[#423] Here Without You

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time

Here Without You♫ – 3 Doors Down

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting photos from an in-world location called IASWAS. I figured it was time for me to go visit and see if it inspired me for a scene and the results of it are what you are about to see here. I didn’t expect to get immersed in fall/winter scenery this early but with most land locations changing their seasonal looks, it’ll be a more and more of a task for me to avoid it unless I find inspiration indoors.

When going through the settings as I was doing the photography for this blog entry I had a tough time trying to decide on a windlight that would work well with my surrounds. Rarely if ever do I use the one specified by the sim itself just out of habit, not like they are bad or anything like that. I just tend to stray away from that kind of thing. I ended up choosing a wintery one because of having the snow drifted mountains in the background.

Winter can bring about feelings that we may normally not have in warmer months. Sometimes people feel lonelier when the temperature drops and the the holidays bring about certain things in people as well. I think that’s a big part of the reason why I went with the song choice I did because I think we all miss someone this time of year, even people who are right there in front of us. Don’t ask me to explain it as I believe it is simply something bigger than myself.

Now that you seen different angles and closer looks of what I’m wearing you can take a little trip to the different stores and events I’ve gone to and put this look together. Also do not forget to take a trip to IASWAS because it is really a nicely put together place to explore and even take photographs. I’ll certainly be stopping by there again to seek out another location to create another scene. This was a fun adventure and I look forward to seeing you for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- <Rich> @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
For a second look in a row I brought this beanie back to show you one of the other looks that you could get with this product. This is the longer hair version but there is also a shorter hair than this as well as the non hair version you saw in my last entry. I really like the options FABIA made available with this release. Great for winter or for those who wear beanies all the time.

HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESAG. Lucent Eyes

FACE⊱ Modulus – Jonah Skin (Catwa) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
Hipster Men’s Event has a lot of variety as far as events go and as a part of my partnership with Modulus, I’m featuring this skin which is available in five tones with appliers for CATWA and LeLutka brand heads. With the last Modulus release I used the LeLutka head so I figured this time I’d give CATWA Daniel some love for a change. The applier itself has an option for hair and brows singly or together as well as an option to have neither of them for a clean and hairless canvas to apply your own favorite brows, hair, and beards to.

BODYBelleza – Jake

COATLenox Adept Coat
In previous looks I wore the Wool sweater which this coat is tailored to work with. They were originally a part of a past round of TMD (October if I remember correctly). I have a preference to longer coats (mid-length like this to trench coats) and the craftsmanship of this item is very well done. I couldn’t help but purchase the FATPACK when I bought it because I knew I’d really enjoy wearing this in other colors.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

JEANS[Deadwool] Broberry Jeans – Washed Lapis
Yet another FATPACK I couldn’t resist at the time, I’ve only worn perhaps two of the pairs of jeans in this set. It felt like the right choice to go with a brand that I’ve enjoyed since their inception. There are still more denim colors left for me to use so who knows when you’ll see these great jeans pop up again.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Fitmesh (Two Sizes), Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

BOOTS⊱ {kokoia} Gangsta @ TMDNEW
You may know about my addiction for low-top sneakers but it seems like I very well may have an addiction for most shoes in general. I am picky when I need to be but it something looks good and I know it will look good on me then I won’t hesitate to make sure that I own it. These low boot styled shoes are well detailed and are very stylish. There are 5 different colors to choose from (both in base and laces) via a color changing HUD. I would recommend these for not only casual wear with jeans but they could also work in dressier situations.

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

Photo taken @ IASWAS

Animosity – Xion (Bonus Pose)

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[#393] I’ve Created My Own Prison

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

My Own Prison” – CreedListen

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

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

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

HAIRDura – B&G79-MIX A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Taken @ The Good Life


Imitiation – Miguel (2)

[#368] Baby, I Could Die A Happy Man

I don’t need no vacation
No fancy destination
Baby, you’re my great escape
We could stay at home
Listen to the radio
Or dance around the fireplace

Die A Happy Man” –  Thomas Rhett  ♫Listen

It seems like spring and summer is not arriving fast enough (at least in my area) so I thought I’d warm the spirit with a lovely beach couples photo that for you gentleman is loaded with new goodies from events such as The Avenue and the now monthly SIGNATURE Event. I also have some great news for those of you who are looking for a good pair of jeans. I’ll get to that in just a moment but here’s the low down on the latest event releases.

I was browsing my go to website Seraphim to look at the latest events and shopping guides and I stumbled upon an event called The Avenue. I don’t believe it’s been around very long and if it has it hasn’t really hit my radar but I thought I would give it a look through to see if there was anything that I might want to use. While looking I found a brand called Erde that have released a skin called “Kai”. I thought it looked interesting so I went over there and grabbed a demo. This skin definitely has a macho side to it with facial stubble already built in so there was really no need to add anything to it. I do implore you though if you head to The Avenue to take a look at this please take a demo because the skin tone chart is not the usual light to dark. I found that after applying the demonstration that tone #7 was the right fit for me. They also have for purchase the fatpack of skin appliers so you don’t have to instantly run to the main store just so you can look like a whole human being.

After a bit of a break, the SIGNATURE Event is back with a vengeance. Let me tell you for someone that owns both the head and the body this place was like a candy store. Clothes, skins, just about everything you might want is there for you to bring home. One of the items that you can purchase from there is the “Andrew” Tank Top from RIOT. Now let me tell you even though I received a review copy as the brand is one of my sponsors, I would still buy this tank because it’s the epitome of summer wear. The entire collection of colors would be worth it because there are a ton of them and I’m definitely not disappointed in this release. Also included in the package are sizes for Adam, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh body types.

I paired the tank with another item from RIOT, the “Lennon Long Line” Jeans which compliment it well not only in the way they fit together but also because these jeans are just really top of the line. What’s even better is that right now at the RIOT main location these jeans are 50% the regular price during the duration of The Dressing Room event. You can head over there by taking the taxi down below in the credits and catch a great deal.

Given the choice of going barefoot or wearing something on my feet, I choose to go with the latter because I found a great pair of sandals that are available at the SIGNATURE Event as well. {kokoia} has been killing it lately with their footwear and the “Alessio” sandals are no different. There are five different colors in the included HUD that you can change both the straps and soles to. You don’t even have to buy them individually, it is all together for a great price. Considering I’ll probably spend a good amount of time on the beach this summer,

As you’ll notice from the photo I have a lovely assistant joining me for this blog entry. I’ve included the credits for what she’s wearing as well so if those of you gals that read this site are interested you can also participate in shopping with or without a gentleman.

Now that you know what went into this post I’ll encourage you to look just a little further down and see the taxi’s for the stores and events included here. I’ll be back with more SIGNATURE Event goodies and possibly some things from events such as Memento Mori, The Dark Style Fair 4, and the freshly opened May round of The Men’s Department. Until then as always, stay stylish fellas and for you gals…keep it classy!


HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Ardor Eyes
FACE⊱ Erde – Kai (#7) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Avenue
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ RIOT / Andrew Tank Top ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
JEANSRIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans ♯ Currently 50% Off
SANDALS⊱ {kokoia} Alessio ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event

HAT{Sleepy Eddy} Classic BB Cap (Black)


HAIRExile – Reveling In You
HEADLeLutka – Simone 2.0
EYESBuzzeri – Zodiac Eyes (Ocean)
FACELara Hurley – Rie
BODYMaitreya – Lara

SHIRTNeve – Swing Lively.
PANTSBlueberry – Rica Skinny Jeans

NECKLACECae – Triskele
EARRINGSCae – Embellish


*CN* pose C22

[#363] And You Are Where I Want To Be

In the back of my mind, well I thought my god
‘Cause all of the hell that’s in my time
But I can still see the birds
And where they went this year

Where I Want To Be” –  The Dangerous Summer  ♫Listen

One of the things as far as fashion goes that always seems to catch my interest and that 9 times out of 10 I will buy…are items with the houndstooth pattern on them. I cannot recall when it first started for me but I grew an affinity for it and now keep a look out for it in shopping guides and whenever I am at a store or event. In this entry I found two items that fit that criteria and are very well made so I felt compelled to feature them and share them with the viewers/readers of this site.

This look started with going to the Shoetopia event. Even though I did not feature the “Stray” creeper shoes from {kokoia} while the event was active, I could not find the right items to pair it with until the newest round of The Men’s Department started up and I was strolling through and found the suit from Scars (in which the jacket/shirt and trousers are sold separately so keep that in mind). I liked the quality of this suit and there were three different suit colors to choose from but what caught my eye the most was that the black jacket had a shirt included with a houndstooth pattern. I instantly thought “well now I have an outfit” and now I’m here telling you about it.

The “Slim Fit” suit from Scars comes in Standard sizes but I made it fit easily with the alpha cuts on the Gianni body. It looks great in combination with the creepers. Makes for one stylish gentleman, don’t you think?

While I’m still sorting through the items from the Men Only Hunt 9, I thought I would give you a look at the “Jaxx” skin from 7 Deadly s{k}ins. It comes in the caramel tone and also provides skin appliers for just about all types of bodies which means if you haven’t been out there hunting for items, this is one stop you should make if you were to. I totally encourage doing the hunt, it’s not every day that designer’s put out items at no cost other than group gifts every now and then.

Speaking of gifts, Exile just redid their main location and are offering the “Tommy” hair for the fellas and the “Gina” for the gals. The hairs come complete with all the color HUDS included so you have all of them at your disposal. After taking a moment to think about it, Tommy and Gina are names that are used in the Bon Jovi classic “Living On A Prayer”. I find that really clever but I’m sure I wasn’t the first to notice this either.

Also a part of this look are the MESANGE “Roseland Eyes” which were a part of The Chapter Four event which is now over but you can grab them at their main location in the credits below. There are 15 different iris colors and a HUD that controls the mesh eyes that are included as well as Omega enabled eyes that you may have.

For the second entry in a row I have used a backdrop from SEUL’S “#scenes” gacha machine from The Epiphany as well as a different pose from the “Kai” pose set by Image Essentials that is currently available at the TWE12VE event to complete the look and scene that you see above.

Now that you know some of what went into this entry, I’ll leave you with the credits so that you yourself can take a taxi to the stores and events that were a part of this installment.

As always until next time, keep it stylish fellas!


HAIRExile – Tommy (Store Gift)
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – BENTO – v2.0 **UPDATED**
EYESMESANGE – Roseland Eyes
FACE7 Deadly s[K]ins – Jaxx (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ MOH9
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKET⊱ …Scars… Slim Fit Suit Jacket [Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ …Scars… Slim Fit Suit Bottom [Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES{kokoia} Stray

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Elevator Highrise ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (6m) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

[#355] Bad To The Bone

On the day I was born
the nurses all gathered round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found

The head nurse spoke up
said “leave this one alone”
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad To The Bone” –  George Thorogood and The Destroyers  ♫Listen

It seems that I am on a nice little roll lately with coming up with ideas and being able to do the photo sessions and get everything organized in a timely manner. It doesn’t always work that way but when it does it makes me just a little bit happier that I can bring you info on great items.

I recently received a review copy of one of Avi-Glam’s recent skins called “Ash”. Now this was a challenge for me as it is a standard avatar skin and I have not blogged one in nearly 2 years or more. So putting this together took a lot of patience but I think it turned out well. I think it makes me appreciate the invention of mesh, not to mention Bento. I went with the “Light” tone because it was just right for what I normally like to wear. Along with this skin, Avi-Glam also released one for the TMP mesh head and also new updated body appliers which for this set of photos I am using the [Signature] Gianni ones and it looks really nicely toned. Not overly muscular and not flat either.

The VERSUS event is still going strong for a little while longer, and I am wearing the “Wash” denim tone of the SABOTAGE “Searing Denim” which comes with a HUD that you can change the color of briefs you are wearing or to remove them completely and even to have the flame graphic on or off as well. I thought that was a really cool touch but I chose to leave the flame design on because that is what makes these jeans unique in the first place.

{kokoia} has been on my radar for a little bit now with the brand becoming more noticeable in the events they are being featured in. Their “Tussio” sneakers are available for purchase at the March round of TMD, which you still have a few more days to browse before the shut down for the April round. If you haven’t already been there, I encourage you to go as there is literally just about everything there. Getting back to these sneakers, they are a true value as the package contains 10 different colors and a HUD to change different parts of the shoe. There are endless combinations to be had. I just so happened to color mine so that they resembled something closely associated with the flames on my jeans.

Wetcat Poses has been around for quite a long time and as far as I can remember, they have been here just about as long as I have in-world. They did a collaboration with LEMON to make a building prop complete with a street lamp and a fire escape. It also includes poses for couples, females and males. I am definitely about this build and hope to use it again for a project because the textures and poses are very well done. A big shout out and props to these guys for creating a really cool backdrop.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment and I look forward to being back with you all again soon. Until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR[Deadwool] Undercut Hair – Blacks
EYES[theSkinnery] Sona Eye Collection (10)
FACEAG. Ash Skin – Light ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOOCURELESS [+] Psychopomp Body / BLACK CLEAR (v.1)

JEANS⊱ ..S..: Searing Denim – M Wash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ VERSUS
SHOES⊱ {kokoia} – Tussio :: Canvas Sneakers ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD


::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.//Backdrop Scene#1 [Includes Poses]