[#485] I Hope You’re Somewhere Praying

I hope you’re somewhere praying, praying
I hope your soul is changing, changing
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, praying

Kesha, ♫Praying

Recently I was given a name and a taxi to a location by a friend who had used it in one of their photos because I wanted to see what I could do with it myself. That’s one of the great things about photographers, they can come up with their own vision using something that might have already been photographed but done in a different way.

2elwe is an interesting location and very good for mood; it’s what I would consider to be post-apocalyptic based on the fact that it is desolate and rainy. When I roamed around and found my exact spot. The direction I thought I could take this was maybe a bit of a prequel/sequel to my blog entry “After The Storm” with the rain being so far away. A way to look at it is the story could go from being in the middle of the storm and traveling to finally get out of it.

The last time I posted I shared that I have become a partner with the Native Urban brand, which I am happy to be a part of their blogging family. There are so many great and different styles of clothing and accessories to choose from and the quality is excellent. I remember the first time that I encountered products from them was at the SWANK event. I stopped right away when I came to their booth and knew that I had never seen them before but I liked what I saw and instantly made a purchase.

For my first blog post to feature them as a blogger for their brand, I am wearing the limited edition version of the Anjuna Sweater from the Limit8 event. I really love the style of this product and I’m going to refer to it as a hoodie because that’s what it is to me. I’m wearing the Belleza Jake version which comes in two different “sizes”. There is a version with a more open hood for people who want to wear hair with it and a closer version like I have on for those who choose not to. One of the things I like best is the varying lengths of the sleeves as most items you see are always the same length which makes this a bit more unique in design. For non Belleza body owners this also comes with sizes for Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.

Only 100 copies of this are being sold and it is still available but you need to act fast because once they are gone, they are gone forever. The Limit8 event runs until the 13th of May but you may not want to wait until the last minute because this great item will be gone.

Given the location I was photographing at and the main item of my look was the Anjuna Sweater, I figured that I would go with a bit of an urban look mixed with a bit of nerd (I’m all about fusion…well maybe). Jeans are always something I’m looking at when I am out shopping and there are always a lot of different options and styles of denim that make it hard to decline.

During the April round of The Men’s Department I grabbed the FATPACK of the “Loose Straight” jeans by ::K:: (by Kitt Ragu). I love the look of these and having the option of wearing (or not wearing) a belt is a cool option. A lot of the times with jeans you don’t get a choice of being able to add or subtract the belt and it is harder to pair it with things for fear of clipping into one another (which is a pain as I’m sure anyone who has ever been a blogger/photographer can attest to). The FATPACK includes 6 different denim colors that fit Belleza, Signature (Geralt & Gianni versions) and also SLink Physique mesh bodies.

You can pick these up at the mainstore and if you are a jeans collector like myself, you’ll want to go take a look at these.

As I wrap this up I have some really good ideas (or what I think to be at least) for some photos in the next little while so stay tuned for cool fashion, hair, and poses from my favorite brands such Cold-Ash, Native Urban, Modulus and Image Essentials. Also throw some things in from events like Kustom9, Men Only Monthly, and The Men’s Dept (which opens Saturday the 5th!).

Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ 2elwe


HAIRBASE: Labyrinth – ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ Previously Blogged
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

GLASSES: BALACLAVA! – Kip Glasses (Black)
HOODIE: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Anjuna Sweater L8 Special ✦ NEW @ Limit8 (Apr 08May 13)
JEANS: K – Loose Straight Jeans – Medium
SHOES: {COLD-ASH} – VALKYRIE SNEAKERS FATPACK

POSE: WRONG & The Owl – Male

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[#472] I Will Be There Once More…

You don’t have to stray
Two oceans away
Waves roll in my thoughts

Pearl Jam, ♫Oceans

Whenever I come across a Fisherman’s beanie (whether it be one with or without hair included) I feel that my scenes should have something to do with water and boats and or both. So after I received the Kenny hair from Modulus my first thought would be to find a location with those things in mind. Fortunate enough for me as I was looking at one of my resources for locations to potentially take photos at I instantly saw Erebos Harbor and I took a cab there.

