Blessed Be

A new year has begun… 2021! Let’s see what it has for all of us ๐Ÿ˜‰

We are still in the dark season and I am enjoying doing the darker stuff anyway – but you know that already.

Today I am posting something which I planned to put into a magazine but apparently it wasn’t released in December as planned. I thought before it vanishes into the Nirvana, I will add some more pictures and make a blog post out of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here we go!

Most of the designs I found at the Saturnalia event (I really hope they will do more events as their team really does amazig work and something different) –ย  such a super amazing event, directed to the more traditional and naturally side of the Christmas time. To me it was such a relief to see that Christmas isn’t just all shiny gold & red, not just the Santa Claus, Cola Truck, modern, profit-oriented, video game console Christmas. There is people like me who can see the more traditional, mystical and nature-loving Christmas – or even remember what Yule means ๐Ÿ˜‰ For those who do not know, just lemme show, what Wikipedia has to say about it, as it might sound better than me trying to describe it with my limited English words *snickers*

“Yule or Yuletide (“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mลdraniht.

Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Some present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others may have connections to older pagan Yule traditions. Terms with an etymological equivalent to Yule are still used in Nordic countries and Estonia to describe Christmas and other festivals occurring during the winter holiday season. Today, Yule is celebrated in Heathenry and other forms of Neopaganism, as well as in LaVeyan Satanism.”

[- Wikipedia -]

I am still at home while the state is fighting and debating weather to open up stores and schools again or just one of both or none… to me it slowly becomes a joke and the measures get more and more opaque and difficult to comprehend. People get more and more disaffected. And even if I hate to admit that, I start understanding them. They are not against any rules – I am not speaking of all those who deny the existence of Covid or those who spread weird conspiracy theories – the normal mainstream crowd, who just don’t understand all this back and forth politics. How you can say schools can be open with 20-30 people,ย  inadequate hygiene standards, while bars and restaurants who invested hundreds or thousands of Euros to exactly follow their given rules and as soon as they had everything installed and working, they get closed again while schools and kindergartens are still remain open… anyway, I am not the one to make changes or decisions, but I slowly can understand those how get annoyed and frustrated.

I just will stick at home as much as possible to not risk an infection because of my mother and partner as they are both counted as group at risk members. I will teach and give music lessons online and trying to keep creative in SL and make the best out of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy new year and blessed be!

Clothing

Dress: ERSCH – “Saty” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Kronos’ Crown (Gold)”

Horns: ::Static:: – “Solstice Spiral Horns”

Nails & Rings: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye (Gold) (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ Kustom9 // December 2020

Wings: Jinx – “Simple Bento Wings

Staff: Lux Aterna – “[Der Heilige Nikolaus] Staff”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Emilia”

Eyeshadow: APOTHIC – “Venus . Eyeshadows” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: APOTHIC – “Venus . Lips” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Fceshading 1: Skoll – “Tva Eyes2 Terra” (BoM)

Fadeshading 2: LuluB! – “Saturna – Conturing – Black” (BoM)

Face Marks: Skoll – “Tva marks TINT ME” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5” (Boundless)

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Memento Mori” (BoM) – NEW @ Men only Monthly // December 2020

Legs/Legtattoo: Astralia – “North Pole Faun Legs (dark/gold)” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier, Gacha, Common)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose โ€“ โ€œBVN HUD v1.82โ€

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œAxis HUD Face 1.1โ€

LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons 7Li”

[we’re CLOSED] – “shrub large bare”

DRD – “The Cemetery – Ground Roots”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – Tree Trunk”

DRD – “Forest Ritual Site – SpellBook”

DRD – Forest Ritual Site – Treestump

DRD – The Cemetery – Angel Statue – Those We Love

JIAN – “Fallow Fawn”

JIAN – “Gray Fox”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ SATURNALIA: A Winter Solstice & Yule Market // December 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ SATURNALIA: A Winter Solstice & Yule Market // December 17th – January 1st

For some, witchcraft isn’t just for Halloween. And for those individuals, the Sarya necklace by Wicca’s Originals has been carefully crafted. At the center of this piece is a brooch holding a sizable gemstone, held by a set of three chains, to remind the wearer of the rule of three. The gem is held in a fitting framed on either side by the waxing and waning moons, designed in the style of the Triple Goddess. Finally, hanging from this gemstone by a pair of chains is a pentacle, granting the wearer a sense of comfort in the protection it offers in its representation of the five elements. The gem comes in ten variations, as do the metals of the chains. This necklace comes rigged for Maitreya, Legacy, Hourglass, and Freya bodies, as well as an unrigged variation you can modify to fit as needed. Blessed be.

Event Location: Saturnalia

Wicca’s Originals @ Samhain // October 2020

Wicca’s Originals @ Samhain // October 10th – November 2nd

The Artio Gloves by Wicca’s Originals are high macabre fashion. The fingers of the gloves themselves are tipped with long, curled nails, which may just as well be a part of the wearer, tearing through the material and telling all around that the creature they see is something not-quite-human. Creatures of the night, however, still care about style. Covering from fingertip to upper arm, the glove material is patterned in an unsettling way, hinting at dark veins or scaled, peeling flesh underneath, and yet still would be perfectly at come complementing a torn ballroom gown, or perhaps one’s funeral dress. Gloves and claws come in 10 colors each, which can be mixed and matched separately, and fit the Maitreya, Legacy, and Hourglass bodies.

Event Location: Samhain

Venomous Poison

TUNES

Your cruel device
Your blood, like ice
One look, could kill
My pain, your thrill
Your mouth, so hot
Your web, I’m caught
Your skin, so wet
Black lace, on sweat
I hear you calling and it’s needles and pins
I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name
Don’t want to touch you but you’re under my skin
I wanna kiss you but your lips are venomous poison
You’re poison, running through my veins
You’re poison
I don’t want to break these chains
Poison

One look, could kill
My pain, your thrill
I wanna love you but I better not touch
I wanna to hold you, but my senses tell me to stop
I wanna to kiss you but I want it too much
I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison
You’re poison, running through my veins
You’re poison
I don’t want to break these chains
Poison
[Alice Cooper]

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Ragged Tubetop – Camo” (Maitreya)

Pants: adorsy – “Clementine Jean Pants Fatpack” (Maitreya)

Shoes: DRD – “Sticker Stompers – Colors” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Dracarys Horns”

Hair Accessory: .TeaBunny. + [CX] – “Shamisen Hairpins – Silver”

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Erin.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Erin head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Erin.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Erin head)

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Erin.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge”

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno Septum”

Necklace: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Borg Necklaces ( Girl )”

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – Sigurd Earring Iron” (Gacha, Uncommon) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Choker: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – Sigurd Choker” (Gacha, Ultrarare) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [RA] – “Yolandi'”

Makeup: *YS&YS* – “Immprtal Make-up 04” (BoM)

Lipstick: This is Wrong – “Dead Lips RED” (LeLutka Evo. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ivar”

Brows: ~Songbird~ – “Pencil Thin Brows : Black” (BoM, store closed)

Facemod: *YS&YS* – “Immortal Face Effect 06” (BoM)

Cheekbone Left:ย .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – Scar Cheekbone ( LeEvo )” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Cheekbone Right:ย .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – Scar Cheekbone Psycho ( LeEvo )” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Eyebrow:ย .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – “Scar Eyebrows ( LeEvo )” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Nose:ย .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – Scar Nose Plaster ( LeEvo )” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Shape: Denver’s Shapes – “Amy Shape for Lelutka”

Throat Scar: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sigurd Gacha – Scar Neck Net Woman” (BoM, Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // July 2020

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Tea Time” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose โ€“ โ€œBVN HUD v1.6โ€

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka โ€“ โ€œAxis HUD Face 1.1โ€

House Left: DRD – “Antique Shoppe”

House Right:ย DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe”

Street & Lantern:ย DRD – “Grimy Cobblestone Streets”

Cart:ย DRD – “Elixer Emporium – Potion Cart” – NEW @ Wizarding Faire // July 2020

Table:ย DRD – “Spiritualists Shoppe – Alter”

Chair:ย DRD – “MS – Fortune Telling Chair”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

100% Witch

TUNES

Yes, I am a witch
And I have conjured you
For my bidding
And all my charms and all my accidents
Are all just instruments
To lock you up
Yes, I am a carnival
A house of mirrors
And I will con you
And all my tricks and all my magic
Will keep you dizzy
With desire
How could I know my spell was broke?
I am nothing like the girl you thought I was without your love
How could I haunt you, keep you close
When you can see my seams, the fraying of my dress?
I am defenseless
[The Bird and the Bee]

Official Vendor poster for the “Dark Percentage” tattoo by Nefekalum Tattoos // Available at The Darkness event // December 2019 // Photography: Skye Nefekalum

Clothing

Bra: Moon Elixir – “Houdini – Bra” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)
Corset: Pixicat – “Temptation Corset – Dark (XS)”
Pants: [Gos] – “Bella Leather Shorts” (Maitreya)
Legs/Socks: Insomnia Angel – “Lizzie” (Maitreya)
Shoes: {Livalle} – “Payne”

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Hell Freak Sunglasses” (Gacha, Rare)
Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver+Catya)”
Nose Piercing: [CX] – “Monstrum Catena”
Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Night” (Maitreya)
Upper Arm Cuffs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Bondage Deluxe” (Maitreya)
Lower Arms: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme” (Maitreya)
Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Silver” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Vonks”
Makeup: Look At Me – “Submissive Eyeshadows” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”
Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Dark Percentage” (Omega Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness // December 2019

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: anxiety – “rapture scenebox”

Bed: Violetility – Tantra Bed

Frames: GizzA – “Halloween Decor / Frame Set”

Vanity Set: Quasi – “Makeup Addict”

Banner 1: Indolent – “Wall Hanging: Supernatural”

Banner 2: BackBone – “Office Life – Frame”

Standing Candle: 22769 – “Skull Candle” (Gacha, Common)

Table Cadle: *HEXtraordinary* – “Melting Spell Candle – Small”

Ball Candle: [QE Home] – “Geo Candleholder -Black Magic-“

Skull Candle: Ariskea[Muertos] – “Skull Candle & Flower [Dark]”

Floor Deco:ย 22769 – “Witchcraft Drape With Runes”

Cat: SEmotion Libellune –ย  “Sphynx Cat #10 UNCOMMON” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ (I still won’t believe, that the female should have been the only reason, that locked out the human species from paradise ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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,ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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