[#375] 6th Avenue Heartache

And the same black line that was drawn on you
was drawn on me
And now it’s drawn me in…

6th Avenue Heartache” –  The Wallflowers (ft. Adam Duritz)  ♫Listen

A lot of bloggers out there tend to stick with only the current and new items in their entries but sometimes I like to mix some of the new items from current events to some of my more favorite items within a certain time range or from a certain brand that I know is relevant and still kicking butt on the fashion scene. One of those that comes to mind is [Deadwool]. In my last posting I wore the “Strider” boots because it fit with what I was working with. For this look I combined some of my new items with the “Pleated” Jeans. I’ve featured them a few times but that is the brilliance of purchasing the full packs because you are not always wearing the same one each time out.

One of my favorite brands, Modulus, has two new offerings at the freshly restocked “Limit8” event. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it is full of different designers and items with at least one item with a limited amount of product to sell and once it’s sold out it will no longer be sold again in that form. There are two items from Modulus being sold and I’ll start with the “Tate” Hair. It’s a hair that is in between the short to medium range and is combed over to the right side with a little bit of a floaty look. This item is not one of the limited items but it goes perfectly with the “David” hairbase that is also being sold and is the limited edition item for the event of which only 100 copies will be sold. I would take a trip there as soon as you can to take a look at this item because I have no doubt it will go fast.

Also recently re-opened is the Men Only Monthly event, which happens to be one of the ones I look forward to each 20th day of the month. I have two different items from it but we’ll start first with the review copy of the “Andrej” skin from Avi-Glam. I like the youthful look that this skin provides and goes excellent with the “Dante” Shape that is also available at M.O.M. Avi-Glam has also relaunched their body skins which “Andrej” is the first release to get the treatment of new and updated skin tones. There are 8 tones to choose from (Ivory, Fair, Light, Honey, Latte, Tan, Dark, and Cocoa) and the v2 body appliers which you can find at their main location have an option for soft or athletic. Head over to Men Only Monthly and grab some demos because you might just like what you see and want to have it for yourself.

One of my many weaknesses when it comes to shopping (other than skins or gacha machines) is shoes. If it is made by one of my favorite designers there’s more than likely a chance that I’m going to buy it and buy a full pack at that. Kustom9 certainly pulled me in when I saw the “TCHEKOV” Sneakers. These shoes are based off one of the popular brands of low top shoes that I’m not going to name specifically but can tell you that it is named after an animal. The color choice I went with this time is the Suede Cream as it is something that I might not normally go with but I went out of my comfort zone of monotone type colors and felt this fit pretty well with the rest of the outfit. Inside the package you will find sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, SLink and TMP for the gals respectively) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) as well as Unrigged for both.

For the pose and backdrop of this scene, I’m utilizing the Wetcat & Lemon’s “Alley” backdrop which you can find at FaMESHed until the end of the month. This set can be purchased with or without the animations if you decide that you would prefer to use your own. The one thing that bothered me about this is that to try and use my own lightning I had to edit the build and find the various light sources within it but it is a small price to pay really for a well put together backdrop.

Now that I’ve gone through just about everything there is to know about this look, I’ll leave you with the complete credits of what I am wearing and where to find it either by store or by event. Thank you for taking a look and as always until next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ Modulus – Tate Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – David (Limited Edition) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sheba Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ AG. Andrej Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake ♯ ☆NEW
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Dante ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

JACKET⊱ not so bad – DANTE Suit Jacket (Multi Check) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANS[Deadwool] Pleated Jeans – Quicklime
SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] TCHEKOV Sneakers (Suede CREAM) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Kustom9


::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Alley” Backdrop (Includes Poses) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed

[#371] But The Gun Still Rattles…

And I don’t want a never ending life
I just want to be alive while I’m here
And I don’t want to see another night
Lost inside a lonely life while I’m here

Spirits” –  The Strumbellas  ♫Listen

One of the things I enjoy is doing photo shoots on location. It is one of those things where the ambience of the chosen place can be the difference between a good photo and a great photo. Sometimes for whatever reason sims close and leave a giant whole in the blogger photo taking experience. When I heard the news that Ironwood Hills was closing (where I’ve taken quite a few photos in the past) I knew it would create a void for me personally. However, not too long after the announcement they had found a way to remain open but they were going to be doing some things around the land. Ironwood Hills is now back open to the public and has been for a while but this is my first time returning and I was quite happy to visit there and find a nice spot to snap at.

As you might have seen in previous blog entries, TMD is chock full of great items but for me I’ve managed to purchase quite a few skins from the event. For this look I’m wearing the “Sam” skin from Clef de Peau. It is for the Catwa Head family which right now only consists of Daniel but coming soon will be the Stanley BENTO mesh head on the 15th of this month at the ULTRA event. The package includes the applier as well as the eyebrow shape and two body shapes (one for Daniel and one for the new Stanley). Also if you are the owner of the Absfab body appliers for Gianni, you can go to the CdP main location and pick up an updated version with the “tight” body applier.

The facial hair I’m wearing comes from the [GA.EG] brand and can be found at their main store. “Razor Blade” is just as it’s described, it’s a chin strap style beard with sharp points on both sides of the jaw and one right in the middle of the chin with a small bit of upper lip hair. The version I have is compatible with omega applier enabled products.

As I may have mentioned previously, Reach has three different items for you at The Dark Style Fair 4. In addition to the two shapes for sale, they have a tattoo called “Steam Machine” which has various images for you to enhance your avatars epidermis. At first I thought by the name it would be more of a tattoo in the “steampunk” genre but with what I know of it, which I will admit is very little, I do not believe there is a correlation. The product includes two different applier HUDS: one for [SIGNATURE] Gianni and one simply for any Omega applier enabled bodies.

For my hair in this look I decided to get a little creative after I saw an ad for the Beausy standard group gift, which is the “Delilah” hair with a HUD for naturals tone. While yes this may be a hair that was created for females in mind, it can easily be worked to work for us fellas as well. There’s nothing lost heading to the store and just joining the group for free and picking it up. It’s a nice shoulder length hair that really could be almost though of as unisex.

Some time has passed since I did a “Marketplace pick” so let’s welcome that back for this post. When I was scouring for some bento poses which still are not as common as they should be, I stumbled upon the work of Reve Obscura. Not only are the poses in her store well done but they are quite affordable where you might want to look at what else is being offered and stock up! I am using the “Shots” pose which some might be familiar with and I’m not embarrassed to admit this is most commonly associated with professional wrestler Jeff Hardy.; in a way is who I styled my look after for this photo session.

Honorable mentions for this look are the returning “Destruction” jeans by L&B Swear as well as the “Ardor Eyes” by Avi-Glam.

Now that you know just about everything that went into this look you can take transportation to the stores and events featured here and while you are at it, go take a look at Ironwood Hills. It is a sight to behold and if you are someone who likes to role-play there are always people around that might be interested in participating. Thanks again for checking in and I’ll see you again. Until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRBeausy – Delilah ♯ Standard Group Gift
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Ardor Eyes *Updated*
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Sam (T2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BEARD[GA.EG] Beards – O-BE05 Razor Blade – Omega Applier
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOO⊱ Reach – Steam Machine Tattoo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4

JEANS⊱ L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
SHOESA&D – Innsbruck

Taken @ Ironwood Hills


!R.O!* 2 Shots BENTO Pose ♯ Marketplace

[#369] Confession

I light up the night and let it burn
Lean back and watch the sundown fade
Do what I do when life’s a little sidways
I take a sip and say a prayer
Wait for a shooting star and stare
Off at the headlights on the highway

Confession” –  Florida Georgia Line  ♫Listen


The weekend is almost coming to a close so I hope that you all have rested well or at least enjoyed it with whatever you did. Welcome back again, I really feel like this look/photo session turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Grabbing things from FaMESHed, the SIGNATURE Event, The Men’s Department and an up and upcoming event called The Mens Zone were integral for all this to come full circle.

Rarely ever it seems do I use a country western song as a theme but considering this is my second one in a row I can at least retain my sense of having eclectic music taste. I try to cover all the bases when I can and when the feeling is right and fits an idea I’m trying to go with. I have to say I believe the overall message of these blog post is about doing soul searching when you feel you might be a little lost down the roads of your life. Sometimes we question the roads we take and if the path we are going on is the right one. Our paths are not 100% laid out for us and it is up to us to do what we can within reason to make them reality.

The Men’s Department has a new skin release from the HERMONY brand which is solely for the CATWA brand of skins and compatible with the base skins that come directly with the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. “Vaugnh is a very handsome gentleman yet is also rugged. There are several tones to choose from but keep in mind again this is only the face applier and that you have to have a Gianni body for it to look seamless. Inside the package you also get an added HUD with 6 different beard appliers that are tintable however you like. You can also choose between the regular applier or a browless version for those who prefer their own specific style of eyebrows.

To accompany this skin I am wearing the “Lorenz” Shape directly from Reach, which is up for sale at The Dark Style Fair 4. This shape was made with the “Vaughn” skin directly in mind and I really think the pairing is great. This is one of three releases you can find at the fair; I encourage you to check it out not only for this particular brand but for some of the other great items available there.

Jadis Ashland and the MESANGE brand are currently celebrating 1 year of being in the eye making business. Congratulations to you and I look forward to continue using your products. In this entry I have the “Theral Eyes” which are currently available at The Chapter Four. With 15 different iris tones to choose from there is something there for everyone and if you have trouble choosing? Well that’s why it’s economical to purchase the BEAUTY Pack and get them all. Included in the individual packages, you get the regular mesh eyeballs as well as a HUD for those with omega applier enabled eyes. With the BEAUTY Pack you get all of the eye colors in one easy to use HUD.

{Cold-Ash} is back with more items this month at various events and all of them are excellent. I have been honored with being able to review the “SAWYER” denim shirt that is their exclusive item at the SIGNATURE Event. This item is a rolled up denim shirt with an optional low neck shirt built in (which you can also remove via the included HUD). The denim textures that you can choose from in the aforementioned HUD are great and you get a really good choice of colors for the shirt as well if you decide to wear it. The sizes available for this item are for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard Fitmesh, and TMP body styles.

Fitting the theme of being a hard-working cowboy, I found the best pair of jeans for this situation. It took me forever and a day to get into the FaMESHed event but let me tell it you was well worth it for the “Destruction” jeans from L&B Swear. This pack of jeans has it all from two different sets of grunge and beat up denim styles (including the muddy version I am wearing) as well as a gift of regular denim in the HUD for the Fatpack. There is a great chance that I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this product in the time to come.

To complete this look from items that are new and part of events, I have the “Reno” leather cowboy hat that you can pick up at The Mens Zone event. I chose to go with brown leather because normally my go to would be black but I wasn’t really looking to go with a good cowboy or bad cowboy look. I just wanted a normal everyday sort of look and brown fit that perfectly. This was my first time going to The Mens Zone event and I’m not sure if it is just getting started but many of the booths were empty. I do hope though that they fill up or find a way to bring in designers because there truly are not a lot of good events for us guys other than TMD and Men Only Monthly. It’s fact not myth that we like to shop too, just getting that out there!

I encourage you to take a look down below for the full style credits and the taxis for each event, store, and or marketplace item. You won’t regret that you did, but you don’t have to take my word for it. That’s all for now but until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!


HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Theral Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ HERMONY – Vaughn (Tone 3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Lorenz ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} SAWYER Denim Shirt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
JEANS⊱ L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – BROWN

HAT⊱ CC – Reno Leather Cowboy Hat  {Brown} ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Mens Zone


WRONG – Poses For Car ♯ Marketplace
*CN* pose 1756 (3a)

[#364] And After All…You’re My Wonderwall

Back beat, the word is on the street
that the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
but you never really had a doubt

Wonderwall” –  Oasis  ♫Listen

After some needed rest and relaxation I’m back with another great look for you all. I became inspired when I was listening to some music over the weekend and came across the song that would become the theme for this photo session.

I didn’t want to quite mimic the look of the original video for the song so I kinda took a few elements out of it and made it my own and I feel like I did extremely well. Probably so well that the Gallagher Bros. if they could manage to be in the same room for a moment would find a way to fight about it. Not like they ever needed any reasons!

Some of these items I already had just kinda waiting in my closet to use (some have already been used but begged to be featured again) and the rest are things I picked up along the way.

The face I have on this time out is new at the current round of Men Only Monthly and is the “Nardy” skin by the No. Project. Sometimes I have difficulty choosing which kind of tone I want to use from this store because the numbers they use just kind of roam all over the place and don’t necessarily go from light to dark. However, I found a great one in the 08 tone. The HUD you purchase gives you the option to start with a hairbase and eyebrows or neither at all. You can add or subtract with the HUD as you wish.

Also from Men Only Monthly are the “Columbia” jeans from E-Clipse Designs. These jeans fit absolutely perfectly with the Signature size along with the body itself. I didn’t have to do any editing whatsoever with this and they go great with low top shoes which I always seem to wear whenever I can. Also included in the package are sizes for SLink Physique and TMP mesh bodies if you do not have a [SIGNATURE] Gianni body.

The shirt I’m wearing is from ExalteD and was originally released at the March round of Men Only Monthly. It got lost for a minute in my closet but as I was looking for something to put this look together, I found it again and it was perfect for the visual I had. If you happened to miss it at the event I’d go take a look at their main location and grab a demo.

There’s also still time to hit the current April round of FaMESHed and get the wonderfully crafted “Dawn” backdrop from Wetcat & Lemon. There are two versions you can purchase: one with poses included or one without. You do get both versions if you elect to go with the version with the poses. It’s a great scene of a bedroom with a curtain blowing from the breeze. This is the second backdrop that I have acquired at FaMESHed from this brand and can tell you the quality is bar none. If you are a fan of backdrops you’d certainly like this one.

Lastly, you have a little time to grab the “Iram Eyes” by MESANGE at the On9 event which comes to a conclusion in a few short days. There are 15 individual eyes to choose from or you can get them all in a Fatpack that includes a HUD that works with both the included mesh eyes and also works with OMEGA applier enabled eyes as well.

Now that you know some of what went into this photo session, I’m going to leave you with the credits so you yourself can check out the stores and events featured and look at them yourself.

Until next time, stay stylish as always fellas!


HAIR+elua+ Mose
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Iram Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ On9
FACE⊱ No. – Nardy 08 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRTExalteD – Raglan 3/4 – Black
JEANS⊱ ED. Columbia Jeans BlueJeans ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
SHOES[Deadwool] Chase Sneakers

GLASSESToro. Idris Glasses – (Dark) Black


::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed

[#354] I Always Catch The Clock, It’s 11:11

And if this is what it takes
just to lie with my mistakes
and live with what I did to you
and all the things I put you through

Konstantine” –  Something Corporate  ♫Listen

Every now and again I get requests and things to visualize my take on songs and some of them I know and others I get familiar with to get a good idea of how to represent it. This particular entry is one of those special ones that a friend of mine asked me to try and tackle. It’s one of those songs that only a fair of people know and surprisingly when I was asked I knew it but the key was to try and do it justice. I feel that I did it justice and with the help of my assistant, Bianca, I was able to make it possible.

The skin I am wearing was to be one of my last items for Skin Fair 2017 coverage but some things came up that I was unable to finish this until after the event ended but it is very likely within a short amount of time it will be available in their main location. It’s one of their first for the Catwa “Daniel” Bento head. I chose to go with the peach tone because it was the best fit between super pale and a more tanned version.

For my shirt, I’m wearing the “Constantine” shirt by Aitui that’s available at the current round of FaMESHed that ends on the 27th. I thought this pulled the idea together being that the inspiration for this entry is similarly titled. There are several different color combinations to choose from by I chose the “crow vs dove” version which essentially is black and white.

I paired it with the “Shoe Cut Jeans” in white by ::K:: and even though I am wearing the NX-Nardcotix “David” body, the best fit for these jeans was for the SLink Physique body which I was able to avoid clipping with the shirt.

Lost & Found has once again started a new round full of great items such as skins, poses, furniture & decor, and what I am featuring for this session: eyes. MESANGE just released the “Manderley Eyes” and you can get the 15 different colors individually or all together by buying the FatPack (which is easily the best value for really good eyes). These eyes have the standard mesh as well as an Omega Applier friendly HUD to be able to change them. Not only that but you get the choice of what size pupils/iris’ you wish to have with the HUD as well.

Tableau Vivant has a new hair that you can pick up at Men Only Monthly called “Hudson” it has a nice shaved hairbase applier included and is a side parted style that I chose to go with a rooted blonde color to try something a little different considering almost always I go for black or brown hair and occasionally blonde but not often.

To give some mentions for what Bianca is wearing, she is wearing a new hair from Tableau Vivant also that you can get at the March round of We ❤ RP and it is called “Leilani” she is wearing one of the blonde tones and the hairbase is not included but can be purchased at the Tableau Vivant main location.

The tanktop and shorts outfit is a part of the Tres Blah “Slumber Party” gacha that is still available at The Arcade until the 31st of March. It is definitely a cute addition to your closet for a night in.

I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you the reader may have a request, you can either contact me personally or leave a comment on the blog itself and I will read it and see what I can do with what I’m given. These are the kinds of challenges I enjoy.

There’s more goodies to come including items from Shoetopia which just opened a few days ago. Keep an eye out and I will see you again soon, here’s the credits. Until next time, stay stylish fellas and for the ladies keep it classy!


BRENNAN

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Hudson ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Manderley Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
FACE^^Swallow^^ Martin – Peach
BODYNX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body ♯ ☆NEW

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Constantine – Crow vs Dove ♯ @ FaMESHed (Last Day!)
PANTS::K:: Shoe Cut Jeans – White

SOFA(epia) – Used Sofa RARE


BIANCA (AKA KONSTANTINE)

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Leilani ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes Green
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2 BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Tank – Nude ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
SHORTS⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Shorts – Polka Dots ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

Gacha Prize


RK Poses – It’s You (Group Gift)
RK Poses – Bob (6)

[#338] Just Look At All That Pain

So fake your death
or it’s your blame
And leave the lights on
when you stay
Take off your clothes
and dream that fame
Come on and feel that shame

Fake Your Death” –  My Chemical Romance  ♫Listen

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It seems almost like a lifetime ago that My Chemical Romance announced they were calling it a day as a band. I’d like to say that I consider myself a fan and anytime I get the opportunity to pay homage to a musician or group I jump at it. It seems that a lot of the products in this installment just called out begging to be put together. Let me give you a little insight.

It started out at FaMESHed where I saw the “Napolean” Jacket by Aitui. This was something that easily reminded me of the “Black Parade” era for MCR and one that was probably my overall favorite. Without hesitation I grabbed it to start the ball rolling on putting this look and photo shoot together. The jacket comes in sizes for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP. There are also many other color choices/combinations to choose from and all you have to do is take the taxi down in the credits to check them out.

My next step was to find a hair to match the jacket with the idea I had in mind. That’s when I went to The Men’s Department and found the “Micah” hair from +elua+. It’s a nice short little style that works absolutely great for what I wanted to achieve. It chose to buy the fatpack but used the “Blacks” HUD to find the white color hair that was worn by the frontman of the band, Gerard Way.

Modulus just released the “Griff” and I chose to wear the cream tone as it was the lightest available from the brand. I really like how it looks, strong yet brooding which is the mood that I was looking for. It is available now at their mainstore, I encourage you to check it out or any of their other new skin releases.

The final touches came from items I already had in my closet. The MGmen’s Sven pants were originally at one of the previous rounds of the [SIGNATURE] event. They were the kind of trouser that I knew would fit exactly what I wanted exactly. Lastly I threw on the “Innsbruck” shoes from A&D. I feel like these are ones that I can use because they are versatile as they are a combination of both dressy and casual.

The “Soft Caress” poses recently released by Image Essentials for the Designer’s Showcase had one in particular that I thought was very useful for the feel I was going for with the theme. You might say that it is a pose set that would best be suited for the gals but I made a way to make it work for me as could any gentleman that needs an intricate close-up photo.

It’s time for me to get to work on my next adventure so grab your wallets and take a stroll to these stores and events and find some great items even if they are not ones featured here today. Happy shopping and as always, stay stylish fellas!

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⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ Micah ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ AG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Griff Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW
⊰HANDS⊱ -VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰JACKET⊱ AITUI – Napoleon – the Great Fear ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
⊰PANTS⊱ MGmen’s – Pants Sven (Black)
⊰SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Innsbruck

Photo taken @ Anduril

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IE – Soft Caress (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer’s Showcase