Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's Kinitime!

I've got 4 hot hot hot new releases tonight...only available at CKS Designs @ The Deck!

So...any SL Designer will tell you that swimsuits (along with lingerie) are among the most frustrating pieces of clothing to make in SL. It might seem counterintuitive...after all they are tiny and thus shouldn't require much work, right? Wrong. They are evil little things that like to taunt you relentlessly with this little piece here...that little piece there...that still isn't. quite. right. I designed clothing for over a year in SL before I finally bit the bullet and made a serious go of making some swimwear...and every summer since, I've tackled them again...always starting from the ground up...always trying to improve on my last efforts. It's a fun challenge...and I'm happy to say that (after starting in June...and getting derailed by rw over and over) this year's are finally finished YAYYY!!!!

This year's are a varied bunch of 4 bikinis...and w/o any further yakkity yakking from me....let's get to them! I'm gonna go light on the piccies so you don't have to scroll thru a bunch to see 'em all...;)

'Sparklebum' is a sexy little string bikini with sequin accents and sculpted ties. It's a little glitz & glam and just the sort of thing for the girl who likes to be the center of attention. 8 sparkly colors are available. ;)

'Going Commando' is a skimpy little number all full of camoflauge-y & ruffly goodness...with sculpted ties & some fun color combos! I liked the combination of camo & ruffles...sort of girly yet not. Without doubt the least skin coverage of the 6 color combos:

The 'Dotty Bikini' (the last one made and prolly the least creatively named :P) is a cute bra-top style with criss cross straps in the back. Both top & bottom are accented with little gold's a very fun & girlie style that comes in 10 bright colors:

Andddd last but certainly not least is 'First Mate'...a nautical inspired bikini with prim ties & a teenie little cheerleader-style skirt. In 3 colors...this one is great for mixing & matching!

As I said at the beginning of the post (if you can remember that far back :P), these kinis are and will remain available exclusively at CKS Designs @ The Deck! So get on over there and enjoy some fantastic shopping in a beautifully designed sim!!

'Sparklebum' is $L170/single or $L680/pack of 8, 'Going Commando' is $L165/single or $L575/pack of 6, 'Dotty Bikini' is $L130/single or $L650/pack of 10, & 'First Mate' is $L190/single or $L330/pack of 3. Happy shopping!!! <33333


Sparklebum Ads: Skin - Fleur: Allure Biba #2 in Truffle, Hair - Truth: Natasha in Barley, Shoes - Shiny Things: Plainers in Black

Going Commando Ads: Skin- Fleur: Allure Kit #3 in Truffle, Hair - Truth: Carissa in Carrot, Shoes - Shiny Things: Jane Wedges in Brown

Dotty Bikini Ads: Skin - 5th & Oxford: Audrey in Holiday Medium, Hair - Truth: Giselle in Caramel, Shoes - Shiny Things: Belles in Gold

First Mate Ads: Skin - Fleur: Allure Kitten #1 in Truffle, Hair - Truth: Linda in Cherry, Shoes - Shiny Things: Tuli Pumps in Red

I Wanna See The Rest!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Holiday Sale Goodness!!!

Miko Omegamu, the talented designer behind *Icing* & owner of Mischief Cove is having her annual Red, White, & Blue sale this weekend...and she's invited merchants at the cove to participate!! In addition to CKS Designs, you can find sales from Accessories by Eolande, Blowpop, Digital Eyes, Elate!, Hairapy, Haute Style & Co, The HUB, *Icing*, Ingenue, MYTH, *Petit Ange*, Pixeldolls, Pretense Model Shapes, & Punch Drunk!

I've put out a selection of Red, White, & Blue items that are all set at 50% off...everything from swimsuits to lingerie, separates, casual & dressy clothing are in the mix! So get on out to Mischief Cove & get your holiday shop on!!

The sale runs through Sunday (7/5/09) & all participating shops are marked with a flag for easy reference! Remember CKSD sale items are available only at the CKS Designs shop in Mischief Cove!

Happy shopping & happy weekend everyone!! <33333

I Wanna See The Rest!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wheeeee more newness!!

So as promised...a cpl more new dresses today @ CKSD! ;)

First up is a little summery confection with a dangerously cleavage-y square cut bodice. It didn't start OUT this cleavage-y...but...I kept adjusting...and adjusting...and then I LIKED the cleavage-y so there it stayed. The texture on this one is a soft 3 color gradient that sorta reminded me of those rocket pops we used to get when we were kids. (And well...if you don't know what a rocket pop is uhm...look here!) Therefore, I decided to call it 'Rocket Pop'. Cos hey, once I have a name, who am I to question that?!! It's finished off with a floaty layered prim skirt and I am just LOVING this dress. Summer can't come soon enough!!! This one comes in 4 yummeh colors:

A little while back, Tesa Jewell blogged about these fantastic go-go boots from Kakaue Kreation which of course I had to run right over and purchase. Back when I started designing, mod-era clothing was something I was very inspired by and I did a lot of mod designs...and these boots inspired me to want to make more! One of the first designs I ever made (long before I started blogging) was a dress called 'Mode' which featured a vertical half-black/half-white pattern. Since I HOPE I'm a better designer than I was in early 2006...I decided to do another version using this same color block pattern...hence 'Mode II'. It's the first time I've ever done a new version of an old design...I feel so OLD! :P It's not a redo of the original but rather a different style of dress using the same color pattern. This one is a sleek, short mini with a halter-style bodice. I bemoan the sl templates which allow us only one sleeve and one I couldn't make contrasting sleeves or tights...but I still think it's pretty hot. ;)

'Rocket Pop' is $L140/single or $L280/pack of 4 & 'Mode II' is $L140. All are available of course at the CKS Designs Main Shop in Selby as well as XStreet SL

Happy weekend! <33


Rocket Pop Ads:

Skin - Fleur: Allure Audacious 3 in Truffle, Hair - Truth: Sehra in Copper, Shoes: Shiny Things - Kelly Sandals in White, Jewelry - Caroline's Jewelry: Cupcake Charm Set in Gold

Mode II Ad:

Skin - Fleur: Parfait Trois 4 in Strawberry, Hair - Armidi: The Poynter in Ginger I, Boots - Kakaue Kreations: Gogo Boots in Black & White, Earrings - Celestial Studios: Lulu Chunky Hoops, Bracelet - CKS Designs: Chelsea Outfit

I Wanna See The Rest!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Essentials!!!

I've got the first of a few new dresses released tonight at CKSD!

The release I have tonight is an addition to the essentials collection, which thus far includes the Essential Sweater Dress & the Essential Wrap Sweater. The Essential T-Shirt Dress is that great piece to carry you through spring/summer in easy, elegant, sexy style. Designed with a sexy low-cut neckline, & simple, body-hugging's the perfect dress-it-up-or-down wardrobe stretcher.

As with all Essentials, it's available in 22 colors...and a 23rd color available only as a group giftie to CKSD group members!! I'm leaving some piccies below!!! Happy Friday wooooo!! <333

Anddd the teal...available only to CKSD group members:

Dresses are $L145 single/$L250 color pack of 3/$L1300 for the whooolllle Kit & Kaboodle!! Available now at the CKS Designs Main Shop in Selby as well as XStreet SL

Just a quick note on the gorgeous jewelry in the ads...they're as yet unreleased from Caroline's Jewelry...but anyone looking for them can im Caroline Apollo directly to purchase. ;)

Happy shopping everyone!! <33


Skin - Fleur: Allure Kitten 1 in Truffle, Hair - Truth: Angelina in Walnut, Shoes - Shiny Things: Supernovas in Black, Jewelry - Caroline's Jewelry: Flexi Tassel Earrings & Necklace in Gold.

I Wanna See The Rest!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

YAY Newness!!

Whee some new pretties today at CKSD as I get my butt in gear to get a pile of stuffs done today!!

I've been eagerly awaiting spring/summer and well...these releases show it for sure!!

I've been wanting to do a new schoolgirl set for a while...and so had an idea for a shorter-length stripey sweater...and decided to experiment with that...and...I'm SOOOO thrilled w/the results. 'Teacher's Pet' is a set I'm loving...with that stripey sweater that comes in a plain version and a version with a shirt beneath that includes sculpted cuffs & collar. I also added Sasy's fave (well maybe it's just Mel's fave :P): a no-glitch skirt with contrasting solid/stripe texturing and some matching knee-highs. (Panties are included of course...should you have the desire to wear them. :P) As I said, I'm really very happy with how this one turned out...especially the color combos...of which there are 7. Here come some piccies yayyy!!

I had an idea to do a cute, ruffly top with stripe & polka dotty patterns...and once I started on the kinda turned into this cute tube top that has a folded down front detail with a babydoll-type ruffle. I'm really happy with how the textures came out on this one...there's a big 'ol cutie-cute sculpted/flexi bow on the back which I love. Of course the tube is totally finished and wearable sans ruffle too! I decided to call it 'Bubbly' cos that's how it feels to me...just light and happy and summery and well...bubbly!! 10 colors available...check it out!:

Teacher's Pet is $L260/single or $L910/pack...and Bubbly is $L110 single or $L550/pack. They're available of course at the CKS Designs Main Shop in Selby as well as XStreet SL. Stupid Cupid and Stella are now also available at the main shop...and I'll be setting up an RFL vendor area there soon!! Happy Shopping!! <33


Student Body Ads:
Skin - Fleur: Parfait Trois 4 in Strawberry, Hair - Truth: Scarlett in Nutmeg, Shoes - Shiny Things: Flare Oxfords in Black, Earrings - Caroline's Jewelry: Seven

Bubbly Ads:
Skin - Fleur: Parfait Trois 1 in Strawberry, Hair - Novocaine: Tayanna in Macaroon, Earrings & Necklace - Caroline's Jewelry: Tricolor Heart Lariat Set

I Wanna See The Rest!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I feel pretty...

...ohhh so prettyyyy!!!!

I haves another new pretty todayyyyy...a sweet little dress I decided to call 'Stella''s a sheath-style cocktail dress with a one-shouldered bodice that ends in rhinestone trim & three thin straps in back. It's very understated...with an asymmetrical system skirt and a little sheer shoulder pouf providing some extra detail. It's available in 5 an extra RFL Exclusive color (shown above) that's only available during RFL season. ;)

Right now it's only available at the CKS Designs RFL Clothing Fair location. Once the fair's over it'll be available at the CKS Designs main shop in Selby.

Individual dresses are $L165, with the pack of 5 (which doesn't include the RFL Exclusive) going for $L415. I'm gonna leave you with some piccies and urge you to get out to the RFL Clothing Fair if you haven't!! <333


Skin - Fleur: Vivant Budoir 3 in Buff, Hair - ETD: Davina II in Crimson Faded, Shoes - Shiny Things: Belles in Black.

I Wanna See The Rest!!