Wicca’s Wardrobe: New Born Wicca – A total Makeover!
5 years in SL… a long time for an avatar… 4 years modeling… a long time for some pixels . Since 5 years I never had a major change on my avatar. I was using the shape I got as I entered SL with an ugly goth avatar in 2007 . Certainly, there were twists and tweaks all the time till the shape turned out like it was in the end before I started to think about a whole makeover, but basically I worked always from the same base shape all the time. If you do that usually you do not make any master changes as you maybe do not totally dislike what you did before and as well you did it till then because you liked it basically. I did no hate my old face… thre was more behind that in the end brought me to a total change…
If you model for quite some time you will be allowed to do many different things… shows, rehersals, video tapings, print modeling, vendor advertises, blogs and many things more that are really fun and give you a lot of experience. At some point after being allowed to do all this wonderful things you come to a wall… and you try and try to get over this wall to make your way further, but it seems like you only run against it again and again… that you are not able to make it over it… with time this gets very depressing and boring as well. I checked all directions there was no way around this wall I had to climb over it. Day by day I felt just like that walked against this damn wall and got a bloody nose again and again… I was about to give up.,,
I talked to close friends about and they told me to search for new tasks and I got the idea that this might be the way over that damn wall. Kay Fairey and Falbala Fairey really tried to pull my mind in many different directions and options of what I could do. So many amazing friends had an ear for all of my thoughts and told me their point of view.
I started to think more in the direction of helping aspiring models and designers more and for quite some time it really felt as the right way. It made half of the way over it, I really enjoy it still and nevertheless, I came to a point where I wanted to make the other left half as well. I looked around and searched for something that would bring me the missing thought, but I could not see any… again…
This time it must have been fate, that my way crossed the one of Jesika Contepomi again. We did not talk for a longer time and I do not really remember why we started talking but we ended up talking about my feeling about the modeling and the huge wall I tried to climb over…
She brought me on a thought I did not realize till then… she told me how she saw me from the outside only, my work and my avatar. She told me that ppl recognize me for my stylings but that Wicca not had too much character on her pixels. If people know me, the know my inner character, but how could people remember me if I just go out in jeans if I am only known and recognized for my extravagant styling ideas and that I have a very unique way of styling… why not combine a characteristic, charismatic, unique avatar with my styling abilities?
The made me think a lot. I tried to find an ethnic group that has all the characteristic parts that Wicca always had. The huge eyes, the big nose and small lips, not the actual mainstream with the small eyes and the huge lips that is followed by a lot of avatars lately, I wanted to keep Wicca’s features but even make them even more visible. After searching it was clear that the Scandinavians have a lot of that what Wicca wanted to have… the eyes, the nose, the lips the brows… just nearly everything. I looked up some of the Scandinavian top models and more and more I wanted their look for Wicca. But I as well did not wanna have a total copy of one of those, as Wicca still is an independent character with myself behind it. I again found my way back to Jesika’s IM and we talked about it for quite some time and in the end she told me she will help me to realize this new look. As well the body shape I wanted to have different from the normal look and if you do research you can find 5 basic shapes of human bodies. Many female Second Life residents have a so called “hourglass” body shape with a slim waist, but Wicca never was matching the girly style so we decided to go with the rectangle shape for her basic body as she never had a uber slim waist and too much curves anyway. – for sure I have to play around a bit with it to fit in all that new mesh clothing and system skirts and what not 😉 If you try by yourself it will always end up, not being really different so I really was grateful, that Jesika took the challenge to help me 😉
New shape, new skin… the new Wicca is born 😉 And I have to say… if I turn around, I can see the wall… the one that seemed so hard to overcome 🙂 and if I look forward… way forward on my way… I can see another huge wall…
I hope that, if I reach it, I will have again such great friends that help me again with their honesty and kindness 🙂
True friends, that really tell you their honest opinion are very rare and I am grateful for ech one I was allowed to meet in SL and may call a real friend now 🙂
~ by Wicca Merlin on August 28, 2012.
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