I know this isn’t all exactly chinoiserie, but you get the idea.


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  1. The 3 F's

    October 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I love the feeling of movement in the top left photo, but my favorite photo is bottom left. I love how coy and mischievous this man looks with his coat wrapped around him and what must be a secret lover on the other end of the phone…

  2. outfitssisters

    October 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

  3. Maud

    October 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Love all the new “if you are thinking about….” !

  4. SueM

    October 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Of course we get it, we’re Shumanites!
    Seriously though, love first and last, reminds me of my punk youth.

    • Carolina

      October 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      “Shumanites”, love it :)

  5. juanita

    October 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    To be honest, I’m not going to be thinking about ‘chinoiserie’ for the forseeable future!

  6. claire

    October 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    J’adore la veste blanche imprimée!
    Wonderful white jacket!!


  7. Mr Essentialist

    October 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Love the mood chinoiserie evokes – And there are some great vintage treasures out-there.

  8. Inga

    October 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I love everything what is chinese or japanese! Wonderful colours at third picture!

    Btw. New section ‘if you’re thinking about…’ is so inspiring and gorgeus! Can’t wait for another one :)

  9. Marián

    October 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!

  10. Jules

    October 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I like the how the girl in the fourth picture wears it!!!

  11. Iliyana

    October 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    great picture! amazing!


  12. Xeana

    October 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Original & amazing outfits!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  13. Anouka

    October 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I wouldn’t mind if it developed into a trend!



    October 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    amazing pictures!! all of them!!!


  15. monkeyshines

    October 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    inspiring looks!


  16. Denisa

    October 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Wow. Great pics. All of tham have style. I like it.


  17. Giulia

    October 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Good to see that there are still people playing with colors.

  18. Kate

    October 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When in doubt, Chinoiserie makes an outfit.



  19. Gray Cat Can Fly

    October 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm


  20. Ariel

    October 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Weird, but nice!

  21. Laura

    October 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Great photos, the first one is really gorgeous! The color, the movement, her position, hairstyle, she is taking a photo, … so perfect!


  22. Lelli Family

    October 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks we get the idea ….. woman in second pic is so interesting …..

    Lelli, italian fashion family


  23. Ross

    October 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Love the new word!!!!!

  24. victor

    October 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    This is perfect!!

  25. Sevan

    October 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    If I could, I would wear a “chinoiserie” dress like the ones worn by the gorgeous actress in the movie “In the mood for love.”
    My favorite on the panel is the white and print jacket (bottom middle) with the belt.

  26. Sara

    October 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  27. Jill

    October 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I do like how the wearers have worked touches of east meets west into their street styles!


    October 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    really nice all coats!!!
    beautiful the last one!!
    very interesting the hair style of the second girl!very funny!!!


  29. Abdel

    October 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Lovely pictures as always! Love the top two photos… one with great expression!

  30. Millie Cotton

    October 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    The hair in the photo top right is insatiable.

    It’s a LDN Thing

  31. lofi

    October 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    being in such a marvelous outfit, you better do something special as brewing tea in a tea room or tea house, or indulging urself in the spiritual world a calligraphic work can bring…

  32. Dip It Black

    October 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful chinese prints and fabrics! Still love the picture of the woman in the blue long coat! It’s a gorgeous picture!


  33. Reptilia

    October 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Great collection of photos!!



  34. cecile

    October 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Great post! Inspirational!

  35. Jennifer

    October 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    beautiful images :)

    xo Jennifer


  36. Penelope

    October 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Oh! the exquisite chic! This glamour of our friends in the Orient and their way with to tailoring, with the colors of the dragon, with … style! So east and chic! Once again merci merci! I was only looking near to me and you have shown me something from very far… and yet also, close.

  37. Betsy

    October 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

  38. Stacey Sweeney

    October 23, 2012 at 1:50 am

    The last two pictures are heavenly. I love the pose in the last. It suits well with her skinny figure.

  39. Style begins at forty

    October 23, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Nice trend, beautiful pics!


  40. lomo76

    October 23, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I love oriental style…



  41. Jorge Esclapez

    October 23, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Last picture. Military boots, when i was very young, i used to wear military boots with jeans and trade mark bomber jacket (but not like a skin head).

  42. Margherita

    October 23, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Two out of three are definitely chinoiseries!

  43. Marion

    October 23, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Who is this lady on the top left?
    She works on the same street than me on Meiji street in Harajuku, I see her often. She always have this hairstyle.
    I think she works downstairs from one of the Beams shops but I never had the courage to check for the re is no sign signaling a shop.
    she’s always quite impressive!

  44. Cilaïne

    October 23, 2012 at 5:58 am

    The “blue one” is so poetic !
    Do you know the movie “The Piano” ? Same movement of Holly Hunter’s dress on the beach.

  45. What House?

    October 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Love the Chinese fabrics, colours and bold beading and embroidery. Just beautiful.

  46. Pilar

    October 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Muy especial. Wonderful idea!

  47. Eva

    October 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I love it on others, but I would never wear it. Love the first and 5th shot!


  48. Alice

    October 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Beautiful styles here in every photo. Top left and right in particular – the blue sweeping coat, the red ribbon updo – fantastic details to keep you looking.

  49. nini

    October 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Loving the blue kimono !

  50. Petra (Confashionista)

    October 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    loved the blue kimono, the woman with the “horns” and the “samurai” men.

    • Elien

      October 30, 2012 at 4:26 am

      It´s not a real kimono, but a chinese coat(ish thing). It looks gorgeous nevertheless :-)

  51. Elien

    October 30, 2012 at 4:24 am

    The white coat in the middle bottom picture is in fact real japanese haori coat. Have few of these at home but I wear them only with kimono, never thought about this way and it looks interesting.

  52. Shin

    November 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    와! 파란색 옷이 한복인 줄 알았네요. 바람에 날리면서 절묘하게 만들어진 형상이 아름답습니다.

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