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October 17th, 2021 – FLF’O’WEEN

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka – Briannon
– Shape : home made
– Hair : Barberyumyum – S11 (FLF)
– Hair bow : Half Deer – Butterfly Hair Bow (FLF’o’Ween gift)
– Skin : Glam Affair – Clara (FLF’o’Ween)
– Eyes : Banana Banshee – WIP
– Eye make up : Izzie’s – Sultry Smokey Eyeshadow (FLF)
– Lips : Top1Salon – HD Powder lipstick
– Earrings : Andore – Secret of Heart (FLF’o’Ween gift)
– Rings : Yummy – Gothic Horror Rings
– Drink : Hangry – Lit To-Go Coffee (FLF’o’Ween)
– Nails : Alme – Mesh Ballerina Nails – Scary Halloween (FLF’o’Ween gift)
– Dress : Valentina E – Dorothy Dress – Black (FLF’o’Ween)
– Tights : The Secret Store – Polka Tights
– Shoes : Blueberry – Can’t Relate Boots (FLF’o’Ween)

Road Trip

I decided to hit the road this weekend to see what I can find. Who knows what’s out there on the Linden Road, anyway? Might be something new and amazing if I get lucky.

I’m wearing a perfect summery dress from Valentina E. and let’s face is she never disappoints. I recently picked up something new from Earthstones in a gorgeous necklace. I’m wearing the Opal stone which is my RL birthstone – I forget all the time that pixel Gidge was born in February. Ooops!

I adopted this sweet little doggy over at Jian the other day. I do love their doggies so.

What’s your weekend hold? I hope its amazing.

Gidge is Fueling Up In:
Moles: Tutti Belli – ‘Lisa’ Moles 01 (Lelutka Evolution X)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX AVALON 3.0
Dress: :V.e. Lilith Dress FLF Black Lara
Skin: [PF] – Millie – LELUTKA – (ltbrow)
Necklace: EarthStones Krishna Pendant Necklace – Opal
Hair: Exile:: Ava
Doggy: JIAN King Charles Spaniel – Tri-Color Companion
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Shoes: [Gos] Diana D’Orsay Pumps – Black Polkadot [maitreya]

The Love of Chicken

I may have made myself too much food for this gloomy Saturday but honestly, I’ll just nibble on it all weekend. It’s FIIIIINE. These stupid dogs though, suddenly I can’t get rid of them. They’re following me everywhere just staring at me. They didn’t love me like this earlier.

I think it’s this chicken. Well too bad, it’s ALL mind DOGGOS. ALL MINE.

Do you fancy absolute trash food on rainy days? I know I do. I get mine from the Junk Food Charcuterie Board.

I’m having a mini-pizza next. No, I’m not sharing. Well, maybe with YOU.

Gidge is Chowing Down In:
Lips: VELOUR: Soyou – Lips #16 – BOM for EVO X Only
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Head: / HEAD / lel EvoX AVALON 3.0
Dress: :V.e. Delilah Lace Dress FLF Dove Lara
Hair: bonbon – kei hair – small-right (fit)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara HUD V5.3
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 NIFTY bom skin COTTON CANDY
Chicken: Junk Food – from the Fast Food Charcuterie Board

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