These photos are from the first day of the Easter holiday when Dave came to visit, involving nothing very tangible: lots of walking, looking at shops, tea and beer drinking. It was flipping freezing as well, but I suffer for my art to show you my lovely primary coloured outfit. You can see me shivering in the picture with the tree background.
I will not go on about how amazing that dress and African wax fabrics in general are again now, other than to say I MUST track down a shop that sells these fabrics, I love them so. There is a big Congolese community in Brussels and I have seen several women and girls wearing traditional outfits made out of these fabrics. There is an area where Congolese businesses are concentrated (the Matonge, named after an area of Kinshasa), so surely I must be able to find a place. I did see a shop that looked like a (very posh) fabric shop, but in the end it turned out that they were the actual garments that you need to wrap strategically.
If I do find a shop, how much should I get for an as of yet undecided project? 3ms?
In other news, I’m submitting this to the Ethical Fashion Bloggers outfit challenge, where this month the theme is ‘made locally’. I’m not in the UK just now, but I usually am, so the fact that this dress was made there counts, right?
Outfit stats (I changed shoes and bag to take it from day to night): * dress – craft market in London * top under – uniqlo * day shoes (brown ones) – gift, office * evening shoes – gift, clarks originals * blue mini bag – charity shop * earrings – pilfered off my mum *