to me. At the end of the day when it comes time to go on to the next whatever it is we embark upon when our mortal life ends. I think a lot of us would or should think back to how they went through the course of their life. I know personally, I’d want to know that I cared enough about the people around me and gave love (and there’s different kinds of it mind you) to everyone I knew. It’s a little deep but thought provoking all the same.

Now that I’ve gotten the heavy commentary out of the way I have a lot of great things to share with you. Another look at items from The Men’s Department along with things from Cosmopolitan, The Epiphany, The Black Fair, and Bloom.

Modulus has been on a roll lately with making quality skins and the newest item that’s arrived at Bloom is no exception. “Beckett” is available in 6 different tones and has options for eyebrows and new to this product a neck tattoo. I thought that was a great added touch from the normal where you could have eyebrows and a facial hair. This way if you choose to add that you can use your favorite Catwa or Omega applier and also have a neck tat to boot.

I combined this with the “Anders” shape from Reach, which can be found at The Black Fair until the 19th of April. Take a look at their booth if you are not satisfied with this product they have plenty of others that are excellent too.

RIOT has taken a favorite of theirs and given it a re-release for the Bloom event. The “Joseph” Cargo’s have added colors and a new lower lag HUD to make things easier. I was a fan of this product during its initial release so I was happy to hear that it was given a new makeover of sorts. New sizes have been added as well so if the first time around it wasn’t compatible with the body you have, there is nary a doubt that it will fit perfectly now. Also, if you previously purchased this item you can go to the RIOT store and have a new version redelivered to you otherwise you’ll have to head over to the Bloom event where they are exclusive until the event is over.

A&D is one of the brands within the last year or less that has continuously put out great footwear with great fits for mesh bodies such as Absolut-Creation’s “Adam”, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard avatars, and also TMP. At the current round of Cosmopolitan which runs until the 22nd, you still have time to grab up the very casual and stylish “Barcelona” shoes. Of course as you can tell it is another low top design that I absolutely had to have and knowing I could get much use out of it splurged to get the Fatpack so that I could style it in whatever way I wanted. The leather, the cord laces, the soles etc.

There’s been a gacha madness sighted at The Epiphany! The event opened up on the 15th and let me tell you it was quite an adventure to get in just in! I’ve slowly become a fan of using well put together backdrops. It still does not substitute actually finding a location out on the grid but it can sometimes help set a mood. I found that in the SEUL “#scenes” machine. The backdrop I am using is called “Storefront Blanc” and I thought the wall with graffiti on it was a great place to park myself in front of.

Lastly, another item from the Twe12ve event is the “Kai” pose set from Image Essentials. There are 6 different BENTO enabled poses to choose from with mirrors so that if you favor a particular side more you have your choice of what direction you wish to pose in. It also makes me happy that I’m getting to see new male poses from IE especially ones that are BENTO enabled. Gives me a lot more to work with when trying to express myself.

For those of you who celebrated the Easter holiday this past weekend, I hope it was an enjoyable one and that if you had time off that you were well rested. I know that I got some approved relaxation and now I’m back at it once again.

I’ve bent all your ears’ off so I’m going to wrap this up and encourage you to look below to the credits to find the great stores and events to check out the items I’ve featured or any of the other great items you can find at them. Until the next time, as always stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Beckett Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Anders Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Black Fair

BLAZER⊱ L&B Swear – Blazer ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Joseph Cargo Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
SOCKS⊱ ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva Short Socks (#2)
SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Barcelona ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan

CAPLegal Insanity – Ascot Flat Cap – Herringbone

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Storefront Blanc ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

[#338] Just Look At All That Pain

So fake your death
or it’s your blame
And leave the lights on
when you stay
Take off your clothes
and dream that fame
Come on and feel that shame

Fake Your Death” –  My Chemical Romance  ♫Listen

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It seems almost like a lifetime ago that My Chemical Romance announced they were calling it a day as a band. I’d like to say that I consider myself a fan and anytime I get the opportunity to pay homage to a musician or group I jump at it. It seems that a lot of the products in this installment just called out begging to be put together. Let me give you a little insight.

It started out at FaMESHed where I saw the “Napolean” Jacket by Aitui. This was something that easily reminded me of the “Black Parade” era for MCR and one that was probably my overall favorite. Without hesitation I grabbed it to start the ball rolling on putting this look and photo shoot together. The jacket comes in sizes for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP. There are also many other color choices/combinations to choose from and all you have to do is take the taxi down in the credits to check them out.

My next step was to find a hair to match the jacket with the idea I had in mind. That’s when I went to The Men’s Department and found the “Micah” hair from +elua+. It’s a nice short little style that works absolutely great for what I wanted to achieve. It chose to buy the fatpack but used the “Blacks” HUD to find the white color hair that was worn by the frontman of the band, Gerard Way.

Modulus just released the “Griff” and I chose to wear the cream tone as it was the lightest available from the brand. I really like how it looks, strong yet brooding which is the mood that I was looking for. It is available now at their mainstore, I encourage you to check it out or any of their other new skin releases.

The final touches came from items I already had in my closet. The MGmen’s Sven pants were originally at one of the previous rounds of the [SIGNATURE] event. They were the kind of trouser that I knew would fit exactly what I wanted exactly. Lastly I threw on the “Innsbruck” shoes from A&D. I feel like these are ones that I can use because they are versatile as they are a combination of both dressy and casual.

The “Soft Caress” poses recently released by Image Essentials for the Designer’s Showcase had one in particular that I thought was very useful for the feel I was going for with the theme. You might say that it is a pose set that would best be suited for the gals but I made a way to make it work for me as could any gentleman that needs an intricate close-up photo.

It’s time for me to get to work on my next adventure so grab your wallets and take a stroll to these stores and events and find some great items even if they are not ones featured here today. Happy shopping and as always, stay stylish fellas!

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⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ Micah ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ AG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Griff Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW
⊰HANDS⊱ -VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰JACKET⊱ AITUI – Napoleon – the Great Fear ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
⊰PANTS⊱ MGmen’s – Pants Sven (Black)
⊰SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Innsbruck

Photo taken @ Anduril

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IE – Soft Caress (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer’s Showcase

[#331] Hell’s Bells

I’m rolling thunder, pouring rain
I’m coming on like a hurricane
My lightning’s flashing across the sky
You’re only young but you’re gonna die

Hells Bells” –  AC/DC  ♫Listen

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Not long ago, Violetility, made replicas of weapons you see regularly if you are a fan of the show, Supernatural. Well much to my delight and very many other fans, it’s been done again. This time it’s a replica of what most people refer to as “The First Blade” which was a weapon wielded by one of the very first demons, Cain. That’s right, you can now own in-world the very blade that Cain and later Dean Winchester used. But beware as this may cause aggression, violence, and bloodlust. I’m very happy that this was made as I have stated in previous entries, I love the show and when I am able to create photos that are inspired by it that it makes me very happy.

Quite a few of the items used to create this look have made appearances from previous entries such as the Patrol Plaid Shirt by L&B Swear, as well as the “Joe” hair by BURLEY. Also returning are the “Seattle” boots by A&D because they went really well with the product I’m about to tell you about. It helped forge the Dean Winchester look quite well if I don’t say so myself.

At the SIGNATURE Event, A&D Clothing released the “James” jeans. While I am wearing them for the Gianni body as I did get them at the event for that purpose, they are also fitted for Classic (Standard Fitmesh), the Adam body, SLink Physique, and also TMP. Now I know not many people want to buy full packs but let me tell you that doing so for this release would not be a disappointment. Not only do you get 6 colors of jeans you cannot get elsewhere, but the HUD that controls everything has such great options such as belt color, belt buckle color, and also different options for cuffs so if you want to wear different kinds of footwear from shoes to boots you can with ease. Well worth the price in my mind. The SIGNATURE Event is running until the 31st, so you still have time to run and grab these.

MESANGE is at the Cosmetic Fair! The “Madrigal Eyes” are available with 15 different colors and the easy to use HUD that those of you who are fans of this brand know about. Each individual package contains the standard mesh eyes, as well as a HUD for Omega appliers. For those who pick up the BEAUTY PACK, you also get included in the HUD the ability to apply the eyes to Genesis Lab eyes. Lots of value for a high quality product as you can see from the up close view of them.

Also today is the last day of The Crossroads for the January round. Here I am using a pose from the XXY “Wandering” Pose pack. It has five really great static poses to choose from as you can see from the one that I am using.

I have so much more that I want to show you all but time is limited so I must send you off on your shopping expeditions while I continue to work to bring you some really great items and looks from favorite designers and events. Maybe I’ll catch you out there but until then as always, stay stylish fellas! Onto the credits, shall we?

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HAIR[BURLEY] – Joe – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Madrigal Eyes ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmetic Fair
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Brown)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARDMODULUS – Simple Stubble
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRTL&B Swear – Patrol Plaid Shirt
JEANS⊱ A&D Clothing – Pants -James-  ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
BOOTSA&D Shoes – Seattle-

BLADE⊱ Violetility – Blade of Cain ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore

Photo taken at the Devin 1&2 sim.

