Pose Me Pretty: !bang

! !bang Pose Me Pretty

I’m back again this week to showcase another of my favourite posemakers. !bang is another longtime fave of mine and I am honoured to be an official blogger for this store. Luna Jubilee makes such feminine female stands that they are always among my go-to poses. While there are lots of great stand and sit posemakers in Second Life, Luna’s are always so natural that taking a photograph using them is like capturing a snapshot, rather than a posed shot.

The pose I am featuring here is a new release for We < 3 Roleplay this month. Notice the stance, the slightly-cocked knee and the perfect placement of the fingertips. So realistic, as if she has just paused on her trip through the forest.

Luna also makes great couples poses, ranging from friends to lovers. She has some *ahem* racy couples poses available at this month’s round of Romp and a female-female pose available at Cosmopolitan. But just because a pose is designed for specific genders, don’t let that stop you if you want to use them with a different pairing. I had intended to use a photo of the female-female pose with Chance and myself, but sadly, my computer wasn’t co-operating and kept crashing when I clicked the shutter. You’ll have to trust me on this, but with a bit of adjustment, you can often mix things up to suit your situation. You can even try it out in the store before making the purchase since !bang couple poses are in an adjustable box, rather than poseballs (for which you have to have edit rights and a hell of a lot of patience!)

Go on. Visit Luna’s store. You’ll get !bang for your buck and !bang-on poses.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Pose: !bang – stand 566 by Luna Jubilee (available at We < 3 Roleplay Oct. 4-31 2015)

Top: Addams // Sirena Top for Women // Maitreya by AmaliaRainwood
Skirt: {Reverie} ‘Lost Innocent’ Skirt – Taupe by Paolla Flux (available at Uber Sept/Oct 2015)
Headband: *LODE* Chestnut Leaves Crown [brown_green] by Chirzaka Vlodovic (gacha prize at The Chapter Four Oct. 2015)
Hair: *ARGRACE* MOMIJI – Ginger [typeB / S] by rika Oyen (New Release)
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

Trees: Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 by Alex Bader
Mist: {anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] flat 1prim by aki69

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Pose Me Pretty: GLITTERATI

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For the longest time, I have been trying to come up with a theme I can use as the basis for a weekly post. Think Strawberry Singh’s Monday Memes or Wendz Tempest’s Sunday Sevensies . But I couldn’t think of anything that I thought would be compelling enough for me to continue on a regular basis.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in possession of a pose from !bang and I struggled to make it fit in with the other things I was blogging. So I went at it from the opposite direction: I styled my photo around the pose. I talked about it in my post, and it really is one of my favourite photographs.

The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of doing a weekly post wherein the pose is the star. Whether it is an animation in furniture or a dance ball, a static pose or even an AO, the pose is the backbone of any Second Life photo that contains an avatar. And posemakers don’t get enough credit, in my opinion.

That is the genesis of my weekly prompt, Pose Me Pretty. I will style my photograph around the pose and share it here.

This week, I am featuring a pose prop that is no longer available for purchase, but has long been one of my favourites. It is from the Draped series by Katey Coppola of GLITTERATI. GLITTERATI was one of my original favourite pose stores and is now, sadly, only available on the Marketplace. Not sad because it is only on MP, but because Katey is no longer actively creating poses and I own virtually everything she has made!

Each piece in this set has a pose contained in a wispy piece of fabric. They are elegant and feminine and show the staying power of a well-made pose. It is a piece worthy of its own post, in my humble opinion, and I am pleased to present it as the first in what I hope to make a long-standing event.

I hope you come back to check it out as I continue this little adventure. I have even set up a separate category, so you can easily find them.

Dedicated to the wonderful posemakers in Second Life. Thank you, one and all.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Drape/Pose: GLITTERATI – Draped – 1 by Katey Coppola (no longer available)

Hair: MINA Hair – Elsa (no materials) by Mina Nakamura (available at Shiny Shabby Sept. 20-Oct 15 2015)
Eyelids: Slink Mesh eyelids by Siddean Munro
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
*Earrings: Cae :: Equestrian :: Earring by Caelan Hancroft (available at My Attic until Sept. 30 2015)

Mist: {anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] by aki69
Stars: [ keke ] star glitter by Kean Kelly
More stars: [ keke ] star cluster by Kean Kelly

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet