So, is this how I spend my weekends at home: dressed in a vintage silk kimono, listening to relaxing music?
Well, no. It may be what I’d like my weekends to look like, but I have to admit it’s all carefully staged, pure fantasy.
As you know, when it comes to style and clothes, I’m practical to the point of being boring. For me, it’s all about functionality: I like clothes that are versatile and fit for purpose, without any bells and whistles. I never play dress up (did more than enough of that as a little girl), and I definitely never wear second hand clothing (sure, I may like browsing unique and beautiful second hand clothes in shops for inspiration, but I want my clothes pristine and unused, thank you very much).
However, I do like luxury goods… And I love silk kimonos. So much that I when I saw this 1920’s kimono in a vintage shop in London (years ago), I bought it on a whim. I hardly ever wear it (maybe I should), but it’s one of my favourite pieces. The kind of thing I could imagine wearing on a lazy Sunday afternoon as I wander around my spacious, perfectly coordinated and unbelievably tidy home…
Hey, this is a fantasy outfit, for my fantasy life (and fantasy home), work with me here!
Anyway… I wanted to see if we could have a photo shoot indoors now that daylight hours are in short supply. So, why not try to recreate my fantasy life for photos, even if it’s just for a brief moment?
Besides, I wanted to show you this beautiful Murano glass necklace sent to me by a Scottish company called Eternal Collection.
In my opinion, this pretty necklace called for something with a bit of an Art Deco vibe.
I love Art Deco. And I love the ornate yet simple clothes from the 1920’s, and the glamorous vibe of old photos from the early 20th century. And as this kimono is the only real 1920’s piece in my wardrobe, I just had to see what it would look like with the necklace…
So, there you have it: pure fantasy, staged in my living room…
necklace: c/o Eternal Collection / kimono: vintage
Disclaimer: I was gifted the necklace by Eternal Collection. All words are my own.
What’s your fantasy outfit (or life, or home) like?
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