[#626] At The Car Wash

 

Working at the car wash
Working at the car wash, yeah
Come on and sing it with me, car wash
Sing it with the feeling now, car wash yeah

Rose Royce, ♫Car Wash♫

 

Even if the weather hasn’t been as cooperative as I’d like, I know that I can jump to the virtual world and enjoy throwing together a scene with summer vibes. Pretty soon around the corner all the guys will be in shorts and tank tops and the girls will be in their bikini’s at the beach so what’s better than having a bit of fun with a car wash?

You can find just about everything that could be thought of at Pose Fair much like the “Get Wet 02” couples pose by CuCa Designs and “East Side Parking Lot Backdrop” from IlluZion. CuCa Designs released several different compatible pose sets to go with the backdrop for the event. Summer fun can be easily kicked off with any of the sets but I really thought this pose that Brenna and I are using was a lot of fun.

I probably look not very enthusiastic about getting sprayed with water but we had a lot of fun so that’s what matters isn’t it?

CuCa Designs – Get Wet 02

  • Bento static couples pose
  • Adjustable by built in script
  • Mesh hose rezzes upon use by both avatars
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 05/25/19

IlluZion – East Side Parking Lot Backdrop (Wet)

  • Original Mesh Build
  • Dry version also available
  • Car can be color changed via click (many colors to choose from)
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 05/25/19

Man Cave is still open until this weekend which gives all you guys time to give it a look and one of the cool things you’ll find their is a new ‘do by lock&tuft called “David”. It’s a short length that is just long enough to have a few splayed wisps which is a change from the longer styles I had been wearing in several of my last couple posts.

A lot of the time I don’t step out of my usual color comfort zone but I am this time by choosing a more golden blonde tone that I was easily able to match my beard with. It’s not a requirement mind you but I generally at least like my hair and beard to look similar (Eyebrows are a bit tougher to get exactly right so those stayed as they were).

lock&tuft – David

  • Original Mesh
  • Resize script built into hair
  • 5 color HUDS with dozens of colors
  • Man Cave Exclusive until 05/11/19

Some notes for the rest of the non feature specific items for this blog that are new include the new Longline Tanktop by Tonktastic that I grabbed while I was at the Anthem event. Finding excellent fitting and stylish clothing from this store is like a snap and I really like the praying skeleton design with the stars (it also doesn’t hurt that it’s in monotone colors which is kinda my thing). For those of you who picked up the recent hoodie collab with Hermony, there is a really affordable add-on with the longline tanktop so you can add your shirts to the HUD for even more wear-ability.

A new pair of low top sneakers from Semller have also hit the shelves of The Men’s Department, I didn’t necessarily have these in my budget but I made an acception to get the full package because of all the different options it had and the amount of faces that could be recolored by the included HUD. One of my fave options about them is that you can wear them with the laces out or tucked in which helps with various styles of jeans. This is definitely something I’d like to see more designers doing because I have not seen much of it (and if there are a lot of products out there of that type then I am likely very blind! Haha)

Brenna has a few new things as well which I’m sure the ladies might like to hear about. For those that are members of TRUTH’s VIP group there are two new VIP styles one of which is on the wall in the store and the other is in the group itself as an attachment for a limited amount of time. “Horizon” is the limited time hair that you can get in the group notices and is a full pack with every color and different style variations in the hair. For those not in their group there is a minimal fee to it but for the amount of perks you get it’s well worth it and you can trust me on it.

The bikini Brenna is wearing is new to FaMESHed this month by Baiastice. The Aura Bikini is definitely hot enough to melt asphalt and maybe I’m not really supposed to say that but I truly don’t care as I appreciate the detail and the features that this item has. Each color/pattern variation has a dry or wet sheer version in the package so it definitely works either way for a day at the beach or even the car wash.

I always enjoy taking photos with Brenna as they are always a lot of fun; they also turn out well too!

 

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
Helen Keller

POSE: CuCa Designs – Get Wet 02 @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: illuZion – East Side Parking Lot Backdrop (Wet) @ Pose FairNEW

My Style

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – David @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Norman (Tone 01) @ A+ EventNEW
BEARD: LeLutka – Hip Hip Hooray Beard

TANKTOP: Tonktastic – Sleeveless Longline / Praying Black @ AnthemNEW
JEANS: Tonktastic – Tapered Pants / Denim Contrast
SHOES: SEMLLER – Canvas Low Tops (FatPack) @ TMDNEW

Brenna’s Style

HAIR: Truth – Horizon (VIP Gift) ✦ NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – AIda
SKIN: TheSkinnery – Michele
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

BIKINI: Baiastice – Aura Bikini @ FaMESHedNEW

 

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[#617] Cause It’s Taking My Life Away

 

They reach beside
A leech to find
I dreamed of this so long
This used to feel so strong

Default, ♫(Taking My) Life Away♫

 

For the last couple days I felt like I was in a very small creative block (or hole). I had an outfit (which I changed a little bit from the original plan) but no real idea what kind of scenery I wanted but I had a bit of a resurgence and took a few things I had not used yet and combined it with some new things and the results were actually as good as I hoped they’d be.

Default (the band) has always been high on my list of Canadian musicians that I’ve enjoyed listening to since as long as I can remember. One of the memories I have as a late teenager (yeah I hate putting a date on myself but can’t properly tell a story without it), going to see the band at a summer festival before they had truly made it big nationally. One of the things that I enjoy is being able to say that I’ve been a fan of a band before they hit big. It’s a small brag of course but it’s kinda cool to discover stuff before the majority (there are several bands I can say this about that are very popular currently).

The formation of the idea of this blog kinda has been circling in my brain long before this (I just didn’t know how I wanted to implement it). Tucking ideas away for a rainy day is something I do often and that way when a pose set or a backdrop comes out that fits the mold then I take advantage of what there is to work with. The Men Jail is set to open next week and Lush Poses is releasing two new pose sets and the one I am using for this scene is called “Shinedown” which is also the name of a band that I love so this just makes this that much better for me.

“Shinedown” is a set of 6 poses to which some of them have mirrors but the gist of these poses is that they are laying poses (most of which are from a face down position with one being a face up pose). I think that it played into the part of the song that speaks of dreaming as I found a really cool and colorful bed by Kei Spot from the Zodiac event to contrast the color of my clothing which I’ll get into here in a moment.

The last few months I’ve seen the poses that Lush Poses creates have impressed me and I’ve been able to hammer out some nice photos using them this one included. My advice would be to look them up on Flickr or visit The Men Jail when it opens on April 08th and find out yourself just what I’m talking about.

LUSH Poses – Shinedown Pose Set

  • Bento poses (requires bento enabled viewer)
  • 6 different poses (some with mirror versions)
  • Fatpack includes Static, single poseballs and a pose stand
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail starting on 04/08/19

Lapointe & Bastchild (more specifically it’s SWEAR label) has a “henley” that many of you probably already have but if you don’t then I might have added something to your shopping list for this weekend. The attention that this store gives to its items as far as HUDs with many colors to choose from giving many options to pair with just about any color pants or denim jeans.

I know that I’ll be able to pair it with just about anything because it fits really great which is also another reason why L&B is one of my favorite stores. While now I am a blogger for them but going along with what I’ve said concerning Default, I’ve been a fan of there’s for a long time (years to be exact). The interactions I’ve had with both owners as well as their customer service over the time is everything a store should be, they treat their customers right.

For my outfit I paired the shirt with the latest pair of jeans from TORI TORRICELLI named the “Atlas Jeans”. While I am predominantly a blogger now that is on a budget, being in the group I was able to get a discount on the FATPACK before the April round of TMD even begins (which is where it will be at starting later today 04/05).

Going with a shade of blue for the shirt and the purple into an acid washed style of the jeans was just the right contrast to set the scene with the Kei Spot bed. Everything came together nicely and I’m really proud of the results of this scene/photo.

L&B SWEAR – Henley

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 28 different colors to choose from
  • Fitted for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt + Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Get it now at the L&B SWEAR mainstore!

TORI TORRICELLI – Atlas Jeans (Fatpack)

  • Original Mesh
  • Belt-Chain Add-On Included
  • HUD contains 30 denim color options, 5 chain add-on metal colors and 6 graphic prints
  • Fitted for Aesthetic (Enzo), Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Coming to The Men’s Department on 04/05/19

One last piece that I utilized that is not a new product but as a lock&tuft blogger I am going to give it some love because I myself love this hair. The “Ruined” hair has a bit of age on it but it still stands up to the test of time and there are not as many colors in the pack as their are in current hair products but there are still many staple colors that make it worthwhile.

This hair also comes with a blindfold which is not show here but it is meant for the kink crowd (as there are some rather naughty words printed on said blindfold). I like this hair because it’s a longer hair that’s just the right length and doesn’t cover my face for the type of shot I wanted to take here. I’m all for older releases of hairs and I’ve had this hair for a good while, obviously long before I began to blog for the store.

lock&tuft – Ruined Hair (FatPack)

  • Original mesh
  • 60 different hairs (3 different HUDs)
  • Blindfold version included
  • HUD for Blindfold contains 4 different sayings (8 colors per saying)
  • Grab it right now at the lock&tuft mainstore!

On that note I think I have covered all the things I wanted to cover and hope that a few people find this post useful and even potentially check out some of what I’ve blogged here. Blogging the items I enjoy is very much worthwhile and I believe in them or why would I blog them? So much great things out there right now events wise.

I’ll get to what I can so that you stay apprised of what’s out there in the virtual world. Until the next time I will catch you on the flipside!

 

Deep down it hides

 

POSE: LUSH Poses – Shinedown @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Towerblock Room
BED: Kei Spot – Love Bed @ ZodiacNEW

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Ruined
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario
BEARD: F u o e y – Ryan Beard @ Kinky EventNEW

SHIRT: L&B Swear (Store / MP) – Henley
JEANS: TORI TORRICELLI – Atlas Jeans @ TMDNEW

 

[#616] Alcohol

 

I thought that Alcohol was just for those with
nothing else to do
I thought that drinking just to get drunk
was a waste of precious booze

Barenaked Ladies, ♫Alcohol♫

 

Seems like I am on a small bit of a roll again or I managed to find something that worked right when I needed it. The Saturday Sale can be a predominantly female thing but if you dig deep enough you can find some great gems for the guys too. This past weekend I was able to cash in on the super awesome “Lucky Lounge” bar/stripclub/etc backdrop so that I could do a scene with myself walking away from it like a hot mess. *laughs* It kind of looks like I’ve had a bit too much.

If I continue to come up with ideas that have drinking or alcohol involved I’m going to eventually run out of songs. It seems that there are a lot of poses or props around these days that involve some type of liquid encouragement but hey it’s all about having fun and at least this way nobody is getting hurt (well at least I hope not).

The Saturday Sale may now be over and you’d likely have to get this awesome prop at regular cost but I assure you that it is well worth it (every last bit). There’s more background things involved in the scene but I was able to create an angle where I didn’t have to worry about it and you also did not have to see all of the things in the background that would have ruined the illusion.

Man Cave still has some time left and for you guys if you have not been to this round I don’t know what you’re waiting for. This blog is featuring two of many rockin stores the event houses under one roof. I’m going to start off with my hair (which is the “Hannibal” by lock&tuft) that works extremely well for the visual. It’s a bit fly away and has a slight mess to it to coincide with my avi just leaving the bar.

Two versions come with this hair, there is the slightly messy version that I’m wearing and a straight version along with a complete line of great hair tones to choose from. Having lots of choices is something every blogger enjoys having and I made sure that I chose a hair that would work well with the darker background scene.

Tonktastic and Hermony have been a great collaborating team for a long time and they’ve come together this time to bring us a hoodie that really kicks ass. There are so many great features that this release has including a HUD that allows you to place your hands in the pockets or keep them out or set it up to do a mix of both.

Also for anyone who owns their previous collaborations (Cotton Tee, Crewneck or Jersey) the designs and graphics from those HUDs will work on the add-ons with the hoodie. So There are so many different style combinations you can roll with and never wear the same combination twice. It makes me happy that these giants have found a way to integrate their previous releases with the current one. Word is that they are churning out another batch of these hoodies for April’s round of TMD so that’s even more hoodie fun!

lock&tuft – Hannibal

  • Original mesh
  • Two different versions
  • 5 different color tone packs
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusive to Man Cave until 04/11/19

Tonktastic & HERMONY – Hoodie

  • Original mesh
  • Up or Down Hood Add-On
  • Cotton Tee, Crewneck and Jersey Add-On (Sold Separately)
  • 20 standard choices
  • 2 different bundle packs available
  • Fitted for Aesthetic, Belleza and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to Man Cave until 04/11/19

Now that I’ve reached the end of my thoughts on the items I’m wearing and have used in this scene I can gab for just a little bit about my selection for the soundtrack of the post. Barenaked Ladies have always been one of those quirk and fun rock bands that you find yourself listening to that makes you smile or laugh. I thought the track “Alcohol” was very fitting and also added a not so serious element to things too as I don’t play pranks or tricks on April Fool’s Day…I just prefer to perhaps make myself look like one on virtual camera.

The quizzical look upon my avi’s face may not be able to be seen but believe me it is there and I’m also wondering what was I reaching for? Does the hoodie have inside pockets or was I scratching an itch? I don’t really know to be honest so it is up for interpretation. All in all I had fun with it and it allowed me to play around with scenery even though most of the time I’m not at all good at it.

I’m going to use this moment to drop my style information below and let everyone view this either as they are going to bed or waking up (possibly somewhere in between there). Time for me to drop this like it’s hot and wind down for the night as Tuesday’s are usually my busiest day so look for my next post somewhere around Wednesday or Thursday.

Catch you all on the flip!

 

Would you please forgive me?
Would you please forgive me?

 

POSE: K&S – Sammy ✦ Group Gift

BACKDROP: FOXCITY – Lucky Lounge

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Hannibal (version 1) @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario

HOODIE: Tonktastic & Hermony – Hoodie @ Man CaveNEW

 

[#606] Don’t You Forget About Me

 

Don’t you forget about me
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back together at heart, baby

Simple Minds, ♫Don’t You Forget About Me♫

 

Welcome back to my continuing coverage of Skin Fair 2019, in today’s entry I am featuring a shape from Gloom for the very recent LeLutka “Guy” head as well as a new facial hair from Mister Razzor. Strap in your seat belts and make sure you’re ready because I’m about to take you to more fun items from the biggest avatar modifying event on the grid.

I’m going to start off with the “Vic Facial Hair” from Mister Razzor, which I have to say personally that I like the life like look of this stores beards. There are three different styles for this release each of them with an applier for basic black and tintable (for the blondes, browns and gingers out there). For this entry I am wearing version #3 with the black applier. Having facial hair is something that I feel is a part of who I am both virtually and in reality and when I don’t have it I feel a little naked. There are many out there who feel the same way and I soundly encourage you fellas out there to check out this beard.

Gloom is a brand that I’m rather familiar with as they work with another event that I blog for but mainly release eyes for it so it’s pretty cool that for Skin Fair they have released several different shapes (2 male and 1 female) and since I am wearing the LeLutka “Guy” head, I have combined it with the “Castelli” shape. I really like the how they bring about the features of the face to the point where I likely wouldn’t tweak anything (as the shape is modifiable). Keep in mind that not everyone is the same height or even width on the grid so making adjustments to that is possible also.

Mister Razzor – Vic Facial Hair

  • Black and Tintable applier
  • 3 different versions (sold separately)
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Appliers for CATWA and Omega enabled mesh heads
  • Exclusively at Skin Fair 2019 until 03/24/19

Gloom – Castelli Shape

  • Made for the LeLutka Guy head
  • Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) body sizes included
  • Modifiable to suit your needs
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair 2019 until 03/24/19

E Storm has two new items that just hit the shelves of The Men Jail that just opened up on the 8th! The double release is part of an ensemble called “Maxim” and consists of a shoulder draped shirt (more like a sweatshirt honestly) and jeans.

The shoulder shirt has 3 pack options each with 6 colors each and the pants have 14 different denim options (I am wearing Torn 2); both products have a FATPACK option to them if you just can’t decide which one you like best. The shoulder shirt allows for me to show off my upper physique a little better and with all this blogging I have been doing lately it is sure paying off.

It’s almost a workout in itself sometimes!

E Storm – Maxim Shoulder Shirt and Jeans

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 color packs with 6 colors each (Shirt)
  • 14 different denim colors for jeans (sold individually)
  • FATPACK options for both items
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

My excitement level has gone up a notch because lock&tuft have just released a new beanie/hair combination at Equal10 that bears my name! That’s right, the “Brennan Hair” is named after me and comes with a HUD that has 9 different hat collars. There is also two versions each having a different patch in the front which is super cool.

150 hair colors are at your disposal between the 5 different color HUDs included in the FATPACK which is what you get with every lock&tuft release. This store doesn’t play around let me tell you that. The hair is a great value and also made very well which is something you will see more and more when I feature the store in my posts.

lock&tuft – Brennan Beanie/Hair

  • Original mesh
  • HUD for beanie with 9 fabric colors
  • Two different patch versions
  • 5 hair color packs
  • Exclusive to Equal10

I really love how the photos turned out and am stoked full of energy about the things I’m discovering from Skin Fair as I know many of you are since it’s now been open for two days. There truly is a bit of everything there for the gals and the fellas which means that I need to really kick this post into gear.

On that note I am going to wrap this up and start setting up the next thing photo session. I hope you are enjoying my coverage of Skin Fair as much as I am as there is a lot more to come in the next week and then some. On a non blog related note I hope you all take care of yourself and those close to you because this is all we got and once it’s gone there’s nothing that can change how we’ve traveled through life.

Be good and be good at what you do; catch you all next time!

 

As you walk on by
Will you call my name?

 

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Take A Seat V1

SKYBOX: Schultz Bros. – Art Space Skybox

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Brennan @ Equal10NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.2
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 02)
BEARD: Mister Razzor – Vic Facial Hair @ Skin FairNEW
SHAPE: Gloom – Castelli Shape @ Skin FairNEW

RINGS: L’Emporio – Arloch Rings
SWEATER: E Storm – Maxim Simple Shoulders Shirt @ The Men Jail ✦ NEW
JEANS: E Storm – Maxim Pants @ The Men JailNEW

 

[#602] Signs

“Listen to me
I’m not saying it’s impossible
Maybe I just need a little sympathy
Though I’m guessing it would help
If I opened my heart to somebody”

Captives, ♫Signs♫

 

The third month of the year is already here and somehow I felt as though I blinked and the first two months just happened to slip away from me. It’s been a few days since my last post but I’ve been kind of dealing with some issues outside of the virtual world and a few inside of it as well. It’s nothing major in the larger scope of things but enough to where it’s thrown me off kilter just slightly.

Sadly it was a parting of ways with one of the brands I’ve been blogging for the longest since I started my journey and in some ways trying to get passed it was a harder hurdle than I imagined but after a lot of reflection, I truly feel like I was blessed to be a part of it and moving on is healthy and a part of the life cycle. I’ll be the first to admit though that change is not something I enjoy but dwelling on things isn’t a great idea either so I am looking at it as opening up a new opportunity with another brand who will utilize what I have to offer.

Right now my main focus is on being a part of an event that I’ve enjoyed as a consumer and am now getting the chance to be a part of as a blogger. Skin Fair will be open in just over 3 days (at the time this gets posted it will be at least 3). While the majority of the event is geared towards females, I can tell you that I will make sure that the male equivalent of the event is featured and spotlight shown on the excellent skins, shapes, and add-ons (such as tattoos).

This is my first post for the event so pardon me a bit if I’m a bit nervous doing this. Once I get in a post or so the nerves will wear off and it’ll be just like all the other stores that I promote as well as events (to which at the moment there is only one monthly one).

Usually my look when it comes to shapes is normally something that’s been custom made for me or I tweak some that I’ve purchased. Skin Fair is a medium where I have the ability to test out shapes and show them in action (so to speak) as they were intended without any tweaking. Take for instance the shape I am wearing by West End named “Bradley”. It’s for the new LeLutka “Guy” bento head and I think it looks very charming with lean and chiseled body features that along with the “Mario” skin by Stray Dog really sizzle.

The second of my two Skin Fair featured releases is the “Bubo” tattoo from INKer. There are a lot of intricate things detailed throughout this skin such as the mandala type shapes as well as Native American influences. The back piece has a pretty awesome looking skeleton which really calls attention to it. Users of the Signature mesh bodies will be happy to have this ink in their aresenal but for those of you with other mesh bodies it will sadly not work for you as it is exclusive to Gianni and Geralt.

West End – Bradley Shape

  • For use with LeLutka Guy bento mesh head
  • Can be modified to suit individual needs
  • Coming to Skin Fair 03/08/19

INKer – Bubo Tattoo

  • Signature Body Applier Only
  • Dark, Medium or Light Opacity
  • Coming to Skin Fair 03/08/19

I‘ve recently become a new blogger for the lock&tuft hairstore and this is my second official blog for the store. It’s truly an honor to be able to blog these hairs and also have had some input into recent ideas and names of them such as the “Stay Down” side swept hair that I am wearing for this look. There are a lot of fun color choices for you hair fanatics. The full packs are a great value and worth every single dollar spent on it (of course I mean lindens for those who might have wondered).

To put it the best way I can, I feel the look I’ve put together has a combination of edge along with sensitivity which meets up with the song of choice for this entry. Captives is a fairly recent band that I’ve discovered who only have two single songs out one of them being “Signs” which speaks to me loud and clear as I have felt quite a bit of what the lyrics are talking about.

Some days I feel the weight of anxiety as if it were a ton weighed upon my chest and a lot of times I don’t feel like I should burden anyone with it which is not a great idea but that’s one of the reasons that I have this blog. I can take pictures and write about things if I want to so that I don’t have to drag anyone else down with me on the days that I’m not my best.

Getting back to lock&tuft, it is a brand I’ve followed for some time and believe it will continue to grow and prosper and I look forward to seeing this first hand. This hair is badass and you can find it at Men Only Monthly which is only about halfway through their current February/March round.

lock&tuft – Stay Down

  • Original Mesh
  • 5 color packs available
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Exclusively at Men Only Monthly until 03/15/19

Now that I’ve just about finished my first entry for Skin Fair I feel a little bit more relieved which I was hoping to feel by the time I got to the end. From some of the items I’ve looked through I can definitely say that I’m going to really enjoy sharing them with everyone and if any of my posts help even one person to take a trip to Skin Fair then I’ll have succeeded in my mission.

On that note it is time for me to hand the baton over to the style credits and let them do their job. You know where I got the items now you can go grab them yourselves (except in the case of Skin Fair as it doesn’t open until the 08th). Get your shopping on and I’ll see you all back here soon for more cool swag and news.

 

“We’re all waiting for an answer
But we don’t see the signs
I’m hiding in the background while
They all live their lives”

POSE: Animosity – Joey

BACKDROP: Isuka – In My Head Backdrop

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Stay Down @ M.O.M.NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW
SHAPE: West End – Bradley (LeLutka Guy Shape) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Inker – Bubo Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

PANTS: Gabriel – Cotton Pants (Black)

 

[#601] Woke Up This Morning

Wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers
Don’t you wish you didn’t function, don’t you wish you didn’t think beyond the next paycheck
And the next little drink?
Well, you do, so make up your mind to go on ’cause when you woke up this morning
Everything you had was gone, everything you had was gone

Alabama 3, ♫Woke Up This Morning♫

When it comes to old timey mafia films or television I’m a casual fan but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy them less than the hardcore passionate ones. I’ll admit that I’ve really not seen much of if any of the Sopranos even though I’m sure that once I get around to seeing it that I’d enjoy it a lot as all indications are it has great acting and a compelling story.

My scene today is a tribute to the many mobster themed sources of entertainment over the years including but not limited to The Godfather series, Goodfellas, Scarface and many more that would take forever to list. Perhaps though for the aficionado’s will see the call out to The Godfather with the cat sitting on my lap and my bro Lucky sitting across from me as if he’s there to ask for a favor.

I didn’t want to completely recreate the scene exactly as I wanted to put my own touches on it so that it could stand on it’s own and not be considered a “rip-off” of sorts; I am confident that this photo will appeal to many but also if not I know I had fun with it. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank Brenna for helping set up the scene with me based on ideas I had given her.

Having a bad memory sometimes leads to me repeating things and if I do then I apologize profusely. One of the newest stores that I am proudly a part of is Lapointe & Bastchild and for the first time I am blogging their work and being that as a blogger I am nervous because they have been one of my favorite designers over the years. Making sure that I get it right when it comes to featuring their clothing and accessories is important to me so here I go at my very first attempt as part of their team.

Most of the time I’m usually wearing black suits or tuxedos so when I found out that L&B released a specifically white rendition of their “Marc Tuxedo” I jumped at the chance to make it my mafia “Don” attire. As with their other suits and tuxes it’s very well made and fits perfectly. The suit is highly customizable with different variations of white (like the cream colored version that I’m wearing) as well as options for changing the color of the shirt, bow tie and pocket square. You can also make the pocket square invisible if they are not your thing.

If you’re a guy that’s looking for a tux that isn’t your traditional black then a visit to Lapointe & Bastchild is in order to give the “Marc Tuxedo Basic White” edition a try; if you do make the purchase, you should also consider the “Edge Oxford” shoes to compliment them for a complete look.

Lapointe & Bastchild – Marc Tuxedo Basic White Edition

  • Original mesh
  • HUD includes options to change jacket, shirt, bow tie, pocket square and pants
  • Many different style combinations to choose from
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Fitted Classic, Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies

Admittedly I’m not a decor blogger by default but with all the work that Brenna did helping to construct this scene so at the end of this blog you’ll find the decor credits as well as both the styles for myself and Lucky to make this a very thorough blog post. I’d also like to thank Andraus Thor who is the creator for THOR, a decor and accessories store for assisting me with a feline problem. You were a big help in facilitating my kitty addiction so thank you very much.

On this note with all the info that there is to give to you I am going to wrap up this blog post and start to begin preparation for my turn as a blogger for Skin Fair, which officially opens to the public in a weeks time. I am very excited about this and look forward to helping out hopefully not only both my fellow gentleman but also the gals as well.

It’s the weekend so I hope everyone has a chance to relax and take it easy; I’ll be back again with more from the virtual landscape so keep your eyes peeled until next time!

But you’re one in a million, you’ve got that shotgun shine
Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

MY STYLE

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

TUXEDO: L&B Swear (Store / MP) – Marc Tuxedo Basic White

LUCKY’S STYLE

HAIR: Lock&Tuft (Store / MP) – Frank v1
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Oscar (T4)
EARS: MANDALA – Steking Ears (Season 5)
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night
BODY: SLink – Physique Male Mesh Body v2.06

JACKET: Deadwool – Hart Jacket (Flannel)
SHIRT: Deadwool – Pinned Add-On (From Original Hart Suit)
PANTS: Deadwool – Hart Trousers (Flannel)

DECOR

SKYBOX: Trompe Loeil – Knoxlane Cottage
DESK: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
CHAIR: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
BOOKCASE: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
LAMP: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
NEWSPAPER: Vespertine – Newspaper
CIGAR BOX: BAMSE – The Boss – Cigar Box ✦ Gacha
GUN: BAMSE – The Boss – Pistol ✦ Gacha
ASHTRAY: Nutmeg – Dandy Astray Bronze ✦ Gacha
WHISKEY: Apple Fall – Whiskey Decanter
GLASS: Kunst – Bourbon Glass #1
BOOKS: Cheeky Pea – Vetur Falkland Books
CAT: THOR – Licking Gray Cat
TABLE: David Heather – Gun Table ✦ Gacha

 

[#597] In The Garage

I’ve got an electric guitar
I play my stupid songs
I write these stupid words
And I love every one
Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do

Weezer, ♫In The Garage

My apologies to those that might check the site for new content but this last week has been a bit hectic for me but it’s not for bad reasons at all. Usually I am not much for talking about things outside of my photos or certain themes but this is worth talking about in my mind. Our family has been looking to expand and that can often be scary in some instances but in mine and Brenna’s case it’s been pretty awesome.

Alyx (who we also call Elijah) has been a part of our lives for about a week now and sometimes I find it hard to connect with people but this young man is nearly a mirror of me in the fact that we both enjoy graphic work, movies and a whole bunch of other pop culture stuff that makes this seem much like fate (which not everyone believes in). I am not gonna get too much into things right now but I’m enjoying getting to spend time with and even get creative with him.

So what do two nerds that are creative do when they have a little free time? Well they get together and set up a photograph and I get to share my blog process with someone that is interested in it…definitely a win/win in my book.

Alyx introduced me to a new location called Midnight Glory which I would say is a photography sim with a lot of different mechanics to it to allow photo takers and bloggers to roam around and find an interesting spot within the design and being new to it, I told him to find a spot he really liked and it just happened that he has a good eye and it worked to my advantage. The area he found (a garage full of nerd stuff) prompted me to come up with the soundtrack to the post right away.

“In The Garage” has been a jam (I almost could say an anthem) for me for over 20 years and has lots of nerdy and geeky elements in both the verses and chorus. Making references to X-Men comic book characters to even members of the band kiss…but what really hit home is the opening verse talking about a “Dungeon Master’s Guide” which is what Dungeons and Dragons players have used for decades to tell stories of wizards, warriors, and mythic creatures. I was one of those who at the time when it wasn’t such the in thing to do got together with my friends on weekends (and once in a great while on a school night) and we’d have a blast rolling dice and trying to get through a story.

Continuing on with the theme of nerd power, my hair style is an homage to one of the best survival horror games of all time, “Resident Evil 2” which was re-released not long ago as an updated version which current generation graphics. Modulus released the “Leon Hair” at the beginning of the month at the FaMESHed event to commemorate and immortalize it in our virtual leg of the world.

I really like how the hair is parted and sweeps over the eyes without directly falling over them; I also have to say that it really excited me to see this because it was definitely a game I spent a lot of time on back when it was first released. Leon S. Kennedy was a character I grew very fond of and thought of as being a hero and relatable.

Modulus – Leon Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 Tone Color Pack HUDs + Integrated Tinting
  • 40 Color FATPACK also for sale
  • Left and Right mirrored versions included
  • Exclusive to FaMESHed until 02/25/19

After putting my look together (I didn’t take the photo for this blog right away so I’ve been wearing it for a bit), I was told that I was wearing a Canadian Tuxedo (again). This is not something I consider an issue as virtually I consider myself equals parts Irish and equals part Canadian so wearing this type of attire is my birthright right?

Cold-Ash’s newest release the “FLYNN Denim Jacket” is a major reason why I would suggest a shopping trip to The Men’s Department. I didn’t realize how much this jacket fit in with my overall theme until probably just now because these kind of jackets while still fashionable now were a big thing back in the 90’s which my mindset has been in during this entire blog process.

One of the features I like best about this jacket is that you do have the option to wear it with a built-in hooded sweatshirt or with a regular shirt; to me that makes it worth it just in that respect. Outside of the FATPACK, the event has 6 denim versions to purchase but if you want the best deal and all the options to change the color of the hoodie or shirt you are wearing with it, getting the whole shebang as they say is well worth it.

Cold-Ash – FLYNN Denim Jacket

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 Variations (Jacket Solo, Jacket with Hoodie or Jacket with Shirt)
  • 6 Denim Choices (+1 Fatpack Exclusive)
  • 8 Hoodie Colors
  • 8 Shirt Colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusive to The Men’s Department until 02/28/19

Alyx is wearing the latest hair from lock&tuft called “no joke” that is currently available at Shiny Shabby; Alyx is the creator and own of the brand as well. It’s not often that I have conversations with anyone that in turn inspire products that are brought to life within very little time as this hair has. We got to talking about hair styles and I had thrown out the idea for this style and he was willing to give it a shot; it is now at one of the big monthly shopping events for everyone to enjoy.

I will also be wearing this hair myself in an upcoming post but the idea will take some time to put together but I promise that it will be quite a bit of fun.

The quality of the hair is top notch and I can say this without bias as I’ve blogged the brand before these recent events and the color options and how things fit are definitely another reason to shop this store as there are many styles not just for men but also for women as well as unisex styles that will worth both ways. Longer messy styles are definitely in my wheelhouse of interest and I think Alyx’s overall look that he’s put together is pretty dang rad as well if I say so myself (and I do!)

lock&tuft – No Joke

  • Original unrigged mesh
  • Resizeable upon click
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusive to Shiny Shabby until 03/16/19

On that note I feel like there are a lot of credits that have gone into this blog and getting through them to make sure that I’ve crossed my t’s and dottied my i’s is definitely going to take a moment which makes it that time to get this blog ready to post and start getting ready for the next one as I have been rather lethargic this week when it’s come to posting; the month is short enough as it is and I’ve still got some important things I want to share.

I want to say a big thank you to Alyx for joining me on this ride and we had a very good time. This was definitely the beginning of quite a few collaborations in the future if this is any indication because I enjoy working with others when ideas come to mind and with those I have worked with it has been nothing but great times and memories.

So long for now and enjoy the rest of the weekend!


LOCATION: Midnight Glory

POSE: RK Poses – Guys’ Time

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Leon Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

JACKET: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – FLYNN Denim Jacket @ TMDNEW
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) Sobek Sneakers @ TMDNEW

ALYX’S STYLE

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – No Joke @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley v3.2
SKIN: Stray Dog – Nate (Tone 01)
BEARD: Magnificent – Faded Hipster Stache & Beard – Sun
BODY Signature – Gianni v4.6

SHIRT: Bonobo By Sallie – Today’s Basic Sweater
PANTS: flow – Cose Laces Pants