Echoes & Mirrors

The myths of Narcissus and Echo have inspired a tremendous outpouring of art throughout history and now and exhibition of the creative arts of Second Life with Designers United. The majority of the work at Designers United is fashion – such as this dress I am wearing, but there’s also posemaking and home building. The mirroring bench I used in these shots with their poses is an outstanding example of that creativity and craftsmanship.
The genius is that the poses in the bottom bench mirror the poses in the top and a semi-sheer prim separates them to give the effect of water. Taking two photos and putting them together is a relatively simple task and with the bench designed to create the mirrored effect, it was an easy thing to do.

There are several poses in the bench set and it was hard to choose just three, though sticking to ones that work with the skirt definitely left out a few. Since Narcissus lost his life staring at his reflection – the mirror bench is a perfect interpretation of the myth through SL furnishings and poses.
The Scattered Echo dress combines the shape of the narcissus in the petal skirt and the mirrored motif of his vanity and self-adoration in the texture of the bodice.
The headress of the LOQ hairstyle repeats the shattered mirror idea. It’s fun seeing how different designers working within their specific craft picked up similar themes from the myth and used them in such different ways. The jewelry is from Dark Mouse most recent release and the diamond’s square shape and shine honor the idea of mirrors without being too literal. The skin is Dafne from PXL Creations – the blue makeup.
****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: Y’s Narcissus Bench / Reel Expressions
  • Skin: PXL Creations Dafne R
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Nails: PXL Creations
  • Hair: LOQ Broken Beauty
  • Dress: Dada Scattered Echo
  • Shoes; Adam n Eve Marie
  • Jewelry: Dark Mouse Deco Squared Earrings & Necklace R

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