Just Because

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Sometimes when I’m blogging for several events or releases around the same time, I start to feel stressed about getting the posts done. While I love and appreciate the creators who are kind enough to provide me with their beautiful goods, I can begin to feel like I am not always doing my best for them (or me) when I am under pressure to publish while the event or release is new. I worry about every camera angle, have I set the scene or styled the outfit in the best way, have I chosen the right pose and lighting? Have I left anything out of the credits? Did I miss a group on Flickr or post in the wrong ones?

All of those things go through my mind as I am preparing my post.

So it is nice – and sometimes necessary for my sanity – to just take a photograph and blog something just because I want to. Sometimes it is an item that a creator has given me; but often it is just something that I see, buy and put on.

That’s what happened when I saw the Remedium Shawl by [glow] Studio at this round of The Dressing Room Fusion. I knew exactly the photograph I wanted to take – the lighting, the mood, the camera angle. And I wasted no time in doing it. Within an hour of seeing the ad, I had purchased it, found hair that worked (with minimal editing), hopped into a pose and completed shooting. I didn’t even have to take that many shots (for me, anyway). I kept the background plain white and adjusted the lighting using Windlight and my LUMIPro, then played about with it in Photoshop. I had recently downloaded several Actions, and I came up with three versions using various effects that I liked. This was the winner.

A different version is on display upstairs at my photo studio, if you want to pop over and take a look. You can find it from the glow that surrounds it; the same glow I feel when I have created a photo that I love…just because.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Scarf: [ glow ] studio Remedium Shawl (greenflow) by Linka Demina (available at The Dressing Room Fusion through Feb. 13 2015)
Hair: +LALA Moon+ Beagle [ Crimson Red ] by RuRu Nagy (edited)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 14 D by aida Ewing
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: aDORKable Poses: Floored II 5m by Adorkable Peapod

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Don’t Forget The Sunscreen

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Beautiful day for a stroll along the beach. Even though it’s cloudy, don’t forget the sunscreen…

…or the hat.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Outfit: *LpD* – *Serena* Top & Skirt Blue-Orange by Neverey Lorakeet (available at The Chapter Four July 2014)
Hat: Swallow Flower Hat White and Pink by luciayes Magic (available at The Dressing Room Fusion July 4-18 2014)
Hair: Analog Dog level heat by Queue Marlowe (edited for hat)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT Terre MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: ..::Vibe::.. – Free Spirit 09_mirror by Journey Lorakeet

Sign: fri.day home – beach sign (surf sand sun) by Darling Monday

Wine & Roses

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I don’t like wine. I wish when I opened a bottle, rose petals poured out.

Add a little music and candlelight and it would be a perfect evening.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Jumpsuit: Baiastice_Anais Mesh Jumpsuit-REDBERRY by Sissy Pessoa (available at The Dressing Room Fusion June 2014)
Shoes: Ingenue :: Minette Heels (Slink Add-On) :: Candy (colour available for Shoe21 June 2014)
*Necklace: Cae :: Melly :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft (available at The Seraphim Social June 2014)
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIZUKI – Auburn by rika Oyen
Rose petals: LISP Pink Petals (recoloured) by Pandora Popstar
Candle: LISP – Red Petals and Candle by Pandora Popstar
Music sheets: LISP – Music Sheets by Pandora Popstar
Wine bottle: Trompe Loeil – Seashell White Wine Bottle by Cory Edo
Wine glass: Trompe Loeil – Tall Wine Glass by Cory Edo

Pose: Del May Poses – DM – Sigh by Del May

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD