“Nothing ’bout me is ordinary…”

TUNES

Nothing ’bout me is ordinary
My friends all say I’m going crazy
I don’t hear a word that they say
‘Cause the voices in my head are legendary
But I’ll never tell ’em where the bodies are buried
Keeps them coming back every day

[- Shinedown -]

Back again with some cool news from NEO Japan. Today with that amazing outfit from AsteroidBox called “Ayden”. Rigged for Maitreya Lara, Maitreya Petite, V-Tech, Belleza Freya, Legacy Female, Belleza Jake and Legacy Male, it comes in 10 colors to choose from. Each color includes a plain and an ornamented design of the corset and comes in a huge color range for all different parts – if you get the fatpack you will get all of that awesome options, too just with all 10 colors at once :p

The cool messy hair I as well found at NEO Japan, made my monso. What I loved a lot about it, is that the hair has 3 different style options. It is really awesome that nowadays you will get some options for one hairstyle, so you can adapt it to different outfits and pictures. I had it so often that I wished I could shift the hair from the left to the right side and now you can find such things on some HUDs of certain brands – I really enjoy that.

Clothing

Outfit: AsteroidBox – “Ayden Outfit” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Shoes & Socks: L’Emporio&PL – “*Asahi*” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Accessories

Face Chain: [CX] – Tyrant’s Chain (Silver) R”

Septum: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Inferno Septum”

Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Backpack: CULT – “Wild Unisex” – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

Hair & Makeup

Hair: [monso] – “Choi Hair” – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Croses BoM & Tint Ears” – NEW @ Necrosis // March 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Foxcity

Backdrop: PALETO – “Backdrop:. LMP-78”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

It’s not that bad, my dear…

TUNES

You’ve kept a little secret
Deep in your soul for all those years
But I can see into your soul

You think it’s a bad, bad secret
But it’s not that bad, my dear
It’s not that bad, my dear

I also hide a secret deep in my soul
And it’s a sad, sad feeling
But I can’t tell the truth to anyone

[- Blutengel -]

From a dear friend of mine I got that stunning “Kuroi Namida” dress – I really fell in love with that, thank you so much Shena. Now those of you who know me will ask if I am alright as I usually never like dresses too much, but this dress is a very special one. It has a wonderful corset and a short skirt which is covered by a long non symmetric second skirt part which goes down on the outside of the left leg. You have the choice of a full black version, or a black dress with colored accents like the one I am wearing today in red, at the actual round of NEO Japan. There I found that super-cool tattoo from Vegas Tattoo called “Akkorokamui” as well. I will have another post showcasing the neck part more in one of my nest posts, but it matched so amazing with the open cleavage part of the dress and the detail you can have on your face with the tattoo just finished the style in such a cool way ;). You get 3 different version of the tattoo if u decide to purchase it, where you have the choice of how much of the tattoo you would like to wear.

The holidays I desired so much seem to slowly do their thing as I am full of new ideas again and already think about my next post while I write this one, plus I found some more cool stuff on the NEO Japan event as well, which I want to showcase before the event is over *giggles*

Clothing

Dress: Poison Rouge – “Kuroi Namida Red” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Boots: cinphul – “merkuri [boots]” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Rings & Nails: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Infernal Claws” (Maitreya, Bento)

Mouth Piece: cinphul – “diode scream [rigged v1]” (group gift)

Wings: cinphul – “merkuri [wings] [unrigged]” (rigged animated, bento version included too)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: no.match – “No_Title”

Horns: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Magnus Horns”

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

Freckles: LeLUTKA – “Freckles.004” (BoM)

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – Erin 2.5″

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Croses BoM & Tint Ears” – NEW @ Necrosis // March 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo ( Dark ) Akkorokamui” (BoM) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

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

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Backdrop: PALETO – “Backdrop:. Red Alert”

Model, Stylist & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Fortunately I’m crazy!

TUNES

You say I’m different, I say you are right.
You say you’re in good mood, which means you’re sad
I’m insatiable, I get never enough.
grab into your wounds, and stir up the blaze.

Dinner is served, it’s a pleasure to me.
I’m licking your lips, because I like your taste.
Oh am I embarrassing you? Tell me, are you afraid of me?
Who is normal here and who is insane?

The decision has been made, the charge inside me is ticking…
Nothing will be like before, fortunately I’m crazy!

I’m on probation, okay I am not.
Your ugly brother, a hit in the face.
You say I’m menacing you, I’m out of my mind.
You think I understand you? I’m tantalizing you!

I’m totally clueless, I don’t remember anything.
I plead on acquittal, I am not in my right mind .
You say I’m embarrassing you, Tell me, are you afraid of me?
What is normal here, and who is… and who is insane?

The decision has been made, the charge inside me is ticking…
Nothing will be like before, fortunately I’m crazy!

[- Eisbrecher, original German lyrics -]

It is one of my favorite songs and since it is in German, I tried a little translation hoping I didn’t loose the meaning too much 😉

Did you ever had the desire to not wearing complicated mesh styles which never perfectly match for mix and match styles, but still wanted to look mega cool and dressed? I might have the solution for you – The “Sluagh” full-body tattoo from Nefekalum Tattoos! You will not just get the amazing cut out bodysuit tattoo, you even will get amazing materials that give you a serious high fashion, avantgarde look. You get the illusion of shining from the inside out – that was my first imagination I got when Sir Skye showed me his newest creation. This fantastic design will come to the Chronicles & Legends Event the 10th of April 2021.

The cool bracelets, which have similar cut outs are made by .:E.A.Studio:. for the current round of the NEO Japan event, where as well you will find the amazing decoration from CerberusXing, which I used as a background.

The ultra awesome mask was made by Pendulum. I got it quite a while ago and always waited for the perfect idea to use it, so I could do it the justice it earns. I admire the designs from Pendulum for quite a while now. Each design is a unique masterpiece of creativity.

Happy Easter!

Clothing

Full Body Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Sluagh (Black)” (BoM, Materials) – Coming to the Chronicles & Legends Event // April 2021

Accessories

Horns: [CX] – “Hundred Chain Horns (Chained+Black)”

Mask: Pendulum – “Occultatum – Silver”

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

Bracelets:  .:E.A.Studio:. – “Daisuke Arms” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Spiral” (Maitrea, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: #CHAIN – “Olya Hair (Lel.)

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: [CX] – Ostium Impaler”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.§”

Tattoo: [Cubic Cherry] – “{Infection} Wounds Black” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Poses, Props & Tools

Poses: Poseidon

Deco 1: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – Exhaust Pipes” – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Deco 2: [CX] – “Dystopian Junk – “Wires” – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Model, Photographer & Stylist

Wicca Merlin

Going to Hell

TUNES

Father did you miss me,
Been locked up a while.
I got caught for what I did but took it all in style.
Laid to rest all my confessions I gave way back when.
Now I’m versed in so much worse,
So I am back again, …

[- Pretty Wreckless -]

Sometimes you meet people and after a short while you get the feeling you know them since forever…

While I was styling I showed the style to Vivien and she seemed to like it so I asked her if she would not want do join in the picture. In seconds she had a matching style and we started to have fun quite a while. I already had done my pose and it was awesome to see how fast she arranged herself around and between me to make her fit into the scene. I anyway love her creativity when it comes to making poses. My head is always so stuffed, that I rarely be able to really make my own poses. But since I saw her working, Í found my way slowly back into that, too – and I really enjoy it again – nevertheless I always love when Vivian does her magic and so for the closeup I again could not resist to ask her, if she would like to make a pose again and she did another kick ass, cool one 😉

I have a feeling that won’t be our last collaboration, since we seem a pretty productive and creative team for that – plus, I hae to admit I immensely enjoy the time working with her. We have so much fun and it is a complete different journey that just doing pictures on my own. It does trigger other parts of my creativity and it as well challenges me to break my usual Photoshop routine, having a second person with a complete different skin and shape as my normal workflow and techniques apply differently on her avatar 🙂

Clothing

Top 1:[CX] – “Nimue Bra” (Maitreya, part of a full outfit)

Top 2: Mug – “Elina Top” (Maitreya)

Top 3: Grima – “Fur Feathered Leather Harness” (Maitreya)

Gloves: Skellybones – “Rae Gloves” (Maitreya) – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Pants: Mug – “Dani Shorts” (Maitreya)

Socks: -SU!- – “Garter Socks Nylon BLACK” (BoM)

Shoes & Socks: L’Emporio&PL – “*Asahi*” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // March 2021

Accessories

Face Chain: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Gunnhild Cross Goth” (Gacha, Rare) – NEW @ Kinky // March 2021

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

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

Hair & Makeup

Hair: {Limerence} – “Bria hair-s”

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

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

Head, Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA – “Erin 2.5”

Ears: .:BoD:. – “Sasha Croses BoM & Tint Ears” – NEW @ Necrosis // March 2021

Body: Maitreya – “Lara V5.3”

Tattoo 1: .:Vegas:. – “Tattoo Dark Earthly” (BoM)

Tattoo 2: TF: – “Machinist (F) :: Without Sore – Light 50%” (BoM)

Poses, Props & Tools

Backdrop: .PALETO. “Backdrop:.KPRED” – NEW @ The Warehouse Sale // March 2021

Pose 1: Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Pose 2: Vivien De’Lancoure

Models & Stylists

Vivien De’Lancoure & Wicca Merlin

Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Kunoichi

Kunoichi: A kunoichi (Japanese: くノ一) is a female ninja or practitioner of ninjutsu (ninpo). During the feudal period of Japan, ninjas were used as killers, spies and messengers. The training of kunoichi differed from the training given to male ninjas, although they had a common core of skills, being trained in martial arts, such as taijutsu, kenjutsu, and ninjutsu. Kunoichi training tended to prioritize female skills.

[Wikipedia]

Again I had a Japanese desire and with the awesome “Masami” gown from Fellini and the super amazing Katana headpiece called “Shakatu”, it was time to full fill that desire 😉 Both of those amazing creations you can find at the NEO Japan event this  month.

I needed shoes and first I thought about heavy boots as a fighter would wear them and then I was watching a movie… Sucker Punch! some of those really strong and kick ass looking ladies had heels on! Even if I doubt that you can fight and run on heels that great, the “Phoebe Slingbacks” from [Gos] looked so great to the whole look so I could not resist adding them to my look 😉

Having already some ‘girly’ parts to my look, I thought I can add the stunning “Mayra” nails from Formanails as well and still be able to holding my Katana right *giggles*

I still find a lot of inspiration in the web for my posting ideas and this time it were the Kunoichi, that inspired me.

First I wanted to shoot it with a simple background, but then when I tried the Katanas, which had those cool flames coming with them, the fire idea was born. The poses for this amazing shoot certainly were made by Poseidon Poses, one of my favorite pose stores especially when it comes to action and movement in pictures.

Clothing

Dress: Fellini Couture – “Masami Gown in Red” (Maitreya) – NEW @ NEO Japan // October 2019

Knee: .:Avanti:. – “Jersey Knee Warmers – Black” (Maitreya Applier)

Shoes: [Gos] – “Phoebe Slingbacks – Boutique” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Headpiece: .:E.A.Studio:. – “Shakatu” – NEW @ NEO Japan // October 2019

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

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

Nails: FORMANAILS – “Mayra XXL” (Maitreya, Bento)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: Exile – “Maybe”

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Lipstick: Zibska – “Bussasba” (LeLutka Applier)

Face Art: Nefekalum Tattoos – “The Master Number” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.4”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Eyes: .ARISE. : – “Haya Eyes / Brown”

Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – “Fibrous” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Katana: [ Quixotica ] – “Katana Pose Collection” (came as a bonus to the pose set)

Poses: Poseidon Poses

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

“I don’t use a hat as a prop. I use it as a part of me.”

How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.
[Philip Treacy]

Do you know the feeling if you get something to blog and it even comes from a long time friend? Exactly that happened to me with Spartin Parx. Spartin and me go way back and I even remember one of our first shoots. The more I got excited when I saw the box with her name on it 😉 When I opened the box, I found 2 amazing hats in there and you all know how much I do love extraordinary, huge headpieces :p

I wanted to give each hat the spotlight that it deserves and that is why I only will have one of the hats for today 🙂

The “Izumi Kasa” hat was my first choice as it instantly gave me a vision for a picture.

The huge hat covers most of your head and face and a long lace hangs down from your chin. A HUD provides you many options for the top of the hat and as well for the huge round part with different colors and patterns.

What else you can wear to such a great hat than a little bot of nothing?*grins*

But if it is a little bot of nothing, it has to be a great one 😉 The amazing detailed harness from Salt & Pepper is a perfect example how strong little things can be. Together with a bra from Devious Mind and sexy panties from Opium’s addiction it makes the perfect outfit for the huge hat.

To get even more focus on the hat and the shoes, I decided to go with a black and red contrast. I love to have a single color to pop out and red against black is something that is not very rare, but it always works 😉

The cool shoes I am wearing are from UTOPIA@Design. Elisabetta Hyun never stops to surprise me with her shoe designs. Always when you think THAT is the best shoe I ever saw, her next release tops it again. Exactly that happened with the “Zafira” boots again. The cool front, which is highly decorated with straps and buckles gives a wonderful opposite to the clean backside.

The shoes have the awesome HUD, that comes with all the UTOPIA@Design shoes. With 9 presets you can have a quick fit and with the Multi texture HUD you can change several parts of the boots. The special again are the 5 different glossiness levels you can choose from if you have advanced lightning enabled. The boots come with fits for Maitreya, both Slink and all 3 Belleza sizes.

It is really interesting to base styles on certain accessories – It always feels like an adventure, where I never know what I will end up with when I start it 😉 You really should try that sometimes – just pick one accessory that you stuck to and see what happens if you add certain things 😉

Outfit & Accessories:

Bra: !dM – “Lara BondageBra” (Maitreya)

Panties: Opiums’s Addiction – “Alexa” (Maitreya)

Harness: Salt & Pepper (S&P) – “Tam” (Maitreya)

Shoes: **UTOPIA@Design** – “Zafira” (Maitreya)

Hat: Parx Design – “Izumi Kasa Hat” – NEW@NEO Japan

Bracelet and Rings: Codex – “Maristel” (Maitreya, Bento)

Nails: Meva – “Bento Nails 3” (Maitreya, Bento) – NEW@Easter Egg Hunt

Body & Tattoos:

Head: LeLutka – “Simone 3.0”

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

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

Model & Photographer:

Wicca Merlin