Friday, June 26, 2009

Lover Dovers Clothing: Interview and Giveaway!!!


This is the perfect giveaway for the people who entered the Boojiboo giveaway but didn’t win because you have another chance to win an amazing apron for your very own!

While browsing Etsy, I recently chanced upon Lover Dovers Clothing and I was drawn in by the very adorable dresses. All of Erin’s dresses are her own original designs, and she makes all of my own patterns. So as you can see she is very talented!! Erin designs her dresses so that they will not only be comfortable and practical but super cute as well!!! All of her designs are MACHINE WASHABLE and designed to fit for a long time.

I love how her clothes have a retro rock feeling to them and that they look like retro aprons!! And apron dresses are not the only things that she sells her shop is quite versatile offering such things as hair bows, tote bags, skirts and even accessories for dolls!! You can get your daughter and her doll a matching outfit! How cute is that? And if you want to get some of this retro rock designs for yourself, she just introduced a line of amazing women's aprons that would look amazing with her Retro Kitchen Set that would look simply amazing in any kitchen!

I would have to say my favourite piece would be the Retro Black white polka dot PARTY DRESS has hot PINK trim or even that adorable Tea Party anyone pink Cupcakes with a cherry on top and aqua polka dots sweetest retro storybook dress!

Here is Erin’s Interview:

Name- Erin Campbell

Name of shop- Lover Dovers Clothing

Location- Whittier, Ca- Los Angeles area

Favorite item from your shop: Today it would be my pink polka dot kitty cat dress. My favourite changes a lot though!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23040203

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am abo
ut 90% pure creative energy!! I live and breathe design. I can remember always feeling so frustrated as a child. I had this creative energy coursing through me and arts and craft class was only 2 times a week for 30 min. This wasn't cutting it!! I have always been a clothing designer. I tought myself how to sew and I started making my own clothes. I went to college and majored in Fashion Design to earn my degree. Looking back at my final final project, I designed a group of bridal dresses that was basically the same dress that I had been sketching since 1st grade. I have always had a very very femine dramatic style. I love to add different surprising details to my designs. I study the history of fashion, and follow the active art scene. I am married to the artist Joe Alvarez, and have 2 kids.

When and what made you want to open up your shop?
I opened my etsy shop in the end of January. I have always wanted my own shop, and etsy is the perfect place to start out.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
I am not sure how to describe my process, I have a million creative ideas spinning in my head. I struggle to decide what to make first, I have ADD!!. That is not a joke. At all times I have at least 15 projects going. Some thing cut, some half sewn, some just sketches. I would say that I get inspired by something, maybe a fabric, trim, a picture, or a theme. Then I decide what to make out of the inspiration.

Where do you draw inspiration from: I currently draw a lot of inspiration from my little 3 year old girl. When I was pregnant with her, this amazing flood of creativity came over me. I now had a place to channel my creative energy. I have always drawn inspiration from fashion history. Currently I am into the 40's and 50's. I love the bright fun colors, and all of the details they would use. These era's were very detail oriented!! I also get out into the community to see what is out there. Living in Los Angeles, there is so much going on to inspire you here, if you look for it.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
I would want to be a cat. I
love cats, they have a mind of their own!!

If you could have one super power what would it be and why? This is an easy question- I would love to have the power to make all of my ideas materialize as I imagine them!! That would be great.


The Giveaway:

Erin was kind enough to offer the winner a choice between: RETRO BLACK AND WHITE POLKA DOT APRON DRESS WITH HOT PINK RIC RAC VERY ROCKABILLY a value of $34.00!!! Any little girl would look adorable wearing this amazing dress!! This dress is made of cute cotton black and white polka dot printed fabric. The apron is white with hot pink ric rac to set it off. The front has a sweetheart neckline and a bow. The back has elastic and a tie back for the perfect fit. (How cute is her daughter by the way!!!)

The other option is something special, because Erin has recently ventured into making dresses and aprons for adults! I was going to hold this giveaway earlier, but Erin asked me if I would postpone it so that she could finish work on her line. The other option is a women’s apron! So this is a great way to make your kitchen attire just a little more interesting!

How to Enter:

1) Go to Erin’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!

2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries

3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)

4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries

5) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries

6) Go visit Erin’s blog and leave her some blog love, you get two extra entries

7) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)

8) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!

9) If you vote for my entry “La Bella Vita” (second one from the top) here you get one extra entry!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The contest will run until July 23rd!

389 comments:

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Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! love the full skirted version of this dress!! how cute!!!

kivvel690 @hotmail.com

Lindsay said...

I love the pink cherry w/polka dot print adult's apron - so retro!!!

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Lindsay said...

I voted for La Bella Vita - you're almost there!!!

Lindsay said...

I commented on Erin's blog:
http://loverdoversclothing.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-womens-retro-aprons.html?showComment=1246089227406#c4655332097263787501

Lindsay said...

I commented on Erin's blog 2:
http://loverdoversclothing.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-womens-retro-aprons.html?showComment=1246089227406#c4655332097263787501

Lindsay said...

New follower! 1

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New follower 2

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New follower 3

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New follower 4

Lindsay said...

I entered the AminoGenesis giveaway!

Lilly said...

The Retro 50s pink CHERRY print with red POLKA DOT full APRON in Story Book style is my favorite. I love it!
Thanks!

Lilly said...

I am a follower. #1

Lilly said...

I am a follower. #2

Lilly said...

I am a follower. #3

Lilly said...

I am a follower. #4

Lilly said...

I am a follower. #5

Lilly said...

I am a follower. #6

Lilly said...

I voted for you.

Hana said...

I love the Retro Black and White polka dot party dress with hot pink. Absolutely adorable! I love the giveaway as well. I have two little girls who would love it too!

luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

Hana said...

I already follow! #1

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I already follow! #2

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I already follow! #3

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I already follow! #4

Hana said...

I already follow! #5

Hana said...

I already follow! #6

Hana said...

I have your button on my blog! #1

Hana said...

I have your button on my blog! #2

Hana said...

I have your button on my blog! #3

Hana said...

I have your button on my blog! #4

Hana said...

I have your button on my blog! #5

Hana said...

I entered the AminiGenesis Perfect Reflection giveaway!

w said...

this.is.awe.some: especially with the cherries underskirt:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26731094

handmade RETRO STORY BOOK sundress from LOVER DOVERS green and white polka dots with cherry print and red ric rac trim great birthday party dress or special occasion custom boutique for baby infant toddler or girls

thanks so much!

w said...

i am currently a follower. leading is just not my thing.

w said...

i left an awesome comment on her blog:
http://loverdoversclothing.blogspot.com/2009/05/cute-baby-shower-decorations.html

well. it's a semi-awesome comment anyway. maybe.

w said...

just added your button to my blog. fo' real.

scroll down. just a bit more. and a teeeeny bit more. there you go.

and it's an awesome button, at that.

w said...

voted for "la bella vita" on b.johnson's blog!

(oh. and you can contact me on etsy. wendiwinn. or. you can leave a comment on my blog. thanks!)

Christy Lee said...

the pink cherry adult apron...I love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy

sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

Christy Lee said...

I'm a follower 1

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I'm a follower 2

Christy Lee said...

I'm a follower 3

Christy Lee said...

I'm a follower 4

erin, maker of chimes said...

The Minnie Mouse Apron would be perfect for a trip to disney!

erin, maker of chimes said...

New blog follower -1

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New blog follower -2

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New blog follower -3

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New blog follower -4

erin, maker of chimes said...

Left Erin blog love -1

erin, maker of chimes said...

Left Erin blog love -2

Tj and Amy said...

I love the Retro Black white polka dot PARTY DRESS. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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Flour Child said...

I absolutely love the Retro 50s pink CHERRY print with red POLKA DOT full APRON in Story Book style!

Flour Child said...

I am a follower! [FlourChild2006]

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

OMG....I loved the retro black and white, and pink aprons, I loved the retro cherry aprons...and the pocketful of posies...she has some of the cutest things. I loved the June Cleaver look so much. I am a follower, I posted on her blog, and I will give you a contest shout out with a link on my blog. I also have your button. Have a great day!

Flour Child said...

I posted a comment on Erin's blog. http://loverdoversclothing.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-womens-retro-aprons.html? [Flour Child]

Flour Child said...

I voted for La Bella Vita!

Flour Child said...

I am a follower - #2 [FlourChild2006@gmail.com]

Flour Child said...

I am a follower - #3 [FlourChild2006@gmail.com]

Flour Child said...

I am a follower - #4 [FlourChild2006@gmail.com]

Flour Child said...

I am a follower - #5 [FlourChild2006@gmail.com]

Flour Child said...

I am a follower - #6 [FlourChild2006@gmail.com]

JohnsonFamily said...

Retro 50s pink CHERRY print with red POLKA DOT full APRON is my favorite....LOVE IT!

Wehaf said...

I love the pinocchio set!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Ines said...

New follower! !

Ines said...

New follower! 2

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New follower! 3

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New follower! 4

Ines said...

I am a huge fan of the Retro 50s BLACK POLKA DOT full APRON with fifties ric rac details....super cute!

Aik said...

I like the handmade kitschy RETRO fifties style womens half APRON in black and white polka dots with hot pink ric rac trim.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Loyal follower #1

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Aik said...

Loyal follower #2

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Aik said...

Loyal follower #3

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Aik said...

Loyal follower #4

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Aik said...

Loyal follower #5

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Aik said...

Loyal follower #6

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Aik said...

I have your button. #1

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Aik said...

I have your button. #2

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I have your button. #3

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I have your button. #4

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Aik said...

I have your button. #5

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Sondra said...

I love the Retro 50s Hot PINK POLKA DOT full APRON! Wow, it's great!

Sondra said...

New follower entry #1
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Sondra said...

New follower entry #2

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New follower entry #3

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New follower entry #4

Moni said...

I love the Fun Pinnochio Suspender Skirt!
Thanks!
Monica
moni-777@hotmail.com

Miss Annabelle Lee said...

Retro black and white polka dot...for ages, I have been looking for that exact dress as I want a matching mother/daughter dress and that was exactly what i had in mind. I love them all though!

casey aubut said...

My fav from her site is ZEBRA PRINT WITH PINK handmade RETRO STORY BOOK sundress
cassandra@aubut.net

casey aubut said...

Current Follower
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entry #1

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Current Follower
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entry #2

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Current Follower
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Current Follower
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Current Follower
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entry #5

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Current Follower
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entry #6

casey aubut said...

Visited Erins blog and left a comment - her baby shower post was adorable!
cassandra@aubut.net

casey aubut said...

I visited Erins blog- left comment on her baby shower post!
cassandra@aubut.net

Ines said...

I posted your button on my blog 1

Ines said...

I posted your button on my blog 2

Ines said...

I posted your button on my blog 3

casey aubut said...

I voted for you! I was #15 vote! U arewinning! Congrats!
cassandra@aubut.net

Ines said...

I posted your button on my blog 4

Ines said...

I posted your button on my blog 5

Ines said...

I voted for you! (#16)...you're winning so far!

casey aubut said...

I entered your AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection Giveaway!
cassandra@aubut.net

Karin said...

Retro 50s pink CHERRY print with red POLKA DOT full APRON in Story Book style ---really gorgeous!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Carapace said...

My favorite thing in the shop right *now* (since it might change with her next lovely) is the retro 50s cherry print full apron! Wonderful style!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27022877

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

throuthehaze said...

i like the Retro 50s BLACK POLKA DOT full APRON
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throuthehaze said...

already follower 1
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already follower 2
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already follower 3
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throuthehaze said...

already follower 4
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throuthehaze said...

already follower 5
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throuthehaze said...

already follower 6
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Carapace said...

I am a loyal follower!:D I must be, or I would miss these giveaways!

Unfortunately for me, I have been an unregistered follower...but no more! So maybe I'm new? It's like time travel!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Carapace said...

And I went and visited Erin's very pretty blog! Awww, she had a party! Those cupcakes look luscious!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Terra H. said...

My favorite is the Retro 50s CHERRY print full APRON. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. #1
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Terra H. said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. #2
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Terra H. said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. #3
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Terra H. said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. #4
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sabrita said...

LOVE the Retro Cherry Print Full adult apron. Thanks
sabrita@juno.com

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

The retro black and white polka dot party dress with hot pink is my fave!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

I'm an existing follower

clenna said...

I love the ZEBRA PRINT WITH PINK handmade RETRO STORY BOOK sundress.

clenna said...

I'm an 'old' follower #1

clenna said...

I'm an 'old' follower #2

clenna said...

I'm an 'old' follower #3

clenna said...

I'm an 'old' follower #4

clenna said...

I'm an 'old' follower #5

clenna said...

I'm an 'old' follower #6

clenna said...

I visited Erin's blog and commented on her gorgeous dresses. #1

clenna said...

I visited Erin's blog and commented on her gorgeous dresses. #2

clenna said...

I entered Lover Amino Genesis Perfect Reflection giveaway.

clenna said...

I voted for you : )

Bridget said...

I love the little girl's apron with green and white polka dots - so cute!

bridgetwall(at)gmail(dot)com

free indeed said...

the blk/wht polka dot party dress reminicent of the 50's is adorable. With it's cute hot pink trim, any little girl is gonna love to swirl!

Tammy N in TN said...

I like the retro kitchen set.

Tammy N in TN said...

I follow entry #1

Tammy N in TN said...

I follow entry #2

Tammy N in TN said...

I follow entry #3

Tammy N in TN said...

I follow entry #4

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I follow entry #5

Tammy N in TN said...

I follow entry #6

Tammy N in TN said...

I entered the AmnioGenesis giveaway

Dani said...

love the pink cherry w/polka dot print adult's apron!!!

swtbabylovechick @hotmail.com

Dani said...

i am a follower!

Dani said...

i voted for you!

Dani said...

i entered the amino giveawya!

Anonymous said...

My favorite item is the

Retro 50s BLACK POLKA DOT full APRON

A_C_E_@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a loyal follower ( :

A_C_E_@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I left Erin some blog love ( :

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Ruby said...

yay i love the pink cherry w/polka dot print adult's apron!! pretty!!!

Ruby said...

i ama follower

Ruby said...

i entered the amino genesis giveaway too!!

Ruby said...

i left her blog love

Ruby said...

i voted for you!

Ruby said...

i favortired her shop!

Michelle said...

Wow, what gorgeous products! I think my favorite is the Retro 50s BLACK POLKA DOT full APRON with fifties ric rac details, but it was tough to choose just one! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

New follower 1

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New follower 2

Michelle said...

New follower 3

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New follower 4

Michelle said...

I left a comment on Erin's blog.

Michelle said...

I left a comment on Erin's blog. 2

Ginger's Camo Page said...

Ok - Her work is AWESOME!!

I went to her Etsy shop (1 pt) and love the Retro 50's Black Polka Dot Full Apron.

I posted at her blog on the New Matcing Doll Dress entry (2 pts)

I posted your button on my blog right below my followers list (5 pts)

Thanks for this opportunity!

Ginger's Camo Page said...

I should give the link to my blog where your button is, sorry:

http://grissomcamopage.blogspot.com/

Ginger's Camo Page said...

I am already a follower (6 pts)

Ines said...

I entered your AminoGenesis perfect giveaway!

Erin said...

I looove http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27132824. So cute.
erin_melissa at juno dot com

Erin said...

I'm a current follower under erininkent
erin_melissa at juno dot com

audreysattic said...

I LOVE the Minnie Mouse and I have been eyeing it for awhile!!

audreysattic said...

I just became a follower

audreysattic said...

I have your button on my blog

audreysattic said...

I have blogged about this giveaway here: www.audreysnana.blogspot.com

audreysattic said...

I became a follower on Erin's blog

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

My favorite is the Retro 50s BLACK POLKA DOT full APRON with fifties ric rac details! I also think the cherry adult ones are really cute too, but the polka dot one is my absolute favorite!

danielle78@comcast.net

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower! #1

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower! #2

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower! #3

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower! #4

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower! #5

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm a follower! #6

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I commented on Erin's blog #1

http://loverdoversclothing.blogspot.com/2009/06/thank-you-fancypicnic.html?showComment=1246308753093#c7257671535509429807

danielle78@comcast.net

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I commented on Erin's blog #2

http://loverdoversclothing.blogspot.com/2009/06/thank-you-fancypicnic.html?showComment=1246308753093#c7257671535509429807

danielle78@comcast.net

janil said...

I love Fun Pinocchio SUSPENDER circle SKIRT and PEASANT BLOUSE SET with handmade CHERRY APPLIQUE this is a retro vintage inspired set with German tracht folkware look great fairytale storybook style fun for vacation or Oktoberfest outfit for toddler girls infant

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Bella said...

I love the Tea Party anyone blue Cupcakes with a cherry on top and red and white striped underskirt!

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Bella said...

Old follower! #1

Bella said...

Old follower! #2

Bella said...

Old follower! #3

Bella said...

Old follower! #4

Bella said...

Old follower! #5

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