Monday, December 7, 2009

ODE to JOY! Limited Edition Gown to benefit SHINE!

I am proud to be participating again this year in the SHINE fashion event.  I have created two things for this.  Once is a Limited Edition Gown that is available in my shop until Jan 1, 2010...at which time it will be removed from the shelves forever!

All hand-drawn, using original textures, this gown is selling for $350L with all proceeds to benefit SHINE.

Keep watching, I will be posting the gown that will be offered at silent auction as a one of a kind in a few days!

SHINE/MSF: SHINE is a seasonal Second Life fashion fundraiser for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing health care to those in need. doctorswithoutborders.org

Thursday, December 3, 2009

An invitation!



This should be lots of fun!  Come join us if you can!
for more info about the Fashion Designer's Association, visit their blog (there is a link in my bloglist to the right!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don't ya love it when...

You know, I  have come up with some of my favorite designs when I have been trying (and failing) to do something else.  That's how it is with Pearls and Lace.  I was trying to work out something and it just wouldn't turn out like what I had in mind...then suddenly I ran with what I had, and here ya go :)



Satin and lace, accented by perfect little pearls!  Two skirting options are included-a long skirt for a formal dinner or dancing, and a fun little flexi perfect for coctail hour! 



 
Celebrate the New Year in flirty little metallic skirt sets!  I've been trying to draw a lame I'm happy with for quite a while, they all make it about as far as the wastebasket :)  I think I might finally have it though!  I'm really happy with this, sparkly and sexy and ready for New Year's eve in your favorite club!  A flirty little flexi skirt and a bandeau top to make your new  year shine!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

From Dressy Casual to Formal

for the holidays!


Holiday is an ensemble that includes a high waisted pant, short flexi skirt, pencil skirt, and a long formal skirt.  Each color choice comes with all these options, plus the bodice in BOTH long and short sleeve versions, as well as a matching sculpted bow with gemmed decorative centerpiece!

For a limited time, there is also available a sample pack with just the bodice and a pencil skirt in a lovely silver!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dramatic, Romantic, and Sexy....Harlow!

How this gown clings to an hourglass figure!  Strapless, with a daring deep V neckline, this dress will be a shimmering compliment to your wardrobe.  Available in black, red or green, the ensemble offers long skirts for glamor, or short for sassy!

 

Boda

Boda

Boda!

I have been trying for a while to work out how to best create this, I finally got it like I want it!

I remember when...I used to have about 10 of these skirts in my closet, and I wore one every day, all summer long. I loved them! Those were the days, of wine, summer, and song :) SUMMER! How I love it!

Earth and water are done, air and fire to follow.

Hand drawn, and the skirt textures made by me as well (gotta love reflect in PSP)

Enjoy!

Boda Earth

Boda Earth

Boda Water

Boda Water

Island Girl Sarong

Island Girl Sarong

More Leather for the Guys!

I've been working hard on my leather techniques over the past few weeks, and I decided that it was time to (finally) finish up a leather vest project I have had in my 'in progress' file for like...months. Yay! I am releasing two new things for the guys :)

First is a leather vest. This vest comes on the jacket layer, and each comes with two versions: open and closed. It is available plain, with a chains detail at the back, and with a maltese cross detail at the back, and is only $75L. Enjoy!

HIZ Leather Vests

HIZ Leather Vests

and the pants :)

next is leather pants available in three different belt buckle options.

HIZ Leather Pants

HIZ Leather Pants
All three options have a drawn on wallet with chain in the back.

Three great new sets for HERZ Biker Wear!

These are being sold as separates. You can buy any of the three pieces (Halter, skirt, or pants) for $75L each, or all 3 as a fatpack for the price of 2!

Set 1 is distressed leather, with a primary chain belt and a GNR belt buckle.

Herz style set 1

Herz style set 1
Set 2 is a sexy lace up. The pants lace in the back, the halter in front, and the skirt at the front of the legs.

Herz style set 2

Herz style set 2
Set 3 is a Zipper set, with hand drawn maltese cross zipper pulls.

Every bit of all three of these sets is hand drawn with the exception of the primary chain, which I actually built from a tiny picture of chain.

HERZ Style set 3

HERZ Style set 3

Bella

Satin and lace spell romance in this lovely gown. Available in three rich colors, this gown is available in the mainstore and on XStreetSL for $L250.

Bella

Bella

A huge thank you

To everyone who purchased 'Invocation', made a donation to the kiosk, or visited the SexGen Sim to take part in the 78 hours of music and shopping event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Invocation ~ Limited Edition

I am sure you have heard about the devastating bush fires in South Australia, and many groups in Second Life are helping to raise funds to help all the people involved. Many have lost their lives, whole downs have been burned to the ground, countless people injured. Such a terrible thing.

Digital Angels are hosting a fund raising event this weekend. 72 hours of music and shopping, to raise money for the Australian Red Cross. Several musicians, live and tribute, have donated their time to this event, and so have several designers. They will be selling their wares at the event, with proceeds going to the fund. I have been lucky enough to be able to participate, and I have made a Limited Edition pants set for the occasion. This outfit symbolizes the invocation of fire, to fight the terrible fire that still rages.

The music/shopping event runs from midnite Feb 22 to midnite Feb 24. After that, the pantset will be removed and never sold again.

Invocation

Invocation

Yet another Minidress!

I'm tellin ya, when the muze hits me, it hits me for a bunch. I don't know why, I am often driven to work on the same kind of thing for a while before I move on to the next. Somehow, even with the big rebuild, grand opening, etc., I STILL managed to crank out a new one. Hope you like it! My partner sure does *wink*.

I have an extra special release for spring next week, and there is a miniskirt involved....but after that I promise, I will be working on something else!!

Oh? You want a hint?

Sonnet Minidress

Sonnet Minidress

An addition or a rebuild!!!???

Well, true to form, my addition has turned into a complete rebuild/redesign of my store! I really love it so far!

I am having an opening celebration on Feb 14, with sales, hunts, freebies, you name it! But I have a sneak peek for you :)

sneak peek 5

sneak peek 5

sneak peek 4

sneak peek 4

sneak peek 3

sneak peek 3

sneak peek 2

sneak peek 2

sneak peek 1

sneak peek 1

What's new in RBZ land

Besides corsets and minidresses, of course :)

A 2048 bordering the back end of my shop in Phantasm went up for sale. Was funny because I had just been talking to Zep about how I was probably going to need to tier up at some point, and I was going to start watching the auctions with an eventual move. I HATE moving my store, it's in a lovely location with ocean views...so when this parcel went up for sale, I grabbed it. Next will be a bit of a rebuild :)

I have already started the new section of the store, and I like it so far. Once it is ready I can start the restructure of the current building, hopefully I will have enough primage to be able to rebuild it up above and just move it down, that remains to be seen :D

So wish me luck!

A new release and a Valentine's freebie :)

I have put up a new corset set in four colors!

Only $100L each or get the fatpack for only $300L :)

Also a new valentine's freebie, the same corset but done in a rich red and black, made especially for all of you!

For Your Love

For Your Love

Devotion

Devotion

Another new mini! Alia!

I'm running out of names oh my!

This dress has a neat drapey effect front and back :) Same price as Minx, only $100L ea or $300L for the 4 dress fatpack:)

Alia

Alia

Alia front

Alia front

Alia back

Alia back

Minx!

Minx!

Minx!

This little minidress is sweet and sexy! It comes in 4 colors (with a 5th color - green - as a limited time freebie!). It can also be worn as a long top (jacket layer) a regular shirt (shirt layer) or a tucked in shirt (shirt and underpants layers), very versatile!

This ensemble is only $100L (with a fatpack of all 4 colors for $300L) and is available in the mainstore and Xstreet!

minx colors

minx colors

Svelte in Mauve, Black, and Red!

I started out to make a valentine-ish gown. Not a huge fan of 'pink', I instead worked in a nice mauve tone. (Yes, I'm old, and I love purple, what can I say :D)

Well, I was so happy with the way this gown turned out, I made it in black and red as well. And it is made to fit!

At the front is a prim with a heart shaped texture, at the back a 'diamond' clip. Each have 3 flexi prims attached, but they are completely separate from each other. So no matter what size you are, it's a simple matter of pulling one forward and the other back (or visa versa). I love the way the flexi skirts work, very sedate, and very sexy :)

SVELTE

SVELTE

SVELTE in Black

SVELTE in Black

SVELTE in Red

SVELTE in Red

Marissa

Marissa

Marissa in Black and White

I needed a dress to wear to a party. Something dramatic...something Black and White! I made it, I like it, and I now offer it to you :) This dress can be worn with system skirt only, with a mid-thigh length flexi, or with the long ballgown type skirt. Also included in the package is a black and white orchid corsage to wear at the shoulder.

