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IN SEARCH OF MISSING DESIGNERS: Celestial Studios and Frangipani Designs

I have been watching these for a while now and figured since my previous post in this category was a good topic, I would post another pair.

Celestial Studios – Starley Therian

There is probably very few who have not heard of Celestial Studios or Starley Therian or both.   A member of the Quad (C.S., Last Call (now occupied by Lyra Muse’s Jaywalk), Canimal, and ETD), Starley was mainly popular for her skins.  Any minor announcement of a skin sale and the place was PACKED.  Starley also made high quality clothes, shoes and hair.  A recent addition to her store was her sister’s designs, LaLa FooFoo.

But alas, all has been silent on the Celestial front.  Starley’s blog has not seen any updates since late March (  The in-world group notices are empty, so who only recalls when the last message was sent.  And the store seems, on a whole, unchanged.  The group list shows that Starley has been in-world rather recently.  So instead of missing designers, maybe this is just missing designs.

Frangipani Designs – Rach Snookums

Frangipani Designs had evolved into a nice assortment of quality clothing, hair and other stuff (some jewelry, some shoes).  The textures Rach used were crisp and full of detail.  Her designs were fresh and helped make your girlie avatar look like a girl.  Each new hair release showed her talent evolving with every new style. 

But now, what happened?  Rach’s blog has not had an update since early March (  The subscribeomatic’s last activity was the end of March, in which Rach was in the middle of giving out prizes to random shoppers.  The store (either side) does not appear to have changed as of recent.  And unless you are in a group with Rach or are her friend, no one can tell if she is still about.

Anyone have the trail to these missing designers/designs?  Feel free to comment!

~*~ Aly ~*~


June 26, 2008 - Posted by | In Search of Missing Designers


  1. Rach Snookums was logged in last 6/26/2008. 🙂 So she has not gone missing.

    Comment by Mr. Kimi | June 26, 2008

  2. Yay! Thank you Mr. Kimi! Now its just in search of missing designs. ;o)

    Comment by alyshassl | June 26, 2008

  3. Im a bit confused here. Whats the difference if a designer takes a hiatus from SL and designing for awhile?

    Unless you have a customer service issue that has gone unanswered, why dont you find something else to inquire about? You may not want to know what the reasons are, and perhaps the designer doesnt feel its your business either.

    Comment by Sunshine Kukulcan | June 26, 2008

  4. Sunshine – I can understand your point and I am in no way implying anything or assuming anything.

    Most times, designers announce that they are taking a break for whatever reasons, and they are certainly entitled to that (as are we all, both in RL and SL). And I certainly – nor does anyone else – do not need to know the reason for their wanting to do that unless they choose to share it.

    It is simply curiousity. Loyal shoppers walk into their stores, looking for something new and fresh, and they don’t see it. That is all that these posts are put here for. Simple curiousity and hopes that they are ok, human being to human being.

    After all, that’s what a blog is for – to post one’s thoughts.

    Thanks for the comment!

    Comment by alyshassl | June 26, 2008

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