Wicca’s Wardrobe: How I put my looks together? Sometimes I do not even know by myself ;)

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Sometimes I get asked how I start styling and if I could describe what I do. For the usual fashion stylings I can at least try to explain what I do one after another as you usually follow certain rules when you put a look together that you got asked for. Sometimes you follow the standard color schemes or you style after an RL look that you saw somewhere, or you use some other source of inspiration. But there is days, at least for me, where I do not have anything requested and start going through my inventory. Sometimes I get stuck with an item, an accessory, and wanna turn this in a whole look. But when I try to go by the first idea, that this detail gave me, I get stuck and do not really know what I can do to complete it, without looking boring or stereotype with so many others that were wearing that item before. And who wants to see the same item over and over again in the same way?

For today it ws the “Hunter Headdress” headpiece from XtraX, that caught my attention. I found it longer ago on the “I <3 RP” event. I was looking for horns as the “Hunters Headdress” fell into my hands. I could not resist to buy it, even if I had no idea yet what I am going to use it for. Sometimes things have to rest in your inventory for a while like a good bottle of red wine before you have the perfect idea how you wanna use it :p .

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I was sorting my inventory as I came across the headpiece and I just put it on to see how it fits as it part wise mesh. Then I stood there at my studio – naked, only wearing that headpiece and tried to imagine a styling. If I would have used my first idea I would have tried some fantasy looking, but I kinda wanted to have something more realistic. The “Hunters Headdress” headpiece combines so many different fabrics and items, the leather, the suede parts, the horns and the little accessories on the horns. I remembered an old Benetton advertise campaign and this idea kinda got stuck in my head. United Colors of Benetton always had chic casual clothing. So I looked through a few of my last folders I got for blogging and found the “Brandy” mesh dress from PurpleMoon. The colors were perfect matching the headpiece.

Since I did not want to go too sexy, I added some leggings as I like the way how short dresses or hot-pants go together with leggings or tights. Maybe that’s something I still carry with me from the 80’s :p . For the shoes I had some boots in mind, that I had for a long time, a time where mesh was not yet on the grid and those sculpties was one of the first and best ones I saw, when it came to realistic looking shoes. I did know, that they were from Hoorenbeek, but I could not recall the name of them. Since I had an addiction to this brand for quiet some time, I do not have just one pair and so I started looking through my Hoorenbeek shoe folder. Finally I found the “Lucille” boots in the tan/beige color. The brown and creme tone was a wonderful match in my opinion. With the mask there is no need to look for hair, makeup or earrings so I just wanted to ad some bracelets and maybe a necklace. For the necklace I recalled the last releases from EMO-tions back to my mind. There was a new mesh necklace from Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions, that should match the look. A not too elegant but excellent made long modern necklace called “Precious”, in the colors green, brown and silver parts in different shapes.

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When I looked at the result I really was not sure what it should be and how I can orchestrate this for a picture. That does not mean I did not like it but with such a controverse look, I needed something strong, lightly dark and kinda grunge looking. I saw such a place not too long ago and looked through my ‘Photo Places’ folder, till I found it again – “Old New York

For the right poses I first wanted to make some, but then I remebered some of my Del May poses that should be perfect for this. Powerful, different and expressive, so why make poses when you aready have wonderful ones that perfectly fit πŸ™‚ ?

I hope you enjoyed my little styling journey πŸ™‚

Stay styled,

Wicca

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Details

Dress: PurpleMoon – “Brandy Dress” (mesh, Gypset Market)

Headpiece: XtraX – “Hunters Headdress” (part mesh, I <3 Roleplay)

Boots: Hoorenbeek – “Lucille Boots”

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Bracelets: GizzA – “Asia Watch & Bracelet”

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Precious” (mesh)

Poses: Del May

Sim: Old New York

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

New Collection at Devious Minds!

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A few days ago Persia Bravin stormed my inventory asking me if I would have seen the latest releases of Devious Mind and I was like .. “Oh uhm.. aehm .. no…” and was trying hard to remember that brand. I know, that I heard it before but I could not really recall what it was. Persia kept talking, while I still was thinking,Β  she told me I so must see that and I need to meet the owner and in the end I was so curious that I TPed to the LM, Persia gave me and I just fainted. I landed at the !dm sim… sure… !dm was Devious Mind! For sure I know this brand and I as well have tons of her amazing outfits! *facepalms*

Persia kept saying me to contact the owner since she would be as crazy as I am :p . So I tried to reach Chandra Meehan, owner and designer of Devious Mind. She was offline but not too long after I left her a message she came back and we talked a while. She is that kind of persons I love from the beginning… crazy, wild, smartass, just like I use to be*grins*

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We were talking about various things, until she asked me what my favourite colors would be. I told her that I basically like most of the colors and just have a pink allergy πŸ˜‰ . Being a smartass, just imagine what she send me^^. But more about that soon. For today I have the new “Chained Lust ” outfit from Devious Mind. I am sure this outfit has many different facets with the latex catsuit and the amazing mesh chains, but I wanted to make something ‘Wicca like’. So I thought about, what I could do and as if it was fate, I had the the movie “The Crow” on my second monitor, as I started styling. Since I anyways liked the idea of Fetish Couture, I loved the pearl colored catsuit that goes down over feet and hands and only has that deep neckline in the front. You can choose between 3 different colors of the catsuit , as all 3 are included in the pack. The chains come in different sizes, so that you can make sure that the mesh fits your shape. I did not add much to the outfit itself, only a mask, wings and shoes and one of the jewelry sets of my brother Dahriel. The “Angelical Black” set comes with collar, crown, arm parts, earrings and a ring. The “Chain Lust” outfit was the perfect basic for my dark fantasys and if you now became curious what else you can find at Devious Mind, just take the taxi over to the Mainstore (TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/deviousMind/98/26/30). The sim as well is worth a visit! From my photographer side I just can tell you it is a paradise for making pictures as well!!!

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Details

Outfit: !dm (Devious Mind) – “Chained Lust” – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: *PosESioN* [JewelrY] – “Angelical Black” – NEW

Mask: Illusions – “Phoenix”

Shoes: .:L&B:. – “Gothic Platforms”

Wings: Material Squirell Wings – “Abyss Demon Wings”

Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Makeup v3.1”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tarbaby”

Furniture: 222769

Photographer: Dahriel

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin

Gothic Lolita Feelings

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Sometimes I get my dark fantasay and emo mood and this time I found the perfect outfit to express it πŸ˜‰ The wonderful “Murk” dress from [AD] Creations.

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The incredible textured ruffles, the amazing details on the corset, all the wonderful accessories and the beautiful eye mask give a perfect ‘gothic lolita with class’ look. The black and purple color combination underlines the strong gothic look in an awesome way. I did not wanna ad too much of other accessories as the gown itself already has those amazing features, so I only added some bracelets and a collar from LouLou&Co and the wonderful “Rosenkavalier” hat from Rozoregalia that brought back the roses in such a nice way.

Now I had to find a location that matched the look. I was looking around many places until I remembered a wonderful victorian place. Venexia, a super amazing RP sim. It has so many nice places and corners and if you are polite and kind and do not disturb the roleplayers, wearing your observer tag, this place is heaven for pictures.

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Details

Gown: [AD] Creations – “Murk” – NEW (partwise mesh)

Hair: DeLa – “Lori” (mesh)

Necklace: LouLou&Co – “Enigma”

Bracelets: LouLou&Co – “Crepsule”

Boots: *GF* – “Short Lace-Up Boots”

Hat: *+RR+* – “Rosenkavalier”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Sim: Venexia

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Mother Earth

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TUNES

Mother Earth (Within Temptation)

Birds and butterflies
Rivers and mountains she creates
But you’ll never know
The next move she’ll make
You can try
But it is useless to ask why
Cannot control her
She goes her own way

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She rules until the end of time
She gives and she takes
She rules until the end of time
She goes her way

With every breath
And all the choices that we make
We are only passing through
on her way
I find my strength
Believing that their souls live on
Until the end of time
I’ll carry them with me

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Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
A new beginning always starts
at the end
Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
Until the end of time
She goes her way

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Details

Dress: House of Dragovar – “Goblin’s Greed” (mesh)

Vines: Wunderlich – “Ivy-Moss”

Hair: Caverna Obscura – “Sylvani-Twiggy”

Face Decor: 22769 – “Dryad Head Piece” – NEW (L’accessoire)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Makeup Artist – “Lua’s Elegance”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tintable”

Bracelets: artilleri – “Wooden Bracelets”

Ears: Illusion – “Fairy Ears”

Collar: CatniP – “Enslaved Collar”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Seasons of Couture – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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For the June 2013 issue of the BoSL Magazine, I had the great pleasure to work with Natzuka again. Our fresh crowned MVW 2013, was always a person I adored for her photography skills and for the person she is. So you can imagine how happy I was, when Persia asked me if I would like to work with Natzuka for a spread for Seasons of Couture… for sure I would like, what a question!

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Seasons of Couture… what is that you might ask. Seasons of Couture is a special project by BoSL & Co. Over 20 of the best designers on the grid, created RL inspired seasonal styles. At the Seasons of Couture you can get the designs for 30% off the retail price, but only a 100 of each. After that 100 they will go with the regular prize to the designers Mainstores.

Seasons of Couture location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Renaissance%20Galleria/119/79/28)

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So Natzuka and me went to the Seasons of Couture store at the Renaissance Galleria. She was supposed to do the pictures and I thought she will choose the ones, that go best together for the pictures. As she asked me wich ones I liked the most… I totally was surprised and super happy and for sure 2 black designs by Azull Ash andΒ  YK jumped into my eyes, as my most favourite color is black. Natzuka chose 2 great contrast colors to the black by ghee and SoliDea FoliEs and I got more and more excited what the pics will look like. She showed me some ideas of RL graphics and pictures, what she had in mind and my jaw dropped down. The ideas looked amazing and with Natzuka’s skills I was sure, if someone can pull that out, it is her. But we still needed 2 more outfits to make a total of 4 pics, with always the both of us and it really was a hard choice with all the amazing creations that we saw. All of a sudden Natzuka pointed on a pink dress and I saw her face expression… she looked lightly evil with a huge grin as her finger pointed towards a wonderful design of Bliss Couture but in pink! I got scared… she knows my pink allergy and I really thought she wanna torture me, but her face became all smooth and nice again, as she said: “I like this one” and my muscles relaxed again. She looked further and asked me what I think about a light green even some teal looking color to the pink and pulled me towards a design of Sonatta Morales. I thought it is a tough combination but if she can see it in front of her inner eye, I trust her. You can see exactly that combination on the picture above and it was one of the most amazing pictures I ever saw, so yes this woman really knows her job and I again got proved it did right by trusting her. For the last picture she decided to go on a gold and white combination, a very elegant one by Countdown and Azull Ash. If I look over all this 4 pictures I guess we found a real nice mixture that show, how many different styles you can find at the Seasons of Couture. Anyways if formal, elegant, avantgarde, casual or what ever you look for, you always will find something that matches your styling ideas.

For the credits of the outfits you can take a look at the actual BoSL Magazin (http://magazine.thebestofsl.com/fashion/june-2013)

Thanks a lot Persia for the opportunity <3

Thanks so much Natzuka, for this incredible amazing pictures and the time we spent for making them. It is always fun to work or hang out with you πŸ™‚

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Silken Moon for “My 60L Secret”

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For the actual My 60L Secret, Malicia Python, owner and designer of Silken Moon, made a wonderful set of eyeshadows. The mystic look gives your eyes more depth and makes them shine even more. On of the 6 versions is tintable and you can tint it in every color you can imagine of what ever color fits your styling. Be creative with this wonderful set of special eyeshadows by Silken Moon. This special set is only available from the 7th to the 9th of June, during the actual “My 60L Secrets.

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 06/05/2013

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Today I was in a weird mood and just styled away. I started with the “Mesh Tube Dress” with the huge fluffy neck part, because I anyways was sorting my GizzA folder and I fell into my hands. I thought about a concept or an idea for the rest of the look and there was noting in my head at all, so I kept searching through my inventory and tried various things. Then I came across the new hat, that I got from Xenobia Foxclaw. She told me she will have a show in the beginning of June, where all her new hats get released. When I tried the “Jones Black” hat I was sure that this will be part of my look. Now the head gave me some direction in which way it could go. The hat turned the dress into a cool look for me, so I tried to find some leggings and overknee boots. The “Cat tights” from LeeZu were my choice and the light grey color went perfectly to repeat the light color of the dress. Together with the “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” from LeeZu it really turned into some cool and young look. I remembered my “Fame Shades” from epoque. I had them for such a long time and did not use them for so long… that will be the time to change it πŸ˜‰

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Now I would like to drag your attention on the scenery. The house that I used for the background was made by 22769. It is a wonderful and as well very modern house. It has one huge room so enough room to built a wonderful hideout for yourself. The walls are mostly glass with a your structure and shape that gives you the feeling, you own an artistic and unique home. The house has 2 doors, one front door that you reach over a few steps and a backdoor that leads you out on an amazing terrace. The terrace has a wooden ground and some sand parts that remind you on those Zen sand places with those stones. The terrace as well has stairs so you can reach the ground again, since the house it self is built on columns. The grey, black & white colors made a perfect match and background for my today’s look πŸ˜‰

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Details

Dress: GizzA – “Mesh Tube Dress” (mesh)

Hat: Xen’s Hats – “Jones Black” – NEW (mesh)

Leggings: LeeZu – “Cat Tights”

Shoes: LeeZu – “Piccadilly Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Glasses: epoque – “Fame Shades”

Ears: Mandala – “Omimi” (mesh)

Poses: Corpus

House: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Voronoi House” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

I made new Poses!!! The Huge Flowers Set

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And I did it again πŸ˜‰ Lately I found a lot of fun in making my own poses for my blog posts and I got asked so many times why I wouldn’t put them for sale… so I did πŸ˜‰ The reason why I started making my own poses was that I have a lot of times wild outfits or special stylings that do not lemme use some of my amazing poses that I already have in my inventory. So all of my poses will have a special purpose. The new set is called “Huge Flowers“, because of the huge flowers that decorate the dress. I tried to snap this amazing “Anima” gown from Azul.Β  All of the poses I used had the hands in that flowers somewhere or were just too simple for that stunning dress. I am sure you all know that, you wanna pose an outfit and every pose you try you find another part that does not look right, ir your hands are in the prims or the prims move weird with the pose.Β  So I thought I make a few special ones for this purpose πŸ˜‰ So if you like them, grab the taxi and try them πŸ˜‰ You will find them at the landing spot of the Silken Moon Mainstore, whereΒ  have now all my 3 sets out. You can choose if you just wanna buy single poses or the whole pack for a little discount.

TAXI: (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Napf/61/35/40)

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As well you find there my first 2 sets. The “Casual Jeans” and the “Cool Handbag” set.

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Essence of Women in plum… ok that sounds weird :p

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Sometimes you have the feeling you wanna do something but you are not yet sure what and then you start to look through your inventory. I stumbled over one of the latest releases of LeeZu, that I not yet had blogged and I put it on. Usually I tend to choose black for the first try, because I love black so much. But in that moments when you are not yet sure what the result will be you are a bit more daring :p. So I tried the plum version… I have no clue why, as the outfit is really different and a totally other color, but all of a sudden I had Kylie Minouge in my head with the video to the song “can’t get you out of my head. Even if the original outfit had a deep neckline and some floating fabric at the legs… it must have been the hoodie what reminded me of it πŸ˜‰

If you choose such a special color it is hard to find shoes in the same color range, since plum can have different shades as well. I went directly to my LeeZu shoes folder and with the “Times Square Overknee Boots” I found the right color for my boots to match the “Raphael Hoody”. It is no secret that I am LeeZu addicted, so I thought I can finish the styling with LeeZu items as well. The “Marmour Tights” in pink and the new mesh version of the “NifNif” gloves in mauve completed my plum-purple-lilac outfit.

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Usually I wanted to attend the Home & Garden Expo 2013 as a blogger, but some unexpected RL issues came up and prevented me from blogging for over a week. But even if the event is nearly over, I do not wanna let the few things I got to get dusty in my inventory. The wonderful scenery of a room I made with the amazing furniture from Second Spaces. The “Messy Bookshelf”, that comes in a filled and empty version, the cute “Bennie small Chests”, the amazing “Honeycombs”, that you can get in different color shades and the “Bullseye Stool” made an amazing set for the styling, as I could match all the furniture design to my outfit color πŸ™‚

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As we spoke of so many news, I would have another great new release to announce πŸ˜‰

I use Vista Animati0ns for my AOs in ages. I tried several others but in the end I always came back using my Vista ones. Their animations are simply the best ones I ever saw, not to mention that I nearly bought all of their AOs in the past*hides*. Natural and everyday usable for every kind of styling and attitude, because of the wide range of different AOs and animations. Now you can imagine how happy I was when Persia asked me ifΒ  would like to join the Vista Animations blogger team. I was jumping up and down not even believing what I just heard. To the same time she told me that soon thre will be a brand new AO. Now go figure… I kinda counted the days like a little child before Christmas. Not too long ago it happened… the new “Essence” AO for women was released!

The press release says:

“This AO is a tribute to women who are self-assured, passionate and playful; women who are aware of their femininity and the power that it holds.

With a series of relaxed and stylish stands, confident walks and cool new sit poses, this is the AO that the grid has been waiting for!

The Essence of Woman AO also features NEW subtle breathing animations and can be used with mesh clothing and Lola’s Tango breasts, so you will look perfect from head to toe.

This is an AO that you can wear in any situation: from nightclub to catwalk, from the beach to the bar and you will look the very essence of woman wearing it.

Our new Mocap technology now means that the Vista Animations team can provide you with the most realistic movements possible and we hope you enjoy this brand new release.”

And that does not promise too much!!! The new “Essence” AO has several new features like lola and mesh friendly animations, a soft and subtitle new breathing effect, 24 mocap stands, 9 brand new dances and 6 new couple animations were added. What I found very interesting and useful was the option for handbag and accessories. The handling still is easy and user friendly like always.

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Now you for sure wanna know what’s included in that fantastic new “Essence” AO by Vista Animations

25 STANDS
7 WALKS
1 RUN
1CROUCHWALK
2 CROUCH
5 SIT
5 GROUNDS
2 PREJUMP 3 JUMP 2 LAND 1 HARDLAND
1 FLIGHT/UP/DOWN
3 HOVER
1 SWIM
9 DANCES
5 COUPLES ANIMS
LOTS OF FORCE ARMS!

Since it is very hard to capture the beauty of an AO in pictures and I am not yet able to make proper videos (yes I tried…), I would like to share the short video from Vista Animations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk3CbiTvjdg

I really fell in love with my new AO πŸ™‚

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Details

Outfit: LeeZu – “Raphael” – NEW (mesh)

Boots: LeeZu – “Times Square Overknee Boots” (mesh)

Tights: LeeZu – “Marmour Tights”

Gloves: LeeZu – “Nif Nif” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy”

Stool: Second Spaces – “Bullseye Stool” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Rack: Second Spaces – “Messy Bookshelf” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Wall Deco: Second Spaces – “Honeycomb” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Cupboards: Second Spaces – “Bennie small Chest” – NEW (Home & Garden Expo 2013)

Poses & Animations: Vista Animatons – “Essence” – NEW

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Lady in Red No.1

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A few days ago I met again a person, that was very important in my life for quite some time. It was in the beginning times of my SL. He was always there for me and helped me a lot when my RL was not that shiny as it should have been. We had a wonderful time together, that I will never forget…

A few days ago when I was looking through my friendlist, I still saw his name and even when he was offline I felt I had to leave him a few lines just .. just because I felt I had to πŸ˜‰ As I logged in the other day again, he wrote me and answer and after sending offliners back and forward we made it to be online to the same time even if it sadly only was a few minutes. We met at his home ant it was a great feeling to see each other after such a long time. I still heard the ducks that I remember so well… the time we could spend was way too short but before he had to log we danced to our song once again and that really brought up the old memories in a very emotional way. It is a song that is very special to us because of many reasons, which I would like to keep as a secret but I will not hide the song itself πŸ˜‰ The song is called Lady in Red from Chris de Burgh. Sadly due German music rights, I found no good quality file on youtube to share but I would like to share the lyrics:

Lady in Red

I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright

I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
Looking for a little romance
Given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind
The lady in red
Is dancing with me
Cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here

It’s just you and me
It’s where I want to be
And I hardly know
there’s beauty by my side
I’ll never forget
the way you look tonight

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
You were amazing
I’ve never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled,
It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love
as I do tonight
The lady in red
Is dancing with me
Cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here

It’s just you and me
It’s where I want to be
And I hardly know
there’s beauty by my side
I’ll never forget
the way you look tonight
I never will forget
the way you look tonight

The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red

I love you

(Chris de Burgh)

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As I wanted to dedicate that post to Ryyan, I wanted to bring back the lady in red kinda πŸ˜‰ Miamai had a wonderful red dress in their latest releases. The “Esther” dress. It had a wonderful red version and so I decided to take that as the base for my Lady in Red No.1 πŸ˜‰ I have some more in mind at the moment so I call it my Lady in Red No. 1 πŸ˜‰

The wonderful floppy hat is a special version made for me by Baboom and for the jewelry I decided to go for the “Shameless” necklace and bracelet from Finesmith and some earrings where I do not even remember the label anymore as I have them in forever πŸ˜‰ Since the Lady in Red always had something mystical for me I wanted to cover her eyes with some glasses that kinda hide them and I chose the “Cubism Shades” from epoque.

There is things in the past what never will be the same again, but still the memories noone can take from you.

I hope you enjoyed my memories and my Lady in Red No. 1 πŸ˜‰

Dedicated to Ryyan Susenko

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Details

Dress: Miamai – “Esther” – NEW (part mesh)

Necklace & Bracelet: Finesmith – “Shameless”

Hat: Baboom – “Summer Floppy Hat” – NEW (custom made)

Shoes: [PM] – “Baby T’s Plain”

Glasses: epoque – “Cubism Shades”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Cardinal”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin