A Retake of Lee’s Hmong Outfit

I received the neck piece today from Mozemoua.  It was wrapped in a white cloth and when I untied the knots, Lee was taken back of how beautiful this is.  I have to say that Lee is a jewelry person and loves the intricate details of this neck piece.  It is definitely one of a kind, I know Lee feels very special to have received this piece and I could never thank you enough.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/6sec, ISO 800, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 85mm, pattern metering, tungsten light

The images look better today even though it is still under the same poor lighting situation, and for white balance I selected Tungsten light.  This seems to help.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/8sec, ISO 800, exposure bias 0step, focal length 65mm, pattern metering, tungsten light
Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/8sec, ISO 800, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 32mm, pattern metering, tungsten light

I paid Lee $5 to model for me this time and my niece is visiting and she offered to model for me also. It’s definitely worth her while, $5 and some free photos to take home.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/6sec, ISO 800, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 67mm, pattern metering, tungsten light
Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/8sec, ISO 800, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 73mm, pattern metering, tungsten light
Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/8sec, ISO 800, exposure bias -0.3step, focal length 35mm, pattern metering, tungsten light

5 comments

  1. Nye I am so glad Lee loves the neckpiece! You can pin the shirt together with a bobbie pin for a tighter look for Lee’s outfit, the thing I like about Hmong outfit that even if the shirt is a little too big you can still make it look smaller and tighter. I really like Lee in the Hmong outfit and the Green Hmong dress looks great with the outfit!! (I know the dress is not green but it’s the Hmong Green Dialect’s dress)

    • mozemoua, I’ll wait for your tutorial, I think I’m not understanding correctly what you meant by pinning it to get a tighter look when I’m trying to lineup the pink part of the shirt with the apron. I’m thinking now that I’m doing it wrong, it should be wrapped around to the side for a tighter look. I’m learning a lot just by dressing Lee, and something that I could try to tackle making it for myself also.

      I really appreciate you sharing this part of your culture with us. Lee loves the neck piece so much that she wants to wear it for Christmas also. 🙂

  2. Nye, I must had been dreaming when I said bobby pin.. It was 5 in the morning, i was half asleep! LOL but I am in the process of uploading the tutorial as I type. Will blog and link you once I am done uploading. I need to get myself a video editing program now. I do not like windows movie maker at all, they do not have much options to pick. I wanted to do a voice over so it’ll be more professional but I couldn’t figure out how.

    I am in the processing of teaching myself how to sew the actual shirt, my biggest problem is learning how to control my dad’s huge sewing machine. It’s so powerful that it controls me rather than me controlling it.

    I always love sharing my culture with others, I believe every culture has their own uniqueness and in order for anyone to see the beauty in it, we have to share it.

    • Thanks for the video, I’ve been tying the slash like a knot and it doesn’t look too good after putting the waist band on top of it. I’ve to give this new method a try.

      I have an industrial sewing machine at home also, and since I grew up with one it’s not so bad for me. The satin fabric would be kind of hard to handle and sew imo but I’m sure when you work with it long enough you’ll master it eventually.

      That is so true about sharing your culture, you’ve to see the beauty of it in order to share. Sometimes I wonder if my culture is odd, but I think odd is not a bad thing, and uniqueness is a good thing. My 8 year old niece searched my blog last week at her school looking for our culture to share with her teacher, that’s kind of neat.

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