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

Hippie Silk

Hey stylish!

All you need is love and…some summer outfit. Hippie trend has been a go-to summer style for over five decades. In order to add some modern touch to your “peaceful” outfit, you should accessorize it with edgy pieces.  Try sunglasses or a glamorous hat. As usual, fabulous inspirations for you:

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My look:

pants: Vintage from 1989

shirt: Jones New York

belt: Forever 21

shoes: Lucky Brand

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

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