Prisoner of Colors

And again I dare to experiment with vibrant colors :p

I have to admit the more I try the more I do really enjoy it. Sometimes in Photoshop I catch myself, when I fall back to old habbits and start to lightly desaturate the picture, but then I call myself on it and go back to work with those strong colors and bring them up even more.

I realized that the contrast of black and a bright strong color is even more interesting than just mute the colors afterwards. You can create really dramatic pictures by keeping them or even force them out a little more than you had them by snapping. As well you can do a lot with lights and projectors to let those colors pop more and create a certain ambiance with them.

Recently I tried to imagine a situation when I started to shoot to get more emotions into my pictures. I realized that if I do think about a certain moment or create a moment in my head before I start, the expression of the picture and becomes way stronger. The more I feel my picture, the better I can use face expressions as well. For quite some time, I only was looking for poses that showcased the outfits perfectly but sometimes the results looked nice but I felt nothing by looking at them. Maybe that sounds silly but for me that was a step forward with my own photography and blogging.

This time, I was imaging a space ship. The inspiration came from the movie ‘Pitch Black’, where Riddick was a prisoner on a space ship. So I was trying first on a broken space ship but that was not strong enough for that what I wanted to express. Then I remembered a backdrop I got from RAMA, that exactly did feature the colors I needed, and with the iron bars it perfectly did feature my basic ‘Riddick’ idea as well 🙂

What else could fit better to a futuristic, post apocalyptic vision better than the designs of A&Y Cybernetics… and since Anabel Crystal – owner and designer of A&Y Cybernetics –  did release such amazing designs lately on all kind of events , to me it felt like fate to style up something with those amazing creations.

With the amazing HUD it was so easy and cool to color some parts in a strong, deep orange and keep the basic outfit in black. I love how the material are done as they reflect the light so perfect, you really can ge the impression and vibe that I wanted for todays pictures.

With all the straps and buckles, the short and really well shaped top and legwarmers, the whole ensemble really got a super sexy touch, but as well a very strong attitude in my opinion. I do like that combination a lot 😉

With such a cool look I certainly needed hair, that goes with that style. I anyways be guilty for loving crazy things and therefor it was no wonder why I fell in love with the “Zeo Cyber” hair as well made by A&Y Cybernetics.

The best makeup I can imagine for such strong and unusual looks certainly had to come from Zibska. I adore the way how Zib Scaggs, owner and designer of Zibska, does her makeups. She created so many different ones already and does not stop to amaze me with new ideas. As well I love the variety of colors you can find for her makeups. Anyways if you look for something light or pastel or strong and deep hued – Zib does not let any desire unfulfilled. And if you think lipstick only can be a certain color variety, Zibska will prove you wrong, too. At Zibska you will find so many different way how you can ‘decorate’ your lips. Different shapes, special shades and unusual lights and shadows. You will find the matching makeup for all kind of styles from sweet casual to absolute avantgard or even futuristic creations.

Again I was surprised how cool vibrant colors can be without looking like comic or ‘overloaded’ and I guess I will try more colors soon 😉

Outfit & Accessories:

Top: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Top” (Maitreya)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Vixen Thong” (Maitreya, Bound Box October 2017)

Legs: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Lagwarmers” (Maitreya) – NEW @ XXX Event

Gloves: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Gloves” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived-Hammered Iron” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair & Hairbase: A&Y Cybernetics – “Zeo Cyber Hair” (Omega Applier Hairbase)

Makeup: Zibska – “Varia” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Nerissa” (LeLutka Applier)

Body and Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props:

Poses: Foxcity – “Surface Set” (Bento)

Backdrop: RAMA – “#selfie_RAMA Neon Grid#3”

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

“Before he shuts me down…”

I do love collaborations and if one of your personal photography idols asks you, if you would have an idea that would go with his actual styling… that feels like Christmas, easter and birthday together :p

I always admire people with strong visions, intense emotions, powerful moments and driving colors. As well I am amazed by peoples skills in doing raw shots and how they post process their pictures. It is exciting to see what gets snapped in world and then see what the end results are for the picture, that mostly turns into an art piece then 😉

So, you can imagine how excited I got, when Master Nefekalum came into my IM box and asked, if I would have an idea for a styling to what he just had put together. He as well sent me a gyazo of his look and when I saw it, immediately the movie Ex Machina came to my mind. The Android girl Ava and Caleb, who has to judge whether Ava is genuinely capable of thought and consciousness, and if he can relate to Ava despite knowing she is artificial.

When I told Master Nefekalum about it, he seemed interested. So I did hurry to put a style together, to show him what I was thinking of. When I sent him the gyazo he had some minor ideas to adjust my look and then he TPed me over to his studio. It is always exciting to me, when I see how other photographers work and I always try to be as easy to work with as I can, to not disturb or interrupt other peoples ideas and visions.

It is so amazing to see how others picture your look and what they do see in your styling. Sometimes it even can go a complete different direction, than you initially thought about.

This time it did not and Master Nefekalum liked my little vision to his style and I was speechless, when I saw the picture and the perfect title he did. So today I just adapted the title of my post to hims and I hope he will not mind it 😉

I would like to thank Master Nefekalum for this amazing moment and picture! I secretly hope he will have a situation or style that he will see me fit into again in the future maybe 😉

Master Nefekalum’s Style details:

“Before I shut you down…”

You definitely should take a look at his amazing work work on his flickr or blog  to see all his amazing art work!

My Stylecard:

Outfit & Accessories:

Corset: Pixicat – “Temptation Corset – Dark” (Gacha, RARE, XS Size)

Collar: .:Avanti:. – “Nayomi Collar”

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived – Trashed Steel” (Maitreya)

Spine: Salt & Pepper – “Skeleton Spine” (Maitreya)

Rings: Meva – “Maitreya Bento Rings – Silver” (Maitreya)

Claws: Meva – “Bento Claws – Silver”

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: A&Y Cybernetics – “Cyro”

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Upper Arms & Legs, Nip Cover & Panties: [V-Tech] – “Forbidden Experiment Set” (Maitreya)

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Ginny Zafiro Skin” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Teck Skin Appliers: *YS&YS* – “Pris” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Eyes (right): CURELESS[+] – “Surgical Eyes”

Photographer:

Master Nefekalum (Ephemeral Skye)

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ We♥RP September 2017

 

We <3 RP has gone cyber! We are proud to present Taera, complete with boots for Maitreya and Slink (Hourglass and Physique). The outfit and boots can be worn separately, but they are sold together. Taera has a massive HUD with THREE sides! Yes, THREE sides! And that isn’t all. We all love materials right? Items look so vivid when materials are enabled. With our special three-sided HUD we have included a special materials feature. Not only do you have the option of using materials, you can COLOR the materials effect, giving your Taera a cool shine in certain windlights.

We have also created the Trooper Helmet. It is unisex and has all the same amazing features as Taera, so it makes a perfect compliment.

To go one cyber-step further, we have updated our Tracer Hair and bring you Tracer Hair 2.0! We updated it to include materials and perfectly match Taera as well.

All 3 creations are 25% off for We♥RP @ the event location ONLY!

TAXI: We♥RP September 2017

Cyberpunk – What is that?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting that tends to focus on society as “high-tech low life” featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as information technology and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Cyberpunk plots often center on conflict among artificial intelligences, hackers, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than in the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation or Frank Herbert’s Dune. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to feature extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its original inventors (“the street finds its own uses for things”). Much of the genre’s atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.

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Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.

[Lawrence Person]

Cyberpunk to me is a very interesting style category and not always easy. Many times I saw people confounding cyberpunk with post apocalyptic styles and the other way round. But in the end those are 2 totally different things. While you have kinda nothing to style from for post apocalyptic looks – basically you only can wear what you find, left over after an apocalypse – with cyberpunk you have all kind of fancy, hyper high-tech and futuristic accessories and implants in a sci-fi looking surrounding.

As well for the colors you have a very different choice. While post apocalyptic mostly uses, black, brown and all kind of grey shades, for the cyberpunk stuffs you see a lot of lights, electricity and mostly you have a blue, teal, green, pink and cold/neon looking color palette where you go from – besides black certainly 😉

It is very easy if you just type cyberpunk or post apocalyptic to google and then look at all the pictures and movies you can find. For me a typical cyberpunk movie would be Ghost in the Shell or even the Matrix Trilogy to just name 2 popular ones of so many existing 🙂

Maybe I will go over post apocalyptic soon too, since we are short before the amazing ‘Thereafter‘ event (https://thereaftersl.wordpress.com/), but I had a desire to do some cyberpunk today, because it is such a great style that rarely gets showcased and I really do love it a lot. We can do all the funky things with implants and not yet existing gadgets 😉

You should try it and be not afraid of looking awkward or funky in the first place.. I just can say when you started, it can become an addiction 😉

Only the sky is the limit since everything is a futuristic dream when it comes to cyberpunk  – and all of us have different dreams and visions of the future…

 

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Samara” (Maitreya)

Shoes: *DL* – “Baggers”

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Commander Headset”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Stars”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Rings Simple” (Maitreya)

Weapon: Breach – “USP”

Right Arm: [Neurolab Inc.] – “EV3 Android” (Maitreya)

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

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 006 [blues]” (LeLutka Applier)

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Rigel Princess” (Omega Applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Location: [Neurolab Inc.]

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

In Midian City with [sys]

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If you blog or create looks and styles, I am sure you know the feeling…

You like something, buy it and it simply does not wanna talk to you in the first place. You get not the exact right idea or have no clue how to stage it right.

Then you put it aside for a few and all of a sudden afer some time you wear it again and immediately know what you wanna do with it, kinda as it would talk to you.

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Exactly that happened to me with the “Biopunk” outfit from [sys]. I liked, it had a very cool attitude but when I was wearing the first time I was sure I wanted to blog it, but I had no idea for a scenery or  background.

When I was putting it on yesterday again, I had immediately the idea how I wanted it to look like.

I wanted a cool tough environment for a futuristic, urban, swag look.

The “Biopunk” outfit contains a short with open zippers, leggings and the boots.

To pimp it even more towards my futuristic idea, I am wearing the “Inquisition” sunglasses, as well from [sys].

The hair is a wonderful picture hair from EMO-tions. The “Aquaria” hair probably was made for underwater shootings, but  I loved how wild the whole look became with it.

Now I just had to find the right location. The best places for making pictures – if you do not wanna create your own set – for me are RP sims. Mostly they are created with so much love for the detail.

After looking around I found a place called Midian City. The place had so many amazing corners and hide outs to make pictures that I ended up having way more pictures than I could use 😉 .

The people were very nice and kind and I was told I can snap some pics as long as I do not disturb the people who wanna role play. I even got an invite to take part in that RP but I did not yet have time to think about to be honest. But after getting some information about the RP it is totally something I would look into if I would think about RPing again 🙂

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Biopunk”

Glasses: [sys] – “Inquisition”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Aquaria”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Dark Set”

Lipstick – Launa Fauna – “Liptick Red3”

Poses: Del May

Location: Midian City

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Final Fantasies with ~*S.E.*~ , Yasum & GizzA

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The FF7 Livestream RP Community is opening their doors with a bang. They host a 2 week shopping extravaganza from February 7th to February 21st. All items showcased there are some kind of Final Fantasy inspired as well as steampunk, futuristic and cyber punk orientated.

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For my today’s look I chose the “Oculus Enhancements” by Souzou Eien . Thos amazing eye decorations really inspired me to do a styling that goes in a futuristic and steampunk direction.

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The “Oculus Enhancements” are very versatile and you can customize nearly each part of it with a menu by touch. You can change the color of every part to make sure it will match your extravagant styling.

To underline the attitude of the “Oculus Enhancements”, I chose to wear some hair, I got longer ago from a gacha. The “Codie” hair by Discord Designs just looked amazing with the “Oculus Enhancements”.

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For the jacket I took the “Vintage Leather Jacket” from GizzA. With the open front and the used leather look it was the best addition I could think of for this kinda special look.

Since it was open and I did not wanna put a shirt under it, I added some dirt and mud as well as some scratches to get this kinda apocalyptic look and mood, as if I just survived a fight;) .

The cool Steampunk Leggings” are made by Yasum. They originally were made for a steam punk event, but they just were perfect for my look. The come with a huge HUD wich lets you change colors and fabrics of the pants, the heels as well as from the added belt buckle. What really caught my attention was that the shoes are right connected to them and the heel was made with such love to the detail. All those cool little steam punk gears put together really caught my heart 😉 .

To see more of the amazing items made for the FF7 Livestream RP Community you just have to visit their amazing looking sim and look for yourself, if you do not wanna wait on more posts that certainly will come to showcase more of all the amazing items made for the FF7 Livestream RP Community grand opening.

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Details

Eyes: ~*S. E.*~ – “Oculus Enhancement” – NEW (Final Fantasy Festival)

Leggings: Yasum – “Steampunk Leggings”

Jacket: GizzA – “Vintage Leather Jacket”

Hair: Discord Designs – “Codie”

Shoulder Part: .Shi – “Hesed Neck Warmer”

Poses: Corpus

Sim: Wastelands

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

In the year 2050 – News from Creepy’s Fetishwear

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Sometimes you think what fashion or clothing in the future might be… with Creepy’s ideas and creations you might get an idea of what future fashion will be 😉

The new “Cyber Punk Catsuit” in pink i guess you will be prepared to be a future fashionista. For me the idea of future fashion goes 2 different ways. One that will be a colorful and shining huge wardrobe and the other will be a very tight and shape based tight wardrobe, what allows you to be fast and very sexy 😉 .

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The “Cyber Punk Catsuit” from Creepy’s is a mixture of layers and mesh prims. The basic pink catsuit accents the well-shaped body in an awesome way. The high over knee boots are mesh made and so you do not have any longer the weird angles on your knees. The super tight corset and the amazing jacket with the half face mask are as well mesh parts and perfectly lay on you body. The combination of the latex texture of the catsuit and the more structured one of the jacket, boots and corset are a perfect mix for me.

The “Cyber Punk Catsuit” is available in different colors. So make your way to the Creepy’s Fetishwear Mainstore and get your favourite 😉 .

The makeup I choose comes from Lovely Mi. The “Ashraya Pink” eye makeup, with the pink down part and the white upper part was the perfect match for my todays look. Together with the “Diavolo” hairstyle from Vanity Hair, my vision of a future fashion look was complete. The wings are something, I got way in the past for a lingerie show but colored in pink they just gave the extra touch of being crazy for me 😉 .

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Details:

Outfit (incl. boots): Creepy’s Fetishwear – “Cyber Punk Catsuit” – NEW (mesh)

Makeup: Lovely Mi – “Ashraya Pink”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Diavolo”

Poses: Del May

Model & Phoographer: Wicca Merlin

Mesh news by [sys]!

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Thetra Blackheart for “Claim the Fame”: Week 9 – Rockabilly & Rock ‘n’ Roll

For the 9th week of Claim the Fame the designers had to create a Rockabilly or Rock ‘n’ Roll attire for male and female and make a description that was read during the TV show on Metaverse TV. (http://metaversetv.com/blog/2011/06/claim-the-fame-9/)

All designs are available at the KULT District (for slurl please click here)

Thetra Blackheart: “ Cherry Candy: Any lady wearing this outfit will be as sweet as the name! Cherry red gingham fabric dress adorned with cherries around the drop waist. Crinoline for that uplifting and puffy look while dancing at the Hop! Shoes, Hair, glasses, tattoo and bubble gum add to her adorable yet naughty look.

Rockabillie Rumble: This outfit screams ‘let’s rock and roll!’ leather jacket with the retro raised collar matches perfectly with this cotton vintage styled button down shirt. Denim jeans with turned up cuffs harbour his comb to keep his ‘do’ just right! Chain drive wallet and his camel cigarettes to keep him busy while at the Hop!”

Models: Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mayden Ushimawa for “Claim the Fame”: Week 9 – Rockabilly & Rock ‘n’ Roll

For the 9th week of Claim the Fame the designers had to create a Rockabilly or Rock ‘n’ Roll attire for male and female and make a description that was read during the TV show on Metaverse TV. (http://metaversetv.com/blog/2011/06/claim-the-fame-9/)

All designs are available at the KULT District (for slurl please click here)

Mayden Ushimawa: “The legendary 50’s! I love that years and that style! Jukebox and rock ‘n roll … this is life!!

For the woman I made ​​the typical dress with wide skirt with a cherries texture and a red pullover.The hair is also typical of those years. Glasses, shoes and hair are included.For man the classic hair and sideburns with a tuft. The shirt is reminiscent of the uniform of the players bowling. belt with keychain rigorously with the billiard ball number 8, and cuffed jeans. In those years have a nice car would mean many things, so I added a bright red Cadillac unmissable! The Cadillac is intentionally represented jokingly, with funny girls happy to be led around by a beautiful boy. *lol*”

Models: Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin