I am a pants person but I am not a gown enemy!

Gowns – Usually something outside of my comfort zone!

Normally I am used to say, I am not that much of a gown person. Somehow that is true, but not because I do not like gowns! It is more the fact, that in SL you cannot do as much with gowns as you can do with mix and match outfits or pants outfits – styling wise and picture wise.

With a gown your poses are automatically very limited to something, that does not spread or move your legs too much. Sitting mostly does not work without damage on lower part of the mesh gown and in the past with flexies it was even worse, when all the prims were hanging through your body. So what is left… mainly standing poses if you do not just go for closeups or crops. To me that can become boring very fast as you have a lot of ambience in your picture or you just stand there in an amazing environment and look like as someone forgot to pick you up :p

The next limitation you have is the styling itself. Certainly you can play with several accessories, jewelry, shoes and hair but the gown itself you rarely can transition to something different that just the gown and not many gowns to allow you a style category change. Gowns usually are meant to be formal or maybe even goth but still somehow elegant. I do like twisting style categories and changing purposes of certain clothing and as well I am addicted to mix and match to create a new look for me, that does not look like the one I saw on the vendor.

Not because I have to be always different and unique, just because I want to get a connection to the clothing I am wearing, to make them my own.

Everyone has an idea about the character and avatar that they play. Some do like the beauty side, some like the more ordinary looks, or even do like the imperfection and some are just looking at things and get a vision for them together with their avatar. I never did limit myself to a certain category, I just went with the flow for every outfit I was given with free styling reigns. I am not siting here and have to force myself to get a different or certain look, mostly it just happens step by step with every item I add to it. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes dark, sometimes weird and sometimes just simple casual.

When I saw the amazing “Samal” gown from E-Clipse Design, I immediately had a vision for it. I saw a black gown, some funky accessories and color! Maybe even something color popping like I do remember it from the 80s ;). I first played with red and black, but for what ever reason it had to be a more striking color, something that does scream color at you – if that makes sense. I was trying some neon green and yellow before I stumbled over a teal shading. The “Tista” lipstick from Zibska did a lot to my color decision as well. I loved the two-toned stong colors so much and it was a headache to find accessories in the same tone. So I ended up to re-color our bento gloves from the “Joan” outfit, the “Oakes” hair from KoKoLoReS and my LeLutka hair base (thank god we have the tinting option!) to match the color of the lipstick.

The gown is a firework of texture/fabric combinations. You have a more cotton looking fabric for the straps, the amazing detailed lace for the waist part and then you get a satin impression for the bottom of the gown.

Maybe some will question the term ‘gown’ for this outfit now – I don’t.

It can be worn very elegant as well and if you are brave enough, you can wear it on a red carpet or to a dance event as well – Lady Gaga showed what can be called gowns and used like it 😉

It is always in the eye of the beholder how you define certain things but with the tight body part and the wider floating bottom it is a perfect gown to me 😉

The “Samal” gown and as well the awesome “Old Phone” glasses that I used for todays look, can be found on the ongoing Black Fair 2017 until the 20th or October. If you read this post afterwards I am sure you will find the designs in the main stores of the creators 😉

So after all I am not a gown enemy, I just need the right gown and the right mood to get a vision for style and pictures 😉

Details

Outfit & Accessories:

Gown: E-Clipse Design – “Samal” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Black Fair 2017

Gloves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Joan” (Maitreya, Bento, part of the Joan outfit) – NEW @ The Black Fair 2017

Glasses: [Since1975] – “Old Phone Glasses” – NEW @ The Black Fair 2017

Necklace: Minimal – “Chelo”

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Tista” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Poses & Props:

Poses: Foxcity

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

 

Exotic Orchid

Usually I am not too much of a gown person, but the “Talissah”gown from Azul really caught my eyes. With all those huge attachments and the unusual shapes of them, it really did touch me inside.

When it comes to Azul, I always admired Mami’s texturing skills. She used to always have so amazing details on her gowns and designs, that you never saw them all on the first view. Every time when you look at them you will find another amazing detail, like the delicate, asian looking brocade on the “Talissah” gown. The huge ruffles, together with the long metal parts reminded me of exotic orchids. The head piece as well has this huge ruffles and some metal parts and it comes with a wonderful tiara looking jewelry as well. Wit the flexi parts at the gown and as well attached to the bracelets, it got a very dreamy touch for me, too.

The dress was made for Talissah Xenga, one of the MVW candidates this year.

The amazing makeup – which I am using on my new “Simone” bento head from LeLutka – was made by Zibska.

The “Sirra” applier for mesh heads comes for LeLutka, TMP and as well for Omega compatible heads. Even the standard avatar heads can wear the tattoo version of it. The soft and spring looking colors with the darker, outer eye corner, just looked fantastic to the colors of the gown and still give kind of a nude look, that does not overlay the whole styling too much.

For the set I chose something more simple but as well something that made an impressive point to my look. I used the “Aerial Screw Parasol” because of with its top, it matched amazingly the asian touch of the gown. To enhance the dreamy feeling i got from the gown, I added the “Dancing Petals Dystopia” as well from e.V.E Studio.

Details

Gown:  – Azul – “Talissah!

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived”

Hair: enVOGUE – “Inna”

Makeup: Zibska – “Sirra”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.2”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Set:

E.V.E Studio – “Aerial Screw Parasol” & “Dancing Petals Dystopia”

Ice Queen

Azul Sofia 1

[Tunes]

When leaves have fallen
And skies turned to grey
The night keeps on closing in on the day
A nightingale sings his song of farewell
You better hide for her freezing hell

On cold wings she’s coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you’ll be longing
Come on just feel it
Don’t you see it?
You better believe

Azul Sofia 2

When she embraces
Your heart turns to stone
She comes at night when you are all alone
And when she whispers
Your blood shall run cold
You better hide before she finds you

She covers the earth with a breathtaking cloak
The sun awakes and melts it away
The world now opens its eyes and it sees
The dawning of the new day

Azul Sofia 3

On cold wings she’s coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you’ll be longing
Come on just feel it
Don’t you see it?
You better believe

Whenever she is raging
She takes all life away
Haven’t you seen?
Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

[Within Temptation]

Details

Gown: Azul – Sofia – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Claudia” – NEW @ Crossroads

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Rowan 06”

Poses: [Quixotica]

Location: Vintage Romance

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – B E N D E R – Part II

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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: BENDER – “Dangerous Dress” – NEW @ FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “Valentin”

Necklace: Maitreya – “Vintage Collar”

Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 22”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Byrne for Ferosh Fashion Weekend

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Byrne – “Diamond Doll” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Ferosh will celebrate winter fashion with its biannual Fashion Weekend event starting January 22 and ending January 24th! They present another boutique-style production filled with parties and fashion shows. Come celebrate with the best Second Life has to offer in fashion, design, and art.

Take the limo to the landing point! Happy Shopping 🙂

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/223/202/3500

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Byrne – “Floral Leder” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

FEROSH FW 2016 - Byrne - Geo Dress

Byrne – “Geo Dress” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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Byrne – “Dear Prudence” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

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SoliDea FoliEs for Ferosh Fashion Weekend

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SoliDea FoliEs – “One Dress (white/mask included)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Ferosh will celebrate winter fashion with its biannual Fashion Weekend event starting January 22 and ending January 24th! They present another boutique-style production filled with parties and fashion shows. Come celebrate with the best Second Life has to offer in fashion, design, and art.

Watch out for the surl, LM or limos to the event soon!

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SoliDea FoliEs – “Elettra Dress (white/mask included)” – NEW @ Feriosh Fashion Weekend

 

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SoliDea FoliEs – “Anastasia Dress (white/mask included)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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..::DARE::.. for Ferosh Fashion Weekend

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..::DARE::.. – “Editorial Pose 63 (You Can’t See Me)” + “Runway Pose 14 (Haute C. Reach Right)” + “Runway Pose 44 (Natural L Handon Hip)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

Ferosh will celebrate winter fashion with its biannual Fashion Weekend event starting January 22 and ending January 24th! They present another boutique-style production filled with parties and fashion shows. Come celebrate with the best Second Life has to offer in fashion, design, and art.

Watch out for the surl, LM or limos to the event soon!

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..::DARE::.. – “Runway Pose 29 (Haute C Look Back)” + “Editorial Pose 62 (The Struggle Is Real)” + “Runway Pose38 (Avant-garde Side Look & Lean Back)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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..::DARE::.. – “Runway Pose 10 (Natural Arms Back)” + Runway Pose 6 (Edgy Armson Back)” + Editorial Pose 36 (Try Me)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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..::DARE::.. – “Runway Pose 43 (Avant-garde Arch Arms Back)” + “Runway Pose 48 Avant-garde Hunched Hip Thrust)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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..::DARE::.. – “Runway Pose 35 (Haute CLook Side Hand on Behind)” + “Runway Pose 21 (Edgy Wide Stand Side Look)” + Runway Pose 22 (Edgy Alot of Sass)” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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Bomshie for Ferosh Fashion Weekend

FEROSH FW 2016 - Bomshie - Lengoma Sweatshirt

Bomshie – “Lengoma Sweatshirt” (cobalt/male) – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Ferosh will celebrate winter fashion with its biannual Fashion Weekend event starting January 22 and ending January 24th! They present another boutique-style production filled with parties and fashion shows. Come celebrate with the best Second Life has to offer in fashion, design, and art.

Watch out for the surl, LM or limos to the event soon!

FEROSH FW 2016 - Bomshie - Omalicha Dress

Bomshie – “Omalicha Dress” (Blood Orange/BO) – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

 

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Hunger Games Tribute by Lybra

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“It’s weird, how much he’s noticed me… And apparently, I have not been as oblivious to him as I imagined, either.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Today our journey through the Capitol and the Districts brings us to District 1, wich stands for luxury. How else than Lybra Rage owner and designer of Lybra could have chosen this District 😉 .

District 1 is one of the wealthiest districts of Panem. Parents from district 1 seem to name their children after diamonds or precious gems, items or fabrics, like we have Glimmer and Marvel for the 74th Hunger Games. The children of District seem to be very pride in taking part in the Hunger Games and usually are part of the Careers,  who band together to get rid of the weaker ones first.

I would like to start with “Glimmer” a wonderful light golden dress with an amazing golden back piece and a wonderful matching Tiara. The dress itself shows a lot of skin and besides the elegant and classy look that adds a sweet sexy touch as well.

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The special for this outfit would be, that it is a limited gown with only 20 copies and there are not much left! So go and get your “Glimmer” dress and with that, a piece of the legendary Hunger Games Tribute Event done by Opium Evolution.

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The second outfit of Lybra for the Hunger Games Tribute is the “Absinthe” gown. In contrast to the “Glimmer” gown this one is made of a dark golden fabric with a long back train, wich is decorated at the end with some amazing feather looking prims.

Those feathers are repeated on the marvelous head – piece as well, wich almost looks like a crown and perfectly fits in to District 1.

To get a hand on those amazing designs please visit the Hunger Games Tribute shopping mall 🙂

(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/PAPAS/175/158/22)

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Details

Look 1:

Outfit (incl back-piece & tiara): Lybra – “Glimmer” – NEW (mesh, limited edition, Hunger Games Tribute)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Heavens Gate” (mesh)

Jewelry: Virtual Impressions

Poses: PosESioN

Look 2:

Outfit (incl head-piece): Lybra – “Absinthe” – NEW (mesh, Hunger Games Tribute)

Hair: Baiastice – “French Braid Side”

Jewelry: Virtual Impressions

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Pose Fair 2014 – News from Wicca’s Wardrobe!

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The Pose Fair 2014 is up! RubyStarlight Writer again made it to put together one of the most popular events on the grid. Every year she takes a lot of time and effort to feature a lot of pose designers on her fair. This year she created an amazing place for the Pose Fair 2014.

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When you enter the sim you will immediately see what I am talking about. The whole place is black and just the shop entrances are highlighted. When I set up my store I really was impressed and it was super fun to just walk around and enjoy the feeling of the darkeness outside of the shops 😉

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For me this Pose Fair is very special as I was allowed to be part as a designer for the first time 🙂 . For my debut on the Pose Fair 2014 I made 4 different sets who are exclusively released atthe Pose Fair 2014 for now.

§ sets for the ladies and one for the gents. After I was asked so often to make some more male poses I had to include at least one set for the males as well even if I was told and as well shown, that some of my other sets as well work unisex.

I hope you enjoy my new sets and have fun by using them for runway or pictures 😉

You should not miss that great experience of the Pose Fair 2014 and all the great and amazing new and exclusive releases of all the designers who are being part 🙂

Taxi to the Pose Fair 2014: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Desiderium/81/212/296

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