[#427] Swing Life Away

I’ve been here so long, I think that it’s time to move
The winter’s so cold, summer’s over too soon
Let’s pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

Swing Life Away♫ – Rise Against

It’s not very often that I actually shoot any scenes from my own house but I didn’t really feel like using a backdrop or finding a location to set up in so I came up with an idea that allowed me to stay where I was at. I enjoyed how I was able to combine good ambience with lighting and of course my instant go to LUMIPro. Personally I feel like this is a small victory because it was fun to come up with and it was not stressful to put together.


When I first started putting this together, I didn’t have a song that was an inspiration as often times I do before going into setting up a scene. As I was thinking about various genre’s of music I knew I wanted something laid back; I almost automatically recalled “Swing Life Away”. It had the right feel and helped me with getting the best visual with the look and poses I combined.


As I was taking photos from different angles from close and further away, I found myself liking a majority of them so for this entry I added an extra shot I found favorable in addition to my main “storytelling” shot and the usual two featured product close-ups.


Brand partners that I am featuring in this entry’s look consist of Avi-Glam (eyes) and Image Essentials (Poses). I managed to go out and do a little shopping outside of the search for bargains during the Black Friday events and checked out a new event called District 23 (not to be confused with the District 20 event that I have intentions of covering) as well as another stop to The Men’s Department.


Now that you’ve had the chance to look at what I’ve put into this look, I’ll leave you with the style credits (which are as complete as they possibly can). I believe these stores and events have something for just about every fella out there and even some of the gals as well. Enjoy your next shopping excursion and remember to pick up demos before deciding on a purchase as there is nothing worse then buyer’s remorse (and I know we’ve all been there). Thanks for joining me for this adventure and I will see you again soon.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR+elua+ Pippa Black Pack

During the course of my Black Friday shopping excursion I decided to see what +elua+ had going on as far as hairstyles considering I have not visited the shop in some time. I did not find anything in the regular hairstyles but I did see the gacha machine that this hair is from and played it to be able to get a black pack of this hair and with a little size adjusting it was perfect on my head. Personally I like having longer hair on my pixels during what I would consider the fall/winter season even though some places don’t really observe because it is unnecessary (we are pixels after all ha!)

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Aqua @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Eyes are often the best feature on a person because when you look into someone’s eyes it has been said that you can look into their soul; this new set of eyes like previous Avi-Glam releases does not disappoint. 24 different iris colors (including the one you can see a close-up of in the product shot above) that come in 3 sizes. These are excellent for everyday wear and for those of you who may not be bloggers or photographers could easily be a great permanent eye to wear. Mesh eyes are included in the package and a FATPACK is also available.

COMPATIBLE With: CATWA, OMEGA, and regular (for included mesh eyes) applier HUDs.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BODYBelleza – Jake

TATTOO⊱ { Speakeasy } Storm Tattoo @ District 23NEW

Very seldom do I wear or feature body ink as I’ve expressed before in previous entries but it’s not for lack of liking them. Most of the time it’s for the fact I wear products that would generally cover them up and would defeat the purpose of wearing them. When I was putting this current look together I saw an add for this tattoo and knew that I would not be wearing anything on the upper half of my body. The tattoo comes in three different opacity types (Fresh, Worn, and Faded) and you can get it at District 23 along with other types of ink and poses to enjoy.

COMPATIBLE With: Omega, Signature and TMP applier HUDs.

PANTS⊱ AITUI – Sweat Pants – Loyalty, Grey @ TMDNEW

Only a few more days left for the current round of TMD to get your hands on these sweatpants by AITUI. There are several different designs and colors available at the event but they are definitely great for just lazing around your dwelling while you are AFK or just relaxing doing nothing. I think these are really cool and very well made.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

IE – Daily Things (b) (1 / 3) @ Designer CircleNEW

I really do enjoy taking poses that are not meant normally for males and putting them to work for me. This great set of poses (5 total with mirrors) also comes with two pose props (a phone and a magazine). The poses depict motions some of us make in our normal routines which is why to me the name of the set is appropriate. You can pick this up at the Designer Circle event which is open until the 2nd of December so there is still time…hurry!

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[#424] Alibi

I fell apart but got back up again
And then I fell apart and got back up gain yeah

Alibi♫ – 30 Seconds To Mars

Hope everyone has had a good weekend that just past since my last entry was before then. For those of you in places that are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, you are probably preparing to travel or are in the midst of traveling. Everyone is getting their appetites whetted for good food and commiseration. For this entry I did a few things different in how I take my photos so hopefully you’ll like them as much as I did taking them.

On the first two shots I’m posting today I went with one specific windlight and for my second closeup shot I changed settings to see what they would look like and was amazed at what I was seeing so I wanted to capture it and share it with you as well. This setup (photo prop) aside is one that I put together using random things that I had lurking in my inventory closet. I’m self admittedly one of the worst decorators or set designers on the planet and even I was rather proud of what I put together.

I‘m also happy to announce that for a second term I’ll be continuing to blog for one of my favorite pose brands, Image Essentials. I really enjoy trying to bring out my best with their products because they are made very well and even with some poses that are meant for females, I’m managed to go outside of the box and make them work for me in many different situations such as with the item I’m featuring from them in this scene. “The Waiting Game” is available currently at the 4Mesh event (formerly Mesh Body Addicts) until the end of the month. I’ll tell you more about it in the credits so you have more info there.

Avi-Glam also has new eyes just recently released that I’ve been given the privilege of being able to show you from the Industrie Event that has just opened. More on these as well in the credits section.

This shot is one I am particularly proud of. I used a different type of lighting along with the LUMIPro Photography Assistant. The tone and mood for this really put me over the moon with how well it turned out and I think it turned out better than any of the other shots that I did for this entry. Most artists are overly critical of their work and I’m one of those that tends to take it to the extreme. I want to evoke as much emotion and creativity I can while making it look beautiful and outstanding.

Hopefully from this moment on I’ll be able to style my photos better to not only show you great items and fashion from a virtual world but to also tell stories behind human emotion like I’ve been doing since day one (and four hundred twenty four previously). If anyone has any tips they’d like to share with me then I’ll favor that and enjoy any open discussion.

Now that I’ve spent a little (more like a lot) of time rambling I’m going to get you to those credits and thoughts about the latest items being covered in today’s scene. Thank you again for joining me on another adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Clay Hair ♯ MarketplaceNEW
This hair is a really epic deal. { Speakeasy } was nice enough to place this hair which is a FATPACK on the marketplace for 1L…yes that is right just 1L. How insane is that? It also comes with a Black Hairbase and a White Tintable version also on an Omega applier HUD. There are 5 color packs to choose from and since you have all of the colors you can go all out and have one color hair today and another one tomorrow if you choose to. This is definitely one of the best bargains I’ve seen come along recently because you just can’t beat the quality for the price.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Luster Eyes @ IndustrieNEW
These eyes only come in a FATPACK only, so you get 6 colors in a HUD (Individual appliers for CATWA, LeLutka and Omega) as well as one that come with the standard mesh eyes. These eyes are very striking and are ones that are good for many uses and purposes not just every day regular wear. These are easily worth going to the Industrie event and checking out (as well as many great other items).

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BEARDVolkstone Corleone Beard [Black 1] + Facial Hair
A nice thick beard which comes with a HUD (Catwa and Omega) to give you the base of the beard along with the mesh unrigged and resizeable beard that will keep your face nice and warm in the cooler weather as well as looking very badass as well.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ Chuck Size -Miller Long Sleeve (Striped Effect) @ M.O.MNEW
Lately I have been seeing the Chuck Size brand more and more at events but this is my first time purchasing one of their items and I am not disappointed. This really cool long sleeved top comes in several designs (in which I thought I’d rock a striped shirt seeing as how I don’t own many and I like them). I am wearing it on the Belleza body and it fits perfectly along with the jeans I am wearing. The combination turned out hassle free and as close to perfection as anything can get.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANSBlankLine – StandardJeans

BOOTS⊱ not so bad – ANDY Desert Boots (Beige) @ TMDNEW
It could easily be said that these boots would fall under the Chukka category. They are nicely made and give that feel that they’ve kinda been worn pretty well but aren’t ready to go in the trash bin yet. I really am a fan of these boots and I did pick up the FATPACK of these because I know I can use them again in the future. Shoes are much harder to come by in the way of clothing for guys (aside from usual sneakers low and hi variety).

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature, SLink, Standard (Unrigged) and TMP male bodies.

IE – The Waiting Game (b) @ 4MeshNEW
This pose prop (that’s right it is a building facade prop) comes with 5 different poses (including mirrors) that are meant to be for the ladies as they are labeled “cute” but they certainly work for males as well with maybe minimal shape adjustment. This poses certainly will work for just about everyone and excellent scenes can be created with them. This item is exclusively being sold right now and 4Mesh until the end of the month. I suggest you go take a look, and also check out what else Image Essentials has to offer!

[#386] I’ll Point You Home

So if you call
I will answer
And if you fall
I’ll pick you up
And if you court this disaster…

Call And Answer” – The Barenaked LadiesListen

After taking a look into the nice things from my excursions to the Hair Fair and to The Men’s Dept., I have another great look for you that also has items from Men Only Monthly and a preview of what is coming from the Souled Out Event that starts on the 10th of July and just so I don’t get caught up in getting too wordy I’m going to jump right into it with my thoughts on what made this blog entry complete.

HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Seb Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hair Fair ’17

Going with a hair that is a little ear length and combed off to one side with shaved undersides is one of the current trends in male hair. The one thing I can say is that everyone has their own vision for the style and Speakeasy is certainly no different. There are 5 different color HUDs you can purchase or you can get all of them in the available FATPACK. It does come with it’s own omega compatible hairbase unless you have one that you like and is just as suitable.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento) ♯ ☆NEW

EYES⊱ AG. Enchanted Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Souled Out

Coming Soon to the Souled Out Event is new eyes from Avi-Glam. The “Enchanted Eyes” are being sold in 3 different packs of 6 eye colors or you can choose to buy the full set as a FATPACK. Included in the package are the standard mesh eyes with a HUD as well as HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and also Omega appliers. These eyes are very vivid and life like and if you are a fan of eyes as I am you’ll want to have at least some of these in your collection. They will be available for purchase on July 10th, I’ve included transportation for you to get there when the event opens.

FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Tony T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

“Tony” is the latest skin from Clef de Peau that you can find in the July round of TMD. There is a lot of customization with this skin as provided in the Catwa applier. You can have freckles as an option as well as facial stubble. There is also the choice of using the included brows or forgoing them and using one you might prefer more. Another nice feature is that there are body shapes for each of the current bento Catwa heads; I find that wearing it in conjuction with the Shaheen head that my avatar looks a little like Rami Malik, the actor who is known for his roles in the Night At The Museum movies and also the television show, Mr. Robot.

BODYBelleza – Jake

JERSEY⊱ OUTLIER.// Revenge Baseball Jersey – Sky Blue ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

Now I will admit that I’m a huge baseball fan so when I saw this item at Men Only Monthly I really thought long and hard about it because in little under a week the MLB All-Star game will be played in Miami. While this jersey is reminiscent of the old Florida team’s logo that moved to Miami (and not my favorite team or least favorite team by any means). I figured I’d give a little nod to one of my favorite sports by throwing this on and featuring it in a photo.

SHORTS⊱ {COLD-ASH} CHINO Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

What’s more casual than a baseball jersey when hanging out? Wearing chino shorts with it to maximize the comfort while still looking good at the same time. {COLD-ASH} has new CHINO Shorts at the current round of The Men’s Department and there are many great options to choose from. There are two different sets (Plain and Colors) with HUDs to change the color of the shorts as well as the belt. There is also the ability to change the belt to a striped version if that is more desireable. The two color sets are sold together as a FATPACK if you are having a hard time deciding between which on you like better and want it all. Sizes included for this product are Belleza, Signature, and TMP. Sadly there is not a size for SLink Physique users or Standard sizing.

SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] NICEOV BLACKWHITEGUM ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

[ VERSOV ] is back with another new style of sneaker at The Men’s Department. The NICEOV sneakers are just the thing to complete a look such as the one that I’ve put together. The shoe comes in 15 different style/color combinations and all of them can be purchased together in a FATPACK. What is great about this is there are sizes for just about all the major mesh bodies for the fellas and the gals so if you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers this would be a good place to start.

Photo Taken @ Corlevoli Beach



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There’s plenty more to come from Hair Fair as well as The Men’s Department and other great events like We Love RP and Summerfest ’17. I hope that you do check out the stores and events I featured in this entry and remember to pick up demo’s before making that purchase. A shopper that makes a great find is a happy shopper in the long run. Thanks for taking a look, be well and as always…stay stylish fellas!