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Leopard Print for Versus Magazine – Part 1

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Read the Magazine:

Versus Magazine Spring/Summer 2016

Details

Pants: GizzA – “Ladies Cargo”

Top: LeeZu – “Loui Pullover”

Jacket: GizzA – “Petra Jacket”

Shoes: Garbaggio – “Pointed Booties”

Bag: [sys] – “Charley Bag”

Hair: no.match – “No.Border”

Handwrap: Pomposity – “Palm Wrap”

Pose: Del May

Locations: Baby’s Ear

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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LOTD 05/23/2016 – Spring Flower

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Yes, me trying some pastel!

I know it is not that often, that I am wearing pink or even worse… pastel pink! But sometimes I am just in such a mood.

This time it was the “Georgia Corset” from Byrne that got me started on todays look.

Last week I had the pleasure to help hosting one of the fashion week shows of PENUMBRA and it turned out to be a show where Byrne showcased their amazing designs.

So certainly I wanted to wear something from Byrne and after trying different creations my choice fell on the “Georgia Corset”

The corset comes in  the 5 standard sizes. Mixing and matching meshes can be a pain in the ass so I put on a long time favourite of mine, the “Brit Pants” from LeeZu. They are layer clothing but  sometimes I really do still like that especially if the textures are so amazingly detailed and high quality.

The super cool shoes are made by Glamistry. The heels instantly caught my heart when i saw them and they reminded me somehow about the logo of ‘The devil wears Prada’. I have an addiction for such little details that you usually just see on the second view 😉

With the amazing huge HUD and all the color options I could easily match them to one of the colors in the corset.

Certainly this whole look called for a non usual hair color, which I found with the “Sophia” hair from EMO-tions. I LOVE short hairstyles and I was so happy, when I saw this super chic and cute hair style with the amazing flower on the right side of the head.

The colorful and pastel based look with the light pink hair called for a very subtile and light makeup for me and so I chose the “Lennie” eyeshadow, the “Vio No.1” lashes and the amazing “Winterberries” lipstick, all made by Zibska.

I just had to find a stunning spring looking place. That I found at “Devils Point”. An amazing little island, with the feeling of a nature loving british isle. So many amazing details and corners, not only great for pictures. Exploring is a lot of fun there as well as you will find so many little places and corners with different decoration and feelings… just wonderful!

Details

Top: Byrne – “Georgia Corset”

Pants: LeeZu – “Brit Pants”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Parrasana”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Sophia”

Collar: Charm – “Skai Collar”

Bracelets: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Cathbad Set” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Lashes: Zibska – “Via No. 01”

Makeup: Zibska – “Lennie 07”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Winterberries 11”

Location: Devils Point

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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LOTD 05/22/2016 – Landscape, Scenery or Editorial?

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Sometimes it is a hard decision how you want your photo to look like.

This time I was pondering a lot between an editorial look, or just find a matching landscape or if I wanna build a scenery on my platform.

 

I started with roaming around sims to find an ice location first when Anderian IMed me and we talked about editorial shots. I told her I am looking for something modern hippy looking when she suggested to just try google for 70s editorial fashion shots.

And there my vision of a landscape did go… now I wanted to do an editorial one :p

Enough of story telling about sceneries, let’s get the view on the clothing 😉

The amazing “Happy Stroll in the Rain” jeans from Whimsical Imaginarium are the base of my todays styling. I got those amazing pants from Bodza, while we were talking and I fell immediately in love with them. I have a heart for wide flaired bell bottom pants in RL as well… I am not a 70s person, I was born in the 70s so the basic late 70s trends did pass me by while being a little child. Even if I remember some of those being in my wardrobe.. especially those weird wide dresses that started to get wide under the chest…

Now you gonna say ‘Oh yeah there is millions of those pants on the grid’ but well.. those catched my eyes because of the amazing texture and as well with the idea of having one lower leg colored different. To cover the color break on the knee, Bodza put some delicate lace and as well to repeat the colors ( yes I am a friend of no standalone colors… :p ) one oft the back pockets has the same color.

The amazing textured top is made by Asia Rae and it was a perfect addition to the amazing jeans – style and colorwise 😉 The “Demy Crop Top” comes with a color HUD so you can customize the top to your needs colorwise.

For the jewelry I decided to go for a mix and match of 2 different Kungler sets and an amazing necklace from Charm. The cool glasses that did underline the modern 70s look I got from agapee. They are kinda funny to use, as they come with a HUD that lets you move the glasses up to your head with an animation and as well you have 3 options for the glasses to fold the front side up.

For the hair I decided to go with a new style from Truth, which was released on the actual round of the Enchantment event.  The hair is very versatile too as you get different options for the forehead part and several sizes for all kind of chest sizes.

The best shoes to go for todays look were wedges (Grand I can hear you on that one and believe me, usually I am not a friend of wedges myself, but that look simply called for them!)

The “Oksana Leather Heels” from [MODA] actually did not look that bad and with their huge HUD – all of their shoes have that huge HUD – it was quite easy to match them in color to the rest of the look 🙂

Since I wanted something clean and editorial looking, as well as something with sit poses – which are so underestimated in so many blogs – I tried my luck on the “Lovers Crate Seat” from Shutter Field. The poses in that little cube are quite awesome, they just did not go too well with my outfit, so I just tried random poses out of my inventory to make it work. I realized very fast that having long legs and being a little bit above the average in terms of height, makes sitting a huge challenge :p . But with some minor graphic surgery even that worked out quite well. Since I am not that great skilled in working with editing programs, I can promise it really only was minor fixing 😉

So in the end, it was the editorial version for today, but like I said to Tempe lately when we talked – and she agreed with me – … every style, every look, can call for something special. I neither wanna miss the fun roaming around on sims to find amazing locations, nor I would like to just have self-built sceneries or only white screened pictures for my blog. It is a lot about moods, feelings and emotions, that make me decide what the end result will be 😉

Details

Pants: Whimsical Imaginarium (*Wh.I*) – “Happy Stroll in the Rain” – NEW

Top: Asia Rae [AR] – “Demy Crop Top”

Shoes: [MODA] – “Oksana Leather Heels”

Bracelet: Kunglers – “Keira”

Ring: Kunglers – “Assira”

Necklace: .Charm. – “Fearis Collar”

Glasses: agapee (*agp*) – “Johnny Sunglasses”

Hair: Truth – “May” – NEW @ Enchantment

Prop: Shutter Field [sf] – “Lovers Crate Seat”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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Caira [Latex Edition] – NEW @ Wicca’s Wardrobe

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Lately I had a long talk with a close friend of mine about latex on fashion runways.

In the end we both agreed that latex can be a very fashionable fabric for clothing and accessories and so the idea of the “Caira” Latex Edition was born.

I know from various talks with other SL models, that many feel uncomphortable with wearing latex or think that latex just belong to others peoples bedrooms.

I never understood that because if you look at RL runways the high fashion designers used latex and vinyl for years. It all always depends on the way of how the latex is used and as well about the presentation.

To me latex always was something that had a very cool look to many different designs. Sometimes you saw very casual clothing shapes totally changed in their attitude with just being made of latex.

When we made the new “Caira” outfit for the store, we first had a Leather Edition, but we wanted to try how it would look in latex or vinyl as well and so we gave it a try. I have to say latex is one of the hardest materials you can try in SL probably as all the shine and lights are not really easy to do.

If you ever saw a latex clothing piece in RL, it basically just has a surface that is very clean, glossy and sleek with nearly no fabric structure. So everything what makes the look of latex is the light of the surrounding, that gets reflected by the clothing piece. That means it never will have the shadows and lights on the same spot, basically they change with every move.

Now try to make some permanent high lights for SL, which donot look like you wouldhave painted on someones body with a wide brush of white wall paint :p

It took some time until we all were satisfied with our version of a latex looking “Caira” but the result now really looks good and I love to wear it myself a lot. Especially becasue iam allergic to latex in RL and can’t do it there at all without getting bad pimples and itchy spots all over my skin *giggles*

In the end I guess everyone needs to decide on their own, if they wanna wear latex or vinyl or not, but I would not ban it from the runways or out of fashion blogs in general 😉 To me they are refreshing and extraordiary plus sometimes.

I had fun doing those pictures, giving them an art touch with different lightnings and crops 😉

Details

Outfit: Wicca’s Wardrobe – “Caira Edition” – NEW

Boots: [MODA] – Sakari Strapped Boots”

Collar: Happy Undead – “Charming Collar”

Hair: Tableau Vivant – “LeeJae”

Head: Catwa – “Jessica”

Lipstick: Zibska – “Blacktop Lips”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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The Afternoon of a Faun

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Faun 1

The Afternoon of a Faun

These nymphs that I would perpetuate:

so clear

And light, their carnation, that it floats in the air

Heavy with leafy slumbers.

Did I love a dream?

My doubt, night’s ancient hoard, pursues its theme

In branching labyrinths, which being still

The veritable woods themselves, alas, reveal

My triumph as the ideal fault of roses.

Faun 5

Consider…

whether the women of your glosses

Are phantoms of your fabulous desires!

Faun, the illusion flees from the cold, blue eyes

Of the chaster nymph like a fountain gushing tears:

But the other, all in sighs, you say, compares

To a hot wind through your fleece that blows at noon?

No! through the motionless and weary swoon

Of stifling heat that suffocates the morning,

Save from my flute, no waters murmuring

In harmony flow out into the groves;

And the only wind on the horizon no ripple moves,

Exhaled from my twin pipes and swift to drain

The melody in arid drifts of rain,

Is the visible, serene and fictive air

Of inspiration rising as if in prayer.

Relate, Sicilian shores, whose tranquil fens

My vanity disturbs as do the suns,

Silent beneath the brilliant flowers of flame:

“That cutting hollow reeds my art would tame,

I saw far off, against the glaucous gold

Of foliage twined to where the springs run cold,

An animal whiteness languorously swaying;

To the slow prelude that the pipes were playing,

This flight of swans — no! naiads — rose in a shower

Of spray…”

Faun 6

Day burns inert in the tawny hour

And excess of hymen is escaped away —

Without a sign, from one pined for the primal A:

And so, beneath a flood of antique light,

As innocent as are the lilies white,

To my first ardours I wake alone.

Besides sweet nothings by their lips made known,

Kisses that only mark their perfidy,

My chest reveals an unsolved mystery…

The toothmarks of some strange, majestic creature:

Enough! Arcana such as these disclose their nature

Only through vast twin reeds played to the skies,

That, turning to music all that clouds the eyes,

Dream, in a long solo, that we amused

The beauty all around us by confused

Equations with our credulous melody;

Faun 7

And dream that the song can make love soar so high

That, purged of all ordinary fantasies

Of back or breast — incessant shapes that rise

In blindness — it distils sonorities

From every empty and monotonous line.

Then, instrument of flights, Syrinx malign,

At lakes where you attend me, bloom once more!

Long shall my discourse from the echoing shore

Depict those goddesses: by masquerades,

I’ll strip the veils that sanctify their shades;

And when I’ve sucked the brightness out of grapes,

To quell the flood of sorrow that escapes,

I’ll lift the empty cluster to the sky,

Avidly drunk till evening has drawn nigh,

And blow in laughter through the luminous skins.

Faun 4

Let us inflate our MEMORIES, O nymphs.

“Piercing the reeds, my darting eyes transfix,

Plunged in the cooling waves, immortal necks,

And cries of fury echo through the air;

Splendid cascades of tresses disappear

In shimmering jewels. Pursuing them, I find

There, at my feet, two sleepers intertwined,

Bruised in the languor of duality,

Their arms about each other heedlessly.

I bear them, still entangled, to a height

Where frivolous shadow never mocks the light

And dying roses yield the sun their scent,

That with the day our passions might be spent.”

I adore you, wrath of virgins-fierce delight

Of the sacred burden’s writhing naked flight

From the fiery lightning of my lips that flash

With the secret terror of the thirsting flesh:

From the cruel one’s feet to the heart of the shy,

Whom innocence abandons suddenly,

Watered in frenzied or less woeful tears.

Faun 3

“Gay with the conquest of those traitorous fears,

I sinned when I divided the dishevelled

Tuft of kisses that the gods had ravelled.

For hardly had I hidden an ardent moan

Deep in the joyous recesses of one

(Holding by a finger, that her swanlike pallor

From her sister’s passion might be tinged with colour,

The little one, unblushingly demure),

When from my arms, loosened by death obscure,

This prey, ungrateful to the end, breaks free,

Spurning the sobs that still transported me.”

Others will lead me on to happiness,

Their tresses knotted round my horns, I guess.

You know, my passion, that crimson with ripe seeds,

Pomegranates burst in a murmur of bees,

And that our blood, seized by each passing form,

Flows toward desire’s everlasting swarm.

In the time when the forest turns ashen and gold

And the summer’s demise in the leaves is extolled,

Etna! when Venus visits her retreat,

Treading your lava with innocent feet,

Though a sad sleep thunders and the flame burns cold.

Faun 8

I hold the queen!

Sure punishment…

No, but the soul,

Weighed down by the body, wordless, struck dumb,

To noon’s proud silence must at last succumb:

And so, let me sleep, oblivious of sin,

Stretched out on the thirsty sand, drinking in

The bountiful rays of the wine-growing star!

Couple, farewell; I’ll see the shade that now you are.

[by Stephen Mallarme

Translated from French by Henry Weinfeld and Mark Ebden]

Faun 2

Details

Pants: [sys] – “Comox Pants” – NEW @ Gen Neutral

Top: [sys] – “Rio t-Shirt”

Shoes: GizzA – “Combat Boots & Socks”

Armor: [LAB737] – “Ram Armor”

Horns: Wasabi Pills – “Inferno Horns”

Hair: EMO-tions – “Amare”

Face Decor: The Forge – “Face Chain”

Tattoo: [White~Widow] – “Criminal”

Makeup: +Nuuna+ – “Ere Makeup” & ” Hlaftone”

Location: Crest of Vrek’mar

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

 


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Can Latex and Vinyl be Fashion? – Yes they can!

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

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Sometimes you just sit there and stare at your inventory, not knowing what you wanna do… You just see a wall of things you wanna blog and you cannot make up your mind what you should do first. I usually start then first with some inventory sorting and cleaning, what I anyways do way to occasionally…

Sometimes you get lucky and find an inspiration while you are sorting, sometimes you just have to put on several things until feels like “DingDingDing” and you know exactly what you wanna do 😉

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It wasnt that bad this time, as I did know I want to showcase one of the latest releases of [sys] from the Black Fair and the mega cool Elephant seat from 22769 from the actual We <3 RP event.

 Now, the big question was how to bring those 2 together in a cool way, as I wanted to combine the latex look of the “Hellia” dress with the light shining texture of the “Elephant Loveseat”.

When I looked through my inventory to see what more I could use for my scenery, I came across the “Chameleon Bag” from Boutique #187, which i just put on the sofa, as I did not yet know what kind of poses I wanna use. Furthermore I found a shelf, that I got last year at the On9 event from six o’clock and some wall art from 22769.

The scenery became more and more monochrome and modern and so I decided to wear the “Overcast” hat from LODE to my styling. It is a long time favourite of mine and while I was fooling around with several poses more and more the idea of the huge hat did grow in my head. Last but not least I added the wrist cuffs of our new “Cathbad Set”, which we made with Wicca’s Wardrobe for the actual round of The Secret affair and some sheer tights from Izzie’s, to feature the gold parts of the “Hellia” outfit a little bit more.

To finish my look I certainly HAD to use my new “Nemesia” angle boots from Glamistry. Since I saw that boots the first time I fell in love with them. I know they are not the newest release from Glamistry but they are one of my personal favorites! They are so versatile! Depending on the color and color combinations they can feature every style from casual to elegant. Today certainly I had to go for black & gold to match the actual look (not to mention that black is my favourite colors anyways :p )

Overall this look might be another example, that latex can be fashionable even if so many still sort it only in the wrong corner… even some of the most popular designers used latex and vinyl for their creations and put it on the runways of our world 😉

Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Hellia” NEW @ The Dark Style Fair

Tights: Izzie’s – “Sheer Tights Colors”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Nemesia”

Hat: LODE – “Overcast”

Cuffs: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Cathbad Set” – NEW @ The Secret Affair

Bag: Boutique #187 – Chameleon Bag”

Sofa: 22769 – “Elephant Loveseat” – NEW @ We<3RP

Shelf: ! six o’clock! – “Geometrical Bookcase Set”

Letters: 22769 – “Sinatra Wall Art”

Lamp: Elysium – “Nyborg Lamp”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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Wasteland Vamp with Asteria & Enfant Terrible

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Asteria 1

Sometimes you put on an outfit and you already know what you want it to look like :p

Exactly that happened to me with the “Tanya” outfit from Asteria.

Asteria 2

The outfit contains the amazing top, high-waisted panties and the incredible gitternet skirt. The top is decorated with some delicate lace at the bottom and the panties can be worn with or without the skirt. It is available in many different colors, but since I am addicted to black, I certainly used the black option 🙂

Asteria 3

With the golden metal studs on the skirt and the very cool collar with the long leather tassels, this outfit called for something additional golden to me and so I chose the “Emma’s Halo” head-piece from Enfant Terrible in gold.

The amazing long and elegant gloves I picked from the “Charlotte” outfit from GizzA.

Asteria 5

The “Patch Mechanics” from .shi and the amazing “Rift Lip Paint” from Deche just made the finish of the look to me. The awesome boots are made by [MODA]. The come with a huge HUD, that lets you customize the boots in any way you think, so you can fit them to your outfit.

The amazing scenery I found at the wastelands. I loved the shape of the structure as it went so well with the shape of the headpiece and just gave the right ambience and feeling to what I wanted for my pictures.

Asteria 4

Details

Outfit – Asteria – “Tanya” NEW @ CSR

Gloves: GizzA – “Charlotte Outfit” (part of the outfit)

Boots: [MODA] – “Sakari Strapped Boots”

Headpiece: Enfant Terrrible – “Emma’s Halo”

Eyepatch: .shi – “Patch Mechanics”

Lips Art: Deche – “Rift Lip Paint”

Hair: DeLa – “Julia II”

Poses: Del May

Location: Wastelands

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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LOTD 05/11/2016 – Pokerface?

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

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What ever was in my flu medicals… it must have had a girly factor…

I have no clue why but for some reason the last few days, all I tried to style turned out kinda girly :p

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Today I am wearing the “Anae Dress”, made by [sys]. This cute short but as well edgy dress, totally caught my attention when I unpacked it and tried it for the first time. With the plain top and the amazing designed skirt, parted from each other with a chic leather belt, this dress totally is a must have for every fashionista.

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The more I worked on the styling, the cuter the whole look became and I wanted a little twist on the overall view. First I added the glasses from Since 1975 and then the cool “Ann” bow from Elysium. All of a sudden I had a Lady Gaga feel to the whole styling and went on with the super cool “Cathien Collar” from Meva. The little bag is one of my faves lately as it is not that huge and works so much better as the usual big bags I have. The “Petite Malle” bag was made by Tracei and totally will have a place in the first part of my wardrobe 😉

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First I tried some pumps and stilettos but all of the ones I put on kinda did not give the outfit what it needed in my view and so I decided to go with some more heavy looking ankle boots from Glamistry. The “Lantana” booties are ono of my all time favourites and I would not wanna miss them in my inventory. With the huge HUD you can customize them perfectly to nearly every look as you can recolor so many different parts single!

Last but not least I wanted some jewelry. Not too much but a little bit of chic, which I found with the “Arm Chain No. 2 ” from Finesmith.

Over all the whole style turned out as a fun outfit and even if I am not a girly type usually I really do like the overall look 😉

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Details

Outfit: [sys] – “Anae Dress”

Shoes: Glamistry – “Lantana Ankelboots”

Headpiece: Elysium – “Ann”

Glasses: [Since 1975] – “Vintage Glasses]

Bracelet: [sys] – “Pop BRacelet”

Bag: Tracei – “Petite Malle”

Collar: Meva – “Cathien Collar”

Armlet: Finesmith – “Arm Chain No. 2”

Hair: [taketomi] – “Kurako”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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LOTD 05/05/2016

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

Astralia+Glamistry 4a

TUNES

Smooth Operator

Diamond life, lover boy.
We move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.
City lights and business nights.
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights.No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
When sentiment is left to chance.
No place to be ending but somewhere to start.

Astralia+Glamistry 3a

No need to ask.
He’s a smooth operator.

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male.
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale.

Face to face, each classic case.
We shadow box and double cross,
Yet need the chase.

Astralia+Glamistry 1a

A license to love, insurance to hold.
Melts all your memories and change into gold.
His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold.

No need to ask.
He’s a smooth operator.

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male.
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale.

Smooth operator!

Astralia+Glamistry 2a
Details
Outfit: Asteria – “Milena Drape Dress” – NEW
Shoes: Glamistry – “Aster”
Hair: EMO-tions – “Kristen”
Jewelry: Finesmith – “Alberta”
Bench: 22769 – “Pasta Bench”
Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin


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Wicca’s Wardrobe & The Edge Photo Challenge !

Previously posted by Wicca Merlin at Wicca Merlin.

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Wicca’s Wardrobe / Windlight Magazine Photo Competition Advert

Wicca’s Wardrobe / Windlight Magazine Photo Competition

Wicca’s Wardrobe has partnered with Windlight Magazine to offer a photo competition with amazing prizes for the Winner.

The Theme of Competition is

‘Show Us Your Couture Fairytale’

The Competition runs between April 24th and May 15th (deadline May 15th at Midnight SLT).

Taxi to Wicca’s Wardrobe

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/43/150/22

Rules

Style and Photograph a Couture Fairytale look inspired featuring current Wicca’s Wardrobe Designs from her Store or Events around SL. Accessories and added clothing is allowed but Wicca’s Wardrobe clothing should be recognisable.

(No group gifts please!)

PHOTO SHOULD BE SHOT BY ENTRANT

Winner’s Prizes

Winner gets 2K Lindens, 2K Gift Voucher from Wicca’s Wardrobe and winning Photo published in Windlight Magazine.

Only one Photo per entrant allowed.

Entrants have to post their photo to the Windlight Competitions Flickr group

www.flickr.com/groups/theedgestylingchallenges/

On their flickr entry, entrants should note the Wicca’s Wardrobe items they are wearing.

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