So in case I haven't mentioned it before (I have), I'm a HUUUUGE feria* fanatic. I think most of my jewelry is from some feria or another, and I'm constantly dragging anyone and everyone with the misfortune to be accompanying me through any and every feria I can find.
This trip to Argentina was no different! Boyf, who carries his grouch hat to all of them, grumbled and groused through feria after feria after feria - then stopped for a couple of minutes to grab himself a wallet, belt, and some gloves - maybe a decadent waffle with dulce de leche, raspberries, and cream on top - and got right back to groaning. Pff. Boys.
BELTS, PURSE, AND WALLETS feria de Mataderos (Buenos Aires) |
BRACELET feria de Recoleta (Buenos Aires) |
ALPARGATAS (shoes) artesania in El Bolsón |
GLOVES, HAIRPIECE, AND SILVER EARRING feria de Bolsón |
MACRAME EARRING made by moi!
I love Boyf's new shoes! I'm quite jealous, actually, they didn't have a pattern I liked in my size. These are called alpargatas (a.k.a. the original Toms - anyone else ever noticed that the Toms logo is an Argentinian flag?), and they're related to the espadrille. I think they might be originally from Spain but they've been wearing them in Argentina for generations - they're especially popular among gauchos, or Argentinian cowboys. Also, without peeking above (if you haven't already), try and guess which one of these items I made! (P.S. I made one of these items.)
*Spanish for "street fair"