Why do I blog?


This is my favorite cycle of Collabor88 ever. While celebrating their 2nd anniversary, they are also celebrating the vibrant and daring fashions of the 1920s. While some designers stayed solidly in the era, others brought 1920’s sensibilities and details into 2013. Azure Electricteeth of Tee*fy gave us an updated, modern version of the 20s bringing the loose fit, the dropped waist and art deco details on the belt forward with a decidedly modern pair of separates.

Gidge sparked discussion the other day when she asked “Whyfor bloggest thou?” The general consensus is that people blog because they like it. That’s my reason for blogging, too. That’s also the obvious answer. Why would people spend hours on an unpaid hobby if they didn’t like it? However, I thought I might dig a little deeper and ask why I like it. Where are the rewards that make it worthwhile and pleasurable.


The top and skirt come in several colors and can be mixed and matched or worn a single color. They will also be great separates to mix and match with other items.

Well, first and foremost, I love fashion. I follow fashion in real life as well, reading Vogue® from cover to cover and poring over the ads. I follow fashion blogs far too much. (That’s a link to my bookmarks that I thought I would share with you.) Blogging gives a purpose to my fashion fascination, an excuse to indulge in its frivolity. It also gives direction to my Second Life® experience – a reason to log in every day, a task and a structure to my SL time.


Jewelry from Glow Studio for Collabor88. Please notice how beautifully and naturally the chain contours. Long chain necklaces are often problematic, but this one is problem solving.

I like highlighting the details when I blog. It’s the reason I shoot several pictures. The outfit alone is not the only element of styling. I want to focus on the jewelry, hair, makeup and other details because I think style is about more than throwing on an outfit, but it’s about bringing together different elements to make a coherent look.


SLink mesh hands beg to be photographed, especially with this gorgeous manicure from FLAIR.

That’s why I try to find poses and close-ups to point out even the smallest details such as this gorgeous manicure from FLAIR. I get an emotional lift when I can bring attention to things that are often just background. Details matter, though, and I enjoy highlighting them.


These shoes from Schadenfreude for Collabor88 are a tour de force and can be styled hundreds of ways with the color change hud that lets you control several different elements.


There is also the pleasure of marveling at some wonderfully unique and beautiful creation. Enjoying a work of art just for its own sake because it is special, beautiful and exciting.


Hart Larsson went the extra mile to bring period details into his Vintage Kate skins for Collabor88, including 2 sets of eyebrows tattoos and shapers. One give a more contemporary shape and style while the ones I am wearing show a period-specific style of exaggerated arch. The hair is a recent release from Vanity Hair and a very 20’s style – very Bernice Bobs Her Hair – a favorite story of mine from F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Of course, there are more personal rewards as well. The occasional encounter with a reader of my blog is always a pleasure. The Flickr® faves and comments on the blog and Flickr are rewarding. I enjoy writing and I get to indulge that pleasure. Blogging has introduced me to wonderful people, bloggers and designers as well as readers. It is a connection, a shared activity with Gidge, my long and beloved friend and through It’s Only Fashion I have come to know other bloggers. Blogging is full of rewards, big and small and there are so many reasons to blog and they are all why I  blog.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Adorkable
Skin: [PXL] KATE Vintage “Sweet” makeup @ Collabor88
Tattoos: [PXL] KATE Vintage ’20 Style Eyebrows shape @ Collabor88
[PXL] KATE Vintage ’20 Style Eyebrows (tattoo) @ Collabor88
Eyes: Poetic Colors classic – forest morning (m) bright
Lashes: Lelutka
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: Vanity Hair:Nana
Clothing: Tee*fy Florence Skirt Plum M @ Collabor88
Tee*fy Lillian Halter Top Creme M @ Collabor88
Shoes: Schadenfreude Casinelle, materials @ Collabor88
Jewelry: [ glow ] studio – Flower drop earrings (Antique fuchsia) @ Collabor88
[ glow ] studio – Flower drop necklace (Antique fuchsia) @ Collabor88

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