Shopping & Fashion (13)

Gringa Get-Ups

Saturday, December 1st, 2012


This is basically a post about dumb dressing – particularly footwear. There were two occasions in particular when I deserved the title of “stupid gringa”:

Taganga, Taganga

My friend Karoline and I were hanging out at Colombia’s Tayrona National Park …

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Cholita Chic *Video*

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

There are places you go in the world and things that you see that make you scratch your head and the dress of the women of Bolivia is one of these cultural phenomenon that leave you wondering…why?

Throughout Bolivia, it’s …

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Ms. Chiang Mai

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

When traveling, there’s always the temptation to “Go Native.” In terms of dress, I mean.

I saw one such girl succumb in India. She was a blond-haired, blue-eyes Russian lassie who had festooned herself with hennaed hands and feet, jangling …

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Namibia’s Herero Women

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Today there are about 100,000-240,000 Herero people living in Namibia, mostly in the central and eastern parts of the country. In fact, the present-day town of Gobabis, was formerly known as Hereroland. And the Herero language is still taught in …

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My World Nomad Wardrobe

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

World Nomad Wardrobe
I am pleased to announce that I have lost 5 kilos (luggage weight that is!) Those of you who subscribe to the weekly *Goodie* know that I’m on a mission to limit my check-in baggage to a mere 15 kilos. …

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OMG – I’m a Flashpacker!

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Erin_and_Katmandu_BagAs I near the 2-month mark of my 2-year around-the-world adventure, I’m going through a process of re-invention. I love these times of self-reflection! In fact, the opportunity to redefine myself is all part of the journey.

Naming Yourself

So …

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Why & How to Wear a Face Net

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Face-NetLet’s admit it, face nets are not flattering. But it you got to wear one, you should at least understand the why and the how of ‘em.

Why Wear a Face Net? Bugs.

We’re talking serious bugs. Malaria causing, Dengue-fever …

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Hot Shopping: London

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Fancy_DressI went to London to see Wimbledon, but I ended up shopping. Mainly because I was asked to the Wimbledon Ball by my Dallas-Heathrow seatmate and I therefore needed a formal gown. Read: The Ultimate Wimbledon Experience.

High-end Shopping…

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Chew on this: Your Clothes Challenge – LivingMini®

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Closet-2Two months ago, I wrote a post called A French Twist on Living Mini, where I pledged that by Nov. 1, I would whittle my wardrobe to 25 + 1 items, 5 + 1 coats and 5 + 1 pairs …

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A French Twist on Mini Living

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Mom_and_Me_BagWhen in NYC last week, I was talking with my eminently fashionable friend Brigitte. We were chatting about the fact that her Brooklyn apartment has no less than four closets – virtually unheard of in NYC’s housing market.

But apart …

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