Elizabeth Kiester's lifestyle and clothing store, Wanderlust, offers those in Cambodia's Siem Reap the chance to keep up with high fashion. She describes her shop as being about "a lifestyle of nomadic experiences, culled from memories, thoughts, dreams, and passport stamps."
Kiester is a former high-powered chief creative director for LeSportsac and former fashion director for magazines, YM and Jane. She relocated from New York and started Wanderlust in Siem Reap after touring Southeast Asia on a volunteer vacation in 2008 with Globe Aware.
Her products are mostly bright, colorful, print dresses and accessories perfect for warm climates, sitting on the beach, and parties day or night. Kiester's favorite? "I am currently wearing my Bali Djellaba, a modern take on a caftan. I love this dress and wear it constantly. It's loose, easy, chic and sophisticated and looks good for a zillion occasions -- over a bathing suit at the beach, with sandals for daytime, over pants, on its own, dressed up for dinner. It's a seven-day-a-week dress." [...]
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