[#531] I’ll Carry You

But you gotta hold on
You gotta be strong
Right here with me if it all goes wrong
To keep you from harm
Away in my arms
Steer you away from the storm

David Cook, ♫Carry You

For some people Autumn has arrived and for others it is approaching (there is a bit of a latent summer happening in my part of the woods). I thought that I might take one of the poses that is a part of Pose Fair and put it to good use as I visited Netherwood once again. I wasn’t sure if the wonderful sim was going to be around much longer so I did not want to waste another moment going there and getting this really intimate moment photographed.

Ardent Poses has several couples poses as a part of Pose Fair and they are all equally wonderful but I chose “Don’t Let Go” because it gelled with the soundtrack I chose for this blog post. Maybe I’m not exactly carrying but I am holding my lady close so that must count for something right? Plus I feel my main visual shot has elements from the song in it as well.

Ardent Poses Don’t Let Go features:

  • 2 person bento pose (bento viewer required to use properly)
  • Two different versions included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st

RKKN (a project from Keon Xenga of RK Poses Fame) has released a really great three-piece outfit at the September round of the Man Cave but as the event is now gearing up for October, I still wanted to wear this and knew this was the right setting to go with. I like the casual look of the shirt and how it tucks in nicely into the jeans along with the added waist shirt (one of my favorite accessories back in the grunge era).

I had to choose the colors that I thought suited me best because as much as I wanted to go crazy and get all the colors from each set, being a blogger on a budget made it not in the cards but the outfit I put together is not only me but I something I feel looks good on me and also in this photo.

One of the events I like because of the cultural aspect of it and also that fact that it has such cool things for sale, NEO Japan is something that everyone should check out even if you do it just to browse (but I can almost guarantee that you’ll leave with at least one thing); I’m also excited that Modulus the official hair of These Conversations Kill has a new release at the event.

“Ray” is an ear length hair with a small little spacing in the off center part of the forehead which with the provided mirroring hairs you can choose from left or right where you want the slight part to go. I decided to wear browns for this photo because it fit the autumn sort of feel of the scene because black did not feel right and blonde would get lost and possibly washed out.

All in all another solid effort on the part of Modulus to keep their hair game on point (as people say these days).

Modulus Ray Hair features:

  • 100% original Alpha Nex-Gen mesh
  • 5 different color HUDS with built in color picker for added customization
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ NEO Japan until October 21st

Sometimes I run a bit long with my words if there’s a lot of featured items but with there only being two in this blog entry it will be an easy one to wrap up. If you get the chance to take a trip to Netherwood to explore I definitely implore you to do so as it is one of my favorite locations that I’ve shot plenty of scenes at during one point or another and with the scare of it possibly having shut down recently you never want to risk missing out on something wonderful.

Below is a taxi to Netherwood and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and without any further hesitation here is the style credits. Until our paths cross once more, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Netherwood


POSE: Ardent Poses – Don’t Let Go @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Ray Hair @ NEO JapanNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: RKKN – Remi’s Shirt (Beige)
WAIST SHIRT: RKKN – Remi’s Waist Shirt (Plaid A4)
JEANS: RKKN – Remi’s Pants (Dark Grey)
SHOES: RKKN – Streetwear Sneakers

:: What She’s wearing ::

HAIR: TRUTH – Makena

SHIRT: ISON – Yso Tied Shirt
PANTS: ISON – Livie Jeans

[#501] Way Down In Kokomo

Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go to get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Beach Boys, ♫Kocomo♫

While it might be nice to take a tropical vacation somewhere in reality, the best thing I can do is achieve that in the virtual world without spending nearly as much money and not have to worry about getting on a plane since that would probably be a fun task (much akin to Mr. T’s character in the A-Team). There’s a lot to cover in the next couple weeks so by the time I am finished I just may find my way back to the beach for a little bit of deserved R&R.

Pose Fair is back for it’s July round and let me tell you that when I start seeing poses come in I get pretty excited to see what kind of things I can do with the creations that the talented pose makers and their brands have created for the event. I’m starting out with a gacha pose set from Ardent Poses and one of the things that I do different is that I blog common items because sure RARES are the thing that everyone wants but in my mind is they are harder to get most times and by featuring one that might be easier to obtain it might give someone an idea for a photo of their own.

Here is the key for all the poses/props included in the Ardent Poses – Summer Photobooth Gacha

ArdentPoses - Summer Photobooth Gacha

Modulus has released a hat/hair combination that I felt was perfect for this scene because it really goes well with the rest of what I picked for my “vacation” outfit. “Ben” is what I would consider a pork-pie hat that has a row of locks peaking out from under it and for this entry I used the Monochromes version which deviates from my usage of the browns but back when I started blogging my hair was always black so this is a bit of a call back to those times. This item is available right now at the equal10 event until the 5th of July so time is coming fast for you to be able to grab this before the event ends and it is moved to the mainstore location.

Pose Fair runs until the end of the month so you have until the 31st of July to find all the things you might need for your blogging or photography needs.

Modulus – Ben Hair features:

  • 40 hair colors to choose from (via 5 color HUDs)
  • 5 different hat textures (included in texture HUD)
  • Resizable
  • Integrated tinting in HUD for added customization
  • Available @ Equal10 until July 5th

Recently I learned that the Signature Event was back after a long break and it’s been a while since I really bothered with buying clothes for the body but considering when you look at the money involved in purchasing something such as a body I definitely want to make the most of it so it doesn’t feel like I’ve wasted funds on something that I rarely use.

With that said I went to the event hoping to find something to go along with the Chuck Size “Benjamin” shorts that I’ve featured in other posts. My thoughts were leaning towards a Hawaiian type shirt and wouldn’t you know that the moment I walked in there staring me in the face was a dual shirt combo (the outer shirt was a tropical type design and the inner was a tanktop). Shopping trips like this are the best when you can find something right away and get back home to put it on and get to work. At this point my outfit was complete as I intended to do an above the knee shot which wouldn’t require footwear and also I would be on a beach (no shoes, no problem!)

HEVO – Revere Floral (TEAL) features:

  • Includes HUD to change inside shirt (11 colors)
  • Sizes for both Signature Geralt and Gianni bodies
  • Available @ The Signature Event until July 20th

With so many new products and events coming there will be plenty for me to do this month so check back to see what else is new on the grid; The Men Jail is also fast approaching so there will be some fun stuff from that event as well as The Men’s Department which is always a fave of mine. Until our paths cross once again take a peak at the credits and also take a trip to Splash Beach where I shot this photo and have a beach day of your own!

Onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Splash Beach


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Ben Hair ✦ NEW @ equal10 (06/1007/05)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Hevo – Revere Floral – Teal ✦ NEW @ Signature Event (07/0107/20)
SHORTS: Chuck Size – Benjamin Shorts ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Ardent Poses – Summer Photobooth Gacha – Coconut Drinks (Male) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/0107/31)

[#481] So Kiss Me

Kiss me out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress.

Sixpence None The Richer, ♫Kiss Me

Once again I am going outside of my norm by dusting off the lady version of myself and I’m sure there’s a joke in there about me getting in touch with my feminine side but we can save all that for later. I’m starting to branch out a little bit and maybe slightly abandoning the “strictly male” blog label in exchange for allowing myself to have the ability to create things and not limit myself.

Maybe I’m more of just a fashion/lifestyle/art blogger.

You might think that I’d get annoyed when friends, family or fellow bloggers send me items they’ve played from a Gacha machine that they don’t want but honestly it gives me a chance to see what I can do from another perspective. When I received the Serenity Style “Choiboy Cloud Backdrop” I knew that there wasn’t anything that I’d likely be able to figure out to do with it for myself. That’s when I put on the old thinking cap and started brainstorming and remembered there was a really great swing pose and prop from Ardent Poses at the Pose Fair right now and my plan was taking off.

“Hanging By A Moment” is a gacha that contains 10 poses (8 commons and 2 RARES) and features a flowered porch swing (or it could just be a swing placed just about anywhere as you can see from my photo. Normally you would think blogging the RARE would have been my aim but I’m sure it’s probably been done ad nauseum by other bloggers so I took the road less traveled and went with one that I thought looked cute (yes I said the word cute).

Coming up with an outfit was something I though could be difficult but the fact remains and it has pretty much always been that females have the corner of the market of everything in-world so really all that was needed was to take a look through events and their shopping guides and I’d find what I wanted…which was to be very simple and down to earth, sweet if you will.

I find it amusing that it takes me longer to put things together for Brena (yes I decided it would be easier if I stopped constantly referring to her as female me or fembot and also it’s a play on my name so it works and is also a good song by A Perfect Circle). I worked with a few different hairs but was not catching the right vibe and then I went to The Epiphany because I had my sights set on the RARE “Macaron” Hair from Navy+Copper. It only took a few plays to win it thankfully but it was worth it for having color choices to choose from as it was the Fat Pack.

It was also the right length that I wanted without getting in the way of anything or digging into her like the previous hairs I tried had.

3/4 of the outfit was complete and all I needed was a dress that would go with the idea of the swing which had flowers entwined into it, which reminded me of the latest creation from Apple May Designs currently at Collabor88 called “Country Girl”. One thing that makes things easier when I’m styling Brena is that just about every designer on the planet creates clothes for Maitreya so I will likely never have to worry about finding something to wear for her as opposed for myself not everyone makes clothing for the Belleza male body all the time.

As I said the contrasts between these two worlds is there and many people realize it but at the same time many do not or prefer to be blissfully oblivious to it.

Now that I’ve done two solo blog posts with just Brena in them, I feel more confident that I can do that from time to time when ideas and items that appeal to me that I’d like to feature her for is possible; it also gives me a chance to do poses that I might not have done in the past that involves a more couples feel. That way there won’t be any missed opportunities or chances to visually post ideas that have circled my brain.

That is all I have for this blog post, remember that you have until the 30th to get to Pose Fair to check out Ardent Poses and until the 6th of May to get to Collabor88 to check out all the things they have to offer.

Until our paths cross again, on to the next conversation…


HAIR: Navy+Copper – Macaron Fat Pack RARENEW @ The Epiphany
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Lara Hurley – Cindy (Milky) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

DRESS: Apple May Designs – Country Girl (Hawaii) ✦ NEW @ C88
BRACELET: Izzie’s – Assorted Beads Bracelet (Female)

BACKDROP: Serenity Style – ChoiBoy Cloudy Backdrop

POSE: Ardent Poses – Hanging By A Moment #4 ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair