[#337] I’ve Got A Good Feeling

Like I know how I’m feeling
scraping me off the ceiling
Back to that good feeling

Good Feeling” –  Travis  ♫Listen

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There are so many great events currently going on and some that are just around the corner. It’s been such a crazy time trying to keep up with it all but I hope that I’ve chosen some of the best new items mixed in with some great ones I’ve shown you in the past to make another great look. Of course you can mix and match your favorite things like I do just to put your best look forward. In this installment, I have two new items (one from The Fetish Fair and the other from 2nd Level), and also a look into one of my newest sponsors: Reach, who create Bento Shapes to surely put some sizzle in the steak if you catch my drift.

The Fetish Fair has been going for a while now and there’s only a few days left, but I finally managed to showcase the “Andreas” skin from Stray Dog; I paired it with the Mathias shape from Reach which was made specifically to enhance the look. I’m really impressed with Stray Dog, and not only do they give you a regular skin but also include variations like freckles and in this case hickeys for those guys who get a little wild around town.

Image Essentials, who is also one of my new sponsors have a really neat pose prop that can be purchased at the 2nd Level event. It is a Segway that contains 6 unisex poses and a HUD in which you can change the color of the two wheeled joyride machine. Though just so you don’t hurt yourself, it is a static pose prop and cannot move like your normal vehicles can.

Items in this post that are not from any current events include the “Juno” pose set from RK Poses, “Joseph Cargo Shorts” from RIOT, the “Baron” tattoo from ISUKA that was first made available at the January SIGNATURE event, and also the “Tactical Flip” Boots from [VALE KOER], and lastly the “Luca” hair from MINA.

Now that you know what the score is, head out and go to all of these stores and events and get your shop on. Maybe I’ll see you out there but if I don’t…you know the drill. Stay stylish, fellas! And your taxi’s await!

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HAIRMINA – Luca
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Blue)  ♯ @ M.O.M (Feb)
FACE⊱ STRAY DOG -ANDREAS – BUTTERMILK ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Fetish Fair
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
SHAPEReach – Matthias Male Shape ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOOISUKA Baron [Signature]

SHORTSRIOT / Joseph Cargo Shorts
BOOTS[VALE KOER] TACTICAL FLIP

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IE – Segway ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ 2nd Level
RK Poses – Juno (1)

[#335] Today Was The Greatest…

Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I’m might not have that long…

Today” –  The Smashing Pumpkins  ♫Listen

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Towards the end of my last post, I had mentioned that Vista Animations were set to release their Bento PROHANDS for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. I’m happy to report that sometime shortly after publishing it, the hands are indeed out and available for purchase. What’s even better is that for those who already had the SLink version you could buy them for a reduced price of half the cost as an “UPGRADE” option. It has the same features and animations as the SLink Physique version and I recommend either product for those of you who want more functionality with your virtual digits.

This time out I combined a little old with the new that I’ve acquired and mixed it all together to make a casual look. I’m excited about some of these items so I’m going to get right into it.

The Men’s Dept. is back once more and I’m wearing the new “WADE” jacket from {COLD-ASH}. It’s a nice open leather jacket that has an optional shirt that you can turn on or off as well as colorize it if you want to; the package includes the aforementioned HUD along with Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, SLink Physiqe and TMP sizes as well as a non-materials version you can unpack if you would rather wear it that way.

Last time I had on the Go&See “Kevin” skin that you can pick up at The Crossroads event. I have another new skin from the event by one of my favorite skin designers, Modulus. You may be wondering why they might be a favorite since they’ve only started selling skins. It’s fairly easy, before establishing the Modulus brand, Chucky Hollak, was the creator behind Fruk skins. I was very excited upon learning he was returning back to his roots which I may have mentioned in a previous entry as well. With a great attention to detail, Modulus is most certainly a hard working brand. There have already been modifications as Chucky is a perfectionist and as a consumer, I can’t help but admire that he wants to make sure that everyone gets the best.

The “Oskar” skin comes in the usual shades that are synonymous with the brand (Cream, Nude, Beige, Olive, Bronze, and Tan). I have also learned that at the their flagship store, they have released the appliers that are compatible with the Bento PROHANDS. What also differentiates this release from the “Milo” skin that was previously released is besides the eyebrow/no eyebrow option, you also get a beard option and a combination of all three as well. Also included is a shape to make you look your best while wearing it.

Making their returns to complete out this look are the RIOT “Lennon Long Line Jeans” which have a great fit for the Gianni body that I am wearing and also the fame femme “Kori” sneakers that were available last year at The Men’s Department. Considering that I bought the full pack of these shoes I’m bound to find other great colors to use with jeans such as these. It’s the perfect look for a night out with the fellas or even a date night to make a good visual impression. Also still available from Men Only Monthly for a few more days are the “Ardor” eyes from Avi-Glam. The blue iris tone is pretty close to my own real eyes so I wanted to go with them one more time.

Now that I’ve taken up a little of your time and given you some excellent information, I’m going to make my way back to hotwire that old school car and go for a joy ride (just kidding!) Best shopping to all and until the next as always, stay stylish fellas! Here’s the taxi’s just waiting to take you to great shopping.

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HAIRlock&tuft – Tegan
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Hazel)  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACE⊱ Modulus – Oskar Skin  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ {COLD-ASH} WADE Leather Jacket ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANSRIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans
SHOESfame femme: Chucks  – Kori – 01

Photo taken @ Time Portal

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[#334] Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Do you really want to make me cry?
Precious kisses words that burn me
Lovers never ask you why

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?   Culture Club  ♫Listen

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One of the things that I like about blogging is the thought and creativity that goes into it. From putting together items you might already have in your “closet” or from things you’ve recently picked up at an event right down to those that are provided by sponsoring Stores.

I always think of things and I jot them down as I generally base my photos off of a song or even a music video. Sometimes even things come to me on the fly which is one of the best things about the creative process. This posting is proof of that.

When I started putting my look together I started thinking to myself “Wow, I’m channeling Boy George a little with this”. Which is when I knew that I had to pick either a song from the Culture Club or by George himself (by George…slap your knee if you are old enough to get that one). Having been a part of the decade of the 80’s it kind of makes it sort of memorable for me. I’m a person who appreciates music in all forms because it takes creativity of one person or a group of people to make things come to life. Pop music was a major player in the 80’s as was Culture Club. It was something that was kind of fresh and new and that’s how I would like to think of myself as when it comes to making posts to this site.

Before I get too far off track, I want to tell you about some of the new releases featured in this entry starting with the Stabler Hair/Hat combination from lock&tuft. It is part of a Gacha machine but it is unisex so both the fellas and the gals can utilize it if you have extras or just want to give gifts. The hat portion comes with a HUD that gives you a choice of 3 different cloth choices (Contrast Wool, Wool, and Linen) in a variety of colors. There are also three different colors that you can change on the band of the hat. This is available right now at SaNaRae until the 18th of February.

The Crossroads returns with a new February round and a new look. They’ve done some renovating but you can still find some excellent items as you’ve come to expect from the event. I’ve got a double dose of goodness from G0&See. The “Kevin” skin comes in the usual tones from the store which include: Goth, Pale, Tan and Dark Tan. It was created with Catwa Bento and [GA.EG] in mind with an included shape, but it also comes with a shape for LOGO bodies as well.

The second item you can get from Go&See from The Crossroads are the “Garden” eyes. There are 10 tones included in the HUD but it is only for the CATWA mesh eyes. These eyes are quite different from my normal but I like the choices that are included.

For the outfit, this is one that I had tucked away for safe keeping, PRISM’s Leroy outfit. I chose the black version because that is what I feel suits me best. It has sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and TMP with options for Materials or No Materials. I do have to warn you that I did try on the version for SLink (as that is the body I am wearing) but the shirt seemed to poke through the vest portion so I chose to use the Standard Fitmesh and it seemed to work a lot better. I love the look of it despite the slight fitting snafu.

Vista Animations released a pair of Bento hands not long ago and I was on the fence about getting them as right now they are only in the Beta stages but updates are free for life if you choose to purchase them. I had not heard any complaints through social media or on the grid so I broke down and bought them. I must admit they are pretty cool and they come with preset skin tones for Akeruka and Clef de Peau skins (which I wear pretty often) but also have the option if you choose to buy the Omega System Applier, any skin can be applied to it giving a seamless look. It comes with 12 preset hand poses (gestures). You can also find poses from various pose stores that have made animations that work with them. It is very neat some of the things you can do that you couldn’t previously with standard hands or their mesh successors. I’d encourage you to go check them out and they cost about $999. If you are not a SLink body fan, they should be releasing a [SIGNATURE] Gianni version as soon as sometime this week so stay tuned for that.

Alright now for the last thing, we have new shoes from Kauna in the form of the “Monk Strap” shoes that are currently for sale at this month’s FaMESHed round. It comes in standard and [SIGNATURE] Gianni sizes and has a HUD to control coloring for 6 different areas on the shoe, also the included built in socks, and also the buckles. They are definitely a must have as far as dress shoes go for the fellas. Everything is well made from the textures down to the functionality of the HUD.

I would like to take a quick moment to give a shout out to Adalynne Romano of {Picturesque Poses} for giving me a review copy of her “Paul” pose set. I think all of the poses in it are nicely done and I hope at some point to be able to get to use them all. She’s just started the venture but I have a feeling great things are going to come so keep an eye out for poses from her store. If you look below you’ll find a taxi ride to take you there!

Now that you have some new shopping ideas it’s time for me to continue on with my trip down memory lane and leave you with the credits. As always…until next time, keep it stylish fellas!

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HAIR/HAT⊱ lock&tuft – stabler (short) variety ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SaNaRae
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See * Garden * ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
FACE⊱ Go&See * Kevin * Pale ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHAND SLINK MALE – V1BETA ≠ ☆NEW
BODYSLink – Physique Male Body v2.03

OUTFITPRISM for MEN – Leroy Outfit  V.1 Black
SHOES⊱ Kauna – Monk Strap Shoes ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed

BACKDROP[Bad Unicorn] 03 Hype-Beast Backdrop

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{Picturesque Poses} ~ Paul (2 M)