Lost Paradise – What do you believe in?

I am not uberly religious, but some themes, which as well are shown in arts again and again, do catch my attention sometimes. I more believe in nature and the power of even that, instead of the church for example. Religion or the believe in god, spirits and ghosts are something very personal and we all have different experiences with that, so I would never ever try to convince anyone of my own opinions about that. I do believe in the thought, that energy never goes away completely (Conservation of Energy) and always gets transitioned into something else ๐Ÿ˜‰

For me tings like the Wiccan cult – or some older forms of nature based believes – are way easier to believe in than god or even the church. There was a time, where I did believe in god and as well the church, but that did end with the death of my father when I was 7. He died because of stomach cancer and all I wanted to know – when I was 7 – was “Why?”. Why would that god, that I did believe in, allow that a disease would be able to take my father from me, when I still needed him so much. There was a group for kids at the church, which I was attending every week and after my father passed away I wanted answers. They had none besides the one the church always uses, if they can’t explain something – “The paths of God are inscrutable”. Tell that a 7 years old girl, which is kinda ripped apart – not really working out well. That was my first disruption I had with that. Later, when I did grow up and started to try to get to the bottom of everything I was told and what I learned, it became even worse… I questioned why god would let it happen, that in a war innocent babies get killed – after I they tried to convince me, that war is nothing god does, but the humans as all have their own ability to make decisions – babies who can’t even walk, talk, speak nor make any kind of deliberately decisions.

I read the bible – more than once, as I wanted answers and I wanted to understand – and the more I read, the more I again questioned so many things… for example, how can I believe in a god that breaks his own ten commandments in the bible? How can I believe in a god, that allows humans to murder in his name? I was taught god is good! I learned I never will get answers more than “God must have his plan” or like I said before “His ways are inscrutable”- which was not enough for me, as I always want to go to the bottom of things. Maybe that is the reason why I personally prefer science and nature over religion itself.

Like I stated at the beginning, for me it is way easier to believe in the power of nature. Nature is very rational and there are proves, that some things do happen as we see it everyday. There is stuff between heaven and earth, not all will notice – or not all will/want to understand. So everyone has the freedom to decide, what he or she wants to believe in Germany, which is something I highly value. I know it is not a matter of course everywhere in the world sadly.

What I had in mind for this pictures, was a modern version of Eve, paired with the believe in natural powers and the Wiccan doctrine – Something nature connected ๐Ÿ™‚ (I still won’t believe, that the female should have been the only reason, that locked out the human species from paradise ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I LOVE the creativity of CURELESS [+] / CUREMORE, especially their gachas that contain those amazing, special and unusual/artistic torsos. This time it was the “Lost Paradise” gacha, which drew my attention. The gacha does not only contain wearable parts, but as well some cool creations for the scenery. The trees, which come with a HUD for the bones and the apples, the snakes in all colors and shapes and the apples on the ground are a perfect scenery. I wanted all kind of warm colors for the set and with the HUDs it was really easy to achieve ๐Ÿ™‚ I added some other things to my look – you all know I really love mix and match. I had some amazing parts, which I could imagine would fit so well, like the hand branches from .Drastic. or the cool claws from E.A.Studio. Iam not a fan of ling empty legs – I stated that in past posts already – so I wanted something wrapped around my legs and certainly no high heels ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wanted flat shoes… but I do not own many of those, as I rarely shop for flat shoes besides sneakers, heavy boots and those kind of style. So I was so happy, when I found the “Charro Flats” still sitting in my inventory. I know I got them at an event and then I never had the right look to use them – until today!

Again I was able to just play with stuff I got over the time and did not have to follow any deadlines. Sometimes I really do need that, as much as I enjoy blogging, sometimes I need my freedom. It is different, when you blog for a designer. where you have items you want to showcase in the focus in a very clear way, or if you just fool around with things. I really do enjoy both and I need both for my happiness ๐Ÿ˜‰ It feels like 2 completely different challenges to me and I do enjoy both!

Outfit &Accessories

Torso: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Eden Diorama” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Legs: Storybook – “Savage – Brown” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Charro Flats” (Maitreya)

Apple: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Eve’s Apple” (Gacha, Rare)

Headpiece 1: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Wreath (fire)” (Gacha)

Headpiece 2: La Biche – “Branch Horns (Toadstool)”

Choker: Moon Elixir – “Mushroom Thron Crown”

Hands & Rings: .Drastic. – “Walnut Hand Branches”(Maitreya, Bento)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [KoKoLoReS] – “Leighton”

Makeup: Zibska – “Kane” (LeLutka Applier)

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

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body; Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

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

Body Tattoo: Astralia – “Forest Tattoo” (Maitreya, Ivy Elf Gacha)

Poses & Props

Poses:

Foxcity

Set:

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Paradise Tree (Brown)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE -“Lost Paradise /Crawling Snake(Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Crawling HeadUp Snake (Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / TreeHanging Snake (Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Forbidden fruits (Fire, Red, Yellow, Green)” (Gacha)

Moon_Sha – “Wall Ivy 1 & 2 – Summer 1”

Little Branch – “WildGrass*1Li{Green}”

Location

Wicca’s Wardrobe (parcel beside the store)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Explode!

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There’s something I should get off my chest
I’m losing my mind and my life’s a mess.
Well everyone says do this and do that
Maybe they’re right
I feel like I’m gonna…….
EXPLODE.. I’M GONNA EXPLODE
It is so big yet I feel so small
It’s even in your shopping mall
Is my life wasting away
Don’t throw it away that’s what they say
I don’t wanna go out and fail
Yet I fail at home every day
I wonder someday if I’ll look back
With regrets on how I lived
Each way I turn I turn my back
Each time I turn I always look back
I’m trying to please everyone I don’t know how
I feel like I’m gonna…….
EXPLODE.. I’M GONNA EXPLODE

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What should I do I really don’t know
Should I stay home or should I go
Well I’m struggling with my sanity
Is my life crumbling in front of me.
Oh.
Do you know how it feels?
To feel like you’re gonna explode
Do you ever feel
Like you’re gonna explode.
EXPLODE.

[The Unseen]

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Details

Outfit: Sakide – “Impulse”

Shoes: :)(: Pixelfashion – “Vanina Boots”

Mask: PurpleMoon – “Lost Heart”

Nails & Handwraps: Formanails – “Scarabeus”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Tommy”

Scene: E.V.E Studio – “Broken Chains {The Bomb}”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Rings and jewelry for Slink mesh hands… Formanails did it!

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(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Nail Form STILETTO)

Lately Ivi Bing, owner and designer of Formanails IMed me and told me she made some new nails, rings and accessories for the Slink mesh hands. This was something I really missed so far! Since I have my mesh hands I do not wanna miss them anymore. you can find all kind of nail polish out there for the Slink hands nail appliers, but actual prim nails or jewelry not that much, especially not with accessories to them. So I would like to make a little spotlight for some of those amazing creations. There are so many more and some really amazing nail polishes for the Slink appliers as well at the Formanails Mainstore, but for today there will be some of the for me most exciting and extra ordinary sets ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the styling I tried to keep as much the same to not drag any attention from the nails, but as well I wanted some amazing ‘base’ for the picture. So I used the “Amita” hairstyle and the “Elbensoul” jewelry set from EMO-tions.

(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand - CASUAL-Nail Form OVAL)

(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Nail Form OVAL)

The “Form Oval” nails are mid long prim nails with a sharp top end. Via a menu you can change between different nail designs. To wear the nails correctly you need to resize your avatar hands to zero otherwise the nails and accessories go out of place. The Slink mesh hands actually react on the avatar hand size so the hands get smaller if you feel your hands are too small like it was for me you can try to wear a bigger size of the Slink mesh hands. I changed from XS to L ;). For now you only will find most of the prim work for the Slink hands for the casual and the elegant version of the hands, wich are the most used ones anyway. Just make sure, you have the right hand style when you buy some of the new designs ;).

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(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Nail Form LONG)

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(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Design-SNAKE Gold – R)

The snake is another amazing creation of Ivi Bing . The snake is wrapped around your right hand and crawls kinda up to your fingers. With the inbuilt menu you can change all the gemstones that decorate the snake body as well as the eyes. For the nails I used no prim nails but one of the amazing polish sets that you can find at Formanails too. The detail and amazing ideas that Formanails even put in their Slink nail polish appliers is just amazing. For this picture I used one of the styles of the Nailart 6 set.

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(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Design-LOVE SILVER)

Now we come to one of the more busy hand jewelry. All the rings you can see, are part of the “Love Silver” set. This set is available in gold and silver and with all the amazing little rings and accessories it is just an art piece itself. For the nail polish I decided to go with one of the styles out off the Nailart 3 polish set of Formanails.

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(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Design-JAPAN NAILS+RINGS)

Now, the “Japan” nails and rings are one of my 2 personal favourites … even if I love all and would not wanna miss one of them :p .

When I looked on those sets the first time I just thought I cannot believe my eyes. This super awesome and mega detailed nails and rings are really caught my heart. Just imagine how long it takes to bring a whole sushi with all its parts on nails… simply stunning. If you ever looked for something unique and extraordinary for your nails, the Japan nails and rings sets would be the catch! Every nail is decorated and inspired by a certain kind of sushi and the rings just are the matching table to them… really for me a master piece of nail art from a genius and innovative designer!

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(**{FORMANAILS}**For Slink Hand – CASUAL-Design-ORIENT)

The “Orient” set is something I would immediately wear in RL. I have something that looks very close in RL made by the Navajo indians. I love the way how the jewelry parts cover the hand and are just held by a ring that goes over the middle finger. I have no clue what else I could say about those amazing new and innovative art pieces that make your Slink mesh hands to something special. Thank you Ivi for making it possible to wear interesting nails and rings for the Slink hands!

There is way more new releases since Ivi really is busy designing new stuff and I guess in the moment I finish my post she will have again stunning new ones ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you wanna make sure you do not miss any new release better watch out and hop over to the Formanails Mainstore.

Chop Zuey & Nailed It! for The Style Icon Fashion Fair

Style Icon

ย Legal Insanity invites you to celebrate legendary style icons from the past to the present by visiting โ€œThe Style Iconโ€ Fashion Fair.

We challenged Second Lifeโ€™sย  most celebrated designers to create a collection inspired byย ย  those who have made a mark in their lives, who have inspired them and shaped their fashionย ย  style. Pick up exclusive items inspired by as diverse Style Icons as Vivienne Westwood, Jeanย  Harlow, Sophia Loren & Jim Morrison all in one beautiful sim.

We look forward to showcasing and presenting these iconic pieces to you as worn by Second Lifeโ€™s very own fashion icons in two unique fashion shows to be held on the weekend of the 21st February 2014

So,ย  join us and indulge your own personal style by celebrating the icons that inspire us all!

The Style Icon - Chop Zuey & Nailed It

For today I have the amazing contributions of Chop Zuey and Nailed It! for The Icon Fashion Fair.

The wonderful “True Romance” set contains earrings necklace and a bracelet. With the golden metals and the elegant black gems, this set really is a must have for every females wardrobe. You can add some wonderful simple and timeless elegance to nearly every style with the “True Romance” set. I can imagine more than one style icon out of different eras, that could have worn it ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

Nailed It! as well came up with a wonderful creation matching the fair’s theme. Giela herself wrote, that “The Style Icon Set”, a combination of bright and pastel polishes, are made out of an inspiration of her personal style icons from Grace Kelly to Lady Gaga.

So you better run to get this amazing 2 exclusives, before The Style Icon Fashion Fair closes ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 07/18/2012 – Sweet Dolly Doll

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New Mesh Pants at LeeZu!

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New,special & limited :)

Today I have another special creation from the Couturier’s Docks paired with wonderful new releases by LeeZu and EMO-tions.

The “Chino” pants are made for the Couturier’s Docks and they are only available 35 times in SL. The “Chino”pants from NYU are made with the new mesh technique and they move dreamy ith the avatar, no weird knee angles and no broken limbs anymore ๐Ÿ˜‰ The texture is awesome made with lights and shadows and again Nyunyu Kimono shows that simplicity can be the key for a wonderful fashion styling ๐Ÿ™‚

The ponchop is the new “Scarf Poncho” from LeeZu, as well mesh made and a perfect addition to the “Chino” pants ๐Ÿ™‚

The hairstyle, called “Tyra” is one of the newest of Mirja Mills owner and designer of EMO-tions.

The jewelry is belive it or not the group gift for may from Finesmith. A wonderful ensamble conatining earrings, neckalce and a triple ring with a wild nature texture ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sure you stop by at the Couturier’s Docks, EMO-tions and Finesmith to sure not to miss anything ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Pants: NYU – “Chino” – NEW – Couturier’s Docks (mesh)

Top: LeeZu – “Scarf Poncho” – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Cougar” – NEW – Groupgift May

Nails: Finesmith – “Bird Nails” – NEW – Hunt Gift

Hair: EMO-tions – “Tyra” – NEW

Boots: Baiastice – “Oxa” (mesh)

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Aleida for the Ashraya Project

Gown: Aleida – “Siobhan” – NEW (Ashraya Project Item)

Heels: *GF* – “Flower Pumps – Eve”

Hair: Amacci – “Pythia” /cherry

Skin. Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Changeant

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Geo”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Les Petits Details for the Ashraya Project

Today I have the great pleasure to show one of the first designs for the Ashraya Project (http://wiccamerlin.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/the-ashraya-project/)

The beautiful “Summer Breeze” dress with the matching hat… both made of wonderful shaped and textured sculpties .

The “Summer Breeze” ensamble will be available in 3 differnt colors. For my post today I picked the blue version. The dress is made in a wonderful aerial way so that you nearly can fell the light summer breeze that waves trhough the skirt. The huge ribbon is a wonderful detail, that adds a lightly playfully girl touch.

The “Summer Breeze” ensable will be the charity item from Les Petits Details for the Ashraya Project and such a sweet dress that matches the actual season in such an awesome way AND helps a good cause should not be missed in every fashionistas wardrobe ๐Ÿ™‚

The LM for this fabulous charity event will be given out soon and be added as soon as I got it ๐Ÿ™‚

For the jewelry of the look I chose one of the latest releases from Finesmith – the “Folieole” set in mapel. The wnderful colors and the unusual shape made the perfect finsh for my today’s look ๐Ÿ™‚

Details

Dress & Hat: Les Petits Details – “Summer Breeze” – NEW (Ashraya Project Charity Item)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Folieole” – NEW

Shoes: Maitreya – “ChiChi”

Nails: ::GB:: – “Cute Pearl Ring”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Taleen”

Poses: agapee

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin