Friday, January 25, 2008

50% Off Select Skins

We are doing some reorganizing and need to let go of some skins.Cercle, Horus, Kyoko, Candy, Rebelle, Octobre, Novembre will be on sale for 50% off in our special sale shop only. The sale will last for the next week and then those skins are gone forever. During this time, our flagship store will be closed down so CJ can work on a new build. Yes, it's been less than 2 months and we are already planning a new build! CJ and I are very sad to see the current incarnation of Tete gone but we have some changes up ahead and this is part of the plan. The sale shop can be found in nouveau 221,94, 23. Sorry, no time for a slurl!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Lalique Love

The talented and very lovely Rebel Hope dropped her new Lalique lingerie set on me a little while back and asked if I would be interested in creating a variation of the Boudoir skins to compliment them. The set is really stunning and available in a color to suit every taste and mood. The bustier has beautiful flower detailing reminescent fo the work of Lalique.

Like our Boudoir skins, Lalique features matte lips, defined cheekbone shading, and smoky eyes. This time around, I've not only changed the lips to compliment Rebel's lingerie but also added color to the eyes. I think it's created even greater variation among the makeups and I'm pretty pleased with how well they go with Rebel's sets.

Hair: Angel IV in Mocha by Naughty Designs
Eyes: Aqua by Fashionably Dead
Lingerie:Lalique Lingerie in Purple by Rebel Hope Designs

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Custom Skin Reminder

I totally flaked out and forgot to post this in time for the first session of the custom skin event but the second session begins at 7 so here's a reminder.

Event is only open to group members and please do not mix outside of the range. When you arrive, take a number from the ticket vendor, read directions, fill out the notecard and wait for your number to be called. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Less Than Three

For the longest time, I've been wanting to recreate the makeup from a Moschino perfume ad. It's a bit of an avant garde look though, so I keep pushing it back but with Valentine's Day just around the corner, it seemed the perfect time. I love how it is both romantic and carefree. Romance doesn't always have to be so serious! I decided to lose the little tear drop hanging from the heart and CJ suggested a white heart outline, instead of black. I think it was a great idea and does a lot to soften the look and make it a lot more wearable. The first and third makeups include freckles.

I thought the Rosemary outfit from Savvy?'s Classy Broad series would complement the makeup perfectly. It manages to be girly and elegant all at once. Like most of Dakota Buck's amazing work, it's available in tons of layers with lots of great options and the outfit is available in our little friends of Tete shop that is located next to the train in Fleur.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just A Friendly PSA

CJ and I have always joked that we will know we've 'made it' if we saw our skins ripped off....well, looks like today is the day! Caliah Lyon IMd me to let me know that she was sure someone was selling some of our Vivant skins under their brand name. She had received the tip off from Teagan Blackthorne. We have confirmed that they are indeed our skins and we identified skins by other content creators as well. I just want to take this time to thank Caliah and Tegan for tipping us off and to ask all of you to please follow their good example. If you see any content that you think may have been ripped off, please do not contact the suspected thief directly and do not blog about it. The most helpful thing a person can do is to contact the creator that is being stolen from and allow them to assess the situation. This prevents innocent parties from being falsely accused as well as allows the content creator a chance to gather information about the possible thief before they can be scared away. And by the way, for those of you that think you are getting a deal by buying stolen goods, think again, the our stolen skins were being stolen for twice the price of what we charge!

Custom Event Returns

Didn't get what you wanted this holiday season? Well now is your chance to treat yourself to a special something. Like our last event,you will be able to mix and match eyes, lips, and blush/shading options. Customs will be allowed on the new boutique range as well but you must stick to mixing and matching within the range-Parfait makeups with other Parfait makeup, Vivant makeup with other Vivant makeup.

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Year, New You

It's time to share why we've been a bit quiet since the new sim launch. Tete has been working on a new line of skins, which we are calling our Boutique line. Vivant is about providing as great a variety of makeups as possible and we will continue to add to the line, but the Boutique series will focus more on the character of the skin. Each new look will have distinct differences in style and be available in a select number of makeups that fit that character.

Our first skin in the Boutique line is Parfait. This look is available 3 skin tones and 6 makeups. Our face is 100% hand drawn with stronger shading and details in the skin. It's deliberately further away from a more realistic looking skin. My favorite feature on this skin are the lips. They have a sweet, rounded quality to them, almost like on a baby doll but they aren't as full as the pouty lips in our Vivant line. The brows are still mod and you can still use the pubic panties that work with the Vivant line.

Because each addition to the Boutique line will utilize different styles and techniques, there will be radical differences in the appearance that goes beyond what you see when just changing makeup. Our hope is that this will satisfy those of you love the Tete quality but may be looking to stand out a bit more in a crowd. This is also one of the reasons why the skins will be priced at 1200. Fewer skins with the unique look of the Boutique skins means fewer sales for us and more exclusivity for our customers. The other reason for the price difference in the Boutique line is that we have put a little bit more time into these skins in order to give them their distinct character.

With every boutique skin, we will also include a face light created by CJ. I tend to avoid face lights except for pictures. I find they spoil the environment in a lot of places that utilize local lighting and/or time of day to create a certain atmosphere. CJ made this light so that it is very subtle and does not extend out far enough to spoil local lighting.

For those of you that love the idea of a more unique skin but aren't a fan of the hand drawn look, don't despair, we have a few other radically different looks in works. Stay tuned!