Before it all goes Dark…

Tunes

“Before It All Goes Dark… For One Last Second, I’ll Know I Wasn’t Alone.”

[- Songbird, Cyberpunk 2077 -]
Clothing

Jacket: [The Forge] – “Akumi Jacket” (Maitreya)
Top: Wicca’s Originals – “Melia Top” (Maitreya LaraX)

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tagan Piercing Set” (unrigged)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No Prison (A)”

Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Tattoo Head/Neck/Chest (incl. Eyes): BodyArts – “Tenno” (LeL. EvoX BoM, Materials)
Tattoo Face Band: BodyArts – “Faceband Wicca” (LeL.EvoX BoM, custom made – take a look at the “Vere Flores” or one of her various amazing facebands)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “LaraX V1.0″
Hands: Wicca’s Originals – “Corsair Hands” (Bento, Maitreya)
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade
Animal: lassitude & ennui – “Dragon whelp – aquatic”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

She goes her Way

Tunes

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

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

[- Within Temptation, Mother Earth -]
Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing Lips 1: LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 2: LittleFish – “Blair” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 3: LittleFish – “Jazmina” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Necklace: Wicca’s Originals – “Orchid Necklace” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale
Nails: V/. VoluptasVirtualis – “[Esbaa]” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No Sort” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // April 2024

Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Tattoo Head/Neck/Chest (incl. Eyes): BodyArts – “Pandora” (LeL. EvoX BoM, Materials)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “LaraX Petite 1.1”
Tattoo Arms: Nefekalum – “Gilded Touch Sleeves (Gold) 60%” (BoM, Materials)
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: STUN – “Alexa 2” (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I need you to see who I am

Tunes

Dead inside!
Revere a million prayers
And draw me into your holiness
But there’s nothing there
Light only shines from those who share
Unleash a million drones

Confine me then erase me babe
Do you have no soul?
It’s like it died long ago

Your lips feel warm to the touch
You can bring me back to life
On the outside you’re ablaze and alive
But you’re dead inside!

[- Muse -]
Clothing

Top: AsteroidBox – “Leona Tanktop” (Maitreya Petite)

Accessories

Piercings & Tattoo (Forehead): BodyArts – “Signum” (unrigged)
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing Lips 1: LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 2: LittleFish – “Blair” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 3: LittleFish – “Jazmina” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Chest: [Cubic Cherry] – “Cupid Mark” (unrigged, BOM)
Fore Arms: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ursula Gloves” (Maitreya LaraX) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2024
Nails (incl. Finger Tattoo): .:E.A.Studio:. – “Karma Nails” (Maitreya LaraX)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KMH – “Hair U106 Unrigged F”
Side Lock: adoness – “”Side locks : right : blue & green”
Eyeshadow 1: BodyArts – “Winter EyeMakeUp” (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Eyeshadow 2: BodyArts – “Vesu Eyesjadow blue” (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Lipstick: BodyArts – “Ameline – Lips (grey/OldRose)” (LeL.EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Tattoo Head/Neck: BodyArts – “Veteris Mask blue/natural” (LeL.EvoX, Materials)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “LaraX Petite 1.1”
Tattoo Body: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Bloom ( Medium )” (BoM)
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Engine Room March 2024 – Part IV

TUNES

Our underworld isn’t filled with fear
Just brass and copper, leather scrap, and rusty gear
You can keep your hip-hop techno-pop-rock schleppin-dub
I’m on my way to a coal-powered underground vintage pub

We’ve got a steampunk revolution
We’re tired of all your so-called evolution
We’ve darted back to 1886
Don’t ask us why; that’s how we get our kicks

[- Abney Park, Steampunk Revolution -]
Clothing

Vest: ERSCH – “Esta Vest” (Maitreya LaraX) – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2024
Suit: ERSCH – “Eston Suit” (Maitreya LaraX)

Accessories

Mask: CRYPTID – “Covetous” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2024
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Collar: *:…Silvery K..:* – “Steam Bellus Size 1”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Usagi Society – “Rocket” – NEW @ Engine Room // March 2024

Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Eyes: REPULSE – “Post Mortem Eyes (Blind)” (BoM)
Tattoo Head & Ears: BodyArts – “Void”
Body: Maitreya – “LaraX 1.0”
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: – sc – – “drained” (Bento, hand lightly modified)
Owl: {-Maru Kado-} – “Barn Owl_08”
Plant: Dirty Rat – “Mutant Flytrap” (taken off the furniture set)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I’am let you speak if you just let me breathe…

TUNES

I’ve tasted blood and it is sweet
I’ve had the rug pulled beneath my feet
I’ve trusted lies and trusted men
Broke down and put myself back together again
Stared in the mirror and punched it to shatters
Collected the pieces and picked out a dagger
I’ve pinched my skin in between my two fingers
And wished I could cut some parts off with some scissors

“Come on, little lady, give us a smile”
No, I ain’t got nothin’ to smile about
I got no one to smile for, I waited a while for
A moment to say I don’t owe you a goddamn thing

I, I keep a record of the wreckage of my life
I gotta recognize the weapon in my mind
They talk shit, but I love it every time
And I realize

I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night
That I’m no sweet dream, but I’m a hell of a night

[- Halsey – Nightmare -]

Today I finally was able to try and learn something new I wanted to do for along time. I am playing with lights now for quite a while, but I sometimes missed a little bit of “dramatic” vibes to some more extreme lightning. So I looked into creating rim lights a bit more since yesterday. It is really exciting and as well unbelievable what you can do with Photoshop – I experience that again and again when I do look into something new I want to do, when I am post processing my pictures. I always try not completely changing my pictures as I do want to showcase the real products. So what I mostly do is playing with shadows, light, lightning and shadows most of the time and do some touch ups on edgy that are wonky. I know some use the new AI programs to work their pictures, but for me that is not what I want to have. I am a SL resident and I still want to showcase what SL has to offer – and it is a lot with all the things you have inworld already.

I snapped the original picture with the neon green lights already so I just did enhance the lights and added them on spots where the inworld lights didn’t appear right.

I used some of the new releases I found at The Warehouse Sale and Kinky.

What I would like to mention since you cannot see it on the picture, the mohawk called “No Prison” from no.match you can wear with or without the spikes. For the amazing “Xatyn Ring Band” accessory you have a show/hide menu where you can hide several parts independently for every finger. Certainly both designs come with color huds to customize it to your liking.

Clothing

Top: Wicca’s Originals – Melia Top”NEW @ FaMESHedX // February 2024

Accessories

Piercings & Tattoo (Forehead): BodyArts – “Signum” (unrigged)
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing Lips 1: LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 2: LittleFish – “Blair” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 3: LittleFish – “Jazmina” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Piercing Lips 4: LittleFish – “Wren” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Choker: Kibitz – “Emayra’s Choker” (Maitreya LaraX) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2024
Chest: [Cubic Cherry] – “Cupid Mark” (unrigged, BOM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2024
Fingers: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Xatyn Ring Band” (Maitrya LaraX, bento)NEW @ Kinky // February 2024
Nails: L’Emporio – “My Nails” (Maitreya, bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Prison (A)” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // February 2024
Eyeliners: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Seraphine Eyeliners” (LeL. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Tattoo Head & Ears: BodyArts – “Void”
Tattoo Face: BodyArts – “Faceband Wicca” (LeL.EvoX BoM, custom made – take a look at the “Vere Flores” or one of her various amazing facebands)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “LaraX 1.0”
Tattoo Body: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Flue ( Medium )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: So Fun – “Gabriele (mirror)” (bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

I disdain all glittering Gold

TUNES

My heart is pierced by Cupid
I disdain all glittering gold
There is nothing can console me
But my jolly sailor bold

[- Ashley Serena -]
Accessories

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Spiral” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Renee (B)”
Faceart: leLAPEAU – “Ariel Mask” (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Eyeshadow: leLAPEAU – “Ariel Shadow B” (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Lipistick: leLAPEAU – “Ariel Lipstick A” (LeL.EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX ZO 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Skin Head: leLAPEAU – “Ariel Skin – NF Alabaster (No Brows)” (LeL.EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: STUN – “Claudia 3”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Bring us back to Life!

TUNES

All of this time, I can’t believe I couldn’t see
Kept in the dark, but you were there in front of me
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years, it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don’t let me die here
(There must be something more) bring me to life

[- Amy Lee, Evanescence -]
Ideas and inspiration for pictures… I get this asked a lot and often I have no idea what to answer. Many times I just unpack boxes of what I have bought and see what would maybe go together – that usually is a long process of try and error. When I am done styling, I try to find or build a scenery that in my opinion goes with that look.
The second way I come to an idea is a little more easy. I go out and take a look at some events and maybe I find something that kicks me and I do get a instant idea of what I would like to do with it.
The third possibility is I saw a picture in real life, or I heard a song where the lyrics did inspire me and I try to make my own version or my own vision of it.
Or… it is somehow a combination of some or all of those *giggles*
Most of the time I just go with the flow, let it happen and if I like the result it gets posted – yes, I do trash ready pictures if I do not like them and start over, even if I did work hours or days on them 😉
I do not know if it really is blogging like I used to do it in the past. In my personal view blogging is showcasing and maybe even review the items to give the reader a picture of what they get when they buy it. That was what I was taught when I started blogging. Over the time, that changed for me as I wanted more and more my own twist and visions in the pictures I do. Not only a blunt showcase of the item in the perfect day light, but my emotions, my feelings and.. maybe even myself somehow.
I was struggling for a while if I do still want to call myself “blogger” or if I should call myself just “digital artist”
Seeing how blogging changed in general and seeing how much more freedom bloggers do get, I decided to combine both and just have fun with it – as long as my sponsors do allow me 🙂
Today it was a combination of ideas.
First I saw the amazing Horns from Nefekalum at The Warehouse Sale and did know I do want to do something with them. They are so extraordinary in shape, textures and colors – just a must have! While was walking through the event I did see the new Hair from no.match – which I was allowed to be on the advertisement (thank you no.match and sis) – and with the shaved sides, they perfectly went with the horns!
I do not get that lucky all the time to find a whole style at one event usually but this time, it seemed to be fortune, as I found the outfit from Rokins and the cool makeup from [Reverie] at the same event, too!!!
After I put everything together, certainly with nails from FORMANAILS – my most favorite nail designer ♥ – I loved what I saw, but had no idea of what I could do with it *chuckles*
If I do not have the blink of an idea what to do, I usually jump first into my animals folder and see if I find something that calls to be rezzed out. This time it were the smelly raven friends from {vespertine} I got a while ago (sometimes things need to sit unused in my inventory until they are ready to go *giggles*). Seeing those the cool “Messenger Crow” animesh made – by [Apika] – came to my mind again. Why not doing something like “Bring the ravens back to live” like the “Messenger Crow”?
Where else than at a dark cemetery with a Gothic looking fence around midnight, dark magic could be done better?
Said – Done!
And here it is 😉
Clothing
Outfit: Rokins – Sitana V1″ (Maitreya LaraX) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2023
Accessories
Horns: Nefekalum – “Archduke Horns” (unrigged, materials) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2023
Piercings & Tattoo (Forehead): BodyArts – “Signum” (unrigged)
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads all linked” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug” (LeLUTKA EvoX female/human)
Nails: FORMANAILS – “Kalia” (Maitreya, Bento)
Hair & Makeup
Eyeshadow 1: [Reverie] – “Yule Eyeshadow #2” (LeL.EvoX BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2023
Eyesjadow 2: [Reverie] – “Yule Liner #7” (LeL.EvoX BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2023
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Tattoo Head & Ears: BodyArts – “Void”
Face Tattoo: BodyArts – “Faceband Wicca” (LeL.EvoX BoM, custom made – take a look at the “Vere Flores” or one of her various amazing facebands)
Body: Maitreya – “LaraX 1.0”
Poses, Props & Tools
Backdrop: Paparazzi – “BACKDROP – Gothic Gate 1”
Animal 1: [Apika] – “The Messenger Crow” (animesh)
Animals 2: {vespertine} – “Skelly Friends – Raven” (static)
Model, Stylist & Photographer

Happy New Year!

TUNES

Everything will be alright
Everything will turn out fine
Some nights I still can’t sleep
And the voices pass with time
And I keep

No time for tears
No time to run and hide
No time to be afraid of fear
I keep no time to cry

[- Sisters of Mercy -]

Happy New Year everybody! – Hopefully it will be better then the past ones, I really had enough crap going on and it is time to get better 😉

Maybe I have the strength to sit down and write down the most of what happened at least in the past 4 month – I guess that already could fill a damn book 😉

Clothing

Top: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Lisbeth Top” (Reborn)

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Okami Earring” (made for Swallow Gauged S)
Bindi: Wicca’s Originals – “Zen Bindi” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2023
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Collar: [CX] – “Achlys Posture Collar” (Reborn, colored)
Arms: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nyx Bracelets” – NEW @ Kinky // December 2023
Nails:[FORMANAILS] – “Boneta” (Reborn, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No Diversity”
Eyemakeup: Rubedo – “feather – 13” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Lipstick 1: [theSkinnery] – “PoisonedLips Addon 1 50%” (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Lipstick 2: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Tenuous} Lipstick” (LeL. EvoX Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Noel 3.1” – NEW @ Mainstore // December 2023
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Gauged S Ears (f)”
Face Tattoo: BodyArts – “Faceband Wicca” (LeL.EvoX BoM, custom made – take a look at the “Vere Flores” or one of her various amazing facebands)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: eBODY – “REBORN v1.69.6”
Tattoo Neck & Chin: BodyArts – “Void” (LeL.EvoX BoM)

Poses. Props & Tools

Pose: STUN – Claudia 5 V.2″ (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Meva-licious ;)

I had the great honor to be part in the “Meva Magazine Fall 2023” along with the Meva staff members, customers and bloggers. Mea is a friend for YEARS and so it was clear, I had to do a style with her amazing designs – that wasn’t a hard task at all. Her store is full of incredible creations and ideas of all kind of genres. She not just designs clothing, but as well shoes and accessories for both genders. This was the result after I finally made a decision what I would like to combine with so many cool options 😉

Clothing

Vest: Meva – “Linnea Vest”
Top: Meva – “Ronja Top”
Bottom: Meva – “Clea Leather Skirt”
Gloves: Meva – “Samara Gloves and Ring Set”

Accessories

Piercings & Tattoo (Forehead): BodyArts – “Signum”
Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses”
Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earring Mads”
Ear Lobes: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inazuma Plug”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set”
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2”
Piercing Chest: Meva – “Cleavage and Collarbone Piercing”
Armbands: Badwolf – “Hera Armbands”
Nails: [FORMANAILS] – “Skeletonia”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No Diversity”
Eyeshadow: Knife Party – “Blades // Eye Makeup // 4”
Lipstick: Guapa – “Akeldama – Spider Lips”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon”
Tattoo Head: BodyArts – “Void”
Tattoo Forehead: BodyArts – “Faceband Wicca”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo Body: .:Vegas:. – “Dindy”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Halloween Nightmares 2023 – Part 3

TUNES

Dark bodies floating in darkness
No sign of light ever given
Imprisoned in a world without a memory

Unconscious or am I conscious?
Cut from the heart I am part of
Sometimes I feel as though I’m frozen in Heaven

[- Fear Factory -]
Clothing

Outfit: Pixicat – “Ukok” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Nails: Formanails – “Zombie Updated” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hairbase: Mina – “”Myla Hairbase-2022 (black)” (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Scar: -Vermillion- – “X Face Cut (left)” (LeL.EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Murda” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // October 2023
Eyes: REPULSE – “Psychotic Eyes” (LeL.EvoX Applier)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Tattoo Blood: Izzie’s – “Blood and Wounds medium (less)” (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Tattoo Dirt: Izzie’s – “Dirt & Mud (light)” (LeL.EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: <Emozione> – “Creepy” (Bento, Edited – Store Closed)
Scenery: DRD – “Cemetery” (several parts of the pack)
Location: Bartertown

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin