[#393] I’ve Created My Own Prison

A lion roars in the darkness
Only he holds the key
To free me from my burdens
and grant me life eternally

My Own Prison” – CreedListen

After all the fun I had with the last entry and being goofy/nerdy, I am back doing my regular thing for this current post. I caught a new location to shoot at and found a nice little spot that fit an idea I have had for some time. Featuring items from the Hipster Men’s Event as well as the newly stocked SaNaRae, there is plenty to get you ready to run out the door and shop til you drop.

I normally do not do photos with as dark of backgrounds as this but when I was playing around I thought the shadows with the use of LUMIPro just made the mood exactly the way I wanted it. I feel the finished effect with post-processing turned out nearly as good as I had pictured in my head.

Sometimes I feel that I am a broken record when I encourage those reading to grab Demo’s but it’s definitely something that I think people should do so that they do not waste their hard earned money on something they will grow to dislike or that does not fit as they might think it should. I am going to leave you with the full credits on what was involved in these photos and hope to see you back again for my next adventure. Until then as always, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRDura – B&G79-MIX A

A remnant from the July round of The Men’s Dept, this latest release from Dura put them back on my radar for hair. Not every style they put out is right for how I feel about my look but this reminds me a little of the 90’s which is a bit part of me in the real world. This hair has several different HUDs for the various shades but also available are two MIX HUDs with combos of each of the other tones. Kind of like two mini FatPacks in a sense.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYESGo&See *Night*

A previous release at Men Only Monthly, these CATWA eye appliers are really great for doing darker photography as they capture what eyes look like being in the dark or being out at night. There are 10 different eye tones to choose from in one complete HUD. These could easily be used for your role-playing needs as well.

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace
BEARDY-U: BRYAN “BRN” ♯ NEW

There’s no surprise that I like facial hair as a part of my look. It has been something that has always been a part of my look in both worlds for as long as I can remember because it suits me better in my estimation. With a HUD for Omega enabled heads as well as tattoo layers for standard avi’s, there are 6 different tones from your typical hair colors to some nontraditional looks (Wild and Ice). If you are looking for a beard that is very kept and styled this is worth taking a look at.

BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ BODY MOD – Black Roses Tattoo @ SaNaRaeNEW

If not for the great sim build alone, heading to SaNaRae is a trip on your shopping list you should make time for. With great items such as this tattoo, which had me with the roses on the upper chest. BODY MOD certainly has my eye as well though I don’t really feature tattoos as often as I’d like. This could be more of a reason to in the future.

PANTS⊱ [Gild] Tight Sarrouel Sweat Pants – White @ Hipster Mens EventNEW

A return trip to the Hipster Men’s Event landed me these excellent jogging/sweat pants. They are just the right bit of casual and comfort but also look cool to wear out of the house. They include sizes for the preferred male bodies including the latest, Belleza “Jake”.

SANDALS⊱ {kokoia} Alessio
RING⊱ BJEWLA – BDay FR Ring ♯ Free Gift

After seeing an ad for this item as well as being someone who likes jewelry, rings especially, I found myself taking a trip to check it out. I will warn you though that you land on the ground of where the store is so as long as you are not afraid of heights or get airsick, you’ll have to fly up to the store to retrieve your prize. For me it was extremely worth it in the long  run. It’s a great bento ring and is a very good quality gift from a store that is just starting to get going on the grid.

Photo Taken @ The Good Life


Imitiation – Miguel (2)

[#348] All Hell Can’t Stop Us Now

It has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place than here?
What better time than now?

Guerilla Radio” –  Rage Against The Machine  ♫Listen

It’s now on to entry #3 in These Conversations Kill’s coverage of Skin Fair. This time not only is there a skin but also some ink for those of you who love using your skin as an art canvas.

I’ll start though with the very top of the body and work my way down, seems like the best way to break things down.

At The Crossroads event there is a new release by hair creator “tram”. You can purchase the G0220 style with three different HUD packs to choose from. I thought this style went best with the look I was going for as it seems to fit the different asian trends I’ve noticed lately. A longer pulled back style with some curls left in the front and a small little tail in the back. I really like it along with the textures and I have a feeling that it may have some use in future works.

This is also the third release from MESANGE from their exclusives for the We ❤ RP event. The “Tikal Eyes” have 15 different options for you and for those of you with Omega enabled eyes a HUD to change them as well as the standard mesh versions. Each eye has different iris/pupil sizes for you to stylize yourself.

Modulus’ “Jae-Sun” skin is the second I’ve featured of the three exclusives from Skin Fair. I chose to stick with the included shape and hairbase for this one because it was the best fit for what I was going for. I also chose to use the full eyebrow/beard combination as well for a little more rugged looking assassin. Gives a bit more of an “edge” if you get my drift.

The trend for tattoos on the grid these days seems to lean towards using different images and kind of mashing them up to create a theme. Personally I’m not sure that I understand it but it does tend to make for some cool looking ink and that’s what I feel Dappa has done here. “The Alchemist” grabbed my attention the moment I saw the advertisement. From the image of the knight on the left pectoral to the King Arthur type theme, it was just something I had to have. Provided in the package are the standard tattoo layers and then HUDS for various body types with fresh and faded opacity levels. It’s a must have tattoo and a high favorite of mine in all of the ones I’ve seen offered lately.

Today is the final day of the February/March round of the Signature Event. I’m happy that I got this in even if it is at the 11th hour of sorts but I had to feature the Gabriel bento enabled gloves. There are two versions for sale but I went with the regular version. As much as the version with the ring on the finger called to me, I thought this was best for the idea I was running with.

I have at least one more item to show you before the current round of Men Only Monthly ends on the 15th to restock for the March/April round that begins on the 20th. [Gild] who was once a part of Gabriel has struck out on their own and is off to a good start with some of the items I’ve seen from their brand so far. I’m wearing the “Soft leather easy pants” in the checkered version. I thought that I would do something different since it’s way too easy to just wear a pair of black leather pants and with this being offered it was a refreshing change of pace. Sizes included in the package are for Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP body style. Sadly there are no standard or fitmesh sizes for this product.

For the backdrop and pose, I’d like to give honorable mention to both MINIMAL and Q-Poses. They helped make this head easier in creating. I picked up the “Illusion Background” from Uber and “The Warrior” pose set was originally available at Cosmopolitan but you can currently pick it up at their main location or at the current round of 2nd Level.

Time for me to get to the next adventure but I hope you like what you’ve seen and head out to these locations for these great items or for items that peak your interests. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ tram G0220 hair / HUD-A ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Tikal ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Jae-Sun Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ DAPPA – The Alchemist Tattoo. ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

PANTS⊱ [Gild] Soft Leather Easy Pants – Checker ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M (Feb/Mar)
SHOES[AK] – Summer Spike – Black

GLOVES⊱ ::GB:: BENT Leather Cuff Glove ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event (Feb/Mar)

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion Backgrounds (4) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Uber


{QP} – The Warrior (Includes Katana Prop)

[#344] I’ll Follow You Down

… down to where forever lies
Without a doubt I’m on your side
There’s no where else that I would rather be
I’m not about to compromise
Give you up to say goodbye
I’ll guide you through the deep
To keep you close to me

I’ll Follow You” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

After a small little hiatus, I’m back with another look for you with new items from The Crossroads and The Chapter Four. I’ve also got a bento pose from Image Essentials that I enlisted the help of my friendly assistant, Bianca to help me with. She is wearing a new item from Creators Collection Box. Let’s get into the details everyone!

Go&See is back with a new skin available at the recently opened March round of The Crossroads. That’s right, the “Markus” skin is now available in both Pale and Tan tones. The package includes appliers for just about every body type so you shouldn’t have any issues pairing it up with your body setup. Also there’s a shape included that helps make the facial features look their best but you could also modify it yourself if you want to tweak it even further to your specifications.

With March just getting underway, The Chapter Four is also back for two weeks of retail spanning from clothing, gacha machines and more. MESANGE has released their “Cassandra Eyes” which feature 15 different tones and it comes with regular mesh eyes and also a HUD for Omega applier enabled eyes for those who have them. After much thought, the owner and creator, Jadis Ashland, has chosen to stop making appliers for Genesis Lab eyes as there is a major difference between the original mesh head eyes and the ones that are found in the bento version heads.

As I previously stated my assisant, Bianca, is wearing a cool baseball jersey/jeans combination from *KOPI* that is available presently at the Creators Collection Box event until March 18th. It comes in standard sizes but easily works with many of the mesh bodies with alphas enabled.

There are plenty more exciting things coming up around the horizon with The Men’s Department just opening and Skin Fair 2017 just about to begin not to mention some things from the already opened rounds of the Signature Event and also Men Only Monthly so stay tuned for those. I look forward to presenting great looks for you all.

Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


BRENNAN
HAIR[BURLEY] Troy – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Cassandra Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ Go&See * Markus * Pale ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ [Phunk] Mens Baseball Shirt ♯ Marketplace
JEANS⊱ [Gild] Cropped Pants ♯ SwagBag (Feb/Final)
SHOES[VALE KOER] THE VASIFORMS


BIANCA
HAIRLamb. Loomer – Pastel Pack✝
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes (Green)
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

OUTFIT⊱ *KOPI*  Baseball Shirts – Red ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Creators Collection Box
SHOESMaitreya Low Sneakers – 017

✝ Gacha Prize

Photo taken @ Nouvelle’s Adventures


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