Cyberpunk – What is that?

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting that tends to focus on society as “high-tech low life” featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as information technology and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Cyberpunk plots often center on conflict among artificial intelligences, hackers, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than in the far-future settings or galactic vistas found in novels such as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation or Frank Herbert’s Dune. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to feature extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its original inventors (“the street finds its own uses for things”). Much of the genre’s atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.

[Wikipedia]

Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.

[Lawrence Person]

Cyberpunk to me is a very interesting style category and not always easy. Many times I saw people confounding cyberpunk with post apocalyptic styles and the other way round. But in the end those are 2 totally different things. While you have kinda nothing to style from for post apocalyptic looks – basically you only can wear what you find, left over after an apocalypse – with cyberpunk you have all kind of fancy, hyper high-tech and futuristic accessories and implants in a sci-fi looking surrounding.

As well for the colors you have a very different choice. While post apocalyptic mostly uses, black, brown and all kind of grey shades, for the cyberpunk stuffs you see a lot of lights, electricity and mostly you have a blue, teal, green, pink and cold/neon looking color palette where you go from – besides black certainly 😉

It is very easy if you just type cyberpunk or post apocalyptic to google and then look at all the pictures and movies you can find. For me a typical cyberpunk movie would be Ghost in the Shell or even the Matrix Trilogy to just name 2 popular ones of so many existing 🙂

Maybe I will go over post apocalyptic soon too, since we are short before the amazing ‘Thereafter‘ event (https://thereaftersl.wordpress.com/), but I had a desire to do some cyberpunk today, because it is such a great style that rarely gets showcased and I really do love it a lot. We can do all the funky things with implants and not yet existing gadgets 😉

You should try it and be not afraid of looking awkward or funky in the first place.. I just can say when you started, it can become an addiction 😉

Only the sky is the limit since everything is a futuristic dream when it comes to cyberpunk  – and all of us have different dreams and visions of the future…

 

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Samara” (Maitreya)

Shoes: *DL* – “Baggers”

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Commander Headset”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Stars”

Rings: FORMANAILS – “Rings Simple” (Maitreya)

Weapon: Breach – “USP”

Right Arm: [Neurolab Inc.] – “EV3 Android” (Maitreya)

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 006 [blues]” (LeLutka Applier)

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Rigel Princess” (Omega Applier)

Poses: Poseidon

Location: [Neurolab Inc.]

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Shape: Selfmade

In Myself – The place to be…

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When words do not matter
When a touch does not reach
When loneliness is a crowd
I move into myself

When friends become strangers
When asskissers get what they want
When no one understands
I stay in myself

When dreams become nightmares
When a start is the end
When nothing has meaning
I am trapped in myself

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Details

Corset: A&Y – “Victorian Vinyl Corset” (mesh)

Pants: LeeZu – “Glitter Hotpants” & “Cat Tights”

Mask: A&Y – “Lumen Cyber Mask” (mesh)

Hair: A&Y – “Cyro Hair” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” (custom  made skin)

Makeup: Nuuna’s (different ones combined)

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Fatality”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Libra … in P!NK

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I am wearing Pink!!!

Everyone knows that I always say I would have a pink allergy and if I wear pink , I get pimples, my blood pressure raises damn high and I have breathing problems. But for a very few designers I can make an exception. And for sure  got some antiallergypills on my bathroom for even these 😉 For sure Honey Bender, owner and designer of Faster Pussycat, is one of them. If she comes up with such a cool and sweet outfit like the “Chopsy” showgirl outfit, I simply cannot resist. Make your way to the Faster Pussycat Mainstore and see all the great news she released lately… It is so worth it!!!

Outfit: Faster Pussycat – “Lady Garden Cabaret Chopsy” /pink – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Tranny (special cusptom makeup)

Hairbase: Miamai – “Hairbase” /black

Lashes: Miamai – “Catwalk Lashes” /Rainbow Warriors Purple – NEW (mesh)

Necklace: Finesmith – “Love is in the details” – NEW

Boots: NeurolaB Inc – “Ultimate Boots” /purple

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Cute Rainy News from Ezura ;)

Outfit: Ezura – “Rain Suit” /black – NEW

Hair: Bizarre Hair – “Electra”

Jewelry (incl umbrella): Finesmith – “Noir”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Fatality Ballet Boots” /black

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Outfit: Ezura – “Rain Suit” – NEW (special Valentine edition)

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Sue” – NEW (not yet released!!!)

Glasses & Choker: Finesmith – “Flames”  – NEW (Valentine Group Gift – still available!!!)

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Ultimate Hi-Boots” /red

Hat: Champagne! Sparkling Couture – “Precious” NEW (Valentine Gift)

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Modern Fashion Geisha at Faster Pussycat

Outfit: Faster Pussycat – “Kimono Jumpsuit” – NEW

Hair: Faster Pussycat – “Geishagasm” – NEW

Feather Boa: Faster Pussycat – “Velvet Goldmine” – NEW

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Activa Ankle Boots”

Mask: [AD] – The Cell”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Facetattoo: Nuuna – “AstroGlam”

Lashes: Mayden Couture – “Eyelashes V2 8”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

CheerNo for Back to Black

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Dex” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Dominic” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Outfit: CheerNo – “Fight.Sky” – NEW

Hair: LoQ

Skin: Silken Moon

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Apocalyptic Impressions

On the 14th and 15th of January Opium was holding a casting for the new Opium Evolution agency.

They gave 3 themes to all of the applicants. Vintage, Goth Couture or Apocalyptic. All the old opium models were allowed to cast and new aspiring models could try out as well, it was announced as an open casting.

After thinking about what I wanna do I decided to get for the theme that would be my own biggest challenge… I figured that many will go for goth couture as we all have our inventory full with black great clothing and accessories. Vintage… I really like doing vintage styles and I could not decide wich style I wanna go, there are so many like 20s to 70s and in SL you will find a lot of vintage stuff. So I decided to go for Apocalyptic.

With the theme apocalyptic I immediately have movies in mind like, Water World, Riddick, Books of Eli, Pitch Black or Mad Max. Kinda a post apocalyptic theme after a huge atomic world war, where people have to get back to the basics to survive. Ruined cities where a few survivors fight for their rights and surviving.

As you can see on a few pictures I was not the only one that came up with that idea. Malek Sahara as well dressed up for apocalyptic and I just asked him if he would pose with me for a few pics 🙂

I really had fun with this styling and competition for my self and to collect all the stuff together, that I needed. Together with some cool action poses and using the cool weapons I got it made my ticket into Opium Evolution 🙂

Details of my styling:

Jacket: Tonk Tastic – “Connor’s Jacket”

Pants: NeurolaB Inc. – “MESH Baggyz”

Shoes: Shiny Things – “Flare Oxfords”

Belt: Tonk Tastic – “Stielhandgranaten Belt”

Piercings: [ni.ju] – “Chain Chop” + “Snake Bites” + “Amped” + “Amaterasu”

Tattoo: Wicked Tattoo – “Live for Today”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “v3.7”

Earrings: Rozorogalia – “Hydra”

Scarf: grasp – “Skull Desert”

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Rookie” /signature makeup Wicca Merlin not for sale

Hair: EmoTion – “Elements”

Weapons: Breach – “USP” + “MP7”

Guest Model: Maltek Sahara

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardorbe: Corset Addiction

Corsets… nowadays many just see them for fetish fashion, but the history of corset for sure is way older and it was part of fashion way back in the past a lot more. I discovered corsets in my RL as well and I have to admit they change not only your look while wearing them, they as well changes you attitude and behaviour. Because I like corsets in RL, I certainly looked in Sl to find some good ones. The best I found, before I was introduced to NV Corsetry by Lexie Jansma and Lorelei Maggs, were corsets made of jacket layers and some prim corsets that never fit my shape or has strange alpha prims around. NV Corsetry not. The have awesome prim corsets that are made with an awesome script that allows you to fit your corset exactly to your shape in all directions. You can just resize it completely, but as well you have the possibility to change the sides on x, y and z coordinates. That means you are able to only stretch or make it wider only. For me a revolution on SL corsets! Corsets are so versatile and you can create awesome fashion looks with them. You should make your way and try them at the NV Corsetry Mainstore.

“To put on a corset properly is as much of an art as to make a corset properly” (Anna Held, Polish Entertainer)

Details

Corset: NV Corsetry – “Wrath”

Catsuit: NV Corsetry – “Wrath”

Boots & Arm parts: NeurolaB Inc – “Fatality”

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Holiday Tale”

Lashes: Finesmith – “Lashes 01”

Eye Decoration: Tableau Vivant – “Light & Shadows”

Nails: Miamai – “Myda”

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Antiope”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

A workers day with Neurolab Inc. ;)

As I got this cool, new mesh baggy pants from Neurolab Inc.,  I thought about what I can do to let them shine in pictures as they earn it 😉

After all the glamour and high fashion I thought I can try something different and make the “MESH Baggy Pants” for woman in camo and uni color, center of my post 🙂

So I thought of a ‘workers day’ :). As I can not go only with the great “MESH Baggy Pants camo” in white I had to add at least a white tank top, for this post it was one from Maitreya.

To complete the ‘working girl’ look I got me some welding goggles and a bit dirt in form of a mud tattoo 🙂

Shoes… have to match that look as well and none of my pumps worked*grins* so I decided to go with ‘dockers’ style shoes without any heels :p.

The “MESH” Baggy Pants” for females are available in different colors and fabrics. For my post I was wearing the white version of the camo style, but even the camo you can purchase in different colors…

If you take a closer look, you will see how detailed this pants are made. The pockets, as well on the back, look so realistic and with the ‘mesh’ feature even the knee part looks so cool.

As mentioned before if you are not the camo fabric type you can make your choice from all the awesome uni colors that you will find at the Neurolab Inc. Mainstore as well. The pants come in 2 sizes as well to make them fit best to your shape.

Details

Pants: Neurolab Inc. – “MESH Baggyz Woman” /camo & uni, size 1 – NEW

Top: Maitreya – “RB Tank” /white

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia” /natural 03

Goggles: TLG – “BrassLeather Goggles”

Shoes: Shiny Things – “Flare Oxford” /pants version

Hair: Baiastice – “Arisa” /black

Lashes: Amacci – “Beaute”

Tattoo: ViGo – “Dirt all over”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin