Monday, August 25, 2014

"You Come Beating Like Moth's Wings"

I finally got around to making a kimono just in time for the end of summer! I'm excited to welcome in early fall with some dark but colorful hues with this piece. My mother had this fabric on her shelf for absolutely ages. I was attracted to it, but couldn't figure out what to do with it until I saw many fashionistas wearing kimonos around the city and was inspired! The fancy fringe had been sitting around in my sewing bin for a year and a half, ever since I had planned to use it on my first semester final evening gown project but didn't end up needing it. It was pricier than the fabric, I'm sure, but a simpler fringe at a better price option can definitely be found. I accessorized the look simply and wore a basic outfit underneath so that the focus is on the main attraction. I'll have a DIY video for the easiest kimono ever up by tomorrow! It's perfect for those who like to be creative but can't fit too big of a project into their schedule, or for those who are just getting started sewing and designing. I can't wait to share the video with you and I hope many of you will try it out yourselves and have your own unique, dream kimono. 

Photography: Ben Benson

Outfit Highlights: Handmade Kimono and bronze sandals from Chadwicks from forever-ago!

Style Tip: Let the main focus be on your star attraction when you've made something yourself whether it is clothing or an accessory. 

Song of the Day: Moth's Wings by Passion Pit

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