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TUNES

“The cavern cracked and groaned. Dirt, rocks, and glow worms rained on their heads. With a wave of panic, Andy swung around and dashed into the next cavern. “Run!” The ceiling collapsed. Behind him, Medusa laughed, her snakes still hissing.”
[A.P. Mobley, The Helm of Darkness]

Finally my favorite season arrived… October is here!!!

Now I can be freaky, scary and dark without being asked if I am ok or being called weird and a freak – not that I do really care during the year, but these days I can feel “normal” *giggles*

So the first one today – kinda my annual brake-free – features some new releases from Salt & Pepper and Nefekalum Tattoos and some of my long time favorites like CURELESS[+], UTOPIA@Design, Avanti and one of our latest releases, as it did fit in so nicely.

First I wanted to do a scary Medusa typical picture and the Salt release her “Guardian” for the Salem event. I t looked so cool, that I could not wait for another post and so I gave myself the challenge to find an idea, how I could use both. The result was the vision of a gatekeeper for an old, mystic cave with lots of cobwebs and spiders.

Recently I love to play with lights and projectors, as well as with new Photoshop tricks a lot. The result is, that I tend to use a plain dark background, to be able to add in some layers and basically try create the background in Photoshop. With additional lights and my new drawing pad it is a lot of fun to play with different brushes and as well even draw parts of it – even if iI really need more practice with that damn pad and pencil. Sometimes It feels even more easy to draw with the computer mouse, even if that sounds ridiculous for those who have more experiences with it.

I always loved strong contrasts. With many of my past pictures I wanted more depth as Second Life had to offer and now finally I found a way how I can do that with some tricks I found in Youtube tutorials. It took a while until they did what I wanted, but for me it was worth the time and I really found new inspiration and motivation with learning new techniques. It felt like unlocking new doors to have more possibilities to achieve what I was looking for a long time. I am still practicing and with every new picture I come closer to what I desire.

I lately was talking to a sweet lady, which I recently feel like a good friend. She does the wonderful sweet and smooth art, which I tried a lot of times but never could do – maybe it just isn’t in me or I did not yet find it… it always feels awkward when I try to do this kind of pictures and moods. She helped me with my tribute for Autumn Rose a lot, as that required exactly that way of art (HERE).

In the past it felt like I would have to have the ability to feature all kind of styles, but the more I turn into my personal favorite direction, the more I feel secure and my pictures do have way more impact  – at least it does feel like that!

I am not saying I will not still try other things, but I took the pressure of myself that I HAVE TO do so. For now I will do enjoy the dark season as much as I can and hope that I can get all my ideas done in time, before the cozy Christmas times will start… or maybe the dark times turn into dark scary “Krismus”? *eyes “The Nightmare before Christmas” DVD over there in the shelf*

Clothing

Outfit: Scandalize – “Nicole Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Ryn Gloves (Scales)” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons V2” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Halloween – V2” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Dragon Skelleton & Spider Legs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “The Guardian” – NEW @ Salem

Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger (Black Out+Gold)” (Maitreya)

Tounge Piercings: LeLutka – “BDYART-TBRBL” (Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Medusa Head Dress” (Part of the Outfit Medusa) – NEW @ UBER

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Shaman Series – Fire” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Black Lipstick” (Maitreya Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Seerees Eyes”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Girl Power

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A few days ago, as I was working my shift, a sweet girl landed. She IMed me and before she could say anything I remembered, that I know that I know her from a blog I found recently. Cierra Emor – cute sweet and a little rebel like me 😉

After we talked a little bit I had the feeling we should do a post together and I asked Cierra about it. First she said she would be too busy at the moment with her blogging for the FFL and I told her we do not have to do it right away, just when we both are free and wanna have some fun.

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The more we talked, the more I  found out what a sweet heart she is and when she finally offered me the friendship, I felt very honored 🙂 .

So I finished my shift and went back to my work, when all of a sudden my IM box rang and Cierra was in telling me she just put together a look she would like to blog with me. So quick it can come… *snickers*… and I asked her if she could send me a quick snap, so I could style something according to her look.

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She came up with a bad girl look in a short dress and when I saw this, I remembered the “Uruwa” dress I found at Collabor 88. I never found an occasion to blog it but with Cierra’s look it was totally perfect. What caught my attention for the “Uruwa” dress was the amazing texture and the open back of that sweet and short mesh dress.

To complete the look, I added the “Cat Tights” and the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” from LeeZu.

The wonderful “Birdy” tattoo comes from White Widow, made by the super talented Julie Hastings and the hair with the light windblown look I got at LeLutka.

Cierra found a wonderful place to mak the pics and we just tried several poses until we found a few matching ones.

The whole time we had great fun. Thank you so much Cierra for your patience with me and that wonderful time we spent together – I hope it was not the last time 😉 .

To see Cierra’s stylecard you can take a look at her blog [HERE]

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Details

Dress: R2 Fashion – “Uruwa” (mesh, Collabor 88)

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

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

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

Jewelry: Mandala – “Milky Way”

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Hair: LeLutka – “Pocahontas”

Piercing: [iN] – “Forever Left”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Birdy”

Poses: EverGlow

Models: Cierra Emor & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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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 🙂

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 🙂

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 Wardobe: LOTD 06/24/2012 – Rebel Yell

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OMG!!! Journey made a dress named after me!!!

God I nearly fainted as Herradura IMed me and gave me a folder with the new Prism outfit and I saw my name in the line… you can make a bet that I could not wait and imediately tried it on… the “Wicca” dress is a wonderful dress made of the mesh technique. It looks similar to the “Yoko” dress but it has a few tiny sweet differences. The little peekaboo at the top for example, that shows the cleavage so wonderful. The colors and patterns of the “Wicca” dress that I already saw are wild, crazy and colorful … crazy like I am :p

Journey.. it is a great pleasure to have aPrism dress named after me and I would like to thank you big time for that honor you have me with that dress and all it’s wonderful versions, patterns and colors 🙂 I am sure it willnot be my last post about the Prism “Wicca” dress  🙂

As far as I heared, the dress will be available from Saturday on at the Prism Mainstore 🙂

(Picture by Jezzixa Cazalet for Prism)

Details

Dress: Prism – “Wicca” /underwater – NEW (mesh)

Hair: Rawhouse – “Willow”

Piercings: [ni.ju] – “Monroe” & “Chain Chomp”

Nails: Love Soul – “”Square Orange”

Sneakers: Hoorenbeek – “All Star”

Jewelry: Ticky Tacky – “Cotton Candy”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /clockwork

Poses: Ever Glow

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News at LeeZu!

Outfit: LeeZu – “Sandy’s Petticoat” – NEW (mesh)

Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights”

Booties: BAX – “Booties St. Germain”

Nails: Love Soul – “Color Square”

Glasses: Solar Eyewear – “Nash”

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Bangles: Ticky Tacky – “Insomniac Bangles”

Skin: Silken Moon

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mesh News from Prism!

We all know the awesomeness and problems of the new mesh clothing in SL 🙂 Many designers already released mesh clothing and it really is a wonderful possibility to let the avatar look with certain clothes come more real. No more silly knee angles, no more skirts that fall trough chairs if you sit on. The idea of mesh really is a great revolution, even if there has to be done much more work on still.Everyone that uses one of the mesh featured SL viewers, can wear mesh.

Prism now released their first mesh dress as well. A wonderful short dress that can be used in all kind of stylings you can think of. I decided to go for a kinda Rockabilly styling, because I really liked that with that dress ;). Journey included 3 different sizes of the dress and 2 different alpha layers to make it fit better. For mesh you cannot anymore edit the prims, when you wear them, so that different sizes really make sense and with 3 options you pretty much have a good chance to make it fit your shape. For this post I used the “London Leather” version of “Adele” and I am sure if you make your way to the Prism Mainstore you will find many more amazing colors and versions of the “Adele” dress 🙂 Dare to wear mesh :p

Details

Dress: Prism – “Adele” – NEW

Scarf: Miel – “Lia Scarf”

Shoes: Redgrave – “Bonnie Boots”

Lashes: Redgrave – “Twiggy”

Earrings: Rozoregalia – “Hydra”

Bag: [glow] studio – “Spiked Around Bag” (Back to Black item)

Nails: Love Soul – “Retro Girl”

Piercing: iNFLiCT – “Moon Chaser”

Tattoo: iNFLiCT – “Eternity Awaits”

Hair: epoque – “Piggy Tails”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Festival of Sin with Glam Affair and Tableau Vivant

Horns: Glam Affair – “Fashion Cornus” – NEW

Collar: Glam Affair – “Collar B” – NEW

Skin: Glam Affair – “Vanity” – NEW

Lipstick: Glam Affair – “Vanity Lips 10” – NEW

Lip/Nose Piercing: Finesmith – “Externalized” – NEW (group gift)

Makeup: Nuuna – “Astro Glam”

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Black Mamba”

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Raptor”

Nails: [V] Couture – “Death Nails”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Stage & Poses: Tableau Vivant – “7 Sins ~Wrath” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Today at LeeZu – 02/07/2012

Jacket: LeeZu – “Jeanne van Dark”

Corset: LeeZu – “Sablier”

Top: LeeZu – “Keahi”

Tights: LeeZu – “Burlesque Tights”

Boots: LeeZu – “Street Blues Boots”

Hair: Raw House – “Willow”

Lashes: Panjen – “Dramatic”

Eyeshadow: L.Fauna – “Gold”

Nails: [V] Couture – “Death Nails”

Piercings: [ni.ju] – “Chain Chomp” & “Monroe Piercing”

Earring: Mandala – “Female Piercing”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Poses: Wicca Merlin

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Future Fashion with Finesmith

Again I was in a funny mood and tried to find a way to show case the new Finesmith “Aphrodite” set. In the end, after trying different looks and styles I got stuck on a future fashion vision. The set contains earrings, necklace, bracelet, ring, lip piercing and the fantastic helmet. Again yula Finesmith created something extravagant. I never saw a jewelry related helmet before in that way. She included this helmet in an awesome way to the whole set. The set is sold in separate different colors but as well a huge fatpack , where the jewelry again has yula’s great color change menu. The menu let you change the metal parts in 2 ways. The petals can be retextured for another color and the spiked as well. Also the gems can be changed in color with the menu. “Aphrodite does not only have simple metal textures that you can change in color. Every texture has wonderful ornaments that decorate the basic metal, very filigree and light but they add an extra touch of noblesse. The lip piercing for adds the edgy touch and is a cool accessorie for the whole set. The color driven set and all the single colors you will find at the Finesmith Mainstore 🙂

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Aphrodite”

Pose: Body Talking (special custom-made Pose)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin