“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion…”

“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

[Yves Saint Laurent]

And again I find myself doing black & red tones pictures… I do not know what that is, but to me lack & red are a very strong color combination especially if you have a deep hued saturated red 😉

For the set I used several items from E.V.E Studio. I love the way how she does her designs, as they can be used from casual to fantasy up to artistic surroundings.

When I unpacked the “{The Wall} Mural Tir Na Nog ” pack from E.V.E Studio, I was totally in love with all this tiles that make a wonderful structured wall and ground. playing with projectors was fun with this wall as the tiles reflect the lights in such an amazing way 😉

The cool dress comes from [sYs] and I found out it’s ‘secret’ when I put on the HUD. Each color comes with a HUD and you can color 2 parts of the dress separate! If you own more than one HUD you can even mix the different colors :p

Tattoos – I rarely wear other tattoos that the amazing art pieces from [White~Widow]. Julie Hastings really is a genius with her tattoos and I rarely found such original, filigree and detailed tattoos somewhere else. Usually you have RL tattoos that, someone brings to SL, but Julie seems to hand draw hers one by one and it looks like her creativity has no limits 😉 The “GetOut” tattoo you can find at the actual round of the Kinky event.

If we take a closer look on the glasses and the shoes you will remember both being made by Glamistry. The shoes come – as usual for Glamistry –  with  several HUD options so you can customize them to your likings. The glasses are made the same way 😉

I more and more like playing with projectors in combination with the SL windlights and I am sure, I will have something more for you soon 😉

Details

Dress: [sYs] – “Symetra” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Glamistry – “Angelica” (Maitreya)

Gloves: .:Avanti:. – “Tessa Gloves” (Maitreya Applier)

Collar & Headpiece: [[RH]] – “Zakuro”

Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2004”

Hair: Fabia – “Luida” @ Vintage Fair 2017

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “GetOut” (Maitreya Applier) @ Kinky

Lipstick: La Boheme – “Eve Set 1” (LeLutka Applier)

Set: E.V.E Studio – “{The Wall} Mural Tir Na Nog”, “‘Army of me’ Ink Flowers” & {anc} – “Mannequin [alice]”

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Surrealistic Autumn with Asteria, EMO-tions and E.V.E Studio

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Surrealism was something, that I liked a lot in school and university when it came to art. The possibility to combine things that do not belong together or even play with sizes to really unnatural proportions can be a lot of fun. To mix dreams and reality as well has a very attractive side for me.

Surrealism:

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality”. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory. [Wikipedia]

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E.V.E Studio lately inspires me a lot, to do more surrealistic looking pictures, because Noke keeps releasing so amazing art pieces which are super cool for little sets. This time it was the “Chained Tree” from E.V.E Studio, that brought me on the idea for todays pictures. The tree is part of the “Whispers Gacha”, which originally was made for Chapter 4. To give the whole set more ambience feeling I added the golden version of the “Ivy Tree” (which as well was part of a gacha from E.V.E Studio), some dry grass from [we’re closed] and the cute “Floating Watering Can” from striped mocha.

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First I thought about doing a creepy Halloween themed story, but after looking at all the gold it called more autumn that actually creepy Halloween at me :p.

I remembered a wonderful body suit with a cute leather harness from Asteria, that I did get not too long ago. Together with the awesome “Lost Mind Headdress” from PurpleMoon, the “Jane” outfit from Asteria it made the perfect look for a warm autumn picture series.  Since I was in a total autumn mood by now I added some tights, as I had the feeling, with naked legs, I would freeze like mad outside *snickers*, but the amazing “Sheer Tights” from Izzie’s took care of that ;). The “Jane” outfit from Asteria is made in 3 pieces. The sleeves, the body suit and the little harness. and you can mix and match with different colors as well if you like.

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The amazing hair cut is one of the latest releases from EMO-tions called “Melanie”. With the long hair that falls down straight over the shoulders to the front it looked amazing with the head-piece and the outfit and was the right match to get the feeling for the look as I wanted it.

I learned something again… even if you plan on something spooky dark scary, it can turn out as something warm and light :p

Details

Outfit: Asteria – “Jane”

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights” (Mesh Body Applier)

shoes: [MODA] – “Tessa Knee High Boots”

Headpiece: PurpleMoon – “Lost Mind”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Melanie”

Face Decor: [The Forge] – “Face Art”

Tree: E.V.E Studio – “Chained Tree”

Bushes: E.V.E Studio – “Ivy Tree M02”

Grass: [we’re closed] – “Grass Field Dry”

Waterering Cans: striped mocha – “Floating Watering Can”

Poses: ALIUD

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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It’s a Life, it’s a Style…

TUNES

EXPRESS

It’s a cold and crazy world that’s ragin’ outside
Well baby me and all my girls are bringin’ on the fire
Show a little leg, gotta shimmy your chest
It’s a life, it’s a style, it’s a need, it’s

Burlesque

E-X-P-R-E-S-S
love, sex
Ladies no regrets

Been holding down for quite some time and finally the moment’s right
I love to make the people stare
They know I got that certain savoir-faire

Fasten up
Can you imagine what would happen if I let you close enough to touch?
Step into the fantasy
You’ll never want to leave, baby let’s give it to you…Why?

It’s a passion, and emotion, it’s a fashion, Burlesque
It’ll move, goin’ through you, so do what I do, Burlesque

All ladies come put your grown up, boys throw it up if you want it
Can you feel me, can you feel it? It’s

Burlesque

I tease ’em ’til they’re on the edge
They screamin’ more for more and more they beg
I know it’s me they come to see
My pleasure brings them to their knees

Fasten up
Can you imagine what would happen if I let you close enough to touch?
Step into the fantasy
You’ll never want to leave, baby let’s give it to you…Why?

It’s a passion, and emotion, it’s a fashion, Burlesque
It’ll move, goin’ through you, so do what I do, Burlesque

All ladies, confident, flaunt it
Boys throw it up if you want it
Can you feel me, can you feel it? It’s

Burlesque

It’s a passion, and emotion, it’s a fashion, Burlesque
It will move you goin’ through you, so do what I do, Burlesque

All ladies come put your grown up, boys throw it up if you want it
Can you feel me, can you feel it? It’s Burlesque

[by Christina Aguilera]

Details

Outfit: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Zip It”

Collar: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Joan”

Headpiece: [sys] – “Devotion”

Poses: Corpus

Pearl Curtain: 22769 – Segmented Curtain Silver

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wasteland Vamp with Asteria & Enfant Terrible

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Sometimes you put on an outfit and you already know what you want it to look like :p

Exactly that happened to me with the “Tanya” outfit from Asteria.

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The outfit contains the amazing top, high-waisted panties and the incredible gitternet skirt. The top is decorated with some delicate lace at the bottom and the panties can be worn with or without the skirt. It is available in many different colors, but since I am addicted to black, I certainly used the black option 🙂

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With the golden metal studs on the skirt and the very cool collar with the long leather tassels, this outfit called for something additional golden to me and so I chose the “Emma’s Halo” head-piece from Enfant Terrible in gold.

The amazing long and elegant gloves I picked from the “Charlotte” outfit from GizzA.

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The “Patch Mechanics” from .shi and the amazing “Rift Lip Paint” from Deche just made the finish of the look to me. The awesome boots are made by [MODA]. The come with a huge HUD, that lets you customize the boots in any way you think, so you can fit them to your outfit.

The amazing scenery I found at the wastelands. I loved the shape of the structure as it went so well with the shape of the headpiece and just gave the right ambience and feeling to what I wanted for my pictures.

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Details

Outfit – Asteria – “Tanya” NEW @ CSR

Gloves: GizzA – “Charlotte Outfit” (part of the outfit)

Boots: [MODA] – “Sakari Strapped Boots”

Headpiece: Enfant Terrrible – “Emma’s Halo”

Eyepatch: .shi – “Patch Mechanics”

Lips Art: Deche – “Rift Lip Paint”

Hair: DeLa – “Julia II”

Poses: Del May

Location: Wastelands

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 08/17/2015 – Goodies @ On9 :)

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Today I would like to showcase some of the amazing designs available at the On9 event.

On9 is a monthly event, that offers many different designers, creations, and items. You will find clothing, accessories, furniture, poses, shoes, makeup and nearly everything you can thin about all in one place done by different genius and skilled creators. You can imagine how happy I was when I was asked if we would like to be part with Wicca’s Wardrobe as well… among all those incredible designers and creators 😉

But today I won’t use any of our own stuff and put some spotlight on some of those amazing items you can find at the current On9 event.

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Let’s start with the incredible amazing head-piece. Who else that Zib Scaggs, owner and designer of Zibska, could do such an amazing art piece?

The huge head-piece looks like made out of petals and some sweet fishes are swimming around. The head-piece comes with a great color HUD that lets you customize the petals, the accents and the fishes to many different colors.

To fit under this wonderful head-piece I needed some not too high but still modern and fresh looking hairstyle. Guess what… I as well found that one at On9 *snickers*. No.Match offers the perfect hair for my actual look. The “No.Call” style with the two smart braided tails left and right was the right addition to balance the crazy and the cute touch of the whole look.

