K I M O N O

Japan has been on my top 5 must-visit-country since three years ago. Not only I enjoy the food, but also its beauty of natural places. Its culture clings to the Japanese a lot. You can still find sacred places, like temples in Japan. You know what? The oldest wooden building in the world is located in Japan, its Horyuji Temple.

Harajuku, iconic fashion style in Japan, also attracts me a lot. I will find myself go crazy in the harajuku outlet. Japan also produces iconic and legendary world’s fashion designer, like Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake.

What excites me is it’s the spring time. Cherry blossom, a pretty pink flower that will only bloom in spring. People would be willing to spend their day-off work only to capture the beauty of cherry blossom. It is going on now in Japan.

It inspires me to do outfit experiments with Kimono, a Japanese traditional dress. It is only worn on special occasions, like tea ceremonies, weddings, funerals. Here it goes, three different styles of me using the Kimono.

First, I want to have an original look of kimono. Therefore, I will keep the shape natural. To make it more dramatic, I wear it with black accordion pleated long skirt. You can use this outfit to go out for a dinner and semi-formal events.

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Second look is the chick one. I turn the kimono into tops. I wear velvet culottes and pair of blue heels.

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I juggle the kimono into high waist skirt. I use red belt and tie it in ribbon shape at front. The jeans shirt is actually oversized. I roll up the sleeves to give 80s look. I will definitely wear this look when hang out with friends or go to mall.

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I made the red paintings on the background myself. It took me almost a week to really think the idea and color and finally to make that happen. The black flowery background is actually a fabric.

You can turn something usual into something different and unique by imagination and creativity. I want to know which one is your favorite by leaving your comment on the block bellow. My favorite is the second one. So guys, what are you waiting for? The clock keeps ticking. Do something you love and let the world knows!

Look 1 : Pleated black skirt Karen Millen / Kimono Oriental Craft

Look 2 : Velvet cullotes Zara / Blue heels Tory Burch

Look 3 : Inner tops Karen Millen / Jeans shirt Pull&Bear / Maroon belt Calvin Klein / Shoes Y-3

Styling and Photography : Ariny Lastarya Putri

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