culture shock

Cheeky Pea’s Kitchen @ The Second Life Home and Garden Expo

This year for the Second Life Home and Garden Expo, Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea has worked her heart out. Not only did she make the fabulous Collie Home she also made a brand new Kitchen and Bathroom set. In this post I am showing the brand new Hampton Kitchen which is worth checking out as her exhibit at the Expo shines above and beyond expectations.

Now I snagged this bit of info from her Flickr page for those of you into the primmy important bits:

Hampton Kitchen
Stools – 2 prims ea, corner counter – 27 prims
Jars on counter – 15 Prims, Shelf w/accs – 18 prims,
Extractor hood – 4 prims, fridge w/ contents – 24 prims,
broom cupboard – 3 prims, island – 8 prims

Island has 6 single and 3 couples animations
Sink has 3 animations, range 2 single animations, and counter top 3 single anims
all copy.mod.notrans

As you can see you can have a beautifully done kitchen without sacrificing any important features with a more than reasonable impact on your land in regards to prims.

I am wearing this beautiful dress from Spright that is available at Culture shock. To wear this dress and make the textures rez you must edit something and then select it and go to the texture tab and wait for it to load. Without doing that I could not load the dress but a friend tipped me off to that secret. My poses in this post are from /Geez/.

Culture Shock 2012 is coming, are you ready?

Culture Shock 2 brought to us from CHIC Management is opening on May 4th and it is shaping up to be even more amazing then last year. I was able to sneak under the velvet ropes for a blogger preview yesterday and found many things that I just HAD TO HAVE.

The second annual “Culture Shock” event in May 2012 (May 4th – May 26th) aims to be an important event for the Secondlife fashion culture. Celebrating trends and trendsetters within our business, and incorporating music and art, all with reflections of our own personal first life cultures depicted in our creations. The chosen Charity for the second year in a row is Médecins Sans Frontières

Pictured above with me is Adriana Juriya, who is a new blogger with an up and coming blog that sat with me as I went through my treasures. So far my favorite items include this Vista home from the wonderful Ulaa Coronet. Funky Junk, if you will makes some of my favorite homes on the grid and I knew that I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on this house, it’s perfect and I will do my best to tell you why.

Now if I remember correctly Ms. Funky Junk is donating half of the proceeds to the Médecins Sans Frontières from the Vista home and she has three items that you can see in these photos (the pond, the mini planters and the large planter) which is going 100% to Charity, so she really has stepped up her game with these high quality products, showing us just how big her heart is. Thats the one thing I am always amazed about SL, the giving and generous spirit of some of us out there. Ulaa Coronet is a class act.

As you can see, I hope the House is gorgeous. My graphics are not the most fanciest out there but the house is well built and has a kitchen, living room, dining room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. This would make the perfect home for a family or for a couple that wants an office. I can’t wait to decorate it all up and have it look cute as a button!

For this post I am wearing the beautiful 100% Donation dress from Celoe and in my hands is the blush colored donation item from Mon Tissu. I do hope you plan on coming to visit the event on the 4th, it will be well worth your time. For Maps and more information, visit here:

More Baistice at Culture Shock

One of the must see shops at Culture Shock is Baiastice. They have released most of the Spring line for 2011 at that very venue and this is one of the most beautiful formal gowns that I have seen in awhile. I really do love the ribbon that goes around your neck and trails down the spine.

This Princess Carriage that I am using is a prop from Glitterati and it comes with 20 different poses in it and two horse and a cute little mouse footman for the carriage. If you grew up loving fairy tales and Cinderella like I did then this prop is most definately for you.

The skin that I have on is from League, it is the Sia wrecked version and the hair is Tanya from Truth, still one of the lovilest updos that I’ve seen to date.

Atomic @ Culture Shock!

Quick Post but do check out the new shirts from Atomic at Culture Shock for 100L each, there is one for guys too. If you buy the white 50% of it goes to the Charity. The skin is also set for half of it to go to the Charity which is fantastic. I really love the sweetness in the face of this skin. There are even demos and the skin comes with four makeup optioms.

I’m also wearing hair from Lamb, Glitter Hot Pants from Leezu, Pose from Glitterati, fishnets from Erratic and boots from Gos.

Ispachi releases Portia at Culture Shock

It’s not often that I go out to events and buy skins but Portia from Ispachi caught my eye yesterday at the opening of Culture Shock and I had to pick up this skin. It’s a really lovely face and body, something that you need to get your butt over to Culture Shock to check out.. and if this isn’t enough reason there are a gazillion other stores with new releases!

The Rest is not from Culture shock. You can get the hair from Truth, the dress from Leezu and the Pose from Glitterati!

Baiastice warms up Culture Shock

Sissy Pessoa of Baiastice is perhaps one of the sweetest creators in Second Life.

I always see her items at these events for charities and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to her a few times and you can just tell that she is a good person with a great heart. She is one of the designers that I personally look up to in Second Life with her wide, wide range of creative and stunning products. She is a class act all the way. She just seems to always come out with something new and innovative and her designs are breathtakingly gorgeous that evolve as we evolve in Second Life. I have a deep respect and admiration for her.

But fangirling aside this dress speaks for itself. It comes with several options and sizes and one of the skirt options comes with an AO and the pose that I used in this photo is from the AO in the skirt.

This particular color if you purchase it also donates half of the proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors without Borders which is such a worthwhile cause and I’m happy to see that the donation items are going to such a cause. As a shopper its nice to see products that if I purchase them part of it goes to a worthwhile charity. Culture Shock runs from May 1st – May 22nd so do plan on checking it out for this dress and many other lovely creations.

The Living Picture

Tableau vivant (plural: tableaux vivants) is French for “living picture.” The term describes a striking group of suitably costumed actors or artist’s models, carefully posed and often theatrically lit. Throughout the duration of the display, the people shown do not speak or move.” As told by the Wiki. Here in Second life Tableau Vivant is a new brand started by Aida Ewing and M4ri1yn Magic of Glam Affair

But soon you can get a sneak peek of Tableau Vivant at the opening of Culture Shock 2011 and you can even by some of the pieces to help you create your own living picture. Also while you are there make sure you join the group Kiosk as there is a group gift for joining and well I got a look at it and I’m quite excited to use that in a photo as well.

My skin is from Glam affair it is the new Monica, and my jewelry is from Rozoregalia.

Culture Shock Preview!

So I walked around Culture Shock yesterday and a few things really caught my eye. I love the skins from Pink Fuel which I am wearing the Candied one and come on its only 500L and half of it goes to charity. It’s an AWESOME skin. I also have on a dress from one of my favorite stores that is at Culture shock.. it is the Secret Store and I think that everything thing Maylee Oh makes is wonderful. This dress is adorable and even comes with a butt alpha layer.

I’m wearing these pretty nails from je suis which you pick the base color and then… it’s cool because you can pick what color hearts go on your nails! They are really nice.

The shoes are from [ m ] and they are woo-den heels and to be honest I had to play with these for a long time to get them to fit and if you are going to wear these you must make sure that your rendervolumelod factor is bumped up in the advanced menu debug settings otherwise they will not look as nice. make sure you demo these shoes before you buy them.

Culture Shock looks to be a very exciting event and I will have more great finds to show you!