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Memoirs of a Geisha

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I wonder what would have been to live in a time where your Kimono was something essential. Since I arrived to Japan, I knew I wanted to do something: to feel dressed like history hadn't come to these times. I searched all over Kyoto for white cotton socks, these perfect wooden kimono shoes, and finally, for a silk Kimono. I'm glad that beginning this year, I came to Japan and discovered this hidden and diferent world. 
I'm also wearing an Yves Saint Laurent vintage belt, that Yves actually made 
inspired by Japanese culture for his collection ,
 and I love the fact that it's so well done. 
I even discovered it was probably used in the runway (it has written instructions for wearing it and it's tiny size). So it seems that now with this place and this garments fits perfectly. I had a big coffee and patience to choose from the photos,but I couldn't just post 3 pictures this time, because I won't be everyday in Kyoto wearing my Kimono and feeling like a Geisha. I hope you like it!
Yves Saint Laurent belt, Kimono, socks and shoes found in stores in Kyoto 
Photos taken at the Nijo Castle in Kyoto
Sayonara!!
Denni

92 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures!
    You look stunning :)

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  2. I can't believe :) You keep surprising me :) I dreamt about you last night :) you were stunning as always :) Love the way you pose ....and the rest :)

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  3. this is BEAUTIFUL, you are one of my all time favorite fashion bloggers. <3

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  4. I loved!
    You really seems a Geisha!
    Great pictures!
    kisses

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  5. I really appreciate your comments guys!!

    Thanks so much :)

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  6. You look beautiful...may I ask, Denni, where you bought the kimono? I'm going to Kyoto in a few months and I'd like to know where I can buy a simple beautiful kimono like this one.

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  7. Love this association of a tradition kimono and the vintage YSL belt.

    Alice.

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  8. Wow! Love this post!

    You are stunning!


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  9. Great choice!! I would love to get my hands on kimono!! they are the most perfect outfit that a girl can dream off!! I guess I just too much in love with Japanese culture!!
    <3
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  10. Wouaw you're absolutely beautiful !! ;)

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  11. Amazing shots, you're gorgeous!

    xoxo
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  12. I absolutely love it!!!

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  13. How do get your topknot to stay like that?

    love it!

    Julie

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  14. beautiful!

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  15. you look great!

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  16. I'm so glad you didn't pick just three photos, I would have been begging for more, more, more! How long did it take to get ready? From the stunning hair and makeup, right down to the toe socks and wooden shoes, you've put a lot of effort into your look. Wow, the YSL obi looks incredible and it certainly has a bit of modern history attached to it:). More please!! xo

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  17. It's difficoult walk with that beautiful wooden shoes? :>

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  18. So exotic and gorgeous, that YSL belt does make the kimono perfection. And those wooden shoes, out of this world! Simply lovely.


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    much love.

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  19. You look gorgeous as a Geisha!
    Amazing Denni!

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  20. Gorgeous kimono. Those shoes look really hard to walk in though.

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  21. The photos are beautiful.

    I think the kimino is more special with the fact that you combined a YSL vintage belt inspired by Japanese culture.

    Sometimes I wished that I bought myself a kimino when I was in Japan.

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  22. Gorgeous!





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  23. The twisty bun is my favourite part! It's nice to see photos of Japan that aren't crazy flashy shots of Tokyo.

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  24. amazing, i love this post. filled with culture :) those kimono shoes are very interesting !


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  25. wow.. Denni, these pics are absolutely beautiful!so historic!

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  26. DENNI! AMAZING pictures!!

    Kyoto was one of my favorite places in Japan!! Such an old-world city!!
    I got the opportunity to dress as a geisha as well! I even had my face painted all white!

    xoxo
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  27. I love this post! Those shoes are amazing, and I love your belt. Beautiful!!

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  28. that look is just divine and the YSL vintage belt goes perfectly with the rest of the outfit, loved your take on japanese history of dress

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    x

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  29. oh my! you should blow these up and put them on your wall! They are very special and they belong in a high fashion magazine! J'ADORE!

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  30. You are gorgeous! Big source of inspiration for me. :)

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  31. Divino tu kimono, me fascino, están padrísimas estas fotos. Que bueno que subiste muchas. Felicidades por tu blog.

    Mon,
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  32. that's fantastic!

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  33. wow you look amazing! Love the kimono!


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  34. those shoes are so cool x

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  35. just beautiful ;))
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  36. Beautiful!

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  37. Beautiful!

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  38. You look so stunning! the kymono is so amazing!

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  39. Oh my god, I'm freakishly in love with these photos!
    You look AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS in that kimono *.*
    And love the way you pose too..
    I envy you so much for being in Japan! Hope it will be my turn soon.. Really really love this photoshoot.

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  40. Interesting photoshoot, I've been very jealous of your time spent in Japan!

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  41. wow absolutely amazing as ever Denni- I was wondering if you had perhaps borrowed them but amazing that you found a pair to take away with you, and of course the beautiful japanese kimono- I keep searching for them on the internet- love the modern twist with the silves yves belt too.Katie.xx
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  42. pretty!!! love the photos :)

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  43. I was wondering when you would don a kimono! Utterly gorgeous with that silver belt:)

    xx

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  44. Amazing! I love kimonos!!

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  45. Denni could you show us how you did your hair sometime?

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  46. Beautiful shots! I love how you look!

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  47. you look stunning :) you could have been a perfect geisha!!

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  48. amazing! I love kimonos!!! and you look so great!

    xx

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  49. Beautiful! I envy you living in Tokyo! How was it to walk on these 'shoes'? Thanks for sharing!

    xo thefashionguitar

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  50. Apart from the shoes I love the outfit. The kimons is so chic and the match iwth the belt make the look so "contemporary" and interesting!!

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  51. omg, is it possible to walk in such shoes? Oo
    anyway, you look fabulous:)
    xx
    Sasha

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  52. That is one great kimono. I 've always had this fantasty to wear it adn take pictures in a perfect place. It looks so great on you! :D

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  53. you look beautiful as usual and the pictures were great!!!

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  54. I love your pics! Amazing gheisa!

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  55. Stunning photos you look incredible! Lovely!






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  56. Amazing pictures, the kimono is beautiful!

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  57. what a beautiful geisha.. I love these pics!

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  58. That is so perfect, great pictures. A classic :-)
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  59. You look so beautiful Denni! Wonderful atmosphere! You're just a fairy in the form of a Geisha!

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  60. really beautiful images! x
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  61. beautiful!

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  62. you look absolutely stunning as a geisha! love everything about your outfit!

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  63. awesome
    Love your blog:)
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  64. I am in Japan as well. I've been here for a month..but I leave tomorrow! Wasn't that temple amazing. I think Kyoto is by far the most cultural city of all. Plus wearing a kimono in Geisha land is rather amazing. It looks sooo beautiful.

    Love,
    I'm Just a Gal

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  65. Wow, so gorgeous, the pictures, the kimono and you. Besos.

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  66. At first i thought the bag came together with the Kimono, but wow, the YSL belt sure looks so good with it. Perfect color too!

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  67. Oh my God Denni ! This is super cool.. The trees, the clothes, very peaceful atmosphere. I love you so much. You inspire me everyday. Thank you for all you've done. I'll never say it enough.

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  68. omg my goodness you look so cute!! like a little japanese girl!!

    i'm obsessed with the wooden sandals so cute!!!

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  69. You look wonderful! It looks absolutely idyllic there, insanely jealous.

    Carol x
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  70. so lovely :) love geishas :) you look beautiful ! YSL for ever :) and really beautiful blog !

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  71. Amazing!!!
    I would believe that you are a real geisha :)

    xxx
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  72. hejj.
    what kinf of lipstick is it (brand // name)? looks fantastic!

    xo

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  73. in 14 years old it was my dream to be a Geisha and still I like the way Geishas look)

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