I was trying to do an entry for the 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest but after I took all the images I realized it looks more like I’m marrying my alt, Manberry. *facepalm* So what I’ve decided is to not enter these ones because really…I dunno what I was thinking, lol. I went back and read the rules and it says that the picture has to be taken after December 1st, 2012 so I’m thinking I will enter one of these two pictures: Golden or Red because I just love that gown. But I can’t decide which one looks more like an Oscar-ish picture. Which one of the two do you guys think I should enter?
I’ve been kind of busy with RL work and studying my ass off for this certification I’m trying to do so I haven’t had much time to put a lot of thought into blogging. I have so much I want to blog but trying to keep up with RL work and SL work, I think it’s taking a toll on me. But hopefully I’ll make some time to get to all the blogging ideas swimming around in my head.
I know a lot of you have recently contacted me to schedule photo appointments and I’m pretty much booked till March now, so I’d like to suggest you guys take a look at my Photographers page in case you are in a hurry to get some pictures. I haven’t updated in a couple of years and not sure if all of those photographers are still around and doing photo work, but please feel free to add any more in the comments if you know of others that are currently taking clients.
I really messed around with the first and last image in this post. The second image is almost a raw shot because I pretty much just ran out of time haha. I’ve been wearing these clothes and trying to complete this post all week. I have some raw shots up on my profile here and here if you’d like to take a look.
I’ve also made the last image my iRez photo of the day today. That makes a total of 25 posts I’ve made on iRez.me since I started. I feel so happy and fortunate to be a part of a blog that has such vibrant and creative writers. If you’re not a regular reader of iRez.me, this is your chance to add it to your readers and blogrolls, you won’t regret it!
What Strawberry Singh is wearing:
*Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Basic – Jamaica01 D by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deepening Spring, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no.03 by Aida Ewing
*Hair: [LeLutka]-POCAHONTAS hair – Bournville by Thora Charron
Dress: Les Petits Détails – *Marie Antoinette* Dress Sunset by Nevery Lorakeet
*Headpiece: -Glam Affair- Queen of Roses Silk Emotion by Aida Ewing (@ FaMESHed February)
*Jewels: Cae :: Elegance set by Caelan Hancroft
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Casual by Siddean Munro
What ManBerry is wearing:
Skin: the body co. Fox (08 Dark) w/hair by thebodyco (Sale ends Feb 15th)
Hair: *Dura-Boy*33(Dark Brown) by chiaki Xue
*Suit: FATEwear Suit – Edward (B) – Void by Damien Fate
*Curtains: Rustica – Mesh Drape FULL SET by Maxwell Graf
*Couples Pose: oOo Studio by Olaenka Chesnokov
You can blame the title of this post on one of my favorite movies which I was watching earlier today, When a Man Loves a Woman (I’m a huge Andy Garcia fan). The opening scene is one of my favs, if you haven’t seen it here’s a link to it on youtube.
FATEwear has released a fabulous new mesh suit for the gentlemen and you will be seeing ManBerry wearing this quite often in all the different colors. What I love most about this suit is all the different ways you can wear it. It comes with so many options and so many colors. Head down to the FATEwear mainstore right now and check it out.
Earlier today on plurk there were a few plurks flying around where people were asking what attire do you find most attractive on the opposite sex. Well, I thought I would share my answer here since I was too shy to say it in the plurks themselves. I love a sharp dressed man in a well tailored suit. This is just one of my preferences, my other preference would be shirtless with just some sexy jeans on but we can save that for another post. :P
Here’s a picture of the sexy Mr. Bouncer Criss in his new FATEwear suit. I hope more of the boys head down to FATEwear now and share their pics on their blogs and flickrs too. Pleeeeeeeaase? Thank you! <3
What ManBerry is wearing:
Skin: the body co. Fox (08 Dark) w/hair by thebodyco (Sale ends Jan. 31st)
Hair: *Dura-Boy*33(Dark Brown) by chiaki Xue
*Suit: FATEwear Suit – Edward (B) – Crater B by Damien Fate
*Pose: Diesel Works Dante by Rogan Diesel
I’ve got to admit, I am shocked to see that Linden Lab has already gotten the Valentine’s Day themed pictures up on SecondLife.com and it’s not even February yet! Kudos to the Lab for being punctual!
This time I asked my best friend Ms. Zaara Kohime to pose with me. I am so happy that they chose to use that pic as I had given them two again and thought they would only use one. The second picture is the cliche Valentine’s couple in which I used my trusty male alt Mr. ManBerry himself. He cleans up pretty good, no?
A big congrats to Harlow Heslop, Arkansas Sorbet, Winter Jefferson, Eve Petlyakov and Harper Beresford for also getting their pictures on SecondLife.com!
While we’re on the subject of Valentine’s day, I wanted to mention a very important event that’s going to happen on February 14th which I think everyone should take part in, especially women! One Billion Rising is a real world event that will take place on February 14th. It is a global campaign by women, for women. This movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality! Some very dedicated people are also holding an event in Second Life for this great cause. Check out the One Billion Rising in Second Life blog for all the details and join the cause!
Zaara Kohime (girl on left)
Skin: Body Co
Strawberry Singh (girl on right)
*Skin: Glam Affair
*Pose: Diesel Works Girlfriends by Rogan Diesel
*Skin: Glam Affair
*Shoes: Gos Boutique (to be released on Saturday)
*Pose: Exposeur by RubyStarlight Writer
It’s been a while since I’ve done a male fashion post on my blog so I thought I should bring it back with a bang by introducing you to one of the sexiest men in my friend list. I’ve known Mr. Claudius Fouroux for a few years now and I cannot say that I have ever seen him look anything but completely drool worthy. He may look like a gorean master to you in this post, however, he’s one of the most brilliant male stylists I’ve seen on the grid. Every time I have seen him he always has a completely new look that he’s been playing around with. My favorite was when he had his dreadlocks, I was just swooning! I wish I had taken a pic back then.
Rumor has it that Mr. Fouroux is quite the ladies man, although I haven’t really seen anything to back that up, but I thought I should mention it in any case to make this post more scandalous. Sorry Claud, but you knew I was gonna throw you under the bus when you signed up for this! <3
When Mr. Fouroux is not busy being his incredibly handsome self in SL, I really have no idea what else he does or what his likes and dislikes are. He’s actually kind of a mystery. I know he used to be a fashion blogger back in the day, but I really haven’t seen him doing much lately. Perhaps we should all do some investigating. :P
A big thank you to Mr. Claudius Fouroux for taking the time out of his busy shagging schedule and posing for me. Also a big thank you to Miss Zaara Kohime for joining us in this photoshoot to be one of his harem girls.
Skin – the body co. Blaze (08 Dark) black hair
Eyes – BIGBrown Eyes by Aradia Dielli
Facial Hair – *Valiant & Sacred* 2.0 Beard V8 by wavie Haller
Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Magnus Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon
Piercings – [twee.] – Prime Piercing by Verinne Ansar
Outfit – Roquez T.E.D. /BLK by Valekio Rau
Gloves – Feroz – Vendas II (hands bandages) by Juampi Sparta
Tattoo – Tattoo Moa-Moa (male)_GoK by danel Kurosawa
Boots – T.E.D. Wurr-Blades/BLK by Valekio Rau
Weapon – Centipede Axe Pluto by Centipede Weapons
Zaara Kohime: (Girl on the right)
Skin: Body Co.
Clothing and Jewels: Zaara
Strawberry Singh: (Girl on the left)
Tattoo: Huz Tats
1st Picture: Diesel Works
2nd Picture: oOo Studio & Geez
I am happy and delighted to start up my male fashion posts again and boy do I have a bunch of fantastic men lined up to shoot. Today I got to drool over Mr. Bronson Twine.
I remember the first time I interacted with Mr. Twine, he was plurking the words to “The Loco-Motion” and of course I couldn’t stop myself and joined in. But the lyrics to awesome girly pop songs is not the only thing Mr. Twine knows well, he also knows how to create one of the most stylish avatars on the grid. If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading his blog, don’t wait another second and check out (ir)regular guy.
While I was snapping his pictures, I of course could not resist asking him a bunch of questions and admittedly flirting a little. :P
Strawberry Singh: ok so first question is…where have you been all my life? joking (not really)
Bronson Twine: hahaha.
Strawberry Singh: What else do you do in sl? Other than blogging and looking handsome.
Bronson Twine: Very little, really. For quite a while SL has been about blogging and photography for me.
Strawberry Singh: Are you as stylish in your RL as you are in SL?
Bronson Twine: Probably not. I get to wear stuff in SL that I would in RL if I had the money and confidence. In RL I’m pretty much a t-shirt and jeans kinda guy. And I usually am here too.
Strawberry Singh: Is there anything that inspires you to create your looks? Or does it just come to you?
Bronson Twine: Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Often I can pick op a piece and build an outfit around that. But music is also a major inspiration and I’ll sometimes build a look based on a particular musical style or genre. But mainly it’s whatever pops into my head when I start pulling a look together. Which is always a good thing….
Strawberry Singh: What do you love about SL the most?
Bronson Twine: The people. The creativity. The freedom to look and be whatever you want to on that particular day.
Strawberry Singh: So the next question is for all the girls…are you single? :P
Bronson Twine: Yes. Yes, I am. By choice, though.
Strawberry Singh: Is locomotion your most favorite song ever?
Bronson Twine: It comes pretty close. More songs should have dances that go with them. Closer by Nine Inch Nails is also a favourite. It’s a tender love song.
Strawberry Singh: you know I am gonna write that in the post that you said locomotion is pretty close to your fav song ever
Bronson Twine: I guessed you might. But everybodies doing a brand new dance now….
Strawberry Singh: LOL, so what’s your biggest pet peeve in SL?
Bronson Twine: People who stand at landing points and then yell at you when you land on them is a peeve. Then theres always the eternal issue of bling…
Strawberry Singh: I knew I shouldda busted out my bling shoes today
Bronson Twine: I’m sure you look wonderful in them.
Strawberry Singh: You are quite the charmer.
Bronson Twine: Full of shit, some people might say. But I try to be the nicest person I can be.
Strawberry Singh: Well I think you are very nice.
Bronson Twine: thank you. I think the same about you.
Strawberry Singh: oh so then you will partner me?
Bronson Twine: Possibly….
Strawberry Singh: lol, could be fun
Bronson Twine plays hard to get.
Strawberry Singh: hahahaha, you know if you reject me I have skittles as a back up
Bronson Twine: We all have Skittles as a back up.
Strawberry Singh: LOL that is SO going in the post
Bronson Twine: Shes going to kill me…bless her pink, fluffy cotton socks.
and this is where I’m gonna end my post so I can watch the lovely Magenta DeVinna (AKA Skittles) kill him. :) My work here is done!
Thank you Bronson for taking the time to pose for me. Your work is inspiring, it was a pleasure meeting and talking to you. <3
This is what Mr. Twine is wearing:
Jeans: [NSD] 25Jeans – Dark Blue
Shirt: Schadenfreude White Oxford, full messy tails
Coat: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Peacoat_Black/Jacket
T-Shirt: AITUI – Decollete – Driftwood
Facial Hair: NANUK birk beard brown with sideburns
Freckles: L.Fauna EXTRA FRECKLES [Pale]
Facial Hair: the body co. Hunter (01 Fair) – facial hair – scruffy
Hair: >TRUTH< Liam Streaked – walnut
Badges: Modified from =Black Kettle= Vest (Worn Union Jack)
Boots: DECO – Engineering Boot – Worn
Necklace: KOSH- THE KEY NECKLACE chest -male-
Glasses: Reek – Augie Glasses
Skin: the body co. Hunter (01 Fair) – brown brows