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She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.”

I don’t even remember when I purchased Filter Forge®, the popular third-party companion to PhotoShop® that lets you apply fancy filters to your photos. It was long ago, maybe 2008 or 2009. Anyway, I don’t even use PhotoShop anymore as my laptop has no CD/DVD drive to allow me to install it. With materials, shadows, mesh bodies, and all the other controls we have over our raw shots, there’s no real need for PhotoShop either, except for the super fancy portraits with painted hair and so on. I still use Filter Forge from time to time for the fun of it. I just open photos directly in the software. Anyway, it’s 80% off today so I thought I would play with it and let you all know that it’s deeply discounted. Please note, that is an ordinary link with no clever code that gives me some compensation for promoting their software. I just have the basic package, the cheapest one, and it has everything I need. I don’t need to do pictures bigger than 3000 by 3000, so it’s enough for me.… Read the rest“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.”


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Fingers Crossed

Bento makes me happier than I thought it would. My happiness comes from things like these poses from Gingerfish that have Bento hand movements built right in. When Bento first came out, I was dubious, afraid that more complexity would strain my already struggling computer to the breaking point. I also moaned about one more thing to learn. I dawdled. I did not rush to buy bento hands immediately. I waited hoping it would all be figured out by someone else or even just go away. But it didn’t and both Slink and Maitreya released hands optimized for Bento and my computer did not fold over in a faint. So here we are. Animators are busy adapting and creating poses that capitalize on this new expressiveness and I am wondering why I was such a grouch about it. I guess I must be getting crotchety in my old SLage. I kind of fell in several sorts of love with the skirt and jacket from Emery. The Stella skirt has two options with a latte stripe or a pearl stripe. The Bastet jacket has bold lapels that give it a relaxed, casual air while being very fashion conscious.… Read the rest“You don't have to be a big name to do big things. Shine does not require recognition.”

Start Up A Conversation With Just Me

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Gidge is Wearing:
Bustier: Narcisse – Dakota Bustier – Maitreya
Panties: -Narcisse- Theo High Waist Panties – Maitreya – Voluptuous
Butterfly: -RC- Butterfly Net Butterfly – Multi 3
Head: .LeLutka.Chloe.HUD 2.6
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Eyes: Exile::Green light
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit // LeLutka Simone Bento (new)
Pose: Pretense

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This picture is illegal in Russia

Russia recently banned this meme of Putin in makeup that many were using to advocate for gay rights. In recent years, while the LGTBIQ community in the United States have seen some victories while still facing challenges and efforts to roll back their rights, sexual minorities have been experiencing ever-increasing oppression in such disparate places as Uganda and Russia. This is not a coincidence. As the Christianists have lost ground in the United States, they have exported their anti-gay agenda. This week, news came out about concentration camps in Chechnya–think about that. Russia has  passed legislation against gays, Uganda criminalized homosexuality and nearly passed a death penalty for homosexuality though we held off by pressure from Europe and the United States. Scott Lively is currently being sued for crimes against humanity for his role in advocating the repressive Ugandan actions, including advocating the death penalty for gays.… Read the restStop Homofobia meme banned in Russia

Behold the Hands

One of my favorite things about NYU is that they usually release as separates and the lovely camisole and lace skirt released at faMESHed are true to form. I love separates because it’s fun to mix and match. The pieces come with multiple colors selected by HUD. These lovely shoes are from Kenvie for Shoetopia. They can be customized at the heels, the shoe, and the straps.  And then there are the hand poses, released by oOo Studio for Fifty Linden Friday they are worth far more…which is a good thing since Friday has passed. But anyway, thanks to Bento and posemakers creating elegant poses Montaigne’s quote about hands is now true in SL as well. “Behold the hands, how they promise, conjure, appeal, menace, pray, supplicate, refuse, beckon, interrogate, admire, confess, cringe, instruct, command, mock and what not besides, with a variation and multiplication of variation which makes the tongue envious.”  My jewelry is from Kunglers for The Crossroads.… Read the restBehold the hands, how they promise, conjure, appeal...

Movie Night With A Very Old Friend

There are a handful of people in SL that’ve been around forever and my friend Eb is one of them. He came over to visit, and we gossiped about his new loves and what’s going on in his SL. I gotta get some couches with friends hanging out poses because I was cycling through poses and they were all way too “I don’t like you like that” for us to chill and talk. It was amusing to chill and talk about other women though, in what looked like wildly romantic poses, but that’s just not us. He’s my second oldest friend still on the grid and it was fun to chill with him. And now I’m all caught up on his romantic life! Thanks for being a man model Eb Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Chloe
Skin: Izzie’s
Shoes: :::NOIR::: Daisy Sandals – Maitreya – Collabor88
Eyes: Banana Banshee –
Dress: Decoy – Delilah Dress: Fatpack (Maitreya) Collabor88
Blazer: Decoy – Maria Cropped Blazer: Fatpack (Maitreya) Collabor88
Hair: Exile::Feels Like Tonight Collabor88
Earrings: Izzie’s – Bunny Pearl Earring
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit // LeLutka Simone Bento (new)
Sofa: Cheeky Pea

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Poolside with Friends

I am notorious for wearing my lingerie as swimwear in SL and I truly have no plans to stop any time soon.  I took advantage of my new pool from Trompe Loeil to prove this yet again this morning. It’s really a perfect morning on our island to just do nothing, so that’s what I’m gonna do. Nothing. Just me and some small friends. If you want an icy beverage, come on over. I’ll be here all day. Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Yuki” (Fatpack) Collabor88
Butterfly: -RC Cluster -RC- Butterfly Net Butterfly – Multi 3
Head: .LeLutka.Chloe
Skin: Izzie’s
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Bikini: Blueberry – Caiti – Lingerie Set – Bra Alone – Maitreya COLLABOR88
Blueberry – Caiti – Lingerie Set – Panties – Maitreya
Earrings: Izzie’s – Bunny Pearl Earring gold L
Izzie’s – Bunny Pearl Earring gold R
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento
Bunnies: Jian – Collabor88
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit // LeLutka Simone Bento (new)
Pool and Patio: Trompe Loeil
Doggies: Jian Previous ARCADE Rounds
Towel- W.Winx
Rolled Towel and Beach Bag: Dust Bunny Previous Arcade Rounds

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There Isn’t Much Time Left

Maitreya released LARA 4.0 with BENTO Hands and that’s big news on the grid today. In other news you’ve probably got minutes left before COLLABOR88 tears down so really, hop to it if you haven’t. I’ve got my coffee, I’ll wait while you run over. I’ve got a bit of shopping to do myself and some other things, it’s a busy grid life day for this girl. Mostly I think I need to do another inventory purge. I don’t know how people keep their inventories small. It always amazes me. Oh, I gotta take this call. Seriously though – get your fill at Collabor88. The bell tolls for thee. Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Lipstick: Alaska Metro
Butterfly-RC- Butterfly Net Butterfly – Multi 3
head: .LeLutka.Chloe. 2.6
Skin: Izzie’s
Top: Baiastice_Olly Crop Sweater-Lava-Maitreya Collabor88
Skirt: Baiastice_Portfolio Skirt-Denim Blue-Maitreya Collabor88
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Mesh eye
Earrings: Izzie’s – Bunny Pearl Earring gold L
Izzie’s – Bunny Pearl Earring gold R
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0
Hair: Moon.… Read the rest

Butterflies are Free To Fly

I woke up full of energy and right about then I realized I had new goodies from RC Cluster to provide some MUCH needed activity in my SLIFE! I’m out hunting butterflies in my beautifully landscaped islet this morning. Thanks for the greenery Cajsa!  If you haven’t consumed your fill at Collabor88 this month you’ve literally got HOURS to get in and make it happen folks. Collabor88 will be shutting down and resetting soon and obviously the prices are still AWESOME and the goods are still top notch. It’s a great time to pop by, no lag no avatars dragging other avatars on leashes (probably). I’m wearing clothes and hair from this month’s round – I can’t believe I didn’t see these jeans earlier – they’re adorable. If you need me, I’ll be in my garden, hunting butterflies with an enthusiasm even Spongebob couldn’t match. Jelly fish. That’s what we need next. Jellyfish hunting gear!… Read the rest

The Shadow of Chthulu

I wasn’t going to post this picture as I took it playing with shadows and goofing off last night, however that changed after I read plurk this morning. Morgana Hilra who blogs over at So Hawt SL is having one of those days. One of those days where she feels pressured to blog differently because of X or whatever. Someone is in her ear, or she’s feeling like she needs to change. I think it’s great to grow and change but the idea that someone would pressure someone else into making their blog something that it isn’t is uncool. It’s downright wrong. Our blogs are pure personal expression. Sure, I’m not as good as some. I’m not as polished or as editiorial. I’m not this or that or the other thing. But I’m as Gidgey a they come and that’s my brand and that’s ME. So Morgie my girl, your blog is very lovely. Do your thing. Any changes you make need to be for YOU. As for me, I’m blogging the same dress twice in a row but different colors and I’m pretending I’m Chthulu.… Read the rest

I Mean This Pose Ironically

If you are an old enough avatar you know that there are a handful of poses that at one time were plastered all over every vendor ad on the grid. They’re universally regarded as not only stale but sort of terrible. Personally, I tend to only use my own poses (with a couple of notable exceptions) so imagine my surprise when scrolling through my pose stand filled with Gidgey made poses and I ran into this nearly perfect knock off of one of the DREAD poses. God, I made it so long ago, I probably didn’t realize I was channeling it. Accept it with the irony with which it was intended, please. Blueberry did the shocking thing and did a MAIN STORE RELEASE (more of ya’ll ought to do this) and it’s a gorgeous evening gown this time. If you pick up the fatpack you can get exclusive colors such as this transparent version. Luckily she offers a pany option so you don’t have to see my goodies. I know you want to see them though. Ya pervs. It does give a bit of a nip view – so if nuding out your nips is your thing, you’ll want to do that.… Read the rest

The Arcade closes at midnight, do you know where your gacha is?

“…that fragrance which fills the soul with optimism and faith, the fragrance of the crushed beans beneath the jet of boiling water curving from the kettle, the smell of coffee.” In Halldor Laxness’ extraordinary book Independent People, there are well over 150 references to coffee, most of them reverent. That is as it should be. Laxness was Icelandic and they are among the world’s greatest coffee consumers–along with all the other Scandinavians. http://www.worldmapper.org/posters/worldmapper_1038_coffee_consumption_ver2.pdf Although Swedish-American, I am closer to real Swedes in my coffee consumption. When I was a kid, I put coffee in my milk, sometimes now I will put milk in my coffee when I get a latte, but usually drink it black. There is no perfume in the world quite so warm and evocative as the smell of coffee. So I was thrilled by the coffee shops at The Arcade. I took some pictures outside the other day, but today I am shooting inside where I combined elements from the RH Designs Coffee House and the PLAAKA Coffee Factory.  … Read the rest“ that fragrance which fills the soul with optimism and faith, the fragrance of the crushed beans beneath the jet of boiling water curving from the kettle, the smell of coffee.”

The Hazards of Working From Home

I’ve had a lot of different work spaces over the years for this blog. My favorite always tends to be a house with enough space and camera friendliness to just simply create a photo spot IN the house.I shoot around the fact that my house is sitting right there, most people never know (you didn’t!) but some days – like today – I keep getting guests in my shots. That’s my cat – Roomba thing that my friend Kitty got me a while back. It keeps my floors clean – and makes a cute shadow. Not exactly the editorial fashion look I was GOING for but EH. One well placed crop later though and boom – I’m back to it. I’m in love with these pumps from Garbaggio for Shoetopia – clear plastic FTW. But they’re super sharp. They have a handy dandy hud to edit the heel as you like. Now, I just realized it’s Friday – why am I so dressed up? I need to get comfy.  Catch you girls later! Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
Skin: PXL Creations – AVA
Shoes: Garbaggio // Vivi Pumps [SLink] – Fullpack = SHOETOPIA
Dress: REIGN.- Chanel No2 Dress (Hourglass) Olive – THE ARCADE
Coat: REIGN.- Chanel No2 Fur Coat (HOURGLASS) WHITE THE ARCADE
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L V1.3
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R V1.3
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass V2.02 (ADD ME (Read more...)

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Shoetopia Continues To Mesmerize Me

I can’t stop trying on shoes. SHOETOPIA is once again providing amazing options and new shoes for all tastes from casual to kink and every flavor in between. I’ve been standing about my house for days just trying on shoes. It’s a poor blogger girls cross to bear I tell you. Ok who am I kidding, it’s flipping amazing. SHOES SHOES SHOES SHOES. I love events that focus solely on one thing. I’d go to an EYEBROW fair I swear to god.  You get to really run the gauntlet of amazing releases and focus your attention, it’s my favorite. Now, I suppose I should get dressed! Have a gorgeous day girls! Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
Skin: League – Milla
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emily Mesh Hair – Rye
Shoes: Ingenue :: Sigrid Heels (Slink) :: Rose SHOETOPIA
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass V2.02 (ADD ME)
Lingerie: [Atomic] Intimates // Storytime_Hourglass – Magenta (Bottom)
[Atomic] Intimates // Storytime_Hourglass – Magenta (Top)
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit // LeLutka Simone Bento (new)

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Platforms @ Shoetopia

From Left to Right: Amacci Regina | Aris Aris Nostalgia |Chichica Linsey |Amacci Regina  | JuJu Nadja  |ANE Platform Wedge | COCO Mega Platform Sandals I’ve featured boots, flats, pumps, and booties from Shoetopea. Last, but certainly not least, there are the platforms. a group full of wild, exuberant choices. A complete city of shoes. From Left to Right: N-Core Aisha| Juju Nadja | Fri. Sadie | COCO Mega Platform Sandals | David Heather Dio | [sYs] Vallie | NOedition Sharon | Thalia Heckrith™ Allegra Peeptoe

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Which Way To Shoegasm?

The question was asked yesterday, just before SHOETOPIA opened and I had to laugh and use it for my post. It was posed as a request for a landmark, but I couldn’t resist a bit of license. Shoetopia IS a Shoegasm however, if you’re a shoe lover as I am. Cajsa has been doing an extensive job blogging all the lovelies and I have to admit, I’m pretty jealous of her presentation skills. She’s got the tools and the talent, and her bright sunny photos make me covet everything I see. (Just like Hannibal Lecter said) I spent the night IN last night, goofing off and gaming, and my house looks the worse for it. No matter, my goals today are to see how many events I can cram into this ONE blog post (three seems to be the number) and check out some of the eyebrows MOUSE blogged about the other day.   I love clean, sharp eyebrows that don’t always look like you just got a terrible surprise, so I loved her post. I highly suggest you give it a look-see. I also want to mention that this bedhead/windblow/JBF hair from Monso from Collabor88 is everything.… Read the rest

Booties @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia is open now, so grab a taxi to Shoetopia. A fun thing to look for are these glorious booties from Baiastice that come with three options, Charm, Prestige, and Glamour for all 18 shades. If you get the fatback, there are six bonus special edition shoes, 3 in lace and 3 in patent leather.
GField made gorgeous scalloped mules in 8 packs of three colors, a pastel, medium, and dark option for seven colors, white, grey, and black for the 8th pack. Rebel Hope’s Splash booties come in eight colors, black, white, red, yellow, pink, purple, lilac, and yellow. Each color has six splash options. These are the different splash options on the black and white booties. Shopping List
Baiastice Charm Booties: Glamour, Prestige, and Charm
G. Field Scalloped Mule
Rebel Hope Splash

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Shoetopia – It’s What’s For Supper

It’s entirely possibly my friend and blog partner Cajsa has in fact blogged every single fucking shoe at Shoetopia. Her posts have been gorgeous and comprehensive and i’m baffled at the TIME that must’ve taken. I didn’t really know how to compete, so I decided I’d just get my tits out.  I didn’t have any “cover up the tits poses” that would work with Hourglass. Maybe I’ll make a set I’m not sure. Clearly it’s a deficit in MY SLife.  My boots are from one of my fave shoe creators LIVALLE and are for Shoetopia. What’s brilliant is that she has (as per usual) included a really comprehensive HUD for lots of customization and colors. Options options options – I love them and providing them is what keeps you in my heart. Now, I need to get dressed and sort my day. Happy Saturday girls! Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
Skin: League – Milla
Panties: Blueberry & Slink – Panties – Hourglass Version
Hands: Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female V1.3
Hair: Slink Marling Hair Nordic
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass V2.02 (ADD ME)
Boots: {Livalle} Hax – Combat Boots – Slink Female SHOETOPIA
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape
Pose Pretense

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Pumps @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia Pumps and shopping begins in just fifteen hours at noon SLT Saturday, March 25th. However, if you are in one of the six sponsor VIP groups, it’s open now.
12:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Mattea
1:00 – Ingenue Sigrid
2:00 – [sYs] Vallie Heels
3:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Laurel
4:00 – Gos Monza Belted Pumps
5:00 – CX Project Harpoon
6:00 Murray Jacqueline Faux Crocodiles Stilletto
7:00 – Hopscotch Kitten Mary Janes
8:00 – fame femme nena
9:00 KC Couture – AMABEL HEELS
10:00 – Garbaggio Vivi
11:00 – DD Janelle Heel Dark

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Flats @ Shoetopia

There’s nothing like some lovely flats and there are widely varied choices in the Shoetopia garden. ANE Rand Sneaker Herringbone
Slink Gladiator Sandals
Fame Femme Gemma Sandals
ChiChica Julianna Lime
Paper Arrow Co Bow Flats Floral
Kokola Stray

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie