Wednesday, November 07, 2007

vraiment beninoise

i went to church sunday wearing one of my beninese outfits. one of my students chose the fabric, and another chose the style of dress. this type of outfit is called a “modelle” which basically means it’s fitted instead of a loose pagne. and boy, do i mean fitted! to get on the back of a moto, you have to pull the tightest part of your skirt up over your hips… necessitating some kind of shimmy-shake in the middle of the street. ridiculous. but fun nonetheless!

and yay! now you can look at the picture sideways!! gotta keep things interesting...

4 comments:

chris said...

You look STUNNING!! I love it. :)

E1st said...

It's disorienting sideways, but it definitely does look good.

How you've managed to spend however many months a few hundred miles from the equator and not get a tan is beyond me.

lauren said...

chris, i thought i saw you last night, but it was the larium. stupid anti-malarials!

eric... i AM tan! kinda. the pic is deceiving. but i'm currently with my friends from home, and they say i'm tan!

Megan said...

THAT'S TAN!?!?! :) MWAH!!!