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Today I reveal the second of the two masquerade masks presented to me by Success Creations. This one is laser-cut from metal with a striking black finish, embellished with shimmering crystals.
I love this totally different, modern take on the masque theme, and enjoyed creating an outfit and hairstyle to do it justice. I thought all-black was the only way to properly emphasize the delicate lines of the mask. I even used only solid black jewelry so the crystal highlights would stand out.
My hair is styled in a fancy chignon framed with a velvet headband, which I embellished with two satin flowers, large faceted buttons and an ostrich feather.
Mr. Kitty again assisted me in going “on location” for this photo shoot – this time, to our living room. 🙂 An additional challenge to shooting photos outside of my little “studio” is the lack of a mirror. I hung a full-length mirror in the little corner of our loft I claimed for my photo studio, and it aides greatly in posing without looking dumb. 😉 In other parts of the house,I just have to keep guessing until I stumble upon a shot or two where I look reasonably natural but in a flattering pose that showcases the outfit well.
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