Wicca’s Wardrobe: Black Magic Butterflies

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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young witch, she practiced white magic and tried to do good to all the creature that sought her help. When she became the age of marrying she wasย courted by three handsome young men, a count who promised her power if she helped his county to prosper,ย  a rich man who promised her wealth if she saw to his business with her skills and a wizard who promised her everything and asked for nothing.

Whom would you have taken? The wizard, right? Well thatโ€™s what the young witch did,ย  and soon regretted. He wanted her powers to make them the most powerful magicians that ever lived. She did not yield to the temptations of dark magic, but the disappointment made her magic turn darker. And she left.

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So she went to see the rich merchant, but he was a vain man and grudged her choosing the wizard first. The count acted just the same. Bitter with the rejection her magic went almost black. But it was not in her to do harm and punish the men that hurt her.

She looked around and saw that the county was a really beautiful place, and a pretty butterfly even made her smile. So she decided to try to live a happy life on her own. Going far away. And the butterflies followed her, they did not want to live with the count, the rich merchant and the wizard. Ever since, there was not one butterfly to be seen in the county.

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Details

Top: SoliDea FoliEs – “Riga”

Pants: E-Clipse – “Fringe Pants” (mesh)

Boots: [Cliche] – “Pillar Boots Red/Stuts”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: LovelyMi – “Avant Garde 01”

Lips: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips” & “Wicca Lip Stripes”

Corset: DE Designs – “Raven” (mesh)

Hair: blackliquid – “Succulent”

Bangles & Nails: Formanails – “Night”

Jewelry: *GD* – “Live Heart” (one of my wonderful rezzday presents from a wonderful guy ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Story: Malicia Python

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Paranoid

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Lately I was talking to Natzuka Milandrovic, a very close friend of mine and we came across the new ‘trend’ of combining fetish elements to high fashion, couture and avantgarde. If I remember back, when I started modeling in SL it was not even to think about and nowadays more and more designer and agencies try to do that. After a while she told me about a casting, that as well requested stylings with fetish parts and she showed me the outfit she made by herself for this casting. I totally fell in love with and after I told her that she was so kind and gave it to me with some poses that are made for this cool outfit.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLG5OoB78vU&w=560&h=315]

As I saw the name of the outfit and the poses I had to grin and immediately I had the song “Paranoid” from Back Sabbath (linked above) stuck in my mind. So as I was styling the outfit, I listened to it most of the time and maybe that’s why the styling became a bit… crazy.

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The outfit is named “Paranoid” and so is the pose set as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nat founded a brand for all her different creations called Flighty Pixels. For this brand she did not set herself any boarders so I definately will keep my eyes on what she will create ๐Ÿ˜‰

The “Paranoid” outfit contains a corset, the panty stripe some lace at the chest and the huge cool head-piece. I only added soe socks, the “Gothic Platforms” from L&B and the “Elle” hair from Zibska. The amazing arm tattoos are made by Talyia Tarber for her new brand The Makeup Artist. The amazing spades that cover the nipples, the front chest and the left eye are part of the “Spades” makeup and tattoo layers from Nuuna’s.

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With this interesting and cool outfit from Flighty Pixels Creative and the poses by Flighty Pixel Poses, Nat built a great base for her new brand. She already made quite a few poses besides the “Paranoid” set and I am really curious with what she will come up next ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit (incl head-piece): Flighty Pixels Creative – “Paranoid” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: Zibska – “Elle”

Socks: :::insanya::: – “Stockings and Knee Socks n.4”

Boots: .:L&B:. – “Gothic Platforms”

Nails: Mstyle – “Perfect Hand – Short”

Tattoo: The Makeup Artist – “Indian Feather Armband Tattoo”

Pasties: Nuuna’s – “Spades Pasties”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Spades”

Poses: Flighty Pixels Poses – “Paranoid” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: A broken heart is blind

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Little black submarines
Operator please
Put me back on the line
Told my love I’d be back
Operator please
This is wrecking my mind

Oh, can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost and out of time
I should’ve seen it glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

Pick you up, let you down
When I wanna go
To a place I can hide
You know me, I had plans
But they just disappeared
To the back of my mind

Oh, can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost and out of time
I should’ve seen it glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

Treasure maps, falling trees
Operator please
Call me back when it’s time
Stolen friends and disease
Operator please
Patch me back to my mind

Oh, can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost and out of time
I should’ve seen it glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_gU81C5LJ0&w=420&h=315]

Details

Outfit: LeeZu – “Naiidi” (mesh) – NEW

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

Prop & Poses: Tableau Vivant & PosESioN

Model & Artwork: Wicca Merlin

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 02/05/2013 – Window Shopping!

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Yesterday I was not in the best mood so I decided to take a “day off” and just went some window shopping.

First I wanted to see the new store of Kyra Camel, owner and designer of Baboom. So I made my way to her new Mainstore. It was closed to the public still, so I had a dreamy time looking through all her stuff without lag and too many people there :p. I already have nearly the whole store, but as I was looking through the 2 floors of amazing designs this wonderful mesh tunic with the matching leggings caught my attention. I never saw them before. The “Legere” outfit you can find in different colors and as I was debating on wich color I should get, I saw it only was 99L$!!! No question, I had to take all of them*giggles*

After that, I went to the Couturier’s Docks to see what news I can find there. And I totally was caught by the “Miss Heart Black” hat from BaObA. This amazing combination of roses, hearts and some petals just did blow me away and I had to get it.

All of a sudden one of the latest releases from [Cliche] came to my mind and I remembered that I got the “Pilar” ankle boots lately with those amazing little studs. Slowly a look was growing in my mind as I saw the wonderful “Dangerous Spikes” jewelry set from A&Ana Fashion at the TDR Fusion.

Last but not least I made my way over to the new Collabor88 sim. They had a lot of amazing stuff as well and I got quite a few things there too but what really touched me was the “Room of Balloons” from Exposeurย  & The Loft. The whole room is modify able and you can push and pull the balloons around like and change the colors to make it fitย  to your picture idea. As well it has 12 single and 5 couple poses inbuilt. On top you get a sweet little green balloon as an extra prop you can carry as well.

As I was back home at my photo studio, I tried to figure out a picture. But all that I tried was not really satisfying. Maybe because the “Room of Balloons” was made for being snapped with shadows and I still cannot do pictures with shadows again as I always crash as soon as I enable lightning and shadows in SL. As I was shortly before despairing, my sweet little brother came over and saw the “Room of Balloons” and my styling and he asked me what I was doing. I told Dahriel about my little depression and that I seem not to be able to snap a good picture for what ever reason. He liked the room with all the balloons, so he decided to help me and made the snapshots for me. After he sent them over to me, I could work on them. That really saved my day ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you sweet brother for helping me out ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really enjoyed my window shopping and I was not planning on making a special post about it, but after all those amazing things I found, I thought it would be worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: Baboom – “Legere” (mesh)

Hat: BaObA – “Miss Heart Black” – NEW (Couturier’s Docks)

Shoes: [Cliche] – “Pilar Boots” /black studs – NEW

Hair: DeLa – “Julia II” (mesh)

Nails: Love Soul – “Rose Princess”

Jewelry: A&Ana Fashion – “Dangerous Spikes” – NEW (TDR Fusion)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Urban ES Central Park” – NEW, “SM Eclipse Soft Eye Mauve” – NEW & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Silver”ย – NEW

Lips: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Lead” – NEW

Prop & Poses: Exposeur & The Loft – “Room of Balloons” – NEW (Collabor88)

Model & Artwork: Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Dahriel (thank you so much for the snapshots bro!!!)

Wicca’s Wardrobe: New Born – Wicca Reloaded – The whole Story!!!

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(Picture by LovelyMiwako7399 Menna)

After using it now for a while I would like to give it a special showcase finally ๐Ÿ˜‰ – My first custom-made skin – “Wicca”!

Some of you might remember my make over in August 2012 where Wicca got a total new look (http://wiccamerlin.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/wiccas-wardrobe-new-born-wicca-a-total-makeover/).

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(Picture by Pam Astonia)

The post was about getting a new look and the desire of a new shape that gives Wicca a bit more character and a bit more of herself.ย The new shape made a huge difference and change in my SL life but still I was no totally satisfied, as I never found a skin that really expressed what I wanted, no skin that I tried, gave Wicca that last ‘nail on the head’ look. While I was searching for another skin to try, Malicia Python, owner and designer of Silken Moon ran into my IM. I was wearing her “Rookie” skin for nearly a year, before that total change of myself and she made me a lot of custom makeups for. She was kinda sad that I took of her “Rookie” skin and she asked me what the reasons were. I told her about, that I looked for something that gives Wicca more character, more of herself. Malicia as well was working on a new concept and new skins that time and so we talked more and more about what I would like for Wicca. She made me look more into what I really wanted, as I could not really find words for what I was looking for. Wicca always had the huge eyes, her big nose and smaller lips as her features. She made me google, wich ethic group this facial features has. I looked trough a lot of pictures, websites and magazines until I found out, that the Scandinavians are the closest to what I wanted for Wicca. I gave Malicia some links of Scandinavian top models that I really liked.

That was the starting shot for my first custom-made skin. Malicia put a lot of her knowledge and creativity into the skin what again changed it a bit. We talked a lot on Skype and Malicia more and more became so much more that a skin designer to me. A friendship started growing that should go further that Second Life… but that was way later ๐Ÿ˜‰

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(Picture by LovelyMiwako7399 Menna)

The more we talked the more we discovered that we think alike in many things. We got each other known better and better, what as well helped for the custom “Wicca”skin. Malicia asked me a lot about every face detail. The start was the eyes and I was totally thrilled as I got the first prototype of the eye section. I never saw such detailed, filigree and realistic eyes on a skin… I never liked the photo realistic skins for SL and Malicia painted all by herself on Photoshop for it. As well Malicia always puts a lot of character in her skins as well with not making a total symmetric face. The left side always is a little wee bit different from the right and that gives the whole face a life.

Then we talked about the skintone.I did not wanna have the typical yellow touch that you find on many skins and for the Scandinavian look it had to be something special. She gave me a color palette, to choose a basic tone from that she can start working on. For sure I liked something in between… and not one of the pre-made ones and Mal started working this tone over the whole skin. With my new idea of the basic body shape that’s more square sized and has nearly no waist, Malicia came on the idea to give the skin itself a bit more shading of muscles and details. That came right in the direction I thought of, since those smooth, glossy and straight barbie bellies were so not my cup of tea ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wicca was never super skinny but as well she had not too much curves as well so I liked the idea of a stronger and more muscle but still female looking character. As well she put a lot of time on the backside with the spine and the shoulders to make them match the look of the front side.

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(Picture by Leah McCullough)

For me the private bits were never super important, as I usually do not show them anyways but even those look so… yummy… *grins* and Wicca got a real cute, sexy round ass ๐Ÿ˜‰

The next huge part was the lips. The shape I got from Jesika Contepomi, I tweaked around again and again – I guess as a model you keep doing this as you always try to grow – and the result did not allow me to wear most of the skins on the grid as the lips moved to a very special spot. All the usual skins I tried had destroyed, blurred and weird upper lips. so what to do.. again change my shape… no… I basically liked it how it was. So Malicia kinda painted my lips on my shape and avatar.. she pulled them up and down changed the shape until they were perfect.

Then we came to the eyebrows… I always liked the natural, realistic eyebrows, where you can see the single hairs, way more than the powdered, thin, small ones. Malicia made a dream come true with my new eyebrows and if you take a real close look they are again not the same for the left and right side.

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(Picture by Natzuka Miliandrovic)

After month of work, in December 2012,I got my very own skin… the “Wicca” skin. For me it was like Christmas, Easter and Birthday to the same time. When Malicia sent me the first “Essential Wicca” folder, I was crying when I tried it on. Not even in my dreams I had thought about this result. Every little detail – the birthmark, the freckles, the lips the eyes… – simply everything was there!

The first time of my whole SL life I felt being Wicca… Wicca how I always desired her to be.

I could not stop looking at her face and her body… I guess I never looked at a naked avatar for so long before I started her dressing up :p .

From that moment on the idea of this post was growing, but I wanted to have some very special pictures for it. That took some time because more people were involved and we had all a different time schedule. I did not wanna rush it at all, because the whole story was way too important for me and that was why it took a while for the whole post to happen ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to have different photographers that show their view of the new “Wicca”. I was really happy that I was able to have people, I respect, adore and feel a special connection to for this pictures. So I created different looks and styles for each of them.

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(Picture by LovelyMiwako7399 Menna)

Pam Astonia made the first face shot of the new Wicca. Malicia wanted a special advertise for her custom skins at the Silken Moon Mainstore and she asked me about a few good photographers for close-ups. I adore Pam‘s work since I started modeling in Sl and I was more than happy as Malicia told me that Pam would be the photographer for the advertise ppicture in her store. The result was the second picture of this post.

After that I got asked from Misha Flanagan, who reopened her agency, if I could be the cover model for the new and first NK Magazine. She asked me if I know a photographer I would love to work with and wanted a “Reborn” theme… perfect as well for my “New Born” post. I suggested LovelyMiwako7399 Menna as the photographer I would like to work with for this special cause. I liked the image so much that I used it as the opener for this post :).

The third picture was made of Lovely again and it shows her view and how she sees Wicca. We had a very nice conversation during we did the shoot and I would like to quote her a little and share part of the conversation ๐Ÿ˜‰

[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: thing with you is
[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: you are a whole
[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: Is like trying to grab air and bottle it.
[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: Air changes
[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: it moves
[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: it can be a caress and at the same time it can be violent and angry.
[11:04] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: you are a mixture of air and water.
[11:05] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: you carve your way through problems.
[11:05] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: and you open roads for yourself
[11:05] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: and you can be as sweet as you can be violent and rough.
[11:05] Wicca Merlin: *immediately grabs you and pulls you in a super tight hug
[11:05] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna: Is very hard to capture you

Number 4 was made by Leah McCullough. I adore her picture work for a long time and the last months she became a real close friend as well. Leah for me always was someone, that I adored for her pictures. The clean and realistic look of her pictures and her classy style and look always was something I looked up to. I was very happy as Leah started her own HAUTE Magazine, where I am allowed to contribute a few of my weird any crazy ideas ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last but not least picture number 5 was made by Natzuka Miliandrovic. I follow Nat‘s flickr stream for a long time and we had the pleasure to work together for different magazines in the past. Nat gives all of her pictures a very special look that became her trademark. I cannot really say what it is, but I would be able to tell fast if a picture is from her or not ๐Ÿ™‚ Nat became a very close friend to me too over the last month. We talked a lot on Skype and in SL and we discovered that we think alike in many things.

For the 6th picture I again approached Lovely. Usually I never be on pictures fully naked. Maybe it is my german background… I do not know what it is but nude pics usually for quickly get a bad taste. In germany we have the weird fact, that always if the glory of a prominent person fades, they undress for the Playboy or other magazines. With that in the back of my head I declined many photo shoots, that required to be naked without any lights or covers that hide the private bits, as I always was scared of an unwanted ‘outcome’ when you have to give all power to a photographer and have no power anymore on what the result will be.

But my new skin was made so incredible on the body as well that the desire was growing more and more for a nude picture that shows always and nothing to the same time. I went to Lovely‘s IM and explained her what I would like to try. She knows me very well and she knows exactly about my feeling about nudity for my avatar. I trust Lovely so much that I was sure if she takes the challenge on this idea of mine, it will be a mega amazing picture and I would not regret that I did it ๐Ÿ˜‰ . The outcome of our little project you can see on the picture right above ๐Ÿ™‚

I would like to thank Leah McCullough, Natzuka Miliandrovic, LovelyMiwako7399 Menna and Pam Astonia for their amazing, stunning and incredible work, that made this post to happen and as well for their friendship!!!

The most huge thank you that I can imagine… and I have no even words for how grateful I am… goes to Malicia Python. She made a huge dream come true with creating me a special custom “Wicca” skin that only was made for me alone. I never even dreamed about to have a skin customized to my avatar, to Wicca and unique on the whole SL grid since it never will be sold to anyone. Malicia and me got a very special friendship, that was growing even more during the development of the “Wicca” skin and it was a huge honor to meet this wonderful Lady on the 24th of December 2012 in RL.

Thank you Malicia, for what you are to me and for the wonderful and true friendship! And for sure for that incredible super amazing skin!!!

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(Picture by me ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Walking home from my LeeZu shift

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Pants: LeeZu -“Heather Hotpants” (mesh)

Top: LeeZu – “Paradii”

Leggins: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Boots: LeeZu – “Picadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Louise”

Hair with hat: Posh – “Beat”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” – NEW

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Urban ES Under Construction” – NEW & “SM Eclipse Formal Green Satin” – NEW & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Orange” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Silky Lips Orange”

Poses by PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: Out of the Dark

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For today’s styling … I do not even know what I was doing.. I looked through my inventory and kinda sorted it. For me that means, I wear some parts, if I cannot remember what it was and then I rename the folders before I sort them in, so I can operate my inventory a bit easier ๐Ÿ™‚ .

While I was wearing certain stuff,ย  attaching and detaching I always left some parts on. Suddenly my sweet brother Dahriel IMed me telling me that he created new lashes and sent them to me. I unpacked them to look and attached them to the stuff I still had left on. All of a sudden by caming around I saw my whole look and loved it *giggles*.

So the last folders I looked through must have been mainly Miamai as I am wearing different parts of the new “Unfold” collection. The mesh head-piece is called “Corelia” and with the wonderful ornament on the top it gives the whole look of a cool high fashion style for me. The collar part is connected to the headpiece so you have no trouble wearing both to the same time ๐Ÿ™‚ย The wonderful “Inferna” mesh gloves with the long sharp nails are as well from Miamai. The mesh combination of skirt, pants and boots is a wonderful possibility to wear all 3 parts to the same time without disturbing each other. The whole ensemble of this 3 is called “Quee” and is available in 2 different colors.

Now back to the lashes from Dahriel, owner and designer of PosESioN. He made the “Liceo” lashes paired with the “Liceo” mask that makes that wonderful spiky head attachment. I liked the combination of the long black spiky swirls and the decorations of the “Corelia” headpiece.

Since I did not wanna add a top to the whole styling, Iย  searched for a solution to hide my private bits. I did not wanna go with boring nipple tapes so I thought about what I could do. I remembered that Belle Roussel, owner and designer of Chop Zuey, had some wonderful “Nose Diamonds” in her christmas gifts. I quickly reattached them to my chest and made them a bit bigger to cover all that was needed ;).

Last but not leastย  I would like to get the view on the skin. This skin is the actual groupgift of Silken Moon. Malicia Python released her new skin line and she was so generous to make a special makeup and put it out as a gift in her group. The group joining is 100L$ but if you see what you get and just imagine what you will get in the future it is really worth it. The “SM Eclipse Bisque Happy New Year” skin has a light tone paired with deep red lips and a fantastic eyeliner. The body is so delicious made that it really is tempting to have as much skin shown as you can :p . So run and grab that wonderful Happy New Year gift of Silken Moon before it is gone ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

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Details

Headpiece: Miamai – “Corelia” – NEW (mesh)

Gloves with nails: Miamai – “Inferna” – NEW (mesh)

Skirt, Pants & Boots: Miamai – “Quee” – NEW (mesh)

Lashes: PosESioN – “Liceo” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Bisque Happy New Year” – NEW (group gift January 2013)

Pasties: Chop Zuey – “Noe Diamond” – NEW (christmas gift 2012)

Poses by PoSEsioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 12/26/2012 – Asian Touch

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One of LeeZu‘s latest releases is a wonderful mesh combination of a dress and boots and as well the popular “Nif Nif” gloves are now available in mesh.

The new “Kaya Gown” is a wonderful mixture of a long and short dress to the same time. For the left leg you have a huge slit that shows off the whole sexy leg and on the right side the skirt goes down to the ankle.

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The “Kaya Gown” comes in many different colors and I chose the black version for this post, because I liked the combination of black, red and the golden ornaments so much. The super sexy overknee boots repeat the golden ornaments on the leg and as well at the heels!

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The inner of the skit brings back the red color that we see under the chest. Even the upper end of the boots carry the same color and little buckle that we saw on the gown under the chest. The “Nif Nif” gloves make a wonderful shape for the hands. The option to have hands and feet made with mesh adds a lot mor possibilities for the creators and as well makes them so much more realistic ๐Ÿ™‚ To finish my asian touch idea, I chose the “Warrior” hair from epoque with the 2 crossed sticks behind the bun. The huge necklace from Swallowtail I have for a very long time and by searching for an appropriate one it fell into my hands again ๐Ÿ˜‰

To see more of the latest LeeZu releases you can takeย  a look at the LeeZu Mainstore and see for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit (incl boots) – LeeZu – “Kaya Gown” – NEW (mesh)

Gloves: LeeZu – “NifNif” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: epoque – “Warrior”

Necklace: Swallowtail – “Gloomy Flower”

Earrings: *P* – “Monica”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /nude (custom made skin)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: A Tribute to Rita Hayworth

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TUNES (Put the Blame on Mame – Rita Hayworth)

Rita Hayworth was an american actress and dancer. Her greatest success she had in the 40’s, where her fans gave her the nick “The Love Goddess”. With the movie “Gilda“, she acted side by side with Glenn Ford. This movie made Rita and Glenn one of the most well-known love couples of the movie history and the role of the dancer Gilda who drove so many guys nuts is always affiliated with Rita Hayworth. A very famous scene from that movie as well is the song “Blame on Mame” that I linked above where Rita Hayworth takes off her long black glove ๐Ÿ™‚

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The styling itself was not even planned like this as I only searched for an appropriate outfit for the Miss Virtual World 2013 finale. I combined parts of PurpleMoon’s “Falbala” dress with skirt of the “Paulinha” gown from Azul. The jewelry as well is a mix of 2 different sets of Finesmith, the “Falbala” bracelet and gown decor paired with the “Radiance” earrings and necklace. The coat, that I carry in my left hand is part of Tres Beau‘s “Diana” outfit. I was not wearing it at the finale of MVW 2013 but for the picture I wanted to, it was an amazing detail I did not wanna miss ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just recolored the white to a golden tone to match the jewelry.

In the end it was Malicia Python, who brought me on the idea of Rita Hayworth as we talked and I was thinking of a background and scenery for snapping the styling.

One of the most popular pictures of Rita Hayworth is the one you can see above. I kinda loved the challenge to make my version of this wonderful classy and still sexy image and so I tried to make a pose that comes close to the one on the picture. At the end the cigarette could not be missing and I found a wonderful sculpted one fromย Meli Imako, that I just had to texture by myself ๐Ÿ™‚ In the end I really liked the idea of my own vision of this little “Rita Hayworth goes SL” and I hope you enjoy it as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Gown: PurpleMoon – “Falbala” & Azul – “Paulinha”

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Falbala” & Radiance”

Coat: Tres Beau – “Diana” (modified)

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

Makeup: Silken Moon Eclipse – “Color Eye Silver” & “Urban ES Mud, Honey” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Tyra”

Pose: by myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Model & Photographer(Pic 1 & 3): Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: The Water Of Life

EMO-tions seefairy

The Water Of Life

Long before you or I were born, there reigned, in a country a great way off, a king who had three sons. This king once fell very ill–so ill that nobody thought he could live. His sons were very much grieved at their father’s sickness; and as they were walking together very mournfully in the garden of the palace, a little old man met them and asked what was the matter. They told him that their father was very ill, and that they were afraid nothing could save him. ‘I know what would,’ said the little old man; ‘it is the Water of Life. If he could have a draught of it he would be well again; but it is very hard to get.’ Then the eldest son said, ‘I will soon find it’: and he went to the sick king, and begged that he might go in search of the Water of Life, as it was the only thing that could save him. ‘No,’ said the king. ‘I had rather die than place you in such great danger as you must meet with in your journey.’ But he begged so hard that the king let him go; and the prince thought to himself, ‘If I bring my father this water, he will make me sole heir to his kingdom.’

Then he set out: and when he had gone on his way some time he came to a deep valley, overhung with rocks and woods; and as he looked around, he saw standing above him on one of the rocks a little ugly dwarf, with a sugarloaf cap and a scarlet cloak; and the dwarf called to him and said, ‘Prince, whither so fast?’ ‘What is that to thee, you ugly imp?’ said the prince haughtily, and rode on.

But the dwarf was enraged at his behaviour, and laid a fairy spell of ill-luck upon him; so that as he rode on the mountain pass became narrower and narrower, and at last the way was so straitened that he could not go to step forward: and when he thought to have turned his horse round and go back the way he came, he heard a loud laugh ringing round him, and found that the path was closed behind him, so that he was shut in all round. He next tried to get off his horse and make his way on foot, but again the laugh rang in his ears, and he found himself unable to move a step, and thus he was forced to abide spellbound.

Meantime the old king was lingering on in daily hope of his son’s return, till at last the second son said, ‘Father, I will go in search of the Water of Life.’ For he thought to himself, ‘My brother is surely dead, and the kingdom will fall to me if I find the water.’ The king was at first very unwilling to let him go, but at last yielded to his wish. So he set out and followed the same road which his brother had done, and met with the same elf, who stopped him at the same spot in the mountains, saying, as before, ‘Prince, prince, whither so fast?’ ‘Mind your own affairs, busybody!’ said the prince scornfully, and rode on.

But the dwarf put the same spell upon him as he put on his elder brother, and he, too, was at last obliged to take up his abode in the heart of the mountains. Thus it is with proud silly people, who think themselves above everyone else, and are too proud to ask or take advice.

When the second prince had thus been gone a long time, the youngest son said he would go and search for the Water of Life, and trusted he should soon be able to make his father well again. So he set out, and the dwarf met him too at the same spot in the valley, among the mountains, and said, ‘Prince, whither so fast?’ And the prince said, ‘I am going in search of the Water of Life, because my father is ill, and like to die: can you help me? Pray be kind, and aid me if you can!’ ‘Do you know where it is to be found?’ asked the dwarf. ‘No,’ said the prince, ‘I do not. Pray tell me if you know.’ ‘Then as you have spoken to me kindly, and are wise enough to seek for advice, I will tell you how and where to go. The water you seek springs from a well in an enchanted castle; and, that you may be able to reach it in safety, I will give you an iron wand and two little loaves of bread; strike the iron door of the castle three times with the wand, and it will open: two hungry lions will be lying down inside gaping for their prey, but if you throw them the bread they will let you pass; then hasten on to the well, and take some of the Water of Life before the clock strikes twelve; for if you tarry longer the door will shut upon you for ever.’

Then the prince thanked his little friend with the scarlet cloak for his friendly aid, and took the wand and the bread, and went travelling on and on, over sea and over land, till he came to his journey’s end, and found everything to be as the dwarf had told him. The door flew open at the third stroke of the wand, and when the lions were quieted he went on through the castle and came at length to a beautiful hall. Around it he saw several knights sitting in a trance; then he pulled off their rings and put them on his own fingers. In another room he saw on a table a sword and a loaf of bread, which he also took. Further on he came to a room where a beautiful young lady sat upon a couch; and she welcomed him joyfully, and said, if he would set her free from the spell that bound her, the kingdom should be his, if he would come back in a year and marry her. Then she told him that the well that held the Water of Life was in the palace gardens; and bade him make haste, and draw what he wanted before the clock struck twelve.

He walked on; and as he walked through beautiful gardens he came to a delightful shady spot in which stood a couch; and he thought to himself, as he felt tired, that he would rest himself for a while, and gaze on the lovely scenes around him. So he laid himself down, and sleep fell upon him unawares, so that he did not wake up till the clock was striking a quarter to twelve. Then he sprang from the couch dreadfully frightened, ran to the well, filled a cup that was standing by him full of water, and hastened to get away in time. Just as he was going out of the iron door it struck twelve, and the door fell so quickly upon him that it snapped off a piece of his heel.

When he found himself safe, he was overjoyed to think that he had got the Water of Life; and as he was going on his way homewards, he passed by the little dwarf, who, when he saw the sword and the loaf, said, ‘You have made a noble prize; with the sword you can at a blow slay whole armies, and the bread will never fail you.’ Then the prince thought to himself, ‘I cannot go home to my father without my brothers’; so he said, ‘My dear friend, cannot you tell me where my two brothers are, who set out in search of the Water of Life before me, and never came back?’ ‘I have shut them up by a charm between two mountains,’ said the dwarf, ‘because they were proud and ill-behaved, and scorned to ask advice.’ The prince begged so hard for his brothers, that the dwarf at last set them free, though unwillingly, saying, ‘Beware of them, for they have bad hearts.’ Their brother, however, was greatly rejoiced to see them, and told them all that had happened to him; how he had found the Water of Life, and had taken a cup full of it; and how he had set a beautiful princess free from a spell that bound her; and how she had engaged to wait a whole year, and then to marry him, and to give him the kingdom.

Then they all three rode on together, and on their way home came to a country that was laid waste by war and a dreadful famine, so that it was feared all must die for want. But the prince gave the king of the land the bread, and all his kingdom ate of it. And he lent the king the wonderful sword, and he slew the enemy’s army with it; and thus the kingdom was once more in peace and plenty. In the same manner he befriended two other countries through which they passed on their way.

When they came to the sea, they got into a ship and during their voyage the two eldest said to themselves, ‘Our brother has got the water which we could not find, therefore our father will forsake us and give him the kingdom, which is our right’; so they were full of envy and revenge, and agreed together how they could ruin him. Then they waited till he was fast asleep, and poured the Water of Life out of the cup, and took it for themselves, giving him bitter sea-water instead.

When they came to their journey’s end, the youngest son brought his cup to the sick king, that he might drink and be healed. Scarcely, however, had he tasted the bitter sea-water when he became worse even than he was before; and then both the elder sons came in, and blamed the youngest for what they had done; and said that he wanted to poison their father, but that they had found the Water of Life, and had brought it with them. He no sooner began to drink of what they brought him, than he felt his sickness leave him, and was as strong and well as in his younger days. Then they went to their brother, and laughed at him, and said, ‘Well, brother, you found the Water of Life, did you? You have had the trouble and we shall have the reward. Pray, with all your cleverness, why did not you manage to keep your eyes open? Next year one of us will take away your beautiful princess, if you do not take care. You had better say nothing about this to our father, for he does not believe a word you say; and if you tell tales, you shall lose your life into the bargain: but be quiet, and we will let you off.’

The old king was still very angry with his youngest son, and thought that he really meant to have taken away his life; so he called his court together, and asked what should be done, and all agreed that he ought to be put to death. The prince knew nothing of what was going on, till one day, when the king’s chief huntsmen went a-hunting with him, and they were alone in the wood together, the huntsman looked so sorrowful that the prince said, ‘My friend, what is the matter with you?’ ‘I cannot and dare not tell you,’ said he. But the prince begged very hard, and said, ‘Only tell me what it is, and do not think I shall be angry, for I will forgive you.’ ‘Alas!’ said the huntsman; ‘the king has ordered me to shoot you.’ The prince started at this, and said, ‘Let me live, and I will change dresses with you; you shall take my royal coat to show to my father, and do you give me your shabby one.’ ‘With all my heart,’ said the huntsman; ‘I am sure I shall be glad to save you, for I could not have shot you.’ Then he took the prince’s coat, and gave him the shabby one, and went away through the wood.

Some time after, three grand embassies came to the old king’s court, with rich gifts of gold and precious stones for his youngest son; now all these were sent from the three kings to whom he had lent his sword and loaf of bread, in order to rid them of their enemy and feed their people. This touched the old king’s heart, and he thought his son might still be guiltless, and said to his court, ‘O that my son were still alive! how it grieves me that I had him killed!’ ‘He is still alive,’ said the huntsman; ‘and I am glad that I had pity on him, but let him go in peace, and brought home his royal coat.’ At this the king was overwhelmed with joy, and made it known thoughout all his kingdom, that if his son would come back to his court he would forgive him.

Meanwhile the princess was eagerly waiting till her deliverer should come back; and had a road made leading up to her palace all of shining gold; and told her courtiers that whoever came on horseback, and rode straight up to the gate upon it, was her true lover; and that they must let him in: but whoever rode on one side of it, they must be sure was not the right one; and that they must send him away at once.

The time soon came, when the eldest brother thought that he would make haste to go to the princess, and say that he was the one who had set her free, and that he should have her for his wife, and the kingdom with her. As he came before the palace and saw the golden road, he stopped to look at it, and he thought to himself, ‘It is a pity to ride upon this beautiful road’; so he turned aside and rode on the right-hand side of it. But when he came to the gate, the guards, who had seen the road he took, said to him, he could not be what he said he was, and must go about his business.

The second prince set out soon afterwards on the same errand; and when he came to the golden road, and his horse had set one foot upon it, he stopped to look at it, and thought it very beautiful, and said to himself, ‘What a pity it is that anything should tread here!’ Then he too turned aside and rode on the left side of it. But when he came to the gate the guards said he was not the true prince, and that he too must go away about his business; and away he went.

Now when the full year was come round, the third brother left the forest in which he had lain hid for fear of his father’s anger, and set out in search of his betrothed bride. So he journeyed on, thinking of her all the way, and rode so quickly that he did not even see what the road was made of, but went with his horse straight over it; and as he came to the gate it flew open, and the princess welcomed him with joy, and said he was her deliverer, and should now be her husband and lord of the kingdom. When the first joy at their meeting was over, the princess told him she had heard of his father having forgiven him, and of his wish to have him home again: so, before his wedding with the princess, he went to visit his father, taking her with him. Then he told him everything; how his brothers had cheated and robbed him, and yet that he had borne all those wrongs for the love of his father. And the old king was very angry, and wanted to punish his wicked sons; but they made their escape, and got into a ship and sailed away over the wide sea, and where they went to nobody knew and nobody cared.

And now the old king gathered together his court, and asked all his kingdom to come and celebrate the wedding of his son and the princess. And young and old, noble and squire, gentle and simple, came at once on the summons; and among the rest came the friendly dwarf, with the sugarloaf hat, and a new scarlet cloak.

And the wedding was held, and the merry bells run.
And all the good people they danced and they sung,
And feasted and frolick’d I can’t tell how long.

(Author: Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm)

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Outfit (incl. wings, boots, & necklace): EMO-tions – “Dragons Daughter”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Moonice” /natural

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “AstroGlam” /green & “Zion” /blue

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