[#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

[#326] No Mercy

I’m a liar at night
I’m a fighter by day
I’m a rolling thunder on the back of the rain

No Mercy” –  KIT  ♫Listen

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The December round of Men Only Monthly ends tonight (for those of you reading this after Jan 15th). I managed to put together one more look to close it out and give you the opportunity to go on a mad dash for a last minute shopping run.

I’ve also included an item from The Men’s Dept in the form of the DOUX “Uncombed” hair. Once again which it is not a surprise I picked up the Full Pack of colors which there are quite a lot to choose from and even a few surprises in the Pastels and Ombre’s HUD (Blonde with Gray, which you don’t see often). Though for this I chose a basic black color out of the Naturals HUD. I like the messy tousled look, kind of like you might have just woken up from an extremely long night and barely slept a wink.

For my eyes, I’ve gone back to the Avi-Glam “Entice” eyes and picked out an unusual color in red to kind of bring out the devious side. There are plenty of great colors in this pack to choose from as I’ve showcased them before. They come with standard eyes but also mesh ones with a HUD or if you have one of the eye systems that utilize the Omega appliers, it has a HUD for that as well. You also get your choice of small, medium, or large pupil sizes.

Now for the Men Only Monthly items, it’s an outfit that works in conjunction with one another but is sold separately. It is both the Diesel Jacket and Pants. Sometimes I am not the biggest fan of jackets with shirts that with open buttons but I think this kinda gives a look of being charming and sexy at the same time. I chose the wine colored jacket to go with the overall vibe of my photo shoot. It comes with a HUD that gives you the option to change the color of the shirt portion of the item. There are five colors to choose from.

The Diesel Pants have a suave leather look that doesn’t make you look like you have stepped out of the 80’s and were the front of a hair metal band. I find that I am really a fan of these but I had to go with my usual black but the two different tones of brown, and gray that are also available made it hard to choose.

Both of these items have a TMP, SLink, and [SIGNATURE] Gianni body fit. Sorry for those of you that use a standard avatar, there are no standard sizes included.

I kept it simple for you all today so you can go catch the last remaining hours of Men Only Monthly and enjoy the great items included in today’s look and all of the other Mantastic things available for sale…so until the next time, keep it stylish fellas! Onto the good stuff… CREDITS!

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HAIR⊱ DOUX – Uncombed Hairstyle ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYESAG. – Entice Eyes (Red)
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ ED. Diesel Jacket – Vine ≠ @ M.O.M (Ends 01/15/17)
PANTS⊱ ED. Diesel Pant – Black ≠ @ M.O.M (Ends 01/15/17)

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Lalochezia – Truce (3) ≠ @ Marketplace

[#325] Everything Changes

If I could turn back the years
If you could learn to forgive me
Then I could learn to feel

Everything Changes” –  Staind    ♫Listen

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Gentleman, today I come to you with a relaxed look for those days on the weekend where you just want to kick back and just do a whole lot of nothing. You’ll find in this post items from SwagBag to the Mesh Body Addicts and The Medieval Fantasy Fair, along with a nice little surprise I found on the Marketplace.

We’ll get to the SwagBag first since that started earlier in the month. No.Match has released the “No Hope” hair which is a medium length side hanging style. You can use just about any kind of hairbase with this and it will still look great. Keep in mind that the pack only includes the Ombre tones with combinations of browns/blondes and blacks/reds. There should be something there for everyone who wants to deviate from the normal.

MESANGE is currently offering the “Cranford Eyes” at The Medieval Fantasy Fair. As I mentioned in a previous entry, their newly updated HUD is fantastic. It gives you the opportunity to use either the mesh eyes that are included or use appliers for the Omega and Genesis Lab systems. The Beauty Pack, which includes 15 different iris colors is well worth the price and I highly recommend it.

For those who are fans of the Mesh Body Addicts event, I have something for you. One of my favorite up and coming creators, RIOT, has released the Lennon Long Line Jeans. These jeans have a wide variety of denim tones and will fit just about any avatar choice you have. The HUD is simple to use and you can also choose the color style of the metal buttons on them which gives a broader range of choice combinations.

For the aforementioned Marketplace item I spoke of, I was browsing the other day not for anything in particular and came across the Portand shirt from Native Urban. I’m positive that this shirt is available in-world but to discover it first on the Marketplace where things can be very hit or miss makes it a mega find. It has a relaxed look and is fitted for Standard avatars as well as those with SLink and [SIGNATURE] Gianni bodies as well. It comes packaged with a HUD that has a wide variety of graphic designs, allowing for it to be one of those shirts that you don’t just toss into your closet and forget about it. There is at least a design that you could wear it every day of the week and not wear the same look twice.

This is all I have for this outing and I’d rather everyone take a ride from the credits below to take a look at these items and much more at the events they are featured in. The SwagBag is subscription based but can still be purchased from their Headquarters, the taxi will also be below. Until the next time, keep it stylish fellas!

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HAIR⊱ no.match_ ~ NO HOPE ~ Essentials/OMBRE ≠ ☆NEW☆ @SwagBag (Jan)
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Cranford Eyes / BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Medieval Fantasy Fair
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ -NU- Portland Shirt ≠ @ Marketplace
JEANS⊱ RIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mesh Body Addicts

[#324] Forgive & Forget

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Let me down, let me down like only you know how
shut me out, shut me out forgive and forget…

Forgive & Forget” –  A Day To Remember    ♫Listen

The beginning of the month is one of my favorite times because it means the return of my favorite events with new rounds of things just waiting to jump into my shopping cart. The Men’s Dept. is probably by far my most favorite when it comes to just the gents as far as things go. It is hard not to go wild purchasing things left and right when I am there but I have learned to reign in it a little bit but that doesn’t mean I won’t be displaying some of the best and favorite things from it through the course of the month.

From TMD for this particular look, I chose to wear the British Duffle Coat by ::K:: because I like coats that have a longer length. It has just always been one of my more preferred styles. It’s also nice that it has the built in shirt/sweater combination which comes with a HUD so that you can change their colors to get the exact combination that is perfect for you.

It is just close enough to the end of the December round of Men Only Monthly, which shuts down on the 15th so they can switch everything for the new January round on the 20th. From this event I picked coordinating pants from Ascend. The Hideo Formal Trousers go excellent with the Triple Monk Shoes. The choice of colors for the trousers was a hard decision but I felt going with a monochrome outfit seemed to suit me best. The best thing is that they come in Fitmesh for most standard avatars and also for the mesh body crowd with [Signature] Gianni, Adam, SLink Physique, and also TMP.

The shoes have an unfitted option for standard avatars and also for [Signature] Gianni, Adam, SLink, and TMP as well. The best part is that they come with a HUD to change the type of socks you want to wear. I love the choices they have added, argyle is a style that I prefer in the real world so it’s great to see it represented here on the grid.

The Crossroads event seems to be getting a lot of my attention as I used products from it in my last posting and has made it again this time as well.

tram has released a very nice long hair that flows off to the left side of the body, over the ear with a slight little pony bob at the back. Being that I have a hard time choosing hair colors I grabbed the full package which comes with your usual monochrome, brown, and blonde tones but it also has some really nice ombre tones as well which is what I used for this look. For the other item for this event I am using a pose that is a part of The Dean set from an lar [poses]. Poses for me are kind of hard to describe but I like the overall mood of this set and hope to be able to use more of them for upcoming projects.

Lastly, MESANGE has new eyes available at The Chapter Four. The Sekhmet Eyes come in 16 tones and have a newly updated HUD so that you can have different sized iris/pupils. I think it’s a welcome upgrade to the original products that were previously released. MESANGE just keeps getting better and better over time.

We’ve come to the part of the post where we part ways and I give you the credits for the look so that you can go check out these for yourselves and explore all the things offered at these great events. I’ll see you out on the grid and until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR⊱ tram F1215 hair / FATPACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sekhmet Eyes / BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ ::K:: British Duffle Coat – Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ //Ascend// Hideo Formal Trouser – Dark Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM
SHOES⊱ //Ascend// Triple Monk Shoes – Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM

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an lar [poses] The Dean Series (Two) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads

[#322] This Impossible Year

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There’s no sunshine
This impossible year
Only black days and sky grey
And clouds full of fear
And storms full of sorrow
That won’t disappear
Just typhoons and monsoons
This impossible year

This Impossible Year” –  Panic! At The Disco    ♬Listen

We’ve exited out of 2016 and rush in 2017 and here’s my latest photo shoot that’s a day or so later than I intended but I still feel the vibe works because the feelings that equate with the turning over of the calendar last for a little bit after the ball drops at midnight on the 31st.

This is sort of my way of celebrating that and even picked up a few decorations for the party for one that you see in the photos. These were provided by the Gacha created by GOOSE for New Year’s Eve. It was originally located at the Cosmopolitan event up until the 31st but I am leaving a taxi to their main location just so you can pick them up if you feel like.

My look this time out consists of a shirt/tie/pants collection from MGmen’s that was originally released at the Signature Gianni event but like with the GOOSE items, in the credits you’ll have a ride to go there and get them. Unlike the decorations this attire could be used for any post celebration you may be at and still make you look like the established gentleman you are after a long night of dancing and living it up.

Lastly, the hairstyle is a recent release from taketomi called Bobby. It has that messy look that you might have after that aforementioned long evening. There are plenty of color options available but I chose to go with the variety pack of natural tones. It’s a very nice, short, style for those of you that want a little length but are not a fan of anything below the ear.

I hope everyone has had a great New Years and that you had a great time. Here’s the credits and as always until next time, keep it stylish fellas!

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HAIRtaketomi – Bobby
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Percy Eyes BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
EYEBROWSClef de Peau: Eyebrows v.30 Black
FACEClef de Peau: Jimmy T2 (GA.EG)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRTMGmen’s: T-shirt Sven – White
TIEMGmen’s: Bowtie Sven – Black
PANTSMGmen’s: Pants Sven – Black
SHOESA&D Shoes -Innsbruck-  FatPack

CIGAR⊱ [Yohar] Cigar ≠ @ Marketplace

DECORGOOSE: New Year’s Eve Gacha

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SLC – Just Stand (5)

[#321] It’s Been A Long Lonely December

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I hope you get your ball room floor
I hope you get your rose red door
I’m the last thing you’d remember…

December (Again)” –  Neck Deep (Feat. Mark Hoppus)    ♬Listen

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HAIRNo. – GABY
HEAD⊱ [GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Percy Eyes BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Jimmy T2 (GA.EG) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARDClef de Peau: Beard 3 – Black
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SWEATERSEUL – Szn2 Sweater – Bridges
PANTS[WAZ] Joggers – (Grey)
SHOES⊱ MGmen’s – Salute Full Pack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

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SLC – Just Stand (16)