[#500] It’s Where My Demons Hide

They say it’s what you make
I say it’s up to fate
It’s woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can’t escape this now
Unless you show me how

Imagine Dragons, ♫Demons

In less than a week, America will be celebrating Independence Day and there will be celebrations and fireworks all over but today myself and this blog are celebrating something else entirely. The milestone 500th entry on these pages has finally been set and there were many times that I never thought that I could make it this far and that I would run out of ideas or I would never improve but through perseverance combined with determination and hard work here I am.

Blogging as many of my colleagues can tell you can be a lot of work and tons of effort to get the right style, angle, windlight setting and combine it sometimes with a few light touch ups in their favorite photo manipulation software to bring what you see on website blogs and also Flickr itself. It can prove to be exhausting at times as well but when you finally see the results of your work live and see it receive any kind of positive reception no matter how big or small it is, the feeling of accomplishment washes away any of the doubt you might have had during the process.

For me blogging is a lot like therapy (I’ve referred to it as cheap therapy at times) because it sometimes help deal with issues I’ve personally experienced or the hurt of someone close to me when they’ve needed my shoulder. To be able to come up with scenes to create visual digital art can be difficult as well or might come easy to you depending on the situation; it also can help bring a little light into what seem like dark times and struggles.

Before I get on with the technical stuff I want to thank a lot of people and I’m pretty sure that they all know who they are so I don’t have to single them out. They are the ones that have supported me through the beginning stages of this blog when my skills were not nearly what they are today or what they can be tomorrow. Also those who have come along the way to give input and lend support during the course of this 4 year journey that will continue on until I see it no longer viable. Friends and family have also made this easier with their support and encouraging me to never give up on something I love so dearly.

To the brands and events past and present that have given me the opportunity to showcase their items when others wouldn’t even look at me sideways, I thank you for the opportunity because it’s your products that fuel my passion to create and make the best digital photos in a virtual world. Our loyalty to one another is something that I will never forget.

Lastly to anyone who has ever viewed this site whether it be on purpose or by accident but took away something when they closed it out, I appreciate you as well because knowing that what I do has been viewed and occasionally commented on shows that besides the love I have for it, it not all for nothing. Keep coming back and I will do my best to help you find great clothing, accessories, poses, and now and again furniture.

This dream is very much alive for me and has plenty of fuel to burn for a long time to come.

Go&See is a brand that I find has a wide variety of unique products from skins to makeup and also eyes which is what I’ve got here in this post for you to see. “Equa” is the very most recent release by the brand that I find to be very cool. Now I hope that I’ve done them justice in the close up photo that I took because one of my weaknesses that I feel like I need to work on is getting better close up shots to get a good view of the eyes. I recommend them for those of you that like to do horror or sci-fi role-playing. You could just as well wear them for normal every day if you want as well and you would certainly stand out in the crowd.

Go&See – Equa Eyes

  • Catwa Eyes Only
  • 10 different iris colors
  • Available @ Shiny Shabby until July 15th

It is not often enough that I’m able to pair two different products by the same brand but for this look I was able to merge two different items by Gild. Originally I picked up the BadHeat Jacket during the Ironwood Hills “Paranoia” event but did not have the right idea to make it useful and as brought in some newer items like their “Mods Slim Pants” at Hipster Men’s Event, I came up with the idea you are seeing on this page. Gild is a store with unique clothing and when I see something from the brand that I like I enjoy using it in my wardrobe.

Gild – BadHeat Jacket

  • Black (wearing) or Brown Jacket (Sold Separately)
  • Plain or Bloody Version Included
  • Sizes included: Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Resizable neck chain also included

Gild – Mods Slim Pants with Side Gore Boots

  • Studded belt included
  • Side Gore boots included
  • 5 colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • Fatpack option available
  • Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Currently @ Hipster Men’s Event until July 16th

Rarely do I ever venture away from Modulus when it comes to wearing hair but for this photo I had to deviate from my norm because I just didn’t have the right feeling. I came across the latest hair from Vango named “Aaron” and it is a long style that reminds me of one my favorite actors, Brandon Lee, who was only around for a short time. This hair spoke to me (not literally of course) and was instantly a part of my vision for this look and I knew it might be a style that I would go back to when it suited my needs for a long hairstyle of that sort.

Vango – Aaron

  • Two Different Styles Included
  • 5 color packs available
  • Naturals pack and Fatpack options
  • Currently @ Men Only Monthly until July 15th

As I close out this 500th post I feel that it is like a chapter of this blog is ending and turning over to the next 500 posts to come. I think with all the new advents in the virtual world who knows what kind of great things I’ll be able to share with the world and I look forward to doing it. Take each day a step at a time and never take more than one step because who knows what could be missed.

I hope everyone has a safe 4th of July and I know I’ll be posting again by or before then but thought I’d get it out of the way early. Until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Vango – Aaron ✦ NEW @ M.O.M. (06/2007/15)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Equa ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby (06/2007/15)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Gild – BadHeat Jacket with Chain Loop – Black
PANTS: Gild – Mods Slim Pants with Sidegore Boots (Red) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Static Male Poses – 25 ✦ Previously Blogged

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[#499] Last Train Home

Life’s so strange
Time won’t change
The world slips by, unafraid
And she never cared much anyway
Life’s so strange

Blink-182, ♫Last Train Home

With The Men Jail event about to close the doors for the current June round, I thought I would sneak one more little post in because I really liked the pose set from Lush Poses. Personally I’m not a cigar person or even smoke in real life but I’ve always thought it was interesting and there’s no harm in it when it’s just your pixels. I thought to myself why not go for it and use this set while the idea was floating around in my head.

LUSH Poses – Cigar Collection

  • Mesh Cigar Included
  • 6 different poses (Cigars dedicated for each pose)
  • Pose Stand included

The Men Jail event is open until the 28th of June so time is running out to visit and find some quality products.

Currently the World Cup is going on and for all the Futbol nuts out there a trip to the Ultra event might be a necessity. ExalteD has released a jersey with so many options it just blows my mind and I definitely think that anyone that enjoys sports gear in-world will want this. I love wearing jerseys for just about any sport there is that I can get my hands on regardless of how much of a fan I am because if it looks cool to me then I’m wearing it. Here’s a bit of a breakdown for the item.

ExalteD – Soccer Tshirt

  • Fatpack with two separate HUDs (One for colors, one for details)
  • Flags representing all countries involved in the World Cup 2018
  • Fits Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies

There’s two weeks left to visit the Ultra event which gives you until the 10th of July to take a trip there and discover what’s new with the June/July round.

A short while ago I featured a Modulus hair that included a backwards snapback hat and not long after that release, Modulus also came out with a front facing version with big of shag peaking out from under the brim. I really wanted to find a cool way to incorporate it and once I came across the Soccer shirt from ExalteD it became clear that it would definitely work in an outfit. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be a soccer hooligan with the cigar (but since I’m smoking on a train which is a no-no in the real world I guess I’m showing my rebellious side). To my knowledge this the last release that only had 25 colors total as now currently most if not all contain 40.

Modulus – Calvin Snapback

  • 25 colors (5 different hair packs)
  • Blonds, Browns, Monochromes, Reds & Variants
  • Fatpack option available
  • Integrated tinting with each HUD for event more customization
  • 6 different designs for snapback (changeable through hair HUD)

As I close out this blog entry I also want to give an honorable mention to a few other items that were a part of my look. The eyebrows that you see are the “Manly Eyebrows” from Patane which I picked up at the latest round of Hipster Men’s Event and also the “Blake” shorts in Dark Blue from Legal Insanity which are available at their mainstore.

The vision I had for this post was considerably different but due to the fact that I could not find a location that fit I was able to come up with an acceptable compromise. The Ashbury Cove sim has a really cool train depot right at the landing spot and I knew that I could make it work and I intend to go back to spend more time exploring there when I get an extra moment between commitments. The train car itself is really super detailed and blew me away and well worth checking out.

The next time there’s an entry it will be a milestone, the 500th blog entry and for me I knew that eventually it would come but it seems like time has just flew by over the past 4 years and I still love doing this as a creative outlet, hobby, and cheap therapy session. The ride is certainly far from over and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Ashbury Cove


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Calvin Snapback
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Mesh Beard A 012 (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/08 06/28)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: ExalteD – Soccer Tshirt ✦ NEW @ Ultra (06/1507/10)
SHORTS: Legal Insanity – Blake Dark Blue Baggy Shorts

POSE: Lush Poses – Cigar Collection ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

[#498] How’s It Go Again?

All my new friends
We smile at party time
But soon we forgot to smile
At anything else

AJR (feat. Rivers Cuomo), ♫Sober Up

Putting fun (or just funny) scenes together is something I do like to do even though most of the time it seems like everything on this blog is super serious. I like to try and show a little bit of everything when I can so that’s what I’ve got going on in this post. I’d say that I came into contact with this song that I’m using for the soundtrack of the blog about maybe 3-4 months ago when I was traveling and listening to the radio. I thought that it was a really upbeat type of song even though some of the lyrics to it are a bit deep and maybe even troubled. I have at times felt this way in my life and I’m sure many others have too but there’s always someone in our life that brings our spirits up and we might not have seen them recently.

This is dedicated to those people because no matter how long time passes between visits or communication they always have that special place.

As my coverage for my first round as an official blogger of The Men Jail is winding down, I have several different items that are making an appearance here because I wanted to get as much as I could in when it was applicable. The event has such a variety of things so choosing what to show has been a bit of a struggle for me but in a good way. I hear things from others saying that they have hard time blogging items from events because it doesn’t fit what they do or whatever the reason might be but I am of the mentality that I can make just about anything work and I’m going to try win, lose, or draw.

Poses are something that you can always easily apply to a photo because it’s essentially a lifeblood to help you capture something unique (unless you are a landscape or decorative blogger than that does not apply) and {Phantom Animations} latest release “Cart Saga” definitely fits the bill. “Cart Saga” is definitely something fun as who doesn’t remember goofing around in their youth at the grocery or at the local retail chain goofing off with the carts with siblings or friends. It’s very possible that adults may attempt to do this as well to a lot less favorable outcome.

Cart Friends Saga:

  • 5 singles poses
  • 2 friends poses
  • Unisex
  • Includes mesh shopping cart prop
  • Bento compatible

As a part of my look I’m wearing the Purfect “Mesh Beard A 012” which when it comes to mesh beards I figured I’d be tweaking it or trying to tweak it so much that I’d end up getting frustrated and giving up and wouldn’t end up using it but this beard was super easy to do a simple tweak and it fit my face “purfectly” ok that was a bad pun but I have to throw one in there now and then. I seriously like this beard and it’s not so much a hipster style beard and for a moment before I added hair to my look I thought I kinda had the “Eric Young” look going on (if you have no idea who he is hit up Google to learn more about him!)

Purfect Mesh Beard A 012:

  • 8 different hair tones (Fatpack Available)
  • Upper, Lower, and Full beard versions
  • 2 different mustache versions
  • Applier HUDs for both CATWA and LeLutka

My third and final item is from another brand that I’ve heard of but like Purfect is making it’s first appearance here on the blog. MP Style has been around for a while but for some reason I just haven’t gotten around to showing any of their stuff until their TMJ item “Bruno White Shorts” and could also quality as a Bermuda pant as they go past the knee. I am a fan of any short that doesn’t go too far above the knee like your inner thighs have swallowed the material and I know that some people like that style but I don’t feel it looks right on me.

MP Style Bruno Shorts

  • 6 colors to choose from
  • Fatpack available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique

Fortunately I’m able to show off the latest Modulus hair from The Men’s Department with over a week left in the round. Hopefully in the near future I’ll be able to get myself together with taking photos and getting them posted but sometimes my energy levels suck and I just can’t force myself to post something because then I’ll hate it and if I don’t like it how are the brands I am blogging going to like it? It’s a multifaceted process and I’ve made it goal after posting something that I realize I wasn’t feeling 100% to never consider “phoning it in” again.

The “Joey” hair is a short to mid length style that is combed off to the right, I have the sides and back of my head shaved to give it more depth. Hair is another thing much like facial hair that sometimes needs a bit of resize tweaking to look it’s best on you and I didn’t have to do much of that with this product or usually any of Modulus’ hairs.

