Posts Tagged ‘Lorrie Jefferson

07
Sep
09

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

My excitement grows each day as I await the concert I’ll be attending in Second Life. The perfect gown has been found, purchased and awaits me in my closet. The decision of what jewelry to wear is of no concern or worry to me. My jewelry box is filled with ~flirt~ fine jewelry.    ::smiles::    With the very sexy, long black gown, I’ve chosen to wear one of my favorite collections from ~flirt~. The Tiffany set in Ruby will make me the femme fatale of the evening. I smile at the thought of the tiny diamonds surrounding the most perfect rubies, twinkling as I move around the dance floor.

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Tiffany in Ruby
Tiffany Double Strand Necklace & Drop Earrings in Ruby

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The Tiffany jewelry range was inspired, unsurprisingly, by the designs of the jewelers 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 and lack of limits of Second Life each adding to it’s uniqueness.

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The Tiffany Collection, as well as all ~flirt~ jewelry, is fitted with a resize script where applicable to enable quick and easy resizing with a single click. Please ensure you are in a script enabled region and left click your jewelry, then follow the intuitive menu that appears.  Now I ask you, how simple is that?  We strongly advise that you make a back-up copy of your jewelry prior to fitting, and use a pose stand.

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Skinkie Winkler is the designer and creator behind ~flirt~ fine jewelry, hand crafted 100% prim highly detailed jewelry of a quality you just won’t find elsewhere on the grid. Skinkie joined Second Life in February 2007, initially working in the SL club scene and ultimately co-owning a popular mainstream club. In January 2008 she left this to persue her love of art, particularly SL photography and building. She started to make jewelry in February 2008 after creating the full size moving sculpture “Interactions:Coming Full Circle”.   Seeing the beauty in it’s symmetry, it’s balance and what the “art” of the piece meant to her on a personal level, she wanted to make a wearable version. From there ~flirt~, and the “Interactions” jewelry range was born.  She has since designed and released further ranges of jewelry as well as numerous private custom pieces that are truly amazing.

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Be sure to stop by and see us, and take advantage of our free demos…

We’ll leave the light on…

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What I’m wearing:

Skin: – Cre@ction – Ayiki Takakura

Eyes: – MoJo Real Eyes

Eyelashes: – Crissy Designs

Hair: – Damselfly Hair Salon

Dress: – Chic Dimensions

Shape: My own

Jewelry: – ~flirt~ fine jewelry

23
Aug
09

FRAGILE! Makes a Statement

As the dust settles and the air clears from all of the expos and hunts, I look around and once again find myself searching for something to focus on. I know, I know… short attention span. But this IS Second Life, you know…

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I go to my inventory and open my jewelry box, looking for a shiney bauble to capture my attention. I am NOT disappointed. ::grins:: Of course I’m not. My jewelry box is full of ~flirt~ fine jewelry. Reaching inside, I pull out an old favorite of mine, FRAGILE!. I smile as I slip the necklace around my throat. I hum to the radio as I clip the earrings on my ears and place a bangle on my wrist.

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Original FRAGILE!

Bold and dramatic, reminiscent of Rodeo Drive, the FRAGILE! series is definitely a “signature piece”!

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The marvelous FRAGILE! series is a high couture statement. This beautiful series includes individual pieces that were hand-crafted from glass and sterling silver, and it’s to-die-for! I’m certain that this series is sure to become an “old favorite” of yours as it is mine! FRAGILE! represents our innermost self and how we choose to display it to the outside world. Sometimes we feel tender, easily broken and sensitive. We choose either to display this and take a risk of getting hurt, or to protect ourselves, sheathing it from harm… but also covering it’s reflective beauty. To truly appreciate this yummy series, you really need to stop by the store and try a demo.

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Black Glass FRAGILE!

Skinkies’ talent holds no limits, as evidenced by this FRAGILE! Unpredictable Necklace with black glass. I think it will make a marvelous addition to the series. Shhhhh… don’t tell anyone. ::grins::

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Considering these two states of mind, Skinkie Winkler has created a VERY dramatic range of pieces to be worn as a statement, or “signature piece”, to be worn alone or combined with others in the series. And each bangle, left and right, are not meant to be mirror images, but identical pieces that “look” different when worn on different arms. How special is that??

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It was no accident that you’ll not find a “set” of necklace, earrings and bangles… No two individuals are the same, and Skinkie feels that it’s not her place to choose on anyone’s behalf which piece should be worn with another. Predictable, Unpredictable, Swayed, Twisted or Split… What makes YOU feel unique?

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FRAGILE! will be on sale at the ~flirt~ store in Harlow at 50% off until August 29th.

Be sure to visit us. You know you want to…

We’ll leave the light on…

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~flirt~ in Harlow: ~flirt~ fine jewelry
~flirt~ NEW Main Store in Rigby: ~flirt~ fine jewelry

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What I’m wearing:

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Skin: – Cre@ction – Ayiki Takakura

Eyes: – MoJo Real Eyes

Eyelashes: – Crissy Designs

Hair: – Damselfly Hair Salon

Jewelry: – ~flirt~ fine jewelry

01
Aug
09

*Something Blue* Wedding Expo!

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The 2009 *Something Blue…* Love & Marriage Expo July 31- August 8, 2009

This two week event will feature amazing entertainment from some of Second Life’s best Dj’s and Live Musicians… All the best of the best. Four Amazing Fashion shows will also grace the runway to show the wares of all of the exhibitors. Modeling those wares will be the most successful and beautiful models in all of Second Life, from some of the best modeling agencies. Known and respected Second Life businesses from all over the world will be participating to offer services from dating clubs, romantic nightclubs, bridal gowns, flowers, shoes, apparel, haute couture, hair, jewels, skins, day spas to reception venues, honeymoon services, officiates, wedding planners, photographers and everything in between.

And ~flirt~ fine jewelry will be there with our brand new Wedding Ring Collection!

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These rings are to die for and, no surprise to me, BEAUTIFUL!! Perhaps I’ll plan my wedding… or not. ::shrugs:: I could always just wear the gorgeous rings…

So pop on over to the Wedding Expo and treat yourself to something yummy. And of course, you can also stop by the beautiful new main store in Rigby..

Wedding Expo:~flirt~ @ Something Blue Wedding Expo

~flirt~ NEW Main Store:~flirt~ fine jewelry

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24
Jul
09

~flirt~ easyfit system

All new releases from now on (unless the feedback is negative of course) will include the new ~flirt~ Easyfit System and as some explanation is needed I thought I might throw in some gemeral tips for fitting jewellery to your avatar.  If this is helpful please let me know and I’ll do more of this sort of thing.  But first… Easyfit.

What IS ~flirt~ Easyfit?

Simply put, it’s merely a semi-transparent sphere attached to your jewellery that can:

  • Help you line up the jewellery correctly on your avatar
  • Make finding attached jewellery embedded inside your avatar a breeze – no more needing to cam inside!
  • Be made invisible when not needed
  • Be resized to your preference

Easyfit came about as Lorrie (~flirt~ CSR) and I were talking about how difficult it can be to fit, in particular, ~flirt~ two part necklaces.  Due to the huge variations in avatar size a complaint we kept hearing was that Part 2 of the necklace was hidden inside the chest on attachment. One option was to sell the jewellery attached further out from the body, but then *everyone* would need to re-position it rather than just those.. well, more well-endowed in the chest department 😉 So Easyfit was born. A prim large enough to be at least partially visible outside the avatar mesh, but able to be hidden.

Whilst this system is perhaps most helpful for positioning two-part necklaces and body piercings, as all ~flirt~ jewellery is built and supplied at it’s smallest setting (as minimum size is the limiting factor in SL builds) we have included it with all pieces.  The Easyfit prim is textured with the central axes marked in familiar colours, aiding alignment with whichever body part it is being fitted to.

How do I use ~flirt~ Easyfit?

Before You Start

  1. Make a copy of all pieces of your jewellery PRIOR to making any adjustments.  If the worst comes to the worst you will be able to delete and start again.  I would also suggest storing a copy somewhere safe (inside a storage prim in-world) in case of inventory loss.
  2. USE A POSE STAND. Seriously guys, you can’t make fine adjustments to any attachment whilst your avatar is flailing around being moved by your multi-stand AO. I know, you look like a dork when on a pose stand, but better five minutes doing that than walking around looking like a dork with your earrings poking out of your neck! Besides, it makes the whole debacle so much easier.  Heck, if professional builders need to do it then you do too!
ALWAYS Use A Pose Stand

ALWAYS Use A Pose Stand

Rather than cluttering up your inventory with countless posestands I have started embedding one in the notecard that comes with your jewellery (click the object icon and choose “copy to inventory”). If you still can’t find one, pick one up for free from the store, or from XStreetSL.

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21
Jul
09

HERE AT LAST ~ AND WELL WORTH THE WAIT!

It’s happening! And you don’t want to miss it! The new main store for ~flirt~ fine jewelry will open its’ doors at long last with a bang up party on Saturday, July 25th. The festivities will begin at 12 noon SLT and the entertainment will run until 4 pm SLT.

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What a powerful line up of entertainers! JimmyT49 Dukes will make you feel like dancing to those slow, sweet, sexy blues he plays so well at 12 noon, and then “Big Daddy Blues”, Tone Uriza, will take the stage at 1 pm SLT, and be ready to swoon to his magical tunes. At 2 pm SLT Crighton Johin will spin some awesome tunes we know you’ll all love! Bring your chim or take advantage of our Intan dance ball system. There will be fireworks, opening day gifts, prizes, storecards, and dancing. LOTS of fun!! Did I mention gifts? WoOoOoOoOoT!!!!!

On Friday, July 24th we’ll have a GROUP ONLY day, opening the doors to our loyal group members for a day of shopping AND SPECIAL TREATS. So group members, be sure to come by the store and enjoy some good old fashioned, group-only shopping and FUN! Sure hope everyone takes advantage of this…

And now for the stuff you REALLY want to hear. The new collections will be out by Friday, July 24th, and WOW! If you don’t love these, you surely don’t have a pulse! LOL!!! We have the Gradient Collection and the Full Circle Collection, and surprise! A Wedding Ring Collection! OMG ~ Skinkie surprised me with this. I mean, I knew she was working on some wedding rings, but I had no idea they would be so delicious. I showed you Full Circle in my last post. Skinkie surprised me with that one too. *laughs* I guess I should get used to that…

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Gradient Set in Rose Gold and Emeralds

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What I’m wearing:

Skin: – SOUL SKINS – Aphrodite
Shape: my own
Eyes: – moJo – Real Life Eyes
Hair: – Damselfly – Isydora
Nail Polish: – Alli&Ali Designs – Red Metallic
Jewelry: ~flirt~ Gradient Collection

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Entertainer Websites:

JimmyT49 Dukes: – Jimmy’s SL Performance Calendar
Tone Uriza: Tony & the Torpedos SL Performance Calendar
Crighton Johin: The Guest House

30
Jun
09

~flirt~ Goes Goth? You’re Kidding… Right??

With the future of the Interactions line uncertain, the Full Circle line rises like a phoenix to shine brightly for all to see. This very special set comes with all sorts of amazing options – you are sure to become enamored of ~flirt~ fine jewelry.

I was amazed at the new textures that Skinkie Winkler, owner and designer of ~flirt~ fine jewelry, had come up with. I had always thought that her textures were top notch, then she came up with these new beauties and knocked my socks off! The sparkle and depth of these gemstone textures will leave you awed and amazed. But wait! There’s more!! She’s also updated the metal textures. And – OMG – there’s pewter!

I had been looking for something to wear at a Goth photo shoot I was involved in. I had decided to wear an outfit from Latex Station – DevilJack in black, designed by Chill3 Mills, but had been despairing over what jewelry to pair with it. I thought at first, no, ~flirt~ jewelry would be too dressy for this. But no! These great new metals allow me options I never had before. I decided to wear Full Circle, and with the assistance of a very user friendly texture script with pop up menus, I chose Pewter metal and Amethyst gemstones. Purrrfect!

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This amazing set will become available for purchase when the new Main store opens in Rigby. Right now, we have a target date for the opening of July 11th. The set will be available with all sorts of options, to include an All Color set with all the new metals and all the new gemstones.

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I do hope you’ll stop by the store and take advantage of the free demos of this beautiful jewelry. See you soon!

What I’m wearing:

Skin::Leather N Latex – Gothica Skin

Shape:: My own

Eyes:: Earthstones – Moss Agate

Hair:: Devient Kitties – Suspiria in black

Dress:: Latex Station – DevilJack in black

And of course, I’m also wearing beautiful ~flirt~ jewelry..  Full Circle in Peweter and Amethyst.

29
Apr
09

~flirt~ Karma Booster Lucky Bags

Well, I have to go into hospital tomorrow for a minor-ish op, but knowing my prediliction for having every complication under the sun I thought I should go get me some exta karma, just in case.  And what better way than to  have a sale!

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Not just any old sale though.  I’ve made up some absolutely fantastic bargainaliscious Karma Booster Lucky Bags for you all!  Priced at either L$500 or L$1000, each one (and there are ten varieties of each) is packed full of sparkly ~flirt~ goodness worth between 2-3 times the price!!! The catch? You don’t know what’s in them until you open it up…I’m sure you will be more than happy though!  There’s LOTS of Tiffany, over half the bags containing at least one piece, plus all your other ~flirt~ favourites.

To make sure that everyone gets a shot at them I’ve set up servers to sell limited numbers of bags at different times of the day over the weekend… and on Monday as that is my Real Life birthday! Times at which the sale will start each day are listed below.

  • Wednesday 29th April – 3pm SLT
  • Thursday 30th April – 2pm SLT
  • Friday 1st May – 4pm SLT
  • Saturday 2nd May – 10am SLT
  • Sunday 3rd May – 12 noon SLT
  • Monday 4th May – 2pm SLT

Come along, boost your karma and be good to your soul!

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