“If a technological feat is possible, man will do it. Almost as if it’s wired into the core of our being.”

“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…”
[William Gibson, Neuromancer]

Again I was in a cyberpunk/sci-fi mood… I have no idea but in that kind of genre, I love deep and saturated colors like orange and blue or teal.

With the “Chemicoll” gacha set, a collaboration between CerberusXing and SOLE, I easily found my way completely in to the world of cyberpunk and future worlds. The set is made of 33 commons and 2 rares plus 6 amazing, different VIP rewards. You will get one VIP reward each time you play the machine for 1000 L$. I am wearing all parts mostly in orange for today’s post but you have the chance for  7 different colors – the rares certainly come with a HUD to match them to all colors. What is a neat little detail as well is, that most of the parts are modify like always for CerberusXing (except for script content). That gives you the possibility for example to work on the transparency of the “Tube Top”. With that you can decide how  much of your bits you want to show or hide *winks*

What other hair I could choose than a style from A&Y, my favorite store when it comes to cyber or futuristic hair. Today I picked the “Zeo” hair, which as well comes with the matching hair base with an Omega Applier. The hair is a full style with the head plate and all the tubes and parts you can color match to what ever you wear with the amazing HUD A&Y offers for all of their items.

To complete my look I used one of the latest releases from Nefekalum Tattoos. He recently started to work even more with materials and environment (Omega Advanced, for the bodies that support it). I LOVE his creativity and as well the dark mood his tattoos always put me in. That inspires me a lot and sometimes – like today, I was trying to go with a blue/teal color range first – I even re-think my looks and change around some colors to include his work into my styles. For the open chest of the “Tell Tale” tattoo a red/orange toned look matched much better…

My whole set I did build with HILTED items. I recently discovered, that HILTED not only does great accessories, avatar followers and gadgets, but as well backdrops and furniture! I am sure I will have more of that in the future as they are amazing built and as well incredible detailed textured. Today I mixed different sets and designs – a detailed list you can find in the credits below 😉

“If a technological feat is possible, man will do it. Almost as if it’s wired into the core of our being.” – Motoko Kusanagi

Clothing

Jacket: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Jacket ( RARE )” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 1, Rare)

Top: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Tube Top (Orange)” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 27, Common)

Panties, Garters & Boots: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Bottom Set (Orange)” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 21, Common)

Accessories

Head (left): [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha :  VIP Head Connector (Orange) (L)” (Gacha, VIP)

Head (right): [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Head Connector (Black) (R)” (Gacha Nr. 4, Common)

Mask: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : SA Mask ( RARE )” (Gacha Nr. 2, Rare)

Collar: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Neck Regulator (Blue)” (Gacha Nr. 14, Common)

Shoulderparts: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Pauldron (Orange)” (Maitreya, Gacha Nr. 8, Common)

Backpack: [CX] & ::SOLE:: – “Chemicoll Gacha : Backpack (Orange) (Gacha Nr. 32, Common)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Creature Claws – Onyx” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hairbase: A&Y – “Zeo” (Omega Applier)

Makeup: Zibska – “Falkor” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Eyes: [LB Eyes] – “Cybernetic Steel: 5”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Gunvor”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Tell Tale” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

HILTED – “Neon Dreams Garage – Backdrop”

HILTED – “The Capsule – ADULT”

HILTED – “The Capsule – Ladder”

HILTED – “The Cryo Chamber – ADULT”

HILTED – “Preservation Hub – Yellows”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Bar Yellow”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Animated Wall Yellow Green”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Bar Stool Yellow”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Beer Glasses x 4”

HILTED – “Afterdark Bar Set – Beer Cans x 4”

HILTED – “Knicknack Pets – Snooty Snoot”

HILTED – “Knicknack Pets – Toot Toot”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

There she walks with feet unmoving eternally…

TUNES

You are my endless disease
Die if you can if you please
Help me she lingers on and on
Now death ain’t so bad
My virus undead
[Beloved Enemy]

