Stand my Ground

TUNES

Stand my Ground

I can see
When you stay low
Nothing happens
Does it feel right?
Late at night
Things I thought I’d put behind me
Haunt my mind

I just know there’s no escape now
Once it sets it’s eyes on you
But I wont run
Have to stare it in the eyes


It’s all around
Getting stronger, coming closer into my world
I can feel that it’s time for me to face it
Can I take it?

Though this might just be the ending
Of the life I held so dear
But I won’t run
There’s no turning back from here

All I know for sure is that I’m trying
I will always stand my ground

Stand my ground
I won’t give in
I won’t give up
No more denying
I’ve gotta face it
Won’t close my eyes and hide the truth inside
If I don’t make it, someone else will
Stand my ground

[Within Temptation]

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Cassie”

Headpiece: [sys] – “Hecate”

Shoes: Elysium – “Sophia Knee High Boots”

Gloves: Asteria – “Lady Faith”

Nails: Formanails – “Stiletto Nails”

Rings: Formanails – “Rings 2”

Jewelry: E.V.E Studio – “Broken Chains”

Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – “Tallulah Drop”

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Whispers Gacha” & “Broken Chains”

Horse: C L A Vv. – “The Death’s Horse – Rearing” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Phoenix – A Modern, Steampunk Interpretation

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Sometimes the mind takes off and you just go with the flow…

That happened again after I got the amazing “Lavi” makeup from Slackgirl. I wanted to do something special as the makeup itself looked very different to me.

First I tried something simple, as I wanted the makeup to pop out, but what ever I tried, it never did satisfaction to the makeup to my feeling.

That usually is the point when I put things to the side and wait until the creative muse kisses me with the right idea. But for what ever reason I could not do it this time without again and again thinking about it.

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With the amazing shine of the makeup, I came across the idea to use the wonderful “Asgard Wings” from E.V.E Studio, that come with the matching head wing parts. So I slowly got a basic idea for what would like to go for. Wearing the cool head wing parts I had to find some hair, that go well with them without hiding too much or looking too funky. The ” Tommy” hair is the perfect choice to match my vision, which grows more and more in my mind πŸ˜‰

With the beautiful detailed top from the “Scarlett” lingerie – made by Salt & Pepper – I had the arms free for the awesome “Elowen” arm pieces from Wicca’s Wardrobe. The shorts with the cool garter straps come from Asteria and are named “Mady”.

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With the cool “Lavi” makeup and the “Asgard” accessories the vision of an steampunk Phoenix was born in my head… I can’t tell you why but it just got tsuck in my mind :p

For the set, which I built at my studio I used the incredible “Propelling Gears” together with the “Rosina’s Undergeound” and the “Eye of the Storm” made the perfect ambience for what I was looking for πŸ™‚

Now.. simple runway poses would not do justice to the Phoenix idea. I was trying quite a few but nothing really would work with my idea and finally Gryphon Vendetta, creator of Poseidon poses saved my life. I ran into Poseidon via Gryphons amazing flickr stream and his incredible pictures. I totally love them and drooled more than once over his pictures πŸ˜‰

He does very dramatic and expressive poses which are perfect for exciting pictures and moods. I rarely saw such motion looking poses, which still look human and not distorted for the limbs. It looks like that he has poses for every occasion you can think about whether it is weapons, running scenes or flying moments. Sometimes he even has props coming with them like the one I used for the dark bloody nurse post not too long ago (http://wiccamerlin.de/something-evils-lurkinin-the-dark/).

I really got kinda an addiction for Poseidon poses since I tried them first and with all those possibilities he offers, I guess that will not be the last post I used them :p (I spied a Harley Quinn set too and I LOVE Harley Quinn*grins evil*)

But for now I hope you enjoyed my person vision of a modern steampunk Phoenix πŸ˜‰

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Details

Pants: Asteria – “Mady Garter Panties” – NEW

Top: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Scarlett Top” (part of the Scarlett outfit)

Shoes: Reign – “Monarch”

Wings & Head Parts: E.V.E Studio – “Asgard Wings & Headpiece” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Tommy”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Lavi”

Collar: Elysium – “Shena Collar”

Necklace: Asteria – “Celine Necklace”

Arm Parts: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Elowen” (Gacha)

Poses: Poseidon

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Propelling Gears Clock” + “Eye of the Storm” + “Rosina’sΒ  Undergrowth M01” – NEW @ Enchantment

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 07/19/2016 – Today @ GizzA

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Today I was in a very casual mood when I put on my clothes for my GizzA shift.

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The cool “Emma Bib Overall” is one of the latest releases from GizzA. The used optic of the ‘retro washed’ version are totally my thing with the lightly urban but still trendy look. I completed The outfit with the “Lucy Tank” in ‘lemon’, which exactly mirrored my mood today πŸ˜‰

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Sometimes you do not even feel like you wanna put on makeup and since I wanted a real simple casual look, I went without any makeup. The super awesome hair comes from EMO-tions. Who does not dream of such a long and still great looking braided hairstyle? For today’s look it was just perfect πŸ˜‰

The accessories are from Elysium and the leather strings kinda repeated the amazing ‘rasta look’ of the hair style and they did not overlay the whole style too much.

And now… time to work!

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Details

Pants: GizzA – “Emma Bib Overall” – NEW

Top: GizzA – “Lucy Tank”

Shoes:[sys] – “Vertigo”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Valentina”

Jewelry: Elysium – “Ichtaca”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Location: Dead End

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 05/11/2016 – Pokerface?

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What ever was in my flu medicals… it must have had a girly factor…

I have no clue why but for some reason the last few days, all I tried to style turned out kinda girly :p

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Today I am wearing the “Anae Dress”, made by [sys]. This cute short but as well edgy dress, totally caught my attention when I unpacked it and tried it for the first time. With the plain top and the amazing designed skirt, parted from each other with a chic leather belt, this dress totally is a must have for every fashionista.

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The more I worked on the styling, the cuter the whole look became and I wanted a little twist on the overall view. First I added the glasses from Since 1975 and then the cool “Ann” bow from Elysium. All of a sudden I had a Lady Gaga feel to the whole styling and went on with the super cool “Cathien Collar” from Meva. The little bag is one of my faves lately as it is not that huge and works so much better as the usual big bags I have. The “Petite Malle” bag was made by Tracei and totally will have a place in the first part of my wardrobe πŸ˜‰

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First I tried some pumps and stilettos but all of the ones I put on kinda did not give the outfit what it needed in my view and so I decided to go with some more heavy looking ankle boots from Glamistry. The “Lantana” booties are ono of my all time favourites and I would not wanna miss them in my inventory. With the huge HUD you can customize them perfectly to nearly every look as you can recolor so many different parts single!

Last but not least I wanted some jewelry. Not too much but a little bit of chic, which I found with the “Arm Chain No. 2 ” from Finesmith.

Over all the whole style turned out as a fun outfit and even if I am not a girly type usually I really do like the overall look πŸ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Anae Dress”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Lantana Ankelboots”

Headpiece: Elysium – “Ann”

Glasses: [Since 1975] – “Vintage Glasses]

Bracelet: [sys] – “Pop BRacelet”

Bag: Tracei – “Petite Malle”

Collar: Meva – “Cathien Collar”

Armlet: Finesmith – “Arm Chain No. 2”

Hair: [taketomi] – “Kurako”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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We <3 RP meets Skinfair or [sys] meets Elysium?

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Sometimes you have 2 or more items you would like to blog and then you think for a way how you can combine them πŸ˜‰

On the first view they might not look as if they would go together well, but then, if you play around with accessories and scenarios, sometimes you get lucky and the look falls together some when…

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Exactly like this happened to me a few days ago. I put on one of the newest releases of Elysium for the Skin Fair 2016. The “Candice Skin” totally caught my heart. With the cute freckles and the amazing skin tones, I really wanted to blog that wonderful skin. I comes with all kinds of appliers for the mesh heads and bodies, but for my first post with the skin I wanted to use my very own avatar face as the skin looked so cute on it.

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The skin really comes with many different options. you have the choice to use nearly all popular mesh heads, which are compatible with Omega, plus you can choose between a freckled and a non freckled version. What I loved most is that you as well can have an option for no eye brows, since that is my personal trademark for years now πŸ˜‰

What I appreciate a lot, Elysium offers the same skin as well for the default avatar including the head, which is a real rare case lately and the more I ould love to spotlight Elysium skins for that as well.

I was so disappointed when I went to the skin fair and saw nearly only appliers for mesh heads but no default avatar skins anymore. I can see the need for mesh head appliers as many do like to use their mesh heads. But as well I know enough ppl who like to stick to their avatar heads still – or even wanna change around between mesh and default – to keep their uniqueness and personality. I am not saying I hate mesh heads, I just was very disappointed to not being able to look for a new skin, if I do not wear any of those.

Anyways.. that was not the topic I wanted to talk about today :p

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The second item I wanted to talk about is the item, that [sys] has on the actual round of We <3 RP.

The “Nemesis” outfit, is another genius design of the [sys] sisters. It covers all the important parts and still gives enough room to see the “Candice” skin of Elysium πŸ˜‰

The set comes with a HUD to customize colors and fabrics. The basic armor can be changed to 5 different colors of metals and structures. For the light parts you get the choice between teal, rose and silver/gray.

The cool collar and chains as well come from [sys] and were made for the Whore Couture event.

The cool shoulder parts were made by Eudora and totally went with the rest of the look. The extraordinary head-piece was designed by Pure Poison and gave the dot of the “i” in my view πŸ˜‰

All those parts made no sense when I put them first together, but by looking at them more and more an idea for pictures did grow in my mind as well. I wanted something trashy apocalyptic looking to make a contrast to the delicate “Candice” skin and the amazing shining “Nemesis” set. And right there the trouble started. I was roaming around over many sims and places and did not find what I wanted or I could not rezz the cool “Barrel Chair” from 22769, which I liked to much for the idea of my picture. So I ended up with the worst thing I could imagine… I needed to built something myself…

I am everything but a good builder… and usually if I try to set up something it never looks like I want it to. I adore people like Anderian Sugarplum or Daffodil Crimson, who can create amazing scenarios and sets.

So I did know, I wanted the “Barrel Chairs” and something trashy on a sanded base. After I set that up, I opened my inventory and typed “trash” in the search of it and looked what comes up. I found an old bus station and some funny trash bins. A start but far away from what I was looking for :p

I remembered a wall, I recently got off a yard sale from Remarkable Obvilion. It is called “Junkyard Dogs – Corner Wall” and I suppose it came from a Gacha. Given the new term “Junkyard” (yes I am German and sometimes I miss such terms or words…) I made my way to the Marketplace and searched for some more ‘Junk’. I found various parts from Angharad Greggan, wich perfectly went with the idea I was going for. Together with some grass and dead bushes from [we’re CLOSED] and some time of pushing and turning and pulling, I got something I really liked πŸ˜‰

Now just a few interesting poses and then…

SNAP HAPPY!

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Β Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Nemesis” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Skin: Elysium – “Candice” – NEW @ Skinfair 2016

Shoulder Parts: Eudora 3D – “Eir Shoulders” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Collar & Chains: [sys] – “Sade Bodychain” – NEW @ Whore Couture

Headpiece: Pure Poison – “N’aimah Headdress” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Hair: no.match – “No.Call

Mesh Body: Slink – “Physique”

Furniture, Junk & Plants: 22769, Angharad Greggan & [we’re CLOSED]

Model, Photographer & Set: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 03/20/2016 – Springtime!

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Today we had such a wonderful weather – I really got spring feelings!

Driven by those sun touched feelings, I went to my inventory and put on the “Caline” outfit from [sys]. The outfit was made for the Shiny Shabby event and with the shorts and the amazing stylish top, it gives a perfect ‘in between the seasons’ look.

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The “Caline” outfit comes in the standard sizes as well as fitted for nearly all popular mesh bodies. I was wearing it with my Slink Physique mesh body and it worked perfectly.

For the shoes my decision fell on the “Gypsy Boots” from Wicca’s Wardrobe. With the loosely style and the used look to me they did underline the casual look. The lace in the back and the amazing lines that surround the ankles give a very smart touch and as well underline the casual feeling.

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For the accessories, I wanted to add a bag. The “Charley” bag of [sys] was one of the cutest bags i got lately and so the choice was not a hard one πŸ™‚ The bag comes in a rigged and unrigged version.

The amazing glasses were made by Haysuriza for the On9 event. With the inbuilt HUD it gives a huge variety of changes you can make to match your look.

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The cool hair is one of the newer EMO-tions hair. It is called “Carol” and comes with the neat beanie. The HUD gives you a huge variety of colors for the hair and as well some choices for the color of the beanie.

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The amazing jewelry – collar and bracelet – was made by Elysium. The cool leather paired with metals really gives a cool part to the whole look. The metals are available in gold or silver for the whole “Ichtaca” set.

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Last but not least, I would like to drag your focus on the incredible detailed tattoo. The “Henna” tattoo from White Widow added the last little bit to the whole style, what I was looking for. As mentioned before I am wearing the Slink Physique mesh body – my favourite one –Β  and the “Henna” tattoo comes for that mesh body as well as for the most common ones.

Since it is still a little bit cold, even if the sun comes out more and more, I decided to wear tights from Izzie’s, which as well come with an applier for the slink body.

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Caline”

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Gypsy Boots” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Hair& Cap: EMO-tions – “Carol”

Bag: [sys] – “Charley”

Glasses: Haysuriza – “Eyewear Sahara”

Tights: Izzie’s – “Slink Physique – Applier Sheer Tights Basics”

Jewelry: Elysium – “Ichtaca”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Henna”

Locations: Baby’s Ear

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Atlantis – Inspired by [E.V.E] Studio

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Today I would like to spotlight the [E.V.E] Studio. Owner and designer Noke Yuitza, always puts a lot of effort in her designs and she has a very special sense of art and design. Her creations always have a huge art aspect anyways what she creates. Today I would like to drag the focus on her contribution to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival event.

The whole set she created is inspired by the myth of Atlantis by Jules Verne’s book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The stong steampunk touch totally caught my heart from the very first moment when I tried the different parts of the set.

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The whole “Atlantis Set” contains way more parts than those I used for today’s post.

For the pictures I decided to wear the Catsuit, the Ankle Boots and I combined the Wave hat with the Great Wave hat.

The whole set has materials enabled and reacts so wonderful to the windlight settings and surrounding lights. So for the best and most realistic look just activate the “Advanced Lighting Model ” in your viewer to enjoy the full beauty of the designs.

If you would like to see all the amazing parts of the set you can take a look at the [E.V.E] Studios blog: https://evestudio3d.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/atlantis-gacha/

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To go more towards the Atlantis look I decided to add the “Eye Deco” from Elysium, which were made for the Cosmetics Fair. The cool geometric parts which are arranged like artistic lashes are the perfect match for the look.

For the makeup, I used a fe different ones from Nuuna. The blue “Litzi” stripes that go over the upper part of the face and the amazing “Ninja” in black wich covers the bottom half of the face.

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I wanted to add some scales but more subtile than totally obvious. So I just used the “Dragoness Scales Black Overlay” from Talyia Tarber and for the body I got me the “Dragon Blue Scales” from [Even~Tides].

For the pictures first I wanted an under water scenery, but all that I tried did not really do what I had in mind and so I ended up at ChouChou, one of ma favourite sims for pictures. WithΒ  the wide field of water and all the artistic structures this place always inspires me even more πŸ™‚

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Details

Outfit, Shoes & Head Piece: [E.V.E] Studio – “Atlantis” NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Eye Decor: Elysium – “Eye Deco Charcoal” – NEW @ The Cosmetic Fair

Makeup: Nuuna – “Ninja” & “Litzi”

Scales: [Even~Tides] – “Blue Dragon Scales”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Chibi”

Nails: Nailed It! – “The Style Icon Set”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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News @ Elysium

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Today I have some news from Elysium. I know Aleida Rhode for a long time by now and that makes it always special if you blog for a long time friend πŸ™‚

Today I tried a littleΒ  mix and match of her latest releases. I started… uncommon with the wonderful “Byron Hat”. That wonderful unisex hat is available at TLC in May 2015 so hurry to get yours ;). It comes with a HUD to recolor the hat in all pieces to make sure it matches your styling.

Then I found the wonderful “Louise Boho Pants”. Those leger puffy pants with the totally trendy pattern and colors. I love pants anyways more than anything else so those definitely will make the way to my favourite folder πŸ˜‰

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Since I cannot wear high heels in my RL most of the time, because of the jobs I do, I love them in SL and nearly never wear anything else. But the “Pointy Flats” from Elysium just caught my attention. With the pointy tip they have an elegant character but as well they have a lot of casual with being flat. That made them being the perfect addition for my today’s look.

To complete the look I added a color matching jacket from Wicca’s Wardrobe, actually one of our latest releases, the “Charlotte Jacket” in brown.

With the “Cosmo Glasses” as well from Wicca’s Wardrobe, that totally would be a style I would wear RL as well πŸ˜‰

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Details

Hat: Elysium – “Byron Hat” – NEW (@ TLC)

Pants: Elysium – “Louise Boho Pants”

Shoes: Elysium – “Pointy Flats” – NEW ( @ On9)

Jacket: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Charlotte Jacket”

Glasses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cosmo Glasses”

Hair: LeLutka – “Vibrato”

Furniture: Trompe Loeil – “Cortona Bench”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Aleida – Whitney Houston Memorial

Dress: Aleida – “Whintney Houston Memorial” – NEW

Necklace: Finesmith – “Rehana”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Hair: W&Y – “Hair 37”

Lashes: Panjen – “Lil Stars”

Nails: Candy Nails – “Swallowtail”

Pose: Behaviour Body

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

60L Weekend at Aleida!

Dress: Aleida – “Be my Date” – NEW (60L weekend item)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Radiant”

Nails: Finesmith – “Snowflake”

Hair: Osmose – “Fascination”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Pose: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin