Friday, May 23, 2008

Florence Gowns are now available at Tropical Orchid

Hi ;)

I have finally managed to finish packing the vendors for "Florence". This collection comes in: Combo (containing all optional styles for the skirts), Svelte with Train and Grandeur with Evening Gown.
Available in 10 colours only in my main store in Tropical Orchid.

I have set Florence Combo in Teal at special group purchase price of 1000L (UP is 1880L) This special Group Sale price will be for a limited time period of 7 days.
So members remember to wear your tag before buying the group special item.

Have a nice weekend :).

Nicky Ree

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Designing Nicky Ree's presence in Glam World

Recently there has been a lot of controversy and drama surrounding one of Minnu's skins. There has been a debate about whether one of her skins was copied from Danae (on Renderosity), whether this copying was legal, whether it was moral, and who said what where. I have been very busy working on my recent releases, so I only started reading the details about this recently.

This drama has lasted for a few weeks now and it doesn't look like it will end soon. I think this is something to work out between Minnu and Danae. I think both are talented designers in their own right, so I hope they can come to a good resolution.

Designing Nicky Ree has an outlet in Minnu's Glam World. I have decided to remove my outlet there. This has two reasons:

* I have now spent enough time reading about this in several blogs and forums. I have decided these discussions are not a productive way to spend my time. The presence of my store in Glam World inevitably involves me in this debate, and I do not want to be caught up in this debate.

* As someone who has had their content illegally reused, I care very much about the problem of content theft. I do not know whether content theft took place here; the legal and moral aspects of this case seem complicated to me. I don't think I have much that is useful to add to this debate. I have decided to possibly err on the side of caution, and thus withdraw my presence in Glam World.

I hope both Minnu and Danae will resolve this in a good way.

I sincerely hope this will be my last contribution to this discussion.

Nicky Ree

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thank You for attending the Spring Ball!

Hi hi ;)

The Spring Ball was fun and I hope those who managed to attend enjoyed themselves. I was in such a busy dizzy weeks prior to the ball. I designed 7 new outfits for the ball and only managed to finish some of the vendors for them. Fleur Skins did wonderful work on the matching makeups and CJ Carnot did a fabulous job on the design and creation of a lovely romantic ballroom.

I have finally managed to release "Lady Edwina Gowns", "Lord Edward Baroque Suits" and "Gorgeous Elizabeth Gowns" ---- yes had many IMs asking when it would be released ;).

For my Elizabeth collection, Random Calliope made a delicate matching set of jewellery for it, as you can see in the picture above. It is really fun to have such talented people working in collaboration. Many thanks to those who have contributed and helped in the production of the Ball and in the making of the items to compliment my clothings and Fleur Skins makeup.

I still need to work on the vendors for "Florence" and will do that asap. For those whose notecards and msg I have been late in replying, I must apologise, I have been working round the clock to get things done and I needed to finally "crash" and catchup on sleep ;). I will hopefully be on track again in a couple of days.

Meanwhile :) I hope you will enjoy these new releases.

Nicky Ree

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2 new releases today :)

Hi I have finally finished preparing the vendors for "Le Fleur" and "Elegant Laura".

Le Fleur is a project that I have wanted to do in a long while. To create and complete this baroque gown, I called upon the talents of various people.

Roslin Petion (Fleur Skins) made the beautiful makeup.
Siyu Suen (Illusions) made the fantastic masks.
Alienbear Gupte (BijouxOr Design) created the grand looking jewellery.
Tigerlily Koi (Calla Hair) made the elegant and stylish hair style.

Many thanks to all for the collaborative effort.

Elegant Laura is a modern and elegant gown based on sleek lines and curves with a different style and way of using flexi prims. This gown is available in many colours in my main store in Tropical Orchid. The hair in the poster is a collaborative work by Leetah Moxie (Curl up and Dye Salon).

This gown is 100% original illustration by me. The lace details, the embroidery for the flowers, the fabric textures were all created from my original sketches and illustrated in photoshop. No pictorial photo sourcing were used in the production of the gowns.

Hope you will enjoy it :)

cheers and best regards
Nicky Ree

Monday, May 12, 2008

Spring Ball Fever... 17th May

Hi :)

Just a peek on the new designs coming soon to you in Tropical Orchid and cya at the spring ball.

Nicky Ree

Friday, May 09, 2008

A Special Mother's Day Dress

Hi Everyone :)

I have placed a special mother's day dress in my main store in Tropical Orchid.
This Satin Shine Cocktail dress will be sold for 1L from today till the 11th of May.
Happy Mother's day to all mothers :).

Nicky Ree

Thursday, May 08, 2008

More Designs soon to be revealed!

Hi hi :)

I have been very busy these past few weeks, working on a new collection which I will reveal nearer towards 17th May. Fleur Skins and Designing Nicky Ree will be having a Spring Ball on the 17th of May to showcase some of our collaboration work. I will be releasing and showing 6 new gowns a couple of days prior to the Ball. Le Fleur has made wonderful makeups to match the gowns and talented designers like Random Calliope, Alienbear Gupt, Tigerlily Koi (Calla hair), Siyu Suen (illusions)to name a few have helped me put together a style and look for some of my new designs.

So hope to see you on the 17th May from 12 noon SLT till 3pm SLT.

And after all that, and you still have energy, do join RFL at their ball from 3pm SLT. I will post more details when I have them.

Nicky Ree

New Jacinta Casual Beachwear at Tropical Orchid.

Hi :)

The weather has been great these few days and that made me think of summer and colours and all things tropical. So I have done an early release of one of my new Summer Beach Wear collection. Introducing my "Jacinta" beachwear collection.

I have placed a special group discount version for Jacinta Beachwear in Red ( save 100L ) for my group members, so members remember to wear your tag.

The flower are all original illustration by me and no photo source were used in the production of this illustrated clothing. So I hope you will enjoy!

Nicky Ree

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Annatasia Gowns now available!

Hi ;)

I am releaseing a new collection called Annatasia today. Available in 12 colours and several flexi skirt combinations.

Visit my main store at Tropical Orchid (200, 116, 30) to view it inworld.

Cheers! :)
Nicky Ree