One Step Closer

1 A Thousand Years

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

~ Lyrics from “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

I have never seen the movie “Twilight”, but “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri is one of those songs that needs no reference to the film to be beautiful and haunting. It touches me and that is all that matters.

When I saw the announcement for the Hair Fair 2014 Photo Contest I wanted to enter. The theme is Music, so although I rarely enter contests this is one I wanted to do.

This isn’t my first attempt. I have done three different photos – the first one before I remembered I needed to include an inspiration song, so that one won’t see the light of day. The second one used a different tribute song, but I just can’t seem to get right. I’ll keep going back to it in the next few days to see if I can make it work.

The photo for the contest needs to be “a tribute to hair that you love.” Does this photo do this? I’m not sure. All I know is that when I wear it I feel delicate, feminine and vulnerable, yet strong and brave. That is what this song is about to me…to open your heart to someone fully takes strength while exposing yourself to a thousand years of potential heartache.

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Dress: Kyoot – Pretty White Dress by Saeya Nyanda
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer MG – Necklace – Beach Castaway – Short by Maxi Gossamer (Available at Collabor88 June 2014)
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer MG – Earrings – Beach Castaway – Shell by Maxi Gossamer (Available at Collabor88 June 2014)
Hair: *ARGRACE* Taylor – Auburn by rika Oyen
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT Terre MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson

Candles in tin: [ keke ] spring candle tin by Kean Kelly
Candles with roses: LISP – Red Petals and Candle by Pandora Popstar
Grouped candles: . Infiniti . – Tall Candle Grouping (from By Candles Light Pose Set) by Brandi Monroe (gacha prize)

Pose: Del May – DM – Moth by Del May

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD

12 thoughts on “One Step Closer

  1. Studly Lockjaw June 16, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Peep…. Lovely image…and the song is beautiful as well… if i was to suggest anything on this one given it is a contest for hair would be to shorten the foreground a little to work the rule of thirds on the hair. 🙂

    • PeepSideshow Darkward June 16, 2014 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks for the advice 🙂 lol I actually did crop it but obviously not quite enough. Too late now – the photo is submitted and there’s no substituting allowed 😦

      • Studly Lockjaw June 16, 2014 / 5:00 pm

        😦 still looks good was just attempting to get that artist trick in there! 😉

  2. Rwah June 18, 2014 / 4:07 am

    What Ms Cao said. It’s so so beautiful. Fingers crossed for you sweet Peep ❤

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