[#496] Can We Get Out Of Here?

So do you want to turn it around?
And do you want to show me how?
You are a kaleidoscope
You are a kaleidoscope

CHRVCHES, ♫Get Out

Once again I find myself going outside of my normal and the more I think about it the more I am starting to get comfortable with creating blog entries with my normal self not being the main focus and allowing Brena to come to the forefront and allow me to tackle that part of my creative side. The preparation is a little bit different for doing things with her as the “star” of the photo because it takes more time setting up and putting an outfit together but I find it fun.

Lately I’ve been also thinking about other ways to be a bit more organized when it comes to blogging items that are from brands that are partners of this blog. There are certain items I feel that I’m not the best at describing so I’ve thought of ways to get the information about them to any potential readers and by looking at some of what my peers might do but doing it more in a TCK flavor.

Starting soon enough I’ll be using feature points (bullets) to let people know more about the product as well as what I personally think about it so that there’s factual information that is easy to read as well as my personal thoughts or reasons for why I’m wearing it as I feel it is one of the best ways to move forward and not only help myself but to visitors who read the site (and I am aware of several who do and I thank you for continually returning).

Getting back to this post in particular and using TCK’s female extraordinaire, Brena, I’ve learned that you can definitely find new places to shop as well as items that are gifts or are very low price and for those of you who have never visited it, I think you should check out the FabFree In SL blog. I’m not affiliated with them (nor have I ever met any of the site authors) but they have been around long enough (before I even started blogging) to bring news about what gifts are out there or sales are happening. Excellent site and it’s helped me tremendously as I don’t have nearly as much depth in Brena’s closet as I do for Brennan. On occasion they do have posts for men’s items too so definitely worth a glance.

I‘ve been a blogger for Image Essentials for a good while now, I’ve at least made it through two cycles and I’m grateful for the opportunities to blog for the brand. The owner and blogger manager are people I’d vouch for in a heartbeat and they’ve given me opportunities to go outside of the box as I’d been told more than once that I needed a little bit of freshness (and being stubborn as I am, I took this advice to heart without being combative). One way I can display some of their poses that would not work as greatly for me will work excellently for Brena and that’s what I did here.

They’ve recently released a set called “Heat” at the Jersey Shore Fair and it was really fun and hard to decide what to use in the photo. Maybe I’ll try out this features idea sooner than later and give you a bit more information on these poses, what do ya say? Well I’m doing it anyway so join me for the ride. The Jersey Shore Fair lasts until the 30th of June so plenty of time for a trip to the event and see these poses for yourself.

  • Bento enabled poses
  • 10 poses included (5+5 mirrors)

Brena is also wearing one of the latest eye packs from Go&See that are newly available at the anyBODY event. The eyes are called Cosmo and honestly I really enjoy the creativity that goes into these eyes. I decided it didn’t hurt to have a head from most of the major brands so I recently went to CATWA to get her one of her very first Bento enabled heads because not only do the Go&See skins look really good on the one I purchased but I’m also able to use their eyes and that gives me so much to work with. Here are just a few features for the “Cosmo” eyes:

  • 10 different iris colors
  • CATWA only appliers
  • Can be worn by any gender (unisex)

The anyBODY event also runs to the end of the month so if you find yourself out shopping here’s another destination for you to take a look at but just so you are aware it is mostly a female oriented event so there’s probably not too much a fella would be interested in other than maybe getting a gift for someone which there’s nothing wrong with in my mind.

As I was looking over the FabFree blog that I mentioned earlier, there are a fair amount of really good items that are group gifts (not all groups have a fee but some do and the price varies but with some of the gifts being offered it’s well worth it). I found the “Lora” dress which is a group gift of the MH Unique store to which there is no cost to join and there are plenty of other group gifts as well for you to take a peek at. What really caught my eye is how colorful it is and it wowed me even more while I was taking photos; the various colors in it just popped out at me with the type of light that I used when I set the scene up.

While I have quite a few items that were involved with this blog such as makeup and shoes and hair (which was part of the VIP group for TRUTH, the group costs 350L but so darn worth it for you gals that are hair enthusiasts) that I think I would lose anyone reading if I went any further into detailing my look. The items are not new releases but of course you’ll have a ride to them in the credits down below if you want to investigate further and I always say that if something appeals to you it doesn’t hurt to at least check it out.

That about wraps it up for this blog post but as I start to get more comfortable with using feature points they’ll certainly be better and more entertaining in some way. So until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: TRUTH – Jacica (April VIP Gift)
HEAD: CATWA – Lona v3.2
FACE: Lara Hurley – Christy (Pale)
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Cosmo ✦ NEW @ AnyBODY (06/0706/30)
EYESHADOW: Veechi – Spring Cut Crease
LIPSTICK: Spirit – Gift Lipstick ✦ Group Gift
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

DRESS: MH Unique – Lora ✦ Group Gift
STOCKINGS: Luxuria – Jacqueline Lace Thigh Highs
SHOES: Ricielli – Velma High Heels

BACKDROP: Rama – #selfie Downtown Walk

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Heat ✦ NEW @ Jersey Shore Fair (06/0906/30)

[#495] Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Me mind on fire
Me soul on fire, feeling hot, hot, hot
Party people
All around me feeling hot, hot, hot

Buster Poindexter, ♫Hot, Hot, Hot

Never in a million years did I ever think I’d be inspired by any song by Buster Poindexter in the history of ever but apparently I am hitting my TBT a day early and going back in time to the late 80’s (1987 to be exact). I was wracking my brain to see if I could find a song that would fit what I was going for which is technically a summer theme but most of the songs I thought of or remembered didn’t quite work until I remembered this gem.

