[#388] I Start Changing With Everything Around Me

I’m walking wires
Over a train crash
I’m holding on
And you, you make me useless
You left me senseless
You lead me on

Brush It Off” – Plan ThreeListen

I know it’s been a bit longer than I would have liked between my last posting and this one but things out in the real world seemed to have grabbed hold a little tight as they have been as of late but I still have the desire to bring you great visuals with style and fashion. In this entry I am bringing you a few Marketplace items and giving you a quick look at Summerfest ’17 before it ends on the 20th, as well as newer events such as the Hipster Men’s Event and returning for a new round: The Epiphany. Time to give you the dish on what I’m wearing in this look!


HAIR⊱ Exile – Walking the Wire ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Summerfest ’17

Exile is one of the few hair stores that rarely if ever disappointment me and their item for this years Summerfest is no exception. The fact that the name aligned with the idea of what I wanted to do with my visuals makes it that much better. A nicely combed back look is very handsome and well kept. You have a little bit of time left before the beach closes for the year at Summerfest ’17. It runs until the 20th of July so make a mad dash if you haven’t already been there to get your fix.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento) ♯ ☆NEW
EYESGo&See * Land *
FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace
BEARDNivaro – Rough
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPE⊱ HF – Shape Edward ♯ Marketplace

SHIRT⊱ ExalteD – T-Shirt Jersey {Blue} ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hipster Men’s Event

One of the reasons I like this item is that it’s a well made sports shirt that isn’t trying to be fancy with crazy colors or designs. It’s simple and the kind you would wear when you’re relaxing on the weekend. It’s fitted for the popular mesh bodies which means just about any guy out there on the grid can wear it and look stylish and cool.

JEANS⊱ M.NA: Meraki ♯ Marketplace

These jeans were a part of a past event but like some items seemed to have gotten set aside in my closet for the right moment. While there is not a main store for Mirage NA in-world, they do have this item up on the Marketplace. It’s a small growing store but I hope to see more from them in the future. Sizes included are Signature, SLink, and TMP but with the use of alphas, I was able to make it work for the Belleza body as well without issue. These jeans also have a special use but I’ll leave that for you to discover on your own if you choose to look into this product further.

SHOES⊱ -NOeditiON- SuperStar (SLink M) Blue COMMON ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

That time is once again upon us, the magic of The Epiphany is back to enchant our wallets. What I like about this event is that unlike most Gacha events that you play a machine a billion times just to get one little item and are left with a bazillion extras, you can turn those in for prizes that you can only get while the event is running. NOeditOn is offering a slick sneaker based off of one of the most classic shoes of all time. The SuperStar sneakers are offered in sizes for the ladies and for Signature and SLink for the fellas. There are 15 different colors you can with with chance to also win the white “Classic” and one that has a HUD to change the shoe with all the colors available in the set along with black which are both the RARE items in the machine. I really love these sneakers and they are definitely for that laid back casual guy.


. Infiniti . – Walk the Line (02) ♯ Marketplace

The cherry on top of the sundae for this entry. It helps create a visual within one of the lyrics of the song chosen to be the theme of the entry. It comes with a pose prop of wires but also has the singles poses included so you can use it freely with any setting you choose. Very well put together which makes me extremely happy I found it to be able to use in this visual.

Coming up in the some of my future postings will be coverage of a really cool event called Indie Teepee which starts on the 21st of July as well as the most current round of Men Only Monthly on the 20th. I look forward to bringing you coverage of these events and other great stores; I also encourage you to take a look at the items, stores, and events featured in this post as well. Remember to take demos for a happy shopping experience. I’ll see you over on the next one but until then as always, stay stylish fellas!

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[#366] Story Of My Life

Life goes by so fast
You only want to do what you think is right
Close your eyes and then it’s past…

Story Of My Life” –  Social Distortion  ♫Listen

Oi! Welcome back to those of you who are returning readers and for those of you who might just be visiting for the first time, it’s a pleasure to have you. I’ve got another punk inspired look for you today as it seems that I’m on that kick at the moment. This entry contains items from the Men Only Hunt 9, The Epiphany, Cosmopolitan and Kustom9 with a preview of one of the exclusives by Go&See at The Dark Style Fair 4.

For the second straight entry the “Simon” skin from Avi-Glam returns. This time I paired it up with a much thicker beard to show a more rugged side. I’ve also thrown in the “Wagner” Flat Cap from {Fe Style} that is still available in the Men Only Hunt 9 which is still going for a few more days. If you are not sure what it’s all about, check back a few entries where I gave a link for the location of the HUD used to jump from location to location involved in the Hunt.

As a blogger it if sometimes nice to get to preview items before an event opens which is what I’ve been able to have the privilege of doing with the “Mountain” eyes appliers from Go&See which will be exclusive to The Dark Style Fair 4 starting May 1st. These eyes are appliers for the Catwa mesh eyes and have a HUD that includes 10 different color iris’.

For you Gacha addicts I have a little something for you as well. Semller and LeNoir have collaborated for an outfit that is a part of The Epiphany event. The machine has specific buttons for different sizes so you can choose the best one that fits your body. I chose of course the [SIGNATURE] Gianni version. One of the best things about this shirt is there is an accompanying HUD that gives you four different choices for the texture; of course I went with the worn look to match with the item that I’m about to talk about next.

In a previous installment of These Conversations Kill, I covered a pair of [ VERSOV ] Jeans called “STEFOV” from The Men’s Department. They’ve released a different set of these jeans at Kustom9 and today I’m featuring the “CUSTOM GRUNGE” version. These light denim, rolled up, jeans with a bit of fraying go really well with the Semller work boots that I had in my closet just waiting for use.

I have one more item from the dynamic [ VERSOV ] brand that you can grab at the Limit8 event. The “NOTROLLOV BRACELET” in Black comes with a HUD that changes the face and metal of the little skull that connects the beads together. Each metal has a pretty funny name to it so I urge you to check this out if bracelets are your thing. This item was not limited to a certain amount but I do believe that once the event is finished it will no longer be sold which means once Limit8 is over this item is off the market. Again I really do recommend this item as a must have accessory.

Now that you can see what went into my punk rock/grunge casual look, you can scroll down to the credits below and take a taxi to the stores and events that were a part of what made this complete. Take a trip, grab a demo and browse around but most importantly, fellas, stay stylish while doing it!


HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See – Mountain ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4
FACE⊱ AG. Simon Skin (Light) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan
BEARDY-U: CYRUS “BLK”
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Wally ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ SaNaRae

SHIRT⊱ Semller & LeNoir – T-Shirt V1.1 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
JEANS⊱ [ VERSOV ] STEFOV JEANS – CUSTOM GRUNGE ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Kustom9
BOOTSSemller – Worker Boots (BLACK)

CAP{Fe Style} Wagner Flat Cap ♯ ☆NEWMOH9
BRACELET⊱ [ VERSOV ] NOTROLLOV BRACELET – BLACK ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8


*CN* pose 1756 (6b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Pose Fair ’17

[#363] And You Are Where I Want To Be

In the back of my mind, well I thought my god
‘Cause all of the hell that’s in my time
But I can still see the birds
And where they went this year

Where I Want To Be” –  The Dangerous Summer  ♫Listen

One of the things as far as fashion goes that always seems to catch my interest and that 9 times out of 10 I will buy…are items with the houndstooth pattern on them. I cannot recall when it first started for me but I grew an affinity for it and now keep a look out for it in shopping guides and whenever I am at a store or event. In this entry I found two items that fit that criteria and are very well made so I felt compelled to feature them and share them with the viewers/readers of this site.

This look started with going to the Shoetopia event. Even though I did not feature the “Stray” creeper shoes from {kokoia} while the event was active, I could not find the right items to pair it with until the newest round of The Men’s Department started up and I was strolling through and found the suit from Scars (in which the jacket/shirt and trousers are sold separately so keep that in mind). I liked the quality of this suit and there were three different suit colors to choose from but what caught my eye the most was that the black jacket had a shirt included with a houndstooth pattern. I instantly thought “well now I have an outfit” and now I’m here telling you about it.

The “Slim Fit” suit from Scars comes in Standard sizes but I made it fit easily with the alpha cuts on the Gianni body. It looks great in combination with the creepers. Makes for one stylish gentleman, don’t you think?

While I’m still sorting through the items from the Men Only Hunt 9, I thought I would give you a look at the “Jaxx” skin from 7 Deadly s{k}ins. It comes in the caramel tone and also provides skin appliers for just about all types of bodies which means if you haven’t been out there hunting for items, this is one stop you should make if you were to. I totally encourage doing the hunt, it’s not every day that designer’s put out items at no cost other than group gifts every now and then.

Speaking of gifts, Exile just redid their main location and are offering the “Tommy” hair for the fellas and the “Gina” for the gals. The hairs come complete with all the color HUDS included so you have all of them at your disposal. After taking a moment to think about it, Tommy and Gina are names that are used in the Bon Jovi classic “Living On A Prayer”. I find that really clever but I’m sure I wasn’t the first to notice this either.

Also a part of this look are the MESANGE “Roseland Eyes” which were a part of The Chapter Four event which is now over but you can grab them at their main location in the credits below. There are 15 different iris colors and a HUD that controls the mesh eyes that are included as well as Omega enabled eyes that you may have.

For the second entry in a row I have used a backdrop from SEUL’S “#scenes” gacha machine from The Epiphany as well as a different pose from the “Kai” pose set by Image Essentials that is currently available at the TWE12VE event to complete the look and scene that you see above.

Now that you know some of what went into this entry, I’ll leave you with the credits so that you yourself can take a taxi to the stores and events that were a part of this installment.

As always until next time, keep it stylish fellas!


HAIRExile – Tommy (Store Gift)
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – BENTO – v2.0 **UPDATED**
EYESMESANGE – Roseland Eyes
FACE7 Deadly s[K]ins – Jaxx (Caramel) ♯ ☆NEW☆ MOH9
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JACKET⊱ …Scars… Slim Fit Suit Jacket [Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ …Scars… Slim Fit Suit Bottom [Black] ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES{kokoia} Stray

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Elevator Highrise ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (6m) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

[#362] How Did You Love?

No one gets out alive
Every day is do or die
The one thing we leave behind
Is how do you love…”

How Did You Love?” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

With the tumultuous times in the world today I thought for a moment what it would truly be like if everyone just did their thing and didn’t care about differences that people have all around. I picked the theme of this entry because it really called to me. At the end of the day when it comes time to go on to the next whatever it is we embark upon when our mortal life ends. I think a lot of us would or should think back to how they went through the course of their life. I know personally, I’d want to know that I cared enough about the people around me and gave love (and there’s different kinds of it mind you) to everyone I knew. It’s a little deep but thought provoking all the same.

Now that I’ve gotten the heavy commentary out of the way I have a lot of great things to share with you. Another look at items from The Men’s Department along with things from Cosmopolitan, The Epiphany, The Black Fair, and Bloom.

Modulus has been on a roll lately with making quality skins and the newest item that’s arrived at Bloom is no exception. “Beckett” is available in 6 different tones and has options for eyebrows and new to this product a neck tattoo. I thought that was a great added touch from the normal where you could have eyebrows and a facial hair. This way if you choose to add that you can use your favorite Catwa or Omega applier and also have a neck tat to boot.

I combined this with the “Anders” shape from Reach, which can be found at The Black Fair until the 19th of April. Take a look at their booth if you are not satisfied with this product they have plenty of others that are excellent too.

RIOT has taken a favorite of theirs and given it a re-release for the Bloom event. The “Joseph” Cargo’s have added colors and a new lower lag HUD to make things easier. I was a fan of this product during its initial release so I was happy to hear that it was given a new makeover of sorts. New sizes have been added as well so if the first time around it wasn’t compatible with the body you have, there is nary a doubt that it will fit perfectly now. Also, if you previously purchased this item you can go to the RIOT store and have a new version redelivered to you otherwise you’ll have to head over to the Bloom event where they are exclusive until the event is over.

A&D is one of the brands within the last year or less that has continuously put out great footwear with great fits for mesh bodies such as Absolut-Creation’s “Adam”, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard avatars, and also TMP. At the current round of Cosmopolitan which runs until the 22nd, you still have time to grab up the very casual and stylish “Barcelona” shoes. Of course as you can tell it is another low top design that I absolutely had to have and knowing I could get much use out of it splurged to get the Fatpack so that I could style it in whatever way I wanted. The leather, the cord laces, the soles etc.

There’s been a gacha madness sighted at The Epiphany! The event opened up on the 15th and let me tell you it was quite an adventure to get in just in! I’ve slowly become a fan of using well put together backdrops. It still does not substitute actually finding a location out on the grid but it can sometimes help set a mood. I found that in the SEUL “#scenes” machine. The backdrop I am using is called “Storefront Blanc” and I thought the wall with graffiti on it was a great place to park myself in front of.

Lastly, another item from the Twe12ve event is the “Kai” pose set from Image Essentials. There are 6 different BENTO enabled poses to choose from with mirrors so that if you favor a particular side more you have your choice of what direction you wish to pose in. It also makes me happy that I’m getting to see new male poses from IE especially ones that are BENTO enabled. Gives me a lot more to work with when trying to express myself.

For those of you who celebrated the Easter holiday this past weekend, I hope it was an enjoyable one and that if you had time off that you were well rested. I know that I got some approved relaxation and now I’m back at it once again.

I’ve bent all your ears’ off so I’m going to wrap this up and encourage you to look below to the credits to find the great stores and events to check out the items I’ve featured or any of the other great items you can find at them. Until the next time, as always stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Beckett Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Anders Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Black Fair

BLAZER⊱ L&B Swear – Blazer ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Joseph Cargo Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
SOCKS⊱ ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva Short Socks (#2)
SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Barcelona ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan

CAPLegal Insanity – Ascot Flat Cap – Herringbone

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Storefront Blanc ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

[#330] Your Dream Is Over…Or Has It Just Begun?

Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game…of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day…

Silent Lucidity” –  Queensryche  ♫Listen

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Tableau Vivant has returned with a new skin that is available at their flagship store. “Fabian” is just one of three new releases that were made to work with the CATWA “Daniel” head. There are a variety of tones to choose from ranging from very pale to dark. Whatever your preference is, there’s a tone for you. Originally the store only had body appliers for SLink Physique but I’ve discovered that they also have them now for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body, which I was pleased to see as that is primarily my favorite to use right now.

After another trip to Men Only Monthly, I find myself wearing new ink. Tattoos are something that I don’t seem to do very much of but that doesn’t mean I don’t like them or want to use them. They just very rarely are a part of my vision for the photos I take. ISUKA has been one of my favorite tattoo creators as of late and when I saw the “VX” I knew that I needed to incorporate it into something. The detail is phenomenal and you have a choice of Fresh, Normal, and Faded styles. It also comes with appliers for both Omega for all compatible body types and for [SIGNATURE] Gianni.

As a side note, returning in this post from Men Only Monthly are the “Ardor Eyes” from Avi-Glam. I chose to go with the Green tone because I liked the way that it looked with the lighting that I used in my setup.

While it isn’t a new release, the “Jax” hair from BURLEY is one of the more recent for them. There are a variety of colors and tones you can choose from but this time I just bought their version of a variety pack. The cool feature of this hair is it comes with a HUD that you can wear it as a full hair or you can remove one of the sides for a partial shaved look.

For the only article of clothing I have on, I am wearing the N-Uno “Steve” pants. These were available in a previous round of Men Only Monthly but can be purchased now at their store. The pants come in sizes for Standard Fitmesh, SLink Physique, and TMP bodies. I would liken them to jogging/lounge pants and they have a stripe down the side that you are unable to see from the angle that I shot at.

Identity Body Shop created and released a new set of Hairbases and Beards at The Men’s Dept for Jaunuary. The latter you can see here in the form of the “Fresh” beard; it comes in 6 different tones.

Last but not least is the item that kind of pulled my idea together. [Black Bantam] created a infant baby gatcha machine for The Epiphany event. These little ones have a hold pose and a menu when clicked upon to interact with them. The RARE consists of one of the infants inside of a basket. There are 6 different tones to win with both common and RARE allowing for 12 different prize possibilities.

You can find these items and more by taking a look at the style credits below along with a taxi to them. That’s all I’ve got for you this time but I’ll see you all again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!

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HAIRBURLEY – Jax – Sampler
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Green) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Tableau Vivant \\ Fabian – Tone 3 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BEARD⊱  IDTTY Faces – Fresh Beard ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA VX ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

PANTSN-Uno – Steve Pants // N-3

INFANT⊱  [Black Bantam] For Lali Infant Baby Boy 1 ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

[#328] When Everything Comes To An End

We bow to you
The frail, the bruised
Who start anew

When everything comes to an end
You play the fool
The painful truth
Is told through you…

When Everything Comes To An End” –  Plan Three  ♫Listen♫

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Gachaholics rejoice, The Epiphany is back again for another round of random madness! I’ve returned from plugging the Gabriel machine and am excited to tell you about it. But first, for those of you who do not know what The Epiphany is, let me give you a brief crash course.

The Epiphany is an event which has some of the best designers on the grid with products in Gacha Machines. For a fixed price you get a random prize out of the ones shown on the machine itself. Most people get frustrated when they amass a pile of extras from a certain machine but that’s the best part of this event. If you are unable to trade or resell these items you can turn them in for points which you can stockpile and purchase prizes from the machines that are specific only to this event and once it is over are gone for good.

Back to the Gabriel machine now and the spoils I’ve earned from it. The machine is broken down into 3 hooded sweatshirts (Black, Gray, and White), 5 Color Denim Pants (Black, Green, Navy, Red, and White), 3 styles of work boots (Black, Brown, and White) and the RARE item is an off shoulder leather jacket which can go on your shirtless shoulder or wearing one of the hoodies in the set, which is a nice touch I have to say.

I also have made another trip to Men Only Monthly and have more goodies from there. Returning again are the Avi-Glam “Ardor Eyes” which this time I’m wearing a sea color appropriately named “Baltic”.

Go&See has returned with their first male skin release which is designed for best use with the Catwa Daniel Bento and [GA.EG] Damon Bento heads. The Jayden skin has 4 tones available (Dark Tan, Pale, Tan, and Goth) and also includes body appliers for SLink Physique, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and TMP mesh bodies. In the applier HUD, you also get an option for brows or a browless option as well as clean shaven or facial hair.

Be sure to keep an eye out for future posts with more items from The Men’s Dept, Men Only Monthly, and the newly opened SIGNATURE Event that I’m excited to let you know about. It’s back to it for me but until the next, keep it stylish fellas! Here’s the credits!!!

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HAIRBASEMODULUS – Jax (Monochromes)
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Baltic) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Go&See * Jayden  * Pale ~ ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACIAL HAIRClef de Peau – Beard 4 (Black)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ :GB: One-Shoulder Jacket RARE ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
HOODIE⊱ :GB: Hoodie / Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
PANTS⊱ :GB: Color Denim Pants / Green ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
BOOTS⊱ :GB: Work Boots / Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

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[vMo] Model Poses: My Sign (6) ≠ Not Available
Vestige Poses – Brennan 2 (8) ≠ @ Marketplace