by Madam ZoZo
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Soulful Souvenir - Laos Silk


What we wear is identity and self-expression. It can speak to our culture, history and values. Style documents wearable inspiration from around the globe including textiles, accessories, traditional dress and handicrafts. It also covers packing for international travel with practical aplomb and classic fashion sense.


Slow fashion, super style

International travel brings about the realisation that clothing and fashion have become globalised and homogenised. Yet there are places in the world where traditional dress and artisanal clothing production still exist. In Style, we shine a spotlight on the interesting and diverse forms of traditional dress, exploring the amazing techniques used to create clothing, hats, jewellery, shoes and other accessories the slow, conscious way. We share the stories and traditions behind each piece, it’s unique design and how it is worn.


What’s in the suitcase?

Style also covers packing choices – what works and what doesn’t. Madam ZoZo shares her balance between practical travel-wear and looking good. Downloadable, printable packing lists accompany each post so you won’t forget any essentials.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” – Rachel Zoe, fashion designer & stylist

Buddhist Architecture 101: What is a Pagoda

Don’t you hate it when you get your pagodas crossed with your dagobas?! Well maybe not, but if you’re travelling through East Asia you’ll hear a lot of confusing references and generalised…

Buddhist Architecture 101 Part 2: Stupa

In Buddhist Architecture 101: What is a Pagoda?, I mentioned that pagodas evolved from the stupas of ancient Nepal.  In Part 2, I elaborate a little on the interesting history, purpose and symbolism…

Buddhist Architecture 101 Part 3: Wat or Not?

In Part 1 of Buddhist Architecture 101, I defined the purpose of a pagoda; in Part 2 I elaborated on the significance of stupas. Part 3 will delve into the wat. A wat is a complex that…

Highlights of Laos: The Underdog of Asia Travel

Shinning Laos highlights, from gilt Buddhist wats to shimmering waterfalls and plenty of culture and adventure in between.

Pins and Needles – Thaipusam in Singapore

You have never had pins and needles like this! Thaipusam, a festival commemorating the feats of Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam, is notable for the sacrificial piercing of devotees flesh. Thaipusam is celebrated…

Incan Symbols: Ancient Mystery or Modern Myth?

Ancient Incan symbols passed down by the mystical empire…or a modern-day myth? While travelling high in Peruvian Andes discovering what was once the centre of the Incan empire, I fell in love…

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