[#553] Snow (Hey Oh)

Went to descend to amend for a friend all the channels that have broken down.
Now you bring it up, I’m gonna ring it up – just to hear you sing it out.
Step from the road to the sea to the sky, and I do believe what we rely on,
When I lay it on, come get to play it on
All my life to sacrifice

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, ♫Snow (Hey Oh)

Now with it being December I felt like maybe now is a good time that I do some wintery photos and this is the start of that. After scouting several locations I stumbled upon SNOW FALLS at the Hrodas Fen sim. I’m not super huge on snow or winter because of the reality that I deal with on a consistent basis and lends to a lack of wanting to take these kinds of photos.

I feel like it is too early for me to start doing any kind of Christmas stuff yet as I would limit myself to the kind of songs I would use to base a blog on. This blog I decided to go with something super simple to correspond with the elements of the scene and “Snow (Hey Oh)” by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers works great for me as the sim is covered in the white powder.

Knowing the band though it’s probably a metaphor for something but I’m just going to stick with my interpretation.

Focusing singularly on one product I went with the “Tokyo Jacket” by Native Urban which is a hooded sweatshirt paired up with a jacket. This is a kind of style I would definitely use out in the real world because a lot of the time I live in these kind of sweatshirts and wear a jacket on top of them. The All Colors pack which is what I’m blogging has so many crazy customizations that I could go a long time without wearing the same style twice.

The way I styled the jacket was to give the appearance that I took the arms off of the jacket and wore it with the hooded sweatshirt to give the appearance that it was a vest; I like how it turned out and feel like it was a good move to show that with the HUD on the All Colors pack you can make these kind of things happen. It was a release at November’s TMD but I missed the cut on it but fear not it can be found at the Native Urban store as a recent release.

Native Urban Tokyo Jacket All Colors features:

  • Original mesh
  • 10 custom faces with 21 different colors in HUD
  • Logos can be turned on and off
  • Hood Add-On allows for both up and down versions
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Maitreya version also included for the ladies
  • Available now @ the Native Urban in-world location and marketplace

I paired the jacket with the Slim Fit Jeans in Indigo by the ::K:: brand along with the latest group gift pose set by Chat Noir. I was excited when I learned about the new gift as I really enjoy working with Chat Noir’s poses they tend to bring out about some good photos for me and I’m honestly proud of what I’ve accomplished with this one for being a winter picture (I don’t feel like I excel at them truthfully).

Lastly the beard I am wearing is a random find through Flickr of a brand called “f u o e y”. The style of the beard is just what I like and even though it is a new brand I thought I would give it a try and see if I can shine a little bit of a light on them so other guys who may like the same kind of things I do would be interested as well. It is for CATWA and Omega and comes with two versions with black or tintable options.

Hopefully this brand will produce other great beards and the store takes off which I hope I have success and a lengthy stay on the grid. Nothing is guaranteed of course but it’s always something to hope for to see someone do well.

This was more fun than maybe I anticipated but I will say that it is time for me to take my virtually frozen rear inside for some hot cocoa and start to pull together ideas for my next entry which will likely feature items from The Men Jail which opens for the December round this weekend. I wish the best for anyone who has found this site or for those who frequently come here. I truly do this for more than just myself because I hope to connect people to new brands as well as those who appreciate art.

Until I am back again with something new it’s onto the next conversation!


LOCATION: SNOW FALLS

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1003 ✦ Group Gift

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Tokyo Jacket
JEANS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Indigo) ✦ Previously Blogged

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[#545] No Recess

Won’t you believe it
It’s just my luck…

Nirvana, ♫School

I am noticing now that with streamlining how much I feature in blogs has not only helped keep my thoughts fresh but my creativity on level where I expect it should be at. Another thing that I have also been doing is finishing posts later in the evening and setting them to post the next day and all I have to do is finish promoting them to social media (which has also helped).

Many of the items in this blog are carry overs from things I’ve purchased from events that have long been over (though none of them are from brands I represent) along with one new item that is and can be found currently at Uber.

Small bit of insight into creating this idea is I have done a few scenes that have pertained to high school or school in general but this time I turned it up just one more notch and with the help of “School” by Nirvana which is one of their songs before they hit the big time (it is on their first album “Bleach”) with simple lyrics but it hits the point.

By the time you reach high school and the start to feel some of the pressures of becoming an adult you realize the days of having recess and fun times are behind you. Then that time hits after you’ve graduated and you’re an adult and see social interactions between people and they fail to act their age and makes you feel like you’re back in high school.

In my school days I wasn’t popular or a sports hero of any kind I stayed under the radar and was friendly with just about anyone but didn’t overstep in circles I didn’t belong in (nor did I want to belong in a specific group). For this look however I found myself wearing the “Ethan College Jacket” by ExalteD and even though it has college in its title it fits more with the high school setting as it is essentially a letterman’s jacket. The jacket only comes in sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) but the advice I would give (which I rarely ever take) is to grab a demo before purchase just to be on the safe side.

Then I threw on the quickest pair of jeans that I had access too as that is the standard high school wardrobe. The Deadwool “Broberry” jeans that I have the washed pack version of works in a pinch just about every time which leads me to the final piece of the outfit puzzle….

Native Urban’s most recent sneaker release “Another 1” is a great low-top sneaker and reminiscent to a classic shoe from a brand I’m not going to speak the name of for likely legal purposes (and because it isn’t a 100% facsimile). The custom options in the fatpack are more than well worth it when you break down how many different combinations you can manage with it as well as it would offset the cost of more than one single pair if that was in consideration.

Usually I do not keep the tag visible in my photos but for fun I thought it would be something different to give a better look at an option I don’t normally show. The fact that it can be colored differently as well just raises the cool factor for virtual sneakerheads out there (I consider myself one of those but that’s not anything new).

Native Urban Another 1 Sneaker features:

  • Original mesh
  • Unisex
  • 14 customizable parts with 17 colors (FATPACK Only)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ Uber until November 23rd

Back in March there was an event honoring the anniversary of The Breakfast Club movie (I blogged a few items from it that I liked) but I had bought this Classroom set from Anxiety and I hadn’t found a purpose for it yet and while the original idea that I had for it was probably a little bit better I think that how I put this scene together works for the mood that I was after.

There were a lot more accessories from this set I could have (and should have) put out but I didn’t want to over clutter but I’m hearing some of my decor blogger friends scolding me a little in my mind which makes me laugh a little bit considering decor is not my world and I certainly couldn’t do it on the level many of my fellow bloggers can; I’ll stick to what I know I excel at but maybe one day way down the road I can give it a more serious try.

After my last post I realize that one of things I need to work on more is how to sign off on a blog post as I am confident mostly about how I start and the flow of things throughout the middle go well but when I get to the end I just feel that what comes out is lacking. It’s probably something I should discuss a little bit in detail with those closest with me to see if there is an easier solution because right now it is not a strong suit.

Coming up in the next blog (subject to change of course) I think I’m going to work with something from The Men’s Jail and I have a feeling it could go over well but we’ll see.

I‘m going to sign off on this post and I will be back soon for another conversation.


JACKET: ExateD – Ethan College Jacket
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Peacock) ✦ Previously Blogged
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Another 1 @ UberNEW

CLASSROOM: Anxiety – Weirdo School Set

[#536] Will It Bury Me?

If I fall again, will it be the end?
I know it’s wrong
You think I’m strong but I just pretend
Is it taking over?
Will it bury me?
Or will clarity become the cure for my disease?

Beartooth, ♫Disease

With a little under two weeks to go until my favorite day of the year, I’m doing another Halloween inspired scene. I shot this with a horror survival video game in mind (I didn’t have a specific one in mind because there are many good ones) with the idea that my avi is traversing through a prison where all sorts of no good is taking place.

Largely this idea came together quickly when the “Cell Block Massacre” backdrop by Paparazzi hit the Limit8 event; luckily for everyone that it is not a limited item because I know that it would easily have become sold out in no time by like-minded artists such as myself to try their hand at creating stunning images. The ambiance of the item itself combined with the right windlight will create wanted results and that is everything you want in a well made backdrop like this and I could go on and on but I think that would be too much.

Paparazzi Cell Block Massacre Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Built in lighting
  • High quality textures
  • Exclusively (but not limited) @ Limit8 until November 13th

From time to time I like to have my hair be a different color and I mean in one that is not a natural tone and I’ve done that here by using the Vibrants HUD on the “Luke Hair” from Modulus. Coordinating with the color of my pants that I’ll be detailing shortly I decided on going with a red to match the overall feel to my survival horror idea.

If I were asked to describe this style I would say it’s much like a mohawk but without the spike style (so it could even be a fauxhawk). I’ve seen this style on many major league baseball players over the last few seasons so it is growing in popularity in pop culture and sports. This is certainly another excellent product from the Alpha Nex-Gen Hair line that Modulus is known for.

Modulus Luke Hair features:

  • 100% original Alpha Nex-Gen Mesh
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • Each pack contains 8 bases tones + integrated color pick HUD
  • 40 tone FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ FaMEShed until October 27th

Native Urban has been releasing quite a lot of footwear the last few months which is not a bad thing because they are all quality products but for The Men’s Department this month they have gone the extra mile and I’m excited about it. The “Groove Pants” are a skinny leg pant with decorative ropes on the right leg and a pocket on the left.

For anyone who is a FATPACK addict there is a lot of customization to these pants and you can easily change out any part of the pants with a color of your choice making it your own personal style whatever it may be in whatever moment you want. It was tough deciding on a color scheme for the pants but I went with what I was most comfortable with and went with a darker red with dark gray and white accents (rope and pocket).

The detail in these pants make them unique to anything I’ve seen lately and makes them stand out in the sea of jeans and slacks that are on the shelves in stores and events. You don’t want to miss on out these so hop over to TMD the first chance you get!

Native Urban Groove Pants features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Rope only included in FATPACK or by joining Store Group
  • 7 customizable parts with 21 colors to choose from
  • Exclusively @ TMD until October 31st!

Most I think are familiar with WetCat Poses as many people use them in their compositions (I myself have plenty of times) so I gladly am featuring one of their pose packs from Pose Fair. There are two different sets of “Amiec” poses but I went with the first as I feel like it worked well with the scene I was putting together to photograph.

This pose set has several different versions of each pose to accomodate for various things such as body shape which I think is pretty cool that a designer would be as considerate to make it easier for everyone that are using the poses to not have to fix or adjust so much while in the process of trying to capture the right photo in the right angle as well.

You can get your WetCat fix with all of their exclusives at the Pose Fair, it’s still going strong so there’s no excuse for you not to check it out if you haven’t already.

WetCat Poses Amiec Set1 Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento capable viewer required to work properly)
  • 4 poses to chose from
  • 3 versions of each pose
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until October 31st

Last but not lease I am wearing a tattoo and while I do not do that all that often (even though I try to find ways) I really thought this “Distortion” Tattoo from Urban street felt like it would help tell a story of perhaps a prisoner who seems to be stuck in the middle of a zombie virus and has to maneuver his way through the prison to try and seek a manor of escape to survive.

There are all sorts of scenarios I could have run with it but that’s just one of the few that spitballed out of my head while I was putting my look together. The tattoo is cool and felt it gave my look more of an edge than it would have had I not had it on.

UrbanStreet Distortion Tattoo features:

  • Unisex Tattoo
  • Applier HUDs for Omega, Signature and TMP bodies
  • 3 Different Tones (Dark, Light and Middle)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

Now that I have covered all the things I wanted to feature it makes me kind of want to play a survival horror game but at the time of night that I am writing this it is not very likely because I have enough crazy dreams as it is to add on to it by playing something with hordes of the undead chasing me around every corner. Though I am starting to put together my next look and idea so I feel like I am ending this on a good note.

Hope everyone has a excellent weekend and until our paths cross again, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Luke Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: Urban Street – Distortion Tattoo @ The Men JailNEW

PANTS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Groove Pants @ TMDNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Cell Block Massacre @ Limit8NEW

POSE: WetCat Poses – Amiec Set1 @ Pose FairNEW

[#530] I Want It Now!

’cause I want it now
I want it now
Give me your heart and your soul
And I’m breaking out
I’m breaking out
Last chance to lose control

Muse, ♫Hysteria♫

After going on a mass blogging binge this week I decided to recharge a little bit and take a day off yesterday and had considered doing so the whole weekend but I felt a bit jazzed and pumped (pun slightly intended) and chose to shoot this scene while it was still in my head. Maybe the idea as a whole doesn’t really gel completely because I don’t know anyone insane enough to bench press near steps but I’ve done some unconventional things in my days so I’m going to get away with it.

I was thinking of a tune that would work with this and remembered one of my old favorites that I’d play constantly when I was virtually jamming out on Rock Band. “Hysteria” by Muse has always been one of those songs that would get me hyped up because it has such a killer bass line and I always enjoyed that aspect of the song when I would play it on the game.

Working out even in the virtual world requires some high energy rock and I found it in this song and aided me along with the “Kaleb” pose set by Kokoro Poses. This set of poses is probably at the top 5 of any of the workout poses that I’ve ever had at my disposal and I didn’t have to make any adjustments to my shape to make it work and not having to add more effort into styling and setting up is a plus in my book.

One of the best things I like about Kokoro Poses is that they add an incentive with their full sets of poses by adding poses that you wouldn’t get if you purchased them as singles and really why would you want to buy just one pose especially if you change your mind mid photo and wish you had gotten one of the other poses? That way if you have the full pose pack you can just throw them in a stand and switch to what you want to work with.

Kokoro Poses Kaleb Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required for proper use)
  • Mesh weights included that fit each pose specificially
  • 5 poses + 2 full pack exclusives (7 in all)
  • Exclusively @ Hipster Men’s Event until October 16th

Track or sweat pants are in my opinion one of the best and most comfortable ways to exercise because you don’t have to worry about the pinch or bind that you might get with jeans (which to me is a no-no anyway). ExalteD has a new pair of pants at the upcoming round of The Men Jail that I was excited to throw on and use for this blog. I originally planned to wear a shirt as well with this but I thought best to show off those ab muscles and save a shirt from getting drenched with sweat and getting all smelly.

I love the color options for the “Nick” Pants because they are all colors that I would wear and instead of copping out and wearing black or white, I went with the light (or baby) blue color represent one of the alternate old school colors of my favorite baseball team who are a game away from moving on in the National League playoffs are are perceived as underdogs that won’t get far (but I believe!) There is a nice black with white piping on the side of the pants to give it added style.

ExalteD Nick Pants FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh
  • 12 different colors to choose from (changeable via HUD)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting October 8th and available until October 28th

For footwear I thought the best type of shoe to pair with the pants was a lo-top sneaker and one of my favorite brands, Native Urban’s latest release fit what I was looking for. The “Pryda” sneakers are constructed similar to the “Woodboat” pair that I blogged not too long ago but they are not exact. I think even the colors available in the full pack are different from one another.

These sneakers are casual for just about any kind of situation you might find yourself in where you are not required to dress in a fancy suit. Perfect for hanging out at the beach, going to a club, or just kicking it at your place.

However, for those of you with the Belleza (Jake) body you won’t be able to use these because they were made specifically for Signature products.

Native Urban Pryda Sneakers All Colors features:

  • 100% Mesh
  • 12 customizable parts with 21 colors (changeable via HUD)
  • Fitted for Signature (Geralt and Giann) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Signature Event from October 1st – 20th

Lately I’ve been rolling through my list of hairs to blog from Modulus and this time out I am wearing the “Alfie” hair. This side combed hair is about chin length and can be paired with just about any type of hairbase (I chose a side faded one for this look). The best part is that you can choose between which side you have it combed to because Modulus now gives you both left and right sided versions. This has been a recent feature which I am absolutely grateful for and I’m glad that owner, Chucky Hollak, has given the option to us.

I’m sure I am not the only one who is ecstatic for this feature and I have a feeling that this is not even a fraction of what is to come so like all of you I wait for what is next in the already feature heavy Modulus Alpha Nex-Gen products line.

Modulus Alfie Hair features:

  • 100% Original Alpha Nex-Gen Mesh
  • Left or Right side parts included
  • 5 color HUDs with 8 standard colors
  • HUD contains integrated color picker for added customization
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Uber until October 22nd

Of course I cannot forget to mention the backdrop that helped put this scene together; which is one of the recent releases from Paparazzi. It is not brand new as it was a part of one of the rounds of Cosmopolitan but their bi-weekly rounds makes it difficult sometimes to get something from there and feature it while it is brand new.

The “Graff Tagged Door” backdrop gives the feel of it being a part of an abandoned building that squatters or curious people have snuck into (also read broken into) and used their spray cans to write different things on the doors and walls or whatever else they feel like. In my mind I picture myself being someone who has found a way to make it an abandoned gym and go there to lift weights or do some kind of parkour. The ideas of where that could go are almost limitless and because it is a virtual concept I won’t have to worry about the authorities!

Paparazzi Graff Tagged Door Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 different color schemes available (sold seperately)
  • Resizeable via click
  • Currently available @ Papparazzi main and marketplace stores!

This all seems like a mouthful so I’m going to finish this blog post up so you can get to the good part if you haven’t already and I will definitely be back with more goods from some of the latest events that have just started and also more from Pose Fair and The Men Jail. I look forward to getting back to work and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Alfie Hair @ UberNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Luxe Eyes @ The Dark Style FairNEW
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Eyebrows ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: ExalteD – Nick Pants @ The Men JailNEW
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Pryda Sneakers @ Signature EventNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Graff Tagged Door B

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) – Kaleb @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

[#524] Only The Strong Survive

It’s mine
It’s pure and…
As decent as I can make myself inside
We all know only strong survive

FLAW, ♫Only The Strong

For a very long time I have used music as a coping mechanism, as a soundtrack to not only this blog but also my life. That is one of the reasons why I have never strayed away from using anything other than music to bring inspiration, awareness and sometimes calm to the storms within my head. With my post today I’m using a song which has helped fuel me in dark times as a reminder that if you can remain strong in moments of struggle that you can rise back up and overcome anything.

I thought it would be a good idea to dig it up with having a bit of a creative block as of late and recall that I’ve been in that spot before and I found a way out of it. Strength is not only something that is physical but emotional as well and with my scene in this blog it is showing more of a physical strength it is still very much a mental one as well.

The Men Jail has an item by the store, Bent, which came around at a good time for me use it for the scene. The “#punchingbag” prop comes with poses built inside so you can either display yourself boxing, using your legs to kick, standing beside the bag after a sparring session and a couples pose added in for you to bring a friend or significant other along for the fun.

BENT #punchingbag Prop/Pose features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 poses included (adjustable by clicking)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s not often that I share information about a shape I am using as most of the time they are ones that I’ve had made or that I’ve adjusted from one that I have purchased but I couldn’t pass up the “Jeremy” shape by Go&See. I really like how this looks and am also wearing a previously blogged skin “Theo” which is also by Go&See but I am using the summer tone and that is something I’ve not done previously.

The shape has a handsome yet rugged face and gives the appearance of “I may be good to look at but don’t test me”. That probably didn’t make a ton of sense but I thought it sounded good as I was writing it and chose not to go back and reword it.

Go&See Jeremy Shape features:

  • Included style card (to give best look as intended)
  • Shape works best with Signature bodies
  • Eyebrow shaper also included
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until October 15th

Modulus’ latest release at the Man Cave event has made it’s way onto my head for this look. “Ryan” is a shorter length hair that can be worn to show it being combed to either the left or right side and that is one of the latest features of the brand’s hair products and that earns a 5 stars from me. I sometimes never know which angle is going to be the best when I’m setting up a photo so having that option to be able to make the product look good as well as the composition.

Modulus Ryan hair features:

  • 100% original “next gen” alpha hair mesh
  • Mirrored left and right versions
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated color tinting
  • 40 standard colors to choose from
  • FATPACK also available for purchase
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until October 9th

My footwear is one of the newest releases by Native Urban dubbed the “Custom Sneakers” and that very applicable with the purchase of the FATPACK. For anyone that isn’t familiar with the Native Urban brand their top notch footwear has a HUD in the “All Colors” pack that allows you to break down the colors for just about every section of the shoe so that you can style it in a way that fits best.

With the amount of colors provided and faces that can be color changed it’s easy to say that you could go a long time without ever having to wear the same exact shoe style. I myself like things that can be changed to give it longer longevity as well to make it just about brand new every time you put it on. This is one of the many reasons to choose Native Urban for your sneaker fix.

Native Urban Custom Sneaker features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 12 customizable shoe parts (All Colors Pack)
  • 22 different colors (All Colors Pack)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively for sale @ TMD until September 30th

As I wrap this up, I hope that anyone who manages to view and read this and relates to the beginning of the post knows that even though it is cliche to say that things get better in time…they truly do even if it seems to happen more than once in a lifetime. Strength can be found in many ways either through family, friends, a random meeting and by determination and will.

It also never hurts to show compassion and kindness because even if it isn’t show outwardly most of us are fighting some kind of battle. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation.


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Ryan Hair @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Theo (Summer) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
SHAPE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Jeremy @ M.O.MNEW

PANTS: Chuck Size – Jordan Slim – FATPACK
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Custom Sneakers (All Colors) @ TMDNEW

PUNCHING BAG: BENT – #punchingbag @ The Men JailNEW
SKYBOX: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Forgotten Rooms

[#520] You Can Count On Me

You can count on me
Like 1, 2, 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it
I can count on you
Like 4, 3, 2
You’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do

Bruno Mars, ♫Count On Me♫

At first I didn’t have the slightest idea of what kind of song I wanted to use to accompany this photo session and a lot of times I have it before I even do anything else. It was more difficult because I wanted to use something that had a ukulele in it as that was a main focal point of my idea because of my decor (yes I said decor). This is the first time in probably the 4 year history of the blog that I centered an idea around something I wasn’t wearing.

Image Essentials as part of The Aloha Fair released a gacha machine that features decor ukulele’s which being a fan of music in general I really latched onto the idea taking a photo with it close to me. I didn’t search for a pose to show me playing it because that would be a bit misleading as it is a decor item and not one that includes poses with it.

Image Essentials Aloha Ukulele Gacha features:

  • 100% mesh
  • 50L per play
  • 12 ukulele’s to win (8 common / 4 rare)
  • Exclusively @ The Aloha Fair until 09/07 so hurry!

With the help of my friend Aleriah who provided the really cool place for me to shoot my photo at, suggested to me that it would be really cool to do it around a fire. My original idea was to find a lounge chair at a nice beach to do it at but I thought this would work just as well and I could work in peace. The end I feel came out really well and gives off a good mood/vibe that I was searching for.

I wanted to make sure that I got in a fairly quick blog since it’s been about a week since my last one. Time just seemingly has flown since my last post with things getting busy in my world a little bit so putting something together that was simple and to the point helps me get back in gear for my next blogs with The Men Jail starting in a few days from now.

Most of my outfit is out of frame but you can easily see that I am wearing the “Sweatshorts” by ExalteD. Whenever they put out shorts I find it hard to resist bringing them home and because the FATPACK offered an exclusive version that I really wanted to wear and that was as the saying goes “all she wrote”. The shorts also have built in boxers that you can change via the included HUD.

I also like that these shorts go with ExalteD’s “Jersey” shirt what is a previous release. I was having a hard time finding anything that fit along with it that there wasn’t clipping (I tend to not want to deal with that both in situations where I am taking photos or when I’m just out and about, it’s a pet peeve essentially).

ExalteD Sweatshorts FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 7 original colors (also sold separately)
  • 4 exclusive designs only included in FATPACK
  • 8 different boxer choices
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until September 09th!

I am also wearing the Native Urban “Woodboat” sneakers from Uber that I featured a few blogs ago because I really like them and tend to wear things I really like (with different colors so that I’m not wearing it exactly the same). These are definitely great for all occasions that aren’t dressy like a work event or a wedding which would require some sort of brogue or oxford shoe.

Coming full circle from the start of my blog where I said that I had difficulty with coming up with a soundtrack for this post, I did some research and looked up songs that featured a ukulele in it. While there were a lot of different things that I had never heard before I narrowed it down to a few candidates and some I might use for later blogs but this go around it was Bruno Mars for the win. I felt the message of what the song stands for is something we all need in our lives.

Everyone has their issues in life and we all have a story in how we are the way we are but at the core of everything I believe that promoting friendship even if for some it is hard when you can find it in whatever way it is possible, it is rewarding. I hope that everyone takes a moment to talk to someone they haven’t in a while even if it is just briefly and also to take another small moment with someone you may not know well but have common things and have a conversation. It may blossom into a friendship that could have existed sooner.

Until our paths cross again be well as for me it’s onto the next conversation…

P.S. Thank you to Aleriah for allowing me to shoot at your home space!


SHORTS: ExalteD – Sweatshorts FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave (08/1509/09)
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Woodboat Sneakers FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Uber (08/2509/22)

UKULELE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Oloha Ukulele Gacha ✦ NEW @ The Aloha Fair (08/2509/07)

[#518] Remedy

Alright, okay
Do you hear what I got to say?
Do you hear what I got to say?
I’m searching for a remedy

30 Seconds To Mars, ♫Remedy

Locations are one of the most important things for me when I want to go out and take a photo instead of using a backdrop or the rare green screen (since I’m not proficient at it yet and I have a love/hate relationship with the idea). Last blog I ventured out to my friend Yosh Shi’s Posh Nightclub and the set up of the place definitely will encourage me to photograph there again sometime in the future.

Sometimes when I’m randomly scrolling through Flickr I’ll see a photograph with an interesting location and I’ll venture more into finding out where the location is and if I’m lucky the artist will link it or post it on an actual blog they’ve made. When it’s not then if I want to find it bad enough I reach out and ask what the location is. A few days ago I was lucky enough to come across a place called “Tralala’s Diner” which is what I would consider a desolate or post apocalyptic landscape. I wasn’t looking to find the exact spot that I saw in the Flickr photo because that just feels like I’d be trying to copy an idea so I walked around a bit and with a fair idea of what I wanted to do I found a spot that worked perfectly.

The song I chose for the soundtrack of this blog is a fairly new one by 30 Seconds To Mars and off of their most recent album “America”. What’s different about this song is that the vocalist is not Jared Leto who many associate with the band as it’s frontman and also famous actor. Instead it is his younger brother, Shannon, who I feel has a pretty good voice as well and was a bit of a surprise when I heard it.

The song itself I feel has a meaning of someone being down on their luck and very lost in the world and that made it a good choice to take my photos at this location. I am giving the perspective of someone who just can’t seem to get their life together and seems to not want to accept the help of others and just tries to forget that they are in such a desperate place.

My overall look suggests this is at the near beginning of the struggle with fresher clothes and not quite to the point of squalor.

I‘m going to start with my feet as the shoes I’m wearing are another new favorite of mine from Native Urban. For the past few months they have released footwear at the Uber event and I’m definitely a fan of that because of the amount of customization that exists in their fatpacks. The “Woodboat” shoes are patterned after a famous brand of sneakers that I am a fan of in the real world as well. Virtually I can admit that I would probably be a sneaker head because of the amount of different shoes that I have in my style arsenal.

If Fatpacks are a bit too pricey there are 12 single style colors to choose from at the event but truthfully if I were eyeing more than one I would probably opt to get the whole package to save a few extra dollars.

Native Urban Woodboat Sneakers features:

  • 100% Original Mesh
  • 12 different single color style options
  • 21 different colors in FATPACK
  • 12 different faces customizable via HUD
  • Fits Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Female body sizes also included (Belleza, Maitreya and SLink)
  • Exclusively @ Uber until September 22nd!

For this look I was able to incorporate both old and new Gabriel items to help complete my wardrobe. I’ll start first with the new because two of the items are for sale right now at the Man Cave event. The “Line Hoodie” is an open sweatshirt with a pulled up hood that allows space for you to wear your favorite hair without fear of it poking through (though depending on your head shape size you may have to adjust your hair). I felt compelled to buy the fatpack for this item because there were four different colors included and the price for all of them I thought was a fantastic bargain and fits the casual “I don’t feel like getting overly dressed” category.

To go along with it, Gabriel also released the “Line” pants which would be best described as sport pants (or even jogging pants if you’d rather) and come in the same four colors as the hoodie. I couldn’t pass up the idea of wearing the whole outfit even though a lot of times I don’t always pair things that are sold separately but are considered part of a set. I liked the idea of how it looked and also it was cool that I chose two different colors for the hoodie and pants.

I didn’t think it would work taking photos in a grungy setting with a bare chested open hoodie so I dug into my closet and found the tank tops that came with the “Spring Bomber” fatpack. It fit perfectly which I thought might not necessarily work since it wasn’t designed for this set but it did and helped complete my look.

Gabriel Line Hoodie and Line Pants features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 colors to choose from (Black, Blue, Gray and Khaki)
  • Sold separately or in two different FATPACKS
  • Fits Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until Sep. 09th!

This blog was kept simple because I’ve learned that if I pack too many things into it that it tends to become difficult to write and also because I don’t want to bore the heck out of anyone who reads it. If I manage to keep just the main things that are newest and also most important to me then the blogs won’t be so long winded.

Last blog I wrote that I had some exciting news but with how things happened it is being pushed back to the next post but I’m really stoked about it and to share it with my readers and followers who may not pay close attention to my social media outlets. Stay tuned for more and until our paths may once again cross, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Tralala’s Diner


HAIR: Letituier – Diogo Hair – FATPACK
HEAD: CATWA – Victor
FACE: Not Found – James (Tone 2)
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

HOODIE: Gabriel – Line Hoodie Jacket / FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave (08/1509/09)
TANKTOP: Gabriel – Tank White (Part of Spring Bomber FATPACK)
PANTS: Gabriel – Line Pants / FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave (08/1509/09)
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Woodboat Sneakers FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Uber (08/2509/22)

POSE: WRONG – Sit Static Male Poses – 22