LOTD 06/13/2016 – Dandy Chic with Asteria, EMO-tions, Tracei & Glamistry

Today I have an extraordinary outfit to showcase… The new “Willow” outfit from Asteria.

What caught my eyes was the wonderful asymmetric look of the whole outfit.

The outfit contains The shorts, the bustier and the amazing shirt. The bustier and the shorts are not just simple, black basics. The are designed in a very seductive way with all the straps and ‘holes’ that show a lot of skin. The cool shirt is buttoned in the front and lays smart on one shoulder only.

To accessorize the outfit I chose to go with the amazing “Xanthe Set” from Tracei together with his amazing “Ira White Ring”, both in white.

This amazing jewelry is such a chameleon! It works for so many different styles and looks and as well can turn the basic looks into something totally different.

I wanted to add some more chic to my look and the “Xanthe Set” was just perfect for that. with the shite gemstones and the delicate and sophisticated golden metals, it was the perfect addition to the look. The “Ira Ring” was the exact little piece that I was missing for my today’s look. It perfectly matched the “Xanthe Set” with the white color and the filigree golden metal decorations.

For the hair, I was thinking a lot what I would like to wear. First I tried a few more elegant looking styles – some updos –ย  but, it just did not look right… So I tried to think a totally different direction. I asked my best friend google – in such moments it really feels like a rescue :p – about some things and all of a sudden there popped up some female dandy looking styles and the idea of a hat was born!

And as if it would have been fate, I just got the amazing “Kiki” hair from EMO-tions. The hair looks similar to the “Kristen” hairstyle, which I loved so much lately, but with that amazing hat on top… just genius and so perfect for what I was looking for.

Now with the new idea for the look, I needed some shoes that support that new twist on the outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰

I looked through my shoes and immediately got stuck with the “Edelweiss heels” from Glamistry. With their casual and at the same time elegant looking attire they totally were what I was looking for. The great HUD did let me choose the perfect colors to match the “Willow” outfit perfectly. The laces added a perfect casual tad and the elegant hells pulled it right back on the chic side.

Now I just had to find an idea for the scenery, to make the pictures. First I tried several sky boxes but all looked too busy and so I decided to go with something very simplistic. I just put out the “Black Cube Pouf” from 22769 and parts of a skybox from CD Homes for the wall decoration. Sometimes less is more I was taught ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Asteria – “Willow” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Kiki” – NEW

Jewelry: Tracei – “Xanthe Set” & “Ira Ring”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Edelweiss”

Stockings: AviCandy – “Lacey Back Seam”

Cushion: 22769 – “Black Cube Pouf”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

It’s a Life, it’s a Style…

TUNES

EXPRESS

It’s a cold and crazy world that’s ragin’ outside
Well baby me and all my girls are bringin’ on the fire
Show a little leg, gotta shimmy your chest
It’s a life, it’s a style, it’s a need, it’s

Burlesque

E-X-P-R-E-S-S
love, sex
Ladies no regrets

Been holding down for quite some time and finally the moment’s right
I love to make the people stare
They know I got that certain savoir-faire

Fasten up
Can you imagine what would happen if I let you close enough to touch?
Step into the fantasy
You’ll never want to leave, baby let’s give it to youโ€ฆWhy?

It’s a passion, and emotion, it’s a fashion, Burlesque
It’ll move, goin’ through you, so do what I do, Burlesque

All ladies come put your grown up, boys throw it up if you want it
Can you feel me, can you feel it? It’s

Burlesque

I tease ’em ’til they’re on the edge
They screamin’ more for more and more they beg
I know it’s me they come to see
My pleasure brings them to their knees

Fasten up
Can you imagine what would happen if I let you close enough to touch?
Step into the fantasy
You’ll never want to leave, baby let’s give it to youโ€ฆWhy?

It’s a passion, and emotion, it’s a fashion, Burlesque
It’ll move, goin’ through you, so do what I do, Burlesque

All ladies, confident, flaunt it
Boys throw it up if you want it
Can you feel me, can you feel it? It’s

Burlesque

It’s a passion, and emotion, it’s a fashion, Burlesque
It will move you goin’ through you, so do what I do, Burlesque

All ladies come put your grown up, boys throw it up if you want it
Can you feel me, can you feel it? It’s Burlesque

[by Christina Aguilera]

Details

Outfit: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Zip It”

Collar: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Joan”

Headpiece: [sys] – “Devotion”

Poses: Corpus

Pearl Curtain: 22769 – Segmented Curtain Silver

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Leopard Print for Versus Magazine – Part 2

Read the Magazine:

Versus Magazine Spring/Summer 2016

Details

Top: GizzA – “Felicia Coat”
Pants: LeeZu – “Desert Jeans”
Shoes: [MODA] – “SAKARI STRAPPED BOOTS”
BackPack: [sYs] – “SKULL bag”
Hair: .Shi – “Introvert”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

 

Leopard Print for Versus Magazine – Part 1

Read the Magazine:

Versus Magazine Spring/Summer 2016

Details

Pants: GizzA – “Ladies Cargo”

Top: LeeZu – “Loui Pullover”

Jacket: GizzA – “Petra Jacket”

Shoes: Garbaggio – “Pointed Booties”

Bag: [sys] – “Charley Bag”

Hair: no.match – “No.Border”

Handwrap: Pomposity – “Palm Wrap”

Pose: Del May

Locations: Babyโ€™s Ear

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 05/23/2016 – Spring Flower

Yes, me trying some pastel!

I know it is not that often, that I am wearing pink or even worse… pastel pink! But sometimes I am just in such a mood.

This time it was the “Georgia Corset” from Byrne that got me started on todays look.

Last week I had the pleasure to help hosting one of the fashion week shows of PENUMBRA and it turned out to be a show where Byrne showcased their amazing designs.

So certainly I wanted to wear something from Byrne and after trying different creations my choice fell on the “Georgia Corset”

The corset comes inย  the 5 standard sizes. Mixing and matching meshes can be a pain in the ass so I put on a long time favourite of mine, the “Brit Pants” from LeeZu. They are layer clothing butย  sometimes I really do still like that especially if the textures are so amazingly detailed and high quality.

The super cool shoes are made by Glamistry. The heels instantly caught my heart when i saw them and they reminded me somehow about the logo of ‘The devil wears Prada’. I have an addiction for such little details that you usually just see on the second view ๐Ÿ˜‰

With the amazing huge HUD and all the color options I could easily match them to one of the colors in the corset.

Certainly this whole look called for a non usual hair color, which I found with the “Sophia” hair from EMO-tions. I LOVE short hairstyles and I was so happy, when I saw this super chic and cute hair style with the amazing flower on the right side of the head.

The colorful and pastel based look with the light pink hair called for a very subtile and light makeup for me and so I chose the “Lennie” eyeshadow, the “Vio No.1” lashes and the amazing “Winterberries” lipstick, all made by Zibska.

I just had to find a stunning spring looking place. That I found at “Devils Point”. An amazing little island, with the feeling of a nature loving british isle. So many amazing details and corners, not only great for pictures. Exploring is a lot of fun there as well as you will find so many little places and corners with different decoration and feelings… just wonderful!

Details

Top: Byrne – “Georgia Corset”

Pants: LeeZu – “Brit Pants”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Parrasana”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Sophia”

Collar: Charm – “Skai Collar”

Bracelets: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cathbad Set” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No. 01”

Makeup: Zibska – “Lennie 07”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Winterberries 11”

Location: Devils Point

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 05/22/2016 – Landscape, Scenery or Editorial?

Sometimes it is a hard decision how you want your photo to look like.

This time I was pondering a lot between an editorial look, or just find a matching landscape or if I wanna build a scenery on my platform.

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I started with roaming around sims to find an ice location first when Anderian IMed me and we talked about editorial shots. I told her I am looking for something modern hippy looking when she suggested to just try google for 70s editorial fashion shots.

And there my vision of a landscape did go… now I wanted to do an editorial one :p

Enough of story telling about sceneries, let’s get the view on the clothing ๐Ÿ˜‰

The amazing “Happy Stroll in the Rain” jeans from Whimsical Imaginarium are the base of my todays styling. I got those amazing pants from Bodza, while we were talking and I fell immediately in love with them. I have a heart for wide flaired bell bottom pants in RL as well… I am not a 70s person, I was born in the 70s so the basic late 70s trends did pass me by while being a little child. Even if I remember some of those being in my wardrobe.. especially those weird wide dresses that started to get wide under the chest…

Now you gonna say ‘Oh yeah there is millions of those pants on the grid’ but well.. those catched my eyes because of the amazing texture and as well with the idea of having one lower leg colored different. To cover the color break on the knee, Bodza put some delicate lace and as well to repeat the colors ( yes I am a friend of no standalone colors… :p ) one oft the back pockets has the same color.

The amazing textured top is made by Asia Rae and it was a perfect addition to the amazing jeans – style and colorwise ๐Ÿ˜‰ The “Demy Crop Top” comes with a color HUD so you can customize the top to your needs colorwise.

For the jewelry I decided to go for a mix and match of 2 different Kungler sets and an amazing necklace from Charm. The cool glasses that did underline the modern 70s look I got from agapee. They are kinda funny to use, as they come with a HUD that lets you move the glasses up to your head with an animation and as well you have 3 options for the glasses to fold the front side up.

For the hair I decided to go with a new style from Truth, which was released on the actual round of the Enchantment event.ย  The hair is very versatile too as you get different options for the forehead part and several sizes for all kind of chest sizes.

The best shoes to go for todays look were wedges (Grand I can hear you on that one and believe me, usually I am not a friend of wedges myself, but that look simply called for them!)

The “Oksana Leather Heels” from [MODA] actually did not look that bad and with their huge HUD – all of their shoes have that huge HUD – it was quite easy to match them in color to the rest of the look ๐Ÿ™‚

Since I wanted something clean and editorial looking, as well as something with sit poses – which are so underestimated in so many blogs – I tried my luck on the “Lovers Crate Seat” from Shutter Field. The poses in that little cube are quite awesome, they just did not go too well with my outfit, so I just tried random poses out of my inventory to make it work. I realized very fast that having long legs and being a little bit above the average in terms of height, makes sitting a huge challenge :p . But with some minor graphic surgery even that worked out quite well. Since I am not that great skilled in working with editing programs, I can promise it really only was minor fixing ๐Ÿ˜‰

So in the end, it was the editorial version for today, but like I said to Tempe lately when we talked – and she agreed with me – … every style, every look, can call for something special. I neither wanna miss the fun roaming around on sims to find amazing locations, nor I would like to just have self-built sceneries or only white screened pictures for my blog. It is a lot about moods, feelings and emotions, that make me decide what the end result will be ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Pants: Whimsical Imaginarium (*Wh.I*) – “Happy Stroll in the Rain” – NEW

Top: Asia Rae [AR] – “Demy Crop Top”

Shoes: [MODA] – “Oksana Leather Heels”

Bracelet: Kunglers – “Keira”

Ring: Kunglers – “Assira”

Necklace: .Charm. – “Fearis Collar”

Glasses: agapee (*agp*) – “Johnny Sunglasses”

Hair: Truth – “May” – NEW @ Enchantment

Prop: Shutter Field [sf] – “Lovers Crate Seat”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Caira [Latex Edition] – NEW @ Wicca’s Wardrobe

Lately I had a long talk with a close friend of mine about latex on fashion runways.

In the end we both agreed that latex can be a very fashionable fabric for clothing and accessories and so the idea of the “Caira” Latex Edition was born.

I know from various talks with other SL models, that many feel uncomphortable with wearing latex or think that latex just belong to others peoples bedrooms.

I never understood that because if you look at RL runways the high fashion designers used latex and vinyl for years. It all always depends on the way of how the latex is used and as well about the presentation.

To me latex always was something that had a very cool look to many different designs. Sometimes you saw very casual clothing shapes totally changed in their attitude with just being made of latex.

When we made the new “Caira” outfit for the store, we first had a Leather Edition, but we wanted to try how it would look in latex or vinyl as well and so we gave it a try. I have to say latex is one of the hardest materials you can try in SL probably as all the shine and lights are not really easy to do.

If you ever saw a latex clothing piece in RL, it basically just has a surface that is very clean, glossy and sleek with nearly no fabric structure. So everything what makes the look of latex is the light of the surrounding, that gets reflected by the clothing piece. That means it never will have the shadows and lights on the same spot, basically they change with every move.

Now try to make some permanent high lights for SL, which donot look like you wouldhave painted on someones body with a wide brush of white wall paint :p

It took some time until we all were satisfied with our version of a latex looking “Caira” but the result now really looks good and I love to wear it myself a lot. Especially becasue iam allergic to latex in RL and can’t do it there at all without getting bad pimples and itchy spots all over my skin *giggles*

In the end I guess everyone needs to decide on their own, if they wanna wear latex or vinyl or not, but I would not ban it from the runways or out of fashion blogs in general ๐Ÿ˜‰ To me they are refreshing and extraordiary plus sometimes.

I had fun doing those pictures, giving them an art touch with different lightnings and crops ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Caira Edition” – NEW

Boots: [MODA] – Sakari Strapped Boots”

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “LeeJae”

Head: Catwa – “Jessica”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop Lips”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Afternoon of a Faun

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The Afternoon of a Faun

These nymphs that I would perpetuate:

so clear

And light, their carnation, that it floats in the air

Heavy with leafy slumbers.

Did I love a dream?

My doubt, night’s ancient hoard, pursues its theme

In branching labyrinths, which being still

The veritable woods themselves, alas, reveal

My triumph as the ideal fault of roses.

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Consider…

whether the women of your glosses

Are phantoms of your fabulous desires!

Faun, the illusion flees from the cold, blue eyes

Of the chaster nymph like a fountain gushing tears:

But the other, all in sighs, you say, compares

To a hot wind through your fleece that blows at noon?

No! through the motionless and weary swoon

Of stifling heat that suffocates the morning,

Save from my flute, no waters murmuring

In harmony flow out into the groves;

And the only wind on the horizon no ripple moves,

Exhaled from my twin pipes and swift to drain

The melody in arid drifts of rain,

Is the visible, serene and fictive air

Of inspiration rising as if in prayer.

Relate, Sicilian shores, whose tranquil fens

My vanity disturbs as do the suns,

Silent beneath the brilliant flowers of flame:

“That cutting hollow reeds my art would tame,

I saw far off, against the glaucous gold

Of foliage twined to where the springs run cold,

An animal whiteness languorously swaying;

To the slow prelude that the pipes were playing,

This flight of swans โ€” no! naiads โ€” rose in a shower

Of spray…”

Faun 6

Day burns inert in the tawny hour

And excess of hymen is escaped away โ€”

Without a sign, from one pined for the primal A:

And so, beneath a flood of antique light,

As innocent as are the lilies white,

To my first ardours I wake alone.

Besides sweet nothings by their lips made known,

Kisses that only mark their perfidy,

My chest reveals an unsolved mystery…

The toothmarks of some strange, majestic creature:

Enough! Arcana such as these disclose their nature

Only through vast twin reeds played to the skies,

That, turning to music all that clouds the eyes,

Dream, in a long solo, that we amused

The beauty all around us by confused

Equations with our credulous melody;

Faun 7

And dream that the song can make love soar so high

That, purged of all ordinary fantasies

Of back or breast โ€” incessant shapes that rise

In blindness โ€” it distils sonorities

From every empty and monotonous line.

Then, instrument of flights, Syrinx malign,

At lakes where you attend me, bloom once more!

Long shall my discourse from the echoing shore

Depict those goddesses: by masquerades,

I’ll strip the veils that sanctify their shades;

And when I’ve sucked the brightness out of grapes,

To quell the flood of sorrow that escapes,

I’ll lift the empty cluster to the sky,

Avidly drunk till evening has drawn nigh,

And blow in laughter through the luminous skins.

Faun 4

Let us inflate our MEMORIES, O nymphs.

“Piercing the reeds, my darting eyes transfix,

Plunged in the cooling waves, immortal necks,

And cries of fury echo through the air;

Splendid cascades of tresses disappear

In shimmering jewels. Pursuing them, I find

There, at my feet, two sleepers intertwined,

Bruised in the languor of duality,

Their arms about each other heedlessly.

I bear them, still entangled, to a height

Where frivolous shadow never mocks the light

And dying roses yield the sun their scent,

That with the day our passions might be spent.”

I adore you, wrath of virgins-fierce delight

Of the sacred burden’s writhing naked flight

From the fiery lightning of my lips that flash

With the secret terror of the thirsting flesh:

From the cruel one’s feet to the heart of the shy,

Whom innocence abandons suddenly,

Watered in frenzied or less woeful tears.

Faun 3

“Gay with the conquest of those traitorous fears,

I sinned when I divided the dishevelled

Tuft of kisses that the gods had ravelled.

For hardly had I hidden an ardent moan

Deep in the joyous recesses of one

(Holding by a finger, that her swanlike pallor

From her sister’s passion might be tinged with colour,

The little one, unblushingly demure),

When from my arms, loosened by death obscure,

This prey, ungrateful to the end, breaks free,

Spurning the sobs that still transported me.”

Others will lead me on to happiness,

Their tresses knotted round my horns, I guess.

You know, my passion, that crimson with ripe seeds,

Pomegranates burst in a murmur of bees,

And that our blood, seized by each passing form,

Flows toward desire’s everlasting swarm.

In the time when the forest turns ashen and gold

And the summer’s demise in the leaves is extolled,

Etna! when Venus visits her retreat,

Treading your lava with innocent feet,

Though a sad sleep thunders and the flame burns cold.

Faun 8

I hold the queen!

Sure punishment…

No, but the soul,

Weighed down by the body, wordless, struck dumb,

To noon’s proud silence must at last succumb:

And so, let me sleep, oblivious of sin,

Stretched out on the thirsty sand, drinking in

The bountiful rays of the wine-growing star!

Couple, farewell; I’ll see the shade that now you are.

[by Stephen Mallarme

Translated from French by Henry Weinfeld and Mark Ebden]

Faun 2

Details

Pants: [sys] – “Comox Pants” – NEW @ Gen Neutral

Top: [sys] – “Rio t-Shirt”

Shoes: GizzA – “Combat Boots & Socks”

Armor: [LAB737] – “Ram Armor”

Horns: Wasabi Pills – “Inferno Horns”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Amare”

Face Decor: The Forge – “Face Chain”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Criminal”

Makeup: +Nuuna+ – “Ere Makeup” & ” Hlaftone”

Location: Crest of Vrek’mar

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Can Latex and Vinyl be Fashion? – Yes they can!

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Sometimes you just sit there and stare at your inventory, not knowing what you wanna do… You just see a wall of things you wanna blog and you cannot make up your mind what you should do first. I usually start then first with some inventory sorting and cleaning, what I anyways do way to occasionally…

Sometimes you get lucky and find an inspiration while you are sorting, sometimes you just have to put on several things until feels like “DingDingDing” and you know exactly what you wanna do ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It wasnt that bad this time, as I did know I want to showcase one of the latest releases of [sys] from the Black Fair and the mega cool Elephant seat from 22769 from the actual We <3 RP event.

ย Now, the big question was how to bring those 2 together in a cool way, as I wanted to combine the latex look of the “Hellia” dress with the light shining texture of the “Elephant Loveseat”.

When I looked through my inventory to see what more I could use for my scenery, I came across the “Chameleon Bag” from Boutique #187, which i just put on the sofa, as I did not yet know what kind of poses I wanna use. Furthermore I found a shelf, that I got last year at the On9 event from six o’clock and some wall art from 22769.

The scenery became more and more monochrome and modern and so I decided to wear the “Overcast” hat from LODE to my styling. It is a long time favourite of mine and while I was fooling around with several poses more and more the idea of the huge hat did grow in my head. Last but not least I added the wrist cuffs of our new “Cathbad Set”, which we made with Wicca’s Wardrobe for the actual round of The Secret affair and some sheer tights from Izzie’s, to feature the gold parts of the “Hellia” outfit a little bit more.

To finish my look I certainly HAD to use my new “Nemesia” angle boots from Glamistry. Since I saw that boots the first time I fell in love with them. I know they are not the newest release from Glamistry but they are one of my personal favorites! They are so versatile! Depending on the color and color combinations they can feature every style from casual to elegant. Today certainly I had to go for black & gold to match the actual look (not to mention that black is my favourite colors anyways :p )

Overall this look might be another example, that latex can be fashionable even if so many still sort it only in the wrong corner… even some of the most popular designers used latex and vinyl for their creations and put it on the runways of our world ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Hellia” NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights Colors”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Nemesia”

Hat: LODE – “Overcast”

Cuffs: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Cathbad Set” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Bag: Boutique #187 – Chameleon Bag”

Sofa: 22769 – “Elephant Loveseat” – NEW @ We<3RP

Shelf: ! six o’clock! – “Geometrical Bookcase Set”

Letters: 22769 – “Sinatra Wall Art”

Lamp: Elysium – “Nyborg Lamp”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wasteland Vamp with Asteria & Enfant Terrible

Asteria 1

Sometimes you put on an outfit and you already know what you want it to look like :p

Exactly that happened to me with the “Tanya” outfit from Asteria.

Asteria 2

The outfit contains the amazing top, high-waisted panties and the incredible gitternet skirt. The top is decorated with some delicate lace at the bottom and the panties can be worn with or without the skirt. It is available in many different colors, but since I am addicted to black, I certainly used the black option ๐Ÿ™‚

Asteria 3

With the golden metal studs on the skirt and the very cool collar with the long leather tassels, this outfit called for something additional golden to me and so I chose the “Emma’s Halo” head-piece from Enfant Terrible in gold.

The amazing long and elegant gloves I picked from the “Charlotte” outfit from GizzA.

Asteria 5

The “Patch Mechanics” from .shi and the amazing “Rift Lip Paint” from Deche just made the finish of the look to me. The awesome boots are made by [MODA]. The come with a huge HUD, that lets you customize the boots in any way you think, so you can fit them to your outfit.

The amazing scenery I found at the wastelands. I loved the shape of the structure as it went so well with the shape of the headpiece and just gave the right ambience and feeling to what I wanted for my pictures.

Asteria 4

Details

Outfit – Asteria – “Tanya” NEW @ CSR

Gloves: GizzA – “Charlotte Outfit” (part of the outfit)

Boots: [MODA] – “Sakari Strapped Boots”

Headpiece: Enfant Terrrible – “Emma’s Halo”

Eyepatch: .shi – “Patch Mechanics”

Lips Art: Deche – “Rift Lip Paint”

Hair: DeLa – “Julia II”

Poses: Del May

Location: Wastelands

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin