[#442] Young, Dumb & Broke

I’m so high at the moment
I’m so caught up in this
Yeah, we’re just young, dumb and broke
But we still got love to give

Young, Dumb & Broke♫ – Khalid

With today’s blog post I tried to capture the essence of youth and being in love with the help of a fresh new face on the music scene. It wasn’t until new years eve that I heard a young man named Khalid singing on the television and instantly I was intrigued. After finding out who he was by doing a search of some of the lyrics I could remember I came across him and listened to a few tracks. The style of music is something I do not normally listen to but it was catchy and it has been stuck in my head almost every day since.


This post is based around my featured item from Image Essentials. The couples pose is called “Awkward Christmas” but we’re almost two weeks past that and I could not in good conscience create a scene that was Christmas themed. I took what little decorations that were down in my house so there was really no way I was going to do it. Going against the grain and using some out of box thinking, having had the song in my head I thought what better way to use this pose than to create a type of high school atmosphere and I already had this backdrop.


Obviously the wife and I are definitely not of High School age but for the sake of reason and for this blog, we’re playing pretend. The theme for today’s blog post as I alluded to earlier is young love. It’s honestly just as complicated when you’re in High School as it is when you’re an adult out in the world. Sure the way it’s pursued and seen out is a bit different mechanically but outcomes still generally turn out the same way on both sides of the scale.


In the above shot I wanted to get a closer look of the back of my other featured item for this blog post. The “Scott” hair from Modulus which is a cool slicked back mid-length with no sides. I’ve seen similar styles like this that came out after so it’s likely a trend that is taking off but I really think the textures really make this the champ. It’s definitely a great hairstyle that I think many fellas will enjoy.

Once again it is time for me to wrap things up so that you can get to the most important part (if you haven’t skipped down there already!) Here are the credits for what I’m wearing and all of the items I’ve used in this entry. Thank you once again for stopping by and I will see you out there at the shops or the events.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Scott Hair – BROWNS @ TMDNEW

The main description of this hair couldn’t be any better stated then what I wrote above. The hair is really well put together and I really love how realistic it looks when you are looking at yourself up close with your camera. This of course comes with 5 different color packs each with 5 colors but they can all be bought together as well. In each HUD there is a color tinter to enhance colors of the lighter variety so that you can really get the look you want.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ⚜ NEW
BODY:: Belleza – Jake

All of the above items have been previously blogged on These Conversations Kill. To find out more about them please copy/paste the item into the search button to take a look at the original posts they were featured in first!

SHIRT: {FE STYLE} ROLKOV SHIRT [FATPACK] @ M.O.MNEW

From the moment I saw this shirt I knew I had to have it because no matter how I used it in a scene I knew it would easily be something I wanted to wear. Even in the reality of the cold in which I live in, dual layers are extremely important sometimes because trying to stay cozy without becoming a frozen popsicle is not always easy. The shirt has 8 different color choices that you can purchase (all can be purchased together as well) with an included HUD that has 8 colors to change the sleeves to suit your desired look.

Compatible with: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, NX’Nardcotix, Signature, SLink, TMP male bodies as well as Classic sizes (XS-XL).

PANTS: ::K:: Slim Fit Jeans Homme Indigo

Previously blogged in other colors.

SHOES: FLI. – Suede Grey Gum Canvas

Previously blogged in other colors.

BACKPACK: Tableau Vivant – Backpack – Black (No Longer Available)

When I was doing a search in my “closet” for a backpack, I came across this item and it worked perfectly. I am surprised that I even still had it as it is from a previous Arcade event from the year 2013. While it may no longer be purchasable at the store there may be some floating around in other people’s closets as well or through various other channels.

BACKDROP: [ Focus Poses ] School Hallway Backdrop

I previously blogged this backdrop when it was a part of the Cosmopolitan event from late 2017.

IE – Awkward Christmas

A featured product from Image Essentials, this couples pose is actually being used at is was intended and I’m not trying to use some out of the box thinking. Though I think it was meant to be more of a holiday thing but just like the holidays, I’m over it and trees and all that kind of stuff. So I found an even better setting and ran with it and I feel like this photo shoot turned out successful.

AUTHENTIC Poses – Several Things (05)

When I started to do the alternate close-up shots near the door I was going through some of the pose packs that I had purchased but hadn’t used. This particular set is recent from one of the male events in the last several months. I had purchased it for a different setting I had in my head which I still intend to do but I found the perfect pose and angle to get my desired photo. The quality of these poses are very nice and I’ll be looking more into them in the future as I am not all too familiar with them.

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[#433] Here Comes Santa Claus

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – David Hair – FATPACK @ Man CaveNEW

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

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYESMESANGE – Astraea Eyes – WOH GiftNEW

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

FACETableau Vivant – Kole Tone 3

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

MOUSTACHEKauna – Bento Moustache English [v1.2]

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

BODYBelleza – Jake

TANKTOP⊱ *BD* ROB TANK TOP ~ RIBBED V3 ♯ Marketplace

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

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

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

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

Compatible With: Aesthetic, Belleza and Signature male bodies.

BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS – FULL BLACK

BACKDROPPaparazzi – BACKDROP – Festive Fun – Green

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

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

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

[#421] And I Am Stronger Now

You want to tear me down
You want to hold me down
You can’t control me now
You cannot take me out
You cannot save me now
Because I’m stronger now

Stronger♫ – Trust Company

 

As you may have noticed, I did a mini makeover to the layout of the site and will be continuing to do maintenance on it a little bit until I’ve reached my own personal satisfactory level. I find that change can be a good thing after a while if you feel like something doesn’t look right to you anymore or feel like it could use a “new coat of paint” as it were. There were some things I felt that were a necessity personally for me and for the site, which you’ll easily notice that the header remains unchanged. It may get tweaked a little as well but I’m not as much into a hurry to delve into that.

As the season is starting to change and in my part of the world the daylight doesn’t last as long as it did even a few weeks ago, along with the leaves starting to turn color and falling from the trees..I feel a bit hesitant to start purchasing clothing that is better used in open outdoorsy type scenes. I have a few things in mind that could be coming up but first I want to try and get other things done that have been tucked away in my brain.

This scene’s overall look is a hodge-podge of a lot of different things. Most of it from events that are just about to end their current rounds to ones that have just started. Not to mention the Marketplace, where I have been finding quite a few things to use in my photo sessions.

For this entry I only have one featured product from my brand collaborators. MESANGE has been kind enough to share with me “The Ripple Eyes” from the current round of Men Only Monthly. I’ll give you a few more specifics in just a bit down in the credits portion of this post.

I also managed to make trips to The Men’s Department which recently opened a little over a week ago; I also stopped at the newest round of Man Cave which surprisingly I did not find as much as I normally do but I still didn’t leave there empty handed (I’m a habitual shopper, I can’t help it!)

I really feel like this scene turned out really well. I wasn’t trying to overthink the windlights and felt that my use of LUMIPro turned out decent. Sometimes I even wonder if I’m putting it to use the right way but it is easy to second guess yourself. You’ll probably also notice the color scheme of my clothing and yeah I was feeling a bit nerdy at the time so I went with something a bit obvious.

With another scene in the books I hope that you’ve found at least one thing interesting and will take the provided transportation to the stores and events I’ve linked to. It’s always a pleasure to be as helpful and to maybe inspire someone to create a scene of their own with their own vision. I’ll see you all again just up the road!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ Kawashima I – Winter ♯ Marketplace

This is not a new item but I couldn’t help but make the comment that it is one of my most favorite hairs in my entire inventory. I’ve worn it many times as it has been out for what seems like forever but still holds up with all the newer products being sold on the market today. It’s been moved to the Tableau Vivant Marketplace as it is no longer for sale in their store. Guys who are looking for a longer hair that might be what you’d consider vintage but still stands tall…check this out, you won’t be disappointed.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – The Ripple Eyes @ Men Only MonthlyNEW

I had to make sure I got this in before the end of the current round (for those of you wondering it’s the 15th of November). I love the swirling colors that are intertwined in this set of eyes as I am with all of the other MESANGE releases. You have 15 colors to choose from which for those of you who want variety can get in a HUD with the FATPACK. Mesh eyeballs are also included for those of you who choose not to or just do not have Omega friendly eyes.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BEARDBeusame // Beard V50
BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOOProdigy Ink – Beckham

This body ink is patterned after a certain celebrated Futbol (Soccer in America) star from Britain. It comes in three different opacities (Fresh, Regular, or Faded) and comes with system layers as well as appliers for Omega, SLink, and TMP for you fellas. Female appliers are also included for those of you gals who might be interested as well.

TANKTOP⊱ DUFAUX – Sporty Tank – Purple @ Man CaveNEW

When I was browsing the Man Cave event, I came across this pretty cool tanktop. There were several color choices and I was a bit vexed when it came to choosing but as I stated earlier I was feeling a bit nerdy so I with with Purple. I would have probably liked the FATPACK for the special edition colors that came with it but at the moment I’m on a bit of a budget so I had to sacrifice and pick one. I’m certainly not disappointed with the fit of this tank. Originally my idea for the scene was to go without a top but when I saw this I knew for sure this would be perfect for a workout scene.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTSYACK – Lazaro

Most people (mind you I say most but not all) do their workouts in either shorts or some kind of track pants so that’s the idea I had in mind as I was putting this together. Yack is a brand that I’ve purchased items from before and went to their store recently for something different and these pants caught my attention. I hadn’t started putting this look together yet so I didn’t get them right away but I do go back to set the final touches to my look. The included HUD has so many color options (with stripes and solid) as well as the ability to change the color of the string tie. It was a very good bargain for what I received and definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to put together a recreational outfit such as this.

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

BACKDROP[ isuka ] make it stop backdrop

This little hole in the wall would be the perfect place for some bachelor to just hang his hat at the end of the day and get in a good workout before calling it good. It might be a little bit downtrodden (okay it’s actually really downtrodden but it has it’s charms). I really like the detail with this skybox as it is another fine backdrop from ISUKA. If you haven’t check them out yet then what are you waiting for? Their builds help paint masterpieces.

Animosity – Gym Flow @ TMDNEW

Need to get your burn on bro? (Sorry reminded me of a commercial and couldn’t help myself). Animosity has come out with a really cool workout pose set which is bento enabled and comes with two versions of the pull up bar. I really like how this turned out but the only thing I might have changed…well actually more like added would have been to include a salmon ladder like Oliver Queen uses in the Arrow TV series. Now it’s more than unlikely that the brand creator for Animosity will see this but if you do happen to read it…maybe an update? Would be cool to see.

[#414] This Hurricane…

The promises we made were not enough
The prayers that we have prayed were like a drug
The secrets that we sold were never known…

Hurricane” – 30 Seconds To MarsListen

With this scene I brought together some things to add a little culture to the entries of These Conversations Kill. After having visited the Matsuri event, it inspired me to put together this look with the things I brought home and some that I already had lurking in my virtual closet.

For those of you who might not be familiar with the Matsuri event, it is an event full of asian centric items including furniture, clothing, poses, and photography aids such as backdrops.

Aside from the event area there is a nice little town to explore as well to further give you an experience. Many of the vendors in the shopping area have a HUD that you can used to collect “stamps” by teleporting to the participating storefronts and after you’ve collected 15 stamps you can return to the event and trade them in for a prize of your choice from one of several designers.

I‘m featuring items from blog sponsors LV Designs and Go&See (whom have a great eye set at The Seasons Story as well as a gift that I’m reviewing in this post). Other creators being shown include Gabriel, Catwa, Belleza, [sYs] and BAMSE.

Shooting this scene was particularly fun for me because I enjoy many aspects of Asian culture past and present. I’ve done scenes in the past as well with it being the theme so it is something I consider to be an interest.

I hope everyone that’s viewing this enjoys what they see and it gives them a reason to take a ride to the Matsuri event as well as a trip to The Seasons Story and the other great places that make up this article.

Another adventure is in the books so I will leave you with the credits and say sayonara for now but check back again soon. On to the next conversation!

HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Eastern Promises Hair

This hair is one I’ve had in hiding for a long time. I am not sure what reason I bought it in the first place but I must have had the notion for using it and now in the present I have found just the right place for it.

HEADCATWA – Dino ♯ NEW

The latest release in the male head collection by creator Catwa Clip, this softer and more ethnic featured face is still just as handsome as the others. This appeals heavily to those out there that have been looking for a diverse looking face.

EYES⊱ Go&See * Fall * (Anniversary Gift) @ The Season’s StoryNEW

Going to an event where creator’s give you gifts just for checking it out? Heck yes! Go&See is offering as a gift for the anniversary edition of The Season’s Story – Fall edition a 4 pack of eyes specifically made for CATWA eyes. These give you just a bit of a preview of the bigger pack of eyes with the same name that is for sale at the event. Very detailed and appealing and worth giving a look.

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Noct Applier – Pearl/02 ♯ MarketplaceNEW

In conjunction with the Catwa “Dino” head, LV Designs has created a skin based off of a character from a well known video game franchise. The skin is compatible with Stray Dog 02 body appliers and also comes packaged with eye and body shapers.

BODYBelleza – Jake

OUTFIT⊱ ::GB::Katakake Haori – Kon-ai @ MatsuriNEW

Personally I am a fan of this type of attire. I think it stems back to different television shows and movies that were located in Asian countries. I also thought it would be cool to be a samurai and learn the art of wielding a timeless weapon but not for reasons of violence. Swordsmanship is much more than that.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP

SHOES[sYs] ZORI TABI Shoes – Black / White

These have been in my closet for a good while and were also looking for a reason to be brought out and this helped make putting together this wardrobe a lot easier. There are only sizes for classic avi’s in this package, I was able to hide my feet to make it work with the length of the kimono.

DISPLAY:BAMSE: Bushido Display

This was the first piece that started the brainstorming into what you are seeing as the final production. I love learning about swords especially those of asian origin. They are beautifully crafted and not at all clunky like some of the bigger bladed weapons in history. To proudly display this fine creation by BAMSE is certainly an honor for me.

BACKDROP⊱ *bitter vanilla* -4- b.v Kuchinashi (Brown) @ MatsuriNEW

This is one of four different stylized backdrops that can be played for in the gacha machine at Matsuri. There are different color schemes each with accompanying HUD’s to change different parts of the scene. What’s best about this is that you can take the item from the machine to the main location and trade it in for a copy-able version that you won’t have to worry about it being eaten or accidentally deleted and gone for good.


<K&S> Fearless. Bento Poses 2 (2)

This is the second part of a pose set that I used in my last entry. Another three poses that are quite different from those you find in the first set. I really like the set as a whole and hope to find more like this from K&S

[#413] Sympathy For The Devil

Just as every cop is a criminal
and every sinner is a saint
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer

Sympathy For The Devil” – The Rolling StonesListen

You might call this my first foray into October theme blogging but it’s not my usual creepy type work but I think I’m saving that for deeper in the month before Halloween but rest assured it is coming. I’ve been use the song choice for this entry as a theme for a while but just couldn’t figure out the right time and place for it but it seems now I have.

For this scene I combined a bit of new items, items I’ve used previously, and things that are recent but not new enough to be given that distinction.

In a second straight entry, I put together several pictures besides my main storytelling photo to give different angles along with close-ups of items that aren’t as clearly seen (which I do to give you a better idea what they look like) so it might help you make a better informed decision on whether or not you may purchase an item.

Sponsors for the blog that are being featured in this post are Avi-Glam and two different items from Go&See. Events that I’ve been to with items being shown here include Shiny Shabby, Men Only Monthly, and The Men’s Department.

In summary I think that I put together a pretty good look that would befit the “Prince of Darkness” and make a pretty handsome devil (I got jokes I know!)

Before I put this entry to bed, just to let all of you know the Men Only Monthly event will close for the current round on the 15th of October so you still have a few days to check it out to see what’s available. Shiny Shabby will also close their current round on the same day which gives you an opportunity to grab a friend or your significant other or whoever you might want to take with you and make a day of shopping.

For those of you that are reading thanks for stopping by and joining me on this adventure or any of my previous others that I’ve been on. I hope that you continue to follow this space as I continue to grow. Now that you’ve patiently waited through my rambling, here are the credits and I bid you adieu for now.

On to the next conversation…

HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Late Hair
HEADCATWA – Stanley

This head has been around a while but this is my first time using it for a scene. Stanley has a more rugged look to him with certain skins and shapes and I’ve been known more for having looks that were less defined. I do certainly like the possibilities of combinations I can work with in the future so I consider this to be a successful experiment.

EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACE⊱ Go&See * Christian * @ M.O.MNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPEGo&See * Stan * Shape

As with using the head for the first time, I am using this shape which was created with Stanley in mind. I also combined it with the newest skin in the Go&See lineup which is at Men Only Monthly. I think it is a great combination and a little different from the majority of looks I go with but doing different things is a challenge that I’ll gladly accept.

JACKETBakaboo – Baka Yakuza Suit – Color B

If you like diverse style as I do then Bakaboo is definitely a brand to keep an eye on. Creator Ocean Blackthorne’s approach at fashion is quite different from anything I’ve experienced. I’ve had my eye on the brand for a while and finally seeing this suit (which is sold separately from the trousers) I knew that I had feature it. Keep in mind that it is classic sizes (XS-XL) but with alpha cuts I am wearing the M size and I think it looks great.

PANTSBakaboo – Baka Yakuza Pants – Color B

The second half of this ensemble and what more can I say that I haven’t already said. The whole outfit together certainly gives a new dimension to formal wear as far as suits are concerned. It’s certainly not plain by any means and definitely draws attention. The sizes are the same as with the suit jacket (XS-XL) and should work with most normal male mesh bodies but try a demo first just to be on the safe side.

SHOES⊱ SEMLLER – SLIP ON @ TMDNEW

Normally I do not write anything about item’s I have previously featured but I did receive an updated version today which changed the layout of the HUD but there are not any new features or colors added.

WINGS⊱ .::Arkan::. Bento Wings + Fitmesh ♯ Marketplace

What better than a pair of wings for a fallen angel? These bento animated wings come with a HUD giving you five color choices so that you’re able to pick what best suits your mood. I like how detailed this product is and it was easy to time my shots with the animations so that made it a lot easier to work with. If you are into fantasy or role-play I’d recommend you check this out as I am very impressed.

BACKDROP[ ISUKA ] Inbetween Backdrop

I needed a darker type background and I know ISUKA is one of my go to brands for backdrops. This stairway and hall combination was perfect for the scene I set up. If you are looking for something great to shoot a picture with there are a variety of different backdrops available at their store. Give them a look and see how your photography can be inspired.


<K&S> Fearless. Bento Poses 1 (3 / 1)

This pose set was originally for sale at the Hipster Men’s Event last month. I couldn’t really find an idea or inspiration where I could use these so I set them aside for when I could. K&S is a brand that I’ve been following for quite a while and have used a small but fair amount of their poses. I always seem to find something from them to use.

[#409] It Was Worth It In The End

We knew we had to leave this town
But we never knew when and we never knew how
We would end up here the way we are

September” – DaughtryListen

As the season is beginning to change you’ll start seeing scenery changes on just about all the fashion blogs out there and there’s nothing wrong with that. I encourage people to use whatever might inspire them and the changing of seasons is one of those things that can help renew the creative juices flowing within our minds. While personally I am not a fan of colder weather I do embrace it every now and again when it gives me something to work with.

Listening to some playlists the other day I came up with the theme for this photo and it really fits considering the title of the song is the month we are actually still in (but not for much longer of course). It also happened that I saw a photo at a sim I always enjoyed taking pics at, The Fall Trace, which I had not kept up with or even thought was still open. Very glad that it is though and there is a taxi for you down in the full credits.

I only have one sponsored item in my look this time and is another color from the “Charm Eyes” by Avi-Glam currently being sold at Shiny Shabby. I feel as though sometimes if you feature more then one color from an eye set it helps consumers make more of a decision on whether or not they want to purchase the product.

Also in this look set are items from The Men’s Department which has a day or so more left before they close up for the beginning of the next round to get set up. I really did managed to bring home a lot of merch from this month’s event and every bit of it has been great to feature in my work.

Events also featured in this entry are the Hipster Men’s Event and a brand new round of Shoetopia (which I was excited to see as there are usually a small but good amount of footwear for us fellas there). As for the Hipster Men’s event, I have since its first round come home with quite a few items. Another reason to look forward to the beginning of a new month!

I’ve taken up enough of your time but I’m glad you’ve come to take a look at my latest adventure but it is time to go begin a new one…a new conversation if you will. Below are the credits as well as some personal thoughts on the newest items in the look.

Onto the next conversation …

HAIR⊱ no.match_ – NO_SNOW @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Even Kit Harrington himself would be impressed with this hair based off of his character on Game of Thrones. This very authentic looking hair is available in several different color packs as well as a variety and Fatpack. Also included is a HUD for a matching hairbase. It comes in a small and large size. I had to take a front and back photo of this to show you how accurate it looks.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea ♯ NEW
EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes – Fatpack @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACE⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ – Andrea 003 @ LeLutkaNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT/VEST⊱ ::K:: Classy Gillet Homme Tan @ TMDNEW

Part one of a separated outfit available for a few more days at The Men’s Department. Shirt and Vest (or Gillet’s as they are also called) combinations are a favorite of mine to have in my virtual closet. There are several Gillet colors to choose from (also available in a Fatpack if you can’t decide on just one) with an included HUD that gives you 6 options to change the color of your shirt to. Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male body wearers can head over to TMD to take a look at this very casual combo.

PANTS⊱ ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Navy @ TMDNEW

So you’ve probably just picked up the Classy Gillet and are thinking “I don’t have any pants to go with this” and then as you are at TMD your eyes wander below to find these excellent pair of cargo’s. With the option to wear them with or without the included belt (which has a HUD to change the color) you are sure to look your best wherever you may be wearing them to, either by themselves or as a complete outfit with the Classy Gillet. These pants are available separately or as a Fatpack and compatible with the same sizes as the Gillet above.

SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- @ ShoetopiaNEW

With the upper and lower part of the body covered, I needed something to cover the dogs as it were and fortunately enough a new round of Shoetopia opened. A&D does a really good job with producing quality clothing and footwear and my eyes feasted upon these monk styled dress shoes and thought they were perfect. Just like any other A&D release if you purchase the full Fatpack you get treated to bonus colors and in this release you get them in the form of both shoe and sock colors. Wearers of Classic avi’s as well as Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male mesh bodies will be able to wear these very slick shoes. They are sure to complement any dressed up look and could even be right for some casual attire situations as well.

Photo Taken @ The Fall Trace


WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #4 (1) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Pose makers Wrong and The Owl collaborate to bring us a pose pack for the Hipster Men’s Event. 4 different poses to choose from that could make for a good photo opportunity with a quality bento enhanced pose. If these two continue to collaborate in the future I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled. Check them out, I encourage you to.

[#408] Written In The Stars

Oh written in the stars
a million miles away
A message to the main…

Written In The Stars” – Tinie Tempah (Feat. Eric Turner)Listen

A few days ago one of the most anticipated male mesh releases hit the ground running. I’m talking about the “ANDREA” bento mesh head by LeLutka. Now I know that a lot of people are familiar with the name from their many different female heads over time but now us fellas have one of our own and I picked one up to see if the hype was worth all the waiting.

I’ll be getting to that in just a moment.

Upon it’s release, Andreas already had three different skins to choose from within the LeLutka store. Two of which were from Tableau Vivant and another from Clef de Peau. It did not take long for other major skin creators to follow suit with 3 different skins from Stray Dog and just recently 4 from Modulus’ “M-Bare” division. So for those of you who are uncertain about taking a look into it for lack of choices, I’m afraid that argument won’t hold water.

I’ll talk a little more about this product below in the credits.

Featured sponsors in this post include Avi-Glam which has a new eye release currently at Shiny Shabby as well as Image Essentials which has a new hand gesture that is a main store new release item. Also included are CULT and Pacagaia (which are new brands to me) as well as another hair from the Stealthic brand.

While I was coming up with my outfit I was also scouring around social media for a place to set the scene because I wasn’t feeling up to using one of the backdrops I have other plans for. This lead me to the Mother Road / Route 66 sim. This gorgeous stretch of roadway has various different things on both sides to explore and capture a moment in. You can find a taxi down below in the credits to go check it out for yourself.

It’s about that time that I leave you to check out the credits and my little notes/ramblings about the items and hope that they might help you give consideration to any of the items featured here within. Please also consider getting demo’s for the items so that you won’t be out of any money should they not work for you as you intend. Thank you for coming along with me on this little adventure and I’ll catch you all next time out.

HAIRStealthic – Hysteria

This side swept hair comes with a styling HUD to give you several different options as to how nice or messy your hair appears. It also has several color packs to choose from as well so that you can match just about any eyebrow/beard color combination you could think of and have it to your liking.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea ♯ NEW

I really feel like I cannot say enough good things about this product. I always was a bit jealous of the gals after seeing the HUDs these heads come with and the amount of interaction and features that are jammed into them. Right out of the box you get animations (expressions and moods) some which are static and some that are looped. As well as options for having braces and fangs (if you happen to be a role-player that has a demon or vampire character). I’m not sure I could even remember everything that the included HUD has because there’s so much. It does come pre-loaded with 10 skin tones by Tableau Vivant themselves who also now have Belleza body appliers for sale right inside the LeLutka store. The bento male head game has just elevated and the stakes are becoming higher which only us fellas can benefit from!

I also have to note that the head is Omega compatible but you must purchase the LeLutka Omega Installer from LoveNLust for any Omega compatible eye or skin appliers to work properly.

EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes – Fatpack @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Sometimes people choose to have different eye colors for different moods or just decide that they want a change of pace. Avi-Glam likely has at least one iris color from their Charm Eyes release that is sure to capture their attention. 30 different colors available with included HUDs for CATWA, OMEGA (which I used with the included LeLutka eyes from the Andrea package) and for the mesh eyeballs that are included. You can also choose the size of pupil (small, medium, or large) as well as which eye you would like to color for those who might want to mix and match (as it is getting closer to Halloween).

FACE⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ – Andrea 003 @ LeLutkaNEW

This handsome gentleman is going to take the world by storm. This new applier has features in and of itself from several color eyebrow options (no brows is one also) and also freckles, warpaint, and guyliner for the goth or rocker crowd. I’m highly impressed with the initial work from Tableau Vivant for the LeLutka bento head as I feel they must have taken a lot of time and effort to get this first release just right.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ BlankLIne V-NeckT [Gray] @ TMDNEW

Who could forget my massive shopping trip to The Men’s Department this month. I have to confess this was not one of my initial purchases in my first trip there but I did find it appealing and went back for it once I knew I had something that would match up with it well. This shirt comes in sizes for Belleza, Signature, and TMP male bodies.

SHORTS⊱ :PC: Tulio Shorts ♯ Marketplace

I came across these shorts while browsing Flickr and I knew a little of the brand but not much else. The ad led me to the item on the marketplace which I then thought I’d like to use for the scene you saw above. Sizes available for this product consist of Adam, Aesthetic (two versions), Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP male bodies. An included HUD gives you the ability to change the denim color, the belt color, and the color of the boxers.

BOOTS⊱ : CULT : Hipster Male Boot @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Personally I do not know a lot about this brand but after finding these boots and seeing some advertisements for other items that are also in other mainstream events going on right now, this is one to keep an eye on. I really like the look to these boots, they have the feel of combat boots with a little something extra. There is are 4 different shoe and sole colors to choose from which can be changed via the included HUD for many different combinations. Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, and SLink Physique male body owners will be able to easily wear these.

Photo Taken @ Mother Road / Route 66


IE – Counting Hands HUD ♯ NEW

If you’ve ever wanted to have your avatar pose with your hands counting down to something or just to signify a number then you’ll want to check out the Image Essentials “Counting Hands” HUD. This product will only effect the hands so you’ll have to use it with another pose of your choosing; the poses will also only work as long as you have the HUD attached for they will reset back to whatever they were defaulted to if the HUD is removed.