Steampunk with Dead Dollz & EMO-tions

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Steampunk is one of my favourite fashion categories. I love the mechanical ideas, the colors and as well the Victorian touch of most of the styles and designs. Not everything might be steampunk looking first hand but with the right accessories some might be able to transform into it πŸ˜‰

Today I took the fantastic “Octavia” ensemble, wich Dead Dollz released for the Fantasy Collective. The amazing outfit contains skirt, corset and the shoulderpart. The wonderful skirt has amazing ruffles in the back and the tight underbust corset has amazing fabrics and textures. The “Octavia” dress is available in 3 different colors and I chose the brown one for todays post.

To cover the chest I took one of my favourite bras, the “Bettie Bad Girl Bra” from Faster Pussycat.with the golden outlines it went so perfectly with the “Octavia” dress.

For the hair i took one of the newer releases from EMO-tions, called “Tanja”- Tanja is a sweet updo with some smart wisps and a longer front, perfect for the steam punk look πŸ˜‰

To even more point out on the steam punk character of the look I decided to choose my accessories from Pixel Box. The incredible”Steampunk Multi Monocle” together with the “Steampunk Clock” set wich contains a necklace, earrings and the ring – the earrings I did not use for this post – was the perfect addition.

The”Bird Skull” hair accessory, made by LoQ is one of my favourite hair pieces πŸ˜‰ and so I could not resist to add it today again as it looked so sweet together with the book, it gave a little science touch, which I really loved. Such things kinda happen when you just fool around with your headpiece folder to find something that matches your look :p .

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Details

Outfit: Dead Dollz – “Octavia” – NEW

Bra: Faster Pussycat – “Bettie Bad Girl Bra”

Jewelry: Pixel Box – “Steampunk Multi Monocle” & “Steampunk Clock Necklace & Ring”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Twotone Makeup [silver warm-gray]”

Lipstick: {.essence.} – “Lipstick Nude”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Steampunk with Yasum

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Sometimes you have those special moods… RL becomes very heavy and you kinda use a few hours in the evening to escape your daily routine.

So it was a few days ago when I was wandering around restless and did not really know what to do as dark thoughts were not willing to release my head.

Out of the blue I found myself in a conversation with an old friend. We know each other for quite sometimes and even if we do not talk on a daily base we seem not to forget each other.

She released a new, cool design kinda ready for the “October Fest”. She showed it to me and usually she knows me very well and when she said “Probably not your cup of tea” I had to grin. Usually she is damn right with her opinion of me but this time for some strange reason I had an idea in mind for exactly that piece she just created.

I am talking about the “Bavarian Shugar” pants of Yasum.

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The “Bavarian Shugar” pants immediately put a steam punk idea in my head. With the sexy high-waisted but short pants, the cute suspenders and the sexy bra make a perfect ensemble for the October Fest, but as well for a super sexy and neat steam punk look πŸ˜‰ .

The pants come with a huge HUD to change the textures on the pants,the buttons and the top t various textures and colors.

I paired the sweet ensemble with the “Steampunk Hat” as well mde by Yasum. The hat as well hasΒ  a huge HUD coming with , wich let you customize the various parts on the hat.

The wings are one of my long time favourite and I often use them for stylings as they are so super detailed and filigree. They are part of the “Fallen Aviator” outfit from E-Clipse.

The shoes are something, that I recently found on marketplace and just could not skip them for my closet :p

The “Hobnails” boots in tan, made by Remarkable Oblivion.

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Details:

Outfit: Yasum – “Bavarian Shugar” – NEW

Fishnest Bolero: GizzA – “Steampunk Outfit” (part of the outfit)

Collar: Catnip – “Ensalved Collar”

Fishnet Tights: Vextra – “Messing” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: Remarkable Obvilion – “Hobnails”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva” – NEW

Armparts: TURB – “Ellbow Protector”

Wings: E-Clipse – “Fallen Aviator” (part of the outfit)

Hair: Baiastice – “Elon”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News @ Wicca’s Wardrobe

Wicca & Saz Corset Vendor

Today I am very excited to announce that I finally released my short series of corsets with matching jeans and bolderos πŸ™‚ . It is a short collection of 6 different patterns and fabrics that iI was working on for quiet some time now. In RL I am addicted to corsets so it was a long time dream to make some in SL as well that would be kinda the style I could like to wear. Usually if you hear corsets many have only the fetish vision or a medieval look in their mind, but corsets can be so much more and they can be part of every day wear as well.

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A corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing this item, or with a more lasting effect). Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though women are more common wearers.

In recent years, the term “corset” has also been borrowed by the fashion industry to refer to tops which, to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without actually acting as one. While these modern corsets and corset tops often feature lacing or boning and generally mimic a historical style of corsets, they have very little if any effect on the shape of the wearer’s body. Genuine corsets are usually made by a corsetmaker and should be fitted to the individual wearer. (Wikipedia)

In the fashion industry corsets became again more and more popular as sexy and modern accessories. And so I am happy to present my short mini corset collection in my store now πŸ˜‰

I packed some full outfits but as well I offer all the corsets, jeans and bolero single, so that you can mix and match them how ever you like πŸ˜‰ .

The pants have a special metal button that gets repeated at the bolero as well. On the first view the boleros are all black but if you take a closer look, each of that 6 different black jackets have a different pattern or feature round the zipper on the arms to match the jeans and corset they belong to. Certainly you can cross mix them as well.

The corsets all have a different texture and a certain style. Anyways if back laced or front laced or with straps and buckles, all of them come in the 5 standard sizes and are mesh made, same as the jeans and the boleros.

I hope you come over and take a look or try the demos and find one you like for your wardrobe πŸ™‚ .

Wicca’s Wardrobe: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/97/141/22

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Models: Sazzy Nirpaw & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Winter Dreams

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This week we had a nother wave of snow in germany and I was grumbling a lot for having the black card of being the one who had to clean the pavement in front of my house from the snow. So I thought I can try to get a better mood for snow, when I make some dreamy winter mood images in SL πŸ˜‰

I started with the “Carley” gown from Miamai. The long shoulder free gown was perfect as a basic for the little winter beauty. For the even more elegant touch I added the bolero of the new “Riga” outfit from SoliDea FoliEs.

The hair is one of the latest releases from EMO-tions called “Solitude” and for the jewelry I decided to go with the “Nur” set from Finesmith.

The makeup comes from a lady I know for a long time and she came back to SL with her new brand – The Makeup Artist. I am talking about Talyia Tarber. I combined the “Angelic Lace Candy” with the “Black Female Swan” and added my favourite lipstick from Silken Moon, “Wicca Lips Lead”.

For snapping the pics I remembered a place where Natzuka brought me once for a shoot The wonderful ambience of the alirium sim, with the pink colors and the snow just made the illusion of a winder dream complete for me πŸ™‚

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Details

Gown: Miamai – “Carley”

Bolero: SoliDea FoliEs – “Riga” – NEW

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Nur” – NEW

Nails: [V] Couture – “Death Nails”

Eyelashes: Damned – “Blossom Eyelashes”

Makeup: The Makeup Artist – “Angelic Lace Candy” – NEW & “Black Female Swan” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Lead”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Solitude” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Water Fairy that wanted to Fly

Today I have something very special for you…

Yesterday I got an outfit from the October’s Trending Fashion Chamber, from October Bettencourt, owner and designer of Captive Designs. The outfit is called “Snakeskin Jumper”, made in brown and green tones. As I put it on and looked at it for a while, I thought that many people will style it just like a casual outfit and I wanted to try something different… And for some strange reason suddenly a steam punk fairy came into my mind… I know that this 2 words usually do not go together well but … it got stuck in my mind. The “Snakeskin Jumper” comes with mesh pants, a short layer and the awesome huge neck collar. I only added a fishnet bolero… or that what was left from it*grins* and those wonderful steam punk wings of the “Fallen Aviator” outfitΒ  from E-Clipse.

The hair is one of the latest releases from Element’ Hair with the name “Camille” and the “Elise” ankle boots are from L&B. To make the steam punk feeling perfect I used the “Guildio” glasses from Crie Style.

While I was styling, I was talking to Malicia Python, owner nd designer of Silken Moon, on Skype. She is working on a special custom skin for me and she TPed over to my home to show me what she did new. While we were talking, I was arranging the scene and had pulled out the swing that I found longer ago and never used before. I was sitting on it and had still a white background and no idea for a picture yet. Suddenly Malicia said why not something fantasy? And we started to search for backgrounds. She showed a super nice one. I loaded it up to second life and she surprised me again with a curved background prim to have more depth in my pic. While I was snapping and crashing because of the shadows all the time I told her, how much I would like to learn more about PS and about some tricks and tips and I showed hr some pictures I really like. As she would talk about the weather, she suddenly started explaining to me, what I could do and try to make my pics more unique and more customized. She told me about features of PS I never heard of before and for me it was like … I do not know how to put it, it was kinda like a little child that left the house for the first time… there are so many possibilities and tricks… before I realized it was 4AM in the morning… I went to bed. The next morning I could not wait to sit in front of my PC and try what I learned the night before and after some hours… after I thought it was finished I could not wait to show it to Malicia and show her what I did with her advises… The results you can see in the 2 pictures of this post *smiles super happy*

Then she suddenly came up with a sweet short novel for this pics and style and that I will not hide from you!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for teaching, helping and making such a nice story for the blog Malicia :)!

The Water Fairy that wanted to Fly

ONCE upon a time there was a water fairy, she loved her fellow water beings, but what she loved most was the birds that flew over the lake. She sighed and said β€žI wish I could fly, tooβ€œ A water spirit heard her and felt like her longing would make her an easy prey. He told her he could give her wings, but this would have a price she must be really willing to pay.

The Fairy did not hesitate one moment. She followed the water spirit to his cave where he plucked her left eye out and put it into his own socket. The poor fairy was in pain, not only her missing eye hurt badly also her back felt like it was going to break. And even worse: as her wings grew, she could not breathe under water anymore. She swam up to the surface and gasped for air. The water spirit followed her and cackled as he saw her cry, because she realized her silly wish had banned her from home forever. As she wished for something that was not her nature.

And even today, when you come to the lake by moonlight, you sometimes see the fairy staring into the lake, where she could see her loved ones with her eye that was left with the water spirit.

Details

Outfit: [CD] Captive Designs – “Snakeskin Jumper” – NEW (mesh)

Fishnet Bolero: GizzA – “Steampunk Outfit” (part of the outfit)

Hair: E’H – “Camille” – NEW

Glasses: Crie Style – “Guildio”

Jewelry: J&W – “Fringe with Silver/Onyx”

Wings: E-Clipse – “Fallen Aviator” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: L&B – “Elise”

Story: Malicia Python

Model, Stylist, Photographer & Artwork: Wicca Merlin

[sys] Winter Collection 2011 Part I

Outfit & boots: [sys] – “Ynuit” – NEW

Hair: LoQ – “Brandy II” /mocha

Glasses: Crie Style – “Felice” /white

Jewelry & Nails: Mandala – “Soul” necklace & earring + “Takara” nails

Poses: Fluke

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Next Christmas special at Mea Culpa!

For a special Christmas offer Mea Culpa will set up two gowns and one pair of shoes for 50% off
They will be changed every wednesday until Christmas ! πŸ™‚

Till next wednesday it will be the Wind of Change for 50%

…and the Bionic Symbiosis for 50%

…the shoes for this week are the Eruption for 50%

The special you will find on the first floor of the MeaCulpa Mainstore as always πŸ™‚

New Releases and a unbelievable Christmas Special at Mea Culpa!!!

Yes it is true, Tatanka Kaligawa, designer of Mea Culpa, again created 4 new designs for Mea Culpa. 2 of them I want to show you today. The other 2 left I will for sure blog here also so keep tuned!

The first one I wanna showcase today is the “Bionic Symbiosis” which we can see also in the first picture above πŸ™‚

“Bionic Symbiosis” is a wonderful gown that again shows the incredible skills and ideas of Tatanka Kaligawa if it comes to new ideas of fashion and couture. The dress it self has a very tight dress and skirt beginning that ends in a firework of huge flexible prims the more it goes down to the ground. The color is made in a wide scale of green and black. The layers are not made of a simple plain texture, it is a wonderful combination of different ornaments and colors that make this gown to something special, to a piece of art we know the designs of Mea Culpa for. The wrist sleeves are also decorated with 2 huge wrist prims that repeat the main theme of the dress in a very interesting way. All the attached prims are kinds wavy and for sure the huge and extraordinary hat add another ‘wow’ effect to the whole design.

The second new release is called “Wind of Change” and it really brings in some fresh wind onto the fashion industry πŸ˜‰

‘This gown is made for a real ladie’s body… very elegant but also extravagant! The awesome combination of pink and black will let every fashionistas heart beat higher πŸ˜‰


Let’s take a closer look on all that wonderful details… the basic skirt layer is an opaque tight pencil skirt that goes down to the ground. Spikes decorate the creation on the right hand side leg and add a lightly dangerous and goth style. The top under the jacket has a light transparent around the basic laced texture. The jacket reminds me on an old english uniform jacket even if it is made like a modern bolero jacket πŸ˜‰ A huge, pink neck collar the puffy arm sleeves and the wonderful hat set this design also for a perfect winter outfit! at th belly button you have a nother detailed prim attachment with a huge purple ge in its center. If you take a look from the side or back you will realize how big that flexible black parts in your back are! The hat has a fur seam and the spikes are repeated from a few tentacle looking long and flexible parts that are longer on the right side then on the left of the hat..again a nice non symmetric detail… πŸ˜‰

If you look at the texture of the jacket you can see that the Mea Culpa designs are really more than just clothing that every single part is made with love to the detail. All filigree black ornaments the shading of colors, the lights and shadows… simply amazing!

As I said that are only 2 of the newest designs of Tatanka Kaligawa…so stay tuned the other 2 I will review soon πŸ˜‰ If you cannot wait you can also peek at the Mea Culpa Mainstore!

Now for something special… Mea Culpa decided to have a Christmas Special! Every Wednesday there will be 2 gowns set down to 50%!!! Yes you heard right… half prize! Also one pairs of shoes will be 50%. All 2 items are available 7 days before they change again on the next Wednesday till christmas.

For this week you have the “Polarlight” gown…

(Picture provided by Mea Culpa)

… one of the new releases… the “Frozen Countess”

(Picture provided by Mea Culpa)

and the “Feeling” heels…

(Picture provided by Mea Culpa)

…this 3 items you can find on the first floor of the Mea Culpa Mainstore until the 8th of december, then they will be changed to the next Christmas Special πŸ™‚

Details

Outfit1:

Gown: Mea Culpa – “Bionic Symbiosis”

Skin: Glam Affair

Outfit2:

Gown: Mea Culpa – “Wind of Change”

Skin: Glam Affair

Model & Photographer(except the last 3 pictures): Wicca Merlin

Halloween is close – Nikita Fride is prepared ;)

Every year on the 31th of october we all can pander our costume addiction and go fierce πŸ˜‰ All is allowed as long as it is lightly scary or neat fierce πŸ˜‰

Nikita Fride did 2 amazing different Halloween outfits and today I wanna show you one of them.

The “Feline” outfit plus the fantastic “Halloween Femme” skin. The skin can be worn with hair base of as a usual one without, both versions are available. The outfit itself is a wonderful combination of a sexy bratop, a bolero jacket and cool pants. A perfect addition are the “Halloween Sneakers” and the punky looking orange socks.

Lets take a closer look on all that amazing details that are part of that cool Halloween outfit. On the left upper leg you can find a nice wool “garter” that looks like part of the cool socks where Nikita Fride put a little and awesome detailed pistol in it. This pistol is hold by also very filigree barbwire, chains and lines. The same love to the detail you will find on the sneakers and the lowers socks. Both are also decorated with very detailed accessories too. The hat is connected to the hair and this complete style is called “Halloween Chic” and you can decided between a normal and a bright version.

The makeup of the “Halloween Femme” also matches perfectly the theme. The big black eyeliner and the orange makeup complete the look. As a highlight you can add the “Long Eyelashes Shine Fall” and your autumn Halloween costume is ready to go out to one of those great parties with πŸ˜‰

What a vehicle our mixture of witch and scarecrow could use? for sure a broomstick πŸ˜‰ Morgane Batista made 6 amazing poses with the matching broom.

The “Take a ride on my broom” pose set was made for Halloween and you can get it in Morgane Batistas Poses Shop.

6 different poses, that will let you look good for every situation πŸ˜‰ The individual poses are 75L, the fatpack is 500L and comes with the 6 brooms.. already rotated, so that you have no trouble editing that broom to yourself πŸ˜‰

This was just one of the 2 Nikita Fride Halloween outfits, so stay tuned the second one will follow soon πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Nikita Fride – “Feline”

Shoes: Nikita Fride – “Halloween Sneakers” /orange

Hair + Hat: Nikita Fride – “Halloween Chic”

Skin: Nikita Fride – “Halloween Femme”

Lashes: Nikita Fride – “Long Eyelashes Shine Fall”

Broom Poses: Morgane Batista Poses Shop – “Take a ride on my broom!”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin