Illusion – Sometimes you wish…

Illusion

I know it’s hard to tell how mixed up you feel
Hoping what you need is behind every door
Each time you get hurt, I don’t want you to change
Because everyone has hopes, you’re human after all
The feeling sometimes, wishing you were someone else
Feeling as though you never belong
This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy
I truly understand. Please, don’t cry now

Being like you are
Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
But some that do, lay claim
Divine purpose blesses them
That’s not what I believe, and it doesn’t matter anyway
A part of your soul ties you to the next world
Or maybe to the last, but I’m still not sure
But what I do know, is to us the world is different
As we are to the world but I guess you would know that

Please don’t go, I want you to stay
I’m begging you please, please don’t leave here
I don’t want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
The world is just illusion trying to change you
Please don’t go, I want you to stay
I’m begging you please, oh please don’t leave here
I don’t want you to change
For all the hurt that you feel
This world is just illusion, always trying to change you
[VNV Nation]

VIDEO

This video, inspired me for today’s post. In the moment when I saw the amazing “Uh Oh Makeup” from Slackgirl.
We all know that – sometimes we desire to be something or someone else. Those moments when all those self-doubts devour you from the inside and you just wish to escape your own body or the situation that you are in. But would that really be worth it? It might seem easier on the first view but would you not miss your past, all the things that made you to what you are now? Would this new desire not make it even worse? Would this moment not come again some when – a new desire to again be someone or something else?
I do think those moments let us grow. Each time they happen and we work them through we gain experiences and as well come out of them even stronger.
Secondlife to me was such an escape in the past. When my RL turned upside down, Wicca was my refuge. I know how crazy that must sound, but others find their hide out in alcohol and drugs so for that amount of time where it was really bad, I am happy I had Wicca instead. I always was aware of, that it was a running from reality and I never believed SL could be any kind of reality than a virtual one. So I was well aware of what I did and did not lose myself in a virtual environment completely.
I know we all say, that we know Secondlife is a game and that we always can press the red “X” on the right upper corner. But if you are in SL for 10 years, your avatar and the people around you as well as the things you do become a part of you. Certainly I would not go around and tell my RL friends I am a model in SL and that would count anything towards my RL… if that makes sense. But I can tell about a game that I play and that I use it as my free time fun like others use other things – for example surfing on the internet, doing YouTube videos, doing handicrafts or what ever they enjoy in their free time, besides work and socializing in real life.
Nowadays I am not going to SL to escape anymore. My online times are way shorter as they used to be back then and sometimes I do not log in for days when I have RL appointments or wanna meet friends. The purpose of login in changed, but I still do have fun with Secondlife – just different.
I still enjoy to do things that I could not do in real life and as well I do enjoy designing a lot. To me designing is kinda the same as for others doing handicrafts maybe. Producing something and see how something grows under your fingers until you have a final product. The same applies to blogging and making pictures πŸ˜‰
Secondlife can be an addiction, yes as you can easily lose yourself in it, but if you are aware of that, it can be a nice hideout with lots of fun and meeting amazing people – some even might become part of your real life out there πŸ™‚
For me Secondlife never could replace my real – I do love my life now, but it is a nice way to live parts of your dreams and illusions πŸ˜‰
Details
Clothing & Accessories:
Outfit: Tentacio & Cureless – “Galatea Doll Lolita – Onepiece” (Gacha, for the Galatea Doll Lolita Body)
Necklace: shanghai – “Xana”
Headpiece: [sys] – “Hecate”
Hair & Makeup:
Face Art: Slackgirl – “Uh Oh Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)
Body & Tattoo:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”
Skin: YS&YS – “Immortal Skin” (LeLutka Applier)
Body: Tentacio & Cureless – “Galatea Doll Lolita Body” (Gacha, Rare)
Props & Poses:
Fruct0se & Poseidon
Model & Photographer:

Wild Life with [sys]

Amazone 01a

β€œScars are but evidence of life,” Coquette said.
“Evidence of choices to be learned from…evidence of wounds…wounds inflicted of mistakes…wounds we choose to allow the healing of.
We likewise choose to see them, that we may not make the same mistakes again.”
Marcia Lynn McClure, The Whispered Kiss
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Fantasy is something very precious. Without fantasies I would feel empty, lost and cold.
With the latest releases of [sys] I immediately was caught in a fantasy dream πŸ™‚
The incredible “Ashera Skin” is available at the current round of The Fantasy Collective event. The skin has some very light hints of a cheetah pattern all over the body, what gives an amazing wild look. With the skin you get a huge load of options and HUDs. BEsides the 4 different shapes you will find a LeLutka Mesh Head Applier, a Maitreya Mesh Body Applier and all needed appliers for the Slink Physique plus Slink Hands and Feet.
Furthermore you get 3 different lipsticks, from which I picked the grey one for this post. The 6 different skins have several options of brows and makeup.
Amazone 04aThe amazing necklace as well is one of the latest releases of [sys] too. You will find it at the We <3 RP event. The “Lakota Necklace” comes with a HUD too that lets you customize the pearls metals and feathers at the bottom.
To complete the look, I put on the “Anaconda” skirt, wich is part of a whole ensemble of EMO-tions. The awesome long hair was the gift from Ayashi for the Hair Fair this year and is called ” Sirena”.
To even more drag the look towards an Amazon, I added the Heartseeker Bow from [The Forge]. I really had fun exploring tropical sims until I found the location where the pics happened πŸ™‚
The little island and the wide open sea… kinda expressed my feelings of freedom, dreams and… Fantasy.
Amazone 03a
Details
Skin: [sys] – “Ashera” (@ The Fantasy Collective)
Necklace: [sys] – “Lakota” (@ We <3 RP)
Skirt: EMO-tions – “Anaconda” (part of a whole outfit)
Hair: Ayashi – “Sirena” (Hair Fair 2015 Gift)
Bow: [The Forge] – “Heartseeker”
Body: Slink – “Physique”
Hands & Feet: Slink
Poses: PosESioN
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fantasy Faire 2013 – Frippery

Fantasy Faire 2013 - Jewelry half

From the 20th of April until the 28th of April you can find amazing creations various designers made for themes like fantasy, role play, steam-punk and Sci-Fi and all that is content of dreams at the SecondLife Fantasy Faire 2013. Β  Incredible builders created awesome sims for that event where you can make fantastic pictures or just explore and get caught away in your dreams and imagination.

The Fantasy Faire is one of the most huge events that take part in the RFL. RLF – Relay for Life – is a charity organisation that supports the American Cancer Society.

The whole event takes part on 10 sims. The are arranged in a nice way with a path that you can follow to explore all of them. On 8 you will find the creations that were made from all the designers to support the RLF. The last 2 sims are the event sims, where presentations, music events, concerts, auctions and silent auctions take place. To make it more interesting for visitors, a super amazing hunt is taking place where you can find many incredible little items.

Today I have the pleasure to show you a very new creations for the Fantasy Faire. What I have been told, the wonderful “Birthday Roses”jewelry set from Frippery was not yet available at the Fantasy Faire but it will be added today! So if you thought you already saw everything… not yet as this brand new contribution will be available just from today πŸ˜‰

Elizabeth Tinsley, owner and designer of Frippery made a wonderful jewelry set. The set is available in gold and silver metals so I am sure it will match to every look or styling. The “Birthday Roses” set contains earrings, necklace and bracelets. The wonderful detailed and filigree prim work really caught my attention as I put the set on. The purple/lilac tones of the ornaments together with the silver – I chose the silver version for my post – make the highlight of every styling. If you love the detail so much as I do you will fall in love with that amazing set!

So hurry to the Fashion Faire 2013… you only have a few days left!!!

To see more of the fantastic releases of the Fantasy Faire 2013 you might wanna look by yourself :) Always think on the fact that with every purchase you help! As well an amazing hunt just started at the Fantasy Faire… so hurry there and release the fantasy you carry inside you ;) (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/23)

Fantasy Faire 2013 - Jewelry close

Details

Jewelry: Frippery – “Birthday Roses” – NEW (Fantasy Faire 2013)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Kooqula – “Black Magic Eyeliner” – NEW (Cosmetics Fair 2013)

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Lavender”

Hat: Boudior – “Precious Smoke”

Gown: Azul – “Eve”

Hair: Miamai – “Kirge Updo”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardobe – Poses – “Jewelry Set” (coming soon)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fantasy Faire 2013 – Rfyre & The Plastik + News from Finesmith

Fantasy Faire 2013 - Rfyre + Plastik full

From the 20th of April until the 28th of April you can find amazing creations various designers made for themes like fantasy, role play, steam-punk and Sci-Fi and all that is content of dreams at the SecondLife Fantasy Faire 2013. Β  Incredible builders created awesome sims for that event where you can make fantastic pictures or just explore and get caught away in your dreams and imagination.

The Fantasy Faire is one of the most huge events that take part in the RFL. RLF – Relay for Life – is a charity organisation that supports the American Cancer Society.

The whole event takes part on 10 sims. The are arranged in a nice way with a path that you can follow to explore all of them. On 8 you will find the creations that were made from all the designers to support the RLF. The last 2 sims are the event sims, where presentations, music events, concerts, auctions and silent auctions take place. To make it more interesting for visitors, a super amazing hunt is taking place where you can find many incredible little items.

Today I would like to take a closer look on the creations of Rfyre and The Plastik.

Rfyre created two wonderful full outfits for the Fantasy Faire and one I would like to spotlight today. The “Lux Fantasy” outfit is part wise made with mesh. The corset and parts of the arms sleeves are mesh made and the amazing bodice comes as a layer. The full outfit as well contains a long skirt, that’s open in the front, but for the post I just skipped that part, because for the aggressive running look I liked it more without the skirt ;). The amazing, cool looking boots with the detailed texture and the awesome buckles atthe side are part of the outfit.

As always Raven Pennyfeather, owner and designer of Rfyre, points with her amazing textures. She has such an eye for the detail and her creations mirror that. If you take a closer look at the textures you can see how filigree and perfect they are made and so she gives the gothic look a very elegant and high fashion touch. The chest part looks like silver plate decorations and give the whole outfit a very strong amazon looking touch. The wonderful chains that run over the cleavage again show how detailed Raven works for her designs. Her creativity seemd to never come to an end as she always comes with new ideas and combinations, that amaze me. It is always a honor to blog her creations :). The black silver look of this outfit really makes a wonderful base for realizing your own fantasies in many ways πŸ™‚

The wonderful huge jewelry is one of the newest releases from Finesmith. The “Truth” set is available for male and female and it contains the necklace, earrings, shoulder parts and a bracelet. The male version just is a little bit bigger sized. The dark silver metal goes wonderful with the black gems and the long spikes already gave a very demon looking attitude and so it was perfect for this styling ;).

The hair is one of my favourite styles from EMO-tions. The “Solitude” hair has a very special option as you have two hairstyles in one that are to change with a menu. If you click it you are asked if you wanna have ‘Style A’ or ‘Style B’ and with a sweet gesture it changed the look after you made your choice. For the “Solitude” style as well one version has the forehead chain like in the post and the other shows without the chain.

The skin as well is a Fantasy Faire contribution and it comes from The Plastik. The “Arkasia” skin in the ‘Paua” color was the perfect addition to my demon style. As I told before in another post you have several options for each skin and color in the pack and this time I decided to go with the ‘bare’ version, that only has a scale framed face and some scales on the body. The “Bloodless Silver” eyes are as well from The Plastik and I had them in the skin folder as well. Together with the “Dark Shadow”, the “Smudgy Shadow” and the “Lip Stripe” that came together with the “Arkasia” too the demon look was perfect and I just added some wings from Material Squirrel.

To see more of the fantastic releases of the Fantasy Faire 2013 ( you might wanna look by yourself :) Always think on the fact that with every purchase you help! As well an amazing hunt just started at the Fantasy Faire… so hurry there and release the fantasy you carry inside you ;) (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/23)

Fantasy Faire 2013 - Rfyre + Plastik face

Details

Outfit (incl boots): Rfyre – “Lux Fantasy” – NEW (mesh, Fantasy Faire 2013)

Skin (incl Eyes & Makeup): :[P]: – “Arkasia-Paua” – NEW (Fantasy Fair 2013)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Truth” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Solitude”

Wings: Material Squirel – “Jinx Wings”

Nails: Love Soul – “Infinity”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses (coming soon)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fashion Faire 2013 – EMO-tions, Paper Moon & Plastik

Fantasy Faire 2013 - EMO-tions-plastik-papermoonfull

From the 20th of April until the 28th of April you can find amazing creations various designers made for themes like fantasy, role play, steam-punk and Sci-Fi and all that is content of dreams at the SecondLife Fantasy Faire 2013. Β  Incredible builders created awesome sims for that event where you can make fantastic pictures or just explore and get caught away in your dreams and imagination.

The Fantasy Faire is one of the most huge events that take part in the RFL. RLF – Relay for Life – is a charity organisation that supports the American Cancer Society.

The whole event takes part on 10 sims. The are arranged in a nice way with a path that you can follow to explore all of them. On 8 you will find the creations that were made from all the designers to support the RLF. The last 2 sims are the event sims, where presentations, music events, concerts, auctions and silent auctions take place. To make it more interesting for visitors, a super amazing hunt is taking place where you can find many incredible little items.

Today I would like to lead you down into the ocean with EMO-tions, Paper Moon and Plastik :).

As I saw the items from Paper Moon I thought about, wich fantasy direction I could go. Paper Moon offers a top and a skirt in different shades of purple, pink and beige for the Fantasy Faire. As I was playing again with the fantastic skins from The Plastik, I got the idea of a fantasy mermaid looking girl deep down in the ocean. So I took the “Synjarni Silver Tribal Fusion” top fromΒ  Paper Moon to the “Arkasia – Kryv” skin made by The Plastik. In the skin pack you find several versions of the skin, as well eyes and different makeup versions. I decided to go with the Atlantic version, because of the style idea I had. The scales round the eyes and over the body are not blanket the skin too much and let the human side still exist in a wonderful way. The mesh “Synjari” top from Paper Moon with it’s amazing texture and the filigree ornaments made a nice base for the styling together with the mermaid tail from FATEbecome. The wonderful “Paradise” hairstyle was made from by EMO-tions as well for the Fantasy Faire 2013. The long hair is available in black , natural, fantasy blue and fantasy turquoise. For this post I chose the natural version. The jewelry part of the forehead and the beautiful feathers are as well part of the hairstyle and make the awesome fantasy look perfect.

To add a a little playful touch I added some feathers from Fancy Fairy and to underline the underwater look with a jewerly piece, I decided to wear the “Kitsch Couture” necklace from Finesmith as it reminded me of those flexible sea anemones.

To see more of the fantastic releases of the Fantasy Faire 2013 ( you might wanna look by yourself πŸ™‚ Always think on the fact that with every purchase you help! As well an amazing hunt just started at the Fantasy Faire… so hurry there and release the fantasy you carry inside you πŸ˜‰ (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/23)

Fantasy Faire 2013 - EMO-tions-plastik-papermoonface

Details

Top: Paper Moon – “Synjari” – NEW (mesh, Fantasy Faire 2013)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Paradis” – NEW (Fantsay Faire 2013)

Skin: :[P]: – “Arkasia-Kryv” – NEW (Fantasy Faire 2013)

Mermaid Tail: FATEbecome – “Mermaid Tail – Pure Silver” (mesh, recolored)

Necklace: Finesmith – “Kitsch Couture”

Nails: Finesmith – “Nails v1”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fantasy Faire 2013 – EMO-tions, Plastik & Talevin’s Design

Fantasy Faire 2013 - EMO-tions-Plastik-wand Body

From the 20th of April until the 28th of April you can find amazing creations various designers made for themes like fantasy, role play, steam-punk and Sci-Fi and all that is content of dreams at the SecondLife Fantasy Faire 2013. Β  Incredible builders created awesome sims for that event where you can make fantastic pictures or just explore and get caught away in your dreams and imagination.

The Fantasy Faire is one of the most huge events that take part in the RFL. RLF – Relay for Life – is a charity organisation that supports the American Cancer Society.

The whole event takes part on 10 sims. The are arranged in a nice way with a path that you can follow to explore all of them. On 8 you will find the creations that were made from all the designers to support the RLF. The last 2 sims are the event sims, where presentations, music events, concerts, auctions and silent auctions take place. To make it more interesting for visitors, a super amazing hunt is taking place where you can find many incredible little items.

Today I would like to drag your attention to the creations of EMO-tions, Plastik and Talevin’s Design.

EMO-tions is well known for quality fantasy and role-play designs since a lot of years. For this year’s Fantasy Faire Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions, designed a few very special fantasy hair styles. The “Sunburst” hair style is one of them. It is a wonderful wild hairstyle that comes I amazing fantasy colors. The silver jewelry parts you can see round the face, are part of the hair itself. I only added the “Inferno Horns” to give the whole look a demon attitude πŸ˜‰

The amazing “Draziira” skin as well is one of the fantastic items of the Fantasy Faire 2013, contibuted by Plastik. The black skin comes in different versions for the colored parts and I chose the red one called “Inferno”. Inside of the skin package I found a super cute pair of fantasy long ears, that matched the skin and some red glowing eyes who were perfect for my demon look.

The incredible “Chaos Tentacle” staff comes from Talevin’s Design. With this huge and amazing looking staff you will be able to rule the fantasy world with your cast your spells πŸ˜‰ As well Talevin’s Design offers a wonderful HUD that has lot of effects that you can apply on other avatars to make your magic even look more real. Some of them are really fun as long as you do not bother people with it, that do not want it πŸ˜‰

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Hair: Emo-tions – “Sunburst” /fantasyred – NEW (Fantasy Faire 2013)

Skin (incl ears and eyes): :[P]: – “Draziira” /Inferno – NEW (Fantasy Faire 2013)

Staff: Talevin’s Design – “Chaos Tentacle Staff” – NEW (Fantasy Faire 2013)

Outfit: Chaospire – “Succubus” (part of the outfit)

Wings: R:A:D – “Demons Wings”

Hooves: VS – “Kali Hooves”

Poses: *PosESioN* – “Giz Set” – NEW

Location: LEA 13 – “Rust by Cica Ghost

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin