[#481] So Kiss Me

Kiss me out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress.

Sixpence None The Richer, ♫Kiss Me

Once again I am going outside of my norm by dusting off the lady version of myself and I’m sure there’s a joke in there about me getting in touch with my feminine side but we can save all that for later. I’m starting to branch out a little bit and maybe slightly abandoning the “strictly male” blog label in exchange for allowing myself to have the ability to create things and not limit myself.

Maybe I’m more of just a fashion/lifestyle/art blogger.

You might think that I’d get annoyed when friends, family or fellow bloggers send me items they’ve played from a Gacha machine that they don’t want but honestly it gives me a chance to see what I can do from another perspective. When I received the Serenity Style “Choiboy Cloud Backdrop” I knew that there wasn’t anything that I’d likely be able to figure out to do with it for myself. That’s when I put on the old thinking cap and started brainstorming and remembered there was a really great swing pose and prop from Ardent Poses at the Pose Fair right now and my plan was taking off.

“Hanging By A Moment” is a gacha that contains 10 poses (8 commons and 2 RARES) and features a flowered porch swing (or it could just be a swing placed just about anywhere as you can see from my photo. Normally you would think blogging the RARE would have been my aim but I’m sure it’s probably been done ad nauseum by other bloggers so I took the road less traveled and went with one that I thought looked cute (yes I said the word cute).

Coming up with an outfit was something I though could be difficult but the fact remains and it has pretty much always been that females have the corner of the market of everything in-world so really all that was needed was to take a look through events and their shopping guides and I’d find what I wanted…which was to be very simple and down to earth, sweet if you will.

I find it amusing that it takes me longer to put things together for Brena (yes I decided it would be easier if I stopped constantly referring to her as female me or fembot and also it’s a play on my name so it works and is also a good song by A Perfect Circle). I worked with a few different hairs but was not catching the right vibe and then I went to The Epiphany because I had my sights set on the RARE “Macaron” Hair from Navy+Copper. It only took a few plays to win it thankfully but it was worth it for having color choices to choose from as it was the Fat Pack.

It was also the right length that I wanted without getting in the way of anything or digging into her like the previous hairs I tried had.

3/4 of the outfit was complete and all I needed was a dress that would go with the idea of the swing which had flowers entwined into it, which reminded me of the latest creation from Apple May Designs currently at Collabor88 called “Country Girl”. One thing that makes things easier when I’m styling Brena is that just about every designer on the planet creates clothes for Maitreya so I will likely never have to worry about finding something to wear for her as opposed for myself not everyone makes clothing for the Belleza male body all the time.

As I said the contrasts between these two worlds is there and many people realize it but at the same time many do not or prefer to be blissfully oblivious to it.

Now that I’ve done two solo blog posts with just Brena in them, I feel more confident that I can do that from time to time when ideas and items that appeal to me that I’d like to feature her for is possible; it also gives me a chance to do poses that I might not have done in the past that involves a more couples feel. That way there won’t be any missed opportunities or chances to visually post ideas that have circled my brain.

That is all I have for this blog post, remember that you have until the 30th to get to Pose Fair to check out Ardent Poses and until the 6th of May to get to Collabor88 to check out all the things they have to offer.

Until our paths cross again, on to the next conversation…


HAIR: Navy+Copper – Macaron Fat Pack RARENEW @ The Epiphany
HEAD: LeLutka – Chloe 3.0 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Lara Hurley – Cindy (Milky) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

DRESS: Apple May Designs – Country Girl (Hawaii) ✦ NEW @ C88
BRACELET: Izzie’s – Assorted Beads Bracelet (Female)

BACKDROP: Serenity Style – ChoiBoy Cloudy Backdrop

POSE: Ardent Poses – Hanging By A Moment #4 ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair

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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

[#417] When You’re On Easy Street

And we’re breaking out the good champagne
We’re sitting pretty on the gravy train
And when we sing every sweet refrain repeats…

Easy Street” – The Collapsable Hearts ClubListen

For my second Halloween post I thought I would bring some people back down memory lane (which may make them a bit terse) by choosing a theme that was a part of one of the most mind shattering moments of season 7 of The Walking Dead. The dreaded song that kept repeating over and over to torture and try to break Daryl Dixon. After the episode aired the song went viral and probably not for the better. So in my own crazy way I’m bringing it back to remind you!

While I probably should have saved the theme for an actual zombie apocalypse type scene, I just couldn’t pass up how quirky the song was for the feel I was putting together for this shoot. With a crazy murderous fowl on the loose, it certainly made a great combination in my mind.

For this session, I took a lot of different photos with various angles and lighting but what you are seeing on this blog entry are the best of the best after minor post-processing. I don’t usually try to overdo anything because then it completely changes the composition of what was originally intended.

Avi-Glam has kindly provided two different products (a skin and eyes) for me to feature and give my thoughts on. The entry also features many items from the current (and still open) TMD event which has about a week or so left before they close it off to begin switching things out for the next round.

This entry also features goods from Men Only Monthly and The Epiphany which has some really great Gacha machines to play with exclusive items to collect before they are gone for good once the round is over.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my second submission for the Halloween 2017 series of photos. I still have more to come in the next few posts (including a collaboration that I am extremely excited about). Another adventure in the books and please be sure to check out the styling credits below. Get your shopping on and I’ll see you again soon.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR+elua+ Quinn
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ AG. Natural Eyes @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

6 new eye colors are available for you to take a peak at during the newly opened round of Shiny Shabby. The applier HUD (and I’ll list compatibility here in a second) with some of the eyes gives you the option to choose which eye you wish to color or you can apply it to both eyes as well as what pupil size. Mixing and matching is possible which I think can be unique in many instances.

Compatible with: Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega (as well as included mesh eyeballs)

FACEAG. Noah Skin

This skin is for the LeLutka Andrea bento head. Noah has a youthful appearance with 8 skin tones to suit most people’s requirements. The applier HUD has 3 brow color options (along with a non-brow option). There is the option to buy an accompanied shape as well if you choose not to use your own.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SWEATER⊱ Lenox Wool Sweater @ TMDNEW

A very nicely detailed sweater which is something I’d definitely wear in the colder months as I am from a part of the US that tends to get some rather special weather during the winter months. Even though in the virtual world hot/cold doesn’t tend to factor, a lot of people treat their surroundings just like their own real locations. The cool thing about this sweater is you can wear it along with the coat that is also available at TMD this month.

Compatible with: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP.

PANTS⊱ ::K:: Levi Jodhpurs Herringbone Tweed-Gray @ TMDNEW

Sometimes not featuring a product right away can be a good thing. I had not used these for anything right when I bought them at the opening of this months TMD. I received a message with an update from Kitt Ragu himself and we had a nice little conversation. It’s those kinds of things that will be a reason that I will continue purchasing and blogging ::K:: branded items. Kitt took the time to personally send out the update to those who purchased them. Such a class act!

These pants come with two types (one of them a shorter leg length for use with boots I am imagining) and also has a belt as well.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature and SLink.

BOOTS::ROC:: Martens Boot! Mid

BACKDROPtaikou / gaien market backdrop

This backdrop scene is really a phenomenal build, with great details and textures. It was a part of the previous months round of Kustom9 and I purchased it towards the end of the round so I was not able to use it before they closed it to begin setting up for this month’s round. Personally I feel like it helped build the kind of gritty late night atmosphere or someone closing up shop for the night only to be met by a creepy presence.

JACKET⊱ COMPLEX / JACKET / W-B @ M.O.MNEW

This lightweight hooded parka comes in 6 different colors (worn in gray color). Two bonus colors are included in a fatpack that also has a HUD in which you can change the color of various parts of the jacket to your desired look.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature and SLink male mesh bodies.

JEANS⊱ INVICTUS – Button Jeans – Jeans @ M.O.MNEW

Nicely made basic roll-up jeans that come in 6 denim colors (which the model is wearing the regular blue denim color). A fatpack is also available if you like all of the colors and want to get them at a discounted price.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male mesh bodies. Also included is a regular fitmesh size for classic avatars.

SHOES-NOeditiON- SuperStar – Yellow

MASK⊱ *katat0nik* (yellow) Cockface Mask @ The EpiphanyNEW

When I first saw the advertisment for this Gacha at The Epiphany, I thought it was one of the oddest and most unique things I’ve come across in a while and just had to find a way to incorporate it into a scene. The particular head I used reminds me a lot of the well known to baseball fans “San Diego Chicken” mascot…even though it is meant to be a rooster, it’s still fowl (or is that foul? I kid I kid).

BAT⊱ Inkside – Barbed Wire Baseball Bat ♯ Marketplace

This mesh prop comes with an automatic shoulder lean pose but it also works with other poses that includes baseball bats. This item is clearly inspired by “Lucille” the she-devil sidekick to the nefarious Negan of The Walking Dead. This was a pretty cool marketplace find to help pull together a strange scene.

IE – Choices (3)
Del May – Kneel Pose
[ t.s.t ] Slugger Pose Pack ♯ Marketplace

[#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!

[#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