[#443] 18 & Life

Tequila in his heartbeat, his veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor running but it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure, “Ricky’s the wild one”
He married trouble and had a courtship with a gun
Bang Bang shoot ’em up, the party never ends
You can’t think of dying when the bottle’s your best friend
And now it’s…

18 & Life♫ – Skid Row

Regardless of how funny this might sound, the inspiration to do this shoot came about during one of the last times I played the game “Rock Band”. The song inspiration had just become available to purchase and play and it’s been one of those songs that feels timeless for someone who grew up listening to it. Crazy hair rock is something that started my love of music but didn’t quite tip it over the scales. Having a sibling who was a musician and always listening and playing to different things helped broaden my horizons.

Yes there is such a thing as good and bad music but at the end of the day even if we don’t all agree what is what, if it has meaningful lyrics and or beats that is all that matters. It helps us get through tough times and also helps pick up our spirits when we are a little less than ourselves. I have no doubt beyond belief that the saying “There is power in music” is absolutely true.


A good portion of the look I put together here is from items that I’ve had sitting around in my closet (my reference to inventory), my main feature and focus for this blog entry is the “Miles” skin from Modulus and their  “M-Bare” collection. What is different about this is normally I wear the fair version of their skins but this release is comprised of mostly darker tones. Gives me something different to work with and I like that. There will be more of my thoughts on the skin below in the credits so be sure to take a look after you finish reading (or skip down to them because people do it…I have been guilty of it too!)


Above is a close-up of the “Miles” skin and I originally was going to wear a bit of facial hair but I thought that may compromise it too much on my first time featuring it so I held back from doing so. I did accentuate a little bit with the facial tattoos to give the look more of a hard time criminal feel which I think worked out well.


I‘d like to take a moment before I wrap this blog entry up to give a huge thank you to Kendra Parfort and the Avi-Glam brand for being a brand partner for over a year. They recently went into a new blogger cycle and I chose for personal reasons not to apply. I love the products Avi-Glam makes and I’ll continue to be supportive of them the best way I can as I move forward in my blogging career. On a personal note I feel I did my best to promote the brand and I hope that the sentiment is reciprocated.

That brings us to the end of this entry and I hope it encourages you in some way to either check out some classic rock or head to the events and stores that made up this post. My next adventure is around the corner and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Onto the next conversation…

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: Modulus – Miles (Sand) @ 4MeshNEW

Tones that are for sale at this event include Caramel, Latte and Sand (which is what I’m wearing). The included HUD gives you the option to apply just the face by itself or you can include brows and hair (or apply them separately). This skin definitely gives a rugged feel to it but yet also has that hint of softness to it. Reminds me a little bit of that one guy that was in the news for a while who became a model after his mugshot started showing up all over the place. There is something fierce about his face but yet still handsome and charming.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
TATTOOS: *Bolson / Tattoo Body Pack – Serra & Eli

This tattoo set is one that I purchased quite a while ago as I found it in one of the folders from 2016. The ink still holds up well with today’s mesh bodies as it comes with an applier for any Omega system enabled mesh. After I put it on I thought it would work well for a prison tattoo to give my avi some edge to him.

PANTS: >MM< Inmate Baggies – Inmate

These pants originally debuted at the first round of The Men’s Jail and due to time and other projects I didn’t get a chance to use them while the event was open. With there being so many events nowadays it is harder to get everything you want to use out in a timely fashion with deadlines for brand partners due and the real world getting in the way as well. Now that I have been able to wear them in this blog entry, they work perfectly for the tone and mood of what I was trying to relay….life behind bars.

Compatible with: Belleza (two versions) and Signature mesh bodies.

SOCKS: ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva short socks (#1)

SKYBOX: >]BC[< Asylum/Prison Skybox

<Instinct> THE JAIL Pose (4, 1)

These poses were also from the inaugural round of The Men’s Jail and include 4 poses (also with poseballs) as well as a cage which I did not use in the scene because it just didn’t fit my vision. Normally if an item has poses in it like furniture I use the poses included in it but the case with the cage is that it was not really a prison type but more like a fetish cage and that was not what I was looking for when it came to this scene. Instinct does a pretty good job with poses and props so I encourage you to go check them out and see if you can find something to aid you in your photography and or blogging.

[#426] In A World So Cold

Now I don’t believe men are born to be killers
I don’t believe the world can’t be saved
How did it get here and when did it start?
An innocent child with a thorn in his heart?

World So Cold♫ – 12 Stones

How’s it going everyone? I thought I’d take a step back from all the events and shopping madness that’s been going on over the past few days and just put together something that I thought was fun. I chose to dip into the nerd pool with a few shout outs to some things I enjoy in the real world. Putting this scene together was refreshing because I didn’t feel any kind of pressure to try and figure out the perfect angle to display a product. It was just doing something for the heck of it and if it turned out then so be it.

I thought it might be fun to delve into an undead apocalypse since I haven’t done so in a while and it seems these shots tend to go well for me in an inspirational sense. I carried over the Blake Oxfords from the last shoot because I just like them so much and knew they’d go with the rest of the outfit I planned on wearing. Everything else is a mixture of different things I purchased recently from events that have past or just stores I traveled to.

Unfortunately one of my favorite parts of this look, the “Snakehood” by KROVA is no longer available for sale. I had found it on the marketplace late last year and apparently the owner had removed some of his older merchandise and replaced it with newer things. One of the things I liked about it is that there were several different visor looks that resemble a certain “Real American Hero” that was a badass ninja who never uttered a word. Some of you will get who I am referring to and for the rest of you I’ll just say that you missed out on something cool.

This happens to be one of the easiest put together scenes and shoots that I’ve had in a while and felt effortless. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it and it gets your creative fluids moving to find a location or build to take some cool photos. I also encourage you to give all the stores that I’ve put in this scene as well. They work hard to create products that people will want to take home with them.

Now that I’ve said just about all I can about this entry I’ll leave you to look over the entire style credits as I prepare for the next adventure wherever it may lead me.

Onto the next conversation…

BODYBelleza – Jake

MASK⊱ [KROVA] Snakehood ♯ Not Available
As previously mentioned this item is no longer being sold and it makes me sad because I think anyone who might want it now after seeing it here will be disappointed. Maybe the creator will bring it back at some point in time as it is not technically an old item as far as mesh standards go. I’ve enjoyed this brand’s role-play style products for years now and they continue to keep making cool things.

SUITMeshmerized – Padded Suit
After seeing an ad for this item I instantly became a fan. Very few items of clothing in world have glove like sleeves and I like touches such as that so I sought out the store to pick it up. It comes with a HUD to color change the suit with 4 different colors for the top and bottom. I think the only thing I would change about this and it is not a complaint by any means is I would have added a white suit to the other colors provided; I think it would have made for an interesting look.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, Tweenster (2 Sizes) and Maitreya for the gals.

SHOES⊱ [MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS @ Man CaveNEW

BACKDROPSAYO – The Undead Heard You
I would have loved to have come up with this idea around Halloween time when I first found this backdrop. It’s got a great feel to it and sets the undead apocalypse mood very high. The Zombies that are after me are not apart of the scene, they come from a prop from COME SOON Poses and the gun props are from a pose set by the brand Perimeter.

Animosity x Schitt – Apocalypse Pose Pack (6 / 3)
One of my Black Friday shopping purchases, I thought these poses would work great for what I was planning to do even before I fully committed to doing it. I honestly do like the poses that Animosity does and that’s not just some bs session. I honestly enjoy the poses they release as I have been able to create some good scenes with the ones I have bought in the past.