[#477] Root Of All Evil

You point your finger and play the victim
So take your best shot
Release the pressure

CFO$ (feat. Incendiary, ♫Root Of All Evil

For those who know me pretty well could tell you that I’m a fan of professional wrestling, I have been for a very long time. There’s always one time of year that excites me more than any other and that’s when it’s time for WrestleMania. I’ve seen every single one of them (the first few I was a bit young but when I was old and had access to them, I watched them and have watched most of them multiple times). I could probably go on forever about it but that would probably bore the non fan to death and that’s not really what I’m here for.

However, with that said, this particular blog post is an homage to one of my current favorites that is a part of World Wrestling Entertainment’s third brand, NXT. I patterned my look and the scene after a man named Aleister Black. I’ve always been a fan of the characters that seem to have a bit more edge to them and embrace their inner darkness and he does it to near perfection (as nothing is perfect). With every video or interview I have seen, I’ve become more and more of a fan and I believe people should check things out for themselves and base their own opinions so if you are a fan of sports entertainment (I still prefer the word wrestling) and you are not familiar with this man…google or youtube are definitely the perfect source for more.


For the second blog entry in a row I kept things simple and focused on one shot from the scene and made sure that it came out the best that it could and what you see above is the choice that was the winner. I definitely shoot more than one angle but I always go with the best angle that just gives me that feeling that it is the right choice.

The backdrop in the scene is from Anxiety (who doesn’t love their backdrops?) I thought that this definitely fit the darker tone that I was looking for and just in case anyone has any questions in their head, I’m not devil worshipping or anything like that. I’m merely meditating in a quiet and ominous cavern to tame my restless mind and focus my energies.

My outfit is purely L&B both the suit jacket and the slacks are a part of what is now being sold as a set. When the suit jacket came out a month or so ago at FaMESHed, I already had the slacks from a previous purchase so I was able to just pick up the jacket on its own but for those of you who do not own either of them, it’s a deal as a package and I’d recommend it. Quite a few color options in the included HUDs (the one that is for the jacket gives you the option to chance not only the color of the jacket but also the shirt and tie).

Last but not least is the pose which is from my friends at Image Essentials. The “Stretch” is a set of five yoga inspired poses and when I saw the meditation pose I knew that was the final and very awesome cherry on top of this scene sundae. As far as setting the mood goes, this definitely hit the top of the scale and came out how I had seen it in my head.

There are plenty more new things for me to blog this week which is now about half over so I’m going to get back to that and wrap this entry up and get you to the good part (the credits). For those of you who might be new to the blog and want to follow or get a hold of me, the social media contacts are to the right in the side panel. I always enjoy hearing from people if they have a song they’d like me to use as a soundtrack to a post I’d be more than happy to look into it.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: –FABIA– <Tomas> Natural Tones
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Nivaro – Rugged ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: WOLVES /// BEARD V1 /// ✦ No Longer Available
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SUIT JACKET: L&B – Edge Business Suit Jacket
PANTS: L&B Swear – Slacks ✦ Previously Blogged

BACKDROP: Anxiety – Catacomb

POSE: Image Essentials – Stretch

[#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

[#458] Into The Fire

I’m a paranoid, sycophant
Masochistic dilettante…
Narcissistic elephant in the room
I’m the end of the world
Thinning the herd
The all around outta my mind, fucking absurd
I am gone
I am gone

Into The Fire♫ – Asking Alexandria

Coming up with inspirations for blog posts can take many shapes and forms. It could be an idea that you might have seen in a movie or perhaps a music video…it can even come from a song itself where the words have clung themselves to you like an octopus to a sea faring vessel. That is the case with this particular blog post, it is kind of two parts as to how I decided to put this together.

When I first heard the song “Into The Fire” I thought it was really one of those hard rocking, get your blood pumping tunes that you could certainly throw onto a playlist as you worked out, power walked, or even amped yourself up for playing a game with or against friends online. Any or all of those things would be plausible because this song can get into your adrenaline as it did mine.

I stumbled across the video that was done for it on YouTube and it was patterned a lot after Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics and movies that bare the same name. Very noir graphic novel type action mixed in with video of the band playing their instruments. As much as I like the noir feel of that part of the video I didn’t really want to go quite to that Frank Miller type place so I figured maybe I could put my spin on standing on a white pillar surrounded by other white pillars of different sizes with some of them burning.


I kept my look super simple and most of it were just things I had blogged before that I knew might work for the look combined with a few new things that I had not blogged before that were waiting to find their way onto the page so others could take a look at them.

New rounds of events are going to be starting in a few days so there are likely going to be things from the events that opened in the last half of February combined with these new events starting at the beginning of March. I have plenty of ideas kicking in my head that I want to transfer onto digital art and this blog and I am really hoping that I’ll be able to up my postings for the month of March. I’m getting really close to my anniversary of when this blog went from being a thought to becoming a reality.


The Shop Your Heart Out event may be over but one of the goodies I found there found it’s way into this look. As much as I wanted to get it put into a look before the event ended some things came at me this past week (along with the unfortunate grid attacks that made it tough to do anything other than stand stationary for a day or two). Those setbacks aside the above photo gives you a great up close look at the “Boy Next Door” hair from Exile that was at the event and will be at their store soon if it isn’t right this minute. I purchased the Naturals pack with the feeling that I wasn’t going to wear anything but basic colors with this hair (your normal black, blonde, brown, and if the mood really struck me red). I made sure that I wore the Exile hairbase which you can also purchase at the store (and you’ll have a taxi to take you there down in the credits).

The rest of my face, beard, skin, and body are all items I’ve been wearing for a while which I feel have become a part of me and have cemented more of my online identity as of late. From time to time I’ll have other skins and things to blog to inform you of but as for normal day to day living this is what I’m the most comfortable in and what I enjoy the most.


As I had mentioned earlier, I kept my outfit simple because I didn’t feel this post needed something sensational or over the top and honestly most people that are in bands these days don’t wear anything fancy usually either so I figured t-shirt and jeans and sneakers would be just fine for it.

{FE Style} has always been a brand I’ve liked for the longest time but sometimes they haven’t always released items for the body I’m wearing consistently at the time but when they do I usually jump on it because it always looks and fits right. The Basic v3 T-Shirt is one that I’ve worn before in a blog (I recall the “Weird But Nice” shirt that was a part of the Fatpack as one of them) and they are really nicely done. I’m wearing the Gray version for this blog and I hadn’t noticed before that there is a bit of a chevron pattern to it which makes it a little more cooler.

L&B Swear is another brand that I’ve stated is been a part of my wardrobe choices for quite a long time as well. I recently got an update of their Destruction Jeans (which added a fit for the Belleza body as well as a tucked in version for one of there newer boot releases). I went through the different denims (as I did purchase the Fatpack of this as well) and seeing as how I can’t remember which one I blogged last time (forgive me some time has elapsed) I hope I didn’t wear one I’ve already blogged. I usually try my best to stay on top of that kind of thing.

For footwear I picked some sneakers from a little known place called ROC (which is a play on the store owner’s name). These low top shoes have 25 colors to choose from in which you can recolor 5 different parts of the shoe. There is also 5 preloaded “classic” colors that are likely patterned after real shoe styles that have been out in the public at some point in time.

Lastly we have the pose set I chose and it’s a collab between WRONG & The Owl. They have been working together for several months now (probably even more than that honestly) and have come up with some really excellent poses together. With all the different pose stores I like and have been displaying in my work I won’t be able to say that I don’t have any poses I can use for a shoot. The poses that I used in this blog entry are from the #11 pose set (which I believe was originally a Men Only Monthly release to begin with). There are 4 different static bento poses for you to choose from to make you look absolutely awesome in whatever way you choose to photograph yourself.

That ought to about do it for this entry but be sure to come back soon when I’ll have more news and goods from the grid along another song/artist for you to take a listen to (that you either know or will like and learn more about).

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: FE STYLE – Basic v3 (GRAY) T-Shirt ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
SHOES: ROC – Running Shoes

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses 11

[#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

[#432] I’ll Leave When The Wind Blows

I’ll leave when the wind blows
Take a breath there your heart goes
I’ll be outside of your window
I’ll pass by but I’ll go slow
I’ll leave when the wind blows

The Wind Blows♫ – The All-American Rejects

How is everyone? Well is what I am hoping for as most of America is started to become a snow globe. There are some that wait all year for it and enjoy it but being that I am from a place that has some of the worst winter weather I don’t tend to be excited or look forward to it. Gives me some reasons to stay inside and enjoy a bit of retail therapy on the grid as I’ve just been doing lately. I have some really cool thoughts and ideas with the things I picked up as you’ll see in today’s entry.


When it comes to putting together a scene there are times when I have an idea already and look for things to bring it to life and then there are those times when I find something that inspires me and I work around that piece to build a scene or find a location that fits what my mind’s eye has put together. The latter is what happened with this particular photo session. The most recent round of Hipster Men’s Event opened just a few days ago and I came across “Joe’s Coffee Backdrop” by Quasi and it had my mind working and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.


Along with that backdrop, this entry is fueled by great new products by MODULUS and {COLD-ASH} who as brand partners were gracious enough to provide me the goods so that I could put together this work that you see. Also along for the ride is another one of my preferred brands, L&B Swear, who have been around for ages and began as one of the go to spots for gothic wear and tuxedos. Since then they’ve branched out to create all sorts of items such as the pants I am wearing.


As I’ve been hitting the grid, I’ve come across some new events (The Men’s Jail) and also visited ones that are already developed into a male juggernaut (such as TMD). It’s not easy for us fellas to find great places to shop but that’s why it’s up to the bloggers (such as myself and so many excellent others) to show the people where to go and what’s available. Not only does that help them with their wardrobe or photography (if they just like to take photos and not the rest of what we do), it also helps designer’s continue to do what they do and provide us with great looks and props to in turn create visuals.

That wraps up another entry but I’ll be back again soon with some more goodies from across the grid; keep in touch and stay tuned for the next visual adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Mitchell Hair – FATPACK @ The Men’s JailNEW

Modulus has released another new hair in their Alpha series at one of the newest events on the grid, The Men’s Jail. “Mitchell” is a side parted hair which you can wear with shaved hairbases so that it looks it’s best and how it was intended (I am using the “Charlie” hairbase which is also by Modulus). 5 color packs to choose from that come with 5 colors in each (as well as a built in color tint option), with the option to purchase them all as a FATPACK. This hair is very detailed and definitely one that I think will be popular with the ladies and the fellas. Check it out and all the other products available at The Men’s Jail.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Anjali Eyes – BEAUTY PACK @ We Love RPNEW

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMDNEW

It’s been a while since the last release from {Cold-Ash} but the brand has always been a good part of my wardrobe and this “Taylor” untucked button down shirt is no exception. The Classic Pack has 8 different color shirts and are available in an all in one HUD in the FATPACK. I like how casual this shirt is but still has the element of dressy as well and can be paired with either your favorite jeans or a pair of slacks (which you’ll see I have done).

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

PANTS⊱ L&B Swear Slacks @ FaMESHedNEW

Jeans are probably one of my favorite types of pants but when I see a really well put together pair or slacks, I don’t hesitate to snatch them up. The best part about these is that you don’t have to worry about having to buy just one pair, you get all the styles right away as this could be considered a FATPACK. 8 colors are there for you to choose from and there is also a belt add-on that you can also color. I chose not to wear the belt because it clashed with the shirt I have on but it is a nice added feature if you are wearing a tucked in shirt or a shorter length t-shirt.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink male bodies as well as a fit for Classic avatars.

SHOES[MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS

BACKDROP⊱ Quasi – Joe’s Coffee Backdrop @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

This well put together backdrop is already a sensation as I have seen it being used in the time it has taken me to put this blog entry together. It’s a very detailed and has a lot of potential for any photographer or blogger. Quasi has made it easy to have a scene inside of the shop (as there is an open spot to be able to position yourself inside) as well as one outside like I’ve chosen to do. Take a look at it as well as many other products at the latest fresh round of Hipster Men’s Event going on right now.

WRONG & The Owl – Male Poses #8 (4)
Bounce This Poses – Male Walk (3m) ♯ Marketplace

[#406] Something Just Like This

But she said “Where’d you wanna go?”
How much you wanna risk
I’m not looking for somebody with some super human gifts
Some superhero
Some fairy tale bliss
I just want something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss…

Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & ColdplayListen

Thought I’d have a little fun and felt really inspired by the pose that I am featuring in this entry so I decided to do a show a little nerd love and when I was churning my brain for a them it seemed the perfect one came to mind because of the different references through it of comic book characters that I’ve been a fan of since I was a youngster.

Last entry I was wearing the L&B Swear Low Tops and have enjoyed them so much I decided to put them into another look in a different color because they matched my outfit perfectly and being able to do that is a plus when it is sometimes hard finding the right footwear. Most importantly though I am featuring three items from my sponsors Image Essentials, {COLD-ASH} and MESANGE, the latter which are at The Men’s Department and We Love RP respectively.

Even though this is a male fashion blog as per usual I’ve also included the female credits for the adorable girl you see with me. I know that there are some gals that have viewed this site and maybe there are more than I know of but I try to be as consistent as possible. I’m going to leave you with those credits so I can get to working on the next adventure. Be well until our next encounter and stay stylish with a song in your soul.

HAIR⊱ Y-U: JASON “BLK” MENS @ TMDNEW

This hair is certainly unique which is what drew me to it. I think it reminds me of when you see someone get electrocuted in the cartoons and their hair goes every which way. That is what I would describe this hair as being. It’s really cool and unique as I already pointed out. There are several different color packs to choose from or you can get them all together in a FATPACK. It also comes with Classic Hairbases and Omega Hairbase appliers for the full look.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Byzantium Eyes @ We Love RPNEW

Another exclusive from my sponsor MESANGE that’s out right now at the We Love RP event. These eyes are sold separately and there is not a FATPACK available at this time but there are 15 different colors to pick from. Each pack comes with the mesh eyeballs and a HUD to change the size of the pupil as well as OMEGA compatible appliers for those of you who have eyes that can use that styem.

EYEBROWS⊱ [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows @ TMDNEW
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Elias T1 @ TMDNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT//Ascend// Eric Bow tie Shirt – Print 5

This item is not brand new but it is recent within the last month or so and was a bit part of helping me create that nerd chic look. There are tons of styles for this button up tucked in shirt. It also has a matching bow tie that you can wear. Fitting for this item include Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.

PANTS⊱ {COLD-ASH} DEAN Chinos (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMDNEW

The latest from my sponsor {COLD-ASH} which has bestowed upon me this review copy. These classic casual slacks are an absolute perfect match for the Ascend shirt. Casual but cool these pants have 8 different colors to choose from and it also includes a belt that can be color changed via HUD as well so you can match accordingly. For those of you with Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies, you’ll be able to give these stylish trousers a nice home in your closet.

SHOES⊱ L&B Swear Low Top Sneakers – Male @ FaMESHedNEW

GLASSES⊱ MehLz – Nerd Black Glasses ♯ No Longer Available

HAIRTRUTH – Delaney
HEADLAQ – Gaia
EYESAG. – Lucent Eyes
BODYMaitreya – Lara

SHIRTAlt By Truth – Paddington (Smoke)
SKIRTBlueberry – Tiffany Skirt
BOOTSReign – Scarlett Boots

GLASSESBalaclava – Mikael Glasses


IE – Goofy Nerds

This is such a fun pose and makes for a really lighthearted scene that I was able to put together. You can consider this pose two ways, it could be used as a couple pose but it also has the feel where you could find a really good friend to pair up with and snap some photos. All in all another fine quality work from my sponsors at Image Essentials.

[#405] My Love Is A Life Taker

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

Say It Ain’t So” – WeezerListen

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

It doesn’t always work that way.

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

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

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

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

HAIR⊱ BURLEY – Craig @ n21NEW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Taken @ Madpea City


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[#377] Just A Little Patience

I sit here on the stairs
‘Cause I’d rather be alone
If I can’t have you right now
I’ll wait, dear

Patience” – GunsN RosesListen

It seems that lately I haven’t been posting as much as I have been known to do but perhaps it is because I’m in a little bit of a creative slump that I am working through. It seems anyone who is worth their grain in salt knows that it’s not always easy to get things from their head into whatever medium they are working with. This could be said for me. I did manage to come up with a classic tune for the theme of this look, also sort of a play on words if you are able to make a connection through the photos.

There is a little bit of everything that went into the look for this photo session with some great events that are still going for a bit longer and also some new hunts for those of you who are interested in them, and to be honest they are really pretty fun.

I’ll start off with the skin I’m wearing. “Arthur” can be found at the Stray Dog main location as part of the Destination of Hope hunt which is in conjunction with the Relay for Life Charity. If you are unfamiliar with RFL, they are a charitable organization which centers around raising funds for cancer research. While Gac Akina, the owner of Stray Dog and other great creators are putting out their items for this hunt for only 10L, I encourage you to at least donate extra to RFL. It’s for a good cause and if my donation or yours can at least contribute to helping one person then what is there to lose? Getting back to “Arthur” it comes in the 02 Tone only and has separate HUDs for a skin with brows and one without. Each skin comes with a freckle applier as well for those of you who have them or want to have them.

A new round of TMD has started but as I was looking for items in my “closet” I came across the Mind Carlberg set which contains a shirt as well as underwear but considering I wanted to wear more than just that I chose to leave the undies behind. The colorway I chose for this set was the Pink/Cream set which comes with a HUD that you can choose either pink sleeves and a cream shirt base or vice versa. I like roses so it seemed like a logical choice for me.

Also from last months TMD (I just missed the cutoff by a few days…isn’t that always the case?) are the L&B Swear “Salvage Denim Jeans”. I am finding for the value of the fullpack you get so many more choices then buying one single denim color. As with many of the latest L&B Swear releases, these jean shorts come with an exclusive set of denims found only in the fatpack. I love how these look and they fit exactly how they should. Sizes included in the package are: Aesthetic, Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, and SLink Physique.

ULTRA is still going strong until the 15th of June and they are having their Anniversary round. There are many different goodies you can find there and I managed to come across the “Flash Pump Trainers” by [VALE KOER]. These are reminiscent of the pump style shoe that were popular during the 90’s but with a little more modern updated flair. This is another brand that I tend to always purchase full packs of because the customizations on them is out of this world. You could literally not wear the same combination style twice unless you wanted to. Included sizes in the package are: Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink (for the gals) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) as well as Unrigged for Standard sized avatars.

Pseudo is one of the backdrop creators that I have a love/hate relationship with. Don’t get me wrong, the quality is over the top which is what I love about them but the thing I hate about their gacha machines is that I never have an easy time getting complete sets so some of them are incomplete. Back in April they had a really great set that I finally am getting a chance to use one from. It’s called the “Back Exit Scene” which looks to take place at the back of a building where there is a door and a bit of Banksy type graffiti thrown in for that extra something. I combined that with a pose from the “And So On” Set A from Le Poppycock that you can find at the current round of Men Only Monthly.

I think I’ve just about covered everything involved in the process of completing this post. Down below are the full credits with taxis to take you to each location of the item. Keep in mind that you should always try Demo’s when available just so there is never any doubt left behind. I bid you good shopping and until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRBASENo. – Nuel (In Skin HUD)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESGo&See * Sunset * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ WOH
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ Destination of Hope Hunt
BEARDNivaro – Rugged ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRTMind Carlberg – B&T [C]
SHORTSL&B Swear – Salvage Denim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] FLASH PUMP TRAINERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

BACKDROPPseudo– Back Exit Scene


Stakey – Floorplan ♯ No Longer Available
Le Poppycock *And So On* A (Cool Off) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

[#371] But The Gun Still Rattles…

And I don’t want a never ending life
I just want to be alive while I’m here
And I don’t want to see another night
Lost inside a lonely life while I’m here

Spirits” –  The Strumbellas  ♫Listen

One of the things I enjoy is doing photo shoots on location. It is one of those things where the ambience of the chosen place can be the difference between a good photo and a great photo. Sometimes for whatever reason sims close and leave a giant whole in the blogger photo taking experience. When I heard the news that Ironwood Hills was closing (where I’ve taken quite a few photos in the past) I knew it would create a void for me personally. However, not too long after the announcement they had found a way to remain open but they were going to be doing some things around the land. Ironwood Hills is now back open to the public and has been for a while but this is my first time returning and I was quite happy to visit there and find a nice spot to snap at.

As you might have seen in previous blog entries, TMD is chock full of great items but for me I’ve managed to purchase quite a few skins from the event. For this look I’m wearing the “Sam” skin from Clef de Peau. It is for the Catwa Head family which right now only consists of Daniel but coming soon will be the Stanley BENTO mesh head on the 15th of this month at the ULTRA event. The package includes the applier as well as the eyebrow shape and two body shapes (one for Daniel and one for the new Stanley). Also if you are the owner of the Absfab body appliers for Gianni, you can go to the CdP main location and pick up an updated version with the “tight” body applier.

The facial hair I’m wearing comes from the [GA.EG] brand and can be found at their main store. “Razor Blade” is just as it’s described, it’s a chin strap style beard with sharp points on both sides of the jaw and one right in the middle of the chin with a small bit of upper lip hair. The version I have is compatible with omega applier enabled products.

As I may have mentioned previously, Reach has three different items for you at The Dark Style Fair 4. In addition to the two shapes for sale, they have a tattoo called “Steam Machine” which has various images for you to enhance your avatars epidermis. At first I thought by the name it would be more of a tattoo in the “steampunk” genre but with what I know of it, which I will admit is very little, I do not believe there is a correlation. The product includes two different applier HUDS: one for [SIGNATURE] Gianni and one simply for any Omega applier enabled bodies.

For my hair in this look I decided to get a little creative after I saw an ad for the Beausy standard group gift, which is the “Delilah” hair with a HUD for naturals tone. While yes this may be a hair that was created for females in mind, it can easily be worked to work for us fellas as well. There’s nothing lost heading to the store and just joining the group for free and picking it up. It’s a nice shoulder length hair that really could be almost though of as unisex.

Some time has passed since I did a “Marketplace pick” so let’s welcome that back for this post. When I was scouring for some bento poses which still are not as common as they should be, I stumbled upon the work of Reve Obscura. Not only are the poses in her store well done but they are quite affordable where you might want to look at what else is being offered and stock up! I am using the “Shots” pose which some might be familiar with and I’m not embarrassed to admit this is most commonly associated with professional wrestler Jeff Hardy.; in a way is who I styled my look after for this photo session.

Honorable mentions for this look are the returning “Destruction” jeans by L&B Swear as well as the “Ardor Eyes” by Avi-Glam.

Now that you know just about everything that went into this look you can take transportation to the stores and events featured here and while you are at it, go take a look at Ironwood Hills. It is a sight to behold and if you are someone who likes to role-play there are always people around that might be interested in participating. Thanks again for checking in and I’ll see you again. Until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRBeausy – Delilah ♯ Standard Group Gift
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Ardor Eyes *Updated*
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Sam (T2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BEARD[GA.EG] Beards – O-BE05 Razor Blade – Omega Applier
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOO⊱ Reach – Steam Machine Tattoo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4

JEANS⊱ L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
SHOESA&D – Innsbruck

Taken @ Ironwood Hills


!R.O!* 2 Shots BENTO Pose ♯ Marketplace

[#369] Confession

I light up the night and let it burn
Lean back and watch the sundown fade
Do what I do when life’s a little sidways
I take a sip and say a prayer
Wait for a shooting star and stare
Off at the headlights on the highway

Confession” –  Florida Georgia Line  ♫Listen


The weekend is almost coming to a close so I hope that you all have rested well or at least enjoyed it with whatever you did. Welcome back again, I really feel like this look/photo session turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Grabbing things from FaMESHed, the SIGNATURE Event, The Men’s Department and an up and upcoming event called The Mens Zone were integral for all this to come full circle.

Rarely ever it seems do I use a country western song as a theme but considering this is my second one in a row I can at least retain my sense of having eclectic music taste. I try to cover all the bases when I can and when the feeling is right and fits an idea I’m trying to go with. I have to say I believe the overall message of these blog post is about doing soul searching when you feel you might be a little lost down the roads of your life. Sometimes we question the roads we take and if the path we are going on is the right one. Our paths are not 100% laid out for us and it is up to us to do what we can within reason to make them reality.

The Men’s Department has a new skin release from the HERMONY brand which is solely for the CATWA brand of skins and compatible with the base skins that come directly with the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body. “Vaugnh is a very handsome gentleman yet is also rugged. There are several tones to choose from but keep in mind again this is only the face applier and that you have to have a Gianni body for it to look seamless. Inside the package you also get an added HUD with 6 different beard appliers that are tintable however you like. You can also choose between the regular applier or a browless version for those who prefer their own specific style of eyebrows.

To accompany this skin I am wearing the “Lorenz” Shape directly from Reach, which is up for sale at The Dark Style Fair 4. This shape was made with the “Vaughn” skin directly in mind and I really think the pairing is great. This is one of three releases you can find at the fair; I encourage you to check it out not only for this particular brand but for some of the other great items available there.

Jadis Ashland and the MESANGE brand are currently celebrating 1 year of being in the eye making business. Congratulations to you and I look forward to continue using your products. In this entry I have the “Theral Eyes” which are currently available at The Chapter Four. With 15 different iris tones to choose from there is something there for everyone and if you have trouble choosing? Well that’s why it’s economical to purchase the BEAUTY Pack and get them all. Included in the individual packages, you get the regular mesh eyeballs as well as a HUD for those with omega applier enabled eyes. With the BEAUTY Pack you get all of the eye colors in one easy to use HUD.

{Cold-Ash} is back with more items this month at various events and all of them are excellent. I have been honored with being able to review the “SAWYER” denim shirt that is their exclusive item at the SIGNATURE Event. This item is a rolled up denim shirt with an optional low neck shirt built in (which you can also remove via the included HUD). The denim textures that you can choose from in the aforementioned HUD are great and you get a really good choice of colors for the shirt as well if you decide to wear it. The sizes available for this item are for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard Fitmesh, and TMP body styles.

Fitting the theme of being a hard-working cowboy, I found the best pair of jeans for this situation. It took me forever and a day to get into the FaMESHed event but let me tell it you was well worth it for the “Destruction” jeans from L&B Swear. This pack of jeans has it all from two different sets of grunge and beat up denim styles (including the muddy version I am wearing) as well as a gift of regular denim in the HUD for the Fatpack. There is a great chance that I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this product in the time to come.

To complete this look from items that are new and part of events, I have the “Reno” leather cowboy hat that you can pick up at The Mens Zone event. I chose to go with brown leather because normally my go to would be black but I wasn’t really looking to go with a good cowboy or bad cowboy look. I just wanted a normal everyday sort of look and brown fit that perfectly. This was my first time going to The Mens Zone event and I’m not sure if it is just getting started but many of the booths were empty. I do hope though that they fill up or find a way to bring in designers because there truly are not a lot of good events for us guys other than TMD and Men Only Monthly. It’s fact not myth that we like to shop too, just getting that out there!

I encourage you to take a look down below for the full style credits and the taxis for each event, store, and or marketplace item. You won’t regret that you did, but you don’t have to take my word for it. That’s all for now but until next time as always, stay stylish fellas!


HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Theral Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Chapter Four
FACE⊱ HERMONY – Vaughn (Tone 3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Lorenz ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} SAWYER Denim Shirt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SIGNATURE Event
JEANS⊱ L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed
BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – BROWN

HAT⊱ CC – Reno Leather Cowboy Hat  {Brown} ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Mens Zone


WRONG – Poses For Car ♯ Marketplace
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