Who says it always has to be a Bikini?

Do you know that feeling, when you get told by people what you can do and what you can’t do?

I do and sometimes I am getting tired of it πŸ˜‰ That usually brings out the little rebel in me and I do want to prove them I can do everything I want – usually in SL that is easier than in RL, but it works in both worlds somehow πŸ˜‰

I was in such a mood, when I put on the new lingerie from [Gos]. With the “Diana” lingerie set, I was thinking about an idea for pictures. I tried all the usual stuff first – laying n a bed, a couch or a sofa… on the ground with some aerial, wavy cloth… all looked ‘ok’ but none did the ‘WOW’ for me. That made me think of something completely different. Why not doing a summer, pool inspired scenery. Like you come from work, or you were on a walk with your dogs and you see that amazing pool and have no swimsuit or bikini? If you have a lingerie like the “Diana” lingerie from [Gos], it is not a problem to use that for a quick refreshment *snickers* Who says it always has to be a bikini?

When I saw the cute “Fun in the sun Frenchies” gacha from Bee Designs, I fell in love with the little puppies in a blink. The gacha holds 4 different kinds of little dogs in 4 different coat colors – Swimmers, Held Puppers, Companions and Wanderers besides the 3 special rares. They are so cute and adorable I simply could not resist to not have them in my pictures πŸ˜‰

The amazing pool decor you can find at the actual round from the Liaison Collaborative, made by Bee Designs.

As well an awesome new release you can find at the actual anniversary round of the Cosmopolitan events which only has a few days left. The “No.I don’t” hair style from no.match.

The perfect hair style for a warm, sunny summer day. With the little knot up at the back head and the long hair falling down your back it is perfect for swimming as well πŸ˜‰

Typical for no.match you get a lot of different possibilities for the color HUDs. I really love the hair textures of no.match an as well the special blond tones, they go so very well with my skin tone and the no eyebrow trademark that I now have for quite a few years.

Last but not least I would like to drag the view on the amazing “Diana D’Orsay” pumps as well made by [Gos]. With the delicate lace and the second color high light option at the back of the foot, they match perfectly to the lingerie, which as well has solid parts and amazing lace parts. The best advantage is, the color HUDs of both make a perfect match , because they hold all the same colors πŸ˜‰

Outfit & Accessories

Lingerie: [Gos] – “Diana Lingerie Set” (Maitreya) – NEW @ UBER

Shoes: [Gos] – “Diana D’Orsay Pumps” (Maitreya) – NEW @ FaMESHed

Body Jewelry: (AMD) – “Body Jewelry – Gold” (Maitreya)

Jewelry: AvaWay – “Emmanuelle Back Necklace #1”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.I Don’t” – NEW @ COSMOPOLITAN

Makeup: Zibska – “Delight” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Delia” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

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

Tattoo: RedFish – “Sexy Flower” (Maitreya)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity – “Pool Bunny Vol 2” & Body Language – “FineSand” (Bento)

Set:

Dogs & Pool: JIAN – “Fun in the Sun Frenchies” (Gacha)

Pool Deco: Bee Designs – “Pool Decor Gacha” (Gacha) – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborarative

Location

Wicca’s Wardrobe (Garden Parcel)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Summertime and the living is easy…

… for those who like summer most likely yes *giggles*

Thank god in SL you do not feel any temperature and can enjoy summer quite a little more, without sweating all the time like in RL.

I again found a bikini, which I truly like and again I was facing the question… what else than laying on a beach or hanging out in a pool I could do for a picture. I mean there is nothing against those scenarios, but I do not like to do that in RL plus that would make just another of those kind of summer loving pictures. A&Y always is special to me – I love her designs, I love the way how the textures are and I do love the futuristic character that all her creations have. Because of that, I just do not wanna make an easy picture with it. To me it alway requests something strong and special.

For the “Electra Cyber Bikini” from A&Y you have the option to wear it as a full set (already linked) or you can wear only top or pants single as well. As usual you have the amazing HUD that we all know from A&Y to customize the bikini itself (2 parts), straps and metals. To underline the amazing straps I added an arm harness from L’Emporio.

While I was looking for shoes, I saw the latest release from [Gos] and it felt like the shoes were made for my look! The “Bella Thong Platforms” are part of the actual round of FaMESHed and with the straps all over the feet and around the toe they completely matched the outfit. Like always the shoes come for all the popular mesh bodies and with the Boutique, the Blueberry and the Metalic HUD. What I do like a lot os that [Gos] includes a materials and a non materials version for the shoes. You can decide if you want to take a picture with the ambiance occlusion shown or jut have a clear view on the shoes.

Yesterday I was talking to Falbala Fairey again after a long time. We both were busy with RL and even more I was happy when I saw her in the audience, when I did that interview with Trouble and Kess for SL15B (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=F8lihXKTySk)

After the interview we did a call on Discord and had a nice long chat about what has happened over the time. Many good news and a things were shared and I was in a really good mood when she suddenly asked if she could show me something. Certainly she could :p. A few minutes later I had a folder and very shy sis in my ears when she said “Maybe you can try them and tell me what you think?” I peeked and it was… POSES! I love poses and the more I love them when they come from a person I feel close to πŸ™‚ Little sis makes poses now! Here store is called Fairey Poses and what I instantly felt, when I tried the poses, was that those poses are done by someone that blogs fashion for along time. All the poses I got were strong and well thought poses for fashion photography. It was refreshing to see some edgy poses as well and especially the crouch and lean against the wall poses made their way right into my heart. It is so rare to find really cool and swag poses for fashion photography. The more I was happy to find exactly those 2 kind of poses made by Falbala!

Enough for today… I need to take a look at Fairey Poses now, to see what else Falbala made!

Outfit & Accessories

Outfit: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Bikini” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Good Vibes Fair

Shoes: [Gos] – “Bella Thong Platforms” (Maitreya) – NEW @ FaMESHed

Arm (right): L’Emporio – “Harness Arm” (Maitreya)

Legs: [ Sakide ] – “Yleria Leg Straps” (Maitreya)

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming”

Glasses: .::Nanika::. – “Agnes Sunglasses Silver”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Shredder Claws” (Maitreya, bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [NYNE] Hair – “Penny”

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Fae Lipsgloss” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – β€œSimone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – β€œLara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – β€œPores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Tattoo: .pichi. – “Pretty Blossom” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Fairey Poses – “Crouched 1″ & ” Waiting for you 1″

Seat: .birch. – “Mery Ottoman Black & Silver”

Background: Foxcity – “Photo Booth – Short Circuit” (Gacha, Rare)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Monney Penny with GizzA

Outfit: GizzA – “Bathing Suit Feather” – NEW

Shoes: N-Core – “Stylus”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Casino Royal”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Money, Creditcard & Pose: [LAP]

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Oceane Body Design – Skins for the Fashionista

Lately Morgane Batista told me about her favourite skin maker…Oceane Grumiaux, owner and designer of Oceane Body Design. Morgane made me so curious that I had to take a look at Oceane’s store. I was not able to look for long before Morgane popped in there as well and made me meet Oceane herself. I have to admit as I was looking around I really was surprised… Such great realistic and detailed skins…lashes,Β  makeups, eyes and eyelashes… why I never was here before?!? Oceane herself is a very kind and nice person and we started taking. In the end she gave me one of her wonderful skins and one of her makeup packages. Please let me introduce “Terry”…

As many know I am a very light skin type usually and so “Terry” in cream was the perfect skintone for me. The body is wonderful and such high quality in every detail – really amazing! Such awesome shadows and lights give the whole skin a very realistic look.

What really got me was that all of her makeups fit perfectly on her skins. often if I was wearing lipstick the original lip color of the skin came through on the boarders or even through the whole lips. For that Oceane made a natural skin variation where you can add all of her makeups and it looks like they are originally on the skin.

On the top of this picture on the right side we have the natural version of “Terry” without any makeup. On the left upper side we have the “Terry Smoke” variation. The 2 on the bottom are the first of in total 10 makeups that come with the “Mistress Mood” makeup package.

The lips are stunning with a very light gloss, but not too much and the eyes are beautiful dark smokey eyes. I never thought that I could enjoy so many different red and pick shades and that each one looks so different on the total look. I definitely will keep Oceane Body Design in my mind now and I am curious about new makeups and skins in the future of Oceane Grumiaux πŸ™‚

Details

Skin: Oceane Body Design – “Terry” /cream natural & smoke

Makeup: Oceane Body Design – “Mistress Mood” /full makeup package

Jewelry: Finesmith Design – “Noir”

Outfit: LeeZu – “Monokini” /black

Hair: LoQ – “Tiramisu”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

H&S – Bikini for Avantgarde Lovers or Jewelry? ;)

A few days ago I got a big surprise from Nicki Vervain, designer of Hot and Sparkling Fashion Co. (H&S). It was named “Spotlight Jewelry Set Blue” and after I unpacked it I was expecting a nice and sweet jewelry set… but way not^^. As you can see in the pic above it is more kinda outfit and I decided for me it would be a perfect bikini for the upcoming summer. 3 attachments make the full outfit. You attach them on chest and pelvis plus the amazing mask. The diamonds have a wonderful glow…

After the last avantgarde outfit I got from her… and now the ‘jewelry bikini’ I really will have an eye on H&S to see what else Nicki Vervain comes up with πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: H&S – “Spotlight Jewelry Set” /blue

Hair: PurpleMoon

Boots: J’s

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Can swimwear be avantgarde or couture? – Mad Diva shows it!!!

I never thought about that it would be possible to wear a bikini and still show my love and addiction to the extraordinary fashion πŸ˜‰ Kalyabreeaa Capelo showed me different. She made a bikini, named “Yula” that totally will be my choice for the upcoming summer season!

The whole “Yula” bikini is made of prims, no clothing layers at all but it covers all needed parts πŸ˜‰ The basic color is a mixture of black metal and red… again a plus as that are my favourite colors as well πŸ˜‰ For the shoulder ring you can decide between a straight one like I am wearing for the pics, that goes around both shoulders and then there is another version that more diagonal and lays on one shoulder higher than the other. Swimwear goes couture πŸ™‚ I guess Kalybreeaa Capelo, designer of Mad Diva showed of in an incredible way that this os possible and very sexy as well πŸ™‚ You really should make your way to the Mad Diva Mainstore and see by yourself how innovative and new all the designs are! Or you can watch the Claim the Fame shows on every Wednesday as well where Kalyabreeaa Capelo is one of the contestants as well and shows a male and female outfit every week πŸ˜‰

Details

Bikini: Mad Diva – “Yula”

Skin: Glam Affair

Hair: Miamai

Earrings: Finesmith Designs

Shoes: SLink

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Garded Secret by Taliya Tarber – Skins for the brave fashionista!

We all know Taliya Tarber as an excellent and incredible photographer, but she decided to take a break from taking pictures to follow her new passion… she started creating skins and I have to admit they are way beyond any expectations. She gets all her ideas and wonderful skills into that skins and I am very proud that I am allowed to show her first line on my blog…

“Smoked Charm” this wonderful skin is called and it comes with all options you can think on! You have the option to wear it with or without cleavage features, with french nails or even without any nail polish, even on the ones that like fingernails she thought with one option that just shows the basic skin and you can add every prim nails without wearing nail gloves to cover the nails of the skin. Also you can choose between dark and light eyebrows. To identify she has her own little code that is to read like the following:

CL = Cleavage
NCL= No Cleavage
FM = French Manicure
NN = No Nails
LTBR = Lighter Brow
DKBR = Darker Brow

To speak about eyebrows, Garded Secret included 4 different shapes for the eyebrows…

All eyebrow shapes are modify and you can edit them as you like.

The “Smoked Charme” here show in the pale tone is also available in fair, tan, bronze and dark bronze.

If you make your way to the Garded Secret Mainstore you also will find skins with a limited edition. That means Taliya Tarber limited special skins with special makeups up to 25 on the whole grid. Further you will find eyes and lashes as well made by Garded Secret.

Details

Skin: Garded Secret – “Smoked Charme” /pale

Clothing: Staged – “Mother Nature” Bikini /autumn

Jewerly: Kunglers – “Bamboo” set /natura

Face Tattoo on first and last pic: White Widow – “Vines” /copper

Body Tattoo: Inflict – “Rebellion”

Poses: Body Talking – “Funky Lola 6” & “Aphrodita 8.v1”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

New Release at Leezu! Summer time – Bikini time :)

Summertime…finally summer arrived! And for sure LeeZu has the matching clothing for the season πŸ™‚ The latest release is a stunning Bikini named “Boho”.

This amazing beachware outfit can be worn with the short wrapped skirt or without. It comes in many lovely summer colors so one for each likings πŸ˜‰ At the chest you have an awesome petal attachment in a pink/rose color palette. Perfect matching shoes you can find at Courtisane πŸ˜‰ For example the “La Sauvage” pumps, that also come in various colors to fit every color of “Boho” πŸ™‚

Hurry to the LeeZu Mainstore and get yours πŸ˜‰ to be prepared for the beach saison πŸ™‚

Details

Bikini: LeeZu – “Boho”

Shoes: Courtisane – “La Sauvage”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Maimai – Sneak Preview on the new bikini collection and some of the Latest Releases!!!

(Swimsuit: Miamai – “Bettie” /black & cream, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Now I have the great honor and pleasure to give you a little peak on the new bikini and swimsuit collection that monica Outlander, designer of Miamai, will release tomorrow!

The “Bettie” swimsuit we had already in the picture above. It has a light vintage touch with the high neckline and the low leg seam and with the right accessories you can create a perfect pin-up look with this amazing new swimsuit πŸ™‚

(Swimsuit: Miamai – “Bo” swimsuit, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The second new swimsuit is called “Bo” and comes in many great colors.

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

This sexy beach outfit shows off a lot of skin and is perfect for sunbathing πŸ˜‰ The front os covered by an amazing textured stripe that connects the top and the panty while the back is mostly bare and the little panty just covers the needed part at the ass πŸ˜‰ There are more colors than I have in my pictures so just take a look at the Miamai Mainstore to see what else colors you can get πŸ™‚

Up next we have the “Uka” bikini:

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

A very sexy and short bikini with an amazing shoulder part that adds a touch of glamour to the whole bikini. Also this one is available in way more colors then I could have packed in one picture πŸ˜‰ The clothing layers always come in underwear and pant/shirt option. This makes it possible to wear a cute tatoo under it also πŸ˜‰

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The next swimsuit you can wear not only on the beach, it is also a very sexy piece that brave girls can wear for a hot disco night in a beach disco πŸ˜‰

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

“Eva” is an awesome combination of a colored, laced middle part, framed of a black pants part and a black bra. The color breaks the black in a very sexy way with the laced texture that let you peak on the skin of the belly;) The back just is covered by a slim line that holds the top in place.

A great honor was given to me, as monica Outlander asked me to model for one of her vendor ads for the “Circus” outfit:

(Picture by monica Outlander, designer of Miamai)

This amazing and cute outfit comes in 3 colors: red, blue and yellow.

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

A playfully, non symmetrical,Β  knee-length skirt with a lot of ribbons and colorful decorations, the color matching chest part and the amazing textures make the this outfit to a little piece of art πŸ™‚

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

With “Khari”, Miamai created a lovely half long dress that fits perfect for the actual season. The totally highlight of this dress are the beautiful attachments and the big ribbon in the back. The shoulder parts give the dress a light elegant touch and i think it would fit perfect for a romantic walk through the evening with your love πŸ˜‰ “Khari” is avail able in 4 colors: red, black, green and purple.

(Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Last but not least a new gown also was part of the latest releases of Miamai. “Ariel” you will find in black, purple, burgundy and blue. The chest part is hold by a very thin line in the back of the neck that crosses lovely over the upper chest part before it closes in the back.

The long skirt is made lightly non symmetric and has a long slit on the right side that shows off the well shaped leg with every step you take. The bra and the skirt are made of a plain texture what highlights perfectly the body part, which is made of a great ornamented dark grey texture. At the left hip you will find a wonderful jewelry part that adds a elegant touch to the whole outfit.

Again monica Outlander created amazing new designs that make it worth that you take the next TP to the Miamai Mainstore to see all the great news that she provides there πŸ™‚