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Vibrant Eden

Another post! I’m on a roll! This time I just wanted to highlight this awesome SIM – Vibrant Eden/Neive – and some simple clothing like my awesome Parker bomber, with this awesome hair from Burley and skin from Clef de Peau! Credits and SLURLs at the bottom!

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What I’m Wearing:

Jacket: :PARKER: PERRY BOMBER.creme. – available at the September/October round of Uber

Jeans: Legal Insanity – Dirk dark blue jeans

Boots: ::GABRIEL::WingT_high cut_brown

Rings: Meva Barron Bento Rings Gold left Belleza – available via Pocket Gacha for September/October

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

 

Body:

Mesh Head: LeLutka Andrea

Mesh Body: –Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Head Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Gaston T2 [LELUTKA] Applier

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

Tattoo Applier: { Speakeasy } Take Heart Tattoo

Hair: BURLEY – Rory – Sampler

Hairbase Applier: Unorthodox John Hairbase – Noir/Frost [bag]

Eyebrow Applier: *Birth* ‘Chiselled’ Eyebrow Appliers Tintable (tinted using LeLutka HUD) – available at The Cosmopolitan until October 7th

Eyes: Avi-Glam. Ardor Eyes – Amber

 

Poses:

Pose Maniacs

 

Location:

Vibrant Eden

 

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Ozark Daytrip

Hello faithful readers! Sorry about the wait for a new post; I’ve been dealing with some RL work and health issues and I’ve not been feeling like blogging, and money has been a bit tight so I’ve not had the money to purchase new things to blog. But enough of that, on with the post!

This month has been fantastic as far as events go – lots of really great stuff. Unfortunately I don’t have the time and/or money to blog all of it, so here are a few of my favorites. This shirt/vest combo from Ascend is great, something I’ve been looking for in SL for a while now – there just aren’t enough casual vest combos available. I’ve paired it here with some chinos from Cold Ash and boots from Deadwool for a casually stylish combo perfect for the last few days of summer. I’m absolutely in love with this hair from Deadwool, I’m thinking I’m going to have to buy all the other color packs now. And Marco of Clef de Peau has been on a roll lately, releasing some of my favorite skins for my Catwa Stanely head in the last month.

And this SIM is just amazing, isn’t it? The windlight setting was just perfect, I had to just tweak it a very little bit. This place perfectly captures that tiny bit of the year when summer is fading, but the explosion of autumn color hasn’t quite started. Really gorgeous place, visit if you can!

Credits and SLURLs at the bottom!

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirt/Vest: //Ascend// Eric Shirt v2 w Vest – Plaid 4 – available at the September round of The Man Cave

Pants: {COLD-ASH} Mens MESH DEAN Chinos (CLASSIC PACK)  – available at the September round of The Men’s Department

Boots: [Deadwool] Strider boots – tan

 

Body:

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: –Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Head Skin Applier: Clef de Peau.Pierre T2 [CATWA] Applier – available at the September round of The Man Cave

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

Eyebrow Applier: Custom

Hair: [Deadwool] Slicked back hair – light browns – available at the September round of The Man Cave

Eyes: .ID. Stunning Eyes / Gray-Hazel

 

Poses:

Poseology

 

Location:

Ozark

 

Urban Dystopia

So I’m sure that anyone who has followed my blog at all has noticed a trend – that I love apocalyptic cityscapes. I’m always drawn to the destroyed urban centers of Second Life, because each one is so different from the last. This particular one – Binemust – is very, very cool. Lots of little details in the ruins, you just have to explore and pay attention to everything.

I’m not feeling very well tonight, so this will be a quick post, sorry. SLURLs and style details at the bottom of the post!

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What I’m Wearing:

Jumpsuit: Clef de Peau.Ben Jumpsuit Army – available at the August round of aQua

Sandals: –Belleza– Andrei Sandals Chesnut  – available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Necklace: :::NOIR::: Elliot Necklace  – available at the August round of The Men’s Department

Bracelet/Watch: –NOeditiON DweelerWatch w/ Fortune Bracelet ( GOLD )  – available at the August round of The Men’s Department

Sunglasses: [Deadwool] Herve glasses – 28. All colors – RARE – gacha item – available at the August round of The Men’s Department

 

Body:

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: –Belleza– Mesh Body Jake

Head Skin Applier: STRAY DOG -LOGAN – TONE 05 – available at the July round of the Kinky Event

Body Skin Applier: Stray Dog – Jake Skin – TONE 05

Hair: Stealthic – Hysteria (B&W) – tinted using included HUD – available at the August round of Fameshed

Hairbase: Modulus – Lukas Hair Base – Catwa Appliers

Eyes: .ID. Winter Eyes / Blue-Hazel

 

Poses:

Pose Maniacs

 

Location:

Binemust

Cool Summer

It’s August already! Wow, this year is moving by so fast. I must admit, I’m really looking forward to next month – I’m not a guy who likes the heat, and Autumn is by far my favorite season. Today in Indiana we seem to be getting a taste of Fall already – it’s only about 60° out! For August here, that’s just unheard of.

In Second Life of course, I can wear anything anywhere, regardless of the temperature or occasion. I have a huge affinity for really well-tailored jackets and suits, and I really like this double breasted number from Ascend available at Fameshed. It fits really well, and it comes with a HUD to change the shirt color. I would love to see an option to go without the shirt, or have a tee under it, but apart from that it’s perfect. And you can get it in so many colors and cloth types!

That’s all I have today folks, but you know the drill – credits at the bottom!

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What I’m Wearing:

Jacket: //Ascend// Marc Jacket – Plain White – available at the August round of Fameshed

Jeans: [Deadwool] Broberry jeans – spruce

Shoes: not so bad . mesh . DARIO shoes . blue leather – available at the August round of The Men’s Department starting on the 5th

 

Body:

Mesh Head: Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Stanley

Mesh Body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni

Head Skin Applier: Modulus – Giles Skin – Cream – Catwa Applier – available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Body Skin Applier: Modulus – Emil Body – Cream – Signature Applier

Hair: Modulus – Valdes Hair – Blonds

Hairbase: Modulus – Lukas Hair Base – Catwa Appliers

Eyebrows: Clef de Peau:Eyebrows v.30 Brown

Eyes: .ID. Enchanted Eyes / Light Blue

 

Poses:

Poseology

 

Location:

Tranquility Dreams

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

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