This gown was (loosely) based on the gown shown below it, which I found online.

A funny story about the Marissa dress....

Well, it's funny now....

I made the dress to wear to the launch of Dressed2Kill magazine. I wanted something to show my style (I wore it with the mid-thigh flexi by the way) but without being too extravagant. A simple black and white dress...perfect!

I bought a new skin (then ended up not wearing it...the skin is gorgeous but too 'peaches and cream' for the dress in my opinion), hit Analog Dog and found some great dollarbie hair! (I love getting free/cheap stuff that looks good!) Then off to Matreiya for some nice pumps (which weren't cheap but I love them! Haven't taken them off since!)

At any rate, I took a lot of time to make sure (I hoped) that my look was 'together'. Now due to lag, I tend to always run with 'sun and moon only' lighting. I don't wear face lights, I don't feel the need to light up the night sky :)

When I got ready to box up the dress to sell (after the party), I had just been working with some gems and so had my 'local lights' turned on. I tried on the dress before boxing it up to make sure all was ok...and OMG the corsage had enough lights in it to light up the grid!

The lights!!! I'm BLIND!!!

The lights!!! I'm BLIND!!!

/me sighs

/me sighs
The corsage has been fixed now...my dignity is another story.

An Opinion regarding Source Material

Some opinions I have been reading lately on other blogs have made me want to talk about where my ideas come from.

Several of my gowns, and a few of my other outfits as well, are based on gowns/clothing I find online. I look at fashion shows, and designer releases, and if I see something I like and that I think I can make work in SL, I use it as an inspiration. I was surprised to read that there are people who think that this is a 'bad' thing. It is?

I don't claim to be a RL fashion designer. If I were, I wouldn't have time to do what I do in SL. What I am is a self-taught graphic 'designer'. I have used PSP for years, I have designed my own websites, making all my own banners and buttons, backgrounds, bars, etc. I have created forum skins, making all those elements as well. When I came to SL, I thought 'WoW I want to make clothes!' Then when I learned that clothes were made using applications like Gimp, Photoshop and PSP...I was hooked. The years I had invested in PSP (several different versions all the way back to the original Jasc) were nothing compared to what I have learned since then! But I digress...

I am making this entry because I want to make very clear the fact that some of my ideas come from gowns/clothes I find online. I do not pretend that these are my 'own' designs (although some of the things I have made are my own, sometimes an idea just comes and I run with it for good or ill). But I will not bend to the ideas of what is right or wrong according to this or that SL fashion blog. I do not pull a picture of a gown, stretch it onto a template and sell it (but I don't care if other people do). I DO sometimes look at an outfit or piece of clothing and try to replicate it. Sometimes what I come up with looks like the source, sometimes it varies a great deal as I put my own spin on the idea.

Just sayin :)

Jeans and T's for the Guys

A couple more pairs of jeans and some biker t shirts are up in the shop and on XStreet, now that I'm making a few things for the HIZ n HERZ line, I seem to be on a roll!

HIZ Biker T's

HIZ Biker T's

More Jeans for the guys

More Jeans for the guys

HIZ Chaps

HIZ Chaps

HIZ Chaps

I finally got around to finishing some men's jeans, so I finished up these chaps too. They look good on my alt, even if he is still wearing the 'musician guy' skin he was born with lol

HIZ Oilstained Jeans

HIZ Oilstained Jeans

HIZ Oilstained Jeans

Show me a biker who doesn't have a pair of these kicking around and I'll show you a biker who can't handle a wrench :)

I totally love the way these jeans came out! I was going to put an oil rag in the back pocket, but decided to put in a slightly wrinkled up Harley bandana instead.

And not only are they a great mans jean, but I love the way they look on me too!

:)

:)

Happy New Year!

There are 5 things in my store marked down to $1L each! What are they? I'll never tell!

Tomorrow nite they will go back to their regular price tho, so you better hurry!

Ride Hard and Look Good!

This is going to be my new slogan for my HIZ n HERZ line of biker wear :) Speaking of which, I haven't added anything to that line lately, so I have been poking myself to get something done :) I just finished my HERZ Chaps!

HERZ Chaps

HERZ Chaps