[#443] 18 & Life

Tequila in his heartbeat, his veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor running but it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure, “Ricky’s the wild one”
He married trouble and had a courtship with a gun
Bang Bang shoot ’em up, the party never ends
You can’t think of dying when the bottle’s your best friend
And now it’s…

18 & Life♫ – Skid Row

Regardless of how funny this might sound, the inspiration to do this shoot came about during one of the last times I played the game “Rock Band”. The song inspiration had just become available to purchase and play and it’s been one of those songs that feels timeless for someone who grew up listening to it. Crazy hair rock is something that started my love of music but didn’t quite tip it over the scales. Having a sibling who was a musician and always listening and playing to different things helped broaden my horizons.

Yes there is such a thing as good and bad music but at the end of the day even if we don’t all agree what is what, if it has meaningful lyrics and or beats that is all that matters. It helps us get through tough times and also helps pick up our spirits when we are a little less than ourselves. I have no doubt beyond belief that the saying “There is power in music” is absolutely true.


A good portion of the look I put together here is from items that I’ve had sitting around in my closet (my reference to inventory), my main feature and focus for this blog entry is the “Miles” skin from Modulus and their  “M-Bare” collection. What is different about this is normally I wear the fair version of their skins but this release is comprised of mostly darker tones. Gives me something different to work with and I like that. There will be more of my thoughts on the skin below in the credits so be sure to take a look after you finish reading (or skip down to them because people do it…I have been guilty of it too!)


Above is a close-up of the “Miles” skin and I originally was going to wear a bit of facial hair but I thought that may compromise it too much on my first time featuring it so I held back from doing so. I did accentuate a little bit with the facial tattoos to give the look more of a hard time criminal feel which I think worked out well.


I‘d like to take a moment before I wrap this blog entry up to give a huge thank you to Kendra Parfort and the Avi-Glam brand for being a brand partner for over a year. They recently went into a new blogger cycle and I chose for personal reasons not to apply. I love the products Avi-Glam makes and I’ll continue to be supportive of them the best way I can as I move forward in my blogging career. On a personal note I feel I did my best to promote the brand and I hope that the sentiment is reciprocated.

That brings us to the end of this entry and I hope it encourages you in some way to either check out some classic rock or head to the events and stores that made up this post. My next adventure is around the corner and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Onto the next conversation…

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: Modulus – Miles (Sand) @ 4MeshNEW

Tones that are for sale at this event include Caramel, Latte and Sand (which is what I’m wearing). The included HUD gives you the option to apply just the face by itself or you can include brows and hair (or apply them separately). This skin definitely gives a rugged feel to it but yet also has that hint of softness to it. Reminds me a little bit of that one guy that was in the news for a while who became a model after his mugshot started showing up all over the place. There is something fierce about his face but yet still handsome and charming.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
TATTOOS: *Bolson / Tattoo Body Pack – Serra & Eli

This tattoo set is one that I purchased quite a while ago as I found it in one of the folders from 2016. The ink still holds up well with today’s mesh bodies as it comes with an applier for any Omega system enabled mesh. After I put it on I thought it would work well for a prison tattoo to give my avi some edge to him.

PANTS: >MM< Inmate Baggies – Inmate

These pants originally debuted at the first round of The Men’s Jail and due to time and other projects I didn’t get a chance to use them while the event was open. With there being so many events nowadays it is harder to get everything you want to use out in a timely fashion with deadlines for brand partners due and the real world getting in the way as well. Now that I have been able to wear them in this blog entry, they work perfectly for the tone and mood of what I was trying to relay….life behind bars.

Compatible with: Belleza (two versions) and Signature mesh bodies.

SOCKS: ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva short socks (#1)

SKYBOX: >]BC[< Asylum/Prison Skybox

<Instinct> THE JAIL Pose (4, 1)

These poses were also from the inaugural round of The Men’s Jail and include 4 poses (also with poseballs) as well as a cage which I did not use in the scene because it just didn’t fit my vision. Normally if an item has poses in it like furniture I use the poses included in it but the case with the cage is that it was not really a prison type but more like a fetish cage and that was not what I was looking for when it came to this scene. Instinct does a pretty good job with poses and props so I encourage you to go check them out and see if you can find something to aid you in your photography and or blogging.

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[#442] Young, Dumb & Broke

I’m so high at the moment
I’m so caught up in this
Yeah, we’re just young, dumb and broke
But we still got love to give

Young, Dumb & Broke♫ – Khalid

With today’s blog post I tried to capture the essence of youth and being in love with the help of a fresh new face on the music scene. It wasn’t until new years eve that I heard a young man named Khalid singing on the television and instantly I was intrigued. After finding out who he was by doing a search of some of the lyrics I could remember I came across him and listened to a few tracks. The style of music is something I do not normally listen to but it was catchy and it has been stuck in my head almost every day since.


This post is based around my featured item from Image Essentials. The couples pose is called “Awkward Christmas” but we’re almost two weeks past that and I could not in good conscience create a scene that was Christmas themed. I took what little decorations that were down in my house so there was really no way I was going to do it. Going against the grain and using some out of box thinking, having had the song in my head I thought what better way to use this pose than to create a type of high school atmosphere and I already had this backdrop.


Obviously the wife and I are definitely not of High School age but for the sake of reason and for this blog, we’re playing pretend. The theme for today’s blog post as I alluded to earlier is young love. It’s honestly just as complicated when you’re in High School as it is when you’re an adult out in the world. Sure the way it’s pursued and seen out is a bit different mechanically but outcomes still generally turn out the same way on both sides of the scale.


In the above shot I wanted to get a closer look of the back of my other featured item for this blog post. The “Scott” hair from Modulus which is a cool slicked back mid-length with no sides. I’ve seen similar styles like this that came out after so it’s likely a trend that is taking off but I really think the textures really make this the champ. It’s definitely a great hairstyle that I think many fellas will enjoy.

Once again it is time for me to wrap things up so that you can get to the most important part (if you haven’t skipped down there already!) Here are the credits for what I’m wearing and all of the items I’ve used in this entry. Thank you once again for stopping by and I will see you out there at the shops or the events.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Scott Hair – BROWNS @ TMDNEW

The main description of this hair couldn’t be any better stated then what I wrote above. The hair is really well put together and I really love how realistic it looks when you are looking at yourself up close with your camera. This of course comes with 5 different color packs each with 5 colors but they can all be bought together as well. In each HUD there is a color tinter to enhance colors of the lighter variety so that you can really get the look you want.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ⚜ NEW
BODY:: Belleza – Jake

All of the above items have been previously blogged on These Conversations Kill. To find out more about them please copy/paste the item into the search button to take a look at the original posts they were featured in first!

SHIRT: {FE STYLE} ROLKOV SHIRT [FATPACK] @ M.O.MNEW

From the moment I saw this shirt I knew I had to have it because no matter how I used it in a scene I knew it would easily be something I wanted to wear. Even in the reality of the cold in which I live in, dual layers are extremely important sometimes because trying to stay cozy without becoming a frozen popsicle is not always easy. The shirt has 8 different color choices that you can purchase (all can be purchased together as well) with an included HUD that has 8 colors to change the sleeves to suit your desired look.

Compatible with: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, NX’Nardcotix, Signature, SLink, TMP male bodies as well as Classic sizes (XS-XL).

PANTS: ::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Indigo

Previously blogged in other colors.

SHOES: FLI. – Suede Grey Gum Canvas

Previously blogged in other colors.

BACKPACK: Tableau Vivant – Backpack – Black (No Longer Available)

When I was doing a search in my “closet” for a backpack, I came across this item and it worked perfectly. I am surprised that I even still had it as it is from a previous Arcade event from the year 2013. While it may no longer be purchasable at the store there may be some floating around in other people’s closets as well or through various other channels.

BACKDROP: [ Focus Poses ] School Hallway Backdrop

I previously blogged this backdrop when it was a part of the Cosmopolitan event from late 2017.

IE – Awkward Christmas

A featured product from Image Essentials, this couples pose is actually being used at is was intended and I’m not trying to use some out of the box thinking. Though I think it was meant to be more of a holiday thing but just like the holidays, I’m over it and trees and all that kind of stuff. So I found an even better setting and ran with it and I feel like this photo shoot turned out successful.

AUTHENTIC Poses – Several Things (05)

When I started to do the alternate close-up shots near the door I was going through some of the pose packs that I had purchased but hadn’t used. This particular set is recent from one of the male events in the last several months. I had purchased it for a different setting I had in my head which I still intend to do but I found the perfect pose and angle to get my desired photo. The quality of these poses are very nice and I’ll be looking more into them in the future as I am not all too familiar with them.

[#441] Ride

Yeah, I think about the end just way too much
But it’s fun to fantasize
On my enemies who wouldn’t wish who I was
But it’s fun to fantasize

Ride♫ – Twenty One Pilots

My last post I feel was likely my greatest contribution to this site and anything coming after it might not quite measure up but there is the will to try and I’ve got another look for you. This one is actually inspired by the vocalist for the music group, Twenty One Pilots. I’ve just started getting into the band since about maybe a year and a half to two years (well before they broke up with “Heathens”). I first recall hearing their song “Heavy.Dirty.Soul” on the radio or somewhere and I thought it was unique but I didn’t pursue learning about them further until I started hearing “Stressed Out”.

I really enjoy the beat and took time to start really paying attention to the lyrics and they grabbed me. Some of the words to their songs can be a bit odd or silly but a good chunk of them hold a message and a meaning and that’s why today’s look and song choice is dedicated to the band and their music.


While I know it’s likely not the idea that is being conveyed, the scene I set up depicts someone falling to their likely end; which I feel is loosely part of the ideal in the song based on some of the lyrics. My interpretation is someone is thinking about their life and it flashing before them as they are falling which seem logical doesn’t it? If I were in that situation myself (being that I’m afraid of heights I’d not want to be in that predicament), I’d be thinking of all the people that would be left behind and how I’d rather my end be sacrificing myself to spare them.

The only new item I have in this look is the “Mikel” skin by Stray Dog. It’s available in appliers for both LeLutka and Catwa but I choose to go with LeLutka because I haven’t used it much since purchasing “Victor” and getting a skin for “Daniel” that I really like a lot. I’m trying my best to be fair to all the products I have but there’s always one that is going to suffer from negligence.


The “Blurryface” look may not be 100% accurate but given what was out there to work with I feel like I did pretty good at least meeting it halfway. The Urkin Body Smear was the closest I could find and it’s a cool group gift if you don’t already have it; the Clemmm brand has some really unique things at their store as well. I can be a bit strange at times so stores with unique items like that come in handy.

I think that the oil type smear on the neck and the red beanie are more of the trademark look of “Blurryface” that I wanted to capture and it looks like I managed to do okay with it; the photography session from setting up to finish was satisfactory which I’ll take as another small victory.


Above is a close-up of the “Mikel” skin and for the first time in a while I am pairing the LeLutka head with the Gianni body by [SIGNATURE], which happens to be another product I have been neglecting but that’s because I’ve really enjoyed what the Belleza body has to offer.

There are always pros and cons to every product you use and purchase on the grid and maybe someday I’ll go into them in better detail but I think as far as using Omega Appliers for tattoos and makeup, these to products use them best. I did try using the Urkin Body Smear with CATWA/Belleza but the seem on the neck just did not mesh right and I didn’t feel like trying to edit it out as it would be a false representation so I went with the safe bet and paired this head and body together and it worked great.

Once more it is time for me to wrap things up and get you to what is probably the best part (and if you are in a hurry the part you skip to right away anyway haha). Enjoy browsing the style credits and I hope that you find something at any one of the stores or the newest round of TMD where “Mikel” can be found. Maybe I’ll see you out there and don’t be afraid to talk to me and say hello, it would be nice to hear from any of my readers; thanks again for joining me on this adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

Photographs Taken @ Mopire City

HAIR/HAT: *Drot*/C.A.M.O. – Fisherman’s Beanie
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES: MESANGE – Novelist Eyes – Brennan (Not Available)
FACE: Stray Dog – Mikel – TONE 2 @ TMDNEW

As previously mentioned, this skin is available for both LeLutka and CATWA in four different tones (1-4) and has a HUD individually for brow or browless application (freckles are included in both). I really like that the skin doesn’t look super young and has some maturity and grit to it as if you might not want to cross paths with this person down a darkened alley. Another quality product from the Stray Dog brand in my estimation.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
PAINT: Clemmm – Urkin Body Smear v1.1 (Group Gift)

For those of you who like to role-play this applier would work great for anyone who is trying to put together a demon/demoness look; my scene didn’t call for it but you definitely need to see the entire design of this application, because you would definitely be impressed as I know I was.

SHIRT: ExalteD – T-Shirt Smoker White

This basic pocket tee has just a little extra with it, you’ll find that in the pocket are a few cigarettes for added effect. However, if you decide you do not want them in your pocket there is an included HUD that gives you the option to remove them or add them at your own desire. Even though I personally do not smoke it is a cool added feature to separate it from t-shirts that are similar in style.

Compatible With: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTS: M:NA – Meraki

This item was previously blogged but I would like to mention since then it’s been updated as I believe when I first purchased it there wasn’t a size for the Belleza body and now there is.

SHOES: #VERYRARE “Storm” Vans #BLACK

Le Poppycock: *Unleashed* B (Hard To Kill)

{#440} Whenever The Rain…

Whenever the rain is pouring on me
You’ll be shining in my memory
Wherever I go, you’re always with me
You’ll be shining in my galaxy

Galaxy♫ – Like A Storm

This post is definitely not as edgy as the last one but it is of a very serious nature. A lot of people around me have suffered personal losses and I myself have suffered some that have impacted me over the years which is why I am dedicating this particular blog entry to anyone out there who has or is currently dealing with a loss. It doesn’t have to be blood, it can be a close friend or even a furry member of the family. It all counts one way or another because it’s in our hearts and in our memories.


The idea for this shoot was meant to be simple and it didn’t have to contain items from new events or anything like that…I just wanted it to be me and whatever location spoke to me. Going through my thoughts about different places I’ve been, I looked to see if any of the Trace sims were still kicking around and found that the Fall Trace was still intact. I traveled there and roamed around for a bit when I found my spot and I feel that with the shots I’ve taken and some of the after magic thrown in, I really captured something emotional and fitting of the topic of the conversation.


Only two things in my look are new, the skin is a new and much overdo release from LV Designs (Thank you Lee!!!) and the hair is from my good brother Chucky Hollak of the Modulus brand. Putting them together with the rest of the look just gelled very well and I felt really good about the look and the location of this shoot. The turnout of the entire process is something that I’m in a bit of wonderment about. Things just click sometimes and I think because I wanted this to make even a small amount of impact. When you truly feel it deep in your bones that’s when some of your best work shines through.


You might have noticed that in the photos I’ve changed the wordmark, which is something I opted to do with the new year and also with some of the newer things I’ve been learning I wanted to refresh things up a bit. I’ve also done so with the headers of each of the different item categories in the style credits area. If I get enough of an inclination I may even freshen up the main site header (it’s been a thought I’ve entertained over the course of the last few days).

Time for me to wrap up this up and get you to the credits so that you can see how long it takes for your wallet to empty (just kidding!). I hope you find something you like in this blog entry and I’ll be back again soon with another look for you; it’s been my pleasure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Jake Hair – BROWNS @ District20NEW

This short, messy hairstyle is one that you can use with a variety of different hairbase types and still look good. As with other hairs in the Modulus Alpha line it is available in 5 different colors packs with 5 colors in each pack or all together in one very affordable FATPACK. Lately I’ve been kinda of switching back and forth between all different styles of hair but for those of you out there who are not bloggers and are a fan of the short skater/surfer messy look this is definitely a hair that fit the bill.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ⚜ NEW

It’s been some time since a new skin has been released by LV Designs and I was luckily enough the first person to get my hands on it (and also was fortunate enough to even have it named after me…which is a very huge honor). This skin was created for the CATWA “Daniel” head (which is what it looks best on as I did try it on Victor). This is just the facial applier only but it is compatible with Stray Dog body applier (Tone 4). I’m used to wearing a lot lighter tones but being that this face looks very striking I may have to give this a good run for a while.

BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged
BODY: Belleza – Jake

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (CLASSIC PACK)
PANTS: ::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Medium
SHOES: FLI. – Black Canvas (Not Shown)
BRACELET: {Q-Essentials} Blackridge Bracelet @ The Men’s Jail ⚜ NEW (Coming 01/08)

Ana Poses – Ljubljana @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

While I’m not super familiar with Ana Poses, I do know they make really good ones that I’ve seen at events all over the grid. While I was at Shiny Shabby looking into another pose I found these male poses that I knew could be useful. There are 5 different poses (two of them being a kneel an a sitting pose). They are bento capable for those of you that do not have a body that is not bento compliant these poses will not likely be useful to you in the way they are intended.

[#439] No Reason

The actions misleading
The words have no meaning
and leave it further still

No Reason♫ – Dry Kill Logic

It’s 2018…just a few days in and here’s the first transmission from yours truly for These Conversations Kill. I feel like I started out on an edgier note with this first entry but I feel like as the world continues to change in whatever way, sometimes doing different things is a necessity. This post came about when I came across one of the main pieces of the scene, the Choices backdrop by FOXCITY. It poses a great question that many of us are probably stuck in the middle of every day.


Build or Destroy… I think that is likely a central theme in 2018 and likely beyond. Personally I believe the world has been destroyed little by little every day without any consequence or regard. I’m not stating it to try and be political because it’s not only politicians who are part of this, it is every single person and likely even myself included. In my mind this year is one I want to improve upon…to build. To help build myself towards something better and help build those up around me and to strengthen the chain.


For the last several entries I’ve been employing some newer skills that I learned in my creative process and I feel like it is helping me with the little bit of a block that I had for several months. Maybe with these new things it will help me create even better photos that not only tell a story like I’ve done since day one but also help those who design the items I am featuring prosper better as well.

Trying to stay on track here, I want to encourage all you fellas that are fans of Clef de Peau to go to their store and pick up the great gifts that have been left for members of the in-world group. If you like what you see and are NOT a member, it’s easy all you have to do is sign up when you reach the store (the taxi will be in the credits below).  I’m not sure which item out of the three I’m excited about the most. The baggy pants are really great and the shirt with the skulls on it is really cool as well. There is another shirt included in the gifts that has a design on it as well but the skulls spoke to me more even though I did like the other design as well.


A new (and the second) round of The Men’s Jail is coming up soon and I am proud to say that the feature is the “Blackbridge Bracelet” by {Q-Essentials}. What some of you might not realize is that the principal owner and creator of the brand is also my father. Seeing his work in an event like The Men’s Jail puts a smile on my face as I know how hard he works to try and build his brand much like I do trying to build upon each entry of These Conversations Kill. This is why I had to feature the bracelet and not because it is from my father’s store, it’s because I think it’s awesome and think you’ll enjoy it too once the event opens and you have the opportunity to take a look/get your hands on it.

Well everyone I feel like it is time for me to wrap this up; I hope everyone had a safe and prosperous entry into the new year. I look forward to seeing what the next chapter will bring and the adventures to come.

I hope you will join me for them.

Onto the next conversation….Sincerely,

Brennan Q. Reinerman

HAIR: No.Match – No Bling

This hair was originally purchased during a round of Cosmopolitan and I had ideas for it to be used in but they never materialized. Once I started putting together this kind of post-apoc look it reminded me that I had that hair and that it might fight the look I was going for. I purchased the variety pack so it has the basic colors in it that you would normally associate most people having for hair color.

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACE: Stray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged
BODY:: Belleza – Jake

SHIRT: Clef de Peau – Long Tee Skull Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

What drew me to this shirt instantly is the skull design as it is kinda my thing. The shirt is rather long compared to a regular t-shirt and I’m probably incorrect but it seems like the type you would find a raver wearing (don’t shoot me if I’m wrong). I like the shorter than normal sleeves as well as it allows more of the bicep to show and allow anyone who has well toned arms to show off what they’ve got.

PANTS: Clef de Peau – Jogger Pants Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

Super baggy jogger pants…what can I say about them? They remind me a lot of a style of pant called “bushido” pants and I actually own a pair of them in the real world. I practically live in them during the warmer months because they aren’t quite like pants but they aren’t exactly shorts either. It’s a perfect blend and they flow really well when you walk (unless it would be really close to a machine then you might want to be pretty careful not to get caught up in it).

SHOES: ..::ILLI::.. Myles Formal Shoes

BRACELET: {Q-Essentials} Blackridge Bracelet @ The Men’s Jail ⚜ NEW

While I could probably throw this into the actual accessories section, it is a wearable so I’m going to leave it where it is in the apparel area. As you might have read above, my father is the Q behind {Q-Essentials}. I was granted an advanced copy of both versions to help test them out and during the process I really noticed how cool these were. Bracelets and rings are something I like to wear and in-world it is a lot easier than wearing necklaces as they are so darn hard to get to look right on a permanent basis sometimes. This item is at The Men’s Jail but the round is not quite open so I’m not going to leave a taxi right now but I’ll come back and edit this once the event opens (hopefully I remember!).

BACKDROP: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Choices (Group Gift)

This backdrop I’ve seen in various different works by other fashion bloggers and I wanted to try my hand at putting something together with it. I feel like the “Build or Destroy” concept is a really good one as I alluded to before (unless you skipped right down to the credits which is okay too). Probably one of the more recent backdrops of this scale happens to be quite a favorite. I’m not sure if I’ll find a use for it again but maybe I will find a way to revisit it in the future.

RK Poses – Jacob (6, 4)

Some time has passed since RK Poses returned from a bit of a hiatus to start creating poses again and me picking any of them up. This set seemed to call to me when I was browsing around so I thought it would be good to use and I’ve used two of the six poses in the set during this photo shoot so I feel I’ve gotten my monies worth. Definitely will find a way to incorporate these poses into future sessions.

[#438] Winter Wonderland

In the meadow, we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other kids knock him down

Winter Wonderland♫ – Harry Connick Jr.

It looks like I am going to get in at least one more post in 2017 (just a few hours now until the clock strikes midnight where I’m at). I thought I’d go out with something light and refreshing. A fun little shoot that I did with fellow blogger and sister-in-law, Lucie Bluebird-Lexington (of the Bluebird’s Song blog which you should totally check out) and my wife also joined in on the shoot. So thank you to both of you ladies for helping me round out another exciting year of blogging.


I‘m featuring the pose you see the girls on which is by Image Essentials (a TCK brand partner). As you can see the two ladies are having fun coming down from a snow hill but they seem to be heading a bit auspiciously towards me and the snowman I built. I don’t see anything good coming from that but maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll manage to steer away from me at the last minute!


I wanted to give you guys a better view of the “Snow Day” pose and prop from Image Essentials. While I could have gotten on the saucer (or sled) or whatever you wish to call it, it is built more for females so I figured I’d let them have the fun on this one, as I’ve got just about the entire year to photograph myself. I’m still in the main shot and a few of the alternate takes so it comes full circle in a way.


I had not planned my outfit to be the same brand but when I saw the Parka from Lenox at The Men’s Department, I decided to venture to their store and found the pants and boots which felt perfect for my cold weather outdoors weather look. I really liked these products so much that I did purchase the FATPACKS for all of them so that I could wear this combination in other color options when the mood strikes me.


I wanted to keep this short and sweet because I know most people won’t probably be seeing this until tomorrow or maybe sometime way later depending on when they recover from their New Years celebration. Once again I would like to thank you the readers for your continued support and also to those who have given me advice and support throughout the whole year and also through this entire blogging process. You are more valuable then I could ever truly say. Join me in 2018 for more adventures and I’ll be seeing you out there in the shops and events!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Vango. Vince – Naturals @ M.O.MNEW

For the past several rounds of Men Only Monthly, I’ve seen this newer brand called Vango release hair. I liked the hair but I just had similar styles from other brands in what they were releasing so I did not bite at the time. At this current round they have a hair out with a version that includes a beanie and one without it. I chose to purchase the style with the beanie as it fit the look I was going for. With that I also picked up the Naturals pack so that I’d have the basic colors of hair you usually see around. It’s a nicely made product and definitely steers me in their direction for the future.

HEADCATWA – Victor ⚜ NEW
EYESAG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACEStray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET⊱ Lenox Parka @ TMDNEW (Last Day!)

Parka jackets are very well one of your best friends if you live in a cold weather climate. I personally have one myself and that is why I decided to pick this item up at TMD. With the FATPACKS being so affordable I couldn’t help myself but to get all of the colors so that I can change it up if I use it in more than one wintery shoot (which is very possible). This item goes well with other Lenox products such as the wool sweater that I am wearing as well as the flannel shirts they sell. The coat itself does not have a shirt option included so you will have to find an appropriate add-on (unless you prefer to wear it bare chested).

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

I previously blogged this item twice (once by itself and another with the Lenox “Adept” Coat). It has a version that is cut specifically in the front to accommodate the Parka.

PANTSLenox Chino Pants

Staying within the Lenox brand as I did a little shopping after buying the Parka, I found these really great Chinos. You can purchase 9 different colorways or pick them all up in a convenient FATPACK (which will cut you a deal by making it less than it would if you bought just a few single colors). These are definitely a great pair of pants to own and can be useful for a variety of social gatherings or if you’re just going out to the store.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

BOOTSLenox Irish Setter Boots

These boots are something I would liken to not only winter boots but also something you would find someone wearing if they were hunters or ice fisherman so they certainly are working out well for the winter in-world as well. With 8 different color styles to choose from (or do like I did and grab the FATPACK to have them all) you are sure to be able to look your best out there in the frigid temperatures.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies. (Each version comes in rigged and un-rigged)

SNOWMAN⊱ .LollyGag. Mesh Snowman – 3 Shades – Red ⚜ Marketplace

There’s really not much to say about this fun guy but he makes for good yard decor for your wintery locale. This version comes with three different shades of red scarf and hat band. Definitely worth the price (as it is super affordable) so check out the Marketplace link above and take one for yourself!!!

HAIRTruth: Farryn Hair – Multitone 1
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESIzzie’s Winter Eyes Green/Brown
FACELAQ – Luna (1.0)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v4.1

VEST/DRESSCoco – Nordic Sweater Dress/Puffer Vest Navy/Grape
LEGGINGSCoco – Comfy Leggings – Navy
BOOTSMaitreya – Jazz boots – Faded Maroon (Christmas Gift)

HAIRTruth – Delaney
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESBuzzeri – Ocean
FACELAQ – Luna (1.5)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v4.1

COATRebel Hope – Charlize Coat (Plum)
LEGGINGSNeve – Zeezee Leggings
BOOTSMaitreya – Stagioni Boots

IE – Snow Day v1 (b)

A very cool sled (or saucer) with pose prop included that will make for some winter fun photographs. This item is not a part of any events but you can find it at the Image Essentials main location or you can search their items on the Marketplace storefront. You can also try going out of the box and have the fellas take the handles or passenger seat.

Animosity – Quan (3)

[#437] Stand By Me

When the night has come
And land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see

Stand By Me♫ – Bootstraps
(Originally Performed by Ben E. King)

Very rarely do I ever write about my reasons for a post or any background on them (usually they speak for themselves). Though for this I want to give a little bit more because finally being able to use this song choice as a theme of sorts is a long time in the making. When I did finally use it, I wanted to make sure that I was able to really do it justice and lately my work has started to help me become more confident than I have been previously.

Since I was a younger man, music has been a passion of mine. While I never could quite get the hang of being able to create it myself, it has helped me in so many ways that I could easily lose count. The song “Stand By Me” has been easily one of my favorite classic songs of all time and it found itself tied in with a novella turned into motion picture of the same name.

Beginning as a short story in a book of collected novellas, “The Body” by Stephen King transitioned itself into the 1986 film, “Stand By Me”. It featured young actors who would later become some of the more well known ones (some of which you still see today in various projects). Tragically, one of it’s stars, River Phoenix, became a fixture of the party scene and fell to addiction and anyone in their early to late 30’s will remember the news of him overdosing and dying in front of the Vyper Room night club in 1993.


The inspiration for this post came when my friend, Chucky Hollak (owner of Modulus) released the “River” hair for Hipster Men’s Event. I knew instantly that the style was reminiscent to the fallen actor (of which most of his films I’ve seen). It brought me back to “Stand By Me” which falls easily into my movie top 10. I guess you could consider it a tribute of sorts.

I’m also featuring items from MESANGE, Go&See (brand partners), as well as Deadwool and two brands that are new to me (Newphe and Millo Copperfield). As for the events covered within this blog entry, we’ve got Hipster Men’s Event, Limit8, and another fresh round of Men Only Monthly.


Lately I’ve been using a few new things I learned and have been applying them to my work. It’s given me a lot more confidence in creating when I’m doing both the shoot and also the small bit of post production on the photos (I don’t feel overdoing it gives a true view of the items I’m featuring). By doing this it has made me want to try and create and post as much as I possibly can. I want to be able to provide looks that might entice you to run out to a store or an event as everyone deserves to have great items in their closets.


While I would like to try to get at least one more look in before the ball drops at midnight on the 31st, this could very well be my last blog entry for 2017; if that is the case then I feel like I went out with a bang. It’s been a year of many different ups and downs (as I’m sure it has for many of you). I hope that you continue to come on this journey with me in 2018. Be well and be safe in the last few days of this year and to a refreshing new set of adventures for all of us.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – River Hair – Browns @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

As previously stated, this hair is inspired by late actor River Phoenix. It’s a nice longer mid-length hair that is combed more to the left side of the head.  There is a choice of 5 color packs (each with 5 colors inside) distributed via a HUD that has a color tint option to enhance your styling preferences. It also works well with the “Joel” hairbase which you can find at the Modulus flagship store.

HAIRBASEModulus – Joel – Browns 1
HEADCATWA – Victor ⚜ NEW

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Ollie Eyes (9) @ M.O.MNEW

What is likely the last release for the MESANGE brand in 2017, the “Ollie” eyes offer 15 stunning eye colors from shades of blue to the golden orbs you see on me. Compatible with any Omega enabled eyes via the applier HUD, this product also includes regular mesh eyes and system eyes for those who do not use mesh eyes or prefer using system eyes (such as with a LAQ Bento head).

FACEStray Dog – Nate T2

This skin debuted at the November round of Shiny Shabby but I was still very heavily relying on my LeLutka head and Stray Dog’s “Cody” skin for most of my looks. Once the CATWA “Victor” head was released I tried and demo’d a bunch of skins but once “Nate” finally landed in their main store location and I tried it on there was no going back for me. I really like how it looks and I didn’t need to tweak the shape much if at all to get the look I desired for myself.

BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET[Deadwool] Genoa Jacket – Teal

I really wanted to use this jacket when it first was released at the District 20 event but I couldn’t really find anything I liked to combine it with. The jacket is great and has quite a few options to it even if you don’t purchase the FATPACK (which does come with an exclusive style). The jacket has an included HUD that allows you to change the shirt color (12 to choose from) as well as two different armbands (I have mine disabled for this look). Denim jackets are something I am fickle with because I don’t really wear them much and that’s a bit of my fault because I do enjoy them. I think those of you reading who have been on the fence about this product should give it a try. Once I put it on I was highly impressed.

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

JEANS⊱ Millo Copperfield – Basic Marine Jeans @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

With events like Man Cave and Hipster Men’s Event, I’ve found that some of the newer brands are included and it’s a good way for them to get discovered. That’s the case for me with Millo Copperfield. Before walking around HME I did not know of them but I cam across their jeans at the event and I liked how they looked and they had a fit for my body so why not? The hardest part was picking a color and I chose to go with the darkest shade of blue they had but it was down to that or the lime green ones (because I like to do different now and then). The jeans have two types included (regular and slim cuffs) so that you can pick your footwear accordingly.

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

SHOES{kokoia} – Leon Sneakers

I enjoy wearing snearkers, that is probably one of those things that you can easily pick out about my tastes when it comes to shoes. {kokoia} is a solid brand and I am not afraid to say I own a few different pairs of footwear from the brand. The customization they feature is really a good thing because I like to be able to breathe new life into a product I have blogged before and want to come back to down the road. I never want to consider items to be a one and done thing that’s just a waste of money then if you use it once and then it fades out of your mind. With 10 colors to choose from and 5 different areas you can apply the colors to it gives you a lot to work with and that adds value to me. These are worth looking into!

Compatible With: Adam, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

BIKEPopArt Store – Harley Bike (Decor)

I came across this item during a 1 Linden 1 Hour special at the store (thanks Dad!). The bike has two different versions included (one that is rideable and the other just for simple decor as I’ve used here). I felt that it helped set the scene as a prop along with the backdrop that I’ll be getting into in just a moment here. With each version you get a choice of Black, Classic, Green, Purple, and Red bikes to use at your leisure.

BACKDROP⊱ Newphe – Tennessee Backdrop Limited @ Limit8NEW

When I was trying to figure out what exactly this backdrop was supposed to be the only conclusion I could come to is that it was the outside of a motel where there is an office that you go to pay and get keys. I figured it would be a great front to put a bike at and stand by the bike which kind of makes it a play on words while using the song that is a part of the theme; I feel like this all worked out from conception to finish.

Authors note: This item was part of the Limited Editions at the event, there is a possibility that it may no longer be available for purchase.

Go&See * Gallant * Bento Animation Pack (3b) @ M.O.MNEW

When I first received this review pack I thought it was static poses but after I unpacked it and started playing around with it I realized it was animations (such as you would add to an AO). I really liked the fluidity of the animations but one of the things I don’t feel that I am very good at is capturing an image from an avatar that is moving but I did it as you can see! There are 5 animations included (two of which have alternate versions for a total of 7 altogether). These would easily fit into your AO for you to use in your everyday adventures.