Winter Echoes in Spring

I am not in gown moods too often, but if it is such a stunning gown like the “Yvaines Garment” from Enfant Terrible, even my smooth and romantic side comes through 😉

When I put on the gown, I immediately got a dreamy princess feeling. I added the amazing “Winter Fur” as well made by LeEnfant Terrible – I am sure no pixel animal had to die for it and it was just handmade by the amazing designer 😉

The incredible amazing head-piece was made my Eudora3D. It contains the headpiece, face chains and a left and right side part. For my post I used the silver one but you can get a gold version as well.

The hair certainly had to fit with the head-piece and as well I wanted it to go with the fantasy and dreamy idea. My final choice for the hair fell on the “Helga” hair style from EMO-tions. Usually I use a blonde tone but for my dreamy ice princess, this time I chose to go with a white hair color.

The awesome “Wassail” necklace, which perfectly matched the headpiece, comes from Empyrean Forge. I adore their jewelry a lot, as it is always so detailed that you have to zoom in really close to see all the amazing details.

The location is one of my favourites as well – Winter Moon. The whole year you have a winter themed sim installation with all kind of different corners for amazing pictures.

Details

Gown: Enfant Terrible – “Yvaines Garnment” (Maitreya)

Fur: Enfant Terrrible – “Winter Fur” (Maitreya)

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Wassail”

Headpiece: Eudora3D – “Marina”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Helga”

Makeup: Zibska – “Delight” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Felicity” (LeLutka Applier)

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Location: Winter Moon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Sweet & Cute

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A babydoll in black.. that sounded like a challenge for me*grins*

I really do have a cute side even if it mostly exists in the shadows 😉

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The amazing “Brigitte” babydoll from AZUL, dragged out that sweet side and I really had fun doing something with it. “Brigitte” is a mix between flexible prims and as well mesh body appliers/body layers. The basic dress goes directly on your body weather you use your system avatar or one of the popular mesh bodies. AZUL offers appliers for Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, TMP and Omega. The cute bow and the amazing skirt prims are super flexible in a very natural way. I tried to catch the softness on the pictures but if you see them inworld they look even better!

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Now how to style that sweet babydoll… Certainly I could have done a bedroom looking style but I really wanted to go different, since I did so many lingerie posts already lately :p.

I remembered the “Savage” legwraps from the last round of The Fantasy Collective. I wanted to use them so badly before and never found a matching look. When I put them on they immediately made a wonderful contrast to the cuteness of the babydoll.

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So the dress and the leg wraps are really solid and already make a statement, but I still wanna use some accessories and as well shoes. They should all be somewhat filigree and so my choice fell on the “Elowen” set from Wicca’s Wardrobe. I only used the arm parts, the headpiece and the necklace. With the HUD I was able to match them to the golden parts of the leg wraps.

For the fingers I used some rings of my favourite prim rings and nail maker – Formanails. Ivi Bing offers amazing detailed jewelry for hands and nails.. I never found anything comparable somewhere else. All her accessories usually made for Maitreya, standard avatar and for the casual and elegant version of the Slink hands! The ones I used today are called “Simple Rings” and they were right the kind of rings I wanted, to not overload the whole look.

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Last but not least the amazing sweet and curled hair I found with Tukinowaguma. The “Helga” hair style I liked so much because of all the wisps and curls as well as the pulled back part with the braids, so that not everything around the head down the shoulders is covered… if that makes sense (<< silly German here)

Overall I so had funny putting together my little fairy and I only needed to find a location for the pics. I remembered a sim, which I was shown by wonderful gentleman. Lakeside, recently even got revamped and is now even more romantic that before. With many hidden places and spots it is a miracle 🙂 Every time when I go there, I find new corners and new parts I never saw before. It is really worth a visit 🙂

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Details

Outfit: Azul – “Brigitte” (Applier + Mesh Prims)

Leg Wraps: Storybook – “Savage” (for Maitreya Lara only)

Jewelry, Shoes & Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Elowen (Gacha)

Hair: Tukinowaguma – “Helga B”

Rings: Formanails – “Rings Simple Maitreya Black”

Location: Lakeside

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Dark Victorian Princess for VERSUS Magazine

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Look 1

Read the VERSUS Magazine HERE

When Shena assigned me the trend for the current issue of the VERSUS magazine I was super happy. She said my trend would be ‘Dark Victorian Princess – but in an up-to-date look’ and she totally hit my heart with that 🙂

I always had an addiction to dark stylings… black always will be my favourite color 😉

The victorian princess merged into a more modern looking way was something quit interesting and as well challenging. My first step led me again to Google and I looked for Neo Baroque and New Baroque looks as well as for modern Victorian stylings.

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Look 2

I never tried to copy looks I found… more to find my own way of the styles I saw. When I look for a certain style, I try to find as many looks as possible to get the essence of the looks. To me styling a certain trend, theme or category does not mean to copy an existing look of a picture I found. I saw that so many times for challenges, contests or castings – People just open Google and get one of the first 10 pictures they see and try to find exactly that look in SecondLife. To me that is NOT really ‘styling’, it is just copying an existing look without any personal traits or edges, even if it can be a challenge to find all those items :p .

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Look 3

Copying looks to me never was fun and thank god I did not have to do that too often. But styling an assigned trend or style is the most fun challenge I can imagine, when I can try to put my own twist to something, but still cover a certain look. When you can bring something alive, that tells a general story about a look but as well a story about yourself… I do not know if that makes any sense but it is what I feel when I do those kind of stylings.

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Thank you Shena, that I was again allowed to be part of your amazing VERSUS magazine. I always love the assignments you are giving to me, because you always think about, what would be fun for me or what would suit me. It is always an honor and pleasure to work with you and for you <3

Details

Look 1:

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Johanna Dress”
Shoulders: GizzA – “Spiky Fur” (part of the top)
Shoes: Dirty Princess – “Madame Butterfly Princess”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Cassandra”
Necklace: GizzA – “Pure Romance Pearl Necklace”
Mask: Illusions – “Le Fleur Mask”

Look 2:

Dress: B E N D E R  – “Broken Dress”
Leggings/Shoes: GizzA – “Lolita Dress Leggings with Heels”
Sleeves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anne Gown Sleeves” (part of the gown)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair  – “Astralia”
Collar: :bijou: – “Couture Shirt Lacy Gathers”

Look 3:

Dress: Byrne – “DiamondDoll Dress”
Jacket: [SG*] – “4Minute Jacket”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Black]”
Shoes: MODA – “Lorna Laced Boots”
Hair: booN – “TYU321”
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Look 4:

Dress: GizzA – “Desi Cocktail Dress”
Tights: LeeZu – “LaLun Tights”
Gloves: Likka House – “Carousel-West of the Moon”
Shoes: Miamai – “Karya Boots”
Hair: BURLEY – “Zia”
Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Danni”
Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop 14”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 18”

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Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Real Friendship

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Tempest & Wicca wearing Blacklace – “Passione – Leo Print & Lace Bra Set”

Today I have something very special…

Tempest Rosca, an incredible photographer, an amazing model and what counts even more for me… one of the ‘oldest’ and best friends I ever met in SL.

Tempest and me go way back and share quite a long past. We met in the early days of our modeling back on 2008/2009. That makes about 7 years… holy… time goes by!

The more I was happy when she IMed me and said “Wic.. do not blog the next Blacklace you get, let’s do it together!” God how iI could even think other than yes, when I thought about Tempe’s amazing pictures – I would get an original Tempest Rosca shoot!

Since I know how important a vision is for a photographer, I asked her if she had a special styling in mind. She just said “Hold on I send you a snap in a few but think lioness, princess, queen…” That sounded about Tempe… we get lingerie and she is talking about lions *giggles* I just love her. She has her own way of craziness and it seems to get well along with mine :p

When we met, while she was arranging the poses she had in mind we again had some great time for talking. Do you know that feeling.. you have friends, that you do not see or talk to every day, but when you met them it feels like it would be like that? That Tempe and me share.. we both have our own Second Life, but it crosses here and there and the it feels again so close and familiar, just amazing. We talked about old times, changes, new times and it felt so good to just talk away without any fears to say something wrong or something that he other would take wrong. Tempe and me never ever had that issue, we can talk about everything even about things we dislike or disagree and it never ever hit our friendship. That is very rare for me and with that it has one of the highest value. Exactly that to me is real friendship. We do not need kissy kissy everyday and as well we can talk clear and straight, without taking it wrong from each other – that can be so freeing and relaxing… I have no clue how long we talked until she found the right poses, angles and setting but I enjoyed every single second of it.

When I saw the picture I was speechless… it is incredible and perfect and again I know why I admire Tempe’s skills for pictures.

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening and an incredible picture Tempe – and yes.. next time it will be my turn and I am looking forward to it!!!

FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016 – B E N D E R – Part II

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The time has come again for another outstanding Ferosh Fashion Weekend! We’re ready to reset the bar for what it means to bring virtual fashion to Second Life® and beyond. We hope that you will join us for a jam packed weekend of HIGH fashion with our amazing Ferosh Designers, Photographers, Supermodels, and models. Come dress to impress! Let’s create something beautiful together. Let’s become Ferosh!

EVENT OPENS NOON SLT ON JUNE 24th.

HERE IS YOUR PERSONAL LIMO!!!

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Details

Outfit: BENDER – “Dangerous Dress” – NEW @ FEROSH Fashion Weekend Summer 2016

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “Valentin”

Necklace: Maitreya – “Vintage Collar”

Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 22”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

PurpleMoon goes Fantasy for the Instruments Anniversary

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Poulet again designed a super amazing and dreamy outfit for the anniversary round of The Instruments.

When I unpacked it and put it on, I immediately was in love with the beautiful fairy looking outfit.

The outfit contains the sweet dress and the amazing Wings wich are color change able via a HUD to 5 different colors for the fatpack.

I decided to wear the ‘aqua’ version of the dress and as well color the wings in the same color.

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The sandals as well have a HUD wich lets you decide between 3 different styles of the shoe – ankle, mid calf and calf high – and as well you can choose between 4 different heel/sole styles.

For the jewelry I put on one of the newer releases of Finesmith.

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The look really took me away from reality and let me dream about a  wonderful summer night in a fantasy kingdom 😉

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Outfit & Wings: PurpleMoon – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – NEW (Instruments)

Shoes: PurpleMoon – “Titania” – NEW (Instruments, for Slink high mesh feet)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Galactica”

Hair: Truth – “Olinda”

Makeup: Zibska – “Joss 04” & Evian – Makeup – “Rockstar Aqua”

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No.01 Lower”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Foreign Warrior Princess

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Today I was in a kinda ethnic mood when I unpacked the “Karma” jewelry set in red from Finesmith. When I put it on I immediately had an expression of a strong foreign beauty. Something between a princess and as well a warrior type look. The feathers gave me the impression of an old traditional culture and the rich jewelry parts the side of the princess. So what to do to combine this idea…

I went through my inventory to see what would match my idea.

Do you know that feeling, when you have an imagination of something and try to realize it and find everything but not what you are looking for?

It took me hours, I tried different things and many things were close to what I wanted but did not exactly hit the nail on the head until I found the “Xana” outfit from EMO-tions.

The amazing “Bird of Prey” nail polish set from Nailed it! matched the look in a wonderful way. The color was exactly matching the color of the jewelry and the look totally went with the idea of the warrior princess 😉

The amazing metal bra was exactly what I wanted for the warrior look, but as well with the golden and blue-ish tone it was elegant enough to fit a foreign princess of a wild and strong culture. Matching to the bra the outfit has a thong with the same metal and colors. Around the waist it has a simple but perfect looking leather belt, which made my look complete.

The hair as well comes from EMO-tions and is called “Honey”. With the high ponytail in the back, it was perfect to wear the earrings and the headpiece of the amazing “Karma” set and the playful curls over the shoulder completed the imagination of my look for today 🙂

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Jewelry: Finesmith – “Karma” (red) – NEW

Outfit: EMO-tions – “Xana”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Honey”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Bird of Prey”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

MVW 2012: National Gown for Miss Canada 2012 by Tres Beau

My last Miss Virtual World Gown from Tres Beau is the wonderful “Miss Canada” gown. The incredible gown was made for Miss Sazzy Oh, our Miss Canada 2012 for MVW 2012. Kimmera Madison again shows, how much she cares about the different countries and their traditional aspects if she designs the national costumes for MVW. If we think on Canada… for sure we imagine a lot of snow and ice. Exactly that, Kimmera took for the basic of her awesome creation. For sure her amazing skills for designing let her do something very special. The “Miss Canada” gown combines a lot of different fabrics. The shining clothing layers, that glitters and shines with every sunbeam that it kisses it, the huge fluffy fur parts on the great coat with the hoodie hanging down in the back and the little snowflakes that hang down from the waist in the front on long, filigree and flexible lines and all the awesome snowflakes and ice crystals that make the huge head-piece, the decoration of the coat and the jewelry itself.

The incredible necklace and earrings repeat the snowflakes theme and add even more glamour to the whole gown. You as well can take of the huge coat and wear the wonderful ensemble as a short dress 🙂 The dot of the “i” make some snowflakes that fall down around you like little particles… it nearly looks like you are standing in the snow :). The “Miss Canada”  costume you can find at the new Tres Beau Mainstore 🙂

Details

Gown (incl. jewelry): Tres Beau – “Miss Canada”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /fair lila frecks

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Hair: Amacci – “Pythia” /lilac

Lashes: Aimesi – “Lashes 6”

Boots: BAX – “Ankle Boots” /white

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Finesmith Muse 2012 – My Finale Styling

For the finale of the Finesmith Muse 2012 we got the theme to be a romantic princess… not my usual style but I tried my best 😉 I know it was some time that the finals were done, but my I wanted to have pictures done by my sweet little sister Falbala Fairey. With all the MVW 2012 she was so busy and I am very happy and grateful that she took time for me and this fantastic pictures. Thank you so much sissy they are fabulous and exact what I had in mind :), you made me look like a beautiful princess 😉

The description for the show we had to write on our own again and I got help from the wonderful Sweetest Sands. She is a wonderful person with a huge imagination and fantasy and awesome writing skills and a nother sister of mine. She wrote me a story that we just had to shorten lightly , so that it could be used during the show. I am very grateful that I have such an awesome support from people who I am allowed to call family 🙂

Story:

Many years ago in a far away land there lived an enchanted kingdom deep in the heart of a forest, where both fairies and humans lived together in harmony.  The King was a handsome strong and kind human man, and the Queen the most beautiful sparkling fairy ever seen before.  The Queen’s gift of her sparkle lit the kingdom brightly at night which was important as the all the trees would block the light from the moon and stars above.

The King and Queen lived many happy years together until one day the stars sent them the gift of a special daughter called Princess Wicca, who had the strength of her father, both the beauty and the sparkle of her mother.
One day a great storm befell the Kingdom and for many days the skies rained heavily and the sky the darkest shade of grey that Princess Wicca had ever seen before. The week before Princess Wicca’s birthday the storm had passed, but so too had her sparkle, as if it had been washed away by the rain drops.  The Princess looked everywhere she could but feared her sparkle had been lost forever. The King and Queen called upon all the humans and fairies to help to find the Princess’s sparkle before the twelve hour of the day of her birthday, in return they would reward the gift of as many Finesmith jewels as they could carry.

Everyone in the kingdom set out to find the Princess’s sparkle, with humans searching the land and fairies searching the sky in hopes of being the lucky one to find it.
From one nearby kingdom, a handsome charming Prince decided to join the search in hopes of being the winner.
Days passed and hopes of finding the lost sparkle of Princess Wicca began to seem but a distant dream and many stopped searching, but the Prince seemed determined not to give up searching even the smallest flowers and tallest trees.

The day of Princess Wicca’s birthday arrived but the joyful day had no meaning for her with the great loss of her sparkle.  She was wearing just a simple white gown from Tres Beau, ornamented with the “BlackBarbie” train and her favourite Finesmith jewelry. The “Winterflower” earrings, her “January” necklace, the “Kagami” ring she got from her father as she was born and a little “Snowflake” brooch. Her parents tried their best to give her hope even though there was but a few minutes from striking twelve.

As the Princess turned her head to look into the distance as the clock began to chime, she noticed a handsome man carrying a gold chest with a velvet ribbon tied around it walking towards her.  With bated breath she stood perfectly still with the great hopes of it being her lost sparkle.  The man knelt before her “Princess Wicca, it is with great honour I bestow upon you the return of you once lost precious sparkle.” And with that he placed the chest before her, eager to see it she pulled hard on the ribbon and lifted up the lid of the chest as fast as she could, and there before her very eyes was indeed her found sparkle of light.

The Princess danced around and around laughing out loud now reunited with her once lost sparkle, the Prince admired her beauty.  Both the King and Queen overwhelmed with joy presented the Prince as many jewels as he could carry and joined their daughter in the celebrations.

The End

Details

Gown: Tres Beau – “Shae”

Hair: Son!a – “Adore”

Ring: Finesmith – “Kagami”

Necklace: Finesmith – “January Collection Back Necklace”

Earrings: Finesmith – “Winterflower”

Brooch: Finesmith – “Snowflake” bracelet

Train: Finesmith – “BlackBarbie” shoulder piece (3 times in different sizes)

Gloves: CKD – “Satin Opera Gloves”

Eyeliner: cheLLe – “Icey Inner White” + “Icey Sparks”

Pumps: LeLutka – “Saffron Pumps”

Skin: Glam Affair – “Castalia”

Model: Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Falbala Fairey

MVW 2012: National Gown for Miss Canada 2012 by Tres Beau

This wonderful evening gown for Miss Canada 2012, Miss Sazzy Oh, again comes out of the house of Tres Beau. In a total thrilling and attention seeking pink this elegant gown turns heads no matter what. The whole design is a firework of design and texturing. Kimmera Madison, owner and designer of Tres Beau, again shows her skills and abilities. She always puts in so much love for details and perfect texturing in all of her designs, that you just can imagine how long it takes to make such a wonderful gown. The combination of smooth satin looking fabrics and the glitter and glimmer texture of the bodice and the skirt layer,just lets every girl shine like a princess. The wonderful light pink gloves underline the elegant, royal style and this gown really made a point on the MVW 2012 runway I guess 😉 The high neck part as well adds even more sophisticated highlights and the open front of the neck part allows wonderful jewelry to complete your look. If you ever wanted to feel like a princess, make your way to the Tres Beau Mainstore and get your “Miss Sazzy” gown. I am sure with this gown the prince of the princess is not far 😉

Details

Gown: Tres Beau – “Miss Sazzy” – NEW

Jewelry: Alienbear – “Frideswide”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Chiffon”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “Rainbow Pastel”

Poses: Manifeste

Heels: Stiletto Moody – “Bare Elizabeth”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin