[#609] Touch, Peel And Stand

 

Yes I’ve finally found a reason
I don’t need an excuse
I’ve got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse

Days Of The New, ♫Touch, Peel and Stand♫

 

Sometimes when looking through things that come through as review packs from some of the partnerships I have there are things that I usually know that there will be a few things that will likely not end up on the blog because of my comfort zone but I’ve been trying more as of late to work outside of it. This blog is visual proof of that and I am not sure how I feel about it quite yet but my initial impression is favorable.

Hitting a small stride on the naughty side, I have some items from The Men Jail that definitely fall within the category of outside of my normal stylings. I’m going to start out with the “FiDa Shorts” by Cubura. This very small shorts accentuate a certain part of the male anatomy in a very defining way especially if choosing some of the lighter colors that come in the HUD from the FATPACK.

I have to say that idealistically they are a tad snug (you’re welcome for that nugget of info).

Another thing that I don’t normally feature in my posts is decor but the “Sadistic Pleasure Rack” by Short Leash helped me come up with an overall idea for what I wanted to do with the pic which was delve into the kinky side of the world. There’s plenty of tools (not really sure if that is the right terminology but oh well don’t shoot the messenger) hanging on the rack to ideally make for an interesting night. Yes it might only be for show but it’s very detailed and would be a great addition to someone’s “play room” if you catch my drift.

Cubura – FiDa Shorts

  • Original mesh
  • 24 colors to choose (Briefs and edges)
  • 4 button metal colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and V-Tech (Maitreya) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Short Leash – Sadistic Pleasure Rack

  • Original mesh
  • Realistic kinky tools hanging upon a wall rack
  • “The Pleasure Is All Mine” adorns the top
  • Resizable item
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

From the Skin Fair I am wearing the “Vergil Skin” from Kooqla which is a store that I am vaguely familiar with but had never really tried their products before. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found with the detail of the skin as well as the range of skin tones (of what I am wearing tone 03). The body skin has just the right musculature.

In addition to that also gave myself an edgier look with the “Fade To Black Tattoo” by MooLoo Body Art. There are so many good things to say about this tattoo…such as I like the clouds and moon up by the collarbone/shoulder area as well as the portrait bust of one of my favorite authors, Edgar Allen Poe, adorned right on the back leg.

I really see wearing this tattoo on a more consistent basis in the near future which is not a usual modus operandi of mine (I do not usually wear tattoos all the time or for more than a few days). With each new release I continue to become more and more impressed by MooLoo and in my opinion the store can hang with the heavyweights like Dappa, Speakeasy and even Bolson.

Kooqla – Vergil Skin

  • Five tones (001-04 sold seprately)
  • CATWA head skin and Belleza body skin (also sold separately)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

MooLoo Body Art – Fade To Black Tattoo

  • Fresh and Faded body appliers
  • Applier HUD for the following:
  • Belleza (Female and Male)
  • Maitreya
  • Omega
  • Signature
  • SLink
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 03/24/19

There were likely a lot of song choices I could have used to be the backing but I dug into my magical bag of music knowledge and pulled out a gem from the late 90’s. This song was likely one of the only songs that trended at that time for Days Of The New but at the time it got a lot of radio airplay as I recall having heard it a lot on the weekends when I could stay up longer and listened to music before falling asleep.

I feel like it has an element to it that fits with the scheme of the blog and who knows maybe it was written for situations such as this? Music unless the writer explicitly says what it is…is open to interpretation. Whichever the case is, it works for me and I’ve now hammered out another blog that I can put to rest and leave all of you with the style credits.

Time to relax a little and get ready for the weekend I hope everyone has some great things planned and until I return with some fun new items I hope everyone takes care. Laterrrrrrrrrrrr!

 

And now I stand, and I peel for more.
Won’t you touch me touch me, I won’t let it go

 

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Male Poses – 21

HAIR: Burley – Dorian
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2
SKIN: Kooqla – Vergil (Tone 03) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: MooLoo Body Art (Store / MP) – Fade To Black @ Skin FairNEW

SHORTS: Cubura – FiDa Shorts @ The Men JailNEW

SKYBOX: llorisen – Keating Skybox
CHAIR: Violetility – Junk Armchair (Damaged)
TOOLS: Short Leash – Sadistic Pleasure Rack @ The Men JailNEW
NEON: Seven Emporium – Sinners

 

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[#528] The Luckiest

Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

Ben Folds, ♫The Luckiest♫

Continuing with my latest series of light and feel good photos, I didn’t have my soundtrack for this blog until after I finished taking the photos for it. Sometimes I will just search on Google for songs that relate to an emotion and see what pages come up and listen to some of the results. This time I did a search for “songs about celebrating a relationship” and listened to a few selections but nothing could beat “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.

I’ve been familiar with Ben Folds music for decades as he’s been a solo artist as well as part of a quintet (Ben Folds Five) and some of his songs are nerdy but a fair amount of them really pack an emotional punch and that is what this song does. If anyone that does read this clicks the links to the videos that I post the links to in the quotation at the top you will know what I’m talking about. This song makes you think even with it’s quirk towards the end it is definitely a song that fits my search.

The “To Us” pose by Image Essentials is a good representation of celebrating a relationship between two people. A longing gaze from the gentleman as they both toast their happiness with on another is a special moment and a fine depiction. I had to make a few adjustments with my pose but little needed to be done otherwise. The props with the couples pose (the chair, two glasses of champagne, and the champagne bottle itself) are nicely done should definitely be looked at by any couple that wants to take a portrait to hang on the wall.

Image Essentials To Us Couples Pose (With Props) features:

  • Bento enabled couples pose (Bento viewer required to use properly)
  • Mesh couch contains poses (and added props)
  • Available @ Image Essentials flagship store

Hot off my previous blog where I featured the first of two new hair releases by Modulus from the 2018 edition of Hair Fair, I am rounding out the coverage for the store by wearing the “Elijah” short hair. I chose to use the same hairbase with this hair to add some depth as well. Compared to the Fraser hair I had on in the previous blog, this one is much shorter and a bit on the curly side as far as I can describe it to you; plenty of colors to choose from as always with Modulus as well.

With four days left of this year’s Hair Fair to go…if you haven’t checked it out yet then what are you waiting for?

Modulus Elijah Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha next gen mesh
  • 5 different color HUDs available with 8 base colors in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Integrated color picker in each HUD for added customization
  • Left or right versions in package
  • Exclusively @ Hair Fair until October 7th!!!

The two above things are main features for this blog but I have to give mention to the recent BlankLine release from the September round of The Men’s Department. I am wearing the “KnitVestShirts” which I feel is a classic look and best fit the scene I had in mind when I was brainstorming it. I chose to go the FATPACK route with this because I wasn’t sure what color style I liked and having all the options (being able to color change the shirt, vest and tie allowed for me to come up with exactly what I wanted).

With more to come to the pages of this site I am going to thank those of you who visited and anyone who follows me on any of the social media outlets, it really is humbling hearing from those of you who I have never met talk about things I’ve posted. This blog is not just for me and anyone who has felt any of the feelings that have been expressed or have become inspired by the images or words, this is for you too.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


SKYBOX: llorisen – Wilby Pied-a-Terre Skybox v2

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – To Us ✦ NEW

:: What HE‘s wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Elijah Hair @ Hair FairNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT/VEST: BlankLine – KnitVest Shirts [FAT]
PANTS: BlankLine – Tapered Pants [Black] ✦ Previously Blogged
SHOES: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers ✦ Previously Blogged

:: What SHE’s wearing ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Lithe
HEAD: CATWA -Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: Giz Seorn – Gwyneth Dress
SHOES: Reign – Andii Heels

[#466] Highway To The Danger Zone

They never say “Hello” to you
Until you get it on the red-line overload
You’ll never know what you can do
Until you get it up as high as you can go

Kenny Loggins, ♫Danger Zone

Taking a step into a little bit of uncharted territory here with this blog entry. Not only am I trying different ways of lighting and post processing but also throwing a bit of decor in (even though it it not my strong point at all). I also decided to choose a soundtrack to this that fits maybe not in a traditional sense but more metaphorical.

Coming soon to the Illuminate event is the “Rogue Flare Ejection Seat” which is definitely not your average piece of furniture. This chair is rather unique with one of the features that gives it its name. 10 different sit animations and one very special one which literally ejects you into the air. As hard as it would be to capture an actual ejection from the chair, I simulated that part in my up close secondary shot for the sake of humor.

When this chair gets released you definitely need to check it out for yourself because it’s just too much fun.


Decorating as I said in my opening, is not something I’m very good at. Coming up with things and combining them to adding clutter as I’ve been told helps sometimes is just not where my expertise is. On thing I do know is that when I see something I like then I purchase it with the intention of using it either in my own home or as part of a set to help a blog scene along.

Llorisen has been around the grid for a while but I’ve only recently started snapping up some of their work and continue to look for other things as well. The wall frame is inspired by the comics and personally reminds me of Batman ’66 during the fight scenes. I first came across it as a Fifty Linden Friday item and couldn’t resist it and I was in awe of the quality. The build that is also a part of the scene is also from the store and is called the “Keating” skybox. This apartment style loft is just super amazing and I fully intend to do future scenes from it so I made sure I picked a spot that was away from an area I wanted to feature in the future. Both of these items are currently at their main location so check them out at the soonest convenience.


The Men’s Department has a lot of great items this month and probably more than I’ll be able to purchase or cover but you never know what will inspire me and pop up into a photo. For the second straight blog I’m wearing the BURLESON bracelet from {Cold-Ash}. I felt that the last picture didn’t give as good of a look as I wanted (with the tone of the photo being darker with the lighting). As far as bracelets go it is one of most well designed and crafted pieces of jewelry/accessories I’ve worn in a while.

Also from the event are the “BOJAN Sneakers” from Not so Bad. These low top shoes come in three different colors but if you pick up the FATPACK you get a HUD to give them even more customization. Being able to change the color of the sole, laces, side stripe, tongue, and back patch is definitely a nice added touch to be able to do. Gives the shoes a bit more life than just a few wears because you can style them to fit your look/theme. The sneakers come in sizes for Belleza, Signature (Gianna), TMP and classic avatars with a resize HUD also included.

Uber is the destination to hit if you’re looking for some newness from [Deadwool], who released their “Tweed Trousers” at the monthly event. Most of the colors border darker fabrics (grays and blacks etc) and there is even a bonus for purchasers of the FATPACK and I decided to really treat myself to getting one since it’s been a while (plus it helped that I had some stored up credit from the holidays woooo!) The pants come sized for those with Belleza, Signature (Gianni) and SLink male bodies.

As I wrap this up I think that the inspiration and humor that I put into this scene really did a world of good. I mean it’s not everyday that someone gets hurled up into the air on purpose (or is it accident I’m not sure to be honest?) It also felt good that I created an image that didn’t have tons of dark lighting/mood and had sunlight in it. I’m definitely liking that I can do more than just that it’s just encouraging myself to vary from what is safe for me. I’ll also be posting a different type of photo for this shoot on Flickr (a composite of the two images) to be able to show every bit of what I did. More from the Skin Fair is to come as there are just about 10 days left of the event. Time for me to hit the road…

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Lock&Tuft – Spudly (Variety) ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} MONTANA Tee – SUMMER ✦ Previously Blogged
BRACELET: {COLD-ASH} BURLESON Bracelet ✦ NEW @ TMD
PANTS: [Deadwool] Tweed Trousers – Extra ✦ NEW @ Uber
SHOES: not so bad – BOJAN Sneakers ✦ NEW @ TMD

CHAIR: {Q-Essentials} Yellow Rogue Flare Ejection Seat ✦ NEW @ Illuminate (Coming 03/18!)
FRAME: llorisen – Long Narrow Frames – Comics (H)
BUILD: llorisen – Keating Skybox