Metallics Punk Vol #1 for VERSUS Magazine

Metallics Punk for VERSUS Magazine // Spring/Summer 2017 // https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_s_s_28a2017_af

 

I had the great honor to make a little series for the trend Metallics Punk for the actual VERSUS Spring/Summer 2017 magazine.

It was great fun since I could go crazy with something I feel very familiar with 😉

I am so happy that Shena always gives me free reigns on the trends she assigns me to really live my craziness to its fullest :p

Thank you Shenita ♥

Details

Dress: Melody by SALT
Jacket: Sina by LeeZu
Shoes: Docs Vs1 by Ducknipple
Hair: Lucky by EMO-tions
Bracelet (left) Karina by Kibitz
Bracelet (right) Swear Holiday by Lapointe & Bastchild
Necklace: Summertime Easy Living by Maxi Gossamer
Nails: Dominatrix by Koffin Nails
Eyeshadow: Donella by La Boheme
Lipstick: Nereza by Zibska

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Stand my Ground

TUNES

Stand my Ground

I can see
When you stay low
Nothing happens
Does it feel right?
Late at night
Things I thought I’d put behind me
Haunt my mind

I just know there’s no escape now
Once it sets it’s eyes on you
But I wont run
Have to stare it in the eyes


It’s all around
Getting stronger, coming closer into my world
I can feel that it’s time for me to face it
Can I take it?

Though this might just be the ending
Of the life I held so dear
But I won’t run
There’s no turning back from here

All I know for sure is that I’m trying
I will always stand my ground

Stand my ground
I won’t give in
I won’t give up
No more denying
I’ve gotta face it
Won’t close my eyes and hide the truth inside
If I don’t make it, someone else will
Stand my ground

[Within Temptation]

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Cassie”

Headpiece: [sys] – “Hecate”

Shoes: Elysium – “Sophia Knee High Boots”

Gloves: Asteria – “Lady Faith”

Nails: Formanails – “Stiletto Nails”

Rings: Formanails – “Rings 2”

Jewelry: E.V.E Studio – “Broken Chains”

Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – “Tallulah Drop”

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Whispers Gacha” & “Broken Chains”

Horse: C L A Vv. – “The Death’s Horse – Rearing” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dark Victorian Princess for VERSUS Magazine

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Look 1

Read the VERSUS Magazine HERE

When Shena assigned me the trend for the current issue of the VERSUS magazine I was super happy. She said my trend would be ‘Dark Victorian Princess – but in an up-to-date look’ and she totally hit my heart with that 🙂

I always had an addiction to dark stylings… black always will be my favourite color 😉

The victorian princess merged into a more modern looking way was something quit interesting and as well challenging. My first step led me again to Google and I looked for Neo Baroque and New Baroque looks as well as for modern Victorian stylings.

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Look 2

I never tried to copy looks I found… more to find my own way of the styles I saw. When I look for a certain style, I try to find as many looks as possible to get the essence of the looks. To me styling a certain trend, theme or category does not mean to copy an existing look of a picture I found. I saw that so many times for challenges, contests or castings – People just open Google and get one of the first 10 pictures they see and try to find exactly that look in SecondLife. To me that is NOT really ‘styling’, it is just copying an existing look without any personal traits or edges, even if it can be a challenge to find all those items :p .

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Look 3

Copying looks to me never was fun and thank god I did not have to do that too often. But styling an assigned trend or style is the most fun challenge I can imagine, when I can try to put my own twist to something, but still cover a certain look. When you can bring something alive, that tells a general story about a look but as well a story about yourself… I do not know if that makes any sense but it is what I feel when I do those kind of stylings.

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Look 4

Thank you Shena, that I was again allowed to be part of your amazing VERSUS magazine. I always love the assignments you are giving to me, because you always think about, what would be fun for me or what would suit me. It is always an honor and pleasure to work with you and for you <3

Details

Look 1:

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Johanna Dress”
Shoulders: GizzA – “Spiky Fur” (part of the top)
Shoes: Dirty Princess – “Madame Butterfly Princess”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Cassandra”
Necklace: GizzA – “Pure Romance Pearl Necklace”
Mask: Illusions – “Le Fleur Mask”

Look 2:

Dress: B E N D E R  – “Broken Dress”
Leggings/Shoes: GizzA – “Lolita Dress Leggings with Heels”
Sleeves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anne Gown Sleeves” (part of the gown)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair  – “Astralia”
Collar: :bijou: – “Couture Shirt Lacy Gathers”

Look 3:

Dress: Byrne – “DiamondDoll Dress”
Jacket: [SG*] – “4Minute Jacket”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Black]”
Shoes: MODA – “Lorna Laced Boots”
Hair: booN – “TYU321”
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Look 4:

Dress: GizzA – “Desi Cocktail Dress”
Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights”
Gloves: Likka House – “Carousel-West of the Moon”
Shoes: Miamai – “Karya Boots”
Hair: BURLEY – “Zia”
Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Danni”
Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop 14”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 18”

Look 1-4:

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Summer Trend 2016 – Denim Shorties (featured in Eclipse Magazine July 2016)

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Look #1

When Trouble asked me, if I would like to do a few pics for the upcoming (just released) Eclipse Magazine, I just said yes without even thinking about actual summer trends, as I really do love to take pictures and work with magazines. Then he immediately asked me, what summer trend I would like to go for… I did not look over all the summer trends the past few days, so I jumped to google to be informed before I choose.

While I was looking over all the amazing summer trends something immediately caught my eyes… Denim Shorties! All kind of shorts, mini skirts, used, with fringes and what not… That sounds like fun!

I told Trouble about my idea and he seemed to like it. First I thought this would be easy as I really do like denim in RL and SL, but I shall discover soon it sounded easier that it was in the end…

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Look #2

So first of all, I looked through my inventory what kind of shorts, shorties and mini skirts in denim I would find – hell I had no clue how many non useful things I have when I type ‘denim’ in the search of my inventory…

 Most of my favourite denim things are still layers and I did not wanna use old layer items this time… and the next problem – a usual problem with mesh items – sometimes different mesh parts do not fit over each other.

But after some serious searching, I found a handful denim shorties, which I totally love. Now I just need to style them. Because I was told so often, I always only do extreme styles and mostly dark and gothic looking ones, I wanted to do 5 totally different styles for this little spread in the Eclipse Magazine.

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Look #3

For my first idea – Look number 1 –  I started with the “Booty Shorts” from [M.o.w] together with the “Havana” short and head wrap from [sys], the first look went to a more boho type of style. For the accessories I went with the “Vilma” earrings and the “Sile” necklace from Kunglers paired with the “Wooden Bracelet” from artilleri.

Look number 2 is based on the “Briony Shorts” from Erratic. For that look I was inspired by a picture I saw from a country side advert, which told about the great lake sides in germany 😉 To achieve the summer casual look, I added the “Polly” top from Asia Rae and the amazing summer floppy “Laila” hat made by Zibska. For the shoes I chose the “Tropicana” wedges we made for Wicca’s Wardrobe (Yes Grand, we did that.. once *snickers*) The look I was going for,was something trendy, summer looking and as well something simple and kinda ‘girl next door’ looking.

The 3rd look, I wanted to do something more fashion forward in a hipster or clubbing look. I started off with the “Wendy Denim Skirt” made by GizzA. A super short denim mini skirt. First I added the “Dead Romance” tank from Mon Cheri, a tank I used for various styles already as it is a perfect top to go for many different looks and the sizes are made amazingly with the thought to wear something underneath. The mega trendy “Pulsar” glasses and backpack certainly come from [sys], the home for unusual and futuristic designs 😉 The cool boots I found at Stelloane.

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Look #4

For Look number 4 I wanted something that I would wear RL as well. Some loosely casual but trendy and chic. something I would use for shopping or just go to the university or drink a coffee out with some friends. I always liked the ‘college girl’ look even if I am not in that age anymore 😉 The “Boyfriend Jeans Shorts” made by Maitreya, are one of my long time favourites. With their loosely fit they are a great everyday wear. I combined them with the “Liliana Top” from Glam Affair and put on the “Batschkapp” we made as a gift for the Indie Teepee event. Even if I like all 5 looks that might be my personal favourite out of them 😉

My 5th and last look is some more native and maybe gypsy looking. The idea came out of some pictures I saw of american native fashion trends. The denim shorties for this style come from GizzA. The “Loose Denim Short” was a perfect start for the idea I wanted to go for. With the lightly dirty looking fabric and the ripped trims it was just perfect to add a more simple, and light top. The “Julia” top from Asteria perfectly went with the shorts and kinda put them more in the focus. The cool necklace was one of the first original mesh releases from PurpleMoon and the incredible hat and back bag again came from [sys].

It was great fun to explore and try different things for this special spread of denim shorties and I have to admit, I found some goodies in my inventory, which I already forgot that I have them 😉

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Look #5

 Details

Look #1:
Pants: [M.o.w] – “Booty Shorts”
Top: [sYs] – “HAVANA shirt”
Headpiece: [sYs] – “HAVANA headwra”
Jewelry 1: Kunglers – “Sile necklace”
Jewelry 2: Kunglers – “Vilma earrings”
Jewelry 3: /artilleri/ – “wooden bracelet”

Look #2:
Pants: erratic – “Briony”
Top: Asia Rae – “Polly Top”
Headpiece: Zibska – “Laila Hat”
Bag: [sYs] – “Leaf Bag”
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Summertime Easy Living”
Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2004”
Hair: LeLutka – “Vibrato”

Look #3:
Skirt: GizzA – “Wendy Denim Skirt”
Top: Mon Cheri – “Dead Romance Tank”
Shoes: Stelloane – “Heloise Boots”
Bag: [sYs] – “PULSAR Backpack”
Jewelry 1: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”
Jewelry 2: Real Evil – “Dark Queen Bracelets”
Glasses: [sYs] – “PULSAR Sunglasses”
Hair: BURLEY – “Sirah”

Look #4:
Pants: Maitreya – “Faded BF Jeans Shorts”
Top: Glam Affair – “Liliana Top”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Batschkapp”
Bag: SEY – “Bucket Bag”
Jewelry 1: Kosh– “Multiplex Necklace”
Jewelry 2: E-Clipse – “Fiocco Watch”
Hair: Exile – “Jill”
Glasses: HAYSURIZA – “Eyewear Kyoto”

Look #5:
Pants: GizzA – “Loose Denim Short”
Top: Asteria – “Julia Top”
Headpiece: [sYs] – “PANAMA hat”
Bag: [sYs] – “PANAMA bag”
Jewelry 1: PurpleMoon – “Montana Necklace”
Jewelry 2: Primagine – “Cascade Bracelet”
Hair: no.match – “No.Why?”

Eclipse Magazine: HERE

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ Couturier’s Docks in November 2014

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Today it was a super cold autumn day and you nearly could smell the upcoming winter in Germany. That brought me back to one of my latest releases I did for Wicca’s Wardrobe.

I recently made this special dark steel-blue colored ensemble of the “Charlotte Jacket”, the “Anakri Pants” and the “Jane Heels” for the Couturier’s Docks November 2014. The event started on the 20th of November.

The special thing for this event is, that you will find several items, wich are exclusively made for this event. Only 50 copies are available for a discounted price and once they are gone.. they are gone 😉

The “Charlotte Jacket” is a very modern looking jacket with lots of zipper and a wonderful white short connected to it, that peeks out at the bottom and the top.

I know that I made the “Anakri Pants” already in other colors but to that jacket the modern look with the grey highlights, looked so much better than just a jeans 😉

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The “Jane Heels” are new comers to my store in general, so I made one pair matching the whole look. I have one more pair of my popular “Locked Heels” at the event as well, since last time the shoes got sold out so fast and people asked me if I could not make other shoes matching  the last outfit*giggles* So this time 2 different shoes are available 😉

A few copies of all 4 items are still available at the Couturier’s Docks at the moment, so safe yours and take a look at Couturier’s Docks.

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Details

Jacket: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Charlotte Jacket” – NEW @ Couturier’s Docks November 2014

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anakri Pants” – NEW @ Couturier’s Docks November 2014

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Jane Heels” – NEW @ Couturier’s Docks November 2014

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Bitter Sweet”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Eyeshadow: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow [Black/Blue]”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dead Dollz for the .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

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Style Card 1

Outfit: Dead Dollz – “Inertia” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Hair: booN – “SMK876”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual”

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Makeup: Madrid Solo – “Spotted Owl”

Makeup 2: Nuuna – “Makeup v4.1”

Poses: Del May

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Style Card 2

Outfit: Dead Dollz – “1985” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Head Piece: SoliDea FoliEs – “Openmind” (part of the outfit)

Hairbase:EMO-tions – “Hairbase 17”

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer (MG) – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual” (mesh)

Nails: Nailed It! – “Goth Set”

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Makeup: L. Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow” & Elysium -“Geometrica Line – Silver”

Poses: *PosESioN*

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK: 25th of May to the 31st of May 2014

Witness the gathering of SL Fashion’s Bests as they unveil their visions for Spring/Summer 2014.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, a very much anticipated one week event takes the pioneer to display and express varied new styles in Second Life. The fashion fiesta, first and unique of its kind is a contemporary platform envisioned and designed to unite established designers with designers who aspire being “BRANDS” of tomorrow.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is envisioned tolead and promote designer’s aspirations and motivations to a Global Audience Arena is Second Life

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is motivated to showcase the pinnacle of Second Life’s Fashion showmanship.

Today’s event shedule:

MAY 30TH | FRIDAY

2PM TOTAL ECLIPSE SHOW
LEGAL INSANITY

4PM SL LIVE RADIO

6PM TOTAL ECLIPSE SHOW
LYBRA

Azul, BaObA, PosESioN & Nailed It! for the FIERA Spring Fashion Fair 2014 @ SAVIAD

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Azul as well made a beautiful gown for the FIERA Spring Fashion Fair 2014 @ SAVIAD. The “Claro de Luna” gown is a partial mesh gown with as well flexible prims that let some parts flow amazingly with every breeze of air that surrounds you 😉 .

The hat as well was made for the FIERA Spring Fashion Fair. BaObA made a few wonderful hats for the fair and the “Orchids” just was the perfect match to the “Claro de Luna” gown.

The beautiful “‘Spring Wedding” nails from Nailed It! are as well one of 2 super cute sets, wich you can find at the SAVIAD sim.

So I just had to find some jewelry and hair to complete the look. The hair comes from EMO-tions and is called “Yashi” with the high updo, I wanted to underline the elegant and still modern look of the dress and the hat.

For the jewelry I wanted something with a timeless chic and I decided to go with the “Talluah” set from Maxi Gossamer.

You still have the chance to look at all the amazing creations at SAVIAD until the end of the month. So better hurry before it is over 😉

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/236/249/2801

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Details

Gown: Azul – “Claro de Luna” – NEW (SAVIAD)

Hat: BaObA – “Orchids” – NEW (SAVIAD)

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Spring Wedding” – NEW (SAVIAD)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Yashi”

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Talluah”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant/Elegant 1”

Ears: Madala – “Simple Ears”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3 lumee”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “Juicy Eyeshadow Orange” & “SM Eclipse Color Eyes Silver”

Poses: *PosESioN* (SAVIAD)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Between LeeZu shifts with Malicia ;)

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Thank goodness for flat shoes! Standing in a shop for hours makes you notice each single bone in your feet. Usually Mal and I relax pitying our poor feet after a shift at your fave Cafe. Mal has tea, I usually go for coffee. Today though we both showed off the wonderful Yukatan Pants, a new release by Leezu ….. and with the flat shoes we even had some energy left to snap some piccies for you.

To know more about Malicia’s styling you can take a look at her bloghttp://silkenmoon.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/a-sip-of-tea-after-work-flat-heel-heaven/

The “Yukatan” pants are one of the latest releases from LeeZu and again she did  what I loved so much on some of the other designs of LeeZu. She combined pants and shoes. With mesh you always get trouble if you wanna add shoes. Sometimes the shoes get stuck in the pants or even they peek out of the pants sleeves. So what better solution you can have, than have the best matching shoes already together with the pants?. For the “Yukatan” pants LeeZu decided to add some flat, casual, urban looking boots. The details on them, like the buckles, straps and lines again show the skills and the dedication of LeeZu, that she puts in her designs.  Besides the new “Yukatan” pants I decided to go with one of my favourite jackets from LeeZu, the “Tasia” jacket.

The hair is one of the latest releases of EMO-tions. The “Brooklyn” hair is a short, casual and still smart-looking every day style. I am a short hair addicted anyways and the “Brooklyn” hair will be one of my favourites with the neat wisps that you have on top of a very modern and fresh looking hair style.

The cool belly tattoo is the new group gift from Silken Moon so you better run there and get it before it is gone 😉

The amazing furniture and house that i used for the pictures comes from 22769. For the food fair they made wonderful bistro with all parts you need to get the perfect illusion of a sweet little bistro where you can take breaks from work and let your soul fly and chat with friends 😉

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Details

Pants (with bootsL): LeeZu – “Yukatan” – NEW (mesh)

Jacket: LeeZu – “Tasia” (mesh)

Bellytattoo: Silken Moon – “Putty Naveltatt” – NEW (group gift)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Brooklyn” – NEW

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Pose (pic 2): Wicca’s Wardrobe

Models: Malicia Python & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin