“Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.”

Made for Eclipse Magazine // January 2021 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_january_2021

“Loving the monsters always ends badly for the humans. It’s a rule.”

[- Laurell K. Hamilton -]

For the current issue of the Eclipse Magazine, again I was allowed to showcase a role play genre. My choice this time was Vampires. I wanted to cover the more traditional and vintage side of it as well as the modern one.

For the more traditional, Victorian one I had the great pleasure, to get some company from Vivien Delancoure. It is always fun to do picture with friends, but usually I just do not dare to ask, as sometimes I take ages until I have my final pose, shot and background. I hate to waste others peoples time. With Vivien it was different. She is a blogger as well, making wonderful pictures and creates most of her poses by herself – Just take a look at her Flickr HERE. So she knows how long it can take and that made me brave enough to ask her, if she would like to join me for a picture. Her style is usually goth-romantic or dark romantic, which already was perfect for what I was going for. She was so sweet and patient and made the whole shoot to a lot of fun combined with a lovely chitchat 😉 I have a feeling, that this will be not our last shoot together as it really was awesome to work with her.

Thank you Vivien, for your time, patience and a new growing friendship I do not want to miss again 😉

My style you can find – like usual – below this post. For Vivien’s look, just take a look at her blog HERE.

Clothing

Coat: Hotdog – “Bloodsucker Tailcoat” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Glasses: -SU!- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses”

Rings & Nails: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye – Gold” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Magika – “Irene”

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

Eye Art & Sclera: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ear”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes”  (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: oOo – “Taste Two” (slightly edited)

Scenery: DRD – “Bloodcroft Castle” (Gacha)

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.82”

Face Animation Tool: LeLutka – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Models

Vivien Delancour & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Necrosis // February 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Necrosis // January 29th – February 11th

We don’t know what happened to your eye. We aren’t going to pry or ask uncomfortable questions. Maybe you haven’t lost it at all and just want to make a fashion statement. Whatever your situation is, Wicca’s Originals just wants to help you turn it from a disfigurement into a fashion statement. The Mirage Eyepatch is a patch of leather which can either be bound with metal studs directly to your flesh, or for the squeamish, attached with temporary adhesives. It has suture lines across it, creating the illusion of stitching your actual eye socket being sewn shut, and a metal chain dangling across it to give an even more defiant appearance, as if shouting to the world “Is that the worst you’ve got?” This unisex eyepatch is intended to match any of your fashion styles, with a color palette that can mix between 10 colors and 10 metals.

Event Location: Necrosis

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ The Warehouse Sale // January 23rd – February 18th

Wicca’s Originals has done it again with the Fox Glasses. Merging form and function, this set of eyewear dares to be bold and brings something fresh to the table. These will match any punk aesthetic well, rejecting what have become boring norms when it comes to eyewear. Whether you need them for eyesight, to accessorize, or to do some field work and want something that looks cooler than bulky safety goggles, the Fox Glasses fit the bill. The base frame and ear supports are made of a rigid, durable alloy rather than plastic, designed to hold up to more intense wear and heat. The lens frames extends from the lens to shield your eye on the sides, providing protection from dust or glare. The affixed flip-up UV shades provide shielding from intense sources of light, like a welding torch, or staring into the sun, if you’re into that. A faux ‘power button’ fills the gap between the frames, preventing any shrapnel from settling in the gap between. The Fox Glasses come in 10 colors and metals, and are unrigged, intended to fit any gender and any body.

Event Location: The Warehouse Sale

“Life’ll shake you, roll you, maybe embrace you.”

“Give yourself time. Ideas’ll come. Life’ll shake you, roll you, maybe embrace you.”

[- Johnny and V, in unison – Cyberpunk 2077 -]

Finally Friday – Hooray!

Today I would love to show you some of the mega, amazing designs released at Mainframe and Midnight Order!

Lets start with Mainframe, a cyberpunk, sci-fi orientated event, which had it’s debut last year already. With it’s great success it opened its doors again now in January!

What caught my eyes immediately, was one of the amazing release from Lanevo. This huge pack piece called “Maneater Machine” is just perfect for any cyborg, sci-fi or future orientated look, which steps away from basic human looks only. You can imagine an alien having technical tentacles, or a cyborg with super cool, multiple arms added on its back – it definitely does set a statement!

The “Cyber Pulse” gloves from L’Emporio&PL could even hold the control panel for that cool back piece at the lower arm where you can see all those cables and technical parts. The gloves are super detailed and certainly they are bento enabled. If you style for a sci-fi look you cannot miss Graves. Jackie is one of the best leather and latex designers I know and with her fantastic ideas and skills she brings us only the best for years now. The bodysuit is BoM and with that the perfect base for any cyber look! Another incredible store is Butanik83. I discovered them last year on the first Mainframe events and since then I always have an eye on their releases. Their designs are incredibly detailed and textured – very realistic!

What I will use for one of my next posts a well, as the pictures today do not really give a good showcase for it is the kick ass waist part – a metal spine replacement part, with a rough and basic look to it gives an amazing vibe for any android, gynoid or cyber avatar.

The boots with the awesome spikes at the front come from {PSYCHO:Byts} and were released at the Midnight Order event. With the cool spikes at the front and the tight straps at the thigh, they make a perfect addition to any kind of cool and smart looks.

Clothing

Gloves: L’Emporio&PL – “Cyber Pulse” (Maitreya, bento) – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Outfit: Graves – “G660 Takeoff – Classic Body” (BoM)

Waist: GRIMA – “CyberTech Dyborg Body” (Maitreya) – NEW@ Mainframe // January 2021

Shoes: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Estries Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Accessories

Hair Deco: [CX] – “Kaede Hairpins” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Glasses: Butanik83 – “Optical Implant Spyder6” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Collar: [LiLiMD] – “Cyber Collar” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Back

Back Piece: [LANEVO] – “Maneater Machine” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: CHAIN – “Julia Hair”

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Holo Metallic Lipstick 12 (green)” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Sasha 2.5”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Backdrop: [WASD] – “The Path” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Casting a Spell?

TUNES

She’s just testing her wings and if you give in to her, you’ll be just another feather in her cap-she’ll drop you in a flash.
She’s casting a spell, she’s casting a spell, well if she’s casting a spell, I can cast one as well.
So I said. “No, no, no, I ain’t falling for this!
This girl is built to tease; she’s only testing the efficiency of her kiss.”
She’s casting a spell.
Well, if she’s casting a spell; I can cast one as well.
She wants to check out how you check out on her test-bed:
Will you get in her book or will you go right to her head?
She’s casting a spell.
Well, if she’s casting a spell; I can cast one as well.
And so, I cast it right back on her, don’t you know my luck; she fell under the influence and then the thunder struck.
Now we’re casting a spell, we’re casting a spell-you can cast one as well!

[- Robert Palmer -]

Clothing

Pasties: . The Rotting Lab . – “Succubi Pasties” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Top: Mug – “Elina Top” (Maitreya)

Dress: [CX] – “Minoan Dress – Black” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Stockings: LeeZu – “BDSM Sablier Fishnet Tights /black” (BoM, store closed)

Accessories

Cheekbone incl. Tattoo (left): .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Cheekbone” (Gacha, Ultrarare) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Lip Deco incl. Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Mouth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Lip Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Justice” (BoM, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Kinky // January 2021

Piercing: Badwolf – “Memento Mori Piercing” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Headpiece 1: Madame Noir – “Cyber Halo” – NEW @ Mainframe // January 2021

Headpiece 2: – Fika – – “Duchess Fringe Tiara”

Glasses: KIT Z’UNE – “Pixie Glasses (Silver)” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // January 2021

Collar: :::Noir::: – “Lilith Choker”

Necklace: Kibitz – “Meadow’s Necklace”

Armlets: krankhaus – “Cross Straps” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “‘*Scripta Manent*::Classic” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Jaelynn”

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

Eye Art & Sclera: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fledgling (Pale Skin Only) // Tattoo” – NEW @ Mainstore

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF: – “Mort :: Veins” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. PACT”

Deco 1: Foxcity Prop – “Step Ladder & Scattered Pages (Rez)”

Deco 2: 22769 – “Where Evil Reign – Skull Candle” (Gacha, Common)

Deco 3: 22769 – “Bookworm Hibernation – Crate with Books” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Touch my World with your Fingertips”

TUNES

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today

[- Queen -]

Clothing

Gown: toksik – “Descent Dress” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Accessories

Eye Cover: Garmonbozia – “Tenebra eye patch” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Rings: :Moon Amore: – “Arcano Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL:: “*Scripta Manent*::-Classic” (Maitreya, Bento)

Head Piece: Zibska – “Chiara Headpiece” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Neck Piece: Zibska – “Chiara Collar” – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [RA] – Alice Hair

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Chiara Eyemakeup 02” (BoM) – NEW @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Eye Art & Sclera: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Irina 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ear”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Mort :: Veins” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxity

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:. REFUGE”

Deco 1: *N*– “Glass Covered Rose – Bearuty & Beast – Rez RED”

Deco 2: Foxcity – “Prop – Flutter Petals (Red) (Rez)” (part of the photobooth “Flutter”)

Deco 3:  Foxcity – “Prop – Floor Petals (Red) (Rez)” (part of the photobooth “Flutter”)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The New LeLUTKA Girl Gang!

Head: LeLUTKA – “Irina 2.5” // Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee” // Eyebrows: “Harper II HD Brows” (LeLUTKA HD Applier) // Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna” // Hair: Stealthic – “Paradox”

I wanted to have that post done already but RL again meant to change my plans…

My mom had to be brought to hospital, as she needed a new knee. She was there about a week with surgery and after care. She has a super cute dog, that needed to be taken care of as well. I love my mom more than I can find words for, but if you have a daily schedule with work and what not , it does mean a change if you want to see your mom at the hospital and walk the sweet doggie 2 to 3 times a day. The dog is cute and can be as sweet as a teddy bear, but the same time she is so damn stubborn and not the lightest candle in the chandelier. Long story short… When it was my usual time to log on SL I was so exhausted and tired, that I simply broke down on the couch and fell asleep.

Now mom is back home again and since she has to walk with 2 crutches, she needs a lot of help still with cooking, walking the dog (she not yet is that fast, but she tries) and all the house hold stuff. I never thought that I would be able to do that besides my work and my own daily schedule, but it appears if it has to work, it does *winks*

Head: LeLUTKA – “Sasha 2.5” // Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee” // Eyebrows: “Harper II HD Brows” (LeLUTKA HD Applier) // Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan” // Hair: Dura – “U100-FAT PACK A”

But now, lets take a look at the new female heads from LeLUTKA. Around Christmas LeLUTKA was so generous to give out one of those heads as a group gift for quite a while, before it turned to a regular sale on the 26th of December 2020. It was the Lilly head. A cute, innocent and sweet head. I never before saw a full boundless, bento head as a group gift and certainly I had to tell everyone to get that head (there was a male one too which as well you can find at the main store now, too – Alain).

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lilly 2.5” // Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee” // Eyebrows: “Harper II HD Brows” (LeLUTKA HD Applier) // Ears: .:[PUMEC] :. – “Yong Wing” // Hair: [RA] – “Alice Hair” // Necklace: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Damned Heart” // Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Sweet Love”

Usually I post the new heads with their original skin and shape first, but this time – since I saw them so many times already in their original look – I wanted to try something different. I still used all their original shapes, but with always the same skin – my everyday skin from YS&YS – and as well always the same makeup and face mods that I usually wear. The reason was to show, how versatile all those heads are and how different they can look even with all the same basics. With their new collections of heads, LeLUTKA again shows their insane, awesome skills for rare beauty and strong faces. LeLUTKA always set on diversity and fashion forward looking faces and with this collection they just once again show exactly that. Certainly all of those heads are boundless and have all the amazing features as always 🙂 . I can tell you if you started to wear one of the new Evolution heads from LeLUTKA and saw all the possibilities, expressions, moods and all the huge HUD offers you… you will never want to wear a different brand – been there done that *giggles* I love my LeLUTKA heads and for me personally there won’t be any better heads!

Head: LeLUTKA – “Zora 2.5” // Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee” // Eyebrows: “Harper II HD Brows” (LeLUTKA HD Applier) // Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Kanji” // Hair: no.match – “No_Reign” // Necklace: [ abrasive ] – “Romance Necklace”

Store List

LeLUTKA

L’Emporio&PL

.:E.A.Studio:.

 .:Vegas:.

 no.match

Dura

CAZIMI

YS&YS

[ abrasive ]

.:[PUMEC]:.

 

Wicca’s Originals @ Mainframe // January 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Mainframe // January 20th – February 13th

Atlas Legs, the latest offering of high tech prosthetic by Wicca’s Originals. These legs boast lightweight, but industrial strength titanium bone replacement, with the lower leg being engineered with redundant structural integrity. An optional flexible poly-carbonate sheath can be worn to simulate synthetic skin. The knee is a heavily reinforced hinge-style joint, capable of precise, fluid motion, or optimizing your sprint gait. The ankle ball joint coordinates with the knee movement and internally stored accelerometers to offer great stability. On the underside of the feed are shock absorbing pads, used to cushion high speed impacts, as well as produce extra kinetic energy to push off from the ground when sprinting. These legs may not be able to let you carry the world on your shoulders like their namesake, but they’ll carry your body, and they’ll do it faster, stronger, and better than ever. Comes in 10 metals and colors, for Maitreya, Legacy, Hourglass, Freya, and Gianni bodies. Leg can optionally be worn without the foot and/or cover attached, making these compatible with all the best footwear.

Event Location: Mainframe

Wicca’s Originals @ Midnight Order // January 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Midnight Order // January 20th – February 20th

The Serra Booties by Wicca’s Originals are a unique piece of footwear, and may match your ‘chained’ aesthetic better than the more traditional go-tos like latex or spiked heels. The soft leather of these booties gracefully hug your foot, with the straps and outlining of the boot accentuating the shape of it. However, the real remarkable feature that must be mentioned is the unique outer sole of the shoe, made up of chain links carefully welded together into a rigid platform. These chains also offer a high arched heel in the back, following the high arch of the metal base of the booties. While the booties themselves appear graceful and soft, the welded chain links contrast this with a tough and unyielding appearance. The Serra Booties come in 10 colors, and 10 metals for the chains and studs, and fit Maitreya, Legacy, Freya, and Slink feet/bodies.

Event Location: Midnight Order

Powerless

TUNES

Master of puppets, I’m pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing
Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream
Master!

[- Metallica -]

What a week… don’t you hate that, if things go like 180 degrees the other way as you planned it? I am one of those, who like to at least plan a week ahead, what I do have to do, what I want to do and what I am supposed to do. I usually hardly can focus on things and I keep forgetting things very quickly – my friends know that and thank god they are not too mad with me usually *snickers* – and that is why I usually at least make a rough draft on a piece of paper or my calendar for each week.

Corona and the closing of the schools already messes that up weekly and if something else comes across, it can instantly become a disaster. That is what happened the past week. Blessedly it did all calm down and I finally could manage to get all done.

That gives me the time to post today. I know the Puppet Show gacha isn’t a new release from Moon Amore, but sometimes things need time until the “kiss me” and I know what I want to do with them 😉 I do enjoy the changeover from new releases, things I got because I liked them, but didn’t have the right inspiration and all time favorites. Many tried to tell me a blog always has to be up to date and you only can use things once – I completely disagree with that. My blog is my personal sandbox and I can play the way I like to play 😉 Certainly I will have new releases which I found in stores and on events, or amazing designs I got from my incredible, awesome sponsors, but as well there are times where I just can fool around with things out of my inventory and create pictures just the way I feel in that very moment 😉

Exactly that happened a few days ago with the Puppet Show gacha from Moon Amore and I really enjoyed playing with it as you can see ♥

Clothing

Dress: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show /Puppet Master Dress” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Gloves: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show /Muse Gloves”( Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Stockings: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Scene Stockings – Blood” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Romina” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: :MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Triada Tiara” (Gacha, Common)

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Crystal Collar”

Hair & Makeup

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

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger // Tattoo” & “Hunger // Sclera Overlay”

Hair: MINA Hair – “Audrie”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Sweet Love” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF – “Veins With Eye Shading” (BoM)

Tattoo 3: TF – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon – “Puppet Set”

Set:

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Old Door Display”

DRD – “Antique Shoppe – Gramaphone Display”

DRD – “MS – Fortune Telling Chair”

:MoonAmore: – “Puppet Show / Puppeteer Hand – Gold”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Shoulder / BEIGE”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Hold / BEIGE”

CURELESS [+] – “BunnyDoll / Hanging / BEIGE”

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – OpenWings (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – Stand (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

:MoonAmore: – “Caged soul / Hojalata Bird – Flying (Fire)” (Gacha, Common)

Serenity Style – “Bella .-Broken Mirror”

Stylist, Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin