Spooky!

TUNES

I love the night
I like it spooky
Werewolves and their bites
I like it spooky
Skeletons laughing at your fright
I like it spooky
A black witch in green light
I like it spooky

[God Module]

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe -“Victoria” (Maitreya)

Lingerie: Blacklace – “Vivian” (Omega Applier)

Stockings: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes & Socks: Ducknipple – “Docs vs1” (Maitreya)

Chocker: Enfant Terrible – “Belle Collar”

Necklace: :Bamse: – “Mechanical Crow”

Glasses: Crie Style – “Houkusai”

Hair: no.match – “No.Risk”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

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

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

Location: Arranmore

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Thoughtful…

You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You’re frozen
When your heart’s not open
You’re so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
You’re broken
When your heart’s not open

[Madonna]

Today, again I have some lingerie. Lingerie is always something difficult for me as I do not want something boring, nor I wanna over do it especially, if it is such a delicate and filigree lingerie like the “Iris” set from Salt & Pepper at the WCF7.

The set contains bra, panties and a HUD with 6 color options. Matching to that you can get the “Iris” collar which as well has a HUD for 6 satin and 6 metal colors.

The lingerie set is a wonderful mesh ensemble made of satin and lace. Salt always amazes me with her ideas for designs as well as with her detailed outfits and meshes, not even to mention her insane texturing skills. The lingerie is so body tight… on the first view you would think, it is a body applier, but it is really mesh work ON the body!

The tattoo is – how could it be different – from White Widow. It is no secret. that Julie Hastings is one of my favourite… if not my absolute favourite tattoo creator.

If you ever tried to make applier clothing or – in the past – layer clothing, you probably realized that making something detailed for the SL body is not easy. You have to fight seams, you have to fight blurry moments especially on body parts that allow more curves, as you never know who the shape of the users will be. If you look at Julie’s tattoos under this perspective, you only can imagine how much skills and time she puts in her creations.

The amazing shoes I as well found at the WCF7. Phedora made the awesome “Coax” boots with the huge HUD of 25 trendy colors. The knee-high boots have a wonderful laced front and around the legs they are held with straps and buckles.

I loved the interoperation of the several lace parts on the shoes, the lingerie and as well on the tattoo with the fishnet looking parts, that as well gave the imagination of lace.

Like I mentioned at the beginning most of the items are available at the Whore Couture Fair 7 (WCF7). The variety of designs on that event are just amazing. I am sure that there is something for everyone at that event and I will have for sure some more from there in the near future 😉

The Whore Couture Fair 7 is really worth a visit as you have so many different styles of sexy, seductive and even provocative from some of the best designers in SL.The fair is open until March the 31st so you still have time to take a look 😉

TAXI

Details

Lingerie: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Iris” @ WCF7 (Maitreya)

Collar: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Iris” @ WCF7

Shoes: Phedora – “Coax Boots” @ WCF7 (Maitreya)

Hair: DeLa – “Elsie”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Music Box” (Maitreya Applier)

Makeup: Zibska – ” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – ” (LeLutka Applier)

Nailpolish: {ZOZ} – “Silver Arrow” (Maitreya Applier)

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Fame with Roses & Chains

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I have no clue how I came on the idea for this pictures… but it was fun :p

I know I saw that roses at Skye’s place when we did a shooting and remembered I got those too. When I saw them again, I so wanted to do something with them and when I unpacked a few boxes I found the perfect dress and all of a sudden everything fell together 😉

But lets start from the beginning…

This time it was not an outfit that started the whole idea, it really was a set I was playing around with. I started with the “DYSTOPIA Chained Roses” from E.V.E Studio. I found so many parts in the folders… different roses with chains, standalone petals and as well several colors… I decided to go with the bronze ones as I loved the red touch paired with either a golden or a black chain. While I was playing around with arranging the roses I came across the “Splashing Droplets” in gold, which just matched the “Chained Roses” perfectly.

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 When I unpacked the “FAME” dress from [sys]which you can find at the actual round of The Liaison Collaborative and saw the chains at the high cut on the left side… I did know that was the right dress for that picture 😉

The dress is a very simple one BUT with great asymmetric details. The left arm is covered by a long sleeve while the right arm is totally bare. The left side has a high slit which is decorated with many rows of chains.

Another great detail I would love to focus as well. The amazing rings and hand bands from Formanails. Formanails does the most incredible hand jewelry and nails I ever saw. Most of the designs are made for either Maitreya or Slink Casual or Slink Formal hands.

Overall the whole scenery with the looks and the set looked weird and cool the same time to me so I just had fun to take some pics and see what comes out 😉 It was a new feeling to me, to style according to a set instead of the other way round *giggles*. It was a great experience and as well some kind of a new challenge for me, maybe I should do that more often 😉

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “FAME” – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

Shoes: KC – “Aletheia Boots

Collar: Swallow – “Lust Collar”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Kerima”

Rings: Formanails – “Maitreya Rings & Handband 2”

Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2004”

Deco: E.V.E Studio – “Chained Roses” & “Splashing Droplets”

Poses: EverGlow/DARE Poses

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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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 breathing  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 😉

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 how  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 😉

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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 😉 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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Hand me my Leather…

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TUNES

Look I’m standing naked before you
Don’t you want more than my sex
I can scream as loud as your last one
But I can’t claim innocence

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Oh God, could it be the weather?
Oh God, why am I here?
If love isn’t forever
And it’s not the weather
Hand me my leather

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I could just pretend that you love me
The night would lose all sense of fear
But why do I need you to love me
When you can’t hold what I hold dear?
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Oh God, could it be the weather?
Oh God, why am I here?
If love isn’t forever
And it’s not the weather
Hand me my leather
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I almost ran over an angel
He had a nice big fat cigar
“In a sense,” he said, “You’re alone here
So if you jump, you best jump far”
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Oh God, could it be the weather?
Oh God, why am I here?
If love isn’t forever
And it’s not the weather
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Oh God, could it be the weather?
Oh God, it’s all very clear
If love isn’t forever
And it’s not the weather
Hand me my leather

[Tori Amos]

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Details

Outfit: Asteria – “Julia”

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Begonia”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Keona”

Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2002”

Collar: Salt&Pepper (S&P) – “Anastacia”

Backdrop: ChiC Buildings – “Wallflowers”

Torch: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Beach Torch”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 05/23/2016 – Spring Flower

Yes, me trying some pastel!

I know it is not that often, that I am wearing pink or even worse… pastel pink! But sometimes I am just in such a mood.

This time it was the “Georgia Corset” from Byrne that got me started on todays look.

Last week I had the pleasure to help hosting one of the fashion week shows of PENUMBRA and it turned out to be a show where Byrne showcased their amazing designs.

So certainly I wanted to wear something from Byrne and after trying different creations my choice fell on the “Georgia Corset”

The corset comes in  the 5 standard sizes. Mixing and matching meshes can be a pain in the ass so I put on a long time favourite of mine, the “Brit Pants” from LeeZu. They are layer clothing but  sometimes I really do still like that especially if the textures are so amazingly detailed and high quality.

The super cool shoes are made by Glamistry. The heels instantly caught my heart when i saw them and they reminded me somehow about the logo of ‘The devil wears Prada’. I have an addiction for such little details that you usually just see on the second view 😉

With the amazing huge HUD and all the color options I could easily match them to one of the colors in the corset.

Certainly this whole look called for a non usual hair color, which I found with the “Sophia” hair from EMO-tions. I LOVE short hairstyles and I was so happy, when I saw this super chic and cute hair style with the amazing flower on the right side of the head.

The colorful and pastel based look with the light pink hair called for a very subtile and light makeup for me and so I chose the “Lennie” eyeshadow, the “Vio No.1” lashes and the amazing “Winterberries” lipstick, all made by Zibska.

I just had to find a stunning spring looking place. That I found at “Devils Point”. An amazing little island, with the feeling of a nature loving british isle. So many amazing details and corners, not only great for pictures. Exploring is a lot of fun there as well as you will find so many little places and corners with different decoration and feelings… just wonderful!

Details

Top: Byrne – “Georgia Corset”

Pants: LeeZu – “Brit Pants”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Parrasana”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Sophia”

Collar: Charm – “Skai Collar”

Bracelets: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cathbad Set” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No. 01”

Makeup: Zibska – “Lennie 07”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Winterberries 11”

Location: Devils Point

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Caira [Latex Edition] – NEW @ Wicca’s Wardrobe

Lately I had a long talk with a close friend of mine about latex on fashion runways.

In the end we both agreed that latex can be a very fashionable fabric for clothing and accessories and so the idea of the “Caira” Latex Edition was born.

I know from various talks with other SL models, that many feel uncomphortable with wearing latex or think that latex just belong to others peoples bedrooms.

I never understood that because if you look at RL runways the high fashion designers used latex and vinyl for years. It all always depends on the way of how the latex is used and as well about the presentation.

To me latex always was something that had a very cool look to many different designs. Sometimes you saw very casual clothing shapes totally changed in their attitude with just being made of latex.

When we made the new “Caira” outfit for the store, we first had a Leather Edition, but we wanted to try how it would look in latex or vinyl as well and so we gave it a try. I have to say latex is one of the hardest materials you can try in SL probably as all the shine and lights are not really easy to do.

If you ever saw a latex clothing piece in RL, it basically just has a surface that is very clean, glossy and sleek with nearly no fabric structure. So everything what makes the look of latex is the light of the surrounding, that gets reflected by the clothing piece. That means it never will have the shadows and lights on the same spot, basically they change with every move.

Now try to make some permanent high lights for SL, which donot look like you wouldhave painted on someones body with a wide brush of white wall paint :p

It took some time until we all were satisfied with our version of a latex looking “Caira” but the result now really looks good and I love to wear it myself a lot. Especially becasue iam allergic to latex in RL and can’t do it there at all without getting bad pimples and itchy spots all over my skin *giggles*

In the end I guess everyone needs to decide on their own, if they wanna wear latex or vinyl or not, but I would not ban it from the runways or out of fashion blogs in general 😉 To me they are refreshing and extraordiary plus sometimes.

I had fun doing those pictures, giving them an art touch with different lightnings and crops 😉

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Caira Edition” – NEW

Boots: [MODA] – Sakari Strapped Boots”

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “LeeJae”

Head: Catwa – “Jessica”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop Lips”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Wood Fairy – A Fairytale…

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A while ago I found a wonderful fairytale on the www and it was stuck in my mind so bad that I really had to style something around it. It is not meant to kinda tell the story but it was heavily inspired by it 😉 The Fairytale is one of the favourite ones from Czechoslovakia and was told in London round about 1966 if my research was correct 😉

I am an addicted to old fairy tales myself and read a lot of them – maybe it is the child inside of me that always refused to fully grow up 😉

So I am not claiming that novel for myself, but I would like to share it with you.

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The Wood Fairy

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Betushka. She lived with her mother, a poor widow who had only a tumbledown cottage and two goats. But in spite of this poverty, Betushka was always merry.

From spring to autumn, Betushka drove the goats each day to pasture in a birch wood. Every morning her mother put a slice of bread and an empty spindle into her bag. The spindle would hold the flaxen thread she would spin while she watched the goats. She was too poor to own a distaff on which to wind the flax, so she wound it around her head, to carry it thus to the wood.

“Work hard, Betushka,” her mother always said, “and fill the spindle before you return home.”

Off skipped Betushka, singing along the way. She danced behind the goats into the wood of birch trees and sat down under a tree. With her left hand she pulled fibers from the flax around her head and with her right hand twirled her spindle so that it hummed over the ground. All the time she sang merrily and the goats nibbled the green grass among the trees.

When the sun showed that it was midday, Betushka stopped her spinning. She gave each of the goats a morsel of bread and picked a few strawberries to eat with what remained. After this, she sprang up and danced. The sun shone even more warmly and the birds sang yet more sweetly.

After her dance, Betushka began again to spin busily. At evening when she drove the goats home she was able to hand her mother a spindle full of flaxen thread.

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One fine spring day, when Betushka was ready as usual to dance, suddenly there appeared before her a most beautiful maiden. Her white dress floated about her as thin as gossamer, her golden hair flowed to her waist, and a wreath of forest blossoms crowned her head. Betushka was struck silent.

The wood fairy smiled at her and in a sweet voice asked, “Betushka, do you like to dance?”

At this, Betushka lost her fear. “Oh! I could dance all the day long!”

“Come then, let us dance together. I will teach you.” She took Betushka and began to dance with her.

Round and round they circled, while sweet music sounded over their heads. The maiden had called upon the birds sitting in the birch trees to accompany them. Nightingales, larks, goldfinches, thrushes, and a clever mockingbird sang such sweet melodies that Betushka’s heart filled with delight. She quite forgot her goats and her spinning. On and on she danced, with feet never weary, until evening when the last rosy rays of sunset were disappearing. The music ceased and the maiden vanished as suddenly as she had come.

Betushka looked around. There was her spindle — only half filled with thread. Sadly she put it into her bag and drove the goats from the wood. She did not sing while going down the road this time, but reproached herself for forgetting her duty. She resolved that she would not do this again. When she reached home she was so quiet that her mother asked if she were ill.

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“No, Mother, I am not ill.” But she did not tell her mother about the lovely maiden. She hid the half-filled spindle, promising herself to work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for today.

Early the next morning Betushka again drove the goats to pasture, singing merrily as usual. She entered the wood and began her spinning, intending to do twice her usual amount.

At noon Betushka picked a few strawberries, but she did not dance. To her goats she said, “Today, I dare not dance. Why don’t you dance, my little goats?”

“Come and dance with me,” called a voice. It was the beautiful maiden.

But this time Betushka was afraid, and she was also ashamed. She asked the maiden to leave her alone. “Before sunset, I must finish my spinning,” she said.

The maiden answered, “If you will dance with me, someone will help you finish your spinning.” With the birds singing beautifully as before, Betushka could not resist. She and the maiden began to dance, and again they danced till evening.

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Now when Betushka looked at her nearly empty spindle, she burst into tears. But the maiden unwound the flax from Betushka’s head, twined it around a slender birch tree, seized the spindle, and began to spin. The spindle hummed over the ground and grew thick with thread. By the time the sun had dropped from sight, all the flax was spun. As the maiden handed the full spindle to Betushka, she said, “Wind it and grumble not. Remember, wind it and grumble not.” Then, suddenly, she disappeared.

Betushka, happy now, drove the goats home, singing as she went, and gave her mother the full spindle. Betushka’s mother, however, was not pleased with what Betushka had failed to do the day before and asked her about it. Betushka told her that she had danced, but she kept the maiden a secret.

The next day Betushka went still earlier to the birch wood. The goats grazed while she sang and spun, until at noon the beautiful maiden appeared and again seized Betushka by the waist to dance. While the birds sang for them, the two danced on and on, Betushka quite forgetting her spindle and the goats.

When the sun was setting, Betushka looked around. There was the half-filled spindle! But the maiden grasped Betushka’s bag, became invisible for a moment, then handed back the bag stuffed with something light. She ordered her not to look into it before reaching home, and with these words she disappeared.

Betushka started home, not daring to look into the bag. But halfway there she was unable to resist peeking, for the bag was so light she feared a trick. She looked into the bag, and began to weep. It was full of dry birch leaves! Angrily she tossed some of these out of the bag, but suddenly she stopped — she knew they would make good litter for the goats to sleep on.

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Now she was almost afraid to go home. There her mother was awaiting her. “What kind of spindle did you bring me yesterday?” she asked. “I wound and wound, but the spindle remained full. ‘Some evil spirit has spun you,’ I grumbled, and at that instant the thread vanished from the spindle. Tell me what this means.”

Betushka then told her mother about the maiden and their dancing. “That was a wood fairy,” exclaimed her mother, alarmed. “The wood fairies dance at midday and at midnight. If you had been a little boy, you might not have escaped alive. But to little girls, the wood fairies often give rich presents.” Next, she added. “To think that you did not tell me. If I had not grumbled I might have had a room full of thread.”

Betushka then thought of her bag and wondered if there might not, after all, be something under those leaves. She lifted out the spindle and the unspun flax. “Look, Mother!” Her mother looked and clapped her hands. Under the spindle the birch leaves had turned to gold!

Betushka told her mother how the fairy had directed her not to look into the bag until she got home, but that she had not obeyed and had thrown out some of the leaves. “Tis fortunate you did not empty out the whole bagful,” said her mother.

The next morning Betushka and her mother went into the wood, to look carefully over the ground where Betushka had thrown out the dry leaves. Only fresh birch leaves lay there, but the gold that Betushka did bring home was enough for a farm with a garden and some cows. She wore beautiful dresses and no longer had to graze the goats. Nothing, however, gave her such delight as she had dancing with the wood fairy. Often she ran to the birch wood, hoping to see the beautiful maiden, but never again did the wood fairy appear.

[Favourite Fairy Tales, Czechoslovakia]

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Details

Outfit: Zibska – “Alfhildir”

Arms: [ContraptioN] – “The Cursed Hand”

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Gypsy Boots” – NEW

Headpiece: DRD – “Dead Religion Headdress”

Collar: Kibitz – “Strap Collar”

Hair: [e] (Elikatira)- “Sybil”

Eye Makeup: [White~Widow] – “Inca Gold”

Poses: ..::DARE::..

Location: Crest of Vrek’mar

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

We <3 RP meets Skinfair or [sys] meets Elysium?

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Sometimes you have 2 or more items you would like to blog and then you think for a way how you can combine them 😉

On the first view they might not look as if they would go together well, but then, if you play around with accessories and scenarios, sometimes you get lucky and the look falls together some when…

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Exactly like this happened to me a few days ago. I put on one of the newest releases of Elysium for the Skin Fair 2016. The “Candice Skin” totally caught my heart. With the cute freckles and the amazing skin tones, I really wanted to blog that wonderful skin. I comes with all kinds of appliers for the mesh heads and bodies, but for my first post with the skin I wanted to use my very own avatar face as the skin looked so cute on it.

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The skin really comes with many different options. you have the choice to use nearly all popular mesh heads, which are compatible with Omega, plus you can choose between a freckled and a non freckled version. What I loved most is that you as well can have an option for no eye brows, since that is my personal trademark for years now 😉

What I appreciate a lot, Elysium offers the same skin as well for the default avatar including the head, which is a real rare case lately and the more I ould love to spotlight Elysium skins for that as well.

I was so disappointed when I went to the skin fair and saw nearly only appliers for mesh heads but no default avatar skins anymore. I can see the need for mesh head appliers as many do like to use their mesh heads. But as well I know enough ppl who like to stick to their avatar heads still – or even wanna change around between mesh and default – to keep their uniqueness and personality. I am not saying I hate mesh heads, I just was very disappointed to not being able to look for a new skin, if I do not wear any of those.

Anyways.. that was not the topic I wanted to talk about today :p

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The second item I wanted to talk about is the item, that [sys] has on the actual round of We <3 RP.

The “Nemesis” outfit, is another genius design of the [sys] sisters. It covers all the important parts and still gives enough room to see the “Candice” skin of Elysium 😉

The set comes with a HUD to customize colors and fabrics. The basic armor can be changed to 5 different colors of metals and structures. For the light parts you get the choice between teal, rose and silver/gray.

The cool collar and chains as well come from [sys] and were made for the Whore Couture event.

The cool shoulder parts were made by Eudora and totally went with the rest of the look. The extraordinary head-piece was designed by Pure Poison and gave the dot of the “i” in my view 😉

All those parts made no sense when I put them first together, but by looking at them more and more an idea for pictures did grow in my mind as well. I wanted something trashy apocalyptic looking to make a contrast to the delicate “Candice” skin and the amazing shining “Nemesis” set. And right there the trouble started. I was roaming around over many sims and places and did not find what I wanted or I could not rezz the cool “Barrel Chair” from 22769, which I liked to much for the idea of my picture. So I ended up with the worst thing I could imagine… I needed to built something myself…

I am everything but a good builder… and usually if I try to set up something it never looks like I want it to. I adore people like Anderian Sugarplum or Daffodil Crimson, who can create amazing scenarios and sets.

So I did know, I wanted the “Barrel Chairs” and something trashy on a sanded base. After I set that up, I opened my inventory and typed “trash” in the search of it and looked what comes up. I found an old bus station and some funny trash bins. A start but far away from what I was looking for :p

I remembered a wall, I recently got off a yard sale from Remarkable Obvilion. It is called “Junkyard Dogs – Corner Wall” and I suppose it came from a Gacha. Given the new term “Junkyard” (yes I am German and sometimes I miss such terms or words…) I made my way to the Marketplace and searched for some more ‘Junk’. I found various parts from Angharad Greggan, wich perfectly went with the idea I was going for. Together with some grass and dead bushes from [we’re CLOSED] and some time of pushing and turning and pulling, I got something I really liked 😉

Now just a few interesting poses and then…

SNAP HAPPY!

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 Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Nemesis” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Skin: Elysium – “Candice” – NEW @ Skinfair 2016

Shoulder Parts: Eudora 3D – “Eir Shoulders” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Collar & Chains: [sys] – “Sade Bodychain” – NEW @ Whore Couture

Headpiece: Pure Poison – “N’aimah Headdress” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Hair: no.match – “No.Call

Mesh Body: Slink – “Physique”

Furniture, Junk & Plants: 22769, Angharad Greggan & [we’re CLOSED]

Model, Photographer & Set: Wicca Merlin

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