Gemstones – THEMA Magazine – How to be an Obsidian?

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I again had the great pleasure to be one of the contributors for the THEMA Magazine. Taylor Wassep, owner and founder of that amazing magazine, always looks for different artists to make pictures for specific themes.

This time her idea was, to have gemstones as the basic inspiration. We could choose from a list of gemstones and certainly I wanted to have something with black. After i talked to Taylor we came across the Obsidian gem stone. That was exactly what I like and so I started to style something according to my gemstone.

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I already had an idea in mind for my set. According to that I needed to find something, that would let me sit and do some crazy poses without breaking the whole outfit.

So I started with the “Couture Leggings” from Maitreya. For the top I found an old corset from E-Clipse called “LaDominante”. That made a great base for some editorial pictures and poses.

To underline the Obsidian character, I wanted to bring in some lighter spots, since the gemstone itself as well has some lighter reflections.

So I took out the helm from the “Bellatrix” outfitย  and as well the chest piece of the “Plaisance Deux” outfit, both from Zibska, and completed my look.

For the set… I wanted to have a jewelry box and the first idea was to make myself the gemstone of a ring in that box… it did not work out that way, so I tried to place myself beside the ring in the ringbox which I liked a lot more ๐Ÿ˜‰

To see all the amazing pictures of the last THEMA issue please see the full magazine @ http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_gemstones

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Details

Pants: Maitreya – “Couture Leggings”

Top: E-Clipse – “LaDominante”(part of the outfit)

Gloves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Avicularia Gloves”(part of the outfit)

Belt: Armidi Gisaci – “Au Di Leather Belt” (store not anymore existing)

Accessories: Zibska – “Plaisance Deux” (part of the outfit)

Helmet: Zibska – “Bellatrix Helm” (part of the outfit)

Makeup: Nuuna’s – “Zion 2 Black” & Corvus – “Fighter Eyeshadow”

Lipstick: L.Fauna – “Lipstick Black”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Avantasia for THEMA Magazine

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Avantasia

(some when in the future round about the year 2525 maybe….)

Be aware of the life on Avantasia before you venture into this world in the climax of war and anarchy, their enemies, the sirens of Venus who else.ย  The Avantasians are a complex race but by no means should they be underestimated, from their flexibility to the swifness of their long sharp talons, their catlike movements ooze in deadly elegance and subtle seduction as they prowl their world in search for the ultimate in style to seduce their next victim…I mean mate.

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Sometimes you just need 2 to 3 pictures and you end up with 9 and cannot decide which ones to use. That happened to me when I made my pictures for the actual THEMA Magazine (http://issuu.com/themapublications/docs/thema_terraefirma)

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The theme was Terrae Firma, and we was asked to create pictures about a new race of the existing planets or a new planet. When Tayler told me, I was immediately sure I wanted to create a new planet with a new race.

I wanted to do something still fashion related and human but to the same time, futuristic and apocalyptic. I love apocalyptic movies and art and so I watchedย  a few of my favourite movies while I was styling.

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The first piece that came to my mind was the “Lucian Hat Nox” hat from Machoire. An incredible headpiece made of so many filigree parts and textured with such a great feeling for materials.

This amazing art piece is available in different colors, wich you all can see at the Machoire main store or at their website (http://machoire.blogspot.fr/)

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Now I had to find something what kinda showed evolution for the future but still has a human aspect for the whole look.

The head-piece gave a rough idea for the general colors, back and some kind of metal should be the basic.

So started with a super old but still amazing top from Muhi. One of the brands I really miss in SL as they always were up to date and very fashion forward.

I know some people are against wearing old stuff and tell always to delete older things, but I am going more with my belly feeling and keep old things which I really like to combine them with new things. That sometimes can make a look very unique, as long as you keep the general style up to date and modern. Certainly some things are outdated some when, like the super old skins or hair, wich automatically let you look like 2007 :p , but for some clothing pieces and accessories that might not be the case ๐Ÿ˜‰ . As well I would say there is a difference in wearing old things for a picture or on the runway as some of the older things just react weird with movement, especially if they have huge static prims or sculpties, wich can look better with a nowadays mesh prim that actually moves with your properly.

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To add a modern touch I put on my “Lavinia Leggins” in anthracite, which I made for my store Wicca’s Wardrobe. With the leathern garter belt over the leggings – one piece to wear – it got a strong and powerful look but as well some sexy attitude.

To finish the basic human look I added hells from Death Row Designs with some heavy chains and a huge plateau heel.

Now the challenge started to develop the human race forward to fit in the futuristic and apocalyptic environment, that I had in my mind for the new planet and race.

The first idea was the “Demonhands” from Death Row Designs. The sharp claws are important to fight and survive on the new planets face.

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I so many apocalyptic movies females wear corsets in some style and this made me add one corset of Trilobite over the “Asymetrical Bodysuit” from Muhi. And what should not miss? Some weapon looking accessories. Those I found as well at Death Row Designs.. I bet you can tell I love this store really a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

ย The finish was the “Centipede” spine attachment, that comes with a wonderful tattoo layer. The tattoo makes the spine look like, as it would grow out directly off your back.

All the poses used in this post are from Del May, one of my favourite pose makers beside PosESioN or Corpus to just name a few.

And like I said in the beginning, It was so hard to decide between all the pictures I made, that this post is a little bit picture heavy ๐Ÿ˜‰

I would like to thank Taylor Wassep for this amazing opportunity and the great inspiration of her theme. The THEMA Magazine is for me really kinda an art exhibition with amazing stylists and photographers and I am feeling very honored that I was allowed to be part again ๐Ÿ™‚

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Details

ย Top: Muhi – “Asymetrical Bodysuit” (store not any longer existing)

Corset: Trilobite – “Latex Underbust – Coal” (store not any longer existing)

Pants: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Lavinia Leggings” (for slink mesh high feet)

Shoes: DRD – “Whoreheels” (for slink mesh high feet)

Head Piece: Machoire – “Lusian Hat Nox”

Arms: DRD – “Demonhands”

Arm Accessories: DRD – “Armor Female”

Spine Attachment: DRD – “Centipede”

Hair: Baiastice – “Agnes”

Skin: [sys] – “Eva 02”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Zion 2 Black”

Lipstick: Oceane – “Jade Lips Black Silver Stripe”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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Rotten Defiance, Loovus Dzevavor and White Widow for the Ashraya Project

Dress: [*RD*] – “Maxi Dress-White Flower” – NEW – (Ashraya Project) (mesh)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Lata Mem” – NEW – (Ashraya Project)

Facetattoo: White Widow – “Wild Flowers” – NEW – (Ashraya Project)

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Synergy” (Groupgift)

Lashes: Detour – “Spider”

Nails: Love Soul – “”Spirit”

Poses: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Loovus Dzevavor & ANTURE for the Ashraya Project

Dress: ANTURE – “Sarame” – NEW (exclusive dress for the Ashraya Project)

“The Sarame dress is 100% rigged mesh. It features India’s National Bird the Peacock (hand painted), along with traditional images. The aim of the design was to bring traditional Indian imagery to western fashion. In India the Peacock is a symbol of beauty, joy, grace and love. It is this that inspired me to create the Sarame dress after all every man, woman and child is beautiful and deserving of joy and love, therefor I wanted the dress to be graceful in its design, just like the peacock. I hope you enjoy the dress as much as I enjoyed making it.” (Temperance Kellman, ANTURE – CEO & Designer)

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Diska” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Pumps: Loovus Dzevavor – “Ashraya Pumps” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Tattoo: Loovus Dzevavor – “Henna Beauty 1”- NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Makeup: Loovus Dzevavor – “Kajal Liners 2” – NEW (Ashraya Project item)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Mohar” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

[AD] Creations & Urban Lutz for The Ashraya Project

I am very happy that I can show you 2 more designs that will be part of the Ashraya Project.ย  Aliza Karu, owner and designer of [AD] Creations, created a wonderful black and white dress with some cute glasses. The “Andrew female” outfit really is something special. The skirt is made with the new mesh technique, the rest of the prims, like the belt, the glasses, the lace and the jacket collar, you can edit like usual prims or sculpties. The ribbons and the lace part beneath the skirt, give the whole outfit a playful dolly touch. The cool unsymmetrical gloves again show the genius ideas of Aliza Karu, who always for me was one of the designers that created outfits and items out of the box and beside the usual mainstream ๐Ÿ˜‰

The hair as well is a contribution to the Ashraya Project. It comes off the house of Urban Lutz.ย  Tayler Wassep made this amazing “India” hair as her part for the great charity event of Anna Sapphire. The hair has some wonderful decorations with the little golden and red golden parts on the forehead and the whole style looks like a ponytail in the back.

The LM for the Ashraya Project will be posted as soon as I can get a hand on it ๐Ÿ™‚ But I really like it to show you some of the great items before hand so you can maybe make your own personal shopping list already ๐Ÿ˜‰

Details

Dress (incl. glasses): [AD] Creations – “Andrew female” – NEW (Ashraya Project Item) (mesh)

Hair: Urban Lutz – “India” – NEW (Ashraya Project Item)

Makeup: Lovely Mi – “Avant Garde 01”

Boots: Ten”10 – “Megas Boots” (mesh)

Pose: Corpus

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News from Fellini Couture & Urban Lutz – “Capricci” meets the “Simple Bun”

Dress: Fellini Couture – “Capricci” – NEW

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Simple Bun” – NEW

Shoes: *GF* – “Flower Pumps-Eve”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Magnolia

Eyeliner: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Contour Lips” /lilac

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Stunning Mesh News from Ezura!!!

Gown: Ezura – “Aria” – NEW (mesh)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Magnolia – NEW

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Flora” /black – NEW

Lashes: Redgrave – “Superior”

Earrings: MOOD – “Vengeance Glam Earring” /silver

Nails: Finesmith – “Onyx”

Poses: Manifeste

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Cute Rainy News from Ezura ;)

Outfit: Ezura – “Rain Suit” /black – NEW

Hair: Bizarre Hair – “Electra”

Jewelry (incl umbrella): Finesmith – “Noir”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Fatality Ballet Boots” /black

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Outfit: Ezura – “Rain Suit” – NEW (special Valentine edition)

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Sue” – NEW (not yet released!!!)

Glasses & Choker: Finesmith – “Flames”ย  – NEW (Valentine Group Gift – still available!!!)

Nails: [V] Couture – “Blood Nails”

Boots: NeurolaB Inc. – “Ultimate Hi-Boots” /red

Hat: Champagne! Sparkling Couture – “Precious” NEW (Valentine Gift)

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

News from Miamai & Urban Lutz!

Outfit: Miamai – Lyssa – NEW

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Anna” – NEW

Brooche: Finesmith – “Heartbeat” – NEW at CHIC

Earrings: Finesmith – “Exist”

Boots: Pacadi Jasha – “Armadillo Plateaus”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” (special custom makeup)

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin