Luxury Handmade Kimonos

 

The sun is out and summer is on its way. Our festival preparations are coming along nicely. We have been mainly busy with making our festival staple, the kimono cover up. It’s a more modern, casual and airy take on the classic Japanese variety. We use vintage saris, cotton sarongs, salvaged trims and a lot of love making these. They are all one of a kind statement pieces perfect for your summer festival or holiday wardrobe. These are all coming to the festival circuit with us, but if there is one you like, get in touch and grab it before it goes!

Modeled by the beautiful Lucinda Kennard. Feather headdresses by Feathered Fantasy.

Eco Kimonos

Summer is here which also means festival season is here! So we have been busy making our best sellers; one off a kind sustainable kimonos ! We reuse vintage saris, cotton sarongs, silk scarfs and all sorts of other high quality that fabrics that come our way. We don’t buy new which obviously puts a strain on natural resources. The trims we source from end of roll haberdashery sales and from our travels.

Here we have the gorgeous eco warrior-poet-actress Amy Brangwyn modelling our first batch.

Available at our festival stall this summer. See our Facebook Page for dates.

Alternative Wedding Dress

Making someones wedding dress is always a little nerve wrecking. The pressure to get it right and everything else that goes with it.

But I loved the challenge of making this dress for my very stylish friend Chani.

We chose a 1940’s Vogue pattern and used the reverse matt side of this amazing (but very slippery) silk fabric.

She looked stunning!

wedding dress top wedding dress side

 

Hand Embellished Hat and Jacket

Made to Order Luxury Jacket and Hat.

Kim works for the sustainability team at the Council. She wanted me to make her a striking stage outfit. We decided on a blue-purple colour palette.  I think I got a little carried away with the beading. Hours and days later I stopped. She was very pleased with the outcome and had great comments from the crowd. Yay!