|Kimono – vintage // Jeans – Zara // Angora sweater – Acne // Duck Toe Sandlas – Swedish Hasbeens|
I’ve been hankering after a vintage kimono for over a year now – to wear in the mornings and as a kind of luxury house coat. Last autumn I found some incredibly beautiful ones, but incredibly pricey, in a boutique (can’t think of the name) in Stoke Newington. I then started researching them online and found a whole load on Ichiroya (an online Japanese kimono flea market) but worried about the sizing I finally gave up. Last weekend on a Christmas shopping spree to Islington, I found this one in one of the little antique shops tucked away by the market stalls in Camden Passage. 1930s, nice and short, gorgeous colours and just £45. Another shopper had already spied it too and had nipped away to find her husband however the shop owner had made no promise and was happy to sell to me. I whipped it on to check it looked okay (husband and baby thankfully in tow) paid and then we rushed off super quick. So apologies to that other shopper, if indeed she did return.