Division by lilynoelle

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Self Portrait, playing with mirrors


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I feel that mirrors possess both a mystical and dangerous aspect. As humans, and especially for women, we too-often view mirrors as places to judge our imperfections. Instead, let us focus on the gift of being alive, the gift of having this instrument to see our own faces. No one is perfect and no mirror will change that.

When I was a child, I amused myself often with attempts to walk into the “world inside the mirror”. Needless to say, it didn’t work, but I am still amazed at the magical quality that mirrors have. For believers in ghosts, I read that if a few mirrors are positioned a certain way they will reveal shadowy figures. ;)

NOTE: A few people have mentioned they like this dress. :) Here is the secret: Curtains make lovely gowns! The sheath is a curtain tied around me with a clip. Over that is a dressing gown made of thin net, and tied around that is a silken neck-scarf. So, very simple and inexpensive! Thanks to those of you who commented on it! :)

Most Favorites Group, January 2011!
_Got Melanocortin-1? _, August 2010
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The Silky Touch, September 2010
Pink Panther Magazine group, September 2010
The Woman Photographer, September 2010
My Model Mania, October 2012
Pink Panther Magazine, October 2010

Top 10: Freedom in Words and Art avatar challenge, October 2010

Top 10: Got Melanocortin-1?’s challenge Scarlet Sirens, November 2010

1st Place Win, The CatRaven Challenge group’s challenge Creative Self Portraits, December 2010

Published in B&W in The BAC Street Journal, Vol. 4, from the Beverly Arts Center, November 2010

2nd Runner Up in Touched By Fire’s challenge, By Myself But Not Alone, June 2011


division, elegant, mirror, red, redhair, redhead, reflection, self portrait, victorian, woman


  • wendys-designs
    wendys-designsabout 4 years ago

    I love this, beautiful, dreamlike image,,, love the colours,, well done

  • Thank you so much, Wendy! I’m so happy you like this. :)

    – lilynoelle

  • iloveourfuture
    iloveourfutureabout 4 years ago

    wow! i love the feeling of underwater in the image! beautiful, fragile and so feminine!!!

  • Aw, what a lovely comment; thank you very much for such sweet words! <3

    – lilynoelle

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 4 years ago

    Fascinating image

  • Thank you very much!

    – lilynoelle

  • kurrawinya
    kurrawinyaabout 4 years ago

    freaky effect! love it, and that dress is to DIE FOR! love it!! great work Lily =)

  • Thank you, Penny! I’m happy you like it. :) But here’s a little secret … the dress is actually lace curtains that I pinned around me, and a negligee over it, tied ’round with a scarf. LOL I like to play dress up. ;) xoxo

    – lilynoelle

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    fab shot

  • Thank you! Much appreciated! <3

    – lilynoelle

  • vkatt0304
    vkatt0304about 4 years ago

    You are so beautiful =)

  • Thank you – you’re too kind! xoxo

    – lilynoelle

  • kurrawinya
    kurrawinyaabout 4 years ago

    ^ for real? lol! seriously, you should be a designer! that’s awesome lol =)

  • hehe, yeah, I guess that’s what happens when you’re broke and are in need of lace. ;) Thank you Penny! <3

    – lilynoelle

  • musabenedetta
    musabenedettaabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you, dear! xoxo

    – lilynoelle

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsabout 4 years ago

    you, my dear, are stunning – so playful, a goddess x2. :)

  • Aww, such a lovely comment – thank you very much!! <3

    – lilynoelle

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosabout 4 years ago

    so pretty!!!

  • Thank you, Maria!

    – lilynoelle

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