Going to Hell

TUNES

Father did you miss me,
Been locked up a while.
I got caught for what I did but took it all in style.
Laid to rest all my confessions I gave way back when.
Now I’m versed in so much worse,
So I am back again, …

[- Pretty Wreckless -]

Sometimes you meet people and after a short while you get the feeling you know them since forever…

While I was styling I showed the style to Vivien and she seemed to like it so I asked her if she would not want do join in the picture. In seconds she had a matching style and we started to have fun quite a while. I already had done my pose and it was awesome to see how fast she arranged herself around and between me to make her fit into the scene. I anyway love her creativity when it comes to making poses. My head is always so stuffed, that I rarely be able to really make my own poses. But since I saw her working, ร found my way slowly back into that, too – and I really enjoy it again – nevertheless I always love when Vivian does her magic and so for the closeup I again could not resist to ask her, if she would like to make a pose again and she did another kick ass, cool one ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have a feeling that won’t be our last collaboration, since we seem a pretty productive and creative team for that – plus, I hae to admit I immensely enjoy the time working with her. We have so much fun and it is a complete different journey that just doing pictures on my own. It does trigger other parts of my creativity and it as well challenges me to break my usual Photoshop routine, having a second person with a complete different skin and shape as my normal workflow and techniques apply differently on her avatar ๐Ÿ™‚

Clothing

Top 1:[CX] – “Nimue Bra” (Maitreya, part of a full outfit)

Top 2: Mug – “Elina Top” (Maitreya)

Top 3: Grima – “Fur Feathered Leather Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Skellybones – “Rae Gloves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Pants: Mug – “Dani Shorts” (Maitreya)

Socks: -SU!- – “Garter Socks Nylon BLACK” (BoM)

Shoes & Socks: Lโ€™Emporio&PL – “*Asahi*” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Accessories

Face Chain: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gunnhild Cross Goth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Night” (Maitreya)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Limerence} – “Bria hair-s”

Face Art: ย Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Croses BoM & Tint Ears” – NEW @ Necrosis // March 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Earthly” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. “Backdrop:.KPRED” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Pose 1: Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Pose 2: Vivien De’Lancoure

Models & Stylists

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Powerless

TUNES

Master of puppets, I’m pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing
Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream
Master!

[- Metallica -]

What a week… don’t you hate that, if things go like 180 degrees the other way as you planned it? I am one of those, who like to at least plan a week ahead, what I do have to do, what I want to do and what I am supposed to do. I usually hardly can focus on things and I keep forgetting things very quickly – my friends know that and thank god they are not too mad with me usually *snickers* – and that is why I usually at least make a rough draft on a piece of paper or my calendar for each week.

Corona and the closing of the schools already messes that up weekly and if something else comes across, it can instantly become a disaster. That is what happened the past week. Blessedly it did all calm down and I finally could manage to get all done.

That gives me the time to post today. I know the Puppet Show gacha isn’t a new release from Moon Amore, but sometimes things need time until the “kiss me” and I know what I want to do with them ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do enjoy the changeover from new releases, things I got because I liked them, but didn’t have the right inspiration and all time favorites. Many tried to tell me a blog always has to be up to date and you only can use things once – I completely disagree with that. My blog is my personal sandbox and I can play the way I like to play ๐Ÿ˜‰ Certainly I will have new releases which I found in stores and on events, or amazing designs I got from my incredible, awesome sponsors, but as well there are times where I just can fool around with things out of my inventory and create pictures just the way I feel in that very moment ๐Ÿ˜‰

Exactly that happened a few days ago with the Puppet Show gacha from Moon Amore and I really enjoyed playing with it as you can see โ™ฅ

Clothing

Dress: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show /Puppet Master Dress” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Gloves: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show /Muse Gloves”( Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Stockings: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Scene Stockings – Blood” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Romina” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Triada Tiara” (Gacha, Common)

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Crystal Collar”

Hair & Makeup

Face Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger // Tattoo” & “Hunger // Sclera Overlay”

Hair: MINA Hair – “Audrie”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Sweet Love” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF – “Veins With Eye Shading” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon – “Puppet Set”

Set:

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Old Door Display”

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Gramaphone Display”

DRD – “MS – Fortune Telling Chair”

:MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Puppeteer Hand – Gold”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Shoulder / BEIGE”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Hold / BEIGE”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Hanging / BEIGE”

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – OpenWings (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – Stand (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – Flying (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

Serenity Style – “Bella .-Broken Mirror”

Stylist, Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Alien Species

TUNES

I’m an alien
I hope I ever get to see
I’m an alien
My beam of light is breaking free

Too alien for Earth
Too human for outer space
I’m an alien
It’s time to leave for outer space

[JNXD]

Againย  I come to you with some exciting news from CerberusXing. He again made a pair of kick ass ears – the “Withered Berzerker Ears”! The ears are unrigged mesh, which gives you the possibility to resize and position them to your needs. The HUD offers texture and tinting options for skin (12 presets), piercing (black, silver & gold) and the snake ( 7 different colors). Furthermore you have 2 tattoo options with 7 different colors and the possibility to hide it. CerberusXing as well was so generous to include a skin texture map, so you can do your own modifications if you like. Doing so would require basic editing skills as you have to work with textures and applying them to the object.

Speaking of modifications, Nefekalum Tattoos offers already one called “Battle Add-On”, which I certainly had to try for my post ๐Ÿ˜‰ And since I an anyways addicted to the extraordinary work of Sir Skye, I had to use one of his newest releases for my tattoo as well. I am talking about the “Inked” tattoo, which you can find at his main store. An unisex tattoo, that comes with many options and possibilities as Omega Evolved appliers with materials, Maitreya Applier, Slink Redux Applier, Catwa Applier and certainly system, BoM ready layers and he again included some optional projectors you can use to let your tattoo shine in the right light ๐Ÿ˜‰

To complete my outfit I used an older but for me still super amazing gacha from CerberusXing – the “Osseous Species” gacha. What I love so much on that outfit set are the spike parts, the tubes at the collar and the colors and textures the whole ensemble is designed with. It immediately reminded me about HR Giger and so I had to make a set in that style for my pictures as well.Thank god, 22769 made some great tribute designs that perfectly worked for my idea ๐Ÿ™‚

Since I am anyways in a space and species mood, I guess I will jump into my Mainframe event folder and see what is left in there for my next picture ๐Ÿ˜‰

Clothing

Corset: [CX] – “Osseous Species Corset – Iridescent” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Stockings: [CX] – “Osseous Species Stocking – Oil Spill” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Tentacles: [CX] – “Sentinel Tentacles (White) F” (Color Modified)

Headpiece: – Pendulum – “The Emissary – Silver”

Bracers: [The Forge] – “Drulla Bracer” (Gacha, Common)

Bracelets: [CX] – “Ring Bracelet”

Rings & Claws: [CX] – “Conjuration Claws – Silver / Scales w. Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Face 1: *Rainbow Sundae* – “Lizard Scales – Face – 6 – V2” (BoM)

Face 2: +Nuuna+ – “Halftone Black” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

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

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

Eyes:ย [CX] – “Osseous Species Eyes” (Gacha, Common)

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerkerย  Ears” – NEW @ CerberusXing

Ears Mod: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Battle Add-on for [CX] Berzerker Ears” – NEW @ CerberusXing

Face: Izzie’s – “Freckles” & “Wrinkles” (BoM)

Chin Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tribal #03” (BoM) – NEW @ UniK

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.1” – NEW Update!

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Inked” (Maitreya, Applier, Materials Enabled) – NEW @ Mainstore

Poses & Props

Poses: Wicca Merlin

Set:

22769 – “Sweet Dreams – Are made of this”

22769 – “Un hommage a HR Giger”

22769 – “Tentacle Chair”

.::QUTWORLD –ย  “3Dย  – Xeno Raven model mesh::.texture”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

You know you wouldn’t want it any other way…

TUNES

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

Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you’d be so confused
I don’t envy you
I’m a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

So take me as I am
This may mean
You’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won’t mean a thing

Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season’s already changing
I think it’s cool, you do what you do
And don’t try to save me

I’m a bitch, I’m a lover
I’m a child, I’m a mother
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell, I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

I’m a bitch, I’m a tease
I’m a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I’m your angel undercover
I’ve been numb, I’m revived
Can’t say I’m not alive
You know I wouldn’t want it any other way

[Meredith Brooks]

Clothing

Jacket: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Jacket – B” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Top: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Top – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Pants: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Shorts – C” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Leg Right: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (A)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Leg Left: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (B)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Shoes: Oinc – “Mickaella Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Collar – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Collar 2: [CX]ย – “Xeno Circuit – Ocean” (Maitreya)
Glasses: -SU!- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses Blue-Silver” (Gacha, Common)
Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver+Daniel)” (Groupgift, Bento)
Septum: [CX] – “Drop Septum”
Forehead Jewelry: [CX] – “Kishin Bindi”
Ear/Nose Jewelry: [CX]ย – “Monstrum Catena – Silver”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Colors”
Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – “Mud Eyeshadow” (Omega Applier)
Lipstick: La Malvada Mujer – “Mud Lips” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Chloe 3.4”
Ears:ย  [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – “Judith – Marshmellow” (Omega Applier)
Shape: { wren’s nest } – “Hanna Proportional shape for LeLutka Chloe Bento” (lightly modified to work best with the skin)
Tattoo: Letis – “Rigel Princess : B&W” (Omega Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity & Emozione
Background:
Paparazzi – “Old School Locker Room – BACKDROP – blue”
[Since1975] – “Fitness Gacha-Weight Plates” (Gacha, Common)
[Since1975] – “Fitness Gacha-Shaker” (Gacha, SOI)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Beertray Sidetable Black”
22769 – “Sloppy Books” (Gacha, Common)
FOXCITY. Prop – “Weights (Left Hand – Wear)”
DECO – “MESH SlingPack female large (ash)” (store closed)
:: PM :: – “Monogram Bag I Browns Left Forearm (not animated)”
.*Courtisane*. – “Sacoche (Bag) *wear me*” (store closed)
[La Baguette] – “Box of pizza 3 slice left v2 (1Li)”

Model & Photographer

“I’ll be there when your reality drowns!”

TUNES

You’ll be seein’ me in your dreams
Even when your reality drowns

There’s a bright side
To every wrong thing
If you’re lookin’ at me through the right eyes
Darkness in my name
Don’t you wanna come and play on the cool side
Don’t be so shy

There’s a pleasure in hidin’ from the sun
No I was never one for pretty weather
I’d rather be a creep, baby follow me into the water
I’ll take you to the darker

[Kailee Morgue]

Again I was in a freaky mood and since the Mermaid Cove event from Flair for Events, I do have a little Siren addiction *giggles*
When I saw the “Liquid Soul” gacha from :Moon Amore:, I was thinking quite a while what I could do with it. I wanted to do something artistic as the whole set screamed for it, but as well I did not want to make it too busy, to not distract from that great design too much. After trying several things from simple black backgrounds to some simple props that didn’t really make any sense, the siren idea came back to my mind and with the awesome halo, that makes the whole look even more wild, the idea was born! The idea to do some water shots again made me excited. While I was again using the sim of a close friend, since I do not have a huge water spot on our land. But all I tried .. Linden water didn’t do what I wanted. So I had to find something different. I went back on my platform to see what I could do to “fake” a water scene. After trying different things I just rezzed a blank white floor prim and put a water texture with a high transparency on top with a certain color I liked. In my case it even was a frozen water texture as the effect was kinda cool :). Later in my post processing, I used some water brushes with some more ripples and did just put it on top of the one I snapped inworld with 30% transparency to get the more rough sea feeling before I added some splashes to add a little action feeling and movement.

I immensely enjoy my freedom lately, to do interesting shoots and have extraordinary outfits from all over the grid, let my freak come out here and there more than usual and just let my mind fly to see what comes out in the end. Sometimes I do not even know myself what will be the end result, when I start fooling around with styling. It is possible, that I start with a complete different idea from what it will be in the end. Sometimes it even takes days until I am completely satisfied with the final result and then it takes me again some times – sometimes days – until I am happy with the post processing. It just feels amazing to have that freedom and time – I am grateful that designers still like me on their blogger list, even if I get dragged away by emotions, feelings, visions and new tutorials for post processing my pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰ It means a lot to me that you trust me, bare with me and my funky ideas and time frames!

Clothing

Outfit: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Tales of the Sea” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Ryn Gloves (Scales” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Ark //September 2019

Shoes: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Tap-Tap Shoes – Teal” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Splashes: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Fluids Halo – Water” (Gacha, Common)

Fishes: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Lil Fish – Orange”

Fish: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Shoal Fish – Orange”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Brave Waves Hairstyle – Ginger” (Gacha, Common)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Skin: CURELESS[+] – “Morphine” (Omega & Maitreya Applier)

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1”

Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Ears Elf HD”

Eyes: CURELESS [+] – “Lethe Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Props: E.V.E Studio – “Dancing Bubbles {White}”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ ROMP // August 2019

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ ROMP // August 11th-25h

Come meet Renee at this round of ROMP. She is a sexy new gacha we have created just for you. Renee offers 2 rares and 18 commons. Rare #1 is a thigh high boot and garter belt. The boot is accented with studs and rings and a deadly heel, perfect to dominate in. The boot and garter combination come with a HUD that offers you 6 leather and metal options. Rare #2 is a studded bra that also comes with the metal and leather HUD offering 6 colors choices. Commons 1-6 are a provocative, high waisted painty, with cutouts in all the right places. Commons 7-12 are collars adorned with a ring. Both come with a HUD that offers you 6 metals choices. Commons 13-18 are titillating thigh-high stocking (which as well can be worn with the garter belt), that come with a HUD offering 6 leather and metal color choices. As you can see, Renee has a lot to offer. Come check her out and take her home. Made for Maitreyaโ€™s Lara.

Taxi: ROMP

 

“I am not here to fit in your World – I am here to make my own!”

โ€œIt is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have a huge variety of needs and dangers.โ€

[H.G. Wells, The Time Machine]

Steampunk always had something that pulled me closer… I do not know what exactly it is, but maybe it has to do with today’s title. It always had something active to me… something that develops forward never staying still somehow. Maybe that is part of the attraction it has to me ๐Ÿ™‚ The Victorian epoch, was a time of inventions, so no wonder that the steampunk era was put into that time frame somehow. But what exactly is steampunk? Lets see what Wikipedia has to say ๐Ÿ˜‰

“Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century British Victorian era or the American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. However, steampunk and neo-Victorian are different in that the neo-Victorian movement does not extrapolate on technology while technology is a key aspect of steampunk.

Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technologies may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or of the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt, and China Miรฉville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as steam cannons, lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The first known appearance of the term steampunk was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.

Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.” [Wikipedia]

So steampunk is nothing that really existed back then, but was invented by the desire of the thoughts what time back then could have been with its future thoughts… yeah sounds crazy, but it does make sense if you get deeper into it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Maybe it is as well the colors that are assigned to that kind of styles. I love the combination of muted, dark colors and the gold and copper metals. It just falls together so well most of the time and you always get a lightly elegant touch even if you do not wear a long gown :p Maybe it is the feeling of strength, that all the gear and leather gives most of the outfits and the huge buildings, vehicles and structures you can find if you look up steampunk in SL or google about steampunk in RL.

Whatever it is, steampunk does have a huge fascination for me and I do enjoy those styles and looks a lot, so that won’t be the last time I am styling up like a Victorian steampunk or a dieselpunk ‘Conqueror’ to discover new and unexplored space and maybe get more information about the mystery of the time machines ๐Ÿ˜‰

Clothing

Dress: Wicca’s Originals – “Cecilia”

Sleeves: Wicca’s Originals – “Amity Arms” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes & Socks: Eudora3D – “Yana Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mask: [ContraptioN] – “Maskineri II Eye *???*”

Necklace: Codex – “Vintage Time”

Rings: Meva – “Victorian Bento Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: Formanails – “Cris Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Wings: Luas – “Steam Commander Bento Wings Beige” (Maitreya, Bento, Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Molten Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: no.match – “No.Ring” NEW @ Salon 52

Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Piper 3.3”

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Petal Tone 02 Skin Applier” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune”

Shape: .{ wren’s nest } – “Piper Shape for LeLutka Piper Bento Head”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

DRD – “Steampunk Airship – Ground”

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Antique Gramophone” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Drum Table” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Pipes Lamp” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Armchair” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Bike Figurine” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Cart Table” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Glass Of Red Wine” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Wine Bottle” (Gacha, Common)

::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 15 Bulb Lamp” (Gacha, Common)

::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 11 Desk Light” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ ROMP // May 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ ROMP (May 10th – 25th)

We are excited to have our first ROMP gacha! We have created Neila. This desirable collection is made up of 2 rares and 18 commons. The rares come with a HUD that provides 6 leather and 6 metal textures. Each common item comes with a HUD, but it only offers choices on the details and metals without multiple color choices. The gloves in this appealing collection are Bento enabled. The Neila collection is designed for Maitreya’s Lara.

Taxi: ROMP

 

Red Trench…

“Tess, there’s about as much chance of me getting behind a desk as there is of me getting a new girlfriend.”

[Dick Tracy]

I do not know why, but when I tried on the “Roxy” gacha set, I instantly had a Dick Tracy feeling *giggles* Probably it was the cool trench coat of the set ๐Ÿ˜‰

The “Roxy” gacha set is an awesome collaboration between [Gos] and Lybra. While Lybra made the lingerie and the trench coat, [Gos] contributed the cool boots. The lingerie fits amazingly under the trench and for a cool RP, I can see a complete use for that *giggles* I guess I will have to showcase the lingerie some when as well, but for today I just wear it underneath the trench coat and it just pokes out here and there when my pixels move ๐Ÿ˜‰

The super cute hair was my by no.match one of my personal favorite hair stores. The huge wavy hair matched perfect to my little “Dick Tracy” mood. It originally was made for the COSMOPOLITAN event but it should be at the main store by now.

Now you will wonder, why Wicca looks so ‘young today’… that has a special reason ๐Ÿ˜‰

As I stated before I feel so honored to be chosen as a LeLutka blogger and I certainly want to showcase all of their amazing work.ย  Today I am wearing the “Vera” head. Usually I try to look like a middle aged woman between 30 and 40 with my avatar, but the Vera head had such a cute vibe for me, I could not resist to get a young skin for it too. It is incredible how you can change the look of each LeLutka head with different skins and shapes. I did not have that for other bento mesh heads that much, that is probably the reason why I am so addicted about LeLutka heads *snickers* Plus the fact that they are so versatile, they do have an amazing HUD and I never ever had trouble with controlling my head completely. I know that many do have issues with HUD s from other heads, as they are either so many different HUDs, or one way too huge that isn’t that lag resistant. I enjoy the HUDs for the LeLutka heads a lot. They are clearly structured, have several tabs, that let you customize the heads with textures and animations and you even can do backup safeties for your heads if you get updates or if something goes wrong. You do do not have to set up your head from scratch you just can use your back up to restore your settings and safed makeups/skins on a fresh copy. LeLutka update their heads on a regular base with all new features like baked mesh and they are fixing minor issues, which I rarely notice before they get fixed ๐Ÿ˜‰ I soon have to make a post about the great add-ons too. Did you know that LeLutka made several candies that cooperate with their mesh heads? I love chewing their bubble gum inworld on my avatar – but that will be another post soon!

Clothing

Coat: Lybra – “Roxy Trench” (Maitreya, Gacha) – NEW @ Epiphany

Bra: Lybra – “Roxy Bra” (Maitreya, Gacha) – NEW @ Epiphany

Panties: Lybra – “Roxy Panties” (Maitreya, Gacha) – NEW @ Epiphany

Shoes: [Gos] – “Roxy Boots” (Maitreya, Gacha) – NEW @ Epiphany

Accessories

Necklace: < IDEALIA > – “Quera Necklace”

Bracelet (left): [ kunst ] – “Conrad Bracelet”

Bracelet (right): [ kunst ] – “Taylor Bracelet”

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Stiletto 1” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Affair”

Makeup: Izzie’s – “Perfect Liner” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: ALMA – “Fall” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Vera 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: Glam Affair – “May” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

BackBone – “Office Life – Large Locker” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Desk” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Locker” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Wall Basket 2” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Frame” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Life Wall Sign” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Trash Can” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Vintage Radiator” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Industrial Rug” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Stool” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Floor Lamp” (Gacha)

BackBone – “Office Life – Desk Lamp Blue” (Gacha)

22769 – “Office Binder” (Gacha)

22769 – “Pencil Sharpener” (Gacha)

22769 – “Vintage Radio” (Gacha)

22769 – “Vintage Typewriter” (Gacha, GG Reward)

Fiasco – “Old Office Lotion and Tissues” (Gacha)

Fiasco – “Old Office Games Gift” (Gacha)

Fiasco – “Old Office Chair” (Gacha)

[La Baguette] – “Box of pizza 3 slice left v2”

[INDO] – “Soda Can”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Painting – I swear it was supposed to be on the Canvas!

TUNES

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away
Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us once more
Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now
[Judy Garland]

After a rough week I finally can do a post again ๐Ÿ™‚

The time before Christmas seems to be a hard time for many people. I feel it a lot lately with the kids at school. The quiet time, the time of love and family – for some it seems to be the opposite of that. Maybe it is because they miss that feelings at home, or they do have problems they try to hide the whole year and when Christmas comes close they start to realize even more. I do not know what it is, but some do need more attention and care. I try as much to give them what they need, in a way I am allowed to, but I realized it really soaks a lot of power and energy off myself – more than usual and more than in any other year before. That means to me I need to find moments and ways to refill my own ‘batteries’ and making pictures in Second Life is one of them ๐Ÿ™‚

I had the great pleasure to meet Hattie Panacek – owner and builder/designer of Ex Machina – when she agreed to built us our new custom made Mainstore for Wicca’s Wardrobe. I never dared to even think about her as the builder for our store, as I know she usually not does any custom builts. Salt from Salt and Pepper encouraged me to ask her and even offered herself as reference. I hesitated for a while… I looked around to maybe find a store that would fit to us, our designs and our imaginations, but all that I found had one of those criteria but not more than one at the same time.

So I gathered my courage, took a deep breath and opened an IM to Hattie. I kinda was prepared to get a no to my request, but what I had to loose? I was a little worried, that she would be too busy to answer and so I thought it would take a while for her to come back on me and after I typed my proposal I closed the IM – maybe I just closed it so fast, as I was scared about the answer *snickers*

You know what?!?!?! It turned out to be one of the most amazing talk I had in Second Life. She replied kinda instant and I nearly fainted as I really didn’t expect that. She got our vision after just a few seconds and already had even some ideas for it. When she said she looked at our stuffs and liked the way we design and some of the stiff we do… I really was close to just pass out *giggles*. She pointed out some things and even did let our vision grow with her input. It felt like I would talk to an old friend – unbelievable. I always admired her work, her ideas and building skills and as well her incredible textures. She makes things look like used and not just shiny and nice – even if she certainly can do that as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just really really adore her way to do things. The more we talked when we met for sneak previews of what she was building for us, or for some more talks about specific things for the built, the more she became a friend to me as well and we discovered, that we share a lot of things, thoughts and likings.

One day she showed me her newest release for an event and I instantly loved it. I already did showcase the right side of that amazing backdrop before (https://wiccamerlin.de/late-autumn-soon-i-need-to-turn-on-the-heating-again/) and today it is time for the left side ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am talking about the “Atelier Baudelaire – By Ex Machina” backdrop.

The left side is a neat little atelier of a painting artist – according to Hattie the whole backdrop was inspired by the great French poet Charles Baudelaire. The backdrop has it’s own lights but since it is modify you can even turn them off if you want to use your own light setting. Did you ever see such an amazing love for the detail for just a corner of one room? The different paintings, the cool ‘used look’ details for the walls even behind the paintings and then the cardboard with the brushes and spilled paint… simply incredible and stunning. The more you look at that stunning backdrop the more details you will find like the awesome pipes at the ceiling. As well the materials are super awesome! If you are able to turn on materials the whole backdrop is like a new experience again. It does look already cool without but if you turn the advanced lighting model on in your graphics it does look like as you could even feel the little crackles or the bricks at the wall when you touch it – just breathtaking!

 

All the paintings, paint buckets and brushes reminded me of a fun mesh head/body applier of paint from Izzie’s I always wanted to use and never found the right chance to do so. The same I had with the super cool and amazing Paintball gacha set – I had no one yet playing that with me – where I had Redclaw shooting at me to get the paint splatter effect on the top ๐Ÿ˜‰ I guess I drove him nuts with that, as I wanted too have as many colors as possible on my short and he had to change between the guns all the time until I liked the way the paint applied to myself and the shirt *giggles*

Overall todays pictures where a lot of fun and I wasn’t able in a long time to just fool around with items, poses and things as my RL kept me so much. I hope the next days it will be a little easier going and I have more room for creative pictures and stuff to fool around with and getting inspired again ๐Ÿ˜‰

Outfit

Shirt: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Paintball Tank” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Pants: Neve – “Pant – Destroy” (Maitreya)

Shoes: DECO – “Classic Sneaks”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [INK] – “Colored Pencil w/Tanbarumori” (Gacha, Common)

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Bali Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Izzie’s – “Color Explosion” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Le Poppycock – “Just Alice” (with ladder, paint bucket & brush)

Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Atelier Baudelaire”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin