[#441] Ride

Yeah, I think about the end just way too much
But it’s fun to fantasize
On my enemies who wouldn’t wish who I was
But it’s fun to fantasize

Ride♫ – Twenty One Pilots

My last post I feel was likely my greatest contribution to this site and anything coming after it might not quite measure up but there is the will to try and I’ve got another look for you. This one is actually inspired by the vocalist for the music group, Twenty One Pilots. I’ve just started getting into the band since about maybe a year and a half to two years (well before they broke up with “Heathens”). I first recall hearing their song “Heavy.Dirty.Soul” on the radio or somewhere and I thought it was unique but I didn’t pursue learning about them further until I started hearing “Stressed Out”.

I really enjoy the beat and took time to start really paying attention to the lyrics and they grabbed me. Some of the words to their songs can be a bit odd or silly but a good chunk of them hold a message and a meaning and that’s why today’s look and song choice is dedicated to the band and their music.

While I know it’s likely not the idea that is being conveyed, the scene I set up depicts someone falling to their likely end; which I feel is loosely part of the ideal in the song based on some of the lyrics. My interpretation is someone is thinking about their life and it flashing before them as they are falling which seem logical doesn’t it? If I were in that situation myself (being that I’m afraid of heights I’d not want to be in that predicament), I’d be thinking of all the people that would be left behind and how I’d rather my end be sacrificing myself to spare them.

The only new item I have in this look is the “Mikel” skin by Stray Dog. It’s available in appliers for both LeLutka and Catwa but I choose to go with LeLutka because I haven’t used it much since purchasing “Victor” and getting a skin for “Daniel” that I really like a lot. I’m trying my best to be fair to all the products I have but there’s always one that is going to suffer from negligence.

The “Blurryface” look may not be 100% accurate but given what was out there to work with I feel like I did pretty good at least meeting it halfway. The Urkin Body Smear was the closest I could find and it’s a cool group gift if you don’t already have it; the Clemmm brand has some really unique things at their store as well. I can be a bit strange at times so stores with unique items like that come in handy.

I think that the oil type smear on the neck and the red beanie are more of the trademark look of “Blurryface” that I wanted to capture and it looks like I managed to do okay with it; the photography session from setting up to finish was satisfactory which I’ll take as another small victory.

Above is a close-up of the “Mikel” skin and for the first time in a while I am pairing the LeLutka head with the Gianni body by [SIGNATURE], which happens to be another product I have been neglecting but that’s because I’ve really enjoyed what the Belleza body has to offer.

There are always pros and cons to every product you use and purchase on the grid and maybe someday I’ll go into them in better detail but I think as far as using Omega Appliers for tattoos and makeup, these to products use them best. I did try using the Urkin Body Smear with CATWA/Belleza but the seem on the neck just did not mesh right and I didn’t feel like trying to edit it out as it would be a false representation so I went with the safe bet and paired this head and body together and it worked great.

Once more it is time for me to wrap things up and get you to what is probably the best part (and if you are in a hurry the part you skip to right away anyway haha). Enjoy browsing the style credits and I hope that you find something at any one of the stores or the newest round of TMD where “Mikel” can be found. Maybe I’ll see you out there and don’t be afraid to talk to me and say hello, it would be nice to hear from any of my readers; thanks again for joining me on this adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

Photographs Taken @ Mopire City

HAIR/HAT: *Drot*/C.A.M.O. – Fisherman’s Beanie
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES: MESANGE – Novelist Eyes – Brennan (Not Available)
FACE: Stray Dog – Mikel – TONE 2 @ TMDNEW

As previously mentioned, this skin is available for both LeLutka and CATWA in four different tones (1-4) and has a HUD individually for brow or browless application (freckles are included in both). I really like that the skin doesn’t look super young and has some maturity and grit to it as if you might not want to cross paths with this person down a darkened alley. Another quality product from the Stray Dog brand in my estimation.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
PAINT: Clemmm – Urkin Body Smear v1.1 (Group Gift)

For those of you who like to role-play this applier would work great for anyone who is trying to put together a demon/demoness look; my scene didn’t call for it but you definitely need to see the entire design of this application, because you would definitely be impressed as I know I was.

SHIRT: ExalteD – T-Shirt Smoker White

This basic pocket tee has just a little extra with it, you’ll find that in the pocket are a few cigarettes for added effect. However, if you decide you do not want them in your pocket there is an included HUD that gives you the option to remove them or add them at your own desire. Even though I personally do not smoke it is a cool added feature to separate it from t-shirts that are similar in style.

Compatible With: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTS: M:NA – Meraki

This item was previously blogged but I would like to mention since then it’s been updated as I believe when I first purchased it there wasn’t a size for the Belleza body and now there is.


Le Poppycock: *Unleashed* B (Hard To Kill)


[#437] Stand By Me

When the night has come
And land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see

Stand By Me♫ – Bootstraps
(Originally Performed by Ben E. King)

Very rarely do I ever write about my reasons for a post or any background on them (usually they speak for themselves). Though for this I want to give a little bit more because finally being able to use this song choice as a theme of sorts is a long time in the making. When I did finally use it, I wanted to make sure that I was able to really do it justice and lately my work has started to help me become more confident than I have been previously.

Since I was a younger man, music has been a passion of mine. While I never could quite get the hang of being able to create it myself, it has helped me in so many ways that I could easily lose count. The song “Stand By Me” has been easily one of my favorite classic songs of all time and it found itself tied in with a novella turned into motion picture of the same name.

Beginning as a short story in a book of collected novellas, “The Body” by Stephen King transitioned itself into the 1986 film, “Stand By Me”. It featured young actors who would later become some of the more well known ones (some of which you still see today in various projects). Tragically, one of it’s stars, River Phoenix, became a fixture of the party scene and fell to addiction and anyone in their early to late 30’s will remember the news of him overdosing and dying in front of the Vyper Room night club in 1993.

The inspiration for this post came when my friend, Chucky Hollak (owner of Modulus) released the “River” hair for Hipster Men’s Event. I knew instantly that the style was reminiscent to the fallen actor (of which most of his films I’ve seen). It brought me back to “Stand By Me” which falls easily into my movie top 10. I guess you could consider it a tribute of sorts.

I’m also featuring items from MESANGE, Go&See (brand partners), as well as Deadwool and two brands that are new to me (Newphe and Millo Copperfield). As for the events covered within this blog entry, we’ve got Hipster Men’s Event, Limit8, and another fresh round of Men Only Monthly.

Lately I’ve been using a few new things I learned and have been applying them to my work. It’s given me a lot more confidence in creating when I’m doing both the shoot and also the small bit of post production on the photos (I don’t feel overdoing it gives a true view of the items I’m featuring). By doing this it has made me want to try and create and post as much as I possibly can. I want to be able to provide looks that might entice you to run out to a store or an event as everyone deserves to have great items in their closets.

While I would like to try to get at least one more look in before the ball drops at midnight on the 31st, this could very well be my last blog entry for 2017; if that is the case then I feel like I went out with a bang. It’s been a year of many different ups and downs (as I’m sure it has for many of you). I hope that you continue to come on this journey with me in 2018. Be well and be safe in the last few days of this year and to a refreshing new set of adventures for all of us.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – River Hair – Browns @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

As previously stated, this hair is inspired by late actor River Phoenix. It’s a nice longer mid-length hair that is combed more to the left side of the head.  There is a choice of 5 color packs (each with 5 colors inside) distributed via a HUD that has a color tint option to enhance your styling preferences. It also works well with the “Joel” hairbase which you can find at the Modulus flagship store.

HAIRBASEModulus – Joel – Browns 1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Ollie Eyes (9) @ M.O.MNEW

What is likely the last release for the MESANGE brand in 2017, the “Ollie” eyes offer 15 stunning eye colors from shades of blue to the golden orbs you see on me. Compatible with any Omega enabled eyes via the applier HUD, this product also includes regular mesh eyes and system eyes for those who do not use mesh eyes or prefer using system eyes (such as with a LAQ Bento head).

FACEStray Dog – Nate T2

This skin debuted at the November round of Shiny Shabby but I was still very heavily relying on my LeLutka head and Stray Dog’s “Cody” skin for most of my looks. Once the CATWA “Victor” head was released I tried and demo’d a bunch of skins but once “Nate” finally landed in their main store location and I tried it on there was no going back for me. I really like how it looks and I didn’t need to tweak the shape much if at all to get the look I desired for myself.

BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET[Deadwool] Genoa Jacket – Teal

I really wanted to use this jacket when it first was released at the District 20 event but I couldn’t really find anything I liked to combine it with. The jacket is great and has quite a few options to it even if you don’t purchase the FATPACK (which does come with an exclusive style). The jacket has an included HUD that allows you to change the shirt color (12 to choose from) as well as two different armbands (I have mine disabled for this look). Denim jackets are something I am fickle with because I don’t really wear them much and that’s a bit of my fault because I do enjoy them. I think those of you reading who have been on the fence about this product should give it a try. Once I put it on I was highly impressed.

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

JEANS⊱ Millo Copperfield – Basic Marine Jeans @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

With events like Man Cave and Hipster Men’s Event, I’ve found that some of the newer brands are included and it’s a good way for them to get discovered. That’s the case for me with Millo Copperfield. Before walking around HME I did not know of them but I cam across their jeans at the event and I liked how they looked and they had a fit for my body so why not? The hardest part was picking a color and I chose to go with the darkest shade of blue they had but it was down to that or the lime green ones (because I like to do different now and then). The jeans have two types included (regular and slim cuffs) so that you can pick your footwear accordingly.

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

SHOES{kokoia} – Leon Sneakers

I enjoy wearing snearkers, that is probably one of those things that you can easily pick out about my tastes when it comes to shoes. {kokoia} is a solid brand and I am not afraid to say I own a few different pairs of footwear from the brand. The customization they feature is really a good thing because I like to be able to breathe new life into a product I have blogged before and want to come back to down the road. I never want to consider items to be a one and done thing that’s just a waste of money then if you use it once and then it fades out of your mind. With 10 colors to choose from and 5 different areas you can apply the colors to it gives you a lot to work with and that adds value to me. These are worth looking into!

Compatible With: Adam, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

BIKEPopArt Store – Harley Bike (Decor)

I came across this item during a 1 Linden 1 Hour special at the store (thanks Dad!). The bike has two different versions included (one that is rideable and the other just for simple decor as I’ve used here). I felt that it helped set the scene as a prop along with the backdrop that I’ll be getting into in just a moment here. With each version you get a choice of Black, Classic, Green, Purple, and Red bikes to use at your leisure.

BACKDROP⊱ Newphe – Tennessee Backdrop Limited @ Limit8NEW

When I was trying to figure out what exactly this backdrop was supposed to be the only conclusion I could come to is that it was the outside of a motel where there is an office that you go to pay and get keys. I figured it would be a great front to put a bike at and stand by the bike which kind of makes it a play on words while using the song that is a part of the theme; I feel like this all worked out from conception to finish.

Authors note: This item was part of the Limited Editions at the event, there is a possibility that it may no longer be available for purchase.

Go&See * Gallant * Bento Animation Pack (3b) @ M.O.MNEW

When I first received this review pack I thought it was static poses but after I unpacked it and started playing around with it I realized it was animations (such as you would add to an AO). I really liked the fluidity of the animations but one of the things I don’t feel that I am very good at is capturing an image from an avatar that is moving but I did it as you can see! There are 5 animations included (two of which have alternate versions for a total of 7 altogether). These would easily fit into your AO for you to use in your everyday adventures.

[#436] I’ll Always Be Your Biggest Fan

Through the storms and through the rain
You always gave me shelter
And through my doubts and through the fame
You never let me stray
For everything I’m not you are
I need everything you are

Your Biggest Fan♫ – Boyce Avenue

With recovering from all the holiday stuff I thought I’d take it a little easy and share a little about the person behind the art. I consider myself a private person in nature and I don’t like to offer up much about what my non-blogging life is like but this particular blog post is not only special but also personal too.

On October 29th, 2017 I started a new journey. A new journey that was not one of solitude when I pledged my heart and soul to a woman who pulled me out of a really dark place and has continually shown me that even when it seems like the worst is backing you into a corner there are reasons worth fighting out of it. With that said, this blog entry is not just mine alone and I share it with my wife, Rosalie.

This is our moment.

With this being the last week of December and the new year looming, I chose to look at this entry as one of those “year in review” type deals because our wedding was something that I consider to be the event of my year and I’m sure that if you ask Rosalie, she’ll say the same thing. These photos were not shot on the same day but it was a fun reason for us to get back into the things we wore that part of what made it special.

This is the first entry in a while that does not feature any new items at least from me but I can still offer a little information on them; I am also including the credits for Rosalie’s look but since I did not wear them or own them I could not possibly say anything about these items. For any of you gals that are interested in any of the items, the taxi’s to the locations will be included so you can take a look for yourself.

For those visiting, I thank you for taking a stroll through what I consider to be one of the greatest days of my life (so far…as I am sure the two of us will have many more to come). It took a little bit of courage for me to really offer up anything from my personal life outside of the usual showing of clothing and art. It was a special time for us and having shared it with friends and family and now you, the readers, makes it even more so.

I know this was rather short but sweet but I think it is much better that way and I will be back again hopefully before 2018 with at least one more blog entry for you. Thank you for taking the time to read/view this journey of ours as it is one of the best conversations for me. Take care until we meet again.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRBurley – Gosling (Black 02)
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYESMESANGE – The Novelist Eyes (Brennan)

It’s very fortunate for me that most of the brands I’m partnered with it’s more than just a working partnership but that we are also friends as well. Some time ago, Jadis, who is the brand owner/creator of MESANGE created a version of The Novelist Eyes that were made just for me. Even though I was not the bride in this case and it wouldn’t apply, it would be my something blue. I have to thank Jadis for being in attendance that day it meant a lot that she was there. Even though these eyes are not available to you, MESANGE does have a great assortment of eyes to check out and I encourage you to do so.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET[Deadwool] Peak Suit (Royal) – Jacket – Blue Pin

When it comes to suits, [Deadwool] has the bar raised really high. This is why when I was choosing my wardrobe for the special day I wanted to wear one of theirs. This was not one that I already had in my closet for blogging or other purposes so it was instantly special to me. In the age of mesh bodies and such, this item that was originally made for regular avatars still fits great with a mesh body like Belleza’s “Jake” male body.

SHIRT[Deadwool] Peak Suit – Tux Add-On

In a way I suppose you could say that I was a mad scientist when I was putting this outfit together. This add-on is originally a part of the Peak Suit Tuxedo but it works perfectly with the Royal version of the suit seamlessly so I could be the most handsome I could be. For those who might never have thought about combining different pieces from the [Deadwool] suits, now you know you can!

PANTS[Deadwool] Peak Suit (Royal) – Trousers – Blue Pin

What can I say that I haven’t already said? All I can offer up is that I really loved the blue pinstripe version of this suit and it’s forever going to be one of my favorites as it is linked to a very important date in my life.

SHOESA&D Clothing – Shoes – Firenze

HAIRMagika – Meadow
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESBuzzeri – Zodiac Eyes
FACELAQ – Luna (1.5)
BODYMaitreya Lara v4.1

TOPJunebug – Olenna Top (Ivory)
SKIRTJunebug – Olenna Skirt (Ivory)
SHOESReign – Star Spangled Heels

HEADBANDCae – Entwined

Photo taken @ Netherwood

Purple Poses – Couple 730
NRage Studios – We Day Dream

[#434] My Real Life

And if you see me physically
It’s only nothing that you’ll see
Until I close my eyes
and you’re in my dreams with me

My Real Life♫ – City Sleeps

Fresh of my second and final turn as “Hipster Santa” (I can’t quit saying that for some reason) for at least 2017, I did the shoot for this blog entry around the same time and held onto it for a few so I had at least one more thing to post before the holidays in case I’m away for a small period of time. This was put together pretty quickly and is probably one of the more simpler photos.

A big shout out goes to my fellow blogger and friend, Anderian Sugarplum for allowing me to shoot in a build she put together for one of her works (as I’d liked it very much). There were plenty of photos taken and maybe some of those outtakes will end up on my Flickr at some point so for those of you who have been there or look at it now and again, keep your eyes peeled.

I kept the outfit for this as simple as possible as it fits the theme that I was going for. I also brought back some of the items I had on in my previous look for “Hipster Santa” (Sorry I can’t help myself) but am showing them off in different colors. I wanted to show you one of the colors for the David hair from Modulus using one of the colors from the Vibrants pack.

Also returning is the tank top from Boo’s Designs. I thought it worked well to pair with the pair of pj’s that I’m wearing which makes for a nice lounging combination outside of blogging or photography work.

MESANGE has also been kind to allow me to review the second of two releases from We Love RP. These eyes just simply pop and I wanted to make sure I did my best to frelect that as well in the closer photos that I took but I don’t even think that I could do them enough justice. You’ll just have to go take a look at them for yourselves and see what I’m talking about!

The pj’s I am wearing are from a brand that I’ve seen through various ads and messages. Until now, I have not been familiar with Daddy’s Choice Designs other than in name only but after following an ad for the Valentino pajama pants I was pleased with the fit and look of them and made a great choice for this overall look and feel.

Also as a side note there are no actual poses used in this blog entry as the bed itself had the pose used for the entire scene (as it was shot in several angles).

I‘m sure a lot of you are getting your last minute gifts together and I hope that at least one of my blog entries has helped you to make informed choices on items that you might want to get for those you care about or even maybe a little something for yourself because you deserve it too! I’m going to leave you with the rest of the pertinent info regarding this entry and again wish you all a happy holiday and will see you again very soon!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – David Hair – FATPACK @ Man CaveNEW

It doesn’t happen often with the amount of hair that comes my way but I wanted to show this hair with a different but of flavor, which came from the “Vibrants” pack in the form of the darker purple color. I did not use the included tint color part of the HUD to change it in any way so you’re getting as close to the actual color as you would right out of the box.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1


15 more eye colors await you with the second MESANGE release for We Love RP. These eyes are compatible with Omega compatible eyes as well as come with mesh eyeballs and system eyes for those who kick it old school.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake


PAJAMASDCD – Valentino Pajama Pants

With 10 different prints to choose from ranging from cocktails to donuts how could you say no to these? You’ll lounge around in style wearing these bad boys and can choose what you feel like wearing on any particular given day. For a brand that I was not very familiar with until I decided to give them a try, I find myself quite happy with my purchase.

Compatible With: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

BEDAitui – Messy Bedroom – Bed RARE

This item comes from a long ago round of The Arcade and as it states it is a RARE item complete with the pose you see in the photos. It’s a really cool bed for those of you who are into nerdy type decor; it will fit perfectly in your spaces in that regard.

[#433] Here Comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus Lane

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)♫ – Elvis Presley

Back by popular (or unpopular as it’s yet to be determined) demand is Hipster Santa, ready to deliver gifts to all the nerds and cool kids out there. With there being a second pose for men in the Naughty List series by Image Essentials, I had one more opportunity to totally nail the look for “bad” Santa and I think I totally got it. I decided to not to show more skin than I did the last time to kind of differentiate between the two looks.

With the Christmas holiday coming up this is likely my second and final holiday post of 2017. I usually only do a small handful as I have in the past I don’t want to saturate it too much as personally I’m not overly celebratory. For me personally it is a small doses type deal as I generally even try to avoid listening to holiday music up until the last week and a half if I can manage it but with many retail places in the world starting theirs right after Halloween it’s difficult to avoid. On the brighter side though I do have more reasons to be cheerful in 2017.

A big thanks to Image Essentials, Modulus and MESANGE (brand partners) for their contributions in making this blog entry what it is. As I was taking the photos, I had a feeling that it was going to turn out better than I initially expected because frankly I did not feel the last post I did as “Hipster Santa” turned out the way I wanted it to. I think it was due to the fact that I could have done a better job with decorating the scene for it as it lacked something but I couldn’t place my finger on it.

It also helps that this time I found a backdrop that was simplistic but didn’t feel as if it needed anything extra and it is something I picked up at the previous round of Cosmopolitan. On a side note I’m going to say that Paparazzi has been on a roll lately with their backdrops; I have been finding things that should be showing up in future blog entries so keep a watchful eye out on those.

This look has been a little fun to work with (can’t deny that) and I’ve gotten a few comments about it from colleagues and friends. That’s one of the things that this site is about is creating conversations and expanding on some of them (both the good and the bad). While this is not my last entry before the holidays I want to take the time while I’m in that mood to wish everyone a happy holiday and wish seasons greetings to all. Be sure to take a look at the credits and maybe take a quick stroll through some of the shopping events and stores for some last minute gift ideas for the fellas in your life (family, friends, significant others etc.)

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – David Hair – FATPACK @ Man CaveNEW

The Alpha Hair line from Modulus is taking the grid by storm and at Man Cave they’ve released another new hair called “David”. This is a much shorter side combed hair that works perfectly with the “Charlie” hairbase also from Modulus. As you can see from the photos above I have shown you both the left and right angles of the hair so that you can get an idea of what it might look like before you give it a test drive yourself. 5 different color packs with 5 colors in each pack as is normal with Modulus releases and the color HUDs also have a color tint option as well to give you even more customization; is also available in FATPACK form.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYESMESANGE – Astraea Eyes – WOH GiftNEW

When it comes to poses and of course eyes, it is easier to go with an “out of the box” mentality. If something is labeled for females that doesn’t mean it won’t necessarily work for the fellas as well. I’m wearing the Hunt gift from MESANGE that you can get the hint for right HERE. While you are there take a look at some of the brands other great eye options! This gift has a HUD that includes 5 different color choices for you to use. Why not try it out as it is a gift and you won’t be out of anything if they are not for you but I have a strong feeling they’ll be just the thing for your next photo shoot.

FACETableau Vivant – Kole Tone 3

This is not a new item but since it is something I have not blogged or have not blogged much I’ll just say a little bit about it. The HUD comes with several different brow color choices (along with a no brows option) as well as several different makeup choices (guyliner and warpaint respectively). An eyebrow shaper is also included in the package as well.

MOUSTACHEKauna – Bento Moustache English [v1.2]

BEARDKauna – Bento Beard Shape Beard Shape A [v1.2]

BODYBelleza – Jake


I’ve had this tank saved in my marketplace favorites for quite some time just waiting for the right opportunity to use it and now was the time. I have wanted a fairly well put together ribbed tank (I refuse to refer to it by it’s street slang name). I figure that in his downtime “Hipster Santa” would be wearing one while chilling in his workshop getting his sleigh ready for his big journey. The included HUD allows you to choose from 12 different color tanks so you could wear a different one each day of the week if you chose as well as two different wear choices (tucked and untucked).

Compatible With: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic (XS-XL), Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

PANTS⊱ [SM]art – Kringle Pants @ Man CaveNEW

Nothing is more Santa than these Kringle pants from [SM]art and you can get them at Man Cave right now. Inspired by the wardrobe of the man himself, you don’t just get the traditional red/white combination in fact you can do make your own out of 10 different colors with the included HUD. There is an option to color the various parts of the pants (there’s even a tucked candy cane in the waist that you can have on or off). These are pretty cool pants but unfortunately they only have a limited time run as to when you wear them without being really weird so run out and grab them before it’s too late!

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza and Signature male bodies.


BACKDROPPaparazzi – BACKDROP – Festive Fun – Green

As I had previously stated in the first part of this blog, Paparazzi has been releasing some really cool backdrops for photographers and bloggers. This was from the previous round of Cosmopolitan so if you are looking to make a last minute Christmas Card using this then head over to their main location and get cracking because there’s little time left before the holiday is right on your doorstep. The backdrop has really cool ornaments hanging and make it just the right touch to create an excellent image.

IE – Naughty List 5 (b) @ The Naughty ListNEW

For some reason I have my doubts that Santa (at least the Hipster version) is as pure as we all think he is and this just proves it. The guy looks like he has something to hide and rightfully so because he’s been NAUGHTY *gasp*. This great pose comes with the Santa Hat and bag full of presents that you see in the photos all well crafted to make your photos stand out. This item is available at The Naughty List event until the end of December so it’s worth making a trip to see if you can’t find some gifts of your own.

[#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


FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BODYBelleza – Jake


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.


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

[#431] Little Saint Nick

Just a little bobsled we call it old Saint Nick
But she’ll walk a toboggan with a four speed stick
She’s candy-apple red with a ski for a wheel
And when Santa hits the gas, man, just watch her peel

Little Saint Nick♫ – Beach Boys

Even though I feel like this is still way way too early to be doing these kind of posts. To plead my case is that I’m featuring a new pose that right now is available at “The Naughty List” event. So that at least gives me cause and some justification though I would normally wait a little bit longer to do Christmas themed posts as I tend not to do them well.

Consider this the beginning of These Conversations Kill’s seasons greetings. I have to admit that while this scene is a little racy compared to my usual offerings, I thought it would be a little fun and give this pose it’s due. Image Essentials has provided the Naughty List (4) pose as a part of my partnership with them and as I said above it is at “The Naughty List” event which runs from the 9th of December until the 31st so there’s plenty of time. Not only is there two poses for the fellas there are other poses in this series. Go check out the event and see if there’s something that might aid you in creating your 2017 Christmas Card!

The above shot I have to say gives me a bit of a chuckle. The way I took it seems to imply that “Hipster” Santa as I refer to the look as…is doing something more than just inspecting the Christmas tree. However, I assure you that there weren’t any shenanigan’s of any sort going on. At least it was fun to take a break from my more serious blog posts.

Also featuring in this post are one of the new releases from MESANGE that is available at We Love RP. I’m also wearing a hair that is a part of a new group from Taketomi and Burley brands respectively. I’ll give you a little more info about it down in the credits section. Many people are going to be excited about this I can assure you.

That’s about all I have to say for this portion of the entry so let me usher you to the credits for more information about the products and events that are featured in the look/scene.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ BURLEY – Xander – Fatpack @ Taketomi ClubNEW

I’m sure you are asking “What is Taketomi Club?” This is where I tell you! It is a new in-world group (joining fees apply but at the moment it is incredibly cheap) where both Taketomi and Burley release new items every two weeks for the price of 50L for a FATPACK. That’s right you can get an entire set of hair for almost nothing. However after the two weeks the price of the current hair release will go up to 450L (which is still quite affordable). This is a really great opportunity for hair enthusiasts to be able to get entire packs of hair.

The “Xander” hair that I’m wearing in this current look comes with a mirror HUD so that you can wear the hair on either side of your head and also all the color HUDs to suit your desires. It’s too good of a deal to pass up so I encourage you to take the taxi provided here and become a part of a something extraordinary.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYEBROWS⊱ [bellvi] Basic Brows #1 ♯ Marketplace


The latest round of We Love RP once again has a new eye release from MESANGE which is full of vibrant colors (15 in all) to choose from. The value of a whole pack of eyes as far as a photographer such as myself is always a good thing because it offers a different look multiple times. The package comes with mesh eyes with HUD as well as an Omega Applier HUD for eyes that are compatible with the system (CATWA, LeLutka, etc…)

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BEARD*Drot* Scruffy Beard

BODYBelleza – Jake


TREE<Heart Homes> “The Christmas Express” Tree ♯ NEW

Part of the centerpiece for this scene…because what is Christmas without a tree? This tree comes in several versions (Regular, FAMILY, and Adult for those who really want to be naughty) and is very detailed and would look great in just about any home setting. Taking the taxi to the store will give you the option to test all the versions of the tree to see which best fits your individual needs.

IE – Naughty List 4 (b) @ The Naughty ListNEW

The primary item that started the whole process of making this scene happen. The package comes with two versions of the pose (a simple static pose as well as a rezzable poseball version which is what I used). The best part about it that it includes the Santa Hat that I am wearing to accessorize and truly be the bringer of the jolly. I really got a kick out of this pose and look forward to working with the other male pose in the next little while.