Thursday, March 6, 2014

Transparent about review copies

Stuff.

So, the kind people at LVLE decided to put their shoes into my hands (feet?) to blog. Thank you! I am wearing their Naenia slipons right now, cute mesh slink-fitted penny loafers that also come in kid sizes. The other things that are from creator friends of mine are my hair, a neat retro look by Calico Ingmann, my skin from MIA14, and my armwarmers from ~silentsparrow~. Why am I discussing who I blog for? Another old friend of mine brought it up in her blog recently — read the talented Chic Aeon’s blog here.

Chic says, “[Back in the day] a few lucky folks like Acha had review copies coming in but it was not like it is now. Bloggers pretty much had to do their own legwork. Hunts, fashion groups, walking the streets (in a fashion sense you understand) was part of the game -- and indeed the purpose.”

I scratched my head when I read this. Did I have review copies back in 2008, 2009? I think I did, but it was all from the same friends that I blog now. Nowadays, I mostly encounter new stuff through the events that I sign up for, and those are all quite fun! But in general, I believe in what Chic said — the best way to blog is to find stuff you love, buy it, and write about it. For example, I usually don’t let hyasynth give me review copies. She supports herself with her work, so I buy it fair and square!

This dress, by the way, I bought because of Evangelical’s blog. It’s a new-to-me shop, and I wanted something retro-feeling to match the hair. Thanks, Evangelical!

Socks: Schadenfreude bleu cirque socks (with appliers)
Armwarmers: ~silentsparrow~ raven snugglewarmer for ARCADE
Lipstick: VCO Plum tint baby pink_teeth for ARCADE
Shoes: LVLE Naenia slipons in moss/green
Dress: Pixicat Prudence dress in torquoise
Horns: Half Deer Aventine horns in LeyeLAC for ARCADE
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ Canus Major constellation tattoo for C88
Earrings: Ellabella Materia dangles in green
Hands/Feet: Slink prosper/flat
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in white
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