I am fascinated by how clothing/accessories that is typically perceived as 'cultural' can sit side by side with the 'modern' to create something new, a look that is not bound by season, trend nor era, a hybrid so to speak.
This love for the reproductive power of the 'old' and 'new' has often had me spotting a bindi or wearing an african headgear alongside my slug 'em jeans (much to the confusion of my poor friends).
The kimono, which literally means 'thing to wear' (ki 'wear' and mono 'thing') is my object of affection of the moment, in fact it is my object of affection of most summers, mostly because my part Japanese/part Chinese style throw over here. I scored it a few years ago from Gibraltar and since then it has proved to the perfect light companion for my summer gear.
I have paired it with my latest local charity shop find here (the dress) and I love that they both complement each other in such an obvious way.