Butterflies – Black & White Experience

Sometimes, you see an outfit and immediately have an idea what you would like to do with it.

Exactly that happened with the “Siran” outfit from Zibska. In general with Zibska I have never a hard time when I am wearing one of her outfits, as I love er artistic view on clothing and design.

It was one of that days.. I stood around going through my inventory – telling myself I need to sort and clean that mess – and fooling around with unboxing and trying several things, when I found the “Siran” outfit from Zibska, which I got a while ago. When I put it on, the black and white caught my heart on the first sight. Yes – I have a weakness for black & white stuffs 😉

The asymmetric design with the huge black body attachment and the black butterflies on the right side and the more filigree white one on the left perfectly match the 2 colored body suit. The bodysuit as well is unsymmetrical with a long black arm on the right and short white one on the left.

Since I had butterflies already I felt the need for more butterflies and added some in the background that I got ages ago from Tableau Vivant.

The amazing hand piercings and claws are from MEVA… I know I had them showcased already a few times but they are just so amazing that I can’t take them off :p

The mask and the cute little key in my mouth, I found in a folder that I got longer ago :p It was made by Bauhaus Movement and originally there is as well a clown collar coming with it, which I did not use for todays look.

I really do enjoy black & white themes so I kept the background as well very simple. I hope you enjoyed the Black & White as much as I did 😉

 

Details

Outfit: Zibska – “Siran” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Legal Insanity – “Aria” (Maitreya)

Mask & Key: Bauhaus Movement – “Lethargica”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Claws: MEVA – “Bento Claws Dark”

Makeup: Zibska – “Folia Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Folia Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Wall Decor: Tableau Vivant – “Needful Things ~ Butteflies”

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Whispers that I hear…

I can feel you here, watchin’ me
Whispers that I hear are haunting me
I can feel you here, watchin’ me
Whispers that I hear are haunting me
Feel it in the air…

[Lowkey]

Today I have an awesome gacha outfit from Salt & Pepper for you. The “Like a Prayer” gacha is available at the actual round of ROMP.

The gacha comes with so many different itmes and colors, I really had a hard time choosing the parts and colors for today’s look.

Usually a nun seems something well behaved and shiny, so I wanted to drag it over to something dark, since I am on a dark and scary mood at the moment*giggles*

I love how the habit moves with the poses and animations and with all the options you really can create looks from totally nice and proper to something uber sexy if you only use the harness for the body…

For the set, what else I could use as the “Abandoned Asylum” gacha from 22769. I do LOVE their creativity and love for the detail in all of their items. The gacha comes with so many different furniture and deco parts.. you can just decorate away with all of them and since they are usually modifiable, you can even reuse them in different sizes! The amazing spooky mannequins as well are a gacha but from Remarkable Oblivion. That was the most funniest gacha play I ever had. When I saw those mannequins on the Ironwood Hills sim, I instantly knew – I want them! So I went to the event where they were and was doing a happy dance when I saw they are all common items. Usually I am not a lucky person with gachas, that is one of the reasons I stopped playing most of the time. So I started to gamble aways after setting myself a limit and the first 3 pulls already all were 3 rares and I was like “What the hell??? Once I seriously want the commons – really???” No that I did not like the rares, they are amazing, but… seriously?!? – Just on a side note, I never ever was that lucky at any other gacha*laughs*

Thank god I found the missing mannequins for a reasonable price on marketplace, to complete my Spook Show :p

I do not wanna forget to mention, that all the amazing poses I used are from Poseidon.

I still have so many poses and props he made, that I would love to showcase, but that crazy genius guy seems to be on a release flood! Just kidding but it is really hard to follow up with the speed of his releases.. I sometimes really wonder if he ever sleeps*grins* But for this post they were just perfect again. Using his poses seems to me like getting a picture alive. They are so very well thought trough from the fingernails down to the toenails every limb does exactly what it has to, to create the perfect illusion of a movement in just one pose!

It was really great fun to do those pictures and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

Details

Outfit (Incl necklace): Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Like a Prayer” (Maitreya, Gacha) @ ROMP

Boots: BAX – “Regency Boots” (Maitreya)

Bra & Stockings: Blacklace – “Vivian” (Omega Applier)

Gloves: L’Emporio – “Lace Gloves” (Maitreya Applier)

Claws: MEVA – “Bento Claw” (Maitreya)

Makeup: Slackgirl – “RoseGem Shadow” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 005[greys]” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Set: 22769 – “Abandoned Asylum” (Gacha) & RO – “Spook Show” (Gacha)

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Avantasia for THEMA Magazine

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Avantasia

(some when in the future round about the year 2525 maybe….)

Be aware of the life on Avantasia before you venture into this world in the climax of war and anarchy, their enemies, the sirens of Venus who else.  The Avantasians are a complex race but by no means should they be underestimated, from their flexibility to the swifness of their long sharp talons, their catlike movements ooze in deadly elegance and subtle seduction as they prowl their world in search for the ultimate in style to seduce their next victim…I mean mate.

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Sometimes you just need 2 to 3 pictures and you end up with 9 and cannot decide which ones to use. That happened to me when I made my pictures for the actual THEMA Magazine (http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_terraefirma)

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The theme was Terrae Firma, and we was asked to create pictures about a new race of the existing planets or a new planet. When Tayler told me, I was immediately sure I wanted to create a new planet with a new race.

I wanted to do something still fashion related and human but to the same time, futuristic and apocalyptic. I love apocalyptic movies and art and so I watched  a few of my favourite movies while I was styling.

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The first piece that came to my mind was the “Lucian Hat Nox” hat from Machoire. An incredible headpiece made of so many filigree parts and textured with such a great feeling for materials.

This amazing art piece is available in different colors, wich you all can see at the Machoire main store or at their website (http://machoire.blogspot.fr/)

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Now I had to find something what kinda showed evolution for the future but still has a human aspect for the whole look.

The head-piece gave a rough idea for the general colors, back and some kind of metal should be the basic.

So started with a super old but still amazing top from Muhi. One of the brands I really miss in SL as they always were up to date and very fashion forward.

I know some people are against wearing old stuff and tell always to delete older things, but I am going more with my belly feeling and keep old things which I really like to combine them with new things. That sometimes can make a look very unique, as long as you keep the general style up to date and modern. Certainly some things are outdated some when, like the super old skins or hair, wich automatically let you look like 2007 :p , but for some clothing pieces and accessories that might not be the case 😉 . As well I would say there is a difference in wearing old things for a picture or on the runway as some of the older things just react weird with movement, especially if they have huge static prims or sculpties, wich can look better with a nowadays mesh prim that actually moves with your properly.

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To add a modern touch I put on my “Lavinia Leggins” in anthracite, which I made for my store Wicca’s Wardrobe. With the leathern garter belt over the leggings – one piece to wear – it got a strong and powerful look but as well some sexy attitude.

To finish the basic human look I added hells from Death Row Designs with some heavy chains and a huge plateau heel.

Now the challenge started to develop the human race forward to fit in the futuristic and apocalyptic environment, that I had in my mind for the new planet and race.

The first idea was the “Demonhands” from Death Row Designs. The sharp claws are important to fight and survive on the new planets face.

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I so many apocalyptic movies females wear corsets in some style and this made me add one corset of Trilobite over the “Asymetrical Bodysuit” from Muhi. And what should not miss? Some weapon looking accessories. Those I found as well at Death Row Designs.. I bet you can tell I love this store really a lot 😉 .

 The finish was the “Centipede” spine attachment, that comes with a wonderful tattoo layer. The tattoo makes the spine look like, as it would grow out directly off your back.

All the poses used in this post are from Del May, one of my favourite pose makers beside PosESioN or Corpus to just name a few.

And like I said in the beginning, It was so hard to decide between all the pictures I made, that this post is a little bit picture heavy 😉

I would like to thank Taylor Wassep for this amazing opportunity and the great inspiration of her theme. The THEMA Magazine is for me really kinda an art exhibition with amazing stylists and photographers and I am feeling very honored that I was allowed to be part again 🙂

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Details

 Top: Muhi – “Asymetrical Bodysuit” (store not any longer existing)

Corset: Trilobite – “Latex Underbust – Coal” (store not any longer existing)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings” (for slink mesh high feet)

Shoes: DRD – “Whoreheels” (for slink mesh high feet)

Head Piece: Machoire – “Lusian Hat Nox”

Arms: DRD – “Demonhands”

Arm Accessories: DRD – “Armor Female”

Spine Attachment: DRD – “Centipede”

Hair: Baiastice – “Agnes”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Zion 2 Black”

Lipstick: Oceane – “Jade Lips Black Silver Stripe”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Crazy Connection: The question that matters

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The question that matters.

Sirena was a young woman leading a carefree life. She had a good job, no worries and the men courted her, though she did not really care for them. All in all, she did not really care for anyone but herself, using the same excuses we all tend to use. “That is none if my business.” “What can I do about it?” or “I don’t want to interfere.”

She lived close to the graveyard and when the weather was fine, she took a shortcut there from the bus home. One evening, she saw a woman on a bench, crying bitter tears. The woman looked at her, but Serena quickly looked away. When she was about to leave the graveyard an old witch – by the looks of her – stepped into Serena’s way and asked straight away “Why didn’t you ask the woman why she cried?” Serena was a little scared and mumbled, I thought she was mourning, this is a graveyard after all. What can I do about her grief?”

The old witch looked at her sadly and shook her head. “Dear girl, you need a lesson in compassion. I hex you not to be able to leave the graveyard until someone shows you the sympathy you denied that woman.”

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Serena did not know if to laugh or to be scared, the old woman had disappeared as sudden as she showed up. Serena headed for the exit but ran into an invisible wall. She tried to get out at another spot, but to no avail.

Whenever she tried to talk to someone, they ignored her. After a while the place took its tribute, her eyes burnt out from crying over her own sad fate, her nails grew into claws, in short, she became a fearful sight. People started to run away from her thinking her a demon of some sort.

One day, when she was sitting numbly on a gravestone mulling over her fate and feeling the pain of being ignored, she finally learned her lesson. For the first time, she did not cry out of self-pity, but for shame and pity for all the people she had ignored all her life.

Suddenly she heard a warm male voice behind her. “Excuse me, can I do anything for you?” She felt the curse break and when she turned round she saw a man, just like herself smiling at her. “I think you can go home now.” He said.

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Details

Wicca

Outfit (incl hat): [AD] Creations – “Maria” (mesh, FFL 2013 item)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Morbida”

Makeup (with eyes): Silken Moon – “Conceptual Makeup The Lost” – NEW

Socks: :::insanya::: – “3 Socks A n.4”

Gloves: Miamai – “Inferna” (mesh)

Shoes: [GOS] – “Triumph” (mesh)

Hair: DeLa – “Julia II” (mesh)

Dahriel

http://dahrielfashionsl.wordpress.com/

Poses: *PosESion*

Story: Malicia Python

Models: Dahriel & Wicca

Photographer: Dahriel

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Out of the Dark

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For today’s styling … I do not even know what I was doing.. I looked through my inventory and kinda sorted it. For me that means, I wear some parts, if I cannot remember what it was and then I rename the folders before I sort them in, so I can operate my inventory a bit easier 🙂 .

While I was wearing certain stuff,  attaching and detaching I always left some parts on. Suddenly my sweet brother Dahriel IMed me telling me that he created new lashes and sent them to me. I unpacked them to look and attached them to the stuff I still had left on. All of a sudden by caming around I saw my whole look and loved it *giggles*.

So the last folders I looked through must have been mainly Miamai as I am wearing different parts of the new “Unfold” collection. The mesh head-piece is called “Corelia” and with the wonderful ornament on the top it gives the whole look of a cool high fashion style for me. The collar part is connected to the headpiece so you have no trouble wearing both to the same time 🙂 The wonderful “Inferna” mesh gloves with the long sharp nails are as well from Miamai. The mesh combination of skirt, pants and boots is a wonderful possibility to wear all 3 parts to the same time without disturbing each other. The whole ensemble of this 3 is called “Quee” and is available in 2 different colors.

Now back to the lashes from Dahriel, owner and designer of PosESioN. He made the “Liceo” lashes paired with the “Liceo” mask that makes that wonderful spiky head attachment. I liked the combination of the long black spiky swirls and the decorations of the “Corelia” headpiece.

Since I did not wanna add a top to the whole styling, I  searched for a solution to hide my private bits. I did not wanna go with boring nipple tapes so I thought about what I could do. I remembered that Belle Roussel, owner and designer of Chop Zuey, had some wonderful “Nose Diamonds” in her christmas gifts. I quickly reattached them to my chest and made them a bit bigger to cover all that was needed ;).

Last but not least  I would like to get the view on the skin. This skin is the actual groupgift of Silken Moon. Malicia Python released her new skin line and she was so generous to make a special makeup and put it out as a gift in her group. The group joining is 100L$ but if you see what you get and just imagine what you will get in the future it is really worth it. The “SM Eclipse Bisque Happy New Year” skin has a light tone paired with deep red lips and a fantastic eyeliner. The body is so delicious made that it really is tempting to have as much skin shown as you can :p . So run and grab that wonderful Happy New Year gift of Silken Moon before it is gone 😉 .

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Details

Headpiece: Miamai – “Corelia” – NEW (mesh)

Gloves with nails: Miamai – “Inferna” – NEW (mesh)

Skirt, Pants & Boots: Miamai – “Quee” – NEW (mesh)

Lashes: PosESioN – “Liceo” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Bisque Happy New Year” – NEW (group gift January 2013)

Pasties: Chop Zuey – “Noe Diamond” – NEW (christmas gift 2012)

Poses by PoSEsioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News and Spectacular Christmas Special at Mea Culpa!!!

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Today I am very happy to showcase one of the latest Mea Culpa releases. The “Call of the Sirene” outfit again is a little piece of art of Tatanka Kaligawa, owner and designer of Mea Culpa.

The “Call of the Sirene” outfit was made for the last Fashion Teller and it’s inspiration were the historical Sirens.

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous and devious creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the “flowery” island of Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, is fixed: sometimes on Cape Pelorum and at others in the islands known as the Sirenuse, near Paestum, or in Capreae. All such locations were surrounded by cliffs and rocks.

When the Sirens were given a name of their own they were considered the daughters of the river god Achelous, fathered upon Terpsichore, Melpomene, Sterope, or Chthon. Although they lured mariners, for the Greeks the Sirens in their “meadow starred with flowers” were not sea deities. Roman writers linked the Sirens more closely to the sea, as daughters of Phorcys. Sirens are found in many Greek stories, particularly in Homer’s Odyssey.

Their number is variously reported as between two and five. In the Odyssey, Homer says nothing of their origin or names, but gives the number of the Sirens as two. Later writers mention both their names and number: some state that there were three, Peisinoe, Aglaope, and Thelxiepeia or Parthenope, Ligeia, and Leucosia; Eustathius states that they were two, Aglaopheme and Thelxiepeia. Their individual names are variously rendered in the later sources as Thelxiepeia/Thelxiope/Thelxinoe, Molpe, Aglaophonos/Aglaope/Aglaopheme, Pisinoe/Peisinoë/Peisithoe, Parthenope, Ligeia, Leucosia, Raidne, and Teles.

The Sirens of Greek mythology are often confused with the Gorgons portrayed in later folklore as half women–half birds, (birds sing beautiful, enchanting songs, like the sirens are portrayed to do); the fact that in Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Portuguese the word for mermaid is respectively Sirena, Sirène, Sirena, Syrena, Sirenă and Sereia, and that in biology the Sirenia comprise an order of fully aquatic mammals that includes the dugong and manatee, add to the visual confusion, so that Sirens are even represented as mermaids. However, “the sirens, though they sing to mariners, are not sea-maidens,” Jane Ellen Harrison has cautioned; “they dwell on an island in a flowery meadow.

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Tatanka Kaligawa made his own vision of a modern and fashionable Siren come true with his latest creation;)

Now for the spectacular Christmas Special:

Every day until Christmas, you will find one male and one female outfit for 50% off at the Mea Culpa Mainstore! Do not miss this incredible chance to get your self one of the amazing creations of Mea Culpa for a special Christmas offer… Ladies & Gentlemen, this could be the right christmas present for your partner if you still have no idea what you could have as a Christmas present 😉

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Details

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Call of the Sirene” – NEW

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Raptor”

Nails: PurpleMoon – “La Morte Douce Claws” (part of the La Mort Douce outfit)

Makup: LovelyMi – “Aftershock 03” – NEW

Lipstick: blackliquid – “Lipline”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Morbida – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Of Fire and Dancing

Of fire and dancing.

One day, a fire spirit was curious about the other elements and decided to walk their places. She danced up into the air to see the spirits that could fly. But it did not really work. The flying spirits were afraid of her and pushed her to the ground, but she left her fire in the air. So they learned to dance and were a little bit ashamed that they treated the one who brought the gift so bad.

The fire spirit landed where the creature walked. Those creatures were bound by gravity and cautious about the fire. But they tried to use these gifts the spirit brought. The fire spirit like these slow walkers but longed to see her fellow dancers, so she walked to find them again.

Led by the same instinct that makes birds find north and south she danced over the earth to find home. But then the land ended and became water. By another instinct the dancer knew this was an element to kill her. The powers living in the water felt the same and stayed clear of her. So she started to dance at the shore of the ocean to evaporate the water. As you can imagine, it didn’t work. At times the fire spirit can be seen dancing fast over the land she is trapped on, but she always stops when there is water. But you can always see her gift to the earth when you see someone dance.

Details

Dress: GizzA – “Rock Suit” – NEW

Pants: House of Rfyre – “Esperer Mesh Leather Pants” /metallic (mesh)

Hat: [AD] Creations – “Owl Cap” (for RMK Halloween 2012)

Hair: Tuty’s “Limbo”

Gloves: Chaospire – “Shadowmuse”

Shoes: epoque – “Mesa”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Face Paint – “Doe Smoke” + “Mix & Match Hollywood Eyes Old School”

Lashes: Miamai – “Catwalk Lashes Delicate” (mesh)

Nails: *Rebel -X-* – “Werewolf Claws”

Wings: Illusions – “Angel Wings”

Poses: Del May

Story: Malicia Python

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

New shoes at Mea Culpa!!!

Again Tatanka Kaligawa, designer of Mea Culpa, added 3 more pair of shoes to his collection 🙂

“Hawk”, the one you can see on the pic above is one of them. I guess the talons of a raptor could be the inspiration for this amazing pair of heels. The silver, metal and black totally underlines the strong vibe this new design has!

The “Shanghai” shoes were/are part of the great winning gown “Shanghai Noon” that won the ‘One in a million’ contest a while ago. Now you can purchase those amazing pair of shoes single as well!!! I would like to call this heels as a piece of art. If you take a closer look at them, you can see all the awesome details like the flowers, the wonderful made textures and the special filigree decorated heels!

The “Ballroom” shoes you might remember from an older post… fo some short time they were a special free gift, but now they are back and if you missed it you can purchase this beautiful and elegant pair regular in the Mea Culpa Mainstore 🙂