Prisoner of Colors

And again I dare to experiment with vibrant colors :p

I have to admit the more I try the more I do really enjoy it. Sometimes in Photoshop I catch myself, when I fall back to old habbits and start to lightly desaturate the picture, but then I call myself on it and go back to work with those strong colors and bring them up even more.

I realized that the contrast of black and a bright strong color is even more interesting than just mute the colors afterwards. You can create really dramatic pictures by keeping them or even force them out a little more than you had them by snapping. As well you can do a lot with lights and projectors to let those colors pop more and create a certain ambiance with them.

Recently I tried to imagine a situation when I started to shoot to get more emotions into my pictures. I realized that if I do think about a certain moment or create a moment in my head before I start, the expression of the picture and becomes way stronger. The more I feel my picture, the better I can use face expressions as well. For quite some time, I only was looking for poses that showcased the outfits perfectly but sometimes the results looked nice but I felt nothing by looking at them. Maybe that sounds silly but for me that was a step forward with my own photography and blogging.

This time, I was imaging a space ship. The inspiration came from the movie ‘Pitch Black’, where Riddick was a prisoner on a space ship. So I was trying first on a broken space ship but that was not strong enough for that what I wanted to express. Then I remembered a backdrop I got from RAMA, that exactly did feature the colors I needed, and with the iron bars it perfectly did feature my basic ‘Riddick’ idea as well πŸ™‚

What else could fit better to a futuristic, post apocalyptic vision better than the designs of A&Y Cybernetics… and since Anabel Crystal – owner and designer of A&Y Cybernetics –Β  did release such amazing designs lately on all kind of events , to me it felt like fate to style up something with those amazing creations.

With the amazing HUD it was so easy and cool to color some parts in a strong, deep orange and keep the basic outfit in black. I love how the material are done as they reflect the light so perfect, you really can ge the impression and vibe that I wanted for todays pictures.

With all the straps and buckles, the short and really well shaped top and legwarmers, the whole ensemble really got a super sexy touch, but as well a very strong attitude in my opinion. I do like that combination a lot πŸ˜‰

With such a cool look I certainly needed hair, that goes with that style. I anyways be guilty for loving crazy things and therefor it was no wonder why I fell in love with the “Zeo Cyber” hair as well made by A&Y Cybernetics.

The best makeup I can imagine for such strong and unusual looks certainly had to come from Zibska. I adore the way how Zib Scaggs, owner and designer of Zibska, does her makeups. She created so many different ones already and does not stop to amaze me with new ideas. As well I love the variety of colors you can find for her makeups. Anyways if you look for something light or pastel or strong and deep hued – Zib does not let any desire unfulfilled. And if you think lipstick only can be a certain color variety, Zibska will prove you wrong, too. At Zibska you will find so many different way how you can ‘decorate’ your lips. Different shapes, special shades and unusual lights and shadows. You will find the matching makeup for all kind of styles from sweet casual to absolute avantgard or even futuristic creations.

Again I was surprised how cool vibrant colors can be without looking like comic or ‘overloaded’ and I guess I will try more colors soon πŸ˜‰

Outfit & Accessories:

Top: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Top” (Maitreya)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Vixen Thong” (Maitreya, Bound Box October 2017)

Legs: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Lagwarmers” (Maitreya) – NEW @ XXX Event

Gloves: A&Y Cybernetics – “Electra Cyber Gloves” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived-Hammered Iron” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup:

Hair & Hairbase: A&Y Cybernetics – “Zeo Cyber Hair” (Omega Applier Hairbase)

Makeup: Zibska – “Varia” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Nerissa” (LeLutka Applier)

Body and Tattoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props:

Poses: Foxcity – “Surface Set” (Bento)

Backdrop: RAMA – “#selfie_RAMA Neon Grid#3”

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

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

Bubbles Yellow 001

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 aΒ  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] πŸ˜‰

Bubbles Yellow 002

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

-The Event- Hollywood: GlamDammit

The Event Hollywood - GlamnitDamnit

Details

Gown: GlamDammit – “Liz – Long Gown” – NEW (Hollywood)

Jewelry: GlamDammit – “Elizabeth” – NEW (Hollywood)

Feather Boa: Miamai – “Whisper White”

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

Hair: EMO-tions – “Deidre”

Headflowers: Miamai – “Dharma Head Jewel”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Feathers” – NEW

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Color Eye Silver”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Blue as Steel”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Conflict of the Elements

Wicca

(Models: 2 times me πŸ˜‰ , Photographer & Artwork: Dahriel)

The Fire-Water Conflict:

Fire and Water are the perfect opposites and both are necessary for our internal harmony. Fire is hot, dry, and light and Water is cold, moist, and heavy. Fire rules the future and Water rules the past. Fire is hierarchical and Water is inclusive, familial. Fire is impatient and Water is patient. Fire is intuitive and Water is imaginative. The opposites are almost endless. (Ingrid Naiman, 2008)

As I saw this 2 designs of Bubble Cyberstar, owner and artistic designer of Bubble’s Designs, I immediately was in love with them. I never before saw such strong and elemental themed creations. Each of the dresses, the “Fire” and the “Water” dress have animated water and fire effects. The water runs down the skirt and for the “Fire” you have floating fire textures on the corsage and the skirt as well. All the prims, like the wonderful waterdrops that decorate the arms and the wonderful texture layers make both of that outfits really to art pieces instead of only dresses to wear πŸ˜‰

And as if MyStiCa Matova, owner and designer of Bizarre Hair,Β  would have smelled it she sent me 2 hair styles from her called “Heaven” & “Hell”. She could not have sent me better ones as they totally hit the nail on the head with their styles according to the “Fire” and “Water” dresses from Bubble’s Designs!

Heaven

The “Hell” Hair, I modified a but I took the white version and colored it to light blue as I wanted to match the outfit. I always liked the idea of strange and extraordinary hair and really at Bizarre Hair you can find exactly that. The awesome jewelry was made byΒ  Maylo Designs for both hairstyles.

Hell

The “Hell” hairstyle comes with the amazing little fires hold by the horned demon. The hair as well has a face and body light that makes the super evil demon look πŸ™‚ . Like I said I never saw such kick ass hair that has such a special and unique style with such ideas like Bizarre Hair has πŸ˜‰

A special thank you goes to Dahriel my sweet little bother. I was trying to realize a fight between “Fire” & “Water” and “Heaven” & “Hell”. I drove me crazy since it never looked like I wanted it to. I was trying for weeks now and then Dahriel came into my life and I was knowing, if someone can do it he can. He made the poses and took the picture. Right in time for my rezzday today he gave me the pic and it was one of my best SL rezzday gift! Thank you little bro <3 !!!

Details

Water/Heaven:

Outfit: Bubble’s Design – “Water”

Hair (incl jewelry): [Bizarre Hair] – “Heaven”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” – NEW

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Steam Silver” – NEW & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Sky” – NEW

Shoes: *GF* – “Flower Pumps Eve”

Lashes: [glow] – “Water Drops” & Redgrave – “Silversnow”

Nails: Synthetique – “Medium Fierce Nails”

Fire/Hell:

Outfit: Bubble’s Design – “Fire”

Hair (incl necklace): [Bizarre Hair] – “Hell”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” – NEW

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse ES Doomsday” – NEW & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Orange” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Silky Lips Orange”

Shoes: [PM] – “Baby T’s Plain”

Lashes: Detours – “Spider”

Earrings: LouLou – “Willow”

Nails: Synthetique – “Medium Fierce Nails”

All Poses by PosESioN

Model & Photographer (except the first pic): Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Looking for Sid

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 06/06/2012 – Rainbow

Today I would like to show you one of my styling ideas I had for the now finished LeeZu contest. One of the ‘Color me This’ contest themes was called ‘Rainbow’ and you had to mix and match as much colors as possible and still present a good look.

I really wanted to showcase it in a special way. More in an artsy way than I usually do my own pics. I was thinking for a longer time for the right photographer as suddenly an old friend came to my mind. The wonderful GM Nikolaidis, owner and creator of Fluke poses. I admired his graphic work for longer by watching his flickr and from past time shoots he did of me for designers. I had no clue he does clients work as well! After I found that out I ran into his IM asking him if he would do the pictures for me LeeZu rainbow style and he agreed!!!

So all the wonderful pictures of this post are made by GM Nikolaidis πŸ™‚ Now lets take a closer look of the style it self. I tried to combine as much colors by using LeeZu items and outfits only.

To have a base to work from I started with the dress. The “Catch Lily” dress is a longtime favourite of mine and so I began with taking 2 different colors for top and skirt of the “Catch Lily” dress – blue for the skirt and beige for the top. To add some more colors, I took the “Cat Tights”in yellow and put the “Anna” stockings in spring to put them over the tights. For the shoes I decided to go with the “Street Blues Boots” in mixed red and for the hat I used the “Natty Scarf Pin” as well from LeeZu. Just a few itemsΒ  are non LeeZu items and I will credit them in the style card at the end πŸ˜‰

I would like to thank GM Nikolaidis for his amazing pictures… I never dreamed about such pics ;). To see all the wonderful LeeZu creations you best take a look at the LeeZu Mainstore and if you catch the right time maybe I meet you there while my store shift πŸ˜‰

Details:

Dress: LeeZu – “Catch Lily” /beige&blue

Tights: LeeZu – “Cat Tights” /yellow

Socks: LeeZu – “Anna” /11 spring

Shoes: LeeZu – “Street Blues Boots” /red mixed

Hat: LeeZu – “Natty Scarf Pin”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Hell o’ Yellow”

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /black straight

Eyelashes: Redgrave – “Vampire”

Hair: Amacci – “Paz”

Facetattoo: White Widow – “Skittles”

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Eye Decoration: [glow] studio – “Butterfly Magic”

Jewelry: Ticky Tacky – “Hot Rod” /yellow

Model: Wicca Merlin

Photographer: GM Nikolaidis

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SoliDea FoliEs, White Widow & h.m.a.e.m. for the Couturier’s Docks

Today I am happy to do my first blog post for the Couturier’s Docks πŸ™‚ As mentioned before in a another post, this is a very special event that features a few designers and some very special designs πŸ™‚ (http://wiccamerlin.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/the-couturiers-docks/)

Today I just mixed and matched a few of them together as I liked the cute look that came out πŸ™‚

The dress comes from SoliDea FoliEs and is called “Polly Doll” and it was made for this event. The outfit contains the gloves, the neck part that goes down over the shoulders and the cute corset. To make it easier to wear the corset, Mila Tatham included an alpha layer for that part of the body.

The hat looks like it was made for that outfit but it is not actually part of it. the hat comes off the house of h.m.a.e.m. and it looks perfect to the “Polly Doll” outfit.

Last but not least, Julie Hastings – owner and designer of White Widow – created an amazing facetattoo for the Couturier’s Docks. The “Feather” tattoo is available in different colors and you always have the option of wearing it with or without an eyeshadow.

You should not miss that amazing and special event on the SaliMar Sim (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/61/194/23)

Details

Outfit: Solidea FoliEs – “Polly Doll” – NEW

Hat: h.m.a.e.m. – “Freedom Hat Confetto” – NEW

Face Tattoo: White Widow – “Feather” – NEW

Earrings: La Forgia Jewels – “Primula”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Changeant

Lashes: [glow] – “Hollywood Lashes – Black Dahlia”

Hair: Baiastice – “Elon”

Boots: Slink – “Tall Leather Thigh Boots” (mesh)

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Azul: Elegance with Estela

Gown: Azul – “Estela” /jade – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Paris” – NEW

Facetattoo: White Widow – “Roudoudou” – NEW

Eye Lashes: [glow] – “Avantgarde – Seduction”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /fair doom

Earrings: Kunglers Extra – “Bambu”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin