“I’m sorry. Did I break your concentration? Oh, you were finished. Well, allow me to retort.” ~ Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)
Do you like going out for a night on the town? This category is a kind of Film Noir edgy version of the down town street life. Think of the movie Sin City or Pulp fiction – but it can be much more – The grungier edgier side of street life, the 1%ers, gangs, street kids, street girls, cheap strippers, bookies, street level mobsters and gangsters (of every time era – old fashioned to current day) can be used in this category. Some people in Sin City want to seem high end but their wear of a hard street life shows through when put in the light of day. These crews own the streets of the city, have their own laws, and regulate the people that try and disrespect that street code. They are straight up street bosses and scars from holding their own are readily visible…. either that or they look roughed up from passing out drunk and sleeping in the gutter all night.
“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
Enter the High end, fashionably sexy, and well to do! People who like keeping up appearances and have a eye for high end fashion. 500 dollar designer purses and 1200 dollar silk business suits. But this catagory is not just all business, even the rich (or those that wish to be), have their vices – slutty call girls, high stakes gamblings – a night on the town. The Hamptons can be slutty but more high stakes Casino Girl or $$$2000 dollar a night call girl. There are a lot of ways to design for this category just remember you are in the section of the city everyone is envious of (or at least you think they are ;). You have a reputation and appearance to uphold!
“I’m like Cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody and nobody belongs to us.
We don’t even belong to each other.” ~ Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The Indie Market
So for all of those that could care less about being in a category……. The classic free love hippy styles to the modern hipster casual styles – to some what dressy – but never trying too hard. Lighter colors – big glasses – head bands – galaxy shirts to giant kitten purses and everything else the rest of us have probably never heard about ;p. You are envied by many who can have a harder time at being creative with the simple things in life – you turned those old shorts into a fashion statement that big fashion companies will try and replicate and charge designer prices for. But there isn’t time to worry about that, you have way too many record stores to hang out at and way too many things you need to spend time not caring about :). “Sic transit gloria. Glory fades. I’m Max Fischer.”
“This is the culture you’re raising your kids in. Don’t be surprised if it blows up in your face.”
~ Marilyn Manson
The Industrial Compound
So this is where the sh*t goes down. The industrial compound is a unique set of underground people who stick to a unique style, look to the future, and help drive production of all things needed or totally unnecessary for the city. They are cyber punks at heart – to old world steam punk – and everything in between. Some even make cute mechanical things that might may or may not destroy you. The industrial compound is home for all kinds of misfits including many with a Gothic darker streak – sometimes they use their warehouses to hold huge electronic /industrial music parties only populated by word of mouth and those in touch with the underground. Sometimes the members of this district cross the line into disturbing, horror, or hardcore artistic imagery. At night, in the basements of some factories people rumor hearing screams – but maybe that is just some members trying to fit into their metal pronged corsets and extremely tight fitting, rotating gear, copper helmets.
“I wanted to create my own world. A world full of color where
everyone could play. One big party that never ends.” ~Party Monster
Oh what was that? You lost your skittles? Good luck finding them here – The scene is amassed with loads of crazy dynamic party goers! From cute kawaii girl to the rainbow hawk wearing body builder – this district accepts them all, even the Emo kids that try and make life brighter by dying their hair pink. The party never stops. Loud music, lots of people, it is a mess of fashion and noise but the people here love it. The Scene isn’t just all glitter sugary drinks – there is some darker sides. Under their bright colors or rainbows you might find a evil dolly or two. Make sure there are no razor blades in those super sweet sprinkle cupcakes – and just because something looks cute doesn’t mean it wont bite you….. or your kitten. But keep smiling cause there is still a lot of fun to be had and a lot of music to dance to! Just give up on getting your skittles back – the floor is absolutely filthy and their jobs at the local fast food joint in their off time hasn’t taught any of these kids to mop very well. They can barely afford their Neon Green LED blinking hair extensions.
TP to District 5 starting August 13th at noon.