[#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).

[#327] I Am Stronger

I can’t believe in you any longer
I am stronger…stronger than you

Stronger” –Β  Through FireΒ  β™«Listenβ™«

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In case you haven’t heard the exciting new, there’s another new mesh Bento head out on the market. That’s right, newly released this week comes the “Daniel” head by Catwa. Many of the fans of the Catwa head have been wanting this ever since the announcement of the Bento Project. I’m not going to go all fanboy on this because I’m a casual Catwa fan having purchased their first ever male mesh head which I did enjoy using, but I do like to try out other things. With the new Daniel head being modifiable by shape sliders it will give an fresh look at the brand all thanks to the technology fueled by Bento.

The head comes with basic animations and comes with a $5,000 price tag. It has 2 layers a piece for hairbases, eyebrows, make-up and tattoos so there’s a lot of customization at your disposal. It is Omega Compatible so you can use your favorite non Catwa appliers for your face and also for the rigged eyes that are included in the pack. The eyes also are compatible with the Catwa Eyes HUD if you’ve previously purchased this.

As for animations, like stated before, there are the basics just like the previous head releases. You can get more information about this product at the Catwa website which you can find HERE.

To go with this exciting new product, I have more exciting news. Chucky Hollak of MODULUS (formerly Fruk) has gone back to his roots. That’s right, MODULUS under the moniker M | Bare has just released the “Milo” skin and “Emil” body appliers. This excellent skin comes in 6 tones (Beige, Cream, Nude, Peru, Sand, and Tan) and has an option for using build in brows or browless so you can use your favorite style or brand. Both the skin and the body are available at ULTRA which is currently open and also at the SIGNATURE Event which starts on January 20th.

Men Only Monthly starts once again on the 20th as well and Avi-Glam will be releasing the Ardor Eyes. There are 6 colors to choose from and you can get them in Standard, Mesh, and Omega applier formats. I enjoy switching eye colors for different things but this go round I went with a color similar to my own real ones, which is blue. As you can see in the close-up they are very striking. Included in the HUDs for the Mesh and Omega styles are options for small, medium, and large pupils; standard eyes also have each of these options.

I decided for this particular outing I was going to go with the tough and badass approach. A while back DECO released biker attire that I thought was very cool but just hadn’t found inspiration to use until now. The Outlaw series comes separate with a Vest/Shirt, Jeans, and Boots combination. The Vest has an option to wear it with and without the shirt as well as to create your own specific MC patches. The jeans have several colors to choose from and have a wallet chain attached for added badassery. The boots also have several different colors available and you can wear a full version of them or just the bottom part of the foot to work with the jeans or any pants you may have in your closet that are cut specifically to wear with boots.

Lastly, what tough guy would be complete without a tough looking dog? Amitie released a set of poses complete with a stern looking puppy to show those around you that you don’t play well with others.

That is all that I have for you this time, there are plenty of new events just starting or that have already started so I need to get out there so I can cover them here just for you. As always…until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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⊰HAIR⊱ MINA – Waylon
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) β‰  NEW @ Mainstore
⊰EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Blue) β‰  NEW @ M.O.M
⊰FACE⊱  Modulus – Milo (Cream)Β  β‰  NEW @ ULTRA & SIGNATURE EVENT
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰VEST⊱ DECO – Outlaw Vest
⊰JEANS⊱ DECO – Outlaw Jeans (Leather)
⊰BOOTS⊱ DECO – Outlaw Boots (Black)

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