Ballet – Classic versus Contemporary

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

For this issue of the Eclipse Magazine I was thinking a long time what I could do. I wanted a challenge for myself and I wanted to show that I can do different genres, not just the scary and crazy stuff πŸ˜‰

When I thought about what would be the most opposite thing for me to do, I came across ballet. Something graceful and beautiful. While I was doing some research about it, I came across contemporary ballet as well. That really caught my attention, because I found some very impressing as well as emotional pictures and videos. That formed an idea of having 2 different pictures for the magazine – classic and contemporary. In the classic ballet I found very strict rules for the look and even for the hairstyles, while contemporary ballet gives you more freedom in that.

I felt like I was entering a new world, even if ballet wasn’t completely new for me – as a kid I had to go through that kids ballet classes like so many of us. It didn’t last long as I had more fun with gymnastics, riding, swimming and playing volleyball and so those ballet classes stopped after at most a year I think. Being a punk and later a gothic girl in my teens and twens, ballet wasn’t a thing or an option at all *giggles*

Seeing all those pictures and videos, inspired me a lot and the idea for this month genre was made. While I was thinking, where I could find the clothing and accessories for my new idea, Salt & Pepper must have read my mind. She released a huge set of ballet collection at Equal 10 with her “Ballet Dancer Set”. That was the perfect outfit for my classic ballet dancer. I couldn’t even use all parts for my first picture, that means I will have to do another post to show the whole beauty and contents of that set.

For my second picture, I did remember a set, which I already showcased on my blog in the light version. Since I wanted the classic ballet to be in a light muted color, the contemporary ballet was meant to be darker and more ‘me’ and my personal thought of it and so the “Skye Dancer” gacha in black was the perfect choice for what I had in mind. I am really a lover of mix and match but sometimes, if you go for a certain look or genre, mixing too many things and overload the avatar can be contra-productive. That is why I nearly have no accessories or anything that could disturb from the essence of the picture, the emotions and the mood.

A huge thank you goes out to my sister Daffodil Crimson, who helped me with the amazing description for the magazine. English is not my native language, so I often hit her IM box, if it comes to “official” texts for magazines and such. Usually I do collect facts and free sources or try toΒ  write somethings on my own, if I am familiar with the theme. For the ballet one I only had a brief idea what I wanted to be written and that time Daffi jumped in and wrote everything on her own. When she came it to me to read it, I just was blown away! It was so very well written and had exactly in it what I was desiring for, but in words that described it so much better than anything I could have come up with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for again saving my SL life like so often sis!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little ballet adventure – for the next issue of Eclipse Magazine I will have another “unusual” genre for me, which gives me quite a challenge but I am looking forward to the final frames πŸ˜‰

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

Style 1 (classic)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ballet Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Ade – “Beatrix”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 D” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon – “Ballet 6” (Bento)

Piano: Alouette – “Evelyn Piano – Word White Wood”

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Dance Hall”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Style 2 (contemporary)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Enfant Terrible (.ET.) – “Skye Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Seline Fleury – “Ballet Trunk Pose” (Bento)

Petals 1: Foxcity – “Diagonal Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Petals 2: Foxcity – “Trail Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Flutter (B&W)”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

SL Art Couture – The Fashion Teller presents: The Nutcracker

Hair-Mania at Baiastice!!!

In one of my last posts I had the great new Baiastice skin “Pulchra” with the red hair attachment and hairbase (->here). But I wanted to give all the new hairstyles an extra place on my blog and also show different colors πŸ˜‰ For today we have the new releases, or better the whole collection of the new Baiastice hair attachments…

Lets start with the 8 latest releases here shown in blonde. “Giselle” a smart and short ponytail for daily use. The ears are free and let much room for earrings. “Eva” is a very long and sexy ponytail. This extra long hair will turn heads and it is amazing flexible. “Melita” is a sweet girly hairstyle that also goes to nearly every outfit. Sweet wisps cover the sides and peek to the front view. “Ingrid again is more smart and a bit more huge then “Giselle”. Perfect for all the girls that love the wilder look.

And we keep the ‘wild thing’ style with “Spagna” and Spagna 2″ “Spagna decorates your back head as a lion’s mane. Dreamy flexible it follows every movement! “Spagna 2” is close to the “Spagna” hairstyle but it goes more to the side as a non symmetric style. “Vizzy” has wonderful color decorations added to the short knot on the backside of the head and on the fore head as sweet bangs. “Wilma” is one that I like a lot. A non symmetric long ponytail with a wonderful knot in the beginning. It is perfectly flexi and follows every move that you do.

A bit longer available are the following hairstyles that I snapped in black…

“Isis” has 2 different sizes in the pack. The one you can see here and one that s a bit smaller. The cool mane is made flexi and it looks very cool if it moves after you πŸ˜‰Β  “Woopi” goes with all kind of outfits, anyways if casual or formal. The ponytail is close to the back of the head and the bottom end in made flexible. “Marie” perfect for every dress or gown, but also for every casual like a cool jeans outfit. “Malvi”Β  would take you a lot of time if you would have to style it in RL *winks* the amazing arrangement is a little piece of art on the back of your head.

The same counts for “Agnes”… anyways what style this hair style always will fit. With “Xena we again have an awesome non symmetric ponytail in a lightly tube shape. The bottom is flexi made. “Boop” is the perfect hairstyle for an elegant gown. The big ribbon on the top and the wonderful updo in the back make this hairstyle an absolute extravagant and elegant one. “Shepa” is a wonderful straight hairstyle like a knot butΒ  way bigger to the back. It goes lightly up at the end and makes it to something special. I like this one especially for geometric, avant-garde and straight stylings.

“Fiona” again is some for the smart and wild girls who dare to be different. the back-end is flexible and it goes really sweet into the forehead. “Eolion” again is kinda knot on the back of your head but it goes out to the back. the beginning looks wrapped around and the end very complicated twisted… simply great πŸ™‚ “Lucrezia” again is a perfect updo for every elegant dress or gown. “Moira”, the long high ponytail for all who love long hairs. It falls down awesome in the back and starts higher on the back top of the head.

With “Carla” we have the classic knot that we all know from ballet or business outfits. “Donatella” is decorated with an amazing hairband. The hairband is modifiable and you can change the colors if needed. “Magda” looks close to “Lucrezia” but it is not that far in the back and you have sweet wisps that decorate the front of the head. “Arisa” is the classic wild ponytail. Not flexi made you will never loose the style πŸ˜‰

I am sure, you will find your favourite hairstyle if you make your way to the Baiastice beauty shop. All hair styles are available in black, different blond, red and brown shades.

Details

Hair: Baiastice

Skin: Baiastice – “Pulchra” /pale

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Anyways if City Chic, Casual or Formal – with Miamai you are always dressed perfect!!!

Miamai – anyways what reason, you are always dressed perfect to the situation πŸ˜‰ Monica Outlander again released fanastic outfits for every kind of event.

The first one I would like to show you the “Damask Coat”

A wonderful stylish fashion coat in 3 amazing colors.This great design is made with love to the detail and it looks very realistic. The top has sweet little buttons who close the jacket across the body. The textures and the folds are fantastic made. Great attachments you have for the neck, the wrists and for sure the big lower coat that is open. so you can have tiny little peek on the belly… very sexy! The lower coat is a fantastic prim that imagines movements with the great details on it.

I added the Miamai “Menuy Pants” with their great leg warmer. For me they fit perfect.The Gems & Kisses “Pavone” earrings in silver complete the perfect casual but fashion look.

Up next some for the girls that like a evening walk over a promenade, shopping or even a nice disconight πŸ˜‰

The “Ayma” dress is the perfect outfit for every night out of a glamour shopping tour. A short tight mini dress in amazing different colors (here green and purple). The great neck collar gives you a warm feeling to cuddle in, in this cold winterdays. Thats the reason why I added Miamai‘s new “Opaque Collants” leggings in black for both colors. The texture of the dress has a sweet glittering texture. This tight minidress shows off very well the sweet well shaped body and I am sure it is and eyecatcher for every male πŸ˜‰ With the Gems & Kisses “Oblige” set the perfect glam look is created πŸ˜‰

Last but not least we come to the latest release of a formal gown by Miamai – The “Wilder” in gold

This gown is another magnificat example for monica Outlanders skills and genius sense for fashion. The satin top is very elegant and looks fabulous realistic. The skirt is a long awsome floating flexi one with stunning ornaments on it.

The absolute highlights for this amazing gown are the back neckline and the beautiful hair piece shown in this close up. The amazing back weil caresss the bare back lovely. To hold this sophisticated feeling I choose the Gems & Kisses “Classical Chic” set with its fabulous perarls.

I hope you enjoyed again my little trip through the latest Miamai releases and go to see them in all colors atthe Miamai Mainstore πŸ™‚

Details

First Outfit: Miamai – “Damask” Coat

Jewelry: Gems & Kisses – “Pavone” earrings”

Second Outfit: Miamai – “Ayma” / green & purple

Jewerly: Gems & Kisses – “Oblige” set /black

Third Outfit: Miamai – “Wilder” /gold

Jewelry: Gems & Kisses – “Classical Chic”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin