[#403] I Am Loco

But sometimes I feel OK
And think I’m unique
You always try to critique
I turn my back on it anyway
Sucker! Punk-ass motherfucker!
I am loco!
Te falta un poco!
To get your ass in a choke-hold!

I Am Loco” – Ill NinoListen

After a small extended holiday weekend I am back with another look but this time I’m pretty much geeking out and doing the nerd thing. I enlisted some help from a friend (in this case victim) and got right to work. I think this would have definitely worked if I had placed it somewhere closer to the San Diego Comic-Con but not everything was in place at that time. I found some extra pieces create this idea as it was in a concept stage for a while. I feel like the theme holds up really well with the visuals albeit rather creepy.

After taking a look through some of my other work, it is safe to say that I have a bit of an obsession for a certain villain in the comics universe and most importantly the Clown Prince of Crime or in this case the Agent of Chaos version. I like to try to find ways to incorporate the visual when I can or come across items that inspire it as you’ll see in the credits below.

Several items are from the Marketplace but were integral parts of putting this scene together. I’ve also managed to get the credits for what my victim was wearing (though not everything is scene in the photos and for that I apologize). Of most of the comic inspired ones I have done, I feel that this one is certainly a favorite and came together as I had hoped. Now I am going to leave you with the credits below so you can maybe do some shopping of your own for photography or role-play needs. Be well and until the next adventure stay fashionable with a song in your soul.

HAIR+elua+ – Demi
HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
FACESTRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02
TEETH⊱ Mad’ – Dirty Mouth [Tongue+Teeth] ♯ Marketplace

What more can be said other than that an insane criminal is likely to have bad teeth. I wanted to get as close to accurate as I could in this scene with the character from the film. Scouring the marketplace I came across this applier for CATWA and after applying it, I was well on my way to acing the look.

BODYBelleza – Jake

OUTFIT⊱ *IS* Joker ♯ Marketplace

One of the most accurate renditions of this attire that I have seen out there on the grid and on the market. I really like this outfit and the fact that it is fitted for all major male mesh bodies makes it that much greater for fans like me out there. The one thing that was not 100% film accurate were the shoes but I cannot honestly tell you how many people would stare at shoes so that definitely gets a pass. Everything else is very spot on and it comes with a HUD with a makeup applier as well (One for Catwa, and also one for Omega respectively).

GLOVESVRSION LODE 5.0 Male Glove

BACKDROP⊱ ISUKA – We’re All Mad Backdrop ♯ Marketplace

This backdrop is simply amazing. I had seen it around in various places but was unable to purchase it during the event that it was first a part of. I went to their main location and did not seem to find it but luckily I was able to catch it on the Marketplace and my scene was pretty much set. If you like using backdrops in your photos you seriously need to check out this store, they also sell really great tattoos as well. You’ll thank me later!

HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Cricket Hair
HEAD[GA.EG] Evan ♯ NEW

Even though this item is not mine, I can give a little bit of commentary on it. This is the second male bento head release by the [GA.EG] brand and it seems a little smoother than the previous one which was very rugged and more matured. This face is quite handsome and can definitely turn heads (when it’s not being disfigured that is).

FACEGo&See *Louis* Milk
MAKEUPZibska ~ Ballard Makeup

This makeup that was part of the THEREAFTER event (I own this as well but didn’t get the opportunity to blog it…so it’s good that someone else helped me with it) and is very well a good fit for the theme of my scene. Terrorizing people and giving them a bit of a makeover is exactly what an Agent of Chaos would do; I think this would also be the result of it.

BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2

SHIRTN-Uno – Victor Top // N 9
JEANSN-Uno – Victor Jeans // N 9

I passed these items on as a gift for helping me out for this shoot. They were part of a Gacha from the Men Only Monthly event the round before this current one. They only fit Signature and SLink bodies so I figured that since the victim primarily wears the SLink Physique body that it would work better for him.

SHOES[VALE KOER] THE VASIFORMS ♯ GROUP GIFT


FOXCITY. Mens – Just Psycho
[vMo] Static Poses: So Dead ♯ Marketplace

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[#401] Where Do We Go From Here?

I’m not so glad I met you
It makes me want to go away
I touch
Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Where Do We Go From Here?” – FilterListen

Lately it seems I’ve been running back to Netherwood to do shoots because there are just so many places I can go at the location but what helps matters is that if you are a paid group member, you can put down items to help your scene. In this case it was the really cool plane wreckage that I found on the Marketplace. While I am not going to officially credit the item, I am going to give you the link to it here so that you can check it out yourself and some of the other items available.

Most of my items in this entry are not entirely new or from current events but they are from recent rounds of events that make them semi-new. I just can’t label them as new because that would not be telling the truth. In case you were wondering what exactly I consider new when I tag it that way in the credits is if it is currently available at an event or is a recent main store release during the particular month. Once the item is no longer at the event or the month ends I do not consider it to be new.

Most of the outfits I have had on lately I’ve really enjoyed putting together and this one is certainly no different. I managed to find a great hair, awesome clothes, great tattoos, and a good setting to paint a picture. Keep in mind that you should always take demos before buying, broken record or not, I am covering all the bases so you everyone who reads this (male or female) enjoys a great shopping experience and bringing home great clothing and accessories (and furniture in some cases). Time to put this one to bed and ask that you take a look at the credits below and until the next adventure, stay fashionable with a song in your heart.

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Anwar Hair @ Man CaveNEW

When I was thinking of a way to describe this hair it took a while for me to come up with something good until I thought of the fact that it reminded me a little bit of Travis Barker at one point in his blink-182 career. In a way I supposed you could also consider it a punk rock style as well. Either way it is one that I really have enjoyed and it really helped define this look. It comes in several color packs or you can purchase them all for an adjusted price (which if you were thinking of more than one would it be that bad of an idea?)

HAIRBASE/BEARD⊱ .:cheeky:. 3 Days Beard & Hairbase @ M.O.MNEW
HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYESGo&See – Pond

Somehow I managed to let these slip past my radar. These Catwa enabled applier eyes are a bit on the brooding side which is why they appeal to me and made putting them with this look a good choice. There are 10 iris colors to choose from with two versions.

FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02 @ TMDNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ ISUKA Struggle @ Man CaveNEW

When I saw this tattoo while I was browsing around during the opening of the current round of Man Cave I knew deep down I had to have this. A lot of times I tend to neglect tattoos which I know is not fair but sometimes it is hard to find looks to put them with. This was one of those times where I needed something to add a little extra edge to my look. There are three different opacity types and there are appliers for most major mesh bodies.

TANKTOPRazor/// Vice Sleevless Tee – LOS

This tank was a part of last months TMD and I just couldn’t find the right pair of pants to pair it with until I remembered I had the Washed Combat Joggers from REPRESENT which I’ll get to in a second. This graphic tank has regular and worn versions with a graphic that has several different color variations to it so that you can choose what works best for you. What made this promising is that it has a fit for the Belleza body which right now is hands down my favorite; it does come with other sizes as well, SLink, and Signature to name a few.

SWEATPANTSREPRESENT – Washed Combat Joggers “Navy”

I try not to rely too heavily on sweatpants or “joggers” as they are sometimes called but it seems my wardrobe lately has seen its fair share. Though it is good to be able to take a break from shorts or jeans and even dress pants because that kind of thing can bring you at a fashion impasse (or at least I think so). These come fitted for the usual mesh bodies but I would still suggest making sure you try them before purchasing just in case.

SHOES[VALE KOER] HEATUP SNEAKERS

Easily one of my top 5 favorite shoe designers as I’ve probably stated in past entries (I am more likely to say top 3 without hesitation). The fact that you can purchase a FATPACK for the price of what two single pairs of shoes might cost and have the ability to nearly unlimited customization makes it a no brainer. It is good that the Belleza body has the ability to work with SLink feet until designers start to release products for it outight. That way I can still wear the body and still continue wearing some incredible footwear.

