I've had a bit of a "Kimono" thing going on lately. It started when I found a great polished cotton cherry red one while out thrifting one day and decided it would be the perfect thing to wear when I am "beautifying"~~you know: masking, waxing, coloring, & painting myself in an effort to fend off the damages of time. Considering it cost less than a Stella at my favorite watering hole, I can justify the chance of "ruining" it~~and it looks much more elegant than an oversized t~shirt & boxers.
A few weeks later, I scored this amazing vintage Haori and I was hooked. You can, literally, wear it with just about anything from lingerie to jeans and it looks amazing. I was in love.
Then in March, I came across this little beauty: a vintage Pomare Hawaii Kimono style top with a keyhole neck & frog closure and just like the little piggy I carried it all the way home...because it reminded me of something I had seen but just could not seem to recall what or where...
Until I was flipping through my March issue of US Vogue and there it was: an ad for the very same Dries Van Noten top!
(photo source: Hollister Hovey)
To wrap it up, today I visited one of my favorite blogs of all time: Hollister Hovey. And there she was, with her sister Porter, showing us exactly how to wear a Kimono perfectly.
This one is for the shop and will have to feed your Kimono craze and not mine as we were not made for each other.
xx ~ Michelle