Enoying my first few days of my Vacation with [sys] ;)

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Finally my summer holidays are here – YEAH! Yes, teachers desire vacation as much as students *grins*

6 weeks of mot getting up to early and living my true nature as a night owl again :p

It really does feel nice, if you actually can spend time and just roam around instead of just having 2 to 3 hours to create and work in SecondLife. First I started to unpack a lot of boxes, which came too short over the past few weeks because of the final exams at school and all the events that come for the end of year of school.ย  My first box already had something very cool in it… the new “Ride” outfit from [sys]. The whole outfit contains a bra, shirt, shorts and a wrapped shirt around your waist. There are different color combinations available but each one comes with a HUD to customize it a little more. You get 2 options per HUD for each part.

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While I was opening all those boxes that got to me over the last couple of weeks I found one goodie after another, what means, there will be a lot of posts over the next few days o guess ;). Another amazing item, which perfectly matched the “Ride” outfit from [sys.], was the “Equals” tattoo from White Widow. That awesome art piece covers the arms all the way down with flowers in wonderful shadings. Now certainly I needed some cool glasses, which I found at Haysuriza – A place I really love to go if I need some cool, more urban casual looking glasses ;).

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The totally awesome hair I am using, certainly comes from one of my favourite hair designers in SL… EMO-tions ๐Ÿ˜‰ The “Bernadette” hair does have the perfect touch of smart, urban and casual as well as a lightly rebel look, that I love so much for my more private and urban looking looks ๐Ÿ™‚ And now for the jewelry… I know Pris will kill me again – like she always does if I am wearing something “old” that might be not any longer available – but old does not automatically mean bad in my opinion. Sometimes, designs, creations or items do never get old. The look and the skills used to handcrafted them can make them long time goodies. Certainly sometimes weird moving flexies from 2008 might appear old but as well if you take a look at the nowadays designers who use flexible prims again to mix them with new mesh creations… they change in their look and as well improved in their movements. Sometimes it has even a huge plus and adds some kind of uniqueness if you use some of your long time favorites, as they just might add the little extra on your look. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying keep all your old items… but sometimes a few are worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Saying that, my jewelry for today comes from YS&YS and has quite some years on it’s back in my inventory ๐Ÿ˜‰ The “NEW Silver” set with a part flexible earing and the wonderful necklace just made the perfect addition for the look.

In the end I really do believe in a good mixture of new and older items to finalize a look. sometimes those old items even bring back some great memories to a show yu walked, a shooting you had or even from who you got them. With all our run on new releases, do not forget about some things, that might appear old on the first view.. on a second view they can quiet be nice *winks*

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Details

ย Outfit: [sys] – “Ride” – NEW @ TLC

Shoes: J’s – “Studded Long Boots”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Bernadette”

Jewelry: YS&YS – “New Silver”

Glasses: Haysuriza – “London”

Tattoo: White~Widow – “Equals”

Poses: Corpus

Location: Crestwick

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

GizzA teams up with Glamisty for Peony!

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A collaboration between designers is always exciting to me, as it brings out new and different sides of each of them or even pairs their best skills and abilities.

The last fact happened in my view on the latest collaboration ofย  GizzA & Glamisty.

Both designers have amazing skills when it comes to designing and texturing. The “Peony” outfit and heels show how incredible amazing such a collaboration can be. The outfit – made by GizzA – itself comes in several colors. Originally there is one color for top and pants but I decided to mix 2 of them together since I anyways have a weakness for black and red combinations ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The top is a very summer looking top with a great leather texture. I the front you have high closed tight shape, which closes together right at the neck.ย  That leaves a very sexy back with much skin and only covered by 3 lines, that close around the front again, which hold the top in place ๐Ÿ˜‰

The pants do have an amazing, aerial floating back piece to them. The sheer part is perfectly rigged to the legs and will follow your legs with every step. The “Peony” pants are 3/4 pants (or sometimes called capri pants) and let enough room for the amazing “Peony” heels from Glamistry.

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Glamistry is one of the most popular shoe designers these days. And if you take a look at their designs you will know why ๐Ÿ˜‰

I rarely saw shoes, that are so detailed and realistic, as the Glamistry ones. They always release up to date creations and offer an amazing color system for customers. Usually you buy one color but you are able to add more colors on your HUD by just buying another color. That means you do not buy another pair of shoes, you just add another color on your HUD. That is a very inventory friendly system to have a lot of colors for each shoe!

For the “Peony Heels”, Glamistry certainly made the perfect matching colors to the “Peony Outfit” from GizzA. You have the possibility to color several parts of the shoes in a different color. The shoes itself have 2 parts like you can see on the picture above, I colored them black and red. Then you are able as well to choose for metals, heels and sole, to make sure you have the best combination for your look. To me that makes those shoes very versatile and perfect for any kind of styling ๐Ÿ™‚

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The incredible tattoo was made by my favourite tattoo designer and friend, Julie Hastings. She made the “Charade” tatoo for the actual round of the Epiphany gacha event.

The cute hairstyle, together with the hat, comes from Ayashi and the amazing bracelet was made by Asteria for one of the past round of the Enchantment event, if I remember correctly.

Since I have an addiction to piercings as well and rarely can use them usually, I could not resist to add the little “Dark Queen Septum” ๐Ÿ˜‰

The cool walls you can see behind me, are from E.V.E. Studio. I used several copies and resized them to build a surrounding for my today’s pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: GizzA – “Peony Outfit” – NEW

Heels: Glamistry – “Peony Heels” – NEW

Hair & Hat: Ayashi – “Rin”

Necklace: Mandala – “Hannya”

Bracelets: Astralia – “Amarantha”

Ring: (NS) – “Vicious Rose”

Piercing: **RE** – “Dark Queen Septum”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Charade” – NEW @ Epiphany (Gacha)

Scene: E.V.E. Studio – “Dystopia Room Divider”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Bird of Paradise – News at Silken Moon

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A new skin arrived on the grid! Silken Moon released a brand new skin. “Simone” is the perfect skin for all who wish to keep their young look. The skin is very detailed what you will see if you take a demo and look at the body. It is made very realistic looking. Every pixel was placed with love and thoughts. The high lights are incredible awesome set. For example the collar bones are wonderfully accented, to get the imagination of a well shaped and beautiful body. “Simone” comes in 8 new and different skin tones. If you purchase one of the “Simone” skins you get a lot of additional extras with it. Each skin has 2 cleavage options, an eyebrow shaper, Slink hand and feet applier HUDs for all 8 tones and as well an open and a closed lips option with matching prim teeth for the perfect smile ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Besides the natural tinted eyebrows you get some real crazy coloured eyebrows like green or pink and you get one tintable option to make it any color you like. For some it might also be interesting that Malicia Python, mother and creator of “Simone” and owner of Silken Moon, offers a free service for Lola appliers as well.

The makeup which I added on “Simone” as well comes from Silken Moon. The “Autumn Eyes” in gold so repeated the lines of the amazing clothing. The whole set of the “Autumn Eyes” contain wonderful dark and warm colors, wich are perfectly for the actual season. Usually I do not wear any eyebrows anymore but with the cool options of the “Simone” skin I could not resist to add some green eyebrows that went with the outfit so well ๐Ÿ˜‰ . The lipstick is one of the new “Simone Lips” in lavender.

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But Malicia did not only release a new skin… she as well made some amazing mesh clothing like the “Paradox” outfit. The “Paradox” vest and pants in the peacock version caught my attention as i never saw such a rich textured outfit in so many different colors that go so well together ๐Ÿ˜‰ Usually I am more the black type, but with the beautiful pattern of the pants and the amazing texture of the vest it was just a ‘must have’ for me. There is way more variations of the “Paradox outfit at Silken Moon and you can combine, mix and match all of them with each other. The dark teal, green texture goes along so well with the ‘cool pale canvas’ version of “Simone and I could not resist even red hair to all the colors and wild makeup combination ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

To add even more color and repeat the orange tone of the hair and the “Paradox” vest, I decided to wear the new “Kaya” set from Lazuri. With the amazing menu that does let you recolor nearly every little part of the set it was easy to set the gems to orange and get some gold and wooden look for the metals.

The poses are from the latest release from Corpus. The “Lounge Series 001” are a full set of amazing sits. But we all know Corpus for unusual and amazing editorial poses and so the new set is not just a bunch of simple and usual sit. You have half laying poses like i used on the first picture and as well some ground sits in it. A real must have for every blogger and photographer!

And there is me the Bird of Paradise, unbelievable but trueย  in strong and bright colors ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: Silken Moon – “Paradox Vest & Pants – peacock” – NEW (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Simone – Cool Pale Canvas Nat” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Simone Lips – lavender” – NEW

Makeup: Silken Moon – “Autumn Eyes Gold” – NEW

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Simone – tintable Eyebrows” – NEW (colored by me)

Jewelry: Lazuri – “Kaya” – NEW

Hair: LeLutka – “Emeli”

Boots: J’s – “Studded Long Boots”

Poses: Corpus – “Lounge Series 001” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Ascension

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Explore the seven levels of the Ascension tower and lose yourself in a mysterious world where musical notes appear from under your feet, robotic bumblebees hover close by and particles shimmer in the alien atmosphere.

Create your own music alone or with friends by jumping on the glowing sound pads and solve riddles under the illuminated eyes of the mantis sphinx!

Sound is important to the Ascension experience, so make sure your local sounds are on and walk through the whole sim to discover mystical places and secret trails.

Created by Mantis Oh (Cari Lekebusch in RL) you can also look forward to a schedule of Techno music events and DJ sets from RL record label H-Productions.

Itโ€™s time to ascendโ€ฆ

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With this words I made my way to the Ascension sim, that was buited on LEA 16 by Mantis Oh. Mantis Oh is well known for futuristic environments and objects in SL. “Ascension is a fun and immersive experience that can only be found in virtual worlds. It is a build based on the intuition and actions of each individual visitor and encourages collective consciousness and social interaction through a range of sound displays, visuals and futuristic objects.”, the official press release says and I have to say, I was not dissapointed after I explored the sim, looked tried all of the great installations and saw all this amazing buildings. The Ascension sim is really worth a trip. Do not wait too long as it will be only available till the end of May.

That was not all as Persia told me, that he not only builted that amazing sims and arranged all that great DJ events, Mantis Oh as well creates prefab homes and … what really caught my attention, he creates wonderful futuristic acessories. The “MartialArts Armguards”, the “Martial Arts Waistguard”and the “Third Eye Tiara” headpiece are made by Mantis Oh, owner and creator of Hybrid Productions. All of his pieces are incredible detailed and you can only imagine how long Mantis sit and worked on them. The belt with the ornaments and the to little bags where you can put bottles or what ever in are as well great for a fantastic roleplay ๐Ÿ˜‰ But for me it is a wonderful fashion accessory, as O really love to experiment with futuristic ideas ;).ย  The “Third Eye Tiara” reminded me of the ‘Visor’ ofย Lieutenant Commander Georgdi Laforge of the Star Trek – The next generation movies and so it was clear I had to do a post about something futuristic ๐Ÿ˜‰ The armparts and the belt as well have little glowing effects, that are not static. There is many more awesome creations of Mantis Oh at the Hybrid Productions Mainstore and I am sure this is not my last post about them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I thought for a longertime about a cool styling for the “Outland” from [sys], that is sold at the 100 Block event. The cool blue & black pants outfit perfectly goes together with the acessories from Hybrid Productions. The top has a very sexy touch at it looks like it would be sheet while it is totally opaque. The pants are mesh made and very modern with the loose style. The “Vouge” shoes are as well from [sys] and made the perfect addition to the whole look.

So I only had to find the right jewelry and hair. For the jewelry I remembered that Sora Tatham, one of the genius designers of Gabriel, gave me a wonderful mesh set. She said the “Curb Chain” set would be her first try for mesh jewelry and I was totally amazed as I put it on. The jewelry comes with a HUD that lets you chnage the texture of the jewelry to 3 different colors. The hair comes from EMO-tions. I loved the way how the mohawk looks lightly ‘messy’ at the ends and the wonderful made braids that are covering the head. A nice mixture of different hairstyles together on one ๐Ÿ˜‰

So… itโ€™s time to ascendโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Outland” – NEW (mesh)

Shoes: [sys] – “Vougue”

Arm Parts: Hybrid Productions – “Martial Arts Armguards” – NEW

Belt: Hybrid Productions – “Martial Arts Waistguards” – NEW

Head Piece: Hybrid Productions – “Third Eye Tiara” – NEW

Jewelry: ::GB:: – “Curb Chain” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Strangelove” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy – Suddenly Blue”

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Abstract” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Blue as Steel”

Poses: Corpus – “Editorial Series 6”

Location: Lea 16 – “Ascension”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 5

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in itโ€™s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says โ€œThe hunt with models in mindโ€ does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybodyโ€™s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

I always had a weakness for black & white outfits and stylings and as I saw the hunt prize from location #23, Dot BE Fashion I would not resist to do another totally black & white look ;).ย  Boniefacio, owner and designer of Dot BE Fashion, made a wondeful 2 part outfit called “Female Outfit” for the 4th Runway Perferct Hunt. The long black mesh pants with the wide sleeves reminded me of the good old flares of the 70s. Together with the long, geometric black & white textured mesh top it gets a light touch of a retro style. To do not another totally retro style I decided to add one of my favourite 80s look hair and the “Britsh Loafers” from Redgrave, what pulled it more towards the 80s. To give it another more modern touch I added the awesome “Dahlink Wild Zebra” makeup from Zibska and the “Lips Stripes” from Silken Moon, wich both went amazing with the black & white “Female Outfit” top :).

The Runway Perfect Hunt will last until the 30th of May so do not hesitate too long to grab your hunt prizes ;)

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Details

Outfit: Dot BE Fashion – “Female Outfit” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Shoes: Redgrave – “British Loafers”

Hair: Burley – “Sirah” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Zibska – “Dahlinka Wild – Zebra”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Lip Stripe”

Poses: Corpusย  – “Couture Edition” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 3

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in itโ€™s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says โ€œThe hunt with models in mindโ€ does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybodyโ€™s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

Today I would like to showcase the contributions of Alafolie, location #24 and [mock], location #45.

Alafolie has a wonderful ready-to-wear outfit that comes with some amazing features. The sleeveless short is knotted at the right hip and the pants have an amazing shine. What makes this outfit super special, there comes a HUD with it what lets you change the textures of the pants and as well of the top. In the box that you get you will find shoes also that match the outfit, I just wanted to go with a bit more casual style instead of heels ๐Ÿ˜‰

[mock] has a set of amazing lips glosses for the TRPH #4. 3 different colors of gloss and each one in 3 different versions. All 3 colors are wonderful nude colors and add an awesome shine to your lips without being upaque like usual lipsticks ๐Ÿ™‚

The Runway Perfect Hunt will last until the 30th of May so do not hesitate too long to grab your hunt prizes ;)

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Details

Outfit: AlaFolie – “Sweet et Pant” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Lipstick: [mock] – “Mariellis Lip Shine” /Lip 2 El Salva – NEW (TRPH #4)

Shoes: [GOS] – “Triumph” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow” /goldenbrown

Glasses: Hatpins – “Kelcey Pince-Nez”

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia Watch&Bracelet” /cream

Hair: Truth – “Hailey” /marmelade

Poses: CorpusNEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black Widow – Dark News from EMO-tions & LovelyMi!

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Bring me back to life

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Today I was again in a strange mood. As I yesterday started to style the new “Aphrodisia” dress from Fellini Couture, I had something romantic lightly vintage with a huge hat in mind. I have no clue why, but while I was entering SL and staring at the login screen, that always shows you your last picture I came across a totally different vision.

Maybe it had to do as well that I listened to one of my favourite bands the whole day. One song of Evanescence was very close to me for a long time. That’s why I linked “Bring me back to life” in the beginning as it kinda was a huge part of my inspiration for the pictures and look.

But now lets take a look on the wonderful “Aphrodisia” dress from Fellini Couture and the whole look around it. The “Aphrodisia” dress is a white and very romantic dress with lots of amazing and different textures. The mixture of filigree lace, the opaque ornamented parts and the flowers makes this dress to a little piece of art. Joy Fellini again shows why she is on top of the SL fashion scene for such a long time with her genius ideas and incredible skills.

Right beside on top of the fashion heaven, we have yula Finesmith, owner and designer of Finesmith. She released not too long ago a wonderful male collection and the parts I am wearing today I took out of this one. I did not see any reason, if males can wear female jewelry, why the girls cannot wear the male jewelry :p. I just had to resize the “Heartology” necklace for sure as it was way bigger for a males neck :). The “Heartology” wings I took like they are without any changes.

The awesome hat is part of the “Halloween Horror Collection” if hats from Bliss Couture. Amutey DeCuir made a super cool hat collection for Halloween 2011 and I see no reason why we cannot use them during the year if it matches :p.

Maybe if you look at the pics while you hear the song you can get a part of my mood that I had, while I was doing this pictures. The first time I dared to make my own fog and parts of the hair and I am amazed what came out after all this hours between looking at tutorials, reading advises and try & error ๐Ÿ™‚ For sure it is not the end of the scale, but a wonderful new start for me to work on even more pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

Details

Dress: Fellini Couture – “Aphrodisia” – NEW

Necklace & Wings: Finesmith – “Heartology”

Nails: Finesmith – “French Nails” /nude – NEW

Hat: Bliss Couture – “Tijanna”

Hair: Baiastice – “Anaya”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Poses Picture 1&2: Corpus – “Editorial Series 6”

Pose Picture 3: Wicca Merlin

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Corpus is Re-Opening with new Poses!!!

Diconay Boa, owner and designer of Corpus is back!!! She reopened her store! I really missed Corpus on the grid, as it is one of my absolute favourite pose stores on the grid for runway and photography poses.

Corpus has fresh poses with unusual highlights. Diconay made runway and gown poses with wonderful transitions and as well she has her editorial poses, which I really fell in love with over quite some time. Those editorial poses you can snap from so many different angles and always get a new mood, another vibe and some very powerful pictures. To see all of her amazing poses just visit the new Corpus Mainstore (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Furness/77/52/3133) and try!

Details

Outfit: GizzA – “Diamond Catsuit” /bronze

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Diconay Inspiration”

Hair: LoQ – “Ouzo” /cherry red

Nails: Finesmith – “French Nails” /nude – NEW

Poses: Corpus – “Editorial Series 6” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 04/18/2012

Top: PurpleMoon – “Julia Balloon Dress” /salmon – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: PurpleMoon

Leggings: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings” /pearl – NEW (mesh)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Beach Bun” /blanc 1 – NEW

Clutch: Gizza – “Mesh Clutch Bags” /white (mesh)

Glasses: *OC* – “Golden Mask Sunglasses”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin