[#417] When You’re On Easy Street

And we’re breaking out the good champagne
We’re sitting pretty on the gravy train
And when we sing every sweet refrain repeats…

Easy Street” – The Collapsable Hearts ClubListen

For my second Halloween post I thought I would bring some people back down memory lane (which may make them a bit terse) by choosing a theme that was a part of one of the most mind shattering moments of season 7 of The Walking Dead. The dreaded song that kept repeating over and over to torture and try to break Daryl Dixon. After the episode aired the song went viral and probably not for the better. So in my own crazy way I’m bringing it back to remind you!

While I probably should have saved the theme for an actual zombie apocalypse type scene, I just couldn’t pass up how quirky the song was for the feel I was putting together for this shoot. With a crazy murderous fowl on the loose, it certainly made a great combination in my mind.

For this session, I took a lot of different photos with various angles and lighting but what you are seeing on this blog entry are the best of the best after minor post-processing. I don’t usually try to overdo anything because then it completely changes the composition of what was originally intended.

Avi-Glam has kindly provided two different products (a skin and eyes) for me to feature and give my thoughts on. The entry also features many items from the current (and still open) TMD event which has about a week or so left before they close it off to begin switching things out for the next round.

This entry also features goods from Men Only Monthly and The Epiphany which has some really great Gacha machines to play with exclusive items to collect before they are gone for good once the round is over.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my second submission for the Halloween 2017 series of photos. I still have more to come in the next few posts (including a collaboration that I am extremely excited about). Another adventure in the books and please be sure to check out the styling credits below. Get your shopping on and I’ll see you again soon.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR+elua+ Quinn
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ AG. Natural Eyes @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

6 new eye colors are available for you to take a peak at during the newly opened round of Shiny Shabby. The applier HUD (and I’ll list compatibility here in a second) with some of the eyes gives you the option to choose which eye you wish to color or you can apply it to both eyes as well as what pupil size. Mixing and matching is possible which I think can be unique in many instances.

Compatible with: Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega (as well as included mesh eyeballs)

FACEAG. Noah Skin

This skin is for the LeLutka Andrea bento head. Noah has a youthful appearance with 8 skin tones to suit most people’s requirements. The applier HUD has 3 brow color options (along with a non-brow option). There is the option to buy an accompanied shape as well if you choose not to use your own.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SWEATER⊱ Lenox Wool Sweater @ TMDNEW

A very nicely detailed sweater which is something I’d definitely wear in the colder months as I am from a part of the US that tends to get some rather special weather during the winter months. Even though in the virtual world hot/cold doesn’t tend to factor, a lot of people treat their surroundings just like their own real locations. The cool thing about this sweater is you can wear it along with the coat that is also available at TMD this month.

Compatible with: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP.

PANTS⊱ ::K:: Levi Jodhpurs Herringbone Tweed-Gray @ TMDNEW

Sometimes not featuring a product right away can be a good thing. I had not used these for anything right when I bought them at the opening of this months TMD. I received a message with an update from Kitt Ragu himself and we had a nice little conversation. It’s those kinds of things that will be a reason that I will continue purchasing and blogging ::K:: branded items. Kitt took the time to personally send out the update to those who purchased them. Such a class act!

These pants come with two types (one of them a shorter leg length for use with boots I am imagining) and also has a belt as well.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature and SLink.

BOOTS::ROC:: Martens Boot! Mid

BACKDROPtaikou / gaien market backdrop

This backdrop scene is really a phenomenal build, with great details and textures. It was a part of the previous months round of Kustom9 and I purchased it towards the end of the round so I was not able to use it before they closed it to begin setting up for this month’s round. Personally I feel like it helped build the kind of gritty late night atmosphere or someone closing up shop for the night only to be met by a creepy presence.

JACKET⊱ COMPLEX / JACKET / W-B @ M.O.MNEW

This lightweight hooded parka comes in 6 different colors (worn in gray color). Two bonus colors are included in a fatpack that also has a HUD in which you can change the color of various parts of the jacket to your desired look.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature and SLink male mesh bodies.

JEANS⊱ INVICTUS – Button Jeans – Jeans @ M.O.MNEW

Nicely made basic roll-up jeans that come in 6 denim colors (which the model is wearing the regular blue denim color). A fatpack is also available if you like all of the colors and want to get them at a discounted price.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male mesh bodies. Also included is a regular fitmesh size for classic avatars.

SHOES-NOeditiON- SuperStar – Yellow

MASK⊱ *katat0nik* (yellow) Cockface Mask @ The EpiphanyNEW

When I first saw the advertisment for this Gacha at The Epiphany, I thought it was one of the oddest and most unique things I’ve come across in a while and just had to find a way to incorporate it into a scene. The particular head I used reminds me a lot of the well known to baseball fans “San Diego Chicken” mascot…even though it is meant to be a rooster, it’s still fowl (or is that foul? I kid I kid).

BAT⊱ Inkside – Barbed Wire Baseball Bat ♯ Marketplace

This mesh prop comes with an automatic shoulder lean pose but it also works with other poses that includes baseball bats. This item is clearly inspired by “Lucille” the she-devil sidekick to the nefarious Negan of The Walking Dead. This was a pretty cool marketplace find to help pull together a strange scene.

IE – Choices (3)
Del May – Kneel Pose
[ t.s.t ] Slugger Pose Pack ♯ Marketplace

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[#397] Then Say No More…

I’ve been building scars up
Putting flames out with my fingers
Tell me when my times up
So my hope no longer lingers

This Is The Sound” – The ExiesListen

Sometimes when you become inspired by fashion or even a pose set and you are eager to get right into it you hope that when you finish the final result meets whatever expectation is in your head. I feel like with this particular session that it turned out as I expected and more. I really truly honestly love the raw emotion that flowed through when I put this together. You may even agree with me that it could be one of my best offerings in a while. Everything I used made this come together just as I had hoped it would.

Even though I haven’t put these items in the full credits I wanted to give honorable mention to the little items that helped make up the scene for this photo shoot. The round table I used is the “Barrel Table Redwood” by Trompe Loeil, the ashtray is a part of the “Lyla” bar set from [Fetch], the bottles are from a set by {Theosophy} which is no longer available, the store sadly is no more. Lastly the lighter is a part of a pose set called “Blow Smoke” by WetCat Poses. All of these items set the tone for what I was looking for as part of the theme. As I said it does have a bit of raw emotion to it and we’ve all at one point in time or another have felt like pain helps take away other issues surrounding us and some display it differently and in harmful ways which I do not condone, I’ll just put that out there.

This entry features items from The Men’s Department, the newest round of Man Cave, and also On9. Each one of those events are full of great finds, buys, and things that you may find hard to pass up. I will leave you with the credits and maybe catch you out and about, you just never know. Until next time, as always stay stylish fellas!

HAIRMithral * Cashew (Variety)

This item was one I picked up at Hair Fair this year but didn’t have the exactly look or idea for it until now. I’ll be honest that it is a hair that was created with females in mind but with minimal effort, I made it work for me or any other fella that wants a longer hair and is not a fan of any out there on the market. I purchased the variety pack as sometimes I do like to switch things up so it made it the most logical for me in deciding on the purchase.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Skye Eyes @ On9NEW

Another set of vibrant eyes from MESANGE that come in 15 different iris colors via an Omega enabled HUD or by mesh eyes themselves. You can get these at the current round of On9. Thank you to MESANGE for being a sponsor of this little corner of the interwebs.

FACE⊱ Stray Dog – Marvin – TONE 02 @ TMDNEW

I’m finally wearing a new skin from Stray Dog that fits my style. Marvin is actually styled for a red headed avatar but you can wear it without brows or freckles and do your own thing, which is what I’ve done here. I really like this look even though in this scene I tend to look a bit on the angry side. This product is a Catwa applier and comes in three different tones; it also comes with a brow and body shape to use.

MOUSTACHEKauna – Bento Moustache: Shape A
FACEKauna – Bento Beard: Shape A
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ TonkTastic – Cotton Tee @ MAN CAVENEW

TonkTastic is a brand that has been around a long time, I remember one of my first pairs of combat boots were made by this store. They are still very relevant today and have just done a collaboration with Hermony to bring us this really awesome shirt. There are four different packs to purchase which come with a HUD that you can combine each of the shirt designs which allows you to have an abundance of choices. Sizes included are Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic Avis, Signature, SLink, and TMP. This is really a great everyday shirt to do just about whatever you want in.

JEANS⊱ Lenox Disruptor Jeans @ TMDNEW

I am a jeans and t-shirt guy for the most part because when I’m not really doing a shoot or having to wear fancier clothing I just like to relax and look comfortable as I would in the real world. So I needed to find a pair that would go well with the shirt I had in mind. I realized I had picked these up at TMD and hadn’t found an outfit to match them with so it was naturally a good fit. These jeans have built in boxers (which you can change from 6 different designs or remove them with the included HUD). There are 9 denim colors to choose from as well and come fitted for avatars that own Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink, or TMP bodies. There is also an option for a bootcut version for the boot wearing crowd.

SHOES[VALE KOER] LIFTOFF TRAINERS

RING⊱ [DF] Keyboard Ring ♯ Marketplace

I am a fan of jewelry of all types in the real world and I’ve been trying to figure out ways to bring that into the virtual one. I was looking around on the marketplace and happened upon this ring. Being the fan of music that I am as well, the piano keys spoke to me and I knew I just had to have it. I really like the promise that bento rings have and how they actually move with your fingers in poses and AOs which they did not do before bento.

RINGS⊱ Ysoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace

This set of rings caught my eye as well as I was browsing and the options available really made it worth taking the time to make the purchase. There are plenty of metal colors and for the rings with gems on them, there are options of many colors as well. The package includes a set for each hand and through the HUD you can even hide the rings you do not want to wear if you are feeling specific. I really hope Ysoral continues to make cool rings because I will return to their shop in the future.

SKYBOX⊱ *Drot* Apt Zero @ MAN CAVENEW

Drot has mostly been associated with being a creator of hair and other accessories but they’ve gotten into the build game and have been releasing prefabs and skybox’s such as “Apt Zero” for the Man Cave event. I really loved the old abandoned look of this. It had that dark effect that I wanted to utilize as well. Major kudos to Drot for putting out a really cool skybox seting.


FOXCITY – Mens Just Psycho (Fatpack Exclusive/6) @ On9NEW

This was the center piece of this photo/look/blog. When I first saw the advertisement for this it caught my eye. It gave me the chills a little bit because of all the unhinged type of things I could create with it. While you can buy each pose separate why would you when you get the exclusive pose with the Fatpack. I remember at one time watching a movie where someone was putting a knife between their fingers really fast while drinking to see if they would make a mistake and put the knife in their hand; this pose replicates that image. I am sure a lot of interesting pictures can be created with this set and there is also a female version as well to purchase.