The Approach…

Crazy times… Corona still holds the world in its hand and all of us try to do our best to fight it, even if we cannot see yet any success and things seem to get worse and worse. I know it isn’t the fact, but sometimes it feels like it. We are now in our second week without school in Germany. I am a teacher (usually in the mornings I do teach at a school) and I do have a tiny private afternoon tutoring company. Usually I am surrounded by kids all day and in the past I had days where that was quite exhausting. Always having 10 to 60 kids around you from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon didn’t feel always easy but now that I see how it is to have none of them around – it doesn’t feel good either. I am lucky to have the possibility to hold online classes and have some one-on-one tutoring as well, but it doesn’t feel the same. Before the difficulties were the noise in bigger groups, or the kids being distracted by looking outside the window and now… the difficulties have changed. I never thought it could be that hard to explain something like mathematics to a child online only online… you talk a lot more trying to describe everything and if they have to draw triangles with certain length or certain degree angles. Most of them do not have the technical equipment to show you what they did, they usually only can take a snap with their cellphone and send it to me.. and if they spend already like 20 min to do that task and then something went wrong you can start all over again.

Certainly it has a positive side as well – I do not have the distance and the time to drive to school and back in the afternoon and I have the advantage of having an open bowser all the time to find answers I might not know out of the blue for certain questions, so I do not wanna whine or rage about it – I just discover everyday the differences and the different difficulties. Between all that I try to keep my Mom inside and safe – she is over 70 and recently had a brain tumor and chemo after it, so she is in the risk group for that damn virus as well. So my Second Life times at the moment are a little bit more limited and not as regular as I used to be, but I do not want to stop blogging and taking pictures completely as it feels like a little bit of resting time and holiday for my brain when I do that.

The pictures for todays post I already did  over a week ago, but I wasn’t able to post work them and write something about yet. So now the Cyber fair by ACCESS sadly is over but I am sure you can find all the goodies in the designers main stores already or soon.

First of all the amazing vinyl ensemble from A&Y called “Phex”, which is a combination of a long sleeved top and short pants with an awesome, realistic looking shine. It is decorated with straps and zippers and with the huge HUD you can change the colors for all different parts including the metals.

All the amazing accessories I as well found at the Cyber Fair, but like I said before I am sure you will find them most likely either already or soon at the designers main stores. The incredible face art done by Nefekalum Tattoos comes in 3 different versions. You can find many different tings in your folder. First of all the 3 different versions of the makeup it self. Black Tears only, Red Smudge only and a full version of both. Furthermore you will find appliers for head and body materials and the belonging erasers. On top of that, since all his tattoos are materials enabled, Sir Skye added a perfect projector (light source) as well, for you to use if you like.

Certainly I did need some cool nails and rings to complete my outfit and it was no question that the “Creature Claws” from CerberusXing were just the perfect choice. They are available in 3 colors (silver, onyx and gold) and rigged for Belleza Jake,  Signature Gianni, Maitreya and the female Slink hands.

The smart looking hair style was made by no.match. I love the wild top hair, the shaved sides and the fact that you still have 2 wisps at your ears. Like always for no.match hair styles you have different color packs and a fatpack available. The purchases will include a shaved hairbase as well, but since I do have my own shaved hair base I did not use it for todays post 😉

It was time again to built my own set – I found so many cool things at the Cyber Fair, I just had to. All you can see, from the backdrop over the drinks, food (weed) vending machine and the incredible animals, I collected at the Cyber Fair.

I would like to draw your attention a little bot towards the animals. The “Caged Biter” is available in 3 different colors. You can separate the animal from the cage as you can see in my pictures. The Biter is an animated mesh design and has adorable movements, which make it possible to have some more interactive looking pictures with the different poses or the animal.

I do have an immense fun at the moment with cyber and sci-fi posts as they open a whole new range for pictures and styles to me. We do not know what the fashion or environment will look like in our future, but for me that gives us a lot of room to experiment and the possibility of unending creativity 🙂

Clothing

Outfit: A&Y  – “Phex” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Eyepatch: RichB. – “Dex Eyepatch F”

Face Straps: unstable – “Code: WYVERN”

Septum: Astara – “Cthulhu Septum”

Mask: SEKA’s – “HVCKED Mask (no effect)”

Back Attachment: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Feel the Connection – Back Implant”

Rings & Nails: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Onyx” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No. Industry”

Faceart 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Two Sides of Madness (Black Tears Only)” (BoM)

Faceart2: LuluB! – “Fembot” (BoM, Cyber Fair Gift)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “LeLutka – Holo Metallic Lipstick 12 (green)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.1”

Ears: [Cubic Cherry] – “Altered Ears (glow)”

Skin: Human Glitch – “MNFRM SKIN / MTL GENUS1” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Legs: Blah. – “Love.Ai/RoboLegs Black” (Maitreya)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Organic Decay” (Maitreya, Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses:

Picture 1: BellePoses: – “NyxV2 2” (Bento, right arm lightly edited)

Picture 2: STUN – “Debora 4” (Bento, lightly edited)

Picture 3: BellePoses: – “NyxV2 7” (Bento)

Picture 4: Foxcity – “Power-1” (Bento)

Set:

Background: The Bearded Guy – “Industrial – The Future” (Gacha, Common)

Machine: # ninety – “Cyber Vending Food [ Weed ]”

Shower: HILTED – “Decontamination Shower – Adult – Silver/Green”

Animals & Cage: HILTED – “Caged Biter – Black/Green/Light”

Chairs: buildworksdecor – “Cyber / Retro Neon Chair White Changeable X”

Food: andika – “cyber sweets Dispenser set”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

“Lake” came to the Skin Fair!

First of all I wanted to excuse myself for not posting the past 2 weeks, but as you all know the times at the moment are a little bit difficult. The new situation with the Corona virus did turn a lot of lifes upside down I guess. For me being a teacher and doing private tutoring in the afternoons,  having all the school closed now did throw me into a little bit of stress to keep my monthly income up at least as much that I do not run into trouble over the next few month.

But now all is settled and I can do pictures and post again \o/

So today I would like to showcase the new LeLUTKA Evolution head called “Lake”. You can find it at the Skin Fair together with the first new male head for the Evolution line, which is on a promo sale for the duration of the Skin Fair.

“Lake” is the 3rd head of the new Evolution Line, which concentrates on the new BoM feature. I already did a full review 0f the new HUD and all its features HERE. It does come with a default skin but since I have so much fun with playing with skins on the new Evolution heads I decided to fool around with some of the new Glam Affair skins.

To me “Lake” appears as the most edgy and adult head of the 3 for now and I loved the mouth part a lot. Today I am using it with one of the new skins of Glam Affair – made for the new Evolution lines – called “Cindy”, which you can get at the Glam Affair main store. I used tone “002 E” as I love me some pale look 😉

That amazing “Hairbase.c88.22”  as well was made by LeLUTKA for their new Evolution head line and perfectly fits for a centre parting long hair style or even for a ponytail hair attachment. You can wear it solo as well like I did, with a hat or a cap on only.

Make sure to jump over to the Skin Fair to get your “Lake” head and even more drag your man over there too to get the new “Skyler” head for the promo sale price of 3700L$ only!

Accessories

Necklace: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Choker – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Thunderstrike Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hairbase: LeLUTKA – “Hairbase.c88.22” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.1” – NEW @ Skin Fair 2020

Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Cindy Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Freckles: Izzie’s – Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sweet Succubus

TUNES

You came to me in my sleep
A succubus all dressed in red
Filth that you whisper is sweet
But it’s my dream so let it be said:

You must have taken the wrong turn
You’ve ended up in hell

Hear me, temptress of the night,
There is more than one demon here
I see temples I yearn to defile,
‘Cause our horns hide divinity

And I think that the smell of your soft skin,
Is no less than the last legal drug
So here’s my seditious and bold whim:
Let’s drag the moon and make him watch

This grip will bloom into a bruise
These scars are your tattoos.
I said – “what kind of man would not succumb?”
You said – ‘what kind of monster you’ve become?

Succubus! Your horns are broken down
Succubus! Your wings are torn apart

[Phedora]

Clothing

Outfit & Horns: Casse lustre – “Sweet Succubus” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Aenigma // Feburary 2020

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived – Trashed Steel” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Face Chain & Earring: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Kreuz Septum Chain”

Wings: PFC – “Angel”

Hair & Makeup

Hair:[RA] – “Alice Hair”

Face Art: ::moonshine:: – “Danara Tatoo” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February 2020

Face Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek and Nose Contour” (BoM)

Head Scales: Rainbow Sundae – “Lizard Scales Face – 4 – V1” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nova 1.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Thauron”

Body Scales: Rainbow Sundae – “Lizard Scales Body – 4 – V1”

Tattoo: Juna – “Agatha tattoo Light Classic Avatar” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February 2020

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: Tableau Vivant – “Prop art ~ The Darkest Nights” (old design, probably not anymore available)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Blue Mood

Did you ever have that… that you didn’t have quite an idea for a picture but you wanted to have it in y special color? Lately that happens a lot to me, that I know what colors the general over all picture should have and then I just try to squeeze what ever it becomes to match those color ideas *giggles*

Today it was blue – I really had a Blue Mood today, I do not know why though.

For this pictures I had 2 basics I wanted to blog – the new dress from A&Y, which they offer at the current round of ROMP (I wanted to do that earlier but with my sickness and the need to lay down, I wasn’t able to sadly) and the super cute little “Chonk Demon” from HILTED, which they released at the current round of Aenigma, a new event that happens the first time this month.

I LOVE A&Y for their design ideas as well as for their incredible latex textures. Usually I try to style up something cyber or sci-fi with their designs, but this time I wanted to show that even if it is latex, it can be very versatile in different looks. I combined the awesome “Jane Dress” with a fur stole from {le fill casse} and the whole look got a lightly elegant chic. I so would go to a cocktail party or on a red carpet like that *snickers*

Certainly the look has to have my personal twist and I added some of the amazing piercings from CerberusXing and I painted me some eyebrows for today, as I saw fit for them to complete my look. The strong makeup I needed I found at alaskametro<3. I recently got the BoM layers for all those awesome makeups I had as appliers, as I just could not live without them anymore.

The cool hair, which was right perfect for todays look was made by no.match and you can grab it at the eBento event at the moment. I always had an addiction for non-symmetric hair that has a little bit of a wild touch so the “No_Shit” hair style was right down my alley.

Another addiction of mine are nails and rings,  usually claws I do love even more and if they come with huge statement rings – even better! The “Conjuration Claws of CerberusXing are just a perfect example of that. Huge, sharp claws and different rings for all fingers. For the claws you even can decide if you want a plain or a scaled version to make them even more evil 😉

Clothing

Dress: A&Y – “Jane Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ ROMP //February 2020

Stola: {le fil casse} – “Danity Fur” (Maitreya)

Shoes: BAX – “Regency Boots Black Leather” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing 1: [CX] – “Monstrum Catena – Silver”

Piercing 2: [CX] – “Scarred Bridge (Silver)”

Collar: -SU!- – “Lynexia Collar” (Group Gift)

Bracelet left: .aisling. – “Isobel Black” (Gacha, Common)

Bracelet right: amias – “Jasna black”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – Conjuration Claws – Silver / Plain w. Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Shit” – NEW @ eBento

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Space Unicorn eyeshadow 05 FIT A” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Space Unicorn lipstick 05 FIT A” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Nova 1.0″

Ear: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker Ears”

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- – “Akela” (BoM)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity – “Melancholy” (Bento)

Backdrop: Foxcity – ” Photo Booth – Desolation (With Lights)”

Tires: HILTED – “Hydron Hyperway Gacha – Stack – Dark” (Gacha, Common)

Pet: HILTED – “Chonk Demon – Black” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Alien Species

TUNES

I’m an alien
I hope I ever get to see
I’m an alien
My beam of light is breaking free

Too alien for Earth
Too human for outer space
I’m an alien
It’s time to leave for outer space

[JNXD]

Again  I come to you with some exciting news from CerberusXing. He again made a pair of kick ass ears – the “Withered Berzerker Ears”! The ears are unrigged mesh, which gives you the possibility to resize and position them to your needs. The HUD offers texture and tinting options for skin (12 presets), piercing (black, silver & gold) and the snake ( 7 different colors). Furthermore you have 2 tattoo options with 7 different colors and the possibility to hide it. CerberusXing as well was so generous to include a skin texture map, so you can do your own modifications if you like. Doing so would require basic editing skills as you have to work with textures and applying them to the object.

Speaking of modifications, Nefekalum Tattoos offers already one called “Battle Add-On”, which I certainly had to try for my post 😉 And since I an anyways addicted to the extraordinary work of Sir Skye, I had to use one of his newest releases for my tattoo as well. I am talking about the “Inked” tattoo, which you can find at his main store. An unisex tattoo, that comes with many options and possibilities as Omega Evolved appliers with materials, Maitreya Applier, Slink Redux Applier, Catwa Applier and certainly system, BoM ready layers and he again included some optional projectors you can use to let your tattoo shine in the right light 😉

To complete my outfit I used an older but for me still super amazing gacha from CerberusXing – the “Osseous Species” gacha. What I love so much on that outfit set are the spike parts, the tubes at the collar and the colors and textures the whole ensemble is designed with. It immediately reminded me about HR Giger and so I had to make a set in that style for my pictures as well.Thank god, 22769 made some great tribute designs that perfectly worked for my idea 🙂

Since I am anyways in a space and species mood, I guess I will jump into my Mainframe event folder and see what is left in there for my next picture 😉

Clothing

Corset: [CX] – “Osseous Species Corset – Iridescent” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Stockings: [CX] – “Osseous Species Stocking – Oil Spill” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Tentacles: [CX] – “Sentinel Tentacles (White) F” (Color Modified)

Headpiece: – Pendulum – “The Emissary – Silver”

Bracers: [The Forge] – “Drulla Bracer” (Gacha, Common)

Bracelets: [CX] – “Ring Bracelet”

Rings & Claws: [CX] – “Conjuration Claws – Silver / Scales w. Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Face 1: *Rainbow Sundae* – “Lizard Scales – Face – 6 – V2” (BoM)

Face 2: +Nuuna+ – “Halftone Black” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Head Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Xia Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Eyes: [CX] – “Osseous Species Eyes” (Gacha, Common)

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker  Ears” – NEW @ CerberusXing

Ears Mod: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Battle Add-on for [CX] Berzerker Ears” – NEW @ CerberusXing

Face: Izzie’s – “Freckles” & “Wrinkles” (BoM)

Chin Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tribal #03” (BoM) – NEW @ UniK

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.1” – NEW Update!

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Inked” (Maitreya, Applier, Materials Enabled) – NEW @ Mainstore

Poses & Props

Poses: Wicca Merlin

Set:

22769 – “Sweet Dreams – Are made of this”

22769 – “Un hommage a HR Giger”

22769 – “Tentacle Chair”

.::QUTWORLD –  “3D  – Xeno Raven model mesh::.texture”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I hate the world today…

I hate the world today
You’re so good to me
I know but I can’t change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I’m an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

[Meredith Brooks]

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Pants: .: ryvoltzer x nu :. – “Marly Distressed Shorts” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v1” (BoM)

Shoes: : CULT : – “Bad Mood Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar 1: [CX] – “Summer Hater” (Group Gift)

Collar 2: -SU!- – “Lynexia Collar 1” (Group Gift)

Eyepatch: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Falkor Patch Gear (R)” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky January 2020

Mask: [CX] – “Mucronate Mask – Black”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Onyx” (Maitreya, Bento)

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Comission”

Makeup 1: -SU!- – “The Bride FX Makeup /Smokey/” (BoM)

Makeup 2: -SU!- – “The Bride FX Makeup /Zombie/” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Blake Layer [LeLutka] 003 E” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 003” (BoM)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Tattoo: Von Noir Tattoo – “Persephoneia (Fresh)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: BellePoses – “Aylla” (Bento, Beer Bottles included)

Prop: DRD – “Sidewalk Penthouse” (Group Gift August 2018)

Location

Wicca’s Originals

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

OMG it is BoM!!!

And again I am coming to you with the new Evolution Line of LeLutka heads – this time with Nova!

The new Evolution Line of LeLUTKA, does hold so many amazing news for the heads that you really need some time until you have them figured out fully and every second is worth it. Today I decided to go with the “mature” feature of the materials. When I took a closer look I was able to see all the cute wrinkles at the outer eye corners and the cool ones on my forehead and between the eyes above the nose. I guess that will be my everyday look now for the new head generation, as I love t to not look like a young woman anymore after all that time I was in SL now*grins* What I found out too was, that I can play with the intensity of the materials as well as the environment influence, which again opened a complete new world for me for future posts!

What I wanted to test now too, was if the amazing Axis HUD from LeLutka would still work with the new heads and – surprise surprise – it DOES! That means even if i got so many new moods and expressions I still may do my own or alter the ones that are included in the HUD.

I never was full sold on the new BoM features besides the new LeLutka heads, so I was fooling around quite a while with a BoM head and a non BoM body. Since it seems to become more and more popular (even if I still do not really see the mega advantage of it for the body) I thought I will give it a try with the “Maitreya Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD” for the Maitreya Body which is sold on MP for 0 L$ (link to the item in my credits below). What I do like with the Maitreya body, is that I still can use my appliers in addition to the new BoM feature and my alpha HUD still works normal.

So what better I could try first on my BoM enabled body than wearing one of my most favorite designers from the past days… LeeZu!!! She sadly left Second Life quite a while ago but I still have EVERYTHING I ever got and bought from LeeZu in the past. I was working there for years as a store model and LeeZu, Barb and GM became true friends of mine. With that feelings and emotions behind it, I never was able to delete all the amazing creations and now, since we can wear layer clothing again, it was the first I tried!

And guess what… it worked! With her texture skills it even looks kick ass awesome on the BoM body. Her textures always were super detailed and knife sharp so she was already ahead of her time back then, which is no surprise to me as she always was one of the very best if it came to texturing and creating her own textures.

So even if I am still not really  a stalwart supporter of the cause, I definitely enjoy wearing all my LeeZu goodies again for now! We will see what the new BoM adventure will have for me the more I take my look into it 😉

Clothing

Top: ::RMN:: – “Kimi Urban Top Black” (Maitreya)

Pants: [LeeZu] – “Madison Pants / black” (System Layer/BoM)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Farah Tassel Boots – Suede – Botique” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings & Piercings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gacha Set Blade/Tag/Heart Broke” (Gacha, Ultrarare, Rare)

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Chocolate”

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Black Magic Eyeshadow – 04” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Babygoth Makeup Palette – lipstick 01” (BoM)

Face: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nova 1.0”

Skin Head: [Glam Affair] – “Blake Layer [LeLutka] 003 E” (BoM)

Skin Body: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 003” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD”

Tattoo: Von Noir Tattoo – “Persephoneia (Fresh)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity & Fairey Poses

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

Backdrop: FOXCITY x HoS – “Photo Booth – Bright Lights (Black)”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Am I Beautiful Yet?”

“Am I Beautiful Yet?”
I’ve blinded my eyes with ornament. Replaced my limbs with ornament. Cut out my organs for ornament. Am I beautiful yet? I can dance for you. Watch me. I will never stop dancing. Never stop watching. Never. Stop. Or else.

For the the theme of ‘Freak Show’, I’ve put together this circus ballerina. Her limbs are wrapped in gold with pink accents, as well as barbs, some tinted with blood. Ballet is known for being brutal in its precision, and this type of decoration carries the metaphor visually.

Her face is obscured by a mask of similar style. Floral designs, especially that of the thorny rose, are prominently featured here almost like a religious icon. It is perhaps one of the most eye catching pieces of the style, in part representing her inability to see the world for what it is. She is blinded by her preconception of what beauty is, and is unable to appreciate the world around her.

Finally to pull it all together, the most unsettling piece is her torso body mod. Many strive for an hourglass shape, but the tragic ballerina has assumed a literal hourglass, complete with animated sands. Yet another clever visual metaphor representing the years of life she’s shaved off by taking her pursuit of the beauty ideal to unhealthy lengths and destroying parts of herself in the process.

The entire style combines fragility, obsession, suffering, and horror into a form of visual storytelling, in order to tell a very tragic story.

As stated above, the look was made for a special show hosted by Madd Modelz on the amazing “Uri Jefferson’s Freakshow” sim (SURL). We all had to write our own descriptions for our styles and presentation and I had in mind what I wanted to say but since I am not a native English speaker, it mostly doesn’t sound as I want it to be. This time I had great help from a dear friend – Tour Blanche, the partner of my sweet sister Consuela Blanche. He is a god with words and made my idea sound so amazing, that I could not just have it for the show. I wanted them to be visible for longer than the few minutes of the show and he allowed me to post them here on my blog. Thank you for that Tour ♥

Clothing

Outfit: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Hourglass Body” (Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: N-Core – “Ballet” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: aisling – “Nura”

Headpiece: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Decima Mask – Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Arm/Hand Wraps & Nails: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Chronos Arms” (Gacha, Rare)

Leg Wraps: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Chronos Legs” (Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Runa”

Makeup: .::Nanika::. – “Gold Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup 2: CURELESS[+] – “Noel Set” (Omega Applier)

Eyelashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Aida 3.4”

Eyes: -SU!– – “Aure Eyes” (Group Gift)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Neck: CURELESS[+] – “Dog Bites” (Omega Applier)

Knees: Izzie’s – “Knee Wounds” (Maitreya Applier)

Skin: CURELESS[+] – “Morphine” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Set:

Backdrop: Chaotic Creative – “Center Stage Scenebox” (not anymore available)

Circus Ring: Chaotic Creative – “Aerial Dolls Trapeze” (not anymore available)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

You only have to look at Her straight on to see Her…

TUNES

“The cavern cracked and groaned. Dirt, rocks, and glow worms rained on their heads. With a wave of panic, Andy swung around and dashed into the next cavern. “Run!” The ceiling collapsed. Behind him, Medusa laughed, her snakes still hissing.”
[A.P. Mobley, The Helm of Darkness]

Finally my favorite season arrived… October is here!!!

Now I can be freaky, scary and dark without being asked if I am ok or being called weird and a freak – not that I do really care during the year, but these days I can feel “normal” *giggles*

So the first one today – kinda my annual brake-free – features some new releases from Salt & Pepper and Nefekalum Tattoos and some of my long time favorites like CURELESS[+], UTOPIA@Design, Avanti and one of our latest releases, as it did fit in so nicely.

First I wanted to do a scary Medusa typical picture and the Salt release her “Guardian” for the Salem event. I t looked so cool, that I could not wait for another post and so I gave myself the challenge to find an idea, how I could use both. The result was the vision of a gatekeeper for an old, mystic cave with lots of cobwebs and spiders.

Recently I love to play with lights and projectors, as well as with new Photoshop tricks a lot. The result is, that I tend to use a plain dark background, to be able to add in some layers and basically try create the background in Photoshop. With additional lights and my new drawing pad it is a lot of fun to play with different brushes and as well even draw parts of it – even if iI really need more practice with that damn pad and pencil. Sometimes It feels even more easy to draw with the computer mouse, even if that sounds ridiculous for those who have more experiences with it.

I always loved strong contrasts. With many of my past pictures I wanted more depth as Second Life had to offer and now finally I found a way how I can do that with some tricks I found in Youtube tutorials. It took a while until they did what I wanted, but for me it was worth the time and I really found new inspiration and motivation with learning new techniques. It felt like unlocking new doors to have more possibilities to achieve what I was looking for a long time. I am still practicing and with every new picture I come closer to what I desire.

I lately was talking to a sweet lady, which I recently feel like a good friend. She does the wonderful sweet and smooth art, which I tried a lot of times but never could do – maybe it just isn’t in me or I did not yet find it… it always feels awkward when I try to do this kind of pictures and moods. She helped me with my tribute for Autumn Rose a lot, as that required exactly that way of art (HERE).

In the past it felt like I would have to have the ability to feature all kind of styles, but the more I turn into my personal favorite direction, the more I feel secure and my pictures do have way more impact  – at least it does feel like that!

I am not saying I will not still try other things, but I took the pressure of myself that I HAVE TO do so. For now I will do enjoy the dark season as much as I can and hope that I can get all my ideas done in time, before the cozy Christmas times will start… or maybe the dark times turn into dark scary “Krismus”? *eyes “The Nightmare before Christmas” DVD over there in the shelf*

Clothing

Outfit: Scandalize – “Nicole Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Ryn Gloves (Scales)” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons V2” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Halloween – V2” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Dragon Skelleton & Spider Legs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “The Guardian” – NEW @ Salem

Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger (Black Out+Gold)” (Maitreya)

Tounge Piercings: LeLutka – “BDYART-TBRBL” (Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Medusa Head Dress” (Part of the Outfit Medusa) – NEW @ UBER

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Shaman Series – Fire” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Black Lipstick” (Maitreya Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Seerees Eyes”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Symphony

VERSUS Magazine Spring/Summer 2019: https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_magazine_spring_summer_2019

I’ve been hearing symphonies
Before all I heard was silence
A rhapsody for you and me
And every melody is timeless
Life was stringing me along
Then you came and you cut me loose
Was solo singing on my own
Now I can’t find the key without you

I just wanna be part of your symphony
Will you hold me tight and not let go?
Symphony

[Clean Bandit]

Accessories

Earrings: Aurealis Jewellery – “Arena Earrings”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: lock&tuft – “Stranded (woman fit1)”

Hairbase: MINA Hair – “Myla” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup & Lipstick: ALMA – “Symphony” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Face Mod: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props

Poses & Violin: Le Poppycock – “*Necromantic* The Oldest Song”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin