LOTD 11/28/2016 – Mix & Match with Mesh becomes more and more difficult!

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TUNES

I’m gonna soak up the sun
Gonna tell everyone
To lighten up
I’m gonna tell ’em that
I’ve got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I’m looking up
I’m gonna soak up the sun
I’m gonna soak up the sun

[Sheryl Crow]

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Mix & Match… still my favourite way of styling even if mesh makes it more and more hard;)

With the mesh body rigged clothing it is even harder as it already was with standard mesh sizes, but if you try hard enough it still works somehow… mostly :p

Especially if you want to wander around with your mix and match styles in SL and not just do pictures, where you can cheat about poke through or bad back views πŸ˜‰

Sometimes it can help that you combine several parts of one designer, but not always you find what you want by just going through several outfits from one designer – plus I really do love the challenge to combine different creators as well πŸ˜‰

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I had a talk lately with one of my close friends about what is the advantage of standard sizes and mesh body sizes, because many designers do not even offer standard sizes anymore.

Part of that is that the SL community more and more uses the mesh bodies and standard sizes not always do fit on those, even if you can work many especially if you are not going to show too much skin. sometimes it does not matter for a simple pair of jeans, if you can alpha out everything properly what is covered by the jeans, or if you wear a full body suit with long sleeves for arms and legs. The more skin you show the more difficult it becomes because of the default alpha HUD for each mesh body.

But with the bigger usage of mesh bodies, certainly designers will tend towards the appropriate sizes and rigging to those as well. So I guess some when the standard sizes will be gone due the fact that they will not sell to well anymore.

And exactly because of this, I keep some parts even if they are older. I know many laughed when I told about my inventory numbers and called me a fool that needs to rezz forever, but for mix and matches sometimes if you sneak in an older part it can make it interesting again and as well spares you a lot of headaches by fiddling with fitted mesh only πŸ˜‰ (I am not saying i would use my hair from 2008 or really old looking accessories from 2010 all the time, but I do keep some things that are timeless for me and probably useful)

I am looking forward where SecondLife will go and with the new Bento possibilities it will be a new adventure like it was with every new possibility the past years – That keeps SL exciting to me… working out new things and new ways of importing likes and dislikes into a new way of virtual life πŸ˜‰

Maybe in 10 years we laugh about good old times with standard mesh sizes, like we do now about flexible prims and sculpts :p

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Details

Pants: [sys] – “Mellow” NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

Top: Asteria – “Rhapsody Fringe Top”

Pullover: Asteria – “Michelle-Cardigan Hanging Shoulder”

Waistcorset: Asteria – “Capretto Corset”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Lantana”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Vera”

Necklace: Eudora 3D – “Dream Catcher” – NEW @ Enchantment

Braclet left: Enfant Terrible – “L’odeur du Cuir”

Bracelet right: [kunst] – “Conrad”

Poses: ALIUD

Location: StoryBrooke Gardens

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 11/25/2016

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The weather at the moment drives me crazy… It is November and we have 12Β° to 17Β° celsius.

So one side of me wants to do winter mood pictures, the other tells me it is too warm outside to get into that mood :p .So when I unpacked the “Artemis” dress from [sys] I had to do another more autumn looking one;)

The amazing earrings and the cool bracelet I used come from MEVA and the clear pack pulled hair was done by EMO-tions.

The sim I chose for the pictures is one of my favourite casual looking sims. The “west of the Rain” sim is such a lovely island with so many different scenes and corners.

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Details

Dress & Belt/bag: [sys] – “Artemis” NEW @ The Crossroads

Hair: EMO-tions – “Maureen”

Earrings & Bracelet: MEVA – “Enia”

Poses: ALIUD

Location: West of the Rain

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Autumn – when the season adds color ;)

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Autumn has not only the dark, misty and creepy side – It as well has the colorful, warm and cozy one πŸ˜‰

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Perfect for this time was the “Anna” outfit from Asteria, which I lately got. You have more color choices for that wonderful ensemble, but I decided to go with the light and brown looking one, as it just was matching so nice to the autumn colors.

The outfit contains 3 parts. The super sexy leather top, the high-waisted skirt and the amazing ‘over the shoulder’ hanging coat.

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I would like to drag the focus a little bit more on the amazing new “Hortensia” hells from Glamistry. The amazing platform pumps are decorated with a super cute lace, that ends in a beautiful little ribbon at the back heel. With the huge color HUD you have an awesome range of trendy colors to customize the shoes to nearly any outfit.

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What could be a better hair choice than the new “Leotie” hair from EMO-tions. Now available at the actual round of Shiny Shabby, that hair style just completed my look. With the light gypsy/boho feeling with the incredible little details and ornaments and the fabulous headband, it totally nailed my autumn feeling on the head πŸ˜‰

Since I am already at the “All starts with a smile” sim, I guess I am going to explore the sim a little more, enjoying the beautiful colors of the actual season and see, if I can find some more nice locations for future posts πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Asteria – “Anna” – NEW

Shoes: Glamistry – “Hortensia” – NEW

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer tights” (mesh body applier)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Leotie” NEW @ Shiny Shabby

Poses: ALIUD – “Runway 2” – NEW

Location: It all starts with a smile

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Legal Insanity for .PENUMBRA. A/W Fashion Week 2014

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Outfit (incl glasses): Legal Insanity – “Cirichic dress me up!” – NEW

Hair: Vanity Hair – “After Dark”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva” – NEW

Lipstick: L.Fauna

Bracelets: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Dark Metal Cuffs” – “After Dark”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News from Baiastice!!!

Baiastice has fantastic winter news! Sissy Pessoa, designer of Baiastice, created many new and stunning designs. For example the “La Romantique” skirt you can see above. A wonderful sculpted skirt with amazing details and highlights. All the sweet ruffles and the delicate, filigree lace at the bottom… awesome!

The “Big Fall Scarf” as well is one of the latest releases and it is a wonderful accessory that really turns heads if you walk with around. The cute “Profusion” shirt what I’m wearing here in purple totally fits to the skirt and scarf with its puffy arms πŸ™‚ Every single part is so detailed and realistic it is just amazing.

To show the “Profusion” shirt better I combined it again, this time in champagne, with the new “Guyapi” long skirt, what is as well one of the new releases at Baiastice πŸ™‚ For this style I as well used one of the new hair attachments by Baiastice called “Anaya”

To see all the awesome news from Baiastice – yes there are more πŸ˜‰ – you better take a look by yourself at the Baiastice Mainstore πŸ™‚

Details

Outfit 1

Skirt: Baiastice – “La Romantique” /white – NEW

Top: Baiastice – “Profusion” /purple – NEW

Scarf: Baiastice – “Big Fall Scarf” /grey – NEW

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Bonetta” /essence

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light 11

Shoes: L&B – “Eliese” /grape – NEW

Nails: Love Soul – “Lady in Love” /silver

Makeup: Miamai – “Les Makeups-Maudite 10”

Outfit2

Skirt: Baiastice – “Guyapi” /brown – NEW

Top: Baiastice – “Profusion” /champagne – NEW

Hair: Baiastice – “Anaya” /brown – NEW

Earrings and Nails: Mandala – “Pearl Earring” + “Takara” nails

Shoes: L&B – “Angeline” – NEW

Skin: Glam Affair – “JadisV2” /earth makeup

Poses: Manifeste

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Awesome New Releases by Baiastice!!!

Sissy Pessoa, owner and designer of Baiastice started her winter collection with a few new releases. The “Anouk'” poncho is one of them. As my weekend was so busy RL, I just wanted to show it in a quick look and the long post about the Baiastice news follows soon πŸ˜‰

Details

Jacket: Baiastice – “Anouk” poncho – NEW

Pullover: LeeZu – “Loui”

Pants: L&B – “Biker” leather pants – NEW

Shoes: Xplosion – “Street Style”

Hair: Xplosion – “Safira”

Pose: Morgane Batista

Model & Photogrpaher: Wicca Merlin

Awesome News at Sascha’s Design!!!

Sascha Frangilli, owner and designer of SAS again did a masterpiece of casual art. The new “Potourri” outfit! This amazing outfit comes as a ready-to-wear with coat, top and pants. The coat carries an amazing texture and with the awesomeΒ  prim attachment it has a wonderful realistic look. The pain colored top highlights the coat in amazing way. For the beige version we have a beautiful jeans and if you take a closer look you can see the amazing belt that is painted on it. The black version comes with black pants, that have an amazing shine. The outfit can be purchased in 6 different colors at the SAS Mainstore πŸ™‚ So run and grab yours πŸ˜‰

Details

Look 1:

Outfit: SAS – “Potpurri” /beige

Hair: LeLutka – “Inverted”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light

Boots: Hoorenbeek – “Lucille” /tan-beige

Look 2:

Outfit: SAS – “Potpurri” /black

Hair: LeLutka – “Bonjour”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light

Boots: Baiastice – “Emi” /black

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

New Gift from Prism at Mimi’s Choice!!!

(Prism – “Keira Knit Illusion Dress” /Mushroom Zebra)

And again Journey McLaglen, gave a wonderful outfit as a new gift to Mimi Junerau for Mimi’s Choice!!!

I blogged the awesome “Keira” outft before (http://wiccamerlin.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/prism-free-gift-news-and-sneakpreview/) with many other versions, but now Journey created a nother special texture and color for the gift at Mimi’s Choice. (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Deep%20House%20Island/102/86/22)

Run to get yours πŸ˜‰

“Spanish Night” with Yasum ;)

Ok. ok we do not have night here and I am not in a spanish environment… buuut the great mesh catsuit outfit from Yasum carried the wonderful name “Spanish Nights”. Again a wonderful mesh creation by Azlyn Vaher. This awesome full outfit (comes with shawl, shoes and hat and gloves) for me hit my total season mood. Fall… days get shorter and colder and you have to see what you wear not to freeze. “Spanish Night” definitely will keep you warm enough without being totally unsexy :p. At the Yasum Mainstore you will find even more season fitting outfits, as well mesh and non mesh ones πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Yasum – “Spanish Night”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Gio”

Hair: Mirone – “Becca”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mesh Mania at Yasum – Part I

Lately I was told to TP to a store named Yasum, cause they had amazing Halloween group gifts. As I am always on the run to find some new or special… I was curious and made my way to the Yasum Mainstore. The group gifts really were awesome and not just one.. you really should take a look. But that shall not be the content of todays post of Yasum. As I was roaming through the store, I more and more was excited about the clothing I saw there. High quality textures and wonderful ideas and designs… as I suddenly discovered who made all this great stuff… Azlyn Vaher!!! I know Azlyn for quite some time, from my older SL days and I remember some of her older designs. They never were bad, but what I saw in that new Mainstore really was making me speechless… especially her mesh division. For today I have 2 wonderful creations and I can say it will not be the last ones πŸ˜‰

“Catsuit Night” is the first outfit I would like showcase. What really got me was, I never saw a fullbody mesh catsuit before. That’s how I imagined mesh, from the time I heard of it. The whole body covered with mesh and so tight that it totally lies on your body. It is so great to see your avatar moving without any edges and angles… The catsuit carries a wonderful squared texture in brown and black as a basic. Belt and top are as well part of the mesh prim. Only a cap and 2 shoulder decorations are additional prims.

The second outfit is called “Autumn Day” and the name is program… A perfect outfit, as well fully mesh made, for the actual season. The jacket has an amazing hood that hangs down at the back of the neck. What caught me most are the awesome textures that are put on the mesh prims so perfectly.The cute shoes are as well part of the outfit. As I said, there are more wonderful mesh news from Yasum, that I will show here on my blog soon. If you are curious already, make your way to the Yasum Mainstore and take a look by yourself… beside the mesh news you will find many ‘regular’ non mesh outfits as well πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit 1

Catsuit: Yasum – “Catsuit Night” (mesh)

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia”

Glasses: Steinwerk – “Fee”

Shoes: Pixel Fashion – “Sandy Shoes” /black

Hair: Xplosion – “Darell”

Outfit 2

Outfit: Yasum – “Autumn Day” (mesh)

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia”

Hair: Baiastice – “Fiamma”

Glasses: Steinwerk – “Aviator”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin