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

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

Konstantine” –  Something Corporate  ♫Listen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BRENNAN

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

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

SOFA(epia) – Used Sofa RARE


BIANCA (AKA KONSTANTINE)

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

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

Gacha Prize


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

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[#347] And I’m Hungry Like The Wolf

Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I’m on the hunt I’m after you

Hungry Like The Wolf” –  Duran Duran  ♫Listen

We are now on to the second installment of Skin Fair 2017 along with some 80’s inspiration. I was checking out shopping guides for events when I stumbled upon a new pose set from Chat Noir that just became available at the March round of 2nd Level. I knew right away that I had to have it so I went and picked it up and as I looked at the ad for the product I knew right away what I song I could use as a base for my next photo session.

Duran Duran was a part of my very early formative years as their songs were hits upon hits on the radio charts. Fast forward some years later and it made its way onto the soundtrack of one of my favorite console games of all time: Rock Band. Plenty of hours spent grooving to tunes such as “Hungry Like The Wolf”; it was easily a no brainer.

There are two Skin Fair 2017 submissions I have for all of you in this look. I’ll start off with the “Dimas” skin from Modulus. As with previous releases it comes with the default eyebrows look or you can go browless and use one of your own. Throw in a beard that you can combine with the brows or your own brows to finish. The style is yours to choose. It comes in the usual tones you can associate with most of the skins in the M-Bare line from Modulus.

The second item that I’m featuring is a shape from Reach called “Caleb” and I thought that the combination of the two turned out rather well. A bit of rugged handsomeness as our subject goes out on the prowl. As always with Reach products it does come with a brow shaper and style card for all the details of their ad picture. Once again I went outside the box with my own little experiment.

There is also something new from The Men’s Dept. I’m wearing the not so bad. “TIMEO”Jeans in the Used Stone denim. There are standard sizes, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP to choose from and you also get a boot-cut version as well in the package. If this denim tone isn’t to your liking you can also head over there and get these in blue wash or regular stone.

I’ve also discovered a new hair creator that just released products at We ❤ RP. VoluptasVirtualis looks to be a very promising brand and after wearing their “Zeal” hair (for this I used the roots) version, I can tell you I am already a fan. The textures are nice and the hairbases are pretty good as well (which I believe are only included in the Fatpacks)

Just in time before the curtain call on the February/March round of Men Only Monthly I have a great item from ExalteD. It is a ripped tank top and with the version I’m wearing it has little blood splatters. To go along with this item they also have for sale scratch marks that are placed just along where one of the straps of the tank top is broken. Very cool idea which played into the idea for this photo session and made it that much more possible. The tank only comes in a size for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body.

Last but not least I have the “Rhys” leather loafers which are currently available at The Crossroads. This style of shoe always peaks my interest so when I see one that comes along I always usually give it a try. The package comes with sizes for: Aesthetic, Gianni, SLink Physique, and Standard body feet with the use of an alpha layer.

Now that you’ve gained a little insight into what went into this look, it’s time to leave you with the credits so I can get back out there on hunt and bring you some more great items from the stores and events we all know and love. So until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ \//. VoluptasVirtualis -Zeal- ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Hiraeth ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Dimas Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SCRATCHES⊱ ExalteD – Scratches ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Caleb Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

TANK⊱ ExalteD – Tank Top Ripped – White Blood ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
JEANS⊱ not so bad – TIMEO Jeans – Used Stone ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ Legal Insanity Rhys Loafer Leather – Black ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads

Photo Taken @ Corlevoli Forest


*CN* pose 1754 (6b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ 2nd Level
*CN* pose 1753 (1a)

[#345] You Got Caught In The Sun

What if I missed you
you got caught in the sun
What if I did something
never to be undone?

Caught In The Sun” –  Course Of Nature  ♫Listen

While I’m patiently waiting for nicer weather to return in the real world, I thought I might warm up my spirits and some of yours (those of you who live in cooler climates). I decided to take a trip to one of my favorite beach type sims, “Baja Norte” and catch a few rays. It was the perfect reason to pull out one of my finds from the Signature Event which is still running until the 13th of March. Time for some details about this little fun in the sun expedition.

As I said before, I was at the Signature Event where I picked up Exalted’s “Swim Trunks” I chose the v7 version because it seemed nice and tropical and would go well with being out on the water. Being that this item is being featured at the Signature Event, it only has a size for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. The fit is nice and you only have to hit a couple ticks on your alpha HUD and everything is perfect.

Being that this is the only new item that is an item of clothing I am wearing the “Bane” tattoo from ARISE that is now at The Chapter Four. It features an iconic leg sleeve featuring some of the best comic villians you can find. It has regular standard tattoo layers, Omega appliers, and a TMP installer for those of you with that style of mesh body.

I am also wearing a more recent release from FACADE called “Cruel Beauty” that was originally at the Love Interruption event on the Depraved shopping sim.

MESANGE has another great set of eyes for you that have just been released at this month’s round of We ❤ RP. The “Bering Eyes” come in 15 different iris colors and have the standard mesh eyes and also appliers for Omega enabled eyes. I thought that a bluish tone would fit well with this theme as well and the water would bring out the best in them.

For hair I went back and decided to give another look at the “Mose” hair by +elua+. I thought it fit perfect with the beach/surfer look that I had envisioned in my head and I think it fit particularly well for it. Also apart of my features that I did not credit due to unavailability is the -Valiant- “Stango” beard and hairbase. I’m hoping that the creator puts their Hair Fair ’16 releases out at their store but being that is primarily furniture and decoration items the chance is very slim which is a shame for those of you fellas that missed out on it and would like to still get it.

I am proud to announce that one of my sponsors, Reach Shapes, has released their Grayson shape. It is made for Catwa “Daniel” Bento heads and looks best with the [Bay Harbor] “Matt” Skin which you’ll find a link for down in the credits.

Time to go get back and finish up catching some sick waves before it’s time to head off on another adventure. Get ready for a wave of Skin Fair ’17 exclusives coming your way. I’m looking forward to giving you a look at them.

As always until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR+elua+ Mose
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Bering Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ [Bay Harbor] Matt Skin – Tint 1 ♯ Marketplace
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SHAPEReach – Grayson Shape ♯ ☆NEW
TATTOO.Facade. :: Cruel Beauty
TATTOO⊱ .ARISE. Bane Tattoo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four

SHORTS⊱ ExalteD – Swin Trunks Tropical v7 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event

Photo Taken @ Baja Norte


Le Poppycock *Surf’s Up* Neptune Cocktail

[#344] I’ll Follow You Down

… down to where forever lies
Without a doubt I’m on your side
There’s no where else that I would rather be
I’m not about to compromise
Give you up to say goodbye
I’ll guide you through the deep
To keep you close to me

I’ll Follow You” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

After a small little hiatus, I’m back with another look for you with new items from The Crossroads and The Chapter Four. I’ve also got a bento pose from Image Essentials that I enlisted the help of my friendly assistant, Bianca to help me with. She is wearing a new item from Creators Collection Box. Let’s get into the details everyone!

Go&See is back with a new skin available at the recently opened March round of The Crossroads. That’s right, the “Markus” skin is now available in both Pale and Tan tones. The package includes appliers for just about every body type so you shouldn’t have any issues pairing it up with your body setup. Also there’s a shape included that helps make the facial features look their best but you could also modify it yourself if you want to tweak it even further to your specifications.

With March just getting underway, The Chapter Four is also back for two weeks of retail spanning from clothing, gacha machines and more. MESANGE has released their “Cassandra Eyes” which feature 15 different tones and it comes with regular mesh eyes and also a HUD for Omega applier enabled eyes for those who have them. After much thought, the owner and creator, Jadis Ashland, has chosen to stop making appliers for Genesis Lab eyes as there is a major difference between the original mesh head eyes and the ones that are found in the bento version heads.

As I previously stated my assisant, Bianca, is wearing a cool baseball jersey/jeans combination from *KOPI* that is available presently at the Creators Collection Box event until March 18th. It comes in standard sizes but easily works with many of the mesh bodies with alphas enabled.

There are plenty more exciting things coming up around the horizon with The Men’s Department just opening and Skin Fair 2017 just about to begin not to mention some things from the already opened rounds of the Signature Event and also Men Only Monthly so stay tuned for those. I look forward to presenting great looks for you all.

Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


BRENNAN
HAIR[BURLEY] Troy – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Cassandra Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ Go&See * Markus * Pale ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ [Phunk] Mens Baseball Shirt ♯ Marketplace
JEANS⊱ [Gild] Cropped Pants ♯ SwagBag (Feb/Final)
SHOES[VALE KOER] THE VASIFORMS


BIANCA
HAIRLamb. Loomer – Pastel Pack✝
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes (Green)
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

OUTFIT⊱ *KOPI*  Baseball Shirts – Red ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Creators Collection Box
SHOESMaitreya Low Sneakers – 017

✝ Gacha Prize

Photo taken @ Nouvelle’s Adventures


IE – Valentine Heart

[#343] One Life

You ask me to enter
but then you make me crawl
and I can’t keep holding on
to what you’ve got
When all you’ve got is hurt

One” –  Professional Murder Music  ♫Listen
Originally performed by U2

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I hope everyone’s doing well since the last entry. Things here are going the same which is always good, right? For this look I’ve got some new items from n21, Men Only Monthly, and the Signature Event that should wet your appetite. Let’s get into it right away, shall we?

lock&tuft has a new hair/hat combination you can purchase at the February/March round of n21 that just started back on the 20th. It’s called “ashton”. You can purchase various color packs or get the full pack with all of them. There are 3 different packs to choose from and all of them (full pack included) comes with a HUD for the hat, which has 9 different colors to choose from. It’s definitely not just a winter type hat, it has plenty of year round use so you don’t have to put it away soon when all of that cool weather moves out.

At the Signature Event you can pick up a pair of the new “Riley” jeans from {COLD-ASH}. These jeans come in six different denim colors and have a HUD for changing the belt color or hiding it altogether. The version I am wearing in this entry are the straight leg variety. You can also purchase the boot cut version in the same denim colors or as full packs. If you love wearing jeans then why not go for the gold and get them all! One more thing about the boot cut version, you get a choice of having the cut be high, mid, or low depending on the type of boot you want to wear. Sizes included for these jeans are: Classic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP for those of you with those mesh style bodies.

At Men Only Monthly, 7mad;Ravens has a new shirt for purchase. You can get the “Rags” shirt in five different styles and two different version of that style. It also has 3 different sizes for your avatar so you should be able to find just the right fit for your desired body choice but just in case try the demo if you are unsure; the best way you could go!

Lastly at the Modulus store you can pick up the Esteban skin which comes with both a brow base as well as a body shaper to make it look its very best; it comes in Bronze, Nude, Olive, and Tan. As with just about all of the skins made by Modulus, this has an option for just the face without brows while using your own. You can use the ones built in as an option and can also have facial hair by itself or all in one for a full look. Choose which one is best for you but there is truly no wrong way. For those of you who own a [SIGNATURE] Gianni Mesh Head, there is also a version of this skin as well at the Signature Event!

Now that you have all this information it’s time to leave you transportation to get to the stores and events currently featured in this post. As always…until next time, stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ lock&tuft – ashton ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ n21
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Mercury Eyes
FACEModulus – Esteban Skin ♯ ☆NEW
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ 7mad;Ravens Rags (V3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ MOM
JEANS⊱ {COLD-ASH} RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
SHOES..::ILLI::.. Mirko Sneakers

Photo taken @ The Fallen City

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{Picturesque Poses} ~ Paul (4)

[#342] This One’s A Fighter

Give ’em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we’re dead
Give me scars, give me pain
That’s when they’ll say to me
Say to me…
Say to me…
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter…

The Fighter” –  Gym Class Heroes (ft. Ryan Tedder)  ♫Listen

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For those of you who are unaware, the February edition of the SwagBag is going to be the last one. Luckily for those of you who were wanting to get some of the past boxes or have yet to get this month’s box you can go to their headquarters until the 6th of March and pick up any of the SwagBags for $2000. I’ve enjoyed receiving these boxes and I am a bit sad about them not continuing on but at least some really cool ideas and items came from them.

Inside the February SwagBag are two different pose sets from Come Soon Poses that feature boxing themes, one a singles pose set and the other made for couples. The gym backdrop is included and it’s just one of another well made releases from Come Soon. I enjoy their work and thought of an idea for using it and was finally able to put visuals to it.

Modulus is a contributor to the February round of Shiny Shabby with the “Ty” skin. This is a little bit different from their previous releases as there are three new different tones that have been added to the ones we already know. New to the brand are the Almond, Caramel, and Espresso tones and also have separate Omega or Signature appliers for the body. When I first saw the ad for this I thought it looked exactly like Tyrese Gibson but I’ve found out from a very good source that it was actually model/actor Tyson Beckford who the skin was designed after. Either way, it is surely a great looking skin.

I also picked up a few things to complete my boxing look, the INHUMANE shorts from BLACKX come in 5 different colors and to go with the next item I purchased from the marketplace I went with white.

Every boxer (no matter if it is professional or otherwise) needs to tape up their hands. There are not very many out there on for purchase that will work for Omega or [SIGNATURE] and that is what lead me to the MP. I picked up the white version of Mel Essence’s “Short Hand Wraps” They come in 3 different opacities (Light, Normal, and Dark).

It’s time for me to put the “wraps” on this entry so I will leave you with the credits and the transportation to get there so I can get to work on “knocking out” another entry. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

As always, until next time…stay stylish fellas.

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HAIR⊱ [CheerNo] Jolly * Dark (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Mocha)
FACE⊱ Modulus – Ty (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHORTS⊱ BLACKX: INHUMANE SHORTS (White) ♯ Marketplace
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – FULLBLACK

TAPE⊱ Mel Essence – Short Hand Wraps – White (Light) ♯ Marketplace

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*CS* Swag Boxe – Set – (Includes Scene) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Final)

[#341] A Hero’s Gonna Save Me Just In Time

I need a hero (to save me now)
I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero to save my life
A hero’ll save me (just in time)

Hero” –  Skillet  ♫Listen

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It doesn’t take much to realize that I am a big fan of super heroes, whether it be on the small screen, big screen, or in print form. I just can’t get enough of some of my favorites and like to learn as much as I can about them or pay tribute to them whenever possible.

One of my favorite shows on television right now is Arrow, even after 5 seasons I am still just as much of a fan as i was then. The people at Nobel Creations came out with a Gacha for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that had an essence of The Green Arrow character so I took the chance to jump on it. While getting all the pieces took a bit of work I finally was able to complete my mission while also being able to avoid any sort of copywrite infringement.

I created a fight scene where the Emerald Archer faces off on a rooftop against the Dark Archer (or even quite possibly more recently…Prometheus). By the time I was finished with my idea from conception to finalization, I was very happy with what came to be.

Other than the pieces from the outfit, the only new item currently at an event are the “Capriccio Eyes” from MESANGE that were also featured in the last post but I thought they were just so awesome that I needed to feature them again.

If you are a fan of role-playing or of just fantasy in general then I suggest you follow the path to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that I’ve left for you in the credits and take a look at the great items you can use for your own great adventures or photos.

That’s all I have for you this time but you’ll see me again soon…but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBASE⊱ Part of -Valiant- Brando Hair (No Longer Available)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Capriccio Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Applique
FACEVYC – BLADE Face + Body #1
BEARD⊱ Part of -Valiant- Brando Hair (No Longer Available)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

COAT⊱ [NC] – ULTRARARE – Emerald Arrow – Coat – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC
PANTS⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Pants – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC
BOOTS⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Boots – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC

QUIVER⊱ [NC] – Emerald Arrow – Quiver – Green ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TFGC

Photo taken @ OUTBREAK

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Maison – Punch ♯ @ Marketplace