[#390] Now I Ain’t Ridin No Waves

Magical feel in my thumbs
Make ’em dumb with the hums

Surfin’” – Kid CudiListen

After spending some time with the last entry shooting in and around Indie Teepee, it was time to get back to work or well for me time to go to the beach. It’s been a while since I’ve done a shoot like this so I felt inspired after hearing the song that serves as the theme of this post. As you’ll witness, there are more items from the Hipster Men’s Event and also The Men’s Department. There were a lot of good finds at each place for me so I’m trying to feature as much of them as I can before I start doing coverage of Indie Teepee items as well as from Men Only Monthly that opened for a new round on the 20th. Time to get into the details so enjoy and check out the events and shops that make up what you see. Always get demos to ensure a happy shopping experience. Until the next time as always, stay stylish fellas!

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Valdes Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – Andre Hair Base ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

After dropping three new hairs at this year’s Hair Fair, Modulus is still cranking them out with a new product available at this month’s TMD. The “Valdes” hair is a nice slicked back, shaved sides hairstyle that is perfect for the warmer months and for those who might like to spend a lot of time on the beach. It is available with 5 different color HUDs to choose from as well as an option to buy all of them at once. Each pack also includes the “Andre” Hairbase to ensure seamless compatibility. TMD runs until the end of the month so make sure you make a stop there.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Arum Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

Taking a dip into the male event world, MESANGE is getting into the mix with the “Arum Eyes” 15 stunning colors with compatibility to Omega enabled eyes or just using the provided mesh ones. I knew these would work perfectly for this visual and I hope you agree with me!

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Finn – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace

On the heels of featuring the “Nathan” skin in a few of my previous posts, I was in contact with the designer and owner of LV Designs and I became a blogger for the brand. For this post I am wearing the “Finn” skin and shape which can be found on the Marketplace. I like this skin just as much as I do the “Nathan” one. It is only for Catwa though so keep that in mind. It was designed for the “Daniel” head but I think it works just as well with “Shaheen” for those of you that own it as well.

BEARDNivaro – Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

TANKTOP⊱ Legal Insanity – Johnny King Black T-Shirt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

The moment I arrived at the Hipster Men’s Event, I was greeted by the “Johnny” sleeveless shirts. Call it a tanktop if you like (as I certainly do) this is another product by Legal Insanity that I couldn’t pass up. There are tons of different designs to choose from but seeing as I am a big fan of lions this is the one I stuck with. There is a black version and also a dark blue version of this shirt. I didn’t want to overload my look with blue considering I have blue hair and my surfboard and trunks both have blue in them. This product has sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies for those of you that own one of those. Legal Insanity does also offer at FATPACK of the tanks if there are several graphics that appeal to you.

SWIM TRUNKS⊱ {COLD-ASH} SLATER Swim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Ultra

Some time has passed since I have been able to feature an item that is available for sale at the Ultra event but thanks to {Cold-Ash}, whom I proudly call one of my sponsors have released the “SLATER” swim shorts. These swim shorts feature a untied string in the front as well as come in two different varieties (a classic color HUD, and a light color HUD) and if you purchase the FATPACK you have access to the 6 color “faded” HUD which is what I have on and I think they rock. Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh body owners will be happy that this product was made for them. Hitting the beach never looked so good!

Photo Taken @ The Mill


:LW: Poses – Keep Moving ♯ Marketplace

This pose certainly helped make the visual for this entry what it was. It was simple and for those photographers on a budget that want to create their own surf memories can head to the Marketplace for my second MP selection of the entry. I know that many times I can count on LW Poses to have something that will fit the scene I am setting up. This pose comes with the surfboard included but you could use your own if chose to.

[#389] Music

Hey Mr. DJ put a record on
I want to dance with my baby

Music” – MadonnaListen

Are you looking for something exciting to do on the grid that isn’t just shopping related? I’ve got just the thing for you then. The Indie Teepee event starts on the 21st of July and has everything you could ever ask for. Here is a list of just about all of the things you’ll be able to do and see at the event which is going on it’s 3rd year and the way I see it, it’s only going to get better and stronger.

– Almost-daily DJ sets and live performances
– Art installations by Bryn Oh, Nodnol Jameson and CyanideSlushy
– Thematic theatre performances by Guerrilla Burlesque
– Creative Forum
– Shopping
– Fashion show
– Machinima
– Speed dating
– And more to come…

I was granted early access to see what the scenery looked like and I even took a few pics other than the blog picture that you’ll see later in this posting. The photos I took honestly do not do this place justice as you need to come look for yourself and experience some of what Indie Teepee has to offer.

The above photo is the greeting area/landing point to the event, past this line there is magic that awaits you. There are three parcels that are visually stunning and whether or not you are an avid photographer or just like to snap pics in your free time, you’ll want to make sure you capture some memories of yourself and anyone you bring with you (groups of friends are certainly encouraged).

Other important things to mention about the event are:

– The Landing point (providing teleport HUDs and gift bags for the public)
– 3 beautifully designed parcels, each representing one imagined future.
– 2 music stages
– Special set designs for theatre performances
– An amphitheatre for talks
– Photogenic spaces for creating memories

Indie Teepee will run from the 21st of July to the 6th of August. You can find out more about this event from their social media access points which I will provide for you below.

▶ WEBSITE: http://www.indieteepee.com
▶ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/indieteepee/
▶ FLICKR GROUP: https://www.flickr.com/groups/indieteepee
▶ MIXCLOUD: https://www.mixcloud.com/IndieTeepee

Before I get to the photo I took for the basis of this blog I’m going to post a snippet from the press release for the event that I find very important and a good message. One in which I think makes this an event that helps bring people together through the love of creativity and music as well as art.

“The Indie Teepee of 2017 dares Second Life residents to dream of and thrive in worlds that are possibly to come. While again welcoming live music performances, original mesh designs and the creative forum, Indie Teepee also looks forward to introducing fun, new attractions, such as performance art and social activities.

In this home, there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet.”

I hope you enjoyed learning about this event, I’m going to leave you now with my entry which was also photographed at the Indie Teepee Event grounds. I’ll be back with items from the event in upcoming posts and I look forward to sharing them with you. Until next time, stay stylish fellas.


HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Harbinger Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Christian (T2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event
BEARDNivaro – Rough
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPE⊱ HF – Shape Edward ♯ Marketplace

OVERALLS⊱ not so bad . mesh . XAN Overalls (Dirty) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] NICEOV BLACK & BLUE ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Photo Taken @ Indie Teepee 2017


<K&S> SelfieGuy. Poses.1 (2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

[#388] I Start Changing With Everything Around Me

I’m walking wires
Over a train crash
I’m holding on
And you, you make me useless
You left me senseless
You lead me on

Brush It Off” – Plan ThreeListen

I know it’s been a bit longer than I would have liked between my last posting and this one but things out in the real world seemed to have grabbed hold a little tight as they have been as of late but I still have the desire to bring you great visuals with style and fashion. In this entry I am bringing you a few Marketplace items and giving you a quick look at Summerfest ’17 before it ends on the 20th, as well as newer events such as the Hipster Men’s Event and returning for a new round: The Epiphany. Time to give you the dish on what I’m wearing in this look!


HAIR⊱ Exile – Walking the Wire ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Summerfest ’17

Exile is one of the few hair stores that rarely if ever disappointment me and their item for this years Summerfest is no exception. The fact that the name aligned with the idea of what I wanted to do with my visuals makes it that much better. A nicely combed back look is very handsome and well kept. You have a little bit of time left before the beach closes for the year at Summerfest ’17. It runs until the 20th of July so make a mad dash if you haven’t already been there to get your fix.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento) ♯ ☆NEW
EYESGo&See * Land *
FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace
BEARDNivaro – Rough
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPE⊱ HF – Shape Edward ♯ Marketplace

SHIRT⊱ ExalteD – T-Shirt Jersey {Blue} ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

One of the reasons I like this item is that it’s a well made sports shirt that isn’t trying to be fancy with crazy colors or designs. It’s simple and the kind you would wear when you’re relaxing on the weekend. It’s fitted for the popular mesh bodies which means just about any guy out there on the grid can wear it and look stylish and cool.

JEANS⊱ M.NA: Meraki ♯ Marketplace

These jeans were a part of a past event but like some items seemed to have gotten set aside in my closet for the right moment. While there is not a main store for Mirage NA in-world, they do have this item up on the Marketplace. It’s a small growing store but I hope to see more from them in the future. Sizes included are Signature, SLink, and TMP but with the use of alphas, I was able to make it work for the Belleza body as well without issue. These jeans also have a special use but I’ll leave that for you to discover on your own if you choose to look into this product further.

SHOES⊱ -NOeditiON- SuperStar (SLink M) Blue COMMON ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

That time is once again upon us, the magic of The Epiphany is back to enchant our wallets. What I like about this event is that unlike most Gacha events that you play a machine a billion times just to get one little item and are left with a bazillion extras, you can turn those in for prizes that you can only get while the event is running. NOeditOn is offering a slick sneaker based off of one of the most classic shoes of all time. The SuperStar sneakers are offered in sizes for the ladies and for Signature and SLink for the fellas. There are 15 different colors you can with with chance to also win the white “Classic” and one that has a HUD to change the shoe with all the colors available in the set along with black which are both the RARE items in the machine. I really love these sneakers and they are definitely for that laid back casual guy.


. Infiniti . – Walk the Line (02) ♯ Marketplace

The cherry on top of the sundae for this entry. It helps create a visual within one of the lyrics of the song chosen to be the theme of the entry. It comes with a pose prop of wires but also has the singles poses included so you can use it freely with any setting you choose. Very well put together which makes me extremely happy I found it to be able to use in this visual.

Coming up in the some of my future postings will be coverage of a really cool event called Indie Teepee which starts on the 21st of July as well as the most current round of Men Only Monthly on the 20th. I look forward to bringing you coverage of these events and other great stores; I also encourage you to take a look at the items, stores, and events featured in this post as well. Remember to take demos for a happy shopping experience. I’ll see you over on the next one but until then as always, stay stylish fellas!

[#387] It’s All About The Pentiums Baby!

What y’all wanna do?
Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers?
Wasting time with all the chat room yakkers?
9 to 5, chillin at Hewlett Packard?

It’s All About The Pentiums” – “WeirdAl YankovicListen

I decided that I’d dip into the nerd pool for this post and channel some of the inner me that was lurking around. I found some really cool items to put this look together, with some of them new and some of them just items I had laying around. This turned out to be a really fun and inspired shoot from one of the most hilarious parody musicians of all time, “Weird” Al Yankovic. I’m not going to be like one of thos Chat Room Yakker’s he talks about so I’m going to get right to the breakdown of what you see here.


HAIRlock&tuft – ruined

This item first showed up at a previous round of ROMP. While it ended up getting lost in my closet for a moment, this nice neck lenght hair was just the thing to start creating my hunky nerd look. The box comes with two different versions (the one you see here and one with a blindfold with written words you can choose via a HUD). There are also three color packs but can also be bought as a FATPACK if you can’t pick just one and save yourself some money.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento) ♯ ☆NEW

EYES⊱ Go&See * Land * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

The second of three eye releases from Go&See that you can check out at Men Only Monthly. This 10 eye color set is mostly earth tones (shades of brown) but with a little bit of blue and purple thrown in as well. These eyes are for Catwa eyes only so for those of you that aren’t using those and like these eyes you may want to look into the Catwa eyes.

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace

Normally I’m not fond of buying skins from the Marketplace nor am I comfortable with it but I’m slightly familiar with Lee Valentine’s work and saw and adverstisement for this skin that sent me to look at the demo for it and when I found out it was compatible with Stray Dog body appliers it was all but a done deal. I really just like how this looks with the Shaheen head and the shape that I also found on Marketplace which I’ll get to in a moment or so.

BEARD⊱ Beausame // Beard V23 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

As I was browsing through The Men’s Department I came across the set of beards by Beausame and thought that maybe it would fit my look if not just for this post but for more day to day purposes. I had also considered using this beard for a John Wick inspired photo session which may still happen but we’ll have to see how things flow creatively.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHAPE⊱ HF – Shape Edward ♯ Marketplace

From the mind of fellow blogger, Jos Crumb, this shape was somewhat of a test for me because I’m really picky about things like this and with there not being an available demo to see what it might look like with different skins it was something of a gamble but I feel it paid off. I like the facial features as well as the body part of it as well as I’m not super tall nor am I built like a tank. I think that with Mr. Crumb being a blogger he understand things a bit better so kudos to him. Check out the link to this item up above but be warned there are limited quantities and also visit his MP store for other excellent shapes.

SHIRT+TIE⊱ -Belleza- Nathan Shirt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

After the celebrated release of the Jake body, Tricky Boucher and the Belleza brand are at it again. The “Nathan” shirt (that comes with options for tucked and untucked as well as a tie in three colors) is just the thing for the nerd in us all or just someone who wants a cool dress shirt. I couldn’t decide which of the colors to choose so naturally I bought the FATPACK because it was a great deal and now I have options for when I need something like this for a social setting or even another photo session.

JEANS[Deadwool] Broberry Jeans – Revenge EXTRA ♯ ☆NEW

The collaboration between [Deadwool] and Blueberry that has the world in an uproar. Two different versions made for males and females, these jeans really do kick butt. There’s a regular leg and also rolled up leg version for those who may want to wear hi-tops with their jeans without the fear of having them clip through (and we all know that’s a bit annoying). With sizes for Belleza, Signature, SLink, TMP and Standard Fitmesh it covers just about all of the bases for mesh bodies and takes the excuse of getting them off the table. Also if you feel adventurous and dare to buy the FATPACK, you get an extra pair of jeans not sold seperately. I chose the WASH version there is also a standard denim version which is almost tempting enough to go back for…maybe I will!

SHOES[Deadwool] Chase Sneakers

An item I’ve previously covered on the blog but thought it would be great to pair them with the Jeans to stay within the same brand and also because they look pretty cool together. That’s about all that I have to say about these shoes other than go check them out!

GLASSESBALACLAVA – Kip Glasses (Black)

One of my old standby pair of specks, they come with several options (one with the tape and one without) and have gotten plenty of use over time and felt like a great addition to my nerd look.

OFFICE[Toiz] Gray Office Skybox

Once a Gacha machine featured at Shiny Shabby by the now re-branded CMYK store, this office skybox was the perfect setup for what I wanted to do and it was already just sitting in my cluttered mess waiting to be used. Sometimes gacha items end up going into the abyss to die but it was great being able to pluck it out and give it life in this photograph.

DECOR⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Shoreditch Startup ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Seeing this set at The Men’s Department really made my day. I thought it was super detailed and was the cherry on top of the sundae with the setting and theme I was going for. What’s cool about this set (which you can buy in pieces but it’s way too awesome to not just buy the full set) is that you can change the clock on the computer. The chair which you can see a little bit in the photo has poses in it which I’m sure at some point I will because it’s so well made.


IE – Mellow V1 (5) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Square 1

Several posts ago I featured a pose from the V2 set of the Mellow poses from Image Essentials. Both sets have varying sit poses that can be used in a multitude of ways (such as on furniture that does not have poses). You can take a look at the pose sets at the Square 1 Event which the transporation to is located just above this paragraph.

I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing this entry as I did creating it and maybe it will inspire you in some way. Take a trip to the locations of the stores and events featured here and have a great shopping experience. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!