[#601] Woke Up This Morning

Wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers
Don’t you wish you didn’t function, don’t you wish you didn’t think beyond the next paycheck
And the next little drink?
Well, you do, so make up your mind to go on ’cause when you woke up this morning
Everything you had was gone, everything you had was gone

Alabama 3, ♫Woke Up This Morning♫

When it comes to old timey mafia films or television I’m a casual fan but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy them less than the hardcore passionate ones. I’ll admit that I’ve really not seen much of if any of the Sopranos even though I’m sure that once I get around to seeing it that I’d enjoy it a lot as all indications are it has great acting and a compelling story.

My scene today is a tribute to the many mobster themed sources of entertainment over the years including but not limited to The Godfather series, Goodfellas, Scarface and many more that would take forever to list. Perhaps though for the aficionado’s will see the call out to The Godfather with the cat sitting on my lap and my bro Lucky sitting across from me as if he’s there to ask for a favor.

I didn’t want to completely recreate the scene exactly as I wanted to put my own touches on it so that it could stand on it’s own and not be considered a “rip-off” of sorts; I am confident that this photo will appeal to many but also if not I know I had fun with it. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank Brenna for helping set up the scene with me based on ideas I had given her.

Having a bad memory sometimes leads to me repeating things and if I do then I apologize profusely. One of the newest stores that I am proudly a part of is Lapointe & Bastchild and for the first time I am blogging their work and being that as a blogger I am nervous because they have been one of my favorite designers over the years. Making sure that I get it right when it comes to featuring their clothing and accessories is important to me so here I go at my very first attempt as part of their team.

Most of the time I’m usually wearing black suits or tuxedos so when I found out that L&B released a specifically white rendition of their “Marc Tuxedo” I jumped at the chance to make it my mafia “Don” attire. As with their other suits and tuxes it’s very well made and fits perfectly. The suit is highly customizable with different variations of white (like the cream colored version that I’m wearing) as well as options for changing the color of the shirt, bow tie and pocket square. You can also make the pocket square invisible if they are not your thing.

If you’re a guy that’s looking for a tux that isn’t your traditional black then a visit to Lapointe & Bastchild is in order to give the “Marc Tuxedo Basic White” edition a try; if you do make the purchase, you should also consider the “Edge Oxford” shoes to compliment them for a complete look.

Lapointe & Bastchild – Marc Tuxedo Basic White Edition

  • Original mesh
  • HUD includes options to change jacket, shirt, bow tie, pocket square and pants
  • Many different style combinations to choose from
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Fitted Classic, Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies

Admittedly I’m not a decor blogger by default but with all the work that Brenna did helping to construct this scene so at the end of this blog you’ll find the decor credits as well as both the styles for myself and Lucky to make this a very thorough blog post. I’d also like to thank Andraus Thor who is the creator for THOR, a decor and accessories store for assisting me with a feline problem. You were a big help in facilitating my kitty addiction so thank you very much.

On this note with all the info that there is to give to you I am going to wrap up this blog post and start to begin preparation for my turn as a blogger for Skin Fair, which officially opens to the public in a weeks time. I am very excited about this and look forward to helping out hopefully not only both my fellow gentleman but also the gals as well.

It’s the weekend so I hope everyone has a chance to relax and take it easy; I’ll be back again with more from the virtual landscape so keep your eyes peeled until next time!

But you’re one in a million, you’ve got that shotgun shine
Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

MY STYLE

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

TUXEDO: L&B Swear (Store / MP) – Marc Tuxedo Basic White

LUCKY’S STYLE

HAIR: Lock&Tuft (Store / MP) – Frank v1
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Oscar (T4)
EARS: MANDALA – Steking Ears (Season 5)
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night
BODY: SLink – Physique Male Mesh Body v2.06

JACKET: Deadwool – Hart Jacket (Flannel)
SHIRT: Deadwool – Pinned Add-On (From Original Hart Suit)
PANTS: Deadwool – Hart Trousers (Flannel)

DECOR

SKYBOX: Trompe Loeil – Knoxlane Cottage
DESK: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
CHAIR: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
BOOKCASE: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
LAMP: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
NEWSPAPER: Vespertine – Newspaper
CIGAR BOX: BAMSE – The Boss – Cigar Box ✦ Gacha
GUN: BAMSE – The Boss – Pistol ✦ Gacha
ASHTRAY: Nutmeg – Dandy Astray Bronze ✦ Gacha
WHISKEY: Apple Fall – Whiskey Decanter
GLASS: Kunst – Bourbon Glass #1
BOOKS: Cheeky Pea – Vetur Falkland Books
CAT: THOR – Licking Gray Cat
TABLE: David Heather – Gun Table ✦ Gacha

 

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[#576] Dangerous Night

What a dangerous night to fall in love
Don’t know why we still hide what we’ve become
Do you want to cross the line?
We’re running out of time
A dangerous night to fall in love

Thirty Seconds To Mars, ♫Dangerous Night

Unlike previous rounds of Pose Fair, I was able to add myself to be able to blog couples poses from the romantic category. Brenna has been a blessing in disguise with her willingness to help me bring the poses of wonderful creators to life with the visions I pull from my head. As much as I consider myself a male blogger and this a male blog overall, this has become almost somewhat of an all purpose place for me to be creative with things that catch my attention.

During the process of taking the photos for this post, I only chose one out of the few I took because to me it was the epitome of what I saw in my head. After completely a few minor adjustments, I showed it to Brenna and she absolutely loved how it turned out and as such is going to end up as a portrait in our home. I can honestly say that means something to me that we can chronicle things like this and remember them as they are affixed to a wall.

Hazeel is one of the stores participating at Pose Fair that I’m unfamiliar but from their releases this round they are on my radar and I will surely be looking out for more of what they do. Their “Enticing” pose has what I would say is a touch of elegance with the chair prop and the way the poses give the idea of a couple that are super classy.

I like that it differs from other couple’s poses that are super up close and lovey (which there is nothing wrong with); it gives a different perspective of how two people can be close with each other without intimacy just a longing look. I find it also wonderful that the included chair prop went well with at least one part of the house that we could photograph.

Hazeel – Enticing Pose & Prop

  • Bento enabled pose (bento viewer required)
  • Mesh chair prop included (with poses inside)
  • Poseballs for both male and female props also included
  • Static poses for male and female included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

For my look I took things that I previously blogged that I really liked (the “Leo hair” from Modulus and the “Grayson Roll-Up Trousers” from Cold-Ash) and paired it with a shirt/vest combination by Tori Toricelli that I picked up at the December round of the Man Cave. I planned it use it for another photo down the line but I changed my mind at the last minute and used it for this shot; it’s also possible that I can maybe use it then too if enough time passes.

While I stuck to going with older items, Brenna is the new items champion as she brings to her look a bunch of items from Collabor88 including the “Julie” hair from Exile and the “Fancy Blazer and Pants” separates by Pixicat. I really loved the style of the outfit she has on because of how classy the picture is and the ad for the pose shows the female with a dress on. Brenna seems to be a lot better at going outside of traditional ideas then I am but I’m certainly working at it and what I can say now is that will be sooner than later.

On that note I am going to move onto the credits phase of the post due to the fact that the pose and prop set are the only truly new items featured in this post besides Brenna’s items. This also gives me the ability to publish this post and get to work on whatever happens to be next, I’ll probably throw in another entry that’s just me before I get to the other blog post that I also shot with Brenna recently.

Many thanks to anyone who put up with what I consider my ramblings. Whether I know it or not, I do this more than just for me and also because it brings a lot of enjoyment even when it seems like the post is somewhat of a downer (we all have our moments and that is how this thing called life works). Until the next time keep the conversations going!

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: Hazeel – Enticing @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Leo Hair
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

SHIRT: Tori Toricelli – Manhattan Shirt & Vest // Black Star
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) GRAYSON Roll Up Trousers
SHOES: L&B Swear – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes (Black)

:: What Brenna’s Wearing ::

HAIR: Exile – Julie @ Collabor88NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Pixicat – Classy Blazer @ Collabor88NEW
PANTS: Pixicat – Classy Pants @ Collabor88NEW
SHOES: REIGN – Break-up Pumps

[#573] Is That Alright?

Family dinners and family trees
Teaching the kids to say thank you and please
Know that if we stay together that things will be right

Lady Gaga, ♫Is That Alright?

October 17th, 2018…a day that truly changed everything for me. In the previous three to four months before that I had started sensing that change when my best friend returned after a long absence and before we knew it the romance that was put on hold for a terribly long time found a way to ignite once again. My trust in things like relationships and being with someone who knew me as much as I knew them was shaken to the core but even for those who don’t put much stock in fate I assure that things happen for a reason.

It is safe to say that this blog sometimes serves as a diary of sorts for my life and it seems odd to many that not even a year before I thought I was happier than I ever could be but without drudging up any harsh memories, I will say that it was a false reality and time showed me that. It is funny how sometimes it seems as if the universe tells you something and the early part of 2018 certainly was that wake-up call.

This could get super sappy quick so I’m going to try to keep it at a minimum so that I don’t kill anyone with the sweetness but the overall message I want to say is that the saying “If you love something let it go and if it is meant to it will come back to you” and that is very true. Brenna came back into my life and after five years we were able to finally have all we could have asked for.

Some relationships happen where a couple is together and gets married then divorces and somehow circles around back to one another and marries again. I am fortunate enough to say that I was able to marry Brenna twice while still being with her within a two month span. I know that seems super crazy but to explain better we had an improptu wedding on the 17th with just us and a small amount of family but on the 2nd of December we did it again in front of our family and friends in an amazing ceremony.

It was everything either of us could have asked for and beyond and the song which serves as the soundtrack for this blog entry is what we danced to at our reception as our first song and listening to it, the words and the meaning behind it rings true every day. There’s no one better that I’d share the virtual world with than the girl I met as a goofy ass teenager at a High School orientation.

Being that this is a blog more than it is a diary I should get to the point of things as much as I could sit here showing how over the moon I am, there’s still work to do. This blog should be fairly short (and sweet as I’ve already covered) because the main featured item is the wonderful couples pose from Ma Cheri that is a part of Pose Fair for January.

Brenna and I didn’t really have wedding pictures taken except the ones that were sent to us by guests so it felt really good to be able to take some and I’m sure we’ll do a few more because it’s fun to do. The “Flaunting” pose is what I could say is the both of us showing off that we are united as one with rings and all which I think is a very important part, the symbolism of the rings that is.

Ma Cherie – Flaunting Couples Pose:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento capable viewer required)
  • Couples Poseballs in pack
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

2019 is going to be a good year and I know this because it’s started off great as I got to spend New Year’s Eve with Brenna and that is something that oddly means something to me. It may not happen every year from now on but the fact that it did as a couple speaks volumes to me and it makes me look forward to things that I didn’t before such as holidays.

Okay I started getting back into that mode again and I promise to chill out for the rest of this post. The suit I am wearing is from Lapointe & Bastchild which is a brand that has through the ages been a part of my wardrobe in one way or another from being apart of other weddings to wearing one of their tuxedos for my parents wedding which is why it was super important for me to wear one for this one as it is the last time that I will ever wear one as a groom.

The quality of L&B products is top notch and a reason they’d been one of my favorites for formal wear as well as their branching out into casual wear. Their customer service (while I have never needed it personally) is superb and they are very good to their customers which results in loyalty their brand.

On that note I believe it is time to wrap up this blog before I get lost in writing about happiness because having been on the opposite side of things I know that it can be a bit much to those who are not in a relationship. It’s not my intention to seem like I am gloating because I’m truly not it is just something that I can say happens to this magnitude.

I have been taking photos like crazy lately so it is safe to say that I will be back sooner than later with more great items (which by limiting the amount of new items I put in a blog has increased my post count but I make sure that the turnout is to my satisfaction or it doesn’t see the light of day). Until then I hope the conversations continue along with some great shopping trips.

B

POSE: Ma Cherie Poses – Flaunting @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Burley – Ivar
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

OUTFIT: L&B Swear – Gage 3PC Suit

:: What Brenna’s Wearing ::

HAIR: TRUTH – Caralisa
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: A Breakfast Convo. – Glacier Princess Gown
SHOES: Dead Dollz – Raquel Sandals

[#569] I Can’t Feel A Thing

Sometimes I feel that you and I are suicide
I watched you take from me
The very thing that made me thrive

Dead Girls Academy, ♫I Can’t Feel A Thing

For the first time in 2019 I am visiting one of my most recent favorite places to take photos, the wonderful I Am (SL) Amsterdam sim. It’s still in winter mode but I didn’t let that deter me from finding a good location to photograph that I haven’t taken advantage of before. There are several frozen over water fountains at this location but something about the one I took photos by called to me. With one of the skies by BATTLESCARS (that were a gift at 6◦ Republic), I found a beautiful background that allowed me to capture a moment that I felt was both beautiful and sad at the same time.

There are many ways the narrative could be explained as to what this photo is about but I usually love to leave it to an individuals own perspective when looking at my work. I will say that the emotions that I believe my pixel self is going through is that of sorrow and hopelessness with a slight dash of despair. To me in a way it is a call back to one of my previous blogs where the scene depicted a man involved in a gun battle looking to seek revenge. It could be looked at as a follow up to a future time when the odds are not likely in the protagonists favor and the end seemingly approaches.

had a few candidates for the soundtrack to this blog entry but nothing really fit and then I started to have a conversation with my friend, Lucky. We were bouncing ideas back and forth and then he reminded me of a band that he’d recently discovered and turned me onto and together we figured out something that fit within the realm of what my photo depicted.

Dead Girls Academy despite the name is actually something I recommend listening to and for anyone that’s a fan of post-hardcore music then I think it’s a pleasant surprise; with Lucky’s help we thought the best song from their latest and first album, “Alchemy” should be the track “I Can’t Feel A Thing” because the photo suggests that the world is crumbling around the subject as he is down on the ground reaching for a gun. What he intends to do with it is something as I said a few moments ago is up for interpretation here.

One of the things I said in the conversation we had is that music as a whole is what our scars sound like and we both agreed to the fact that we could just about take any song and at some point in time it could relate to a situation one or the other of us has been in. The fact is that whether it applies now or has somewhere back in time, a lot of my scars can be felt through this site. It may seem like a glutton for punishment to some but knowing where I’ve been and where I am helps guide me to where I’ll be tomorrow and beyond.


Okay so that was some seriousness going on there for a moment but now’s where the fun starts.

I’m starting the year being thankful that I am once again a part of the Pose Fair Blogger Team and I just couldn’t wait to get started and if I’m this inspired by just the first pose that I feature I have a feeling this will be a very productive round and month of blog posts for me. Normally I don’t go into details as I feel that is like a side to blogging that is unspoken but with the requirements changing directions makes it work out even better for me and I love it. Being able to choose specific categories of things I want to blog really takes a lot of creative pressure of of me and allows me to be myself.

The first brand that I’m featuring for the January round for Pose Fair also happens to be one of the sponsors for the event. Spartin Parx is a store that I’ve run across on the grid but have limited interaction with but the quality of the poses are high that I can say with certainty. When I starting looking through the poses in the “Kris” pose set I knew I had my work cut out for me.

Ten (10) poses is what I consider to be a lot nowadays when most pose sets consist of only five or less depending on the creator. I know it is a lot of work to create poses as I dabbled in it years ago for fun before the magic of bento became a part of our virtual lives. Cycling through them I found the ground based pose that gave me the idea before I even went to (SL) Amsterdam to shoot the principal photography for the blog.

Lately I haven’t posted more than one photo in a blog often but I loved this particular pose so much that I wanted to give two similar but different perspectives on it as I wanted the second photo to focus more on the leg movement I was making as well as give a better angle of the gun because it was a bit flat in the main shot.

Spartin Parx Kris Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled (Bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in pack
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

POSE FAIR 2019

I dug into my wardrobe because I wanted to save some of my newer clothing for future posts as well as I knew that I had a classic look with both the L&B Swear “Blazer” and “Slacks”. My thoughts were to look sophisticated but yet also dangerous given the different scenarios that could be presented as a part of the photos such as what is just beyond the camera’s eye?

Time for me to turn my attention to the next blog as everything I’ve wanted to say has been said and there’s so much more Pose Fair to come and hopefully those who have found their way here go pay the event a visit it is certain not to disappoint. Here’s the credits and I’ll be back again soon with more fashion, music and art and it’s certainly been a pleasure…

Warmest regards,

B

LOCATION: I am (SL) Amsterdam

POSE: Spartin Parx – Kris @ Pose FairNEW

BLAZER: L&B Swear – Blazer
SLACKS: L&B Swear – Slacks
BOOTS: Kokoia – Sniper (Black)

[#565] Dreams

I want more impossible to ignore,
Impossible to ignore.
And they’ll come true, impossible not to do,
Impossible not to do.

The Cranberries., ♫Dreams♫

2019 is here!

I haven’t been this excited for the turning of the year than I have in a long time but that is because there are so many good things orbiting around my world. When I’ve made statements such as this before I’ve often felt that I’ve jinxed myself because things take a turn in the opposite direction but not anymore because it’s not meant to this time and this year will be a thriving one for my family and for the pages of this blog.

One of the things that I started to do in the later parts of 2018 is focus on one or two products within my photos (sometimes three if required); doing so has allowed for me to ramble less or be able to make the writing I’m doing more meaningful. When I drag on my focus wanes and then when I read back I’m disappointed regardless of someone telling me they enjoyed it.

So moving forward I fully intend to work on making this a better place for the male (and female) residents of Second Life to find quality items that will further enrich their experience in the day to day as well as in their creative photography.

For those who have stuck by me since the very beginning when this space was known as “The Saints of Fashion{ation}, it is greatly appreciated and it is with that purpose in mind to keep you informed as well as bring others new to this page something different that is not seen in other places.

Let’s get this kicked off shall we?

There are still a few days left of the Anti-Event and I wanted to share this fun little item from KAJU that is just one of the prizes you can win from the “JevJev” gacha. I’m not entirely sure what that means but I can say is that it is a pillow in the pattern of a duck which has several different colors and forms depending on the prize.

“Jeev Jeev Pillow – Yellow FAT PACK” is the prize that I am using for this blog and it is a pillow that comes in two versions one that you can have on your arm (as you can see) and one that can be placed on the floor to catch some z’s. I chose to take a nap standing up with the pillow wrapped around my arm but keep in mind that AO’s interfere with the use of this item so make sure to turn them off when wearing it.

This particular gacha has three tiers of prizes which start with the commons that consist of the Jeev Jeev pillows (Floor and On Arm versions) in Black, White, and Yellow separately. The next tier up is the RARE three color FAT PACKS with both pillows inside and the last tier is the ULTRA RARE PACK which contains all of the pillows in each color along with a version called “Pillow Fighter” that you can swat people around with.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

I imagine I would annoy the crap out of everyone by whacking them with a duck like pillow so maybe that’s not the best thing for me to have and also a good thing that it wasn’t a part of the blogger pack for the event, however, I think for anyone that plays the machine and wins it will have a ton of fun and that’s what helps make SL a better place. Have fun, don’t stress, and just keep the company of those who better your life.

Considering that the pillow is the only new item that is a part of my look it’s made this blog a lot easier to write and get me to the point where I can consider it finished and a done deal. Now to just leave the credits so everyone knows where to go to find all the items you can find on my person. I also want to say how much I really love the BATTLESCARS recent windlights which range from the decor ones (which are very helpful), to the premium ones that are well worth the price of purchase that include the STARS and ILLINOIS sets.

One last thing I want to say before I sign off on this post is that I chose The Cranberries song “Dreams” for a few reasons. One of which is because I never truly did a tribute to Delores O’Riordan when she passed away last year. Their music was a part of the era that I’ve said many times helped me navigate through my teenage years and while at the time I likely didn’t appreciate it as much, as I have gotten older the fonder I get for a lot of the artists from back then. Her voice was unique and soothing when it needed be and raw at other times in songs such as “Zombie”.

Many of the artists I hold dear from that time have moved on in one form or another but the imprint they’ve left upon those of us who were there and to those who are now discovering them now that can empathize with what the message is. Voices like Dolores’ and Chris Cornell’s are likely not to be discovered for a long time and maybe not even my lifetime.

Also this song speaks to me on an emotional level because I feel what’s being sung, I have found something magical in my life and I sound like a scratched record but its really true. I have someone at my side that motivates and picks me up when I’m running low and she’s my dream that I am forever grateful for being able to have this opportunity.

Ok so enough of that sentimental stuff now because I’ve reached the end of the road on this blog but there’s plenty more in store with this being the start of what I hope is a creative year. If anyone has a suggestion for a song for me to try and put my creative styling to just hit the about section on this site and send me something (or by visiting any one of my social media spaces).

Until our paths once again cross,

B


PILLOW: KAJU – Jev Jev Gacha (JeevJeev On Arm) RARE @ Anti-EventNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Owen Hair @ Man Cave ✦ NEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair

SHIRT: L&B Swear – October 18 Group Gift

[#552] You’ll See It All

Barrel deep into the night
‘Til you leave the center of the show behind
And the great white peaks of new islands rise
You’ll see it all, you’ll see it all

Barns Courtney, ♫Goodbye John Smith

This blog was something I knew I wanted to write but I wasn’t sure how at first. It’s a dedication in two parts: one to someone I did not really know but felt like I did and one that I knew very well. Memorials are always tough because you’re drawing from emotions that come from deep within you but once words are on paper or typed through a keyboard it tends to be a freeing feeling.

Five years ago today, actor and humanitarian Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash. Celebrities are always put on a pedestal by their fans even if they are not the best people but I feel with Paul that was justified because what you saw is what you got with him and he had a good heart regardless of the talent he possessed. Even though I did not know him nor did I ever meet him his death was truly hard for me because of the joy he brought to my life through his work and I tend not to get overly emotional about things like this but even with all the time that has passed, it still hurts to think about and watch things with him in it or documentaries.

One thing that I’ve taken from this and from learning about who he was outside of the fame that he wasn’t necessarily comfortable with is that being a good and kind person costs nothing and it takes no effort at all to be better not only for yourself but for all the people around you; if I had a glass of anything at all I’d toast to his memory.

November 2018 marks the second anniversary of the passing of one of my virtual best friends, she’d probably give me some crap because she never wanted anyone to make a big deal or fuss about her but she was a one of several people that I stuck around the grid and also one of my biggest support systems. When I got my start I was a teenage avatar and she helped me with figuring out the ropes of what it meant to be one since my real teen years weren’t all that enjoyable.

She encouraged me to find a family to be a part of and even though I had reservations about it at first I took the leap and the two wonderful people that became my virtual parents are still today and I wouldn’t change that for all the King’s gold. She also encouraged me to enroll into school so that I could attend classes with her and I figured I didn’t have anything to lose; it isn’t until now that I realized it was something that was meant to happen and where I was supposed to be.

It is at the school where I met my wife and if you asked her she kinda knew that we would have wound up on this road even back then.

Fondly I look back on the exploring my best friend and I did and the crazy games of Greedy we played and talks about our favorite things like movies and books and even her taste in music which even though it was much different in some instances as mine it was always still a good time. Even today whenever I see anything about the Wizard of Oz it brings me back to an easier time.

Abby, thank you for the friendship and the belief that I was a better person than even I thought I could be…I miss you and I’m sure we’ll get to pick on one another again someday.


Usually I do not section off my blogs from the beginning to the information about what I’m wearing but I felt like there needed to be a break between the bit of emotion that took part in that section. The song I chose for this blog from the moment I heard it was meaningful and was even more so after I looked up what it was about…which is essentially losing someone close to you and how it kind of rocks your world in some form.

In the picture frame I chose one of my favorite pictures of Paul Walker as I didn’t really have very many good ones or even anything recent of Abby but I’m sure there will be a time when I come across something and do another blog to honor her.

The cap and hair I am wearing is the “Shelby Hat and Hair” from Modulus that recently dropped at the current round of Uber. I love this style of hat because of how vintage it is and I knew that it fit with the rest of my look. Word on the street that is patterned after a character from the show “Peaky Blinders” which I’ve never seen but I’ve got it on my list of “things to watch when I’ve watched everything before it”. I’m sure it’s good as it has Cillian Murphy in it (he played Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Trilogy).

With the different colors/fabrics that the cap can be changed with via the included HUD it allows the ability to coordinate with just about any outfit. Another bonus is a standalone version of the cap is also included in the package so it can be warn without the hair which I think is great.

Modulus Shelby Hat & Hair features:

  • 100% alpha hair ‘next gen’ mesh
  • 5 Colour HUDs options + integrated tinting HUDs
  • Texture HUD for hat
  • Hat only option
  • Or the fatpack with all 40 colours
  • Exclusively @ Uber until December 23rd

The suit I am wearing is an exclusive version of the “Gage Premium Tuxedo” by L&B Swear but is the “Pinstripe Edition” which has 5 suit colors with pinstripes (including one with a black lapel just like the original Gage tux offers). What’s even more awesome is that you can use your HUD from the original tux and have added colors for the waistcoat, shirt, tie, and pocket square for even more options to go with.

I know that it is considered to be a tuxedo but in my mind if you don’t use the black lapel version it’s more like a suit because of the regular tie (I feel tuxedo’s having bowties are what set them apart from being more than just a suit). Another thing I thought of about this is that the look also makes me look sort of like a gangster from the 40’s (or at least that is what my friend Lucky said at least).

L&B Swear Gage Pinstripe Edition Tuxedo features:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD allows changeable Jacket, waistcoat, shirt, tie, pocket square, pants and belt)
  • Option to disable belt is also included in HUD
  • Original Gage Tuxedo HUD can be used to change Waistcoat, shirt, tie, and pocket square)
  • Fitted Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni), SLink Physique mesh bodies and Classic fitmesh
  • Available now @ L&B Swear main location

Now feels as good a time as any to wrap up this blog entry as to me I feel like I covered everything that I wanted to and also the amount of emotional energy that it took to write the beginning is starting to set in and I don’t regret opening up as I don’t usually do that. I know that some appreciate reading more than just credits and I try to at least offer more than just a picture and where to find things as there is a bit of a void where that is concerned.

During this time of year it seems like I tend to do more raw feeling type stuff that has more emotion to it because blogging is not only just something fun (or just a hobby) it’s one of those things that helps me get things off my mind or things I’ve repressed because I tend to be more inward. It’s hard to ask people to understand it really and I don’t really consider myself lesser of a person because everyone has their things they deal with; I just find a way to use it to my advantage.

Soon enough I may even try doing some winter pics or possibly even ones that deal with that thing that happens towards the end of December (yeah that thing). Until the next time I post I’ll be off in search of the next conversation and to anyone who actually took the time to read this entire entry you have my sincerest gratitude.

LOCATION: Time Portal

POSE: vMotional Animations – My Sign ✦ Retired
POSE 2: WRONG – Rue @ Access EventNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Shelby Hat & Hair @ UberNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SUIT: L&B Swear – Gage Tuxedo Pinstripe Edition ✦ NEW

[#539] All The World Is Waiting For The Sun

Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day,
All the world is waiting for the sun.

Breaking Benjamin, ♫Rain

Every blogger has their own process in how they go about taking photos and staging their sites and many can managed to churn out several posts in a day there are others who can come up with maybe two or three a week at most. I am the latter and depending on my creativity and drive my workflow varies and I think that this month in particular has been one of my most productive in some time.

With this very post I have brought to this site 100 different blog posts in just 9 months which is a few weeks ahead of last year and I am astonished with that fact and also happy for the little victories I have had so far this year including being nominated for The Bloggies. Everyone that was part of that ceremony (nominees, runners up and winners alike) have all put their own personal take on what we all do in a variety of different categories. To be among that group is something I personally cherish and look forward to the next few months and coming new year have in store for These Conversations Kill.

For this photo, I took an autumn feeling with my shot along with fall showers which are something I’m experiencing in the real world lately. Naturally it was logical for me to take a song that I’ve loved for a long time to use as the soundtrack to this blog post. Breaking Benjamin is a band that has gone through some changes over the years but they’ve constantly been in my ear and playlists and I can say that I was a fan of them before they even became nationally recognized and saw them live before their days of headlining bigger venues.

Rain (which I am using the 2005 full band version here) is a song that can really grab you and has elements from an old nursery rhyme that I’m sure many of us had sung to us as children; it has a lot of emotion that I hoped I captured here in this entry.

The beanie/hair combination I am wearing comes from Modulus and is currently available at N21 as a part of their October/November round. The textures in the beanie are very high quality and I did not have to adjust anything for it to fit on my head which is always a plus. There have been several beanie/hair combos in Modulus’ past but I feel by far this is my favorite and was released at a time when I needed something to get my rugged look to the top.

This release only has the hair flowing to the right side and there isn’t a mirror but for this I don’t feel like it is necessary; it looks good as is. The knit texture options for the beanie itself are high quality as I previously mentioned and there are a few different types through the choices you get. Customization is a big part of what Modulus does and easily shows why they are a very popular brand among males on the grid (myself included).

Modulus Sam Hat and Hair features:

  • 100% alpha nex gen hair and mesh beanie
  • Beanie HUD includes 10 color options
  • 5 color HUD options + integrated tinting in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ N21 until 11/12/18

My eyes are just one of the several new eye releases from Go&See and while these are available at the Girl Power event, these are very much unisex and can be worn by anyone and they are very nicely put together. I find when I wear eyes from Go&See and can capture a nice close up shot that they make a statement for the composition of the photo.

I feel that the choice of tones are well rounded and easy to find a new favorite if deviating from the norm. The quality and work put into these is something I appreciate greatly as well. Anyone looking for something new in regards to eyes should consider giving the “Enchanted” eyes a shot because they will not disappoint.

Go&See Enchanted Eyes features:

  • 10 color styles to choose from
  • CATWA applier HUD
  • Mesh eyeballs also available
  • Exclusive to the Girl Power event until 10/30/18

For fans of Lapointe & Bastchild there is a new group gift for guys and gals (a t-shirt for him and a tied top for her). Each item has a HUD with both plain colors and graphic options which make it a great pickup for those looking for something new to wear. Keep in mind though that if you are not a part of the group already it is not a free gift. The owners have done this so that long time group members get a treat and to be fair to them but personally I feel that if group members continually get gifts like this the join cost of $350L is very much worth it and I personally look forward to future releases.

Being a group member also gives you the latest news on releases and also updates to your fave designs (either bug fixes in size fits or added options and new body sizes). I am personally glad I chose to join this group and look forward to the benefits that it will provide as I have been a fan of this brand for as long as I’ve been a resident in-world and they have been running strong for many years.

L&B Swear Group Gift T-Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Included HUD has 8 plain colors and 22 graphic options
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Available at L&B Swear location as a gift to group members (non-member join fee of $350L)

My final thoughts for this blog is that with this particular scene I did a few things differently as far as angles and also a secondary close-up which I hope shows as well as the thought that went into trying to capture the emotion of the soundtrack choice I’ve made. With the weather being gloomy and crisp lately I wanted to mirror that feeling even though I prefer to stick to warmer weather shots because it makes me a bit happier.

There’s less than a week to Halloween now so I’m looking to fit in a few more entries that reflect that spirit which is so much a part of me (even in a year round capacity). For those of you who do visit the site that also follow my Flickr feed, I want to say that I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve received lately that have energized me even more to create and make posts.

Please also take some time if you haven’t yet to visit I Am [SL] Amsterdam as it is one of my favorite locations to visit as well as photograph scenes. It’s a lovely place and for those of you bloggers and photographers there is a group you can join to be able to place down poses and props (just be considerate in cleaning up when you are finished!)

That is all for this installment and until our paths cross one more, onto the next conversation…


LOCATION: I AM [SL] Amsterdam

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Same Hat & Hair @ N21NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Enchantment Eyes @ Girl PowerNEW
FACE: Sessions – Ian Tone 02 @ DubaiNEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: L&B Swear – October GG T-Shirt ✦ NEW

POSE: WRONG – Group Gift ✦ On First Floor