Lost Paradise – What do you believe in?

I am not uberly religious, but some themes, which as well are shown in arts again and again, do catch my attention sometimes. I more believe in nature and the power of even that, instead of the church for example. Religion or the believe in god, spirits and ghosts are something very personal and we all have different experiences with that, so I would never ever try to convince anyone of my own opinions about that. I do believe in the thought, that energy never goes away completely (Conservation of Energy) and always gets transitioned into something else 😉

For me tings like the Wiccan cult – or some older forms of nature based believes – are way easier to believe in than god or even the church. There was a time, where I did believe in god and as well the church, but that did end with the death of my father when I was 7. He died because of stomach cancer and all I wanted to know – when I was 7 – was “Why?”. Why would that god, that I did believe in, allow that a disease would be able to take my father from me, when I still needed him so much. There was a group for kids at the church, which I was attending every week and after my father passed away I wanted answers. They had none besides the one the church always uses, if they can’t explain something – “The paths of God are inscrutable”. Tell that a 7 years old girl, which is kinda ripped apart – not really working out well. That was my first disruption I had with that. Later, when I did grow up and started to try to get to the bottom of everything I was told and what I learned, it became even worse… I questioned why god would let it happen, that in a war innocent babies get killed – after I they tried to convince me, that war is nothing god does, but the humans as all have their own ability to make decisions – babies who can’t even walk, talk, speak nor make any kind of deliberately decisions.

I read the bible – more than once, as I wanted answers and I wanted to understand – and the more I read, the more I again questioned so many things… for example, how can I believe in a god that breaks his own ten commandments in the bible? How can I believe in a god, that allows humans to murder in his name? I was taught god is good! I learned I never will get answers more than “God must have his plan” or like I said before “His ways are inscrutable”- which was not enough for me, as I always want to go to the bottom of things. Maybe that is the reason why I personally prefer science and nature over religion itself.

Like I stated at the beginning, for me it is way easier to believe in the power of nature. Nature is very rational and there are proves, that some things do happen as we see it everyday. There is stuff between heaven and earth, not all will notice – or not all will/want to understand. So everyone has the freedom to decide, what he or she wants to believe in Germany, which is something I highly value. I know it is not a matter of course everywhere in the world sadly.

What I had in mind for this pictures, was a modern version of Eve, paired with the believe in natural powers and the Wiccan doctrine – Something nature connected 🙂 (I still won’t believe, that the female should have been the only reason, that locked out the human species from paradise 😉 )

I LOVE the creativity of CURELESS [+] / CUREMORE, especially their gachas that contain those amazing, special and unusual/artistic torsos. This time it was the “Lost Paradise” gacha, which drew my attention. The gacha does not only contain wearable parts, but as well some cool creations for the scenery. The trees, which come with a HUD for the bones and the apples, the snakes in all colors and shapes and the apples on the ground are a perfect scenery. I wanted all kind of warm colors for the set and with the HUDs it was really easy to achieve 🙂 I added some other things to my look – you all know I really love mix and match. I had some amazing parts, which I could imagine would fit so well, like the hand branches from .Drastic. or the cool claws from E.A.Studio. Iam not a fan of ling empty legs – I stated that in past posts already – so I wanted something wrapped around my legs and certainly no high heels 😉 I wanted flat shoes… but I do not own many of those, as I rarely shop for flat shoes besides sneakers, heavy boots and those kind of style. So I was so happy, when I found the “Charro Flats” still sitting in my inventory. I know I got them at an event and then I never had the right look to use them – until today!

Again I was able to just play with stuff I got over the time and did not have to follow any deadlines. Sometimes I really do need that, as much as I enjoy blogging, sometimes I need my freedom. It is different, when you blog for a designer. where you have items you want to showcase in the focus in a very clear way, or if you just fool around with things. I really do enjoy both and I need both for my happiness 😉 It feels like 2 completely different challenges to me and I do enjoy both!

Outfit &Accessories

Torso: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Eden Diorama” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Legs: Storybook – “Savage – Brown” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Charro Flats” (Maitreya)

Apple: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Eve’s Apple” (Gacha, Rare)

Headpiece 1: CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Wreath (fire)” (Gacha)

Headpiece 2: La Biche – “Branch Horns (Toadstool)”

Choker: Moon Elixir – “Mushroom Thron Crown”

Hands & Rings: .Drastic. – “Walnut Hand Branches”(Maitreya, Bento)

Nails/Claws: E.A.Studio – “Obsess Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [KoKoLoReS] – “Leighton”

Makeup: Zibska – “Kane” (LeLutka Applier)

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

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body; Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

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

Body Tattoo: Astralia – “Forest Tattoo” (Maitreya, Ivy Elf Gacha)

Poses & Props

Poses:

Foxcity

Set:

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Paradise Tree (Brown)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE -“Lost Paradise /Crawling Snake(Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Crawling HeadUp Snake (Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / TreeHanging Snake (Beige & Green)” (Gacha)

CUREMORE – “Lost Paradise / Forbidden fruits (Fire, Red, Yellow, Green)” (Gacha)

Moon_Sha – “Wall Ivy 1 & 2 – Summer 1”

Little Branch – “WildGrass*1Li{Green}”

Location

Wicca’s Wardrobe (parcel beside the store)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Angel Dessous: “Wicca” – a dream came true!

(Angel Dessous – “Wicca” /darknight red & darknight black, Picture by Miss Cherie Parker)

A few weeks ago I was talking to Nando Korobase, designer of Angel Dessous, and we had a lot of fun with weird thoughts. I do not remember exactly how we came on it but suddenly Nando said, that if he ever has a weird and crazy idea for a gown he will name it after me. Of course I felt honored big time… but as I was knowing, that he has tons and tons of work with challenge gowns and new releases, I did not expect it to happen very soon. Still a smile on my face we talked for a little more and some when I left his laboratory.(Angel Dessous – “Wicca” /darknight red)

I nearly had forgotten about it as suddenly during my LeeZu shift, Nando IMed me and said he might have done an outfit that is so crazy that it could wear my name… I do not need to mention that every second till the end of my shift felt like hours. I was so horrible curious and excited I nearly could not wait… After 10 more minutes, that felt like 10 more hours, I left LeeZu and ran over to Angel Dessous, up to Nando’s laboratory. What I saw, as he showed me was taking my breath away… This fantastic gown should wear my name… a dream of mine came true, as I saw him there with the new dress. The shoulder parts edgy with little hovering balls on it wich are repeated at the waist part down the skirt. A wonderful textured skirt part longer in the back then in the front with an amazing laced end at the bottom. An awesome top with this little filigree lace parts at the bottom of the cleavage. The beautiful gloves with these amazing prim parts above the elbows and the wrists – I really was speechless.

(Angel Dessous – “Wicca” /bloodred black)

Then he told me about the 3 different color combinations as I still was staring at the new “Wicca” dress. I heard him saying that he wanted me to model it and make a picture of it for the release… I still was dreaming, but at the same time my mind started working what I could do with this amazing dress for a picture and there my trouble started. Something came in my mind and got stuck there, so that no other idea had any chance. As I wanted to show at least 2 versions of the dress I wanted to pull myself, at my hair, out of a mirror. I tried and tried but nothing could satisfy my idea… I was close to pull my hair in RL,  as I had this idea in my mind and just could not really realize it like I wanted to. Then Cherie Parker came into my mind. I adore her for her pictures since forever and in the very past she made me a wonderful picture… she was the one, she could do it! I IMed her telling her my problem. She was very nice as always and in the end she said she would try. A few days later I met her and she snapped a lot of poses and positions of both versions of the “Wicca” dress with me in it :p I again was hell nervous and excited aboutthe result. Cherie must have felt that, because she was really fast with my picture, even if she had so much work for other projects. One evening she IMed me, telling me she would have my picture and as she sent it tome I nearly freaked out – it was exactly what I wanted!!! (if you scroll back to the beginning of this post you can see the pic :P) At this point again thank you Cherie for realizing my weird idea!!! As well thank you to Nando for realizing one of my dreams to have an outfit from Angel Dessous that carries my name 🙂 If you like the “Wicca” dress as much as I do, you should make your way to the Angel Dessous Mainstore and see wich color version you like most… I could not decide to be honest ;p