Running Free!

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

Details
Outfit: Salt & Pepper – “Enya”
Left Foot: Meva – “Aster Boots”
Right Foot: DRD – “Post Apocalyptic Prostethic”
Gloves: Astralia – “Ivy Elf”
Wings: Astralia – “Dead Bird Cage”
Mask: Astralia – “Selvaggia”
Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Leighton”
Tattoo: White Widow – “Chocolat”

Pose: Poseidon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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

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 ♥ 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 😉

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 😉

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 😉

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 🙂

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 too  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 – “Simone 2.3”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

LOTD 10/01/2016 – Try to build? Or just pushing prims? Maybe both?

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Playing with self-built sets becomes more and more fun :p

I never thought, that I can do that. I see so many amazing builds and sets from other bloggers and I adore them for doing that. When I try that especially with furniture and houses, I always have the feeling I am doing something wrong – I have no clue why but it never looks like I want it :p

That is why I mostly used inworld locations for that kind of pictures. But sometimes, if you are not allowed to rezz, sometimes you come across the issue, that you can’t place your avatar as properly as you would like.

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Building your own set means, you can do what ever you want and place yourself as you like. As I said before, I leave the natural settings of wonderful landscapes and realistic environments to those who can do way better than I am :p , but I lately found my challenge in some editorial, artistic looking sets. a great help with those are for example stores like 22769, E.V.E Studio, DRD, Newchurch, striped mocha and Nomad, to just name a few of my favorite ones 😉

E.V.E Studio I do like for their very artistic creations. I love the way Noke sees her art in a very colorful and futuristic world. Her imagination seems to have no reigns and I really do love that as it inspires me a lot.

The “Cyber Flower Pins Lights” were one of the  releases of E.V.E Studio and when I unpacked them, I immediately wanted to do something with them, even if I did not know yet what or how…

The “Cyber Flower Pins Lights” come in 4 different versions – one with and one without fireflies on them. With 8 different colors the structures are perfectly to create a set or use them for deco. To get the full beauty of the flower pins I suggest you turn the advanced lightning on. The flower pins are mod and you can resize them or even play with the lights, something i highly appreciate as you have control over the brightness and sizes and can customize it to your picture idea.

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The look for this picture, was not easy in the beginning. I experimented with some cyber futuristic things first but for what ever reason it looked always wrong. Then I tried with something romantic/mystic but again it felt wrong. I kept the flowers up and gave up on the look for a few days, as I experienced if you try to force something together it never will look ‘right’ and taking pictures is just no fun.

Another day I came across the “Trianon” dress, which was released for Collabor88 before. I totally loved the asymmetric look of the dress with the one side jacket. With the longer part on the jacket side we have some amazing ruffles and an amazing detailed shoulder part, while we have a very clean look on the other half with kind of tight body suit. I added the “Occult Sleeves” from a jacket I found at ISON, as I felt something was missing for the look I wanted to have.

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The cool hair was made by [sys] as well and is called “Shinzo” with the option to color some wisps they were perfect to the “Trianon” dress colorwise and the sweet rose added a romantic touch to it. The collar as well is part of the “Trianon” dress. With all the pink in the outfit I decided to put some pink on the set as well and used the “Dancing Petals” in pink as well from E.V.E Studio.

Again I has great fun pushing prims and working on my own set, even if doing inworld shots on wonderful sims and locations is fun too and will happen again soon I am sure 😉

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Trianon”

Sleeves: ISON – “Occult Sleeves” (part of a jacket)

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

Boots: [MODA] – “Erica”

Hair: [sys] – “Shinzo”

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Cyber Flower Pins” & “Dancing Petals Dystopia”

Summer Trend 2016 – Denim Shorties (featured in Eclipse Magazine July 2016)

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Look #1

When Trouble asked me, if I would like to do a few pics for the upcoming (just released) Eclipse Magazine, I just said yes without even thinking about actual summer trends, as I really do love to take pictures and work with magazines. Then he immediately asked me, what summer trend I would like to go for… I did not look over all the summer trends the past few days, so I jumped to google to be informed before I choose.

While I was looking over all the amazing summer trends something immediately caught my eyes… Denim Shorties! All kind of shorts, mini skirts, used, with fringes and what not… That sounds like fun!

I told Trouble about my idea and he seemed to like it. First I thought this would be easy as I really do like denim in RL and SL, but I shall discover soon it sounded easier that it was in the end…

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Look #2

So first of all, I looked through my inventory what kind of shorts, shorties and mini skirts in denim I would find – hell I had no clue how many non useful things I have when I type ‘denim’ in the search of my inventory…

 Most of my favourite denim things are still layers and I did not wanna use old layer items this time… and the next problem – a usual problem with mesh items – sometimes different mesh parts do not fit over each other.

But after some serious searching, I found a handful denim shorties, which I totally love. Now I just need to style them. Because I was told so often, I always only do extreme styles and mostly dark and gothic looking ones, I wanted to do 5 totally different styles for this little spread in the Eclipse Magazine.

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Look #3

For my first idea – Look number 1 –  I started with the “Booty Shorts” from [M.o.w] together with the “Havana” short and head wrap from [sys], the first look went to a more boho type of style. For the accessories I went with the “Vilma” earrings and the “Sile” necklace from Kunglers paired with the “Wooden Bracelet” from artilleri.

Look number 2 is based on the “Briony Shorts” from Erratic. For that look I was inspired by a picture I saw from a country side advert, which told about the great lake sides in germany 😉 To achieve the summer casual look, I added the “Polly” top from Asia Rae and the amazing summer floppy “Laila” hat made by Zibska. For the shoes I chose the “Tropicana” wedges we made for Wicca’s Wardrobe (Yes Grand, we did that.. once *snickers*) The look I was going for,was something trendy, summer looking and as well something simple and kinda ‘girl next door’ looking.

The 3rd look, I wanted to do something more fashion forward in a hipster or clubbing look. I started off with the “Wendy Denim Skirt” made by GizzA. A super short denim mini skirt. First I added the “Dead Romance” tank from Mon Cheri, a tank I used for various styles already as it is a perfect top to go for many different looks and the sizes are made amazingly with the thought to wear something underneath. The mega trendy “Pulsar” glasses and backpack certainly come from [sys], the home for unusual and futuristic designs 😉 The cool boots I found at Stelloane.

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Look #4

For Look number 4 I wanted something that I would wear RL as well. Some loosely casual but trendy and chic. something I would use for shopping or just go to the university or drink a coffee out with some friends. I always liked the ‘college girl’ look even if I am not in that age anymore 😉 The “Boyfriend Jeans Shorts” made by Maitreya, are one of my long time favourites. With their loosely fit they are a great everyday wear. I combined them with the “Liliana Top” from Glam Affair and put on the “Batschkapp” we made as a gift for the Indie Teepee event. Even if I like all 5 looks that might be my personal favourite out of them 😉

My 5th and last look is some more native and maybe gypsy looking. The idea came out of some pictures I saw of american native fashion trends. The denim shorties for this style come from GizzA. The “Loose Denim Short” was a perfect start for the idea I wanted to go for. With the lightly dirty looking fabric and the ripped trims it was just perfect to add a more simple, and light top. The “Julia” top from Asteria perfectly went with the shorts and kinda put them more in the focus. The cool necklace was one of the first original mesh releases from PurpleMoon and the incredible hat and back bag again came from [sys].

It was great fun to explore and try different things for this special spread of denim shorties and I have to admit, I found some goodies in my inventory, which I already forgot that I have them 😉

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Look #5

 Details

Look #1:
Pants: [M.o.w] – “Booty Shorts”
Top: [sYs] – “HAVANA shirt”
Headpiece: [sYs] – “HAVANA headwra”
Jewelry 1: Kunglers – “Sile necklace”
Jewelry 2: Kunglers – “Vilma earrings”
Jewelry 3: /artilleri/ – “wooden bracelet”

Look #2:
Pants: erratic – “Briony”
Top: Asia Rae – “Polly Top”
Headpiece: Zibska – “Laila Hat”
Bag: [sYs] – “Leaf Bag”
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Summertime Easy Living”
Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2004”
Hair: LeLutka – “Vibrato”

Look #3:
Skirt: GizzA – “Wendy Denim Skirt”
Top: Mon Cheri – “Dead Romance Tank”
Shoes: Stelloane – “Heloise Boots”
Bag: [sYs] – “PULSAR Backpack”
Jewelry 1: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”
Jewelry 2: Real Evil – “Dark Queen Bracelets”
Glasses: [sYs] – “PULSAR Sunglasses”
Hair: BURLEY – “Sirah”

Look #4:
Pants: Maitreya – “Faded BF Jeans Shorts”
Top: Glam Affair – “Liliana Top”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Batschkapp”
Bag: SEY – “Bucket Bag”
Jewelry 1: Kosh– “Multiplex Necklace”
Jewelry 2: E-Clipse – “Fiocco Watch”
Hair: Exile – “Jill”
Glasses: HAYSURIZA – “Eyewear Kyoto”

Look #5:
Pants: GizzA – “Loose Denim Short”
Top: Asteria – “Julia Top”
Headpiece: [sYs] – “PANAMA hat”
Bag: [sYs] – “PANAMA bag”
Jewelry 1: PurpleMoon – “Montana Necklace”
Jewelry 2: Primagine – “Cascade Bracelet”
Hair: no.match – “No.Why?”

Eclipse Magazine: HERE

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

We <3 RP meets Skinfair or [sys] meets Elysium?

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Sometimes you have 2 or more items you would like to blog and then you think for a way how you can combine them 😉

On the first view they might not look as if they would go together well, but then, if you play around with accessories and scenarios, sometimes you get lucky and the look falls together some when…

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Exactly like this happened to me a few days ago. I put on one of the newest releases of Elysium for the Skin Fair 2016. The “Candice Skin” totally caught my heart. With the cute freckles and the amazing skin tones, I really wanted to blog that wonderful skin. I comes with all kinds of appliers for the mesh heads and bodies, but for my first post with the skin I wanted to use my very own avatar face as the skin looked so cute on it.

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The skin really comes with many different options. you have the choice to use nearly all popular mesh heads, which are compatible with Omega, plus you can choose between a freckled and a non freckled version. What I loved most is that you as well can have an option for no eye brows, since that is my personal trademark for years now 😉

What I appreciate a lot, Elysium offers the same skin as well for the default avatar including the head, which is a real rare case lately and the more I ould love to spotlight Elysium skins for that as well.

I was so disappointed when I went to the skin fair and saw nearly only appliers for mesh heads but no default avatar skins anymore. I can see the need for mesh head appliers as many do like to use their mesh heads. But as well I know enough ppl who like to stick to their avatar heads still – or even wanna change around between mesh and default – to keep their uniqueness and personality. I am not saying I hate mesh heads, I just was very disappointed to not being able to look for a new skin, if I do not wear any of those.

Anyways.. that was not the topic I wanted to talk about today :p

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The second item I wanted to talk about is the item, that [sys] has on the actual round of We <3 RP.

The “Nemesis” outfit, is another genius design of the [sys] sisters. It covers all the important parts and still gives enough room to see the “Candice” skin of Elysium 😉

The set comes with a HUD to customize colors and fabrics. The basic armor can be changed to 5 different colors of metals and structures. For the light parts you get the choice between teal, rose and silver/gray.

The cool collar and chains as well come from [sys] and were made for the Whore Couture event.

The cool shoulder parts were made by Eudora and totally went with the rest of the look. The extraordinary head-piece was designed by Pure Poison and gave the dot of the “i” in my view 😉

All those parts made no sense when I put them first together, but by looking at them more and more an idea for pictures did grow in my mind as well. I wanted something trashy apocalyptic looking to make a contrast to the delicate “Candice” skin and the amazing shining “Nemesis” set. And right there the trouble started. I was roaming around over many sims and places and did not find what I wanted or I could not rezz the cool “Barrel Chair” from 22769, which I liked to much for the idea of my picture. So I ended up with the worst thing I could imagine… I needed to built something myself…

I am everything but a good builder… and usually if I try to set up something it never looks like I want it to. I adore people like Anderian Sugarplum or Daffodil Crimson, who can create amazing scenarios and sets.

So I did know, I wanted the “Barrel Chairs” and something trashy on a sanded base. After I set that up, I opened my inventory and typed “trash” in the search of it and looked what comes up. I found an old bus station and some funny trash bins. A start but far away from what I was looking for :p

I remembered a wall, I recently got off a yard sale from Remarkable Obvilion. It is called “Junkyard Dogs – Corner Wall” and I suppose it came from a Gacha. Given the new term “Junkyard” (yes I am German and sometimes I miss such terms or words…) I made my way to the Marketplace and searched for some more ‘Junk’. I found various parts from Angharad Greggan, wich perfectly went with the idea I was going for. Together with some grass and dead bushes from [we’re CLOSED] and some time of pushing and turning and pulling, I got something I really liked 😉

Now just a few interesting poses and then…

SNAP HAPPY!

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 Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Nemesis” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Skin: Elysium – “Candice” – NEW @ Skinfair 2016

Shoulder Parts: Eudora 3D – “Eir Shoulders” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Collar & Chains: [sys] – “Sade Bodychain” – NEW @ Whore Couture

Headpiece: Pure Poison – “N’aimah Headdress” – NEW @ We <3 RP

Hair: no.match – “No.Call

Mesh Body: Slink – “Physique”

Furniture, Junk & Plants: 22769, Angharad Greggan & [we’re CLOSED]

Model, Photographer & Set: Wicca Merlin

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Wicca’s Wardorbe for Art in Hats 2015

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This year it is the first time, that we are part of the event with the store and not only myself as blogger or photographer.

Art in Hats to me always was something, where designers could go over the top and create something artistic what you could put on your head.

The more I was excited about what we could come up with to fulfill that high demand or art on the hats 😉

We created in total 4 hats for the event. 2 for the regular event, one for the hunt and one auction hat. All are 100% original mesh.

One of the was the “Phaedra Headpiece” what you can see on the pictures of this post.

The headpiece is a futuristic looking kinda helmet with amazing branches, which end in awesome gems. The whole headpiece is HUD driven, so you can re-texture the gems, the ear covers, the middle stripe and the main part as well. The main part can be switched between black, gold and silver and the other parts have 11 different colors to choose from.

The hat headpiece is a 100% original mesh creation for our brand Wicca’s Wardrobe and at the moment only available at the Art in Hats event until the 14th of November.

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Details

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Phaedra” – NEW

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Meta” , “Neuro” & “Warp”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Golden Times

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And again I have a ‘start with the hat” styling going on for today 😉

The hat of today is one of the contributions of Noke Yuitza from E.V.E Studios to the Art in Hats event. It is a whole series of that wonderful head-piece in several color combinations. The name of that great head is “The Black Widow” and the whole series is called “Swing Alma Hats”.

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The hat is made of wonderful wavy looking huge parts, 100% original mesh and you can resize it via an inbuilt resizer. What makes this piece of art so interesting is that it as well is materials enabled and will pick up several windlights and the light of projectors as well. That is why I chose the location to shoot as it showed that in an amazing way.

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The version I chose to wear or today is the “E.V.E Swing Alma Hat “Black Widow Gold”. To complement the wonderful golden tone I chose the “Laviana Leggins” and the “Xena Top” from Wicca’s Wardrobe in black and bronze. I wanted a futuristic and as well fantasy look for that special hat and so I decided to add the “Draconia Wings” from Fancy Fairy.

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The incredible tattoo is one from a dear friend and as well from my favourite tattoo designer. Julie Hastings, owner and designer of White Widow. The “Vertigo” body tattoo is available at the main store now, in a gacha machine at the back wall of the store.

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The awesome location I was showed by a wonderful photographer, which I had the pleasure to work with lately. The location is the main store of Alpha Tribe. With the amazing futuristic and as well steam punk looking set and the special settings of the windlight make this a real happening to pose in and snap. All the structures and light and as well the sheer floor make an amazing scenery.

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Hat: [E.V.E] Studios – “Swing Alma Hat “Black Widow Gold” – NEW (Art in Hats 2015)

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Xena Top”

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings” (for slink high feet only)

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Vertigo”

Makeup: Corvus – “Fighter” & Zibska – “Ltd Noir 14”

Poses: Del May

Location: Alpha Tribe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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A Lonely Dancer

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A Lonely Dancer

A fallen dream…I hit the ground of Eden
For a last time…
A bleeding vision…an ancient prophecy

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White wings still burning…
I’m hidden in the dark…autumn never ends here
Forever trapped in the wings of eternity……
I gave you shelter…a place without fears
Oh, now I’m dancing with spectres of heaven……
A burning symbol bleeds – A deathless path ends
Did you realize what we have done?
A burning heart cries – A deathless love begins
I realized, life is just lies…
That bleeding vision shows us a true life
White wings are burning…
A lonely dancer…so far away from you
Sad melody dies – forever love lives…
A burning symbol bleeds – A deathless path ends
Did you realize what we have done?
We’re living in a new paradise…a painful journey begins
We’re wasting intentions of life…we’re wasting all of our sins……
 

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We are wasting all…a lonely dancer
This is the last serenade…this is the last serenade
This is our last serenade…a lonely dancer…I am…
A burning heart cries-A deathless love begins
I realized, life is just lies…
We’re living in a new paradise
…a painful journey begins
We’re wasting intentions of life
…we’re wasting all
My fallen dream…it seems a broken mirror
In a lost time…
Ethereal vision…ethereal prophecy
White wings will fly again…
Until then a lonely dancer I am…will fly again…
Will fly again…a lonely dancer I am…I am…

[Etheral]
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Details
Outfit: Zibska – “Tina”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Corona Headpiece”
Shoes: Zibska – “Svanhildr”
Jewelry: Zibska – “Scaramouche”
Braclets: United Colors – “Dragon Scale Braclet”
Mask: *deviant girls* – “Obscure Face”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 24” & Elysium – “Geometrica Line”
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin
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Black & White with [sys] & Wicca’s Wardrobe

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Today I am very excited to showcase one of the latest releases from [sys] and another original mesh piece from Wicca’s Wardrobe.

Black & White is one of my favourite color combinations. Everyone who knows me already is aware of that even if I am not scared to go colorful as well 😉

 The “CAPITOL” outfit is one of the latest releases from [sys] for the ‘My Attic’ event (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/87/185/21). Besides the black & white combination you as well have the choise between black, white and pink n either a leather or a linen fabric. The outfit contains the long, high wasted skirt, a wonderful neck holder top and the collar, wich gives the whole look a futuristic touch.

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 In the pack you will find one fitted mesh piece of each part, the needed alpha layer and as well several versions for the new mesh bodes, like Maitreya or Slink. The collar itself is not rigged so you can adjust it to your body and make sure it fits.

The amazing nail polish was made by Giela Delpaso, owner and designer fo Nailed It!. I lately has a talk with her and I had to tell her that she kinda seems to read my mind about her new releases. Always when she brings out a new design I have the feeling of ‘Oh yes exactly that I missed!’ With her nail designs I am always finding the right style for my looks!

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The mask, is one of our latest original mesh creations for Wicca’s Wardrobe. Inspired by a Ram Horn, this mask is a totally must have for all professional stylists. The “Ram Horn Mask” fits male or female and is available in 7 different shiny metals.

The amazing futuristic looking chairs are made by 22769. The
“Flower Chair” in black, white, purple and red are available at the On9 event till the 28th of May (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/239/193/999)

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – CAPITOL – NEW (My Attic)

Head Piece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Ram Horn Mask” – NEW (Mainstore)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Guns & Pearls”

Lipstick: Oceane Body Design – “Jade Lips Black Silver Stripes”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Monochrome”

Earrings: Pure Poison – “Brandy Earrings”

Poses: PosESion

Furniture: 22769 – “Flower Chair” – NEW (On9)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Avantasia for THEMA Magazine

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Avantasia

(some when in the future round about the year 2525 maybe….)

Be aware of the life on Avantasia before you venture into this world in the climax of war and anarchy, their enemies, the sirens of Venus who else.  The Avantasians are a complex race but by no means should they be underestimated, from their flexibility to the swifness of their long sharp talons, their catlike movements ooze in deadly elegance and subtle seduction as they prowl their world in search for the ultimate in style to seduce their next victim…I mean mate.

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Sometimes you just need 2 to 3 pictures and you end up with 9 and cannot decide which ones to use. That happened to me when I made my pictures for the actual THEMA Magazine (http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_terraefirma)

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The theme was Terrae Firma, and we was asked to create pictures about a new race of the existing planets or a new planet. When Tayler told me, I was immediately sure I wanted to create a new planet with a new race.

I wanted to do something still fashion related and human but to the same time, futuristic and apocalyptic. I love apocalyptic movies and art and so I watched  a few of my favourite movies while I was styling.

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The first piece that came to my mind was the “Lucian Hat Nox” hat from Machoire. An incredible headpiece made of so many filigree parts and textured with such a great feeling for materials.

This amazing art piece is available in different colors, wich you all can see at the Machoire main store or at their website (http://machoire.blogspot.fr/)

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Now I had to find something what kinda showed evolution for the future but still has a human aspect for the whole look.

The head-piece gave a rough idea for the general colors, back and some kind of metal should be the basic.

So started with a super old but still amazing top from Muhi. One of the brands I really miss in SL as they always were up to date and very fashion forward.

I know some people are against wearing old stuff and tell always to delete older things, but I am going more with my belly feeling and keep old things which I really like to combine them with new things. That sometimes can make a look very unique, as long as you keep the general style up to date and modern. Certainly some things are outdated some when, like the super old skins or hair, wich automatically let you look like 2007 :p , but for some clothing pieces and accessories that might not be the case 😉 . As well I would say there is a difference in wearing old things for a picture or on the runway as some of the older things just react weird with movement, especially if they have huge static prims or sculpties, wich can look better with a nowadays mesh prim that actually moves with your properly.

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To add a modern touch I put on my “Lavinia Leggins” in anthracite, which I made for my store Wicca’s Wardrobe. With the leathern garter belt over the leggings – one piece to wear – it got a strong and powerful look but as well some sexy attitude.

To finish the basic human look I added hells from Death Row Designs with some heavy chains and a huge plateau heel.

Now the challenge started to develop the human race forward to fit in the futuristic and apocalyptic environment, that I had in my mind for the new planet and race.

The first idea was the “Demonhands” from Death Row Designs. The sharp claws are important to fight and survive on the new planets face.

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I so many apocalyptic movies females wear corsets in some style and this made me add one corset of Trilobite over the “Asymetrical Bodysuit” from Muhi. And what should not miss? Some weapon looking accessories. Those I found as well at Death Row Designs.. I bet you can tell I love this store really a lot 😉 .

 The finish was the “Centipede” spine attachment, that comes with a wonderful tattoo layer. The tattoo makes the spine look like, as it would grow out directly off your back.

All the poses used in this post are from Del May, one of my favourite pose makers beside PosESioN or Corpus to just name a few.

And like I said in the beginning, It was so hard to decide between all the pictures I made, that this post is a little bit picture heavy 😉

I would like to thank Taylor Wassep for this amazing opportunity and the great inspiration of her theme. The THEMA Magazine is for me really kinda an art exhibition with amazing stylists and photographers and I am feeling very honored that I was allowed to be part again 🙂

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Details

 Top: Muhi – “Asymetrical Bodysuit” (store not any longer existing)

Corset: Trilobite – “Latex Underbust – Coal” (store not any longer existing)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings” (for slink mesh high feet)

Shoes: DRD – “Whoreheels” (for slink mesh high feet)

Head Piece: Machoire – “Lusian Hat Nox”

Arms: DRD – “Demonhands”

Arm Accessories: DRD – “Armor Female”

Spine Attachment: DRD – “Centipede”

Hair: Baiastice – “Agnes”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Zion 2 Black”

Lipstick: Oceane – “Jade Lips Black Silver Stripe”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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