[#378] I’m Having The Time Of My Life

Better be ready when the sun goes down
when the sun goes down, when the sun goes down
Better be ready when the stars come out
when the stars come out, when the stars come out

Time Of My Life” – The AftersListen

So who is ready for summer? I can tell you this gentleman blogger is!!! With themed events and clothes that make this time of year one of the best and most creative to be a photographer and visual artist, it’s going to definitely be a very creative time here at These Conversations Kill. Before I get too long winded I’m going to get right into it and tell you what there is to know about what you see in the photos above.

Modulus has created another cool hair that they have for sale at the Tropical Summer ’17 event. “Caesar” is everything you might guess from the name. It’s inspired by the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar. This is a very stylish cut and definitely one that you’d want to have for the summer months because if you’re like me in the real world, hot weather and hair are just not very friendly. I paired it with the Stealthic hairbase that is still available right now at Men Only Monthly. So head over to Tropical Summer ’17 and take a look for yourself at the 5 different colors packs or if you like variety, grab them all!!!

For this post I am once again wearing the “Arthur” skin from Stray Dog but this time I have paired it with the “Cameron” shape from Reach that you can find at the new Souled Out tri-monthly event. It is kind of hard to describe shapes for me but all I can say is I know that it makes me look like a stud so we’ll just leave it at that.

Sometimes in fashion males tend to wear female inspired things and vice versa and I think when it comes to eyes on the virtual grid, I think they can be unisex for the most part and the with the “Goldmine Eyes” by MESANGE it is certainly no different. This set of 5 different gold flecked inspired iris tones are apart of the Women’s Only Hunt currently going on this month. Inside the pack you get the mesh eyes with a HUD for them and also one for those with Omega Applier enabled eyes. Hunts can be fun so head over to the newly remodeled MESANGE store for your prize!

When I first saw the WIP (Work In Progress) for the RIOT “Maui Swim Shorts” I knew that these were going to be a fave of mine. Being a part of the blogger group for the brand is certainly an honor and here is what I have to say about this product. While I haven’t tried any of the other sizes included in the package, I can tell you that the Gianni shorts fit perfectly on the body. That’s not even the best part of these swim shorts by a long shot. The fact that you can change the three stripes to give yourself remarkable combinations which would allow you to be able to wear these many times without really wearing the same style twice gives it a very good value. Being a blogger makes it hard to wear things more than once but in those free times between photo shoots, I like to wear some of my favorite items and these will definitely be high on my priority list for those days relaxing by the pool. I also have to mention that buying the full package will give you even more extensive customization as well.

Last month at TMD {Milk Motion} released a prefab of a pool that you might find at a gymnasium or maybe an olympic training facility. Knowing that the RIOT shorts were coming, I picked this up as ideas were forming in my head for a scene and I feel like I really did make it what I saw in my head. This build is very nicely done and along with the pose I chose for the main “action” shot it made for an excellent and fun to do scene.

I have to send out a big thank you to Kay Weston, the owner of Image Essentials, which is a sponsor of myself and These Conversations Kill. She provided me one of the older products I had seen that fit the idea I had perfectly. The Summertime Fun set is in its original form a pose prop but I managed to use the poses inside of it to give me the ability to do a cannonball into the pool, who doesn’t enjoy doing that (in a deep water setting as I wouldn’t advise doing it in shallow water). I also used for my secondary close up shot one of the poses from the “Kai” pose set as well.

Now that you know the important parts of what went into this latest entry I will leave you to the full style credits below along with the transportation necessary to go to the stores and events featured here within. I will catch you on the next one and as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ Modulus – Caesar Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Tropical Summer ’17
HAIRBASE⊱ Stealthic – Male Hairbase ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Goldmine Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ ♯ WOH
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ ♯ Destination of Hope Hunt
BEARDNivaro – Rugged ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Cameron ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Souled Out

SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Maui Swim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event

POOL(Milk Motion) La Piscine


IE – Summertime Fun (Jetty Bomb)
IE – Kai (1)

[#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

[#376] Burn, Burn, Burn

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

Fire” –  Barns Courtney  ♫Listen


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Photo Taken @ The Mill


.::Nanika::.  Poses With Guitar (03)

And I Will Try To Fix You [#91]

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“Lights will guide you home
and ignite your bones”

{The Look}

Brennan

SKIN: -NIVARO – Sven Skin – Cream Tone {SLink Appliers Available}
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Wraith
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2 – Relax
HAIRBASE: ::Exile: – Hairbase3: Noir {Group Gift}

SHIRT: G I O M E N – Sand Shirt
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} NEVADA Jeans – Slim Fit – DIRTY STYLE
BOOTS: [NikotiN] SplitRock (Classic) {Gacha Item}

HARD HAT: [K-Ace] Construction Hat v1.2 {Marketplace}

POSE: Vestige – Construction Props Gacha (Couple 1 RARE) {Coming Soon}

Ashlene

BODY: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
SKIN: -Glam Affair – Alice Jamaica – ShinyShabby 01 {@Shiny Shabby/Event Over}
HANDS: SLink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Elegant
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Poltergeist
HAIR: TRUTH HAIR Lottie –  Variety
LASHES: *Mon Cheri* “Falsies”

OVERALLS: (fd) Overalls – Light Denim
TOP: Theory – Crop Top Batman {No Longer Available}
BOOTS: [Gos] GTFO Boots in Black

{The Influence}

Fix You” – Coldplay {Listen/View}

Fool Me, Fool Me [#90]

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“Love me, love me
Say that you love me”

Tomorrow begins the first round of the “Create Your Own Tarot” event. This event’s theme is the fool card, there are some excellent designers and products participating in this inaugural cycle. So go check it out if you’re into unique and interesting items that will be sure to delight and add flair to your wardrobe and accessory inventory. Create Your Own Tarot: The Fool runs from March 15th through the 31st.

{The Look}

SKIN: -NIVARO – Sven Skin – Cream Tone {SLink Appliers Available}
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Wraith
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2 – Relax
HAIRBASE: ::Exile: – Hairbase3: Noir {Group Gift}

SHIRT: MESHCENTER – Hollywood Limited Edition Lucifer White 6.0 {Marketplace}
PANTS: *HH* Men’s Mesh Andover Leggings Ebony {Marketplace}
SHOES: ::LW:: – Fool shoes (Black) *NEW* {Create Your Own Tarot: The Fool}

COLLAR: ::LW:: Fool Collar (All Black) *NEW* {Create Your Own Tarot: The Fool}
HAT: -ATTIC- The Fool Headpiece Black {Old Gacha/No Longer Available}

POSE: grafica ~ the fool (2) *NEW* {Create Your Own Tarot: The Fool}

{The Influence}

Lovefool” – The Cardigans {Listen/View}

It’s All In My Mind… [#89]

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“The spaceman says,
“Everybody look down
It’s all in your mind”

{The Look}

SKIN: -NIVARO – Sven Skin – Cream Tone {SLink Appliers Available}
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Wraith
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2 – Relax *UPDATED*
HAIRBASE: ::Exile: – Hairbase3: Noir {Group Gift}

SHIRT: SiXH – I Want to Believe {Marketplace}
JEANS: Perimeter – Hipster Jeans – Stonegray *NEW* {@5th Ave.}
SHOES: HOC Industries – Bolts II

TIN FOIL HAT: TBF – Tin Foil Hat

POSE: Strange and Beautiful – Females Running Scared Pose {Marketplace}

{The Influence}

Spaceman” – The Killers {Listen/View}

There’s A Hole In My Soul [#88]

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“I can’t fill it…I can’t fill it
There’s a hole in my soul
Can you fill it? Can you fill it?”

{The Look}

SKIN: -NIVARO – Sven Skin – Cream Tone {SLink Appliers Available}
EYES: IKON Charm Eyes – Wraith
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2 – Relax *UPDATED*
HAIR/BEARD: [INK] Hair___ENHANCE ::Black/Coal *NEW* {@TMD}

SHIRT: [CN] – Vin Shirt *NEW* {@CSR}
JEANS: [ dynasty ] – Denver Denim – Light Blue *NEW* {@Mens Only Monthly}
SHOES: [BLK2.0] NO RUSH – #Grey & Blue *NEW* {@TMD}

WATCH: NOMAD // REVOLUTION // Silver *NEW* {@Mens Only Monthly}

POSE: HISpose – EmoLeans Phatpac (01) {Marketplace}

{The Influence}

Flaws” – Bastille {Listen/View}