>> On a day that began with abstracted Japanese kimono silks grace Dries Van Noten's A/W 12-3 collection and ended with seductive Samurai ninjas at Mugler, my vintage kimono from Merchant Archive felt like an appropriate rag to be gallivanting around Paris in.  Even if it did get the tourists and children pointing.  I do apologies for pilfering pics from the core streetstyle crew that are out in force but obviously, I don't have a tag-along photographer to document my sartorial moves and having one would feel like a bit of a twat anyway.  Therefore, I have to thank Tamu of All the Pretty Birds and Nam of StreetFSN for photographing this kimono in its full glory.  The other shades of green come courtesy of new season Jonathan Saudners and Dries Van Noten and a big pauchy Diane von Furstenberg bag that miraculously holds a bulky DSLR.  That seems to be my criteria for bags these days.  The trusty neon Nikes were for pounding streets and also simultaneously made me look like a deranged Japanese dowager lady, running round in ragged robes and tipping rubbish bins over to see what I can find.  There's a very distinct possibility that by the end of fashion month next week, I could be well on my way to that madcap scenario.  Oh well, when I get back to London, I can go hang out with the guy on Holloway Road that drinks copious amounts of Stella Artois and loves to comb the streets for one penny pieces. 


(Photographs by Tamu of All the Pretty Birds)

(Photograph by StreetFSN for Grazia.It)
(Wearing vintage kimono, Jonathan Saunders jumper, Dries Van Noten skirt, Nike trainers, Diane von Furstenberg bag)

Comments (28)

  1. Such a wonderful combo between truuue vintage/alien piece and modern/so “youesque” things.

  2. Brigadeiro says:

    Oh my! I spotted your outfit on Tamu’s website, and I seriously HEAD OVER HEELS in love with your kimono, it is jaw-droppingly beautiful!

  3. Domonique says:

    I love how even your Nike’s work into this divine colour palette 🙂

  4. Lips N Stick says:

    Your look really works well!! Although you might not think it at first. I looove kimono’s,,,and I really love the one your are wearing, great color!

  5. Ah that looks lovely with the Dries van Noten skirt! Is it from this season (the skirt) haven’t seen it yet.
    Love from a Dries lover,

  6. Kate says:

    You look amazing! And oh so comfy… 🙂

  7. Tinacious.Me says:

    this is so cute! I love how you combine the different shades of greens.

  8. Alienist says:

    This was a very funny post. You don’t really look like a “deranged Japanese dowager lady, running round in ragged robes and tipping rubbish bins”. To me you look just like a very cute girl who happens to like green and needs comfy trainers to stroll down the street.
    I LOVE kimonos…If only they weren’t so expensive. Love your Dries Van Noten skirt.

  9. Els says:

    amazing shades of green!!! xx

  10. Serdane says:

    Amazing outfits !! You seem to be addicted to basket during Fashion weeks and I understand that.

  11. Peter says:

    Okay! Your personal style is amazing. This outfit is, for me, impeccable. Ironic. Iconoclastic. Happy I visited your site today.
    Peter @ http://low–couture.blogspot.com

  12. Jessie says:

    Nice outfit!Also the title ‘Turning Japanese’ is a brilliant song by The Vapors!

  13. maya.autumn says:

    Brilliant! I don’t think a kimono with Nike trainers has ever been done before, but it works so well!xx

  14. Jane Alisa says:

    Ha! I adore your writing, your so self depreciating. Lovely outfit as always

  15. Angela says:

    I love your vintage Kimono, beautiful!

  16. i am Japanese fashion blogger.
    read your blog everyday.
    U look nice on Kimono.

  17. Charlotte says:

    Wow!! This whole outfit is so pretty!! I die utterly happy after this… The green shoes look great with the kimono (kimonos make me happy because a) I have one and its really pretty and I feel special/warm & fuzzy wearing it and b) its a really fun word to type…) anyhow this outfit makes me happy (i already said that…)
    Also (because it would make me a happy, little frog if I knew you had seen my blog) could you check it out?

  18. duckalicious says:

    the kimono is delightful. it makes you look a tad like a bag lady, and I mean that in the best possible way.

  19. SACRAMENTO says:

    Brilliant, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  20. how can you pull that off? you look amazing. brilliant.

  21. Stef says:

    Love seeing flats looking great & fashionable – especially in that combo!

  22. Niki says:

    I’ll be honest, I saw you wearing Nike kicks at the Diesel Black Gold show in NY and my poor, heel-clad feet were SO jealous. I love the color of this pair that you’re rocking here, so awesome.
    xx Niki from “>http://www.ahautemess.ca

  23. SushiQueen says:

    I love kimonos, and I own a few, and I never wear them, cus they are silk and precious, however seeing you wearing a kimono like that, It changed my mind, I might walk around London wearing kimonos!

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