[#454] Drink Deep In The Morning

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

β™«American Noiseβ™« – 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 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

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 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

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!!!).

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[#452] Where The Streets Have No Name

We’re still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you

β™«Where The Streets Have No Nameβ™« – U2

It’s been a while since I was inspired by something I haven’t listened to in a while but was reminded of by just kind of going through music in my head; maybe I’m not the biggest U2 fan that’s ever lived but I can tell you I do enjoy a lot of their music (especially a lot of earlier works including albums like “The Joshua Tree”).Β  The look I put together for this blog is a rather simple one and very casual for every day appearance. Most days I could easily just relax in clothes like these so it is easily relatable.


There’s always a nice feeling you get when you’re rummaging through your closet and you find a backrop you’ve forgotten about. Then you put it out and come up with a scene pretty quickly. Another great thing is when you are going through clothes you like and realize that they’ve updated them to fit the body you are wearing right this moment (it’s kind of like Christmas all over again when that re-delivery comes).


For this blog post there are three new products mixed in with some other goodies to make up everything you see in all the pictures. One of my favorites is this COLSON henley shirt from {COLD-ASH}. As a proud partner of the brand I was excited to get this preview which comes with just about every current mesh body fit and two versions for each (a regular waist and a wider waist for those who like a looser fit).

Making sure I get all the purchases I made at Men Only Monthly to use, I’m wearing the VANGO “Keith” hair and also the “Hipster Style” bento beard by Magnificent (a part of the GA.EG brand family). These two in combination with one another give me a bit of a weathered look which I don’t mind due to the fact that I personally try to stay away from the baby face look if at all possible.


The above pic gives you a better look at the three new items being shown in this blog post (the shirt, hair and beard). I also have to share that the skin I am wearing by LV Designs that is named after me has been released in another tone. The skin is also now available in Pearl/Tone 2 (for those of you who own Stray Dog body appliers) which was a request I had made as well as a few others from I have been told.

My closet just got a little fuller over the last day or so with having hit TMD, Hipster Mens Event, The Men’s Jail and also a fresh round of Man Cave for February that just opened today. Gives me plenty of things to work with so now I just have to come up with some scenery ideas and get back to it which means it is time for me to wrap things up and guide you to the credits below.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Vango. Keith ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

From the moment I saw this hair I knew it would be one that I would want in my arsenal of hairstyles (especially long ones that I wear consistently in the winter months). With each new release I feel that the Vango brand is getting better and better. This particular hair comes in two styles (the one you see above and also a version with more strands falling in the front of the face). The full fatpack has a total of 17 different hair colors ranging from your basic tones to a few ombre tones for those of you who like a bit of streaking in your hair.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ NEW

BEARD: [MF] Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

This stache and beard combination is specifically made for the CATWA Daniel head, with that said I don’t know if it would work with any other CATWA product so if you dare to test it make sure to grab a demo first before doing anything. The “Night” pack contains dark versions like Black and even a Salt n Pepper style along with a darker brown and blonde as well. I really liked the way this looked on me but being a guy who is always wanting to wear facial hair that’s not much of a surprise. This product will be available through February 15th so you can certainly treat yourself to a little Valentine’s Gift and why not?

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} COLSON Henley Shirt (Classic Pack) ✦ NEW @ TMD

As much as I enjoy blogging costumes or suits and fancy things, when it comes down to a nicely made shirt you don’t have to worry about it not getting my attention. Collared shirts with a few buttons are effective and are easy to just throw on after getting out of the shower before leaving the house. They are even casual enough you possibly could wear them to certain work places. As I mentioned earlier this is a review copy and it is the entire pack with a HUD containing 10 solid colors. This pack in its entirety is worth it because if you get just one color and get home and put it on, you’ll be kicking yourself that you want it in more colors and would end up spending more to get the full pack when you should have just done it in the first place.

JEANS: L&B Swear – Salvage Cuffed Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

Even though I have blogged this in a previous entry it’s worth noting that they’ve been updated to fit the Belleza mesh body for those who might not own these and didn’t give them a look because they didn’t fit your body at the time.

SHOES: [VALE KOER] USAGI TRAINERS – FATPACK

RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Robbo Bridge

I’ve apparently had this sitting around for an undisclosed amount of time. From the moment I set it out to see if it would work with the idea that was starting to form in my head (and it did), it made me glad that I am one of those people that tend to play gacha backdrop machines on whims. While I am not sure if it is supposed to represent an actual place in the world, I do know that it would look like a place I would probably wander to (or through) in my virtual travels.

Go&See – Firm ✦ NEW @ M.O.M ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

[#451] Fly Like An Eagle

Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution

β™«Fly Like An Eagleβ™« – The Steve Miller Band

Most of the free sports loving world was glued to their televisions and sitting at the edge of their seats on Sunday evening during the NFL’s 52nd Super Bowl. While I profess I am not from or a hard core fan of either team (in fact New England is one of my least favorites), I can appreciate a well contested game. The Philadelphia fans have waited so very long for their team to bring home a championship which they have come close to on a few occasions. Finally on the 4th of February they secured the Lombardi Trophy for the “City of Brotherly Love”.

One of the things I like about sports is seeing a team who is considered a long-shot that has overcome the odds. Through injuries to key players that could have crippled any team, the Eagles persevered and a man who once was their future at Quarterback but found himself passed around other teams (when the team gave up on him in favor of a younger up and comer) found his way back and made not only his dreams, his teammates dreams, and the dreams of a city that eats, sleeps, and breathes their sports teams come true.

That is why I’m dedicating this blog entry to them.


The putting together of this scene and look came fairly easy with bits and pieces here and there. I found some private land near my home that belongs to a friend of mine and used their cliffs to stand upon while I found myself entertaining a majestic bird.

A few things about my look before I get to the credits is that I am wearing the latest group gift from the etham brand. It’s a sweatshirt in which you are getting the fatpack just for being a member of the group. As far as group gifts go there’s not much better then receiving a full product just as a thanks which I am quite okay with.

Once again for a second straight blog in a row I am wearing the ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants in the Olive color which works perfectly with how I chose to wear the sweatshirt. I’ve also got my eye on some of the new products that Kitt has released at the freshly open February round of TMD so keep an eye out for future posts as you just might see them in one of my looks.


On of the main features for this blog which you will get a closer look at in the image below is the newest face in the M-Bare line from Modulus. This new CATWA exclusive release comes with an applier HUD that allows you to apply just the face itself or with brows (as well as an optional beard which I did not add for this blog). It comes in Fair, Rose, Latte, Caramel or Chestnut and a fatpack is also available if you like more than one skin tone and would like to save a little extra spending money (to hit up those latest events).

Lastly my hair is one of the latest additions to the Taketomi Club which is a combination of both the Taketomi and Burley brands. For those of you who might not have read one of my previous blogs about this club I’ll be happy to tell you about it again. You join the Taketomi Club group in-world for a small fee and they release 2-3 hairs from one or the other of their brands and you can get an entire fatpack for 50L for the first two weeks of it’s release. Once it is “retired” they put it on the wall and the fatpacks are sold for 450L a piece.

For such a small fee and excellent prices this is definitely a great way to get your hair fix. Currently though the majority of releases to the club are female oriented but the male releases that are out are ones that you may not want to miss out on.


As I wrap this up I will give you a hint of what is to come to the pages of These Conversations Kill. I’ll be featuring new items from the Hipster Men’s Event as well as the newly opened TMD (as I previously mentioned). Brands you will likely see will include Modulus, Image Essentials, {Cold-Ash}, [Gild], Go&See just to name a few as there are likely more that I might find while I’m shopping so I can’t give every detail away.

My work as a blogger is never done so time for me to get back to it and get ready a to shoot and post a new entry.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: BURLEY – Thor – Fatpack ✦ NEW ✦ π”—π”žπ”¨π”’π”±π”¬π”ͺ𝔦 β„­π”©π”²π”Ÿ

While it is nice having a full assortment of hair colors to choose from one thing I can say is sometimes it can be too much. I decided to go a route that normally I do not take with most hairs and that is with this Burley product I selected the Dips HUD which has a lot of different options to it of base hair with colored streaks/ends. As I debated over the different ones I decided to go with a darker color base hair and green highlights to match the rest of the theme that I was going for. Perhaps I’ll go down this path again sometime in the future when a look requires something with just a little extra kick.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

FACE: Modulus – Richard Skin ✦ NEW

Earlier in this blog I gave you a little bit of information about this latest skin from Modulus and in addition to that you also get an eyebrow shaper as well as a body shape to give you an idea of how it’s intended to look. Of course if you decide to be creative with it or you have a shape of your own that works there’s nothing wrong with that.

To me Richards face looks to be a bit hardened and mature which helps balance out the market between younger looking and more aged faces. While he may be cooler than ice you might not want to cross his path after a hard day if you catch my drift; I also think his features definitely do remind me of someone that might live on the east coast of the US.

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SWEATSHIRT: etham – Scotty Sweater – All Colors ✦ NEW ✦ π”Šπ”―π”¬π”²π”­ π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

When a group gift is available and comes in the form of a fatpack it definitely has added value because at some point in the future they may add it to their regular stock and if you didn’t grab it when it was a gift you might kick yourself. This sweatshirt features a HUD which you can color the top and bottom halves of with the assortment of colors provided (12 in all) and you can do mix/match any color combination or keep the entire sweatshirt uniform. Something to consider picking up while it is still available at the main location.

PANTS: ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Olive ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SHOES: [VALE KOER] USAGI TRAINERS – FATPACK

These have been stowed away in my inventory for a while after I purchased them at an event (which at this time I cannot remember exactly what one). Usually when it comes to the Vale Koer brand I go out all because I know that I’m going to get plenty of use and also customization out of their fatpacks. One of the only things that I would change about this is the ability to be able to customize what looks to be a striped part of the show which is all a part of one section. I think it would make them even more versatile but at this rate with as many different combinations you can have with what is already possible there is not that big of a complaint.

YKZ4.- Man & Eagle

It just so happened that I was originally looking for a pose where I would be flapping my wings but on my search of the Marketplace I came across this well thought of pose and figured it would make my idea even better if I went with this instead. There are two poses included as well as two mesh eagle birds that correspond with each pose and for anyone who may do medieval pictures this could work for your compositions as well.

[#450] When She Says She Loves Me

It’s not in the way
she smiles at me
It’s not in the way
she holds my hand
It’s not in the way
she loves me
It’s not anything you’d understand
When she says she loves me
When she says she loves me
My love

β™«If You Could Only Seeβ™« – Tonic

After my last blog post which was something out of the ordinary for me, I’ve been getting a lot of feedback and all of it has been positive. Which has really put a smile on my face knowing that people are seeing my work and talking to me about it. Trying different things like that is what being an artist is all about and sometimes the risks you take work and sometimes they don’t. I’ve been happier with what I’ve been able to post here since the beginning of the year.

February is a month that hosts Valentine’s Day and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea mostly because of how commercialized it’s become. I think there are ways to honor it without being over the top just by finding simple ways of showing your significant other such as telling them how much you appreciate them. One of the things I’ve been enjoying is doing photos with Rosalie and being able to display them here every now and again; even though this is a male fashion oriented blog but it’s nice to have that women’s touch.


For a while I’ve wanted to use the song I chose as this the soundtrack for this blog entry. It’s been tucked away in my memory and in my trusty notebook of ideas that I keep in my desk and it’s just been waiting for the right time and now was the perfect time with some of the things I pulled together to complete the scene.

Surprisingly this didn’t take a lot of fuss to put together and it helps that Rosalie puts together excellent outfits so that when I ask for her assistance I never have to direct her; it is almost effortless other than setting up the right angles and getting the lighting the way I want it.Β  I feel that with the backdrop of the bowling alley that it makes for a great scene of a date night between two people who are very much one at heart.


To complete my look I used mostly all of the same visage as the last look (minus the lipstick and am wearing the regular Aaron skin as opposed to the baby face version). The clothing is mostly things I had in my closet save for the hooded sweatshirt which is a new item from Kustom 9, which it’s been a long time since I’ve purchased something from there so it’s nice to scatter my posts with items from different events to help get people their shopping on.

Rosalie is wearing mostly the same visage as most of her posts save for the hair; as for her clothing she has a double helping of her favorite brand, Neve, which her jacket/shirt combo is a new item that can be found at the Uber event.

As an afterthought I should have color coordinated with her better but then again I don’t really think we’re that kind of couple that has to match with everything we wear as I find that just a tad bit odd but I’m not against it either by any means. It just isn’t the type of style we go with.


What really brought this idea to me was the latest couples pose from my friends at Image Essentials who provided me with the first pose in their “Sweet Nothings” series of poses in which this one is available at the Truth Or Dare Affair 3 event that just started a couple of days or so. It really does capture the title of the pose as it is a very sweet couples pose that shows closeness and love between two people.

Another blog entry is in the books as I continue my journey to my next milestone and it shouldn’t be too far before I accomplish it as ideas seem to keep coming in more and more each day and I keep writing notes so I don’t forget them. Time for me to wrap this up so I can get back to working on the next scene in a day or so.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Johnny Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: Clef de Peau.- Aaron T1 ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

HAIR: Truth – Cerys – Variety
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: Izzie’s – Winter Eyes
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

SWEATSHIRT: BOYS TO THE BONE – Tackt Hoodie – Fatpack ✦ NEW @ Kustom9

This hoodie had me agonizing on if I should get just one or purchase the whole thing. After milling around I finally decided to get the FATPACK which I’m sure doesn’t surprise anyone. There were just too many options that I liked for me to turn it down even if I thought it was a bit pricey as it seems most FATPACKS have become as of late. It comes with a HUD that gives you the ability to change nearly all the parts of the hoodie (which gives you so many options). I definitely recommend this to anyone who tends to wear a lot of this type of apparel.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

PANTS: ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Black ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
SHOES: SEMLLER – SLIP-ON ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

JACKET: Neve – Uma (Denim) ✦ NEW @ Uber
PANTS: Neve – Destroy (Lively)
SHOES: Fri.day – Bailey Loafers – Coal

BACKDROP: : KPoses – Backdrop Bowling ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

One of the things I really like about the HME is that it’s not just clothing, there’s skins and shapes and tattoos and even poses as well as backdrops like this one. Rosalie and I both enjoy going on a bowling date every once in a while and this reminded me of that so I thought it would be a fun photo capture for the both of us and easier to use than trying to go to an actual alley and do a shoot. One of the touches I liked were on the sides of the walls with the neon signs which I thought were clever and well planned out. Combined with the Image Essentials pose it was a great setting and came together well.

IE – Sweet Nothings 1 (b) ✦ NEW @ Truth Or Dare Affair 3

One of the things I like best about this pose (and obviously I don’t use couples poses often) is that the angle of the pose you are able to see both the male and females faces as some poses normally lose that and with hairstyles sometimes covering up even more than that it makes it hard to see what the couple is truly expressing. Kay Weston is a very competent pose maker in the fact that she gets it right. Not just with couples poses, with the variety that Image Essentials releases which is why I am proud to be a blogger for them and create scenes which sometimes are not ones you would expect.

[#449] I Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell.
A love no one could deny

β™«Wrecking Ballβ™« – Miley Cyrus

Once in a while an idea will pop into my head that seems a bit insane or maybe even ridiculous but it sticks into my head until I have no choice but to try and work it out virtually. So this idea actually came out of a different idea and for the sake of if I manage to ever get that one done I’m going to keep it close to the vest. The reason why I put this blog together was to do something different and maybe even make people laugh.


FOXCITY is one of those pose stores that kinda has a little bit of everything…poses, backdrops and things of that nature and being a member of their VIP group has certainly been a treat. Not everything is something I could use in any type of photo but when you find gems like their “Wrecking Ball” pose prop it just instantly brings ideas into your head. My first thought was “I want to emulate Miley Cyrus” as a bit of a gag but was not entirely sure how to compile a look until I started to scour some shopping guides for different events.


I wanted to find a similar background to what was used in the video shoot for the song but I couldn’t really find anything passable so I found the next best thing: a backdrop with steps all made of cement. One of the things I knew for sure is that I wouldn’t be photographing any walls so I didn’t have to worry about what was on either side of me. I lined up my shots and found a pretty suitable windlight (which I overlayed a bit in post processing and it turned out so much better) and got to work.

Hipster Men’s Event has been open for about a week or so and I had the newest Modulus hair from the event to review which fit amazingly into this shot. It came out to looking pretty close to the hairstyle she had in the video which meant I killed two birds with one stone and didn’t have to find a different hair. You’ll find out more details about the hair down in the credits below.


In the above photo you get a little bit better look of the “Johnny” hair from Modulus; I can’t stress enough how well it worked out for my idea. Things like that don’t always fall into place as easy as you’d like them to so I’ll take a small victory like this.

Now that Man Cave is finished for it’s current round I’m starting to spread out items from Men Only Monthly and Hipster Men’s Event that I’ve gathered in the past couple shopping trips. I’ve been doing more of a selective shopping thing lately as I get items that I am going to use pretty much right away so they don’t sit in my closet or get forgotten and end up being wasted as some items I started to find as I’ve slowly been doing a bit of rearranging have been items I never opened and are dated and not useful to me presently which means wasted opportunity and money that could have went to something else.


Here is a closer look at the skin (Clef de Peau) I am wearing and also the lipstick (::frosting::) that I wasn’t sure if I should use or not but I figured that I was already doing something out of my normal and kept it on. Blogs like these have shown me that I can have fun with the photos and ideas that come into my head and not every one of them is serious, sad, or even at times a bit violent.

In summary of today’s blog I really can step out of my normal zones of comfort to show a different side of my creativity (even if it’s bordering on parody). This is definitely one of the reasons why blogging can be rewarding when at times it seems to be a lot of work (and it is in ways). This was a bit of fun and brought me joy to be able to share it with the world wide web.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Johnny Hair – BLONDES ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

I have it on good authority that this is the second hair inspired by Johnny Depp (from his younger years such as when he was a part of the 21 Jumpstreet cast…if you have no idea what it is google or check it out on youtube!) 25 colors in all to choose from which you can get separately in 5 different color packs (Blonds, Browns, Monochrome, Reds, and Vibrants) or purchasing a valuable FATPACK with everything. This hair is suited to go with the Jai hairbase which you can find at the Modulus main location.

HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

FACE: Clef de Peau.- Aaron T1 (Baby Face) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

Some time has passed since my last time wearing a Clef de Peau skin and I thought it was time to do so after I demonstrated this product at the Hipster event; it also gave me reason to bring out my LeLutka HUD which has been used sparingly as of late. The “Aaron” skin is also available for those of you with CATWA heads (Daniel and Victor preferably) as well with several different options. The applier has the choice between the regular skin or what is called “Baby Face” which is a more youthful version with smoother features. There is also options for eyebrows and a bruise (or you can choose between one or the other).

LIPSTICK: ::frosting:: Matte Lips – Autumn

Trying to pull the faux Miley look off was something I knew would be a task and I thought really hard about whether or not I wanted to use lipstick. I tried to figure out how to change the color of my lips through the LeLutka HUD but failed so I did some looking and found this item on the MP. Four different shades to choose from with applier HUDs for CATWA, LeLutka, and Omega included.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

TANKTOP: ExalteD – Running Tank – White ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

For a second straight blog I find myself wearing a product by ExalteD but why not? They certainly make quality products that would please just about any fella out there. While this may not be a style of tanktop I would wear all the time or wear in a public setting I do think it is unique and it fit the vision I was aiming for as Ms. Cyrus in the video was wearing a sort of crop top and this was almost exactly it right to the detail with an extra added part of it being pulled up for some added spice.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

BOXERS: -NU- Lennon Underwears (White) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

In a sense I feel almost like an underwear model wearing these and it is not often that I run around doing shoots without pants or regular shorts. The one thing I truly believe that Native Urban did right with this is they chose to sell these as a complete pack instead of selling them in single packs or in packs arranged by color type. The price point for these is consistent with what I feel is worth the purchase. If you like lounging around in your skivvies, you have 15 different choices to work with in solids and pattern form. There is something for all types of fellas in this pack and the nether regions are nicely proportioned and not over-accentuated.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza, Signature, and SLink mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: Po^Z Mesh – Concrete Staircase

This backdrop is just as advertised: a concrete staircase build that you could use for a variety of different scenes that you might come up with. The construction of this item is well done and it really helped make this photo shoot shine by giving me a great addition to go with the pose prop. I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for more items from this brand because you never know what might be useful.

FOXCITY. Wrecking Ball Bento Pose (M+F) ✦ π”Šπ”―π”¬π”²π”­ π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

One of the main reasons this blog entry came to be. When I was looking at the different group gifts I saw this and thought that I could definitely make use of it. It has the included pose prop with a pose for both men and women but also has the poses individually included just in case you may have a project that you want to use them with and you do not need the pose prop.

[#448] Fantastic Voyage

Come along and ride on a fantasic voyage
slide slide who-ride
ain’t no valley low enough for mountain high

β™«Fantastic Voyageβ™« – Coolio

Some fun was in order for this look as I busted out my time machine and took a trip back to the 90’s and some old school hip hop. During this time one of the hotter acts was Coolio, who is best known for his song “Gangster’s Paradise” which I used the cover version of for one of my blog entries during the early stages of blogging when I was running under “The Saints Of Fashion{ation}”. This blogs soundtrack takes a look at one of his first songs that I remember seeing on MTV quite a few times after I’d come home from school with the free time I had before hitting the homework.


With the heaviness of my last blog, I thought it would be more fun to try and get into a groove while reminiscing about some of the music (not just rock) that was a part of a time that was most critical to me in an influential stage in life. During the time that Coolio was on the airwaves movies like “Lean On Me” and “Boyz In The Hood” were bringing to light what being on the streets were like.

As part of my look I once again am wearing the “Harper” hair from Modulus because I like it that much; it’s something that I enjoy wearing even when I am not in blogging mode so it’s possible that you will see it again in the future in other blog posts. However, there are newer styles coming out (some that are out now as well) that I’ll be featuring. Modulus has found their stride and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

Go&See is also participating in this current round of Men Only Monthly with their “Firm” pose set. As one of my brand partners I was able to obtain a review copy and I’m pleased with the poses in this set. One thing I can say is that with joining the pose genre, I hope that Kristyna doesn’t abandon doing eyes or skins because she does a good job with them as well.


There is a lot of mixing and matching of things in style of this blog. Sometimes I find things that have been laying around in my closet (inventory to be technical) and feel bad that I have not used them yet or if it is something I really like then I feel bad that I haven’t revisited it in some time. One of those items are the shades that I’m wearing from 7mad;Ravens that is from the Men Only Hunt 6…yes I know you are thinking “WOW he really does have some classics in his closet”.

Man Cave is on the last day of it’s current January round and I decided to get one last item in from it so that if you like it you can make a mad dash for the event and grab it up before it’s closed and then you’ve got to wait until the brand puts it in their store (IF they even release it at their store and doesn’t make it an event only item). ExalteD has some interesting shirts (including the flannel I’m wearing) and some pants (I picked up a pair but I won’t be able to get to them before the event closes sadly). More on the shirt in the credits below.


Upcoming projects for the blog are something that I’m seriously excited about. There will be collaborations with some people that I truly like and admire for the work that they do and hope that our time working together will reflect that; more than likely there will be a few more blogs that I have my wife help me with as I couldn’t really do the idea without her.

There are also some funny ideas I have in the works just so I can kind of keep up with the reason I was nominated for “Best Humorous Blog” at The Bloggies. Not everything I do is serious as is not everything I do comical…I do like to try and balance things out as best I can but sometimes mood or the influence of whatever music I might be listen to at the time tends to steer me in certain directions.

It’s about that time to wrap things up again but this blog is going to continue striving with each post to not only provide information but quality images.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Harper Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

GLASSES: 7mad;Ravens Farewell Summer Glasses ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔀𝔒𝔯 π”„π”³π”žπ”¦π”©π”žπ”Ÿπ”©π”’

Representing a style of sunglasses that have been popular for ages, 7mad;Ravens take on them was an item set out for the Men Only Hunt 6 which has been in the books for quite a long time now. You may be able to find them at the store as a gift but even if you don’t find them there plenty of other great merch can be found to buy and make your own.

SHIRT: ExalteD – Blue Flannel ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Flannel has always been one of my favorite types of shirt dating way back to the time that the song featured in this blog post was new. I feel that it really is a fashion that can’t really go out of style because it represents so many different trends. ExalteD did a spectacular job with making this product and it comes in not only flannel styles but also other types such as Camo. It is only available until tonight when the Man Cave event closes its doors to get ready for it’s February round so take a quick run and see it for yourself and the other great things to purchase at the event.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

JEANS: mind carlberg – Tight Jeans – RUINED Pack

While these jeans are not quite able to be called a “new” release, they were a part of the round of Men Only just before the one we have now so they are a recent release. Sold individually, packs of 3, or in a FATPACK (these I bought the specific pack instead of all of them due to budget). The “RUINED” pack contains three different destroyed denim choices (rain, rust or rubber).

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

SHOES: FLI. – Black Sk8 Hi

Previously I’ve worn the low top version of this show by the same brand (which I love to death) and I bought this when they first came out but it was hard pairing them with anything so I kept them safe until I could use them and I found the right pair of jeans to put them with. This style which is patterned after a very popular skater shoe is just the kind of thing I like wearing in-world.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic (an unrigged size is included) mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: MI Graffiti Backdrop Natural Limited Pack ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔀𝔒𝔯 π”„π”³π”žπ”¦π”©π”žπ”Ÿπ”©π”’

This particular version of the backdrop is no longer purchasable as it was from a round of Limit8 and once the designated amount of poses was sold it would no longer be. The store may carry the other version of the backdrop which is well worth the look as it is highly detailed and has more than one spot where you can set up a shot and get a great scene capture.

DOG: AMITIE Doberman (No Anim/Collar)

I plucked this furry friend (or is he unfriendly?) from a pose set that includes other versions that go with each pose. This little guy was an extra piece that doesn’t have any animations or poses so I could set him out to be in the background. As much as I don’t like to point out my mistakes of flaws I think I missed some of the rear part of his body which is something I’ll keep in mind for future photo shoots and items in the background.

Go&See * Firm * ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

It’s the halfway point in this current round of Men Only Monthly and as my first item to blog from it is the review copy of Go&See’s “FIrm” pose set. There are 10 poses to choose from that are bento enabled so if you do not have a body with bento it will not show up properly. The poses in the set are well done and have a variety of different hand gestures (which is something I like to see compared to the old type poses were you were limited to what your hands did).

[#447] Sick Of Me

What a pointless mistake
Such a slap in the face
Gotta turn this thing around again
No more holding it back
No more bending the facts
I’ll push myself, push myself
‘Till I understand

β™«Sick Of Meβ™« – Beartooth

After the fun I had with the last blog I’m back to a more serious tone for these scene. Many people suffer from depression and it can come in all shapes and sizes and degrees; it doesn’t discriminate based on gender or nationality or if you are young or aged. The people that fall under this category may go UN-diagnosed or lack the ability to pay for any kind of treatment due to lack of insurance or their insurance not covering what is needed to get better.

Getting help is not an easy thing but if anyone that might be reading this is either suffering from or know someone who is….there are people to talk to and are willing to listen. It’s easier said than done but getting things off your chest or your mind could really make a huge difference in fighting some of the demons that might be pulling you down.


After hearing the song I chose as the soundtrack for this blog post and doing a little research on it I felt compelled to kind of build upon the feeling of being isolated and that everything seems to be falling apart at all the wrong times. The feeling of wanting to get away from everyone and everything seems to be one of the many parts associated with this disease.

Loss of interest in things that are normally enjoyed, not wanting to leave the home (or apartment), it takes a toll not only physically but mentally. I feel like I may be going on like a broken record because most of this is commonly known but not everyone including myself knows everything about how the brain functions and bringing awareness with the reason of wanting to help people is one of my goals being that anyone could stumble upon this at any given time.


Long hair is something of a personal preference when it comes to my avatar. It’s one thing that I’ve wanted to retain from my real life younger adult years and in the virtual world it is maintenance free. I don’t have to worry about it growing or getting stuck in the shower drain and I can choose to color it just about any tone I like.

“Harper” is one of the first long hair unisex version from Modulus and their M-Cuts division (which is also considered Alpha Hair as a part of the brands new era of products). I’ll say more about this below otherwise I’ll get way too wordy in this space and have nothing to write about in the style credits. However, I can tell you that I really enjoy this style and could easily be one I go back to plenty of times in the future.


The Man Cave event has been one that I have been bringing home a lot of products from in this current round. Once more I’ve found myself wearing the “Neil” sneakers from EQUAL because they seemingly go with just about any look I’ve put together lately and with owning the FATPACK and being able to change colors and parts the combinations are nearly endless.

As I wait for the next new product release from {COLD-ASH}, I came back to an old friend as the “RILEY Straight Jeans” have been updated to fit the Belleza body. One thing I can say is that I really love when creators see items that stand the test of time and get and updated treatment to new mesh bodies and such. Jeans are one of those things that just about everyone wears but when your favorite ones fail to match the current body you are wearing they tend to get pushed to the back of your closet (and your mind).

I know this blog entry was a little heavy in tone and I hope my next one isn’t as much. Hopefully I can put together something fun and there are a few things that I have in mind but we shall see how easy they are to pull off.

Maybe it is cliche but personally I don’t care, I hope that everyone takes care and is kind to others.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Harper Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby

A great unisex long hairstyle that has me super excited that a brand I’ve stood behind from their inception has made a style that I feel represents me and the style I like to portray in-world. Available in 5 different color packs or get all 25 colors in the FATPACK for the best value. Each HUD includes a color tinter so that you can add a little extra color to your locks.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY:: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SWEATER: -BTRYL- BRIDGES Graphic Sweatshirt ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Being true to real life and basing my setting on the city of New York, right now is definitely sweatshirt weather (and likely more). BETRAYAL has a collection of graphic printed sweatshirts available. The particular one I’m wearing I found a bit humorous even though it could be very truthful in certain situations as it reads, “May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way”. Some may live the motto and not care what relationships they sever ties with but I just got a bit of a chuckle out of it for being clever.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza, Signature and SLink mesh bodies types.

JEANS: {COLD-ASH} RILEY STRAIGHT JEANS ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
SHOES: EQUAL – Neil Sneakers FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

BACKDROP: MINIMAL – NY Backround #4

This Gacha set of New York related backdrops has been out for a good while but still well worth looking into for photography/blogging purposes. MINIMAL prides itself on making some of the highest quality backdrops for photogs and bloggers like myself to give us scenery to set a mood. Please note that the payphones and subway map are not a part of the product.

Animosity – Nigo Pose Pack (3)