Phoenix – A Modern, Steampunk Interpretation

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Sometimes the mind takes off and you just go with the flow…

That happened again after I got the amazing “Lavi” makeup from Slackgirl. I wanted to do something special as the makeup itself looked very different to me.

First I tried something simple, as I wanted the makeup to pop out, but what ever I tried, it never did satisfaction to the makeup to my feeling.

That usually is the point when I put things to the side and wait until the creative muse kisses me with the right idea. But for what ever reason I could not do it this time without again and again thinking about it.

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With the amazing shine of the makeup, I came across the idea to use the wonderful “Asgard Wings” from E.V.E Studio, that come with the matching head wing parts. So I slowly got a basic idea for what would like to go for. Wearing the cool head wing parts I had to find some hair, that go well with them without hiding too much or looking too funky. The ” Tommy” hair is the perfect choice to match my vision, which grows more and more in my mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

With the beautiful detailed top from the “Scarlett” lingerie – made by Salt & Pepper – I had the arms free for the awesome “Elowen” arm pieces from Wicca’s Wardrobe. The shorts with the cool garter straps come from Asteria and are named “Mady”.

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With the cool “Lavi” makeup and the “Asgard” accessories the vision of an steampunk Phoenix was born in my head… I can’t tell you why but it just got tsuck in my mind :p

For the set, which I built at my studio I used the incredible “Propelling Gears” together with the “Rosina’s Undergeound” and the “Eye of the Storm” made the perfect ambience for what I was looking for ๐Ÿ™‚

Now.. simple runway poses would not do justice to the Phoenix idea. I was trying quite a few but nothing really would work with my idea and finally Gryphon Vendetta, creator of Poseidon poses saved my life. I ran into Poseidon via Gryphons amazing flickr stream and his incredible pictures. I totally love them and drooled more than once over his pictures ๐Ÿ˜‰

He does very dramatic and expressive poses which are perfect for exciting pictures and moods. I rarely saw such motion looking poses, which still look human and not distorted for the limbs. It looks like that he has poses for every occasion you can think about whether it is weapons, running scenes or flying moments. Sometimes he even has props coming with them like the one I used for the dark bloody nurse post not too long ago (http://wiccamerlin.de/something-evils-lurkinin-the-dark/).

I really got kinda an addiction for Poseidon poses since I tried them first and with all those possibilities he offers, I guess that will not be the last post I used them :p (I spied a Harley Quinn set too and I LOVE Harley Quinn*grins evil*)

But for now I hope you enjoyed my person vision of a modern steampunk Phoenix ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Pants: Asteria – “Mady Garter Panties” – NEW

Top: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Scarlett Top” (part of the Scarlett outfit)

Shoes: Reign – “Monarch”

Wings & Head Parts: E.V.E Studio – “Asgard Wings & Headpiece” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Tommy”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Lavi”

Collar: Elysium – “Shena Collar”

Necklace: Asteria – “Celine Necklace”

Arm Parts: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Elowen” (Gacha)

Poses: Poseidon

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Propelling Gears Clock” + “Eye of the Storm” + “Rosina’sย  Undergrowth M01” – NEW @ Enchantment

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fantasy Dreams with Wicca’s Wardrobe

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Today I would like to showcase one of our latest releases. The “Miniel” outfit is available at the actual round of The Fantasy Collective (TFC).

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For today I chose the blue/brass version of the outfit, as it looked the best in the wooden environment I chose for my pictures. At the event you will find 5 different colors for the outfit.

The body is decorated with some armor looking parts as well as with some very filigree chains. The cool arm and leg armor is part of the whole “Miniel” outfit too.

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When I saw the “Eva” wings from NeverWish, I totally fell in love with them. They matched so perfect in style and color to the “Miniel” outfit.

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The “Eva” wings are incredible detailed and wonderful textured, little wings, that fit to many different looks. With the delicate roses and the wonderful filigree metal shapes they are a must have for every fantasy wardrobe. The wings do have a HUD to recolor the wings and metals separately.

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The cool “Nanina” hair was made by EMO-tions. The hair is made of many little braided parts, that are non symmetrical and have an awesome high top part.

The boots are as well from Wicca’s Wardrobe. The “Inara” boots with the little golden spikes and chains totally rocked the style and the blue version of the ‘Chic Edition’, even matched the color of the “Miniel” body suit.

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Details

Outfit (incl Armor): Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Miniel” – NEW @ The Fantasy Collective

Boots: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Inara Boots /Chic Edition”

Wings: NeverWish – “Eva Wings” – NEW @ The Fantasy Collective

Hair: EMO-tions – “Nanina”

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Alida Solo”

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No. 01 Lower”

Poses: Del May

Location: Happy Mood

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Steampunk with Yasum

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Sometimes you have those special moods… RL becomes very heavy and you kinda use a few hours in the evening to escape your daily routine.

So it was a few days ago when I was wandering around restless and did not really know what to do as dark thoughts were not willing to release my head.

Out of the blue I found myself in a conversation with an old friend. We know each other for quite sometimes and even if we do not talk on a daily base we seem not to forget each other.

She released a new, cool design kinda ready for the “October Fest”. She showed it to me and usually she knows me very well and when she said “Probably not your cup of tea” I had to grin. Usually she is damn right with her opinion of me but this time for some strange reason I had an idea in mind for exactly that piece she just created.

I am talking about the “Bavarian Shugar” pants of Yasum.

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The “Bavarian Shugar” pants immediately put a steam punk idea in my head. With the sexy high-waisted but short pants, the cute suspenders and the sexy bra make a perfect ensemble for the October Fest, but as well for a super sexy and neat steam punk look ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

The pants come with a huge HUD to change the textures on the pants,the buttons and the top t various textures and colors.

I paired the sweet ensemble with the “Steampunk Hat” as well mde by Yasum. The hat as well hasย  a huge HUD coming with , wich let you customize the various parts on the hat.

The wings are one of my long time favourite and I often use them for stylings as they are so super detailed and filigree. They are part of the “Fallen Aviator” outfit from E-Clipse.

The shoes are something, that I recently found on marketplace and just could not skip them for my closet :p

The “Hobnails” boots in tan, made by Remarkable Oblivion.

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Details:

Outfit: Yasum – “Bavarian Shugar” – NEW

Fishnest Bolero: GizzA – “Steampunk Outfit” (part of the outfit)

Collar: Catnip – “Ensalved Collar”

Fishnet Tights: Vextra – “Messing” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: Remarkable Obvilion – “Hobnails”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva” – NEW

Armparts: TURB – “Ellbow Protector”

Wings: E-Clipse – “Fallen Aviator” (part of the outfit)

Hair: Baiastice – “Elon”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses for the POE6

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This year I was so happy and honored to be asked if I would like to be part of the POE6 hunt. The POE is one of the biggest hunts on the grid and I was so excited when Sequoia Nightfire, the founder of it asked me if I would like to contribute a hunt item as well.

I wanted to make something that goes with the theme of the Peace on Earth hunt as well as I wanted touch the christmas season a bit and so I came on the idea to make a group pose for angles ;).ย  The “Angels” pose set contains 4 non released poses. They are single in that pack so you can use them for other purposes and smaller groups or for your own only as well. They are made with a smooth transition, so they are suitable for the runway as well.

Have fun hunting!

Taste the Rainbow – Maybe the darker end of it?

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And again I am in need of some serious medicals, after I was wearing this incredible contribution of Faster PussyCat for the Taste the Rainbow Hunt.

The “Lady Rainbow Laced Pants” are as well part of the mini collection that Faster PussyCat made for the most colorful hunt I ever saw. The “Lady Rainbow” pants are mesh made and the cool black laces at the sides give them a light punk touch, which I took as inspiration to go more into that direction and mix the strong colors with some more dark and edgy parts.

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The top I chose, comes from LeeZu and is part of their BDSM collection. I just took the top part of the “Liquid Latex” outfit and the gloves. The wonderful colored wings are as well part of the Taste the Rainbow Hunt, made by Deviance. The cool hair is the “Pero” from Zibska, which i found at the HairFair 2013, but I retextured the white version of it to let it match to the colored look.

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The mask I found at the gacha Fair. I had the luck to pull the rare version of the “Itzy Spider”” mask from Black Pearls, that has this neat scripted metal spider sitting on the shoulder. The mas covers half of the face with a black fabric and is decorated by a chain and a toothed wheel over the left eye. This mask as well can go very well with a steampunk look. At the lips as well you can see those 2 metal parts, that are part of the “Itzy Spider” mask. For the shoes, I remembered some cool shoes from Oh! with a little moving spider inside of the plateau soles.

My skin for sure is my custom made “Wicca” skin from Silken Moon. Silken Moon just released a new wonderful skin named “Diva”.

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Malicia Python again outdid herself to create an incredible new skin for her E-Clipse line. I will soon have a complete post about it, so just a little teaser at this time ๐Ÿ˜‰

You still have till the 3rd of September 2013 to do the amazing Taste the Rainbow Hunt. With all the amazing contributions ofย  various designers it is really worth it to give it a try ๐Ÿ˜‰ You just have to search the little glass that is hidden at the stores. (I already gave the surls to the stores here:http://wiccamerlin.de/somewhere-over-the-rainbow-in-second-life-or-wicca-in-wonderland/)

This is what you're hunting for...

Happy Hunting!

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Details

Pants: Faster PussyCat – “Lady Rainbow Laced Jeans” – NEW (Taste the Rainbow Hunt 2013)

Wings: Deviance – “Titania Fairy Wings” – NEW (Taste the Rainbow Hunt 2013)

Top: LeeZu – “Liquid Latex”

Hair: Zibska – “Pero” (highly modified)

Shoes: Oh! – “Perle Ankle Spider”

Bangles: Digital Eyes – “Plastic Bangles”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Astro Glam”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Apple”

Mask: Black Pearls – “Itzy Spider Mask – RARE” (Gacha Fair 2013)

Props: On a Lark – “Lazy Day Swing”

Poses (besides the prop) Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Crazy Casual”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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New Collection at Devious Minds!

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A few days ago Persia Bravin stormed my inventory asking me if I would have seen the latest releases of Devious Mind and I was like .. “Oh uhm.. aehm .. no…” and was trying hard to remember that brand. I know, that I heard it before but I could not really recall what it was. Persia kept talking, while I still was thinking,ย  she told me I so must see that and I need to meet the owner and in the end I was so curious that I TPed to the LM, Persia gave me and I just fainted. I landed at the !dm sim… sure… !dm was Devious Mind! For sure I know this brand and I as well have tons of her amazing outfits! *facepalms*

Persia kept saying me to contact the owner since she would be as crazy as I am :p . So I tried to reach Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of Devious Mind. She was offline but not too long after I left her a message she came back and we talked a while. She is that kind of persons I love from the beginning… crazy, wild, smartass, just like I use to be*grins*

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We were talking about various things, until she asked me what my favourite colors would be. I told her that I basically like most of the colors and just have a pink allergy ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Being a smartass, just imagine what she send me^^. But more about that soon. For today I have the new “Chained Lust ” outfit from Devious Mind. I am sure this outfit has many different facets with the latex catsuit and the amazing mesh chains, but I wanted to make something ‘Wicca like’. So I thought about, what I could do and as if it was fate, I had the the movie “The Crow” on my second monitor, as I started styling. Since I anyways liked the idea of Fetish Couture, I loved the pearl colored catsuit that goes down over feet and hands and only has that deep neckline in the front. You can choose between 3 different colors of the catsuit , as all 3 are included in the pack. The chains come in different sizes, so that you can make sure that the mesh fits your shape. I did not add much to the outfit itself, only a mask, wings and shoes and one of the jewelry sets of my brother Dahriel. The “Angelical Black” set comes with collar, crown, arm parts, earrings and a ring. The “Chain Lust” outfit was the perfect basic for my dark fantasys and if you now became curious what else you can find at Devious Mind, just take the taxi over to the Mainstore (TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/98/26/30). The sim as well is worth a visit! From my photographer side I just can tell you it is a paradise for making pictures as well!!!

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Details

Outfit: !dm (Devious Mind) – “Chained Lust” – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: *PosESioN* [JewelrY] – “Angelical Black” – NEW

Mask: Illusions – “Phoenix”

Shoes: .:L&B:. – “Gothic Platforms”

Wings: Material Squirell Wings – “Abyss Demon Wings”

Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Makeup v3.1”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Furniture: 222769

Photographer: Dahriel

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

Black & White Fantasies

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A few days ago soraya Vaher, owner and designer of Violator, released 2 more parts for her new Prรชt-ร -porter collection. The “Hit me Up” top and the “Luxury Pants” in black & white. Not too long ago, I said I am addicted to black & White anyways, so this combination together with the color matching version of the “Pride Stiletto Ankle Boots” just hit right up to my heart ๐Ÿ˜‰

The amazing “Luxury Pants” come with so many details and accessories already and you can just put them on, no ned to think about any additional accessories. The long pant ruffle that attaches at the right hip, the amazing spikes, the button in the front and the gems of the upper and lower leg are all extra attachments so you have a lot of different possibilities as well. The top comes with kinda the same options. Besides the mesh top you have the desicion of chest flowers the feathers at the shoulder, and as well the gems.

Again soraya made a wonderful ready-to-wear outfit for her new collection that is affordable for everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰ To see the other new colors and releases you best take a look for yourself at the Violator Mainstore.

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Details

Top: Violator – “Hit Me Up” – NEW (mesh)

Pants: Violator – “Luxury Pants” – NEW (mesh)

Shoes: Violator – “Pride Stiletto Ankle Boots” – NEW

Wings: Material Squirrel – “Abyss Demon Wings”

Makeup & Lashes: Tuty’s – “Black Side of the Moon”

Bracelets: Digital Eyes – “Plastic Bracelets”

Earrings:Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Reptilia”

Poses: Di’s Opera

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fantasy Faire 2013 – Rfyre & The Plastik + News from Finesmith

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From the 20th of April until the 28th of April you can find amazing creations various designers made for themes like fantasy, role play, steam-punk and Sci-Fi and all that is content of dreams at the SecondLife Fantasy Faire 2013. ย  Incredible builders created awesome sims for that event where you can make fantastic pictures or just explore and get caught away in your dreams and imagination.

The Fantasy Faire is one of the most huge events that take part in the RFL. RLF โ€“ Relay for Life โ€“ is a charity organisation that supports the American Cancer Society.

The whole event takes part on 10 sims. The are arranged in a nice way with a path that you can follow to explore all of them. On 8 you will find the creations that were made from all the designers to support the RLF. The last 2 sims are the event sims, where presentations, music events, concerts, auctions and silent auctions take place. To make it more interesting for visitors, a super amazing hunt is taking place where you can find many incredible little items.

Today I would like to take a closer look on the creations of Rfyre and The Plastik.

Rfyre created two wonderful full outfits for the Fantasy Faire and one I would like to spotlight today. The “Lux Fantasy” outfit is part wise made with mesh. The corset and parts of the arms sleeves are mesh made and the amazing bodice comes as a layer. The full outfit as well contains a long skirt, that’s open in the front, but for the post I just skipped that part, because for the aggressive running look I liked it more without the skirt ;). The amazing, cool looking boots with the detailed texture and the awesome buckles atthe side are part of the outfit.

As always Raven Pennyfeather, owner and designer of Rfyre, points with her amazing textures. She has such an eye for the detail and her creations mirror that. If you take a closer look at the textures you can see how filigree and perfect they are made and so she gives the gothic look a very elegant and high fashion touch. The chest part looks like silver plate decorations and give the whole outfit a very strong amazon looking touch. The wonderful chains that run over the cleavage again show how detailed Raven works for her designs. Her creativity seemd to never come to an end as she always comes with new ideas and combinations, that amaze me. It is always a honor to blog her creations :). The black silver look of this outfit really makes a wonderful base for realizing your own fantasies in many ways ๐Ÿ™‚

The wonderful huge jewelry is one of the newest releases from Finesmith. The “Truth” set is available for male and female and it contains the necklace, earrings, shoulder parts and a bracelet. The male version just is a little bit bigger sized. The dark silver metal goes wonderful with the black gems and the long spikes already gave a very demon looking attitude and so it was perfect for this styling ;).

The hair is one of my favourite styles from EMO-tions. The “Solitude” hair has a very special option as you have two hairstyles in one that are to change with a menu. If you click it you are asked if you wanna have ‘Style A’ or ‘Style B’ and with a sweet gesture it changed the look after you made your choice. For the “Solitude” style as well one version has the forehead chain like in the post and the other shows without the chain.

The skin as well is a Fantasy Faire contribution and it comes from The Plastik. The “Arkasia” skin in the ‘Paua” color was the perfect addition to my demon style. As I told before in another post you have several options for each skin and color in the pack and this time I decided to go with the ‘bare’ version, that only has a scale framed face and some scales on the body. The “Bloodless Silver” eyes are as well from The Plastik and I had them in the skin folder as well. Together with the “Dark Shadow”, the “Smudgy Shadow” and the “Lip Stripe” that came together with the “Arkasia” too the demon look was perfect and I just added some wings from Material Squirrel.

To see more of the fantastic releases of the Fantasy Faire 2013 ( you might wanna look by yourself :) Always think on the fact that with every purchase you help! As well an amazing hunt just started at the Fantasy Faireโ€ฆ so hurry there and release the fantasy you carry inside you ;) (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/23)

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Details

Outfit (incl boots): Rfyre – “Lux Fantasy” – NEW (mesh, Fantasy Faire 2013)

Skin (incl Eyes & Makeup): :[P]: – “Arkasia-Paua” – NEW (Fantasy Fair 2013)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Truth” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Solitude”

Wings: Material Squirel – “Jinx Wings”

Nails: Love Soul – “Infinity”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Poses (coming soon)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Fashion Faire 2013 – EMO-tions, Paper Moon & Plastik

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From the 20th of April until the 28th of April you can find amazing creations various designers made for themes like fantasy, role play, steam-punk and Sci-Fi and all that is content of dreams at the SecondLife Fantasy Faire 2013. ย  Incredible builders created awesome sims for that event where you can make fantastic pictures or just explore and get caught away in your dreams and imagination.

The Fantasy Faire is one of the most huge events that take part in the RFL. RLF โ€“ Relay for Life โ€“ is a charity organisation that supports the American Cancer Society.

The whole event takes part on 10 sims. The are arranged in a nice way with a path that you can follow to explore all of them. On 8 you will find the creations that were made from all the designers to support the RLF. The last 2 sims are the event sims, where presentations, music events, concerts, auctions and silent auctions take place. To make it more interesting for visitors, a super amazing hunt is taking place where you can find many incredible little items.

Today I would like to lead you down into the ocean with EMO-tions, Paper Moon and Plastik :).

As I saw the items from Paper Moon I thought about, wich fantasy direction I could go. Paper Moon offers a top and a skirt in different shades of purple, pink and beige for the Fantasy Faire. As I was playing again with the fantastic skins from The Plastik, I got the idea of a fantasy mermaid looking girl deep down in the ocean. So I took the “Synjarni Silver Tribal Fusion” top fromย  Paper Moon to the “Arkasia – Kryv” skin made by The Plastik. In the skin pack you find several versions of the skin, as well eyes and different makeup versions. I decided to go with the Atlantic version, because of the style idea I had. The scales round the eyes and over the body are not blanket the skin too much and let the human side still exist in a wonderful way. The mesh “Synjari” top from Paper Moon with it’s amazing texture and the filigree ornaments made a nice base for the styling together with the mermaid tail from FATEbecome. The wonderful “Paradise” hairstyle was made from by EMO-tions as well for the Fantasy Faire 2013. The long hair is available in black , natural, fantasy blue and fantasy turquoise. For this post I chose the natural version. The jewelry part of the forehead and the beautiful feathers are as well part of the hairstyle and make the awesome fantasy look perfect.

To add a a little playful touch I added some feathers from Fancy Fairy and to underline the underwater look with a jewerly piece, I decided to wear the “Kitsch Couture” necklace from Finesmith as it reminded me of those flexible sea anemones.

To see more of the fantastic releases of the Fantasy Faire 2013 ( you might wanna look by yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ Always think on the fact that with every purchase you help! As well an amazing hunt just started at the Fantasy Faire… so hurry there and release the fantasy you carry inside you ๐Ÿ˜‰ (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/23)

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Details

Top: Paper Moon – “Synjari” – NEW (mesh, Fantasy Faire 2013)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Paradis” – NEW (Fantsay Faire 2013)

Skin: :[P]: – “Arkasia-Kryv” – NEW (Fantasy Faire 2013)

Mermaid Tail: FATEbecome – “Mermaid Tail – Pure Silver” (mesh, recolored)

Necklace: Finesmith – “Kitsch Couture”

Nails: Finesmith – “Nails v1”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

The Proud Butterfly

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Once, a beautiful, shiny and colourful butterfly was flitting from one flower to another. She saw a baby elephant coming down the path. She flew to him and sat on his ear. The elephant asked, “Who are you? Where are you going?”

The butterfly proudly replied, “I am the most beautiful of all the butterflies. You are ugly and fat. Your body is heavy while I am delicate and light. People are jealous of my colourful wings. I can fly anywhere with these wings.”

The elephant calmly said, “I am glad to meet you.”

The butterfly went on, “There is no comparison between us. You have four legs but I have six. You have a trunk and I have something like that too but I use it to suck nectar from the flowers. You cannot do that.” Just then a strong wind blew and the butterfly could not keep her balance. She cried for help as she was flown away in the wind. But the elephant stood firmly on ground and thought, “I can see how pride has a fall.”

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Details

Head Piece: Chop Zuey – “Butterfly – The Lesser Wanderer” – NEW

Gown: PurpleMoon – “Cao Gown”

Gloves: LeeZu – “Nightingale” (part of the outfit)

Skins: Silken Moon – “Wicca – Fae”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Meta Yellow 90%” – NEW & “Zion Yellow”

Makup 2: Silken Moon – “Concept Makeup The Lost” – NEW

Wings: Fancy Fairy – “Tendrill Wings”

Hair: DeLa – “Julia 2”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Artwork: Wicca Merlin