Saturday, May 19, 2012

Culture Shock

Life in the mall was always hectic, not that bright, shiny, piped in music and crowds of happy people clutching plastic sacks of purchases way of malls from the time before. The malls now were the walkways of the sky, only marginally safer than the rubbish strewn streets far below. Even walking through the better zones you were just as likely to get caught in the crossfire of a laser fight between mall militia and gang members as you were to spot a bargain deal in the high priced stores. Illya had had enough for one night. She worked in one of the darker clubs in the sanctioned bar zone, the kind frequented by the rich kids looking for a thrill, one where their richer parents would hate to think of them being, but which held a much lower death rate than others in the lower levels of the mall. Heading away from the pounding headache of noise created by different genres of music all competing within the confined space she moved quickly towards the blue zone.

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It was quieter here, the stores mostly winding down in the small hours of the morning, a few, not staffed 24 hours, were shuttered and dark. Smiling to herself as she passed by a couple getting hot and heavy in the shadows she walked on, not disturbing them, her boot heels clicking alternately on concrete and metal gratings, no fine marble down here. Pausing in front of a store window, she checked her reflection in the glass, as a blue light glowed, scanning her head to foot. With a soft hiss the glass panel slid back and to the side, allowing her to step on through. As she emerged again, hair teased high, the piercings replaced on her face. The skimpy work outfit discarded, she was now wrapped in black web, each thread woven with care, fine as silk, harder than steel. She was ready to greet the friends who awaited her, ready to start her own night out in the darkest depths the mall and the streets beyond had to offer.

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Culture Shock is back! The “Culture Shock” event in May 2012 (May 4th – May 26th) is a large and important event in Second Life 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. It is brought to you by CHIC Management ( and sponsored by Modavia Productions.

174 store are showcasing their products, including a minimum of 1 new and exclusive item each – contributing 50 – 100% of their profit to charity. While you are there - be sure to check out the amazing artworks decorating the walls on the ousides of many stores.

The charity chosen is Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. Committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising awareness of the plight of the people they help.

You can find the sim here...

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Dress :  [*RD*]*Sugar & Cyanide Dress-Black*  150L  50% Profits to Médecins Sans Frontières. 3 Different versions in pack, some more revealing than others, here wearing 'cleaned out' version with pasties.
Hair : ::Exile:: Groove Theory: Blacks -  250L (5 colour pack) 50% Profits to Médecins Sans Frontières. Mesh hair, comes with alpha layer for hiding any pesky bits of head that could show through, as I was also wearing boots that needed an alpha layer - Id suggest using any black hairbase.

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Outfit, Piercing and Additional hair : ~plank couture~ horoscopae - Leo ad Widowa  Arachniae  250L  50% Médecins Sans Frontières. This outfit also comes with two skirt versions - not shown here, one static, and one animated.

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