RING^^Swallow^^ Lily Ring
RINGS⊱ Ysoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace

Photo Taken @ Netherwood


Imitation – Miguel

When a new pose maker comes across my radar I usually check them out just to see if they are going to have something that is going to catch my attention/interest. I came across the Imitation brand while doing a walk through of FI*Friday (Fifty Five Linden Friday). The poses looked good and for the price at the time seemed like a great deal. I am really impressed with the brand and have since purchased more poses (I believe they are also a part of the Animosity Pose brand as well) that I’ll be using coming up in future posts. Keep an eye out for this brand if you are looking for nicely made poses for guys because they are done very well.

[#397] Then Say No More…

I’ve been building scars up
Putting flames out with my fingers
Tell me when my times up
So my hope no longer lingers

This Is The Sound” – The ExiesListen

Sometimes when you become inspired by fashion or even a pose set and you are eager to get right into it you hope that when you finish the final result meets whatever expectation is in your head. I feel like with this particular session that it turned out as I expected and more. I really truly honestly love the raw emotion that flowed through when I put this together. You may even agree with me that it could be one of my best offerings in a while. Everything I used made this come together just as I had hoped it would.

Even though I haven’t put these items in the full credits I wanted to give honorable mention to the little items that helped make up the scene for this photo shoot. The round table I used is the “Barrel Table Redwood” by Trompe Loeil, the ashtray is a part of the “Lyla” bar set from [Fetch], the bottles are from a set by {Theosophy} which is no longer available, the store sadly is no more. Lastly the lighter is a part of a pose set called “Blow Smoke” by WetCat Poses. All of these items set the tone for what I was looking for as part of the theme. As I said it does have a bit of raw emotion to it and we’ve all at one point in time or another have felt like pain helps take away other issues surrounding us and some display it differently and in harmful ways which I do not condone, I’ll just put that out there.

This entry features items from The Men’s Department, the newest round of Man Cave, and also On9. Each one of those events are full of great finds, buys, and things that you may find hard to pass up. I will leave you with the credits and maybe catch you out and about, you just never know. Until next time, as always stay stylish fellas!

HAIRMithral * Cashew (Variety)

This item was one I picked up at Hair Fair this year but didn’t have the exactly look or idea for it until now. I’ll be honest that it is a hair that was created with females in mind but with minimal effort, I made it work for me or any other fella that wants a longer hair and is not a fan of any out there on the market. I purchased the variety pack as sometimes I do like to switch things up so it made it the most logical for me in deciding on the purchase.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Skye Eyes @ On9NEW

Another set of vibrant eyes from MESANGE that come in 15 different iris colors via an Omega enabled HUD or by mesh eyes themselves. You can get these at the current round of On9. Thank you to MESANGE for being a sponsor of this little corner of the interwebs.

FACE⊱ Stray Dog – Marvin – TONE 02 @ TMDNEW

I’m finally wearing a new skin from Stray Dog that fits my style. Marvin is actually styled for a red headed avatar but you can wear it without brows or freckles and do your own thing, which is what I’ve done here. I really like this look even though in this scene I tend to look a bit on the angry side. This product is a Catwa applier and comes in three different tones; it also comes with a brow and body shape to use.

MOUSTACHEKauna – Bento Moustache: Shape A
FACEKauna – Bento Beard: Shape A
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ TonkTastic – Cotton Tee @ MAN CAVENEW

TonkTastic is a brand that has been around a long time, I remember one of my first pairs of combat boots were made by this store. They are still very relevant today and have just done a collaboration with Hermony to bring us this really awesome shirt. There are four different packs to purchase which come with a HUD that you can combine each of the shirt designs which allows you to have an abundance of choices. Sizes included are Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic Avis, Signature, SLink, and TMP. This is really a great everyday shirt to do just about whatever you want in.

JEANS⊱ Lenox Disruptor Jeans @ TMDNEW

I am a jeans and t-shirt guy for the most part because when I’m not really doing a shoot or having to wear fancier clothing I just like to relax and look comfortable as I would in the real world. So I needed to find a pair that would go well with the shirt I had in mind. I realized I had picked these up at TMD and hadn’t found an outfit to match them with so it was naturally a good fit. These jeans have built in boxers (which you can change from 6 different designs or remove them with the included HUD). There are 9 denim colors to choose from as well and come fitted for avatars that own Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink, or TMP bodies. There is also an option for a bootcut version for the boot wearing crowd.

SHOES[VALE KOER] LIFTOFF TRAINERS

RING⊱ [DF] Keyboard Ring ♯ Marketplace

I am a fan of jewelry of all types in the real world and I’ve been trying to figure out ways to bring that into the virtual one. I was looking around on the marketplace and happened upon this ring. Being the fan of music that I am as well, the piano keys spoke to me and I knew I just had to have it. I really like the promise that bento rings have and how they actually move with your fingers in poses and AOs which they did not do before bento.

RINGS⊱ Ysoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc ♯ Marketplace

This set of rings caught my eye as well as I was browsing and the options available really made it worth taking the time to make the purchase. There are plenty of metal colors and for the rings with gems on them, there are options of many colors as well. The package includes a set for each hand and through the HUD you can even hide the rings you do not want to wear if you are feeling specific. I really hope Ysoral continues to make cool rings because I will return to their shop in the future.

SKYBOX⊱ *Drot* Apt Zero @ MAN CAVENEW

Drot has mostly been associated with being a creator of hair and other accessories but they’ve gotten into the build game and have been releasing prefabs and skybox’s such as “Apt Zero” for the Man Cave event. I really loved the old abandoned look of this. It had that dark effect that I wanted to utilize as well. Major kudos to Drot for putting out a really cool skybox seting.


FOXCITY – Mens Just Psycho (Fatpack Exclusive/6) @ On9NEW

This was the center piece of this photo/look/blog. When I first saw the advertisement for this it caught my eye. It gave me the chills a little bit because of all the unhinged type of things I could create with it. While you can buy each pose separate why would you when you get the exclusive pose with the Fatpack. I remember at one time watching a movie where someone was putting a knife between their fingers really fast while drinking to see if they would make a mistake and put the knife in their hand; this pose replicates that image. I am sure a lot of interesting pictures can be created with this set and there is also a female version as well to purchase.

[#396] I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

When I’m in the shower
I’m afraid to wash my hair
‘Cause I might open my eyes
And find someone standing there

Somebody’s Watching Me” – RockwellListen

After some hectic days in the real world, I am back to have a little fun with some cool clothing, poses, and backdrops. When I first saw the advertisement for one of my sponsors, Image Essentials, it instantly popped up in my head what I wanted to do with it. I grabbed a few people to help me and feel like I made some magic happen.

There are quite a few new things in this post from the returning TMD (The Men’s Department), Lost & Found which is open for the current round until the 18th, and also the Mesh Body Addicts Fair.

There are a lot of great shopportunities going on at the events I’ve featured today and more, which I hope to be covering in upcoming posts. Going to all these different kinds of events and finding different things really helps inspire me to connect visuals in my head with all sorts of music as you might be able to tell by flipping through the entries of this site. I’ll let you delve into the credits and discover great events and stores and always grab demos to make sure that what you put in your closet brings a smile to your face. Until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRModulus – Kaleb Hair

This hair is a holdover from the Hair Fair that I just managed to unpack because I wanted to find something to go with the “Lukas” hair base and why not pair the same brand together? This combed back hair with a little straying strands in the back goes well with parted hair bases, shaved ones, or just about any you might have in your collection.

HAIR BASE⊱ Modulus – Lukas Hair Base @ TMDNEW

One of two new hair bases available from Modulus at TMD. This side parted hair base goes well with hairs that are not all the way around the sides and back. You can wear it with any hair you want but it would not be used to its full potential. If you are looking for a quality hair base then this will easily fit your requirements.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sanford Eyes @ Lost & FoundNEW

From my sponsor at MESANGE comes the “Sanford Eyes” 15 great iris colors to choose from that are available for single purchase or can be purchased all together in a FATPACK, which makes the most sense if you are a fan of changing eye colors. There is a HUD for omega applier compatible eyes but also comes with regular mesh eyes.

FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Colin T2 @ TMDNEW

Colin is the latest release from Clef de Peau and is a handsome gentleman with a bit of ruggedness to him. I didn’t notice at first but when you look closer, there is a slight scar on his lip which adds to the uniqueness of his look. This is a CATWA only applier and includes brow and body shapes for the three current mesh heads. The applier also has the option to add freckles if that is a part of your look. TMD runs until the end of the month so there is plenty of opportunity to take this skin for a test drive.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRTEXMACHINA HIPSTER TSHIRT

I have been hearing things about this brand for a while now but had never really taken a look into it until recently. EXMACHINA is the clothing division of the Egoisme brand. After taking a stroll through, I find they have some really cool clothing but I was being particularly picky because I wanted to wear something that fit the Belleza body and I found that in this shirt and the corresponding pants. This graphic shirt has 10 different designs you can choose from so there is extended value to it. Combined with the pants I am wearing you can have almost unlimited choices and combinations. Sizes also available in the package include Signature and SLink.

PANTSEXMACHINA SPORT PANTS

After finding the HIPSTER shirt, I came across these sport pants. I happen to think pants like these are comfortable based on the fact I wear them in the real world sometimes. Combining the two items together make for a really casual look for just hanging out or going out on a shopping excursion. I’m also wearing the Belleza version of these but also included are Signature, SLink, Standard Sizes (XS-XL) and TMP with a HUD that gives you 10 different style options. These would even work well if you exercised or did any kind of sport activity.

SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] CITY SOCK TRAINERS @ UberNEW

Sometimes finding shoes to go with an outfit is difficult based on factor of style and also what mesh body you might be wearing. At times with the limited amount of footwear for the Belleza body (which is beginning to chance) it makes the task a bit more difficult. Though I managed to put on the SLink version of these (as the Belleza body has a SLink foot converter in the HUD). I always enjoy Vale Koer products because they are stylish and always putting out new items that keep up with real trends in footwear. Of course I always by the FATPACK’s because of the endless customization that you can achieve with them (and the price point won’t break your band too badly). Sizes included in the package consist of Signature, SLink, and TMP (for the guys) and Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink (for the gals) as well as an unrigged version for standard avi’s.

BACKDROPPseudo – Townhouse Scene

With the impressive quality of mesh backdrops these days, it’s making it easier to create an impressive scene without having to worry about going to a pre-decorated location (which is still preferred and fun) to create a good looking visual. Pseudo’s gacha machines always seem to have inspiring places to try to play for so that you can put together a great setting with very little fuss or frustration. I encourage you to check out what they have to offer and even visit their booths in current events which you can find transportation to from the store itself.


*CN* Pose 1757 (1b)
IE – Photobomb v.4 (b) @ Mesh Body Addicts FairNEW

Photobombing has become a trend over the last couple of years and has become quite an art for people in both the real and virtual world. Some have even made it part of their “gimmick” if you will. Image Essentials has captured the essence of this fad by creating 8 different sets featuring many incarnations of photobombing. What you see in this entry is v.4 which is sort of a ominous way of creeping up on someone while they are being photographed. I really had fun with this and appreciate the two clowns that had a hand in helping out with the visual presentation. Looks like the joke was on me this time out.

[#379] I’m Drowning In Myself

I think I need help
‘Cause I’m drowning in myself
It’s sinking in, I can’t pretend
That I ain’t been through hell…

Help” – Papa RoachListen

Another weekend approaches and there’s plenty of goodies to cover. For those of you who are returning readers, welcome back! For those of you who are just finding this little space on the web for the first time then I kindly greet you and hope that you enjoy the sights of These Conversations Kill.

This entry is predominantly about The Men’s Department, which opened its doors to a new round on the 5th of June. I managed to find a lot of goodies to share with you, one of which is a review copy. There are so many good things to find there this month that it could take several posts to cover them all and that’s even piling a bunch of them up in this current look I’m about to discuss. Since there is so much to talk about, let me get right into it.

Modulus once again has another new hairstyle reflective of one of the most notable roman emperors in history. Last time I covered the “Caesar” hair and now just released is the “Julius” hair. While the styles bare a similar resemblance to one another, the “Julius” has longer hair in front. There are five color packs that you can choose from or the option to buy all of them at once for more variety and value. As with their previous release, this is definitely a great style for summer that I think you gentleman would really like.

As a member of the {Cold-Ash} blogger team, I was honored with a copy of the “JONAS” Muscle Tee. I have nothing but good things to say about this product as it fits perfectly with the pants I am about to talk about in a few moments. There are two different sets of color packs you can choose from: Classic and Light, (Classic has 8 different colors, Light has 6). There are sizes that will fit just about every male mesh body out there including the new Belleza “Jake”. If your someone who likes to be out in the warm weather and dislikes having any kind of sleeves, this is definitely an item for you. Look on the bright side, you’re able to show off those muscles when you are out and about for people to take notice.

Clef de Peau, they have become a very versatile brand as they’ve branched out from just being male and female skin designers. They also have launched clothing lines for both the gals and fellas as well and are very appealing whenever you find them at an event such as TMD. They have just released a set of clothes to which I only selected the pants as I already had my top lined up. When I came across the “Bootcut” Pants, it was truly hard to pick a color because there were so many good ones to choose from but in the end I went with Navy as most times I play it safe and choose monotone colors like black or white. These pants are perfect for those of you who like to wear boots of any type, well maybe save for cowboy boots. They certainly go great with high tops such as the ones I am wearing in this look that I’ll be talking about shortly. Clothing like this makes me look forward to the next Clef de Peau release.

The moment I saw the advertisement for the “FEARLESS STOMPERS” from [VALE KOER] I knew that I had complete my look. They were not available right away on opening day but I already had the majority of my outfit complete and all I needed was some footwear and these were just what I needed. With it being [VALE KOER] I couldn’t resist buying the Fatpack as the unlimited amount of customization that can be achieved by doing so made it an easy sell. What also sold me about these shoes is that they are a combination of a Chuck Taylor and a modern style boot. Inside the product package there are sizes for both male and female mesh bodies and also an unrigged version for those who have yet to make the plunge to mesh (by now most people have) or those that don’t have the right body to make fitting work for them.

Now that I’ve covered everything in this look that is at TMD, I’m going to move on to the Souled Out event in which I am wearing the “Lucent Eyes” by Avi-Glam. This item is also a part of blogger pack which I was given the full set, which consists of 25 different iris tones. These eyes are very well made and would be ones that I could easily wear for every day non-blogging. Besides the included mesh eyes, there are also HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega compatible eyes. Also you have the option between Small, Medium, and Large sized pupils. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to shop for a new set of eyes, then this would be the time and product to get.

Knot & Co. is putting on the Only Summer Project in which BodyLanguage SLC has been kind enough to offer the “Thumbs Up A” Bento pose pack. This pack consists of 6 poses with included mirrors. So for those of you who want to take a picture showing how much you like something, this pose pack definitely deserves a thumbs up!

I’d also like to quick give a shout out to the Lockwood sim where these photos were taken. It’s a very well put together pose-apocalyptic sim that is definitely worth exploring even if you are not a photographer. I’ve included transportation to get there if you want to take a look at it, it’s certainly worth it in my opinion.

That should do it for another entry and I encourage you to follow the transportation to the stores and events available below in the full credits and be sure to grab demos first to ensure these products are right for you. It’s been an honor bringing you this look and these photos and until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Julius Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HAIRBASE⊱ Stealthic – Male Hairbase ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. – Lucent Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Souled Out
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ ♯ Destination of Hope Hunt
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ {COLD-ASH} JONAS Muscle Tee ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ Clef de Peau.Bootcut Pants – Navy ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] FEARLESS STOMPERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Photo Taken @ Lockwood


BodyLanguage SLC Bento SS POSE Thumbs Up A ♯ Only Summer Project / Gift

[#377] Just A Little Patience

I sit here on the stairs
‘Cause I’d rather be alone
If I can’t have you right now
I’ll wait, dear

Patience” – GunsN RosesListen

It seems that lately I haven’t been posting as much as I have been known to do but perhaps it is because I’m in a little bit of a creative slump that I am working through. It seems anyone who is worth their grain in salt knows that it’s not always easy to get things from their head into whatever medium they are working with. This could be said for me. I did manage to come up with a classic tune for the theme of this look, also sort of a play on words if you are able to make a connection through the photos.

There is a little bit of everything that went into the look for this photo session with some great events that are still going for a bit longer and also some new hunts for those of you who are interested in them, and to be honest they are really pretty fun.

I’ll start off with the skin I’m wearing. “Arthur” can be found at the Stray Dog main location as part of the Destination of Hope hunt which is in conjunction with the Relay for Life Charity. If you are unfamiliar with RFL, they are a charitable organization which centers around raising funds for cancer research. While Gac Akina, the owner of Stray Dog and other great creators are putting out their items for this hunt for only 10L, I encourage you to at least donate extra to RFL. It’s for a good cause and if my donation or yours can at least contribute to helping one person then what is there to lose? Getting back to “Arthur” it comes in the 02 Tone only and has separate HUDs for a skin with brows and one without. Each skin comes with a freckle applier as well for those of you who have them or want to have them.

A new round of TMD has started but as I was looking for items in my “closet” I came across the Mind Carlberg set which contains a shirt as well as underwear but considering I wanted to wear more than just that I chose to leave the undies behind. The colorway I chose for this set was the Pink/Cream set which comes with a HUD that you can choose either pink sleeves and a cream shirt base or vice versa. I like roses so it seemed like a logical choice for me.

Also from last months TMD (I just missed the cutoff by a few days…isn’t that always the case?) are the L&B Swear “Salvage Denim Jeans”. I am finding for the value of the fullpack you get so many more choices then buying one single denim color. As with many of the latest L&B Swear releases, these jean shorts come with an exclusive set of denims found only in the fatpack. I love how these look and they fit exactly how they should. Sizes included in the package are: Aesthetic, Classic Fitmesh, Gianni, and SLink Physique.

ULTRA is still going strong until the 15th of June and they are having their Anniversary round. There are many different goodies you can find there and I managed to come across the “Flash Pump Trainers” by [VALE KOER]. These are reminiscent of the pump style shoe that were popular during the 90’s but with a little more modern updated flair. This is another brand that I tend to always purchase full packs of because the customizations on them is out of this world. You could literally not wear the same combination style twice unless you wanted to. Included sizes in the package are: Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink (for the gals) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) as well as Unrigged for Standard sized avatars.

Pseudo is one of the backdrop creators that I have a love/hate relationship with. Don’t get me wrong, the quality is over the top which is what I love about them but the thing I hate about their gacha machines is that I never have an easy time getting complete sets so some of them are incomplete. Back in April they had a really great set that I finally am getting a chance to use one from. It’s called the “Back Exit Scene” which looks to take place at the back of a building where there is a door and a bit of Banksy type graffiti thrown in for that extra something. I combined that with a pose from the “And So On” Set A from Le Poppycock that you can find at the current round of Men Only Monthly.