Shortly after I started to explore and walk around, I found the perfect location. There was a dock with several boats and a great view of the ocean and that to me felt like a winner. After getting set up and getting everything just right (in my eyes anyway) I went to work and from that this photo came to pass.


Lighting is something I struggle with at times and half of the time getting things to look how I think they should (or want them to). With this pic I do feel like all the conditions were right and I was satisfied with the outcome and I do hope it shows to anyone taking a look as well.

At the beginning of the post I mentioned the Kenny hair by Modulus, which is available right now at Shiny Shabby (openened on the 20th). It’s a well made fisherman’s beanie with a fringe of hair coming out of the front and a little bit on the sides. I’ve been going with brown hair lately mainly because mine is that color in the real world. The hair comes in 5 color packs each with an integrated tinting HUD which also serves to help change the fabric color of the beanie (6 different shades).

If I were to do anything different about my look I would have given myself more facial hair, maybe more of a fisherman’s beard to go along with the beanie but it still turned out as a good look that works for me. Focusing on different angles and more singular products feels like it has been working out better for me since I started doing things a little bit differently


Recently I’ve just been posting one primary picture on the blog and not doing more than one but because I enjoyed the scenery around me at Erebos Harbor, I thought I would capture myself from another angle and get more of the water, and with the type of ambience I had really just gave me that feeling that I made the right choice by deciding to come here.

You’ll also notice that I’m wearing the Fugitive Flannel from Razor that I picked up while I was browsing The Clique event when I was there. Actually there were a few things I grabbed but whether I get around to blogging them while the event is running is yet to be seen. A lot of irons in the fire going on right now and I definitely do not want to burn myself out or not think of it as being fun. That is one of the sure signs and death knell’s of a blogger.

A few more details about the Flannel are that it comes fitted for Belleza male bodies but also has fits for several women’s bodies and it is made so that it is loose fitting to avoid anything poking through that might do so. I am wearing the blue version but it also comes in both black and yellow just in case blue is not a color you tend to wear a lot. I wear a lot of things that are usually black so it was down to blue or yellow for me and while yellow would have been fun, I think when the idea for this photo was formulating blue was the best choice.

Recently I found out that myself and 19 others (Lucky was also included in the 20 woohoo) were selected as the official bloggers for Pose Fair for 2018. I couldn’t be more excited as I’ve been going to the event for longer than I can remember as a consumer and this year I will be a part of it as a blogger. This is one achievement that I honestly never expected but I am going to make the very best of it. For the other official bloggers, congrats on your being selected as well I know some great work is going to come out of this all around.

The event starts April 1st and runs through the 30th so you have a whole entire month to check out all the goods that will be showcased to help you aid you in your creative blogging and photography. I have seen a lot of the designers that are apart of this and there are well known stores and there are some that you may not be familiar with and I hope to help bridge that as well.

It’s once again that time for me to wrap this up and look towards the future (as now I have plenty to plan for). We’ll see what tomorrow brings and I hope that I can get those creative brain waves going on whatever and wherever I am lead to. If there’s anything you might have a question about feel free to contact me through social media which you can find the access to on the right sidebar of the page or in the about me section.

Until then onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Erebos Harbor


HAIR: Modulus – Kenny Hair ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Nivaro – Rugged ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Razor – Fugitive Flannel – Blue ✦ NEW @ The Clique

POSE: WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #12

[#467] Closing Time

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
Closing time
This room won’t be open ’til your brothers or your sisters come

Semisonic, ♫Closing Time

Today 7 out of 10 Americans are likely out celebrating the holiday of St. Patricks Day, now while the day has different meanings to different people it usually gets associated with people drinking to the point of collapse (but not in all cases). Enjoying libations in a responsible way and hanging out with leprechauns sounds like an ideal time.

Several different songs came to mind when I was piecing things together ranging from George Thorogood to Dropkick Murphy’s but my mind steered me towards something different and it happened to be a pretty popular tune in the 90’s so I decided to hitch my wagons to it. Many a karoake machine is probably filled with this song which makes it that much better of a choice. It’s probably certain that you’ve sung it at some point in your life.


This is the third post I’ve done with coverage for Skin Fair, along with featuring the CATWA “Skell” mesh head that is an exclusive to the event I am also wearing an exclusive skin named “Dash” by Go&See. I really like how to two pair together, I think that I kind of have that Irish look about me that I was going for when I started putting the look together; if I wasn’t featuring a new hair I probably would have accessorized with a flatcap for added style.

“Dash” as I said is an exclusive and comes in Goth, Pale, Summer, Tan and Dark Tan with head appliers for both CATWA products and Omega enabled mesh heads as well. This may not have been mentioned in the previous blog I featured the “Danny” skin in but Go&See has also released newer body appliers to go along with these skins and can be purchased at Skin Fair as well as in store. I am also going to make an amendment to what I wrote in about the “Danny” shape in the previous post as well. It is sold separately as is the shape for “Dash” but you will be able to grab them up at the Fair while you are there.

This time I wore my own personal shape but I feel it doesn’t alter the face or skin at all and you can also see what it looks like with my Nivaro “Rugged” beard that seems to be becoming a regular addition to my look.


The Men’s Deparment is about halfway through the March round and I’m showing off this really cool hair named “Matt”. It’s a nice little short side swept hair that you can wear a shaved hairbase to give it a closely cropped look or just wear a normal one to make it look natural and not shaved. This is the first time I’m actually wearing a shade from the “Reds” color pack. Of course you have the option to purchase the 5 color packs (Blonds, Browns, Monochromes, Reds and Vibrants) or get all of them together in a FATPACK which saves you some dough. I’ve talked about the color HUDs have a color picker so that you can actually change your hair to a shade that isn’t in any of the packs which really gives you more than 25 options. Lots of choice and a great quality product as I’ve come to experience from Modulus.

Spring has not yet set in yet in most places so I thought it would work out well for me to use the “Chesterfield Coat” by ::K:: to keep my avatar comfortable as he heads out the door as the bar starts closing up. I really like longer coats and the add-on scarf is a great touch which you can change the color/pattern of with it’s included HUD. It fits great and and it’s one of those things that I never have to worry about when I see something that’s been made by Kitt Ragu. The Chesterfield Coat fits anyone with a Belleza, Signature (Gianni) or SLink mesh body. Take a cab from the credits below to give it a closer look!

What is a St. Patrick’s Day photo without a bar setting? This super backdrop is from Paparazzi, who I have featured on more than one occasion and for a very good reason. The quality of the work in the mesh and textures help any photographer/blogger get the results they are looking for and it’s not going to zap their wallets (or purses for the gals).

A week ago for Fifty Linden Friday I went to Commoner and picked up this “Pint of Pilsner” which comes in the green version I’m using and also an amber version. I purchased them both knowing that at some point I’d be able to use them for something and it must have been foresight that I picked up the green one because it occurred to me while I was setting up that I had this and made sure I included it into the shot.

I also have to give a shout out to WRONG & The Owl for another cool pose collaboration. I remember the #10 pose set being at Men Only Monthly for the Dec/Jan round and wasn’t sure what I might need it for but the ad for it depicts a wine flute but alcohol is alcohol so I switched it out for some beer without any issues.

That just about wraps up another blog entry for me but keep your eyes peeled for my final coverage of Skin Fair and some of the other events that are starting up or have started up recently (Kustom9 and Men Only Monthly among others). Have a safe evening and rest of the week and and maybe I’ll see you out and about!

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Matt Hair (Reds) ✦ NEW @ TMD
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See – Dash ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: ::K:: Semi Chesterfield Coat – Khaki

GLASS: [Commoner] Pint of Pilsner / Emerald
BACKDROP: Paparazzi – BACKDROP – Alley Bar – Blues

POSE: WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #10

[#464] Sharp Dressed Man

Top coat, top hat,
I don’t worry ’cause my wallet’s fat.
Black shades, white gloves,
Lookin’ sharp and lookin’ for love.

Sharp Dressed Man♫ – ZZ Top

This blog entry would be more appropriately titled “Sharp Dressed Men” considering I happen to be collaborating with a long time friend of mine who I’m finally getting the chance to work with. It is my first time collaborating with Lucky Spiritor in this medium but after some time away he’s back and ready to do some great visual work and I truly believe that (or I wouldn’t be saying it).

I feel very fortunate to be working with him and I know that this won’t be the last time we’ll be putting our heads together to work on photos; and you can check out his version at his website, LuckySpiritor.com.


Very recently I was invited to be a member of the Bakaboo clothing brand by the owner/creator himself, Ocean Blackthorne. I’ve had interactions with him through social media and have found him to be a really cool person and one I enjoy talking to so I was very honored to be asked to join the brand. I am joining Lucky as we are both a part of the team and the latest release “Baka Couture Tuxedo 2” which you can find right now at the Swank event is what inspired us to do this for our first collaboration together.

To say a little bit more about the Bakaboo brand itself if I were asked about it, I would say that it is a unique brand with lots of different patterns and very colorful attire. That is what drew me to them in previous blog posts that I have done because I like things that are not your usual suit or basic shirts and jean outfits (even though I love those too). As an ambassador for this brand I will make sure I do my very best to represent it the best that I can.

Lucky and I played off of one another as the suit comes in 3 different styles: Aaron (which is white with back embellishments), Markski (which is black with white embellishments) and Ocean (which is a blue base with color embellishments). It comes in separate pieces that include shoes with socks, pants, and jacket/shirt as well as bow tie accessory. The suit fits standard sizing fits (XS-XL) but works well with both the Belleza (what I’m wearing) and SLink (what Lucky is wearing).

Skin Fair has been pretty good to me this year as two of my brand partners are participating with creations and I found myself trying out and eventually buying the newest male CATWA head, Skell. I feel like it has a very European feel to it with some very nice features that made my primary skin by LV Designs look just as good as the Daniel head does; I’ll certainly be playing around with it more (and growing my eyebrows back!)

Men Only Monthly is the event that you can pick up the “Dandy” pose by WRONG & The Owl. When we started to plan for this shoot I knew this was definitely the right fit for the idea we were going to eventually go with and I’ve really been enjoying the work that these two brands do together as well as individually. It’s great that there is parity between pose creators because you can find just about anything for what you come up with in your head.

For this entry I decided to just stick with one shot just to test some things and try to do something a little different (much like I did with my face and hair). It’s not very often that I go browless for a look but I thought that with a unique outfit I should change it up some. That is also why I decided to go back to one of my more interesting hairstyles as well, which happens to be the “Jason” hair by the Yuth brand. I have the blacks pack so I decided to go with a grayer/white hair that is not my usual style either.

After conferring with a few different people I think that I could try some different things because I tend to fall into habits and it’s not something I want to be associate with or fall into being a “one trick pony” as it could be referred to as. I hope that this page shows some different looks and focus more on just a few products then trying to throw a million things together at once just because it’s easier to do.

We’ll see how it all goes but I am very appreciate of the support that I’ve been receiving lately (it means a great deal to me). Alas it is time to wrap this one up so I can get back to the planning stages for what might come next as I do have some ideas and things I want to try out. My credits are going to be listed below but if you’re interested in anything that Lucky might be utilizing, check out his site at LuckySpiritor.com for all his details/credits.

Onto the next conversation…


 

HAIR: Yuth – Jason (BLK)
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

COMPLETE SUIT: Bakaboo – Baka Couture Tuxedo 2 (Aaron) ✦ NEW @ Swank

DESK SET: (epia) – Executive’s Desk Set

POSE: WRONG & The Owl. Dandy ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly

[#458] Into The Fire

I’m a paranoid, sycophant
Masochistic dilettante…
Narcissistic elephant in the room
I’m the end of the world
Thinning the herd
The all around outta my mind, fucking absurd
I am gone
I am gone

Into The Fire♫ – Asking Alexandria

Coming up with inspirations for blog posts can take many shapes and forms. It could be an idea that you might have seen in a movie or perhaps a music video…it can even come from a song itself where the words have clung themselves to you like an octopus to a sea faring vessel. That is the case with this particular blog post, it is kind of two parts as to how I decided to put this together.

When I first heard the song “Into The Fire” I thought it was really one of those hard rocking, get your blood pumping tunes that you could certainly throw onto a playlist as you worked out, power walked, or even amped yourself up for playing a game with or against friends online. Any or all of those things would be plausible because this song can get into your adrenaline as it did mine.

I stumbled across the video that was done for it on YouTube and it was patterned a lot after Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics and movies that bare the same name. Very noir graphic novel type action mixed in with video of the band playing their instruments. As much as I like the noir feel of that part of the video I didn’t really want to go quite to that Frank Miller type place so I figured maybe I could put my spin on standing on a white pillar surrounded by other white pillars of different sizes with some of them burning.


I kept my look super simple and most of it were just things I had blogged before that I knew might work for the look combined with a few new things that I had not blogged before that were waiting to find their way onto the page so others could take a look at them.

New rounds of events are going to be starting in a few days so there are likely going to be things from the events that opened in the last half of February combined with these new events starting at the beginning of March. I have plenty of ideas kicking in my head that I want to transfer onto digital art and this blog and I am really hoping that I’ll be able to up my postings for the month of March. I’m getting really close to my anniversary of when this blog went from being a thought to becoming a reality.


The Shop Your Heart Out event may be over but one of the goodies I found there found it’s way into this look. As much as I wanted to get it put into a look before the event ended some things came at me this past week (along with the unfortunate grid attacks that made it tough to do anything other than stand stationary for a day or two). Those setbacks aside the above photo gives you a great up close look at the “Boy Next Door” hair from Exile that was at the event and will be at their store soon if it isn’t right this minute. I purchased the Naturals pack with the feeling that I wasn’t going to wear anything but basic colors with this hair (your normal black, blonde, brown, and if the mood really struck me red). I made sure that I wore the Exile hairbase which you can also purchase at the store (and you’ll have a taxi to take you there down in the credits).

The rest of my face, beard, skin, and body are all items I’ve been wearing for a while which I feel have become a part of me and have cemented more of my online identity as of late. From time to time I’ll have other skins and things to blog to inform you of but as for normal day to day living this is what I’m the most comfortable in and what I enjoy the most.


As I had mentioned earlier, I kept my outfit simple because I didn’t feel this post needed something sensational or over the top and honestly most people that are in bands these days don’t wear anything fancy usually either so I figured t-shirt and jeans and sneakers would be just fine for it.

{FE Style} has always been a brand I’ve liked for the longest time but sometimes they haven’t always released items for the body I’m wearing consistently at the time but when they do I usually jump on it because it always looks and fits right. The Basic v3 T-Shirt is one that I’ve worn before in a blog (I recall the “Weird But Nice” shirt that was a part of the Fatpack as one of them) and they are really nicely done. I’m wearing the Gray version for this blog and I hadn’t noticed before that there is a bit of a chevron pattern to it which makes it a little more cooler.

L&B Swear is another brand that I’ve stated is been a part of my wardrobe choices for quite a long time as well. I recently got an update of their Destruction Jeans (which added a fit for the Belleza body as well as a tucked in version for one of there newer boot releases). I went through the different denims (as I did purchase the Fatpack of this as well) and seeing as how I can’t remember which one I blogged last time (forgive me some time has elapsed) I hope I didn’t wear one I’ve already blogged. I usually try my best to stay on top of that kind of thing.

For footwear I picked some sneakers from a little known place called ROC (which is a play on the store owner’s name). These low top shoes have 25 colors to choose from in which you can recolor 5 different parts of the shoe. There is also 5 preloaded “classic” colors that are likely patterned after real shoe styles that have been out in the public at some point in time.

Lastly we have the pose set I chose and it’s a collab between WRONG & The Owl. They have been working together for several months now (probably even more than that honestly) and have come up with some really excellent poses together. With all the different pose stores I like and have been displaying in my work I won’t be able to say that I don’t have any poses I can use for a shoot. The poses that I used in this blog entry are from the #11 pose set (which I believe was originally a Men Only Monthly release to begin with). There are 4 different static bento poses for you to choose from to make you look absolutely awesome in whatever way you choose to photograph yourself.

That ought to about do it for this entry but be sure to come back soon when I’ll have more news and goods from the grid along another song/artist for you to take a listen to (that you either know or will like and learn more about).

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: FE STYLE – Basic v3 (GRAY) T-Shirt ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
SHOES: ROC – Running Shoes

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses 11

[#432] I’ll Leave When The Wind Blows

I’ll leave when the wind blows
Take a breath there your heart goes
I’ll be outside of your window
I’ll pass by but I’ll go slow
I’ll leave when the wind blows

The Wind Blows♫ – The All-American Rejects

How is everyone? Well is what I am hoping for as most of America is started to become a snow globe. There are some that wait all year for it and enjoy it but being that I am from a place that has some of the worst winter weather I don’t tend to be excited or look forward to it. Gives me some reasons to stay inside and enjoy a bit of retail therapy on the grid as I’ve just been doing lately. I have some really cool thoughts and ideas with the things I picked up as you’ll see in today’s entry.


When it comes to putting together a scene there are times when I have an idea already and look for things to bring it to life and then there are those times when I find something that inspires me and I work around that piece to build a scene or find a location that fits what my mind’s eye has put together. The latter is what happened with this particular photo session. The most recent round of Hipster Men’s Event opened just a few days ago and I came across “Joe’s Coffee Backdrop” by Quasi and it had my mind working and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.


Along with that backdrop, this entry is fueled by great new products by MODULUS and {COLD-ASH} who as brand partners were gracious enough to provide me the goods so that I could put together this work that you see. Also along for the ride is another one of my preferred brands, L&B Swear, who have been around for ages and began as one of the go to spots for gothic wear and tuxedos. Since then they’ve branched out to create all sorts of items such as the pants I am wearing.


As I’ve been hitting the grid, I’ve come across some new events (The Men’s Jail) and also visited ones that are already developed into a male juggernaut (such as TMD). It’s not easy for us fellas to find great places to shop but that’s why it’s up to the bloggers (such as myself and so many excellent others) to show the people where to go and what’s available. Not only does that help them with their wardrobe or photography (if they just like to take photos and not the rest of what we do), it also helps designer’s continue to do what they do and provide us with great looks and props to in turn create visuals.

That wraps up another entry but I’ll be back again soon with some more goodies from across the grid; keep in touch and stay tuned for the next visual adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Mitchell Hair – FATPACK @ The Men’s JailNEW

Modulus has released another new hair in their Alpha series at one of the newest events on the grid, The Men’s Jail. “Mitchell” is a side parted hair which you can wear with shaved hairbases so that it looks it’s best and how it was intended (I am using the “Charlie” hairbase which is also by Modulus). 5 color packs to choose from that come with 5 colors in each (as well as a built in color tint option), with the option to purchase them all as a FATPACK. This hair is very detailed and definitely one that I think will be popular with the ladies and the fellas. Check it out and all the other products available at The Men’s Jail.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Anjali Eyes – BEAUTY PACK @ We Love RPNEW

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMDNEW

It’s been a while since the last release from {Cold-Ash} but the brand has always been a good part of my wardrobe and this “Taylor” untucked button down shirt is no exception. The Classic Pack has 8 different color shirts and are available in an all in one HUD in the FATPACK. I like how casual this shirt is but still has the element of dressy as well and can be paired with either your favorite jeans or a pair of slacks (which you’ll see I have done).

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

PANTS⊱ L&B Swear Slacks @ FaMESHedNEW

Jeans are probably one of my favorite types of pants but when I see a really well put together pair or slacks, I don’t hesitate to snatch them up. The best part about these is that you don’t have to worry about having to buy just one pair, you get all the styles right away as this could be considered a FATPACK. 8 colors are there for you to choose from and there is also a belt add-on that you can also color. I chose not to wear the belt because it clashed with the shirt I have on but it is a nice added feature if you are wearing a tucked in shirt or a shorter length t-shirt.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink male bodies as well as a fit for Classic avatars.

SHOES[MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS

BACKDROP⊱ Quasi – Joe’s Coffee Backdrop @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

This well put together backdrop is already a sensation as I have seen it being used in the time it has taken me to put this blog entry together. It’s a very detailed and has a lot of potential for any photographer or blogger. Quasi has made it easy to have a scene inside of the shop (as there is an open spot to be able to position yourself inside) as well as one outside like I’ve chosen to do. Take a look at it as well as many other products at the latest fresh round of Hipster Men’s Event going on right now.

WRONG & The Owl – Male Poses #8 (4)
Bounce This Poses – Male Walk (3m) ♯ Marketplace

[#429] Let’s All Make Believe

So let’s all make believe
That we’re still friends and we like each other
Let’s all make believe
That in the end we’ll need each other

Let’s All Make Believe♫ – Oasis

The last few days have been somewhat of a rush out in the real world and I have to admit that I did this photo shoot a few days ago with the intention of getting it put out nearly as soon as I finished taking the pics. However, life and a case of laziness hit me and so it just ended up taking a little longer than I anticipated. The end results though are pleasing to me and I feel like maybe I’m starting to get some of my creative mojo back after having thought I’d lost it a little bit. Artists of all types go through these periods and it is understandable the pressure we put on ourselves to create better work than what has come before it.


I did a little exploring and found an interesting new place that I have never been to before called The Dirty Grind. It’s not as winterized as most of the other locations on the grid so I had an easier time committing to doing the scene here especially after I found the broken merry go round; that is what sold my interest. That one piece in the scene tells a lot about the current status in the world and also fits in with the music theme I picked.


In this post I’m featuring a brand new hair from my brand partner, Modulus. The brand took some time to better perfect their hair making and from this release and some previews of upcoming releases it is an exciting time for us fellas out there who are always on the lookout for new ‘dos. Once again I’m wearing the “Hope Eyes” from Avi-Glam as I just can’t seem to pull myself away from them at the moment. I didn’t take any closeups in this shoot because I am wearing the Fern color that I wore in the last blog post.

There’s now a new round of The Men’s Department (TMD) open with a bunch of great items (such as the Modulus hair I’ve just mentioned). Events I’ve also been to that items from this look are from include Shiny Shabby and also Men Only Monthly (MOM).


There’s plenty more events and things to cover so I’m going put this baby to bed and start working on my next adventure and who knows where I’ll end up. With such a vast landscape and tools at my fingertips anything is possible. I’ll definitely see you again upon your return as we all look forward as it is much better than dwelling on the past regardless of it’s brightness or darkness.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Alex Hair – FatPack @ TMDNEW

Taking a new direction with hair creation, Chucky Hollak and Modulus are taking the brand to a whole new level. This is the first release in the “Alpha Hair” line and as I stated above this is very exciting. I have actually spoken to him recently and he is just as excited about creating hair again and delivering quality to the men of Second Life. From wearing this hair and having blogged other Modulus releases in the past, I can tell you that the level of detail has definitely increased along with top notch textures. 5 color HUDs are available (they also come together in the FATPACK version) and each color pack has 5 colors to choose from as well as a tinting mechanism to get your hair just exactly how you want it.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Fern @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

HOODIEFashionNatic – STING FATPACK

Hooded sweatshirts are never out of fashion and if you are like me, you can never have just one laying around. Some have that one that is just their favorite and no matter how many you buy after it, it’s the one you always go to when you are headed out the door. When I saw the advert for this hoodie I thought it was really cool especially with the built in shirt (there is an option to wear it without the shit also). I felt the FATPACK was the best option to go with because of all the different combinations you can come up with and have control over. The value of it is really good as well.

BODY COMPATIBILITY: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature (2 versions), SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANS⊱ ED. W4ST Pant Rusted @ M.O.MNEW

Eclipse Designs have always had great clothing as far as I can remember but they haven’t always fit the body I’ve been wearing at the time. They have now released a product that fits the Belleza body and I couldn’t be more happy. These jeans are a cool concept because they mix the damaged/destroyed look with a bit of 80’s fashion with patches with studs in them. Most people would deny this but many back in that time had a studded bracelet and listen to bands like Motley Crue and Kiss.

BODY COMPATIBILTY: Altamura, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

SHOESFLI. – Black Canvas

One of my favorite pairs of shoes and now that they’ve been updated for the Belleza body it gives me more reason to drag out of my shoe closet. There’s nothing new about them other then the body updates so I don’t have anything more to share insight wise. These are just great shoes…period.

Photo Taken @ The Dirty Grind

 

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #8 (4)

I picked this set of poses up at one of last months events and somehow managed to move them in my inventory closet in a place they shouldn’t have been (likely by accident). I stumbled across them while looking for something else and found one in the set I liked for the setting of the scene. There are 5 poses in this pack and all of them are excellent and something I can use in the future.