Hari Raya is coming up next week, and in our own expat take on that, there was a coctail party with a twist last night - it was mandatory to wear a dress that was made out of baju material.
It was so funny to see everybody, and how they had interpreteted this theme! It was also great to see what you can accomplish with these normally far too busy materials, by using them in more western designs. Lots of the dresses were looking fab, and I would wear several of them, to a "normal" do.
We had cocktails and danced until very late, chatted and had a great time! Here is a little slide show from the evening:
And no, those are not Ruth's own teeth... ;)
The dress I'm wearing is the first thing I have had copied down here, and I was really pleased! The material cost me $14 (65 SEK/50 DKK/€6.75/£5.30) and to have it made, it cost me $15! It's copied off a dress from InWear/Martinique, that I bought in Copenhagen this summer. There was lots of silk left over too, so I could have a small dress made for Linnea, or a top, or something. But I'm not sure it's actually something I could wear "for normal", could I?
Anyway. I will for sure use this seamstress again, she did a good job!