[#634] Pictured Within

 

Kith and kin – pictured within
Lose and win – pictured within

Jon Lord, ♫Pictured Within♫

 

When I discovered the news that Grumpy Cat, one of the internet’s most memed felines had passed away a sadness overcame me. Usually it is sad when a notable name passes away such as a musician or an actor/actress leaves the world but this one seemed to carry a bit of weight for me. Grumpy Cat was what I jokingly called my “spirit animal” and made it cool to be grumpy (even though done in a playful way. The memes created by fans and officially by the Grumpy Cat brand itself were usually always hilarious if not even savage at times.

I did this post as a tribute and to honor one of my favorite things over the past 7 years that’s entertained me and countless others. The news has been out for several weeks now but I wanted to make sure that when I did something that it looked and felt right to me and I’m pretty content with the outcome. So with that I say thank you Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat) for giving the world a reason to laugh even thought it was awful.

In blogging news, I’ve become the newest member to the Session Skins blogger team. I’ve been a fan of the store for quite a while and have blogged them quite a lot in the past and they saw something in me to bring me aboard which brings me a lot of joy. I can creatively find ways to feature both men’s and women’s products (which I’ve become more confident in doing now).

For the first of many posts to feature Session Skins I started with “Axel” which is specific to the LeLutka Guy mesh head. The detail on these skins is fantastic and each new release seems to come with unique options that really make them stand out from other skin creators. This release has the beard already a part of it which will make enthusiasts of facial hair like myself happy; it also has an option for an eyebrow scar as well as a cheek mole which both can be added and removed at the user’s desire.

For a better look at the options I’ve provided a look at the applier HUD

Session Skins – Axel

  • One tone available (Tone 02)
  • Body appliers sold separately (found at main store)
  • No brow option
  • Eyebrow scar and cheek mole option also in HUD
  • Exclusively at equal10 until 06/05/19

Later in the week I’ll be starting coverage for the 2019 edition of the Vintage Fair; it’ll be the first time blogging this event for Pale Girl Productions. After blogging the Skin Fair in January and feeling that for me it was successful I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what kind of things I can do for this event. I’ve shopped at it for the past several years and always found things I liked and blogged which I know will happen again now that I’m an official participant.

I have managed to make it through this tribute post so I am hoping that the next post I do will be something that isn’t sad (at least I would prefer it not be). Though I can’t say if it will or won’t be dark in tone as I do enjoy venturing down that path more often then I do taking photos in a sunny happy happy setting (it’s just the way I am). Maybe sometime this week I’ll do a couples setting with Brenna because that’d be fun as well.

Lots of possibilities for what appears next which is the way I like it.

 

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
José N. Harris

 

POSE: DAE – DYLN

HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Axel (Tone 02) @ equal10NEW

SHIRT: Lenox – Men’s Tshirt Colors

 

[#588] You Don’t Look Back

When will you learn?
I’m not your boy
You don’t look back
Why do I pick up your slack?

Filter, ♫Jurassitol

I apologize for the lack of new posts but I’ve been under the weather for the last week or so and it caught up to me in the last few. To give myself a little bit if a needed break I decided to refrain from partaking in any kind of photo taking or blogging until I felt in the right state to do it and this is my way of testing the water a little bit.

I have a little bit of time before any new commitments blogging wise come up so I decided to try my hand at something I usually reserve for Halloween, which is do photographs inspired by The Crow. I’ve loosely associated this photo with the second film in the series, City of Angels and while nothing will ever come close to the originals I enjoyed it as best as I could because I wasn’t expecting anything so I wasn’t disappointed.

The version of the the character, Ash, was a mechanic who rides a motorcycle in the film so this is my tribute to it but not as closely based as my previous photos related to the original film.

Everything I used for this photo are non-current event items that I pulled together however there is a new release that is store specific in the form of the “Leather Leggings” that I am wearing from NOCHE. That’s right, I couldn’t pass these up because I am a fan of things that are made of leather…(wallets, jackets, shoes and of course pants or leggings as these are). There is also a latex version that came out at the same time if you’re more into that than leather which is alright too. But you can get your leggings fix on by going to the main store and checking these out.

NOCHE – Leather Leggings (Black)

  • Original mesh
  • Materials for advanced lighting
  • 3 different sizes for male “package”
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies

Sometimes putting photos together can be difficult as far as poses go. Trying to find the right thing to make the setting perfect so while I was trying to find the perfect motorcycle prop and pose set, I ended up combining the bike from WetCat’s recent “Young Blood” couples pose with Poseidon Poses “Action Bike” pose set (took them out of the bike and threw the pose I wanted into a poseball). Combining them worked out for me because it gave me the look I wanted from the start; sometimes improvising is the best answer to getting the results I’m looking for.

I love long coats (duster’s and trenches or anything in that family) and through a photo I saw on Facebook, I was introduced to one I’d never seen before by Lenox. It surprised me because I’m usually pretty good at keeping up with releases from the store with many of them residing in my closet already. I made a run for the store and instantly grabbed all of them because who knows when I may need this in another color down the road (pun intended of course). The fit is great and it also has materials to give it an extra special look with advanced lighting much like the leggings I paired it with.

On that note though I think I am going to leave you all with the credits and at least say that if anyone might be interested in the face pain I have on it is one that’s been retired for quite a while so it’s something that unfortunately cannot be purchased. Hopefully though someone will come along and and perhaps make an newer version that could be even better.

I am going to go find some more things to bundle up with and be back again soon providing I don’t freeze to death in the great freezover of 2019. Hope you’ve enjoy my brief little post and I look forward to getting back more into the swing of things in the next few days as February is now upon us. Until then be will, stay safe and treat others as you’d like being treated.

Best regards,

Brennan


LOCATION: Motorheadz Cafe

POSE: Poseidon Poses – Action Bike

BIKE: WetCat Poses – Part of Young Blood Pose Set

HAIR: Vango. – Aaron

JACKET: Lenox – Invader Jacket
SHIRT: Lenox – Mens T-Shirt Colors
PANTS: NOCHE – Leather Leggings (Black)
BOOTS: Versov – Molotov Boots (Full Black)

[#521] If It’s The Same For You, I’ll Just Hang

And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday
But if there’s nothing there to make things change
If it’s the same for you I’ll just hang

Matchbox Twenty, ♫Hang

In my previous post I spoke about how I didn’t have a soundtrack to back the post until after I had finished taking the photos and getting everything ready. This post is quite different because I had the soundtrack and idea before I even started to put the scene together so it was an easier session from start to finish; it’s also great that I get to feature one of my newest brands to join up with These Conversations Kill.

Kokoro Poses is now a part of the brands that I have the privilege and honor to blog for. I have some experience with their work from events such as Pose Fair and also The Men Jail to name a few. They have been around a while which is great because they are established and are known to be good at what they do (which is making poses of course). The last few poses before I became a blogger for them also prompted me to apply and I hope that I can do them justice.

Backtracking a little bit here and going back to how soundtracks relate to how I put together my scenes for blogs is usually pretty simple, I take the mood of a song or simply something in their lyrics and apply it to the photo that I’m taking and fashion the atmosphere to fit as best as possible. Also finding settings that might match the overall tone helps too but doesn’t always happen as bloggers have to make do with what we have access to.

Asuma is the latest pose pack from Kokoro Poses that depects smoking actions and while I’m not telling everyone to pick up a cigarette or voluntarily smoke (as I do not in the real world) but I really like the mood that these poses produce. There is a verse in the song I’m using that talks about smoking a cigarette outside and staying until it is gone and not only is that being considerate I feel but also that it opens up more of a dialogue for contemplating something heavy. The cigarette is kind of a crutch to help alleviate a crisis.

Kokoro Poses Asuma Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (proper viewer required to use)
  • 6 poses (including mirrors)
  • Poses 1 and 6 available only to the FATPACK
  • Mesh cigarette included for each pose and mirror
  • Exclusively @ Hipster Men’s Event until Sep. 16th!

A few days ago FaMESHed opened it’s doors back up for another round and for fans of Modulus there is extra reasons to be excited about this round with two different new hairstyles available to be purchased at the event. I am wearing “Julian” which is a short, wispy style (and sometimes my descriptions for hair styles aren’t the best so you’ll have to excuse me.) I chose this because I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t any strands of hair covering my face as you’ll see for my alternate photo close-up of the eyes I am wearing.

Modulus makes it easy to find a hairstyle that works with any kind of look you are going for or mood you are in with varieties of length to choose from; I highly doubt there is anyone who hasn’t bought a hair from this store but if not there are many events you can find them in and there is bound to be something for you so I recommend them highly.

Modulus Julian FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh alpha hair
  • 40 hair colors to choose from (5 color HUDs)
  • Left and Right hair choices
  • Integrated color picker within HUD for added customization

The Men Jail is also back for a fresh new round of goodies for the fellas to take a look at and over the last few rounds I have enjoyed being able to blog the facial hairs made by the store, Purfect. Most of them are mesh constructs but this round they have a beard applier which after I added to my face I really liked how it looked and gave me a more mature appearance (as opposed to without it).

Beards are definitely one of my favorite things to put into my looks because I always feel strange when I take photos without one that is unless I’m wearing some kind of face paint or makeup. Everyone has their own thoughts about their appearance and I’m one of those people who tends to not go without some kind of facial hair whether it be stubble or a full blown mountain man beard.

Purfect Beard 022 FATPACK features:

  • Catwa, LeLutka and Omega applier HUDs
  • 3 different styles to choose from
  • 6 different hair colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail from Sep 08th to the 28th

Cold-Ash is one of my favorite clothing stores on the grid and has been since they first came on the scene several years ago; to me they are to casual as what Deadwool are for dress clothes. That is a high compliment I feel because both brands respectively kill it with their products and whenever something new from Cold-Ash comes out I really go crazy in my mind with excitement to try and find the right situation to be able to blog it.

The “ELLIOT” short sleeve shirt is an untucked button down shirt with the first few buttons opened for added effect and even more sex appeal. I feel like anyone who wears this will definitely get some added attention. It pairs perfectly with the “Okauchee” pants from Lenox. This outfit as I’ve put it together was meant to be super casual and not super dressy.

Segueing right into the “Okauchee” pants from Lenox which was a smooth transition I have to admit, these slacks (or pants however you wish to go with that) are slightly rolled up at the bottom so you could wear ankle (or desert) boots or do what I did and show off your socks and oxfords (which are also by Lenox fyi). This outfit is a nice break from t-shirts and jeans or shorts that I’ve been wearing a lot because I do tend to wear those things a lot.

Here’s some details about the Cold-Ash and Lenox items!

Cold-Ash ELLIOT short sleeved shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 6 colors sold individually
  • 12 colors changeable via HUD (6 colors FATPACK bonus)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni), SLink Physique and TMP mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ TMD until September 30th

Lenox Okauchee Pants FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 11 fabric colors changeable via HUD
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Uber until the 22nd of September!

For this post I decided to do a bit of a test with a secondary photo with a full outfit shot. With the help of green screening (which I do not use often) and a nice background pattern, I am also showing a close-up of one of the latest eye releases from Go&See. “Ares” is a really detailed set and there and all of the options that it comes with are all very cool.

When it comes to eyes there really isn’t much to say or describe other than that I recommend them very highly and many of the Go&See eye products are good for rpg’s and also for every day use.

Go&See Ares Eyes features:

  • Appliers for CATWA and Genus Project eyes
  • Mesh eyes included
  • 10 styles to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until Sep. 15th

That about does it for this blog entry but I finally was able to share my exciting news about landing a new brand partner and featuring them for the first time as a blogger. I also was able to include some of my other favorite brands that I blog for as well together to create a look that I am truly pleased with as that is how it should be.

More to come from my favorite events and brands so be sure to check back to see what I’m up to as you never know what you’ll find on these pages. Time to go enjoy the rest of this weekend and begin staging my next idea. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Julian Hair ✦ NEW @FaMESHed (09/0109/27)
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Ares Eyes ✦ NEW @ M.O.M (08/2009/15)
FACE: Not Found – James (Tone 2) ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Beard 022 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (09/0809/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ELLIOT Short Sleeve Shirt ✦ NEW @ TMD (09/0509/30)
PANTS: Lenox – Okauchee Pants FatPack ✦ NEW @ Uber (08/2509/22)
SHOES: Lenox – Oxford Shoes FATPACK ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) Asuma FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (08/2309/16)

[#488] The Nights

Once upon a younger year,
When all our shadows disappeared,
The animals inside came out to play.
Went face to face with all our fears,
Learned our lessons through the tears,
Made memories we knew would never fade.

Avicii, ♫The Nights

While I may not be the most knowledgeable about the life and music of Avicii, I do know that whenever a someone from the music community passes away it has a profound affect on those whose listen and feel their work. I’ve been an audiophile for most of my life and there have been many brilliant lights that have dimmed for a variety of reasons and the effect of their loss is very profound even if we as fans had never had any real correspondence with them.

They all sting and they all hurt.

Lately I’ve been taking a listen to Avicii’s work and the genre is not a specific favorite I can see why he had so many fans because you could feel the passion in what he did and the theme I chose for this post was something I took a deeper look into and the words in it which really get you to think on a higher level. It was a tragic end to a dream come true for someone so skilled and talented at what he did and on behalf of your fans I thank you for your contributions and for having been able to share the universe with you.

At Uber, Native Urban released a jacket in memory of Tim Bergling (Avicii) and I think it is a fitting and fantastic product that I definitely have enjoyed wearing. The “Bergling” Jacket comes with quite a few options such as 12 different colors of leather and the included t-shirt has 10 different color options including an graphic tee with an excerpt from “The Nights” which serves as the soundtrack to this post and I suggest if you have not heard this song to click the link and give it a listen with an open mind and an open heart.

You will find the “Bergling” Jacket has sizes to fit Belleza, Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique male mesh bodies.

The pants I am wearing can also be found at the Uber event and are from the Lenox store which I’ve featured a time or two in previous blogs. I enjoy their work and most of the time when they have a new release that I like I tend to always buy the FATPACK because I know I will use more than one option than what I bought it for at the time.

The “Moto Jeans” come in 6 leather types and are sold both as single pairs or as a FATPACK that includes all the colors. As you can see I am wearing the black version of the pants because I felt that is what worked best with the type of leather I chose to wear on the jacket. These leather pants come fitted for Belleza (Jake), Nyramith (Aesthetic), and Signature (Gianni) male bodies.

Uber runs until the 21st of May so you still have just under a week to go check it out. The “Bergling” Jacket will move to the Native Urban main location and marketplace on the 22nd of May in case you miss out on the event.

The hairstyle that I am sporting comes from one of my longest standing blog partners, Modulus, and this is one that you will not want to miss.

The “Shawn” hair is currently available at FaMESHed but there is a catch, it is a limited edition so once the event ends you will not see this product again ever. It will not be sold on the marketplace or in their store. This hair is the first to also introduce new hair tones which have gone from 25 to a whopping 40 in all which gives you that much more flexibility when it comes to getting that right color for your style. What is also new about this release is it debuts the “roots” color pack which I am using in this blog entry and is only available for this release that raises the total to 48 hair tones in 6 HUD appliers with integrated tinting.

Future releases of Modulus hair will include the three extra hair tones which raises it from 5 to 8 in each hair coloring HUD. Just when you thought you were getting the best out of this brand they continue to up the anti and that is cause for some excitement. I also have heard rumblings of there being a new HUD that will allow alternate styling which if is true will really make them even more of a juggernaut in the hair market.

FaMESHed runs through May 27th so there is plenty of time to grab this one of a kind Modulus hair and I strongly encourage you to do so!

I think that while I am at a good point I am going to wrap this blog post up so I can start work on the next idea but before I do I want to make a mention that for the second straight blog I am using a pose created by WRONG. Seems that lately I have been finding a lot of uses for them and I enjoy using them as part of my posing repertoire. I also found myself photographing with one of the scenes at the very nicely put together Whole Wheat sim, which if you haven’t visited as a photographer you should. There are many great scenes which you could interpret your works and joining their group not only gives you the ability to rez out extra items (make sure to clean up afterwards!) but there are also group gifts to be had.

Once again I thank you for checking in on the blog and look forward to bringing my next visual and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Shawn Hair (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Native Urban – Bergling Jacket (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ Uber (04/2505/21)
PANTS: Lenox – Moto Jeans – Black ✦ NEW @ Uber (04/2505/21)

POSE: WRONG – Male Poses – 25

[#461] Psycho Killer

Psycho Killer
Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away

Psycho Killer♫ – Talking Heads

From time to time I just get these thoughts in my head about something I want to create visually for the blog but the fact is that some of it can be rather strange. Take for instance the blog I did where I introduced the world to “Chicken Stick” who was a man with a barbed wire bat and a chicken head who liked to randomly hang out around supermarkets at night after close and harass the employees.

Well in that vein I am at it again but with the help of the brand, katat0nik, I am bringing into the world The Creeps who are a take on Agony and Irony (only with creepy clown sack masks on their heads). I find it funny that a week or so after I came up with this idea in my head (either from a dream or just something random) because I found the masks on the Marketplace and had to have them, I start seeing these commercials for a sequel to an older movie, The Strangers, which had some random creepy people stalking a trailer park home or something. I don’t remember the complete details because I was doing something else when I saw the commercial. I just found it both strange and humorous how things like that happen.

After showing my brother Ethan the “Intruder Happy Clown” mask, he went to the katat0nik store to play the machine to get one for himself so I told him he could come be a part of the shoot that I had planned and gave him a slight idea about what it was going to be. He loved it but the only thing we needed was a female to terrorize (as aren’t most horror movies that way?” Luckily we were able to get our sister Sweet in on the fun so what makes this great for me is the photo shoot turned out to be a family affair which with various schedules we all have is not something that always happens.

Thank you Ethan and Sweets for putting up with my insanity!!!


Modulus was cool enough to release the “Macabre Alleyway” as a store release as it was at one time an exclusive only to the now defunct “Swag Bag” subscription service for guys. I fondly remember doing a collab with Nile Austin of the Double Trouble blog during the original blog post and I thought that was pretty good and creepy but with a new lease on life to those just being able to get their hands on this backdrop I had to up the anti on the creep factor and I feel like I did that. Kudos to you Chucky for bringing a great pose prop to the masses and allowing me to come up with something even more disturbing!

Most of my wardrobe are not new event items but they are very recent and are what I would consider new to store releases. Depending on the situation and if anyone I have in my blogs is wearing new event items I usually post their styles as well but neither Ethan or Sweet are but if anyone sees something they are interested in then don’t hesitate to drop me a line and I’ll get the information to you. This is one blog that doesn’t hold credits hostage!!!


I‘m a hooded sweatshirt guy (aka hoodie as most call them now) and I’ve really been digging the one that Lenox released not too long ago. It seems that a lot of the time they put out a release and if I like it then I just jump head first and get the FATPACK because I never truly known until the last minute what color I’m going to wear with it. For those of you that might not have it and are contemplating giving it a shot and are a fan of options as I am, the “Zip Hoodie” has 12 different colorways to choose from (11 solids and camo). This product is designed to fit Belleza, Signature (Gianni), and TMP male mesh bodies.

Since I was going with a with a random look for my creep, I had purchased the “Rutig” pants during TMD last month but couldn’t get this shoot pulled together before now. The thing I like best about these as they are like flared slacks and as a bonus for getting the FATPACK they offer 3 other patterns as a bonus to those who go all out. There are 7 different patterns that are sold individually (and 3 as a part of the FATPACK) which give you an option of 10 different styles of pants you can wear. Of the variety that is included I would wear all of them (and you might see them pop up again if an outfit calls for it) due to the fact that other than the checkered print that I have on now, there are plaids I really am very fond of. A job well done by Boys To The Bone who also made one of the hoodies I wore in a previous blog entry (that was not all that long ago). Fits for this product include Belleza and Signature (Gianni) male mesh bodies.

The RAINYDAY boots by VALE KOER were the perfect final touch for my look because I figured that someone that is creepy such as IRONY creep would be wearing boots like this. I’m not sure how well they are going to help with chasing down the potential victim but if he’s had plenty of practice then I’m sure they wouldn’t hinder him too badly. These may not be in the store quite yet but definitely check out other great VALE KOER footwear as you await their arrival.


To truly appreciate the creepiness of this blog entry I figured I would thrown in a better closeup of the “Inavader Happy Clown” Mask by katat0nik, which you can try to play the gacha machine for at their store. There are other great and interesting masks in the set so that is something I would highly recommend for those of you that are a little different like myself.

Without the help of both LOVEmeBRUTAL and LW Poses, my idea would not have been possible as the poses used from those two stores helped narrate the visual. Where else would you find two weird masked creepy clowns leap frogging over one another as they chase a woman down an insanely grungy alleyway that looks about as warped as the men themselves? Maybe in a horror movie perhaps?

One last thing as I wrap this up, I felt like the title of the song I used as the soundtrack to this post was appropriate for the narrative as well (as well as it is a really fun song to play in the Rock Band series of games but not easy to sing for those who are not great at French haha!) I’m looking forward to getting this posted and hitting social media so I can get ready for my coverage of TMD, FaMESHed, and of course the much anticipated SKIN FAIR!!!!

Onto the next conversation…

 


 



BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡


MASK: katat0nik – Intruder Happy Clown Mask RARE𝔊𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔞
HOODIE: Lenox – Zip Hoodie – FatPack
PANTS: BOYS TO THE BONE – Rutig Pants – Fatpack
BOOTS: VALE KOER – RAINYDAY BOOTS FATPACK ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡


BACKDROP: Modulus – Macabre Alleyway ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡


LOVEmeBRUTAL – Leap Frog
LW Poses – I Won’t Stop Running

 

[#438] Winter Wonderland

In the meadow, we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other kids knock him down

Winter Wonderland♫ – Harry Connick Jr.

It looks like I am going to get in at least one more post in 2017 (just a few hours now until the clock strikes midnight where I’m at). I thought I’d go out with something light and refreshing. A fun little shoot that I did with fellow blogger and sister-in-law, Lucie Bluebird-Lexington (of the Bluebird’s Song blog which you should totally check out) and my wife also joined in on the shoot. So thank you to both of you ladies for helping me round out another exciting year of blogging.


I‘m featuring the pose you see the girls on which is by Image Essentials (a TCK brand partner). As you can see the two ladies are having fun coming down from a snow hill but they seem to be heading a bit auspiciously towards me and the snowman I built. I don’t see anything good coming from that but maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll manage to steer away from me at the last minute!


I wanted to give you guys a better view of the “Snow Day” pose and prop from Image Essentials. While I could have gotten on the saucer (or sled) or whatever you wish to call it, it is built more for females so I figured I’d let them have the fun on this one, as I’ve got just about the entire year to photograph myself. I’m still in the main shot and a few of the alternate takes so it comes full circle in a way.


I had not planned my outfit to be the same brand but when I saw the Parka from Lenox at The Men’s Department, I decided to venture to their store and found the pants and boots which felt perfect for my cold weather outdoors weather look. I really liked these products so much that I did purchase the FATPACKS for all of them so that I could wear this combination in other color options when the mood strikes me.


I wanted to keep this short and sweet because I know most people won’t probably be seeing this until tomorrow or maybe sometime way later depending on when they recover from their New Years celebration. Once again I would like to thank you the readers for your continued support and also to those who have given me advice and support throughout the whole year and also through this entire blogging process. You are more valuable then I could ever truly say. Join me in 2018 for more adventures and I’ll be seeing you out there in the shops and events!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Vango. Vince – Naturals @ M.O.MNEW

For the past several rounds of Men Only Monthly, I’ve seen this newer brand called Vango release hair. I liked the hair but I just had similar styles from other brands in what they were releasing so I did not bite at the time. At this current round they have a hair out with a version that includes a beanie and one without it. I chose to purchase the style with the beanie as it fit the look I was going for. With that I also picked up the Naturals pack so that I’d have the basic colors of hair you usually see around. It’s a nicely made product and definitely steers me in their direction for the future.

HEADCATWA – Victor ⚜ NEW
EYESAG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACEStray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET⊱ Lenox Parka @ TMDNEW (Last Day!)

Parka jackets are very well one of your best friends if you live in a cold weather climate. I personally have one myself and that is why I decided to pick this item up at TMD. With the FATPACKS being so affordable I couldn’t help myself but to get all of the colors so that I can change it up if I use it in more than one wintery shoot (which is very possible). This item goes well with other Lenox products such as the wool sweater that I am wearing as well as the flannel shirts they sell. The coat itself does not have a shirt option included so you will have to find an appropriate add-on (unless you prefer to wear it bare chested).

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

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

I previously blogged this item twice (once by itself and another with the Lenox “Adept” Coat). It has a version that is cut specifically in the front to accommodate the Parka.

PANTSLenox Chino Pants

Staying within the Lenox brand as I did a little shopping after buying the Parka, I found these really great Chinos. You can purchase 9 different colorways or pick them all up in a convenient FATPACK (which will cut you a deal by making it less than it would if you bought just a few single colors). These are definitely a great pair of pants to own and can be useful for a variety of social gatherings or if you’re just going out to the store.

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

BOOTSLenox Irish Setter Boots

These boots are something I would liken to not only winter boots but also something you would find someone wearing if they were hunters or ice fisherman so they certainly are working out well for the winter in-world as well. With 8 different color styles to choose from (or do like I did and grab the FATPACK to have them all) you are sure to be able to look your best out there in the frigid temperatures.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies. (Each version comes in rigged and un-rigged)

SNOWMAN⊱ .LollyGag. Mesh Snowman – 3 Shades – Red ⚜ Marketplace

There’s really not much to say about this fun guy but he makes for good yard decor for your wintery locale. This version comes with three different shades of red scarf and hat band. Definitely worth the price (as it is super affordable) so check out the Marketplace link above and take one for yourself!!!

HAIRTruth: Farryn Hair – Multitone 1
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESIzzie’s Winter Eyes Green/Brown
FACELAQ – Luna (1.0)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v4.1

VEST/DRESSCoco – Nordic Sweater Dress/Puffer Vest Navy/Grape
LEGGINGSCoco – Comfy Leggings – Navy
BOOTSMaitreya – Jazz boots – Faded Maroon (Christmas Gift)

HAIRTruth – Delaney
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESBuzzeri – Ocean
FACELAQ – Luna (1.5)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v4.1

COATRebel Hope – Charlize Coat (Plum)
LEGGINGSNeve – Zeezee Leggings
BOOTSMaitreya – Stagioni Boots

IE – Snow Day v1 (b)

A very cool sled (or saucer) with pose prop included that will make for some winter fun photographs. This item is not a part of any events but you can find it at the Image Essentials main location or you can search their items on the Marketplace storefront. You can also try going out of the box and have the fellas take the handles or passenger seat.

Animosity – Quan (3)

[#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)