[#642] Come On Let’s Go

 

Well, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, little sweetheart
Forever we can always be together
Come on, come on, let’s go again

Richie Valens, ♫Come On Let’s Go♫

 

While my coverage of Vintage Fair 2019 is starting to come closer to an end there’s still plenty of time to visit and shop the event. While you are there I encourage you to explore and look around because because the sim is well put together and it would be a disservice not to check it out even if you cannot find anything you’d want to purchase.

Brenna joins me for this photo and I give her credit for giving me the idea for the song being used to back the post. There were several different choices for it but they were not as vintage as her suggestion so I she gets the win on this. So thank you for giving me a hand with this you’re the best!

I’ve tried being as vintage as I can with these posts but settings are hard to come by when you need them so if they are not entirely time accurate I’m just going to have to be forgiven for it. I’m just trying to blog great products and make sure that the event and items get seen by as many people as I possibly can starting with the pose/prop from Secret Poses called “The Ride”.

This mesh vintage convertible prop comes with 5 built in poses (adjustable via menu). I really enjoy classic cars as there are many from past era’s that are fun to look at during car shows or also on restoration programs where they rebuild an old classic. These machines are pieces of history that should be preserved if at all possible because it helps us see how designs have changed over the years and the technology that exists now that did not when these beasts roamed the roads.

In addition to that I am wearing the “Ruth” glasses by eVe. These unisex glasses have a unique throwback style to them and if they have a name I honestly could not tell you but at least I’m being honest instead of trying to fake it through a description. A resize script within the glasses help with any adjustments that need to be made and they also come with a HUD containing 4 different elements that can be recolored including the frame, lenses and embellishments. These glasses are unisex so they can be worn by anyone who enjoys a unique pair of shades.

I‘m going to make a quick note that I’m glad that Brenna came up with the Ritchie Valens tune as I do enjoy hearing his music when it plays somewhere or I go to it on a youtube video/link. In the real world I remember my mother mentioning him and how the world reacted to the news of his passing along with Buddy Holly and Big Bopper.

I saw this played out on film in La Bamba and can’t imagine what it was like for not only his friends by his family as well as there was talent there that could have continued to make music and maybe eventually be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though it could also be said that it may never have happened and that it only became so special because he didn’t get to live a fulfilled life. Pretty sad to think about but with the music we were given, I’ll take it and be grateful for having heard it and experienced it.

 

I stick with a ’60s vintage aesthetic of letterman’s jackets, plain T-shirts, and good jeans.
G-Eazy

 

POSE/PROP: Secret Poses – The Ride @ Vintage Fair ✦ NEW

BACKDROP: Focus Poses – Guetto Backdrop

– My Style –

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Trevor
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage Fair ✦ NEW

GLASSES: eVe – Ruth @ Vintage Fair ✦ NEW
SHIRT: Legal Insanity – Oliver Shirt
JEANS: Deadwool – Kojima Jeans
BOOTS: Deadwool – Desert Boots (Black)

– Brenna’s Style –

HAIR: DOUX – Tyrisha
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: theSkinnery – Sonia
BODY: Maitreya – Lara 4.1

SHIRT: The Secret Store – Cindy Knotted Shirt
PANTS: The Secret Store – Bonnie Capri Pants

 

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[#640] TV Dinners

 

TV dinners I’m feelin’ kinda rough
TV dinners this one’s kinda tough
I like the enchiladas and the teriaki too
I even like the chicken if…. the sauce is not too blue.

ZZ Top, ♫TV Dinners♫

 

I couldn’t resist doing this blog the moment I found out that Larnia created a TV Dinner decor item for Vintage Fair. These things were well utilized in my childhood and while they were likely pretty bad for you (and the ones today are very full of sodium as well) it was almost always on the menu whenever my folks had to go somewhere and had to make sure that my brother and I were fed.

Seeing this product was a bit of a nostalgia moment for me so I couldn’t resist using it as part of my scene to claim one of my item slots in the post. It’s pretty well detailed and also available at the event as exclusives are tv tray to place said dinner on and and old time television. Along with the TV Dinner is the Deep Static “Alvy Eyeglasses” which can be worn as regular reading glasses or as sunglasses whichever the choice might be all with scripted color change lenses and frames.

From my goodies I picked up at this current round of Men Only Monthly, is the “Baseball Shirts” by BlankLine. I’m a jersey kind of guy so that one was a must as a fatpack I mean there was no way around that and I’m considering going back for the Exalted one too because it’s pretty awesome too.

 

Now I know what a TV Dinner feels like.
John McClane, “Die Hard”

 

TV DINNER: Larnia – Retro TV Dinner (Chicken) @ Vintage FairNEW

HAIR: Vango. – Bradley (Naturals)
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

GLASSES: Deep Static – Alvy Eyeglasses @ Vintage FairNEW
JERSEY: BlankLine – Baseball Shirt – FATPACK @ Men Only MonthlyNEW

 

[#639] The Heat

 

I’m a desert, you’re an ocean
It’s your motion that I need
But without you I am broken
Left to thirst out in the heat

The Score, ♫The Heat♫

 

Oh man is this blog a scorcher! I felt compelled to do something related to the heat (it hasn’t quite reached here in a major capacity but it’s going to soon I have a feeling). I’m rolling right along with the Vintage Fair finding some of the coolest items to share with you that maybe others might not but there are plenty of bloggers on the VF team that are killing it daily so it’s possible they have. I at least get to put my spin on things (as I feel my style is much different from a lot of bloggers).

I challenged myself with this scene by not wearing as much clothing as I normally do. I have tried doing this a little more regularly but for some reason and I’m going to say this until I’m blue in the face that it’s easier to shoot a photo wearing a lot less than it is to put an outfit together that can help tell a story. It’s not something I’m looking to cause waves with as I’m sure some artists don’t agree and they are entitled to that…just the way I feel really.

Sparrow provides my cooling down attire in the form of the “Tom” Shirt and Underpants which you can get individually or as a fatpack with many colors to find the best coordination. I played around a lot with different colors but went mostly basic with my style and fit the rest of the setting to not make it distracting. The amount of colors you get with the HUD (in the fatpack) will give you a lot to work with if this is your style for the evenings when you’re doing nothing.

This is going to be a shocker but this post features some decor (I know!!!). When you see decor items featured here that is unusual but I really like this “Pop Art Time – Bowl Armchair” by Insurrektion. The style is completely vintage and retro (something that I do enjoy obviously) and much like the fashion part of this entry has quite a bit of customization options. It can be changed by section or by an overall theme so it you want to mix and match go right ahead but if you just want a uniform look do it by theme. The chair comes in both PG and Adult options (sold separately) as well as a decor pack which consists of a stacked version of the chair and cushion that can be placed anywhere.

 

Beyond the canopy of my embrace, you shall feel the blistering heat of the Desert.
Harry Fulgencio

 

CHAIR: Insurrektion – Pop Art Time – Bowl Armchair @ Vintage FairNEW
FAN: 22769 – Old Fan
TABLE: Cheeky Pea – Celebutante Table

HAIR: Exile – Judd ✦ Old Gift / Not Available
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

SHIRT: Sparrow – Tommy Shirt (FATPACK VERSION) @ Vintage FairNEW
UNDERPANTS: Sparrow – Tommy Underpants (FATPACK VERSION) @ Vintage FairNEW

 

[#638] Leader Of The Pack

 

She was so small
As she kissed me goodbye,
Her tears were beginning to show
And as she drove away on that rainy night
I begged her to go slow
If she heard I’ll never know

Twisted Sister, ♫Leader Of The Pack♫

 

I‘ve been thinking (which is dangerous most times) that Vintage Fair is a celebration of past fashion, furniture, styles and appearance. When I began to put this scene together I came up with the theme song for the post very quickly. While the original recording itself is vintage I decided to go a little closer to a cover version of “Leader Of The Pack” that is in my time frame. Twisted Sister’s version is certainly a classic in its own right and truly how often do I have a glam rock/metal bands to support my blogs?

I based the scene on the “50’s Diner” backdrop from Hopscotch as well as adding my own personal Jukebox from Standby Inc. (who sadly I have found is no longer creating new items…RIP). The backdrop comes furnished with really cool details (table, condiments, napkin holder and neon sign just to name a few). I like the addition of the scenescape of a street outside the diner if you’re taking pics from the inside but it’s also nice that you can snap them from the outside looking in as well for a variety of ways to style your scene.

Completing the scene I am making use of the SVP “Bamwen (Male)” pose pack which includes a seated one that allowed me to seat myself on the edge of the booth, allowing me to assume the role of a pretty cool biker dude. After saying that last bit I gave myself a laugh but I’m going to keep it in instead of redacting it because it may make someone reading laugh too.

I’m also going to include the vendors for the backdrop for added features as well as the poses to show the rest of the pack that isn’t visible here. Other key items from the scene is the “Tom” skin by Sessions Skins, the “Kojima Jeans” by Deadwool, “Godfrey Hair” by Modulus and “The High Line Biker Jacket” by Tori Torricelli.

 

 

There’s something about America’s sweetheart and America’s bad boy. That juxtaposition is what everyone desires.
Machine Gun Kelly

 

POSE: SVP – Bamwen Pack (Male) @ Vintage FairNEW

BACKDROP: Hopscotch – Backdrop 50’s Diner @ Vintage FairNEW
JUKEBOX: Standby Inc. – Retro Jukebox (Dark Yellow) ✦ No Longer Available

HAIR: Modulus – Godfrey
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

JACKET: Tori Torricelli – The High Line Biker Jacket
JEANS: Deadwool – Kojima Jeans
SHOES: SEMLLER – Canvas Low Tops

 

[#637] Hey Look Ma, I Made It!

 

Hey look Ma, I made it
Everything’s comin’ up aces, aces
And if it’s a dream, don’t wake me, don’t wake me
I said hey look Ma, I made it

Panic! At The Disco, ♫Hey Look Ma, I Made It♫

 

Now that we’ve arrived at the official opening of the Vintage Fair some of you may have already been able to visit and check out the many high quality stores and products that can be found there. Another thing that I can add is that the sim is spectacular and amazingly done; I can’t say enough about it. The one thing I will say is that this week during VF I’ll be writing a little less than normal because it takes a bit more out of me when the posts require more so for those who enjoy the thoughts I have don’t worry they aren’t going away entirely.

I’m going to make a quick note that the skin I am wearing on this blog designated “Tom” from Session Skins is going to be my favorite for a long time to come; I definitely feel that the look I’ve got going on here is the most I have felt like myself in a great while so definitely great work by Angi on this. Totally gets a two thumbs up and five stars from me.

Also taking part at the fair is [BMS] who have the “Marble Sculpture Fountain // Table” and normally I’m not a decor guy but I really thought that this water fountain which has actual running water motion and sounds makes it about as realistic as you can get and a for all of you that are all about your decor, this would make a cool addition to your home.

Session Skins – Tom (Tone 02)

  • Two different facial maps
  • Brow and No Brow option
  • Eyebrow scar option
  • Mole option
  • Darke Eyes (Guyliner) option
  • Exclusive currently at Vintage Fair ’19 until June 16th

[BMS] Marble Sculpture Fountain // Table

  • Original mesh
  • Highly details
  • Running water & sound effects for realism factor
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair ’19 through June 16th

To give myself more of an added look I styled my hair with the “Dallas” hair by Lock&Tuft. To me it has that vintage look and appeal and a style that many people likely work before my time even (and I’ve been around for a while). Teaming it up with a good hairbase (Stealthic) and I was all sorts of handsome and as strange as it is to admit it…I admired myself for a few moments before I started getting to work.

Topping it off are the two items from Lapointe & Bastchild. Being a part of this brands blogger team has been one of the best things to happen blogging wise in the last 6-8 months. I’ve found that when I put together looks with their items it all clicks fairly easily for me. TMD is lucky to have on its shelves the “Gage 3pc Check Suit” which is an updated version of Gage but with checkered patterns that screamed out vintage to me. When I put it on and found the right pattern I was in the immortal words of Ric Flair “stylin’ and profilin'”.

There is nothing that compliments a suit better than a great pair of oxfords which for me come in the form of the “Edge Oxford Dress Shoes”. To go with the suit pattern I chose, I actually picked a brown leather which is something I rarely ever do because I’m just solely all about black as it’s my base color.

Both of these products are super customizable and well worth investing in if you’re a fan of patterned suits (which is a great alternative to the usual basic colors but not that there’s anything wrong with those).

Lapointe & Bastchild – Gage 3pc Check Suit (FATPACK)

  • Original mesh
  • Closed and open jacket styles
  • Pants have a belt/no belt option
  • HUD contains 9 jacket, waistcoat and slack patterns and 7 shirt options
  • HUD also has 5 tie, 6 pocket square and 5 belt metal/7 leather options
  • Compatible with Classic Avatars, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Exclusive to The Men’s Department (TMD) through June 30th

Lapointe & Bastchild – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes (FATPACK)

  • Original mesh
  • HUD has 13 shoe leather colors, 5 lace colors and 19 sock color options
  • Compatible with Classic Avatars (Fit and Unrigged), Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Available right now at Lapointe & Bastchild

As I promised, once I received the final landmarks and maps for Vintage Fair I would post them not only in my initial VF blog but also in what would be this entry. Also in this information I’ll be giving you the Demo area landmarks as well for you to be able to check out things easier as well.

Pertinent Vintage Fair 2019 Info:

 

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Colin R. Davis

 

POSE: HCXII – Borgore 1-5

CHAIR: Trompe Loeil – Paxton Chair
TABLE: ARIA – Aidan Silhouette Side Table
FOUNTAIN: BMS – Marble Sculpture Fountain // Table @ Vintage FairNEW

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Dallas @ City Lights EventNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Tom (Tone 02) @ Vintage FairNEW

SUIT: Lapointe & Bastchild (Store / MP) – Gage 3pc Check Suit @ TMDNEW
SHOES: Lapointe & Bastchild (Store / MP) – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes

 

[#636] Suck My Kiss

 

Hit me you can’t hurt me suck my kiss
Kiss me please pervert me stick with this
Is she gonna curtsey?
Give to me sweet sacred bliss
That mouth was made to…

Red Holt Chili Peppers, ♫Suck My Kiss♫

 

So as I was putting this together I started thinking about how much my avi looked like Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This of course prompted me to look through their music catalogue for a tune that I could rock to while doing what it is that I do. Being that this is a Vintage Fair post I went back in time to choose a track that I consider exactly that…vintage.

Sure the event is themed pre-80’s but the items that I’m blogging have that feel and the setting does also in a way; besides if I’m emulating Flea in some capacity he has a very old school vibe about him and has remained so mostly through the years. Remember that time he was in “Point Break”? Yeah that’s pretty vintage as well so it’s all relative really.

The post I do for the event are probably the most grueling as far as blogging goes but I have to say they really are a lot of fun and I enjoy them. The challenge that I get from seeing what I can match with what is like a puzzle, which is something I’ve always enjoyed in some form or another.

Poses featuring instruments of any kind always grab my attention and that’s why I picked out the “Guitarhero” pose by WHATEVER as the first one that I blog from the fair. There are 5 different poses to choose from and a vintage Beatlesque guitar prop to help bring it to life. Being a fan of the old Guitar Hero game series it was cool that I kind of in a roundabout way bring this all together as this blog’s soundtrack is featured in the 3rd volume of the game as a co-op unlockable song (there’s my flashing my pop culture video game nerd knowledge on you all!)

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the guitar will have to be rezzed or edited to get the poses to work together so being proficient at it will come in handy. The guitar mesh is a cool design but the only regret that I have is that the creator didn’t make a version of each to fit the poses as not everyone is great with manipulating the axis points and getting the axis right for the best fit.

If I were to rate this item using a stars system I would give it a 4 to 4.5 out of 5 as I really like the thought behind the poses, I’m only taking away slight points for the fact that guitars for each pose were not included. Everything was nicely done and for those who love doing music themed pics this would easily make your photo rock (bad pun alert!)

A lot of cool musicians have tattoos…even pretend virtual ones right? So another new item from Vintage Fair is INker’s “Liburna Tattoo) that I have the medium opacity applied. Tattoos are not something I’m all that great at describing especially considering a lot of the ones you see are not themed and have many different kinds of phrasing and iconography so I’m going to let the close-up pic speak for itself.

One thing I can say regarding the tattoo is that it does have a backpiece with a vintage ship and that to me makes it vintage as many tattoos from the past did.

WHATEVER – Guitarhero Pose/Prop Set

  • Bento static poses
  • 5 different poses in set
  • Mesh guitar prop included
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair starting June 7th

INKer – Liburna Tattoo

  • HUD includes Dark, Light and Medium appliers
  • Compatible with Belleza, Maitreya, Omega and SLink
  • Separate HUD for Signature bodies
  • Exclusive to Vintage Fair beginning June 7th

 

 

Now that I’ve already dropped two different Vintage Fair posts out before opening, I’m looking forward to when it actually officially opens so that everyone who has come by the site with interest in the items blogged can get them for themselves. Don’t worry though it will come soon enough and I will be adding the map to my first coverage post as well as the post I do when the map is released.

For the people who are big into fashion, decor and accessories of the past then this event is the best place for it and the only one where you’ll find a selection of the best stores involved. I’m probably going to say it a lot during my coverage but what’s old is new again with this event and it’s a lot of fun to revisit these things.

 

We believed anything worth doing was worth over-doing
Steven Tyler

 

POSE: Whatever – Guitarhero @ Vintage Fair (Coming Soon) ✦ NEW

HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Axel (Tone 02) @ equal10NEW
TATTOO: INKer – Liburna Tattoo @ Vintage Fair (Coming Soon) ✦ NEW

SHORTS: RIOT – Joseph Cargo Pants

 

[#634] Pictured Within

 

Kith and kin – pictured within
Lose and win – pictured within

Jon Lord, ♫Pictured Within♫

 

When I discovered the news that Grumpy Cat, one of the internet’s most memed felines had passed away a sadness overcame me. Usually it is sad when a notable name passes away such as a musician or an actor/actress leaves the world but this one seemed to carry a bit of weight for me. Grumpy Cat was what I jokingly called my “spirit animal” and made it cool to be grumpy (even though done in a playful way. The memes created by fans and officially by the Grumpy Cat brand itself were usually always hilarious if not even savage at times.

I did this post as a tribute and to honor one of my favorite things over the past 7 years that’s entertained me and countless others. The news has been out for several weeks now but I wanted to make sure that when I did something that it looked and felt right to me and I’m pretty content with the outcome. So with that I say thank you Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat) for giving the world a reason to laugh even thought it was awful.

In blogging news, I’ve become the newest member to the Session Skins blogger team. I’ve been a fan of the store for quite a while and have blogged them quite a lot in the past and they saw something in me to bring me aboard which brings me a lot of joy. I can creatively find ways to feature both men’s and women’s products (which I’ve become more confident in doing now).

For the first of many posts to feature Session Skins I started with “Axel” which is specific to the LeLutka Guy mesh head. The detail on these skins is fantastic and each new release seems to come with unique options that really make them stand out from other skin creators. This release has the beard already a part of it which will make enthusiasts of facial hair like myself happy; it also has an option for an eyebrow scar as well as a cheek mole which both can be added and removed at the user’s desire.

For a better look at the options I’ve provided a look at the applier HUD

Session Skins – Axel

  • One tone available (Tone 02)
  • Body appliers sold separately (found at main store)
  • No brow option
  • Eyebrow scar and cheek mole option also in HUD
  • Exclusively at equal10 until 06/05/19

Later in the week I’ll be starting coverage for the 2019 edition of the Vintage Fair; it’ll be the first time blogging this event for Pale Girl Productions. After blogging the Skin Fair in January and feeling that for me it was successful I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what kind of things I can do for this event. I’ve shopped at it for the past several years and always found things I liked and blogged which I know will happen again now that I’m an official participant.

I have managed to make it through this tribute post so I am hoping that the next post I do will be something that isn’t sad (at least I would prefer it not be). Though I can’t say if it will or won’t be dark in tone as I do enjoy venturing down that path more often then I do taking photos in a sunny happy happy setting (it’s just the way I am). Maybe sometime this week I’ll do a couples setting with Brenna because that’d be fun as well.

Lots of possibilities for what appears next which is the way I like it.

 

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
José N. Harris

 

POSE: DAE – DYLN

HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Session Skins (Store / MP) – Axel (Tone 02) @ equal10NEW

SHIRT: Lenox – Men’s Tshirt Colors