Sunday, August 26, 2012

Something Blue

I absolutely love wearing our traditional Somali dress! The last time I wore one was at my friend's wedding last year, so I jumped at the chance of wearing one to a small party thrown by some students in my town.

I've actually owned this dress for a year now. It was gifted to me by my aunt in Australia, and I fell in love with the color instantly! I don't wear many colors on a daily basis, but these Somali dira's are so colorful and are usually made of silk that I cannot resist them.

A special shoutout goes to Chloe who sewed the different parts of the dress for me!

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11 comments:

Chloe said...

You look lovely! I love the accessories. I think I might do a DIY for this dress - I'm quite proud that I, a white girl, sewed YOUR traditional clothing! Haha

SippingChai said...

Wow, that looks really beautiful, MA!

Chahrazad said...

Lovely colors! And such a nice ring.

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LaiLa said...

I always loved african clothes due to all the colours they have, and this one is soo BEAUTFIUL!

jnana said...

Pretty :)

http://sorayyadesign.blogspot.com/ said...

ohhh pretty dress and colours!

Oum Hamna said...

I've just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! your dress is beautiful I would like to know more about Somalian culture incha Allah!

Mustika Hayati said...

nice blog! maybe we can follow each other if you want? :)

http://choccopost.blogspot.com/

Shaheema said...

I love this, Baggie! Where can I get myself one?

-Amina said...

Thanks for the beautiful comments ladies! :)

Shahi, I know of one shop that sells these in Dubai, it's in the souk. Just ask any Somali you see where the Somali shop is and they'll direct you. They're a bit pricey though. Otherwise, there's one in Abu-dhabi in Madinat Zayed.

FreelyEnslaved said...

This is beautiful mA! :)

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