Shattered…In A Fedora

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Sometimes I try to complicate things too much. I was so excited by the Shattered… pose and mirror prop from Kuro in motion for Pose Fair that I wanted to do a really special photo using it. I initially tried setting up a scene to shoot the photo, but after I did the image for the mirror, I couldn’t get the placement right. I tried again, and the mirror was too big and I couldn’t get it to look good with a smaller version. Plus, I’m lousy at geometry so I couldn’t get the angle right…or acute or obtuse, for that matter.

So, in the end I cleared out the furniture and other props and went with a plain background. I think that is the best decision because I wanted to highlight the fedora I am wearing from JfL Hats and a simple setting doesn’t detract from it.

Luana Dawg, creator of Kuro in motion, is always clever with her poses and props. What I love about this is that she has included not only instructions on how to create the mirror image (except for the math lesson!) but she supplied the pose separetely so you can use the mirror prop as an accessory or with any other pose. I am using the pose that comes with the set, but I can envisage a lot of scenarios where this could work – perfect for a boudoir shot, for instance.

Johnfrancis Laville of JfL Hats hasn’t had a new release for a while, but the asymmetrical fedora was worth the wait. This version will be available at Menswear Fashion Week (MWFW) starting tomorrow, and he is releasing it in other colour combinations in his store soon. I will update the slurl to MWFW when it opens, but ladies, drag your men over for some fresh spring duds. As you can see, the hat works equally well for women, so don’t be shy about letting your inner gangster or showgirl out! *Edit: Menswear Fashion Week is now open!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Corset: GizzA – Burlesque Corset [Black] by Giz Seorn
Shoes/stockings: [Gos] Carrie Pumps – Patent & [Gos] Boutique – Hold Ups – Plain – Black 70 by Gospel Voom
Garters: hO wEAr the Apprentice Garters by HeidiHo Huet (part of The Apprentice outfit)
*Hat: JfL Hats – JfL asymmetrical fedora hat charcoal/pale band by Johnfrancis Laville (sneak preview for Menswear Fashion Week April 25-May 3)
Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker – pitch by Aranel Ah
Earrings: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Earrings :: MOULIN ROUGE :: Red by Lolly Carlberg
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Nail polish: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 101 by Sasy Scarborough
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Cane: Kirin – Burlesque Poses / Cane NO POSE by Carolina Sautereau

*Pose/mirror prop: Kuro in Motion – Shattered… by Luana Dawg (available at Pose Fair 2014)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD

17 thoughts on “Shattered…In A Fedora

  1. Tigz April 25, 2014 / 7:57 am

    Wow this is excellent have had total fail on it and the added fedora and cane sets it off… great blog as always

    • PeepSideshow Darkward April 25, 2014 / 8:10 am

      Thanks, Tigz 🙂 lol I reshot this sooooo many times but I was determined to get a decent photo with it!

  2. caoimhelionheart April 25, 2014 / 9:43 am

    That is a really cool prop. But. Are you sure it’s worth 7 years bad luck? OooooooooooOOO I’ma tellin mama you broke her lookin glass!

  3. Bumblebee April 25, 2014 / 10:26 am

    Simply gorgeous Peep! You did so good with the mirror!

    • PeepSideshow Darkward April 25, 2014 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much! lol I need to do a blooper post of all the “OMGWTH was that?” shots I had 😉

  4. colleen Criss April 25, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Always very classy !

  5. spunknbrains April 25, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    Came out great! I need to check this out just for the lesson!

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