[#435] Fire Escape

I met up with an acrobat
In Brooklyn or some place like that
With life and taxis flying past
We tore that dance hall down

Fire Escape♫ – Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Merry Christmas everyone or Yule for those of you who participate. I didn’t anticipate having the time to be able to post anything for a few days with the holiday festivities but I managed to steal a few minutes of time while the family festivities calm down a bit. I’m not going to get overly wordy this time since I figure everyone that views this is going to be doing it on the fly.


I really wanted to do something upbeat since I have been in a super good mood lately and the song I chose as the theme for this really fit in with some of the elements of the scene. It also helps that Paparazzi created a backrop that came complete with a Fire Escape, how did that happen to work out so well? I really just needed to find the right outfit and I feel like I did.


This blog entry features goodies from Avi-Glam (a brand partner), TonkTastic & Hermony (brand partner as well), Bleich, and Ohemo. I suppose you might be able to classify this look as hipster, though I’m not sure where the line starts to blur as I’m not wearing a thick beard in this look; I made it colder weather chic with the sweater and beanie as well.

As I just mentioned, this post includes Avi-Glam which I am featuring two items (one older and one newer). The skin comes from the Man Cave event and is called “Nero” and I’ll tell you more about it down in the credits. The “Hope Eyes” I have previously blogged but I had not worn this particular color before and really liked how it looked with the rest of the look I put together.


In other great news: this past week CATWA released a new male head to add to their lineup. “Victor” is his name and he definitely has a charming but rugged look to him. I will give you more of my thoughts down in the credits as well. I think it is one of their best releases though that has come along and I was excited for it before it even hit the store.

To everyone reading, I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday and have surrounded yourself with the best people in your life. They are the ones that support you with whatever thoughts, dreams, and ideas you have and guide you to help make them turn into a reality. I’ll be back again soon with another look and more current events coverage to show you.

Onto the next conversation…

HEADCATWA – Victor ♯ NEW

With the latest male head release, CATWA has the fellas scrambling to the store to check out “Victor”. Personally I feel like it’s a cross between the “Daniel” and “Stanley” heads but just a little more toned down in the jaw region. Not as hardlined as “Stanley” which for those who were not a fan of the head might gravitate towards this one a littel bit more. It comes with several different neck choices as well as a few add-ons for the teeth. Everything you’ve come to expect from CATWA is a part of this product.

EYESAG. Hope Eyes

FACE⊱ AG. Nero Skin (Ivory) @ Man CaveNEW

“Nero” is a very soft skin and gives the Victor head a little bit of contrast because it’s also a bit rugged but not aggressively so. With this release the brand has added two new tones to their lineup: Chocolate and Espresso which gives you the choice of 10 different skin shades to find the best one for you. You can find the body appliers at the main store to purchase if you don’t already have them.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SWEATER⊱ TonkTastic & HERMONY – Crewneck Sweater -Bundle#4- @ TMDNEW

After pairing up twice before to bring us fellas some really awesome graphic tees, TonkTastic & HERMONY are at it again. They’ve come together one more time to bring us a crewneck sweater that comes in 4 different packs with 12 designs in each pack. That’s a lot of wear choices so you could wear a different design every day for a month and not wear the same one if you chose to. That is one of the reasons why I like these to brands doing a crossover because you’re going to get style from the jump. The sweater is available until the 31st so take a quick trip to TMD and try it out for yourself.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANSLegal Insanity – Graig Old Jeans

I originally bought these jeans at the November round of Men Only Monthly and couldn’t find anything I wanted to pair them with until now. I like the worn look of these jeans as Legal Insanity is really good for making quality products with that specific style in mind. I am a really big fan of their jeans as I’ve purchased quite a few pairs of different styles over time. The quality is what brings me back to them when they release something I really like.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, EXMACHINA, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies. Regular and Bootcut versions included with the product.

SHOES⊱ Bleich – Wheeler – Black ♯ Currently Unavailable

HATOhemo – Joe Beanie – Color 10

I found this beanie at one of the previous rounds of Cosmopolitan but sadly time restraints and other scenes I wanted to do prevented me for featuring it during the round it was offered up at. This beanie works well with the CATWA head because of the alpha feature that allows for the ears and back of the head to go invisible for wear with hats like this. Two versions are included (one with materials and one without) and there are several different colors to choose from other than black which I felt suited me best.

BACKDROPPaparazzi – Apartment Fire Escape – Blue+Aqua

This backrop was the originally available at the Limit8 event, however, it was not the Limited Edition version and should still be available by heading over to the Paparazzi main location. While you are there take a look at some of their other useful backdrops as I’ve been featuring them quite a bit in the last few scenes that I’ve put together. This building with a fire escape built in is a sight to behold; photos do not really even do it justice compared to looking at it up close. This brand really knows how to create useful backdrops that any photographer or blogger can use to create magic.

STAKEY – Hangin (01) ♯ Marketplace

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[#377] Just A Little Patience

I sit here on the stairs
‘Cause I’d rather be alone
If I can’t have you right now
I’ll wait, dear

Patience” – GunsN RosesListen

It seems that lately I haven’t been posting as much as I have been known to do but perhaps it is because I’m in a little bit of a creative slump that I am working through. It seems anyone who is worth their grain in salt knows that it’s not always easy to get things from their head into whatever medium they are working with. This could be said for me. I did manage to come up with a classic tune for the theme of this look, also sort of a play on words if you are able to make a connection through the photos.

There is a little bit of everything that went into the look for this photo session with some great events that are still going for a bit longer and also some new hunts for those of you who are interested in them, and to be honest they are really pretty fun.

I’ll start off with the skin I’m wearing. “Arthur” can be found at the Stray Dog main location as part of the Destination of Hope hunt which is in conjunction with the Relay for Life Charity. If you are unfamiliar with RFL, they are a charitable organization which centers around raising funds for cancer research. While Gac Akina, the owner of Stray Dog and other great creators are putting out their items for this hunt for only 10L, I encourage you to at least donate extra to RFL. It’s for a good cause and if my donation or yours can at least contribute to helping one person then what is there to lose? Getting back to “Arthur” it comes in the 02 Tone only and has separate HUDs for a skin with brows and one without. Each skin comes with a freckle applier as well for those of you who have them or want to have them.

A new round of TMD has started but as I was looking for items in my “closet” I came across the Mind Carlberg set which contains a shirt as well as underwear but considering I wanted to wear more than just that I chose to leave the undies behind. The colorway I chose for this set was the Pink/Cream set which comes with a HUD that you can choose either pink sleeves and a cream shirt base or vice versa. I like roses so it seemed like a logical choice for me.

Also from last months TMD (I just missed the cutoff by a few days…isn’t that always the case?) are the L&B Swear “Salvage Denim Jeans”. I am finding for the value of the fullpack you get so many more choices then buying one single denim color. As with many of the latest L&B Swear releases, these jean shorts come with an exclusive set of denims found only in the fatpack. I love how these look and they fit exactly how they should. Sizes included in the package are: Aesthetic, Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, and SLink Physique.

ULTRA is still going strong until the 15th of June and they are having their Anniversary round. There are many different goodies you can find there and I managed to come across the “Flash Pump Trainers” by [VALE KOER]. These are reminiscent of the pump style shoe that were popular during the 90’s but with a little more modern updated flair. This is another brand that I tend to always purchase full packs of because the customizations on them is out of this world. You could literally not wear the same combination style twice unless you wanted to. Included sizes in the package are: Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink (for the gals) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) as well as Unrigged for Standard sized avatars.

Pseudo is one of the backdrop creators that I have a love/hate relationship with. Don’t get me wrong, the quality is over the top which is what I love about them but the thing I hate about their gacha machines is that I never have an easy time getting complete sets so some of them are incomplete. Back in April they had a really great set that I finally am getting a chance to use one from. It’s called the “Back Exit Scene” which looks to take place at the back of a building where there is a door and a bit of Banksy type graffiti thrown in for that extra something. I combined that with a pose from the “And So On” Set A from Le Poppycock that you can find at the current round of Men Only Monthly.

I think I’ve just about covered everything involved in the process of completing this post. Down below are the full credits with taxis to take you to each location of the item. Keep in mind that you should always try Demo’s when available just so there is never any doubt left behind. I bid you good shopping and until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRBASENo. – Nuel (In Skin HUD)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESGo&See * Sunset * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ WOH
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ Destination of Hope Hunt
BEARDNivaro – Rugged ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRTMind Carlberg – B&T [C]
SHORTSL&B Swear – Salvage Denim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] FLASH PUMP TRAINERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

BACKDROPPseudo– Back Exit Scene


Stakey – Floorplan ♯ No Longer Available
Le Poppycock *And So On* A (Cool Off) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

[#233] Long Live Rock & Roll

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And we stand here in their memory
’cause their songs, they still surive
So throw your lighters up
And darling, sing with me tonight

SectionHeaders_TLv2HAIR⊱ [ tomboi ] Whitney Hair – Fat Pack ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ GEN-Neutral
HEADCATWA HEAD – Jackson v4.6
EYES⊱ .ID. Bright Eyes FATPACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Luke T2 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2016
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.3

TANKTOP⊱ BUENO – Sun TankTop – AG ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ BUENO – Sullen Pants – Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ -Entente- Hemming Shoes ≠ No Longer Available

POSE⊱ STAKEY – Floorplan (3) ≠ No Longer Available

SectionHeaders_TIv2Long Live Rock & Roll” – Daughtry     ♬Listen

[#188] Pink It’s My New Obsession

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“You could be my flamingo
Pink, it’s the new kind of lingo”

It’s finally here! The much anticipated male Jackson head by CATWA has been released. It comes with 10 gift skin tones with some of your favorite designers soon to be in on releasing appliers. Also it has a HUD with emotions ranging from silly to serious. On top of that it is configurable with just about all of the male mesh bodies out on the market, so if you’re a fan of NYRAMITH or prefer the less bulky SLink or just simply love the TMP body and just want something different for your noggin’ then this is for you.

Also new to stores is the Brennan Pullover Sweater by {Q-Essentials}. I’m very fond of this item because not only does it give you the appearance of being cozy for those cold nights but the name isn’t too bad either. 😉 You can get this in a variety of colors to suit your wardrobe needs. I’ve paired it up with the Tough Jeans by (epia) that you can get right now at The Chapter Four. These cargo like pants are just the thing if you fancy yourself a person who likes to carry lots of things on your travels.

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HAIR{ Speakeasy } John Hair GREYSCALE
HEADCATWA HEAD Jackson //NEW
EYES.ID. – Sunset Eyes FATPACK
BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
HANDSSLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
FEETSLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1

SWEATER{Q-Essentials} Men’s Salmon Brennan Pullover //NEW
JEANS⊱ (epia) – Tough Jeans  – Color Pack // @ The Chapter Four //NEW
SHOES⊱ [monso] My Platform Sneakers – Navy // @ UBER //NEW

GLASSES⊱ .Reckless. – Grandpappy Glasses // @ M.O.M //NEW

POSE⊱ Stakey – Cray (05) // @ Marketplace

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Pink” – AerosmithListen/View

[#170] In The In-Between

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“Up on the mountain
I see down below
It’s easy to lose yourself I know
Can’t hear what you’re shouting
I’m deaf to your show
It’s easy to lose your self-control”

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BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
SKIN⊱ Clef de Peau – Harry T2 // @ Sad November //NEW
EYES⊱ #Adored – Miasma Eyes – Bluejeans
EYEBROWS⊱ Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 15 Brown // @ Sad November //NEW
HANDS⊱ SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
HAIR⊱ *Drot* – Bastion- Fatpack (Charcoal Shown) // @ TMD //NEW

HOODIE/SHIRT⊱ 7mad;Ravens I SAID Hoodie // @ M.O.M //NEW
JEANS⊱ FiRESTARTER >Emil< jeans . Indigo // @ Sad November //NEW
BOOTS⊱ {Reverie} ‘Chicago’ Boots – Black // @ Sad November //NEW

POSE⊱ STAKEY – Forever Young (2) // @ Marketplace

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In Between” – BeartoothListen/View