For this particular scene I’m wearing a tone from the Browns pack as that’s been my signature hair color as of late.

Modulus – Joey Hair

  • 40 colors to choose from (5 different hair packs)
  • Fatpack is also available
  • Color tinting integrated in the HUD

I was also able to get the credits from my buddies look and can tell you that I may have to take a trip to Men Only Monthly to get the A&D “Gregory” shirt because it looks pretty cool. He’s also wearing the latest group gift from Akeruka which is the “Leon” fully loaded Deluxe Mesh Head…yes that’s right you can join their group (it costs only 150L) and you can take home a fully functional mesh head but there’s a catch (as most of the time there is) and that is it is for a limited time only so you have to get to their main location before the 1st of July otherwise you’ll miss out!

My last featured product that also comes from The Men’s Department event are the “Zoe” Sneakers from Native Urban. Don’t let the name fool you this are unisex shoes that you can wear and use for exercising, jogging, or just hanging out with your favorite people. I love that the Fatpack version has so much customization and sure in this photo I played it safe to match my outfit but I can always do something really different in future looks. Native Urban really has a good sneaker game and I’m pretty strict about my footwear.

Native Urban – Zoe Sneakers

  • 8 single colors for purchase
  • Fatpack option available (full 20 color customization)
  • Unisex
  • Male sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique

The Men’s Department will keep it’s doors open for this round until the 30th of June so you can take a look at what both Modulus and Native Urban have to offer as well as other top brands for a premier shopping experience. It’s one of the things that easily gets my excitement level up when the beginning of the month starts because I know that new and great guy stuff will be near.

Now that I’ve run out of wind I feel I got a bit heavy handed with writing this entry and could have probably went further but I don’t want to overkill anyone that might be reading or visiting for the first time. I’m going to take a few days and get back into the swing of things and you’ll see something new over the weekend or the beginning of the week (possibly both). Tons of fun things coming up as it’s almost time once again for the next round of Pose Fair as well as a new round of The Men Jail along with commitments to my wonderful brands I’m partnered with.

Hope you enjoy this first week of official summer and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Joey Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD (06/0506/30)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Mesh Beard A 012 (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Legal Insanity – Oliver T-Shirt
PANTS: MP Style – Bruno White Short ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Zoe Sneakers (All Colors) ✦ NEW @ TMD (06/0506/30)

HAIR: Little Bones – Alex RARE (Gacha)
HEAD: Akeruka – Leon Bento Head ✦ NEW (Limited Group Gift Until July 2nd)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: A&D Clothing – Shirt -Gregory- Stone ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly (06/2007/15)
JEANS: Legal Insanity – Gary Rolled Bleached Blue Jeans
SHOES: VERSOV – JUMPOV ✦ Group Gift

BACKDROP: Pseudo – Parking Garage Scene (Gacha)

POSE: Phantom Animations – Cart Saga Friends 1 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
POSE (Single): Chat Noir – Male Crouch Pose

[#497] In The Name Of Love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed on an empty beach.
One man betrayed with a kiss

U2, ♫Pride (In The Name Of Love)

The month of June is Pride month so I thought I may take a minute to post a blog to show my support for the LGBTQ community and the friends and family that encompass it. The world is a very different place for a reason as there are four seasons, many different races and cultures, there are also varying preferences in relationships and I think that if everyone had the same thoughts, feelings, ideas and agendas that we might as well all be robots because free will would be dead.

I believe as the back of my shorts reads “Love is love” and I also believe that it doesn’t have to just strictly be the opposite gender, nor does it have to be exact same age groups. The feeling of love can be one of the greatest things you can feel and it empowers you to go out to be the best you can and as humans we should do our very best to embrace it not to try and put a pillow over it and smother it. I’m not going to write a whole essay because that’s not my aim but I am at least giving just a little glimpse into personal thoughts and that can be a rarity at times.

This blog entry is pretty simplistic as I am featuring one product and as I was deciding on how I was going to show it I found myself doing something that I normally do not do and that’s take the photo from an angle behind me as I’m looking out into the ocean of one of coolest locations that is a part of a collection of sims, Baja Norte. It’s been some time since I visited the place and I thought it was overdue for me to see what kind of scene I could capture there.

I am wearing one of the newest releases from ExalteD that can be found at The Men Jail, which is currently going strong and has just about over a week left for this current round. There’s quite a lot of things that I like about these shorts and one of them as that they do not conform to my legs like cellophane and the FATPACK is pretty sweet on top of that.

ExalteD – Sports Shorts FATPACK Features:

  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) & Signature (Gianni)
  • 7 different colors to choose from
  • 2 Special versions with “Pride” across the front and “Love Is Love” on the back

The Men Jail runs until the 28th so get yourself booked to shop before then or you will miss out on the wide variety of products available for you to bring home.

For those of you also interested I’ll be leaving you a taxi for Baja Norte which if you are a blogger or photographer and wish to drop poses and props of your own there is a group available for that at a cost of 250L but grants you rezz access to the following locations:

  • Baja Bay
  • Baja Cove
  • Baja Sands
  • Baja Shore
  • Baja Tides & also Storybrooke Gardens

All this time taking this photo at such a lovely location it makes me really want to take a vacation to a place like this just to relax but since that option is not available to me I’ll just have to frequently visit these lovely beach areas and relax in a completely different way. That about wraps up this blog entry but I really enjoyed putting this together and am content with the results of my work. Allows me to become even more comfortable with trying different views and angles that I didn’t think I would try before. Until the next time our paths cross take care and for me it’s,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Baja Norte


BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHORTS: ExalteD – Sport Shorts – FATPACK ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Static Male Poses – 37 ✦ Previously Blogged

[#495] Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Me mind on fire
Me soul on fire, feeling hot, hot, hot
Party people
All around me feeling hot, hot, hot

Buster Poindexter, ♫Hot, Hot, Hot

Never in a million years did I ever think I’d be inspired by any song by Buster Poindexter in the history of ever but apparently I am hitting my TBT a day early and going back in time to the late 80’s (1987 to be exact). I was wracking my brain to see if I could find a song that would fit what I was going for which is technically a summer theme but most of the songs I thought of or remembered didn’t quite work until I remembered this gem.

The Men Jail has been underway now for about a week or so and plenty of great things to go there to check out and while not every item might fit your fashion style or decorating style, I feel there is something for everyone and there is at least one thing that could be taken home upon visiting the event.

We’re getting to that point where (at least in my part of the USA) summer is coming and I wanted to capitalize on that with a few of the products that I have going on in this entry including the “Outside Washers” by Grime. This outdoor shower is jam packed with different things that will make anyone wonder why they don’t have anything like this on their beach. It has many editable faces so that it can be recolored to the heart’s desire and poses for both singles and couples (which I may warn you some of the poses are not PG so keep that in mind!) The shower itself is only 19LI so it really won’t break your land bank and it is also materials enabled as during the time of my taking the photos I could see the reflection of things bouncing off of it which is pretty darn cool too.

Since I am showering in my main photo, I wanted my hair to seem like it was a bit wet when I did my closeup shots and the “Joshua” hair by Modulus fit that perfectly. 40 hair colors to choose from via 5 different color packs (with a FATPACK option available) along with an integrated color picker in each HUD that make Modulus one of the best bargains for your money when it comes to hair. Previous things I have said concerning the brand still stand up and they are by far a favorite and one I would recommend to anyone who asked me that was in the market for a new style or just coming back from an absence and needed something fresh.

You can find this hair at the mainstore now as it was previously a part of the last FaMESHed Go round, but it recently ended on the 10th of June. Now you don’t have an excuse to go to the store and find yourself a new hairdo or two (or three even).

I have a double dose of Modulus in this blog post and am also showing off their new “Eyebrows Set 1” that recently made its debut at Hipster Men’s Event. The included HUD gives you several different color options along with a tintable white application that can be adjusted to the needs of those wearing them. These brows have appliers for both CATWA and LeLutka (Omega) so that no one loses out on being able to have these for their aesthetics.

Hipster Men’s Event runs until the 16th of June so you still have a few days to go browse the event which is something I’d encourage because there are some nice things there.

Salt & Pepper is a brand that I previously only remembered for female hair but it seems they are branching out into other things and you can get a taste of that at the current round of The Men’s Department with the “Ethan” tanktop. There are so many things I could say about this that I almost do not have the right words to correctly put my thoughts in order.

This tanktop is part of a line of products that work with the water in-world so that when you go into it, it becomes wet. When you come out of the water you can slowly watch it dry (which takes a total of two and a half minutes to complete) or there is a quick dry towel included so that you can wipe yourself off right away and instantly become dry. I did my best to capture the stage of it being wet in my closeup photo so that you can see this at work and I think it is one of the coolest things to come around in a while. From what I have learned there are products like showers and squirt guns that work along with this and several women’s products already out there (with more to come) which will add a lot of fun to the summer months (and those not so real life summer ones because hey it can stay warm 365 days a year if you want!)

Sizes for the tanktop include: Belleza (which is what I am wearing), Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique and comes packaged with instructions and the quick dry towel that I mentioned to bring the tanktop back to its normal state.

The Men’s Department is currently underway and you have until the 31st of June to swing by and grab a demo of this really neat product.

Now that I’ve got this under wraps I am going to call it a blog post and journey back into my creative place so I can work on what’s up next (plenty of things that I have to utilize so I don’t have to worry about it too much). There’s more items from The Men Jail coming as well as some new footwear by Native Urban that I am looking forward to wearing as well as more hair from Modulus!

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Joshua Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Modulus (Store / MP) – Eyebrows Set 1 ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (05/23 06/16)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Salt & Pepper – Ethan ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
SHORTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – SLATER Swim Shorts FATPACK ✦ Previously Blogged

SHOWER: Grime – Outside Washers ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0706/28)

[#493] Workin’ For A Livin’

Bus boy, bartender, ladies of the night
Grease monkey, ex-junky, winner of the fight
Walking on the streets, its really all the same
Selling souls, rock n’ roll, any other day

Huey Lewis & The News, Workin’ For A Livin’

A new week has just begun and I’m starting off right (or at least I hope I am). For this blog post I’m featuring products from my friends at Image Essentials and Native Urban. I really enjoyed photographing this scene because it was rather goofy and I think that’s something I haven’t touched on recently so that’s what I’m doing with the help of the pose set that is being featured here today.

Image Essentials has released a Monty Python inspired set called “Ministry of Silly Walks” and if you’ve never seen the skit then here is a LINK for you to take a look and see what these cool/funny poses were born from. There are 12 different poses in the set and included in the set are a briefcase (with newspaper inside I have no doubt about that) and a bowler hat.

I may not be accurately dressed in my rendition of the skit but it is 2018 and I am considering it an update on a classic and I will leave it at that.

You can find this pose set at The Garage Sale until the 9th of June and you might want to hurry because if you wait too long you will miss it and all the silly walk fun you can have!!!

As a blogger who loves fashion as it’s pretty obvious from looking at the posts on the site, one thing that I seem to enjoy the most is footwear. Most people equate women to having all these different pairs of shoes but there are guys out there (including myself) that just love different styles of shoes, boots, sandals and the like so when a blogger pack comes along and it is shoes I tend to get pretty happy about it.

Native Urban has released a new pair of sneakers at the most recent and current round of Uber called the “Silhouettes Sneakers” and has 11 different color styles to choose from for single purchases but if you truly want the best for your money because you like more than one color, there is a FATPACK option which includes a HUD and allows you to color just about every part of the shoe itself so that the style choices are unlimited. That would certainly be my choice as a consumer because when it comes to shoes I hate being limited by just a certain color as I tend to coordinate my clothing off of one another so my shoes in some way match the rest of my outfit.

Sizing for the “Silhouette Sneakers” include Belleza, Signature and SLink and they are available at Uber until the 23rd of June at which after that will be moved to the in-world store and marketplace locations.

Most of the outfit you can see here are items I’ve already had in my closet so I am not going to really go into detail about them as well as my facial and body things because in these photos you can’t really see them as you might normally in my other works but you would be able to take a look back at the previous post before this to find out that information as well as a third of the time I don’t really change my look unless I’m blogging a new product it helps me keep an identity of sorts which I had not had a stable one for the longest time.

As I approach one of my blogging goals I’ve also reached another goal that I really never considered being a possibility and that is having been a resident of the Second Life community for 8 years as of June 4th (which should be when this is posted so it’s actually my Rezz Day). I have had a lot of experiences in that time and some of them positive and some of them not so much but when I started the journey of becoming a blogger it really helped me refine my creative side that I’ve always had but could never find an outlet for.

Most of the time I would celebrate this with those around me but I think much like real birthdays at a certain point you stop celebrating because it is just that time to and I’ve accepted that and it isn’t a great big deal. I’m just happy for what I do have and am able to create and make visual photographs of thoughts and ideas that interest me.

That just about wraps it up for this entry and it’s another notch on the cement wall and one more closer to what is now a realistic goal. Hopefully you’ve had fun looking and reading as I’ve had posting it for all of those out there who might see it. Until our paths cross again,

Onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Rieri Town In Tokyo


SHIRT: Belleza (MOD) – Nathan Shirt
SHORTS: Belleza (MOD) – Nathan Short
SOCKS: C’est La Vie – Ilva Short Socks #2
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Silhouttes Sneakers ✦ NEW @ Uber (05/2506/23)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Ministry of Silly Walks (b) ✦ NEW @ The Garage Fair (05/2606/09)

[#492] There’s A Light Up Ahead

Take this heart of darkness
I give it up
and all the emptiness
you fill it up
The times that I feel nothing
you bring enough
So I can live for something
You lift me up!

Further Seems Forever, ♫Light Up Ahead

June is now upon us and it seems like time sure does fly because it just feels like the year just started but we’re already halfway through it. The start of a new month means the restocked events that we love like FaMESHed, The Men’s Department, and of course for those of you Gachapon addicts…THE ARCADE! I hope that while I’m working to get caught up with things that I’ll have items from all these events so that you can get a taste of them from my perspective.

It’s been a while since I’ve covered anything from the Shiny Shabby event so I find myself in luck that my good people at Modulus have released a new hair at the event that honestly has me super excited. It seems a bit suspect that I’m totally gaga over a product by a brand that I’m a blogger for but if you know anything about me then you know that I blog for brands that I love and believe in and Modulus is one of those at the top and I’ve been a blogger for them from just about the beginning and it can easily be verified with little effort.

Okay! The details about this latest Modulus release from Shiny Shabby…the hair is named “Godfrey” and what makes this different from most of the releases is that you really do not need a hairbase for this. It is a parted hair with the side part built right into it without needing a hairbase as I just mentioned. Sometimes I have to resize hair to fit and make it look like it should on my head but I had to do very little with this and it’s made the “Godfrey” one of my top 5 faves of the hair releases in the last 6 months or so since Modulus started releasing products in the Alpha hair line.

40 different color options to choose from broken down into 5 different color HUDs all with an integrated color picker to add an extra bit of flavor in a sense. Of course you can purchase the packs separately or you can get all of them in a FATPACK for extra savings and then not worry about that moment when you wish you had bought more than one pack because you’re feeling like a change. I honestly think this hairstyle is old school cool and a bit vintage as well as unique because you don’t see anything like it out on the grid (but I have a feeling that it is going to trend but you saw it from Modulus first!)

Shiny Shabby is currently going strong and you have until the 15th of June to take a look at this great hair and add it to your style closet.

Go&See has released quite a few products lately including several eye packs as well as the skin that Brena is wearing, who as you can see has tagged along for this photo because I thought it would be a fun idea to throw her into the mix a bit more when I can and the ideas are there. I’ll get more to her in a bit but first I will tell you all about my peepers.

“Sparkle” is just one of two packs of the same name that you can currently find at the SaNaRae event and it is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul; it could also be said that these eyes are a good visual to prove that fact. There are 10 different color iris’ to choose from and I went with the closest blue to what my real eyes look like. The detail of them is super stunning and I’m not sure any photo taken in-world can do them justice, it is just something that has to be seen for itself.

They can easily be used for every day or you could use them also for any kind of role-playing situation you might find yourself in (if that is one of your hobbies). SaNaRae has just recently opened so there is plenty of time but in case your wallet has taken a pounding from The Arcade, you still have until the 18th of June to catch these eyes.

Lately I’ve been using a lot of poses from the store, WRONG, but with good reason as I really do love the poses that are made and also the collabs they do with The Owl store as well. It helps me create things that I have in my head a little bit easier which makes putting things together slightly less manic and stressful. I’ve been to several events they’ve released new products at and couldn’t resist picking them up knowing that even if I didn’t use them right that second that I would have a use for them.

I’m not sure how the numbering really works with them but this pose pack is the “Bento Static Male Poses – 37” which if they’ve come out with 37 different pose sets…that’s really super impressive! The somewhat funny part is that I likely have 3/4 of them and likely would go to their store and claim the ones that I previously didn’t own. To be perfectly honest I’d love to blog for them someday and maybe that could be a reality but for now that’s not a point. This pack contains 4 different bento static stand poses of high quality.

You can find this pose set at the current round of Ultra which the doors will close for this round on the 10th of June which gives you over a week to go take a look at their booth which has other pose sets as well so there’s plenty of posing options for you and your photography.

Brena has come out to assist me for this post and she has a little bit of everything going on with her look, some things older and previously blogged as noted and a few things that may not be new but are new to her along with one new product at a current event, so let’s dive into the specifics shall we?

Earlier in the post I talked about new releases from Go&See which one of them were the eyes I am wearing and the other is “Tina”, the skin that Brena is wearing. This is the first time I’ve used a skin from Go&See that was not male and I’m rather impressed by all the options that come along with them as far as brows and freckles for the face and all the body skin options.

The face skin works for both Catwa and Omega enabled mesh heads which is great for me because Brena’s noggin of choice is LeLutka’s “Chloe”. I felt that when I was putting her together I didn’t want to give her a CATWA head because I know so many people with them that I wanted to diversify from it. There is also a plus that the HUDs for the head are ridiculously awesome and are jam packed with features. However, with that said there’s always pro’s and con’s to everything which I won’t get into here because then it would turn a simple blog into nearly a manifesto of some sort.

Getting back to the face, it comes in 8 tones (Albi, Goth, Pale, Summer, Tan, Dark Tan, Tropic, and Cola) with 5 brow options (No brows, white brows, light brows, dark brows, and brow with freckles) which gives you a lot of options to find that right combination to make your girl face super pretty! The body appliers in the same 8 tones as the face skins are sold separately and have so many options that it just blows my mind and would take me forever to try to explain them all so I’m going to give you the abridged version. There are several styles of breasts as well as butts which also gives you a lot of customization to work with all on an Omega applier which will work for just about every body out there.

For attire she tagged the lucky boards at Petit Mort and came home with a flowery camisole and some jeans. She did also get some really great rose printed flats but those didn’t make it into the shot so I may have to photograph them down the line because they are really nice and well worth hanging around the store for the first letter of your name to spring up.

By now I’m sure you’ve either skipped to the credits or just got tired of reading altogether and I don’t blame you because I do tend to get wordy when I get on a roll with writing these things but if you managed to make it here to the end I applaud you and thank you for taking the time to see what all I had to say. Hopefully soon I’ll be getting back to a more regular schedule with blog posts, it’s been a seemingly wild past month but the ideas are still inside my brain and I look forward to sharing them.

Until our paths cross again…onto the next conversation


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Godfrey Hair ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby (05/2006/15)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Sparkle ✦ NEW @ SaNaRaE (05/2606/18)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Deadwool – Lorenzo Shirt


HAIR: nani – Kenna V2 Hair [Fatpack] ✦ Group GiftPreviously Blogged
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Tina ✦ NEW @ Blush (05/2806/25)
EYESHADOW: Veechi – Spring Cut Crease
LIPSTICK: Veechi – Berry Lip Tint
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Petite Mort– Pink Lacey Print Cami
JEANS: Petite Mort– Drty Drkwash Highwaist Skinny’s


BACKDROP: Pseudo – Mod Art Backdrop


POSE: WRONG – Bento Static Male Poses – 37 ✦ NEW @ Ultra (05/1506/10)
POSE: Gingerfish – Cultivate