[#572] Gimme A HELL…Gimme A YEAH!

Can you feel that?
You better hold on
This one’s about to get bumpy

Rev Theory, ♫Hell Yeah

The weekend is here and I’ve got something more from the Pose Fair to share (which is going to be a central theme this month) and one of my long time fave pose makers. Most people on the grid are familiar with WetCat Poses and if not they should become versed in one of the brands that has been around for just about half the time I’ve been active on the grid if not more.

WetCat is a brand that when visiting their store you can find single poses for both male and female, couples poses as well as things with props such as the pose I am featuring in this post. In my personal opinion I am a fan of any pose store that can do just about everything and do it well; it is what grabs my attention and allows me to get my creative mind to kick into overdrive.

The Pose that Brenna and I are using is called “Youngblood” which being a music fan I am pretty sure that it is a reference to a song by the band “Five Seconds Of Summer”. I have never actually heard it and it could prompt me to go and give it a listen but I already had a good idea for the soundtrack before I even started taking photos.

With that said, I’ve been wanting to do a photo with a motorcycle involved for some time now and of course especially one with my wife because she is often a source of motivation and inspiration. Rev Theory’s “Hell Yeah” is an adrenaline filled jam that to me focuses on the way a woman happens to fuel the person whose perspective the words are coming from and that definitely is close to home if not right at the doorstep.

WetCat Poses – Young Blood Pose & Prop:

  • Mesh motorcycle prop included
  • Couple posesball poses
  • Versions for curvier models also included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair now until 01/31/19

It was a lot of fun for me to put together a biker look because I don’t usually do photos with me wearing leather jackets as much as I would like and I even found a great pair of leather pants that I just had sitting in my closet from a Gabriel gacha from last year or somewhere around there. The outfit was super easy and I’ll get into that a little more in a few but what I thought may be trouble was finding hair that looked the part of what I was going with.

Fortunately enough Modulus has a style called “Leo” that is at N21 until today so it is quite possible that this may not get published until later but I will still leave a taxi to get there but if it isn’t then it will hit the main store by no later than Sunday I would say. Modulus is really good about getting their hairs from events into the store so that people who may have missed them (and I’m a person who tends to miss events more than I want to admit as both a blogger and a shop-a-holic).

“Leo’s” style is moderately short but with some slight hanging locks to the side (which side it is on is up to the individual user). It was a great choice to go with for a biker appearance because it’s an in between type style and what I mean by that is that it isn’t completely buzzed but it isn’t super long (though some bikers do have long hair). It’s a fantastic hair that I recommend for the fellas out there and even gals could pull it off because it does remind me of the style I have seen on actress Ruby Rose.

Modulus – Leo Hair:

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 Color Packs with Integrated Tinting in HUDs
  • 40 Color FatPack also available
  • Left or right mirrored versions included
  • Exclusively @ N21 until 01/12/19

A month or so back at TMD there was a leather jacket by Tori Toricelli called “The High Line Jacket” and I had meant to get it because I knew there would be use for it but I forgot to get it while it was at the event. When the idea of this photo started to play in my mind the memory of not getting that jacket came to the forefront which prompted me to find their store (I had never been there before) and get the jacket to complete my look. I already had the boots, I had the pants and and I had the hair and facial look nailed down which made this the last piece I needed.

There are a lot of features in the FATPACK that I couldn’t ignore so I made the hard choice to get it with the idea in mind that this photo is not the only time I’ll be using this jacket; it has many uses and I can wear different colors of it in combination with shirts and graphic styles to not make it the exact same jacket. The graphics feature is rather neat because it can be turned on and off as well as a choice of having light or dark versions depending on what color shirt is chosen.

“The High Line Jacket” is available in singles versions (with white or black shirts but without graphics) and come fitted for Aesthetic “Enzo”, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male mesh bodies.

I‘ve chosen not to bulleted list for the Tori Toricelli jacket because I’m not necessarily featuring it as a new item as well as it is not a brand that I am a part of the blogger team. Not that it makes it less important to me as it is a very big part of my look for this blog it just saves on time as well as reading because I feel like I have started to go well over what I’ve allotted myself for this post.

On that note it is time to provide the credits for what I am wearing as well as what Brenna’s look consists of so that if there’s anything that catches the eyes of the female readers of this blog then they’ll know where to pick up those items as well. Expect more from me this week as this is the first of two photo sessions I had last night so I anticipate probably posting at least five or six days out of seven depending on my schedule.

More photo sessions await me so I’m going to say goodbye for now and will be back soon with another conversation!

B


Location: Motorheadz Cafe

POSE: Wetcat Poses – Youngblood @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Leo Hair @ n21 ✦ NEW
HAIRBASE: Labyrinth – Buzzcut
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley v3.2
BEARD: Nivaro – Rugged

JACKET: Tori Toricelli – The High Line Jacket
PANTS: Gabriel – Zip Leather Pants ✦ Gacha
BOOTS: Gabriel – Leather Belt Boots ✦ Gacha

:: What She’s Wearing ::

HAIR: DOUX – Gabryela
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: The Secret Store – Karina Cropped Sweater @ Collabor88NEW
PANTS: The Secret Store – Meya Leather Pants @ Collabor88NEW
BOOTS: REIGN – Becky Studded Boots

Advertisements

[#571] One Call Away

You and me can make it anywhere
But for now, we can stay here for a while
‘Cause you know, I just wanna see you smile

Charlie Puth, ♫One Call Away

Wow, what can I say? Lately I have been on one of the best rolls when it comes to blogging then I have in a long time and I’m not sure what exactly it is; I can’t put my finger on it but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth and all of those cliche sayings I could attribute to the reason why things have just clicked for me. Truthfully I am wondering if it is just the start of a new year and getting a fresh start or if there’s some cosmic reasoning for the creativity burst I have had…it could also be my excitement over returning to Pose Fair for at least the first two rounds this year. To me I think it’s more often the poses that help drive my ideas than it is the clothing but it seems that there is not such a thing as a virtual pose blog…well at least not yet anyway.

Also it could also be that I’ve truly hit upon some inspirational themes which most have been happy but if there’s someone that can tell me they are 100% all day every day and have never had a down moment then I want to know what they are doing because I certainly want to get on that train. For me I think that if I wasn’t allowed to feel any other emotions then I wouldn’t be half the person I am or will become. This site is more then just about virtual things, it’s about what it is to be human and all the thing that I may go through or what someone close to me might be experiencing.

One of the reasons why I chose the pose I did for this entry is because of the phone prop that came with it because it automatically helped me remember that one of the songs I wanted to use as a soundtrack was Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away”. It’s a testament to being an emotional superhero that doesn’t need a cape and being there for someone close (mostly likely a spouse or significant other). I think that if one of the people I loved needed to talk no matter when it was in the day that I am going to be there to support them no matter what.

I used to often wonder if I was the kind of person that did things for people for what it could get me in return all because of one terrible person I had in my life. They made me feel that way and I spent a long time worrying about what people thought but as I write this I’ve clearly realized that I know without a doubt that I do the things I do out of love.

Like a broken record I am probably going to talk about how much there is at Pose Fair until the end of the month when the January round ends but when what I say is based in truth it is worth repeating if it means that I can inspire someone to visit the event to find something to create a moment of their own that others will then see and the cycle continues.

MERCH is a pose store whose name I’ve heard floating around for a while and not only by fellow bloggers but also by their pose creating peers as a quality place to get poses from and that says a lot if someone in the same profession has nice things to say about another person’s work then it is worth looking into. Their pose set “Von” is what I am using for the photo and as I said above I chose it because of the phone prop that came with it.

Not all of the poses use the phone but most do which I thought would also be good information to pass along to the public along with also adding the pose key as well to see what the other poses in the set look like. I think that would be something I’d want to see on a blog if I were looking at one and wanting all the information I could get about a product.

M E R C H – Von Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses with one pose variation (6 total poses)
  • Mobile phone prop included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

NEW RELEASE

Fire escapes in winter can be pretty chilly so it made lots of sense for me to put on the “Camron Over Coat” by HEVO which is a recent release from the November/December round of Men Only Monthly that I remember picking up right before it closed for that round. I struggled with trying to pick between coat colors so in the end the price was well worth going all-in and purchasing the FATPACK.

Usually I tend to wear black coats because it’s somewhat of a personal trademark for me which is why I stepped out of one of my norms by wearing the brown version of the coat and still managed to get my monotone colors with how I colored the sweatshirt and shirt underneath that. What can I say? I told you it was cold so I bundled up so my pixels didn’t freeze!

HEVO – Camron Over Coat:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 8 colors to change 3 parts (Base, Sweater and Shirt)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Now available at the HEVO in-world store

On that note I think it is best to end this post at a good spot by leaving the entire credits and be sure to remember if there is something that isn’t listed check the above page with the list of the items that I wear currently. That is the go to reference for anything you did not see listed in credits and until I’m wearing something different that is where my permanent items reside.

Plenty more things to do and my ideas are through the roof right now so time to go cook up something new but until then keep those conversations going!

B

POSE: M E R C H – Von Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough

JACKET: HEVO – Camron Over Coat
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Dean Chinos

[#570] I’m Coming Home

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

Skylar Grey, ♫Coming Home (Part II)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Native Urban MKJ Sneakers:

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

Native Urban Drift Jacket:

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

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

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

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

LW Poses – Do You Remember:

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

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

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

Much love,

B

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

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

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

[#569] I Can’t Feel A Thing

Sometimes I feel that you and I are suicide
I watched you take from me
The very thing that made me thrive

Dead Girls Academy, ♫I Can’t Feel A Thing

For the first time in 2019 I am visiting one of my most recent favorite places to take photos, the wonderful I Am (SL) Amsterdam sim. It’s still in winter mode but I didn’t let that deter me from finding a good location to photograph that I haven’t taken advantage of before. There are several frozen over water fountains at this location but something about the one I took photos by called to me. With one of the skies by BATTLESCARS (that were a gift at 6◦ Republic), I found a beautiful background that allowed me to capture a moment that I felt was both beautiful and sad at the same time.

There are many ways the narrative could be explained as to what this photo is about but I usually love to leave it to an individuals own perspective when looking at my work. I will say that the emotions that I believe my pixel self is going through is that of sorrow and hopelessness with a slight dash of despair. To me in a way it is a call back to one of my previous blogs where the scene depicted a man involved in a gun battle looking to seek revenge. It could be looked at as a follow up to a future time when the odds are not likely in the protagonists favor and the end seemingly approaches.

had a few candidates for the soundtrack to this blog entry but nothing really fit and then I started to have a conversation with my friend, Lucky. We were bouncing ideas back and forth and then he reminded me of a band that he’d recently discovered and turned me onto and together we figured out something that fit within the realm of what my photo depicted.

Dead Girls Academy despite the name is actually something I recommend listening to and for anyone that’s a fan of post-hardcore music then I think it’s a pleasant surprise; with Lucky’s help we thought the best song from their latest and first album, “Alchemy” should be the track “I Can’t Feel A Thing” because the photo suggests that the world is crumbling around the subject as he is down on the ground reaching for a gun. What he intends to do with it is something as I said a few moments ago is up for interpretation here.

One of the things I said in the conversation we had is that music as a whole is what our scars sound like and we both agreed to the fact that we could just about take any song and at some point in time it could relate to a situation one or the other of us has been in. The fact is that whether it applies now or has somewhere back in time, a lot of my scars can be felt through this site. It may seem like a glutton for punishment to some but knowing where I’ve been and where I am helps guide me to where I’ll be tomorrow and beyond.


Okay so that was some seriousness going on there for a moment but now’s where the fun starts.

I’m starting the year being thankful that I am once again a part of the Pose Fair Blogger Team and I just couldn’t wait to get started and if I’m this inspired by just the first pose that I feature I have a feeling this will be a very productive round and month of blog posts for me. Normally I don’t go into details as I feel that is like a side to blogging that is unspoken but with the requirements changing directions makes it work out even better for me and I love it. Being able to choose specific categories of things I want to blog really takes a lot of creative pressure of of me and allows me to be myself.

The first brand that I’m featuring for the January round for Pose Fair also happens to be one of the sponsors for the event. Spartin Parx is a store that I’ve run across on the grid but have limited interaction with but the quality of the poses are high that I can say with certainty. When I starting looking through the poses in the “Kris” pose set I knew I had my work cut out for me.

Ten (10) poses is what I consider to be a lot nowadays when most pose sets consist of only five or less depending on the creator. I know it is a lot of work to create poses as I dabbled in it years ago for fun before the magic of bento became a part of our virtual lives. Cycling through them I found the ground based pose that gave me the idea before I even went to (SL) Amsterdam to shoot the principal photography for the blog.

Lately I haven’t posted more than one photo in a blog often but I loved this particular pose so much that I wanted to give two similar but different perspectives on it as I wanted the second photo to focus more on the leg movement I was making as well as give a better angle of the gun because it was a bit flat in the main shot.

Spartin Parx Kris Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled (Bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in pack
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

POSE FAIR 2019

I dug into my wardrobe because I wanted to save some of my newer clothing for future posts as well as I knew that I had a classic look with both the L&B Swear “Blazer” and “Slacks”. My thoughts were to look sophisticated but yet also dangerous given the different scenarios that could be presented as a part of the photos such as what is just beyond the camera’s eye?

Time for me to turn my attention to the next blog as everything I’ve wanted to say has been said and there’s so much more Pose Fair to come and hopefully those who have found their way here go pay the event a visit it is certain not to disappoint. Here’s the credits and I’ll be back again soon with more fashion, music and art and it’s certainly been a pleasure…

Warmest regards,

B

LOCATION: I am (SL) Amsterdam

POSE: Spartin Parx – Kris @ Pose FairNEW

BLAZER: L&B Swear – Blazer
SLACKS: L&B Swear – Slacks
BOOTS: Kokoia – Sniper (Black)

[#568] Save It ‘Til The Morning After

Don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after
No, don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after

Duran Duran., ♫Save A Prayer

Recently in a conversation the topic of doing things differently than I’m used to and maybe I find myself playing it safe more often than not because it is the easier way to do things. One thing I took to heart during this conversation is I may be missing out on potential opportunities because of not pushing the envelope even further…in the vein of that conversation I am taking a step out of my comfort zone and turning up the sexy and just because I’m not going the “Full Monty” doesn’t mean I’m not stepping it up.

Leave it to the imagination and always leave people wanting more…so perhaps that is what I’m doing.

This is my first ever time blogging an item by Cubura and it isn’t because I dislike their products it is just mostly they are a bit more edgier than I’ve been used to in my 4+ years of blogging. Throwing caution to the wind I said the heck with it and am giving the “Drew Shorts” a try. They are pretty form fitting with some emphasis around the nether regions but not as aggressively as some products I’ve seen around the grid. Another bright side is that there is so many options to color various parts of the shorts that you could wear a different version just about every day for a very long time.

Cubura Drew Shorts:

  • Original mesh
  • Shorts, Edges, Strips and Strings colorable via HUD
  • 10+ colors per each colorable area
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic (Enzo), Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting 01/08/19 through 01/28/19

UrbanStreet is a brand that I have blogged before in the past and this time I have their newest tattoo release “Sentence” on my skin. This tattoo contains elements of geometric shapes along with skulls in what I would best describe as a type of Samoan or Polynesian type pattern and comes with Light, Dark and Middle opacity types which gives the buyer the best option that suits them. For tattoo enthusiasts who are looking for something that looks to fit the dangerous type this is worth taking a look at when it becomes available to the public.

I have a feeling that I will be doing quite a few blogs in the next few weeks with tattoos as there are lot of them that I’ve had on my list to blog and this was the kickoff to start utilizing them more often.

UrbanStreet Sentence Tattoo:

  • Light, Medium and Dark opacity
  • Omega and Signature applier HUDS
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting 01/08/19 through 01/28/19

I‘m saving my favorite part of what I’m blogging in this photo for last; simply because for me it is what inspired me to pull together the rest of what made this image work in my head. Bent Poses put together a three pose set designed to display what the morning grind might be like and while most of the time I’m NOT a morning person, the times I am there’s nothing wrong with a warm cup of coffee and a quick glance over the paper….well more like the Entertainment and Sports pages as I’m mostly checked out to world events at the moment.

The #Sundays set includes a mesh coffee cup and newspaper which upon wear activates the pose its intended for, and the third pose combines both the cup and paper which can be seen in my photo because I thought the pose looked really cool and it’s not often I do things like that (especially in very little clothing) but you have to live a little every now and then.

Bent #Sundays Pose & Prop Set:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required)
  • Coffee cup and newspaper props included
  • 3 different poses in all (activated by wearing props)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting 01/08/19 through 01/28/19

By now it’s probably easy to see that the theme of this blog was items that will be appearing in the January round of The Men’s Jail that starts on Tuesday, the 08th. When the doors officially open I definitely encourage all the fellas who may view this blog to give it a look because as I’ve shown there are various types of items sold at the event like clothing, tattoos, and poses as an example.

The soundtrack to this blog was a bit of overflow from taking a stroll back in music time as I ventured into the 80’s last blog with WHAM! and stuck around for a moment to pull out this gem by Duran Duran who have a special place for me. My main motivation for selecting it was for it’s references to the morning after which could be where I’m at with the coffee and paper.

Hopefully I can keep up this streak of posts because it’s been really good for me to be on a roll like this and also while I’m still on a run I will get as much as I can out without completely wearing myself out. By Tuesday I figure it will be likely worth a day off and I can recharge and perhaps just take photos to keep things going but reserve posting for a day or so but depends on how things go.

For now I’m going to drop those credits and see what more I can do to get back here again.

B


POSE: BENT – #Sundays @ The Men JailNEW

TATTOO: UrbanStreet – Sentence @ The Men JailNEW

SHORTS: Cubura – Drew Shorts @ The Men JailNEW

[#567] Jitterbug

Something ain’t right
My best friend told me what you did last night
Left me sleepin’ in my bed
I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead.

WHAM!, ♫Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

There’s nothing like something upbeat on a Friday to start the weekend and what better to bring it in than a little tune from the early 80’s? Many of the people that are in my circle are younger than me and while maybe they’ve heard this song most of them were not even born yet when this track first showed up in 1984..heck I myself was pretty young as well.

WHAM! was to me the precursor to artists such as New Kids On The Block and thus gave birth to the Backstreet Boys, NSync who artists like One Direction and BTS have derived from. It’s that chain that started a formula so many years ago that while back then was cheesy and a bit embarrassing it got people to dance and have a good time which is what I’m hoping this post inspires people on the grid to do tonight or sometime this weekend because why not?

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to blog a Paparazzi item while it was actually new at an event with conflicting schedules making it hard (while it seems like an excuse and I don’t like making them it is the absolute truth), I finally was able to catch up to one that is currently apart of the most recent round of Cosmopolitan. The “J-POP STAGE BACKGROUND” is exactly what I needed to pair with the soundtrack to this post because it is colorful, has great lighting and also has smoke you can add to your scene to give it a concert like appearance.

This backdrop along with me once again using the UrbanMind Poses “Rhapsody” pose set helped in really making this scene come together and more concert like with use of the right light settings and with the help of LumiPRO ’18.

Paparazzi J-POP STAGE BACKGROUND:

  • Original mesh
  • Built In Lighting (also modifiable through edit mode)
  • Additional smoke particles included
  • Blue or Pink stages available
  • Exclusively @ Cosmopolitan until 01/12/19

Over the years many pop culture icons (including musicians) were known for wearing headbands so I thought this was a great addition to my look as it was also a part of the “Christians Hair” by Modulus. It’s also been a while since I had a color other than your standard natural hairs so I chose to give my locks a bit of color for a change and I really love how it looks and how the lights play well with it.

The bandana part of the hair has 6 different patterns in the included HUD that are mostly island inspired (or you could even say Hawaiian to be more precise) but there is a classic pattern that you see a lot with the kind you can get in a store and the one I am wearing reminded me of a throwback vibe so picking it was simple and effective.

Modulus Christian Hair:

  • 100% Original Nex-Gen Alpha Mesh
  • Resize via script in hair
  • 6 bandana patterns changeable via included HUD
  • 5 color packs + integrated tinting
  • 40 Color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ FaMESHed until 01/27/19

Backdrop…✓, Pose…✓, Sweet Hair…✓ so that only leaves me with the outfit! The unique style of Bakaboo was the easy choice for picking out my wardrobe for this blog post. Many of their fashions could be worn on a runway or they could be worn by someone in the music industry during a concert and the “Dahriel” Shirt and Pants were my first pick.

There are two versions of this outfit but sadly I couldn’t find a way to make the animated version work for me to be able to capture a video of it to add onto this post because I think it would have been epic to show just how cool it was but the beat moves on and the non-animated version works just as effectively to get my visual goal across. Plus I get to show a little bit of skin and not overdue it as I’m trying to work on changing my stance on that a little this year.

This set was only done in a monochromatic tone set and I can only wonder how it would have turned out with various different color patterns (which could have made for some great looks also) but I can say that the ability to change the main body of the shirt as well as the sleeves offer up a lot of different mix and match scenarios.

Bakaboo Dahriel Pants and Shirt (Non-Animated):

  • Original mesh
  • Main Body + Sleeve patterns can be changed via HUD
  • Pattern HUD also included with pants
  • Animated version also available
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Ant-Event until 01/07/19

Last blog post my brother Paul was wearing the “Devin Skin” from Clef de Peau and I decided to go see if it was there still and it was so I grabbed it and went and picked up the updated LeLutka “Andrea” head and am showing it from a different perspective as he is wearing it for CATWA. I really like it but the downside was the included shape for Andrea is not modifiable like the one for CATWA is which kept me from being my normal size and height. It’s not a huge deal to me because afterall it is a gift and a good one at that.

I may just have to contact them to see if they could provide a modifiable one to be able to remedy things.

My coverage for Anti-Event has concluded and I feel like I did a lot in a short time which sometimes can be crazy but it was definitely a challenge but with 3 days left for the January round that gives anyone that comes across this blog to possibly find something new to check out or to even give the event a closer look as well.

January is now officially about to pick up for me with The Men Jail as well as my return to Pose Fair for 2019 begin with coverage. From the previews that I’ve already taken a look at from both events I can already tell that it will be a lot of fun as well as a challenge to see just how much I can pack into this month combined with my non-event brands that have new items coming out at events throughout the month.

Alas though it is time for me to take a bow for the moment to recharge the batteries and celebrate the end of the week by treating myself to whatever goodies I can find due to grocery day (one of the best days to be bad I have to say). Until my next post I wish for all to be well and enjoy your time on the grid and perhaps our paths may cross!

B


POSE: UrbanMind Poses – Rhapsody (Rock You)

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – K-POP Stage Backdrop (Blue) @ CosmopolitanNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Christian Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v3.3
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Devin (Tone TMX) ✦ Christmas Group Gift

SHIRT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Dahriel Shirt (Non-Animated) @ Anti-EventNEW
PANTS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Dahriel Pants (Non-Animated) @ Anti-EventNEW

[#566] Pay Me What You Owe Me

Hold up
My money!
Yo, my money!
That bitch better have my money!
Bitch better have my money!

Rihanna., ♫Bitch Better Have My Money

One of the things I thought about when I started thinking about goals for the blog in 2019, I considered trying to have a bit more of a diverse soundtrack to some of my posts as well as creating images that in some way were diverse as well. I’m not sure how that will pan out since it’s only been a few days in but if I keep focused, I am pretty sure that I will do well.

For this post I chose to focus mostly on the “I Said… Please” pose and props from X.T.C. PoSes; while it is intended as a couples pose I managed to corral my brother Paul to pose for this with me and I assumed the role of the bat wielder. Originally I considered dressing up like Negan from The Walking Dead but how many times has that been done logically? I didn’t want to go to that well (even though I may at some point now was not the time).

What better way to bring this pose to life then by cranking up Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” that was actually a tune I considered for an earlier blog post from last year but ended up deciding wasn’t right for the time. It definitely has colorful language but at the same time it drives home the message of the image that I’ve taken with me about to bust a cap with my handy bat on a fool that owes me money (apologies to my brother for being that fool).

X.T.C. PoSes I Said…Please Pose and Props:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer needed)
  • Mesh Money and Bat included (no copy versions)
  • Pile of money built into poses
  • Exclusively @ Anti-Event until 01/07/19

Aiding me to complete the gritty urban scene I enlisted the help of the “Bleak Street” backdrop by Paparazzi. This backdrop takes things to the next level as in my personal experience I have not see a backdrop that comes with a HUD to change out certain things about it (in this case the store signs); it really added to the respect I have for Drew Sunflower who is at the top of my list when it comes to backdrops. If there is anyone else out there that’s done this I’ve not come across it but I think more people will try to attempt this this approach to customizing backdrops which is expected in a sense but is a win for all of us.

But of course at least one of the first to do it was Paparazzi and that’s what I’ll remember for a good while; if a need arises for a setting that requires like street scene then this is something I’d recommend as it was exactly what I needed to capture the moment I saw in my head without making it super violent. It’s matter of fact and that’s how I’m going to leave it…also tells you not to owe me money!

Paparazzi Bleak Street Backdrop:

  • Original Mesh
  • Built in lighting (can be modified if desired)
  • Store signs changeable via included HUD
  • Currently available @ the Paparazzi in-world store

For anyone that may be curious I was also able to get Paul’s credits which will be down at the end of the blog along with the other important infos not apart of the written area of the blog. Taxi’s to all these great places await as I do believe it is time for me to publish this entry and take a slight breather as I have quite a few things going on this month (The Men Jail’s January round as well as other great things from my blogger brand partners).

Now to hit the bank to deposit this dough but until the next blog, be well!

B


POSE/PROPS: X.T.C. Poses – I Said… Please @ Anti-EventNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Bleak Street

:: My Credits ::

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Aaron Tucked Tee
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Grayson Rollup Trousers

:: His Credits ::

HAIR: DOUX – Arcangel Hairstyle
HEAD: CATWA – Dude v3.2
FACE: Clef de Peau – Devin (Tone TXM) ✦ December Group Gift
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6

HOODIE: [KOVE] – Harlow Hoodie (Dark Gray)
PANTS: COLD-ASH – ELIAS Skinny Jeans
SHOES: BlankLine – #12 Old Time Gacha – Shoes