Getting older not always has to be a bad thing ;)

I found something very special at the Vintage Fair and this time for the first time, the pictures took me nearly a week, as all I tried did not work out like I wanted it to be.

What I am talking about is the amazing skin from POEMA & AG. They released some amazing aged skins for the Vintage Fair. Since I do love my LeLutka head, I had 3 different skins to try – “Paloma”, “Eva” and “Sarah”. When I tried them, I felt immediately that those are made with phenomenal skills of designing, but as well with a great knowledge of human aging. When I tried the skins I immediately got a feeling, that they are 3 different stages of age. “Paloma” looked the “youngest” and “Sarah” the oldest. When I tried “Eva” I nearly fainted as for what ever reason it looked like an older version of Wicca without changing anything to my shape – even a perfect no-eyebrow version! The first thought was… that will be my skin for the time, when I will retire modeling *snickers*

I saw aged skins before and I never liked them as they looked kinda overdone, comic like or just awful, but the POEMA skins are really well thought and developed and have the most realism to that kind of ages that you can get in my personal view – That made me want to blog about them.

I have to admit, I used my usual “Pores & Blemishes” face ‘pimp’ applier, since the skin felt so ‘Wicca’ to me that I really could see myself in it. But since that only add freckles and some little folds on the forehead, I did not feel that it would ‘destroy’ or change the skin too much, especially because I put it to 50% transparency for this post.

Skins are something, that people are very picky about because it is part of the personality that you would like to show to others and that you have to feel comfortable with yourself. Who likes to look into a face every time time after login, that you do not like… ?

There are many different skins in Second Life and as well many different likings, that people have for their skins. Still you can find weird and awful skins that have no depth, structure or any kind of human traits to them even if they are meant to be human. There you can see that some designers spent hours, days and weeks to develop a skin and some just use free, basic templates – that are meant to be worked on – and just do them in different light and dark shades… no a black skin is not just a white skin pulled down to black with a slider in PS or any other graphic software. Every skin type has a certain ethic type , that it is based on and only then you can develop a character in my view. I am not a skin designer and I would never dare to make skins, as I never looked deeper into what it needs to do skins, but I am a user that tried various skins.. good and bad ones so I developed my very own sense for skins that I do like. I like it when pores and skin structure can be seen, I like it when you see wrinkles and non perfect spots in face or body as a realistic skin is rarely without any errors and usually never symmetric. All those little details make them real and ‘alive’ for me.

The “Evy” Skin from POEMA &AG, has all those things for me. The wrinkles that age the skin are not too blunt, they are very subtle but they are perfect to create a wonderful realistic look. You can see what you loved on your grandmas face if you take a close look onto the face and even the body skin was made in a way that shows that this is not a young woman. Since I am not a huge fan of naked shots and I felt a grandma should not wear a bikini, you have to take a look at yourself, but I can promise you you won’t be disappointed 😉

That was the next issue… I wanted to have a grandma look not only for the face, but as well it should be in the theme of this years Vintage Fair. The sim is Asian, vintage themed like for example Shanghai in it’s 1920s – I guess the last was the one that it was … but since I am always so confused… do not nail me down on that one 😉 You should go and see for yourself, how amazing those 2 sims are decorated!

The dress as well you can find at the vintage Fair, if you make your way to Senzafine. To the long, tight dress was perfect for my classy, elegant and sophisticated idea for my granny. The textures are amazingly crafted and with the nigh neck but the little cut out at the chest I was able to even wear a necklace, which I found as well at the fair. So many amazing items, designs and creations are to find there until the 24th, so make sure to not miss it 😉

I was looking all over SL to find something Asian tea house looking – until I realized I had a wonderful “Tea Ceremony” from 22769 – DOH… sometimes it really helps to look into your inventory before you spend hours teleporting through SL. I did set up the lovely tea house and all it’s parts on our photo parcel right beside the Wicca’s Wardrobe main store.

You will not only find clothing and accessories at the Vintage Fair, but as well amazing decorations and furniture from all kind of different epochs and continents. For example the great room divider and the beautiful pictures on the back wall were made for the fair as well by paper.crowns.

Satisfied now with my look for that amazing skin and as well for the background and set I really had fun doing those pictures… maybe even too much as I did not even take off the skin for a few more days enjoying being called Grandma for that time 😉

Outfit & Accessories

Dress: Senzafine – “Mei-mei – Qipao Palette” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Vintage Fair

Gloves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Misaki Short Gloves” (Gacha, SoI)

Shoes: kisetu – “Basic Geta” (Slink Flat Feet)

Jewelry & Cigarette: [Glitzz] – “Tiffany’s Jewelry Set – Gold” – NEW @ Vintage Fair

Glasses: Hatpins – “Kelcey Pince-Nez – Gold”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: :::Sn@tch::: – “Dolores Hair & Sticks” – NEW @ Vintage Fair

Makeup & Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Fae Eyeshadows & Lipstick” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: POEMA & AG – “Eva” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Vintage Fair

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Selfmade with Anypose & FATE Hand Poser

Set: 22769 – “Tea Ceremony” (Gacha)

Pictureframes: paper.crowns – “Split Panel Canvas 1” – NEW @ Vintage Fair

Paravant: paper.crowns – “Ming Divider – 2” – NEW @ Vintage Fair

Location

Wicca’s Wardrobe (parcel to the left of the store – open to public)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Retro Feelings!

It MUST be the Vintage Fair, that always puts me in some weird retro and vintage moods 😉

Vintage Fair is one of my ‘must go’ every year.

First of all the event owners always do an incredible job with their sim building and second… all those creations of all kind of past time epochs! It was a hard choice to decide what to wear for a  post first…

When I put on the dress from Kyoto Couture, which I found at the Vintage Fair – choice was made :p I do have an addiction for 70s and 80s things … maybe it is because of my age… and that pattern on the dress sold me. Retro is trendy again anyways!

First I had an Austin Powers moment but I did not really find all the part to do what I had in mind and so I changed my vision more towards a retro moment feeling between records and a real record player. All over 30 years will remember those huge vinyl records, that made that special noise when you listened to the music… sometimes I really miss it and pull out my old record player – yes I still have one out of nostalgic feelings – and listen to some old ABBA songs.

Certainly even a retro style has to have my own twist and so I decided to wear the some legstraps from Sakide and the awesome “Electra Cyber Gloves” from A&Y Cybernetics. I know I already blogged them before, but that even more shows how versatile they are!

Talking about Vintage Fair goodies… as well from the Vintage Fair are the incredible booties, the hairstyle, the glasses, the earrings and the cool makeup from Zibska! It is really fun if you set yourself a challenge and see that you put together a look from a certain event only (more or less) – That brought cool looks out for me actually and even some I maybe would not have done without that 😉

I do not wanna talk to much today, as I do have some more amazing Vintage Fair styles to snap… I hope you enjoyed my retro mood as much as I did 😉

Outfit & Accessories

Dress: Kyoko Couture – “No.38[Abby]Blue” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Gloves: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Gloves” (Maitreya)

Straps: [ Sakide ] – “Yleria Leg Straps” (Maitreya)

Shoes: (*<*) 1313 – “Go Go Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Glasses: Cae – “Catherine” – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Watch: ChiMia:: – “Timemaster 200” – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Earrings: .ZGURSKY . – “Alla” – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ICONIC – “Betti”  – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Makeup & Lipstick: Zibska – “Gina” (LeLutka Applier) – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2018

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props

Background: MINIMAL – “Retro Backdrops *8*” (Gacha)

Records: 22769 – “Records in a Box” & Records for Sale 2″ (The Record Shop Gacha)

Rug: 22769 – “Record Rug” (The Record Shop Gacha)

Table: [ht:home] – “Record Table”

Player: Ariskea – “Record 50”

Model & Photrographer:

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrove @ ROMP November 2017

We plan on dominating ROMP this round with our contribution! We offer you the 100% original mesh that is Silvana. This commanding ensemble includes the corset, panty, and boots…all which are made to fit Maitreya’s Lara, and Slink’s Hourglass & Physique mesh bodies. Not one to limit you, we of course have made it so the parts of Silvana can be worn independent of one another. As always, Silvana comes with a powerful HUD built to give you several colors to choose from, so are more than able to create your own unique look.

TAXI to ROMP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/River/113/46/22

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ The Gacha Garden November 2017

 

Deanna is our contribution to this round of the Gacha Garden. Deanna is a versatile gacha that allows styles from sweet to sexy. You are going to want all the parts of this gacha, there are so many ways it can be worn! Deanna is made for Maitreya’s Lara only. All metal parts have a gold/silver option. Numbers 8 – 14 have a HUD for the slip of the garter pants. RARES come with full HUDs and all colors. (2 rares & 21 commons)

The Seed of Inspiration (SoI) is the corset and is only available during the event and never again! The SoI is given on top of each 20th pull of the machine during the event.

Deanna is unique in that it is the first one of its kind to have two outfits in one plus a compatible SoI that works with all the bottoms in the gacha.

The Gacha Garden Rules: http://www.thegachagarden.com/?page_id=797

Taxi to Gacha Garden: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gimme%20Gacha%20Productions/119/185/26

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ The Dark Style Fair 2017

This round of The Dark Style Fair is appropriately themed “Day of the Dead.”
For this special occasion we have created a 100% original mesh ensemble we call Catrina. It is a coat/dress combination that can be worn independent of one another. Of course we have an amazing HUD that gives you many options for textures as well as metals. Catrina is a versatile outfit that can work together or separately in a number of different genre stylings such as, Victorian or Steampunk. Catrina fits Maitreya’s Lara as well as Slink’s Physique and Hourglass.

Taxi: The Dark Style Fair 2017

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ 4Mesh September/October 2017

Mesh Body Addicts has evolved! It is now known as 4Mesh. Why 4Mesh? Well that is because there are now 4 themed rooms for you to explore. Those themes are: fashion, roleplay, bento, and skin & body.

Now that you know what 4Mesh is, let’s talk about Aenice. This original mesh creation is designed for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique & Hourglass. It comes in two versions, long and short.

We also have coordinating boots. (All are sold separately.) No matter which version you wear, you are going to attract attention. Aenice is sexy no matter what. Our attention to detail and amazing texture changing HUD gives you all kinds of options in creating your unique look.

For the 4Mesh event ONLY we will offer a fatpack with a huge discount. There will be no fatpack like this for those 3 items after the event at all. Don’t miss it!

Taxi: 4Mesh

Monthly Midnight Madness @ Wicca’s Wardrobe

We’re back for another round of Monthly Midnight Madness! Hope you enjoyed the summer break because its back to shopping business and we have just the items you need coming up in colors for just this round.

Due to the popularity of the event there are rules to follow in order to gain access to your free gifts and also some handy information:

https://www.xxsaltandpepperxx.com/monthly-midnight-madness/

You must be in the Monthly Midnight Madness Group, if you aren’t join now it’ll be worth it
Your Avatar Rendering Complexity (ARC) must be below 50,000. This ensures there is least amount of lag possible and means the Vendors can operate without breaking.

The items we have on offer this weekend are limited to 1500 copies for just those in the Monthly Midnight Madness Group on Friday/Saturday.

On Sunday these items move to the Last Chance boards at a cost of 50L each. If you purchase with your Wicca’s Wardrobe Group Tag on you get 100% discount. This does NOT include the add-on HUDs which will remain at 50L.

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Florence Boots [MMM Edition] & Wicca’s Wardrobe – Rania [MMM Edition]

Ever wanted a pair of thigh high boots but you couldn’t find a pair that suited you or fitted your style. Florence fits the bill, the heels ooze sex appeal while the buckles show you mean business, be in a nightclub or a strut around town to the shops, these boots will stand you out from the crowd.

Rania is that sensual dress you need for your wardrobes, whether for casual to evening and club wear this will have you covered. With the long draping chains framing your back showing off the lovely curves or that sexy tattoo you’ve been itching to show off.

The dress comes in sizes for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass.

There is also 2 additional add-on HUDs you can buy for 50L each, that contain 4 additional colors and 2 metals for every item.

Come grab these wardrobe worthy essential numbers exclusive in these colors to the event while it lasts because after the Midnight Madness ends they are gone forever!

Taxi: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Show me how you Burlesque!

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People love burlesque today because it incorporates all the old-school glamour, satire and highlights the female form – it’s something that many women can actually see themselves doing.
[Baby Doe]

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TUNES

Burlesque, is a form of performing art that reaches back to at least the 1860s in the US. Presented in cabarets, theaters and some other location, burlesque was mostly presented by women. Colorful and laborious costumes as well as mood appropriate music and dramatic lightning, sometimes even fire breathing  were part of many burlesque shows. The goal was not to totally strip down, more to just take of certain clothing like gloves and stockings, which sometimes spoke louder as a common striptease.

Burlesque lost it’s popularity towards the simple strip in the 1920/30s, but in it was never totally gone and got back some popularity way later with Hollywood productions and several organisations and clubs that try to keep the burlesque feeling and lifestyle alive. It was often called New-Burlesque or Neo-Burlesque and the 90s brought a huge comeback of the whole idea. In 2010 the movie Burlesque,with Christina Aguliera and Cher, this new way of a more modern burlesque feeling was shown in an amazing way. Dita von Teese is probably the most popular burlesque dancer nowadays and with all her productions, performances, products and marketing she is an amazing and valuable asset of the Neo-Burlesque movement.

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Certainly hat was just a very short information about Burlesque and I could go on for hours to talk more about it as I personally really do like the idea of a burlesque lifestyle, but I will safe you from that and just move on to my todays post 😉

The reason why I came across Burlesque again, was the actual round of the GENRE event. It is the first time that we got invited with wicca’s Wardrobe to be part and then right there the theme Burlesque.. you can imagine how  much I smiled all over when I saw that.

The GENRE event aims for items, that are not more expensive than 100 L$. We made the amazing “Fleur” boots for the event and set each of the 12 colors for 99 L$. The idea behind the boots were to give some old-fashioned, victorian themed Burlesque boots a little modern twist in shape and colors 😉

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When we set up the event I found so many other incredible designs that I could not resist to grab some and do pictures with all of them. The amazing fitting “Versailles Fall” corset with the amazing frills around your hips comes from Honey Bender for ber new original mesh label BENDER. The corset itself is an applier for the mesh body, what underlines every woman’s body shape in a very true way 😉 The beautiful frills that surround the hips come in different sizes to make sure they fit your curves.

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The lovely accessories, the adorable collar and the awesome realistic cigarette, I found as well at the GENRE event. It was just amazing how all the parts feel together in one without overthinking it too much ;).

For the set I used the entire “Belle Rouge” collection from [noctis] – even that used lingerie which hangs down from the chandlier and lies on the couch and the floor came with the set. The chair I am posing on was made by [BlackTulip] and for the other pictures I used poses from the “Teese Me” set made by {Nantra}. Everything besides the head, body and hair in this post comes from GENRE, so you better hurry to make your way over there and see what else is there. There are many more than the few I was able to use for my post :p

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Details

Corset: BENDER – Versailles Fall” – NEW @ GENRE

Boots: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Fleur” – NEW @ GENRE

Collar: Spot On – “Baroque Burlesque Collar” – NEW @ GENRE

Cigarette: [hate this] – “Cigarette Holder” – NEW @ GENRE

Hair: Tukinowaguma – “Marjo”

Furniture: [noctis] – “Belle Rouge Collection” – NEW @ GENRE

Poses: {Nantra} – “Teese Me” – NEW @ GENRE

Poses/Prop 1: [Black Tulip] Poses – “Burlesque Chair” – NEW @ GENRE

Prop 2: Dilly Dolls – “Stage” – NEW @ GENRE

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Achromatic – A Show Review

Zibska

Outfit: Zibska – “Gong”

Not too long ago, SCALA had – in cooperation with Windlight Magazine – a wonderful show going on, which I was allowed to walk as a model and as well to participate as a designer.

A collective of amazing designers were chosen to create this amazing concept and show. The theme was Achromatic. Achromatic means literally ‘without color’ but it as well can refer to greys, neutral colors and black…” you will find on Wikipedia if you insert the word ‘Achromatic’.

For the SCALA event, the designers were asked, to create something with bold shapes or colors. It was amazing to see how different various designer did interpret the given theme.

Outfit: Rayne – “Bad Secretary”

The runway as well was special made for this show. Redclaw Inshan, designed a wonderful white runway with some great geometric structures. This light and simple runway showcased all the amazing creations in a wonderful way. The colors really popped out of the runway and got a very special spotlight.

I had the pleasure to walk for some very amazing designers – Zibska, Ghee, Rayne, Riciell and Alpha Tribe. I would love some details on the stylings I made for the show 😉

On the first picture above you can see the “Gong” outfit from Zibska. A very artistic and extraordinary outfit with the huge tentacles and the very impressing head-piece.

The second look, was based on the “Bad Secretary” outfit from Rayne. With the bold mustard and purple colors it made a real statement on the Achromatic runway.

Outfit: Ghee – “Prawn This Way”

My third outfit comes from ghee. With the “Prawn This Way” in black and the signal red makeup and headpiece, this outfit really is a head turning eye catcher.The tight pants and the modern shape of the top together with the colorful head parts and the black gloves really is a must have.

Outfit: Ricielli – “Kendal Jeans Skirt & Top” + R.ielli – “Annmarie Boots”

Last but not least, my 4th outfit came from Ricielli. The “Kendal” top and skirt combined with the “Annmarie” heels came with a huge color HUD so I was able to find 2 strong colors for the artistic white runway.

It was an outstanding show with a filled audience and to me the combination of a runway show, together with a huge art aspect really was something special.

Details

Look 1:

Outfit: Zibska – “Gong”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Magnolia”

Hair: Baiastice – “Meda”

Arm Parts: DRD – “Demond Hand”

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Look 2:

Outfit: Rayne – “Bad Secretary”

Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights Honey”

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Over Knee Boots”

Hair: Letituier – “Spring Hair”

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Mei” & “Mya”

Look 3:

Ouftit (incl Shoes & Headpiece): Ghee – “Prawn This Way”

Hair: no.match – “No.Silence”

Earrings: Caroline’s – “Black Pearls”

Look 4:

Outfit: Ricielli – “Kendal Top & Skirt”

Shoes: Ricielli – “Annmarie”

Hair: Letituier – “Horse Hair”

Necklae: Kunglers – “Sile”

Earrings: Kunglers – “Blanche”

FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – Petite Mort

The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

THE RETAIL AREA WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY THE 14TH!!!

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

Details

Pants: Petite Mort – “Clean MedwashBF Jeans – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Top: Petite Mort – “White Chiffon Halter” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Jacket: Petite Mort – “Busted Moto Jacket” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Shoes: Petite Mort – “Bella Stiletto Pump” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Glasses: Steinwerk – “Fee”

Hair: enVOUGE – “Renesmee”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin