thorny crown

Philip Lim x Target dress; vest from Afghanistan

My mom used to spend every summer in Afghanistan, teaching science to teachers who had been displaced by the Taliban.  She hasn't gone in the last few years, but it's still a huge part of her life.  Every year, she would bring back different pieces of her trip.  This vest was one of the mementos she brought back - it was intended for a boy, but I pilfered it away, and now it's one of my favorite pieces of clothing.