As you may have guessed, there have been no live vintage fairs to report on since March so when we moved to virtual fairs I decided that I would maintain the tradition of the #allbymyselfie that I always did in the absence of my 'wing-man', my lovely daughter Romany, at any of the fairs I did on my own.
Here are the photos all together. My seasons faves were the bright red crane juban and the 1930s pink with red and black....very optimistic colours!
Let's hope I can give these newest items in my personal wardrobe a good outing before Xmas!
Well, you didn't expect 'The Kimono Ladies'...or at least the #allbymyselfie version, to not dress ups for an event.!!!
Today and tomorrow, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April the fair is on at 'Lou Lou's Vintage Fair', on theire Instagram and Facebook pages...It's the 'Lou Lou's Virtual Vintage Fair'.
Nothing virtual here at 'Objects of Desire' though....You can click and buy every item we have for sale at the fair, here online in our store!
However, you can access 34 more traders on the Lou Lou's pages. Enjoy!!!
Cat #156 - Habutai silk in a vivid purple with pale tonal shibori patterns. Lovely lighter weight haori.
Cat #155 - As far as I can tell, this is an unworn vintage crepe silk haori with a slightly 1930s vibe hand painted block print pattern. £80
Cat #125 - Original vintage hand painted smokey grey splattered abstract landscape design on amber crepe silk. £75
Cat #150 - Another 'unworn' vintage haori. This one has hand painted Japanese bells on it in pretty mid-pastel shades - £80.
Cat #158 - 'Orchil' coloured Asanoha shibori haori. Wow! That's a description and a half!!! Lovely drapey silk tile patterned number. £80.00
Cat #132 - Vintage silk leafy patterned damask haori in burnt orange with batik or 'dye-stop' technique leaf design, couched in parts with gold metallic thread. - £75
Cat #126 - Pretty bronzed strawberry pink vintage silk haori with hand drawn blossom branch design - £75
Cat #128 - Semi-antique silk haori, possibly 30s/40s, with hand painted and embellished block print of a house & garden scene. £80
The Latest Buys - Some easy to wearJapanese vintage kimonos, all original hand made items. Generally this style of edge to edge jacket fits a UK size 8 loosely and up to a UK size 14 as a close fit & occasionally up to a UK size 16.
Cat #140 - DEEP PURPLE & SMOKEY LAVENDER HAND PAINTED SILK HAORI - £75
Cat #153 - PLUM BLOSSOM BRANCH PRINTED & HAND FINISHED PALE BLUE SILK CREPE HAORI - £80
BERCat #151 - RY AND GREY BOKASHI DYED SILK CREPE HAORI - £80
Cat #143 - POSSIBLY 1920s/30's HAND PAINTED SILK CREPE HAORI - £85
From beginning to end....My #allbymyselfie...My daughter was absent Sunday, busy working for real money not 'kimonos and cake'!
We had some lovely visitors...not all of whom bought anything but I always enjoy showing all the aspects of these gorgeous delights! Nonetheless it was a fruitfull day!
So....to be honest, we've abandoned the website for a bit...far too much to do to update anything at all. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a primary career designing for a manufacturer of ladies outerwear, swimwear, separates and knitwear...and menswear....and kidswear!
That's why not much happens here at the moment. The Facebook page and the Instagram account is really where it's at.
However, we're thinking of changing the way some items are sold and may log some short kimonos for instant sale. WATCH THIS SPACE!
The site owner Meredith Kemp-Ghani has been in the fashion industry for many years and hopes to add items here to entertain and interest you all.