Monday, April 13, 2015

Mr. X & Giraffe Women - Baboom Couture Fashion for Change

A vision of exotic.. burning sun like desire.  Intricate batik patterns are like sublimation textured on this gorgeous Asian sensation  by Baboom Couture called Mandala.  Batik originates in Java, Mr. X and I love to watch this exquisite dyeing process where a wax resistant dye is applied in lavish designs of dots and lines allowing the artist to select a fanciful selection of colors making each hand batiked piece a treasure for years to come.

I remember the day Mr. X and I wandered the lanes behind the Taman Sari water castle in Java a former royal garden of the Sultan of Yogyakarta... a bathing area where the concubines would bathe while waiting for the sultan's choice... hmmm Mr. X liked that idea....
The necklace of Mandala is like the necklaces worn by the Kayan women of northern Thailand and Burma, yes, I say Burma, not Myanmar.  The Kayan tribe has a custom where women that wear the "rings" around their necks to create an appearance of a long neck -- sometimes called giraffe women. Coils can weigh up to 25 pounds and depress the shoulders and chest.. they don't really make the neck longer... some  women enjoy upholding this tradition, others feel pressured to endure the painful custom to make a living..... as an estimated 40,000 tourists pay $8-$16 to stop by the hill tribe villages in Thailand to gaze upon these women and take a photo.  It all comes down to ethics; for me this arrangement makes me uncomfortable.

Wearing: Baboom Couture - Mandala for Fashion for Change
Direct  LM

Skin - Laila  Marigold - October 4 Seasons Skins 

Main Landing Point for Fashion for Change

Show and Entertainment Schedule

Wed 15th April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm

Saturday 18th April

COC Challenge 10am

Performer 12noon Maximillion Kleene 2014 Avi Choice Winner

Show (MVWMA) 2pm - 
Sunday 19th April

Misses Show 10am

Performer 12noon Keeba Tammas
DJ 1pm tbc
Wed 22nd April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm SLT
Saturday 25th April
11am Auction finale - neck cadaver presiding

2pm Final DJ Party - Walter Balazic
(with fireworks)

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