Fairbanks International Friendship Day
An October Must-go event in Fairbanks is the International Friendship Day. This event was named one of the ten best fall events in Alaska last year. This friendship celebration is organized by former Peace Corps volunteers and my friend Rosalind Kan and supported by various immigrant groups around town. Thus, when you happen to be in town on Friendship Day, it’s the best way to learn a lot about life in Fairbanks.
In previous posts on this annual celebration, I reported about the delicious dishes that are up for sales, artifacts exhibited at the venue, the music and awesome the dance costumes as well as about Fairbanks street style.
Heritage is shown with pride
Even when people have been born in the US and it were their their grandparents or generation before them, they know and tell their family history. Interestingly, there are people who are 100% Russian eventhough it where their great-great grandparents who moved to Alaska. They came when Alaska still belonged to Russia, i.e. they actually hadn’t immigrated, but just moved. They often can be recognized by their way of dressing when you do your grocery shopping. There are some communities in the Interior where you get along with just knowing Russian.
I love these traditional Norwegian lice sweaters and jackets. There is an unexpected history of these lice sweaters. This knitting pattern doesn’t only look great, it also is very smart from an insulation point of view. Thus, perfect for high latitude climate like northern Norway or Interior or north Alaska.
My great aunt used to wear an apron like this. It has an extra band across the bum to keep the apron down in the windy weather of the Netherlands. To withstand the wind the hems of the skirt and apron are very wide.
Fairbanks Street Style is fashion at the Last Frontier
Dress over pants is a Fairbanks thing. Mostly over leggings or skinnies. Skinnies are an Alaska classic.
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Top of the World Style Linkup party
Welcome to the 230th Top of the World Style linkup party and thanks for coming! Let me introduce you to the awardees from last week’s linkup and check out their blogs.
Style winner: Jill
Jill the blogger at of Doused in Pink is the Top of the World Style Winner.
Readers’ Fav: Penny
Penny, the budget and vinatge fashion blogger at of Frugal Fashion Shopper became Top of the World OOTD readers’ fav as you clicked her post the most often. She presented her latest vintage jewelry finds. Isn’t the spider brooch perfect for Halloween?
My Fav: Duhamel
My favorite look was the sweater, jeans and leo pumps Casual Friday look that Tatiana Moskatova of My Fab Forties linked up. Too bad that white washes me out. I so adore this look.
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