Swish and Flick

“Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.”

[J.K Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone]

Like I did mention in my last post, the “World of Magic” event sadly is over, but I still want to post all those amazing things – it gives me the feeling it would still going on :p . I am sure you will find all of the creations at the main stores of all brands by now.

This time I have the whole scene built out of designs of the event and for the clothing I as well only used items from the “World of Magic” except the shoes.

I love Trouble Dethly’s events, he always picks interesting themes and does invest a huge effort in the sims and event places and builds. What I do love as well are his ‘Fashion Theaters”. To me that is the future of fashion shows in Second Life, as most of the main grind users are sick and tired of boring runway shows. Every thing has its time and realistic, real life like looking fashion shows had their time in the past. When they were new, many people went there and the audience was more than just 10 to 15 models and designers. I remember times, when we had to cap sims at 45 people, to make sure shows could run smoothly, or we even had to have 2 different sims beside each other – one for the audience and one for the models. Those times are gone. I really think there were too  many of those shows in a short time. Certainly there are a few agencies left who still try to do shows, but designers as well found a different way for marketing with all the monthly events. I would not choose one over the other, both ways have/had their advantages and times.

The “Fashion Theater” that Trouble more or less invented in Second Life, combines fashion shows and theater. Usually we have different scenes like in a real theater, and in the beginning of each scene the credits getting read out before the actual scene starts. So it is as well informative about fashion, designers get highlighted and used decor gets it’s spotlight, but at the same time it is entertaining with the story itself. Even as a model – I do have to admit – it is a lot of fun as you prepare different, it is a new challenge. You style up like you would do for a normal fashion show, but with posing you have to be way more creative and it is way more work intense to find the right poses, or even short animations, for the story that is going on, as your character has certain “tasks” to implement in terms of acting what the story determines.

Thereafter was the first Fashion Theater I did and it was a huge success. Back then we did a post apocalyptic version of the ‘Taming of the Shrew”. The story was adapted to the different genre and lightly changed, but the essence was the same. The last one we did was “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, an adaption or a tribute to the wizarding fairytale told to young witches and wizards in the world set by JK Rowling. Within canon, it is believed to have been written by Beedle the Bard and published as part of his works called “The Tales of Beedle the Bard.” Most believe it to be a story that teaches children the virtue of humility and wisdom. Others, feel that it is in reference to the Deathly Hallows. For the Potter fans, the concept made it’s debut in the seventh book and are considered three highly powerful magical artefacts.This time we had a very small cast, but we had tons of fun.

I would like to thank Silly Avro, Luka Benton, Sungyoung Holloway, Redclaw Inshan and Trouble Dethly for an amazing time, lot of fun rehearsals and 3 wonderful evenings of acting. Trouble had the most work since he wrote the whole thing and had to coordinate our chaos troupe and he did a hell of a job with that.

I can’t wait for the next one and I do not want to tell too much yet but… I have a feeling it will have to do something with doing a tribute to GoT and I will keep my fingers crossed to be casted as the Dragon Lady!

Clothing

Outfit: Nishi – “World of Magic – Uniform” (Maitreya) & “World of Magic – Memvial”

Shoes: NYU – “MaryJane w/High Socks” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Wand: [The Forge] – “Fibia Wand”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Wasabi – “Queenie”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head:  LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses

Poses: Le Poppycock & Poseidon

Set

{C&C} – “The Serpent’s Lair”

22769 – “Sloppy Rug” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Worn Rug” (Gacha, Common)

KOPFKINO – “The Magic Traveller Chest”

KOPFKINO – “Magic Potions and Books”

KOPFKINO – “Magic Papers”

DISORDERLY. – “/ Book Magic / Magical Potions”

DISORDERLY. – “/ Book Magic / Not so Magical Potions”

DISORDERLY. – “/ Book Magic / Magical Suitcase”

DISORDERLY. – “/ Book Magic / Not so Magical Suitcase”

DISORDERLY. – “/ Book Magic / Magical Birdcage”

Raindale – “Magic World pensieve +particles”

Elm. – “Trunk Shelf [Tan]”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Pointed Hat”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Single Scroll”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Brass Scale”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Glass Phial Set”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Scrolls Stack”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Crystal Ball”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Wand Box”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Cauldron”

Elm. – “School Supplies: Broomstick”

MadPea – “Potion – Elixir of Life (Gift)”

MadPea – “Potion – Snake Oil (Gift)”

MadPea – “Potion – Love Potion (Gift)”

MadPea – “Potion – Lost Souls (Gift)”

O*O – “Sitting doll 1 (Static) – Snake”

O*O – “Sitting doll 2 (Static) – Snake”

O*O – “Sitting doll 3 (Static) – Snake”

O*O – “Sitting doll 4 (Static) – Snake”

[Merak] – “Hermione’s Desk”

[Merak] – “Hermione’s Chair”

[Merak]– “Hermione’s Study Board”

[Merak] – “Hermione’s Bag”

[Merak] – “Hermione’s Pendant”

[Merak] – “Hermione’s Notes”

[ContraptioN] Decor – “Eccentric’s Curios Mysterious Box”

[ContraptioN] Decor – “Eccentric’s Curios Orbitus”

[ContraptioN] Decor – “Eccentric’s Curios Reflector A”

[ContraptioN] Decor – “Eccentric’s Curios Reflector B”

[ContraptioN] Decor – “Eccentric’s Curios Reflector C”

Noxturnal – “Magic Witch Ball – Silver”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca & the Hungarian Horntail

Picture made for “A Harry Potter Coffee Table Book” (https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/harry_potter_coffee_book)

I had the great pleasure to be part of a Harry Potter Coffee Table Book, hosted by Eclipse Magazine. The book is a photograph collection inspired by iconic scenes from the Harry Potter series and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Many amazing photographers and as well icons of mine contributed to the book and the more I felt honored and mega happy that Trouble asked me if I would be part as well.

I picked the “Harry in the first task versus the Hungarian Horntail” from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire episode, after Trouble said we just should take the scenes as inspiration and I could be a female as well.

I love dragons and so that scene was right down my alley. I had something in mind, that I wanted to do and it turned out way harder than I thought. I never experimented with fire like that before and as well to find the right angle wasn’t as easy as I imagined. The next problem I came across was all my dragons had some poses but none worked out in the angle I wanted to shoot – I nearly lost my nerves about it *snickers* One of my old dragins from Manticore finally did what I wanted!

After some time – after I pulled out several hairs, bit fingernails and cursed like mad – it looked like, as it would come to a good end 😉 Gone where the thoughts of giving up and getting frustrated – I did it! At least I really love what I could come up with for such an amazing book of all those incredible photographers!

Thanks a lot Trouble, for that amazing opportunity!

Once again you challenged me – Once again I learned some new techniques!

 

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Soon comes Halloween – Morgane and me are prepared ;)

A few days ago I got a wonderful gift from Morgane Bastista, owner and designer of the Morgane Batista Pose Shop. She made it possible – sent the “Urban Reality Gown ” from The White Armory my way and I was totally surprised what I got… such a great ready-to-wear outfit wich so many details!!!

I wrote Morgane to thank her and as we were talking we suddenly came on Halloween and I had the idea to style my new outfit as a Halloween look and I asked her if she would like to do it with me since I know she is same crazy as me if it comes to stylings :)…

Said… Done!

For my look, beside the “Urban Reality Gown, I chose the “Costa Rica Earrings” from Finesmith
Design and one of the new hair attachments made by LoQ.

Again and again when I take a closer look at the outfit, I discover another great detail… the back view is very sexy and with the chain that hangs down it really turns heads. The collar is as well part of the outfit and as you can see on the pic below it is very detailed and well done. You nearly have the imagination that you can grab the straps or buckles and pull her closer :p

As Morgane does such great poses we decided to use hers only for that post :), so all poses used in this post are from Morgane Bastista Pose Shop.

The skin was a gift from Malicia Python, owner and creator of Silken Moon. She made some fabulous skins for her new fall collection, that I will have on my post soon :). So “Clawdia Unholy Veined” is just a little sneak preview of her amazing work 🙂 The little blood dripping is just a tattoo layer that I found on one of my shopping tours 😉

Happy Halloween!!!

Details

Outfit: The White Armory – “Urban Reality Gown”

Jewelry: Finesmith Designs – “Costa Rica Earrings” /black

Skin: !Silken Moon – “Clawdia Unholy Veined”

Lashes: Redgrave

Hair: LoQ

Poses: Morgane Batista Pose Shop

For Morganes styling please take a look HERE (http://morganebatista.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/brewing-some-hell-with-wicca-merlin)

Models: Morgane Bastista & Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Halloween is close – Nikita Fride is prepared ;)

Every year on the 31th of october we all can pander our costume addiction and go fierce 😉 All is allowed as long as it is lightly scary or neat fierce 😉

Nikita Fride did 2 amazing different Halloween outfits and today I wanna show you one of them.

The “Feline” outfit plus the fantastic “Halloween Femme” skin. The skin can be worn with hair base of as a usual one without, both versions are available. The outfit itself is a wonderful combination of a sexy bratop, a bolero jacket and cool pants. A perfect addition are the “Halloween Sneakers” and the punky looking orange socks.

Lets take a closer look on all that amazing details that are part of that cool Halloween outfit. On the left upper leg you can find a nice wool “garter” that looks like part of the cool socks where Nikita Fride put a little and awesome detailed pistol in it. This pistol is hold by also very filigree barbwire, chains and lines. The same love to the detail you will find on the sneakers and the lowers socks. Both are also decorated with very detailed accessories too. The hat is connected to the hair and this complete style is called “Halloween Chic” and you can decided between a normal and a bright version.

The makeup of the “Halloween Femme” also matches perfectly the theme. The big black eyeliner and the orange makeup complete the look. As a highlight you can add the “Long Eyelashes Shine Fall” and your autumn Halloween costume is ready to go out to one of those great parties with 😉

What a vehicle our mixture of witch and scarecrow could use? for sure a broomstick 😉 Morgane Batista made 6 amazing poses with the matching broom.

The “Take a ride on my broom” pose set was made for Halloween and you can get it in Morgane Batistas Poses Shop.

6 different poses, that will let you look good for every situation 😉 The individual poses are 75L, the fatpack is 500L and comes with the 6 brooms.. already rotated, so that you have no trouble editing that broom to yourself 😉

This was just one of the 2 Nikita Fride Halloween outfits, so stay tuned the second one will follow soon 😉

Details

Outfit: Nikita Fride – “Feline”

Shoes: Nikita Fride – “Halloween Sneakers” /orange

Hair + Hat: Nikita Fride – “Halloween Chic”

Skin: Nikita Fride – “Halloween Femme”

Lashes: Nikita Fride – “Long Eyelashes Shine Fall”

Broom Poses: Morgane Batista Poses Shop – “Take a ride on my broom!”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mystical, Dangerous, Enchanting – Antares! News from Angel Dessous!!!

(Outfit: Angel Dessous – “Antares” /black, Model: Wicca Merlin, Photographer: Barney Roundel)

Lately I had the great honor to model for the advertise of one of Angel Dessous latest creations – “Antares”.

This gown really will turn heads. “Antares” is a gown for the brave fashionista that dares to show character and difference. The amazing back part that is connected to the back of the neck can be worn in 2 different versions. One with the high round spike shape and the high neck collar and one with out the round high part that has only huge flexible spikes in the back. The shoulders are covered by an amazing wrapped fabric that has an incredible texture. The whole gown is covered by a texture that looks kinds snake-skin print and this underlines the dangerous and mystical touch perfect. The long skirt starts at the hips with an incredible belt that also catches the theme of the outfit in its shape.

The top has a very deep neckline what gives the view on a wonderful cleavage and belly. The prim shoulder parts are wonderful continued with the attached upper arm prims that surround your arm like a snake also and the great bangles are part of the outfit too!

For sure you can purchase “Antares” not only in black. For this post I also got the ‘petrol’ version and I was wearing this one without the huge neck part to show you the second option for the upper back part. If you make your way to the Angel Dessous Mainstore you will see that there are more colors available also 😉

I really lost my heart to that gown… make sure that you take a look at the Angel Dessous Mainstore to see what color suits you best 😉

Details

Pic 1:

Outfit: Angel Dessous – “Antares” /black

Skin: Redgrave – “Trinity”

Face Tattoo: White Widow – “Fairy” /silver

Jewelry: Razoregalia – “Hydra”

Hair: Baiastice – “Spagna” /black

Model: Wicca Merlin

Photogapher: Barney Roundel

Pic 2 & 3:

Outfit: Angel Dessous – “Antares” /black

Skin: Redgrave – “Trinity”

Face Tattoo: White Widow – “Fairy” /silver

Jewelry: Razoregalia – “Hydra”

Hair: Baiastice – “Spagna” /black

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Pic 4 & 5:

Outfit: Angel Dessous – “Antares” /petrol

Skin: Redgrave – “Trinity”

Lashes: Redgrave – “Vampire”

Poses Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin