[#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)

[#362] How Did You Love?

No one gets out alive
Every day is do or die
The one thing we leave behind
Is how do you love…”

How Did You Love?” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

With the tumultuous times in the world today I thought for a moment what it would truly be like if everyone just did their thing and didn’t care about differences that people have all around. I picked the theme of this entry because it really called to me. At the end of the day when it comes time to go on to the next whatever it is we embark upon when our mortal life ends. I think a lot of us would or should think back to how they went through the course of their life. I know personally, I’d want to know that I cared enough about the people around me and gave love (and there’s different kinds of it mind you) to everyone I knew. It’s a little deep but thought provoking all the same.

Now that I’ve gotten the heavy commentary out of the way I have a lot of great things to share with you. Another look at items from The Men’s Department along with things from Cosmopolitan, The Epiphany, The Black Fair, and Bloom.

Modulus has been on a roll lately with making quality skins and the newest item that’s arrived at Bloom is no exception. “Beckett” is available in 6 different tones and has options for eyebrows and new to this product a neck tattoo. I thought that was a great added touch from the normal where you could have eyebrows and a facial hair. This way if you choose to add that you can use your favorite Catwa or Omega applier and also have a neck tat to boot.

I combined this with the “Anders” shape from Reach, which can be found at The Black Fair until the 19th of April. Take a look at their booth if you are not satisfied with this product they have plenty of others that are excellent too.

RIOT has taken a favorite of theirs and given it a re-release for the Bloom event. The “Joseph” Cargo’s have added colors and a new lower lag HUD to make things easier. I was a fan of this product during its initial release so I was happy to hear that it was given a new makeover of sorts. New sizes have been added as well so if the first time around it wasn’t compatible with the body you have, there is nary a doubt that it will fit perfectly now. Also, if you previously purchased this item you can go to the RIOT store and have a new version redelivered to you otherwise you’ll have to head over to the Bloom event where they are exclusive until the event is over.

A&D is one of the brands within the last year or less that has continuously put out great footwear with great fits for mesh bodies such as Absolut-Creation’s “Adam”, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard avatars, and also TMP. At the current round of Cosmopolitan which runs until the 22nd, you still have time to grab up the very casual and stylish “Barcelona” shoes. Of course as you can tell it is another low top design that I absolutely had to have and knowing I could get much use out of it splurged to get the Fatpack so that I could style it in whatever way I wanted. The leather, the cord laces, the soles etc.

There’s been a gacha madness sighted at The Epiphany! The event opened up on the 15th and let me tell you it was quite an adventure to get in just in! I’ve slowly become a fan of using well put together backdrops. It still does not substitute actually finding a location out on the grid but it can sometimes help set a mood. I found that in the SEUL “#scenes” machine. The backdrop I am using is called “Storefront Blanc” and I thought the wall with graffiti on it was a great place to park myself in front of.

Lastly, another item from the Twe12ve event is the “Kai” pose set from Image Essentials. There are 6 different BENTO enabled poses to choose from with mirrors so that if you favor a particular side more you have your choice of what direction you wish to pose in. It also makes me happy that I’m getting to see new male poses from IE especially ones that are BENTO enabled. Gives me a lot more to work with when trying to express myself.

For those of you who celebrated the Easter holiday this past weekend, I hope it was an enjoyable one and that if you had time off that you were well rested. I know that I got some approved relaxation and now I’m back at it once again.

I’ve bent all your ears’ off so I’m going to wrap this up and encourage you to look below to the credits to find the great stores and events to check out the items I’ve featured or any of the other great items you can find at them. Until the next time, as always stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Beckett Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Anders Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Black Fair

BLAZER⊱ L&B Swear – Blazer ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Joseph Cargo Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
SOCKS⊱ ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva Short Socks (#2)
SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Barcelona ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan

CAPLegal Insanity – Ascot Flat Cap – Herringbone

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Storefront Blanc ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

[#347] And I’m Hungry Like The Wolf

Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I’m on the hunt I’m after you

Hungry Like The Wolf” –  Duran Duran  ♫Listen

We are now on to the second installment of Skin Fair 2017 along with some 80’s inspiration. I was checking out shopping guides for events when I stumbled upon a new pose set from Chat Noir that just became available at the March round of 2nd Level. I knew right away that I had to have it so I went and picked it up and as I looked at the ad for the product I knew right away what I song I could use as a base for my next photo session.

Duran Duran was a part of my very early formative years as their songs were hits upon hits on the radio charts. Fast forward some years later and it made its way onto the soundtrack of one of my favorite console games of all time: Rock Band. Plenty of hours spent grooving to tunes such as “Hungry Like The Wolf”; it was easily a no brainer.

There are two Skin Fair 2017 submissions I have for all of you in this look. I’ll start off with the “Dimas” skin from Modulus. As with previous releases it comes with the default eyebrows look or you can go browless and use one of your own. Throw in a beard that you can combine with the brows or your own brows to finish. The style is yours to choose. It comes in the usual tones you can associate with most of the skins in the M-Bare line from Modulus.

The second item that I’m featuring is a shape from Reach called “Caleb” and I thought that the combination of the two turned out rather well. A bit of rugged handsomeness as our subject goes out on the prowl. As always with Reach products it does come with a brow shaper and style card for all the details of their ad picture. Once again I went outside the box with my own little experiment.

There is also something new from The Men’s Dept. I’m wearing the not so bad. “TIMEO”Jeans in the Used Stone denim. There are standard sizes, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP to choose from and you also get a boot-cut version as well in the package. If this denim tone isn’t to your liking you can also head over there and get these in blue wash or regular stone.

I’ve also discovered a new hair creator that just released products at We ❤ RP. VoluptasVirtualis looks to be a very promising brand and after wearing their “Zeal” hair (for this I used the roots) version, I can tell you I am already a fan. The textures are nice and the hairbases are pretty good as well (which I believe are only included in the Fatpacks)

Just in time before the curtain call on the February/March round of Men Only Monthly I have a great item from ExalteD. It is a ripped tank top and with the version I’m wearing it has little blood splatters. To go along with this item they also have for sale scratch marks that are placed just along where one of the straps of the tank top is broken. Very cool idea which played into the idea for this photo session and made it that much more possible. The tank only comes in a size for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body.

Last but not least I have the “Rhys” leather loafers which are currently available at The Crossroads. This style of shoe always peaks my interest so when I see one that comes along I always usually give it a try. The package comes with sizes for: Aesthetic, Gianni, SLink Physique, and Standard body feet with the use of an alpha layer.

Now that you’ve gained a little insight into what went into this look, it’s time to leave you with the credits so I can get back out there on hunt and bring you some more great items from the stores and events we all know and love. So until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ \//. VoluptasVirtualis -Zeal- ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Hiraeth ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Dimas Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SCRATCHES⊱ ExalteD – Scratches ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Caleb Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

TANK⊱ ExalteD – Tank Top Ripped – White Blood ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
JEANS⊱ not so bad – TIMEO Jeans – Used Stone ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ Legal Insanity Rhys Loafer Leather – Black ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads

Photo Taken @ Corlevoli Forest


*CN* pose 1754 (6b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ 2nd Level
*CN* pose 1753 (1a)

[#339] Get Ready ‘Cause This Is War

So what am I fighting for?
Everything back and more
And I’m not gonna let this go
I’m ready to settle the score…

War” –  Sum 41  ♫Listen

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Often times when it comes to doing a photo shoot, depending on what kind of artist/blogger/photographer you are etcetera, finding a background composition can be a bit of a challenge. Some just use plain backgrounds to show a look, others like to incorporate places they have decorated themselves (which I’ve done before myself) and some like to find a location that’s been put together by someone with a knack for it.

After scouring various media for a place on the grid that I felt would fit my composition, I found the Sabotage sim. I didn’t get far into exploring it when I found my spot to start shooting. It’s a very nice looking place from what saw of it. I set up in an alley between some buildings and just went to work. I’ve left the location down in the credits below and suggest when you have some free exploration time that you go check it out just to say it’s a place you’ve been to.

Recently released for the February round of The Men’s Department, Modulus is offering the “Sander” skin in it has a very nice rugged look to it and isn’t one of those fresh, young, model looking type guys. This particular fella looks like he’s seen a few things in his time and can handle just about any situation which is exactly what I was looking for. I am wearing the cream tone but it is also available in Beige, Bronze, Dark Tan, Olive, and Tan and you can get body appliers for both [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and Omega for those of you with the Vista Animations PROHANDS like I do.

The great people behind Depraved Nation are holding a little Pre/Post Valentine’s Day themed event called “Love Interruption” and there I found the “V-Day Splatter” version of their Method Snow Boarder Pants. I really love the design on this and was something I knew I had to show off in a look. It comes with sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and also the TMP body.

I paired these pants with and old pair of the FLite “Long Beach Low Tops” that were a part of The Arcade last year. You can still play the machine at their flagship store in case you missed out on it previously. I can truly never get enough of this style of shoe as you could probably tell from some of my other looks over time.

For my upper body I’ve got on the Legal Insanity “Blade” tank that was originally first released at the [SIGNATURE] event last month. It’s actually really cool with all of the spikes coming out of the neck and around the arm holes. It also includes a HUD in which you can change the color of the metal blades from two different types of gold or silver depending on your preference.

Those are just some of what went into the outfit for this post, be sure to check out the credits below for the rest of what I’m wearing and if you like it or any of the items I told you about above, go check it out. What have you got to lose?

Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR*Drot* Seven – Greyscale
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Sander Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

TANKTOPLegal Insanity – Blade Tank – Grey
PANTS⊱ Razor/// Method Snow Boarder Pants – Vday Splatter ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Love Interruption
SHOESFLite.– LONG BEACH LOW TOPS- Black Leather #11

Gacha Machine Prize

Photo taken @ Sabotage

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PROPOSE – Five Hours (10)