[#452] Where The Streets Have No Name

We’re still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you

Where The Streets Have No Name♫ – U2

It’s been a while since I was inspired by something I haven’t listened to in a while but was reminded of by just kind of going through music in my head; maybe I’m not the biggest U2 fan that’s ever lived but I can tell you I do enjoy a lot of their music (especially a lot of earlier works including albums like “The Joshua Tree”).  The look I put together for this blog is a rather simple one and very casual for every day appearance. Most days I could easily just relax in clothes like these so it is easily relatable.


There’s always a nice feeling you get when you’re rummaging through your closet and you find a backrop you’ve forgotten about. Then you put it out and come up with a scene pretty quickly. Another great thing is when you are going through clothes you like and realize that they’ve updated them to fit the body you are wearing right this moment (it’s kind of like Christmas all over again when that re-delivery comes).


For this blog post there are three new products mixed in with some other goodies to make up everything you see in all the pictures. One of my favorites is this COLSON henley shirt from {COLD-ASH}. As a proud partner of the brand I was excited to get this preview which comes with just about every current mesh body fit and two versions for each (a regular waist and a wider waist for those who like a looser fit).

Making sure I get all the purchases I made at Men Only Monthly to use, I’m wearing the VANGO “Keith” hair and also the “Hipster Style” bento beard by Magnificent (a part of the GA.EG brand family). These two in combination with one another give me a bit of a weathered look which I don’t mind due to the fact that I personally try to stay away from the baby face look if at all possible.


The above pic gives you a better look at the three new items being shown in this blog post (the shirt, hair and beard). I also have to share that the skin I am wearing by LV Designs that is named after me has been released in another tone. The skin is also now available in Pearl/Tone 2 (for those of you who own Stray Dog body appliers) which was a request I had made as well as a few others from I have been told.

My closet just got a little fuller over the last day or so with having hit TMD, Hipster Mens Event, The Men’s Jail and also a fresh round of Man Cave for February that just opened today. Gives me plenty of things to work with so now I just have to come up with some scenery ideas and get back to it which means it is time for me to wrap things up and guide you to the credits below.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Vango. Keith ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

From the moment I saw this hair I knew it would be one that I would want in my arsenal of hairstyles (especially long ones that I wear consistently in the winter months). With each new release I feel that the Vango brand is getting better and better. This particular hair comes in two styles (the one you see above and also a version with more strands falling in the front of the face). The full fatpack has a total of 17 different hair colors ranging from your basic tones to a few ombre tones for those of you who like a bit of streaking in your hair.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ NEW

BEARD: [MF] Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

This stache and beard combination is specifically made for the CATWA Daniel head, with that said I don’t know if it would work with any other CATWA product so if you dare to test it make sure to grab a demo first before doing anything. The “Night” pack contains dark versions like Black and even a Salt n Pepper style along with a darker brown and blonde as well. I really liked the way this looked on me but being a guy who is always wanting to wear facial hair that’s not much of a surprise. This product will be available through February 15th so you can certainly treat yourself to a little Valentine’s Gift and why not?

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} COLSON Henley Shirt (Classic Pack) ✦ NEW @ TMD

As much as I enjoy blogging costumes or suits and fancy things, when it comes down to a nicely made shirt you don’t have to worry about it not getting my attention. Collared shirts with a few buttons are effective and are easy to just throw on after getting out of the shower before leaving the house. They are even casual enough you possibly could wear them to certain work places. As I mentioned earlier this is a review copy and it is the entire pack with a HUD containing 10 solid colors. This pack in its entirety is worth it because if you get just one color and get home and put it on, you’ll be kicking yourself that you want it in more colors and would end up spending more to get the full pack when you should have just done it in the first place.

JEANS: L&B Swear – Salvage Cuffed Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

Even though I have blogged this in a previous entry it’s worth noting that they’ve been updated to fit the Belleza mesh body for those who might not own these and didn’t give them a look because they didn’t fit your body at the time.

SHOES: [VALE KOER] USAGI TRAINERS – FATPACK

RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Robbo Bridge

I’ve apparently had this sitting around for an undisclosed amount of time. From the moment I set it out to see if it would work with the idea that was starting to form in my head (and it did), it made me glad that I am one of those people that tend to play gacha backdrop machines on whims. While I am not sure if it is supposed to represent an actual place in the world, I do know that it would look like a place I would probably wander to (or through) in my virtual travels.

Go&See – Firm ✦ NEW @ M.O.M𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

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[#448] Fantastic Voyage

Come along and ride on a fantasic voyage
slide slide who-ride
ain’t no valley low enough for mountain high

Fantastic Voyage♫ – Coolio

Some fun was in order for this look as I busted out my time machine and took a trip back to the 90’s and some old school hip hop. During this time one of the hotter acts was Coolio, who is best known for his song “Gangster’s Paradise” which I used the cover version of for one of my blog entries during the early stages of blogging when I was running under “The Saints Of Fashion{ation}”. This blogs soundtrack takes a look at one of his first songs that I remember seeing on MTV quite a few times after I’d come home from school with the free time I had before hitting the homework.


With the heaviness of my last blog, I thought it would be more fun to try and get into a groove while reminiscing about some of the music (not just rock) that was a part of a time that was most critical to me in an influential stage in life. During the time that Coolio was on the airwaves movies like “Lean On Me” and “Boyz In The Hood” were bringing to light what being on the streets were like.

As part of my look I once again am wearing the “Harper” hair from Modulus because I like it that much; it’s something that I enjoy wearing even when I am not in blogging mode so it’s possible that you will see it again in the future in other blog posts. However, there are newer styles coming out (some that are out now as well) that I’ll be featuring. Modulus has found their stride and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

Go&See is also participating in this current round of Men Only Monthly with their “Firm” pose set. As one of my brand partners I was able to obtain a review copy and I’m pleased with the poses in this set. One thing I can say is that with joining the pose genre, I hope that Kristyna doesn’t abandon doing eyes or skins because she does a good job with them as well.


There is a lot of mixing and matching of things in style of this blog. Sometimes I find things that have been laying around in my closet (inventory to be technical) and feel bad that I have not used them yet or if it is something I really like then I feel bad that I haven’t revisited it in some time. One of those items are the shades that I’m wearing from 7mad;Ravens that is from the Men Only Hunt 6…yes I know you are thinking “WOW he really does have some classics in his closet”.

Man Cave is on the last day of it’s current January round and I decided to get one last item in from it so that if you like it you can make a mad dash for the event and grab it up before it’s closed and then you’ve got to wait until the brand puts it in their store (IF they even release it at their store and doesn’t make it an event only item). ExalteD has some interesting shirts (including the flannel I’m wearing) and some pants (I picked up a pair but I won’t be able to get to them before the event closes sadly). More on the shirt in the credits below.


Upcoming projects for the blog are something that I’m seriously excited about. There will be collaborations with some people that I truly like and admire for the work that they do and hope that our time working together will reflect that; more than likely there will be a few more blogs that I have my wife help me with as I couldn’t really do the idea without her.

There are also some funny ideas I have in the works just so I can kind of keep up with the reason I was nominated for “Best Humorous Blog” at The Bloggies. Not everything I do is serious as is not everything I do comical…I do like to try and balance things out as best I can but sometimes mood or the influence of whatever music I might be listen to at the time tends to steer me in certain directions.

It’s about that time to wrap things up again but this blog is going to continue striving with each post to not only provide information but quality images.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Harper Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

GLASSES: 7mad;Ravens Farewell Summer Glasses ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯 𝔄𝔳𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢

Representing a style of sunglasses that have been popular for ages, 7mad;Ravens take on them was an item set out for the Men Only Hunt 6 which has been in the books for quite a long time now. You may be able to find them at the store as a gift but even if you don’t find them there plenty of other great merch can be found to buy and make your own.

SHIRT: ExalteD – Blue Flannel ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Flannel has always been one of my favorite types of shirt dating way back to the time that the song featured in this blog post was new. I feel that it really is a fashion that can’t really go out of style because it represents so many different trends. ExalteD did a spectacular job with making this product and it comes in not only flannel styles but also other types such as Camo. It is only available until tonight when the Man Cave event closes its doors to get ready for it’s February round so take a quick run and see it for yourself and the other great things to purchase at the event.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

JEANS: mind carlberg – Tight Jeans – RUINED Pack

While these jeans are not quite able to be called a “new” release, they were a part of the round of Men Only just before the one we have now so they are a recent release. Sold individually, packs of 3, or in a FATPACK (these I bought the specific pack instead of all of them due to budget). The “RUINED” pack contains three different destroyed denim choices (rain, rust or rubber).

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

SHOES: FLI. – Black Sk8 Hi

Previously I’ve worn the low top version of this show by the same brand (which I love to death) and I bought this when they first came out but it was hard pairing them with anything so I kept them safe until I could use them and I found the right pair of jeans to put them with. This style which is patterned after a very popular skater shoe is just the kind of thing I like wearing in-world.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic (an unrigged size is included) mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: MI Graffiti Backdrop Natural Limited Pack ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯 𝔄𝔳𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢

This particular version of the backdrop is no longer purchasable as it was from a round of Limit8 and once the designated amount of poses was sold it would no longer be. The store may carry the other version of the backdrop which is well worth the look as it is highly detailed and has more than one spot where you can set up a shot and get a great scene capture.

DOG: AMITIE Doberman (No Anim/Collar)

I plucked this furry friend (or is he unfriendly?) from a pose set that includes other versions that go with each pose. This little guy was an extra piece that doesn’t have any animations or poses so I could set him out to be in the background. As much as I don’t like to point out my mistakes of flaws I think I missed some of the rear part of his body which is something I’ll keep in mind for future photo shoots and items in the background.

Go&See * Firm * ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

It’s the halfway point in this current round of Men Only Monthly and as my first item to blog from it is the review copy of Go&See’s “FIrm” pose set. There are 10 poses to choose from that are bento enabled so if you do not have a body with bento it will not show up properly. The poses in the set are well done and have a variety of different hand gestures (which is something I like to see compared to the old type poses were you were limited to what your hands did).

[#446] Dark On Me

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

Dark On Me♫ – Starset

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Until the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Tommy Hair – BROWNS @ Man CaveNEW

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

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

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

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

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

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

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Odiseum Armor (Male)

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

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

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

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

~isil~ *Science!* Research Station RARE

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

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

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

RK Poses – Take Me Home

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

Photos taken with product taken @ INSILICO

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

[#437] Stand By Me

When the night has come
And land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see

Stand By Me♫ – Bootstraps
(Originally Performed by Ben E. King)

Very rarely do I ever write about my reasons for a post or any background on them (usually they speak for themselves). Though for this I want to give a little bit more because finally being able to use this song choice as a theme of sorts is a long time in the making. When I did finally use it, I wanted to make sure that I was able to really do it justice and lately my work has started to help me become more confident than I have been previously.

Since I was a younger man, music has been a passion of mine. While I never could quite get the hang of being able to create it myself, it has helped me in so many ways that I could easily lose count. The song “Stand By Me” has been easily one of my favorite classic songs of all time and it found itself tied in with a novella turned into motion picture of the same name.

Beginning as a short story in a book of collected novellas, “The Body” by Stephen King transitioned itself into the 1986 film, “Stand By Me”. It featured young actors who would later become some of the more well known ones (some of which you still see today in various projects). Tragically, one of it’s stars, River Phoenix, became a fixture of the party scene and fell to addiction and anyone in their early to late 30’s will remember the news of him overdosing and dying in front of the Vyper Room night club in 1993.


The inspiration for this post came when my friend, Chucky Hollak (owner of Modulus) released the “River” hair for Hipster Men’s Event. I knew instantly that the style was reminiscent to the fallen actor (of which most of his films I’ve seen). It brought me back to “Stand By Me” which falls easily into my movie top 10. I guess you could consider it a tribute of sorts.

I’m also featuring items from MESANGE, Go&See (brand partners), as well as Deadwool and two brands that are new to me (Newphe and Millo Copperfield). As for the events covered within this blog entry, we’ve got Hipster Men’s Event, Limit8, and another fresh round of Men Only Monthly.


Lately I’ve been using a few new things I learned and have been applying them to my work. It’s given me a lot more confidence in creating when I’m doing both the shoot and also the small bit of post production on the photos (I don’t feel overdoing it gives a true view of the items I’m featuring). By doing this it has made me want to try and create and post as much as I possibly can. I want to be able to provide looks that might entice you to run out to a store or an event as everyone deserves to have great items in their closets.


While I would like to try to get at least one more look in before the ball drops at midnight on the 31st, this could very well be my last blog entry for 2017; if that is the case then I feel like I went out with a bang. It’s been a year of many different ups and downs (as I’m sure it has for many of you). I hope that you continue to come on this journey with me in 2018. Be well and be safe in the last few days of this year and to a refreshing new set of adventures for all of us.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – River Hair – Browns @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

As previously stated, this hair is inspired by late actor River Phoenix. It’s a nice longer mid-length hair that is combed more to the left side of the head.  There is a choice of 5 color packs (each with 5 colors inside) distributed via a HUD that has a color tint option to enhance your styling preferences. It also works well with the “Joel” hairbase which you can find at the Modulus flagship store.

HAIRBASEModulus – Joel – Browns 1
HEADCATWA – Victor ⚜ NEW

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Ollie Eyes (9) @ M.O.MNEW

What is likely the last release for the MESANGE brand in 2017, the “Ollie” eyes offer 15 stunning eye colors from shades of blue to the golden orbs you see on me. Compatible with any Omega enabled eyes via the applier HUD, this product also includes regular mesh eyes and system eyes for those who do not use mesh eyes or prefer using system eyes (such as with a LAQ Bento head).

FACEStray Dog – Nate T2

This skin debuted at the November round of Shiny Shabby but I was still very heavily relying on my LeLutka head and Stray Dog’s “Cody” skin for most of my looks. Once the CATWA “Victor” head was released I tried and demo’d a bunch of skins but once “Nate” finally landed in their main store location and I tried it on there was no going back for me. I really like how it looks and I didn’t need to tweak the shape much if at all to get the look I desired for myself.

BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET[Deadwool] Genoa Jacket – Teal

I really wanted to use this jacket when it first was released at the District 20 event but I couldn’t really find anything I liked to combine it with. The jacket is great and has quite a few options to it even if you don’t purchase the FATPACK (which does come with an exclusive style). The jacket has an included HUD that allows you to change the shirt color (12 to choose from) as well as two different armbands (I have mine disabled for this look). Denim jackets are something I am fickle with because I don’t really wear them much and that’s a bit of my fault because I do enjoy them. I think those of you reading who have been on the fence about this product should give it a try. Once I put it on I was highly impressed.

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

JEANS⊱ Millo Copperfield – Basic Marine Jeans @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

With events like Man Cave and Hipster Men’s Event, I’ve found that some of the newer brands are included and it’s a good way for them to get discovered. That’s the case for me with Millo Copperfield. Before walking around HME I did not know of them but I cam across their jeans at the event and I liked how they looked and they had a fit for my body so why not? The hardest part was picking a color and I chose to go with the darkest shade of blue they had but it was down to that or the lime green ones (because I like to do different now and then). The jeans have two types included (regular and slim cuffs) so that you can pick your footwear accordingly.

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

SHOES{kokoia} – Leon Sneakers

I enjoy wearing snearkers, that is probably one of those things that you can easily pick out about my tastes when it comes to shoes. {kokoia} is a solid brand and I am not afraid to say I own a few different pairs of footwear from the brand. The customization they feature is really a good thing because I like to be able to breathe new life into a product I have blogged before and want to come back to down the road. I never want to consider items to be a one and done thing that’s just a waste of money then if you use it once and then it fades out of your mind. With 10 colors to choose from and 5 different areas you can apply the colors to it gives you a lot to work with and that adds value to me. These are worth looking into!

Compatible With: Adam, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

BIKEPopArt Store – Harley Bike (Decor)

I came across this item during a 1 Linden 1 Hour special at the store (thanks Dad!). The bike has two different versions included (one that is rideable and the other just for simple decor as I’ve used here). I felt that it helped set the scene as a prop along with the backdrop that I’ll be getting into in just a moment here. With each version you get a choice of Black, Classic, Green, Purple, and Red bikes to use at your leisure.

BACKDROP⊱ Newphe – Tennessee Backdrop Limited @ Limit8NEW

When I was trying to figure out what exactly this backdrop was supposed to be the only conclusion I could come to is that it was the outside of a motel where there is an office that you go to pay and get keys. I figured it would be a great front to put a bike at and stand by the bike which kind of makes it a play on words while using the song that is a part of the theme; I feel like this all worked out from conception to finish.

Authors note: This item was part of the Limited Editions at the event, there is a possibility that it may no longer be available for purchase.

Go&See * Gallant * Bento Animation Pack (3b) @ M.O.MNEW

When I first received this review pack I thought it was static poses but after I unpacked it and started playing around with it I realized it was animations (such as you would add to an AO). I really liked the fluidity of the animations but one of the things I don’t feel that I am very good at is capturing an image from an avatar that is moving but I did it as you can see! There are 5 animations included (two of which have alternate versions for a total of 7 altogether). These would easily fit into your AO for you to use in your everyday adventures.

[#430] We’re Far From Obvious This Time

Cold
But I’m still here (blind)
‘Cause I’m so blind (say never)
Cold
Now we’re so cold (mine)
And you’re not mine (say never)
We’re far from obvious this time

Cold (But I’m Still Here)♫ – Evans Blue

Hello once again and welcome to my little artistic corner of the world where I try my best to provide works of art intermixed with fashion and multifaceted emotions. Now is that time of year when all the clothing designers start releasing oodles and oodles of winter attire and all the various locations in-world become wintery reminders of your real life that you desperately try to escape from (haha). Regardless of that it does add to the realism of everything and can make for some really good creativity.


I recently discovered the snowy wonderland known as D.O.X and after a little bit of exploration I decided to set a scene. I pulled together some really cool items for my look that were definitely weather appropriate (because who goes out in a snowy cold environment in like a t-shirt or shorts?) One of the best things is that I didn’t have to cycle through tons of lighting to find the right ambience; I simply just used the recommended settings from the sim itself. The results came out satisfactory for me and helps me to feel like I am on a good stride as far as creating scenes goes.


Men Only Monthly has been a very good event this current round which is still going on for another week (it ends on the 15th of December). I spent a lot of time there and found many things that I’ve used in my recent works which is why I decided to put my name in the ring and applied to be a blogger for the event. I am hoping that I get in but I realize that the competition may be fierce as I am sure many other good bloggers/artists will be vying for a spot. It’ something I felt was worth giving a shot and regardless I can say I tried even if I do not make the cut.

This particular blog I’m featuring a skin by Avi-Glam which is available at Men Only Monthly. Of course you’ll get my insights into it down in the credits section so I have something to actually put there.

Most of items from currently running events came from Men Only Monthly but I did also make a trip to The Arcade which has just opened for a new round of random prize winning madness. I am thankful that I managed to escape there with only minimal damage this time which is a small victory for me personally!


Before I leave you to the credits, I have to make an admission of a goof. As I was putting the credits together I realized that I hadn’t worn the Daniel head for a while and cannot recall which eyes I had last used with it so I couldn’t credit it in good faith because if I was wrong it would to me be considered as misinformation and that is not my intention at all. If I do recall which eyes were used I will come back to this post and edit it accordingly.

There is much more work to do with items I’ve picked up in the last week so I’m going to go jump into that as this blog entry can be considered a wrap. I hope you check back to see what adventures I’m getting into next and I will gladly welcome you back.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRtram G0220 Hair / HUD-A

HEADCATWA – Daniel

FACE⊱ AG. Trevor Skin – Ivory @ M.O.MNEW

The latest release in the Avi-Glam skin line, Trevor has very soft facial features and seems to work best with wearing the CATWA “Daniel” head as that is what is suggested by the creator. There are 6 skin tones to choose from and appliers for male mesh bodies are sold separately. The body shape and eyebrow shaper are included in the product package if you desire. Each skin HUD gives several eyebrow color options when applying (no brows is also an option).

I find that this skin reminds me of the actor, Ezra Miller, who appears as The Flash/Barry Allen in the recently released “Justice League” movie. I am not sure if that is what the creator intended with this but that’s just what I see when I look at my avatar closely.

BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET⊱ BlankLine – Down jacket **RARE** @ The ArcadeNEW

Rarely do I find myself wearing a puffer jacket (see what I did there?) This pull prize from BlankLine’s machine at the December 2017 edition of The Arcade has a HUD option in which you can change two parts of the jacket as well as 4 different types of sweater. After having looked at the key for the machine I believe this RARE version is all of the other jackets offered as a FATPACK sort of deal where you can use all of the colors in any combination you wish to. It’s a fantastic product and the design and textures used are top notch.

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

PANTS⊱ AITUI – Aero Pants – Fat Pack @ M.O.MNEW

Lately I am finding that AITUI is hitting a home-run with their releases. Previously in a blog entry I was wearing their sweatpants from the November round of TMD and really liked them and they also in the same time frame put out these pants at Men Only Monthly. I have been trying to be more of a well behaved blogger and not buy every FATPACK I see because it tends to get costly in the long term but all the different options for this item caught my eye and I couldn’t resist. 6 different colors with two metals to choose from on the buttons are what this full pack consists of. You can also get each of these in singular form if you do not want all of the options and that’s definitely up to you.

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP mesh bodies.

BOOTSYasum – Generator Boots – Black

I previously purchased these boots at the Hipster Men’s Event in one of the previous rounds but could not find the right outfit to pair them with until now. I was really hoping I could use them and I found a way to do so. The AITUI pants had just the right height to where I could wear these properly without any clipping (which bugs me to no end).

COMPATIBLE WITH: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

Photo Taken @ D.O.X

Go&See * Bold * Bento Pose Pack (2) @ M.O.MNEW

The second of two new pose releases from Go&See, “Bold” is just as it’s name infers. These poses are meant for those who like to puff out their chest a little bit and show what they are about. I really like the poses so far from the brand but if I could change anything about them is with most poses you can combine them with a locking T-Pose so you can stand there and not have your camera move with you as you are setting up an angle. These do not allow for that so a pose stand is necessary so you do not wind up frustrated because your camera keeps resetting and your position changes. It’s something that’s also helpful for sims that do not have rez rights groups and you really want to use it for a scene.

[#425] Ho Hey!

I don’t think you’re right for him
Look at what have might have been
If you took a bus to China Town
I’d be standing on Canal and Bowery
She’d be standing next to me.

Ho Hey♫ – The Lumineers

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend (those of you who celebrate/observe Thanksgiving). Most everyone is enjoying leftovers while going over some of their real life shopping excursions. I am a little bit under the weather so I haven’t really been out as there really wasn’t much that caught my fancy but I did manage to hit some sales in-world bringing home some new poses to intermingle with some of my scenes.

With the last few days focusing on those that I’m thankful for: family, friends and colleagues but this year I’m most thankful for the special person in my life. She’s certainly helped me see a lot of things that I might not have before and this scene and song choice is dedicated to her.

I have some really cool things I am featuring from my brand partners in this look. Modulus has returned to making hair and at the Industrie event, they have released the “Max” hat and hair combination. I’ve even had the pleasure of speaking with the owner of Modulus, Chucky Hollak, and I have it on good authority that this is only the beginning and there will be new future hairstyles in the works. If this is the beginning of something new then consider me excited.

MESANGE has new eyes up for sale at the newly restocked Men Only Monthly for Nov/Dec. Of course I will give you the details down below in the credits so I can keep this as short and sweet for you as possible. I tend to get long winded at times when I have things I like and want to talk about.

Another new exciting thing is Go&See who are well known for skins for both men and women as well as eyes have ventured into the pose market. One of their first set of four male pose releases is also available at Men Only Monthly. More on those as well down in the credits as well.

With having had several items from Industrie and Men Only Monthly in the last few posts, I’m also giving some love to ULTRA, The Men’s Department and Man Cave in this post. I find that a small amount of events always get the most attention from me and it’s not that I don’t visit other events, it just seems I am just find more that suits my style. I’m always on the look out for new events and brands to feature in my looks/scenes and that won’t change.

It’s that time for me to turn you over to the credits and more of my little observations/ramblings if you will as this adventure has reached it’s finishing point. I hope to see you back again the next time for whatever idea my brain churns out so be well until then!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Max Hat & Hair @ IndustrieNEW
This hat is very well made with great texturing and has a HUD to change its color. The tuft of hair that hangs out in front also offers 5 different color packs that you can pick from or you can pick up the FATPACK and wear it however you are feeling on that day.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Lihir Eyes @ M.O.MNEW
The colors in these 15 new eyes really draw you in as there is a main color with little bits of other colors swirled in for some magical looking eyes. 4 sizes of eyes with an Omega HUD for compatible eyes (CATWA, LeLutka, Logo…etc). Mesh eyes and system eyes are also included so just about everyone who wants these excellent eyes can use them.

FACE⊱ amias – NERO – Ivory @ TMDNEW
A new LeLutka applier that comes in 3 different skin tones and comes with a brow or browless option. 4 different facial hair options are also included in the HUD as well so that you can perfect your look however you want to. You can also purchase the body appliers right at the event as well so if you demo the skin right there and want to take it home you won’t have to go anywhere else before you head home to fix yourself up.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ ExalteD – Flannel – Mustard @ ULTRANEW
When it comes to long sleeved shirts and colder weather there’s nothing better than the feeling of flannel. I’ve always had a flannel shirt to wear on top of short sleeved shirts or just by themselves and I have always been comfortable. Finding this at the ULTRA event was a great moment as I was able to have one in my virtual world as well that fit the body that I am wearing now without any hassle. There are several colors at the event to choose from so there is sure to be one you’ll like. I’m only disappointed that it wasn’t released as a FATPACK too because I likely would have given my money for it; I’m so very tempted to return and get at least one more color.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza (2 versions) and Signature (2 versions) male bodies.

JEANS::K:: Slim Fit Jeans – Used

SHOES⊱ [MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS @ Man CaveNEW
These oxfords are very versatile in the fact that they look good with both jeans as you can see for yourself up above; they also work well with slacks/dress pants. The HUD comes with 26 color options to change 5 different parts of the shoe with (that’s a lot of options and combinations you can come up with) as well as 4 different metals for the eyelets. This is definitely worth the price, an exceptional value.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

Go&See * Dude * Bento Pose Pack (3) @ M.O.MNEW
As I mentioned up above, Go&See has branched out into poses; there are 5 different poses in the pack that require bento enabled hands for the pose to look the way it was intended to. To you guys out there who are into photography and blogging as I am you definitely should check these out if you have not yet because these poses should not be slept on!

[#419] Carry Your Torches

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

Torches” – X AmbassadorsListen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Onto the next conversation…

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

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

FACE⊱ AG. Connor Skin @ M.O.MNEW

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

BODYBelleza – Jake

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

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

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

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

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

Photo taken @ Stars Hollow


o0o Studio: Ghost Light

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