[#346] ‘Cause I’m A Little Unsteady

Momma
Come here
Approach
Appear
Daddy
I’m alone
‘Cause this house don’t feel like home

Unsteady” –  X Ambassadors  ♫Listen

So let the frenzy begin! It’s March 10th and you know what that means? That’s right…it’s time for Skin Fair. I’ve got plenty of coverage coming from this event and I’m excited to share with you.

Let’s start with Avi-Glam’s latest skin called “Kai”, it comes in 8 different tones (Ivory, Fair, Light, Honey, Latte, Tan, Dark, and Cocoa) with appliers for both [SIGNATURE] Gianni and TMP mesh body types. For the face it is only for CATWA mesh and bento heads.

I paired it with a recent release from Reach shapes. This specific shape is called “Asher” and you can get it at their main location as well as on their marketplace. I’m fast becoming a fan of this brand’s work and I’ve learned that you don’t have to follow their included style-cards to make yourself look great. I’ll be showing you their Skin Fair products in upcoming entries so keep an eye out for those.

I have a couple of items here from one of my fave clothiers on the grid, {COLD-ASH} that I am going to share with you. You might remember that I featured the RILEY straight leg jeans from the Signature Event a few posts back. Well now I am showing their boot cut version that is available also at the event until the 13th. It comes with the same denim color hud and also choices for changing the color of the belt or simply not having one at all. I might have mentioned that you also get three leg lengths: Low, Mid, and High depending on what type of boots you want to pair them up with.

At the current round of The Men’s Department, {COLD-ASH} has released the “MONTANA” shirt. It comes in two different color styles (Light and Classic) I would definitely recommend this item if you’re looking for a nice fitting shirt that you’d want to wear just about any day of the week. Not only does it have the plain color choices but it also has those colors with designated designs on them. It comes in the [SIGNATURE] Gianni size as well as Classic, SLink Physique, and TMP with a loose waist and slim waist option. You can’t afford not to pick this tee up, it definitely rocks.

Versus is back again with new items and new teams battling it out to see which brands are superior. I encourage you and anyone you know to check out this event as they have something for everyone and it’s fun to take part in the voting process and while I was there picked up some awesome new shoes to go with my look.

X.co has released the X-3 Yj sneakers which I have chosen the Black with White variation but there are a total of 6 different color styles to choose from. These are the kind of sneakers you could wear to just about any casual setting or even getting together with the fellas for a game of hoops. Sizes for this include [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard, and TMP body styles.

Lastly I’d love to give mention to Chat Noir, I’m finding that their single mens Bento poses are really nicely done. I’ve used two different ones for this photo session which were once in events but have migrated to their main location for you to take a look at.

Now that you know just about all there is about this look, I am going to leave you to go shopping at any or all of the locations below in the credits. Enjoy your trip and I will be back again soon with another transmission for your viewing pleasure. Until then…stay stylish fellas!


HAIRlock&tuft – Rev
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Hiraeth ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ AG. Kai Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SHAPEReach – Asher Shape

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} MONTANA Tee (LIGHT COLORS) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANS⊱ {COLD-ASH} RILEY BOOT-STYLE JEANS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
SOCKS⊱ Buckhead – Men Sock Collection One ♯ Marketplace
SHOES⊱ !X.co! X-3 Yj [W Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ VERSUS

Photo taken @ Nowhere Else


*CN* pose 1753 (4b)
*CN* pose 1711 (4a)

[#343] One Life

You ask me to enter
but then you make me crawl
and I can’t keep holding on
to what you’ve got
When all you’ve got is hurt

One” –  Professional Murder Music  ♫Listen
Originally performed by U2

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I hope everyone’s doing well since the last entry. Things here are going the same which is always good, right? For this look I’ve got some new items from n21, Men Only Monthly, and the Signature Event that should wet your appetite. Let’s get into it right away, shall we?

lock&tuft has a new hair/hat combination you can purchase at the February/March round of n21 that just started back on the 20th. It’s called “ashton”. You can purchase various color packs or get the full pack with all of them. There are 3 different packs to choose from and all of them (full pack included) comes with a HUD for the hat, which has 9 different colors to choose from. It’s definitely not just a winter type hat, it has plenty of year round use so you don’t have to put it away soon when all of that cool weather moves out.

At the Signature Event you can pick up a pair of the new “Riley” jeans from {COLD-ASH}. These jeans come in six different denim colors and have a HUD for changing the belt color or hiding it altogether. The version I am wearing in this entry are the straight leg variety. You can also purchase the boot cut version in the same denim colors or as full packs. If you love wearing jeans then why not go for the gold and get them all! One more thing about the boot cut version, you get a choice of having the cut be high, mid, or low depending on the type of boot you want to wear. Sizes included for these jeans are: Classic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP for those of you with those mesh style bodies.

At Men Only Monthly, 7mad;Ravens has a new shirt for purchase. You can get the “Rags” shirt in five different styles and two different version of that style. It also has 3 different sizes for your avatar so you should be able to find just the right fit for your desired body choice but just in case try the demo if you are unsure; the best way you could go!

Lastly at the Modulus store you can pick up the Esteban skin which comes with both a brow base as well as a body shaper to make it look its very best; it comes in Bronze, Nude, Olive, and Tan. As with just about all of the skins made by Modulus, this has an option for just the face without brows while using your own. You can use the ones built in as an option and can also have facial hair by itself or all in one for a full look. Choose which one is best for you but there is truly no wrong way. For those of you who own a [SIGNATURE] Gianni Mesh Head, there is also a version of this skin as well at the Signature Event!

Now that you have all this information it’s time to leave you transportation to get to the stores and events currently featured in this post. As always…until next time, stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – ashton ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ n21
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Mercury Eyes
FACEModulus – Esteban Skin ♯ ☆NEW
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ 7mad;Ravens Rags (V3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM
JEANS⊱ {COLD-ASH} RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
SHOES..::ILLI::.. Mirko Sneakers

Photo taken @ The Fallen City

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{Picturesque Poses} ~ Paul (4)

[#335] Today Was The Greatest…

Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I’m might not have that long…

Today” –  The Smashing Pumpkins  ♫Listen

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Towards the end of my last post, I had mentioned that Vista Animations were set to release their Bento PROHANDS for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. I’m happy to report that sometime shortly after publishing it, the hands are indeed out and available for purchase. What’s even better is that for those who already had the SLink version you could buy them for a reduced price of half the cost as an “UPGRADE” option. It has the same features and animations as the SLink Physique version and I recommend either product for those of you who want more functionality with your virtual digits.

This time out I combined a little old with the new that I’ve acquired and mixed it all together to make a casual look. I’m excited about some of these items so I’m going to get right into it.

The Men’s Dept. is back once more and I’m wearing the new “WADE” jacket from {COLD-ASH}. It’s a nice open leather jacket that has an optional shirt that you can turn on or off as well as colorize it if you want to; the package includes the aforementioned HUD along with Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, SLink Physiqe and TMP sizes as well as a non-materials version you can unpack if you would rather wear it that way.

Last time I had on the Go&See “Kevin” skin that you can pick up at The Crossroads event. I have another new skin from the event by one of my favorite skin designers, Modulus. You may be wondering why they might be a favorite since they’ve only started selling skins. It’s fairly easy, before establishing the Modulus brand, Chucky Hollak, was the creator behind Fruk skins. I was very excited upon learning he was returning back to his roots which I may have mentioned in a previous entry as well. With a great attention to detail, Modulus is most certainly a hard working brand. There have already been modifications as Chucky is a perfectionist and as a consumer, I can’t help but admire that he wants to make sure that everyone gets the best.

The “Oskar” skin comes in the usual shades that are synonymous with the brand (Cream, Nude, Beige, Olive, Bronze, and Tan). I have also learned that at the their flagship store, they have released the appliers that are compatible with the Bento PROHANDS. What also differentiates this release from the “Milo” skin that was previously released is besides the eyebrow/no eyebrow option, you also get a beard option and a combination of all three as well. Also included is a shape to make you look your best while wearing it.

Making their returns to complete out this look are the RIOT “Lennon Long Line Jeans” which have a great fit for the Gianni body that I am wearing and also the fame femme “Kori” sneakers that were available last year at The Men’s Department. Considering that I bought the full pack of these shoes I’m bound to find other great colors to use with jeans such as these. It’s the perfect look for a night out with the fellas or even a date night to make a good visual impression. Also still available from Men Only Monthly for a few more days are the “Ardor” eyes from Avi-Glam. The blue iris tone is pretty close to my own real eyes so I wanted to go with them one more time.

Now that I’ve taken up a little of your time and given you some excellent information, I’m going to make my way back to hotwire that old school car and go for a joy ride (just kidding!) Best shopping to all and until the next as always, stay stylish fellas! Here’s the taxi’s just waiting to take you to great shopping.

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HAIRlock&tuft – Tegan
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Hazel)  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACE⊱ Modulus – Oskar Skin  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ {COLD-ASH} WADE Leather Jacket ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANSRIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans
SHOESfame femme: Chucks  – Kori – 01

Photo taken @ Time Portal

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*T&T* Say What?! Two Thumbs (No Longer Available)

[#334] Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Do you really want to make me cry?
Precious kisses words that burn me
Lovers never ask you why

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?   Culture Club  ♫Listen

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One of the things that I like about blogging is the thought and creativity that goes into it. From putting together items you might already have in your “closet” or from things you’ve recently picked up at an event right down to those that are provided by sponsoring Stores.

I always think of things and I jot them down as I generally base my photos off of a song or even a music video. Sometimes even things come to me on the fly which is one of the best things about the creative process. This posting is proof of that.

When I started putting my look together I started thinking to myself “Wow, I’m channeling Boy George a little with this”. Which is when I knew that I had to pick either a song from the Culture Club or by George himself (by George…slap your knee if you are old enough to get that one). Having been a part of the decade of the 80’s it kind of makes it sort of memorable for me. I’m a person who appreciates music in all forms because it takes creativity of one person or a group of people to make things come to life. Pop music was a major player in the 80’s as was Culture Club. It was something that was kind of fresh and new and that’s how I would like to think of myself as when it comes to making posts to this site.

Before I get too far off track, I want to tell you about some of the new releases featured in this entry starting with the Stabler Hair/Hat combination from lock&tuft. It is part of a Gacha machine but it is unisex so both the fellas and the gals can utilize it if you have extras or just want to give gifts. The hat portion comes with a HUD that gives you a choice of 3 different cloth choices (Contrast Wool, Wool, and Linen) in a variety of colors. There are also three different colors that you can change on the band of the hat. This is available right now at SaNaRae until the 18th of February.

The Crossroads returns with a new February round and a new look. They’ve done some renovating but you can still find some excellent items as you’ve come to expect from the event. I’ve got a double dose of goodness from G0&See. The “Kevin” skin comes in the usual tones from the store which include: Goth, Pale, Tan and Dark Tan. It was created with Catwa Bento and [GA.EG] in mind with an included shape, but it also comes with a shape for LOGO bodies as well.

The second item you can get from Go&See from The Crossroads are the “Garden” eyes. There are 10 tones included in the HUD but it is only for the CATWA mesh eyes. These eyes are quite different from my normal but I like the choices that are included.

For the outfit, this is one that I had tucked away for safe keeping, PRISM’s Leroy outfit. I chose the black version because that is what I feel suits me best. It has sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and TMP with options for Materials or No Materials. I do have to warn you that I did try on the version for SLink (as that is the body I am wearing) but the shirt seemed to poke through the vest portion so I chose to use the Standard Fitmesh and it seemed to work a lot better. I love the look of it despite the slight fitting snafu.

Vista Animations released a pair of Bento hands not long ago and I was on the fence about getting them as right now they are only in the Beta stages but updates are free for life if you choose to purchase them. I had not heard any complaints through social media or on the grid so I broke down and bought them. I must admit they are pretty cool and they come with preset skin tones for Akeruka and Clef de Peau skins (which I wear pretty often) but also have the option if you choose to buy the Omega System Applier, any skin can be applied to it giving a seamless look. It comes with 12 preset hand poses (gestures). You can also find poses from various pose stores that have made animations that work with them. It is very neat some of the things you can do that you couldn’t previously with standard hands or their mesh successors. I’d encourage you to go check them out and they cost about $999. If you are not a SLink body fan, they should be releasing a [SIGNATURE] Gianni version as soon as sometime this week so stay tuned for that.

Alright now for the last thing, we have new shoes from Kauna in the form of the “Monk Strap” shoes that are currently for sale at this month’s FaMESHed round. It comes in standard and [SIGNATURE] Gianni sizes and has a HUD to control coloring for 6 different areas on the shoe, also the included built in socks, and also the buckles. They are definitely a must have as far as dress shoes go for the fellas. Everything is well made from the textures down to the functionality of the HUD.

I would like to take a quick moment to give a shout out to Adalynne Romano of {Picturesque Poses} for giving me a review copy of her “Paul” pose set. I think all of the poses in it are nicely done and I hope at some point to be able to get to use them all. She’s just started the venture but I have a feeling great things are going to come so keep an eye out for poses from her store. If you look below you’ll find a taxi ride to take you there!

Now that you have some new shopping ideas it’s time for me to continue on with my trip down memory lane and leave you with the credits. As always…until next time, keep it stylish fellas!

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HAIR/HAT⊱ lock&tuft – stabler (short) variety ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SaNaRae
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See * Garden * ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
FACE⊱ Go&See * Kevin * Pale ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHAND SLINK MALE – V1BETA ≠ ☆NEW
BODYSLink – Physique Male Body v2.03

OUTFITPRISM for MEN – Leroy Outfit  V.1 Black
SHOES⊱ Kauna – Monk Strap Shoes ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed

BACKDROP[Bad Unicorn] 03 Hype-Beast Backdrop

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{Picturesque Poses} ~ Paul (2 M)

[#315] This Is My December

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This is my time of the year
this is my December
This is all so clear

sectionheaders_tlv5HAIRlock&tuft – cy variety
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.1
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Aqua)
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Tobias T2 (SIGNATURE) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKETBlankLine Military Jacket [Charcoal Gray]
PANTSBlankLine Tapered pants [Black]
SHOES[ VERSOV ] BLITZOV Sneakers SUEDE – GREY

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sectionheaders_tiv5My December” –  Linkin Park     ♬Listen

{#314} I Let You Go…But You’re Still Chasing

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Go ahead and put a target on my forehead
You can fire but you got no bullets…

I was yours but I’m not yours anymore
Oh you don’t own me

sectionheaders_tlv5HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – Spudly ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.0
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Coal)
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Tobias T2 (SIGNATURE) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA – Cerviel ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTS⊱ N-Uno – Vlad Jeans // N 4 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

NECKLACE⊱ {COLD-ASH} WESTON Necklace ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA
BRACELET⊱ {COLD-ASH} ROWLETT Bracelet ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

RIFLE⊱ :BAMSE: Hunter ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Nov)

KIOSK⊱ Modulus – Abandoned Kiosk ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

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oOo Studio: Everyday ≠ No Longer Available

sectionheaders_tiv5Dear X (You Don’t Own Me)” –  Disciple     ♬Listen