Oktoberfest 2017 – My own View ;)

Tomorrow it will start again – The yearly Oktoberfest in Munich in Germany.

When I saw the last Monthly Midnight Madness gifts from Salt & Pepper, I did know I have to do something with it πŸ˜‰

Since I am not the bigges fan of traditional Bavarian fashion or music, I had to think of a way how I can put my personal twist on it πŸ˜‰

If you look at the modern Bavarian fashion trends you can see that young people modernized the traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen a lot. so why not take on that new and fresh thought of a modern Oktoberfest look.

I put on the “Lederhosen” from Salt & Pepper, and the the hard part came… what to add…

I did know I wanted a special hair style. Either some messy braids or some Rasta looking hair. Discord Designs is known for their dreads and braids and so I took a closer look on their creations and found the “Nita” hair. The style was just perfect for what I had in mind!

For the shoes, usually you have typical ‘Landhaus’ style shoes, if you go for the traditional look. But since I wanted to have something modern I wanted to have so thigh high boots. Those I found at Blueberry. During their last sale, I found the “Celia” boots. What really got me was, that you have 2 different styles in the pack. One flat and one high heel version. With the well known high quality of the Blueberry designs, I instantly fell in love with the detailed folds and textures πŸ™‚

For those who know me… a tattoo can not miss πŸ˜‰ The one I chose today, certainly comes from White Widow πŸ˜‰ The “Desierto” tattoo was originally made for the Cosmopolitan event, but I am sure Julie has it at her main store by now. I loved the huge tiger head on the chest so much with the “Lederhosen”. It made a great contrast for the whole look.

Last but not least, the cool makeup and the super sharp stiletto nails were made by Slackgirl. I love the way how Slackgirl expresses her creativity and sense for art in her creations. She always surprises me with her release, which are so extraordinary and still so versatile. you can make so many different looks from glamorous or beauty to really artistic and different.

First I was looking for a Ferris Wheel or a Fair where I could take the pictures for today, but then I thought with that typical party look I would not really get what I wanted. I went home again and started to build up a set with the “Abandoned Playground” gacha from 22769. The more parts of that gacha I rezzed the more it looked like the idea I had before :p

In the end, I made it to complete my own vision for my Oktoberfest 2017 and I hope you like it πŸ˜‰

Ozapft is!

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Outfit: Salt & Pepper: Lederhosen (MMM Edition)

Shoes: Blueberry – “Celia Boots”

Collar: Salt & Pepper – “Oktoberfest” (Gacha)

Nails: Slackgirl – “Tow Stiletto Mesh Nails” (Maitreya)

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Septum: [CX] – “Drop Set”

Hair& Makeup:

Hair: Discord Designs – “Nita”

Hairbase: Mina – “Myla” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Kam” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4,1”

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

Poses & Props:

Set: 22769 – “Abandoned Playground” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Post Apocalyptic – What is that?

As promised, I will today talk a little bit about post apocalyptic styles in comparison to cyber/cyberpunk, which I wrote about in one of my last posts (http://wiccamerlin.de/cyberpunk-what-is-that/).

Maybe lets start again with a general description from Wikipedia and then go from there πŸ˜‰

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, science fantasy or horror fiction literature in which the Earth’s technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed. The apocalypse event may be climatic, such as runaway climate change; natural, such as an impact event; man-made, such as nuclear warfare or resource depletion; medical, such as a Pandemic, whether natural or man-made; or imaginative, such as a zombie apocalypse, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics, or alien invasion. The story may involve attempts to prevent an apocalypse event, deal with the impact and consequences of the event itself, or it may be post-apocalyptic, set after the event. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, the way to maintain the human race alive and together as one, or considerably later, often including the theme that the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization has been forgotten (or mythologized). Post-apocalyptic stories often take place in a non-technological future world, or a world where only scattered elements of society and technology remain.

[Wikipedia]

Post apocalyptic is the time after an apocalypse, that means the world like we know it is gone and we have to live from all that is left over. Most likely electricity is not working in general.. maybe via a few generators that are left as long as we have the fuel to run them. Water might be rare, so the everyday shower probably has o be skipped as well πŸ˜‰

It probably is a martial, warlike environment, where all just try to survive – anyways how.

Let’s think about what you could wear then or what kind of fashion would be most certain…

I would say makeups will be a rare case, maybe we can use coal or clay, maybe even some berries or fruit that survived, to bring color on our faces. I do not see that very colorful or even neon looking.

For the clothing, when we looted all existing warehouses and clothing stores, we most likely have to wear what we can find, or what we can create out of that. Maybe that’s why I love that genre so much as it is very simple but as well can be very creative in terms of fashion and creating outfits.

Because of the fact, that I really do love post apocalyptic clothing and environment, I really was happy when I heard that there will be an event exactly for that. From the 18th to the 27th of August, the Thereafter event is taking place.

A full sim created in a post apocalyptic style, with many amazing designers who designed fashion, furniture, ambience, poses or landscaping items for exact that futuristic imagination.

Thereafter has a tight schedule of many events. Dj’s, live musicians and a cool fashion theatre are taking place! Event Schedule: https://thereaftersl.wordpress.com/event-schedule/

The outfits and props for my todays post are all from the event and as well the pictures are taken there. Don’t you love it when you can go shopping and as well take amazing pictures or walk around in the perfect environment for the event?

For my first post I chose the “Bena” dress with the amazing belt and scarf. The dress comes in many different colors and together with the 2 amazing accessories it just looks totally amazing, even if you can wear the dress without those as well.

From Boom I used the super cool shoulder plates, that are made of car plates – I just love such neat little details!

Last but not least I am wearing the event exclusive from ~isil~, the extraordinary mask of the “Survival Mask & Helmet” design. You can choose to wear only the mask or the helmet with the HUD that comes with it and as well lets you retexture the whole item to many different colors – even the little light in the mask you can colorchange.

For the rest of the look I am wearing many parts of DeathRowDesign, that are as well the creators of the amazing building in the background of the pictures. The “Sewer Shelter” is a wonderful collection with all kind of fantastic furniture and as well a built that you can use as your perfect post apocalyptic hideout πŸ˜‰

Over the next few days I will have a few more exciting news from the event, as it became an addiction to make pictures on the Thereafter sim πŸ˜‰

If you like this kid of style as much as I do, or if you are just curious and want a kick ass experience, even if you just love making snaps in cool scenarios – you should NOT miss out on the Thereafter event!

Thereafter Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sarastro/159/171/26

Details

Outfit: Miss Chelsea – “Bena” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Thereafter

Right Leg: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Naesala Boots” (Maitreya)

Left Leg: DeathRowDesigns – “Post Apocalyptic Prosthetic”

Shoulderpieces: BOOM – “Plate Armor” – NEW @ Thereafter

Arm Armor: DeathRowDesigns – “Female Armor”

Bracelet right: Lapointe and Beastchild – “Swear Holiday Corded Bracelet”

Mask: ~isil~ – “Survival Mask & Helmet” – NEW @ Thereafter

Hair: Discord Designs – “Senay”

Skin Dirt (incl. nailpolish): Izzie’s – “Body & Face Dirt” (Maitreya/LeLutka Applier)

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

Props: DeathRowDesigns – “Sewer Shelter” – NEW @ Thereafter

Poses: Poseidon

Basics

Head: LeLutka – Simone 3.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Location: Thereafter

LOTD 10/06/2014 – Cool Look at the Dead End

Wicca's Wardrobe - Room69 01

Today I had a very lazy day and was looking around for new locations to do pictures.

Mostly roleplay sims are very well and detailed designed. So my ways lead me over several urban RP sims before I found the “Dead End”. At some RP sims you land first in a mall and have to find your way through a whole bunch of shops before you actually can enter the sim. These malls are usually not that great looking, so I was surprised when I landed at the “Dead End” that I landed right atΒ  the scenery. At the landing point I found the rules very easy and so I could make sure that I would not obtrude or disturb anyone by just looking around. I had not to go far until I found the right spot that matched my todays look πŸ˜‰

Wicca's Wardrobe - Room69 03

Today I was running around in one of my latest creations, wich I made for theΒ  [Room 69] event. It is the first time that I am part of that and i have to tell that I was treated super kind and nice by the people who run it. They were very helpful and patient with me.

The “Nagini Top [B&W Edition]” that I am wearing, is a wonderful short top with chains hanging down over the belly and a huge and deep neckline wich gives a very sexy and modern look.Β  The top comes with my new HUD wich is just one prim with one script what makes it a very low lag script. You can choose between 6 different options for the texture of the top.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Nagini Tip (B&W) Vendor

You can choose between black and white and highlights in silver, white and black like yu can see on the picture above.

The pants as well you can find at the [Room 69] along with the “Nagini Top”. The “Anakri ‘Pants [B&W Edition]” are made to match the “Nagini Top” and have the same HUD options.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Anakri Pants (B&W) Vendor

The shoes are one of my personal favourites and you will find the at my main store. The “Gambler Heels [Autumn Edition]” are made for the Slink Av. Enhancement mesh feet. They only will fit with the high version of the Slink feet and not for the regular Avatar feet.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Room69 02

The dieces wich make the heel and the letters at the platform are textured with metals. With the HUD that comes with it, they can be retextured in gold, silver and a black metal. For he shoe it self you have many different possibilities to customize them in texture and color. The palette goes over all the actual autumn colors. The HUD allows to recolor the whole shoe as well as in 3 different parts. The sole, the straps and the body can be changed separately.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Gambler Heels Vendor

To complete my look I used the “Creature Glasses” as well from Wicca’s Wardrobe.

For the hair I wanted to use something casual but still wild and modern from booN. For the lipstick I chose my favourite one from Launa Fauna. It is part of the “Halloween Set” and what I like so much is, that the black is not just deep opaque black with no structure. I always loved Launa Fauna for her high detailed makeups, lipsticks and skins.

The black nails with those sweet white spiders and webs are made by Nailed It! and they are part of the “Rock Set”.

I now will continue to explore the “Dead End” and see if I can find some more cool spots for my next pictures πŸ˜‰

Wicca's Wardrobe - Room69 04

Details

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Nagini Top [B&W Edition]” – NEW

Bra: [AD] Creations – “Gothic Summer” (part of the outfit)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anakri Pants [B&W Edition] – NEW

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Gambler Heels [Autumn Edition] – NEW

Glasses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Creature Glasses”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Lipstick: Launa Fauna – “Halloween Set /black”

Hair: booN – “SEL 740”

Nails: Nailed It! – “Rock Set”

Location: Dead End

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Sunny Afternoon with GizzA

GizzA 01

Sometimes if you put on an outfit it automatically throws you in a certain mood…

Exactly that happened today, when I put on the new “Maryjane” outfit from GizzA.

Technically I am too you for the good old hippy times but from what I heard and saw by pics it must have been a great time. The fashion and style at that time was a very catchy and colorful.

Jeans were a huge part of it as well as knitted stuff. GizzA brought it kinda back to life with the flower power high-waisted jeans and the knitted vest wich are parts of the “Maryjane” outfit. The knotted bra and the 2 different necklaces are as well part of the look. I did not wanna go too much into the old hippy style so I decided to wear some more modern looking dreads from EMO-tions as the hairstyle for the look. The oversized sunglasses were kinda a must for the look and I am anyways a huge fan of those πŸ˜‰

GizzA 02

For the picture I wanted something country side looking and while I was TPing around to find the right location, I remembered “The other Side” sim. The sim really has so many neat spots for all kinds of pictures and it s really worth a visit!

I decided to make my way to the corner with the cute horses and cows, as it was so peaceful and quiet and just the right location for my look like I did imagine it πŸ˜‰

GizzA 03

Details

Outfit: GizzA – “Maryjane” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Rula”

Glasses: Izzie’s – “Oversized Sunglasses”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Location: The Other Side

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin