[#445] Popular

I’ll never get caught
I’m popular
I’m a teachers pet
I make football bets

β™«Popularβ™« – Nada Surf

With one of the biggest (American) football games coming up in nearly two weeks, I thought I’d do something a little fun in honor of that. Seeing as how I have several decades of music knowledge to go on and the 90’s were essentially where my complete love of music was born I thought I’d take a little gem from that time frame and use it as the theme for this entry.


While I already had my look already figured out, it was more of a challenge of what I was going to do to surround myself with the atmosphere of what one might consider a “jock” culture which if I’m not mistaken is still a thing today. Football players are highly regarded and sought after within their respective classes and adored by cheerleaders and other girls alike.

It was either going to be that I looked around to find bits and pieces to make a build myself which I am self-assured is not my forte…or I could try to find a backdrop that would befit my vision. All it really took was a quick trip onto the marketplace where I found the awesome locker room backdrop from RAMVII (which I admit was perfect for what I had rattling around in my head). The finishing touches were the football helmet from Tartessos Arts and the football that you see which is from a pose set from NANTRA’S “Touchdown” pack (which I will link for you because I did not credit it due to it being a part of a set I did not use in this blog post).


After I put this look together and was had my song choice picked my wife thought I was going with a basketball theme because of the track suit; I explained to her what I was doing and she said I looked more like a basketball player. While that may be true I distinctly remember during my time in school that all the football players wore track suits during the school assemblies.

Regardless of whichever one of us is right I may have to purchase this outfit in another color and do a basketball pic just for the fun of it.

Image Essentials has released a new pose set called “Lightbulb Moment” and while it is intended for use by the ladies, I managed to make it work using some out of the box thinking as I’ve been known to employ from time to time. This pose set is available at the Designer Circle event through the 3rd of February.

For the second consecutive entry I am featuring a product from Modulus but this time it is the latest skin in the M-Bare line that is a mainstore release. “McMillan” is his name and he appears to be a confident fella as I’ve portrayed him in these photos. I’ll talk more about this guy down in the credits so I don’t run out of things to say.


I feel like I did a fairly good job of putting a look together to capture the essence of “Johnny Football Hero” as the lyrics in the song suggest. One of the things that I try to do more than anything is to make my avatar look and feel the part of whatever vision my brain comes up with for me to conceptualize.

Within the next blog entry or so I am going to be featuring Modulus, Go&See and some items from The Epiphany event which I’m looking super forward to and hope that the final touches are exactly what I thought up in my head. The next adventure is just up ahead and I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

Onto the next Conversation

HAIR: Wasabi // Tyler Hair

I picked up the Fifty Linden Friday version of this hair with a mix of colors combined (like a smaller version of a variety pack). There are several color packs to choose from as well as a variety and FATPACK for those who tend to wear several colors of hair and want to stick to one hairstyle for a while. Now known as just Wasabi (previously known as Wasabi Pills), I feel as though I was not as thrilled with this purchase as I originally thought but is at least worth the price I purchased it for during FLF. With that said, what is not as good for one may be better for another and I do not want dissuade anyone from trying it out for themselves before making their decision.

HEAD: CATWA – Victor (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)
FACE: Modulus – McMillan Skin – Rose ⚜ NEW

The newest confident male skin in Modulus’ M-Bare line is as I mentioned before a store only new release. It comes in three tones (Latte, Rose, and Sand) and includes a brow and body shape to make it look its best and as how the creator intended; along with a HUD that gives you the option to apply just the face or individual (or combined) hairbase and brows.

The skin appliers can be found at the mainstore for all current body types to ensure compatiblity.

