Friday, January 21, 2011

The Circle of Life

New Cuff Design from Sexy Skins!

The Circle of Life is an intricate and sophisticated leather cuff and arm band, yet it embodies a simplistic style with an ease of wear. Its design was inspired by the circle, an ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, and infinity. The circle represents the strength of the human spirit, and for the artist and his relationship with his craft; the meld of head, hand and heart.

The focal piece in The Circle of Life is a 2" diameter gunmetal ring. Attached to each side of the ring, are two 5/8" wide by 4" long leather straps. A total of six heavy duty gunmetal snaps secure ring and straps onto the cuff base. Ring and straps are completely detachable from cuff base, making the Circle of Life adjustable to fit wrist/arm size 6 1/2" up to 12 1/2". All measurements are approximate.

The Circle of Life is hand crafted using 5-7 ounce Latigo Leather. All the edges and the back are finished and burnished smooth.

This item can be custom made to fit but will add 2-4 weeks onto the delivery time.


All our designs are original, all patterns are constructed by our designer, and everything in our line is meticulously hand-crafted, which is why we guarantee our workmanship 100%. For more information regarding store policies, go to our shop home page and click "Store Policies".

♥ Made to Order. For custom orders, delivery time will vary. If you should have a specific date you need your item or are in a rush, we will meet your deadline. Please contact us with your concerns regarding delivery times.

♥ Inquiries and custom orders call 603-969-6684, or email

Monday, January 10, 2011

Be Mine....

Just over a month away from the “Lover’s Holiday”, I thought it would be fitting for me to suggest some gift ideas sure to make that special someone in your life is, “Sexy Skins” happy.

As a reminder…

Sexy Skins is NH Magazine's BEST of 2010 for Custom

• Specializing in Custom Designed and Hand Crafted Leather
Clothing and Accessories
• Sexy Skins woman's clothing is designed for a
woman's body - designed to enhance and support
• Sexy Skins designs and
patterns are original.
• We believe in the "perfect fit" and provide custom
service to alter a current design to suit your needs, body type and size, in
person AND on-line (call or email for details).
• We guarantee you will feel
sexy in your Sexy Skins!

♥ Gift Certificates makes the perfect gift, especially if you would like to see your lover wearing leather and you’re unsure of her size and measurements.

Available in denominations from $10.00, and Visa and MasterCard accepted when you phone in your order, 603-969-6684.

Gift Certificates can also be purchased from our shop:

♥ Accessories from our Leather L ♥ V E Line will make the perfect Valentine Day gift. After all, what says love more than beautiful leather adorned with a heart? And 10% of each sale is donated to The American Cancer Society, or The American Hospice Foundation. Should you have a preference, please let us know in the “notes to seller” section when placing your order.

The L ♥ V E Hip Bag or Purse, The L O V E Belt, and the L O V E Pouch Large in Brown:

The L O V E Pouch Large Brown:
The L O V E Hip Bag or Purse, Brown:
The L O V E Belt, Brown:

The L ♥ V E Pouch Small and Medium in Brown:

The L O V E Pouch Small Brown:
The L O V E Pouch Medium Brown:

The L ♥ V E Cuff:

The L O V E Cuff:

The L ♥ V E Belt in Black:

The L O V E Belt Black:

In Black is, The L ♥ V E Hip Bag, The L ♥ V E Belt, The L ♥ V E Cuff and Key Chain:

The L O V E Hip Bag or Purse Black:
The L O V E Key Chain:

The L ♥ V E Pouches available in 3 sizes in Black:

LOVE Pouch Small, BLACK:
LOVE Pouch Medium, BLACK:
LOVE Pouch Large, BLACK:

♥ Red, the color of love, and the...Li’l Red Devil:

The Li'L Red Devil Lambskin Leather Skirt :
The Li'L Red Devil Top:

The X-Cuff with 5 colors to choose from including Valentine Red, is "X-tra special, X-tra pretty and X-tra sparkly:

Red X-Cuff:
To shop for X-Cuff in other colors, Check out Black Titivations Collection:

For Him, nothing could be more rock-in-roll and sexy than The Trilogie Cuff:

Trilogie Cuff:

♥ For those seeking something of the seductive in nature, then The Black Dream Top and Panty is sure to spice things up:

The Black Dream Panty:
Matching Black Dream Lambskin Halter:

The Zen Cuff is simple in design, yet sexy, and looks hot on him and her:

The Zen Cuff:

The Kiss-Me, another perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and it's not just because of the name….this Sexy Skins looks marvelous on women of all ages, sizes, and shapes because, it was designed to do so:

The Kiss-Me made to order:
And available for immediate shipment:

The Unisex Trinity Cuff…triple the seductiveness in an understated design. Available in Brown Leather with either Turquoise or Coral colored stones, and upon request, can be made in Black leather with Turquoise colored stones:

The Trinity Cuff Brown and Turquoise:

The Trinity Cuff Brown and Coral:

The Twist Braid Cuff belongs on the wrist of a man…so sexy. Also for her:

The Twist Braid for Him:
The Twist Braid for Her:

♥ Should Ruffles and Romance be more your style, The Baby Doll corset halter and skirt will tickle your fancy:

The Baby Doll Corset Halter:
The Baby Doll Black Lambskin Leather Skirt:

The Spirit Cuffs, for Him and Her, available in Brown and Black, and in sets. Designed for New England Walkers for Knockers (The Avon Walk). For every sale of The Spirit Cuff, Sexy Skins will donate $1.00 to the cause:

Hers Black: Brown:
His Black:
His Brown:
His and Hers Black:
His and Hers Brown:

So there you have it. A place to start. Remember, should you have any questions, need advice, or just want to bounce some ideas around regarding having a custom piece created just for you, Sexy Skins is just a phone call or email away!

Here’s wishing your Valentine’s Day is full of romance and undying love….Sexy Skins style!


A New Year Resolution....

We all make them, although I’m not sure why because myself, I never seem to keep them. I think that is because once a month or two passes, I seem to forget what it was I proclaimed I would change which is ridiculous since it’s pretty similar from year to year; I will eat less, exercise more, go to bed and rise earlier, work less with more family time, get more organized, motivated, driven and focused...yada, yada, yada. Rest assured, “Eating less” makes the list year after year.

I have always struggled with self-image which is why eating less makes my New Year’s Resolution list time and again. I grew up in a household where being slightly overweight was frowned upon. Thin was in. We were teased. We were insulted. One time when I responded enthusiastically with “Cheerleader Daddy!” to the, “what do you want to be when you grow up” question asked of every child, my Father burst into laughter and replied, “You will never be a cheerleader with those thighs” . As you can imagine, that was not something I found hysterical nor did I appreciate my dream being shattered in that way. I spent my teenage years as a cheerleader in an attempt to prove him and his memory wrong.

It has been decades since then, and I have not forgotten what was said on that day. I have spent years trying to forget those words and erase the hurt they left behind. On occasion, I have had “light bulb moments” where I finally see things as an adult should. Other times, I become that 8 year old little girl again, forgetting who I am and what is important. I have to remind myself of what it was I should have been told as a child and that even though perfection does not exist, how nice it would have been if the people who gave me life had helped me to believe that I was close to it, just the way I was and regardless of my size and shape.

If we have the belief that we are not good enough, thin enough, pretty enough, _______enough (you fill in the blank), of course we are not going to be. And if we feel a void or emptiness from not being enough, then we will find things to fill it like excessive food, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and even sex. If we could just accept ourselves with our faults, weaknesses, and the less appealing attributes we all seem to possess, then maybe we would not need to find ways of filling that void. If we could embrace our uniqueness, we would feel less empty and in its place maybe we would feel peace and contentment and actually like the person we are. And, maybe now we would be able to identify what is truly important in our lives, and focus on achieving our goals and living our dreams. Just maybe….

This year of 2011 my resolution will come from my heart because I have learned when it comes from the heart, the mind will follow. Change starts from within. So I, with resoluteness, will remind myself each day that I am beautiful; inside and out, mind, body and soul, regardless of shape and size, wealth and fame, status and success. I invite you to join me. Together, let’s make 2011 the year our dreams come true!

This blog entry, albeit of personal nature, I feel has much to do with the business of leather and Sexy Skins. So many have expressed to me a desire to be sexy but don't feel sexy because in their own mind, they don't see themselves that way and for different reasons. Sexy is a state of mind. Sexy comes in all sizes, shapes, ages, and colors. Sexy shows no prejudice. Get your sexy on in 2011!

Women of all sizes and shapes wearing Sexy Skins...myself included.

Please feel free to leave comments and share your journey with me below. ♥

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Charities We Support....

Through the five years Sexy Skins has been in business, we have donated gift certificates as well as product to help individuals who are faced with personal health issues and hardships. We have also made donations to organizations such as The Jimmy Fund, and the Portsmouth FireFighters Charitable Association. In 2009, we joined with a team of artisans/businesses from around the country called, Etsy Project Embrace.
"Etsy Project Embrace began to support someone touched by cancer and continues to do so. The team's purpose is to reach out to those affected by the disease, create awareness and raise money for cancer research. "This is an incredible group of people whose bonding power could be summed up in these four words: altruism, advocacy, awareness and love. We are all about giving strength, hope and courage to each other and those in need no matter where they are,” explains team leader Kristin."

The ACS Etsy Project Embrace Team has surpassed its goal and collectively raised, $17,286.97.

Sexy Skins donates to ACS Team EPE 10% of each sale from our "Leather L ♥ V E Line". On December 31, we made our final donation for 2010 to the American Cancer Society, of $106.00, our best donation as of yet, for a total donation amount of $151.00. This to some, might not be much nor have we met our fundraising goal, but this is a feat I am very proud of, for it is because of your support we have been able to contribute. This disease has hit close to home in 2007 with the deaths of both my sister and Mother. So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sexy Skins "Leather L ♥ V E Line":

Another charitable organization which Sexy Skins has shown support is one I'm sure you all have heard of...The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. In the summer of 2010 we met Brenda Smith of New England Walkers for Knockers. Shortly after, Sexy Skins became involved in NEW-4K's First Annual Breast Cancer Ride and After Ride Bash. You can read about the event's success here.

Sexy Skins put on one fabulous fashion show at the Bash, and we donated the beautiful Midnight Heaven Halter raising $300.00 in raffle sales. We also designed The Spirit Cuffs for the Cure (for Him and Her), donating $1.00 from the sale of each cuff which on it's own raised $100.00 for The Avon Walk. Not quite reaching our goal, but again, I am extremely grateful for the support from all of you!!

As we enter into the new year, Sexy Skins will continue to show our support for these two great charitable organizations with the continued sales of The Spirit Cuffs, and the Leather L ♥ V E Line, however we will be adding a third charitable organization to our list, The American Hospice Foundation. Both my family members spent their last moments under their care where I got to experience how amazingly wonderful and gifted the hospice staff truly are. I am eternally grateful for the love and compassion they demonstrated to my loved ones and my family during such a horrific time.

My love and devotion to Sexy Skins; our beautiful line of products and our customers, will continue to be my driving force and what inspires me to march on with hope, faith, and belief that 2011 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for all! Many blessings and much love and thanks to you! Happy New Year!