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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
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:

Blinded by the Light

First there was a short, glaring light and then a long following darkness…

Today I again will showcase some of the amazing designs of the Thereafter event, but this time in a slightly different way. I really do love the post apocalyptic scenarios with all the trash and chaos, the dirt and the abandoned cities. But this time when I put on the cool wrap from Bauhaus and added the amazing “Andromeda” makeup made by Slackgirl, I had a totally different vision.

If you saw a short harsh light followed by a huge explosion and then all around you became dark and silent… and then you figure it is not night, you do not see any contours, outlines of shadows as you used to at night?

With that vision I went on styling and put in the amazing top from Vinyl, as well an exclusive for Thereafter and the collar from Noir. The first vision of my idea for today slowly fell together.

The more I played with it, the more the vision again changed and since I have some fantasy moments as well, those influences added up to my original first vision. Probably it did not help that I was watching ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ while I was editing my pictures :p

 

The evil Necromonger and the white lady that helped Riddick kinda inspired me to the idea of a magician walker, that roam around through the nights of a post apocalyptic environment. And who can say that a nuclear apocalypse with all the energy that gets set free does not change a human being and the skills and abilities ๐Ÿ˜‰

Certainly the kick ass “Wasteland Reaper” from CerberusXing could not miss for that kind of style ๐Ÿ˜‰ I always admired the work of [CX]. The ideas, the amazing details and the love of realistic creations of metals, chains, spikes and leather always fascinated me.

I did not want to use a busy background, as it felt wrong for my kind of idea and so I just played around with windlights until I found that amazing blue/green sky with a light blue-ish moonlight falling down on my body. After fiddling a bit with it and tweak it hee and there, it really got the feelings that I had for this pictures. Sometimes I really do love simple surroundings as they can look so very dramatic and thrilling even if you just use lights and shadows.

That was not the first time that the original idea turned while I put my style together, but to be honest I enjoy those moments when your vision turns around and it goes in a different direction as you planned on it.

Since we have 5 more days (only ๐Ÿ™ )for the Thereafter event, that probably is not my last post apocalyptic post, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I do ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Top: Vinyl – “Twenty Turtleneck” & “Matchbox Bustier” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Thereafter

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Omira Pants RARE” (Gacha, Maitreya) – NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Headwrap: Bauhaus Movement – “Cypriss’s Apoc Part.II / Fem Wrap” – NEW @ Thereafter

Collar: Noir – “Furiosa Choker” – NEW @ Thereafter

Weapon: [CX] – Wasteland Reaper” – NEW @ Thereafter

Makeup & Hair:

Hair: EMO-tions – “Miranda”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Andromeda” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Thereafter

Body:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Rigel Princess” (Omega Applier)

Eyes: Arise – “Blind Eyes”

Poses: Drunk Panda – “No Option Left”, “Proove them Wrong” (fingers of the left hand edited for the light ball) & “Stronger than Before” – NEW @ Thereafter

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Cyberpunk – What is that?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting that tends to focus on society as “high-tech low life” featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as information technology and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Cyberpunk plots often center on conflict among artificial intelligences, hackers, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than in the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation or Frank Herbert’s Dune. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to feature extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its original inventors (“the street finds its own uses for things”). Much of the genre’s atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.

[Wikipedia]

Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.

[Lawrence Person]

Cyberpunk to me is a very interesting style category and not always easy. Many times I saw people confounding cyberpunk with post apocalyptic styles and the other way round. But in the end those are 2 totally different things. While you have kinda nothing to style from for post apocalyptic looks – basically you only can wear what you find, left over after an apocalypse – with cyberpunk you have all kind of fancy, hyper high-tech and futuristic accessories and implants in a sci-fi looking surrounding.

As well for the colors you have a very different choice. While post apocalyptic mostly uses, black, brown and all kind of grey shades, for the cyberpunk stuffs you see a lot of lights, electricity and mostly you have a blue, teal, green, pink and cold/neon looking color palette where you go from – besides black certainly ๐Ÿ˜‰

It is very easy if you just type cyberpunk or post apocalyptic to google and then look at all the pictures and movies you can find. For me a typical cyberpunk movie would be Ghost in the Shell or even the Matrix Trilogy to just name 2 popular ones of so many existing ๐Ÿ™‚

Maybe I will go over post apocalyptic soon too, since we are short before the amazing ‘Thereafter‘ event (https://thereaftersl.wordpress.com/), but I had a desire to do some cyberpunk today, because it is such a great style that rarely gets showcased and I really do love it a lot. We can do all the funky things with implants and not yet existing gadgets ๐Ÿ˜‰

You should try it and be not afraid of looking awkward or funky in the first place.. I just can say when you started, it can become an addiction ๐Ÿ˜‰

Only the sky is the limit since everything is a futuristic dream when it comes to cyberpunkย  – and all of us have different dreams and visions of the future…

 

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Samara” (Maitreya)

Shoes: *DL* – “Baggers”

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Commander Headset”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Stars”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Rings Simple” (Maitreya)

Weapon: Breach – “USP”

Right Arm: [Neurolab Inc.] – “EV3 Android” (Maitreya)

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

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 006 [blues]” (LeLutka Applier)

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Rigel Princess” (Omega Applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Location: [Neurolab Inc.]

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

If it makes you happy…

If it makes you happy

TUNES

I’ve been long, a long way from here
Put on a poncho, played for mosquitos,
And drank til I was thirsty again
We went searching through thrift store jungles
Found Geronimo’s rifle, Marilyn’s shampoo
And Benny Goodman’s corset and pen

Well, o.k. I made this up
I promised you I’d never give up

You get down, real low down
You listen to Coltrane, derail your own train
Well who hasn’t been there before?
I come round, around the hard way
Bring you comics in bed, scrape the mold off the bread
And serve you french toast again

Well, o.k. I still get stoned
I’m not the kind of girl you’d take home

If it makes you happy
It can’t be that bad
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad

[Sheryl Crow]

Details

Outfit: Indented – “Bea” (Maitreya)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Denise (V2)”

Collar: Voluptas Virtualis – “Rye Collar” (Maitreya)

Glasses: ANE – “Tehe”

Rings: MEVA – “Bento Maitreya Rings” (Maitreya)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 006 [greys]” (LeLutka applier)

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Summertime and the living is easy…

Summer would be so nice, if it would not be so damn hot all the time :p

Ok, I am not a friend of too high temperatures. For me it would be enough round about 25ยฐ C with some wind during the days, but I know not too many would agree with that ๐Ÿ˜‰

After a few days off, which were really needed I feel way better again and the little “hole” that the musical left in my life, needs some filling. So I thought, why not do a summer time blog.

The base for today look were the amazing new “Iris Heels” from Glamistry and the “Iela Bikini” from [sYs]. I do have a weakness for unusual things and the “Ilea Bikini” was really something that caught my attention. It is available in 7 different colors and was originally made for the Kinky event, but I am sure you will find it at the [sYs] main store now. It is made for all popular mesh bodies and has a perfect fitting for nearly any kind of movement.

The new “Iris Heels” are super detailed and I fell in love with the strappy design for summer. The shoes come with the amazing, huge HUD system like always for Glamistry. Glamistry always amazed me with their amazing details and materials and this new heels again do so. I love how you can see the shine of the leather for every color and as well you get the impression as you could feel the leather if you would grab it.

The beautiful hair, was made by EMO-tions. The “Summa” hair comes in a normal and a busty version and with all the amazing butterfly attachments! The butterflies are modifiable attachments, so you can replace them where ever you want.

The cool pool scenery I got at Trompe Loeil and it is called “Keliana Pool”. The pool has some inbuilt poses, but for my today’s post I used the “Beach Bunny” and the “Pool Bunny” set from Foxcity. Both sets are bento enabled and just matched perfectly to the outfit and the scenery. I have the pool set up on the little parcel besides the Wicca’s Wardrobe store, which is open to public as well to make photos or just hang out. Maybe you might meet India in her lovely tree housey there too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let’s take a closer look on the incredible headpiece and the stunning makeup of todays look. The headpiece was made by Noke Yuitza for her brand E.V.E Studio. The headpiece has 2 different versions. one with 2 flowers at the upper side (Version A) and one with one flower only (Version B). For both you get a HUD to customize the flowers, and the pearls.

The wonderful makeup was made by Julie Hastings for [White~Widow]. The “Bird” face tattoo was just so perfect for the look. It come sin many colors and for all popular mesh heads. You have the choice if you want to use it with eye shadow or just the wonderful ornaments around the eyes. For my post I chose the black version with eyeshadow.

I am usually not a summery-butterfly girl but this all fell in place so lovely so I could not resist to play with it and take some pictures :p

Details

Outfit: [sYs] – “Iela Bikini” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Glamistry – “Iris Heels” – NEW (Maitreya)

Hair & Butterflies: EMO-tions – “Summa”

Headpiece: E.V.E Studio – “Etheral Vol.04 HP [Sakura] A”

Chocker: PerveTTe – “Choker [My Sweet Love]”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Water Set” (Maitreya)

Makeup: [White~Widow] – “Bird” (LeLutka applier)

Poses: Foxcity

Pool: Trompe Loeil – “Keliana Pool”

Dogs: {anc} – “Flottante Puppy”

Location: Wicca’s Wardrobe Photoparcel beside the Store

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

“Burtonesque”

I sense there’s something in the wind, that feels like tragedy’s at hand.

And though I’d like to stand by him, can’t shake this feeling that we have.

The worst is just around the bend.

And does he notice my feelings for him?

And will he see how much he means to me?

I think it’s not to be.

[Sally, Nightmare before Christmas]

That I am a Tim Burton lover is not a secret. I love the movies and I as well love t he architecture and the clothing that is used in all of the movies. Anyways if Nightmare before Christmas, Corpse Bride or Beetlejuice ( and so many others certainly) – I am an addicted and saw them all more than once ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the dark humor and the way how Tim Burton expresses things in his movies.

When I saw the “Elvina” outfit from .AiShA., I instantly had a ‘Buronesque’ idea in mind.

The striped leggings immediately pulled the “Burton” trigger in me :p

When I was looking for some furniture for my set, I just typed ‘Burton’ in my inventory search and had a lot of things coming up, that I already forgot that I have them!

I played around with the “Inspired by Burton” set from 22769 and completed the set with a bookshelf from Toiz and some parts of the “Burton Tea Party” from Cheeky Pea. I liked the shelf with the books falling out so much for the whole scene ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was really hard to choose from all the snaps I had – I had so much fun playing with the set and all of my Poseidon poses ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Outfit & Hat: .AiShA. – “Elvina” (Maitreya, Gacha items)

Shoes: Blueberry – “Fire Boots” (Maitreya)

Lingerie: ::c.A.:: – “Thea Bodysuit”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Lynette”

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

Mask: BackBone – “Leather Crow Mask”

Makeup: Zibska – “Nerine” (Lelutka Aplpplier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Powie Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Set: 22769 – “Inspired by Burton”, :CP: – “Burton Tea Party” & Toiz – “S.T.A.Y bookshelf”

Basics:
Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.7โ€
Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V4.1โ€
Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Metallics Punk Vol #2 for VERSUS Magazine

Metallics Punk for VERSUS Magazine // Spring/Summer 2017 // https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_s_s_28a2017_af

Details

Jacket: Passion by Violator (store closed)
Top: Tigress Sliced Top by Apple May
Pants: Canel by [sYs]
Shoes: Elvira by EMPORIUM
Hair: Tari by EMO-tions
Rings: Simple Rings by Formanails
Collar: Trinity Collar by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Eyeshadow: Falkor by Zibska
Lipstick: Eve Set 3 by La Boheme
Tattoo: Metallic Arrow Tattoo by Izzie’s

Basics:
Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.7โ€
Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V4.1โ€
Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Metallics Punk Vol #1 for VERSUS Magazine

Metallics Punk for VERSUS Magazine // Spring/Summer 2017 // https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_s_s_28a2017_af

 

I had the great honor to make a little series for the trend Metallics Punk for the actual VERSUS Spring/Summer 2017 magazine.

It was great fun since I could go crazy with something I feel very familiar with ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am so happy that Shena always gives me free reigns on the trends she assigns me to really live my craziness to its fullest :p

Thank you Shenita โ™ฅ

Details

Dress: Melody by SALT
Jacket: Sina by LeeZu
Shoes: Docs Vs1 by Ducknipple
Hair: Lucky by EMO-tions
Bracelet (left) Karina by Kibitz
Bracelet (right) Swear Holiday by Lapointe & Bastchild
Necklace: Summertime Easy Living by Maxi Gossamer
Nails: Dominatrix by Koffin Nails
Eyeshadow: Donella by La Boheme
Lipstick: Nereza by Zibska

Basics:
Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.7โ€
Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V4.1โ€
Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Winter Echoes in Spring

I am not in gown moods too often, but if it is such a stunning gown like the “Yvaines Garment” from Enfant Terrible, even my smooth and romantic side comes through ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I put on the gown, I immediately got a dreamy princess feeling. I added the amazing “Winter Fur” as well made by LeEnfant Terrible – I am sure no pixel animal had to die for it and it was just handmade by the amazing designer ๐Ÿ˜‰

The incredible amazing head-piece was made my Eudora3D. It contains the headpiece, face chains and a left and right side part. For my post I used the silver one but you can get a gold version as well.

The hair certainly had to fit with the head-piece and as well I wanted it to go with the fantasy and dreamy idea. My final choice for the hair fell on the “Helga” hair style from EMO-tions. Usually I use a blonde tone but for my dreamy ice princess, this time I chose to go with a white hair color.

The awesome “Wassail” necklace, which perfectly matched the headpiece, comes from Empyrean Forge. I adore their jewelry a lot, as it is always so detailed that you have to zoom in really close to see all the amazing details.

The location is one of my favourites as well – Winter Moon. The whole year you have a winter themed sim installation with all kind of different corners for amazing pictures.

Details

Gown: Enfant Terrible – “Yvaines Garnment” (Maitreya)

Fur: Enfant Terrrible – “Winter Fur” (Maitreya)

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Wassail”

Headpiece: Eudora3D – “Marina”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Helga”

Makeup: Zibska – “Delight” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Felicity” (LeLutka Applier)

Basics:
Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.7โ€
Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V4.1โ€
Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€
Shape: Selfmade

Location: Winter Moon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Red Poison!

I have no clue why but lately all the cyber and the vibrant colors to it, have an impact on me as never before.

Maybe it is the new hairstyles from EMO-tions that got me into it again, or as well the suspense between black and intensive deep hued, saturated colors.

Today – as I just said – the base of my styling was the amazing new hair from EMO-tions, which was available at the passed round of we โ™ฅ RP, but it should be available in the EMO-tions main store by now.

I could not resist to make one picture with the newest feature from LeLutka for their bento heads. Finally we can stick out our tongues with LeLutka as well and even if I might not have that chance too often, I totally love it :p

LeLutka released a few more new expressions on the Skin Fair lately and they are so easy to install to your LeLutka Bento head, anyways which of them. You as well can keep them separate and use them vis the HUD that you get with the box as well. They are all cool and they are so different from really photogenic smiles to as well those few tongue out expressions, which I really got addicted to the past few days ๐Ÿ˜‰

The cool makeup is not a super new release but one of my personal faves when it comes to cool and extraordinary ones. The “Tammy” makeup with its unsymmetrical look just was perfect for that cyber punk look ๐Ÿ˜‰

The awesome dress I am wearing for this post comes from [sys], wich was released for the Tres Chic event. The “Ellea” dress is just really cool with the huge laced part t the top and the bottoms that look like upside down jacket lapels on the skirt. together with the “Jassy” boots and gloves as well with lots of lace, it just totally did it for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

To just add one accessory I decided to go with the “Joyce” necklace, that was created by Wicca’s Wardrobe for our collaboration with Enfant Terrible.

The super amazing tattoo comes from White Widow again and it is one of Julie’s newer ones.

For the scenery I used some of the awesome designs of E.V.E Studio. I love to make scenes with her creations as they always add some artsy feelings to all of the pictures. I totally love her surreal environments ๐Ÿ™‚

I guess I go and find a place now where I can stick out my tongue to people a little more before I go to bed, as I enjoy this new feature way tooย  much at the moment :p

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Ellea” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Real Evil Industries – “Jassy Boots” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Real Evil Industries – “Jassy Corset Gloves” (Maitreya)

Necklace: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Joyce”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Sun”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Tammy” (Lelutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Nereza” (Lelutka Applier)

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

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Chained Red Orchid”, ” Dancing Poison Rain” & “Ivy Bonsai”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.3โ€

Tongue: LeLutka – “Anima. TNG. Set 02”

Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V3.5โ€

Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€

Shape: Selfmade