Friday, December 28, 2007

Fields of Bloom

Back from the Holidays and sick of the cold? Indulge in Field of Blooms, a sweet cropped jacket covered in poppies and paired with an airy white eyelet skirt with silver sequined trim. Available in Bluebell, Fern, Rose, and Hyacinth.

The model is wearing:
Skin: Another skin - Le - Pale Skin, brow1, greed
Hair: ETD Tessa - Black
Necklace: Necklace: Shiny Things - Plain Chain Dangle (available for free at the GNUbie Store)
Bracelet: {JUNK} Sea Wave Bracelet

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Go a little retro with Demura, a champagne brocade off the shoulder number with a prim waist tie and kicky prim flounce. Perfect for toasting to the New Year!

The model is wearing:
Skin: Naughty Night Stalker Skin
Hair: Ingenue Bombshell in Natural Black
Jewelry: Mercury Silver and Pearl Earrings and Necklace

Also, I'd like to give you a preview of the new ad I'll be running in the January edition of Second Style. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Hope you all like it!

Set furniture from Sky Designs by Sky Everett.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday Gift: Twilight Gown

This month, *ICING* is treating all group members to a special gift gown for the holidays. Twilight is a full length strapless frock with a beaded empire waistband and an ombré chiffon skirt. After 30 days, this dress will go on sale at regular price in additional colors at all *ICING* locations, so grab this while it's free!

The model is wearing:
Skin: Minnu Skins MMSPale-Lime (group freebie)
Hair: ETD Janae in Tawny
Jewelry: *Miam Miam* Feather Pendant Set in Sterling Silver

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Femme en Noir

Back to basics! Femme en Noir is a sophisticated, timelessly elegant black velvet dress with a v-neck and 3/4 length sleeves. It is accessorized with a free, detailed enamel, pearl and gold brooch. (My first jewelry attempt- I nearly went blind, those microprims are tough little suckers to spot!)

It wouldn't fit on the ad, but look how fabulous the Rag:Couture Sucre Feathered Hat from looks with this dress!

The model is wearing:
Shape: **LEMON** Solanas
Skin: LF CHAI -Ginger- Celebrity
Hair: (Top) ETD Phoebe - Cinnamon / (Bottom) ETD Juliana - Cinnamon
Hat: Rag:Couture Sucre Feathered Hat

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Silver Screen

The Silver Screen dress recalls old Hollywood glamour. Silver striped chiffon and satin is pleated and braided, forming a double v-neck, gathered waist and full skirt. This ensemble also features a white fox stole to drape elegantly over one shoulder.

The model is wearing:
Hair: Naughty - Crave in Starfish
Skin: MM-Pale SkinGloss-Smokey
Necklace and earrings: ~Muse~ Claris Three-Strand Pearl and Diamond choker in Silver and matching Pearl Earrings

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I guess it's my turn

I'll try to keep this short, to preseve valuable vertical space on the feed. :)

The Rules:
  1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  2. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
  3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here goes:

  1. I once got lost for an entire day in the back roads of Costa Rica. The highlight of that fiasco was a howler monkey pooping on my rental jeep. Good times.
  2. I haven't thrown up in almost 20 years.
  3. While I love flats in SL, I never wear them IRL. I live in heels!
  4. I once rode a Segway in Paris in the dark wearing a helmet and a reflective vest. I looked like a huge dork.
  5. While English is technically my second language, it's the only one I can speak now with any confidence.
  6. I went to private Catholic schools for 13 years (though I'm not Catholic.) To this day, any guy I tell this fact to asks me if I still have my uniform.
  7. I once discovered that diving to the ocean floor in a 3-person submarine is not the best idea for someone with clausterphobia.
  8. I believe that while cupcakes are sublime, mini cupcakes are the work of the devil. The icing-to-cake ratio is way off and they're always too dry.

At this point I think everyone on the planet has been tagged, so no tags from me. :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Holiday Party

Time for something festive, fun, and a little showy! Holiday Party is a steel blue silk strapless dress with a gathered bodice, tulle underskirt, and an inset lace waist. It also includes a fluffy, over the top white fox fur wrap with contrast ribbon closure.

The model is wearing:
Hair: ETD Anisa - Black
Skin: Deviant Nation Vogue Skin - Champagne (Last Call - Fishnet)
Choker: ~Muse~ Claris Pearl and Diamond Choker in Silver

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Study Date

This week *ICING* presents Study Date, for the sexy librarian in all of us. This outfit features a crisp white shirt with poof sleeves, black pencil skirt, and an optional wide red crocodile skin belt, softened with a sweet satin bow.

For my group members, I've created a silly little freebie to accompany this outfit, a set of books to complete the look.

The model is wearing:
Hair: ETD Tyra - Black
Skin: Naughty Alina - (Hair) Doll Lashes, Mod Lips
Glasses: *ICING* Marilyn glasses - Red

Monday, November 26, 2007


It's been a while since I released an outfit with pants, so here's Zoe, a velvet jacket with appliqué detail on the lapel, teamed up with a little knit pointelle cami and khaki pants with subtle black and white piping. This outfit is available in four colors: Ruby, Amethyst, Emerald and Sapphire.

The lovely model in the pic is Zoe Demar, the winner of the *ICING* contest. Congrats, Zoe!
The model is wearing:
Hair: Armidi Hair - Abigail - Honey Ginger
Skin: Rac - Drew
Ring: Paper Couture - Princess Ring

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A little thank you...

As a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful models that entered the *ICING* contest, I'm releasing Petit Baiser, a light knit dress with a delicate slate blue print, as a freebie from my Mischief Cove location. Great work, ladies!

The model is wearing:
Hair: Armidi - The Glamorous I - Smoked Walnut
Skin: Celestial Studios Vogue Skin - Cashmere (Noir - Mid)

*ICING* Contest Results

The results are in! First off, I want to thank everyone who entered- it was unbelievably hard to pick just a few winners from the stunning batch of photos I received. I was really blown away by all the contestants' hard work, talent, and beauty!

The following were picked based on a combination of clothing presentation, uniqueness of the avatar, and overall artistic concept. Without further ado, here are the winners:

1st Prize: Zoe Demar in Carmen

2nd Place: Feles Seitan in Curlicue

3rd Place: Graciana McMillan in On Deck

Congratulations to the winners! In addition to their Linden prize and choice of their items from the *ICING* Store, they will have their posters displayed in the Mischief Cove location, and they will also receive a photo shoot with the lovely and talented Sofia Gray.

Lastly, because it was so terribly difficult to pick just 3 winners, I kind of had to create a runner up category- these photos also struck me with their excellent composition, their ability to create a story around the outfits, and simple elegance. The runner ups will each receive a L$1,000 prize and their choice of any item from *ICING*.

MensPocky Kumaki in Fall Vines in Amethyst

Vixsilver Yoshikawa in Veranda

Shir Dryke in Little Bit of Midnight

Helianthus Mesmer in Gossamer Fantasy in Amethyst

Genna Gray in Carmen

Dendre Benelli in Tropical Punch

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Posted by request of Sofia Gray:

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words, and easier to allow my work to speak for itself. This is an image that I created shortly after receiving news of what had happened to someone who was both a tremendous person and more importantly, a good friend.
I miss you, Ginny... <3 Sofia
While I never had the pleasure of meeting Ginny personally, I found his talent and work very inspirational. He will be missed. - Miko

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pink Peonies - Limited Sale at LAME

To celebrate the official opening of LAME, I've created a new dress at a special, limited-time price of L$75. Pink Peonies is the picture of innocence, a strapless tea-length dress covered in soft petals. This is only available at this price until Monday at LAME, after which it will be available at the regular price at most of my locations.

The model is wearing:
Hair: ETD Phoebe - Tawny
Skin: Minnu Model Skins - Pale SkinGloss-Smokey
Necklace: ~Muse~ Elle Orchid Necklace (Ivory)

Cocktails at Nine

Time for something festive! Cocktails at Nine is a strapless little number with a sweetheart neckline. It's sweet concoction featuring a lace bodice and full double skirt, finished off with a punch of color: an inset sash of cranberry silk.

On another note, I'm retiring a few items. The Chanterelle, Garden Party, and Afternoon Tea outfits are now on sale for L$75 exclusively at the new LAME Designs Mall until Monday, after which they will be removed and deleted from my inventory.

The model in the photo above is wearing:
Hair: ETD Eva II - Black
Skin: Deviant Nation Vogue Skin - Cashmere (Last Call - Fishnet)
Necklace: Shiny Things - Plain Chain Dangle (available for free at the GNUbie Store)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

*ICING* Model Contest - Win up to L$10,000!

Having been inspired by the gorgeous and artistic photos taken by many of the talented photographers and models of Second life, I decided that my store needs some ritzy new posters. And so I present to you the first *ICING* Model Contest. Here's your chance to win up to L$10,000, clothing, and a chance to be an *ICING* model!

1st Prize:

  • L$10,000
  • 20 items of your choice from the Mischief Cove *ICING* store
  • The opportunity to model the next *ICING* release
2nd Prize:

  • L$7,500
  • 10 items of your choice from the Mischief Cove *ICING* store

3rd Prize:

  • L$2,500
  • 5 items of your choice from the Mischief Cove *ICING* store

  • Take a snapshot of yourself in your favorite *ICING* outfit ( 512x512 or larger)
  • Go to the *ICING* store in Mischief Cove and drop a notecard entitled "*ICING* Contest - your name" in the Contest sign.
  • In this notecard, include a full permissions copy of your snapshot and a brief line or two about how you chose your outfit.
  • Photoshopped/edited entries are acceptable.
  • Hint- in Snapshots menu, make sure "Keep specified aspect ratio" is checked so your picture doesn't get all smooshed!

  • Entries must be submitted by midnight November 16th.
  • Only contest submissions dropped into the Contest Sign will be entered - Submissions dropped directly on me/my profile WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Up to 3 entries per avatar (Please consolidate images into one notecard.)
  • By entering the contest, you agree to let *ICING* use and display your snapshot/images in the store locations.
  • The winners will be selected by me on November 17th and announced on this blog. The winning entries will be displayed as posters in the store.

The contest sign is on the right wall when you walk into the store and looks like this:

What I'm wearing in the top pic:
Dress: *ICING* On Deck
Hair: Ingenue ~ Bombshell ~ Natural Black
Lily: *ICING* Hair Lily from Spring Picnic Dress
Skin: Naughty [ND] Alina - (Hair) Doll Lashes, Mod Lips
Necklace: Artilleri yarr! necklace *red*
Glasses: Artilleri Rhinestone Retro

Photo Credit: Sofia Gray

Friday, October 26, 2007


I felt like something a little bright and fun today, so here's Carmen, a scarlet, retro-inspired dress with puff sleeves, flounce prim skirt and matching roses for your hair. Wear it out for a midnight tango, or for any occasion where you need to stand out in a crowd.

Also, just a heads up that some of my pieces will be featured in Second Style's Spotlight fashion showcase with Ingenue's Betty Doyle, Zhao Shoes' Melanie Zhao and Elegance Hats by Morrigan Hyun. It will be at 5pm SLT tomorrow, Saturday, October 26th at Metro Models in Narcissus Island. Hope you can make it!

Lastly, it seems like people are asking about my accessories/hair/etc more often so from now on I'll list what else I'm wearing in the ads:
Hair: ETD Tyra - Black
Skin: Celestial Studios - *CS* Charmed Skin - 40 (red-Chic)
Necklace: Naughty - Cameo Choker from the "Night Stalker" set

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Today we're releasing the Curlicue, a casually elegant ensemble that's perfect for a lazy day of shopping or a sophisticated cocktail party. It features a embroidered tulle skirt with scalloped edge over a taupe underskirt and a coordinating wrap knit top.

Also, a reminder- today is the last day to grab your free Gossamer Fantasy gown in Amethyst, so if you haven't picked it up yet from Mischief Cove, do it now before it's gone forever!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's free dress time again!

To celebrate the *ICING* blog making it onto the Fashion World of SL feed, I've created a version of the Gossamer Fantasty gown in Amethyst and made it available for FREE in my Mischief Cove location until 10/23. After that it's gone forever, so grab it now!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Gossamer Fantasy

This week, *ICING*'s very first full-length gown makes its debut.

Gossamer Fantasy is an empire waisted silk crepe gown with spaghetti straps, twisted bodice detail, chiffon skirt, and of course, a prim sash. Available in 4 colors: Topaz, Platinum, Onyx and Ruby.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Shades of Gray

This week *ICING* presents a smart little business suit that's utterly feminine. Shades of Gray features a belted jacket with prim puff sleeves and flexi skirted waistline. A classic charcoal pencil skirt completes the look.
Now available at Mischief Cove.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Fall Vines

*ICING* brings you a new party frock in 4 jewel tones this week. Fall Vines is a heavy silk dress with sweet floral applique at the bodice and hemline, cinched in by a wide sash with prim bow. Available in Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby and Sapphire.

*ICING* Update Group members get this outfit for free in an exclusive color, Raisin, a rich earth tone with a hint of warmth. Check your group notices for this item if you missed it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Little Bit of Midnight

This week, *ICING* presents something a bit more formal. “Little Bit of Midnight” is the quintessential black cocktail dress with a scalloped neckline, gathered waist, and double tiered-skirt with gauze overlay. This ensemble comes complete with a black and white ostrich feather boa and an elegant long stemmed cigarette holder.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Camilla Blossoms

A single new frock for this week: Camilla Blossoms. It's an ode to the end of summer, a white strapless dress with a pintucked bodice and contrast piping, wide black sash and bow, and a sweeping skirt printed with yellow accented blooms.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

*ICING* Free Gift Time! Yay!

It's been too long since I sent my members a free giftie, so here ya go! These are the Marilyn Sunglasses in red, black, white and pink - a fun retro style with rhinestone accents. Also included are the plain glasses versions. Hurry and pick them up, as they'll only be in member notices for 30 days. For non-members, these are currently available for sale in the Mischief Cove location exclusively.

I'm too tired from the fashion show to box them up in something pretty, so excuse the shoddy photo.

Hydrangea and Miss Ava

Hot off the runway from its debut at the Mischief Cove fashion show, we have 2 new releases for you this week:

Miss Ava - an ethereal confection of creamy silk and lace. Whisper pink charmeuse is softly gathered at the waist and inset with intricately embroidered tulle.

Hydrangea – a cheerful button up set with floral stitching on the bodice. This set comes with a sundress skirt as well as a versatile set of dark blue wash capri pants.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

On Deck and Seascape

Two nautical-themed releases this week:

"On Deck" is a belted navy halter dress with pinstriped accents, prim bow and contrast stitching. My first attempt at a system skirt, with a added prim flounce.

"Seascape" is a cool, refreshing sundress printed with swirling blue waves.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Azure Blooms, La Vie Boheme, and a freebie!

Two new releases and a freebie this week!

Azure Blooms - A strapless, feminine confection with a bodice embellished with little frills and buttons. Features a pleated back and a matching prim sash bow.

La Vie Boheme - A simple cream tank paired with a tiered bohemian skirt adorned with various floral patterns and crocheted lace. Comes in Antique Pink, Sky, Envy, and Brick.

As a bonus, La Vie Boheme is available in Hyacinth for free in the Mischief Cove location as well as most of my other shops.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

What about custom colors?

I generally do not take orders for custom colors but will do so if schedule permits and if the garment can be re-colored without having to be completely remade. (Some color extremes, like making a black garment white or vice versa would result in a lot of texture detail loss.) Cost is based on time and varies with the complexity of the garment as well as the individual number of textures on the outfit. The breakdown is as follows:
  • 3,250L - minimum 15 minutes (e.g. System skirt, shirt, and/or pants; little or no prim pieces.)
  • 6,500L - 30 minutes (e.g. Top, glitch pants, a prim skirt)
  • 13,000L - 1 hour (more complex outfits, several prim components, train or multiple skirt styles)
The above is simply a guideline, you will only be charged the actual work time in 15 minute increments.

Deposit is 50% with the remainder paid out when the custom color is delivered. You will be given a color sample for approval before the entire outfit is recolored. Yes, the prices are high as I charge RL rates and charge somewhat prohibitively. Custom colors are one-off (meaning I do not put them up for general sale) and frankly, not much fun to make.

Please include RGB values or a picture of the shade(s) you would like; "pink" for example can be interpreted many ways! The color will be approximated to the best of my ability. Secondary passes, prim adjustments/fittings will be charged at the same rate as above. You will be given a date when the garment is expected to be ready. I cannot take rush orders at this time, turnaround is usually within 7 days.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Policies and FAQs

Store Policies:

  • Non-transfer items are NOT REFUNDABLE, so please check permissions prior to buying. Only double purchases of the same no trans item are eligable for refunds- no exceptions.
  • If you are interested in purchasing a non-trans item as a gift, please consider purchasing a gift card at the mainstore location for the recipient OR, if you prefer to send a specific item, you can send payment to me and as well as a notecard with your name, the transaction number of the payment, the item name, and the recipient's full name and I can drop a copy directly onto the person.
  • I do not recognize alts. I will not replace items to your alt(s).
  • If you paid for an item and did not receive it, drop me a notecard with your name and the information about the transaction from menu World > Account History... Replacements will not be given if there is no record of the transaction.
  • If you bought a transferable item by accident, drop the entire folder on me with a notecard named "RETURN - " on me and I will issue a refund. Refunds will ONLY be issued to the original buyer AND if submitted within 30 minutes of buying.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Would you like to be in my new mall?
A. I am not looking for rental space at this time.

Q. What are you wearing in one of your store ads?
A. Information about skin, hair and jewelry in *ICING* ads can be found at on the blog - simply search for the name of the outfit in question in the the search box in the upper right hand corner.

Q. Can I model for you?
A. Thank you, but I currently not looking for models.

Q. Do you want ad space in my publication?
A. No, thank you.

Q. Do you want me to throw you a fashion show?
A. I'm not participating in shows at the moment.

Q. Can you make me a custom dress/building/etc?
A. I am generally be unable to take custom orders or color requests for specific outfits due to schedule constraints. Please be advised that I charge RL hourly rates.

Q. Can I have store space in Mischief?
A. Mischief is currently full - if you wish to be added to the wait list, please send a notecard with your name, the area you prefer (Cove, Bazaar, or Plaza) and a snapshot of a sample of your work that you will be selling.

Q. Do you sell any of your stores in Mischief?
A. No, none of my buildings in the sim are for sale.