β€œBefore he shuts me down…”

I do love collaborations and if one of your personal photography idols asks you, if you would have an idea that would go with his actual styling… that feels like Christmas, easter and birthday together :p

I always admire people with strong visions, intense emotions, powerful moments and driving colors. As well I am amazed by peoples skills in doing raw shots and how they post process their pictures. It is exciting to see what gets snapped in world and then see what the end results are for the picture, that mostly turns into an art piece then πŸ˜‰

So, you can imagine how excited I got, when Master Nefekalum came into my IM box and asked, if I would have an idea for a styling to what he just had put together. He as well sent me a gyazo of his look and when I saw it, immediately the movie Ex Machina came to my mind. The Android girl Ava and Caleb, who has to judge whether Ava is genuinely capable of thought and consciousness, and if he can relate to Ava despite knowing she is artificial.

When I told Master Nefekalum about it, he seemed interested. So I did hurry to put a style together, to show him what I was thinking of. When I sent him the gyazo he had some minor ideas to adjust my look and then he TPed me over to his studio. It is always exciting to me, when I see how other photographers work and I always try to be as easy to work with as I can, to not disturb or interrupt other peoples ideas and visions.

It is so amazing to see how others picture your look and what they do see in your styling. Sometimes it even can go a complete different direction, than you initially thought about.

This time it did not and Master Nefekalum liked my little vision to his style and I was speechless, when I saw the picture and the perfect title he did. So today I just adapted the title of my post to hims and I hope he will not mind it πŸ˜‰

I would like to thank Master Nefekalum for this amazing moment and picture! I secretly hope he will have a situation or style that he will see me fit into again in the future maybe πŸ˜‰

Master Nefekalum’s Style details:

“Before I shut you down…”

You definitely should take a look at his amazing work work on his flickr or blogΒ  to see all his amazing art work!

My Stylecard:

Outfit & Accessories:

Corset: Pixicat – “Temptation Corset – Dark” (Gacha, RARE, XS Size)

Collar: .:Avanti:. – “Nayomi Collar”

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived – Trashed Steel” (Maitreya)

Spine: Salt & Pepper – “Skeleton Spine” (Maitreya)

Rings: Meva – “Maitreya Bento Rings – Silver” (Maitreya)

Claws: Meva – “Bento Claws – Silver”

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: A&Y Cybernetics – “Cyro”

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Upper Arms & Legs, Nip Cover & Panties: [V-Tech] – “Forbidden Experiment Set” (Maitreya)

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Ginny Zafiro Skin” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Teck Skin Appliers: *YS&YS* – “Pris” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Eyes (right): CURELESS[+] – “Surgical Eyes”

Photographer:

Master Nefekalum (Ephemeral Skye)

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ Black Fair

For this event we have Tia, a statement making ensemble comprised of a top and pants made to fit Maitreya’s Lara, Slink’s Hourglass, and Belleza’s Freya. A stunning cut out on the front and back of the top is eye catching and unique. Both the top and the bottom comes with its own HUD that offer an incredible amount of styling options. The top and bottom are sold individually and each have fatpack versions. The single top offers one color and HUD for staps/waist ornament and 3 metals. The single pants offer one color and a HUD for the strap, pocket and 3 metals. The fatpack top HUD offers 16 colors and 3 metals for top and straps. The fatpack pants offer 7 jeans/denim, 4 leather colors and 3 metals on its HUD.

Taxi to the Black Fair: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Rock/191/190/24

Pink Therapy!

Pink always was and is a challenge to me. Some of you might remember times, when I tried to act like I had a pink allergy and even had a special skin with pimples and spots. Or if I got pink outfits for shows, I always predicted I had to have my medicine and pills with me to not get those allergy symptoms again. It was fun times and for what ever reason even nowadays people approach me about that allergy πŸ˜‰

That even more encourages me sometimes, to try something in pink as it can be a very strong color and not just a Barbie girl tone.

First I wanted to do a picture where I sit on an object, because I wanted to showcase the shoes as well as the dress, the hair and the jewelry. I realized, if I just have a simple standing pose, most of the time the shoes get lost in the whole picture as they turn out way to tiny compared to the the rest of the picture. But I did not just want a little close up on the blog either and no hint for my flickr picture.

Everything what I tried to sit on – that did not seem boring and strong enough as well as matching my mood – did not work out. After some time I really got frustrated and had to step away from the whole thing. I logged out and went to the couch, to continue reading my book. After a couple of hours, I took a look at the watch and it was not yet that late. I thought I should give it another try and see if now the muse would be genuine enough to come back and maybe even kiss me again.

First I did throw the idea away to pose sitting on something and reduced the set drastically to some lights and effects from E.V.E Studio. I still was I a certain mood, which I wanted to express via the pictures as well. Something pensive, lightly fragile and with – here I have to credit Ephemeral Skye, since he was so kind to listen to my frustration and had kind words, which helped to go back to the whole project – “a hint of defiance in her as well”. It made me speechless that he tried to see “behind” the picture and saw what I tried to aim for. He is an incredible artist, which I adore personally for his creativity and ideas and if someone with that outrageous skills gives you such kind words… that is really motivating I have to admit and I am really grateful about that.

If you have a very minimal background, poses and angles count even more to have an interesting picture in the end. I love to jump into my Poseidon poses folder when I try to have a strong mood or attitude in mind. I have no idea how Gryphon Vendetta does it, but he ALWAYS hits the nail on the head when he makes his poses. They are so strong and expressive, even if they have an ’emo’ feeling to them. You can play with the angles amazingly with Poseidon poses as there is always more than one view that works. With the right crops you can even use extreme poses or flying poses without having their initial purpose shown.

Before I now go back to my inventory and look, what I could use for my next look, I would like take a closer look at the shoes, even if they are shown in the picture at the beginning. I so often feel that shoes are underestimated and as well way too often taken for granted.

The new “Charlie Platform Sandals” are available at the actual round of Fameshed (like the amazing dress that I am wearing for todays post as well). The perfect spring season heels come as usual for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza feet and have the amazing 3 new HUDs that [Gos] includes for all their new releases. The Boutique HUD for the amazing [Gos] colors we all know,Β  as well the Metallic and the Blueberry HUD with matching colors for your Blueberry clothing.

Afterall I have to admit… pink isn’t that bad πŸ˜‰

Outfit & Accessories:

Dress: [Gos] – “Charlie Wrap Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Fameshed

Shoes: [Gos] – “Charlie Platform Sandals” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Fameshed

Collar & Brows: Zibska – “Florenz”

Cuffs: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Mordrem”

Rings: *elise* – “Brenda” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: ::SG:: – “Catarina” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: A&Y Cybernetics – “Cyber Ghost”

Makeup: Zibska – “Agafia Eyemakeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Pixie Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

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

Poses & Props:

Poses: Poseidon

Props: E.V.E Studio – “Heart Stars-Leaves” & “Sunny Spells”

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ GachaLand April 2018

We are excited to be participating in the latest Gimme Gacha Production called Gachaland!

Welcome to GachaLand…Please Come Play With Us

For this event we have created a special boot gacha called Ash. These sexy, stylish and unique boots are made to fit Maitreya’s Lara and come in a variety of lengths to please everyone.

There are 2 rares and 20 commons. The rares come with a color and metals HUD that give you a variety of choices for all parts of the boot, including a hide feature for the front strap.

The commons come with a HUD as well and it controls the sole, inner sole, lacing and metals.

Our exclusive offering for this event is the bootie version of Ash. It comes with a HUD as well that controls various parts of the boot.

Taxi to GachaLand: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gimme%20Gacha%20Productions/175/126/1462

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ Ironwood Hills – Paranoia Event (April 2018)

“Ironwood Hills presents: Paranoia!
Ironwood Hills is excited to announce it’s second game – Paranoia – coming April 2018!
We’ve teamed up with some awesome designers to being you not only a new post-apoc / horror themed event but also a free game with some wonderful prizes.”

https://www.facebook.com/IronwoodHills/

We are thrilled to be a part of the Ironwood Hills Paranoia Event! Our excitement is showcased in our Valkyrie boots created especially for this event. This kick-ass post-apoc boot is for the ladies and designed to fit Maitreya, Slink and Belleza. The boots are sold in single colors, but they are also available as a 9 color fatpack that comes with a HUD and includes a bonus color not sold seperately.

Our Ironwood gift is a bloody version of the Chiara Body (female only, Maitreya, Slink Physique & Hourglass) and as well a bloody version of the Psycho mask (in male and female fits). The gifts are only available to those who complete the special storyline-related hunt associated with the event.

Ironwood Hills Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lost%20Boys/80/75/1501

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ Blush March/April 2018

For this round of Blush we have our Eve booties in lovely pastel shades. Eve is made to fit Maitreya, Slink and Belleza. We are offering Eve in a Light Edition Fatpack, Dark Edition Fatpack, and a Mega Fatpack that includes both the Light and Dark Editions. Single colors are available, but do not come with a HUD. Fatpacks have HUDs with 8 colors and 5 metal options, and the Mega Pack has HUDs with 16 colors with 5 metals.

Blush Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Make%20them%20Blush/116/38/2495

“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

No matter where you go, everyone’s connected…

β€œ You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. ”

[Philip K. Dick,Β Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]

I do have an addiction for cyber punk and futuristic looks… but I guess thats not new;)

What is new is the hairstyle from A&Y which I completely fell in love with πŸ˜‰

A&Y always was one of my first choices for cyber or futuristic hair. The ideas of Anabel Crystal, Owner and designer of A&Y, are just incredible amazing. She has that special look to all her creations, when you see designs you immediately know she made them. The “Lucia Cyber Hair” is a perfect example for the incredible eye for the detail of Anabel Crystal. The haistyle is an unsymmetrical one, which I anyways love and it is decorated with amazing tubes on one side, which go around, down the neck to meet the tail on the other side.

What I adore as well is that with A&Y has some super vibrant colors in their hair. You can wear them as one color only or you can use the strong colors to set an accent to your style. That brings me to the amazing HUD for the A&Y hair. When I first used it, it took me a moment, to realize I cannot immediately use it, I have to connect the HUD first to my hairstyle. So you wear your hair, then the HUD and the you use the connect button on the HUD to ‘activate’ both to work together. The great advantage of that HUD is, that you can choose each section, which you want to color separately and clearly labeled. Each part of the tubes, the hair parts and every single decoration. I rarely saw such complex and great HUDs for hair, that are to operate so easy and detailed.

Certainly such a great hair needed a strong look to go with. I wanted to underline the cyber though with a non human skin. I remembered that I got an amazing unusual skin pack from YS&YS longer ago, with 4 very different colored skin tones. The great metal effect for the skin and the face, was part of another skin from YS&YS but it perfectly worked with the Zafiro tone from the “Ginny” pack. With the “Samara” outfit from Wicca’s Wardrobe, the cool stompers from DRD, the cyber arm from Naurolab Inc. and the long claws from Meva the look totally nailed a cyber look for me.

While I was styling the look for today I already got more cyber ideas :p So I guess it should not be too long until my next futuristic post πŸ˜‰

 

Outfit & Accessories:

Outfit & Bracelets: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Samara” (Maitreya)

Shoes: DRD – “p.a.n stompers” (Size 2)

Left Arm: Neurolab Inc. – “EV3 Android” (Maitreya)

Rings: Meva – “Bento Maitreya Rings Silver” (Maitreya)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Claw” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: [A&Y] Cybernetics – “Lucia Cyber Hair”

Hairbase: Mina – “Myla” (LeLutka Applier, part of a hairstyle)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Metallic Lipsticks” (LeLutka Applier)

Body and Tattoos:

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Skin: YS&YS – “Ginny” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Tattoo & Faceart: YS&YS – “Pris” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props:

Background: MINIMAL – “Futuristic Backdrop”

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ The Clique March/April 2018

“The Clique is a Second Life theater, music and sales event celebrating the 1985 classic film, β€œThe Breakfast Club” by John Hughes. Join us as some of SL’s most cherished content creators contribute exclusive items that provide the backdrop and costuming for live theater events set in a modern-day high school environment. Highly regarded live musicians and DJs are scheduled to honor the favored and familiar sounds of a this unique microcosm.”

https://thecliquesl.wordpress.com/

In the spirit of Allison Reynolds (aka the basketcase) we have created Allison, an ensemble composed of pants, pullover, vest and scarf. It comes with a HUD that offers 9 fabric colors and 3 metal colors. Allison fits Maitreya’s Lara, Slink’s Hourglass, and Belleza’s Freya.

We are also offering our Gypsy boots in the Allison edition. This version of the Gypsy boots fits perfectly under the pants and comes with a HUD to color match perfectly with the Allison outfit. This version of our Gypsy boot also offers one more option than the previous version: color change on the shaft. Our Allison Edition Gypsy boots fit all the same bodies as Allison does.

Taxi: The Clique

Now, don’t screw it up, okay?

“This was never my story. It’s yours. Now, don’t screw it up, okay?”

[Babydoll in Sucker Punch]

When I put on the “Poupee” dress from [sYs], I immediately had to think about the movie ‘sucker Punch’. The dress for what ever reason did remind me so badly about Babydoll, one of the characters in the movie, so I had to style ot that way πŸ˜‰

The outfit contains dress, shirt and bow tie – you can wear the dress only as well πŸ˜‰

To bring my imagination to live I added the “Anxiety Garters” that come with the socks from CURELESS. The socks are mesh items, that scared me first as I thought, I would never find shoes to fit over them since mesh layering is always a bit tricky, but the “Hax” boots from {Livalle} perfectly fitted over the socks – PHEW!

I do love horror and thriller movies a lot, especially those who have a mystical or psychological touch to them. Sucker Punch is one of them and I probably saw it like 5 times until now – I tend to forget things over the time and movies can be interesting again then :p Those kind of movies usually have some very special characters with a certain attitude and look. Sometimes they can be really inspiring to take inspiration and style outfits towards that. It is a lot of fun for me at least πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit & Accessories:

Outfit: [sYs] – “Poupee” (Maitreya)

Socks: CURELESS[+] – “Anxiety Garters” (Maitreya)

Shoes: {Livalle} – “Hax – Combat Boots” (Maitreya)

Nails: Slipper Originals – “Deidra” (Maitreya, MMM November 2017)

Makeup & Hair:

Hair: Doe – “Bethany”

Makeup: Izzie’s – “Aegyo Sal” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Metallic Lipsticks” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

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

Poses & Props:

Poses: Exposeur – “Mean Machine”

Bat: Exposeur – “Murder Bat” (Part of the Pose Set)

Background: SAYO – “Biscayne Backdrops – No Vacancy”

Bench: I[BDKX]I – “Basket Bench”

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin