Pose Studies with HelaMiyo

HelaMiyo – “Ankles Action” Pose Set

Poses are something very personal and as well to me they are a very important part to my pictures and blogging. We all spend a lot of time to dress up our pixels to get a cool look for our posts. I need the same amount of time as well to find the poses I do want to use for certain outfits. A real cool outfit can be super boring and not exciting at all when you use the wrong poses in my opinion.

HelaMiyo – “Ankles Action” Pose Set

If you have a wonderful detailed outfit and you just do a standing pose with lots of background and ambience around you, all those pretty little details simply vanish. It took me a long time until I figured out a way for me to keep those details and as well have a cool picture. Poses are very often too underestimated. Sometimes poses that look crazy and weird on the first view, can become very interesting if you play with them, turn them around or just have a crop picture where you only can see certain parts. Maybe that requires more pictures to showcase an outfit properly but I do not mind that at all if I am satisfied with the picture itself.

HelaMiyo – “Ankles Action” Pose Set

For shoes for example you can do so much more than just have shoes and feet on the picture. Like with the pose I used on the picture above. The shoes are the definite focus in that picture, but I still have nearly my whole avatar shown and the outfit it self as well. The same pose from another angle can showcase something different. So one pose can be used more than once and maybe sometimes you cannot even tell that it was the same pose with a totally different angle on it (at least I could not :p)

HelaMiyo – “Ankles Action” Pose Set

Sometimes I get asked, why I am doing more than one picture for my blog posts and if one picture would not be enough. Maybe sometimes one would be enough but then, if you style your avatar with time and passion, would you not like to show all the details you styled to it – Maybe a back view or a closeup? For clothing I usually do not have more than 3 to 5 pictures, if I do not have a picture story or something like that. Then I try to have one full body shot, one head shot and maybe one with shoes, nails or a little detail that would be overseen in one of the 2 others. But if I play with poses, I do have more than that. Usually, one pose set has more tha one or 2 poses in it and how I could showcase a pose set with just one picture if I do not wanna stuff all poses into one picture?

HelyMiyo – “Ankles Action” Pose Set

If I want to do pose studies with more than one pose set, I have to have more pictures to really showcase the work a pose designer put in to it. To be honest it is as well fun to change poses and angles while you take pictures. I sometimes find angles and crops I never would have thought about, by just turning and rotating my pose stand *giggles*

For this post I had over 80 snapshots and in the end over 20 pictures from them, that I wanted to use. but since 20 pictures is a lot I forced myself to cut it down under 15 for one post and do some more on a second post, so I will not beat you down with too many pictures πŸ˜‰

HelaMiyo – “Our Darkness” Pose Set

For todays post all poses are made by HelaMiyo.

HelaMiyo is not a new pose store. Miyoko Magic entered SL in 2008 and HelaMiyo was born back then as well. Miyoko always had very unique and impressive poses that not just were ‘simple standing’ poses. If you ask her you will find out that all of her poses have a linked story to her RL as she states on her website (http://helamiyo.blogspot.de/) . Maybe that explains as well why all of her poses are so unique πŸ˜‰

HelaMiyo – “Our Darkness” Pose Set

I still remember one of my first pose sets from HelaMiyo from when I started modeling and was working for a store named Staged back in 2009. We were standing on a round platform and we got a puppet hanger to wear so it looked like hanging puppet/string dolls instead of just usual store models – I really loved that idea and I still have those hanger and poses πŸ˜‰

That was the first time when I discovered HelaMiyo poses πŸ™‚

HelaMiyo – “Our Darkness” Pose Set

The more I was happy that now, about 8 years later, I got to know the person behind th poses! I am usually too shy to talk to designers if I am just one of a million customers, because I always think they are so busy with creating and I do not want to bother them with me and my questions πŸ˜‰

The more I was excited that Miyoko IMed me after one of my last posts, where I was talking about the difficulties to do pictures with gowns (http://wiccamerlin.de/i-am-a-pants-person-but-i-am-not-a-gown-enemy/).

She sent me 2 amazing pose sets for gowns (which I still have to post as well, as soon as I find a gown I do like) as she really proved me that there ARE gown poses who are not just boring and without any action πŸ˜‰

HelaMiyo – “Rock” Pose Set

What I do like a lot with the HelaMiyo pose sets is, that you always get a mirrored version of each pose. So you can decide either what direction you want to look at and as well you can do amazing pictures with a mirror or even fake reflection. It is really fun to experiment with that kind of pictures if you have the possibility of a second, mirrored pose.

HelaMiyo – “Contemporary Jump” Pose Set

HelaMiyo – “Contemporary Jump” Pose Set

I really think, that poses are sometimes underestimated and we just use them for the purpose to have a pose for our amazing styles and we rarely see the work and effort that posemakers as well have to do, so that we can shine in our amazing outfits on our pictures and on the virtual fashion runways. Because of that, I like to do the “Pose Studies” posts here and there, where I can mainly focus on the poses and give them the attention and time they really earn.

HelaMiyo – “Contemporary Jump” Pose Set

As well that is a personal challenge as well as you have to find an outfit that cooperates with all the poses no matter what πŸ˜‰ You have to find a look, where the poses come out clean and proper without breaks in the clothing or having your limbs inside your body. Sometimes that even asks for lightly shape changes to make your shape fit the poses as well. I did not have to change my shape for the HelaMiyo poses but the outfit was quite a challenge as I wanted to use some specific poses that have a lot of movement to them.

I hope you enjoyed my little pose journey as much as I did while iI was doing the pictures andΒ  I am sure that will not be my last one as I have a few more amazing HelaMiyo poses left to showcase πŸ˜‰

HelaMiyo – “Ground Sit” Pose Set

Details

Outfit & Accessories:

Body & Jacket: [sys] – “Samhain” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: N-Core – “Ballet” (Maitreya)

Eyepatch: .Shi – “Patch Mechanics 4.1”

Rings: MEVA – “Bento Maitreya Rings Silver” (Maitreya)

Collar: Pure Poison – ” ‘W’ Love Collar”

Hair & Makeup:

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Crown Royal-Greedy”

Makeup: Zibska – “Augusta” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Asya” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tatoo:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Facetattoo: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses & Props:

Poses: HelaMiyo

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin

HelaMiyo – “Ground Sit” Pose Set

 

PurpleMoon makes me wear pink!

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Β The “Cameron Dress” is an amazing asymmetric dress with a sexy, high slit on the left leg. The sleeves are not the usual short ones and no long ones either. They just go down a little over the elbow πŸ˜‰

The dress for each color is parted in 2 halfs, what makes the whole ensemble very interesting and as well different. With the sharp folds and wrinkles it becomes an awesome realistic look.

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As well part of the outfit is the incredible hat. Hats to me are something very special. I am a hat/headpiece addicted anyways and hats always add some kind of class and chic to every look. There is a reason why many classy celebrities and popular people wearing hats or some kind of head wear for the more classy events.

AS well all the rich and beautiful people who spent their free time on horseracing places like Ascot… you can see a lot of huge and extraordinary hats there πŸ˜‰

The hat of the “Cameron Dress” really reminded me on some of those πŸ˜‰

With the delicate lace and the wonderful ribbon that hat really makes a statement and pulls the whole look on the super elegant side.

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To just not break that super elegant style I chose to wear the Titania Sandals as well from PurpleMoon. The shape just fit perfectly to the look and the color was matching dreamy to the pink shades of the dress.

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For the scenery I used a few of the items that are available on the actual round of the On9 event. The “Pollen Table Lamp” I just used as a floor lamp together with the “Pollen Hanging Lamp” on the other side. Both are made by Di’Cor and available in 6 different colors at the event. The lights can be turned on and offΒ  by touch. The table lamp only has a LI of 2 and the hanging version only 6LI. With that low LI they are a perfect decoration even for a small room only πŸ˜‰

The cute and amazing steps were made by Serenity Style. There are 2 different versions available, one clean and one rusty. With all the love to the details those steps are a perfect decoration item for your home and as well a wonderful part of a scenery for photography.

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Details

Outfit (incl. hat): PurpleMoon – “Cameron” – NEW

Shoes: PurpleMoon – “Titania Sandals”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “After Dark”

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Every Girl must have Pearls” (no longer available)

Lamps: Di’Cor – “Pollen Lamps” – NEW @ On9

Stairs: Serenity Style – “Decorated Steps”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Black & Red with GizzA, 22769 & Wicca’s Wardrobe

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Black & Red always has been one of my favourite color combinations πŸ™‚

This time I played with those 2 colors using some of the newer designs of GizzA andΒ  22769 together with one of my favourite head pieces from Wicca’s Wardrobe πŸ˜‰

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Lets start with the dress. The amazing “Absinthe” dress, which I already showcased in the vintage edition.

The dress comes with the leggings so you have no fitting issues with the pants under the dress. Along with the dress you will get a HUD to change the inside of the dress to different colors – for me it was the vibrant red for today .

The furniture was made by 22769 and it contains some really ‘naughty’ pieces πŸ˜‰

The “Black Tied Leather Bench is part of the “ROMP Fresh” set. It comes in a PG and an Adult pose menu, so you can choose wich one you would like to have. Along with the bench and it’s gret lacing in the top you have some really nice accessories… I did not use all of them for the picture but it was fun to play with parts of the “Naughty Decoration” set as you can see on the first picture. It immediately reminded me of the 50 shades of grey wave we had a few weeks ago… The whip, the handcuffs and some ice cubes on a black plate… I am sure that can be a great start for some RP πŸ˜‰

The amazing fashionable head-piece, we made for our own brand, Wicca’s Wardrobe. The “RamHorn Mask” is one of our latest original mesh releases and comes in 7 different colors.

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Details

Dress & Leggings: GizzA – “Absinthe Leggin Dress”

Head Piece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “RamHorn Mask”

Necklace: P.C; – “Garnet Nest Necklace”

Earrings: Mandala – “Shippoah”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Diva Set” (for Slink mesh hands)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Guns & Pearls”

Furniture & Accessories: 22769 – “ROMP Fresh Set”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black & White with [sys] & Wicca’s Wardrobe

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Today I am very excited to showcase one of the latest releases from [sys] and another original mesh piece from Wicca’s Wardrobe.

Black & White is one of my favourite color combinations. Everyone who knows me already is aware of that even if I am not scared to go colorful as well πŸ˜‰

Β The “CAPITOL” outfit is one of the latest releases from [sys] for the ‘My Attic’ event (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/87/185/21). Besides the black & white combination you as well have the choise between black, white and pink n either a leather or a linen fabric. The outfit contains the long, high wasted skirt, a wonderful neck holder top and the collar, wich gives the whole look a futuristic touch.

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Β In the pack you will find one fitted mesh piece of each part, the needed alpha layer and as well several versions for the new mesh bodes, like Maitreya or Slink. The collar itself is not rigged so you can adjust it to your body and make sure it fits.

The amazing nail polish was made by Giela Delpaso, owner and designer fo Nailed It!. I lately has a talk with her and I had to tell her that she kinda seems to read my mind about her new releases. Always when she brings out a new design I have the feeling of ‘Oh yes exactly that I missed!’ With her nail designs I am always finding the right style for my looks!

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The mask, is one of our latest original mesh creations for Wicca’s Wardrobe. Inspired by a Ram Horn, this mask is a totally must have for all professional stylists. The “Ram Horn Mask” fits male or female and is available in 7 different shiny metals.

The amazing futuristic looking chairs are made by 22769. The
“Flower Chair” in black, white, purple and red are available at the On9 event till the 28th of May (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/239/193/999)

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – CAPITOL – NEW (My Attic)

Head Piece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Ram Horn Mask” – NEW (Mainstore)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Guns & Pearls”

Lipstick: Oceane Body Design – “Jade Lips Black Silver Stripes”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Monochrome”

Earrings: Pure Poison – “Brandy Earrings”

Poses: PosESion

Furniture: 22769 – “Flower Chair” – NEW (On9)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 03/12/2015 – Original Mesh from SoliDea FoliEs

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Today I was in a bit of a sad mood so I guess it kinda influenced today’s pictures a bit…

Not too long ago I got the great “Sweet Powder Shirt” from SoliDEa FoliEs. Lately Mila Tatham started to make her own mesh and the “Sweet Powder Shirt” is one of her very own selfmeshed creations. In the package there comes a wonderful black flexi skirt and black mesh panties with the outfit but I wanted to wear some pants for my today’s look πŸ˜‰

The shirt is a non symmetric design with one long sleeve and a bare one for the other arm. With the puffy sleeves it is a great contrast to the other side.

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For the pants I chose the amazing “Perceive” pants from Lyrical Bizarre Templates. The black pants with the dark tartan looking fabric just made the perfect match to the look I wanted to go for.

I have an addiction for dark stylings, always when I get asked about my favourite color I name black even if black is not a real color :p

Sometimes I just wanna add a single color somewhere and today it was a monocle with red accents, that caught my attention. The “Greatest Love Earthbound Monocle” in black from Sanu. To repeat the only color of this look I decided to go with red shoes and red fingernails. The cool looking shoes I grabbed at “9ty” and the amazing nail polish again is made by my favourite nail designer Giela Delpaso from Nailed It!

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The amazing hair I found at Vanity Hair. The “Guns & Pearls” hair style is exactly my favourite way of wearing my hair RL so I had to have it and use it for my todays styling πŸ™‚

The amazing black & white sofa was made by 22769 for the Future Wave event 2015. Originally the sofa has 2 parts one inner and one outer ring, but for today I only used the outer ring of the “Snake Sofa”

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Details

Top: SoliDea FoliEs – “Sweet Powder Top”

Pants: Lyrical B!zarre – “Perceive Pants”

Shoes: 9ty – “Sun Heels” (Slink high feet required)

Glasses: Sanu – “Greatest Love Earthbound Monocle”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Bright Set/Red” (for Slink Hands)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Guns & Pearls”

Furniture: 22769 – “Snake Sofa” (Future Wave 2015)

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Holidays are over – Back to School with GizzA

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The Christmas Holidays were so nice and as always way too short. This week was my first week at work again… Back to school for a new year.

2015 started very nice and I thought it was kinda funny that GizzA released the “‘Emily Dress” right in time for my first day at school again. Even if I am on the “other side” as a teacher… when I put on the “Emily Dress” I got a schoolgirl feeling πŸ˜‰

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The amazing dress comes in several colors of the amazing tartan. The white neck collar and the white wrists you have for all of them.

As it is still very cold I did not wanna go with bare legs and so I pulled out my “LaLun” Tights from Leezu. The sheer version just was perfect πŸ˜‰

The shoes I chose because of the white socks that come together with the pants and just even more gave this school girl vive for me.

What can not be missing for a cute schoolgirl? Exactly the geek glasses :p. Mine are from Haysuriza. I chose the black frame and lenses of the 3 colors for each that are available on the HUD.

The earrings and the amazing long necklace was made by Mandala and my hair stylist for today was Tabata Jewell from Vanity Hair.

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Details

Dress: GizzA – “Emily” – NEW

Shoes: Pixel Mode – “Baby T’s”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “The Meadow”

Glasses: Haysuriza – “Retro Cats”

Jewelry: Mandala – “Kyara”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Poses: EverGlow

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ Couturier’s Docks in November 2014

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Today it was a super cold autumn day and you nearly could smell the upcoming winter in Germany. That brought me back to one of my latest releases I did for Wicca’s Wardrobe.

I recently made this special dark steel-blue colored ensemble of the “Charlotte Jacket”, the “Anakri Pants” and the “Jane Heels” for the Couturier’s Docks November 2014. The event started on the 20th of November.

The special thing for this event is, that you will find several items, wich are exclusively made for this event. Only 50 copies are available for a discounted price and once they are gone.. they are gone πŸ˜‰

The “Charlotte Jacket” is a very modern looking jacket with lots of zipper and a wonderful white short connected to it, that peeks out at the bottom and the top.

I know that I made the “Anakri Pants” already in other colors but to that jacket the modern look with the grey highlights, looked so much better than just a jeans πŸ˜‰

Wicca's Wardrobe - Couturier's Docks November 2014

The “Jane Heels” are new comers to my store in general, so I made one pair matching the whole look. I have one more pair of my popular “Locked Heels” at the event as well, since last time the shoes got sold out so fast and people asked me if I could not make other shoes matchingΒ  the last outfit*giggles* So this time 2 different shoes are available πŸ˜‰

A few copies of all 4 items are still available at the Couturier’s Docks at the moment, so safe yours and take a look at Couturier’s Docks.

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Details

Jacket: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Charlotte Jacket” – NEW @ Couturier’s Docks November 2014

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anakri Pants” – NEW @ Couturier’s Docks November 2014

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Jane Heels” – NEW @ Couturier’s Docks November 2014

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Little Tiny Dagger”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Bitter Sweet”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Eyeshadow: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow [Black/Blue]”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Sunny Autumn with GizzA

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Today the weather outside was again sunny and not sa cold as the last days. This inspired me for my todays look.

The beautiful “Anne Marie Dress”, one of the latest releases from GizzA was the perfect base for the look. The ensemble of a wonderful creme toned top and the autumn green skirt is one mesh piece. The small and slim belt as well is part of the mesh piece. The dress is available ni several other colors as well.

The new t-strapped high heels are as well part of the outfit and match wonderful the tone of the top. For the accessories I chose as well to stay with Gizza and put on the “Asia” watch and bracelet. The cute flower necklace as well you will find at GizzA. I took it from the amazing “Papillion” set.

To see all the other fantastic autumn color combinations of this outfit you can take a look at the GizzA main store πŸ™‚

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Details

Outfit (incl shoes): GizzA – “Anne Marie Dress”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Bitter Sweet”

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia”

Necklace: GizzA – “Papillion”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Eyeshadow: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Shadow /black” & “Basic Shadow /gold”

Lipstick: Miamai – “Monica Naturals 01”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Living Imagination for .PENUMBRA. A/W Fashion Week 2014

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Outfit: Living Imagination [LI] – “Colour Waves Daffodil” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Opium”

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Aphrodite”

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Audrey Pumps” [GACHA] – NEW

Skin: [sys] – “Eva” – NEW

Makeup: LovelyMi – “Aphrodite”

Lipstick: Madrid Solo – “Vendetta Lips”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Snowpaws for .PENUMBRA. A/W Fashion Week 2014

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Outfit: Snowpaws – “Adorn” – NEW (mesh)

Earrings: SoliDea FoliEs – “Aliza”

Hair: Vanity Hair – “Bitter Sweet”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva” – NEW

Pose: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photogrpaher: Wicca Merlin