Sunday, 24 October 2010

Kimono + miu miu

vintage 1920's kimono
hervé léger dress
vintage clutch
topshop boots
miu miu flower spats

photos by tasha

So this is what I wore on the night! I picked up this 1920's kimono at a vintage market.. I learned something fashinating - when women in japan get married they cut their kimono sleeves shorter, cos the long ones are concidered too sexy.. anyone know anything more about this? I just thought it was such an interesting thing..

But now on to the shoes! or more like shoe spats or what ever they are! I was on the waiting list in miu miu and finally got the call that they are in! the heels from the show was a bit too low for me so it's perfect that you can customise your own heels with these!! next I need to try them with pointy pumps.. I'm in loooooove, I'll get some better pics of them soon.. (they deserve a proper ''shoot'' haha)

have a nice weekend, and if you are in london I challenge you to a elbow fight tomorrow at this vintage fair...



LittleRachael said...

That Kimono is absolutely gorgeous, I'm quite jealous :-)

Little Rachael

thewhitecamera♥ said...

Wow, your kimono looks amazing ;)

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

trés chic!!


verychiclist said...

The miu miu are beautiful!Lovely the matching with the kimono

C said...

I daresay the Japanese would probably not have thought of a Kimono thrown over a bodycon dress! Now that's sexy. The shoes are so adorable, I think its time to think of an extra early christmas present!

Kimberley said...

The boots, the dress - amazing.

Sydney Rahimtoola said...

in love with the whole loook! haven't seen that many kimonos in the streets yet.


PaolinaBM said...

loving your kimono and of course your miu miu's! Lovely!

Maggie ☮ said...

you definitely rocked that Kimono! :) and those shoes are very interesting. i like it.

Camilla said...

i love the shoes.


J.S. said...

cute outfit! love the kimono.


BespokeRose said...

Stunning colours, and those shoes are incredible

Pina Colada Kisses said...

The photos are stunning love the old column and the shoes are fantastic. All around great photography, great setting and fabulous clothes.

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

you always have the best shoes!

Shebelle said...

I love that kimino look, does the shop has a website?


the boots are adorable

Uptown Twirl said...

I love the kimono! i've never heard that before with the sleeves... im googling as we speak hehe x

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great kimono and miumiu flowers! xoxo

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great kimono and miumiu flowers! xoxo

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mieken petra said...

gorgeous!! youre so inspiring, my dear. =D

Marloes. said...

the kimono is amazing!!

Marianne P said...

Love the boots, the are amazing!

feli said...

love it

Meekay said...

The whole outfit is amazing!!

Sweet Confessions said...

love the spats!

Sara said...

You look so so pretty.
It's the perfect style.
All that you wear is art.

Molly said...

Ihana kimono!

Marta said...

gorgeous shoes <3

Rebecca said...

The kimonois beautiful and those shoes are incredible! xxx

DaisyLine said...

looooooove your shoes :)
have a nice day!

Senja said...

i love your hair :))) !

Alice said...

amazing ^^

Fashion Queen said...

Your shoes are gorgeous.

Nádia said...

Love the kimono and love the miu miu's!!!

Karobaro said...

Killer outfit!

sophia said...

amazing kimono!

Anonymous said...

:) sorry to say, but that is definitely not a kimono. Yukata, might be.

Just thought I would point that out, cause people always mix those up.

Kat Che

lisa jane said...

it's suits you so good!

Dints said...

Sulla tuntuu aina olevan merkkivaatteita ja kenkiä ylläs, joten haluanki kysyä mitä sä oikein teet työkses?

fashion clocked said...

gorgeous. Im not sure when your birthday was/is but i'll just say Happy birthday anyway. Love the colours of the kimono so striking and the metal flowers on miu miu gaitors are incredible! I just wish the miu miu heels had a higher heel too...bahhh to the kitten heel!
love the second shot you look so pretty.Enjoy your weekend. Katie.xx

fashion clocked

Anonymous said...

Laitatko joskus kuvaa poikaystävästäsi? Olisi kiva nähdä, millainen pari olette :) tosin ymmärrettävää, jos haluat jättää hänet blogin ulkopuolelle! Mahtava asu muuten, jälleen kerran.

Gorgeous Clara said...

amazing boots!

Iben said...

putting a kimono in the mix is so cool! Im still searching ebay for one:) you look beautiful!

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La piccola romanza. said...

Great pic...That kimono looks stunning, amazing outfit!

Anja said...

i love your shoes!!!

xoxo anja

Penny Dreadful said...

What a beautiful kimono - I didn't know anything about the sleeves, that is fascinating. I have quite a collection myself, that I bought in vintage stores when I went to Japan. I tend to wear them the same way you do, draped over a more modern dress

Gunilla said...

Sooo nice miu miu's!!! lovely!

Carrousel de la Mode said...

Gorgeous idea!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

The kimono looks sooo gorgeous! I feel inspired!

Jose Camacho said...

The kimono looks amazing on you. Especially in those vibrant color tones. Love the pattern from that scenery as well. GORGEOUS!

Jose C.

Nicoline said...

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Serena P. said...

Loving this!!!

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Fashion & DIY said...

Wow I love this outfit!!


Love your KIMONO!

Ronisha said...

perfect colors ....NICE!

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

what a great the miu miu spats combined with the kimono!

XoXo-Kelli K

SANDRA said...

Hi all, your comments are so nice, thank you again!

anon: kyllä varmaan jossain vaiheessa laitan kuvan poikaystävästä.. saa nähdä :)


La Petite Anglaise said...

Pairing a vintage Kimono with a Herve Leger mini dress? Now that is some serious fashion inspiration! It shouldn't work, but yet it's brilliant. Those Miu Miu flower/spat/objects are absolutely divine. I am hideously jealous. This look is decadent yet at the same-time extremely chic and elegant. Great post, as per always. X

Marinka said...

Your boots are really too cute ^^

Mary Ann said...

I love this vintage kimono!

MELISSA Z. said...

awesome kimono, wow! Great print and colors!

Anonymous said...

I actually hate this outfit, love the stella mccartney post above though...


Oh, what a find! I'm quite jealous! My house gown/kimono collection is slowly growing, but I've never find anything quite like this. Beautiful.

LH said...

i always adore your shoes everytime you post outfitspost ! i'm so totally jealous of your shoes, girl ! but which shoepair are your favs ?

leblogdel said...

Nice shoes!

Emily Jean said...

love the kimono and flower spats!

Tiffany's Small World said...

kimono and shoes!love

christina said...

LOVE the kimono and the spats. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous xxx

fizzleout said...

Love everything about this look! That kimono is a real find! Have quoted your blog as the inspiration behind finding my own kimono in my latest blog post :)

Nyrha said...

I love your shoes!

Nyrha said...

I love your shoes!

Abaca said...

Love love love it!

Sonoe Sugawara said...

Hi. Lovely to meet you at the Spitalfields market. Thank you for showing off that beautiful kimono. It was my favourite one! I am very pleased you mix with gorgeous miumiu and the bodycon dress, which I adore.

I will be in the market again tomorrow. Hope to see you soon.

many many thanks,

Sonoe Sugawara
(you can see my kimono album in my facebook)

Carolyn said...

you find the most amazing things! that kimono is so bright and the miu miu is beautiful

Dexter said...

The first word that jumps on my mind: awesome. It's accurate enough to describe this outfit, so let's go with awesome :)

Urura said...

Loooove the outfit. The colour of the kimono is so pretty as well. Can't really see whether it is a cut kimono or a jacket meant to be used over a kimono put nevertheless, it is really nice. And the 20's vibe is really cool as well. Nowadays all kimono's for young women seem to be just pink and glittering.

As for the sleeves, I haven't heard of anyone really cutting the sleeves, but the kimonos worn by non-married and married women are different. Overall the kimonos young women wear have more of everything. It takes ages to put it on and as gorgeous as I have felt when wearing it, I would not like to do it every day :) I find it hard to explain, but the difference is easy to understand with the below links.

Here you have the kimonos the young not married women wear:

...and here some that are worn by married women:

Ja nyt huomasin muista kommenteista, et sä puhut suomea myös! Tää on kaiken kaikkiaan tosi ihana blogi, sulla on hurmaava tyyli. Ja tää look kyllä painautu mun mieleen niin, et taidan kokeilla lähitulevaisuudessa jotain samantyylistä :)

nina said...

Love this outfit!
Yes, please send more pics of the shoes, they look adorable

xo Nina

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