Culture Shock 2012 & Summer Beauty Festival

Hey guys! I am SO EXCITED to tell you about some big events going on right now in SL!

First is Culture Shock. It’s this great event celebrating the different cultures of SL residents and creators through fashion, art and music. The sim opened to bloggers, and let me tell you- it is really cool. All sorts of amazing vendors with exclusive items! I think the best part is that 50-100% of every vendor’s profits will be going to Médecins Sans Frontières, so not only do you get to shop for some great stuff but you’re also helping out a great cause!

Culture Shock will be open from May 4- 26. In the photo credits, I’ll asterisk (*) each item that you can find at CS!

Also happening now is the Summer Beauty Festival, which features some great cosmetic items! The festival opened May 1st and will be open till the 25th. I will note the SBF items in the credits with a double asterisk (**).

Credits after break! Continue reading

A Good Kind of Blah

I have been on a Tres Blah kick lately, maybe you’ve noticed? I honestly think that I will eventually own every item int that store. I’m trying to pace myself. Today, I’ve mixed and matched some stuff. This is a tank I’ve shown you before (here), paired with the skirt part of a dress I’ve also shown you before (here).

This skin *dies* is the newest release from Glam Affair, available here. This is the first time I have ever fat packed a skin, but seriously… every single version is beautiful and amazing and I could not choose. I honestly loved (and still love) Leah, but Giselle just blows me away.

Shirt: Tres Blah- Tied Up Tank Top
Skirt: Tres Blah- (skirt part of) Ciao Baby Dress
Necklace: Tres Blah- Beaded Necklace
Shoes: {mon tissu}- Montsegur Pumps
Hair: [elikatira]- Locked
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Pose: Glitterati

Atticus

in my heart I can fly
and I cannot disguise my love
there is no time
and I wouldn’t know how
constellations tonight
are so fiercesomely bright, my love
I have no fear
I am Atticus now

Sweater: Tres Blah- Boyfriend Cardigan
Tank: Tres Blah- Tied Up Tank
Jeans: Tres Blah- Juju Jeans
Shoes: Cracked Mirror- Ruffled Flats
Glasses: bitch.-MESH BC Frames
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: !lamb- Little Star
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Label Motion
Photo location: Lula

Sailors Take Warning

The new collection is out at The Dressing Room Blue! This dress immediately caught my attention. It is absolutely lovely. The only thing I was disappointed about was that I normally wear an XS in standard sizing, but there was no XS option in the pack. I modded my shape to a size S and the dress fit just fine, though. It was definitely worth the little bit of extra effort to wear this great dress. Also, I recently bought this new Magika hair. If you haven’t tried Magika yet, I honestly don’t know what you are waiting for. It is so well done, there are such cute styles… just… go. Go check it out.

Dress: MONS [Summer Love Collection] Vintage LongDress (Available at TDR Blue)
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Magika- Calm
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati
Photo location: Crossing Currents

Tune!!

You know that one song? The one that makes you wanna just crawl inside the speakers and become part of it somehow? I have a lot of those songs in my life. I find new ones all of the time, when I go to my favorite clubs in SL and have the privilege of benefiting from the fabulous musical taste of awesome DJs.

It’s almost the weekend, and I hope you get a chance to find some great clubs and great music before it’s back to the grind on Monday.

Hoodie: NANUK- erland sweatshirt
Tshirt: tres blah- Ripped Up Tee
Pants: Maitreya- Rolled Skinny Jeans
Shoes: *FIR & MNA*- The Twine Shoes (50L from gatcha in store!)
Glasses: bitch.- MESH BC Frames
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: !lamb- Oh Baby Doll
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Poses: Frozen Panty Poses
Photo location: The Velvet (my very favorite club in SL, est. 2006)

This town.

I have a few things to tell you about. First, Lamb Bellic has done it again with some fantastic new releases. There are four new mesh styles in all. All are ponytails. Two have bangs, two don’t. Two drape over the shoulder, two go down the back. I’ll let you think about that for a second, then RUN to !lamb and demo them! After I bought my new favorite hair, I walked across to Tres Blah and grabbed this Kimono. I actually went on a little shopping spree, but I’ll show you the rest of what I got a different time!

Side view of hair:

OK, so the second thing is, I love Tableau. Have you been? It is this super quirky, well done sim with a ton of great stores. Like, really, it’s the who’s who of quirky adorable style: Nylon Outfitters, Fashionably Dead, Lamb, Clawtooth by Clawtooth, Yummy, Wrigglesworths, Paper Couture, Cheeky Pea, Turnip, Tres Blah, Surf Co., Kari, Trompe Loeil, Cheap Makeup, Willow & PDA Poses. Besides that, it’s just a great place to walk around and check out. It’s like a desert town. There are so many pretty, funny, cool, and interesting things to look at. There are even dinosaurs. Seriously, go check it out.

Top: Tres Blah- Relaxed Kimono
Undershirt: Whippet & Buck- Phoenix Swimsuit
Shorts: Doppelganger Inc.- Everyday Jean Shorts
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: !lamb- Oh Baby Doll
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Juxtapose
Photo location: Tableau

Issues!

Hey guys! This is a pretty simple post today because I’ve been having odd buggy issues with my graphics for the last 2 days. For some reason, when shadows are enabled, parts of my hair go missing. It is so weird. Also, on my high-res snapshots, the shadows are all messed up. Here is a look at some photos I took, one with mesh hair, one with non-mesh hair. You can see where the hair is disappearing in some spots and the shadows are completely missing in sections of the snapshots.

So, after 2 days of this nonsense, I downloaded Exodus viewer because I heard it is great for photos. The same thing happened. I reached out to my Plurk friends, and someone suggested I do a full wipe and complete reinstall of Firestorm. I did, but it still didn’t fix the problem. I am baffled. So, for now, I am tired and without shadows. I did take a few more non-buggy shots (sans shadows) of this new {mon tissu} dress, though:

It is seriously so cute. Super well done, and the textures are amazing.

So, there ya have it. If anyone out there has any idea what the shadows issue is caused by, or how to fix it I would LOVE to know! If/when I find a fix, I will definitely do a follow-up post.

*UPDATE: I also updated my drivers, but no dice. Still searching.*

Dress: Mon Tissu- Silk Tucked Pencil Dress
Shoes: Mon Tissu- Sloane Pumps
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Long hair (1st photo): !lamb-  Brand New Lover
Updo (all other photos): [elikatira]- Details
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

UPDATE APRIL 30- Issues: Resolved!

The love that I love…

See, I’m all about them words over numbers, unencumbered numbered words… hundreds of pages, pages, pages for words… more words than I have ever heard and I feel so alive…

…others only read of the love… oh, the love that I love…

Top: Mon Tissu- Ruffled Shell
Pants: Toki Doki- rolled chinos
Glasses: HOC Industries- Rectangle Framed Glasses
Necklace: CONCRETE FLOWERS- TINMAN’S HEART NECKLACE
Shoes: Milk Motion- My vintage heels
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Truth- Barbara
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Juxtapose (found at Pose Fair!)
Photo location: Milk Motion, Cupcake Sim

Priorities

Friend: Hey what’s going on?
Me: Err, nuffin… just trying on these new clothes I got.
Friend: Boring!
Me: Whatever. Dun be jelly! Srsly this stuff is adorableeeeeee! I got these jeans and tops from Eclectic AND the new Burley hairs! OMG… shopgasm!
Friend: Where are you?
Me: At my place, just making outfits n stuff
Friend: TP meh
Me: You just wanna cam me while i change in case SL decides to show you my boobies in between outfits…
Friend:…
Friend: so?
Second Life: Teleport offered to…

And what does he do while I’m hard at work? Ffs…

Of course.

1st photo, left:
Top: Eclectic- Alice Tank Top
Undershirt: J1 Designs- Flower Bikini (without bow attachment worn)
Jeans: Eclectic- Natalia Pants
Feet: Slink- Womens natural barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Burley- GaEun
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

1st photo, right:
Top: Eclectic- Alice Tank Top
Undershirt: Toki Doki- usty bralet
Skirt: Whippet & Buck- Ayla Leather Skirt
Shoes: celoe- zoe.pumps
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: [elikatira]- Other
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

2nd photo:
On me:
Top: Eclectic- Alice Tank Top
Jeans: Eclectic- Natalia Pants
Shoes: fri.day- Dream.Booties
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Burley- Zia II
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
My Pose: Glitterati
(Skybox & Decor from LISP Bazaar, Tatty Soup, Cheeky Pea, and Barnesworth Anubis)
On Dain Rexen: *shrugs* You’ll have to ask him!

Sleeping In

Again last night I had that strange dream where everything was exactly how it seemed… Don’t wake me, I plan on sleeping in.

Stop everything, and scratch the sleeping in. Go to Burley right NOW and check out this adorable new hair. Then, feel free to crawl back into bed and listen to The Postal Service with me.

Top: Tres Blah- Neato Sweatshirt
Jeans: Maitreya- Rolled Skinny Jeans
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Burley- Zia II
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Bed: LISP Bazaar- Nargokot Bed Sunrset