I have four best friends in the world. One lives close to where I am, one lives in Sydney Australia, one lives in Kansas and the other lives in Durban South Africa. My best friend who lives in Durban is fifth generation South Africian, but is of Indian decent. We met in University, and we became fast friends, we were inseparable, and the day he left to go back home was possibly one of the toughest days of my life. I knew that I would be lucky if I ever saw him again, but fortunately I have traveled to visit him twice since he went back and both times have been amazing. So much so, that his family has sort of adopted me as one of their own. It’s actually pretty amazing to have an Indian mother coddling me, even via e-mail, letters and telephone calls. Every year on my birthday, my best friend (well mostly his mother) sends me the most amazing gifts. Handmade clothes, treats, candy and of course my yearly extremely special treat of tea! Why do I say all of this? Well, there has been a lot of controversy over the last few weeks about ethnicity, racism, diversity and what is acceptable and not acceptable. I own Sari’s, a lot of them. I own a lot of traditional Indian dress. Why? Because my extended adopted family wants me to have it and has painstakingly designed, crafted and sent it to me with love. I seldom have the opportunity to wear my Sari’s, but I do wear the traditional Indian clothing quite often, especially the dress shirts. Not only do I think they are utterly amazing and comfortable, but because it makes me feel less far away from those that I care about and think about on a regular basis. Does me wearing these items (I’m a blue eyed blonde girl after all) a bad person?
Anyway, my friends at 22769 have some amazing offerings that really tie into the above post. They’ve crafted some Indian inspired clothing and furniture. These items simply make my heart feel warm and just like my real life clothing, make me feel closer to my friend and adopted family.
The Mens Dept June 2013
The Mens Dept opened June 5th and for this round, Men’s Baggy Capri Trousers (available in 6 colours) and the [bauwerk] Vintage Soda Machine are on offer.
SURL to the Mens Dept: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Pea/130/23/23
THE CHALLENGE June: FACTORY/INDUSTRIAL
This months theme for THE CHALLENGE was FACTORY/INDUSTRIAL and 22769 crafted the Little Warehouse Skybox.
The Numberology Event connects Numbers with special attitudes and 22769 got the number 9 – which stands for universal love and tolerance (amongst other things). Offerings include Indian styled outfits and also the numberology shelf.
The Silk Road Hunt 4
1. June – 30 June 2013
Hunters are looking for a blue pagoda
For the 4th edition of the silk road hunt 22769 has crafted a femme kurta and the indian pouf.
Skin: Zyra | Donato Skin | Beard1
Shape: Belissima | Anor | Medium 3
Hair: Zyra | Expressio Hair
Outfit: 22769 | As Listed Above
Props and Poses: 22769 | As Listed Above
Skin: Curio (Gala Phoenix) | Moonbeam | Frex (Dark) | Party Girl – Pure 2
Shape: WaxworX | Kiko Shape | by Siobhin Shippe 55
Hair: Elikatira | Wherever | Black 04
Outfit: 22769 | As Listed Above
Shoes: Mary Jane Shoes | Delusional Black Soul