Dark Tales – Part Two

Versus Magazine AW 2015 Dark Tale 1

(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

Details

Bodysuit: LeeZu – “Liquid Latex”
Top: GizzA – “Fur Stole”
Sleeves: [AD] Creation – “Black Rook mesh sleeves”
Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Renraku Pants”
Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cora Booties [Black]”
Earrings & Ring: SoliDea FoliEs – “Cube Earring”
Necklace: [MANDALA] – “LEGENDARY”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Kandria Headpiece [Black]”
Hair: Baiastice – “Isis 2”
Face Makeup: Nuuna – “Lizi Black”
Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 13”
Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick [Red 3]”
Nails: Nailed It – “Dark Set”
Pose: Del May
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Dark Tales – Part One

Versus Magazine AW 2015 Dark Tale 2

(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

Details

Top: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Xena Top”
Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings”
Collar: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Dark Desire”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Xeno Headpiece”
Bracelets: Formanails – “NIKOLAJ2”
Hair: LoQ Hair – “Shaved Hairbase – Blonde”
Makeup 1: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 20”
Makeup 2: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 24”
Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Tombstone Women”
Lashes: DAMNED – “Blossom Eyelashes”
Nails: Nailed It – “Cracked Set”
Pose: Del May
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories…

Versus Magazine Fall-Winter 2015 - Accessories - Wicca Merlin

(Versus Magazine Autumn/Winter 2015: http://issuu.com/versus.sl.magazine/docs/versus_october2015__af-_10october_1)

Details

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Kandira Headpiece”
Necklace & Earrings: Finesmith – “Wave”
Shoulder Piece: LeLutka Ultra – “Macabre Warrior”
Hand (right): FORMANAILS – “Nikolaj”
Hand (left): Zibska – “Mallt” + FORMANAILS – “Design Punk”
Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Doro Booties”
Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Rock Set”
Bag: 22769 – “Veronica Handbag”
Purse: Swallow – “Apocalypse Clutch”

Pants: LeeZu – “Madison”
Top: Dead Dollz – “Missandei”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Brandy”
Makeup: blackliquid – “Dusted Gunmetal” & Madrid Solo – “Sandra Said”

Pose: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Gemstones – THEMA Magazine – How to be an Obsidian?

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I again had the great pleasure to be one of the contributors for the THEMA Magazine. Taylor Wassep, owner and founder of that amazing magazine, always looks for different artists to make pictures for specific themes.

This time her idea was, to have gemstones as the basic inspiration. We could choose from a list of gemstones and certainly I wanted to have something with black. After i talked to Taylor we came across the Obsidian gem stone. That was exactly what I like and so I started to style something according to my gemstone.

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I already had an idea in mind for my set. According to that I needed to find something, that would let me sit and do some crazy poses without breaking the whole outfit.

So I started with the “Couture Leggings” from Maitreya. For the top I found an old corset from E-Clipse called “LaDominante”. That made a great base for some editorial pictures and poses.

To underline the Obsidian character, I wanted to bring in some lighter spots, since the gemstone itself as well has some lighter reflections.

So I took out the helm from the “Bellatrix” outfitΒ  and as well the chest piece of the “Plaisance Deux” outfit, both from Zibska, and completed my look.

For the set… I wanted to have a jewelry box and the first idea was to make myself the gemstone of a ring in that box… it did not work out that way, so I tried to place myself beside the ring in the ringbox which I liked a lot more πŸ˜‰

To see all the amazing pictures of the last THEMA issue please see the full magazine @ http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_gemstones

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Details

Pants: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings”

Top: E-Clipse – “LaDominante”(part of the outfit)

Gloves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Avicularia Gloves”(part of the outfit)

Belt: Armidi Gisaci – “Au Di Leather Belt” (store not anymore existing)

Accessories: Zibska – “Plaisance Deux” (part of the outfit)

Helmet: Zibska – “Bellatrix Helm” (part of the outfit)

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Zion 2 Black” & Corvus – “Fighter Eyeshadow”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Black”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 09/28/2015 – Today at GizzA

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Today was a cold but very sunny day. That inspired me to a more autumn, kinda ‘last sunbeam catching’ look.

The new “Sienna Ornamental” set from GizzA felt like the right choice for today.

The short leather skirt with the 2 slits definitely is an eyecatcher especially in gold and the amazing halterneck top with the deep neckline and the amazing wide and floating bottom is just a perfect match.

To add some more fashion to it, I put the “Quartz Glasses” from LeeZu and one of my favourite hairstyles from EMO-tions called “Rosi”.

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Details

Outfit: GizzA – “Sienna Ornamental Set” – NEW

Glasses: LeeZu – Quartz Glasses”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Rosi”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

LOTD 09/26/2015 – Back in Black with Devilish Poses

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Yes, I cannot deny it… I love black…

I was standing on my platform after finishing all my daily work and started to dig into my inventory to sort some stuff and trash some of the older things I never will wear again… like… hair from 2009 and shoes from 2011 with weird bare feet and funny toes*giggles*

Then you sometimes come across boxes… that you never opened, but certainly you had to buy them…

Now the fun starts. Unpacking and again making the inventory looking like a hot mess πŸ˜‰

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But the good thing is you usually find some hidden treasure you do not even remember, that you bought them.

So it was with the “Luminea” headpiece from Black Pearls. I got it at the Fantasy Collective a few month ago and totally forgot about it… like ever so often…

Β The “Luminea” headpiece is one of those accessories that sneaked right into my heart. The amazing leather straps across the face the sweet chains that hold it together on the top and the huge fins that give the whole piece an abstract and fantasy touch.

Inspired by the headpiece I thought of a basic black look to let the headpiece stick out even more. I kept opening boxes and got one surprise after another…

That will be a few more posts in the future I guess *giggles*

The next part what fell in my hands was the “Biker Chest” from May’s Soul. I just used the collar part and skipped the shoulder pads for this post, that belong to the whole pack. With the long leather fringes it definitely made an interesting accessory.

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Now the difficulties began… since I am not a friend of being naked without a reason for styling posts, I had to find pants and a top that fits under that great collar. Pants was realtivly easy as I love my leather leggings from Maitreya. For the shoes I decided to go with the “Bella Heels” from KC for the slink high mesh feet. The shoes come with a HUD, that lets you choose from different colors for the metals and the shoe.

Now I still needed a top or a jacket that does not interfere with the long fringes of the collar. I guess, I tried about 20 before I came across the “Leather Asymetrical Jacket” from ISON.

Β It matched perfectly to the while look and added a slightly elegant touch to it πŸ™‚

Last but not least I chose something for my hands to break the black. The “Ringblume” hand accessories from FORMANAILS.

Now before I am done for today, I would like to drag your focus on the poses I used today. The poses are all made of Linda Reddevil. She recently opened her store Devilish Poses and makes some amazing runway poses. They are somewhat special and a little bot more out of the box that usual. I like them very much as they totally go along with my feeling for modern and fresh posing πŸ˜‰

After all the looks is kinda modern, elegant and dark abstract… exactly what I like πŸ˜‰

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Details

Top: ISON – “Leather Asymmetrical Jacket”

Pants: Maitreya – “Leather Skinny Pants”

Shoes: .::KC::. “Bella”

Collar: May’s Soul – Biker Chest”

Hand Jewelry: FORMANAILS – “Ringblume-2”

Head Piece: Black Pearl – “Luminea”

Hair: Baiastice – “Spagna”

Makeup: Arise – “Scale Facetattoo” & Corvus – “Fighter Eyeshadow”

Lipstick: blackliquid – “Lip Line”

Poses: Devilish Poses

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Mila is back!!! – News from SoliDea FoliEs

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Mila Tatham, owner and designer of SoliDea FoliEs, is back with some amazing news!

Today I have the great honor and pleasure to showcase 2 of her newest releases.

I would like to start with the “Becca” outfit. The outfit contains the wonderful long sleeved top. The shoulders are free and with the bell bottom sleeve shape it totally is a piece to add for your wardrobe. The wrapped/ruffled skirt gives a sexy but as well cool urban touch to the while look.

The wonderful hair, that matched so perfectly was made by EMO-tions. The “Agneta” hairstyle with the great hairband as well comes with the amazing headpiece, earrings and choker(not worn in this post) The hair band can be color changed via the HUD.

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The second outfit for today would be the new “Alexis” dress.

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This amazing long dress – Mila must have spent hours to make it that amazing and realistic! – is a definite eye catcher! It reaches down over the knees and with the puffy arm sleeves and the amazing wide and high neck collar it will turn heads where ever you go.

To match the “Alexis” dress, SoliDea FoliEs offers the “Alexis” hat. A sweet flower, surrounded by huge, twisted tendrils.

To complete the look I just added the awesome “Frida” hair from EMO-tions and some cool winter ready boots made by “Pixelfashion.

The outfits are available in more colors than just black πŸ˜‰ To see all of them please take a ride to the new SoliDea FoliEs main store. The whole sim got remodeled and Mila built an awesome new store to it πŸ™‚

SoliDea FoliEs Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SaliMar/146/132/503

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Details

Look 1:

Outfit: SoliDea FoliEs – “Becca” – NEW

Hair (incl earrings & headpiece): EMO-tions – “Agneta”

Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 18”

Look 2:

Outfit: SoliDea FoliEs – “Alexis” – NEW

Hat: SoliDea FoliEs – “Alexis Hat” – NEW

Shoes: Pixelfashion – “Sandy”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Frida”

Makeup: Zibska – “Ltd Noir 18”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Circus! – Faster Pussycat meets Machoire

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I have no clue how this idea was born…

That was one of the moments when you go over your wardrobe and try to find some inspiration πŸ˜‰

I wanted to do something special for the new “Ganta Heels” from Machoire.

The heels are not only shoes, they are an art piece, so they needed something extraordinary. What could be for such an idea the something from Faster Pussycat!

I saw the “Hydra” outfit during the popstars show at the 24 event last weekend and fell immediately in love with it, A corset paired with a two-part harness and those exciting, wild horn parts covering the waits and chest. There is as well a headpiece matching to them, which I did not use for today’s pictures.

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The beautiful and strong-looking tattoo is one of the newest releases from White Widow.Β  Julie Hastings made this one as her contribution to the ‘anyBODY – for applier lovers‘ event.

The while look had kinda a burlesque or even vintage circus feeling and so I was trying to make some pictures in that direction. The poses certainly had to be different for that too as I wanted to highlight the whole look. It is not always easy to drag the focus on shoes if you want to showcase the outfit as well πŸ˜‰

The amazing, cool hair was made by Mirja Mills, owner and designer of EMO-tions.

I have a weakness for circus themes anyways especially the more vintage ones, so this pictures really were a lot of fun πŸ™‚

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Details

Outfit: Faster Pussycat – “Hydra”

Shoes: Machoire – “Ganta Heels” – NEW

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Focus” – NEW (@ anyBODY)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Alicia”

Nail Polish: Nailed It! – “Diva Set”

Mesh Body, Hands & Feet: Slink

Poses: .Infiniti. – “Contort”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Forrest Fantasies

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Today I again have a special series of pictures again.

In the past I was not really thinking a lot when I made my pictures for my blog, I just had a certain feeling and tried to follow that. I go with my buts and kinda try to put them on a visual level.

Lately, I felt more and more requirements to my self when it comes to my pictures. It is like I would see it from a different point of view now. When John told me, my pictures would be art… I totally was surprised as I never saw it that way.

When the current round of the Windlight Gallery opened, I again was allowed to meet Bryn Oh, kinda THE idol of my Second Life when it comes to art. She was so nice and kind and had a few very nice words about my pics and as well gave me some advice. That so made my day, I cannot even tell. Do you know that feeling if you admire someone and then exactly those person tells you your work is not bad and as well gives you some advice and tricks? – Priceless!!!

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I always loved the ides to kinda blend the model into the background. If the subject of a picture is more part of the whole picture, than standing alone in the front. Certainly, there is purposes for that as well like for pure fashion blogging.

When I put on the “Dryad” outfit from !gO!, I immediately saw a forrest/wood fantasy picture in my mind. This dress is nature and art by itself and so I just tried to go on with some pieces to enhance the look.

The hair is the wonderful “Genesis” hair from EMO-tions and the “Laerlorn” headpiece was made by Wicca’s Wardrobe.

When I styled the look I all of a sudden remembered, that way in the past a designer made a wooden skin overly for an outfit of the Claim the Fame contest. The tattoo was made by Vengeful Threads.

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Details

Outfit: !gO! – Dryad”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Genesis”

Skin Overlay: Vengeful Threads – “Wood Skin Overlay” (part of an outfit)

Makeup: Zibska – “Joss 06” & [K] – “Black Magic Eyeliner”

Shoes: Azoury – “Sauvage Heels” (Gacha)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Zibska Showcase for Eclipse Magazine

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Outfit: Zibska – “Plaisance Deux”

Shoes: Zibska – “Svanhildr”

Hair: Zibska – “Hyperion”

Brows: Zibska – “Valle Brows”

Makeup: Zibska – “Alinda Solo – Blue”

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Outfit: Zibska – “Corvo”

Shoes: Zibska – “Vega”

Hair:Β Zibska – “Darla Deux”

Jewelry:Β Zibska – “Azuvah”

Headpiece: ZibskaΒ  – “Sentinel”

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No.1”

Makeup:Β Zibska – “Ltd Noir 14”

Photographer: Tempest Rosca

Model & Stylist: Wicca Merlin