Thursday, April 12, 2012
This is not my skirt but rather the awesome bag my cousin gave me for my birthday! She actually got it from an organization here that recycles tents into these wonderful little things.
The designs, which vary by bag are beaded by hand rendering them even more valuable. They're cool, artsy and easy to wear. The artisanat in this country is just out of this world!
I get comments from both men and women when they see it. If I'm out for a long day, I can easily throw in my notebooks, lunch, shoes, etc. Perfect!
Friday, December 23, 2011
So on Friday, my sister and I went to the Place St Pierre Christmas Fair. It was great! Especially because of the quick transformation that happened in the plaza. It went from a tent city to a renovated place ready to host a fair. Kudos to the mayor!
All the vendors were artisans selling their works from jewelry, to clothing, sandals, handbags, etc… I opted for this fè dekoupe cuff which I paired with this outfit from my mom’s atelier de couture. The vest makes a statement, no?
Hope everyone has a great Christmas…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Love my baseball cap? I do too. Thought it was an amazing find when the beach vendor showed up with a laye full of goodies. I don’t think I had ever seen millinery made this way. I had to buy it.
Made out of fèy bannann (banana leaves) it definitely makes a statement! I can even be bold and say that it reminds me of the Louis Vuitton pattern. Ha!
Gotta love the patch of Haiti on the front and the neutral colors that can practically match anything. I think I’m going to wear it this summer in New York.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Yes, that’s exactly what I said when I saw this breath of fresh air of a bag! I became like my then 2-year old munchkin buddy Maeva.
There were different designs of fè dekoupe but I chose the elephant because I know that most Haitians have never seen an elephant in their lives but artists here depict them very often in their crafts.
Grenn madjòk, the beads, were words I hadn’t heard in ages. Haitians used them a lot back in the days, especially to lock braids. Mwen renmen koulè grenn madjòk yo (I love the colors of the madjòk beads). And of course there is the added “green” factor of the recycled rice bag.