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:

Cinq A Sept

Gucci

Yoshikimono

 

 

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

Total Leather

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Hi Stylish!

Leather has been always been one of the most favorite fabrics of designers like Balenciaga, Gucci, Ulyana Sergeenko. It is one of the hardest material to work with because of its organic nature and stretching properties. When I visited the most famous fabric store in the nation-Mood in NYC, I was impressed by the variety of leather and vegan leather in every color possible that exist nowadays. I am a big fan of black leather though, because it looks much better with moderate wear. This season leather can be seen in different silhouettes, starting with pencil skirts and ending with camisole dresses! (there is one in Zara right now on sale-here) For my outfit I decided to combine ultra trendy culotte bottoms with classic vintage leather top. Here are some of my inspirations:

 

Balenciaga

 

Gucci

  Xenia

 

 

My look:

culottes: mine Forever 21, similar here

top: vintage, similar here

platforms: mine are from Moldavian brand Berka, similar here

glasses: 2$ glasses from Amazon, can find similar here