There are certain times in your life that you are required to Dress Up. Going to Parties, Weddings and other Important or Celebratory occasions.
Then there are times when you are required to go “Fancy Dress”, mostly these occasions result in heavy drinking and “the play of the day”. Like most tourists, when visiting other countries, I like to get involved in a bit of History, and many visitors to Vientiane inevitable end up having their photo taken “a la Fancy Dress”. Some with disastrous results. Whilst some people are naturally photogenic, others need a little help from the “Make-Up Lady”. In my case, she either had a hangover or just didn’t like the look of the heavy Laotian with the “Funny Accent”.
I look pale or sick, okay, I was actually tanned, but you would never guess with the layers of make-up she applied (in good faith I was told…). However, my little cousin Marina looks adorable.
King refused to have make-up applied, I should have listened to his advice.
Lauren’s Half-sister and her look fantastic. Laurene would continue to keep the make-up on the entire day…
Rose and Laurene´s Half-sister. Don’t laugh, I am sure that Laotians in Spanish Costume would look just as funny.
An early morning visit to the Temple, and Rose dons a traditional dress.
Rose, my Auntie Tata Nuan Chun with my cousin Melody (Mariana´s younger sister), my Thai Auntie Rung and Laurene.