Summer Trend 2016 – Denim Shorties (featured in Eclipse Magazine July 2016)

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Look #1

When Trouble asked me, if I would like to do a few pics for the upcoming (just released) Eclipse Magazine, I just said yes without even thinking about actual summer trends, as I really do love to take pictures and work with magazines. Then he immediately asked me, what summer trend I would like to go for… I did not look over all the summer trends the past few days, so I jumped to google to be informed before I choose.

While I was looking over all the amazing summer trends something immediately caught my eyes… Denim Shorties! All kind of shorts, mini skirts, used, with fringes and what not… That sounds like fun!

I told Trouble about my idea and he seemed to like it. First I thought this would be easy as I really do like denim in RL and SL, but I shall discover soon it sounded easier that it was in the end…

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Look #2

So first of all, I looked through my inventory what kind of shorts, shorties and mini skirts in denim I would find – hell I had no clue how many non useful things I have when I type ‘denim’ in the search of my inventory…

Β Most of my favourite denim things are still layers and I did not wanna use old layer items this time… and the next problem – a usual problem with mesh items – sometimes different mesh parts do not fit over each other.

But after some serious searching, I found a handful denim shorties, which I totally love. Now I just need to style them. Because I was told so often, I always only do extreme styles and mostly dark and gothic looking ones, I wanted to do 5 totally different styles for this little spread in the Eclipse Magazine.

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Look #3

For my first idea – Look number 1 –Β  I started with the “Booty Shorts” from [M.o.w] together with the “Havana” short and head wrap from [sys], the first look went to a more boho type of style. For the accessories I went with the “Vilma” earrings and the “Sile” necklace from Kunglers paired with the “Wooden Bracelet” from artilleri.

Look number 2 is based on the “Briony Shorts” from Erratic. For that look I was inspired by a picture I saw from a country side advert, which told about the great lake sides in germany πŸ˜‰ To achieve the summer casual look, I added the “Polly” top from Asia Rae and the amazing summer floppy “Laila” hat made by Zibska. For the shoes I chose the “Tropicana” wedges we made for Wicca’s Wardrobe (Yes Grand, we did that.. once *snickers*) The look I was going for,was something trendy, summer looking and as well something simple and kinda ‘girl next door’ looking.

The 3rd look, I wanted to do something more fashion forward in a hipster or clubbing look. I started off with the “Wendy Denim Skirt” made by GizzA. A super short denim mini skirt. First I added the “Dead Romance” tank from Mon Cheri, a tank I used for various styles already as it is a perfect top to go for many different looks and the sizes are made amazingly with the thought to wear something underneath. The mega trendy “Pulsar” glasses and backpack certainly come from [sys], the home for unusual and futuristic designs πŸ˜‰ The cool boots I found at Stelloane.

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Look #4

For Look number 4 I wanted something that I would wear RL as well. Some loosely casual but trendy and chic. something I would use for shopping or just go to the university or drink a coffee out with some friends. I always liked the ‘college girl’ look even if I am not in that age anymore πŸ˜‰ The “Boyfriend Jeans Shorts” made by Maitreya, are one of my long time favourites. With their loosely fit they are a great everyday wear. I combined them with the “Liliana Top” from Glam Affair and put on the “Batschkapp” we made as a gift for the Indie Teepee event. Even if I like all 5 looks that might be my personal favourite out of them πŸ˜‰

My 5th and last look is some more native and maybe gypsy looking. The idea came out of some pictures I saw of american native fashion trends. The denim shorties for this style come from GizzA. The “Loose Denim Short” was a perfect start for the idea I wanted to go for. With the lightly dirty looking fabric and the ripped trims it was just perfect to add a more simple, and light top. The “Julia” top from Asteria perfectly went with the shorts and kinda put them more in the focus. The cool necklace was one of the first original mesh releases from PurpleMoon and the incredible hat and back bag again came from [sys].

It was great fun to explore and try different things for this special spread of denim shorties and I have to admit, I found some goodies in my inventory, which I already forgot that I have them πŸ˜‰

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Look #5

Β Details

Look #1:
Pants: [M.o.w] – “Booty Shorts”
Top: [sYs] – “HAVANA shirt”
Headpiece: [sYs] – “HAVANA headwra”
Jewelry 1: Kunglers – “Sile necklace”
Jewelry 2: Kunglers – “Vilma earrings”
Jewelry 3: /artilleri/ – “wooden bracelet”

Look #2:
Pants: erratic – “Briony”
Top: Asia Rae – “Polly Top”
Headpiece: Zibska – “Laila Hat”
Bag: [sYs] – “Leaf Bag”
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Summertime Easy Living”
Glasses: Glamistry – “Sunglasses PU2004”
Hair: LeLutka – “Vibrato”