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XXY – Wandering Pack (2) ≠ @ The Crossroads (Ends Jan. 28th)

[#322] This Impossible Year

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There’s no sunshine
This impossible year
Only black days and sky grey
And clouds full of fear
And storms full of sorrow
That won’t disappear
Just typhoons and monsoons
This impossible year

This Impossible Year” –  Panic! At The Disco    ♬Listen

We’ve exited out of 2016 and rush in 2017 and here’s my latest photo shoot that’s a day or so later than I intended but I still feel the vibe works because the feelings that equate with the turning over of the calendar last for a little bit after the ball drops at midnight on the 31st.

This is sort of my way of celebrating that and even picked up a few decorations for the party for one that you see in the photos. These were provided by the Gacha created by GOOSE for New Year’s Eve. It was originally located at the Cosmopolitan event up until the 31st but I am leaving a taxi to their main location just so you can pick them up if you feel like.

My look this time out consists of a shirt/tie/pants collection from MGmen’s that was originally released at the Signature Gianni event but like with the GOOSE items, in the credits you’ll have a ride to go there and get them. Unlike the decorations this attire could be used for any post celebration you may be at and still make you look like the established gentleman you are after a long night of dancing and living it up.

Lastly, the hairstyle is a recent release from taketomi called Bobby. It has that messy look that you might have after that aforementioned long evening. There are plenty of color options available but I chose to go with the variety pack of natural tones. It’s a very nice, short, style for those of you that want a little length but are not a fan of anything below the ear.

I hope everyone has had a great New Years and that you had a great time. Here’s the credits and as always until next time, keep it stylish fellas!

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HAIRtaketomi – Bobby
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Percy Eyes BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
EYEBROWSClef de Peau: Eyebrows v.30 Black
FACEClef de Peau: Jimmy T2 (GA.EG)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRTMGmen’s: T-shirt Sven – White
TIEMGmen’s: Bowtie Sven – Black
PANTSMGmen’s: Pants Sven – Black
SHOESA&D Shoes -Innsbruck-  FatPack

CIGAR⊱ [Yohar] Cigar ≠ @ Marketplace

DECORGOOSE: New Year’s Eve Gacha

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SLC – Just Stand (5)

[#316] Welcome To Your Life

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We’re back in business
You’re such a big mess
But I love you
Yeah, I love you!

When is there not newness out there on the grid? With all the events happening in December it’s truly a task to try to keep up with everything, everyone, especially with the holidays. With that said, there are some goodies I have here for you today that you are not going to want to miss so let me break all of this down for you gentleman.

You may or may not have heard that Signature, who is the creator of the GIANNI mesh body and recently the mesh head to accompany it, have an event for items related to their mesh products. Some of the top designers on the grid have contributed items to this event and today I give you just a little taste of what is available.

Avi-Glam has released their first skin for the Signature Gianni head named “Julian”. With 6 different tones to choose from there is no doubt you’ll find the right one.

Speaking of Avi-Glam, they’ve updated and re-released their Serene eyes to now include 30 different options from the original 12. If you haven’t picked these up yet, I suggest you do! There’s a different choice for whatever mood/look you happen to want when the moment arises.

{Cold-Ash} is also a part of this event and they have released the SHERMAN Sweater. With a HUD filled with many options, you have several choices to make this one of your easy to go to winter options in your closet.

TMD is also back and I have two different items both from Modulus. One is the Lou Hair, which you can buy colors individually or in a Fatpack for more than one option. Also available to compliment it is the Jax Hairbase which comes in the same color options and also has a Fatpack available.

Now that you know just some of what’s available at both of these great events, there’s no time like the present to jump right on over there. As always shuttles to the events can be found below in the credits.

Until the next time, keep it stylish fellas!

sectionheaders_tlv5HAIR⊱ Modulus – Lou Hair – FatPack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – Jax Hair Base – FatPack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.1
EYESAG. Serene Eyes (Moor) – Fatpack *UPDATED*
FACE⊱ AG. Julian Skin – Fatpack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SWEATER⊱ {COLD-ASH} SHERMAN Sweater ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
JEANSL&B Swear Salvage Cuffed Jeans Fatpack
SHOESA&D Shoes -Seattle-  FatPack

BACKDROPRAMA – #selfie_RAMA Gallery Setout

Item is part of a Gacha

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sectionheaders_tiv5Welcome To Your Life” –  Grouplove     ♬Listen