[#571] One Call Away

You and me can make it anywhere
But for now, we can stay here for a while
‘Cause you know, I just wanna see you smile

Charlie Puth, ♫One Call Away

Wow, what can I say? Lately I have been on one of the best rolls when it comes to blogging then I have in a long time and I’m not sure what exactly it is; I can’t put my finger on it but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth and all of those cliche sayings I could attribute to the reason why things have just clicked for me. Truthfully I am wondering if it is just the start of a new year and getting a fresh start or if there’s some cosmic reasoning for the creativity burst I have had…it could also be my excitement over returning to Pose Fair for at least the first two rounds this year. To me I think it’s more often the poses that help drive my ideas than it is the clothing but it seems that there is not such a thing as a virtual pose blog…well at least not yet anyway.

Also it could also be that I’ve truly hit upon some inspirational themes which most have been happy but if there’s someone that can tell me they are 100% all day every day and have never had a down moment then I want to know what they are doing because I certainly want to get on that train. For me I think that if I wasn’t allowed to feel any other emotions then I wouldn’t be half the person I am or will become. This site is more then just about virtual things, it’s about what it is to be human and all the thing that I may go through or what someone close to me might be experiencing.

One of the reasons why I chose the pose I did for this entry is because of the phone prop that came with it because it automatically helped me remember that one of the songs I wanted to use as a soundtrack was Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away”. It’s a testament to being an emotional superhero that doesn’t need a cape and being there for someone close (mostly likely a spouse or significant other). I think that if one of the people I loved needed to talk no matter when it was in the day that I am going to be there to support them no matter what.

I used to often wonder if I was the kind of person that did things for people for what it could get me in return all because of one terrible person I had in my life. They made me feel that way and I spent a long time worrying about what people thought but as I write this I’ve clearly realized that I know without a doubt that I do the things I do out of love.

Like a broken record I am probably going to talk about how much there is at Pose Fair until the end of the month when the January round ends but when what I say is based in truth it is worth repeating if it means that I can inspire someone to visit the event to find something to create a moment of their own that others will then see and the cycle continues.

MERCH is a pose store whose name I’ve heard floating around for a while and not only by fellow bloggers but also by their pose creating peers as a quality place to get poses from and that says a lot if someone in the same profession has nice things to say about another person’s work then it is worth looking into. Their pose set “Von” is what I am using for the photo and as I said above I chose it because of the phone prop that came with it.

Not all of the poses use the phone but most do which I thought would also be good information to pass along to the public along with also adding the pose key as well to see what the other poses in the set look like. I think that would be something I’d want to see on a blog if I were looking at one and wanting all the information I could get about a product.

M E R C H – Von Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses with one pose variation (6 total poses)
  • Mobile phone prop included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

NEW RELEASE

Fire escapes in winter can be pretty chilly so it made lots of sense for me to put on the “Camron Over Coat” by HEVO which is a recent release from the November/December round of Men Only Monthly that I remember picking up right before it closed for that round. I struggled with trying to pick between coat colors so in the end the price was well worth going all-in and purchasing the FATPACK.

Usually I tend to wear black coats because it’s somewhat of a personal trademark for me which is why I stepped out of one of my norms by wearing the brown version of the coat and still managed to get my monotone colors with how I colored the sweatshirt and shirt underneath that. What can I say? I told you it was cold so I bundled up so my pixels didn’t freeze!

HEVO – Camron Over Coat:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 8 colors to change 3 parts (Base, Sweater and Shirt)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Now available at the HEVO in-world store

On that note I think it is best to end this post at a good spot by leaving the entire credits and be sure to remember if there is something that isn’t listed check the above page with the list of the items that I wear currently. That is the go to reference for anything you did not see listed in credits and until I’m wearing something different that is where my permanent items reside.

Plenty more things to do and my ideas are through the roof right now so time to go cook up something new but until then keep those conversations going!

B

POSE: M E R C H – Von Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough

JACKET: HEVO – Camron Over Coat
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Dean Chinos

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[#550] Love You To Death

Those lips move, yeah I can feel what you’re sayin’, prayin’
They say the beast inside of me is gonna get ya, get ya, yeah…

Starset, ♫Love You To Death
(Originally by Type O Negative)

I want to start out this entry by wishing everyone who comes across this in the next day or so Happy Thanksgiving. This year has had its share of ups and downs but the one thing that remains for me is that I am thankful for all the good things and people that have come into and have already been a part of my life. This is the easiest part of the year to express that gratitude because it just flows into the air.

While most of my US based friends and family are celebrating today, I also am thankful for my people all across the world which includes places such as Canada, Denmark, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland and some places I might have forgotten. It makes no difference where someone is from but it is the feeling of comraderie that makes everything feel right.

Most people are probably eating Turkey today (myself included) and I know that I said that I wouldn’t likely do any more vampire themed photos this year but I was wrong and what better than on the biggest day of consumption that I post one because after all…vampires are hungry too! The look I chose combined with other elements such as the effects on my lips to the pose and backdrop, I was inspired along with the suggestion my wife made about the song choice (thank you for that B!)

I‘ll start with the lip effects that I have on which is the “Dropy Lips” applier by Go&See. Of course the original color is red that I used because I am doing a vampire photo but it comes with different colors so that your lips have the appearance of just about any kind of liquid dripping from them (perhaps ink or alien blood?)

This applier is really the perfect start to putting together a scene featuring a creature of the night (which goes along with my binging of The Vampire Diaries as well).

Go&See Dropy Lips applier features:

  • Applier HUD for CATWA, Genus Project, LeLutka and Omega (Sold Separately)
  • 8 colors to choose from in each applier HUD
  • Available now @ the Go&See in-world store and marketplace

The Level event has a few days left and I want to focus on the “Nathan” hair by Modulus. It’s a short style that has a spiked feel to it but it’s not aggressively so that the hair sticks straight up because there’s so much mousse in it to choke a horse. It has that vampire feel to it as it is somewhat reminiscent of either Edward Cullen (Twilight) or Stefan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries).

As far as styling myself to have that kind of dreamy vampire look I think I handled it well and I don’t feel like there were any complaints from my wife.

Modulus Nathan Hair features:

  • Original ‘Nex-Gen’ Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color HUD packs available
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Mirrored left and right versions included
  • Exclusively @ the Level Event until November 25th

Man Cave is hot for the month of November and for the first time in their lineup the unique style of Bakaboo graces the event. I’m really excited to see this brand here because it is a big event and more people should become familiar with what Ocean Blackthorne does as his sense of colorful style and designs really brighten up fashion (in my opinion of course).

The “Chris Vest” is a shirt/vest combination that has lots of different choices between the two different color shirts to the 3 different pattern HUDs for the vest. There is a style for just about anyone and I chose to have more of a subtle and minimalistic approach by going more monochrome with the vest. I usually choose vibrant colors in the outfits made by this brand but I felt this was the way to go.

Bakaboo Chris Vest features:

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 different pattern HUDs with 5 colors each (Sold separately)
  • White or black shirt option in each HUD
  • Simple basic pants included
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physiqe mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until December 9th!

The glue that brings this together is the “Wicked Hunger” pose from Image Essentials and while this is not a brand new release it is one that I’ve wanted to blog for a while and thought that with all these other elements in play that no time was better than the current. My wife happily agreed to pose with me and I think that it turned out great (that may sound biased but I believe it to be true).

With the help of the LeLutka Face HUD which works just as great with CATWA heads as it does their own branded heads, I was able to raise my eyebrows and make a vampire face with ease. I also made use of the CATWA teeth add-on that is available at their store and has many options to create a similar vampire look or different ones based on other creatures with teeth.

Image Essentials Wicked Hunger Pose features:

  • Bento enabled couples pose (Bento viewer required for proper use)
  • Modifiable to be able to adjust and compensate for avatar compatibilty
  • Available now at the Image Essentials in-world location

This was one of the bigger blogs I’ve had lately and have included both mine and my wife’s credits so if there is any part of her look that someone finds appealing they can easily find it on the grid. She is wearing the “Yvonne Dress” from ViSion that is exclusively a part of Collabor88 for the November round. The backdrop we have behind us is the “Salem Street” backdrop by Paparazzi which helps add to the overall mood of the scene.

I’ve enjoyed being able to bring you something new on a day that celebrates being thankful and I am also thankful for anyone who has ever visited this site, left a comment, faved a post or has found something they liked because I wore it or had it as a part of my scene. This is how I will leave this to go enjoy time with those who mean the most to me and may all be well with the visitors of this website until the next conversation.


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Wicked Hunger

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Salem Street

:: My Style ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Nathan Hair @ Level Event ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
LIPS: Go&See (Store /MP) – Dropy Lips
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

OUTFIT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Chris Vest @ Man Cave ✦ NEW

:: Her Style ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Avela
HEAD: CATWA – Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
MAKEUP: . MILA . – Perfect Bride
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: {ViSion} Yvonne Dress @ Collabor88NEW
FISHNETS: .:villena:. – Fishnet

[#535] I’m Getting Drunk On A Plane

I might be passed out
In the baggage claim
But right now
I’m drunk on a plane

Dierks Bentley, ♫Drunk On A Plane

When it comes to scenes that I’m doing photos with if I have a theme (or soundtrack as I have referred to before) I like plays on words. If there’s a certain thing in the lyrics that I hone into I find a location or decor that fits. FOXCITY gave me an idea that I’d been brainstorming for a long time but until they released the Flight Club Backdrop at Kustom9 I couldn’t make it a reality.

The overall meaning (or message) of Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” isn’t what I’m trying to convey here but I am looking at it from the viewpoint of maybe someone who is a celebrity that tends to like their beverages a bit too much and on a personal jet you can party like it’s 1999 (or 2018 whatever you might like). Though from the looks at it, it’s a bit more than a party with all the bottles and 6 packs of beer.

I am quite grateful to Aleriah for allowing me to borrow her platform and also the skybox to help make this blog entry possible. Most of the time I am very prideful and don’t want people to help or assist but sometimes you just have to and with the results of this I think it was the right decision. Learning and getting a different point of view from a peer can help you in ways you might not have considered before.

FOXCITY Flight Club Backdrop features:

  • 100% Original Mesh
  • 2 different backdrops included (Day and Night)
  • Exclusive to Kustom9 until Nov. 10th

The pose I am using is also from a set by FOXCITY that was a previously release that works with this backdrop but was originally designed for the Limo backdrop they brought out a few months ago. It’s good that it serves a dual purpose as I went through a few different poses before I chose this one for the final scene photo.

One of the things I enjoy about being a blogger for The Men Jail is that it is filled with designers I know and admire but also a few that are new to the scene that I may not have had much interaction with and the shirt I am wearing is one of them. Unleashed is not a brand until recently I was familiar with but this “Nathan” shirt is honestly cool. I wore it a few times before I used it in a picture and played with the different designs the shirt comes with (as there is are two HUDs in the FATPACK, one for plain shirts and also one for graphic designed shirts).

Now that I’ve had the experience of wearing a product by Unleashed, I will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases from them as this one is a pleasant addition to my wardrobe.

Unleashed Nathan Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Single sale options (6 plain, 6 graphic tees)
  • FATPACKS options for each type available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

While the above two items are integral to the makeup of this scene, some of the items which are a part of my look as well as the decor also give it that extra something to help tell the story. Without the “RetroNerd Glassesy” by Paparazzi and the “Halloway Ripped Jeans” by Cold-Ash I could have made a scene that was like this but they certainly helped as it was the look I wanted to achieve.

A big help also came from the “Chronos Beer” set from 220ml, which I’ve used in other photos but not in the same capacity as this one and not as epicly either. The detail in this set really blows me away and there are so many options for you to choose from down to empty cases to half empty bottles…and there’s even a lime (as well as a bottle with a lime wedge).

I think after this flight my virtual self will probably want to lay off the Chronos for a bit and probably sleep a day or so. That will give me time to plot out my next idea for this blog. Looks like it’s time for me to wrap this up and put this post to bed and get you to the really good part…the credits. I had a blast with this and until our paths cross again it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – RetroNerd Shades ✦ Previously Blogged
SHIRT: Unleashed – Nathan Shirt @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Holloway Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ Previously Blogged

BACKDROP: FOXCITY – Flight Club (Day Travel) @ Kustom9NEW
BEER DECOR: 220ml (MP) – Chronos Beer ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: FOXCITY – Posh Pose Set

[#528] The Luckiest

Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

Ben Folds, ♫The Luckiest♫

Continuing with my latest series of light and feel good photos, I didn’t have my soundtrack for this blog until after I finished taking the photos for it. Sometimes I will just search on Google for songs that relate to an emotion and see what pages come up and listen to some of the results. This time I did a search for “songs about celebrating a relationship” and listened to a few selections but nothing could beat “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.

I’ve been familiar with Ben Folds music for decades as he’s been a solo artist as well as part of a quintet (Ben Folds Five) and some of his songs are nerdy but a fair amount of them really pack an emotional punch and that is what this song does. If anyone that does read this clicks the links to the videos that I post the links to in the quotation at the top you will know what I’m talking about. This song makes you think even with it’s quirk towards the end it is definitely a song that fits my search.

The “To Us” pose by Image Essentials is a good representation of celebrating a relationship between two people. A longing gaze from the gentleman as they both toast their happiness with on another is a special moment and a fine depiction. I had to make a few adjustments with my pose but little needed to be done otherwise. The props with the couples pose (the chair, two glasses of champagne, and the champagne bottle itself) are nicely done should definitely be looked at by any couple that wants to take a portrait to hang on the wall.

Image Essentials To Us Couples Pose (With Props) features:

  • Bento enabled couples pose (Bento viewer required to use properly)
  • Mesh couch contains poses (and added props)
  • Available @ Image Essentials flagship store

Hot off my previous blog where I featured the first of two new hair releases by Modulus from the 2018 edition of Hair Fair, I am rounding out the coverage for the store by wearing the “Elijah” short hair. I chose to use the same hairbase with this hair to add some depth as well. Compared to the Fraser hair I had on in the previous blog, this one is much shorter and a bit on the curly side as far as I can describe it to you; plenty of colors to choose from as always with Modulus as well.

With four days left of this year’s Hair Fair to go…if you haven’t checked it out yet then what are you waiting for?

Modulus Elijah Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha next gen mesh
  • 5 different color HUDs available with 8 base colors in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Integrated color picker in each HUD for added customization
  • Left or right versions in package
  • Exclusively @ Hair Fair until October 7th!!!

The two above things are main features for this blog but I have to give mention to the recent BlankLine release from the September round of The Men’s Department. I am wearing the “KnitVestShirts” which I feel is a classic look and best fit the scene I had in mind when I was brainstorming it. I chose to go the FATPACK route with this because I wasn’t sure what color style I liked and having all the options (being able to color change the shirt, vest and tie allowed for me to come up with exactly what I wanted).

With more to come to the pages of this site I am going to thank those of you who visited and anyone who follows me on any of the social media outlets, it really is humbling hearing from those of you who I have never met talk about things I’ve posted. This blog is not just for me and anyone who has felt any of the feelings that have been expressed or have become inspired by the images or words, this is for you too.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


SKYBOX: llorisen – Wilby Pied-a-Terre Skybox v2

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – To Us ✦ NEW

:: What HE‘s wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Elijah Hair @ Hair FairNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT/VEST: BlankLine – KnitVest Shirts [FAT]
PANTS: BlankLine – Tapered Pants [Black] ✦ Previously Blogged
SHOES: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers ✦ Previously Blogged

:: What SHE’s wearing ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Lithe
HEAD: CATWA -Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: Giz Seorn – Gwyneth Dress
SHOES: Reign – Andii Heels

[#503] ‘Cause I’m Going To Make This Place Your Home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Phillip Phillips, ♫Home♫

The July round of Pose Fair is really stocked full of great poses and props and as a blogger I have no idea how someone as a consumer won’t be leaving that place with an inventory full of poses and props. There’s so much it is mind blowing but it’s good to have an event like this that helps anyone who works with taking virtual photos as a hobby or if they do it for business purposes.

Cuca Designs along with Illuzion have crafted a super fun set of poses and accessories for the fair that are really inspired. The Moving Day Fatpack is a set of poses that show a side of moving that you probably won’t likely see in most situations but for maybe a newly married couple or a couple moving in together for the first time the aspect of it would be enjoyable to a point. Because let’s face it anyone who has moved house or from one apartment to another knows that it can often be problematic, however, we’re in the virtual world so there is none of that going on.

Also as an accompanying piece there is the New Beginnings Backdrop (which is sold separately) but totally worth grabbing to complete the scene.

Cuca Designs & Illuzion Moving Day Pose Set (Fatpack) features:

  • Bento couple pose stand with 5 poses (keys and box props rez out upon posing)
  • 2 different box piles
  • Single box as an included bonus
  • Available @ The Pose Fair (July) until the 31st

Moving Day! Soon @ Pose Fair

When the Signature Event made its return I was not completely convinced that I’d really wear the Gianni body to warrant a visit but luckily I was convinced to going back to it for the time being because Native Urban has released a new shirt that has me excited. The Kalimba Tee is definitely worth giving more life to Gianni for me. For people who are sometimes skeptical about Fatpacks due to cost or whatever reason might deter them from it, I can tell you that any time you purchase one from Native Urban you are getting quality. I’ve been a fan of this brand long before I was chosen to be one of their bloggers and the passion the creator has for his work is easily visible.

Native Urban Kalimba Tee All Colors features:

  • HUD with texture change to 3 faces on the tee (Upper, pocket and lower)
  • Sizes for Signature Geralt and Gianni only
  • Available @ Signature Event until July 20th

Shirts like this can go with just about any pant whether it be slacks or jeans (which I prefer overall) and I was happy to receive a copy of the “HOLLOWAY” jeans by {Cold-Ash} that arrived to the July round of The Men’s Department. These jeans are very well made and so much so that the way the rip on the knee doesn’t cause any issues with your body poking through in the wrong spots, that’s how you know that time was taken into getting these fitted right for the mesh bodies they include jeans for in the package. I also like that they offer with each size two versions (straight leg and rolled up cuff) depending on what style shoe you may have on this is a plus.

{Cold-Ash} HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans:

  • HUD includes ability to change denim and belt leather color (6 choices each)
  • Straight leg and rolled cuff included
  • Sizes included Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP male bodies
  • Available @ The Men’s Department until the 31st of July

As you can see Brena is making another appearance here and most of her is her usual besides the new July VIP group gift from TRUTH, which is a pretty cool updo that has plenty of style options including a ring of daisies around the bun. It’s a cute style and I’m sure those of you who are VIP’s have already made sure to get it already but for those of you who aren’t VIP’s of TRUTH what’s the holdup? A full pack of hair every month for a one time fee of $350L is not very much of a cost when you look at what you’re getting.

Before I wrap this post up I’m going to let everyone know that The Men Jail event has officially opened today so you’ll be seeing more items in my posts coming from that event to show you some of the parity the event has. I’m looking forward to also featuring more items from the Pose Fair which is now been going strong for a week.

I can’t wait to get back to the drawing board to figure out what I’m going to do next, so I shall leave you with the credits below and until the next post which is when our paths will cross again (unless I run into some of you on the grid) until that time,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic – Narcotic ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Avi-Glam – Prestige Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Kalimba Tee – All Colors ✦ NEW @ Signature Event (07/01 – 07/20)
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} (Store / MP) HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

BOX: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – Box Pile 2 ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)
BACKDROP: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – New Beginnings Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)


HAIR: TRUTH – Gwen ✦ NEW (July VIP Gift)
HEAD: CATWA – Lona v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Tina ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Stories&Co. – Signature Tube Top – Peach / FLF (07/06)
SHORTS: A.N.E. – High Waisted Shorts – Classic 4pack / FLF (07/06)


POSE: Cuca Designs & Illuzion – Moving Day ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#484] You Got The Touch

You got the touch
You got the power
When all hell’s breaking loose
You’ll be riding the eye of the storm
You got the heart
You got the motion
You know that when things get too tough
You got the touch

Stan Bush, ♫The Touch

Some time has passed since my last post but things were a bit hectic lately but at least it hasn’t been the longest amount of time I’ve ever gone without posting. I also did most of the work on this several days ago before I got wrapped up in the world of flesh. A moment of geekdom took over as I was putting everything together all based upon the RARE item in the Stealthic/Toksik gacha machine at The Epiphany.

It’s the only new item in this look so I thought I would do something at least a bit special because it’s definitely a throwback moment to my much younger and formative years. It’s very glam and 80’s and despite my feelings towards some of the fashion and things from that time, one of the biggest part of my years was the time I spent (and still spend) as a fan of the Generation 1 of The Transformers.

Saturday morning cartoons helped build my imagination and creativity as I spent time with Optimus Prime and the Autobots, as well as Duke and G.I. Joe (among many other greats of that era but don’t get me started or I’ll be here forever).

I am certain that I’ve spent time reminiscing about my love for The Transformers and their animated big screen debut in 1986. At the time my family was not real big into going to the movies yet as it was just kind of one of those hassles that made it just about impossible to do. I remember that there weren’t very many video stores (yes there were things called video stores that rented out VHS tapes much like your Redbox etc do today). I managed to earn good grades and when the book fair came along (they also had movies as well in in) I was able to order the movie and once it came and I took it home it was like magic happened and I was forever a fan.

When I was given the hair by my blogging friend, Aleriah, I knew that I had to do something epic and throwback with it because it is very 80’s and nothing reminded me more of that then one of the main songs associated with The Transformers: The Movie. Stan Bush’s “The Touch” is every bit of the 80’s that anybody who was a part of that era would know it embodies it.

For my outfit I raided my closet to find as much denim that I could find and both my jacket and jeans are from L&B Swear. With the jacket I knew that I definitely hit the mark of the style and look that I was going for as I tried to do my best to create a visual that compared to the music video for the song which is highly obscure.

This was meant to be a pretty short entry but I have one more quick thing before I wrap things up.

As of the 28th, I found out that I was selected to be a part of the bloggers for the brand Native Urban; I look forward to being able to come up with creative and great ways to feature the brands products going forward as I welcome them to my brand partners. There are new releases that I am looking forward to digging into in my posts for this upcoming week. I hope everyone has had a great weekend and for those of us that are finally being rewarded with spring are able to get those windows open and get some fresh air.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic x Toksik – 2. TOS Facade Hair RARE ✦ NEW @ The Epiphany
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 4 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Amara Beauty – Gem Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: L&B Swear – Patrol Denim Shirt – Fatpack
JEANS: L&B Swear – Salvage Cuffed Jeans Fatpack ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Chat Noir – 1760 ✦ Previously Blogged

[#428] Whatever It Takes

I do whatever it takes to make it
Break through anything I’m face to face with
It’s true, you gonna make me lose my patience
‘Cause victory is mine and I’mma take it

Whatever It Takes♫ – Hollywood Undead

This blog entry has been over a year in the making and I’m so glad it finally happened. Once again I’ve paired up with the super talented fellow swag master, Nile from the Double Trouble blog to bring you a super awesome collaboration. We have both been wanting to work together again since our first initial collaboration for Halloween last year. Schedules as you know don’t always permit but we finally were able to pin a day down to knock this out and man did we ever.


When I first saw the shopping guide for the Men Only Monthly event I knew that I just HAD to do something with the Heist gacha from BlankLine. When I came up with the idea for what Nile and I were going to do it was just natural that we put together a scene using some of the items from it. We both took different looks for our type of bank robber with Nile taking a more urban approach and me going with a more classical old school bank robber. Both of us gear up with BPV’s (Bullet Proof Vests) to keep us safe in case we encountered any trouble from the 5-0.


Products that I’m featuring in this post mostly comprise of items from the BlankLine gacha which is currently up for sale at Men Only Monthly; so if you yourself have an idea for a gangster or bank heist type composition that’s a good place to start with.

I’m also once again featuring the “Hope Eyes” from Avi-Glam (a brand partner) for this look because I am really enamored with the eyes in this set and their detail is fantastic. There is not one color out of this set that I wouldn’t wear for a shoot if it was what called for it.


As I wrap up another entry I look back at the process of this collaboration and I could be more happy or excited with how it turned out; I also look forward to future collaborations with Nile as well as anyone else who’d like to do team-up in the upcoming year. 2018 will be one of more collaborations and working with people who I admire as well as want to work with to try new things.

For more information on Nile and his blog, Double Trouble, just click on the blog name which is linked and there you’ll get to see his other works as well as work from his co-author, Macie, you’ll also be able to see his version of this shoot as well as his style credits!

That’s all I’ve got for this adventure be sure to check back again for the road ahead and it’s been an honor and a pleasure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRStealthic – Psycho

This was one of my Black Friday sale goodies as I really liked this hair and knew that I could find something good to use it with. When this scene idea came into my head I knew it was the prefect hair for me to use. I originally was going to pair it with one of the face wraps in the BlankLine gacha but I opted to leave my face uncovered as it was post robbery. This hair has 6 different color HUDs to choose from as well as a HUD for changing the color of the beanie. What’s even cooler about this is there is a styling HUD to change the appearance of the hair in different positions and styles.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Fern @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

For a second straight post (if you check back at my last entry you’ll get more info on this product) I’m wearing these eyes but went with the Fern color as it matched the scene considering all the money that is around the two bank robbers.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

OUTFIT⊱ BlankLine – Gang Bullet Proof Vest Suits (02) RARE @ M.O.MNEW

It wasn’t an easy task much as robbing a bank would be I imagine to pull this item from the machine being that it is a RARE. Though I persevered so that I could use it for this look as it was an integral part of the scene that I was setting up. As with my usual blogs I post what bodies my clothes and accessories work with but this suit does not specify, however, I believe that it would work with just about any male body with alphas clicked off. I’m wearing the Belleza body and it looks good without any problems.

SHOES[MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS

GLOVES⊱ BlankLine – Gang Glove @ M.O.MNEW

Another part of BlankLine’s “Heist” gacha, these gloves are bento enabled and I alpha’d out my hands and this worked great with my body in combination with the suit and the pose. These are definitely something that would be fun to mess around with on other projects so it is something that could be used again and has a high re-use value. Worth a pull of the gacha or if you know someone that will trade or give you a copy it’s well worth it.

WRONG & The Owl. Human Race @ M.O.MNEW

I managed to find 3/4 of all that was used in this scene at Men Only Monthly, including this pose. What was really nice about this pose as that it needed no adjusting other than a minor tweak of my body shape which wasn’t even that big of a deal. I thought this really captured the tone of the two robbers settling in after heist and celebrating their victory in front of their spoils. This is also a great pose you can use with a really good friend or even a family member for a photo.