When I just got started blogging, I simply used my AO for photography. Then hyasynth said: Erm, you should get a few more poses, k? She was very wise. The first store that I hit up was Luth, and got every single one of the Classy and Innocent poses. I still use those elegant poses today! After my blogging evolved a bit, the second place I went to was AnaLu's pose shop.
I realized while not crediting her the other day that I probably use AnaLu's poses most nowadays. This is because AnaLu is a fashion blogger, and knows the kinds of poses that work best with clothing. They all have little twists - a raised arm, peace sign, cocky tilt to the head - but they have nice steady torsos, leg positions that can support a skirt prim, and a good dollop of poise. It's shocking how fundamental poses are to outfits -- the wrong pose can immediately make an outfit look like shite. AnaLu's poses have making clothing look good down to a science.
I knew when picking AnaLu for this post that I'd be ignoring a host of other posemakers that I use regularly as well. Boi Ach uses Long Awkward Pose almost exclusively, so I'll be doing boi-me-in-LAP next. For charmingly offbeat, I like Lotta and Skanks R Us, as well as a few dollarbie Japanese pose shops. Then, if I'm carrying anything, it's Luth's handbag AO, or Torridwear's paraplu. Ah, poses. Now that you've gotten me started, not sure I can stop... I can't wait to see other people's posts!
The bottom picture is an extreme close-up because of freckles! This is a new release by Cheeky Girls -- freckles on every clothing layer. I love this overlay of chest freckles with the Nomine Mourna Autumn skin.
***Poses: -AnaLu- *fresh poses*, numbers 347, 337, 376, 375, 347
***Freckles: Cheeky Girl Freckles
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan China White - mourna autumn
***Necklace: Handmaidens Rosary Ring Choker
***Shoes: J's Goth BeltBoots
***Shirt: Chaospire Shadowmuse Vest
***Pants: GothiCatz Blackout from the set
***Hair: H2L Shun2 Silver
***Pierce: FlipSide Kitteh Bell mouth piercing set F11