Dragon Dreams with Ezura

I know it is a bit late but again SL ate some of the things, that I got sent for blogging. As I lately talked to Ezura Xue, owner and highly skilled designer of Ezura, she asked me if I would not have liked her items for the Fantasy Faire… and I thought she was kidding me… Ezura items PLUS fantasy… that would be me 😉

The “Dragoness” outfit really let my heart beat higher… I love dragons 🙂 The idea to have dragon heads on arms and o the head totally catched my interest and I started fooling around with stylings. After trying different ideas I remembered the “Shinobu” set from Finesmith, hat as well has dragon heads as its focus. the colors black and red are my personal favourite colors anyways so I just tried to find more of my fantasy styling accessories… The hooves might be not dragon like but for fantasy all is allowed
😉 The Fantasy Faire will close this weekend as far as I know, so if you wanna grab one of that fantastic outfits hurry over 😉

Details

Outfit: Ezura – “Dragoness” – NEW (Fantasy Faire)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Shinobu”

Hooves: VS – “Kali Hooves”

Hair: Baiastice – “Fiamma”

Tattoo: Wicket Tattoos – “Live for Today”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Loovus Dzevavor & ANTURE for the Ashraya Project

Dress: ANTURE – “Sarame” – NEW (exclusive dress for the Ashraya Project)

“The Sarame dress is 100% rigged mesh. It features India’s National Bird the Peacock (hand painted), along with traditional images. The aim of the design was to bring traditional Indian imagery to western fashion. In India the Peacock is a symbol of beauty, joy, grace and love. It is this that inspired me to create the Sarame dress after all every man, woman and child is beautiful and deserving of joy and love, therefor I wanted the dress to be graceful in its design, just like the peacock. I hope you enjoy the dress as much as I enjoyed making it.” (Temperance Kellman, ANTURE – CEO & Designer)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Diska” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Pumps: Loovus Dzevavor – “Ashraya Pumps” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Tattoo: Loovus Dzevavor – “Henna Beauty 1”- NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Makeup: Loovus Dzevavor – “Kajal Liners 2” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Mohar” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Maniera Casting: YAY! I made it :)

Last Week I had the pleasure to b allowed to come to the live casting of Maniera. Maniera was a dream for me for a long time and I was very happy, that I made it through the first round and was invited to the live castings.

Maniera always stood for some extraordinary for me. The magazine they do, always was made in high quality and the models who are working there are all wonderful girls and guys with a great sense of fashion and style.

The live casting had a very cool theme and it was told in a little story so that I would like to just steal the words off the NC I got from Katherine Comet (Yes, I asked her and I may use them she said. Thanks for that Kat 😉 )

“Theme:

Your talent agent has gotten you an audition to be a supporting role in a Jungle Safari Thriller movie as the sidekick assistant to the leading actor who is a Detective trying to solve the case of a missing person.  You’ve been told you would be carrying all of the detective’s paraphernalia but you have to look good doing it.  You really want to knock their socks off with your knowledge and incredible ability to look like you’ve “been there, done that.”  Your audition will take place on location, IN THE JUNGLE, so you have to be prepared.

You know you have to be practical; the bugs and animals are out in full force but have been told you may not use any prim material which covers your face!  You MUST get this job as your career depends on it.

How would you dress and be prepared for the perils of jungle life, but still look the part of the supporting role in this major movie production?  
      
You’ve been given the storyline and requirements; now roll with it, have fun and good luck!”

The challenge it self was great fun for me. I tried to slip into that role and thought about it very seriously.. about not having high heels walking through a jungle and carry stuff around, about all the bugs and little animals that would eat me up if my clothing would be too short and show too much skin… all that stuff. And while I was searching through my inventory all that old movies like Indiana Jones, Crocodile Dundee, The Mummy and many more came into my mind and slowly a look was born. Thanks to all of the judges that made one of my dreams come true and took me to Maniera as a proud Maniera Model 🙂

Details

Pants: Jessi Windstorm – “Expedition” /Khaki

Top: ::ZD:: Glamour – “Hera Belted Jacket” /brown

Boots: Miel – “Timber Boots”

Scarf: Miel – “Lia Scarf”

Belt: Dirty Rat – “Explorer Belt for Girls”

Gloves: 1st Act – “Devil’s Fingers”

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Earrings: League – “Wanderer”

Hair: Wasabi Pills – “Annettte2” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

[LeeZu!] Color Me This Contest

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[LeeZu!] is having an extended contest for you to show off your styling skills, MEN are strongly encouraged to participate.

♥ What is it?

Every Sunday for 5 weeks we will announce a different color in which you style a [LeeZu!] outfit. We will choose a weekly winner and at the end of the contest for one last challenge, all the collective winners will style a final themed outfit for a Grand Prize of 10,000 Lindens and 5 Fat Packs of LeeZu’s newer releases.

♥ When is it?

Once a week on Sunday (by 6AM SLT) we will announce the color of the week. The idea is to be creative and make a FABULOUS outfit mixing and matching any [LeeZu!] Collection item that is in the store to come up with something unique and wild. We would love to see some MEN come in and style something killer…hint, hint!
All photos are due by the following Friday no later than Midnight SLT and the winner of that week will be announced.

♥ Who wins it?

One winner per week for 5 weeks; he/she will receive 3 Fat Packs and a spot in the final challenge. The Grand Prize winner will receive 5 Fat Packs and 10,000L$.

The only limit to this contest is your creativity and imagination. Use as much [LeeZu!] as you want and don’t forget we have a HUGE furniture section.

Get your fash-on and we’ll see you in the store!

♥ THIS WEEKS COLOR:: GREEN

THE RULES::

1. Use any [LeeZu!] piece you like with a minimum of 2 items, the more [LeeZu!] the better!

2. You must stay within the color hue of the week. A pop of a different color is acceptable but the base outfit must be the color of the week.

3. A professional photo is not necessary but snapshot with a good view of the created outfit is needed, however all professionally edited photos are welcomed.

4. You must add a styling card, this is a Notecard stating what you are wearing and the color. See example below.

5. Please use a Notecard titled ” [LeeZu!] Color Me This Contest- AV Name ” , add your photo and styling card and return it to TraLove Pinazzo directly. She will confirm she has received it, if you do not get a confirmation IM within 24 hours, then please resend it.

6. Photos are due by Midnight Friday SLT,  and the new color will be announced by 6AM SLT on Sunday morning. The [LeeZu!] Team has the right to disqualify any entrant at their discretion.

7. Be creative, push yourself, style outside of the box. We just ask to keep the nudity down.

The JUDGING CRITERIA::

1. How creative are you?

2. Did you PUSH your styling to the next level?

3. Did you stay within the color hue for the week?

4. The clothing item must be available in the store! Discontinued or items no longer available to the public are not allowed.

5. Very important, did you follow the rules?

Good Luck and most of all have FUN!!

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Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 04/18/2012

Top: PurpleMoon – “Julia Balloon Dress” /salmon – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: PurpleMoon

Leggings: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings” /pearl – NEW (mesh)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Beach Bun” /blanc 1 – NEW

Clutch: Gizza – “Mesh Clutch Bags” /white (mesh)

Glasses: *OC* – “Golden Mask Sunglasses”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Detention at MVW Academy

Last days I walked through the MVW Academy corridors and suddenly I heard a mega off one of the class rooms. As I went closer I peeked through the little window in the door and saw half of a class running around, shouting. Some where pulling each others hairs and some were throwing stuff against each other… I opened the door with a light smile as this reminded me of my own high school years. If there was no teacher the students freak out and start doing crap. And my memories were completed as I entered the room. All of a sudden it went quiet and all eyes were focusing me, in an asking way, what I would do here… As I started explaining my memories and that it lightly made me sad that they all went so quiet, I saw out of my eye corner in my back one girl who tried to place some glue on the teachers chair and as they wanted to prove me wrong a little paper ball hit my forehead. The suddnely I saw them both – Pow and Temptress –  pulling each others hair… I grabbed the 2 girls by the arms and pulled them closer looking at them… Finally I came to an idea… if they chose to put me in the teachers role so badly (yes I still do not feel like an adult most of the time :p), I decided I could get some detention out as well and told them, that I think they would have too much free time and that I can change that for a while…

I told them that I wanna have 2 looks created in the next 15 min. The first look should be kinda city chic style, like they would go out for shopping in London, Rome or Mailand. The second look should be a crazy future fashion… nothing that quite did happen, more what could be fashion in the future… and on the 2 pictures you can see the results :p. The did a pretty good job on the tasks and I wanted to share the funny story along with the nice results as well 🙂

So MVW Academy students… be careful how you show you have too much free time in the future *grins evil*

I really had fun and a special thank you to Pow Curameyer and Temptress Fallen for playing along the victims so cool, to make this funny story happen 🙂

Details

Picture No#1 – City Chic:

Pow Curameyer (right):

Glasses : SUNGLASSES-LTG GOLD/BLACK ~ Ryca Doobie
Earrings : [ glow ] studio  Decoy Gold Earrings ~ Linka Demina
Bag : [ glow ] studio – Black faux fur satchel ~ Linka Demina
Dress : Baiastice_Liksye dress-gold ~ Sissy Pessoa
Hairstyle : .: vive9 :. Charlie in Light Black Tones ~ Sanya Bilavio
Blouse : GizzA – Lola Blouse [Black] ~ Giz Seorn
Shoes : N-core CASTING “Noir Intense”  ~ Claire Messenger
Tights : Izzie’s – Patterned Tights II ~ Izzie Button
Nails : [FEMALE  [MANDALA]NAIL PALETTE 1/Super Long] ~ kikunosuke Eel

Temptress Fallen (left):

Shape: by Temptress Fallen
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Blue
Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*27(Chocolate)
Hairbase: *Dura*(Chocolate)
Skirt: GizzA – Pencil Skirt (Mesh) Leather Black
Clutch Bag: GizzA – Mesh Clutch Bags [White]
Boots: .:L&B:. “Elise” Knee Boot Black
Belt: *COCO*_WideBelt_Black
Eyeshadow: [mock]Blackest Night Shadow
Shirt and Gloves: GizzA – B&W Maxi
Sleeves: GizzA – Showy Blouse [Black]
Earrings: ZC : Nizam Jhumka white
Ring: Indy&Co.: Chablis Antique Rings-Silver Black

Picture No#2 – Futuristic Fashion:

Pow Curameyer (right):

Earings : ELUZION * Zena Earrings~ Yaline Sewell
Dress : LIZ-Private collection mini dress ~ Liziaah Lavecchia
Mask : FLAME TIPS  MASK- AQUA MODFIABLE UPDATE 08/09 ~ Gelese Giano
Boots : Blackburn Gaga No-Heel Thigh Boots Black Leather ~ Vlad Blackburn
Hairstyle : [AD] Light hair 130 ~ Aliza Karu
Moustache : *Yummy! ~ Polyester Partridge

Temptress Fallen (left):

Shape: by Temptress Fallen
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Blue
Hairbase: .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ Tintable Hair Base ~ Tribe 8
Hair: _ZION_APOCALYPSE by EMO-tions
Lipstick: [mock] Turquoise Lip Jelle [exclusive]  [lip] (1)
Eyelashes: MG – Eyelashes – Party – Swallow Wings – RED/BLACK
Shirt: Indyra Originals  FFL Exclusive: Fikre
Pants, sleeves and shoulder: [sYs] VISION
Skirt and gloves: [LWL] Bordello
Socks: WWI Army Girl Garters Blue
Boots: [sYs] DOOM boots (blue sYs) unisex group gift
Necklace: [Mistwood] Urban Savage Necklace – Aquamarine
Earrings: [Mistwood] Duclis
Ring: [Mistwood] Queen of Diamonds

Models: Pow Curameyer & Temptress Fallen

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Opera meets Couture Gala

Duche de Coeur’s Academie Royale de Musique (ARM) and MANIERA LLC present the first annual Opera Meets Couture fashion show and gala. A magical night inspired by Vogue’s Night of a 1000 Stars. Please join us Sunday, April 15th starting at 12pm SLT for an afternoon filled with music, dancing and fashion.

A selection of gowns from some of Second Life®‘s top designers will be sold with partial proceeds being donated to help support the Academie’s education and outreach efforts.

ARM’s director, Marquise Baharat Atlas, “Music education is of course at the forefront of our education agenda, and we offer a series of music education workshops and listening sessions.  The Academie however continues to grow and expand beyond music into the performing arts enabling us to produce elaborate dance productions.  We also offer immersive educational activities that allow guests to experience 18th century French customs and culture.  All of our offerings are open to all”

Academie Royale de Musique supports and promotes superior music and theatre at the Duche de Coeur.  The Academie’s mission primarily focuses on classical music however it showcases a variety of genre through several music appreciation and educational workshops and sessions.

The Academie also produces modern and liturgical dance as well as ballet and stage plays.  We are proud of our partnerships with Unity Productions (liturgical and modern dance) and KG Shine Productions (theatrical plays).  Together we bring spectacular performances throughout the year.

Maniera Inc. is a premier Second Life® fashion and lifestyle corporation with three subsidiary companies including: Maniera Magazine, Maniera Model Management and Maniera Institute of Style. For all business inquiries, please contact Topaz Joubert, CEO of Maniera Inc.

MANIERA MAGAZINE is one of Second Life®’s top fashion and lifestyle magazines with a distribution of over 30,000 in world.  We were the first themed magazine in Second Life® and boast a staff of professionals in their field not only in Second Life® but in real life as well.  We raise the bar of Second Life®’s magazine publishing industry by demanding excellence in our professional writing, expert photography and sleek design. Maniera Magazine is published Inworld Monthly and also on the world wide web via Issuu.

Dress Me Purple Hunt at PurpleMoon!!!

Dress Me Purple Hunt at PurpleMoon!

Dress me Purple Easter Hunt at PurpleMoon
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April 6th – April 15th, 2012
After the big success of the “Cherries on Top Hunt” we come back with one more hunt for you!
10 purple eggs have been hidden at PurpleMoon Main Store
Find them and get these fabulous treasures!

How does this go? We have done it before so you all know the rules by now but let me remind you:
Instructions
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1- This hunt is free and open to public (no group membership required)
2- The object you are looking for is an egg in purple polka dot texture (like the sample located at the entrance)
3- To receive the gift, simple by the eggs for L$0!. You will be given a folder with the contents of the egg that you can wear right away!
4- The eggs are numbered from 1 to 10.
5- There are no hints given. They are easy to find and this is more for the fun of it than anything else. They are only hidden at the FIRST/MAIN FLOOR of the Main Store (8 eggs) and in the BOHO HOUSE (2 eggs), across the garden. (NOT on the second floor)
6- The eggs hanging of the ceiling are an indicator that there are purple eggs hidden in that room.
7- It is MANDATORY to HAVE FUN! =P Bring your friends, family, loved ones and enjoy!
Stay Purple!