So, here it is... one of my 'fashion finds' from my travels to Vietnam. Travel with OAT provides lots of adventures, and here I am trying on a new accessory. Here is my Python "Boa". What is a boa? It is a long fashion scarf, generally made of fur or similar. What is a python? Well, it is a snake, found in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
btw.. the lump you see on the left side of the snake, was his snack, a duck. Supposedly, the snake can eat it whole, and digest it for the next two week period.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I am constantly amazed at what people can get on their bike, motorbike or truck, here on the roads in Vietnam. Take a look.
I'll never complain about hauling goods again!
Rolls of 'something' in the rain.
'Stuff'.. (how does he stay balanced in the wind?
Some kind of plant material..
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Another fashion accessory of Vietnam that is new to me is the cycle helmet. Yes, we have helmets for our bikes and motorcycles in the States and Canada, but the ones I see here are different. Given that so many people ride motorcycles, scooters, bikes, etc., and the driving is a little hectic, I would say that the helmets are a necessity.
Try crossing the street (on foot) through a maze of cyclists and you will quickly see what I mean. So, here are a few shots of the helmets I see, and at the end, the one I an hunting for to buy to take home.
This is the style I am looking for.... a little Burberry look.
One of the most interesting fashion accessories I've seen here in Vietnam is the Face Mask. Originally utilized for hygiene and as a protection from pollution, these masks have now become a serious fashion item where the wearer can express their individuality. Some styles are shaped to mold the face, while other masks are creatively put together from a handkerchief or other source.
Here are a few examples:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
For the record.. the skyline of the previous blog entry was from Bangkok, Thailand. Our group spent the night there, before flying to Hanoi, Vietnam.
So... how is the fashion in Hanoi? I must say, I am impressed. Here are three coats as seen in one store window. I was wishing I owned one of them, as it has been cold and wet.
I am witnessing fashion from many viewpoints. So, keep posted.