May 2, 2012

Giving Without Borders.

The most basic definition of humanitarianism has gotta be helping those less fortunate than yourself. Here in NYC, we working lemmings professionals do things like attend dress-up benefits + occasionally volunteer for stuff; by contrast, the medical volunteers for Doctors Without Borders (known outside the U.S. more commonly as Médecins Sans Frontières) give themselves in a very different way. -- I've often wondered about the kind of selflessness it takes to completely upend your life + head deliberately into the thicket (where disease and death are often rampant), so you can work tirelessly to help people you don't know.
CHIC Management's annual shopping event Culture Shock 2012 benefits Doctors Without Borders for a 2nd year, and I'm showing you several new items that are exclusive to this event. This ethereally flowy, dramatically pouffy "Pearl" gown is by Gizza; I added a sumptuously dark, rainbow eye-striped "Osumare" skin by cStar + some dark, pupil-less "Mime" eyes by Ugly Duck (just to keep it from getting too pretty). The other new Truth release this week -- this lush, youthful "Monica" double ponys mesh style -- lent a touch of playfulness to this lavish look.
I always appreciate discovering new designers at the CHIC Management events, like this girlie sweater & striped skirt set by justB. The new "Giselle" skin by Glam Affair, this colorful new "Cassie" red eyeshadow by The Sugar Garden + a gamine new girlie updo by Ploom added some cinched ponys + streaky 'tude.

My own contributions to humanitarianism might be pitifully small, but I can at least encourage everyone to visit Culture Shock 2012 when it kicks off on May 4. I like that the exclusive items are marked very clearly, with the % of sales going to the charity clearly listed as well (many of the proceeds are set to 100%) -- so you know exactly how much you're donating with each sale.

My personal cheers to Keira Seerose & the rest of the CHIC Management team for pulling together yet another fantastic event. Giving without borders love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe


*NOTE: Culture Shock 2012 kicks off on May 4, 2012; in the meantime, you can find more information on the CHIC Management website here.

White dress look:
Hair: Truth - Marcia w/ roots - ivory
(new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks*
Dress: GizzA @ Culture Shock 2012 - Dance in the Wind [Pearl]
(coming soon!) *mwuahs Giz Seorn* (100% of profits go to Medecins Sans Frontieres)
Skin: cStar Limited @ Culture Shock @ Culture Shock 2012 - Osumare Skin - Coffee C Cup
(coming soon!) *mwuahs AppleSpiceStore* (100% of profits go to Medecins Sans Frontieres)
Eyes: Ugly Duck - Mime eyes
*mwuahs Fade Lei*
Pose: .ploom. - Wish
(new!) *double mwuahs Steve Cartier & Helyanwe Vindaloo*

Striped skirt & sweater look:
Skirt: justB @ Culture Shock 2012 - a-line skirt BLACK/red
(coming soon!) *mwuahs Bee Baroque*
Sweater: justB @ Culture Shock 2012 - satin off-the-shoulder top RED (XXS-S)
(coming soon!) *mwuahs Bee Baroque*
Purse: BUBBLE ELECTRIC @ Culture Shock 2012 - UNITED purse
(coming soon!) *mwuahs Litani Istmal*
Shoes: YS&YS @ Culture Shock - Brera Night (sock)
(coming soon!) *mwuahs Monicuzza Babenco*
Necklace & earrings: [HANDverk] @ Culture Shock 2012 - Bauhaus Face Jewelry
(coming soon!) *mwuahs Daphne Klossovsky*
.ploom. - London - Ploomage Tipped (new!) *double mwuahs Steve Cartier & Helyanwe Vindaloo*
Red eyeshadow: Esuga/"tSg" - Cassie Eyeshadow: Red
(new!) *mwuahs Eilfie Sugarplum*
Skin: -Glam Affair - - Giselle - Tan BL 07 (new!) *double mwuahs Aida Ewing & M4ri1yn Magic*
Zeerys - Half Glove [] White Stripe Crimson
Pose: .ploom. - Wish (new!) *double mwuahs Steve Cartier & Helyanwe Vindaloo*