Archive for October, 2008

18
Oct
08

Kitty and Willow love ~flirt~

Delightful Kitty O’Toole posted some photos of her wearing ~flirt~ jewellery on Flickr a few days ago, so we knew she mit write something on it soon. We were not prepared for the amount of praise though:

Fragile....The textures really are as good as the PR would suggest and I’m seriously enamoured with it, BUT I’m absolutely besotted with the ‘Fragile’ series, created by Skinkie Winkler ( FABULOUS name!) I haven’t taken it off since I received it! […] It’s evident that the people behind Flirt don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to creating quality, and if this were the real life high street it would be the kind of loveliness that only the very best stores would sell.

Willow Zander shows that the Tiffany range can be nicely combined with Neko ears, and even though the Fragile series does not meet her personal taste, she enjoyed it nevertheless:

Tiffany is a GORGEOUS set, the detail in it is AMAZING and I don’t think i’ve ever in my whole Slife seen such a gorgeous Diamond texture as this, honestly. I love the colour of the Ruby it’s very precise and clear as crystal, they really do look genuine […] There is also NO bling in these babies, isn’t that great 😀 Overall I think all I can say about these are OMFG GORGEOUS! SRSLY!

Read her full report on her blog. Thank you Kitty and Willis!

13
Oct
08

Wonderful reviews

With Jewelry Expo and Glamour Expo at the same time, the ~flirt~ jewellery got a lot of exposure. I would like to share the recent reviews.

Freyja Nemeth combined both the Tiffany and the Fragile sets with some stunning red lingerie, showing the sublime sex appeal of diamonds on a female skin.

The Fragile series is quite a contrast to the classic elegance of the Tiffany series. It too is elegant, absolutely, but it is also very modern, designed to look like it is crafted from sterling silver and glass. The glass, in particular, is a very innovative look that I don’t think I have seen before on SL, and I also think the end result is quite striking. There is, I think, something architectural about it.

Phoebe Petrov of Fashionality combines the Hearts & Diamonds series with a variation of the Little Black Dress and a focus on sheer stockings.

If you haven’t been by to visit ~flirt~, I definitely recommend a visit, Skinkie Winkler’s designs are gorgeous!

~flirt~ Hearts & DiamondsDorothy Willis has reviewed ~flirt~ jewellery in the past and shows Hearts & Diamonds on a wonderful Last Call outfit.

Phoenix Chapman of “Be less stupid” was rather critical of Jewelry Expo this year. All the more reason to be proud that she liked the Tiffany Set.

I loitered in front of Flirt’s booth for quite a while, looking at the gorgeous posters with the fancy jewelry, and I couldn’t decide what I wanted for the life of me! […] My absolute favourite was the Tiffany set in Ruby, and I put it right on. […] They’re well-done and the bling is non-existent (yay!) and besides ruby, they come in several other gemstone types, so even if rubies aren’t your thing, there’s plenty else to choose from.

Thank you all for those kind and nice reviews!

10
Oct
08

Handle with care – the ~flirt~ Fragile! set

The FRAGILE! series of high couture statement jewellery from ~flirt~ is a range of individual pieces hand-crafted from glass and sterling silver. The dichotomy of the materials is a reflection of the human condition. More specifically, FRAGILE! represents our innermost self and how we choose to display it to the outside world. Oftentimes our core is tender, easily broken, sensitive. We choose either to display this and risk damage, or to protect it, sheathing it from harm, but also covering it’s reflective beauty.

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Considering these two states, Skinkie Winkler created a range of dramatic pieces to be worn as a statement, alone or combined with others in the range. It is purposeful that no “set” of necklace, earrings and bangles has been put together: No two individuals are the same, and Skinkie feels it is not her place to choose on your behalf which goes with which. Predictable, Unpredictable, Swayed, Twisted or Split… what makes up your unique self?

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The three necklaces consist of a unique combination of sterling silver and glass and has a unique touch of “not possible in real life”. The chain element is hand positioned, and fits perfectly to a wide range of shapes, easily adjustable with the built-in resize script.

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Picking up the theme of the necklaces the Fragile earrings feature the same unique combination of glass and silver. The Disc earrings feature clear and sharp lines of the precious metal, while the Glass Disc earrings are a variation of the initial combination of the unlikely pair of materials.

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The series of 4 twisted bangles further explore the possibilities of silver and glass, splitting the metal – or getting split by it, framing the metal or getting framed by it. The varying parts allow to combine these modern and almost architectural parts with a wide range of clothing.



The Fragile V2 Bangle and the Chunky bangle again emphasize on variations of the same theme – glass and metal, here light, there massive. The ultimate in lightness is the Disc bangle, featuring 11 slices of ultra-thin metal.

Please note: The left and right bangles are not meant to be mirror images, but identical pieces which “look” different when worn on different arms. This is an artistic decision, not a mistake or poor workmanship.

~flirt~ jewellery and Avatar Rendering Cost
Each piece of ~flirt~ jewellery is hand built and 100% prim-based. Care has been taken to assure the lowest possible Avatar Rendering Cost (contribution to sim lag) possible.

Where required, your jewellery is fitted with a resize script. Simply click on the root prim, usually the largest central gem, to open a dialogue box and follow the instructions. A full instructions notecard is included should you need it. You are strongly advised to use a pose stand when repositioning your
jewellery, one is provided. Should you run into difficulty, and if your shape is transferable, I will be more than happy to fit your jewellery for you. This service is only available for transferable items.

Customisations

We offer customisation services for all items. This can be changes to metals and stones and – where applicable – engravings. An additional cost of 500 L$ per customisation applies.

Pricing and availability

~flirt~ FRAGILE! Bangle v2[Resize] 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Chunky Bangle[Resize](ARC43) 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Disc Bangle[Resize](ARC48) 150 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Disc Earrings [ARC29] 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Earrings [ARC82] 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Glass Disc Earrings [ARC66] 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Predictable Necklace [Resize](ARC255) 500 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Split By Glass Bangle[Resize](ARC39) 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Split Glass Bangle[Resize](ARC79) 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Swayed Necklace[Resize](ARC255) 500 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Twisted Bangle[Resize](ARC83) 150 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Twisted Glass Bangle[Resize](ARC83) 200 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Unpredictable Necklace[Resize](ARC255) 500 L$
~flirt~ FRAGILE! Everything Pack 2,900 L$ (500 L$ rebate compared to single items)

Right now, these items are only availbale in-world at the ~flirt~ mainstore (SLURL), our booth at Glamour Expo (SLURL) and our booth at Jewelry Expo (SLURL). It will take a bit until we have listed them on Xstreel SL (SL Exchange) and OnRez – please bear with us.

At all 3 locations you will also find DEMOS of the pieces, so you can try them on before you buy.

Please enjoy the Fragile Range!

09
Oct
08

Confessions of a jewellery convert

When I talked to Alicia Chenaux, her statement that she barely wears – and does not really like – jewellery in SL posed a challenge I was unable to resist. She was one of the first recipients of review copies of the new Tiffany and Fragile items, and apart from some technical background I did not influence her further and was looking forward with what she might come up. I expected some comments on craftsmanship and design, maybe even some constructive criticism as Alicia has been around a while and has a good eye for fashion. I was not prepared however for the amount of praise she gave in her wonderful review, and for the fact that ~flirt~ jewellery radically changed her view.

~flirt~ Tiffany set

Photo credit: Alicia Chenaux

When I had first seen the Tiffany Series at the Jewelry Expo, my first thought was, “Oh. My. God.” I mean, it’s just so gorgeous and exactly the kind of jewelry I would wear in real life. Delicate, sparkling, the kind of jewelry that you wear but it doesn’t wear you. […] Big big big thanks to Skinkie Winkler for allowing me to blog these marvelous pieces, and for pretty much changing my mind about wearing jewelry in Second Life. For the rest of you, RUN to ~flirt~ or the booth at the Jewelry Expo and go check out these items for yourself and have fun being beautiful!!

Please visit the ~flirt~ booth at the Jewelry Expo, which runs until Saturday October 11!

09
Oct
08

Cerrie Janus combines Sn@tch and ~flirt~

Cerrie Janus of Fashion Ascension combines a wonderful blue cashmere sweater with the new Fragile bangles and earrings and creates a stunning ensemble.

I dressed the whole look up with the new Fragile glass jewelry creations from Flirt. I love this jewelry, super inventive. The earrings were a gift from the Glamour Expo so make sure and snap those up.

The Glamour Expo runs until October 25, so make sure you visit the ~flirt~ booth and pick up the exclusive expo gift there.

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08
Oct
08

~flirt~ Tiffany Range officially released

Since its release in June, the ~flirt~ Tiffany Ring has been one of the signature items of jeweller Skinkie Winkler, praised in many reviews and worn by well known fashion icons. An exclusive Pink Diamond version got auctioned for Relay for Life in July. Today, we officially release the complete range of Tiffany items, consisting of bracelet, 3 necklaces (regular, pendant and double strand), stud and drop earrings and the ring, available in amethyst, diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire.

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The Tiffany jewellery range was inspired, unsurprisingly, by the designs of the jewellers Tiffany & Co. of London. As with every design, the finished product is rarely identical to the inspiration, the process of building, the qualities of the prims and the limitations/lack of limits of Second Life each adding to it’s
uniqueness.

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The Tiffany Drop Earrings consist of glittering diamonds set in the finest platinum and fall in two strings from a large, rare gem encircled by precision placed micro-prim diamonds to form an earring that few will surpass. “Luxury, elegance, and decadent sexuality in equal measure.”

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The three Tiffany necklaces are hand built and djusted to perfection. The Tiffany Pendant uses two attachment points (chest & spine) and boasts a combined weight of 346 prims, an ARC of only 40 and two pendant types, to suit shapes of all proportions. Finally the Tiffany Double Strand Necklace – the necklace of every woman’s dreams – showcases 417 tiny twisted and hand placed prim jewels and should be worn with pride to be seen in.

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Weighing in at a mere 126 prims each, the subtle design of the Tiffany Studs add class to any outfit. In spite of the number of prims, careful design and build technique has ensured that these gems won’t lag you down, their Avatar Rendering Cost being only 35.

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Comprising a single flawless 7.15 carat Linden precious gemstone surronded by double row of 75 melee diamonds set in platinum on a band shouldered by a further double row of diamonds, the ring is available with five central gemstones – Diamond, Ruby, Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald. With an Avatar Rendering Cost of only 20-25 (minumum possible being 10, suggested avatar total being 500-1000) this ring is the perfect way to show a loved one just how much you care. Two rings are included in the box, fitted to the left and right hand respectively, and whilst sized for the average female hand size (20), it is fitted with a resize script to ensure the perfect fit for every shape.

~flirt~ jewellery and Avatar Rendering Cost
Each piece of ~flirt~ jewellery is hand built and 100% prim-based. Care has been taken to assure the lowest possible Avatar Rendering Cost (contribution to sim lag) possible whilst 7 below 100 in whichever combination you choose.

Where required, your jewellery is fitted with a resize script. Simply click on the root prim, usually the largest central gem, to open a dialogue box and follow the instructions. A full instructions notecard is included should you need it. You are strongly advised to use a pose stand when repositioning your
jewellery, one is provided. Should you run into difficulty, and if your shape is transferable, I will be more than happy to fit your jewellery for you. This service is only available for transferable items.

Customisations

We offer customisation services for all items. This can be changes to metals and stones and – where applicable – engravings. An additional cost of 500 L$ per customisation applies.

Pricing and availability

~flirt~ Tiffany Bracelet: 400 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Necklace: 700 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Double Strand Necklace: 1000 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Drop Earrings: 450 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Pendant: 1000 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Ring: 700 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Stud Earrings: 350 L$
~flirt~ Tiffany Set: 3000 L$ (1600 L$ rebate compared to single items)

Right now, these items are only availbale in-world at the ~flirt~ mainstore (SLURL), our booth at Glamour Expo (SLURL) and our booth at Jewelry Expo (SLURL). It will take a bit until we have listed them on Xstreel SL (SL Exchange) and OnRez – please bear with us.

At all 3 locations you will also find DEMOS of the pieces, so you can try them on before you buy.

Please enjoy the Tiffany Range!

08
Oct
08

A fabulous fusion of glass and metal

Our lovely neighbour on the Juicy sim – Nissa Nightfire – visited the ~flirt~ booth at Jewelry Expo and “fell in love” (her words) with two creations. While Nissa appreciates the subtle chique of Hearts & Diamonds…

One of the things I love about this earring is that it is able to make a significant visual statement without taking over the outfit.

… she is excited about the avantgarde impression the new Fragile set gives:

The second set of earrings are probably not what I would call classic, but are out there on the edge of contemporary jewelry design.

Read her full review here and make sure to check out her shop too – as coincidence goes she even has a lovely “Fragile” sweater there with a great value-for-money ratio.




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