Cast Your Eyes Forward

Look forward, to the horizon. That’s where your future lies. Embrace it. Don’t let your fears be the bars on a self imposed cage that holds you back.

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little and I have a person and a group to thank for this. I recently participated in the Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) group’s Secret Santa and I was drawn Jarla Capalini. “So, how do I blog about a blogger as a gift?” you ask. Well, it’s a very good question and one I’ve thought about this week carefully. You start by profile perving, flickr perving and blog perving. Generally, you perv and I learned a few things:

  1. Jarla takes amazing photographs. Her use of lighting and shadows just makes me think “Wow!” every time I see them.
  2. Jarla has a couple of quotes in her profile that really resonate with me. The window bars in this picture are inspired by one of them.
  3. Jarla loves motorbikes!! This makes my heart sing because I have a trike in real life and I admit, I drooled at her rl profile picture (sorry Jarla, still profile perving).

So, what does a little blogger like me do with this information? Well, we take risks. We play with lighting and projectors. We edit windlights, play with shadows and then a moment of brilliance emerges. Obviously, this moment of brilliant includes a motorbike and an excuse to wear leather. So Jarla, this is my gift to you and it comes with thanks, for inspiring me to develop my skills further.

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Honey Whiskey – Hud 01 worn

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Necklace: L&B Swear / Frost Coin Necklace (Classic, Maitreya, Slink) / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Jacket: L&B Swear / Dita Winter Cropped Jacket (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / former Bishbox item (check store for availability)

Pants: [JUSTICE] / Naomi Pants – Black (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *discounted* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Boots: Glamistry / Nemesia Ankle Boots – black worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Motorbike: .::Indulge::. / Retro Orange Ducatti / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Pose:  Shi.S. poses / My Car Pose / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop:  RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item

Cheeky Cheeky

Nothing wrong with warming yourself by an open fire…even if it’s your butt that gets the warming first! Who knows what else the fire may warm up, if I’m lucky enough 😉

 

Credits:

Hair: Exile / Persuasive – Naturals / *new release* available at C88 December 2017

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s / Candy Cane Eye Make-Up (Classic, Catwa, Lelutka, Omega inc) / free gift

Lipstick: amara beauty / Hailey Lipsticks (Catwa available) / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 /”New Year Black/Copper” (Maitreya, Omega, Slink inc) / group gift On9 December 2017

Romper: -NARCISSE- / Noelle Romper (Maitreya, Slink HG inc) *new release* available at The Liaison Collaborative December 2017

Socks: erratic / eva – knee socks xmas (Maitreya inc)

Necklace: -KC- Couture / Caily Choker (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Classic inc)

Rings: Slipper Originals / Wynter Rings (Maitreya, Slink bento) / *exclusive item* The Frozen Fair December 2017

Pose: <K&S> / Lila poses. Standing / gacha item

Scene Location: Creamy’s (Alrberg Lech Lodge – VIP area)

Yule time

I am not a fan of cold weather, but there is one thing about it I do like very much. It’s the thought of wrapping up warm in front of a roaring fire while the cold is outside. I can just see myself right now, curled up on this chair, wrapped in a blanket with a book, periodically watching the kitten play and trying to stop her destroying the presents. It’s a homely thought and one I’ll enjoy for the rest of the day (stuck in work…boo!)

 

Credits:

Chair: :: Newchurch :: / Marie Occasional Chair / group gift On9 December 2017

Rug: *KOM / carpet christmas GIFT / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Kitty: ~Nerido~ / Gray Kitten with garland / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Fireplace: ChiMia:: / Yule Fireplace

Stockings: MadPea / Holiday Stocking – Yellow / *new release* Paying It Forward December 2017

Star deco: ChiC Buildings / Falling Stars Holder / previous On9 group gift

Light: ChiMia:: / Drum Kit Light – red

Candles: ChiMia:: / Yule Candelabra [Brass] /*new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Mini tree: ChiMia:: / Tabletop Christmas Tree / *new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Antler deco: {moss&mink} / Wall Deco (classic) / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Bauble tree: ionic / Christmas Tree GIFT / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Mini snowman: !gO! / Snowman – Gift / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Backdrop: RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Polka-dots Cafe / gacha item

Tiny Dancer

Ever since I saw this Reign gacha at The Arcade this month, I knew I had to have it. It takes me back years to 5 year old me, learning ballet and realising I’m not naturally co-ordinated! I bump into things. I have a tendency to catch corners and stumble a little. Although I wasn’t a natural dancer, I learned that perseverance does pay off and my skills grew. I was never going to be a Prima Donna, but I could hold my own and that was good enough for me.

 

Credits:

Hair: Doe / Nole – Browns / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Skin: Glam Affair / Klea – India (Catwa inc) / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Neck shawl: The Annex / Knitted Scarf – Oatmeal / *new release* Paying It Forward – starts 10th December 2017

Leotard: REIGN. / Leotard (Maitreya worn) / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Legwarmers: The Annex / Legwarmers – Oatmeal (Maitreya) / *new release* Paying It Forward – starts 10th December 2017

shoes: REIGN. / Ballet Flats Plain (Maitreya worn) / gacha item available at The Arcade December 2017

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Get What I Want (5 poses w/ mirrors)

Scene Location: Ballet Sarah

 

More info about the Paying It Forward event can be found HERE. Happy shopping and remember, Wynny likes shoes and hair!