[#420] This Cloud…

I don’t want to come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah

Comedown” – BushListen

Hello once again, sorry it has been a while since my last entry but things have been a bit hectic lately. Also had some setbacks trying to get this photo session off with some in-world hiccups so it was suspended a day or so and then the real world kicked in but I got it done and here we are!

I thought that I would combine a little funny/serious tone to this scene.

First I am going to place a little disclaimer by saying that what you see in today’s look/scene does not entirely reflect the views of myself or These Conversations Kill. While I’m not for the use of recreational drugs, I am not against it. Everything has a time and a place and what people decide to do with their time and their bodies is completely up to them. I simply wanted to make a reference to the blog post # in question with a little play on the unofficial smoker’s holiday.

This look that I have is full of items from brand collaborators who have offered review copies for me to feature and tell you about as well as give any thoughts I might have. Designers contributing to this blog entry are Modulus, Mesange and {COLD-ASH}.

Events that I’ve been to and or the review items are located at include Men Only Monthly, The Men’s Department, as well as FaMESHed, We Love RP and Shiny Shabby which all have great various items for males at them right now!

I was recently reminded of a great location to photograph at, The Last Forever. It was time to take a trip back to see if there was a good spot to park my pixels and be able to capture a good scene once I had the pose all ready to go.

You’ll be able to tell with the theme of this entry that the street name (which you can see in the first photo) is appropriate for what is going on in the scene.

It’s about that time to wrap up another fun adventure. For those who just happened to stumble on the page and have never been here, thanks for looking and hope to see you back. To those who are avid viewers who enjoy what they see here I hope you enjoyed and that you’ll be back again for my next entry. Be well until then!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Nutmeg & Entwined. Cameron @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Beanies are one of my favorite types of hats in both the real and virtual world. What makes this one even better for me is it combines a pair of headphones. Music is essentially my drug, it helps pick me up when there is a tough day or to help celebrate an accomplishment. There is two different versions for males and for females with a HUD that can change the color of both the beanie and the headphones. This is definitely something for those of you who are music loves that are also partial to longer hair.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Lephan Eyes @ We Love RPNEW

Another unique eye release from Mesange, 15 colors to choose from via HUD for those of you with Omega applier capable eyes as well as mesh eyes that are included. I find that I’m always in awe with the different combinations of colors that are used in MESANGE products. I know that a lot of eye makers are doing the sizes now but I know that MESANGE was one of the first to start implementing it which offers variety as well to get the very best look for the windows to your soul.

FACE⊱ Modulus – Viktor Skin – Lelutka @ TMDNEW

Viktor is the newest release in the M-Bare skin line and has appliers for both Catwa branded heads as well as LeLutka’s “Andrea” head. With 6 different skin tones to pick from and an included shape with the product, you can create the best look for your vision of who you are.

BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ (( Cheeky Ink )) Joker x Batman Tattoo ♯ Marketplace

Two of my favorite comic book characters together in the form of skin ink. How could I say no to that? I found this on the marketplace as I was randomly searching for things and thought it was something I needed to have. It is compatible with Belleza male bodies and has an applier for Omega enabled bodies too so everyone is covered that might want this tattoo.

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} BLAKE VNeck Tee (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMDNEW

Want a reason to go to The Men’s Department (Like I need to give you one)? Check out this latest release from {COLD-ASH}, the BLAKE VNeck Tee. There are 8 solid colors to choose from (which you can get all in one HUD by purchasing the FATPACK). This is definitely very casual for just hanging out with your favorite people or doing nothing on a lazy Sunday.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature (2 types), and TMP male bodies.

JEANS⊱ AITUI – Ripped Jeans – Blue Wash @ M.O.MNEW

When I’m putting a casual look together 3/4 of the time I am going to go with jeans of some type. During one of my trips to Men Only Monthly, I found these jeans to go with the shirt (which I already had). The trend of having ripped/destroyed denim has become increasingly popular over time and I’m starting to really enjoy it myself as it separates itself from your every day plain jeans.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

SHOES⊱ Bleich – Wheeler – Vintage @ FaMESHedNEW

While I was browsing the shopping guide for the FaMESHed event, I came across the latest footwear from Bleich. I own a few pairs of shoes from the brand but as of late I hadn’t because they had not yet come out with anything for Balleza but that has changed. The Wheeler sneakers are everything I love about low-tops. They are patterned after a certain animal named brand and are untied. Bleich sure upped the anti a bit for my love of low-top sneakers and I think you’ll love these just as much as I do. They are available in 6 different colorways.

Compatible with: Belleza, SLink and TMP male bodies (Also includes female mesh body sizes)

Photo taken @ The Last Forever

*!R.O!* Dreamer Pose w/ Mesh Joint ♯ Marketplace

While there really isn’t much I can offer as far as insight into this pose and prop because what you see is what you get, I do have to say it is nicely done and I’ve used several poses from this brand and will continue to utilize them however I can.

I would also like to note that the store itself is having a sale on singles and couples poses until the 17th of November. All single poses are marked at 25L and Couples poses are 50L. If you need poses for your works it doesn’t hurt to go do some shopping you may find plenty of things to work with.

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[#384] Where No One Knows My Name

I think I’ll go to Boston
I think I’ll start a new life
I think I’ll start it over where no one knows my name

Boston” – AugustanaListen

I welcome everyone back to another look from yours truly, where this time I have goodies from events such as UBER, Designer Circle, Cosmopolitan, Man Cave and also Men Only Monthly. Just like usual you’ll find the full credits below where you will be given transportation to the events and stores themselves. I’m going to try something a bit new with this entry and for the new items that are being featured I’ll write a little bit about each of them. Let me get into what went on in this one so I can get you out there to enjoy a shopping experience.

HAIRBURLEY – Gabriel

Burley is a well known name in the hair game in the world of Second Life, most people reading this will know that but just in case you haven’t found this fine example of stylish tresses then I am glad that I am able to give you a taste. The recently released “Gabriel” hair is a nice mid length side combed hair but what makes this just a bit more special is that it comes with a styler HUD and gives you the option to choose if you want the full hair or a version where the side is shaved which is something of a major hair trend that I’m noticing. For this item I went with the variety pack as there were more than I would possibly use with the full FATPACK, but there’s still a generous amount of colors included. You are also getting an included Hairbase for Legacy users, and also applier HUDs for Omega, Signature, and TMP respectively.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)

EYES⊱ AG. Passion Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan (Until 07/02)

We are in the final days of the current round of Cosmopolitan in which Avi-Glam is participating with their release of the “Passion Eyes”. There are 6 different colors to choose from all with little flecks in them to make them even more unique. Provided in this package are mesh eyes as well as HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega applier enabled eye products.

FACE⊱ Clef de Peau: Ivo T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

MOUSTACHE⊱ Kauna – Bento Moustache: English [v1.2] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave
BEARD⊱ Kauna – Bento Beard: Shape A [v1.2] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Man Cave

Kauna, a brand known for their clothing such as their suits and more recently jeans/boots combination have stepped into new territory with their release of new bento facial hair, a beard and a moustache. The “English” Moustuache is a very old style handlebar that works really nicely with the “Shape A” beard. Both of these come with a HUD with 9 pre-selectable hair colors but also has a tintable feature if your style choice is not one of the ones included. For a first effort, I think Kauna nailed this and is a product that I’ll certainly feature again in the future. It must also be noted that this beard is for users or Catwa branded heads. If you have something other than Daniel and Stanley it is advised to try the demo first. You can find both of these at the inaugural round of Man Cave, and from one fella to another, I definitely recommend it to any beard lover.

BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Ash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER
WRAP⊱ AITUI – Mountaineer – Waist Wrap ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ UBER

I’m really excited about the latest release by Aitui that is currently available at UBER, which just started a fresh round several days ago. The “Mountaineer” shirt is best described as a graphic tee with the added benefit of suspenders thrown in. There are 8 colors to choose from and fit Signature, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies. I’m wearing the “Ash” version which is a mid to dark gray color. I partnered it up with the companion item that can aslo be found at the same event. The “Mountaineer Waist Wrap” is a cool flannel shirt that goes around the waist and works for that potential evening chill one might experience hanging out at the beach. The waist wrap has HUD with 8 different choices and fits the same three body formats the shirt does. I really knew I had to have these the moment I saw them and I certainly hope you get that same feeling.

SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Simon Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

As one of my sponsors, I was honored to receive the latest clothing release from RIOT that is out now at Men Only Monthly. The “Simon” shorts are a great addition to the look that I’ve put together. The FATPACK provides you with 28 different colors of fabric as well as that same option with a seersucker print. The belt is customizable as well with the same color choices and 9 metal buckle choices. I decided to coordinate with the flannel color of the waist wrap and went with the teal seersucker print. The shorts are just the right length just above the kneecap as I don’t like them all that short personally. The HUD is easy to use and no matter what color you choice you’ll definitely be getting a quality product. Head over to Men Only Monthly now and give them a shot!

SHOES⊱ The Owl. – Must Have Chucks (Batman) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

I found myself browsing around Shiny Shabby when it opened and came across some high tops by a brand I was not familiar with. At the event, The Own has the “Must Have Chucks” in a variety of colors and also a few themed ones based of television shows and also characters. The ones I am wearing have a really cool image of the Caped Crusader and his nemesis on one side and on the other an image of The Clown Prince of Crime. I’m a sneaker addict so it didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to snag up the FATPACK; the included sizes are (Maitreya and SLink for Females) and (Signature, SLink, and TMP for Males). If you want a good looking high top check out The Owl at Shiny Shabby.

BACKDROP⊱ [Bad Unicorn] Barbers Backdrop ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8 (Sold Out)

Limit8 is a great event that gives shoppers the chance to own one of a kind items that even before the event ends could be sold completely out of stock. One of those items that is being featured here is the “Barbers Backdrop” from Bad Unicorn Clothing. These scene depicts the front of a closed barber shop and comes with a secured door and even has a barbers pole to give it that true authentic shop look. Bad Unicorn did really well with this and just like their other backdrops made it fun to pose in front of. The neon signs even cast off a reddish glow to them; I’m glad to say that I have this genuine one of a kind item.

IE – GothNIC ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer Circle

Designer Circle is not often an event that I’m able to find items but I just happened to find one of the latest pose sets by Image Essentials, in which I am able to review copies of. The GothNIC pose set was designed for the female in mind but I was able to find a way to take one of the poses from the set and use it to help create my scene. I have to say I really enjoy being able to take poses that aren’t specifically for guys and put a spin on them and make them work. For those ladies who might be reading this, these really are great poses to use for such occasions as creating profile pictures. Why not head to Designer Circle and take a look for yourself you may be surprised how much you like them.

I appreciate anyone who took the time to check this out and I also hope that you’re able to find uses for these items as well or are even able to find other items from the events and stores that have been featured here in this entry. I am going to call this a wrap but remember as always to stay stylish fellas!

[#354] I Always Catch The Clock, It’s 11:11

And if this is what it takes
just to lie with my mistakes
and live with what I did to you
and all the things I put you through

Konstantine” –  Something Corporate  ♫Listen

Every now and again I get requests and things to visualize my take on songs and some of them I know and others I get familiar with to get a good idea of how to represent it. This particular entry is one of those special ones that a friend of mine asked me to try and tackle. It’s one of those songs that only a fair of people know and surprisingly when I was asked I knew it but the key was to try and do it justice. I feel that I did it justice and with the help of my assistant, Bianca, I was able to make it possible.

The skin I am wearing was to be one of my last items for Skin Fair 2017 coverage but some things came up that I was unable to finish this until after the event ended but it is very likely within a short amount of time it will be available in their main location. It’s one of their first for the Catwa “Daniel” Bento head. I chose to go with the peach tone because it was the best fit between super pale and a more tanned version.

For my shirt, I’m wearing the “Constantine” shirt by Aitui that’s available at the current round of FaMESHed that ends on the 27th. I thought this pulled the idea together being that the inspiration for this entry is similarly titled. There are several different color combinations to choose from by I chose the “crow vs dove” version which essentially is black and white.

I paired it with the “Shoe Cut Jeans” in white by ::K:: and even though I am wearing the NX-Nardcotix “David” body, the best fit for these jeans was for the SLink Physique body which I was able to avoid clipping with the shirt.

Lost & Found has once again started a new round full of great items such as skins, poses, furniture & decor, and what I am featuring for this session: eyes. MESANGE just released the “Manderley Eyes” and you can get the 15 different colors individually or all together by buying the FatPack (which is easily the best value for really good eyes). These eyes have the standard mesh as well as an Omega Applier friendly HUD to be able to change them. Not only that but you get the choice of what size pupils/iris’ you wish to have with the HUD as well.

Tableau Vivant has a new hair that you can pick up at Men Only Monthly called “Hudson” it has a nice shaved hairbase applier included and is a side parted style that I chose to go with a rooted blonde color to try something a little different considering almost always I go for black or brown hair and occasionally blonde but not often.

To give some mentions for what Bianca is wearing, she is wearing a new hair from Tableau Vivant also that you can get at the March round of We ❤ RP and it is called “Leilani” she is wearing one of the blonde tones and the hairbase is not included but can be purchased at the Tableau Vivant main location.

The tanktop and shorts outfit is a part of the Tres Blah “Slumber Party” gacha that is still available at The Arcade until the 31st of March. It is definitely a cute addition to your closet for a night in.

I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you the reader may have a request, you can either contact me personally or leave a comment on the blog itself and I will read it and see what I can do with what I’m given. These are the kinds of challenges I enjoy.

There’s more goodies to come including items from Shoetopia which just opened a few days ago. Keep an eye out and I will see you again soon, here’s the credits. Until next time, stay stylish fellas and for the ladies keep it classy!


BRENNAN

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Hudson ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Manderley Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
FACE^^Swallow^^ Martin – Peach
BODYNX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body ♯ ☆NEW

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Constantine – Crow vs Dove ♯ @ FaMESHed (Last Day!)
PANTS::K:: Shoe Cut Jeans – White

SOFA(epia) – Used Sofa RARE


BIANCA (AKA KONSTANTINE)

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Leilani ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes Green
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2 BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Tank – Nude ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
SHORTS⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Shorts – Polka Dots ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

Gacha Prize


RK Poses – It’s You (Group Gift)
RK Poses – Bob (6)

[#338] Just Look At All That Pain

So fake your death
or it’s your blame
And leave the lights on
when you stay
Take off your clothes
and dream that fame
Come on and feel that shame

Fake Your Death” –  My Chemical Romance  ♫Listen

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It seems almost like a lifetime ago that My Chemical Romance announced they were calling it a day as a band. I’d like to say that I consider myself a fan and anytime I get the opportunity to pay homage to a musician or group I jump at it. It seems that a lot of the products in this installment just called out begging to be put together. Let me give you a little insight.

It started out at FaMESHed where I saw the “Napolean” Jacket by Aitui. This was something that easily reminded me of the “Black Parade” era for MCR and one that was probably my overall favorite. Without hesitation I grabbed it to start the ball rolling on putting this look and photo shoot together. The jacket comes in sizes for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP. There are also many other color choices/combinations to choose from and all you have to do is take the taxi down in the credits to check them out.

My next step was to find a hair to match the jacket with the idea I had in mind. That’s when I went to The Men’s Department and found the “Micah” hair from +elua+. It’s a nice short little style that works absolutely great for what I wanted to achieve. It chose to buy the fatpack but used the “Blacks” HUD to find the white color hair that was worn by the frontman of the band, Gerard Way.

Modulus just released the “Griff” and I chose to wear the cream tone as it was the lightest available from the brand. I really like how it looks, strong yet brooding which is the mood that I was looking for. It is available now at their mainstore, I encourage you to check it out or any of their other new skin releases.

The final touches came from items I already had in my closet. The MGmen’s Sven pants were originally at one of the previous rounds of the [SIGNATURE] event. They were the kind of trouser that I knew would fit exactly what I wanted exactly. Lastly I threw on the “Innsbruck” shoes from A&D. I feel like these are ones that I can use because they are versatile as they are a combination of both dressy and casual.

The “Soft Caress” poses recently released by Image Essentials for the Designer’s Showcase had one in particular that I thought was very useful for the feel I was going for with the theme. You might say that it is a pose set that would best be suited for the gals but I made a way to make it work for me as could any gentleman that needs an intricate close-up photo.

It’s time for me to get to work on my next adventure so grab your wallets and take a stroll to these stores and events and find some great items even if they are not ones featured here today. Happy shopping and as always, stay stylish fellas!

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⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ Micah ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ AG. Melancholia Eyes (Hazel)
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Griff Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW
⊰HANDS⊱ -VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V1.1BETA  ♯ ☆NEW
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

⊰JACKET⊱ AITUI – Napoleon – the Great Fear ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
⊰PANTS⊱ MGmen’s – Pants Sven (Black)
⊰SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Innsbruck

Photo taken @ Anduril

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IE – Soft Caress (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer’s Showcase

[#234] I Shall Not Walk Alone

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When my legs no longer carry
and the warm wind chills my bones
I reach for Mother Maryand I shall not walk alone

I got a little far behind with poses and it’s just a few hours more and then the 2016 version of The Pose Fair will be finished. There were so many great singles and couples poses and I would have liked to have covered more for the event but this blogger got hit with a little bit of a setback. Most of these great items will be finding their way to their respective brands Main Stores so I’ll be able to at least get to them even though they won’t be representing the Pose Fair. I was at least able to get in one selection thankfully.

Tomorrow is also Easter and I hope everyone who celebrates the day with family, friends, or both have an enjoyable day. I’ll catch you on the flip side!

SectionHeaders_TLv2HAIRModulus – Leo Hair – Blond
HEADCATWA HEAD – Jackson v4.6
EYES.ARISE. Crims Eyes / Cold
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Luke T2 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2016
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.3

SHIRT7mad;Ravens – Erik Grunge Henley
JEANS[BODY FACTORY] Desmond Jeans (Black)
SHOES[BLK2.0] ZANOCCI Neptune Black

NECKLACEAITUI – Ammunition Necklace

POSE⊱ {PM} Rocco (6) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Pose Fair 2016

SectionHeaders_TIv2I Shall Not Walk Alone” –  Ben Harper     ♬Listen

[#162] Am I Supposed To Be Happy?

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“We made plans to grow old
believe me there was truth
in all those stories that I told”

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BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
SKIN⊱ Clef de Peau – Hugo Base T3 Standard Skin // @ The Seasons Story //NEW
EYES⊱ #Adored – Miasma Eyes – Bluejeans // @ The Pastel Goth Fair 2015 //NEW
EYEBROWS⊱ Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 14 Black // @ The Seasons Story //NEW
HANDSSLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – On Hip / Relaxed
FEETSLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1
HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Ron Hair GREYSCALE // @ TMD //NEW

SHIRT⊱ Modulus Fenton Shirt – Cool // @ TMD //NEW
JEANSModulus Akira Jeans – Blue Grey
BOOTS⊱ [VALE KOER] THE FORMAL ECCENTRIC FATPACK // @ TMD //NEW

BRACELET⊱ AITUI – Rocker Bracelet – Black // @ TMD //NEW

POSE/PROPS*CS* Blues and Soul

TheInfluence_TCK

Cat and Mouse” – The Red Jumpsuit ApparatusListen/View