Beauty, Cambodia, Expat, Fashion, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh, Travel

Not en vogue: human props.

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I understand the thrill of traveling, particularly for a photoshoot. Even moreso if that photoshoot is somewhere exotic, new, and unlike anywhere you’ve ever been. When you have a strong bond with the photographer- which I definitely appreciate because many of my best friends are photographers-  it makes everything even more fun: the locations, the wardrobe, the styling, the props!

But the props…the props I’m noticing more and more in fashion are actual humans. Not like “here we’re posing together for this campaign, lookbook, or magazine” but “let’s use these kids or this withered man in the shot because they add such local flavor!”

Blegh.

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Beauty, Cambodia, Expat, lifestyle, Personal, Phnom Penh

Scrawls on the wall.

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At the AWC luncheon yesterday at Terrazza, I got to sit next to the finest lady at the table: my mom. Over Waldorf salads and pappardelle, we laughed about how someone she met that week was baffled that I could be her daughter; not because of my cocktail of an Asian heritage…but because I’m blonde! Obviously not natural, friends.

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