Tuesday, March 24, 2009

G&N Presents *The Seven Deadly Sins* Series

Hi everyone, the day is finally here where we have been able to now release our versions of the Seven Deadly Sins Series :-)
We are so pleased with them, they look absolutely gorgeous on and suit formal occasions, fantasy and even some roleplays.
We had so much fun doing the props and poses for these and I would like to thank my lovely husband Georg for all the help he gave in making this all happen for me. He is my world, so thankyou honey :-)
So without further ado I have the pleasure in introducing the Seven Deadly Sins Series.

Vanity is an excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise.

Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation

Wrath is Inappropriate feelings of hatred and anger. Impatience with the law, or seeking revenge outside of justice, such as with unnecessary vigilantism. Wishing to do evil or harm to others.


Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work


Greed, also called Avarice or Covetousness, is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual


The Seven Deadly Sins (continued)

GLUTTONY is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

So there they are :-) We do hope you enjoy these gowns, they are located just around the corner from our Free Gift area, (a sign with arrow shows the way) and many thanks again for shopping with us here at Pepita 25, 135, 21
Nikki and Georg xxxx

Monday, March 23, 2009

~New Free Gift of the Week~

Hellooooo :-)
its that time of the week again and as we were later with all last week this was certainly a shorter week.
Our new free gift is called Mausi. Now the name does have a little bit of *sentiment* ...Mausi is the affectionate name my beautiful Georg always calls me. In Germany its meaning is that of a cute person, little mouse or equivalent to our use of the term of endearment "honey".
The Jacket for this outfit is an updated version of a Jacket Georg especially made for me a while after we started designing and we agreed it was just too nice to be sitting in inventory so wanted to share.
It is also only a matter of a day now where our seven deadly sins series will be released. Our aim is to have them out tomorrow morning.
So please enjoy and have fun
Take care and happy days
Georg and Nikki xxxx

G&N Quality Design Pepita 25, 135, 21

Thursday, March 19, 2009

***Our New Free Gift of the week ***

Introducing the new free gift of the week now available we have Sylvia :-)
This is perfect for spring with a splash of the coming summer. Its very fresh and the jeans really are the highlight of this set with they're seashell and floral pattern you can almost smell the beach.
So come on down and grab a bargain, See you there.
Nikki and Georg xxx
Pepita 25, 135, 21

~~~ Some of our latest Designs (continued from below) ~~~

And continuing with our latest designs from below we have an 80s look, the tunic top and legging tights. A lovely colour combination Vamp comes with the shoes and belt and prim sleeves. This is a versatile look that can be worn from a shopping trip onto a dance party.

a formal dress gown with the name TeaRose. It has a beautiful colour of dusky pink and features lace and satin. There are rose appliques to be worn and the sheer shawl shoulder prim sets this gown off nicely. There is even a rose to add to your hair if you like.

And lastly, Sabine, which is a lovely sexy catsuit with the zipper undone enough to reveal a purple bra which matches in with the textured stud belt. The heels are included with this suit and the bra is a separate item of clothing.

So thats all for now folks. Keep an eye on us, we are always adding to our collection at our shop in Pepita 25, 135, 21
Take care and happy Days
Georg and Nikki xxx

~~~ Some of our latest Designs ~~~

Here are but a few of our latest designs. Have been a little slack in getting these into the blog so there are a few and dont forget, any of the free gifts you might have missed over the last few weeks are out for sale now in the shop.
Rebecca is a lovely textured cami top with lace features and a bow sash. The leather pants finish this off beautifully

Jeanetta is lovely and quite a different look. The lace up corset is over the tee which features an almost tattoo like print to the front and rear. The cream linen pants match perfectly and as always, our items make a versatile and flexible addition to your inventory for mix and match items. The prim belt is included

Francy is perfect for spring/autumn (depending where you are :-)) She can be worn with the cardigan for those cooler days or with only the tank. Black jeans are included and the cardigan has a pretty print stamped out and a bow tie up feature.

Here is Dee which is a buttoned up cardi with a transparent applique to the front, nice and casual with a career edge to the look

And not forgetting Alison which is a skirt, shirt and waistcoat combo, gives a (as mentioned by another blogger :-)) little bit of a school girl look actually

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Free gift of the week :-)

This weeks free gift is called Nadine. Its a lovely Shirt/Jeans set and is perfect for the day out in SL whether you are exploring, shopping or simply visiting with friends :-)
The shirt comes in layers so you can wear untucked or tucked into your Jeans, even a short version should you want to show a little belly.
The black Jeans have Rose appliques to the front and rear and this makes a lovely addition to mix and match in your wardrobe.
Enjoy, and Happy days
Georg and Nikki xxx
Pepita 25, 135, 21

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Why did we withdraw and postpone our Seven Deadly Sins Series?

About 2 months ago I was thinking we needed to freshen up our formal wear, we had been so busy with designing casual that it was time to make some new formals.

Mystical pictures have always interested me and I thought it would be wonderful to something in that theme. So I was browsing the internet and came across a site called DeviantART. I came across some beautiful digital paintings by an artist called blackeri.

I fell in love with her version of the series called The Seven Deadly Sins. I got very excited and thought, I would like to reproduce these in SL. Not exact (these are too professional to replica for me LOL) but to my best capability and from inspiration.

So after excitedly discussing my plans with my loved one Georg, we decided we would do this series and release the designs on a weekly basis.
I got too excited and needed to release 2 the first week :-) So we did Sloth and then Envy. We were so excited Georg even made the proper props from the pictures with his own touch added (remember we didnt want to make exact) and these props would be used to take the pictures of the dresses for the bigger display boxes over the sale signs.
Alot of work was put into all of this with many hours. The day came and we put the first two dresses out. As it was the day we normally announced our free gift of the week through the fashion groups we belong to I found we were able to include a new design announcement too. So we decided to announce our plans of the series and sent a picture of one of the 2 dresses we had designed.
Not a problem. Life went on, for a few hours :-0

When I relogged in I was dismayed to find that our series had not been as welcomed as I thought by quite a few people.
I had a distressing (to me it was) note from a person telling me I had ripped off the theme for the silent auction at the Clothing fair in mid march for the Relay for life charity fundraising. I was gobsmacked..the first thing was the blow to me..I was ripping off.
I have never been accused of that. Then the confusion set in, Fashion fair? Silent Auction?
Ok, so i did some Googling and found out a little about this fashion fair and to my dismay, they had commissioned 7 designers in SL to design they're own replica of the Seven Deadly Sins dresses.
Now Georg and I dont get out in SL much, we tend to live SL for our shop and had absolutely no idea about this fair happening at all. How could we have timed it so badly? It was just pure bad luck.
Anyway, to get to the points of the matter, I had a very big conversation with this person who had IMed me accusing me of "ripping off". I was told it would go to press what I was doing, I was asked, "how could I have not known about the fair with all the pictures of the auctions theme going around?" but hey, we really did not have a clue!! Some people are not social butterflies and actually do live inworld without knowing what goes on around them, We are not in SL to make a name for ourselves and become big like some of the big designers around, we are not in SL to make money, we spend more money in SL to keep our shop alive! We dont even break even! its all about the FUN and being a hobby.
But anyway, no matter what I had to say, this person would not budge, the mind was made up, I was criminal and would be revealed as one.
The Seven Deadly sins is not a new thing, its been around in SL for years, Georg and I have even seen other shops with the dresses, but every dress has its own touch by the designer, including ours and I am sure the auctioned ones will be different as well. (I mentioned to this person that other shops had designed these dresses without revealing the shops names as they didn't need to be brought into this any more than that) but that didn't matter, it was me they had targeted because of my release timing.
After a very lengthy discussion with this person I felt I was getting nowhere and decided I should contact one of the organizers of this event to get an opinion and when I did make contact I was told certain people from the fashion groups had complained to the organization about my released dresses. It was agreed upon that I would withdraw my dresses from sale and postpone the release date out of respect for the charity and re release after the silent auction.
Had this organization done the right thing and come to us personally to discuss this in a professional manner, rather than have someone whom I had never heard of IM me with untrue accusations, this could have been dealt with so differently.
It really has taken the shine off things for us, it has shown us how small minded and competitive people can be in this world, we have never ever set out to be rip off merchants, we give back more than we take from SL, our last 3 weeks takings were donated to the Victorian Bushfire appeal, we release a weekly free gift, have promotions with gifts and get involved with the odd treasure hunt and this has so left me with a bitter taste. We have not to this time received any apology from the parties involved for the accusations or inconvenience this has caused us and our customers.
Anyway, on a lighter note, as said above, we did withdraw the designs for a couple of weeks, but we offer a sneak preview to our loyal customers and readers of our blog THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS series
Here are the first two from the series Sloth and Envy with the others to follow shortly.

Cheers and happy days
Nikki and Georg xxxx

New Free Gift of the week

Hi everybody,
Hope you are all keeping well. This weeks new free gift is a lovely springtime feeling. The colours of *Bianca* are so fresh and the accessories included finish this off perfectly. This can be worn with or without the babydoll prim as the shirt has fine shadowing detail and the pants have a nice painted belt. I am sure you will feel like a celebrity when you add the sunglasses (not included) which can be purchased through the vendor at our store. Steinwerk have the best collection of sunglasses I will be the one of the first to say, there is so much detail put into these that you will only need the one pair in your inventory as all are colour change.
Help yourself and please enjoy
Georg and Nikki xxxx

G&N Quality Design Pepita 25, 135, 21