Hart Larsson’s long-awaited July from PXL Creations is launched today at the Skin Fair @ Vanity Universe and it’s worth the wait. This is the sort of skin that could move a poet to write an ode. It’s a masterful demonstration of how light and shadow highlight, define and create beautiful skin. It had me scrambling to recall a poem by Pablo Neruda called Ode to a Naked Beauty. Don’t get too excited, though, my photos are better suited to a poem called Ode to a Bathing Beauty. šŸ™‚

The line of your back
separating you
falls away into paler regions
then surges
to the smooth hemispheres
of an apple,
and goes splitting
your loveliness
into two pillars
of burnt gold, pure alabaster,
to be lost in the twin clusters of your feet,
from which, once more, lifts and takes fire
the double tree of your symmetry:
flower of fire, open circle of candles,
swollen fruit raised
over the meeting of earth and ocean.

from Ode to a Naked Beauty by Pablo Neruda

I love the lovely imperfections – the moles and freckles scattered so lightly on the belly and back. I like the fit, yet femininely soft stomach and the aristocratically elegant collarbone. The skin tones are wonderful – ranging from the fairest Natural tone to a bold Dark tone in rich tones without a hint of the ruddy bronzes that make me think of spray tan and tanning creams. The way this skin reacts to changes in lighting is amazingĀ  and I had fun taking lots of snaps. You can see the entire set here.

The three lighter tones are released today and the two darker tones will be released next week. Each tone has 5 eye shadows and 8 lip colors and each combination of the two comes with three eyebrows, plain of freckled skin and two cleavage options. I did the math, that’s 480 different skins for each skin tone. 20,400 different skins in the entire skin line. It kind of makes my head spin when I think about it like that. However, I don’t want to think about it like that, I prefer thinking about it like this:

It is not so much light that falls
over the world
extended by your body
its suffocating snow,
as brightness, pouring itself out of you,
as if you were
burning inside.

Under your skin the moon is alive.

also from Ode to a Naked Beauty by Pablo Neruda

***STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: Reel Expression
  • Skin: PXL July NAT DE PAssion MEB F R
  • Eyes: PXL Creations Glow Yellow Green R
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Hair: Maitreya Green
  • Lingerie: Dutch Touch STiP No 3
  • Shoes: Baiastice Claire R








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