BODY: Belleza – Jake (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)

JACKET: [VEX] Tracksuit Jacket [White]

Track jackets have been a part of sports culture for as long as I can remember and it’s trickled down to what most guys wear to relax or go to the gym in (for those who work out). The track jacket comes with an attachable shirt with a HUD that can change the color/texture of the shirt. I find this to be very fashionable and could even be paired with jeans if you are not feeling quite like putting the whole track suit look together.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTS: [VEX] Tracksuit Pants [White]

The second half of the track suit ensemble, these pants have an option where you can wear boxers (which you cannot see in the pictures as I am wearing the jacket). An included HUD allows you to change the color of the boxer with several color/texture options. I really love the quality of these pants and as a fan of track pants because of their comfort when you don’t want to be in adult mode, these are just what any man could ask for as far as chill apparel goes.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

SHOES: EQUAL – Neil Sneakers FATPACK @ Man Cave ⚜ NEW (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)

These shoes appear for the second straight entry as I felt that they were perfect for this look as they are sporty type shoes. I just colored them appropriately to match the colors of the track suit.

HELMET: ::TA Football Helmet Set

With a little bit of editing (I removed the attached football in favor of the one that you see as well as the shadow) this helmet comes with two options. Inside is a helmet you can wear or the one that I used that you can place out for decoration (and is modifiable). The decoration helmet has a resize feature as well as several color textures so that you it will fit the type of decor you have in your home or man cave (no pun intended!)

BACKDROP: RAMVII – The Lockers Backdrop

I found this backdrop while scouring the marketplace for items that would help me in setting up a scene. There are not many items in the store but the mesh really seems to be made with quality and this backdrop’s textures are pretty good as well. The chalkboard can be edited to allow you to place your own picture inside at your discretion.

IE – Lightbulb Moment (b) @ Designer Circle ⚜ NEW

This pose set includes 5 different poses (each with mirror poses) and is bento enabled so if you do not have a body or hands that have it, they will not work. These poses promote the idea that the person posing has come up with a thought or idea and I can see people doing these kind of poses in everyday life. As previously stated, these poses are female oriented but can be used by males due to the parity of them.

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[#427] Swing Life Away

I’ve been here so long, I think that it’s time to move
The winter’s so cold, summer’s over too soon
Let’s pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

β™«Swing Life Awayβ™« – Rise Against

It’s not very often that I actually shoot any scenes from my own house but I didn’t really feel like using a backdrop or finding a location to set up in so I came up with an idea that allowed me to stay where I was at. I enjoyed how I was able to combine good ambience with lighting and of course my instant go to LUMIPro. Personally I feel like this is a small victory because it was fun to come up with and it was not stressful to put together.


When I first started putting this together, I didn’t have a song that was an inspiration as often times I do before going into setting up a scene. As I was thinking about various genre’s of music I knew I wanted something laid back; I almost automatically recalled “Swing Life Away”. It had the right feel and helped me with getting the best visual with the look and poses I combined.


As I was taking photos from different angles from close and further away, I found myself liking a majority of them so for this entry I added an extra shot I found favorable in addition to my main “storytelling” shot and the usual two featured product close-ups.


Brand partners that I am featuring in this entry’s look consist of Avi-Glam (eyes) and Image Essentials (Poses). I managed to go out and do a little shopping outside of the search for bargains during the Black Friday events and checked out a new event called District 23 (not to be confused with the District 20 event that I have intentions of covering) as well as another stop to The Men’s Department.


Now that you’ve had the chance to look at what I’ve put into this look, I’ll leave you with the style credits (which are as complete as they possibly can). I believe these stores and events have something for just about every fella out there and even some of the gals as well. Enjoy your next shopping excursion and remember to pick up demos before deciding on a purchase as there is nothing worse then buyer’s remorse (and I know we’ve all been there). Thanks for joining me for this adventure and I will see you again soon.

Onto the next conversation…

⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ Pippa Black Pack

During the course of my Black Friday shopping excursion I decided to see what +elua+ had going on as far as hairstyles considering I have not visited the shop in some time. I did not find anything in the regular hairstyles but I did see the gacha machine that this hair is from and played it to be able to get a black pack of this hair and with a little size adjusting it was perfect on my head. Personally I like having longer hair on my pixels during what I would consider the fall/winter season even though some places don’t really observe because it is unnecessary (we are pixels after all ha!)

⊰HEAD⊱ LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

⊰EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Aqua @ Shiny Shabby β™― NEW

Eyes are often the best feature on a person because when you look into someone’s eyes it has been said that you can look into their soul; this new set of eyes like previous Avi-Glam releases does not disappoint. 24 different iris colors (including the one you can see a close-up of in the product shot above) that come in 3 sizes. These are excellent for everyday wear and for those of you who may not be bloggers or photographers could easily be a great permanent eye to wear. Mesh eyes are included in the package and a FATPACK is also available.

COMPATIBLE With: CATWA, OMEGA, and regular (for included mesh eyes) applier HUDs.

⊰FACE⊱ Stray Dog – Cody T2
⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰TATTOO⊱ { Speakeasy } Storm Tattoo @ District 23 β™― NEW

Very seldom do I wear or feature body ink as I’ve expressed before in previous entries but it’s not for lack of liking them. Most of the time it’s for the fact I wear products that would generally cover them up and would defeat the purpose of wearing them. When I was putting this current look together I saw an add for this tattoo and knew that I would not be wearing anything on the upper half of my body. The tattoo comes in three different opacity types (Fresh, Worn, and Faded) and you can get it at District 23 along with other types of ink and poses to enjoy.

COMPATIBLE With: Omega, Signature and TMP applier HUDs.

⊰PANTS⊱ AITUI – Sweat Pants – Loyalty, Grey @ TMD β™― NEW

Only a few more days left for the current round of TMD to get your hands on these sweatpants by AITUI. There are several different designs and colors available at the event but they are definitely great for just lazing around your dwelling while you are AFK or just relaxing doing nothing. I think these are really cool and very well made.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

IE – Daily Things (b) (1 / 3) @ Designer Circle β™― NEW

I really do enjoy taking poses that are not meant normally for males and putting them to work for me. This great set of poses (5 total with mirrors) also comes with two pose props (a phone and a magazine). The poses depict motions some of us make in our normal routines which is why to me the name of the set is appropriate. You can pick this up at the Designer Circle event which is open until the 2nd of December so there is still time…hurry!

[#384] Where No One Knows My Name

I think I’ll go to Boston
I think I’ll start a new life
I think I’ll start it over where no one knows my name

Boston” – Augustana β™«Listenβ™«

I welcome everyone back to another look from yours truly, where this time I have goodies from events such as UBER, Designer Circle, Cosmopolitan, Man Cave and also Men Only Monthly. Just like usual you’ll find the full credits below where you will be given transportation to the events and stores themselves. I’m going to try something a bit new with this entry and for the new items that are being featured I’ll write a little bit about each of them. Let me get into what went on in this one so I can get you out there to enjoy a shopping experience.

⊰HAIR⊱ BURLEY – Gabriel

Burley is a well known name in the hair game in the world of Second Life, most people reading this will know that but just in case you haven’t found this fine example of stylish tresses then I am glad that I am able to give you a taste. The recently released “Gabriel” hair is a nice mid length side combed hair but what makes this just a bit more special is that it comes with a styler HUD and gives you the option to choose if you want the full hair or a version where the side is shaved which is something of a major hair trend that I’m noticing. For this item I went with the variety pack as there were more than I would possibly use with the full FATPACK, but there’s still a generous amount of colors included. You are also getting an included Hairbase for Legacy users, and also applier HUDs for Omega, Signature, and TMP respectively.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)

⊰EYES⊱ AG. Passion Eyes β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Cosmopolitan (Until 07/02)

We are in the final days of the current round of Cosmopolitan in which Avi-Glam is participating with their release of the “Passion Eyes”. There are 6 different colors to choose from all with little flecks in them to make them even more unique. Provided in this package are mesh eyes as well as HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega applier enabled eye products.

⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Ivo T2 β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ M.O.M

⊰MOUSTACHE⊱ Kauna – Bento Moustache: English [v1.2] β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Man Cave
⊰BEARD⊱ Kauna – Bento Beard: Shape A [v1.2] β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Man Cave

Kauna, a brand known for their clothing such as their suits and more recently jeans/boots combination have stepped into new territory with their release of new bento facial hair, a beard and a moustache. The “English” Moustuache is a very old style handlebar that works really nicely with the “Shape A” beard. Both of these come with a HUD with 9 pre-selectable hair colors but also has a tintable feature if your style choice is not one of the ones included. For a first effort, I think Kauna nailed this and is a product that I’ll certainly feature again in the future. It must also be noted that this beard is for users or Catwa branded heads. If you have something other than Daniel and Stanley it is advised to try the demo first. You can find both of these at the inaugural round of Man Cave, and from one fella to another, I definitely recommend it to any beard lover.

⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

⊰SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Ash β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ UBER
⊰WRAP⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Waist Wrap β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ UBER

I’m really excited about the latest release by Aitui that is currently available at UBER, which just started a fresh round several days ago. The “Mountaineer” shirt is best described as a graphic tee with the added benefit of suspenders thrown in. There are 8 colors to choose from and fit Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies. I’m wearing the “Ash” version which is a mid to dark gray color. I partnered it up with the companion item that can aslo be found at the same event. The “Mountaineer Waist Wrap” is a cool flannel shirt that goes around the waist and works for that potential evening chill one might experience hanging out at the beach. The waist wrap has HUD with 8 different choices and fits the same three body formats the shirt does. I really knew I had to have these the moment I saw them and I certainly hope you get that same feeling.

⊰SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Simon Shorts β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ M.O.M

As one of my sponsors, I was honored to receive the latest clothing release from RIOT that is out now at Men Only Monthly. The “Simon” shorts are a great addition to the look that I’ve put together. The FATPACK provides you with 28 different colors of fabric as well as that same option with a seersucker print. The belt is customizable as well with the same color choices and 9 metal buckle choices. I decided to coordinate with the flannel color of the waist wrap and went with the teal seersucker print. The shorts are just the right length just above the kneecap as I don’t like them all that short personally. The HUD is easy to use and no matter what color you choice you’ll definitely be getting a quality product. Head over to Men Only Monthly now and give them a shot!

⊰SHOES⊱ The Owl. – Must Have Chucks (Batman) β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Shiny Shabby

I found myself browsing around Shiny Shabby when it opened and came across some high tops by a brand I was not familiar with. At the event, The Own has the “Must Have Chucks” in a variety of colors and also a few themed ones based of television shows and also characters. The ones I am wearing have a really cool image of the Caped Crusader and his nemesis on one side and on the other an image of The Clown Prince of Crime. I’m a sneaker addict so it didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to snag up the FATPACK; the included sizes are (Maitreya and SLink for Females) and (Signature, SLink, and TMP for Males). If you want a good looking high top check out The Owl at Shiny Shabby.

⊰BACKDROP⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Barbers Backdrop β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Limit8 (Sold Out)

Limit8 is a great event that gives shoppers the chance to own one of a kind items that even before the event ends could be sold completely out of stock. One of those items that is being featured here is the “Barbers Backdrop” from Bad Unicorn Clothing. These scene depicts the front of a closed barber shop and comes with a secured door and even has a barbers pole to give it that true authentic shop look. Bad Unicorn did really well with this and just like their other backdrops made it fun to pose in front of. The neon signs even cast off a reddish glow to them; I’m glad to say that I have this genuine one of a kind item.

IE – GothNIC β™― β˜†NEWβ˜† @ Designer Circle

Designer Circle is not often an event that I’m able to find items but I just happened to find one of the latest pose sets by Image Essentials, in which I am able to review copies of. The GothNIC pose set was designed for the female in mind but I was able to find a way to take one of the poses from the set and use it to help create my scene. I have to say I really enjoy being able to take poses that aren’t specifically for guys and put a spin on them and make them work. For those ladies who might be reading this, these really are great poses to use for such occasions as creating profile pictures. Why not head to Designer Circle and take a look for yourself you may be surprised how much you like them.

I appreciate anyone who took the time to check this out and I also hope that you’re able to find uses for these items as well or are even able to find other items from the events and stores that have been featured here in this entry. I am going to call this a wrap but remember as always to stay stylish fellas!