[#592] Drifting

Don’t tell me you can’t love yourself
You can love yourself, like you never felt
Can tell you I was scared to try
Don’t be scared to try, if you look inside
You could be anything
I could be anything

Adelitas Way, ♫Drifting

Today was the first time I’ve visited the Ironwood Hills sim a long time and on and off there were talks of it closing so I wanted to at least take one more shot there that was recent if it indeed decides to shut down for good. The latter would be a shame because it’s a fantastically put together post-apocalyptic landmark that I took a lot of photos in the earlier part of my blogging career when it was fresh and new.

It was one of the first I considered to visit first when the idea for this photo came into my brain. The idea circled around of me dressed up predominantly in black looking pretty rough like the world had taken its toll and that I’ve spent most of my time drinking whiskey (or whatever I could get my hands on). I arrived and started scouting when I found a run down decayed building with a fire escape that lead up to a fire barrel and a decrepit mattress (which didn’t make the cut in the photo I completed).

This was where I needed to work my magic.

I have to say that the look I put together for this blog is one of my favorites. This is the type of style that suits me well (in my mind) and likely would wear every day if it wouldn’t weird me out by not changing clothes (and I do often because of being a blogger). Black is not really a color as far as most are concerned but it is one of my favorites as far as clothing goes, however, wearing black in every look would not be productive for me or for anyone who visits.

My hairstyle really fits well in the environment as it appears unkempt (not dirty or unwashed just uncombed). “Sawyer” is brought to you by Modulus at Uber and it’s great that us guys can get things at the event too and who better than a great hair brand? Of course it is a medium length messy style that works to bring about the pessimistic, heavy drinking, non shaving, down on his luck kind of guy that I envisioned.

The more I think about it as I listen to “Drifting” it was the best choice and really only choice to be the soundtrack of this blog post. The picture and the lyrics in the song to me coincide to tell a story and it can be interpreted whatever way the mind of the readers want it to. That’s the best thing about photos just like with music…it can mean different things to different people and not all are the same.

Modulus – Sawyer Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color tone HUDs with integrated tinting available
  • 40 color tone FATPACK also availalble
  • Exclusive to Uber until 02/23/19

Several months ago ::K:: released the “Sephiroth Coat” at TMD and normally I grab stuff I really like when it first comes out but somehow I managed to forget about it and didn’t realize it until TMD was already over for that round. I am pretty sure that it was the December round which makes a lot of sense because it was a super busy month for me with many things dividing my attention.

I gave it a bit of time before I took a trip to the flagship store and it was there waiting for me with open arms and I didn’t hesitate; I’m a sucker for long coats (if there was something to blame for that it’s likely both a combination of Highlander and The Crow). Then I left it in my inventory for a bit because there wasn’t an idea suitable enough for me to bother opening it up…until the last few days.

Slowly I put my plan together of what hairstyle I was going to do and then also what pants and shoes (which are not visible to really talk about them but I have blogged them before) to pair them with and because I would feel bad for not mentioning them I will at least give them an honorable mention. One of my easy go to pairs of pants are Cold-Ash’s “Dean Chinos” because they go with just about everything and fit superbly. I’ve worn them quite often even in photos that you might not recognize that I’m wearing them because I’m really a fan of them.

My shoes are from A&D and are called “Firenze”, they are similar in style to an oxford shoe but not completely. I consider these a go to as well when I’m wearing pants that are not fit for boots or ankle boots as well as when sneakers will not compliment the rest of the outfit. They are certainly worth giving a look and have been around a bit as well as have had an update to them at one point.

The most important part though is not just the location that helped tell the story but the pose itself. Reve Obscura makes some of the best and easily affordable poses on the grid plus the creator behind the store is a cool dude as well (I’ve spoken to him a time or so via Facebook). This pose and prop set contains everything you need to be the best lush you can possibly be from the bottle of liquor down to the half full glass in hand. I promise you that if you’re looking for poses you won’t be able to leave Reve Obscura without buying something because it’s inspired you.

On that note I really should wrap things up before it gets to be too late. I have a few other ideas I want to entertain before I call it an evening (which includes some outfit prep for future blogs). I definitely encourage you to take the taxi’s to the stores and events left in the style credits because as a journalist of sorts it’s my job to help bring readers to things that are new or maybe new to them.

The pleasure’s been all mine and hope that you’ll be back again for the next one which I’d expect will be done in the next day or so. Until then be safe, be well, and be your best self because it’s all we can really do to help make the world function a tad better.

Best regards,

Brennan


POSE & PROPS: Reve Obscura – Whiskey

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Sawyer Hair @ UberNEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

JACKET: ::K:: – Sephiroth Coat (Black)

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[#584] Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now

But mama’s got a girlfriend now boy
Mama’s got a girlfriend now
Mama’s got a girlfriend
Mama’s got a true friend
Mama’s got a girlfriend now

Ben Harper, ♫Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now

When I take photographs, I like to try and do a little bit of everything. More often not it often it is a serious shot and the rest are a random mix of romantic and now and then I take a few that are comical and not meant to be serious at all. This entry is one of those moments because I didn’t want to make the content of the photo sad because it could be depicted that way.

CH Poses have two different pose sets that feature three people in them and the one I am using is called “Pizza Is Life”. The situation my character is in is that the woman in his life decided she prefers the attention of her own gender which leaves him with only pizza to console him. This reminded me of the old Ben Harper song, “Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now”. The situation in the song is perhaps a little different as it is told from the viewpoint of a child whose Father is not very good at being a husband so the Mother in question turns to the comfort of another woman who makes her happy.

I cracked up after I put the scene together thanks to the help of Brenna and Brooke who modeled for me while I did all the work taking the photo (and eating a slice of pizza). It was Brenna’s quick thinking to find the Pizza Parlor for us to do the scene in and for the price I could not beat it at all. Probably one of the least expensive props I’ve used during my time as a blogger.

Keep in mind that with this triple pose that there may be some adjustments made as I had to work with the height and closeness between the two girls but it isn’t bad at all but I may as well say something because lots of different avi’s on the grid are of different shapes (and heights). The pose also comes with the mesh slice of pizza which is super awesome.

CH Poses – Pizza Is Life Pose and Prop

  • Bento enabled 3 person pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Adjustable to suit different sized avi’s
  • Mesh Pizza slice included
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Considering my attire is a collection of items I have blogged in the past, I will tell you all about the latest event to hit the grid. From the people that brought us Collabor88 comes Soiree, which is listed as the “after party” to C88. The prices vary unlike the latter which usually has 88 somewhere in the price and are more on the edgier side compared to it’s sister event.

Brenna is wearing the new dual release shirt and shorts by Emery named “Dante” and “Magnus” which are a long sleeved cropped shirt and booty shorts respectively. Her hair is also from the event and is Exile’s latest style called “Hana”. I got made fun of a little for saying that she should be a blogger in my last entry so I won’t go that route again but I will compliment her on her style because I’m always impressed with what she wears (her style is eclectic).

Brooke’s items from Soiree include her hair from Monso that is called “My Hair Terri”. Her dress is from C’iest la Vie, the “Sinea Dress”; as a fan of stars I really like the star print that is on the lower part of the dress. The combination pink upper and lower blue with yellow stars would have probably done well also in the dance blog I did last (because of it being what I’d say is retro).

Once again I’m wearing more Cold-Ash because I really love the “CARSON Hoodie” which I picked a lime green color that is very out of the ordinary for me but I wanted something different. For my hat and hair style I’m giving another look at Modulus’ “Sam Hat & Hair” to go along with the hoodie. The jeans I am wearing come from Kitt Ragy’s ::K:: store and are the “Slim Fit Jeans” in indigo that I have used before somewhere in blogs past. To me the scene called for a chill outfit and and that did the trick as far as I am concerned.

On that note (which is now my favorite way to begin ending a blog) I am going to provide you with all of the visual things you can see in our styles and of course if I might have missed out on something that you need to know about because you can’t live without it, simply drop me a line by finding my contact information in my bio and I’ll be glad to assist you with anything in this post or any of the previous ones the best I can.

I hope that you’ve been entertained by this post as much as I was taking the picture. We all need a laugh as much as possible because when we don’t it builds up and the results aren’t as fun as humor can be. There’s a massive cold front coming and for those of you that I know who are going to be experiencing it, I urge you to stay indoors if you can and if there isn’t a way around it to bundle up. Getting sick this time of year does not take a lot of effort I promise you. I hope to see you back here again soon and be well and enjoy whatever you do until next time.

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: CH Poses – Pizza Is Life @ Pose FairNEW

BUILDING: ALH Shop (MP) – Ray’s Pizza Parlor

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Sam Hat & Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

HOODIE: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – CARSON Hoodie
PANTS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Indigo)

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Exile – Hana @ SoireeNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Emery – Dante Striped T-Shirt @ SoireeNEW
SHORTS: Emery – Magnus Shorts @ SoireeNEW

BROOKE’S STYLE

HAIR: Monso – My Hair – Terri @ SoireeNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: C’est la Vie – Sinea Dress @ SoireeNEW
TIGHTS: Izzie’s – Cozy Tights

[#554] White Winter Hymnal

To keep their little heads from falling in the snow, and I turned ’round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall and turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime

Fleet Foxes, ♫White Winter Hymnal

When on a roll the best thing to do is not to question things and just keep it going and so I am posting my second straight seasonal winter photo but this time I am not alone. I brought my wife along for the ride to watch me do crazy dumb stuff and hopefully not kill myself (which includes sledding off of a hill). We visited the wonderful location of Mesmeric Cove which is a seasonal sim run by two of our good friends, Yoshi and Duckie. I was already in the winter mindset and also had some fun things from The Men Jail that I thought I would feature so let me get started on that.

Kaju will be releasing the “Magnus Sweater” this weekend as part of the event and for anyone that is a fan of bulky, warm, sweaters this is the perfect thing. It has that cozy feel to it and is definitely something that would keep the body warm on a cold day (providing you have another shirt on underneath because trusting cold weather is not a smart choice).

There are plenty of options to choose from included in the FATPACK and this is sure to brighten the day of anyone who might happen to be an ugly sweater enthusiast as there are some really fun designs that can be purchased together or separate.

Kaju Magnus Sweater FATPACK features:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD with 10 changeable sweater designs
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and TMP male bodies
  • Coming to The Men Jail event on December 8th

Playing outside is usually a past time for kids but I can’t help myself with the “Sleddin Around” prop and pose set by Urban Mind Poses. This is the same store that made the Rhapsody Poses that I blogged from last months TMJ event and really liked and this set isn’t any different. It’s a lot of fun with a great set of poses and mesh sled that allows for fun winter photos like what I did in this blog post.

I’m fairly certain that after hopping that cliff my wife thinks I’m surely done for but most of the time I tend to land the right way which will allow me to have fun and blog another day haha!

Urban Mind Poses Sleddin Around Prop and Pose features:

  • Mesh sled prop
  • Sled prop contains 6 poses that can be adjusted via script
  • Poses included individually in pack as well
  • Coming to The Men Jail event December 8th

The last part of my haul for The Men Jail as it relates to this post are the “Drama Set” eyes by GLOOM. This is my first experience with the brand and while it is sometimes difficult to blog things such as eyes I hope that the closeup I captured helps you see that these eyes are pretty cool. One of the toughest things about eyes is making the choice of what color iris to wear and since this is a winter photo I ended up going with grey, it just seemed fitting to me.

These eyes are really detailed and they have to be seen for themselves honestly as I’m not even sure that I’m capable of capturing them but I certainly tried my best and I can say that with assurance.

GLOOM Drama Set Eyes features:

  • HUD includes 13 different iris colors
  • Applier HUDs available for CATWA, Genus Project, and LeLutka heads
  • Coming to The Men Jail event December 8th

That is just a little taste of what is in store for those who come to visit The Men Jail event which starts tomorrow. There are plenty more goodies from it that I’m excited to show over the course of the event in upcoming blog posts. I hope it motivates readers to take a look at what is available because I truly think there’s something for everyone at this event.

I’ve spent a bit too much time now with the this entry and the last outside so once again I’m going to get a warm beverage and spend time by the fire with my favorite person and start planning on what to do next as I search for the next conversation. Hope everyone has a great start to their weekend!


LOCATION: Mesmeric Cove

POSE & PROP: Urban Mind Poses – Sleddin Around @ The Men JailNEW
POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Polished ✦ Previously Blogged

What I’m Wearing

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Gloom – Drama Set @ The Men JailNEW
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

SWEATER: Kaju – Magnus Sweater @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Bleach)

What She’s Wearing

HAIR: TRUTH – Teila (Dec VIP Gift) ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

JACKET: Neve – Mine Houndstooth @ The Liason CollaborativeNEW
LEGGINGS: Blueberry – Julia Leggings ✦ NEW
BOOTS: Blueberry – Frank Boots (Ankle)

[#553] Snow (Hey Oh)

Went to descend to amend for a friend all the channels that have broken down.
Now you bring it up, I’m gonna ring it up – just to hear you sing it out.
Step from the road to the sea to the sky, and I do believe what we rely on,
When I lay it on, come get to play it on
All my life to sacrifice

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, ♫Snow (Hey Oh)

Now with it being December I felt like maybe now is a good time that I do some wintery photos and this is the start of that. After scouting several locations I stumbled upon SNOW FALLS at the Hrodas Fen sim. I’m not super huge on snow or winter because of the reality that I deal with on a consistent basis and lends to a lack of wanting to take these kinds of photos.

I feel like it is too early for me to start doing any kind of Christmas stuff yet as I would limit myself to the kind of songs I would use to base a blog on. This blog I decided to go with something super simple to correspond with the elements of the scene and “Snow (Hey Oh)” by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers works great for me as the sim is covered in the white powder.

Knowing the band though it’s probably a metaphor for something but I’m just going to stick with my interpretation.

Focusing singularly on one product I went with the “Tokyo Jacket” by Native Urban which is a hooded sweatshirt paired up with a jacket. This is a kind of style I would definitely use out in the real world because a lot of the time I live in these kind of sweatshirts and wear a jacket on top of them. The All Colors pack which is what I’m blogging has so many crazy customizations that I could go a long time without wearing the same style twice.

The way I styled the jacket was to give the appearance that I took the arms off of the jacket and wore it with the hooded sweatshirt to give the appearance that it was a vest; I like how it turned out and feel like it was a good move to show that with the HUD on the All Colors pack you can make these kind of things happen. It was a release at November’s TMD but I missed the cut on it but fear not it can be found at the Native Urban store as a recent release.

Native Urban Tokyo Jacket All Colors features:

  • Original mesh
  • 10 custom faces with 21 different colors in HUD
  • Logos can be turned on and off
  • Hood Add-On allows for both up and down versions
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Maitreya version also included for the ladies
  • Available now @ the Native Urban in-world location and marketplace

I paired the jacket with the Slim Fit Jeans in Indigo by the ::K:: brand along with the latest group gift pose set by Chat Noir. I was excited when I learned about the new gift as I really enjoy working with Chat Noir’s poses they tend to bring out about some good photos for me and I’m honestly proud of what I’ve accomplished with this one for being a winter picture (I don’t feel like I excel at them truthfully).

Lastly the beard I am wearing is a random find through Flickr of a brand called “f u o e y”. The style of the beard is just what I like and even though it is a new brand I thought I would give it a try and see if I can shine a little bit of a light on them so other guys who may like the same kind of things I do would be interested as well. It is for CATWA and Omega and comes with two versions with black or tintable options.

Hopefully this brand will produce other great beards and the store takes off which I hope I have success and a lengthy stay on the grid. Nothing is guaranteed of course but it’s always something to hope for to see someone do well.

This was more fun than maybe I anticipated but I will say that it is time for me to take my virtually frozen rear inside for some hot cocoa and start to pull together ideas for my next entry which will likely feature items from The Men Jail which opens for the December round this weekend. I wish the best for anyone who has found this site or for those who frequently come here. I truly do this for more than just myself because I hope to connect people to new brands as well as those who appreciate art.

Until I am back again with something new it’s onto the next conversation!


LOCATION: SNOW FALLS

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1003 ✦ Group Gift

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
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: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Tokyo Jacket
JEANS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Indigo) ✦ Previously Blogged

[#547] Personal Responsibility

Ready to make
Ready to make, read’
Ready to make sense of anyone, anything
Anyone, anything

Archive, ♫Bullets

While I am currently behind on the current season of The Walking Dead I kind of wanted do a post apocalyptic type photo. I scoured the different resources I had for sims and came across one I had yet to visit and after wandering around for a few moments I knew what I was going to do. This came a bit easier then I intended because I’ve been standing around trying to piece things together.

I decided to try out one of the new windlights by Battlescars which are free for just visiting the 6° Republic event and with a little tweaking and fine tuning I was able to get the right atmosphere I was looking for. I’m a big fan of Jay’s work and have used his other windlights over time and look even more forward to the stars release that will be coming out soon. The gift ones are well worth even just stopping at the event as there isn’t any pressure to buy anything though I found an item or two during my visit.

TMD has been a particularly good round this month and I’m glad to see that Hermony and TonkTastic have collaborated on some new graphic tees which I have the collection from last year that are awesome. This set is equally as great which makes it tough to choose one to feature (as there are 48 different designs in all) but I found one that best fit the setting.

When these two work together only good can come of it and being that I love graphic shirts like this in the real world, it makes me glad that I can have something just as cool in the virtual one that maybe has never been thought of before by any other clothing maker. Mad props to Hermanni and Tonk for creating such a wide variety for the consumer.

Hermony & TonkTastic Jersey Tee features:

  • Original Mesh
  • 48 designs to choose from (for sale individual sale)
  • 4 packs of 12 also for sale
  • Demo available
  • Exclusively @ The Men’s Department until Nov. 30th

The rest of my look consists of things I’ve filled in with items I’ve already blogged or that have been sitting waiting for me to use at the right time. Having a blog post where everything is new can be nice but it just winds up being a lot to cover and that means more writing (and I don’t mind it but I don’t want to suffocate a first time reader or one that is returning).

At the beginning of the blog I mentioned “The Walking Dead” and after I took the photo I couldn’t help but notice that my virtual self looks a bit like Rick Grimes. Others may or may not see it but it seems like later on in the series where he’s been out there in the world of the non living and has grown a beard and his hair had gotten longer. It wasn’t something that I did on purpose but I find it humorous that I noticed it well after I finished and it’s not a proper tribute but it works just the same.

Another post is now finished so I can begin getting ready for what’s next and this month there is just about as much to do as there was last month without all the craziness of it. Deadlines are still deadlines and I intend to crush them as I usually do, so all that is left is provide the credits and I’ll be back again with another conversation.


LOCATION: The Yards

HAIR: tram – H0726
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Faded Stache and Beard ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: TonkTastic / Hermony – Jersey @ TMDNEW
JEANS: :K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Medium) ✦ Previously Blogged

GUN: Gabriel – Machine Gun ✦ No Longer Available

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Static Male Poses 36

[#505] Alone In A Room

A couple years back and forth with myself in a cage
Banging my head against the wall, tryna put words on a page
All I needed was the last thing I wanted
To be alone in a room, alone in a room

Asking Alexandria, ♫Alone In A Room

Sometimes as a blogger when I see something that inspires me and gives me a push to try and put my own spin on it whatever way that I can, it can be the motivation that puts you on track. I chose to do that with this current post to honor an idea by my friend, Lucky Spiritor. He has chosen to do what many do and moved on from blogging and the virtual world and it was nice being able to work with him during his re-emergence and it is one thing he definitely has pushed me to find ways to break my own creative limits.

We have a similar taste in music most times and when he chose to do a song by Asking Alexandria, who I also listen to quite a bit and have used their work as inspiration, I thought maybe down the road I would try my hand at that particular song as a soundtrack for a post. While I honestly don’t think mine holds much of a candle to his which you can take a look at HERE, I know that I gave it my hardest.

A lot of times I know that I kind of go into myself and lock myself away from others because I feel that only I can make a situation that is taxing on me better which is not always the best way to go. That is why I resonate with the part of the song about being locked up in a cage and that’s the visual that I chose to work from and have pulled quite a bit of things together to make it work.

The easiest part for me is usually my look and outfit and a lot of that doesn’t change from one post to another save for small details such as hair or facial hair. There are just so many styles out there that it tends to be difficult for me to stick to just one (as well as when one of the brands you blog for specializes in that category).

Modulus is participating once again at the equal10 event and their offering for the month of July is a straight side-swept hair called “Jared”. I thought that this worked great for the edgier look that I was going for with the “Spring Bomber” from Gabriel. I’m of course once again wearing one of the black tones from the Monochromes pack which also fits the overall aesthetic of my appearance. I could have probably even worn guyliner with this look but I felt like that would be a bit too much and would take away more than it was adding. This hair was easy to adjust to my super big dome which is one of the things I like about hairs from Modulus as I don’t spend extra setup time trying to fuss with it (as I don’t have to).

Modulus Jared Hair features:

  • Unisex (as recently noted by Modulus)
  • Resizable through script directly inside hair
  • 40 colors overall (8 per HUD and 5 HUDs total)
  • FATPACK option available
  • HUD also contains color picker for added cutomization
  • Available @ equal10 until August 5th!

Lately I’ve found myself not really trying out new skins or getting demo’s for them because I’m very happy with the face I’ve been wearing lately but I was intrigued by the [Vendetta] “Nathan” skin from The Men Jail. It also challenged me to switch from my Daniel head to Victor which is what the skin suggested for best use (and after comparing between the two I have to agree). One of the other surprising things is that the skin only comes in “tan” tones which is normally not my particular blend of tea but it is a nice skin so I was very happy to blog it and put it out there for the world to see in conjunction with the Purfect “Beard and Mustache 005”.

[Vendetta] Nathan Skin features:

  • 3 skin tones available (04, 05, 06)
  • CATWA, LeLutka and Omega appliers (all sold separately)
  • Body skins also sold seperately
  • Brow or Browless version in applier

Earlier I mentioned cages and of course that became a huge centerpiece of my scene which one was easy to find as a part of the goodies from The Men Jail. *BENT* has for sale a very sizeable prison cell that I feel from getting acquainted with it is patterned after something used in the Suicide Squad movie at the beginning and towards the end of the film. It’s construction is nice but the only thing (and it’s not a complaint at all) is that I feel it could have been made to be resized. I wouldn’t call it a deal-breaker or dissuade anyone from getting this because it’s very cool and really helped me with my scene.

*BENT* #cage Prop features:

  • 100% Mesh construction
  • 5 different bento animations
  • Available @ The Men Jail until July 28th

As I begin to wrap this up I will give a few final thoughts about the overall production of this blog post. I really feel even though it has a bit of a darker tone to it there is also a sense of hope that comes with it because each and every one of us may have that feeling of being in a cage at sometime in our lifetimes but unless you are truly in a cell because of something horrific that’s been done, escape is possible and you don’t always have to rely on yourself. There are people you may have in your life that would give anything they could for you, and there’s even the potential for someone you’ve never met to help raise you from that feeling of being locked up.

Freedom is possible and that is something I’ll leave you with until our paths cross again.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Jared Hair ✦ NEW @ equal10 (07/10 – 08/05)
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta – Nathan (Tone 04) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BEARD: Purfect – Beard & Mustache 005 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Gabriel – Spring Bomber
JEANS: ::K:: – Loose Straight Jeans Homme – Black

CAGE: Bent – #cage ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
SKYBOX: Epia – Warehouse II

[#485] I Hope You’re Somewhere Praying

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

Kesha, ♫Praying

Recently I was given a name and a taxi to a location by a friend who had used it in one of their photos because I wanted to see what I could do with it myself. That’s one of the great things about photographers, they can come up with their own vision using something that might have already been photographed but done in a different way.

2elwe is an interesting location and very good for mood; it’s what I would consider to be post-apocalyptic based on the fact that it is desolate and rainy. When I roamed around and found my exact spot. The direction I thought I could take this was maybe a bit of a prequel/sequel to my blog entry “After The Storm” with the rain being so far away. A way to look at it is the story could go from being in the middle of the storm and traveling to finally get out of it.

The last time I posted I shared that I have become a partner with the Native Urban brand, which I am happy to be a part of their blogging family. There are so many great and different styles of clothing and accessories to choose from and the quality is excellent. I remember the first time that I encountered products from them was at the SWANK event. I stopped right away when I came to their booth and knew that I had never seen them before but I liked what I saw and instantly made a purchase.

For my first blog post to feature them as a blogger for their brand, I am wearing the limited edition version of the Anjuna Sweater from the Limit8 event. I really love the style of this product and I’m going to refer to it as a hoodie because that’s what it is to me. I’m wearing the Belleza Jake version which comes in two different “sizes”. There is a version with a more open hood for people who want to wear hair with it and a closer version like I have on for those who choose not to. One of the things I like best is the varying lengths of the sleeves as most items you see are always the same length which makes this a bit more unique in design. For non Belleza body owners this also comes with sizes for Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.

Only 100 copies of this are being sold and it is still available but you need to act fast because once they are gone, they are gone forever. The Limit8 event runs until the 13th of May but you may not want to wait until the last minute because this great item will be gone.

Given the location I was photographing at and the main item of my look was the Anjuna Sweater, I figured that I would go with a bit of an urban look mixed with a bit of nerd (I’m all about fusion…well maybe). Jeans are always something I’m looking at when I am out shopping and there are always a lot of different options and styles of denim that make it hard to decline.

During the April round of The Men’s Department I grabbed the FATPACK of the “Loose Straight” jeans by ::K:: (by Kitt Ragu). I love the look of these and having the option of wearing (or not wearing) a belt is a cool option. A lot of the times with jeans you don’t get a choice of being able to add or subtract the belt and it is harder to pair it with things for fear of clipping into one another (which is a pain as I’m sure anyone who has ever been a blogger/photographer can attest to). The FATPACK includes 6 different denim colors that fit Belleza, Signature (Geralt & Gianni versions) and also SLink Physique mesh bodies.

You can pick these up at the mainstore and if you are a jeans collector like myself, you’ll want to go take a look at these.

As I wrap this up I have some really good ideas (or what I think to be at least) for some photos in the next little while so stay tuned for cool fashion, hair, and poses from my favorite brands such Cold-Ash, Native Urban, Modulus and Image Essentials. Also throw some things in from events like Kustom9, Men Only Monthly, and The Men’s Dept (which opens Saturday the 5th!).

Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ 2elwe


HAIRBASE: Labyrinth – ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 4 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Amara Beauty – Gem Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: BALACLAVA! – Kip Glasses (Black)
HOODIE: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Anjuna Sweater L8 Special ✦ NEW @ Limit8 (Apr 08May 13)
JEANS: K – Loose Straight Jeans – Medium
SHOES: {COLD-ASH} – VALKYRIE SNEAKERS FATPACK

POSE: WRONG & The Owl – Male