[#575] I’m On Top Of The World

I’ve been waiting to smile,
Been holding it in for a while,
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

Imagine Dragons, ♫On Top Of The World

Wow…that’s the word that would best describe the first two weeks of this year so far. I could try to explain it in greater detail but I feel like I would likely get close to novella type proportions by describing everything that’s gone on. The fact is that I have been really getting back something I thought might have been lost somewhere along the way last year; it just needed a jump start.

Part of this resurgence is my constant work with items from Pose Fair. Many of the items have given me a lot of ideas and I have some for things I haven’t blogged yet but hope to get to now that I fulfilled the main things that have been asked of me. Killing it would be the best way to say in regards to the fair and I feel like a kid in a candy store. I love having brands with clothing as partners but I think in ways I really get inspired most by poses so it makes sense that I am inspired so much by this event.

The other part is the support and encouragement I’ve received from Brenna, Lucky and several others that are a part of my little tribe. I know the people with which I can count on and I know that if I ask for their advice that I would get a straight answer without any bs responses that would cater to what I wanted to hear and that’s something anyone would want out of their people.

I also earned a new brand partner which as soon as there is a new item to blog I will talk about it more and truthfully I am still pinching myself believing that it actually happened but it shows me that hard work pays off even when you least expect it to which is why I chose “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons as my soundtrack for this blog entry. It is my current state of mind and also there is a line in it about paying dues and as a blogger I know I pay them all the time without ever really wanting anything in return.

The hairstyle I have on is the latest release at TMD by Modulus, which is of course a favorite brand (not just saying it because I blog for them but I do consider the teams I am apart of favorites as well as being passionate about them). “Miles” is a short style that has a few little strands of hair that run along the eyebrow region.

Out of the latest release that Modulus has made I figured this worked best as my pixels are parked on top of the fictional version of the CN Tower, aka Bad Unicorns “Tower 6”. To be completely honest though the real me would never be that brave to try and find a way to just chill on top of a huge place like that without a parachute mainly because I’m deathly afraid of heights; it’s a good thing nothing happens if you accidentally fall off something tall in Second Life.

Landing is not impactful nor will it cause permanent damage to you.

Modulus – Miles Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color HUD packs + integrated tinting on the HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK is also available
  • Left or right mirrored versions
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 01/30/19

For The Men Jail I have two items in my style to share and I will start with the “Isis Eyes” by Madame Noir. I have to say that this are definitely more for fantasy looks but I like them so much I really didn’t care (as I don’t really do those kinds of photos although I should). Each color has a metallic feel to it which works great with many lighting sources to pull out their intensity.

The jacket I have on is from Kaju, I wore a sweater from this store in the blog that featured me doing insane sledding. This item is called the “Eric Jacket” and is an open styled jacket with a shirt that has 6 different colors for each part in the FATPACK version. Kaju in the last few rounds of TMJ have put out some great items that I have been excited about showing off and I hope this trend continues. I hope that readers of this blog check this store out and give them some love and support because I definitely feel they deserve it.

Madame Noir – Isis Eyes

  • Mesh eyeballs with HUD included in pack
  • Applier HUDs for both CATWA and LeLutka
  • 13 different iris styles to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Kaju – Eric Jacket

  • Original Mesh
  • Single styles for sale
  • FATPACK includes HUD with 6 color choices (for Jacket and Shirt)
  • Fitted for Signature Gianni Only
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Sometimes with events I get introduced to stores that I may have never heard of before or know very little about. To me that is akin to listening to the radio or going on YouTube to watch videos and finding new music to listen to that I am likely to become a fan of. So for this round of Pose Fair I have been introduced to a store called POSIES, which I have the honor of blogging their “Men Mood Sits” pose pack.

Sitting poses are tricky sometimes because I always feel like if I use them with a piece of furniture that already has poses, it is somewhat like false advertising because if someone chooses to go look for the furniture in the photo and tests out the poses while not finding the pose that I used it can be very disappointing I imagine. Being that there is not any poses in the tower, I am able to use this set without feeling guilty or leading someone astray.

One of the best things I like about this set is that it offers mirror poses (some sides photograph better just like in real life) and also has versions for short and tall avatars. That truly is an amazing thing that I think could be considered by pose creators in the future as not everyone is the same height on the grid (there are short avatars; some that are mid sized like myself and then there are some that could give the Jolly Green Giant a run for his money).

POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in all
  • Short, Tall and Mirror variations included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

I hope the positivity of this pose carries on to anyone reading this because good things can happen when you least expect them too. This is definitely something that I hope I don’t come down from and that all of the inspiration, support and encouragement that I receive from those closest to me and also the blogger community when it applies can be given back in any way I possibly can.

Perhaps on social media finding another blogger’s posting and sharing it with a kind word sometime during this week is a challenge I issue to myself and to those visiting and reading this post. Appreciation can go a long way and how fair it goes is up to everyone. On that note, I am finishing this one up and going to figure out what’s next.

Keep the conversations going and have some fun browsing and shopping all the latest events! Until next time…

B


POSE: POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

TOWER: Bad Unicorn – Tower 6

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Miles @ TMDNEW
EYES: Madame Noir – Isis Eyes @ The Men JailNEW

JACKET: Kaju – Eric Jacket @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: CHEERNO – JEANS Brush Wash
SHOES: FLi. – Fliverse Low (Black)

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[#555] Calling You

And I feel like I can fly when I stand next to you
So while I’m on this phone
A hundred miles from home
I’ll take the words you gave me and send them back to you

Blue October, ♫Calling You

As I said in the last blog I would likely not be posting another winter themed pic but that almost became a misspoken truth as I was wandering around and found a spot or two that I could have done something with but I don’t want to exhaust that well too quickly (least of all not in December already). I’ve once again found a nice spot within the I Am (SL) Amsterdam sim and got to make friends with a kitty (well of course logically that didn’t happen) and came away with a great pair of photos to put into this blog post.

I was a bit worried that with my outfit I wouldn’t be able to come up with a song to work as the soundtrack but with how everything work out I decided on “Calling You” by Blue October for two reasons: the first being that I felt my facial look was a tad like Justin Furstenfeld and the second was the words of the song have a meaning to me personally. I can see how it applies to the way I feel about my special someone and when your gut tells you to go on something you do it.

Man Cave ends tonight and I have a few items from the event that I think are really great and worth checking out before they head to their respective brands main store locations.

I’ll start out with the “Chase Hair” by Modulus not only because they are one of my brands but also most of the time I like to start from top to bottom when writing about products. This is a mid length release with some locks cascading in the front of the face (and there are left and right versions included to choose the best side to photograph from or the best way to make it realistic). I thought this really went well with the kind of grunge look I was going for (and I go to this style more often then not).

Modulus Chase Hair features:

  • 100% original nex-gen alpha mesh
  • Mirrored left or right versions
  • 5 color HUD options + integrated tinting
  • Fatpack with all 40 colors also available
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until December 9th

The other item from the event is the “Jersey” shirt collaboration from TonkTastic and Hermony. You’ll recall that the first batch of designs were a part of the November round of The Men’s Department which I previously blogged but for the Man Cave a new crop of fun designs have been added which can be put together by the HUD that comes with any of the shirts packs.

I am wearing the Broccozilla shirt because it tickled my funny bone and clearly was a fun design (and also reminded me a little of Groot from Guardians Of The Galaxy). I’ve said plenty of times before that when these two brands get together that magic happens and that is true because of all the releases that I currently own from them I find a way to put them into later blog entries or just wear them when I’m not in blog mode.

TonkTastic and Hermony Jersey Shirt (Man Cave) features:

  • Original mesh
  • 24 more designs to add to the original set of shirts
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until December 9th

It feels like a better time than any to get this blog posted so that anyone who wants to sneak into the Man Cave event before it closes can do so and take a look at some really great items that are for sure worth being brought into a respective wardrobe and also homes (for those decor items that are must haves). A new week has started which means that it is time for me to start thinking about what to do next for this site.

Also I’m still trying to figure out how to get better at ending blogs but until then I will just have to suck it up with the realization that it isn’t a strong suit of mine. Hopefully this week is filled with great events, shopping and good times across the grid and I will be back again soon with the next conversation.


LOCATION: I am (SL) Amsterdam

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1768

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Chase Hair @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder #19 ✦ NEW / UPDATED
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Tonktastic & Hermony – Jersey @ Man CaveNEW
ARMWARMERS: Hilted – Boston Arm Warmers (Gray Knit)
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)
SHOES: FLI. – Fliverse Low Black

[#482] I Wish…

‘Cause when it comes to playing basketball
I’m always last to be picked
And in some cases never picked at all
So I just lean upon the wall
Or sit up in the bleachers with the rest of the girls
Who came to watch their men ball

Skee-Lo, ♫I Wish

With as many times as you’ve seen me do a photo with a basketball theme to it that I’m some kind of superfan but in reality it’s probably the one sport I watch the least. Not that I have any extreme dislike for it but it just doesn’t appeal to me like Baseball does (as it seems to be more of a chess match to me). I can also say though that it is easier to capture in a photo and more designers are making poses and props that represent it.

For example, take the pose and prop that I’m using in today’s entry. It’s the “Backyard Basketball” set from Image Essentials (a TCK blog partner) that is currently available at the eBento event. This is probably one of their more intensive products as not only do you have the front of the garage with asphalt driveway but you also have poses that are for single use and also poses for two people (to create one on one action scenes). Unfortunately at the time I was doing this photo there was no one available to work with so I went solo (like Han…yep corny I know).

You can check this item out at eBento until the 30th of April and if by some odd reason you procrastinate (which is a BAD idea) then you’ll be able to find it at the store shortly thereafter…but seriously go take a look.

April has been quite the busy month for the Modulus brand, which has just released (and thankfully right when I needed it) “Anthony” a backwards snapback cap with a tuft of hair sticking out of the hole above the snap strip. While in real life I personally prefer fitted hats (there seem to be very few of any good quality on the grid of the mesh variety) this hat is the best thing for headwear junkies like myself.

25 colors in 5 different HUDs (complete with integrated tinting as well as an the ability to change the design of the cap to which there are 6 options). For those of you who like to change your hair color on a whim a FATPACK is available at a discounted price which gives you all the colors and you’ll save a little pocket change. I’ve always often said that if you can’t choose on just one thing and there’s several to do the math and you’ll find that it’s better to buy everything at once and save yourself the hassle of spending extra money down the road.

“Anthony” is a part of the Shiny Shabby event that runs from the 20th of April until the 15th of May, lots of great items and designers from clothing, poses and home decoration; is very much worth grabbing a taxi ride from the credits below.

Although I’ve previously blogged the “FLAME” tattoo by { Speakeasy } this is probably one of the best and closest views that I’ve ever posted in a photo as I’m wearing clothes most of the time and rarely show much skin. I really am fond of this tattoo and in the past I usually would never wear one for more than a short time but this one has really won me over. I think that it has elements of some of my favorite things (roses, ravens, as well as clocks) and has a very true saying just under the right pec that says “Hearts are wild creatures that is why our ribs are cages”. I find that to be very true and if they were just free to roam you never know what kind of trouble they could get into or damage they could endure.

Kalback (formerly Kal Rau) has been around for ages and I haven’t really kept up with the brand all that much since they returned several years ago; it’s not because I’m no longer a fan it just seems that other things just took precedence or was more in my style wheelhouse. Their “Sweat Shorts M3” happened to be just the thing I needed for my outfit as I felt that if I was going to shoot hoops shirtless that wearing long pants would defeat the purpose of my styling. It’s probably a weird thought but just go with me on it would you?

These shorts are available at the current round of the Man Cave event which is ongoing until May 1st so you’ve still go time to check out all the guy goodness!

It could also be said that my look might be more 90’s inspired considering that I used Skee-Lo’s “I Wish” as the soundtrack for the blog post. This song has been entertained by me to be used in previous blogs but I just decided on something else because it might not have fit the way I wanted it to. This time I do think it does hit the right point that I wanted to achieve.

One final thing before I wrap this up, is I wanted to make mention that the shoes I am wearing are a Limited Edition of the FLI. Low Sk8 shoes that I’ve worn several times through the course of entries on the site. They are all black with flames on the side part of the sole of the shoe. I realized after I had finished with everything that I did not get a close-up of them but considering I blogged a version of them before (as well as the fact they are in limited quantity) running out and grabbing them before they are gone completely. There is also a Hi version of the shoe as well and they are both together to the right side of the store as you walk in. I couldn’t pass these up the moment I saw the ad for them and hopefully if there’s anyone reading this and likes them as much as I do that you are able to get them too.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and taking it as easy as possible. There’s more to come of course as I’ve got some goods from the newly open Men Only Monthly and of course more from Shiny Shabby which also reopened for it’s April/March round; I also hope to have at least one more look at this current round of Pose Fair before it closes as well so stay tuned!

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Anthony Hair – Blonds ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 4 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Amara Beauty – Gem Eyes ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Angel Tone 02 ✦ NEW @ The DarknessPreviously Blogged
BEARD: Nivaro – Rugged ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: { Speakeasy } Flame Tattoo ✦ Previously Blogged

SHORTS: <Kalback> Sweat Shorts M3 Grey ✦ NEW @ Man Cave
SHOES: FLI. – Black Flame Sk8 Low (Limited) ✦ NEW @ Mainstore

POSE/PROP: Image Essentials – Backyard Basketball (b) ✦ NEW @ eBento

[#459] But I’m At One With The Silence

I found peace in your violence
Can’t show me there’s no point in trying
I’m at one, and I’ve been quiet for too long

Silence♫ – Marshmello (Feat. Khalid)

It’s almost Sunday so the start of a new month as well as near the end of another weekend. I’ve been sitting pretty good and coming up with some creative things to help feature some of the great clothing and items that have been coming my way lately. The one great thing is the second half of February’s events are just halfway through and the March events are starting to begin as well.

The soundtrack for this post is a bit more mellow (not mello pun intended) but it’s a song that recently hit my radar that also features the outstanding young new talent, Khalid. Personally some of the words have meaning to me and I can relate to them and know of people personally that can also relate to them. That’s the best part about what I do as a blogger is I try my best to line things up with songs and hope I am able to translate it well from my photos.


Image Essentials is set to release a new pose pack that will make it’s debut at the latest Designers Circle round that begins on March 5th. This set of poses is called 7 Deadly Sins and you guessed it, they are based off the cardinal vices in the teaching of the religion of Christianity. Many different mediums have portrayed these vices but none better then the 1995 film, Se7en with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. There is a pose named after each sin (Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Pride, Sloth and Wrath) and include mirror poses so you are able to capture your best side.

ExalteD has a really awesome urban shirt with a bandana around the neck available at D23 event (ending soon). There are several colors of bandana you can choose from and get two different color shirts (black and white) in both solid and with the words “Punks Not Dead” written on the front and comes in sizes for Belleza and Signature male mesh bodies. I honestly love the detail of the shirt and the bandana, it is something I would definitely wear in the real world in the right weather conditions (hinting for spring to come sooner than later).


Above you’ll see a closer look of the ExalteD shirt on the left side of the pic and on the left side you’ll see a better look at the “Distressed Jeans B.” by HEVO which is currently available at Men Only Monthly for their February/March round. While this brand is relatively new (or at least to me it is) I am finding I like the quality of the jeans and find myself wearing jeans with rips and holes in them. The package includes sizes for Belleza and Signature (Gianni) male mesh bodies.

Even though I’ve previously blogged other versions of these shoes, I couldn’t help but pair these jeans with the FLI. Canvas sneakers (since I had not used the checkered version that made the most sense to me as I have kind of an urban skater look to me along with the hat that I’ll be getting to shortly.) When I say I really love low tops (and I’ve said it plenty) I really do mean it.


While I might not have included it in the credits below, I feel like I’m going to be getting asked about the neon sign that’s in the background of some of the pics and I’ll let you in on where to get it since it was purchased on the Marketplace. It’s bey [REC] and is called Joker Neon v1 and can be purchased HERE if you like it enough to put it in your home/office/club wherever you might fancy.

If there is anything I am big into fashion wise that isn’t low tops, it is hats (or caps in some parts of the world). Personally I have a huge collection of fitted ball caps of various different sporting teams and leagues and while it is harder to find awesome quality items like that here on the grid, I can thank the Ascend brand for making that more of a reality. The “Josh Baseball Cap” is everything I love about hats (the only thing that would have made it better is if it were fitted but then in this case you would get the tuft of hair coming out of the back of it (or if you have it flipped the front). With the option of being able to change the design on the front, it was only natural that I picked up the FATPACK as that is the only way to be able to do that (otherwise it is just one single design). There are a lot of cool different logos but I’ll give you a chance to go check it out for yourself. Plus with the included HUD you can change the front logo as well as the color of the panels on the cap, along with the hair color which you get 10 choices overall.

With another simple but effective look I’ve managed to get another blog post in the books and I often feel that I’m long winded at times so I’ll get you to the part that gets you out shopping. I look forward to bringing you more great things such as items from FaMESHed and also The Arcade which is back for another new round.

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

HAT: Ascend – Josh Baseball Cap ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event
SHIRT: ExalteD – Tshirt Bandana – Black ✦ NEW @ D23
JEANS: HEVO – Distressed Jeans B. [BLUE] ✦ NEW @ M.O.M
SHOES: FLI. – Checkered Canvas ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

Image Essentials – 7 Deadly Sins (b) ✦ NEW @ Designer Showcase (March 5th)

[#448] Fantastic Voyage

Come along and ride on a fantasic voyage
slide slide who-ride
ain’t no valley low enough for mountain high

Fantastic Voyage♫ – Coolio

Some fun was in order for this look as I busted out my time machine and took a trip back to the 90’s and some old school hip hop. During this time one of the hotter acts was Coolio, who is best known for his song “Gangster’s Paradise” which I used the cover version of for one of my blog entries during the early stages of blogging when I was running under “The Saints Of Fashion{ation}”. This blogs soundtrack takes a look at one of his first songs that I remember seeing on MTV quite a few times after I’d come home from school with the free time I had before hitting the homework.


With the heaviness of my last blog, I thought it would be more fun to try and get into a groove while reminiscing about some of the music (not just rock) that was a part of a time that was most critical to me in an influential stage in life. During the time that Coolio was on the airwaves movies like “Lean On Me” and “Boyz In The Hood” were bringing to light what being on the streets were like.

As part of my look I once again am wearing the “Harper” hair from Modulus because I like it that much; it’s something that I enjoy wearing even when I am not in blogging mode so it’s possible that you will see it again in the future in other blog posts. However, there are newer styles coming out (some that are out now as well) that I’ll be featuring. Modulus has found their stride and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

Go&See is also participating in this current round of Men Only Monthly with their “Firm” pose set. As one of my brand partners I was able to obtain a review copy and I’m pleased with the poses in this set. One thing I can say is that with joining the pose genre, I hope that Kristyna doesn’t abandon doing eyes or skins because she does a good job with them as well.


There is a lot of mixing and matching of things in style of this blog. Sometimes I find things that have been laying around in my closet (inventory to be technical) and feel bad that I have not used them yet or if it is something I really like then I feel bad that I haven’t revisited it in some time. One of those items are the shades that I’m wearing from 7mad;Ravens that is from the Men Only Hunt 6…yes I know you are thinking “WOW he really does have some classics in his closet”.

Man Cave is on the last day of it’s current January round and I decided to get one last item in from it so that if you like it you can make a mad dash for the event and grab it up before it’s closed and then you’ve got to wait until the brand puts it in their store (IF they even release it at their store and doesn’t make it an event only item). ExalteD has some interesting shirts (including the flannel I’m wearing) and some pants (I picked up a pair but I won’t be able to get to them before the event closes sadly). More on the shirt in the credits below.


Upcoming projects for the blog are something that I’m seriously excited about. There will be collaborations with some people that I truly like and admire for the work that they do and hope that our time working together will reflect that; more than likely there will be a few more blogs that I have my wife help me with as I couldn’t really do the idea without her.

There are also some funny ideas I have in the works just so I can kind of keep up with the reason I was nominated for “Best Humorous Blog” at The Bloggies. Not everything I do is serious as is not everything I do comical…I do like to try and balance things out as best I can but sometimes mood or the influence of whatever music I might be listen to at the time tends to steer me in certain directions.

It’s about that time to wrap things up again but this blog is going to continue striving with each post to not only provide information but quality images.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Harper Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

GLASSES: 7mad;Ravens Farewell Summer Glasses ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯 𝔄𝔳𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢

Representing a style of sunglasses that have been popular for ages, 7mad;Ravens take on them was an item set out for the Men Only Hunt 6 which has been in the books for quite a long time now. You may be able to find them at the store as a gift but even if you don’t find them there plenty of other great merch can be found to buy and make your own.

SHIRT: ExalteD – Blue Flannel ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Flannel has always been one of my favorite types of shirt dating way back to the time that the song featured in this blog post was new. I feel that it really is a fashion that can’t really go out of style because it represents so many different trends. ExalteD did a spectacular job with making this product and it comes in not only flannel styles but also other types such as Camo. It is only available until tonight when the Man Cave event closes its doors to get ready for it’s February round so take a quick run and see it for yourself and the other great things to purchase at the event.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

JEANS: mind carlberg – Tight Jeans – RUINED Pack

While these jeans are not quite able to be called a “new” release, they were a part of the round of Men Only just before the one we have now so they are a recent release. Sold individually, packs of 3, or in a FATPACK (these I bought the specific pack instead of all of them due to budget). The “RUINED” pack contains three different destroyed denim choices (rain, rust or rubber).

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

SHOES: FLI. – Black Sk8 Hi

Previously I’ve worn the low top version of this show by the same brand (which I love to death) and I bought this when they first came out but it was hard pairing them with anything so I kept them safe until I could use them and I found the right pair of jeans to put them with. This style which is patterned after a very popular skater shoe is just the kind of thing I like wearing in-world.

ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔥: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic (an unrigged size is included) mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: MI Graffiti Backdrop Natural Limited Pack ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯 𝔄𝔳𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢

This particular version of the backdrop is no longer purchasable as it was from a round of Limit8 and once the designated amount of poses was sold it would no longer be. The store may carry the other version of the backdrop which is well worth the look as it is highly detailed and has more than one spot where you can set up a shot and get a great scene capture.

DOG: AMITIE Doberman (No Anim/Collar)

I plucked this furry friend (or is he unfriendly?) from a pose set that includes other versions that go with each pose. This little guy was an extra piece that doesn’t have any animations or poses so I could set him out to be in the background. As much as I don’t like to point out my mistakes of flaws I think I missed some of the rear part of his body which is something I’ll keep in mind for future photo shoots and items in the background.

Go&See * Firm * ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

It’s the halfway point in this current round of Men Only Monthly and as my first item to blog from it is the review copy of Go&See’s “FIrm” pose set. There are 10 poses to choose from that are bento enabled so if you do not have a body with bento it will not show up properly. The poses in the set are well done and have a variety of different hand gestures (which is something I like to see compared to the old type poses were you were limited to what your hands did).

[#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.

{#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.