Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Our Christmas peace offering :-)

I thought I would show the Peace on Earth hunt gift we are offering. It is a happy season coloured Babydoll pantset that represents our summer here in Australia at this time of year. To receive this come to our free gift area, find the globe, click to buy for $0 and its yours along with another little gift in there.

Have fun and keep well
Nikki xxx

~Some more New Designs~

Well we have been busy here at G&N Quality Design. As it is now summer here in Australia I have a need to design summery outfits especially as we came out of a prolonged and abnormally cooler winter :-0 Even now it is unusually cooler than normal for this time of year but hey, I am not really complaining as when summer really arrives I am sure it will with a vengeance! So keeping in mind the most of the world is into they're Winter months now I am still accomodating that with my designs so you will find a mixture of all seasons in our shop and dont forget..in SL the weather can be whatever we choose :-)
Keep well, have fun and Happy Days
Nikki xxxx
G&N Quality Design Pepita 25, 135, 21

Monday, December 1, 2008

Daily Free gift for the next 24 days in December :-)

Hello Everyone
Hope you are all keeping well :-)
Over the next 24 days we have an advent calendar situated at the free gift area. Every day a new window will be activated to open and present you with a gift. No group tag is needed as this is available to anyone. So starting at midday SL time on the 1st of December you can come and get your 1st free gift, then everyday after midnight the next window will open with a new gift. This will be in place of our usual weekly free gift for the 3 weeks.
Please enjoy, have fun and happy days.
Nikki & Georg xxxxx

New Designs ~ Formals

I thought I should show that we have been designing here at G&N Quality Design :-) I realised it had been a while since I last showed off some of our latest so here are some (but not limited to) of our latest designs. There are more of course in our shop at Pepita 25, 135, 21
Adding to our Formal Gown collection we have
Exquisite Silver Gown

And the Rosanne Formal Trio

New Designs ~ Casual & Flair

To add some flair to our casual designs we have


Gianna (Proudly designed by Georg)


and Bridgette

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Mode Rage is pleased to announce there will be PEACE ON EARTH!
PEACE ON EARTH Grid Wide Hunt info:
As an intoduction to the holiday season Mode Rage will be staging a Grid Wide hunt December 2nd - 31st with an International - Places-of-the -World theme.

The theme PEACE ON EARTH was chosen to draw upon the universal sense of unity that we feel during the holiday season. It is meant to be a festive hunt that all peoples can embrace. It will be an opportunity for a grid wide celebration of the diversity that is Second Life. We wish to foster understanding , tolerance, and respect throughout this global community.

