[#456] Baby, I’m Perfect For You

But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I’m perfect

Perfect♫ – One Direction

Valentine’s Day has come and gone (as of this writing it’s been a week) but unfortunately I was not able to spend it with the one I love for circumstances which were not able to be controlled. So despite it being late, I wanted to do a photo shoot with her that not only I could use for this blog but to also collect for our memory scrapbook (a work in progress).

One of the best things is when we’re able to do these it takes really no effort at all and the creativity just seems to flow like a gentle stream. I have had the idea for this particular scene in my head (along with the chosen soundtrack) for a long time but not every piece of the puzzle was readily available until recently. I found two great backdrop/skyboxes and two different sets of poses that really set up a photo shoot that turned out great.

Sometimes songs tend to be catchy regardless of if they are in your favorite genres and this was definitely the case for the soundtrack to this blog post. One of the things that caught my attention was the part about hotel rooms. I thought it would be really interesting to have us running through a hallway of a hotel to get to a room where more than likely all sorts of no good would take place.

My vision became more of a reality when Paparrazi released their “Hotel Hallway” backdrop and I already had the Ana Poses “Let’s Just Escape” pose ready for whenever I could find the right hotel setting. I based my look also upon what a celebrity might look who is courting a young lady but also trying to get away from the limelight. Makes sense doesn’t it?


The hairstyle that I am wearing is a Valentine’s gift at the Shop Your Heart Out event put on by Linden Labs. This hair is a medium to long length and you get the entire FATPACK just for browsing around the event. There are 10 different color HUD packs in the product and I went with the Mix 2 HUD. The Shop Your Heart Out event is currently running until the 26th of February so there is still time to grab this up and a lot of the other great gifts from various stores.

FaMESHed was the destination where I picked up this really cool outfit from [Gild]. It is one whole outfit so you don’t have to worry about putting on separate clothes and comes in 3 other colors (Black, Blue, and Yellow). I like how they paired the suit jacket, shirt and tie with the jeans that has the pocket chain with it (which instantly caught my eye). The outfit is fitmesh and should fit just about all the current male mesh bodies with the right alpha cuts selected. There are more an more products from the [Gild] brand that have been getting my attention so I think I’ll have to continue keeping my out out for their releases.


For the second part of the blog which I would call the after (the hallway was the before of the story) what you see is the inside of the Hotel room which is from the “Room 214 Skybox+Backdrop” from Sayo. It’s really a well put together build and at some point I would like to shoot more parts of it but since I did not really need it for the image I had in my head I get to do it another time. Both the Paparazzi backdrop and this Skybox worked as a whole in a tremendous way; and if you haven’t been to Uber yet now is the time so you can take an up close look at this build for yourself before it closes on the 23rd of February.

Image Essentials created several different poses called “Sweet Nothings” with each one being released at a different destination. This is the third pose in the series which was given a main store release. I had a hard time deciding between pose 2 and pose 3 but I thought that three had the best angle coverage for what I wanted to do and would work best for me. It’s bento enabled so for those of you with bento bodies you’ll be able to benefit but for those of you without one (and at this time there are very few who do not) it will not work for you.


I wanted to give a little bit better look at the pocket chain on the pants of the [Gild] outfit with a close-up shot and also an up close look at the other side of the “Adam” hair by Exile. Honorable mention goes to {kokoia} for their “Gangsta” shoes which I’ve previously blogged in earlier blog posts or I would have given them an even better look as well. All of the things I pooled together made for a the process of posting this really effortless and a lot of fun.

Now I think it’s time to wrap this up for this one because I’ve got more projects to work on and perhaps some mischief to get into with the better half. See you around for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Adam ✦ NEW @ Shop Your Heart Out𝔙𝔞𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔰 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

OUTFIT: [Gild] Double-Breast JK-Pants Set – Red ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed
SHOES: {kokoia} – Gangsta ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Hotel Hallway – BLUEGREY
SKYBOX: SAYO – Room 214 Skybox + Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Uber

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[#454] Drink Deep In The Morning

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

American Noise♫ – Skillet

The one thing I knew after having such a huge and thought provoking post last time out, I felt like I really needed to come up with something strong to follow up with. I had my hair style and clothing but the one thing I needed was a setting. I looked through some of my resources and came across a sim I know I have never done any pics at so that was my destination…or so I hoped.

The Whole Wheat sim is a cornucopia of different settings all wrapped up into one and just randomly picking a door to go through I found a nice little place to set up shop. I really started getting a vibe with all the abandoned junk and debris which had things such as a cassette player and a record player that had been discarded and left abandoned. It was then that I finalized my look and knew that the pose set I wanted to use would work just right with the setting.


Recently I came across an ad that Chat Noir poses was looking for bloggers and before that I had been to their store to see if they had anything knew in male poses that I did not own. I came across pose set “1760” which was for guitar poses. I’m not going to turn down a guitar pose set even if I have other ones at my disposal as this is something new and not like others I have (a plus being it is bento enabled).

While there is no guarantee that I’ll get selected as a blogger I certainly hope that they see what I can do with their poses as I am a fan and enjoy the work they do.

With that said all the boxes for what I needed for this shoot were checked and I happily took quite a few shots from different angles and tested out different lighting but I feel the one I ended up with along with some minor magic with the help of the Nik Collection, I was able to capture a good photo.


When it comes to events I don’t always walk out with a purchase (even when I’ve looked at the shopping guide before hand). Most of the ones I go to outside of the usual all male variety can be hit and miss as far as male objects. Colabor88 is one of those events where every now and then something will catch my eye (usually footwear from some of my favorite designers as is the case for this post).

Vale Koer released a new pair of boots called the “RAINYDAY” boots and if anything was worth fighting the madness of trying to get in on the first day…these would be a good reason. When something in the virtual world reminds me of an item I own or have owned in the past and no longer have comes along I don’t hesitate. For a long time I had a pair of boots like this and wore them for many years, they got me through some of the last few years of High School and ended up being something I wore to work until they were finally done in for good. While I probably will most often wear the regular version of these or all black, it’s nice to know that I have other options in the FATPACK to entertain myself with on a whim.


Besides the Vale Koer boots, the rest of my outfit is completely from my brand partner, {COLD-ASH}, which I am wearing one new product and one previous product that has been updated to fit the Belleza body. The jeans work fantastic with the boots which I don’t think I could have planned any better than I did but my focus is more on the button down shirt which I guess you could say is also a previous product but it is different because it’s got a new coat of paint so to speak.

The Taylor shirt which I proudly wore in one of my favorite posts, #440 (Whenever The Rain) has gotten a makeover and now along with the Classic Pack which you can get at their store, they have released a version with dotted, plaid, and check patterns for those of you who are into that style. I can admit the moment I saw it and put it on along with the HUD that’s included I was super excited. It was really hard to decide what pattern to go with until I chose the one you see in the photos.

In the above pic I’m also showing a second pose from the Chat Noir 1760 set. The ad shows an electric guitar but I felt considering the type of background I was working with an acoustic would suit my photos a lot better and seems to be the right decision.


Leaving the best (or what I consider to be) for last when it comes to brands is sometimes the right thing to do. This post features a new hair from the M-Cuts line of the Modulus brand which I’ve been honored with being able to use in my work. This hair is the second to be released at The Men’s Department along with “Carl” at the monthly event. They are quite the opposite of one another in the fact that with “Carl” the hair is swept to the left side of the head and with “Stefan” it is shorter in length and swept to the right side.

I did my best to provide the angles to show the hair off from front to back and also to note that it will work great with a very short hairbase style which you can find at the Modulus store.

When it comes to an overall feeling after you taken the photos and pulled them into whatever editor that is used to touch things up, I felt very confident that this is probably my second favorite blog post of 2018. Sure there are still ten more months left in the year (I know, I know I’m not trying to rush anything I promise) but if I am already at a place where I think I’m doing well then as time continues on there’s not telling what great visual stories will unfold on this site. You can now scroll down to the styling credits (if you haven’t already) and I’ll see you again on the horizon.

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ Whole Wheat


 

HAIR: Modulus – Stefan Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (Dotted/Plaid/Check Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

The original Taylor shirt was a hit for me as I enjoyed the posts that I created while wearing it and as much as I love solid colors, I really enjoy prints and patterns that much more which is why having the plaid and check patterns for this shirt are super awesome. While I may not be crazy about dots I really like how these were done so there definitely a possibility that you’ll see me wearing one of them in a photo (if not on my blog then possibly just a random flickr photo).

JEANS: {COLD-ASH} RILEY BOOT-STYLE JEANS FATPACK ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

BOOTS: [VALE KOER] RAINYDAY BOOTS FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Collabor88

A great well constructed boot set with tons of different options (coming from the FATPACK). You can put together just about any color combination you’d like by just clicking a spot on the HUD and selecting your desired color choice. One thing I can say for certain is when it gets to be the time of year where designers are making shorts more, I’ll be wearing this quite a bit in combination as most pants would make it difficult to wear these without having to do some adjusting.

TA – Code Guitar

I’ve had this for quite a long time and it’s actually mostly for decoration as it is an acoustic guitar with a stand. They do give you one to wear and use (which I made a copy of to be able to make it work with the poses). After all this time it still looks great and stands up well as far as early mesh objects go and was glad that I could use it in this photo shoot.

CN* pose 1760

Anything to do with music is something I’m going to normally purchase if the timing is right and these guitar poses from Chat Noir are very well done. There are 6 different poses with (mirror/alternate sides) that are a combination of sitting and standing poses. I have to note that a guitar prop is not included with the pose and I had to use my own but pretty much any guitar you might have in your inventory can work with the right adjustments (make a copy of it first just in case!!!).

{#440} Whenever The Rain…

Whenever the rain is pouring on me
You’ll be shining in my memory
Wherever I go, you’re always with me
You’ll be shining in my galaxy

Galaxy♫ – Like A Storm

This post is definitely not as edgy as the last one but it is of a very serious nature. A lot of people around me have suffered personal losses and I myself have suffered some that have impacted me over the years which is why I am dedicating this particular blog entry to anyone out there who has or is currently dealing with a loss. It doesn’t have to be blood, it can be a close friend or even a furry member of the family. It all counts one way or another because it’s in our hearts and in our memories.


The idea for this shoot was meant to be simple and it didn’t have to contain items from new events or anything like that…I just wanted it to be me and whatever location spoke to me. Going through my thoughts about different places I’ve been, I looked to see if any of the Trace sims were still kicking around and found that the Fall Trace was still intact. I traveled there and roamed around for a bit when I found my spot and I feel that with the shots I’ve taken and some of the after magic thrown in, I really captured something emotional and fitting of the topic of the conversation.


Only two things in my look are new, the skin is a new and much overdo release from LV Designs (Thank you Lee!!!) and the hair is from my good brother Chucky Hollak of the Modulus brand. Putting them together with the rest of the look just gelled very well and I felt really good about the look and the location of this shoot. The turnout of the entire process is something that I’m in a bit of wonderment about. Things just click sometimes and I think because I wanted this to make even a small amount of impact. When you truly feel it deep in your bones that’s when some of your best work shines through.


You might have noticed that in the photos I’ve changed the wordmark, which is something I opted to do with the new year and also with some of the newer things I’ve been learning I wanted to refresh things up a bit. I’ve also done so with the headers of each of the different item categories in the style credits area. If I get enough of an inclination I may even freshen up the main site header (it’s been a thought I’ve entertained over the course of the last few days).

Time for me to wrap up this up and get you to the credits so that you can see how long it takes for your wallet to empty (just kidding!). I hope you find something you like in this blog entry and I’ll be back again soon with another look for you; it’s been my pleasure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Jake Hair – BROWNS @ District20NEW

This short, messy hairstyle is one that you can use with a variety of different hairbase types and still look good. As with other hairs in the Modulus Alpha line it is available in 5 different colors packs with 5 colors in each pack or all together in one very affordable FATPACK. Lately I’ve been kinda of switching back and forth between all different styles of hair but for those of you out there who are not bloggers and are a fan of the short skater/surfer messy look this is definitely a hair that fit the bill.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ⚜ NEW

It’s been some time since a new skin has been released by LV Designs and I was luckily enough the first person to get my hands on it (and also was fortunate enough to even have it named after me…which is a very huge honor). This skin was created for the CATWA “Daniel” head (which is what it looks best on as I did try it on Victor). This is just the facial applier only but it is compatible with Stray Dog body applier (Tone 4). I’m used to wearing a lot lighter tones but being that this face looks very striking I may have to give this a good run for a while.

BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged
BODY: Belleza – Jake

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (CLASSIC PACK)
PANTS: ::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Medium
SHOES: FLI. – Black Canvas (Not Shown)
BRACELET: {Q-Essentials} Blackridge Bracelet @ The Men’s Jail ⚜ NEW (Coming 01/08)

Ana Poses – Ljubljana @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

While I’m not super familiar with Ana Poses, I do know they make really good ones that I’ve seen at events all over the grid. While I was at Shiny Shabby looking into another pose I found these male poses that I knew could be useful. There are 5 different poses (two of them being a kneel an a sitting pose). They are bento capable for those of you that do not have a body that is not bento compliant these poses will not likely be useful to you in the way they are intended.

[#439] No Reason

The actions misleading
The words have no meaning
and leave it further still

No Reason♫ – Dry Kill Logic

It’s 2018…just a few days in and here’s the first transmission from yours truly for These Conversations Kill. I feel like I started out on an edgier note with this first entry but I feel like as the world continues to change in whatever way, sometimes doing different things is a necessity. This post came about when I came across one of the main pieces of the scene, the Choices backdrop by FOXCITY. It poses a great question that many of us are probably stuck in the middle of every day.


Build or Destroy… I think that is likely a central theme in 2018 and likely beyond. Personally I believe the world has been destroyed little by little every day without any consequence or regard. I’m not stating it to try and be political because it’s not only politicians who are part of this, it is every single person and likely even myself included. In my mind this year is one I want to improve upon…to build. To help build myself towards something better and help build those up around me and to strengthen the chain.


For the last several entries I’ve been employing some newer skills that I learned in my creative process and I feel like it is helping me with the little bit of a block that I had for several months. Maybe with these new things it will help me create even better photos that not only tell a story like I’ve done since day one but also help those who design the items I am featuring prosper better as well.

Trying to stay on track here, I want to encourage all you fellas that are fans of Clef de Peau to go to their store and pick up the great gifts that have been left for members of the in-world group. If you like what you see and are NOT a member, it’s easy all you have to do is sign up when you reach the store (the taxi will be in the credits below).  I’m not sure which item out of the three I’m excited about the most. The baggy pants are really great and the shirt with the skulls on it is really cool as well. There is another shirt included in the gifts that has a design on it as well but the skulls spoke to me more even though I did like the other design as well.


A new (and the second) round of The Men’s Jail is coming up soon and I am proud to say that the feature is the “Blackbridge Bracelet” by {Q-Essentials}. What some of you might not realize is that the principal owner and creator of the brand is also my father. Seeing his work in an event like The Men’s Jail puts a smile on my face as I know how hard he works to try and build his brand much like I do trying to build upon each entry of These Conversations Kill. This is why I had to feature the bracelet and not because it is from my father’s store, it’s because I think it’s awesome and think you’ll enjoy it too once the event opens and you have the opportunity to take a look/get your hands on it.

Well everyone I feel like it is time for me to wrap this up; I hope everyone had a safe and prosperous entry into the new year. I look forward to seeing what the next chapter will bring and the adventures to come.

I hope you will join me for them.

Onto the next conversation….Sincerely,

Brennan Q. Reinerman

HAIR: No.Match – No Bling

This hair was originally purchased during a round of Cosmopolitan and I had ideas for it to be used in but they never materialized. Once I started putting together this kind of post-apoc look it reminded me that I had that hair and that it might fight the look I was going for. I purchased the variety pack so it has the basic colors in it that you would normally associate most people having for hair color.

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACE: Stray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged
BODY:: Belleza – Jake

SHIRT: Clef de Peau – Long Tee Skull Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

What drew me to this shirt instantly is the skull design as it is kinda my thing. The shirt is rather long compared to a regular t-shirt and I’m probably incorrect but it seems like the type you would find a raver wearing (don’t shoot me if I’m wrong). I like the shorter than normal sleeves as well as it allows more of the bicep to show and allow anyone who has well toned arms to show off what they’ve got.

PANTS: Clef de Peau – Jogger Pants Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

Super baggy jogger pants…what can I say about them? They remind me a lot of a style of pant called “bushido” pants and I actually own a pair of them in the real world. I practically live in them during the warmer months because they aren’t quite like pants but they aren’t exactly shorts either. It’s a perfect blend and they flow really well when you walk (unless it would be really close to a machine then you might want to be pretty careful not to get caught up in it).

SHOES: ..::ILLI::.. Myles Formal Shoes

BRACELET: {Q-Essentials} Blackridge Bracelet @ The Men’s Jail ⚜ NEW

While I could probably throw this into the actual accessories section, it is a wearable so I’m going to leave it where it is in the apparel area. As you might have read above, my father is the Q behind {Q-Essentials}. I was granted an advanced copy of both versions to help test them out and during the process I really noticed how cool these were. Bracelets and rings are something I like to wear and in-world it is a lot easier than wearing necklaces as they are so darn hard to get to look right on a permanent basis sometimes. This item is at The Men’s Jail but the round is not quite open so I’m not going to leave a taxi right now but I’ll come back and edit this once the event opens (hopefully I remember!).

BACKDROP: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Choices (Group Gift)

This backdrop I’ve seen in various different works by other fashion bloggers and I wanted to try my hand at putting something together with it. I feel like the “Build or Destroy” concept is a really good one as I alluded to before (unless you skipped right down to the credits which is okay too). Probably one of the more recent backdrops of this scale happens to be quite a favorite. I’m not sure if I’ll find a use for it again but maybe I will find a way to revisit it in the future.

RK Poses – Jacob (6, 4)

Some time has passed since RK Poses returned from a bit of a hiatus to start creating poses again and me picking any of them up. This set seemed to call to me when I was browsing around so I thought it would be good to use and I’ve used two of the six poses in the set during this photo shoot so I feel I’ve gotten my monies worth. Definitely will find a way to incorporate these poses into future sessions.

[#438] Winter Wonderland

In the meadow, we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other kids knock him down

Winter Wonderland♫ – Harry Connick Jr.

It looks like I am going to get in at least one more post in 2017 (just a few hours now until the clock strikes midnight where I’m at). I thought I’d go out with something light and refreshing. A fun little shoot that I did with fellow blogger and sister-in-law, Lucie Bluebird-Lexington (of the Bluebird’s Song blog which you should totally check out) and my wife also joined in on the shoot. So thank you to both of you ladies for helping me round out another exciting year of blogging.


I‘m featuring the pose you see the girls on which is by Image Essentials (a TCK brand partner). As you can see the two ladies are having fun coming down from a snow hill but they seem to be heading a bit auspiciously towards me and the snowman I built. I don’t see anything good coming from that but maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll manage to steer away from me at the last minute!


I wanted to give you guys a better view of the “Snow Day” pose and prop from Image Essentials. While I could have gotten on the saucer (or sled) or whatever you wish to call it, it is built more for females so I figured I’d let them have the fun on this one, as I’ve got just about the entire year to photograph myself. I’m still in the main shot and a few of the alternate takes so it comes full circle in a way.


I had not planned my outfit to be the same brand but when I saw the Parka from Lenox at The Men’s Department, I decided to venture to their store and found the pants and boots which felt perfect for my cold weather outdoors weather look. I really liked these products so much that I did purchase the FATPACKS for all of them so that I could wear this combination in other color options when the mood strikes me.


I wanted to keep this short and sweet because I know most people won’t probably be seeing this until tomorrow or maybe sometime way later depending on when they recover from their New Years celebration. Once again I would like to thank you the readers for your continued support and also to those who have given me advice and support throughout the whole year and also through this entire blogging process. You are more valuable then I could ever truly say. Join me in 2018 for more adventures and I’ll be seeing you out there in the shops and events!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Vango. Vince – Naturals @ M.O.MNEW

For the past several rounds of Men Only Monthly, I’ve seen this newer brand called Vango release hair. I liked the hair but I just had similar styles from other brands in what they were releasing so I did not bite at the time. At this current round they have a hair out with a version that includes a beanie and one without it. I chose to purchase the style with the beanie as it fit the look I was going for. With that I also picked up the Naturals pack so that I’d have the basic colors of hair you usually see around. It’s a nicely made product and definitely steers me in their direction for the future.

HEADCATWA – Victor ⚜ NEW
EYESAG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACEStray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

JACKET⊱ Lenox Parka @ TMDNEW (Last Day!)

Parka jackets are very well one of your best friends if you live in a cold weather climate. I personally have one myself and that is why I decided to pick this item up at TMD. With the FATPACKS being so affordable I couldn’t help myself but to get all of the colors so that I can change it up if I use it in more than one wintery shoot (which is very possible). This item goes well with other Lenox products such as the wool sweater that I am wearing as well as the flannel shirts they sell. The coat itself does not have a shirt option included so you will have to find an appropriate add-on (unless you prefer to wear it bare chested).

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

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

I previously blogged this item twice (once by itself and another with the Lenox “Adept” Coat). It has a version that is cut specifically in the front to accommodate the Parka.

PANTSLenox Chino Pants

Staying within the Lenox brand as I did a little shopping after buying the Parka, I found these really great Chinos. You can purchase 9 different colorways or pick them all up in a convenient FATPACK (which will cut you a deal by making it less than it would if you bought just a few single colors). These are definitely a great pair of pants to own and can be useful for a variety of social gatherings or if you’re just going out to the store.

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

BOOTSLenox Irish Setter Boots

These boots are something I would liken to not only winter boots but also something you would find someone wearing if they were hunters or ice fisherman so they certainly are working out well for the winter in-world as well. With 8 different color styles to choose from (or do like I did and grab the FATPACK to have them all) you are sure to be able to look your best out there in the frigid temperatures.

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies. (Each version comes in rigged and un-rigged)

SNOWMAN⊱ .LollyGag. Mesh Snowman – 3 Shades – Red ⚜ Marketplace

There’s really not much to say about this fun guy but he makes for good yard decor for your wintery locale. This version comes with three different shades of red scarf and hat band. Definitely worth the price (as it is super affordable) so check out the Marketplace link above and take one for yourself!!!

HAIRTruth: Farryn Hair – Multitone 1
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESIzzie’s Winter Eyes Green/Brown
FACELAQ – Luna (1.0)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v4.1

VEST/DRESSCoco – Nordic Sweater Dress/Puffer Vest Navy/Grape
LEGGINGSCoco – Comfy Leggings – Navy
BOOTSMaitreya – Jazz boots – Faded Maroon (Christmas Gift)

HAIRTruth – Delaney
HEADLAQ – Scarlet
EYESBuzzeri – Ocean
FACELAQ – Luna (1.5)
BODYMaitreya – Lara v4.1

COATRebel Hope – Charlize Coat (Plum)
LEGGINGSNeve – Zeezee Leggings
BOOTSMaitreya – Stagioni Boots

IE – Snow Day v1 (b)

A very cool sled (or saucer) with pose prop included that will make for some winter fun photographs. This item is not a part of any events but you can find it at the Image Essentials main location or you can search their items on the Marketplace storefront. You can also try going out of the box and have the fellas take the handles or passenger seat.

Animosity – Quan (3)

[#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
HEADCATWA – Victor ⚜ NEW

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.

[#402] I Wanna Go Back

And do it all over
but I can’t go back I know

I Wanna Go Back” – Eddie MoneyListen

Hello again people of the virtual world, I decided to do a mix of retro with the theme of this entry but more of a current styling. One thing I do like to do is cover all sorts of music when I come up with an idea. There may be some people (more than a fair share but I’m not for certain what my demographic is) may not know all of the artists that I choose and this gives them a chance to broaden their musical horizons.

Aside from trying to connect people with new music they might not have heard before or remind them of maybe a good time or memory, I also like to discover new brands and events to share with the people that view this small place on the net. I showcase the things I like and believe in whether it be style or a particular brand. It is exciting when you find something new and want to share it and that should be what it is all about.

This particular entry has several items from the Cosmopolitan bi-weekly event which is currently just about at the half-way point of this current cycle. There is certainly something there for everyone and I encourage you to go take a look and see what you might find. Of course please pick up demos for clothing because we all deserve to be happy with our purchases. Time for me to leave you with the credits of all this and I will catch you for the next one but until then stay fashionable with a song in your heart.

HAIRBASE⊱ -Labyrinth- ‘Buzzcut’ Hairbase @ CosmopolitanNEW

From time to time I like to rock a really close cut and with this latest release from Labyrinth that is possible. With 5 different tones (one of the being a white tintable version) via HUD (Catwa, Omega, and Signature) you’ll be able to spend what’s left of summer in comfort with a comfortable close style.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
FACESTRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02
BEARD-Nivaro- Rugged
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRTSWAGG DADDY – @SWGG BIG B JERSEY GROUND

I discovered this brand by accident while browsing through FI*Friday and it wasn’t a risk to try them out for such a great price but regardless of that, this is a cool shirt. It has a style similar to a jersey shirt but has more elements of a tee. Sizes included for this bad boy are Aesthetic, Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, and SLink.

JEANS::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Bleach

This item was previously blogged in an earlier post but I chose a different color denim because I thought they worked well with the style and idea that I was going for. Plus, they are high quality jeans that I think fellas should have in at least one style.

SHOES⊱ #VERYRARE “Storm” Vans #BLACK @ CosmopolitanNEW

One of my Cosmopolitan goodies, I couldn’t pass up the low-top because I wear them out in the real world and sometimes style carries over between them. These remind me a bit of some shoes that were a part of one of the very first Arcade’s but are fitted for the most current male mesh bodies. These are casual cool to the max and I won’t be surprised if I see people out there with these on.

SUNGLASSES#VERYRARE “SUPER RARE” Sunglasses #BLACK

The one thing I did not say with my thoughts on the shoes is that this is one of the newer brands on my radar and I’ve been seeing them at Cosmopolitan the last few cycles which is where these glasses are from. They have a marketplace in which not every item is up yet but I am sure will be soon. I have high hopes for this brand and really like the style of these glasses. They are reminiscent of a popular brand of shades that is world renown and I proudly wear them in this photo session.

RING^^Swallow^^ Lily Ring
RINGSYsoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace

BACKDROP⊱ [ Focus Poses ] School Hallway Backdrop @ CosmopolitanNEW

Let me tell you, this kind of brings back a few memories. It’s been a while since I walked through the halls of a school in any life. This backdrop build is very authentic and skillfully crafted. Putting together the scene for this was a bit of fun for me that I wasn’t anticipating. For a moment, I almost felt like I wanted to go back to those days…but only for a moment.


IE– Choices