Swan Lake (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

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    A tragic story of how even in death, love prevails.

    Finesmith 2012 Photographer of the Year Skip Staheli <3

    I wanted to bring this back to the front because it won Finesmith Photographer of the Year (Skip) and I wanted to say Thank You to Skip for making this picture and all the many we have done together this year. You are an incredible artist dear friend! This wasn't an entry into Finesmith Muse, this is one of the pics I like to call "Art for Art's Sake" and it actually took such a long time to style (about 3 weeks). Ms. Yula gave me the head piece Black Swan and I just had to give it a try. I went through so many earrings and necklaces before picking the Valeria piece. Every time I styled, there was something not right so I would go back to just wearing the headpiece and dreaming. I am a very visual learner. From there I went through tons of tattoo layers and settled on these three for the final print, the black lips from L.Fauna, Eye makeup from Shyms, and the dots from Nuuna and CCD for the nails. Congrats Skip, your prize was well earned because you made the pic exactly what I dreamed it to be and you of all people, know how demanding a Lil Cao I can be. <33

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    1. buffyholfe 41 months ago | reply

      love this! <3

    2. ❀Emily Cambric❀ [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      You look very very beautiful Cao! Everything is so amazing styled together and this is a wonderful picture!
      Congratulations for you both! Well deserved for sure!

    3. Kenshin Xevion MR. V♛ SPAIN 2012 41 months ago | reply

      One of the best pics i have seen Lovely!!

    4. Bodza Blackadder - MISS V♛ Hungary 2013 41 months ago | reply

      still one of my biggest favourites. well done you both, you are amazing! <333

    5. maja braveheart 41 months ago | reply

      Amazing!!! You beautifulmy lil Cao <3

    6. Lilou Cerise "Stream" 41 months ago | reply

      Wonderfull you :) !!!

    7. Xia Firethorn. GONE! 41 months ago | reply

      Fabulous Fabulous and Fabulous and Congrats to you both xoxox

    8. Smiles for Photos 41 months ago | reply


    9. KymSara 41 months ago | reply

      just perfectly beautiful Cao!

    10. Skip Staheli * 41 months ago | reply

      Aww you took it back in front <333.... thanks so much my sweet lil Cao... Your words make me melt...

      You know how much i love working with you..such an incredible inspiration you are to me.. Our shoots are always big fun, and we only need a half word to understand eachother. To my opinion your styling is out of this world and your ideas fantastic.... Your pixels unique, delightful and adorable. sooo.. big big thanks to YOU! Love you lil Cao!

    11. www.anchailinalainn.com 41 months ago | reply

      Oh wow! You all have commented! I just adore you all sooo much, my big loving flickr family! Thank you Buffy, Emily, Kenshin, Bodza, Maja, Lilou, Xia, Drake, Kym! <33 and Skip, hahaha what a fun year we have had, no? and you are so right, sometimes friends share hearts and thoughts even though so far away. I am so proud you have won the prize (we have won), I think you deserve so many awards for your beautyful artwork that fills our lives with beauty! You are and will always be my kindred twin! Ta gra agam duit dear friend! <3 xo

    12. Atteris Amarth-Ringo 41 months ago | reply

      Oh.. Wow!!!! Really stunning!!!

    13. Spartin Parx [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      Oh Miss Lil!!!! You look amazing and the Image is flawless!<3

    14. Ai Hienrichs 41 months ago | reply

      Congrats to both you and Skip Cao! It is a very lovely piece indeed!

    15. Zandy Oh 41 months ago | reply

      absolutely stunning!!

      INVITED to add this Beautiful image!
      Please add to Art is in the eye of the beholder

      "Art is in the eye of the beholder"

    16. www.anchailinalainn.com 41 months ago | reply

      Muwah thank you Atteris, and Spartin and Ai <3 and Zandy <33 xoxox

    17. WillyWilly13 40 months ago | reply

      WoW ! Great pix ! :)

    18. www.anchailinalainn.com 40 months ago | reply

      MuWah! thank you Jaguar and Willy! <33 happy new year my friends! xox

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