Back to Black Event
This is a CHIC Management mental health and wellbeing awareness event. CHIC Management began June 4th 2010 with our first event “The Black and Blue Fair”. Items were created and sold in a small venue with mental health facts printed on the walls, and information about mental health issues in note dispensers and put inside some of the product boxes (where designers agreed).
CHIC all began with my passion to spread the word about mental health and its affect on absolutely everything we do. Including the people we know, how we interact with them, how they react to us… everything. We covered issues that were wide ranging like bullying, to more specific like anorexia nervosa.
This February I’d like to go back to CHIC’s roots and using the reputation CHIC has accumulated over the years remind people about the serious issues that I feel so strongly about.
EVENT OPENS TO PUBLIC: Feb 11th
EVENT CLOSES TO PUBLIC Feb 29th
For this event we will be splitting everyone up into themes. Items will be displayed within their theme collection. To counteract mental health stigma, the words won’t be about suffering, but about hope. New and exclusive items will be designed to form a collection inspired by words of hope and courage.
In the original fair we covered the following topics which included mental health issues, disorders, neurological issues and other things that impact peoples lives.: addiction, adhd, autism, bereavement, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, bullying, depression, eating disorders, gender dysphoria, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress, seasonal affective disorder, epilepsy, self harm and suicide.
Some of our designers chose to write notecards of their own about how a mental health issue affected them personally. We greatly appreciated this sharing of stories and got many many IMs of thanks and tears from the public about the event.
Please note that this is an AWARENESS event, not a charity event (although we will have the information about the charities at the event).
CHIC Management CEO
Kristy Seerose * Prue Genira * Anyalia Pearl
CHIC Management Team
Skin: Bang Bang “Fluttering Hearts”
Dress: Miamai “Survive”
Clutch: BE “Wilde” in Cobalt
Jewelry: U+R Dogs “Flaminio” Set
Shoes: Purrfect 10 “Wild Rose” Heels in Crimson (also changes to Black)
Cage: Miamai “My Body is a Cage” Model Pose