[#639] The Heat

 

I’m a desert, you’re an ocean
It’s your motion that I need
But without you I am broken
Left to thirst out in the heat

The Score, ♫The Heat♫

 

Oh man is this blog a scorcher! I felt compelled to do something related to the heat (it hasn’t quite reached here in a major capacity but it’s going to soon I have a feeling). I’m rolling right along with the Vintage Fair finding some of the coolest items to share with you that maybe others might not but there are plenty of bloggers on the VF team that are killing it daily so it’s possible they have. I at least get to put my spin on things (as I feel my style is much different from a lot of bloggers).

I challenged myself with this scene by not wearing as much clothing as I normally do. I have tried doing this a little more regularly but for some reason and I’m going to say this until I’m blue in the face that it’s easier to shoot a photo wearing a lot less than it is to put an outfit together that can help tell a story. It’s not something I’m looking to cause waves with as I’m sure some artists don’t agree and they are entitled to that…just the way I feel really.

Sparrow provides my cooling down attire in the form of the “Tom” Shirt and Underpants which you can get individually or as a fatpack with many colors to find the best coordination. I played around a lot with different colors but went mostly basic with my style and fit the rest of the setting to not make it distracting. The amount of colors you get with the HUD (in the fatpack) will give you a lot to work with if this is your style for the evenings when you’re doing nothing.

This is going to be a shocker but this post features some decor (I know!!!). When you see decor items featured here that is unusual but I really like this “Pop Art Time – Bowl Armchair” by Insurrektion. The style is completely vintage and retro (something that I do enjoy obviously) and much like the fashion part of this entry has quite a bit of customization options. It can be changed by section or by an overall theme so it you want to mix and match go right ahead but if you just want a uniform look do it by theme. The chair comes in both PG and Adult options (sold separately) as well as a decor pack which consists of a stacked version of the chair and cushion that can be placed anywhere.

 

Beyond the canopy of my embrace, you shall feel the blistering heat of the Desert.
Harry Fulgencio

 

CHAIR: Insurrektion – Pop Art Time – Bowl Armchair @ Vintage FairNEW
FAN: 22769 – Old Fan
TABLE: Cheeky Pea – Celebutante Table

HAIR: Exile – Judd ✦ Old Gift / Not Available
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

SHIRT: Sparrow – Tommy Shirt (FATPACK VERSION) @ Vintage FairNEW
UNDERPANTS: Sparrow – Tommy Underpants (FATPACK VERSION) @ Vintage FairNEW

 

[#601] Woke Up This Morning

Wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers
Don’t you wish you didn’t function, don’t you wish you didn’t think beyond the next paycheck
And the next little drink?
Well, you do, so make up your mind to go on ’cause when you woke up this morning
Everything you had was gone, everything you had was gone

Alabama 3, ♫Woke Up This Morning♫

When it comes to old timey mafia films or television I’m a casual fan but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy them less than the hardcore passionate ones. I’ll admit that I’ve really not seen much of if any of the Sopranos even though I’m sure that once I get around to seeing it that I’d enjoy it a lot as all indications are it has great acting and a compelling story.

My scene today is a tribute to the many mobster themed sources of entertainment over the years including but not limited to The Godfather series, Goodfellas, Scarface and many more that would take forever to list. Perhaps though for the aficionado’s will see the call out to The Godfather with the cat sitting on my lap and my bro Lucky sitting across from me as if he’s there to ask for a favor.

I didn’t want to completely recreate the scene exactly as I wanted to put my own touches on it so that it could stand on it’s own and not be considered a “rip-off” of sorts; I am confident that this photo will appeal to many but also if not I know I had fun with it. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank Brenna for helping set up the scene with me based on ideas I had given her.

Having a bad memory sometimes leads to me repeating things and if I do then I apologize profusely. One of the newest stores that I am proudly a part of is Lapointe & Bastchild and for the first time I am blogging their work and being that as a blogger I am nervous because they have been one of my favorite designers over the years. Making sure that I get it right when it comes to featuring their clothing and accessories is important to me so here I go at my very first attempt as part of their team.

Most of the time I’m usually wearing black suits or tuxedos so when I found out that L&B released a specifically white rendition of their “Marc Tuxedo” I jumped at the chance to make it my mafia “Don” attire. As with their other suits and tuxes it’s very well made and fits perfectly. The suit is highly customizable with different variations of white (like the cream colored version that I’m wearing) as well as options for changing the color of the shirt, bow tie and pocket square. You can also make the pocket square invisible if they are not your thing.

If you’re a guy that’s looking for a tux that isn’t your traditional black then a visit to Lapointe & Bastchild is in order to give the “Marc Tuxedo Basic White” edition a try; if you do make the purchase, you should also consider the “Edge Oxford” shoes to compliment them for a complete look.

Lapointe & Bastchild – Marc Tuxedo Basic White Edition

  • Original mesh
  • HUD includes options to change jacket, shirt, bow tie, pocket square and pants
  • Many different style combinations to choose from
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Fitted Classic, Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies

Admittedly I’m not a decor blogger by default but with all the work that Brenna did helping to construct this scene so at the end of this blog you’ll find the decor credits as well as both the styles for myself and Lucky to make this a very thorough blog post. I’d also like to thank Andraus Thor who is the creator for THOR, a decor and accessories store for assisting me with a feline problem. You were a big help in facilitating my kitty addiction so thank you very much.

On this note with all the info that there is to give to you I am going to wrap up this blog post and start to begin preparation for my turn as a blogger for Skin Fair, which officially opens to the public in a weeks time. I am very excited about this and look forward to helping out hopefully not only both my fellow gentleman but also the gals as well.

It’s the weekend so I hope everyone has a chance to relax and take it easy; I’ll be back again with more from the virtual landscape so keep your eyes peeled until next time!

But you’re one in a million, you’ve got that shotgun shine
Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

MY STYLE

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

TUXEDO: L&B Swear (Store / MP) – Marc Tuxedo Basic White

LUCKY’S STYLE

HAIR: Lock&Tuft (Store / MP) – Frank v1
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Oscar (T4)
EARS: MANDALA – Steking Ears (Season 5)
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night
BODY: SLink – Physique Male Mesh Body v2.06

JACKET: Deadwool – Hart Jacket (Flannel)
SHIRT: Deadwool – Pinned Add-On (From Original Hart Suit)
PANTS: Deadwool – Hart Trousers (Flannel)

DECOR

SKYBOX: Trompe Loeil – Knoxlane Cottage
DESK: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
CHAIR: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
BOOKCASE: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
LAMP: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
NEWSPAPER: Vespertine – Newspaper
CIGAR BOX: BAMSE – The Boss – Cigar Box ✦ Gacha
GUN: BAMSE – The Boss – Pistol ✦ Gacha
ASHTRAY: Nutmeg – Dandy Astray Bronze ✦ Gacha
WHISKEY: Apple Fall – Whiskey Decanter
GLASS: Kunst – Bourbon Glass #1
BOOKS: Cheeky Pea – Vetur Falkland Books
CAT: THOR – Licking Gray Cat
TABLE: David Heather – Gun Table ✦ Gacha