Sympathy for the Devil

TUNES

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

[-The Rolling Stones-]

This time of the year usually feels the best to me. I can be me without getting asked if I am ok or if something bad happened *giggles* The season allows all the dark fantasies, creepy imaginations and scary moments with Halloween coming closer and closer.

I have so many ideas in mind i really have to channel them and thin about what I want to post next. I know I still want to showcase some of the amazing designs of the Engine Room while it still is running but I had to bring todays pictures first as it was itching so bad in my fingers. I made this pictures already a few weeks ago for an amazing exhibit at the L’autre Oeil Gallery and it already was hard to wait until the gallery opened *grins*

It is not a secret that I do have an addiction for the more darker side of fantasy. Recently a few people asked me why I am always wearing black or dark colors. They tried to challenge or even tease me, that it would not be difficult to create dark images with dark colors, while it would be way more difficult to manage that with light or pastel colors. Now since I have an super cute evil Kawaii doll daughter, who does really scary but pastel colored art work and pictures, I thought I would take n that challenge and chose to do the color I usually avoid the most to create some dark fantasy – PINK!

CURELESS has a perfect gacha released not too long ago, which was perfect for that project – The “Moirai Sisters” gacha. I took the amazing torso as base for my look and mixed and matched other designs with it. Since I thought it is kinda a sick idea, I used the super amazing “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene” as background and decorated it with several items from DRD, CerberusXing and Remarkable Oblivion.

For the pose, I went to Le Poppycock. I did remember, that she released a gachas with that amazing skeletons. When I arrived there, I discovered she did not only have one! With the “Nyctophilia” gacha I found the perfect poses/props for my idea.

A week before Halloween and still so many creepy ideas left… lets see what else I can come up with 😉

Clothing
Outfi: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Torso” (Gacha, Rare)
Collar: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Collar” (Gacha, Rare)
Tights: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Tights / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Accessories
Septum: Madame Noir – “Insect Septum” (Group Gift)
Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lips.Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge” (part of the Lake head)
Feet Accessory: [CX] – “Ankle Bellets – White/Silver” (Maitreya, color modified)
Hair & Makeup
Hair: [KKLRS] Hair – “Sybylla”
Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Foxy HD Eyeshadow” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips Set04 Sizzling” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”
Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”
Ears Add-On: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sceleratis Drip Augment” (Applier)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Falow your Dreams” (BoM)
Hands: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Hands / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Feet: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Feet / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Poses, Props & Tools
Pose 1: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Beautiful Bones” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 2: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Blind Date” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 3: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Deliverance” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”
Mannequin 1: RO – “Spook Show – Fancy Nancy Mannequin”
Mannequin 2: RO – “Spook Show – Gail Veil Mannequin”
Mannequin 3: RO – “Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin”
Door: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Deadly End Door”
Trap: [CX] – “Bloody Bear Trap”
Skeleton Ground: Bad Katz – “Mesh Floor Skeleton”
Shelf: DRD – “Deadmore Mortuary – Embalming Cart”
Bandages: DRD – “TRH – Dr Steins Bandages”
Wall Art: [CX] – “Cerb’s Trophy Board”
Model & Photographer

Come inside, don’t be afraid, I’ll keep you safe…

TUNES

Hey there, little girl
Come inside I’ve got some sweet things
Put your hair in curls
Paint you up just like a drag queen

I don’t mind decay?
‘Cause you are the night that saves my day

[-Pretty Reckless-]

Today I have a picture for you, which I created for my exhibition at the L’autre Oeil Gallery. They asked me to create 3 pictures for a special exhibition called “Halloween & Goth”. When I saw the Incredible “Plague Skeleton Creature” mask and hands from DRD, released at The Warehouse Sale, it was a must to use them for the picture idea that I had! The hands even come with a BoM layer to make a smooth seam between the hands and arms. While I was styling, I realized that CerberusXing just released new horns at Necrosis another cool event for this season you should not miss out!

The cool tattoo, which perfectly matched the look, I found at Nefekalum Tattoos and the awesome, filigree outfit was made by ERSCH.

This time of the year is like my personal Christmas season. I do love all the dark, mystic and scary things – I know… no news so far – and I can promise, that I already have a few more ideas in mind in that kind of style, for my next few blog posts 😉

Clothing

Outfit: ERSCH – “Vena” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: [CX] – Apis Horns” – NEW @ Necrosis

Mask & Hands: DRD – “Plague Skeleton Creature” (Hands: Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Karen”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Icarus Brans” (Maitreya Applier, Materials Enabled)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Lamp: DRD – “Voodoo Shoppe – Spirit Lamp – Long”

Mobile: DRD – “Voodoo Shoppe – Bone Mobile – Long”

Gallery Location

L’autre Oeil Gallery

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Ballet – Classic versus Contemporary

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

For this issue of the Eclipse Magazine I was thinking a long time what I could do. I wanted a challenge for myself and I wanted to show that I can do different genres, not just the scary and crazy stuff 😉

When I thought about what would be the most opposite thing for me to do, I came across ballet. Something graceful and beautiful. While I was doing some research about it, I came across contemporary ballet as well. That really caught my attention, because I found some very impressing as well as emotional pictures and videos. That formed an idea of having 2 different pictures for the magazine – classic and contemporary. In the classic ballet I found very strict rules for the look and even for the hairstyles, while contemporary ballet gives you more freedom in that.

I felt like I was entering a new world, even if ballet wasn’t completely new for me – as a kid I had to go through that kids ballet classes like so many of us. It didn’t last long as I had more fun with gymnastics, riding, swimming and playing volleyball and so those ballet classes stopped after at most a year I think. Being a punk and later a gothic girl in my teens and twens, ballet wasn’t a thing or an option at all *giggles*

Seeing all those pictures and videos, inspired me a lot and the idea for this month genre was made. While I was thinking, where I could find the clothing and accessories for my new idea, Salt & Pepper must have read my mind. She released a huge set of ballet collection at Equal 10 with her “Ballet Dancer Set”. That was the perfect outfit for my classic ballet dancer. I couldn’t even use all parts for my first picture, that means I will have to do another post to show the whole beauty and contents of that set.

For my second picture, I did remember a set, which I already showcased on my blog in the light version. Since I wanted the classic ballet to be in a light muted color, the contemporary ballet was meant to be darker and more ‘me’ and my personal thought of it and so the “Skye Dancer” gacha in black was the perfect choice for what I had in mind. I am really a lover of mix and match but sometimes, if you go for a certain look or genre, mixing too many things and overload the avatar can be contra-productive. That is why I nearly have no accessories or anything that could disturb from the essence of the picture, the emotions and the mood.

A huge thank you goes out to my sister Daffodil Crimson, who helped me with the amazing description for the magazine. English is not my native language, so I often hit her IM box, if it comes to “official” texts for magazines and such. Usually I do collect facts and free sources or try to  write somethings on my own, if I am familiar with the theme. For the ballet one I only had a brief idea what I wanted to be written and that time Daffi jumped in and wrote everything on her own. When she came it to me to read it, I just was blown away! It was so very well written and had exactly in it what I was desiring for, but in words that described it so much better than anything I could have come up with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for again saving my SL life like so often sis!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little ballet adventure – for the next issue of Eclipse Magazine I will have another “unusual” genre for me, which gives me quite a challenge but I am looking forward to the final frames 😉

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

Style 1 (classic)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ballet Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Ade – “Beatrix”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 D” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon – “Ballet 6” (Bento)

Piano: Alouette – “Evelyn Piano – Word White Wood”

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Dance Hall”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Style 2 (contemporary)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Enfant Terrible (.ET.) – “Skye Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Seline Fleury – “Ballet Trunk Pose” (Bento)

Petals 1: Foxcity – “Diagonal Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Petals 2: Foxcity – “Trail Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Flutter (B&W)”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Silent Scream

TUNES

Silent Scream

[Akira Yamaoka]
Tell me all the things you see
Lately, I have come to dream
Of birdless skies, their silent cries
In this empty box, my heart is lost

Picture made for Eclipse Magazine July 2020 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_july_2020

Once blind by the fears we hide
Fragile like a wounded child
The maze of life, we fall behind
In this empty box, where your heart is lost
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper in your sleep
One day, when you run away
From all the pain that you face
You’re as lonely when you come to see
That the truth is never seen
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper in your sleep
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper, “Come to me.”
Clothing
Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress ( VIP )” (Maitreya, Gacha VIP Gift)
Panty: [CX] – “Sticky Bits Bottom” (Maitreya)
Shoes (incl. Blood Tattoo): Astralia – “Bloody Bandage Feet Accessory” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier)
Accessories
Hat: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Hat ( VIP )” (Gacha VIP Gift)
Nails: Izzie’s – “Dirty Nails” (Maitreya Applier)
Collar: .:-CatniP-:. – Enslaved Collar ~ rough brown”
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: [CX] – “Juggerknow Remake’18 Plain F”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”
Tattoo: Izzie’s – “Blood and Wounds dark” (BoM)
Arms (incl. Appliers): [CX] + Hotdog – “Krokodil Decay” (unrigged, Omega Applier)
Poses, Props & Tools
Background: [CX] – “Crucem Inverso”
Syringe: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Syringe ( VIP )” (Gacha VIP Gift)
Wheelchair (incl. Poses): Poseidon – “Silent Heals”
Poses: Poseidon
Model & Photographer

Refurbished

https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_july_2020

 

TUNES

Father did you miss me,
Been locked up a while.
I got caught for what I did but took it all in style.
Laid to rest all my confessions I gave way back when.
Now I’m versed in so much worse,
So I am back again, and he said

For the love that I make, I’m going to hell!

Gettin’ heavy with the devil, you can hear the wedding bells.

[Pretty Reckless]

Accessories

Headpiece: DRD – “Wasteland Helmet – Metal Mohawk”

Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Shredder Claws – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Bezerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Skin: ~JJ~ – “Specialty Skin (Cracked Porcelain)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Refurbished” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Surrounding: DRD – “San Mora” (various items of the collection)

Pose: Poseidon

Location

Bartertown

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Deep Sea

TUNES

Deep sea dive
Got down, but you stayed alive
It’s only you down there
You and the bends
Lose your mind
Lose track of breathing and time
It’s only you down there
Sleep with the tides

Die, my love
Breathe in twos and fours
To know what’s worth breathing for
Some days it’s easier than falling asleep

We can be anyone
It took so long to know someone like you
And age in the dying sun
Wake only to bathe in vivid greens and blues

[Snail Mail]
A couple of days ago I was looking for days to find a nude, very pale lipstick for a very special look. I wanted to archive hat typical “dark smokey eyes against super pale nearly vanishing nude lips” look. I am wearing a very light, pale skin and all the usual nude lipsticks I found were too dark for what I was looking for – I have so many nude lipsticks in my inventory now… I probably never need to buy another in my whole second life 😉 . But like I said before none of them was working. While I sat here cursing and almost skipping my desired look with wearing my “everyday skin” I thought it would not hurt to ask in the LeLutka Discord channel, if anyone would know a very light, nude, nearly white looking lipstick I maybe could tint. I got one fast answer of a sweet Lady asking me if i would look for an applier, BoM layers or HD Lips for the new evolution headline – I was totally shocked by the thought of I would even get a chance to choose, since I could not find any of those matching my thought before! She had a store name in her Discord name so I went to the SL inworld search and looked for her store… CAZIMI!
I never heard of her store before but it turned out as a little  gem for LeLutka addicted people! She does offer BoM and other head appliers too, but she doesn’t treat the LeLutka cosmetics like stepchildren… No, she even privileges them! When Dima – owner and designer of CAZIMI – spied me at her store, she came down and poked me into the right direction for the super light nude lipstck she made. I tried a demo and already saw that the lips are incredible amazing fitted and textured. So I went ahead and bought the desired pack called “Trending HD Lipstick (Lelutka) Set 02 Neutrals” And guess what… it was PERFECTLY that color, that I needed for my skin tone! I will showcase that in one of my next posts as well, but while we were standing there and me being uberly happy and as well amazed by her work I could not resist to buy the colorful pack of the same lipstick with its rich and deep hued colors. The set is called “Trending HD Lipstick (Lelutka) Set 03 Colorful” and it is the lipstick I am using for my todays post. You get 8 rich and amazing colors with this pack – light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, cyan, yellow and orange. What I do love a lot is that her lipsticks are NOT making that sadly popular thick, wide and pouty lips. It does look like a very natural lipstick with a little shine, which makes it very realistic looking.
I had no words how grateful I was for this amazing lipstick and especially the light, pale one I was looking for and while we were talking I peeked around the store a little more and found a lot of more useful, adorable cosmetics and nails. All cosmetics and nail polishes I am wearing for todays post are from CAZIMI. This is definitely a store, I will sort at the very top of my personal cosmetic stores. She does not only provide crazy makeup and nails, she as well has all kind of makeups, lipsticks and nails from cute to fierce and she keeps releasing new designs. So keep an eye on that wonderful store if you are looking for new and interesting, as well as very well fitting and shaped makeup.
I already posted the “Kanji” ears from .:E.A.Studio:. (HERE), but I wanted to use them again for a new gacha from .:E.A.Studio:. called “Domino Set”. It was available at the Kinky Event, but I am sure you will find it soon as well in Shina Shan‘s main store. The gacha is a pure earring gacha. You can gamble for 6 different earrings in various colors, which makes the gacha a full with 21 different possibilities to win. I tried to use all 6 different earrings on both ears. They are not rigged and so you can easily edit them and have fun with combining them differently.
The tattoo I am wearing with its incredible materials was made by Sir Skye Nefekalum, designer and owner of Nefekalum Tattoos. The tattoo is as well part of a gacha with 11 different, wonderful and extraordinary tattoos. It should be available at the Gachaland event and afterwards I am sure you will find it at the Nefekalum Tattoos main store.
I hope you enjoyed my little deep sea journey… I will make my way up to the human world again and prepare my next post 😉

Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress (Iridescent // 3)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Nailpolish: CAZIMI – “Watercolor Nails” (Maitreya Applier)
Septum: [CX] – “Drop Septum”
Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Mint” (Maitreya)
Rings: Slipper – Cadence Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)
Headpiece & Shoulderparts: Zibska – “Ridley”
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Domino Set” (Gacha, Unisex)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Arrest”
Makeup: CAZIMI – “Eyeshadow – Brazen 6 Green” (BoM)
Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips (LeLutka) Set 03 Colorful” (LeLutka HD Applier)
Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.2”
Ears: .:E.A:Studio:. – “Kajimi Ears” (Gacha, Rare)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”
Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tribu D’Art  – Common 06 – Electrified” (Maitrya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity, WetCat & Poseidon

Particles: *CC* – “Glamour Glitter – Orbs (Spring Green)” and “Hot Blue Fizz”
Sunrays: E.V.E Studio  – “Sunny Spells [M1] W”
Plants: E.V.E Studio – “Ivy Bonsai {Silver}” and “Ivy Tree [M02-No leaves] Silver”
Water Particles (static): E.V.E Studio – “Poison Glitter {Silver}”
Animals: *HEXtraordinary* – “Jellyfish Gacha”

Model & Photographer

Myths & Fairytales

TUNES

See! the shaggy pelt doth grow
On his twisted shanks below,
And his dreadful feet are cloven
Though his brow be white as snow

Though his brow be clear and white
And beneath it fancies bright,
Wisdom and high thoughts are woven
And the musics of delight,

Though his temples too be fair
Yet two horns are growing there
Bursting forth to part asunder
All the riches of his hair.

[C S Lewis]

Clothing

Outfit: [ abrasive ] – “Plastic Sweetheart” (Maitreya)

Arms: CURELESS [+] – “Incubus&Succubus / M / Diabolus Gloves / WHITE” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common, Bento)

Legs: CURELESS [+] – “Incubus&Succubus / M / Satyr Boots WHITE” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Tail: CURELESS [+] – “Incubus&Succubus Diabolus Tail BENTO / WHITE” (Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Cyber Ghost Hair”

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Abstract Dahlia Frozen Ltd.” (Omega Applier, Materials Enabled)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – “Hally Crackled Browless” (Omega Applier)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Skye’s Mark Ltd.” (Omega Applier, Materials Enabled)

Eyes: -SU! – “Phantom Eyes V2 All Colors” (Group Gift)

Lashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

Ears: [Trap][Gauze] – “Djinn Ears”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Background: Foxcity – “KPOP STAR – RARE1 – White Wolf” (Gacha, Rare)

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Creatures

TUNES

I fall
This is the end of you
Whispers are their weakness

Their weakness
Everyday I must practice
To fake this smile on my face
It’s all the rain that’s putting me to sleep

It’s all the rain that’s putting me to sleep
I’ll let the blood tell the truth tonight, this is my life’s work
11 tracks is not enough, to tell you how I’ve died inside
And love is lost like words

11 tracks is not enough
In spiders eyes a man becomes a fly
In prolonged silence, we all stand defiled
We fall in line with the atrophy of life

The calm before the storm is a defeating silence
I’ve given my all, to this valley of despair
We are the damned, the cursed and the broken
There’s so much more inside us

We are the lost, the sick and unspoken
There’s so much more inside us
I’m drowning in an ocean of the tears that I’ve cried
I tried to drown my sorrows

Instead they’re all drowning me
I tried to drown my sorrows
Instead they’re all drowning me

[Motionless in White – Creatures]

Clothing

Harness: Moon Elixir – “Valentina” (Belleza Freya)

Pasties: .ARISE. – Spiked Pasties / White Silver” (Belleza Freya)

Accessories

Collar & Mask: Zibska – “Maea”

Claws: A&A – “Ornate Flat Claws” (Belleza Freya, Bento) – NEW @ We ♥ RP // September 2019

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Industry” – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative // September 2019

Makeup: Zibska – “Maea” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Eyes: -SU!- – “Aure Eyes” (Group Gift)

Ears: [Trap][Gauze] – “Djin Ears”

Body: Belleza – “Freya V5.2”

Skin: ~JJ~ – “Faceted Skins” (Omega Evolved Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

E.V.E – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.5 – Splashing Aurea STAR [A]”

E.V.E – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.5 – Splashing Aurea STAR [B]”

E.V.E – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.5 – Splashing Aurea STAR [C]”

E.V.E –  “Ivy Tree [M02-No leaves] Silver”

E.V.E – “Ivy Bonsai {Silver}”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain Spikes Grass M01 {White}”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain Spikes Grass M01{Silver}”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain Spikes Grass M02 Fade {White-DelS}”

[FOURTH WALL] – “Mossy Rocks Pack” (Modified: blank white texture with original materials)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The artful Alchemy of Wicca Merlin – VERSUS Magazine Spring/Summer 2019

I had the great honor of being the cover and the cover story of the actual VERSUS Magazine. I do work with VERSUS as a model, stylist and photographer since the very first issue, the more I felt honored and happy about being asked if I would like to be on the cover!

I remember very well, how speechless and overwhelmed I was when Shena told me, that she planned me, my photography/blogging and our store for her next cover story – I nearly was fainting!

I was sent some wonderful questions for the interview by Sita Writer, in my opinion one of the most talented writers I met in SL (actually I do have  2 favorites only *grins*). Anyways, I was super happy when I saw, that Sita did not only pull the usual mainstream questions and it really was fun to answer them. If you want to see the full article you can find it HERE or you can pull an inworld Magazine at the entrance hall of our Mainstore!

And as if that would not have been enough already… Shena surprised me again and left me speechless! When I turned in my pictures for the Mother Nature theme I was assigned this issue, Shena went totally crazy about one picture and wanted to take that as the cover for the magazine… MY picture as cover for a magazine!?! that never happened before, I never was allowed to do a picture for a magazine cover!?!

I really have to say thank you for a wonderful article, as well as such a great honor, to Shena, Sita and the VERSUS Magazine staff for that incredible opportunity and experience! VERSUS always felt like home and family to me and that, even made that bond tighter than ever before.

Why I am posting this today, away from that I am so proud and honored, is that I got asked so often in IMs about the style I was wearing for the cover and so I will put my style credits below this post.

THANK YOU VERSUS FAMILY!!!

VERSUS Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_magazine_spring_summer_2019

Clothing

Dress: Legal Insanity – “Camila Dress” (Maitreya)

Cloack: Astralia – “Danaus Spring cloak” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Accessories

Headpiece: Astralia – “Danaus Spring Crown (orange)” (Gacha, Common)

Flower (mouth): Astralia – “Danaus Spring Flower (orange)” (Gacha, Common)

Bracelets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

Rings: *elise* – “Diana” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [e] – “Juniper”

Makeup 1: Zibska – “Ventura Eyemakeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup 2: Zibska – “Tamia Eyemakeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Flore” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Lashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props

Pose: Foxcity – “Long Grass” (VIP Gift 6-17, Bento)

Wand: Astralia – “Danaus Spring Scepter” (gGacha, Special Prize)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

Golden Moments

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

[Randall Jarrell]

This picture is something very special and as well unusual for me.

It was made not just for being a fashion showcase, but as well being something abstract and artistic. Originally it was made for the February Issue of the Eclipse Magazine, but I could not resist to fool a little more with it in Photoshop and tweak it a little more. First I thought about not posting it as it already was in the magazine, but I do love it so much that I finally decided to make a post out of it *grins*.

I felt different doing this kind of picture, that does not have the main focus on the avatar itself, but as well being not a landscape or furniture post either. It was more to focus on a feeling, that was in my head when I put on those amazing artistic parts from E.V.E Studio. It felt like something from outer-space, but still something vulnerable and romantic. I tried to express that with the pose and the few things I added to the “Elf-2255” designs.

I have no idea if I make sense by saying that, but I hope you can get what I mean *winks*

Clothing & Accessories

E.V.E – “Elf-2255 Gloves”

E.V.E – “Elf-2255 Mask”

E.V.E – “Elf-2255 Shoulders”

E.V.E – “Etheral Neck Corset Branches”

Body & Tattoos

LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

.:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Elf Dior”

YS&YS – “Ginny Zafiro Skin” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

LURE – “Rebel Queen / Upgrade Tattoo” (Maitreya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Mina Hair – “Myla Hairbase” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props

GingerFish – “Doll Face 5”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain” & “Poison Glitter”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin