Малката Джоуи е интернет сензация, благодарение на фотографското вдъхновение на майка си Лаура
Лаура Изумикава понастоящем е блогър, фотограф и майка на 1-годишната Джоуи Мари Чой. А скоро й предстои да издаде книга-албум, комбинираща всичките й занимания в едно!
Вдъхновена от кроткоспящата си дъщеря, Лаура започва фотопроект (#JoeyWorldProject) в Instagram, които добиват голям успех. Основно той се върти около обличането на малката Джоуи в различни дрехи - като исторически личности, каот приказни геори, като съвременни модни икони или в народни носии от цял свят. Миналият месец тя публикува великолепна снимка на Джоуи в тракийска носия, изпратена й от двойката Петя и Димитър от Стара Загора. Част от нейните творения разгледайте в галерията ни тук:
Здравейте! That’s “hello” in the Bulgarian Cyrillic language! This beautiful Thracian folklore costume comes all the way from #Bulgaria 🇧🇬 from our new friends Petia, Dimitar and their sweet baby Georgi! Thank you so much for sending such a beautiful piece of Bulgarian culture to add to our #JoeyWorldProject! This traditional dress is just one of many different types of traditional garb in Bulgaria but this particular kind is from Petia’s hometown area called Stara Zagora which is in the middle of Bulgaria. I failed to find any information about the history of this dress online but I did what I always do before these Joey World Project posts and read up on each country featured and a take a lesson on history. I learned so much about Bulgaria wow! I did find a couple interesting facts about the country of Bulgaria that might be worth sharing. You’ll have to confirm for me Petia, but I read that Bulgarians shake their heads to mean yes and nod for when they mean no. Actually Joey does the same thing lately. She’ll shake her head when I offer her something to eat and then will gobble it right immediately afterwards. Maybe she’s part Bulgarian haha! Bulgaria is also the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established. You go Bulgaria. This happened in 681 AD. Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, was founded 7000 years ago and is claimed to be the second oldest city in Europe! Wow! This is probably a terrible representation of what is such a unique and colorful country but I’m so glad that I was able to get a little history lesson about Bulgaria and share with you what one of their beautiful traditional dresses looks like!
Today's #JoeyWorldProject costume represents #Indonesia! 🇮🇩 I was waiting for Joey to be big enough to fit into this beautiful #kebaya and I’m so happy now that she finally can! Thank you so much @mochi_kids for sending this outfit and the basket! The kebaya is a blouse-dress combination that is traditionally worn by women in Indonesia as well as other countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Burma, southern Thailand, Cambodia and the southern part of the Philippines. I found out a really cool fact about the Indonesian kebaya which I have to share. During World War 2, Indonesian female prisoners refused to wear western dresses allocated to them and instead wore the kebaya as a display of solidarity to separate themselves from fellow Chinese, Europeans and Eurasian inmates. Also the only woman present during Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence, journalist and activist SK Trimurti, wore the kebaya, cementing it as the female dress of nationalism. After Indonesian independence, the kebaya was appointed as a national costume of Indonesian women. Wow! What an amazing history behind this dress! Love learning something new about these traditional outfits. The history of this particular one really inspired me. 💁🏻🇮🇩💕
It’s been a while since I posted a #JoeyWorldProject entry and I’m so happy to finally have one from #Brazil! 🇧🇷 Thank you Maria for sending this adorable miniature #FestaJunina dress all the way from #RiodeJaneiro. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see this sort of a dress from Brazil. It sort of reminded me of a dress a farmer girl from the musical Oklahoma! would wear. 👩🏻🌾 This dress is actually worn at the Festa Junina which is a Brazilian festival that marks the end of summer and the beginning of the harvest. Visitors celebrate from mid-June until late August, dress up like farmers, enjoy bonfires and dance the #quadrilha. Quadrilha folk dances can involve up to 30 colorfully dressed performers! The dance was inspired by the 17th century French quadrilles, a type of traditional square dance but the Brazilian version is far more theatrical. I want to see it in person! Typically women wear their hair in pigtails, wear checkered dresses and paint freckles on their faces. I photoshopped blush and freckles on Joey’s face to complete the look and now she looks like a doll! Thank you again Maria for gifting us this beautiful piece of Brazilian culture and for teaching our family another unique part of Brazil’s traditions. O Brasil é lindo maravilhoso!
Privet! Today’s #JoeyWorldProject dress comes from our friend Lex from @dailyparenting to represent Russia. 🇷🇺 Thank you Lex! This traditional jumper dress is called a sarafan, a type of traditional Russian dress which has been around as early as the 1400s. The headdress is called a #kokoshnik (I love that word!). Her adorable wool felt shoes are called valenki which literally means “made by felting.” They are typically winter footwear and are often worn with galoshes to keep the water out as they are not water-proof. Aren’t they the cutest?? I’ve noticed that Russia is really into geometric shapes, which even shows in this traditional dress and headdress. The architecture in Russia, for example the famous Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is so stunning and unique in its geometric makeup. 🕌 I’m sure most of you already knew this but Tetris came from Russia and it totally makes sense because it’s a geometric game! One day I’d love to see these buildings in person and also get a #matryoshka doll!
Ahh! We can't believe we get to go #Disneyland this week! Thank you so much @disneyland for inviting us over and letting us have a mini vacation that our family so desperately needed! Now that Joey is more aware of the things around her, it'll be so fun to watch her absorb all the sights, sounds and smells at the park. Maybe we can try meeting Darth Vader again?? 😜 Be sure to check out our Stories to see what goes down this week. If anyone has any tips on what to check out there, please let this mama know in a comment below!