[#618] Chase You Down Until You Love Me

 

Real good, We’re dancing in the studio
Snap, snap, to that shit on the radio
Don’t stop, for anyone
We’re plastic but we still have fun

Lady Gaga, ♫Paparazzi♫

 

Now that I’m blogging items for female avatars now and again I find that coming up with creative things hasn’t been harder nor has it been easier. I am finding out that I do come up with some pretty good ideas that I might never would have blogged on my own before this time so I will take it as I can get it. I love to create visual stories to songs and sometimes it’s not always the stuff I listen to all the time or every day.

It allows me to even include genre’s that I might not have considered in the past as well. Honestly I’ve never had anything against Lady Gaga prior to her turn in the remake of “A Star Is Born” in which the music is fantastic and truly shows her talents outside of the theatrics and shock value we’ve all known from her with her strange dresses and music videos.

From the moment I saw the Versov “Rodeo Drive” backdrop an idea jumped into my head right away. I had some photags from a gacha that I played last year at some point and also a great pose set from one of my sponsors, Image Essentials called “Holiday Shopping” and yeah it’s not really anywhere near the holidays right now but when you love shopping any day can be a holiday so that’s what I’m going with.

This set has eight different poses each with their own set of shopping bags for each hand so that you can show off how boss you are when you are out on a shopping spree. This set has been around for a while and I didn’t get a chance to blog it when it was new but thankfully I was able to do so now and also bring attention to it to maybe a new set of people who missed it when it was brand new.

Image Essentials – Holiday Shopping Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • mesh bags (left and right hands) for each pose
  • 8 total poses (static and pose HUD included)
  • Available for sale now at Image Essentials

So I’ve checked off the Versov backdrop and because there’s not much to say about it’s features other than the fact that is a well made mesh facsimile of what Rodeo Drive looks like with the street full of shops with trees and benches. For bloggers and photographers alike it is about as realistic as can be with perfect textures so if you’re interested in taking photos of yourself browsing stores or shopping like I’ve done this is a great way to do it.

Putting that aside, I have two articles of clothing I’d like to share from Native Urban that I was able to combine together to make one solid outfit and it also works since it is more of a outwear thing and because it could be considered a post-dated photo from the holidays with the shopping pose set.

I’ll start at the top and work my way down of course because it’s the easiest way to do it for me. The “Melo Jacket” is a cool jacket with hoodie add-on that was originally only supposed to be a male release but at the last moment Native Urban was able to update it with a fit for Maitreya so I chose to wear both of the new releases for the body because to me they looked great together. The amount of customization in the All Colors pack makes it so easy to come up with just about any combination you can think of with the colors provided.

With the weather starting to get warmer though I’m glad I quick snuck this one in before the bug to wear more shorts and t-shirts.

Jeans are a staple in every wardrobe and it could be said that you can never have enough jeans (I’ve said this before) and it is true. There are so many types that you can fit a style to whatever you are wearing and not even feel any pressure about how you look. The “Rollup Jeans” are a denim version of “The Rollup Pants” which were a previous release not too long ago. There is a good selection of denim colors that I’ll go into when I list the features and it is practical that if you’re interested in more than one color that the All Colors option will put that styling power into your virtual hands.

Native Urban – Melo Jacket (All Colors)

  • Original mesh
  • Jacket and Hood Add-On
  • 17 colors with 12 changeable faces
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and Maitreya (Lara)
  • Currently exclusive to Uber until 04/22/19

Native Urban – Rollup Jeans (All Colors)

  • Original mesh
  • 9 colors with 4 color changeable parts
  • Belt and Underwear HUD (for single packs)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and Maitreya (Lara)
  • Currently exclusive to TMD until 04/28/19

I hope that you’ve all enjoyed the great items I’ve featured in this post, I try to bring some of what I think are the best things about Fashion and Shopping on the Second Life grid to anyone who might visit this website. I try to stay as informative as I can and that way you can take that knowledge with you and use it however you like.

On that note I shall bid you a fond farewell for this time and see you all again on the flipside!

 

Baby you’ll be famous
Chase you down until you love me
Papa-paparazzi

 

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Holiday Shopping

BACKDROP: Versov – Rodeo Drive Fullscene @ FaMESHedNEW

HAIR: Lamb – Wolf (ROYGBIV Pack) ✦ Gacha
HEAD: LeLutka – KORINA v3.3
SKIN: Glam Affair – Mimi – Basic Line ✦ Previous FLF
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

GLASSES: Anachron – Round Frame Glasses (Top Bar Gold) ✦ Gacha
JACKET: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Melo Jacket @ UberNEW
JEANS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Rolled Jeans @ TMDNEW
SHOES: Gos – Low Tops ✦ Gacha

 

 

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[#588] You Don’t Look Back

When will you learn?
I’m not your boy
You don’t look back
Why do I pick up your slack?

Filter, ♫Jurassitol

I apologize for the lack of new posts but I’ve been under the weather for the last week or so and it caught up to me in the last few. To give myself a little bit if a needed break I decided to refrain from partaking in any kind of photo taking or blogging until I felt in the right state to do it and this is my way of testing the water a little bit.

I have a little bit of time before any new commitments blogging wise come up so I decided to try my hand at something I usually reserve for Halloween, which is do photographs inspired by The Crow. I’ve loosely associated this photo with the second film in the series, City of Angels and while nothing will ever come close to the originals I enjoyed it as best as I could because I wasn’t expecting anything so I wasn’t disappointed.

The version of the the character, Ash, was a mechanic who rides a motorcycle in the film so this is my tribute to it but not as closely based as my previous photos related to the original film.

Everything I used for this photo are non-current event items that I pulled together however there is a new release that is store specific in the form of the “Leather Leggings” that I am wearing from NOCHE. That’s right, I couldn’t pass these up because I am a fan of things that are made of leather…(wallets, jackets, shoes and of course pants or leggings as these are). There is also a latex version that came out at the same time if you’re more into that than leather which is alright too. But you can get your leggings fix on by going to the main store and checking these out.

NOCHE – Leather Leggings (Black)

  • Original mesh
  • Materials for advanced lighting
  • 3 different sizes for male “package”
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies

Sometimes putting photos together can be difficult as far as poses go. Trying to find the right thing to make the setting perfect so while I was trying to find the perfect motorcycle prop and pose set, I ended up combining the bike from WetCat’s recent “Young Blood” couples pose with Poseidon Poses “Action Bike” pose set (took them out of the bike and threw the pose I wanted into a poseball). Combining them worked out for me because it gave me the look I wanted from the start; sometimes improvising is the best answer to getting the results I’m looking for.

I love long coats (duster’s and trenches or anything in that family) and through a photo I saw on Facebook, I was introduced to one I’d never seen before by Lenox. It surprised me because I’m usually pretty good at keeping up with releases from the store with many of them residing in my closet already. I made a run for the store and instantly grabbed all of them because who knows when I may need this in another color down the road (pun intended of course). The fit is great and it also has materials to give it an extra special look with advanced lighting much like the leggings I paired it with.

On that note though I think I am going to leave you all with the credits and at least say that if anyone might be interested in the face pain I have on it is one that’s been retired for quite a while so it’s something that unfortunately cannot be purchased. Hopefully though someone will come along and and perhaps make an newer version that could be even better.

I am going to go find some more things to bundle up with and be back again soon providing I don’t freeze to death in the great freezover of 2019. Hope you’ve enjoy my brief little post and I look forward to getting back more into the swing of things in the next few days as February is now upon us. Until then be will, stay safe and treat others as you’d like being treated.

Best regards,

Brennan


LOCATION: Motorheadz Cafe

POSE: Poseidon Poses – Action Bike

BIKE: WetCat Poses – Part of Young Blood Pose Set

HAIR: Vango. – Aaron

JACKET: Lenox – Invader Jacket
SHIRT: Lenox – Mens T-Shirt Colors
PANTS: NOCHE – Leather Leggings (Black)
BOOTS: Versov – Molotov Boots (Full Black)

[#585] More Than A Feeling

It’s more than a feeling
When I hear that old song they used to play
And I begin dreaming
‘Til I see Marianne walk away
I see my Marianne walkin’ away

Boston, ♫More Than A Feeling

My coverage for Pose Fair is close to completion as the event closes up tomorrow night but I still have a few more tricks up my sleeve before all is said and done. I grabbed my brother Paul for a shoot that reminds me a little bit of when I was younger in the real world and I used to spend time with my brother. Memories like this are fun to try to portray virtually because the internet is able to hold onto them for a long time.

Space Cadet’s pose set “Teen Spirit” is a fun one that has five different air guitar poses. Not many people I know of do it today but it was a pretty big thing to do for fun when listening to music in my younger years (This was before video games took over). Both Paul and I have different poses from the set and I cannot tell you how much fun we had with this and the coolest part is that the poses are named after musicians such as Axl Rose and Slash from Guns N’ Roses.

Many of the poses that I have used for blogs from Pose Fair are great (as are ones that I have not as well) but this definitely is a lot of fun and I think that anyone that gets this pose pack could live out their rock star fantasies.

Space Cadet – Teen Spirit Pose Set

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer needed)
  • 5 different poses
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Modulus has quite a few new releases going right now and in this post the style I have on is the “Pete Hair”. It is a short to mid length style that flows to one side of the face or the other depending on which version you wear. I have seen a lot of musicians have similar hairstyles to this and using it for this photo works out for me because I feel like I choose the right direction for the hair to fall as I jam out to some Boston.

It goes without saying that if you’re a guy looking for new hair that you should check out Modulus not only just their store but also at the events they participate in which they are attached to some of the best out there including male specific ones.

Modulus – Pete Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs with integrated color tinting HUDs
  • 40 color FATPACK is also available
  • Exclusive to Man Cave until 02/11/19

I‘ve been sticking with my closet and wearing clothes that likely have been featured a time or two here but I decided to do a little shopping this afternoon; visiting both The Men’s Department and Men Only Monthly to put together an outfit that I really like. I’ll start with my shirt which is from Chuck Size and called “FABIO”. Graphic shirts are probably my most favorite type of shirt there is and the designs that this store has on theirs is super cool to me. It only makes sense that if I am doing a photo where I’m playing air guitar to possibly one of the most well known songs of the last 40+ years that a shirt with a skeleton holding a guitar is appropriate.

The jogging pants I am wearing come from etham and can be found at Men Only Monthly. Taking into account all of the previous things I mentioned, jogging pants made it clear to me that I have kind of a retro look going on that is pretty 80’s or 90’s inspired. Might as well be comfortable while I’m doing my best impression of just about any famous guitar player out there wailing away at a guitar solo.

Paul is attired in past releases from Cold-Ash and takes after his brother when it comes to knowing good clothing when he sees it.

On that note I think we’ve jammed out a good while and you all know what’s what. Time for some credits to get you out there shopping and if the weather is anything like it is here…staying in and going on a shopping trip is a lot more exciting. If you must venture out please be safe and warm and do NOT lick frozen light poles, you’ll live to regret it!

Best regards,

B


POSE: Space Cadet – Teen Spirit @ Pose FairNEW

SKYBOX: Violetility – Hole Skybox [DELUXE]

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Pete Hair @ Man CaveNEW
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Chuck Size – FABIO @ TMDNEW
PANTS: etham – Shane Joggers @ M.O.MNEW

PAUL’S STYLE

HAIR: DOUX – Arcangel
HEAD: CATWA – Dude v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Devin (Tone TXM) ✦ Group Gift
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6

SWEATER: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ASHTON Crew Neck Sweater
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ELIAS Skinny Jeans
SHOES: Versov – JUMPOV ✦ Group Gift

[#532] And I Inherited My Health

And I swallow these capsules, to regain my grip.
And I swallowed myself sick. And I inherited my health.

36 Crazyfists, ♫Bloodwork

The whole month of October always inspires me to do strange photos (even though I do them all year round but they are extra fun in October). I’m trying my hand at being a neighborhood Jason as opposed to terrorizing a camp. Running around and scaring people left and right in some super short shorts with only a hockey mask and a machete. Seems like it might be a cold time with there being a chill in the air now but when your adrenaline is running on all cylinders it could be -10 degrees and you could be as warm as a Sherpa blanket.

Speaking of Machete’s, Attitude has a really sweet pose set (not sweet as in candy or relationship of course) at Pose Fair. This means that anyone who goes to the event can check out this set and mirror a psychopath in their photography. With 5 differing poses and an included machete (one for each hand to fit the pose that best goes with it) Halloween photography will get that much better as it certainly inspired me along with a visit to Missing Mile, a long standing rp sim that is so well put together an photogenic in a creepy way.

Attitude Machete Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento required viewer to use as intended)
  • Mesh machete’s included (left and right hand)
  • 5 different poses (static and poseball versions)
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st (Halloween!)

What psycho slasher isn’t caked with blood? You’re going to have to find me one that doesn’t because every single one I’ve ever seen on TV or on film is always bloody in some capacity which is why I am using a really good blood splatter applier from Revolver Tattoo called “Halloween Blood”. I really am a fan of how it helped bring my buff slasher together and helps show how much he got into his work.

Finding blood appliers can be hit and miss but this one was definitely scratched that itch and gave that extra added something to the look and also helped create the scene along with a good surrounding and also good lighting on top of that.

Revolver Tattoo Halloween Blood features:

  • Appliers for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt and Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

Lastly most everyone knows about The Arcade’s Halloween Pop-Up round that is going on right now but just in case you don’t…they have a special round with machines centering on the ooky and spooky. It began on the 6th of October and will last until the 31st of October (which as you know is Halloween woohoo) and so far it’s been a hit because many people who have been trying to get in to play the machines have had a hard time due to their only being one sim for this special event instead of three.

One of the machines that I thought was super cool was the Versov machine which has an assortment of masks, a few knives, a machete, some severed arms and two different pairs of shoes (one limited Bloody version and a non bloody FATPACK with an assortment of colors). I knew after I ended up with the bloody shoes and a mask that looks similar to the classic movie killer I just needed a few more things and a look would be complete.

I added the blood applier and threw on the “Gerard” shorts by LOB and wandered around the streets of Missing Mile to find a location and the rest as they say is history. There is a policy of not going into houses on the sim to photograph and I remain respectful to that so I stood right at the threshold of a house that looked like it was at a good spot and went to work.

Versov Maskov v.9 and FEAROV Bloody RARE Sneakers features:

  • 100% Original Mesh
  • 75L to play machine to potentially win
  • Resizeable via clicking item (Mask)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni – Worn in pic)
  • Exclusively available @ The Arcade Halloween Pop Up Round until Oct. 31st

With the spirit of the month coursing through me I can assure you that there will definitely be more photos similar to this coming down the road and could be as soon as the very next blog post but check back just to see what I’ll have going on because I feel that I’m doing some of my best work as of late and am enjoying sharing it with whomever sees it.

Now it’s back to the brainstorming and putting together the next look but until our paths might cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Missing Mile


HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BLOOD: Revolver Tattoo – Halloween Blood @ The Men JailNEW

MASK: Versov – Maskov v.9 @ The Arcade Halloween Pop UpNEW
SHORTS
: LOB – Gerard Short
SHOES: Versov – FEAROV – BLOODY RARE @ The Arcade Halloween Pop UpNEW

POSE: Attitude – Machete Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

[#507] This Is How It Feels To Not Believe

Letting out the noise inside of me (Letting out the noise inside of me)
Every window pane is shattering (Every window pane is shattering)
Cutting up my words before I speak (Cutting up my words)
This is how it feels to not believe

Yellowcard, ♫Way Away

Lately I feel like I’ve been on a small run of creativity so I’ve been wanting to hammer out these ideas while I remember them and if some of the items that helped produce it are still in an event to promote them while they are still available at these places. This is likely one of the first times that I’ve ever blogged a backdrop as one of the main sources of inspiration for a post; most of the time it’s a pose, clothing or an accessory that helps me put an idea together.

Joplino’s “Skatecave” is definitely the photography aid for those who are big fans of action sports or just skateboarding in general. It has several different spots within its structure that still pictures can be taken or with a skateboard for that grinding/shredding action. The walls have graffiti on them which gives it a skate culture feel.

As such with a backdrop there’s not really a lot I can speak about concerning “features” like I can with clothing and accessories. It’s very cut and dry that you see what you get and it’s definitely worth your time going to The Men Jail event and seeing it for yourself and you have until the 28th of July to do that but why wait until then? Head over there now!

Pose Fair still has a good amount of life left for it’s July round as well and as a late entry, Image Essentials has released three new pose packs but I am focusing on one for the guys and it goes by the name “B-Rad” and that seems rather fitting for a skateboarding type scene wouldn’t you think? The poses are all static as well as bento capable and if you were to ask me to best describe it, I would say they are all very chill and laid back stands which is right up my alley when I don’t feel like doing anything intense that requires action.

Image Essentials B-Rad (b) Pose Set features:

  • Bento enabled (requires bento viewer to properly see)
  • 5 different static poses
  • Mirrors for each pose included
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st!

This post is rather heavy with items from The Men Jail (included the backdrop I’ve already mentioned), in fact I would say close to half of my look and outfit are items from the event; as you can see there are a lot of various items you can get at the event which is nice to have a variety. Most men’s events do have these things but there are just so few of them that you have to take what you can get.

L&E has this hair/bandana combination for sale at TMJ which I thought fit my needs exactly for what kind of look I wanted to achieve for a skater dude, the way the hair is styled reminds me of professional baseball player Bryce Harper, which reminds me of his appearance recently during the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby. It’s has the wet look to it with strands sticking up here and there and also really could be worn for maybe a summer photo working outside in the heat as well.

The headband (which is also packaged individually) has quite a few choices for designs that I almost had a hard time choosing which one I wanted to use and I looked at them all and narrowed down my choices and finally made a decision. Having options is a great thing but I don’t have to tell anyone that because it’s just one of those truths.

L&E Bandana Hair [Black] features:

  • 3 versions included
  • Standalone headband included
  • HUD to change bandana (6 different designs)
  • Available @ The Men Jail until the event closes on July 28th

Sticking with my coverage of The Men Jail, I am also wearing the R2A “Vest Shirt with Bag” (the bag itself I didn’t include in the shot) with the thought that it most definitely gives the skater vibe that I was looking for. It’s not a full sleeved shirt and it’s baggy as well which is good for movement and wouldn’t be restrictive to someone that skateboards. The bag that comes with it is comparable to a fanny pack (if you are younger and are not familiar google it now but don’t forget to come back!) I chose to omit it from the photo because I didn’t feel like it worked with the idea I had in my head but it is a cool added feature.

R2A Vest Top features:

  • Black Bun Bag included with Top (resizable)
  • HUD changes top color (18 different colors)
  • Fitted for Adam, Aesthetic, Altamura (Dante), Belleza (Jake), NX-Nardcotix (David), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Currently for sale @ The Men’s Jail until the 28th (July)

I haven’t forgotten The Men’s Department as I mentioned in one of my previous posts that there would be more items from the event featured on the site and that comes in the form of these Capri Shorts from TonkTastic, who have been making some excellent clothing items in the last year or so (including the collabs with Hermony which were fantastic). These shorts are at a length that I like but the fact that there are so many choices color and fabric wise that it caused me to choose because buying the entire collection was not an option for me at that moment so I chose to go with denim because I don’t recall having anything like it in my wardrobe.

It fit with my ideas for what I wanted to wear for the photo and all fell into place naturally. It doesn’t always work that way as many bloggers will tell you there is generally a snag in even the easiest plans which is why when putting everything together and not having any hiccups upon the shooting process.

TonkTastic Bermuda Shorts Denim features:

  • Belt included inside packack
  • HUD included offers 12 different belt color options
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male mesh bodies
  • Available now @ The Men’s Department until the 31st of July

I also have to give props to Versov for the skateboard I used as a prop, it’s from their gacha that was first released at the June 2018 edition of The Arcade. You can play the machine at their store and get all the different longboards as well as the two RARE skate shoes which I’ll eventually get around to featuring in a blog post considering I love shoes a ton (like a metric ton).

Speaking of shoes, the ones I am wearing for this look come from The Men’s jail as well and are from Dossier (whom I’ve worn in several blog posts recently). The “Slip-On Konshu” are similar to like the Vans slip-on shoes you can get out in the real world and with this release you get all of the color/styles in one release. Yes you get the entire FATPACK and the cost of them is a value. If you need some slip-ons these will do well for you and that’s definitely a bargain you can feel good about.

Dossier Slip-On Konshu features:

  • HUD includes 12 different styles to choose from
  • Unrigged Size for classic avatars
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Includes Maitreya (Lara) size for the ladies
  • Currently @ The Men Jail until July 28th so head on over!

Now that all the information I can think of about the majority of the featured products of this blog are done with I think that it would be fair to wrap this up so that I can start to plan the next scene and get it photographed by the weekend (or possibly sooner maybe). There’s still plenty of things that I’d like to show on these pages and also Men Only Monthly is coming back for the July/August round which is exciting as well.

The productivity I’ve been feeling over the last few weeks is also a pretty good one and not in a way where I feel like I’m just trying to hammer stuff out to meet a deadline. The ideas have been coming along with the help of products I’ve received from events or ones I’ve purchased on my own accord. I hope that I can keep a steady pace and as July transitions into August come in swinging heavy.

That’s all I have for now but check back soon to see what else is new out there. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: L&E – Bandana – Mesh Hair [Black] ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: L’etre – Toni – Pearl Tone ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: R2A – VEST TOP ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
SHORTS: TonkTastic – Bermuda Shorts / Denim ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Slip-On Konshu ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)

SKATEBOARD: VERSOV – LONGBOV (VHS) ✦ Gacha
BACKDROP: Joplino – Backdrop Skatecave ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#498] How’s It Go Again?

All my new friends
We smile at party time
But soon we forgot to smile
At anything else

AJR (feat. Rivers Cuomo), ♫Sober Up

Putting fun (or just funny) scenes together is something I do like to do even though most of the time it seems like everything on this blog is super serious. I like to try and show a little bit of everything when I can so that’s what I’ve got going on in this post. I’d say that I came into contact with this song that I’m using for the soundtrack of the blog about maybe 3-4 months ago when I was traveling and listening to the radio. I thought that it was a really upbeat type of song even though some of the lyrics to it are a bit deep and maybe even troubled. I have at times felt this way in my life and I’m sure many others have too but there’s always someone in our life that brings our spirits up and we might not have seen them recently.

This is dedicated to those people because no matter how long time passes between visits or communication they always have that special place.

As my coverage for my first round as an official blogger of The Men Jail is winding down, I have several different items that are making an appearance here because I wanted to get as much as I could in when it was applicable. The event has such a variety of things so choosing what to show has been a bit of a struggle for me but in a good way. I hear things from others saying that they have hard time blogging items from events because it doesn’t fit what they do or whatever the reason might be but I am of the mentality that I can make just about anything work and I’m going to try win, lose, or draw.

Poses are something that you can always easily apply to a photo because it’s essentially a lifeblood to help you capture something unique (unless you are a landscape or decorative blogger than that does not apply) and {Phantom Animations} latest release “Cart Saga” definitely fits the bill. “Cart Saga” is definitely something fun as who doesn’t remember goofing around in their youth at the grocery or at the local retail chain goofing off with the carts with siblings or friends. It’s very possible that adults may attempt to do this as well to a lot less favorable outcome.

Cart Friends Saga:

  • 5 singles poses
  • 2 friends poses
  • Unisex
  • Includes mesh shopping cart prop
  • Bento compatible

As a part of my look I’m wearing the Purfect “Mesh Beard A 012” which when it comes to mesh beards I figured I’d be tweaking it or trying to tweak it so much that I’d end up getting frustrated and giving up and wouldn’t end up using it but this beard was super easy to do a simple tweak and it fit my face “purfectly” ok that was a bad pun but I have to throw one in there now and then. I seriously like this beard and it’s not so much a hipster style beard and for a moment before I added hair to my look I thought I kinda had the “Eric Young” look going on (if you have no idea who he is hit up Google to learn more about him!)

Purfect Mesh Beard A 012:

  • 8 different hair tones (Fatpack Available)
  • Upper, Lower, and Full beard versions
  • 2 different mustache versions
  • Applier HUDs for both CATWA and LeLutka

My third and final item is from another brand that I’ve heard of but like Purfect is making it’s first appearance here on the blog. MP Style has been around for a while but for some reason I just haven’t gotten around to showing any of their stuff until their TMJ item “Bruno White Shorts” and could also quality as a Bermuda pant as they go past the knee. I am a fan of any short that doesn’t go too far above the knee like your inner thighs have swallowed the material and I know that some people like that style but I don’t feel it looks right on me.

MP Style Bruno Shorts

  • 6 colors to choose from
  • Fatpack available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique

Fortunately I’m able to show off the latest Modulus hair from The Men’s Department with over a week left in the round. Hopefully in the near future I’ll be able to get myself together with taking photos and getting them posted but sometimes my energy levels suck and I just can’t force myself to post something because then I’ll hate it and if I don’t like it how are the brands I am blogging going to like it? It’s a multifaceted process and I’ve made it goal after posting something that I realize I wasn’t feeling 100% to never consider “phoning it in” again.

The “Joey” hair is a short to mid length style that is combed off to the right, I have the sides and back of my head shaved to give it more depth. Hair is another thing much like facial hair that sometimes needs a bit of resize tweaking to look it’s best on you and I didn’t have to do much of that with this product or usually any of Modulus’ hairs.

For this particular scene I’m wearing a tone from the Browns pack as that’s been my signature hair color as of late.

Modulus – Joey Hair

  • 40 colors to choose from (5 different hair packs)
  • Fatpack is also available
  • Color tinting integrated in the HUD

I was also able to get the credits from my buddies look and can tell you that I may have to take a trip to Men Only Monthly to get the A&D “Gregory” shirt because it looks pretty cool. He’s also wearing the latest group gift from Akeruka which is the “Leon” fully loaded Deluxe Mesh Head…yes that’s right you can join their group (it costs only 150L) and you can take home a fully functional mesh head but there’s a catch (as most of the time there is) and that is it is for a limited time only so you have to get to their main location before the 1st of July otherwise you’ll miss out!

My last featured product that also comes from The Men’s Department event are the “Zoe” Sneakers from Native Urban. Don’t let the name fool you this are unisex shoes that you can wear and use for exercising, jogging, or just hanging out with your favorite people. I love that the Fatpack version has so much customization and sure in this photo I played it safe to match my outfit but I can always do something really different in future looks. Native Urban really has a good sneaker game and I’m pretty strict about my footwear.

Native Urban – Zoe Sneakers

  • 8 single colors for purchase
  • Fatpack option available (full 20 color customization)
  • Unisex
  • Male sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique

The Men’s Department will keep it’s doors open for this round until the 30th of June so you can take a look at what both Modulus and Native Urban have to offer as well as other top brands for a premier shopping experience. It’s one of the things that easily gets my excitement level up when the beginning of the month starts because I know that new and great guy stuff will be near.

Now that I’ve run out of wind I feel I got a bit heavy handed with writing this entry and could have probably went further but I don’t want to overkill anyone that might be reading or visiting for the first time. I’m going to take a few days and get back into the swing of things and you’ll see something new over the weekend or the beginning of the week (possibly both). Tons of fun things coming up as it’s almost time once again for the next round of Pose Fair as well as a new round of The Men Jail along with commitments to my wonderful brands I’m partnered with.

Hope you enjoy this first week of official summer and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Joey Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD (06/0506/30)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Mesh Beard A 012 (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Legal Insanity – Oliver T-Shirt
PANTS: MP Style – Bruno White Short ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Zoe Sneakers (All Colors) ✦ NEW @ TMD (06/0506/30)

HAIR: Little Bones – Alex RARE (Gacha)
HEAD: Akeruka – Leon Bento Head ✦ NEW (Limited Group Gift Until July 2nd)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: A&D Clothing – Shirt -Gregory- Stone ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly (06/2007/15)
JEANS: Legal Insanity – Gary Rolled Bleached Blue Jeans
SHOES: VERSOV – JUMPOV ✦ Group Gift

BACKDROP: Pseudo – Parking Garage Scene (Gacha)

POSE: Phantom Animations – Cart Saga Friends 1 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
POSE (Single): Chat Noir – Male Crouch Pose

[#479] Hey Time You’re No Friend Of Mine

Will you be there
To catch when I stumble when I fall
When I fall

Its so very clear
You left me when I had no one at all
No one at all

Creed, ♫Time

The last week or so has proven to be one giant test for me personally and while I don’t feel compelled to go into details I will say that having an outlet such as blogging has been something of a godsend because it’s helped me from falling over the edge into places that I don’t really want to go. Frankly, if I did I might not ever return from them.

One thing that I have learned is that we don’t know what’s around the corner; there are no absolutes. People come into our lives and for whatever reason sometimes they don’t stay there and there may not be a clear cut view of why or how…it just happens.

It has brought me to the thought that while time is infinite regardless of where we are within it and how long we have, it is our enemy. We can carry our weapons silently ready to fight it when it comes and each battle leaves you scarred on the inside until finally time rallies and strikes that one final blow….that’s the cycle and that’s what we have to contend with every day and most days we don’t allow our conscience to dwell or think about it.

The idea for this post has been in the making for months and I’ve had it in my head for longer than I can recall but all the pieces were not quite there yet until I came across a unique pose from SamPoses at Pose Fair. “The Fallen Angel” is exactly as it says it is with a kneeling battered wings with missing feathers and a bit of blood.

It was the last piece I needed to finally filter this idea from out of my head.

At the beginning I had purchased the Distorted Dreams “Lost Time” skybox and wanted so badly to do something with it but I just couldn’t come up with anything and so I kept it in my inventory in plain sight that I could use it the moment I had something to go with it. I love the apocalyptic broken clock tower vibe that it gives off; it also plays into what I’ve said just a few paragraphs ago as well.

Go& See released a set of eyes around Halloween last year that I’ve been itching to use as well because of the skybox, one of the eyes in the pack is a clock and thought it was a great addition to the whole atmosphere of what I had in my head visually. All of the eyes that are from Go&See are for CATWA branded eyes and will only work with them, which if you do not have a pair with a head or standalone you are missing out.

My good friend (and sister from another Mister) Lee Valentine of the LV Designs brand released a new skin at The Darkness event (if you recall in the previous post, “Shin” is also from the same brand so I am piggybacking yeah!) It is called “Angel” and comes in two tones both of which are compatible with Stray Dog tones 01 and 02 and there are two different HUDs for each tone. Not only is there a regular version of the face (with and without brows) but also a “Fallen” version with goth type lipstick and guyliner.

As much as I wanted to use the “Fallen” version in this blog entry it just did not work with the theme overall but I really think it was a great idea and concept so I’m going to give extra points to Lee for using some out of the box thinking for this release to make it even more cool and befitting of The Darkness event. The event runs until the 28th of April so you still have time to check this skin out and all the other cool items at the event.

Now that I’ve managed to finally get this idea out of my head it feels good to see it digitally in front of me and while a lot of times my thoughts are way more vivid than some of my skills can convey, this turned out nice enough that I am satisfied and can move on to one of the next visuals that I’ve had running around in my head recently or whatever may spring up spur of the moment when I see something outstanding that I want to feature right away. With that all said I am going to wrap this one up and leave you to browse the credits while there is one more day of weekend to freely get your shopping on.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Exile – Stranded – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Halloween
FACE: LV Designs – Angel Tone 01 ✦ NEW @ The Darkness
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: VERSOV – CHINOV LIMITED BLOODY

SKYBOX: Distorted Dreams – Lost Time Skybox

POSE: SamPoses – Fallen Angel ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair