“Music was my first Love…”

A tribute to Victoria Frances – Created for E-Clipse Magazine April 2021 – https://issuu.com/eclipsemagazinesl/docs/eclipse_magazine_april_2021

TUNES

Music was my first love
And it’ll be my last
Music of the future
And music of the past.
To live without my music
Would be impossible to do
In this world of troubles
My music pulls me through

[- John Miles -]
Accessories

Headpiece: Moon Elixir – “Mushroom Thorn Crown” (Gacha, Common)

Horns: Storybook – “Curse – Aged”

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Waste”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

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

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Secrets” (BoM)

Freckles & Veins: Izzie’s – “Body Veeins & Cellulite 01 + Freckles” + “Neck Freckles 01 (warm)” (BoM)

Dirt: Izzie’s – “Dirt light” (BoM)

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Crosses”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Vivien De’Lancoure

Backdrop: JACKALOPE – “The Witching Hour Backdrop”

Harp: DRD – ” Victorian Musicroom- Harp”

Models & Stylists

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Dead Inside

TUNES

You’re free to touch the sky
Whilst I am crushed and pulverized
Because you need control
Now I’m the one who’s letting go
You like to give an inch
Whilst I am giving infinity
But now I’ve got nothing left
You have no cares and I’m bereft
[- Muse -]

Clothing

Socks: [CX] – “Chiyou Legwraps Oil Spill” (Maitreya)

Outfit: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Sil Lingerie Black” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Horns: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Tartarus} Horns”

Collar: [CX] – “XenoCircuit – Night” (Maitreya)

Wings: darkendStare. – “R’lyeh Wings [Oil]”

Right Leg: amias – “Leonie leg belt” (Maitreya)

Feet Claws: L’Emporio&PL – “Damned Claws – Flat Feet v.2” (Maitreya)

Rings & Nails: [CX] x BUENO – “Welded Eye – Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura – “B98-Hair-Fat Pack A:right (diamond face line)”

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “My Anubis 2.0 (Gloom)” (Materials Enabled, LeLUTKA Evo. HD Materials)

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Enigma HD Eyes”  (LeLUTKA Evo. HD Applier) – NEW @ The Darkness Event // January 2021

Ears: L’Emporio&PL – “Athan”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Your Anubis (Gloom)” (Maitreya Applier, Materials Enabled)

Tattoo 2: TF – “Machinist (F) :: Chest – Light 75%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: Foxcity – “FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Ghostly I (Ghost Goo+Materials)”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Numb

TUNES

I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow)
Can’t you see that you’re smothering me
Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control?
‘Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow)
And every second I waste is more than I can take
And I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me with someone disappointed in you
I’ve become so numb
I can’t feel you there
Become so tired
So much more aware
I’m becoming this
All I want to do
Is be more like me
And be less like you
I’ve become so numb
I can’t feel you there
(I’m tired of being what you want me to be)
I’ve become so numb
I can’t feel you there
(I’m tired of being what you want me to be)
[- Limp Bizkit -]
Clothing

Blanket: :: MOMOCHUU :: – “Holiday Blanket [dark]” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Top: [Salem] – “Lilith Corset” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Panties:

Legs: [CX] – “Chiyou Legwraps Black” (Maitreya)  – NEW @ Mainstore

Accessories

Mask: kosmii – “Victory Gag” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Collar: ::Static:: – “Bound Collar { Female } Black”

Feet Claws: L’Emporio&PL – “Damned Claws – Flat Feet V2” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Dura – “B98-Hair-Fat Pack A:right (diamond face line)”

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

Lashes: ~Shiny Stuffs~ – “Lash Parade” (LeLUTKA Applier)

Faceart & Sclera Overlay: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Hunger” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Scars: . The Rotting Lab . – “Waster – Scar – Pale” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head & Piercings: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Eyes: Madame Noir – “Vampyre Eyes” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // December 2020

Ears: [CX] – “Sceleratis Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: TF – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)”

Tattoo 2: TF – “Mort :: Veins :: With Eyeshading” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

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

Backdrop: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Hospital for Souls / Hydrotherapy room”

Rat 1: JIAN – “Rascal Rats 2. Black Companion” (Gacha, Common)

Rat 2: JIAN – “Rascal Rats 6. Black Wanderer” (Gacha, Common)

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“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

Punishment Divine

TUNES

Punishment Divine

It’s warm and tender
But very soon it turn cold
Shadows stare down from the walls
Out of the mist
It’s coming closer now
It never rains
It pours on me
So let the saints
Set up the courtyard
The unpleasant cage
The obvious point is I’m insane

Was I aware
Whom I had slain
I fear I was the faceless
The Nameless
The bush set on fire
No one ever dared to speak
“Shame on me
I don’t believe
The here and now
Is all we’re living for”
Witness my last breath
I do not regret
A word I’ve said
The strong will survive
The weak must die
And out of the mist
It’s coming closer now
Sinner and saints
The grateful slaves…

[Blind Guardian]

Clothing

Dress: [CX] – “Disciplinarian – Black Canvas” (Maitreya)

Bra: Dirty Princess – “The Sex Vixen Princess Bra Full Cups” (Maitreya)

Shoes: Eudora3D – “Patent Boots” (Maitreya, Group Gift)

Stockings: {Luxuria} – “Worship Thigh Highs – black” (BoM)

Accessories

Halo: [CX] – “Xeno Arc – Gold” – NEW @ NEO – Japan

Collar: AsteroidBox – “Crystal Collar”

Collar Implant: [CX] x -TWC- – “Tritium Slave Collar – White (Gold)”

Septum Piercing: IMMODEST – “Downfall Septum” (store closed)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: adoness – “Vonks”

Makeup: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Witchwood // Face” (BoM)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Babygoth makeup palette – lipstick 01” (BoM)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Lake 1.2”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 5.0.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “XIV (Gold)” (BoM)

Arms: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Aurum} Doll Arms” (Maitreya, Bento)

Ears: .:E.A:. Studio – “Kanji Ears”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: Foxcity

Particles: **CC** – “Glitterati”

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

The Dark Nun – My Journey of Blogging

It is still sunny and hot outside but I already desire the dark months again… maybe exactly because of that. I hate hot weather and I never was a huge friend of the sun.

Recently I watched the movie “The Nun” again. I do love mystic, horror movies a lot and the 2 Conjuring movies with the spin-offs of Anabelle and The Nun are just a must if you love that kind of genre 😉

So I guess The Nun was my inspiration for this when I saw the “Lost Saints ” gacha from ANTINATURAL[+] the first time. Like usual it took me a while before I found all my components and parts for my pictures, but I got used to that. I have a huge respect for those who get something at the release day and instantly have a cool idea what they could do with it for their pictures. I am not talking about the usual blogger pictures that are just showcasing the outfits (nothing wrong with them), but about those who make pictures that kinda tell stories or being made in an artistic way.

I remember times when I just blogged for blogging purposes like reviews, showcasing items, putting a simple stylecard and doing promotion for designers. Like I said before there is nothing wrong with that, but after 10 years of blogging I had to find something different for me as blogging started to feel like a duty only and the fun started to vanish. I started originally with one picture and a style card and never had more than one or two sentences to it. Back then it was cool as I could kinda pump out up to 7 posts per day. Back then we didn’t have any kind of windlight, shadows or meshes, so it was way more easy to shoot pictures and post process them lightly. Usually the only thing I did was to put me in front of a colored background, have more than one view of myself or closeups in the picture and in the end I added a shadow to give it at least some depth (EXAMPLE). Back then I felt really cool with doing that, as it did it’s purpose to showcase designers work as best as I could. Those damn shadows and the desire to have myself more than once on my pictures or have some closeups were the reason why I started to learn Photoshop back then *giggles*

Over the time I tried various things to develop my picture skills and to find new ways how I could showcase designers work properly. I tried simple backgrounds, busy ones and I tried the green-screening and having completely different backgrounds that did not came from Second Life. The last one I did not try for too long as it did not look right for me and I really wanted to keep my pictures taken in SL. I never had the desire to merge SL snapshots into RL pictures or backgrounds and so I gave up on that trend relatively quick. While I started with square pictures (512×512) I figured out fast, that other rations can look way more interesting and attractive. After experimenting quite a while with sizes and formats, I found out that I do love 4:3 (3:4 as well) ratio the most.

Back in 2009, blogging wasn’t as popular as it is today and as a model we were told we should do pictures of have a blog to showcase our styling skills away from the runway shows and vendor shots where the designers kinda put their own visions on us. It was a way to interpret clothing different than the designer initially did, but still it was a way to promote the designs and show that they could have different ways of styles and could attract different groups of people. I had the most fun to fool around with gowns, away from being just beautiful and pretty *grins*

First I was told if I keep on doing such things, like wearing gowns with shaved hair and piercings,  pull simple casual outfits to something wicked and dark with accessories and the location/set I was using, mix and match different outfits together or even use accessories away from their original purpose, I would damage my reputation and no one ever would give me things to blog anymore. I was new into the business back then and a little scared that those who already worked in the fashion industry would be right. So I calmed down again and went on with mainstream pictures again. Then something really funny happened. Designers, fellow models and some other people IMed me asking me why I would go back to those “boring” styles again. That was a wakeup call for me. Even if my ideas were unconventional and different, there were some people who enjoyed that as much as I do. I screwed the thought and the anxiety about my weird ideas and went back to what I really enjoyed. But I always made sure to not distort designers work with too weird poses and later on, when we got windlight, shadows and lights, to not change the color of an outfit or have things too dark so you could not anymore see them. I wanted to have more than one picture, so that I could tell a little story with them. To the same time it would give me the possibility to again focus on details in different pictures. I made the decision to put more pictures on my blog post and have one reference picture (mostly the one I loved the most) displayed on Flickr.  That all kept my pictures weird for my styles but in general relatively simple, as they looked flat without any emotion and depth. For quite a while that was ok for me and I enjoyed, that I could live my craziness of styles and got new sponsors now and then (EXAMPLE).

Again I came across a point where I had the desire to change something as I wanted to have more emotions and feelings in my pictures. When we got windlight, shadows and lights, I found out that you can create cool, dramatic shots with a strong light and shadow combination and a powerful windlight. But there was the other side of the coin… with deep shadows some details started to vanish and first I had the feeling I  should not do that as it does hide designers work too much. The more I tried, the less I could resist to all those new features and I that seriously put me on the horns of a dilemma. I wanted to do more artistic pictures that have more content than just the clothing that I was wearing, but how I could do that if I loose details to the dark. When bento came to Second Life it was even worse, as pose creators started to make more crazy poses and with my 4:3 ratio pictures I didn’t want to use standing poses only anymore where I had more background than avatar on the picture. I had so many awesome sponsors (if I now look back, it were too many) and I wanted to satisfy them all. I wasn’t able to have a combination of blog pictures and personal pictures done, as I had so many deadlines and outfits that I had to blog. There was a point where everything became too much and blogging or making pictures became a burden and nearly all the fun had vanished. I had to make a decision – either I go on like usual and loose all my interest in blogging, Second Life and everything I loved, or I have to change something drastically and revamp my blog.

It wasn’t an easy decision as I had the feeling I do have to let my sponsors go, when I cannot satisfy them anymore. I left a few and as well explained to them why I had to. A handful of my sponsors really surprised me, when they told me they would still like to keep me and see where my journey would go to – I never ever expected that!

I took a few weeks off and started to reconsider my blog and pictures. During that time I watched a lot of Photoshop tutorials and learned a lot of new techniques about photo editing. When I came back I was full of energy and started to play with lights, projectors and shadows and experimented with all the new things I learned in Photoshop. It was a complete new freedom and feeling and I found all the fun back, that I missed so much. I am a very self-critical person and so even if the fun was back I felt there was missing something, as many times the pictures looked ok but not “cool”. That was when Silly told me about VISONAIRE. First I thought, why I should take a course if I can have all the tutorials and information on the Internet as well? But the more I thought about the more I did remember, how much I loved attending classes and workshops in my life. So I signed up and I have to tell you, I do not regret any second! (If you want to know more about my VISIONAIRE experience you can look HERE) It was a completely different experience and it did teach me a lot about things that I never thought of and just did because I felt it looks nice. What was again a huge surprise, with my new way of pictures (I did not dare to apply as a blogger at too many places anymore) I got requested as a blogger or even got flickr mails where designers or blogger managers invited me to join their blogger team. That certainly was the most awesome thing that could happen – I do what I enjoy and others do enjoy my new way of blogging too!

I am sure, there will be times, when the desire of changes will come up again, but for now I really do enjoy blogging and taking pictures again 🙂

Clothing

Outfit: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Unsainted Nun / Mini” (Gacha, Rare)

Veil: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Unsainted Nun / Veil” (Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Leather Boots” (Gacha, Rare)

Accessories

Wrist Armor: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Gold Gauntlets” (Gacha, Rare)

Tounge Piercings: LeLutka – “BDYART-TBRBL” (Bento)

Headpiece: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Sacred Silence / Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Horns: ANTINATURAL[+] – “Lost Saints / Gilded Horns / Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Rings: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Tunderstrike Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Obsess Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Entwined – “Jana”

Eyemakeup: CURELESS[+] – “Undereye Lines & Eyeliner” (Omega Applier)

Forehead: CURELESS[+] – “Onibi Markings” (Omega Applier)

Wounds: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – “Badass Fighter” (Omega Applier)

Lips: LeLutka – “Beast Applier” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Korina 3.3” (Bento)

Teeth: LeLutka – “Beast Teeth 1.1” (Bento)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1” (Bento)

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

Eyes: ANATOMY – “Reflect Eyes – Albino”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gormory Ears”

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon – “Evil Nurse”, “Puppeteer”, “Hil Nurse” & “Morgue”

Background: SEMPITERNAL – “[The Forbidden Room]”

Table & Dishes: DRD – “Black Widow Tea Table”

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

 

 

In the Evidence of its Brilliance

TUNES

Love controlled by time
Future lovers shine for eternity
In a world that’s free
Put away your past
That will never last
If you’re holding on to a dream that’s gone
I’m gonna tell you about love
Would you like to try?
In the evidence of its brilliance

[Madonna]

And again it was Madonna, the Queen of Pop herself, that inspired me for today’s pictures. I again saw the Confessions Tour Opener on youtube and I so wanted to capture that mood, colors and theme. It looked so cool with her and all the dancers dressed as ponies, her way to move and control them… just awesome.

I digged deep in my inventory and it was quite time consuming to find all the parts I wanted. I did not just want to have a fetish looking pony girl, I really wanted to capture that special mood of the video. I did not want to have a typical pony tail or one one of the ‘usual’ pony boots…

I was so happy when I discovered one of the amazing !dM gachas called “PonyPlay”. I picked the latex looking tail and as well the shiny latex boots with the hooves at the bottom. Those were exactly the base for what I was looking for. The cool outfit with the back-bound arms I found in my inventory in my Ghoul’s folder. It is an older outfit but for today’s post it was exactly what I wanted. The “Bondage Harness” was perfect, but since I am not a friend of having all the private parts completely exposed, I decided to add some cool latex pasties from CURELESS [+].

The poses and the right backdrop were quite a challenge too… I needed a certain light, several light sources and as well something that is not too crowded or busy. I tried with a plain black backdrop first and added some lights and projectors but it did not yet feel right. Then I remembered a background from Foxcity and some cool editorial poses from the same creator. With the neon lights it was perfect and while I played with some windlights I realized that this would be the perfect choice.

Madonna always was/is a great source of inspiration for me anyways if I was thinking about fashion or music. I am sure that will not be my last post that she inspired me too 😉

Outfit & Accessories

Outfit: {Ghoul} – “Juuzou Bondage Harness” (Maitreya Lara Exp)

Pasties: CURELESS [+] – “Sterile Pasties” (Maitreya, Group Gift)

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Noirette Stockings” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: !dM – “PonyPlay” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Tail: !dM – “PonyPlay” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Collar: #187# – “Leashed Collar”

Face Deco: +XAnSA+ – “JianDi Face Straps”

Gag: ::Axix:: – “Beloved Nocturnia Gag” (BoundBox October 2017)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match (Bangs Verion A) – “No.Cake”

Makeup: Zibska – “LTD Noir 13-24” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Folia Lips” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Ears: ^^Swallow^^ – “Gauged Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Face: Izzie’s – “Pores & Blemishes” (LeLutka Applier)

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Volver” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: Foxcity – “Photo Booth – Neon City Vol3 Black”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe @ The Clique March/April 2018

“The Clique is a Second Life theater, music and sales event celebrating the 1985 classic film, “The Breakfast Club” by John Hughes. Join us as some of SL’s most cherished content creators contribute exclusive items that provide the backdrop and costuming for live theater events set in a modern-day high school environment. Highly regarded live musicians and DJs are scheduled to honor the favored and familiar sounds of a this unique microcosm.”

https://thecliquesl.wordpress.com/

In the spirit of Allison Reynolds (aka the basketcase) we have created Allison, an ensemble composed of pants, pullover, vest and scarf. It comes with a HUD that offers 9 fabric colors and 3 metal colors. Allison fits Maitreya’s Lara, Slink’s Hourglass, and Belleza’s Freya.

We are also offering our Gypsy boots in the Allison edition. This version of the Gypsy boots fits perfectly under the pants and comes with a HUD to color match perfectly with the Allison outfit. This version of our Gypsy boot also offers one more option than the previous version: color change on the shaft. Our Allison Edition Gypsy boots fit all the same bodies as Allison does.

Taxi: The Clique

Illusion – Sometimes you wish…

Illusion

I know it’s hard to tell how mixed up you feel
Hoping what you need is behind every door
Each time you get hurt, I don’t want you to change
Because everyone has hopes, you’re human after all
The feeling sometimes, wishing you were someone else
Feeling as though you never belong
This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy
I truly understand. Please, don’t cry now

Being like you are
Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
But some that do, lay claim
Divine purpose blesses them
That’s not what I believe, and it doesn’t matter anyway
A part of your soul ties you to the next world
Or maybe to the last, but I’m still not sure
But what I do know, is to us the world is different
As we are to the world but I guess you would know that

Please don’t go, I want you to stay
I’m begging you please, please don’t leave here
I don’t want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
The world is just illusion trying to change you
Please don’t go, I want you to stay
I’m begging you please, oh please don’t leave here
I don’t want you to change
For all the hurt that you feel
This world is just illusion, always trying to change you
[VNV Nation]

VIDEO

This video, inspired me for today’s post. In the moment when I saw the amazing “Uh Oh Makeup” from Slackgirl.
We all know that – sometimes we desire to be something or someone else. Those moments when all those self-doubts devour you from the inside and you just wish to escape your own body or the situation that you are in. But would that really be worth it? It might seem easier on the first view but would you not miss your past, all the things that made you to what you are now? Would this new desire not make it even worse? Would this moment not come again some when – a new desire to again be someone or something else?
I do think those moments let us grow. Each time they happen and we work them through we gain experiences and as well come out of them even stronger.
Secondlife to me was such an escape in the past. When my RL turned upside down, Wicca was my refuge. I know how crazy that must sound, but others find their hide out in alcohol and drugs so for that amount of time where it was really bad, I am happy I had Wicca instead. I always was aware of, that it was a running from reality and I never believed SL could be any kind of reality than a virtual one. So I was well aware of what I did and did not lose myself in a virtual environment completely.
I know we all say, that we know Secondlife is a game and that we always can press the red “X” on the right upper corner. But if you are in SL for 10 years, your avatar and the people around you as well as the things you do become a part of you. Certainly I would not go around and tell my RL friends I am a model in SL and that would count anything towards my RL… if that makes sense. But I can tell about a game that I play and that I use it as my free time fun like others use other things – for example surfing on the internet, doing YouTube videos, doing handicrafts or what ever they enjoy in their free time, besides work and socializing in real life.
Nowadays I am not going to SL to escape anymore. My online times are way shorter as they used to be back then and sometimes I do not log in for days when I have RL appointments or wanna meet friends. The purpose of login in changed, but I still do have fun with Secondlife – just different.
I still enjoy to do things that I could not do in real life and as well I do enjoy designing a lot. To me designing is kinda the same as for others doing handicrafts maybe. Producing something and see how something grows under your fingers until you have a final product. The same applies to blogging and making pictures 😉
Secondlife can be an addiction, yes as you can easily lose yourself in it, but if you are aware of that, it can be a nice hideout with lots of fun and meeting amazing people – some even might become part of your real life out there 🙂
For me Secondlife never could replace my real – I do love my life now, but it is a nice way to live parts of your dreams and illusions 😉
Details
Clothing & Accessories:
Outfit: Tentacio & Cureless – “Galatea Doll Lolita – Onepiece” (Gacha, for the Galatea Doll Lolita Body)
Necklace: shanghai – “Xana”
Headpiece: [sys] – “Hecate”
Hair & Makeup:
Face Art: Slackgirl – “Uh Oh Makeup” (LeLutka Applier)
Body & Tattoo:
Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”
Skin: YS&YS – “Immortal Skin” (LeLutka Applier)
Body: Tentacio & Cureless – “Galatea Doll Lolita Body” (Gacha, Rare)
Props & Poses:
Fruct0se & Poseidon
Model & Photographer: