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Accessories

Scarf: [NC] – “Hijab” (Maitreya)

Septum: -SU!- – “Triple Ring Septum Piercing”

Necklace: Luas – “Maya Top” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Rings: Meva – “Boho Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: selfdrawn

Faceart: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Surya (Black)” (LeL. EvoX BoM, Materials”

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – ” EvoX Fleur 3.1″ – NEW UPDATE @ Mainstore

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Pose: selfmade

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

Don’t Fear…

TUNES

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

[-Blue Öyster Cult-]
Clothing

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

Accessories

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Industry”

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “River 2.0”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Akasuna Ears”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

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

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

Poses, Props & Tools

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

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

Pose: Foxcity – “Tomorrow-1m”

Model & Photograper

Wicca Merlin

Lines of Light

“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…”
[-William Gibson, Neuromancer-]

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

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

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

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

Clothing

Vest: A&Y – “Raizer Vest” (Maitreya)

Top: A&Y – “Raizer Top” (Maitreya)

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

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

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

Accessories

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

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

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: A&Y – “Medusa Cyber Hair”

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Ryn 2.0”

Eyebrows & Eyes: Madame Noir – “Neon Set”

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

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.3”

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

Poses, Props & Tools

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

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Bounty Hunter

Despite knowing the journey and where it leads, I embrace it, and I welcome every moment of it.

[Arrival 2016]

I LOVE when “accidents” happen while I am setting up my shoot… if they are “positive”!

Today it was a lightning surprise, which started with a mistake of moving light prims around. I was playing again with some Mainframe goodies today. I thought of something different, something what I not set did with all the amazing cyber and sci-fi designs I got there. I have no idea what exactly it was that brought me to this idea, but probably I watched too much Star Wars lately. I saw the “Cyberdoll Helmet” from Fika and instantly had the vision of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter.

I wanted a strong, robotic female version of a bounty hunter and her hideout on a dark, desert planet. With the super cool “Wreck Hideout” from 22769 I had the perfect scenery to set up my shoot for my vision.

While I was playing with lights, again something happened what I usually hate like hell… I tried to move a set of lights and my camera flipped while editing and the lights ended up “somewhere” behind me. When I reset my camera and wanted to try again I realized, it does look fantastic! Those kinda of accidents I really do love, it just makes it harder to reproduce it if you want to shoot more than one picture and have the lights attached *frowns*. Then they keep moving with every new pose and you hardly get the same result – it took a while*giggles* It is a strange habit to attach lights when you can rezz them as well, but for what ever strange reason I get different results wearing them instead of rezzing them. The Mainframe event only lasts till the 13th of august so if you want to get some of those extremely awesome goodies – you just have  few more days!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Astia Outfit” (Maitreya)

Gloves: L’Emporio – “Fingerless Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Shoes: – Fika – – “Cyberdoll Legs” (Maitreya) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Accessories

Helmet: – Fika  – – “Cyberdoll Helmet” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

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

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

Nosering: {ID} – “Trinity Septum Dark”

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

Wings: [inZoxi] – “Serenity Wings [RED]”

Hair & Makeup

Lipstick 1: *Rainbow Sundae* – “Cyber Dream Lippy” (LeLutka Evo HD Applier)

Lipstick 2: Zibska – “Eridani Lips 10” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Lipstick 3: Zibska – “Eridani Lips 11” (BoM) – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Head, Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLUTKA – Lake 2.0″

Body: Maitreya – “Lara v5.2”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Simulation” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Mainstore

Poses, Props & Tools

Scenery:  22769 – “Wreck Hideout – Complete Set” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Habitat: Catacomb – “The Hive – Dark Edition”

Companion: Normandy – “The Reporter Drone [Companion]” – NEW @ Mainframe 2020

Poses: Poseidon

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Desert Flower

LeLUTKA did it again!!!

They released another gorgeous new head for their Evolution Line called “Nuri”. Usually I try to combine different skins and shapes and try to ‘own’ every new head before I do pictures. Sometimes that takes a while until I am satisfied, but this time when I saw the “Nuri” head, I felt that African-American beauty of the basic structure of the head. I just had to use the original skin that comes with the head to really showcase that incredible work of LeLUTKA again. The head is very sophisticated and with some much love to the details. I always admired how LeLUTKA does give attention to different ethnics and how well the specific trademarks are brought to (virtual) life. The skin is one of the 4 original skins that come with the “Nuri” head. They perfectly work with the Glam Affair Body skins (OVERVIEW). I will play a little more with the Glam Affair skins made for the “Nuri” head for one of my next posts, but for now please do enjoy the natural beauty of “Nuri”

Accessories

Piercing: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Septum Astrid” – NEW @Kinky Event // May 2020

Necklace: Kunglers – “Sile Necklace”

Rings: Meva – “Bento Boho Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Books”

Makeup: Koonz – “Ready2Cut Eyeliners” (LeLUTKA Evolution Applier) – NEW @ Mainstore

Head & Body

Head: LeLUTKA – “Nuri 1.2” – NEW @ Mainstore

Face Skin: LeLUTKA – “Face.Nuri.001” (comes with the Nuri head, BoM)

Body Skin: Glam Affair – “Body – Normal [Maitreya] 006” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Pose Tool: Anypose – “BVN HUD v1.6”

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

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“I am not here to fit in your World – I am here to make my own!”

“It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have a huge variety of needs and dangers.”

[H.G. Wells, The Time Machine]

Steampunk always had something that pulled me closer… I do not know what exactly it is, but maybe it has to do with today’s title. It always had something active to me… something that develops forward never staying still somehow. Maybe that is part of the attraction it has to me 🙂 The Victorian epoch, was a time of inventions, so no wonder that the steampunk era was put into that time frame somehow. But what exactly is steampunk? Lets see what Wikipedia has to say 😉

“Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century British Victorian era or the American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. However, steampunk and neo-Victorian are different in that the neo-Victorian movement does not extrapolate on technology while technology is a key aspect of steampunk.

Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technologies may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or of the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt, and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as steam cannons, lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

Steampunk may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The first known appearance of the term steampunk was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created as far back as the 1950s or 1960s.

Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.” [Wikipedia]

So steampunk is nothing that really existed back then, but was invented by the desire of the thoughts what time back then could have been with its future thoughts… yeah sounds crazy, but it does make sense if you get deeper into it 😉

Maybe it is as well the colors that are assigned to that kind of styles. I love the combination of muted, dark colors and the gold and copper metals. It just falls together so well most of the time and you always get a lightly elegant touch even if you do not wear a long gown :p Maybe it is the feeling of strength, that all the gear and leather gives most of the outfits and the huge buildings, vehicles and structures you can find if you look up steampunk in SL or google about steampunk in RL.

Whatever it is, steampunk does have a huge fascination for me and I do enjoy those styles and looks a lot, so that won’t be the last time I am styling up like a Victorian steampunk or a dieselpunk ‘Conqueror’ to discover new and unexplored space and maybe get more information about the mystery of the time machines 😉

Clothing

Dress: Wicca’s Originals – “Cecilia”

Sleeves: Wicca’s Originals – “Amity Arms” (Maitreya, Gacha, Rare)

Shoes & Socks: Eudora3D – “Yana Boots” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Mask: [ContraptioN] – “Maskineri II Eye *???*”

Necklace: Codex – “Vintage Time”

Rings: Meva – “Victorian Bento Rings” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: Formanails – “Cris Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Wings: Luas – “Steam Commander Bento Wings Beige” (Maitreya, Bento, Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Molten Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London” (LeLutka Applier)

Hair: no.match – “No.Ring” NEW @ Salon 52

Body & Tattoo

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Head: LeLutka – “Piper 3.3”

Skin: *YS&YS* – “Petal Tone 02 Skin Applier” (LeLutka/Maitreya Applier)

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Nepthune”

Shape: .{ wren’s nest } – “Piper Shape for LeLutka Piper Bento Head”

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Set:

DRD – “Steampunk Airship – Ground”

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Antique Gramophone” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Drum Table” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Pipes Lamp” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Armchair” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Bike Figurine” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Cart Table” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Glass Of Red Wine” (Gacha, Common)

22769 – “Steampunk Salon – Wine Bottle” (Gacha, Common)

::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 15 Bulb Lamp” (Gacha, Common)

::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 11 Desk Light” (Gacha, Common)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

What now?!?

“Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go…”
[David Bowie]

Yes, I know… Cyberpunk Fair is over, but it seems I am not yet done with my sci-fi moods :p

Today it is less cyberpunk that actual real sci-fi I guess, but that doesn’t matter – I love both anyways 🙂

Today I was going to try something in a space capsule, like I would be on a mission to a new planet. I guess I watched too much movies like “Elysium, Interstellar, The Martian or my absolute favourite one – Serenity including the series of Firefly” again, which dragged me in such a mood. But that was cool, as I anyways wanted to showcase the new “THX Sci-Fi Set 1” from Ex Machina. The whole set contains console, cannister, crate and lamp… the lamp I will have to add into another post, as it did not look right for my picture of a space capsules cargo bay and that was what I was going for.

I do not know what it is, that attracts me so much about futuristic thoughts – Maybe it is the desire to know what will come? Maybe it is the desire to see something new? Maybe it is just something very human that you start thinking where you could go if the human race finally destroyed the earth completely? I have no idea, but I do enjoy movies and stories about that, as well I like to play with those thoughts in Second Life.

The cool backdrop was made by The Bearded Guy for a gacha set and I guess it was the rare piece of that gacha. I loved the way how you can look out the back window and see another planet. That gave such a cool cargo bay feeling that the “THX Sci-Fi Set 1” did fit on so perfect. The idea behind the scenes was, that I was on a mission and something went wrong and I tried to figure out what to do next, to not screw up completely. That as well gave me a brief idea for my pose choices.

For my outfit I chose some parts that I got at the CyberPunk  Fair from Flair for Events, which was ending not too long ago, but I think most of the creators will have their items in their main stores by now.

A few of you asked me, why I am wearing the same makeup for a few posts now already… that has  simple reason. I do have an everyday look where I do use an eyeshadow from Zibska and a natural lipstick from alaskametro<3 and for a casual look, or even a mechanics look I would feel weird wearing heavy makeups. There is ties where you just do not need makeup, even if your inventory is full of it and you got already more than you ever can use *snickers*

Another reason is, that I sometimes do want to show the heads more pure than covered in tons of makeup, to show that they are still mega versatile even without makeups and fancy face paints 😉 Like today, I am wearing the “Simone” head from LeLutka again – my everyday “Wicca Face” head. Today I wanted her to have a more bad girl, cool chick with the focus on the face it self and on the piercings. Plus the glasses would have covered anyways most of the eyeshadow.

I hope you enjoyed my little Sci-Fi mood today – Now I have to jump back into my GoT mood for my next post 😉 That is one of the nice things about Second Life… you can change looks, times and genres in like seconds!

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Erebus Outfit” (Maitreya)

Jacket: {Psycho.Byts} – “N.i.x – N.i.g.h.t – Vest Green” (Maitreya, Gacha)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Roadie Gloves” (Maitreya, Bento)

Accessories

Necklace: Avada – “Denari”

Upper Arms: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Armtech Mk.4”

Glasses: :::SOLE::: – “SA – Glasses Shinkan White (Black)”

Piercing 1: :Z.S: – “Spiked Snake Bites” (LeLutka, Simone)

Piercing 2: BLAXIUM – “Venerosa Piercing” (LeLutka, Simone)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Nails 3” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: .shi – “Kuwn”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – London” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Ears: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Aksuna”

Tattoo: THIS IS WRONG – “Falken” (Maitreya Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: The Bearded Guy – “Going to The Hole *RARE* – SCI FI Backdrops” (Gacha)

Furniture: Ex Machina – “THX Sci-Fi Set 1”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Waiting sometimes is so worth it…

Today I do have a premiere on my blog… It is the first post as a LeLutka blogger! For years I felt not confident with applying for LeLutka, I always felt like I am not yet there where I would stand behind myself enough to dare to apply for a blogger position for LeLutka. I do not know how to explain, it was just a feeling. Then I saw a picture of Mavi Beck – I know her a long time already… we met at AVENUE years ago –  on Flickr. I adore her art work, she has a very special feeling for shadow and lights in my view. When I looked at her stream again, I remembered that she is a LeLutka CSR and again the blogging desire for LeLutka came up to my mind. In her profile she as well stated she is a LeLutka Blogger Manager and so I went to my flickr, looked over my recent pictures, took a deep breath and dared to ask her what the conditions for blogging would be. As always she was super kind and nice – I do not remember that I saw her mad EVER – and told me, that LeLutka does work with Blogotex now too and that I could always fill in an application at the access point at the main store. Driven by my desire to blog for LeLutka, I TPed to their main store and while I was rezzing and looking for the access point sign, my doubts again fell back on me and I became a chicken again and TPed back home. I have no clue, why I feel that way when it comes to LeLutka, but I remember LeLutka always as one of the top stores of SL. Back when I started modeling, we had no mesh heads or bento or all that stuff and LeLutka was one of the most high class fashion brand with the top notch fashion ideas and not only for casual desires. Even back then I loved their creations already and blogged them a few times, when I was able to afford their designs (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiccamerlin/4261277578/in/dateposted-public/ or https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiccamerlin/4449981194/in/dateposted-public/) Back I would not even dared to think about being a blogger for LeLutka, because I just started blogging and they only had super models and awesome graphical artists in their blogger group, but it always was a dream of mine…

Ok… back to the present 😉 So I was at home again thinking about, if I would bee good enough to apply for the blogger position at LeLutka. I guess it is the high respect I do have for the designers skills and the fact that LeLutka plays in the designer circle for so long and all of my old idols and icons of the modeling world back then did blog for them, made me judge about myself so hard. But after a few days of thinking about it, I thought that I would have nothing to loose by trying. Either they like my work or they don’t and so I went back to the LeLutka main store, hit the access button and filled the application. They already asked for a certain time period to allow them to review my application and so I forced myself to not look up Blogotex every 15 minutes, because iI was so nervous *blushes*

Even if they already asked for a certain period of time the longer I had to wait the more my doubts had party in my brain again… so when they pop-up in Second Life went up with a notification and the black letters on the blue background with the “Accepted” sentence, I jumped in my chair and started squealing, my partner asked me “If I would not have all the cups in the cupboard anymore” (a German quote – I don’t know if that would make much sense in English. When I put it into the translator I got “to have lost one’s marbles”). I really was uber happy and it was hard to calm down for me. I have no idea, I am not a child anymore, but in that moment I felt like one again. That again shows me, sometimes it is worth waiting until the time is right 🙂

I guess it is a no brainer to mention I had to start instant to work on the pictures for my first blog post. I chose “Korina” to be my first official LeLutka post. “Korina was the latest release for the Skin Fair this year and so I started to work on a shape first and then the hard choice of a skin came up. First I thought I would use the original skin, but the I thought, the original skin already is shown on the vendor and I have to be a little more creative and make ‘my’ Korina. To me “Korina” did not appear like a princess, more like a strong adult female with attitude and so I tried to bring Wicca to “Korina”, but not making her a sister… if that makes sense.

The head comes with the usual great quality standard HUD that LeLutka always provides, but you get something new with “Korina” as well. The HUD has now 2 different hair bases to chose from, based on the default SL UV maps. I will cross my fingers that maybe the older heads will get updated with that too, because I really love that feature 🙂

I will play now a littlemore with my new “Korina” head and who knows.. maybe we have another side of “Korina” here soon *winks*

Clothing

Top: Meva – “Alexis”

Pants: adorsy – “Rihanna Jeans Shorts” (Maitreya)

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

Accessories

Earrings: Aurealis – “Statement Earrings”

Rings: Meva – “Maitreya Rings Silver” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Commitment”

Makeup: Zibska – “Noir Pack 06” (Maitreya Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “London Lipstick” (Maitreya Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Korina 3.3.1”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Skin: YS&YS – “Petal Tone 02” (LeLutka & Maitreya Applier)

Tattoo: BODY MOD – “Memories” (OMEGA Applier) Store Closed

Poses & Props

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: Pseudo “Paul T Scene Backdrop” (Gacha, Rare)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Did you really think that would stop me?

Today I only wanted to do a teaser picture for our “Scratch Me Gloves” but in the end I had way to much fun playing with the look and poses and so I ended up doing pictures for a full post. I guess I am in a dark period again for doing pictures and I really do enjoy it. Before I get asked again… Yes I am ok and am feeling good. Just sometimes I do like my dark side and when it comes I have to let it out before it gets me completely 😉 Maybe that is my very own way to deal with such situations, but for me it works.

Again I have to say, for all my dark and scary visions  LOVE the poses from Poseidon. He has his very own way to make poses. Most of the time you can see it on pictures on the first view of the poses are from Gryphon Vendetta – owner and designer of Poseidon and UNGOD. The poses show motion, character and emotions and mostly they do have a strong attitude as well and are made for a certain purpose. You won’t find usual ‘standing’ poses at his store, which I do really enjoy. Each of his sets are an inspiration for pictures to me. He started a while ago to make props for his poses as well and lately he even started to make his own mesh, which I soon will have here on my blog as well – I already god some goodies 😉

When I styled up to just make a picture for our “Scratch Me Gloves”, which are for sale at the “Eclipse – October never dies!” event, I had one of those moments where the style kinda built up itself with each piece I put on and in the end it looked so cool that I thought it would be a shame not to post it *giggles* So here goes my result of having way too much fun again :p

Clothing

Outfit: Meva – “Sophie” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Wicca’s Originals – “Scratch me Gloves – Dark” (Maitreya – Bento) – NEW @ Eclipse – October never dies! // March 2019

Stockings: .:Avanti:. – “Harlot Stockings” (OMEGA Applier)

Shoes: UTOPIA@Design – “Rachel” (Maitreya) – NEW @ UBER // March/April 2019

Accessories

Collar: [CX] – “Hell’s Harbinger” (Maitreya)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No.Friend” – NEW @ Cosmopolitan Event // March 2019

Face Art: THIS IS WRONG – “Moloch Makeup” (LeLutka applier) – NEW @ Eclipse – October never dies! // March 2019

Lipstick: je suis… – “LeLutka ips no. 006” (LeLutka Applier)

Body & Tattoos

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.3”

Eyes: Clemmm – “Irritated Eyes Dark Grey”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Tattoo: THIS IS WRONG – “Molochy Tattoo” (Maitreya Applier) – NEW @ Eclipse – October never dies! // March 2019

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop: anxiety – “formaldehyde”

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin