During a trip to Kyoto a few years ago I discovered that vintage children’s’ kimonos make fabulous little jackets! Kyoto, unlike Tokyo, is much more rooted in Japanese history–geishas and tea ceremonies are still de rigueur whereas Tokyo embraces a much more modern pace. Hence there is a better selection of vintage kimonos in Kyoto. I prefer children’s’ kimonos from the 50′s-70′s because the prints are much more colorful and playful and their size lends themselves easily to being worn as little jackets.
Dress, Vivienne Westwood
Vintage children’s kimono from the 60′s
Obi belt, Gucci
Purple suede peeptoe heels, B by Brian Atwood
Obi purse, Kenzo
Murano Glass bubble necklace made by me, here is a link to the DIY post.
Diamonds studs, my own
Here is a quick recap of looks 1-12 in order from left to right, top to bottom.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,