Outfit: Human Racing

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this already, but one of my all-time favorite books is Memoirs of a Geisha.  Yes, I know it’s rife with factual errors (read Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki if you’re interested in learning about what it’s really like to be a geisha), but the descriptions are so poetic that I can’t help but find myself lost in that novel from time to time.

The dress I’m wearing now vaguely reminds me of some of the kimono that are detailed in Memoirs.  A few of them featured whole scenes of Japan, and that’s what it seems like my dress is doing.  Instead of a print, there’s an evening forest, replete with vibrant shades of blue and red.

Now, if I could get my hands on a real kimono with a scene like this…

Necklace: old, Stitch Fix

Dress: old, Yumi

Shoes: old, Seychelles

Bag: old, ModCloth

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4 thoughts on “Outfit: Human Racing

  1. This dress is AMAZING!!! You look gorgeous in it! You should just always wear that dress, always, where ever you go! The boots are stunning – and goes so well with that lovely dress!
    Yeah, just wear that outfit all the time!
    Photos are beautiful, as always. Gorgeous! Waaah!

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  2. Memoirs of Geisha is one of my favorite books, as well!! I really loved Geisha, A Life too. I was just thinking how it’s been a while since I’ve read them both, might have to start rereading them this weekend. It is seriously a dream of mine to one day go to Japan and learn how to wear a kimono, tie an obi and perform a traditional tea ceremony.:)

    I really love your dress, and can see how it would remind you of Memoirs! I’m also loving your photo skills – I love the shot of you laying down through the trees!

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    1. I’ve never met anyone else who has read Geisha, A Life!! It’s such a beautiful and fascinating book, and it’s so interesting to see the many influences that it had on Memoirs of a Geisha. I guess Mineko Iwasaki wrote it because she was furious about Arthur Golden revealing her as the source of his material and wanted to give a more accurate picture of the business. By the way, have you ever checked out @kitsunekun on Instagram? She’s an American expat in Japan and posts the most amazing, intimate, colorful, beautiful photos of the country. I think you’d like it! @jpnbackpacker is another really good one.

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