Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Kimono - Kimoyes

We are still in the midst of festival season and as LouLou's team prepare to pitch our fabulous fair at V Festival next week we are talking about what to take with us in the office. We are all suckers for huge sleeves, whether on a beautiful 70s maxi or on a flippy 60s mini. So it's no surprise we're all after a glamorous kimono to cover up with, the bigger the sleeves and the more tassels the better!


The 1920s drew inspiration from the far East for lounge wear, the kimono inspired dressing gown was an incredibly elegant addition to any woman's wardrobe. Popular actresses at the time Betty Compson, Marion Davies and Louise Brooks show off their silk robes here both on and off screen.

If you're in the market for something truly authentic then check out this 1920s beauty I found on Etsy for a cool £251. The colours are just amazing though, I could lounge forever in this silk cover up. Sigh.


Fast forward to the 21st Century and the kimono makes a come back. Nicole Richie has always been a boho queen, with 70s maxis and head dresses being a regular style choice. So it's no wonder she's been spotted rocking a kimono or 10!

There are umpteen wonderful kimonos on the internet. It was hard deciding which ones to suggest you go and buy! See above for an example of the 20s kimonos available online, if that's a little out of your price range (it's certainly out of ours - sob!) the high street has some fab alternatives that will see you through any festival. So here's a start. Three very different takes on the modern kimono cover up.

Traditional peacock print eBay
Vibrant stardust fabric at ASOS
Huge tassels at SheVamps Vintage who are also one of our wonderful traders x

Happy Festivaling
Gian x

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