Look #3:
Skirt: GizzA – “Wendy Denim Skirt”
Top: Mon Cheri – “Dead Romance Tank”
Shoes: Stelloane – “Heloise Boots”
Bag: [sYs] – “PULSAR Backpack”
Jewelry 1: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”
Jewelry 2: Real Evil – “Dark Queen Bracelets”
Glasses: [sYs] – “PULSAR Sunglasses”
Hair: BURLEY – “Sirah”

Look #4:
Pants: Maitreya – “Faded BF Jeans Shorts”
Top: Glam Affair – “Liliana Top”
Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Batschkapp”
Bag: SEY – “Bucket Bag”
Jewelry 1: Kosh– “Multiplex Necklace”
Jewelry 2: E-Clipse – “Fiocco Watch”
Hair: Exile – “Jill”
Glasses: HAYSURIZA – “Eyewear Kyoto”

Look #5:
Pants: GizzA – “Loose Denim Short”
Top: Asteria – “Julia Top”
Headpiece: [sYs] – “PANAMA hat”
Bag: [sYs] – “PANAMA bag”
Jewelry 1: PurpleMoon – “Montana Necklace”
Jewelry 2: Primagine – “Cascade Bracelet”
Hair: no.match – “No.Why?”

Eclipse Magazine: HERE

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe – Our first rigged, original Clothing Piece!

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Today I have a very special reason for my post… a very special vest for a very special friend!

Many of you might know we are doing original mesh accessories for quite some time now but we never had a rigged clothing part yet… until now πŸ™‚

I am very happy that I can announce we are now able to even make rigged original clothing!

What makes it even more special for me is that our first design was made for a very special Lady!

Zoomy Bluebird, our reigning Miss CoC 2015.

And even that contest is the reason for our new “Zoomy Vest”.

It was not even long time planned, that we make something for Zoomy. We were working on the national costume for Miss SL Poland 2015 (yes, that one will be showcased soon too I just need to finish the pics :p) when Zoomy was in my IMs and told me she was searching for a cropped vest for one of her finale stylings. She said she looked already for quite some time and could not find what she wanted or the vest was not cooperating with the rest of her styling. The more we talked the more I got an idea, but I did not dare to ask her about as I did not wanna bother or obrude her tooΒ  much. Then she all of sudden said she never would dare to ask me to make one, as she would know I would be busy with the gown anyways. You cannot imagine my smile in that moment… Zoomy was always a very dear friend to me over time, a crazy sister in mind and someone who always understood my weirdness. So you can imagine which honor it would be to create a piece for such an amazing woman!

So I told her that I would LOVE to design something for her, but that I have to ask Veo and Red as well. We are a team in creating and already were working on other designs so I could not decide that on my own. I was very nervous what Veo would say about it though.

Next day as soon as I saw him, I jumped on him, making super puppy eyes and told him about the idea for Zoomy’s cropped vest. I scribbled my idea on a piece of paper and showed him and he just nodded and said “Oh yeah we can do that”.

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(Picture by Zoomy Bluebird)

Β You can imagine, it did not too even one second to jump back in Zoomy’s IM and tell her the good news.

With her special style, the vest had to be in a certain look to mactch the rest of the styling.

So while i was finishing the gown for JJ, Veo worked on the vest and not too much later I got my favourite IM from him that said “I guess I am done!”

When he uploaded it and showed it to me I had goosebumps… that was exactly what I had in mind and it was fully rigged and everything!

The “ZoomyVest” was born!

I grabbed it and immediately went to Photoshop to make the textures. Like you can see the styling was extremely colorful and wild so the vest had to match in there. I made 3 different textures and as it ould have been fate one even was close to the pants, which I never saw before πŸ˜‰

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Besides the 3 colors for Zoomy I already made some more, because I totally fell in love with that vest :p.

So we just had to get Zoomy to kinda custom tailor the vest onto her body with the dress under it, that again was a huge fun time when we were all standing on the platform and uploaded a bunch of different sizes until we had got it right ;). Somehow it felt like a real fitting for a super model*giggles*

Β It was a very special moment for me and as well for us all at Wicca’s Wardrobe. When Zoomy then, a few days later even won the Miss CoC 2015, you can imagine how much we were excited and happy.

And now I am even more happy, that I may announce that the “Zoomy Vest” now is in store in 8 different textures to match as many different looks s you can imagine from casual to steampunk and even to the zoomylishious new style trend KAWA Couture!

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Details

Vest: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Zoomy Vest” /Polka Dots Red – NEW (original mesh)

Pants: LeeZu – “Heather Hotpants” /white

Shoes: [GOS] – “Burlesque”

Top: Simone! Design – “White Top”

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Glasses: /artilleri/ – “Gabriella Glasses” /white

Bracelet: Digital Eyes – “Plastic Bracelet”

Hair: enVOGUE – “Clarissa”

Tattoo: White Widow – “Midnight in Paris”

Nails: Nailed It! – “Valentines 2015 Set”

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Colorful Scary – Dia de los Muertos

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Today I am very happy, that I can have a post like this πŸ™‚

If you work a lot and always run behind deadlines, you need moments where you can just relax and have fun. The beginning ofΒ  this week requested exactly this and I was so happy when I saw Sazzy online. We talked about future plans and some amazing news which soon will be ready for official release (still working on the press release…) and then we had the ideas of making som fun pictures.

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We were going over our inventories and tried to find a theme that we both could style up, when we stumbled over some amazing outfits from [AD] Creation.

I was putting on the “WP Mesh Dress” while Sazzy tried the “Bluered Nesh Corset Dress”.

Mine was more like a corset/ pants combination even if the pants have very wide sleeves, I loves my pants πŸ˜‰

Those 2 outfits are both part of the Calavera Mini Collection 2014 of [AD] Creations.

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The Calaveras are originally skeletons made out of papier-mache, gypsum or sugar, which are placed in shops and sown the streets during the 31st of October and the 2nd of November. That is the time of the Dia de los Muertos, one of the most important holidays in Mexico.

The Dia de los Muertos are no sad days they are more the festive days. After old mexican traditions the dead people come back once a year to the end of the harvest season and celebrate together with the living a happy reunion with music, food and dance.

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To the outfits we are wearing 2 of the amazing CalaveraΒ  makeups that Aliza Karu, owner and designer of [AD] Creations, made for those beautiful outfits. They kinda showcase the typical Cavalera face ornaments very colorful and artistic.

I added some horns I got as well from [AD] Creations.

Sazzy had some super sugar skulls left we used as props and it was great fun to just style away in a lightly scary way and so some pics together. There was not a special reason we ha to do it, or something we had to showcase it just was kinda like 2 girls playing around with their inventory πŸ˜‰

Thank you Sazzy for doing this with me and spend all the wonderful time with me πŸ˜‰

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Sazzy’s Style:

Dress: [AD] Creations – “Blured Mesh Corset Dress”

Makeup: [AD] Creations – “Calavera Suger Skull Makeup 3”

Lipstick: Essences – “Hangover Lipstick 03”

Hair: booN – “NYN116”

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – “Hand Jewelry – Bali Gypsy R”

Headpiece: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Amara” (color modified)

Tattoo: artilleri – “Old SCchool 2”

Wicca’s Style:

Outfit: [AD] Creations – “WP Mesh Dress”

Horns & Mask: [AD] Creations – “SE Horns & Mask”

Makeup: [AD] Creations – “Calavera Sugar Skull Makeup 2”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Red 2”

Hair: booN – “TUN247”

Gloves: Wicca’s WardrobeΒ  – “Arachne GLoves” (part of the outfit)

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Locked Heels ]black]”

Tattoo: v3 – “Outlaw”

Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: Mother Earth

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TUNES

Mother Earth (Within Temptation)

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

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

With every breath
And all the choices that we make
We are only passing through
on her way
I find my strength
Believing that their souls live on
Until the end of time
I’ll carry them with me

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Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
A new beginning always starts
at the end
Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
Until the end of time
She goes her way

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Details

Dress: House of Dragovar – “Goblin’s Greed” (mesh)

Vines: Wunderlich – “Ivy-Moss”

Hair: Caverna Obscura – “Sylvani-Twiggy”

Face Decor: 22769 – “Dryad Head Piece” – NEW (L’accessoire)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Makeup Artist – “Lua’s Elegance”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Tintable”

Bracelets: artilleri – “Wooden Bracelets”

Ears: Illusion – “Fairy Ears”

Collar: CatniP – “Enslaved Collar”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

“College girl is on vacation” Mood…

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Lately I was talking to Jezzixa Cazalet, who works for Prism since I can think of. After some other stuff, she told me very excited that she made her first own outfit and released it at Prism. Jezzixa was doing tutorials about seamless textures and in that process she started to make her own outfit to as well use them. Her first one was the “Diane Floral Dress” dress. A wonderful short mesh dress with matching shoes. The amazing spring pattern is available in different colors. I could not resist to mix and match around again so the shoes got lost in the process and I hope Jezzixa will not cut off my head for skipping the flat spring ballerinas πŸ˜‰ Instead I used the “Studded Long Boots” from J’s. I have no clue why but I all of a sudden was in a “College girl is on vacation” mood and the idea of a girl that explores the world came to my mind. For sure you cannot explore the world in just a short dress.. what if you crouch or sit down in a non ladylike way… so I added the “LaLun Tights” from LeeZu. What else is part of a good tourist… ah I needed a bag for maybe some souvenirs and for sure a camera to bring back all the lovely moments I had during my trip πŸ˜‰ Since it is springtime I wanted one of this huge floppy hats and some vintage sunglasses. For the glasses I fast found the right ones, the “Oversized Sunglasses” from Izzie’s. For the hat I was running around like crazy to find something that goes with the dress but I did not find the right color of the hat together with the right one for the headband. In the end I ran into Kyra Camels IM, owner and designer of Baboom, because she had this amazing floppy hat for the TRPH #4. She told me to come over that she can see the styling and the colors and immediately started to make me that matching hat to my outfit πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed my little “mind trip” πŸ˜‰

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Details

Dress: Prism (by Jezzixa Cazalet) – “Diane Floral Dress” – NEW (mesh)

Leggings: LeeZu -“LaLun Tights”

Shoes: J’s – “Studded Long Boots” (mesh)

Hat: Baboom – “Summer Floppy Hat” – NEW (mesh, customized)

Bag: HOC – “Leather Messenger Bag”

Glasses: Ittzie’s – “Oversized Sunglasses” (mesh)

Bracelets: artilleri – “Wooden Bracelets”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Silken Moon – “SM Eclipse Soft Eye Washed” & “SM Eclipse Color Eye Silver”

Lipstick: Makeup Artist – “Lua’s Elegance Lip Stain”

Poses: -.label motion.- – “Berry Poses” (TDF)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Etchaflech & Voluptia featured in the Maniera Magazine

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For the actual Maniera Magazine December 2012 (http://manierasl.mymaniera.com/) I had the great honor to be featured in a wonderful fashion spread of Lovely Miwako. She made a special corset themed article about how different corsets can look.

We all got sent different corsets from Etchaflesh and Voluptia and Lovely asked us to style them in a vintage non typical lingerie manner. As well she wanted us all to choose one tattoo that we wear through the whole spread.

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For the first picture Lovely placed me on the floor besides SterlingZen. The corset I was wearing for this picture came from Voluptia and everyone that knows me… I am a corset addicted even in RL, so to style the corset in a non lingerie way for me was like if you tell me I just won in a lottery *grins*

I love a lot the different vontage stylings from the 50’s to the 80’s ( it still scares me that 80’s are called vintage now too^^) and so I was going for my favourite urban look as well with the heavy boots and the tattoos and some fishnet stockings and torned stockings. The huge glasses and the pinup hair added the perfect finish for the look in my view.

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On this picture, I had the great pleaure to be with Katherine Comet a wonderful and classy Lady that shines at my side with a wonderful corset styling that reminded me a lot on the old racing pinups I saw so many times on that collectable retro/vintage, metal signs from coke or even others… not sure how they are called in english, mostly you find them in bars πŸ™‚

For the second look I was given the corset and the sneaker boots from Etchaflech. I added the neck corset as well from Etchaflesh, pantys and garterbelt from Maitreya.

Lovely did an amazing job in putting different ladies, diffrent looks and attitudes together to show a wide range of what corsets can do… weither of elgant, grunge, rocker, lingerie, vintage or burlesque… as different as we ladies are as different corsets can be used for anykind of styling, that you can think of πŸ™‚

Details

Style 1 (left):

Corset/Outfit: Voluptia – “Domina Lust Catsuit”

Hair: Plume – “Retro” /onyx

Earrings: Ticky Tacky – “Lick Me!”

Gloves: LouLou – “Crepsule”

Glasses: artilleri – “Gabriella”

Nails: Formanails – “Stiletto”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Wicca van Teese

Boots: Slink – “Tall Leather Boots” (mesh)

Tattoo: v3 Tattoo – “Nothing but Hate” & “Outlaw”

Style 2 (left):

Corset: Voluptia – “Precious” (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Wicca van Teese

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /mauve

Fishnetstockings: Thalia – “Fishnet Pantyhose”

Jewelry: YS&YS – “Afrika”

Boots: [GOS] – “Triumph” (mesh)

Piercing: ni.ju – “Monroe Piercing”

Glasses: LeeZu – “Twiggy” (mesh)

Nails: Love Soul – “Retro Girl”

Stockings: insanya – “Stockings and Kneesocks n.4”

Tattoo: v3 Tattoo – “Nothing but Hate” & “Outlaw”

Panty: Maitreya – “High Waist Pants Low Vintage”

Style 3 (right):

Corset: Etchaflesh – “Sick Bubblegum” (mesh)

Shoes: Etchaflesh – “Midnight Sneaker Boots” (mesh)

Neck Corset: Etchaflesh – “Kalima Neck Corset” (mesh)

Garters & Stockings: Maitreya – “Allure Girdle”

Panty: Maitreya – “High Waist Pants”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /Wicca van Teese

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca” /mauve

Tattoo: v3 Tattoo – “Nothing but Hate” & “Outlaw”

Jewelry: Ticky Tacky – “Hoopty Hoops of Love”

All Pics by Lovely Miwako for Maniera Magazine

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