[#605] I Wanna Be Sedated

 

Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothin’ to do and nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

The Ramones, ♫I Wanna Be Sedated♫

 

It is that time again guys and gals for makeovers galore all in part to Skin Fair 2019! A cornucopia of new mesh heads, skins, make-ups, shapes, tattoos and accessories galore all so that you can upgrade your existing look or completely give yourself a new one. Some of us would love for that to be as easy in the real world but it doesn’t work that way unfortunately which is why it is so much fun to be able to do it virtually through the Second Life platform.

Batten down the hatches and bare with me as this post is very information heavy with quite a few pictures . This is my second post for the event (the first was pre-opening) so I have visual maps of the layout for all of you to click on and get an idea where you want to go before you even land. Just keep in mind that the first day or so will be pretty traffic heavy so if you don’t get in right this minute these items will not be going anywhere.

The event lasts until the 24th of March which gives everyone plenty of time to do their thing.

Vendetta is participating in this years fair and I am familiar with them for some of their releases from The Men Jail as well as Hipster Men’s Event. “Adrian” is one of three exclusives and has been created for LeLutka branded heads (Andrea and Guy respectively). The tones as you will see in the chart that I am going to post below are more golden in nature (think various tans). The face is mature yet still youthful and can be given a beard treatment to look a bit older if desired.

A shape is included in the package but if you are first giving this brand a try, the body skins are sold separately at their in-world location which I will also provide a taxi for you in the style portion of the blog; if you are curious as to which tone that I am wearing I can tell you that I have on Tone 4.

Vendetta – Adrian Skin

  • Created for LeLutka brand heads
  • Shape included
  • 3 tones to choose from (04-05-06)
  • Body appliers sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

For someone who has an affinity for body ink, Skin Fair is going to be a treasure trove for me with many designers releasing tattoos as part of their exclusives or if they are only tat creators then all of their exclusives will be body modifications. Carol G., one of the fair’s proud sponsors has released this nifty (yes I’m old school so I can say stuff like that) tattoo called “Insight”.

It comes in two versions (Black+White and Color) with 4 different pigments (Dark to Light). Looking at this tattoo closely you’ll be able to make out some familiar icons from pop culture fame (Hint: look on the back!)  This is my first go round with Carol G. even though I am familiar with the name through various events but that is one of the great things about being a blogger for an event is that you can sample stores you may not have considered before.

I’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on the releases from this store, highly impressed with this tattoo for sure. This is one I’d recommend so now you know!

Carol G. – Insight Tattoo

  • Applier HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, SLink and TMP mesh bodies
  • Two versions (Black+White and Color / Sold separately)
  • 4 different pigments in HUD (Dark to light)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

As promised, here are the Skin Fair 2019 sim maps so you can begin to plan your mad shopping sprees. Enjoy everything that Skin Fair has to offer and be sure to come back as well to see what I’ll be featuring next from the event!

Transitioning from Skin Fair to another event just opening today is The Men Jail, where I am wearing a hair from L&E called “Helton” in Black (Blonde and Brown packs are also available). Style wise I would say it reminds me a bit of a modern mohawk and that prompted me to go the punk rock route with my soundtrack choice for this blog (in start contrast to last blogs dabble into Country).

The Ramones were pioneers of the punk rock scene and have inspired many artists that have come after them and newer artists are being influenced by their music as I write this. To find a hair that reflects this type of music is something I feel is important to the overall theme of the blog entry.

Now that you are aware (which you probably already were anyway) that there are new events open (Collabor88 has also opened today as well but I don’t have anything to blog from that but it is a point of interest) there’s no excuse to why you can’t start off your weekend with a little retail therapy and become a brand new you or find a new outfit or accessories.

On that note I am going to turn you over to the much anticipated stylings of this blog entry and take a bit of a breath and gear up for the next exciting entry for me as I navigate through the wonders of Skin Fair and other events/items within my grasp. I can already assure you in the posts to come there will be some different things from me.

See you around the corner everyone!

 

I can’t control my fingers
I can’t control my toes
Oh no no no no no

 

POSE: WRONG – Static Male Poses – 24

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Recesss Time – 2012 ✦ Gacha

HAIR: L&E – Helton (Blacks) @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Vendetta – Adrian Skin (Tone 4) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Carol G. – Insight Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)

 

[#604] It’z Just What We Do

 

Hey, we might look a little crazy tonight, hey baby that’s alright,
It’s our backwoods, boondock roots, it’s just what we do.
It’s just what we do.

Florida Georgia Line, ♫It’z Just What We Do♫

 

It’s the anniversary month for me as a blogger and there’s a lot going on for March so I am going to try and keep it rolling as best as I can to make sure I cover a lot of great things from events like Skin Fair, The Men Jail and The Men’s Department to stores like Cold-Ash and Native Urban. The energy I am riding on right now is great and I decided to visit Whimberly to see if I could find a spot for a photo.

I thought it would be fun to kick back and have a few cold ones to celebrate some of the milestones that I’ve accomplished lately as well as the aforementioned anniversary of blogging on my own (most won’t remember that I started blogging as part of a team for a site before I branched out).

The Men Jail opens up for a new round tomorrow and I have utilized a few items that I thought were fun. Since I already crossed off Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night” I needed a different tune so with a scene that screams country I decided to go with one of my faves of the genre, Florida Georgia Line. I’ll be the first to say that Country is not my first choice when it comes to music but there are some really good artists and songs that are within the genre.

The sunglasses I have on are from a new designer/store that I have not heard of before named Ultraman Creations. The “Emperor Glasses” are pretty stylish and my favorite part about them is that they flip up revealing regular lenses. Reminds me a lot of the character of Dwayne Wayne played by Kadeem Hardison on “A Different World” though the style is a little different they still have the flip up action in common. The included HUD gives you the option to choose from 3 metals on the intricate part of the frame and 4 on the outside lenses. There is also a special section for the outside lenses where there are graphics like hearts and x’s as well as “Bad Boy”.

All in all these are a pretty fun pair of shades and it is not something you see a lot on the grid. I applaud the effort of Ultraman Creations and look forward to seeing what other types of products the release in the future and when someone asks about them, I can say I was one of the first to feature them on These Conversations Kill.

The other item I have from TMJ is the “X. Beer Bucket” by X. Store (another new store that I’m just getting acquainted with). While the main function of the bucket is to be worn by the owner (from which beverages can be dispensed to anyone who clicks it), I’ve chosen to use it in a different capacity as a decor function. It also comes with a bottle of brew that has a hand hold animation when worn.

Pretty soon the weather will get nicer and there will be in-world barbecues and this will definitely come in handy for the brew consumers in your circle or family. Give it a closer look when The Men Jail opens tomorrow along with many other offerings this round.

Ultraman Creations – Emperor Sunglasses

  • Original Mesh
  • Texture HUD included
  • 3 metals for frames
  • 4 colors for outside lenses
  • 9 special graphics for outside lenses
  • Resizable through HUD
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

X. Store – X. Beer Bucket

  • Original mesh
  • Wearable beer bucket has built in pose with beverage giving
  • Wearable bottle of beer with built in hold animation
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

I have a new jacket to wear courtesy of Cold-Ash by way of The Men’s Department. Much like the last release the “Ryan Bomber Jacket” comes with an option for a hooded sweatshirt or a regular shirt; considering I wore the hoodie version with the last release even though I love them I have to at least be fair.

With the FATPACK there is 9 different jacket colors with 11 different hoodie colors and 10 shirt colors which makes matching it up with the rest of your wardrobe as easy as can be. I chose to wear the red (or crimson if you prefer) color to go along with the red tint of the lenses on the glasses. I could have gone with blue but I wanted to have some contrast between myself and the night sky in the photo.

One hugely positive thing I can say of Cold-Ash is that while there may not be releases for every event under the sun, the events the store participates in get a high quality item because CA doesn’t take shortcuts or rush things just to make a deadline and that is something I can appreciate as I’m sure everyone out there does as well. With there being several more weeks of the cold going on I am nearly positive this will make another appearance before the weather turns decent.

Cold-Ash – RYAN Bomber Jacket (FatPack)

  • Original mesh
  • 9 jacket colors
  • 11 hoodie colors
  • 10 shirt colors
  • Single versions also for sale
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt+Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Currently at The Men’s Department until 03/30/19

I am going to take this opportunity as I have plenty to blog this month to wrap things up as quick as possible and turn over to the credits. Hopefully if you aren’t able to get out to shop before the weekend that set aside some time to visit some of the latest rounds of events and visit some of your favorite stores as you never know if you’ll stumble upon something new.

Another one is in the books but I’m looking forward to what is next and I sure hope that you all stop back again to see what I might be up to but until then…see ya! P.S. Go visit Whimberly it’s an awesome place for photography!!!

 

Time to get your buzz on and your love on, all night long,
And if you play your hand right, you won’t have to go home alone.

 

LOCATION: Whimberley

POSE: Come Soon Poses – The Club (modified)

BEER: X. Store – X. Bucket Beer @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

GLASSES: Ultraman Creations – Emperor Sunglasses @ The Men JailNEW
JACKET: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – RYAN Bomber Jacket (FatPack) @ TMDNEW
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)

 

[#599] True Colors

I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors

All Time Low, ♫True Colors
Originally Performed by Cyndi Lauper

About a month from now I’ll be celebrating the 5th anniversary of blogging and the 4th of being This Conversation Kills. I’ve been blogging under this banner for so long that most people who know me or what I do don’t know that I started my personal blogging career as “The Saints of Fashion{ation}”. I did so for the first year through the first 100 posts and realized that it wasn’t the identity that was fitting of who I was and am.

With that in mind I’ve transported those first 100 posts in their glory to a new blog location, The Saint of Fashionation. I’m going to be placing it in my blogroll for posterity even though it won’t be active as it is for archival purpose but it’s a great way to see the transition from where I started to where I am now.

Along the way I’ve met some really excellent and helpful bloggers, designers and just general people through social media like Facebook that have been encouraging. I’ve blogged for many great brands some who I have been with for a long time and have built a great partnership with and to me that is a testament of not giving up even when things have been tough.

I should be saving this kind of writing for the next blog which will be my 600th post overall in less than 5 years which for me feels very impressive. Though it’s only just the beginning for me as the virtual world continues to provide me with content to be able to make visual stories that incorporate fashion from both genders as well as accessories like backdrops and decor.

Starting this blog off is the backdrop I am using which is from Paparazzi and is called “Chinese New Year” which most people already know happened already so I’m late to the party. I just love the look and detail of the backdrop and it isn’t so much me celebrating the “Year of The Pig” but just finding something visually appealing to have as my surroundings.

I love how the light comes off of the vases to the left of me (which is the viewers right). That is one of the things I love best about items with materials, they way they react to lighting to give it much more of a dramatic effect and a realistic one at that.

Paparazzi – Chinese New Year Backdrop

  • Original mesh with built in materials
  • Best used with advanced lighting
  • Resizeable by touch
  • Available now at Paparazzi’s in-world location

Swank is an event that has been host to Bakaboo fashions for quite a long time now, it is one of THE events to be able to grab Ocean Blackthorne’s unique creations and is where you can get the latest outfit combination “Robert”. The patterns in this outfit are visually beautiful and made it hard to choose which one that I wanted to wear.

This outfit does come in three separate packages but can also be bought all together with quite a bit of savings. It also has an animated option which if I could get a good video capture of it, would be able to show you just how cool it is but after attempting it several times without success it simply wasn’t meant to be.

Stepping out on the grid with such colorful fashions will certainly catch eyes and turn heads. The coat, pants, and shoes have 5 different colorful alternating patterns with the coat even giving you an option to go shirtless or wear a base color (Black, Gray and White) shirt. The shoes themselves also have 3 different choices within the 5 patterns (two different patterns and one mixed of the two).

For anyone who likes having variety as well as unique style will instantly become a fan of Bakaboo because I know I did.

Bakaboo – Robert Outfit

  • Original mesh with built in materials
  • Coat, Pants and Shoes sold in separate packs
  • Entire outift FATPACK also available (Best Value!)
  • Animated version also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Fitted Classic, Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Exclusively at Swank until 02/28/19

True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow

Just when I had thought that I was done with my coverage for The Men Jail this month, I found two more items that worked with this outfit to accessories it to the max. CHEERNO’s “C4 Glasses” are very stylish and the options that come inside the HUD add to what I feel is a pretty cool look as it is. They gave me a feeling that I was styled like say Elton John which I feel is a compliment to one of the world’s best entertainers for the last 4 decades if not more.

In addition to that I have on the “Wilson Hat” by Crystal which is a bucket style hat adorned with an affixed cross that comes in both gold and silver versions. The only thing that I would have liked more from this hat is that it came in a version other than black; I realize that it goes with just about everything it would have just been cooler to have a colorful version to accompany the outfit that I am wearing. This hat reminds me a little bit of something that Prince might have worn as well so with the glasses I’m pooling together a look of two of the coolest and flamboyant musical acts and to me that’s pretty cool.

CHEERNO – C4 Glasses

  • Original mesh
  • Resizeable menu through touch
  • HUD contains 11 style options
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail (02/28/19)

Crystal – Wilson Hat

  • Original mesh
  • Gold and silver cross versions included
  • Can be resized
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail (02/28/19)

In all though I really enjoyed putting a look together that was not my usual type of attire which I will fully give credit to Bakaboo for. Whenever I blog the clothing I feel like I am sharing one of the grids best kept secrets that everyone who doesn’t know about will have the chance for themselves. I encourage you to check out both the Swank and The Men Jail before the end of the month before new products hit for the March edition of each event.

I believe it’s time for me to finish up and leave you all with the style credits so that I can prepare the next look and scene so that I can at least make one more appearance in the already short month of February. Enjoy yourselves until our paths cross once more and hope that your next shopping trip is a good one as a happy closet sometimes makes a happy person (I just made that up I think).

So long for now!


POSE: X.T.C Poses – Franklin

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Chinese New Year

HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
BEARD: Volkstone – Guy Facial Hair @ A+ EventNEW

HAT: Crystal – Wilson Hat @ The Men JailNEW
GLASSES: CHEERNO – C4 Glasses @ The Men JailNEW

COAT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) Robert Coat @ SwankNEW
PANTS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) Robert Pants @ SwankNEW
SHOES: Bakaboo (Store / MP) Robert Shoes @ SwankNEW

[#598] Can You Build My House With Pieces?

Lovin’ what I’m tastin’
Venom on my tongue
Dependent at times
Poisonous vibrations
Help my body run

Twenty One Pilots, ♫Chlorine

Two collaborations back to back? *gasps* It’s not really all that shocking lately considering that some of my most inspired work has come from working with others and on top of that it is a great time. For this blog I wanted to take this pose by MOTIV8 and show just how versatile it can be. Originally designed for a male couple, Brenna and I tested a theory on if we could create a photo using the “Frisk” couples pose and make it our own.

With poses I feel that if it isn’t 100% clear cut and even if it is, there’s ways to make it work outside of the box thus testing my theory that this pose can be utilized by any couples dynamic and look great. So if you’ve been to The Men’s Jail and thought maybe this pose wasn’t for you…now you have a reason to give it a second look and use it for your photography or blogging.

UrbanStreet provided the tattoos I am wearing with their latest for TMJ called “FlorNa”. I’m a fan of roses and floral patterns and the design of this ink is very well done; this time I even wore the fresh (aka dark) version to really show how it stands out and is super colorful. I would like to believe that there are guys out there who are just as into ink as I am so this has the potential to be very popular on the grid even after the event ends.

My style for this blog even includes jewelry by HK Designs, their “Pathways Necklace” adorns my neck and while it comes with a HUD that includes a lot of colors I couldn’t deviate from my love of silver. The colored versions give off a really nice glow feel which is perfect for the club/rave crowd that enjoy accessories and also bringing a little extra attention their way.

The “Cyber Pant” by Rekt rounds out the items I’m featuring from The Men Jail in this post and the lighting in my photo perhaps does not show them off in the best way possible but I can tell you they are very unique as well as give you two different options for wear (a strapless version which is what I am wearing and a pair with straps).

MOTIV8 – Frisk Couples Pose

  • Bento couples pose (Bento viewer required)
  • Adjustable through build menu (for advanced users)
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail (until 02/28/19)

UrbanStreet – FlorNa Tattoo

  • Omega and Signature Applier HUDs
  • 3 opacity types (Light, Medium and Dark)
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail (until 02/28/19)

HK Designs – Pathways Necklace

  • Original mesh
  • Resizable through clicking
  • HUD includes 11 different color options
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail (02/28/19)

Rekt – Cyber Pant

  • Original mesh
  • Strapped and Strapless versions included
  • Fitted for Signature Gianni only
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail (02/28/19)

Modulus is participating in the Belle Event and for this they’ve released the messy “Rory” hairstyle. The first thing I had in mind was to give it some color so that it would pop with the colors of the tattoo as well as fit in with the song I chose for the blog soundtrack. Keeping that in mind, I used the Monotone HUD and the integrated color picker to find a happy medium.

The result of a bleached and chlorinated hair color helps set the tone for a tune that’s been stuck in my head ever since I heard it for the first time. The messy look definitely coincides with the situation in the scene along with the dice and handcuffs that have yet to come into play in the moment. This is definitely a recommended style and could even help you create a bad boy look as I have done.

Modulus – Rory Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated tinting HUDs
  • 40 Color FATPACK option also available
  • Left or right mirrored versions in package
  • Exclusive to the Belle Event (until 03/03/19)

Time for me to hit some honorable mentions that make an appearance in this post starting with the “Urban View” backdrop by Paparazzi. It is a really awesome build that has a night time building scheme to it that really gives an excellent ambience for what I wanted to do with the scene; I can’t heap enough praise on the work that Drew Sunflower does with backdrops and skyboxes which makes me look forward to each and every release.

For the ladies, Brenna is wearing the latest double release from Narcisse that is currently part of the Fetish Fair. The “Beaumont Halter Top” and “Fergie Waspie Skirt” are just the thing to make the lady in your life get the blood pumping in your heart and the adrenaline to rush through your veins. I’m only modestly showing this off in my photo but seeing it for yourself is a must.

The Fetish Fair runs through the 2nd of March.

On that note I have covered just about everything that I can think of that is important to the creation of this scene and I can leave you with the styles for both Brenna and I just in case something inspired you and you want to add something to your closet or photography experience. I also have to say that I’m really enjoying using Black Dragon to take my photographs; my confidence has risen several notches once I began utilizing it and I am getting more comfortable with the settings as well.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and I will be back again soon with more great items from the stores and events that I love.


POSE: MOTIV8 – Frisk @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Urban View Backdrop

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Rory Hair @ Belle EventsNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
BEARD: Volkstone – Guy Facial Hair @ A+ EventNEW
TATTOO: UrbanStreet – FlorNa @ The Men JailNEW

NECKLACE: HK Designs – Pathways Necklace @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: Rekt – Cyber Pant @ The Men JailNEW

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Entwined – Mia
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

TOP: Narcisse – Beaumont Halter @ Fetish FairNEW
SKIRT: Narcisse – Fergie Waspie Skirt @ Fetish FairNEW

[#596] Can’t Wait One Minute More

I need room to breathe I work for the goals that I set
Wasted time it weighs on my mind
You can bet

CIV, ♫Can’t Wait One Minute More

Hello again everyone! It’s been a few since I last posted and that isn’t normal (well normal for this year anyway) but I needed a little time to recharge and get back on track a little bit. I had most of this photo session set up for a few days before I actually settled down to shoot it but I knew that when I did it was going to be kind of a riot.

A little insight into this post is that the pose that I’m using by Image Essentials was actually an odd suggestion in a conversation with the store’s owner, Kay Weston. I don’t even know how it came about as a considerable amount of time has passed since that talk happened but I am pretty sure that it was just suggesting random pose ideas to be helpful and that was a weird one that happened to come to fruition.

“Party Aftermath” is every bit what it sounds like though I’m kind of using it in a different context in my scene but the same basic idea applies. I think in my case it’s more like my virtual self is looking at things like “Man I really gotta go and well the dog’s doing it why can’t I?” One thing I have to say is that I don’t promote public urination because it’s super unsanitary and you never know what you could be bringing home with you by posting up against a brick wall such as I am in this photo.

Moral of the story is…probably don’t try this at home!

Image Essentials – Party Aftermath 1 Pose & Prop

  • Bento compatible pose (must use Bento viewer)
  • Wet pall prop with built in pose
  • 3 different pose positions to choose from
  • Adjustable via clickable menu
  • Exclusive to the Truth or Dare Affair event until 02/28/19

This blog also contains items from The Men Jail event that I really think people might like including the “Jeon Sweatshirt” by ExalteD. Most of the time I’m not a fan of shirts or jackets where I’m not able to see my hands (because the style has hands in pockets and things of that nature) but this shirt changed my mind some with how it is really long and tied at the ends, which is something I used to do all the time in my younger years.

The FATPACK has really great color options (8 in all) which covers the usual core range of colors and not all men care about having tons of colors so I can say that these are definitely fine enough for the casual consumer that wants a choice but doesn’t desire a lot of it. Of course if just getting one color is the most appealing then it’s a good way to go with the single colors that are also for sale.

ExalteD – Jeon Sweatshirt

  • Original mesh
  • FATPACK available with HUD containing 8 colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

Because of the angle of the main photo for the blog it was necessary for me to do a secondary shot that combined more closer looks of other products that cannot be as closely seen. Which brings me to the eyes I am wearing by Gloom which have the designation of the “Insta Collection”, these eyes are very detailed and when taking the close-up that was definitely the case I wanted to make to show you this brand is for real.

There are 8 selectable iris colors in this set that are for sale separately or can be purchased all together in a FATPACK to give you that right color at the right moment you need it. I do not change eyes all that often and I’ll be up front about it because unless it is an item from an event then usually my angles and photos don’t incorporate being that close to my face; if I am going to blog eyes I definitely go for ones that I really like otherwise what’s the point of it?

Gloom – Insta Collection Eyes

  • 8 iris colors via appliers (sold separately and as a FATPACK option)
  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, Genus and Omega
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

Also don’t adjust your eyes! My new ‘do is meant to try to match my top the best it possibly can and I think the Reds HUD that is a part of the “Mike Hair” by Modulus really makes an impression. I feel like the tone that I used within the applier pack really pops with the windlight I played around with to make sure that attention would be not only on the hair but also on the ExalteD sweatshirt.

I love the vibrant tone of this hair and it has that appearance like I could still possibly be drunk and randomly choosing a spot to pee and there happens to maybe be a dog following me and doing what it sees…there’s that possibility too but I’m going to remain tight lipped on that because I can’t reveal all my cards.

Medium type messy hair don’t care!

Modulus – Mike Hair

  • Original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 individual color HUDs + integrated color picker
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirrored options included
  • Exclusive to Equal10 until 03/05/19

The last item I have on my featured list are the “Sobek Sneakers” by Native Urban. These are styled after one of my favorite sneaker brands of all time and I’m not going to properly name them because I don’t want to cause any issues but if you know anything about shoes then you’ll definitely recognize the style. These particular shoes are not exact to the real deal for obvious reasons but they are close and that makes me love them all the same; especially from one of my favorite brands.

I have other versions from other stores that are similar but the one things I can say about these is the absurd amount of customization that goes along with them; there is a way to color just about every single part of the shoe to make them absolutely your favorite sneaker. For longtime fans of Native Urban I know that you won’t be disappointed with these shoes because it doesn’t matter if you are a skater or just someone who likes low tops that are about as classic as they come, you’ll want to sport these out on the grid….I’ve been wearing them for several days already.

Native Urban – Sobek Sneakers

  • Original mesh
  • 15 customizable parts (FATPACK exclusive)
  • 17 colors (FATPACK exclusive)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to TMD until 02/28/19

I have to say this was definitely a longer blog than I intended but it’s been quite a few days since my last one so putting something this big together to kickstart everything was a necessity in my book. I covered a lot of ground from great stores and events which should at least get some of you hopefully out there before the weekend ends or at the start of the week.

On that note though I think it is definitely time to wrap this up and post it up so I can do a little promoting and also begin work on the next look and scene which I’ve yet to determine but I’ve slowly started to work on it. I’ll leave you all with the style info and perhaps I’ll run into you at Man Cave which just started today and I’ve seen some things that could have lots of potential.

Catch you all again very soon!


POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Party Afthermath 1 @ Truth or Dare AffairNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Mike Hair @ Equal10NEW
EYES: Gloom – Insta Collection @ The Men Jail
SKIN: Session Skins – Damien @ Equal10NEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

SWEATSHIRT: Exalted – Jeon Sweatshirt @ The Men JailNEW
SWEATPANTS: I<3F & Co. – Cornelius
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) Sobek Sneakers @ TMDNEW

[#594] No Matter What

And everybody said that we would never last,
And if they saw us now I bet they’d take it back
It doesn’t matter what we do or what we say
‘Cause nothing matters anyway!

Papa Roach, ♫No Matter What

My last blog was a bit on the heavy side and to maintain the balance, I chose to do something upbeat and also because I really wanted to show off this pose by Mouni Poses that is one of the many couples poses at the Valentine’s Pop Up that still has 4 days left before it closes down. That means if you’re planning to do some kind of sweet and romantic pose with your significant other then don’t wait until the last minute and be a sad bum because you’ve forgotten.

“Shallow” is the name of the pose and maybe I’m not reading into the overall look of the pose but I don’t find anything shallow about it. To me it is just a couple sitting together with him gazing at her in a very sweet way (but that could just be the way I see it?) However, there may be a little disinterest on Brenna’s part maybe because chocolate and animals tend to overrule male attention but I still don’t feel that it is shallow but still a wonderful pose.

Mouni Poses – Shallow Couples Pose

  • Bento couples pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Poseballs adjustable via build/edit mode
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair’s Valetine’s Pop Up until 02/14/19

At this months round of The Men Jail, you can get this outfit by Gild called “Lazy Pants Combinaison” which is a complete mesh outfit of a sleeveless shirt with long rolled up pants that I purposely wore in Black and Pink to go with the Valentine’s Theme that it seems to be going on. Each pants color comes with a version with a black shirt or a white shirt giving you the option to choose what you like best.

I am a fan of this outfit because of the fact that it is loose fitting and not binding to the body; it adds to the overall look of comfort while still being very stylish. Gild is one of those brands that I seek out when they are at an event because I know that there will be several good options and the clothing is of high quality without making me have to decide between their item and another because usually I can get both.

Gild – Lazy Pants Combinaison

  • Original mesh
  • 4 pants colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • FATPACK is also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 02/28/19

For the second straight blog I’m wearing the “Troy Hair” from Modulus and I can hear some of my friends saying something about me actually wearing something twice in a row but I’m wearing the hair because I like it and in this look I kind of feel like I might be a Troy so it works out well. Also to be fair in the last photo I did it wasn’t easy at all to see the hair with the lighting and darkness of the pool so I wanted to give a better look (with a shot taken in daylight).

Considering that I did just blog this hair, I’m not going to list features because it’s already a part of the one before. Moving to those of you ladies that may browse this site for your guy or see something that Brenna might be wearing (like the romper and hair accessory she’s wearing in this post), you’ll know that Collabor88 or just C88 for most people (abbreviations are the thing these days). Also the valentine’s Pomeranian by Black Bantam is also at the event and I have a feeling that it is likely a top seller there as animal makers such as them and Jian create such realistic looking pet decor.

On that note, I’m going to wrap this up and get it sent out because I’m working with a deadline of sorts and I’d like not to go past it, however, before I do go I have to say that working with the Black Dragon viewer so far has been an experience but it’s been rather pleasant so far. I feel that it gives my photos a little extra from what I have noticed and others have also. I always want to make sure that my photos are reflective of what I see in my head and I believe that the more comfortable I get with Black Dragon, I can achieve that.

The weekend is about over now so it’s back to the grind but I wish everyone a productive and hopefully enjoyable week. I’ll be posting as much as I can if the spirit moves me and the creativity does as well. There are a few ideas I’d like to get out of my brain this week if possible before I end up forgetting them (would be a shame to waste something I feel is a good idea).

Until the next blog, be well and take care of you and yours and maybe try sometime new that you’ve been wanting to do but have hesitated. Good things may come of it and you’ll wonder what took you so long.


POSE: Mouni Poses – Shallow @ Pose Fair Valentine Pop UpNEW

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Troy Hair @ TMDNEW

OUTFIT: Gild – Lazy Pants Combinaison (Pink/B) @ The Men JailNEW

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: DOUX – Lolli
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

HEADBAND: Mossu – Fleur Wreath @ Collabor88NEW
ROMPER: SCANDALIZE – Christy @ Collab0r88NEW
SHOES: REIGN – Anaiya Boots

[#591] Two Is Better Than One

I remember what you wore on the first day
You came into my life and I thought hey
You know, this could be something

Boys Like Girls (feat. Taylor Swift), ♫Two Is Better Than One

In just a couple days Pose Fair will grace all of us photographers with a little something called the “Valentine Pop-Up” round. For one week all of you that enjoy taking photos that specialize in love and couples will be greeted with new items from all the brands you know and love and of course the store you may have not been introduced to.

The concept of Valentine’s Day varies from person to person. There are the people who are all about it and inundate their special someone with chocolate, candy and flowers while on the other end there are those who despise the thought of relationships because of negative experiences. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum in my life and honestly I prefer to be somewhere right in the middle leaning towards glorifying it.

In the previous years of being a blogger I was not much for blogging couples poses because there wasn’t much of an opportunity to do it nor was I in a relationship where the person I was with had the interest to do it or didn’t have the time. My excuse for it was that I considered myself just a male blogger even though I did want to branch out to do other things when I had access to them. It’s been much easier with having Brenna in my life because she’s willing to help me when I need to in whatever way that I ask but I try not to overdo my requests. We did a lot of work for the January edition of Pose Fair and I can’t thank her enough for that.

With the Valentine’s Pop Up starting I wanted to do something a little different and I found that in the Space Cadet “Anyone Else” pose. It’s not your typical romantic pose and added a fun element to the mix. The element of surprise wrapped up in a game of “guess who” all rolled into one still makes for what I consider a sweet and special moment.

Space Cadet is a store that I’ve kept my eye on since my introduction to them in January. I really loved the “Teen Spirit” pose set and the very second I saw the promotional ad for this pose I had to make sure that I blogged it. I really can’t say enough good things about the poses I have experience with and even scrolling Jane’s (Space Cadet’s owner) Flickr feed there are many other poses that I wouldn’t mind looking into. As much as I love stores that have name recognition, I also like to show appreciation for other stores who work just as hard but are newer to the grid.

Space Cadet – Anyone Else Couples Pose

  • Bento couples pose
  • Unlinked poses that can be edited to adjust height
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair’s Valentines Pop Up round starting Feb. 07th

The Men Jail is also about to open up for its February round and I’m stoked to be showing you my newest facial hair by REBIRTH. The “Jekyll” beard is essentially a combination of a few different styles wrapped up into one. The style I consider it to be most like is what quite a few people (myself included) call the “Lemmy” named after Motorhead vocalist, the last Lemmy Kilmister. I think that the pose softens the look a little because without my eyes being covered I have an angry disposition but I know that I’m definitely not mad.

The beard comes in two parts so you can leave off the sideburns and rock a “Fu Manchu” and it may not be good to associate with Hulk Hogan these days but he’s the most notable person in pop culture that I can think of who has this type of facial hair. The beard also is accompanied by an omega applier to fill in spots on the face and give a small goatee to add extra flair.

REBIRTH – Jekyll Beard

  • Original mesh
  • 4 different colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • Omega applier for fill in areas of facial hair
  • Coming to The Men Jail Feb. 8th!

The A+ Event still has just over a week to go before it’s inaugural round ends and there’s still time to shop and while there, gentleman, you can take a look at Modulus’ “Don Hair” at the event. It’s a slicked back short style that is best used with a hairbase with shaved sides to give it the best look. When I had long enough hair (I keep it very short these days in the real world) I would often have my hair combed back this way with a little product because of my annoyance of hair being in my face.

Unlike a lot of the styles Modulus has released lately this does not feature any mirrored versions as it does not call for it. It’s a great style that works well for guys who may not favor longer styles.

Modulus – Don Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 hair tone packs with integrated color tinting HUDs
  • 40 tone FATPACK also for sale
  • Exclusive to the A+ Event until 02/16/19

Brenna did a little bit of shopping herself at FaMESHed and came home with the top she has on that is made by VIbing and is named “Neesi”. On her trip she also stopped by Magika and picked up their newest hair release “Thea”. That hair suits her very well and looks great on her but I’ll be considered biased all things considered but it’s just the honest truth.

My outfit (what is viewable in the photo) is all items from my closet and not new or an event exclusive. I really love the collabs that Hermony and Tonktastic do and I am still pretty much in cold weather mode and will be until the season starts to change where Brenna and I live. I don’t see that happening anytime in the foreseeable future which tells me a lot of long sleeved outfits or jackets as part of my style and that’s alright too.

It’s been a few days since my last post so I’m going to wrap this up and leave all of you with both our stylings and possibly make it a shopping date. We go on them sometimes so I know that it is a thing for couples to do when new and exciting items hit events and stores.

It has been wonderful sharing with you as always and I’ll be back again with more fun things so sit tight until then and keep your eyes peeled here. Be kind, be amazing and be yourself…that’s all that you can do!

Kindest regards,

Brennan


POSE: Space Cadet – Anyone Else @ Pose Fair Valentine Pop UpNEW

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Don @ A+ EventNEW
BEARD: Rebirth – Beard Jekyll (Greyscale) @ The Men JailNEW

SWEATER: Tonktastic + Hermony – Crewneck Sweater

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Magika – Thea ✦ NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
SKIN: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Vibing – Neesi @ FaMESHedNEW
JEANS: Blueberry – Tali
SHOES: REIGN – Arianna Sneakers