Featured in this image is a UCLA graduate wearing an Indonesian sarong kebaya. The kebaya is a traditional outfit for women in many Southeast Asian countries – it is also recognized as the national costume of Indonesia. Kebaya is the upper garment piece, while the lower skirt is the sarong.
This combination with the UCLA graduation sash matched beautifully to show the graduate's achievements and her culture. I would highly encourage incorporating aspects of your culture, background, and other meaningful symbols into your photo shoot. After all, they are all something that give you pride in who you are!