Black & White – Pose Studies with Bauhaus Movement

I was in a Black& White mood again and with the amazing outfit from Moon Elixir, called “Gothique” it was easy to go with those colors. The “Gothique” outfit is a huge gacha set with 22 commons and 2 rares. There is many different versions you can wear, with all the parts being single like the harness is not connected to the pants or the body suit, or the top and the sleeves can be taken off as well.

Sometimes, I just have fu fooling around with poses, not for a special purpose just to practise about angles, crops and new views, or even just to see what you can work with shadows in several angles.

Lately I got a huge pack of poses from Bauhaus Movement, because I was searching ‘no standing’ poses. I realized that I have a lot of modeling poses, but not too many sitting, laying or crouching poses or editorial poses that allow to show a full body shot without having more background that me on my blog pictures.

It is hard if you just go with the general way of modeling poses and then try to make a blog picture that does not show like a million trees and flowers and your avatar gets swallowed by your surrounding especially if you go to a non square format for your pictures. I do like the 4:3, or in general the wider then high proportions for my pictures and so I have to find some solutions for myself. And there is so many more options, that make pictures so much more cool with not just ‘standing and being pretty’ poses 😉 And cropping does help a lot with that but sometimes you just wanna see the whole avatar or at least 90% of it 😉

For those kind of pictures I like a plain simple set or background. When I just wanna play with poses, angles and crops I like it very simple to see the result of the shoots better. That’s why I just put some lamps from neigeux, a wall with a black texture and a frame.

The pack I got from Bauhaus Movement is called “Full Metal Panic” set and has 50 different poses – some even with variations. I really felt the whole pack as a great variety of poses for so many different purposes. Certainly I could not show all 50 of them but I found a few cool ones that worked with today’s outfit. In general I like to wear pants for such pose playing, because with skirts you are way more limited with poses because of the stretching and breaking the skirt or its texture.

Sometimes playing with poses without any special goal can be so much fun and usually I end up with way too many pictures and have a hard time choosing the ones I wanna use for my post :p But I hope you enjoy my selection as much as I did 🙂

Details

Outfit: Moon Elixir – “Gothique” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Hair: Exile “Bad Reputation”

Makeup: .AiShA. – “Be Dramatic” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses: Bauhaus Movement – “Full Metal Panic”

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The more I try… the more I love!

BENTO… the more I try.. the more I love :p

Certainly we have BENTO now for quite some time but the more I look into, I find more and more possibilities and options. I was resisting to get BENTO hands as I did not like the shape of most of them too much and always counted on Slink or Maitreya to come up with their bento hands and I was not disappointed 🙂

We even got both as free updates for the hands we already owned!

The waiting was worth it and paired with the BENTO enabled AOs and animations or poses, it already was a wonderful experience. But when I found a special hands animator to even modify exiting poses for pictures slightly… that finally got me!

I did not yet make up my mind if I wanna use mainly my Maitreya of my Slink hands, so I just change back and forth depending on the accessories I want to wear for each new look.

When I saw the “Hand Poser HUD” from FATE, I did know instantly – I want that! To have control not only using premade poses but being able to adjust poses to make them even better fit for certain purposes – PRICELESS!

I am still in love with my LeLutka Simone head and with all the new face expressions there is so much to play with 😉 Especially the tongue ones I enjoy a lot lately, but as well several photo emotions are available now for a real cool price. They are so easy to install with the injector, which even looks funny with the syringe that appears when you add the injector and load the emotions into your LeLutka head HUD.

With all my BENTO cheering, I do not want to forget about my todays style 😉

It was one of the looks, I put together for one of my GizzA shifts. When I got the “Rodeo Shirt” and the “Grace” mini skirt, I immediately had the imagination of a modern ‘Cowgirl’ looking style.

Giz and Auster are amazing creative designers and over all the time they really became close and dear freinds to me 🙂 Thank you Giz and Auster for all your trust and support!

With the amazing “Indio” boots from Reign –  which as well matched perfectly in colors – I already had the right touch . The suede fabric and the laces on the outsides just made the perfect look. For the necklace I decided to go with a wrapped whip – you never know when a cowgirl will need one :p

Details

Top: GizzA – “Rodeo Shirt [Plaid V1]” (Maitreya)

Skirt: GizzA – “Grace Mini Skirt [Denim]” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Reign – “Indio Thigh High Boots” (Maitreya)

Necklace: CODEX – “Spellwhip”

Hair: .shi – “Binah / M Classic”

Bracelet: L&B – “Swear Holiday”

 Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Loving – Pink” (Maitreya applier)

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Duochrome Eyeshadow” (Maitreya Applier)

Background: #selfie_RAMA – “Iron Wall” (Gacha item)

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Kunoichi

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Kunoichi s a modern term for a female ninja or practitioner of ninjutsu (ninpo).

The term is thought to derive from the names of characters that resemble the three strokes in the kanji character for woman ( onna); said in the order they are written: ku (く) – no (ノ) – ichi (一). Early literary quotes include Enshū Senkuzuke Narabini Hyakuin (遠舟千句附并百韵?) (1680) as well as Maekuzukeshū (前句付集?) (1716), which specifically associates the word with the kanji 女 supporting the etymology. The “くノ一” writing requires the use of one character from each Japanese character set – first hiragana, then katakana, then kanji. While hiragana and kanji can exist in the same word, katakana generally cannot appear in conjunction with the others. There are exceptions to this, for example in “ゴミ箱” and “消しゴム”.

Female ninja are mentioned in Bansenshukai, a 17th-century Japanese book compiling the knowledge of the clans in the Iga and Kōga regions devoted to the training of ninja. According to this document, the primary function of female ninja was espionage, finding legitimate service positions in the households of enemies, to accumulate knowledge by gaining trust or overhearing conversations. One historically accepted example of this is Mochizuki Chiyome, the 16th century noblewoman with ninja roots who was tasked by the warlord Takeda Shingen with recruiting women to create a secret network of a few hundred female spies.

[Wikipedia]

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Sometimes if you just put on one item, you immediately get an idea what you want to do with it… I am sure all of you had that happen at least once. Something like this happened to me when I put on the “Isis” collar and skirt from [sys].

When I put it on, I immediately had the vision of a ninja/asian inspired look. I remembered the awesome “Mei” hair from EMO-tions – that was sold on the south-asia inspired round of On9 – which I decorated with the cool “Albedo Horns” from Ayashi.

To cover my chest, since the feathers of “Isis” collar did not reach down far enough, I used the “Tigress Top” from Apple May Design. As it is a mesh body applier it fit perfectly under the feathers. Certainly a tattoo cannot miss when I style something like this :p This time I wanted something special and so the silver “Genius” tattoo from White Widow was the perfect match. I never made a secret out of it, that White Widow is my favourite tattoo brand… did I? *grins*

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I thought a little bit until I got the idea… but certainly a warrior needs some armor 😉 At least some that looks great for the pictures*giggles*

[LAB737] makes the most amazing armor parts I ever saw. So detailed and as well used looking makes them very realistic and I could not resist to add parts of the “Dragoon” armor to my left arm.

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Now the most complicated to get good pictures – I needed a good Katana and as well cool poses which did not just look like fighting. Certainly I could have sat hours and hours and make me some but then… still the good Katana would be missing since I just had som super old prim ones who kinda looked disgusting for nowadays standard. So I did what I usually do when I am looking for something special… I went to SL Marketplace 🙂

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I found a very little store, with just a few items for sale on MP and instantly fell in love with the “Katana Pose Collection”. A whole set with many variations of 10 different poses and 2 amazing handcrafted Katanas. Even more I was surprised that they were made for a female warrior, so exactly what I wanted. The poses do look more show or performance like than, fighting itself and so they were the perfect animations for the pictures.

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First I tried to build me a photo set, but soon I realized – I do not have the right items nor the knowledge of buildings and sceneries, that would suit the ideas and satisfy the styling. I jumped into the SL search and looked for places with key words like: japanese, warrior, ninja, katana and many more until I found “Kowloon”, a little island, which was empty when I arrived but the buildings and the garden was incredible beautiful. While I was shooting, the sim filled up more and more, but I did not see anyone around me and I became curious. I started to cam around, to spy silently, when I found an arena with a hell of a lot people who had begun a fight. I was so excited to see that, to see them fighting with Katanas and all kind of asian weapons, that I stopped shooting for a bit and just watched without disturbing them. I had so much fun watching them, that I nearly forgot to finish my shooting. It was an amazing afternoon and as well a lot of fun and I enjoyed the trip to a past time, that is totally new to me.

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Isis”

Top: Apple May – “Tigress Top” (mesh body applier)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Mei”

Horns: Ayashi – “Albedo Horns”

Armor: [LAB737] – “Dragoon”

Shoes: [MODA] – “Erica”

Tattoo: White~Widow – “Genius”

Makeup: Madrid Solo – “Raven’s Fight”

Lipstick: blackliquid – “Lip Line”

Poses & Katana: [Quixotica] – “Katana Pose Collection”

Location: Kowloon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Sittin’ on the Dock

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Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah

[Otis Redding]

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Again I have the pleasure to showcase one fo Asia Rae’s latest news. The “Nubuk Jumpsuit” is available in different colors and amazing piece for your everyday wardrobe. It is not too tight so it gives a comfortable feeling but as well it is not wide enough to look like a sack… so perfect in between. With the open front a the top it gets a loosely and smart look. The overall has rolled up arms and legs, so that you even can wear boots with it. Like the “Lucille” boots from Hoorenbeek.

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For the scarf I took one of my long time favorites from  +grasp+. I wanted kinda a touch of a dock working person, even if in a not as dirty look*giggles*, maybe I just arrived and the pics were made before I started working 😉

The hair comes from Entwined and the wonderful tattoo certainly from White Widow.

It was a lot of fun to fool around at the docks and get some shots done 🙂

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Outfit: [AR] (Asia Rae): “Nubuck Jumpsuit”

Shoes: Hoorenbeek – “Lucille Boots”

Scarf: +grasp+ – “Skull Desert Scarf”

Hair: [Entwined] – “Dahlia”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Insidious”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Snow Fun!

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Snow Song

She sat there, eyes open wide
And she watched the snow cover the ground outside
Mittens on her hands
A smile ear to ear
She said, “In California
It hasn’t snowed in years.”

So come outside
And we can watch the sky
Turn up your palms
And open your hands up wide
Come outside
And open up your eyes

Sitting next to me
She ties her scarf on tight
Winter can leave you crying
But it brightens up her eyes
And show kisses her cheek
Where I want to be
And rests on her shoulders
Like in her New York dreams

So come outside
And we can watch the sky
Turn up your palms
And open your hands up wide
Come outside
And open up your eyes

Walk with me…
Take my hand I’ll lead you down these city streets
Won’t you walk with me?
Won’t you walk with me?

When she says goodbye
She turns around and smiles
The next time it snows
I’ll be on her mind

[Ron Pope]

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 Details

on Sazzy

Jacket: [MotiAme]  – “Duffle Coat”
Pants: ISON – “Side lace Pants”
Scarf: Rebel Hope – “Mesh Wrap Scarf”
Shoes: fri. – “Wendy.Boots”
Hair: [LoQ’ue] – “Tequila”
Makeup: MUA – “MakeUp Set – Soft – Eyes Only”
Skin: Glance Skins – “Sigrid – June – Glossy 03”

on Wicca

Jacket: Enna – “Female Jacket”

Pants: Maitreya – “Panel Leggings”

Scarf & Hair: Maitreya – “Voluminous Scarf Hair”

Shoes: Miel – “Timber Boots”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Poses & Props: oOo Studio

Models: Sazzy Nirpaw & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 10/18/2014 – Featuring LeeZu & PurpleMoon

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Lately I am a lot on to colored stylings… maybe that’s the autumn vibe 😉 So before the dark Halloween days start I use my colored moods a bit more 😉

Today I would like to showcase one of the newest releases from LeeZu together with the amazing new “Croco Boots”, that PurpleMoon released for the Instruments event.

The “Li-Belle” outfit is an ensemble of hotpants jacket and top. All of them are available in various color combinations so you will find your favorite one at the LeeZu Mainstore. The super sexy hotpants are made with some very aerial fabric and it nearly looks like as the short pant sleeves would move with every wind breeze ;). The jacket again is a little master piece of LeeZu again. The long sleeves are open at the outsides. A perfect look for the last sunny moments in the autumn season. Both, the hotpants and the jacket are mesh made and only the top comes in a layer version to fit perfectly under the jacket.

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The boots are again the “Croco Boots” from PurpleMoon.. I know I already showcased them, but they are so amazing, that I had to wear them again in another color ;). You will find the boots at the Instruments event till the end of October.

The amazing earrings are made by Chop Zuey and with the golden metals and the possibility to recolor the gems to match the look the “Don’t call me Betty” earrings were the perfect choice.

With the glasses from Crie Style and one of my favourite hair styles from EMO-tions I felt ready for a sweet afternoon walk over the grid, where I found this amazing little garden house wich was part of the last Collabor 88. Perfect scenery for a perfect autumn look 😉

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Details

Outfit: LeeZu – “Li-Belle” – NEW

Shoes: PurpleMoon – “Croco Boots” – NEW @ The Instruments

Earrings: Chop Zuey – “Don’t call me Betty” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Cameron”

Nails Polish: Nailed It – “French Manicure Set”

Glasses: Crie Style – “Kabuki”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Poses: EverGlow

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 09/10/2014 – Autumn with PurpleMoon & LeeZu

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Today I am very happy to showcase a look made with items from PurpleMoon  & LeeZu, 2 of my favourite designers for years.

The days get shorter, the trees get more and more colored in red and yellow tones, so my mood was totally autumn today 😉 .

The amazing “Erica” jacket, wich includes the top is made by PurpleMoon. It comes with a huge HUD, that let you change the jacket and the shirt separately to various colors.

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The “Milan”pants from LeeZu are one of those things, that I like to wear again and again. The are timeless and you as well can choose between a long and a short version. Today I chose the short version as I wanted to wear the new “Croco Boots” from PurpleMoon. The “Croco Boots” you will not find at the main store for now, as it is the contribution for the Instruments event of October 2014.

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Details

Jacket: PurpleMoon – “Erica” – NEW

Pants: LeeZu – “Milan”

Shoes: PurpleMoon – “Croco Boots” – NEW @ The Instruments

Hair: Maitreya – “Sasha”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Makeup: Launa Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow [Golden/Green]

Lipstick: Launa Fauna – “Lipstick [Neutral 2]

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Casual Chic… or something like that ;)

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Last week I was walking a show, that was dedicated to German designers in SL. Most of them are little stores and brands and for some I did not even know that they are German like me :p.

One of those brands I did never hear of before was F.owl. I got the beautiful “Wonderland – Doll Dress” for the show, something I might not have chosen by myself, but for the show I had to style it. The dress itself is mesh made. The bottom is a solid black fabric and the top has a sweet lace looking texture. I was looking for quite some time at the dress and thought what kind of look I could do with it. Usually if I need some inspiration, I get some music on, or I look through RL fashion magazines. This time I decided to go for music. I was listening to a mixture of Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette, as the idea for my look was growing in my head.

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(Picture from the Show by Annough Lykin)

I added the “Glitter Tights” in gold from LeeZu and the “Flutter Boots” by lassitude & ennui. The “Glitter Tights” I loved so much, because they have a black sheer base and some golden highlights around the knees in the front. The “Flutter Boots” I found at the Gothic Fair 2013 and I totally fell in love with them. The are boots with not too high heels but still they are not that kind of heavy and huge as most of the boots you see on the grid. The lines in the front and the flat sole with the heels were just perfect for the casual look I was searching  for. Now I still looked kinda usual and nice, but I wanted to give the whole look my little twist. So I added the “Sirah” hairstyle from Burley with that amazing mesh hat and the huge “Twiggy” glasses from LeeZu. For the jewelry I decided to go with a simple high neck collar and ready was the styling 🙂 Even if I might have not bought this dress for my self, it turned out to soemthing I really liked ;). Overall it came out as a casual, but still stylish look that could be worn as an everyday outfit.

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Details

Dress: F.owl – “Wunderland – Doll Dress” (mesh)

Hair: Burley – “Sirah” (mesh)

Boots: lassitude & ennui – “Flutter Boots” (mesh)

Makeup: Elysium – “Geometrica Line”

Lipstick: blackliquid – “black gloss”

Glasses: LeeZu – “Twiggy”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Breathtaking News & Timeless Favourites by Mea Culpa & PosESioN!!! Starring Dahriel & Wicca

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(Wicca Merlin: Mea Culpa – Back Mamba & Dahriel: Mea Culpa – Painless Obedience; Pose: PosESioN – Hamlet)

Lately my sweet little brother Dahriel, owner and creator of PosESioN, came across that we both liked a lot what the other did and we talked about to do some pics together. I adore his picture skills for a very long time and I was very happy, when he told me he would love to do some weird stylings and art with me together. All of  sudden he IMed me if I could style anything with Mea Culpa and purple, as he wanted to wear the “Illusory Wisdome” outfit from Mea Culpa. I was thinking on one of my long time favourites of Mea Culpa, the “Hopeless Illusion”. It was one of the very first creations of Tatanka Kaligawa, owner and designer of Mea Culpa. For the poses we used some of the latest releases of PosESioN. As Dahriel and me got dressed he rezzed one of his new skyboxes for the picture and I got huge eyes… The whole skybox was in purple and black and had a look like it could have been a location of a Tim Burton movie! Dahriel and me discovered that we both like Tim Burton a lot – another thing we share as so many others, that we discovered before and I felt even more how much I love my little brother 😉

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(Wicca Merlin: Mea Culpa – Hopeless Illusion & Dahriel: Mea Culpa – Illusory Wisdome; Poses: PosESioN)

For the next picture we decided to go with one of the latest releases from Mea Culpa, the “X-treme Mirrors”.

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(Wicca Merlin & Dahriel: Mea Culpa – X-treme Mirrors; Poses: PosESioN)

The “X-treme Mirrors” is part of the X-treme line of Mea Culpa, a special line, that combines fetish elements with high fashion designs. Again Dahriel rezzed one of his various skyboxes and again it was perfect for the whole scenery… he has the eye for the special detail. More and more I enjoyed our evening that we had together… all the stylings, like for the “X-treme Mirror” I had an idea and he came up with another one, or the other waxy round and we started to mix and match our ideas according to the other… I felt like in heaven. The wonderful mirrors on the “X-treme Mirrors”brought us to the idea to make the picture like there would be a mirror in the middle of the picture. Dahriel mirrored the pose he had for himself and the room as well and with all the amazing details of the “X-treme Mirrors”, the glasses, the wonderful headpiece and the amazing textures the whole picture became art for me.

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(Wicca Merlin: Mea Culpa – Oppressive Prophecy & Dahriel: Mea Culpa – El Matador; Pose: PosESioN – Matador)

Dahriel got he wonderful “El Matador” outfit from Mea Culpa and I had immediately the idea, the “Oppressive Prophecy” would make a perfect match for another couple shot with Dahriel. The gold decorations of both outfits are just like made for ech other. Both outfits have a black basic and with all the amazing prims of the “Oppressive Prophecy” I go the idea of if a fashion matador and his fashion victim. Dahriel loved the idea and started immediately to create the perfect pose. As we thought about a location we agreed because of all the black and gold tines we wanted to have sand and rocks with kinda an arena style for the amazing “Matador” pose from PosESioN.

I would like to thank my little brother Dahriel for an amazing afternoon and evening. For a long time I felt the first time that there is a soul that is somehow connected to mine with all the weird stylings and picture ideas. Our minds are so close that sometimes it scares me 😉 , but I could not think of a better little brother than Dahriel! This was a wonderful and amazing time with such incredible pictures and I really hope that this was just a start and we can do many more like this little brother!!!

Details

Picture 1:

Outfit Wicca: Mea Culpa – “Black Mamba”

Outfit Dahriel: Mea Culpa – “Painless Obedience”

Pose: PosESion – “Hamlet” – NEW

Picture 2:

Outfit Dahriel: Mea Culpa – “Illusory Wisdome”

Outfit Wicca: Mea Culpa – “Hopeless Illusion”

Hair: EMO-tions

Poses: PosESioN

Picture 3:

Outfit Wicca & Dahriel: Mea Culpa – “X-treme Mirrors” – NEW

Poses: PosESioN

Picture 4:

Outfit Wicca: Mea Culpa – “Oppressive Prophecy”

Outfit Dahriel: Mea Culpa – “El Matador”

Pose: PosESioN – “Matador” – NEW

Photographer: Dahriel

Models: Dahriel & Wicca

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