[#570] I’m Coming Home

Tell the world I’m coming home
Let the rain
Wash away
All the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits
And they’ve forgiven my mistakes

Skylar Grey, ♫Coming Home (Part II)

It’s been another inspiring day for me as I am writing this blog post and thinking about all the different places I’ve lived on the grid either as a teenager with my folks or through various relationships to currently with my lovely wife. Each one regardless of what kind of memories are attached to them are a part of me and will always be a part of me when I look back at my virtual time overall.

Right now I’m writing this as I’ve had to say goodbye to the lovely home I had on the Mesmeric sim for personal reasons we needed to part from it as much as we adored it and both Yoshi and Duckie, whom we were renting from. We were friends before becoming tenants and despite us going I am still going to drop by and say Hello to show them how much I appreciate them and their friendship.

The photo for the blog today is the last one I took as a tenant of Mesmeric, but for those who are into beautiful scenery for photography and easy people to rent from then I would definitely recommend them to anyone visiting this site looking for a place to call home. In the 3-4 months I lived there, I enjoyed not only having some fun moments but also managed to get some really great photos that I used in entries for this site.

It is never easy to say goodbye to something but I know I speak for Brenna as well when I say that we truly loved being a part of this gorgeous place and look forward to seeing it continue to prosper as time goes by. Much love to the hard work that Yoshi and Duckie put into maintaining all of it, we adore the both of you and know we’ll miss it dearly.


For those blog I’ve got a double dose of Native Urban which consists of a recent release and a current still in event release. I will start with the most recent one as it is part of the Dec/Jan round of Uber and comes in the form of the “MKJ Sneakers” which any time Native Urban puts out new shoes I know that I’m going to enjoy figuring out how to style them because the All Colors packs are just chock full of ways to color the various parts of the shoe.

This time I decided to make it easy on myself and coordinate it with the colors in the “Drift” Jacket which also has just about as many ways to style it as the shoes. I likely spent over 20 minutes playing around until I got the right color swatches and match everything up. Coordinating outfits tends to be a lot easier than introducing a tone of different colors into a photo via clothing.

The Jacket also has emblems on it in different spots (sleeve, left breast plate, and the hood) that can be turned on and off as well as an inner shirt that can also be made invisible if desired but seeing as how I’m doing an outdoors pic and I’m not a liquored up crazy person (right now anyway) I made sure to leave the shirt as is.

Native Urban MKJ Sneakers:

  • Original mesh
  • Single color options available for sale
  • 12 customizable parts with 20 colors (FATPACK Only)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ Uber until 01/23/19

Native Urban Drift Jacket:

  • Original Mesh
  • Single color options for sale (with HUD for Hoodie/Shirt)
  • 9 customizable parts with 20 colors (FATPACK only)
  • Stickers have On/Off feature
  • Fitted for Signature (Gianni)
  • Available now @ Native Urban’s main location

I wanted to make sure that when I started doing blogs with items from Pose Fair that I hit it hard and I am off to a slightly slower start than I might have anticipated but I know that I’m going to catch up quick and hard with lots of great poses that will get my mind kicking more into overdrive then it usually already is; besides I took a few days off to recharge after posting several days straight which hasn’t happened since October but things are steady and I’m on a roll so believe me when I say it is just the beginning.

My last blog featured one of the sponsors for the event so I wanted to shine a light on another sponsor of the event. Most are familiar with the Luanes World sims which are highly popular for their ease of use for photography and being able to create stunning shots but the owner also creates poses as well which I’ve made use of here in the past as well.

“Do You Remember” which is a singles pose (that comes in the form of both a male and a female version) is a very nice pose that I would say is one that relies on reflection, a reason that picking it for this blog was important to me as at the beginning of the blog I myself was reflecting upon my time living on the Mesmeric sim.

LW Poses – Do You Remember:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento viewer required)
  • Static and poseball versions included
  • Mirrored versions also in package
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

Personally I cannot think of any pose for this scene that I could have chosen that would have been better than this one; it helps me get across the message I want to relay (at least to me I think it does). This isn’t meant to be a sad moment, nor really a happy moment but borderlining more on bittersweet perhaps. Change happens and we may like it or we may not but it is inevitable.

On that note I shall end this by exiting with the credits and sending out positive vibes to all my fellow conversationalists.

Much love,

B

POSE: LW Poses – Do You Remember (Male) @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough

JACKET: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Drift Jacket
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Holloway Ripped Jeans
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – MKJ Sneakers @ UberNEW

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[#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

 

[#390] Now I Ain’t Ridin No Waves

Magical feel in my thumbs
Make ’em dumb with the hums

Surfin’” – Kid CudiListen

After spending some time with the last entry shooting in and around Indie Teepee, it was time to get back to work or well for me time to go to the beach. It’s been a while since I’ve done a shoot like this so I felt inspired after hearing the song that serves as the theme of this post. As you’ll witness, there are more items from the Hipster Men’s Event and also The Men’s Department. There were a lot of good finds at each place for me so I’m trying to feature as much of them as I can before I start doing coverage of Indie Teepee items as well as from Men Only Monthly that opened for a new round on the 20th. Time to get into the details so enjoy and check out the events and shops that make up what you see. Always get demos to ensure a happy shopping experience. Until the next time as always, stay stylish fellas!

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Valdes Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – Andre Hair Base ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

After dropping three new hairs at this year’s Hair Fair, Modulus is still cranking them out with a new product available at this month’s TMD. The “Valdes” hair is a nice slicked back, shaved sides hairstyle that is perfect for the warmer months and for those who might like to spend a lot of time on the beach. It is available with 5 different color HUDs to choose from as well as an option to buy all of them at once. Each pack also includes the “Andre” Hairbase to ensure seamless compatibility. TMD runs until the end of the month so make sure you make a stop there.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Arum Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

Taking a dip into the male event world, MESANGE is getting into the mix with the “Arum Eyes” 15 stunning colors with compatibility to Omega enabled eyes or just using the provided mesh ones. I knew these would work perfectly for this visual and I hope you agree with me!

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Finn – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace

On the heels of featuring the “Nathan” skin in a few of my previous posts, I was in contact with the designer and owner of LV Designs and I became a blogger for the brand. For this post I am wearing the “Finn” skin and shape which can be found on the Marketplace. I like this skin just as much as I do the “Nathan” one. It is only for Catwa though so keep that in mind. It was designed for the “Daniel” head but I think it works just as well with “Shaheen” for those of you that own it as well.

BEARDNivaro – Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

TANKTOP⊱ Legal Insanity – Johnny King Black T-Shirt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

The moment I arrived at the Hipster Men’s Event, I was greeted by the “Johnny” sleeveless shirts. Call it a tanktop if you like (as I certainly do) this is another product by Legal Insanity that I couldn’t pass up. There are tons of different designs to choose from but seeing as I am a big fan of lions this is the one I stuck with. There is a black version and also a dark blue version of this shirt. I didn’t want to overload my look with blue considering I have blue hair and my surfboard and trunks both have blue in them. This product has sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies for those of you that own one of those. Legal Insanity does also offer at FATPACK of the tanks if there are several graphics that appeal to you.

SWIM TRUNKS⊱ {COLD-ASH} SLATER Swim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Ultra

Some time has passed since I have been able to feature an item that is available for sale at the Ultra event but thanks to {Cold-Ash}, whom I proudly call one of my sponsors have released the “SLATER” swim shorts. These swim shorts feature a untied string in the front as well as come in two different varieties (a classic color HUD, and a light color HUD) and if you purchase the FATPACK you have access to the 6 color “faded” HUD which is what I have on and I think they rock. Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh body owners will be happy that this product was made for them. Hitting the beach never looked so good!

Photo Taken @ The Mill


:LW: Poses – Keep Moving ♯ Marketplace

This pose certainly helped make the visual for this entry what it was. It was simple and for those photographers on a budget that want to create their own surf memories can head to the Marketplace for my second MP selection of the entry. I know that many times I can count on LW Poses to have something that will fit the scene I am setting up. This pose comes with the surfboard included but you could use your own if chose to.

[#383] So Follow The Leader Down

You feelin’ blue now
I think you bit of more than you can chew
And now it’s time to make a choice
And all I want to hear is your…

Seein’ Red” – Unwritten LawListen

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After taking a small breather from shopping, I managed to come up with scene that features items from the Man Cave Event as well as Men Only Monthly. I found everything I needed at those two places to come up with an idea to set to the song “Seein’ Red” by Unwritten Law.

I also have an item from this past weeks Fifty Linden Friday, the “Renegade” hair from Lock & Tuft. It seems lately there is a trend of sweeping mid-length hair hanging off to one side of the head or another and Lock & Tuft have managed to capitalize on it. Of course with it being a bargain it caught my attention but I think even at a regular price it’s worth giving some attention to.

The “Ocean Eyes” by GO&SEE are something to behold. The variations of blue and green hues in the 10 colors offered really do depict the differnt types of water you might find in a large body such as an ocean. For those of you with Catwa eyes this truly is a must. Gazing into these could be very dangerous if not mesmerizing. You can find these right now at Men Only Monthly until the 15th of July.

Gabriel is offering an outfit that consists of a jacket and slacks at ManCave. The “Denim Zip” Jacket is an open basic styled jacket that fits nicely but I find that what would make it better is an added shirt with a texture HUD to give a little more variety. While it’s fun to walk around without a shirt like you don’t have a care in the world, it limits the amount of places you might want to wear it to. While I am wearing this is Light Gray, you also have 3 other color options to choose from.

Coordinating with the jacket are the “Cotton Pants” which are your standard but comfortable casual slacks. Great for going out for a night on the town or getting together with colleagues. There are three colors to choose from (Black, Sand, and White). Both items from Gabriel come with sizes for Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies and can be purchased in FATPACKS as well for those that want to mix and match their styles.

Completing my casual look are the “Hayan Slip On” shoes from [Z O O M]. These laceless loafer type shoes are a great addition to your wardrobe. They are stylish and come with a HUD that allows you to color change the different parts of the shoe for that extra customization that if you are like me, you are going to love. I’m wearing the Signature version but also included are a SLink version as well as Unrigged for those of you with different mesh body choices.

One of my fave items I picked up at Man Cave is the “Bathroom Pub Outside” backdrop by 220mL. It is a product by a brand that I’ve seen nothing but quality out of and I’ve used others and have nothing but good things to say. The textures and build give you that feeling as if you are actually standing outside the bathroom at a pub and in the case of this scene, waiting to catch someone in the act of doing something dubious. Props like this have somewhat changed my mind on using them compared to visiting a sim with pre-built settings. I’m becoming a photographer that is split 50/50 on this topic because of well made items like this.

I encourage you to visit these events and the stores featured and grab demos and find what suits you best. Enjoy the full style credits below and happy shopping. Until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRlock&tuft – Renegade ♯ FLF
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See * Ocean * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Ivo T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKET⊱ ::GB:: Denim Zip jacket / Light Gray ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
PANTS⊱ ::GB::Cotton pants / Sand ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
SHOES⊱ [Z O O M] Hyan Slip On ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

BACKDROP⊱ 220ML – Bathroom Pub Outside ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

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:LW: Poses – Tell Me You Love Me (1)

[#365] Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole!!!

Bouncing souls no one can beat us
we drink beer and wear Adidas!

Ole!” –  Bouncing Souls  ♫Listen

It’s that time again for another new look. I went super casual this time and found away to incorporate a new pair of low tops and one of my favorite energetic anthems. Most are familiar with the theme of this song as being kind of a soccer hooligan fight song and is very catchy. I found that the [VALE KOER] “LIFTOFF TRAINERS” that are currently for sale at the Kustom9 event fit perfectly for this outing, as it fits the brand of sneaker mentioned within the song.

Those who keep up with this site know of my love for low top shoes, athletic or non-athletic alike. Because of all the ways you can style the FatPacks for the [VALE KOER] brand, it was all too easy of a choice to take advantage of. The value itself makes it also practical then just buying several different styles of the same shoe. The package contains sizes for Belleza, Maitreya and SLink for the ladies as well as Gianni, SLink, and TMP for the fellas. There’s also standard size for both genders to wear that may not have a mesh body yet.

Avi-Glam has a new skin out at the latest round of Cosmopolitan called “Simon”. I am wearing the Light tone, which I feel for their brand fits my personal needs the best. It also comes included with a brow shaper and a body shape, which I opted out of for this session.

My hair is from the Limit8 event and was created by lock&tuft. The “Downed” style Fatpack is a limited edition at the event so once all the copies are sold out it will be gone forever. It comes with 3 different styles to choose from, The first two are very much alike with subtle differences in length. The third version has a small bun in the back which is tied. The product also includes a HUD to change the color of the tie as well as the 3 different HUDS to change the main hair color..

The clothes I chose were items I had in my closet, one of them I’ve featured a few times in the “Lennon Long Line” Jeans by RIOT. They work perfectly with low top shoes which I wear pretty often so I tend to choose these to compliment them when there are not another pair of jeans that I’ve picked up. The tanktop I have on is from N-Uno and is called “Tom” and first appeared as a part of a previous round of Men Only Monthly. The one thing I found is that it does not work well with the jeans as far as fit which I would have had to do post editing on if I would have taken a picture from the back side. All things considered the Gianni size fits pretty well with the body. The package also comes with sizes for Adam, SLink, and TMP bodies.

There are only a few short days more if you have not been to Pose Fair ’17. Things seemed to get past me all too quickly in my coverage of this event but let me tell you there is so much there for everyone that you should definitely check it out for yourself. In this photo I am using a pose from the “Tell Me You Love Me” set from LW Poses. It worked really well going to The Last Forever sim and being able to lean myself up against the wall of a restaurant to have a cold one and watch the goings on.

The Pose Fair of 2017 comes to a conclusion on the 29th of April.

Now that you’ve got a handful of information of what took place in this entry I’m going to let you get to it so you can grab your wallet and head off to these stores and events and see things first hand for yourself. I hope to be back to get at least one more look at Pose Fair in before it’s done for another year. Until next time, keep it stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – Downed (Limited) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Iram Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ On9
FACE⊱ AG. Simon Skin (Light) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan
BEARDCDC – Beard 53 (VIP Gift)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

TANKTOPN-Uno – Tom Top // N 2
JEANSRIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] LIFTOFF TRAINERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Kustom9


LW Poses – Tell Me You Love Me (1/1m) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Pose Fair ’17

[#173] In A Great Big Storm

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“You know I gotta find my own way
Through mistakes that I can’t change”

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BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
SKINClef de Peau – Aaron T2
EARSCHEERNO – Human – EarsBase //NEW
EYES#Adored – Miasma Eyes – Bluejeans
EYEBROWS⊱ Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 17 Black // @ Sad November //NEW
HANDSSLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
FEETSLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1
HAIR[Entwined] Jaime – Naturals B

COAT/SHIRT⊱ [Deadwool] Roman Coat – Black // @ Sad November //NEW
PANTS[Azuchi] Pants Evan Black
SHOESFLite . Oxford – Fatpack

UMBRELLA/POSE⊱ LW Poses – What’s Left.? // @ Marketplace

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Great Big Storm” – Nate RuessListen/View