[#479] Hey Time You’re No Friend Of Mine

Will you be there
To catch when I stumble when I fall
When I fall

Its so very clear
You left me when I had no one at all
No one at all

Creed, ♫Time

The last week or so has proven to be one giant test for me personally and while I don’t feel compelled to go into details I will say that having an outlet such as blogging has been something of a godsend because it’s helped me from falling over the edge into places that I don’t really want to go. Frankly, if I did I might not ever return from them.

One thing that I have learned is that we don’t know what’s around the corner; there are no absolutes. People come into our lives and for whatever reason sometimes they don’t stay there and there may not be a clear cut view of why or how…it just happens.

It has brought me to the thought that while time is infinite regardless of where we are within it and how long we have, it is our enemy. We can carry our weapons silently ready to fight it when it comes and each battle leaves you scarred on the inside until finally time rallies and strikes that one final blow….that’s the cycle and that’s what we have to contend with every day and most days we don’t allow our conscience to dwell or think about it.

The idea for this post has been in the making for months and I’ve had it in my head for longer than I can recall but all the pieces were not quite there yet until I came across a unique pose from SamPoses at Pose Fair. “The Fallen Angel” is exactly as it says it is with a kneeling battered wings with missing feathers and a bit of blood.

It was the last piece I needed to finally filter this idea from out of my head.

At the beginning I had purchased the Distorted Dreams “Lost Time” skybox and wanted so badly to do something with it but I just couldn’t come up with anything and so I kept it in my inventory in plain sight that I could use it the moment I had something to go with it. I love the apocalyptic broken clock tower vibe that it gives off; it also plays into what I’ve said just a few paragraphs ago as well.

Go& See released a set of eyes around Halloween last year that I’ve been itching to use as well because of the skybox, one of the eyes in the pack is a clock and thought it was a great addition to the whole atmosphere of what I had in my head visually. All of the eyes that are from Go&See are for CATWA branded eyes and will only work with them, which if you do not have a pair with a head or standalone you are missing out.

My good friend (and sister from another Mister) Lee Valentine of the LV Designs brand released a new skin at The Darkness event (if you recall in the previous post, “Shin” is also from the same brand so I am piggybacking yeah!) It is called “Angel” and comes in two tones both of which are compatible with Stray Dog tones 01 and 02 and there are two different HUDs for each tone. Not only is there a regular version of the face (with and without brows) but also a “Fallen” version with goth type lipstick and guyliner.

As much as I wanted to use the “Fallen” version in this blog entry it just did not work with the theme overall but I really think it was a great idea and concept so I’m going to give extra points to Lee for using some out of the box thinking for this release to make it even more cool and befitting of The Darkness event. The event runs until the 28th of April so you still have time to check this skin out and all the other cool items at the event.

Now that I’ve managed to finally get this idea out of my head it feels good to see it digitally in front of me and while a lot of times my thoughts are way more vivid than some of my skills can convey, this turned out nice enough that I am satisfied and can move on to one of the next visuals that I’ve had running around in my head recently or whatever may spring up spur of the moment when I see something outstanding that I want to feature right away. With that all said I am going to wrap this one up and leave you to browse the credits while there is one more day of weekend to freely get your shopping on.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Exile – Stranded – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Halloween
FACE: LV Designs – Angel Tone 01 ✦ NEW @ The Darkness
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: VERSOV – CHINOV LIMITED BLOODY

SKYBOX: Distorted Dreams – Lost Time Skybox

POSE: SamPoses – Fallen Angel ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair

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[#458] Into The Fire

I’m a paranoid, sycophant
Masochistic dilettante…
Narcissistic elephant in the room
I’m the end of the world
Thinning the herd
The all around outta my mind, fucking absurd
I am gone
I am gone

Into The Fire♫ – Asking Alexandria

Coming up with inspirations for blog posts can take many shapes and forms. It could be an idea that you might have seen in a movie or perhaps a music video…it can even come from a song itself where the words have clung themselves to you like an octopus to a sea faring vessel. That is the case with this particular blog post, it is kind of two parts as to how I decided to put this together.

