[#513] Dark Necessities

Do you want this love of mine?
Darkness helps us all to shine
Do you want it? Do you want it now?

Do you want it all the time?
But darkness helps us all to shine
Do you want it? Do you want it now?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, ♫Dark Necessities

Normally when I set up scenes I find a really good sim to photograph myself in or a backdrop (possibly even try to attempt to decorate something myself if I’m inspired enough) but this time I decided to go very bare bones and with some choice lighting I decided to give shadows and the dark a try to convey the visual that I’m looking to portray.

The Men Jail opens its cell doors up tomorrow for the new round and while I was looking through all the fun assortment of items I came across something I normally do not see at events or even most of the stores that I frequent. RL Fashion released a mesh razor that fits in your mouth so it looks like you are holding it between your lips and teeth. I feel that it reminds me a little bit of one of the scenes in The Dark Knight where The Joker is telling Rachel Dawes a version of the story about how he got his scars and goes on to say that he stuck a razor in his mouth which is what caused them.

With that in mind I kind of created my own scene in my head with someone that isn’t all right in the brain space with a razor in his mouth but let me preface this and say that cutting is not a healthy choice but some feel that it is necessary to deal with some of the things that life throws their way. I wish for no one to harm themselves and if there is a way to seek guidance and help for situations like this, please talk to someone.

The razor prop while it is unique I feel has one small fatal flaw, it is rigged and cannot be resized or adjusted which might be a problem for some users. It seemed to work well with my Vista Animations “Gerard” head with the right facial animation but I cannot vouch for anyone other mesh head products.

This blog post is likely one of the most simple ones I’ve done in probably any of the ones I have done (and I’ve likely said that before but this truly is trying to be creative in the most minimalist way possible. Having a great background behind you is a lot of fun but doing things you may not have tried before or have been too afraid to (such as not keeping the background free to help set the mood of the photo).

For my outfit I am using an item that had once been featured at The Men Jail but was before I was chosen as an official blogger. The owner of the Joker’s Asylum store is someone I talk to from time to time and I feel like we are friends considering our passion for certain fictional characters which is a great friendship building tool.

The “Straight Jacket Outfit” is something I consider just as unique as the mouth razor and something you might not generally see in a lot of places. It’s not your traditional straight jacket or asylum patient’s attire. It really has a style to it which coincides with some of the things I like (I’m not always straight formal wear or urban wear; I like to mix it up.) I knew the right time for this would come in handy much like a lot of the things I purchase at events and don’t blog right away, they have their time and place…this would be it.

Joker’s Asylum Straight Jacket Outfit features:

  • 100% mesh construction
  • Consists of three parts (Jacket, Vest and Pants)
  • Pants have two types (regular leg and bootcut)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt and Gianni)

Since I said I would be keeping this brief I feel that wrapping things up for this post will be a good idea. There’s plenty of things that I’d like to get into especially some of my TMD items as well as the great new Cold-Ash boots from the event as well. There are also new styles from Modulus for me to work with as well as some other fun stuff.

Also I in future posts I may be using items from the Men’s Only Hunt that started up on the 1st of the month. It’s always fun going hunting for some really cool prizes and from some of the ads I have seen for things that are part of the hunt…I need to get a jump on that before I find myself out of time to grab them. I should be back to my norm and out on location for my next work or using a backdrop but it was nice trying to do something different and maybe it will give me more inspiration to do it again in the future or it will be a lesson not be as adventurous…we shall see.

So until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

OUTFIT: Joker’s Asylum – Straight Jacket Outfit (Brown)

RAZOR: RL Fashion – The Mens Razor In The Mouth ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (08/08 – 08/28)

POSE: WRONG & The Owl – Static Male Pose #7

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[#500] It’s Where My Demons Hide

They say it’s what you make
I say it’s up to fate
It’s woven in my soul
I need to let you go

Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can’t escape this now
Unless you show me how

Imagine Dragons, ♫Demons

In less than a week, America will be celebrating Independence Day and there will be celebrations and fireworks all over but today myself and this blog are celebrating something else entirely. The milestone 500th entry on these pages has finally been set and there were many times that I never thought that I could make it this far and that I would run out of ideas or I would never improve but through perseverance combined with determination and hard work here I am.

Blogging as many of my colleagues can tell you can be a lot of work and tons of effort to get the right style, angle, windlight setting and combine it sometimes with a few light touch ups in their favorite photo manipulation software to bring what you see on website blogs and also Flickr itself. It can prove to be exhausting at times as well but when you finally see the results of your work live and see it receive any kind of positive reception no matter how big or small it is, the feeling of accomplishment washes away any of the doubt you might have had during the process.

For me blogging is a lot like therapy (I’ve referred to it as cheap therapy at times) because it sometimes help deal with issues I’ve personally experienced or the hurt of someone close to me when they’ve needed my shoulder. To be able to come up with scenes to create visual digital art can be difficult as well or might come easy to you depending on the situation; it also can help bring a little light into what seem like dark times and struggles.

Before I get on with the technical stuff I want to thank a lot of people and I’m pretty sure that they all know who they are so I don’t have to single them out. They are the ones that have supported me through the beginning stages of this blog when my skills were not nearly what they are today or what they can be tomorrow. Also those who have come along the way to give input and lend support during the course of this 4 year journey that will continue on until I see it no longer viable. Friends and family have also made this easier with their support and encouraging me to never give up on something I love so dearly.

To the brands and events past and present that have given me the opportunity to showcase their items when others wouldn’t even look at me sideways, I thank you for the opportunity because it’s your products that fuel my passion to create and make the best digital photos in a virtual world. Our loyalty to one another is something that I will never forget.

Lastly to anyone who has ever viewed this site whether it be on purpose or by accident but took away something when they closed it out, I appreciate you as well because knowing that what I do has been viewed and occasionally commented on shows that besides the love I have for it, it not all for nothing. Keep coming back and I will do my best to help you find great clothing, accessories, poses, and now and again furniture.

This dream is very much alive for me and has plenty of fuel to burn for a long time to come.

Go&See is a brand that I find has a wide variety of unique products from skins to makeup and also eyes which is what I’ve got here in this post for you to see. “Equa” is the very most recent release by the brand that I find to be very cool. Now I hope that I’ve done them justice in the close up photo that I took because one of my weaknesses that I feel like I need to work on is getting better close up shots to get a good view of the eyes. I recommend them for those of you that like to do horror or sci-fi role-playing. You could just as well wear them for normal every day if you want as well and you would certainly stand out in the crowd.

Go&See – Equa Eyes

  • Catwa Eyes Only
  • 10 different iris colors
  • Available @ Shiny Shabby until July 15th

It is not often enough that I’m able to pair two different products by the same brand but for this look I was able to merge two different items by Gild. Originally I picked up the BadHeat Jacket during the Ironwood Hills “Paranoia” event but did not have the right idea to make it useful and as brought in some newer items like their “Mods Slim Pants” at Hipster Men’s Event, I came up with the idea you are seeing on this page. Gild is a store with unique clothing and when I see something from the brand that I like I enjoy using it in my wardrobe.

Gild – BadHeat Jacket

  • Black (wearing) or Brown Jacket (Sold Separately)
  • Plain or Bloody Version Included
  • Sizes included: Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Resizable neck chain also included

Gild – Mods Slim Pants with Side Gore Boots

  • Studded belt included
  • Side Gore boots included
  • 5 colors to choose from (sold separately)
  • Fatpack option available
  • Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Currently @ Hipster Men’s Event until July 16th

Rarely do I ever venture away from Modulus when it comes to wearing hair but for this photo I had to deviate from my norm because I just didn’t have the right feeling. I came across the latest hair from Vango named “Aaron” and it is a long style that reminds me of one my favorite actors, Brandon Lee, who was only around for a short time. This hair spoke to me (not literally of course) and was instantly a part of my vision for this look and I knew it might be a style that I would go back to when it suited my needs for a long hairstyle of that sort.

Vango – Aaron

  • Two Different Styles Included
  • 5 color packs available
  • Naturals pack and Fatpack options
  • Currently @ Men Only Monthly until July 15th

As I close out this 500th post I feel that it is like a chapter of this blog is ending and turning over to the next 500 posts to come. I think with all the new advents in the virtual world who knows what kind of great things I’ll be able to share with the world and I look forward to doing it. Take each day a step at a time and never take more than one step because who knows what could be missed.

I hope everyone has a safe 4th of July and I know I’ll be posting again by or before then but thought I’d get it out of the way early. Until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Vango – Aaron ✦ NEW @ M.O.M. (06/2007/15)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Equa ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby (06/2007/15)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Gild – BadHeat Jacket with Chain Loop – Black
PANTS: Gild – Mods Slim Pants with Sidegore Boots (Red) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Static Male Poses – 25 ✦ Previously Blogged

[#497] In The Name Of Love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed on an empty beach.
One man betrayed with a kiss

U2, ♫Pride (In The Name Of Love)

The month of June is Pride month so I thought I may take a minute to post a blog to show my support for the LGBTQ community and the friends and family that encompass it. The world is a very different place for a reason as there are four seasons, many different races and cultures, there are also varying preferences in relationships and I think that if everyone had the same thoughts, feelings, ideas and agendas that we might as well all be robots because free will would be dead.

I believe as the back of my shorts reads “Love is love” and I also believe that it doesn’t have to just strictly be the opposite gender, nor does it have to be exact same age groups. The feeling of love can be one of the greatest things you can feel and it empowers you to go out to be the best you can and as humans we should do our very best to embrace it not to try and put a pillow over it and smother it. I’m not going to write a whole essay because that’s not my aim but I am at least giving just a little glimpse into personal thoughts and that can be a rarity at times.

This blog entry is pretty simplistic as I am featuring one product and as I was deciding on how I was going to show it I found myself doing something that I normally do not do and that’s take the photo from an angle behind me as I’m looking out into the ocean of one of coolest locations that is a part of a collection of sims, Baja Norte. It’s been some time since I visited the place and I thought it was overdue for me to see what kind of scene I could capture there.

I am wearing one of the newest releases from ExalteD that can be found at The Men Jail, which is currently going strong and has just about over a week left for this current round. There’s quite a lot of things that I like about these shorts and one of them as that they do not conform to my legs like cellophane and the FATPACK is pretty sweet on top of that.

ExalteD – Sports Shorts FATPACK Features:

  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) & Signature (Gianni)
  • 7 different colors to choose from
  • 2 Special versions with “Pride” across the front and “Love Is Love” on the back

The Men Jail runs until the 28th so get yourself booked to shop before then or you will miss out on the wide variety of products available for you to bring home.

For those of you also interested I’ll be leaving you a taxi for Baja Norte which if you are a blogger or photographer and wish to drop poses and props of your own there is a group available for that at a cost of 250L but grants you rezz access to the following locations:

  • Baja Bay
  • Baja Cove
  • Baja Sands
  • Baja Shore
  • Baja Tides & also Storybrooke Gardens

All this time taking this photo at such a lovely location it makes me really want to take a vacation to a place like this just to relax but since that option is not available to me I’ll just have to frequently visit these lovely beach areas and relax in a completely different way. That about wraps up this blog entry but I really enjoyed putting this together and am content with the results of my work. Allows me to become even more comfortable with trying different views and angles that I didn’t think I would try before. Until the next time our paths cross take care and for me it’s,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Baja Norte


BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHORTS: ExalteD – Sport Shorts – FATPACK ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Static Male Poses – 37 ✦ Previously Blogged

[#492] There’s A Light Up Ahead

Take this heart of darkness
I give it up
and all the emptiness
you fill it up
The times that I feel nothing
you bring enough
So I can live for something
You lift me up!

Further Seems Forever, ♫Light Up Ahead

June is now upon us and it seems like time sure does fly because it just feels like the year just started but we’re already halfway through it. The start of a new month means the restocked events that we love like FaMESHed, The Men’s Department, and of course for those of you Gachapon addicts…THE ARCADE! I hope that while I’m working to get caught up with things that I’ll have items from all these events so that you can get a taste of them from my perspective.

It’s been a while since I’ve covered anything from the Shiny Shabby event so I find myself in luck that my good people at Modulus have released a new hair at the event that honestly has me super excited. It seems a bit suspect that I’m totally gaga over a product by a brand that I’m a blogger for but if you know anything about me then you know that I blog for brands that I love and believe in and Modulus is one of those at the top and I’ve been a blogger for them from just about the beginning and it can easily be verified with little effort.

Okay! The details about this latest Modulus release from Shiny Shabby…the hair is named “Godfrey” and what makes this different from most of the releases is that you really do not need a hairbase for this. It is a parted hair with the side part built right into it without needing a hairbase as I just mentioned. Sometimes I have to resize hair to fit and make it look like it should on my head but I had to do very little with this and it’s made the “Godfrey” one of my top 5 faves of the hair releases in the last 6 months or so since Modulus started releasing products in the Alpha hair line.

40 different color options to choose from broken down into 5 different color HUDs all with an integrated color picker to add an extra bit of flavor in a sense. Of course you can purchase the packs separately or you can get all of them in a FATPACK for extra savings and then not worry about that moment when you wish you had bought more than one pack because you’re feeling like a change. I honestly think this hairstyle is old school cool and a bit vintage as well as unique because you don’t see anything like it out on the grid (but I have a feeling that it is going to trend but you saw it from Modulus first!)

Shiny Shabby is currently going strong and you have until the 15th of June to take a look at this great hair and add it to your style closet.

Go&See has released quite a few products lately including several eye packs as well as the skin that Brena is wearing, who as you can see has tagged along for this photo because I thought it would be a fun idea to throw her into the mix a bit more when I can and the ideas are there. I’ll get more to her in a bit but first I will tell you all about my peepers.

“Sparkle” is just one of two packs of the same name that you can currently find at the SaNaRae event and it is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul; it could also be said that these eyes are a good visual to prove that fact. There are 10 different color iris’ to choose from and I went with the closest blue to what my real eyes look like. The detail of them is super stunning and I’m not sure any photo taken in-world can do them justice, it is just something that has to be seen for itself.

They can easily be used for every day or you could use them also for any kind of role-playing situation you might find yourself in (if that is one of your hobbies). SaNaRae has just recently opened so there is plenty of time but in case your wallet has taken a pounding from The Arcade, you still have until the 18th of June to catch these eyes.

Lately I’ve been using a lot of poses from the store, WRONG, but with good reason as I really do love the poses that are made and also the collabs they do with The Owl store as well. It helps me create things that I have in my head a little bit easier which makes putting things together slightly less manic and stressful. I’ve been to several events they’ve released new products at and couldn’t resist picking them up knowing that even if I didn’t use them right that second that I would have a use for them.

I’m not sure how the numbering really works with them but this pose pack is the “Bento Static Male Poses – 37” which if they’ve come out with 37 different pose sets…that’s really super impressive! The somewhat funny part is that I likely have 3/4 of them and likely would go to their store and claim the ones that I previously didn’t own. To be perfectly honest I’d love to blog for them someday and maybe that could be a reality but for now that’s not a point. This pack contains 4 different bento static stand poses of high quality.

You can find this pose set at the current round of Ultra which the doors will close for this round on the 10th of June which gives you over a week to go take a look at their booth which has other pose sets as well so there’s plenty of posing options for you and your photography.

Brena has come out to assist me for this post and she has a little bit of everything going on with her look, some things older and previously blogged as noted and a few things that may not be new but are new to her along with one new product at a current event, so let’s dive into the specifics shall we?

Earlier in the post I talked about new releases from Go&See which one of them were the eyes I am wearing and the other is “Tina”, the skin that Brena is wearing. This is the first time I’ve used a skin from Go&See that was not male and I’m rather impressed by all the options that come along with them as far as brows and freckles for the face and all the body skin options.

The face skin works for both Catwa and Omega enabled mesh heads which is great for me because Brena’s noggin of choice is LeLutka’s “Chloe”. I felt that when I was putting her together I didn’t want to give her a CATWA head because I know so many people with them that I wanted to diversify from it. There is also a plus that the HUDs for the head are ridiculously awesome and are jam packed with features. However, with that said there’s always pro’s and con’s to everything which I won’t get into here because then it would turn a simple blog into nearly a manifesto of some sort.

Getting back to the face, it comes in 8 tones (Albi, Goth, Pale, Summer, Tan, Dark Tan, Tropic, and Cola) with 5 brow options (No brows, white brows, light brows, dark brows, and brow with freckles) which gives you a lot of options to find that right combination to make your girl face super pretty! The body appliers in the same 8 tones as the face skins are sold separately and have so many options that it just blows my mind and would take me forever to try to explain them all so I’m going to give you the abridged version. There are several styles of breasts as well as butts which also gives you a lot of customization to work with all on an Omega applier which will work for just about every body out there.

For attire she tagged the lucky boards at Petit Mort and came home with a flowery camisole and some jeans. She did also get some really great rose printed flats but those didn’t make it into the shot so I may have to photograph them down the line because they are really nice and well worth hanging around the store for the first letter of your name to spring up.

By now I’m sure you’ve either skipped to the credits or just got tired of reading altogether and I don’t blame you because I do tend to get wordy when I get on a roll with writing these things but if you managed to make it here to the end I applaud you and thank you for taking the time to see what all I had to say. Hopefully soon I’ll be getting back to a more regular schedule with blog posts, it’s been a seemingly wild past month but the ideas are still inside my brain and I look forward to sharing them.

Until our paths cross again…onto the next conversation


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Godfrey Hair ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby (05/2006/15)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Sparkle ✦ NEW @ SaNaRaE (05/2606/18)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Deadwool – Lorenzo Shirt


HAIR: nani – Kenna V2 Hair [Fatpack] ✦ Group GiftPreviously Blogged
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Tina ✦ NEW @ Blush (05/2806/25)
EYESHADOW: Veechi – Spring Cut Crease
LIPSTICK: Veechi – Berry Lip Tint
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

TOP: Petite Mort– Pink Lacey Print Cami
JEANS: Petite Mort– Drty Drkwash Highwaist Skinny’s


BACKDROP: Pseudo – Mod Art Backdrop


POSE: WRONG – Bento Static Male Poses – 37 ✦ NEW @ Ultra (05/1506/10)
POSE: Gingerfish – Cultivate

[#488] The Nights

Once upon a younger year,
When all our shadows disappeared,
The animals inside came out to play.
Went face to face with all our fears,
Learned our lessons through the tears,
Made memories we knew would never fade.

Avicii, ♫The Nights

While I may not be the most knowledgeable about the life and music of Avicii, I do know that whenever a someone from the music community passes away it has a profound affect on those whose listen and feel their work. I’ve been an audiophile for most of my life and there have been many brilliant lights that have dimmed for a variety of reasons and the effect of their loss is very profound even if we as fans had never had any real correspondence with them.

They all sting and they all hurt.

Lately I’ve been taking a listen to Avicii’s work and the genre is not a specific favorite I can see why he had so many fans because you could feel the passion in what he did and the theme I chose for this post was something I took a deeper look into and the words in it which really get you to think on a higher level. It was a tragic end to a dream come true for someone so skilled and talented at what he did and on behalf of your fans I thank you for your contributions and for having been able to share the universe with you.

At Uber, Native Urban released a jacket in memory of Tim Bergling (Avicii) and I think it is a fitting and fantastic product that I definitely have enjoyed wearing. The “Bergling” Jacket comes with quite a few options such as 12 different colors of leather and the included t-shirt has 10 different color options including an graphic tee with an excerpt from “The Nights” which serves as the soundtrack to this post and I suggest if you have not heard this song to click the link and give it a listen with an open mind and an open heart.

You will find the “Bergling” Jacket has sizes to fit Belleza, Signature (Gianni), and SLink Physique male mesh bodies.

The pants I am wearing can also be found at the Uber event and are from the Lenox store which I’ve featured a time or two in previous blogs. I enjoy their work and most of the time when they have a new release that I like I tend to always buy the FATPACK because I know I will use more than one option than what I bought it for at the time.

The “Moto Jeans” come in 6 leather types and are sold both as single pairs or as a FATPACK that includes all the colors. As you can see I am wearing the black version of the pants because I felt that is what worked best with the type of leather I chose to wear on the jacket. These leather pants come fitted for Belleza (Jake), Nyramith (Aesthetic), and Signature (Gianni) male bodies.

Uber runs until the 21st of May so you still have just under a week to go check it out. The “Bergling” Jacket will move to the Native Urban main location and marketplace on the 22nd of May in case you miss out on the event.

The hairstyle that I am sporting comes from one of my longest standing blog partners, Modulus, and this is one that you will not want to miss.

The “Shawn” hair is currently available at FaMESHed but there is a catch, it is a limited edition so once the event ends you will not see this product again ever. It will not be sold on the marketplace or in their store. This hair is the first to also introduce new hair tones which have gone from 25 to a whopping 40 in all which gives you that much more flexibility when it comes to getting that right color for your style. What is also new about this release is it debuts the “roots” color pack which I am using in this blog entry and is only available for this release that raises the total to 48 hair tones in 6 HUD appliers with integrated tinting.

Future releases of Modulus hair will include the three extra hair tones which raises it from 5 to 8 in each hair coloring HUD. Just when you thought you were getting the best out of this brand they continue to up the anti and that is cause for some excitement. I also have heard rumblings of there being a new HUD that will allow alternate styling which if is true will really make them even more of a juggernaut in the hair market.

FaMESHed runs through May 27th so there is plenty of time to grab this one of a kind Modulus hair and I strongly encourage you to do so!

I think that while I am at a good point I am going to wrap this blog post up so I can start work on the next idea but before I do I want to make a mention that for the second straight blog I am using a pose created by WRONG. Seems that lately I have been finding a lot of uses for them and I enjoy using them as part of my posing repertoire. I also found myself photographing with one of the scenes at the very nicely put together Whole Wheat sim, which if you haven’t visited as a photographer you should. There are many great scenes which you could interpret your works and joining their group not only gives you the ability to rez out extra items (make sure to clean up afterwards!) but there are also group gifts to be had.

Once again I thank you for checking in on the blog and look forward to bringing my next visual and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Shawn Hair (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed (05/0105/27)
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Blakes Eyebrows Style 1 ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Native Urban – Bergling Jacket (Store / MP) ✦ NEW @ Uber (04/2505/21)
PANTS: Lenox – Moto Jeans – Black ✦ NEW @ Uber (04/2505/21)

POSE: WRONG – Male Poses – 25

[#487] Wrong…

I was marching to the wrong drum
With the wrong scum
Pissing out the wrong energy
Using all the wrong lines
And the wrong signs
With the wrong intensity

Depeche Mode, ♫WRONG

Most of you probably have no idea how long since I’ve been blogging items from the pose store, WRONG, that I’ve wanted to use this Depeche Mode song as the theme for a photo and today was that opportunity so I grabbed the ball and ran with it!

Truly this brand has really great male poses and they’ve done some fantastic collabs with The Owl that I’ve also featured in photos not only by myself but with guests as well and there is so much care that goes into these poses and I am rather glad that they’ve helped contribute to my visual creations and certainly encourage you to check out their new store location that has recently open and find out for yourself.

Now that I’ve gotten that thought out of my head there’s plenty of great things I’m wearing that helped make this photo possible and most of the time I save the best for last but I am going to work from head to toe and start off with my my hair which is called “Mason” and is from my friends at Modulus. This release is a longer length hair (just past the ear/neck) which I’m always a fan of and a lot of the time you don’t see that with guys hairs, they are usually more of an above the ear length and swept to one particular side.

Of course I’m using the HUD with the brown tones in it because that’s just been the mood I’ve gone with as you usually see blonde hair or black so I tend to go middle of the road. I definitely do not see myself as a red/ginger type guy though I have thrown that in a time or two when the direction of my photo needed it. There’s 5 different shades in the pack which make up part of the 25 hair colors the hair comes with; they are also all available in a convenient FATPACK option which includes all 5 color HUDS and each of them provides an additional integrated color picker so that you can give additional color tinting to your hair.

You can find this hair at the main store which I’ve provided transportation to in the credits below!

Men Only Monthly is halfway through its current cycle and the shirt I am wearing by {FE Style} is currently available at the event right now. The “RUDEKEM” t-shirt comes in 10 different graphic designs and also has 8 solid colors to choose from which you can purchase separately or altogether with a money saving FATPACK. As much as I love this shirt and most of the styles offered I had to make a decision based on budget and I chose to go with the graphic shirt that has “Mr. Chaos” on the front of it and this was before I ever chose any of the rest of the outfit or my setting but it seems pretty fitting in hindsight.

Men Only Monthly runs up through the 15th of May before they close for restocking their shelves with new products.

Cold-Ash is back with brand new footwear for a second straight TMD release! This time it comes in the form of boots (the Valkyrie sneakers that I enjoy so much were last months release). These work style boots come with the option of the full version or a half version which fits under pant legs (and is how I’m dislplaying them in this look). The WOODCREEK boots have 8 color options to choose from and have sizes to fit Belleza, Signature (Gianni), and TMP with an Unrigged size for classic avatars included for good measure.

The Men’s Department is open until the 31st of May so there’s still a LOT of time for you to head over there and check these boots out and browse through other equally as good designers and their products.

Another blog post is in the books and as I wrap this up I continue to look at the number of each post knowing that I am drawing closer to a goal I never thought or expected I would get to… 500 posts. I’ve definitely learned a lot since I made my first blog entry back in 2014 and continue to learn and grow with each passing day and photo I take. The one thing about blogging and artistry is that it is not always everyone’s cup of tea and for every 1 or 2 people that dislike something there may be twice as many that like it or vice versa. Trying to please everyone is not something that works and trying to do it is only a fools mission. Enjoy what you do because if others see the pride that you take in yourself it might just be infectious enough to spread around.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Motorheadz Cafe


HAIR: Modulus – Mason Hair (Store / MP)
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Avi-Glam – Hope Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: FE STYLE – RUDKEM T-SHIRT [MR.CHAOS] ✦ NEW @ M.O.M (04/2005/15)
JEANS: COLD-ASH – RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS (Store / MP)
BOOTS: COLD-ASH – WOODCREEK BOOTS FATPACK ✦ NEW @ TMD (05/0505/31)

POSE: WRONG – Male Poses – 30

[#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