West Midlands Photography Meet Up – Geisha & Samurai Theme

This summer I have worked with the West Midlands Photography group twice to add some Japanese fashion & culture to their group shoots. The team is large and I was the main stylist on this shoot.

The team:
Model: China Doll
MUA: Elizabeth Hitchins and Ellesia Burton
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative

Modern Kimono Style
Model: Kat Yip
MU: Kat Yip
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative

Red Uchikake
Model: Elle J
MUA: Ellesia Burton
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins and Mark Kenwood
Studio: SS Creative

Black Yukata
Model: Stella Dymock (Stella Tequila)
MU: Stella Dymock
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative
Model: Jon Bunting
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative

Romantic Kimono Photoshoot & Published in Ellements Magazine

This week images from a recent photoshoot were included in Ellements Magazine Nov 2015 (V2).

I loved doing this shoot as it was super soft, fun and romantic. In these images we explored a softer “Regency Lolita Kimono Style” with the pink furisode and bonnet, adding in some vintage china!

The purple furisode and fantastic headdress were more of a British kitch couture look for my take on Harajuku fashion.

My favourite is the work with the teal iromuji producing a soft romantic look as well as a super vogue ensemble with the smock and absence of an obi.

Enjoy the images!

Photographer: Sian Robertson
Concept, Dressing & Styling: Elizabeth Hitchins
Mua: Belinda Maines
Models: Bethany & Deean from Tyne Tees
Kanzashi: Kornelia Jer & Isla Wong
Headress: Joanna Stokes

Kimonophillia Live Fashion Installation

The website is now live for our collaboration project ‘Kimonophillia’


Liz from Eclectic Kimono was the lead stylist on this project with 2 other team members. Hong Luu as an assistant dresser and April Boyd as second photographer/assistant.

Such a project takes a big team, you can see the team involved here: http://kimonophilia.persephonestreet.com/#id85

But now for some photos!

These photos were taken by Enrico Garofalo and Mitchell Soliton. Edited by Yuca Ishizuka and in no way can be reproduced or used without express permission. If you would like to use these photos, please contact us.

Looking for a Kimono Experience or Kimono Wardrobe Stylist?

Our great team of kimono enthusiasts are ready to discuss any kind of project you have be it modern or traditional!

Contact us through email style [@] eclectickimono.co.uk and lets us see what we can do!

We can cater for projects from film to personal to corporate events!