Melancholic Halloween Mood

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Halloween is – as I stated a few times before – my favourite part of the years. I like the dark, mystic, mysterious and spooky stories and fairytales a lot.

When I was thinking about, what I could style for the “Lula Bella Hat” from SAS. The hat is one of the contributions of Sascha’s Designs for the upcoming Art in Hats event. The hat is a wonderful arrangement of flowers and some awesome shining spheres. The hat is available in white and black at the Art in Hats event.

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The hat was all sweet and beautiful and I was really thinking hard about what to do.

I remembered a wonderful corset, which I got lately from a very dear friend. The” Rosalies Corset”, made byΒ  Enfant Terrible. I always admired the work of Enfant Terrible as she puts so much love for the detail in all of her creations. The “Rosalies Corset” again shows that. The shape is amazing realistic and with the sweet ruffles and this incredible texture it really is a wonderful part for your wardrobe.

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To complete the style I put on the “Couture Loggins” fro Maitreya. They are kinda a long time favoured of mine. I like the way how the shoes are kinda connected to the leggings.

To complement the wonderful spheres of the hat I decided to wear the “Eva” necklace from Finsmith to add a more elegant and maybe even vintage touch, which the corset already provides.

When I was putting the look together, I still had the super cool “Halloween Decor” gacha set from GizzA up and all of a sudden the little “Eyes Jar” fell right into my view.

Immediately an idea grew in my mind and I started to look for a blindfold in my inventory. I thought I had a special blindfold, what would be right perfect for my imagination, but I did not remember from which brand…

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In the moment I was to give up, as my inventory seemed not willing to give me what I wanted, it fell into my hands… The “Bloody Blindfold” from Rotten Defiance!

With having Halloween, I really was a lot of fun, to realize that scary and spooky idea…

It was one of those special moments when you do not really plan on something and all of a sudden things fall together so perfectly…

I did not yet choose an outfit for tonight’s Halloween Party, but that look, might have a good chance to get picked πŸ˜‰

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Details

Corset: Enfant Terrible – “Rosalies Corset”

Hat: SAS – “Lulla Bella Hat” (Art in Hats)

Necklace: Finesmith – “Eva”

Blindfold: [*RD*] – “Bloody Blindfold V.2”

Hair: [Entwined] – “Alice”

Furniture: GizzA – “Halloween Decor” (Lost & Found Event)

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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The Night before Halloween

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Today, I am in a Halloween mood already, even if it is just the day before πŸ˜‰

I was looking at the new hats from Eleseren Brianna, which she made for the upcoming Art in Hats event.

My heart was caught by the “Death of a Romanic Hat”. The hat to me really is a little piece of art.

It is a firework of textures and shapes.

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The basic shape of the hat carries a wonderful and as well rough looking fabric what totally underlines the name of the hat πŸ˜‰

With the sweet and filigree, artistic decorations around that head it definitely will turn heads.

To complete my look I put on the “Grimm Dress” from [sys]. The dress was released on one of the Collarbor 88 events. The dress comes with glasses and a hat, but for today I just used that amazing dress.

The short dress has comes with a wonderful corset, tht accents the waist and on the lower end of the skirt you will see this amazing delicate lace trim. The corset and the lace trim are HUD driven and you can change them to different colors. The great thing about the “Grim Dress” comes for various mesh bodies as well, like the Slink Physique, the 2 Belleza ones, Maitreya and TMP

For shoes I chose the “Lipstick Heels” from Wicca’s Wardrobe. The shoes are made for the Slink mesh high feet and won’t work n regula avatar feet.

I just loved to point out the contrast between sweet and evil for that look πŸ˜‰

The awesome furniture I arranged around myself is one of GizzA’s latest releases. The pieces are all part of a Gacha in an event called “Lost and Found”.

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Grimm Dress” (Collabor 88)

Hat: Eleseren Brianna – “Death of a Romantic Hat” (Art in Hats)

Necklace: [sys] – “Reaper Necklace” (On9)

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lipstick Heels”

Furniture: GizzA – “Halloween Decor” (Lost & Found event)

Poses: Devilish Poses

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

The Ravens are coming! – House of Rfyre meets Madrid Solo

(Picture by Madrid Solo)

Raven Pennyfeather, owner and designer of House of Rfyre, released a new and wonderful collection. The “Ravens Collection” contains 4 outfits, 3 female and one male. Madrid Solo made 5 beautiful and outstanding makeups for the whole “Raven Collection”. I felt very honored as Madrid asked me if I would pose for her vendors for the 3 female makeups. Thanks a lot Madrid πŸ™‚ ! To make my happiness complete, I was allowed to showcase theΒ  gown of Rfyres “Raven Collection” in the AVENUE Cinque Onyx show. Thanks a lot Raven πŸ™‚ !The show was as well the release for this incredible collection of Rfyre. For today I would like you show you the 3 femalesΒ  – outfits and makeups πŸ™‚

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The first one is a stunning gown over and over made of feathers, matching the raven theme. The mesh corset, that makes that awesome waist is textured with an amazing filigree texture and because of the mesh it moves perfect with every turn and twist of your upper body. The skirt, back piece and the incredible chest piece are awesome flexible feathers and the huge neck part and the little delicate brooch that hold the chest feathers give the whole gown a super elegant touch. On top Raven made some amazing earrings that come with the gown!

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The perfect makeup for the “Raven Collection” gown for me was the “Ravens Solo” makeup. The tiny filigree lines at the sides, combined with the beautiful feather on top of the eyes just made the perfect finish for this styling in my opinion πŸ™‚

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The casual outfit of the “Raven Collection” comes with 3 different possibilities to wear it. The top you can choose from an opaque black to a sheer black with the silver ornaments on or you even just wear only the bra with no top under it at all. The mesh corset highlights the shape of every fashionista perfectly with the wonderful light stripes and the mesh pants make an amazing look that still has a touch of elegance, even if you can wear it as a casual attire.

(Picture by Madrid Solo)

For this look Madrid Solo‘s “Ravens Flight” makes the perfect addition. Again we see some very filigree and amazing fine lines beside and below the eyes and this time you have 3 red parts that go upon the eyes.

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The last outfit for today would be the club version of the “Ravens Collection” A wonderful fresh but still chic looking dress with wonderful parts for wrists, neck and shoulders. You again have the option to choose from 3 versions for the top. Sheer, opaque and one, that only has the beautiful silver lines on it. As well on this look you can see the boots that Rfyre made for the “Ravens Collection”, to match all of the outfits.

(Picture by Madrid Solo)

The last of the 3 “Ravens” makeups of Madrid Solo would be the “Ravens Flock”. Not as huge and filigree with lines beside and above the eyes this makeup made the perfect club look for me. Still a touch of elegance but a very cool look with the silver/teal parts upon the eyes.

To see more of the amazing creations of Rfyre and Madrid Solo you can visit their Mainstores and get your favourite “Ravens Collection” piece πŸ˜‰

“Wicca the Lioness” – A very special creation from Poulet Koenkamp!

(PurpleMoon – “Wicca the Lioness”, Model: Wicca Merlin, Photographer: Poulet Koenkamp)

Today I have a very special creation of PurpleMoon. This outfit is going to be part of the Back to Black event of Keira Seerose. The Back to Black event is an awareness event of mental health. For all participants Keira gave out several key words, the designer had to work with and make creations and designs according to the given word. The word Poulet got was ‘courage’. But before I tell more about the story behind the wonderful “Wicca the Lion” outfit I would like to add a personal story I have with this incredible design of Poulet Koenkamp, owner and designer of PurpleMoon.

I know Poulet quite for some time and she always was very kind and friendly. Even as I was a very new aspiring model she always supported me and let me blog her awesome gowns. She as a huge past and archived a lot with her clothing. PurpleMoon is one of the most wanted stores for Miss Virtual World designs, as well PurpleMoon supports many charity events if they have a good reputation and Poulet takes part in many different little events for limited and special creations. She dedicates a lot of time to help and support several events and people.

A few weeks ago, as I finished another blog post for her we were talking and I asked her what people have to do to get gowns named after them. It was kinda in a funny mood and meant as a little joke even if I for sure dreamed in forever to have one of her creations named after me. But I actually never thought about this could happen, as mostly very well-known people were allowed to give their names for PurpleMoon creations.

Then she suddenly said “Just ask me.” and I started shivering and still did not really got it. The she asked me to tell her a few words about me so that she could get an inspiration. I told her a bunch of attributes and words that came in my mind if I think about me. In the end I looked my words and was afraid as they totally made no sense together. But Poulet said, it was exactly what she needed to work with and I was even more excited.

Time went by and I started to think that I gave Poulet too much weird input about me, as she suddenly ran in my IM again and told me she wanted to tell me something. We actually talked on voice for the first time ever – she really has a wonderful smooth voice that fits her personality totally – she told me that she did a gown named “Wicca the Lioness” as she was working on the item for the Back to Black event.

Here I would like to steal her words that she put on her flickr as it is the short version of what we talked…

Poulet Koenkamp:

“I would like to share a little bit of the story behind this picture. I’ve known Wicca for long time now and I’ve known myself for even longer than that, but not as long as you are thinking.

Around 12 years ago, I had to go through, what it is so far, the hardest moment of my life. It came like a storm and I thought it was never going to leave me. Depression, phobias, fears, panic attacks, you name it. For a while it was almost impossible to even get out of my house, or stay in a room with more than two people, or teaching my students, or … pretty much feeling that I was going nuts. And as somebody said the other day, whatever your brains tell you, you will believe, it’s your brains, you know?

A month or so ago, I get this invitation to be part of the “Back to Black” event organized by CHIC with the main purpose to raise mental health awareness. Later on I was given the word “Courage” and asked to create an item inspired on the concept of β€œCourage is not the absence of fear; it is the overcoming of it”.

Around the same time, chatting with Wicca we come across the idea of creating an outfit inspired by her and she brainstormed for me a few words that I kept on a notecard.

I struggled for a month. There was no deadline for Wicca’s outfit but there was one for the event. One day, don’t ask me why, I realized two things. One, I was relating a lot with this creation, with the word, with the concept. Courage. It took me a lot of that to get out of the place I was many years ago. If somebody is looking for an advice, what worked for me was therapy, lots of it, and a couple of hours of yoga every day. I found myself, the one that was hidden and afraid. I overcame to my fears; I faced them, battled them and accepted them. They keep coming back sometimes, but I know them already and they are not as strong as they used to be. I keep fighting.

The second thought that came to my head was that the beginning of the outfit I had in front of me was not only about my own courage, there was something else in it. I looked for my notecard and read out loud the words Wicca gave me, they were all there. [16:22] Wicca Merlin: crazy, elegant , tight, extraordinary prims, satin, classy, avantgarde, shiny, adult, non-symmetric

It seems that all these words, thoughts, memories and impressions had been bouncing in my head for while and they all came out in the shape of the β€œLioness”. Who has an armor to protect herself, who has the strength of a lion and the fragility of the feathers; who has an open heart easy to break but that she has learned to protect; she decided it is better to keep it open giving as much love as she can than refrain the power of its love.

A little story that might inspire somebody else, It takes a lot of courage to walk through troubling times, but, you learn so much on the road, it absolutely worth it.

Event opens February 11th
More info: www.chic-management.com/?page_id=1236

With this words I even felt more honred that this wonderful creation carries my name now. I cannot compete to Poulet’s picture at all but I at least wanted to show her how much this outfuit means to me and I tried on by myself as well. It has so many details that just come right of my heart and Poulet made the effort to look behind my outside and she catched so many of my inner that is nearly not to belive… but she did it…

Poulet I have no words that would nearly describe how much you touched my heart and how grateful I am… still… thank you lots and you know how much it means to me πŸ™‚ *hugs you tight*

(PurpleMoon – “Wicca the Lioness”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Details

Outfit (incl. hair, shoes & nails): PurpleMoon – “Wicca the Lioness”

Tattoo: Wicked Tattos – “Live for Today”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lashes: Detour – “Widow”

Bow: Archery Ranges – “Dynamic Archery”

Pose: Wicca Merlin

Scary sexy news by Faster Pussycat

Tonight is the night, every Halloween addicted waited for the whole year πŸ˜‰ Tonight all the creatures will go out for some party or event and show off their wonderful scary and creepy outfits. I chose one of Honey Bender’s latest creations called “Vampira Glamour Gown”.

The outfit is made very delicate and aerial. The deep, rich red matches wonderful the theme of the gown and the lace gives a very sexy touch as well. The huge neck collar adds a very victorian touch. The fabric of the prims gives a wonderful vampiristic look as it looks kinda as you were still the gown of the night you were transformed into a vampire and show it off every night if you leave your coffin ;). If you still search for your Halloween costume for tonight, definitely jump over to the Faster Pussycat Mainstore… you will find what you need πŸ™‚ The perfect finish for me was one of the Bliss Couture “Terror hats” with the big red spider.

Details

Gown: Faster Pussycat – “Vampira Glamour Gown” – NEW

Hat: Bliss Couture – “Aphrodite” (Halloween Special) – NEW

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /Vampire

Hair: Miasnow

Coffin + Poses: Glitterati

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mea Culpa – Halloween Special!!!

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Some of the latest releases for 50 % of the regular price
only till Halloween !

For the Ladies:
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You will find those directly by the stairs !!

Pictures by Mea Culpa

Halloween at Aphrodite Megastore!!!

Again I got an awesome male outfit from the Aphrodite Megastore, called “Bloody Night”,Β  that made me search for a male model to showcase it ;). Vara Blackburn said he would do it, if he can bring his victim with him for the pic… I was like “uhm… ok” and as you can see he brought his girl, dressed matching to the Halloween tux by the Aphrodite Megastore.

But now lets take a closer look at the tux. “Bloody Night” is a great ready-made Halloween outfit for males. The bloody shirt with the attached neck and wrist prims as well the little rose on the left revere show the eye for the details. The pants, shoes, hat and knife are as well part of the outfit. The hat as well shows some neat details like the little skull at the orange headband. Guys if you are in need of a cool quality Halloween outfit… this is your chance!!! Head over to the Aphrodite Megastore and get yours πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Aphrodite Megastore – “Bloody night”

Earring: Mandala

Hair: Uncleweb Studio

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Faster Pussycat gives Lucy a new lease on life!!!

Many remember Lucy Westenra, one fabulous character of Bram Stokers’s Dracula. Honey Bender, designer and owner of Faster Pussycat, gave her a new lease on life.

She made the funeral dress that Lucy was wearing as she climbed out of the coffin again before she was finally put to the everlasting sleep. This fantastic dress probably needed a lot of work and time if you take a closer look on all the fantastic lace textures and the flexible prims of skirt, sleeves and collar. The awesome primwork for the headpiece, the collar and all the little details as well show a big eyes and love for the details.

Overall it is an amazing interpretation of the original gown in the film… I never saw a batter one πŸ˜‰ The time to release it could not be better chosen then so short before Halloween… in this dress you escape all the black and orange Halloween styles and costumes and still, you will turn heads on every party! I have another amazing outfit of the latest Faster Pussycat releases that I will show you very soon, but for now enjoy Lucy and make your way to the Faster Pussycat Mainstore to look what elseΒ  is new there πŸ™‚

Details

Gown: Faster Pussycat – “Lucy Funeral Gown”

Skin: Redgrave

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

E-Clipse: Out of the dark – The Harpys coming!!!

Thetra Blackheart, owner and designer of E-Clipse, as well winner of the Claim the Fame contest created another incredible outfit. Right in time for her “Out of the dark” show tonight πŸ™‚

The “Celeno” outfit comes as a full ready-made outfit with wings, feet, headpiece, blood dropping collar and teeth, face emoter, twitching tail, eyes, body- and facetattoo.

As we saw so many times before, Thetra Blackheart puts a lot of time and love for every single detail in all of her creations. If you take a closer look on the backside you can see the prim spine that she added or the little blood dropping teeth or even the bloody collar… you only can imagine how many time she must have invested in this outfit!

The face and body tattoo as well are very detailed and very innovative and totally complete the whole outfit. As a little gift as well you will find a typical Harpy sound in the outfit as well. This only will be one of many amazing outfits that are shown in the “Out of the Dark” show tonight πŸ™‚

At the E-Clipse Mainstore you can find more amazing outfits and shoes – you really shoudl take a look πŸ™‚

Outfit: E-Clipse – “Celeno”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin