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

‘Elfed Up

Dare I suggest it? Dare I utter the words…those words that start with the letters “C” and “D”? Usually in my household those words are banned until December 1st. I refuse to acknowledge what the shops have been ramming down my throat since August….”Christmas approacheth lady, and are you ready?” In a single word “awww hell no!” Ok, that’s three but you get my drift!

One thing I must confess to enjoying though at this time of year (apart from the excuse to eat cake and drink sparkly fruity wine), is the fun jumpers that the stores carry. I didn’t realise til this year that it’s actually a ‘thing’ to raise money for charity on December 15th (http://www.nationaluglychristmassweaterday.org/). So, you never know: this year I may well be purchasing and wearing mine, all for a good cause. I know I’ve started early with my pixel self, but my real self may have to join in on the fun too.

 

Credits:

Hair w/ hat: LeLutka / CHILL hair (fatpack) / group gift

Jumper: Pink Cream Pie / Annie Ugly Sweater (Belleza, Slink HG, Maitreya inc) / *new release*

Jeans: Pink Cream Pie / Julia Jeans (Belleza, Slink HG, Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at ULTRA November 2017

Boots: Pink Cream Pie / Cady Boots (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc) / *new release* available at 4Mesh November 2017

Building: ~Adorably Strange Wares~ / The Indie Anti-Prom Bash Garage (RARE) / gacha item available at TWE12VE November 2017

Fridge:  ~Adorably Strange Wares~ / The Indie Anti-Prom Bash Fridge (RARE) / gacha item available at TWE12VE November 2017

Pose: Shi.S. poses / Cheers Collection #1 (6 poses w/ prop inc)