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Wicca´s Wardrobe – A nice meeting in the present and an echo from the past!

Hi again!:)

A few days ago I talked to Wicca Merlin. Wicca and me shared some mutual experiences during the years in both model academies and agencies where we took classes and worked. During our conversation Wicca described ourselves as “old-school”-models these days:)

Some might think that is a negative expression but when we talked it was not in that context at all. We both were around in the years when the SL modelling really took dramatic steps forward and the impact was dramatic in many ways. Some people couldn´t handle it that well but Wicca was not anyway near ending up a diva, far from it. She always managed to keep a balance between great progress and keeping her wonderful self.

That, ladies and gentlemen, brings respect! It is with great pleasure I present Wicca for the first time on my blog and I will look into her work as a designer  this time.

Wicca created her own design line pretty long ago now, her business is named “Wicca’s Wardrobe” and there are many models that tried their own way in designing with various results. Now and then you think to yourself why they started designing and not focused on what they originally were good at, the modelling. Looking at what Wicca accomplished so far that is however not the case here. Let us look into one outfit today that I think is a very good example of Wicca´s work in general. The outfit here is two separate parts of clothing, it´s the “Charlotte” – jacket, here in sandstone colours and the “Nora” – pants, also in sandstone. 

The material is 100 % mesh and Wicca managed to deal with this rather complicated design with many difficult details in a very nice way I have to say. The fabric is also a very nice, balanced presentation and it comes out beautifully indeed in this sandstone colour. The jacket and pants work perfectly together and brings me a feeling of a mixture of the Middle-East, the Old Wild West and even (maybe it´s my weird mind:)), also a soft sense of the old Victorian England or perhaps French Can-Can when I see some parts of the jacket.

When I chose styling for this I decided to add some jewelry from Earthstones, the “Aculo” – set with earrings and necklace and a nice and a bit wild updo from BooN. The poses come from Diesel. As always these days I appear in my beloved “Lara” mesh body from Maitreya.

I look forward to see more of Wicca and her design and my advice to you is of course to go check her production line out yourself and see what suits your own taste. I don´t think you will get disappointed!

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OMG!!! – IT´S ALIVE!!!

Hi again!:) Long time, no see! I´m back again after a pause that I needed because of a promotion in RL that made me realise I couldn´t go on with the modelling/ blogging/ business as I used to. As we use to say, “RL comes first”! Anyway, here I am once more and I have decided to try to slowly start up some blogging again.

A lot has happened in SL during the time I´ve been pausing from my modelling. For example we had an amazing progress with mesh bodies and fitmesh clothing and it will just be more of this with time. I have been using/ trying most of these, from the start with mesh bums and eventually the whole bodies.

Maybe I give my views on this matter soon in another blog post BUT now on to the topic of today! By the way, as always in my blog the pictures will try to reflect the in world-appearance of the outfits as much as possible so no post-processing has been made (CLICK THE PICS FOR FULL SIZE VERSIONS!):

The brand PRISM with it´s really sweet owner, Journey McLaglen and her co-designer of today, Jezzixa Casalet, been having a special place in my past. I have had outfits named after me in the PRISM design line and that made me proud of course but most of all it´s the warm and very personal atmosphere and attitude that strikes you when you work with these people. It´s why it´s natural for me focusing on PRISM of today when I create this “come-back”- post. It´s my way of showing gratitude for the years we worked together but also for the warm welcoming I had when I returned. 

First of all I let you look into a solution where PRISM, in many outfits today, offers you wide options in transforming an outfit to a couple of new ones with a separate colour hud. PRISM to me is COLOURS, but never too extreme, no, it´s always balanced and tasteful, yet very lively expressions of the designers fantasy and will to develop. In this first example it´s the “Kelsey” where you have a top and a skirt with four colour/ texture options each.

I chosen two versions with the base colour pink here. The hair here is from Truth and the jewellery from Earthstones. The shoes are a lovely pair of the work of Candy Doll, named “Tiffany”. These shoes come with a bunch of options possible to use with most mesh bodies of today and of course the SLINK system. All poses today are from DIESEL!

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Next one out is another outfit with the colour hud option. This one is called “Milan” and you will have a crochet tee and shorts with four colour combinations each if you get yourself this set. In this outfit Journey mixes a very modern style (the shorts colours) with a more traditional colour setting in the tee. This works really well actually and the outfit will provide lots of variety for a reasonable price which is also a trademark for PRISM in general. The hair comes from Magika!

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Finally we got the “Lua Sun Day” in blue, a cosy, warm creation for a day in the spring season when you go out maybe wandering in a harbour and watching the boats being prepared for the sea. Again the hair used here comes from Magika! 

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The scenes for these pictures has been the “Max Vintage French Cafe” and “London Harbour! Thanks for visiting me and my blog again! I´m back and with me also a will to show that wellness and health are important values in both SL and RL. Fight anorexia and the unhealthy trends in modelling in SL as in RL!! Curvy is OK!!!