Crumble from Reality

TUNES

Twilight falls on withering flesh
Muffled sighs one final breath
Darkness creeps in to make her claim
Now flows the demon in your veins
She lets the world fall from me
Crumble from reality
There she walks with feet unmoving
Eternally…

[- Beloved Enemy -]

Clothing

Top: [CX] – “Hellshine Top – Black” (Maitreya Petite) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Pants: [CX] – “Hellshine Leggings – Black Ombre” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // June 2021

Shoes: cinphul – “ravage stilletos” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Earrings Mads Human EvoX” – NEW @ Kinky // June 2021

Gloves: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Ronka} Arm Fades” (BoM)

Nails (Hands): L’Emporio&PL – “*My Nails* – Graphic Glass” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW @ The Darkness // July

Nails (Feet): L’Emporio&PL – “~Damned Claws~ High Feet” (Maitreya)

Spine: //Naberius// – “Spinal Tap *gunmetal* F” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Knox”

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Face Wounds (incl. Ears): A.D.D.Andel! – “The Virus – Face-Both” (LeL. EvoX BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Teeth: [CX] – “Strigoi’s Fangs Silver Type.1 ( Size E / Wider)”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3” + “Lara Add-On Petite V1.1”

Tattoo 1: .: Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Eve Rose” (BoM) – NEW @ Kinky // June 2021

Tattoo 2: Lilithe – “Zorya Tattoos – Fresh [No Face]” (BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Wounds: A.D.D.Andel! – “The Virus: The Spread – Full Body” (BoM) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // June 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: Acrid. – “Backdrop the last Stones 1”

Poses: Foxcity

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Angels & Demons – Part 1

Originally shot for Eclipse Magazine // June 2021 Page 159-168 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_june_2021

TUNES

Dreams, sensations you prove
Are taken from nature
You find those emotions are true in your mind
Fight against the kingdom of fear
Sooner or later they’ll try to convince you are wrong
But I’m sure,
We’re just
Crawling angels and demons disguised
The truth you don’t know so try to be sure
When your angels and demons arise
Face the truth, God is not love!
Feel as fluid as life,
Love is a rainbow
As much as it seems to be real
It’s all in your mind
[- Angra -]
Clothing

Harness: [CX] – “Ophanim Harness – White” (Maitreya)

Lingerie: {le fil casse} – “Chanelle Teddy Bodysuit” (Maitreya)

Gloves: [CX] – The Iron Maiden Gloves – White” (Maitreya)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Kate Thigh High Boots”

Accessories

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

Collar: .:Avanti:. – “Nayomi Collar”

Nails: L’Emporio&PL – “Scripta Manent – Classic” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “Water Lily – Flowing – B+W” (Gacha, Common)

Face Art:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Avalon 3.0″

Ears: BoD – “Sasha Crosses Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose (incl. White Wings): Rose & Thorn Poses – “To Save my Soul”

Backdrop: Rose & Thorn Poses – “Hell to Heaven”

Models & Stylists

Wicca Merlin & Skye Nefekalum (for His look you need to poke him *winks*)

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Open mind for a different view…

TUNES

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words, I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

[- Metallica // Covered by Apocalyptica -]

Clothing

Top: duckie – “unleash white” (Maitreya)

Pants: .: ryvolter x nu :. – “Marly Distressed Shorts” (Maitreya)

Shoes: AsteroidBox – “Obsidian Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Flower Deco: cinphul – “spider lilly [hairstick set]”

Forehead: Wicca’s Originals – “Lita Bindi” (Unrigged)

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

Collar: +AH+ – “Pampering Collar 1.2” (Unrigged)

Piercings: Wicca’s Originals – “Iridas Piercing” (Maitreya)

Finger Bandages: L’Emporio&PL – “Kick It” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Eve” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Felicia (A)”

Face Art 1:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Face Art 2:  Nefekalum Tattoos – “Promethan Tone 01 90% Mirror” (Lel. EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Light Live this Moment vBlack” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: .:Tribal Tuesday:. – “The Cello (Setup) F” (Bento, used a different chair)

Backdrop: FOXCITY – “Photo Booth – Lost City”

Chair: FOXCITY – “Spot On – Plexi Chair”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

They’re all around me…

TUNES

I cannot stop this sickness taking over
It takes control and drags me into nowhere
I need your help, I can’t fight this forever
I know you’re watching
I can feel you out there
[- Starset -]

OMG… I made it into cinphul’s blogger team!!! For those who know me you might imagine what honor that was for me. I love cinphul and not only blogged them once before. I am a fan for years 🙂 Their dark and special view of “life” are right down my alley – I love the unusual and if it goes dark, creepy and sexy I am all for it!

Today for my first official cinphul post I want to highlight a few of their amazing designs. First of all the amazing “STQ [armor + boots set”, an amazing set of  3 parts to wear – rigged boots for Maitreya, Kupra/Lups, Legacy (male & female), Signature Alice/Gianni/Geralt, Belleza Freya/Jake and Slink Original/Hourglass/Male and 2 unrigged parts for the shoulders and the waist, which you can resize to your needs. As well in the pack you will find a 5 Color Texture HUD.

I truly love the shape and textures a lot, the first imagination I had, was the Xenomorph Alien made by H.R. Giger. I adore the Giger art, so it was no wonder that I fell in love with that amazing set from cinphul, which could easily fit into one of the Alien movies as a costume. Certainly I had to do a picture in that style as an homage to H.R. Giger as well as a tribute to cinphul 😉

For the picture I used more than just that amazing armor set from cinphul… that cool “temperance mask” as well was made by cinphul  – I got it last year on the Cyberfair – I just could not pass it by. That incredible details in the mesh and on the textures caught my heart in the moment I saw it. For the most part of the my scene I used a cinphul creation as well. It is a newer release called “azrexok” and I found it at one of the weekend sales recently and certainly had to get it. It contains two different pieces which you can resize or recolor with the HUD to red, black or silver. Since it is a new release you can find it now at the main store as well, just at the full price again 😉

cinphul has so much more to showcase and I am working on their newest release for the ACCESS Cyberfair at the moment – you will be amazed how incredible cool cinphul interprets the cyber genre as well!

Clothing

Shoulder Piece: cinphul – “STQ [armor.chest.f” (Unrigged, Part of the Set)

Waist Piece: cinphul – ” STQ [armor.waist]” (Unrigged, Part of the Set)

Outfit: [CX] – “Osseus Species Corset – Monotone” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: cinphul – “STQ [boots]” (Maitreya, Part of the Set)

Accessories

Bindi: RichB. – “The Third Eye” (Unrigged)

Mask: cinphul – ” temperance [mask]”

Collar: [CX] – “Osseus Species Collar – Onyx” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Claw Dark” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [NYNE] – “Glynis”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger #01” (EvoX BoM, Materials)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “EvoX Avalon 3.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Withered Berzerker Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Python (Black)” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ Abnormality // June 2021 /(starts at June 7th)

Hands: [Cubic Cherry] – “Infection vol2 – wounds hands Black” (BoM, Materials) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // May 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses (incl Cables): Black Cat Creations – “Feeded FATPACK” (Bento)

Deco 1: cinphul – “azrexok [alien decor set]”

Deco 2: Walton R. Wainwright – “NECROTIZE – Regular Booth” & “NECROTIZE – Sponsor Booth” & “NECROTIZE Group Gift container” (not for sale)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“Well, everything’s a lesson, isn’t it?”

TUNES

“There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry. The Korova Milkbar was a milk-plus mesto, and you may, O my brothers, have forgotten what these mestos were like, things changing so skorry these days, and everybody very quick to forget, newspapers not being read much neither.”

[- Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange  -]

I do not know how that happened but when I was ready dressed, ,I instantly got a Clockwork Orange feeling. I do love that movie, but didn’t see it for along time. So when I sat down and started to post work those pictures I had to watch it again to get the right feeling for it *grins* That ideas obviously was the reason why I added the bloody bat to my look and put myself in that grunge backyard. I started with the super cool “Nova Overalls” outfit from AsteroidBox, when I realized that they as well do have new shoes that completely fit to that outfit. While I was playing with the huge HUD and all its possibilities (maaany different textures and as well you can hide the shirt!) I discovered the striped version and remembered, that I had gloves that had a stripe option as well from {PSYCHO:Byts}. Certainly I needed some finger bandages as well to get the cool side of the “droogies” look. While I was looking through my L’Emporio Folder for those finger bandages, I saw that they had so cool new releases as well and the hat totally fit into my look – the cool collar as well! If I had planned to mix and match so many of my favorite designers I never would have made it, but this time it fell into place so easily… I have no clue how that happened, but I love it!

As soon as I put on that mega amazing veil from Nefekalum Tattoos (yes – it really is a tattoo with materials!) I did know I have to find those sharp kinda trademark lashes, which Alex had on just one eye in the movie – I found that at Shiny Stuffs. sadly I could not apply it just to one eye, like it originally was on the left eye only.

It didn’t happen for a long time that the imagination for a picture or story came so fast to my mind, after putting on just the first 2 or 3 items and I really enjoyed my journey in the past with that movie again. I have to say it again seemed very up-to-date to our times at the moment if you get the essence of that movie – that felt kinda scary, but I do believe in the human race to not make the future as dark again as it was in the past!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox  – “Nova Overalls” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Anthem // February 2021

Gloves: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Riot Kidz” (Maitreya)

Shoes: AsteroidBox  – “Max Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Kustom 9 // February 2021

Accessories

Hat: L’Emporio&PL – “*Bullet Top Hat” – NEW @ Mainstore

Lip Deco incl. Tattoo: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Razor Wound Mouth” (Gacha, Rare)

Collar: L’Emporio&PL – “*Disorder*:: -Choker- f.” – NEW @ Man Cave Event // February 2021

Finger Wraps: L’Emporio&PL – “*Kick It*” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: [CX] – “Fallen Filth Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Magika – “Irene”

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Veil (Black)” (BoM, materials enabled) – NEW @ Mainstore

Eye Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” (BoM, Materials enabled)

Lip: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Deadly/Virtues – Mouth Justice” (BoM, Gacha, Common)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Zora 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Sarah Eyes” (LeLUTKA Applier)

Lashes: ~Shiny Stuffs~ – “Lash Parade” (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Appliers)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Skin: YS&YS – “Kaylee”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Take Over” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Backdrop: .PALETO.Backdrop:. – “Stari Depozit”

Bat: SP– “Bloody Bat add P5” (Part of the Revenge Pose Set)

Matress: DRD – “Asylum – Asylum mattress blanket” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Silent Scream

TUNES

Silent Scream

[Akira Yamaoka]
Tell me all the things you see
Lately, I have come to dream
Of birdless skies, their silent cries
In this empty box, my heart is lost

Picture made for Eclipse Magazine July 2020 // https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_july_2020

Once blind by the fears we hide
Fragile like a wounded child
The maze of life, we fall behind
In this empty box, where your heart is lost
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper in your sleep
One day, when you run away
From all the pain that you face
You’re as lonely when you come to see
That the truth is never seen
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper in your sleep
Shame of memories when we fall asleep
Among the burning dreams
Make your feelings in the silent screams
When they whisper, “Come to me.”
Clothing
Dress: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Dress ( VIP )” (Maitreya, Gacha VIP Gift)
Panty: [CX] – “Sticky Bits Bottom” (Maitreya)
Shoes (incl. Blood Tattoo): Astralia – “Bloody Bandage Feet Accessory” (Maitreya, Maitreya Applier)
Accessories
Hat: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Hat ( VIP )” (Gacha VIP Gift)
Nails: Izzie’s – “Dirty Nails” (Maitreya Applier)
Collar: .:-CatniP-:. – Enslaved Collar ~ rough brown”
Head, Body & Tattoo
Head: [CX] – “Juggerknow Remake’18 Plain F”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.2”
Tattoo: Izzie’s – “Blood and Wounds dark” (BoM)
Arms (incl. Appliers): [CX] + Hotdog – “Krokodil Decay” (unrigged, Omega Applier)
Poses, Props & Tools
Background: [CX] – “Crucem Inverso”
Syringe: [CX] – “Vicious Vaccine – Syringe ( VIP )” (Gacha VIP Gift)
Wheelchair (incl. Poses): Poseidon – “Silent Heals”
Poses: Poseidon
Model & Photographer

