“I don’t use a hat as a prop. I use it as a part of me.”

How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.
[Philip Treacy]

Do you know the feeling if you get something to blog and it even comes from a long time friend? Exactly that happened to me with Spartin Parx. Spartin and me go way back and I even remember one of our first shoots. The more I got excited when I saw the box with her name on it πŸ˜‰ When I opened the box, I found 2 amazing hats in there and you all know how much I do love extraordinary, huge headpieces :p

I wanted to give each hat the spotlight that it deserves and that is why I only will have one of the hats for today πŸ™‚

The “Izumi Kasa” hat was my first choice as it instantly gave me a vision for a picture.

The huge hat covers most of your head and face and a long lace hangs down from your chin. A HUD provides you many options for the top of the hat and as well for the huge round part with different colors and patterns.

What else you can wear to such a great hat than a little bot of nothing?*grins*

But if it is a little bot of nothing, it has to be a great one πŸ˜‰ The amazing detailed harness from Salt & Pepper is a perfect example how strong little things can be. Together with a bra from Devious Mind and sexy panties from Opium’s addiction it makes the perfect outfit for the huge hat.

To get even more focus on the hat and the shoes, I decided to go with a black and red contrast. I love to have a single color to pop out and red against black is something that is not very rare, but it always works πŸ˜‰

The cool shoes I am wearing are from UTOPIA@Design. Elisabetta Hyun never stops to surprise me with her shoe designs. Always when you think THAT is the best shoe I ever saw, her next release tops it again. Exactly that happened with the “Zafira” boots again. The cool front, which is highly decorated with straps and buckles gives a wonderful opposite to the clean backside.

The shoes have the awesome HUD, that comes with all the UTOPIA@Design shoes. With 9 presets you can have a quick fit and with the Multi texture HUD you can change several parts of the boots. The special again are the 5 different glossiness levels you can choose from if you have advanced lightning enabled. The boots come with fits for Maitreya, both Slink and all 3 Belleza sizes.

It is really interesting to base styles on certain accessories – It always feels like an adventure, where I never know what I will end up with when I start it πŸ˜‰ You really should try that sometimes – just pick one accessory that you stuck to and see what happens if you add certain things πŸ˜‰

Outfit & Accessories:

Bra: !dM – “Lara BondageBra” (Maitreya)

Panties: Opiums’s Addiction – “Alexa” (Maitreya)

Harness: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Tam” (Maitreya)

Shoes: **UTOPIA@Design** – “Zafira” (Maitreya)

Hat: Parx Design – “Izumi Kasa Hat” – NEW@NEO Japan

Bracelet and Rings: Codex – “Maristel” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Nails 3” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW@Easter Egg Hunt

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories…

Versus Magazine Fall-Winter 2015 - Accessories - Wicca Merlin

(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

Details

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Kandira Headpiece”
Necklace & Earrings: Finesmith – “Wave”
Shoulder Piece: LeLutka Ultra – “Macabre Warrior”
Hand (right): FORMANAILS – “Nikolaj”
Hand (left): Zibska – “Mallt” + FORMANAILS – “Design Punk”
Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Doro Booties”
Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Rock Set”
Bag: 22769 – “Veronica Handbag”
Purse: Swallow – “Apocalypse Clutch”

Pants: LeeZu – “Madison”
Top: Dead Dollz – “Missandei”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Brandy”
Makeup: blackliquid – “Dusted Gunmetal” & Madrid Solo – “Sandra Said”

Pose: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Finesmith opens a new era of jewelry and accessories!

Yula Finesmith dared something new for the idea of jewelry and accessories. The new “FlaSH” line that she created goes a very new and yet seen way. Usually if you have jewelry it is made to look most realistic. Yula Finesmith follows the possibilities you have in Second Life to attach prims where ever you like. In RL you need a piercer to have jewelry attached to your body like earrings or belly rings..not all parts of the body are made for such ;). In SL you can attach prims where ever you want and follow your creativity and ideas like you want… you just have to dare! This can be the great start or an amazing fashion trend… you just have to find out if you like it… I LOVE IT!!!

First lets take a look at the new “Acupuncture” Set of Finesmith. You have no chains and no little wholes in your ears where the jewelry is connected to. Just long acupuncture needles that holdΒ  noble metal frames with amazing black gems in it! The needles just stick in the side of your head or the velvet flesh of your chest… the thought maybe painful but the look is awesome!

The second set our of this new “FlaSH” collection is called “Victorian Secret”. There you have huge tubes that are simply plugged in your ears and carry amazing tear drops that hanging down on long filigree lines. Little copper spherules decorate the basic silver-white set perfect. The ‘necklace’ if you can call it like that is also just a huge tube that carries also this incredible looking teardrop. On the top part you have also those filigree lines that go to every side carrying those tear drops decorated again with the little copper spherules. There the term “Who wants to be pretty has to suffer” gets a whole new meaning πŸ˜‰

The last set for today has the gret name “Deco Set” and it really means it πŸ˜‰ A combination of copper and blue dominate this beautiful set. Technically in RL it would be very hard to realize as the earrings just pierced in the sie of the head and the fantastic necklace just was pinned into the cleavage. But SL gives us the possibility… ‘Fashion is Art’ I heard a lot of people saying and Yula Finesmith, genius designer of Finesmith made it come true. For me a new era of jewelry in SL. Thanks a lot for daring Yula!

Details

Set1: Finesmith – “Acupuncture” Set

Set2: Finesmith – “Victorian Secret” Set

Set3: Finesmith – “Deco” Set

Wicca’s Wardrobe – every girl wants to be an angel …sometimes :)

Every girl tries to be an angel sometimes for several reasons πŸ˜‰ I tried to mix and match some that explained my feelings today and I searched trough my wardrobe…

I first put on that wonderful top with the cute gold little wing on the left shoulder that I got from Glam Affair, called “Zory black/cream body”. For the pants I decided to wear part of the Diram “X.Tina -not herself tonight – 2”

I felt that I would need a belt to complete the outfit and I just got on the PACADI Jasha “Mairey Leather Belt” in black. What could fit the golden /cream angel wing better than the golden “Prestige Leather Boots” from BAX.

As all know I am addicted to the Mandala I chose to wear the “Hannya” necklace and the “Buddha” Bangles and nails with the matching rings. Also from Mandala are the “Shaka” earrings that fit perfect to the outfit as all jewelry parts are black with an amazing shine.

The hair for this look is the 3636 “Eden” style that adds a light wild and rebel touch πŸ˜‰

Stay styled πŸ˜‰

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Opium Tales – Mannequins…review of a fantastic show and fantastic accessories!!!

(Model from left to right: Arisia Ashmoot, AngeXX Quandry, Wicca Merlin, Sequoia Nightfire – Picture by Romeo Torvalar)

Lastly Opium Fashion Agency had another amazing and fabulous show. “Opium Tales Mannequin – It’s all about the accessories” Not the avatar was focus of that show neither clothing designs… just the accessories that make every outfits to something special. I liked this show so much that I would like to review the stunning things I was given for that show πŸ™‚ and for sure all the fabulous Stiletto Moodys I got! Stiletto Moody sponsored every outfit with one pair of the fantastic and wonderful heels!!!

My first outfit was a mixture of Haysuriza glasses, a Lady Flora, belt from Gabriel and fingernails from Talon Faire…AND the amazing Stiletto Moody “Bare Ava” in rocking aubergine!!! As you can see the skin tone of the bare foot can be matched to every color of skin even black!!!! The combination of the color the sharp spikes and the shining gems are an awesome way to show character and make your shoes the center of your outfit πŸ˜‰

For the next round I was wearing a combination of a lovely daisy outfit from Talon Faire, a Fyreworks Necklace, hair from Tukinowaguma and the fantastic new “Bare Fay” wild set heels from Stiletto Moody. This fresh and wonderful colors and textures a totally eye catcher with the animal print combined with that light blue..simply amazing and outstanding! Stiletto Moody again raised the level for stylish and perfect designed high heels!

My 3rd outfit contained jewelry from MC Designs, Tukinowaguma hair and again one version of the amazing new Stiletto Moody “Bare Fay” wild set colors called kaleido. The kaleido texture is available with 3 different colors for the “Bare Fay” style. For me the light blue one was matching this out fit best. And not only black is possible for an unusual skintone…even the white tone of the WDB Fantasy Skins could be matched for the bare foot tone of the stunningΒ  Stiletto Moodys!

Again in the metalic black skin of Yabusaka I was allowed to show another set of the MC Designs jewelry,the Swirls2 Eye tattoo from Talon Faire,Β  a cloche from House of Nyla and another style of the new spring collection of Stiletto Moody. The ” Bare Robin” ankle boots here shown in red python. *rooooaar* This texture is definitely some for the brave fashionista that dares to show color and style. The amazing, shining, red colored python texture is so amazing detailed…breath taking realistic. Also the zipper that is open in this version so that the sweet ankle straps show off and the stitched leather turns inside out… simply wonderful!

My last outfit was made of another WDB Fantasy Skin, a wonderful black, flexible boa with Bangles from Myth and again another version of the fantastic Stiletto Moody “Bare Robin” ankle boots here in the kaleido color and with a closed zipper. The options of opened and closed zipper and also the different colors for the metal parts are part of this great pair of Stiletto Moody also. You can choose by yourself, if you wanna wear “Bare Robin” with open or closed zipper, or with or without ankle straps. The kaleido texture gives a perfect spring and summer feeling with its amazing colors!

(Models from left to right: SC Tracy, Wicca Merlin, dancer Dallagio, Seth Diabolo)

For me it was an amazing opportunity to walk this show and I would like all the designers and the Opium Family that made this show possible… for me it was something new in SL to have only the accessories in the focus of a great show.

All shoes by Stiletto Moody

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

alaMood – A rising star on the jewelry designers sky!

Today I have the great pleasure to show you some of the creations of an upcoming jewelry designer: Jori Watler, designer and owner of “alaMood“. Jori creates fresh and modern looking jewelry for every situation, anyways if casual or formal.

The “Alkahi Dew” set in gold is the first one I would like to show you.

A great combination of gold and turquoise makes this set to perfect ensemble for different types outfits. The basic shape is very simple but the texture highlights the single parts. It does not have to be always complicated to look classy and beautiful πŸ˜‰ The golden texture is not just a simple one… you can imagine the blacksmith hiting with his heavy hammer again and again the metal to form it perfectly πŸ™‚ The teal gems make the perfect addition for this amazing set.

The second little treasure is the “Nightlife Diamond Ensemble” It contains necklace, earrings and a stunning ring. This ensemble you can purchase in different colors. The necklace is a non closed, silver circlet that is decorated with lovely gems at its end. The short earrings have a wonderful twisted shape and are also covered by this lovely diamonds.

The ring looks not closed too and the top of both halfs is covered by the same lovely gems you can find on necklace and earrings.

“Soho” in ebony is a little modern set of earrings and a necklace. The amazing chain parts are made lovely detailed so that you can see every single chain link. A big silver framed gem in ebony with an amazing texture decorated the middle front of the necklace.

“Soho” is available in different colors like we can see here in the jade version πŸ™‚

Color meets noble metal πŸ™‚ – The “Siddean” cuff in pink. The pink is a wonderful decoration for the silver bangles. A big pink gem with lovely facets shines from your wrist:). also the shape of the bangles in not just a round one. It is not closed on the inner side of the wrist and has lovely edges on the top. A modern accessories for the todays fashionista!

This are not all of the beautiful designs you will find at alaMood… so better you make your way to the alaMood Store and look what Jori Watler created, that matches your wardrobe and style πŸ˜‰

Details

All Jewelry by alaMood

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin