A friend of mine got tickets for his family to go see Cirque du Soleil when it comes to his town and it got me thinking about my favorite part of that type of show, the aerial hoop. I can’t even imagine the kind of strength and balance one has to have to not just stay on the hoop, but make it beautiful. I found this gorgeous shot of hoop aerialist Elena Gatilova and tried to emulate her strength and grace.
Hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Blaine by Leyla Flux (@Hairology)
Head: Catwa Annie by Catwa Clip
Body: Slink Physique by Siddean Munro
Skin: Essences Vanessa by Inka Mexicola (@The Liaison Collaborative)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Gesture and Fist by Siddean Munro
Bodysuit: Lybra Amanda Black by Natsuka Miliandrovic (@The Liaison Collaborative)
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Pointe by Siddean Munro
Aerial Hoop: Rack Poses Aerial Hoop by Valiant Co.
Pose: Eliza Quixote
Bee.Bu has two pose singles pose sets at Pose Fair as well as a couple of pose props. I chose the Venus Fly single set today, mainly because they are great poses for showing off outfits with style, like this gorgeous dress from Lybra and shoes from Plastik, both available at The Liaison Collaborative. Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, Caelan Hancroft’s beautiful new set at Cosmopolitan will give me a boost of luck.
Hair: *ARGRACE* KASUMI by Rika Oyen
Skin: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Luna by Nena Janus (@Skin Fair)
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Jewelry: Cae :: Lucky :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft (@Cosmopolitan)
Dress: !:Lybra:! Katya Grey by Natzuka Miliandrovic (@The Liaison Collaborative)
Shoes: :[P]:- Estelie Heels by Alkea Rieko (@The Liaison Collaborative)
Poses: Bee. Bu Venus Fly by Octagons Yazimoto (@Pose Fair)
Squinternet Larnia was the first designer in SL that I ever fangirled. I was shopping at DeLa, and there she was. All I could do really was stammer how much I admired her work. She was gracious and kind, even though I was unfortunately rather new at the time and she probably cringed to think of her lovely work adorning my noob neck. At any rate, for jewelry, accessories and vintage clothing, Donna Flora is one of the cornerstones of SL fashion.
The Love Donna Flora event is to raise money for Squinternet’s fight against breast cancer. The event starts July 25th and runs through August 11th. You can read more about this remarkable woman and the event HERE.
Lybra Rage’s contributions to the event include three gorgeous evening gowns in several colors.
I had to pull out some of my favorite Donna Flora items for this shoot, and my formal updo from LoQ Hair at Hair Fair finishes the look with flair.
Hair: LoQ Chianti Dark Brown by Gia Pawpad (@Hair Fair)
Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Shyla Diggs
Eyes: Ikon Vanity Eyes Tome by Ikon Innovia
Necklace and Earrings: Donna Flora Miranda set by Squinternet Larnia
Ring: Donna Flora Irina Ring by Squinternet Larnia
Dresses: Lybra Flora, Jacinte, and Primrose by Lybra Rage (@Love Donna Flora starting July 25th)
Shoes: Gos Eva Slingback White Satin by Gospel Voom