I was wearing my black Nomine skin with the "constellation pattern" on it for once (I normally wear the plain version). I was shopping for jewelry with the fabulously gay Tomoyuki Batra, and he passed me a snap he had taken of me trying on some new diamonds, simply titled "Siyu is the Sky with Stars".
And that inspired me to be Nox
Nox, also called Nyx, was the primordial goddess of night in Greek and Roman mythology. She was feared even by Zeus, and she was the mother of many, many gods and goddesses. Amongst them were Hypnos, god of Sleep, Aether, god of air, Hemera, goddess of Morning, Oniros, god of Dreams, and Thanatos, god of Death. If anyone was considered a mother goddess, it was she. This is my vision of her.
There was some editing done to the pictures to pick up the lights, contrast her, and blend her into a field of stars. I also created that headpiece especially for these pictures, and the necklace happens to have an interesting story as well. A fellow artist on SL (who's been around much longer) named Random Calliope, decided to create a set of jewelry created out of all of the major constellations. She strung them together, and you can actually pick out the different ones if you look close enough. I thought it was extremely appropriate to wear the set (necklace, earrings and bracelet) for these. Siyu was completely nude for the pictures, however I managed through clever photo-shopping and picking the right places to blend to make that not even noticeable, much less an issue. I do strongly suggest that you click these to make them larger, and enjoy the detail of them. I had very big shoes to fill after those geisha pictures ;)