A Kiss Before Dawn

1 A Kiss Before Dawn

Almost always when I am shooting a photo for my blog I begin with an outfit or an item, style a setting that works with it, then go through my ridiculously large collection of poses to find one that suits the scene. Not so, in this case. I have had this pose, Savior from !bang for We < 3 Roleplay for over a week and have tried numerous times to fit it into a photo. It just hadn’t worked out. This pose is everything I look for in a couple’s pose – it shows tenderness, strength, romance, passion and tells a story. I needed to make it work. So yesterday, I reversed the process. I started with the pose and created the scene and styled the outfits around it instead.

Other than knowing that Chance would be in the photo, I wasn’t sure what I would do. I had to use this lamp from [ keke ] for the new round of Kustom9 because it is…well, so [ keke ]. It is crafted with loving detail, it sparkles yet has darkness and depth and has a haunting appeal that says romance and mystery.

While I was standing on my platform puzzling over what to do, I decided to head over to Collabor88 to look for some inspiration. While I have never used a Scarlet Creative house for my inworld home, I almost never pass up picking up Charlotte Bartlett’s releases at C88. The angles and textures and oh, those windows (!) are heaven for photography. When I spied her Moon Rise House, my imagination just flew to a setting that is somewhat Twilightish/Gothic to showcase the pose. While I am not well-versed in either genre, I did my best. I tossed in some of the wonderful items from DRD for The Arcade, and I was ready.

The secretive encounter in an abandoned house, the rustle of his leather coat against her bare skin, the subtle glow of the lamp in the moonlight, his gentle touch as he prepares to depart, make up my interpretation of the mysterious stranger who has captivated her heart. A kiss before dawn, and then he is gone.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Bra: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Aubergine by LacunaInc
Skirt: :::insanya::: Cora Skirt – PunkHC (Maitreya) by Tatyana Ultsch (limited edition – may not be available)
Boots: CandyDoll _CD_ Arabella Cream – Maitreya Lara by Rebeca Dembo (available at Collabor88 Sept. 2015)
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ANYA * REDS by Mirja Mills (available at ON9 Sept. 2015)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris – Maitreya Mesh Body by Julie Hastings
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C by aida Ewing
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

On Chance:

Jacket, shirt, pants & boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Outfit – Eldritch by Limer Frekriksson
Hair: Besom~ Derek by Kattington
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 by Siddean Munro
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands MALE V2.2 -Relaxed by Siddean Munro
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – DAMIEN Caramel by Moonspell Ghost

Sofa & ottoman: DRD MM covered furniture couch by DeathRowDesigns (gacha prize available at The Arcade September 2015)
Blinds: DRD MM blinderspile by DeathRowDesigns (gacha prize available at The Arcade September 2015)
Suitcases: DRD MM suitcasespile by DeathRowDesigns (gacha prize available at The Arcade September 2015)
Table: DRD MM sidetable darkbrown by DeathRowDesigns (gacha prize available at The Arcade September 2015)
*Lamp: [ keke ] rainy day table lamp by Kean Kelly (available at Kustom9 Sept. 2015 – NEW LOCATION)
Build: Scarlet Creative Moon Rise Cottage 0.1 by Charlotte Bartlett (available at Collabor88 Sept. 2015)

*Pose: !bang – savior by Luna Jubilee (available at We < 3 Roleplay Sept. 2015)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

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