Geisha Girl : My Modern-Day Geisha Inspired Look

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Tokyo, Japan

Hey everyone!

Hope you all are keeping safe and at home during this pandemic. 
Here in Tokyo, things are a little better since emergency was removed by the government, and I decided to get out to have an outfit shoot after ages - all thanks to Tokyo Survival Channel - who challenged me to explore the fascinating Geisha world in Japan and transform myself to a Geisha-inspired look.

While I shared the complete experience on the #TokyoChallenge blog, I thought of sharing few pictures and how I came up with this outfit, with my lovely readers all as well.

I was sent over this stunning Kanji dress by designer Keiko Tagai who is a self-trained designer specialising in outfits that blend the rich Japanese culture and modern trends. This two-way poncho dress features a stunning hand-drawn artwork by ink painting artist 月与志 (Tsuyoshi) and has an empowering kanji that represents female strength and functionality.

Its beautiful sleeves can be worn poncho or sleeveless style, and can be styled in more ways than one.

I decided to style this beautiful dress with a tiered black skirt from ZARA that adds volume to the look and added a waist belt to cinch the waist.

Kimono Dress, mini Beret : Keiko Tagai
Skirt : Zara
Heels : Charles & Keith
Belt : Flea market, Mumbai
Hand fan : from a store in China





I accessorised the outfit with a mini beret that is also designed by Keiko Tagai and features this stunning floral print that instantly brightens the outfit. I brought a little Indian element in the look with my lotus shaped dangler earrings and finished the look my favorite black heels from Charles & Keith.

Also, my hand fan that I had bought from China came in really handy (and finally been put to use) to add another Geisha element to this look. 



What do you think of this look? Have you had a real life meeting with a Geisha before? 
Let me know your experience in comments below!

Ending the post with this beautiful quote by Arthur Golden :
“She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.”

Love
Nitika

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