Sunday, September 28, 2008

Harajuku Lovin'

Not the Gwen Stefani kind ( although she does have a great line ), but the all creative ways to use beautiful Japanese Kimono.

I lived in Japan for two years and going to Harajuku was one of my fave things to do. The flea markets are amazing...

Here are a few interesting and inspiring ways to use kimono. I can't wait to use these ideas in the store.

The pic above is probably my #1 fave so far. Twin beds adjoined together to make a king size bed upholstered with amazing vintage kimono. Photo via Domino Mag.

This is a Roberto Cavalli cape (photo via Vogue ). I don't think the fabric is kimono, but this inspires me to look for a thicker kimono fabric and line it in fur for the winter. I think that would be stunning...

Pillows are another obvious way to use this fabric. I never get tired of this idea.

Another one of my favorites is to display the kimono on the wall. A collection grouped on a large wall would be wonderful.

I found these bobbie pins at Puchimaiko. Too cute!
Lots of fun ways to use kimono... too many to count and I'll be searching for more ;)


littlebyRD said...

Pretty! I love the kimono hanging above the sofa - that looks really great!

Teal Chic said...

I created a new blog, and hope you follow me there!

I've included a link to your shop on my most recent post!

~alison said...

omg! I Love the room with the white couch and the purple walls with red accents! I Love, love, love it!!!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Wow! The kimono on the wall looks stunning - my hubby brought me back a beautiful silk one from Japan(they're surprisingly heavy) and I've never really known what to do with it, apart from wear it over my silk pyjamas (from another trip to Bali!) - which obviously i don't do every day..!
Thanks for sharing this great idea..:)

PrettyLittleWorld said...

In the first season of Gossip Girl, Jenny has a gorgeous vintage kimono hanging behind her bed, in the same way as the photo you posted. Such a great idea for decorating!!


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