Black lame jacquard patterned with a natural motif; fur trimming; no lining.

Japanese lacquer was one of the media used to express Art Deco style in the 1920s. Surface decoration that had a quality similar to lacquer work was developed, and it was often used for textiles as well.

Image and text taken from the book:
Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century, Kyoto Costume Institute, pg 436

Mariano Fortuny

White silk taffeta stenciled with traditional Japanese motifs; pink silk taffeta padded hem and lining.

The long and narrow collar and the sleeves along with the kimono’s fuki-like padded hem, cause this dress to resemble a kimono. The stencil-printed taffeta depicts traditional Japanese motifs. The garment underneath the gown is one of Fortuny’s “Delphos” dresses.

Image and text taken from the book:
Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century, Kyoto Costume Institute, pg 369

I’m not one to use tumblr as a way to spread things going on in my life. But this is a picture of my friend Cody Hale. He’s from Grain valley, Missouri and HE’S MISSING. He was last seen December 3rd at the KCI Airport. He was supposed to board a flight to head to San Diego, California for military training, but he never made the flight. He’s believed to still be in the KC Area or possibly traveling to Oklahoma City. Cody is only 19. And it is imperative that he comes home safe and sound to his family and friends.


At-Home Gown
Japanese, Western Market
Retailer Iida Takashimaya

This is a kimono-style indoor garment exported from Japan to Western countries. It was appropriated to Western markets with its extravagant design of embroidered cherry trees and a peacock, gussets patched on the sides, body flaring gently down to the hem, and a curved collar. Iida Takashimaya, the predecessor of the present Takashimaya department store, was a major kimono retailer in the Meiji era, and aggressively engaged in foreign trade business as early as the end of the 19th century. In the late 19th century a Japan boom spread in the Western countries, partly through world expositions held in various places. Westerners favoured Japanese kimonos, sometimes remaking it as into fashionable dresses. In the 1880s, women in the West started to wear kimonos as indoor wear, which was less subject to social constraints, and kimonos became widely popular in Western countries up until the early 20th century. The Japanese word “kimono” is said to have first been used in France in 1876. Now in America and Europe it is generally used to indicate a loose robe worn indoors.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith