Avantasia for THEMA Magazine

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Avantasia

(some when in the future round about the year 2525 maybe….)

Be aware of the life on Avantasia before you venture into this world in the climax of war and anarchy, their enemies, the sirens of Venus who else.Β  The Avantasians are a complex race but by no means should they be underestimated, from their flexibility to the swifness of their long sharp talons, their catlike movements ooze in deadly elegance and subtle seduction as they prowl their world in search for the ultimate in style to seduce their next victim…I mean mate.

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Sometimes you just need 2 to 3 pictures and you end up with 9 and cannot decide which ones to use. That happened to me when I made my pictures for the actual THEMA Magazine (http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_terraefirma)

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The theme was Terrae Firma, and we was asked to create pictures about a new race of the existing planets or a new planet. When Tayler told me, I was immediately sure I wanted to create a new planet with a new race.

I wanted to do something still fashion related and human but to the same time, futuristic and apocalyptic. I love apocalyptic movies and art and so I watchedΒ  a few of my favourite movies while I was styling.

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The first piece that came to my mind was the “Lucian Hat Nox” hat from Machoire. An incredible headpiece made of so many filigree parts and textured with such a great feeling for materials.

This amazing art piece is available in different colors, wich you all can see at the Machoire main store or at their website (http://machoire.blogspot.fr/)

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Now I had to find something what kinda showed evolution for the future but still has a human aspect for the whole look.

The head-piece gave a rough idea for the general colors, back and some kind of metal should be the basic.

So started with a super old but still amazing top from Muhi. One of the brands I really miss in SL as they always were up to date and very fashion forward.

I know some people are against wearing old stuff and tell always to delete older things, but I am going more with my belly feeling and keep old things which I really like to combine them with new things. That sometimes can make a look very unique, as long as you keep the general style up to date and modern. Certainly some things are outdated some when, like the super old skins or hair, wich automatically let you look like 2007 :p , but for some clothing pieces and accessories that might not be the case πŸ˜‰ . As well I would say there is a difference in wearing old things for a picture or on the runway as some of the older things just react weird with movement, especially if they have huge static prims or sculpties, wich can look better with a nowadays mesh prim that actually moves with your properly.

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To add a modern touch I put on my “Lavinia Leggins” in anthracite, which I made for my store Wicca’s Wardrobe. With the leathern garter belt over the leggings – one piece to wear – it got a strong and powerful look but as well some sexy attitude.

To finish the basic human look I added hells from Death Row Designs with some heavy chains and a huge plateau heel.

Now the challenge started to develop the human race forward to fit in the futuristic and apocalyptic environment, that I had in my mind for the new planet and race.

The first idea was the “Demonhands” from Death Row Designs. The sharp claws are important to fight and survive on the new planets face.

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I so many apocalyptic movies females wear corsets in some style and this made me add one corset of Trilobite over the “Asymetrical Bodysuit” from Muhi. And what should not miss? Some weapon looking accessories. Those I found as well at Death Row Designs.. I bet you can tell I love this store really a lot πŸ˜‰ .

Β The finish was the “Centipede” spine attachment, that comes with a wonderful tattoo layer. The tattoo makes the spine look like, as it would grow out directly off your back.

All the poses used in this post are from Del May, one of my favourite pose makers beside PosESioN or Corpus to just name a few.

And like I said in the beginning, It was so hard to decide between all the pictures I made, that this post is a little bit picture heavy πŸ˜‰

I would like to thank Taylor Wassep for this amazing opportunity and the great inspiration of her theme. The THEMA Magazine is for me really kinda an art exhibition with amazing stylists and photographers and I am feeling very honored that I was allowed to be part again πŸ™‚

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Β Top: Muhi – “Asymetrical Bodysuit” (store not any longer existing)

Corset: Trilobite – “Latex Underbust – Coal” (store not any longer existing)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings” (for slink mesh high feet)

Shoes: DRD – “Whoreheels” (for slink mesh high feet)

Head Piece: Machoire – “Lusian Hat Nox”

Arms: DRD – “Demonhands”

Arm Accessories: DRD – “Armor Female”

Spine Attachment: DRD – “Centipede”

Hair: Baiastice – “Agnes”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Zion 2 Black”

Lipstick: Oceane – “Jade Lips Black Silver Stripe”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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News from Miamai & Urban Lutz!

Outfit: Miamai – Lyssa – NEW

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Anna” – NEW

Brooche: Finesmith – “Heartbeat” – NEW at CHIC

Earrings: Finesmith – “Exist”

Boots: Pacadi Jasha – “Armadillo Plateaus”

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

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Trouble

Today, while I was driving home from RL work, they played an older song from P!NK at the radio – “Trouble”. I did not hear that song in ages and as I arrived at home I had to listen a few more times to it. During that I logged into SL and started my SL day as usually with making some styles for the blog, I saw that little note beside my keyboard that reminded me of styling a casual corset outfit, like I promised in my last corset post.

Still the song “Trouble” from P!NK was running on my itunes and I could not resist… so the casual styling still have to be done somewhen, as this one turned out very punky :p

But even that is possible with the corsets of NV Corsetry πŸ˜‰ Again I am very glad that I can show, that corsets have such a wide style range πŸ™‚ Even the music industry in RL discovered that again and again. Singers like Lady Gaga, Pink, Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) and many others include corsets in their stage outfits. They simply add a sexy and elegant touch to everything what you wear and do not disturb any styling πŸ™‚

For the shoes the choice fell on one of the newest Redgrave boots called “Bonnie Boots”. This boots really rock. You will get 2 versions in one pack, one with golden and one with solver hardware and sole. The combination of leather and cotton really makes this super-higheeled plateau boots perfect for every occasion.

To make the look perfect I added one of my favourite LeeZu jeans and a casual shirt as well from LeeZu.

But now it is time to switch the music and say bye bye to P!NK for now :p

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Jeans: LeeZu – “Robin Jeans”

Shirt: LeeZu – “Oui Oui”

Jacket: Cipher – “Riders Jacket”

Lashes: Detour – “Cactus”

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

Corset: NV Corsetry – “Pink Emo”

Boots: Redgrave – “Bonnie Boots” – NEW

Poses: oOo & Everglow

TUNES: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOk9XOzdgeQ)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

“Vintage Dream” @ Yasum

Again it is Yasum time ;). Azlyn Vaher released another awesome full outfit called “Vintage Dream”. This outfit really gives each avatar a young and modern look. It contains top, pants in 2 version – one long one capri – and the cool cute boots. What I really love on Yasum outfits is the incredible love for the little details. As for example you have an open safety-pin with a tiny label on the left chest side, or the amazing prims of the pants that make them look so real.


The top has wonderful wrist parts as well that give a special touch to the gloves.

The layers are made with so much input of work if you see the knitted texture that as well contains the suspenders, made of 2 lines in the front and one line in the back. If you take a very close look you can find one variation for the pants layer that contains sweet little garters that hold up the top part.. simply awesome. The shoes are my total point of view as I did not see before this style of shoes. The long ankle parts that lead overto the squared socks, the high plateau and the little decoration on the right side of the right foot with the smoking cigarette in it. I just love them. If you wanna get your own “Vintage Dream” outfit just make your way to the new Yasum Mainstore πŸ™‚

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Outfit: Yasum – “Vintage Dream” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Nails: Mstyle – “Perfect Hand”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 01/24/12

Top: Miamai – “Morrighan”

Pants: Miamai – “Milda”

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Diabolo”

Headpiece: LoQ – “Bird Skull Hair”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Hair: 3636 – “Jones”

Poses:Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Outstanding News at E-Clipse!!!

Oh my God!!! Thetra Blackheart did it again…

After the awesome “Celeno” outfit, she now came up with an amazing and extraordinary, fashionable outfit!!! “D.N.R.” is really something different. It has so many awesome details that I had to look more the once and even while I snapped the pictures finally, I discovered more πŸ™‚

The neck and waistpart is transparent so you can look trough and have the imagination of seeing the spine. The outfit contains dress, headpiece and even the great makeup layers for face and chest.Β  The whole outfits has moving textures it seems the filigree parts of wrists and headpiece appear and disappear again and again. At the top you have silver ornaments that as well come and go. The extraordinary shoes as well have a transparent part in the middle and the little objects inside move as well like little fishes in an aquarium. To see more of the amazing E-Clipse designs, make your way to the E-Clipse Mainstore πŸ™‚

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Outfit: E-Clipse – “D.N.R.”

Skin: Glam Affair

Earrings and Ring: Finesmith – “Lovely”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Runaway from my self? :p

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Outfit left: Angel Dessous – “Draakje” /bloodred – NEW

Outfit right: Angel Dessous – “Draakje” /black – NEW

Jewelry left: Finesmith Design – “Lovely”

Jewelry right: Finesmith Design – “Demure”

Skin left and right: Glam Affair – “Gio” /light – NEW

Hair left and right: Baiastice

Shoes left and right: epoque

Poses left and right: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shoe Mania at Mea Culpa – Part III

A few ago Tatanka Kaligawa again created new objects of desire for us ladies… Shoes!!!

The “Bullet” shoes are the first of 8 new pairs of shoes out of Mea Culpas latest shoe release. The delicate fabric decorated with this amazing rings are perfect to wear for any style you want. The heels are not just simple heels, again we can see the love for details, wich Tatanka always adds on his creations. As always you can change the nail color to every color you can think of with the great HUD that always is included if you buy Mea Culpa shoes.

“Burlesque” is one of the 2 pairs that shoes no toes and is closed in the front. Never the less you have a possibility to use the great HUD to change the color of the little filigree flowers on the outside of the shoes.

The 3rd pair of shoes is called “Diabolo”. ‘The very expensive fabric really caught my eye on that one. Again we have kinda peep toes on this one and the nails color again can be changed with the HUD. The sweet lines with the bow in the front as well make a nice decoration πŸ™‚ and the top part honors the shoes name, looking lightly diabolic πŸ˜‰

The “Empire” design for me has a very playful touch with the neat ruffles at the top and the bottom part of the shoes. The wooden sole and the metal rings make a great addition and give this pair or shoes a very special touch.

Our next object of desire is called “Poison”. Very special for me on this creation is the light glow that goes over the shoes. You nearly get the imagination of a wonderful crystal decoration. The sole and heel are made of a metallic looking fabric. With all this amazing details and the special fabric, they are a little piece of art.

“Quasar” is one of my personal favourites with the cool fabric that looks kinda vinylΒ  and the huge spikes. A really cool pair of shoes that really should not miss in aΒ  fashionistas shoe cupboard πŸ˜‰ it as well comes with the great HUD that Mea Culpa always provides for their shoes.

The “Speed” design all the steel and chains really make this style interesting. A few color parts that you can change in color with the HUD make it possible to match this pair of shoes to every kind of outfit.

Last but not least I have my total personal favourite pair of shoes out of the 3rd Mea Culpa Shoe Mania… “Trex” have a real interesting fabric the reminds me of reptile skin. The ankle parts and the big spike in the back totally catched my eyes and I fell in love with that pair of shoes. Again of you take a closer look at the heals you can see the love for the detail that Mea Culpa shows off in almost all creations. The 3 steel lines make an awesome match to the whole style.

So ladies… grab your purse and make your way to the Mea Culpa Mainstore πŸ˜‰

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All shoes by Mea Culpa

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shoe Mania at Mea Culpa – Part II!!!

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Matrix”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

As I promised… here is the second part of the last Mea Culpa shoe mania! Tatanka Kaligawa increased our ladies shoe paradise with new designs and ideas all around our feet πŸ˜‰

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Matrix”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The “Matrix” shoes captivate with their great and unusual heels. High heels with an amazing metal part that connects the heel to the sole. The basic shoe is made with a simple but amazing detailed texture and neat details. Wonderful sculpted toes with colorable nails in every color with the HUD that comes with, tiny little lines that connect the 2 big fabric parts that cover the foot with that amazing folds that make the whole shoe very realistic. You can change the main color to all colors you want with the big color matching field as well as you can match the skin of the foot itself to match yours.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Overdose”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Elegant and extravagant? No problem with the “Overdose” shoes. Very filigree the mixture of lace and opaque texture goes over the whole foot. Sweet little accessories with a sharp character decorate the “little blacks” in an extraordinary way. If you want a special pair of shoes for your little black dress… the “Overdose” heels of Mea Culpa are the right choice.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Darkness”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Or you go for the “Darkness” ones. Also great for every outfit but maybe a little bit more ‘sexy’ as the “Overdose”. The “Darkness” heels have a more opaque character and the shining black texture surrounds nearly the whole feet, just toes and back feet are free for the typical sexy high heel look. The white ornaments give an awesome touch to the whole design.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Zen”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Now we step on the asia path with the “Zen” shoes. The sweet golden dragon on the wooden heels give a cute basic for the perfect asian look. The ornaments on the fabric add even more asian feeling.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Zen”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

With the HUD you can match your skin, and color the nails in all colors you can think on with the big color field. Also the HUD has 5 pre-made colors for the basic texture as you can see in the pics above.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Vamp”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

“Vamp” is the playful one in this post. Fully made of lace you feet are totally covered except the toes and the back feet.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Vamp”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

Little silver ornaments decorate the shoes at the ankle and the sides. The heel itself has an amazing texture too. Another silver line that goes left and right down the feet. The main color can be changed with the usual color field of the HUD as well as the toe nails.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Joker”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

The last pair for today are the “Joker” ones. The main color is always parted in white and one of the 6 colors (black, red, blue, green, purple, gold & grey)

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Joker”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

A very cool feature you have on the back of the heel… the line that goes down the heel can be colored in every color you can think with the HUD as well as the nails and the skin.

(Shoe: Mea Culpa – “Joker”, Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin)

There we are at the end of the second part of the latest shoe mania of Mea Culpa… but I already heared Tatanka talk about new shoe designs… so stay tuned πŸ˜‰

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All shoes by Mea Culpa

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes ;) Mea Culpa again released new ones!!!

Again Tatanka Kaligawa, designer of Mea Culpa shows us he awesome ideas and skills of designing with giving us ladies extraordinary shoes πŸ˜‰ For today I chose a few of the new line… it will be not the last post.Β  The first pair of shoes I would like to show you is called “Blade”.

This ankle boots are really another piece of art of Mea Culpa. Amazing ankle boots with a lot of great options to fit every clothing and color you want it to wear to. You can change the basic color of the booties to 8 colors (blue, red, black, grey, green, pink, purple and teal) That makes it possible to cover nearly every needs. For the strings you have the great possibilities to change it to every color you want. The HUD as always comes with a big color field where you can choose every color you can think of. The great heels looking like spikey flashes make this ankle boots turn heads where ever you go πŸ˜‰

With “Player” we have another kinda ankle boots but with peep toes and an open back feet. Very sexy indeed those pair of shoes also changes the main color for the little squares and also for the outside flowers!!!

The squared part always keeps the white squares and you can change the colored ones to black , red, pink purple or blue. The nail colors can be changed via the HUD to every color you desire also the outside flowers! Even Huey Lewis & the News had know about the fact “It is hip to be square!” back in the 80’s πŸ˜‰

“Mailindi” points with its sexy animal prints. The HUD allows you to change the texture between those wonderful 4 different animal prints. The wooden looking great block heel gives the shoes a wonderful and sexy overall look that not looks like “usual” With the HUD you also can match your bare foot perfectly to you r skin. All the sweet little details like the buckles above the toes and the sweet strings that hang down from your ankle really make this heels to something special!

Dark, tempting and sexy the “Crow” heels appear. A fantastic black high heel, open in front and back with awesome silver decorations.

As always you can change the nail color with the HUD to every color you can imagine as there are no ready mae presets. The HUD works with a big color field where you can get every color from. The lovely detailed decoration on the show and on the heels show off the great skills of Tatanka Kaligawa if it comes to ideas and design!

Last but not least for today we have the “Eruption” heels. A wonderful black pair of very high heels with the extraordinary look that makes you turn heads. Again you can change the color of the nails with the HUD to every color and also match the barefoot to your skin. The toes and the back feet peek beautiful off the basic black fabric that surrounds your feet. The sole and the heel itself are again something special. The plateau sole adds a part of glam and the filigree heel also make as an extraordinary decoration for the “Eruptions”.

This is just the first post about the new Mea Culpa shoes and be sure part 2 follows soon πŸ˜‰

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All shoes by Mea Culpa

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin