Thursday, 31 July 2014

That Kimono Thing

The word "kimono" literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"). A Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment, a T-shaped, straight-lined robe worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Away from Japan, and all the culture and heritage it holds, the Kimono has taken on a new lease of life. One of this summers most coveted wardrobe staples, and an all-time love of mine, they come in all shapes, sizes, fabrics and prints. Tassels or no tassels, throw on a kimono and there's instant ethereal, bohemian goddess status right there (in my opinion). There's just something about slipping on a Kimono to 'finish off' or 'make' an outfit that somehow makes me feel em-powered, like a modern day 80's power-dressing moment. I'm slowly building a little collection and with a Kimono-inspired DIY on the way to share with you all, the rest of my wardrobe could do with a shake up to compete. So with that in mind, I probably shouldn't have created this ensemble of style-inspiration-goodness...can you ever really have enough of these versatile delights though? (don't answer that!).

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