True, you don't exactly get the latest releases, but you do find hidden gems you've never dreamed of. Like Latcho Drom, a non-narrative documentary about the journey of gypsies from their ancestral lands to the cold expanse of Europe.
I don't know wether this outfit was inspired by the movie, or just how warm my Russian scarf is, but it rocked anyway.
My mom gave me the scarf as a wedding gift, and it is my all-time-favorite item of clothing.
That she thrifted it on a trip to the Soviets in the 70s and wore it all the way trough my childhood only makes it more special. I love my Mama.
Not just because she has awesome taste and she, well gave me life, but because of her integrity and fiery spirit. It was her for instance that drilled into me that people's common place attitudes about the Finnish Romane, were prejudice and cowardice and that I should trust my own judgement about people, regardless of their ethnicity, religious beliefs, or any other bullshit that is just the tiny fragment of one individual.
She also gave me these fancy feet.
...that I'll be dancing on. Maybe to this: