Friday, March 25, 2011

Heading to Animal Kingdom!!!!

Shat attack will have to wait =(
Yea boyfriend can't make the convention this year, I know it's hard on him. I'm not going to Animal Kingdom in this outfit I just wanted it to get it's highlight, and something to leave for over the weekend for ya'll to see ^^

New Seagull kimono! I love it!

Better close up without my head

playing with obijime

and yet again
See ya'll on sunday!!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I got some pics of 2 outfits!! I figure I not photo dump no mo!

This was everyone's favorite

This later one i'm wearing to William Shatner IN WHOOOOT!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Auctions for Japan Relief

A friend of mine deemed as Immortal Geisha from the IG forums I frequent honestly way too much, has set up auctions of authentic real bean Japanese Kimono + whole matching set of retro/vintage under things required for proper kimono.

Best part is! It's entirely going to Japans support. The service she's using takes a chunk of the auction (roughly 20%) for there own costs, but whatever it wins for she'll take from her own pocket to pay that exta fee, to be sure it's a 100% donation. Talk about action!!

Here is a link To her Ebay store page where you can glance at them all in one go.

This guy I have my eye on, swirls with 2 huge rose appliques
With a nice vintage feeling obi.

This beautiful wool kimono (very comfy) is paired with a
red/white hakata hanhaba (half width) Obi

This is a kimono + obi (belt) auction put together.
Kimono is a soft black/white kind of gate style, with a pure white hakata obi.
BEAUTIFUL furisode or long sleeved kimono.
Water pattern and maple and plum makes this a very elegant piece.

Very retro feel with these. you hardly see them in these designs
A matching set of momiji or Maple!!!! beautiful
To have that RED and WHITE red cross flair.
 The pattern is Karako, or chinese children. I good luck motif

I say to all of you, help where you can, if you don't want kimono you can always visit Google's Crisis Response Resource and see where you can donate directly or you can Text REDCROSS to 90999 for a quick an easy $10 donation, it'll be billed in your phone statement.

Stay safe pacific and to the rest of us.
Copyrighted to Diane Quintal
Zazzle t-shirt design for relief support

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Devastation in Japan; 8.9 Earthquake.

Copyrighted to Diane Quintal
Zazzle t-shirt design for relief support
You can Text REDCROSS to 90999 for a quick an easy $10 donation, it'll be billed in your phone statement.
You can also visit these sites
British Red Cross
C.R.A.S.H. Japan (One of the first people that arrived to help)
American Red Cross Donation Page
Yahoo's Earthquake relief quick guide
Lady Gaga's, We Pray for Japan relief bands

So much is happening there, between the wreckage of an earthquake alone, there also a HUGE tsunami that has completely sunk one city, and maybe more. **The towns of Kuji, Ofunato, Minamisanrikucho and Yamadamachi, have been completely swept away. The town of Kessenuma is completely burnt down. -Kimono, Facebook. (Sheila Cliff)

 There's also fear of the nuclear plant about to go well, nuclear. They are pouring sea water into the plant that will help cool it, also rust it, meaning it's determined to be decommissioned. The outer casing blew, but the news circuits aren't keeping straight as to what caused it. Info gets released, then they get backtracked and say that was wrong. A bit of a hush hush going on between the governments I feel.

Japan has actually shifted on the globe, it's 8 feet closer to North America now and the earth was moved 4 inches from it's axis.

Watching the video of the tsunami rushing through gives a weird surreal feeling. It was a LARGE wall of water and it just swamped houses and it lifted them and took them with it. It slowly became a huge wall of debris, burning debris.

I have donated some already to the Red Cross, it wasn't much, but enough for some blankets, or like 30 gallons of drinking water, or some medical supplies.

There are MILLIONS without homes, and the death toll has reached over a 1,000 if I read it right.

There are a few japanese item auctions going up on Ebay that the whole profits go to the Red Cross and other various relief funds.

This hasn't just effected Japan, other islands too, Phillipines, and even the eastern coast of the U.S. Reports from California show damages reaching upwards to $50 Million, and at least 1 person washed out to sea.

These are scary times for the people of the Pacific. Google has a great page for those worried about any friends or loved ones, and it has great resources for shelters and updates on local news about power outages.

Google's Crisis Resource Center

Stay safe everyone! I hope people will have common courtesy and help those who need it right now.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Kimono marathon!

I apologize for not the prettiest done photo's. But I some space restraints and I did this (dress and folded) in roughly 3 hours. I'll redo some of these once I get my new obi and kimono in ^^

This obi I sewn myself

 And sorry for my uber ugly concentrating face o'doom!