Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kon'nichiwa Kimonos

Say Kon'nichiwa to the new Japanese luxury that is travelling to the UK. Seeing as it's Summer it's a perfect time to be embracing this beautiful, silky wear that is not just heading to the UK but all around the world as you Brits pack it up and take it on your hols for the perfect beach wear.

When I say "Kimono" we don't mean a full on Japanese outfit fit for a fancy dress party. It's an inspired creation from the floral silk like material mixed with a Western feel fixed with tassels on the edges, maybe it should have been called the "Westimono" but somehow I can understand why that didn't happen.The use of black is vividly strong, but black is acceptable for any outfit having endless colours that it can be matched with (fashion rule number 1: know what matches and what doesn't). Don't get disheartened if you're not a dark coloured clothing fan, there's also a vast majority available in white with a Great Gatsby feel to them as they're fully embellished with sequins and beads. Why, Mr Gatsby would swing you away playing All that jazz in his oh so expensive mustard motorcar, ok Rachel that's enough.

One of the best things about this Summer style favourite is not just the beautiful floral patterns but the feel and texture of the Kimono. The way it's loose with it's large sleeves lets the summer air in and allows you to wear it when it's boiling hot, debatable that it protects you from sunburn really seeing as you'll have no need to take it off apart from when you're in the sea, don't want to get it ruined now do we?

I wonder if the Japanese are embracing any of the British typical accessories, although I don't think an umbrella is needed that much over on the other side of the world, it just tends to be scorching hot. If you have been to Japan and it's been raining then let's be honest, us Brits take the weather wherever we go.

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