The Old New Story of Kimono

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Hey Stylish!

The story of the kimono has always intrigued Western world and took many forms in the way it is adapted in nowadays wear. We have seen many examples of the new silhouettes and textiles of many variations of the kimonos. I am actually a big fan of the traditional kimonos that are universally flattering. If you want to adapt more wearable look you can mix it with slip dresses (like I did) or with jeans for a more casual, eclectic look. As usual, I leave you with the freshest runway inspirations:

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My look: 

kimono- Vintage, hand painted and batik, similar here and there

shoes- Dolce Vita

belt-Forever 21, similar here

bag-vintage, similar here

slip dress-H&M, similar here

Turkish Cucumber and Persian Pickle

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Hello stylish!

My favorite pattern is paisley aka”Turkish cucumber” and I am very glad that it is fashionable in Spring season. Paisley become popular in Western World during 1960s era of hippie movement. I live in San Francisco, the heart of hippie movement, therefore I supposed to love colorful and rich “Persian pickle”.  I got my inspiration from from Paisley projection photography by John French. If you are not familiar with his work, here it is:

138856and some more inspirations from nowadays:

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My look:

dress: Selective Concepts from Goodwill

shoes: Bamboo

jewelry:Zara

Breton

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Stripped dress:vinatge

coat:Ann Taylor

hat:Forever 21

ring:Forever 21

Hello my stylish friends!

I am in love with Breton pattern.The official striped navy and white pattern was picked up by seafarers and sailors across the region of Northern France. Nowadays, Breton is one of the most wearable prints that represent French chic style.Here is some proof:

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Do you like Breton as much as I do?

xoxo Xenia

Still 90s

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hat:Vintage

dress:Forever21

Hello my stylish friends!

From my previous posts you already know about my love to the 90’s style. Today I was inspired by the baby-doll dresses,which along with several other fashion items of the 90’s,have made a comeback in our time.Here is the evidence:

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Saint Laurent

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Givenchy

Do you like the 90’s trend?

xoxo Xenia