Butterflies – Black & White Experience

Sometimes, you see an outfit and immediately have an idea what you would like to do with it.

Exactly that happened with the “Siran” outfit from Zibska. In general with Zibska I have never a hard time when I am wearing one of her outfits, as I love er artistic view on clothing and design.

It was one of that days.. I stood around going through my inventory – telling myself I need to sort and clean that mess – and fooling around with unboxing and trying several things, when I found the “Siran” outfit from Zibska, which I got a while ago. When I put it on, the black and white caught my heart on the first sight. Yes – I have a weakness for black & white stuffs 😉

The asymmetric design with the huge black body attachment and the black butterflies on the right side and the more filigree white one on the left perfectly match the 2 colored body suit. The bodysuit as well is unsymmetrical with a long black arm on the right and short white one on the left.

Since I had butterflies already I felt the need for more butterflies and added some in the background that I got ages ago from Tableau Vivant.

The amazing hand piercings and claws are from MEVA… I know I had them showcased already a few times but they are just so amazing that I can’t take them off :p

The mask and the cute little key in my mouth, I found in a folder that I got longer ago :p It was made by Bauhaus Movement and originally there is as well a clown collar coming with it, which I did not use for todays look.

I really do enjoy black & white themes so I kept the background as well very simple. I hope you enjoyed the Black & White as much as I did 😉

 

Details

Outfit: Zibska – “Siran” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Legal Insanity – “Aria” (Maitreya)

Mask & Key: Bauhaus Movement – “Lethargica”

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Oakes”

Claws: MEVA – “Bento Claws Dark”

Makeup: Zibska – “Folia Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Folia Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Wall Decor: Tableau Vivant – “Needful Things ~ Butteflies”

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black & White – Pose Studies with Bauhaus Movement

I was in a Black& White mood again and with the amazing outfit from Moon Elixir, called “Gothique” it was easy to go with those colors. The “Gothique” outfit is a huge gacha set with 22 commons and 2 rares. There is many different versions you can wear, with all the parts being single like the harness is not connected to the pants or the body suit, or the top and the sleeves can be taken off as well.

Sometimes, I just have fu fooling around with poses, not for a special purpose just to practise about angles, crops and new views, or even just to see what you can work with shadows in several angles.

Lately I got a huge pack of poses from Bauhaus Movement, because I was searching ‘no standing’ poses. I realized that I have a lot of modeling poses, but not too many sitting, laying or crouching poses or editorial poses that allow to show a full body shot without having more background that me on my blog pictures.

It is hard if you just go with the general way of modeling poses and then try to make a blog picture that does not show like a million trees and flowers and your avatar gets swallowed by your surrounding especially if you go to a non square format for your pictures. I do like the 4:3, or in general the wider then high proportions for my pictures and so I have to find some solutions for myself. And there is so many more options, that make pictures so much more cool with not just ‘standing and being pretty’ poses 😉 And cropping does help a lot with that but sometimes you just wanna see the whole avatar or at least 90% of it 😉

For those kind of pictures I like a plain simple set or background. When I just wanna play with poses, angles and crops I like it very simple to see the result of the shoots better. That’s why I just put some lamps from neigeux, a wall with a black texture and a frame.

The pack I got from Bauhaus Movement is called “Full Metal Panic” set and has 50 different poses – some even with variations. I really felt the whole pack as a great variety of poses for so many different purposes. Certainly I could not show all 50 of them but I found a few cool ones that worked with today’s outfit. In general I like to wear pants for such pose playing, because with skirts you are way more limited with poses because of the stretching and breaking the skirt or its texture.

Sometimes playing with poses without any special goal can be so much fun and usually I end up with way too many pictures and have a hard time choosing the ones I wanna use for my post :p But I hope you enjoy my selection as much as I did 🙂

Details

Outfit: Moon Elixir – “Gothique” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Hair: Exile “Bad Reputation”

Makeup: .AiShA. – “Be Dramatic” (LeLutka Applier)

Poses: Bauhaus Movement – “Full Metal Panic”

Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.7”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wild Fairy Dance

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TUNES

I wandered alone to the forest one night
Led by a music strange to hear
And followed the glow of a shimmering light
That seemed to grow distant as I grew near

The woods were alive with the fragrance of spring
But winter was everywhere clear to see
The moon shone bright and a bat on the wing
Beckoned me closer and said to me:

“A clearing close in the forest you’ll find
A fabulous banquet, a fairy ball
If you close your eyes and you open your mind
The veil disappears and you’ll see it all”
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When I closed my eyes to the shimmering light
All memory faded and I could see
That a mushroom circle of red and white
And myriad fairies surrounded me

Beyond all space and beyond all time
On gossamer wings did the fairies fly
With a joy unknown to a music sublime
The fairies danced, and there danced I

“Those who seek us surely find us
See the trail we leave behind us
Some bewildered, some enlightened
Some are brave, some are frightened

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Are we kind or are we vicious?
Nectar poison or delicious?
That, my sweet, you will discover
Fairy foe, or fairy lover”

Come and play as the wild fairies play
In a magical circle, a fairy ring
You won’t want to leave and forever you’ll stay
Where the vision is bright as spring

Come and dance the wild fairy dance
Spin in a circle as fast as light
Once you begin you are caught in a trance
And the world can grow old in a single night

I wandered alone to the forest one night
Led by a music strange and clear
If you happen to pass when the moon is bright
And the veils are thin you will find me here
If the veils are thin you will find me here

[Gary Stadler]

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Details

Outfit: Salt&Pepper – “Cybernized Bodysuit” NEW @ Gacha Garden

Feetstraps: Salt&Pepper – “Ryan”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Selma”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Moonlight”

Facetattoo: White Widow – “Honey”

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Whisper Petals” + “Sugarflies” + “Bioluminescent Fungus”

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Ice Queen

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[Tunes]

When leaves have fallen
And skies turned to grey
The night keeps on closing in on the day
A nightingale sings his song of farewell
You better hide for her freezing hell

On cold wings she’s coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you’ll be longing
Come on just feel it
Don’t you see it?
You better believe

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When she embraces
Your heart turns to stone
She comes at night when you are all alone
And when she whispers
Your blood shall run cold
You better hide before she finds you

She covers the earth with a breathtaking cloak
The sun awakes and melts it away
The world now opens its eyes and it sees
The dawning of the new day

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On cold wings she’s coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you’ll be longing
Come on just feel it
Don’t you see it?
You better believe

Whenever she is raging
She takes all life away
Haven’t you seen?
Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

[Within Temptation]

Details

Gown: Azul – Sofia – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Claudia” – NEW @ Crossroads

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Rowan 06”

Poses: [Quixotica]

Location: Vintage Romance

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 😉

 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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 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

Crazy Connection: Time Traveller

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“I’ve done a lot

God knows I’ve tried

To find the truth

I’ve even lied

But all I know

Is down inside

I’m bleeding

And super heroes

Come to feast

To taste the flesh

Not yet deceased

And all I know

Is still the beast

Is feeding.

And crawling on the planets face

Some insects called the human race

Lost in time

And lost in space

And meaning.”

[Lyrics from the Rocky Horror Show]

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Details

Stylecard Malicia:

Hat: Bliss Couture – “Naja Hat” (Holiday Edition)

Necklace: Lazuri – “Celeste Heirloom Special Edition Necklace”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Silke” – NEW

Lips: Silken Moon – “Simone” – NEW

Eyeshadow: Silken Moon – “Elemental”

Dress: LeeZu – “Mali Dress” Boots: Redgrave – “LQMesh Overknees Boots KIM” Hair:

Exile – “Erase and Rewind” Nails: Silken Moon – “Shinez”

Stylecard Wicca:

Hat: Xen’s Hat – “Danni”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lips: Silken Moon – “Luna Lips Silverrush Underlay & Overlay”

Eyeshadow: Silken Moon – “Luna Eyes Silverrush”

Pants: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings”

Top: ISON – “Leather Asymmetrical Jacket”

Hair: LeLutka – “Pocahontas”

Nails: Silken Moon – “Shine Pastels”

Pose: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Catch me if you can”

Models: Malicia Python & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca’s Merlin

Crazy Connection: Minimal Style with NYU

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“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.”

— Alicia Keys

Sometimes you do not need much to express yourself. Simplicity can be the key as well 😉

Not too long ago, I only knew Dahriel by name, before Raven Pennyfeather, owner and designer of RFyre, brought us together 😉 We started to do pics together and more and more we discovered that we have a lot of things together depending on fashion style and even personality. Sometimes it is just scaring how close alike we think and act. For me it is not something that happened a lot, that you know a person for not too long and already feel you would have known this person for your whole life. I am very grateful that Raven played fate and introduced us to each other 😉

The more we worked on pictures, the more we both discovered that we would like to make more out of our ideas and just post together sometimes. We kind wanted to have a project together.  We both are busy bees, Dahriel with his pose store *PosESioN* and me with blogging teaching and modeling but still we wanted to use the little free time to make something together. As we were asked for doing a column for a magazine, the “Crazy Connection” was born.

We both like the non usual and the different view on things, as well we like to have fun and be creative and we both felt kinda connected to each other, so the name was just perfect 😉

Today we wanted to make something special with a minimal style. What could fit better to start with as the wonderful creations of Nyunyu Kimono, owner and designer of NYU – Minimalistic High Fashion Couture. Dahriel picked the “Cropped Jumpsuit” and the “Tux Loafers” from NYU while I decided to go with the “Cotton Dress” with the “Cotton Cuffs” and the “Collared Bow Heels”.

Dahriel had the idea to use one of the cool buildings from Ewan Crumb for the scenery and he made the 2 poses we are using… I am sure that he will soon sell them at *PosESioN* 😉

For the skins we wanted something very pale that goes with the white stylings and Dahriel decided to wear one of his favourite skins from Fruk, while I used one of the new skins by Silken Moon. The blindfold was kinda the perfect finish for the whole look and it felt like a strong symbol for being open-minded and not just to believe what you can see 🙂

We hope you enjoyed our simple and minimalistic journey.

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Wicca’s Style:

Dress: NYU – “Cotton Dress”

Hands: Slink – “Mesh hands Casual”

Earrings: LeeZu – “Amour Serpent”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Cosma”

Blindfold: Illusion – “Silk Blindfold”

Piercing: [iN] – “Moon Chaser”

Cuffs: NYU – “Cotton Cuffs” – NEW

Shoes: NYU – “Collared Bow Heels” – NEW

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Eyeliner Deep Set” & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Silver”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Canvas Icecream” – NEW

Dahriel’s Style:

Skin: Fruk Bennett – Thanatos series – Blond/yellow –NEW (at Mens Dep)

Hair: *Birth* Stripe Hair – Platinum

Blindfold: Schöen [White] Satin Blindfold with charm – NEW (FFL Gachas)

Piercings: – .HoD. – Bulletproof v3  – Frost, – .HoD. – Compassion Piercing Set Prt. 1 Frost, – .HoD. – Sideswept v3 Piercing – Frost

Earings: – .HoD. – Dragon’s Tail Gauge Frost

Lips: Madrid Solo – Pouting Thomas-Silver NEW (at FFL)

Outfit: NYU – Cropped Jumpsuit, Vanilla

Shoes: NYU –  Tux Loafers – Cream, Male

Both poses: *PosESioN* (Comming Soon)

Skybox: CONTEMPO (by Ewan Crumb)

Photographer: Dahriel

Models: Wicca Merlin & Dahriel

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News at Fellini Couture

Today I have the great pleasure to show you some of the latest releases of Fellini Couture.

Joy again surprises us with some new fantastic mesh creations. The new “Tentation Lips” dress is a wonderful combination of a very female looking dress and some…  kinda pop art with the huge lips. The dress itself is made very tight and lays dreamy around a slim, but curved female shape. The corset makes an amazing waist size, sexy and seductive. The huge lip that decorates the front of the skirt, Joy brough back above the corset, with some glass/diamond looking parts on red lips that are arranged to cover the chest. To really make sure that, you do not see anything you should not, you have an extra clothing layer ;). The strong red lips combined with simple white brought me on some crazy and funky accessories… the huge collar and the leash between my lips made the whole look pointing out on some Lady Gaga stylings and so I decided to add some heavy makeup from LovelyMi for the eyes. With that, now more fierce than elegant look, I needed some extravagant hair and my thought fell on one special hair from Bizarre Hair that was released not too long ago. To bring back the red of the lips, belt and gloves below the skirt, my decision for shoes fell on some red and vintage looking ankle boots from BAX.

As I finally finished my look and snapped the pictures the red came out very strong and I suddenly had the imagination of the comic ‘Sin City’ that uses a lot of black and white only featuring a deep and blood-red and so I worked on the pictures to get exactly that vibe for this post. The “Tentation” mesh gown as well is available in a nother version that is made only off black and white without the huge lips what might fit better for any elegant and classy occasions, but I liked the red accents so much, that I had to showcase the red lips version 😉

If you wanna take a look at the other one you can wait till I have it on my blog or you just make your way to the Fellini Couture Mainstore and see for yourself.

Details

Dress: Fellini Couture – “Tention Lips” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: Bizarre Hair – “Angel of Elements” – NEW

Hairbase: EMO-tions – “Curls” – NEW

Makeup: LovelyMi – “Lybra au Gaga” – NEW

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Booties: BAX – “Soho”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider” + “Widow”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Black, White & Red – Square Fantasys with SoliDea FoliEs!

Part of the Spring Collection 2012 of SoliDea FoliEs are the “Optical Dresses & Hats”. There are 3 different versions in color and texture for this amazing new dress. For today I chose the ‘Square’ version of the amazing outfit.

The hat looks like one of the asian ‘Koi’ fishes and it is a very extravagant hat. I always loved how Mila Tatham, owner and genius designer of SoliDea FoliEs took unusual ideas and made them fashionable 🙂 The short dress is perfect for the upcoming spring season and I really like how carefully the red color is brought in with just the few little red balls and at the hat. I have an addiction for black and white and for squares for a long time – yes I am a child of the 80’s :p. So this dress really got my attention even if the 2 other colors are amazing as well.

To catch the red color again I took the new “Play Cubes” earrings from Finesmith. The square shape totally made it to the dress for me 🙂

Too keep the look in a modern way I added one of the latest releases from Urban Lutz for the hair.

To see all of the amazing colors of the “Optical Dress & Hat” and the “Play Cubes” you better take a look by yourself at the SoliDea Folies and Finesmith Mainstores 🙂

Details

Dress: SoliDea FoliEs – “Optical Dress & Hat” /square – NEW

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Studio” /black  – NEW

Earrings: Finesmith – “Play Cubes” /blood – NEW

Fingernails: Finesmith – “Rave Red”

Boots: Ten”10  – “Megas Boots” /black

Lashes: Beauty Avatar – “Divine”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin