[#382] Hollywood

This Hollywood won’t break me
I said, Hollywood don’t shine as bright
And I am not a supernova
Imploding into the night…
Into the night

Hollywood” –  Lukas Rossi  ♫Listen

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It’s not very often that I get a chance to feature something from one of the events that I love to hate and hate to love. That’s right, I finally have some items from the June round of The Arcade just in time to give you fellas a chance to get there before it closes on the 30th.

Genesis Lab has a machine there filled with various smoking accessories but also two Bento mesh heads, Flor and Ethan that are two of the RARE items inside the machine. The machine also consists of facial skins for the heads but does not come with body skins but fear not if you are the owner of any of the body appliers from Bold & Beauty then you can use them to match things up. Even if you don’t have any and you like the head and skin enough, you can find them HERE.

Normally I don’t go into much detail about what inspires the imagery of my photos and let the picture do the talking as I just provide information about the products I’m using and thoughts about them. However, I felt a bit more compelled to talk a little more about it. I was exploring the Rainy Alley sim that I used in my last work and found another spot I liked so well that I thought I’d come back again and do another scene. Sometimes I have an idea for a song to use as a soundtrack beforehand and other times I don’t, which is the case here. I started to listen to some tunes that I hadn’t thought about for a long time. Along came “Hollywood” by Lukas Rossi. It fit the scene because it tells a tale of a musician who’s coming down off of the rush of fame because their pride was more important than becoming a puppet to the politics of music and the suits that run the record companies. So the scene suggests that the person is happier playing in front of few or no one than to be compromised to be someone they are not just to play in arenas and large crowds.

To compliment the scene I went with leather pants made by Pee Bee McMillan, which I am wearing with my Gianni body. The package also comes with sizes for Adam, Aesthetic, SLink, Standard, and TMP. I believe they have also just updated them to also fit Belleza Jake as well. These leather pants are great for living out your rock n roll fantasies or if you’re big into the goth scene or just have that dark and brooding personality; it works for just about everything you could think of.

I also went and dug into my closet and accessorized the leather jeans with the “Boston” boots by A&D clothing. They definitely go well with them and add to overall rocker look that I was going for. Which I feel like I nailed down well enough.

The pose I used is not a marketplace item as the designer is no longer active but still has his items for sale on the MP. HISpose put out a set that goes well with a microphone stand called “HISmic” which was perfect for the setup I configured. I really liked this set and many of the others that HISpose created so it is much to my dismay that he no longer is active in creating poses. I can only wonder what HISpose would release now that we are in the age of bento?

Be sure to grab demos while you are at these stores and events which of course you can find transportation to down below in the full style credits. I look forward to bringing another look to you very soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HEAD⊱ Genesis Lab – Ethan RARE ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
FACE⊱ Genesis Lab – Ethan (3+9) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Strawberry Singh – Ethan ♯ Marketplace

PANTSPBM Mens [Leather Pants]
BOOTSA&D Shoes -Boston-

Photo Taken @ Rainy Alley

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HISpose – HISmic ♯ Marketplace

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[#371] But The Gun Still Rattles…

And I don’t want a never ending life
I just want to be alive while I’m here
And I don’t want to see another night
Lost inside a lonely life while I’m here

Spirits” –  The Strumbellas  ♫Listen

One of the things I enjoy is doing photo shoots on location. It is one of those things where the ambience of the chosen place can be the difference between a good photo and a great photo. Sometimes for whatever reason sims close and leave a giant whole in the blogger photo taking experience. When I heard the news that Ironwood Hills was closing (where I’ve taken quite a few photos in the past) I knew it would create a void for me personally. However, not too long after the announcement they had found a way to remain open but they were going to be doing some things around the land. Ironwood Hills is now back open to the public and has been for a while but this is my first time returning and I was quite happy to visit there and find a nice spot to snap at.

As you might have seen in previous blog entries, TMD is chock full of great items but for me I’ve managed to purchase quite a few skins from the event. For this look I’m wearing the “Sam” skin from Clef de Peau. It is for the Catwa Head family which right now only consists of Daniel but coming soon will be the Stanley BENTO mesh head on the 15th of this month at the ULTRA event. The package includes the applier as well as the eyebrow shape and two body shapes (one for Daniel and one for the new Stanley). Also if you are the owner of the Absfab body appliers for Gianni, you can go to the CdP main location and pick up an updated version with the “tight” body applier.

The facial hair I’m wearing comes from the [GA.EG] brand and can be found at their main store. “Razor Blade” is just as it’s described, it’s a chin strap style beard with sharp points on both sides of the jaw and one right in the middle of the chin with a small bit of upper lip hair. The version I have is compatible with omega applier enabled products.

As I may have mentioned previously, Reach has three different items for you at The Dark Style Fair 4. In addition to the two shapes for sale, they have a tattoo called “Steam Machine” which has various images for you to enhance your avatars epidermis. At first I thought by the name it would be more of a tattoo in the “steampunk” genre but with what I know of it, which I will admit is very little, I do not believe there is a correlation. The product includes two different applier HUDS: one for [SIGNATURE] Gianni and one simply for any Omega applier enabled bodies.

For my hair in this look I decided to get a little creative after I saw an ad for the Beausy standard group gift, which is the “Delilah” hair with a HUD for naturals tone. While yes this may be a hair that was created for females in mind, it can easily be worked to work for us fellas as well. There’s nothing lost heading to the store and just joining the group for free and picking it up. It’s a nice shoulder length hair that really could be almost though of as unisex.

Some time has passed since I did a “Marketplace pick” so let’s welcome that back for this post. When I was scouring for some bento poses which still are not as common as they should be, I stumbled upon the work of Reve Obscura. Not only are the poses in her store well done but they are quite affordable where you might want to look at what else is being offered and stock up! I am using the “Shots” pose which some might be familiar with and I’m not embarrassed to admit this is most commonly associated with professional wrestler Jeff Hardy.; in a way is who I styled my look after for this photo session.

Honorable mentions for this look are the returning “Destruction” jeans by L&B Swear as well as the “Ardor Eyes” by Avi-Glam.

Now that you know just about everything that went into this look you can take transportation to the stores and events featured here and while you are at it, go take a look at Ironwood Hills. It is a sight to behold and if you are someone who likes to role-play there are always people around that might be interested in participating. Thanks again for checking in and I’ll see you again. Until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRBeausy – Delilah ♯ Standard Group Gift
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Ardor Eyes *Updated*
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Sam (T2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BEARD[GA.EG] Beards – O-BE05 Razor Blade – Omega Applier
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOO⊱ Reach – Steam Machine Tattoo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4

JEANS⊱ L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
SHOESA&D – Innsbruck

Taken @ Ironwood Hills


!R.O!* 2 Shots BENTO Pose ♯ Marketplace