[#478] Mister Lover Lover

Give me your digits, jot down your address
I’ll bet you confess
When you put me to the test

Shaggy, ♫Boombastic♫

With spring not quite yet being spring, I thought I would brighten up these pages with a little sunshine type inspiration and I know that I’ve achieved that with the help of the newest creation from Bakaboo. The “Summer Coat” and “Signature Pants” that have just recently hit the racks at On9 are just the thing that will kick those weather related feelings out the door.

Ocean Blackthorne has a command of unique design and color combinations which is what I admire most about his creations. I know that when I put them on I feel a bit more energetic and pumped up. The suit jacket and pants are sold separately and come in three colorways (Ocean, Sunrise which I am wearing, and Sunset) and are standard sizes XS-XL which with the right alpha cuts will work with any body (unless you are built like a tank).

Choosing which set I was to wear was simpler than I could have ever imagined as I know that most people would pick either Ocean or Sunset (blue and red based respectively) but I really had my eyes set on Sunrise (which is a golden yellow base) because it just brightened the whole idea of what I was going for a look and doing my best to be ethnically diverse (and hopefully I didn’t fail at it).

The Pose Fair is still going strong and as an official blogger one of the things I like is that they want us to focus not just on the brands that are sponsoring the event but also the pose stores that you may or may not have heard of and draw attention to them as well which it is my pleasure that as a first for me I am using a pose from the “Classic Male” set by Mouni Poses. There are 6 poses in the set that would definitely make for good photography whether it be a part of a scene or if you are just shooting a profile picture, you can’t go wrong either way.

With the way I am posing you can definitely see that this guy is a true love machine (I couldn’t think of anything better and I thought that might get a laugh out of those who know me so what the heck right?)

On social media I’ve been hyping up wanting to go to the NEO Japan event which is in it’s final week of its very first round; I hope that it is doing well enough that we see another one. I have yet to go there but I will be doing so over the next few days to get my retail on but before I do that I wanted to make sure that I was able to show one of the latest Modulus hairs off.

“Alik” is a hair that feels as though it’s got a bit of product in it to get it to stand up just right and has just a bit of fly-away tufts at the temple area. The style of hair gave me the idea for doing an Asian style look that I feel like I have seen on perhaps a pop star or a celebrity of some sort and that was the mindset that I was working with as I started to build an idea.

For those not familiar with the Modulus brand (and I hope you would be by now because they are a part of many big events and continue to be added to more), there are 25 colors of hair within 5 different color HUDS, and you can get them all together which saves you some dollars if you can’t quite pick a color. On top of that each color HUD has integrated tinting as well to give you even more choices.

Lately when it comes to my face and skin I haven’t really changed it much (a departure from how I did things in the past as I would buy skins like they were going out of style). I found myself and a skin that I felt I was more like what I felt represented me (aside from blogging brand partner skins which is never an issue because I enjoy them and challenging myself to make great visuals with them). For this blog entry as I previously said I decided to go with an Asian flair and to aid me with that is the creator of my nearly every day face, LV Designs.

“Shin” is a face I would consider to be somewhere in the middle of the road, not overly masculine but not overly effeminate either and goes along with Stray Dog’s 01 body tone (for those of you who like to do that matching thing y’know). It is for CATWA heads (Daniel in particular even though I would have expected it to work better on Dino but I didn’t like how it looked) and has a brow and no brows option for those of you who may have a favorite type of eyebrow that you do not want to give up.

To top things off I also found myself strolling through the Shoetopia event which had a lesser male presence then I would have liked (note to creators…dudes by shoes too, especially this one) but I did find at least one silver lining…

Deadwool released a new pair of dress shoes for the event and I could not resist even though I tried with all my might not to leave there with the FATPACK but the little voice inside of me won out in the end and honestly I’m glad I did because there are so many different options and ways to color your shoes that you can wear any kind of suit and match these up with them and the best part is you don’t have to worry about socks because they are built in and can be turned on and off.

The Deadwool oxfords are fitted for Belleza, Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and SLink, there is also a fit for Maitreya for the gals out there; and an unrigged version for those who have bodies that I have not listed (but definitely try the demo out before you fork over any moolah).

We’ve reached that part of the blog where I lead you to the credits so that you can get your shop on and enjoy the rest of your day or evening whichever the case may be. I still have plenty of things I want to share so it will likely be back to the lab (which is either my platform or my kitchen depending on how things go haha). While you are at it, go check out Seraphim and see what events are going and make a day of shopping with friends or family and it’s Friday so there’s always FLF!!!

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ New Babbage


HAIR: Modulus – Alik Hair – Blonds ✦ NEW @ Neo Japan
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Shin Tone 01 ✦ NEW
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SUIT JACKET: BakaBoo – Baka Summer Coat S2 – Sunrise ✦ NEW @ On9
PANTS: BakaBoo – Baka Signature Pants S2 – Sunrise ✦ NEW @ On9

POSE: Mouni Poses – Classic Male ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair

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[#464] Sharp Dressed Man

Top coat, top hat,
I don’t worry ’cause my wallet’s fat.
Black shades, white gloves,
Lookin’ sharp and lookin’ for love.

Sharp Dressed Man♫ – ZZ Top

This blog entry would be more appropriately titled “Sharp Dressed Men” considering I happen to be collaborating with a long time friend of mine who I’m finally getting the chance to work with. It is my first time collaborating with Lucky Spiritor in this medium but after some time away he’s back and ready to do some great visual work and I truly believe that (or I wouldn’t be saying it).

I feel very fortunate to be working with him and I know that this won’t be the last time we’ll be putting our heads together to work on photos; and you can check out his version at his website, LuckySpiritor.com.


Very recently I was invited to be a member of the Bakaboo clothing brand by the owner/creator himself, Ocean Blackthorne. I’ve had interactions with him through social media and have found him to be a really cool person and one I enjoy talking to so I was very honored to be asked to join the brand. I am joining Lucky as we are both a part of the team and the latest release “Baka Couture Tuxedo 2” which you can find right now at the Swank event is what inspired us to do this for our first collaboration together.

To say a little bit more about the Bakaboo brand itself if I were asked about it, I would say that it is a unique brand with lots of different patterns and very colorful attire. That is what drew me to them in previous blog posts that I have done because I like things that are not your usual suit or basic shirts and jean outfits (even though I love those too). As an ambassador for this brand I will make sure I do my very best to represent it the best that I can.

Lucky and I played off of one another as the suit comes in 3 different styles: Aaron (which is white with back embellishments), Markski (which is black with white embellishments) and Ocean (which is a blue base with color embellishments). It comes in separate pieces that include shoes with socks, pants, and jacket/shirt as well as bow tie accessory. The suit fits standard sizing fits (XS-XL) but works well with both the Belleza (what I’m wearing) and SLink (what Lucky is wearing).

Skin Fair has been pretty good to me this year as two of my brand partners are participating with creations and I found myself trying out and eventually buying the newest male CATWA head, Skell. I feel like it has a very European feel to it with some very nice features that made my primary skin by LV Designs look just as good as the Daniel head does; I’ll certainly be playing around with it more (and growing my eyebrows back!)

Men Only Monthly is the event that you can pick up the “Dandy” pose by WRONG & The Owl. When we started to plan for this shoot I knew this was definitely the right fit for the idea we were going to eventually go with and I’ve really been enjoying the work that these two brands do together as well as individually. It’s great that there is parity between pose creators because you can find just about anything for what you come up with in your head.

For this entry I decided to just stick with one shot just to test some things and try to do something a little different (much like I did with my face and hair). It’s not very often that I go browless for a look but I thought that with a unique outfit I should change it up some. That is also why I decided to go back to one of my more interesting hairstyles as well, which happens to be the “Jason” hair by the Yuth brand. I have the blacks pack so I decided to go with a grayer/white hair that is not my usual style either.

After conferring with a few different people I think that I could try some different things because I tend to fall into habits and it’s not something I want to be associate with or fall into being a “one trick pony” as it could be referred to as. I hope that this page shows some different looks and focus more on just a few products then trying to throw a million things together at once just because it’s easier to do.

We’ll see how it all goes but I am very appreciate of the support that I’ve been receiving lately (it means a great deal to me). Alas it is time to wrap this one up so I can get back to the planning stages for what might come next as I do have some ideas and things I want to try out. My credits are going to be listed below but if you’re interested in anything that Lucky might be utilizing, check out his site at LuckySpiritor.com for all his details/credits.

Onto the next conversation…


 

HAIR: Yuth – Jason (BLK)
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

COMPLETE SUIT: Bakaboo – Baka Couture Tuxedo 2 (Aaron) ✦ NEW @ Swank

DESK SET: (epia) – Executive’s Desk Set

POSE: WRONG & The Owl. Dandy ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly

[#413] Sympathy For The Devil

Just as every cop is a criminal
and every sinner is a saint
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer

Sympathy For The Devil” – The Rolling StonesListen

You might call this my first foray into October theme blogging but it’s not my usual creepy type work but I think I’m saving that for deeper in the month before Halloween but rest assured it is coming. I’ve been use the song choice for this entry as a theme for a while but just couldn’t figure out the right time and place for it but it seems now I have.

For this scene I combined a bit of new items, items I’ve used previously, and things that are recent but not new enough to be given that distinction.

In a second straight entry, I put together several pictures besides my main storytelling photo to give different angles along with close-ups of items that aren’t as clearly seen (which I do to give you a better idea what they look like) so it might help you make a better informed decision on whether or not you may purchase an item.

Sponsors for the blog that are being featured in this post are Avi-Glam and two different items from Go&See. Events that I’ve been to with items being shown here include Shiny Shabby, Men Only Monthly, and The Men’s Department.

In summary I think that I put together a pretty good look that would befit the “Prince of Darkness” and make a pretty handsome devil (I got jokes I know!)

Before I put this entry to bed, just to let all of you know the Men Only Monthly event will close for the current round on the 15th of October so you still have a few days to check it out to see what’s available. Shiny Shabby will also close their current round on the same day which gives you an opportunity to grab a friend or your significant other or whoever you might want to take with you and make a day of shopping.

For those of you that are reading thanks for stopping by and joining me on this adventure or any of my previous others that I’ve been on. I hope that you continue to follow this space as I continue to grow. Now that you’ve patiently waited through my rambling, here are the credits and I bid you adieu for now.

On to the next conversation…

HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Late Hair
HEADCATWA – Stanley

This head has been around a while but this is my first time using it for a scene. Stanley has a more rugged look to him with certain skins and shapes and I’ve been known more for having looks that were less defined. I do certainly like the possibilities of combinations I can work with in the future so I consider this to be a successful experiment.

EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACE⊱ Go&See * Christian * @ M.O.MNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPEGo&See * Stan * Shape

As with using the head for the first time, I am using this shape which was created with Stanley in mind. I also combined it with the newest skin in the Go&See lineup which is at Men Only Monthly. I think it is a great combination and a little different from the majority of looks I go with but doing different things is a challenge that I’ll gladly accept.

JACKETBakaboo – Baka Yakuza Suit – Color B

If you like diverse style as I do then Bakaboo is definitely a brand to keep an eye on. Creator Ocean Blackthorne’s approach at fashion is quite different from anything I’ve experienced. I’ve had my eye on the brand for a while and finally seeing this suit (which is sold separately from the trousers) I knew that I had feature it. Keep in mind that it is classic sizes (XS-XL) but with alpha cuts I am wearing the M size and I think it looks great.

PANTSBakaboo – Baka Yakuza Pants – Color B

The second half of this ensemble and what more can I say that I haven’t already said. The whole outfit together certainly gives a new dimension to formal wear as far as suits are concerned. It’s certainly not plain by any means and definitely draws attention. The sizes are the same as with the suit jacket (XS-XL) and should work with most normal male mesh bodies but try a demo first just to be on the safe side.

SHOES⊱ SEMLLER – SLIP ON @ TMDNEW

Normally I do not write anything about item’s I have previously featured but I did receive an updated version today which changed the layout of the HUD but there are not any new features or colors added.

WINGS⊱ .::Arkan::. Bento Wings + Fitmesh ♯ Marketplace

What better than a pair of wings for a fallen angel? These bento animated wings come with a HUD giving you five color choices so that you’re able to pick what best suits your mood. I like how detailed this product is and it was easy to time my shots with the animations so that made it a lot easier to work with. If you are into fantasy or role-play I’d recommend you check this out as I am very impressed.

BACKDROP[ ISUKA ] Inbetween Backdrop

I needed a darker type background and I know ISUKA is one of my go to brands for backdrops. This stairway and hall combination was perfect for the scene I set up. If you are looking for something great to shoot a picture with there are a variety of different backdrops available at their store. Give them a look and see how your photography can be inspired.


<K&S> Fearless. Bento Poses 1 (3 / 1)

This pose set was originally for sale at the Hipster Men’s Event last month. I couldn’t really find an idea or inspiration where I could use these so I set them aside for when I could. K&S is a brand that I’ve been following for quite a while and have used a small but fair amount of their poses. I always seem to find something from them to use.