[#700] Here And Now

 

The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky
But could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the
Here and now, here and now

Letters To Cleo, ♫Here And Now♫

 

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about blogging is the challenges you can bring about to your creativity. Using both male and female items for my photos and virtual photography is something I enjoy because I can think outside of the box as some people say. Being a gamer who has had eons of experience with so when I saw the releases from Lush Poses at Pose Fair, I decided to see what I could pull together and do it with a twist. It would be so easy for me to do it with my normal every day look but to pull off a female look…now that is a challenge.

“Naughty Gamer Girl” is a pose set that comes with a controller prop and a bean bag prop filled with 8 different poses. I thought they were rather tasteful and they could also be used for seductive type photos if someone wanted to go that direction. There’s a lot of ways that it could be looked at but each pose is professionally made. Lush has been one of my favorites to utilize through Pose Fair over my years involved with the event and I definitely encourage anyone to give their sets at the event a look and then also go take a look around their store in-world.

With that said I believe I’ve inspired myself to go pick up my controller and do some gaming myself. Life imitates art in a sense!

 

BACKDROP: WetCat Poses – Dawn

POSE: Lush Poses – Naughty Gamer Girl @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: TRUTH Hair – Poetry ✦ VIP GiftNEW
HEAD: Genus Project: Strong Face 001
SKIN: Session Skins – Sage (Tone 00b (Chubby) / BOM)
BODY: Maitreya – Lara 5.1

BODYSUIT: Spoiled – Game Over Bodysuit (Red)
BOOTS: Vale Koer – Rainy Day Boots

 

[#683] Soak Up The Sun

 

I’m gonna soak up the sun
Gonna tell everyone
To lighten up
I’m gonna tell ’em that
I’ve got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I’m looking up

Sheryl Crow, ♫Soak Up The Sun♫

 

Today is another gloomy one here and I decided that I was going to infuse some warm weather vibes into my artistry. For the look that I’ve put together for this entry I have some fun things from Skin Fair that I really think are fantastic. It’s amazing just how many great stores are a part of this event and every year it just gets better and better in my estimation. From looking at works from my fellow event bloggers I am amazed at the creativity and looks everyone is putting together.

Amuse Bouche has several skins for sale at Skin Fair and when it came to me choosing one it was difficult so I did some consulting and the consensus was that Cassie paired with the Genus Baby Face W002 which is almost making its debut at the event, were the best choices. The skin itself is Bakes On Mesh tattoo layer with a brow and non brow in the pack. The skin only comes in golden which a little bit more colorful than the usual pale tones I go with but it’s not entirely tanned. The body appliers are sold separately so if you don’t have any previously releases by this store then you would need to get them.

I’ve also added a little bit of color to the lips of this look by using the Babe Lips applier by TheMars. This pack has 10 different tones of reddish tint lip gloss that is applied via HUD. The version I am using is for Genus branded heads but it is also being sold for CATWA heads as well so there are at least two different brands that it can be used for.

Many of you know about the great singles and couples poses being offered at the 10th anniversary round of the Pose Fair but did you also know that most if not all the booths offer gifts as well just for browsing their booth? I thought it would be a great idea if I presented one of the gifts and I chose one of two “Signals” poses by PRINT. I thought this best fit the idea of being on the beach and just enjoying the sun soaked day by listening to the music that was in my head. I love the hand gestures in the pose as I tend to do those a lot in various things (even when nobody is watching or looking). I certainly encourage anyone that hasn’t stopped by their stall at the event to check out this gift and their other poses because I don’t think there would be any regrets.

 

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.
Thomas Mann

 

POSE: Print – Signals (Gift) @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Truth – Vivid (Truth VIP Gift)
HEAD: Genus Project – Baby Face W002 @ Skin FairNEW
SKIN: Amuse Bouche – Cassie (Golden) @ Skin FairNEW
LIPS: TheMars – Babe Lip Applier @ Skin FairNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v5.0

TOP: Blueberry – Love Spring (Previous FLF)
SHORTS: Blueberry – Love Spring (Previous FLF)

 

[#681] Tennis Court

 

Baby be the class clown
I’ll be the beauty queen in tears
It’s a new art form showing people how little we care
We’re so happy, even when we’re smilin’ out of fear
Let’s go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah

Lorde, ♫Tennis Court♫

 

For a time (probably in my teens) I had this thing for Tennis. It was like this fascination I had with it even though it can be really boring for some people to watch. It was something that at least inspired me to get out and get fresh air and get exercise even when I wasn’t completely good at it. I would watch all the Grand Slam events on television and cheer for my favorites like Andre Agassi and jeer my least favorites like Pete Sampras. It was all in part to the influence my brother had on me and the things he liked were kind of an impression on me.

I find it really funny in a way that many years later I am like super excited to see well made tennis poses. OsTentatoN has three tennis themed sets out right now at the Pose Fair that I think for photographers and bloggers will really enjoy creating fun looks and be reminded that warm weather (at least for us in the US) is coming soon.

TennisCouple is a set of poses 4 can be purchased as single packs but there is an advantage of getting the FatPack because it includes one extra pose that you cannot get unless you do. Each set comes with a supplied mesh racket for both men and women (except in the pose I’m using which only the female one is needed). The great thing about it is that it comes with it’s own court backdrop (which is a clay court). It’s really well done and the textures on it are details but if I could have made one suggestion is that the court could have had a texture changer for those who prefer grass or hard courts as well. Clay was never my favorite to watch but it was amusing to see the tennis players white uniforms get destroyed with the orange of the clay that seemed to always get on them.

This set is available right now exclusively at Pose Fairs 10th Anniversary Round and it runs through the end of the month. Take a look at this pack and some of the other fun works by OsTentatioN while you are there!

 

Tennis belongs to the individualistic past – a hero, or at most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world.
Jaques Barzun

 

POSE: OsTentatioN – TennisCouple @ Pose FairNEW

Look 1 (Him)

HAIR: Stealthic – Atlas
HEAD: CATWA – Victor
SKIN: Stray Dog – Joaquin (Tone 03)
BEARD: Mister Razzor – Negan
BODY: Signature – Gianni v5.0

SHORTS: RIOT – Andrew Shorts (White)

Look 2 (Her)

HAIR: TRUTH – Destiny
HEAD: Genus Project – Baby Face
FACE: LePunk – Hayley
MAKEUP: WarPaint – IWokeUpLikeThis2
MAKEUP2: WarPaint – Naked Lips
BODY: Belleza – Freya

TOP: Evie – ActiveBabe Polo Crop Top
SKIRT: Evie – ActiveBabe Jacket & Skirt

 

[#541] A Million Dreams

However big, however small
Let me be part of it all
Share your dreams with me
You may be right, you may be wrong
But say that you’ll bring me along
To the world you see
To the world I close my eyes to see
I close my eyes to see

The Greatest Showman Cast, ♫A Million Dreams

With the final days of Pose Fair approaching (it ends tomorrow October 31st) I wanted to squeeze in one more item that reminded me a little bit of one of my favorite movies, which is a perennial cult classic that is shown quite often during October in most places and one that I watch as part tribute/part tradition and have for years now.

In “The Crow” during flashbacks of the life he lived before his violent death, Eric Draven and his fiancee Shelly Webster are shown in a field of flowers with vivid colors and in a way I wanted to recapture that in my own style by dancing with my most favorite person of all. I’ve pretty done a facsimile of scenes from the movie for several years of this blogs existence and thought maybe I would do it differently this year.

Normally I also don’t do showtunes but sometimes you have to compromise when it is something that has meaningful words. While I have never seen “The Greatest Showman” it is actually on my list of things to eventually get around to watching as I don’t completely rule out watching any sort of movie as I’m probably one of only a select handful of people who might admit they’ve seen “The Notebook” but I thought the story was good.

The theme that has been chosen for the soundtrack of this blog post has quite a bit of meaning if you listen to it and along with the photo makes a lot of sense to me to use it so I can thank my wife for showing it to me (as I had asked her to suggest something and she came through like she always does).

The only new release that I am featuring in this scene is the pose, which is from CORPUS and called “Time Lapse”. It’s a very sweet couples pose that fits the two of us doing something as spontaneous as dancing in a field of marigolds on the Whimberley sim, which I have not visited in a very long time and am happy that it is still alive and kicking and looking as great as ever; it is truly a unique place to explore and to take someone you care about with you as you roam around.

CORPUS Poses Time Lapse Couples Pose features:

  • 100% bento enabled couples pose (bento capable viewer required for proper use)
  • Modifiable for avatar compatibility
  • Available exclusively @ Pose Fair until Oct. 31st so hurry!!!

That is really all for this blog post which gives me more time to see what I can whip up for a Halloween photo tomorrow (because it’s my favorite day of the year of course!) I really hope that visitors enjoy this post as much as I did shooting it as it shows a different side of me that doesn’t always show up in the pages of this blog but am trying to more and more when possible.

I shall finalize this by giving you the credits below for what I’m wearing and also what my wife is wearing as well as the taxi for you to visit Whimberley to go explore when time permits. It is a really wonderful place that you can just walk around and relax and just have an overall good feeling. So until our paths cross once again, it’s onto the next conversation…


LOCATION: Whimberley

POSE: Corpus – Time Lapse @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m wearing ::

HAIR: Vango – Erick ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Sessions – Ian Tone 02 @ Dubai EventNEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Lenox Co. – Townsend Jacket (FATPACK) ✦ Previously Blogged
PANTS: Lenox Co. – Okauchee Pants (FATPACK) ✦ Previously Blogged

:: What She’s wearing ::

HAIR: Truth – Oksana @ UberNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Lona ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

DRESS: Pixicat – The Dark Dress (Rose)