Category Archive: ethnic dress

A Lao Lu look at last

How many hill tribe jackets is enough*? This is now my fourth, and was given to me by a friend a few years ago. Back then, it looked like this (and my hair… Continue reading

What would Alexa wear?

Do you like games? How about playing spot the difference? Tricky, isn’t it. In case you can’t work it out, one of these women* is a global style icon who is purchasing something… Continue reading

Holiday in Hanoi

What do trendsetting travellers seek out when they holiday in a new city? The newest restaurant? The hippest nightclub? The designer label that all the in-the-know locals are raving about? Well, maybe. But first on the must-see list… Continue reading

Turban time (and a Textile and Fashion Hub giveaway)

A few months ago I rather uncharacteristically purchased TWO brand new tops at the same time. ONE would have been surprising enough, but TWO… that’s simply shocking, for me. Of course one reason for this… Continue reading

Ethical fashion interview #2: Origen

A few years ago I had the pleasure to meet, interview and even do a little bit of writing for Rose Marie Stirling, the founder and owner of Origen, a lifestyle store in Melbourne… Continue reading

The DIY-er taketh away

    Most of the time, as you might have noticed, my DIYs involve adding print, colour, embellishment… basically, MORE. But this time, I decided to take something away instead. I found this… Continue reading

Embroidered pom pom hat “how to”

As ubiquitous as they may seem thanks to the massive craft boom, I just can’t go past a pom pom. So there was no way I could resist this cap on my trip… Continue reading

March: denim, an embroidered cap and pom poms

In case you had wondered what had happened to the denim jacket I’ve been “weathering” since August, the answer is, not much. Denim is obviously pretty sturdy stuff as it has hardly faded… Continue reading

Ethnic everything

As mentioned in my previous post, I thought you’d like to see some more from the Ethnic Jewellery book. There were so many inspiring images it was hard to choose, but these were… Continue reading

Ethnic earrings

When I grow up, I want earrings like this lady. This photo is just one of many excellent, inspirational photos from a book I found at the library called Ethnic Jewellery. Short of… Continue reading