[#429] Let’s All Make Believe

So let’s all make believe
That we’re still friends and we like each other
Let’s all make believe
That in the end we’ll need each other

Let’s All Make Believe♫ – Oasis

The last few days have been somewhat of a rush out in the real world and I have to admit that I did this photo shoot a few days ago with the intention of getting it put out nearly as soon as I finished taking the pics. However, life and a case of laziness hit me and so it just ended up taking a little longer than I anticipated. The end results though are pleasing to me and I feel like maybe I’m starting to get some of my creative mojo back after having thought I’d lost it a little bit. Artists of all types go through these periods and it is understandable the pressure we put on ourselves to create better work than what has come before it.


I did a little exploring and found an interesting new place that I have never been to before called The Dirty Grind. It’s not as winterized as most of the other locations on the grid so I had an easier time committing to doing the scene here especially after I found the broken merry go round; that is what sold my interest. That one piece in the scene tells a lot about the current status in the world and also fits in with the music theme I picked.


In this post I’m featuring a brand new hair from my brand partner, Modulus. The brand took some time to better perfect their hair making and from this release and some previews of upcoming releases it is an exciting time for us fellas out there who are always on the lookout for new ‘dos. Once again I’m wearing the “Hope Eyes” from Avi-Glam as I just can’t seem to pull myself away from them at the moment. I didn’t take any closeups in this shoot because I am wearing the Fern color that I wore in the last blog post.

There’s now a new round of The Men’s Department (TMD) open with a bunch of great items (such as the Modulus hair I’ve just mentioned). Events I’ve also been to that items from this look are from include Shiny Shabby and also Men Only Monthly (MOM).


There’s plenty more events and things to cover so I’m going put this baby to bed and start working on my next adventure and who knows where I’ll end up. With such a vast landscape and tools at my fingertips anything is possible. I’ll definitely see you again upon your return as we all look forward as it is much better than dwelling on the past regardless of it’s brightness or darkness.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Alex Hair – FatPack @ TMDNEW

Taking a new direction with hair creation, Chucky Hollak and Modulus are taking the brand to a whole new level. This is the first release in the “Alpha Hair” line and as I stated above this is very exciting. I have actually spoken to him recently and he is just as excited about creating hair again and delivering quality to the men of Second Life. From wearing this hair and having blogged other Modulus releases in the past, I can tell you that the level of detail has definitely increased along with top notch textures. 5 color HUDs are available (they also come together in the FATPACK version) and each color pack has 5 colors to choose from as well as a tinting mechanism to get your hair just exactly how you want it.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Fern @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

HOODIEFashionNatic – STING FATPACK

Hooded sweatshirts are never out of fashion and if you are like me, you can never have just one laying around. Some have that one that is just their favorite and no matter how many you buy after it, it’s the one you always go to when you are headed out the door. When I saw the advert for this hoodie I thought it was really cool especially with the built in shirt (there is an option to wear it without the shit also). I felt the FATPACK was the best option to go with because of all the different combinations you can come up with and have control over. The value of it is really good as well.

BODY COMPATIBILITY: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature (2 versions), SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANS⊱ ED. W4ST Pant Rusted @ M.O.MNEW

Eclipse Designs have always had great clothing as far as I can remember but they haven’t always fit the body I’ve been wearing at the time. They have now released a product that fits the Belleza body and I couldn’t be more happy. These jeans are a cool concept because they mix the damaged/destroyed look with a bit of 80’s fashion with patches with studs in them. Most people would deny this but many back in that time had a studded bracelet and listen to bands like Motley Crue and Kiss.

BODY COMPATIBILTY: Altamura, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

SHOESFLI. – Black Canvas

One of my favorite pairs of shoes and now that they’ve been updated for the Belleza body it gives me more reason to drag out of my shoe closet. There’s nothing new about them other then the body updates so I don’t have anything more to share insight wise. These are just great shoes…period.

Photo Taken @ The Dirty Grind

 

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #8 (4)

I picked this set of poses up at one of last months events and somehow managed to move them in my inventory closet in a place they shouldn’t have been (likely by accident). I stumbled across them while looking for something else and found one in the set I liked for the setting of the scene. There are 5 poses in this pack and all of them are excellent and something I can use in the future.

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[#422] This Time Of Year

Well, there’s a football in the air
Across a leaf blown field
Yeah, and there’s your first car on the road
And the girl you’d steal

– ♫This Time Of Year♫ – Better Than Ezra

 

The fall bug has hit the pages of These Conversations Kill for another year. This being the first time that I’ve done a seasonal scene in 2017 but I wanted to make sure I got this in before any other weather started to take over. I’d had this idea formulated in my head since last year but the time just rolled by me and it became too late in my mind to try and put it together.

After waiting a year I finally was able to get it off of my list of ideas and into virtual reality photography. The honest truth is I think it turned out better than I expected because not every bit of the look I chose for this was around at that time. Much of these items being recent releases as of the last month or two. Some of them even just having come out.

As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches many families will get together and go out into their yards or a nearby park and play a little catch or touch football. I thought I would try capturing that feeling with the pose set that I am using. I think all of the items I pulled together to create this made the feeling a little magical as I was taking the photos and listening to the song that inspired me to do the session in the first place.

Once again I was on location and revisited a place where I’d done photos at before but it was a while ago and I do not recall it having a fall theme to it. The Mill is a very photogenic spot and a great place to explore even if you are not a photographer. It’s a very peaceful place and right now it is a very fall-centric spot for those of you who enjoy beautiful colors of autumn.

MESANGE has given me the privilege of featuring the “Solunis Eyes” for this entry as they are a part of the list of designer’s that feel I am worthy enough to review their products. These eyes are certainly very colorful and I’ll give more of my thoughts on them in the style credits below.

The eyes are a part of the Hipster Men’s Event which I’ve also had the pleasure of taking a stroll through the current November round. Lots of great poses, clothing, and accessories to be had, one of which is the FABIA “Rich” Hair/Beanie combination. With the weather becoming more chilly, wearing a hat like this would certainly keep a person comfortable.

I hope you’ve found something you’re interested in checking out for yourself while browsing this post. There’s plenty of shopping to be done and a lot of great events currently running and I will be looking to give you coverage on them as well in upcoming installments of this blog. Thank you for sharing in this adventure with me it’s been a lot of fun. Stay true to yourself and I look forward to the next adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
I’m sure you’re likely wondering why I would list this item as hair when in the photos you clearly see that it is just a beanie. Well my friends this is more than just a beanie, there are three versions of this beanie (the one you see in these photos and two others with different hair lengths). I may actually wear this again to show you one of the other versions. I purchased the FATPACK which for the amount of colors you get is worth the price tag if you are someone like me who doesn’t always stay with the same hair color all the time. There are 5 different color packs if you decide not to get them all and they all come with the 3 styles of beanie and a HUD to change the color of the beanie.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Solunis Eyes @ Hipster Men’s Event ♯ NEW
As I mentioned above, I have been given the opportunity to review this item which was recently released at Hipster Men’s Event. There are 15 different eyes to choose from and can be purchased together in a FATPACK complete with a HUD; there are also regular mesh eyeballs in the package. These eyes are compatible with any Omega enabled eyes (Catwa, LeLutka etc…)

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BEARDBeusame // Beard V50
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRTetham – Andrew Tee w/ Sweater
Previously released at an event, this shirt (well honestly I’d call it more of a shirt with a sweatshirt underneath) has a lot of different color options. I purchased the FATPACK which comes with a HUD that allows you to color both of the shirt and the sweatshirt. This is definitely perfect for those people who aren’t quite ready to bring the winter coats out of the closet.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

PANTSYACK – Lazaro

SHOESFLI. – Suede Black Gum Canvas
I previously have worn these shoes before in other blogs but I wanted to state that they have been updated to fit the Belleza male body. They are really awesome low-top sneakers and honestly one of my favorite kinds to be released in the past year as they resemble some that I own in the real world.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic male bodies.

Photo taken @ The Mill

{NanTra} Touchdown
This pose set comes with 6 different action poses depicting the game of American football. While they are really meant to be used in a setting with where there is a real field and uniformed players, I managed to make them work for the idea that I envisioned when putting this scene together. I think they can definitely also be used for other types of football photos as well.

Excellently made but to give a brief warning, they are not Bento enabled as they were created before it was released.

[#381] So You Can Make Me Whole

Then I see your face
I know I’m finally yours
I find everything I thought I lost before
You call my name
I come to you in pieces…

Pieces” –  Red  ♫Listen

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It’s time for another new look from yours truly! I’ve visited some of the best shopping destinations and stores to bring you some great items along with another visual that was done with passion. Yes, the theme of this could be interpreted as a bit moody but I think it has a good place and a message that many things can heal wounds and emotional distress.

Last month DROT re-released a collaborative with C.A.M.O. and it was first available at Men Only Monthly, this was the first opportunity that I’ve had where it fit into a look I was trying to put together. The “Fisherman’s Beanie” is a hat with built in hair that you might find a fella wearing it that works on the docks. It comes with not only with a HUD to change the color of hair you’ve purchased but also one to change the color of hat you wish to wear. It works well with just about any hairbase, I’m just using the one that came with the No. Project’s “Nuel” skin because it is Catwa compatible and it is easy to take on and off, making it very versatile.

Also from DROT is the “Tintable Mesh Beard” that is up for sale at the Signature Event until the end of the month. This beard is re-sizable via script and can bed colored to your desired tone by editing it with your build/edit objects tool. Considering that I wear my Catwa head a majority of the time and feeling that this beard would fit better on a Signature head, all things considered it works out pretty well with a little finessing. If you are a fella that is into thick and bushy facial hair then you’ve got a great product here.

ManCave is a new event that just started that is guy-centric and features clothing, skins, furniture and accessories all for the discerning male. I found a pretty good amount of things from this event so it tells me that it is off to a good start and I’m looking forward to seeing this progress into a great place for us men to visit each month.

{Cold-Ash} is at it again with a seasonal upgrade to it’s “MONTANA” tee. There are three new design types that you can grab to step out in casual style this summer. Consisting of striped, dotted, and marl patterns, “MONTANA” is sure to keep you looking great in any casual setting or just lounging around at home. This re-release comes with fits for the leading male mesh bodies (BELLEZA, SIGNATURE, SLINK, and TMP) and you can get each of these patterns all in one as a FATPACK. Thank you to {Cold-Ash} for providing a review copy to their bloggers, as a long time fan, shirts like this are the type I like to just about live in on a daily basis.

It’s been a while I brought the SLink Physique body out but for this look I did it with a good reason. It helped make my look fit just right as the jeans I am wearing did not have a GIanni option to them and I liked them so much I wanted to feature them. At The Men’s Department this round, Razor has released the “Denim Jeans w/ Studded Belt”. It was even hard trying to pick out the style of denim but in the end the “Stonewash” won out. Besides the studded belt, the other feature that I like best about these jeans is that they have a back pocket with a wallet and chain attached. I can’t quite say why but this kind of style has fascinated me for a long time. This particular jeans look like they’ve been put through the ringer and could be the wearer’s favorite go to pair of jeans.

You can also find the Semller “Two-Plat Sneakers) at TMD. These comfortable kicks have a great feature where you can choose the width of the sole of the shoe which you don’t generally see in footwear on the grid. Normally you get one or the other but with the included HUD you can change them whenever the mood strikes. Just like usual, I’ve purchased the FATPACK of these shoes so I can maximize the potential of styles available.

MESANGE has also been gracious enough to send a review copy of their “Kitej Eyes” which are for sale at The Chapter Four event. Fifteen different iris tones await those who are looking for something different and exciting for their eyes, which are omega applier compatible as well as the included standard mesh eyes. What I like most about this brand is that is is never the “same old same” you often find with eye makers. The brand truly gives something different and refreshing with every release.

Very rarely do I find jewelry that I like and want to feature but for this look it is a little different. FLI. recently released the “Nolex Ring” at their mainstore location; this ring comes in three metal tones (Gold, Platinum, and Rose Gold). This ring has a design similar to a watch ring but instead of having a timepiece on top it has a multitude of diamonds set in. It has a bit of flash but I don’t feel it is overly done to where it draws attention away from the rest of the outfit.

I encourage you to take a look below at the full styling credits and take a trip to the stores and events featured in this entry. Before making a purchase you should always try demos to ensure your total satisfaction. I look forward to bringing you another new style very soon and as always, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIR/HAT*Drot* Fisherman’s Beanie
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Kitej Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ Stray Dog – Erik (03) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ManCave
BEARD⊱ *Drot* Tintable Mesh Beard ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
BODYSLink – Physique Male v2.03

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} MONTANA Tee – SUMMER ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ManCave
JEANS⊱ Razor/// Versed Denim Jeans w/ Studded Belt – Stonewash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ [Semller Two-Plat Sneakers] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

RINGFLI. – Nolex Ring Platinum ♯ ☆NEW

Photo Taken @ Rain Alley

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Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (06) ♯ Marketplace
Le Poppycock *And So On* B (Years Deep)

[#376] Burn, Burn, Burn

And my mother told me, “Son let it be”
Sold my soul to the calling
Sold my soul to a sweet melody
Now I’m gone, now I’m gone, now I’m gone

Fire” –  Barns Courtney  ♫Listen


After a small little break I’m back with some great new items from some of the designers and events that you gentleman all know and love. With that I’m going to get right into going over what went into this look so let’s get started shall we?

On the 20th of May a new fully stocked round of Men Only Monthly began and let me say it was a pretty good one for me personally. I feel like I went on a mad shopping spree when I went in there. There are several things from the event that went into this look which makes me happy because I don’t always get to post everything I buy at a certain event unless it’s a review copy or I have more alotted personal time so when I am able to feature the things I purchase it feels like a personal win.

The first item item for the look is the “Haunting” hair from Stealthic. This relatively new brand has had back to back hair items at the event and they have both been very well made from the textures used to the ability to style the hair in different ways which is starting to become a new trend on the grid and I certainly do not dislike it. There is also a hairbase that you can purchase in addition but other hairbases do work (as I used a different one in this look that is a part of the No. Nuel Skin)

Also from the event, FLI. released a canvas type skater shoe simply called “Canvas”. Of course by now you know that I have a soft spot for shoes like this and this pair is most certainly no exception. It is modeled after a very popular brand of shoe of which in the real world I own a pair of which is even cooler that I can also wear them virtually. The only downfall about this product is that it is only for standard sized avatars and does not include a shoe shape which normally would not help someone with a mesh body like myself. With a little bit of resizing, I managed to make this work perfectly with my Gianni body but I’m not sure how well it will work with others as I have not tested it. I do hope in the future that FLI. decides to step up a little further by making shoes for the different mesh bodies that are out there. I think that it would certainly take the brand to even further heights.

Kinky is back with another round and while normally this kind of event is not my style, there are items that do interest me that are not exactly part of the theme of the event. Stray Dog, one of my favorite skin designers (and a lot of other people as well) have the “Hunter” skin for sale. Coming in three different tones it is compatible with the Catwa family of heads. There are two seperate HUDs included, one of which is a browless version. Inside these HUDs are several different options. There is the regular skin, a version that makes you look angry, and also freckles. You can also add kiss marks to your face as well if you are out and about being lascivious. All in all, I think this is another great addition to the skin line. Also for those of you who may not know, you can get the new body appliers (right now strictly for Gianni) at the Stray Dog flagship store.

Representing The Men’s Department in this entry are the “Blake” jeans by PARKER. These rolled cuff jeans work well with the canvas shoes that I am wearing and also have that ripped look that I seem to employ quite often in some of my outfits. There are 6 different denim types you can choose from if you make a single purchase, however, for those those who buy the full pack there are two extra denim choices as an added bonus. These jeans come in sizes for Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.

The Gabriel “Zipped” Jacket was an item first featured at last months Uber event. It is one of those cases where I just was not able to put this look together (I didn’t have the shoes at the time) before the event ended. I really like how this item fits and seamlessly works with the jeans without any clipping. You get two versions with this product, one with a shirt and one without. The one thing I say this item lacks is the ability to change the shirt color and while white is very neutral and versatile, it is just nice to be able to have options in case you have a pair of jeans or pants of a certain color and you want to match them better. Overall this is a really great product and very highly recommended.

Lastly, Nivaro recently released a few new beard appliers in their store. I am wearing the “rugged” beard style which comes with three different HUDs (for Catwa, Omega, and Signature respectively). Within each of these are five different colors: White (which is tintable to whatever color you wish), Black, Bornw, Blonde, and Red. There is also a button that you can press if you want to remove it without having to go through any extra steps to take it off when you want to go clean shaven or want to wear a different style. One of the things I like best about this is it gelled well with the hairbase I am using, as it is one of my peeves when your hair and beard do not connect and leave a strange looking gap between them. Nivaro has caught my eye and I’ll definitely be returning there to look at other styles.

On that note I believe it is time to stop rambling and let you get to what you love most: shopping. Now that you’ve been given the skinny on what went into this look I will leave you all with the full style credits below including what I didn’t cover in-depth. As always, keep it stylsh fellas and we’ll see you next time out!


HAIR⊱ Stealthic – Haunting ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Ardor Eyes
FACE⊱ Stray Dog – Hunter (02) ☆NEW☆ @ Kinky
BEARDNivaro – Rough ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKET::GB:: Zipped Jacket / Black
JEANS⊱ :PARKER: BLAKE JEANS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ FLI. –  Canvas (Black) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

Photo Taken @ The Mill


.::Nanika::.  Poses With Guitar (03)