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Pumpkin Time Arrives

Pumpkins from Sway’s

I’m so excited that fall is finally here. Sway’s offers up gorgeous pumpkin offerings for your fall decorating.

I had been wanting something a little different for pumpkins this year. I am hoping we have a lot of fun Halloween decor on the Gangway. Do you suppose we will? I still haven’t met any neighbors. Maybe my whimsical pumpkins will attract some!

I hope I don’t go too overboard this year. I think I did too much last year. I’ll try not to add the shrieking banshee. Try. It’s a while till Halloween though, no promises.

This hair from Exile is a fun surprise from the back. So pretty.

Well I’m definitely not done, but this is some serious progress, I have to say.

October is coming! I am ready!

Happy little Linden home.

Pumpkins and Paving Stones: Sway’s

Skin: Pink Fuel

Ring:(Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya

Eyes: Izzie’s 

Head: LeLutka.Head.May 3.3

Dress::V.e.  LiLi Dress FLF Cherry MT

Earrings: Cae :: Enchanted)

Hair: Exile:: Lana

Shoes: Ingenue :: Miyu Heels (Maitreya) 

Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit  2019

Kowloon To You Too

I decided to head out for some adventure exploring today and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Kowloon was a really well planned out city-scape and I’m going to be going back to explore more. I met some locals there down in one of the sublevel gathering areas who treated me to some of the local fair – roasted scorpion! Continue reading

Symbiosis

Oxford English Dictionary definition of Symbiosis

Oxford English Dictionary definition of Symbiosis

The relationship between designers and bloggers has generated a lot of conversation lately — and that is certainly preferable to allowing anger, frustration and resentment to bubble beneath the surface. For me, though, many of these discussions spend too little time reflecting on the symbiotic relationship between blogger and designer and that leads to an unnecessary and misleading polarization of the issue. Bloggers and creators should not be polarized, because they need each other and their relationship is symbiotic, not parasitic.

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Don’t get me wrong. I roll my eyes when I see increasingly prescriptive demands from creators, but I understand where the motivation for these demands originate. There are more and more and more bloggers everyday. It is clear that several, though not most, people who decide to blog see it as an opportunity to get free stuff. There is plenty of evidence for this from Flickr posters soliciting “blog sponsors” without regard to their own aesthetic to the fact that I, a blogger who has made exactly two projectors for sale, get random notecards asking me to add people to my blogging team. Hah!

If you are sending me a notecard, you have not looked at what I make. If you have not looked at what I make, you don’t care about the quality or creativity or any of the other reasons someone would want to blog another’s items. You just want stuff.

I do not disapprove of a blogger contacting a designer. I have myself. However, I only do it when that designer speaks to me with their creations. When a designer’s work stands out from the crowd. When I have worn it and blogged it and know I love it.  When their work suits my taste and the way I think about clothing. Yes, then I will read their profile to learn how they recruit new bloggers and follow their instructions. I may be one of the “old guard”, but I still follow instructions. The key point though, is that I only ask if their work is something I would still wear and still buy, if and when I can afford it, whether they added me as a blogger or not.

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Details

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While big elements of a design may draw our eyes, it is the details that win our hearts. Sure, I love the beautiful color combinations in this floral crown and in this dress, but it is the beautiful butterfly and seed pods and the gorgeous ruching that make them special.

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I love how this look came together, the bold dress from Valentina E. is a perfect foil for the organic modernism of Kunglers jewelry and cheeky retro-chic of the undo from Vanity Hair – and each item has exquisite attention to detail.
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Poisonous Enchantment

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I am always thrilled by designers who do not take their inspirations too literally, but instead use them as a springboard to develop something completely unexpected. Such is the case with Valentina Evangelista of Valentina E. who used the idea of the poisoned apple in Snow White to come up with this dress. Released in quite dangerous shades of green, red and black, it contains many of the elements that suggest danger from the snakeskin it’s made of to the sinuous femme fatale design. It is a creative expression of the inspiration and totally unexpected.
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Shark Bait

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I was going to do this super complicated post with this dress, as I really loved the colours. I figured I could do all sorts of things. I can make a magical half dragon, half human princess who hoards jewels.

I went off and did my daily things, shopped a wee bit, got so many compliments on this simple styling, that I said, hey, why not just blog it this way, people seem to think it works. What probably threw me off was the normality of it.

If ever I do become a magical dragon/human half-breed jewel hoarding princess, I will let you know.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Woven in Chocolate (Group Gift – In Notices)
Skin – Moddish – Wendy in Honey Tone
Eyes – BSN – Deep Eyes in Green
Lashes – Tuty’s – Eyelashes 1 in Black
Dress – Valentina E – Jewel Cocktail Dress in Ocean – NEW

Pose – Faxion
Location – Imogen

Dancing And Pool Parties

I logged in for Cajsa’s smooth jazz set on Sunday and she said “Put on your swimsuit.”

Handily, I had just picked a new one up at Fameshed from Valentina E.  I thought it was kind of adorable because it included a cover up so it was perfect.

The Velvet had added an outdoor pool of eclectic elegance so it was a relaxing morning of floating and dancing while we shook off our Sunday lethargy.

When I didn’t feel like swimming, the cover-up still provided a pool party appropriate look without my bootie hanging out. Continue reading

Paperwork

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Any regular reader of It’s Only Fashion knows that I am in love with playing with light and projectors in Second Life. I have also adopted the amazing PhotoTools skins from William Weaver that make the controls for Windlight, Depth of Shadow and other photo interfaces so much more accessible. He’s launched a new web site to share photo resources and tutorials all in one spot. If you’re serious about Second Life photographer, you should check out Paperwork Shows.

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William Weaver has also made a few builds using projectors to create fabulous light effects. With extraordinary generosity, he has put four of those builds on Marketplace for free. This set was shot in his Edward Hopper build. They use a lot of prims, but they are placed with a rez box, so you can simply derez them when you are done.

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