Sympathy for the Devil

TUNES

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

[-The Rolling Stones-]

This time of the year usually feels the best to me. I can be me without getting asked if I am ok or if something bad happened *giggles* The season allows all the dark fantasies, creepy imaginations and scary moments with Halloween coming closer and closer.

I have so many ideas in mind i really have to channel them and thin about what I want to post next. I know I still want to showcase some of the amazing designs of the Engine Room while it still is running but I had to bring todays pictures first as it was itching so bad in my fingers. I made this pictures already a few weeks ago for an amazing exhibit at the L’autre Oeil Gallery and it already was hard to wait until the gallery opened *grins*

It is not a secret that I do have an addiction for the more darker side of fantasy. Recently a few people asked me why I am always wearing black or dark colors. They tried to challenge or even tease me, that it would not be difficult to create dark images with dark colors, while it would be way more difficult to manage that with light or pastel colors. Now since I have an super cute evil Kawaii doll daughter, who does really scary but pastel colored art work and pictures, I thought I would take n that challenge and chose to do the color I usually avoid the most to create some dark fantasy – PINK!

CURELESS has a perfect gacha released not too long ago, which was perfect for that project – The “Moirai Sisters” gacha. I took the amazing torso as base for my look and mixed and matched other designs with it. Since I thought it is kinda a sick idea, I used the super amazing “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene” as background and decorated it with several items from DRD, CerberusXing and Remarkable Oblivion.

For the pose, I went to Le Poppycock. I did remember, that she released a gachas with that amazing skeletons. When I arrived there, I discovered she did not only have one! With the “Nyctophilia” gacha I found the perfect poses/props for my idea.

A week before Halloween and still so many creepy ideas left… lets see what else I can come up with 😉

Clothing
Outfi: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Torso” (Gacha, Rare)
Collar: CURELESS [+] – “Moirai Sisters / M / Moirai Collar” (Gacha, Rare)
Tights: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Tights / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Accessories
Septum: Madame Noir – “Insect Septum” (Group Gift)
Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Lips.Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Lake head)
Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “Lake.Piercing.Nose.3rdEye/Bridge” (part of the Lake head)
Feet Accessory: [CX] – “Ankle Bellets – White/Silver” (Maitreya, color modified)
Hair & Makeup
Hair: [KKLRS] Hair – “Sybylla”
Eyeshadow: CAZIMI – “Foxy HD Eyeshadow” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lips Set04 Sizzling” (LeLUTKA Evo HD Applier)
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”
Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”
Ears Add-On: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sceleratis Drip Augment” (Applier)
Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”
Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Falow your Dreams” (BoM)
Hands: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Hands / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Feet: CURELESS [+] – “Anatomic Doll /Dolly Feet / PINK” (Gacha, Common)
Poses, Props & Tools
Pose 1: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Beautiful Bones” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 2: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Blind Date” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Pose 3: Le Poppycock – “*Nyctophilia* Deliverance” (Gacha, Common, Bento)
Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”
Mannequin 1: RO – “Spook Show – Fancy Nancy Mannequin”
Mannequin 2: RO – “Spook Show – Gail Veil Mannequin”
Mannequin 3: RO – “Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin”
Door: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Deadly End Door”
Trap: [CX] – “Bloody Bear Trap”
Skeleton Ground: Bad Katz – “Mesh Floor Skeleton”
Shelf: DRD – “Deadmore Mortuary – Embalming Cart”
Bandages: DRD – “TRH – Dr Steins Bandages”
Wall Art: [CX] – “Cerb’s Trophy Board”
Model & Photographer

“If you want to survive, you’re going to have to learn to be more ruthless.”

“If you want to survive, you’re going to have to learn to be more ruthless.”
[- suzanne Low -]

It is incredible how many amazing terrifying designs jump on the grid at the moment! I know why I keep saying, the actual season is my personal Christmas season *grins wickedly*

At the moment I am watching TWD again and when I saw the new mask from DRD, it instantly reminded me about the “‘Whisperers”. With the flesh and metal parts it is a perfect combination of a scary, horrifying mask. The details are amazing crisp, but that we already know from DRD *winks*

For the top I wanted something rotten, ripped too and CerberusXing had the perfect design for that. Matching the basic apocalyptic scenery, I wanted some cool and special weapons and strapped, used shorts to still let the amazing stompers from DRD shine.

The collar is one of our latest releases for the Hallow Manor event and made the perfect finish for my look today, but I still would love to drag your attention to the closeup below… The incredible cool eyes are made by Madame Noir for the Salon 52 event. Together with the messy eye-shadow and lipstick from CAZIMI they completely kicked my imagination about what this woman could have been gone through, before she ran from that huge fire explosion. Certainly such a strong and powerful woman cannot be without a tattoo and it was no question what ink master she chose when she got it – Vegas Tattoo!

Clothing

Collar: Wicca’s Originals – “Lamia” (Miatreya) – NEW @ Hallow Manor // October 2020

Top: [CX] – “Ragged Tube Top – Camo” (Maitreya)

Shorts with Garter: Eliavah – “Vixen Shorts [Bluesy]” (Maitreya)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. Ripped Nylons – v4″ (BoM)

Shoes: DRD – “P.A.N Stompers (Coal)” (Size 2)

Accessories

Mask: DRD – “Skinner Mask – female” – NEW @ Necrosis // September 2020

Saws: cinphul – “Mongrel Saw [Black]

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Action Inkubator – “Liberty”

Makeup & Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Exiled HD Makeup” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “River 2.0”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Queen Eyes” (LeLUTKA HD Evo. Applier) – NEW @ Salon 52

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Never Dead” (BoM) – NEW @ The Dark Style Fair // October 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Location

Bartertown

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical”

Do not stare directly into his eyes!” she warned, in an accent I couldn’t place.
“Why not?” I said, but she was already too late. I was staring directly into his eyes too.
“Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical. And then when you learn what a terrible boy he is, your heart will turn into a black husk of doom.”
I blinked off the spell of the boy’s eyes.
“Wait, what?”
[-Richard Due, Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy-]

On Her
Clothing

Dress: Eliavah – “Regius Attire” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Garters: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Garters” (Maitreya, Gift) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Shoes: A&Y – “Neo-Victorian Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Accessories

Goggles: LUX AETERNA – “[Aether Oculi] Multifocals GOLD” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Wings: ROZOREAGALIA – “KALAVINKA” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Letituier} – “Ronan Hair”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

On Him
Clothing

Outfit: ::GB:: – “Steampunk Suit” (Gianni) – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Accessories

Glasses: kosmii – “Henry Glasses [gold/sunnies]” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Mask: [The Forge] – “Nomad Mask, Male” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Walking Stick: -[TWC]- – “Senior Crow (Silver/Black) -Single Anim standing-“ – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Hair & Makeup

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ – “Viking Hair – Gents – Equinox”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: Catwa – “Danielv3.2”

Body: Signature – “Gianni”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs – Silver Type.1”

On Both
Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: /BT/ – “Mechanical Couple”

Background: VARONIS – “Dornenburg Scene” – NEW @ Engine Room //October 2020

Models & Photographer

Wicca Merlin  Redclaw Inshan

“I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.”

RL sometimes really sucks… especially if it eats up more time as planned and it is not on your own to control it. I recently had a change in my RL job and the new association I am working for doesn’t seem like it is as promised when I had my interview there. I am sure many of you know that if you have your interview, everything sounds nice, all questions you had are answered positive, kinda like to good to be true and when you signed your contract, some things surprisingly change… I am sure I will work it out, but at the moment it just pulls on my nerves, it is time consuming and annoying.

It does hold me back from talking as much pictures as I planned and it does throw me back in my planned posts as well. But I will do my best to at least let all my dark visions for Halloween come true in time 😉

Today I do have some news from the mega cool Samhain event. It is a fantastic event, awesome venue and amazing designers do take part. My pictures today do showcase the incredible cool head piece from “CerberusXing”, the heavy arm chains from “Static”, the cool decor set from “Disorderly” and the amazing bra of the lingerie set from “The Rotting Lab”.

The uber-awesome face tattoo is a main store new release by “Eclipse Art Studio”, while you can find the amazing arms tattoo at the “Vegas Tattoos” main store.

I hope you enjoy the dark seas as much as I do – “I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.” — [Oogie Boogie]

Clothing

Top: . The Rotting Lab . – “Sauin Top” (Maitreya – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Belt: [Azuchi] – “Pirate Belt Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: [CX] – “Mangkukulam” – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Chains: ::Static:: – “Draped Fetters” – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

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

Bracers: [CX] – “Lance Bracers Femme – Black” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Veil: MINA Hair – “Martha”

Eyeshadow 1: [LeLuck] – “MDM Eyshadow1” (BoM)

Eyeshadow 2: CURELESS[+] – “Undereyeliner” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Face & Neck Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “TaTToo Scream Queen 60%” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Arms Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Take Over”

Shape: Denver’s Shapes – “Amy for LeLutka Erin head”

Poses, Props  Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Orb: [Val’More] – “Lightning Trapp Orb – 5” (Gacha, Common)

Table: DRD – “Shadowbox – Series 01 – Dining Table – Dark”

Decor: DISORDERLY. / – “Ritual Night” – NEW @ Samhain // October 2020

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Could you lend me an eye, please?

Today I have some perfect new for the actual season from Madame Noir combined with Hotdog and CerberberusXing. In the dark fantasy mood you can’t live without those brands – ok I never can live without them, but in these days they are even more desired by so many *winks*

So lets take a closer look… The incredible glasses with the long antennae or tentacles and the cool chains the connect both sides are a total must have for all those who love the scary things. To make it even more creepy,I added those cool eyeballs with the inbuilt arm/hand animation. They reminded me of a movie that  love a lot called Pan’s Labyrinth – I know the creature there had the eyeballs in the palms of the hand. To hold them properly and in style,  I felt I need some sharp claws certainly from CerberusXing. Since I am a tattoo addicted, I could not skip that awesome tattoo from Vegas which you can find at their main store.

As many of you know I love to play with opposites… and when I saw the new lipstick from CAZIMI, that originally was made to be sweet, sugarcoated lips, I could not resist to merge them into my look :p

The closer Halloween comes, the more stores release items for this special season… the more I lapse into that mood *grins wickedly*. For me that could go on through the whole year!

Clothing

Top: ~Nerido~ – “Malfa Top” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Forehead: [CX] – “Kishin Bindi”

Glasses: Madame Noir – “Insect Glasses” – NEW @ Miix Event // September 2020

Septum: BLAXIUM – “Aracnida Septum Piercing Unrigged – Silver”

Tongue Piercings: LeLUTKA – “BodyArt.Tng.Barbells EVO (unisex)”

Collar: HILTED – “Locked Collar”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: #CHAIN – “Safari Hair – XS”

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Sugar Lips HD Lipstick (LeLutka)” (LeLUTKA HD Evo Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Grim Weather” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: anxiety – “%nightvision (w/light)”

Eyeballs: Hotdog – “Borrowed Eyes”  NEW Gift @ Engine Room

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Come inside, don’t be afraid, I’ll keep you safe…

TUNES

Hey there, little girl
Come inside I’ve got some sweet things
Put your hair in curls
Paint you up just like a drag queen

I don’t mind decay?
‘Cause you are the night that saves my day

[-Pretty Reckless-]

Today I have a picture for you, which I created for my exhibition at the L’autre Oeil Gallery. They asked me to create 3 pictures for a special exhibition called “Halloween & Goth”. When I saw the Incredible “Plague Skeleton Creature” mask and hands from DRD, released at The Warehouse Sale, it was a must to use them for the picture idea that I had! The hands even come with a BoM layer to make a smooth seam between the hands and arms. While I was styling, I realized that CerberusXing just released new horns at Necrosis another cool event for this season you should not miss out!

The cool tattoo, which perfectly matched the look, I found at Nefekalum Tattoos and the awesome, filigree outfit was made by ERSCH.

This time of the year is like my personal Christmas season. I do love all the dark, mystic and scary things – I know… no news so far – and I can promise, that I already have a few more ideas in mind in that kind of style, for my next few blog posts 😉

Clothing

Outfit: ERSCH – “Vena” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: [CX] – Apis Horns” – NEW @ Necrosis

Mask & Hands: DRD – “Plague Skeleton Creature” (Hands: Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale

Hair & Makeup

Hair: MINA Hair – “Karen”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Icarus Brans” (Maitreya Applier, Materials Enabled)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon

Lamp: DRD – “Voodoo Shoppe – Spirit Lamp – Long”

Mobile: DRD – “Voodoo Shoppe – Bone Mobile – Long”

Gallery Location

L’autre Oeil Gallery

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Don’t Fear…

TUNES

All our times have come
Here but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain, we can be like they are

[-Blue Öyster Cult-]
Clothing

Top: MEVA – “Gracie Top” (Maitreya Flat)

Accessories

Mask: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Naruky Mask Woman” – NEW @ Neo Japan // September 2020

Ear Accessories: Madame Noir – “Circe Ear Cuff” – NEW @ Sanarae // September 2020

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “River.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the River head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “River.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the River head)

Piercing 3: LeLUTKA – “River.Piercing.Nose.Austin/Septum” (part of the River head)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Industry”

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Intuition HD Lipstick (LeLutka) 04 Bewitching” – NEW @ Mainstore

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “River 2.0”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Body Add-On: Maitreya – “Flat Chest Add-On”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark The Fusion” (BoM) – NEW @ MOM // September 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Weapon: [CX] – “Reforged Reaper” – NEW @ Engine Room // September 2020

Cigarette: BellePoses – “Cigarette (Add) 2 L”

Pose: Foxcity – “Tomorrow-1m”

Model & Photograper

Wicca Merlin

Lines of Light

“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-]

I wanted to post this way earlier as it does mostly feature designs from the ACCESS Cyberfair, but as I already write about… with looking for a new job my RL is completely upside down and takes more attention that usual. I do hate it  – I am usually a person that likes to have at least something stable in my life where I can fill all the other gaps with my own schedule and activities. At the moment I do not even know what the next day will bring as I try to find a new job and run from one appointment to another – it does pay off I have to admit but it is exhausting and time consuming. But I do not want to complain about – that is life. I am just trying to explain why my posts are sometimes a little behind.  I hope you will find all the amazing items in the designers main stores by now 😉

Nevertheless I want to put your attention on some of the amazing creations I am wearing in my pictures today. Since we have the closeup right above, Please take a closer look at that fantastic neon eyebrows and eye-covers. They are made by Madame Noir and they come with a color HUD, which allows you to customize this fantastic design to all of your cyber styling! What as well we can see are parts of the incredible vest and top from A&Y. The “Raizer” top and vest as well were released at the Cyberfair and like all oof the amazing designs of A&Y they perfectly fit together and as well do have a huge HUD to color ever little face of that incredible cyber creations.

Since I slaughtered the backdrop on my first picture with PS so much, I just left it untouched in the other 2 pictures, so you can get an idea what that incredible backdrop actually looks like 😉

I hope that I can post more regularly soon – I really miss my “free time” which I usually take, to make pictures and relax from busy, stressy days.

Clothing

Vest: A&Y – “Raizer Vest” (Maitreya)

Top: A&Y – “Raizer Top” (Maitreya)

Bodysuit: Graves – “G648 Impulse – Clasic Body” (BoM)

Gloves: MEVA – “Andra Gloves 2” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [Salem] – “Lethal Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Peresephonix – Horns”

Glasses: – TRIGGERED – – “The Crow Gacha (Glasses-Black) (Gacha, Rare)

Piercing 1: LeLUTKA – “Ryn.Piercing.Lip.Ashley/Laubert” (part of the Ryn head)

Piercing 2: LeLUTKA – “Ryn.Piercing.Lips. Frenulum/Tongue” (part of the Ryn head)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Medusa Cyber Hair”

Eyeliner: CAZIMI – “Basic B Eyeliners (LeLUTKA) Bonus Liners” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Lipstick: VELOUR – “New Gods HD Lipstick [LeLUTKA Evo RYN]” (LeLutka HD Evo Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ryn 2.0”

Eyebrows & Eyes: Madame Noir – “Neon Set”

Lashes: CAZIMI – “Starlet Lashes” (LeLUTKA Evo. Applier)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Tattoo: Harana – “Artificial Human – 02 [Flesh Ver.] Dark” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. Backdrop. “30X-SPACE (MATERIAL)(LIGHT)”

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Steampunk Revolution

Eclipse Magazine, June 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_june_2020

TUNES

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

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

Your subculture shops at the mall
We build ours with blowtorch, needle, thread, and leather awl
With our antique clock parts we’ve taken all arts, fine art to fashion
And now we’re spreading worldwide to circle the globe with a furious passion

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]

Clothing

Collar: Insommnia Angel – “Gear Collar” (Maitreya)

Dress: Violent Seduction – “Cosette” (Maitreya)

Tights: Izzie’s – “Tights Dark Beige” (BoM)

Accessories

Hat: *:..Silvery K…:* – SteamDiva Hat”

Glasses: -[TWC]- – “Mistic Glasses – Black”

Nailpolish: DP-Koffin Nails – “Full Steam” (Maitreya Applier)

Back Piece: [ContraptioN] – “Machinist’s Assistant”

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Entwined. – Linette”

Eyeshadow: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06 – 01” (BoM)

Lipstick: CAZIMI – “Trending HD Lipstick Set 2 Neutrals” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 2.0”

Freckles: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes – Freckles” (BoM)

Ears: -[TWC]- – “Diesel Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Bird: HILTED – “Mechanicrow – Gold Trimmed” (animesh)

Location

New Babbage

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Ballet – Classic versus Contemporary

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

For this issue of the Eclipse Magazine I was thinking a long time what I could do. I wanted a challenge for myself and I wanted to show that I can do different genres, not just the scary and crazy stuff 😉

When I thought about what would be the most opposite thing for me to do, I came across ballet. Something graceful and beautiful. While I was doing some research about it, I came across contemporary ballet as well. That really caught my attention, because I found some very impressing as well as emotional pictures and videos. That formed an idea of having 2 different pictures for the magazine – classic and contemporary. In the classic ballet I found very strict rules for the look and even for the hairstyles, while contemporary ballet gives you more freedom in that.

I felt like I was entering a new world, even if ballet wasn’t completely new for me – as a kid I had to go through that kids ballet classes like so many of us. It didn’t last long as I had more fun with gymnastics, riding, swimming and playing volleyball and so those ballet classes stopped after at most a year I think. Being a punk and later a gothic girl in my teens and twens, ballet wasn’t a thing or an option at all *giggles*

Seeing all those pictures and videos, inspired me a lot and the idea for this month genre was made. While I was thinking, where I could find the clothing and accessories for my new idea, Salt & Pepper must have read my mind. She released a huge set of ballet collection at Equal 10 with her “Ballet Dancer Set”. That was the perfect outfit for my classic ballet dancer. I couldn’t even use all parts for my first picture, that means I will have to do another post to show the whole beauty and contents of that set.

For my second picture, I did remember a set, which I already showcased on my blog in the light version. Since I wanted the classic ballet to be in a light muted color, the contemporary ballet was meant to be darker and more ‘me’ and my personal thought of it and so the “Skye Dancer” gacha in black was the perfect choice for what I had in mind. I am really a lover of mix and match but sometimes, if you go for a certain look or genre, mixing too many things and overload the avatar can be contra-productive. That is why I nearly have no accessories or anything that could disturb from the essence of the picture, the emotions and the mood.

A huge thank you goes out to my sister Daffodil Crimson, who helped me with the amazing description for the magazine. English is not my native language, so I often hit her IM box, if it comes to “official” texts for magazines and such. Usually I do collect facts and free sources or try to  write somethings on my own, if I am familiar with the theme. For the ballet one I only had a brief idea what I wanted to be written and that time Daffi jumped in and wrote everything on her own. When she came it to me to read it, I just was blown away! It was so very well written and had exactly in it what I was desiring for, but in words that described it so much better than anything I could have come up with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for again saving my SL life like so often sis!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little ballet adventure – for the next issue of Eclipse Magazine I will have another “unusual” genre for me, which gives me quite a challenge but I am looking forward to the final frames 😉

Eclipse Magazine, August 2020: https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_august_2020

Style 1 (classic)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Ballet Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Ade – “Beatrix”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Face Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Ryn Layer [LeLutka] 002 D” (BoM)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”

Body Skin: [Glam Affair] – “Body – Normal [ Maitreya ] 002” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Poseidon – “Ballet 6” (Bento)

Piano: Alouette – “Evelyn Piano – Word White Wood”

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Dance Hall”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Style 2 (contemporary)

Clothing

Outfit & Shoes: Enfant Terrible (.ET.) – “Skye Dancer” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .Shi – “Gavri’ela”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Seline Fleury – “Ballet Trunk Pose” (Bento)

Petals 1: Foxcity – “Diagonal Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Petals 2: Foxcity – “Trail Flutter Petals (Black)” (from the Sweet Bento Pose Set)

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Flutter (B&W)”

Posetool: Anypose – “BVH HUD v1.82”

Face Expression Tool: LELUTKA – “Axis HUD Face 1.1”

Model & Stylist

Wicca Merlin