The Men Jail has been underway now for about a week or so and plenty of great things to go there to check out and while not every item might fit your fashion style or decorating style, I feel there is something for everyone and there is at least one thing that could be taken home upon visiting the event.

We’re getting to that point where (at least in my part of the USA) summer is coming and I wanted to capitalize on that with a few of the products that I have going on in this entry including the “Outside Washers” by Grime. This outdoor shower is jam packed with different things that will make anyone wonder why they don’t have anything like this on their beach. It has many editable faces so that it can be recolored to the heart’s desire and poses for both singles and couples (which I may warn you some of the poses are not PG so keep that in mind!) The shower itself is only 19LI so it really won’t break your land bank and it is also materials enabled as during the time of my taking the photos I could see the reflection of things bouncing off of it which is pretty darn cool too.

Since I am showering in my main photo, I wanted my hair to seem like it was a bit wet when I did my closeup shots and the “Joshua” hair by Modulus fit that perfectly. 40 hair colors to choose from via 5 different color packs (with a FATPACK option available) along with an integrated color picker in each HUD that make Modulus one of the best bargains for your money when it comes to hair. Previous things I have said concerning the brand still stand up and they are by far a favorite and one I would recommend to anyone who asked me that was in the market for a new style or just coming back from an absence and needed something fresh.

You can find this hair at the mainstore now as it was previously a part of the last FaMESHed Go round, but it recently ended on the 10th of June. Now you don’t have an excuse to go to the store and find yourself a new hairdo or two (or three even).

I have a double dose of Modulus in this blog post and am also showing off their new “Eyebrows Set 1” that recently made its debut at Hipster Men’s Event. The included HUD gives you several different color options along with a tintable white application that can be adjusted to the needs of those wearing them. These brows have appliers for both CATWA and LeLutka (Omega) so that no one loses out on being able to have these for their aesthetics.

Hipster Men’s Event runs until the 16th of June so you still have a few days to go browse the event which is something I’d encourage because there are some nice things there.

Salt & Pepper is a brand that I previously only remembered for female hair but it seems they are branching out into other things and you can get a taste of that at the current round of The Men’s Department with the “Ethan” tanktop. There are so many things I could say about this that I almost do not have the right words to correctly put my thoughts in order.

This tanktop is part of a line of products that work with the water in-world so that when you go into it, it becomes wet. When you come out of the water you can slowly watch it dry (which takes a total of two and a half minutes to complete) or there is a quick dry towel included so that you can wipe yourself off right away and instantly become dry. I did my best to capture the stage of it being wet in my closeup photo so that you can see this at work and I think it is one of the coolest things to come around in a while. From what I have learned there are products like showers and squirt guns that work along with this and several women’s products already out there (with more to come) which will add a lot of fun to the summer months (and those not so real life summer ones because hey it can stay warm 365 days a year if you want!)

Sizes for the tanktop include: Belleza (which is what I am wearing), Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique and comes packaged with instructions and the quick dry towel that I mentioned to bring the tanktop back to its normal state.

The Men’s Department is currently underway and you have until the 31st of June to swing by and grab a demo of this really neat product.

Now that I’ve got this under wraps I am going to call it a blog post and journey back into my creative place so I can work on what’s up next (plenty of things that I have to utilize so I don’t have to worry about it too much). There’s more items from The Men Jail coming as well as some new footwear by Native Urban that I am looking forward to wearing as well as more hair from Modulus!

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Joshua Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Modulus (Store / MP) – Eyebrows Set 1 ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (05/23 06/16)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Salt & Pepper – Ethan ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
SHORTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – SLATER Swim Shorts FATPACK ✦ Previously Blogged

SHOWER: Grime – Outside Washers ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0706/28)

[#494] Street Fighting Man

Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I’ll shout and scream, I’ll kill the king, I’ll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band
Cause in sleepy London town
There’s no place for a street fighting man
No

Street Fighting Man, ♫The Rolling Stones

We’re almost at the end of the week but I’m actually able to post a true “Throwback Thursday” type blog. Using the rousing tunes of The Rolling Stones, I bring products from two new events to life. That’s how I’m going to start out this entry is by giving you some new news concerning the blog which I feel is really good for me personally as I continue to grow and see things prosper.

I’ve been accepted as an official blogger for The Men Jail event which begins its new round tomorrow, June 08th. The event has so many different products from clothing, to furniture, as well as tattoos. There’s so many different things for just about everyone so I’m proud to be affiliated with it and that they think I do a good enough job that they want me to represent them as well; I hope that it will be just like my other partnerships that are very nicely matched.

There are several items I have in this post from the event but the one I’m focusing really one the most in my main story shot is the pose which is from a set by Kokoro Poses called “Henrique”. It has 5 different static bento poses that will easily be able to fit your own blogging and photography needs whichever one you might possibly partake in (or could be none as well).

The item that makes me correlate with the soundtrack of this post is the “MICKEY” skinaddon from [FLAWS] that makes me more of a “Street Fighting Man” this applier which comes available for CATWA and OMEGA allows you to place a fresh or head gash on your nose. Of course what ruffian wouldn’t come to the party without a busted up face of some sort…that’s what being a tough guy is all about!

It’s been a while since I’ve worn any tattoos in photos but this time I felt that if I was going for a tough guy look that I needed some ink and it just so happens that Facade is releasing a new tattoo at TMJ called “Salvation” it has both fresh and faded version with a HUD that will apply to all major mesh bodies as well as OMEGA so that no matter what you are covered to wear this tattoo on your person. I think that it has an element of a prison tattoo but isn’t as rough as some of them tend to look which probably says that it is a post prison tattoo? I’m rambling a little bit too much on this so I am going to move on to the next bit.

Last for my goodies from The Men Jail is the “Erick” facial hair from Clever Language and I would have loved to see how it would have looked with the nose cut but my CATWA head just was not being friendly with me and kept pulling one or the other off when I tried to apply despite trying to use different layers for them both which gave me a solid reason to break out my LeLutka head because both applied without any problems whatsoever. If you aren’t planning on wearing these two products together or can figure out a fix by all means let me know because I’d appreciate it. This facial hair applier comes with both a CATWA and OMEGA friendly applier with a black hair version as well as tintable for those of you who have varying colors of hair.

The Men Jail runs until the 28th of June so find some time during your next shopping trip to take a look through what is all there is to offer fellas.

At the beginning of the post I mentioned that not only was I featuring The Men Jail products but also The Vintage Fair which also starts tomorrow (June 08th) and I was able to get a sneak preview of the event and while not every designer was set up at the time, I did manage to bring home a new hat/hair combo that I thought really started my thought process going of putting a look of a tough guy together.

Lock&Tuft will have for sale the “Cutler” hair which has a flatcap as part of the product. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a cap like this and it’s cool that it’s been paired with longer hair in the back. It reminds me a little bit of former lead vocalist from the rock group AC/DC who was known for having at hat like that as well as hair in that kind of style. I purchased the FATPACK which gives all of the colors as well as a HUD that allows you to change the color of the cap.

Now that I’ve covered the majority of what I feel were my key thought points it is time for me to put this blog post to bed allow you to get prepared to start the weekend and planned shopping trips. Check back in soon for more bloggage and cool new and recent releases from brands that I believe in highly. Also one quick thing is this is the second straight post that I’ve visited the sim, Rieri Town in Tokyo which is a really excellent place to explore and for fellow photographers/bloggers you’ll enjoy exploring and finding your own spot to snap a photo.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Rieri Town in Tokyo


HAIR: lock&tuft – Cutler – FatPack ✦ NEW @ The Vintage Fair (06/0806/24)
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v3.1
FACE: Stray Dog – Mikel (Tone 2)
BEARD: Clever Language – Erick Facial Hair ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
NOSE CUT: [FLAWS] SkinAddons – MICKEY ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6a
TATTOO: Facade – Salvation ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

TANKTOP: DUFAUX – Jordan Tank – FATPACK
JEANS: HEVO – Patchwork Jeans DARK B.
SHOES: A&D Clothing – Barcelona – FatPack

POSE: Kokoro Poses – Henrique ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

[#493] Workin’ For A Livin’

Bus boy, bartender, ladies of the night
Grease monkey, ex-junky, winner of the fight
Walking on the streets, its really all the same
Selling souls, rock n’ roll, any other day

Huey Lewis & The News, Workin’ For A Livin’

A new week has just begun and I’m starting off right (or at least I hope I am). For this blog post I’m featuring products from my friends at Image Essentials and Native Urban. I really enjoyed photographing this scene because it was rather goofy and I think that’s something I haven’t touched on recently so that’s what I’m doing with the help of the pose set that is being featured here today.

Image Essentials has released a Monty Python inspired set called “Ministry of Silly Walks” and if you’ve never seen the skit then here is a LINK for you to take a look and see what these cool/funny poses were born from. There are 12 different poses in the set and included in the set are a briefcase (with newspaper inside I have no doubt about that) and a bowler hat.

I may not be accurately dressed in my rendition of the skit but it is 2018 and I am considering it an update on a classic and I will leave it at that.

You can find this pose set at The Garage Sale until the 9th of June and you might want to hurry because if you wait too long you will miss it and all the silly walk fun you can have!!!

As a blogger who loves fashion as it’s pretty obvious from looking at the posts on the site, one thing that I seem to enjoy the most is footwear. Most people equate women to having all these different pairs of shoes but there are guys out there (including myself) that just love different styles of shoes, boots, sandals and the like so when a blogger pack comes along and it is shoes I tend to get pretty happy about it.

Native Urban has released a new pair of sneakers at the most recent and current round of Uber called the “Silhouettes Sneakers” and has 11 different color styles to choose from for single purchases but if you truly want the best for your money because you like more than one color, there is a FATPACK option which includes a HUD and allows you to color just about every part of the shoe itself so that the style choices are unlimited. That would certainly be my choice as a consumer because when it comes to shoes I hate being limited by just a certain color as I tend to coordinate my clothing off of one another so my shoes in some way match the rest of my outfit.

Sizing for the “Silhouette Sneakers” include Belleza, Signature and SLink and they are available at Uber until the 23rd of June at which after that will be moved to the in-world store and marketplace locations.

Most of the outfit you can see here are items I’ve already had in my closet so I am not going to really go into detail about them as well as my facial and body things because in these photos you can’t really see them as you might normally in my other works but you would be able to take a look back at the previous post before this to find out that information as well as a third of the time I don’t really change my look unless I’m blogging a new product it helps me keep an identity of sorts which I had not had a stable one for the longest time.

As I approach one of my blogging goals I’ve also reached another goal that I really never considered being a possibility and that is having been a resident of the Second Life community for 8 years as of June 4th (which should be when this is posted so it’s actually my Rezz Day). I have had a lot of experiences in that time and some of them positive and some of them not so much but when I started the journey of becoming a blogger it really helped me refine my creative side that I’ve always had but could never find an outlet for.

Most of the time I would celebrate this with those around me but I think much like real birthdays at a certain point you stop celebrating because it is just that time to and I’ve accepted that and it isn’t a great big deal. I’m just happy for what I do have and am able to create and make visual photographs of thoughts and ideas that interest me.

That just about wraps it up for this entry and it’s another notch on the cement wall and one more closer to what is now a realistic goal. Hopefully you’ve had fun looking and reading as I’ve had posting it for all of those out there who might see it. Until our paths cross again,

Onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Rieri Town In Tokyo


SHIRT: Belleza (MOD) – Nathan Shirt
SHORTS: Belleza (MOD) – Nathan Short
SOCKS: C’est La Vie – Ilva Short Socks #2
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Silhouttes Sneakers ✦ NEW @ Uber (05/2506/23)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Ministry of Silly Walks (b) ✦ NEW @ The Garage Fair (05/2606/09)

[#492] There’s A Light Up Ahead

Take this heart of darkness
I give it up
and all the emptiness
you fill it up
The times that I feel nothing
you bring enough
So I can live for something
You lift me up!

Further Seems Forever, ♫Light Up Ahead

June is now upon us and it seems like time sure does fly because it just feels like the year just started but we’re already halfway through it. The start of a new month means the restocked events that we love like FaMESHed, The Men’s Department, and of course for those of you Gachapon addicts…THE ARCADE! I hope that while I’m working to get caught up with things that I’ll have items from all these events so that you can get a taste of them from my perspective.

It’s been a while since I’ve covered anything from the Shiny Shabby event so I find myself in luck that my good people at Modulus have released a new hair at the event that honestly has me super excited. It seems a bit suspect that I’m totally gaga over a product by a brand that I’m a blogger for but if you know anything about me then you know that I blog for brands that I love and believe in and Modulus is one of those at the top and I’ve been a blogger for them from just about the beginning and it can easily be verified with little effort.

Okay! The details about this latest Modulus release from Shiny Shabby…the hair is named “Godfrey” and what makes this different from most of the releases is that you really do not need a hairbase for this. It is a parted hair with the side part built right into it without needing a hairbase as I just mentioned. Sometimes I have to resize hair to fit and make it look like it should on my head but I had to do very little with this and it’s made the “Godfrey” one of my top 5 faves of the hair releases in the last 6 months or so since Modulus started releasing products in the Alpha hair line.

40 different color options to choose from broken down into 5 different color HUDs all with an integrated color picker to add an extra bit of flavor in a sense. Of course you can purchase the packs separately or you can get all of them in a FATPACK for extra savings and then not worry about that moment when you wish you had bought more than one pack because you’re feeling like a change. I honestly think this hairstyle is old school cool and a bit vintage as well as unique because you don’t see anything like it out on the grid (but I have a feeling that it is going to trend but you saw it from Modulus first!)

Shiny Shabby is currently going strong and you have until the 15th of June to take a look at this great hair and add it to your style closet.

Go&See has released quite a few products lately including several eye packs as well as the skin that Brena is wearing, who as you can see has tagged along for this photo because I thought it would be a fun idea to throw her into the mix a bit more when I can and the ideas are there. I’ll get more to her in a bit but first I will tell you all about my peepers.

“Sparkle” is just one of two packs of the same name that you can currently find at the SaNaRae event and it is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul; it could also be said that these eyes are a good visual to prove that fact. There are 10 different color iris’ to choose from and I went with the closest blue to what my real eyes look like. The detail of them is super stunning and I’m not sure any photo taken in-world can do them justice, it is just something that has to be seen for itself.

They can easily be used for every day or you could use them also for any kind of role-playing situation you might find yourself in (if that is one of your hobbies). SaNaRae has just recently opened so there is plenty of time but in case your wallet has taken a pounding from The Arcade, you still have until the 18th of June to catch these eyes.

Lately I’ve been using a lot of poses from the store, WRONG, but with good reason as I really do love the poses that are made and also the collabs they do with The Owl store as well. It helps me create things that I have in my head a little bit easier which makes putting things together slightly less manic and stressful. I’ve been to several events they’ve released new products at and couldn’t resist picking them up knowing that even if I didn’t use them right that second that I would have a use for them.

I’m not sure how the numbering really works with them but this pose pack is the “Bento Static Male Poses – 37” which if they’ve come out with 37 different pose sets…that’s really super impressive! The somewhat funny part is that I likely have 3/4 of them and likely would go to their store and claim the ones that I previously didn’t own. To be perfectly honest I’d love to blog for them someday and maybe that could be a reality but for now that’s not a point. This pack contains 4 different bento static stand poses of high quality.

You can find this pose set at the current round of Ultra which the doors will close for this round on the 10th of June which gives you over a week to go take a look at their booth which has other pose sets as well so there’s plenty of posing options for you and your photography.

Brena has come out to assist me for this post and she has a little bit of everything going on with her look, some things older and previously blogged as noted and a few things that may not be new but are new to her along with one new product at a current event, so let’s dive into the specifics shall we?

Earlier in the post I talked about new releases from Go&See which one of them were the eyes I am wearing and the other is “Tina”, the skin that Brena is wearing. This is the first time I’ve used a skin from Go&See that was not male and I’m rather impressed by all the options that come along with them as far as brows and freckles for the face and all the body skin options.

The face skin works for both Catwa and Omega enabled mesh heads which is great for me because Brena’s noggin of choice is LeLutka’s “Chloe”. I felt that when I was putting her together I didn’t want to give her a CATWA head because I know so many people with them that I wanted to diversify from it. There is also a plus that the HUDs for the head are ridiculously awesome and are jam packed with features. However, with that said there’s always pro’s and con’s to everything which I won’t get into here because then it would turn a simple blog into nearly a manifesto of some sort.

Getting back to the face, it comes in 8 tones (Albi, Goth, Pale, Summer, Tan, Dark Tan, Tropic, and Cola) with 5 brow options (No brows, white brows, light brows, dark brows, and brow with freckles) which gives you a lot of options to find that right combination to make your girl face super pretty! The body appliers in the same 8 tones as the face skins are sold separately and have so many options that it just blows my mind and would take me forever to try to explain them all so I’m going to give you the abridged version. There are several styles of breasts as well as butts which also gives you a lot of customization to work with all on an Omega applier which will work for just about every body out there.

For attire she tagged the lucky boards at Petit Mort and came home with a flowery camisole and some jeans. She did also get some really great rose printed flats but those didn’t make it into the shot so I may have to photograph them down the line because they are really nice and well worth hanging around the store for the first letter of your name to spring up.

By now I’m sure you’ve either skipped to the credits or just got tired of reading altogether and I don’t blame you because I do tend to get wordy when I get on a roll with writing these things but if you managed to make it here to the end I applaud you and thank you for taking the time to see what all I had to say. Hopefully soon I’ll be getting back to a more regular schedule with blog posts, it’s been a seemingly wild past month but the ideas are still inside my brain and I look forward to sharing them.

Until our paths cross again…onto the next conversation


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Godfrey Hair ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby (05/2006/15)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Sparkle ✦ NEW @ SaNaRaE (05/2606/18)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Deadwool – Lorenzo Shirt


HAIR: nani – Kenna V2 Hair [Fatpack] ✦ Group GiftPreviously Blogged
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Tina ✦ NEW @ Blush (05/2806/25)
EYESHADOW: Veechi – Spring Cut Crease
LIPSTICK: Veechi – Berry Lip Tint
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Petite Mort– Pink Lacey Print Cami
JEANS: Petite Mort– Drty Drkwash Highwaist Skinny’s


BACKDROP: Pseudo – Mod Art Backdrop


POSE: WRONG – Bento Static Male Poses – 37 ✦ NEW @ Ultra (05/1506/10)
POSE: Gingerfish – Cultivate

[#490] That’ll Be The Day

Well, you give me all your lovin’ and your turtle dovin’
All your hugs and kisses and your money, too
Well, you know you love me, baby
Still you tell me, maybe
That some day, well, I’ll be blue

Buddy Holly, ♫That’ll Be The Day

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Time for a little “TBT” in this blog post (I’ve always wanted to do a Throwback Thursday) as I gather inspiration from the late 1950’s and the tunes of Buddy Holly. There were a few other songs I thought about as a soundtrack to this theme but I just couldn’t shake the feeling I got with the this song. So I ran with it and didn’t turn back.

FaMESHed is almost about to close it’s doors soon but there is still time to get there to not only get the limited edition hair from Modulus that I previously blogged but you can also lay your hands on this pretty sweet suit from David Heather. When I saw a preview add for it somewhere on social media it was clear that I wanted to blog it and I already had the background in mind with having the FOXCITY “Show Time” limited (and now extinct) backdrop that I got at a previous round of Limit8.

The whole scene just speaks about classic and a time that’s long gone and likely will never be seen again. Yes I wouldn’t trade most of the things today for anything but there is also something about that time period that was interesting and catches my eye. The music scene was certainly a different landscape than it is today but if it weren’t for artists such as Buddy Holly a lot of the music that came after him and the musicians they inspired would not molded some of today’s acts.

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The hair I am wearing is a recent release from Modulus and is now in the Mainstore as I did not get a chance to get this idea together and posted before it transitioned but it’s new to the store and worth checking out. It is one of the last few hairs that were released with just 25 colors and maybe the brand will update some of their previous work but even if it doesn’t happen the style of this hair is really cool. I like how you can pair it with shaved sides and it looks stylish. One of the other things I like about it is that it is a slicked back style which is something I’ve always been a fan of when it came to hairs and also why it fit into the grand scheme of this pic.

The pose that I’m using is from a past Gacha from my pose maker friends at Image Essentials (a very big thank you to Kay Weston for providing me this set in hopes that I could pull something off which I did!). I couldn’t think of a better way to show a scene that was similar to capturing the magic of the Ed Sullivan show which was many many years before my time but seeing clips of episodes made an impression that I just don’t get when watching stuff like American Idol or The Voice (or any other talent/variety show out there).

All it needs to be is a man, his microphone, and his music.

This was intended to be a short blog post which means I am going to be wrapping it up and I know there wasn’t as big of a write-up for this post but with there not being that many new or recent items I felt like covering the most important things was all it needed and having given a bit of a backstory about my inspiration would do that trick and I hope it has. I feel that I’ve been long winded a lot of the times so someone reading this post may feel like they are getting a break. There is more to come as I enter the final stretch of my milestone so I urge you to check back in soon to see what my next look might be and what inspired it.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Harry Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: MINIMAL – Bond Glasses Gold ✦ Previously Blogged
OUTFIT: David Heather – Richie Tuxedo – Gold ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)

BACKDROP: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Show Time – LimitedNo Longer Available

POSE+PROP: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Singer (7) ✦ GACHA

[#489] With A Little Help From My Friends

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm gonna try with a little help from my friends
Oh I get high with a little help from my friends
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends

The Beatles, ♫With A Little Help From My Friends

Anytime I get to use a song by The Beatles as the soundtrack to a post I definitely jump at the opportunity and with the latest pose from Image Essentials, this was perfect for it.

Gimme A Boost is a bento pose with tree prop where I’m trying my best at climbing a tree but have enlisted Brena’s help to give me that little extra push to get up there. Now the question is when I do get up into the tree what am I going to do there and even more importantly how am I going to get down? I’m not a fan of heights so that could prove to be a bit of an issue!

You can find this unique pose at the current round of eBento that is just at about the halfway point but you have until the 31st of May to head to the event and take a look for yourself.

The current round of FaMESHed is still going strong and I managed to dig into my haul from the event on the second trip I made to it by putting on the DUFAUX “Jordan” tanktop. I buckled and because it had FATPACK only options that is the route I went as it’s getting to be that time of year where I might utilize tanktops in my photos and this is clearly a well made product that has several features that I find to be interesting.

The straps on the tanktop have tongue closures like you might find on a fanny pack (yes I know I’m reminding people of a horrible trend that seems to be trying to snake its way back into popularity). To my knowledge I have not seen anything like this in any of the fashions that I own but it makes it different from any other tanktop that I have in my wardrobe.

One of the coolest features about the “Jordan” tanktop is that it has the ability for you to import a design and apply it to the front of the tanktop. That way if you have a blog logo or some kind of branding you want to show on the front of your tanktop then you could proudly display it for all you encounter to see. This is the second release from DUFAUX that I believe uses this and it’s definitely something I think is cool.

The Men’s Department by far is one of the staples for male fashion, accessories and furniture and probably one of my most frequently visited events. I may have said this before or I may repeat it again in the future but that is only because it is the truth and one of the sources to help me find new brands to add to my arsenal or keep up with brands that I love.

During this round of TMD my friends at Modulus released a new hair that I instantly knew would be just right for the look I was putting together. “Danny” is the latest in the Alpha Hair line from the brand and it gives me a real chill vibe which is what I wanted my look to portray and for the second time I am using the “Roots” HUD which is one of the new features that was recently added to Modulus products.

I have been a part of the Modulus blogger team for a long time, since the beginning I’d say and one thing that I can say as an observer of things is that the quality has always been top notch but the fact that it continues to get better with each passing moment is a testament to the fact that when it comes to releasing products you are getting the very best out of anything Modulus releases no matter if it is hair, skins or once in a while clothing (which it’s been a long time since a clothing item has been but never say never about them returning).

As I wrap this up I definitely want to express that I really enjoyed putting this scene together as it was light, funny, and humorous. I never know what is going to inspire me at a split second’s notice and I start snapping photos and the range of feelings and emotions vary on these pages and that is something that onlookers will come to know from my work. Though I certainly enjoy hearing about putting smiles on people’s faces or knowing that something I might have written or a photo itself has given someone a topic of conversation. Anyone who may be observing and would like to have a conversation feel free to contact me because I’d really enjoy hearing from you.

It’s been a pleasure once more and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Danny Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: DUFAUX – Jordan Tank – FATPACK ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)
SHORTS: Chuck Size – Benjamin Shorts
SHOES: Cold Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers


HAIR: Mithral – Soil (Variety)
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Insol – Liv (Milk) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Rust Republic – [Too Sweet] Top Pink v2 @ The Chapter Four (05/0405/31)
SKIRT: Insanity – Cobain Faded


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Gimme A Boost (b) ✦ NEW @ eBento (05/1005/31)

[#488] The Nights

Once upon a younger year,
When all our shadows disappeared,
The animals inside came out to play.
Went face to face with all our fears,
Learned our lessons through the tears,
Made memories we knew would never fade.

Avicii, ♫The Nights

While I may not be the most knowledgeable about the life and music of Avicii, I do know that whenever a someone from the music community passes away it has a profound affect on those whose listen and feel their work. I’ve been an audiophile for most of my life and there have been many brilliant lights that have dimmed for a variety of reasons and the effect of their loss is very profound even if we as fans had never had any real correspondence with them.

They all sting and they all hurt.

Lately I’ve been taking a listen to Avicii’s work and the genre is not a specific favorite I can see why he had so many fans because you could feel the passion in what he did and the theme I chose for this post was something I took a deeper look into and the words in it which really get you to think on a higher level. It was a tragic end to a dream come true for someone so skilled and talented at what he did and on behalf of your fans I thank you for your contributions and for having been able to share the universe with you.

At Uber, Native Urban released a jacket in memory of Tim Bergling (Avicii) and I think it is a fitting and fantastic product that I definitely have enjoyed wearing. The “Bergling” Jacket comes with quite a few options such as 12 different colors of leather and the included t-shirt has 10 different color options including an graphic tee with an excerpt from “The Nights” which serves as the soundtrack to this post and I suggest if you have not heard this song to click the link and give it a listen with an open mind and an open heart.

You will find the “Bergling” Jacket has sizes to fit Belleza, Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique male mesh bodies.

The pants I am wearing can also be found at the Uber event and are from the Lenox store which I’ve featured a time or two in previous blogs. I enjoy their work and most of the time when they have a new release that I like I tend to always buy the FATPACK because I know I will use more than one option than what I bought it for at the time.

The “Moto Jeans” come in 6 leather types and are sold both as single pairs or as a FATPACK that includes all the colors. As you can see I am wearing the black version of the pants because I felt that is what worked best with the type of leather I chose to wear on the jacket. These leather pants come fitted for Belleza (Jake), Nyramith (Aesthetic), and Signature (Gianni) male bodies.

Uber runs until the 21st of May so you still have just under a week to go check it out. The “Bergling” Jacket will move to the Native Urban main location and marketplace on the 22nd of May in case you miss out on the event.

The hairstyle that I am sporting comes from one of my longest standing blog partners, Modulus, and this is one that you will not want to miss.

The “Shawn” hair is currently available at FaMESHed but there is a catch, it is a limited edition so once the event ends you will not see this product again ever. It will not be sold on the marketplace or in their store. This hair is the first to also introduce new hair tones which have gone from 25 to a whopping 40 in all which gives you that much more flexibility when it comes to getting that right color for your style. What is also new about this release is it debuts the “roots” color pack which I am using in this blog entry and is only available for this release that raises the total to 48 hair tones in 6 HUD appliers with integrated tinting.

Future releases of Modulus hair will include the three extra hair tones which raises it from 5 to 8 in each hair coloring HUD. Just when you thought you were getting the best out of this brand they continue to up the anti and that is cause for some excitement. I also have heard rumblings of there being a new HUD that will allow alternate styling which if is true will really make them even more of a juggernaut in the hair market.

FaMESHed runs through May 27th so there is plenty of time to grab this one of a kind Modulus hair and I strongly encourage you to do so!

I think that while I am at a good point I am going to wrap this blog post up so I can start work on the next idea but before I do I want to make a mention that for the second straight blog I am using a pose created by WRONG. Seems that lately I have been finding a lot of uses for them and I enjoy using them as part of my posing repertoire. I also found myself photographing with one of the scenes at the very nicely put together Whole Wheat sim, which if you haven’t visited as a photographer you should. There are many great scenes which you could interpret your works and joining their group not only gives you the ability to rez out extra items (make sure to clean up afterwards!) but there are also group gifts to be had.

Once again I thank you for checking in on the blog and look forward to bringing my next visual and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Shawn Hair (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Native Urban – Bergling Jacket (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ Uber (04/2505/21)
PANTS: Lenox – Moto Jeans – Black ✦ NEW @ Uber (04/2505/21)

POSE: WRONG – Male Poses – 25

[#486] And What Of My Soul?

All those things that you couldn’t say
You should’ve said
All those I-love-you’s lost
Weighed more like lead on your chest

Atreyu, ♫The Remembrance Ballad

WOW, it has been some time since I’ve done a “fantasy” type blog post.

Pulling this together took more than I want to go over the details of considering that there were several outfit changes (not by me personally but for Brena) to make this come to life (or is that unlife?) Image Essentials released a group of different poses that focused on vampires and this is a topic I’ve always been interested in that began when I was much younger than I am today.

Whether it is books, movies, or even rpg’s or video games that have to do with these creatures, be sure that I’m all in (though I’m not the biggest fan of Twilight because vampires do not sparkle…sorry!) It even reminds me of something some of you in-world might have heard of called Bloodlines. When I first started out my virtual journey I remember the game/rp and I entertained the idea of getting involved with it but the more research I did, the more I found out what a blatant money soak it was and for me there wasn’t enough of a TRUE role-play experience for me so I took a pass on it. I come from a very extensive RP background well before my time in this virtual world and felt that I would be selling out to something I felt was against what I stood for creatively.

There are some of you that might have played it (or still do if it is still a thing) and if I have offended you then I apologize sincerely but I do not feel like there is anything wrong with having a difference in opinion.

During the process of staging the photo and getting everything prepared it helped that several products other than the “Bloodlust” bento 2 person pose by Image Essentials. Go&See’s latest skin “Theo” is also available at Men Only Monthly and let me tell you when it comes to skins that allow an avatar to look gothic or vampiric, Kristyna Wikifoo does the best job. I’ve used the “Goth” tone of skins by Go&See for several photos and they’ve all come out the way I’ve wanted. With the way the lighting came together I certainly have the undead creature of the night down pat.

Besides the Goth applier (which includes two HUDs for both CATWA and OMEGA), the skin is also available in Pale. Summer, Tan and Dark Tan and feature options for brows/no brows as well as facial hair options mixed in. The body skins are sold separately for OMEGA compatible bodies and only work with the latest versions of Go&See products.

Men Only Monthly runs from the 20th of April until the 15th of May so there is still plenty of time to check it out.

FaMESHed is also back again and for those of you fortunate enough to have been able to make it in there you’ve seen plenty of new fashion, accessories, and decoration. It was a fruitful trip for both myself and Brena as we both found new items to use in our wardrobes as you are about to find out in a moment. The event is celebrating it’s 6th anniversary which seems CRAZY to think it has been that long since the very first event took place. Even before I started blogging I still was very much into all sorts of things like furniture that I could find at the event so it’s really great to see it still going strong with so much support.

Once again I’ve been hit by the Deadwool bug. Their latest item at FaMESHed is the “Lorenzo” shirt which is a half buttoned tucked in shirt that gives you the option to wear it with or without an undershirt both of which can be colored by HUD if you’ve purchased the FATPACK (which is the only real way for me despite the elevated cost). If the FATPACK is just a little bit out of your limit there are three different packs (Light, Medium, and Dark) that you can certainly get your fill if there’s a certain grouping of colors you can’t live without. I do see myself wearing this shirt in different stylings over time so it validated my choice of going all the way and getting the FATPACK.

Finding the right dress that really worked with the theme was definitely a challenge for me to get Brena ready but while I was at the FaMESHed I came across the “Embroidered Strap Bodycon Dress” by Rebel Gal. I chose the wine color because it matched the red highlights in her hair and so I coordinated her dress to that and it worked out perfectly. The dress has two faces to it (the shirt and the dress itself) and an included HUD allows for you to change the color of the top with a variety of different options so that you won’t have to worry about it being stale after a while for those of you who like to wear things more than once (and I hope you would otherwise it would be a gross misuse of funds).

With my last new piece of my look (to which I am slightly behind but am going to be caught up with very soon and humbly apologize) I have a very recent hair release from Modulus which is named “Mateo”. It’s a short length hair that I personally think would work best with a shaved base but you can still go with a normal base if you are not truly a fan of the shaved style.

As with previously releases there are 25 different colors divided into 5 HUDS (all 5 are available in a FATPACK to save you some dough) and each one has an integrated color tinting section to give you unlimited options. This item can be found at the Modulus store as well as online at their marketplace location both of which you will have access to down in the credits below.

This was definitely quite the enjoyable challenge but for now it is time for me to wrap this up so I can begin to stage my next photo/look as there’s always plenty to wear and feature; I’m looking forward to seeing what turns up next and what location or backdrop (whichever the case might be) becomes the next visual. Hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend and until our paths cross again,

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Mateo Hair (Store / MP)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Avi-Glam – Hope Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See – Theo (Goth) ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly (Store / MP)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: [Deadwool] Lorenzo Shirt – Fat Pack ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed
PANTS: [Deadwool] Tweed Trousers – Black

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – TownHouse

POSE: IE – Bloodlust (b) (Store / MP)


HAIR: nani – Kenna V2 Hair [Fatpack] ✦ Group Gift
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Insol – Liv (Milk)
MAKE-UP: POUT! – Back To Black Beauty Set
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

DRESS: Rebel Gal – Embroidered Strap Bodycon Dress – Wine ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed

[#485] I Hope You’re Somewhere Praying

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

Kesha, ♫Praying

Recently I was given a name and a taxi to a location by a friend who had used it in one of their photos because I wanted to see what I could do with it myself. That’s one of the great things about photographers, they can come up with their own vision using something that might have already been photographed but done in a different way.

2elwe is an interesting location and very good for mood; it’s what I would consider to be post-apocalyptic based on the fact that it is desolate and rainy. When I roamed around and found my exact spot. The direction I thought I could take this was maybe a bit of a prequel/sequel to my blog entry “After The Storm” with the rain being so far away. A way to look at it is the story could go from being in the middle of the storm and traveling to finally get out of it.

The last time I posted I shared that I have become a partner with the Native Urban brand, which I am happy to be a part of their blogging family. There are so many great and different styles of clothing and accessories to choose from and the quality is excellent. I remember the first time that I encountered products from them was at the SWANK event. I stopped right away when I came to their booth and knew that I had never seen them before but I liked what I saw and instantly made a purchase.

For my first blog post to feature them as a blogger for their brand, I am wearing the limited edition version of the Anjuna Sweater from the Limit8 event. I really love the style of this product and I’m going to refer to it as a hoodie because that’s what it is to me. I’m wearing the Belleza Jake version which comes in two different “sizes”. There is a version with a more open hood for people who want to wear hair with it and a closer version like I have on for those who choose not to. One of the things I like best is the varying lengths of the sleeves as most items you see are always the same length which makes this a bit more unique in design. For non Belleza body owners this also comes with sizes for Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.

Only 100 copies of this are being sold and it is still available but you need to act fast because once they are gone, they are gone forever. The Limit8 event runs until the 13th of May but you may not want to wait until the last minute because this great item will be gone.

Given the location I was photographing at and the main item of my look was the Anjuna Sweater, I figured that I would go with a bit of an urban look mixed with a bit of nerd (I’m all about fusion…well maybe). Jeans are always something I’m looking at when I am out shopping and there are always a lot of different options and styles of denim that make it hard to decline.

During the April round of The Men’s Department I grabbed the FATPACK of the “Loose Straight” jeans by ::K:: (by Kitt Ragu). I love the look of these and having the option of wearing (or not wearing) a belt is a cool option. A lot of the times with jeans you don’t get a choice of being able to add or subtract the belt and it is harder to pair it with things for fear of clipping into one another (which is a pain as I’m sure anyone who has ever been a blogger/photographer can attest to). The FATPACK includes 6 different denim colors that fit Belleza, Signature (Geralt & Gianni versions) and also SLink Physique mesh bodies.

You can pick these up at the mainstore and if you are a jeans collector like myself, you’ll want to go take a look at these.

As I wrap this up I have some really good ideas (or what I think to be at least) for some photos in the next little while so stay tuned for cool fashion, hair, and poses from my favorite brands such Cold-Ash, Native Urban, Modulus and Image Essentials. Also throw some things in from events like Kustom9, Men Only Monthly, and The Men’s Dept (which opens Saturday the 5th!).

Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ 2elwe


HAIRBASE: Labyrinth – ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 4 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Amara Beauty – Gem Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: BALACLAVA! – Kip Glasses (Black)
HOODIE: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Anjuna Sweater L8 Special ✦ NEW @ Limit8 (Apr 08May 13)
JEANS: K – Loose Straight Jeans – Medium
SHOES: {COLD-ASH} – VALKYRIE SNEAKERS FATPACK

POSE: WRONG & The Owl – Male