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!
Here we are again! New Year - New vintage season! Anticipating the onslaught of customers!
Romany was going for the 70s sports vibe with her matching red kimono and I was wearing my old faithful Westernised firework/chrysanthemum number. Both of us feeling fab!
Below are some of our wonderful customers...some not quite ready to buy; some newbies, buying on the spot; a young lady who was doing a project on kimonos at school (killing it with the sparkly Converse I might add!) and some returning with new blood in tow!!!
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.