Wednesday, January 25, 2017

On the Street…A Pleasant Surprise, Milan

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  1. Emmanuelle

    January 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I’ve seen this picture on your Instagram and just loved it.

    I love the kimonos associated with the fur and the mix of prints and colour is beautiful. I’m wondering if like in the past the prints and colours still indicate the social status.

    Emmanuelle,
    http://www.thecuriousportafoglio.net

  2. RJH de la Haye

    January 25, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Oh!…all those fabulous furs one sees in Milano…I’m all for faux fur but,heck there’s nothing like the real thing baby!

    • Tania

      January 26, 2017 at 1:41 am

      Yes that’s what the animals would think too! Furs belong on animals ONLY! No excuse!

      • RJH de la Haye

        January 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        Well..Tania,those chic ladies don’t think so!

        • Chi

          February 2, 2017 at 12:41 am

          There’s simply *nothing* chic about fur.

          • Martine

            February 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm

            I completely agree, RJH. Unless it is an endangered animal, there is no problem at all. The fur looks lovely. And frankly, I think if people don’t like fur or leather, they should just give up on the look. No matter how they sell it, fake fur and leather just looks trashy. Its not hip, or fun, or anything besides childish. If you really, care about animals, don’t have children, and don’t allow immigration. Human encroachment is how wild animals are tortured and killed. Its sick to see every little bit of space taken up by housing, and people talking about how they need to poison coyotes in the city I live in. But everyone to their own opinion.

  3. francis

    January 25, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Flawless!
    F x

  4. Patricia

    January 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm

  5. Mireia

    January 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  6. Jan Sarah

    January 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    These women are so beautiful and beautifully clothed, but sorry, there’s NO excuse for wearing real fur in this day and age.

  7. Jan Sarah

    January 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Watch “Earthlings”, and maybe you will all have an altered perception afterwards? It’s a movie about the abuses of animals for sport, food and clothing.

    “Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.”

  8. Annie

    January 25, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I love the the elegance of the kimono and the contrasting colours and prints here are beautiful. Fur…..what do we do with with all our vintage furs ( I am not in favour of new ones ), I have my husbands grandmothers mink and could never dispose of it but I never wear it. I eat meat and wear leather shoes and jackets so that leaves me quite conflicted on the ethics of wearing FUR.

    • Jaime

      January 25, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      you eat meat, you wear leather, you can use fur !

      • Annie

        January 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        I can see where you are coming from but I definitely feel differently about an animal that is just killed for its skin. I am practical about the use of an animal for food and clothing but not with the idea of just the skin.

        • Rebecca

          January 28, 2017 at 5:45 am

          I agree with you there is something frivolous about the use of fur that sets it apart from eating meat (and I recognise vegans will not agree). But I would rather a vintage fur were worn for warmth and with respect than sent to landfill.

  9. crossing-sweeper

    January 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    One of my favourite pictures ever in the Sart. I love to see people absolutely dressed up but following fashion. Also national dress is very special as it has so much history in it.

  10. marie

    January 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I am torn.
    Torn between the thoughts of what is more uncomfortable :
    the Japanese woman’s choice of historical Eastern clothing
    or
    their choice of wearing traditional, yet archaic, Western furs.

    I guess for me this is a picture of what is not so good in each culture, though with a smile.
    Thanks ladies for smiling, at least that is comforting.

    • crossing-sweeper

      January 26, 2017 at 7:21 am

      Why on earth would you find their choice of what you call “historical Eastern clothing” uncomfortable? Because it is historical? Or Eastern?

    • Lori

      January 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Kimono are not historical. They are in use in Japan every day, on women and men. It’s true that they’re not common, but they’re definitely a part of current Japanese culture. Shopping, evenings out, parties, ceremonies, visiting, hanging out at a ryokan, or a day of scholarly work are all occasions for wearing kimono.

      Whinging about the ladies’ use of fur here isn’t helpful.

      • Annie

        January 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

        I agree that kimono are not an archaic form of dress, they are beautiful and elegant. As a western woman I frequently wear my vintage haori’s as jackets for day and evening. I know many people modernise them but I love them just as they are, exotic and comfortable.

  11. Sylvie

    January 25, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Lovely!

  12. jen

    January 26, 2017 at 12:03 am

    OK, this I really, really like. It just hit me as so original and happy.

  13. hisami

    January 26, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Thanks for uploading the picture of kimono, Scott,
    but I was a little bit shocked to see a woman on the right side
    since she is wearing the kimono in an unusal way.

    Basically, the left panel of the kimono( for wearer , not for viewers) should always be over the right panel.

    Take a closer look at around her neck and hem line.
    You can see the right panel of the kimono( for her, not for viwers) is over the left panel , which is done only for those who die.
    You can see the difference to see the woman on the left side.

    The differece looks subtle but is a big difference for most of the japanese I believe.

    • Laura

      January 27, 2017 at 4:35 am

      Thank you for your observation. I kindly ask you two questions. Do you have any hypothesis to explain why did she do that? And furs: are furs among the traditional clothes in Japan?

      • hisami

        January 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm

        These days wearing kimono has been something special for even the Japanese
        so most of the Japanese do not know how to put it on.
        When wearing it, there are two solutions:

        Have a kimono put on by a professional (recommended)
        Put it on yourself with enormous effort (almost impossible for first-learners)

        Let’s talk about my hypothesis.
        If a professional put kimono on that lady, this kind of mistake I mentioned would never occur.
        So I guess the lady put it on herself and checked out her figure on the mirror, which is the trickiest part.
        As you know, a figure on the mirror flips horizontally.
        If her neck area looks OK on the mirror, then it’s NOT OK actually.
        The same things happen when taking selfies.

        As for fur, I’m not sure when a combination of kimono and fur started but I can say it’s not a new trend.
        Still nowadays some rich people like to wear real fur with kimonos although I’ve never seen this combination in person.
        I don’t think fur is practically needed here in Japan since it’s too warm to wear one.
        Maybe it’s much much colder in Milan, Italy than here in Japan.

  14. hisami

    January 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for uploding the picture of kimonos, Scott.

    Actually,I was a little bit shocked to see the woman on the right
    since she is wearing kimono in an unusal way.

    Basically, the left panel of the kimono (for weare, not for viweres) is over the right panel of that when wearing it.
    Take a closer look at around the neck area and hem line of her kimono.
    She is putting the right panel over the left panel, which is done only for those who die. The woman on the left is wearing “correctly” on the other hand.

    It might be a subtle difference for most of vewers here,but IS a big difference for the Japanses I believe.

  15. hisami

    January 26, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Thanks for uploding the picture of kimono, Scott.
    Actually, I was a little shocked to see the woman on the right
    since she is wearing the kimono in an unusal way.

    Take a closer look at around the neck area and hem line of her kimono.
    She is putting the right panel of the kimono (for wearer, nor for viweres) over the left panel, which is usually done only for those who die.
    On the other hand the woman on the left is wearing the kimono “correctly”.

    This might look a subtle difference for most of viweres here,but IS a big
    difference for the Japanses I believe.

  16. crossing-sweeper

    January 26, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Wonderful. I love to see national dress worn in the twenty-first century.It is such a celebration of place and craftsmanship in a world where everyone increasingly looks the same.

  17. Charikleia

    January 26, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I love this. I am not a fur fan either but how can one resist the match of the amazing feel of silk with the soft touch of the fur?

    They look sublime, like upper class Japanese ladies of the mid century.

  18. Lyn

    January 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I, too, have a problem with the fur. No one has mentioned that animals die for silk as well.

  19. Blessina

    January 27, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Looking Stunning and Ravishing!

  20. Blessina

    January 27, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Looking ravishing and Stunning!

  21. DenaLN

    January 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

    They’re trying too hard. And I daresay neither of them really gives a damn about the animals that died so they could go out looking like that. The only thing that would make them uglier would be cigarettes in their hands!

  22. Angeline

    January 29, 2017 at 2:46 am

  23. Riley Testut

    January 30, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Looking beautiful and well dressed. I loved it !!.

  24. Josephine

    February 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I wish I had both of those lovely fur scarves. Its wonderful that people are getting back to real fur rather then fake, as long as the animals are farm bred, of course.

  25. Martine

    February 4, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    They are both so beautiful. I would feel very confident about ageing if my mom looked like that. So graceful.

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