I am a pants person but I am not a gown enemy!

Gowns – Usually something outside of my comfort zone!

Normally I am used to say, I am not that much of a gown person. Somehow that is true, but not because I do not like gowns! It is more the fact, that in SL you cannot do as much with gowns as you can do with mix and match outfits or pants outfits – styling wise and picture wise.

With a gown your poses are automatically very limited to something, that does not spread or move your legs too much. Sitting mostly does not work without damage on lower part of the mesh gown and in the past with flexies it was even worse, when all the prims were hanging through your body. So what is left… mainly standing poses if you do not just go for closeups or crops. To me that can become boring very fast as you have a lot of ambience in your picture or you just stand there in an amazing environment and look like as someone forgot to pick you up :p

The next limitation you have is the styling itself. Certainly you can play with several accessories, jewelry, shoes and hair but the gown itself you rarely can transition to something different that just the gown and not many gowns to allow you a style category change. Gowns usually are meant to be formal or maybe even goth but still somehow elegant. I do like twisting style categories and changing purposes of certain clothing and as well I am addicted to mix and match to create a new look for me, that does not look like the one I saw on the vendor.

Not because I have to be always different and unique, just because I want to get a connection to the clothing I am wearing, to make them my own.

Everyone has an idea about the character and avatar that they play. Some do like the beauty side, some like the more ordinary looks, or even do like the imperfection and some are just looking at things and get a vision for them together with their avatar. I never did limit myself to a certain category, I just went with the flow for every outfit I was given with free styling reigns. I am not siting here and have to force myself to get a different or certain look, mostly it just happens step by step with every item I add to it. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes dark, sometimes weird and sometimes just simple casual.

When I saw the amazing “Samal” gown from E-Clipse Design, I immediately had a vision for it. I saw a black gown, some funky accessories and color! Maybe even something color popping like I do remember it from the 80s ;). I first played with red and black, but for what ever reason it had to be a more striking color, something that does scream color at you – if that makes sense. I was trying some neon green and yellow before I stumbled over a teal shading. The “Tista” lipstick from Zibska did a lot to my color decision as well. I loved the two-toned stong colors so much and it was a headache to find accessories in the same tone. So I ended up to re-color our bento gloves from the “Joan” outfit, the “Oakes” hair from KoKoLoReS and my LeLutka hair base (thank god we have the tinting option!) to match the color of the lipstick.

The gown is a firework of texture/fabric combinations. You have a more cotton looking fabric for the straps, the amazing detailed lace for the waist part and then you get a satin impression for the bottom of the gown.

Maybe some will question the term ‘gown’ for this outfit now – I don’t.

It can be worn very elegant as well and if you are brave enough, you can wear it on a red carpet or to a dance event as well – Lady Gaga showed what can be called gowns and used like it 😉

It is always in the eye of the beholder how you define certain things but with the tight body part and the wider floating bottom it is a perfect gown to me 😉

The “Samal” gown and as well the awesome “Old Phone” glasses that I used for todays look, can be found on the ongoing Black Fair 2017 until the 20th or October. If you read this post afterwards I am sure you will find the designs in the main stores of the creators 😉

So after all I am not a gown enemy, I just need the right gown and the right mood to get a vision for style and pictures 😉

Details

Outfit & Accessories:

Gown: E-Clipse Design – “Samal” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Black Fair 2017

Gloves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Joan” (Maitreya, Bento, part of the Joan outfit) – NEW @ The Black Fair 2017

Glasses: [Since1975] – “Old Phone Glasses” – NEW @ The Black Fair 2017

Necklace: Minimal – “Chelo”

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Tista” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo:

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Poses & Props:

Poses: Foxcity

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

 

Butterflies – Black & White Experience

Sometimes, you see an outfit and immediately have an idea what you would like to do with it.

Exactly that happened with the “Siran” outfit from Zibska. In general with Zibska I have never a hard time when I am wearing one of her outfits, as I love er artistic view on clothing and design.

It was one of that days.. I stood around going through my inventory – telling myself I need to sort and clean that mess – and fooling around with unboxing and trying several things, when I found the “Siran” outfit from Zibska, which I got a while ago. When I put it on, the black and white caught my heart on the first sight. Yes – I have a weakness for black & white stuffs 😉

The asymmetric design with the huge black body attachment and the black butterflies on the right side and the more filigree white one on the left perfectly match the 2 colored body suit. The bodysuit as well is unsymmetrical with a long black arm on the right and short white one on the left.

Since I had butterflies already I felt the need for more butterflies and added some in the background that I got ages ago from Tableau Vivant.

The amazing hand piercings and claws are from MEVA… I know I had them showcased already a few times but they are just so amazing that I can’t take them off :p

The mask and the cute little key in my mouth, I found in a folder that I got longer ago :p It was made by Bauhaus Movement and originally there is as well a clown collar coming with it, which I did not use for todays look.

I really do enjoy black & white themes so I kept the background as well very simple. I hope you enjoyed the Black & White as much as I did 😉

 

Details

Outfit: Zibska – “Siran” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Legal Insanity – “Aria” (Maitreya)

Mask & Key: Bauhaus Movement – “Lethargica”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Claws: MEVA – “Bento Claws Dark”

Makeup: Zibska – “Folia Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Folia Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Wall Decor: Tableau Vivant – “Needful Things ~ Butteflies”

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Running Free!

2nc U Magazine: https://issuu.com/secondumagazine/docs/2ndu-apr2017

Details
Outfit: Salt & Pepper – “Enya”
Left Foot: Meva – “Aster Boots”
Right Foot: DRD – “Post Apocalyptic Prostethic”
Gloves: Astralia – “Ivy Elf”
Wings: Astralia – “Dead Bird Cage”
Mask: Astralia – “Selvaggia”
Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Leighton”
Tattoo: White Widow – “Chocolat”

Pose: Poseidon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.6”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.0”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Seductive Chic in a Spring Mood

 

Spring is coming! – At least it looked like yesterday even if the wind was horrible again today :p

To my todays feeling the “Plaisir” dress from [sys] just was the right match. The short dress with the high open, loosely collar and the seductive open back… perfect for the first few warm sun moments.

The huge cutout in the back really makes the “Plaisir” dress mega special. Only the thick brown leather strap hold the whole dress in place 😉 And look how deep the cut out is… you really have to be careful with your moves… 😉

I chose to wear some leggings under the dress and I know I had blogged those already before, but I really do love them a lot. The “Hisa Leather Leggings” from lassitude & ennui. I was so amazed when I put them on the first time, that appliers can look so realistic and actually do look like a mesh item while they are appliers ‘only’. All those shadows and lights , the folds and wrinkles, they are so realistic I really had to cam close to see that they are really flat on the body… incredible!

The super chic glasses are made by Glamistry and just were the perfect accessory for the look to give it an even more chic look. The “PU2003” sunglasses have a cat-eye feeling to them as well as a soft vintage touch, this kind of shape is my personal fave anyways 😉 It does remind me of those 50s pin-up glasses a little bit.

I really enjoyed the sim a lot after I was doing my shoots. I never was at Anduril before, but I am sure I was not there the last time. they have so many different corners there and all are built with so much love to the detail, it was hard to choose one for the pictures already when I arrived there and looked around. Sometimes it is really worth it to jump through the search to find a new sim, or even look into the destination guide of SL, instead of just using the ones you already know very well. It can be time-consuming, but you can find some neat places out there.

I hope you could feel some of my spring feelings for that post 😉

Details

Dress: [sys] – “Plaisir” (Maitreya)

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

Shoes: [sys] – “Lido” (Maitreya)

Glases: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2003”

Collar: [evolove] – “Mandy Horn Choker” @ The Avenue

Necklace: CLOCKHAUS – “Wooden Necklace”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Makeup: La Boheme – “Steph” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 005 [greys]” (LeLutka Applier)

Nailpolish: alme. – “Golden Threes Light”

Poses: Vitalis Animatum

Location: Anduril

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Let it Snow! – Winterfun with [sys] & EMO-tions

We really got some freeze days over here in Germany the past few days and a lot of snow!

That kinda was one of the reasons, why I wanted to do a cold, winter look in a snowy environment :p

The amazing “Morisette” dress from [sys] was in the actual BishBox, which you can get just one more day before the new one will get released. The theme was ‘Wild Winter’. The BishBox is a monthly subscription box for the urban, crazy and wild girls of SecondLife. Every month 15 designers contribute for an amazing collection of wonderful items. All you need to do is just subscribe or preorder your box. No more window shopping, just unpacking a box of cool goodies 😉

The mega cool necklace, comes from EMO-tions. I am totally in love with the “Hawk” necklace. It is a huge frame with an amazing non symmetric look, perfect for a casual style.

Because of the winter season I at least wanted to add a jacket, but not cover up the whole dress. So I chose one of the awesome “Jacket over Shoulders” from COCO.

For the shoes I wanted something flat, to get a more casual, cool look, but as well it should match the winter themed idea. In the end I chose some simple docs with two different high socks, which I found on Marketplace from Ducknipple. They have a huge color HUD for the shoes and the socks and the higher one just touched the bottom seam of the dress – perfect – as they would have been made for it.

The hair should be something loosely, smart looking and so I went with one of my favourite hair brands. KoKoLoReS always has some more extraordinary looking hairstyles, which look to me very modern and fashion forward with their wisps and wild looking strands.

I really do love my new bento head from LeLutka. The rigging is amazing and the animations do look so smooth, nice and realistic. I was not a LeLutka addicted before the bento heads but after testing most of the popular bento heads for over one week, I came to the conclusion that LeLutka definitely has the best one for me. It does support shaping in an awesome way even if you put your sliders to extreme sizes without breaking or destroying the mesh or make it look awkward. The price is as well fantastic for what you get. 5K for the full head with animations already in it and they even upgraded to an Omega support now. You can use all the amazing Omega appliers and they fit perfectly.

Since I was not using LeLutka heads before I had to upgrade my makeups a little and went to the great sale of La Boheme. There I found various, super cool eyeshadow and lipsticks. The “Stella” eyeshadow I am using for today’s post was one of them.

The location, is an amazing sim I found while I had one of my exploring days. It is called Neverfar. It is made with so much love to the detail and so many different corners that invite to spend a lot more time to explore than just for a few pics. I met the owner there when I was walking around and she was super nice and kind. It really was a wonderful experience and as well a very productive time 😉

Details

Dress: [sys] – “Morisette” – NEW @ BishBox

Jacket: COCO – “Jacket over Shoulders”

Shoes & Socks: Ducknipple – “Docs Vs1”

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Hawk”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Val”

Eyeshadow: La Boheme – “Stella”

Poses: ALIUD

Body Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.1”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

LOTD 10/16/2016 – Lovely Day

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TUNES

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When I wake up in the mornin’ love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And somethin’ without warnin’ love
Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day

[Bill Withers]

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Canel” – NEW

Shoes: Glamistry – “Peony”

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

Bag: PurpleMoon – “Safety Pin Clutch”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Simple Rings – Maitreya”

Earrings: Kunglers – “Gabriela”

Bracelet: Kunglers – “Isis”

Hair: [INK] – “Trois” (Gacha RARE)

Hairbase: KoKoLoReS – “Shaved Hairbase”

Poses: ALIUD

Location: West of the Rain

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – Ghee II

The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

THE RETAIL AREA WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY THE 14TH!!!

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

Details

Outfit: Ghee – “SS16 Tailored Suit” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Shoes: Ghee – “SS16 Signature SandalsPunched Pitch” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Summertime EasyLiving”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Francine”

Makeup: Zibska – “Lennie 11”

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No. 01”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Stunning News @ AZUL

Today I again have a stunning release from Azul to showcase for you.

The amazing “Esther” gown is a stunning and sexy dress with a deep neckline in the back. Just a small golden belt holds the dress in the back to just cover as much as needed with leaving a very sexy view on your back 😉

With all the ruffles and the amazing flexible prims at the bottom the whole dress gets a light greek touch. The wonderful golden bracelets and necklace are as well part of the whole ensemble.

For the makeup I wanted something very light and airy and my choice fell on the “Alida Solo” eyeshadow together with the “Flashes” lashes and the “Valle” brows.

The retro looking hair I found at the Vintage Fair, made by KoKoLoReS.

Details

Gown & Jewelry: AZUL – “Esther”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Francine”

Brows: Zibska – “Valle”

Lashes: Zibska – “Flashes 02”

Makeup: Zibska – “Alida Solo Seablue”

Poses: PosESioN

Deco: by Chiana Oh – “Rosettes Wall Decor” (recolored)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – Ghee

The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

EVENT OPENED NOON SLT ON JUNE 24th.

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

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Details

Outfit: Ghee – “Serenity SS16 Jumpsuit” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend Summer 2016

Shoes: Ghee – “SS16 Signature Mules Canvas Fiesta” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend Summer 2016

Hair: Kokolores – “Blanche”

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Summertime”

Makeup & Lashes: Zibska – “Via No. 01 Lower” & “Lennie 11”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Orange]”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – Azul

The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

EVENT OPENS NOON SLT ON JUNE 24th.

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

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Details

Gown: Azul – “Yulia” – NEW @ Ferosh Fashion Weekend Summer 2016

Hat: Lode – “Vintage Romace”

Jewelry: Mandala – “Shippoah”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin