Having a Break

LeLUTKA did it! They already have released 2 waves of their updated Evolution line heads. The new 3.1 version was released already for Lilly, Ryn, Fleur, Nuri, Lake, Nova and Erin – which I chose for today’s post. Before Avalon came out, Erin was my everyday favorite head and you can imagine how excited I was when I saw Erin got the update – I certainly had to try that one out first! I promise I will showcase them one after another step by step 😉

So what is new to the 3.1 updates… lemme quote LeLUTKA’s press release:

HUD:

– Evolution Classic heads have now been updated to 3.1.

– You can now find EVO and EVO X toggle buttons across all heads.

– Option to blend or mask lashes have now been updated.

– Save slots have been removed for Eye Socket, Lashes, HD Brows, HD Eyelids, and HD Lips as we now have a Style HUD.

– We now have a total of 18 eyes, an additional 6 have been added.

– We now have a total of 6 eyebrows, an additional 2 have been added.

– We now have a total of 8 eye shadows, an additional 2 have been added.

– Alpha Mode has been added to the lip area, when you use the Mask option, you will be able to manipulate how much of your lipstick with show.

– Layer Materials (None) HD Complex has been added under settings, includes HD Brows, 2 HD eye shadow layers, Lashes, Eye Sockets and HD lips

– Clicking these buttons will remove materials from matching layers, removing materials will eliminate Hair/Head alpha interaction (if hair has materials enabled), leaving your Head layers, alpha clipping free. This means the glossiness of any of these layers will be removed.

Scripts:

– Scripts have been polished to reduce lag and make the HUD and heads operate smoother and respond faster.

There will be updates for all the Evolution Line heads – female and male. They as well will release a new male EvoX head soon and all the male Evolution heads will get a pretty polished update then too 🙂

Just stay tuned, I will inform you as soon as there are new updates and releases asap 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Luna Shirt” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // June 2021

Pants: cinphul – “rorschach” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Xaid Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Gloves (left hand): {PSYCHO:Byts} – “Riot Kidz – Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails* – Graphic Glass” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Darkness // July 2021 (5th)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Cruise” – NEW @ Hair Fair 2021

Eyepatch: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Insight} mask Black L” (LeL. EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Erin 3.1″ – NEW UPDATE @ Mainstore

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider)”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On Petite V1.1”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Cupid” (BoM) – NEW @ Men only Monthly // June 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: myself

Set: DRD – “Powergaming Shed”

Cat: JIAN – “Curious Kitties :: Companion Gry Tabby” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

“All we’ve ever known.”

“A haze of neon illuminates the network of streets far below, and the sound of the traffic is quieter this high up. Even so, I can just make out the fine-tuned engines of several ModBikes in the distance –electrons circling Descada’s corrupted nucleus.
It’s an impressive view for a dorm, one of the best I’ve seen. It’s really no small wonder why most kids don’t discuss anything existing beyond the city. You could almost believe the buildings and lights here go on forever. This is our sanctuary. All we’ve ever known.”

[- Dekka Nye, The Dying of the Day -]
Clothing

Top: A&Y – “Raizer Top” (Maitreya)

Jacket: A&Y – “Raizer Vest” (Maitreya)

Bodysuit: GRAVES – “G648 Impulse” (Maitreya Applier+Materials)

Shoes: A&Y – “Neo Victorian Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mask: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “KAY-1NFC3D – Mask”

Collar: A&Y – “Lorna Leather Collar – Mono 03” (Gacha, Common)

Armlet: Carpe Noctem. – “Heart

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Medusa Cyber Hair – multicolor”

Eyeshadow 1: A! – “Cyber Eyeshadow” (LeL. HD Applier)

Eyeshadow 2: {minuit} – “Midori Eyeshadow” (LeL. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl. Animal): Black Cat Creations – “Alien Monkey Fatpack – Alien Monkey 3” (Bento)

Backdrop: *zeroichi* – “Shutter Alleys (A)”

REDSUN – “Netrunning Station Model.C9 – Voxes Edition”

Ex Machina – “Re-Cycle Bin”

Ex Machina – “BioBank AT

Ex Machina – “Holo Info Pillar EXM 2”

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – barrels 01” (Gacha, Common)

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – barrels 02” (Gacha, Common)

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – light pole” (Gacha, Common)

PIRAYA&TROPIX – “Cyber City Gacha – wires” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Friends are the Family you choose…”

“That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…”

[- Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life -]
Clothing

Metal Top & Bottom: . The Rotting Lab . – “Imperia” (Maitreya)

Bra: Nanao – “Mechanic Bra Blue” (Maitreya)

Panty: SEKA – “CuteBOT Panty” (Maitreya)

Shoes: A&Y – “Alphard Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: [Legion] – “Cyber Horns”

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Collar: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Cata} Collar SKY” (unrigged)

Wings: LuluB! – “Cyber Angel”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair CP009 Rigged(XS)”

Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 – “Cyberspace Eyeshadow – 06 Fit A” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Cyberspace Lipstick – 04 Fit B – 60%” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Classic Avalon 3.0”

Eyes: A.D.D. Andel! – “Date Night Eyes Fatpack” (Omega Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Intelligence (Silver)” (BoM, Materials)

Arms: DRD – “Dark Night Arms” (Maitreya)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity – “Sisterhood Friend Pose” (Bento)

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Firme Cian – Futuristic Days” (Gacha, Common)

Deco: BROKEN ARROWS – “Cyber Capsule – FATPACK”

Models & Stylists

RedJess Rowley (l) & Wicca Merlin (r)

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Lazy Afternoon

As promised I come to you with another great gift at the SL18B – The “Beercorner” from DRD, with some great news from AsteroidBox and CerberusXing at Kustom 9 and the latest release from .:E.A.Studio:., which will come to the new round of Kinky at the 28th of June!

The Beercorner from DRD contains 2 different chairs, an awesome table and something to put on exactly that table *winks*. Believe it or not it is a free gift at the SL18B Shop & Hop from DRD!

The kick ass, cool top comes from AsteroidBox. “There are 16 color options available, with each purchase including 15 under shirt options, 13 strap options and 4 metal detail options. Fatpack includes all color options, with the option to change the main shirt and under shirt individually, allowing for mix and match styling. ” to quote the press release from AsteroidBox.

The cool earrings you will find at the upcoming round of Kinky, made by Eclipse Art Studio. The earrings are rigged for both versions of the LeLutka EvoX ears and can be worn as linked set, or left and right separate.

Last but not least, the cool pants are made by CerberusXing. They are not just pants… first of all they do have a great latex shine and second, they do have a gradient in their colors plus the lower legs get transparent the lighter they become! A real must have for my wardrobe and not the last time I will have used them for my pictures, especially since I saw there is a matching top at the Warehouse Sale for this round *grins*

Since I got asked so often lately… The direct SURLs are hidden under the colored credits, either under the designers names or the events that are listed behind 😉

Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Luna Shirt” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // June 2021

Pants: [CX] – “Hellshine Leggings – Black Ombre” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // June 2021

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earing Mads All Linked Human” – NEW @ Kinky // June 2021

Eyepatch: Wicca’s Originals – “Caltha Patch”

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Rings: RAWR! – “Heavy Metal Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)  – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Nails: RAWR! – “Heavy Metal Nails” (Maitreya, Bento)  – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Princess”

Eyeshadow: keikumu – “incense eyeshadow 03” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On Petite V1.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: selfmade

Deco 1: DRD – “Beerstand”

Deco 2: DRD – “The Beercorner” (unrigged, SL18B Gift 2021) – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021

Cat: JIAN – “Curious Kitties :: Companion Calico” (Gacha, Common)

Location: Bartertown

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Do you know the power of your fear?

As promised I am back with some amazing news of the SL18B Shop & Hop, some awesome news by L’Emporio at the Man Cave event and an incredible new release from Black Cat Creations.

cinphul comes to the SL18B with an amazing new release and a matching gift to the event. They complete the “salacia collection”, which was started a while ago with the amazing salacia crown. For the event they released the incredible salacia shoulder epaulettes, which are 20% off during the event only while the super cool salacia necklace and the salacia belt are generous gifts at the same event! Both, the new release and the gift, do come with HUDs to make an optimal match for all parts of the collection.

The extraordinary ears are the latest release from L’Emporio at the Man Cave event. With a huge HUD you can customize the jewelry and the tattoo. You as well have the option of 2 sizes for male and female and one unrigged pair, as well as the choice to have both ears linked or attached separate.

The body tight snake is one of the latest releases from Black Cat Creations. It does come in several sizes for the female bodies and does have a HUD to recolor the snake and its eyes. With the fatpack you as well get a special albino version of the snake.

If you are looking for special and high quality fantasy tattoos you certainly have to go and take a look at the Nefekalum Tattoos Mainstore. The very cool black head tattoo was one of their latest releases and the amazing body tattoo is something you cannot skip if you are looking for a scaled looking style. Both coming  – as usual – with materials you can apply via HUD.

(SURLs below, under the designers names 😉 )

Clothing

Top & Panty: [CX] – “Barrel Slingshots Onyx/Mirror” (Maitreya Petite)

Gloves: cinphul – “raptor ii [gloves]”

Shoes: cinphul – “raptor [boots]” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: cinphul – “salacia [crown]”

Shoulders: cinphul – “salacia ii [epaulette]”  – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021 (unrigged)

Waist: cinphul – “salacia iii [belt.f]” – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021 (unrigged, SL18B Gift 2021)

Necklace: cinphul – “salacia iii [necklace]” – NEW @ SL Shop & Hop // June 2021 (unrigged, SL18B Gift 2021)

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Hair & Makeup

Hair: DOUX – Valentina Hairstyle [S]”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Lipstick: -SU!- – “Caver Necromancer Lip Gloss” (LeL. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “*Damned Ears*::Bento-Size 1 -Linked-” (Bento) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // June 2021

Head Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Infernal Baptism” (LeL EvoX BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Mainstore / June 2021

Body Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Slither (Black)” (BoM, Materials)

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider)”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On Petite V1.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Synnergy – “Space Moutain Backdrop”

Snake: Black Cat Creations – “Wrapping Python – Fatpack” (Maitreya Petite)

Poses 1&2: selfmade

Pose 3: Black Cat Creations – “Wrapping Python – Pose 1” (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ ACCESS Cyberfair // June 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ ACCESS Cyberfair // June 1st – 25th

“Form follows function” is an old design addage, but even in the age of cyber augmentation, it’s still relevant. Enter the Cypher Pants, engineered by the brightest minds at Wicca’s Originals. These pants are more than just coverings for your legs, they provide thermal insulation to protect from heat and cold. They grant your hips and thighs with next-generation support, alleviating some of the strain on them, allowing you to run longer with less effort. And of course, there is the very practical aspect of the slash-resistant materials used, giving the wearer a sense of security against either laceration or tearing, from falls on the asphalt, to thorny bushes or even knives. All of this in a sleek, aesthetically pleasing package. Get your Cypher Pants today, and feel the difference. Comes with 10 colors palettes and metal options, for Maitreya, Legacy, and Gianni bodies — Also comes in a ‘Rune edition’, for wear with the Rune Top!

The Yuri Arms by Wicca’s Originals are more than meets the eye. At a glance, they are sleek sleeves, covering from wrist to mid-upper arm, but they are so much more. Using a series of induction pads, the Yuri Arms read micro-electic pulses going on just underneath the dermal layer, in the musculature, and send signals to expand or contract along channels in the nanocarbon material to supplement the body’s natural strength. The effects of this range from subtle support to being a force multiplier, improving the precision of detailed work that requires a steady hand, or amplifying the raw strength behind a throw or a punch. This patented technology provides the best augmentation you can get for upper body control, short of invasive surgeries. Comes in 10 color options, with 10 metals, for Maitreya, Legacy, and Gianni bodies — Also comes in a ‘Rune Edition’ variant for use with the Rune Top.

Event Location: ACCESS Cyberfair // June 2021

 

Angels & Demons – Part 2

Originally shot for Eclipse Magazine // June 2021 Page 159-168 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_june_2021

Angels & Demons

What would you choose? Who would you become? Would you rather be enchanted or consumed by Heaven or Hell, Light or Dark, Good or Evil, Love or Hate, or to be Blessed or Cursed. Angels and Demons are polar opposites of one another within many cultures and in fiction. On one hand, they are a form of symbology and on the other they are seen in religion, mythology, and fantasy. Magical and mystical beings that we will read find in books, movies,movies, TV, anime or plays from ancient to modern. Even within the confines of real life and Second Life, we will roleplay and become one of them.

Despite the difference in abilities and the cultural milieu they come from, they share some similarities, such as, hierarchical ranks, miraculous or magical powers, and the enmities and friendships with each other and with mortals. Though Angels and Demons are often in a never-ending battle to defeat the other, in that chaos comes a little spark: opposites, suddenly attracted to or obsessed  with each other. Will they escape and find peace or be consumed by their conflict?

Their appearances can differ, both taking on ugly, distorted, fear-inducing manifestations, or transforming into beautiful, ethereal and alluring personas. Angels usually are depicted with long, modest, feather-like flowing garments, while a Demons attire is often tight, conforming to every curve or their form making it matter little how much or how little clothing they wear.. Although in the more modern age and flight of fantasy, anything goes, the color palettes don’t often change. Angels decorated in white and softened colors and pastels signifying purity and innocence, guiding you on your travels, while the Demons adorn black and deep, rich colors, warning you to watch where you tread, but do you want to? Will they draw you into the darkness forever lost in their grasp.

[ Thank you so much Daffodil Crimson for helping me with the text! ]
Clothing

Outfit: [CX] – “Nimue Set – Black” (Maitreya)

Harness: [CX] – “Ophanim Harness – Black” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Cureless[+] – “Incubus&Succubus / Diabolus Gloves / Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Shoes: Cureless[+] – “Incubus&Succubus / Satyr Boots / Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Horns: [CX] – “Hundred Chain Horns (Chained+Black)”

Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Carvis Bindi”

Septum: -[TWC]- – “Thirst Septum -Silver-“

Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger (Black Out+Silver)” (Maitreya)

Flames: *CC* – “Eternal Flaming Palms” (Gacha, Rare)

Wings: Material Squirrel – “Abyss Demon Wings”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Dani”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Serenity” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose by Vivien De’Lancoure

Backdrop: .PALETO. – “Backdrop:EXORCISM”

Models

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin (for Her look you need to poke her *winks*)

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

SL18B is open!

Again Second Life celebrates another birthday – the 18th this year already. This year the theme of the birthday event is “Hidden Words” and there is lots to explore!

The event will last till the 6th of July and if you want to do more than just explore and have fun you can as well do some serious shopping on the events Shop & Hop.

On 16 regions, 320 creators have amazing designs with a t least 20% discount as well as gifts, dollarbies and store credit to celebrate – HERE – you can find all the direct links to all the regions. If you want to find particular merchants and designers you can take a look  – HERE

If you are interested in exploring the Community Experiences you might want to take a look  – HERE  – There is so much to look at and walk through with a lot of information, I wasn’t not yet able to explore all of it but what I saw already was just breathtaking and amazing. I grabbed some of the gifts, did serious shopping as well and will certainly have a few pictures with all my new goodies soon 😉

For now, I am happy to give you a quick sneak peek of our release and gift for the amazing event, until I have finished my pictures from my shopping spree at the SL18B!

You really should start early to not miss any of the event or the Shop & Hop as it only lasts until July the 6th!

Wicca’s Originals @ Vintage Fair // June 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ Vintage Fair // June 11th – 21st

The Chey Dress, by Wicca’s Originals, is a perfect new addition to your summer steampunk style. A sun dress with a twist, this one comes with an inbuilt underbust-style corset, hugging your abdomen and emphasizing your curves in all the best ways. The tough, imprinted leather corset lined with shiny studs is cinched together on the sides with metal bolts, and provides a strong contrast to the light, playful material and cut of the dress itself, with its low neckline and airy skirt. The dress comes in 10 colors and metal options, and is fitted for Maitreya, Maitreya Petite, Legacy, and Legacy Perky bodies.

Event Location: Vintage Fair 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ We♥RP // June 2021

Wicca’s Originals @ We♥RP // June 4th – 30th

The Anubis Bindi is one of Wicca’s Originals newest accessories from We:heart:Roleplay. The Ankh or key of life rests on your forehead with delicate chains and gems to bring out the inner god or goddess in you and compliment your outfit, whether you are walking around window shopping, out deep in mosh pits or in role-play. Will you bring out the life and soul to the party or guide the souls along the path to another life. This unisex, unrigged headdress also comes in 10 colors & metals to further increase the options you have to add to your personal tastes, and the chains can be used in different combinations or you can hide them all and have just the symbol adorn your forehead.

Event Location: We♥RP // June 2021