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



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!