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I was recently invited to test-drive two divine masquerade masks from Success Creations. Browsing through their website was a treat, as I discovered many gorgeous creations that were perfect for a dark aesthetic. The first mask that caught my eye was the Deco Lady Silver – an exquisitely detailed piece in a slightly antiqued silver-tone. Covered in swirling, shimmering filigree, highlighted with just a touch of glitter and finished with a silver rose spray, I knew it would pair perfectly with my silver brocade corset.
Along with my blog redesign, Mr. Kitty and I have been brainstorming on new photo shoot ideas. I’ve been getting bored with the same studio shots, but honestly, a controlled environment like that is worlds easier than going “on location” (in this case, our dining room). It was much trickier than we expected to get a composition that looked nice without competing with the outfit (which is, after all, the point of this blog). Even after moving my studio lights and tripod downstairs, there were an array of technical difficulties due to the large room, the dark furnishings, quirky camera and just plain lack of advanced photography skills. It was hard work, but we ended up with a few great shots.
After our frustrating but fruitful dining room shoot, we hauled the equipment back upstairs into my loft studio so I could do some shots in a controlled environment where I knew they would come out well (and do this lovely mask justice).
I’m looking forward to featuring my other selection from Success Creations soon!
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