Mother of Autumn

Made for the AttentionSL Magazine October 2022 // https://indd.adobe.com/view/4e274a38-1262-47d1-9f49-1c26ce8a0e62

Autumn’s Mother Heart

And there Autumn met me
with the loveliest of winds;
but a heart blown asunder
as her leaves would fall again.

She mourned like a mother
who may lose her only child.
So I looked past grand color,
to see grief in her raw wild.

The moon rose like a wizened soul,
as I swam into Autumn’s stream,
a whirlwind of warm memories
and soon-stolen wishes and dreams.

I spoke kind words that did little
to ease her deep growing beast.
She even trembled with vestiges
of leaf prints near her knees.

And so, I did the only thing
a human could truly do.
I bowed with grace before her,
and kept vigil through and through.

With bravery, Autumn finally let go . . .
as our tears shook and echoed
into winter’s bleary woe.

Time moved on as it has the want and will,
past winter, spring, and summer still;
and again, I greeted Autumn.

She smiled when she saw me,
and bowed to me with grace;
the human that saw fit to stay
in grief’s lonely darkened space.

I walked closer to divine Autumn,
the wisest mother of them all,
to notice lines and creases softer,
at peace with her destined fall.

Once more, sweet leaves moved from her
and, yes, she blustered and cried.
But, in the end, she whispered to me,
Love branches immortal, never to die.

[- Angie Weiland Crosby -]
Clothing

Top: Mug – “Wicked Witchy” (Maitreya Petite) (Gacha)
Shorts: Asteroidbox – “Iris Shorts” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: UNHOLY BALAR – “Horns w/ pumpkins”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Necklace: Wicca’s Originals – “Sarya Necklace” (Maitreya)
Hand Accessories: L’Emporio – “Amuletum Wicca” (Maitreya, Bento)
Rings: KUNGLERS – “Peyton Rings”
Nails: L’Emporio – “Tormento” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Emma”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Flue ( Medium )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade
Book (with hand pose): /VaeV\ – “Miser’s Haunted Tome – Festive – left no glow” (Gift)
Owl: JIAN – “Barn Owl ::Companion – Shoulder”
Fawn 1: JIAN – “Fallow Fawn Static Graze”
Fawn 2: JIAN – “Fallow Fawn Static Stroll”
Hedgehog: JIAN – “Hedgehog Wanderer”
Squirrel: Mutresse – “Fluffy Squirrels – 2”
Staff: LUX ATERNA – “[Der heilige Nikolaus] Staff”
Tree 1: LB – “MysticBoardLeaf.v1”
Tree 2: LB – “OliveTree.v2”
Leaves: tarte. – “falling leaves – swirl (old)”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Tasty, tasty, beautiful fear.”

Made for the AttentionSL Magazine October 2022 // https://indd.adobe.com/view/4e274a38-1262-47d1-9f49-1c26ce8a0e62

“Popcorn! Is that your favorite?”

[- Pennywise -]

Clothing

Outfit (incl. shoes & balloon): :Moon Amore: – “Circus” (Gacha)

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 (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Sela (A)”
Face Art: LVL9 – “Honkers Nose & Facepaint” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Arms: Ghoul – “Hannya Demon Arms” (Maitreya)
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Feeling ( Dark )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Carousel: DRD – “EL Carousel2”

Location

Everwinter

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Don’t fear the Reaper

Come on, baby (and she had no fear)And she ran to him (then they started to fly)They looked backward and said goodbye (she had become like they are)She had taken his hand (she had become like they are)Come on, baby (don’t fear the reaper)

[- Blue Öyster Cult -]
Clothing

Jacket: Hotdog – “Porcupine Jacket” (Maitreya/Slink)

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 (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Hat: L’Emporio – “Bullet Top Hat”
Rings: L’Emporio – “Under Pressure” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: [CX] – “Essential Dirty Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura – “B98 A left”
Face Tattoo: +Nuuna+ – “Skeletal tattoo v2” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”

Poses, Props & Tools

Scenery: DRD – “Magick Shoppe”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“I don’t need anyone tellin’ me what to do…”

TUNES

Tie me up in your madnessHold me down in chainsDid I mess up the balance?Oh, your precious gameDid you forgetI can take what I want, if I want, when I want it?So if you’re done now, let’s begin

[- NerdOut -]
Clothing

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

Accessories

Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth) 1: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Succubus Vampire Fang Silver Girl” (LeL. EvoX) – NEW @ Mainstore
Piercing (Mouth) 2: LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Earrings 1: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Viper” (Swallow Gauged S)
Earrings 2: [CX] – “Synthetic Earworms” (Swallow Gauged S)
Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Emery Jewelry – Female Fit”
Straps: L’Emporio – “Brave” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Man Cave Event // September 2022
Fingers: L’Emporio – “Dedalus” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: FORMANAILS – “Love” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Gains”
Eyeshadow: Hexed – “Dystopia Eyeshadow – Light Purple” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Gauged S Ears (f)” (LeL. EvoX)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo Face: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Freya” ( Dark )” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Kinky Event // September 2022
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Trazzon” ( Medium )” (LeL. EvoX BoM) – NEW @ Uber // September 2022

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Paparazzi – “BACKDROP – Tenement Hall 2” – NEW @ Equal10 // September 2022
Poses: PosESioN
Weapon: Inkside – “Barbed Wire Baseball Bat Black”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

But before the night is through…

TUNES

When you came in, the air went outAnd every shadow filled up with doubtI don’t know who you think you areBut before the night is throughI wanna do bad things with you

I’m the kind to sit up in his roomHeart sick and eyes filled up with blueI don’t know what you’ve done to meBut I know this much is trueI wanna do bad things with you, okay

When you came in the air went outAnd all those shadows there filled up with doubtI don’t know who you think you areBut before the night is throughI wanna do bad things with youI wanna do real bad things with you

I don’t know what you’ve done to meBut I know this much is trueI wanna do bad things with youI wanna do real bad things with you

[- Jace Everett -]
Clothing

Top: DRD – “Hellion Top/Hell” (Maitreya Petite)

Accessories

Piercing: SFU – “Atom Nose Set” (unrigged) – NEW @ Men ONLY // August 2022
Collar: ::GB:: – “Long Chain Collar Black / Silver” (Maitreya)
Hand Jewels: L’Emporio – “Amuletum Wicca” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: FORMANAILS – “Wela” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Security (size 2)”
Eyeshadow: Glam Affair – “Smoky Makeup 01 F” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: BeSpoke – “Werewolf Salem” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // August 2022
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Togun ( Medium )” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Set:
HISA – “Floral Bouquet Vines – A – Burgundy”
HISA – “Floral Bouquet Vines – C – Burgundy”
HISA – “Grass – Bright Greens”
LB – “GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

You′re gonna meet some gentle people there…

TUNES

All across the nation, such a strange vibration
People in motion
There’s a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion, people in motion

[- Scott Mc Kenzie -]
Clothing

Top: [Aleutia] – “Mina Top” (Maitreya Petite)

Accessories

Glasses: EarthStones – “Eyeglasses – The Yesterday (S)”
Flowers: :: MOMOCHUU :: – “Esther flower – [mouth]” (unrigged)
Bangle: Meva – “Daisy Bangles” (unrigged)
Necklace: MG – “Necklace – San Juan Skyway – Gold” (unrigged)
Rings: *elise* – “Caterina” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Stealthic – “Rebellion”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head (incl. Skin): LeLUTKA – “EvoX Prim 3.1”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Sm Breasts [Maitreya ] 005” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Background: DRD – “Flower Power Collection”
Pose (incl. book): Diversion – “Book Lover – 1” (Bento)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Let’s have a walk… before the Sun rises *grins*

Clothing

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

Accessories

Glasses: [CX] – “Farseer Glasses – Silver”
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 (Mouth) 1: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Succubus Vampire Fang Silver Girl” (LeL. EvoX)
Piercing (Mouth) 2: LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Necklace: AsteroidBox – “Bailey Jewelry – Collar – Smaller Fit”
Gloves: L’Emporio – “Saggitarius” (Maitreya)
Nails: FORMANAILS – “Kalia” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Ellie 1″ – NEW @ Collabor88 // August 2022

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Add-On Petite V1.1”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Death Sentence ( Medium )” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: BodyArts – “Goth and Proud”

Background: DRD – “The Cemetery”

Model, Stylist & Photogapher

Wicca Merlin

When will we finally breathe?

Made for SL20 Magazine // Issue No. 12 // Skin Issue // August 2022

TUNES

I hear the sound, echoes beneathAngels and skylines meetAnd I’m straining to reachThe light on the surfaceLight on the other side

I feel the pages turningI see the candle burning downBefore my eyes, before my wild eyesI feel you holding meTighter, I cannot seeWhen will we finally breathe?

[- Fleurie -]

Again I had the great pleasure to do a magazine feature for SL20. This time it was all about skins. I really was thinking hard what I could do since I am not a fan of nude pictures and mostly magazines are PG anyway.

So my idea was to give a little variety of different ages (no kids) and to have some different types and genres. In the end I ended up with an aged version of myself, a super cute 20s ranged girl and my myself together with my sweet sister Vivien.

The theme of the magazine was skins, so at least I wanted to show a lot of skin and less clothing than usual 😉

With Vivien I love to do erotic pictures as she always show so much taste and not gets porno like so many other poses do. I am not prude, but I never saw the need for myself, to do pornographic pictures especially not official magazine or Flickr pictures. It can cause problems with so many rules and TOS of various platforms, that feels mostly too much hassle as I do want my pictures to be seen – not saying I am judging such pictures, I just do not want to do them for myself 😉

To me it is always very special to do pictures with Vivien… I never did hide that and so some asked me, what would be so special. Let me try to explain that… Usually when I do pictures I am all on my own. That means, I have an idea (mostly, sometimes sadly not) and then I try to work on it kinda wearing blinkers not thinking or looking left or right. That can become quite boring after some time and I miss some kind of challenge and if I work like that for too long it can get boring sometimes. With Vivien it is always like a “challenge” as we both have ideas and either I have to fit into her idea or she into mine… OR we develop something together out of an idea of one of  us – if that makes sense. Furthermore we seem to have an “alike thinking” if it comes to showcasing items. There is not much talk needed between us, to adapt the otters look or focus on the right item or genre, which makes it so sweet and easy and we can focus on the pictures, poses, angles and windlight. We never had a fight over a style or accessories that are needed or not, nor we have to tell each other if something like hair or something else interferes with the pose – it just feels natural. I hope that made sense, like most of you know I am not an English speaking native 😉

For Vivien’s look just poke her and ask her *winks*

Made for SL20 Magazine // Issue No. 12 // Skin Issue // August 2022

Clothing

Outfit: Aurica – “Diana” (Maitreya)

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 (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Sela”

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Ascension Redux Eyes – Divine & Damned” (LeL. Applier)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Skin: Traditional Face (LeL.EvoX BoM)
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Bloom ( Dark )” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: BodyArts by Vivien De’Lancoure

Models

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Midnight Hour

TUNES

I’m gonna wait ’til the midnight hourThat’s when my love come tumbling downI’m gonna wait ’til the midnight hourWhen there’s no one else around

[- Wilson Pickett -]

Clothing

Top: V/.Voluptas Virtualis – “Khloe” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022
Pants (incl. Shoes): AsteroidBox – “Azrael Pants” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022

Accessories

Monocle: David Heather – “Skeleton Monocle/Clear”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Rings: V/.Voluptas Virtualis – “Ezhra” (Maitreya, Bento)
Nails: L’Emporio – “Short Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “June” – NEW @  The Fifty // August 2022

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Eyes: IKON – “Ascension Redux Eyes – Divine & Damned” (LeL. Applier)
Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider )”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity
Backdrop: Spires Society – “Lament of Innocence”
Deco 1: -Jane&FInch-  – “Outer Satellite”
Deco 2: Dirty Rat – “Machine of Memories [DECOR]” – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022
Deco 3: Dirty Rat – “Mutant Flytrap” – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022
Weapon 1: MURDER – “Commie Tommy” – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022
Weapon 2: Skellybones – “Tyrant’s Torch” – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Tired…

So you know that feeling if you just cannot get up and could sleep the whole day… I have no clue what that is but since a few days, as soon as I wake ip, I am already tired again and could fall asleep right away 🙁

I mean I have holidays and I tried that for 2 days now, to just sleep when I feel tired, but that seems not to be the right way either, as I get headaches and my back starts hurting as I am not used to lay or sit that much usually. My mind does not seem to like that as well as I feel weird and unproductive. I need to think about something different I guess…

But that gave me the idea of the “Tired Bee” for my pictures – even if it is a futuristic one 😉

Anyway… today I come to you with some news fro A&Y released at the Midnight Order event – you still have 2 days to ge there and see all the goodies and I promise it is really worth it 😉

The amazing “Cybergothic Corset” made by A&Y comes for Maitreya and Legacy body sizes. It does have a huge HUD where you can customize all kind of different parts of the corset. Th coast has a perfect length to fit pants or any other bottom part to it – I did use the “Phex” pants as well made by A&Y as I love when the fabric, colors and materials go together perfectly.

It is always hard to find really cool Cyber hair but at A&Y you get a very good selection. The new “Orbital Babe” hairstyle is just one example of the awesome and creative ideas. It dies come with the same kind of huge HUD as A&Y does provide it for all their designs. Just go there and take a look for yourself, I promise you you won’t be disappointed 😉

The arms and legs were designed by {PSYCHO:Byts}, one my favorite stores for the unusual and freaky stuff. I love her imagination and how she turns them into her creations. The limbs come with color HUDs too and you can recolor many different parts.

If you are looking for extravagant makeup and eyeshadows you should take a look at Rubedo. She creates wonderful color packs in all kind of shades. Usually she does release her designs for BoM and LeL. EvoX BoM in 2 different packs. Today I chose the “haven” style. What is cool with that pack, Foxy included a full version and a gentle one. The gentle one is a little bit more subtile (lighter) than then full, but both have beautiful colors with them.

I hope you had fun with my little “Tired Bee” and I will hurry to showcase you a little more from the Midnight Order event soon, so that you can grab all the stuff before the event ends 😉

Clothing

Corset: A&Y – “Cybergothic Corset” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Midnight Order // July/August 2022
Pants: A&Y – “Phex Shorts” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: Butanik83 – “Antennula”
Piercing (Nose): Wicca’s Originals – “Jadeon Piercing” + “Tegan Piercing Set” (unrigged)
Piercing (Mouth): LittleFish – “EziliV2” (Lel. EvoX, Avalon)
Collar: A&Y – “Helix Cyber Collar” (Maitreya)
Wings & Tail: Butanik83 – “Wasp Backpack”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Orbital Babe Hair”
Makeup: Rubedo – “haven gentle 06″ (LeL. EvoX BoM)
Lipstick: .E l e i. – “HRS” (LeL. EvoX Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.1”
Eyes: :H: – “Nova Eyes” (LeL. Applier)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”
Arms:  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Infinity Arms” (Maitreya, Bento)
Legs:  .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Infinity Legs” (Maitreya)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon
Backdrop: Paparazzi – “Hexagon Hall 3”
Hexagons: [ht:home] – “hexaspots – triple, short”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin