Styling Challenge – It is all about a Bow!

Ok… I admit I am a little bot crazy sometimes :p, but most of you know that anyways 😉

Anyways, today the reason for my style and pictures was a wonderful head bow.

A friend gave it to me, it is part of her new gacha and when I saw it, I just HAD to think about a ways how I could showcase it 😉

So, where to start with… first of all, put the bow on. That already was a hard choice, because Twelve gave me not only one to choose from :p. In the end I decided to go with the”Black Snow” one. I always had an addiction for black, white and red so that one just really caught me.

First I thought about a lingerie styling for the bow only and went through my lingerie folder, where I found the “Claire” teddy set from Blacklace. When I did put it on, I realized only lingerie would not be what I would like for the ‘Bow style’ and I started experimenting with several ideas.

I tried some dresses and gowns, they all looked nice, but maybe too nice and smooth 😉

Then I found the “Hisa” leather leggings from Lassitude & Ennui in my leggings folder and with the black and white combination they looked amazing to the bow, but had a serious break/collision at the hips with the lingerie. I needed something to cover that up without hiding one of both. Next step – I typed ‘shorts’ in the search field of my inventory. Oh man… I better should not have done that… I did not even realize before how many ‘shorts’ I have…

Ok… focus Wicca… focus… you need something to cover the waist area. Maybe some high waist shorts would be a good idea! Back to the search window – ‘belted shorts’

Bingo! The “Celine” shorts from Asteria popped up as oe of the first and when I tried them on, I knew those would be the ones to use.

Now the arms looked a little bare and I thought about some kind of jacket. After trying some long-sleeved jackets, which usually were either close or too close in the front, I came across the “Neith” jacket, made by [sys].

That amazing jacket with the scales looking fabric and the short sleeves was just perfect, with the great open front. That even gave room for the amazing necklace from Empyrean Forge.

A tattoo for the arms came to my mind first, but after trying som of my favourite tattoos, I realized I need something more subtile. The amazing slit and sheer sleeves from the “Occult Jacket” just matched awesome under the short sleeves of the “Neith” jacket from [sys].

Looking at the style from all sides I really was happy with it, just some shoes were missing. No high boots, that would take off too much from the leggings, but pumps or stilettos would be too ‘tiny’. All of a sudden an ankle boots came to my mind, which I got longer ago and never had a chance to wear them. The super cute “Wicked” shoes from Moon Elixir. They even come with an amazing socks option!

PERFECTAMENTE!

With that weird mix and match, I got the feeling, that no location, that I know of would fit and so I started to build my own little set for the picture. The “Kira” sculpture from E.V.E Studio is an ultra rare of one of Noke’s gachas. First I thought it would be too huge, but with the great liquid looking ground part it worked out so nicely. I added the “Ivy Bonsai” and some parts of the “Chained Roses”. First it looked like a whole mess, as I am not the greatest set builder, but after some moving and twisting and turning it fell into place 😉

I never made a style based on just one hair bow, but I have to admit, that style would have never come together like this, if I would not have started with the bow :p

Maybe I should do that more often again… just start with a little accessory and see what it does lead me to!

Details

Bow: {1209} – “#7 Holiday Bow – Black Snow”

Lingerie: Blacklace – “Claire Black Lace Teddy Set” (Omega Applier)

Jacket: [sys] – “Neith Jacket”

Sleeves: ISON – “Occult Sleeves”

Pants: Asteria – “Celine”

Leggings: Lassitude & Ennui – “Hisa Leather Leggings” (Maitreya Applier)

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 – “Mariposa” (Lelutka Applier)

Nails: Koffin Nails – “Dominatrix” (Maitreya Applier)

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Benedictine’s Riata”

Hair: enVogue – “Sonya”

Shoes & Socks: Moon Elixir – “Wicked Shoes & Socks” (Maitreya)

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 3.5”

Poses: Poseidon

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Kira”, “Ivy Bonsai” & “Dystopia Chained Roses”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 10/01/2016 – Try to build? Or just pushing prims? Maybe both?

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Playing with self-built sets becomes more and more fun :p

I never thought, that I can do that. I see so many amazing builds and sets from other bloggers and I adore them for doing that. When I try that especially with furniture and houses, I always have the feeling I am doing something wrong – I have no clue why but it never looks like I want it :p

That is why I mostly used inworld locations for that kind of pictures. But sometimes, if you are not allowed to rezz, sometimes you come across the issue, that you can’t place your avatar as properly as you would like.

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Building your own set means, you can do what ever you want and place yourself as you like. As I said before, I leave the natural settings of wonderful landscapes and realistic environments to those who can do way better than I am :p , but I lately found my challenge in some editorial, artistic looking sets. a great help with those are for example stores like 22769, E.V.E Studio, DRD, Newchurch, striped mocha and Nomad, to just name a few of my favorite ones 😉

E.V.E Studio I do like for their very artistic creations. I love the way Noke sees her art in a very colorful and futuristic world. Her imagination seems to have no reigns and I really do love that as it inspires me a lot.

The “Cyber Flower Pins Lights” were one of the  releases of E.V.E Studio and when I unpacked them, I immediately wanted to do something with them, even if I did not know yet what or how…

The “Cyber Flower Pins Lights” come in 4 different versions – one with and one without fireflies on them. With 8 different colors the structures are perfectly to create a set or use them for deco. To get the full beauty of the flower pins I suggest you turn the advanced lightning on. The flower pins are mod and you can resize them or even play with the lights, something i highly appreciate as you have control over the brightness and sizes and can customize it to your picture idea.

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The look for this picture, was not easy in the beginning. I experimented with some cyber futuristic things first but for what ever reason it looked always wrong. Then I tried with something romantic/mystic but again it felt wrong. I kept the flowers up and gave up on the look for a few days, as I experienced if you try to force something together it never will look ‘right’ and taking pictures is just no fun.

Another day I came across the “Trianon” dress, which was released for Collabor88 before. I totally loved the asymmetric look of the dress with the one side jacket. With the longer part on the jacket side we have some amazing ruffles and an amazing detailed shoulder part, while we have a very clean look on the other half with kind of tight body suit. I added the “Occult Sleeves” from a jacket I found at ISON, as I felt something was missing for the look I wanted to have.

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The cool hair was made by [sys] as well and is called “Shinzo” with the option to color some wisps they were perfect to the “Trianon” dress colorwise and the sweet rose added a romantic touch to it. The collar as well is part of the “Trianon” dress. With all the pink in the outfit I decided to put some pink on the set as well and used the “Dancing Petals” in pink as well from E.V.E Studio.

Again I has great fun pushing prims and working on my own set, even if doing inworld shots on wonderful sims and locations is fun too and will happen again soon I am sure 😉

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Trianon”

Sleeves: ISON – “Occult Sleeves” (part of a jacket)

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights” (mesh body appliers)

Boots: [MODA] – “Erica”

Hair: [sys] – “Shinzo”

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Cyber Flower Pins” & “Dancing Petals Dystopia”

Urban Musing

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This wonderful picture was done by the talented Tempest Rosca. We got the a theme for the last issue of the Eclipse Magazine, called Urban Musing. The trend becomes more and more popular. In many of the fashion cities you can find people who mix and match lingerie with normal urban casual, to create this new and modern look.

It was quite fun to experiment with lingerie and make something that can bw worn on the street 😉

For more of those amazing looks you can take a peek on the February Issue of the Eclipse Magazine 🙂

Details

Top: Pixicat – “Temptation Corset” (Store Gacha)

Lingerie: Apple May – “Tigress Hotpants & Sliced Top”

Bra: Wicca’s Wardrobe (coming soon)

Collar: Maitreya – “Vintage Collar”

Jacket: ISON – “Occult Jacket”

Shoes: :)(: Pixelfashion – “Vanina”

Hair: no.match – “No.perfection”

Location: Maddux’ Wreck

Photographer: Tempest Rosca

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 09/26/2015 – Back in Black with Devilish Poses

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Yes, I cannot deny it… I love black…

I was standing on my platform after finishing all my daily work and started to dig into my inventory to sort some stuff and trash some of the older things I never will wear again… like… hair from 2009 and shoes from 2011 with weird bare feet and funny toes*giggles*

Then you sometimes come across boxes… that you never opened, but certainly you had to buy them…

Now the fun starts. Unpacking and again making the inventory looking like a hot mess 😉

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But the good thing is you usually find some hidden treasure you do not even remember, that you bought them.

So it was with the “Luminea” headpiece from Black Pearls. I got it at the Fantasy Collective a few month ago and totally forgot about it… like ever so often…

 The “Luminea” headpiece is one of those accessories that sneaked right into my heart. The amazing leather straps across the face the sweet chains that hold it together on the top and the huge fins that give the whole piece an abstract and fantasy touch.

Inspired by the headpiece I thought of a basic black look to let the headpiece stick out even more. I kept opening boxes and got one surprise after another…

That will be a few more posts in the future I guess *giggles*

The next part what fell in my hands was the “Biker Chest” from May’s Soul. I just used the collar part and skipped the shoulder pads for this post, that belong to the whole pack. With the long leather fringes it definitely made an interesting accessory.

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Now the difficulties began… since I am not a friend of being naked without a reason for styling posts, I had to find pants and a top that fits under that great collar. Pants was realtivly easy as I love my leather leggings from Maitreya. For the shoes I decided to go with the “Bella Heels” from KC for the slink high mesh feet. The shoes come with a HUD, that lets you choose from different colors for the metals and the shoe.

Now I still needed a top or a jacket that does not interfere with the long fringes of the collar. I guess, I tried about 20 before I came across the “Leather Asymetrical Jacket” from ISON.

 It matched perfectly to the while look and added a slightly elegant touch to it 🙂

Last but not least I chose something for my hands to break the black. The “Ringblume” hand accessories from FORMANAILS.

Now before I am done for today, I would like to drag your focus on the poses I used today. The poses are all made of Linda Reddevil. She recently opened her store Devilish Poses and makes some amazing runway poses. They are somewhat special and a little bot more out of the box that usual. I like them very much as they totally go along with my feeling for modern and fresh posing 😉

After all the looks is kinda modern, elegant and dark abstract… exactly what I like 😉

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Details

Top: ISON – “Leather Asymmetrical Jacket”

Pants: Maitreya – “Leather Skinny Pants”

Shoes: .::KC::. “Bella”

Collar: May’s Soul – Biker Chest”

Hand Jewelry: FORMANAILS – “Ringblume-2”

Head Piece: Black Pearl – “Luminea”

Hair: Baiastice – “Spagna”

Makeup: Arise – “Scale Facetattoo” & Corvus – “Fighter Eyeshadow”

Lipstick: blackliquid – “Lip Line”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Snow Fun!

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Snow Song

She sat there, eyes open wide
And she watched the snow cover the ground outside
Mittens on her hands
A smile ear to ear
She said, “In California
It hasn’t snowed in years.”

So come outside
And we can watch the sky
Turn up your palms
And open your hands up wide
Come outside
And open up your eyes

Sitting next to me
She ties her scarf on tight
Winter can leave you crying
But it brightens up her eyes
And show kisses her cheek
Where I want to be
And rests on her shoulders
Like in her New York dreams

So come outside
And we can watch the sky
Turn up your palms
And open your hands up wide
Come outside
And open up your eyes

Walk with me…
Take my hand I’ll lead you down these city streets
Won’t you walk with me?
Won’t you walk with me?

When she says goodbye
She turns around and smiles
The next time it snows
I’ll be on her mind

[Ron Pope]

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 Details

on Sazzy

Jacket: [MotiAme]  – “Duffle Coat”
Pants: ISON – “Side lace Pants”
Scarf: Rebel Hope – “Mesh Wrap Scarf”
Shoes: fri. – “Wendy.Boots”
Hair: [LoQ’ue] – “Tequila”
Makeup: MUA – “MakeUp Set – Soft – Eyes Only”
Skin: Glance Skins – “Sigrid – June – Glossy 03”

on Wicca

Jacket: Enna – “Female Jacket”

Pants: Maitreya – “Panel Leggings”

Scarf & Hair: Maitreya – “Voluminous Scarf Hair”

Shoes: Miel – “Timber Boots”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Poses & Props: oOo Studio

Models: Sazzy Nirpaw & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Crazy Connection: Time Traveller

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“I’ve done a lot

God knows I’ve tried

To find the truth

I’ve even lied

But all I know

Is down inside

I’m bleeding

And super heroes

Come to feast

To taste the flesh

Not yet deceased

And all I know

Is still the beast

Is feeding.

And crawling on the planets face

Some insects called the human race

Lost in time

And lost in space

And meaning.”

[Lyrics from the Rocky Horror Show]

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Details

Stylecard Malicia:

Hat: Bliss Couture – “Naja Hat” (Holiday Edition)

Necklace: Lazuri – “Celeste Heirloom Special Edition Necklace”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Silke” – NEW

Lips: Silken Moon – “Simone” – NEW

Eyeshadow: Silken Moon – “Elemental”

Dress: LeeZu – “Mali Dress” Boots: Redgrave – “LQMesh Overknees Boots KIM” Hair:

Exile – “Erase and Rewind” Nails: Silken Moon – “Shinez”

Stylecard Wicca:

Hat: Xen’s Hat – “Danni”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lips: Silken Moon – “Luna Lips Silverrush Underlay & Overlay”

Eyeshadow: Silken Moon – “Luna Eyes Silverrush”

Pants: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings”

Top: ISON – “Leather Asymmetrical Jacket”

Hair: LeLutka – “Pocahontas”

Nails: Silken Moon – “Shine Pastels”

Pose: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Catch me if you can”

Models: Malicia Python & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca’s Merlin

Black & White Riding Hood?

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Black & White looks always were a favourite of mine. Today I wanted another one and for the basic I started with one of the pret a porter dresses from Mea Culpa. The simple mesh dress is highlighted with a typical Mea Culpa made texture. The strength of Tatanka’s textures we know from various designs he made in the past. For his pret a porter line he has a lot of pieces and designs that look very simple on the first view, but on the second view you will see the delicate and extravagant textures and the little attachments that make even  the pret a porter line of Mea Culpa to something special.

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The “Antares” dress from Mea Culpa makes a wonderful shape line and with the amazing shoulder parts it is a wonderful basic for many kinds of styling.

The headpiece and hair reminded me of the “Red Riding Hood” even if the hood is black 😉 . It is the new “Mary-Anne” hairstyle from EMO-tions. EMO-tions released a full line of hair pieces with bangs and various head pieces like caps and beanies and hoods. The interesting new feature is that you get a HUD for the fatpack. No more collecting tons of items in your inventory  – just the basic style with a HUD that chnages the hair color and as well the hairstyle under the hood or cap 😉 .

The amazing  necklace and bracelet are a gacha item from GizzA. The “Electra Set” in black was the perfect addition to the styling, as I only needed a necklace and a bracelet. The wonderful nail polish comes from Nail It. Giela Delpaso made several amazing nail polishes for the slink mesh hands and the “French Manicure – Dart Set” has amazing colors with the typical white top of the french manicure. The special on the Nail It nails is that you always have a prim version and one HUD version for the slink mesh hands and feet. So you can decide whether you wanna wear the mesh hands or your original avatar hands.

The lipstick is one of the latest releases from Silken Moon. The “Luna Lips” come with a special feature. You can decide, if you would like to have your lips closed or lightly parted with a teeth prim attachment. Both version will be in the “Luna Lips” pack that you are purchase.

The boots i found at one of the Colabour88 events from ISON. The “Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals” are working with the slink medium mesh feet, so you can make sure to have the best match for your skin tone with your enhancement HUD applier for your slink mesh feet.

The cool chair comes from 22769 [bauwerk]. I wanted to add some furniture to my post and the “Kafka Black” chair in shape of an insect really kicked my mind. It added a special touch of weirdness and surrealism to my picture, what I really love 😉 .

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Details

Dress: Mea Culpa – “Antares” (mesh)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Mary-Anne” – NEW (mesh)

Shoes: ISON – “Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals” (Collabour88)

Jewelry: GizzA – “Electra Set” (gacha item)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lumee Lunette” – NEW (custom skin)

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Luna Lips” – NEW

Nails: Nailed It – “French Manicure – Dark Set”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “Luna Eyeshadow Medium Smoke” – NEW

Chair’: 22769 [bauwerk] – “Kafka Black”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 09/23/2013 – A Tribute to Marlene Dietrich

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Some time ago I made my way over to the Colabor88 as they had their anniversary. Many items and designs were there and the decisions were super hard, but I forced my self not to overstep the budget, that I set for myself for this shopping trip 😉

I found the “Razzle” vest from ISON and I thought this could go perfect with the “Crew Skinny” pants from Ariskea, which I found on a shopping trip in the past and never used until now. As well at the Colabor88, I found the “Daisy” hair style from [monso]. The basic look brought me on the vintage look and in the end to the Marlene Dietrich tribute 😉 .

So I added the “British Lofers” from Redgrave and the “Lana” top and tie and the “Valerie” blouse from LeeZu.

To built the ‘stage’ for the picture I had the honor to be helped by Redclaw Inshan, who made me the stairs the lights and the surrounding 🙂

The poses I used are made by myself and they are available as part of the “Swag Casual” set at my store Wicca’s Wardrobe.

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Details

Pants: Ariskea – “Crew Skinny Pants” (mesh)

Top: LeeZu – “Lana Vintage”

Blouse: LeeZu – “Valerie Blouse”

Tie: LeeZu – “Lana Tie”

Jacket: ISON – “Razzle Vest” (mesh, Colabor88)

Hair: [monso] – “My Hair Daisy” (mesh, Colabor88)

Shoes: Redgrave – “British Lofers”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Swag Casual”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 03/29/2012 – A Chorus Line meets Madonna

Today it was relatively quiet and I roamed through my inventory, cleaned some out and sorted some in. In that process I tried a few things, I never looked at for in ages. I am sure you know what I mean, if I say, I went shopping, bought some stuff I would like to blog and it got hidden behind all the stuff I had to blog in my inventory*lol*

While I was playing around I got the movie/musical “A Chorus Line” in mind and I have no clue why. My i-tunes was playing Madonna songs and then suddenly as I was trying the “Esher Sheet Tights” leggings with the “Esher Wrap Vest” from ISON, that were sold during the event on the epoch sims, an idea got stuck in my mind… The wonderful corset comes from NV Corsetry and it was the hunt item for the Womens stuff hunt. Originally it came with a full outfit, but for this post I just took “The Ritz Corset” of it.

While I was developing my look I just remembered that Wenadrenia Soderstrom, owner and designer of J&W Jewelers, told me she made new jewelry and she sent me a few samples. For this jewelry, there has to be another post as she has so many new sets and works on a wonderful charity project as well, but like I said that has to be a special post soon 🙂 Nevertheless I wanted to give a short sneak preview of what she created last and as I tried the first set it so matched what I was aiming for. The “Snake-skin & Silver” set of the “Brooks Collection” with all its circles in silver, snake-skin, brown and black really made a great addition to the whole look. The earrings with the tassels hanging down, the necklace with the circles and tassel, the huge bangles and the belt totally matched my imagination 🙂

Last but not least I took a the hat of the “Love for McQueen” outfit, done by RFyre and looked into the mirror… yes that’s what I had in mind 😉

Stay styled,

Wicca

Details

Jacket (with gloves): ISON – “Esher Wrap Vest” /Epoch item

Tights: ISON – “Esher Shear Tights” /Epoch item

Corset: NV Corsetry – “The Ritz Corset” /Womens Stuff Hunt item

Top: Maitreya – “Bra Top”

Panty: Maitreya – “High Waist Pants”

Jewelry: J&W Jewelers – “The Brooks Collection – “Snakeskin & Silver” – NEW

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

Boots: Ten”10 – “Megas Boots”

Hat: RFyre – “For the love of McQueen” (part of a full outfit)

Hair: Baiastice – “Arisa”

Nails: [V] Couture – “Death Nails”

Lashes: [glow] studio – “Raindrop”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 03/10/2012 – Corset Fun!

Today I wanted to do something non usual and funny, just to show that corsets are not only lingerie or something that cannot be worn in your everday life like I said before on my blog. I am a corset addicted in both lifes, RL and SL and so for sure I enjoy wearing them in both lifes. Before I discovered NV Corsetry the fun was not that big as not many really good-looking corsets were around that really looked realistic. NV Corsetry for me brought an awesome revolution for corsets. This corsets are no clothing layer they are actual prims that are scripted. With the scripts you are able to fit this corset to any kind of shape, anyways if tall or small, thin or curvy. The special scripts allow you to resize the corset in every direction… width, height and depth! For the first time you will maybe need sometime to figure the right sizes but if you once got, it is really easy. In case you need help and cannot figure it out on your own the owner and creator of this awesome corsets, Khurt Vhargon can help you remotely to make a perfect fit.

If you make your way to the NV Corsetry Mainstore( http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wicked%20Gear/116/118/22), you will find a wide assortment of different corsets, from basic ones to complete outfits :)

Corset: NV Corsetry – “Vintage Corset” /purple

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Aria” /seafoam (mesh)

Horns: Deviant Girls – “Anjir” (EPOCH item)

Top: Deviant Girls – “Anjir” (EPOCH item)

Vest: ISON – “Escher Wrap Vest” (EPOCH item)

Neck Corset,Pants/Shoes: Maitreya – “MCEHT” (EPOCH items) (mesh)

Gloves: Tonk Tastic – “Gloves Style B”

Bag: Baiastice – “Borsa Cuore Ipnotic” /purple

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

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /black

Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – “Mechanical& Reasoned” (EPOCH item)

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin