I hate the world today…

I hate the world today
You’re so good to me
I know but I can’t change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I’m an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

[Meredith Brooks]

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Pants: .: ryvoltzer x nu :. – “Marly Distressed Shorts” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons – v1” (BoM)

Shoes: : CULT : – “Bad Mood Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar 1: [CX] – “Summer Hater” (Group Gift)

Collar 2: -SU!- – “Lynexia Collar 1” (Group Gift)

Eyepatch: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Falkor Patch Gear (R)” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky January 2020

Mask: [CX] – “Mucronate Mask – Black”

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Onyx” (Maitreya, Bento)

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Comission”

Makeup 1: -SU!- – “The Bride FX Makeup /Smokey/” (BoM)

Makeup 2: -SU!- – “The Bride FX Makeup /Zombie/” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Blake Layer [LeLutka] 003 E” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Contour: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 003” (BoM)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Tattoo: Von Noir Tattoo – “Persephoneia (Fresh)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: BellePoses – “Aylla” (Bento, Beer Bottles included)

Prop: DRD – “Sidewalk Penthouse” (Group Gift August 2018)

Location

Wicca’s Originals

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

OMG it is BoM!!!

And again I am coming to you with the new Evolution Line of LeLutka heads – this time with Nova!

The new Evolution Line of LeLUTKA, does hold so many amazing news for the heads that you really need some time until you have them figured out fully and every second is worth it. Today I decided to go with the “mature” feature of the materials. When I took a closer look I was able to see all the cute wrinkles at the outer eye corners and the cool ones on my forehead and between the eyes above the nose. I guess that will be my everyday look now for the new head generation, as I love t to not look like a young woman anymore after all that time I was in SL now*grins* What I found out too was, that I can play with the intensity of the materials as well as the environment influence, which again opened a complete new world for me for future posts!

What I wanted to test now too, was if the amazing Axis HUD from LeLutka would still work with the new heads and – surprise surprise – it DOES! That means even if i got so many new moods and expressions I still may do my own or alter the ones that are included in the HUD.

I never was full sold on the new BoM features besides the new LeLutka heads, so I was fooling around quite a while with a BoM head and a non BoM body. Since it seems to become more and more popular (even if I still do not really see the mega advantage of it for the body) I thought I will give it a try with the “Maitreya Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD” for the Maitreya Body which is sold on MP for 0 L$ (link to the item in my credits below). What I do like with the Maitreya body, is that I still can use my appliers in addition to the new BoM feature and my alpha HUD still works normal.

So what better I could try first on my BoM enabled body than wearing one of my most favorite designers from the past days… LeeZu!!! She sadly left Second Life quite a while ago but I still have EVERYTHING I ever got and bought from LeeZu in the past. I was working there for years as a store model and LeeZu, Barb and GM became true friends of mine. With that feelings and emotions behind it, I never was able to delete all the amazing creations and now, since we can wear layer clothing again, it was the first I tried!

And guess what… it worked! With her texture skills it even looks kick ass awesome on the BoM body. Her textures always were super detailed and knife sharp so she was already ahead of her time back then, which is no surprise to me as she always was one of the very best if it came to texturing and creating her own textures.

So even if I am still not really  a stalwart supporter of the cause, I definitely enjoy wearing all my LeeZu goodies again for now! We will see what the new BoM adventure will have for me the more I take my look into it 😉

Clothing

Top: ::RMN:: – “Kimi Urban Top Black” (Maitreya)

Pants: [LeeZu] – “Madison Pants / black” (System Layer/BoM)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Farah Tassel Boots – Suede – Botique” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings & Piercings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gacha Set Blade/Tag/Heart Broke” (Gacha, Ultrarare, Rare)

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Chocolate”

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Black Magic Eyeshadow – 04” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Babygoth Makeup Palette – lipstick 01” (BoM)

Face: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Cheek & Nose Contour (Tintable)” (BoM)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nova 1.0”

Skin Head: [Glam Affair] – “Blake Layer [LeLutka] 003 E” (BoM)

Skin Body: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 003” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

BoM Relay: Maitreya – “Bakes on Mesh Relay HUD”

Tattoo: Von Noir Tattoo – “Persephoneia (Fresh)” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity & Fairey Poses

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

Backdrop: FOXCITY x HoS – “Photo Booth – Bright Lights (Black)”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

New Evolution Head Line at LeLutka!!!

Today I am very excited to show you one of the 2 new heads of the new LeLUTKA Evolution line. They are to be released at January the 6th, 2020 (today) according to the LeLutka press release.

There will be an introduction price of 3700 L$ until the 20th of January before they will have the LeLutka standard price of 5000 L$.

What first jumped into my eyes when I put on the “LeLUTKa – Erin 1.0” head was the new HUD interface…

I added all of the tabs to one picture from top to bottom buttons) to have a better overview.

The new heads are 100% Bakes on Mesh (BoM), you only will be able to use your older appliers (LeLutka & Omega) for skin, eyes and lashes. Since this new head line has a new HD lip and eyeshadow layer, your old appliers will not work anymore with those new heads. They are really meant to be used for BoM mainly 🙂 As you can see in the first tab – right beside the navigation bar -the new heads have multiple material options with softer and stronger details (it took me a while till i figured out that the feather icon does mean it is the softer version*giggles*). In addition you can still modify glossiness, intensity and environment for your materials with the sliders below.

On the second tab you will see your default lashes that come with the head. 12 lashes were included with the possibility to mix and match the top and the bottom to get your own unique, signature look.

The 3rd tab includes the 12 eye colors you get delivered by default with your new HUD. You now can even have 2 different colored eyes and you can safe applied eyes to the free save slots at the bottom. You as well have the option to switch to baked on mesh versions. In the “Genetics” tab, which  forgot to include on my overview (the sign under under the “play” button on the navigation bar) – so I will add it  HERE as a quick gyazo –  you as well can change the size of your iris and the offset of your eyes. In the same tab you can hide and color your lacrimal caruncle, choose the style of your teeth, play with your ears prominence and as a new feature hide your tongue!

The Teeth/Mouth tab offers you 9 different color and shading options for your teeth with 5 different anatomical variations (Again those you find in th Genetics tab).

The next 2 tabs are the new HD eye makeups and lipsticks – 6 colors each with different materials and the sliders to modify them.

The tab with the “play” button hold all the 23 cool new moods and the 32 new expressions that are now driven by an improved rigg, which as well gives you more options to work on your shape with the “edit appearance” sliders. As well new is the eye/lid section as now you have both eye lids animated along with the eyes, which gives you a way more realistic look. I already tested my Axis HUD as well and that still works perfectly to even adjust those expressions of make your own ones.

Because of BoM, there will be no longer default skins from Glam Affair included, but you get an LeLutka face applier in 4 different tones without brows since they are now applicable with system tattoo layers as well (4 tones included). For todays post I used nevertheless one of the amazing Glam Affair skins that were made for this new heads and as well will be released on the 6th of January. Glam Affair will release 5 new skins that work with both oft the new LeLutka heads (Erin & Nova) perfectly. Each skin comes in the 12 actual skin tones as BoM layers and HUD appliers. Each skin tone comes in A – E versions for the different eye brow colors and one brow-less option (E). I Decided to go with the “Xia Layer [LeLutka] 002 E” for todays post. What is new to those skins as well are the “Universal Layers”, which I have to spotlight in another post soon. The Glam Affair press releases says:

“We’re very excited to launch the Glam Affair Universal System Layers. These are special tattoo layers blended to apply only the face and make up areas of a Glam Affair release to any other skin…not just our own brands! ADD them to your current BoM skin and see how they work!”

I have to admit, it is really worth to play with them even on other skins and see that cool effect! The Universal Layers come in 8 special tone layers with a brows (A) and a brow-less option (B).

For your new LeLUTKA Evolution head, you as well get a new hairbase pack with 4 hairbases in 8 different colors – I had to find out that I can tint hairbases still as back in the old days in your edit outfit window as long as they are modify.

Speaking of tinting.. when I first played with the new LeLutka HUD I was nearly freaking out as I thought we are no longer able to tint the different layers… but then I thank god found the Tint Panel…

… but it is still there under the sweet half colored drop button on the navigation bar!

I am not yet done with all the possibilities and so I guess you will have to read more over the next days/weeks/month about the new heads and my attempts to twist them to be more “Wicca” again with different skins and options, but I wanted to so a quick sneak preview about them already, so you can get as excited as I was when I heard about the new LeLUTKA heads line!

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gacha – Earring/Septum Blade – Heart Broke” (Gacha) – NEW @ Kinky // December/January

Glasses: -SU”- – “Poison Sunglasses”

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

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair:[KoKoLoReS] – “Oakes”

Makeup & Lipstick: LeLutka – “Erin HUD”(included in the new Erin mesh head) – NEW @ Maistore

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin Head 1.0” – NEW @ Mainstore

Skin: Glam Affair – “Xia Layer [Lelutka] 002 E” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Wrinkles: Izzie’s – “BOM Layers (Pores & Blemishes)” (BoM)

Freckles: Izzie’s – “BOM Layers (Pores & Blemishes)” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Endless Pain Tattoos – “Clarissa” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Destructive… Sometimes…

Today I am very happy to do my first post as an official CerberusXing blogger. I was dreaming of that for quite some time now and now it finally happened *dances around*. I love the creations and designs of CerberusXing for… I guess in forever. He has a very special way of creating his designs and his texture skills are incredible. I rarely saw a better leather than in CerberusXing’s designs. I love his sadistic, morbid take on and that he always dares to stretch the boundaries from modern dark fashion to a nearly haute macabre look sometimes. He isn’t afraid to even go for stronger morbid thoughts or sometimes for fun stuff when you do not expect it. I admire the variety of styles his creations can be used for, but with always having his very personal trademark on them – even with no label on it, you easily can recognize a CerberusXing design.

For my first post I decided to go with a mix and match of my favorite items from CerberusXing. The “Enochian Succuba” outfit including the boots and the choker, the “Mucronate Top” as well as the cool “War Fan” and the “Tritinium Clave Collar, which is a collaboration of CerberusXing and The White Crow. The collar, which right gets plunged into your skin and flesh comes with an amazing tattoo layer that supports exactly that and makes it look more realistic. The bar-code reminds me of some kind of registration of a slave on a certain website 😉

If you look at the picture below you can see another extraordinary creation of CerberusXing – the “Ostium Impaler Ears”. I am a huge friend of unusual mesh ears and with the long stretched ear hole and the piercings these ears have exactly that what it takes. You are able to color the bottom of the earlobe like a tattoo and that heavy earing shows you why it is stretched that way 😉

For a cool look you need the perfect makeup as well and so I wanted to use one of the newest tattoos from Nefekalum Tattoos. His tattoos are more like artwork on your skin. Sometimes you get the feeling, that he has a slightly destructive adder which he puts in some of his creations and the same I feel sometimes with CerberusXing. I  am not saying that this is a bad thing! I have this adder as well and I really enjoy it, to live that part of me in SL more than in RL – that really balances me out sometimes and keeps me more healthy in RL*giggles*

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Mucronate Top – Leather” (Maitreya)

Bottom: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Skirt (Black)” (Maitreya)

Boots: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Boots (Black)” (Maitreya)

Jacket: [CX] – “Enochian Succuba – Jacket A” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Backpiece: [CX] – “War Fan”

Collar: [CX] x -TWC- – “Tritinium Slave Collar”

Chocker: [CX] – Enochian Succuba – Choker” (Maitreya)

Glasses: .Inkhole. – “Trianglix Glasses”

Piercing: [CX] – “Drop Septum”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Comission”

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

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Eyes: !SU – “Tender Eyes” (Group Gift)

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Corruption” (Omega Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Chest Tattoo: [CX] x -TWC- – “Tritinium Slave – Skin Marks Applier” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Ark – Animalish Moments

See the dark night has come down on us
The world is livin’ in its dream
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

[Gerry Rafferty]

Today I would like to highlight an interesting event, that I didn’t see like that before. It is called “The Ark” and it is hosted by Palegirl Productions. Today sadly is the last day, but RL kept me so busy, that I wasn’t able top post earlier.

You can find all kind of designs inspired by animals there, not limited to animals and decor itself *winks* I saw that dress – yes a dress – and even if I am not too much into dresses, the way it was designed caught my attention. I loved the way the cut-outs are done at the sides and especially the arms with the sleeves connected to the middle finger. I never saw such a design before.

If you know me, it was clear, that I could not do just a simple casual look with that dress, so I was thinking a long time what I could do with that. Suddenly I came across the “Fibrous” tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos again and thought, that would be a great challenge to make an editorial look with that tattoo and the dress! Certainly Zibska had to be involved with that idea too and her “WildThang” leggings just perfectly matched the animal print the dress carried too 🙂

I know the look will probably disturb many that are used to a more casual use of dresses, but that is my personal take on for that dress – even if it really took some time to find the right surrounding for it for my pictures 😉

Clothing

Outfit: [NC] – “Gira Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Ark

Leggins: Zibska – “WildThang” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Barbara Sandals” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Belt: amias – “Fenna” (Maitreya, part of a whole outfit)

Collar: -SU! – “Lynexia” (Group Gift)

Glasses: -SU! – “The Shagi Glasses” (Group Gift)

Horns: glutz – “Ramifications Horns” – NEW @ The Ark

Piercing: *PKC* – Collar Lip Piercing” (LeLutka Simone, Bento)

Nails: [FORMANAILS] – “Mayra XXL” (Maitreya, Bento)

Rings: : CULT : – “Rou Rings Set” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Water”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fibrous” (Omega Applier – Head & Body)

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fibrous” (Omega Applier – Head & Body)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Fontain: [FOURTH WALL] – “Minimalist Garden Fountain – Black”

Animals: Jinx – “Snow Cloud Gacha” (Commons) – NEW @ The Ark

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Creatures

TUNES

I fall
This is the end of you
Whispers are their weakness

Their weakness
Everyday I must practice
To fake this smile on my face
It’s all the rain that’s putting me to sleep

It’s all the rain that’s putting me to sleep
I’ll let the blood tell the truth tonight, this is my life’s work
11 tracks is not enough, to tell you how I’ve died inside
And love is lost like words

11 tracks is not enough
In spiders eyes a man becomes a fly
In prolonged silence, we all stand defiled
We fall in line with the atrophy of life

The calm before the storm is a defeating silence
I’ve given my all, to this valley of despair
We are the damned, the cursed and the broken
There’s so much more inside us

We are the lost, the sick and unspoken
There’s so much more inside us
I’m drowning in an ocean of the tears that I’ve cried
I tried to drown my sorrows

Instead they’re all drowning me
I tried to drown my sorrows
Instead they’re all drowning me

[Motionless in White – Creatures]

Clothing

Harness: Moon Elixir – “Valentina” (Belleza Freya)

Pasties: .ARISE. – Spiked Pasties / White Silver” (Belleza Freya)

Accessories

Collar & Mask: Zibska – “Maea”

Claws: A&A – “Ornate Flat Claws” (Belleza Freya, Bento) – NEW @ We ♥ RP // September 2019

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Industry” – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative // September 2019

Makeup: Zibska – “Maea” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Eyes: -SU!- – “Aure Eyes” (Group Gift)

Ears: [Trap][Gauze] – “Djin Ears”

Body: Belleza – “Freya V5.2”

Skin: ~JJ~ – “Faceted Skins” (Omega Evolved Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

E.V.E – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.5 – Splashing Aurea STAR [A]”

E.V.E – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.5 – Splashing Aurea STAR [B]”

E.V.E – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.5 – Splashing Aurea STAR [C]”

E.V.E –  “Ivy Tree [M02-No leaves] Silver”

E.V.E – “Ivy Bonsai {Silver}”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain Spikes Grass M01 {White}”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain Spikes Grass M01{Silver}”

E.V.E – “Poison Rain Spikes Grass M02 Fade {White-DelS}”

[FOURTH WALL] – “Mossy Rocks Pack” (Modified: blank white texture with original materials)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Fragility”

Today I do have the great pleasure to showcase you the work of an artist, that I do admire already for a long time for his photography. I am talking about Sir Skye Nefekalum. His artwork is just breathtaking and his visions and creativity seem to have no end. Recently he started to create extraordinary tattoos and face paint and – as you can imagine –  I am already addicted. He releases them so fast – nearly one per day – that I have a hard time keeping up, as I do want to create images that maybe can satisfy his incredible style and artwork. I am not yet such a picture pro and I try to learn new things lately. That means it takes me even longer to really be satisfied with what I am trying to archieve, as I do not want to dissapoint Sir Skye for his amazing work.

Anyways, today I have the honor to show you two of the very first designs of Nefekalum Tattoos. The body tattoo is called “Fragility” and he face paint is named “Seer”. “Fragility” is a tintable tattoo (except for Maitreya, as their body doesn’t feature any coloring in the tattoo layers). It comes as an Omega applier, which allows you to use it with any Omega compatible body. I just tried it on my Belleza Freya body and it just works perfect. I tried many different colors and shades until my choice fell to blue. I always had an addiction to blue and white for what ever reason :p

The awesome “Seer” facial art as well comes as an Omega applier and you can play a little with the blending options until you have your perfect look. What I do love the most is that all of his tattoos – the ones I already got – work for male and female and gives the avatar a very special and extraordinary look. all of them do have a very crisp and clean look, which for me is a sign of high quality work. I do have many others that are slightly blurry or do have weird seams, but not the Nefekalum Tattoos.

While I was working on the pictures I had to do a teaser picture for an upcoming hunt gift and I could not resist to again use both of those amazing tattoos in a different color as it just worked so perfect with our gloves *blushes* But that shows how versatile the “Fragility” tattoo is with different colors. As you can see I have a different, more darker blending for the face paint on this picture, so you can see the different possibilities as well for the face art.

I am really curious with what Sir Skye will come up next, while I will try to prepare the next showcase of his amazing work!

Accessories

Harness: Luas – “Azahar Harness” (Belleza Freya)

Collar: [CX] – “Hells Harbinger” (Maitreya)

Sleeves: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme” (Belleza Freya)

Pasties: .ARISE. – “Spiked Pasties” (Belleza Freya)

Glasses: -SU”- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses Blue-Silver” (Gacha, Common)

Piercing 1: Blaxium – “Jaiden Chain Piercing L”

Piercing 2: Blaxium – “Venenosa Piercing – Simone” (LeLutka Simone)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: RAMA.SALON – “Rhonda Hair L+”

Face Paint: Nefekalum Tattoos  – “Seer” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Belleza – “Freya V 5.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fragility” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Ears Elf HD”

Eyes: -SU”- – “Phantom Eyes V.2 All Colors” (Group Gift)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Dogs: {anc} – “flottante puppy. milk”

Background: E.V.E Studio – “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.4 – Splashing Aurea [A]” & “SUNNY SPELLS Vol.4 – Splashing Aurea [B]”

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

Poser Tool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.6”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin