Blinded by the Light

First there was a short, glaring light and then a long following darkness…

Today I again will showcase some of the amazing designs of the Thereafter event, but this time in a slightly different way. I really do love the post apocalyptic scenarios with all the trash and chaos, the dirt and the abandoned cities. But this time when I put on the cool wrap from Bauhaus and added the amazing “Andromeda” makeup made by Slackgirl, I had a totally different vision.

If you saw a short harsh light followed by a huge explosion and then all around you became dark and silent… and then you figure it is not night, you do not see any contours, outlines of shadows as you used to at night?

With that vision I went on styling and put in the amazing top from Vinyl, as well an exclusive for Thereafter and the collar from Noir. The first vision of my idea for today slowly fell together.

The more I played with it, the more the vision again changed and since I have some fantasy moments as well, those influences added up to my original first vision. Probably it did not help that I was watching ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ while I was editing my pictures :p

 

The evil Necromonger and the white lady that helped Riddick kinda inspired me to the idea of a magician walker, that roam around through the nights of a post apocalyptic environment. And who can say that a nuclear apocalypse with all the energy that gets set free does not change a human being and the skills and abilities πŸ˜‰

Certainly the kick ass “Wasteland Reaper” from CerberusXing could not miss for that kind of style πŸ˜‰ I always admired the work of [CX]. The ideas, the amazing details and the love of realistic creations of metals, chains, spikes and leather always fascinated me.

I did not want to use a busy background, as it felt wrong for my kind of idea and so I just played around with windlights until I found that amazing blue/green sky with a light blue-ish moonlight falling down on my body. After fiddling a bit with it and tweak it hee and there, it really got the feelings that I had for this pictures. Sometimes I really do love simple surroundings as they can look so very dramatic and thrilling even if you just use lights and shadows.

That was not the first time that the original idea turned while I put my style together, but to be honest I enjoy those moments when your vision turns around and it goes in a different direction as you planned on it.

Since we have 5 more days (only πŸ™ )for the Thereafter event, that probably is not my last post apocalyptic post, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I do πŸ˜‰

Details

Clothing & Accessories:

Top: Vinyl – “Twenty Turtleneck” & “Matchbox Bustier” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Thereafter

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Omira Pants RARE” (Gacha, Maitreya) – NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Headwrap: Bauhaus Movement – “Cypriss’s Apoc Part.II / Fem Wrap” – NEW @ Thereafter

Collar: Noir – “Furiosa Choker” – NEW @ Thereafter

Weapon: [CX] – Wasteland Reaper” – NEW @ Thereafter

Makeup & Hair:

Hair: EMO-tions – “Miranda”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Andromeda” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ Thereafter

Body:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – “Rigel Princess” (Omega Applier)

Eyes: Arise – “Blind Eyes”

Poses: Drunk Panda – “No Option Left”, “Proove them Wrong” (fingers of the left hand edited for the light ball) & “Stronger than Before” – NEW @ Thereafter

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Caira [Latex Edition] – NEW @ Wicca’s Wardrobe

Lately I had a long talk with a close friend of mine about latex on fashion runways.

In the end we both agreed that latex can be a very fashionable fabric for clothing and accessories and so the idea of the “Caira” Latex Edition was born.

I know from various talks with other SL models, that many feel uncomphortable with wearing latex or think that latex just belong to others peoples bedrooms.

I never understood that because if you look at RL runways the high fashion designers used latex and vinyl for years. It all always depends on the way of how the latex is used and as well about the presentation.

To me latex always was something that had a very cool look to many different designs. Sometimes you saw very casual clothing shapes totally changed in their attitude with just being made of latex.

When we made the new “Caira” outfit for the store, we first had a Leather Edition, but we wanted to try how it would look in latex or vinyl as well and so we gave it a try. I have to say latex is one of the hardest materials you can try in SL probably as all the shine and lights are not really easy to do.

If you ever saw a latex clothing piece in RL, it basically just has a surface that is very clean, glossy and sleek with nearly no fabric structure. So everything what makes the look of latex is the light of the surrounding, that gets reflected by the clothing piece. That means it never will have the shadows and lights on the same spot, basically they change with every move.

Now try to make some permanent high lights for SL, which donot look like you wouldhave painted on someones body with a wide brush of white wall paint :p

It took some time until we all were satisfied with our version of a latex looking “Caira” but the result now really looks good and I love to wear it myself a lot. Especially becasue iam allergic to latex in RL and can’t do it there at all without getting bad pimples and itchy spots all over my skin *giggles*

In the end I guess everyone needs to decide on their own, if they wanna wear latex or vinyl or not, but I would not ban it from the runways or out of fashion blogs in general πŸ˜‰ To me they are refreshing and extraordiary plus sometimes.

I had fun doing those pictures, giving them an art touch with different lightnings and crops πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Caira Edition” – NEW

Boots: [MODA] – Sakari Strapped Boots”

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “LeeJae”

Head: Catwa – “Jessica”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop Lips”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Can Latex and Vinyl be Fashion? – Yes they can!

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Sometimes you just sit there and stare at your inventory, not knowing what you wanna do… You just see a wall of things you wanna blog and you cannot make up your mind what you should do first. I usually start then first with some inventory sorting and cleaning, what I anyways do way to occasionally…

Sometimes you get lucky and find an inspiration while you are sorting, sometimes you just have to put on several things until feels like “DingDingDing” and you know exactly what you wanna do πŸ˜‰

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It wasnt that bad this time, as I did know I want to showcase one of the latest releases of [sys] from the Black Fair and the mega cool Elephant seat from 22769 from the actual We <3 RP event.

Β Now, the big question was how to bring those 2 together in a cool way, as I wanted to combine the latex look of the “Hellia” dress with the light shining texture of the “Elephant Loveseat”.

When I looked through my inventory to see what more I could use for my scenery, I came across the “Chameleon Bag” from Boutique #187, which i just put on the sofa, as I did not yet know what kind of poses I wanna use. Furthermore I found a shelf, that I got last year at the On9 event from six o’clock and some wall art from 22769.

The scenery became more and more monochrome and modern and so I decided to wear the “Overcast” hat from LODE to my styling. It is a long time favourite of mine and while I was fooling around with several poses more and more the idea of the huge hat did grow in my head. Last but not least I added the wrist cuffs of our new “Cathbad Set”, which we made with Wicca’s Wardrobe for the actual round of The Secret affair and some sheer tights from Izzie’s, to feature the gold parts of the “Hellia” outfit a little bit more.

To finish my look I certainly HAD to use my new “Nemesia” angle boots from Glamistry. Since I saw that boots the first time I fell in love with them. I know they are not the newest release from Glamistry but they are one of my personal favorites! They are so versatile! Depending on the color and color combinations they can feature every style from casual to elegant. Today certainly I had to go for black & gold to match the actual look (not to mention that black is my favourite colors anyways :p )

Overall this look might be another example, that latex can be fashionable even if so many still sort it only in the wrong corner… even some of the most popular designers used latex and vinyl for their creations and put it on the runways of our world πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Hellia” NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights Colors”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Nemesia”

Hat: LODE – “Overcast”

Cuffs: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Cathbad Set” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Bag: Boutique #187 – Chameleon Bag”

Sofa: 22769 – “Elephant Loveseat” – NEW @ We<3RP

Shelf: ! six o’clock! – “Geometrical Bookcase Set”

Letters: 22769 – “Sinatra Wall Art”

Lamp: Elysium – “Nyborg Lamp”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 10/06/2014 – Cool Look at the Dead End

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Today I had a very lazy day and was looking around for new locations to do pictures.

Mostly roleplay sims are very well and detailed designed. So my ways lead me over several urban RP sims before I found the “Dead End”. At some RP sims you land first in a mall and have to find your way through a whole bunch of shops before you actually can enter the sim. These malls are usually not that great looking, so I was surprised when I landed at the “Dead End” that I landed right atΒ  the scenery. At the landing point I found the rules very easy and so I could make sure that I would not obtrude or disturb anyone by just looking around. I had not to go far until I found the right spot that matched my todays look πŸ˜‰

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Today I was running around in one of my latest creations, wich I made for theΒ  [Room 69] event. It is the first time that I am part of that and i have to tell that I was treated super kind and nice by the people who run it. They were very helpful and patient with me.

The “Nagini Top [B&W Edition]” that I am wearing, is a wonderful short top with chains hanging down over the belly and a huge and deep neckline wich gives a very sexy and modern look.Β  The top comes with my new HUD wich is just one prim with one script what makes it a very low lag script. You can choose between 6 different options for the texture of the top.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Nagini Tip (B&W) Vendor

You can choose between black and white and highlights in silver, white and black like yu can see on the picture above.

The pants as well you can find at the [Room 69] along with the “Nagini Top”. The “Anakri ‘Pants [B&W Edition]” are made to match the “Nagini Top” and have the same HUD options.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Anakri Pants (B&W) Vendor

The shoes are one of my personal favourites and you will find the at my main store. The “Gambler Heels [Autumn Edition]” are made for the Slink Av. Enhancement mesh feet. They only will fit with the high version of the Slink feet and not for the regular Avatar feet.

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The dieces wich make the heel and the letters at the platform are textured with metals. With the HUD that comes with it, they can be retextured in gold, silver and a black metal. For he shoe it self you have many different possibilities to customize them in texture and color. The palette goes over all the actual autumn colors. The HUD allows to recolor the whole shoe as well as in 3 different parts. The sole, the straps and the body can be changed separately.

Wicca's Wardrobe - Gambler Heels Vendor

To complete my look I used the “Creature Glasses” as well from Wicca’s Wardrobe.

For the hair I wanted to use something casual but still wild and modern from booN. For the lipstick I chose my favourite one from Launa Fauna. It is part of the “Halloween Set” and what I like so much is, that the black is not just deep opaque black with no structure. I always loved Launa Fauna for her high detailed makeups, lipsticks and skins.

The black nails with those sweet white spiders and webs are made by Nailed It! and they are part of the “Rock Set”.

I now will continue to explore the “Dead End” and see if I can find some more cool spots for my next pictures πŸ˜‰

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Details

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Nagini Top [B&W Edition]” – NEW

Bra: [AD] Creations – “Gothic Summer” (part of the outfit)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Anakri Pants [B&W Edition] – NEW

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Gambler Heels [Autumn Edition] – NEW

Glasses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Creature Glasses”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva”

Lipstick: Launa Fauna – “Halloween Set /black”

Hair: booN – “SEL 740”

Nails: Nailed It! – “Rock Set”

Location: Dead End

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Festival of Sin with Glam Affair and Tableau Vivant

Horns: Glam Affair – “Fashion Cornus” – NEW

Collar: Glam Affair – “Collar B” – NEW

Skin: Glam Affair – “Vanity” – NEW

Lipstick: Glam Affair – “Vanity Lips 10” – NEW

Lip/Nose Piercing: Finesmith – “Externalized” – NEW (group gift)

Makeup: Nuuna – “Astro Glam”

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Black Mamba”

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Raptor”

Nails: [V] Couture – “Death Nails”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Stage & Poses: Tableau Vivant – “7 Sins ~Wrath” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Awesome Mesh News from Violator!!!

Today I have the pleasure,Β  to showcase the latest release of Violator. “Di Vernice”, a wonderful gown with a combination of mesh and prims parts. This elegant gown again shows the awesome skills of soraya Vaher, owner and designer of Violator. She can combine the most different pats and fabrics and she makes it look artistic and very high fashion.

This time she made this awesome sexy and as well very elegant dress of vinyl. A very difficult texture to make and to work with I was told. The lights and shadows are so amazing set that you can see the fabric shine and reflect the light in an awesome way. The bottom part of the dress is opened at the sides and shows the long sexy legs of every fashionista.Β  The skirt is made of wonderful flexible prims and the top part with the short skirt is made with the new mesh technique. Soraya included 5 different sites of the mesh part so that you can find the right one for your shape. If you take a closer look on the jewelry parts that decorate the skirt, they are part of the “Di Vernice” as well. A beautiful platinum rank that goes up till your waist where it is connected to the belt. The incredible “Di Vernice”, here shown in black/platin as well is available in 3 more stunning colors like black/gold, red/gold and purple/gold at the Violator Mainstore.

The wonderful eyepiece as well is part of the outfit and brings back the skirt decoration in a beautiful way around the eyes. The eye decoration really adds some extra elegance again to the wonderful “Di Vernice” dress.

To complete the look I just added earrings from Finesmith and hair from a very new but super cool store… Urban Lutz. The creative head behind Urban Lutz is Taylor Wassep. She only features black and blond hairstyles. “Lotus” is one of her latest releases.

Details

Gown: Violator – “Di Vernice” /black+platinum – NEW – (mesh)

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Lotus” – NEW

Earrings: Finesmith – “Winterflower”

Booties: Finesmith – “Candybird” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Ezura Xue – Future Fashion!!!

One of Ezura‘s September releases was the “Genetic Digital Lady” outfit, here in black. This wonderful outfit comes with so many cool details and possibilities… awesome!

You can wear the “Genetic Digital Lady” as a dress. An awesome long skirt that shines like vinyl makes a wonderful floating look. The neck has a very deep neckline and is as well decorated with a futuristic accessory ;), a real cute eye catcher… A great idea is the HUD that let you change the color of certain parts of the outfit. Usually I have pink but for this look it just matched :p. So all parts of the outfit you can see in pink now you can tint in every color you can imagine as the HUD has a full color field!

As well you can wear the “Genetic Digital Lady” as pants version πŸ™‚ The ankle boots as well are made by Ezura. “Avant Garde E.T.” Ezura Xue called this amazing and outstanding pair of shoes that really caught my eye, as I saw them in her store.Β  The fantastic hair piece as well is part of the “Avant Garde E.T.” line that is available, as far as I know, in black, red and white.

What could complete this incredible outfit better than the “Eccentric” set from Finesmith Design.

Details

Outfit: Ezura – “Genetic Digital Lady” /black

Hairpiece: Ezura – “Avant Garde E.T. HairPiece” /black

Boots: Ezura – “Avant Garde E.T. Ankle Boots” /black

Jewelry: Finesmith Design – “Eccentric”

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Ava” /YSL

Lipstick: Oceane Body Design – “Jade” /black-silverstripe

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mea Culpa goes Fetish Fashion!

As I promised in my last Mea Culpa post, there is another amazing outfits of the new Mea Culpa X-Treme line. Tatanka Kaligawa himself named it Fetish Fashion and created a new line beside the Avantgarde and Couture designs in his store.

Again we can see the basic fabric is kinda latex and for the “Black Mamba” we have those wonderful long and flexible tentacles all over. What caught my eye is the cool hat that looks very stylish to the whole outfit . A very sexy touch is given by the body and the opaque stockings that are held by garters and show lots of skin πŸ˜‰

The absolute perfect jewelry for this outfit in my opinion is the “Noir” set from Finesmith Designs. The lashes are as well part of the “Noir” set of Finesmith Designs and go well along with the collar, the earings and the nails of the same collection.

Details

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Black Mamba”

Jewelry (including nails and lashes): Finesmith Designs – “Noir”

Skin: Redgrave – “Trinity”

Poses (pic1 & 3): Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Exciting News at Mea Culpa – A special new line at the Mainstore!

Tatanka Kaligawa designed a new line for his store with very daring and extravagant designs – the X – Treme line. Fabrics like latex and vinyl show their fashionable side πŸ˜‰ “Time Warp” is one of the new collection at Mea Culpa and the one I wanna write about today πŸ™‚ As you can see in the pic above the basic of the gown is a latex fabric. With all this great lightening it really gets a very realistic touch what is usually not that easy to make in SL. All the silver and metal parts make a very cool and modern look for the whole outfit. What caught my eyes is all this great attachment parts… the awesome curled spikes that go from the waist to the sides and again they are part of the head piece, the crossed belt, the flexible skirt parts that repeat in the head part and the ankle parts. The gown comes as well with a great steel collar that fits perfect to the whole design πŸ™‚ For the shoes, I chose one pair of the lates shoe release at Mea Culpa as well… they are called “Trex” and I already had them in one of my older posts :)They just perfect matched the black and metal style for me πŸ™‚

“Time Warp” is not the only new design of the new collection so stay tuned… more is coming πŸ˜‰

Details

Outfit: Mea Culpa – “Time Warp”

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Trex”

Nails: Finesmith Designs – “Draakje”

Skin: Glam Affair

Makeup: Miamai

Eyebrows: Nuuna’s

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin