[#619] Take Me Away

 

This time all I want is you
There is no one else
Who can take your place
I’ve seen enough and it’s never enough
It keeps leaving me needing you

Lifehouse, ♫Take Me Away♫

 

As I am writing this it is Friday (depending on when it gets finished it still might be or more than likely will be Saturday) and I did this little collab with Brenna, my brother Lucky, and Stef Giano (the latter two are also both excellent bloggers so click their name to get more about them!) For me this is almost a throwback photo for me as I started my journey in the virtual world as a virtual teenager. Brenna and I both attended the same school, which is where we met and the rest is just history.

When we were all discussing what kind of photo we wanted to do (several more ideas were brainstormed which may see the light of day sometime in the future) and Lucky came across the ad for the “Did You Miss Class Today?” gacha set from K&S Poses. It’s definitely something I consider to be an interesting set complete with a RARE skybox that has the chalkboard, desks and a bunch of strewn papers around. I gave Lucky and I the opportunity to play a jock and cool kid and the gals got to be school girl’s to create what I think is an great scene.

Lucky himself has already posted his version of it in the blog titled, “Love The Dumb Things We Do When We’re Young” and I am pretty sure that Stef is working on her own version of it as well but at this moment I’m unsure if mine will see the light before hers but we’ll see right?

Most of my look is compromised of things I already had laying around accept for the “Bradley” hair by Vango from Men Only Monthly. It’s more of a shorter style but I thought it worked as most of the jocks when I was in high school for real wore that type of hairstyle so it definitely fits the overall feel of what I was trying to accomplish with my part of this photo.

This may have been a team project but it didn’t mean that I wasn’t going to do a little bit of something on my own and get an angle with just Brenna and I closer up so that it could go in a special portfolio that I keep of all the pictures we take together. There may not be a lot of them so far but it continues to grow and I know that there will be even more as time goes on and the best ones get brought in world and put into photo frames and placed on the wall as should all pictures that hold special meaning.

My intentions for this blog is for it not to be super long considering that there aren’t any sponsored items in the post and overall this was mean to be just something fun to do between the four of us. That is one of the things that I’m going to try and focus on more during event down times which for me right now is mostly until the next big one in May which is the annual Pose Fair with Vintage Fair happening shortly after that so I’m going to enjoy a bit of a breather now before the heat turns up.

On that note I’m going to turn this over to the credits and give a big shout out one more time to Brenna, Lucky and Stef for all making this a super fun thing to do and I look forward to more of them to come. Most of my blog writing is more of an editorial style so this was kind of a different stretch and may not even be half as entertaining but this time I’m letting the visuals do the work more than the words.

To those of you who have awesome weekends planned I hope you enjoy them and I’ll be back again soon to give you more fashion to feast your eyes on (with hopefully some fun mixed in). Catch you all on the flip peeps!

 

Don’t give up on me yet, don’t forget who I am
I know I’m not there yet, but don’t let me stay here alone

 

POSES & BACKDROP: K&S Poses – Did You Miss Class Today ✦ Gacha

HAIR: Vango – Bradley @ Men Only Monthly ✦ NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 02)

JACKET: ExalteD – Ethan College Jacket
JEANS: Wazzer Works – Ultimatum Jeans – Dark Blue

 

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[#559] Look At Yourself And Then Live Again

You see my face and then you see nothing
Confused you turn and live up
I turn my face
You’re staring back and then
Look at yourself and live again

Sevendust, ♫Live Again♫

With still over a week left for the current round of The Men Jail, I have another round of goodies to present; which I’ll start off with the easiest. I have really come to enjoy trying to figure out what to do with different backdrops because a lot of the time you want to catch certain parts of them at the right angle and that can be one of the things that trips me up when taking a photo while using them.

CM Poses has released the “Where’s The Revolution?” backdrop at this months round and I knew that I wanted to do something with it because I like items that have neon in them. I haven’t quite figured out why that is yet but I really think they can be very eye catching as well as the message itself appealed to me. I think right now if I could be part of a revolution, it would be one of kindness. Being genuine to someone can be a lot easier than going around being despicable and what’s the point of it anyway? If everyone played a part in working on overall happiness I think there would be a lot of places better off than they are now.

CM Mesh Where’s The Revolution? Backdrop:

  • Original mesh
  • Resizeable through modifying
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

During previous rounds of TMJ I’ve had the privilege of blogging skins by [Vendetta] and I’m doing so once again in this photo. The best way to make use of “Zachary” was for me to dust off the CATWA “Stanley” head which I have not used in some time but it really helped me with making this skin look good. This release features darker tones (07 and 08 respectively) and to make sure a good view of the skin can be seen, I chose not to wear facial hair as well as made sure to take a closeup as you can see.

I also chose to add an accessory with my look in the form of the “Steep” bandana by L&E. The bandana comes in a version with hair (Black, Blonde and Brown with 4 tones for each color) as well as the version without hair that I can be seen wearing. I also like that the bandana itself has a choice of 6 different designs and it took me a bit to decide on what one I’d finally use because it was hard for me. This product reminds me a little of my younger years as bandanas were a huge accessory trend when I was growing up and it faded for a while but has been making a comeback in popularity and out of many trends that have resurfaced this one is one I can get behind.

Vendetta Zachary Skin 07:

  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, LeLutka and Omega (sold separately)
  • Two dark tones available (07 and 08 also sold separately)
  • Demos available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

L&E Mesh Bandana Steep:

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 hair color types + bandana (4 colors for each tone)
  • Individual bandana without hair available
  • Adjuststable resize script inside bandana
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

Recently I was also added to a brand new event called the Anti-Event, which focuses on allowing designers to create items that do not have a certain theme or even are a part of what they normally sell in their stores normally. It’s about doing things out of the ordinary and I myself can certainly get on board with that as a lot of times I don’t have a set style or particular type of rhyme or reason to the photos I take; it will be interesting to see how this partnership goes but I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

For my first item from the event I’m wearing the “Eye See You Hoodie” by The Nerdy Birdie, which is a brand that is new to me and have never encountered. The version I have on is named “Glitch” with four different graphic colors on top of the cozy black hoodie in all. I narrowed it down between this and the “Bloody” version but I tend to do a lot of things with red which told me that I should go a different direction.

At first I was worried because being someone that coincidentally has just about all the major mesh bodies and this product does not have any specific ones included (it is fitmesh clothing), a bit of panic did come over me until I put it on and I can tell you at least as far as users of the Signature Gianni body go if you use your alpha cuts it will fit just fine but I did have to pair it with a pair of fitmesh jeans (no big thing really!) It’s well made and the design is very cool in my book so this hoodie has my recommendation!

Be sure to follow the taxi provided below to check out the Anti-Event as it caters to all sorts of eclectic tastes there is very likely something for everyone.

The Nerdy Birdie Eye See You Hoodie:

  • Original mesh constructions
  • 5 different color graphics on a black hoodie to choose from
  • Fitmesh for both Male and Female avatars
  • Exclusively @ the Anti-Event until 01/07/19

I‘ve gone through the important parts of my look and scene which means now it’s that time to drop that style card and let everyone get their shop on. There is still more to come from The Men Jail and a few other fun things I have planned to go into future blogs as I get closer to the merry holiday. Check back again soon to see what I’m up to as I’ll be happy to do my best to entertain you and help find those last minute gifts.

Here’s to the next entry and be back again real soon!


BACKDROP: CM Mesh – Where’s The Revolution? @ The Men JailNEW

POSE: K&S Poses – My Emotions

HEAD: CATWA – Stanley v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder #11 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta Skins – Zachary (Tone 07) @ The Men JailNEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

BANDANA: L&E – Mesh Bandana [Steep] @ The Men JailNEW
HOODIE: The Nerdy Birdie – Eye See You Hoodie (Glitch) @ Anti-EventNEW

[#416] Not Meant For Me

The jury is coming
coming to tear me apart
all this bitching and moaning
Come on, it’s on!

Not Meant For Me” – Jonathan DavisListen

This my first Halloween inspired scene for 2017 and I feel like I’m starting off strong. This is intended to be a two part post in which the second will come within the next week as a collaboration with some fellow blogger friends of mine. I’m not going to give away all the details because I want to garner some interest for readers to come back to take a look.

Ever since I was younger I had a fascination with vampires and their myths. From television shows such as Dark Shadows and Moonlight to films like Salem’s Lot, The Lost Boys, and 30 Days Of Night as well as classic novels by Bram Stoker and Anne Rice featuring titillating characters of the undead variety. I have always been drawn to the stories of their struggle and romanticism behind them. A lot of people love these pop culture icons that have withstood the test of time itself.

This particular photo session was inspired by “The Queen of The Damned” film starring Stuart Townsend and the late Aaliyah. I was fortunate enough that the LeLutka Andrea bento head comes with a pair of fangs to help me complete my look.

The scene was shot on location at a friend’s Haunted House which will be opening soon but is not yet completed which is why at this time I won’t be providing a taxi as it is not yet open to the public. When it does become available I will give you an update in a future entry.

Brands contributing review copies for this post include Go&See with the “Robin” shape and “Christian” skin (which I have shown in previous posts) as well as MESANGE with their “Arden Eyes” that I’ve also displayed in previous entries.

This particular post has a heavy presence from the Hipster Men’s Event and also The Men’s Department. Upcoming coverage is going to include the new round of Men Only Monthly as well as Shiny Shabby and The Epiphany. I intend to visit some others as well that I hope to utilize products from.

I hope you enjoyed joining me in this adventure and I will be back again soon with another installment. Below are the styling credits with transportation to the stores and events all products can be found at.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ No. GABY ♯ No Longer Available
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Arden Eyes @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
FACEGo&See * Christian *
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPE⊱ Go&See * Robin * Lelutka Bento @ M.O.MNEW

This is the first shape created for the LeLutka Andrea head by Go&See. While I am wearing their “Christian” skin, I’ve found that several other Go&See skins work just as well with it and I am sure with other experimenting other brands could work as well. It also comes with a brow shaper and style card for those who want to nab the look out of the box.

SHIRT⊱ etham – Saul Henley @ TMDNEW

For casual clothing lovers, etham is one of those who always knows what products to create for long term wear. As a personal preference, I like long sleeved shirts that do not have collars and this Henley shirt is just the thing. I picked up the Fatpack because the price of it alone is well worth making use of the dozen colors you can change via the included HUD. You can also change the button colors as well for extra functionality.

Compatible with: Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, SLink, Standard, and TMP male mesh bodies.

JEANS⊱ BlankLine – StandardJeans @ TMDNEW
SHOES⊱ SEMLLER – SLIP ON @ TMDNEW


<K&S> Fearless. Bento Poses 3 (2) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

For the second straight month, K&S has released another “Fearless” 3 pose set at Hipster Men’s Event. I’m not sure how long it will continue but I’ve been enjoying these so I do hope that they continue to so I can continue to feature them in my scenes.

[#389] Music

Hey Mr. DJ put a record on
I want to dance with my baby

Music” – MadonnaListen

Are you looking for something exciting to do on the grid that isn’t just shopping related? I’ve got just the thing for you then. The Indie Teepee event starts on the 21st of July and has everything you could ever ask for. Here is a list of just about all of the things you’ll be able to do and see at the event which is going on it’s 3rd year and the way I see it, it’s only going to get better and stronger.

– Almost-daily DJ sets and live performances
– Art installations by Bryn Oh, Nodnol Jameson and CyanideSlushy
– Thematic theatre performances by Guerrilla Burlesque
– Creative Forum
– Shopping
– Fashion show
– Machinima
– Speed dating
– And more to come…

I was granted early access to see what the scenery looked like and I even took a few pics other than the blog picture that you’ll see later in this posting. The photos I took honestly do not do this place justice as you need to come look for yourself and experience some of what Indie Teepee has to offer.

The above photo is the greeting area/landing point to the event, past this line there is magic that awaits you. There are three parcels that are visually stunning and whether or not you are an avid photographer or just like to snap pics in your free time, you’ll want to make sure you capture some memories of yourself and anyone you bring with you (groups of friends are certainly encouraged).

Other important things to mention about the event are:

– The Landing point (providing teleport HUDs and gift bags for the public)
– 3 beautifully designed parcels, each representing one imagined future.
– 2 music stages
– Special set designs for theatre performances
– An amphitheatre for talks
– Photogenic spaces for creating memories

Indie Teepee will run from the 21st of July to the 6th of August. You can find out more about this event from their social media access points which I will provide for you below.

▶ WEBSITE: http://www.indieteepee.com
▶ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/indieteepee/
▶ FLICKR GROUP: https://www.flickr.com/groups/indieteepee
▶ MIXCLOUD: https://www.mixcloud.com/IndieTeepee

Before I get to the photo I took for the basis of this blog I’m going to post a snippet from the press release for the event that I find very important and a good message. One in which I think makes this an event that helps bring people together through the love of creativity and music as well as art.

“The Indie Teepee of 2017 dares Second Life residents to dream of and thrive in worlds that are possibly to come. While again welcoming live music performances, original mesh designs and the creative forum, Indie Teepee also looks forward to introducing fun, new attractions, such as performance art and social activities.

In this home, there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet.”

I hope you enjoyed learning about this event, I’m going to leave you now with my entry which was also photographed at the Indie Teepee Event grounds. I’ll be back with items from the event in upcoming posts and I look forward to sharing them with you. Until next time, stay stylish fellas.


HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Harbinger Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Christian (T2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event
BEARDNivaro – Rough
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPE⊱ HF – Shape Edward ♯ Marketplace

OVERALLS⊱ not so bad . mesh . XAN Overalls (Dirty) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] NICEOV BLACK & BLUE ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Photo Taken @ Indie Teepee 2017


<K&S> SelfieGuy. Poses.1 (2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

[#374] So Say Hello To Heaven

Chris Cornell
1964-2017

I never wanted to write these words down for you
With the pages of phrases of all the things we’ll never do.

Say Hello 2 Heaven” –  Temple Of The Dog  ♫Listen

After a few days of reflection and introspection, I decided that I was going to show my appreciation for a musician who has been a part of my life for over 20 years. From the beginning when I first heard “Outshined” by Soundgarden I knew there was something special about the bands vocalist, Chris Cornell. This past Wednesday he left the world and left a lot of questions behind. I’m not going to write about the circumstances behind it, I’m only going to think fondly back on the time and the music that his legacy leaves behind. I put together a look that reminds me of a time when I was first introduced to the grunge/alternative scene that is so close to my heart and take me back to some simpler times.

It was not just the times with Soundgarden that I am fond of but that is where my appreciation began. I think one of the best projects that Chris was a part of was Temple of The Dog album which he teamed up with what would become future members of another legendary grunge group, Pearl Jam (who were the remnants of a group I am about to mention). They got together and made a record as a tribute to their fallen friend, Andrew Wood, who had been the vocalist for the Seattle based group called Mother Love Bone. Andrew had passed away due to an overdose and much like people today are mourning Chris, the music scene felt the ripple of his passing. The theme in today’s look is from the Temple of The Dog album which some 25 years later is just as fitting for Andrew as it is now for Chris. There are many musicians from many different eras but very few of them had the kind of voice, Chris Cornell did and that is why he will truly be missed by his family, friends, and fans all over the world. Thank you for the music.

There are very few new items in this look except for the MESANGE exclusive from We Love RP in the form of the “Sheba Eyes” there are 15 different iris tones to choose from and are also available a bundle together, complete with a HUD that will work with the included mesh eyes as well as Omega Applier friendly ones such as Catwa.

The other new item is from CDC (or Chris Dunkelheit Creations) which is a maker of shapes, skins, beards and other fine products. What I am wearing from them here is the No. 57 beard which reminds me of the early 90’s mustache and goatee that Chris wore and also could be seen in the brief cameo of his in the movie, “Singles”.

Once again I am wearing the Belleza “Jake” mesh body and I am finding the more that I am using it, the more I am really liking it and cannot wait for more products to be released exclusively for it and I know that they will be pouring in to stores and events in the near future.

Fitting my grunge theme are the “Clay” dirty jeans from Legal Insanity. These disheveled cut off shorts with fraying bottoms come complete with a shirt wrapped around them. The store also sells different texture appliers for the shirt which I purchased the TARTAN v.1 extra because I really liked how the flannel inspired the look even more. With the use of Alpha Sliders, these shorts fit perfectly with the standard sizes provided in the package.

For footwear,  I am wearing the [Deadwool] “Strider” boots which I knew were absolutely perfect in completing this 90’s inspired grunge look.

Lastly for honorable mention in this post is the chair that is used in the scene, it is the “Lexington Chair” from {Q-Essentials}. It has poses included in it but the setting I envisioned in my head was to be sitting on the floor so I did not use them. It is a great decor item to add to your collection if you are looking for new furniture. There is also a Sofa available as well. The pose I used is from <K&S> Poses and is from the “No Problem” set # 2. These are mostly sitting or crouching poses for those who are looking to set up a scene without furniture or just want to be posed on the floor.

That is all there is to know about what went into the styling of this post and I hope you enjoyed this tribute as much as I did creating it. I thank any of you who read, view, like, comment, or fave this on social media. I appreciate it all and I hope that I’m able to express that to you in some form one day. Until next time, as always…stay stylish fellas!


HAIRWasabi Pills – Cody
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sheba Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACENo. Nuel (08)
BEARDCDC Beard  57 ♯ ☆NEW
BODYBelleza – Jake ♯ ☆NEW

SHORTSLegal Insanity – Clay Dirty Shorts with Shirt
BOOTS[Deadwool] Strider Boots – Black

CHAIR{Q-Essentials} Lexington Chair


<K&S> ~No Problem~ Pose 2 (2)

[#358] I Stand Alone

Help me decide if my fire will burn out
Before you can breathe
Breathe into me…

I Stand Alone  Godsmack  ♫Listen

I‘m back again with more goodies for you to behold and events to run to look at what’s new and good in fashion+ on the grid of SL. It’s a new week and the first week in a new month so you know what the means… The Men’s Department is back with a new round of great items and let me tell you from the little walk-through I had, it definitely does not disappoint.

While I’m on the topic of TMD, Modulus has a new offering that you can feast your eyes on called “Rafa”. 6 tones are available to choose from and like with most of the new offerings from the M BARE line, it has the options for browless/brows and for clean/facial hair or the combination of brows and facial hair. I really like that the eyebrow shaper and body shape are included as it really does the skin justice to know what the creator had in his mind for what “Rafa” should look like out in the world. Of course you can use whatever shape you think is best or modify the provided one as well.

At the main location of Go&See, you will find another of the new items I have in this entry. The “Mermaid” eyes com in 10 tones and when you think of the name you might think it could be very feminine but let me assure you, a good portion of the tones included in this package are unisex. I intend to showcase more in future entries because I like what the brand did with this release. It can be used easily for fantasy or even for regular everyday. That’s how versatile these eyes are. Also they are only for Catwa eyes for anyone that has them separately or the ones included with the head of their choice.

I’ve also got something for you from Men Only Monthly! NoEdition has the “Military Cargos” available right now at the event until the 15th of April. It comes with an included HUD where you can change the fabric of the pants as well as the metal and fabric on the belt. It only comes in standard sizes which is one of the only downsides I have to say about this product. I would have liked to have seen either Fitmesh or at least sizes for some of the mesh bodies. I liked these so much though that I made the best of it that I could.

There is a new #selfie backdrop Gacha from RAMA that is currently going on at The Gacha Guardians event. After every 20 plays you get a bonus backdrop from the machine but you need to act now because once the event is over at the end of the month the special prizes will be gone forever.

I believe it is now that time in the entry to close things up now that you know what items are new and where to get them. Also in the credits below you’ll be able to see what other items were used here and take the taxi’s to get to each store or event. As always it has been my pleasure and until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Rafa Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOOTattooMania / T-12 / Opacity

PANTS⊱ -NOeditiON- Military Cargo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BOOTS::GB: Nubuck Leather Boots / Black

RINGSAbsolut Vendetta – Icarus Bento Rings ♯ ☆NEW

BACKDROP⊱ RAMA – #selfie Cats Like Batman ♯ ☆NEWGacha Guardians


<K&S> ~My Temper~ (3)