Lexi Vargas for “Claim the Fame” – Week 2 – Formal

For the first week of Claim the Fame the designers had to create a formal attire for male and female and make a description that was read during the TV Show on Metaverse TV. (http://metaversetv.com/blog/2011/04/claim-the-fame-2/)

All designs of the Claim the Fame Shows are available at the KULT District (for surl please click here)

Lexi Vargas, designer ofΒ  Brocade Tiger, brought a neat firework of amazing textures with the “clockwork” couple outfit that was not just formal in my view πŸ˜‰ As well I saw a light steampunk touch in that as well what really touched my soul πŸ˜‰

Lexi Vargas:”‘Lady Clockwork’, a striking formal gown in the Steampunk tradition. A three-layered skirt gives depth with two layers of striped fabric topped with a draped and partially jeweled top layer in the signature clock print fabric. The fitted, square necked bodice is a combination of the striped and print fabrics and the same theme carries into the beautifully shaped and traditionally fitted sleeves embellished with puffs at shoulder, elbow and wrist. The whole ensemble is drawn together by a semi opaque bow and drape effect that makes a dramatic silk waterfall down one side of the gown. Sure to be an eyecatcher at any formal event where Steampunk/Victorian dress is required.

The male model strikes a dashing note in ‘Lord Gear’, a formal outfit that has its roots steeped in Steampunk tradition. There is much attention to detail in this suit. A duel fabric jacket of chocolate leather and striped fabric skims the shoulder line, with the same effect carried into the pants. These clever styling details make for a simply stunning outfit. The jacket lapels and collar are decorated with gears and cogs and the pants with buckles and straps. A cream satin edged shirt with frilled jabot collar and brooch completes the look. This outfit could be worn at any suitable formal occasion enabling the wearer to stand out from the crowd and it would certainly delight any Steampunk gentleman worth his cogs.”

Details

Outfits: Brocade Tiger by Lexi Vargas

Jewelry: Alienbear

Female Hair: Vanity Hair

Female Skin: Glam Affair

Models: Harsch Sharktooth & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Inga Wind for “Claim the Fame” – Week 2 – Formal

For the first week of Claim the Fame the designers had to create a formal attire for male and female and make a description that was read during the TV Show on Metaverse TV. (http://metaversetv.com/blog/2011/04/claim-the-fame-2/)

All designs of the Claim the Fame Shows are available at the KULT District (for surl please click here)

Inga Wind, Designer of Inga Wind Designs, started with “Penelope” and “Bartelby”, a wonderful details and lovely looking couple outfit.

Inga Wind:”Penelope” is an amazing blue formal dress. The basic is made in a non symmetrical manner that makes a bare right shoulder while the left shoulder is decorated with an amazing detailed sculpted prim. The top layer has a very elegant texture that is broken by an awesome lace stripe that runs diagonal from the right upper to the left hip.
The skirt as well continues the non symmetric look. On the left side it goes further down with a wonderful ornamented sheer texture that is framed by an opaque looking satin border and the left is lightly shorter.
Gloves, shoes and the lovely headpiece come with the whole outfit so you have no trouble to match the right color and look.

“Bartelby” was made to match “Penelope” perfectly. The black basic makes a wonderful tailcoat with amazing flexible prims in the back, where the seams carry the same texture that you already saw on “Penelope” as well the little neat bow tie. The white shirt shows off folds and shadows in a very realistic way. Collar, bow tie, cuffs and Sleeves are made of sculpted prims what ad as well a very realistic touch. The black pants complete the elegant male look and the sash round the waist again shows off the amazing blue texture decorated with filigree ornaments and buttons.
“Penelope” & “Bartelby” are the perfect couple for the perfect couple :)”

Details

Outfits: Inga Wind Designs by Inga Wind

Jewelry: Finesmith Designs

Female Hair: Baiastice

Female Skin: Glam Affair

Models: Harsch Sharktooth & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Vanesa Jinx for “Claim the Fame” – Week 2 – Formal

For the first week of Claim the Fame the designers had to create a formal attire for male and female and make a description that was read during the TV Show on Metaverse TV. (http://metaversetv.com/blog/2011/04/claim-the-fame-2/)

All designs of the Claim the Fame Shows are available at the KULT District (for surl please click here)

The first Couple of outfits I would like to show you was created by Vanesa Jinx, designer of Coco’s Design.

Vanesa Jinx:”Valentina is a party dress, elegant and sensual with flexible fabrics like satin, silk and embroidered organza, his top metalise thread embroidery adds a sleek and sensual, accessories will make you look more elegant and modern. Valentino all very elegant and modern, made ​​of purple-printed cashmere chalk stripe, purple silk shirt, accessories modern and daring do.”

Details

Outfits: Coco’s Design by Vanesa Jinx

Jewelry: Finesmith Designs

Female Hair: PurpleMoon

Female Skin: Glam Affair

Models: Harsch Sharktooth & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Can swimwear be avantgarde or couture? – Mad Diva shows it!!!

I never thought about that it would be possible to wear a bikini and still show my love and addiction to the extraordinary fashion πŸ˜‰ Kalyabreeaa Capelo showed me different. She made a bikini, named “Yula” that totally will be my choice for the upcoming summer season!

The whole “Yula” bikini is made of prims, no clothing layers at all but it covers all needed parts πŸ˜‰ The basic color is a mixture of black metal and red… again a plus as that are my favourite colors as well πŸ˜‰ For the shoulder ring you can decide between a straight one like I am wearing for the pics, that goes around both shoulders and then there is another version that more diagonal and lays on one shoulder higher than the other. Swimwear goes couture πŸ™‚ I guess Kalybreeaa Capelo, designer of Mad Diva showed of in an incredible way that this os possible and very sexy as well πŸ™‚ You really should make your way to the Mad Diva Mainstore and see by yourself how innovative and new all the designs are! Or you can watch the Claim the Fame shows on every Wednesday as well where Kalyabreeaa Capelo is one of the contestants as well and shows a male and female outfit every week πŸ˜‰

Details

Bikini: Mad Diva – “Yula”

Skin: Glam Affair

Hair: Miamai

Earrings: Finesmith Designs

Shoes: SLink

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Colorful Spring Mood ;)

Yes it is me even with colors *grins*

The weather was so nice and the sun kissed my pale skin and I remembered some of the latest releases of LeeZu and started to put some together πŸ˜‰ Rare but true Wicca can go colorful and casual as well. The warm sunbeams kissed my face and decided to go red and yellow for a bit πŸ™‚

The top is made by LeeZu and called “Miss Tre’s Blouse” in red. The sweet ruffles and the awesome sculpted collar really had the right touch for my spring look.Β  One of the latest releases by LeeZu were the “Cortez” pants here in light vanilla. You can decide if you wanna wear them with or without a shadow. For the belt and the straps on the right leg you have the possibility to change the texture with a HUD that comes with the pants. The belt and sleeves of the pants are made of awesome sculpties as well that give a lovely realistic look. To bring the yellow color more out I decided to wear the “Cat Tights” in yellow. To complete the lookΒ  I took the “Esprit de Sable” boots in red from Courtisane, “Ayana” inΒ  messy blonde from Miamai and the left “Kayma” earring made by Finesmith Designs. The skin is my actual favourite still – the “Castalia” skin from Glam Affair πŸ™‚

Now it is time to go for a walk and show off my new styling idea on the grid πŸ˜‰

Details

Top: LeeZu – “Miss Tre’s Blouse” /red

Pants: LeeZu – “Cortez” pants /light vanilla

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Thights” /yellow

Boots: Courtisane – “Esprit de Sable” /red

Lashes: Redgrave – “40 – Ultra Wild”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light 04

Nails: Mstyle – “Perfect Hand” /short

Earring: Finesmith Designs – “Kayma Inspiration Set”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – My look for the “Finesmith Inspiration Project” casting

Today was a very exciting day for me… I was allowed to take part on the “Finesmith Inspiration Project” casting for March 2011. I was very excited and I opened my jewel case and spread it all over my bed… what to choose for such an event and such an opportunity? I was trying nearly everything on what I have and nothing seemed to meet the requirements of that casting. So, what to do…?

First of all I cannot go naked but I also do not want to wear anything that disturbs the jewelry that should be center of my styling… suddenly I remembered that silver airbrush color that I had left from another shooting and quickly my whole body was covered by that sweet silver color. Ok that seemed to be a basic. Then parts of the last dress Nefertiti Kimagawa gave me to blog came back in my mind (yes this dress will be blogged very soon as well πŸ˜‰ ) It has sweet transparent looking shirt and pants layers to cover the private parts lightly but still not enough to satisfy what I wanted to have for this special evening… so I put on the great nipple shields that yula Finesmith released not too long ago and as well the cool necklace that yula changed to kinda skirt came back in my mind. I was wearing it for the SL Art Couture Metropolis Show ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24jxxnCv8XM ) and it worked perfectly for that what I wanted to have for now too in combination with my favourite collar from Finesmith Designs as well. Quickly I found the matching bracelets to this look and looked in the mirror again… there was something missing for an “Inspiration Project” casting. My eyes catched the “Valeria Set ” earrings and I suddenly got the idea of sweet wings… a few hammer hits later and 2 parts for connecting that new-made wings to my back – yes hell I was trying to build some and texture it as well –Β  I looked again at my self and …that seemed to look right! Now I can just wait the last minutes till it was going to start. I was ready to go and my nervousness raised with ever minute…

Of course, we had to line up in alpha order – next time if I choose a name for a game please remind me not to let it start with “W” – and I had to wait loooong… and it was enough time to get even more nervous as I anyways was… as it was my turn I walked out that runway with knees like jelly, all of the contestants were wearing so beautiful gowns and outfits and I …without any fabric on my body… but the reaction was amazing I felt my heart flying away and I really made it to be one of the 5 choses models AND I was chosen to be on the advertise for the next month as well.. I was not far from fainting and full of happiness. I walked back with all the other amazing models and it felt as I would walk on clouds! Thanks so much for all that let me feel like that and give me the chance to do that!!!

Details

All jewelry by Finesmith Designs

Clothing layers by Nefertiti Kimagawa

Shoes: J’s by JB Gazov

Hair: Eshi Otawara

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

2nd Anniversary Sale at Ezura!!!

For her second year in SL Ezura celebrates with her customers. She placed a few little red sales tags on some of her designs! So make your way to the Ezura Mainstore and hunt for these little red ‘birthday sales’ signs! πŸ™‚

Ezura mainly creates gothic and steam punk designs that are amazing in texture and ideas. Longer ago I had the great pleasure to create the invitation for a Fashion show done by EVANE where the wonderful creations of Ezura were showcased. For this invite I got a woderful outfit named “Nightwalker”Β  The outfits itself has a lot of different variations like short and long pants or with our without skirt going down from the belt. Basically I got one outfit containing 3 or more depending on how I combine and style it. The boots are the “Gothic Knee High Leather Boots” in black. The bots come with a HUD where you can change the basic color between black and 2 different dark grey colors and as well the straps between the same colors ad dark red. The HUD allows also to choose different heel sounds so that you can suit your heel click to every ground you walk on πŸ™‚ and also the volume πŸ™‚

As a nice accessory I got the “Steampunk Goggles” also made by Ezura. This sweet glasses add a very special flair to the whole outfits and match perfect with the knife and the amazing belt with all the lovely details. Overall this outfit is a true chameleon with all its possibilities and I am honored that I can tell you already got a few minutes ago the newest release. I had a chance to peek on and ..it is simply wonderful!!! I will hurry to snap it and show it soon πŸ™‚

Details

Outfit: Ezura – “Nightwalker”

Glasses: Ezura – “Steampunk Goggles”

Boots: Ezura – “Gothic Knee High Lether Boots” /black

Hair: Baiastice – “Fiamma” /black

Skin: Baiastice – Pulchra

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Jeans are not Jeans ;) New Jeans from R:A:D!

