Silent Forest

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

Details
Outfit: N-Uno – “Sheila”
Kneebracers: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Mirit”
Shoes: Moda – “Callista”
Hair: Truth – “Olinda”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Amara”
Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06”
Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips No. 005”
Tattoo: White Widow – “Deep Water”
Shield: [EZ] – “Vikingr Shield”
Bow: [EZ] – “Storybook – Heartseeker”
Spear: Harbinger – “Spear of the Black Hand” (store closed)
Slingshot: Harbinger – “Ta’chana” (store closed)
Pose:  Poseidon

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

Flight of Fancy into the Darkness

At the moment I am trying to learn new PS tricks and techniques. I discovered my likings for dark background pictures with a very simple set and more extra ordinary poses, so that the focus is more on the person and the items that are being showcased.

When I started to work with black backgrounds, usually they looked kinda flat and I was wondering how you can still have the imagination of a room even if it is all dark. But som subtile lights which are not even really noticeable, will do the trick I read. The shadows on the avatar will as well help with that if you have something throwing shadows on your avatar that you, that you not really see. There are so many more things like reflections and what not, that I still try to learn properly before I am coming up with picture :p

Today it would be The amazing lingerie from Blacklace, the super sexy high heels from Glamistry and the adorable and incredible jewelry from EarthStones, which I would like to showcase.

I had the great pleasure to take a photo of Abraxxa Anatine, designer and owner of EarthStones, for the last issue of the Spotlight magazine. Abraxxa is such a wonderful and lovely person and her creativity has no limits. While we were shooting she was wearing one of her latest releases, the “Flight of Fancy” jewelry set.

When I saw it, I immediately fell in love with it. It was made for the last round of TLC but I am sure it will be in her main store now.

The set contains a pair of earrings, 2 bracelets as well as a short and along necklace. The details on this set are incredible. With the butterflies and the little studs and gems and all the filigree chain links… just amazing. The Set as well is HUD driven so you can customize the colors to your personal likings and your look.

For the shoes, I decided to go with the latest release of Glamistry. The “Lilium” heels are a pair of super sexy pumps. I love the high plateau heel on them and as well the simplicity. With that you can see the wonderful leather texture if the shoes and as well the great details like the seam.

The super cool nail polish was made by ChloeElectra for her brand .alme. I love the golden geometric lines that run over the colored nail 🙂 and with the color they matched amazing to the jewelry and the lingerie!

The lingerie is not just an applier! This time Blacklace came out with a wonderful negligee made of mesh with a sexy transparency.  The panties and the garters are made of mesh as well, only the stockings are mesh body appliers. “Kelsey” you can purchase in many different colors as always with Blacklace designs 🙂

The sofa I used was made by Katink. originally it comes with some poses, but for this post I just used various other poses and adjusted them to the sofa 🙂

Details

Outfit: Blacklace – “Kelsey” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Glamistry – “Lilium” (Maitreya)

Jewelry: EarthStones – “Flight of Fancy”

Nailpolish: .alme – “The Edge Dark” (Maitreya Applier)

Makeup: Zibska – “Sirra” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 005” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: Truth – “Ximena”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.6”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V4.0”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Red Poison!

I have no clue why but lately all the cyber and the vibrant colors to it, have an impact on me as never before.

Maybe it is the new hairstyles from EMO-tions that got me into it again, or as well the suspense between black and intensive deep hued, saturated colors.

Today – as I just said – the base of my styling was the amazing new hair from EMO-tions, which was available at the passed round of we ♥ RP, but it should be available in the EMO-tions main store by now.

I could not resist to make one picture with the newest feature from LeLutka for their bento heads. Finally we can stick out our tongues with LeLutka as well and even if I might not have that chance too often, I totally love it :p

LeLutka released a few more new expressions on the Skin Fair lately and they are so easy to install to your LeLutka Bento head, anyways which of them. You as well can keep them separate and use them vis the HUD that you get with the box as well. They are all cool and they are so different from really photogenic smiles to as well those few tongue out expressions, which I really got addicted to the past few days 😉

The cool makeup is not a super new release but one of my personal faves when it comes to cool and extraordinary ones. The “Tammy” makeup with its unsymmetrical look just was perfect for that cyber punk look 😉

The awesome dress I am wearing for this post comes from [sys], wich was released for the Tres Chic event. The “Ellea” dress is just really cool with the huge laced part t the top and the bottoms that look like upside down jacket lapels on the skirt. together with the “Jassy” boots and gloves as well with lots of lace, it just totally did it for me 😉

To just add one accessory I decided to go with the “Joyce” necklace, that was created by Wicca’s Wardrobe for our collaboration with Enfant Terrible.

The super amazing tattoo comes from White Widow again and it is one of Julie’s newer ones.

For the scenery I used some of the awesome designs of E.V.E Studio. I love to make scenes with her creations as they always add some artsy feelings to all of the pictures. I totally love her surreal environments 🙂

I guess I go and find a place now where I can stick out my tongue to people a little more before I go to bed, as I enjoy this new feature way too  much at the moment :p

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Ellea” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Real Evil Industries – “Jassy Boots” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Real Evil Industries – “Jassy Corset Gloves” (Maitreya)

Necklace: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Joyce”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Sun”

Makeup: Slackgirl – “Tammy” (Lelutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Nereza” (Lelutka Applier)

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Wonder” (Maitreya Applier)

Set: E.V.E Studio – “Chained Red Orchid”, ” Dancing Poison Rain” & “Ivy Bonsai”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Tongue: LeLutka – “Anima. TNG. Set 02”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

LOTD 03/26/2017 – Yesterday @ GizzA

Working at GizzA is so much fun, you meet new people everyday and as well you have probably the 2 of the best bosses ever. Giz and Auster are 2 of the most kind people I ever met in Second Life and so work is even more fun especially if the come around to check the store and have time for little chit-chat 😉

GizzA had many new releases lately – as always –  it was hard to pick one for my today’s shift.

Finally my decision fell on the “Karlie Sweater Dress”.

The dress can be worn without any pants or leggings as well, but I am not a fan of bare legs too much, plus the season not yet has me in the mood for that 😉

The sweater dress comes in many different colors and you get for each of them 2 different shades and a HUD for the belt.

For the pants I chose some leggings from Lassitude & Ennui, that just matched the tone of the sweater perfectly.

That look just matched the season mood I am in at the moment, ready for spring to come even if it is freezy outside still later in the afternoons!

Details

Top: GizzA – “Katie Sweater Dress” (Maitreya)

Pants: Lassitude & Ennui – “Hisa Leather Leggings” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: Moon Elixir – “Wicked shoes” (Maitreya)

Bracelet 1: Pulse – “Treasure Wooden & Metal”

Bracelet 2: Jasha – “Tahta” (store closed)

Necklace: Jasha – “Tahta” (store closed)

Hair: no.match – “No.Border”

Glasses: Crie Style – “Kabuki”

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

Lipstick:  je suis… – “LeLutka Lips no. 005 [browns]” (LeLutka Applier)

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Thoughtful…

You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You’re frozen
When your heart’s not open
You’re so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
You’re broken
When your heart’s not open

[Madonna]

Today, again I have some lingerie. Lingerie is always something difficult for me as I do not want something boring, nor I wanna over do it especially, if it is such a delicate and filigree lingerie like the “Iris” set from Salt & Pepper at the WCF7.

The set contains bra, panties and a HUD with 6 color options. Matching to that you can get the “Iris” collar which as well has a HUD for 6 satin and 6 metal colors.

The lingerie set is a wonderful mesh ensemble made of satin and lace. Salt always amazes me with her ideas for designs as well as with her detailed outfits and meshes, not even to mention her insane texturing skills. The lingerie is so body tight… on the first view you would think, it is a body applier, but it is really mesh work ON the body!

The tattoo is – how could it be different – from White Widow. It is no secret. that Julie Hastings is one of my favourite… if not my absolute favourite tattoo creator.

If you ever tried to make applier clothing or – in the past – layer clothing, you probably realized that making something detailed for the SL body is not easy. You have to fight seams, you have to fight blurry moments especially on body parts that allow more curves, as you never know who the shape of the users will be. If you look at Julie’s tattoos under this perspective, you only can imagine how much skills and time she puts in her creations.

The amazing shoes I as well found at the WCF7. Phedora made the awesome “Coax” boots with the huge HUD of 25 trendy colors. The knee-high boots have a wonderful laced front and around the legs they are held with straps and buckles.

I loved the interoperation of the several lace parts on the shoes, the lingerie and as well on the tattoo with the fishnet looking parts, that as well gave the imagination of lace.

Like I mentioned at the beginning most of the items are available at the Whore Couture Fair 7 (WCF7). The variety of designs on that event are just amazing. I am sure that there is something for everyone at that event and I will have for sure some more from there in the near future 😉

The Whore Couture Fair 7 is really worth a visit as you have so many different styles of sexy, seductive and even provocative from some of the best designers in SL.The fair is open until March the 31st so you still have time to take a look 😉

TAXI

Details

Lingerie: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Iris” @ WCF7 (Maitreya)

Collar: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Iris” @ WCF7

Shoes: Phedora – “Coax Boots” @ WCF7 (Maitreya)

Hair: DeLa – “Elsie”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Music Box” (Maitreya Applier)

Makeup: Zibska – ” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: je suis… – ” (LeLutka Applier)

Nailpolish: {ZOZ} – “Silver Arrow” (Maitreya Applier)

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Let’s Dance for Eclipse Magazine!

Eclipse Magazine February 2017 // Valentine – Hot Salsa // Models & Stylist: Tempest Rosca & Wicca Merlin // Photographer: Tempest Rosca

Let’s dance for fear
your grace should fall
Let’s dance for fear tonight is all
Let’s sway you could look into my eyes
Let’s sway under the moonlight,
this serious moonlight

[David Bowie]

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Pump”
Lingerie: chocolate atelier – “Nadia”
Gloves: Sweet Tea – “Formal Gloves”
Shoes: Essenz – “Calgary”
Arm Parts: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Trinity Bracer”
Head Accessory: LODE – “Phebe”
Earrings: Slackgirl – “Orbita Earrings”
Hair: enVOGUE – “Inna”
Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06”
Lipstick: LaBoheme – “Eve Set 1”

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Diversity in Black and White for SL Fierce

Dark Beauty for SL Fierce Magazine (https://issuu.com/slfiercemagazine/docs/fierce-feb17_final)

I love working for magazines and not too long ago the newest issue of SL Fierce was released.

SL Fierce, February 2017

SL Fierce is something special to me, as they (aka mainly Steele Sirnah, as SL Fierce is kinda his baby 😉 ) always come up with amazing themes and as well with challenging styling requests, but you always have to use your own inventory and have kinda free reign of what you are doing without any given items or rules.

Certainly it is fun too if you get things from amazing designers, but it is a totally different workflow for me then. When you get a design, then you try to highlight it in your look. You want to promote the designer that gave you the item and with the focus on that you built a style around that. I would not choose one over the other as I like both and each is a totally different challenge than the other 😉

This time SL Fierce was going for ‘Dark & Light Feathers’ as well as for ‘Dark Beauty’. When I was told, who I may shoot with, I totally was looking forward to the shoots, as I always feel an invisible band between me and her and she seems to think so much alike and always feels and gets my weirdness :p

I am talking about WrenNoir Cerise, one of the most creative and skilled artists I met in SL, when it comes to 2D art and as well a wonderful and kind lady.

Light Feathers for SL Fierce Magazine (https://issuu.com/slfiercemagazine/docs/fierce-feb17_final)

Working with Wren always means huge fun and as well amazing pictures 🙂 She loves to experiment and while she does her set ups or looks for the right poses she is even getting more into her creative universe.

The first look of the 3 I started with, was the Light Feathers, since I thought that might take me the longest to style since white is not my total comport zone 😉

First I thought about an angel, but what ever I tried it looked weird to me and so I decided to try something different. Something more fantasy and satyr or faun looking. I always loved the “Wisdom Angel Wings” from Astralia so much and now I got the chance to try something with them 🙂 The rest kinda fell in place very smooth 😉

For the Dark Beauty, I wanted a strong, dark diva look :p And with the outfit from Pixicat combined with the stole of *agp* it was easy to achieve that.

The Dark Feathers, that was the one I felt most comfortable with… that was my personal playground*giggles* I love to mis and match so I used a lot of different feather attachments for this look.

It is amazing to see how so many different outfit parts that do not really belong to ech other on the first view, can become a new outfit.

Thank you SL Fierce, especially Steele & thank you Wren for another amazing challenge and time working on those looks and having the photo shoots!

Dark Feathers for SL Fierce Magazine (https://issuu.com/slfiercemagazine/docs/fierce-feb17_final)

Details

Dark Beauty

Outfit: Pixicat – “Necromancer Body” (Maitreya)

Stole: *agp* – “Carla Fur Stole”

Gloves: Asteria – “Lady Faith”

Headpiece: DRD – “Dead Religion Headdress”

Mask: PurpleMoon – “Lost Heart”

Necklace: Kunglers – “Sahara”

Nails: Formanails – “Stiletto Nails – Maitreya Silver/Red” (Maitreya)

Makeup: Zibska – “Luise” (Lelutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Greta” (Lelutka Applier)

Light Feathers

Outfit: Chocolate Atelier – “Thea Bodysuit” (Omega Applier)

Jacket: Moon Elixir – “Valhalla” (Gacha Item)

Wings, Belt & Bracelet: Astralia – “Wisdom Angel” (Gacha Items)

Legs: Astralia – “North Pole Faun Legs” (Gacha Item)

Thigh Bands: Promagic – “Ira” (Gacha Item)

Headpiece: PurpleMoon – “Savage Headpiece”

Rings & Handband: Formanails – “Handband & Rings 2” (Maitreya)

Hair: no.match – “No.Further”

Makeup: Nanika – “Gold Eyeshadow” (Lelutka Applier)

Lipstick: La Boheme – “Eve Set 4” (LeLutka Applier)

 Dark Feather

Outfit Part 1 (Bolero, Bra & Corset): Moon Elixir – “Houdini”

Outfit Part 2: PurpleMoon – “Be Mine Catsuit” (Halloween Special)

Feathers 1: PurpleMoon – “La Mort Douce Feathers” (part of the outfit)

Feathers 2: PurpleMoon – “Poe” (part of the outfit)

Feathers 3: GizzA – “Glam Rock Suit” (part of the outfit)

Legstrap: Pulse – “Leg Straps & Chains”

Headpiece: PurpleMoon – “Creatura Headpiece”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Laeticia”

Eyepatch: [sys] – “Grimm”

Wings: DRD – “Devine Wings”

Right Leg: DRD – “Post Apocalyptic Prostethic”

Left Leg: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Fleur Boots” (Maitreya)

Rings: Formanails – “Rings Simple” (Maitreya)

Makeup: Zibska – “Sammi” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Black Top” (Omega Applier)

All Poses: Poseidon

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

Photographer: WrenNoir Cerise

Basics

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

“The hardest thing was simply to speak.”

“The chains and the silence, which should have bound her deep within herself, which should have smothered her, strangled her, on the contrary freed her from herself.”

[Pauline Reage]

The Story of O is an erotic novel of the French author Anne Desclos written under her pen name Pauline Reage.

Published in 1954 it was a very hot discussed book, maybe that is why it did take Anne Desclos so long to discover herself as the original author. Desclos claims , that she wrote the whole story as a series of letter to her lover Jean Paulhan.

She shares dreams, imaginations and desires, which are nowadays are not anymore that ‘abstract’ than they seemed back in 1954 😉

Based on the novel, dresses got tailored, according to the description of certain dresses that Pauline Reage made in her novel. Over the time we have many different ones – 50 years are a long time to have several ideas for such dresses 😉 all of them required an open font and back as well as a topless option.

One of them in Second Life would be the “Story of O” outfit by Salt & Pepper. The outfit contains the wonderful dress with a huge HUD to change the texture of the leather and satin of dress to six different colors and as well the typical collar and the cuffs for wrists and ankles (as well HUD driven). If you take a closer look at the collar and the cuffs you again can see the filigree details on the chains and as well the texture on the dress with the combination of leather and satin shows the amazing designing skills of Salt.

The dress is top less as described in the novel but to keep it PG I decided to wear a bra for the picture 😉 The wonderful bra comes from Blacklace and is part of the “Niki” set in red leather & lace. To me it looked perfect to the “Story of O” dress 😉

For the makeup I used one eyeshadow of a set I lately kinda use only, as it gives me the perfect look for colorful lipsticks. The “Noir Pack 06” from Zibska. I really do love either colorful lipstick OR eyeshadow. With the bright, shiny red lipstick from je suis, the light smokey eyes from Zibska looked just perfect.

Speaking of lipstick from je suis… Julia Merosi is back with amazing new lipsticks for Catwa and LeLutka! Her new sets really cover each color you can imagine and with each tone you get 5 different shades of the color you purchased and certainly if you are addicted to have always a matching lipstick you will get the fact pack with all of them :p

Roleplay is a huge part of Second Life, any kind of different communities are virtually living their dreams, desires and fantasies – Which one is yours?

Details

Dress (incl Collar & Cuffs): Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Story of O” – NEW  We <3 RP

Bra: Blacklace – “Niki” (Maitreya Applier)

Hair: DeLa – “Dorothy”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06”

Lipstick: je suis… – “lelutka lips no. 002 – shiny [reds]” (LeLutka Applier)

Nail Polish: Dark Passions – “Dominatrix – Silver”

Poses: Poseidon

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Eyes: IKON – “Hope Eyes”

Shape: Selfmade

Set:

Chains: {RW} – “Hanging Chain Deco”

Rack: Back Bone – “Toy Rack”

Cage: [zerkalo] – “Imprisoned Steel – Slave Cage”

Pillows: Stockholm & Lima – “Pillow Pile (PG)”

Whip: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Leather Whip”

Spring is coming… soon! – Spring Dreams 2017

Today I am very happy to showcase one of the newest releases from Enfant Terrible. The stunning “Verdandi” dress is available at the actual round of the Enchantment.

I always admired Enfant for her stunning textures and her super amazing designs. And again the “Verdandi” dress shows exactly what I am talking about. The incredible texturing in different colors and as well the cool wrapped around belt make a great contrast. The dress looks so filigree and sophisticated and the strong leather belt with those cool studs just breaks up the romantic feeling in an amazing way.

The sweet head piece I found on the Enchantment event as well in a gacha machine from LODE. The “Bleeding Hearts” head piece with the little red hearts on top of the yellow/green leaves just made the perfect head dress for the “Verdandi” dress to me and it pulled back some of the romantic mood the dress has for me.

For the makeup and lipstick I decided to go with one of my personal favourites – Zibska. I love the creativity of Zib Scaggs, anyways if it is, apparel, makeup, shoes or accessories. She has such a great eye for colors, shapes and details and two of her newest make up releases I found at the Enchantment event as well. In total she has 4 packs – 2 eye shadows and 2 lipsticks –  at the Enchantment, kinda one dark and one light set and I chose to mix them for today’s post with the light eye shadow and the deep and dark shining lips.

Today I chose to use an inworld location, as iI wanted something like the first spring kiss, as I have enough of all the winter colds already and in Germany we got the first sunny days even if they still are not that warm 😉 At “Romantic Moods” they already changed from the winter season to a spring coming soon layout, which just was perfect for my idea for the pictures.

Details

Dress: Enfant Terrible – “Verdandi” – NEW @ The Enchantment

Headpiece: LODE – “Bleeding Hearts” – NEW @ Enchantment

Chocker: Bauhaus Movement – “Duchess” – NEW @ The Enchantment

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – “Levity”

Hair: no.match – “No.Dance”

Makeup: Zibska – “Delight”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Rival”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.2”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Poses: an lár

Location: Romantic Moods

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Exotic Orchid

Usually I am not too much of a gown person, but the “Talissah”gown from Azul really caught my eyes. With all those huge attachments and the unusual shapes of them, it really did touch me inside.

When it comes to Azul, I always admired Mami’s texturing skills. She used to always have so amazing details on her gowns and designs, that you never saw them all on the first view. Every time when you look at them you will find another amazing detail, like the delicate, asian looking brocade on the “Talissah” gown. The huge ruffles, together with the long metal parts reminded me of exotic orchids. The head piece as well has this huge ruffles and some metal parts and it comes with a wonderful tiara looking jewelry as well. Wit the flexi parts at the gown and as well attached to the bracelets, it got a very dreamy touch for me, too.

The dress was made for Talissah Xenga, one of the MVW candidates this year.

The amazing makeup – which I am using on my new “Simone” bento head from LeLutka – was made by Zibska.

The “Sirra” applier for mesh heads comes for LeLutka, TMP and as well for Omega compatible heads. Even the standard avatar heads can wear the tattoo version of it. The soft and spring looking colors with the darker, outer eye corner, just looked fantastic to the colors of the gown and still give kind of a nude look, that does not overlay the whole styling too much.

For the set I chose something more simple but as well something that made an impressive point to my look. I used the “Aerial Screw Parasol” because of with its top, it matched amazingly the asian touch of the gown. To enhance the dreamy feeling i got from the gown, I added the “Dancing Petals Dystopia” as well from e.V.E Studio.

Details

Gown:  – Azul – “Talissah!

Shoes: [CX] – “Implant Revived”

Hair: enVOGUE – “Inna”

Makeup: Zibska – “Sirra”

Basics:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 2.2”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V3.5”

Set:

E.V.E Studio – “Aerial Screw Parasol” & “Dancing Petals Dystopia”