12 June, 2010
While Steffi was in Kathmandu she managed to snag 3 Nepali ‘dresses’ or ‘cortas’ She brought them to Dang and lent me one to wear last Friday -we went to school in style! The reception we received, first at CPH and then again at HVP was a bit overwhelming. I don’t care how vain a person may be, being told over and over “Miss, you look beautiful!” gets old fast. I mentioned to Steffi that if we were ever feeling low we should just wear a corta and our spirits (and ego) will rise.
Steffi and I in our Nepali glory!
Wearing the Corta (which is actually the name for the top, the pants and scarf each have names too, but I’ve yet to firm them to memory) is like having the freedom I had before Little Miss Mirror entered my life. The corta is made to cover your butt. You can have them made to be a little shorter, but the butt shield is mandatory. No full length mirror is needed with these babies!
I loved wearing it so much that day! It just felt right on my body. So much so that today I went to the cloth store with Bhola and Steffi and bought enough material for 3 of them! It will be really nice to wear them to the school since my personality wants to fit in more than stand out…
This pile of cloth will now be 3 authentic Nepali outfits!
Can’t wait to get my new digs tailor made for me!