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Zhang Ziyi in Vogue (December “This is why dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes they consume us completely.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Vogue Italia, March 1997 Couture Supplement #cover | Karen Elson by Steven Meisel | Makeup by Pat McGrath -repinned by San Francisco photography studio http://LinneaLenkus.com  #photographers

Vogue Italia, March 1997 Couture Supplement #cover | Karen Elson by Steven Meisel | Makeup by Pat McGrath -repinned by San Francisco photography studio http://LinneaLenkus.com #photographers

guinevere van seenus by sofia sanchez & mauro mongiello for numéro #172 april 2016.

guinevere van seenus by sofia sanchez & mauro mongiello for numéro #172 april 2016.

Sui He for i-D Magazine’s royalty issue.The inside shoot is absolutely regal. China Machado is in this editorial too!  Photography: Daniele Duella + Iango Henzi

Sui He for i-D Magazine’s royalty issue.The inside shoot is absolutely regal. China Machado is in this editorial too! Photography: Daniele Duella + Iango Henzi

Originally published in Vogue Nippon back in March 2008, this editorial by Camilla Akrans still remains one of the most visually stunning she's ever done. Italian model Bianca Balti transforms into a modern-day geisha, seducing the camera in every which way possible. With her cherry red lips and her fierce stares, Balti oozes sexuality and, in an empowering way, doesn't seem afraid to show it.

Sexy Geisha Girl (7 pics)

Originally published in Vogue Nippon back in March 2008, this editorial by Camilla Akrans still remains one of the most visually stunning she's ever done. Italian model Bianca Balti transforms into a modern-day geisha, seducing the camera in every which way possible. With her cherry red lips and her fierce stares, Balti oozes sexuality and, in an empowering way, doesn't seem afraid to show it.

iowntherunway:    Garden Party  Tao Okamoto by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Bergdorf Goodman Fall/Winter 2012/2013  See more from this set here

iowntherunway: Garden Party Tao Okamoto by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Bergdorf Goodman Fall/Winter 2012/2013 See more from this set here

SWANNY vol.8『花はどこへ行ったの? Where Have All The Flowers Gone』チラシビジュアル

ユーロライブの演劇企画第1弾、SWANNY新作『花はどこへ行ったの?』

SWANNY vol.8『花はどこへ行ったの? Where Have All The Flowers Gone』チラシビジュアル

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Images are from the Nippon Vogue article "Stranger in a Strange Land" in which French and Italian couture is contrasted against traditional kimonos.

"Silk ‘Furisode’ (long-sleeved kimono worn by young unmarried women).  Meiji or Taisho periods (1868-1927), Japan.  MET Museum (Met dates this garment at 1850-1950, which is very broad) (Gift of Mrs. Ray C. Kramer, 1958)"

"Silk ‘Furisode’ (long-sleeved kimono worn by young unmarried women). Meiji or Taisho periods (1868-1927), Japan. MET Museum (Met dates this garment at 1850-1950, which is very broad) (Gift of Mrs. Ray C. Kramer, 1958)"

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