[#385] It’s A Sign Of The Times

We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets, the bullets?

Sign Of The Times” –  Harry Styles  ♫Listen

After a successful shopping excursion to Shiny Shabby and The Men’s Department, I pulled some other items from my closet to put together a look to go with the one of the items from Modulus’ blogger pack from Hair Fair 2017. If you haven’t been to the fair yet and are able to easily get in, you’ll find there are a modest amount of male hair styles but not nearly the same amount as the gals. With that said, you’ll still find something to bring home with you in your shopping bag to wow those around you and without any further interruption here’s the credits for this entry.


HAIR⊱ Modulus – Brendan Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hair Fair ’17
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – Jai Hair Base ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hair Fair ’17

As I previously mentioned, these items came as a part of a blogger pack straight from Modulus. Though to be honest even if I wasn’t a blogger and saw this at Hair Fair, I would have bought it for the simple fact it is a hairstyle I like and have worn before by other designers. It fits Catwa heads pretty well so that is a plus but I haven’t tried it on anything else. Good news is that it is re-sizeable so for those of you that do not have or are currently using a Catwa brand mesh head it should still fit for you.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento) ♯ ☆NEW

Catwa Clip is at it again! After the release of the “Stanley” mesh head last month at the ULTRA event, she’s bolstered her male bento head collection with a new face. “Shaheen” is a little more subtle with his features compared to the previous release and fits somewhere in the middle between it and the first release, “Daniel”. I like that it isn’t as rugged but still has great masculine appeal for those who are not high on rock hard jawlines. You can get this at the CATWA main location right now!

FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – LEWIS – TONE 02 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Having a new mesh head made me think that I should make my next entry with a new skin to go along with it and I did not have to wait long. The newest round of The Men’s Department features several new skins but this go round I decided to start out with one of my new favorites and the latest release by Stray Dog. “Lewis” is definitely one of those charming fellas that has an intelligent yet sexy look to him. As with most releases from Stray Dog, it is a Catwa applier and is packaged with a shape and brow base but you can always use an alternative of your choice.

BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SWEATERBlankLine – Long-Sleeved SweatShirts

This item is one that I had originally purchased at one of the rounds of the Signature Event but did not get to during it’s initial run but I do like to try to give things that are still relatively recent an opportunity to fit a look that I’m putting together and the opportunity came for this sweater. It’s one of those that you could wear on a cool day or evening at the beach and wouldn’t just limit you to wearing it in the winter time. I like how the left arm is pushed just up to the forearm while on the right side it hangs a bit baggy at the wrists. I am wearing this for the Signature body but the package also includes sizes for Classic Avatars (Fitmesh) and also TMP mesh bodies.

JEANSnot so bad . KEANU Jeans – Dirty

Another item that managed to slip into my closet and get lost when it was released at TMD in a previous round. I like that these aren’t your typical rolled up cuff jeans or skinny jeans. They have a little bit of bagginess without looking like you’ve filled your pants as it were and they come down to about the calf in length which gives you the option to wear low or hi-tops or even boots that are ankle length. They’ve got standard sizes for classic avi’s and sizes for Belleza Jake, SLink Physique, as well as Signature Gianni (which is what I am wearing) and TMP.

SHOES⊱ -NOeditiON- Lace Pumps (White) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

Finally there is an item from NOeditiON that I know will work well for mesh bodies because there are several fits for this classic low-top sneaker. Several colors to choose from (unless you pick up the FATPACK as I did) with a light mesh side panel which has a little bit of transparency. It does also have a version for the gals which has a bit of a floral pattern in the side panel. I really like this shoe and with it actually having sizes for Signature Gianni and SLink Physique for the guys as well as Maitreya and SLink for the gals.

Photo Taken @ Amazing

IE – Mellow v2 (9) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Square 1

Square 1 is one of those events that is newer on the scene and I’m still getting acquainted with it but I did receive a blogger pack from Image Essentials containing the “Mellow” V1 and V2 pose sets. Each set has 10 poses included (5 regular and 5 mirrored). They are great for any kind of scene where whoever is posing is in a seated position. These poses are bento so depending on the size of your avatar frame you may need to do some adjusting to ensure that it looks the way it is supposed to.

I hope you enjoyed this post which in a way is basically a post 4th of July setting with my outfit consisting of red, white, and blue items. I will be back again soon with more items from Hair Fair 2017 and a look at a few things from the Summerfest ’17 event. I encourage you to take a trip to the stores an events featured in this post and also to grab demos so that you are not left with buyer’s regret as it sometimes happens to the best of us. Be well until we return with a new look and as always, stay stylish fellas!

[#384] Where No One Knows My Name

I think I’ll go to Boston
I think I’ll start a new life
I think I’ll start it over where no one knows my name

Boston” – AugustanaListen

I welcome everyone back to another look from yours truly, where this time I have goodies from events such as UBER, Designer Circle, Cosmopolitan, Man Cave and also Men Only Monthly. Just like usual you’ll find the full credits below where you will be given transportation to the events and stores themselves. I’m going to try something a bit new with this entry and for the new items that are being featured I’ll write a little bit about each of them. Let me get into what went on in this one so I can get you out there to enjoy a shopping experience.

HAIRBURLEY – Gabriel

Burley is a well known name in the hair game in the world of Second Life, most people reading this will know that but just in case you haven’t found this fine example of stylish tresses then I am glad that I am able to give you a taste. The recently released “Gabriel” hair is a nice mid length side combed hair but what makes this just a bit more special is that it comes with a styler HUD and gives you the option to choose if you want the full hair or a version where the side is shaved which is something of a major hair trend that I’m noticing. For this item I went with the variety pack as there were more than I would possibly use with the full FATPACK, but there’s still a generous amount of colors included. You are also getting an included Hairbase for Legacy users, and also applier HUDs for Omega, Signature, and TMP respectively.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)

EYES⊱ AG. Passion Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan (Until 07/02)

We are in the final days of the current round of Cosmopolitan in which Avi-Glam is participating with their release of the “Passion Eyes”. There are 6 different colors to choose from all with little flecks in them to make them even more unique. Provided in this package are mesh eyes as well as HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega applier enabled eye products.

FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Ivo T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

MOUSTACHE⊱ Kauna – Bento Moustache: English [v1.2] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
BEARD⊱ Kauna – Bento Beard: Shape A [v1.2] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

Kauna, a brand known for their clothing such as their suits and more recently jeans/boots combination have stepped into new territory with their release of new bento facial hair, a beard and a moustache. The “English” Moustuache is a very old style handlebar that works really nicely with the “Shape A” beard. Both of these come with a HUD with 9 pre-selectable hair colors but also has a tintable feature if your style choice is not one of the ones included. For a first effort, I think Kauna nailed this and is a product that I’ll certainly feature again in the future. It must also be noted that this beard is for users or Catwa branded heads. If you have something other than Daniel and Stanley it is advised to try the demo first. You can find both of these at the inaugural round of Man Cave, and from one fella to another, I definitely recommend it to any beard lover.

BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Ash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER
WRAP⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Waist Wrap ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER

I’m really excited about the latest release by Aitui that is currently available at UBER, which just started a fresh round several days ago. The “Mountaineer” shirt is best described as a graphic tee with the added benefit of suspenders thrown in. There are 8 colors to choose from and fit Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies. I’m wearing the “Ash” version which is a mid to dark gray color. I partnered it up with the companion item that can aslo be found at the same event. The “Mountaineer Waist Wrap” is a cool flannel shirt that goes around the waist and works for that potential evening chill one might experience hanging out at the beach. The waist wrap has HUD with 8 different choices and fits the same three body formats the shirt does. I really knew I had to have these the moment I saw them and I certainly hope you get that same feeling.

SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Simon Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

As one of my sponsors, I was honored to receive the latest clothing release from RIOT that is out now at Men Only Monthly. The “Simon” shorts are a great addition to the look that I’ve put together. The FATPACK provides you with 28 different colors of fabric as well as that same option with a seersucker print. The belt is customizable as well with the same color choices and 9 metal buckle choices. I decided to coordinate with the flannel color of the waist wrap and went with the teal seersucker print. The shorts are just the right length just above the kneecap as I don’t like them all that short personally. The HUD is easy to use and no matter what color you choice you’ll definitely be getting a quality product. Head over to Men Only Monthly now and give them a shot!

SHOES⊱ The Owl. – Must Have Chucks (Batman) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

I found myself browsing around Shiny Shabby when it opened and came across some high tops by a brand I was not familiar with. At the event, The Own has the “Must Have Chucks” in a variety of colors and also a few themed ones based of television shows and also characters. The ones I am wearing have a really cool image of the Caped Crusader and his nemesis on one side and on the other an image of The Clown Prince of Crime. I’m a sneaker addict so it didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to snag up the FATPACK; the included sizes are (Maitreya and SLink for Females) and (Signature, SLink, and TMP for Males). If you want a good looking high top check out The Owl at Shiny Shabby.

BACKDROP⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Barbers Backdrop ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8 (Sold Out)

Limit8 is a great event that gives shoppers the chance to own one of a kind items that even before the event ends could be sold completely out of stock. One of those items that is being featured here is the “Barbers Backdrop” from Bad Unicorn Clothing. These scene depicts the front of a closed barber shop and comes with a secured door and even has a barbers pole to give it that true authentic shop look. Bad Unicorn did really well with this and just like their other backdrops made it fun to pose in front of. The neon signs even cast off a reddish glow to them; I’m glad to say that I have this genuine one of a kind item.

IE – GothNIC ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer Circle

Designer Circle is not often an event that I’m able to find items but I just happened to find one of the latest pose sets by Image Essentials, in which I am able to review copies of. The GothNIC pose set was designed for the female in mind but I was able to find a way to take one of the poses from the set and use it to help create my scene. I have to say I really enjoy being able to take poses that aren’t specifically for guys and put a spin on them and make them work. For those ladies who might be reading this, these really are great poses to use for such occasions as creating profile pictures. Why not head to Designer Circle and take a look for yourself you may be surprised how much you like them.

I appreciate anyone who took the time to check this out and I also hope that you’re able to find uses for these items as well or are even able to find other items from the events and stores that have been featured here in this entry. I am going to call this a wrap but remember as always to stay stylish fellas!

[#356] And Way Down We Go

And they will run you down, down to your core
Yeah, ’til you can’t crawl no more

Way Down We Go” –  Kaleo  ♫Listen

Sometimes you just become so inspired that everything falls into place and this particular entry is proof of that. When the “Dae-Na” skin was released at March/April round of Shiny Shabby it peaked my interest. I consider myself a casual fan of Asian culture but I am particularly fond of kantana’s along with codes of honor and loyalty. It also happened that the RE: Japonica event also came at the same time as I was mentally putting this idea together and I finally set the time aside to paint a story.

Normally I don’t get too much into the ideas of what I put together and allow the readers themselves to decide what they think the piece is about based on the song choice for the theme and other visual cue’s. However, this time I’ll elaborate a little more into the thought process of what went into this photo session.

The main character suffered a tragic loss when his village was plundered by an opposing faction, leaving only himself and a small handful of people as survivors. He dedicates his life to becoming a weapon of revenge and when the time is right he seeks out the ones that took the life of his family and their village.

Once he finds them he strategically takes them out one by one until he’s the only one left. Upon returning to the remnants of his village bloodied, bruised, and broken; he realizes that revenge would not bring his family back or make him whole once again. It is this moment that is captured in the photos that you see in this entry.

The kimono that I’m wearing that is available at the RE: Japonica event is from Gabriel, who is a top designer on the grid and one that I like to feature whenever I see something that works for my ideas.

I’m also wearing the [Body Factory] Kombat Katana in the first photo. I removed it for the second as I felt the character would have taken it off as he settled into his kneeling pose.

For hair I have on the “Kai” hair by Tableau Vivant. It’s been in my closet waiting to be used and I finally found that right moment to utilize it. It has the main hair and also an add on part for the bottom which I used as well even though the angles I used did not show that fact.

Also appearing for a second time are the “Nova” eyes from Go&See and previously I had used the blue tone but I thought I would go for the green color for this because it just seemed to fit in my mind.

There are also two items that came from the marketplace for this entry. Izzie’s “Face and Body, Blood and Wounds” fit just perfectly for the broken warrior returning home. I’m sure it is likely available in her main location but I purchased it off the marketplace because it was what was the most suitable in my search. Also for the warrior’s kneel pose I found that at Thrust Poses in their “Kneel Pose Pack” it comes with 6 poses and some of them have mirrors.

Now that you know what went into the finished product, I’ll leave you with the credits so you can grab a taxi and head to these fine events and also take a trip to the marketplace. Until next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Kai Hair
EYESGo&See * Nova * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Dae-Na Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
WEEPY⊱ ::hsh:: GG Weep For xxx Makeup
BLOOD⊱ Izzie’s – Face & Body Blood & Wounds ♯ Marketplace

KIMONO⊱ ::GB:: koshikimono / Kuro ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ RE:Japonica

KATANA[BODY FACTORY] Kombat Katana (Silver)

Photo Taken @ Islamey


Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (5) ♯ Marketplace

[#342] This One’s A Fighter

Give ’em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we’re dead
Give me scars, give me pain
That’s when they’ll say to me
Say to me…
Say to me…
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter…

The Fighter” –  Gym Class Heroes (ft. Ryan Tedder)  ♫Listen

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For those of you who are unaware, the February edition of the SwagBag is going to be the last one. Luckily for those of you who were wanting to get some of the past boxes or have yet to get this month’s box you can go to their headquarters until the 6th of March and pick up any of the SwagBags for $2000. I’ve enjoyed receiving these boxes and I am a bit sad about them not continuing on but at least some really cool ideas and items came from them.

Inside the February SwagBag are two different pose sets from Come Soon Poses that feature boxing themes, one a singles pose set and the other made for couples. The gym backdrop is included and it’s just one of another well made releases from Come Soon. I enjoy their work and thought of an idea for using it and was finally able to put visuals to it.

Modulus is a contributor to the February round of Shiny Shabby with the “Ty” skin. This is a little bit different from their previous releases as there are three new different tones that have been added to the ones we already know. New to the brand are the Almond, Caramel, and Espresso tones and also have separate Omega or Signature appliers for the body. When I first saw the ad for this I thought it looked exactly like Tyrese Gibson but I’ve found out from a very good source that it was actually model/actor Tyson Beckford who the skin was designed after. Either way, it is surely a great looking skin.

I also picked up a few things to complete my boxing look, the INHUMANE shorts from BLACKX come in 5 different colors and to go with the next item I purchased from the marketplace I went with white.

Every boxer (no matter if it is professional or otherwise) needs to tape up their hands. There are not very many out there on for purchase that will work for Omega or [SIGNATURE] and that is what lead me to the MP. I picked up the white version of Mel Essence’s “Short Hand Wraps” They come in 3 different opacities (Light, Normal, and Dark).

It’s time for me to put the “wraps” on this entry so I will leave you with the credits and the transportation to get there so I can get to work on “knocking out” another entry. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

As always, until next time…stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ [CheerNo] Jolly * Dark (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Mocha)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Ty (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHORTS⊱ BLACKX: INHUMANE SHORTS (White) ♯ Marketplace
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – FULLBLACK

TAPE⊱ Mel Essence – Short Hand Wraps – White (Light) ♯ Marketplace

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*CS* Swag Boxe – Set – (Includes Scene) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Final)

[#321] It’s Been A Long Lonely December

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I hope you get your ball room floor
I hope you get your rose red door
I’m the last thing you’d remember…

December (Again)” –  Neck Deep (Feat. Mark Hoppus)    ♬Listen

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HAIRNo. – GABY
HEAD⊱ [GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Percy Eyes BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Jimmy T2 (GA.EG) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARDClef de Peau: Beard 3 – Black
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SWEATERSEUL – Szn2 Sweater – Bridges
PANTS[WAZ] Joggers – (Grey)
SHOES⊱ MGmen’s – Salute Full Pack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

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SLC – Just Stand (16)

[#319] Last Christmas, I Gave You My Heart…

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But the very next day you gave it away
This year to save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special

Last Christmas” –  Wham!    ♬Listen

To those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas!!! And to those who celebrate other things this time of your no matter what it is, Happy Holidays to you as well. Another one is in the books and in some places a lot of the white stuff has hit, just as it has all over the grid.

In my last transmission I featured a new mesh head with the Bento technology that has been released within the last month. A lot of creators who have already made mesh noggins have started to ship out their updates with new versions of their product as well as versions with Bento. In this particular shoot, I am using the updated Adam head by Absolut-Creation (Ginger Chevalier). While there are no animation packs available at this time, the ability to change your look via the sliders in your shape adjustment section of your viewer is there. Now you can keep the look the designer has intended or you can venture on your own to make an even more unique look for yourself.

[Deadwool] is in the Christmas spirit and has placed out for their Group Members a nice little gift of the Erik gloves which come in several mesh body fits (Signature, Slink, TMP and Standard) and also in three different tones (Black, Blue, and Gray) and two pose types (Relaxed and Closed). These are great for your outdoors looks and photos. Thank you to Masa Plympton for sharing those with us.

It’s been a while since I’ve featured anything from the FaMESHed event but Kauna released a nice holiday themed jacket/sweater combination called UPCLR, which comes in two colors (Brown and Gray) with several different options including a string of Christmas lights that hang around your shoulders. Also included are a pair of trousers in the same two color options as the jacket. The sweater itself has two different festive designs in several colors as well as plain for those who are not feeling so cheery.

For the feet I’ve paired the outfit with the BOSTON boots from Antoni & Daniel, formerly the people of ODDITY3D. These great boots that have a fit for SLink, Signature, TMP, and Unrigged have many single pack color options but if you pick up the Fatpack, you get three exclusive colors for free that you would not be able to get by just buying them standalone. The value in that by itself is a plus.

I have two different products from MODULUS this go round. A hair/hat combo called, Riley, which is a little similar to the item released in the SwagBag for December save for the color/texture of the beanie which are specific to each one. You can purchase Riley at this month’s TMD.

There is also a Firepit and Stool set that you can grab at the December round of Shiny Shabby. The Firepit has different options for intensity of the flame as well as a smoke option. The stool has single pose animations for both Male and Female. It’s a nice addition to your winter decor outside and can easily keep your pixels warm while you spend time getting fresh air.

There are taxi’s waiting below for you to check out these great events and stores. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and I’ll be back again soon with something new and exciting. Until then, keep it stylish fellas!

P.S. This posting was in the 98% finality stage when learning of the untimely passing of George Michael who wrote and co-performed the inspiration used in this photo. Instead of scrapping it and using something different I am going to post it in honor of him and this timeless Christmas classic. May you rest well in eternity and thank you for your contribution to the music industry.

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HAIR⊱ Modulus – Ryley Hat & Hair – FatPack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HEADAbsolut-Creation: Adam Mesh Head v1.3 **UPDATED**
EYES⊱ AG. Entice Eyes – Fatpack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Jimmy T2 (ADAM) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ Kauna – UPCLR Jacket & Jumper ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
PANTS⊱ Kauna – UPCLR Jacket & Jumper ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
BOOTSA&D Shoes -Boston-  FATPACK

GLOVES[Deadwool] Erik Gloves ≠ ☆NEW☆ Group Gift

TREESPANAVIA – Winter Tree “Fagus”
FIREPIT/STOOL⊱ Modulus – Fire Pit & Stool ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

{#314} I Let You Go…But You’re Still Chasing

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Go ahead and put a target on my forehead
You can fire but you got no bullets…

I was yours but I’m not yours anymore
Oh you don’t own me

sectionheaders_tlv5HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – Spudly ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.0
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Coal)
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Tobias T2 (SIGNATURE) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA – Cerviel ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTS⊱ N-Uno – Vlad Jeans // N 4 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

NECKLACE⊱ {COLD-ASH} WESTON Necklace ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA
BRACELET⊱ {COLD-ASH} ROWLETT Bracelet ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

RIFLE⊱ :BAMSE: Hunter ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Nov)

KIOSK⊱ Modulus – Abandoned Kiosk ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

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oOo Studio: Everyday ≠ No Longer Available

sectionheaders_tiv5Dear X (You Don’t Own Me)” –  Disciple     ♬Listen