[#583] I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away

Bootstraps, ♫I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Originally Performed By Whitney Houston

One of the things that excites me about Pose Fair is all the ideas that come from the items official bloggers receive to help promote the stores and the event itself. I am taking full advantage of this by doing something fun with the Vol. 1 Male and Female Dance Poses by CuCa Poses. From the exact moment the ad was released I had a solid idea cemented in my head.

It is an added bonus that “All Night Long Bacdrops” by illuZion are both gifts to visitors to Pose Fair. The poses and the backdrop that I am using in black (pink is also available) work hand in hand to provide a great scene for club life. My days of going to clubs have long since past (though the desire to go to them when I could was fairly low) but at least it is much different in the virtual world.

My first thought going into using these poses was that I wanted to showcase both the male and female ones and gives me a reason to include Brenna. She has a great style and could easily be a blogger if she wanted to be but I respect that it is not her thing; at least I can ask her to pose for me and she does it without hesitation and offers inspiration that is valuable.

Each of these sets has 6 poses with an added bonus pose for purchasers of the FATPACKS with mirror versions included also. I had fun going through the sets to choose the two best poses for Brenna and I to ensure that our motions look as fluid as possible.

CuCa Poses – Male Dances Vol. 1 / Female Dances Vol. 1

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer needed for proper use)
  • Pose Stand and Static Poses in each pack.
  • Single poses sold individually as well as in a FATPACK option
  • 6+1 Exclusive FATPACK Poses (Mirrors included)
  • Vol. 2 sets are also available
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Another sure thing when I began planning this scene is I knew what song would be the theme for it but I decided to go with a twist. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was the only true choice that I could go with and it’s one of the songs that put Whitney Houston on the map but I decided to use the cover version by Bootstraps which pays tribute to the original in an amazing way.

Either version would have been great to use but going with the more recent version was easier to decide on because everyone knows Whitney’s original version and I wanted to share with readers the cover because I am a fan of Bootstraps and if others find his work through me and enjoy it then it puts a smile onto my face.

There are very few things that are better than discovering new music.

For the ladies who love gachas (and I can safely say that many as well as us fellas do) there is the {Date Night} dress set from Vanilla Bae. If you are not familiar with this store and it would surprise me if there was someone who didn’t, they offer clothing that through scripting can be removed to show what I would politely refer to as unmentionables. They do offer unscripted versions for women that are not into that kind of attire. This set includes several versions of the Corset Dress which Brenna is wearing the short version (there is a much longer one with a slit along the side). The two RARE versions are both of the dresses in the adult version in all the colors offered, however, they are called Lootbox 1 and 2 because of the event they are in (which is called LOOTBOX).

On that note I think I have left you with enough information on this blog entry and look forward to the next few as I start to wind down my coverage for Pose Fair. This has been a very productive month for myself and the blog and if recent developments pan out (vague I know) there will be even more exciting things to share with all of you.

Keep your heads up and also the conversation (topic doesn’t matter!) It has been my honor and I will be back again very soon with another installment.

All the best,

B


POSE: CuCa Poses – Male Dances Vol. 1 @ Pose FairNEW
POSE: CuCa Poses – Female Dances Vol. 1 @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: illuZion – All Night Backdrop – Black @ Pose FairGIFT

:: MY STYLE ::

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – COLSON Henley Shirt
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – GRAYSON Roll Up Trousers

:: BRENNA’S STYLE ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Avela
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access Event ✦ NEW
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamorous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: Vanilla Bae – {Date Night} Corset Dress @ Lootbox ✦ NEW
SHOES: NX-Nardcotix – La Nuza Stiletto

[#582] Can’t Forget You

When anybody says your name I wanna run away,
I keep remembering I can’t forget you
It doesn’t matter when I try it happens anyway,
It’s been forever and I can’t forget you

My Darkest Days, ♫Can’t Forget You

From time to time I create playlists for my iPod (yes I still do that and don’t even know how to use Spotify) and these songs potentially serve as audio accompaniments for blogs based on the photos I have taken or vice versa. It just so happens that the mood that came from my visit to the MoB sim helped me choose the song to base this post on.

“Can’t Forget About You” is the anthem for anyone who has been in a relationship that has for some reason or another ended and has left a profound mark. As in one of those that has you reeling for a long time on both the good or bad side of the spectrum. I can safely say I have been in one of those in my lifetime so what about you?

While I was exploring MoB I came across the bar that helped me round out the image in my head of how I wanted to photograph the scene. It goes along with the lyrics in the song about essentially drinking your life away because of the hurt (which obviously I wouldn’t recommend). I also wanted to give it a last call kind of vibe as well.

Depending on what items I want to focus on in the blog I take more than one shot but with this I took a few with different lighting and worked them together to get one picture that I feel stands out on its own without having a need for another photo or close up.

The pose set featured in this post is by KMA Poses and is called “Standing Pose Set”; it is designed for male use but I see the potential of going out of the box and maybe with minor adjustments a woman could utilize it as well. It has five poses in the set and also includes mirrored versions to find your best angle and lighting which is definitely a plus.

Finding new pose stores is what I think is core for the Pose Fair itself it gives designers that may not be widely known a chance to shine their brightest and connect with photographers and bloggers to help them reach their vision for a certain scene, profile shot or even just something to throw up on social media. My list of new stores is increasing which is alright with me.

KMA Poses – Standing Pose Set

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in all (5+5 mirror versions)
  • Static and poseball versions in the set
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

My outfit has nothing as far as new releases but the top I am wearing recently became a part of my wardrobe. FE Style has a long sleeved shirt that when I bought it was a part of the Saturday Sale a few weeks ago and had I tried it on sooner I would have went back and purchased more of them. I don’t have a problem with going back and getting more off sale if need be but I’ll see how things go.

The jeans I have on are becoming a staple in my current favorite list. Cold-Ash’s “HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans” just look great on me and with the option of several denim colors I can wear them for different photos and not be overly repetitive; it also makes sense that they work well with the “ROVIDH Shirt” that I was just writing about.

Lately I have been coming back to the “Slicked Back Hair” by Deadwool and “Bristle Beard” by Birth because the combination seems to help me feel the most like how I want to represent myself virtually. I go through phases much like many others with style of hair or beard with nearly unlimited choices at my disposal but familiar doesn’t hurt in my book.

On that note I think the bar is closed up on this blog and unlike the old saying “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”, you are allowed to browse through previous entries and possibly leave some words of encouragement or just say that you stopped by. I should certainly take my own advice on that and visit some other wonderful bloggers and let them know that their work is fantastic. I am signing off now but keep your heads up, stay positive, and keep up the conversation.

Warmest regards,

B


LOCATION: MoB

POSE: KMA Poses – Standing Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: FE-STYLE – ROVIDH SHIRT [BLACK]
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY RIPPED JEANS

[#581] A Conspiracy

Can you tell me wrong from right
Do you know when to freeze or take flight
Can you tell me more or less
I got to know-confess

The Black Crowes, ♫A Conspiracy

Sometimes starting blogs this late in the day could turn out interesting. I say that because the later in the day it gets the less razor sharp my mind is and I’ve determined that a lot of my blog writings tend to be rambles and I apologize for that. I’ve also been thinking about the way in which I’m writing as well and weighing the pros and cons of how to address certain things.

At times when I am writing I feel like I have an audience but using the word “you” bugs me for some reason. It runs along the same lines as using the world sponsor and yes the brands that I blog for are essentially sponsoring me by allowing me to feature their products in my blog but it just seems impersonal to me. Why I seem to dislike using “you” as a form of acknowledging readers is something I should take a more in depth look at.

I believe that I can get better at doing these write-ups without making them sound as if they drone on over and over potentially losing the audience I am trying to connect with. Bare with me while I continue to work all of this out and I appreciate everyone’s support in not only helping me become better as a photographer but also a writer. I will resume using the term “you” again to see how it goes and if I decide it is not working for me then I will continue on with the way I have addressed people before using the third person method.

Last night during a brainstorming session, I was thinking of the music of artists that I have not used before or sparingly used as soundtracks when it dawned upon me that I have given very little attention to The Black Crowes. Their music holds good memories for me as I recall spending time with my real life brother listening to them and it was always a good time no matter what music we listened to, however, it gave me a greater appreciation of different types of music.

Their brand of southern rock was something that as a younger man may or may not have played air guitar to (that was a big thing back then so laugh if you must!) I remember even getting the cd that this song is on and the pressing of it I have is one which the cover had been modified as the original one was taken from a cover of Hustler magazine (for those of you and I doubt there are many are uninitiated is a dirtier version of playboy). Of course I did not realize this until a long time after but it didn’t make any difference to me.

The music is what mattered the most.

My look for this blog is comprised of what I feel best resembles The Black Crowes frontman, Chris Robinson’s appearance in the video for “A Conspiracy”. Call it a combination of The Crow meets The Serpent and The Rainbow, gothic in nature so I put on some guyliner, black lipstick and painted my nails to create a look that is close enough.

X.T.C PoSes’s “I Don’t F@#k Wit You” is the pose set featured in today’s post; the attitude these poses bring is the precise mood I want to display. Coming up with the idea to use the nostalgic television “Standby” as my backdrop for added effect is a nice touch as well. Five poses make up this set and I used two different ones between the photos I have taken.

There have been many good single male poses for the Pose Fair but truthfully this particular one has been the most fun to photograph. I have become more of a fan of X.T.C PoSes as time has gone on and look forward to having an opportunity to feature them again in the near future; I would also like to mention that there is also another single male pose pack exclusively at the event as well.

Check it out because I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!

X.T.C PoSes – I Don’t F@#k Wit You Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses to choose from
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

As a blogger I get to discover new stores all the time but it is also nice when I find something I like from one that I have not worn in a long time. For example I cannot remember the last time I wore something from Breath. It is a store that I would consider myself a fan of because they cater more to a dark style of clothing (staying within the monotone range).

The thing to do now before events open (if access to the outer area of an event is possible) is to use your camera to look inside to browse items that have already been put up for sale; it’s a great way to beat some of the rush and also full regions (such a pain!) Breath’s latest outfit caught my eye because of the pocket chain that attaches to the pants as well as the abstract design on the style I am wearing. I knew I needed to have it and at the time I did not know what type of photo I would take wearing it but the timing worked out great.

Breath – SPset (B+HAND GARA)

  • Original mesh
  • Included chain add-on
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni)
  • Exclusive to Man Cave until 02/11/19

The long hair I have on is “Aaron” by Vango. When I tend to have my hair longer like that for photos or just every day wandering this is my first go to unless I choose to wear something with a hat for outdoors (winter) photos. It’s one of my favorite styles that I know won’t let me down whenever I use it. Also the guyliner I mentioned at the beginning of the blog is a part of the “Ian” skin HUD by Session Skins and the lipstick/fingernails a part of the CATWA and Signature Gianni body HUDs respectively.

On that note I am at a spot in the blog I feel comfortable ending on. I have a few more days with items from Pose Fair that ideas keep running through my head so I’m going to take advantage of it the best I can (which means possibly doing a female single post as well for a change). Once the big Pose Fair finishes the February pop-up Valentine’s Edition starts the second week which before I likely would not have been excited about but I admit that I am looking forward to it…what a difference a year makes.

Warm regards (especially to those of you in the path of the winter vortex),

B


POSE: X.T.C PoSes – I Don’t F@#k Wit You @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Vango. – Aaron
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

OUTFIT: Breath – SPset (B+HAND GARA) @ Man CaveNEW

[#579] Snowblind

Let the winter sunshine on
Let me feel the frost of dawn
Build my dreams on flakes of snow
Soon I’ll feel the chilling glow

Black Sabbath, ♫Snowblind

I‘m back to my usual kind of blog after experimenting a little over the last few posts; was my venturing past my boundaries successful? The jury isn’t in yet but I think if I sprinkle a little bit of this and that in my work and not do so much of the same old same that it could be beneficial to me and my creativity. Pose Fair has really been helping me out with that as well giving me the ability to do all different kinds of photos (singles and couples, and before the round is over maybe even friend or group ones).

HCXII has been on my list of pose stores to blog for a while now and I wasn’t able to swing anything from the October ’18 round of Pose Fair but I made darn sure that I wasn’t losing that opportunity this time. They’ve released a series called Hellgrind and there is a set for males, females, and a male friends set all with guitar props. The set I am using is the Hellgrind “Haedulus” which includes 2 different versions of the guitar that when poses the users avatar when worn. There are 6 different poses to choose from so that rocking out in a photo never seemed sweeter.

This pose combine with the arctic type background gave me the opportunity to crank up some Black Sabbath and use “Snowblind” as this blog posts theme. I also wanted to make it look like one of those old school 80’s or 90’s videos where the lead guitarist is in some remote location just grinding away on his axe like it wasn’t out of place. That’s my bit of nostalgia for the time being and it was pretty fun getting this together in little to no time flat.

HCXII – Hellgrind Haedulus Prop and Pose Set

  • Mesh guitar prop (two variations)
  • Wear guitar to activate pose
  • 6 poses in the set
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/26/19

One of the cool things being a blogger for different brands is that I get introduced to new events that one of the stores I blog for is participating in; the most recent of which is Salon 52. This is an event strictly for hair stores and while most of what I have seen so far has been geared towards women I feel that in time the amount of male items involved will increase (hopefully that is). Modulus is one of the stores involved in this event and gladly for me is that most of their production is being the stylist to the fellas on the grid, myself included.

The hair that they have at Salon 52 is something I thought definitely works for the rockstar vision I had for my look; the “Tony Hair” which is a medium length flowing hair does the job. It helps me give the appearance that I’m shredding away in a snow laced middle of the arctic where it is fairly windy; my hair blowing around. This is a prime example of what I was writing about as it pertains to Modulus hair, it’s not just a flat boring hairs and gives the appearance of moving (such as the wind blown look).

Modulus – Tony Hair

  • 100% “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated color picker HUDs
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirrored versions
  • Exclusively @ Salon 52 until 02/04/19

Besides the pose and hair, the only other item that I haven’t previously blogged is the jacket I have on from a store named Kio. I was going through the items list from The Saturday Sale and it interested me enough to take a closer look. The store itself is pretty new as there were only a few items there but I figure it will expand more as new things are made; after testing and making sure it fit I quickly snapped it up.

I returned to the platform where I place down backdrops and get dressed for blogs more often then not and this may be considered a lazy tactic but I like how the Gabriel pants and boots from the motorcycle blog I did with Brenna looked so I put those on and called it good. I wanted to my friend Lucky’s place (which is in the arctic) and began working.

This post came together rather quickly which was nice because I have been tired the last couple days from RL stuff. Anytime I can take a photograph and get it ready and write so that it is ready to post the next morning is a blessing and helps to keep the workflow steady like a stream (much like the near frozen lakes behind me in the photo).

On that note I am going to close this up and leave the credits behind. Plenty more to do but for now I am going to set this to post in the morning so I can get a fresh start and share it with the social medias while most of the world is still conscious. Keep the conversations going and I shall catch everyone again real soon!

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: HCXII – Hellgrind Haedulus @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Tony Hair @ Salon 52NEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

JACKET: Kio – Deviant Jacket ✦ Saturday Sale
PANTS: Gabriel – Zip Leather Pants ✦ Gacha
BOOTS: Gabriel – Leather Belt Boots ✦ Gacha

[#578] Addicted

I don’t mind pretending I’m someone else, whoever you want me to be
As long as I’m inside you, you’ll never want me to leave
It’s the way you want it

The Blank Theory, ♫Addicted

In my last blog I peeled a few layers off of what my normal blog style is usually and with that mindset, I chose to take it a little further even and get Brenna involved in the process; she was absolutely encouraging and wonderful with this process as I push my boundaries even further. With the help of RM Poses, we were able to explore uncharted territory in my photography and blogging portfolio.

“Strawberries For You” is a couples pose that shows a sensual side of feeding your lover the tasty fruit. I find that this pose is classy and has great views in several different directions, which I’ve explored as well during the photo session for this blog post (and why wouldn’t I all things considered). I have to make a note to those who might be interested in this pose because of the fact that with how it is set up there is some adjusting that will need to be done especially if both avatars are of different heights. It’s a fantastic pose and I’m glad I got the opportunity to be able to use it.

RM Poses – Strawberries For You Pose and Prop

  • Bento enabled couples pose (bento viewer required for use)
  • Pose stand with built in tray of strawberries and mouth strawberry
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Also like my last blog I have a few more items from The Men Jail event to just about wrap up my coverage for January. With showing more skin if that is what I’m going to do then why not show ink on my pixels as I do have some in the real world but not as much as I can have in the virtual landscape. “The Demon Horror” Tattoo by KAOS Tattoos is definitely an interesting look and lives up to its name.

With tattoos I tend to usually only apply the light versions but it is also nice to have the medium and dark options as well just in case I were to ever change my mind. I just have a weird way with tattoos and the dark (or fresh as I refer to it as) option just doesn’t really translate virtually as it does in the real world. It isn’t the fault of any tattoo makers it is just what they have to work with. This is a creative design and I could also see wearing it during a role-play situation where a character might be into a darker lifestyle.

Many times I have said that I don’t blog accessories like necklaces or bracelets often but I could not pass up the opportunity to take a look at the “Dan Bracelet” by NaaNaa’s. It is a beaded style with all the things I happen to like (such as skulls and a cross) which given the overall theme of this post makes a lot of sense as “Addicted” by The Blank Theory serves as the soundtrack to this post. I feel like it could be interpreted many ways as how the addiction party plays out but I’m going with the human interaction aspect of it.

KAOS Tattoo – Demon Horror

  • Belleza, Maitreya, Omega and SLink Appliers included
  • 3 tones to choose from (Light, Medium and Dark)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

NaaNaa’s – Dan Bracelet

  • Original mesh
  • Resizable
  • 5 metals changeable via HUD
  • Left and right bracelets included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Modulus is once again back as my hair stylist with their latest, the “Bailey Hair” that is currently at Equal10. There are a lot of quality events that Modulus releases products at but I think Equal10 is truly the most visual appealing because of the cool retro 80’s layout. I could be a bit biased because that is something I know a little bit about.

This is a short to medium length hair swept off to the sides (which you can choose with both left and right versions of the hair). It’s also nice that their are little flyaway strands which is something I can tell you Modulus excels at and it’s not flat hair that doesn’t have any kind of action or movement because who wants that? On top of that the brand gets better and better all the time which keeps its core base of loyal shoppers coming back with more joining the family every day.

Modulus – Bailey Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 Color HUD packs + integrated tinting within HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirror versions
  • Exclusively @ Equal 10 until 02/05/19

Some other notes to cover is that Brenna has a few event release items as well which consist of the “NaturalLite Lashes #2” by Mai Bilavio and “Glow” tattto by Speakeasy that can both be found at the Access event. For the fellas that might have significant women in their lives I can definitely recommend the “Simplicity Lingerie” by Moon Amore that is waiting to be had at Collabor88. This is certainly an attention grabber that any lingerie connoisseur will want to have in their collection.

Lastly, with the amount of blogs I have posted this month, it should give a lot of reasons to go hit the hot events and take a look at what is new across the grid. If I were a regular customer, I would certainly be browsing all of these events hoping to find fun things. On that note I think it is time to wrap things up and get things set for the next blog which I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet as I can now actively blog any item from the Pose Fair I choose so that gives me a lot of options and perhaps way too many ideas.

Keep the conversations going and perhaps maybe I started some new ones just now!

B


POSE: RM Poses – Strawberry For You @ Pose FairNEW

:: BRENNAN’S STYLE ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Bailey Hair @ Equal10NEW
SKIN: Session Skins – Thor
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard
TATTOO: KAOS Tattoo – Demon Horror Tattoo @ The Men JailNEW

BOXERS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Cole Boxer Shorts
BRACELET: NaaNaa’s – Dan Bracelet @ The Men JailNEW

:: BRENNA’S STYLE ::

HAIR: DOUX – Earth
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access EventNEW
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamourous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2
TATTOO: Speakeasy – Glow Tattoo @ Access EventNEW

LINGERIE: Moon Amore – Simplicity Lingerie @ Collabor88NEW

[#577] I’m A Slave 4 U

What’s practical is logical. What the hell, who cares?
All I know is I’m so happy when you’re dancing there.

Britney Spears, ♫I’m A Slave 4 U

After seeing the first image it will tell you that I definitely have not done a lot of photos in this manner before (or ever) but I thought since I did once use a Miley Cyrus song for a blog post that I’d dig deep and throw one out by Britney. She used to go to college for a short time in my area before she truly hit it big (and before this song came out I’m almost certain). So I grabbed some of the most appropriate items from The Men Jail and got cracking.

Generally I don’t seem wear accessories like necklaces or bracelets much less collars (as I’m vaguely familiar to what it is they are all about) but I certainly got a crash course with the HK Design’s “Neon Collar”. The collar comes in a scripted and unscripted version but for those who you who are knowledgeable with the RLV system (which if I’m certain is a Firestorm Viewer feature) it will allow you to give someone you trust the ability to do all sorts of different things and from what I saw includes sitting you on furniture or to pose in predetermined poses. For those of you who are a bit skeptical of the RLV thing there is the regular version that is just an accessory piece.

Being that this is one of the few times (I may have worn similar items before but I don’t remember 100%) I think that stepping out of my zone for a photo session like this is definitely a lot different then my usual process. Perhaps I will venture into deeper waters but I’m taking small steps at a time because I think if I dive off the building too quickly it is going to backfire and I will not want to do things of this type again but only time will tell!

HK Designs – Neon Collar

  • Original mesh
  • Unscripted and RLV enabled collars included
  • Color change HUD that includes a total of 8 colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The last few rounds of TMJ have featured a backdrop Gacha by The Bearded Guy; last month I blogged one from their “Our Heroes” set that I really enjoyed so I made it a plan to do so again with one from the “Different Feelings” set, which I am using the RARE “Hope” backdrop. The neon rainbow triangle is really awesome under certain lighting so I’d definitely recommend playing this machine or for those who are ambitious enough can buy the entire set outright and save the frustration of trying to win the ones you want (as I’ve been in that position many times).

The thought I had going into this photo is that yes, I am a straight male, but with that in mind I am comfortable with being able to feature items that might be marketed towards the LGBTQIA+ community. I firmly stand by the LGBTQIA+ community and show my support when I can via blogs, as well as encouraging friends who sometimes deal with situations in their lives that negatively impact them. Just to be clear, I’m not making any kind of crazy statement, I’m just showing some love and blogging some fun items.

The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* Backdrop

  • Part of the Different Feelings Gacha Set
  • 5 commons, 1 RARE to play for
  • FATPACK option available
  • Original mesh
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Concluding the items from The Men Jail for this post is the pose pack that I am using from LUSH Poses. “Gone” is a pose set that features a mix of standing, leaning and sitting poses which is just right for those who may have some indecisive tendencies (such as myself). I determined that the best course of action to take with my photo is to lean slightly against the wall and let the glow of the neon bathe me for a cool effect.

This pose set has 7 different poses to choose from with an option of static poses (to be used in a personal pose stand), posesballs, and a pose stand that allows for its user to cycle through each pose. Mirror versions of all 7 poses are included as well so that a photo can be taken from the subjects best side. I haven’t had much interaction with Lush poses but I being a fan of poses (it is pretty obvious by now) that I will keep an eye on this store as well for the future.

Lush Poses – Gone Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 7 different poses (including mirror versions)
  • Static, Poseball and Posestands included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail @ 01/28/19

The Epiphany is once again open for it’s first round of the year and the hair I am wearing is from Tableau Vivant as part of the “Bad Girls + Boys” set. I like the fact that they did something for both the men and women in this set (though to be fair the hair that I have on is unisex and the other hairstyles are for the ladies). At first I was unclear of which was which but I figured things out pretty quickly and also noticed that there are three different hairbase versions you can play for as well.

I kept to my usual hairbase as my photo wasn’t really focusing on the hair as it is an added bonus to the items I’m blogging from TMJ. Those who are fans of Tableau Vivant they should give this set a try and they may get lucky as one of the RARE packs came to me pretty quickly and I gladly passed it on to Brenna to wear as it wouldn’t do me any real good (and would look better on her).

There were a few other fun machines I played at the event like the CUREMORE “AsylumVillains” set (yes it is for women but I have a wife who will wear something if I asked or also the female version of me which I shall now refer by going forward as Lilith. I also have some fun items from the new Gabriel set (which is always a must for me as I’ve been a big fan of theirs over the years).

On that note it is time for me to get this here entry published and then start work on writing the next blog which I have already taken the photos for but have yet to see if they need any minor touches; I can say this: it’s something that I’ve never tried before and will certainly be different to the eyes of those who have visited this site often over time.

For all those out there I wish nothing but positive energy and thoughts as well as to keep the conversations going in the best way possible.

Until then be well with warm regards,

B


POSE: Lush Poses – Gone @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Bad Girls + Boys – Reds @ The EpiphanyNEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

CHOKER: HK Designs – Neon Collar @ The Men JailNEW
BOXERS: Gild – Boxer-B (Black Line)

[#530] I Want It Now!

’cause I want it now
I want it now
Give me your heart and your soul
And I’m breaking out
I’m breaking out
Last chance to lose control

Muse, ♫Hysteria♫

After going on a mass blogging binge this week I decided to recharge a little bit and take a day off yesterday and had considered doing so the whole weekend but I felt a bit jazzed and pumped (pun slightly intended) and chose to shoot this scene while it was still in my head. Maybe the idea as a whole doesn’t really gel completely because I don’t know anyone insane enough to bench press near steps but I’ve done some unconventional things in my days so I’m going to get away with it.

I was thinking of a tune that would work with this and remembered one of my old favorites that I’d play constantly when I was virtually jamming out on Rock Band. “Hysteria” by Muse has always been one of those songs that would get me hyped up because it has such a killer bass line and I always enjoyed that aspect of the song when I would play it on the game.

Working out even in the virtual world requires some high energy rock and I found it in this song and aided me along with the “Kaleb” pose set by Kokoro Poses. This set of poses is probably at the top 5 of any of the workout poses that I’ve ever had at my disposal and I didn’t have to make any adjustments to my shape to make it work and not having to add more effort into styling and setting up is a plus in my book.

One of the best things I like about Kokoro Poses is that they add an incentive with their full sets of poses by adding poses that you wouldn’t get if you purchased them as singles and really why would you want to buy just one pose especially if you change your mind mid photo and wish you had gotten one of the other poses? That way if you have the full pose pack you can just throw them in a stand and switch to what you want to work with.

Kokoro Poses Kaleb Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required for proper use)
  • Mesh weights included that fit each pose specificially
  • 5 poses + 2 full pack exclusives (7 in all)
  • Exclusively @ Hipster Men’s Event until October 16th

Track or sweat pants are in my opinion one of the best and most comfortable ways to exercise because you don’t have to worry about the pinch or bind that you might get with jeans (which to me is a no-no anyway). ExalteD has a new pair of pants at the upcoming round of The Men Jail that I was excited to throw on and use for this blog. I originally planned to wear a shirt as well with this but I thought best to show off those ab muscles and save a shirt from getting drenched with sweat and getting all smelly.

I love the color options for the “Nick” Pants because they are all colors that I would wear and instead of copping out and wearing black or white, I went with the light (or baby) blue color represent one of the alternate old school colors of my favorite baseball team who are a game away from moving on in the National League playoffs are are perceived as underdogs that won’t get far (but I believe!) There is a nice black with white piping on the side of the pants to give it added style.

ExalteD Nick Pants FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh
  • 12 different colors to choose from (changeable via HUD)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting October 8th and available until October 28th

For footwear I thought the best type of shoe to pair with the pants was a lo-top sneaker and one of my favorite brands, Native Urban’s latest release fit what I was looking for. The “Pryda” sneakers are constructed similar to the “Woodboat” pair that I blogged not too long ago but they are not exact. I think even the colors available in the full pack are different from one another.

These sneakers are casual for just about any kind of situation you might find yourself in where you are not required to dress in a fancy suit. Perfect for hanging out at the beach, going to a club, or just kicking it at your place.

However, for those of you with the Belleza (Jake) body you won’t be able to use these because they were made specifically for Signature products.

Native Urban Pryda Sneakers All Colors features:

  • 100% Mesh
  • 12 customizable parts with 21 colors (changeable via HUD)
  • Fitted for Signature (Geralt and Giann) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Signature Event from October 1st – 20th

Lately I’ve been rolling through my list of hairs to blog from Modulus and this time out I am wearing the “Alfie” hair. This side combed hair is about chin length and can be paired with just about any type of hairbase (I chose a side faded one for this look). The best part is that you can choose between which side you have it combed to because Modulus now gives you both left and right sided versions. This has been a recent feature which I am absolutely grateful for and I’m glad that owner, Chucky Hollak, has given the option to us.

I’m sure I am not the only one who is ecstatic for this feature and I have a feeling that this is not even a fraction of what is to come so like all of you I wait for what is next in the already feature heavy Modulus Alpha Nex-Gen products line.

Modulus Alfie Hair features:

  • 100% Original Alpha Nex-Gen Mesh
  • Left or Right side parts included
  • 5 color HUDs with 8 standard colors
  • HUD contains integrated color picker for added customization
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Uber until October 22nd

Of course I cannot forget to mention the backdrop that helped put this scene together; which is one of the recent releases from Paparazzi. It is not brand new as it was a part of one of the rounds of Cosmopolitan but their bi-weekly rounds makes it difficult sometimes to get something from there and feature it while it is brand new.

The “Graff Tagged Door” backdrop gives the feel of it being a part of an abandoned building that squatters or curious people have snuck into (also read broken into) and used their spray cans to write different things on the doors and walls or whatever else they feel like. In my mind I picture myself being someone who has found a way to make it an abandoned gym and go there to lift weights or do some kind of parkour. The ideas of where that could go are almost limitless and because it is a virtual concept I won’t have to worry about the authorities!

Paparazzi Graff Tagged Door Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 different color schemes available (sold seperately)
  • Resizeable via click
  • Currently available @ Papparazzi main and marketplace stores!

This all seems like a mouthful so I’m going to finish this blog post up so you can get to the good part if you haven’t already and I will definitely be back with more goods from some of the latest events that have just started and also more from Pose Fair and The Men Jail. I look forward to getting back to work and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Alfie Hair @ UberNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Luxe Eyes @ The Dark Style FairNEW
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Eyebrows ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: ExalteD – Nick Pants @ The Men JailNEW
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Pryda Sneakers @ Signature EventNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Graff Tagged Door B

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) – Kaleb @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW