[#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

 

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[#114] Hate Me Tomorrow

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“In my sick way I want to thank you
for holding my head up late at night.
While I was busy waging wars on myselfyou were trying to stop the fight”

The_Look

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Michal T2:Standard Skin (Appliers Included) *NEW* {@TMD}
EYES: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Sky
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HAIR: Jaryth’s Barber Shop – Receding Cuts – Daniel (Black)
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 6: Black *NEW* {@TMD}

SUIT: [ dynasty ] x O.M.E.N – Elegante Suit – Dark Grey *NEW* {@FaMESHed}
SHOES: Covered – Oxford Nightcrawler Black *NEW* {@TMD}

The_Influence

Hate Me” – Blue October {Listen/View}

[#113] You Are My Home

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“You are my everything…when I feel so alone
You are my home
You are my shelter when all my hope is gone”

The_Look

BRENNAN

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jason T2:Standard Skin (Appliers Included) *NEW* {@MOM}
EYES: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Sky
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Feet Male Flat v2
HAIR: ::MF:: Shady Hair Style – Black

SHIRT: ::GB:: Spring shirt / Gothic
PANTS: UC – Unisex Skinny Pants (Black Plaid) *NEW* {@MOM}

ASHLENE

BODY: Maitreya’s Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
SKIN: -Glam Affair- Katra skin – Party  [ Jamaica ] 06
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Poltergeist
LASHES: *Mon Cheri* “Falsies”
HAIR: ~Tableau Vivant~ Sherilyn – [Frizzy chic] – Naturals II
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Female v2 – Elegant

DRESS: ISON – T-Belt Shirt Dress (Striped)
BOOTS: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Metal Snake

RING: EarthStones – Celtic Claddagh Ring

POSE: Double Take – Entwined

The_Influence

My Home” – Thousand Foot Krutch {Listen/View}

[#112] If I Could Be Like That

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“Falling into this in dreams
We run away…”

The_Look

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jason T2:Standard Skin (Appliers Included) *NEW* {@MOM}
EYES: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Sky
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
HAIR: Moon. Hair // – Variety – Guy Tang *NEW* {@Uber}

SHIRT: {Fe Style} Ckorth T-Shirt
PANTS: ::7Style:: Cust Pants
BOOTS: V-Spot // Renegade Kombat Boots *NEW* {Group Gift}

BRACELET/RING: -B’LEAF- Bud Bracelet and Ring /Black

POSE: Vestige – Julian II (6)

The_Influence

Be Like That (Alternate Version) – 3 Doors Down {Listen/View}

[#111] Are You Feeling HAPPY NOW?

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“What’s my release?
What sets me free?
Do you pull me up
Just to push me down again?”

The_Look

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jason T2:Standard Skin (Appliers Included) *NEW* {@MOM}
EYES: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Sky
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HAIR: DECO – Sloppy Mohawk (Coal)
SIDEBURNS: -Labyrinth- Huge Burns Beard *NEW*
FACEPAINT:  *Bolson & [ kunst ] / 05. Pinion Makeup {Gacha Prize}

JACKET/SHIRT: V-Spot // Rogue Parka GRAY *NEW* {@The Dark Style Fair 2}
PANTS: Biscuit – Hunter Pants
BOOTS: [Gos] Triumph Boots for Men – FATPACK

Gloves: :::Breath::: Real Hand Gloves

POSE: Le Poppycock – Trigger Happy (Live On) *NEW* {@MOM / Gacha Prize}

The_Influence

Happy?” – Mudvayne {Listen/View}

[#110] Imagine All The People

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“They may say I’m a dreamer
but I’m not the only one.”

Another round of The Men’s Dept. is about to come to a close but you can still get some really great items before the event ends on May 01st, such as the etham Miguel Thermal Shirt and the Up The Bracket Jeans by {Reverie}. These are just some of the great items you can select from so jump on it because if you blink, you’ll miss your chance to get these great items. I have paired them up with the very nice Classic WingTips by Flite, which are a must for any lover of a great sneaker. Rounding out the look are the Mykita Round Frames by Wonton that can be found at the current round of N21 which is coming close to it’s end as well. Happy shopping gentlemen and I’ll catch you next time!

The_Look

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jason T2:Standard Skin (Appliers Included) *NEW* {@MOM}
EYES: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Sky
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Male Flat Feet v2
HAIR: MINA – Harry – Black *NEW* {@The Liason Collaborative}

SHIRT: etham – Miguel Thermal Shirt – All Colors *NEW* {@TMD}
PANTS: {Reverie} ‘Up The Bracket’ Jeans – Washed *NEW* {@TMD}
SHOES: Flite . Classic WingTips – Gray Coal *NEW* {@MOM}

GLASSES: Wonton: Blak Mykita Round Frames *NEW* {@N21}

POSE: Vestige – Samuel II (9)

The_Influence

Imagine” – John Lennon {Listen/View}

[#109] I’ll Never Be The Same

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“So pardon me while I burst
into flames”

The_Look

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jason T2:Standard Skin (Appliers Included) *NEW* {@MOM}
EYES: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Sky *NEW*
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Male Flat Feet v2
HAIR: ::MF:: Tourbay Hair Style (Black)
SIDEBURNS: A.G. Magnus Facial Hair – Sideburns {No Longer Available}

HOODIE: V-Spot // Dangerzone Hoodie FLAMMABLE *NEW*
JEANS: Urbano – 424 Jeans Stone *NEW* {@MOM}
SHOES: [BLK2.0] WASSUP-GACHA “MALE SLINK” #SPICEORANGE *NEW* {@MOM}

POSE: Sari-Sari – Basic (5) *NEW* {@Pose Fair 2015}

The_Influence

Pardon Me” – Incubus {Listen/View}