Yes, it is true, jeans are not jeans πŸ˜‰ I searched a long time in SL to find jeans that let a female backside look really neat and sexy. Most of the jeans I found made a flat ass, or the pockets were too big… but now I found the perfect jeans for us girls at R:A:D

If you take the taxi to the R:A:D Mainstore you will find a bunch of different jeans, but all have one in common…anyways wich style… all will let you backside look so sexy that you will enjoy your avatar walking on your screen πŸ˜‰ A special design you can find is the asian zodiac version of the jeans. The have prim sleeves for the legs and are available in 3 different colors, black with red print-as we can see in the pic above for the dragon –Β  blue with dark blue print and white with black-grey print. All that for every of the asian zodiac signs! If you like skulls… you should try the “Hawk Skull” jeans. A used blue jeans with a neat hole on the left upper leg, where the skull seems to climb out πŸ™‚

Here we can see the “Tiger” version of the zodiac signs jeans in blue and the “Area 51” jeans, wich is available in black and blue. If you take a closer look especially at the seams you will see again the great eye for the detail, that designer Redclaw Inshan puts on his designs.

If you like it more uni you should take a look on the “rust” jeans. A brown and simple jeans, which is great to mix and match with everything to create a unique look ;). Another one of the new jeans is the “Industrial Skull” jeans, who is ornamented again with a skull print this time without a whole and on the right upper leg. The great black stone washed basic texture gives a very cool and smart look πŸ˜‰

All the jeans are unisex and the little back pockets fit perfect on a cute males backside too πŸ˜‰ For all jeans, also for the “Dusk Ripped”, you will also have a belt included in the basic version, matching to the color of the jeans itself.

Last but not least we have the zodiac jeans in white with the horse sign and a very special idea for the jeans, designer Redclaw Inshan himself showcases in this picture. The “Eagle” jeans have a print on the front side that will give one whole picture if you are standing with closed legs… a very cool and unique idea πŸ™‚

If you know the problem, that we females never find jeans that fit, you definitely should take a look at the R:A:D Mainstore and try that jeans… you will never wear different ones!

Details

All jeans by R:A:D – Red Alert Design

Shoes by R:A:D – Red Alert Design

Models: Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Future Fashion…

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Lately I had a strange mood and was totally been drowned into futuristic and cyberpunk looks… For a strange reason it catched me more and more and I decided to let you be part of my journey into that πŸ˜‰

I have to thank Harsch Sharktooth and Redclaw Inshan to follow me on my trip and pose with me for a few pics πŸ˜‰

(Models: Redclaw Inshan, Wicca Merlin, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

First look ..lemme call it “Futuristic Red”… has a big part of cyberpunk also, but lets take a closer look at the 2 outfits πŸ™‚

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The basic of my first outfit was is the “X – Suit” from Graves Leather. It shows off a lot of skin and was a nice possibility to also wear some big tattoos πŸ˜‰ For the boots I chose the “Cyberboots” from R:A:D. They are fully color changeable for all the parts that are shown here in red. Also you can decide from different signs that decorate the boot tips. The bracelets and the mask are made by Nibiru Productions and are color changeable too. Te spine plugs are made by Toxic Orange and are color changeable with menu driven script as well. The hair I found at the Stringer Mausoleum and is called “Rooster Hawk”

(Model: Redclaw Inshan, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The male outfit is showcased by Redclaw Inshan, designer of R:A:D and he chose the same mask called “Optical Argument” as I did… actually it was the other way round…he had it first but oh well… πŸ˜‰ The pants are the great “Male Distressed Leather Pants” by with a wonderful prim belt that has an amazing realistic look. The boots are made by Bobbysocks and are called “Anarchy”. The cool black “Devious Trench” is made by by Spider Productionscoat and you can wear it with or without the spikes that you can see on the shoulderparts.

(Model: Redclaw Inshan, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

For the perfect cyberpunk look the “Cyber Heart” made by Mennisco Volitan for sure should not be missed. The spine implants are the same as I was wearing and yes this time I had them first… I guess πŸ˜‰ The mechanical “Cyber Droids Hand” comes from [:: Black Heart ::].

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

For the second look Harsch Sharktooth helped me for the pictures and chose a wonderful futuristic looking outfit…

(Models: Harsch Sharktooth, Wicca Merlin, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The main color oft this 2 looks definitely is the silver & teal mix & match. Both of us were using cyberskins from LionSkins made by Lion Jonesford.

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Again the suit is the “X – Suit” from Graves Leather made by Jackie Graves. This time i chose the “Tech” spine implant from Toxic Orange and colored it in teal to match the great Griddie hair. Th guns are from Breach and the “Climatix” mask is done by AVZ. For he mask you can choose if you wanna show breath particles and also the color of a few parts. The bracelets are the same as I used for my first outfit but this time also colored in teal. The boots are the fantastic “Dragon Boots” made by R:A:D. Those boots you can change in 5 basic preset colors and chains and spikes you can change to every color you can thing of as the HUD has an amazing color field to play with πŸ˜‰

(Model & Photographer: Harsch Sharktooth)

Harsch is wearing the Elixier “Latex Hipsters” pants in camo black combined with the Elixier “Latex Sheer Raincoat-Clear”. For the neck collar part he took a part from the Miamai “Lulu” outfit. “Lulu” is part of the Black Label Collection of Miamai. Also from Miamai is the attachment he chose for the right arm. The armwarmer is part of the “Kingdom M Grey shirt”. For the boots he chose the “Homme_EngineerBoots” from COCO in black. The hair he found at the Stinger Mausoleum. Last but not least the gloves… they are from Xplosion and named “Skull Gloves”. Did you ever see such a cute android before πŸ˜‰

(Models: Redclaw Inshan, Wicca Merlin, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Futuristic GREEN! πŸ˜‰ It was just too tempting to do a full green in green on green pic*giggles*…

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

This time I combined the “Tribal Latex Suit” from Creepy Latex with the “JG2 Body” in the short version again from Graves Leather. The boots are again the “Cyber Boots” from R:A:D. The mask for this outfit comes from AVZ and the Visor is part of the Graves “G121 Black & White- Zero” outfit from Graves Leather. The color changing spine tubes are made by Toxic Orange. The “Cyber Hawk” hair style in a poison green, I found at DV8 πŸ™‚ and for the earrings I chose of my favourite ones made by Ticky Tacky.

(Model: Redclaw Inshan, Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Redclaw Inshan chose for the main part one of the outfits he made by himself πŸ˜‰ Pants, shirt, boots, wristbands, jacket and beltΒ  are part of the “Cyber Biohazard” outfit of R:A:D and you can find it in his Mainstore πŸ™‚ The mask is the same I was wearing πŸ˜‰ and for the shades he chose one of his favourites, the “Halo” made by Eryn Republic, designer of ERD πŸ™‚ I never saw such amazing detailed glasses before and I have to admit I bought me some glasses from there as well πŸ˜‰

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

My glasses from Eryn Republic Designs are called “Streemlyne” and I was really impressed about the service and help I found with the fitting of my glasses. The outfit I am wearing on this picture is a very old one I found during cleaning my inventory and it reminded me lightly of kinds ‘Matrix’ or ‘Trinity’ outfit πŸ˜‰ It is from Gothika and I am not sure if it still available or already gone, maybe you have to take a look by yourself if you are interested in πŸ˜‰

I hope you enjoyed my futuristic cyber trip and maybe I could show you my version of future fashion πŸ˜‰ A special thanks goes to Harsch Sharktooth & Redclaw Inshan, who had the patience and invested the time to style and pose for me πŸ˜‰

stay styled,

Wicca

New Skins at Maven Haus and the Maritima Satelite Store!

Elaera Maven, designer of Maven Haus and Maven Strasse, again designed 2 amazing skins!!! The first one – that you can already in the first pic is called “Au Courant”.

A wonderful porcelain looking skin with a wonderful powder looking effect. Not too much shine and glow but shadows and lights at the right spot πŸ™‚

The yellow-green lips and the ornaments around the left eye give that skin a wonderful avantgardistic touch. This skin is only available at the Maven Haus Satellite Store at the Maritima Mall.

The second skin for today is called “Playful” and the name is program. A very light skin also with amazing shades and shadows with a very light and everyday looking makeup. If you take a closer look you will see the eye for the detail designer Elaera puts in every of his creations. This skin you can find at the Marven Haus Mainstore, where also all the other great designs and skin of Elaera Maven are located πŸ˜‰

Lately I heard a whisper that a few of the great Maven Haus skins were on a discount…^^ maybe you should take the next free TP and visit the Maven Haus Mainstore πŸ˜‰

Skin 1: Maven Haus – “Au Courant”

Skin 2: Maven Haus – “Playful”

Model & Photogapher: Wicca Merlin