When I am in the middle of photographing a lot of review copies, I often find myself getting stressed. Not because I “have” to blog them, but because I am worried I won’t do them justice. I have been known to scrap entire shoots, which often take hours to stage and photograph. Those are typically the shoots that I know while I am photographing just aren’t right, but I tell myself with just one more light change or camera angle, I’ll get something usable. It is a rationalisation that rarely works.
That happened to me today. I had already completed two shoots (more posts to come!), and I wanted to get the Olivia Sandals from fri.day done. My previous two shoots were Home & Garden and just didn’t lend themselves to me being in the picture. So, I decided to sim-hop to find a perfect location.
After visiting about six and either not finding what I wanted or being lagged out, I headed home, deciding instead to build my own set. Which I did. Which I photographed.
Which I hated.
So, I gave up. And went shopping. Then decided to put together a set for some therapeutic “just because” photography. And guess what? I plopped my avi-self down, changed my camera angle to only take in a small portion of the space I had created and found my photo.
A flock of birds, a jug of roses and some kick-arse sandals.
I could have kept my mouth shut and you would have thought this was all planned. But hey…desperation is the mother of necessity.
Or however that saying goes…
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: Vinyl – Roe Top Bikini Top & Cover Mint by sukoshitosuto (available at Uber through June 23, 2016)
Skirt: Blueberry – Distressed Skirts by Blueberryxx
*Sandals: fri.day – Olivia.Sandals (Natural) by Darling Monday – exclusively for Maitreya Lara (available at Uber through June 23, 2016)
Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia
Sofa/pose: dust bunny . camellia couch by xlnoel
Hat boxes: Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Jug of roses: 8. Apple Fall Roses Jug by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)
Watering cans & roses: Apt B // Goodbye Autumn Roses by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Rabbit chair: Soy. Chair Rabbit ears grows by Soyoy
Window: Soy. Window [Here I am] brown by Soyoy
Build: Apple Fall AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)