One of my very best friends and fellow blogger, Grumbachr Graymark, were talking about how we get stuck in creative ruts and how sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees yadda kinda thing. For me, I get too comfortable doing one thing.
I told him about a specific SL blogger challenge that happened thirteen years ago called the “Dress Me Up Challenge.” (Geezus, I’m old.) The premise for that challenge was that you’d ask someone, usually another blogger, to suggest a specific style, like 80s rocker girl, formal dress, etc. and you had to create a look and post around that concept. I thought it would be fun to resurrect a version of it between him and me.
Given that, I asked Grum to dress Volare for a look. I said that I was a Cynful blogger and that the only item I was required to blog was the new Femme Fatale romper pictured here and available at August’s Collabor88 event. He’d be responsible for creating the entire look around that. Everything from the hair, to accessories, make-up as well as background and pose. Another main requirement was that I couldn’t say “no” and that he was to push me outside of my comfort zone. Hello, blue lipstick! I was scared with what he’d come up with. I mean, he’s a man, after all. In the end, I was over-the-top impressed with his specific requests, especially around make-up, like wanting matte lips instead of shiny lips. /me shrugs … Who knew?
I’m happy with how the whole thing turned out. Believe it or not, it was me who added the gun from SAC and the face scars from LePunk and WarPaint. You would think that would have been a guy thing, but no…that was all my doing. The thing I learned from this challenge is that I’m kind of into the whole cyber punk look. Also, the best part is that I get to do the same thing to him and he can’t say no. 😉
Hair: [monso] Natalia Hair – New for Collabor88 (Aug)
Glasses: :::SOLE::: SA – Glasses Tweaky (MID)
Earrings: e.marie // Jessica Earrings – Silvers – New Saturday Sale 8/7
Collar: [NeurolaB Inc.] COLLAR CR-4 BLACK
Arm Tech: :::SOLE::: SA – Armtech Mk.6 (MID) – July Warehouse Event
Romper With Top: Cynful Femme Fatale Romper / Top – New for Collabor88 (Aug)
Gloves: Bauhaus – Synthetic Dawn Gloves – Navy – New for Collabor88 (Aug)
Boots: Bauhaus – Synthetic Dawn Boots – Navy – New for Collabor88 (Aug)
Mesh Head: .LeLUTKA. Avalon Head 3.0
Healed Face Scars: WarPaint* – (im)Perfect
Fresh Face Scars: [ LEPUNK ] Jimin Scars +LEL Evox+ BOM
Lipstick: Shiny Stuffs EvoX Fluffy Kisses 34
Skin: [Glam Affair] Eloise [Lelutka EvoX] RoseKiss – New for July-Aug Uber
Body Applier: VELOUR: Ipanema Body Legacy – Curvy With Sweet Cleavage (RoseKiss)
Beauty Marks: DIALOGUE BEAUTY MARKS for Lel EvoX – New for Miix Event (Aug)
Body: Legacy MeshBody