[#465] Won’t You Come?

Black Hole Sun
Won’t you come
And Wash Away The Rain?

Black Hole Sun♫ – Soundgarden

When it comes to brainstorming for ideas and you connect them to songs to use as the basis for what you want to visually portray onto the screen (in the case of digital art), sometimes you hesitate at some songs because of the deep meaning of them to you. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever try to use a song by Soundgarden for the basis of a blog after Chris Cornell left the world but some of the songs he contributed to are just too good to ignore.

The 90’s were some of the best years as far as music for me, I discovered so much and really kind of understood artists like Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and of course Soundgarden. Grunge wasn’t the only music that influenced my creativity back then but it was certainly a catalyst that sticks with me even today when it comes to some of my virtual fashion choices.

Creating the visual for this post, I wanted to do something that I don’t usually do with my work. I wanted to try shooting at different angles and really just going back to basics a little and not cram so many products to feature. Which is why I chose two of them for this and I’ll explain more about them after the photo.

Another thing I decided to do was focus on just one photo and try my best to make sure that it really stood out and looked the best I could possibly make it; while I could have did a concept similar to the music video they did for the song but to try and capture that essence in a photo would have taken a lot of photos to get it down. Though I think with what I did do I am completely satisfied with the turnout and is not completely like things I’ve done in the past.

This blog entry includes more coverage of Skin Fair 2018 and features three of my brand partners (Cold-Ash, Modulus and Go&See). To give readers a closer look at the facial features of “Garrett” the 2nd of three skin releases by Modulus for the fair is something I wanted to focus on. This release is for the LeLutka “Andrea” head which it’s been some time since I last wore but I still enjoy wearing it as much as any of the other mesh heads I have in my rotation. While I might be wrong, I feel like this skin has a very distinct greek feel to it’s appearance or at least a country that is farther east of the US. Garrett comes in Caramel, Chestnut, Fair, Latte, Rose (which I am currently wearing) and Sand. You also get a body and eyebrow shape to guide you to look how Modulus intended but there is also nothing wrong with styling things in your own way (we all have our own set of personal rules for how we want our virtual selves to be).

My eyes that I’m wearing are from Go&See and while they are not an exclusive to the event, they are being sold there for you guys to give a look at. I completely recommend the “Hole” eyes and for me they fit perfectly with my idea for my current look and setting. There are 4 different variants of eyes to choose from and two out of the four are darker in tone. Fantasy photographers or Role-Players will really dig these eyes and will want to use them when they see them up close.

I’m also wearing the BURLESON bracelet from {Cold-Ash} which is a very cool and unique accessory that’s up for sale at The Men’s Department right now. The bracelet is a nice leather band with an infinity symbol accent in metal. You can change both the metal and the leather band with the included style HUD. I think this bracelet is great for any fella that likes to accessorize but isn’t a necklace, ring, or watch type. It will fit any avatar and you can easily edit it to fit your avatar which is what puts this product on the must have list as well. It certainly would be cool to see people around various places I may go wearing this.

Now that I’ve relayed my thoughts and passed the most pertinent information along I’m going to wrap this up and start planning what comes next which I want to say will be “who knows what”. More Skin Fair coverage to come as we get towards the half way point of the event and mix in some great brands along with over newness out on the grid. As always it’s been my pleasure so…

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken & Mother Road / Mirage Hotel 66

HAIR: Wasabi – Dylan Hair – Blacks Pack
HEAD: LeLutka – ANDREA ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Hole ✦ @ Skin Fair 2018Not Exclusive
FACE: Modulus – Garrett (Rose) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v4.5 ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Vale Koer – Essential Tank Top ✦ Previously Blogged

BLACK HOLE: Imagination Labs – Black Hole 2.0


[#462] Ladies & Gentleman

Do you want it?
Do you need it?
Let me hear it

Ladies & Gentleman♫ – Saliva

When it comes to blogging it’s great to have a plan but not everything can or will go to plan. Sometimes you have to deviate from your plan altogether just to make a setting or scene work. That’s definitely where I landed in the case with this blog entry because the outfit came along alright but trying to find the right setup to work as a background of my scene.

