While I was on holidays, autumn came to Kathmandu. It is still warm enough at day time, 19-21C degrees, but every day the temperature gets just a little bit lower and lower. It is time to wear tights finally. And it is time to show you my new skirt that I brought from Vietnam. I was not after buying clothes there. What one can expect to find in such a touristy place are t-shirts with Vietnamese theme prints and beach wear, most probably of the Chinese origin. I was not interested in the first one and I had plenty of my own of the second one. But then one evening I stumpled across the Lucy's Dream boutique that offered something different: a selection of dresses, skirts and tops that really stood out.
They were made from finest silk, satin, organza or crepe fabric with absolutely amazing, visually striking prints. As it turned out those patterns were exclusively designed by Vietnamese artists: hand-drawn firstly, then digitized, then printed on fabric. The themes were variable - "Ethnic Beauty", "Greek Mythology", " Surrealism", "The Zodiac", "Vietnamese beauties playing musical instruments" and many others. My crepe skirt is from the "Vietnamese festivals" collection. The name of the print is "Mid-autumn festival of Vietnam". The name of the artist - Phirong Le in my case - who created the print is also put on the skirt's tag and I think it is a very nice thing to do.
For this warm autumn day I chose a cool winter colour palette to combine with my skirt: a red plum top, blue tights and fuchsia shoes. And amethyst imitation earrings that I found in Singapore.
Can't resist the temptation to show you a few things from the boutiques's collection found on their site
Elephant riders of Vietnam dress
Floating market dress
Hanoi Temple of Literature dress
The Funny Mask of Vietnam dress
The Great Emperor of Nguyen Dynasty top
Back to my look
Skirt - Lucy's Dream, knit top - Next, shoes - local market in Kathmandu, earrings - Purple Attic
Have a nice day!
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