[#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

 

[#490] That’ll Be The Day

Well, you give me all your lovin’ and your turtle dovin’
All your hugs and kisses and your money, too
Well, you know you love me, baby
Still you tell me, maybe
That some day, well, I’ll be blue

Buddy Holly, ♫That’ll Be The Day

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Time for a little “TBT” in this blog post (I’ve always wanted to do a Throwback Thursday) as I gather inspiration from the late 1950’s and the tunes of Buddy Holly. There were a few other songs I thought about as a soundtrack to this theme but I just couldn’t shake the feeling I got with the this song. So I ran with it and didn’t turn back.

FaMESHed is almost about to close it’s doors soon but there is still time to get there to not only get the limited edition hair from Modulus that I previously blogged but you can also lay your hands on this pretty sweet suit from David Heather. When I saw a preview add for it somewhere on social media it was clear that I wanted to blog it and I already had the background in mind with having the FOXCITY “Show Time” limited (and now extinct) backdrop that I got at a previous round of Limit8.

The whole scene just speaks about classic and a time that’s long gone and likely will never be seen again. Yes I wouldn’t trade most of the things today for anything but there is also something about that time period that was interesting and catches my eye. The music scene was certainly a different landscape than it is today but if it weren’t for artists such as Buddy Holly a lot of the music that came after him and the musicians they inspired would not molded some of today’s acts.

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The hair I am wearing is a recent release from Modulus and is now in the Mainstore as I did not get a chance to get this idea together and posted before it transitioned but it’s new to the store and worth checking out. It is one of the last few hairs that were released with just 25 colors and maybe the brand will update some of their previous work but even if it doesn’t happen the style of this hair is really cool. I like how you can pair it with shaved sides and it looks stylish. One of the other things I like about it is that it is a slicked back style which is something I’ve always been a fan of when it came to hairs and also why it fit into the grand scheme of this pic.

The pose that I’m using is from a past Gacha from my pose maker friends at Image Essentials (a very big thank you to Kay Weston for providing me this set in hopes that I could pull something off which I did!). I couldn’t think of a better way to show a scene that was similar to capturing the magic of the Ed Sullivan show which was many many years before my time but seeing clips of episodes made an impression that I just don’t get when watching stuff like American Idol or The Voice (or any other talent/variety show out there).

All it needs to be is a man, his microphone, and his music.

This was intended to be a short blog post which means I am going to be wrapping it up and I know there wasn’t as big of a write-up for this post but with there not being that many new or recent items I felt like covering the most important things was all it needed and having given a bit of a backstory about my inspiration would do that trick and I hope it has. I feel that I’ve been long winded a lot of the times so someone reading this post may feel like they are getting a break. There is more to come as I enter the final stretch of my milestone so I urge you to check back in soon to see what my next look might be and what inspired it.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Harry Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: MINIMAL – Bond Glasses Gold ✦ Previously Blogged
OUTFIT: David Heather – Richie Tuxedo – Gold ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)

BACKDROP: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Show Time – LimitedNo Longer Available

POSE+PROP: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Singer (7) ✦ GACHA

[#213] Some Can’t Make The Sacrifice

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(Some Say) It’s much more than black and white
and I won’t follow

SectionHeaders_TLv2HEADAbsolut-Creation Adam Mesh Head -v1.2 – //NEW
EYES⊱ .ID. Attraction Eyes – FATPACK //NEW◇ @ TMD
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Joseph T2 //NEW◇ @ M.O.M
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

SHIRT⊱ [Pumpkin] Basic Tee- Floral //NEW◇ @ TMD
SHORTS-David Heather- Ledar Shorts / Black
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] PLAYOFF DUNKS FATPACK // ◇NEW◇ @ TMD

GLASSES⊱ —N0aH— Nerd Black Glasses // No Longer Available
HAT⊱ *HEXtraordinary* Do or Do Not Knit Cap RARE //NEW◇ @ Wayward Winter

SKATEBOARD⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Robot SK8 board //NEW◇ @ The Epiphany

POSE⊱ XXY – Attitude (2) //NEW◇ @ M.O.M

SectionHeaders_TIv2No Reason” – Sum 41Listen/View

[#132] She Will Be Loved

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“I don’t mind standing every day
out on your corner in the pouring rain”

I wanted to get this put together as soon as I could while there was still time. We are in the last day of the MIZU: A Rainy Story Event that began on June 05th. Not only can you shop but there is also an interactive story you can participate in if you so choose. One of the items I was inspired by is this Wet Shirt by Gabriel, it fits the TMP mesh body or you can also use the alpha if you don’t wear one. There are three different versions via a texture HUD that you can choose from: 10%, 20%, and 30% sheer. I combined this along with the Alchemist rain texture that you can also get from the MIZU event. Rounding off the look are jeans from American Bazaar that you can pick up at Men Only Monthly, the David Heather Liberty Boots that you can pick up at Uber and last but not least the Elua “Phillip” hair along with the Kool Guy Shades from Flite that you can get your hands on at Summerfest ’15. Take a look at all of these events but don’t just take my word for it!

TheLook_TCK

BODY: #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body (M)
SKIN: Clef de Peau:Taylor T2 {@M.O.M} +NEW+
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
EARS: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau:Eyebrows 8 Brown
HAIR: +elua+ Phillip Fatpack {@Summerfest ’15} +NEW+

SHIRT: ::GB::Limited Wet Shirt {@MIZU} +NEW+ Ending 07/07
JEANS: [AB] Barry Jeans Blue {@M.O.M} +NEW+
BOOTS: -David Heather- Liberty Boots/Black {@Uber} +NEW+

SUNGLASSES: FLite. – Kool Guy Glasses – Black {@Summerfest ’15} +NEW+

POSE: Le Poppycock *Smoky Music* Men (Pulse of Rain)

TheInfluence_TCK

She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5 {Listen/View}

[#126] These Wounds Won’t Seem To Heal

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“This pain is just too real
there’s just so much
that time cannot erase”

TheLook_TCK

BODY: #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body (M)
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Lucas T2 {@TMD} +NEW+
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph {@TMD} +NEW+
EARS: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 8 Brown {@TMD} +NEW+
HAIR: ~Tableau Vivant~ Owen – Basics
FACIAL HAIR: Clef de Peau: Stubble 3 Brown {@TMD} +NEW+
TANKTOP: Legal Insanity – Sid Tank – Black {@The Boys of Summer} +NEW+
PANTS: -David Heather- Maharashi Pants/Black
BOOTS: -David Heather- Gnak Boots/Black {@TMD} +NEW+
WATCH: [ dynasty ] – GTM24 – Silver & Leather Watch {@The Chapter Four} +NEW+
POSE: Vestige Poses – Gift TBOS 3 {@The Boys of Summer} +NEW+

TheInfluence_TCK

My Immortal (Bella Donna)” – Ben Moody {Listen/View}