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

LOTD 07/16/2016 – Gradient!

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Green/Blue Gradient… I have no clue why but I felt I wanted to do something with that :p

First I went through my inventory and looked for something in green and blue, when I remembered that I always loved the string and deep colors fo Zibska.

Then I saw the amazing “Zsuzsa” dress from Zibska. Originally it was made for a Thumbelina inspired event.  With the amazing leave shaped skirt and the beautiful little petals that are floating around the whole outfit it seemed to be perfect for my idea 😉

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With the huge color HUD I was able to color the dress to a green/blue gradient, so I just had to fins something green for the top half of my body and something blue for the bottom. The down part was kinda easy as we released not too long ago a snorkel blue version of the “Montana”boots, that perfectly matched the idea.

The upper part was not that easy until I remembered the “Kiri” collar and head-piece as well from Zibska. Usually it is always easier to match colors if you use items from the same designer as mostly they use a close color pallet for some of their items. The green of the “Kiri” ensemble matched so perfect and when I found an option to even color the spheres in a light blue tone.

The amazing makeup is a mixture of 2 eye shadows from Nuuna’s – the “Ere Makeup”  and the “Mya Shadow” in blue and the amazing apple green “Leah” lipstick from Glam Affair.

Even if black is my favourite color, sometimes I have some colorful moments :p

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Details

Outfit: Zibska – “Zsuzsa”

Jewelry & Headpiece: Zibska – “Kiri”

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Montana Boots”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Chibi”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Ere” & “Mya”

Lipstick: Glam Affair – “Leah Lipstick 13”

Poses: DARE

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – Champagne! Sparkling Couture II

The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

EVENT OPENED NOON SLT ON JUNE 24th.

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

THE RETAIL AREA WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY THE 14TH!!!

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Details

Outfit: Champagne! Sparkling Couture – “GLITTER Gold” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Shoes: ILLI – “Ricardo Shoes”

Hair: Tabelau Vivant – “Martin”

Nachlade: .Charm. – “Fearis Collar”

Glasses: Steinwerk – “GT Sunglasses”

Ring: Tracei – “Evan Jasper Ring”

Lipstick: Madrid Solo – “Male Lip Mix – Design 8” & DECHE – “Rift Lip Paint”

Model & Photographer: Johnny Merlin (aka Wicca Merlin)

FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – Champagne! Sparkling Couture

The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

EVENT OPENS NOON SLT ON JUNE 24th.

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

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Details

Outfit: Champagne! Sparkling Couture – “Rhapsody” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend Summer 2016

Shoes: Glamistry – “Shoes PM1001”

Gloves & Nails: Zibska – “Mallt”

Hair: Tabelau Vivant – “LeeJae”

Neckalce: Glam Affair – “Chainedlink Necklace”

Lipstick: Madrid Solo . “Male Lip Mix Design 3”

Model & Photographer: Johnny Merlin (aka Wicca Merlin)

LOTD 06/16/2014 – A lazy afternoon with Miamai

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Sometimes in a few rare moments I like to explore the wonderful sim built by SL residents. Mostly it is on a sunday afternoon when I come home from gigs with my RL band and do not feel like working at all ;).

Sometimes I am in the mood for finding new places, wich I can use as background for pictures and sometimes I just go back to wonderful sims I saw in the past to see if they changed something there and if there is anything new.

One of the most beautiful and most popular sim is the Neva River sim.

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If you wander over the sim you will find several places who are kinda locked as they are private residential but a fe spots you can explore as the owner is kind enough to let us roam around there 😉 .

If I go there I always make sure I do not disturb the residents there as I am just a grateful guest there.

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For my today’s journey I was wearing one of the latest releases of Miamai. The “Dalida” dress is an awesome long shirt with kinda a bottom short skirt part. It is available in various patterns and textures and I chose the black version for today. The hat/hair combination “Happydays Wicker Hat” as well is made by Miamai. I really like it if you have hair and hat connected already, as it usually is a pain in the ass to get hair fixed under a hat :p .

The boots became on of my favourites lately. With that boots I discovered a new store that I now visit frequently to check if they have news since they have that little special twist, wich I always search for my clothing. Dirty Princess is the new place to be for me if I am looking for shows or something else lightly funky.

To complete the look and add a touch of the summer feeling that I have lately with the weather in germany, I used the “Oversized Sunglasses” from Izzie’s.

And now… I will wander around across this wonderful Neva River sim a little bit more to explore all the amazing details 🙂 .

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Details

Dress: Miamai – “Dalida – black” (mesh)

Hat & Hair: Miamai – “Happydays Wicker Hat – black Panama” (mesh)

Necklace: Glam Affair – “Chainedlink Necklace”

Glasses: Izzie’s – “Oversized Sunglasses”

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant & Bag” (mesh)

Feet: Slink – “Female Feet (AvEnhancement) – High (mesh)

Boots: Dirty Princess – “Gladiator Couture Princess Heels” (only for Slink high feet)

Poses (except picture 1): Vista Animations – “Raquel AO” – NEW

Location: Neva River

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 04/15/2013 – Black & Yellow

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Sometimes when I just style for fun I try to make my self different tasks. Sometimes it is certain styles or even certain colors or color combinations. Today I was in a  little black and yellow mood after I tried one of the latest releases from Bubble’s Design. The “Tiffany Yellow” dress, that Bubbles released not too long ago brought me on the idea of the yellow & black color combination and I wanted to pull it through the whole styling and picture.

To the “Tiffany Yellow” dress from Bubble I added the newest shoe release from LeeZu, the “Piazza Navona” ankle boots. I love the non usual and crazy stuff anyways and this shoes just totally caught my heart. For this post I decided to go with the yellow ones but you can have them in nearly all colors at the LeeZu Mainstore. The “Anna” stockings I found as well at LeeZu.

To give it a little bit more craziness I added the “Cubism Shades” glasses from epoque & the back fan is a long time favourite of mine and I found them ages ago at [glow] 😉

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Details

Dress: Bubble’s Design – “Tiffany Yellow” – NEW

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piazza Navona” – NEW

Stockings: LeeZu – “Anna 14”

Glasses: epoque – “Cubism Shades”

Back Fan: [glow] studio – “Feather Fan”

Hair: Miss C – “Catch”

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Hot Rod”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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