HOLY SHIrT! for the .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

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.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK: 25th of May to the 31st of May 2014

Witness the gathering of SL Fashion’s Bests as they unveil their visions for Spring/Summer 2014.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, a very much anticipated one week event takes the pioneer to display and express varied new styles in Second Life. The fashion fiesta, first and unique of its kind is a contemporary platform envisioned and designed to unite established designers with designers who aspire being “BRANDS” of tomorrow.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is envisioned tolead and promote designer’s aspirations and motivations to a Global Audience Arena is Second Life

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is motivated to showcase the pinnacle of Second Life’s Fashion showmanship.

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Details:

Outfit: HOLYSHIrT! – “Comic Princess Dress” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Hair: [BURLEY] – “Sirah (mesh)

Bangles: Digital Eyes – “Plastic Bracelet Yellow”

Shoes: HOLY SHIrT! – “Comic Mary Janes” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual”” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3″

Tattoo: [White Widow] – “Snake Eyes”

Glasses: Mad Mesh – “Nerd Glasses”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Modeö & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Prism for the .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

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.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK: 25th of May to the 31st of May 2014

Witness the gathering of SL Fashion’s Bests as they unveil their visions for Spring/Summer 2014.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, a very much anticipated one week event takes the pioneer to display and express varied new styles in Second Life. The fashion fiesta, first and unique of its kind is a contemporary platform envisioned and designed to unite established designers with designers who aspire being “BRANDS” of tomorrow.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is envisioned tolead and promote designer’s aspirations and motivations to a Global Audience Arena is Second Life

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is motivated to showcase the pinnacle of Second Life’s Fashion showmanship.

Details:

Dress: Prism – “Lua Sun Day” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Hair: [taketomi] – “Kurako” (mesh)

Necklace: .:A&M:. – “My Fabulous Necklace-Honey Pearls”

Shoes: Dirty Princess – “Naughty Couture Heel” (for Slink high feet only)

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual” (mesh)

Feet: Slink – “Female Feet High” (mesh)

Bag: GizzA – “Summer Bag”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Poses: *PosESioN*

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

JEZZIXA Cazalet for the .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

PENUMBRA FW Prism Jessixa

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK: 25th of May to the 31st of May 2014

Witness the gathering of SL Fashion’s Bests as they unveil their visions for Spring/Summer 2014.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, a very much anticipated one week event takes the pioneer to display and express varied new styles in Second Life. The fashion fiesta, first and unique of its kind is a contemporary platform envisioned and designed to unite established designers with designers who aspire being “BRANDS” of tomorrow.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is envisioned tolead and promote designer’s aspirations and motivations to a Global Audience Arena is Second Life

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is motivated to showcase the pinnacle of Second Life’s Fashion showmanship.

Details:

Dress (incl. bag): Prism (JEZZIXA Cazalet) – “Rebecca” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)
Hair: EMO-tions – “Cameron”

Jewelry: Virtual Impressions – “Natasha”

Shoes: Redgrave – “Helena”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Makeup: L. Fauna – “Basic Shadow-light green”

Poses: *PosESioN*

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Steampunk Fever!

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Lately I was kinda affected by a Steampunk fever… I have no clue why, but each part of my body wanted to do something steampunk. Kara Trapdoor did even more throw me in that direction, when she IMed me, asking if I would like to be part of a steampunk exhibit done by bloggers. This wonderful exhibit started on the 4th of May 2014 and many of amazing bloggers made incredible pictures of steampunk sims, gear and fashion.

Steampunk Exhibit: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Station/182/122/1028

Steampunk Exhibit Poster

In SL I did not find too many steampunk designs so I decided this could be a reason to make some things, how I would imagine steampunk.

I started with a gown, the “Araminta” steampunk gown. When I finished it, in my view it looked a bit too elegant and I decided the gown has to have a jacket with it.

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When the gown was finished, the more I looked at it, the more I wanted a hat for it. I started with a simple top hat and added more and more gear and a head band closed in the back, until I was satisfied with it. To match the color of the gown was not that easy and took me quite some time and cursings but in the end it worked out :p .

Steampunk Hat Vendor

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The glasses I am wearing are made by Crie Style, one of the most skilled designer if it comes to glasses and eye wear.

Gown, Hat… so what s missing? The gown can be worn as a long and wide and a short and tight version, so I decided to make some neat booties matching both of the dresses even if they only can be seen with the short version 😉 .

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The “Araminta” steampunk gown and jacket comes in the 5 usual standart sizes plus the needed alpha layers. The normal prims of each of the 3 designs are either mod, or have a resizer so that you can make sure to make it fit your avatar.

I hope you liked my little steampunk journey and all of the items are now available at the Wicca’s Wardrobe Mainstore 🙂 (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/96/141/22)

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Pink & Red does not go together?

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There are these days where you feel the little rebel inside you… Many times you get told you cannot do this, you cannot fo that, that does not work, this will never go together and if you have one of those little rebel days you just need to prove them all wrong even by doing mistakes sometimes that you will never admit :p .

Today there was such a day and when I was looking through my inventory more and more the idea of a pink and red styling was growing in my mind.

I anyways wanted to blog the new “AV Straight Leather Jeans” from Vista, so I started out with them, after I saw this fantastic red tone in the HUD. The Jeans come in various versions in different length. Usually you have the problem, that if you would like to wear some cool shoes with mesh pants, you always run into trouble, that they just eat up the shoes or you get some weird flickering if you try to add boots over the pants. With the “AV Straight Leather Jeans” those times are over. 5 different length of the pants make it possible that you can experiment with different shoes or boots. For today’s post I decided to go with the number 2 version, as I found the cool and as well funny “Abdomination Bitey Meaty Boots” from Curio Obscura and the number 2 was the perfect one for the half-long boots.

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Dressed with pants and boots.. maybe a little too less :p . What to wear for the top… ? I was sure I wanted to use one of the latest releases from Finesmith, the “Iris” set, but what to wear as a basic as I did not wanna go half-naked. It should be something soft, which does not overload the upper part of the body with the “Iris” set, plus I wanted to have a very soft pink to bring back the baby pink of the “Abdomination Bitey Meaty Boots”. The “Valerie Blouse” from LeeZu was the perfect choice. With the delicate and super amazing detailed texture and the awesome soft pink color it makes a great base for the jewelry.

Because the jewelry had such an amazing and huge headpiece and I was wearing the jeans, which give the whole out fit kinda a cool touch, I wanted to wear some really short, fresh and modern hair. The “Cameron” hair style from EMO-tions exactly looked how I wanted it to for this look.
The reason why I used the grey tone for the hair was, that I wanted to repeat the metal color of the jewelry.

Now the look itself was done but I still missed the little i-dot. Then all of a sudden I remembered the “”Skeletonia” hand jewelry from Formanails. This idea of the skeleton hand wrapped over the avatar hand is something that has a little story to it. Back then before we had Slink hands I always was looking about something new and crazy for accessories. At Formanails I found a skeleton hand, made of prims that covered the back of the hand inspired by Madonna. I was wearing that hand jewelry in forever and ever so often that I nearly cannot count it anymore and I never found something similar. After i upgraded my avatar with the Slink hands I really missed this accessory badly. When I talked the last time to Ivi Bing, owner and designer of Formanails, I told her, that I discovered her store over that wonderful hand accessory years ago, that I really miss it so much with the Slink hands and all of a sudden she sent me over 3 versions of the “Skeletonia”. She made it for 2 different versions of the Slink hands – casual, elegant and elgant1. This so made my day! I have my skeleton hand jewel back in an updated version with a HUD that lets you change the colors of the gems and some more little details like the safety pins and barbwire parts. Thank you Ivi!

And now… Pink & Red does not go together?

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Pants: Vista Animations – “AV Straight Leather Jeans” – NEW (mesh)

Boots: Curio Obscura – “Abdomination Bitey Meaty Boots” (mesh)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Iris”

Hand Jewelry: Formanails – “Skeltonia” (for SLink hands elegant1)

Top: LeeZu – “Valerie Blouse”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Cameron” (mesh)

Makeup Mix: Nuuna – “Zion2 pinkish” & “Tila makeup red”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1”

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 05/08/2014 – Charlie Chaplin’s little sister?

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Sometimes it is fast and easy. You see something and immediately have a picture in mind what it should look like when you wear it. Exactly this I had with the “Suspenders Outfit” from GizzA. I was trying the ‘Dotty’ version and in the moment I put it on I had the vision of Charlie Chaplin. I have no clue why… maybe it was the amazing retro, vintage looking dotted top, the cute suspenders or the pinstriped texture of the pants. So I tried to think about what the little sister of Charlie Chaplin would style up like :p

As mentioned before the “Suspenders Outfit” from GizzA comes with mesh pants and top, so all I had to find was hair, shoes and some makeup, since I did not wanna overdo it with jewelry, as it would  not have been appropriate in my opinion.

The shoe decision was fast. The “British Loafers” by Redgrave are one of my personal long time favourites and they add a light masculine touch to the look combined with the pants. For the hair I wanted to go with kind of a hat, but not a rel one when I remembered the “Bob Hair” from Bliss Couture. This hair had kinda an inbuilt hat made of hair and included in the actual hair style – perfect!

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Details

Outfit: GizzA – “Suspender Outfit” – NEW (mesh)

Shoes: Redgrave – “British Loafers”

Hair: Bliss Couture – “Bob Hair”

Eyebrows: SongBird – “Pencil Thin Brows”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca3”

Nails Polish: Nailed It! – “Valentines 2014”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual” (mesh)

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses – “Swag Casual”

Location: GizzA

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News from [sys] – Futuristic Mood

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If you are in a spacey, cyber or future mood what else than sys and Zibska you can use to think about a styling 😉

I totally fell in love with one of the latest releases of sys called “Exes”. The ensamble contains a wonderful sexy corset and a short skirt. The combination of the black base and the light blue applications caught my attention as i like this color combination a lot.

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For those who know me for a while, you know that I never can have something stand alone and that I love to mix and match different designers and sometimes even different styles to create a new look. The “Exes” outfit already was a great start, but I wanted to add some more and so I remebered the “Sybella Noir” dress from Zibska, that I got at the SAVIAD fasion fair. The collar and the cuffs just were perfect to brake the more minaimal looking corset and skirt and added something different and strange to it with the pretty flowers in that very stong and dark black. Now I needed some hair that again would not be too elegant, but as well looks nottoo boring as well. I have to admit, I was wering that hair a lot lately and it became kinda a all time favourite of mine. The “Kat” hairstyle from EMO-tions would be soemthing I would LOVE to try RL on stage with the band as well 😉 .

Now for a female’s worst nightmare… shoes…

Do you know that feeling if you open your closed RL or your inventory SL, even if you have about 150 or more pair of shoes you still think that you have no shoes?

So it was with this styling too. I was trying several of my shoes and some was like … ‘ok’, but nothing really jumped into my eyes. All of a sudden I remebered, that I bought some shoes for slink feet lately on Marketplace, wich I not yet did unpack or sort into my shoe folder.

Welcome to my second nighmare… how those shoes were called and where in my overfilled object folder they are…

“Gladiator Couture Princess Boots”!!!

Yes! Something with Gladiator it was and thank god the inventory search was nice enough to work! Those mesh boots are made for the high version of the Slink feet and it comes in 2 different versions. One materials version for SL and Firestorm users, wich shows a subtile reflection on the shoes if you are able to turn your graphics up to advanced lightning and as well another version for all of those who either use another viewer or cannot pull up the graphics so high. For this post I used the no materials version, as the reflection of the boots nearly let them shine blue and I wanted the dark black to my styling.

Last but not least I looked though my makeup folder. I did not want too much but as well the whole look kinda requested something. So I decided to go with the “Zion” makeup from Nuuna and one of my Wicca lipsticks from Silken Moon wich is tinatable so I could make my own color to match the look.

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Exes” – NEW (mesh)

Collar & Cuffs: Zibska – “Sybella Noir” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: Dirty Princess – “Gladiator Couture Princess Boots” (mesh, for Slink high feet only)

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant 1” (mesh)

Feet: Slink – “Female Feet – High” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca3”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Zion 2 black”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips tintable”

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Kat”

Nailpolish: Nailed It! – “Chevron Set – Cool Colors”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News @ LeeZu! – At your side

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News @ LeeZu! Again LeeZu surprised us with an amazing new release – The “Constance Top” and the “Constance Leather Pants”. Both parts are mesh made and you can choose from various colors. The pants are amazing textured with an a wonderful used look leather texture and some cute ruffles at the knee. The “Constance Top” is something really eye catching. The right side of the top look like, as if you would have lost the line over your shoulder and it just fell down. I never saw something like this before as it gives the casual look a really cool and debonair touch. The top as well is again a masterpice when you look closer on the texture. All the shine and lights and folds make it look very realistic. Again I have to admit LeeZu is one of my personal texture goddesses. If you are brave enough you can just skip the top, wich I chose to wear from the “Vera” outfit.

Sazzy as well chose the same combination of the “Constance” top and pants, plus the “Vera” bra but in different colors.

We had so much fun doing the pics and the whole shooting went into a wonderful afternoon at the amazing “All starts with a smile” sim. It has so many wonderful corners and we really had a blast at the playground even if we had a hard time to find some non kissing couple poses :p But we managed to find some, with a lot of laughing, that we could use as best friends too.

Thank you Sazzy for that wonderful time again. I am happy we met and I hope we can have a lot more of those wonderful moments and times 😉

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When the daylight’s gone, & you’re on your own
And you need a friend, just to be around
I will comfort you, I will take your hand
And I’ll pull you through, I will understand
And you know that…

I’ll be at your side
There’s no need to worry
Together, we’ll survive
Through the haste & hurry
I’ll be at your side, if you feel like you’re alone
And you’ve nowhere to turn
I’ll be at your side

If life’s standing still, and your soul’s confused
And you cannot find what road to choose
If you make mistakes
You can’t let me down
I will still believe
I will turn around
And you know that

I’ll be at your side
There’s no need to worry
Together we’ll survive
Through the haste & hurry
I’ll be at your side
If you feel like you’re alone
And you’ve nowhere to turn
I’ll be at your side

I’ll be at your side
There’s no need to worry
Together we’ll survive
Through the haste & hurry
I’ll be at your side, if you feel like you’re alone
You’ve got somewhere to go
‘coz I’m right there

[The Corrs]

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Details

Top: LeeZu – “Constance Top” – NEW (mesh)

Pants: LeeZu – “Constance Leather Pants” – NEW (mesh)

Bra: LeeZu – “Vera Top” (part of the outfit)

Jewelry: Mandala (mixture of different sets)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Bitter Sweet”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual” (mesh)

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3” /peach

Shoes: [GOS] – “Triumph

Location: All starts with a smile

Models: Sazzy Nirpaw & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

DaneMarkz for the debra charity!

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Today I would like to focus on something very special. The top and the necklace for today’s post are something very important.

Both was made by Hannah Daviau, owner and designer of DaneMarkz (DMZ) and it is her contribution for the EB Charity Event.

The top is available in 6 wonderful colors and patterns with flowers and butterflies and all what you can imagine under the summer theme :). For todays post I chose the “Nanette” top in peachy green. The beautiful combination of colors and the amazing shape of the top are the right choice for the upcoming season. Together with the “Summerlovin'” necklace in green wich as well is a donation to the debra  (Dystrophic Epidermolyosis Bullosa Research of America) charity. AS well she made some shoes that will probably be part of another blog post ;).

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What is EB?

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) — The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of.™

Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, is a very rare genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 child out of every 20,000 births (that means about 200 children a year are born with EB).  EB is actually a group of disorders that share a prominent manifestation of extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from friction or trauma. Internal organs and bodily systems can also be seriously affected by EB.  The list of secondary complications  can be long and may require multiple interventions from a range of medical specialists.  As of today, there is no cure or treatment.  Daily wound care, pain management and protective bandaging are the only options available.

The manifestations of EB, the symptoms the person suffers from, and the overall long term outcome on quality of life run the gamut from mild to devastatingly severe.  This is dependent on several factors including the type and subtype of EB and the inheritance pattern (autosomal dominant versus recessive).  There are many people who are diagnosed with milder forms of EB, which, while they can be extremely difficult and painful to live with, are not disfiguring or lethal.  In these forms of EB blistering of the skin may be limited to the hands and feet which may not result in any scarring or loss of function.  In more severe forms there is generalized blistering of the skin as well as injury to many internal organs and bodily systems.  These more severe forms of EB result in disfigurement, disability and early death, usually before the age of 30.  In fact, some forms of EB are lethal in the first few months of life.

EB is caused by mutations in the DNA code that make up genes.  Genes are responsible for making and expressing proteins.  EB can result from one genetic mutation in any one of the 18 genes that have been found to cause the disorder.  These mutations, or errors in the genetic code, may not allow the affected gene to produce a specific protein, or it may result in the incorrect formation of that protein.  Either way, the mutation does not enable the affected protein to work correctly thus resulting in extremely fragile skin, and other manifestations of EB like: anemia, cardiomyopathy, syndactyly (fusion of the fingers and toes), renal insufficiency, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), malnourishment, cancer, constipation, osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy and pyloric atresia.

There are four types of genetically inherited EB: Simplex, Dystrophic, Junctional and Kindler.  These four major types of EB differ phenotypically (what physical manifestations look like) and genotypically (the genetic makeup) as well as by the area of the skin where there is blistering, otherwise known as “the site of ultra-structural disruption or cleavage”.  There is also an autoimmune form of the disorder called, EB Acquisita .

Children with EB are known as Butterfly children because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly.

There are about 30,000 people with EB in the United States.

EB affects both genders and every racial and ethnic background.

– See more at: http://www.debra.org/whatiseb#sthash.TT4tsTP7.dpuf

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Details

Top: DaneMarkz (DMZ) – “Nanette” /peachy green – NEW (mesh, debra charity)

Necklace: DaneMarkz (DMZ) – “Summerlovin'” /green (mesh, debra charity)

Jeans: GizzA – “Skinny Pants” (mesh)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “The Meadow”

Shoes: M&E – “Sneakers”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

AO: Vista Animations – “Sweet Chica” (used on pic 2 and 3)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 04/24/2014 – Alone…

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No more I’m taking this hatred from you
You make me feel dead when I’m talking to you
You take me for granted when I’m not around
So burn down your bridges ’cause I’m not going down

This time I will be heard
I’m not gonna burn
It’s funny how the table, how the table turns

I hope you’re unhappy and hurting inside
I want you to choke when you swallow your pride
Lay in your coffin and sleep with your sins
Give me the nails and I’ll hammer them in right now

This time you won’t be heard
You are gonna burn
It’s funny how the table, how the table turns

This time you won’t be heard
You are gonna burn
It’s funny how the table, how the table turns

You fake your damnation
You pray for salvation
’cause your heart is made of stone
You can die and rot alone
You can die and rot alone

Just die and rot alone

This time you won’t be heard

[Bullet for my Valentine]

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Details

Top & Hat: [AD] Creations – “Gurk” (mesh)

Pants: Miamai – “Notturno” (mesh)

Makeup: White Widow “Zen”

Shoes: Miamai – “Regatta” (for Slink High Feet)

Feet: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Feet – High”

Bench & Lantern: Atelier Visconti

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin