Oktoberfest 2017 – My own View ;)

Tomorrow it will start again – The yearly Oktoberfest in Munich in Germany.

When I saw the last Monthly Midnight Madness gifts from Salt & Pepper, I did know I have to do something with it πŸ˜‰

Since I am not the bigges fan of traditional Bavarian fashion or music, I had to think of a way how I can put my personal twist on it πŸ˜‰

If you look at the modern Bavarian fashion trends you can see that young people modernized the traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen a lot. so why not take on that new and fresh thought of a modern Oktoberfest look.

I put on the “Lederhosen” from Salt & Pepper, and the the hard part came… what to add…

I did know I wanted a special hair style. Either some messy braids or some Rasta looking hair. Discord Designs is known for their dreads and braids and so I took a closer look on their creations and found the “Nita” hair. The style was just perfect for what I had in mind!

For the shoes, usually you have typical ‘Landhaus’ style shoes, if you go for the traditional look. But since I wanted to have something modern I wanted to have so thigh high boots. Those I found at Blueberry. During their last sale, I found the “Celia” boots. What really got me was, that you have 2 different styles in the pack. One flat and one high heel version. With the well known high quality of the Blueberry designs, I instantly fell in love with the detailed folds and textures πŸ™‚

For those who know me… a tattoo can not miss πŸ˜‰ The one I chose today, certainly comes from White Widow πŸ˜‰ The “Desierto” tattoo was originally made for the Cosmopolitan event, but I am sure Julie has it at her main store by now. I loved the huge tiger head on the chest so much with the “Lederhosen”. It made a great contrast for the whole look.

Last but not least, the cool makeup and the super sharp stiletto nails were made by Slackgirl. I love the way how Slackgirl expresses her creativity and sense for art in her creations. She always surprises me with her release, which are so extraordinary and still so versatile. you can make so many different looks from glamorous or beauty to really artistic and different.

First I was looking for a Ferris Wheel or a Fair where I could take the pictures for today, but then I thought with that typical party look I would not really get what I wanted. I went home again and started to build up a set with the “Abandoned Playground” gacha from 22769. The more parts of that gacha I rezzed the more it looked like the idea I had before :p

In the end, I made it to complete my own vision for my Oktoberfest 2017 and I hope you like it πŸ˜‰

Ozapft is!

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Outfit: Salt & Pepper: Lederhosen (MMM Edition)

Shoes: Blueberry – “Celia Boots”

Collar: Salt & Pepper – “Oktoberfest” (Gacha)

Nails: Slackgirl – “Tow Stiletto Mesh Nails” (Maitreya)

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Septum: [CX] – “Drop Set”

Hair& Makeup:

Hair: Discord Designs – “Nita”

Hairbase: Mina – “Myla” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Kam” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4,1”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Desierto” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Set: 22769 – “Abandoned Playground” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ On9

For this round of On9 we have our Darcy Heels, which are made for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink. They are available as a fatpack as well as in single colors. The black version is available for 20% off at the event. The Darcy Heel is definitely a statement piece and a great addition to any look.

TAXI: On9

Sporty Moment

Yes, sometimes even me has a sporty urban moment*giggles*

This time it was the shoes that totally got me and when I bought them at the last sale of Reign. I always was in love with that shoes, but when they were in the sale I could not anymore resist.

The shoes come in 3 different colors if you get the fatpack and all 3 are just awesome πŸ˜‰ They are made of 2 parts so you could wear them as short ones too without the upper thigh parts.

First I wanted to do a baseball looking style but I did not find all the stuff I wanted for it so I decided to go with a ‘Sporty Spice’ look πŸ˜‰

That kind of style is out of my personal comfort zone, but sometimes it is fun to try those as well πŸ˜‰

 

Details

Jacket: Sabotage – “Sports Bomber Jacket” (Maitreya)

Top: GizzA – “Lucy Tank” (Maitreya)

Pants: [sYs] – “Ride” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Reign – “Suicide Heels” (Maitreya)

Hair: Mina – “Indica”

Necklace: Minimal – “Chiker Bow Tie”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

Set

Background: anxiety – “Sunday pack %83”

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dark Visions

Dark Visions

There’s something hidden
In the depthsof the night
From a placenot forbidden
But deprived of light
A landscape of mistery
Is the other side
Derying the limits
Of the mind

Dark Visions
Fragment of a story that’s not a lie
Dark vision
Image of an existence destinedto die
Dark visions

A raid into the unknown
Enigmatic strangeland
Where the incognito’s grown
Harder to understand
The faceof silence
The likehood of fear
A reflex that will slowly
Disappear

Nightmares and dreams
Fictions or realities
Dark Visions

[Alien Produkt]

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Outfit: Zibska – “Lilitu” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Shoes: Reign – “Kendall” (Maitreya)

Nails: glYph – “Apex” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: Analog Dog – “Pipe Dream”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “SecretFreak” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Body & Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props:

Poses: Poseidon

Props: E.V.E Studio – “KOI Square Confetti Ring” & “Sugarflies {Red}”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

I won’t back down

I Won’t Back Down

Well I won’t back down
No I won’t back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back downNo I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won’t back down

Well I know what’s right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground
And I won’t back downHey baby there ain’t no easy way out
Hey I won’t back down
Hey baby there ain’t no easy way out
Hey I will stand my ground
And I won’t back down
No I won’t back down
[Tom Petty]
Details
Clothing & Accessories:
Dress: United Colors – “Simone” (Maitreya)
Shoes: Hucci – “Itabuna Boots” (Maitreya)
Armstraps: L’Emporio – “Harness Arm” (Maitreya)
Headpiece: PFC – “Roach”
Makeup & Hair:
Facepaint: PFC – “Roach” (LeLutka Applier)
Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)
Hairbase: Mina – “Myla” (LeLutka Applier)
Body & Tattoo:
Head: LeLutka – “Somine 3.0”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Brimstone” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ On9
Poses & Props:
Poses: Poseidon
Set:
Trees: Little Branch – “Spooky Tree 1 & 4”
Branches: [we’re CLOSED] – “Shrub Large Bare”
Skulls: [Kres] – “Dragon King” – NEW @ We β™₯ RP

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

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ Weβ™₯RP September 2017

 

We <3 RP has gone cyber! We are proud to present Taera, complete with boots for Maitreya and Slink (Hourglass and Physique). The outfit and boots can be worn separately, but they are sold together. Taera has a massive HUD with THREE sides! Yes, THREE sides! And that isn’t all. We all love materials right? Items look so vivid when materials are enabled. With our special three-sided HUD we have included a special materials feature. Not only do you have the option of using materials, you can COLOR the materials effect, giving your Taera a cool shine in certain windlights.

We have also created the Trooper Helmet. It is unisex and has all the same amazing features as Taera, so it makes a perfect compliment.

To go one cyber-step further, we have updated our Tracer Hair and bring you Tracer Hair 2.0! We updated it to include materials and perfectly match Taera as well.

All 3 creations are 25% off for Weβ™₯RP @ the event location ONLY!

TAXI: Weβ™₯RP September 2017

The Darkness Inside

I did think a long time about a title for this post and pictures and after a conversation with a dear, sweet friend today, I suddenly had the idea – “The dark beast inside of me sometimes needs some release”

We all know that feeling I guess. You often just try to be polite and kind even if you feel that the inner beast tries to break free. In my life I learned that his beast has two different sides. It is very emotional and hot-headed on one side and sometimes it can be very dark ironic and sarcastic on the other. That is why I learned to control it and keep it locked in chains inside of me.

Certainly I was told to not always swallow all my emotions and everything that I get told, but the same time there is way how you can express this in a polite and adult way.

The most difficult it gets when you feel hurt. Because then this beast inside just rambles and rattles with the chains, developing immense power so that I sometimes really be afraid it would break that chains and just break free.

But exactly those situations taught me the most. When I was able to still keep it inside, it felt as a success to not let it win over me just because of someones judgement, rumors, gossips or words.

Every time I was able to keep it locked away, I felt that I did grow stronger. It was a long process and it took me years and sadly it is still not perfectly locked. But maybe it does not have to be, because everything has an end as well and so does patience, understanding and politeness. Sometimes people really need to know when they overstepped a line or did hurt me even if they will not believe nor change their behaviour – most of the time because they can’t as they have nothing in their life than trying to make others miserable. Then you do not even need to argue with those, because you can’t win. Anyways what you will say to prove them wrong they will turn it around and again use it against you no matter what. So all you can do is let it go, turn around and move on.

If you move on, you will meet new people in the future who will treat you with more respect and in an adult way. Certainly not only those, but all the others will wait for you left and right as well and maybe it is the personal challenge of everyone’s life to pass those who do not matter to meet those who DO matter – if that makes any sense. That does not mean you should not take any critiques, but you can learn to decide between the good and the bad critique. The bad, that only was used to hurt, blame or accuse you without any content OR the one that sometimes hurts too a bit – because you might have seen it different – but that as well contains facts and things that let you learn and grow from.

In the end you are the one, that has to make the decisions in your life – nobody can do or should do that for – as long as you can.

For me it feels better to have a mainly positive life (all of us have bad days or experiences) instead of a hate filled, jealous and not satisfied one. I always ask myself – before I react on things – if it would be worth fighting or arguing about something, or just smile and say thank you, turn around and move on. Both cases did happen and both will happen in the future, but if I argue or discuss I try to stay with the facts, be polite and kind and as well stay adult and not just release the inner beast without thinking. If that happens, I exactly would do that, what I do not want be done to myself – hurt, accuse or become personal and unobjective – and that is not an option to me if I can control it. I have to admit, over the years I became way more calm in such situations and maybe it is the age that lets you think before you take any action πŸ˜‰

Details

Clothing & Accessoires:

Outfit: Salt & Pepper – “Strapped” (Gacha, Maitreya)

Arms Straps: L’Emporio – “Harness Arms” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Bax – “Regency Boots”

Chains: E.V.E Studio – “{Apocalyptica} Cyber Snake Chains”

Makeup & Hair:

Hair: A&Y Bunker – “Cyro Hair”

Hairbase: Mina – “Myla Hairbase” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup: Zibska – “Ballard Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: Swallow – “Pixie Ears”

Arms: Zibska – “Speckles” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Pose: Poseidon

True Friendship

“And now to something completely different!”

In RL my English teacher – back when I was at school – used to say that if he was changing his topic, and after a roll of post apocalyptic posts (one is still missing), I wanted to do something different and finally my mind was able to do something else *giggles*

I am always fascinated from white pictures and rarely – if I try one – , they come out as I want them too.

But this time it did! I wanted to do a combination of power and fragile moments in a very soft environment.

All I added for the set were the “Waving Bioluminescent Fungus” in white and the “Rapunzel in Evie White Tower” in front of a white background. The “Rapunzel in Evie White Tower” reminded me of the thought of your inner voice, that talks to you if you have decisions to make or that you ask when you are down and do not know who to ask. It looked great in the background for the idea of the picture.

Do you know that moment, where people want you to be strong and you feel right the opposite but cannot show that, because you have a task to end or you have to be there for someone?

It is like an inner fight with yourself, trying to not let the fragile side win. Sometimes you need to be strong, no matter what. Even if I have been told several times to not hide my feelings – if you have a true friendship, sometimes your own feelings have to be pushed behind to be there for your friend. Thank god it does not happen too often that those 2 ‘souls’ come up to the same time. Would you not expect the same from a true friend – to be there for you when you need him or her most? and even if I am always afraid to bother someone with my problems and moods. But IF I do, I really to expect close and true friends to be there for me. And saying that I would even get up in the middle of the night and drive 500 and more kilometers to help , when it would be needed and possible.

True friendship is rare and even more rare in an online environment, but it is there. Many times you might be disappointed from people who you thought you know but if you stop trusting… you never will find those who are true and honest. You would cut yourself off to meet people who could be potential true and honest friends. I do not know if that makes sense – bear with the German – but I hope you know what I am trying to say.

In the past 10 years in SecondLife, I met many people. Some I still talk to, some quit playing and some just vanished. It was a rollercoaster journey in terms of meeting people. A few I let come close to me and they ripped out my heart and left me in pain for weeks. sometimes I even thought I will quit playing Second Life. But then there are some that I met, which caught me, gave me the feeling of being close to them and those I would not want to miss again. It might only be a handful people who really do know me – know more behind Wicca’s pixel – but those I highly value and I could not think about a life without them anymore. Even if we never met, we shared tons of hours on skype or inworld, even further on mobile communication tools and they became part of not only my Second Life but my real one as well.

Friendships are different – Some are super close and with some you share moments and experiences but you do not talk to them on an everyday base. That does not have to be bad though, they are still friends I do care for and in the moment we meet we have the biggest fun ever πŸ™‚

I never would wanna change the past, as it did make me to what I am now – SL and RL. Even the pain made me learn something –Β  I never stopped to trust people or give people a chance to know me and become new, true friends.

Sometimes it is hard, but if you go out to find new true and real friends maybe do not give them the burden or the doubt out of your past experiences. They are not responsible for that, nor they know.

I hope I did make sense with what I was trying to say – if not… maybe holler at me inworld and you can help me doing it better πŸ˜‰

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Outfit: Plastix – “Solaris” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Essenz – “Calgary” (Maitreya)

Shoulder Piece, Necklace & Brows: Zibska – “Verad” (Gacha)

Makeup & Hair:

Makeup: Zibska – “Verad Eye Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Adia” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: enVogue – “Carley”

Head, Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props:

Poses: Poseidon

Props: E.V.E Studio – “Waving Bioluminescent Fungus” & “Rapunzel in Evie White Tower”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

 

Beware! – You never know who’s around…

Today I tried to do a different picture, but if you caught up in a theme, nothing else just wants to work… So we are back to the post apocalyptic style and probably have even one more over the next days. On 27th Thereafter closes and hopefully my mind can wrap around something else then at least for a while πŸ˜‰

Today I built a little set on my own as I wanted to showcase some more of the amazing landscaping items, accessories, clothing and poses, that were made for the Thereafter event.

Today I would like to start with the poses. The whole set – including the pistols – was made as an exclusive release for Thereafter by Gingerfish Poses. The set is called “One Shot” set and to me they are perfectly matching the theme. I really do love the movement and action they have to it, a very strong attitude. You can use them for so many different angles and I am sure they would work without pistols and for a nother theme as well. All the poses are so well made I did not have to adjust my shape nor anything else and could use them right as they came. That is kinda rare, as I am usually to tall for most of the poses and have to adjust my normal shape a lot to make it fit the poses. Certainly the whole set is bento compatible if you already own bento hands. In my case it was the Maitreya hands and they worked perfectly with the poses.

The cool dress, which I totally fell in love with when I saw it the first time was designed by !go!. The “Zulu” dress comes in many different colors and with all the amazing details it is a little art piece itself. It is very well rigged as well, even with the poses, that really have some action to it did not break at all. Theis dress is definitely a must have if you like post apocapytic styles πŸ™‚

On all four pictures, I mainly used items for my set, which are made exclusively for the Thereafter event and I will credit them all in the end so I do not confuse the hell out of you and make you going back and forth between the pictures.

With a closer look to my face you will see that wonderful forehead ornament. I used it in black but Cureless [+] has many more colors included in the HUD of the “Leonius Marking”. Combine with the “Apocalypse Paint” is an amazing makeup applier from Veechi. You have 4 different options of that amazing face-art on the applier HUD.

So many exclusives, that fell together to one style.. it is just awesome. The cool gas mask as well you can find on the Thereafter event from Cubic Cherry. It as well comes with a texture HUD and resizer so you can make it fit either to your system head or various mesh heads as well.

What as well jumped to my eyes was the amazing “Myla” hair from Mina. I anyways love shaved hairstyles but that one even comes with 2 versions of hairbases and the one with the cut lines i loved the most (On the fist picture you can see it very clear).

Even the earring, which sadly is covered by the shadow in the picture above is for sale at the event as a full set. The “Noxx” set contains earrings and a collar plus a neat HUD that lets you color the whole set in various gold and silver combinations.

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Dress: !go! – “Zule Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Thereafter

Shoes: Fame Femme – “Liana Boots” (Maitreya)

Mask: Cubic Cherry – “”After” – NEW @ Thereafter

Face Deco: Cureless[+] – “Leonius Marking” – NEW @ Thereafter

Stockings: Avi Candy – “Garter Socks – Neutral Collection” (Maitreya Applier)

Makeup & Hair:

Hair: Mina – “Myla” – NEW @ Thereafter

Makeup: Veechi – “Apocalypse Paint” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

Tattoo: Identity. Body Shop – “Bitter Sorrow” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Poses: Gingerfish Poses – “One Shot” – NEW @ Thereafter

Fence: 7madRavens – ” Dystopia Rubble Fence” – NEW @ Thereafter

Buckets: *katat0nik* – “Bucket Helmets” (Gacha) – NEW @ Thereafter

Concrete Walls: 7madRavens – “Dystopia Rubble Wall 1 & 2” – NEW @ Thereafter

Warning Sign, Waterbarrels & Burning Trash: floorplan – “Survival Drinking Water, Safety Notice & Fire in a Barrel” – NEW @ Thereafter

Shelves: Second Spaces – “Supply Shelves” – NEW @ Thereafter

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin