Going Tribal

Sunday, 17 April 2011
I have an affinity for anything tribal. In fact 10 years ago, I promised my newly wedded husband that I'd take him on an adventure he'll never forget. You bet he didn't forget. I was on a quest to find and learn more about the many minority Miao groups in China. I dragged him into the mountains of Guizhou to find the elusive Long Horned Miao. I later brought back a traditional costume which had taken a family years to complete. The exquisitely made top featured unique batik prints unique to the minority group. The basic guesthouse there which was specifically built for tourists seemed like a 5 star hotel next to our subsequent accommodation at the Xijiang village of the Flower Miao tribe where the family pig slept next door and grunted all night.

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 Long Horned Miao, Guizhou province



I've never had a head for calculus unlike my 3 siblings who excelled in the science field. However, I've come up with my own mathematical equation. Tribal print + anything French = perfection.

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Outfit: Isabel Marant Jeweled Flana jacket, Petit Bateau tank top, Uniqlo jeans and Repetto flats




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Outfit: Zadig & Voltaire dress, Petit Bateau tank top, Jigsaw trilby and Tod's sandals



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6 comments:

  1. Yup, your 3 siblings have problems dressing themselves.... okay, granted the boys are a LOT worse.... :-) Love the Z&G dress!

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  2. What?!!!?? The JACKET!!! Amazing! I'm also in love with the Z&V dress.

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  3. Chin, no contest there. I sent Steve off shopping with Young.

    Thanks, Heather! I have no idea where I can wear it to but hey, it's great to look at.

    lauraloo, it was love on first sight when I found it hanging on the rack a few days ago. The same goes for the Z&V dress.

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  4. Flana jacket has been on my wish list since a long time. Sadly, impossible to find anywhere:(

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  5. onlycoolcats, I agree they are hard to find. I guess most people tend to hold on to their IM clothes.

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