I think I’ve just about covered everything involved in the process of completing this post. Down below are the full credits with taxis to take you to each location of the item. Keep in mind that you should always try Demo’s when available just so there is never any doubt left behind. I bid you good shopping and until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRBASENo. – Nuel (In Skin HUD)
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESGo&See * Sunset * ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ WOH
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ Destination of Hope Hunt
BEARDNivaro – Rugged ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRTMind Carlberg – B&T [C]
SHORTSL&B Swear – Salvage Denim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] FLASH PUMP TRAINERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA

BACKDROPPseudo– Back Exit Scene


Stakey – Floorplan ♯ No Longer Available
Le Poppycock *And So On* A (Cool Off) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

[#372] Don’t Let The Days Go By

I’m never alone
I’m alone all the time
Are you at one or do you lie?
We live in a wheel where everyone steals
And when we rise it’s like Strawberry Fields

Glycerine” –  Bush  ♫Listen

Another new week is about to start and I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Plenty of things to try and cover this week so looks like I better get going on it so that all of you are in the know! Also welcome back to another blog post and for those of you that are first time readers welcome, I hope you check out some of the other recent entries and find something that appeals to you.

When Exile had their hair sale last month before their “reboot” of the main location, I picked up a small handful of new hairs and I’m finally getting around to featuring one of them in look. I thought with the theme I used for this entry that it was only fitting to use the “Machinehead” hair. It’s a nice messy look that is not too long nor too short at the same time.

I was finding it hard to find a skin that I could use with the [SIGNATURE] Gianni head (which is now updated to Bento for those of you who did not know). At the Signature Event, Clef de Peau has “Calvin” for sale. I have always been a fan of CdP but I’m reluctant to say that I prefer their skins on the Catwa head. Just because I feel that the Gianni head even now that it is bento compatible is shaped very strangely even with the included shape. I’m wearing T2, which is my usual go to with the CdP brand.

OUTLIER is also a contributor to this round of the Signature Event. They have the “Rebel” jeans which I am wearing the “Stone” version of them. I love the texture of the denim on these and there is also boxer shorts built in as well to make them look even more realistic if you are not wearing a shirt. The only size included in the product is the Gianni/Fitmesh version so for those of you that do not have a Gianni body they will not work for you, which is why I always encourage you to try the demos of all clothing before making a purchase. I’ve learned in the past from being hasty and buying things before trying them.

MESANGE has two new exclusive eyes available at We Love RP; for this look I am wearing the “Ashtar Eyes” which have 15 different iris textures you can pick from. Normally with my Catwa head I just use the eyes that come with it but with the Gianni head not providing eyes with theirs I had to use the included mesh eyeballs which needed a slight bit of adjusting.

You know I couldn’t leave out an item from TMD, which it seems with their anniversary round going on this month there have been a lot of goodies being featured here from the event. I haven’t really played any of the Gacha machines as I’ve been trying to lay off of them for the time being. With that said, I have a great shirt in this look from {Cold-Ash} and it is the “REECE” henley shirt. I’ve been graced with a review copy of the “Classic Pack”. This slightly unbuttoned short sleeve is great for casual wear and for summer wear. There are two different versions in the pack (regular and slim waist) for the Fitmesh, Gianni, and TMP bodies; there is only one size for the SLink Physique.

Returning in this look from previous blogs are the “LIFTOFF TRAINERS” from Vale Koer and also the pose I used was from the set “Kai” by Image Essentials.

I look forward to bringing you coverage of the new Belleza male mesh body “Jake” in the very near future now that it has been released to the public. I also have some things from a few other events that I’m just seriously excited to show you as well.

Now that you know just about everything that went into making this entry possible, I encourage you to look down below to find the taxis for locations of the stores/events that are featured in this look as well as the location where the photos were taken. Until the next time as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRExile – Machinehead
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – v2.0
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Ashtar Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Calvin T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} REECE Henley Shirt (CLASSIC) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANS⊱ OUTLIER – 513s Rebel Jeans – Stone ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event
SHOES[VALE KOER] LIFTOFF TRAINERS

Taken @ Whimberly


IE – Kai (3/3m)