When I first heard the song “Into The Fire” I thought it was really one of those hard rocking, get your blood pumping tunes that you could certainly throw onto a playlist as you worked out, power walked, or even amped yourself up for playing a game with or against friends online. Any or all of those things would be plausible because this song can get into your adrenaline as it did mine.

I stumbled across the video that was done for it on YouTube and it was patterned a lot after Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics and movies that bare the same name. Very noir graphic novel type action mixed in with video of the band playing their instruments. As much as I like the noir feel of that part of the video I didn’t really want to go quite to that Frank Miller type place so I figured maybe I could put my spin on standing on a white pillar surrounded by other white pillars of different sizes with some of them burning.


I kept my look super simple and most of it were just things I had blogged before that I knew might work for the look combined with a few new things that I had not blogged before that were waiting to find their way onto the page so others could take a look at them.

New rounds of events are going to be starting in a few days so there are likely going to be things from the events that opened in the last half of February combined with these new events starting at the beginning of March. I have plenty of ideas kicking in my head that I want to transfer onto digital art and this blog and I am really hoping that I’ll be able to up my postings for the month of March. I’m getting really close to my anniversary of when this blog went from being a thought to becoming a reality.


The Shop Your Heart Out event may be over but one of the goodies I found there found it’s way into this look. As much as I wanted to get it put into a look before the event ended some things came at me this past week (along with the unfortunate grid attacks that made it tough to do anything other than stand stationary for a day or two). Those setbacks aside the above photo gives you a great up close look at the “Boy Next Door” hair from Exile that was at the event and will be at their store soon if it isn’t right this minute. I purchased the Naturals pack with the feeling that I wasn’t going to wear anything but basic colors with this hair (your normal black, blonde, brown, and if the mood really struck me red). I made sure that I wore the Exile hairbase which you can also purchase at the store (and you’ll have a taxi to take you there down in the credits).

The rest of my face, beard, skin, and body are all items I’ve been wearing for a while which I feel have become a part of me and have cemented more of my online identity as of late. From time to time I’ll have other skins and things to blog to inform you of but as for normal day to day living this is what I’m the most comfortable in and what I enjoy the most.


As I had mentioned earlier, I kept my outfit simple because I didn’t feel this post needed something sensational or over the top and honestly most people that are in bands these days don’t wear anything fancy usually either so I figured t-shirt and jeans and sneakers would be just fine for it.

{FE Style} has always been a brand I’ve liked for the longest time but sometimes they haven’t always released items for the body I’m wearing consistently at the time but when they do I usually jump on it because it always looks and fits right. The Basic v3 T-Shirt is one that I’ve worn before in a blog (I recall the “Weird But Nice” shirt that was a part of the Fatpack as one of them) and they are really nicely done. I’m wearing the Gray version for this blog and I hadn’t noticed before that there is a bit of a chevron pattern to it which makes it a little more cooler.

L&B Swear is another brand that I’ve stated is been a part of my wardrobe choices for quite a long time as well. I recently got an update of their Destruction Jeans (which added a fit for the Belleza body as well as a tucked in version for one of there newer boot releases). I went through the different denims (as I did purchase the Fatpack of this as well) and seeing as how I can’t remember which one I blogged last time (forgive me some time has elapsed) I hope I didn’t wear one I’ve already blogged. I usually try my best to stay on top of that kind of thing.

For footwear I picked some sneakers from a little known place called ROC (which is a play on the store owner’s name). These low top shoes have 25 colors to choose from in which you can recolor 5 different parts of the shoe. There is also 5 preloaded “classic” colors that are likely patterned after real shoe styles that have been out in the public at some point in time.

Lastly we have the pose set I chose and it’s a collab between WRONG & The Owl. They have been working together for several months now (probably even more than that honestly) and have come up with some really excellent poses together. With all the different pose stores I like and have been displaying in my work I won’t be able to say that I don’t have any poses I can use for a shoot. The poses that I used in this blog entry are from the #11 pose set (which I believe was originally a Men Only Monthly release to begin with). There are 4 different static bento poses for you to choose from to make you look absolutely awesome in whatever way you choose to photograph yourself.

That ought to about do it for this entry but be sure to come back soon when I’ll have more news and goods from the grid along another song/artist for you to take a listen to (that you either know or will like and learn more about).

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: FE STYLE – Basic v3 (GRAY) T-Shirt ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
SHOES: ROC – Running Shoes

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses 11

[#456] Baby, I’m Perfect For You

But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I’m perfect

Perfect♫ – One Direction

Valentine’s Day has come and gone (as of this writing it’s been a week) but unfortunately I was not able to spend it with the one I love for circumstances which were not able to be controlled. So despite it being late, I wanted to do a photo shoot with her that not only I could use for this blog but to also collect for our memory scrapbook (a work in progress).

One of the best things is when we’re able to do these it takes really no effort at all and the creativity just seems to flow like a gentle stream. I have had the idea for this particular scene in my head (along with the chosen soundtrack) for a long time but not every piece of the puzzle was readily available until recently. I found two great backdrop/skyboxes and two different sets of poses that really set up a photo shoot that turned out great.

Sometimes songs tend to be catchy regardless of if they are in your favorite genres and this was definitely the case for the soundtrack to this blog post. One of the things that caught my attention was the part about hotel rooms. I thought it would be really interesting to have us running through a hallway of a hotel to get to a room where more than likely all sorts of no good would take place.

My vision became more of a reality when Paparrazi released their “Hotel Hallway” backdrop and I already had the Ana Poses “Let’s Just Escape” pose ready for whenever I could find the right hotel setting. I based my look also upon what a celebrity might look who is courting a young lady but also trying to get away from the limelight. Makes sense doesn’t it?


The hairstyle that I am wearing is a Valentine’s gift at the Shop Your Heart Out event put on by Linden Labs. This hair is a medium to long length and you get the entire FATPACK just for browsing around the event. There are 10 different color HUD packs in the product and I went with the Mix 2 HUD. The Shop Your Heart Out event is currently running until the 26th of February so there is still time to grab this up and a lot of the other great gifts from various stores.

FaMESHed was the destination where I picked up this really cool outfit from [Gild]. It is one whole outfit so you don’t have to worry about putting on separate clothes and comes in 3 other colors (Black, Blue, and Yellow). I like how they paired the suit jacket, shirt and tie with the jeans that has the pocket chain with it (which instantly caught my eye). The outfit is fitmesh and should fit just about all the current male mesh bodies with the right alpha cuts selected. There are more an more products from the [Gild] brand that have been getting my attention so I think I’ll have to continue keeping my out out for their releases.


For the second part of the blog which I would call the after (the hallway was the before of the story) what you see is the inside of the Hotel room which is from the “Room 214 Skybox+Backdrop” from Sayo. It’s really a well put together build and at some point I would like to shoot more parts of it but since I did not really need it for the image I had in my head I get to do it another time. Both the Paparazzi backdrop and this Skybox worked as a whole in a tremendous way; and if you haven’t been to Uber yet now is the time so you can take an up close look at this build for yourself before it closes on the 23rd of February.

Image Essentials created several different poses called “Sweet Nothings” with each one being released at a different destination. This is the third pose in the series which was given a main store release. I had a hard time deciding between pose 2 and pose 3 but I thought that three had the best angle coverage for what I wanted to do and would work best for me. It’s bento enabled so for those of you with bento bodies you’ll be able to benefit but for those of you without one (and at this time there are very few who do not) it will not work for you.


I wanted to give a little bit better look at the pocket chain on the pants of the [Gild] outfit with a close-up shot and also an up close look at the other side of the “Adam” hair by Exile. Honorable mention goes to {kokoia} for their “Gangsta” shoes which I’ve previously blogged in earlier blog posts or I would have given them an even better look as well. All of the things I pooled together made for a the process of posting this really effortless and a lot of fun.

Now I think it’s time to wrap this up for this one because I’ve got more projects to work on and perhaps some mischief to get into with the better half. See you around for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Adam ✦ NEW @ Shop Your Heart Out𝔙𝔞𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔰 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

OUTFIT: [Gild] Double-Breast JK-Pants Set – Red ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed
SHOES: {kokoia} – Gangsta ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Hotel Hallway – BLUEGREY
SKYBOX: SAYO – Room 214 Skybox + Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Uber

[#446] Dark On Me

But I found in you what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you went dark on me

Dark On Me♫ – Starset

When you have an idea in your head that you want to make as close to what you envision as possible, you tend to wait until the absolute right time to put it all together and that is what I did with this blog entry. I could have waited to do it when it was a significant post number or a special occasion but with all the pieces I needed to create what I saw in my mind, the time was at hand to unleash it.

I’ve done several space themed entries before with a song by the band Starset as its soundtrack. Once again I have gone that direction as this particular song has been one that I wanted to for a very long time (I keep notes about things I want to do and I have had it in my notes for ages). While the band has their own concept through their songs and albums, I didn’t want to copy their ideas and wanted to come up with a story of sorts to back the photos up on my own.


While I wanted to keep the intergalactic theme for the series of photos, I also didn’t want to do anything with Star Wars or Star Trek. In my head I thought maybe more along the lines of the video game, Halo, but maybe not set in a world where humans are fighting aliens.

In my head I thought it would be more like different colonies of humans (the world became overpopulated and so mankind sought out the stars to find sustainable places for life) are at war with one another. The protagonist in this story is a soldier who during one of the battles is fighting alongside the love of his life and she is wounded and he is fighting to get her to where she can receive medical aid.


As the story would progress our soldier manages to escape the battle and get his love to a medical station on a moon base where she is being attended to in the picture above. For this I used the RARE Body Scanner item from the “Experimental” gacha set from Disorderly which is a part of the current round of The Epiphany. I used several other items from this set but unfortunately those photos did not make it to this blog entry as I had taken many photos from different angles and chose the best ones to use.

The outfits that myself and Rosalie are wearing are from the Shu Mesh store (which I’ve used for my other space posts). I really like the detail that their products have and the reason why I went back to them to put together looks for this post.


With the other photos used here it’s not as easy to see the hair and eyes that the protagonist is wearing which is why I am including this close-up (as I do with all new featured hair and eye products). The eyes themselves are key because they were the beginning of what prompted me to start working on this entry. Go&See released the “Galaxy” eyes for The Season’s Story winter edition. It was hard to decide on which color eyes to use because they were all so beautiful to look at.

Once again I’m wearing one of the latest Modulus Alpha Hair releases named “Tommy”. I really thought this worked well for a soldier or military style haircut and envisioned this could very well be what they wear in the future.

This hair is currently available only at the Man Cave event.


Normally I don’t show close-ups when I have guests blog with me but this blog post feels a little different and extra special so I’ve included a closer look at Rosalie’s face and eyes. I stylized the left part of the photo to show that not every story has a fairytale ending. In the future of the world this post is set in the love of the protagonist suffers mortal injuries and succumbs to them (the part of which “dark on me” means to me in this case).

I had this thought that in that particular world when someone passes their life force diminishes and they turn ashen (a lot like Optimus Prime did in the animated Transformers movie from 1985). This depicts her body starting to change as her essence leaves her body. It seems like such a wild concept but I thought it was rather cool and could be something I actually write about when I get a wild hair.

As I move to wrap this up, I want to thank Rosalie again for helping me put together a fun photo session that turned out better than I even hoped. She ran with the idea I was going with and put together a look that along with the armor she wore, gelled about as perfect as you could possibly get. The hair and eyes as well as the makeup fit the thoughts I head swirling around in my brain.

Also I would like to thank Lucie Bluebird-Lexington for providing me some space (no pun intended) along with the dome with the out of this world sky; I could not have put this together as close to my particular vision without those little details.

I look forward to the next adventure that I embark upon but I want to live in the moment of this one for a little bit before I push forward.

So instead of Onto the next…we’ll go with…

Until the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Tommy Hair – BROWNS @ Man CaveNEW

This hair reminds me a little bit of a style that you would find in the Roman Empire time period. It’s short with a little length hanging in the front just above the eyes. The back and sides are shaved (so using a shaved base or just having it bald works best for this). There are five color packs each with five colors in them (included in the HUD is a color tinter). A FATPACK is also available for purchase so run out to the Man Cave event and test this out for yourself!

HAIRBASE: Modulus – Jai Hair Base ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

EYES: Go&See * Galaxy * @ The Season’s StoryNEW

These CATWA eye compatible eyes have 10 very beautiful eyes that can be worn by either male or females. They are perfect for those who might be involved with role-playing at space themed sims. They are available until the 31st so you have a few days left to go grab these and you won’t regret it if you do!

FACE: Stray Dog – Nate – Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

HAIR: Exile – Loose Ends – Naturals
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: IKON – Deadshine Eyes – Apex
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Odiseum Armor (Male)

This futuristic armor is awesome (at least in my mind it is) and has several different features that make it a great addition for any cosplay or role-playing event. The helmet fit perfectly without me having to do any adjusting to it (with my hair on as well). The included HUD allows you to change different color parts of the suit as well as different features on the helmet.

Please note that I am also using an Add-On HUD that is purchasable at the store to give the armor it’s battle damaged appearance.

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Shury Soft Armor (Female)

A newer release from the brand, it features bento hands and feet as well as a HUD to change various parts of the suit (Including the arm computer on the left arm). It is not fitted for mesh bodies but if you are already wearing a full body alpha it will work just fine. Please note that it is also rigged mesh.

~isil~ *Science!* Research Station RARE

Unfortunately I took way too many photos so this item is not viewed in full. I intend to post more from this photo shoot onto my Flickr so if you are interested in seeing more to check back there to see some of the shots that did not make it into the full blog.

DISORDERLY. / Experimental / Body Scanner / RARE @ The EpiphanyNEW

This item was not only hard to obtain (because it was likely because I wanted it so badly haha) but it was a crucial piece of the story. The best view of it is in the second photo above and in the close up shot of Rosalie. There are also alternate takes that did not make it to the full blog as well that will likely end up on my Flickr in the near future when time permits.

RK Poses – Take Me Home

The perfect pose for the story shot where the protagonist is carrying his fallen love off of the battlefield in order to get medical aid. I had seen this in another bloggers work and did not realize that I already had it in my unused arsenal of poses. RK Poses makes really quality poses and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to use for the photos in which it is featured.

Photos taken with product taken @ INSILICO

RK Poses – Ash ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
*CN* Pose 1735 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

[#419] Carry Your Torches

Bring on your forces of nature
Bring on the storm that’s raging
And if you get lost in the shadows
There’s a fire inside you
Be the light that guides you

Torches” – X AmbassadorsListen

This scene was originally meant to be done as a part of my Halloween series but as fate would have it the timing was moved back due to several reasons. I usually post things that are a bit October like all throughout the year as the spirit of it doesn’t confine me to just one month and I firmly believe that.

For this scene I went on location and took my photos at the Stars Hollow In Omnia Paratus, which is maintained by a good friend who has opened it to the public until the 11th of November. If you are looking for a great fall place to take photos and explore then this place is for you. There is even a haunted house section still up for those of you who want to do some post Halloween celebration such as I have. The taxi for this location is below in the credits section.

In this entry there are promotional copies of items provided by Avi-Glam, Cold-Ash, and Go&See. I think putting these items together really set the tone for the overall feeling of the scene and I hope you agree.

The Avi-Glam and Cold-Ash items are available right now at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs through the 15th of November. There are many great items for your closet at the event and I encourage you to invest some time to take a look.

Go&See’s item was a part of The Dark Style Fair 5 which was open until the 4th of November and this entry was in 3/4 stage completion and was meant to be posted before the end of the event to which I sincerely apologize. Things sometimes are out of our control such as this was. I am also providing the taxi below to their store location as event releases are moved to the store within a day or so of the said event ending.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Men Only Monthly as well as new monthly rounds of The Men’s Department and FaMESHed. From some of the previews of items I’ve seen across social media, I’ll be looking to dig into some of them to put my personal spin on.

Thank you to those of you who came to visit the site from wherever you may have seen the link on social media or by word of mouth. I hope to see you again for the next adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRExile: Alternate Ideas
HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESGo&See * Hurt * @ The Dark Style Fair 5NEW (Ends 11/4)

One of the things I can count on when it comes to Go&See when they release a set of eyes is that they are going to be thought out and creative. These Catwa only appliers give the appearance that the wearer has been possibly punched or is suffering from a sort of disease. There are several ways it can be taken. There are four different colors to choose from and excellent for setting up creepy or apocalyptic scenes as well as for use in role-play situations.

FACE⊱ AG. Connor Skin @ M.O.MNEW

Avi-Glam is back with a new face for Catwa heads, which for this I am using Daniel as I believe that is what they had in mind for use with this facial skin. I feel like it has a bit of a youthful ethnic look which is becoming increasingly present in-world as it should. Diversity is what helps everyone have a more unique identity and ensure we are not all looking like robots on an assembly line.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT{COLD-ASH} VINCENT Shirt&Waistcoat @ M.O.MNEW

There are so many good things I could say about this shirt/vest combination but if I did you would check out from all the rambling so I’ll keep it brief. I really had this Van Helsing or Johnathan Harker vibe with this that essentially the scene I photographed is like one of them out in the darkness looking for creatures of the night. The included HUD has 3 different colors for the shirt and 6 different choices for the vest.

One thing I would have done differently (that does not take away from the value of the product) would be to come out with more choices for colors in both the shirt and vest. The product is great even with the lack of more colors and maybe it is better the way it is. Perhaps having too many choices would detract from the product.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP.

PANTS{COLD-ASH} Dean Chinos (Black)
SHOESA&D Clothing -Firenze-

Photo taken @ Stars Hollow


o0o Studio: Ghost Light

Aside from wardrobe and setting, one of the most important pieces to the scene was this pose and prop set. The lantern helped set the visual of walking vulnerable in the darkness searching for the unknown a lot easier to take from concept to finality. This was a Fifty Linden Friday item a few weeks ago and I had missed out on it then but the regular price of it when I did purchase was not bad and is definitely something that can be used again in future works.

[#411] All These Words Are Not Enough

I got a feeling where I used to be numb
I can feel it now rushing through my blood
I’m stronger than I ever thought I was
And now I’ve found another way out of here

Break Out” – Scott StappListen

We’re now a few days into October, which is my favorite month of the year simply because it’s the month with which Halloween takes place. This particular entry is not Halloween themed but I plan on weaving them into the looks that I put together this month up until the day itself. This is probably the month out of the year where I feel like I’m as creative as I truly can be even if I feel inspired by looks or locations and also poses as well (which is the case for this entry).

I have several blogger sponsors featured in this post as they have new items at events that have just opened or about to be open as well as items at their stores. Featured are Modulus, Image Essentials, and Avi-Glam.

Events that I’ve been to include Shiny Shabby and Spotlight.

To give you a little preview on things to come on this site is coverage on the new “Dino” head by Catwa as well as new skins by Avi-Glam and Modulus. There were also be items featured from the latest round of The Men’s Department that just opened up today.

I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you and I hope you find something you like from what you’ve seen here or simply go to the events I’ve left transportation to. All of it is great to me if I’ve helped even one person with what I do here. Listed below are the credits and my thoughts on the newest items that haven’t been repeated.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRExile – Tommy (Group Gift)
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes – Fatpack @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACEModulus – Evan Skin – Cream ♯ NEW

This skin reminds me of the frontman of a band that I like which makes it that much cooler for me to wear it and feature it. You have the choice of 5 different skin tones and it comes with an included brow and body shape. The applier HUD is strictly for the LeLutka Andrea mesh head and has brow and facial hair options for those who want enjoy those features (which I am a fan of skins having facial hair options). This skin can be found at their main store location.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ {FE STYLE} Basic v3 (WBN) T-Shirt @ SpotlightNEW

For as long as I can recall, even before I was a blogger…I’ve been a fan of Fe Style. I started out by reading Kev Brunswick’s blog and when he began releasing various items I was immediately a fan. Now that I’m hooked on wearing the Belleza body I’m happy that he’s making items that fit like this shirt I’m wearing. There are 12 different choices of shirt with a mix of solid colors to some with graphics on them such as the one I have on. You can purchase them separately or you can buy the FATPACK at a discounted price. It’s definitely high on my casual t-shirt look list, definitely top five to be honest. This shirt fits classic avi’s sizes XS-XL, as well as Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male mesh bodies.

PANTS[BODY FACTORY] Killer Pants (Black)

These pants were originally at an event (which normally I’d remember but apparently I have a case of CRS). There was a shirt that was sold along with it as well but I chose to wear the one I have one because I sometimes I like splitting up my outfit between more than one brand so I’m not just focused on one thing. If you are an owner of an Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink, TMP these should work for you. There is also sizes XS through XL for classic avatars.

SHOES⊱ Belleza – Shea Shoes @ M.O.MNEW

Of course I managed to find a pair of sneakers at Men Only Monthly that fit my tastes. These are made by Belleza for Belleza so there should not be any sizing issues whatsoever. There are three different colors to choose from (Black, Brown, and Tan) and are very good for casual looks like this.


IE – Breaking Free @ Mad Circus ♯ NEW (Coming Soon)

This pose and prop are inspired by Alice In Wonderland or so I believe (I could be wrong and if anyone wants to correct me I have no problem with that). I felt like it worked well with a song I’ve wanted to use as a theme for a while so it ended up turning out pretty well. I needed to do a little shape editing as I believe it was properly created for a gals use but I like to try and go outside of the norm and this was not only a sponsored item but very very useful! Mad Circus is not yet open but I will update this post once it has opened with a link where to check it out.

[#392] And I Ran…I Ran So Far Away

Reached out a hand to try again
You’re slowly disappearing from view
Appearing from my view

I Ran (So Far Away)” – A Flock Of SeagullsListen

I thought I would do a fun little entry this time and poke a little bit of fun at the 80’s genre which was a part of my childhood. Looking back on a lot of it and seeing how trends and things are now it kinds of makes me chuckle a little bit.

Two of the items featured in the photo today really helped inspire the theme and I got them from Indie Teepee (which I am a proud blogger for) and from The Epiphany event.

I‘m not sure if those of you that follow the blog ever take a look at the song choices that go along as theme inspiration but I encourage you to click the link the the video and for the younger crowd experience what was big at that time in music and style. You’ll also notice in the full credits below that there was not a pose used for this scene. The keytar has an animation HUD which makes it glow and has sounds and animations for you to jam out to; with careful patience I managed to snap a still photo without needing any kind of posing which for me is very rare.

With all that out of the way, down below is all that you need to know about this post and as always I encourage you to get demos of things first so that you know whether or not it is the right thing for you. Have a great shopping experience and maybe I’ll see you out there. Until the next time as always, stay stylish fellas!

HAIR⊱ Exile – Judd (Gift / Not Available)

This item was a gift set out for those visiting the Hair Fair, as of now it is not available in the store but if it does get sold as a product, you’ll definitely be told in an update of this post or in a future one.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Kaua’i Eyes Mini Pack ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Hidden Chapter

This special set of 5 colored eyes is a part of the second half of The Chapter Four which is called The Hidden Chapter. This is where creators like MESANGE offer extra items that were not a part of the regular event. These eyes are being sold at a discount while at the event so if you are interested go check them out as once the event is over and they are placed in the main location, the price will go up.

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace
BODYBelleza – Jake

OUTFITGizzA – Owen Blazer Suit [Smoke-Aqua]

This suit (which is one whole mesh) was perfect for the 80’s look I wanted to achieve. I had purchased it initially at a previous round of TMD where it kind of got pushed into my closet and it wasn’t until I was putting this look together that I remembered it. Once I put it on and changed a few things on the included HUD, it all came together. Sizes included for the suit are Signature, Standard Sizes (XS-XL), SLink, and TMP.

KEYTAR⊱ BALACLAVA!! Keytar ZERO-W ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Indie Teepee

Nothing is more 80’s than a keytar. Many of the musicians from back then had these in their repertoire of instruments and were prominently featured in many a music video. I thought this was a very clever item for Balaclava to create, as many of their great items have a bit of quirkyness to them. As I had briefly mentioned above, this item comes with a HUD that you can use to animate your avatar and it also has included sounds that you can take hours to discover. A great item and while you are at it, check out some of the events while at Indie Teepee. There’s so much to do and see there!

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion III – *4* ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

When I remembered having had a neon type backdrop I had to look no further than this item. #4 in the Illusion III backdrop gacha set. MINIMAL does a very good job with detail on their backdrops and one thing I can tell you is that a lot of them do have neon inspired elements to them which make them very unique and able to stand out. This was the perfect and last final touch to the photos you see here in this post.