It wasn’t until I ended up seeing that ReveObscura had a dollarbie (a term that not many people know or use at all on the grid today so hooray for being a bit long in the tooth) that I came up with the idea for what I wanted to do. The pose is more geared towards female use but I tend to work outside the box with poses and get them to work in my favor. So “Baddie” is a pose depicting the user holding and counting money and I that gave me the idea to shoot it as if I were a underground fight ring organizer that takes bet money and pays the winning fighters (not well because well we’ve never seen that happen EVER).

A while ago I played the Bad Unicorn “Fight Night” Gacha and managed to score one of the RARE items which is an 8 Sided Cage (otherwise known to many MMA fans as an Octagon). Once I got myself positioned right in front of the cage I went to work and started taking photos.

The main “story” photo that you see above is kind of in between fights while the organizer deals with his cash and gets ready to start the next bout. I have a little bit of a spotlight looking in on him at that moment but I would say that it probably whirls around the cage like you would see during the televised fights. The one thing after I finished it is that it looks just a tad washed out in places but makes sense with the light shining down right on him.

7mad;Ravens is a brand I enjoy as a lot of their work appeals to my style; it just so happens that they are back with a new release at the March round of TMD. While I was roaming around I came across the Split-Tank (Splash is the version worn here). There were a few other designs that were high candidates to make this blog but I narrowed it down to three and then finally to one. This release is fitted for Signature (both Gianni and Giralt) so for those of you with those bodies can take a trip to The Men’s Department and give this tanktop and all of its designs a closer look.

Skin Fair 2018 is upon us and I’m getting right into it with one of the releases from Go&See. “Danny” is available in Goth, Pale (as seen above), Summer, Tan and Dark Tan with all new body appliers via an Omega compatible HUD (which you can get at Skin Fair as well). A shape and eyebrow shape are included in the box so you can look as the product is intended or you can go your own way with your own shape and eyebrows as well.

Worrying about hair was not a problem for me because I knew exactly what I wanted and with the help of my brand partner, Modulus, I used the “Harvey” hair to make the look come more into its own. This was an event release but things kinda hit a speed bump for me so I’m getting this out as it is now in store and is new to the store. If those of you missed the event it was at you’ll be able to get your hands on it as it is a nicely done hair. I guess you could say that it is kind of a longer length bowl cut (if I’m wrong correct me I don’t mind). There are 25 different tones distributed through 5 different color packs (or get them all in a FATPACK for a better value if you can’t pick just one). Of course you could use the color picker in the HUDs to create more than 25 colors so why not get creative!

There’s a double does of L&B Swear for this look as I combined the “Destruction Jeans” and the “Salvage Engineer Boots” together to give myself a bit of a raver/punk look as a fight organizer. The jeans have a tucked option to work with the boots as it was intended (for those of you who might have an earlier version of the jeans there is a re-delivery box in your product folder you can wear to get the updated version sent to you).

As you can see the boots themselves have a unique design (but this is only one of many different styles that they can be worn in, solid colors are also included in the HUD). A shorter boot version is available with the product that has socks (which can be turned on or off and even given different color styles too) giving these some longevity in your wardrobe space.

Time for me to wrap this up but I really enjoyed putting this together and be sure to check out Skin Fair which is now open and runs through the 26th of March so all of you can go get your skin, head, makeup and tattoo fixes on because you know you can’t live without taking a peek to see what is there! More coverage of this event to come on these pages so keep your eyes peeled.

Onto the next conversation…



HAIR: Modulus – Harvey Hair ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: Go&See – Danny (Pale) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.5 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

TANKTOP: 7mad;Ravens – Split Tank-Splash ✦ NEW @ TMD
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans (Tucked) ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BOOTS: L&B Swear – Salvage Engineer Boots

OCTAGON: Bad Unicorn – 8 Sided Cage RARE𝔊𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔞

POSE: ReveObscura – Baddie ✦ NEW ✦ 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱

[#455] You’d Better Call The Sledgehammer

Show me round your fruitcage
‘cos I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruitcage
where the fruit is as sweet as can be

Sledgehammer♫ – Peter Gabriel

When I first posted the blog I based off of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” I thought that might be the height of my pushing the limits but it turns out I was wrong. Sure it took me long enough to gain the courage but I am doing what a good blogger should and feature a product that was given out to review and this is what I’m doing.

So to kind of break the ice and further my courage I had to come up with a soundtrack for this blog post and I did with humorous effort. If you look into it enough you’ll figure it out but I’m not going to point it out to you because that would ruin all the mystery. The song I chose is from when most people I know weren’t even a twinkle in their parents eye or were much too young (though I was rather young myself at the time). A good portion of the music from the 80’s was a bit on the comical side when you dig down deep (aside from the heavier metal genre).

I hope that you get a bit of a laugh out of this as I did during shooting and editing.

Not long ago, LV Designs released the “Dickprint Sweatpants” which the name is a very good description of the product. This Signature Gianni specific pair of sweatpants comes in two different versions MD and SD which I would conclude has to do with the size of the bulge in the front of them. I will say they are not for the meek that is for certain and definitely give you what I might call “Adult Film Star” definition in the nether regions.

To match them I picked up the “Tuxedo” shirt by ILLI that just became available at the freshly opened round of Tres Chic. It’s been quite a while since I found myself wandering around there but this definitely called to me when planning out my outfit for this blog post. Along with the items I’ve used to complete the scene (big thanks to Ethan for borrowing me a few of this to use!) I feel that it gives off the idea of a bachelor type scene and I pretty much recall these kind of shirts being pretty popular in the 80’s as well.

Modulus has a new skin that will be released soon on the 23rd of February at the Hipster Men’s Event but I’m lucky enough to be able to give you a preview of this handsome devil. “Oliver” is his name and he comes with a new feature that has not previously been seen in M-Bare releases, a skull with roses neck tattoo. I really think this is a cool addition as I’ve even given you guys an up close better look at it without any hair or hairbase because it’s just that cool. While the event is not open yet, I will come back and add the landmark to it once it is officially open.

The skin also gives you the option to keep the eyebrows and tatto separate and just wear the face skin without them and the option to have them on all at once. That way it’s easier to mix and match whatever preference you might have when putting your look together which is the best way to go in my opinion.

When it comes to poses I find versatile ways of making poses that are not intentionally unisex to work for males as well if chosen to. My friends at Image Essentials put out this really cute pose set at the TWE12VE event called “Flirt”. With some good old fashioned persistence I made it work for me as well though I admit that it is better suited for the fairer sex, I am able to figure out a way to make things work to my advantage. Maybe I’ll call it “Brennanized” at least for now and see if it sticks.

10 poses are included in this pose pack (5 + 5 opposite/mirror poses) which I am showing you two of them that I felt could best work with my scene and the vision I was going for.

That is all there is for me to say on this look and scene so I’m going to leave you to viewing the credits of this badboy and not dick around (yeah bad pun that I couldn’t resist) so I am able to start planning and working on the next outfit and blog to try and get at least one if not two more in before the end of the month. It’s been a lot of fun leaning a bit on the dark side so who knows what the future will hold considering that I view myself as a strictly PG blogger for the most part.

Onto the next conversation…



HAIRBASE: -Labyrinth- ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – VICTOR ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: Modulus – Oliver Skin – FAIR ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event (ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔖𝔬𝔬𝔫)
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: ..::ILLI::.. Tuxedo Tee ✦ NEW @ Tres Chic
SWEATPANTS: ::LV:. Dickprint Sweatpants

SIGN: Seven Emporium – This Tall Sign ✦ 𝔊𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔞 𝔓𝔯𝔦𝔷𝔢
NEON: BALACLAVA!! (Not) Sorry Neon
POOL TABLE: Tartessos Arts – Challenge Pool Table
BUILD: [COMIX] Skybox Scene #4

Image Essentials – Flirt (b) ✦ NEW @ TWE12VE

[#450] When She Says She Loves Me

It’s not in the way
she smiles at me
It’s not in the way
she holds my hand
It’s not in the way
she loves me
It’s not anything you’d understand
When she says she loves me
When she says she loves me
My love

If You Could Only See♫ – Tonic

After my last blog post which was something out of the ordinary for me, I’ve been getting a lot of feedback and all of it has been positive. Which has really put a smile on my face knowing that people are seeing my work and talking to me about it. Trying different things like that is what being an artist is all about and sometimes the risks you take work and sometimes they don’t. I’ve been happier with what I’ve been able to post here since the beginning of the year.

February is a month that hosts Valentine’s Day and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea mostly because of how commercialized it’s become. I think there are ways to honor it without being over the top just by finding simple ways of showing your significant other such as telling them how much you appreciate them. One of the things I’ve been enjoying is doing photos with Rosalie and being able to display them here every now and again; even though this is a male fashion oriented blog but it’s nice to have that women’s touch.

For a while I’ve wanted to use the song I chose as this the soundtrack for this blog entry. It’s been tucked away in my memory and in my trusty notebook of ideas that I keep in my desk and it’s just been waiting for the right time and now was the perfect time with some of the things I pulled together to complete the scene.

Surprisingly this didn’t take a lot of fuss to put together and it helps that Rosalie puts together excellent outfits so that when I ask for her assistance I never have to direct her; it is almost effortless other than setting up the right angles and getting the lighting the way I want it.  I feel that with the backdrop of the bowling alley that it makes for a great scene of a date night between two people who are very much one at heart.

To complete my look I used mostly all of the same visage as the last look (minus the lipstick and am wearing the regular Aaron skin as opposed to the baby face version). The clothing is mostly things I had in my closet save for the hooded sweatshirt which is a new item from Kustom 9, which it’s been a long time since I’ve purchased something from there so it’s nice to scatter my posts with items from different events to help get people their shopping on.

Rosalie is wearing mostly the same visage as most of her posts save for the hair; as for her clothing she has a double helping of her favorite brand, Neve, which her jacket/shirt combo is a new item that can be found at the Uber event.

As an afterthought I should have color coordinated with her better but then again I don’t really think we’re that kind of couple that has to match with everything we wear as I find that just a tad bit odd but I’m not against it either by any means. It just isn’t the type of style we go with.

What really brought this idea to me was the latest couples pose from my friends at Image Essentials who provided me with the first pose in their “Sweet Nothings” series of poses in which this one is available at the Truth Or Dare Affair 3 event that just started a couple of days or so. It really does capture the title of the pose as it is a very sweet couples pose that shows closeness and love between two people.

Another blog entry is in the books as I continue my journey to my next milestone and it shouldn’t be too far before I accomplish it as ideas seem to keep coming in more and more each day and I keep writing notes so I don’t forget them. Time for me to wrap this up so I can get back to working on the next scene in a day or so.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Johnny Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: Clef de Peau.- Aaron T1 ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

HAIR: Truth – Cerys – Variety
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: Izzie’s – Winter Eyes
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

SWEATSHIRT: BOYS TO THE BONE – Tackt Hoodie – Fatpack ✦ NEW @ Kustom9

This hoodie had me agonizing on if I should get just one or purchase the whole thing. After milling around I finally decided to get the FATPACK which I’m sure doesn’t surprise anyone. There were just too many options that I liked for me to turn it down even if I thought it was a bit pricey as it seems most FATPACKS have become as of late. It comes with a HUD that gives you the ability to change nearly all the parts of the hoodie (which gives you so many options). I definitely recommend this to anyone who tends to wear a lot of this type of apparel.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

PANTS: ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Black ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
SHOES: SEMLLER – SLIP-ON ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

JACKET: Neve – Uma (Denim) ✦ NEW @ Uber
PANTS: Neve – Destroy (Lively)
SHOES: Fri.day – Bailey Loafers – Coal

BACKDROP: : KPoses – Backdrop Bowling ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

One of the things I really like about the HME is that it’s not just clothing, there’s skins and shapes and tattoos and even poses as well as backdrops like this one. Rosalie and I both enjoy going on a bowling date every once in a while and this reminded me of that so I thought it would be a fun photo capture for the both of us and easier to use than trying to go to an actual alley and do a shoot. One of the touches I liked were on the sides of the walls with the neon signs which I thought were clever and well planned out. Combined with the Image Essentials pose it was a great setting and came together well.

IE – Sweet Nothings 1 (b) ✦ NEW @ Truth Or Dare Affair 3

One of the things I like best about this pose (and obviously I don’t use couples poses often) is that the angle of the pose you are able to see both the male and females faces as some poses normally lose that and with hairstyles sometimes covering up even more than that it makes it hard to see what the couple is truly expressing. Kay Weston is a very competent pose maker in the fact that she gets it right. Not just with couples poses, with the variety that Image Essentials releases which is why I am proud to be a blogger for them and create scenes which sometimes are not ones you would expect.

[#449] I Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell.
A love no one could deny

Wrecking Ball♫ – Miley Cyrus

Once in a while an idea will pop into my head that seems a bit insane or maybe even ridiculous but it sticks into my head until I have no choice but to try and work it out virtually. So this idea actually came out of a different idea and for the sake of if I manage to ever get that one done I’m going to keep it close to the vest. The reason why I put this blog together was to do something different and maybe even make people laugh.

FOXCITY is one of those pose stores that kinda has a little bit of everything…poses, backdrops and things of that nature and being a member of their VIP group has certainly been a treat. Not everything is something I could use in any type of photo but when you find gems like their “Wrecking Ball” pose prop it just instantly brings ideas into your head. My first thought was “I want to emulate Miley Cyrus” as a bit of a gag but was not entirely sure how to compile a look until I started to scour some shopping guides for different events.

I wanted to find a similar background to what was used in the video shoot for the song but I couldn’t really find anything passable so I found the next best thing: a backdrop with steps all made of cement. One of the things I knew for sure is that I wouldn’t be photographing any walls so I didn’t have to worry about what was on either side of me. I lined up my shots and found a pretty suitable windlight (which I overlayed a bit in post processing and it turned out so much better) and got to work.

Hipster Men’s Event has been open for about a week or so and I had the newest Modulus hair from the event to review which fit amazingly into this shot. It came out to looking pretty close to the hairstyle she had in the video which meant I killed two birds with one stone and didn’t have to find a different hair. You’ll find out more details about the hair down in the credits below.

In the above photo you get a little bit better look of the “Johnny” hair from Modulus; I can’t stress enough how well it worked out for my idea. Things like that don’t always fall into place as easy as you’d like them to so I’ll take a small victory like this.

Now that Man Cave is finished for it’s current round I’m starting to spread out items from Men Only Monthly and Hipster Men’s Event that I’ve gathered in the past couple shopping trips. I’ve been doing more of a selective shopping thing lately as I get items that I am going to use pretty much right away so they don’t sit in my closet or get forgotten and end up being wasted as some items I started to find as I’ve slowly been doing a bit of rearranging have been items I never opened and are dated and not useful to me presently which means wasted opportunity and money that could have went to something else.

Here is a closer look at the skin (Clef de Peau) I am wearing and also the lipstick (::frosting::) that I wasn’t sure if I should use or not but I figured that I was already doing something out of my normal and kept it on. Blogs like these have shown me that I can have fun with the photos and ideas that come into my head and not every one of them is serious, sad, or even at times a bit violent.

In summary of today’s blog I really can step out of my normal zones of comfort to show a different side of my creativity (even if it’s bordering on parody). This is definitely one of the reasons why blogging can be rewarding when at times it seems to be a lot of work (and it is in ways). This was a bit of fun and brought me joy to be able to share it with the world wide web.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Johnny Hair – BLONDES ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

I have it on good authority that this is the second hair inspired by Johnny Depp (from his younger years such as when he was a part of the 21 Jumpstreet cast…if you have no idea what it is google or check it out on youtube!) 25 colors in all to choose from which you can get separately in 5 different color packs (Blonds, Browns, Monochrome, Reds, and Vibrants) or purchasing a valuable FATPACK with everything. This hair is suited to go with the Jai hairbase which you can find at the Modulus main location.

HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

FACE: Clef de Peau.- Aaron T1 (Baby Face) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

Some time has passed since my last time wearing a Clef de Peau skin and I thought it was time to do so after I demonstrated this product at the Hipster event; it also gave me reason to bring out my LeLutka HUD which has been used sparingly as of late. The “Aaron” skin is also available for those of you with CATWA heads (Daniel and Victor preferably) as well with several different options. The applier has the choice between the regular skin or what is called “Baby Face” which is a more youthful version with smoother features. There is also options for eyebrows and a bruise (or you can choose between one or the other).

LIPSTICK: ::frosting:: Matte Lips – Autumn

Trying to pull the faux Miley look off was something I knew would be a task and I thought really hard about whether or not I wanted to use lipstick. I tried to figure out how to change the color of my lips through the LeLutka HUD but failed so I did some looking and found this item on the MP. Four different shades to choose from with applier HUDs for CATWA, LeLutka, and Omega included.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

TANKTOP: ExalteD – Running Tank – White ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

For a second straight blog I find myself wearing a product by ExalteD but why not? They certainly make quality products that would please just about any fella out there. While this may not be a style of tanktop I would wear all the time or wear in a public setting I do think it is unique and it fit the vision I was aiming for as Ms. Cyrus in the video was wearing a sort of crop top and this was almost exactly it right to the detail with an extra added part of it being pulled up for some added spice.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

BOXERS: -NU- Lennon Underwears (White) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

In a sense I feel almost like an underwear model wearing these and it is not often that I run around doing shoots without pants or regular shorts. The one thing I truly believe that Native Urban did right with this is they chose to sell these as a complete pack instead of selling them in single packs or in packs arranged by color type. The price point for these is consistent with what I feel is worth the purchase. If you like lounging around in your skivvies, you have 15 different choices to work with in solids and pattern form. There is something for all types of fellas in this pack and the nether regions are nicely proportioned and not over-accentuated.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza, Signature, and SLink mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: Po^Z Mesh – Concrete Staircase

This backdrop is just as advertised: a concrete staircase build that you could use for a variety of different scenes that you might come up with. The construction of this item is well done and it really helped make this photo shoot shine by giving me a great addition to go with the pose prop. I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for more items from this brand because you never know what might be useful.

FOXCITY. Wrecking Ball Bento Pose (M+F) ✦ 𝔊𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔭 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱

One of the main reasons this blog entry came to be. When I was looking at the different group gifts I saw this and thought that I could definitely make use of it. It has the included pose prop with a pose for both men and women but also has the poses individually included just in case you may have a project that you want to use them with and you do not need the pose prop.

[#443] 18 & Life

Tequila in his heartbeat, his veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor running but it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure, “Ricky’s the wild one”
He married trouble and had a courtship with a gun
Bang Bang shoot ’em up, the party never ends
You can’t think of dying when the bottle’s your best friend
And now it’s…

18 & Life♫ – Skid Row

Regardless of how funny this might sound, the inspiration to do this shoot came about during one of the last times I played the game “Rock Band”. The song inspiration had just become available to purchase and play and it’s been one of those songs that feels timeless for someone who grew up listening to it. Crazy hair rock is something that started my love of music but didn’t quite tip it over the scales. Having a sibling who was a musician and always listening and playing to different things helped broaden my horizons.

Yes there is such a thing as good and bad music but at the end of the day even if we don’t all agree what is what, if it has meaningful lyrics and or beats that is all that matters. It helps us get through tough times and also helps pick up our spirits when we are a little less than ourselves. I have no doubt beyond belief that the saying “There is power in music” is absolutely true.

A good portion of the look I put together here is from items that I’ve had sitting around in my closet (my reference to inventory), my main feature and focus for this blog entry is the “Miles” skin from Modulus and their  “M-Bare” collection. What is different about this is normally I wear the fair version of their skins but this release is comprised of mostly darker tones. Gives me something different to work with and I like that. There will be more of my thoughts on the skin below in the credits so be sure to take a look after you finish reading (or skip down to them because people do it…I have been guilty of it too!)

Above is a close-up of the “Miles” skin and I originally was going to wear a bit of facial hair but I thought that may compromise it too much on my first time featuring it so I held back from doing so. I did accentuate a little bit with the facial tattoos to give the look more of a hard time criminal feel which I think worked out well.

I‘d like to take a moment before I wrap this blog entry up to give a huge thank you to Kendra Parfort and the Avi-Glam brand for being a brand partner for over a year. They recently went into a new blogger cycle and I chose for personal reasons not to apply. I love the products Avi-Glam makes and I’ll continue to be supportive of them the best way I can as I move forward in my blogging career. On a personal note I feel I did my best to promote the brand and I hope that the sentiment is reciprocated.

That brings us to the end of this entry and I hope it encourages you in some way to either check out some classic rock or head to the events and stores that made up this post. My next adventure is around the corner and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Onto the next conversation…

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: Modulus – Miles (Sand) @ 4MeshNEW

Tones that are for sale at this event include Caramel, Latte and Sand (which is what I’m wearing). The included HUD gives you the option to apply just the face by itself or you can include brows and hair (or apply them separately). This skin definitely gives a rugged feel to it but yet also has that hint of softness to it. Reminds me a little bit of that one guy that was in the news for a while who became a model after his mugshot started showing up all over the place. There is something fierce about his face but yet still handsome and charming.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
TATTOOS: *Bolson / Tattoo Body Pack – Serra & Eli

This tattoo set is one that I purchased quite a while ago as I found it in one of the folders from 2016. The ink still holds up well with today’s mesh bodies as it comes with an applier for any Omega system enabled mesh. After I put it on I thought it would work well for a prison tattoo to give my avi some edge to him.

PANTS: >MM< Inmate Baggies – Inmate

These pants originally debuted at the first round of The Men’s Jail and due to time and other projects I didn’t get a chance to use them while the event was open. With there being so many events nowadays it is harder to get everything you want to use out in a timely fashion with deadlines for brand partners due and the real world getting in the way as well. Now that I have been able to wear them in this blog entry, they work perfectly for the tone and mood of what I was trying to relay….life behind bars.

Compatible with: Belleza (two versions) and Signature mesh bodies.

SOCKS: ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva short socks (#1)

SKYBOX: >]BC[< Asylum/Prison Skybox

<Instinct> THE JAIL Pose (4, 1)

These poses were also from the inaugural round of The Men’s Jail and include 4 poses (also with poseballs) as well as a cage which I did not use in the scene because it just didn’t fit my vision. Normally if an item has poses in it like furniture I use the poses included in it but the case with the cage is that it was not really a prison type but more like a fetish cage and that was not what I was looking for when it came to this scene. Instinct does a pretty good job with poses and props so I encourage you to go check them out and see if you can find something to aid you in your photography and or blogging.

[#441] Ride

Yeah, I think about the end just way too much
But it’s fun to fantasize
On my enemies who wouldn’t wish who I was
But it’s fun to fantasize

Ride♫ – Twenty One Pilots

My last post I feel was likely my greatest contribution to this site and anything coming after it might not quite measure up but there is the will to try and I’ve got another look for you. This one is actually inspired by the vocalist for the music group, Twenty One Pilots. I’ve just started getting into the band since about maybe a year and a half to two years (well before they broke up with “Heathens”). I first recall hearing their song “Heavy.Dirty.Soul” on the radio or somewhere and I thought it was unique but I didn’t pursue learning about them further until I started hearing “Stressed Out”.

I really enjoy the beat and took time to start really paying attention to the lyrics and they grabbed me. Some of the words to their songs can be a bit odd or silly but a good chunk of them hold a message and a meaning and that’s why today’s look and song choice is dedicated to the band and their music.

While I know it’s likely not the idea that is being conveyed, the scene I set up depicts someone falling to their likely end; which I feel is loosely part of the ideal in the song based on some of the lyrics. My interpretation is someone is thinking about their life and it flashing before them as they are falling which seem logical doesn’t it? If I were in that situation myself (being that I’m afraid of heights I’d not want to be in that predicament), I’d be thinking of all the people that would be left behind and how I’d rather my end be sacrificing myself to spare them.

The only new item I have in this look is the “Mikel” skin by Stray Dog. It’s available in appliers for both LeLutka and Catwa but I choose to go with LeLutka because I haven’t used it much since purchasing “Victor” and getting a skin for “Daniel” that I really like a lot. I’m trying my best to be fair to all the products I have but there’s always one that is going to suffer from negligence.

The “Blurryface” look may not be 100% accurate but given what was out there to work with I feel like I did pretty good at least meeting it halfway. The Urkin Body Smear was the closest I could find and it’s a cool group gift if you don’t already have it; the Clemmm brand has some really unique things at their store as well. I can be a bit strange at times so stores with unique items like that come in handy.

I think that the oil type smear on the neck and the red beanie are more of the trademark look of “Blurryface” that I wanted to capture and it looks like I managed to do okay with it; the photography session from setting up to finish was satisfactory which I’ll take as another small victory.

Above is a close-up of the “Mikel” skin and for the first time in a while I am pairing the LeLutka head with the Gianni body by [SIGNATURE], which happens to be another product I have been neglecting but that’s because I’ve really enjoyed what the Belleza body has to offer.

There are always pros and cons to every product you use and purchase on the grid and maybe someday I’ll go into them in better detail but I think as far as using Omega Appliers for tattoos and makeup, these to products use them best. I did try using the Urkin Body Smear with CATWA/Belleza but the seem on the neck just did not mesh right and I didn’t feel like trying to edit it out as it would be a false representation so I went with the safe bet and paired this head and body together and it worked great.

Once more it is time for me to wrap things up and get you to what is probably the best part (and if you are in a hurry the part you skip to right away anyway haha). Enjoy browsing the style credits and I hope that you find something at any one of the stores or the newest round of TMD where “Mikel” can be found. Maybe I’ll see you out there and don’t be afraid to talk to me and say hello, it would be nice to hear from any of my readers; thanks again for joining me on this adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

Photographs Taken @ Mopire City

HAIR/HAT: *Drot*/C.A.M.O. – Fisherman’s Beanie
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES: MESANGE – Novelist Eyes – Brennan (Not Available)
FACE: Stray Dog – Mikel – TONE 2 @ TMDNEW

As previously mentioned, this skin is available for both LeLutka and CATWA in four different tones (1-4) and has a HUD individually for brow or browless application (freckles are included in both). I really like that the skin doesn’t look super young and has some maturity and grit to it as if you might not want to cross paths with this person down a darkened alley. Another quality product from the Stray Dog brand in my estimation.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
PAINT: Clemmm – Urkin Body Smear v1.1 (Group Gift)

For those of you who like to role-play this applier would work great for anyone who is trying to put together a demon/demoness look; my scene didn’t call for it but you definitely need to see the entire design of this application, because you would definitely be impressed as I know I was.

SHIRT: ExalteD – T-Shirt Smoker White

This basic pocket tee has just a little extra with it, you’ll find that in the pocket are a few cigarettes for added effect. However, if you decide you do not want them in your pocket there is an included HUD that gives you the option to remove them or add them at your own desire. Even though I personally do not smoke it is a cool added feature to separate it from t-shirts that are similar in style.

Compatible With: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTS: M:NA – Meraki

This item was previously blogged but I would like to mention since then it’s been updated as I believe when I first purchased it there wasn’t a size for the Belleza body and now there is.


Le Poppycock: *Unleashed* B (Hard To Kill)