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'Awakening' Bamboo Silk Opera Duster Robe
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We found these incredible light weight printed bamboo kimonos while treasure hunting and fell instantly in love with the artistic patters and incredible hand feel. They'll make you feel like the goddess you are. Easily layers over tops, sweaters and dresses for a touch of luxury in any season.
"Hundreds of artists, many of them renowned, have painted the waterfalls at Tivoli from this same vantage point through the centuries. It’s fascinating to compare them and see the same landscape through many different eyes, and many different time periods — even the magnificent tree in the foreground of Ducros’ painting can be seen again and again through the years like a painted time capsule. In life — like in art — there is always another opportunity to see the world with a new perspective, and to become the best version of yourself."
Created to embrace the transformative power of self love and awareness, this stunning kimono combines two magical pieces of art: a lush landscape of the waterfalls at Tivoli, Italy, painted by artist Louis Ducros in 1790, and an antique engraving depicting Lady Liberty created by E. Savage in 1796. We married them together to produce a rich, beautiful vision of a woman confidently stepping in to her own power. The painterly palette is feminine, romantic, and strong.
100% bamboo/wood viscose. Machine wash gentle or handwash and hang to dry. Iron to finish if needed.
Kimono measurements: length 118cm, width 78 cm (across back, underarm to underarm). Model is 5’9” for reference.
ABOUT MARKET OF STARS
Forever ago, I was a writer. It was something I spent much of my young life immersed in, and something I totally abandoned when I decided to open my brick-and-mortar stores in my mid-twenties. I became consumed with making my shops a success, and somewhere in the whirlwind of business— and then later, in the wilderness of motherhood — I put down my pen and simply forgot to pick it up again.
But during the 2020 lockdown as I struggled to save my biz, homeschool my daughter, and keep my feral anxiety leashed, I began to see that I needed some kind of creative outlet to survive.
I reached out to a long time mentor and friend, who was going through her own small business crisis at the time. I told her I felt like I was suffocating.
“Here’s what you need to do,” she said. “Go outside and lie down. Look up at the stars.” She told me to imagine every stress, worry, and burden as a rope tied to my body, pulling me in every direction.
“Picture a sword above your head,” she said. “It’s sharp. It’s heavy. It’s about to fall on you. Now take a big, deep breath and imagine you are taking hold of the sword. Pluck it from the sky and USE IT. Cut all the ropes with it, all the worries, the burdens —feel them fall away. Use what is threatening you as a tool to be free.”
I put on a coat and a scarf and dragged my old yoga mat out to my frozen lawn. I lay down and looked up at the night sky. It felt hard to breathe. It felt silly and desperate and painful all at once, but I reached up to take hold of that imaginary sword threatening to hurt me. And I cut all the ropes, and I cried for a long time.
But here’s the thing: when I stopped crying, I saw there were stars above me. So many stars, steady and luminous and filled with magic.
I got up and went inside, and I started to write again, to dream again. And that night I created Market of Stars.
Wherever these words find you, I hope you know that whatever you’re going through, however alone you feel, you can always, always look up.