“My Heart has been always Yours”

Image made for Eclipse Magazine // June 2020 https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_june_2020?issuu_product=document_page&issuu_context=action&issuu_cta=like_publication

Recently I had a talk with Trouble, my little brother in SL (that grew over many years) and we came across an idea we had for a while, but it never seemed to be the right time. Now it was the right time and we talked about my sweet little corner in the Eclipse Magazine, where I could contribute something with all my weird and crazy ideas. I always missed a more roleplay based fashion and places section. Not the typical fashion spread that we all got tired of seeing in all the magazines, more something with fantasy but still themed and with according places to go. More than that I am allowed to have a little paragraph about the theme to characterize and explain certain genres a little bit. I do not know how I can describe it properly, but my little “Across the Grid” section in the Eclipse Magazine was born *winks* Thank you Trouble for giving me a corner to express all my funky ideas and dreams!

I love steampunk in RL and SL and so it was an easy choice what my initial theme would be – Steampunk!

One of the pictures that I did for the magazine, is the one above (the other one I will showcase in a separate blog post). The style was based on a look I did for the Second Life CyberCon show we did with Madd Modelz, I just did pimp it a little bit more to go towards steampunk even more. For the show Tour Blanche – another close friend of mine – wrote a wonderful story to my look, which I have to put down here as well so that it wasn’t just for the show and I can read it over and over again myself too because I love it so much. Thank you so much Tour for that incredible, wonderful and amazing story.

There once was a man. He was brilliant, but his brilliance made him an outcast, exiled for dabbling in upsetting the natural order, attempting to create life itself. It was not so many years later that he had his first true breakthrough, and /she/ was awakened. A construct from head to toe, she was built with the purpose of being his assistant. Her metallic body was capable of working without tiring, and her capacity to learn made her adept at not only aiding in his work, but also conversing.

While the strangeness of her voice and slightly inhuman mannerisms might repel some, hers was the only companionship he had. She would be the reason he gave up pursuing further research. He viewed her as his magnun opus, and continued to refine her as needed as the years went on, rather than creating new constructs. While she was capable of thought, she was bereft of true feeling. Though she went through the learned motions to embrace him when he needed it, and spoke affectionate words, she did not truly know what they meant.

Over the decades, her parts were improved or sometimes replaced with mismatched pieces, but he aged, growing old, tired, and eventually infirm. On his deathbed, he pledged his love to her, “My heart has always been yours.” When he perished, she surgically extracted his heart, and using all he had taught her, connected it to herself. When this was done, his devotion to her strangely resonated within her chest. It struck her core like a hammer, and for the first time, part of her metal shell cracked and broke loose. A truth revealed: She had not been a full construct all along. She did not know whose body went into her creation, but she did know that she now missed him for the first time in her life, and yearned to hear his voice again. She knew now what he felt, as she felt it too; a love for him. She would find a way to bring him back. For now, she would preserve his heart as a part of her, and wander the earth, seeking the forbidden knowledge she would need.

Clothing

Dress: Wicca’s Originals – “Amity Dress [Black]” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Belt: Wicca’s Originals – “Amity Belt [Black]” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Sleeve: Wicca’s Originals – “Amity Arm Left” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Right Shoe: Wicca’s Originals – “Michonne Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Backpack: Hypnos – Treasure Hunter Backpack”

Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:.  – “Thunderstrike Ring Woman” (Maitreya, Bento)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head & Mask: Wicca’s Originals – “Elmstone Head [Gold]” (Maitreya)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Arms: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Arms” (Maitreya)

Legs: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Legs” (Maitreya)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Prop 1- Rusty Companion: HILTED – “Little Bust Rucket – Floaty Flying Version”

Prop 2 – Cat: HEXtraordinary – “Lord Bartleby Von Tinkleton Esq. – Companion”

Location

Piltover & Zaun

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Follow me Down

TUNES

Since I met you I’ve been crazy
Since I’ve been with you I’ve been lost
You make everything seem hazy
Love comes with such a cost

Nights avoiding things unholy
Your hand slips across my skin
I go down on you so slowly
Don’t confess none of your sins

Have I lost my mind?

When you’re young you always take what you can get
Even bicycles and sprinklers get you wet
Now I know that there’s a different way to die
My body breathes
Heart still beats
But I am not alive
Follow me down to the river
Drink while the water is clean
Follow me down to the river tonight
I’ll be down here on my knees

[The Pretty Wreckless]

Clothing

Top: Salt & Pepper – “Paintball Tank – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Harness: [CX] – “Vice Crew / Harness – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Pants: [CX] – “Vice Crew / Shorts – Red” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Stockings with Garter: Nanika – “Jenna Stockings” (Maitreya)

Knee: .:Avanti:. – “Knit Knee Warmers – Black” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Wicca’s Originals – “Ceana Booties” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)

Face Chain: [CX] – “Tyran’s Chain (Silver)”

Necklace: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choker (Black )” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Cuffs: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Murky Cuffs”

Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Morphine Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: VALUXIA – “Letha Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Knox”

Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Electric Eyeshadow – 3 Red 75%” (BoM) – NEW @ Designer Showcase // June 2020

Eyeliner: CAZIMI – “Understated HD Eyeliners (Lelutka) Set 03 Smokey” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Arrant HD Makeup (LeLutka) Bonus Colors!” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Shading: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour” (BoM)

Brows: ~Songbird~ – “Pencil Thin Brows” (BoM – store closed)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Lake 2.1” (Evolution Line)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Ivar” – NEW @ Kinky // May 2020

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Enjoy the Silence” (BoM) – NEW @ UBER // May 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose 1: Foxcity – “Budget Flyer – 6m” (Bento)

Pose 2: Foxcity – “Focus on Me – 7m” (Bento)

Pose 3: Foxcity – “City Life – 6m” (Bento)

Magazin: Foxcity – “Prop Magazine (L Hand)” (Part of the Budget Flyer Set)

Backdrop: [BH9] – “Night Shipment V1”

Lamp: 22769 – “Graphic Lounge – Headlight Tablelamp”

Bottles: BellePoses – “Beer01M (Add)” (Part of the Aylla Set)

Smokes: CHI – “Smoker Set”

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Midnight Hour

TUNES

I’m gonna wait till the stars come out
And see that twinkle in your eyes
I’m gonna wait ’till the midnight hour
That’s when my love begins to shine

[Wilson Pickett]

Accessories

Piercing: -SU! – “Medusa Piercing” (Group Gift)
Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws (Original)” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Place” (Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Whimsical
Makeup: Koonz – “L’Artiste Eyeshadows – Drama” (LeLUTKA adapted)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Lake 1.2”
Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”
Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.1”
Tattoo:. Vegas Tattos – “Tattoo Dark Koi and Dragon” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity
Prop: [Con.] – “Travellers Suitcase Bar – Coal”

Model & Photographer

“Lake” came to the Skin Fair!

First of all I wanted to excuse myself for not posting the past 2 weeks, but as you all know the times at the moment are a little bit difficult. The new situation with the Corona virus did turn a lot of lifes upside down I guess. For me being a teacher and doing private tutoring in the afternoons,  having all the school closed now did throw me into a little bit of stress to keep my monthly income up at least as much that I do not run into trouble over the next few month.

But now all is settled and I can do pictures and post again \o/

So today I would like to showcase the new LeLUTKA Evolution head called “Lake”. You can find it at the Skin Fair together with the first new male head for the Evolution line, which is on a promo sale for the duration of the Skin Fair.

“Lake” is the 3rd head of the new Evolution Line, which concentrates on the new BoM feature. I already did a full review 0f the new HUD and all its features HERE. It does come with a default skin but since I have so much fun with playing with skins on the new Evolution heads I decided to fool around with some of the new Glam Affair skins.

To me “Lake” appears as the most edgy and adult head of the 3 for now and I loved the mouth part a lot. Today I am using it with one of the new skins of Glam Affair – made for the new Evolution lines – called “Cindy”, which you can get at the Glam Affair main store. I used tone “002 E” as I love me some pale look 😉

That amazing “Hairbase.c88.22”  as well was made by LeLUTKA for their new Evolution head line and perfectly fits for a centre parting long hair style or even for a ponytail hair attachment. You can wear it solo as well like I did, with a hat or a cap on only.

Make sure to jump over to the Skin Fair to get your “Lake” head and even more drag your man over there too to get the new “Skyler” head for the promo sale price of 3700L$ only!

Accessories

Necklace: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choker – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Thunderstrike Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hairbase: LeLUTKA – “Hairbase.c88.22” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.1” – NEW @ Skin Fair 2020

Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Cindy Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Freckles: Izzie’s – Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sweet Succubus

TUNES

You came to me in my sleep
A succubus all dressed in red
Filth that you whisper is sweet
But it’s my dream so let it be said:

You must have taken the wrong turn
You’ve ended up in hell

Hear me, temptress of the night,
There is more than one demon here
I see temples I yearn to defile,
‘Cause our horns hide divinity

And I think that the smell of your soft skin,
Is no less than the last legal drug
So here’s my seditious and bold whim:
Let’s drag the moon and make him watch

This grip will bloom into a bruise
These scars are your tattoos.
I said – “what kind of man would not succumb?”
You said – ‘what kind of monster you’ve become?

Succubus! Your horns are broken down
Succubus! Your wings are torn apart

[Phedora]

Clothing

Outfit & Horns: Casse lustre – “Sweet Succubus” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Aenigma // Feburary 2020

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

Accessories

Face Chain & Earring: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Kreuz Septum Chain”

Wings: PFC – “Angel”

Hair & Makeup

Hair:[RA] – “Alice Hair”

Face Art: ::moonshine:: – “Danara Tatoo” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February 2020

Face Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek and Nose Contour” (BoM)

Head Scales: Rainbow Sundae – “Lizard Scales Face – 4 – V1” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nova 1.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Thauron”

Body Scales: Rainbow Sundae – “Lizard Scales Body – 4 – V1”

Tattoo: Juna – “Agatha tattoo Light Classic Avatar” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February 2020

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: Tableau Vivant – “Prop art ~ The Darkest Nights” (old design, probably not anymore available)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Safe with me!

I wanted to do a couple picture for such a along time again with my partner Redclaw Inshan and now finally for the Mainframe event the time was right again. You can find so many cool new releases for male and female at the Mainframe event, that there was no way around some couple pictures of them 😉

I always get told, it is rare to find good designs for males… the Mainframe event would be one event to take a look as they have a lot of incredible designs and item for all genders and as well different genres inside a futuristic overall mood. But you can find electronic things, sci-fi, fantasy, post apocalyptic and lots of Neon things.

I mean it is no secret that I am addicted to cyber things anyways do that event was a “must go” anyways but I really think even if you are just looking for some extra ordinary accessories it will be worth looking.

Lets take a closer look what we used from the event…

The first item that probably jumps to your eye first is the cool “Enhancement” tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos. It is available in red and blue and we chose the red version for todays post. The tattoo (face & body) comes in 2 versions, with the shading (black) and without. You can decide if you want to go BoM or work with the Omega Advanced applier, which as well gives you the cool possibility of materials on the tattoos. Sir Skye as well included 4 projectors (which I did not use for this particular post). 2 color ones in red and blue and 2 tech ones that give you an amazing look through their projector textures!

The incredible detailed face implants are made by {PSYCHO:Byts}. They come in 2 link sets (8 pieces), that you can perfectly edit to fit them on your face. With the HUD you can make a lot of color combinations based on 8 different colors and 6 metal versions.

The extreme cool eye patch was created by Gryphon Vendetta for his brand UNGOD. He already convinced me with his poses but his meshes are very unusual and perfect for a unique look as well! For the Mainframe event, he created that unisex eye piece in black and white. Each one has 4 different colors for the glowing lens and since he left his product modifiable, you can even adjust the glow to your needs.

The cool skin that I am wearing as well is one of the releases for the Mainframe event, coming from Stargazer. They offer the skin in 3 different tones for the event and I chose to wear the gray one.

The gloves that Sir Red is wearing, we created for our own brand Wicca’s Originals – as well a new release for the event, which I will do a separate showcase over the next few days since we again created a female AND a male version of a full outfit that is sold in 3 pieces (outfit, gloves & shows).

 What better than some evergreens from A&Y we could have chosen to complete our looks. the “Dext” hair is one of my personal favorites and I do not need to tell how much I love Anabel Crystal’s clothing if it comes to latex and cyber designs!

You still have till February 20th to visit the cyber fair and see all the goodies in one place before you have to do shop hopping when they all return to their main stores 😉

Clothing

Corset: A&Y – “Aglaya Latex Cyber Corset+Top” – ON HER (Maitreya)

Shoes: A&Y – “Aglaya Latex Cyber Boots” – ON HER (Maitreya)

Accessories

Nails: [S] – “PC Culture” (Maitreya, Bento) – ON HERNEW @ Mainframe 2020

Face Implants: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “CyberImplants”- ON HIM & HERNEW @ Mainframe 2020

Eyecover: >UNGOD – “P-0531 Eye Patch Black”- ON HIM & HER NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Guardian Gloves” (Signature Gianni, Bento) – ON HIMNEW @ Mainframe 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Dext” “- ON HIM & HER

Tattoo (Body & Face): Nefekalum Tattoos – “Enhancement (Red)””- ON HIM & HERNEW @ Mainframe 2020

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 1.0” – ON HERNEW @ Mainstore

Eyes: [LB Eyes] – “Cybernetic Steel: 1” – ON HER

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Meraxes” – ON HER

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1” – ON HER

Skin: [Stargazer] – “Synthetica Skin – Grey” – ON HERNEW @ Mainframe 2020

Tattoo (Body & Face): Nefekalum Tattoos – “Enhancement (Red)”- ON HIM & HERNEW @ Mainframe 2020

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD” – ON HER

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose 1: WRONG – “VS” (Bento)

Pose 2: Imitation – “Control me” (Bento)

Background: Strange Merchant – “Light City Downtown #1 – V:1.0” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Models

Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Photogapher

Wicca Merlin

I hate the world today…

I hate the world today
You’re so good to me
I know but I can’t change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I’m an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

[Meredith Brooks]

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Pants: .: ryvoltzer x nu :. – “Marly Distressed Shorts” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v1” (BoM)

Shoes: : CULT : – “Bad Mood Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar 1: [CX] – “Summer Hater” (Group Gift)

Collar 2: -SU!- – “Lynexia Collar 1” (Group Gift)

Eyepatch: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Falkor Patch Gear (R)” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky January 2020

Mask: [CX] – “Mucronate Mask – Black”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Onyx” (Maitreya, Bento)

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Comission”

Makeup 1: -SU!- – “The Bride FX Makeup /Smokey/” (BoM)

Makeup 2: -SU!- – “The Bride FX Makeup /Zombie/” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Blake Layer [LeLutka] 003 E” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 003” (BoM)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Tattoo: Von Noir Tattoo – “Persephoneia (Fresh)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: BellePoses – “Aylla” (Bento, Beer Bottles included)

Prop: DRD – “Sidewalk Penthouse” (Group Gift August 2018)

Location

Wicca’s Originals

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

OMG it is BoM!!!

And again I am coming to you with the new Evolution Line of LeLutka heads – this time with Nova!

The new Evolution Line of LeLUTKA, does hold so many amazing news for the heads that you really need some time until you have them figured out fully and every second is worth it. Today I decided to go with the “mature” feature of the materials. When I took a closer look I was able to see all the cute wrinkles at the outer eye corners and the cool ones on my forehead and between the eyes above the nose. I guess that will be my everyday look now for the new head generation, as I love t to not look like a young woman anymore after all that time I was in SL now*grins* What I found out too was, that I can play with the intensity of the materials as well as the environment influence, which again opened a complete new world for me for future posts!

What I wanted to test now too, was if the amazing Axis HUD from LeLutka would still work with the new heads and – surprise surprise – it DOES! That means even if i got so many new moods and expressions I still may do my own or alter the ones that are included in the HUD.

I never was full sold on the new BoM features besides the new LeLutka heads, so I was fooling around quite a while with a BoM head and a non BoM body. Since it seems to become more and more popular (even if I still do not really see the mega advantage of it for the body) I thought I will give it a try with the “Maitreya Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD” for the Maitreya Body which is sold on MP for 0 L$ (link to the item in my credits below). What I do like with the Maitreya body, is that I still can use my appliers in addition to the new BoM feature and my alpha HUD still works normal.

So what better I could try first on my BoM enabled body than wearing one of my most favorite designers from the past days… LeeZu!!! She sadly left Second Life quite a while ago but I still have EVERYTHING I ever got and bought from LeeZu in the past. I was working there for years as a store model and LeeZu, Barb and GM became true friends of mine. With that feelings and emotions behind it, I never was able to delete all the amazing creations and now, since we can wear layer clothing again, it was the first I tried!

And guess what… it worked! With her texture skills it even looks kick ass awesome on the BoM body. Her textures always were super detailed and knife sharp so she was already ahead of her time back then, which is no surprise to me as she always was one of the very best if it came to texturing and creating her own textures.

So even if I am still not really  a stalwart supporter of the cause, I definitely enjoy wearing all my LeeZu goodies again for now! We will see what the new BoM adventure will have for me the more I take my look into it 😉

Clothing

Top: ::RMN:: – “Kimi Urban Top Black” (Maitreya)

Pants: [LeeZu] – “Madison Pants / black” (System Layer/BoM)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Farah Tassel Boots – Suede – Botique” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings & Piercings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gacha Set Blade/Tag/Heart Broke” (Gacha, Ultrarare, Rare)

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Chocolate”

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Black Magic Eyeshadow – 04” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Babygoth Makeup Palette – lipstick 01” (BoM)

Face: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nova 1.0”

Skin Head: [Glam Affair] – “Blake Layer [LeLutka] 003 E” (BoM)

Skin Body: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 003” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD”

Tattoo: Von Noir Tattoo – “Persephoneia (Fresh)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity & Fairey Poses

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Backdrop: FOXCITY x HoS – “Photo Booth – Bright Lights (Black)”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Me, myself and I

Recently I was asked, why you never do casual anymore? Are you only going to do scary and creepy pictures now? Are you going to give up your versatileness?

The simple answer is… NO!

But what I gave up is to let others dictate me what I am doing or how I am showcasing things on my blog *winks*

I am in Second Life nearly 13 years now and I tried a lot of things on my blog. When I started I thought I have to have as many posts a day as I can pump out on one day and that 7 days a week. I had times where I ran though 5 to 7 “posts” a day – Posts in terms of I do a quick snap shot and post a style card. That didn’t satisfy me after some time and I started to write something to every picture. First the facts about the clothing, like what kind of HUDs, how many colors or what special features they had. Later even a little bit of a review about what I liked most of the items and designs I was given to blog. Again I felt at some point that that wasn’t the only thing what I liked to do and I dared to write a little bit about things in SL that bothered me, or about certain topics to explain them better as I had a feeling they were misunderstood and underestimated a lot. That I still like to do and sometimes my blog even was a place to vent for me and write things just off my soul to get rid of them. In my view a blog has to be more than just a style card. If I just would like to have style cards nowadays, I would just blog on Flickr I guess. But since I usually need or want more than one picture to showcase my styling, to as well highlight the details, I decided to keep my blog and continue to write what comes to my mind or sometimes even just post lyrics and tunes if I feel like it or have nothing to say.

 

Today I really felt kinda casual, or better I felt like doing my way of casual styling. When I showed my look to a friend and said I felt casual, she laughed her ass of and said: “Yeah, maybe for you that would be casual… could you ever imagine to go out like that?” My answer was: “Oh yeah… I did that in my 20s”. she stopped talking and asked if I would be serious… yes, I am serious. I was a little rebel in my RL as well – probably I am still one, but my temper might be more adult now as it used to be *snickers*

So lets take a look at the style… I wanted to use the “Fianna” face tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos, parts of the “Voodoo Dolls Backpack and Mouthdoll” gacha set and the brand new “Infernal Claws” from .:E.A.Studio:. , the “Pepper Ankle Boots” from [Gos] and the “Heavy Duty Collar” made by CerberusXing. So I put that all on and looked at it thinking how the hell I could make this work as a look that I would call casual…

Maybe lets take a closer look at the “basic” parts I just had put on and then go from there. The “Pepper Ankle Boots” from [Gos] are a perfect pair of shoes for many kind of genres you want to style for. You can wear them to jeans, skirts, dresses or even to lingerie. With the edgy tip of the shoes and the huge, heavy heel it is very versatile as it combines the smart with the elegant for me. With the possibility to choose from many leather colors as well as from metal, shiny colors it allowed a huge range of use.

The “Voodoo Doll Backpack” is part of a gacha from .:E.A.Studio:. it is one of the rares and comes with a huge HUD to customize it for different colors and outfits. It is designed to wear it over one shoulder with a little buckled strap. The “Infernal Claws ” you will find at the 3rd Edition of the Fetish Fair at the booth of .:E.A.Studio:. until the 27th of December. You can choose if you want to wear only the rings or the nails or the whole set of it. With the HUD you have the possibility to color the metals and leather, the claw itself on the middle finger, the rings and the you even can color and hide all the nails separate for each finger. An amazing set and a must have for every Gothic wardrobe!

The “Heavy Duty Collar” from CerberusXing lives up to its name. It is a heavy iron collar, which lays around your neck with an attached leash in the front. It really has a martial look but I do love the feeling when a heavy cold metal collar gets locked around my neck *grins wickedly*. The face tattoo, even better the Face art comes from Skye Nefekalum for his brand Nefekalum Tattoos. It is very special and for me it did support the martial look of the collar perfectly as it as well is very harsh and dark.

To me that makes a perfect “Wicca Casual” and even if I am aware of, that this might not be a casual for everyone… this is my blog, my Second Life,  my personal fun and creativity and the spot where I can be 100% me, myself and I *winks*

Clothing

Dress: Bombshell – “Fanatine” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Fetish Fair 3rd Edition // December 2019

Sleeves: [NC] – “AmazonQ – Arm Spikes” (Maitreya, Gacha, Ultrarare)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons V1” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Pepper Ankle Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ FaMESHed //December 2019

Accessories

Backpack: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Voodoo Dolls Backpack and Mouthdoll” (Gacha) – NEW @ Kinky Event // November 2019

Nails & Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claw Ring Set” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Fetish Fair 3rd Edition // December 2019

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Tenebra Earrings”

Collar:[CX] – “Heavy Duty Collar – Rusty Filth (Un-Rigged)”

Glasses: SU!– “Poison Sunglasses”

Piercing: [CX] – “Mostrum Catena – Silver”

Bracelet (left): [CX] – “Ring Bracelet (L)”

Bracelet (right): amias – “JAASNA black right”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fianna” (Omega Applier, Materials Enabled)

Lipstick: .{Psycho:Byts}. – “Hecate Lipstick” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Vodoo”

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Horns Dracarys”

Tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- – “Clary” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “BACKDROP – Grime Block Balcony”

Cases: DRD – “San Mora – Survival Storage – Durable A & B”

Trash: DRD – “San Mora – City Trash – Bins”

Cat 1: JIAN – “Curious Kitties :: Wanderer Gry Tabby” (Gacha, Common)

Cat 2: JIAN – “Curious Kitties :: Wanderer Calico” (Gacha, Common)

Rat: JIAN – “Rascal Rats 2. Black Companion” (Gacha, Common)

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“If a technological feat is possible, man will do it. Almost as if it’s wired into the core of our being.”

“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…”
[William Gibson, Neuromancer]

Again I was in a cyberpunk/sci-fi mood… I have no idea but in that kind of genre, I love deep and saturated colors like orange and blue or teal.

With the “Chemicoll” gacha set, a collaboration between CerberusXing and SOLE, I easily found my way completely in to the world of cyberpunk and future worlds. The set is made of 33 commons and 2 rares plus 6 amazing, different VIP rewards. You will get one VIP reward each time you play the machine for 1000 L$. I am wearing all parts mostly in orange for today’s post but you have the chance for  7 different colors – the rares certainly come with a HUD to match them to all colors. What is a neat little detail as well is, that most of the parts are modify like always for CerberusXing (except for script content). That gives you the possibility for example to work on the transparency of the “Tube Top”. With that you can decide how  much of your bits you want to show or hide *winks*

What other hair I could choose than a style from A&Y, my favorite store when it comes to cyber or futuristic hair. Today I picked the “Zeo” hair, which as well comes with the matching hair base with an Omega Applier. The hair is a full style with the head plate and all the tubes and parts you can color match to what ever you wear with the amazing HUD A&Y offers for all of their items.

To complete my look I used one of the latest releases from Nefekalum Tattoos. He recently started to work even more with materials and environment (Omega Advanced, for the bodies that support it). I LOVE his creativity and as well the dark mood his tattoos always put me in. That inspires me a lot and sometimes – like today, I was trying to go with a blue/teal color range first – I even re-think my looks and change around some colors to include his work into my styles. For the open chest of the “Tell Tale” tattoo a red/orange toned look matched much better…

My whole set I did build with HILTED items. I recently discovered, that HILTED not only does great accessories, avatar followers and gadgets, but as well backdrops and furniture! I am sure I will have more of that in the future as they are amazing built and as well incredible detailed textured. Today I mixed different sets and designs – a detailed list you can find in the credits below 😉

“If a technological feat is possible, man will do it. Almost as if it’s wired into the core of our being.” – Motoko Kusanagi

Clothing

Jacket: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Jacket ( RARE )” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 1, Rare)

Top: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Tube Top (Orange)” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 27, Common)

Panties, Garters & Boots: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Bottom Set (Orange)” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 21, Common)

Accessories

Head (left): [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha :  VIP Head Connector (Orange) (L)” (Gacha, VIP)

Head (right): [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Head Connector (Black) (R)” (Gacha Nr. 4, Common)

Mask: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : SA Mask ( RARE )” (Gacha Nr. 2, Rare)

Collar: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Neck Regulator (Blue)” (Gacha Nr. 14, Common)

Shoulderparts: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Pauldron (Orange)” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 8, Common)

Backpack: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Backpack (Orange) (Gacha Nr. 32, Common)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Onyx” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

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

Makeup: Zibska – “Falkor” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Eyes: [LB Eyes] – “Cybernetic Steel: 5”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Gunvor”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tell Tale” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

HILTED – “Neon Dreams Garage – Backdrop”

HILTED – “The Capsule – ADULT”

HILTED – “The Capsule – Ladder”

HILTED – “The Cryo Chamber – ADULT”

HILTED – “Preservation Hub – Yellows”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Bar Yellow”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Animated Wall Yellow Green”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Bar Stool Yellow”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Beer Glasses x 4”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Beer Cans x 4”

HILTED – “Knicknack Pets – Snooty Snoot”

HILTED – “Knicknack Pets – Toot Toot”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin