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

Spot on 2015! – Happy and Sad Moments

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Today I was in a very special mood. We are in a time of the year, that we call ‘between the years’ in germany the last week of December and the first week of January. It is that time of the year where we think a lot about the past year and as well about the upcoming one. Many try to find New Year’s resolutions, or things they would change for the new year.

I quit doing that as usually those things never work out like they should and why I need a special time of the year, to change something or think about good resolutions?

Still it is kinda a weird and strange feeling time with all those surrounding you and asking you about all this. I solved it for me with writing down the most exciting and wonderful things that happened though the past year and as well the most sad moments. Not for a special reason and maybe just to look back some when and remember better what I did in 2015.

I never was a very religious person, but I believe in certain things and as well some that are not to grab with my both hands. I really believe that there is more between heaven and earth than we think of and care about. Life became so fast and sometimes we just do not see the little hints and things that show is about exactly that.

That mood brought me on my styling and picture idea for today. In the spotlight of being questioned about New Year’s solutions, being like a puppet to not make anyone mad by really voicing my opinion and surrounded by mystical things, little positive sparkles that will lead me over to the new year 😉

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The 3 designers I would like to spotlight for today would be LeEnfant Terrible and Noke Yuitza and LeeZu. 2 of them are just 2 of all the wonderful moments, I was allowed to have for 2015 and one for one of  the sad moments.

LeEnfant I met a few years ago for the first time, but we kinda did not have the luck to get each other known better. But ‘you always meet 2 times’ is a quote, that we have in Germany. I am very grateful that I had the chance to meet such a wonderful person again and even more, to become friends with her. When I met her the first time, it was kinda just a designer/blogger relation ship and never anywhere near than what me and her share today. She became one of the dearest persons in my life. She is so creative, so strong and so unbelievable amazing, I really enjoy each moment we share and I hope that this will last a life time. I’m looking forward to even meet her in RL very soon and I can’t wait the day when I am allowed to hug her for real 🙂

She made that wonderful “Emma’s Halo” headpiece for the actual round of We <3 RP. The headpiece is available in gold and silver and it comes with 2 different colored veils and as well as a second option with filigree shining tear drops. I decided to use the tear drops, which shall stand for the sad moments of the past year. The incredible details and the very realistic details are just 2 skills that are trademarks for LeEnfant’s work. She puts a lot of time and effort in her designs and to me, she is one of the most talented designers with a unbelievabel amazing quality to her creations.

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Speaking of talent and quality, brings me to the second name, that I was talking about – Noke Yuitza. She is such an artistic and awesome mind and she is one of the rare people, that seems to understand my sometimes weird mind and thoughts. The first time I discovered her as a designer was in one of the past years arts in hats. Back then it was the “Maleficent Great Wave Hat” she released for her former brand Alegria, that caught my attention and brought me to her store. I found so many amazing and artistic, creative things, all with a special twist, which I realized is her very personal trademark. Every single piece she makes you can tell it is her creation. The amazing textures, the very special and artistic designs and lately as well the 100% original mesh items, which are materials enabled most of the time.

For today’s post I decided to use the “Etheral Body” with the belonging scarf and the “Atlantis Ankle Boots” from Noke Yuitza, which she made for her new brand E.V.E Studio.

The body is available in 7 different colors and comes in 3 standard sizes. Each of them has a color matching scarf to it, but I decided to cross colors and used the black body with the red scarf.

The body has a high slit at the sides and the cool “Atlantis Ankle Boots” in chrome and red were the perfect match to underline the sexy and cool look of the body 😉

The high slit brings me to my 3rd designer for today – LeeZu.

LeeZu was my first employment in SL ever as a model. I remember so well, when I was desiring to work at LeeZu so bad and filled out the apply as store model. Weeks passed by and I already had forced myself to give up as I was very new to modeling and probably I would need more experience in that field, as Vixie Rayna IMed me and asked me for an appointment to talk. Vixie was one of the staff and managers at LeeZu and she was responsible for the store models. The talk was led by Barbara Nicholls and Vixie Rayna and when they told me I will be hired, I danced around like crazy and nearly could not believe. I was told to meet with GM Nikolaidis for my official store model picture and you can imagine how that felt for me… my first model job and then in one of the most popular and fantastic SL fashion store. (more about that exciting moment you will find here: http://wiccamerlin.de/hooray-i-am-a-leezu-model/)

That was back in January 2010 and since then I was a store model and some when I even got asked to be the store model manager, what was one of the most exciting moments in my SL life.

This year this great job sadly ended after 6 wonderful years. LeeZu closed the inworld store and only is available on Marketplace now, where you will find many of the amazing creations for 99 linden only! Believe it or not it was a very sad moment as the LeeZu family with all the wonderful people really became something very special to me and 6 years is a hell of a long time in SL where time flies by so fast… I will never forget that time and all the wonderful people, that became family for me – Thank you LeeZu, Barb, GM, Vixie and all the wonderful and crazy fellow models over the 6 years!

Today I am wearing the “Brigitte Body Tights” underneath the high slitted body of E.V.E Studio. LeeZu always was one of the most high quality stores for clothing and furniture. The texture work of LeeZu was so incredible great and detailed, I always admired her work and she was one of my idols when I started to make clothing myself. The body stocking shows how amazing and filigree LeeZu was working on her designs and the love for the details, for every little fold, wrinkle and light – simply stunning!

I do not know, if I can manage another blog post before the year is changing and so I would like to thank YOU all, for following my blog for the last year, for always showing me your support, for giving me blogger reviews and I wish you all the best for 2016 and hope to see you again for my new posts!

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Details

Outfit: E.V.E Studio – “Etheral Body & Scarf” – NEW

Underwear: LeeZu – “Brigitte Body Tights”

Headpiece: Enfant Terrible – “Emma’ Halo & Teardrop Gift” – NEW (@ We <3 RP)

Shoes: E.V.E Studio – “Atlantis Ankle Boots”

Hair: Baistice – “Isis”

Lashes: SlackGirl “Panic Lashes Rave”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Disclosure”

Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 20”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Red2”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Winter Dreams

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

[Bing Crosby]

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Dreaming of a white Christmas… yes .. exactly that was what I was doing for the past days. I still did hope that at least a few snowflakes would show up for Christmas but… sadly not even a single one…

So I had to play with snow for the pictures 😉

First I wanted to dress up all in white, sometimes I like it when I can blend myself into the scenery or background as to me that usually makes it most dreamy and interesting.

I started with the “New Age” pants in white, I always liked those pants and the special shape of them. Then I added the “Orion” collar from [sys]. The collar covers the chest barley and if you move it shows more than I like 😉 So I had to search for something that I could use as a base to not distract too much but as well cover my body at least a little bit. I used the layer of the “Mummy Bride” of Ezura Xue. Just a few bandages around my chest and waist 😉

The shoes are from Wicca’s Wardrobe. The “Shenna” heels in white of the ‘Chic Edition’ pack. I already had a funky touch so I went for the amazing horns from Death Row Designs. The cool knee patches are part of an [sys] outfit called “Alcane”

Now I had to find a place with snow and after trying a lot of different sims which are just Christmas themed I found this wonderful little place. A wonderful landscape with a natural and realistic looking ambience. Sadly I forgot to LM the place and after hopping around so much I forgot how it was called *grumbles* But I will try to find it again and update the post then 😉

*UPDATE: Found the place again and it is called “Let it Snow”

I hope you all will have some wonderful, relaxed and peaceful days with the ones you love.

Merry Christmas!

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Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “New Age Pants”

Top: [sys] – “Orion Collar” (part of an outfit)

‘Unterwear’: Ezura – “Mummy Bride” (part of an outfit, store not anymore existing)

Knee Parts: [sys] – “Alcane”

Bangles: Edelfabrik – “Bonfire” (part of an outfit)

Horns: DRD – “Darkforest”

Hair: Analog Dog – “Pipe Dream”

Face Tattoo: Nuuna – “Zion 2”

Eyeshadow: L.Fauna – “Twotone Makeup (silver warm-gray)”

Location: Let it Snow

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Black Dreams with Circles

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And again the styling started with a hat only…

This time it was one of the contributions of Valsnia for the Art in Hats event.

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I was thinking a lot about that cool “Circles Hat” and how I could style it up. I tried various style categories and nothing wanted to look right. I wanted something strong and powerful, but still not too huge to hide the hat.

When I started fooling with the Scenery and all the amazing 22769 furniture an idea grew in my mind.

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A few days ago, I got this amazing tight dress from KaS as a special gift, and I  thought about, if that could work for my idea…

The dress has many different options to wear, but the long tight skirt with the sleeved top, looked perfect for what I was going for.

With the high neck collar from Spacegirl, I was able to kinda bring the circles of the amazing hat back to the whole look.

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First I tried all kinds of pumps and stilettos and as well over knee boots for the look, but all added a weird domme touch to the whole scenery and I did not want that at all.

So just went with simple not too high boots from Pixelfashion, wich looked right and perfect to the amazing furniture.

Overall this looked like a very modern set up and I really enjoyed doing this whole photo series 😉

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Details

Hat: Valsnia – “Circles Hat” – NEW (Art in Hats 2015)

Dress: KaS – “Corset System Dress”

Shoes: Pixelfashion – “Ultimate Boots”

Glasses: Meva – “Milan Sunglasses”

Hair: Mirone – “Becca”

Maleup: Nuuna’s – “Meta Gray” & “Zion 2 Black”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Red 3”

Sofa: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Somewhere beyond the sea Chaiselongue”

Table: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Black Side Table”

Lamp: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Brutus Lamp”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Dark Tales – Part Two

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(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

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Bodysuit: LeeZu – “Liquid Latex”
Top: GizzA – “Fur Stole”
Sleeves: [AD] Creation – “Black Rook mesh sleeves”
Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Renraku Pants”
Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cora Booties [Black]”
Earrings & Ring: SoliDea FoliEs – “Cube Earring”
Necklace: [MANDALA] – “LEGENDARY”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Kandria Headpiece [Black]”
Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”
Face Makeup: Nuuna – “Lizi Black”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 13”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Red 3]”
Nails: Nailed It – “Dark Set”
Pose: Del May
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Gemstones – THEMA Magazine – How to be an Obsidian?

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I again had the great pleasure to be one of the contributors for the THEMA Magazine. Taylor Wassep, owner and founder of that amazing magazine, always looks for different artists to make pictures for specific themes.

This time her idea was, to have gemstones as the basic inspiration. We could choose from a list of gemstones and certainly I wanted to have something with black. After i talked to Taylor we came across the Obsidian gem stone. That was exactly what I like and so I started to style something according to my gemstone.

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I already had an idea in mind for my set. According to that I needed to find something, that would let me sit and do some crazy poses without breaking the whole outfit.

So I started with the “Couture Leggings” from Maitreya. For the top I found an old corset from E-Clipse called “LaDominante”. That made a great base for some editorial pictures and poses.

To underline the Obsidian character, I wanted to bring in some lighter spots, since the gemstone itself as well has some lighter reflections.

So I took out the helm from the “Bellatrix” outfit  and as well the chest piece of the “Plaisance Deux” outfit, both from Zibska, and completed my look.

For the set… I wanted to have a jewelry box and the first idea was to make myself the gemstone of a ring in that box… it did not work out that way, so I tried to place myself beside the ring in the ringbox which I liked a lot more 😉

To see all the amazing pictures of the last THEMA issue please see the full magazine @ http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_gemstones

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Details

Pants: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings”

Top: E-Clipse – “LaDominante”(part of the outfit)

Gloves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Avicularia Gloves”(part of the outfit)

Belt: Armidi Gisaci – “Au Di Leather Belt” (store not anymore existing)

Accessories: Zibska – “Plaisance Deux” (part of the outfit)

Helmet: Zibska – “Bellatrix Helm” (part of the outfit)

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Zion 2 Black” & Corvus – “Fighter Eyeshadow”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Black”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Pink Wonderland

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Yes… it is me… in pink! But no worries I took my pink allergy medicals :p

Sometimes you get special moods out of situations. Exactly that happened today.

It was time to sort and clean a messy inventory again and to go through all the stuff that I bought lately and had no time to unpack yet *giggles*

While I was doing that I found the “”Alice” hat from [sys]. The cool hat comes in 3 different version and for today’s post I decided to wear the fob watch version. If you are not a huge friend of pink you as well can have the “Alice” hat in other colors than that 😉 The hat was created for the Alice in Sexyland event.

The pattern on the hat band reminded me of a wonderful dress got at the SAVIAD Anniversary done by FEROSH earlier this year. The”Neinette” dress in the ‘Fragola’ color matched the hat band so well with the fabric and pattern, that immediately the idea for today’s post was born. The dress comes with amazing spiked shoulder parts. The tight shape accents the fashionistas figure in an amazing way and the cleavage part has some nice cut outs and an amazing collar that surrounds the neck.

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The amazing face chain is one of our latest original mesh releases from Wicca’s Wardrobe. The filigree chain with the roses and the little gems hanging down added some playful and romantic touch to the whole look. The pack contains a left and a right version of the face ornament and ou can find it at The Fantasy Collective event.

The cool “Dragon Scale Bracelets” you can find at the current round of the Instruments made by United Colors.

To complete that lightly crazy but still sweet look I added the awesome “Tall Leather Thigh High Boots” from Slink in pink too 😉

The cool flamingo came with the creations from Gizza for the Alice in Sexyland event and the color modified “Ballon Lights” are made by Kyoot.

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Details

Dress: Zibska – “Ninette”

Hat: [sys] – “Alice – fob watch”

Head Piece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Romance”

Shoes: Slink – “Tall Leather Thigh Boots”

Bracelets: United Colors – “Dragon Scale Bracelets”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Feria de Abril Set”

Hair: DeLa – “Julia II”

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Fleurette Shadow-Red”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Wine 1]

Poses: Del May

Flamingo by GizzA

Ballon Lights by Kyoot

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Summer @ SoliDea FoliEs

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Nailed It! – “Cracked Set”

This time I have the great pleasure, to showcase some of the newest designs of SoliDea FoliEs.

But before I will put the attention to the amazing designs I would like to focus again on my nails… I realized lately that wearing nails is something so ‘normal’ that you tend to forget about and usually they do not get the spotlight they earn. My nail polish for this post was made by Giela Delpaso, owner and designer of Nailed It! and a very good friend of mine. She puts so much effort in her work… it is incredible what tiny filigree art she puts on her nail designs.

Today I used some nail polishes from her “Cracked Set”. Lately Nailed it” not only provides nails for slink appliers and a set of mesh nails, but as well the HUDs for Maitreya and Belleza hands!

 

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from left to right: SoliDea FoliEs – “Dolce”, “Uno.Mint”, “Flora” & “Dots into Spring”

Mila Tatham is back with amazing news and as well original mesh creations!

She made an amazing Spring/Summer Collection. Parts of her creations were showcased on the Saviad Anniversary and the wonderful FEROSH shows over that weekend.

Looking at her whole collection I was not really able to choose which dress or gown I would like to showcase first, so I put o all of them and snapped them to not be forced to just focus on one of them 😉

 From left to right we can see the “Dulce” dress, a short sleeve less dress with an amazing zebra print and a wonderful floral middle. Up next we have one of the Saviad exclusive releases called “Uno” in a mint color. The dress has a mesh basic and wonderful flexible prims added to give the whole outfit a very aerial look. The collar is attached to the dress already. The third design is called “Flora” and the name already tells what it is 😉 A beautiful long-sleeved dress that reaches down to the ground with an awesome floral pattern. Last but not least we have the cute “Dots into Spring” dress. I am addicted to dots anyways and that sweet dress as well has this pretty flower to attach at the shoulder and as well some flexible prims that give the whole design a very realistic look, even if I liked it without as well 😉

To see all the amazing new releases and original mesh designs of Mila Tatham, owner and genius designer of SoliDea FoliEs, you better make your way to her main store and watch around all the wonderful new releases and all time favourites 😉

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Details

Dresses: all by SoliDea FoliEs

Hair: Lelutka – “QCX”

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Mira-coal”

Lipsticks: all by L.Fauna

Nailpolish: Nailed It! – “Cracked Set”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 05/05/2015 – Back from Hospital… finally!

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Yay! finally I am back. After being ripped out of my life for nearly 2 weeks and being brought to hospital I am fainlly back home.

I just can tell it is no fun if you just go see a doc, all of a sudden all get nervous and want you to be in hospital and you did not even think about that possibility…

No chance to inform anyone, no chance to pack a bag with all what you need… yeah… wonderful :/

After having an emergency surgery on the same day the kept me for nearly 2 weeks until I fought my wy out before the last weekend, as they anyways just wanted to wait till it heals and did not do anything anymore. It can heal at home as well, I thought and found finally a doctor who thought the same (after talking to round about 10 of them :p )

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When I came back you can imagine how my inventory looked and I want to excuse myself to all designers who sent me stuff to blog, which I could not yet do because of the hot hospital mess. I will try to catch up one by one to get everything done 🙂

For this post I use pictures I already had done before I was gone for the 2 weeks, while I am snapping all the news I have to show in the next days.

We recently created the “Liara” catsuit in many different colors and as well in 2 different patterns – the one I am wearing and a tribal version. When I put it on, I immediately had a cyber mood and remembered a sim where I used to be a lot more often in the past. Insilico. When I started to walk around SL, this place was the most popular place for cyber and futuristic RP ever, so I wanted to go see if it still exists. It does! Even if it seems a lt more quiet than it used to be. It really felt nice to walk around and remember good old times and see a few of the shops there and I still have a hard time to not shop like crazy with all the amazing cyber and future fashion items… yes, I  guess you can tell I am a cyber addicted 😉

It was a nice journey to just stroll over Insilico but work calls me back to my platform… life has me back and SL too 😉

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Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Liara Catsuit”

Collar: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Dark Desire”

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Doro Booties”

Eye Piece: [The Forge] – “Face Art”

Hair: Argrace – “Arata”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: Elysium – “Eyeshadow Geometrica Line Silver”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Black”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Rock Set”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Steampunk with Dead Dollz & EMO-tions

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Steampunk is one of my favourite fashion categories. I love the mechanical ideas, the colors and as well the Victorian touch of most of the styles and designs. Not everything might be steampunk looking first hand but with the right accessories some might be able to transform into it 😉

Today I took the fantastic “Octavia” ensemble, wich Dead Dollz released for the Fantasy Collective. The amazing outfit contains skirt, corset and the shoulderpart. The wonderful skirt has amazing ruffles in the back and the tight underbust corset has amazing fabrics and textures. The “Octavia” dress is available in 3 different colors and I chose the brown one for todays post.

To cover the chest I took one of my favourite bras, the “Bettie Bad Girl Bra” from Faster Pussycat.with the golden outlines it went so perfectly with the “Octavia” dress.

For the hair i took one of the newer releases from EMO-tions, called “Tanja”- Tanja is a sweet updo with some smart wisps and a longer front, perfect for the steam punk look 😉

To even more point out on the steam punk character of the look I decided to choose my accessories from Pixel Box. The incredible”Steampunk Multi Monocle” together with the “Steampunk Clock” set wich contains a necklace, earrings and the ring – the earrings I did not use for this post – was the perfect addition.

The”Bird Skull” hair accessory, made by LoQ is one of my favourite hair pieces 😉 and so I could not resist to add it today again as it looked so sweet together with the book, it gave a little science touch, which I really loved. Such things kinda happen when you just fool around with your headpiece folder to find something that matches your look :p .

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Details

Outfit: Dead Dollz – “Octavia” – NEW

Bra: Faster Pussycat – “Bettie Bad Girl Bra”

Jewelry: Pixel Box – “Steampunk Multi Monocle” & “Steampunk Clock Necklace & Ring”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Twotone Makeup [silver warm-gray]”

Lipstick: {.essence.} – “Lipstick Nude”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin