International Affairs

Due to a series of circumstances I haven’t gotten a chance to travel internationally much the last several years.  This both makes me anxious and melancholy, since I find that one of the most successful ways to grow as a person sometimes is to put yourself in unique and foreign (no put intended) situations.  Despite my lack of travel I have tried to constantly expose myself to other cultures by reading about them much as possible and investing in books with great photographs.  Being a textile designer also requires extensive research for inspiration from around the globe.  One day I hope to get the opportunity to travel to places like Morocco, Turkey, India and Africa to explore the way the natives produce their textiles.  Until then, I will continue on my venture to find vintage garments that tell a story about these unexplored places of the world.  Albeit nowhere near as awesome and exciting as actually traveling to these countries, I get a chance to visually explore what they are about in preparation for my future visits.
Below is a gorgeous vintage dress from the 60’s (you can find here.).  The stunning burnt orange color reminds me of a spice market in India, and the intricate bead work around the collar and sleeves also has a rich ethnic flare to it.  I paired the dress with an ethnic inspired handbag and vintage bracelets I have bought at flea markets and thrift stores.

Photo’s: Naomi of OmniaVTG.

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  • Bethany

    November 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm |

    Girl, I’ve never been out of the US!

    Anyway, love that orange dress!

    • Pretty In Thrift

      November 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm |

      Everyone deserves a chance to explore the world! soon enough :)

  • naomi

    November 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm |

    great post! Start collecting some frequent flier miles :) :)