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Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy boxing day

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kimono dressing

I'm posting a video on kimono dressing in this post.

They have an obi clip (I don't have, I just slighlty knot the obi to make the ridge) and an extra cord I don't use either. But the do something I don't see often in vids. Adjusting the juban after it's fully done. (something I do)

Here's the video it's in english. I'm also going to provide the link to the wonderful ladies as they are from a store in Japan.

6 Minute Kimono dressing


Very helpful in seeing these tools being used and also to show that your ohashori doesn't have to be super perfect everytime. 

enjoy ^^

Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Obi box of doom: orange/white odori kimono

So the massively huge obi box of doom arrive from Naomi. And boy was it heavy

And from it is going to be many posts of the almost perfect pairings!

Starting with my Odori kimono that got paired with a orange and white waterwave obi

This kimono is very plasticy, polyester, obviously an  odori kimono

I love how the waves line up with the hem and obi

The back, Obi is beautiful! 
I'm so happy I won this! and my many others. Soon they will all be photographed and cleaned up and ready to be worn ^^

expect more blogimations soon

Monday, September 26, 2011

kimono choo cho train!

 I know it's been awhile since I posted anything. I do apologize. I just finished a great book called "The Bride's Kimono" requires a tad but of kimono knowledge but nothing too serious you'd miss if you don't know about ikat patterns or what an uchikake is (BTW I have a picture of mine in this post)

So I knocked out Evelyn and dressed her up with some of my new acquisitions.
First is a ro purple/yellow striped kimono, with an edo-esque hanhaba with my over coat I plan to use with my kimono.



 I forget the name of these flowers, but it's so light looking fresh and I waited 2 months before buying it. So I finally did and am so happy about it.

This kimono was also a soft freshness, but it also had this slight punk feel to it. The sayagata and asanoha patterns in the black flowers was a final touch that was needed. I teamed it with my asanoha hot pink obi.


This one is gonna be something I need to tweak to perfection. Alas, my Rebel alliance inspired kimono, with the original family crested pattern that the rebel alliance symbol came from. Accented with gold and red obi + accessories to finalize the entire mood.

This is a ko-furisode. Primarily used in graduations with hakama. I added a flat fluffy belt I saw in a JC-penny's and though 'I had to'. It's tough to see but the shoulders are pattern with shidare (dangling) sakura. Another widely used symbol for graduation. The obi is sakura and the han-eri (collar) is sakura. and the rest is a pastel pink.


My cosplay/wedding kimono (cosplay - Oren from kill bill)

The musubi I picked for it. I'm not happy with the cream color, so I have a plain white on the way, I'm trading this obi. It's patterned with pine needles on one side and plain on the other.

 Here is the uchikake over layer. The one mentioned in the book will had to have been a bright thick Red one with traditional wedding motifs. The white uchikake's came about when christianity was taking a root over there. It was fashionable and it's still being used today.

This piece is called a Hagoroma. It can be used in place of the uchikake's, however I wanted it to be an over layer to the uchikake as a decorative element. 
The back view of the wedding attire.

You may notice a pink string, it was used to hold the kimono up as my mannequin has crooked shoulders and the kimono were sliding off. So that pink cord would actually not be present on the actual wearing of the kimono. 

Thank you guys for looking. Hopefully next time I'll post more frequently

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Still waiting on Sherlocke

So I'm still waiting for the Tonbi coat to arrive so in the meantime I acquired a nice cloque and donned my wig. What do you think?





I'm a Cold war spy, coming to get you

Also to spice up my, fixing the british TV's and Computer, life; I put a little Union Jack in my wardrobe.


Also to complete alittle bit of my lace collection. This itty bitty lace dress!



And I'm still waiting for the Tonbi...tick tock tick tock...



Sunday, August 07, 2011

Mayan kimono

I just acquired this strange primitive instrument kimono I dub the Mayan kimono



Mayan kimono
Mayan + velvet jacket I got in same order
I also acquired some rather funky yukata's











 All in all very happy with this order. Next up. Sherlocke!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My first yabane and shishi obi!...also sister kimono

My B-day today and so with that I'm gonna make a post of just pics and go chill with some cheese fries ^^

Front of the most impossible obi to tie
Shi shi obi!
Yabane with awesome branch obijime
with everything else on
The sister kimono with a half twist purple obi
Showing the obijime, this is a FLAT one. Tough to tie

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Quick view kimono

No obi. Not even a himo to hold it up. Just my right hand on my right hip.
Also a cute hairstyle I adopted.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wafrica!

I know I haven't posted in awhile but I wanted to highlight something that equals major coolness



Enjoy!

Monday, April 04, 2011

WIG!!!

I ♥'s them ^^.

Fave shot+ half of kimono piled in the back there

Animal Kingdom

Went to Animal Kingdom, and wore the ensemble that everyone loved! So here it is in bad lighting




It's hard to tell here but my obijime is tied right =P
R2D2 HAT!!!!

The Tree of Life