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

Night Fall

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Night will be falling soon on a couple of events – My Attic and The Arcade. Both will fade away when September ends. There are lots of bargains at My Attic – nothing is over 95L. The pose I am using from Ma Vie is part of a set you can nab for this bargain price. And the hair from -Tableau Vivant- is only a spin away at The Arcade.

While my dress is a new release at the Apple May Designs mainstore, you can pick up the red version for the princely sum of 25L for this week. You have plenty of time to get to Uber for the shoes I am wearing from fri.day, but why wait? I visited today and the crowds are manageable and the new still hasn’t worn off of these heels.

Don’t get caught napping – there will be plenty of time to sleep when night falls.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Apple May Designs Night Fall (Maitreya/Fitted) – White by Apple May
*Shoes: fri.day – Yara.Heels (Crimson) – Maitreya by Darling Monday (available at Uber Sept. 25 – Oct. 23 2015)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial – Underwater – Blacks+Whites by M4ri1yn Magic (gacha prize at The Arcade 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

*Stars: [ keke ] star cluster by Kean Kelly

*Pose: Ma Vie – Didi 07 m by Mavi Beck (available at My Attic until Sept. 30 2015)

If I Pretend It’s Not There

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I was working on a photo yesterday when Rwah IM’d me. We chatted for a while, with her telling me she was finally getting her sim together, and shared raw shots of photos we were working on back and forth. I was struggling with an angle and set to showcase the dress from Apple May Designs I am wearing, but Rwah just didn’t get it. Honestly, neither did I (it wasn’t this photo, by the way).

She had told me that I should come to see what she had done already, but not to go into the kitchen – it was “a bit of a mess.” Then she told me to get off my platform and use her kitchen to shoot my photo. With trepidation, I TP’d over and into the glorious, gore-fest she had created. The stuff from which nightmares spawn. Telling me to make myself at home, she then proceeded to leave me all alone in this room where horror is the recipe and terror is the final dish. Below is a (pardon the expression), raw shot of her kitchen.

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I couldn’t quite bring myself to do it.

Not only am I the kind of person that watches horror movies with squinted eyes between barely-splayed fingers of one hand while gripping the thigh of my companion with claw-like talons of the other, I was suffering from that Second Life phenomenon known as texture refresh. Yes, the textures on the baby, blood and table cloth kept refreshing, making the fabric and skin appear to crawl like thousands of maggots were just beneath the surface, struggling to get out. And come at me.

No. Just NO.

So I plopped myself down in the rather safe confines of the parlour next door and included just a glimpse of the gruesome scene next door. If I pretend it’s not there, it’s not…right?

There ya go, sis. I got off my platform. Ya happy now? 😛

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Apple May Designs Selena (S) – Blue by Apple May (Available at Tres Chic September 2015)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Asami” (Type B)(Red amber) by Marisa Kira
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C by aida Ewing
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Kirin – Sitting Pretty Pose 8 by Carolina Sautereau

Taken in Rwah’s house on her sim (private sim)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet