Land of the Rising Sun

May 22, 2012

by Gracia Ventus

I made my last trip to Melbourne two weeks ago and it goes without saying that I paid a visit to my favourite place – Camberwell Market. The weather was crisp, the people good-looking, and best of all I found someone selling hand-cut kimonos for $25 each. Naturally I had to snag one.

Notice how the silhouette looks like Comme des Garcons’s FW2012 flat coats?
Hand cut kimono; Sussan vest; Damir Doma ‘obi’ belt; BlackMilk Cathedral leggings; Rick Owens boots

I admit I’m not wearing it the traditional way due to the lack of details, but in my head I knew it’d make one hell of a dramatic silhouette. When I walked on the streets I felt like an Asian assassin, even though my mission for the day was just to attend trade and runway shows for work purposes (’twas fashion week here). Needless to say with my piercing smoky eyes, religious-themed leggings and billowy kimono, some people looked at me like I’m the confused farmer cousin of Beelzebub.


5 thoughts on “Land of the Rising Sun

  • Alicia – Sea Of Ghosts

    by Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts on May 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Oh my god, how did I not see that you were scheduled to be in Melbourne recently?! Please let me know next time you’re here!

    I’ve heard of this kimono seller – a friend of a friend recently purchased a few of them and has been styling them in lots of fun ways. A little too dramatic for me but something I love on others! You wear it well.

  • Semicosmic

    by Semicosmic on May 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    This outfit is AMAZING. Your attention to detail is always impecable and I CANNOT believe you snagged that kimono for $25, talk about a mega steal!

  • inkarlcerating

    by inkarlcerating on May 25, 2012 at 8:41 am

    i love u …. !!!!!!

  • Lucinda

    by Lucinda on May 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I always forget to wander by the markets whenever I’m Melbourne. I’m not a market person but clearly you can find some beautiful things. A kimono could have been costume-like but you’ve styled it so well.


    by PAUL JATAYNA on June 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I am so happy I found your blog :) You’re so original! We need that nowadays


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