Wearing Kansai Yamamoto

I posted this amazing Kansai Yamamoto skirt I got off eBay a few months back…it is definitely time to show it some love again.

Worn today with Ann Demeulemeester lace-up sandal boots, an American Apparel sweatshirt, my new favorite vintage necklace, and an Antonio Palladino gold octopus ring.
This octopus ring is not mine! Mine is silver, my mom has one in gold. Sometimes we trade. I cannot reiterate enough how much pleasure it gives me to wear my favorite animal on my finger– it's glistening jointed tentacles come to life with every twitch of my finger.
Can't get enough of these Ann D's!! I know, I know…I'll shut up about them.
Denise gets as excited about Ann Demeulemeester as I do. She was very animated today…she's always trying to get into my pictures.
and now I'm going to share some pictures of David Bowie wearing Kansai Yamamoto…
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Here is a very short clip from one of his shows in 1971-very theatrical!

xox Jane

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  1. Amee says:

    OMG that picture of Denise is hilarious and adorable! Love that you have every color in those Ann D sandals…wish I could see them in person here in Houston :(

  2. Brigadeiro says:

    OMGosh! ANOTHER pair of Ann D lace-up sandals?!? Amazing! :)
    xx

  3. Arianna says:

    those shoes are amazing. $900 a pair though, jeeeez. i wish i had that kinda money. id probably blow it on these haha. OR the new Isabel Marant studded ankle boots, those are $1300 AYYY!!

  4. Christine says:

    First of all you walk down that brick retainer like it’s your own runway and second I think the Ann Ds in that particular colour are my favourite!
    You look effortlessly gorgeous as all ways, keep it up!
    -Christine
    http://eunj-in.blogspot.com

  5. Luna says:

    love, LOVE that ring!!
    the octopus is my favorite animal too!!
    u should show us the silver one sometime

  6. GGshoe says:

    I remember your wonderful ebay find! That is my favorite color on those Ann D’s.
    Great outfit!

  7. Chelsea says:

    Love love love this outfit. Your blog is very inspirational! Love all your posts.
    <3 Chelsea'sGirl

  8. kelse says:

    that octupus ring is actually amazing. I love it.
    I know what you mean by the favorite animal ring, I’m on the lookout for an owl..
    x

  9. anna says:

    Damn, do you really have 3 pair ann D sandals?
    Anyway, I love your ring (‘:
    xx
    Anna
    http://ataleoftwoshoes.blogspot.com

  10. drea says:

    take the necklace off and its good!

  11. Love the skirt color….

  12. stunned says:

    3 pair x $950 = you do the math… wow

  13. Alma says:

    The octopus ring is way too cool!

  14. patriflux says:

    baby, you have amazing style! i cant’t imagine myself wearing that skirt, i don’t think i could pull it off! however, i would wear those ann d, and your whole collection of shoes, without thinking twice!!! the ring is faboulous too!!!

  15. daisy says:

    The skirt looks wondrous, Im in love ! I really like the photos of bowie too!

  16. Hmm…where to begin..
    Okay well let me begin with saying that this has got to be on of my favorite looks of yours!
    It is pulled together so marvelously and also very effortlessly.
    The nail polish + the jewerly combined with a teeny bit of midriff showing and those delishhh Demeulemeester’s (they are DIVINE in that shade of brown by the way)
    Its simple and chic and unique and perfect. You are fabulous.
    xxMolls

  17. blackbook says:

    love the ring!! and the shape of the skirt reflected in the shape of the necklace…

  18. Hannah says:

    LOL to that picture of your dog! I’m still loving the Ann Demeulemeester booties too. And I love, love, love those octopus rings but I think I prefer yours in silver.

  19. iole says:

    looking great.
    love the ring. I’ll check it out on the eb
    kisses Iole

  20. sara says:

    i really love the ring!
    please visit my blog, xoxo

  21. Skylice says:

    love your skirt, your octopus ring and your shoes! you always have something amazing! love it <3

  22. vintage tea says:

    You look great! you are so lucky to have that ring! it is a stunning piece. And those are my fave of your ann Ds
    Please click here to visit me at Vintage Tea!
    x

  23. Marie says:

    Love your skirt!

  24. iru says:

    the ring is to die for! great that it has joints of its own. rings are seriously back with a vengeance. and bowie in that sweet little knit Kansai Yamamoto number? sigh…
    http://medium–rare.com

  25. Laure says:

    Oh God ! Love so much these Ann D’s… Please Jane, would you let me know where did you buy them ? Can’t find this brown colour on the Internet… and I really REALLY want them !
    Kisses from France, U’re fab !

  26. jeanette says:

    I totally adore the octopus ring! I WANT ONE TOO!

  27. I like the brown and blue together. And how the shoes pick up on the colours in the skirt.

  28. boubou says:

    I LITERRALY love your ring and your skirt !!

  29. lauren says:

    AHA love the bono pics, he is great!
    Octopus ring is so lovely, it looks wrapped around your finger very real.. and yep the shoes are amazing. I LOVE laces down the front with no tongue in the back… fab

  30. wow!
    i love all your Ann D’s shoes from white, black and brown!
    what a beautiful necklace, jane!

  31. That ring!!! It’s perfection!

  32. Georgie says:

    Those shoes are just stunning.

  33. DPL says:

    Those shoes are amazing

  34. Alix says:

    I really have the feeling your photography has improved,
    keep it up!
    But i can remember your beginnings with the collages
    and the scannings of your scrapbook, and i really loved those, they remembered me of the ones in the vogue Italia!

  35. Alyssa says:

    blue is an amazing colour on you…

  36. Elo says:

    ATTENTION PLEASE !! Ann D. lovers: if you go on the Zara website, you can see rip offs of these fabulous shoes… that are very alike and even more fabulous ! Don’t know if they are currently in stores, though… I still haven’t seen them.

  37. Julia says:

    Sorry, usually your style is interesting, but that looks just like a child dressing up… expensive shoes don’t necessarily make a good outfit.

  38. oh that RING!!!! fabulous!

  39. Nini Nguyen says:

    awww Jane!!! You always look so great!!!! Love your Ann D lace up boots. Have a nice day…. Hope to see you soon.
    Nini

  40. Victoire says:

    What a fun skirt! I should get one with a map of Beijing so I won’t get lost when I go there lol
    I love your accessories – that ring is adorable!

  41. Octopus ring…phenomenal. As are the boots, and the skirt, and your doggy :)
    http://thefitting.blogspot.com/
    Mckenzie Dowler

  42. Jill says:

    I have an interesting thought about Bowie…but I don’t want to tarnish your youth! Beautiful ring and great look chica…very avant garde!

  43. Oh my goodness I do believe you have those Ann D’s in every color! I want a pair so badly ::sniff::sniff:: there absolutely gorgeous! That octopus ring is awesome as well, but my heart still belongs to those lace up boots! J’adore!

  44. jules says:

    love love love this skirt girly esp the ann d booties and that RING!
    the david bowie pics are sheer magic!
    http://www.styleanthem.blogspot.com

  45. Moni says:

    I LOVE the skirt! For some reason, it reminds me Akira. Or maybe informatics designs.
    Speaking of octopi, I’ve been seriously considering what I have to do to have one as a pet (and if that’s even legal). :P

  46. actually wheres it from?!

  47. Elly says:

    that ring is extremely fabulous.

  48. Gweng says:

    I really love the quality of your photos, jane! Your clothes look more fab because the photography is so nice! Would you mind if I ask, Who holds the lens for you? :) Thanks!
    gwengaustria@yahoo.com

  49. Yami Pacheco says:

    Hey Jane…. I was browsing the net when I visited one of my favorite sites and seen an entry about you. The best thing about this is its Kourtney Kardashian’s site http://officialkourtneyk.celebuzz.com/ I just wanted to let you know..
    Yami

  50. Amelie says:

    AWESOME ring! I love it!

  51. hanh says:

    I love the skirt and Ann D boots.
    Hanh,
    http://www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

  52. MM says:

    hey.
    Your blog is amazing.
    Its on my worth a visit list!
    pay my blog a visit . I doubt you will though.

  53. Insomnia says:

    Lovely colors!
    And I’m so in love with that ring!

  54. I love Octopus accessories, haha, that ring is so great (especially against your Royal blue nails!)
    Great top, AA raglans are the best. I love my gray baby! ;)
    xo

  55. ana maggie says:

    do you have a store in dallas? if so i would love to come by! please let me know!

  56. mazpe says:

    that ring is one of the best i’ve seen!
    http://www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

  57. pear says:

    I found a knock-off ring that looks almost like it, it’s still 100+ tho :( the ring is so gorgeous!!!
    That sandals are just precious! I need to see if I can find a good deal on ebay for it
    I am very tempted to make one of my boots into that sandals

  58. Geri Wu says:

    oo i love that skirt! haha spaceships are awesome
    xx, Geri
    http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

  59. Cari says:

    The ring is gorgeous. I like your silver one more tho. xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

  60. mira says:

    oh, i love ure ring. i love octopi too! u should check etsy. they have amazing necklaces and rings that i want bad

  61. Cookies says:

    Octopus ring <3 Love it !

  62. chelle g says:

    Today was my 1st time on your blog. It’s fabulous and so are you!! Kudos from Sf, Ca. Hope your having a nice week doll! =)

  63. Kat says:

    Wow, I love your hair!! What do you do with them??
    xx

  64. The octopus ring is beautiful, I love all the tiny hinges that make it move. I saw that he did a crab bracelet that also had moveable joints. Such amazing work.
    xxx,
    Tiffany

  65. S.I.Q. says:

    i looove your outfit!
    and david bowie is amazing!
    -Coco Chanel movie
    -Futuristic Shoes
    on
    http://siqlogic.blogspot.com/

  66. S.Elisabeth says:

    Can’t say I’m one hundred percent fan of the skirt…but those shoes. Those. Shoes. Are. Amazing.

  67. Lea Anne says:

    your ring is amazing! it looks fabulous

  68. yuka says:

    that skirt is just stunning. and you style it so well!

  69. peachblossom says:

    love the ring & the Ann D’s!
    i wish i had your confidence to wear such a lovely skirt like that.
    y’know. its not something you seen people wearing everyday.

  70. sarah says:

    very cool necklace!
    did you sign up for leah sakellarides’ macaroni club necklace giveaway on my blog yet?? it’s tomorrow yay!

  71. Debbie says:

    Love the shoes, can’t get enough of them and you own 3 colors now. Lucky girl. The whole outfit is cute, I’m just crazy about those shoes.

  72. teenvogrrrl says:

    the shoes are amazing, whenever i hear Ann Demeulemeester i think of sea of shoes! and the skirt is really cool, as is the octopus ring

  73. Katerina says:

    Vogue UK
    MAY 2009
    has a comment for your blog on page 70! congrads!

  74. andrea says:

    The essence of modern- taking a vintage piece and wearing it with new stuff and in a new way. You get it. also want you to know that I have a pair of wool gloves that I bought in Bloomingdale’s in 1979 or 1980 that are Kansai Yamamoto. I will see if I can find them and email you a pic if you want.

  75. Cruz says:

    Love this outfit and that skirt! Thanks for posting the Kansai stuff – it’s so cool! You have the whole sandal boot rainbow now don’t you? ;-)

  76. tinklestar says:

    LOVE the ring and the shoes! You have such amazing taste!
    I just linked you from my blog if you don’t mind! Come check it out. It’s in the baby stages right now…
    myweekendstyle.blogspot.com

  77. Egle says:

    Picture of shoes in the grass is so cool that I couldn’t post it in my blog (http://pamastymaigyvenimotemaetc.blogspot.com/).

  78. Chloe says:

    Hey Jane,
    I too have a tentacle/octopus obsession and I just wanted to share this amazing jeweler with you. I wear this tentacle ring everyday and have been dying for a pair of the earings. They are cast from actual tentacles!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22711491
    Love your blog by the way,long time reader. Check out her stuff I bet you will like it.

  79. xAZD says:

    i love your octopus ring, the links must move quite nicely. :)
    and the show video is so wonderfully haunting!
    xA
    http://www.xazddesign.com

  80. Courtney says:

    that ring is so playful and amazing! it’s also great that it’s a full finger ring and it is able to allow your finger to move!
    love the blog, jane!

  81. The Lady says:

    This looks soo amazing..comfy yet glamorous! :0)
    And that ring is absolutely amazing..I discovered this Etsy shop today that reminded me of the animal jewelry fetish you and your mom share! Pricey, but beautiful!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7278368
    (Mainly the fox, crocodile, and lion!)

  82. Cara says:

    that ring!!!!!!! I used to work at sea world and an aquarium so its safe to say I am loving that ring! great shoes too.

  83. rachel says:

    GURRLLLLL where are those glasses from??????
    holla please

  84. Rebekk says:

    Ann Demeulemeester is starting to grow on me more and more and I thank you for that. =))
    http://rebavanity.blogspot.com

  85. Jillian says:

    gah!
    i want an octopus ring!
    it’s amazing!

  86. monica lara says:

    Hi! i’m sorry but i can’t speak english well because i’m a spanish girl,but i saw u in a magazine and i think you have a fantastic collection of shoes! and this skirt is WOW! very strange but lovely! i try to make a blog but in spain only a few people use the blog..and i use blogger, bye! xoxo
    http://beyondtheplanet.blogspot.com/

  87. Emma says:

    That skirt is so cute. Reminds me of patterns they have on kids’ blankets or quilt covers.
    I did a post a while ago showing some of Bowie’s fashion styles http://5kindsofawesome.blogspot.com/2009/02/david-bowie.html. I found that same picture with the huge jumpsuit pants though I didn’t know it was a Kansai Yamamoto outfit.

  88. Bisou-joue says:

    I’m love with this octopus ring : wonderful !

  89. bint says:

    Shoe’s are cute, David isn’t!
    http://www.IGotConverse.com

  90. chen says:

    beautiful dress~
    and
    i like the ring !

  91. OH WOW I LOOOOOOVE YOUR ACCESSORIES!!!!!!

  92. Leah says:

    octopus ring, ann d’s in that color, bowie…its so much, my heart can’t take it! loveitloveit, sickneessssss allllll around!

  93. I just love those sandals!

  94. Winn says:

    http://www.calypso-celle.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=18514&category_id=382
    ^ an octopus cuff from Calypso. It’s a big chunky brass colored one, so cute : )

  95. I love the skirt beyond amazing and don’t get me started on the Ann D’s

  96. Libby says:

    That ring is fabulous. And the skirt is obviously insane, and so is Bowie. hahaa gotta love Bowie!
    XOXOXO
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

  97. Tamia says:

    Now THAT was a show! Love the octopus ring, I’m really into big rings…they make me feel like Dr. Claw.
    TheStyleSample.com

  98. Julia says:

    omg I am dying! I have to repost the pic of your ring !!! ps- bowe is the shit

  99. Jane and friends, please ADVISE. CAN YOU WEAR THESE DEMEULEMEESTER BOOTIES WITH SOCK? Not sure, dying to buy them but we are going into winter here in Australia and I don’t think I’d be able to wait….I know they are wearing the new platform Marni’s with socks, not sure about these? Please let me know. Also, Jane, if you only had $1000 would you buy these or the gorgeous chloe multi strap sandles?

  100. I like your shoes..

  101. Automnale. says:

    such an amazing ring! octopus!

  102. Linda says:

    What kind of camera do you use?
    Great pictures!

  103. Krystal S. says:

    im new to your site, i just adore your style xx

  104. Katie says:

    OMG! that skirt is just plain amazing!!
    i am so glad i am getting a job. my checks/tips are going straight to clothes HAHA

  105. Nataly says:

    Hi Jane I’ve sent you an email some days ago(my email starts with natalyromashko). Reply me please!

  106. erika says:

    yes, i remember that great skirt,it is so pop culture

  107. Sophie says:

    Whattttttttttt camera do you have please? :)
    xoxo

  108. hanako66 says:

    that skirt is fabulous!

  109. Chalace says:

    I am IN LOVE with that ring!! matter fact the whole outfit is adorable!!!!!!!!!

  110. Catherine says:

    Kansai Yamamoto is absolutely amazing.

  111. Jamie says:

    I am so jealous of your Ann D. boots.
    I can’t believe you have all three colors!
    so lucky!
    http://blesshoes.blogspot.com/

  112. Sassy says:

    I love the octopus ring!

  113. connie says:

    Yay!David Bowie. I’m a sucker for androgynous looks.I’m loving the skirt.
    Bonbon’s Vintage

  114. Tommy says:

    lovelovelove the necklace *_*

  115. cassiopeia says:

    Gorgeous skirt, and the ring is just too cute! :-D
    Xxxc

  116. Saint says:

    i actually really really love your grey jumper, its so simple but chic! where’s it from??
    fallingoutofreach.blogspot.com

  117. Martisha says:

    And here I thought we were the only family that had a Bullmastiff!
    Is she a Red? She’s sooo cute. -fawns-
    We have a Bullmastiff, too. (Obviously. :P)

  118. Karen Sue says:

    I love shoes too

  119. Karen Sue says:

    I love shoes too

  120. Karen Sue says:

    I love shoes too and can I make friend with you?

  121. Your blog is so great, I love your style, it’s so effortless! You’re shoes are sooooooo amazing, i’m incredibly jealous. You’re just totally inspirational to me, love your blog!!!!!!
    Thanks for being great :)

  122. buy winstrol says:

    that octupus ring is actually amazing. I love it.
    I know what you mean by the favorite animal ring, I’m on the lookout for an owl