Friday, 21 December 2007

Rockin' around the Christmas tree

SF Design are holding a Christmas party on Saturday 22nd December from 12 - 4pm game time as a way of thanking friends and customers for their support throughout the year.
Once again we've been lucky enough to get Guy Goodman to come and entertain us and I know he has a few xmas numbers ready to croon.
Everyone is welcome and if youre lucky Santa might be there to give out a few presents :)

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Are you naughty or nice?

We now have a visitor in our Innisfree Skymall, none other than Santa Claus himself. He is situated on the catwalk, beside the Tp/Map Board, where you can sit your avatar on his knee and take some pictures of yourself with him.

We also have the SF Design Xmas tree which gives free SF Design gifts just by clicking on the tree itself. :)

Included as one of the gifts is this musical santa hat which plays 'we wish you a merry xmas' by touching the top :)

I heard a rumour that santa can tell if you have been good this year depending whether the tree will give you a free gift when clicked ;)

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

sf design news

I know how frustrating 'no trans' items can be, especially at this time of year , so I have put a gifting system into the stores at Innisfree and Lotus - no fancy scripting im afraid , just a simple system i hope will work - pay the box next to the no trans item you would like to gift - it will look like this -

you will be given a folder that contains a proof of purchase note- no mod, a notecard where you can fill out who it should be sent to and when you would like it delivered - and a notecard of instructions. Just send the folder to me and i will respond with a confirmation im - if you dont get this confirmation im you just need to contact me or Jamir Jimenez. I hope this makes it easier for those of you who wish to have some of these items delivered for christmas gifts.

Also by customer request I have put out demo boots for the large and small yeti boots.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

SF Design Celestial Formal

Its party time and I know how the members of SL love to party so heres a formal specially for the holiday season - SF Design Celestial The gown and tuxedo come in Red or Blue and as Ive been playing with Fraps I thought I'd make an advert for them so you can see just how this flexi moves and looks in game. Models Tilly and Milaz helped me out on the fantastic new slow dance 7 by Craig Altman.
SF Design Celestial Tuxedo comes with a mid length flexi coat and a long length flexi coat in either a deep blue or dark red velvet.
The matching pants have prim leg attachments, and a prim attachment adds depth to the tie. The celestial patterned vest/waistcoat comes either with or without sleeve fillers.Matching shoes are available in medium and large sizes from the store. This item is mod/copy so if you would like to gift it please contact me :).Model - Nicklas Gorham

SF Design Celestial Gown also comes in red or blue velvet with a celestial patterned bodice with star buttons at the back.
An overlay of gossamer stars covers the skirt and is used for a wrap around the shoulders. Included are matching prim stilettos. Model -Emerald Bijoux

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

8 Things

I was tagged by Ben Vanguard.

Here are 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.

8 things about swaffette Firefly:

1/I play WoW a lil every night for relaxation ever since SL became work.

2/ As a child I lived for a few years on the tiny island of St Marys off the english southwest coast. Just 3 miles across and part of the Isles of Scilly

3/ Once I worked on a farm , milking cows and have shown calves at an Agriculture Shows. OOooo arrr

4/ I am a ball of electricity!! I seem to get static shocks off everything!

5/ One of my favourite rl pastimes is to cook a meal for friends with good wine and conversation.

6/ I am a hopeless romantic when it comes to music or films but then Ive even been known to cry at adverts lol.

7/ I saw Muse live at Wembley this summer with some sl friends and it was AWESOME.

8/ I never want to live more than half an hour away from a beach.

And now, Una Ewing, Joella Nico, Ayiki Takakura, Ryan Darragh, Sachi Vixen, Kitty O’Toole, Tara Tagore,Arabeth Laval
you are tagged

Friday, 30 November 2007

sf design winter warmer boots

I thought id just blog these boots on their own ,even though they are part of the winter set collection -
These sculptie boots are in the ugg style
First a tan lace up style calf length in a tan suede with a faux fur top and are available in small, medium and large sizes - please come to the store and try the demo to find your size if you are not sure.

The second a short suede boot with sheepskin style fold over top , they come in both tan and light tan

For the first time I am having to make my boots copy only , I have tried to maintain mod/trans because i know alot of my customers wanted it that way particularly with boots and shoes but having been alerted to 3 different 'designers' over the last couple of months who have or are selling replica of my boots my hand is forced into doing this. You can expect people to make similar styles Im not talking about that, Im talking about exact copies and one of these shop owners even had my handmade pixie boot texture. ( Fortunately she had the grace to apologise and take her (my) items down.)
Therefore boots in the future will be copy only - if you would like to give these boots as a gift please let me know , likewise if you have trouble fitting them.

sf design 'winter warmer' collection

Finally!! this set has taken me way longer than intended but at last its out, winter sets for men and women and all available as separates too!
I chose natural colours and natural looking textures for the winter warmers outfits and boots.

The coat comes with 3 versions - vest , bomber jacket, and coat, each with prim attachments - the coat with flexi - 2 sizes included.

The suede pants are available in 3 colours , the chocolate pair is included in the winter set. The come both on pant and underpant layer. If youre in the sf design update group the tan pair are free!!
You can buy the set which includes coat, pants, sweater and boots ( plus skirt and tights in womens version) for 500 lindens or as separates.

Lots of options so do come and see them at SF Design Innisfree
these items are no trans so if you would like them gift wrapped and sent , please let me know - they will be available on slexchange very soon though.

Models in individual ads- Benu Boyer and Melinda Jensen
Melinda is wearing a skin by Ayiki Takakura, called AYSK-Normal NS2 package - Ayiki skins are now available at the SF Design store Innisfree and well worth trying a demo :)

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

SF Design re-opening party

Sophie very kindly videoed the opening party last thursday with the awesome singing of Guy Goodman. Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a successful evening , we filled the sim and didnt crash it - thank you Phillip Linden lol.
Special thanks to Guy for his great performance, friends and customers,the Lions Pride and True Brits groups for their support, my wonderful models for their hard work and dedication to sf design, lastly to Pie for the great new building SF Design is now housed in.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

sf design heavenly corsets by Elle

I know I said I'd bring you 4 corsets this week but they lent themselves to full outfits as well as stand alone corsets and I got terribly sidetracked (making a matching mens tux lol.)
The first corset - floral by Elle I used in my sf design 'flora' adding a heavy full skirt in cocoa silk covered in fine lace I created from the floral fabric, and matching gloves.
The overbust corset alone retails at 100 lindens ,( buy in rl here Heavenly Corsets)
the full evening dress 300.
The second corset is this wasp waist underbust corset by Elle in a muave silk dupion that postively glows and gives a 'dramatic silhouhette' I decided to match it with some lacy lingerie in an outfit called Petite Coquine for obvious reasons - its definitely cheeky! - the outfit includes stockings , garter/suspender belt,lace flexi frill, 2 lace tops one transparent one opaque and lace panties as well as the corset.
Underbust corset alone - 100 lindens - buy in rl here Heavenly Corsets

sf design Petite coquine - 200 lindens.

More Elle corsets coming to you from SF Design soon

Models Melinda Jensen and swaffette Firefly

SF Design Tripper shoes for men and a new tux

Heres the latest release for the guys at sf design if you get yourself down to Innisfree between the hours of 11am and 4pm game time today you can pick them up for just half price!!
SF Design Tripper shoes are equally at home with jeans or a tux they come in 2 styles one with a chain across and one with laces. Lots of guys have been asking me for plain black lace ups so here you go :)
Unfortunately due to how things are in sl at the moment I am selling these shoes no mod no trans but i have put out a demo shoe so you can try for size , they come in large , medium and small sizes. As always if you have any problems just im me and we can get you some to fit , but im pretty confident one of these sizes should fit you well :) normally these will retail at 200 lindens.
The latest tux from sf design is the SFD cocoa tux with floral tie - the fabric for the vest/waistcoat and tie are the same as the new corset from sf design Flora so you can match your lady. This tux offers lots of options the pants come with prim legs, the jacket comes with flexi tails, long coat, or regular flexi length. There are 2 vests one with a sleeve filler incorporated. Normally this will retail at 400 lindens and is mod/copy

Model Dice Stonebender

You are invited

You are invited to the official opening of our newly refurbished store at Innisfree - any excuse for a party :) I'll be kicking off with some djing at 11am game time followed by the wonderful live singing of Guy Goodman at 1pm - then DJ Forever Delaid promises to rock your socks off at 2pm.
SF Design models will be available to show any items you would like to see and the new releases.
New releases both for men and women will be available during the opening party hours only at half price! (Check this blog later today for details)
Goodie bags available for customers during the party hours too :)
Hope to see you later @ Innisfree

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

SF Design joins real life designer Elle of Heavenly Corsets

Some of you may have heard the exciting news that SF Design have been given full permission to represent real life designer Elle of Heavenly Corsets here in Second Life, by recreating her designs exclusively for your avatars.
I am able at last to give you a preview of whats to come :) The corset shown here is called Flora and you can read all the details of the real life item on Elles website
'Heavenly Corsets have been creating bespoke corsetry and corseted wedding gowns for over a decade, and they are proud to offer an unsurpassed service for made-to-measure tight-lacing corsets at an unbeatable price'
We hope we can do justice to Elle's designs by bringing them to you at SF Design
Four of Elle's corsets (including the flora corset) will be available in our shops from the 15th of November which will also be the grand opening of the new shop at Innisfree - details to follow.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

sf design cordelia

I made the bodice of this dress some weeks ago inspired by some lace, I thought it was about time i finished the outfit off so here it is :)
It includes prim shoes and 2 flexi skirts one slightly slimmer fitting - although the item is modifiable.
Come and check it out at the newly refurbished store at Innisfree

Friday, 2 November 2007

Lord Lace Ice

I was asked to recreate Lord Lace in a bluish white that would match someones wedding dress, my heart sank at white lol but I finished it just in time to wear for halloween with a Nomine skin and white hair - so I decided to release it both for women and men as Ive enjoyed wearing it so much.
It comes as all Lord Lace outfits with prim shoes, flexi lace, and prim collar, the guys version includes 2 flexi lower jackets one for slimmer fit avs and the standard skirt lower jacket as optional. - wear which suits your particular av.
Find them at Lotus and the new shop at Innisfree :)

SF Design facelift at Innisfree

Well after a nightmare of a day yesterday moving hundreds of boxes we finally have got the new shop in place at Innisfree without having to shut the island at all :) yay.
Thanks to Pie, Axel and Jamir for their help , particularly Pie for building the new store :)
surprisingly it looks like a smiley face from a birdseye view lol.
Hopefully its not too confusing although the mens dept and womens dept have swapped sides. There is a map and tp board to help and just im me if you need assistance.
Freebies and some discounted bargains are in the balcony areas above each dept, there are changing rooms for those who like to check out their new outfits before going public :)
Theres still some work to do but all the items are in place i think - with new things to come :)
Keep a look out for your invite to the official opening coming sooon I hope !

Friday, 26 October 2007

Halloween @ SF Design

I thought id better join in with the halloween milarky just abit of fun as I havent had much time since my trip to Amsterdam.

This flexi cloak includes a hood with scarf and hood without, plus hood with the freebie sculpty skull in . At just 150 lindens it should be useful after halloween too. (If you were already in sf design update group when this went out the cloaks are a free halloween gift :) )
Once youve bought your cloak choose from 4 other horror head add ons - scarey, scream, hannibal and witch, both large and small sizes included. Ive thrown a few silly sound gestures in too. The hood addons are just 80 lindens.

The cloaks come in both large and small sizes and are displayed in the middle of both Lotus and Innisfree mens and womens depts.

Friday, 19 October 2007

sfd open jackets

Finally the sfd open jacket - with all the options. Jackets for men have numerous problems unless they are short they are too tight into the backside which is why I offer a skirt layer as the lower part of the jacket but this too causes problems making the backside look bigger than normal ( btw guys us girls usually create a shape with a smaller butt for wearing with skirts and dresses just in case you didnt know it cures this :)) Sooooo now I am offering flexi prims for the lower part of the jacket this itself causes problems with fitting shapes but I have included two sizes and am keeping fingers crossed lol.
Each jacket is 125 lindens and comes with all the above said options.
Available in blue,brown,chestnut,black and red.

Im also offering a whole set - jeans, jacket and pullover in the autumn colours for just 275

sfd vnecks

Next in the release is this inventory essential - sfd vneck pullovers equally good without anything underneath or with a shirt and tie - each set comes on jacket layer for longer length, shirt layer for tucked but also lower on underpant layer for wearing with low rise pants, included is a tucked plain white tshirt - all for only 80 lindens.
Available in tan,blue, red, black, grey

New sfd jeans

A complete set of sfd essentials for men released this week and Ive tried to cover all the options in each one -
First new sfd countryboy jeans - choose from black, blue, brown or faded.
Each pair include belted and unbelted - on pants layer and on underpants layer for use in boots, They also are my first sculptie prim legged jeans try em and let me know what you think :)
These jeans are 'snug' fit but as always modifiable :)
perfectly coool on women but a low rise version coming soon

mod/trans for 125 each colour

Friday, 12 October 2007

SF Design feature in KSG Fashion Show

Today at 1pm SL time SF Design will be on display at the KSG Fashion Show
'Formosa Commercial' 85.103.27

The show is organised by Kylie Seale owner and creator of 'KSG' -provider of Professional Models, Model Training, Fashion shows and Marketing solutions.

Over 40 outfits and separates will be on display all created by Swaffette Firefly, so make sure you dont miss this opportunity to see them all worn by professional models. Briar Rose Ballgowns and B&G will also be showing their fashion items.
I managed to see the show during the setting up stage and it all looks a fab layout and build. congrats to Kylie.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Second Guy Mall Hosts Fashion DJ Events (SF Design)

Fall into Fashion Event

Second Guy Mall is hosting an event tonight (11th Oct) at 2pm SL time. Where Swaffette Firefly will be DJ'ing and representing SF Design, There is a prize up for grabs of 2500L to the best dressed avatar in SF Design Clothing, and with plenty cool SFD outfits out there, you won't be stuck for choice.

The mall boasts a massive collection of male designers outfits from all over SL and is owned and run by LB Fellini and Balthasar Balhaus.

As well as the 2500L prize, all those attending will also receive a 200L voucher for SFD clothing. Hope to see you all there.

all the action is taking place at
Sweetgrass Mall 125, 108, 251

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Hoorah for flexi fur

Its almost a year since I painted my very first fur texture and placed it on some flexi prims :) Lots of crazy things have happened since, not the least animal rights in sl werent happy with me! its only pixels! I don't of course condone the use of real animal fur in my first life but I do love abit of luxury faux fur and how better to glam up a knitted cardi.
sfd Hooded jackets have a mixed wool knit texture with a sculpty prim hood and cuffs edged with long sfd flexi fur. You get 2 jackets one with zip a lil lower and one zipped up for your personal preference. Included is a shirt layer purely for sleeve filling and a belted black suede mini.
Ideal with sfd suede boots or velvet crush boots (now available in black)
These jackets come in 3 colours - sea, berry and fire, and are available at Innisfree and Lotus by the tps.
Price - 220
Model - Melinda Jensen

Monday, 8 October 2007

sfd knitted hats with colour scripted hair

Ive been having fun with my knitting needles lol
After the success of the cable knit outfit I got playing around with my sculpties and hat textures. These hats are abit of fun fixed with flexi hair which is colour scripted - just touch the hat and choose from 12 colours from the drop down menu.
The hats although out in the mens dept do fit women as well , they appear no mod because of the script in them but they are easily resizable.
colours for the hair included are black, white,brown, blonde, sandy, ginger, red, purple, pink, teal,light green,and orange.

perms mod/copy
price 100 lindens
model Jamir Jimenez

Thursday, 4 October 2007

spanish army & Red Lord Lace

Two requests that have been in my lil sl book were a Red version of the popular Lord Lace outfit and a plea from the Spanish Army in sl- how could I refuse?
I was approached by Oerlikon Contraves a sergeant in the Spanish Army rl some time ago and he has been very patient waiting until I could fulfil his request - maybe not all the ranks he has asked for but its a start LOL. Great for costume events or just something different at a formal.
Lord Lace - coat with lower flexi, flexi lace , shirt , jacket , pants and prim shoes. - 400 lindens( Designed to partner Lady Lace Red) Model- Jamir Jimenez
Spanish Army Ball Uniform :- Jacket ,lower jacket on skirt layer,pants,prim cap,prim epaulettes, shirt to fill sleeves. 300 lindens. Model-Dice Stonebender

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Autumn madness

I actually went shopping this week - sl shopping that is :) I saw from the forums that Alyssa Bijoux one of my favourite jewellery makers had brought out some awesome new chokers which i couldnt help but go and buy. While I was at her shop I spotted these great masks and being an autumn baby was drawn to the beautiful copper one. mmm then I needed an outfit to go with it - frivolous and cheeky this new outfit from sf design is great for salsa dancing with its flexi skirt and armbands. Two skirts are included a double layer and a single layer one. Alternatively there is a textured skirt that can be worn without flexis.

Model:- Roberta Goodnight
Buy Autumn Salsa on slexchange

Friday, 28 September 2007

sfd Champagne Tuxedo

Many customers have asked me to do a white or cream tux, they are my personal nightmare! - Light coloured suits are so difficult to do well- as in sl different times of day give a different look to the suit and the skirt template join is unavoidable. My respect to the few designers who have managed to carry this off well - Vindi Vindaloo and Fnky in particular. But I have bent to pressure and the Champagne Tuxedo is the result.
It features both regular jacket and optional skirt lower jacket, plain dress shirt on shirt and undershirt layer - scripted bowtie - change colour at a touch from drop down menu, regular dress shirt with black bowtie on texture and matching pants. Mod/copy so you can tint and keep versions in different colours, but mod/trans available from me if needed. Seen here with sfd cream suede dress shoes- 100 lindens.

Model- Dice Stonebender
Buy at slexchange

sfd vest and shirt sets

These shirts and vests have been available at sf design for some time but I was made to take another look at them when i got a customer complaint. I knew i had made them back in 2005 so there was a good chance they really did need another look. Sure enough the usual issues were apparent - seams on tie collar and vest shoulders were not as accurate as they should have been and the tie itself wasnt even straight - shame on me :( So I have redone the shirts and vests and offered them for a lower price of just 70 each as separates. You can also get them as a set for 120 and this includes a prim tie attachement fitted to tuck in at vest or jacket opening but giving that necessary bulk at the neck instead of the flat painted look. However the original style shirt is also included so the prim attachment is optional.
I am offering a new colour -forest . If any customers require another colour please im me.
Also if you have the old version of these items please feel free to send them back to me and I'll send the update.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Captain Frock coats

The pirate captain frockcoat is now available separately from sf design for 180 lindens - it includes the 2 length of flexi coat and is available in black or red.

Model - Dice Stonebender

Thursday, 20 September 2007

sfd pirate captain ladies

Unfortunately due to a grief attack at Lotus i was very late getting this into the shops , having the sim go down a few times then being rolled back meant that even after i finally put it out it disappeared some time after i logged off, so apologies to those customers who came to buy last night. Heres the ladies captain outfit though :) dont let the guys have all the fun you too can command the high seas in style ;) original lady pirate speak wavs in this one :)
The frock coats will be soon on sale separately in a variety of colours

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

A new costume from sfd

Frock coats were on the request list and I'm afraid I got side tracked into making a new costume- SFD Pirate Captain. (something to do with the fabulous new pirate ship we bought for the island.!)
The outfit includes two lengths of flexi coat,hose, prim cuffs and collar, prim boots,shirt with flexi lace, and optional peg leg!!
Coincidentally I was informed by the radio this morning that it is National Talk Like a Pirate Day??? LOL so Jamir has kindly made some pirate wav/gestures 4 of which are included in this costume.

Model:-Togoth Daviau

'Bonni' wedding dress

A long time ago I made a dress for a special friend - bonni - in red and black , I have since been asked for it in blue and now in white as a wedding dress.
It follows the original bonni dress in design but extra lace in the skirt and also an alternative full skirt that covers the high cut at the front for the more demure brides! Comes with a simple lace veil and matching stiletto shoes.

buy on slexchange

Autumn knits

Another suggestion from a dear friend Mowgli was some cable knit jumpers with matching hats - oh dear me he opened a can of worms - hats rarely fit everyones hair so it looked like time to try my hand at flexi hair making - at least it only needed to go round the hat ( respect due to all hair makers in sl!)
Here they are in both ladies and gents sizes - fully modifiable which means you can tint to your hearts content both hair, cap and sweater- , the sweater comes on shirt and jacket layer ( longer) and with rolled up sculptie sleeves.

Looking down my list of requests I noticed one for more long white shirts with patterns similar to my shirt with gold. Jamir came up with a cool idea based on some rl shirts where the pattern in on the inside of the shirt making it look more subtle on the outside. - Heres the 3 I came up with. This pack includes all 3 shirts in long and tucked form ( jacket and shirt layers) decorated front and back in 'oriental' pattern,'tribal'pattern and 'celtic'

New Ladies boots for September

About time I had a dabble in sculptie prims so here are my first efforts , included are 3 lengths of boot, ankle, calf length and knee length all in crushed velvet texture with flexi tassles on the side. Great with minis or shorts, these boots come in white, black/red, black/blue and black/purple

More nautical fun

We love messing about in boats on Innisfree and its great to see the visitors taking a trip in the gondolas so I thought it was about time I made a Gondoliers outfit. Striped tees in black and red are included , a boater with black ribbon and red ribbon, neckerchief, flexi waist sash and dress pants complete this outfit.