Friday, December 11, 2009


Join TVP Records and WXGR as The Flush series returns to the Portsmouth Pearl for a night of music and fashion to ring in the holiday season. Complimentary tastings from The Imported Grape, Cabin Fever Maple Spirits and Cornucopia Wine and Cheese market. Serious beer specials from Peak Organic Brewing.

Clothing from the denimrack, Ashley & Victoria, Bella Intimates,Fast Eddie’s Dirty Laundry and Sexy Skins.
Hair and Makeup courtesy of Vanity Studios and Sorassa Salon.
Made possible by Great Bay Limousine, Taste of the Seacoast Magazine, Exeter Copy & More and THE PHATBUS.
The Flush Funk and Fashion Holiday Extravaganza, Saturday December 12th at The Pearl, 45 Pearl Street, 2 blocks from Downtown Portsmouth.
Tickets are $15 and available at all participating vendors.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the National Congress for Fathers and Children of New Hampshire (NCFC-NH), an organization devoted to preserving healthy parenting relationships in the best interest of children.

L O V E cuff

The ♥ L O V E ♥ Cuff is part of our LOVE Series for Etsy Project Embrace - 10% of each sale of any of our L O V E Series products will be donated to The Cancer Society.

The ♥ L O V E ♥ Cuff, is hand-crafted with top grade cowhide leather. The center block is adorned with a heart, inlaid and hand-stitched with Kangaroo lacing.

Simple, Sleek, and Sexy, The ♥ L O V E ♥ Cuff, is beautifully packaged in a square metal tin, making the perfect "I Love You" gift to yourself, that special someone, or family and friends.

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L O V E keychain

The ♥ L O V E ♥ Leather Key Chain is part of our LOVE Series for Etsy Project Embrace - 10% of each sale of any of our LOVE Series products will be donated to The Cancer Society.

Carry your keys on a ring that has class and style, yet is also functional and very durable. The ♥ L O V E ♥ Key Chain, designed to complement the soon to be released, Sexy Skins ♥ L O V E ♥ Hip Purse and matching ♥ L O V E ♥ Belt, is hand crafted using two layers of top grade cowhide leather in two coordinating textures. Inlaid in its center, is a rectangle adorned with a beautiful antique silver plated heart and cross Concho which is enhanced with hand laced Kangaroo Leather.

The ♥ L O V E ♥ Leather Key Chain is beautifully wrapped in a metal tin is ready for your special wrapping, and gift giving. Ships USPS priority mail.

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L O V E pins

♥ L O V E ♥ Custom Heart-Shaped Photo Pins are part of our LOVE Series for Etsy Project Embrace - 10% of each sale of any of our LOVE Series products will be donated to The Cancer Society.

These heart shaped photo pins, beautifully packaged in a heart shaped metal tin, make a wonderful gift for teachers, Grandparents, family and friends, and make the perfect wedding or shower favors for the trendy(quantity discounts would apply and other colors available). Besides using photos of your loved ones, other ideas could include your business logo, your adored pet, or your favorite “anything” or “anyone”, like motorcycle, movie star or musician!

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L O V E magnets

♥ L O VE ♥ Custom Leather Frame Photo Magnets are part of our LOVE Series for Etsy Project Embrace - 10% of each sale of any of our LOVE Series products will be donated to The Cancer Society.

The ♥ LOVE ♥ Photo Magnet magnets, beautifully packaged in a square shaped metal tin with a windowed lid, make a wonderful gift for teachers, Grandparents, family and friends, and make the perfect wedding or shower favors for the trendy (quantity discounts would apply and other colors available). Besides using photos of your loved ones, other ideas could include your business logo, your adored pet, or your favorite “anything” or “anyone”, like motorcycle, movie star or musician!

For more information:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Cheer?

When I began this blog I decided to keep it all business, and keep my personal life and opinions where they belong. This morning while having my coffee, I thought how boring that can be, so today, I want to share something my 15 year old, G, short for Giovanni, said to me last night,

"November is my least favorite month. It's so gray. December is one of my most favorite. I love the holiday, and the snow."

Well, I almost lost my lunch from the anxiety both those things brought to my life..the time, the energy, the garage needs to be cleaned out so the motorcycle and the outdoor furniture can be brought in! Then it happened! One of those "Oprah" moments that completely stop you in your tracks, and shed light onto a situation as if it's the first time you're seeing it (btw Queen of Talk, I'm still waiting for the invite to come on the show).

I used to enjoy playing with the kids in the snow. I used to enjoy shopping and planning for the holidays. I used to enjoy wrapping presents lavishly and decorating every single room in my house. I used to enjoy cooking a traditional Italian feast for my family and friends. I even used to enjoy playing board games too - ok, that has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but my youngest son nags me about that all the time.

What happened to me? I'll tell you what happened, I grew up and stopped pretending I was Martha Stewart's clone, her twin separated at birth, or sistas from another Mother. Now I am asking myself, why? It wasn't such a bad thing, was it? I know my neighbors were pretty pleased when we showed up at their door with our smiling faces brimming with holiday cheer and a Christmas tin filled with a broad assortment of fancy homemade cookies.

Seriously, life happened. A long list of life altering, tear jerking, rip your heart out experiences which just changed it all, and changed me. Through it all, I found myself and embraced the person I am, and am not; conquered a whole lot of fears and set out to overcome, endure, and prosper, no matter what. In order to do so, maybe it's necessary to leave part of ourselves behind? I'm not sure. You can probably tell from this blog entry, I'm still working that out. What I do know though is, no matter what "Ka Ka" life dishes out, what matters most is how you choose to deal with it.

So this "Cyber Monday" (I could post a rant about that too), I have decided to remember what it feels like to be my children's age when life was so much less complicated, and to embrace the simple joys and pleasures which surround us every single day, but we're too dang busy (yes Brent, this city chick wrote dang – afterall, my desk is parked in Cow Hampshire) racing around trying to get "nowhere" because we need to get there before someone we don't even give a "Ka Ka" about gets there first. I will relax more, breath more, and feel the love as much as I can! I will enjoy the holidays, and create beautiful memories which will last a life time! Bring on the snow Momma Nature!! Ok who am I kidding....she can keep the uckingfay snow.

When Life Was Simple, 2004

Happy Holidays to you all!! Peace ♥ Love!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Love Series - 10% donated to The Cancer Society

Sexy Skins will donate 10% of each sale of our "Love Series" items to The American Cancer Society/Team Etsy Project Embrace. We are extremely committed to this project and will continue to design and create new pieces to add to the "Love Series" line, so please keep checking back often! More to come and SOON!! Thank you!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Products!!

We have New Products listed in our shop which I'm quite excited about!!! And more to come!!! But for now, check this one out!!!

Read more about The Chameleon Cuffs here...

Make sure you return to our etsy shop to see what we will be adding to the Sexy Skins "L O V E Series"!!
10% of the sales of "L O V E Series" products are donated to The Cancer Society.

The new items will be listed soon - and they R O C K - and will make GREAT Christmas gifts!

Love ♥ Peace,

Sexy Skins

Friday, October 16, 2009

Biker Chic(k)

There is nothing in life I enjoy more, other than my two boys and creating with leather, than riding my Harley. Well, today I happened upon an article about biker style clothing, and amongst the gorgeous examples I see one of my designs! Our most popular design, The Blue Heaven, made in black lambskin. Check it out!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

50% OFF Sexy Skins In-Stock Event Inventory...

....Going on now in our Shop on

Time to clean out our "inventory" closet with the sale of some of our best designs ready for shipment! Get handcrafted, made in the USA, sexy leather halter tops on sale. Great opportunity to own one of Sexy Skins top-selling designs!

Stop by to take advantage of this sale!!

*These designs will remain available at the full "custom" price (which just means, you get to pick out what color, what type of leather, and your size).*

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sharron's Ride for a Cure - In Memory of Dianne Pellegrini

The organizers of Sharron's Ride for a Cure, heard through a mutual business contact, that I had lost my sister to Leukemia, and asked if I would help them with this years ride. Of course, I agreed. They decided to make this upcoming ride, in memory of her. As you can well imagine, I am quite touched.

Below, is information about the ride. Whether you can make it or not, would you please show you support by passing along this brochure to your family and friends. It does not matter if they ride or not….all are invited to the festivities afterward.

I look forward to seeing you at Sharron’s Ride for a Cure!!
And I thank you for all your support!!

Sexy Skins Suede and Leather Fashions at the Amber Room

I'm a wee bit behind in updating our blog, but with good reason! We are very busy creating custom, one-of-a-kind Skins for our awesome customers!! Even with the way the economy is. Yay!!

These photographs were from a fashion show event we participated in back in June. Just thought I would share......

Some of the photographs were provided by Endosquid Photography

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Win at Seacoast Harley Davidson - Proceeds donated to Women with Breast Cancer

Freya is on display and up for bidding in a silent auction at
Seacoast Harley Davidson in N. Hampton, NH. Phone in bids are accepted!! Call 603-964- 9959 or 888-333-0001. The winner will be announced at Seacoast Harley Davidson's Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday, May 16th.

♥♥♥♥ The winner will have Freya made to fit them - this is a custom piece, hand-crafted from Top Grade Genuine Cowhide Leather, and lined with 100% Pure Silk...Only the Best for the Best. ♥♥♥♥

Sexy Skins Suede and Leather Fashions, based in Newmarket NH, teamed up with Seacoast Harley Davidson in North Hampton, NH, and Brenda Fox – journalist, stunt person and high-profile motorcycle enthusiast from Los Angeles, to bring aid to women who are battling with both breast cancer and finances. Brenda’s own personal battle with the disease has created the opportunity for her, through “Every Woman Counts”, a program which provides low-income women access to screening, diagnostic and follow-up services for breast and cervical cancer, to meet women who do not have insurance or the means to pay their medical bills. Breast cancer is the most common female cancer and the second leading cause of female cancer deaths in the United States. To find breast cancer early, the National Cancer Institute recommends that women in their 40s and older should have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.

At their Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 16, Seacoast Harley Davidson will be announcing the winner of a beautiful, custom-made lady’s biker vest, “Freya”, created by Sexy Skins designer, Lisa Cantalupo. “It was shortly after my oldest sister died from Leukemia that one of my clients, bike builder Alan Lee, told me about Brenda and her battle with breast cancer," says Lisa. "When I learned about what she had endured - not only was she faced with having to fight for her life, but at the same time she had to worry about how she was going to pay for it - I felt the need to do something so women can focus on their healing, and nothing else. I’m not stopping with Freya either. In honor of my sister Dianne, Sexy Skins Suede and Leather Fashions will donate to,” Women Motorcyclist”, the platform which Brenda has established to support women with Breast cancer, $5.00 from the sale of each “Love Pouch”, the name chosen by my children for the hand-crafted leather pouch with a red heart.”

Lisa, a motorcycle rider herself, designed Freya with the lady biker in mind; however, this vest is perfect for women who desire classic style with a bit of rocker flare. Double zipper in front, zippered sides and front zippered pockets, and hand-stitched ribbing accentuate the hips; the vest is halter style with a Sexy Skins signature collar.

Brenda Fox is committed to helping women overcome the challenges related to breast cancer. She says “The motorcycle industry had given me support at a time when my life crashed. Now, I can support others through projects like “Freya”. I am grateful to have the opportunity.”

This is a silent auction. Phone-in bids are accepted for those who do not live nearby. To place your bid or get more information, please call Seacoast Harley Davidson at 603-964- 9959 or 888-333-0001. For questions regarding Freya, please call Sexy Skins Suede and Leather Fashions at 603-969-6684 or email,

The organizers offer special thanks to Sexy Skins Suede and Leather Fashions, Seacoast Harley Davidson, Brenda Fox, MacDonald Leathers, model Joanna Karambelas, photographer Jamie Wade and all those who have donated their time and effort.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Freya, the best lady biker vest ever, is on display at Seacoast Harley Davidson and is waiting for your bid!!! The winner will receive Freya, custom made to fit them! And, can even join me when I go choose their hide!!

Model, Joanna.
Photographs, courtesy of Jamie Wade.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Newburyport, Massachusetts


FLUSH : Funk & Fashion / Newburyport

Host: FLUSH : Funk & Fashion

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009

Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm

Location: The Mission Oak Room
Street: 26 Green Street
City/Town: Newburyport, MA

Beautiful venue in Newburyport, don't miss this one !

Full bar, DJ sets, dance floor, fashion show & music from "FLUSH" performed live from The Head featuring B. Cap, Crystal & GwenLeathers.

The Wire calls it “Part Sly Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, part Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, part R. Kelly and Gangstarr, the music on "Flush" pays tribute to the genres of soul and hip-hop with contemporary takes on 1970s fare.....Each repeated listen enhances appreciation of its comic funk and soulful hip-hop musicology.”

Check out a glimpse of the last show: http://http//

Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door and get you food specials at the Mission Oak Grill and qualify you for prize giveaways.

Drink specials featuring beer from Peak Organic and Hammer & Sickle Vodka!

For further information, pictures & music :

Rockin' the runway at the upcoming show in Newburyport will be Luna Chics, Sexy Skins, Bennett & Company, Ablaze & Top Drawer.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Photographs....

from the shoot with Alan Lee, and Jacket No. 2 and 3, along with The Monster Enegry Drink Bike that was built on The Chopper Challenge TV show.
Photographs, Eric Harryman