[#594] No Matter What

And everybody said that we would never last,
And if they saw us now I bet they’d take it back
It doesn’t matter what we do or what we say
‘Cause nothing matters anyway!

Papa Roach, ♫No Matter What

My last blog was a bit on the heavy side and to maintain the balance, I chose to do something upbeat and also because I really wanted to show off this pose by Mouni Poses that is one of the many couples poses at the Valentine’s Pop Up that still has 4 days left before it closes down. That means if you’re planning to do some kind of sweet and romantic pose with your significant other then don’t wait until the last minute and be a sad bum because you’ve forgotten.

“Shallow” is the name of the pose and maybe I’m not reading into the overall look of the pose but I don’t find anything shallow about it. To me it is just a couple sitting together with him gazing at her in a very sweet way (but that could just be the way I see it?) However, there may be a little disinterest on Brenna’s part maybe because chocolate and animals tend to overrule male attention but I still don’t feel that it is shallow but still a wonderful pose.

Mouni Poses – Shallow Couples Pose

  • Bento couples pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Poseballs adjustable via build/edit mode
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair’s Valetine’s Pop Up until 02/14/19

At this months round of The Men Jail, you can get this outfit by Gild called “Lazy Pants Combinaison” which is a complete mesh outfit of a sleeveless shirt with long rolled up pants that I purposely wore in Black and Pink to go with the Valentine’s Theme that it seems to be going on. Each pants color comes with a version with a black shirt or a white shirt giving you the option to choose what you like best.

I am a fan of this outfit because of the fact that it is loose fitting and not binding to the body; it adds to the overall look of comfort while still being very stylish. Gild is one of those brands that I seek out when they are at an event because I know that there will be several good options and the clothing is of high quality without making me have to decide between their item and another because usually I can get both.

Gild – Lazy Pants Combinaison

  • Original mesh
  • 4 pants colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • FATPACK is also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

For the second straight blog I’m wearing the “Troy Hair” from Modulus and I can hear some of my friends saying something about me actually wearing something twice in a row but I’m wearing the hair because I like it and in this look I kind of feel like I might be a Troy so it works out well. Also to be fair in the last photo I did it wasn’t easy at all to see the hair with the lighting and darkness of the pool so I wanted to give a better look (with a shot taken in daylight).

Considering that I did just blog this hair, I’m not going to list features because it’s already a part of the one before. Moving to those of you ladies that may browse this site for your guy or see something that Brenna might be wearing (like the romper and hair accessory she’s wearing in this post), you’ll know that Collabor88 or just C88 for most people (abbreviations are the thing these days). Also the valentine’s Pomeranian by Black Bantam is also at the event and I have a feeling that it is likely a top seller there as animal makers such as them and Jian create such realistic looking pet decor.

On that note, I’m going to wrap this up and get it sent out because I’m working with a deadline of sorts and I’d like not to go past it, however, before I do go I have to say that working with the Black Dragon viewer so far has been an experience but it’s been rather pleasant so far. I feel that it gives my photos a little extra from what I have noticed and others have also. I always want to make sure that my photos are reflective of what I see in my head and I believe that the more comfortable I get with Black Dragon, I can achieve that.

The weekend is about over now so it’s back to the grind but I wish everyone a productive and hopefully enjoyable week. I’ll be posting as much as I can if the spirit moves me and the creativity does as well. There are a few ideas I’d like to get out of my brain this week if possible before I end up forgetting them (would be a shame to waste something I feel is a good idea).

Until the next blog, be well and take care of you and yours and maybe try sometime new that you’ve been wanting to do but have hesitated. Good things may come of it and you’ll wonder what took you so long.


POSE: Mouni Poses – Shallow @ Pose Fair Valentine Pop UpNEW

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Troy Hair @ TMDNEW

OUTFIT: Gild – Lazy Pants Combinaison (Pink/B) @ The Men JailNEW

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: DOUX – Lolli
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

HEADBAND: Mossu – Fleur Wreath @ Collabor88NEW
ROMPER: SCANDALIZE – Christy @ Collab0r88NEW
SHOES: REIGN – Anaiya Boots

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[#590] Falling Inside The Black

You were my source of strength
I’ve traded everything
That I love for this one thing
(Stranded in the offering)
Don’t leave me here like this
Can’t hear me scream from the abyss
And now I wish for you my desire

Skillet, ♫Falling Inside The Black

It’s not very often that I shoot photos that lack a background but I made an exception for the idea that became the idea for this blog. The concept has been swirling in my head for more than a year but I just didn’t have the right things to make it happen until the last week or two and I’ll break it down as I write this.

Before I get any further I want to talk about the song that became the soundtrack for this blog. “Falling Inside The Black” was the first song I remember hearing by the band Skillet and yes they have a funny name but the music they make easily could fuel the soundtracks of many people lives (mine included). The song was used in a video I had watched on YouTube and little did I know that it would spider through many things over the years.

Some time passed after I first heard it and then I started hanging out with Lucky (our friendship goes well beyond the virtual world) and we bonded over music as it is both a passion of ours and we happen to like most of the similar things. He reintroduced me into Skillet and I had remembered them from the video I had seen a while back and it was just meant to be that I started listening to them more and became a solid fan of theirs almost as if I had been right from the start.

I take a lot of care when I use their songs as a part of ideas for blogs because I want to get it right and not be a disservice of what their music means to me. To this day I have seen them about a half dozen times going to festivals with Lucky and even to other shows they have been a part of as it has become sort of a tradition for us.

Music has the power to do many things. It has the power to lift us when we are down, it also can heal wounds in our hearts and minds and it can also help us cement lifelong friendships and bonds. Skillet is one of those for me and as I said they may have a name that makes people scratch their head but when I introduce them to some of what I like about them it seems as if it catches on and increases the fanbase.

As much as I love the events and stores that I blog for, when I have downtime from both I like showcasing items that likely might not find their way onto the blog because they don’t fit with the items I have chosen. So with that in mind I’m going to start out with the body paint that suits this idea perfectly and is reminiscent to a certain anti-hero from the comics world.

MooLoo Body Art’s “Starry Eye Body Paint” reminds me of symbiosis and the way that I’m using it in this particular blog is to show how the darkness is beginning to take over and in time could possibly control everything that I do if I choose not to fight it. The way this paint is used in application is very clever and I think I am very fortunate to be a blogger for MooLoo Body Art and that this was created for me to stretch out my creative legs.

MooLoo Body Art – Starry Eye Body Paint

  • Omega Face/Neck Applier
  • Body Applier for Belleza (M/F), Omega, Signature and SLink (M/F) mesh bodies
  • Available at the MooLoo Body Art’s store and marketplace

There is nothing more rewarding then when you miss an item at an event by a day and the store finally puts it out for sale. This is the case with the “Vulture Talons” from Contraption. I had seen them in a photo and had a major desire to own them but when I tried to go to the event (Equal10 in this case) it had already ended the previous day. Sometimes I’m not known for my patience and every few days I would check back with no sign of them in sight. It was then that I felt it was best to not do this to myself because it would just be a disappointment so I waited an even longer time before I went back and the next time I did they were finally there and I snatched them up fast and went to my platform to put them on.

Contraption makes really neat things and I have been a fan of theirs as far back as their first music machines at the Arcade so many years ago. They also make masks and other steampunk and gothic type products and these talons are one of them. The box contains these hand accessories that are fitted for the widely popular mesh bodies and also with a HUD to change different areas of the metal with an array of colors. I went with silver and black for this photo because it was meant to be in a dark setting as I played with darkness.

It adds to the appearance that I am giving in to the darkest reaches of my soul.

One of the things I like about the virtual world is that I can purchase and wear things that I may not wear in my real life for a multitude of reasons. Arm warmers are one such thing that I have never owned but at many times would have liked to own and the newly released ones by Gild at FaMESHed added something to this look as well in combination with the talons. Putting them on the same arm allowed me to keep my left arm bare and to be able to stay in the shadows as it is not in the forefront of the pose.

Black was the easiest choice for me (because I couldn’t see buying the fatpack and wearing the other colors) taking into consideration everything I was doing in this photo. For those of you that are interested they come fitted for Belleza (Jake) and both Signature bodies (Geralt+Gianni) mesh bodies; I of course am wearing Gianni and the fit is great. I recommend these for those who are just fashionisto’s or going to be doing weather related photos as they will add that extra something.

It’s that time for me so on that note I am going to turn over to the credits so you guys can go get some shopping in (for those of you who will be busy tomorrow for the big football game). This blog was a joy for me even with it being a bit on the darker side as it gave me the opportunity to try some things that I wanted to experiment with as far as lighting; it came out to my expectation which is any artists wish.

Until we’re all back here for another conversation, I wish everyone well and to show one another compassion and kindness. Fans of good rock should click the link up at the top and give Skillet a try and if you do maybe leave a comment because I do read them.

Best wishes,

Brennan


POSE: Chat Noir – 1003 GG Pose Set ✦ Group Gift

HAIR: Burley – Ivar
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder
PAINT: MooLoo Body Art (Store / MP) – Starry Eye Body Paint

TALONS: Contraption – Vulture Talons
ARMWARMER: Gild – Arm Warmers (Black) @ FaMESHedNEW

[#577] I’m A Slave 4 U

What’s practical is logical. What the hell, who cares?
All I know is I’m so happy when you’re dancing there.

Britney Spears, ♫I’m A Slave 4 U

After seeing the first image it will tell you that I definitely have not done a lot of photos in this manner before (or ever) but I thought since I did once use a Miley Cyrus song for a blog post that I’d dig deep and throw one out by Britney. She used to go to college for a short time in my area before she truly hit it big (and before this song came out I’m almost certain). So I grabbed some of the most appropriate items from The Men Jail and got cracking.

Generally I don’t seem wear accessories like necklaces or bracelets much less collars (as I’m vaguely familiar to what it is they are all about) but I certainly got a crash course with the HK Design’s “Neon Collar”. The collar comes in a scripted and unscripted version but for those who you who are knowledgeable with the RLV system (which if I’m certain is a Firestorm Viewer feature) it will allow you to give someone you trust the ability to do all sorts of different things and from what I saw includes sitting you on furniture or to pose in predetermined poses. For those of you who are a bit skeptical of the RLV thing there is the regular version that is just an accessory piece.

Being that this is one of the few times (I may have worn similar items before but I don’t remember 100%) I think that stepping out of my zone for a photo session like this is definitely a lot different then my usual process. Perhaps I will venture into deeper waters but I’m taking small steps at a time because I think if I dive off the building too quickly it is going to backfire and I will not want to do things of this type again but only time will tell!

HK Designs – Neon Collar

  • Original mesh
  • Unscripted and RLV enabled collars included
  • Color change HUD that includes a total of 8 colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The last few rounds of TMJ have featured a backdrop Gacha by The Bearded Guy; last month I blogged one from their “Our Heroes” set that I really enjoyed so I made it a plan to do so again with one from the “Different Feelings” set, which I am using the RARE “Hope” backdrop. The neon rainbow triangle is really awesome under certain lighting so I’d definitely recommend playing this machine or for those who are ambitious enough can buy the entire set outright and save the frustration of trying to win the ones you want (as I’ve been in that position many times).

The thought I had going into this photo is that yes, I am a straight male, but with that in mind I am comfortable with being able to feature items that might be marketed towards the LGBTQIA+ community. I firmly stand by the LGBTQIA+ community and show my support when I can via blogs, as well as encouraging friends who sometimes deal with situations in their lives that negatively impact them. Just to be clear, I’m not making any kind of crazy statement, I’m just showing some love and blogging some fun items.

The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* Backdrop

  • Part of the Different Feelings Gacha Set
  • 5 commons, 1 RARE to play for
  • FATPACK option available
  • Original mesh
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Concluding the items from The Men Jail for this post is the pose pack that I am using from LUSH Poses. “Gone” is a pose set that features a mix of standing, leaning and sitting poses which is just right for those who may have some indecisive tendencies (such as myself). I determined that the best course of action to take with my photo is to lean slightly against the wall and let the glow of the neon bathe me for a cool effect.

This pose set has 7 different poses to choose from with an option of static poses (to be used in a personal pose stand), posesballs, and a pose stand that allows for its user to cycle through each pose. Mirror versions of all 7 poses are included as well so that a photo can be taken from the subjects best side. I haven’t had much interaction with Lush poses but I being a fan of poses (it is pretty obvious by now) that I will keep an eye on this store as well for the future.

Lush Poses – Gone Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 7 different poses (including mirror versions)
  • Static, Poseball and Posestands included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail @ 01/28/19

The Epiphany is once again open for it’s first round of the year and the hair I am wearing is from Tableau Vivant as part of the “Bad Girls + Boys” set. I like the fact that they did something for both the men and women in this set (though to be fair the hair that I have on is unisex and the other hairstyles are for the ladies). At first I was unclear of which was which but I figured things out pretty quickly and also noticed that there are three different hairbase versions you can play for as well.

I kept to my usual hairbase as my photo wasn’t really focusing on the hair as it is an added bonus to the items I’m blogging from TMJ. Those who are fans of Tableau Vivant they should give this set a try and they may get lucky as one of the RARE packs came to me pretty quickly and I gladly passed it on to Brenna to wear as it wouldn’t do me any real good (and would look better on her).

There were a few other fun machines I played at the event like the CUREMORE “AsylumVillains” set (yes it is for women but I have a wife who will wear something if I asked or also the female version of me which I shall now refer by going forward as Lilith. I also have some fun items from the new Gabriel set (which is always a must for me as I’ve been a big fan of theirs over the years).

On that note it is time for me to get this here entry published and then start work on writing the next blog which I have already taken the photos for but have yet to see if they need any minor touches; I can say this: it’s something that I’ve never tried before and will certainly be different to the eyes of those who have visited this site often over time.

For all those out there I wish nothing but positive energy and thoughts as well as to keep the conversations going in the best way possible.

Until then be well with warm regards,

B


POSE: Lush Poses – Gone @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Bad Girls + Boys – Reds @ The EpiphanyNEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

CHOKER: HK Designs – Neon Collar @ The Men JailNEW
BOXERS: Gild – Boxer-B (Black Line)

[#549] Coming Apart

You’re the one thing I can’t, I can’t lose
You’re my one thing

Red, ♫Coming Apart (Deconstructed)

This month seems to be flying by so fast and I realize that if I blink again it’ll be over and I still have a few commitments to make to the brands I blog for. Getting my rear in gear as they say I spent most of this afternoon messing with lighting and several different angles before I finally came up with something that felt close to what I saw in my head.

Speaking of commitments I am proud to announce my new partnership with MooLoo Body Arts! I had a conversation with Mikey after I did my post for Then Men Jail using their tattoo and he liked it so much he offered me a spot on their team and I really like tattoos but had not really taken advantage of it much and thought there was no better time then now so I thank you for giving me this opportunity and I hope that I can do you and the brand proud!

The Men Jail is featured in this post as well and is represented by the “Wool 3/4 Length Pants” by Gild. It might not necessarily be the right time of year in the real world to wear pants like this but I am indoors and virtually I don’t have to deal with climate or weather unless I choose to (which is the best part about it). These pants have four different color choices and one patterned pair which I couldn’t resist for this photo.

Flowers may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I like how they look and the pattern is fantastic.

Gild Wool 3/4 Length Pants features:

  • Original Mesh
  • Four solid colors and 1 pattern for individual sale
  • FATPACK available
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until November 28th

It would be foolish not to announce having a new brand partner and not feature one of their products out of the gate which brings the “Loser” Tattoo into focus. It is a full body tattoo that features several things that I like personally (Skulls, Wings and Lions of course!) I also like the words that go across the clavicle area which reads “Strength Through Loyalty” which is definitely something I can get behind as a message.

On the back there is a large diamond with the words “Diamonds Are Forever” scripted below it which is truly one of the toughest and most beautiful gems in history and can also describe people as well which makes this a tattoo one that I really like and am glad that I am getting the opportunity to feature it.

MooLoo is definitely growing as a brand and I see great things for them and of course the ways to reach them in-world as well as the marketplace are in the credits below and I recommend them to anyone looking for a new place to get ink that has exhausted their well of resources.

MooLoo Body Art Loser Tattoo features:

  • Full body unisex tattoo
  • Fresh (featured) and faded applier HUDs
  • Appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature and SLink all in one

With plenty to do this week and the Thanksgiving holiday approaching in the next few days which will include some insane shopping deals that I will likely have a hard time passing up virtually (I don’t generally deal with the madness in the real world because it is much too frustrating). The pose that I am using (X.T.C.’s KJ Bento Pose Set) is a part of an early celebration called “Black Friday Bazaar” and started on the 17th and lasts until the 27th. This set was one that I know there are more than one pose that I’ll be using for photos in the future.

There are many great items available besides poses as there are things that deal with Christmas as well for anyone into decorating their living spaces.

Now with all the important information out there, I think it’s time to put this entry to bed (as is sometimes said in literary circles) and get to the next photo full of new (and possibly old items) for the world to see. Until the next post hits this site it’s on to the next conversation for me to turn into art.


HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Thor Tone 02 @ Equal10NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: MooLoo Body Arts (Store / MP) – Loser Tattoo

PANTS: Gild – Wool 3/4 Length Pants (FATPACK) @ The Men JailNEW

POSE: X.T.C. Poses – KJ Pose Set @ Black Friday BazaarNEW

[#525] Enter Sandman

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to Never—, Neverland

Metallica, ♫Enter Sandman

September is about to give way to October and I thought that I would get a head start on my October festivities and take some items that I’ve gathered up; as I was putting my idea together I realized that I really didn’t have a song to use as a soundtrack to back it up. It wasn’t difficult as I came up with it quite quickly and went to an old classic that I knew I had never used before on the blog (as I have a longstanding unspoken rule not to repeat a song I’ve used even if I’ve become better as an artist since I first used it).

Enter Sandman is an essential song in the Metallica catalogue and the self titled album (or also known as The Black Album) came out at a time when I was really starting to get really involved in enjoying music and realizing how it connects us to all the parts of our life in different phases: good, bad or ugly). The backdrop I am using from Saintstreet is called “Dreams” so I thought I would play upon that with a more of a nightmarish feel. The look I put together is something I’d consider not to want to come across in any type of situation.

The Men Jail’s September round is just about to end in a few days so I wanted to get at least one more item in before they lock up to restock for October. For this post I have the “Frank HB + Harness” by i.mesh and I’m not into the bondage scene but felt adding this to my look would be freaky, would you agree? So the harness also comes with a shaved hairbase that stands out with what appears to be scarring.

I feel like this could be used several different ways (not only just for people that are into fetishes) and this is what I can tell you about the product to help you find out if it is right for you.

i.mesh Frank HB and Harness features:

  • 2 different harness versions included
  • HUD included to change leather strap and metal options of harness
  • Hairbase HUDS for Akeruka, CATWA and Omega
  • Exclusively available until Septmber 28th @ The Men Jail

When it comes to gacha events most people know the usual. There’s the crown jewel in the Arcade which has been going strong for 6 years and then there is The Epiphany which has been around for a couple as well and most recently I’ve become slightly acquainted with Lootbox. I’m still learning about the event so the next time I blog something from the event I’ll have more info about it.

ANTINATURAL has a set at the event called “Mad Malice” which is loosely based upon Alice In Wonderland with a very amped up gore factor. The “Unlost Arms” that I am featuring from the “NIGHTMARE” RARE pack are very creepy claw handed decaying arms. I thought the arms were perfect for the idea that I was building and managed to get a hold of this this via resale. It’s not only great that you get these creepy arms but it also comes with a prop and a skybox which makes it a super value if you can get it for pull price.

There is also a DAYDREAM RARE which you can take both of the skybox items and use them to create a “through the looking glass” type effect which I have not seen pictures of yet but I bet it is very cool. Products like this are what make being able to have the Halloween spirit all year round possible and that will get a thumbs up from me every time.

ANTINATURAL NIGHTMARE LOOTBOX features:

  • Part of Mad Malice gatcha machine
  • 3 items included: Liddell’s Nightmare (Skybox), Misfortune Teller (Bloody) and Unlost Arms
  • Unlost Arms come with color changing HUD (fitted for Signature Gianni only)
  • Exclusively @ Lootbox until October 19th

On October 1st the fun begins when the Pose Fair returns for it’s final round of the year and I’m getting a head start with a pose set from HotDog. This store has been on my radar for a bit as I’ve been to their store location (which they share with another unique store, Clemm). I hadn’t quite picked up any poses from the store because I didn’t have any ideas for them yet but I know when I do I’ll be back to stock up. Not only do they make poses but they also make other interesting items such as gothic attire and insane looking mesh heads.

The “Conceited” set fit perfectly with the overall theme of this blog and it also helped me get a head start on Pose Fair which I can tell you is going to be great. There is an even bigger variety of pose creators at this round as the event organizers have increased the size of the land for the event. I assure you that there are going to be a lot of goodies for the lover of poses and those photographers out there. When this event opens on the 1st you are going to want to get in on the action.

HotDog Conceited Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required to use properly)
  • 10 different poses to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair starting October 1st

It took me a lot longer to write this than I anticipated but I wanted to make sure the information was as accurate as possible and it just so happens that the Baseball season is getting close to it’s regular season conclusion and the pennant races are very interesting and have me enthralled so I’ve also been keeping my head in that as well.

I have another post in the works that could possible see light of day tomorrow depending on if things come together the way I’d like them to. Looking for a location at the moment and I think I’m going to revisit New Amsterdam (providing that it is still active and I hope it is). There’s more Pose Fair goodies as the event is about to begin next week Monday (that’s good timing I’d say!)

For those of you who are still getting that last little bit of summer lingering, I’m right there with you trying to get as much of it as possible. Until our paths may cross again, onto the next conversation…


HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

HARNESS: i.mesh – Frank HB + Harness @ The Men JailNEW
CLAWS: ANTINATURAL – Unlost Arm (Gacha) @ LOOTBOXNEW
PANTS: Gild – Mod Slim Pants (Black) ✦ Previously Blogged

SKYBOX: Saintstreet – Dream Backdrop @ Dubai EventNEW

POSE: Hotdog – Conceited Poses @ Pose Fair (Oct 1st) ✦ NEW

[#523] I’m Too Sexy…

And I’m too sexy for Milan
Too sexy for Milan,
New York and Japan

Right Said Fred, ♫I’m Too Sexy

Sometimes digging into the quirky bag can be fun when you pull things together to poke fun at yourself or show that you might have a bit of a sense of humor. Now I’m not sure how this is going to translate or if anyone is going to find it cute, funny or even maybe a bit goofy but that was the aim I was going for when I decided to find some unique items for this blog entry.

I never really took Right Said Fred as a serious musical act and honestly I don’t remember anything else that they did other than “I’m Too Sexy” and that may be why they always seem to find themselves on those notorious “one hit wonder” lists that pop up from time to time. The song itself I think was not meant to be serious either and it fit perfectly with me trying my hand at pretending to be a model (and maybe I fail miserably but I got a kick out of the whole process).

There are several items from the Equal10 event in this post which is a testament to just how good I feel the event is when more than one thing I feature comes from it. The same is said for The Men Jail and I am not saying this because they are an event that I blog for as there are quite a few things each round that I put into my photos because they are something I want to share with my audience.

Starting out with the “Fashion Storefront” backdrop from Paparazzi, this was a catalyst for the entire idea coming together. It also represents something I enjoy doing which is shopping and made lots of sense for me to pose myself in front of it with great lighting and snazzy clothing. I don’t want to go overboard with my praise for the brand so I’ll keep it to a minimum but I have been using a lot of backdrops in my photos because they have given me creative thoughts for how to implement them and Paparazzi creates a lot of things that make it easy to do so.

Affordable, well constructed and appearing at many of mine (and likely many others) favorite events, Paparazzi is a sure bet for backdrop and photography needs.

Paparazzi Fashion Storefronts Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Blue, Green and Pink versions available
  • Sold individually or as a FATPACK
  • Mesh mannequins included in each version
  • Exclusively @ Equal10 until October 5th

Staying with Equal 10, I am wearing the “Loose Flow Pants” by Gild. I really like the little ink splatter design on these pants and it is designs like this that often catch my eye and will be something I feature from time to time. The loose belt is also an added touch to the overall design of the pants which give it more of a model/runway look that I felt would work best with my look including the top that I’ll get to in a moment.

I chose the pink version of these pants because not only did it go with the backdrop but also because soon it will be October and also Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ve known plenty of people in both my real and virtual lives that have suffered, survived as well as won and lost their battle and showing some support even before the month begins was a good idea to me.

Gild Loose Flow Pants (Pink) features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ Equal 10 until October 5th

Matching the pants was easy because I’m also wearing another new release by Gild which is the “Triangle Jungle Pullover” that is a part of the latest round of The Men Jail. I cannot say whether it is intended or not but this top does go very well with the pants and it could be considered a full outfit that is sold separate at two events (it has been done before). They have similar strap features in the design so I am definitely willing to say that they are meant to be part of a complete outfit.

Usually my midsection is covered unless I’m doing a beach shot and do not have a shirt on but I really liked how this top looked and thought in the vein of wearing something that I might not on a consistent basis, trying new things can certainly pay off for different looks and vibes. I certainly have enjoyed throwing this outfit together because it’s not something I am accustomed to.

Gild Triangle Jungle Pullover FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Black, Blue, Purple and Red color designs
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

My hair is also from The Men Jail event and it is also one of those styles that I might not normally consider wearing but because it’s super wild looking and fits my runway model look I stayed true to the overall theme as well and chose the pink color from the Fantasy HUD. It’s becoming more frequent that men no matter what their preferences are have started to use pink which many years prior was thought of as an only girls color. I am comfortable with using any color that helps me get my visual across and looks good to me.

This style of hair, the wisps of longer tresses flowing from the back on one side to the top and going forward surrounded by shorter cropped hair (which I chose not to have my base hair be pink as well because I thought it might be too distracting.) It has that 80’s feel to it much like the scene itself does which worked out for the complete visual plan.

Letituier Brian Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh
  • Individual packs or a FATPACK available for purchase
  • 6 color packs to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s about time for me to wrap this blog post up so I can work on getting back on a regular schedule as well as keep my creativeness from getting blocked again (which has really been one of the hardest things to deal with in recent weeks.) There’s definitely more that I have coming from The Men Jail as well as other fun things from my fave brands and events.

October is going to be a pretty busy month post wise (I have an inkling it will be at least) I want to be able to do a few posts before then so it should be fun now that things are starting to creatively get back to normal. Check out the credits below and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Letituier – Brian Hair @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Gild – Triangle Jungle Pullover @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: Gild – Loose Flow Pants (Pink) @ Equal10NEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Fashion Storefronts (Pink) @ Equal10NEW

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) – Jhope

[#517] Hold On!

I am torn in two…
Hold on, hold on, we’re barely alive
I am faded through…
Hold on, hold on, the fallen arise
I will fight this world for you
And let the dawn of love survive
Broken, I crawl back to life

Breaking Benjamin, ♫Torn In Two

Finding a good spot to set up a scene/photograph for a blogger is one of the most important things for the style of blogger that I feel that I am. Many bloggers tend to use green screen along with backgrounds they create themselves or find a royalty free photo. The way I prefer to do things is finding a location in-world that fits my mood or if nothing seems to fit then I look for the right backdrop but they have to fit or it tends to be a long day or evening depending on when my setup begins.

My friend, Yosh Shi (Merlin on Facebook) owns and runs not only a great retreat area but also have just started a new nightclub project. He was kind enough to let me poke around during non operating hours to see if something would click for me. The atmosphere is best described at least in my mind as a mixture of steampunk and gothic elements. It truly felt inviting to me as I arrived at the landing point which is a long dock that leads to the club. I changed my lighting to what the sim calls for and it is overcast to match the rain that surrounds you.

I don’t want to spoil the experience for you if you do happen to visit so I shall abstain from giving you any further details about the layout but I will say that after looking around the setting by the fireplace caught my attention and the work was about to begin.

The Men Jail is about to wrap up for the August round but I wanted to get one more product in that I thought was rather cool. For the event, Gild released a tanktop with circular cuts in its design which I think is perfect for the the rave/club scene. Posh (which is the name of the club where my photos were taken) tend to have a lot of rave type parties which as of yet I have unfortunately been able to attend due to the time of day they normally occur but I will make it to one of them soon.

Those who are looking for something unique in men’s clothing then I’d certainly give this a closer look.

Gild Zebra Cut Tank features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 5 different colors to choose from
  • Fitted sizes for both Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until August 28th

The Man Cave is in it’s second week and Modulus has a new hair which I am wearing for this photo. “Marcus” is a a near mid length hair that is combed to the side and the reason I liked it for this particular look is that it didn’t cover my eyes or any of the other facial things that I wanted to feature in the blog (which I will get to shortly). All the things that fans of Modulus come to expect are all here with an added surprise that I was not anticipating when I opened up the package.

For the first time (at least to my knowledge) there are combed versions for both sides of the head so that way if you have a personal preference you can choice without being conflicted. I love this and I hope they continue to do this for future releases even though it could potentially be a lot more work; I don’t know how mesh things are made. For the first time I also used the blond pack with the integrated color picker and I really love how it turned out.

With that said though I do hope they continue to bring things like this to the table to even further cement their brand as a top hair brand.

Modulus Marcus Hair features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 40 colors (five HUDs with Fatpack available)
  • Integrated color picker in every HUD
  • Left and right versions included
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until Sep. 09th

Go&See recently released an add-on at the Blush event but before I could finish my editing and write this blog it sadly ended but the great part is that it will become a release to the store (and or marketplace). The “wasted” eyebags are meant to display a hard night of partying but for those of you who do not have the type of lifestyle (and I’m one of them usually) they could also be used to show how someone is burning the candle at both ends. I think in the case of me being in a club that it fits more of the partying context.

Outside of skins and eyes, Go&See provides add-ons like the eyebags as well as make-ups and lashes. These kinds of products help add to the realism of not only of our photos but also our avatars as well and I’d like to see more interesting things like this in future releases.

That is what’s new to me so I am going to wrap this up so I can get you to the credits; I would like to thank Yosh Shi for allowing me to take these photos at Posh and if you are in the mood to check it out I will leave you a taxi to give it a look yourself and visit there to find out when upcoming events are happening there. It is a really cool place and very different from most clubs that I’ve encountered and I say that truthfully in a good way.

Hope you’ll check back in with the blog soon I have some exciting news to reveal in my next post but until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Posh Nightclub


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Marcus Hair ✦ NEW @ Man Cave (08/1509/09)
HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Clef de Peau – Wouter (Tone 1) ✦ Previously Blogged
EYE BAGS: Go&See (Store / MP) – Wasted Eyebags
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Gild – Zebra Cut Tank ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (08/0808/28)

POSE: WRONG & The Owl – Static Male Poses #7