They say volunteering can change your life. But all you’ve gotten from afternoons at the soup kitchen is a bad case of carpal tunnel.
Former New Yorker Elizabeth Kiester was luckier. During a volunteer vacation to Cambodia, she fell madly in love with the colors and people of the country. The totally fabulous (and really brave) fashion editor and one-time creative director for LeSportsac ditched everything for something completely unconventional: a clothing boutique in Siem Reap.
The result is Wanderlust, dedicated to beautiful things handmade by Cambodian women. Its range includes colorful dresses and tops; wooden bangles, basket bracelets, and a silk tie necklace we can’t stop thinking about; espadrilles and flip-flops for kicking around; inexpensive Jackie O sunglasses and scarves; and more.
But you don’t have to travel to Asia to get your fill of these gorgeous goods.
In case you were wandering.
Available online at wanderlustcambodia.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Wanderlust