So take me as I am…

So take me as I am
This may mean you’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that when I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won’t mean a thing

[Meredith Brooks]

The styling today I made with some goodies of the WCF 2017. The fair is now over but I am sure, you will find all the creations and designs in the mainstores of the designers ๐Ÿ™‚

Sometimes you plan on blogging something and then all of a sudden you RL comes in between and disturbs that plans.

But I loved the look too much to just trash it and go on with all the new stuffs ๐Ÿ˜‰

The outfit is a mix and match of several designers and as well of mesh designs and appliers.

The cool top, that mainly is made of chains with some cloth at the sides was made by [sys] as an exclusive for the WCF 2017. Since I wanted to cover up my private parts a little bit, I added the “Sexy Lingerie” from Cherie underneath the “Shane” top.

The hair as well was made as an exclusive to the WCF 2017 and it doesย  come from no.match. At the moment I have kinda a top 3 for hair designers and I could not say which one of those I love most , since they are all do different. No.match, EMO-tions and enVOGUE I use the most as I just simply love their ideas and textures the most. Certainly I have hair from all over as there are hairstyles I see and like instantly like DeLa, .shi or so many others but when I pull up my hair folder those 3 have the highest numbers for a reason ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the WCF 2017, no.match made 2 different version with a hat. one as a braid and one – the one I am using today – with open hair. One has the cap set on forward and the other one has it 180 degrees turned like the cool kids usually have it :p

The cool gloves were made by Real Evil Industries and I really love the details as well as the huge HUD that does let you customize so many parts to match your outfit.

The tattoo certainly comes from White Widow. I just love Julie’s tattoos and I rarely find good ones which do not get blurry or are way to colored or just uploaded RL tattoos. I do love the creativity and as well the painting skills that Julie brings to her tattoos and I am totally amazed that this creativity seems to be never ending ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Shirt: [sys] – “Shane” (Maitreya)

Lingerie: Cheeky – “Cherie – Sexy Lingerie” (Maitreya Applier)

Gloves: Real Evil Industries – “Jassy Corset Gloves”

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Akira” (Maitreya)

Collar: [evolove] – “Mandy – Horn Choker”

Cigarette: Nikotin – “Cigarette Dirty”

Glasses: *agp* – “Johnny Sunglasses”

Hair: no.match – “No.More”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Insidious” (Maitreya Applier)

Nail Polish: .alme – “The Edge Light” (Maitreya Applier)

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

Set:

Background: RAMA – “Passage Side”

Bus Station: 22769 – “Art Nouveau Bus Stop”

Basics:
Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.6โ€
Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V4.0โ€
Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€
Shape: Selfmade

Running Free!

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

Details
Outfit: Salt & Pepper – “Enya”
Left Foot: Meva – “Aster Boots”
Right Foot: DRD – “Post Apocalyptic Prostethic”
Gloves: Astralia – “Ivy Elf”
Wings: Astralia – “Dead Bird Cage”
Mask: Astralia – “Selvaggia”
Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Leighton”
Tattoo: White Widow – “Chocolat”

Pose: Poseidon

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Basics:
Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.6โ€
Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V4.0โ€
Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€
Shape: Selfmade

Seductive Chic in a Spring Mood

 

Spring is coming! – At least it looked like yesterday even if the wind was horrible again today :p

To my todays feeling the “Plaisir” dress from [sys] just was the right match. The short dress with the high open, loosely collar and the seductive open back… perfect for the first few warm sun moments.

The huge cutout in the back really makes the “Plaisir” dress mega special. Only the thick brown leather strap hold the whole dress in place ๐Ÿ˜‰ And look how deep the cut out is… you really have to be careful with your moves… ๐Ÿ˜‰

I chose to wear some leggings under the dress and I know I had blogged those already before, but I really do love them a lot. The “Hisa Leather Leggings” from lassitude & ennui. I was so amazed when I put them on the first time, that appliers can look so realistic and actually do look like a mesh item while they are appliers ‘only’. All those shadows and lights , the folds and wrinkles, they are so realistic I really had to cam close to see that they are really flat on the body… incredible!

The super chic glasses are made by Glamistry and just were the perfect accessory for the look to give it an even more chic look. The “PU2003” sunglasses have a cat-eye feeling to them as well as a soft vintage touch, this kind of shape is my personal fave anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰ It does remind me of those 50s pin-up glasses a little bit.

I really enjoyed the sim a lot after I was doing my shoots. I never was at Anduril before, but I am sure I was not there the last time. they have so many different corners there and all are built with so much love to the detail, it was hard to choose one for the pictures already when I arrived there and looked around. Sometimes it is really worth it to jump through the search to find a new sim, or even look into the destination guide of SL, instead of just using the ones you already know very well. It can be time-consuming, but you can find some neat places out there.

I hope you could feel some of my spring feelings for that post ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Dress: [sys] – “Plaisir” (Maitreya)

Leggings: Lassitude & Ennui – “Hisa Leather Leggings” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: [sys] – “Lido” (Maitreya)

Glases: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2003”

Collar: [evolove] – “Mandy Horn Choker” @ The Avenue

Necklace: CLOCKHAUS – “Wooden Necklace”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Makeup: La Boheme – “Steph” (LeLutka Applier)

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

Nailpolish: alme. – “Golden Threes Light”

Poses: Vitalis Animatum

Location: Anduril

Basics

Head: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œSimone 2.3โ€

Body: Maitreya โ€“ โ€œLara V3.5โ€

Eyes: IKON โ€“ โ€œHope Eyesโ€

Shape: Selfmade

Fame with Roses & Chains

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I have no clue how I came on the idea for this pictures… but it was fun :p

I know I saw that roses at Skye’s place when we did a shooting and remembered I got those too. When I saw them again, I so wanted to do something with them and when I unpacked a few boxes I found the perfect dress and all of a sudden everything fell together ๐Ÿ˜‰

But lets start from the beginning…

This time it was not an outfit that started the whole idea, it really was a set I was playing around with. I started with the “DYSTOPIA Chained Roses” from E.V.E Studio. I found so many parts in the folders… different roses with chains, standalone petals and as well several colors… I decided to go with the bronze ones as I loved the red touch paired with either a golden or a black chain. While I was playing around with arranging the roses I came across the “Splashing Droplets” in gold, which just matched the “Chained Roses” perfectly.

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ย When I unpacked the “FAME” dress from [sys]which you can find at the actual round of The Liaison Collaborative and saw the chains at the high cut on the left side… I did know that was the right dress for that picture ๐Ÿ˜‰

The dress is a very simple one BUT with great asymmetric details. The left arm is covered by a long sleeve while the right arm is totally bare. The left side has a high slit which is decorated with many rows of chains.

Another great detail I would love to focus as well. The amazing rings and hand bands from Formanails. Formanails does the most incredible hand jewelry and nails I ever saw. Most of the designs are made for either Maitreya or Slink Casual or Slink Formal hands.

Overall the whole scenery with the looks and the set looked weird and cool the same time to me so I just had fun to take some pics and see what comes out ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was a new feeling to me, to style according to a set instead of the other way round *giggles*. It was a great experience and as well some kind of a new challenge for me, maybe I should do that more often ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “FAME” – NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

Shoes: KC – “Aletheia Boots

Collar: Swallow – “Lust Collar”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Kerima”

Rings: Formanails – “Maitreya Rings & Handband 2”

Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2004”

Deco: E.V.E Studio – “Chained Roses” & “Splashing Droplets”

Poses: EverGlow/DARE Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Enoying my first few days of my Vacation with [sys] ;)

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Finally my summer holidays are here – YEAH! Yes, teachers desire vacation as much as students *grins*

6 weeks of mot getting up to early and living my true nature as a night owl again :p

It really does feel nice, if you actually can spend time and just roam around instead of just having 2 to 3 hours to create and work in SecondLife. First I started to unpack a lot of boxes, which came too short over the past few weeks because of the final exams at school and all the events that come for the end of year of school.ย  My first box already had something very cool in it… the new “Ride” outfit from [sys]. The whole outfit contains a bra, shirt, shorts and a wrapped shirt around your waist. There are different color combinations available but each one comes with a HUD to customize it a little more. You get 2 options per HUD for each part.

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While I was opening all those boxes that got to me over the last couple of weeks I found one goodie after another, what means, there will be a lot of posts over the next few days o guess ;). Another amazing item, which perfectly matched the “Ride” outfit from [sys.], was the “Equals” tattoo from White Widow. That awesome art piece covers the arms all the way down with flowers in wonderful shadings. Now certainly I needed some cool glasses, which I found at Haysuriza – A place I really love to go if I need some cool, more urban casual looking glasses ;).

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The totally awesome hair I am using, certainly comes from one of my favourite hair designers in SL… EMO-tions ๐Ÿ˜‰ The “Bernadette” hair does have the perfect touch of smart, urban and casual as well as a lightly rebel look, that I love so much for my more private and urban looking looks ๐Ÿ™‚ And now for the jewelry… I know Pris will kill me again – like she always does if I am wearing something “old” that might be not any longer available – but old does not automatically mean bad in my opinion. Sometimes, designs, creations or items do never get old. The look and the skills used to handcrafted them can make them long time goodies. Certainly sometimes weird moving flexies from 2008 might appear old but as well if you take a look at the nowadays designers who use flexible prims again to mix them with new mesh creations… they change in their look and as well improved in their movements. Sometimes it has even a huge plus and adds some kind of uniqueness if you use some of your long time favorites, as they just might add the little extra on your look. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying keep all your old items… but sometimes a few are worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Saying that, my jewelry for today comes from YS&YS and has quite some years on it’s back in my inventory ๐Ÿ˜‰ The “NEW Silver” set with a part flexible earing and the wonderful necklace just made the perfect addition for the look.

In the end I really do believe in a good mixture of new and older items to finalize a look. sometimes those old items even bring back some great memories to a show yu walked, a shooting you had or even from who you got them. With all our run on new releases, do not forget about some things, that might appear old on the first view.. on a second view they can quiet be nice *winks*

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Details

ย Outfit: [sys] – “Ride” – NEW @ TLC

Shoes: J’s – “Studded Long Boots”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Bernadette”

Jewelry: YS&YS – “New Silver”

Glasses: Haysuriza – “London”

Tattoo: White~Widow – “Equals”

Poses: Corpus

Location: Crestwick

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 07/29/2016 – Lazy Afternoon

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Today I have again a post that fell together just by trying things ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sometimes that is the best way to create looks – unplanned looks I just love it :p

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First I put on the “Sensa Tank Dress” and immediately fell in love with those huge buckle in the back and the amazing counter parts at the front. Usually this is meant to be a dress but I could not resist to play with it to see what I can come up with :p

After I tried various pants, shorts and skirts, I got stuck on the “Hunter Pants” from Pixicat. With the laced sides and the great sand color, they looked perfect to the “Sensa Tank Dress”. With the pants and the top the whole look took a more heavy casual look and so I added one of my favourite shoes to the outfit – the “Triumph Boots” from [GOS].

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ย The cool arm straps are part of the “In Flames” outfit from Asteria. With the huge buckles they matches so nice to the top with the buckle in the back ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since I am really a short hair cut lover I could not pass the “No.Meaning” hairstyle of the actual round of On9 (July.. today is the last day you can find it there I guess) made by no.match.

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Now I needed a location to shoot. With this look I felt, that a inworld location would look better than an editorial shot in my studio. My first way lead me to one of the amazing Neva sims. I am sure you all know about those as they are the most awesome sims for photo shoots ๐Ÿ˜‰ If not you really should make your way to one of them. This time it was the Neva River Village. A wonderful sim with a lot of water, bridges and paths and a wonderful urban but modern and trendy look. I love the colors and tones and how everything works together so well for all of the Neva sims anyways what theme they have.

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Details

Top: [sys] – “Sensa Tank Dress”

Pants: Pixicat – “Hunter Pants”

Shoes: [GOS] – “Triumph Boots”

Arm Parts: Asteria – “In Flames”

Hair: no.match – “No.Meaning” – NEW @ On9

Makeup: Dead Apples – “Glam Gold”

Location: Neva River Village

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Lady in Red? Featuring Azul & EMO-tions

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Lady in Red

I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
Looking for a little romance, given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind

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Lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me, it’s where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget, the way you look tonight

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing
I’ve never seen so many people wanna be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight

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Lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me, it’s where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget, the way you look tonight
I never will forget, the way you look tonight

The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red (I love you.)

[Chris de Burgh]

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Details

Dress (incl Choker): Azul – “Yves” – NEW
Shoes: [MODA] – “Tessa Knee High Boots”
Hair: EMO-tions – MARTINA – NEW @ Hairfair 2016
Bag: 22769 ~ [femme] – “Veronica Handbag”
Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2003”
Ring: alme Jewelry – “Leaves Ring”
Makeup: Veechi – “Sleuth Shadows”
Lipstick: Zibska – “Winterberries”
Poses: Devilish Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 07/19/2016 – Today @ GizzA

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Today I was in a very casual mood when I put on my clothes for my GizzA shift.

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The cool “Emma Bib Overall” is one of the latest releases from GizzA. The used optic of the ‘retro washed’ version are totally my thing with the lightly urban but still trendy look. I completed The outfit with the “Lucy Tank” in ‘lemon’, which exactly mirrored my mood today ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sometimes you do not even feel like you wanna put on makeup and since I wanted a real simple casual look, I went without any makeup. The super awesome hair comes from EMO-tions. Who does not dream of such a long and still great looking braided hairstyle? For today’s look it was just perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰

The accessories are from Elysium and the leather strings kinda repeated the amazing ‘rasta look’ of the hair style and they did not overlay the whole style too much.

And now… time to work!

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Details

Pants: GizzA – “Emma Bib Overall” – NEW

Top: GizzA – “Lucy Tank”

Shoes:[sys] – “Vertigo”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Valentina”

Jewelry: Elysium – “Ichtaca”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Location: Dead End

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 06/13/2016 – Dandy Chic with Asteria, EMO-tions, Tracei & Glamistry

Today I have an extraordinary outfit to showcase… The new “Willow” outfit from Asteria.

What caught my eyes was the wonderful asymmetric look of the whole outfit.

The outfit contains The shorts, the bustier and the amazing shirt. The bustier and the shorts are not just simple, black basics. The are designed in a very seductive way with all the straps and ‘holes’ that show a lot of skin. The cool shirt is buttoned in the front and lays smart on one shoulder only.

To accessorize the outfit I chose to go with the amazing “Xanthe Set” from Tracei together with his amazing “Ira White Ring”, both in white.

This amazing jewelry is such a chameleon! It works for so many different styles and looks and as well can turn the basic looks into something totally different.

I wanted to add some more chic to my look and the “Xanthe Set” was just perfect for that. with the shite gemstones and the delicate and sophisticated golden metals, it was the perfect addition to the look. The “Ira Ring” was the exact little piece that I was missing for my today’s look. It perfectly matched the “Xanthe Set” with the white color and the filigree golden metal decorations.

For the hair, I was thinking a lot what I would like to wear. First I tried a few more elegant looking styles – some updos –ย  but, it just did not look right… So I tried to think a totally different direction. I asked my best friend google – in such moments it really feels like a rescue :p – about some things and all of a sudden there popped up some female dandy looking styles and the idea of a hat was born!

And as if it would have been fate, I just got the amazing “Kiki” hair from EMO-tions. The hair looks similar to the “Kristen” hairstyle, which I loved so much lately, but with that amazing hat on top… just genius and so perfect for what I was looking for.

Now with the new idea for the look, I needed some shoes that support that new twist on the outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰

I looked through my shoes and immediately got stuck with the “Edelweiss heels” from Glamistry. With their casual and at the same time elegant looking attire they totally were what I was looking for. The great HUD did let me choose the perfect colors to match the “Willow” outfit perfectly. The laces added a perfect casual tad and the elegant hells pulled it right back on the chic side.

Now I just had to find an idea for the scenery, to make the pictures. First I tried several sky boxes but all looked too busy and so I decided to go with something very simplistic. I just put out the “Black Cube Pouf” from 22769 and parts of a skybox from CD Homes for the wall decoration. Sometimes less is more I was taught ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Asteria – “Willow” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Kiki” – NEW

Jewelry: Tracei – “Xanthe Set” & “Ira Ring”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Edelweiss”

Stockings: AviCandy – “Lacey Back Seam”

Cushion: 22769 – “Black Cube Pouf”

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