Metallics Punk Vol #3 for VERSUS Magazine

Metallics Punk for VERSUS Magazine // Spring/Summer 2017 // https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_s_s_28a2017_af

Details

Jacket: The Bomber by Seul
Shoulder left: Epaulets V2 by GizzA
Pants: Patent Skinnies by Seul
Bra: Rayka Top by Glitzz
Catsuit: Closed Catsuit by Opium`s Addiction
Hair: Ciss by  Discord Designs
Necklace: Hannya by Mandala
Collar: Skai Collar by Charm (store closed)
Eyeshadow: Orel by Zibska
Lipstick: Eve Set 3 by La Boheme

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Metallics Punk Vol #2 for VERSUS Magazine

Metallics Punk for VERSUS Magazine // Spring/Summer 2017 // https://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_s_s_28a2017_af

Details

Jacket: Passion by Violator (store closed)
Top: Tigress Sliced Top by Apple May
Pants: Canel by [sYs]
Shoes: Elvira by EMPORIUM
Hair: Tari by EMO-tions
Rings: Simple Rings by Formanails
Collar: Trinity Collar by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Eyeshadow: Falkor by Zibska
Lipstick: Eve Set 3 by La Boheme
Tattoo: Metallic Arrow Tattoo by Izzie’s

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

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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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Look 4

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”

Look 1-4:

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Leopard Print for Versus Magazine – Part 2

Read the Magazine:

Versus Magazine Spring/Summer 2016

Details

Top: GizzA – “Felicia Coat”
Pants: LeeZu – “Desert Jeans”
Shoes: [MODA] – “SAKARI STRAPPED BOOTS”
BackPack: [sYs] – “SKULL bag”
Hair: .Shi – “Introvert”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

 

Leopard Print for Versus Magazine – Part 1

Read the Magazine:

Versus Magazine Spring/Summer 2016

Details

Pants: GizzA – “Ladies Cargo”

Top: LeeZu – “Loui Pullover”

Jacket: GizzA – “Petra Jacket”

Shoes: Garbaggio – “Pointed Booties”

Bag: [sys] – “Charley Bag”

Hair: no.match – “No.Border”

Handwrap: Pomposity – “Palm Wrap”

Pose: Del May

Locations: Baby’s Ear

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dark Tales – Part Two

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(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

Details

Bodysuit: LeeZu – “Liquid Latex”
Top: GizzA – “Fur Stole”
Sleeves: [AD] Creation – “Black Rook mesh sleeves”
Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Renraku Pants”
Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cora Booties [Black]”
Earrings & Ring: SoliDea FoliEs – “Cube Earring”
Necklace: [MANDALA] – “LEGENDARY”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Kandria Headpiece [Black]”
Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”
Face Makeup: Nuuna – “Lizi Black”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 13”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Red 3]”
Nails: Nailed It – “Dark Set”
Pose: Del May
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dark Tales – Part One

Versus Magazine AW 2015 Dark Tale 2

(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

Details

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Xena Top”
Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings”
Collar: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Dark Desire”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Xeno Headpiece”
Bracelets: Formanails – “NIKOLAJ2”
Hair: LoQ Hair – “Shaved Hairbase – Blonde”
Makeup 1: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 20”
Makeup 2: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 24”
Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Tombstone Women”
Lashes: DAMNED – “Blossom Eyelashes”
Nails: Nailed It – “Cracked Set”
Pose: Del May
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Excentric in Black, White & Red

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Today’s picture was made for the latest VERSUS Magazine. (http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_aw_2014)

The theme was “Excentric” and after doing some research for a excentric fashion trend I started to think about how to bring that to SL.

I know that red, black and white are a very popular color combination but first of all I saw it a lot when I did my research and second… I just love it 😉 .

I started with the “Madame Bovary” top from [AD] Creation. It is part of a full outfit but with the huge collar it was right the piece I wanted to start with. The deep neckline requested a bra, so I took the “Gothic Summer Bra” as well out of an  [AD] Creations outfit. I wanted not to use too much jewelry in that look so I decided to go with the huge “Dotty Hat” wich I made for my own store Wicca’s Wardrobe.

Now that I had a huge load of red at the top of my styling  I wanted to bring back some red at the bottom and so I put on one of my latest group gifts, a special version of the “Ripley Heels”, wich are made for the Slink high mesh feet.

Then the trouble started as I had to find some pants wich are not going over the “Ripley Heels”. I went through my whole inventory and either I had pants with way to wide legs going down on the ground, which were hiding the shoes completely or i found as well some wich just cut into the ankle part of the heels. In the end I ended up using one of my latest releases, the “Anakri” pants [B&W Edition]. The pants have a HUD wich lets you choose between 6 different black, black & white, and silver options.

The bag comes from LaGyo and is called “Desperado Bag”. It is not a new release but I really love that bag for such a long time, so I had to pull it out again and get the dust off it 😉 Like I was told so often ‘Oldies but Goldies’ and for this bag it really hits the nail on the head 😉 .

Like I said in the beginning, I did not want to put on too much jewelry so I just added a small necklace from Ticky Tacky, to not distract from the great red ribbon of the top too much.

Top: Madame Bovary by [AD] Creations
Pants: Anakri Pants by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Bra: Gothic Summer by [AD] Creations
Hat: Dotty Hat by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Bag: The Desperado by LaGyo
Necklace: Classy Lady by Ticky Tacky
 Shoes: Ripley Heels by Wicca’s Wardrobe
 
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Creme & Brown Tones with Wicca’s Wardrobe

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This picture was originally made for the actual issue of the VERSUS Magazine (http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_aw_2014).

But I loved that picture so much that Í wanted to make a short post to it 😉

The main focus for the picture was on the accessories. With the actual autumn season I discovered my love for brown and creme tones. I started with the scenery and placed one of my favourite cupboards from LeeZu, the “Mellow Sideboard”. To match it I chose a carpet from Atelier Visconti from the “Vincent Set”.

The base was made now for some styling which I could lay on the carpet with 😉

First I remembered a jewelry set, wich I bought at Collabor88 a few ago from Mandala. The “Kyara” set had the perfect colors to start with for a picture centered around accessories in an autumn look 😉

The long necklace fell perfect over my “Captured Top”, one of my latest releases at Wicca’s Wardrobe. For the bag I remembered a huge brown/cremem colored bag with letters on it from PurpleMoon… but I did not remember the name… So I was jumping into my bag folder and tried out all the bags I have from PurpleMoon until I found the “Monogram Bag” again, that I was looking for!

While I was looking through my piercings (yes I love piercings!) I found a short necklace from Kosh that went very well even with the long necklace and my top lines that go around the neck.

To match the piercings in my face I wanted to add some cool hand jewelry and nails. The “Punk” set from Formanails was exactly what I was looking for. Some piercings at the hand, cool rings and awesome sharp nails – just awesome together. To not forget the time while shopping, I decided to put the “Asia” watch and bracelet by GizzA

The “Autumn Jeans” made to fit the “Captured Top” have a nice gradient from a dark to light brown and that again makes a very nice line to add the “Locked Heels” for Slink high feet, which you as well can find at the Wicca’s Wardrobe Mainstore now.

To keep the swag look, I wanted to add some hair with a cap and even if has some years on it’s back the “Irene” hair from Baiastice finished the style in a way I wanted it 😉

Ready for a nice window shopping trip to find more amazing items to showcase in my next blog posts 🙂

Details

Hair & Hat: Irene by Baiastice
Ears (incl Piercings & Tunnel) Omimi by Mandala
Piercing: Forever by Inflict
Necklace short: Multiplex Necklace by Kosh
Necklace Long: Kyara by Mandala
Bracelet: Asia Watch & Bracelet by GizzA
Nails & Rings: Punk by Formanails
Bag: Monogram Bag by Purple Moon
Shoes: Locked Heels by Wicca’s Wardrobe

Top: Captured Top by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Pants: Autumn Jeans by Wicca’s Wardrobe
Carpet: Vincent Carpet by Atelier Visconti
Sideboard: Mellow Sideboard by LeeZu

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

MVW 2012: National Gown for Miss Spain 2012 by Mea Culpa & Finesmith

Mea Culpa made as well the national gown for Miss Spain 2012. Shena Neox made the 2nd runner-up for Miss Virtual World 2012 in 2 gowns of Mea Culpa. The beautiful evening gown I already showed in an earlier post, today I would like to lead the focus on the national gown of Miss Spain 2012. This gown really combines fashion, style and tradition. Tatanka Kaligawa showed more than once, that he perfectly can mix ethnic, traditional influences with a modern style of fashion and art. “Valentia del Toro” he named his creation and it really honors its name if you take a closer look on the hip attachments. There he worked some of the typical banderillas that are used for the bullfight. The colors are as well the typical spanish with red and black. The clothing layers carry a very filigree ornamented texture, what again shows Tatanka’s skills for making textures. The huge fan in the back with the red tentacles as well let you think on the typical spanish fans that we all know. The “Valentia del Toro” is now available at the Mea Culpa Mainstore together with the evening gown of Miss Spain 2012.  The jewelry again comes from Finesmith. Shena decided to go with the popular “Noir” set using the earrings and the bracelet. I added the collar and the ring as well. For the “Noir” set you have this great menu, yula includes in many of her jewelry, that let you change color and size for each part of the set. The “Noir” set you will find at the Finesmith Mainstore 😉

Details

Gown: Mea Culpa – “Valentia del Toro” – NEW

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Noir”

Skin; Glam Affair – “Castalia”

Hair:Miamai – “Donna Bun”

Poses: Manifeste

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin