Secret Dance

2nd U Magazine: https://issuu.com/secondumagazine/docs/2ndu-apr2017

Details
Outfit: dM! – “Valkyrie”
Wings, Headpiece & Belt: Astralia – “Wisdom Angel”
Hooves: Astralia – “North Pole Faun Legs”
Hair: Ayashi – “Morgiana”
Necklace: Bauhaus Movement – “Duchess”
Makeup: Nanika – “Gold Eyeshadow”
Lipstick: je suis… – “Lelutka Lips No. 005”
Facepaint: Modulus – “War Paint Set 1”
Tattoo: White Widow – “Snatch Gold”

Pose: Poseidon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.6”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.0”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Freak Show – Am I a freak? Are you a freak?

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I’ll tell you who the monsters are! The people outside this tent! In your town, in all these little towns. Housewives pinched with bitterness, stupefied with boredom as they doze off in front of their laundry detergent commercials, and dream of strange, erotic pleasures. They have no souls. My monsters, the ones you call depraved, they are the beautiful, heroic ones. They offer their oddity to the world. They provide a laugh, or a fright, to people in need of entertainment. Everyone is living the life they chose. But you, you undoubtedly will be one of those soulless monsters. Perhaps you already are.

[Elsa Mars // American Horror Story]

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In current usage, the word “freak” is commonly used to refer to a person with something strikingly unusual about their appearance or behaviour. This usage dates from the so-called freak scene of the 1960s and 1970s.

[Wikipedia]

So… what is a freak? Am I a freak?

To me the term freak never had any bad taste. In school people called me freak as I did  not look like anybody else. I had colored hair in deep hues and colors (red, green, blue)I used to have an undercut or s side cut and my clothing never matched the mainstream. I always had an addiction for punk and gothic fashions in RL as well. I never saw a reason to look like all the other girls, just because someone decided that this is an actual trend right now. During my teenager times it was not always easy. If you are called a freak or an outsider especially while you grow up and try to find yourself.. go figure. Several times I tried to level myself down, to what they called ‘mainstream or trendy’, but for whatever reason I always felt like dressing up for carnival and wearing a costume. It never took long before I went back to what I really liked, to again be called freak. Back then freak did hurt, but that changed big time, when I discovered that they just could not handle people who are different, but that was years later…

So I finished my school as the outsider with just a handful people in school I went along well, but each of them was worth a million more as the ‘hipsters’ in my class.

The I went to university to become a teacher, as iI wanted to prove my family I can do something ‘normal’ as well besides running to concerts and making music. That did last quite long and I really made my first exam quite fine. In germany there is required a second one after one year of guided teaching and when I had that first exam in my hands, I already felt that is the end of the street for me, since having the second year done would require to fit into what the guiding professor/teacher expects.

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The same time I was offered my first contract from a record label with one band I had back then. so that kinda made the decision easy, to leave the teacher thing behind with the first exam in my hands and finally turn towards the music scene, which I had desired before, but due to the family reasons not yet looked deeper into that just playing in some bands here and there.

It was not a huge contract, but it was my first and it was one :p and the more I walked into the music business, the more I discovered that way more musicians are freaks that everywhere else I was before*giggles* and I am using the word freak not in a bad way. So many great individuals, great open-minded people and all of a sudden being a freak did not mean to be an outsider anymore!

I had amazing 20 years in the music world before I thought about teaching at a school again.

I always had music students and tutored some kids if they could not follow the teachers in school with afternoon hours of trying to teach them maths, english or what ever was needed but never officially as a teacher more as a private mentor or tutor. Somewhen – about 4 years ago – I got a call from a school. They were asking if I would like to teach some guitar and bass guitar lessons for some kids of the school band, which they just started. It sounded exciting and I thought why not give it a try, especially because the principal was so amazing. He got told about me from a mother, tha had her child at his school, that was having bass guitar lessons from me for years. So I went there for a first meeting to meet the principal and talk about a few things since I was not the only one he called to find a music teacher for guitar and bass guitar. It was a wonderful experience and during our talk he told me he was a musician in his younger days as well, playing trumpet and trombone. I do not know how to say but in german we have a quote that says ‘The chemistry between us was right from the first moment”. Again I was an outsider, a freak with my clothing and my weird stylings at school but the kids liked it, as it was not the usual teacher look. To me it was totally new again to be an outsider but one the kids and as well my peers respected and as well liked…

I am still making music, play in bands and having fun, but I found a new chapter in my life which more and more puts me towards teaching at an official school.

Being a freak… once it did hurt be called like that, but nowadays I do not mind be called a freak or being an outsider, as I learned the most interesting people are freaks somehow and not squeezed into the mainstream 😉 Do not fear to be different.. life can be so much more exciting. You meet so much more interesting people if you dare watch over the border of the little plate we call life 😉

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Details

Outfit (incl. hat): !dM (Devious Mind) – “Dolly”

Tights: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Fishnet Tights” (Appliers only)

Gloves: Sweet Tea – “Formal Gloves Essentials”

Shoes: lassitude & enui – “Wicked Booties”

Cuffs: The Annex – “Lock Down”

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Apprize Charm” – NEW @ Enchantment

Hair: Adoness – “Eutychia”

Eyeshadow: Slackgirl – “Candy Shadow” – NEW @ Enchantment

Lipstick: Zibska – “Nereza” – NEW @ Enchantment

Lollipops: Aisha – “Lolipop Patch” – NEW @ Enchantment

Glitter: E.V.E Studio – “Koi Glitter Puffs”

Poses: Poseidon & Aliud

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Punk Ingles: British Punk – Trend Stylings for the Versus Magazine

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The whole magazine online: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_magazine_-_winter_enchantmen/1

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Top: LeeZu – “Tamara” (part of the full outfit)

Boots: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Over Knee Boots” (mesh)

Belt: Maitreya – “Coin Belt”

Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights”

Skirt: GizzA – “Tartan Mini Skirt” (mesh)

Shoulder Parts: GizzA – “Epaulette Set”

Jacket: [SG*] – “4Minute Jacket”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Collien”

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia”

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Corset: Faster Pussycat – “Oh Dear!” (mesh)

Pants: Faster Pusyacat – “Burlesque Panties”

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Tattoo: v3 – “Outlaw”

Socks: Cipher – “Punk Socks”

Shoulder Pads: Faster Pussycat – “Lionhead”

Boots: Faster Pussycat – “Gothygal”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider Lashes”

Hair: Adoness – “Myrina”

Bangles: Ticky Tacky – “Hoopty Hoops of Love”

Collar: dM! – “3 Chain Chocker”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Lovely Mi – “Westwood Contrast” & Silken Moon – “Wicca Liner straight”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Luna Lips Silverrush Overlay”

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Jacket: GizzA – “Dropped Collar Jacket” (mesh)

Skirt: Paperbag – “Tartan Skater Skirt” (mesh)

Boots: [GOS] – “Triumph Boots” (mesh)

Hair: Miss C – “Xenia II”

Jewelry: Lazuri – “Noor Mystic Infinity”

Belt: COCO – “Wide Belt”

All poses by Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Lonely Dance…

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The wonderful outfit that I would like to showcase today comes from [AD] Creations. Aliza Karu, owner and genius designer of [AD] Creations is well known for her extraordinary and unique designs. As she says by herself, all of her designs are made out of a mood. So basically if you wear one of her wonderful creations, you wear one of her moods 😉 . She always adds a special edge to her outfits like she did with the “Halo” dress. This dress can be used to create so many different looks from elegant to fierce or extravagant. The corset has an open front and the shoulders are free. For the skirt we have a huge balloon looking shape, wich ends in a wonderful lace part.

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At the hips you have the same amazing lace and the collar as well is part of the outfit. What caught my attention was the incredible headpiece. The crow head paired with that wonderful and delicate lace veil – simply stunning.

The cool snake that I am wearing over my shoulders again is the gacha “Kaa” mesh snake from deviousMind.

The beautiful jewelry comes from Lazuri. The “Eda” set is one of my favourites from Lazuri. With the huge range of possibilities this set really can be worn to nearly every look. You are able to color the metals and stones with a pop-up menu and you can choose between 3 different styles with the same menu as well.

The super cool tattoo is from one of my favourite tattoo and makeup stores. White Widow, done by the incredible Julie Hastings. The “Lady Killers” tattoo comes in 2 different versions, one normal and one low. Julie even thought about the new Slink mesh hands and made her tattoo end before it collides at the ankles.

The amazing hair is made by EMO-tions. The “Yeriak” hairstyle is a wonderful and elegant up do with pearls that just matches amazing to my today’s styling.

The skin is my custom made Wicca skin in the new ‘lumee lunette’ tone. I fell in love with that new tone, because it gives my face such an amazing filigree porcelain look. To make it easy to match the slink hands and feet Silken Moon offers the Slink enhancement HUD to nearly every of their skins.

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Details

Outfit: [AD] Creations – “Halo”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Yeriak”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lumee Lunette”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Cardinal”

Make Up: Madrid Solo – “Lying Eyes – Dark Red”

Jewelry: Lazuri – “Eda”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Lady Killer”

Snake: !dM – “Kaa”

Poses: *PosESioN*

Medusa from *PosESioN*

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One of the latest releases of PosESioN is the “Medusa” pose set. I was so happy when my wonderful brother Dahriel askd me if I would like to model for the vedor of the “Medusa” set.

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I had so much with the styling  that I decided to try some more poses of the “Medusa” set and went to find some greek looking places for the right abience of my Medusa ;). All the poses of the “Medusa” set are very strong and expressive. In the set you will get 10 different poses and one pose as well is mirrowed so you can find the right view and angle for your picture.

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For the styling I remembered the amazing “Medusa” outfit from Enzo Champagne, owner and designer of Champagne – Sparkling Fashion. He made this amazing outfit, with all the cool snakes and the amazing huge headpiece. I decided to take the headpiece and the waist corset with the attached skirt and huge snakes.  The skirt has an interesting feature… you can enable amazing snake sounds that give the outfit  a very special mood ;). The neck corset repeats the waist corset in a wonderful way and builds a wonderful frame for the black corset and pants.

For the top i chose  the corset of the “Sablier” outfit from LeeZu together with the “Glitter Pants” as well from Leezu.

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For the skin I chose one of the “Morbida” skins of Silken Moon. The “Morbida” skin line of Silken Moon has some very special and outstanding makeups. For today’s styling I chose the “Morbida Lizzie” with those awesome eye makeup and the wonderful reptile looking ornaments on the cheeks. I only added one of the lipsticks that Malicia made for my custom skin in the apple color, to match the snakes. I rarely saw a grey skin that has so amazing details and so great made shadows and lights that you still get a super realistic vision of a skin.

For the shoulder snake I found the “Kaa” snake of deviousMinds. Those cool mesh snakes were part of a gacha and you could get them in different colors.

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Details

Snakes Skirt & Head Piece: Champagne – “Fatal Medusa”

Top: LeeZu – “Sablier” (part of the full outfit)

Pants: LeeZu – “Glitter Pants”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Morbida Lizzie”

Shoes: Diktator – “Envy”

Shoulder Snake: !dM – “Kaa” (gacha item)

Poses: *PosESioN* – “Medusa” set – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Vendor Pic Photographer: Dahriel

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Stunning news from !deviousMind & EMO-tions

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Today I would like to lead your view on one of the latest releases from deviousMind (!dM). For “The 24” event, Chandra Meehan created a wonderful and sexy dress called “Yve”.

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“Yve” is part of kinda a new mini collection of deviousMind. The thing that combines all of the new designs are the ivy petals that are used for ornaments, decoration and parts of the textures. The “Yve” dress has a super cool feature. If you purchase one at “The 24” event, where it is sold as an exclusive design, you will get a hell lot of options with that dress.

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As I unpacked my “Yve” dress, i first looked for the HUD, as I saw at the advertise, that it should be color change. Since the dress it self is mesh made, I thought you can change the texture and color by a HUD. But there was none and as I anyways was talking to Chandra, I asked her and she told me to just touch the dress… I was like… “oook but mesh you usually cannot touch, if it is rigged” but she just answered that if SL gives me trouble by touch only, I should just right click it and choose the option touch. I was very surprised after I touched the dress and got a menu. With the menu you can easy recolor the dress to your likings. The “Ivy” dress comes in various sizes so you can make sure you get one to fit your shape. As well you will find 2 version of each size for the dress, one metallics and one metallic material, where you can choose from. This dress is really a must have for all who dare to be different 😉

You still have a few days left to get one of the “Yve” at the “The 24” event, but hurry only 100 are available and there is not too much left!

The “Dream” hairstyle and the “Wild Garden” necklace are one of the latest releases of EMO-tions. The hair style is perfect for any elegant or even fashionista look. The ears are free and you can showcase perfectly earrings and jewelry ;). The “Wild Garden” is a wonderful necklace of the mesh jewelry collection of EMO-tions. With the filigree lines in black and silver and the little decorations, that are added on them it made the perfect finish for my today’s look.

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Details

Outfit: deviousMind (!dM) – “Yve” – NEW (mesh, The 24 exclusive)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Dream” – NEW

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Wild Garden” – NEW (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Tribal”

Shoes: N-Core – “Infinity”

Stockings: No. 9 – “Special Vintage darker black”

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat-Shadow blue/black”

Poses: *PosESion*

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Somewhere over the Rainbow in Second Life or “Wicca in Wonderland”?

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“Somewhere over the Rainbow..”


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“Taste the Rainbow!”
Summer Hunt 2013
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What happens when color meets your favorite creators in Second Life?
Come and find out!

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For my first but certainly not last post, I would like to showcase the contribution of devousMind to the ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ hunt. Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of !dM, made an amazing corset outfit for the hunt.  The very colorful corset made of all the rainbow colors. The awesome frilled white pants, the sweet collar, the white fishnet tights and the sweet net train that brings back all the sweet colors 😉

For me, the usually black loving person it was not immediately comfortable to be so colorful, but one by one I got used to it. First I added the yellow version of the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” from LeeZu when I came across the super cool “Codie” hair from Discord Designs. It had a rainbow colored  version in it and it was going perfectly with the “Valentina” corset from !dM. Each hair color of the gacha coes with a “Ripley” black hairbase. The “Codie” hairstyle was made for the gacha at the ’24’ event and usual colors will follow at the Discord Designs Mainstore after the event. To add my little rebel to the whole look i decided to go with one of the newest tattoos from White Widow. Julie Hastings made some new body tattoos, wich as well come with a tango applier for all those who love the new mesh boobies.

For the picture I wanted to go crazy with colors and items so I decided to put a lot of colorful candy behind and around me. I got a little bit the feeling of “Wicca in Wonderland” as I added the way too big teapot and the huge muffins and lollipops*giggles*

This is what you're hunting for...

If you are not sure what to search for … look the picture above. That would be the item you should look for 😉

The “Somewhere over the Rainbow” hunt is definitely worth a try, as many amazing designers put incredible colorful items for the hunters.

Follow the rainbow trail to 15 fantastic designers and get a taste of their passion for colors – this list is intentionally super short, so you don’t have to TP around like mad. We want you to have fun with it!

The following creators took upon our little challenged posed onto them and created you a colorful hunt gift to remember:

• Deviance

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carnivale/74/128/31

• !dM deviousMind

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/74/92/33

• Blacklace
• Blacklace Beauty
• Lil’Lace

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blacklace/189/131/41

• Faster Pussycat

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Resistance/106/77/22

• ::WetCat:: Builds&Poses

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/42/214/24

• The Plastik
• .:ellabella:.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Beautiful%20Machine/82/150/65

• Studio Sidhe

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonsong/173/90/56

• Illusions

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carnivale/209/92/33

• ChiC buildings

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Demondrille/141/19/3630

• Alice Project

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Juicy%20La%20Jolla/170/192/23

• Pink Fuel

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/69/164/23

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Details

Outfit: !dm – “Valentina” – NEW (mesh, Somewhere over the Rainbow Hunt 2013)

Hair: Discord Designs – “Codie” – NEW (mesh, 24 Gacha)

Tattoo: White Widow – “Lady Killers” – NEW

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lumee”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

A modern Snow White? A Second Life Fairytale

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With all the remakes of old fairytales like Snow White and the Huntsman or Haensel  & Gretel – Witchhunters, I came across the idea of a modern snowwhite.. maybe even a  fashionista snowwhite*giggles*

The idea came with an outfit that I got from !dM – deviousMind. The “Pure Syn” out of the newest Fetish Couture Collection, The outfit can be purchased in different colors and as well in a ‘Duality Pack’ with 2 colors in it. The basic outfit is a supoer sexy mini dress with a latex texture that shows the texture skills from Chandra Meehan, genius designer behind !dM. Besides the amazing mini dress you have all this amazing pearls and apples, the wonderful ruffles for the shoulders, the glamurous train, the hair piece and on top the awesome snake and the snketatoo for the legs are as well part of the outfit. With all this parts and variations you really can make a few different looking outfits of  the “Pure Syn” outfit.

For the picture I decided to wear the whiote version and Sazzy Nirpaw wears the red one. The handsome man, that Saz is offering her sweet apple is our well known Mr UK 2013, George McCartney.

I am very grateful that Saz and George said yes, when I asked them if they would join me for that shoot as it is way easier and way more nice to built up a scenery with more than one person somtimes.

For the location I came across the idea of a dark forrest, mystical and not too many colors with a crypta and some matching sculptures. Saz is an amazing builder and inbetween seconds she rezzed a wonderful snowy dark forrest and I just aaded the crypta and the sculptures.

Even if it is an abstract imagination I couldnot get rid of the idea of a modern fashionista Snow White and George made an awesome hansome to safe the girls :p .

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Details (for my styling for George’s and Saz’s you might wanna ask them 😉 )

Outfit: !dm – deviousMind – “Pure Syn” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: LeLutka – “Emeli”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Cardinal”

Poses: Body Talking

Set Building: Sazzy Nirpaw

Models: Sazzy Nirpaw, George McCartney, Wicca Merlin (right to left)

Photographer & Idea: Wicca Merlin

P!nk Sweetness!

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Details

Outfit: !dM – deviousMind – “Play Tara Way” – NEW (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow Pink”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Poses & Prop:*chanimations – “Sugar Rush #7”

Photographer: Annough Lykin (thanks Ann for those incredibly insane pink and sweet pics!!!)

Dr. Nutsake: Malicia Python (thank you so much Mal for doing that!!!)

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

New Collection at Devious Minds!

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A few days ago Persia Bravin stormed my inventory asking me if I would have seen the latest releases of Devious Mind and I was like .. “Oh uhm.. aehm .. no…” and was trying hard to remember that brand. I know, that I heard it before but I could not really recall what it was. Persia kept talking, while I still was thinking,  she told me I so must see that and I need to meet the owner and in the end I was so curious that I TPed to the LM, Persia gave me and I just fainted. I landed at the !dm sim… sure… !dm was Devious Mind! For sure I know this brand and I as well have tons of her amazing outfits! *facepalms*

Persia kept saying me to contact the owner since she would be as crazy as I am :p . So I tried to reach Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of Devious Mind. She was offline but not too long after I left her a message she came back and we talked a while. She is that kind of persons I love from the beginning… crazy, wild, smartass, just like I use to be*grins*

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We were talking about various things, until she asked me what my favourite colors would be. I told her that I basically like most of the colors and just have a pink allergy 😉 . Being a smartass, just imagine what she send me^^. But more about that soon. For today I have the new “Chained Lust ” outfit from Devious Mind. I am sure this outfit has many different facets with the latex catsuit and the amazing mesh chains, but I wanted to make something ‘Wicca like’. So I thought about, what I could do and as if it was fate, I had the the movie “The Crow” on my second monitor, as I started styling. Since I anyways liked the idea of Fetish Couture, I loved the pearl colored catsuit that goes down over feet and hands and only has that deep neckline in the front. You can choose between 3 different colors of the catsuit , as all 3 are included in the pack. The chains come in different sizes, so that you can make sure that the mesh fits your shape. I did not add much to the outfit itself, only a mask, wings and shoes and one of the jewelry sets of my brother Dahriel. The “Angelical Black” set comes with collar, crown, arm parts, earrings and a ring. The “Chain Lust” outfit was the perfect basic for my dark fantasys and if you now became curious what else you can find at Devious Mind, just take the taxi over to the Mainstore (TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/98/26/30). The sim as well is worth a visit! From my photographer side I just can tell you it is a paradise for making pictures as well!!!

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Details

Outfit: !dm (Devious Mind) – “Chained Lust” – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: *PosESioN* [JewelrY] – “Angelical Black” – NEW

Mask: Illusions – “Phoenix”

Shoes: .:L&B:. – “Gothic Platforms”

Wings: Material Squirell Wings – “Abyss Demon Wings”

Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Makeup v3.1”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Furniture: 222769

Photographer: Dahriel

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin