Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Ioka Theatre is Closing!!

I came across this article today and am so saddened by the news (see link below).
"Co-owner and President Roger Detzler announced Tuesday, Nov. 18, that the theater will close on Dec. 24..."

"The Ioka is a staple in the Exeter community that has been located on Water Street since 1915. The theater opened on Nov. 1 of that year with the epic “The Birth of a Nation,” directed by D.W. Griffith, and has pleased audiences since with a variety of films, musical concerts and comedic acts."

"Famous artists have crossed the stage including Fatty Arbuckle, Warren Zevon, Stephen Wright and many other comics and musicians."

And to think, Sexy Skins had the opportunity to show our fashions on the catwalk of the Ioka Theatre!

The Blue Heaven Halter

The Dark Desire Corset

THE HEAD ~ The Flush CD Release Fashion Show

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sexy Skins, Alan Lee and The Room 101 Conspiracy

Sexy Skins attended The Room 101 Conspiracy's red carpet affair in Las Vegas last week. What a fantastic time we had!! We met a lot of wonderful people in the fashion and entertainment industry. I must say, it was very exciting to be surrounded by so many artistic and creative people. And, I got to see master bike builder, Alan Lee, wearing the jacket I created for him!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I’m Done,,,ah huh, OH YEAH!!

Boy oh boy, what a challenge this was! I have so many custom orders and design projects that I'm currently working on. Plus, as I was crafting the piece, I decided to make a couple of design changes that I felt were necessary, and then one giant screw up due to my dang machine, all just slowed me down immensely.

But it's done!!! I finally finished Alan Lee's jacket #2, and it came out WICKED AWESOME!!! I LOVE it!! I'm so excited!!!!!! I cannot wait for him to see it and to be able to show it off myself!! I will be posting photographs of the finished piece as well as the entire process real soon!

Gosh I love what I do...God sure has blessed me!! *Big Smiles*.

Off to the next project....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Did Ya Watch? Did Ya Vote?? Did Ya See My Jacket on TV?

If you didn't, then man, you missed one rockin bike!!! Alan and crew did a super job!!! This bike is going to be hard to beat!!! And btw, he looked HoT wearing his Sexy Skins jacket too!!! lol NOW check out the pix and VOTE!!!! Please. :-)

On the front page of The Chopper Challenge website, GO TO EPISODE NUMBER 8and VOTE FOR Alan Lee.

You'll be also able to vote by text message from the evening of my episodewhich airs Wednesday, July 2nd at 8:30 on CMT, until the next week, orepisode 9.


Monday, June 30, 2008

A Message from Master Bike Builder, Alan Lee

Below is an email sent from the master bike builder Alan Lee. I designed and created a custom jacket for him, which by the way, you can see him wearing on CMT's The Chopper Challenge on July 2nd. If you're not familiar with the show, each master builder is given a crate of bike parts, and a challenge to build a bike in just 30 days for a given sponsor. It's really a cool show.

Well, Alan needs some help. He needs votes to win this build off. By placing your vote, not only will you be helping him, you will be helping me too! So, please watch and vote!! And if you cannot watch, you still can vote (see how below in Alan's message).

You know I'll be watching!!! This is my first appearance on TV!! lol

Thanks so much,


Hi Guys,

Attached is a flyer promoting the bike I built for Monster Energy Drinks.

Please forward this email to everybody, I need all the VOTES I can get.

You can vote NOW on line.....

Click the link,

On the front page of The Chopper Challenge website,


You'll be also able to vote by text message from the evening of my episode
which airs Wednesday, July 2nd at 8:30 on CMT, until the next week, or
episode 9.

Thank you for your help,



My 13 year old gently put his hand on my shoulder this afternoon and said, "Mom, no offense, but I think you're making a big deal out of this television show. It's just a jacket."

Just a jacket, he says. lol Must I explain to him all the hard work and effort that not only went into designing and making this "just a jacket", but all the time, effort, sweat, tears, and money that went into promoting myself and talents enough to gain the interest of a celebrity to even want to wear one of my designs and promote me on TV too? Boy oh boy.

I know, he's young and someday he'll realize what sort of an achievement this is for his old mother, however, I will confess, I am the type of person who thinks a beautiful sunset, a rainbow, or pretty daisies that mysteriously pop up in our yard in places you would think nothing could ever grow, excite me. I am one of those mothers who is ecstatic when their child hits the baseball or makes a great play during a game. Or when someone does something so simple just to show they were thinking of me. Yup, I do tend to make a big deal out of the littlest of things, and maybe because I have had to endure so many trials and tribulations in my life that the small things seem like the most incredible gifts from The Creator.

So YES, I will make a big deal of my latest accomplishment (see blog entry below), and even a bigger deal when I'm someday sitting on the Oprah show talking about my fashions. lol

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Master Bike Builder Alan Lee and CMT's "THE CHOPPER CHALLENGE"

I just love this guy! His attitude and philosophy about things amazes me. Not only do I feel incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to work with him, and excited to be a part of his journey and success, but I am so blessed to be able to call him a friend. His wisdom and insight continue to inspire and motivate me to keep on keeping on.

Ok, enough about that. lol He told me all about the bike he is building for CMT's "The Chopper Challenge". If you are not familiar with the show, each master builder is delivered a crate filled with parts that they have to use to build a bike, for a sponsor, and within 30 days. I wish I could tell you the specifics of Alan's bike, because from what he has told me, it is going to ROCK!!

Make sure you watch, AND place your vote when his episode airs on July 2, which by the way, is the day before my birthday!! Hmmmm, think I'll throw a "TCC" party for the big unveiling and to celebrate my first Sexy Skins creation to make it to the big time. Hollywood, here we come!! Whooo hoo!!! lol


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Something Hot, Something New!!

And I love the way I felt wearing it!! Definitely one of my favorites! (I think I say that about all of them! lol)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Where It All Began

When people ask, I tell them, it was my Mother who inspired me to begin a life of designing. I say life, because it started when I was a young girl and began designing costumes. But even before that, my mother made my clothing. A brown blazer and plaid skirt, sticks out in the memory banks and for one reason...brown brought out the dark circles in my eyes, and everyone always commented that I looked tired. lol

I didn't appreciate my mother's talent for sewing back then (I wanted to wear Levis like everyone else), but as I grew older and came to her with creations of my own, I began to see just how knowledgeable she was. It was amazing to watch her in action as she dissected my designs and found better ways to sew them up because, she wasn't a home sewer, but a factory seamstress in the 1930's,,,,sample maker for a Boston fashion designer to be exact, and one of the best in her trade. She knew the "In's and Out's" of production, and couture techniques to sewing garments that added class and sophistication, and of course, exceptional quality. I learned so much from her!!!

While in college and faced with the task of drafting patterns and sewing myself, I knew if I got stuck, Mom would be there to guide me. She was my best cheerleader, no matter what challenges lie before me. She was an incredible, strong, loving, and talented woman!! I miss Mom dearly!!

Much love and peace to all the great Mothers in the world!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I'm Going To Be On TV!!

Well, not me exactly, but Alan Lee is going to appear on CMT's Chopper Challenge http://www.thechopperchallenge.com
wearing the jacket I designed and crafted for him. We're also working on another jacket design for him to wear for the finale of the show. I'm just a wee bit excited...lol

Friday, April 25, 2008

Summer Riding

Brent and I took the bikes out the other day for our very first ride of the season. It was finally hot enough here in Cow Hampshire so I wore The Rebel Cowgirl and I felt AWESOME....SEXY, EMPOWERED, AND COMFORTABLE!! Every single time I wear one of my designs, I feel this way and I'm told from my customers, that I'm not alone.

I realized more women need to experience this!!! More women need to feel the luxury of quality leather garments; what it feels like to wear garments that are handcrafted with love and care and are made to fit, NOT that cookie cutter stuff machine made in China that you see everywhere else!

So, Sexy Skins is having our very first Annual Spring Summer


My way of celebrating that Summer riding is finally here (yippppeeee!!!) and to invite you all to...

"dare to expose more than just skin...."

Love & Peace

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So, so, so, so much....

Has been going on!!
And why I haven't been keeping up with posting in my blog!! NEW opportunities, NEW contacts and friends,
HoT NeW designs....
I'll just show you all instead!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

I love this one!!!

This has to be the BEST feedback I have gotten EVER!! Not only was I happy she was happy, but I was laughing my ass off too! God, I love what I do!!!

By the way, she purchased the Blue Heaven Sexy Skins Halter top. :)

Subject: SHUT UP!!!!!!!

Isn't that what Stacy from the show "Fashionably Late" always says when something looks FANTASTIC!!!!

I walked in the door from work and my husband says "you got a package"...I get packages all the time so I just glanced over at it but then I saw Sexy Skins on it and I threw my coat off, tore the package open and started tearing off my clothes...my husband was looking at me like I was NUTS!!!! I put it on and he said "Wow".... and it truly is WOW. Looks great on me with my blond hair and not to mention I have a bit of a tan left from my cruise (a little fake baking helps too).

You did a great job...I love the design and how soft the leather is AND IT FITS ME PERFECT!!!!!! Can't wait to wear it!!! I'll send you a photo of me sporting it when I do.

Keep up the great designs!!!

I'll chat with you soon, but I have to go now since my husband seems to be getting frisky with me wearing it!!!!! WOO HOO!


Seacoast Harley Davidson MVP Bash

Well, I'm very excited about this opportunity! Sexy Skins will be a vendor at Seacoast Harley Davidson's invite only MVP bash! Pretty cool! And, my two favorite models will be joining me too, wearing their Sexy Skins for the event, of course.
Music, refreshments, games, and us,,,,now what could possibly be more fun! lol

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The photos are here! The photos are here!! Yay!!!
Finally, my most memorable celebrity client sent me some photos of himself wearing his custom designed Sexy Skins Jacket!! I'm so excited!!! lol And I must say, he looks so HOTTTTTTTTT!!!

"He" is one of my most favorite bike builders going! I love his work!! His style is unique and and avant-garde. Hell, he is a true artist with metal and motor!! And not only is he a very talented bike builder, but Alan Lee is a wonderful person as well!! I have to say, I am feeling pretty dang lucky to have had this opportunity, and to have made such a great friend in the process. Life is good. :)

Luv & Peace,

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The world lost another beautiful woman on the 16Th of December. That day, I lot my best friend, my role model, and my hero. I find it hard to fathom the loss of 2 women who mean the world to me in just under 3 months time. My heart is broken. Although, when I look at my own children, I am reminded quickly at how wonderful and special a mothers love really is. One day they too will realize that no other can ever love you the way a mother can...unconditional and with every being of her heart and soul. It's such a selfless love and a true gift.

The loss of my Mother and my sister has me taking a step back and questioning my place in life. We all will die eventually, so why spend our time at meaningless and unfulfilled jobs? Why partake in activities that don't bring us joy? Why let someone else raise our children so we can afford a nice house and fancy cars??

I took on a new job prior to my mother's death and found myself placing that position before the well-being of my children. It felt horrible. I lost that job because I spent my mother's last days by her side, holding her hand. What at the time seemed unfair, may have been a gift. Maybe it's time to say goodbye to the possessions that up until now have brought me satisfaction, and pursue a life that is filled with substance.

I LOVE riding my motorcycle. I LOVE designing clothing. I LOVE leather. I ADORE my children. There's one or two pieces to my life's puzzle I need to find. Wish me luck. :)

Peace & Love,