Deep Sea

TUNES

Deep sea dive
Got down, but you stayed alive
It’s only you down there
You and the bends
Lose your mind
Lose track of breathing and time
It’s only you down there
Sleep with the tides

Die, my love
Breathe in twos and fours
To know what’s worth breathing for
Some days it’s easier than falling asleep

We can be anyone
It took so long to know someone like you
And age in the dying sun
Wake only to bathe in vivid greens and blues

[Snail Mail]
A couple of days ago I was looking for days to find a nude, very pale lipstick for a very special look. I wanted to archive hat typical “dark smokey eyes against super pale nearly vanishing nude lips” look. I am wearing a very light, pale skin and all the usual nude lipsticks I found were too dark for what I was looking for – I have so many nude lipsticks in my inventory now… I probably never need to buy another in my whole second life 😉 . But like I said before none of them was working. While I sat here cursing and almost skipping my desired look with wearing my “everyday skin” I thought it would not hurt to ask in the LeLutka Discord channel, if anyone would know a very light, nude, nearly white looking lipstick I maybe could tint. I got one fast answer of a sweet Lady asking me if i would look for an applier, BoM layers or HD Lips for the new evolution headline – I was totally shocked by the thought of I would even get a chance to choose, since I could not find any of those matching my thought before! She had a store name in her Discord name so I went to the SL inworld search and looked for her store… CAZIMI!
I never heard of her store before but it turned out as a little  gem for LeLutka addicted people! She does offer BoM and other head appliers too, but she doesn’t treat the LeLutka cosmetics like stepchildren… No, she even privileges them! When Dima – owner and designer of CAZIMI – spied me at her store, she came down and poked me into the right direction for the super light nude lipstck she made. I tried a demo and already saw that the lips are incredible amazing fitted and textured. So I went ahead and bought the desired pack called “Trending HD Lipstick (Lelutka) Set 02 Neutrals” And guess what… it was PERFECTLY that color, that I needed for my skin tone! I will showcase that in one of my next posts as well, but while we were standing there and me being uberly happy and as well amazed by her work I could not resist to buy the colorful pack of the same lipstick with its rich and deep hued colors. The set is called “Trending HD Lipstick (Lelutka) Set 03 Colorful” and it is the lipstick I am using for my todays post. You get 8 rich and amazing colors with this pack – light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, cyan, yellow and orange. What I do love a lot is that her lipsticks are NOT making that sadly popular thick, wide and pouty lips. It does look like a very natural lipstick with a little shine, which makes it very realistic looking.
I had no words how grateful I was for this amazing lipstick and especially the light, pale one I was looking for and while we were talking I peeked around the store a little more and found a lot of more useful, adorable cosmetics and nails. All cosmetics and nail polishes I am wearing for todays post are from CAZIMI. This is definitely a store, I will sort at the very top of my personal cosmetic stores. She does not only provide crazy makeup and nails, she as well has all kind of makeups, lipsticks and nails from cute to fierce and she keeps releasing new designs. So keep an eye on that wonderful store if you are looking for new and interesting, as well as very well fitting and shaped makeup.
I already posted the “Kanji” ears from .:E.A.Studio:. (HERE), but I wanted to use them again for a new gacha from .:E.A.Studio:. called “Domino Set”. It was available at the Kinky Event, but I am sure you will find it soon as well in Shina Shan‘s main store. The gacha is a pure earring gacha. You can gamble for 6 different earrings in various colors, which makes the gacha a full with 21 different possibilities to win. I tried to use all 6 different earrings on both ears. They are not rigged and so you can easily edit them and have fun with combining them differently.
The tattoo I am wearing with its incredible materials was made by Sir Skye Nefekalum, designer and owner of Nefekalum Tattoos. The tattoo is as well part of a gacha with 11 different, wonderful and extraordinary tattoos. It should be available at the Gachaland event and afterwards I am sure you will find it at the Nefekalum Tattoos main store.
I hope you enjoyed my little deep sea journey… I will make my way up to the human world again and prepare my next post 😉

Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress (Iridescent // 3)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Nailpolish: CAZIMI – “Watercolor Nails” (Maitreya Applier)
Septum: [CX] – “Drop Septum”
Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Mint” (Maitreya)
Rings: Slipper – Cadence Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)
Headpiece & Shoulderparts: Zibska – “Ridley”
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Domino Set” (Gacha, Unisex)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Arrest”
Makeup: CAZIMI – “Eyeshadow – Brazen 6 Green” (BoM)
Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips (LeLutka) Set 03 Colorful” (LeLutka HD Applier)
Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores and Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.2”
Ears: .:E.A:Studio:. – “Kajimi Ears” (Gacha, Rare)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”
Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tribu D’Art  – Common 06 – Electrified” (Maitrya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity, WetCat & Poseidon

Particles: *CC* – “Glamour Glitter – Orbs (Spring Green)” and “Hot Blue Fizz”
Sunrays: E.V.E Studio  – “Sunny Spells [M1] W”
Plants: E.V.E Studio – “Ivy Bonsai {Silver}” and “Ivy Tree [M02-No leaves] Silver”
Water Particles (static): E.V.E Studio – “Poison Glitter {Silver}”
Animals: *HEXtraordinary* – “Jellyfish Gacha”

Model & Photographer

Breathing Underwater

TUNES

Breathing Underwater

There’s a light in the dark where the sky splits apart
Where the stars find a way to shine through all the spaces in between
Here we are, face to face, all alone in this place
And the night is finally coming down to you and me
Tell me where you been hiding
Oh, I want to know, oh
You’re my silver lining covered in gold
Tell me what am I feeling
Well, it’s hard to explain
Like underwater breathing, swimming in rain

Wanna fly through the blue bay on the bottom with you
Getting lost in the waves, let the world slip away
Where nobody can find us, I don’t wanna be safe
Leave it all behind us, make an escape
Oh, tell me what am I feeling
Oh, it’s hard to explain
Like underwater breathing, swimming in rain

Wanna go to the edge
Wanna dive in again
Here we are, face to face
All alone in this place
And it’s finally coming down to you and me
Breathing under

Oh oh, all I really wanna do, do
Is fall a little deeper with you, you
Never come up
Breathing, breathing underwater
Weightless with every little kiss you steal, boy
You are m-making me feel, feel
Like I’m breathing
Breathing, breathing underwater
[Marié Digby]

Clothing

Dress:[CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Pack A” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Bra: [CX] / [CntrpN] – “Clam Yo Tits – Kelp” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Piercing : [CX] – “Vermin – Silver – L”

Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver)” (Bento)

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Ocean” (Maitreya)

Head Piece: DRD – “Wasteland Helmet – Metal Mohawk”

Hair & Makeup

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Selkie” (BoM+Materials Applier – Part of the Body Tattoo)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “LeLutka Holo Metallic Lipstick 10” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.1”

Ears: [Trap][Gauze] – “Djinn Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Skin: Human Glitch – “MNFRM Skin / MTL” (BoM)

Arms: [Cubic Cherry] – “Ekion Arms” (Maitreya, Bento)

Legs: [Cubic Cherry] – “Altered Legs” (Maitreya)

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Selkie” (Maitreya Applier+Materials Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses:

Picture 1: Body Talking – “Silent Mermaid 2” (store closed)

Picture 2: selfmade

Picture 3: an lar [poses] – “The Ariel Series – Three”

Picture 4: .MILA: POSES – “In My Bed 6R”

Picture 5: an lar [poses] – “The Ariel Series – Two”

Picture 6: an lar [poses] – “The Ariel Series – Five”

Particles: *CC* – “Hot Blue Fizz” – NEW @ UBER

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“I’ll be there when your reality drowns!”

TUNES

You’ll be seein’ me in your dreams
Even when your reality drowns

There’s a bright side
To every wrong thing
If you’re lookin’ at me through the right eyes
Darkness in my name
Don’t you wanna come and play on the cool side
Don’t be so shy

There’s a pleasure in hidin’ from the sun
No I was never one for pretty weather
I’d rather be a creep, baby follow me into the water
I’ll take you to the darker

[Kailee Morgue]

Again I was in a freaky mood and since the Mermaid Cove event from Flair for Events, I do have a little Siren addiction *giggles*
When I saw the “Liquid Soul” gacha from :Moon Amore:, I was thinking quite a while what I could do with it. I wanted to do something artistic as the whole set screamed for it, but as well I did not want to make it too busy, to not distract from that great design too much. After trying several things from simple black backgrounds to some simple props that didn’t really make any sense, the siren idea came back to my mind and with the awesome halo, that makes the whole look even more wild, the idea was born! The idea to do some water shots again made me excited. While I was again using the sim of a close friend, since I do not have a huge water spot on our land. But all I tried .. Linden water didn’t do what I wanted. So I had to find something different. I went back on my platform to see what I could do to “fake” a water scene. After trying different things I just rezzed a blank white floor prim and put a water texture with a high transparency on top with a certain color I liked. In my case it even was a frozen water texture as the effect was kinda cool :). Later in my post processing, I used some water brushes with some more ripples and did just put it on top of the one I snapped inworld with 30% transparency to get the more rough sea feeling before I added some splashes to add a little action feeling and movement.

I immensely enjoy my freedom lately, to do interesting shoots and have extraordinary outfits from all over the grid, let my freak come out here and there more than usual and just let my mind fly to see what comes out in the end. Sometimes I do not even know myself what will be the end result, when I start fooling around with styling. It is possible, that I start with a complete different idea from what it will be in the end. Sometimes it even takes days until I am completely satisfied with the final result and then it takes me again some times – sometimes days – until I am happy with the post processing. It just feels amazing to have that freedom and time – I am grateful that designers still like me on their blogger list, even if I get dragged away by emotions, feelings, visions and new tutorials for post processing my pictures 😉 It means a lot to me that you trust me, bare with me and my funky ideas and time frames!

Clothing

Outfit: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Tales of the Sea” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Ryn Gloves (Scales” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Ark //September 2019

Shoes: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Tap-Tap Shoes – Teal” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Splashes: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Fluids Halo – Water” (Gacha, Common)

Fishes: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Lil Fish – Orange”

Fish: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Shoal Fish – Orange”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: :Moon Amore: – “Liquid Soul / Brave Waves Hairstyle – Ginger” (Gacha, Common)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Skin: CURELESS[+] – “Morphine” (Omega & Maitreya Applier)

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1”

Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Ears Elf HD”

Eyes: CURELESS [+] – “Lethe Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Props: E.V.E Studio – “Dancing Bubbles {White}”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Sirens – The Dark Side of the Mermaid Family

Ok, if someone would have told me, that I would do a mermaid post… I would have broken down laughing. I always faced mermaids as the sweet and cute pink, purple or pastel colored girly sweethearts… until I came across a TV show called Sirens last year. I read about the dark side in some mermaid stories but I never saw them so dark before that show. I love the events from Flair for Events and when this year the sign up for the Mermaid Cove came out, I could not resist to apply as a designer, thinking we could do something that works for those dark sirens.

We did –  we made the “Amatheia” claws. A combination of bracelet and claws, connected by chains and decorated with some shells. When we set up our booth, I saw the super awesome cool release from The White Crow right beside us. It must have been fate, that we were assigned right beside each other, both enjoying the darker side of the theme :p

-[TWC]- made those amazing tentacles, which come out of your nose and mouth together with a cool matching makeup/lips combo. I so loved the “Sea Witch” I had to make a dark and scary siren using  that one 🙂

There were so many other cool items, so the look came together really fast. Arise made those neat face scales in 3 different styles and the super cool “Sea Ghoul Eyes” with a matching makeup were made by BLAXIUM. I realized, that I discovered BLAXIUM for me lately as they to kick ass cool designs and piercings, that are not mainstream focused only.

First I tried to set up an underwater scene but, since SL water doesn’t really do much from below the water surface, I decided to go for a little dark cave, only lighted by a few moon beams, that come through the ceiling of it. When I had placed my siren on the awesome rocks (I really love their materials!) with the cool poses, that WetCat released at the Mermaid Cove event, I missed something in the back. Just open sea looked kinda boring and I decided to put a ship, that hit a rock because of the siren singing in front of the cave aka into my back.

To get a feeling of a rough sea, I had to cheat in Photoshop as I could not find waves and foam in SL that did what I wanted it to do. With most of the stuff I found, I ended up with weird pixelated white “something” in my back.

First I thought I do have to wear any kind of clothing to cover my chest, but the combination of the “Sandra” hair from MINA and the “Body Scales” from Cynefin did hide everything needed.

I had so much fun doing those pictures… I can’t promise that I won’t come up with another dark mermaid look and pictures in the future 😉

Accessories

Horns: [Eternus] – “Kirin Horns” NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Collar: .Quirky. – “Scales Collar” NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Hand Tentacles: .Drastic. – “Tentacle Jewelry” (Maitreya)

Handaccessoriess with Claws: Wicca’s Originals – “Amatheia Claws” (Maitreya, Bento) NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Face Tentacles: -[TWC]- – “Sea Witch / Dark Green” NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Bellypiercing: PUNCH – “Navel Piercing / Diamond Pearl” (Maitreya) NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Sandra”

Facetattoo 1: -[TWC]- – “Sea Witch Ink -Full-” (Omega Applier) NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Facetattoo 2: ARISE – “Face Scales Style 2” (Omega Applier) NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Eyes & Eyeshadow: BLAXIUM – “Sea Ghoul Eyes” NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: Lumae – “Eirtae – Storm” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Body Scales: ~Cynefin ~ – “Body Scales (Shades)” (Maitreya Applier)

 Tail: ~ Cynefin ~ – “Lorelei Bento Mermaid Tail (Shades)” (Maitreya, Bento)

Poses & Props

Poses: ::WetCat:: “‘Part Of Your World’ Mermaid Prop” (Bento, arms lightly edited with anypose) NEW @ Mermaid Cove

Rocks: [FOURTH WALL] – “Mossy Rocks Pack”

Ship: MUSHILU – “JonJamesV – Caravel”

Skull taken of the La Catrina pose set from Poseidon

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Mermaid Cove // July 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ Mermaid Cove (July 5th – 26th)

Whether you are the sort of mermaid associated with perilous events or the sort that is benevolent and falls in love with humans, our Amatheia Claws are perfect for any fashion-forward Mer. They are designed to fit Maitreya’s Lara, are Bento enabled, and come with that HUD that offers you 10 colors for the wrist band, chains, shells, and claws.

Taxi: Mermaid Cove by Flair for Events

 

News and Spectacular Christmas Special at Mea Culpa!!!

Wicca Siren full

Today I am very happy to showcase one of the latest Mea Culpa releases. The “Call of the Sirene” outfit again is a little piece of art of Tatanka Kaligawa, owner and designer of Mea Culpa.

The “Call of the Sirene” outfit was made for the last Fashion Teller and it’s inspiration were the historical Sirens.

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous and devious creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the “flowery” island of Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, is fixed: sometimes on Cape Pelorum and at others in the islands known as the Sirenuse, near Paestum, or in Capreae. All such locations were surrounded by cliffs and rocks.

When the Sirens were given a name of their own they were considered the daughters of the river god Achelous, fathered upon Terpsichore, Melpomene, Sterope, or Chthon. Although they lured mariners, for the Greeks the Sirens in their “meadow starred with flowers” were not sea deities. Roman writers linked the Sirens more closely to the sea, as daughters of Phorcys. Sirens are found in many Greek stories, particularly in Homer’s Odyssey.

Their number is variously reported as between two and five. In the Odyssey, Homer says nothing of their origin or names, but gives the number of the Sirens as two. Later writers mention both their names and number: some state that there were three, Peisinoe, Aglaope, and Thelxiepeia or Parthenope, Ligeia, and Leucosia; Eustathius states that they were two, Aglaopheme and Thelxiepeia. Their individual names are variously rendered in the later sources as Thelxiepeia/Thelxiope/Thelxinoe, Molpe, Aglaophonos/Aglaope/Aglaopheme, Pisinoe/Peisinoë/Peisithoe, Parthenope, Ligeia, Leucosia, Raidne, and Teles.

The Sirens of Greek mythology are often confused with the Gorgons portrayed in later folklore as half women–half birds, (birds sing beautiful, enchanting songs, like the sirens are portrayed to do); the fact that in Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Portuguese the word for mermaid is respectively Sirena, Sirène, Sirena, Syrena, Sirenă and Sereia, and that in biology the Sirenia comprise an order of fully aquatic mammals that includes the dugong and manatee, add to the visual confusion, so that Sirens are even represented as mermaids. However, “the sirens, though they sing to mariners, are not sea-maidens,” Jane Ellen Harrison has cautioned; “they dwell on an island in a flowery meadow.

(Wikipedia)

Tatanka Kaligawa made his own vision of a modern and fashionable Siren come true with his latest creation;)

Now for the spectacular Christmas Special:

Every day until Christmas, you will find one male and one female outfit for 50% off at the Mea Culpa Mainstore! Do not miss this incredible chance to get your self one of the amazing creations of Mea Culpa for a special Christmas offer… Ladies & Gentlemen, this could be the right christmas present for your partner if you still have no idea what you could have as a Christmas present 😉

Wicca Siren face

Details

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Call of the Sirene” – NEW

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Raptor”

Nails: PurpleMoon – “La Morte Douce Claws” (part of the La Mort Douce outfit)

Makup: LovelyMi – “Aftershock 03” – NEW

Lipstick: blackliquid – “Lipline”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Morbida – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin