Two Sisters’ Views

I was working on a different photo of the Freya skin from *Birth* for Skin Fair 2017 and as I often do, I asked for an opinion. Since my sis, crankygit was online, I asked her. She is always brutally honest in her feedback and I trust her implicitly. So, when she told me, “sis, you can do better,” I stopped right where I was. I popped over to see her and she whisked me into her house, tossed some chain link fencing behind me and within moments, she showed me this…

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Frickin’ awesome.

I hopped off the pose stand and while just hanging there in awe, I clicked off another shot. Different. Nice. It shows off the skin, which is absolutely stunning, and also a bit of mood. I have found that I tend to change up my style when I am doing photos for Skin Fair – straight shots instead of my usual style. I hope this one does the skin justice while allowing me to be true to who I am as a photographer.

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The contouring of Freya is beautifully done and the eyes are just wow! So sleepy-sultry-sexy. I didn’t wear any other cosmetics; what you see are the natural eyes and lips that come with the skin. Of course, *Birth* has some wonderful cosmetics that I will try out with this skin, but for this shot, I wanted her to be just as she comes: beautiful and unadorned.

Cranky posted another version of her shot on her Flickr stream. Go see it here. I insist.

Two sisters. Two views.

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Skin Fair 2017 is brought to you by PaleGirl Productions and Esode.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: *COCO*_RippedTankTop(BeigeGrey)_Maitreya_Lara by cocoro Lemon
Hair: .Entwined. Polly by VivienMarli (available at Shiny Shabby through March 15)
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 02. Tone by Silent Alchemi (coming to Skin Fair 2017 March 10-26)
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 02. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi (coming to Skin Fair 2017 March 10-26)
Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Kimberly v2.08 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Nymph by Ikon Innovia

Pose: VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD 5.0*MIRIAM BENTO AO by VistaAnimations (stand)

Too Stinkin’ Hot To Blog

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I interrupt my regularly scheduled blogging to try to get relief from an historic heatwave in Sydney. Not only is this the hottest summer in general since they began keeping records, but the last three days here have been comparable to the middle of the Gobi Desert, Death Valley or the bowels of hell itself. While I normally relish the weekends, I find myself longing for our air conditioned offices at work on this muggy Sunday morning. Not for my job; just for the cool air. No, I don’t have air con at home. And sitting at my computer is the equivalent of sitting in front of a roaring fireplace or inside a blast furnace; I’m not sure which at this point. Maybe both. At the same time.

My inspiration has melted, along with my deodorant, my disposition and even my will to live. I am holding on for the cool change promised later this evening, although my grip is slipping due to the sweat that is dripping from my fingertips as they slip and slide across the keyboard. My eyes are watering, although I am not sure if it is from perspiration or tears of despair.

I plan on catching up on blogging during the week, once this hellfire subsides. In the meantime, please peruse the credits for info on this lovely top from *Just BECAUSE* for Collabor88, along with the coordinating skirt and leg sleeves from Vinyl and the hair and makeup found at The Liaison Collaborative.

I do apologise for not giving more detail, but it’s just too stinkin’ hot to blog 😦

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Clementine Top by Annie Melson (available at Collabor88 February 2017)
*Skirt: Vinyl – Troy Skirt – Maitreya by sukoshitosuto (available at Collabor88 February 2017)
*Leg wraps: Vinyl – Maya Leg Sleeves – Maitreya by sukoshitosuto (available at Collabor88 February 2017)
*Hair: Opale . Sofiko Hair by TonyaMilavskaya (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Lipstick: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Lipsticks by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Eye makeup: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Eye-Makeup by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Head Applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Luna -Sunkiss -Set 2 -Freckles by Nena Janus
*Vista Hands Applier: *League* Vista Hand Applier HUD Sunkiss by Nena Janus
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: -VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA by Vista Barnes
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus

Dock: Scarlet Creative I Love Lakes Pier by Scarlett Bartlett (gacha prize)
Pose: Del May Poses DM – Despondent by Del May

Romantically Metallic

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Buckle up for this round of The Liaison Collaborative, running from February 7-30. Romatically Metallic is the theme, and it is sparkling and divine. Almost everything I’m wearing is from this event.

While I love the earrings and hair, the lipstick and eye shadows from Izzie’s will definitely make it into my regular rotation. But my favourite item is the glasses from The Plastik. With a texture-change HUD for the frame, the diamonds and the lenses, they are chic, funky and fun. Must have stuff!

A note on my pose. I was planning on using the “I” pose from {NANTRA}‘s ASL I Love You pose set. This is a set of poses for Bento hands that spells out I Love You in American Sign Language. When I decided to try a different pose (from an lar [poses]), I didn’t step off of the pose stand that comes with the ASL set. While my body pose changed, my hands retained the ASL sign for “I”. So I accidentally created a hybrid pose that I really liked.

The round has just begun, so be sure to add TLC to your calendar. You will want to check out all of the romantically metallic prettiness at this event.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30:
*Dress: NYU – Leather Side Zipper Dress, Fatpack (Maitreya) by NyuNyu Kimono
*Earrings: PurpleMoon Creations :: PM :: Romanza Earrings by Poulet Koenkamp
*Glasses: The Plastik :[P]:- Diamondine Glasses by Aikea Rieko
*Lipstick: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Lipsticks by Izzie Button
*Eye makeup: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Eye-Makeup by Izzie Button
*Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Cecilio” by Marisa Kira
*Eyes: [ session ] Blender Mesh Eyes by Anj4
*Pose: an lar [poses] The LouLou Series – Three by Katya Valeska PLUS {NANTRA} ASL – I Love You (I) by Nancoix Urquan

*Head Applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Luna -Sunkiss -Set 2 -Freckles by Nena Janus
*Vista Hands Applier: *League* Vista Hand Applier HUD Sunkiss by Nena Janus
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: -VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA by Vista Barnes
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus

Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet