It’s raining…

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

Details
Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Chiara”
Gloves: [CON] – “Vampire Gloves”
Cape: E.V.E Studio – “Shroud of Chains”
Boots: Utopia@Design – “Akira”
Collar 1: Salt & Pepper – “Siah”
Collar 2: E.V.E Studio – “Shroud of Chains”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Carley”
Mask: La Baguette – “Cat Skull”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin
Basics:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.6”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.0”
Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”
Shape: Selfmade

Forrest Fantasies

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Today I again have a special series of pictures again.

In the past I was not really thinking a lot when I made my pictures for my blog, I just had a certain feeling and tried to follow that. I go with my buts and kinda try to put them on a visual level.

Lately, I felt more and more requirements to my self when it comes to my pictures. It is like I would see it from a different point of view now. When John told me, my pictures would be art… I totally was surprised as I never saw it that way.

When the current round of the Windlight Gallery opened, I again was allowed to meet Bryn Oh, kinda THE idol of my Second Life when it comes to art. She was so nice and kind and had a few very nice words about my pics and as well gave me some advice. That so made my day, I cannot even tell. Do you know that feeling if you admire someone and then exactly those person tells you your work is not bad and as well gives you some advice and tricks? – Priceless!!!

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I always loved the ides to kinda blend the model into the background. If the subject of a picture is more part of the whole picture, than standing alone in the front. Certainly, there is purposes for that as well like for pure fashion blogging.

When I put on the “Dryad” outfit from !gO!, I immediately saw a forrest/wood fantasy picture in my mind. This dress is nature and art by itself and so I just tried to go on with some pieces to enhance the look.

The hair is the wonderful “Genesis” hair from EMO-tions and the “Laerlorn” headpiece was made by Wicca’s Wardrobe.

When I styled the look I all of a sudden remembered, that way in the past a designer made a wooden skin overly for an outfit of the Claim the Fame contest. The tattoo was made by Vengeful Threads.

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Details

Outfit: !gO! – Dryad”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Genesis”

Skin Overlay: Vengeful Threads – “Wood Skin Overlay” (part of an outfit)

Makeup: Zibska – “Joss 06” & [K] – “Black Magic Eyeliner”

Shoes: Azoury – “Sauvage Heels” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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The Dark Warrior with PurpleMoon & EMO-tions

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Dark Illusion Warrior

From nowhere came a warrior
With a mission to complete
He was in possession of extreme power
That he’d use on everyone he’d meet

He came when you least expected him
He brought terror to the world
You could expect no mercy
As he swung his sword

He was cursed by the Gods
He had to fight ’til he died
But finally he beat the odds
And then he was free, free to rise

Nobody knew where he came from
No one knew his destiny
The story was told through the centuries
A piece of tragic history

He came when you least expected him
He brought terror to the world
You could expect no mercy
As he swung his sword

[by Supernatural]

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Details

Outfit (incl gemstones & gloves): PurpleMoon – “Belladonna”

Hair & Head Piece: EMO-tions – “Anorg” (color modded)

Mask: Illusions – “Unseelie”

Furniture: 22769 – “Beyond the Sea Chaiselongue”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

12 Days of Christmas @ Crazy Connection

12 days of X mas poster

First of all some of you might ask… what is this Crazy Connection? The Crazy Connection is a dream of 3 friends to have a place to live their vision of style and creativity.

Christmas is over and many of us might be lazy and exhausted from all the good food, cookies and sweets, laying on the couch and not really sure what to do…

The therapy for after-christmas-blues. Stop by and grab your daily chance winning one of the exclusive Crazy Connection gifts to lighten the 12 days of christmas.

12 days rules

It starts today and every day you have a chance of winning amazing gifts from the 3 designers of the Crazy Connection.

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All the items you see on the picture above are in the raffle giver… so what are you waiting for? Everyday you have a  new chance to click it and pull one of those wonderful gifts!

Where?

Here!

Crazy Connection: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/27/82/22

!:Lybra:! for the Murder Mystery Hunt

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At the moment we have so many amazing hunts out on the grid, that you really have to manage your tie properly to do all of them :p.

For example, starting at Finesmith you have the “Murder Mystery” hunt (http://finesmithjewelry.blogspot.co.il/2013/11/finesmith-murder-mystery-hunt.html)

“News Flash!
Socialite WrenNoir Cerise has been murdered and burglarized! They took all of her Finesmith jewelry AND stabbed her FIVE times! They must have really wanted her dead!
We need your help to find her killer!”

14 designer have placed gifts that are each 10L$and as much as I understood it the 10L$ of every item will support the ASPCA.

Today I would like to spotlight the hunt item of Lybra. Lybra Rage made an amazing full outfit including the cool makeup for the Murder Mystery hunt. The outfit is called “Clown Couture” and it did remind me on some of the puppets I know from my childhood. So i could not resist to go with the puppet idea ;).

The “Clown Couture” has mesh pants, a mesh top and a mesh made neck corset. All are provided in several sizes to make sure it fits your avatar. The hat and the huge neck ruffles are part of the outfit and the amazing white-faced makeup with the typical clown expression as well. If you imagine to get that whole outfit for 10L$ only.. you better hurry and get your copy 😉

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Details

Outfit (incl. hat and makeup): !:Lybra:! – “Clown Couture” – NEW (mesh, Murder Mystery hunt item)

Shoes: Baiastice – “Oxa” (mesh)

Hair: LeLutka – “Rykiel”

Poses & Puppethanger: HelaMiyo

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Somewhere over the Rainbow in Second Life or “Wicca in Wonderland”?

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“Somewhere over the Rainbow..”


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“Taste the Rainbow!”
Summer Hunt 2013
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What happens when color meets your favorite creators in Second Life?
Come and find out!

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For my first but certainly not last post, I would like to showcase the contribution of devousMind to the ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ hunt. Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of !dM, made an amazing corset outfit for the hunt.  The very colorful corset made of all the rainbow colors. The awesome frilled white pants, the sweet collar, the white fishnet tights and the sweet net train that brings back all the sweet colors 😉

For me, the usually black loving person it was not immediately comfortable to be so colorful, but one by one I got used to it. First I added the yellow version of the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” from LeeZu when I came across the super cool “Codie” hair from Discord Designs. It had a rainbow colored  version in it and it was going perfectly with the “Valentina” corset from !dM. Each hair color of the gacha coes with a “Ripley” black hairbase. The “Codie” hairstyle was made for the gacha at the ’24’ event and usual colors will follow at the Discord Designs Mainstore after the event. To add my little rebel to the whole look i decided to go with one of the newest tattoos from White Widow. Julie Hastings made some new body tattoos, wich as well come with a tango applier for all those who love the new mesh boobies.

For the picture I wanted to go crazy with colors and items so I decided to put a lot of colorful candy behind and around me. I got a little bit the feeling of “Wicca in Wonderland” as I added the way too big teapot and the huge muffins and lollipops*giggles*

This is what you're hunting for...

If you are not sure what to search for … look the picture above. That would be the item you should look for 😉

The “Somewhere over the Rainbow” hunt is definitely worth a try, as many amazing designers put incredible colorful items for the hunters.

Follow the rainbow trail to 15 fantastic designers and get a taste of their passion for colors – this list is intentionally super short, so you don’t have to TP around like mad. We want you to have fun with it!

The following creators took upon our little challenged posed onto them and created you a colorful hunt gift to remember:

• Deviance

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carnivale/74/128/31

• !dM deviousMind

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/74/92/33

• Blacklace
• Blacklace Beauty
• Lil’Lace

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blacklace/189/131/41

• Faster Pussycat

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Resistance/106/77/22

• ::WetCat:: Builds&Poses

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/42/214/24

• The Plastik
• .:ellabella:.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Beautiful%20Machine/82/150/65

• Studio Sidhe

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonsong/173/90/56

• Illusions

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carnivale/209/92/33

• ChiC buildings

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Demondrille/141/19/3630

• Alice Project

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Juicy%20La%20Jolla/170/192/23

• Pink Fuel

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/69/164/23

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Details

Outfit: !dm – “Valentina” – NEW (mesh, Somewhere over the Rainbow Hunt 2013)

Hair: Discord Designs – “Codie” – NEW (mesh, 24 Gacha)

Tattoo: White Widow – “Lady Killers” – NEW

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lumee”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Chop Zuey: Art in Second Life ;)

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The idea for this post was born when I  visited the Arts in Hats event, that was happening not too long ago. Belle Roussel, owner and designer of Chop Zuey, made the wonderful “In Memory of a Watermelon Fascinator” for that event and from the moment I saw it, I had the imagination of being in a museum watching art.

The wonderful “La Traviata” gown as well is one of the newest creations of Chop Zuey. Belle started to make full gowns with matching jewelry parts not too long ago and opened her new Sky Boutique, where you can find all this amazing creations. The “La Traviata” gown is available in different colors but with my addiction to black clothing, I certainly picked the black version for the post 😉 The wonderful black gown is mesh made and the amazing jewelry parts, like the upper end of the gloves, the beautiful shoulder part, as well the earrings, bracelets and the necklace are part of the gown. Basically Belle made a ready to wear outfit for all lovers of the elegant evening wardrobe ;).

The hat is one of the amazing creations of Xenobia Foxclaw. She made an amazing collection of black and white hats and the “Blackwell No. 6” is just one of them. So you might wanna go over to the Xen’s Hats Mainstore if you wanna see ll of the new releases ;).

The hair is one of the amazing hairstyles of EMO-tions. The “Chevia” hairstyle was made in a special color for Miss Chevia, as she won the auction of the FFL event, where Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions, auctioned herself off for charity. I am very happy that Mirja now gave this hairstyle to all of us as, it is an amazing elegant hairstyle that still has some edges 😉

Now I just had to try building a little to realize my imagination of the museum at night thing 🙂 . Those who know me, might figure what it took until I had those few prims together and some texture on it. Usually if I try to build you have something apocalyptic looking something where you really have to have a good imagination to figure out what I wanted to do originally *laughs*. But after some hours it worked out somehow and … tatataaaaa… here it is 🙂

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Details

Gown (incl jewelry): Chop Zuey – “La Traviata” – NEW (mesh)

Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Blackwell 6” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Chevia”

Poses: *PosESioN* – “Zen”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

My personal favourites of MVW2013 – National Costume of Puerto Rico 2013 by EMO-tions

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Miss Virtual World 2013 – Again BoSL showcased an amazing event on December the 15th 2013, with the finale of the MVW 2013 contest. Many countries were represented by amazing ladies and it was really an exciting event. Designers and models worked together for their 2 final looks. One evening gown and one national costume for each lady. Every year when I saw the MVW finale it was an exciting moment to see the results, that designers and models worked on for so many weeks. Last year I took the challenge to make a full catalogue of all the gowns and costumes. The idea must have inspired some bloggers this year and they started to do that for the MVW 2013 designs. I decided for my own not to do the same again and just would like to showcase my personal favourites. First I thought about to do my personal top 12, but then I figured that I like more than 12 and just thought about doing all the ones that really caught my attention in no particular order :)

This year at the MVW finale some of the girls dared to be a little different, with bringing historical female fighter’s and strong women’s characters on the MVW stage.On eof them was Miss V Puerto Rico 2103, Miss Hezabel Blackheart. Her national costume was created by Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions. Hezabel could not have made a better choice than asking Mirja for her national costume. EMO-tions always stood for great, quality RP clothing and many fighters, vampires and lovers of the special outfits went to Mirja‘s store if they needed special and extraordinary clothing or hair. So the “Anacaona” outfit and the matching hair, as well made by EMO-tions, made an extraordinary and strong look on the MVW 2013 finale stage. Hezabel and Mirja did a great research on the country she represented and as she was talking about her inspiration my ears were all hers 🙂

Hezabel Blackheart:

“My Costume is inspired by a great Taíno chief named: Anacaona. Anacaona became chief after her brother’s death. Her husband Caonabo, was captured and shipped to Spain, dying in a shipwreck during the journey. The Taínos, being ill-treated by the conquerors, revolted. During a feast organized by eighty-four regional chieftains to honor Anacaona, who was friendly to the Spaniards, the Spanish Governor Nicolás de Ovando ordered the meeting house to be set on fire. He arrested Anacaona and her Taíno noblemen — all of whom, being accused of conspiracy, were executed. While the others were shot, Anacaona was executed by hanging. She was twenty-nine years old. The Taíno tribes were all one and the same tribe all over many Caribbean islands. From the island, then and now,..I bring you the gift of the Coqui.. a native small frog that is exclusive to the wildlife of the island.”

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Details

Outfit: EMO-tions – “Anacaona” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Anacaona” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”  – NEW (custom-made skin)

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Urban ES Mud, Honey”  – NEW & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Silver” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca tintable” – NEW

Tattoo: White Widow – “

Poses by Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: Today at LeeZu

Top: LeeZu – “Viola Vintage Blouse” /polkadot – NEW

Pants: LeeZu – “Milan Pants” /lila

Boots: LeeZu – “Street Blues Boots” /graybrown – NEW

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Rookie” – NEW

Eyeliner: !Silken Moon – “Wicca” – NEW

Hair: LoQ – “Whisky II” /cherry red

Jewelry: Mandala – “Soul Rose”

Poses: Miamai

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin