I love how kimono, obi and all the accessories are sort of muted and understated, but then you get BAM the haori!
One half of a recent photo shoot I did. Here I went for my usual kimono style. The only thing I’m unhappy about is the haneri. It seemed like a good idea at the time but I wish I would have went with a different one.
You can see more photos in my FB ablum.
The sitting on the bench photo is one of my all time favorites. Too bad I can’t wear the kimono again, as it’s fabric just tears :(.
Behold, the kimono that started it all! This kimono is not in wearable condition, and now I would never buy one with so much age stains, but since it’s my very FIRST one, I’m keeping it forever and ever. You can see the yellowing very well, especially in the last photo.
The coordination sort of came together effortlessly. I knew right away that I was going to wear a pink obi, and while looking for one I remember that I had these Irregular Choice shoes that I haven’t worn yet. I dug them out, found green with ruffles socks, then looked through my gloves drawer to find these gloves. Thankfully, the haneri was already attached to the right juban. I thought for a moment about obiage and obijime choices, knowing that I want something red in there. Since red and grey is one of my favorite combinations, that ended up being the winner. The obijime matches the bows on the shoes, and the bunny brooch obidome is there because I said so.
You can’t see it in photos, buy my eye makeup is grey and pink :)
I need to see a reminder that there is still GREEN in this world. After living in Clovis for half a year, I’m starting to forget that.
I’ve finally taken the plunge and made some kitsuke tutorials! Primarily, I’ve made them for the Russian kimono community, who barely has any good information about kimono. Eventually, I will add English captions to the video.
This is the first video on how to put on a juban. To see the second video about putting on a kimono, go HERE.
From My Recent Visit in #Kyoto #Japan
Kyoto is such a fascinating place.
That knitted haneri is super cool!
The three of us have each other. We’re in this thing of ours together.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship.
Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky.
Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.
Omg I was shaking when I found these.
From left to right:
Aladdin yukata- night scene design with the couple on a flying carpet and scenes of Agraba.
Cinderella yukata- castle scenes, bubbles, the pumpkin carriage, and glass slipper designs.
Beauty and the Beast- ballroom scenes of the two dancing.
There was also a green Snow White but I didn’t have enough for it. :( major regret moment…
When I get more situated I will update with more pictures.
ALSO YES, THESE ARE FOR SALE!!
$450 a piece. Includes shipping from Japan anywhere in the world.