What happens when Ancient Egypt meets Japan? As the sun sets later and later in the sky, we allowed the energy of different cultural references to wash over us and explored the limitless reinterpretations of ancient history for an iconic Spring look. The divine elements of the kimono silhouette stood out as we posed next to the omnipresent grace of the Sphinxes lining the Stanford Mausoleum. We hope this editorial transports you to a place that exists between the mythological world of times past and the terra firma of Spring’s present moment.
The Stanford Mausoleum was a natural place for us to re-capture our love affair with Ancient Egypt. Although we dream of shooting by the Pyramids at Giza, this elegant architectural structure inspired by ancient times captured the power of the Pharaohs we were channeling. Cue our favorite liquid-silk obsession for Spring – the kimono wrap. The kimono offers a visually stunning global allure in addition to a sense of lightweight glamour – perfect for balmy summer days and nights. For everyone gearing up for Coachella and festival season this is a comfortable and sophisticated option!
Whenever Valentina choses to wear a kimono such as this one she immediately feels uplifted. The waist pulled in and the high slits show how to create an underlying sex appeal without being too revealing. The look came together with the addition of the playful red leggings, giving Valentina a sense of a distinguished elegance.
Francesca was inspired by the idea of turning herself into a powerful epic, modern version of a priestess. The swingy, silk turquoise kimono turned dress was accented with a belt to show off its gorgeous billowing sleeves and add shape. She went monochrome blue with a fun Elliott Lucca tote as a perfect neutral day bag for all her adventures.
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