#148 – Stepping Outside Myself
Today I bring you my first batch of items from the Audacity Event that I promised you yesterday !
One of my favorite parts of blogging is the challenge to step outside myself at times and to put my own spin on the items that I have to work with. This is always more of a challenge for me when the item in question is a shape that is not my own.
The natural instinct for most of us when we purchase a new shape is to tweak the body shape to suit our own preferences, since it tends to be the face itself that we had purchased it for. When blogging a shape, I make no changes to the shape that I am given unless some very minor tweaks are needed to better fit the outfit that I am wearing with it, which in this case the only change made was to the cleavage and buoyancy of the breast sliders.
For most people the idea of looking in a mirror and seeing someone elses face would seem like something straight out of a scary movie, but for those of us with DiD this is a normal daily experience, and a big reason we try and avoid mirrors whenever possible.
So for me personally, my avatar is the closest thing I get to being able to see a consistent version of myself that I can’t get from a mirror. Changing heads, and shapes and skins especially of my face, is a huge ordeal and tends to lend itself to more than a few days of anxiety as I work to make myself feel more myself again.
I took the challenge to work with this new shape from Shelbyfied for the event and spent more than a few hours working with different skins to come up with something that I thought resulted in a pretty good looking chicky !
While this is not a look that I could wear myself on an every day basis, I am very happy with the end results and I hope you enjoy it as well !
~ SCENE ~
~ POSE ~
BellePoses – Brena 1
~ WORN ~
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : Genus – Classic
Shape : Shelbyfied – Alissa Shape @ Audacity Event 04/01
Skin : NUXE – Skin Jessica – Peach
Hair : MINA Hair – Hattie – Browns
Top : TRINITY – Aubrey’s Lace Up Top @ Audacity Event 04/01
Skirt : TRINITY – Aubrey’s Lace Up Skirt @ Audacity Event 04/01
Boots : TRINITY – Aubrey’s Pump and Boot Combo @ Audacity Event 04/01
Tattoo : Crooked Crown – Beautiful Disaster Tattoo @ Audacity Event 04/01
Earrings : L&B Swear – Boho Earrings Group Gift
Rings : Ysoral – Luxe Wedding Ring – Jade
Belly Chain : KC Couture – Zelah Waist Chain
Glasses : BONDI – PM N1 Glasses
Applier : POUT – Body Freckles
Applier : MILA – Summer Freckles
Applier : Izzies – Fall Eyeshadows
Applier : POUT – Exxotic Lips
Applier : Mai Bilavio – GND Collection in BRITNEY
Applier : Alme – Fall Palette II – Shiny