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…

Β 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 –Β  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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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Look #5

Β 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

Foreign Warrior Princess

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Today I was in a kinda ethnic mood when I unpacked the “Karma” jewelry set in red from Finesmith. When I put it on I immediately had an expression of a strong foreign beauty. Something between a princess and as well a warrior type look. The feathers gave me the impression of an old traditional culture and the rich jewelry parts the side of the princess. So what to do to combine this idea…

I went through my inventory to see what would match my idea.

Do you know that feeling, when you have an imagination of something and try to realize it and find everything but not what you are looking for?

It took me hours, I tried different things and many things were close to what I wanted but did not exactly hit the nail on the head until I found the “Xana” outfit from EMO-tions.

The amazing “Bird of Prey” nail polish set from Nailed it! matched the look in a wonderful way. The color was exactly matching the color of the jewelry and the look totally went with the idea of the warrior princess πŸ˜‰

The amazing metal bra was exactly what I wanted for the warrior look, but as well with the golden and blue-ish tone it was elegant enough to fit a foreign princess of a wild and strong culture. Matching to the bra the outfit has a thong with the same metal and colors. Around the waist it has a simple but perfect looking leather belt, which made my look complete.

The hair as well comes from EMO-tions and is called “Honey”. With the high ponytail in the back, it was perfect to wear the earrings and the headpiece of the amazing “Karma” set and the playful curls over the shoulder completed the imagination of my look for today πŸ™‚

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Details

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Karma” (red) – NEW

Outfit: EMO-tions – “Xana”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Honey”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Bird of Prey”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Moves

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Rotten Defiance, Loovus Dzevavor and White Widow for the Ashraya Project

Dress: [*RD*] – “Maxi Dress-White Flower” – NEW – (Ashraya Project) (mesh)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Lata Mem” – NEW – (Ashraya Project)

Facetattoo: White Widow – “Wild Flowers” – NEW – (Ashraya Project)

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Synergy” (Groupgift)

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Nails: Love Soul – “”Spirit”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Loovus Dzevavor & ANTURE for the Ashraya Project

Dress: ANTURE – “Sarame” – NEW (exclusive dress for the Ashraya Project)

“The Sarame dress is 100% rigged mesh. It features India’s National Bird the Peacock (hand painted), along with traditional images. The aim of the design was to bring traditional Indian imagery to western fashion. In India the Peacock is a symbol of beauty, joy, grace and love. It is this that inspired me to create the Sarame dress after all every man, woman and child is beautiful and deserving of joy and love, therefor I wanted the dress to be graceful in its design, just like the peacock. I hope you enjoy the dress as much as I enjoyed making it.” (Temperance Kellman, ANTURE – CEO & Designer)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Diska” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Pumps: Loovus Dzevavor – “Ashraya Pumps” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Tattoo: Loovus Dzevavor – “Henna Beauty 1”- NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Makeup: Loovus Dzevavor – “Kajal Liners 2” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Mohar” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

MVW 2012: National Gown for Miss Panama 2012 by Tres Beau & Finesmith

Today I would like to take a closer look in the national gown of Miss Panama 2012, Miss Mely Gibbs. The fantastic “Miss Panama”costume was made by Kimmera Madison, yes again a Miss Virtual World 2012 design by Tres Beau πŸ˜‰

I was thinking by myself, if I could think about something typical for
Panama, and I was not really able to. I tried to google a bit and found a few traditional costumes, that looked very close to the one Tres Beau did. Again was impressed on the research, Kimmera did to create this incredible and adorable costume. Panama is the southernmost country of Central America, and many different cultures and influences got settled down there. To get the exact information about that I recommend to take a look at Wikipedia, what I did too and why I should just copy information you can read at the place where it came from ;p (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama) But I saw a lot of indian influences as well and some of those looked very close to the one Kimmera did πŸ™‚ She really put a lot of work, love and eye for the detail on this costume. All this different fabrics like metal, feathers, delicate fabrics for the clothing layers… for me a again a masterpiece of art. First, as I put on that gown, I thought ‘omg how can I ever find a pose for that huge gown?!?’ but I have to admit it was not that hard as I thought of… I kinda think Kimmera knows about that and she designs even the most huge looking gowns and costumes and you still can find poses to showcase them. The attachment points are chosen so very well that the gown moves naturally with every inch you move by yourself. For me that just underlines, that Tres Beau is one of the most popular and everlasting brands in SL for a reason πŸ˜‰ “Miss Panama” is now available at the Tres Beau Mainstore.

Miss Mely Gibbs chose an already existing set from Finesmith to complete her look. The “Coral Blossom” set sets an awesome blue accent as well with the necklace, the wonderful earrings and the stunning face ornament. All the wonderful round shaped gems picked up the theme for me and I think it was a good choices for the beautiful “Miss Panama” costume. Normally you have an awesome tiara as well that is included in the “Choral Blossom” it just would have got lost under that huge headpiece of the “Miss Panama” costume πŸ˜‰ The “Coral Blossom” set you will find in different colors as well at the Finesmith Mainstore.

Details

Costume: Tres Beau – “Miss Panama” – NEW

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Coral Blossom”

Lashes: Finesmith – “Lashes 01”

Nails: Finesmith – “Snowflake Nails”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Blue 3”

Shoes: Stiletto Moody – “Bare Ingrid”

Hair: Baiastice – “Mylla”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Linn” – NEW

Poses: Manifeste

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin