Culture Shock 2011– Peeking at Acid & Mala and Miao

Event Organizer Keira Seerose and Chic Management’s latest project, Culture Shock 2011 kicks off May 1, and will run thru May 22, 2011. Approximently 174 designers will be releasing new items, with a 50-100% of their sales going to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).  The event is sponsored by Modavia and promisses to be an event you wont want to miss.

Lost at Culture Shock and need to find where you’re at? – Culture Shock 2011 Map

Need to quickly get on AutoTP to your favorite stores at Culture Shock? – Culture Shock SLURLS List

Opens Midday Sunday, May 1, SLT.

CS2011 - Acid & Mala and Miao

When I saw the donation items from Acid & Mala, I immediately fell in love with the bright colors, and the peasant look, which I always love any day.  You can get varying packages, and mix and match for different looks.  For the shorter top, I thought of my old favorite skirt from PixelDolls, and I love how they fit together, but it works great with the coordinating skirt, and would be great with shorts or jeans for a casual look. I also liked the full dress look for a very festive summery feel. All the items are available in other great color combinations also. The jewelry is from Miao, and is also available at Culture Shock.  It comes scripted for various colors of both metal and stone, so you can tailor it to your preference, if you can manage to choose from all the great options. I loved how the reds matched perfectly with my outfits, I don’t often accessorize in SL, usually because I’m accessory lazy and never take the time to find what works with what (I have much the same issue with shoes and tend to wear the same ones over and over in basic blacks, or stay barefoot, as I am here) so I was delighted to find it so easily matched like it was all meant to be.

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Remember, it doesn’t open til Midday, Sunday May 1st, so you still have time as of the posting of this, to prepare a bit, which is always a good idea for events where there will likely be more lag then anything.  You may even want to wait a day or so before trying to get in, but when you do, do the usual primming down your AV, tweaking your viewer, and boosting your ‘puter.

Credits :

Hair – Elikatira – About – Essentials Collection – Brown 08, Past – Essentials Collection – Black 04, Want – Essentials Collection – Red 08
Skin – Tuli – Gina – Tan – Equinox, Make Up – Lips – Sienna
Top – Acid & Mala –  Boho Chic Mini Top – Orange-Red, Boho Chic Shirt – Orange+Red  (For Culture Shock – Available May 1)
Skirts – PixelDolls – 2811 Long Black Velvet Skirt, Boho Long Skirt – Orange+Red (For Culture Shock – Available May 1)
Jewelry – Miao – Journey Bangle Bracelet, Lila Earrings (For Culture Shock – Available May 1)
Eyes –  Poetic Colors – Dark Wood
Poses – Glitterati – Various Stands

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Culture Shock 2011 – Sneaking a Peek with Miamai

Event Organizer Keira Seerose has been at it again, and this time I suspect she’s outdone herself.  Kiera puts together some fun shopping events, which also raise awareness, and give back to RL, of various RL issues.  Her latest project, Culture Shock 2011 kicks off May 1, and will run thru May 22, 2011. Approximently 174 designers will be releasing new items, with a portion of their sales going to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

CS2011 - Miamai Joja

Miamai will be one of the participating designers, and will be releasing a few new items.  One, is the Jojo top, which I love for its rich colors and flirtiness.  I chose to wear it with my fave pants from Zaara for a dressy casual look, but it would be great with a skirt, jeans, or shorts too.  Next, I wear the Keyla Mini Dress, also being released by Miamai at Culture Shock.  It’s bright and colorful,  perfect for those upcoming warm summer nights.

CS2011 - Miamai Keyla

Culture Shock starts Sunday, May 1, so get started now cleaning your inventory, scheduling some time on your calander, purchasing Lindens, or whatever else you need to do to go to this great and worthy event. It’s one you will not want to miss, I promise.

Credits :

Skin – Tuli – Gina – Tan – Equinox, Make Up – Lips – Sienna
Hair – Elikatira – Just– Brown 08, Follow – Black 04
Top – Miamai – Jojo – Blue (For Culture Shock – Available May 1)
Pants – Zaara – Ishaya – Black
Dress – Miamai – Keyla – Blue (For Culture Shock- Available May 1)
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Dark Wood
Poses – Glitterati and ImpEle (Not currently available) – Various Stands

Psst – Don’t Tell, It’s a Secret!

Saturday I woke to a delightful rumor….I had to go check it immediately, and …it was true! A sale at Elikatira!!! Be still my hair lovin heart!!! I fondly remember many an Elika sale, fighting the lag, stocking up on all the missing hairstyles to complete my collections. What a fun way to start a holiday weekend!!! Before I knew it, hair packs were dropping in my inventory! I’ve no idea which I’ll wear first!!! I saw Jeni log in and sent her a TP (I didn’t tell her the secret) so she could come have some shopping fun too!

Girlfriends Got Secrets

Don’t tell anyone where you heard it from but, if you love hair, and if you love Elika (and who doesn’t love both?) then get yourself over to Elikatira ASAP, the Secret Sale ends Monday night at Midnight. You seriously will be kicking yourself it you don’t. My Fave Essentials pack is on sale for 90L, regular color packs are 80L, and the Everything pack is 440L. I was there early, there wasn’t much lag, but that may not be the case the rest of the weekend, so plan ahead and dress down, both yourself and your viewer. You might also want to purchase the demos on Marketplace to save time, and make a list of the ones you want to buy when you get to the store.

Secret About

Secret Past

Secret Want

I snapped a few quick shots in a random sampling of the hairs I got today, and no doubt I’ll be back for more, I’ve got my list ready! Stop reading and get over there and check some hairstyles off your list!!! But shhhh…don’t tell!!! Remember, its a secret!

Credits :
Hair – Elikatira – About – Essentials Collection – Brown 08, Past – Essentials Collection – Black 04, Want – Essentials Collection – Red 08
Skin – Tuli – Gina – Tan – Equinox, Make Up – Lips – Sienna
Shirts – League – Ribbon Tied Tanktop – Sunny, Surf Co. – Hermana Tank – Black
Jeans – Ladies Who Lunch – Billie Jeans – Vintage
Shoes – Miel – Ant Flats – Nero
Eyes – A.D.D Andel– Love Affair Eyes – Ice Lights, Poetic Colors – Dark Wood
AO’s – Oracul
Poses – Reasonable Desires Poses – Various Stands

Jenica wears – Hair – Elikatira, Skin – Tuli – Zoe, Shirt – Sn@tch, Jeans – LWL, Eyes – Umedama Holic, Feet – SLink.

A Friday Shopping Quicky with Fri.day and League

Shopping!!! Friday is often a fun day for shopping in SL. Today was one of those days. I love my purchases so thought I’d do a quicky post to share them. It’s been a busy RL day, so quicky hasn’t been as quick as I’d hoped but…quicker then it usually is when it comes to my kind of quickies!

Friday Shopping

First thing I always do on a Friday is check the Fifty Linden Friday list. I delighted today to see some favorite shopping stops on it, and immediately found myself on AutoTP to Fri.day. I grabbed up the Low.rise jeans, in a special color for the sale, for I’ve been wearing another color lately and loving them, and knew I had to have these too. I love the light color, just perfect for spring. If you don’t get a chance to get them for the FLF sale, they are definitely worth grabbing in another color, especially while they are still on the Spring Sale….half price!!…thru the 17th. Next, I was off to League. There, I was totally distracted by a new release!! The new Ribbon Tied Tank in Sunny immediately got my attention and found its way to my inventory. I am loving it, the prim ties all fit with only placement adjustments, and I love how it looks with my new jeans. The longer I wore the tank, and jeans, the more I loved both. There were new shorts there too, but as I’m in a RL Winter Storm today, I’m just not in the mood today for bared legs, but I’m sure they’ll eventually find their way to my inventory as well as a celebratory blog post.

Catty Squishy

The rest of my day was spent lounging around with some of my KittyCatS (Sprout and Sugarplum shown here) while RL kept me well distracted with only intermittent SL time. If you’re in the Glitterati VIP group, you should find a comfy lounging-around-all-day-on-a-snowy-Friday Squishy Sofa in the group notices. If you’re not in the group, you certainly should get in there, this group is well worth the joining fee.
Credits:
Skin – Tuli – Zoe – Sunkissed – Purity
Hair – Elikatira – Theory – Essentials Collection – Brown 08, Later – Essentials Collection – Brown 08
Shirts – League – Ribbon Tied Tanktop – Sunny
Jeans – Fri.day – Low.rise Jeans – Faded – Fifty Linden Friday
Shoes – Miel – Ant Flats – Nero
Eyes – Curio – Tragic Eyes – Dark Brown – Shine
Sprout and Sugarplum – KittyCatS
Poses – Glitterati – Various Stands, Squishy Sofa – VIP Group Gift (4/14/2011 – Join Fee)

Let’s Get Digital!!

Berry started it. (See Strawberry Singh’s Body challenge) Jeni did it. (See earlier post on this blog) I decided to do it too! *Hums along to Olivia Newton John in her head* There is even a Flickr group, as everyone’s body talks in digits. I do believe that yes, this is a conspiracy to get the Grid in their next to nothings, but who am I to argue against that?

Catty Digits

I rummaged around and found one of my most luscious lingerie sets, from Zaara, and out came the camera. I have this Kanti set in a range of colors, because of course, my motto with Zaara, and a handful of other designers is “Just buy the Fat Pack” cuz you know you’ll not be able to stop at just one option! Maybe its the late hour, but the red suited my mood for tonight.

Catty Papered

Earlier tonight, while putting together some pics for a post about the Fri.day Spring Sale, on thru the 17th, I heard a rumor that Elika had new hair out, and off I went to check it out, grabbing Jeni along since I knew she’d be wanting it as much as I. I’m also realizing I need an Elika motto – “Just skip the demos and go straight to the Essentials Collection” It wasn’t long before I was rushing off home to put on my new hair, I love it! I wonder which of us will be yanking the other off to the next release! If I manage to get some sleep before I have to get the MiniMe up for school, hopefully I’ll get some pics done showing off my favorite vest and some other Fri.day things to enable some shopping during this too good to miss sale.

Credits:
Skin – Tuli – Zoe – Fair – Bare, Makeup Pic 1 – Lips – Rosebud, Pic 2 – Lips – Ruin, Brows – Black
Hair – Elikatira – Later – Essentials Collection – Black 04, Paper – Essentials Collection – Black 04
Lingerie – Zaara – Kanti Set – Crimson
Shirts – Fri.day – Basic Cami – White, Halter Vest – Black
Eyes – Curio – Tragic Eyes – Dark Brown – Shine
Poses – Glitterati – Head Shots, Everglow – Various

SLife is a Bowl of Berries Inc With a Side Order of Elika

There are a few shops in SL that seem to be on my AutoTP – when a new sale or new release notice is sent out ..I tend to find myself flying off to their store almost before the notice opens for me. This past weekend brought news of a sale at Berries Inc – 50% pretty much all the goodies thru April 18. I’ve been meaning to get a blog post done about this delicious store for some time now, and I decided this was the perfect time to do it so that more get the opportunity to get over there and get some new yummy clothes. As I was preparing to take pics, a notice from Elikatira dropped, and AutoTP hit again (Jeni seems to have AutoTP too…she was there at Elika soon as that notice hit too!!)!! This time, new hair…perfect for the pics I was planning. I just love the Essentials Collection in Elika hair…it offers not only my usual black but a great selection of other colors too for spicing things up.

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I love Berries Inc’s casual, wearable styles. The colors are soft and the textures are so comfy feeling. Summse (Designer/Owner of Berries Inc) always manages to get the textures and designs just right for casual, sexy looks. The Mel shirt is one of my all time favorite shirts, often worn with various jeans or shorts. I’ve got it in two colors, so far…and surely will be getting more before this sale is over. It’s great for a more “revealing” look, or over a tank or bra too if you want a little more coverage.

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Berries has dresses too. Shown here is one of my faves, it’s fun and flirty, but you’ll have to go buy one for yourself, if you want to check out the revealing back.

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The Berries Spring Sale runs thru April 18, so don’t delay long. Take time to enjoy the Sim while you are there too, the shop/sim also ranks among my favorites too for deco (not for sale)! Now that this post is finally done, I can head on over to Fri.day for their sale…50% off thru the 17th of April. Shopping!! *waves and runs*

Credits:
Skin – Belleza – Erika – Fair (Past Group Gift)
Hair – Elikatira – Theory – Brown 08, Black 04
Shirt 1 – Berries Inc – Matilda Top – Choco
Dress – Berries Inc – Bomb Dress- Grey/Pink
Shirt 2 – Berries Inc – Mel Shirt – Light Grey
Jeans – Berries Inc – Lazy Sunday (Previous Sale item)
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Lava Dust
Poses – Everglow – Random

GLANCE Front Row 2011 – JANE gets BENT! Exclusively

The GLANCE Front Row 2011 RFL event runs thru the month of April, and is just too good to miss. It’s full of new, previously unreleased, and exclusive items from many of our favorite designers, and 100% of all sales goes to RFL.

The first items to catch my eye are from JANE. JANE is an adorable shop which is owned by Janie Marlowe, formerly of Mischief. If you were a Mischief fan, you’ll love the new JANE, and if you are unfamiliar with Janie’s designs, you need to fix that now and get over there for she has many wearable dresses, sweaters and other goodies.

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With these exclusive new items for GLANCE Front Row’s RFL event, you’ve a perfect opportunity to go check JANE out and get some new dresses too. I chose the shirt option of one of the Lucidity dress to wear with a fave pair of Jeans from League. Poses shown are also exclusive GLANCE Front Row items, from Bent! You know you can never have enough poses, so head on over there and help RFL and get some new poses too.

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For more info on GLANCE and the 2011 Front Row event, read more about it at their website. Read more about RFL of SL at their official site and find more on giving back to RL thru SL. I am amazed by the RFL activities to be found in SL, and I am proud and honored to have been given the opportunity to be one of the official bloggers for GLANCE, so keep an eye out and I will try to get as many of these great offerings as my router, ISP and RL will allow.

Credits:
Skin – Tuli – Zoe – Pale – Bare, Makeup – Lips – Ruin
Hair – Elikatira – Comfort(VIP Collection) – Current Group Gift (3/25/11)
Dress – JANE – Anna – GLANCE Front Row Exclusive
Top – JANE – Lucidity – GLANCE Front Row Exclusive (also includes dress version)
Jeans – League – Garage Jeans – Cool Blue
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Frozen Silver
Poses – Bent! – Various GLANCE Front Row Exclusives