On Being A Sow’s Ear

1 Maitreya Vintage Lace Romantic

I’m taking a break from working on some photos I did for friends a couple of days ago. I made a mistake using a couple’s pose I never should have used, so I’m kicking myself for not checking it closer while I was shooting. The result was two hours of agony as I tried to make a purse out of a sow’s ear. Fortunately, I used more than one pose so I can finish those and not feel so bad.

Speaking of making a purse out of a sow’s ear…I thought I would show off this lovely dress from Maitreya, available at this round of Collabor88. It’s everything feminine and delicate that I love, but tend to avoid. I usually feel like an impostor when I dress up like a lady. Girly, yes…but this is the stuff I usually only see myself wearing in my dreams.

Break time is over. Back to Photoshop with me. Oh, and that sow’s ear I referenced is me…not the dress!

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Dress: Maitreya Vintage Lace Gown – Romantic by Onyx LeShelle (available at Collabor88)
Shoes: Slink Hera Wrap Heel Silver by Siddean Munro
Hat: *LODE* Hat – Glitter Rose By Chirzaka Vlodovic
Jewelry: Cae :: Knotted :: Ensemble by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Giz” (Type A)(Garnet) by Marisa Kira (Gacha prize)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: !bang – stand 331 by Trieste Minuet

7 thoughts on “On Being A Sow’s Ear

  1. caoimhelionheart January 14, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    You are always a lady in my eyes Peep. Love you dear friend. Hey, maybe when we are older we can be a couple of those purple hat ladies. 😉 ♡

  2. Rwah January 14, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    May i join? I look horrible in purple 😛 That dress was made for you Peep.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward January 14, 2014 / 7:12 pm

      lol of course you may! And I think looking horrible – and not caring – is kind of the point 😉

      • Rwah January 14, 2014 / 7:18 pm

        Thank you! ❤

  3. spunknbrains January 15, 2014 / 2:42 am

    Love the shadow work Peeps, you will have to give a tutorial on that.. because I still can’t quite figure out how to get those right.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward January 15, 2014 / 6:44 am

      My shadows are from my Windlight settings – I never add them afterwards. I really only ever change the east angle on presets. I use Berry’s and Jackson Redstar’s settings most often. lol there’s my tutorial 😉

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