Lucky Man

This afternoon I needed to get my stress level down, try to recoup some positive energy to deal with my pain level.  I find music one of the most therapeutic.  From the time I was a child I had music all around me.  My family are musical people, and eclectic in their music tastes.  From jazz to classical, rock to trance, zydeco Cajun, French, Spanish and Greek, I have had a great deal of different forms of music around me.  Mon Papa played the guitar and the mandolin.  I have an Uncle who plays and sings so much like Jim Croce it’s uncanny.  I played the alto saxophone for most of my young life, unfortunately an allergy to the reeds made me have to set that aside.  I have trumpeters in the family whom were headliners in the jazz clubs of New Orleans.  Mon Grandpa had the very first radio show in Santa Fe where he sang Spanish canciones live every weekend.  He had a voice that was so strong, he did not require a microphone.  They had to turn it almost completely off when he performed in clubs and small venues.

Music takes you away, it leads you on a journey of adventure and discovery.  Music carries the mind on the notes, stirring memories, emotions and often helping one heal.  So I sat for an hour, with guitar in hand, singing old songs from my childhood.  My Kittycats did not run away, so it must not have been too bad on their ears.  Fill your day with music when you can, and may the journey of the notes bring you something positive.

The Men’s Dept. will be opening up tomorrow for the July round on the 7th.  Here is a sneak peek of a couple items that you will definitely want to put on your to get list.

Lucky Man

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Shag Suedehead Raven

Hairbase-Entente

Facial Hair-Zovo Goatee black & goatee

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Shirt-22769 [homme] poloshirt red (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Pants-22769 [homme] chinos black (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

Guitar & Chair-[kusshon] mens beanie #09 red (w/poses and guitar included) (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Building-Zigana [ Garden shack ]

Featuring Kittycats Beaufire, Wylde Tuxenfur and Panthero

Let The Music Play

Let The Music Play

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

*Eyes-I.D. Deep Eyes TMD June-Aqua @ The Mens Department

Hair-Hair-SHAG Choke @ The Mens Department

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Sacred 2.0 Beard

*Shirt & Jacket-{HVK} Fre$h Leather Jacket W/ Tee 2 @ The Mens Department

*Gloves & Bracelets-[Acide!] Enlacent mortel-Unisex @ The Mens Department

Pants-Entente Madras Pants

Shoes-Adjunct Canvas Sneaker Teal/Moss MESH

*Poses-PURPLE POSES Guitar Poses – MESH (includes guitar)

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Sweet Disposition

Sweet Disposition

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

Eyes-*I.D. Deep Eyes TMD June-Aqua @ The Mens Department

Glasses-*BALACLAVA!! Roux Readers and Shades navy @ The Mens Department

Hair-Hair-SHAG Choke @ The Mens Department

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Sacred 2.0 Beard

Shirt-[Sleepy Eddy] Layered Tanktop (Red) @ The Mens Department

Pants-22769 ~ [homme] postman shorts black @ The Mens Department

Decor-*DECO The Bainbridge Chair (goldenrod), POST: DeWitt All-Purpose Console @ The Mens Department

Building-[DECO] The John Holmes Skybox @ The Mens Department

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

 

The Simple Things

Second Life™ is booming with events and mesh this season and I am having a blast decorating the house and adding to my wardrobe.  I picked up a few more things from CHIC² which runs until June 24th.  The Zachary set from Isla Gealach is just one of the astounding mesh products she is honoring us with from her great shop Cheeky Pea.  

Isla shared that she made the Zachary set with dudes in mind, and you can tell.  The best part, aside from its MESH is the drink rezzer!

SHAG has an amazing new style for CHIC² that has just rolled out of bed and tied up in a knot written all over it.  It’s a fresh change from the shorter styles and the quality you expect from SHAG.

Zigana released a lovely framed sketch for CHIC² that inspired me to work on a few of my own again.  I haven’t sketched anything since my wedding in which I gave Mrs. Raynier a sketch of us.

Coupled with a new release from A:S:S,which Mrs. Raynier is going to absolutely love as she is addicted to rainbows,  I enjoyed a lazy hour with a pint or three and some great music.  It’s the simple things that make a day sometimes, and this was such a day.  Take some time today to enjoy the little things, you’ll be thankful you did.

The Simple Things

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

[Shag] – Pipeline – Fade to black (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Zovo Rocker (light) Black & *[FAKE] :: Stubble Sunday Morning :: Black

Shirt-A:S:S June tanks (MESH)

Jeans-Entente Couleur Jeans

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Posey

Shoes-RG Miles Sneakers -Light

Chair & Table-:CP: Zachary (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Framed Print-Zigana drawings [ Here.. ] (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

The Men’s Dept Grand Opening

The Mens Dept is officially open and full of deals!  From skins to clothes, you can make a brand new look that will be light as a feather on your wallet.  Here are some of the items being offered.

The Mens Dept Grand Opening

What I Am Wearing:

Available at The Mens Dept
*Skin-FRUK Knox skin shade 3 – The Gent – black bald
  Hair-[Shag] – This Charming Man – raven
*Hairbase-[Shag] – Hairbase – Raven
*Shirt-[Sleepy Eddy] Cleric B.D.Shirt (Blue)
*Pants-22769 ~ [homme] slackerpants grey [mesh]
*POSES: PDA
Items NOT at the event
Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye Glacial Dusk
Ears-:Hebenon Vial: Pierced! Ears L v3.0 (Currently on Marketplace for 30L)
Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Gertrude S
Shoes-[ h ] All Stars – Men – LBlue
*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

MWFW Last Days!

Menswear Fashion Week 2012 is ending  March 31st, 2012.  Check out the official MWFW 2012 website for event schedules, designers and more.  So shake out your pants, search the sofa and dip into your savings and get some fresh looks into your wardrobe.  What are you waiting for, GO!

MWFW Last Days

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Shag Suedehead MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Necklace-EarthStones Perfect Fit Necklace – His/Silver

Ring-EarthStones Kameron Ring – Red Jasper

Bracelet-EarthStones Shades of Stones Bracelet – Tigers Eye & Onyx

Watch-Kari Nato Watch – Blue/Red

Jacket-E-Clipse UrbanParka

Shirt-Entente Classic Tee Red

Pants-E-Clipse Dandy Pants (Mesh) MWFW2012

Shoes-[ h ] Karsen Boots

Poses- Purple Posesevolve

MWFW Last Days

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Shag How Soon Is Now MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Ring-::je suis::Gacha::tente::sunset::ring

Bracelet-EarthStones Native Spirit Bracelet – Sacred Spirit

Outfit-Ladies Who Lunch Kaftan Buttondown mesh (crisp linen) MWFW2012

Boots-Dragansvarg Jahan sandal

Poses-Mannerism

An Important Date

Dress for the occasion.  What does that mean?  It is rather simply, dress appropriately for the event or function you have been invited to.

Many  make the mistake of dressing too elaborately or too casually to events such as weddings.  There are some key golden rules for such a function.  Do not try to outdo the bride, it is her day, she is to be the most fabulous without a doubt.

If you are asked to dress a certain way, comply, or sit the event out.  When in doubt, go with the classics.  For men, a suit and tie works great.

REDGRAVE just released a great suit that I snatched up for such an occasion.  Though the suit comes with a black tie and black bow-tie option, I added one of my bow-ties from my huge  bow-tie collection, a pair of my favorite shoes and am set to enjoy a special afternoon.

If you do not own a suit, I urge you to get one.  Black and gray are classic colors that you can switch up with different ties and shirts.  Don’t wait for an occasion to arise, that way you don’t have to rush and be flustered, usually resulting in not wanting to go.  Plus, a special date with that special someone makes for a great time to suit up!

An Important Date

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-Entente B&W Midnight

Facial Hair- Entente Facial Hair B – Goatee Un

Hair-Shag My Command-Raven

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Suit-REDGRAVE Milano Suit Steel (bow-tie hidden to wear a different color from my collection of bow-ties)

Bowtie-Adjunct Bow Tie  – Candy Stripe 6

Shoes-*FIR & MNA* The Ashford Brogues-Black Striped Patent

Poses-STAKEY & Olive Juice

Nature Boy

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day

One magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return”

Nature Boy-Eden Ahbez

Nature Boy

Nature Boy

What I Am Wearing:

Horns-FallnAngel Creations Wild rose horns Natural red roses

Hair-Shag Trophy Hunter – scarlet

Eyes-Fashism ’Sunrise’ Eyes – Turquoise

Liner-~Tableau Vivant~ Vincent Make up 1 eyeliner

Facial Hair-Fruk Face Fuzz – Furball Beard Black & VCD  LJ Attachment Option 1 – BLACK

Wrists- T.E.D. Sirtin Set

Branches/Leaves- +Fallen Gods Inc+ FLEURS male

Tail-FallnAngel Creations Wild rose tail natural

Hooves-[Gauze] Faun Legs Warm

Poses-Supposedly, Mannerism

I’ve Got My Leather Boots On

Ive Got My Leather Boots On

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Shag  Trophy Hunter – raven

Hairbase-*Plume* Hairbase 08

Eyes-[sauce] oceanic flight ; eyes sm

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Face Tattoo-[Reckless] Destroy Love

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS blk Chin Curtain~Goatee B combo

Necklace-KOSH THE KEY NECKLACE

Jacket-+grasp+ fur lined jacket/Black Leopard/

Shirt-*Zanzo* Symbolic Sheer Tank (Fleur / tucked)

Pants-.:L&B:.  S’Wear “Biker “mens leather pants (NEW)

Boots-+grasp+  fur trim leather boots/Black

Poses-STAKEY

 

 

Care For A Shag?

The Men’s 24 event opened on August 19th and I of course did my best to get to it as fast as possible.  Sadly it took me several tries but that is to be expected with a packed fashion event. After  a sim restart things were much smoother and I headed to my goal destination: Shag.  I love Shag hair due to its rockabilly feel which is a style I gravitate towards in Second Life and real life.

Clad in nothing but my boxers and socks to help with the lag, I waited for the 2 new Shag releases to rezz for me.  I snatched up Shag’s One Night Stand style and then turned to find a pre-release that I just love which I will blog at a later time.

New hair in hand I turned around and was headed to the other shops, when I received an IM from creator Sebastien Aries. After my fanboy moment staring at the IM, I was genuinely surprised and utterly touched by his words.  A simple, hey Chance, I’ve seen you in my shop numerous times and really appreciate your support, as a thank you I’d like to give you my pre-release that I have yet to put out.  What! A creator was thanking me, a patron.  Now that is something I genuinely am shocked and very impressed by.

I can’t say it enough, creators get such minimal thanks for the creations they bring to us that make our Second Life so great!  But for a creator that I love shopping at their establishment, coming to me and thanking me, and on top of it giving me a gift. I was shocked, and very thankful in return for this gift.

Shag has three new men’s styles are being sold at the Men’s 24  event until August 27th, so head on down and get yours!

My apologies for the delay in covering this event due to real life issues.

Care For A Shag?

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Shag One Night Stand – Fade to black (It also has streaks! not shown)

Necklace-.:L&B:. Mens “Lovers” Silver Necklace

Jacket-:L&B:. S’Wear Mens Leather Jacket

Shirt-[Atomic] Men’s Simple V – White

Belt-:L&B:.S’Wear “Fleur” Belt : Plain version

Pants-CALYPSO GIANO Bootcut Jeans-CLASSIC

Shoes-BC322 BROTHEL CREEPERS MERSY Black

Poses-Glitterati Wall