Pretty Puppet

Pretty Puppet

I heard once that a seller of clothes in SL expressed the opinion that bloggers got ‘all the glory’ and the designers and creators of SL fashion didn’t. It’d never occurred to me that it could feel that way at all to a designer, and I’d hope that most don’t feel that way, but it got me to thinking… and so I did this picture of my Meri puppet, positioned like a mannequin (by Grafica) to show off my latest pretty thing from Blueberry as well as some other favourites.

Meri wears:

Grafica Marionetta Pose (Grafica Mainstore : Grafica Marketplace)
Black Catter Marionette Strings (Black Catter Marketplace)
Little Bones – Windsong (Uber)
Zenith Dream Catcher Tassel Necklace Blue (Zenith Mainstore)
Blueberry Avela Tank Tops – bicolour or single colour (Fameshed)
Half-Deer Painted Rustic Bangle in Dream (Half-Deer Mainstore)
Datum Wild Child Tattoo (Datum Mainstore)

About:

Currently available at Fameshed, Blueberry have brought out this really cute tank top – Avela which has the option of being single or duo colour and is so gorgeous. It comes with fitted mesh version for Slink, Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies and 5 standard mesh sizes. I’m attaching a full colour snapshot below, in case you would like to see the hair etc. in its original colour.

blueberry raw shot

6 thoughts on “Pretty Puppet

  1. First, lovely post!

    I was wondering, about the bit at the top, do they really feel this way? I would think it’s equal half and half. I mean, Bloggers are a means to and end for some Creators. We help, or are part of it, get their products out there. Maybe I’m wrong as I only started blogging a few months ago. I am a basic creator as well, nothing big just few knickknacks.

    This would be a lovely discussion topic to have sometimes with a few people.

    1. I don’t think all of them feel this way Kara, at least I very much hope not! I think each role has its ups and downs, advantages and disadvantages – and we all need each other!

      1. So very true! That was a point I was thinking. We need them in a way as much as they might need us. Without them we really wouldn’t have anything to do XD

  2. Designers are absolute legends for how much time, effort, care and consideration they put into their work. Not to mention the generosity of offering group gifts, sales, special offers and the like. It’s sad to know that sometimes they may feel overshadowed by the attention given to a blogger in comparison.

    I can see where the designer may have been coming from though: a blogger who takes a lovely pic may receive praise and compliments, whereas a creator may be on the receiving end of questions, complaints, requests, and other customer service issues. Ultimately though, I think the creator is king and it’s an honor and privilege to be able to blog their wares.

    Ideally the relationship between designers and bloggers is symbiotic, mutually respectful and appreciative. And customers who may be inspired by the blogger’s pics and/or words will show their appreciation to the designer through sales, kind comments, and consideration. ❤

    1. Yeah, I do agree for the most part Ever. However, they also get money for their sales. All a blogger gets is occasional praise for a good pic taken or a good outfit (or even a good post if we’re lucky) and the clothes they wear in the pic. I’m not saying ‘poor bloggers’ but I know I put a lot of time and effort into blogging each day and think any designer worth their salt understands that – for any blogger – it has to be a passion. Nobody does it for the booty. That said, I have a great crop of designers and no longer blog for the one I was referring to.

      1. You make a brilliant point, Meri! A new blog post can be a multi-hour endeavor that, just as you say, must be done out of passion and enjoyment, or it would begin to feel like an unpaid service. Just as people on Reddit were strongly urging me to forgo in-world employment and buy Lindens directly because of the time vs cost factor, the idea of blogging *strictly* for the promise of goods in kind would just feel like a job or a chore. When designers and bloggers mutually respect and appreciate each-other, and each kindly provides something that benefits the other, that’s the makings of a great partnership. 🙂

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