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Yasminia

Another round of The Men’s Department! And boy is it a great one!

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What I’m Wearing:

Top: !APHORISM! – Wylie Military Jacket Sand – available at the July round of The Men’s Department

Pants: Lenox Chino Pants FatPack – available at the July round of The Men’s Department

Hat: –David Heather-Ever Brim Hat/Mud – available at the July round of The Men’s Department

Shoes: -David Heather-Prado Oxfords/Sand

 

Body:

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: –Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Head Skin Applier: [theSkinnery] Martin (Catwa Applier) Tone2 – available at the July round of The Men’s Department

Body Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Body Tight T2 [JAKE] Applier

Eyebrow Applier: RUHE [CATWA] brows Jack – black

Eyes: .ID. Enchanted Eyes / Blue-Hazel

 

Poses:

Pose Maniacs

 

Location:

Yasmina

Fahrenheit

So today’s post isn’t exactly the most inspired, but I really liked this SIM, and it’s closting July 5th, so I just had to do a post on it. It’s a wonderfully exotic, beachy locale with probably my favorite Windlight setting so far. Seriously, check it out.

Also featured in this post is this great skin from 7 Deadly s{K}ins. It’s just L$75 for group members and it includes Omega body appliers. I’m also wearing one of Modulus’ Skin Fair items, Jarek, and I have to say I really like this hair and hairbase. Finish it off with some awesome shorts from Ascend and what is probably the best-fitting tee on the grid from Cold Ash, and I’m ready to have fun in the sun!

As always, credits and SLURLs at the bottom of the post!

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirt: {COLD-ASH} Mens MESH MONTANA Tee (Single – Dotted White) – available at the June round of The Man Cave

Shorts: //Ascend//Ben casual Shorts – Night Blue – available at the July round of FaMeshed

Sandals: ..::ILLI::.. Manly Sandals – deluxe – available July 5th at The Men’s Department

 

Body

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: –Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Skin Applier: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Earth JULY offer STEAM – L$75 offer for group members for the month of July

Face Freckles: Izzie’s – LOGO Freckles Appliers

Body Freckles: Izzie’s – Body Freckles Applier Huds

Hair: Modulus – Jarek Hair – FatPack – available at Hair Fair 2017 (includes hairbase)

Eyes: .ID. Enchanted Eyes / Green

 

Poses:

Le Poppycock

 

Location:

Fahrenheit

 

 

City of One

Good morning/evening/afternoon! This will be a more neutral post compared to my last one, promise! Back on to the fashion, and what is now probably my favorite city sim in SL! The SSOC sim is new to me, and it’s just great as a backdrop for almost any kind of post. Today I went for a business casual, sexy bearded guy look. Because why not? It’s SL and I can look however I want!

Anyway, credits and SLURLs at the bottom! Much love!

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirt/Tie: –Belleza– Nathan Tucked Shirt Pink  – available at the June/July round of Men Only Monthly

Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – trousers – beige

Shoes: REDGRAVE – Penny Loafers Croco (Fatpack)

Sock Applier: ..::ILLI::.. Applier Socks

Watch: [Z O O M] Moylan Watch: Classic Edition

Bag: –David Heather-Umbrella Bag/Sand – old gacha item; I’m not sure if it’s available in store, I picked mine up off of the MP

 

Body:

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: -Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Head Skin Applier: STRAY DOG – ERIK TONE 04 – available at the June round of The Man Cave

Body Skin Applier: L’Etre Homme – Omega Body Appliers [Buttermilk Tone]

Hair: Exile::Tommy – FREE gift at the mainstore

Beard: Kauna – Bento Beard: Shape A [v1.2] – available at the June round of The Man Cave

Mustache: Kauna – Bento Moustache: English [v1.2] – available at the June round of The Man Cave

Eyebrow Applier: Clef de Peau.Eyebrows v.29 Brown

Right Eye: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Hazel

Left Eye: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Blue-Multi

 

Poses:

Le Poppycock

 

Location:

SSOC

 

Pride

Hey! I know I’ve gotten really bad about posting on the blog but not really writing anything. The truth is that I have been feeling super uninspired lately, so I’ve not really had much to say. I’ll try to get better, but no promises.

On to the theme of today’s post though… Pride. Specifically, LGBT+ Pride. Every June rainbow flags start popping up everywhere, the parades happen, and the whole world seems to collectively come out to show their love and support for the LGBT+ community. But it’s the constant fear of hate that keeps me in the closet. It terrifies me, paralyzes me even. Every year I tell myself that I’m going to come out, and I never do. I’m 28 years old and fear has kept me from being open all this time. SL is the only place that I have felt like I could be “myself”. If I had a perfect body, a perfect face, and a literally limitless wardrobe. BUT I can at least be gay; I can flirt with guys and walk around in a leather harness and not really gives a damn.

I hate being closeted. And I hate being gay even more. I know that homosexual attraction is natural, that it isn’t something that can be changed on and off like a switch. I know this. But every part of me just feels that I’m wrong for being gay. I was raised in an extremely religious household (to put it lightly), so homosexuality wasn’t just considered sinful, but it was also something to be made fun of. And because I liked to play with my sister’s dolls, dress well, and had an obsession with flowers, I was a target sometimes. My mother and her friend would spend hours “deprogramming” me. The “therapy” started to become sexually explicit when I was a preteen. I learned to hate the thoughts that I had and to hate myself as well. And I’m somehow, inexplicably, terrified of coming out and either disappointing my family or proving that I am just a pervert. I feel like I can’t win.

After a brief time when a “friend” from church tried outing me after I moved back to Indiana in 2009, I’ve been living as a “straight” man. For the most part, anyway. There are a few people that know; an older adoptive sister who is gay herself; an older biological sister who was excommunicated by our mother; and some people from my previous and current job. But apart from me going to the wedding of a lesbian friend and to Chicago Pride last year, I try to stay away in fear of “outing” myself. My grand plan this year was to head to Chicago for Pride again, and finally come out after wimping out last year. Well, those plans fell through because a) lack of money; & b) lack of friends to actually go with. So here I am, sharing more than anyone cares to know on a Second Life fashion blog. I’m venting, really. I’m a very lonely person; I talk to very few people in RL and I have only one remaining friend in SL. So, this is me, letting it all hang out. Almost literally, in this outfit.

For closing this post, I just want to say thanks to second life for being a least some outlet where I can be “myself” and not be worried about backlash. I can’t decide if it’s been good for me, or if it’s just been a roadblock to me actually being myself in RL. I dunno. But thanks, anyway I guess. Oh, and Boystown was the first gay SIM I visited back in 2009, so I couldn’t think of a more fitting place to take pics for a Pride-themed post.

Now that all of that crap is out of the way, goodnight, and you’ll find the credits and SLURL’s at the bottom. Please, please, please be kind to everyone. You never know what’s going on on their side of the screen. Goodnight!

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What I’m Wearing:

Harness: Mossu – Violent.Top – Blue – available at the June round of The Man Cave

Undies: Mossu – Violent.Underwear – Cherry – available at the June round of The Man Cave

Shoes: Momento. Leather sneakers violet (gacha item)

Bracelets: Mad’ – Gay Pride – WristBands

 

Body

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: –Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Head Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Calvin T6 [CATWA]

Body Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Body Tight T6 [JAKE] Applier

Hair: Modulus – Caesar Hair – FatPack

Hairbase: Modulus – Ross HairBase – FatPack (tinted with Catwa HUD)

Right Eye: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Hazel

Left Eye: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Blue-Multi

Body/Face Glitter: Izzie’s – Body & Face Glitter

 

Poses:

Poseology

 

Location:

Boystown

 

 

Romp

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What I’m Wearing:

Romper: REIGNxFLITE.- ROMPIM (MALE) – available at the May/June round of Uber

Shoes: Momento. Leather sneakers RARE – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Sunglasses: [Z O O M] Carethor Glasses – available at the May/June round of Men Only Monthly

 

Body:

Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Daniel

Mesh Body: Slink Physique

Head Skin Applier: STRAY DOG – SEAN TONE 04 – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Body Skin Applier: L’Etre Homme – Omega Body Appliers [Buttermilk Tone]

Hair: Modulus – Tate Hair – FatPack – available at the May/June round of Limit8

Hairbase: Modulus – David Hair Base – Limited Edition – Omega & TMP – available at the May/June round of Limit8

Eyebrow Applier: L’Etre Homme – Arched Eyebrows [Blonde]

Tattoo Applier: DAPPA – Born Bad Tattoo

Eyes: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Blue-Multi

 

Poses:

Le Poppycock

 

Location:

Black Cat Island

Giardini di Vita

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirt: //Ascend// Enzo Shirt with Tie – Polka White – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Jeans: :PARKER: BLAKE JEANS.STONE – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Sneakers: [ VERSOV ] KARMENOV_Sneakers_BRWHITE&RED – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Necklace: ///BENJAMINZ/// Humility Necklace (ROSEGOLD) – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Watch: [Z O O M] Zeed Watch – available at the April/May round of Men Only Monthly

 

Body:

Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Daniel

Mesh Body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni

Head Skin Applier: >> Aeros Avatar Brox << Catwa Face App ::  tequila – available a the May round of The Men’s Department

Body Skin Applier: >> Aeros Avatar Brox << Signature Skin App :: tequila – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Hair: *Dura*B77-BROWN – available at the May round of The Men’s Department

Eyes: .ID. Winter Eyes / Blue-Hazel

 

Poses:

Pose Maniacs

 

Location:

Giardini di Vita

Passing Through

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirts: {COLD-ASH} Mens MESH SAWYER Denim Shirt (CLASSIC PACK) – available at the May round of the Signature event

Jeans: <kalback> Original Jeans M2 Ripped_Dark Blue

Boots: ::Gabriel::WingT_high cut_brown

Bag: –David Heather-Yves Bag/Mud

Necklace: Clef de Peau.Leather Necklace 10 – available at the April/May round of the Epiphany

Watch: [Deadwool] Nuvolari chrono

 

Body:

Mesh Head: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – BENTO

Mesh Body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni

Head Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Calvin T5 [Gianni] Omega – available at the May round of the Signature event

Body Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Body Tight T5 [OMEGA] Applier – available at the May round of the Signature event

Hair: [taketomi]_Kenji_Bento [Sampler Pack] (hairbase included with head)

Eyes: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Blue-Green

 

Poses:

Poseology

 

Location:

Sol Farm