This is one of my most favourite (non pro) photo of my Mum and Dad.
We had their Indonesian outfits made over in Bali a few days after we arrived.
Random story time: Mum and I were shopping in the fabric markets in Denpasar when the 6.7? earthquake hit and we didn't feel a thing. We were inside a shop and everyone in other stores and on the street started screaming and looking up. We freaked out too! Mum grabbed my arm and we ran out on the street, I thought someone had been killed with the way everyone was reacting. Mum finally managed to ask someone and they said they felt an earthquake. Immediately I started getting messages from home to see if we were ok. D was at the hotel pool and started seeing the staff rush out and he followed too, it actually hit harder where he was in Legian, D said he saw the hotel sway. Freaky.
Back to the outfits, before we left, it was difficult to find something for Dad to wear, he doesn't wear suits or ties, so I thought why not just get him a Batik shirt made! He would feel way more comfortable in it. Mum already had 2 choices of dresses to wear and she jumped at the idea of wearing something Indonesian too.
We bought all the fabric on Jl Surabaya in Denpasar, this street was full of fabric stores, that sold gorgeous Batiks and different types and colours of stunning lace. (I got the fabric for my Kebaya here too)
We used Anika Tailor in Tuban, they were lovely, they worked out a awesome price for us and had it made in 2 days, I was super busy and unable to get to their shop for a fitting, so they came to the hotel one afternoon to do the fitting in our room.
nawwwwww. I loved how they looked!