[#406] Something Just Like This

But she said “Where’d you wanna go?”
How much you wanna risk
I’m not looking for somebody with some super human gifts
Some superhero
Some fairy tale bliss
I just want something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss…

Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & ColdplayListen

Thought I’d have a little fun and felt really inspired by the pose that I am featuring in this entry so I decided to do a show a little nerd love and when I was churning my brain for a them it seemed the perfect one came to mind because of the different references through it of comic book characters that I’ve been a fan of since I was a youngster.

Last entry I was wearing the L&B Swear Low Tops and have enjoyed them so much I decided to put them into another look in a different color because they matched my outfit perfectly and being able to do that is a plus when it is sometimes hard finding the right footwear. Most importantly though I am featuring three items from my sponsors Image Essentials, {COLD-ASH} and MESANGE, the latter which are at The Men’s Department and We Love RP respectively.

Even though this is a male fashion blog as per usual I’ve also included the female credits for the adorable girl you see with me. I know that there are some gals that have viewed this site and maybe there are more than I know of but I try to be as consistent as possible. I’m going to leave you with those credits so I can get to working on the next adventure. Be well until our next encounter and stay stylish with a song in your soul.

HAIR⊱ Y-U: JASON “BLK” MENS @ TMDNEW

This hair is certainly unique which is what drew me to it. I think it reminds me of when you see someone get electrocuted in the cartoons and their hair goes every which way. That is what I would describe this hair as being. It’s really cool and unique as I already pointed out. There are several different color packs to choose from or you can get them all together in a FATPACK. It also comes with Classic Hairbases and Omega Hairbase appliers for the full look.

HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Byzantium Eyes @ We Love RPNEW

Another exclusive from my sponsor MESANGE that’s out right now at the We Love RP event. These eyes are sold separately and there is not a FATPACK available at this time but there are 15 different colors to pick from. Each pack comes with the mesh eyeballs and a HUD to change the size of the pupil as well as OMEGA compatible appliers for those of you who have eyes that can use that styem.

EYEBROWS⊱ [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows @ TMDNEW
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Elias T1 @ TMDNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT//Ascend// Eric Bow tie Shirt – Print 5

This item is not brand new but it is recent within the last month or so and was a bit part of helping me create that nerd chic look. There are tons of styles for this button up tucked in shirt. It also has a matching bow tie that you can wear. Fitting for this item include Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies.

PANTS⊱ {COLD-ASH} DEAN Chinos (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMDNEW

The latest from my sponsor {COLD-ASH} which has bestowed upon me this review copy. These classic casual slacks are an absolute perfect match for the Ascend shirt. Casual but cool these pants have 8 different colors to choose from and it also includes a belt that can be color changed via HUD as well so you can match accordingly. For those of you with Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP mesh bodies, you’ll be able to give these stylish trousers a nice home in your closet.

SHOES⊱ L&B Swear Low Top Sneakers – Male @ FaMESHedNEW

GLASSES⊱ MehLz – Nerd Black Glasses ♯ No Longer Available

HAIRTRUTH – Delaney
HEADLAQ – Gaia
EYESAG. – Lucent Eyes
BODYMaitreya – Lara

SHIRTAlt By Truth – Paddington (Smoke)
SKIRTBlueberry – Tiffany Skirt
BOOTSReign – Scarlett Boots

GLASSESBalaclava – Mikael Glasses


IE – Goofy Nerds

This is such a fun pose and makes for a really lighthearted scene that I was able to put together. You can consider this pose two ways, it could be used as a couple pose but it also has the feel where you could find a really good friend to pair up with and snap some photos. All in all another fine quality work from my sponsors at Image Essentials.

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[#395] In A World Of Human Wreckage

When I’m lost and I’m found
and I can’t touch the ground
I’m plowed into the sound…

Plowed” – SpongeListen

This is the last weekend of the Indie Teepee event and I hope you’ve been able to get there and enjoy all the sights and sounds as well as shopping that the event has to offer. This is my last post covering the event and I hope that you agree with me that it is going out with a bang. The item I chose to feature here is a fun one, and considering I don’t do decor (or landscaping) items very much I thought it might be one of those times where I snuck one in. While I didn’t create everything you see in the background, that would go to the wonderful sim known as Netherwood. I just provided a little extra touch to complete my idea/theme.

Most of my overall look remains the same from the last few posts but I am featuring a new skin by Modulus which you will be able to find at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair that just recently started.

The next photo you are about to see is an overview shot of the BROKEN BOY giant doll by NOMAD. I submerged it in water as if it was a part of an old civilization from long ago that has simply been left dormant and decaying around what has come after it. I really liked this shot too much to edit it into the secondary features shot so I left it as was originally shot.

I‘d like to thank everyone from the event coordinator down to all the artists, speakers, musicians, and item creators that took part in Indie Teepee. This is truly one of the most unique events out there and I am seriously proud to have been associated with it as a blogger; I look forward to next years event. Here’s the full credits for those of you who are eagerly awaiting to know what took part in this photo shoot. Make sure when you hit these stores and events you grab demos and happy shopping! I’ll see you again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRBASEModulus – Jax (Browns)
HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Wicked Game Eyes @ M.O.MNEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Giles Skin – Cream @ Mesh Body Addicts FairNEW

This handsome devil is just the latest from my sponsor in Modulus. Giles comes in six tones (I am featuring Cream here). Also included is a eyebrow shaper and a body shape (which I did not use for this shoot). This is part of a new era of skins by the brand and if this is any indication, good things are in store for the M-Bare division of Modulus.

BEARDY-U: BRYAN “BRN” ♯ NEW
BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ BODY MOD – Black Roses Tattoo @ SaNaRaeNEW

CARDIGAN⊱ /Ascend/ Hiroshi Cardigan w/Shirt – Gray

This item was a holdout from the July round of The Men’s Department that I was able to find a look to compliment it with. Even though the weather for me in the real world is a bit warm yet, it’s not something I have to worry about in-world. I like how it is paired with the shirt perfectly and has a good flow to it without looking constricted. Sizes available in the package are for Adam, Belleza, Signature, and SLink and also include a HUD to color change the t-shirt if you choose to go with another color.

SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Emery Denim Shorts @ Mesh Body Addicts FairNEW

It’s a back to back entry with another new item from one of my sponsors in RIOT. I have the privilege of reviewing these slightly rolled up shorts which have worn elements and threading that is also worn and frayed. In this FATPACK there are a ton of different options for denim and at least a dozen different choices for the threading. You can purchase single denim colors but if you like variety it is very practical to go with the FATPACK. Sizes you can find in the package include Adam, Belleza, Signature, and SLink.

BOOTS[ VERSOV ] MOLOTOV BOOTS FULLBLACK

DOLL⊱ NOMAD // BROKEN BOY @ Indie TeepeeNEW

NOMAD never disappoints me when they release an item that catches my eye, which is why I chose this item as part of my blogger product reviews for Indie Teepee. I really get the feel that this large doll was inspired somehow by the Fallout games and also reminds me of something personally. Many may be way too young to remember Big Boy restauarants or have ever had them in their area. It was pretty big in the midwest and outside them was a huge doll in a similar style holding a hamburger. At first I tried to find a post apocalyptic location to shoot at but I could not find any that I was able to put this item down at but I do feel that it turned out nicely as it ended up.

Photo Taken @ Netherwood


Le Poppycock *La Di Da* B (Make Good)

This pose set is one I had stored away from a while back from an event and when I was looking for something I thought would fit, I found it in my unused poses but I am glad that I was able to because I do enjoy Le Poppycock and their poses. Check them out if you are needing poses because there is just about something for everyone.

[#394] Nobody Loves No One

No, I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only going to break your heart)
with you, with you

Wicked Game” – Chris IsaakListen

After having seen so many wonderful photos being taken at Surfers Bay, I decided to see what it was like for myself. Now I have to give you a little disclaimer before you click the link down in the credits if you want to check it out for yourself. It is a beach sim that allows you to wear beach attire or you can go in the buff if you are daring enough. There is also a fee to get into the beach area but it really nicely put together so I didn’t see much harm to pay a fee so that I could get a really good shot with the theme I was working with.

My secondary shot which you’ll see below was actually a retake because I felt like I didn’t get as good of a view of the main product I was trying to feature. I honestly feel like this shot turned out better than the primary one. Don’t get me wrong though I like how they both turned out, just the second one is a bit better after a little touching up. Of course you can form your own opinions of which you like better.

Most of the credits are the same from the last post I did so if you want to see what my thoughts were, I encourage you to check back to it to see what I had to say. There are two new items in this look from the Men Only Monthly and Indie Teepee events. If you do go to these places…grab demos before making a purchase because you’ll be happy you did. That’s all that I have this time so thank you for taking the time to look and as always, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRBASEModulus – Jax (Browns)
HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Wicked Game Eyes @ M.O.MNEW

One of the main reasons I chose the theme I did for this entry were these eyes. The name alone reminds me of the song and I thought that since I like being diverse with my choices for themes and music that I would take a run with this. There are 15 different color eyes that you can purchase (either singly or as a FATPACK). Included are mesh eyes and a HUD to change the size of the pupil as well as a HUD for Omega enabled eyes for those of you that have them. As with all the products in the MESANGE line, they are vivid and look really well when photographed.

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace
BEARDY-U: BRYAN “BRN” ♯ NEW
BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ BODY MOD – Black Roses Tattoo @ SaNaRaeNEW

TRUNKS⊱ RIOT / Moby Swim Shorts @ Indie TeepeeNEW

This awesome bit of swimwear comes as a review copy from my sponsor, the RIOT brand which is a part of the Indie Teepee event (which I am also grateful to have as a sponsor). One of the reasons I love this brand is the amount of choices available to you as well as easy to use HUDs. You have a choice of buying single colors but there are just so many great combinations that at a reduced price, getting them all seems like a great idea. There are three parts to them that can be color changed in the FATPACK, but if you get a single color only the trim and the side panels can be colored via HUD. The detail on the side panels give the effect of scales like on a fish which is very cool. Sizes included for this product are Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP respectively. If you haven’t been to Indie Teepee it would be a great opportunity to before they close up for the year on the 6th of August.

Photo Taken @ Surfers Bay


*CN* pose 1757 (01)
Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (6) ♯ Marketplace

[#393] I’ve Created My Own Prison

A lion roars in the darkness
Only he holds the key
To free me from my burdens
and grant me life eternally

My Own Prison” – CreedListen

After all the fun I had with the last entry and being goofy/nerdy, I am back doing my regular thing for this current post. I caught a new location to shoot at and found a nice little spot that fit an idea I have had for some time. Featuring items from the Hipster Men’s Event as well as the newly stocked SaNaRae, there is plenty to get you ready to run out the door and shop til you drop.

I normally do not do photos with as dark of backgrounds as this but when I was playing around I thought the shadows with the use of LUMIPro just made the mood exactly the way I wanted it. I feel the finished effect with post-processing turned out nearly as good as I had pictured in my head.

Sometimes I feel that I am a broken record when I encourage those reading to grab Demo’s but it’s definitely something that I think people should do so that they do not waste their hard earned money on something they will grow to dislike or that does not fit as they might think it should. I am going to leave you with the full credits on what was involved in these photos and hope to see you back again for my next adventure. Until then as always, stay stylish fellas!

HAIRDura – B&G79-MIX A

A remnant from the July round of The Men’s Dept, this latest release from Dura put them back on my radar for hair. Not every style they put out is right for how I feel about my look but this reminds me a little of the 90’s which is a bit part of me in the real world. This hair has several different HUDs for the various shades but also available are two MIX HUDs with combos of each of the other tones. Kind of like two mini FatPacks in a sense.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
EYESGo&See *Night*

A previous release at Men Only Monthly, these CATWA eye appliers are really great for doing darker photography as they capture what eyes look like being in the dark or being out at night. There are 10 different eye tones to choose from in one complete HUD. These could easily be used for your role-playing needs as well.

FACE⊱ ::LV:. Nathan – Pearl/02 ♯ Marketplace
BEARDY-U: BRYAN “BRN” ♯ NEW

There’s no surprise that I like facial hair as a part of my look. It has been something that has always been a part of my look in both worlds for as long as I can remember because it suits me better in my estimation. With a HUD for Omega enabled heads as well as tattoo layers for standard avi’s, there are 6 different tones from your typical hair colors to some nontraditional looks (Wild and Ice). If you are looking for a beard that is very kept and styled this is worth taking a look at.

BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ BODY MOD – Black Roses Tattoo @ SaNaRaeNEW

If not for the great sim build alone, heading to SaNaRae is a trip on your shopping list you should make time for. With great items such as this tattoo, which had me with the roses on the upper chest. BODY MOD certainly has my eye as well though I don’t really feature tattoos as often as I’d like. This could be more of a reason to in the future.

PANTS⊱ [Gild] Tight Sarrouel Sweat Pants – White @ Hipster Mens EventNEW

A return trip to the Hipster Men’s Event landed me these excellent jogging/sweat pants. They are just the right bit of casual and comfort but also look cool to wear out of the house. They include sizes for the preferred male bodies including the latest, Belleza “Jake”.

SANDALS⊱ {kokoia} Alessio
RING⊱ BJEWLA – BDay FR Ring ♯ Free Gift

After seeing an ad for this item as well as being someone who likes jewelry, rings especially, I found myself taking a trip to check it out. I will warn you though that you land on the ground of where the store is so as long as you are not afraid of heights or get airsick, you’ll have to fly up to the store to retrieve your prize. For me it was extremely worth it in the long  run. It’s a great bento ring and is a very good quality gift from a store that is just starting to get going on the grid.

Photo Taken @ The Good Life


Imitiation – Miguel (2)

[#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

[#359] So Let’s Run

Cause this is not enough
I won’t wait for them to cut me up
So give me all you’ve got
They’ll never stop until they see us fall…

Run” –  Bring Me The Horizon  ♫Listen

I haven’t done a truly role-play inspired or historical type entry for as long as I can remember. So I knew it was about time when a lot of the pieces all tied together from current events such as We Love RP and Square1.

For the longest time I’ve been a fan of all things Scottish due to my love for the Highlander films and television series. You may recall in very early entries that I paid homage to them as well. So when I saw the Noble Creations “The Outlander Kilt” I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. It comes with a HUD that gives you three different cloth color choices. Yellow, Red, and Black. There is also a bag accessory (which I did not use for this photo session) that comes in Brown, Green, and Black. Sizes included in the box are for Aesthetic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, Standard S-L, and TMP.

Also from the We Love RP event there are one of three new sets of eyes from MESANGE. This time I am wearing the “Thetis Eyes”. With 15 different color options you are bound to find a tone you like. I found #15 to be a very stunning green which I knew would fit perfectly with my Highland theme.

I’d like to take a moment to recommend the beard that I am wearing in this look. It’s made by Yuth and is called the Cyrus. I knew that I was going to like this item based on the ad for it that I originally saw on the marketplace. I did however go to their in-world location to make my purchase and went with the whole set. While it might be a little pricey at $1500L the amount of colors per HUD that you get can’t be beat; it is still a value nonetheless. I was able to size it just right and the included omega appliers made it seamless on my hardened warrior’s face.

At one of the previous rounds of We Love RP, I featured a hair from a brand named VoluptasVituralis. There were two hairs that I purchased and this is the second of those two. I bought the full pack for “Aranai” as well because I knew that I could potentially use it for several projects in the future. I really like the vivid textures on this hair, especially on the ginger tone I used.

How could I also forget that there is a new round of The Men’s Department going on? That’s right they are back with all new clothing, skins, furniture, pose props and more for you to get your hands on. Speaking of skins, I am wearing the “SHAWN” skin from Stray Dog in the Peach tone. It comes with an two different HUDS to use if you want to go with the eyebrows that were created with the skin and one for you to use your own. What also made this a great choice to use for this photo set is that there is a version that is a bit roughed up. What celtic warrior comes out of battle unscathed? Yeah, I thought so myself. Just in case you were wondering the package does include a brow shaper and body shape as well unless you have one of your own that suits you better.

Last but certainly not least is one of the reasons this visual concept came about. Image Essentials released the “RAGNAR” Bento pose set at the Square1 event. This event seems to be a newer one because I don’t recall seeing it before but this item certainly is worth going to check out if you are into fantasy themed photography. It comes with 5 different poses along with mirror poses as well as two different battle axes. Makes the warrior look come full circle I think and was a huge inspiration when I put this together. A big shout to Kay Weston for bringing this item to us all.

I think I have covered just about everything that I can think of so it is that time to wrap up this entry. I enjoyed working on this project and I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing it just the same. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas! Onto the credits!!!


HAIR⊱ \//. VoluptasVirtualis -Aranai-
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Thetis ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – SHAWN (PEARL) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BEARDYuth – Cyrus “RED”
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

KILT⊱ [NC] – The Outlander Kilt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
BOOTS[The Forge] Wastelander Boots, Brown

Photo Taken @ Da Vinci’s Garden


IE – RAGNAR (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Square1