G&N Quality Design is one of the many stores taking part in this hunt and more info can be found at the grid wide hunt blogspot address as seen above. If you are confused about a starting point you may like to start out at our store and do the circle of the hunt from there. Each store will have a globe of the earth situated in an easy to find place which will contain the gift and LM to the next shop participating in the hunt.
Participating Vendors to date are:
" momomuller "
(o.O) AwesomeSauce (O.o)
** Beautiful life Sweet&Spice **
**AFD** Angel Friends Design
**MEM** My exclusive Mainstore
*DG* Innovations
*Dilly Dolls*
*Fairy Pearls* design
*Little fish Asian fashion store
*Wicked Garden*
...spoonful of sugar
.:.:LBD:.:.LeeZu Baxter Designs
.::Rahz Store::.
1101 Club
:: Genesis ::
::LiQuiD SuGaR::
>> Ezura << FreeStyle
[ba] barnesworth anubis
[OMFG] steam punk gear
[Pink Fuel]
^House Of Creations^
A Piece of Candy
A touch of Surreal/Nuvolino Studios
a.C Store
Accessories by Eolande
Adora Shapes & Skin
Adored Clothing and Hair
Alphamale & Blacklace
Amberdragon Designs
AmberMyst Botanical Designs
Ambiance Interactive Furniture
Angelico B Designs
Annuarisu Fashion Confectionery
AR Designs
Arizona's Byways for Tinies
Aud-Mart Gestures
Audacity & Cramz
B&T Atelier - Fashion and Design
Baby Monkey
Balderdash - Bagatelle & Trinketry
Basic Elements
Bax Coen Designs
Bejambled Skins
Belleza Skins & Shapes
Blood Diamond Jewelry
Blood Royal
Bobo's Masquerade
Boing Fromage
Bryce Designs
BULL & BEAR career wear
C&D Designs
Calico Ingmann Creations
caLLie cLine
Captive Elegance
Caroline's Jewelry
Casey's Creations
Cat Tracks
Celeste's Angels
Celestial Home & Garden
CFM Inc.
Charming Poses
Christmas Holiday Central
Christmas Pets
Color Me Chaos
Colorskins by B-BD
Couture Chapeau
Crash Couture
Création & Design Benelli
Curl Up and Dye Salon
Dahaus-modern furniture design
Dani's Fine Fashions
Dapz Designz
Dark Mouse Jewelry
DD Style
DD's Closet and Garden Center
Dench Designs
Dernier Cri
Devilfish Animations
Digit Darkes
DYN Clothing
Earth Jewel
Earthsong Creations
Eat Rice!
Eclectic Styles
Elegance Hats
Ephemeral Creations
Epic Kidz and Teenz
Euphoria Animated Furniture
eXtreme Make Over Shapes
Eye Mania
Eynhallow Village Gift Shop
Fairy Unique Designs
Fashion Research Institute
FD Style
Federschneider Millinery
Fire GOOD!!!
Flights of Fantasy (ExtroVirtual)
Fnordian Furniture
Forbidden Thorn
Forever Charmed
G Sloane Couture
G&N Quality Design
Georgiabean Lately
GL Designs
GP Design Creations
GREENE concept
Greenwood Lodge Tiny Homes
Gummi Designs
Gwendolyn Cassini Creations
Hats & more @ YeeVoo Designs
Hearth & Home
Hell Bop Clothing
Holiday Factory
Hollywood Gestures
hooligan streetwear
Hourglass Shapes
House of Alisha
House of Heart
House of Ruin
Hummingbird Designs
ILLY Creations
INbloom Garden Center
InkD! Tattoos
Inks & Kinks
Jenneh T's
Jewelry By ~*~P!X!E~*~
JOJO Designs
Kakaue Kreations
Kar'Ona Couture
Kate McLaglen Creation
Kay's Cuddle Creations
KBK Kitchen Couture
Kitten'z Korner
Klassy Kitty Designs
KRAZE!! Hang9 Surf n More
Kristina's Creations
LA Design by EG
LB House and Home Designs
Lemania Indigo Designs
Loser Designs
Love Chic
LowPrim < HighStyle
Luminous Designs
M2C Photography
Madness & Mayhem
Maggs & Albert Fine Jewelry
Magia Accessories
MaJiK Workz
Maria Bonita
Marinoco Fashion
Marvela's Dress Shop
Matahari Skate
Matahari Style
Metal Angel Designs
Michaelangelo Montague art gallery
Mixed Nuts & Tor Tec
MollyWorld Alternative Dwellings
Mondira Fashion
Moonwisher Jewellery
Morningstar Designs
MudHoney Designs
Neon Coyote
New York Couture
Norwegian Wood prefabs
On The Catwalk Studio & Skins
ORAGE Creations
Pan's Boutique
Pas De Deux
Pema in Pieces
Persephone's Grove
Pink Outfitters
Pixel Dust
Pixeldolls clothing
Polka Dot Patch Maternity Clinic
Poof Mania
Prim & Pixel Paradise
PrimCision : Jewelry
Prims & Pearls
Prims 4 U
Purple Rain Designs
Pussycats Creations
QC Designs
Quilts by KymSara
Red Queen Designs
ReyCon Dezigns
Riviera Couture
Royal Designs
S&M Designs
S2L Leather Shop
Salamander Mall
salon de pigeon blanc
Sam's Secret Boutique
Samara Studios
SD Wears
Seanchai Bookshop
Second Shapes
SecondWave Apparel
Secrets of Gaia
SF Designs
Shabby Chic
Shabo House Designs
Shapes By Kira
She's So Unusual Shoes
Shoe Fly Shoes
Shop Among Friends
Silver Apples
Smitty's Mens Store
Snow Rabbit
Soft Touch Skins
Strength & Charm
Striking Poses
Sugar Mill
Sun Design
Susanti Creations
T & C Designs
TCH Binary Formalwear
The Bun+the Moon
The Dress Barn
The Going Green Store
The Oh! Factor
The Shopping Quarter
The Stringer Mausoleum and Shrine
Theatre D'Ombres
Tiger's and Tiger's Tattoos
Tingle Tiny Store
Trip with Tink
Triple S Design
Trixxy's Shop
Twisted and Spoiled
Unique Needs!
Vain Inc.
Vincenca Rosca Jewellery
Violet's Twisted Things
Vodka FX Fashion Boutique
Voo Doo Dolls
W.I.S.H. Shoes & more
Wedding Lane
Wild Hollow Mall
Wildheart Creations
Wine and Roses
Winter Wonderland - dAlliez Estates
Xand's Kicks & Twirls
Xtreme Reality Skins
Yxes Gallery
Zhao Shoes
Zomelia Design
~ Francinati0n~
~ LittleGirl ~
~*Star Kindler Designs*~
~*{ The Black Canary }*~
~*~Felicia's Fashions~*~
~Aries Celestial Designs~
~Tea Lane~

This should be loads and loads of fun (even Georg and I might participate :-))
Take care and happy days
Nikki xxxx

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Free Gift of the week 24/11/08

Hello again everyone.
This weeks free gift is out and the start of our Christmas display.
You will notice this display has an advent calendar but this is not to be clicked yet (its a surprise :-))
This weeks free gift is called Danity (because while I designed it I was listening to the band Danity Kane :-)) and consists of a Black pair of Cord Jeans, A top that can be worn with or without a little tummy ruffle prim (there are two versions of the top for this)
So please help yourself and enjoy.
Georg & Nikki
Pepita 25, 135, 21

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Free Gift of the Week 19 Nov 2008

So, its that time of the week again. Our free gift this week is named Bonnie and I was delighted to find the meaning of this name which I feel was chosen correctly for this outfit.
This name has always been more popular in the US than elsewhere, although it is actually Scottish in origin. The word is still used in Scotland and parts of Northern England to mean pretty or attractive.
I have released it with two styles of skirts, the straight system skirt with glitch pants and the flexi prim skirt with pants as well. All is modify.
This is actually quite a big folder as there are prim attachments included such as a off shoulder collar, sleeve cuffs and a tummy sleeve. A sculpty handbag is also included.
This is a terrific free gift which I am sure you will enjoy so please join us and help yourself at
Pepita 25, 135, 21

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Winter Fashion Show

G&N Quality Design are proudly participating in a fashion show :-)

The CI Winter Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 pm SLT.

This is being held on centre stage at SL Enquirer/Corruption Plaza -WH, Corrupted Innocence (196, 145, 24)

Featuring some designers such as
*Geryn Sloane
*Layla Upshaw
*B2B Bonetto
*Nikki Heron (Moi) :-)

We are hoping this will give a little more publicity to our designs and would love the support of our customers to be there if possible.
Georg and Nikki xxx

New Free Gift of the week 9 Nov 08

Its a little early I know but we wanted to get this out to coincide with our grand opening of the new main shop. We have done a lovely display showing how G&N started out. Its a clickable backdrop that reads through like a little book :-)
The gift will be out for a few days longer before the next change due to it being released earlier.
Dont forget our 50% off sale to celebrate our grand opening is still going for another week so come and enjoy good bargains.
Georg and Nikki
Pepita 25, 135, 21

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New free gift of the week as of 4 November 2008

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.
The new free gift of the week is up and running and is another dress fit for the Melbourne cup races which kicks off here today in Australia :-)
Some more exciting news is we have a new main store! I will be writing about this over the coming days but please note the new LM below.
At the moment it is not officially open until Saturday but we encourage everyone to start shopping here to get used to the layout.
So please enjoy, hope to see you soon and take care
Nikki & Georg xxx
G&N Quality Design
Pepita 25, 135, 21

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New free gift of the week

Hello everyone and hope you are well :-)
Here in Australia we are getting ready to celebrate the Melbourne Cup Horse Races. This is a big event each year so our free gift over the next 2 weeks will celebrate this.
The gift also makes a lovely smart outfit for many occasions.
Over the next day or so we shall also be adding a quiz board to the display so be sure to check for this as prizes can be won.
Enjoy, take care and happy days
Nikki & Georg xxx
Pepita 16,161,324

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Group Only Exclusive!

Every 2 or 3 months we design a group exclusive. This is available to group members only and will not be released for sale to the general public. We have gone back to what we are all about with this design, a nice casual set perfect for Autumn and at only $60 this is a bargain not to be missed. To purchase you only need to be in our group and wearing your group title at the time of purchase.
Being a member of our group entitles you to be the first notified of any sales, free gift of the week, group exclusive and any events that may be happening in our store. It is not a spamming group at all so you will not see the pop up window every day :-)
Cheers and happy Days
Nikki and Georg xxx

Free Gift of the week time :-)

That time again and its the last in the trilogy of our Halloween theme designs (Phew LOL) We are all Halloween'ed out! This is on the formal side and perfect for the upcoming halloween balls.Please Help yourselves and enjoy.
Cheers, take care and Happy Days
Nikki & Georg xxx

Saturday, October 18, 2008

OMG my butt is huge!

Lets face it, skirts in Second Life are far from perfect but hopefully this will help. The linden mesh skirts make your butt look huge and prim skirts need to be resized. But there are some things you can do to make them work as they were designed to work! :)
*Note: Linden Mesh Skirts are an actual piece of clothing on the skirt layer.
Prim Skirts are an object (the little box symbol in your inventory) usually worn with some sort of under shorts.
The "omg my butt is huge" skirt problem or Mesh Skirts:

Left side is normal look and right side is modified

There's a simple fix or workaround for this one, but you need a shape that you can modify. Make sure you're wearing a mesh skirt as well.

1. Right click on yourself and select "appearance".

2. Choose the "Shape" tab then the "Legs" button.

3. Scroll down a little bit and you will see where you can change your butt size and saddle bags.

4. Make your butt size and saddle bags smaller (I make mine 0).

5. SAVE AS... Use the save as button, or else you will overwrite your original shape. Save this shape as something like "Skirt Shape".

See the difference in the following two pics...

Left side is before modify:

So there you go. I do hope this helps.
Thanks so much to
Nyte Caligari
Nikki xxxxxx

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free Gift of the week!

And again we offer our new free gift of the week!
Gosh time comes around fast!
This week we are more in theme with the up and coming Halloween where we offer a Halloween Punky Witch outfit with broom and Hat included.
Dont forget more freebies can be had by playing our popular "Search me Pumpkin" game, we have had feedback that this is hilarious so we are pleased it goes down well :-)

Take care and Happy Days
Nikki and Georg xxx
Pepita 18,157,324

Modify, Transfer, Copy, transfer, Modify or Copy???

The mind is boggled yes? :-)
A big discussion in the forums recently left us thinking that our current offering of only Modify Transfer permissions was not enough! It seemed 50/50 were for both so we set to the task of offering the Modify Transfer versions alongside Modify Copy versions. So now all of our designs are available in both versions and at this stage we are about 90% through the shop and already this is starting to prove to be a good move.
The remaining 10% of our designs will get finished...ummmmmmm......

When I wake up :-0
T'is a hard life running a shop you know..although my honeypot Georg doesn't seem to think so :-)
Nikki xxx

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free Gift of the week and some new designs

Hi everyone
Hope you are all well.
This week marks the start of our Halloween trilogy of gifts. The first is more of a fancy dress theme but still very enjoyable :-)

Also included over the next 3 weeks is our Pumpkin Treasure hunt. All over the shop we have placed pumpkins..some contain a free gift from our designs where as others are dummy ones.

You need to follow the instructions they will give you in the chat window :-) Some will hop around to different places and some will tell you to stop clicking me :P

Dont forget to check out some of our new designs as seen below

Cheers & Happy Days
Look forward to seeing you at Pepita 18,157,324

Georg & Nikki xxx

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Naughty, bad, ugly windlight :P

A big issue most of us faced was the *Ugly Ava* syndrome :-) We invested alot into having a lovely looking ava then along comes windlight and what has happened to our beautiful skins and perfectly matched textured prim skirts and attachments :-0
Then the facelight comes to the rescue, but alas this has not been greeted with open arms with alot of people because not only does it brighten up our avas like a christmas tree but all around us gets a good lighting attack too not to mention these facelights can only be seen by those who have set *Local Lighting* enabled in preferences.
Anyway, on my travels through the forums I found some custom made settings that can be added to the environment editor under environment settings which is also found under the world tab :-)
Namssor Daguerre has come up with perfect settings for your ava to look beautiful and bright without the need for a facelight.
Have a look at my ava as an example below.

So..how do we make these settings?

Follow me :-))

On the top tool bar click and go into world

...click on Environment settings
...then environment editor
...a new window appears
...click on Advanced Sky
...There you will see the preset you are in
...you need to click on new as you are making a new one
...call it Ava or whatever you will remember
...then follow the presets I have here below.

Save your presets and enjoy the beautiful you. I must add that unfortunetly...not many people but you will enjoy this look as its your settings only..but I feel better with it and its great for photos and you can share these settings around with as many people as you can. Spread the word :-)
After a relog you will find you need to go back into Environment settings to get it back as SL has its own default settings it reverts back to on each log out.
Here are some links to the forum threads I spoke of earlier..




Tips on Adjusting the Prim skirt and attachments

Boo :-)
Yes thats me somewhere behind the curtain :-)
Noooo, this curtain is actually a prim skirt and today I am going to attempt to be a teacher and try to explain to you how get a near perfect looking skirt :-)
Unless your shape is very similar to my shape, the prim part of the skirt you've just bought probably needs some adjusting. Make sure you are wearing both the under shorts and the prim skirt.
My outfit is a simple system top and pants made by only going into appearance mode and colouring in black.

As we all know, the flexi prim skirt texture looks great on the picture we see when we buy but when we put it on our own avatar it can look a little different with the texture and shade. Nearly all designers will make the prim skirt on they're own avas and as there are not many avas with the same shapes and settings most times a prim skirt will need a little modification/fine tuning to suit your ava. This will seem a long tutorial but is worth the read to look your best :-)

Another problem faced at the moment with the flexi prim skirt attachment is texture/colour detail. As we all run different computers and graphic cards, settings and viewers (windlight, dazzle and normal grid at this time) the way each and all of us see the colour will differ greatly. Again modification/fine tuning should help here.

Before starting any adjustments please take care to write down original settings incase you need to go back to them.

****Adjusting the colour/shade ****
Does the colour of the skirt look darker or brighter than the glitch pants or underskirt? Fix this by again going into edit mode by clicking on the skirt, select texture then click on the box that says color...A color picker box will appear and here you can use the colours below to suit as well as the slider at the side to pick a brightness/darkness. Texture color can also be changed this way too by clicking alternatively on the texture box. I do not recommmend changing the actual colors on any of my skirts as these have already been chosen with care but I do certainly recommend to play with the slider for brightness/darkness levels due to the earlier reason about everybody having different graphics, viewers and settings etc.

****To modify a flexi Prim skirt****
You'll need to make your avatar stand still for this to successfully work. So first, you'll need a pose disk.
To use a pose disk just rez it on the ground. Right click it, and choose stand.

1. Right click on the prim skirt (while wearing it) and select "edit".

2. Hold down the control button and shift on your keyboard. You should see white boxes on the edges of the prim.

3. You can make the entire skirt bigger or smaller by clicking on the white boxes and moving your mouse forward or backwards.

4. Once you've adjusted the size, you will most likely have to re-fit it.

5. Use the green, blue and red arrows to ensure the prim skirt is placed properly on your body.

It is not uncommon to have to make some individual adjustments to the skirt panels, particularly the ones in the back.

To make these adjustments, go to the Edit window, click on "Edit linked parts" at the top of the Edit window. Now click on the skirt panel you want to adjust.

Depending on your body settings, you may need to Stretch the skirt pleats to fit. To Stretch the skirt pleats, go to the Edit window, click on "Stretch (Ctrl-Shift)" at the top of the Edit window.

Now, click and hold one of the little white boxes around the skirt pleats and move it slowly away from your avatar.

Of course if you are fairly advanced with using these controls, feel free to adjust whatever you feel, thats why all of my items are modify :-)

I do hope this helps you to fine tune your Flexi prim skirt if you need to and please feel free to IM me inworld if you have any problems.

Kind Regards Nikki Heron :-) and a big thankyou to Natalia Zelmanov AND Nyte Caligari

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Free Gift of the week!

Hi Everyone
Its free gift time again!!!
Hope you are all well.
The new free gift is up and running and its a nice Autumn/Fall theme. This also introduces a new addition to our designs... the stomach sleeve.. which we shall be seeing more with some of our upcoming items and even added to some of our current designs. It is fully modifyable and gives a more realistic look to tops.
So come to G&N Quality Design at Pepita 18,157,324 and help yourself... enjoy!
Cheers and Happy days
Nikki & Georg xxx

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Free gift of the week 22/09

Hi everyoneHope you are keeping well :-)
That time of the week again! Still keeping in our streetwear/Punk theme for now our free gift is up and running and again this week we offer two, one for the ladies and one for the men. Some new designs have been added to our stock so I will be showcasing these in the coming day or so.
Cheers and happy days
Nikki & Georg xxx
Pepita 18,157,324
For the Girls

For the Guys

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Free Gift of the week

Hello again :-)
Introducing the free gift of the week once again although I am a little late this time. I have had computer problems but no worries..this gift is available for another 4 days yet.
So we went a little punky/streetwear this week. AND we included something for both the gals and guys :-)
The girls get a complete outfit consisting of top, flexi prim skirt, glitch pants to wear under and stripey socks. The men get a wonderful hoodie sweater, the hoodie is a sculpted prim, looks very trendy indeed.
So come online to SL and visit us at G&N Quality Design, Pepita 18,157,324

For the Girls

For the Guys

Friday, September 12, 2008

$45 or less sale *extended*

Due to me having to go away for a few days in RL our sale will be extended until the end of 14th September. All items $45 or less so grab that bargain.
Cheers and happy days
Nikki xxx

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

$45 or less *Super Sale*

To celebrate our success at the *summer end sidewalk sale* we thought we would bring the sale to the shop :-)All items are $45 or less and this sale is on until the end of September 11th.
Have fun, keep well and Happy days
Nikki xxx
Pepita 20, 160, 324

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Free Gift of the week!

Well, its been 2 weeks since we introduced our last free gift, but finally we have a new one to introduce. As we are entering Springtime here in Australia I do have the desire to design summery items to celebrate. Of course most people are now going into they're autumn so I will have to bear this in mind and start making some woolly items :-) Then again, Isnt it always summer in SL? :-))
So here we have a lovely summery *Iced Babe* Skirt and top set. This is available to everyone coming into our shop for free and you can find this at
Pepita 20, 160, 324

Group Exclusive Designs

Every couple of months we come out with a design that is strictly for group members only. This is an item that is especially priced at a low L$60 and will never be released for sale to the general public so really is quite and exclusive design. To be able to purchase you need to wear your group title or you will be refunded your money :-0
This can be found at G&N Quality Design Pepita 83, 190, 324.
This is our current Group exclusive

Friday, September 5, 2008

Some new offerings :-)

Just thought I would update on some of our latest designs :-) Yes, been busy and very happy the system skirt is alive and well again. I so prefer to wear the system skirt rather than the flexi prim skirts. Okay, granted there is an issue with the system skirt splitting as you walk, as long as you have very well made glitch pants, and as this is mainly from the front, what you cant see cant hurt ehhh? :-)
So below are two dresses we have designed, one of them actually made my lovely husband Georg and the other includes sculpty sleeves which is optional to wear.