Tuesday, June 20, 2006


          An awful lot has been going on this past week. I wish I had the patience to do a thorough weekly roundup like Iris over at
Linden Lifestyles. Real quick though... The scam artist trying to sell what he purported to be Lost Skins on Sunday, yeah, we dealt with him. The story is sort of amusing...but a bit long. Maybe one day I'll get around to it. Tete Deux...it's coming along. CJ may want to kill me for posting about it but I'm excited. We are hoping to have it ready before the fall. I did a little bit of hobnobbing with some SLebrities...I won't name drop, yet. It's silly, I know, they are just ordinary people but I get a kick out of it.

          Then there is the new issue of Second Style. This month's Style Girl was my good friend MeiLin Miranda who has an awesome, fun, sense of style. I also had the good fortune to be able to do an inventory raid on the fabulous Fallingwater Cellardoor of Shiny Things. She was easily one of the nicest, most interesting content creators that I've ever had the chance to speak with.

          And then there is Tete a Pied's new skin, Life. 100% of the procedes will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. I'm really proud of the new skin. First of all, we are using new eyebrows and lip texture that I'm really happy with. We also have a rather risque tat on the small of the back which is part of the ACS logo. We are selling the skin in a pack with all 7 skin tones for only 900. I really hope that our customers pick up a skin, just to contribute to the cause, if nothing else. I know that everybody has been touched by cancer in some way, myself included. And if it isn't my skin, or Starley's skin, then let it be ETD's hair...let it be anything really. Just keep in mind what your lindens mean in rl dollars. Donating $3 to a cause like this shouldn't make most people even blink. And for those of you that may be in a tight spot financially...lindens do add up, throw a linden in a kiosk, even if that is all you have.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Death Becomes Us

          Soon after I about the Dresden line on the forums, Joannah Crammer of Pixel Deep wrote, "Trying to post a make up ad right after Roslin's is like getting to play guitar just as Santana leaves the stage but ye gods, still no choice but to try >>;" I practically squealed when I read those words. Receiving compliments are always nice but to receive one that big from someone I consider very talented, well it's a lovely boost to the ego. CJ and I have been receiving a lot of compliments on the Dresden line and we both are torn between glee and discomfort. The polite little Brit finds himself a bit embarassed by it all and I keep bracing myself for the turning of the tide.

        Remember when I mentioned that one other skin we were thinking of adding to the Dresden line up? Well, CJ finally got this one tricky spot sorted out (the drawn in squiggle under the eye) and after debating a bit over the stylized true to comic version he had created versus a more natural look that I was rooting for, we compromised and offered both. Even though the Dresden line was supposed to be a special edition, I can't help but have the urge to add more makeups to the line. Not just for the profit(although that is sweet) but for the praise. It just feels so damn nice to have people enjoy what you create, plain and simple. Still, we promised ourselves from the start, no catering to the masses...I just didn't expect it to be this hard. We've also been trying to figure out just what it was that has made the skins so popular. Was it the new shading (shhhh, top secret but it is basically the start of the Tete Deux Skin), the new brows, the novelty/fantasy aspect of the skin? While we ponder that, we are also trying to figure out just what we want Tete to be about....some pretty heavy thinking lies ahead.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

You Look Like a Doll, Baby

        After taking a look through Silent Sparrow the other day (gorgeous stuff btw), I was feeling a bit...goth. Our friend Haver Cole had suggested a Dresden Dolls skin a little while back and it was always something we meant to get around to doing for her alone. I asked CJ to come up with a skin tone that had a little more life to it than the usual goth skin but I still wanted it to be a bit unnaturally pale. My intention was to put together something for just myself and Haver but once I got my hands on that China white skin, I was inspired. I'm especially proud of the work CJ did on the eyebrows for the Doll makeup (inspired by The Dresden Dolls singer, Samantha). In addition to Doll, we have Amidala from Star Wars, and two sort of all purpose makeups, Vamp and Purple. CJ and I consider these skins to be a special addition. That means we have no intention of adding additional makeups to the line although there is still 1 more makeup that I would like to see in that skin tone.

        We've been receiving a lot of requests for additional makeups in the new skin tones, especially Tokyo. I'm pleased to announce that the Purple Smoke and Hollywood makeups are now available in Havana, Tokyo, and Nairobi skin tones.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Tete a Pied Super Sale

OK, I'm lazy. So this is a messy post with no pretty indents or paragraph breaks or nothing, no slurls either. CJ spent the day busting his butt getting Tete a Pied relocated. I got the bright idea of having a special sale to celebrate which meant more work for him of course. All I do is makeup kids. Poor CJ. So, head over to our new store to purchase one of my 4 favorite makeups for 300. The offer is good until 4pm game time, June 5th. Also, Nairobi, Havana, and Tokyo are now available in 4-packs as well as Bronze Shimmer.

Tete a Pied Skins - Fucosa (205, 150, 101)