Friday, October 22, 2010

50L Friday - Tweedy

This week we have a cute little fall friendly set for 50L Friday. The Tweedy set includes a cropped ribbed turtleneck in red and a black tweed mini.

Friday, October 08, 2010

{Luxuria} Caer

We have a very naughty and nice lingerie set this week. Caer is a semi sheer bra and panty set with a sweet little sculpt bow.

About this Outfit:
includes all clothing layer options and sculpt bow front

copy/mod/no transfer

200L each
800L for the indulgence pack(all 6 colors)

Hair: Exile Hedy/marble mix by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes: [PXL] Eyes - Glow - YellowGreen - Small by Hart Larsson
Skin: Dutch Touch - Amber - Ebony (Smokey) by Iki Ikarus

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Logo Contest for Luxuria

When we launched Luxuria last wee, I sent out a notice about our logo contest to bloggers and our group. Unfortunately, I just realized that I failed to post about the contest on our blog, oops! Because of this, I will be extending the contest deadline a few days. The new deadline is October 10th. The rules are below or you can pick up a notecard in our store.

Luxuria needs a new logo and after spending hours and hours designing this new collection, my mind is not in the right space for creating a new logo. I don't want to settle for something that I will not be happy with long term and decided to take up a suggestion from a blogger - have a logo contest!

The winner will get 2000 lindens and the entire collection of Luxuria lingerie - every color of every design in the opening collection.

I think the name of the brand says a lot about what I want in a logo. It needs to be modern, luxurious, elegant and upscale. I want it to say the brand is cosmopolitan and fresh and that's what the logo has to portray. Although specific colors are not required, it would be helpful to remember that store colors are black, white and light pink.

So some rules:

1. The Aspect Ratio must be 3:2
2. Your entriy must be submitted to Roslin Petion by 11 PM PDT, October 10, 2010.
3. You must drop a full perm texture as your contest entry, but you must be willing to provide a non-merged PSD file of the logo.
4. The logo must be a graphic desgin that incorporates the store name. No photos or screen shots. No avatar photos.
5. All original content. There can be no images, etc. that you don't have appropriate licensing for.

The winner will be announced on the store's blog at

Friday, October 01, 2010

50L Friday for the Fellows and the Ladies

We have two great sets up for 50 L Friday this week; lingerie from Luxuria and a smart looking mens outfit from Savile Row.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

50% Off All Lingerie

In order to make room for our new 5th & Oxford lingerie brand, Luxuria, we're retiring all lingerie and having a big sale. 50% off all Little Miss and The Tease lingerie

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Savile Row New Release: Madison Avenue

Savile Row at 5th & Oxford would like to let you know about their new 2 button suit for men, the Madison Ave, named after the 'Mad Men' of the 60's it comes in 3 colours, each with 3 tie colours and a sculpty collar option. Remember all our outfits are available in a transfer version for gift giving!

Friday, September 10, 2010

50L Friday for the Fellows

This week, CJ has one of his brand new releases in colors not available in the store. Be sure to check it out and come back later on Friday for a 50L friday item from me as well.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Savile Row @5th and Oxford

5th & Oxford is excited to announce the opening of our men's shop, Savile Row. CJ Carnot has hand drawn every detail on these outfits. This collection features a mixture of fashion forward looks hot off the fall runways and classic staples. All outfits are available in 3 different color palettes. You can find them here: Savile Row

Monday, August 02, 2010

Rosalie Babydoll Dress

Rosalie is a sweet and saucy babydoll dress with a rose pattern, sculpt skirt with the option of being with or without prim pearl buttons. It's available in 6 perfect pastel shades, in multiple layers, and features two sculpt skirt options: with and without prim pearl buttons. The pattern for the dress was created from public domain illustration and all other details, including the fabric, were hand drawn.

Friday, July 30, 2010

This week's offering is a sweet and saucy babydoll dress with a rose pattern and sculpt skirt and prim pearl buttons in back. It's in a color exclusively available this week only for 50L friday. TP there now.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Frustration, Theft, and Communication Issues

A few days ago, Hybrid Ansar alerted me to a suspcious avatar by the name of Medussa Neutron. This person had ripped off a few people, including Hybrid's friend Ikaru Aichi. What's worse is that this person had done this under other accounts previously and when caught, just created Medussa to continue with their theft. When I looked at the pictures of the item in question and Medussa's Xstreet listings, it was clear to me that she had indeed stolen the texture from my Tease corsets and used them in her own designs. My corset was 100% hand drawn and all of the details lined up perfectly with Medusa's corset: wrinkles, hooks, boning. When I logged onto SL today, Hybrid asked me if I had filed a DMCA yet because Ikaru had been IP banned and they believed it was as a result of retaliation against Ikaru for filing the DMCA. Hybrid asked me to put in a good word for Ikaru and mention my experience and I offered to do so as a courtesy.
My problem is just how do I go about communicating with LL about this issue? I can not file an Abuse Report about the theft because Medussa is no longer listed in search and that is a requirement for an AR, I can not file a DMCA on an account that no longer exists about items no longer available on Xstreet, I can't file a ticket because my issue does not fit into any of the categories and an incorrect listing will be ignored, I do not have a premium account so I can't file under avatar issue, and the 800 number is for billing issues only. If there is another avenue of communication with LL, I'd appreciate it if someone let me know.
All I can do right now is show you all the pictures and ask you to keep an eye out for this person's work in the future since they are a repeat offender.

Dead Beauty Corset

5th & Oxford Corset


Friday, July 16, 2010

Poll Results and Clarification

Thank you so much everyone for weighing in on this decision. I've posted the results below and as you can see, the crochet dress has one by a large margin so that's the next design I will be working on.
crochet sheer mini 49%
ditsy print dress 11%
rose babydoll 20%
striped top/skirt combo 20%

So, that means next design is the...

Crochet Mini

Now that this is out of the way, I'd like to address something else. It came to my attention yesterday that there was a misunderstanding about my creative process, specifically, in relation to this poll. Some people were under the impression that I would be copying the design exactly and/or photosourcing it. When I created my poll/last blog, I assumed that everyone who reads my blog and plurk are friends and/or customers and as such, are familiar with how I work. Since I've learned this is not the case, let me explain my process to you all.

The majority of the time when I begin a new project, I look at magazines, blogs, etc, to draw inspiration from. Often, I have some theme/look in mind and assemble a variety of items on an inspiration board and draw a bit from each one. On some occasions (like this one) I'm at a total loss and I poll folks in plurk and randomly pull images that appeal to me and then systematically narrow it down to whatever I think will work best in sl and be most appealing. I do not sketch because I can't draw anything better than a stick figure. In fact, I don't 'draw' my textures. I create my clothing by making a series of selections and shapes and using various tools to achieve the effect I am looking for. Even when basing a design off of just 1 image, I still like to alter the look to suit both SL and my own personal taste. I NEVER do exact replicas of rl designs for my own personal reasons. That said, it would be perfectly legal for me to copy a rl design because in the US, unless you are copying logos or distinctive features from a design (like a patented super special zipper or a trade marked print like Burberry plaid) it is perfectly legal to 'knockoff' a design.

When it comes to the actual execution of a design, I do NOT photosource a whole image and I rarely photosource elements in the design. Out of all my designs, only 3 contain any photosourcing. Without going too much into ip laws, I will say that I take greater care than I legally am bound to when sourcing for my designs and all of my sources have been in public domain. I hope this clears up any confusion and please let me know if you are interested in seeing and reading more about my process. <3

Thursday, July 15, 2010

YOU decide!

So, I've been wasting WAY too much time discussing what my next release should be with CJ and we've narrowed it down to 4 options and I've decided to ask all of you what you think we should release next. So please take this survey and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New @ 5th & Oxford: Narita

This week's release is a glamorous swimsuit with retro appeal. Narita features ruching and comes in both a hibiscus print and solid colors. They come in 4 colors each and as always, are available in multiple layers.

tp to 5th & Oxford

Saturday, July 10, 2010

HBox Skin Fair Exclusive!

We're very pleased to announce the release of our new skin, Sorbet. It's an exclusive skin available only at the Hbox fair. Our Touch of Sun Sorbet set includes skin, shape, and an adorable little bikini with a cherry motif. This sweet skin has just a touch of sun on the cheeks and nose and comes in 3 skin tones and features mod brows.

Be sure to drop by the fair to check out the other creators as well. It's an adorable enviorment and because it's such a small scale, the lag should be at a minimum. There is also a live music event at 2pm.

Friday, July 09, 2010

2 Fifty Linden Friday Items

Something for the ladies AND the gentlemen this week. The first item is a teeny little bikini with cherry detailing on the bust. This item is not yet available in our store so be sure to snap it up this week!

The second item is a little something for the men. I've created two novelty tees in red and gray. It's something small but I do promise more things for men will be coming in the fall.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

From Seaside to Bedside

The Seaside Sweetie collection comprises of a striped knit halter, solid cotton halter, high-waisted linen skirt and shorts with buttons. All four pieces are available as separates in 8 complimentary shades and multiple layers to maximize mixing and matching. This set is available at both our main store and Copley Square satellite location.

5th & Oxford is also pleased to announce our upcoming lingerie release, Lila, will be available in a color exclusive to Copley Square during the month of June. This 100% hand drawn set includes a slip, panties, stockings, and garters in a variety of

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fifty Linden Friday: Grace Bustier

We're participating in Fifty Linden Friday again this week and I've created an adorable little cropped bustier just for the occasion. The linen bustier features pearl buttons and is being sold in a set of 3 colors. You can find it here in our main shop. Be sure to also check out other participants in this week's 50L Friday.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

50% Off Every Item - Sale Ends Today!

The biggest sale we've had since opening! Every item from skins to furniture, 50% off. Just a reminder that the sale ends today. The good news is that our Jori set and some select skins will be available on sale for a few weeks more at Copley Square. There are a number of other great stores participating in the sale, so be sure to check it out.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Fifty Linden Friday: The Tease Lingerie

By popular demand, we've created our sumptuous Tease lingerie set in turquoise. This color was done exclusively for 50L friday, just one day only. The set includes bra, panties (with and without garters) and 2 sets of stockings. Be sure to check out this week's other participating vendors as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

We're Tease-ing you!

With the most sumptuous retro lingerie set ever, from the talented pixelated fingers of Roslin & CJ.

Yep. It's called "Tease." You can buy the whole set or select the pieces you want. Prices are just right! Colors? 6 delicious ones: Amethyst, Ruby, Onyx, Sapphire, Emerald and Cerise.

I'm particularly entranced by the buttons down the front and the laced-up back. Not to mention the new version of the beloved 5th & Oxford gloves.

Come, take a look and treat yourself!

Your taxi awaits:

Friday, February 12, 2010

50 Linden Friday - The Tease

Our 50 Linden Friday item this week is a set of lingerie that offers a sneak peek at our upcoming release. Aptly named, The Tease, this set comprises of bra, panty, panty garter, nude stockings, and matching colored stockings. All of the clothing comes in every layer I could imagine and I've even made the garters available without panties for even greater mix and matching possibilities. The rest of the set will be out before Valentine's Day but not at this great price so snatch it up while you can. Also, be sure to visit the other participating vendors this week.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Face of 5th & Oxford: Brooke

Brooke features the same body as our Audrey line but with increased saturation and contrast. It's available in 3 skin tones and 30 makeups. Some of the new features of the face include new, thinner brows, new nose, mouth, and refined shading on the face. Brows are still mod and the price remains the same as Audrey, just 600L with a discount available with the purchase of a 2400 store card that has a value of 3600. The skins are available now.