“Well, everything’s a lesson, isn’t it?”

TUNES

“There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry. The Korova Milkbar was a milk-plus mesto, and you may, O my brothers, have forgotten what these mestos were like, things changing so skorry these days, and everybody very quick to forget, newspapers not being read much neither.”

[- Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange  -]

I do not know how that happened but when I was ready dressed, ,I instantly got a Clockwork Orange feeling. I do love that movie, but didn’t see it for along time. So when I sat down and started to post work those pictures I had to watch it again to get the right feeling for it *grins* That ideas obviously was the reason why I added the bloody bat to my look and put myself in that grunge backyard. I started with the super cool “Nova Overalls” outfit from AsteroidBox, when I realized that they as well do have new shoes that completely fit to that outfit. While I was playing with the huge HUD and all its possibilities (maaany different textures and as well you can hide the shirt!) I discovered the striped version and remembered, that I had gloves that had a stripe option as well from {PSYCHO:Byts}. Certainly I needed some finger bandages as well to get the cool side of the “droogies” look. While I was looking through my L’Emporio Folder for those finger bandages, I saw that they had so cool new releases as well and the hat totally fit into my look – the cool collar as well! If I had planned to mix and match so many of my favorite designers I never would have made it, but this time it fell into place so easily… I have no clue how that happened, but I love it!

As soon as I put on that mega amazing veil from Nefekalum Tattoos (yes – it really is a tattoo with materials!) I did know I have to find those sharp kinda trademark lashes, which Alex had on just one eye in the movie – I found that at Shiny Stuffs. sadly I could not apply it just to one eye, like it originally was on the left eye only.

It didn’t happen for a long time that the imagination for a picture or story came so fast to my mind, after putting on just the first 2 or 3 items and I really enjoyed my journey in the past with that movie again. I have to say it again seemed very up-to-date to our times at the moment if you get the essence of that movie – that felt kinda scary, but I do believe in the human race to not make the future as dark again as it was in the past!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox  – “Nova Overalls” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Anthem // February 2021

Gloves: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Riot Kidz” (Maitreya)

Shoes: AsteroidBox  – “Max Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // February 2021

Accessories

Hat: L’Emporio&PL – “*Bullet Top Hat” – NEW @ Mainstore

Lip Deco incl. Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Mouth” (Gacha, Rare)

Collar: L’Emporio&PL – “*Disorder*:: -Choker- f.” – NEW @ Man Cave Event // February 2021

Finger Wraps: L’Emporio&PL – “*Kick It*” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: [CX] – “Fallen Filth Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Magika – “Irene”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Veil (Black)” (BoM, materials enabled) – NEW @ Mainstore

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Justice” (BoM, Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Zora 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLUTKA Applier)

Lashes: ~Shiny Stuffs~ – “Lash Parade” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Appliers)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Take Over” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Backdrop: .PALETO.Backdrop:. – “Stari Depozit”

Bat: SP– “Bloody Bat add P5” (Part of the Revenge Pose Set)

Matress: DRD – “Asylum – Asylum mattress blanket” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.”

Made for Eclipse Magazine // January 2021 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_january_2021

“Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.”

[- Laurell K. Hamilton -]

For the current issue of the Eclipse Magazine, again I was allowed to showcase a role play genre. My choice this time was Vampires. I wanted to cover the more traditional and vintage side of it as well as the modern one.

For the more traditional, Victorian one I had the great pleasure, to get some company from Vivien Delancoure. It is always fun to do picture with friends, but usually I just do not dare to ask, as sometimes I take ages until I have my final pose, shot and background. I hate to waste others peoples time. With Vivien it was different. She is a blogger as well, making wonderful pictures and creates most of her poses by herself – Just take a look at her Flickr HERE. So she knows how long it can take and that made me brave enough to ask her, if she would like to join me for a picture. Her style is usually goth-romantic or dark romantic, which already was perfect for what I was going for. She was so sweet and patient and made the whole shoot to a lot of fun combined with a lovely chitchat 😉 I have a feeling, that this will be not our last shoot together as it really was awesome to work with her.

Thank you Vivien, for your time, patience and a new growing friendship I do not want to miss again 😉

My style you can find – like usual – below this post. For Vivien’s look, just take a look at her blog HERE.

Clothing

Coat: Hotdog – “Bloodsucker Tailcoat” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses”

Rings & Nails: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye – Gold” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Magika – “Irene”

Face Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale”(BoM)

Eye Art & Sclera: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ear”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes”  (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: oOo – “Taste Two” (slightly edited)

Scenery: DRD – “Bloodcroft Castle” (Gacha)

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.82”

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

Models

Vivien Delancour & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

You’re Forgiven not Forgotten…

TUNES

All alone, staring on
Watching her life go by
When her days are gray and her nights are black
Different shades of mundane

And the one favorite toy that lies upon the bed
Has often heard her cry
And heard her whisper out a name long forgiven
But not forgotten

A bleeding heart torn apart
Left on an icy grave
In the room where they once lay, face to face
Nothing could get in their way

But now the memories of the man are haunting her days
And the craving never fades
She’s still dreaming of a man long forgiven
But not forgotten

Still alone, staring on
Wishing her life goodbye
As she goes searching for the man long forgiven
But not forgotten

You’re forgiven not forgotten
You’re not forgotten
No, you’re not forgotten

[- The Corrs -]
Clothing

Outfit & Headpiece: :Moon Amore: – “Misanthropic Veil – Tight” (Maitreya)

Poses & Props

Pose: Foxcity – “Devilish-6m” (Bento)

Set:

DRD – “Forgotten Guestroom Bed – Grey (PG)” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // October 2020

DRD – “Forgotten Guestroom – Side table” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // October 2020

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Treestump”

DRD – “Agony Statue Collection – Confrontation”

DRD – “Asylum – Papers A” (Gacha, Common)”

DRD – “Old Gazebo Bench – Post apoc”

DRD – “Halloween Collection – Halloween Bottles”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots – Large”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots – Small”

22769 – “House of Lost Souls – Stepstones” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “House of Lost Souls – Broken Fence” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “House of Lost Souls – Fence” (Gacha, Common)

LAQ Decor – “Mossy Stonewall”

LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical”

Do not stare directly into his eyes!” she warned, in an accent I couldn’t place.
“Why not?” I said, but she was already too late. I was staring directly into his eyes too.
“Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical. And then when you learn what a terrible boy he is, your heart will turn into a black husk of doom.”
I blinked off the spell of the boy’s eyes.
“Wait, what?”
[-Richard Due, Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy-]

On Her
Clothing

Dress: Eliavah – “Regius Attire” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Garters: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Garters” (Maitreya, Gift) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Shoes: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Accessories

Goggles: LUX AETERNA – “[Aether Oculi] Multifocals GOLD” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Wings: ROZOREAGALIA – “KALAVINKA” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Letituier} – “Ronan Hair”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

On Him
Clothing

Outfit: ::GB:: – “Steampunk Suit” (Gianni) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Accessories

Glasses: kosmii – “Henry Glasses [gold/sunnies]” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Mask: [The Forge] – “Nomad Mask, Male” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Walking Stick: -[TWC]- – “Senior Crow (Silver/Black) -Single Anim standing-“ – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ – “Viking Hair – Gents – Equinox”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Catwa – “Danielv3.2”

Body: Signature – “Gianni”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1”

On Both
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: /BT/ – “Mechanical Couple”

Background: VARONIS – “Dornenburg Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Models & Photographer

Wicca Merlin  Redclaw Inshan

Steampunk Revolution!

TUNES

We’ve got a steampunk revolution
We’re tired of all your so-called evolution
We’ve darted back to 1886
Don’t ask us why; that’s how we get our kicks

Out with the new
In with the old
Out with the new
In with the old

Our underworld isn’t filled with fear
Just brass and copper, leather scrap, and rusty gear
You can keep your hip-hop techno-pop-rock schleppin-dub
I’m on my way to a coal-powered underground vintage pub

Your subculture shops at the mall
We build ours with blowtorch, needle, thread, and leather awl
With our antique clock parts we’ve taken all arts, fine art to fashion
And now we’re spreading worldwide to circle the globe with a furious passion

[Abney Park]

Clothing

Pants & Shoes: Hotdog – “Knickerbockers . Striped” (Maitreya)

Top: Hotdog – “Spencer Jumper . Tartan” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Backpack: [ContraptioN] – “Pressure Pack Type A” (SteamTrunk Vol.1 Subscription Box)

Arm Band: Astara – “Mad Science Armband” (SteamTrunk Vol.1 Subscription Box)

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses – Reading”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .EscaleteD. – “Glencora V1”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Cat: HEXtraordinary – “Lord Bartleby von Tinkleton Esq. – Companion”

Lantern: !R! – “The Prodigy’s Lantern” (with holding pose)

Book: Hotdog – “Path to Madness Book” (with holding pose)

Follower: HILTED – “Little Bust Rucket – Floaty Flying Version” (SteamTrunk Vol.1 Subscription Box)

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

Location

Port Babagge

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Am I Beautiful Yet?”

“Am I Beautiful Yet?”
I’ve blinded my eyes with ornament. Replaced my limbs with ornament. Cut out my organs for ornament. Am I beautiful yet? I can dance for you. Watch me. I will never stop dancing. Never stop watching. Never. Stop. Or else.

For the the theme of ‘Freak Show’, I’ve put together this circus ballerina. Her limbs are wrapped in gold with pink accents, as well as barbs, some tinted with blood. Ballet is known for being brutal in its precision, and this type of decoration carries the metaphor visually.

Her face is obscured by a mask of similar style. Floral designs, especially that of the thorny rose, are prominently featured here almost like a religious icon. It is perhaps one of the most eye catching pieces of the style, in part representing her inability to see the world for what it is. She is blinded by her preconception of what beauty is, and is unable to appreciate the world around her.

Finally to pull it all together, the most unsettling piece is her torso body mod. Many strive for an hourglass shape, but the tragic ballerina has assumed a literal hourglass, complete with animated sands. Yet another clever visual metaphor representing the years of life she’s shaved off by taking her pursuit of the beauty ideal to unhealthy lengths and destroying parts of herself in the process.

The entire style combines fragility, obsession, suffering, and horror into a form of visual storytelling, in order to tell a very tragic story.

As stated above, the look was made for a special show hosted by Madd Modelz on the amazing “Uri Jefferson’s Freakshow” sim (SURL). We all had to write our own descriptions for our styles and presentation and I had in mind what I wanted to say but since I am not a native English speaker, it mostly doesn’t sound as I want it to be. This time I had great help from a dear friend – Tour Blanche, the partner of my sweet sister Consuela Blanche. He is a god with words and made my idea sound so amazing, that I could not just have it for the show. I wanted them to be visible for longer than the few minutes of the show and he allowed me to post them here on my blog. Thank you for that Tour ♥

Clothing

Outfit: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Hourglass Body” (Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: N-Core – “Ballet” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: aisling – “Nura”

Headpiece: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Decima Mask – Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Arm/Hand Wraps & Nails: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Chronos Arms” (Gacha, Rare)

Leg Wraps: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Chronos Legs” (Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Runa”

Makeup: .::Nanika::. – “Gold Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup 2: CURELESS[+] – “Noel Set” (Omega Applier)

Eyelashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

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

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Aida 3.4”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Neck: CURELESS[+] – “Dog Bites” (Omega Applier)

Knees: Izzie’s – “Knee Wounds” (Maitreya Applier)

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

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Set:

Backdrop: Chaotic Creative – “Center Stage Scenebox” (not anymore available)

Circus Ring: Chaotic Creative – “Aerial Dolls Trapeze” (not anymore available)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ eBENTO // July 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ eBENTO (July 11th – 31st)

At this round of eBENTO capture vintage inspired style in our newest lace-up booties. Our Karen Booties will soon be your go to casual bootie thanks to their versatility and stylishness. A platform base combined with a sexy tapered heel, elevates our Karen Booties to the next level of style. Karen fits Maitreya, Slink and Belleza. Our booties also come with a HUD packed with 10 color options and 6 metal options.

Taxi: eBENTO

Wicca’s Originals @ We♥RP May 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ We ♥ RP (May 4th – 31st)

For this round of We ♥ RP we have created the Adeline Mask. It is a unisex mask that comes with a resizer and 15 texture options (5 colors with 3 different metal options). This mask is perfect for roleplay or simply making a fashion statement. Either way you have a one of a kind creation you can use as you wish!

In honor of We ♥ RP’s birthday we have created a gift – The Black Heart necklace. It’s a steam punk statement piece that will compliment Adeline nicely.

Taxi: We♥RP

Wicca’s Originals @ DUBAI // March 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ DUBAI // March 18th – April 10th

We are in Dubai! Not literally, but the event and we are thrilled to be a part of it!

For this event we have created Shena, a sexy and dominant corset dress, with a super tight waist and studs on the bodice, belly, butt and down the sides for good measure! We’ve also added ruffles at the hem for a bit of that feminine flair. It is one piece and comes with a HUD that offers you 10 color options and 5 metals choices. Feeling your inner domme? Love dieselpunk? Have a uniform fetish? Love styling yourself in unique ways to stand out from the crowd? Shena is perfect to scratch all those itches! Original design for Maitreya Lara.

TAXI: DUBAI

Wicca’s Originals @ FrouFrou

Wicca’s Originals @ FrouFrou // February 10th – March 8th

FrouFrou is a mesh lingerie only event we are thrilled to be a part of! This round of FrouFrou the theme is Burlesque. In that spirit we have created our Dita Corset and panties. It comes with a HUD that provides 10 colors and laces as well as 5 metal color options. Dita is designed to fit the Maitreya Lara mesh body.

TAXI: FrouFrou February 2019