15.10.13

Blog's first anniversary and pashmina giveaway


It has been one year since I decided to start this blog. My first post was about traditional costume of my homeland, Belarus. Being so much interested in ethnic stuff I enjoy writing posts about traditional clothes and jewelry. At the same time I really have fun sharing my personal outfits with other women. One of the best things that came with blogging is all the amazing women that I got to know. Thank you for being there!
Here are the year's most viewed posts: 
"my outfits" theme Anarkali dress
To celebrate the blog's first anniversary and to thank all my readers from around the globe for just being there, I decided to hold an international giveaway. I wanted the prize would be something connected with my blog's theme, something ethnic. And as I live in Nepal right now, it has to be something Nepalese. And what is the best thing that one can get from Nepal? Of course, it is pashmina.
Pashmina is made from the wool of the Himalayan Mountain goat, locally known as Chyangra. This goat is generally found between altitudes of twelve thousand to fourteen thousand feet above sea level, in the mountains of Nepal, India and Pakistan. These goats develop a thin inner coat in winter which they shed during spring. Each hair is twelve to fourteen microns thick which is about one-sixth of the human hair. This unique inner coat of hair serves as material for pashmina. From a distance a shawl made of pashmina looks like any ordinary shawl made of fine wool. But in touch it has exquisite fine texture and is almost weightless. The warmth it provides can hardly be compared with any other type of wool fabric. Most of the available pashmina in Nepal is woven by hand in local hand-looms.
So, the winner will get a hand-weaved 100% pashmina scarf. As it is still warm here I couldn't demonstrate the ways of draping it myself but here are a few examples from the net.







To enter the giveaway, you must be a follower of my blog (GFC, Blogloving or Google+). If you want to get additional entry like my page on Facebook. Then leave a comment to this post. If you are new here, make sure that you are reachable: either write your e-mail address or your blog's URL. The giveaway is open internationally until the 25th of October. The winner will be determined by lucky draw and will be able to choose either beige or burgundy colour.


Good luck!


18 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! I'm delighted to find your blog and meet you. I follow you on both Bloglovin' and Facebook and my email address is goanmad(at)hotmail(dot)com. I love the burgundy pashmina. xxx

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  2. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I would love to enter. My e-mail is notactuallyaya [at] gmail [dot] com

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  3. Congratulations to your first blog anniversey! I am glad I found you in www. For me it seems longer than a year that I know you. Keep on in this way, amazing me with your beautiful outfits and telling me interesting stories about local fashion all over the world.
    You already know my email address. What a wonderful generous gift, I hope luck is on my side.
    Sabine xxx

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  4. Happy blog anniversary Olga!!!! One year. Wow! Keep up the good work! You have a lovely blog and I wish you all the best sweetie.That's a very gorgeous and generous give-away.
    hugs and again happy happy anniversary
    Lenya

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  5. Congratulations on reaching a big milestone in your blog! I just love your posts on both ethnic clothing and contemporary fashion, and I have learned a lot from reading them. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Of course I would love to enter the giveaway drawing! A pashmina would be a wonderful item to add to my scarf drawer!

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  6. Congrats. I follow on GFC as Lindsay McCain.

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  7. Congratulations on yuor1st blog-o-anniversary. You have a wonderful blog. It's so much fun to read and look at your unique outfits. Please, continue! Looking forward to your new posts. of course, I would love to enter the giveaway! Thank you.

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  8. A very happy 1st bloggerversary to you! Keep up the good, glamorous work!

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  9. Only a year!! I joined this blog a few months ago and I though it was already running for a while. Congratulations from Spain, you give comprehensive and valuable first hand information about ethnic jewelry, which is what interest me the most. You ca reach me at www.ethnicadornment.com

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  10. Done all the entries including facebook!
    Cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  11. GFC - Katarzyna

    email: gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  12. Happy belated bloggerversary! xoxo.

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  13. happy happy anniversary to your blog, i´m sure there will come many years more we can enjoy your blog;)
    kiss,mary

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  14. Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary! What a milestone. I have been a follower via Bloglovin' for several months now. I just liked your facebook page.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a wonderful pashmina. Both colors look gorgeous.

    Barbara @ www.alllmylivesnow.com

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  15. Happy first birthday, dear friend! I hope you follow many years telling your adventures on traditional dress and your looks, it's a great pleasure for me to have found you on the net. Please count me in!

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  16. Thank you So Much Olga. I can't wait to receive my burgundy pashmina!!!

    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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  17. Feliz aniversario Olga, encantada de encontrarte y seguir disfrutando de tu lectura y enseñanzas!!!
    Besos

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