Of all the Gin Joints in all the Towns in all the World…

… you walk into mine. And I’m glad you did.

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Inspiration is a fickle thing; powerful when you have it but so frustrating when it continues to elude you. With the incredible month I’ve been having so far, though, and this beautiful new release from Chop Zuey, I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less than my best effort.

This outfit began very differently, starting with the jewellery, but no matter how I tried to shoot the pictures themselves something just wasn’t right. Oh, they were fine, even lovely, but they were missing an “it” factor. They weren’t special. I couldn’t make them special no matter how hard I tried. Maybe you’ve been there before as well; maybe you considered taking a step back to regroup, even putting the project off for a while. Maybe you persevered the way I did. Started fresh with an inventory-dive to see what was what.

It’s no accident that I checked my *Junbug* folders first, really, because no matter what genre I’m exploring, my love for Juno Mantel’s texture work is strong. I wanted to do something classic with Belle Roussel’s jewellery, something iconic if I could manage it, and when I happened upon the Nightingale gown and did a double-take because it was just about right. All it needed was a spark; an angle; something extra to cover the shoulders at least a little and help set the tone for my post. The princess fur stole from Ryvolter gives this outfit depth, I think, and gives my avatar a reason to be standing the way she is. It also gave me the idea to include a microphone and this gorgeous backdrop from Boudoir (if you haven’t seen the Burlesque Club yet, I strongly suggest taking a look). This is how the concept came together. It wasn’t easy, quick, or clean but the results are hard to deny, yeah? Sometimes pictures come together easily and sometimes we have to work until we discover the picture that wants to appear, even if we don’t know what it is yet. 😀


Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Lashes: .: Mai Bilavio :. Individual Lash in Morocco ~ Mai Bilavio
Makeup: !Musa! Eyeshadow Avery Bronze ~ Filomena Quinnell ~ NEW @ We ❤ Role Play (February 2016)
Nail Appliers: [LB ChromeEdgeGold1] *Slink* Manicure ~ Santana Lumiere

Hair: .ploom. Carrie – Blondes ~ Helyanwe Vindaloo*

Gown: *{Junbug}* Nightingale [Ivory] ~ Juno Mantel
Stole: .: ryvolter :. Mink Princess Stole – Snow ~ Sanya Bilavio

Jewellery Set: Chop Zuey ~ Dirait-on Texture Change Set ~ Belle Roussel ~ NEW!**
Ring: Chop Zuey ~ Shirobana Ring ~ Belle Roussel

Pose: *PosESioN* Coquette ~ Dahriel

Microphone: .:Standby Inc. – Retro Microphone Gold (RARE!) ~ Gacha Item ~ StandbyInc.
Set: Boudoir ~ Burlesque Club 1.2 ~ Vitabela Dubrovna

* Marketplace link to Carrie hair. ❤
** I would be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to show you the beautiful texture change options available with the Dirait-on jewellery so .. looook!

Dirait on HUD
“Oooooh! Ahhhhh!”

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