Show me how you Burlesque!

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People love burlesque today because it incorporates all the old-school glamour, satire and highlights the female form – it’s something that many women can actually see themselves doing.
[Baby Doe]

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TUNES

Burlesque, is a form of performing art that reaches back to at least the 1860s in the US. Presented in cabarets, theaters and some other location, burlesque was mostly presented by women. Colorful and laborious costumes as well as mood appropriate music and dramatic lightning, sometimes even fire breathingย  were part of many burlesque shows. The goal was not to totally strip down, more to just take of certain clothing like gloves and stockings, which sometimes spoke louder as a common striptease.

Burlesque lost it’s popularity towards the simple strip in the 1920/30s, but in it was never totally gone and got back some popularity way later with Hollywood productions and several organisations and clubs that try to keep the burlesque feeling and lifestyle alive. It was often called New-Burlesque or Neo-Burlesque and the 90s brought a huge comeback of the whole idea. In 2010 the movie Burlesque,with Christina Aguliera and Cher, this new way of a more modern burlesque feeling was shown in an amazing way. Dita von Teese is probably the most popular burlesque dancer nowadays and with all her productions, performances, products and marketing she is an amazing and valuable asset of the Neo-Burlesque movement.

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Certainly hat was just a very short information about Burlesque and I could go on for hours to talk more about it as I personally really do like the idea of a burlesque lifestyle, but I will safe you from that and just move on to my todays post ๐Ÿ˜‰

The reason why I came across Burlesque again, was the actual round of the GENRE event. It is the first time that we got invited with wicca’s Wardrobe to be part and then right there the theme Burlesque.. you can imagine howย  much I smiled all over when I saw that.

The GENRE event aims for items, that are not more expensive than 100 L$. We made the amazing “Fleur” boots for the event and set each of the 12 colors for 99 L$. The idea behind the boots were to give some old-fashioned, victorian themed Burlesque boots a little modern twist in shape and colors ๐Ÿ˜‰

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When we set up the event I found so many other incredible designs that I could not resist to grab some and do pictures with all of them. The amazing fitting “Versailles Fall” corset with the amazing frills around your hips comes from Honey Bender for ber new original mesh label BENDER. The corset itself is an applier for the mesh body, what underlines every woman’s body shape in a very true way ๐Ÿ˜‰ The beautiful frills that surround the hips come in different sizes to make sure they fit your curves.

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The lovely accessories, the adorable collar and the awesome realistic cigarette, I found as well at the GENRE event. It was just amazing how all the parts feel together in one without overthinking it too much ;).

For the set I used the entire “Belle Rouge” collection from [noctis] – even that used lingerie which hangs down from the chandlier and lies on the couch and the floor came with the set. The chair I am posing on was made by [BlackTulip] and for the other pictures I used poses from the “Teese Me” set made by {Nantra}. Everything besides the head, body and hair in this post comes from GENRE, so you better hurry to make your way over there and see what else is there. There are many more than the few I was able to use for my post :p

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Details

Corset: BENDER – Versailles Fall” – NEW @ GENRE

Boots: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Fleur” – NEW @ GENRE

Collar: Spot On – “Baroque Burlesque Collar” – NEW @ GENRE

Cigarette: [hate this] – “Cigarette Holder” – NEW @ GENRE

Hair: Tukinowaguma – “Marjo”

Furniture: [noctis] – “Belle Rouge Collection” – NEW @ GENRE

Poses: {Nantra} – “Teese Me” – NEW @ GENRE

Poses/Prop 1: [Black Tulip] Poses – “Burlesque Chair” – NEW @ GENRE

Prop 2: Dilly Dolls – “Stage” – NEW @ GENRE

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 08/24/2015 – Yesterday @ GizzA

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After having my romantic moments… I am now back to something more urban now ๐Ÿ˜‰

My today’s look was the one, I put together yesterday for my GizzA workshift. Lately Giz released so many amazing cool designs and one of them were the “Holly Leggings”. The leggings are available in many different patterns and colors, but for yesterday’s shift I decided to go with the ‘Cotton Leather Black’ version. The reason why I chose them, was the way how the fabric and style go together. The leggings are made in a very dark grey, nearly black, just light enough, so tha the dark leather straps give an amazing accent on them.

The cool jacket as well comes from GizzA. The “Petra Jacket” is one of those jackets, that you put on and never wanna take it off*giggles*.

The extraordinary design, has an open front and what makes it even more special, the whole arms are slit. For me, a total tatoo lover, that is the most genius thing to show off my favourite tattoos, even with a long-sleeved jacket!

The leggings and jacket already made such a cool , rocking look, I kinda had t force it more towards with all my accessories, shoes and hair.

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The kick ass awesome necklace I am wearing was made by Mandala and lately I really like to wear it a lot for different styles as it is so versatile with the huge HUD that allows you to customize for colors and metals.

I was looking for a place to snap my pictures that goes with my todays look. And after some sim hopping I found this cool and urban realistic looking place called “Virtual Decay“, which has many dark corners for amazing pics ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Top: GizzA – “Petra Jacket”

Bra: Maitreya – “Bra Top Black 2”

Pants: GizzA – “Holly Leggings”

Shoes: J’s – “Studded Long Boots”

Necklace: Mandala– “Legendary”

Belt: Armidi Gisaci – “Au Di Leather Belt”

Glasses: Urizask – “Vintage”

Hair: [bade] – “Micha”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Steppin'”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses – “Swag Casual Set”

Location: Virtual Decay

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

My Bloody Valentine with Prism

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On the 14th of February SCALA was having an awesome ‘Bloody Valentine’ fashion show. Who else that Honey Bender could come up with such an incredible idea and as a creative director at SCALA he helped to make this come true.

For all who missed the show… there is an amazing video on youtube, so at least you can get an idea about what I am talking.

BLOODY VALENTINE VIDEO

I felt very honored, when SCALA asked me to be part as a designer and I made 4 very special deigns for that but that will be a another post ๐Ÿ˜‰

Originally I was not counted in as a model as I try to avoid walking shows where my own creations are being showcased, so that I can fully enjoy the show and see what models did with my creations.

But I found my name on the list of the backup models and it was ok because usually at SCALA there are not really any dropouts. Since I am a good girl (yes even me sometimes) I went to the rehearsals so that just could fill in if really needed, since the walks at SCALA usually are not that easy.

After we tried the run order on this amazing maze –ย  yes we had a lot of fun by exploring where we have to go – we found one little issue and before I even realized I was pulled in for one outfit. And what me lucky girl got assigned?

PRISM! – YAAAAAY!

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I know Journey McLaglen, owner and designer of Prism, usually gives me free reigns to style stuff and she does not mind, if I put my little weird and funky tweak on it :p

So … for Bloody Valentine show and me having free reigns … go figure, I had a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

The “Tikka” outfit contains a red, short leather skirt and a creme kinda brownish top with an amazing looking print in the front wich perfectly matches the Bloody Valentine Idea.

First of all I wanted some heavy boots to go into a contrast to the more girly looking short skirt. I remembered some really funky boots wich I got from Remarkable Oblivion (RO), called “Hobnails”. With the cool open front showing some hungry teeth those were the right choice for the themed show ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now since the boots has such a grungy look I wanted to put on some socks and maybe some ripped stockings. :::insanya::: made those as a combination of exactly that… socks with ripped stockings underneath.

I did not wanna go with gloves so I thought about what else I could put on my arms, which felt kinda naked besides the amazing tattoo from Letis Tattoo.

I remembered a great arm gear from Death Row Designs. It comes for both arms but since I like asymmetric things a lot and both would have been too much I just put on the 3 parts for the left arm.

Since the whole look totally became crazy, I needed some crazy hair as well. Wich could do the job better that one of the amazing “Bizarre Hairs” that I have. Sadly the big folder I used to have disappeared some when and never came back. But some of my favourite ones, I got replaced by the very kind MyStiCa Matova, owner and designer of Bizarre Hair and so I am able to use the awesome “Angel of Elements” hair for today’s look.

To underline the Bloody Valentine theme, wich should make a total opposite to the usually sweet and nice Valentine’s Day, I wanted to go drastically on my makeup. REPULSE offers a lot of really creepy makeups and I could not resist to go for the “Worm Eye” for the right eye and a little “Forced Smile” for the left side of my mouth corner.

And last but not least, something I wanted to do in forever on a SL runway since I am used to do that in RL on stage when we play with the band… I wanted to smoke a cigarette and I know this was the only time I could get away with that :p.

I really had fun developing that look and I am very sure that the “Tikka” outfit from Prism would have never thought to be worn in that way ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: Prism – “Tikka”

ย Shoes: Remarked Oblivion (RO) – “Hobnails”

Socks: :::insanya::: – “Stockings and Knee Socks n.4”

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Regal Princess”

Arm Piece: Death Row Design (DRD) – “Female Armor”

Necklace & Ring: Pixel Box – “Steampunk Necklace Clock”

Makeup: REPULSE – “Forced Smile II” & “Worm Eye” + YaYo – “Running Mascara”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Red 3”

Hair: Bizarre Hair – “Angels of Elements”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardobe: LOTD 06/24/2012 – Rebel Yell

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“Vintage Dream” @ Yasum

Again it is Yasum time ;). Azlyn Vaher released another awesome full outfit called “Vintage Dream”. This outfit really gives each avatar a young and modern look. It contains top, pants in 2 version – one long one capri – and the cool cute boots. What I really love on Yasum outfits is the incredible love for the little details. As for example you have an open safety-pin with a tiny label on the left chest side, or the amazing prims of the pants that make them look so real.


The top has wonderful wrist parts as well that give a special touch to the gloves.

The layers are made with so much input of work if you see the knitted texture that as well contains the suspenders, made of 2 lines in the front and one line in the back. If you take a very close look you can find one variation for the pants layer that contains sweet little garters that hold up the top part.. simply awesome. The shoes are my total point of view as I did not see before this style of shoes. The long ankle parts that lead overto the squared socks, the high plateau and the little decoration on the right side of the right foot with the smoking cigarette in it. I just love them. If you wanna get your own “Vintage Dream” outfit just make your way to the new Yasum Mainstore ๐Ÿ™‚

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Outfit: Yasum – “Vintage Dream” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Nails: Mstyle – “Perfect Hand”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin