Dark Tales – Part Two

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

Details

Bodysuit: LeeZu – “Liquid Latex”
Top: GizzA – “Fur Stole”
Sleeves: [AD] Creation – “Black Rook mesh sleeves”
Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Renraku Pants”
Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cora Booties [Black]”
Earrings & Ring: SoliDea FoliEs – “Cube Earring”
Necklace: [MANDALA] – “LEGENDARY”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Kandria Headpiece [Black]”
Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”
Face Makeup: Nuuna – “Lizi Black”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 13”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Red 3]”
Nails: Nailed It – “Dark Set”
Pose: Del May
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Romantic Dreams with [AD] Creations

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Today I was in a very romantic mood, when I remembered the amazing “Oltre” mesh dress from [AD] Creations. Aliza Karu again outdid herself with a fantastic unique creation, that totally caught my heart.

The amazing “Oltre” dress has a bottom long skirt with a wonderful transparent net fabric skirt on top of the opaque one, wich adds a lot of sweet elegance and gives the whole look a very playful touch. The puffy sleeves in that darker color high light the upper body part in an amazing way. The huge head-piece as well is part of the outfit. With the long tentacle looking pats in the back it reminds me very much of some couture looks, I recently saw in fashion magazines.

The tendrils that surround the whole upper body and reach down to the skirt are ornamented with beautiful roses and petals what brought me to the idea to accessorize the dress with some designs of Pixel Box, which I got recently.

The “Goth Rose Ring”, the “Gothic Roses Necklace” and the “Goth Roses” eye patch. With the rose ornaments on the jewelry items it was a perfect match to the “Oltre” dress from [AD] Creations.

The fantastic building I used for the photo comes from “Atelier Visconti” and was released at the Fantasy Faire as an RFL item called “Morgana Fountain”. It comes in 4 different versions. One as a full version and 3 different versions of a ruined one. With the sweet water lilies in the middle totally matched the tendrils that surround the body and underlined the wonderful dreamy and fantasy look I wanted for today’s post πŸ™‚

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Details

Dress: [AD] Creations – “Oltre Mesh Dress”

Jewelry: Pixel Box – “Goth Rose Ring”, “Necklace Gothic Roses” & “Patch Woman Goth Roses”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Taleen”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Spring Mesh Set” (for Slink Hand Nails)

Structrure: Atelier Visconti – “Morgana Fountain ruined A”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Top Fetish for VERSUS Magazine

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For the current issue of VERSUS Magazine, I was asked to style the theme Top Fetish.

I was thinking quite some time about, what I should do and what was requested and I asked like ever so often google for some more input… πŸ˜‰

I did not wanna go only fetish or only the top centered I kinda wanted to make a full look because in the end, for me it mostly looks better if I plan on a full look even if I only have to showcase a certain piece of it. Usually the full look ends up as a post on my blog then like today, after the magazine got published :).

The first picture is the one that I chose to send in for the magazine, because of the theme top fetish.

(http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_spring_summer_2015)

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Certainly I do not wanna hide the rest of the look πŸ˜‰

After I decided to go with one of the tops I made my self for Wicca’s Wardrobe, the “Xena Top [Autumn Edition]” I tried to make a full look out of it. The top has a huge texture change HUD wich lets you customize all parts of the top in different colors. I chose black for the basic color and put some red accents at the chest and the metals in gold to match the amazing “Gorgo Metal Helm” from Miamai. For the jewelry I chose on of my personal favourites from [sys] called “Axiom”. With the huge necklace and bracelets it was the best addition to the look in my view. For the bottom I wanted something that does not drag too much attention away from the top but as well nothing that makes the whole look boring. I took the skirt out of the “Arachne” outfit, wich I made for last year Halloween. The basic black texture with the shimmering fabric together with the silver metals and the little holes, were exactly what I wanted to go with the leather of the “Xena” top.

Up next was again one of the hardest choices like always… what shoes to wear…?

Not too simple, not only black but we well not over-styled and too funky. The “Allettare” heels from .shi made it in the end. With the non usual shape of the heel and the sole, but still the not too funky wooden heel and black leather fabric it was perfect for the look. I looked at what I did till now and still I was missing something. I started to change around the skirt with pants and went back and forth between a lot of different skirts and pants until I got the idea to basically have both… leggings under a skirt!

Again I took something out of a full outfit, this time from [AD] Creations, the “Gothic Pants”. Now it looked complete!

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Details

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Xena Top [Autumn Edition]”

Skirt: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Arachne Skirt” (part of the outfit)

Leggings: [AD] Creations – “Gothic Pants”

Shoes: .shi – “Allettare”

Jewelry: [sys] – “Axiom”

Head Piece (incl Hair & Hairbase): Miamai – “Gorgo Metal Helm”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Colorful Scary – Dia de los Muertos

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Today I am very happy, that I can have a post like this πŸ™‚

If you work a lot and always run behind deadlines, you need moments where you can just relax and have fun. The beginning ofΒ  this week requested exactly this and I was so happy when I saw Sazzy online. We talked about future plans and some amazing news which soon will be ready for official release (still working on the press release…) and then we had the ideas of making som fun pictures.

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We were going over our inventories and tried to find a theme that we both could style up, when we stumbled over some amazing outfits from [AD] Creation.

I was putting on the “WP Mesh Dress” while Sazzy tried the “Bluered Nesh Corset Dress”.

Mine was more like a corset/ pants combination even if the pants have very wide sleeves, I loves my pants πŸ˜‰

Those 2 outfits are both part of the Calavera Mini Collection 2014 of [AD] Creations.

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The Calaveras are originally skeletons made out of papier-mache, gypsum or sugar, which are placed in shops and sown the streets during the 31st of October and the 2nd of November. That is the time of the Dia de los Muertos, one of the most important holidays in Mexico.

The Dia de los Muertos are no sad days they are more the festive days. After old mexican traditions the dead people come back once a year to the end of the harvest season and celebrate together with the living a happy reunion with music, food and dance.

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To the outfits we are wearing 2 of the amazing CalaveraΒ  makeups that Aliza Karu, owner and designer of [AD] Creations, made for those beautiful outfits. They kinda showcase the typical Cavalera face ornaments very colorful and artistic.

I added some horns I got as well from [AD] Creations.

Sazzy had some super sugar skulls left we used as props and it was great fun to just style away in a lightly scary way and so some pics together. There was not a special reason we ha to do it, or something we had to showcase it just was kinda like 2 girls playing around with their inventory πŸ˜‰

Thank you Sazzy for doing this with me and spend all the wonderful time with me πŸ˜‰

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Sazzy’s Style:

Dress: [AD] Creations – “Blured Mesh Corset Dress”

Makeup: [AD] Creations – “Calavera Suger Skull Makeup 3”

Lipstick: Essences – “Hangover Lipstick 03”

Hair: booN – “NYN116”

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Hand Jewelry – Bali Gypsy R”

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Amara” (color modified)

Tattoo: artilleri – “Old SCchool 2”

Wicca’s Style:

Outfit: [AD] Creations – “WP Mesh Dress”

Horns & Mask: [AD] Creations – “SE Horns & Mask”

Makeup: [AD] Creations – “Calavera Sugar Skull Makeup 2”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Red 2”

Hair: booN – “TUN247”

Gloves: Wicca’s WardrobeΒ  – “Arachne GLoves” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Locked Heels ]black]”

Tattoo: v3 – “Outlaw”

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Adventures with Miamai

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Sometimes things fall together and you have not even a clue why…

Like it was today with my styling. I was fooling around with some stuff, because I wanted to see about a few unpacked folders I had not yet sorted in my inventory that I wanted to blog.

I started with the new Miamai items for We<3RP. Miamai made amazing accessories like the “Battle Fairy” breast plate and wings and the “War Queen Bug Crown”, wich I used to start my todays styling.

The wings and breast-plate come with a huge HUD to customize colors of the gems and the wings in many single parts and the “War Queen Bug Crown” is offered in 3 different colors as well.

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So I had to find an outfit that goes with thoe fantastic accessories…

Miamai recently re-released a few of their most popular designs revamped for the new slink appliers. The “Suane” in black was a super basic to start with for today’s look.

For the pants I used the “Gale” pants from an outfit made by [AD] Creations. This huge wide pants with the amazing big horns and the sheer flexible prims that reach down from the hips just were the perfect match to the incredible “Battle Fairy” from Miamai.

For the shoes I used one of Baboom’s latest releases called “Dolores” in deep red. This amazing high heels have a wonderful little chain with a little rose decorating the heel and you can wear them with the Slink high feet.

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Still there was missing something and I remembered the amazing hand jewelry, that Ivi made for one of the WEIB events. The awesome “Hand Bangle” was the perfect accessory and the “Stiletto Nails” as well from Formanails, which she has at the moment on WEIB just has the perfect color to go with the wings.

The “Dark Desire” collar I made my self for Wicca’s Wardrobe, so I just needed something extraordinary for the face. The fashion mask “Vagary Mistress” from Madrid Solo with the many tiny gems totally underlined the look I wanted to archive.

Now I just had to find a cool location to snap this as a normal environment would not value the look itself. I was roaming around and some when I came to the Spencer Art Museum and this looked to be the right place for today’s pictures.

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Details

Wings: Miamai – “Battle Fairy Wings Silver” – NEW @ WE<3RP

Chest Part: Miamai – “Battle Fairy Breastplate Silver” – NEW @ WE<3RP

Head Piece: Miamai – “Light War Queen Bug Crown” – NEW @ WE<3RP

Top: Miamai – “Suane”

Pants: [AD] Creations – “Gale” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: Baboom – “Dolores” (for Slink high feet)

Hand Jewels: FORMANAILS – “Hand Bangle”

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Stiletto” @WEIB

Collar: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Dark Desire Collar”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Mask: Madrid Solo – “Vagary Mistress”

Eyeshadow: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Purple”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Birdy”

Poses: Del May

Location: Spencer Art Museum

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Excentric in Black, White & Red

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Today’s picture was made for the latest VERSUS Magazine. (http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_aw_2014)

The theme was “Excentric” and after doing some research for a excentric fashion trend I started to think about how to bring that to SL.

I know that red, black and white are a very popular color combination but first of all I saw it a lot when I did my research and second… I just love it πŸ˜‰ .

I started with the “Madame Bovary” top from [AD] Creation. It is part of a full outfit but with the huge collar it was right the piece I wanted to start with. The deep neckline requested a bra, so I took the “Gothic Summer Bra” as well out of anΒ  [AD] Creations outfit. I wanted not to use too much jewelry in that look so I decided to go with the huge “Dotty Hat” wich I made for my own store Wicca’s Wardrobe.

Now that I had a huge load of red at the top of my stylingΒ  I wanted to bring back some red at the bottom and so I put on one of my latest group gifts, a special version of the “Ripley Heels”, wich are made for the Slink high mesh feet.

Then the trouble started as I had to find some pants wich are not going over the “Ripley Heels”. I went through my whole inventory and either I had pants with way to wide legs going down on the ground, which were hiding the shoes completely or i found as well some wich just cut into the ankle part of the heels. In the end I ended up using one of my latest releases, the “Anakri” pants [B&W Edition]. The pants have a HUD wich lets you choose between 6 different black, black & white, and silver options.

The bag comes from LaGyo and is called “Desperado Bag”. It is not a new release but I really love that bag for such a long time, so I had to pull it out again and get the dust off it πŸ˜‰ Like I was told so often ‘Oldies but Goldies’ and for this bag it really hits the nail on the head πŸ˜‰ .

Like I said in the beginning, I did not want to put on too much jewelry so I just added a small necklace from Ticky Tacky, to not distract from the great red ribbon of the top too much.

Top: Madame Bovary by [AD] Creations
Pants: Anakri Pants by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Bra: Gothic Summer by [AD] Creations
Hat: Dotty Hat by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Bag: The Desperado by LaGyo
Necklace: Classy Lady by Ticky Tacky
Β Shoes: Ripley Heels by Wicca’s Wardrobe
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Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Gothic Moments with LeeZu!

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Anyways if furniture or fashion LeeZu always amazes us with her creations. Today I have the pleasure to showcase one of her latest creations, the “Aurora” gown.

This delicate and elegant gown is a firework of textures and fabrics. The bodice is made with a black satin looking fabric. The right side has an amazing line over the shoulder and the left is totally blank what gives a very sexy touch.Β  The belly is covered by some filigree white lace on a black base. The black skirt is covered by a wonderful white laced top skirt. A beautiful brooch decorated the left side of the bodice πŸ™‚

The jewelry I decided to wear with the “Aurora” gown comes from Baboom. For this stunning gown I wanted to have something that is not blingy or too shiny but still something special. The “Xena Set was exactly the right addition. With the unusual shape and the cool non symmetric wholes it complemented the gown in a very special way. The set contains bracelets and a collar.

The incredible hat was made by [AD] Creations. The “Sophie Mesh HEaddress” added some more elegance and some serious mystic feelings to the whole look. With the horns, the black roses, the steel cage in front of the face and the veil parts it really made a great finish for my today’s look πŸ˜‰

To underline that black and white idea behind it I put on some of my favourite nails from Nailed It – the “Cracked Set”.

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Β Details

Gown: LeeZu – “Aurora” – NEW

Jewelry: Baboom – “Xena”

Hat: [AD] Creations – “Sophie Mesh Headdress”

Hair: Tuty’s – “Adorable UpDo”

Nails: Nailed It – “Cracked Set”

Makeup: Miamai – “Les Makeups Maudite 09”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Leave your Hat on – Styling around a hat Part II

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Because I had so much fun with the stylings for the Art in Hats show, I would like to share another of my stylings made around just a hat πŸ˜‰

This time the hat I started out with came from Miuccia Klaar. The amazing “The Garden in my Head Hat” shows a watering can and some huge flowers in red and pink growing out some grass.

So what to style around… I wanted to keep the hat center, but still have the colors repeated somewhere plus, I wanted to keep the art character of the hat for the whole look.

I remembered black pants from [AD] Creations, wich had 2 huge pink buttons at the belly and a long waist decoration so I jumped into my [AD] folder and tried all pants till I found them. They are part of the “Haw outfit. With the buttons at the belly and the sheer parts on the right leg they were just perfect.

To bring back the sheer part and to kinda make it pop out a bit more I decided to go with the shirt of the “Riga” outfit from SoliDea FoliEs. The amazing sleeves with the attached mesh hands are from [AD] Creations.

For the boots I chose one of my long time favourites, the “Piccadilly Overknee” mesh boots from Leezu.

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Details

Hat: Miuccia Klaar – “The Garden in my Head” (Art in Hats 2014)

Pants: [AD] Creations – “Haw” (part of the outfit)

Top: SoliDea FoliEs – “Riga” (part of the outfit)

Sleeeves with Hands: [AD] Creations – “Wristlee” (mesh)

Hair: [taketomi] – “Kurako” (mesh)

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Collar: Etchaflesh – “Executioner Collared Kalima Neck Corset” (mesh)

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Good Old Times featuring [AD] Creations, EMO-tions & SoliDea FoliEs

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Today I had a very sentimental mood and that’s kinda the reason for those style of pictures for some news of EMO-tions, (AD) Creations and SoliDea FoliEs.

Lately I have a lot of those moments when you think back to the good old times when you started something. In this case it was a meeting with a dear old friend who started modeling with me and retired some time ago now. It was a very nice talk and not just whining about the good old times but we came across that there really are changes from back then to today – good and bad ones. One of the good ones is that nowadays the avatar really looks very nice with all the mesh, sculpties and what not parts you have for the body and as well for the clothing and hair. Wicca was born like a cybergoth with system hair and flexi prims were the top-notch as they were super new*snickers* I remember very well how long I had to wait until I got my first flexi hair from Gurl6 and my first skin from Nominee. Back then 75 L$ for hair and 250 L$ for a skin was a fortune for me. Usually you got your money from the camping chairs wich gave you like 2 to 5 L$Β  for a hour or from those funny money trees that gave you a linden here and there in a random time :p . We had to wear face lights to be seen on dark runways as there was no windlight at all and it was kinda as a revolution when Maitreya released their first animated poses wich moved from one pose to the other for runway modeling… yes we all had them and you saw the same 5 poses from nearly everyone πŸ˜‰

But enough reminiscing about good old times… because there are som many amazing news in the here and now.

The wonderful bacl dress are one of the newest releases from SoliDea FoliEs, called “Giz/Total Black” The dress comes in 2 parts , the top and the skirt wich as well can be worn single for mix and match purposes. The wonderful huge flower head part a well is part of the outfit. In the mirror you can see the sweet little flower, that holds together the belt at the backside of the dress.

For the hair I used the “Antoinette” from EMO-tions. A wonderful baroque hairstyle that went so amazing with the idea of my good old times rant πŸ˜‰ . Together with the hair, the idea of the mirror and the chair came up to complete the vision of a baroque look πŸ˜‰

The eye decor with all the incredible details was made by Aliza Karu, owner and designer of [AD] Creations. The whole “Chain Make-Up” set comes with a wonderful tattoo layer for the makeup and the ‘tear-washed-down mascara’, plus an attachment with the sweet little heart-shaped gems under the eye and the inner eye corner.

For the jewelry I again chose EMO-tions, the “Dragon Heart” set. This amazing ensemble with gems and the little dragons framed in noble silver metal was the perfect finish for today’s look.

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Details

Outfit: SoliDea FoliEs – “Git/Total Black” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – Antoinette”

Jewelry: EMO-tions – “Dragonheart”

Eye Accessory: [AD] Creations – “Chained Make Up”

Poses: PosESioN

Mirror: Myrrine – “Vintage mirror with lights, silver”

Chair:Β Boudoir Decor – “Baroque Chair White/Black”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

In a Tim Burton Mood with FrEgo & [AD] Creations

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A few days ago I got a call from 2 dear old friends if I would have time to pose for his new top… what a question! Certainly I have time for those I call friends no matter what.

Plus… I know what amazing things they can do and so I was really excited and curious πŸ˜‰ .

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FrEgo has no inworld store and you only can find it on Marketplace (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/117990)

Since yesterday you can find the amazing “Sleeveless Summer Wrap” top there as well in 4 awesome summer colors.

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But not only the top comes from FrEgo… The cool “Cutoff Jeans”Β  and the kick ass “Combat Boots” with all those sweet little details and in different colors, you will find as well at the FrEgo Marketplace store together with some more super awesome designs.

The huge and stunning hat was made by Aliza Karu, owner and designer of [AD] Creations. The “My head mesh hat” comes with a HUD, wich lets you change the headband, the upper, lower and inner hat texture.

Together with the arm warmers from .shi I felt dressed right and had this Tim Burton mood already because of the colors and the huge hat. So I added some ripped socks and a small necklace to not drag the attention to far away from the clothing and the hat.

For the scenery I wanted to use something Tim Burton like and I remembered a skybox I got longer time ago from DRD and together with the poses from Del May I had a lot of fun going against the casual idea I had in the beginning for that look*snickers*. Sometimes the first idea of a look changes with every detail you add to it or even with everything you remove πŸ˜‰

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Details

Top: FrEgo – “Sleeveles Summer Wrap” – NEW (mesh)

Pants: FrEgo – “Cutoff Jeans” (mesh)

Shoes: FrEgo – “Combat Boots” (mesh)

Armparts (with hands & rings): .shi – “Fingerless Glove” (mesh)

Socks: “Blue & Black Striped Overknee Socks” (selfmade) & :::insanya::: – “3 Socks B n.4”

Hat: [AD] Creations – “My head mesh hat” (mesh)

Tattoo: White Widow – “Oblivion”

Ears: Mandala – “Tunnel Stretched Ears Omimi” (mesh)

Poses: Del May

Deco: Dead Row Designs (DRD)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin