Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dot Lane's Wardrobe: CKS Designs

When I first arrived in Second Life, I did the usual shopping routine: free stuff from everywhere around SL combined with boxes and boxes of things people dropped on me when they saw that I was new. It was if I had opened the SL branch of Goodwill and people were just leaving things at my feet. I spent hours sifting though these boxes, wondering at the sheer amount of stuff produced by the residents of SL. I mean, how many black thongs does one need? (The answer is one, and no, you're not going to see me in it.) Lingerie seemed especially plentiful but not particularly practical for the vast majority of SL activities--I love SL amusement parks and skydiving for example--so I stuck with jeans and a t-shirt for most occasions along with the occasional non-prim skirt that didn't make my bum look ten feet wide.

Friends offered good fashion advice, informing me about the free hair offer at Gurl 6 for new SL residents or a great deal on latex catsuits (which, truth be told, are not my normal style but make a great change of pace) but it wasn't until I was dancing at Popscene and saw a girl wearing the most striking black and white outfit that I started to unravel the mysteries of SL style. I asked her where she had bought it and she gave me the landmark for CKS Designs.

I teleported to CKS and my eyes were opened: here were lovely outfits, thoughtfully designed, beautifully textured, and in colors which suited my pale freckly glasses-wearing self--think, if you can, of a sexy librarian, which is how the CKS clothes make me feel. My first purchase (I believe) was the "Prep School Princess" outfit, quickly followed by "Earthy", "Star Athlete" (ha!), and "Valedictorian". CKS also has separates, swimsuits, lingerie, and a particularly naughty take on the whole schoolgirl uniform phenomenon called, appropriately enough, "Detention". What I really appreciate about CKS is that a notecard and photo are included with each outfit describing what the model's hair and skin and other accessories are in the photo and where one can find it. This is an immense help. And, oh, I don't want to forget to mention that CKS designer extraordinaire Kit Maitland has a blog of her own.

And now the clothes (click photos to enlarge) :

CKS Designs "Prep School Princess" (Photo at Tri-Xi Sorority)

CKS Designs"Star Athlete". The letters are attachments so you can change them. (Photo at: Fairway Park)

CKS Designs "Detention" in Bubble Gum (Photo at: The Pink Pony, Gotham City XXX)

More photos of CKS Designs to come in future posts.....

1 comment:

Kit Maitland said...

Thanks Dot...designing in SL is such a wonderful creative outlet and continual learning experience...and it always makes me feel good to know others enjoy some of what I do!! <3333