The glasses are as well available at On9. Made by [Since 1975] those glasses are an extra ordinary addition to your accessories box! You can decide between 4 different colors. I went with the golden version for today’s post.

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The super sweet top was made by the amazing Poulet Koenkamp, owner and designer of PurpleMoon.

Poulet is one of the most talented people, I was allowed to meet and call a friend in SL. She always amazed me with her stunning hand printed textures and her awesome ideas and designs. For this month of On9 she made this delicate top called “Anika” in 7 different colors. The top is a wide and loose fit and together with the cool sleeves, this top really is a must have for every ladies wardrobe especially for the late summer season:) .

 The pants and the shoes coming from a very talented and skilled woman too. Thetra Blackheart, ower and designer of E-Clipse. The “Fringe Pants” I got longer ago but the amazing “Follia” heels are as well available at On9. In 6 different colors or as a fatpack, those amazing heels fit the Slink, the Maitreya and the TMP feet. The strapped heels have wonderful fringes at the front and some amazing metal decorations on the straps. With the HUD you can change the metals to 3 different types.

Last but not least I would like to zoom in a little bit closer and drag the focus on this incredible necklace from Kunglers. You can pick from 5 different colors. The great combination of filigree metals, stones and gems makes a wonderful every day necklace for many different styles.

For all the other amazing ne releases at On9 please jump over there and take a look by yourself. And don’t forget… every designer offers one piece for 20% off the regular price, like always at On9!

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Details

Top: PurpleMoon – “Anika Blouse” – NEW @ On9

Pants: E-Clipse – “Fringe Pants”

Shoes: E-Clipse – “Follia” – NEW @ On9

Head Piece: Zibska – “Maris” – NEW @ On9

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) – “Iracy Necklace” – NEW @ On9

Glasses: [Since 1975] – “Vintage Glasses 209” – NEW @ On9

Hair: No.Match – “No Catch” – NEW @ On9

Furniture: 22769 – “Purity” (Complete Set)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

EMO-tions – Hair for every Moment of your Second Life

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EMO-tions – “Rosie”

Hair is something essential in most of the Second Life residents’ life. Anyways if male or female we all have fun trying new hair and match our hairstyle to different looks, styles and moves. Sometimes it is not even easy to find what you are looking for but Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions is a big help with that.

EMO-tions is one of the biggest hair shops in SL and Mirja provides hair styles – male or female – for nearly every occasion!

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EMO-tions – “Stephanie”

Usually we just use hair for our daily posts but rarely put the spotlight on the hair only and that was the idea for this post. I just put on a sleeveless top from LeeZu, one of my favourite clothing designers and changed the hair only to really put all the focus on the hair. I really think, that making hair is a hell of a job… all this little parts, wisps, bangs and what ever it takes to make a realistic hairstyle and that is why I wanted to do this special hair post 😉

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EMO-tions – “Kessie”

EMO-tions offers such a great variety of hair… long, middle long, short, curled, straight… nearly everything what you can imagine.

With the new HUD, EMO-tions added a lot more colors and shades. The colors are parts in 5 categories – Blonde, Red, Brunette, Black/White and Pastel. Each of that categories has one HUD with 10 different colors or shades of the category. In the pastels HUD you will find as well some of the non usual hair colors like pink, mint or blue.

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EMO-tions – “Lilah”

For todays post, I decided to go with the blonde tone, just because I did a red one last time and I am wearing blonde at the moment the most 😉

EMO-tions does not only hairstyles for the every day look, Mirja as well makes amazing fantasy and role play hair. Like the “Cersei” hair style, which was made for an event that asked for ‘Game of Thrones inspired designs. I totally can see the “Cersei” hair on medieval or fantasy looks as well.

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EMO-tions – “Cersei”

EMO-tions does not only do hair. You will find as well outfits and jewelry. With that skills it is no surprise, that besides ‘normal’ hair we s well kind find specials that are decorated with wonderful ornaments, jewelry, horns, chains or flowers.

For example the “Lona” hair style. Such a cute and sweet idea, to put some daisy flowers around the head like a wreath 🙂 Isn’t that the perfect style for the actual summer season?

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EMO-tions – “Lona”

Last but not least I would like to showcase one of the latest releases of EMO-tions for the On9 event. The event started at the 9th of August and will last until round about a month. The “Yve” hair is a shoulder long and lightly wavy style. With the amazing wisps it gives a very young, modern and smart look 😉 . “Yve” comes in 2 sizes as it is a unisex hair style for male and female!

Make sure to stop by at the EMO-tions Main Store, to see all of the amazing releases and new releases!

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EMO-tions – “Yve”

News @ Machoire – Back in Black

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Today I have the great pleasure to showcase some of the newest releases from Machoire.

The amazing “Veitades Hat” in black and the super edgy “Colde Heels” as well in black, both from Machoire.

The “Colde Heels” are made for the slink high mesh feet. with the huge circle shaped heel and the wonderful triangled front, those shoes are really a statement. Those high fashion and avant garde looking shoes definitely will turn heads everywhere you go and should not miss in a modern fashionistas wardrobe!

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The head piece is a very complex and detailed piece of art. With the huge back part that gives the imagination of a light fabric floating in the air and the wonderful mask, I would not dare to just call it mask or hat, as the whole design comes in one piece. The awesome waved silver lines at the sides and the edgy spiked curved part on the top are a perfect match for the cool looking solver mask, which is ornamented with some amazing chains across the eyes. The chains are repeated below the chin and with the shining gems at the forehead it really becomes a little precious in every wardrobe.

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Details

Head Piece: Machoire – “Veitades Hat” – NEW

Shoes: Machoire – “Colde Heels” – NEW (for slink high mesh feet)

Outfit: Graves – “G304”

Collar: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Dark Desire Collar”

Hand Jewelry: FORMANAILS – “Nikolaj”

Nail Polish – Nailed It! – “Monochrome Set”

Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 20 + 24” (Project Limited)

Lipstick: MUA – “Matte Lipstick White 1” + blackliquid – “Lip Line”

Poses: Del May

Furniture: 22769

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black & Red with GizzA, 22769 & Wicca’s Wardrobe

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Black & Red always has been one of my favourite color combinations 🙂

This time I played with those 2 colors using some of the newer designs of GizzA and  22769 together with one of my favourite head pieces from Wicca’s Wardrobe 😉

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Lets start with the dress. The amazing “Absinthe” dress, which I already showcased in the vintage edition.

The dress comes with the leggings so you have no fitting issues with the pants under the dress. Along with the dress you will get a HUD to change the inside of the dress to different colors – for me it was the vibrant red for today .

The furniture was made by 22769 and it contains some really ‘naughty’ pieces 😉

The “Black Tied Leather Bench is part of the “ROMP Fresh” set. It comes in a PG and an Adult pose menu, so you can choose wich one you would like to have. Along with the bench and it’s gret lacing in the top you have some really nice accessories… I did not use all of them for the picture but it was fun to play with parts of the “Naughty Decoration” set as you can see on the first picture. It immediately reminded me of the 50 shades of grey wave we had a few weeks ago… The whip, the handcuffs and some ice cubes on a black plate… I am sure that can be a great start for some RP 😉

The amazing fashionable head-piece, we made for our own brand, Wicca’s Wardrobe. The “RamHorn Mask” is one of our latest original mesh releases and comes in 7 different colors.

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Details

Dress & Leggings: GizzA – “Absinthe Leggin Dress”

Head Piece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “RamHorn Mask”

Necklace: P.C; – “Garnet Nest Necklace”

Earrings: Mandala – “Shippoah”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Diva Set” (for Slink mesh hands)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Guns & Pearls”

Furniture & Accessories: 22769 – “ROMP Fresh Set”

Poses: Del May

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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Made of Stone with Machoire

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“Made Of Stone”

TUNES

Speak your mind,
Like I care
I can see your lips moving
I’ve just learned not to hear
Don’t waste your time

It’s never enough for you baby
Don’t want to play your game anymore
No matter what you say
I’m all out of love for you, baby
And now that I’ve tried everything
I’ll numb the pain,
‘Til I am made of stone

Take your time
I’m not scared
Make me everything you need me to be
So the judgment seems fair

Don’t waste your time

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It’s never enough for you, baby
Don’t want to play your game anymore
No matter what you say
I’m all out of love for you, baby
And now that I’ve tried everything
I’ll numb the pain
‘Til I am made to

Tear out my heart
For the way that it feels
I will still remember when you’ve long forgotten me

It’s never enough for you, baby
Don’t want to play your game anymore
No matter what you say
I’m all out of love for you, baby
And now that I’ve tried everything
I’ll numb the pain
‘Til I’m made of stone
It’s never enough
It’s never enough
It’s never enough
I’ll numb the pain
‘Til I am made of stone
I’ll numb the pain
‘Til I am made of stone

[Lyrics by Evanescence]
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Details
Head Piece: Machoire – “Ellar Hat Red Abstract”