Fears, Anxieties & Nightmares…

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I still cannot believe it… I was invited to an Art Gallery as an artist!

Not too long ago I was IMed by someone, that told me if I ever would have considered my pictures as art…

I was quite speechless, because until now I never thought about making art I just made pictures for my blog posts*giggles*

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But now I would like to talk a little bit about the guy that found me πŸ˜‰

John (Johannes1977), owner of the Windlight Gallery and the Windlight Magazine.

He and his partner, the lovely Emma Portilo, created that amazing place and Magazine that features new, aspiring artists as well as experienced and popular artists of Second Life.

To have such a place, is something very precious as you rarely will find something like that… giving young and new artists the same chance as already popular and well-known names.

When he asked me, if I ever thought about having an exhibition or show for my pictures, I nearly did faint…

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I really could not believe, that an experienced and well-known artist would consider my pictures art and it took me some days to get familiar with that thought*giggles*…Β  you can ask him, how insecure and excited I was…

He was so nice and kind and encouraged me for quite some time, until I dared to agree to try it.

Now I had to think about making art… what did not make it easier*chuckles*

I thought back and forth what I could do and I guess, I kinda ‘over thought it’ as I did not find anything that I thought would be as good to be displayed. Then I just slapped myself and forced myself to not think too much and just do what I feel.

The idea was to have several different pictures for the gallery, but when i started making some pictures I more and more came across, that I wanted to tell a little story with my pictures.

I ended up with 2 different series, which were born out of 2 totally different visions.

The first one is the one I have on this post.

I called it “Chased…” as a work title. The idea behind was that in our lifes we are running from fears, nightmares and anxieties, just because it is something we do not know better.

So the steam punk looking fishes are kinda synonymous for all those things we run from.

Sometimes we even feel attacked or even bitten by those and try to defend us and survive or get rid of them at least for the moment.

But what, if we stop running and turn around facing them?

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Maybe we can get them known better and all of a sudden they are not anymore formidable? It might not work for all of them but with some we maybe can make our peace after some time?

It might now work with all, but for many it can, at least for some it was like that for me. And in the end you might be able to go along with them like I did with swimming together with the fishes instead of always running from them πŸ˜‰

Β If you would like to come over to the Windlight Gallery and take a look at all those amazing artists and art pieces here is your limo :

Windlight Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Froien/172/109/23

While you are there and look at all the amazing pictures, do not forget to pick up the latest issue of the Windlight Magazine to be always up to date and informed about the SL Art World πŸ™‚

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Details

Outfit: r2 – “Kagaya”

Leggings: Sheer – “Leggings 29a: Very Torn Black”

Boots: Stelloane – “Heloise”

Bracelets: [sys] – “Khaleesi”

Hair: [sys] – “Micha”

Necklace: [The Forge] – “Chainlink Tassles”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Litzi Black” & Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy-Selfish Silver”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Insidious”

Fishes: 22769 – “Floating Boat” (part of the boat)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Petite Chat for .PENUMBRA. A/W Fashion Week 2014

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Outfit (incl hat & boots): Petite Chat (*PC*) – “Love at the first sight” – NEW

Bracelets: artilleri – “Wooden Bracelet”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva” – NEW

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow” & “Basic Cat Shadow”

Lipstick: { essences } – “Lipstick Nude”

Hair: Baiastice – Elon”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Somewhere over the Rainbow in Second Life or “Wicca in Wonderland”?

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“Somewhere over the Rainbow..”

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“Taste the Rainbow!”
Summer Hunt 2013
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What happens when color meets your favorite creators in Second Life?
Come and find out!

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For my first but certainly not last post, I would like to showcase the contribution of devousMind to the ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ hunt. Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of !dM, made an amazing corset outfit for the hunt.Β  The very colorful corset made of all the rainbow colors. The awesome frilled white pants, the sweet collar, the white fishnet tights and the sweet net train that brings back all the sweet colors πŸ˜‰

For me, the usually black loving person it was not immediately comfortable to be so colorful, but one by one I got used to it. First I added the yellow version of the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” from LeeZu when I came across the super cool “Codie” hair from Discord Designs. It had a rainbow coloredΒ  version in it and it was going perfectly with the “Valentina” corset from !dM. Each hair color of the gacha coes with a “Ripley” black hairbase. The “Codie” hairstyle was made for the gacha at the ’24’ event and usual colors will follow at the Discord Designs Mainstore after the event. To add my little rebel to the whole look i decided to go with one of the newest tattoos from White Widow. Julie Hastings made some new body tattoos, wich as well come with a tango applier for all those who love the new mesh boobies.

For the picture I wanted to go crazy with colors and items so I decided to put a lot of colorful candy behind and around me. I got a little bit the feeling of “Wicca in Wonderland” as I added the way too big teapot and the huge muffins and lollipops*giggles*

This is what you're hunting for...

If you are not sure what to search for … look the picture above. That would be the item you should look for πŸ˜‰

The “Somewhere over the Rainbow” hunt is definitely worth a try, as many amazing designers put incredible colorful items for the hunters.

Follow the rainbow trail to 15 fantastic designers and get a taste of their passion for colors – this list is intentionally super short, so you don’t have to TP around like mad. We want you to have fun with it!

The following creators took upon our little challenged posed onto them and created you a colorful hunt gift to remember:

β€’ Deviance

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carnivale/74/128/31

β€’ !dM deviousMind

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/74/92/33

β€’ Blacklace
β€’ Blacklace Beauty
β€’ Lil’Lace

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blacklace/189/131/41

β€’ Faster Pussycat

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Resistance/106/77/22

β€’ ::WetCat:: Builds&Poses

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/42/214/24

β€’ The Plastik
β€’ .:ellabella:.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Beautiful%20Machine/82/150/65

β€’ Studio Sidhe

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonsong/173/90/56

β€’ Illusions

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carnivale/209/92/33

β€’ ChiC buildings

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Demondrille/141/19/3630

β€’ Alice Project

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Juicy%20La%20Jolla/170/192/23

β€’ Pink Fuel

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/69/164/23

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Details

Outfit: !dm – “Valentina” – NEW (mesh, Somewhere over the Rainbow Hunt 2013)

Hair: Discord Designs – “Codie” – NEW (mesh, 24 Gacha)

Tattoo: White Widow – “Lady Killers” – NEW

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lumee”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 06/05/2013

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Today I was in a weird mood and just styled away. I started with the “Mesh Tube Dress” with the huge fluffy neck part, because I anyways was sorting my GizzA folder and I fell into my hands. I thought about a concept or an idea for the rest of the look and there was noting in my head at all, so I kept searching through my inventory and tried various things. Then I came across the new hat, that I got from Xenobia Foxclaw. She told me she will have a show in the beginning of June, where all her new hats get released. When I tried the “Jones Black” hat I was sure that this will be part of my look. Now the head gave me some direction in which way it could go. The hat turned the dress into a cool look for me, so I tried to find some leggings and overknee boots. The “Cat tights” from LeeZu were my choice and the light grey color went perfectly to repeat the light color of the dress. Together with the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” from LeeZu it really turned into some cool and young look. I remembered my “Fame Shades” from epoque. I had them for such a long time and did not use them for so long… that will be the time to change it πŸ˜‰

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Now I would like to drag your attention on the scenery. The house that I used for the background was made by 22769. It is a wonderful and as well very modern house. It has one huge room so enough room to built a wonderful hideout for yourself. The walls are mostly glass with a your structure and shape that gives you the feeling, you own an artistic and unique home. The house has 2 doors, one front door that you reach over a few steps and a backdoor that leads you out on an amazing terrace. The terrace has a wooden ground and some sand parts that remind you on those Zen sand places with those stones. The terrace as well has stairs so you can reach the ground again, since the house it self is built on columns. The grey, black & white colors made a perfect match and background for my today’s look πŸ˜‰

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Details

Dress: GizzA – “Mesh Tube Dress” (mesh)

Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Jones Black” – NEW (mesh)

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Glasses: epoque – “Fame Shades”

Ears: Mandala – “Omimi” (mesh)

Poses: Corpus

House: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Voronoi House” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 12/26/2012 – Asian Touch

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One of LeeZu‘s latest releases is a wonderful mesh combination of a dress and boots and as well the popular “Nif Nif” gloves are now available in mesh.

The new “Kaya Gown” is a wonderful mixture of a long and short dress to the same time. For the left leg you have a huge slit that shows off the whole sexy leg and on the right side the skirt goes down to the ankle.

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The “Kaya Gown” comes in many different colors and I chose the black version for this post, because I liked the combination of black, red and the golden ornaments so much. The super sexy overknee boots repeat the golden ornaments on the leg and as well at the heels!

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The inner of the skit brings back the red color that we see under the chest. Even the upper end of the boots carry the same color and little buckle that we saw on the gown under the chest. The “Nif Nif” gloves make a wonderful shape for the hands. The option to have hands and feet made with mesh adds a lot mor possibilities for the creators and as well makes them so much more realistic πŸ™‚ To finish my asian touch idea, I chose the “Warrior” hair from epoque with the 2 crossed sticks behind the bun. The huge necklace from Swallowtail I have for a very long time and by searching for an appropriate one it fell into my hands again πŸ˜‰

To see more of the latest LeeZu releases you can takeΒ  a look at the LeeZu Mainstore and see for yourself πŸ˜‰

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Details

Outfit (incl boots) – LeeZu – “Kaya Gown” – NEW (mesh)

Gloves: LeeZu – “NifNif” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: epoque – “Warrior”

Necklace: Swallowtail – “Gloomy Flower”

Earrings: *P* – “Monica”

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Etchaflech & Voluptia featured in the Maniera Magazine

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For the actual Maniera Magazine December 2012 (http://manierasl.mymaniera.com/) I had the great honor to be featured in a wonderful fashion spread of Lovely Miwako. She made a special corset themed article about how different corsets can look.

We all got sent different corsets from Etchaflesh and Voluptia and Lovely asked us to style them in a vintage non typical lingerie manner. As well she wanted us all to choose one tattoo that we wear through the whole spread.

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For the first picture Lovely placed me on the floor besides SterlingZen. The corset I was wearing for this picture came from Voluptia and everyone that knows me… I am a corset addicted even in RL, so to style the corset in a non lingerie way for me was like if you tell me I just won in a lottery *grins*

I love a lot the different vontage stylings from the 50’s to the 80’s ( it still scares me that 80’s are called vintage now too^^) and so I was going for my favourite urban look as well with the heavy boots and the tattoos and some fishnet stockings and torned stockings. The huge glasses and the pinup hair added the perfect finish for the look in my view.

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On this picture, I had the great pleaure to be with Katherine Comet a wonderful and classy Lady that shines at my side with a wonderful corset styling that reminded me a lot on the old racing pinups I saw so many times on that collectable retro/vintage, metal signs from coke or even others… not sure how they are called in english, mostly you find them in bars πŸ™‚

For the second look I was given the corset and the sneaker boots from Etchaflech. I added the neck corset as well from Etchaflesh, pantys and garterbelt from Maitreya.

Lovely did an amazing job in putting different ladies, diffrent looks and attitudes together to show a wide range of what corsets can do… weither of elgant, grunge, rocker, lingerie, vintage or burlesque… as different as we ladies are as different corsets can be used for anykind of styling, that you can think of πŸ™‚

Details

Style 1 (left):

Corset/Outfit: Voluptia – “Domina Lust Catsuit”

Hair: Plume – “Retro” /onyx

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Gloves: LouLou – “Crepsule”

Glasses: artilleri – “Gabriella”

Nails: Formanails – “Stiletto”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Wicca van Teese

Boots: Slink – “Tall Leather Boots” (mesh)

Tattoo: v3 Tattoo – “Nothing but Hate” & “Outlaw”

Style 2 (left):

Corset: Voluptia – “Precious” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Wicca van Teese

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /mauve

Fishnetstockings: Thalia – “Fishnet Pantyhose”

Jewelry: YS&YS – “Afrika”

Boots: [GOS] – “Triumph” (mesh)

Piercing: ni.ju – “Monroe Piercing”

Glasses: LeeZu – “Twiggy” (mesh)

Nails: Love Soul – “Retro Girl”

Stockings: insanya – “Stockings and Kneesocks n.4”

Tattoo: v3 Tattoo – “Nothing but Hate” & “Outlaw”

Panty: Maitreya – “High Waist Pants Low Vintage”

Style 3 (right):

Corset: Etchaflesh – “Sick Bubblegum” (mesh)

Shoes: Etchaflesh – “Midnight Sneaker Boots” (mesh)

Neck Corset: Etchaflesh – “Kalima Neck Corset” (mesh)

Garters & Stockings: Maitreya – “Allure Girdle”

Panty: Maitreya – “High Waist Pants”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Wicca van Teese

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /mauve

Tattoo: v3 Tattoo – “Nothing but Hate” & “Outlaw”

Jewelry: Ticky Tacky – “Hoopty Hoops of Love”

All Pics by Lovely Miwako for Maniera Magazine

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Today at LeeZu 10/16/2012

Today I again had my LeeZu shift and I decided to go for something that matched the weather outside ;). The days are getting shorter and colder – Autumn is coming fast :).

One of the latest releases of LeeZu was the “Her Day Blouse”. A wonderful mesh blouse with so many amazing details on it.

If you take a closer look you can see the beautiful scarf and the wonderful open pocket on the left side of the chest. The texture again shows the amazing and incredible skills of LeeZu Baxter and her genius ideas for designs. The blouse for me is kinda loose-fitting, cool casual style and as it was long enough, I did not need extra pants and wanted to go with the chic “Cat Tights” as well from LeeZu. To make the perfect autumn look I used another one of LeeZu’s latest releases, the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots”. To see all the amazing new releases of LeeZu for the actual season and many evergreens, make your way to the LeeZu Mainstore. It is really worth it, particularly as LeeZu has a summer end sale and some special items are set 50 % off the regular prize!!!

Details

Top: LeeZu – “Her Day Blouse” /black – NEW (mesh)

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights” /lightgray

Boots: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Nails: Mandala – “Female Nails”

Earrings: ::HH:: – “Ellisse”

Hair: (epoque hair) – “Warrior” /snow

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Sim: Mayfair

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Looking for Sid

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Pret-a-Porter Couture at Egoisme!!!

Lately Ramses Meredith, owner and designer of Egoisme, ran into my IMs. I love the way he approaches me every time we talk, as he comes on his point very fast πŸ˜‰ He told me about a new direction for Egoisme and that he would like to move more and more towards couture… Pret-a-Porter and Haute Couture. For the Pret-a-Porter he takes a lot of inspiration from the realife fashion catwalks and with the new possibility of mesh he made some amazing creations. For the Haute Couture direction he as well has his plans but that I will bring on a nother blog post.

For today the focus is on the first of 3 creations of his new ‘Pret-a-Porter Women Couture’ line. The “Lolita” dress comes with matching boots in different colors. For my post I chose the beige version. The dress and the boots are made with mesh and so you have an amazing movement for every step and motion you do. The mesh boots have no weird unnatural parts at the knees anymore and the dress just fits perfect, even from the past SL times :P. The ‘Pret-a-Porter Woman Couture’ line from Egoisme starts off with aΒ  cute and fresh summer look in a casual, but still chic style. So the new outfits are all inspired by european styles as far as I was told and the are still even if they are casual, have a lot of elegance, luxury and it will be all outfits you can wear more than just once on a special event. As I said the “Lolita” dress is only one of 3 outfits I got so far and so you can look forward to more awesome news of the new Egoisme ‘Pret-a-Porter Women Couture’ line in the near future on my blog for sure πŸ™‚

Details

Outfit (incl. boots): EHC (Egoisme) – “Lolita” – NEW (mesh)

Bag: HOC – “Leather Messenger Bag”

Hair: [e] – “Over” – NEW (mesh)

Glasses: Steinwerk – “Fee”

Posechair: Fluke

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black, White & Red – Square Fantasys with SoliDea FoliEs!

Part of the Spring Collection 2012 of SoliDea FoliEs are the “Optical Dresses & Hats”. There are 3 different versions in color and texture for this amazing new dress. For today I chose the ‘Square’ version of the amazing outfit.

The hat looks like one of the asian ‘Koi’ fishes and it is a very extravagant hat. I always loved how Mila Tatham, owner and genius designer of SoliDea FoliEs took unusual ideas and made them fashionable πŸ™‚ The short dress is perfect for the upcoming spring season and I really like how carefully the red color is brought in with just the few little red balls and at the hat. I have an addiction for black and white and for squares for a long time – yes I am a child of the 80’s :p. So this dress really got my attention even if the 2 other colors are amazing as well.

To catch the red color again I took the new “Play Cubes” earrings from Finesmith. The square shape totally made it to the dress for me πŸ™‚

Too keep the look in a modern way I added one of the latest releases from Urban Lutz for the hair.

To see all of the amazing colors of the “Optical Dress & Hat” and the “Play Cubes” you better take a look by yourself at the SoliDea Folies and Finesmith Mainstores πŸ™‚

Details

Dress: SoliDea FoliEs – “Optical Dress & Hat” /square – NEW

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Studio” /blackΒ  – NEW

Earrings: Finesmith – “Play Cubes” /blood – NEW

Fingernails: Finesmith – “Rave Red”

Boots: Ten”10Β  – “Megas Boots” /black

Lashes: Beauty Avatar – “Divine”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin