[#571] One Call Away

You and me can make it anywhere
But for now, we can stay here for a while
‘Cause you know, I just wanna see you smile

Charlie Puth, ♫One Call Away

Wow, what can I say? Lately I have been on one of the best rolls when it comes to blogging then I have in a long time and I’m not sure what exactly it is; I can’t put my finger on it but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth and all of those cliche sayings I could attribute to the reason why things have just clicked for me. Truthfully I am wondering if it is just the start of a new year and getting a fresh start or if there’s some cosmic reasoning for the creativity burst I have had…it could also be my excitement over returning to Pose Fair for at least the first two rounds this year. To me I think it’s more often the poses that help drive my ideas than it is the clothing but it seems that there is not such a thing as a virtual pose blog…well at least not yet anyway.

Also it could also be that I’ve truly hit upon some inspirational themes which most have been happy but if there’s someone that can tell me they are 100% all day every day and have never had a down moment then I want to know what they are doing because I certainly want to get on that train. For me I think that if I wasn’t allowed to feel any other emotions then I wouldn’t be half the person I am or will become. This site is more then just about virtual things, it’s about what it is to be human and all the thing that I may go through or what someone close to me might be experiencing.

One of the reasons why I chose the pose I did for this entry is because of the phone prop that came with it because it automatically helped me remember that one of the songs I wanted to use as a soundtrack was Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away”. It’s a testament to being an emotional superhero that doesn’t need a cape and being there for someone close (mostly likely a spouse or significant other). I think that if one of the people I loved needed to talk no matter when it was in the day that I am going to be there to support them no matter what.

I used to often wonder if I was the kind of person that did things for people for what it could get me in return all because of one terrible person I had in my life. They made me feel that way and I spent a long time worrying about what people thought but as I write this I’ve clearly realized that I know without a doubt that I do the things I do out of love.

Like a broken record I am probably going to talk about how much there is at Pose Fair until the end of the month when the January round ends but when what I say is based in truth it is worth repeating if it means that I can inspire someone to visit the event to find something to create a moment of their own that others will then see and the cycle continues.

MERCH is a pose store whose name I’ve heard floating around for a while and not only by fellow bloggers but also by their pose creating peers as a quality place to get poses from and that says a lot if someone in the same profession has nice things to say about another person’s work then it is worth looking into. Their pose set “Von” is what I am using for the photo and as I said above I chose it because of the phone prop that came with it.

Not all of the poses use the phone but most do which I thought would also be good information to pass along to the public along with also adding the pose key as well to see what the other poses in the set look like. I think that would be something I’d want to see on a blog if I were looking at one and wanting all the information I could get about a product.

M E R C H – Von Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses with one pose variation (6 total poses)
  • Mobile phone prop included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

NEW RELEASE

Fire escapes in winter can be pretty chilly so it made lots of sense for me to put on the “Camron Over Coat” by HEVO which is a recent release from the November/December round of Men Only Monthly that I remember picking up right before it closed for that round. I struggled with trying to pick between coat colors so in the end the price was well worth going all-in and purchasing the FATPACK.

Usually I tend to wear black coats because it’s somewhat of a personal trademark for me which is why I stepped out of one of my norms by wearing the brown version of the coat and still managed to get my monotone colors with how I colored the sweatshirt and shirt underneath that. What can I say? I told you it was cold so I bundled up so my pixels didn’t freeze!

HEVO – Camron Over Coat:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 8 colors to change 3 parts (Base, Sweater and Shirt)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Now available at the HEVO in-world store

On that note I think it is best to end this post at a good spot by leaving the entire credits and be sure to remember if there is something that isn’t listed check the above page with the list of the items that I wear currently. That is the go to reference for anything you did not see listed in credits and until I’m wearing something different that is where my permanent items reside.

Plenty more things to do and my ideas are through the roof right now so time to go cook up something new but until then keep those conversations going!

B

POSE: M E R C H – Von Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough

JACKET: HEVO – Camron Over Coat
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Dean Chinos

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[#556] O’ Christmas Tree

O’ christmas tree
O’ christmas tree
How lovely are your branches

Billy Idol, ♫O Christmas Tree

Ideas tend to lead us places that we may not intend to go and that’s where I am finding myself with this blog entry. I was hoping to stray away from the winter scenery for a little longer but it just so happened that the “Lance Pose Set w/Props” from Animosity just came out at the Access event. I couldn’t help it but roam the wonderland known as Mesmeric Cove once again and depict myself getting a Christmas Tree instead of putting up one of those fake ones (gonna regret the needles though I bet).

I like that this pose set comes with the mesh tree and saw props which along with the bento poses make this a really nice set even if I’m not the biggest champion of holiday stuff this surely put a smile upon my face and helped me take a creative photo as well as a closeup.

Animosity Lance Pose Set w/Props features:

  • Bento enable poses (Bento capable viewer needed to use properly)
  • Mesh Tree and Saw props included for each applicable pose
  • 5 poses included (3 with alternate versions)
  • Exclusively @ Access until January 7th

Staying with the Access event, the really neat hat and hair I have on is from Modulus and is the “Lewis Hat & Hair”. I am very much a hat wearing person a lot of the time in the real world and have been for most of my teen years and adult life and the one thing about this product is that I tend to wear my caps backwards which is how this is styled. One thing I can tell you is that when I was growing up it was almost sort of frowned upon to wear it that way as it was inferred that you were a gang member but gladly that type of thinking went away because it’s hard for me to wear it the normal way now.

Modulus has quality products and I’ve said this many times but the truth is that the brand just keeps getting better and I think that the mesh cap for this hair is even better then the last cap that was created which truly shows that care is put into making these and just like with anyone in a chosen profession when you keep striving for excellence there’s nothing stopping you.

Modulus Lewis Hat & Hair features:

  • 100% Nex-Gen Alpha Mesh Hair and Hat
  • Hat texture HUD is included
  • 5 color packs + integrated color tinting
  • 40 color FATPACK option also available
  • Exclusively @ Access until January 7th

My wardrobe consists of the “Route 66” jacket/sweatshirt/flannel combination (aka the Canadian Tuxedo as I’ve been told) along with the “Distressed Jeans B” from HEVO. I figured these were a great look for someone cutting down a tree in a Paul Bunyon modern day scenario. Of course I don’t have a blue ox named Babe or any of that cool stuff but I think my overall look is good and hope others agree that it fits.

Now that I’ve done another outdoors pic, if I end up doing another one soon it probably won’t be as bad as I’ve made it out to be. Once ideas start to filter through I figure why let them go to waste and if I’m feeling creative then it will make for hopefully something magical. There are a lot of winter sims out there that I’ve likely not even found yet that have photographic spots that are a sight to behold and that I will want to capture.

Perhaps though it is time for me to put this entry to rest and consider what to do with the next one as this month is likely going to pick up very, very, soon with the events that I am part of and something new that’s on the horizon. I feel like 2018 has been the start of something fantastic for this website and blog and for my creativity and skills. It’s truly a great thing to be able to do this at the level I can do it at and for those that follow either out in the open or off in the distance a ways it is that appreciation that keeps me passionate.


LOCATION: Mesmeric Cove

POSE: Animosity – Lance Pose Pack w/Props @ Access EventNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Lewis Hat & Hair @ Access EventNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder #19 ✦ NEW / UPDATED
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Aitui – Route 66 – Fatpack
JEANS: HEVO – Distressed Jeans B [Blue]

[#501] Way Down In Kokomo

Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go to get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Beach Boys, ♫Kocomo♫

While it might be nice to take a tropical vacation somewhere in reality, the best thing I can do is achieve that in the virtual world without spending nearly as much money and not have to worry about getting on a plane since that would probably be a fun task (much akin to Mr. T’s character in the A-Team). There’s a lot to cover in the next couple weeks so by the time I am finished I just may find my way back to the beach for a little bit of deserved R&R.

Pose Fair is back for it’s July round and let me tell you that when I start seeing poses come in I get pretty excited to see what kind of things I can do with the creations that the talented pose makers and their brands have created for the event. I’m starting out with a gacha pose set from Ardent Poses and one of the things that I do different is that I blog common items because sure RARES are the thing that everyone wants but in my mind is they are harder to get most times and by featuring one that might be easier to obtain it might give someone an idea for a photo of their own.

Here is the key for all the poses/props included in the Ardent Poses – Summer Photobooth Gacha

ArdentPoses - Summer Photobooth Gacha

Modulus has released a hat/hair combination that I felt was perfect for this scene because it really goes well with the rest of what I picked for my “vacation” outfit. “Ben” is what I would consider a pork-pie hat that has a row of locks peaking out from under it and for this entry I used the Monochromes version which deviates from my usage of the browns but back when I started blogging my hair was always black so this is a bit of a call back to those times. This item is available right now at the equal10 event until the 5th of July so time is coming fast for you to be able to grab this before the event ends and it is moved to the mainstore location.

Pose Fair runs until the end of the month so you have until the 31st of July to find all the things you might need for your blogging or photography needs.

Modulus – Ben Hair features:

  • 40 hair colors to choose from (via 5 color HUDs)
  • 5 different hat textures (included in texture HUD)
  • Resizable
  • Integrated tinting in HUD for added customization
  • Available @ Equal10 until July 5th

Recently I learned that the Signature Event was back after a long break and it’s been a while since I really bothered with buying clothes for the body but considering when you look at the money involved in purchasing something such as a body I definitely want to make the most of it so it doesn’t feel like I’ve wasted funds on something that I rarely use.

With that said I went to the event hoping to find something to go along with the Chuck Size “Benjamin” shorts that I’ve featured in other posts. My thoughts were leaning towards a Hawaiian type shirt and wouldn’t you know that the moment I walked in there staring me in the face was a dual shirt combo (the outer shirt was a tropical type design and the inner was a tanktop). Shopping trips like this are the best when you can find something right away and get back home to put it on and get to work. At this point my outfit was complete as I intended to do an above the knee shot which wouldn’t require footwear and also I would be on a beach (no shoes, no problem!)

HEVO – Revere Floral (TEAL) features:

  • Includes HUD to change inside shirt (11 colors)
  • Sizes for both Signature Geralt and Gianni bodies
  • Available @ The Signature Event until July 20th

With so many new products and events coming there will be plenty for me to do this month so check back to see what else is new on the grid; The Men Jail is also fast approaching so there will be some fun stuff from that event as well as The Men’s Department which is always a fave of mine. Until our paths cross once again take a peak at the credits and also take a trip to Splash Beach where I shot this photo and have a beach day of your own!

Onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Splash Beach


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Ben Hair ✦ NEW @ equal10 (06/1007/05)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Hevo – Revere Floral – Teal ✦ NEW @ Signature Event (07/0107/20)
SHORTS: Chuck Size – Benjamin Shorts ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Ardent Poses – Summer Photobooth Gacha – Coconut Drinks (Male) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/0107/31)

[#494] Street Fighting Man

Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I’ll shout and scream, I’ll kill the king, I’ll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band
Cause in sleepy London town
There’s no place for a street fighting man
No

Street Fighting Man, ♫The Rolling Stones

We’re almost at the end of the week but I’m actually able to post a true “Throwback Thursday” type blog. Using the rousing tunes of The Rolling Stones, I bring products from two new events to life. That’s how I’m going to start out this entry is by giving you some new news concerning the blog which I feel is really good for me personally as I continue to grow and see things prosper.

I’ve been accepted as an official blogger for The Men Jail event which begins its new round tomorrow, June 08th. The event has so many different products from clothing, to furniture, as well as tattoos. There’s so many different things for just about everyone so I’m proud to be affiliated with it and that they think I do a good enough job that they want me to represent them as well; I hope that it will be just like my other partnerships that are very nicely matched.

There are several items I have in this post from the event but the one I’m focusing really one the most in my main story shot is the pose which is from a set by Kokoro Poses called “Henrique”. It has 5 different static bento poses that will easily be able to fit your own blogging and photography needs whichever one you might possibly partake in (or could be none as well).

The item that makes me correlate with the soundtrack of this post is the “MICKEY” skinaddon from [FLAWS] that makes me more of a “Street Fighting Man” this applier which comes available for CATWA and OMEGA allows you to place a fresh or head gash on your nose. Of course what ruffian wouldn’t come to the party without a busted up face of some sort…that’s what being a tough guy is all about!

It’s been a while since I’ve worn any tattoos in photos but this time I felt that if I was going for a tough guy look that I needed some ink and it just so happens that Facade is releasing a new tattoo at TMJ called “Salvation” it has both fresh and faded version with a HUD that will apply to all major mesh bodies as well as OMEGA so that no matter what you are covered to wear this tattoo on your person. I think that it has an element of a prison tattoo but isn’t as rough as some of them tend to look which probably says that it is a post prison tattoo? I’m rambling a little bit too much on this so I am going to move on to the next bit.

Last for my goodies from The Men Jail is the “Erick” facial hair from Clever Language and I would have loved to see how it would have looked with the nose cut but my CATWA head just was not being friendly with me and kept pulling one or the other off when I tried to apply despite trying to use different layers for them both which gave me a solid reason to break out my LeLutka head because both applied without any problems whatsoever. If you aren’t planning on wearing these two products together or can figure out a fix by all means let me know because I’d appreciate it. This facial hair applier comes with both a CATWA and OMEGA friendly applier with a black hair version as well as tintable for those of you who have varying colors of hair.

The Men Jail runs until the 28th of June so find some time during your next shopping trip to take a look through what is all there is to offer fellas.

At the beginning of the post I mentioned that not only was I featuring The Men Jail products but also The Vintage Fair which also starts tomorrow (June 08th) and I was able to get a sneak preview of the event and while not every designer was set up at the time, I did manage to bring home a new hat/hair combo that I thought really started my thought process going of putting a look of a tough guy together.

Lock&Tuft will have for sale the “Cutler” hair which has a flatcap as part of the product. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a cap like this and it’s cool that it’s been paired with longer hair in the back. It reminds me a little bit of former lead vocalist from the rock group AC/DC who was known for having at hat like that as well as hair in that kind of style. I purchased the FATPACK which gives all of the colors as well as a HUD that allows you to change the color of the cap.

Now that I’ve covered the majority of what I feel were my key thought points it is time for me to put this blog post to bed allow you to get prepared to start the weekend and planned shopping trips. Check back in soon for more bloggage and cool new and recent releases from brands that I believe in highly. Also one quick thing is this is the second straight post that I’ve visited the sim, Rieri Town in Tokyo which is a really excellent place to explore and for fellow photographers/bloggers you’ll enjoy exploring and finding your own spot to snap a photo.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Rieri Town in Tokyo


HAIR: lock&tuft – Cutler – FatPack ✦ NEW @ The Vintage Fair (06/0806/24)
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v3.1
FACE: Stray Dog – Mikel (Tone 2)
BEARD: Clever Language – Erick Facial Hair ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
NOSE CUT: [FLAWS] SkinAddons – MICKEY ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6a
TATTOO: Facade – Salvation ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

TANKTOP: DUFAUX – Jordan Tank – FATPACK
JEANS: HEVO – Patchwork Jeans DARK B.
SHOES: A&D Clothing – Barcelona – FatPack

POSE: Kokoro Poses – Henrique ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

[#459] But I’m At One With The Silence

I found peace in your violence
Can’t show me there’s no point in trying
I’m at one, and I’ve been quiet for too long

Silence♫ – Marshmello (Feat. Khalid)

It’s almost Sunday so the start of a new month as well as near the end of another weekend. I’ve been sitting pretty good and coming up with some creative things to help feature some of the great clothing and items that have been coming my way lately. The one great thing is the second half of February’s events are just halfway through and the March events are starting to begin as well.

The soundtrack for this post is a bit more mellow (not mello pun intended) but it’s a song that recently hit my radar that also features the outstanding young new talent, Khalid. Personally some of the words have meaning to me and I can relate to them and know of people personally that can also relate to them. That’s the best part about what I do as a blogger is I try my best to line things up with songs and hope I am able to translate it well from my photos.


Image Essentials is set to release a new pose pack that will make it’s debut at the latest Designers Circle round that begins on March 5th. This set of poses is called 7 Deadly Sins and you guessed it, they are based off the cardinal vices in the teaching of the religion of Christianity. Many different mediums have portrayed these vices but none better then the 1995 film, Se7en with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. There is a pose named after each sin (Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Pride, Sloth and Wrath) and include mirror poses so you are able to capture your best side.

ExalteD has a really awesome urban shirt with a bandana around the neck available at D23 event (ending soon). There are several colors of bandana you can choose from and get two different color shirts (black and white) in both solid and with the words “Punks Not Dead” written on the front and comes in sizes for Belleza and Signature male mesh bodies. I honestly love the detail of the shirt and the bandana, it is something I would definitely wear in the real world in the right weather conditions (hinting for spring to come sooner than later).


Above you’ll see a closer look of the ExalteD shirt on the left side of the pic and on the left side you’ll see a better look at the “Distressed Jeans B.” by HEVO which is currently available at Men Only Monthly for their February/March round. While this brand is relatively new (or at least to me it is) I am finding I like the quality of the jeans and find myself wearing jeans with rips and holes in them. The package includes sizes for Belleza and Signature (Gianni) male mesh bodies.

Even though I’ve previously blogged other versions of these shoes, I couldn’t help but pair these jeans with the FLI. Canvas sneakers (since I had not used the checkered version that made the most sense to me as I have kind of an urban skater look to me along with the hat that I’ll be getting to shortly.) When I say I really love low tops (and I’ve said it plenty) I really do mean it.


While I might not have included it in the credits below, I feel like I’m going to be getting asked about the neon sign that’s in the background of some of the pics and I’ll let you in on where to get it since it was purchased on the Marketplace. It’s bey [REC] and is called Joker Neon v1 and can be purchased HERE if you like it enough to put it in your home/office/club wherever you might fancy.

If there is anything I am big into fashion wise that isn’t low tops, it is hats (or caps in some parts of the world). Personally I have a huge collection of fitted ball caps of various different sporting teams and leagues and while it is harder to find awesome quality items like that here on the grid, I can thank the Ascend brand for making that more of a reality. The “Josh Baseball Cap” is everything I love about hats (the only thing that would have made it better is if it were fitted but then in this case you would get the tuft of hair coming out of the back of it (or if you have it flipped the front). With the option of being able to change the design on the front, it was only natural that I picked up the FATPACK as that is the only way to be able to do that (otherwise it is just one single design). There are a lot of cool different logos but I’ll give you a chance to go check it out for yourself. Plus with the included HUD you can change the front logo as well as the color of the panels on the cap, along with the hair color which you get 10 choices overall.

With another simple but effective look I’ve managed to get another blog post in the books and I often feel that I’m long winded at times so I’ll get you to the part that gets you out shopping. I look forward to bringing you more great things such as items from FaMESHed and also The Arcade which is back for another new round.

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

HAT: Ascend – Josh Baseball Cap ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event
SHIRT: ExalteD – Tshirt Bandana – Black ✦ NEW @ D23
JEANS: HEVO – Distressed Jeans B. [BLUE] ✦ NEW @ M.O.M
SHOES: FLI. – Checkered Canvas ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

Image Essentials – 7 Deadly Sins (b) ✦ NEW @ Designer Showcase (March 5th)