Wednesday, 25 February 2009


Casablanca ... just the word conjures up wonderful images. Love stories, classic black and white movies, Humphrey Bogart and  Ingrid Bergman at their best, "Play it again, Sam", fabulous 40's fashions, exotic colors and smells.

Casablanca is the theme for our February team challenge.  Members of the FDL team can use anything related to the classic movie or Morocco or whatever they imagine for our theme this month.

Check back next week to see some of the items from our Casablanca challenge.  Search on the tag "fdlteam" to find other great items on Etsy from this fabulously creative international team!



Monday, 9 February 2009

Paper Dolls: Fifth Edition (The Big Reveal!)

FDL Paper Dolls: Fifth Edition
(The Big Reveal!)

The suggestions for the Fifth Edition of the Paper Dolls are in...and here's our fifth virtual fashion outfit a la FDL's Paper Dolls.

It started out with our inspiration piece...

A ravishing red custom-made Yukata kimono robe/swimsuit cover up created by FDL Team Member, Uyen, at the AsianExpressions shop on Etsy.

And has been paired with:

About Paper Dolls
Paper Dolls is a new virtual fashion game being hosted by the FDL Street Team blog. In each edition of Paper Dolls, an FDL Team member picks a fashionable inspiration piece and writes a blog post seeking coordinating item suggestions by readers. Reader suggestions can be from ANY seller's shop on Etsy, and are left in the Comments area of the blog post along with links to matching items. Then, when the author has a completed outfit (based on the inspiration piece and the author's picks from the comments), the author writes a follow-up blog post to reveal whole outfit.

Come join the FDL Team again, the Sixth Edition of Paper Dolls is coming soon!

Monday, 2 February 2009

The FDL Paper Dolls Game (Fifth Edition)

Welcome to Paper Dolls (Fifth Edition)

Do You Play?

WELCOME to February!

The count down to Valentine's Day has officially begun. It's the Fifth Edition of the FDL Street Team's Paper Dolls game and we're kicking off this romantic month by looking to the color red for virtual outfit inspiration.

This edition's inspiration piece is a gorgeous, custom-made Yukata kimono robe/swimsuit cover up created by FDL Team Member, Uyen, at the AsianExpressions shop on Etsy.

Now... its your turn readers! Put your most fabulous fashionista hat on and help me create a memorable outfit fit for a diva on Valentine's Day! I'm looking for a cute chemise, fluffy slippers, sexy swimsuits, and other fine accessories to go with this swirly red kimono.

Do You Want to Play? If so, here's how the Paper Dolls game works:

1. Take a good long look at this week's inspiration piece.

2. Browse ANY shop on Etsy ( and hunt for haute coordinates--I'm looking for suggestions for the whole ensemble--slippers, swimsuits, lingerie, jewelry, hair accessories (and any other item(s) that you think would complete the look inspired by this kimono!).

3. Once you've found your items, come back and leave a comment and be sure to leave a link to your recommendations by including the item URL from Etsy.

4. (Optional) If you like this game and want to help the FDL Street Team pass the word on...add our Paper Dolls badge to your blog!

I will be selecting items for the completed outfit next week-- so be sure to visit the FDL Team Blog then for the big reveal!

This edition written by FDL Street Team Member Susan of Capitola Girl Jewelry and the Capitola Girl blog.