rachelnguyen wrote:I certainly don't mind that in the least, even though the Malian women look so much MORE beautiful that me, lol!
I walk around in African clothes too. Not all the time, just when I see one of those shirts and think "Oh yes, I like that shirt, might as well wear it." Occasionally, I get strange looks. On other occasions, people who don't know me from a bar of soap approach me and ask "Hey, where is that shirt from, that's really different."
Those Malian women do indeed look cool with those spectacular fabrics one them!
That reminds me of an evening in Bamako when Matche took me out to a pub crawl. We went to several places, ending up at one place with a Bamako band who had the best tama player I've ever heard in my life. Mind-blowing…
There were a lot of absolutely spectacularly looking women around. One walked past our table, and I sort of looked at her in appreciation as she walked past. (No, I didn't drool, but I think my jaw dropped just a little bit…)
Matche saw my expression and asked me whether I would like to have a closer look and explained that he would be happy to arrange that. I politely declined, saying that I like to look, but I don't have to touch…