Winter Thoughts

Today, just a ‘quicky’ as I had fun doing a picture with this look, but posing the coat drove me nuts…

Do you know that feeling if you are trying to make a picture with some cool poses and then long coats or skirts do not cooperate due game mechanics? It is so frustrating. I do not wanna tilt my picture sideways, just because I do want to have a picture where you can see the full outfit! I realized that it became some kind of a trend to just tilt your pictures 90 degrees, but to be honest… I don’t like that for myself. I always have the desire to tilt my monitor to see those pictures the right way and that can get pretty annoying to me. I love sit, crouch and leaning poses a lot more than just simple standing poses. With my usual blog pictures size, I get more ambiance and landscapes into pictures, than the actual outfit I do want to showcase. I do not know what it is, that I try to get away from simple standing poses… maybe they are not emotional enough to me anymore, because I saw and used them too many times on the runway and on pictures. Especially if you have some details like shoes, hair or rings, you don’t want to do crops only all the time and specific poses or special poses with a little more. Speaking of shoes, the shoes I am wearing for this post are from [Gos]. Those cute ankle boots with the sharp tip, are the perfect addition to the cool nearly vintage/Victorian looking coat from Hotdog. I do like to break the typical style rules and combine different items from different epochs ๐Ÿ˜‰

As usual the amazing 3 HUDs – Boutique, Blueberry and Metallic – are available for the “Hurley Ankle Boots”. The have a quite wide shaft and so you can manage to wear some mesh pants with them.

The cool hair, which usually is way too modern for the coat, but matches the booties so nicely is one of the latest releases from no.match at the Cosmopolitan event. I do have an addiction to short hair ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wanted a winter scenery for my picture, but not the usual shiny, sweet winter wonderland type… I wanted something more dark, desert and lonely looking, BUT I wanted to rez that amazing “Building Remains” structure, that DRD released for the actual round of their Eclipse event. Probably you can imagine if you search for a certain type of location AND would like to rez something, that can drive you nuts and most of the time you will end up building one yourself. I was simply to lazy today to do that :p I finally found a spot on Luanes Winter World sim. I just had to de-rez a few of the sweet things and it worked! I was so happy with that, as I already thought that will take hours to find what I was imagining.

Outfit

Coat: Hotdog – “Frock Coat . Female . Dark” (Maitreya)

Pants: GizzA – “Josie Pants” (Size XS)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Hurley Ankle Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Null} key” – NEW @ Eclipse

Eyepatch: Pixel Box – “Patch Woman BAD Left”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Buffalo” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nail Polish: {ZOZ} – “Time Reds Polish” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Commitment” – NEW @ Cosmopolitan

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune”

Poses & Props

Structure: DRD – “Buidings Remain” – NEW @ Eclipse

Pose: Foxcity – “Me Time – 6m” (Bento)

Location

Luanes Winter World

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Temptation in Black & Red

Today I have some amazing news from *ROMP* for you!

It was about time for a black & red styling I guess and with the new items from ROMP it was just perfect timing ๐Ÿ˜‰

To me this round of ROMP is a very exciting one as we are allowed to participate for the first time with our store as well. I will probably do a post of our design as well but for now I would like to showcase some of the super awesome items I found there.

What caught my eyes as soon as I saw the vendor picture, was the amazing “Carmen” coat made by [sys]. The knee long open coat is decorated with an amazing fur looking fabric. You have 2 different versions available in each pack for the fur part. It comes fitted for all popular mesh bodies.

The amazing, delicate lingerie I am wearing underneath, comes from chocolate atelier (::c.A::). Chocolate Atelier usually provides the lingerie as system body layers, tattoo layers as well as appliers for Slink, Maitreya and Omega. For this post I used the “Nadia” lingerie in black but you can purchase it as well in red or white.

For the stockings I chose one of my favourite brands… AviCandy. They are always very well made without any seams – except the wanted ones in the back – and just look so realistic with their wonderful filigree lace decoration at the upper thighs. AviCandy provide for their nylons usually 2 different versions – one more opaque and one sheer one.

For the shoes I used the “Parrasana” heels from Glamistry. They might not be brand new but still brand hot with their special heel :p.

Let’s take a closer look at the strong makeup I chose for today’s look. Normally I am a fan of either bold eyes OR lips and rarely use both but the look kinda called for a more dramatic looking makeup.

The stunning, dark smokey eyes were made by Zib Scaggs, owner and designer of Zibska. I am using the m aitreya applier of the “Selise” HUD. Zibska is definitely a must go for the new “Simone” bento head from LeLutka. Zibska offers a wide range of incredible makeup designs for that head, that just fits amazing. You will not only find a LeLutka applier HUD in the pack, there also is an Omega, Catwa or TMP one as well plus still all the system layer tattoos.

The great, deep and dark lipstick is one of the newest releases from je suis. Yes you heard right – Julia Merosi, owner and designer of je suis, is back! And she already made stunning new things including the “LeLutka Lips 006”, which she released at the actual round of the Chapter 4. The perfectly fit the “Simone” head and you can even play with the gloss and the blending to get the perfect result for your look.

For the set I mainly wanted to play with projectors and lights in different colors (thanks to Leah for teaching me some more about self made projectors!).

As a basic furniture I put down the new “Neo Victorian Sofa”, that you can get at ROMP as well made by 22769. It comes in different colors and as PG or adult version – for today’s post I just went with the black PG version, as I anyways wanted to play with other poses, even if the sofa has great inbuilt animations that you can play with via a touch menu. The curtains, that I used for the golden accents are as well made by 22769.

ROMP has some great goodies this round so it is definitely worth a visit ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย Details

Coat: [sys] – “Carmen” – NEW @ ROMP

Lingerie: ::c.A:: – “Nadia” (Maitreya mesh body applier)

Stockings: AviCandy – “Lace Back Seam” (Maitreya mesh body applier)

Shoes: Glamistry – “Parrasana”

Face: +XAnSA+ – “JianDi Face Straps” – NEW @ ROMP

Colar: AsteroidBox – “Three Strap Collar” – NEW @ ROMP

Rings: Formanails – “Rings Simple Maitreya”

Nailpolish: Nailed It! – “Diva Set” (Maitreya nails applier)

Hair: enVOGUE – “Milly”

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Selise”

Lipstick: je suis – “LeLutka Lips No. 006 – [reds]” – NEW @ Chapter 4

Body Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Head.Simone 2.1”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Set:

Drapes: 22769 – “Long Black Drapes”

Curtain: LeeZu – “Greta Curtains / Owls” (no longer available) & 22769 – “Segmented Curtain Gold”

Couch: 22769 – “Neo Victorian Sofa” – NEW @ ROMP

Snow Fun!

Sazzy&Wicca Snowy 1

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]

Sazzy&Wicca Snowy 2

ย Details

on Sazzy

Jacket: [MotiAme]ย  – “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

Male News at Mea Culpa!

Mea Culpa - Arctic Storm black HALF

After a longer pause Mea Culpa is back with new designs for the males! Tatanka Kaligawa, owner and designer of Mea Culpa, released a new male collection and I am very happy, that I could talk Redclaw Inshan into it to wear it for me, so I can show some of the amazing news ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mea Culpa - Arctic Storm black

The new “Arctic Storm” coat is my main focus for this post. This amazing coat has wonderful flexible parts that move fantastic with every step you take. The awesome textures give a perfect realistic look. For this post I chose the “Arctic Storm” in black first like you can see above.

Mea Culpa - Arctic Storm grey

For all who prefer the lighter tones, the “Artic Storm” in grey might be the choice ;). You have the same amazing features like for the black version. The long arms make an amaziing contrast to the open front and you do not really need to wear a shirt under it in my opinion *grins*

So even if the colder days get shorter, the new “Arctic Storm” coat from Mea Culpa should not miss in a good sorted males wardrobe ๐Ÿ˜‰

I would like to thank Redclaw Inshan for the time and patience to model the new “Arctic Storm” coat for me.

To see all of the amazing new male creations you better take a look for yourself at the Mea Culpa Mainstore ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mea Culpa - Arctic Storm grey FULL

Details

Coat: Mea Culpa – “Arctic Storm” /black & grey – NEW

Pants: L&B – “Mesh Leather Mens” (mesh)

Shoes: [GOS] – “Desert” (mesh)

Necklace: Divinity – “Raider Silver Chain”

Poses: *PosESioN*

Model: Redclaw Inshan

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Leather for the newest Chic from Yasum

Casual combined with chic… that’s Yasum. Again Azlyn Vaher surprises with an awesome leather mesh outfit. The long tight coat perfectly covers the well-shaped body of a fashionista. If you take a closer look the leather texture is brought awesome on the mesh prims and gives such a real look… unbelievable great.

The “Home for Christmas” outfit comes as a full outfit with all the awesome accessories. The scarf you have in two versions one with a resizer and one to mod for you likings and needs. The unisex hat and the cool traveller bag are as well part of the outfit. For the bag you can have the options to wear it with or without the cute little tickets at the side. If you would like a different color of the bad you will find a few more colors at the Yasum Mainstore.

The awesome “Trend” boots are as well part of the “Home for Christmas” outfit. Like the long dress the boots are as well mesh made, what means you need one of the viewers that shows mesh clothing. Again this outfit comes as a full ready to wear outfit from Yasum… so do not think too long and grab yours from the Yasum Mainstore!!!

Details

Outfit (incl. hat,scarf, boots and bag): Yasum – “Home for Christmas” – NEW – (mesh)

Earrings: Finesmith – “Hermosa Espina” – NEW

Skin: Glam Affair – “Linn” /light – D01 – NEW

Glasses: Steinwerk – “Fee”

Hair: Baiastice – “Agnes”

Poses: Manifeste

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 12/28/2011 – Snow

Coat: Yasum – “Snow Coat” – NEW

Top: LeeZu – “Valerie Blouse” /white

Pants: LeeZu – “Madison Pants” /snow

Boots: Kookie – “Pomski” /snow white

Hair: Maitreya – “Voluminous Scarf Hair #3” /natural blonde

Scarf: Maitreya – “Voluminous Scarf” /natural

Pose: Corpus

Model & Photographer: 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

Sweaty Badger – Unconventinal Casual ;)

Details

Coat: Sweaty Badger – “Backstrom’s Goat Coat”

Pants: LeeZu – “Desert Jeans”

Socks: Sweaty Badger – “Knit Suspender Socks”

Shoes: Kookie – “Armada Boots”

Nails: PurpleMoon – “Metallic Bark Brown Nails”

Hat: O&N – “Fedora Buckle”

Hair: LeLutka – “Inverted”

Pose: Fluke

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Awesome News at Sascha’s Design!!!

Sascha Frangilli, owner and designer of SAS again did a masterpiece of casual art. The new “Potourri” outfit! This amazing outfit comes as a ready-to-wear with coat, top and pants. The coat carries an amazing texture and with the awesomeย  prim attachment it has a wonderful realistic look. The pain colored top highlights the coat in amazing way. For the beige version we have a beautiful jeans and if you take a closer look you can see the amazing belt that is painted on it. The black version comes with black pants, that have an amazing shine. The outfit can be purchased in 6 different colors at the SAS Mainstore ๐Ÿ™‚ So run and grab yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Look 1:

Outfit: SAS – “Potpurri” /beige

Hair: LeLutka – “Inverted”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light

Boots: Hoorenbeek – “Lucille” /tan-beige

Look 2:

Outfit: SAS – “Potpurri” /black

Hair: LeLutka – “Bonjour”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light

Boots: Baiastice – “Emi” /black

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Today at LeeZu

Coat: LeeZu – “Westwood Coat” /brown

Skirt: LeeZu – “Manoa Micro Skirt” /brown

Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights” /teal

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light 03

Makeup: Miamai – “LesMakeups – Maudite 06”

Hair: Miamai – “Cronika – silver” /brown

Pose: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin