Thursday, October 25, 2007


The Poe Collection is finally all listed on OnRez & SL Exchange...for your shopping pleasure. ;)



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Wednesday, October 24, 2007


So a couple of thoughts on tonight's CSI:NY Episode which featured SL...nothing even approaching spoilers here so left coasters need not worry.

I've been watching CSI for years now...from the start of the original (Vegas-set) show. ..and of course I'm clearly addicted to SL so I was intrigued to see how it would play out.

While I applaud CBS' efforts at really making a splash and working at establishing a presence in SL that will probably appeal to the fans of their shows...especially in light of the nonsplash so many rw brands have made coming into SL, I gotta a CSI episode, I felt it was pretty it was obviously a lot more geared as a 'vehicle' to introduce SL with a pretty light plotline. In fact...Law & Order: SVU totally PWNED them by already airing an episode this season with a much richer and more intriguing storyline that involved a fictional virtual world that closely mirrored SL.

Also...there was an instance in the show which the subscriber info provided to the NYPD by LL proved bogus. It's too bad they didn't explore that as a REAL issue that could be exacerbated by LL's 'open registration' policy. For a series that's made its reputation on edgy & topical content, I was disappointed that one was allowed to slip by.

Oh...and yah I WANT Mac's SWEET humongoscreen/mini kb set up!!!!

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Sexy Ads?

So GTV tweeted a link for his Top 10 Sexiest Ads today over on YesButNoButYes...and I've gotta say...sure they're sexy but I spot a couple of glaring omissions...perhaps a little bias?!! Submitted for your viewing pleasure:

Ladies? Gents? Thoughts? :P

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Wheeee Pretties!!

Presenting the Poe Collection:

Yah I managed to do it again somehow...start out with one item and end up with a whole buncha stuff! o.O

I've been wanting to do some Fair Isle type sweaters for a while...and so the entire project started out innocently enough with that and an idea based on a sweater I got from Old Navy recently. I decided to try a cropped sweater vest with a Fair Isle-ish pattern and a loose white shirt underneath. I decided to call it 'Lenore' cos some friends & I had been talking about schools & it was the name of my middle school. After doing it...I just wanted to do MORE I decided to do more sweaters...and I decided then to name them after female Poe characters as a fitting match with 'Lenore' and the season. Sooo of course I needed some SOCKS to go with my sweaters...and since jeans were one of those pieces I'd never tried, I topped it off with some jeans and jean skirts and, well...a few weeks later...voila...tons o stuffs...tons o layers...tons o mix & match fun! *sigh*

SO anyhow...I did put them out today in the main shop...and wanted to take a few to blog about 'em tonight!!

/me takes a breath

There are three different sweaters, each with an associated legwear pack. The legwear packs come with knee highs, stockings, & two pairs of tights (one solid, one patterned to match the pattern of the sweater)...all designed to be as layerable as possible.

SO first the sweater that started it all..Lenore. As I said it's a cropped sweater vest with a Fair Isle style print with hearts & snowflakes and a loose white shirt beneath. It (along with all the sweaters & legwear) comes in 12 colors, which are available individually or in packs of 6 (bright or muted colors). Layers with the sweater vest alone are also included in the Lenore packs. Here's a cpl piccies! Props to Roslin Petion of Tete a Pied for this wonderful rosy-cheeked Automne skin which was just the perfect accessory for this collection!! :)

The Madeline sweater is the classic ski-type sweater...solid-colored with snowflake trim round the shoulders. I added some trim around the wrists and waistband...and made sure to toss in plenty of layers so you can wear it tucked...untucked...however you please!!

Last of the sweaters is Annabel, a cropped cardigan with longer sleeves and a matching tank top. The print on Annabel is all butterflies and ribbons and fuzzy sweater goodness! The tank also works nicely beneath the Lenore sweater vest. :D

Annnd last up the Ligeia 10 colors...available individually or in packs of 5 (light and dark washes). The jeans come on both pant layers and with optional prim flares. The Jean Skirts come with both a straight and tiered ruffle prim...or can be worn alone as shorts!

SO...whew long post almost over! ;)

The collection's available now at the CKS Designs Main Shop in Selby...and I'll get them up on SL Exchange and On Rez in the next cpl days!! All pieces are $L100 for a single color pack and $L300 for a color pack!

I now return you to your regular blog reading. :P

Pretties: Skin - Tete a Pied Vivant in Automne 3 Buff, Hair - Tickled Pink: Madison in Reddish Brown, Shoes - Shiny Things: Lollys in Black.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trick or Treat!

YAY! It's Halloween time and you know what that means...time to run door to door and beg for I wanted to post about a couple of places where you can snag some great Halloween freebies!!

Ashlin Leandros of Fashion Mode is having a little Halloween Spooktacular tonight! She's put out hay bales in front of all the great shops there where you can find freeeebies!! The event should start sometime around 8pm game time so be sure to pop over and load up your goodie bags!!

Also Giana Glitter and Diva Dinova of the Ellana Mall & Cafe Court are holding a Pumpkin Hunt in the mall through Halloween! Just port right in and get to'll find pumpkins hidden in the mall stuffed with cool freebies to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Andddd from CKS Designs...I was in the mood to do something for my schoolgirls out's been a while. ;)

Sooo what I whipped up is 'Bad Kitty'...a little (really little) cropped tee with an argyle skirt that's also well...pretty little...o.O It's designed like the 'Detention' outfit...with the skirt base on the jacket layer and some cute little panties to flash. Meow. ;)

It's free at Fashion Mode and Ellana's tonight...I'll put it out in the CKS Designs Main Shop sometime tomorrow...but it'll only be around til November 1 so get it while ya can!! ;) Here's a piccie...and...Happy Halloween!! <3333

Pretties: Skin - Tete a Pied Vivant: Celeste 2 in Buff, Hair - Armidi: The Emo One in Dark Auburn, Shoes - Celestial Studios: Platform MJ's, Earrings - Shiny Things: Autumn Leaf Earrings

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Lil Bit O Newness!

Wheeee a little new stuffs today...kinda a mixed bag!!

Sooo I've had the intention of doing a houndstooth coat for a lil while now...but once I got it started I really liked more the idea of it as a wintery little business-y/sex-y/min-y/somewhat retro-y ish kinda dress...and it turned into just that...with some black wool tights to finish it off!! I decided to call it 'Emily' for absoutely no reason whatsoever!!! I'm loving the clean lines and simple style...and the sort of 'buttoned-up' sexiness it has. ;)'s a pic and such!

I've been asked numerous times to delve into men's clothing...but the main problem I have with that is just...coming up with ideas. So I dipped my toe in with this little offering...hopefully I can come up with some fun new things in the future...but it's a start! I decided to call it 'Argyle' cos well...that's what it is. :P Coming up with names for men's clothing is also a new experience!! It's a sweater/shirt combo that comes in 5 colors...I provided it on multiple layers so it's quite versatile...and of course it looks perfectly cute on women as well! ;) I've included a pic of the Olive and the Pack to give an idea of available colors! Big thanks to CJ Carnot of Tete a Pied for letting me use a preview copy of the upcoming Tete a Pied Vivant male skins...and to Haver Cole of Lemon for keeping me in great shape with this 'Lonestar' male shape from her recent Track 8 series!! It's kinda weird doing ads as a man! :P

Finally...shortly after I released the 'Gidget' ruffly bum lingerie I had a request to do some in black & white...and now that I've wrestled Amarantine into submission I've finally got em done!! These are straight up single color sets...cute and fun and just sheer enough to make eyebrows raise! ;)

All these pretties are available at CKS Designs in Selby now...and will be available at OnRez & SL Exchange shortly...Emily is $L150, Argyle is $L75 Single/$L190 Pack, & Gidget is $L195.

The weekend's almost here..wheee!! <3333


Emily Ad: Skin - Tete a Pied: Vivant Octobre 1 in Buff, Hair - Armidi: The Soho in Amber, Shoes - Celestial Studios: Black Pumps, Earrings - Diamonde: Geometric Jewelry Set, Glasses - DirtChild: DC_glasses

Argyle Ads: Skin - Tete a Pied: Vivant Male in Buff (Preview Copy - Not Yet Released), Hair - Armidi: The After Party in Chestnut, Jeans - Luminosity: Worn Jeans in Dark Wash (yesh they are women's jeans :P), Shape: Lemon - Lonestar (Track 8 Collection)

Gidget Ads: Skin - Tete a Pied: Vivant Biba 2 in Buff, Hair - Tickled Pink: Camille in French Roast, Shoes - Lassitude & Ennui: Leather & Pom Pom Mules in Anthracite.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

YEEYYYYYY for shopping!!! <333

So I took some time yesterday to do a little long-neglected shopping and it's been soooo long since I posted up anything besides my own stuffs...that I just wanted to take a minute to share some of my favoritist things this week!! :D

The blouse from Janie Marlowe of Mischief's new *Invested* outfit:

Seriously...I just about flipped when I saw this one. Everyone knows what a fan I am of retro clothing...and this is just perfection. Absolute. Total. Perfection. Here I paired it with one of my own Amarantine skirts. (I cheated and made a lil pair of default texture undies to hide the teenie gap between the shirt bottom and skirt waistband...shhh)

The Mooie Vogel dress from Nicky Ree of Designing Nicky Ree:

All I can say is WOW. As soon as I saw this on the blog feed I knew it was DESTINED to be mine. All I can say gorgeous & stunning as it is in the pics you've's 283470237527502703720 moreso 'in person'. Amazing work from an amazing designer.

The Casablanca Set from Fiachra Lach of Essentia:

Hlep!!! Does Fia have a blog?!! My friend Sasy gave me this set as a gift because she felt it matched the Amaratine pieces so well...and I have to say I was totally blown away when I tried it on. Not only does it perfectly capture that sort of 'Ali McGraw in Love Story' retro feel that I think Amarantine has...but seen up close...the detail and intricacy is just absolutely stunning!!

The Rizzo's Poodle Skirt set from Rose Farina of Rose Petal Creations:

Hi this will come as such a shock but I LOVE retro clothing!! This set is so adorably cute...what a nice twist to give us a more 'bad girl' version of the classic poodle skirt. Who among us doesn't have a little Rizzo in her just waiting to bust out? ;)

My new Leather Vixens Pumps from Tesla Miles of Tesla.

Yesh I love shoes. (Hello I'm a girl duh.) Yesh I especially love black stilettos. Yesh I am always on the lookout to spot a pair of black stilettos with a great shape to them. Yesh...these are fabulous! ;)

Okies done rambling for now...I need Starbucks. <3333


All Pics: Skin - Tete a Pied Vivant: Octobre 1 in Buff

'Invested' & 'Casablanca' Pics: Hair - ETD: Amber in Fire Burnt, Glasses - DirtChild: DC_glasses

'Mooie Vogel' Pic: Hair - ETD: Anisa in Auburn

'Rizzo' Pic: Hair - ETD: Chalisa II in Copper Burnt

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Okies...Amarantine is now listed on OnRez & SL Exchange...for your shopping pleasure. ;)

Hmmmm....guess this means I can move on to what's next......:D

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sorta An Update..

...wellll...of the issues that were reported...

The Fat Packs (or Obese Packs as Gillian called them...still laughing over that one! haha) were due to me not loading the vendor (UH DUH?!!) so that's fixed!!

The packs...I did check the vendors and the stuff's there & checked to be sure others got their stuff etc...SO...all I can say is we have a case of SL doing what SL does BEST...effing things up. :/

So if you get a pack o' something and something's not there just be sure to drop me an im or notecard and I'll check it out and get it sorted for ya!!


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Holy Issues Batman!

Hey everyone!!

Thanks so much out there for the positive response to the Amarantine Collection...all the nice words I've gotten make me smiley...I'm always happy when ppl like something I've made!!

There have been a few issues...a cpl ppl have said the Fat Pack vendor won't work. I've gotten reports also that the Equinox Pack was missing the Scoopneck Sweaters and the Indian Summer pack rezzed an empty folder for the Turtlenecks.

I'm headed in world now to check/fix/rectify these issues...but please don't hesitate to drop me an im or notecard if you bought something and had other issues!!

Besides having trouble with my brain sorting and packaging the massive load of STUFF...when I was packaging yesterday SL was being incredibly weird (I know..shocking) so I'm not really SURPRISED if there are a couple snags...but Imma get em ironed out quickly!! ;)


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Monday, October 01, 2007

Fall Has...Fallen?

Some new pretties out tonight...a new fall separate collection that started out so innocently as a coat...then turned into an outfit...then sort of grew into this huge thing that I've been obsessed with for the past week. ;)

Called 'Amarantine' (a name suggested by my friend & fellow designer Phay)...the collection includes coats, sweaters in both a scoop-neck & turleneck style, pants, skirts, & tights. The turtleneck sweaters include some pretty little ribbons tied round the waist with little flexiprim bows to finish them off.

I had so much fun working with some rich fall colors & textures...jewel tones...plaids...wools...fuzzy knits and girlie satin...and I really tried to make this a great set of separates that's as mixable, matchable, stretchable, and versatile as possible. There are TONS of layers included with each the shirts can be untucked or tucked in...can be layered with one another as well as the coats...the waist ribbons are layered with the turtlenecks but also come on a separate layer so you can wear them with other things. (The turtlenecks also include a layer with no ribbon.) Hopefully y'all enjoy wearing them & finding new combos as much as I've enjoyed putting them together!! <333

They're available right now at my main shop, CKS Designs in Selby. I'll get them up on SLX & OnRez at some point this week. ;)

Prices vary depending on what you want. There's a hugeass you-can't-miss-it display in the big building at the shop, right next to the new release rack that lets you buy single pieces according to color and type (the 'singles' are actually color pairs...everything comes in a set of two coordinating colors). The display also has discounted packs of all pieces of one type(ie an all colors coat pack) and all pieces in one color scheme (there are 5 color schemes)...and of course the big fat pack that has all pieces in all colors and will have you unpacking and sorting layers until spring. :P

So that's about it for me for now. It's about time to go watch/drool over Tom Brady.

I'm including some more pics of the's really impossible to give you 'A PICTURE' it's just ideas of what's available and how they can be mixed, matched, & layered!! Happy Monday everyone!!!! <3333333333

Pretties: Skin - Tete a Pied: Vivant Octobre 1 in Buff, Hair - ETD: Amber in Auburn Burnt, Shoes - Enkythings: Talyn in Black (Pumps) & Pinson in Black (Boots), Glasses - DirtChild: DC_glasses.

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