Wicca’s Wardrobe: How to not get broke?!?

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Shoes Fair… Hair Fair… Sales… lately it is not really easy to not get broke*laughs*

Today I would like to show you a mixture of all of those amazing events 😉

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Maitreya had a huge sale going on for their 3rd anniversary and I did not wanna miss that one. Just imagine all the amazing clothes, hair and shoes for up to 50% off.. unbeliveable! I was shopping like mad and it would really let a single post explode, so I decided to go one by one 😉 For today I chose the “Leather Skinny Pants” in pearl. What I liked a lot, are the zippers that are on the upper thigh and the amazing shadow and light arangment that give those mesh pants an amzing realistic look.

The top comes from House of Fox. It was one of the Colabor88 contributions and I loved the puffy sleeves and the simplicity of the whole top.

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The “Kelsey” shoes are one of thge exlusive contributions of  Latreia, for the Shoe Fair 2013.  What really caught my eyes was the awesome way that the shoes were textured. The muted black basic and the wonderful and destiled skin of the bare feet. The heels as well are something special andnot the usual shape that you find all over the grid. So

The hair is one of the lastest releases from EMO-tions for the Hair Fair 2013, where 30% of all the sells goes to the Wigs for Kids charity. The cool “Sidney” hair style totally is something that fity my style. The smart wisps that go down int o the face and the shaved sides that even have ornamnts in them.

The jewelry is one of the lastes releases of Finesmith. The “Lika” set normally comes with a dress called “Fakaza” and it was available st the Gypset Market.

The amazing nailpolish, that goes s wonderful withthe SLINK enhancment hands comes from Silken Moon. Malicia Python, owner and designer of Silken Moon, spent half of the last week to make nearly 100 new nail polishes for the SLINK mesh hands! From colorful to muted, from wild to sweet and some very special ones with extravagant ornaments on them.  I used for this post the tartan nails. Who ever is so crazy and makes a tartan lookng nailpolish in several colors? Mal does… and she made, beside s huge color pack that contains all colors you just can imagine, some very neat and fun looking nails 😉

So with all that great news and events going on… you tell me how you can be safe from getting broke?!?

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Details

Top: House of Fox – “Puff Sleeve Blouse” – NEW (mesh, Colabor88)

Pants: Maitreya – “Leather Skinny Pants” (mesh, Maitreya Sale)

Shoes: Latreia – “Kelsey” – NEW (Shoe Fair 2013)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Sidney” – NEW (Hair Fair 2013)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Lika” – NEW (part of the  “Fakaza” outfit)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lumee” – NEW (custim skin)

Lipstick: blackliquid – “Lip Line”

Piercing: [ni.ju] – “Monroe”

Prop & Poses: LostAngels

Model & Photographer:Wicca Merlin

MORE Magazine June 2013 – Blogger of the Month

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Thank a lot Maxes Loon and his amazing Moolto team, for being chosen as the blogger of the month June 2013 for the MORE Magazine!

Seasons of Couture – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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For the June 2013 issue of the BoSL Magazine, I had the great pleasure to work with Natzuka again. Our fresh crowned MVW 2013, was always a person I adored for her photography skills and for the person she is. So you can imagine how happy I was, when Persia asked me if I would like to work with Natzuka for a spread for Seasons of Couture… for sure I would like, what a question!

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Seasons of Couture… what is that you might ask. Seasons of Couture is a special project by BoSL & Co. Over 20 of the best designers on the grid, created RL inspired seasonal styles. At the Seasons of Couture you can get the designs for 30% off the retail price, but only a 100 of each. After that 100 they will go with the regular prize to the designers Mainstores.

Seasons of Couture location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Renaissance%20Galleria/119/79/28)

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So Natzuka and me went to the Seasons of Couture store at the Renaissance Galleria. She was supposed to do the pictures and I thought she will choose the ones, that go best together for the pictures. As she asked me wich ones I liked the most… I totally was surprised and super happy and for sure 2 black designs by Azull Ash and  YK jumped into my eyes, as my most favourite color is black. Natzuka chose 2 great contrast colors to the black by ghee and SoliDea FoliEs and I got more and more excited what the pics will look like. She showed me some ideas of RL graphics and pictures, what she had in mind and my jaw dropped down. The ideas looked amazing and with Natzuka’s skills I was sure, if someone can pull that out, it is her. But we still needed 2 more outfits to make a total of 4 pics, with always the both of us and it really was a hard choice with all the amazing creations that we saw. All of a sudden Natzuka pointed on a pink dress and I saw her face expression… she looked lightly evil with a huge grin as her finger pointed towards a wonderful design of Bliss Couture but in pink! I got scared… she knows my pink allergy and I really thought she wanna torture me, but her face became all smooth and nice again, as she said: “I like this one” and my muscles relaxed again. She looked further and asked me what I think about a light green even some teal looking color to the pink and pulled me towards a design of Sonatta Morales. I thought it is a tough combination but if she can see it in front of her inner eye, I trust her. You can see exactly that combination on the picture above and it was one of the most amazing pictures I ever saw, so yes this woman really knows her job and I again got proved it did right by trusting her. For the last picture she decided to go on a gold and white combination, a very elegant one by Countdown and Azull Ash. If I look over all this 4 pictures I guess we found a real nice mixture that show, how many different styles you can find at the Seasons of Couture. Anyways if formal, elegant, avantgarde, casual or what ever you look for, you always will find something that matches your styling ideas.

For the credits of the outfits you can take a look at the actual BoSL Magazin (http://magazine.thebestofsl.com/fashion/june-2013)

Thanks a lot Persia for the opportunity <3

Thanks so much Natzuka, for this incredible amazing pictures and the time we spent for making them. It is always fun to work or hang out with you 🙂

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Silken Moon for “My 60L Secret”

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For the actual My 60L Secret, Malicia Python, owner and designer of Silken Moon, made a wonderful set of eyeshadows. The mystic look gives your eyes more depth and makes them shine even more. On of the 6 versions is tintable and you can tint it in every color you can imagine of what ever color fits your styling. Be creative with this wonderful set of special eyeshadows by Silken Moon. This special set is only available from the 7th to the 9th of June, during the actual “My 60L Secrets.

Essence of Women in plum… ok that sounds weird :p

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Sometimes you have the feeling you wanna do something but you are not yet sure what and then you start to look through your inventory. I stumbled over one of the latest releases of LeeZu, that I not yet had blogged and I put it on. Usually I tend to choose black for the first try, because I love black so much. But in that moments when you are not yet sure what the result will be you are a bit more daring :p. So I tried the plum version… I have no clue why, as the outfit is really different and a totally other color, but all of a sudden I had Kylie Minouge in my head with the video to the song “can’t get you out of my head. Even if the original outfit had a deep neckline and some floating fabric at the legs… it must have been the hoodie what reminded me of it 😉

If you choose such a special color it is hard to find shoes in the same color range, since plum can have different shades as well. I went directly to my LeeZu shoes folder and with the “Times Square Overknee Boots” I found the right color for my boots to match the “Raphael Hoody”. It is no secret that I am LeeZu addicted, so I thought I can finish the styling with LeeZu items as well. The “Marmour Tights” in pink and the new mesh version of the “NifNif” gloves in mauve completed my plum-purple-lilac outfit.

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Usually I wanted to attend the Home & Garden Expo 2013 as a blogger, but some unexpected RL issues came up and prevented me from blogging for over a week. But even if the event is nearly over, I do not wanna let the few things I got to get dusty in my inventory. The wonderful scenery of a room I made with the amazing furniture from Second Spaces. The “Messy Bookshelf”, that comes in a filled and empty version, the cute “Bennie small Chests”, the amazing “Honeycombs”, that you can get in different color shades and the “Bullseye Stool” made an amazing set for the styling, as I could match all the furniture design to my outfit color 🙂

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As we spoke of so many news, I would have another great new release to announce 😉

I use Vista Animati0ns for my AOs in ages. I tried several others but in the end I always came back using my Vista ones. Their animations are simply the best ones I ever saw, not to mention that I nearly bought all of their AOs in the past*hides*. Natural and everyday usable for every kind of styling and attitude, because of the wide range of different AOs and animations. Now you can imagine how happy I was when Persia asked me if  would like to join the Vista Animations blogger team. I was jumping up and down not even believing what I just heard. To the same time she told me that soon thre will be a brand new AO. Now go figure… I kinda counted the days like a little child before Christmas. Not too long ago it happened… the new “Essence” AO for women was released!

The press release says:

“This AO is a tribute to women who are self-assured, passionate and playful; women who are aware of their femininity and the power that it holds.

With a series of relaxed and stylish stands, confident walks and cool new sit poses, this is the AO that the grid has been waiting for!

The Essence of Woman AO also features NEW subtle breathing animations and can be used with mesh clothing and Lola’s Tango breasts, so you will look perfect from head to toe.

This is an AO that you can wear in any situation: from nightclub to catwalk, from the beach to the bar and you will look the very essence of woman wearing it.

Our new Mocap technology now means that the Vista Animations team can provide you with the most realistic movements possible and we hope you enjoy this brand new release.”

And that does not promise too much!!! The new “Essence” AO has several new features like lola and mesh friendly animations, a soft and subtitle new breathing effect, 24 mocap stands, 9 brand new dances and 6 new couple animations were added. What I found very interesting and useful was the option for handbag and accessories. The handling still is easy and user friendly like always.

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Now you for sure wanna know what’s included in that fantastic new “Essence” AO by Vista Animations

25 STANDS
7 WALKS
1 RUN
1CROUCHWALK
2 CROUCH
5 SIT
5 GROUNDS
2 PREJUMP 3 JUMP 2 LAND 1 HARDLAND
1 FLIGHT/UP/DOWN
3 HOVER
1 SWIM
9 DANCES
5 COUPLES ANIMS
LOTS OF FORCE ARMS!

Since it is very hard to capture the beauty of an AO in pictures and I am not yet able to make proper videos (yes I tried…), I would like to share the short video from Vista Animations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk3CbiTvjdg

I really fell in love with my new AO 🙂

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Details

Outfit: LeeZu – “Raphael” – NEW (mesh)

Boots: LeeZu – “Times Square Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Tights: LeeZu – “Marmour Tights”

Gloves: LeeZu – “Nif Nif” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy”

Stool: Second Spaces – “Bullseye Stool” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Rack: Second Spaces – “Messy Bookshelf” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Wall Deco: Second Spaces – “Honeycomb” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Cupboards: Second Spaces – “Bennie small Chest” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Poses & Animations: Vista Animatons – “Essence” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 11

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says “The hunt with models in mind” does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybody’s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

Till Friday TRPH #4 does last, then all the amazing items will be gone… So I will use the chance for my final post about this amazing hunt.

My final styling is based on the amazing contribution of Ezura to the Runway Perfect Hunt. Ezura made the beautiful “Velvet Long Gown” in dark brocade green. The basic dress is mesh made and you have a wonderful optional flexible skirt attachment as well. For this post, I decided to go without to show the basic mesh prim a bit better, basically you get 2 gowns in one 😉 The shoulder free gown is perfect for a formal or elegant attire. With the free shoulders it lets room for amazing jewelry.

Speaking of jewelry, I would like to drag your attention over to the earrings. Pure Poison made a wonderful pair of earrings for the hunt. The silver earrings with the black gems made a perfect accessory for the “Velvet Long Gown”.

For the hair I decided to go with the “Chevia” hair from EMO-tions to underline the elegant look of the styling.

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Details

Gown: Ezura – “Velvet Long Gown” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Earrings: Pure Poison – “Silver Runaway Earrings” – NEW (TRPH #4)

Makeup: Miamai – “Les Makeups Masked 03”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Chevia”

Ring: (NS) – “Vicious Rose”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Lead”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 10

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says “The hunt with models in mind” does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybody’s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

After being absent because of RL, I would like to show some more of the wonderful Runway Perfect Hunt items before the hunt is over.

Prism made a wonderful summer dress for the Runway Perfect Hunt. The beautiful “Charmie” dress is perfect for the summer. A short dress with an amazing high belt, and a super stylish neck collar. The smooth colors from white to light blue underline the awesome summer feeling of this dress. Again it was Xenobia Foxclaw, who made that amazing hat. I know this must look strange, as I use her hats lately a lot, but she simply has so many amazing hats in unusual colors and so many different shapes that I really fell in love with them. The “Fort Sill Feodora” hat that I used for this post, is a band new one that not even is released yet. Xen made them for a special show in the beginning of June, but I was allowed to have a few already and do some sneak previews 😉 The shoes I was wearing a lot too in the last few weeks and never lost a word about them. The “Dare” shoes from the Diktator Shop. Diktator has some amazing new shoes, the break out of the usual styles that I can see all over the grid and so I had to have them for sure 😉 A girl can never have enough shoes and especially not enough high heels 😉 If you bite your tongue and buy the not really cheap fatpack you get a HUD that allows you to match the skin, tint your nails and even the shoes itself in many different colors and as well color combination, so I would dare to say the prize is worth it… but like I said I am a shoes addicted so I might be not really unbiased…

The beautiful casual jewelry comes from a german jewelry designer, that I was allowed to wear for a show last week – Vincenca Rosca. The “Sleeping Beauty” set comes with a HUD, where you can change the leather, medal and as well the gems. In the beginning i had a few problems as the HUD was not that easy but after I made the effort to read the included NC… yes I am impatient and usually I never read manuals… it was no problem to recolor and customize the “Sleeping Beauty” set until it matched the “Charmie” dress.

There is only a few days left to do the TRPH #4 and then all those amazing goodies will be gone. So hurry if you wanna go for this amazing dress and all the other incredible goodies of this hunt 🙂

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Details

Dress: PRISM – “Charmie” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Jewelry: Vicenca Rosca – “The Sleeping Beauty”

Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Fort Sill Feodora” – NEW (mesh, coming soon)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Soft Eye Washed” & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Silver”

Lipstick: Silken Moon  – “Wicca Lips Tintable”

Shoes: Diktator – “Dare”

Bag: TTF – “Xenia”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe-Poses – “Cool Handbag Set”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 9

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says “The hunt with models in mind” does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybody’s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

After being absent because of RL, I would like to show some more of the wonderful Runway Perfect Hunt items before the hunt is over.

The amazing “Brocade” dress, is the contribution of 22769 to the 4th edition of the TRPH. A wonderful once piece mesh dress in red and black. The skirt is made plain black what makes the brocade texture of the red jacket even more shine. The wonderful makeup comes from Dulce Secrets and is as well one of the awesome hunt items. Dulce Secrets provides not only the makeup, as well they have a wonderful skin in different versions in their TRPH #4 box.

The super cool ankle boots I found at the Gothic Fair 2013. Blinesen + MaiTai made the wonderful “Diavola” ankle boots with that unusual shape. The basic black victorian looking base with the amazing buckle, was combined with the red parts that look like little flames round your ankles.

The Cool and lightly messy looking “Carla” hair from EMO-tions was just perfect for the look and with the “Lost” necklace, as well from EMO-tions, I found the perfect matching jewelry as well 🙂

Now I was looking at myself and still I missed something… a hat, yes a hat would be awesome. I searched through all my inventory but I did not have one single red hat that would match to the outfit. All of a sudden I remembered about one of my oldest friends… she was designing hats! I stormed into Xenobia Foxclaw’s IM like a hurricane and started crying about me looking for a deep/blood red hat with maybe something black on it. Xen knows me for quite some time now and she knows my weird moments as well, so she just laughed and said I should wait a few minutes she would look through her creations. A few seconds later 3 different mesh hats made their way into my inventory and the “Dewey” hat in red suede was the perfect addition to the styling. Thanks so much Xen for again saving my day 😉

The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s last days so if you not yt grabbed all the fantastic items you really should hurry and make your way to the participating shops 😉

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Details

Dress: 227679 – “Brocade Dress” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Makeup: Dolce Secrets – “Something Wild” – NEW (TRPH #4)

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai – “Diavola” – NEW (Gothic Fair 2013)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Carla”

Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Dewey”

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Lost” – NEW (mesh)

Thights: *KL* – “Pantyhose Widenet”

Bag: !Spiders* – “Pouch Handbag”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 8

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says “The hunt with models in mind” does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybody’s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

After being absent because of RL, I would like to show some more of the wonderful Runway Perfect Hunt items before the hunt is over.

My today’s focus would be the Mainstore of Bubble’s Design. Bubble made a wonderful dress for the hunt. The “Poems” dress is something super special. A sheer top that carry a wonderful poem on the front

“I’m by your side,
thinking you, walking you
I’m in your thoughts,
knowing that I am in you
I am for you,
to serve you and make you dream
‘m into you…”

and another one on the back

“I thought of you,
on your lips and desire,
in your eyes and silence,
in your skin and feelings,
and have decided that you want,
but neither thought I needed …”

The skirt is very flexible and it looks like it would have many parts that go down from the waist. For me the dress really was something special in the whole TRPH #4.

The beautiful makeup as well is part of TRPH #4. You will find the “Tresor” makeup at White Widow, the amazing store done my the photographer legend Julie Hastings. As much as she puts into her pictures she puts into her own creations like the “Tresor” makeup for the hunt. You will not only find the black and white version in the hunt item 😉 so hurry to see what else Julie put onto her TRPH #4 box 😉

The huge “Lovelyn” hair, that for me totally goes with the “Poems” dress, comes from EMO-tions. The “Dawn” necklace as well was made by the hand of Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions.

You do not have much more time left for the TRPH #4, so hurry to get your hunt items 😉

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Details

Dress: Bubble’s Design – “Poems” – NEW (TRPH #4)

Makeup: White Widow – “Tresor” – NEW (TRPH #4)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Lovelyn” – NEW

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Dawn” (mesh, non rigged)

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Tribal” – NEW

Shoes: Diktator – “Envy”

Mask: [AD] Creations – “The Cell – Steel Mask”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 7

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says “The hunt with models in mind” does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybody’s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

Today I would like to put the spotlight on Styles by Danielle. Dani made the wonderful “Lisa” pants for the perfect runway hunt. The dark blue pants with the white ornaments on the right leg and the little belt at the waist, give a basic for many different kind of styles. You can go for a harem look, something arabic or even for something more futuristic like I did. Since the pants are from Styles by Danielle, I thought mabye it would be a good idea to combine it with a top and jewelry as well made by Dani Plassitz, owner and designer of Styles by Danielle. The “Krony” earrings are the actual group gift of Styles by Danielle, the “Taj” bracelets and the “Mims” top as well are from Styles by Danielle. For the shoes I chose the “BAX Booties” and the hair is on of my long time favourites from PurpleMoon. A little focus I would like to put on the face decoration as well. Dahiel, owner and designer of PosESioN, is well known for his amazing poses, but lately he started again to make some amazing jewelry and acessories. The “Centaurus” set is one of his newest additions. Usually it has a wonderful horns nose piercing as well but for today I only used the horns that go to the forehead.

The Runway Perfect Hunt will last until the 30th of May so do not hesitate too long to grab your hunt prizes ;)

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Details

Pants: Styles by Danielle – “Lisa” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Top: Styles by Danielle – “Mims” – NEW

Earrings: Styles by Danielle – “Krony” – NEW (groupgift)

Bracelets: Styles by Danielle – “Taj”

Head Piece: *PosESioN* – “Centaurus” – NEW

Shoes: BAX – “Booties White Patent”

Hair: PurpleMoon – “Kay”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Urban ES Harbour”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Blue as Steel”

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Roots”

Poses: *PosESion* – “Yula” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin