✣ LnL Square in Second Life ✣
LnL Square is a group.
LnL Square is a store in Second Life with four collections
-- Main Collection, Gothic Collection, Kimono Collection and Tshirts Collection, plus accessories.
LnL styles go from Gothic, Biker, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Medieval, Oriental, Steampunk, Vampire to Celtic.
LnL Square hosts weekly discussions and inworld parties.
LnL Square is owned by Lizzie Gudkov and London Junkers.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Before and After -- Happy New Year!


...and after!
Isn't it amazing, how things change? :) Time flies and this is how much LnL has grown in a couple of months! The building has grown, the in-world L&L Square group has grown and the group of friends has grown as well! It has been a brilliant trip! Thank you to all of you who have taken part in this unique adventure and a big welcome to those who are new at LnL! May the future be filled with plenty of smiles and may we share it together! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Release Outfit 28!!!

Outfit 28 is a very elegant outfit in earth tones and copper! It consists of a top (worn as a shirt) with a carefully crafted texture and a beautiful mixture of colours, matching pants with an amazing belt texture (mod to fit the shoewear of your choice) plus two versions of a flexi coat bottom and a collar, both fitted to the female and the male avatar. Finally, this unique unisex outfit brings a very refined sword! Come on over to LnL and check out the slideshows! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Past events -- discussions!

In the past two weeks, we discussed very interesting topics -- Gender Identity in Second Life and The Buying frenzy - SL and the consumerism madness!

The topic Gender Identity in Second Life provided fertile ground for a very lively debate! One of the issues we talked about was what prompts the choice of certain charaterisctics for one's avatar, some mentioned personal fulfilment, a certain vanity even, esthetics, provoking the status quo, or wanting to attract others. It was also defended that the looks of the avatar can be a projection of what one wants/wishes/plans to become in RL in the future and how important that is, namely for transgenders.

Everyone agreed that stereotypes play an important role in the looks of avatars, making the outside, idealized, often oversexualized representation (through clothes, AOs, HUDs, etc.) be, in many instances, more important that the inside values. When asked why people choose non-human avatars, the group stated that it could be a way to draw attention to the inner values, rather than the outside look. At some point, the topic of deceiving others came to the discussion, as we were talking about not revealing one's gender in RL when the SL gender is different. The opinions got divided between not mixing RL and SL and considering SL an extension of RL.

To end the discussion, this conclusion was presented -- gender related issues are a complex theme both in Real Life and in Second Life, and one of great importance too as our avatars reflect much of who we are and of what our interpersonal expectations can be!

Then we discussed the Buying frenzy! - Second Life and consumerism madness. In this Holiday Season, there seems to be a buying craze people go through! That was what triggered this discussion. Consumerism in Second Life was defined, everyone agreeing that it was not much different than in RL., except for the fact that in SL consuming includes some things like skins, eyes, tails, etc!

Most agreed that we brought into SL the consumeristic culture we have in RL and expanded it a notch, as it is easier for someone with a low financial ability to have a fairly well-off experience in Second Life! We then talked about how a lot of what is consumed in SL is status related or the result of peer pressure, perhaps of certain groups for whom there is a specific (dress)code. When the group was asked whether "having more" made their SL experience better, more enjoyable, people were adamant -- no!

To conclude the discussion, it was stated that consumerism in Second Life might be a tricky issue, yet to some extent it served the purpose of showing who we were, what we were and our expectations as well!

These were two very interesting discussions, with great groups taking part and sharing their experiences and opinions! Well done! :)

Past event - Party with M-Set!

At LnL we make sure everything is done for fun! Many of you may not know, but LnL started as a way to join old friends, even before there was any store. As London and I started thinking about the possibility of opening a store, the social side of LnL continued to be one of the top priorities. At a very early stage, we decided that having a store would certainly not mean to forget the first reason for creating LnL. So, in the locations we have been so far, there were always lounge and meeting areas. At the moment we have discussions (in the lower floor) and parties (on the roof) on a regular basis.
This brings me to the awesome party (check the pic above!) we had the other day with two amazing DJs -- Able and SnowLeopard -- spinning some cool sounds for us. They belong to a great team called M-Set and they will be back at LnL!! :) Keep an eye on this blog for updates! If you'd like to know more about them, check their group M-Set in-world and their blog online!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Outfit 27 is a very cool unisex outfit! It is a tribute to Dominick Manatiso's bike world (do drop by for a visit to San Padre, his sim!). The outfit includes a jacket (worn as a shirt) with amazing textures in black and grey effects, the top of the collar has a touch of red. The pants have a really cool texture for the belt buckle and complement the outfit in an awesome way. It also brings a flexi coat bottom with an open belt (flexi in the front) and black gloves (adjusted to the female and to the male avatar). This outfit's extras bring you an awesome hat decorated with skull and bones, a double layered spikey biker wristband, an incredible pair of dark glasses, and amazing matching pair of black boots decorated brilliantly! It is perfect for several looks, combining the different elements! You will love this outfit!

Discussion Tuesday at 2pm SLT!!

TOPIC: Buying frenzy! - Second Life and consumerism madness

DISCUSSION: The buying craze, consumerism madness, peer pressure, wanting more and more products and less and less quality, consumerism as a sign of status! These are some of the issues that we will discuss!

Drop by LnL's Lounge and share your opinion! Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday at 2pm SLT!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today Party at LnL -- 2pm SLT!!!!

Today Wednesday, 16 at 2pm SLT, PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTY time!! We are very happy to announce that we will have an awesome party at LnL later today! Two great DJs will bring the house down with some of the best music! DJ Able and DJ SnowLeopard have prepared 2 hours of fun for us!! Come on over!! Looking forward to seeing you!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Discussion tomorrow at LnL 2pm SLT!!

Tomorrow we will discuss a very interesting topic: Gender Identity in Second Life!
Gender identity, gender roles, the reasons for creating an avatar in a certain way, expectations and results are some of the issues we will address! Drop by LnL's Lounge Tuesday at 2pm SLT and share your opinion!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

To be released later today! Outfit 26!

Outfit 26 is quite unique! It brings us to the piraty world with a mixture of roughness and elegance. The outfit includes a top (worn as a shirt) with an amazing texture in dark tones, pants (mod to be adjusted to the shoewear) and beautiful gloves. We are very happy with the extras we present to you! A pair of buckled pirate boots with a wonderfully realistic cuff, a beautiful cravatte with a laced flexi finishing decorated by an elegant brooch, a very cool tricorn hat ornamented with two feathers, a delightful parrot worn on the left shoulder, an amazing pirate cutlass with a flexi element and the final piece, a magnificent holstered flintlock pistol! Simply amazing! By combining the different elements, you will have numerous rich looks!A special thank you to Es0 Torok, Minsha Little and Perfect Wirefly for their assistance with some of the elements of the outfit. In the product box, you will find information on the location of their stores! Drop by LnL and check the big slideshows to see the outfit in detail! Enjoy the outfit!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dreaming and growing!

There's nothing like enjoying what you are doing. There's nothing like creating things so that everyone enjoys our hospitality. That is true for the outfits. That is true for the events. And that is certainly true for the atmosphere itself! London and I thought the store needed a bit more space, so a new level has been added! Those who have visited us said that it looks great, that there is the same good feel about it! It is so encouraging to hear this! A special thank you for your words, Paco! :)
Here is a pic of the outside of the store! Drop by to check the inside and send us an IM/notecard with your opinion! :))

Hunts Updated!

Always on the move! Always trying to participate in events that open our doors to everyone in Second Life! So, here is the updated list of ongoing and upcoming hunts at LnL!

The NEW hunt we have been invited to is the Just For The Guys Hunt, to happen in January.

» December 1 to December 31 --
Candy Cane Hunt, Christmas Hunt and Enileda Hunt

» January 1 to January 20 -- The 40 Below
» January 1 to January 30 -- Death Becomes Her Hunt
» January 3 to January 31 -- Just For The Guys Hunt
» January 15 to Febryary 15 -- Music 4 the Soul

» February 1 to February 28 -- 2010 Valentine's Gridwide Hunt

Looking forward to seeing you at LnL! :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Release later today -- O-25!

Outfit 25 is a very dark yet elegant ensemble! It includes a top (worn as a shirt) that evokes a skeleton, pants carefully textured (mod to fit any type of shoewear) and gloves designed with sober lines. O-25 has awesome extras! An impressive cloak with skulls, bones and flexi effect, a flexi coat bottom with textures matching the rest of the outfit and fitted to the female and to the male avatar, a very cool sword and a snake to be worn wrapped around your right thigh! You can create several different looks by combining and wearing the different pieces at different times. You'll look great!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Every week we start Monday thinking about the weekly new release. With over ten outfits ahead of schedule, we start working on the accessories and details of the newest in line. This week I came to the workshop and found an amazing creation by an incredible builder!! She is responsible for the most beautiful pieces LnL has released, and here I captured her creating one of those pieces. Liz, you are an amazing builder!! AWESOME JOB!! Free Userbars

Worlds AIDS Day 2009: Celebrate Life!

December 1 is World AIDS Day.

London and I will join those for whom this day is extremely important in raising awareness about AIDS through Second Life. This year's theme is "Celebrate Life."
Several events will take place all over the grid. I'd like to bring your attention to the one organised by Karuna.
I was invited by Jenaia Morane, the coordinator of Karuna, to participate in a very interesting initiative. A collection of stories will be shared through narratives, songs, lyrics, machinima, photos, etc. I will read three of my texts... aham.. poems!

If you'd like to join us, the event will start at noon SLT tomorrow (December 1, Tuesday) in NY HealthEscape! Join us!

UPDATE: A big thank you to LoriVonne Lustre for her help, availability and information about the event.