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 thoughts on “vraiment beninoise

  1. chris says:

    You look STUNNING!! I love it. 🙂

  2. E1st says:

    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.

  3. lauren says:

    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!

  4. Megan says:

    THAT’S TAN!?!?! 🙂 MWAH!!!

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