[#405] My Love Is A Life Taker

This bottle of Steven’s awakens empty feelings
Like father, step father, the son is drowning in the flood

Say It Ain’t So” – WeezerListen

Some exciting things have been going on the last few days and I’ll get to those in a moment. It’s been a few since my last entry but sometimes I get these little lulls where either life gets in the way or my though process isn’t going the way I want and when I set up a scene or go to a location to photograph a scene I want it to be as close to what I’ve got in my head as possible.

It doesn’t always work that way.

There are a few repeat items from the last look but that’s mainly cosmetic stuff like skin and eyes. Those are things that often times do not change as much unless there is a new product out that you really like and want to feature.

Good fortune has found me at the n21 and FaMESHed events as I’ve been able to find multiple items to showcase which only usually lends itself to the male events I shop because I tend to find most of my things there. I am quite happy though to be able to display things from events you might not normally see get coverage. Branching out is definitely a highlight for me. Most people are familiar with the MadPea brand which holds hunts, and has different games that contain prizes and I took a venture to their sim and was able to find a great shot to work with so if there is anyone who is looking for an interesting spot to photograph then I definitely recommend MadPea City which you can find transportation too below.

One last thing before I leave you to browse the credits and that is I recently found out that I was nominated for a Bloggy Award. Which for me is a huge honor. The Bloggies is an award ceremony that will feature a who’s who of bloggers and I’ve been nominated in the category of “Best Humorous Blogger”. What makes this truly unique is that people can vote for their favorites so if there are any readers out there that follow the blog and enjoy it and want to help then you can cast your vote at The Bloggies Ballot Site (but keep in mind you have to be logged into a Google account to be able to vote. If you do show your love for These Conversations Kill, know that I will sincerely appreciate it and a big thank you goes out to those of my esteemed colleagues that nominated me to put me in this position.

With that I’m going to leave you with the credits from the scene and some of my thoughts on products that are new to this session. It’s been my privilege and see you again on the next adventure. Stay stylish with a song in your soul!

HAIR⊱ BURLEY – Craig @ n21NEW

When a hair brand releases a hair/hat combination and it looks awesome it gets me all sorts of amped up. I like wearing caps but most times they never work out with hair so I tend to just wear the cap with a base. Burley released this snapback mid-length hair combination. It comes with a style HUD that you are able to choose if the cap is facing the front of you or it is backwards. Also you can change the hat itself with a collection of colors and patterns. There are tons of color packs to choose from or you can purchase the full product for a pro-rated price. I myself picked up the variety pack which includes most of the main hair colors.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – DragonnWish Eyes @ We Love RPNEW
EYEBROWS⊱ [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows @ TMDNEW
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Elias T1 @ TMD ♯ NEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ Tonktastic – Cotton Tee (Bundles 5-8) @ TMDNEW

This item is a review copy that was sent to me by TonkTastic through my sponsorship with Hermony. Though Hermony is not doing official sponsors at the time he is gracious enough to send me things to review as I am a big fan of his brand and the work he’s done. This is the second time the two brands have collaborated on a shirt (the first being #1-4 that first appeared at the Man Cave event in August). 14 designs in each shirt that you can combine into one HUD if you choose to purchase them all and I encourage you to do so because these shirts are mega sweet. They come fitted for Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic Fitted Avatars, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.

SHORTS{COLD-ASH} CHINO Shorts
SHOES⊱ L&B Swear Low Top Sneakers – Male @ FaMESHedNEW

Lapointe & Bastchild’s Swear brand has been one of my favorites for quite a while. I’ve purchased shirts, jeans, you name it and I’ve gotten it because they are well made and fit really well. They’ve outdone themselves with their version of the timeless classic Low Top Sneakers. Included is a HUD with two pages of different color schemes to pick from that will give you plenty of wearability. For those of you with Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and SLink Physique bodies you’ll be able to wear these kicks and show your cool factor wherever you are at. These are at the FaMESHed event until the end of the month!

Photo Taken @ Madpea City


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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!

[#344] I’ll Follow You Down

… down to where forever lies
Without a doubt I’m on your side
There’s no where else that I would rather be
I’m not about to compromise
Give you up to say goodbye
I’ll guide you through the deep
To keep you close to me

I’ll Follow You” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

After a small little hiatus, I’m back with another look for you with new items from The Crossroads and The Chapter Four. I’ve also got a bento pose from Image Essentials that I enlisted the help of my friendly assistant, Bianca to help me with. She is wearing a new item from Creators Collection Box. Let’s get into the details everyone!

Go&See is back with a new skin available at the recently opened March round of The Crossroads. That’s right, the “Markus” skin is now available in both Pale and Tan tones. The package includes appliers for just about every body type so you shouldn’t have any issues pairing it up with your body setup. Also there’s a shape included that helps make the facial features look their best but you could also modify it yourself if you want to tweak it even further to your specifications.

With March just getting underway, The Chapter Four is also back for two weeks of retail spanning from clothing, gacha machines and more. MESANGE has released their “Cassandra Eyes” which feature 15 different tones and it comes with regular mesh eyes and also a HUD for Omega applier enabled eyes for those who have them. After much thought, the owner and creator, Jadis Ashland, has chosen to stop making appliers for Genesis Lab eyes as there is a major difference between the original mesh head eyes and the ones that are found in the bento version heads.

As I previously stated my assisant, Bianca, is wearing a cool baseball jersey/jeans combination from *KOPI* that is available presently at the Creators Collection Box event until March 18th. It comes in standard sizes but easily works with many of the mesh bodies with alphas enabled.

There are plenty more exciting things coming up around the horizon with The Men’s Department just opening and Skin Fair 2017 just about to begin not to mention some things from the already opened rounds of the Signature Event and also Men Only Monthly so stay tuned for those. I look forward to presenting great looks for you all.

Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


BRENNAN
HAIR[BURLEY] Troy – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Cassandra Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ Go&See * Markus * Pale ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS SIGNATURE GIANNI V2.1BETA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ [Phunk] Mens Baseball Shirt ♯ Marketplace
JEANS⊱ [Gild] Cropped Pants ♯ SwagBag (Feb/Final)
SHOES[VALE KOER] THE VASIFORMS


BIANCA
HAIRLamb. Loomer – Pastel Pack✝
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes (Green)
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

OUTFIT⊱ *KOPI*  Baseball Shirts – Red ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Creators Collection Box
SHOESMaitreya Low Sneakers – 017

✝ Gacha Prize

Photo taken @ Nouvelle’s Adventures


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[#331] Hell’s Bells

I’m rolling thunder, pouring rain
I’m coming on like a hurricane
My lightning’s flashing across the sky
You’re only young but you’re gonna die

Hells Bells” –  AC/DC  ♫Listen

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Not long ago, Violetility, made replicas of weapons you see regularly if you are a fan of the show, Supernatural. Well much to my delight and very many other fans, it’s been done again. This time it’s a replica of what most people refer to as “The First Blade” which was a weapon wielded by one of the very first demons, Cain. That’s right, you can now own in-world the very blade that Cain and later Dean Winchester used. But beware as this may cause aggression, violence, and bloodlust. I’m very happy that this was made as I have stated in previous entries, I love the show and when I am able to create photos that are inspired by it that it makes me very happy.

Quite a few of the items used to create this look have made appearances from previous entries such as the Patrol Plaid Shirt by L&B Swear, as well as the “Joe” hair by BURLEY. Also returning are the “Seattle” boots by A&D because they went really well with the product I’m about to tell you about. It helped forge the Dean Winchester look quite well if I don’t say so myself.

At the SIGNATURE Event, A&D Clothing released the “James” jeans. While I am wearing them for the Gianni body as I did get them at the event for that purpose, they are also fitted for Classic (Standard Fitmesh), the Adam body, SLink Physique, and also TMP. Now I know not many people want to buy full packs but let me tell you that doing so for this release would not be a disappointment. Not only do you get 6 colors of jeans you cannot get elsewhere, but the HUD that controls everything has such great options such as belt color, belt buckle color, and also different options for cuffs so if you want to wear different kinds of footwear from shoes to boots you can with ease. Well worth the price in my mind. The SIGNATURE Event is running until the 31st, so you still have time to run and grab these.

MESANGE is at the Cosmetic Fair! The “Madrigal Eyes” are available with 15 different colors and the easy to use HUD that those of you who are fans of this brand know about. Each individual package contains the standard mesh eyes, as well as a HUD for Omega appliers. For those who pick up the BEAUTY PACK, you also get included in the HUD the ability to apply the eyes to Genesis Lab eyes. Lots of value for a high quality product as you can see from the up close view of them.

Also today is the last day of The Crossroads for the January round. Here I am using a pose from the XXY “Wandering” Pose pack. It has five really great static poses to choose from as you can see from the one that I am using.

I have so much more that I want to show you all but time is limited so I must send you off on your shopping expeditions while I continue to work to bring you some really great items and looks from favorite designers and events. Maybe I’ll catch you out there but until then as always, stay stylish fellas! Onto the credits, shall we?

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HAIR[BURLEY] – Joe – Sampler
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Madrigal Eyes ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmetic Fair
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Brown)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARDMODULUS – Simple Stubble
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRTL&B Swear – Patrol Plaid Shirt
JEANS⊱ A&D Clothing – Pants -James-  ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
BOOTSA&D Shoes – Seattle-

BLADE⊱ Violetility – Blade of Cain ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore

Photo taken at the Devin 1&2 sim.

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XXY – Wandering Pack (2) ≠ @ The Crossroads (Ends Jan. 28th)

[#330] Your Dream Is Over…Or Has It Just Begun?

Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game…of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day…

Silent Lucidity” –  Queensryche  ♫Listen

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Tableau Vivant has returned with a new skin that is available at their flagship store. “Fabian” is just one of three new releases that were made to work with the CATWA “Daniel” head. There are a variety of tones to choose from ranging from very pale to dark. Whatever your preference is, there’s a tone for you. Originally the store only had body appliers for SLink Physique but I’ve discovered that they also have them now for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body, which I was pleased to see as that is primarily my favorite to use right now.

After another trip to Men Only Monthly, I find myself wearing new ink. Tattoos are something that I don’t seem to do very much of but that doesn’t mean I don’t like them or want to use them. They just very rarely are a part of my vision for the photos I take. ISUKA has been one of my favorite tattoo creators as of late and when I saw the “VX” I knew that I needed to incorporate it into something. The detail is phenomenal and you have a choice of Fresh, Normal, and Faded styles. It also comes with appliers for both Omega for all compatible body types and for [SIGNATURE] Gianni.

As a side note, returning in this post from Men Only Monthly are the “Ardor Eyes” from Avi-Glam. I chose to go with the Green tone because I liked the way that it looked with the lighting that I used in my setup.

While it isn’t a new release, the “Jax” hair from BURLEY is one of the more recent for them. There are a variety of colors and tones you can choose from but this time I just bought their version of a variety pack. The cool feature of this hair is it comes with a HUD that you can wear it as a full hair or you can remove one of the sides for a partial shaved look.

For the only article of clothing I have on, I am wearing the N-Uno “Steve” pants. These were available in a previous round of Men Only Monthly but can be purchased now at their store. The pants come in sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and TMP bodies. I would liken them to jogging/lounge pants and they have a stripe down the side that you are unable to see from the angle that I shot at.

Identity Body Shop created and released a new set of Hairbases and Beards at The Men’s Dept for Jaunuary. The latter you can see here in the form of the “Fresh” beard; it comes in 6 different tones.

Last but not least is the item that kind of pulled my idea together. [Black Bantam] created a infant baby gatcha machine for The Epiphany event. These little ones have a hold pose and a menu when clicked upon to interact with them. The RARE consists of one of the infants inside of a basket. There are 6 different tones to win with both common and RARE allowing for 12 different prize possibilities.

You can find these items and more by taking a look at the style credits below along with a taxi to them. That’s all I’ve got for you this time but I’ll see you all again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBURLEY – Jax – Sampler
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Green) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARD⊱  IDTTY Faces – Fresh Beard ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA VX ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTSN-Uno – Steve Pants // N-3

INFANT⊱  [Black Bantam] For Lali Infant Baby Boy 1 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany