This has to be one of my favourite posts so far!
Would love to know more about this little girl.
What’s the story behind her sweet outfit? Where did it come from? Is it a special day? Or this is how she always dresses?
I studied abroad in Hong Kong three years ago and was over all disappointed to the lack of style (as a whole). But every now and then you come across unexpected gems and it looks like you are finding them! This young lady could easily be unnoticed but I’m happy you spotted her! She looks great.
I have been viewing this site for years and never commented, but I absoloutely love this ! The girl is dressed like a young spunky ball of cuteness. There are not undertones of being sexy, or styled by her fashionista mother. Its a great look and I would love to see more little girls dressed fun and appropriate ! It leads to wonders when they grow up. You go girl.
this made me smile :) i love seeing fashion inspiration from all around the world… its fascinating. It makes you step back and realize the world doesnt revolve around your city, your state, or your country… there is so much around the globe we are unaware of… thanks for sharing :) xx, The Golden Girls
This must be a Pakistani or An Indian Girl Wearing Shalwar Qameez, the traditional dress in sub continent. And i think there’s crochet neckline and applique work on bottom of the shirt. That’s pretty cool.
Regards. Belle Monde
So inspiring. Love folkloric/tribal outfits specially with a modern twist. I collect piÃ¨ces for my 4 yo daughter everywhere I go. My favourites so far are Corean and bavarian. Her smile is the best part of the picture though.
I’ve been following your site for years but I’ve never posted on it though I check almost every day. I’m posting today because I’ve lived in Hong Kong for the past 5 years and it’s delightful to see a slice of the city through your eyes. Also, I had a little something to contribute about this picture. The picture was taken at the start of Wyndham St, just where Hollywood Rd ends. This area is full of bars and restaurants and right in the thick of downtown HK. However, in the building to the little girl’s left (which you cant see in the picture) is Hosseni House which houses a mosque for Bohra Muslims. So one often sees members of this community dressed in their interesting, colorful, traditional clothes. I love this juxtaposition of the traditional and the contemporary in this madhouse of a city (and in other great cities around the world).
I have been reading this blog for over two years now and love it!
Since a lot of people are asking about this outfit here is a background- there is a community in India called ” Bohras” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawoodi_Bohra) and this is the dress young girls wear to the mosque and religious functions. The outfit is called jabla (tunic) izar (pants) As a young girl I loved wearing this and they are always in lovely colours with very nice detailing.
Absolutely cute!!.. this is a traditional outfit worn by the young children of a Muslim community called the bohras. The colours worn by the kids at gatherings is nothing short of beautiful and inspirational.
My! The innocent lightness of her being just radiates whimsy and purity as one! I’m at a loss for words…just pure wonder in her lack of deception and forebrooding. Quite gestalt, really. I wonder what her parent(s) look like.