[#610] Coffee And Cigarettes

 

Yeah, I have friends, but they have friends,
And they have parties, and I’m so awkward.
So what do you say, just as friends, we see a movie
This weekend, alright? Okay.

Never Shout Never, ♫Coffee and Cigarettes♫

 

The weekend is almost over already and it feels almost like it just started but oh well what can you do right? I needed a day or so to recharge and am back to what I know best and that’s showing off stuff I like and telling the world what I think about it in the best way I can (even though sometimes it comes out awkward).

A week of Skin Fair 2019 has gone by with another week left (it ends on the 24th, exactly a week from today). I’ve had a blast showcasing items from the event and there is still plenty more as well as ones you might not expect to see in a post here. Yep that’s right I am going to put my spin on some Skin Fair goodies that I might not have done in the past.

Today’s blog has items from stores I’ve blogged for the fair but have released more than one exclusive. I am going to start out with another skin from Vendetta in which is for either CATWA and Omega which is different from the last skin I featured as that was for the LeLutka specifically. It is a very youthful skin for those of you who tend to want your virtual selves to look younger but I’m sure that you can give it a more seasoned look with the right facial hair.

I paired it up with the “Desmond” shape from West End, which is for the CATWA “Daniel” head; both of them combined I think make a great combination. When I am looking through things and pairing them at random I never know what the results will be but with the look I put together here it turned out to be a good mix of designers.

Vendetta – Yvan Skin

  • CATWA and Omega applier (Sold Separately)
  • Available in 3 tones (04, 05 and 06)
  • Body skins are sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

West End – Desmond Shape

  • Shape for CATWA Daniel
  • Body shape and eyebrow shape included
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Time for me to also get a bit deeper into this current round of The Men Jail which has really been chock full of things (some of which I may not even get to blog before the round ends). I’ll start though with the Zule Hair by Letituier, which is a medium length curly hair that has a slight part on the left side. I would say this style has a lot of volume to it. The style itself is not one that I’ve worn much because it is not often that designers create it.

My awesome shirt is one of the latest from Gild. Garrete killed it with the “Interval-T One Arm” shirt, which is more like a modified turtleneck in retrospect as the neck is a bit longer than your usual sweater or shirt. There is also a slanted intended slash across the middle of the chest/abdomen area as well as the right arm completely missing to give it a unique fashion look.

I love standard clothing (jeans, shirts, jackets and the like) as much as the next person but wearing creative and functional items like this is also fun too. It also allows for a bit of fresh air to come through in these blogs so that they don’t get as stale as they could with wearing the same type of clothing all the time.

Rounding out my review of TMJ items in this blog is for the pose set from Navajo. I see their pose set ads on Flickr quite often and when I saw this set come through as part of the event, I found the right setting to use it at. “Bento Static Pose Pack 11” is a set of smoking poses with two of the poses having a mirrored version (a mesh cigarette for either hand is included).

I am not a smoker personally (I was a very long time ago) but it just wasn’t really a good plan for me personally so if I can do it without harm virtually then (or in a potential role-play situation) that’s fine but I also at the same time am not promoting it. I see younger people take it up at staggering ages as compared to when I was in that age frame.

Letituier – Zule Hair

  • Original mesh
  • Resize script in hair
  • 6 different color HUDs (Sold Separately)
  • FATPACK is also available
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Gild – Interval-T One Arm

  • Original mesh
  • Black, Gray and White versions
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)

Navajo – Bento Static Pose Pack 11

  • Bento capable poses
  • 4 poses (with 2 mirrored ones)
  • Left and Right hand cigarette prop
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

Today is also St. Patrick’s Day, many people all over the world (that are not likely even Irish) will celebrate by drinking copious amounts of beer to eating Corned Beef and Cabbage (which is also a tradition on this day). I myself in the real world are not Irish but my virtual heritage is so I am getting together with a few friends and just hanging out.

I hope that anyone who is out there celebrating that you stay safe and make sure you get home as well without any trouble. Many will wake up with the headache the size of a double decker bus but hit the shower get some coffee and swallow down a few aspirin and get back to it. Fun start to the week for that lot of people.

On that note I am gonna take the opportunity to wrap up this post and leave you all with the style credits. Enjoy the last remaining hours of the weekend and see you back here again for the next one…byeeeeee!

 

And I’ll hope that Saturday will be the day
When everything feels okay.

 

POSE: Navajo – Bento Static Pose Pack 11 @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Letitueir – Zule Hair @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2
SKIN: Vendetta – YVAN (Tone 04) @ Skin FairNEW
SHAPE: West End – Desmond @ Skin FairNEW

TOP: Gild – Interval-T One Arm (White) @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: Gild – Soft Leather Easy Pants (Basic)

 

[#602] Signs

“Listen to me
I’m not saying it’s impossible
Maybe I just need a little sympathy
Though I’m guessing it would help
If I opened my heart to somebody”

Captives, ♫Signs♫

 

The third month of the year is already here and somehow I felt as though I blinked and the first two months just happened to slip away from me. It’s been a few days since my last post but I’ve been kind of dealing with some issues outside of the virtual world and a few inside of it as well. It’s nothing major in the larger scope of things but enough to where it’s thrown me off kilter just slightly.

Sadly it was a parting of ways with one of the brands I’ve been blogging for the longest since I started my journey and in some ways trying to get passed it was a harder hurdle than I imagined but after a lot of reflection, I truly feel like I was blessed to be a part of it and moving on is healthy and a part of the life cycle. I’ll be the first to admit though that change is not something I enjoy but dwelling on things isn’t a great idea either so I am looking at it as opening up a new opportunity with another brand who will utilize what I have to offer.

Right now my main focus is on being a part of an event that I’ve enjoyed as a consumer and am now getting the chance to be a part of as a blogger. Skin Fair will be open in just over 3 days (at the time this gets posted it will be at least 3). While the majority of the event is geared towards females, I can tell you that I will make sure that the male equivalent of the event is featured and spotlight shown on the excellent skins, shapes, and add-ons (such as tattoos).

This is my first post for the event so pardon me a bit if I’m a bit nervous doing this. Once I get in a post or so the nerves will wear off and it’ll be just like all the other stores that I promote as well as events (to which at the moment there is only one monthly one).

Usually my look when it comes to shapes is normally something that’s been custom made for me or I tweak some that I’ve purchased. Skin Fair is a medium where I have the ability to test out shapes and show them in action (so to speak) as they were intended without any tweaking. Take for instance the shape I am wearing by West End named “Bradley”. It’s for the new LeLutka “Guy” bento head and I think it looks very charming with lean and chiseled body features that along with the “Mario” skin by Stray Dog really sizzle.

The second of my two Skin Fair featured releases is the “Bubo” tattoo from INKer. There are a lot of intricate things detailed throughout this skin such as the mandala type shapes as well as Native American influences. The back piece has a pretty awesome looking skeleton which really calls attention to it. Users of the Signature mesh bodies will be happy to have this ink in their aresenal but for those of you with other mesh bodies it will sadly not work for you as it is exclusive to Gianni and Geralt.

West End – Bradley Shape

  • For use with LeLutka Guy bento mesh head
  • Can be modified to suit individual needs
  • Coming to Skin Fair 03/08/19

INKer – Bubo Tattoo

  • Signature Body Applier Only
  • Dark, Medium or Light Opacity
  • Coming to Skin Fair 03/08/19

I‘ve recently become a new blogger for the lock&tuft hairstore and this is my second official blog for the store. It’s truly an honor to be able to blog these hairs and also have had some input into recent ideas and names of them such as the “Stay Down” side swept hair that I am wearing for this look. There are a lot of fun color choices for you hair fanatics. The full packs are a great value and worth every single dollar spent on it (of course I mean lindens for those who might have wondered).

To put it the best way I can, I feel the look I’ve put together has a combination of edge along with sensitivity which meets up with the song of choice for this entry. Captives is a fairly recent band that I’ve discovered who only have two single songs out one of them being “Signs” which speaks to me loud and clear as I have felt quite a bit of what the lyrics are talking about.

Some days I feel the weight of anxiety as if it were a ton weighed upon my chest and a lot of times I don’t feel like I should burden anyone with it which is not a great idea but that’s one of the reasons that I have this blog. I can take pictures and write about things if I want to so that I don’t have to drag anyone else down with me on the days that I’m not my best.

Getting back to lock&tuft, it is a brand I’ve followed for some time and believe it will continue to grow and prosper and I look forward to seeing this first hand. This hair is badass and you can find it at Men Only Monthly which is only about halfway through their current February/March round.

lock&tuft – Stay Down

  • Original Mesh
  • 5 color packs available
  • FATPACK option also available
  • Exclusively at Men Only Monthly until 03/15/19

Now that I’ve just about finished my first entry for Skin Fair I feel a little bit more relieved which I was hoping to feel by the time I got to the end. From some of the items I’ve looked through I can definitely say that I’m going to really enjoy sharing them with everyone and if any of my posts help even one person to take a trip to Skin Fair then I’ll have succeeded in my mission.

On that note it is time for me to hand the baton over to the style credits and let them do their job. You know where I got the items now you can go grab them yourselves (except in the case of Skin Fair as it doesn’t open until the 08th). Get your shopping on and I’ll see you all back here soon for more cool swag and news.

 

“We’re all waiting for an answer
But we don’t see the signs
I’m hiding in the background while
They all live their lives”

POSE: Animosity – Joey

BACKDROP: Isuka – In My Head Backdrop

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Stay Down @ M.O.M.NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW
SHAPE: West End – Bradley (LeLutka Guy Shape) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Inker – Bubo Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

PANTS: Gabriel – Cotton Pants (Black)