Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Guest star: Dove Swanson

The first time I met Dove Swanson of Long Awkward Pose, she was in her panties making poses. Somehow this impression of Dove remained, so when I went to snap photos of her for my sixteenth guest-star post, I said, "I figure you should be in panties in hilarious poses!"

Dove, being the generous woman that she is, complied. I think she looks dashing in that mohawk and those yellow bits and pieces, especially with her head between her legs.

"Why'd you decide to make poses?" I asked while she bent over and mooned me.

"MONEY!" Dove replied, "Okay just kidding. I was a photographer in SL once upon a time - and something that was always a factor was poses. I always wanted more, and different ones, and constantly thought 'Gee, I wish this pose was a little different' and that's kind of what provoked me. I mean, honestly, a ton of pose makers in SL are or were photographers at some point - it's just a natural progression I think."

I asked where her inspiration comes from.

"Usually from magazines...I probably get 80% from there. From time to time if it's a theme I am working on, I can google for pictures. Kind of like 'geisha' or 'goober' ..:D"

Dove Swanson in the signature long awkward pose

Dove gravitates towards designers with clean lines and flawless construction.

"I guess I always perk up when the big-names drop a load. Like Armidi. Even though I normally only end up buying one or two things. But I would say I also gravitate to the smaller, niche shops ...amerie's NAUGHTY would be one that comes to mind immediately."

I snickered.

"I just said drop a load? LOL." Dove laughed. "Feel free to edit that!"

"No wai. I'm totally using that."

Dove listens to her home stream when she creates, Radioparadise. She's a sucker for folk and indie music, with her current favorite musician being Deb Talan of The Weepies. I went poking at Deb Talan's lyrics for a way into Dove's head, and I found this. It's a fitting description of Dove's humbleness and enormous sense of humor:

I am humbled in this city
There seems to be an endless sea of people like us
Wakeful dreamers, I pass them on the sunlit streets
In our rooms filled with laughter
We make hope from every small disaster
-- The Weepies, Painting by Chagall

***Shirt: ki2 wifebeater dirty
***Hair: black maria - ruby, black
***Socks: surf courture - salleh sox, yellow
***Shoes: AC (aphrodite creations) cheeries RSH flowers (I think they're a red stick hunt freeb)
***Lashes: Cake bedroom lashes
***Eyes: Celestial Studios eyes deep green
***Skin: Celestial Studios vogue skin - cashmere vamp enchant
***Necklace: Ducknipple necklace boobnis [Dove, got an slurl for this?]
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