Salma knows what’s up.
Is it appropriation if it’s your own heritage?
I’m not trying to be flippant and I definitely wouldnt’ wear someone else’s ethnic costume, (not that I haven’t in the past, but that’s a whole nother sordid story), but is one generation removed one generation too far?
I don’t think I want to wear an actual national costume dirndl necessarily, just something with the basic shape and a shitload of embroidery. Does that ease the sting of an American of German descent wearing something dirndl-esque? Is there a sting in the first place?
This is what I’ve been wearing in the meanwhile:
shoes: forever 21
shirt: hand me down.. maybe gap?
headband: urban outfitters