Silent Forest

2nd U Magazine: https://issuu.com/secondumagazine/docs/2ndu-apr2017

Details
Outfit: N-Uno – “Sheila”
Kneebracers: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Mirit”
Shoes: Moda – “Callista”
Hair: Truth – “Olinda”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Amara”
Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06”
Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips No. 005”
Tattoo: White Widow – “Deep Water”
Shield: [EZ] – “Vikingr Shield”
Bow: [EZ] – “Storybook – Heartseeker”
Spear: Harbinger – “Spear of the Black Hand” (store closed)
Slingshot: Harbinger – “Ta’chana” (store closed)
Pose:  Poseidon

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.6”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.0”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Flight of Fancy into the Darkness

At the moment I am trying to learn new PS tricks and techniques. I discovered my likings for dark background pictures with a very simple set and more extra ordinary poses, so that the focus is more on the person and the items that are being showcased.

When I started to work with black backgrounds, usually they looked kinda flat and I was wondering how you can still have the imagination of a room even if it is all dark. But som subtile lights which are not even really noticeable, will do the trick I read. The shadows on the avatar will as well help with that if you have something throwing shadows on your avatar that you, that you not really see. There are so many more things like reflections and what not, that I still try to learn properly before I am coming up with picture :p

Today it would be The amazing lingerie from Blacklace, the super sexy high heels from Glamistry and the adorable and incredible jewelry from EarthStones, which I would like to showcase.

I had the great pleasure to take a photo of Abraxxa Anatine, designer and owner of EarthStones, for the last issue of the Spotlight magazine. Abraxxa is such a wonderful and lovely person and her creativity has no limits. While we were shooting she was wearing one of her latest releases, the “Flight of Fancy” jewelry set.

When I saw it, I immediately fell in love with it. It was made for the last round of TLC but I am sure it will be in her main store now.

The set contains a pair of earrings, 2 bracelets as well as a short and along necklace. The details on this set are incredible. With the butterflies and the little studs and gems and all the filigree chain links… just amazing. The Set as well is HUD driven so you can customize the colors to your personal likings and your look.

For the shoes, I decided to go with the latest release of Glamistry. The “Lilium” heels are a pair of super sexy pumps. I love the high plateau heel on them and as well the simplicity. With that you can see the wonderful leather texture if the shoes and as well the great details like the seam.

The super cool nail polish was made by ChloeElectra for her brand .alme. I love the golden geometric lines that run over the colored nail 🙂 and with the color they matched amazing to the jewelry and the lingerie!

The lingerie is not just an applier! This time Blacklace came out with a wonderful negligee made of mesh with a sexy transparency.  The panties and the garters are made of mesh as well, only the stockings are mesh body appliers. “Kelsey” you can purchase in many different colors as always with Blacklace designs 🙂

The sofa I used was made by Katink. originally it comes with some poses, but for this post I just used various other poses and adjusted them to the sofa 🙂

Details

Outfit: Blacklace – “Kelsey” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Glamistry – “Lilium” (Maitreya)

Jewelry: EarthStones – “Flight of Fancy”

Nailpolish: .alme – “The Edge Dark” (Maitreya Applier)

Makeup: Zibska – “Sirra” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 005” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: Truth – “Ximena”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.6”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.0”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

She’s a Maniac

Locking rhythms to the beat of her heart
Changing movement into light
She has danced into the danger zone
When the dancer becomes the dance

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before

[Michael Sembello]

When I saw the “She’s a Maniac” gacha set from Salt & Pepper, I immediately had the pictures of one of my favourite 80s movie in mind… Flashdance!

For those who are my age.. I am sure you remember that little beauty training her ass off, sweating like she would have stood in the rain to get hired by that ballet company :p

Yes, I admit, I had to watch the movie right there again while styling the new gacha set of Salt & Pepper and I highly enjoyed it – even if I saw it like a hundred times before – Thank you Salt!

I wanted to make my own interpretation of that main character of the movie, or how I would have seen the look in my very own vision. Since I am an 80s addicted, I had to have it in black and white with some hints of red on the lips and the fingernails, the hat as well was a must 😉

First I experimented with a ballet room with lots of mirrors and what not, but then I felt that something more simple would do a better job, to have the focus on the actual look and as well the fantastic poses from Poseidon.

So I just set up a white studio with a ballet barre from Cinphul and the “BoomBox” by [Since 1975]. I rarely saw such amazing energetic poses, than the ones of Poseidon. And when I saw he had  ballet and dances moves…

Again I experienced that not only great clothing, a cool set and some good photography make a picture.. no… poses do their huge part to it as well. It is always a combination of everything in my opinion.

And it is a lot more fun to work with energetic poses… if it fits the theme than with just static photo poses. Sometimes energetic, movement poses might not work on the first view, but if you change the angle, you can have super cool pictures, or if you just use a crop 😉

To give the whole look some more personal twist, I added the “Grim” eyepatch from [sys]. I love fancy headpieces and face deco and this little piece of art is just another master piece of [sys]. All those leather bands, chains and little decorations make this eyepatch to so much more than “just” an eyepatch 😉

The “Charming” collar from Happy Undead just matched so nicely in colors, style and as well in the positioning – it nearly looked as it was made for the “She’s a maniac” gacha set!

Maybe you now have the same desire as I had to watch ‘Flashdance’ again and I would like at least to link the video of that song 😉

TUNES

Details

Outfit: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “She’s a Maniac” – NEW @ The Arcade (Gacha Set)

Eyepatch: [sys] – “Grim”

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming”

Watch: Minimal – “Christmas Watch” – NEW from the Mad Pea Advents Calendar

Hair (with hat): Truth – “Elira”

Ghettoblaster: [Since 1975] – “BoomBox”

Ballet Barre: Cinphul – “Delusory”

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Indian Spirit or Ethnic Hippy?

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Sometimes playing with colors can be so much fun. If it is with designs and creations from designers you adore and respect highly it is even more fun 😉

Today my main focus shall be on the amazing furniture and decor from 22769 and the awesome designs of Poulet Koenkamp from PurpleMoon.

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The new “Wanda” outfit immediately caught my attention after I unpacked it. It is the exact perfect outfit for the hot days at the moment. With the short asymmetric skirt and the amazing ornamented top with these delicate cut outs that awesome outfit pushed me towards a more alternative, ethnic, hippy looking style. That as well brought me on the first idea… to add the “Nazca” hair feathers from Indyra 😉

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When I was looking more through all the goodies I got lately, I stumbled over an amazing tattoo from White Widow. I always adored Julie Hastings for her skills to make such delicate and filigree tattoos, which appear so sharp on all of the bodies, that you can see every tiny, little line and dot. The “Shallows” tattoo was originally designed for the Epiphany event but I am sure you can find this amazing gacha now at the White Widow main store 😉 The awesome glasses are made by Glamistry. They come with a huge HUD to customize many different parts of the glasses – plastic and metals.

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The mega amazing jewelry as well was made by PurpleMoon. The “Imani” set is available at the actual round of Chapter 4. It comes with different color palette HUDs you can choose from. A well you can choose from different versions of the necklace and different combinations or even the full set. The set as well contains awesome earrings which I left out for this post because of the amazing “Loni” hair from Truth, that anyways covers the ears so you would not even see them. To not cover up the wonderful tattoo I needed some very special shoes. I wanted boots, but boots would have covered up too much. So I went with the “Botttlebrush” heels from Empire. With the thin laces they made the perfect compromise of boots and sandals I could find 😉

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For the scenery, I chose various items from 22769. I always adored Manuel and Paco, their genius ideas for all kind of furniture and as well their skills to create those detailed and so realistic looking designs. The super cute sofas are called “Beatle Chair” as the backside of them is made like those very popular cars (I will have another post showing them properly soon). The awesome wall flag, the neat, colored cupboard as well as the flowers and the lamp come from a new gacha machine, which is located at the actual round of the Gacha Garden and the very detailed shisha was part of a great beach set for Indie Teepee. Creating scenes with items from 22769 always is so much fun that I tend to overload the background as so many things would fit so perfect 😉

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Details

Outfit: PurpleMoon – “Wanda” – NEW @ SWANK

Jewelry: PurpleMoon – “Imani” – NEW @ Chapter 4

Shoes: Empire – “Bottlebrush”

Head Jewelry: Indyra – “Nazca Hair Feather Charm”

Hair: Truth – “Loni”

Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2002”

Tattoo: White~Widow – “Shallows”

Sofas: 22769 – “Beatle Chair” – NEW @ Liaison Collaborative

Shisha: 22769 – “Hookah”

Cupboard, Lamp, Wallposters & Flowerpot: 22769 – “Moroccan Love Affair” – NEW @ The Gacha Garden

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 05/22/2016 – Landscape, Scenery or Editorial?

Sometimes it is a hard decision how you want your photo to look like.

This time I was pondering a lot between an editorial look, or just find a matching landscape or if I wanna build a scenery on my platform.

 

I started with roaming around sims to find an ice location first when Anderian IMed me and we talked about editorial shots. I told her I am looking for something modern hippy looking when she suggested to just try google for 70s editorial fashion shots.

And there my vision of a landscape did go… now I wanted to do an editorial one :p

Enough of story telling about sceneries, let’s get the view on the clothing 😉

The amazing “Happy Stroll in the Rain” jeans from Whimsical Imaginarium are the base of my todays styling. I got those amazing pants from Bodza, while we were talking and I fell immediately in love with them. I have a heart for wide flaired bell bottom pants in RL as well… I am not a 70s person, I was born in the 70s so the basic late 70s trends did pass me by while being a little child. Even if I remember some of those being in my wardrobe.. especially those weird wide dresses that started to get wide under the chest…

Now you gonna say ‘Oh yeah there is millions of those pants on the grid’ but well.. those catched my eyes because of the amazing texture and as well with the idea of having one lower leg colored different. To cover the color break on the knee, Bodza put some delicate lace and as well to repeat the colors ( yes I am a friend of no standalone colors… :p ) one oft the back pockets has the same color.

The amazing textured top is made by Asia Rae and it was a perfect addition to the amazing jeans – style and colorwise 😉 The “Demy Crop Top” comes with a color HUD so you can customize the top to your needs colorwise.

For the jewelry I decided to go for a mix and match of 2 different Kungler sets and an amazing necklace from Charm. The cool glasses that did underline the modern 70s look I got from agapee. They are kinda funny to use, as they come with a HUD that lets you move the glasses up to your head with an animation and as well you have 3 options for the glasses to fold the front side up.

For the hair I decided to go with a new style from Truth, which was released on the actual round of the Enchantment event.  The hair is very versatile too as you get different options for the forehead part and several sizes for all kind of chest sizes.

The best shoes to go for todays look were wedges (Grand I can hear you on that one and believe me, usually I am not a friend of wedges myself, but that look simply called for them!)

The “Oksana Leather Heels” from [MODA] actually did not look that bad and with their huge HUD – all of their shoes have that huge HUD – it was quite easy to match them in color to the rest of the look 🙂

Since I wanted something clean and editorial looking, as well as something with sit poses – which are so underestimated in so many blogs – I tried my luck on the “Lovers Crate Seat” from Shutter Field. The poses in that little cube are quite awesome, they just did not go too well with my outfit, so I just tried random poses out of my inventory to make it work. I realized very fast that having long legs and being a little bit above the average in terms of height, makes sitting a huge challenge :p . But with some minor graphic surgery even that worked out quite well. Since I am not that great skilled in working with editing programs, I can promise it really only was minor fixing 😉

So in the end, it was the editorial version for today, but like I said to Tempe lately when we talked – and she agreed with me – … every style, every look, can call for something special. I neither wanna miss the fun roaming around on sims to find amazing locations, nor I would like to just have self-built sceneries or only white screened pictures for my blog. It is a lot about moods, feelings and emotions, that make me decide what the end result will be 😉

Details

Pants: Whimsical Imaginarium (*Wh.I*) – “Happy Stroll in the Rain” – NEW

Top: Asia Rae [AR] – “Demy Crop Top”

Shoes: [MODA] – “Oksana Leather Heels”

Bracelet: Kunglers – “Keira”

Ring: Kunglers – “Assira”

Necklace: .Charm. – “Fearis Collar”

Glasses: agapee (*agp*) – “Johnny Sunglasses”

Hair: Truth – “May” – NEW @ Enchantment

Prop: Shutter Field [sf] – “Lovers Crate Seat”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Sunny Day with *agapee* & Eclipse

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The sun comes out more and more and I just had to do another Spring post today 😉

I was experimenting some more with my new mesh head I got, but to be honest I did not yet found anything new. So I will focus on the amazing dress, which I got from *agapee* and  the cool boots made by Eclipse.

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The amazing “Jean Outfit” is a real spring ensemble. With the sweet long-sleeved top, decorated by that little scarf, and the wonderful belted skirt with the delicate lace part in the front, it is perfect for the first warm sun beams.

The outfit comes with a HUD to change the colors of the short and the scarf to 6 different ones, so that you can customize the whole outfit perfectly to your very own likings.

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The super cute hairstyle comes from Truth and was made for the actual round of The Fantasy Collective.

For the pictures, I wanted something sweet and modern, to complement the outfit itself. When I was lately doing some sim hopping, I discovered a residential sim called “Mataiva”. The name for the place is “The Iconic Spell”.

“The Ionic Spell is what remains of a little village devastated by a large solar storm.. For 10 years the people have lived without electricity and looked for ways to restore the light.The community is close and we must stick together to find the answer”

That is the description which I found in the sim description field. On the first view you won’t see the destructions, as most of the sim look like, as if the residents have rebuilt it, but some corners still show the basic idea. It is a fantastic place to walk around and enjoy the love to the detail, the people put in here to create this wonderful little world.

I am sure I will return to this awesome place to discover some more interesting corners for future pics and posts 😉

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Details

Outfit: *agapee* – “Jean Outfit”

Boots: Eclipse – “Oh Me”

Hair: Truth – “Tierney” – NEW @ The Fantasy Collective

Body: Slink – “Physique”

Head: Catwa – “Jessica”

Freckles: Le Forme – “Beauty Moles II V3”

Eyes: Ikon – “Hope Eyes”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Location: The Iconic Spell

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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PurpleMoon goes Fantasy for the Instruments Anniversary

PurpleMoon 2A Midsummer Night’s Dream… that’s the name of one of the latest releases from PurpleMoon.

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.

PurpleMoon 1The dress is made with a corset and a very cute wrap around skirt. The corset is decorated with amazing ornaments, that underline the dreamy flair of the whole creation. To match the “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” PurpleMoon offers the “Titania Sandals” for the Slink high mesh feet.

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.

PurpleMoon 5The “Galactic” set is a very fantasy and space looking set. The huge aqua colored gems are captured by filigree little silver decorations… simply amazing. The whole set contains earrings, necklace, ring, tiara and a headdress (which I did not use for this post).

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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LOTD 06/24/2014 LeeZu meets Miamai

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Since RL kept me from posting all those wonderful things I got at the FFL for the last 2 weeks I decided not to hide those jewels from you and post them now even if the main event might have ended already.

Today’s basic outfit was the contribution of LeeZu to the FFL 2014. The “Bon Bon” dress comes in 2 different colors, black, yellow and cream. For my post I decided to wear the cream one with the huge red accents on the skirt.

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The “Bon Bon” dress is a beautiful and sexy mesh dress. The long skirt covers the legs but the top shows a lot of skin. The huge red accents you will just find on the skirt what makes them even more spotlight of the whole dress. The top again shows the amazing texture skills of LeeZu Baxter. The wonderful folds and lights that make the fabric so realistic really caught my attention too.

For the shoes I have something special as well from Miamai.

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Since the dress is going down to the floor nearly I took it off for a moment to snap the shoes 😉 . The “Curiosity” Pumps in reddish satin are made for the 21shoes event. You need the Slink high mesh feet to be able to wear them properly. The feet are not part of the shoes!

The color of the shoes just went perfect with the red accent of the dress. Now that my upper body was more white while on the lower I have this sexy red color accents, I decided to wear my “Garnet Nest” necklace from Paper Couture.

And now I will jump back into my inventory and see what else I missed the last 2 weeks 😉 .

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Details

Dress: LeeZu – “Bon Bon” – NEW (mesh, FFL 2014)

Shoes: Miamai – “Curiosity Pumps_ luxe Reddish Satin” – NEW (for slink high feet only! 21Shoes event)

Hair: Truth – “Delta” (mesh)

Necklace: Paper Couture (P.C) – “Garnet Nest”

Feet: Slink – “Female feet AvEnhancement high” (mesh)

Tattoo: White Widow – “Snake Eyes”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Chair & Furniture: 22769 – “Chtuluh Arm Chair” & “Amber Lamp”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Nya’s Shop for the .PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

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Style Card 1

Outfit: Nya’s Shop – “Summer Bodysuit” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Hair: Truth – “Hailey” (mesh)

Shoes: *GF* – “Rosette”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual” (mesh)

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Poses: *PosESioN*

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Outfit: Nya’s Shop – “Alice” (mesh, .PENUMBRA. S/S FW 2014)

Hair: Truth – “Delta” (mesh)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Midbar”

Shoes: Cashmere – “Vintage Taylor Platforms”

Bag: GizzA – “Ruffle Bag” (mesh)

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Poses: *PosESioN*

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK: 25th of May to the 31st of May 2014

Witness the gathering of SL Fashion’s Bests as they unveil their visions for Spring/Summer 2014.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, a very much anticipated one week event takes the pioneer to display and express varied new styles in Second Life. The fashion fiesta, first and unique of its kind is a contemporary platform envisioned and designed to unite established designers with designers who aspire being “BRANDS” of tomorrow.

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is envisioned tolead and promote designer’s aspirations and motivations to a Global Audience Arena is Second Life

.PENUMBRA. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION WEEK 2014, is motivated to showcase the pinnacle of Second Life’s Fashion showmanship.

Today’s event shedule:

MAY 30TH | FRIDAY

2PM TOTAL ECLIPSE SHOW
LEGAL INSANITY

4PM SL LIVE RADIO

6PM TOTAL ECLIPSE SHOW
LYBRA

The Runway Perfect Hunt #4 – Part 5

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The Runway Perfect Hunt goes in it’s 4th round :) . Morgane Batista again made it, to get amazing designers to participate in one of the most famous hunts on the grid. Even if the title says “The hunt with models in mind” does not mean this hunt is limited to models only. All the amazing and versatile designs are amazing additions to everybody’s wardrobe, even the males will find some amazing hunt prizes in some locations ;) This year the hunt is not a total freebie hunt, each hunt item costs $5 Linden. With a total of 50 shops you reach a maximum of $250 Linden, what is a great amount for so many amazing quality designs!

I always had a weakness for black & white outfits and stylings and as I saw the hunt prize from location #23, Dot BE Fashion I would not resist to do another totally black & white look ;).  Boniefacio, owner and designer of Dot BE Fashion, made a wondeful 2 part outfit called “Female Outfit” for the 4th Runway Perferct Hunt. The long black mesh pants with the wide sleeves reminded me of the good old flares of the 70s. Together with the long, geometric black & white textured mesh top it gets a light touch of a retro style. To do not another totally retro style I decided to add one of my favourite 80s look hair and the “Britsh Loafers” from Redgrave, what pulled it more towards the 80s. To give it another more modern touch I added the awesome “Dahlink Wild Zebra” makeup from Zibska and the “Lips Stripes” from Silken Moon, wich both went amazing with the black & white “Female Outfit” top :).

The Runway Perfect Hunt will last until the 30th of May so do not hesitate too long to grab your hunt prizes ;)

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Details

Outfit: Dot BE Fashion – “Female Outfit” – NEW (mesh, TRPH #4)

Shoes: Redgrave – “British Loafers”

Hair: Burley – “Sirah” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Zibska – “Dahlinka Wild – Zebra”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Lip Stripe”

Poses: Corpus  – “Couture Edition” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin