[#479] Hey Time You’re No Friend Of Mine

Will you be there
To catch when I stumble when I fall
When I fall

Its so very clear
You left me when I had no one at all
No one at all

Creed, ♫Time

The last week or so has proven to be one giant test for me personally and while I don’t feel compelled to go into details I will say that having an outlet such as blogging has been something of a godsend because it’s helped me from falling over the edge into places that I don’t really want to go. Frankly, if I did I might not ever return from them.

One thing that I have learned is that we don’t know what’s around the corner; there are no absolutes. People come into our lives and for whatever reason sometimes they don’t stay there and there may not be a clear cut view of why or how…it just happens.

It has brought me to the thought that while time is infinite regardless of where we are within it and how long we have, it is our enemy. We can carry our weapons silently ready to fight it when it comes and each battle leaves you scarred on the inside until finally time rallies and strikes that one final blow….that’s the cycle and that’s what we have to contend with every day and most days we don’t allow our conscience to dwell or think about it.

The idea for this post has been in the making for months and I’ve had it in my head for longer than I can recall but all the pieces were not quite there yet until I came across a unique pose from SamPoses at Pose Fair. “The Fallen Angel” is exactly as it says it is with a kneeling battered wings with missing feathers and a bit of blood.

It was the last piece I needed to finally filter this idea from out of my head.

At the beginning I had purchased the Distorted Dreams “Lost Time” skybox and wanted so badly to do something with it but I just couldn’t come up with anything and so I kept it in my inventory in plain sight that I could use it the moment I had something to go with it. I love the apocalyptic broken clock tower vibe that it gives off; it also plays into what I’ve said just a few paragraphs ago as well.

Go& See released a set of eyes around Halloween last year that I’ve been itching to use as well because of the skybox, one of the eyes in the pack is a clock and thought it was a great addition to the whole atmosphere of what I had in my head visually. All of the eyes that are from Go&See are for CATWA branded eyes and will only work with them, which if you do not have a pair with a head or standalone you are missing out.

My good friend (and sister from another Mister) Lee Valentine of the LV Designs brand released a new skin at The Darkness event (if you recall in the previous post, “Shin” is also from the same brand so I am piggybacking yeah!) It is called “Angel” and comes in two tones both of which are compatible with Stray Dog tones 01 and 02 and there are two different HUDs for each tone. Not only is there a regular version of the face (with and without brows) but also a “Fallen” version with goth type lipstick and guyliner.

As much as I wanted to use the “Fallen” version in this blog entry it just did not work with the theme overall but I really think it was a great idea and concept so I’m going to give extra points to Lee for using some out of the box thinking for this release to make it even more cool and befitting of The Darkness event. The event runs until the 28th of April so you still have time to check this skin out and all the other cool items at the event.

Now that I’ve managed to finally get this idea out of my head it feels good to see it digitally in front of me and while a lot of times my thoughts are way more vivid than some of my skills can convey, this turned out nice enough that I am satisfied and can move on to one of the next visuals that I’ve had running around in my head recently or whatever may spring up spur of the moment when I see something outstanding that I want to feature right away. With that all said I am going to wrap this one up and leave you to browse the credits while there is one more day of weekend to freely get your shopping on.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Exile – Stranded – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Halloween
FACE: LV Designs – Angel Tone 01 ✦ NEW @ The Darkness
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: VERSOV – CHINOV LIMITED BLOODY

SKYBOX: Distorted Dreams – Lost Time Skybox

POSE: SamPoses – Fallen Angel ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair

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[#474] The Road To Nowhere…Leads To Me

The wreckage of my past keeps haunting me
It just won’t leave me alone
I still find it all a mystery
Could it be a dream?

Ozzy Osbourne, ♫Road To Nowhere

While I was sitting at my desk just relaxing and full from a Bunny Day dinner (what I like calling Easter) and just wanting to put together something simple to shoot I reminded myself that there were some products from my brand partners I’d been excited about blogging and it might be a good time to dig into them (rabbit joke y’know?)

It took little time for me to get my visage figured out and quickly put together an outfit from things in my closet that were both from Cold-Ash and would pair up together well as they were pretty much made to go hand in hand. At this point it was going to be one of those fluid photo shoots that would just come together and I wouldn’t be overthinking anything but that was until I needed to figure out what I was doing for my background setting.

A backdrop would have done the trick but I wasn’t really feeling like any of the ones I had at present moment so the clear choice was to find a location to take them at; it was then that I realized that I hadn’t explored the Whole Wheat sim all that much so this was some kind of sign that hit me right in the face. I went there and just kind of did a rock/paper/scissors as to which place I was going to look around first (other than the one I was at during my first visit). I found myself at a desert like location with one side having a broken down truck and a hotel which looked a bit sketchy. My eyes then caught a glimpse of a sign that said “You Are Nowhere” and that was when my inspiration hit.


My brain started kicking into gear as I readied myself and posed next to this sign. The pose I’m using comes from the “An Emotional Man” set from Image Essentials which first debuted at the 4Mesh event but will be a new to store release (if it already isn’t). With all of the things going on today I didn’t get a chance to publish this during the time when the event would have still been open as the 1st was it’s last day of being open. This set includes 5 different depictions of emotion (with mirrored poses included). I definitely think I’ve only scratched the surface of this set as there are some really good candidates for future pictures down the road.

The only other thing I really needed was a soundtrack as this time I did not have one chosen before hand and I debated a while but it seemed very clear that even though I recently featured a song by Ozzy Osbourne in a recent blog entry, this setting was too good to not use “Road To Nowhere” and that is a solid choice and a good song in my estimation and there are probably plenty who might agree (and or disagree if it is not their genre).


Reserving the best for last I decided to try a different method for close-ups but I’m not sure how well I like it other than that I feel it turned out well. Though had I done anything different I would have made sure I got a profile of left and right instead of having myself face the same in both instances. Something though I can keep in my head for the next time I work on this style of close-up.

Starting with the top of my head you’ll see that my hairstyle is courtesy of my favorite barber, Modulus. The “Patrick” hair is a nice short style with a bit of combing action going on. This hair is one that you can find at the latest round of Hipster Men’s Event which is currently going but don’t shuffle your feet too much because it’s only their until the 16th of April. When I feel like I’m in the mood for a short style, it’s this kind of style that really suits me and I know that Modulus does a great job with the hairs that they make. With 25 colors to choose from divided into 5 packs each with an integrated color tinting HUD (a Fatpack is also available).

Men Only Monthly is an event I enjoy shopping at and also from time to time my brand partner, Go&See releases an item for it and while it is been awhile since I’ve featured an item from the event. “Liam” is my return to blogging both Go&See and an item from M.O.M which is exciting for me. As I am looking at the skin (which I am using my personal shape for) enhances the handsomeness that already exists within the skin. I have always liked their skins and have worn them for probably every head I’ve ever owned (maybe with the exception of LeLutka). I am wearing the “Pale” version of the skin but there are 4 other skin tones to choose from along with the option to purchase a shape that coincides with the skin.

As I start to wrap this up, with the transition now into April and all the new events that have restocked new items by some of our favorite designers I can’t wait to dig into some of these things and be able to share them with you with my own fashion interpretations as I’m obviously not the only male fashion blogger out there (there are some very good ones as well which I hope I can corral for you and give you the opportunity to see who I enjoy).

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Patrick Hair – FatPack ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See – Liam (Pale) ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (Dotted) ✦ Previously Blogged
PANTS: {COLD-ASH} DEAN Chinos (CLASSIC PACK) ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Image Essentials – An Emotional Man (b) ✦ NEW

[#467] Closing Time

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
Closing time
This room won’t be open ’til your brothers or your sisters come

Semisonic, ♫Closing Time

Today 7 out of 10 Americans are likely out celebrating the holiday of St. Patricks Day, now while the day has different meanings to different people it usually gets associated with people drinking to the point of collapse (but not in all cases). Enjoying libations in a responsible way and hanging out with leprechauns sounds like an ideal time.

Several different songs came to mind when I was piecing things together ranging from George Thorogood to Dropkick Murphy’s but my mind steered me towards something different and it happened to be a pretty popular tune in the 90’s so I decided to hitch my wagons to it. Many a karoake machine is probably filled with this song which makes it that much better of a choice. It’s probably certain that you’ve sung it at some point in your life.


This is the third post I’ve done with coverage for Skin Fair, along with featuring the CATWA “Skell” mesh head that is an exclusive to the event I am also wearing an exclusive skin named “Dash” by Go&See. I really like how to two pair together, I think that I kind of have that Irish look about me that I was going for when I started putting the look together; if I wasn’t featuring a new hair I probably would have accessorized with a flatcap for added style.

“Dash” as I said is an exclusive and comes in Goth, Pale, Summer, Tan and Dark Tan with head appliers for both CATWA products and Omega enabled mesh heads as well. This may not have been mentioned in the previous blog I featured the “Danny” skin in but Go&See has also released newer body appliers to go along with these skins and can be purchased at Skin Fair as well as in store. I am also going to make an amendment to what I wrote in about the “Danny” shape in the previous post as well. It is sold separately as is the shape for “Dash” but you will be able to grab them up at the Fair while you are there.

This time I wore my own personal shape but I feel it doesn’t alter the face or skin at all and you can also see what it looks like with my Nivaro “Rugged” beard that seems to be becoming a regular addition to my look.


The Men’s Deparment is about halfway through the March round and I’m showing off this really cool hair named “Matt”. It’s a nice little short side swept hair that you can wear a shaved hairbase to give it a closely cropped look or just wear a normal one to make it look natural and not shaved. This is the first time I’m actually wearing a shade from the “Reds” color pack. Of course you have the option to purchase the 5 color packs (Blonds, Browns, Monochromes, Reds and Vibrants) or get all of them together in a FATPACK which saves you some dough. I’ve talked about the color HUDs have a color picker so that you can actually change your hair to a shade that isn’t in any of the packs which really gives you more than 25 options. Lots of choice and a great quality product as I’ve come to experience from Modulus.

Spring has not yet set in yet in most places so I thought it would work out well for me to use the “Chesterfield Coat” by ::K:: to keep my avatar comfortable as he heads out the door as the bar starts closing up. I really like longer coats and the add-on scarf is a great touch which you can change the color/pattern of with it’s included HUD. It fits great and and it’s one of those things that I never have to worry about when I see something that’s been made by Kitt Ragu. The Chesterfield Coat fits anyone with a Belleza, Signature (Gianni) or SLink mesh body. Take a cab from the credits below to give it a closer look!

What is a St. Patrick’s Day photo without a bar setting? This super backdrop is from Paparazzi, who I have featured on more than one occasion and for a very good reason. The quality of the work in the mesh and textures help any photographer/blogger get the results they are looking for and it’s not going to zap their wallets (or purses for the gals).

A week ago for Fifty Linden Friday I went to Commoner and picked up this “Pint of Pilsner” which comes in the green version I’m using and also an amber version. I purchased them both knowing that at some point I’d be able to use them for something and it must have been foresight that I picked up the green one because it occurred to me while I was setting up that I had this and made sure I included it into the shot.

I also have to give a shout out to WRONG & The Owl for another cool pose collaboration. I remember the #10 pose set being at Men Only Monthly for the Dec/Jan round and wasn’t sure what I might need it for but the ad for it depicts a wine flute but alcohol is alcohol so I switched it out for some beer without any issues.

That just about wraps up another blog entry for me but keep your eyes peeled for my final coverage of Skin Fair and some of the other events that are starting up or have started up recently (Kustom9 and Men Only Monthly among others). Have a safe evening and rest of the week and and maybe I’ll see you out and about!

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Matt Hair (Reds) ✦ NEW @ TMD
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See – Dash ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: ::K:: Semi Chesterfield Coat – Khaki

GLASS: [Commoner] Pint of Pilsner / Emerald
BACKDROP: Paparazzi – BACKDROP – Alley Bar – Blues

POSE: WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #10

[#465] Won’t You Come?

Black Hole Sun
Won’t you come
And Wash Away The Rain?

Black Hole Sun♫ – Soundgarden

When it comes to brainstorming for ideas and you connect them to songs to use as the basis for what you want to visually portray onto the screen (in the case of digital art), sometimes you hesitate at some songs because of the deep meaning of them to you. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever try to use a song by Soundgarden for the basis of a blog after Chris Cornell left the world but some of the songs he contributed to are just too good to ignore.

The 90’s were some of the best years as far as music for me, I discovered so much and really kind of understood artists like Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and of course Soundgarden. Grunge wasn’t the only music that influenced my creativity back then but it was certainly a catalyst that sticks with me even today when it comes to some of my virtual fashion choices.

Creating the visual for this post, I wanted to do something that I don’t usually do with my work. I wanted to try shooting at different angles and really just going back to basics a little and not cram so many products to feature. Which is why I chose two of them for this and I’ll explain more about them after the photo.


Another thing I decided to do was focus on just one photo and try my best to make sure that it really stood out and looked the best I could possibly make it; while I could have did a concept similar to the music video they did for the song but to try and capture that essence in a photo would have taken a lot of photos to get it down. Though I think with what I did do I am completely satisfied with the turnout and is not completely like things I’ve done in the past.

This blog entry includes more coverage of Skin Fair 2018 and features three of my brand partners (Cold-Ash, Modulus and Go&See). To give readers a closer look at the facial features of “Garrett” the 2nd of three skin releases by Modulus for the fair is something I wanted to focus on. This release is for the LeLutka “Andrea” head which it’s been some time since I last wore but I still enjoy wearing it as much as any of the other mesh heads I have in my rotation. While I might be wrong, I feel like this skin has a very distinct greek feel to it’s appearance or at least a country that is farther east of the US. Garrett comes in Caramel, Chestnut, Fair, Latte, Rose (which I am currently wearing) and Sand. You also get a body and eyebrow shape to guide you to look how Modulus intended but there is also nothing wrong with styling things in your own way (we all have our own set of personal rules for how we want our virtual selves to be).

My eyes that I’m wearing are from Go&See and while they are not an exclusive to the event, they are being sold there for you guys to give a look at. I completely recommend the “Hole” eyes and for me they fit perfectly with my idea for my current look and setting. There are 4 different variants of eyes to choose from and two out of the four are darker in tone. Fantasy photographers or Role-Players will really dig these eyes and will want to use them when they see them up close.

I’m also wearing the BURLESON bracelet from {Cold-Ash} which is a very cool and unique accessory that’s up for sale at The Men’s Department right now. The bracelet is a nice leather band with an infinity symbol accent in metal. You can change both the metal and the leather band with the included style HUD. I think this bracelet is great for any fella that likes to accessorize but isn’t a necklace, ring, or watch type. It will fit any avatar and you can easily edit it to fit your avatar which is what puts this product on the must have list as well. It certainly would be cool to see people around various places I may go wearing this.

Now that I’ve relayed my thoughts and passed the most pertinent information along I’m going to wrap this up and start planning what comes next which I want to say will be “who knows what”. More Skin Fair coverage to come as we get towards the half way point of the event and mix in some great brands along with over newness out on the grid. As always it’s been my pleasure so…

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken & Mother Road / Mirage Hotel 66


HAIR: Wasabi – Dylan Hair – Blacks Pack
HEAD: LeLutka – ANDREA ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Hole ✦ @ Skin Fair 2018Not Exclusive
FACE: Modulus – Garrett (Rose) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v4.5 ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Vale Koer – Essential Tank Top ✦ Previously Blogged
BRACELET: {COLD-ASH} – BURLESON Bracelet ✦ NEW @ TMD

BLACK HOLE: Imagination Labs – Black Hole 2.0

[#462] Ladies & Gentleman

Boom
Do you want it?
Boom
Do you need it?
Boom
Let me hear it

Ladies & Gentleman♫ – Saliva

When it comes to blogging it’s great to have a plan but not everything can or will go to plan. Sometimes you have to deviate from your plan altogether just to make a setting or scene work. That’s definitely where I landed in the case with this blog entry because the outfit came along alright but trying to find the right setup to work as a background of my scene.

It wasn’t until I ended up seeing that ReveObscura had a dollarbie (a term that not many people know or use at all on the grid today so hooray for being a bit long in the tooth) that I came up with the idea for what I wanted to do. The pose is more geared towards female use but I tend to work outside the box with poses and get them to work in my favor. So “Baddie” is a pose depicting the user holding and counting money and I that gave me the idea to shoot it as if I were a underground fight ring organizer that takes bet money and pays the winning fighters (not well because well we’ve never seen that happen EVER).

A while ago I played the Bad Unicorn “Fight Night” Gacha and managed to score one of the RARE items which is an 8 Sided Cage (otherwise known to many MMA fans as an Octagon). Once I got myself positioned right in front of the cage I went to work and started taking photos.


The main “story” photo that you see above is kind of in between fights while the organizer deals with his cash and gets ready to start the next bout. I have a little bit of a spotlight looking in on him at that moment but I would say that it probably whirls around the cage like you would see during the televised fights. The one thing after I finished it is that it looks just a tad washed out in places but makes sense with the light shining down right on him.

7mad;Ravens is a brand I enjoy as a lot of their work appeals to my style; it just so happens that they are back with a new release at the March round of TMD. While I was roaming around I came across the Split-Tank (Splash is the version worn here). There were a few other designs that were high candidates to make this blog but I narrowed it down to three and then finally to one. This release is fitted for Signature (both Gianni and Giralt) so for those of you with those bodies can take a trip to The Men’s Department and give this tanktop and all of its designs a closer look.


Skin Fair 2018 is upon us and I’m getting right into it with one of the releases from Go&See. “Danny” is available in Goth, Pale (as seen above), Summer, Tan and Dark Tan with all new body appliers via an Omega compatible HUD (which you can get at Skin Fair as well). A shape and eyebrow shape are included in the box so you can look as the product is intended or you can go your own way with your own shape and eyebrows as well.

Worrying about hair was not a problem for me because I knew exactly what I wanted and with the help of my brand partner, Modulus, I used the “Harvey” hair to make the look come more into its own. This was an event release but things kinda hit a speed bump for me so I’m getting this out as it is now in store and is new to the store. If those of you missed the event it was at you’ll be able to get your hands on it as it is a nicely done hair. I guess you could say that it is kind of a longer length bowl cut (if I’m wrong correct me I don’t mind). There are 25 different tones distributed through 5 different color packs (or get them all in a FATPACK for a better value if you can’t pick just one). Of course you could use the color picker in the HUDs to create more than 25 colors so why not get creative!


There’s a double does of L&B Swear for this look as I combined the “Destruction Jeans” and the “Salvage Engineer Boots” together to give myself a bit of a raver/punk look as a fight organizer. The jeans have a tucked option to work with the boots as it was intended (for those of you who might have an earlier version of the jeans there is a re-delivery box in your product folder you can wear to get the updated version sent to you).

As you can see the boots themselves have a unique design (but this is only one of many different styles that they can be worn in, solid colors are also included in the HUD). A shorter boot version is available with the product that has socks (which can be turned on or off and even given different color styles too) giving these some longevity in your wardrobe space.

Time for me to wrap this up but I really enjoyed putting this together and be sure to check out Skin Fair which is now open and runs through the 26th of March so all of you can go get your skin, head, makeup and tattoo fixes on because you know you can’t live without taking a peek to see what is there! More coverage of this event to come on these pages so keep your eyes peeled.

Onto the next conversation…

SKIN FAIR 2018


 

HAIR: Modulus – Harvey Hair ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: Go&See – Danny (Pale) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.5 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

TANKTOP: 7mad;Ravens – Split Tank-Splash ✦ NEW @ TMD
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans (Tucked) ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BOOTS: L&B Swear – Salvage Engineer Boots

OCTAGON: Bad Unicorn – 8 Sided Cage RARE𝔊𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔞

POSE: ReveObscura – Baddie ✦ NEW ✦ 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱

[#457] It’s Not Too Late

For the first time in years
There’s a light up ahead
It’s calling
(It’s pulling me closer)
Reborn within
Now I’m shedding my skin
It’s falling
(The weight off my shoulders)

Change Tomorrow♫ – Like A Storm

One of the hardest things sometimes is after you’ve got all of your wardrobe put together and are committed to doing a photo shoot, you cannot find a suitable backdrop or location to get the job done. Thankfully after I put my look together I was wandering around with my Parents to different sales across the grid when I landed at the Fairmage sim, which is home to Dark Magic Poses.

It has a really nicely built town setting so I did a little walk through and found a spot that I liked and started to go to work. The pictures themselves turned out well and did a bit of touching up to certain things (but not too much of course). The next step would be to come up with a soundtrack as I didn’t really have any favorites that stuck out in my mind at the time (which is not usual at this stage of a blog shoot).


Music is something I consider to be central to this blog and as I was trying to figure out my identity as a blogger and what I wanted to do, I re-branded the blog after the first year of being active (nearly going on 4 very soon). I chose lyrics to a song that is personally a part of me to be the title of the blog. So naturally through the process of blogging (shooting and editing) I’m always listening to music because to me it is not a distraction; it often helps me in the creative process.

I have playlists at random and a song came on that to me can be thought provoking. Usually I have a limit to how long between blog posts I will use a certain artist and I knew that I had featured a song by the band, Like A Storm towards the beginning of the year. I feel like enough time has passed between that post and this one to be able to use another song.

For me personally I feel like a majority of people want to change something (whether it be the entire world, or a person that might be troubled). In order to really do that I believe it all starts with yourself and it doesn’t have to be a major change. Even the littlest thing can make a difference for you and the cause and effect will trickle and reach others. It is something that anyone who might be reading can think about and apply. It doesn’t cost money and if the change is positive it won’t hurt anyone.


Winter on the grid is slowly starting to fade as many locations are starting to do their spring prep (which is something I’m happy about) but there is still a bit of cold and snowy going on at Fairmage so it worked out well that my outfit is comprised of outdoor apparel. I really loved how this outfit came together and it’s a bit dressy but I often don’t wear stuff that makes me look sophisticated (shirts and jeans usually fill my closet).

Native Urban came out with this really awesome coat/sweater combination that originally was released at the Cosmopolitan event (unfortunately it ended on the 24th just before I could publish this). I purchased the AC (All Colors or FATPACK as it were) and am really happy about the choice that comes with it. 7 different color fabrics for the coat to choose from and 11 different sweater options (as well as the ability to show or hide the sweater). You can also change the buttons (3 options of those to pick from) and I’m wearing it for the Belleza body but also offered in the package are sizes for Signature (Gianni) and SLink.

Gloves are something that are hit and miss now with mesh bodies and you have to really be careful to make sure they fit right. Gabriel has a set of fingerless gloves which debuted at last month’s Uber event which again I was unable to get this look together before the next round. That is why it’s great that these brands bring their event items into the store afterwards for the shoppers that missed the event for whatever reason. The gloves come in three colors (Black, Dark Gray and Gray) and fit the Belleza and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies.

I’ve noticed lately that I have been picking up a lot of the newest releases from the [Gild] brand. I don’t really have a specific reason for it other than I think that the quality of the products are what catches my eye and the style fits the kind of things I like to wear. The “Standard Fit Pants” were a part of the Hipster Men’s Event from January and have a really good look when combined with the Native Urban coat and the A&D “Firenze” dress shoes that I am wearing. The pants come in Black, Blue, Gray, Green, Pink and Yellow which can be purchased separately as well as in a FATPACK and have sizing for Belleza, Signature (Gianni) and SLink male bodies. Personally these pants work really well for any dress up situation and even some casual wear occasions as well.


The Men’s Jail round for January is soon coming to a close but before it does I think you need to run (not walk) to the event to take a look at the “Brody” hair from Modulus. I’m not sure who Chucky Hollak patterned this one after (possibly Adrien Brody) but I’m usually pretty good with figuring out what this hair mastermind patterns his creations after.

25 colors in all (spread out into 5 different color packs) that can be purchased individually or via FATPACK for a better bargain if you tend to wear more than one color hair type. This hair is a shorter left side swept hair with closely cropped back and sides and looks its best when paired with the Jai hairbase which is also from the Modulus brand and can be found in their store!

The pose you see in the very first photo is from the “Boss” pose set from Go&See, there are 4 different pose types (and you also get in the package two different priority types for whatever your needs are. They are available right now at the Go& See store along with other pose sets, AO Animations, Eyes, and also Skins which is what the brand began with before branching out.

Time for me to wrap this up so I can get back to work on bringing the next look to you from various events across the grid perhaps mixed in with some favorites from my closet. You just never know what you’ll find here on These Conversations Kill.

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ Fairmage

 


 

HAIR: Modulus – Brody Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ The Men’s Jail
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

COAT: -NU- Rotterdam Coat AC
GLOVES: ::GB:: Fingeless Gloves / Dark Gray
PANTS: [Gild] Standard Fit Pants (Black)
SHOES: A&D Clothing – Firenze – FatPack ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

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[#452] Where The Streets Have No Name

We’re still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you

Where The Streets Have No Name♫ – U2

It’s been a while since I was inspired by something I haven’t listened to in a while but was reminded of by just kind of going through music in my head; maybe I’m not the biggest U2 fan that’s ever lived but I can tell you I do enjoy a lot of their music (especially a lot of earlier works including albums like “The Joshua Tree”).  The look I put together for this blog is a rather simple one and very casual for every day appearance. Most days I could easily just relax in clothes like these so it is easily relatable.


There’s always a nice feeling you get when you’re rummaging through your closet and you find a backrop you’ve forgotten about. Then you put it out and come up with a scene pretty quickly. Another great thing is when you are going through clothes you like and realize that they’ve updated them to fit the body you are wearing right this moment (it’s kind of like Christmas all over again when that re-delivery comes).


For this blog post there are three new products mixed in with some other goodies to make up everything you see in all the pictures. One of my favorites is this COLSON henley shirt from {COLD-ASH}. As a proud partner of the brand I was excited to get this preview which comes with just about every current mesh body fit and two versions for each (a regular waist and a wider waist for those who like a looser fit).

Making sure I get all the purchases I made at Men Only Monthly to use, I’m wearing the VANGO “Keith” hair and also the “Hipster Style” bento beard by Magnificent (a part of the GA.EG brand family). These two in combination with one another give me a bit of a weathered look which I don’t mind due to the fact that I personally try to stay away from the baby face look if at all possible.


The above pic gives you a better look at the three new items being shown in this blog post (the shirt, hair and beard). I also have to share that the skin I am wearing by LV Designs that is named after me has been released in another tone. The skin is also now available in Pearl/Tone 2 (for those of you who own Stray Dog body appliers) which was a request I had made as well as a few others from I have been told.

My closet just got a little fuller over the last day or so with having hit TMD, Hipster Mens Event, The Men’s Jail and also a fresh round of Man Cave for February that just opened today. Gives me plenty of things to work with so now I just have to come up with some scenery ideas and get back to it which means it is time for me to wrap things up and guide you to the credits below.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Vango. Keith ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

From the moment I saw this hair I knew it would be one that I would want in my arsenal of hairstyles (especially long ones that I wear consistently in the winter months). With each new release I feel that the Vango brand is getting better and better. This particular hair comes in two styles (the one you see above and also a version with more strands falling in the front of the face). The full fatpack has a total of 17 different hair colors ranging from your basic tones to a few ombre tones for those of you who like a bit of streaking in your hair.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ NEW

BEARD: [MF] Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

This stache and beard combination is specifically made for the CATWA Daniel head, with that said I don’t know if it would work with any other CATWA product so if you dare to test it make sure to grab a demo first before doing anything. The “Night” pack contains dark versions like Black and even a Salt n Pepper style along with a darker brown and blonde as well. I really liked the way this looked on me but being a guy who is always wanting to wear facial hair that’s not much of a surprise. This product will be available through February 15th so you can certainly treat yourself to a little Valentine’s Gift and why not?

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} COLSON Henley Shirt (Classic Pack) ✦ NEW @ TMD

As much as I enjoy blogging costumes or suits and fancy things, when it comes down to a nicely made shirt you don’t have to worry about it not getting my attention. Collared shirts with a few buttons are effective and are easy to just throw on after getting out of the shower before leaving the house. They are even casual enough you possibly could wear them to certain work places. As I mentioned earlier this is a review copy and it is the entire pack with a HUD containing 10 solid colors. This pack in its entirety is worth it because if you get just one color and get home and put it on, you’ll be kicking yourself that you want it in more colors and would end up spending more to get the full pack when you should have just done it in the first place.

JEANS: L&B Swear – Salvage Cuffed Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

Even though I have blogged this in a previous entry it’s worth noting that they’ve been updated to fit the Belleza mesh body for those who might not own these and didn’t give them a look because they didn’t fit your body at the time.

SHOES: [VALE KOER] USAGI TRAINERS – FATPACK

RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Robbo Bridge

I’ve apparently had this sitting around for an undisclosed amount of time. From the moment I set it out to see if it would work with the idea that was starting to form in my head (and it did), it made me glad that I am one of those people that tend to play gacha backdrop machines on whims. While I am not sure if it is supposed to represent an actual place in the world, I do know that it would look like a place I would probably wander to (or through) in my virtual travels.

Go&See – Firm ✦ NEW @ M.O.M𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