The Beirut Kimono + Jane Birkin Kimono:
What I love about this combination is that it really flirts with the different fabric weights and creates something very feminine yet still very cool in a menswear-esque vibe. The Francoise Hardy micro-mesh Kimono (in white) is a duster length Kimono- and is clearly something very feminine and rather sexy- depending on how you style it. It serves as the 'white shirt' element in the context of a Kimono. Anything see-through requires more thought in styling it for the day- as far as what to put underneath it and on top of it. Under the mesh Kimono I put a vintage lingerie camisole (was my mom's from the 80's). I am very into men’s button up vests- the kind that typically comes with a 3 piece suit. I buy vintage ones in every color at Jet Rag on La Brea (Los Angeles). I buttoned one on top of the thin mesh Kimono and it was instantly transformed from sexy to cool. Structure does that. I wanted something substantial in weight and texture to put on top of this look- so I chose the new Beirut Kimono- a lightweight and soft linen fabric in a sandy beige color. I used the belt of the Francoise Hardy Kimono as a neck-scarf- emanating a neck scarf or neck tie that men wear.