Wednesday, July 09, 2008


SO YAYYYYYYYYY...we finally have the new shop build up and going...AND...we've decided to celebrate with a 50% off sale!!

There's lots of newness (brief preview above :P) & lots of newly marked down items...and from now until 9:00pm Monday (7/14)...*all* of it is 50% off. So...get on in and have a peek and nab some bargains at the newly rebuilt CKS Designs...or have a gander after the cut for the longgggggg version of the newness!!! <3333

Sooooo I have a couple of collections and some hot kinis to offer up today!!

First up the kinis!
The Safari Bikini is made to complement the Summer Safari collection. It's a sexy-but-not-too-skimpy little linen bikini that comes with a matching sarong. I wanted to do a basic sort of tie-side bottom/triangle top...but I think the textures really make this one pop. It's available in 5 colors, $L210 single/$L525's a pic of the khaki one! ;)

I love sailor/nautical-style clothing...and I've wanted to do a swimsuit in that style for a while...hence the Sailor Bikini. This one ended up being my favorite of the bunch...with a cute little sailor collar and a very sort of retro look to it. She comes in three colors, $L165 single/$L265 pack...all of which are shown below!

Also made to complement a collection (Surfer Girl) the Surfer Girl Bikini. My plan with the swimsuits this season was to make some varied styles...and I really wanted something with a boyshort-style bottom. After playing around with a hibiscus print...I thought a sort of retro-surfer style would be nice...and I loved the print so much I ended up building an entire collection around it! The Surfer Girl Bikinis come in 11 colors, priced at $L165 single/$L825 pack. The blue is shown below!!

Last up is the Life Guard Bikini. This one's the skimpiest of the's designed for the girl who wants to show off that toned, tanned bod on the beach. Available in 4 colors, $L115 single/$L250 pack...all colors are shown below!

So...the Summer Safari collection is something I've been actually batting around for months...first in my head...and then finally I got around to putting it 'on paper' or...putting it to pixels...or...whatever...and then I decided I wanted a bikini to go with. :P

It features 6 pieces (Jacket, Shorts, Pants, Skirt, Halter, & Sheath Dress) in 5 colors. The pieces make for great mixing and matching...nice, summery wardrobe basics that should stretch your inventory nicely. Also...since the fabrics are matched to those in the Safari Bikini...those pieces will also coordinate nicely!! The pieces are available individually and in sets at various prices...grouped by color or type of piece. I'm selling it in the same way I did the Amarantine collection last you can get one piece in a single piece in all colors...all pieces in one color...or just go for the whole Kit & Kaboodle. Thanks to Dot Lane for suggesting a dress...I think it made a great addition to the collection! I'm including a set of pics to give you some detail on each piece!!

And...the collection that was inspired by the opposed to the other way round...the Surfer Girl Collection. It's larger than the Safari Collection...with 7 pieces (Hoodie, Baseball Tee, Shorts, Skirt, Capris, Halter, & Dress) plus some matching 11 colors, at various prices...also available in singles, piece packs, and color packs. Like the Safari Collection...the bikini pieces will also coordinate with the collection pieces perfectly! Much more casual than the Safari collection, the pieces are sexy, skin-baring, & sporty...perfect for hot days & warm nights on the beach! I'm including a close-up of each piece various colors!

AND...WHEW...there we go!! Remember...through Monday everything is 50% get on in to CKS Designs!!


Safari Bikinis: Skin - Fleur Boutique: Parfait 5 in Strawberry, Hair - Gurl6: Lola Revised in Blonded, Shoes - Shiny Things: Skyliners in Black.

Sailor Bikinis: Skin - Fleur Vivant: Pin-Up 1 in Buff, Hair - ETD: Xaria in Tawny, Shoes - Maitreya: Verve Pumps in Red, Earrings - Phaylen Fairchild Designs Dreamcatchers in Hope.

Surfer Girl Bikinis: Skin - Fleur Boutique: Parfait 2 in Strawberry, Hair - ETD: Emily in Copper Burnt, Shoes - Jaywalk: Kithryn in White Leather, Earrings - Caroline's Jewelry: Seven.

Life Guard Bikinis: Skin - Fleur Vivant: Natural 3 in Buff, Hair - Boon: HNB27 in Chestnut, Shoes - Armidi: Dhali Bown Platforms in Red.

Summer Safari Collection: Skin - Fleur Vivant: Lalique 3 in Buff, Hair - Zero Style: Orie in Ginger Brown, Boots - Maitreya: Dune in Black, Bracelets - Lassitude & Ennui: Love Conquers All Bracelet in Silver/Moonstone and UnTone - Heart Bracelet.

Surfer Girl Collection: Skin - Fleur Boutique: Deux Parfait 3 in Strawberry, Hair - ETD: Nadia in Crimson Faded, Shoes - Detour: Mixflip Sneakers in Various Colors, Earrings - Paper Couture: Lilium Drops.

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