[#494] Street Fighting Man

Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I’ll shout and scream, I’ll kill the king, I’ll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock ‘n’ roll band
Cause in sleepy London town
There’s no place for a street fighting man
No

Street Fighting Man, ♫The Rolling Stones

We’re almost at the end of the week but I’m actually able to post a true “Throwback Thursday” type blog. Using the rousing tunes of The Rolling Stones, I bring products from two new events to life. That’s how I’m going to start out this entry is by giving you some new news concerning the blog which I feel is really good for me personally as I continue to grow and see things prosper.

I’ve been accepted as an official blogger for The Men Jail event which begins its new round tomorrow, June 08th. The event has so many different products from clothing, to furniture, as well as tattoos. There’s so many different things for just about everyone so I’m proud to be affiliated with it and that they think I do a good enough job that they want me to represent them as well; I hope that it will be just like my other partnerships that are very nicely matched.

There are several items I have in this post from the event but the one I’m focusing really one the most in my main story shot is the pose which is from a set by Kokoro Poses called “Henrique”. It has 5 different static bento poses that will easily be able to fit your own blogging and photography needs whichever one you might possibly partake in (or could be none as well).

The item that makes me correlate with the soundtrack of this post is the “MICKEY” skinaddon from [FLAWS] that makes me more of a “Street Fighting Man” this applier which comes available for CATWA and OMEGA allows you to place a fresh or head gash on your nose. Of course what ruffian wouldn’t come to the party without a busted up face of some sort…that’s what being a tough guy is all about!

It’s been a while since I’ve worn any tattoos in photos but this time I felt that if I was going for a tough guy look that I needed some ink and it just so happens that Facade is releasing a new tattoo at TMJ called “Salvation” it has both fresh and faded version with a HUD that will apply to all major mesh bodies as well as OMEGA so that no matter what you are covered to wear this tattoo on your person. I think that it has an element of a prison tattoo but isn’t as rough as some of them tend to look which probably says that it is a post prison tattoo? I’m rambling a little bit too much on this so I am going to move on to the next bit.

Last for my goodies from The Men Jail is the “Erick” facial hair from Clever Language and I would have loved to see how it would have looked with the nose cut but my CATWA head just was not being friendly with me and kept pulling one or the other off when I tried to apply despite trying to use different layers for them both which gave me a solid reason to break out my LeLutka head because both applied without any problems whatsoever. If you aren’t planning on wearing these two products together or can figure out a fix by all means let me know because I’d appreciate it. This facial hair applier comes with both a CATWA and OMEGA friendly applier with a black hair version as well as tintable for those of you who have varying colors of hair.

The Men Jail runs until the 28th of June so find some time during your next shopping trip to take a look through what is all there is to offer fellas.

At the beginning of the post I mentioned that not only was I featuring The Men Jail products but also The Vintage Fair which also starts tomorrow (June 08th) and I was able to get a sneak preview of the event and while not every designer was set up at the time, I did manage to bring home a new hat/hair combo that I thought really started my thought process going of putting a look of a tough guy together.

Lock&Tuft will have for sale the “Cutler” hair which has a flatcap as part of the product. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a cap like this and it’s cool that it’s been paired with longer hair in the back. It reminds me a little bit of former lead vocalist from the rock group AC/DC who was known for having at hat like that as well as hair in that kind of style. I purchased the FATPACK which gives all of the colors as well as a HUD that allows you to change the color of the cap.

Now that I’ve covered the majority of what I feel were my key thought points it is time for me to put this blog post to bed allow you to get prepared to start the weekend and planned shopping trips. Check back in soon for more bloggage and cool new and recent releases from brands that I believe in highly. Also one quick thing is this is the second straight post that I’ve visited the sim, Rieri Town in Tokyo which is a really excellent place to explore and for fellow photographers/bloggers you’ll enjoy exploring and finding your own spot to snap a photo.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Rieri Town in Tokyo


HAIR: lock&tuft – Cutler – FatPack ✦ NEW @ The Vintage Fair (06/0806/24)
HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v3.1
FACE: Stray Dog – Mikel (Tone 2)
BEARD: Clever Language – Erick Facial Hair ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
NOSE CUT: [FLAWS] SkinAddons – MICKEY ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6a
TATTOO: Facade – Salvation ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

TANKTOP: DUFAUX – Jordan Tank – FATPACK
JEANS: HEVO – Patchwork Jeans DARK B.
SHOES: A&D Clothing – Barcelona – FatPack

POSE: Kokoro Poses – Henrique ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)

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[#446] Dark On Me

But I found in you what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you went dark on me

Dark On Me♫ – Starset

When you have an idea in your head that you want to make as close to what you envision as possible, you tend to wait until the absolute right time to put it all together and that is what I did with this blog entry. I could have waited to do it when it was a significant post number or a special occasion but with all the pieces I needed to create what I saw in my mind, the time was at hand to unleash it.

I’ve done several space themed entries before with a song by the band Starset as its soundtrack. Once again I have gone that direction as this particular song has been one that I wanted to for a very long time (I keep notes about things I want to do and I have had it in my notes for ages). While the band has their own concept through their songs and albums, I didn’t want to copy their ideas and wanted to come up with a story of sorts to back the photos up on my own.


While I wanted to keep the intergalactic theme for the series of photos, I also didn’t want to do anything with Star Wars or Star Trek. In my head I thought maybe more along the lines of the video game, Halo, but maybe not set in a world where humans are fighting aliens.

In my head I thought it would be more like different colonies of humans (the world became overpopulated and so mankind sought out the stars to find sustainable places for life) are at war with one another. The protagonist in this story is a soldier who during one of the battles is fighting alongside the love of his life and she is wounded and he is fighting to get her to where she can receive medical aid.


As the story would progress our soldier manages to escape the battle and get his love to a medical station on a moon base where she is being attended to in the picture above. For this I used the RARE Body Scanner item from the “Experimental” gacha set from Disorderly which is a part of the current round of The Epiphany. I used several other items from this set but unfortunately those photos did not make it to this blog entry as I had taken many photos from different angles and chose the best ones to use.

The outfits that myself and Rosalie are wearing are from the Shu Mesh store (which I’ve used for my other space posts). I really like the detail that their products have and the reason why I went back to them to put together looks for this post.


With the other photos used here it’s not as easy to see the hair and eyes that the protagonist is wearing which is why I am including this close-up (as I do with all new featured hair and eye products). The eyes themselves are key because they were the beginning of what prompted me to start working on this entry. Go&See released the “Galaxy” eyes for The Season’s Story winter edition. It was hard to decide on which color eyes to use because they were all so beautiful to look at.

Once again I’m wearing one of the latest Modulus Alpha Hair releases named “Tommy”. I really thought this worked well for a soldier or military style haircut and envisioned this could very well be what they wear in the future.

This hair is currently available only at the Man Cave event.


Normally I don’t show close-ups when I have guests blog with me but this blog post feels a little different and extra special so I’ve included a closer look at Rosalie’s face and eyes. I stylized the left part of the photo to show that not every story has a fairytale ending. In the future of the world this post is set in the love of the protagonist suffers mortal injuries and succumbs to them (the part of which “dark on me” means to me in this case).

I had this thought that in that particular world when someone passes their life force diminishes and they turn ashen (a lot like Optimus Prime did in the animated Transformers movie from 1985). This depicts her body starting to change as her essence leaves her body. It seems like such a wild concept but I thought it was rather cool and could be something I actually write about when I get a wild hair.

As I move to wrap this up, I want to thank Rosalie again for helping me put together a fun photo session that turned out better than I even hoped. She ran with the idea I was going with and put together a look that along with the armor she wore, gelled about as perfect as you could possibly get. The hair and eyes as well as the makeup fit the thoughts I head swirling around in my brain.

Also I would like to thank Lucie Bluebird-Lexington for providing me some space (no pun intended) along with the dome with the out of this world sky; I could not have put this together as close to my particular vision without those little details.

I look forward to the next adventure that I embark upon but I want to live in the moment of this one for a little bit before I push forward.

So instead of Onto the next…we’ll go with…

Until the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Tommy Hair – BROWNS @ Man CaveNEW

This hair reminds me a little bit of a style that you would find in the Roman Empire time period. It’s short with a little length hanging in the front just above the eyes. The back and sides are shaved (so using a shaved base or just having it bald works best for this). There are five color packs each with five colors in them (included in the HUD is a color tinter). A FATPACK is also available for purchase so run out to the Man Cave event and test this out for yourself!

HAIRBASE: Modulus – Jai Hair Base ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

EYES: Go&See * Galaxy * @ The Season’s StoryNEW

These CATWA eye compatible eyes have 10 very beautiful eyes that can be worn by either male or females. They are perfect for those who might be involved with role-playing at space themed sims. They are available until the 31st so you have a few days left to go grab these and you won’t regret it if you do!

FACE: Stray Dog – Nate – Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

HAIR: Exile – Loose Ends – Naturals
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: IKON – Deadshine Eyes – Apex
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Odiseum Armor (Male)

This futuristic armor is awesome (at least in my mind it is) and has several different features that make it a great addition for any cosplay or role-playing event. The helmet fit perfectly without me having to do any adjusting to it (with my hair on as well). The included HUD allows you to change different color parts of the suit as well as different features on the helmet.

Please note that I am also using an Add-On HUD that is purchasable at the store to give the armor it’s battle damaged appearance.

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Shury Soft Armor (Female)

A newer release from the brand, it features bento hands and feet as well as a HUD to change various parts of the suit (Including the arm computer on the left arm). It is not fitted for mesh bodies but if you are already wearing a full body alpha it will work just fine. Please note that it is also rigged mesh.

~isil~ *Science!* Research Station RARE

Unfortunately I took way too many photos so this item is not viewed in full. I intend to post more from this photo shoot onto my Flickr so if you are interested in seeing more to check back there to see some of the shots that did not make it into the full blog.

DISORDERLY. / Experimental / Body Scanner / RARE @ The EpiphanyNEW

This item was not only hard to obtain (because it was likely because I wanted it so badly haha) but it was a crucial piece of the story. The best view of it is in the second photo above and in the close up shot of Rosalie. There are also alternate takes that did not make it to the full blog as well that will likely end up on my Flickr in the near future when time permits.

RK Poses – Take Me Home

The perfect pose for the story shot where the protagonist is carrying his fallen love off of the battlefield in order to get medical aid. I had seen this in another bloggers work and did not realize that I already had it in my unused arsenal of poses. RK Poses makes really quality poses and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to use for the photos in which it is featured.

Photos taken with product taken @ INSILICO

RK Poses – Ash ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
*CN* Pose 1735 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

[#441] Ride

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

Ride♫ – Twenty One Pilots

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Onto the next conversation…

Photographs Taken @ Mopire City

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

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

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

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

SHIRT: ExalteD – T-Shirt Smoker White

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

Compatible With: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTS: M:NA – Meraki

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

SHOES: #VERYRARE “Storm” Vans #BLACK

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

[#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.

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

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

Your Biggest Fan♫ – Boyce Avenue

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

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

This is our moment.


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

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


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

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

Onto the next conversation…

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

EYESMESANGE – The Novelist Eyes (Brennan)

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

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BODYBelleza – Jake

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

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

SHIRT[Deadwool] Peak Suit – Tux Add-On

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

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

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

SHOESA&D Clothing – Shoes – Firenze

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

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

HEADBANDCae – Entwined

Photo taken @ Netherwood

Purple Poses – Couple 730
NRage Studios – We Day Dream