[sys] for Back to Black

Tattoo: [sys] – “Maiko” – NEW

Hat: [sys] – “Deva” – NEW

Pose: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

White Widow for Back to Black

(White Widow – “Zen Black and White” /with eyeshadow)

(White Widow- “Zen Black” /with eyeshadow)

(White Widow – “Zen Silver” /with eyeshadow)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

MOLiCHiNO for Back to Black

Jacket: MOLiCHiNO – “Hope” – NEW

Pants: MOLiCHiNO – “Hope” – NEW

Shoes: Baiastice – “Oxa” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: booN – “COR200”

Lashes: [glow] – “Avantgarde – Seduction”

Earrings: Crystal Line – “Square”

Bracelets: GaNKeD – “Rocklove

Necklace: Paper Couture – “Garnet Nest”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Facetattoo: Nuuna – “Zion” – NEW

Pose: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

CheerNo for Back to Black

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Dex” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Dominic” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Sky” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: My Look for the House of Rage Casting

Dress: House of Rage – “Quizas, Quizas. Quizas” (given dress for the casting)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Berry Blossom”

Nails (including skeleton hand): Forma Nails – “Madonna Skeleton”

Hair: MADesign – “Fifi”

Piercing: [ni.ju] – “Overload” & “Monroe”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Pose: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Silken Moon for Back to Black

Today the Back to Black event opened its doors to the public. Keira Seerose again calls for the a wonderful awareness event. This event shall spread the word about mental health and raise the attention on this matter. Many great designers are taking part and I am happy, that I may showcase a few of them and maybe drag even more attention to this fantastic event of CHIC Management.

Malicia Python, owner and designer behind Silken Moon, got the word ‘determination’. She came up with a wonderful skin and some very strong words. Thats why I would like to use her texture she made for this awesome skin.

In addition to the skin Silken Moon added their “Show your Teeth” smile, wich I blogged a few ago (here: Show your Teeth) and a tattoo layer with the word ‘Stigmata’.

You should make your way to the Back to Black event and just take a look, always having in mind for what casue this event is meant 🙂

Details

Skin: Silken Moon – “One of Me” – NEW

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Aria” (mesh)

Pose(pic 1): Body Talking

Model & Photographer (pic 1): Wicca Merlin

MVW 2012: Evening Gown for Miss Iceland 2012 by Faster Pussycat & Finesmith

The evening gown for Miss Iceland 2012 came out of the hand of Honey Bender, owner and fabulous designerof Faster Pussycat . Honey, for me always stood for extravagant and extraordinary with her designs. And she stayed  herself true and created a wonderful evening gown for Miss Aphrodite Brianna, Miss Iceland 2012. The purple gown can be worn in different versions for the skirt. I chose the one that was originally worn on the MVW 2012 runway. The huge skirt adds a very elegant touch and all the amazing golden decorations on the gown really made this gown something that stood out. The texturing and the choice of the prims again shows very clear the sign of Honey Bender. All the sequins that decorate the upper skirt… shiny and in many shades of purple… simply amazing. You can find the “Aphrodite” gown at the Faster Pussycat Mainstore with all its amazing skirt versions 🙂

The jewelry was made by yula Finesmith. The “My Girl” set really was made to match this gown. No big necklace but all those filigree and little extras like the Eye decoration at the left eye, the ring and the amazing headpiece complete this ensemble to a perfect set as well 🙂 The whole set is menu driven and colorchangeable for the noble metals and the gemstones. The “My Girl” set you will find at the Finesmith Mainstore.

Details

Gown: Faster Pussycat – “Aphrodite” – NEW

Jewelry: Finesmith – “My Girl”

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Tiffany” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Nails: [V] Couture – “Royal Purple”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

“Wicca the Lioness” – A very special creation from Poulet Koenkamp!

(PurpleMoon – “Wicca the Lioness”, Model: Wicca Merlin, Photographer: Poulet Koenkamp)

Today I have a very special creation of PurpleMoon. This outfit is going to be part of the Back to Black event of Keira Seerose. The Back to Black event is an awareness event of mental health. For all participants Keira gave out several key words, the designer had to work with and make creations and designs according to the given word. The word Poulet got was ‘courage’. But before I tell more about the story behind the wonderful “Wicca the Lion” outfit I would like to add a personal story I have with this incredible design of Poulet Koenkamp, owner and designer of PurpleMoon.

I know Poulet quite for some time and she always was very kind and friendly. Even as I was a very new aspiring model she always supported me and let me blog her awesome gowns. She as a huge past and archived a lot with her clothing. PurpleMoon is one of the most wanted stores for Miss Virtual World designs, as well PurpleMoon supports many charity events if they have a good reputation and Poulet takes part in many different little events for limited and special creations. She dedicates a lot of time to help and support several events and people.

A few weeks ago, as I finished another blog post for her we were talking and I asked her what people have to do to get gowns named after them. It was kinda in a funny mood and meant as a little joke even if I for sure dreamed in forever to have one of her creations named after me. But I actually never thought about this could happen, as mostly very well-known people were allowed to give their names for PurpleMoon creations.

Then she suddenly said “Just ask me.” and I started shivering and still did not really got it. The she asked me to tell her a few words about me so that she could get an inspiration. I told her a bunch of attributes and words that came in my mind if I think about me. In the end I looked my words and was afraid as they totally made no sense together. But Poulet said, it was exactly what she needed to work with and I was even more excited.

Time went by and I started to think that I gave Poulet too much weird input about me, as she suddenly ran in my IM again and told me she wanted to tell me something. We actually talked on voice for the first time ever – she really has a wonderful smooth voice that fits her personality totally – she told me that she did a gown named “Wicca the Lioness” as she was working on the item for the Back to Black event.

Here I would like to steal her words that she put on her flickr as it is the short version of what we talked…

Poulet Koenkamp:

“I would like to share a little bit of the story behind this picture. I’ve known Wicca for long time now and I’ve known myself for even longer than that, but not as long as you are thinking.

Around 12 years ago, I had to go through, what it is so far, the hardest moment of my life. It came like a storm and I thought it was never going to leave me. Depression, phobias, fears, panic attacks, you name it. For a while it was almost impossible to even get out of my house, or stay in a room with more than two people, or teaching my students, or … pretty much feeling that I was going nuts. And as somebody said the other day, whatever your brains tell you, you will believe, it’s your brains, you know?

A month or so ago, I get this invitation to be part of the “Back to Black” event organized by CHIC with the main purpose to raise mental health awareness. Later on I was given the word “Courage” and asked to create an item inspired on the concept of “Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the overcoming of it”.

Around the same time, chatting with Wicca we come across the idea of creating an outfit inspired by her and she brainstormed for me a few words that I kept on a notecard.

I struggled for a month. There was no deadline for Wicca’s outfit but there was one for the event. One day, don’t ask me why, I realized two things. One, I was relating a lot with this creation, with the word, with the concept. Courage. It took me a lot of that to get out of the place I was many years ago. If somebody is looking for an advice, what worked for me was therapy, lots of it, and a couple of hours of yoga every day. I found myself, the one that was hidden and afraid. I overcame to my fears; I faced them, battled them and accepted them. They keep coming back sometimes, but I know them already and they are not as strong as they used to be. I keep fighting.

The second thought that came to my head was that the beginning of the outfit I had in front of me was not only about my own courage, there was something else in it. I looked for my notecard and read out loud the words Wicca gave me, they were all there. [16:22] Wicca Merlin: crazy, elegant , tight, extraordinary prims, satin, classy, avantgarde, shiny, adult, non-symmetric

It seems that all these words, thoughts, memories and impressions had been bouncing in my head for while and they all came out in the shape of the “Lioness”. Who has an armor to protect herself, who has the strength of a lion and the fragility of the feathers; who has an open heart easy to break but that she has learned to protect; she decided it is better to keep it open giving as much love as she can than refrain the power of its love.

A little story that might inspire somebody else, It takes a lot of courage to walk through troubling times, but, you learn so much on the road, it absolutely worth it.

Event opens February 11th
More info: www.chic-management.com/?page_id=1236

With this words I even felt more honred that this wonderful creation carries my name now. I cannot compete to Poulet’s picture at all but I at least wanted to show her how much this outfuit means to me and I tried on by myself as well. It has so many details that just come right of my heart and Poulet made the effort to look behind my outside and she catched so many of my inner that is nearly not to belive… but she did it…

Poulet I have no words that would nearly describe how much you touched my heart and how grateful I am… still… thank you lots and you know how much it means to me 🙂 *hugs you tight*

(PurpleMoon – “Wicca the Lioness”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Details

Outfit (incl. hair, shoes & nails): PurpleMoon – “Wicca the Lioness”

Tattoo: Wicked Tattos – “Live for Today”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lashes: Detour – “Widow”

Bow: Archery Ranges – “Dynamic Archery”

Pose: Wicca Merlin

For Love of LeeZu

With Valentines Day drawing near, LeeZu’s thoughts turn to love and we want to share the love with you all.

Contest Rules:

Create a Mix and Match Outfit using parts from two or more different outfits from LeeZu. At least one item MUST be either pink or red to qualify as an entrant! Take a snapshot of you wearing your creation. Send the full perm snapshot along with a notecard listing what you are wearing to Barbara Nicholls. It’s that simple!

Prizes:

Every eligible entrant will receive a special prize just for entering. The [LeeZu!] Saroche Bag Marakesh is exclusive to this contest.

There will also be cash prizes for the top three Mix and Match looks. Please note: You will be judged on the outfit you’ve put together, not the photograph. So, a snapshot is all that’s necessary.

All entries will be judged by LeeZu! Management Team.

Third Prize:    2000 L
Second Prize:   5000 L
First Prize:    10000 L

Also, the top three winners will win a photo shoot with a professional Photographer. The finished photos will be framed and displayed in the lobby of LeeZu’s main store for a week after the contest with the winner’s names.

Questions?

Contact Barbara Nicholls or Tempest Henessey

Happy 5th Rezday dear Wicca!!!