It’s raining…

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

Details
Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Chiara”
Gloves: [CON] – “Vampire Gloves”
Cape: E.V.E Studio – “Shroud of Chains”
Boots: Utopia@Design – “Akira”
Collar 1: Salt & Pepper – “Siah”
Collar 2: E.V.E Studio – “Shroud of Chains”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Carley”
Mask: La Baguette – “Cat Skull”

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

Let’s Dance for Eclipse Magazine!

Eclipse Magazine February 2017 // Valentine – Hot Salsa // Models & Stylist: Tempest Rosca & Wicca Merlin // Photographer: Tempest Rosca

Let’s dance for fear
your grace should fall
Let’s dance for fear tonight is all
Let’s sway you could look into my eyes
Let’s sway under the moonlight,
this serious moonlight

[David Bowie]

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Pump”
Lingerie: chocolate atelier – “Nadia”
Gloves: Sweet Tea – “Formal Gloves”
Shoes: Essenz – “Calgary”
Arm Parts: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Trinity Bracer”
Head Accessory: LODE – “Phebe”
Earrings: Slackgirl – “Orbita Earrings”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Inna”
Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06”
Lipstick: LaBoheme – “Eve Set 1”

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

I want to break free!

I want to break free

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You’re so self satisfied I don’t need you
I’ve got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free

[Queen]

Today, I again had one of those days where you have no clue what you gonna do. I was just sorting my inventory and tried things here and there.

The more I tried the more I realized it must be an earth tone mood, as all designs with the color I put on I liked :p

I started with the “Maika” top from [sys]. The long sleeves top with the amazing chains over the chest are so perfect for any kind of style.

The cute skirt I found in my inventory, comes from American Bazaar. What I loved most was the  mixture of the different brown/earth tones and then the layering of the leather and the amazing lace in the front. That kind of patchwork design makes it possible to either wear it for a medieval look or as well for post apocalyptic and fantasy styles.

The cool mask is made by Astralia, to me one of the best accessory designer ever with all the details she puts in her creations. The “Selveggia” mask with the huge horns is just so amazing and has so many details like the lines the pearls, the cover for the horns and it is even HUD driven so you can customize it to different looks.

Now I needed some boots for that cool top and the amazing skirt. since I am not a friend of long bare legs it had to be thigh high boots. My choice fell on the “Lido” boots from [sys]. The folds and wrinkles give them a light loose look, which was perfect for the look as body tight ones would not have looked that cool ;). With the neat zipper and the metal plate on the back of the feet, they just looked super cool.

For location shoots, lately more and more I like to go to roleplay sims, as usually they are created with so many sweet details and little corners that you can discover.. it is really fun exploring them and as well doing pictures there. This time I went to the Outbreaks sims. A post apocalyptic zombie roleplay. The have two sims going for RP but even the landing point up in the sky is amazing. so I decided to just use the landing point of the sims for my pictures.

Many role play sims allow snapping pictures as long as you do not disturb the RP or obtrude people who live there. Some offer photographer or observer tags and give you the rules of the locations. If you respect that, you rarely will have problems to make pictures on those amazing sims.

Details

Top: [sys] – “Meika”

Skirt: [AB] (American Bazaar) – “Be Queen”

 Shoes: [sys] – “Lido”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Harmonium”

Mask: Astralia – “Selveggia”

Hair: enVogue – “Britney”

Necklace: Mandala – “Hannya Chain Choker”

Makeup: La Boheme – “Nancy Set 1” (LeLutka applier)

Lipstick: je suis – “LeLutka Lips 006 [browns]” (LeLutka applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Location: Outbreak

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Exotic Orchid

Usually I am not too much of a gown person, but the “Talissah”gown from Azul really caught my eyes. With all those huge attachments and the unusual shapes of them, it really did touch me inside.

When it comes to Azul, I always admired Mami’s texturing skills. She used to always have so amazing details on her gowns and designs, that you never saw them all on the first view. Every time when you look at them you will find another amazing detail, like the delicate, asian looking brocade on the “Talissah” gown. The huge ruffles, together with the long metal parts reminded me of exotic orchids. The head piece as well has this huge ruffles and some metal parts and it comes with a wonderful tiara looking jewelry as well. Wit the flexi parts at the gown and as well attached to the bracelets, it got a very dreamy touch for me, too.

The dress was made for Talissah Xenga, one of the MVW candidates this year.

The amazing makeup – which I am using on my new “Simone” bento head from LeLutka – was made by Zibska.

The “Sirra” applier for mesh heads comes for LeLutka, TMP and as well for Omega compatible heads. Even the standard avatar heads can wear the tattoo version of it. The soft and spring looking colors with the darker, outer eye corner, just looked fantastic to the colors of the gown and still give kind of a nude look, that does not overlay the whole styling too much.

For the set I chose something more simple but as well something that made an impressive point to my look. I used the “Aerial Screw Parasol” because of with its top, it matched amazingly the asian touch of the gown. To enhance the dreamy feeling i got from the gown, I added the “Dancing Petals Dystopia” as well from e.V.E Studio.

Details

Gown:  – Azul – “Talissah!

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived”

Hair: enVOGUE – “Inna”

Makeup: Zibska – “Sirra”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.2”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Set:

E.V.E Studio – “Aerial Screw Parasol” & “Dancing Petals Dystopia”

Temptation in Black & Red

Today I have some amazing news from *ROMP* for you!

It was about time for a black & red styling I guess and with the new items from ROMP it was just perfect timing 😉

To me this round of ROMP is a very exciting one as we are allowed to participate for the first time with our store as well. I will probably do a post of our design as well but for now I would like to showcase some of the super awesome items I found there.

What caught my eyes as soon as I saw the vendor picture, was the amazing “Carmen” coat made by [sys]. The knee long open coat is decorated with an amazing fur looking fabric. You have 2 different versions available in each pack for the fur part. It comes fitted for all popular mesh bodies.

The amazing, delicate lingerie I am wearing underneath, comes from chocolate atelier (::c.A::). Chocolate Atelier usually provides the lingerie as system body layers, tattoo layers as well as appliers for Slink, Maitreya and Omega. For this post I used the “Nadia” lingerie in black but you can purchase it as well in red or white.

For the stockings I chose one of my favourite brands… AviCandy. They are always very well made without any seams – except the wanted ones in the back – and just look so realistic with their wonderful filigree lace decoration at the upper thighs. AviCandy provide for their nylons usually 2 different versions – one more opaque and one sheer one.

For the shoes I used the “Parrasana” heels from Glamistry. They might not be brand new but still brand hot with their special heel :p.

Let’s take a closer look at the strong makeup I chose for today’s look. Normally I am a fan of either bold eyes OR lips and rarely use both but the look kinda called for a more dramatic looking makeup.

The stunning, dark smokey eyes were made by Zib Scaggs, owner and designer of Zibska. I am using the m aitreya applier of the “Selise” HUD. Zibska is definitely a must go for the new “Simone” bento head from LeLutka. Zibska offers a wide range of incredible makeup designs for that head, that just fits amazing. You will not only find a LeLutka applier HUD in the pack, there also is an Omega, Catwa or TMP one as well plus still all the system layer tattoos.

The great, deep and dark lipstick is one of the newest releases from je suis. Yes you heard right – Julia Merosi, owner and designer of je suis, is back! And she already made stunning new things including the “LeLutka Lips 006”, which she released at the actual round of the Chapter 4. The perfectly fit the “Simone” head and you can even play with the gloss and the blending to get the perfect result for your look.

For the set I mainly wanted to play with projectors and lights in different colors (thanks to Leah for teaching me some more about self made projectors!).

As a basic furniture I put down the new “Neo Victorian Sofa”, that you can get at ROMP as well made by 22769. It comes in different colors and as PG or adult version – for today’s post I just went with the black PG version, as I anyways wanted to play with other poses, even if the sofa has great inbuilt animations that you can play with via a touch menu. The curtains, that I used for the golden accents are as well made by 22769.

ROMP has some great goodies this round so it is definitely worth a visit 😉

 Details

Coat: [sys] – “Carmen” – NEW @ ROMP

Lingerie: ::c.A:: – “Nadia” (Maitreya mesh body applier)

Stockings: AviCandy – “Lace Back Seam” (Maitreya mesh body applier)

Shoes: Glamistry – “Parrasana”

Face: +XAnSA+ – “JianDi Face Straps” – NEW @ ROMP

Colar: AsteroidBox – “Three Strap Collar” – NEW @ ROMP

Rings: Formanails – “Rings Simple Maitreya”

Nailpolish: Nailed It! – “Diva Set” (Maitreya nails applier)

Hair: enVOGUE – “Milly”

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Selise”

Lipstick: je suis – “LeLutka Lips No. 006 – [reds]” – NEW @ Chapter 4

Body Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Head.Simone 2.1”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Set:

Drapes: 22769 – “Long Black Drapes”

Curtain: LeeZu – “Greta Curtains / Owls” (no longer available) & 22769 – “Segmented Curtain Gold”

Couch: 22769 – “Neo Victorian Sofa” – NEW @ ROMP

Styling Challenge – It is all about a Bow!

Ok… I admit I am a little bot crazy sometimes :p, but most of you know that anyways 😉

Anyways, today the reason for my style and pictures was a wonderful head bow.

A friend gave it to me, it is part of her new gacha and when I saw it, I just HAD to think about a ways how I could showcase it 😉

So, where to start with… first of all, put the bow on. That already was a hard choice, because Twelve gave me not only one to choose from :p. In the end I decided to go with the”Black Snow” one. I always had an addiction for black, white and red so that one just really caught me.

First I thought about a lingerie styling for the bow only and went through my lingerie folder, where I found the “Claire” teddy set from Blacklace. When I did put it on, I realized only lingerie would not be what I would like for the ‘Bow style’ and I started experimenting with several ideas.

I tried some dresses and gowns, they all looked nice, but maybe too nice and smooth 😉

Then I found the “Hisa” leather leggings from Lassitude & Ennui in my leggings folder and with the black and white combination they looked amazing to the bow, but had a serious break/collision at the hips with the lingerie. I needed something to cover that up without hiding one of both. Next step – I typed ‘shorts’ in the search field of my inventory. Oh man… I better should not have done that… I did not even realize before how many ‘shorts’ I have…

Ok… focus Wicca… focus… you need something to cover the waist area. Maybe some high waist shorts would be a good idea! Back to the search window – ‘belted shorts’

Bingo! The “Celine” shorts from Asteria popped up as oe of the first and when I tried them on, I knew those would be the ones to use.

Now the arms looked a little bare and I thought about some kind of jacket. After trying some long-sleeved jackets, which usually were either close or too close in the front, I came across the “Neith” jacket, made by [sys].

That amazing jacket with the scales looking fabric and the short sleeves was just perfect, with the great open front. That even gave room for the amazing necklace from Empyrean Forge.

A tattoo for the arms came to my mind first, but after trying som of my favourite tattoos, I realized I need something more subtile. The amazing slit and sheer sleeves from the “Occult Jacket” just matched awesome under the short sleeves of the “Neith” jacket from [sys].

Looking at the style from all sides I really was happy with it, just some shoes were missing. No high boots, that would take off too much from the leggings, but pumps or stilettos would be too ‘tiny’. All of a sudden an ankle boots came to my mind, which I got longer ago and never had a chance to wear them. The super cute “Wicked” shoes from Moon Elixir. They even come with an amazing socks option!

PERFECTAMENTE!

With that weird mix and match, I got the feeling, that no location, that I know of would fit and so I started to build my own little set for the picture. The “Kira” sculpture from E.V.E Studio is an ultra rare of one of Noke’s gachas. First I thought it would be too huge, but with the great liquid looking ground part it worked out so nicely. I added the “Ivy Bonsai” and some parts of the “Chained Roses”. First it looked like a whole mess, as I am not the greatest set builder, but after some moving and twisting and turning it fell into place 😉

I never made a style based on just one hair bow, but I have to admit, that style would have never come together like this, if I would not have started with the bow :p

Maybe I should do that more often again… just start with a little accessory and see what it does lead me to!

Details

Bow: {1209} – “#7 Holiday Bow – Black Snow”

Lingerie: Blacklace – “Claire Black Lace Teddy Set” (Omega Applier)

Jacket: [sys] – “Neith Jacket”

Sleeves: ISON – “Occult Sleeves”

Pants: Asteria – “Celine”

Leggings: Lassitude & Ennui – “Hisa Leather Leggings” (Maitreya Applier)

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 – “Mariposa” (Lelutka Applier)

Nails: Koffin Nails – “Dominatrix” (Maitreya Applier)

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Benedictine’s Riata”

Hair: enVogue – “Sonya”

Shoes & Socks: Moon Elixir – “Wicked Shoes & Socks” (Maitreya)

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 3.5”

Poses: Poseidon

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Kira”, “Ivy Bonsai” & “Dystopia Chained Roses”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black & Gold – Happy New Year!

 

Back & Gold… always an exciting and most of the time elegant color combination. To me it was always kinda powerful, as well as it is a great contrast between the dark and more matte looking black and the shining and bright gold tones 😉

I started with the “Lily Dress” from United Colors. That dress really is an amazing design. It comes with a HUD, that lets you change the style of the dress from a ground long dress to the sexy upper body design and as a bra top style only! So with the purchase of the dress you will get 3!

I do love mix and match and layering clothing, to create interesting looks, that do not show everything on the first view and so I put the amazing “Ulla” bodice under the “Lily Dress”. With the delicate lace parts and the solid middle part, it was perfect to go with the amazing dress. To stay with the gold & black idea I added the wonderful “Metallic Arrow” tattoo from Izzie’s. The tattoo comes in a gold version and several silver shades as well.

The great bracelet on my right hand and the amazing eyepatch are made by Bauhaus Movement, while iI used one of the “Lady Faith” gloves from Asteria for my left hand – yes, I really do like non symmetrical accessories 😉

The awesome fitting rings are designed and made by Ivi, Bing, owner and designer of Formanails, who did as well the amazing mesh nails with these incredible filigree gold topping.

The eye makeup I found at Nanika. With that golden tear and  the golden dust around the eyes it was a perfect match for my todays look.

For the shoes I used the “Monarch Heels” made by Reign, which I picked up on the great Black Friday sale. The have a huge HUD for leather and metal colors and so it was easy to color them in black and gold as well, to match the styling 😉

For the set, I was thinking a long time what to do, until I decided to go with a more minimalistic look. I only wanted something black and gold for the set as well and not something that totally overloads the whole picture. I decided to go with the amazing bath tube from the pose shop and the awesome “Confetti Balloons” from Apple Fall.

I wish you all some golden and amazing times for 2017 😉

Happy New Year!

Details

Outfit: United Colors – “Lily Dress”

Lingerie: Chocolate Atelier – “Ulla”

Shoes: Reign – “Monarch”

Glove: Asteria – “Lady Faith”

Jewelry & Eyepatch: Bauhaus Movement – “Aura”

Rings: Formanails – “Simple Rings Maitreya”

Nails: Formanails – “Stiletto Nails Maitreya Gold/Black”

Eyeshadow & Tear: Nanika – “Gold Sequins”

Lipstick: Amara Beauty – “The Matte Lipstick Palette”

Hair: enVOGUE – “Cassandra”

Tattoo: Izzie’s – “Metallic Arrow”

Balloons: Apple Fall – “Confetti Balloons”

Bathing Tube: the pose shop –  “Liquid Gold”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dark Victorian Princess for VERSUS Magazine

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Look 1

Read the VERSUS Magazine HERE

When Shena assigned me the trend for the current issue of the VERSUS magazine I was super happy. She said my trend would be ‘Dark Victorian Princess – but in an up-to-date look’ and she totally hit my heart with that 🙂

I always had an addiction to dark stylings… black always will be my favourite color 😉

The victorian princess merged into a more modern looking way was something quit interesting and as well challenging. My first step led me again to Google and I looked for Neo Baroque and New Baroque looks as well as for modern Victorian stylings.

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Look 2

I never tried to copy looks I found… more to find my own way of the styles I saw. When I look for a certain style, I try to find as many looks as possible to get the essence of the looks. To me styling a certain trend, theme or category does not mean to copy an existing look of a picture I found. I saw that so many times for challenges, contests or castings – People just open Google and get one of the first 10 pictures they see and try to find exactly that look in SecondLife. To me that is NOT really ‘styling’, it is just copying an existing look without any personal traits or edges, even if it can be a challenge to find all those items :p .

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Look 3

Copying looks to me never was fun and thank god I did not have to do that too often. But styling an assigned trend or style is the most fun challenge I can imagine, when I can try to put my own twist to something, but still cover a certain look. When you can bring something alive, that tells a general story about a look but as well a story about yourself… I do not know if that makes any sense but it is what I feel when I do those kind of stylings.

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Look 4

Thank you Shena, that I was again allowed to be part of your amazing VERSUS magazine. I always love the assignments you are giving to me, because you always think about, what would be fun for me or what would suit me. It is always an honor and pleasure to work with you and for you <3

Details

Look 1:

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Johanna Dress”
Shoulders: GizzA – “Spiky Fur” (part of the top)
Shoes: Dirty Princess – “Madame Butterfly Princess”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Cassandra”
Necklace: GizzA – “Pure Romance Pearl Necklace”
Mask: Illusions – “Le Fleur Mask”

Look 2:

Dress: B E N D E R  – “Broken Dress”
Leggings/Shoes: GizzA – “Lolita Dress Leggings with Heels”
Sleeves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anne Gown Sleeves” (part of the gown)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair  – “Astralia”
Collar: :bijou: – “Couture Shirt Lacy Gathers”

Look 3:

Dress: Byrne – “DiamondDoll Dress”
Jacket: [SG*] – “4Minute Jacket”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Black]”
Shoes: MODA – “Lorna Laced Boots”
Hair: booN – “TYU321”
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Look 4:

Dress: GizzA – “Desi Cocktail Dress”
Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights”
Gloves: Likka House – “Carousel-West of the Moon”
Shoes: Miamai – “Karya Boots”
Hair: BURLEY – “Zia”
Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Danni”
Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop 14”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 18”

Look 1-4:

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 08/05/2016 – Yesterday @ GizzA

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Yesterday when I dressed up for my GizzA shift I found myself in a light elegant mood. That for I tried one of the latest releases from GizzA called “Adrianna”. “Adrianna” is a wonderful ensemble of a jacket with a deep neckline and a wonderful short leather skirt. The outfit is available for standard avatars as well as for Slink Physique/Hourglass and Maitreya Lara mesh bodies.

Since GizzA recently started to make appliers for mesh bodies, I could not resist to use the new “Fleur Lace Top” under the “Adrianna” outfit. I made a wonderful addition to the rest of the look 🙂 The “Fleur Lace Top” comes with four appliers (Slink, Belleza, Maitreya & Omega) so you should be able to wear it with all the popular mesh bodies out there. What really caught my attention, the lines are very sharp and crisp and so you could see all the love for the details, Giz put into that wonderful new release. To complete the outfit I put sheer tights from Izzie’s and the wonderful “MeiMei” set made by Meva for the past round of On9, but I am sure you will find it at her main store now 😉

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For the pictures I again found my way to one of the Neva sims. This time it was Saint Pete City. A wonderful designed little city with so many details that I still find some every time I go back there 😉 For these picture series, I walked to the more outsides where you can see the seaside from those lovely benches. That would be as well a wonderful place just to relax and chat and enjoy the waves and birds I guess 😉

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Details

Outfit: GizzA – “Adrianna” – NEW

Shirt: GizzA – “Fleur Lace Top” (Applier) – NEW

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights Basic” (Applier)

Hair: enVogue – “Melissa”

Jewelry: Meva – “MeiMei”

Avatar:

Head: CATWA – “Jessica”

Body: Slink – “Physique”

Hand & Feet: Slink

Location: Saint Pete City

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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The Exposed Shoulder – X Factor Edition – Eclipse Magazine June 2016

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Read the full magazine HERE

Details

Top: Salt&Pepper – “Valerie”
Pants: GizzA – “Skinny Pants”
Shoes: Glamistry – “Anemuna”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Britney”
Earrings: Kunglers – “Cintia”
Bracelet: Kunglers – “Keira”
Ring: Tracei – “Evan Ring”

Photographer: Skye Nefekalum (Azram Belwraith)

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

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