Tainted Love

TUNES

Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
Run away I’ve got to
Get away
From the pain you drive in the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I’ve lost my light
For I toss and turn I can’t sleep at night

[Soft Cell]

So many great dark news out there – I had not even a choice about not doing something with them *grins wickedly*

Let me start with that ultra cool tongue, pierced with a fish hook. Could be an accident or a fancy fetish, but in the end it is something I loved when I first saw it *snickers* The “Ziecklin’s tongue” is made by CerberusXing. The incredible details on the texture of the hook as well as the tongue make this definitely a must have for all who love the more creepy edge of  SL fashion and style. The Tongue is available in 4 different colors with or without RLV option.

As well from CerberusXing comes that amazing crotch piercing, that holds some delicate laces from the bottom belly downwards. CerberusXing collaborated with Ichigo for this special and super sexy design and with the HUD you get several color options, plus the ability to hide and show the laces as well as the clit piercing, that I did hide in my micro panties as I wanted to keep the post PG so you all can see all the new goodies. I will have a post for that piercing soon, which will be an adult only entrance then 😉

Lets take a closer look at all the goodies I found at the Aenigma event. The event is run the first time this month and already it has so many amazing designers showcasing their newest releases there. The cool face art is one of them. Made by ::moonshine::, it comes with appliers for Genus and Omega and with the new BoM layers. It as well contain a black half moon for your forehead which I skipped for todays post, because my bangs would have hidden most of it.

The kick-ass, cool earrings you can find at Aenigma too. I love barbwire stuffs anyways so the “Heart Security Earrings” from {PSYCHO:Byts} were a must have for me too. At the same event you will find the collar from unstable as well as the mega amazing tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos. I already said how much I love Sir Skye’s creativity and this time he outdid himself again. The “The Gift / Gave” tattoo concentrates on the front upper body and has a lot of stuff coming with it. In the box you will find the BoM layer for the tattoo, a Maitreya & Slink Applier, an Omega Advanced Applier and a materials only HUD. Sir Skye states: “Materials-Only appliers tend to be tricky depending on what body you are using. To achieve the best effects on any tattoos that seem “bumpy” in the ad, your best bet will be to use the “all together” version of an applier that applies both the tattoo and the materials to your mesh. Most bodies support this option. Bakes on Mesh users can still use materials-only to achieve the shine effects but the bumpier materials will be lost. ” About the materials eraser I guess I do not have to explain much as it simply helps you to remove the materials again fro your body. The tattoo is made with materials and if you want to see it in its full glory, you have to make sure you have a body that supports materials. I mean they still will work without but then you just miss half of the awesomeness. What you as well will find in your box is a materials eraser and a projector that highlights the tattoo at its best.

If you like the more dark side of life, you should take a look at the new Aenigma event, since their first round is called “Tainted Love” and there are so much more amazing designs to discover!

Clothing

Outfit: [CX] x Insomnia Angel – “Luvshuka w/Skirt [Black]”

Panties: [ abrasive ] – “Plastic Sweetheart Thing” (Maitreya)

Stockings: Sweet Thing – “Elizabeth Stockings Black [Footed]” (BoM)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Tera” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Earrings: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Heart Security – Earrings” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Piering 1: -SU!- – “Medusa Piercing (Group Gift)

Collar: unstable. – “Everlasting Devotion” – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Nipple Piercing: .ARISE. – “Pendant Piercing / 7”

Crotch Piercing: [CX] x Ichigo – “Yoni’s Passion” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Hentai Fair

Belly Chain: [CX] – “Mucronate Chains” (Maitreya)

Bracelets: Gemini – “Sis Bracelets” (Maitreya)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Beanie”

Face Art: ::moonshine:: – “Desdemona Tattoo” (BoM) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Nova 1.0”

Ears: [CX] – “Ostium Impaler Ears”

Tongue: [CX] – “Ziekling’s Tongue (Black)” – NEW @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.0.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Gift / Gave” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Aenigma // February/March 2020

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

Backdrop: Ex Machina – “Welcome Home – Asylum Photo Scene”

Chains: [Arch] Deco – “Box of Chains v1.0”

Bird: Hotdog – “Dead bird”

Spiders: NOMAD – “Spidey”

Moths: DISORDERLY. – “Dusty Ideas / EXTRA / Moths”

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The young Sansa Stark – My personal Vision

Yes, GoT is over and most of us didn’t like the end… I know BUT – I had no chance yet to post anything Got related, as I did not have the right mood nor the right items that inspired me or that I did not yet already saw posted many times 😉

When I was thinking about doing a Game of Thrones related post, I wanted to do something with an Arya inspired character first, but when I did wander over “The Final Winter” event, I came across that super nice outfit and those mega cute “Dire Pups” from Noxturnal. Another reason was, I wanted to do a post for the “Spencer” head from LeLutka and it has such a sweet and nice look to it, it would not have fit an Arya styled avatar. So what I could do to combine all those facts and still come to a result that I like… the solution was – Sansa Stark!

A young and innocent Sansa, that not yet was marked by life. I remembered, that there were 6 Direwolf puppies – one for each of the Stark kids, including John Snow. The more I was happy to see that Noxturnal even named them after the ones in the series. If my brain did not trick me the one Sansa got, was named Lady and there was a Lady puppy in the pack – that is the one my avatar carries on her arm, while Ghost, Summer, Grey Wind and Nymeria are sitting in front of me… Rickon already picked up Shaggy Dog *grins*

The situation, that did inspire me, was the one where Ned Stark found all the puppies when he was out with with 3 of his sons. I know Sansa wasn’t with them when they found the cute little direwolf babies, but this is my personal interpretation and my blog – so I can imagine and compose pictures like I want them to be *snickers*

Since I picked up so many things already from that event, I thought I could use the wonderful created and decorated sim as well for my pictures 😉 I was hiding behind the stalls in one of the corners and had my fun playing with the puppies. The event will last for a few more days and you should not miss to take a look either to shop a little bit or to make some pictures! They do have a huge dragon flying over the whole sim and if your desire goes more towards the Northern Wall even that you can find right at the entrance – not to mention the Dragon egg hunt thats going on as well – some designers did hide red, blue or green dragon eggs in their stalls with super gifts for all the hunters!

Clothing

Outfit: Orangerie – “Northern Outfit” (Maitreya)

Boots: friday – “Shadow Boots” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Final Winter

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Wasabi – “Dany” – NEW @ The Final Winter

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Spencer 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Puppies: [Noxturnal] – “Dire Wolf Pups of the North” (Animesh, Holdable & Decor) – NEW @ The Final Winter

Wolf: JIAN – “Wolf (Static – Lay L Sleep)”

Tree: {RW} – “Weirwood Tree”

Leaves: Orangerie – “Weirwood tree leaves (snowy)” – NEW @ The Final Winter

Location

The Final Winter

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

 

 

Jackie Skellington – A Tribute to Tim Burton

I’ve always been addicted to Tim Burton movies. Anyways if it was Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow or Sweeney Todd I do love them all and I saw them and all the others more than once! But I do love the most the “A Nightmare before Christmas” and the “Corpse Bride”. When I saw “A Nightmare before Christmas” the first time I instantly fell in love with Jack Skellington. I even had merchandising stuffs for my study equipment, bed linen and other stuffs in my room like poster and such. I do not why that clicked so bad but it did 😉 So I was so surprised when I was at CURELESS [+] and saw the Christmas Nightmare gacha – How I could miss that one?!? Certainly I had to have that no need to mention I never saw a more cool version for a female counter part of Jack Skellington.

It is hard to explain sometimes that you are not in a bad or dangerous mood if you do dark pictures. I know it might be more common to do colorful country side pictures in SL, but I discover more and more that SL has a dark, artistic fashion corner as well and the more I try the more I really do love it. When I was trained as a model or blogger in the past, people did not approve my styles or pictures to much – not because they were bad quality, more because they were not norm or mainstream conform. Back in the days when I started it was important to have at least more than 50% mainstream and RL fashion trends covered somehow, but the longer I was blogging the more I developed a feeling away from deadline duties and so called “rules” to follow. I wanted more freedom to express myself, to experiment with more than just fashion and I was sick and tired of all the same pictures over and over, without soul but only fashion information stuffed.

So I asked to be released off my blogger duties years ago and left blogger or sponsor groups, to have a fresh start and re-invent myself and my blogging/photography. For quite a while I did pictures without any sponsored designs and not for the purpose of design showcase only. I have to admit at that time it was needed to develop my picture skills and as well my blogging abilities. I thought a lot about what I felt and what I want to express, which I never did that intensive before. Before it was all about how many sponsors I can combine without looking like a clown, but still satisfy as many people and designers as I can with every post I did. It wasn’t bad all the time, but it is a different motivation and focus. Over the past 10 years of blogging, there was times where my pictures changed lightly, but most of the time they were sponsor focused only. After some time you feel a kinda burn out syndrome and past fun turns into work only.. and that killed my motivation at some point. I needed “fresh thoughts” if that makes sense. Pulling back was the right thing for me to do. For the past 1,5 years I started again to apply or take on sponsors/blogger duties, but not as many as I had before. I tried to not have just fashion pictures, I challenged myself to combine fashion with artsy touches and as well with feelings and emotions and sometimes even with a story behind the pictures. That as well made the decision easy, to not have one picture and a style card only, but to have a little picture series and sometimes a little story behind them, too.

I really got a whole new, different point of view about my blogging and the pictures. I still try to do showcases for designers and present their creations in the best light, but as well I try to bring my own twist and emotions – sometimes a little art as well – into the whole process 🙂 It brought back the fun for SL blogging and SL photography to me again and that I guess is all that matters… at least for me 😉

Clothing

Outfit: CURELESS [+] – “Christmas Nightmare / Skeleton Suit” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: CURELESS [+] – “Christmas Nightmare / Spiral Plats / Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Socks: CURELESS [+] – “Christmas Nightmare / Vamp Stockings / Black” (Maitreya, Gacha, Common)

Accessories

Animal: CURELESS [+] – “Christmas Nightmare /Ghost Puppy / White” (Gacha, Common)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Hat: no.match – “No.Scary”

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

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1”

Eyes: Clemmm – “I’m Tired / Black – Regular” (tinted darker)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: YS&YS – “Immortal Skin” (Maitreya & LeLutka Applier)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Thauron”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

:CP: – “Burton Tea Chair Striped”

:CP: – “Burton Rug”

:CP: – “Burton Tea Table”

:CP: – “Burton Tea Chandelier”

:CP: – “Burton Tea Cake Plate”

:CP: – “Burton Art – Arched Cat”

:CP: – “Burton Art – Pumpkin”

:CP: – “Burton Art – Hoot”

22769 – “Tentacle Wallart” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Limp Bookshelf Left” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Limp Bookshelf Right” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Tims Teddy Bear” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Tims Plant Black And White” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “This is Halloween” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Twisted Candle Holder” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Tea with Tim” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Jester Console” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Crazy for You

TUNES

Swaying room as the music starts
Strangers making the most of the dark
Two by two their bodies become one
I see you through the smokey air
Can’t you feel the weight of my stare
You’re so close but still a world away
What I’m dying to say, is that
I’m crazy for you
Touch me once and you’ll know it’s true
I never wanted anyone like this
It’s all brand new, you’ll feel it in my kiss
I’m crazy for you, crazy for you
[Madonna]

Outfit & Accessories

Outfit: Fellini Couture – “Arrogante” (Maitreya)
Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights” (Maitreya Applier)
Gloves: CLBlue – “Arm Warmer”
Rings & Nails: FORMANAILS – “Ciri” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Madonna”
Makeup & Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “New Wave” (LeLutka Applier)
Lashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara”
Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Izo” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity
Backdrop: [ isuka ] – “Dance Studio Backdrop”

Model & Photographer