“Fragility”

Today I do have the great pleasure to showcase you the work of an artist, that I do admire already for a long time for his photography. I am talking about Sir Skye Nefekalum. His artwork is just breathtaking and his visions and creativity seem to have no end. Recently he started to create extraordinary tattoos and face paint and – as you can imagine –  I am already addicted. He releases them so fast – nearly one per day – that I have a hard time keeping up, as I do want to create images that maybe can satisfy his incredible style and artwork. I am not yet such a picture pro and I try to learn new things lately. That means it takes me even longer to really be satisfied with what I am trying to archieve, as I do not want to dissapoint Sir Skye for his amazing work.

Anyways, today I have the honor to show you two of the very first designs of Nefekalum Tattoos. The body tattoo is called “Fragility” and he face paint is named “Seer”. “Fragility” is a tintable tattoo (except for Maitreya, as their body doesn’t feature any coloring in the tattoo layers). It comes as an Omega applier, which allows you to use it with any Omega compatible body. I just tried it on my Belleza Freya body and it just works perfect. I tried many different colors and shades until my choice fell to blue. I always had an addiction to blue and white for what ever reason :p

The awesome “Seer” facial art as well comes as an Omega applier and you can play a little with the blending options until you have your perfect look. What I do love the most is that all of his tattoos – the ones I already got – work for male and female and gives the avatar a very special and extraordinary look. all of them do have a very crisp and clean look, which for me is a sign of high quality work. I do have many others that are slightly blurry or do have weird seams, but not the Nefekalum Tattoos.

While I was working on the pictures I had to do a teaser picture for an upcoming hunt gift and I could not resist to again use both of those amazing tattoos in a different color as it just worked so perfect with our gloves *blushes* But that shows how versatile the “Fragility” tattoo is with different colors. As you can see I have a different, more darker blending for the face paint on this picture, so you can see the different possibilities as well for the face art.

I am really curious with what Sir Skye will come up next, while I will try to prepare the next showcase of his amazing work!

Accessories

Harness: Luas – “Azahar Harness” (Belleza Freya)

Collar: [CX] – “Hells Harbinger” (Maitreya)

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme” (Belleza Freya)

Pasties: .ARISE. – “Spiked Pasties” (Belleza Freya)

Glasses: -SU”- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses Blue-Silver” (Gacha, Common)

Piercing 1: Blaxium – “Jaiden Chain Piercing L”

Piercing 2: Blaxium – “Venenosa Piercing – Simone” (LeLutka Simone)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: RAMA.SALON – “Rhonda Hair L+”

Face Paint: Nefekalum Tattoos  – “Seer” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Belleza – “Freya V 5.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fragility” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Ears Elf HD”

Eyes: -SU”- – “Phantom Eyes V.2 All Colors” (Group Gift)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Dogs: {anc} – “flottante puppy. milk”

Background: E.V.E Studio – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.4 – Splashing Aurea [A]” & “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.4 – Splashing Aurea [B]”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Poser Tool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.6”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“One in a Million Contest”: Mea Culpa – “Shanghai Noon” could grab the win!!!

As well designed for the “One in a million” contest, I would like to showcase the second design Tatanka Kaligawa made for this challenge.

This gown comes with all parts you can see. The hair and shows are part of the outfit and even the amazing jewelry. What I was not able to show on the pics, the gemstones of the jewelry have a very tricky and great texture. It is glittering and glimmering kinda like an animated texture! I rarely saw such before and it really caught my attention. The same texture is repeated on the little balls that are attached on the shoulders. Such a shame that you cannot catch that in a picture but if you make your way to the Mea Culpa Mainstore and get this fabulous gown you can see it 😉 as well you can IM me and I will come to the store and show you :). The name already tells some about the idea that was behind that gown – it has a huge asia touch ;). The wonderful fan with the spikes on the right hip and the wonderful flowers that remind on orchids… simply amazing!

The gown can be worn in 3 different versions. I tried to catch all possibilities with keeping one pose to show you what the changes are. Above you can see the first version. For this one you just wear the skirt layer and a special provided leggings under it.

Second possibility would be the so-called mermaid version. For that you just add the prims on the bottom of the skirt combined with the stomach attached prim and the skirt layer.

The last option would be a pants version. For that one you will find an extra made pants layer in your folder that is lightly different to the leggings for the skirt. The incredible hip attachment with the long trains for left and right go well with all versions of them but for sure you can experiment with it as you please. The wonderful shoes are as well part of that outfit as I said and they come with the Mea Culpa HUD to match your skintone perfectly. This outfit really is something special with all the possibilities to wear and all the additions you will get if you purchase that outfit!

Ezura Xue – Future Fashion!!!

One of Ezura‘s September releases was the “Genetic Digital Lady” outfit, here in black. This wonderful outfit comes with so many cool details and possibilities… awesome!

You can wear the “Genetic Digital Lady” as a dress. An awesome long skirt that shines like vinyl makes a wonderful floating look. The neck has a very deep neckline and is as well decorated with a futuristic accessory ;), a real cute eye catcher… A great idea is the HUD that let you change the color of certain parts of the outfit. Usually I have pink but for this look it just matched :p. So all parts of the outfit you can see in pink now you can tint in every color you can imagine as the HUD has a full color field!

As well you can wear the “Genetic Digital Lady” as pants version 🙂 The ankle boots as well are made by Ezura. “Avant Garde E.T.” Ezura Xue called this amazing and outstanding pair of shoes that really caught my eye, as I saw them in her store.  The fantastic hair piece as well is part of the “Avant Garde E.T.” line that is available, as far as I know, in black, red and white.

What could complete this incredible outfit better than the “Eccentric” set from Finesmith Design.

Details

Outfit: Ezura – “Genetic Digital Lady” /black

Hairpiece: Ezura – “Avant Garde E.T. HairPiece” /black

Boots: Ezura – “Avant Garde E.T. Ankle Boots” /black

Jewelry: Finesmith Design – “Eccentric”

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Ava” /YSL

Lipstick: Oceane Body Design – “Jade” /black-silverstripe

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shoe Mania at Mea Culpa – Part III

A few ago Tatanka Kaligawa again created new objects of desire for us ladies… Shoes!!!

The “Bullet” shoes are the first of 8 new pairs of shoes out of Mea Culpas latest shoe release. The delicate fabric decorated with this amazing rings are perfect to wear for any style you want. The heels are not just simple heels, again we can see the love for details, wich Tatanka always adds on his creations. As always you can change the nail color to every color you can think of with the great HUD that always is included if you buy Mea Culpa shoes.

“Burlesque” is one of the 2 pairs that shoes no toes and is closed in the front. Never the less you have a possibility to use the great HUD to change the color of the little filigree flowers on the outside of the shoes.

The 3rd pair of shoes is called “Diabolo”. ‘The very expensive fabric really caught my eye on that one. Again we have kinda peep toes on this one and the nails color again can be changed with the HUD. The sweet lines with the bow in the front as well make a nice decoration 🙂 and the top part honors the shoes name, looking lightly diabolic 😉

The “Empire” design for me has a very playful touch with the neat ruffles at the top and the bottom part of the shoes. The wooden sole and the metal rings make a great addition and give this pair or shoes a very special touch.

Our next object of desire is called “Poison”. Very special for me on this creation is the light glow that goes over the shoes. You nearly get the imagination of a wonderful crystal decoration. The sole and heel are made of a metallic looking fabric. With all this amazing details and the special fabric, they are a little piece of art.

“Quasar” is one of my personal favourites with the cool fabric that looks kinda vinyl  and the huge spikes. A really cool pair of shoes that really should not miss in a  fashionistas shoe cupboard 😉 it as well comes with the great HUD that Mea Culpa always provides for their shoes.

The “Speed” design all the steel and chains really make this style interesting. A few color parts that you can change in color with the HUD make it possible to match this pair of shoes to every kind of outfit.

Last but not least I have my total personal favourite pair of shoes out of the 3rd Mea Culpa Shoe Mania… “Trex” have a real interesting fabric the reminds me of reptile skin. The ankle parts and the big spike in the back totally catched my eyes and I fell in love with that pair of shoes. Again of you take a closer look at the heals you can see the love for the detail that Mea Culpa shows off in almost all creations. The 3 steel lines make an awesome match to the whole style.

So ladies… grab your purse and make your way to the Mea Culpa Mainstore 😉

Details

All shoes by Mea Culpa

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Colorful Spring Mood ;)

Yes it is me even with colors *grins*

The weather was so nice and the sun kissed my pale skin and I remembered some of the latest releases of LeeZu and started to put some together 😉 Rare but true Wicca can go colorful and casual as well. The warm sunbeams kissed my face and decided to go red and yellow for a bit 🙂

The top is made by LeeZu and called “Miss Tre’s Blouse” in red. The sweet ruffles and the awesome sculpted collar really had the right touch for my spring look.  One of the latest releases by LeeZu were the “Cortez” pants here in light vanilla. You can decide if you wanna wear them with or without a shadow. For the belt and the straps on the right leg you have the possibility to change the texture with a HUD that comes with the pants. The belt and sleeves of the pants are made of awesome sculpties as well that give a lovely realistic look. To bring the yellow color more out I decided to wear the “Cat Tights” in yellow. To complete the look  I took the “Esprit de Sable” boots in red from Courtisane, “Ayana” in  messy blonde from Miamai and the left “Kayma” earring made by Finesmith Designs. The skin is my actual favourite still – the “Castalia” skin from Glam Affair 🙂

Now it is time to go for a walk and show off my new styling idea on the grid 😉

Details

Top: LeeZu – “Miss Tre’s Blouse” /red

Pants: LeeZu – “Cortez” pants /light vanilla

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Thights” /yellow

Boots: Courtisane – “Esprit de Sable” /red

Lashes: Redgrave – “40 – Ultra Wild”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /light 04

Nails: Mstyle – “Perfect Hand” /short

Earring: Finesmith Designs – “Kayma Inspiration Set”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

R:A:D – Partners in Crime…erm…Fashion! Boots for the perfect partnerlook ;)

R:A:D – Red Alert Design… a new upcoming fashion label for all brave ones that dare to be different! Show your character and your personality with extravagant clothing beside the mainstream! Young, modern, fresh, powerful and smart – if you are something special and wanna show it your should definitely now make a new mark on your shopping list. Genius and extraordinary designer Redclaw Inshan creates fashion that’s absolute trendy and hardly to outdo. Edgy and fierce designs meet elegance and class for everyday clothing! Both genders will find something for their needs in the R:A:D Mainstore… ladies and gents you should take a look 😉

For today I would like to show you a few creations out of his new shoe line where him and her can go partners in fashion with a fabulous partnerlook for the footwear…

First design are the “Dragon Boots” for us ladies 😉 This amazing sculpted boots are the highlight for every outfit. Every part is very well-shaped in every little prim and all that lovely details show off the skills and the eye for the detail of designer Redclaw Inshan.

I was really impressed as I realized all the options that you get with this pair of boots… first, with the boots comes a HUD that let you change the colors for most of the prim parts to every color you can thing off as it works over a big colorfield that makes really every color possible. That’s not all.. also the basic color of the boots can be changed always to 5 brilliant colors so it will be always matching anyways what you wear 😉 The 5 basic colors are black, red, blue, green and purple and I will show all of them in this post ;). But lets take a closer look at the possibilities for changing the colors of the primparts… if you take a look at the picture above you can see that I shot 2 times the black basic with different colored accessories. On the left I changed spikes and chains to gold. So the great golden chains frame that awesome silver dragon that ornaments the outsides of the boots. On the right picture I kept the golden chains and changed the spikes only to a dark grey what gets the same awesome metal touch still. The basic fabric for this version of the boots is a plain leather one with amazing lights and shadows that bring out the dragon perfectly.

For the “Dragon Boots” also you can have a very special version… the “Dragon Boots – Dragonscale Version”

There we have already the other 3 colors beside red and black – green, purple and blue. This time the basic is not just a plain leather one it looks like a very well done dragonscale texture. For the accessories parts you also have that HUD that let you change the chains and spikes to each and every color.

The silver dragon that ornaments again the outside of the boots again is a totally highlight. If you take a closer look you can see how filigree and detailed it is! In the picture above you can see that you really can change the color of chains and spikes to what ever you want 😉

Now it’s the time for the males!!! 😉

Head up guys… there you can compete now with your girlfriends fashion and style! The “Spiked Dragon” boots for male open the world for the fashion aware males! The fantastic dragonscale texture also is the basic for the male version also, same for the color changing for chains and spikes…

There is only one light difference for the male version… the basic color keeps black…BUT the dragons change color! You can choose between 5 preset colors – silver, green, blue, red and gold!

If you take a closer look you also can see the realistic side of the shoes… at the inside of the boots there are no spikes at all as it would be really painful *grins* Even that detail was taken care of for males and females. So guys now you cannot complain anymore about not having stylish and extravagant boots 😉 With the “Spiked Dragon” boots you are definitely up to date!

Last but not least for today – the “Cobra” boots…

Again we have a plain leather version as a great basic in the 5 preset colors black, red, purple, green and blue.

As we have it for the female “Dragon Boots” you can change the color with the HUD for the prim accessories and even for the eyes of the snake. This boots as you can guess by the name have an amazing cobra that decorated the outsides of the lower legs.

Again… it is amazing how very well every little detail is done.. for example take a closer look at the snake head.. you can change the color of the eyes as I mentioned and also you can see the sharp poison fangs very clear.. simply awesome! And all boots can be resized via the HUD too that is delivered to every pair of boots!

Ladies and gentlemen… make your way to the R:A:D Mainstore and take a look by your self on that great boots who re displayed in glass vendors to take a real look on them… dare to use the arrows and you maybe will find even more styles and versions of that great boots 😉 and stay tuned on new releases 😉

Details

Boots 1: R:A:D – “Dragon Boots”  /female

Boots 2: R:A:D – “Dragon Boots – Dragonscale”  /female

Boots 3: R:A:D – “Spiked Dragon”  /male

Boots 4: R:A:D – “Cobra”  /female

Boots 5: R:A:D – “Cobra – Dragonscale”  /female

Males Outfit:

Shirt: R:A:D – “Longsleeve”  /black

Jeans: R:A:D – “Jeans Dragon”  /black

Female Outfit:

Shirt: R:A:D – “Griffin” black /red

Jeans: R:A:D – “Jeans Snake” /black

Models: Redclaw Inshan & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shoe Mania at Mea Culpa – Part II!!!

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Matrix”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

As I promised… here is the second part of the last Mea Culpa shoe mania! Tatanka Kaligawa increased our ladies shoe paradise with new designs and ideas all around our feet 😉

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Matrix”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The “Matrix” shoes captivate with their great and unusual heels. High heels with an amazing metal part that connects the heel to the sole. The basic shoe is made with a simple but amazing detailed texture and neat details. Wonderful sculpted toes with colorable nails in every color with the HUD that comes with, tiny little lines that connect the 2 big fabric parts that cover the foot with that amazing folds that make the whole shoe very realistic. You can change the main color to all colors you want with the big color matching field as well as you can match the skin of the foot itself to match yours.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Overdose”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Elegant and extravagant? No problem with the “Overdose” shoes. Very filigree the mixture of lace and opaque texture goes over the whole foot. Sweet little accessories with a sharp character decorate the “little blacks” in an extraordinary way. If you want a special pair of shoes for your little black dress… the “Overdose” heels of Mea Culpa are the right choice.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Darkness”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Or you go for the “Darkness” ones. Also great for every outfit but maybe a little bit more ‘sexy’ as the “Overdose”. The “Darkness” heels have a more opaque character and the shining black texture surrounds nearly the whole feet, just toes and back feet are free for the typical sexy high heel look. The white ornaments give an awesome touch to the whole design.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Zen”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Now we step on the asia path with the “Zen” shoes. The sweet golden dragon on the wooden heels give a cute basic for the perfect asian look. The ornaments on the fabric add even more asian feeling.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Zen”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

With the HUD you can match your skin, and color the nails in all colors you can think on with the big color field. Also the HUD has 5 pre-made colors for the basic texture as you can see in the pics above.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Vamp”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

“Vamp” is the playful one in this post. Fully made of lace you feet are totally covered except the toes and the back feet.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Vamp”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Little silver ornaments decorate the shoes at the ankle and the sides. The heel itself has an amazing texture too. Another silver line that goes left and right down the feet. The main color can be changed with the usual color field of the HUD as well as the toe nails.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Joker”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The last pair for today are the “Joker” ones. The main color is always parted in white and one of the 6 colors (black, red, blue, green, purple, gold & grey)

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Joker”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

A very cool feature you have on the back of the heel… the line that goes down the heel can be colored in every color you can think with the HUD as well as the nails and the skin.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Joker”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

There we are at the end of the second part of the latest shoe mania of Mea Culpa… but I already heared Tatanka talk about new shoe designs… so stay tuned 😉

Details

All shoes by Mea Culpa

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes ;) Mea Culpa again released new ones!!!

Again Tatanka Kaligawa, designer of Mea Culpa shows us he awesome ideas and skills of designing with giving us ladies extraordinary shoes 😉 For today I chose a few of the new line… it will be not the last post.  The first pair of shoes I would like to show you is called “Blade”.

This ankle boots are really another piece of art of Mea Culpa. Amazing ankle boots with a lot of great options to fit every clothing and color you want it to wear to. You can change the basic color of the booties to 8 colors (blue, red, black, grey, green, pink, purple and teal) That makes it possible to cover nearly every needs. For the strings you have the great possibilities to change it to every color you want. The HUD as always comes with a big color field where you can choose every color you can think of. The great heels looking like spikey flashes make this ankle boots turn heads where ever you go 😉

With “Player” we have another kinda ankle boots but with peep toes and an open back feet. Very sexy indeed those pair of shoes also changes the main color for the little squares and also for the outside flowers!!!

The squared part always keeps the white squares and you can change the colored ones to black , red, pink purple or blue. The nail colors can be changed via the HUD to every color you desire also the outside flowers! Even Huey Lewis & the News had know about the fact “It is hip to be square!” back in the 80’s 😉

“Mailindi” points with its sexy animal prints. The HUD allows you to change the texture between those wonderful 4 different animal prints. The wooden looking great block heel gives the shoes a wonderful and sexy overall look that not looks like “usual” With the HUD you also can match your bare foot perfectly to you r skin. All the sweet little details like the buckles above the toes and the sweet strings that hang down from your ankle really make this heels to something special!

Dark, tempting and sexy the “Crow” heels appear. A fantastic black high heel, open in front and back with awesome silver decorations.

As always you can change the nail color with the HUD to every color you can imagine as there are no ready mae presets. The HUD works with a big color field where you can get every color from. The lovely detailed decoration on the show and on the heels show off the great skills of Tatanka Kaligawa if it comes to ideas and design!

Last but not least for today we have the “Eruption” heels. A wonderful black pair of very high heels with the extraordinary look that makes you turn heads. Again you can change the color of the nails with the HUD to every color and also match the barefoot to your skin. The toes and the back feet peek beautiful off the basic black fabric that surrounds your feet. The sole and the heel itself are again something special. The plateau sole adds a part of glam and the filigree heel also make as an extraordinary decoration for the “Eruptions”.

This is just the first post about the new Mea Culpa shoes and be sure part 2 follows soon 😉

Details

All shoes by Mea Culpa

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Nyu Concepts HUD

All of us always search for a HUD that works easy and lag free and to use without reading books of instructions that are hard to understand. Mostly we had to rez our HUD’s on the ground to refill them and even then they did not work like we wanted or also had not the proper order of poses we wanted them to have.  NyuNyu (Maritima Inc. CEO), made it  now very simple and easy.

First, you put your poses and walks in HUD contents, then you open the notecard and fill it with your pose names. Save the notecard and load it by clicking a single button (as you can see at the pic).

Click Height button to find your height, with and without shoes.Tthe HUD  has an Instant Pose Stand so you need no extra posestand anymore. You just click the button and you can edit the prims you wanna move or resize.

16 poses plus one walk per ‘tab’ also make it easy to combine your own choreographie for every single walk you have for a show.

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Nyu Concepts HUD – Features
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– Built-in AO, based on latest Zhao II MB2 1.0.19 HUD (credits to Ziggy Puff, mod by Marcus Gray, Johann Ehrler & Moeka Kohime)
– 16 quick pose buttons
– Built-in “Instant Pose Stand” and Height Detector
– Ability to minimize/maximize HUD
– Store/loads up to 12 notecards containing different sets of animation and poses
– Easy to configure! (Just configure the notecard and you’re good to go)
– Walk, Pose, Turn, Edit Prims, Change Pose/AO, an all-in-one models HUD with a Sleek design!^^
– HUD comes in MOD/COPY, No TRANSFER permissions, meaning you can make as many copies, each containing up to 12 notecards, the possibilities is virtually unlimited!
– Demo versions are No MOD, No COPY, TRANSFER Yes (You will not be able to add animations/customize the HUD in demo version)

Note : Demo versions comes with a default set of free testing full-perm animations (highly not recommended for runway modeling!)

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Nyu Concepts HUD – User Guide
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1) Wear the HUD (right-click and choose wear), or rez it on the floor
2) Right-click and “Edit” the HUD
3) Go to “Content” tab
4) Drag and drop all the animations & poses you wish to include, from your inventory into the HUD’s content
5) Once you’re done, open the AO/Poses configuration notecard (Default notecard is named “Default”)
5) Follow the instructions in the notecard
6) Save and close the notecard, and load it (using the icon that looks like a notepad)
7) And you’re done! (You may further tweak your AO settings in the HUD with the icon above “walking animation”

Golden News from Mea Culpa – Return of the Isis!

“Return of the Isis” is the name of Tatanka Kaligawas latest release. A fabulous golden outfit that honors its name.

For sure it is to notice that the old egypts inspired to that dress in colors and some little details 😉 The gold and turquoise are typical colors for that, also the symbols on the top of the dress, also on the forehead from the great head-piece. The shoulder carry the amazing shoulder prim parts with nice spiky “icicles” in the back. The skirt part is the dominant part of this outfit. The hugs prims give a very stylish and modern touch. Also the golden and turquoise hair is part of that outfit.

The shine of this textures and the flexibility of some of the prims are make the whole outfit to a totally must have if you like the extraordinary clothing! To solve the shoe problem what is always a huge one if it comes to the golden color Mea Culpa saved us all ladies!

Matching shoes in the right gold tone! The shoes come as always for Mea Culpa shoes with a HUD that let you change colors of nearly parts and match the skin tone of the feet to your own one.

For sure I cannot close the blog without giving you a close view on that fantastic head-piece with the 4 snakes! The forehead is so amazing detailed what agin shows off the love and eye for the details Tatanka Kaligawa has for his creations 🙂

If you wanna see all the other great designs of Mea Culpa, make your way to the Mainstore where he has all his great creations and also the new shoe line!

Details

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Return of the Isis” (including hair, and shoes)

Skin: Baiastice

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin