[#402] I Wanna Go Back

And do it all over
but I can’t go back I know

I Wanna Go Back” – Eddie MoneyListen

Hello again people of the virtual world, I decided to do a mix of retro with the theme of this entry but more of a current styling. One thing I do like to do is cover all sorts of music when I come up with an idea. There may be some people (more than a fair share but I’m not for certain what my demographic is) may not know all of the artists that I choose and this gives them a chance to broaden their musical horizons.

Aside from trying to connect people with new music they might not have heard before or remind them of maybe a good time or memory, I also like to discover new brands and events to share with the people that view this small place on the net. I showcase the things I like and believe in whether it be style or a particular brand. It is exciting when you find something new and want to share it and that should be what it is all about.

This particular entry has several items from the Cosmopolitan bi-weekly event which is currently just about at the half-way point of this current cycle. There is certainly something there for everyone and I encourage you to go take a look and see what you might find. Of course please pick up demos for clothing because we all deserve to be happy with our purchases. Time for me to leave you with the credits of all this and I will catch you for the next one but until then stay fashionable with a song in your heart.

HAIRBASE⊱ -Labyrinth- ‘Buzzcut’ Hairbase @ CosmopolitanNEW

From time to time I like to rock a really close cut and with this latest release from Labyrinth that is possible. With 5 different tones (one of the being a white tintable version) via HUD (Catwa, Omega, and Signature) you’ll be able to spend what’s left of summer in comfort with a comfortable close style.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
FACESTRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02
BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRTSWAGG DADDY – @SWGG BIG B JERSEY GROUND

I discovered this brand by accident while browsing through FI*Friday and it wasn’t a risk to try them out for such a great price but regardless of that, this is a cool shirt. It has a style similar to a jersey shirt but has more elements of a tee. Sizes included for this bad boy are Aesthetic, Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, and SLink.

JEANS::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Bleach

This item was previously blogged in an earlier post but I chose a different color denim because I thought they worked well with the style and idea that I was going for. Plus, they are high quality jeans that I think fellas should have in at least one style.

SHOES⊱ #VERYRARE “Storm” Vans #BLACK @ CosmopolitanNEW

One of my Cosmopolitan goodies, I couldn’t pass up the low-top because I wear them out in the real world and sometimes style carries over between them. These remind me a bit of some shoes that were a part of one of the very first Arcade’s but are fitted for the most current male mesh bodies. These are casual cool to the max and I won’t be surprised if I see people out there with these on.

SUNGLASSES#VERYRARE “SUPER RARE” Sunglasses #BLACK

The one thing I did not say with my thoughts on the shoes is that this is one of the newer brands on my radar and I’ve been seeing them at Cosmopolitan the last few cycles which is where these glasses are from. They have a marketplace in which not every item is up yet but I am sure will be soon. I have high hopes for this brand and really like the style of these glasses. They are reminiscent of a popular brand of shades that is world renown and I proudly wear them in this photo session.

RING^^Swallow^^ Lily Ring
RINGSYsoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace

BACKDROP⊱ [ Focus Poses ] School Hallway Backdrop @ CosmopolitanNEW

Let me tell you, this kind of brings back a few memories. It’s been a while since I walked through the halls of a school in any life. This backdrop build is very authentic and skillfully crafted. Putting together the scene for this was a bit of fun for me that I wasn’t anticipating. For a moment, I almost felt like I wanted to go back to those days…but only for a moment.


IE– Choices

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[#401] Where Do We Go From Here?

I’m not so glad I met you
It makes me want to go away
I touch
Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Where Do We Go From Here?” – FilterListen

Lately it seems I’ve been running back to Netherwood to do shoots because there are just so many places I can go at the location but what helps matters is that if you are a paid group member, you can put down items to help your scene. In this case it was the really cool plane wreckage that I found on the Marketplace. While I am not going to officially credit the item, I am going to give you the link to it here so that you can check it out yourself and some of the other items available.

Most of my items in this entry are not entirely new or from current events but they are from recent rounds of events that make them semi-new. I just can’t label them as new because that would not be telling the truth. In case you were wondering what exactly I consider new when I tag it that way in the credits is if it is currently available at an event or is a recent main store release during the particular month. Once the item is no longer at the event or the month ends I do not consider it to be new.

Most of the outfits I have had on lately I’ve really enjoyed putting together and this one is certainly no different. I managed to find a great hair, awesome clothes, great tattoos, and a good setting to paint a picture. Keep in mind that you should always take demos before buying, broken record or not, I am covering all the bases so you everyone who reads this (male or female) enjoys a great shopping experience and bringing home great clothing and accessories (and furniture in some cases). Time to put this one to bed and ask that you take a look at the credits below and until the next adventure, stay fashionable with a song in your heart.

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Anwar Hair @ Man CaveNEW

When I was thinking of a way to describe this hair it took a while for me to come up with something good until I thought of the fact that it reminded me a little bit of Travis Barker at one point in his blink-182 career. In a way I supposed you could also consider it a punk rock style as well. Either way it is one that I really have enjoyed and it really helped define this look. It comes in several color packs or you can purchase them all for an adjusted price (which if you were thinking of more than one would it be that bad of an idea?)

HAIRBASE/BEARD⊱ .:cheeky:. 3 Days Beard & Hairbase @ M.O.MNEW
HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYESGo&See – Pond

Somehow I managed to let these slip past my radar. These Catwa enabled applier eyes are a bit on the brooding side which is why they appeal to me and made putting them with this look a good choice. There are 10 iris colors to choose from with two versions.

FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02 @ TMDNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA Struggle @ Man CaveNEW

When I saw this tattoo while I was browsing around during the opening of the current round of Man Cave I knew deep down I had to have this. A lot of times I tend to neglect tattoos which I know is not fair but sometimes it is hard to find looks to put them with. This was one of those times where I needed something to add a little extra edge to my look. There are three different opacity types and there are appliers for most major mesh bodies.

TANKTOPRazor/// Vice Sleevless Tee – LOS

This tank was a part of last months TMD and I just couldn’t find the right pair of pants to pair it with until I remembered I had the Washed Combat Joggers from REPRESENT which I’ll get to in a second. This graphic tank has regular and worn versions with a graphic that has several different color variations to it so that you can choose what works best for you. What made this promising is that it has a fit for the Belleza body which right now is hands down my favorite; it does come with other sizes as well, SLink, and Signature to name a few.

SWEATPANTSREPRESENT – Washed Combat Joggers “Navy”

I try not to rely too heavily on sweatpants or “joggers” as they are sometimes called but it seems my wardrobe lately has seen its fair share. Though it is good to be able to take a break from shorts or jeans and even dress pants because that kind of thing can bring you at a fashion impasse (or at least I think so). These come fitted for the usual mesh bodies but I would still suggest making sure you try them before purchasing just in case.

SHOES[VALE KOER] HEATUP SNEAKERS

Easily one of my top 5 favorite shoe designers as I’ve probably stated in past entries (I am more likely to say top 3 without hesitation). The fact that you can purchase a FATPACK for the price of what two single pairs of shoes might cost and have the ability to nearly unlimited customization makes it a no brainer. It is good that the Belleza body has the ability to work with SLink feet until designers start to release products for it outight. That way I can still wear the body and still continue wearing some incredible footwear.

RING^^Swallow^^ Lily Ring
RINGS⊱ Ysoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace

Photo Taken @ Netherwood


Imitation – Miguel

When a new pose maker comes across my radar I usually check them out just to see if they are going to have something that is going to catch my attention/interest. I came across the Imitation brand while doing a walk through of FI*Friday (Fifty Five Linden Friday). The poses looked good and for the price at the time seemed like a great deal. I am really impressed with the brand and have since purchased more poses (I believe they are also a part of the Animosity Pose brand as well) that I’ll be using coming up in future posts. Keep an eye out for this brand if you are looking for nicely made poses for guys because they are done very well.

[#373] But I Won’t Let This Build Up Inside Of Me

A catch in my throat choke
Torn into pieces
I won’t, no
I don’t wanna be this…

Vermillion Pt. 2 (Bloodstone Mix)” –  Slipknot  ♫Listen

It has finally arrived, the moment many fellas on the grid have been waiting for and now it is here. This past weekend Belleza released their first ever male mesh body: Jake. This omega friendly body could be just the thing everyone needs. With a easy to use HUD and millions of alpha cuts to ensure clothing fits just perfectly, it is hard to go wrong with this body. The package comes with an applier for the Catwa Daniel head to match the included skins tones within the HUD. There is even a spot in the HUD where you can store saved body appliers that you love so you don’t have to dig into your inventory to find it and put it on. While I have not tested tattoos on it yet, I have tried several different skins using the Omega Applier system from Love n Lust. Please note that at the time of writing, the kit for Belleza is located in the women’s section of the Omega store.

This body has a lot to offer and takes things that other bodies have or have lacked and made this possibly one of the best, along with the [SIGNATURE] Gianni model. I can surely see myself switching between these two depending on the types of products that get released. If you have not had the chance, take a stroll to the Belleza store and grab a demo and see for yourself how versatile this product is.

Sometimes I like doing fantasy or horror themed shoots and I think this could easily file under that category. I managed to find quite a few things at the Memento Mori event that is currently taking place until the 27th of May. It is where I found both the “Blood Drink” and “Blood Drainer” to help aid with my vampiric activities. The Drink comes with several ways to display it. As you can see in the photos there is a mouth version, also in the package is a holdable version for both left and right handed people.

Finding eyes to match the overall feel of this look was relatively easy. I received a review copy of the “Undead Eyes” from Go&See that is currently available for a little bit longer at The Dark Style Fair 4. There are 10 different horror centric iris choices to choose from and are compatible with Catwa eyes only. If you play a vampire, zombie, or any type of creature in role-play settings then I urge you to give these a try. There is literally nothing to lose by doing so!

The skin I am wearing is a specialty skin by the brand ^^Swallow^^, it is simply called “Bloody” and comes in just the ivory tone which is one of their palest complected skins that they offer. It has four applier options with two different styles. The regular skin with brows (and one without) as well as a blood splattered version with brows (and without).

I am wearing a recently released product from [BODY FACTORY] which is called “Destruction”. These leather type jeans come in Standard Sizing but I find with the alpha cuts on the Belleza body they fit perfectly without any type of clipping or needing to use what is called “post production magic”. If I would have to describe this product it would be like a cross between leather jeans and cargo pants with some chords to make it different from other items you see out on the market.

Honorable mentions for this look are the “Tommy” hair from Exile and also the “Dylan” pose pack from XXY Poses. I’ve also included the look of my lovely assistant below in the credits as well for those of you gals who might be interested as well.

I’ll be back again soon with another inspired look for you to feast your eyes on but until then as always, keep it stylish fellas and for you gals keep it classy!


HAIRExile – Tommy
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See – Undead ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4
FACE^^Swallow^^ Bloody – Ivory
BODYBelleza – Jake ♯ ☆NEW☆

PANTS[BODY FACTORY] Destruction Pants (Black)

DRINK⊱ Fiasco – Blood Drink ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Memento Mori

DRAINER⊱ Fiasco – Blood Drainer ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Memento Mori


HAIRTruth – Azalea
HEADLeLutka – Simone 2.0
EYESBuzzeri – Zodiac Eyes (Ocean)
FACELara Hurley – Rie (Pale)
BODYMaitreya – Lara

JACKETALT By Truth – Mischief Layered Jacket
SKIRTBlueberry – Kyla

NECKLACECae – Triskele
EARRINGSCae – Embellish


XXY – Dylan Pack (2)

[#354] I Always Catch The Clock, It’s 11:11

And if this is what it takes
just to lie with my mistakes
and live with what I did to you
and all the things I put you through

Konstantine” –  Something Corporate  ♫Listen

Every now and again I get requests and things to visualize my take on songs and some of them I know and others I get familiar with to get a good idea of how to represent it. This particular entry is one of those special ones that a friend of mine asked me to try and tackle. It’s one of those songs that only a fair of people know and surprisingly when I was asked I knew it but the key was to try and do it justice. I feel that I did it justice and with the help of my assistant, Bianca, I was able to make it possible.

The skin I am wearing was to be one of my last items for Skin Fair 2017 coverage but some things came up that I was unable to finish this until after the event ended but it is very likely within a short amount of time it will be available in their main location. It’s one of their first for the Catwa “Daniel” Bento head. I chose to go with the peach tone because it was the best fit between super pale and a more tanned version.

For my shirt, I’m wearing the “Constantine” shirt by Aitui that’s available at the current round of FaMESHed that ends on the 27th. I thought this pulled the idea together being that the inspiration for this entry is similarly titled. There are several different color combinations to choose from by I chose the “crow vs dove” version which essentially is black and white.

I paired it with the “Shoe Cut Jeans” in white by ::K:: and even though I am wearing the NX-Nardcotix “David” body, the best fit for these jeans was for the SLink Physique body which I was able to avoid clipping with the shirt.

Lost & Found has once again started a new round full of great items such as skins, poses, furniture & decor, and what I am featuring for this session: eyes. MESANGE just released the “Manderley Eyes” and you can get the 15 different colors individually or all together by buying the FatPack (which is easily the best value for really good eyes). These eyes have the standard mesh as well as an Omega Applier friendly HUD to be able to change them. Not only that but you get the choice of what size pupils/iris’ you wish to have with the HUD as well.

Tableau Vivant has a new hair that you can pick up at Men Only Monthly called “Hudson” it has a nice shaved hairbase applier included and is a side parted style that I chose to go with a rooted blonde color to try something a little different considering almost always I go for black or brown hair and occasionally blonde but not often.

To give some mentions for what Bianca is wearing, she is wearing a new hair from Tableau Vivant also that you can get at the March round of We ❤ RP and it is called “Leilani” she is wearing one of the blonde tones and the hairbase is not included but can be purchased at the Tableau Vivant main location.

The tanktop and shorts outfit is a part of the Tres Blah “Slumber Party” gacha that is still available at The Arcade until the 31st of March. It is definitely a cute addition to your closet for a night in.

I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you the reader may have a request, you can either contact me personally or leave a comment on the blog itself and I will read it and see what I can do with what I’m given. These are the kinds of challenges I enjoy.

There’s more goodies to come including items from Shoetopia which just opened a few days ago. Keep an eye out and I will see you again soon, here’s the credits. Until next time, stay stylish fellas and for the ladies keep it classy!


BRENNAN

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Hudson ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Manderley Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
FACE^^Swallow^^ Martin – Peach
BODYNX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body ♯ ☆NEW

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Constantine – Crow vs Dove ♯ @ FaMESHed (Last Day!)
PANTS::K:: Shoe Cut Jeans – White

SOFA(epia) – Used Sofa RARE


BIANCA (AKA KONSTANTINE)

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Leilani ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes Green
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2 BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Tank – Nude ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
SHORTS⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Shorts – Polka Dots ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

Gacha Prize


RK Poses – It’s You (Group Gift)
RK Poses – Bob (6)

[#349] Please Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves

You’ll never know the psychopath sitting next to you
You’ll never know the murderer sitting next to you
You’ll think “How’d I get here, sitting next to you”
But after all I’ve said
Please don’t forget

Heathens” –  Twenty One Pilots  ♫Listen

Beware…the Ides of March

I’ve got another nerd inspired post for you today. I’m combining my coverage of Skin Fair 2017 with some goodies from The Arcade Gacha Event to bring a sort of epic composition. I had entertained doing some kind of circus type session a while back but it was just difficult to pull the pieces together until just recently and when they did, I jumped on it!

Swallow has released or I could say re-released for their Skin Fair exclusive a skin based off of Jared Leto’s portrayal of The Joker from the Suicide Squad film. They had created one before this but it was only for the TMP brand mesh heads. This time it is for the CATWA line of mesh and bento heads. I can tell you that they’ve gone back and improved their original creation and it looks even more realistic. It’s really fantastic being a fan of the character and of the movie.

While you may be thinking…this photo has Catwoman in it and she was not even remotely a part of Suicide Squad. You would be right about that, however, she is an integral part of DC Comic’s and Batman’s “Rogue’s Gallery” so I thought I might combine the two after seeing S&P release the “Cat Lady” Gacha at the current round of The Arcade, which I wanted to give coverage to. Normally I have a love/hate relationship with these machines but the ironic thing is I wasn’t playing this one for me mostly and managed to pull the RARE items that made up the original “Cat” outfit. I was luckily able to get my assistant, Bianca, to throw it on and do the photo shoot with me.

I feel like it turned out nicely and what the vision in my head originally saw.

The outfit I am wearing is one of two Marketplace finds for this week; while I may not have one every week I like to try and find something to send my readers off to the MP to see what they can find if it isn’t the item I am featuring. [Phunk] made a Joker resembling costume/outfit that appeared in the middle part of the film. I think it is nicely detailed and normally I have reservations about wearing Standard Sizing with the Gianni body, this fit nicely with a little tuning of the alpha cuts. What you see is the purple crocadile trenchcoat and Arkham Asylum sweatpants, also included in the package is his cane that he uses. Kudos to [Phunk] for making a rather accurate product.

Also from The Arcade is the “Circus Rot” Two-Top Tent and Yoyo, who I affectionately refer to as the RARE “Unicycle Clown”. Remarkable Oblivion never disappoints with some of their array of creepy mesh items. If you haven’t been to The Arcade and this is your sort of thing…I urge you not to hesitate and get there before the end of the month before the round ends.

I’ve featured a bonanza of Gacha items in this post, another Circus themed machine located at the March round of The Chapter Four is made by The Silas Gallery. The “Le-Petit Cirque” set features some rather unique circus characters ranging from different types of clowns, mimes, animals, ballons, and more. I chose to use the “Clown” and “Pierrot” who is a mime to join my featured villains in this insane little project.

Lastly, my second Marketplace feature is the “Than Shoot Me” pose set from Vetrovian Sin. It has ties to a scene that can be found on the director’s cut of “Suicide Squad” and to which I gave a creative license with. It has a full scene included but I just needed the poses and the handgun to complete my vision.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this entry as much as I did creating it. Now that you know the in-depth details I am going to leave you with the credits and taxis to get to these really awesome events and stores. I’ll be back again with another installment but until then, stay stylish fellas and also you felines! 🙂


THE CLOWN

HAIR[taketomi] Joker – Nurie
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Tikal ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ ^^Swallow^^ Jok3r Suicide Skin Catwa ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO^^Swallow^^ Jok3r Suicide Tattoo Update 0.1

OUTFIT⊱ [Phunk] Joker Outfit ♯ Marketplace

TENT⊱ RO – Circus Rot – Two Top Tent † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
BALLOONS⊱ RO – Circus Rot – Balloon Party † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

HEATHEN⊱ RO – Circus Rot – Yoyo RARE † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
HEATHEN⊱ The Silas Gallery – Le Petit Cirque – 7 – Clown † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
HEATHEN⊱ The Silas Gallery – Le Petit Cirque – 9 – Pierrot † @ The Chapter Four


THE CAT

HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes (Green)
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

BODYSUIT⊱ S&P Cat Lady Catsuit Lara Black RARE † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
BOOTS⊱ S&P Cat Lady Boots Lara Black RARE † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

MASK⊱ S&P Cat Lady Mask Black RARE † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
GLOVES⊱ S&P Cat Lady Gloves Lara Black RARE † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
CLAWS⊱ S&P Cat Lady Claws Black † ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

Gacha Prize


Vetrovian Sin – Than Shoot Me ♯ Marketplace

[#142] If You Were Dead Or Still Alive…

142_01

“Just go and leave this all behind
‘Cause I swear
I don’t care…”

TheLook_TCK

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Adam T2 Standard Skin {@Shiny Shabby} +NEW+
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
EARS: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 11 Brown {@The Ross Fair} +NEW+
HAIR: Wolf[Fram] The Jaix Style Hair {@TMD} +NEW+
FACIAL HAIR: Clef de Peau – Beard 4 Brown

SHIRT: Modulus – Beat T White {@TMD} +NEW+
PANTS: Modulus – Criolo Pants Mottled {@Mesh Body Addicts Fair} +NEW+
SANDALS: ..::ILLI::.. Krasus Sandals – Deluxe

RING: ^^Swallow^^ Lily Ring

POSE: HISpose – HISemoSITs (01) {@Marketplace}

TheInfluence_TCK

I Don’t Care” – Apocalyptica (feat. Adam Gontier) {Listen/View}