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


In case you haven’t heard, Truth Hawks of Truth Hair has a new colour range for his hair, along with six new styles! There’s going to be a new build for his shop, and I guess the reason for the recent sale (which is ongoing until May 19th, for those of you haven’t managed to get there, by the way) was to make room for the new releases. In the meantime, you can check out the new styles and grab a full colour demo set (complete with all of the hairbases) on Marketplace. Here’s the link to the Truth store on Marketplace. If you sort by Newest First, it will take you straight to the latest styles.

Even bigger news is that Truth is running a photo contest – the Truth Model Search. To enter, you need to upload a (minimum) 2048 X 2048 photo to the Truth Model Search Flickr Group. Make sure you check the Flickr group page for a complete list of rules and the prizes. The prizes are awesome, and in addition to winning Truth gift cards, the first 10 winners will have their photos displayed in the Truth store. Now tell me, what Truth fan wouldn’t give their GHD hair straightener for that opportunity?

Well, I would. So here’s my entry. Oh…and I did it all in Photoshop!

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This hairstyle is called Denee – Reds01 and it’s one of the new styles and shades. I’ll go ahead and list all of the credits here since I’ll be adding them to my Flickr entry.

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Denee – Reds01
Dress – Schadenfreude Cloud Into the Woods Dress
Skin – [:T:] Helena / powder (red) :: 08
Lips – [:T:] Helena / powder :: Lips :: Deviant Rogue (gloss)
Eyes – Poetic Colors classic gen4 – icicles – small bright
Eyelashes – Eyelashes -41- Hollywood *REDGRAVE*
Necklace & Earrings – EarthStones Classic Romance – Garnet Silver

Pose – !bang – stand 330

Now, I’m going to take a deep breath, publish this post and (GULP!) enter the Model Search!