Most of the time we see humans being scared about undead or demons in movies and pictures… what about the thought of the undead fear the living to enter their world? That was the basic idea of todays post when I saw the “Deadly End Door”, a collaboration between CerberusXing and Insomnia Angel. Even if the hands are bloody and creepy that try to open that door from the other side, I had that imagination that this would not be the door to hell more the door from hell *snickers*

So lets take a look what the sweet little demon is wearing while she tries to hold the door from the living that try to enter her empire…

When I saw the “Anatomical Venus” gacha from CURELESS [+], I instantly did know, that I wanted to make a picture with it. Like so often, the right scenery wasn’t coming to my mind instantly and so it took a while until I did know what I wanted to do with it. When I saw the “Deadly End Door, it just fell all in place. First I thought the door would be just a part of a whole background set, but when I got it i saw it was only the door, but the colors matched the “Crucem Inverso” backdrop so perfectly that I just combined them. The huge skirt wasn’t easy to pose so I had to find poses that are not moving too much down from the hips, but as well are not too boring upwards from the hips. As so often I ended up just making some poses to express what I wanted to 😉 The whole scenery and outfit had some rich, brown tones and I wanted to add some more dramatic vibes to it. That was why I chose for red and green lights and some green smoke for the post processing of it. Even if Halloween is over already, I take the full advantage of the darker season to play with my visions and imaginations *winks* So that still won’t be the last post in that category as I really love the dark side more and more and we will see where it does push me for my next posts…

Clothing

Arms: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomical Venus /Pneuma Arms / GOLD” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Torso: CURELESS [+] – Anatomical Venus / Osseus Temple” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Skirt & Skeletons: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomical Venus / Mors Vincit” (Players Reward)

Accessories

Headpiece: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomical Venus / Dea Halo / GOLD” (Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Analog Dog – “Midnight – Mix”

Faceart: CURELESS [+] – “Psychopomp Face” (Omega Applier)

Makeup: CURELESS [+] – “Undereye Lines & Eyeliner” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Aida 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: CURELESS [+] – “Anesthesia Skin / BEIGE” (Omega Applier)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Thauron”

Eyes: LOTUS – “Noir Eyes 17” (Gacha, Rare)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Selfmade

Background: [CX] – “Crucem Inverso” & [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Deadly End Door”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ Enchantment // November 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ Enchantment // November 9th – December 2nd

Looking for an enchanting mask to match your winter ensemble? The Jardis headpiece by Wicca’s Originals fits the bill. Named after the White Witch, this ornate mask is decorated with many gemstones, some studded and some on protrusions. The design draws focus towards the wearer’s ‘Third Eye’, which the headpiece depicts with a large inverted teardrop gem. Perfect for mixing elegance with the occult, and comes in 12 different color palettes to fit with a wide variety of outfits.

LM: Enchantment

Wicca’s Originals @ ROMP // November 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ ROMP // November 11th – 25th

The Beatrix outfit and Boots by Wicca’s Originals is sleek, smooth, and sexy. Made for a latex lover, it hugs every curve of the wearer perfectly, and leaves just the right amount to the imagination. The bodysuit itself connects with garter straps to matching, thigh high boots, and with additional straps to a snug collar. The diagonal cross pattern over the abdomen enhances the hourglass effect, the plunging neckline emphasizes one’s bust, and the high cut reveals a snug set of matching panties. The Beatrix outfit is a delicious set of fetishwear and a must-have for your collection! Comes in 13 different color palettes for the Maitreya body.

LM: ROMP

You know you wouldn’t want it any other way…

TUNES

I hate the world today
You’re so good to me
I know but I can’t change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I’m an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you’d be so confused
I don’t envy you
I’m a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

So take me as I am
This may mean
You’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won’t mean a thing

Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season’s already changing
I think it’s cool, you do what you do
And don’t try to save me

I’m a bitch, I’m a lover
I’m a child, I’m a mother
I’m a sinner, I’m a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I’m your hell, I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

I’m a bitch, I’m a tease
I’m a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I’m your angel undercover
I’ve been numb, I’m revived
Can’t say I’m not alive
You know I wouldn’t want it any other way

[Meredith Brooks]

Clothing

Jacket: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Jacket – B” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Top: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Top – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Pants: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Shorts – C” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Leg Right: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (A)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Leg Left: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Leg Harness – Black (B)” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Shoes: Oinc – “Mickaella Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: [CX] – “Wild Hazard Collar – Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common) – NEW @ Epiphany // October 2019
Collar 2: [CX] – “Xeno Circuit – Ocean” (Maitreya)
Glasses: -SU!- – “Midnight Doll Sunglasses Blue-Silver” (Gacha, Common)
Lip Piercing: [CX] – “Bitten 2017 Update (Silver+Daniel)” (Groupgift, Bento)
Septum: [CX] – “Drop Septum”
Forehead Jewelry: [CX] – “Kishin Bindi”
Ear/Nose Jewelry: [CX] – “Monstrum Catena – Silver”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Colors”
Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – “Mud Eyeshadow” (Omega Applier)
Lipstick: La Malvada Mujer – “Mud Lips” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Chloe 3.4”
Ears:  [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – “Judith – Marshmellow” (Omega Applier)
Shape: { wren’s nest } – “Hanna Proportional shape for LeLutka Chloe Bento” (lightly modified to work best with the skin)
Tattoo: Letis – “Rigel Princess : B&W” (Omega Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity & Emozione
Background:
Paparazzi – “Old School Locker Room – BACKDROP – blue”
[Since1975] – “Fitness Gacha-Weight Plates” (Gacha, Common)
[Since1975] – “Fitness Gacha-Shaker” (Gacha, SOI)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] – “Beertray Sidetable Black”
22769 – “Sloppy Books” (Gacha, Common)
FOXCITY. Prop – “Weights (Left Hand – Wear)”
DECO – “MESH SlingPack female large (ash)” (store closed)
:: PM :: – “Monogram Bag I Browns Left Forearm (not animated)”
.*Courtisane*. – “Sacoche (Bag) *wear me*” (store closed)
[La Baguette] – “Box of pizza 3 slice left v2 (1Li)”

Model & Photographer

“Just follow the Spiders”, he said…

I know Halloween is over, but we still have the dark season,  that all creatures of the night enjoy so much more than the summer… yes… me too 😉

I still have so much much designs left, that fuels my dark soul and my creepy, spooky imaginations. For example that amazing dress, which I got as a present from a dear friend – thank you so much Anne! She knows how much I love weird and dark designs and if she pulls doubles when she plays gachas, she sometimes asks me if I would like to have them. I have to say she knows me quite well so I mostly love the things she offers me *giggles* This time it was the super cool “Bride Dress”, one of the rares of the “Unbreakable Vow” gacha of Insomnia Angel. A sexy short dress with some ribs showing through at the waist, while the black dress is covered by cobwebs which are held by skeleton hands left and right. I really looks cool when you walk in it, as you get the feeling of you are guided and someone carries your veil for you *snickers*

For the shoes I wanted something that underlines the lightly vintage look, as well as the little witch touch that I felt with the dress and that amazing hair from Exile,which I found on one of the recent Fifty Linden Fridays. My final choice fell on the cute but super awesome “Frenchie Ankle Boots” from [Gos]. I always loved [Gos] for the incredible texture work and the amazing detailed designs. Especially those of their designs, that is a little bit outside the box like those neat ankle booties. You have the choice of 3 different HUDs and on each you have the choice of a thick and a thin heel, like you can see on the picture below. All of those HUD do have a wide range of color options for the shoes and the laces and so I just picked a few to show the differences 😉

Now I would like to drag your view a little more upwards to my face and my wrists. There we will find 2 incredible new releases from Eclipse Art Studio (E.A.Studio). First we have the cool “Murky Cuffs” a leather bracelet ornamented with a little spider web part. With the HUD you get the choice of 6 colors and 3 metals for those. The second new release is the “Sauron” eye patch. I love the Lord of the Rings and so that eye patch was a must have anyways *grins* With 6 leather colors, that match the cuffs as well, 2 metal colors and 20 different options for that creepy little eye you have all kind of possibilities to create various different styles.

The creepy, spooky nails with rings and the incredible cool ears come from CerberusXing (CX).  The nails are a group gift, but for me my favorite ones if I am going to do a creepy look. The nails look like those old lady/man nails in so many horror movies and with the simple rings to them they are kinda perfect for such looks.

I know I will immensely enjoy the dark season for a while.. I still have so many things sitting in my inventory that want to be shown off 😉 I hope you do enjoy my dark side as much as I do!

Clothing

Dress: Insomnia Angel – “Unbreakable Vow – Bride Dress” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Epiphany October 2019

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Bette Stockings” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Frenchie Ankle Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Eye Patch: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Sauron (Eye Patch Woman)” – NEW @ Mainstore

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

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Caelum Collar” (Maitreya)

Bracelets: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Murky Cuffs” – NEW @ Mainstore

Armlets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

Nails & Rings: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Something Wicked” (FLF)

Makeup: UniCult – “Fractured Eye Makeup” (Omega Applier)

Veins: Izzie’s – “Dark Veins on Chest All-in-1” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Lips: Izzie’s – “Bloody Tears & Lips” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Seeress Eyes”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Tattoo: -[TWC]- – “Thirst – Bite Bld” (Omega Applier)

Veins: Izzie’s – “Dark Veins & Eyeshadow” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

DRD – “MM2 Haunted Bookcase” (Gacha, Common)

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Clock Shelf – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Dining Chandelier – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Bookcase – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Smoking Table – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Armchair – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Bookcase Mess – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Floor Lamp – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Baby Carriage – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Baby Ottoman – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Giant Attic Pile – Dark”

DRD – “Shadow Box – Series 01 – Attic Rugs – Dark”

NOMAD – “Spidey Waves”

NOMAD – “Just Spidey”

NOMAD – “Spidey Play Dead”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Originals @ We ♥ RP // November 2019

Wicca’s Originals  @ We ♥ Roleplay // November 4th – 30th)

For this round of We :heart: RP we have our Havoc Hat, a perfect companion to our Havoc Glasses and Havoc Mask (sold separately).

The Havoc Hat is perfectly worn in, with a brim folded up on the sides – one with barbs, and a wide band accentuated with claws of critters long dead. Our Havoc Hat is unisex and comes with a resizer so it can fit any type of head.

It also comes with a HUD that offers 6 leather textures, 4 camo textures, and 6 metal colors. All textures match those of the other Havoc items we offer (glasses and mask).

LM: We ♥ RP

Wicca’s Originals @ Driftwood // October 2019

Wicca’s Originals @ Driftwood (October 5th – November 5th)

Our Aura Mask is the perfect choice for a the Halloween season. Designed at its core in a traditional style, it departs from the usual with the wiring mesh covering the eye holes. The effect is quite unusual, and a bit unsettling, as it allows the wearer to see clearly enough but effectively obscures their eyes from view. Stitch work around the edge of the mask is carefully designed, giving it a rather elegant look. Comes in an assortment of colors to help accessorize any outfit you might wish to wear to a masquerade ball, or as part of a costume.

The Aura Mask is unisex and comes with a resizer. It also comes with a HUD that offers 10 color textures and 7 metal textures.

Event Location: Driftwood

You only have to look at Her straight on to see Her…

TUNES

“The cavern cracked and groaned. Dirt, rocks, and glow worms rained on their heads. With a wave of panic, Andy swung around and dashed into the next cavern. “Run!” The ceiling collapsed. Behind him, Medusa laughed, her snakes still hissing.”
[A.P. Mobley, The Helm of Darkness]

Finally my favorite season arrived… October is here!!!

Now I can be freaky, scary and dark without being asked if I am ok or being called weird and a freak – not that I do really care during the year, but these days I can feel “normal” *giggles*

So the first one today – kinda my annual brake-free – features some new releases from Salt & Pepper and Nefekalum Tattoos and some of my long time favorites like CURELESS[+], UTOPIA@Design, Avanti and one of our latest releases, as it did fit in so nicely.

First I wanted to do a scary Medusa typical picture and the Salt release her “Guardian” for the Salem event. I t looked so cool, that I could not wait for another post and so I gave myself the challenge to find an idea, how I could use both. The result was the vision of a gatekeeper for an old, mystic cave with lots of cobwebs and spiders.

Recently I love to play with lights and projectors, as well as with new Photoshop tricks a lot. The result is, that I tend to use a plain dark background, to be able to add in some layers and basically try create the background in Photoshop. With additional lights and my new drawing pad it is a lot of fun to play with different brushes and as well even draw parts of it – even if iI really need more practice with that damn pad and pencil. Sometimes It feels even more easy to draw with the computer mouse, even if that sounds ridiculous for those who have more experiences with it.

I always loved strong contrasts. With many of my past pictures I wanted more depth as Second Life had to offer and now finally I found a way how I can do that with some tricks I found in Youtube tutorials. It took a while until they did what I wanted, but for me it was worth the time and I really found new inspiration and motivation with learning new techniques. It felt like unlocking new doors to have more possibilities to achieve what I was looking for a long time. I am still practicing and with every new picture I come closer to what I desire.

I lately was talking to a sweet lady, which I recently feel like a good friend. She does the wonderful sweet and smooth art, which I tried a lot of times but never could do – maybe it just isn’t in me or I did not yet find it… it always feels awkward when I try to do this kind of pictures and moods. She helped me with my tribute for Autumn Rose a lot, as that required exactly that way of art (HERE).

In the past it felt like I would have to have the ability to feature all kind of styles, but the more I turn into my personal favorite direction, the more I feel secure and my pictures do have way more impact  – at least it does feel like that!

I am not saying I will not still try other things, but I took the pressure of myself that I HAVE TO do so. For now I will do enjoy the dark season as much as I can and hope that I can get all my ideas done in time, before the cozy Christmas times will start… or maybe the dark times turn into dark scary “Krismus”? *eyes “The Nightmare before Christmas” DVD over there in the shelf*

Clothing

Outfit: Scandalize – “Nicole Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Ryn Gloves (Scales)” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Ripped Nylons V2” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Halloween – V2” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Dragon Skelleton & Spider Legs: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “The Guardian” – NEW @ Salem

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

Tounge Piercings: LeLutka – “BDYART-TBRBL” (Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Medusa Head Dress” (Part of the Outfit Medusa) – NEW @ UBER

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Shaman Series – Fire” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Izzie’s – “Black Lipstick” (Maitreya Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Eyes: CURELESS[+] – “Seerees Eyes”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Engine Room – Part II

As I was threatening in my last post – her is the Engine Room part 2! *snickers*

Today with something more naughty, but still in a vintage, maybe today more dieselpunk looking way. Now you might scratch your head and think… usually she talks about steampunk and now she throws in a new word called “dieselpunk”, but actually it is a different genre, even if there is a lot of cross over happening in fashion. Lets take a look at the “Dieselpunk Encyclopedia“…

“Dieselpunk is a style and a budding sub-culture that combines the zeitgeist of the interbellum period through World War II and ending before or at the early 1950s with postmodern sensibilities from a counter-cultural viewpoint…”

“Dieselpunk fashion blends the styles commonly found during the diesel era with contemporary styles to create a fusion of both. The “punk” nature of the subculture comes from expressing a more complete presence in public akin to the fashion styles popular during the diesel era such as waistcoats, covered arms, hosiery, styles of shoes, and head wear to name a few. Military and paramilitary also counts, especially related to genre icons. Dieselpunk emphasizes the inclusion of such accouterments to render one’s look “complete,” in defiance of modern custom.

The now defunct blog Gearing Up was one of the first web sites dedicated to dieselpunk fashion. Despite its domain name (dieselpunk.net) it promoted mostly steampunk costumes and accessories but also helped to define the style and to point out the difference between Diesel and Steam… Generally, dieselpunk fashion is not (and never was) restricted to formal dress or military uniform. It includes a broad range of styles, from 1930s colonial to 1940s bomber jackets, from posh zoot suits to humble working-class overalls. Sometimes a light touch of style, like a vintage wristwatch, a pair of Art Deco earrings or an old-fashioned petrol lighter, is sufficient for a fashion-conscious dieselpunk.”

I tried to archive that look with some of the releases from the Engine Room certainly 🙂

When I saw that awesome bondage crane from Dictator Shop while I was wearing that super naughty, but kick ass cool and military looking “Disciplinarian” dress from CerberusXing, the dieselpunk idea was born in my mind. I do love the combination of steel and military inspired fashion with a little touch of fetish as well 😉

First I was tempted to cover up my chest with a black bra, but then I thought that would drag away the attention off the dress too much and when I found that cool nipple piercings in my inventory, which had a touch of a military decoration, the desicion was made.

The incredible detailed and interesting face art was made by Skye Nefekalum, an artist and friend which I do admire for along time for his creativity and skills. The “Shaman Series – Earth” is one of an amazing series of the 4 elements and it does come in black, color and one white/tintable version as an Omega applier. With that it is compatible with most of the mesh heads in Second Life.

What really caught my eyes are the “Mistic Glasses” from The White Crow. They do come with a tattoo for face and body, but for this post I only used the body part or it to not mix up the face art I already was wearing. The interesting part of the glasses are that they are “pierced” into your nose and do not have frame temples at the sides – those of you who know me, know that I LOVE such things 😉 They are available in 3 different colors and are resizable so you can customize them perfectly to your head.

To get an even more dominant touch for my pictures, I did add three of the “Unfortunate Destiny Mannequins” and put the new “Plague Masks” on them, which you can wear yourself a well as you can see in my last post (HERE) – so I was able to show all the colors that are available at the event 😉

The Engine Room is open until the 20th or October and again this will not be my last post – I am already working on the next look and pictures *winks*

Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Disciplinarian – Original” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

Accessories

Hat: !R! – “Peaked Cap/Wearble” – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses – Reading” – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

Collar: +AH+ – “Pampering Collar”

Piercing 1: IMMODEST – “Downfall Septum”

Piercing 2: Blaxium – “Dangerous Bento Piercing – Simone” (LeLutka Simone, Bento)

Piercing 3: .::Supernatural::. – “Sweet angel Nipple Piercing [Gold]”

Bracelets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

Rings: : CULT : – “Rou Rings Set” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nailpolish: DP – Koffin Nails – “Neo-Victorian Keys” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Entwined. – “Nyx B”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Shaman Series – Earth (White/Tintable)” (Omega Applier) – NEW

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Ears Akasuna”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Right Arm: Wicca’s Originals – “Eagleden Arms” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

Tattoo: -[TWC]- – “Mistic” (Omega Applier, part of the glasses) – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

[Ds] – “Vindustria Bondage Crane – Adult OMNI v1” – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

::Static:: – “Unfortunate Destiny Mannequin” – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

::Static:: – “Plague Mask – Caged {Worn Hide}”, “Plague Mask – Aperture {Worn Pale}” & “Plague Mask – Caged {Worn Coal}” – NEW @ The Engine Room // Sepetmber/October 2019

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin