As you all know I've been pretty damn good lately and have bought anything in a long time. But once in a while a kimono item pops up that makes you drool and makes you lust after it. That my dears is what occurred today for me. The funny thing is it's yellow!!! Normally I shy away from yellow because it's just not my color but this haori made me not give a damn about that.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I finally bought a Yukata outfit!!! I really haven't had the funds to buy kimono lately but on my trip to LA I made an exception. Me and Adam visited Little Tokyo and it was our first time down here. At first I could not find any shops with real kimono and I was loosing hope but then we passed this shop that had film all over the windows. It was hard to see in the shop but I could make out a table filled with Geta. It peeked my interest enough to go in and I must say I'm thrilled I did! From the outside the shop appeared to be tiny but once with in it was huge. One of the biggest kimono shops I have ever been in. They had a good selection of yukata and I was thankful! I've been on a mission for one since The San Jose Festival incident with the massive nose bleed. I had bought a pair of geta for $11.99 at another small shop. They where a steal cute and a size 10 not to mention comfy.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I've just finished reading Clamps kimono book I love it but I still have that nagging feeling that I always get when it comes to kimono rules. Yes I agree knowing the rules are important because then you can know when to break them. I know that my kistuke is not perfect but it really bothers me that people think that it's okay to just criticize right off the bat. Like I have no clue or I'm not good enough because my kitsuke isn't 100% perfect. okay rant over lol A post from a friend: Just going say, it doesn't seem logical to me to spend money on clothes on which you are judged constantly and not even wearing on a daily basis. Maybe as an outsider, I don't get it like I should, but even when I was more into the japanese culture, I never understood really what the deal was with it. My response: I may not wear them on a daily bases & people may look at me odd (a lot do) but I love kimono sooo much. It's my passion an art within it's self. No other clothing has the feeling & history behind it like kimono (that's just my opinion). It's a tradition that is not my own but I feel is worthy of continued existence even if it is not my own culture. When I put on kimono it's like I'm wearing art & my body is my canvas. My medium is silk, cotton, ro, wool, polly-blend/synthetic fabric. Pattern & texture are abundant, the smell of silk, the way to drapes the body is truly an experience. I feel that I can express myself thro kimono that I just can't in non-kimono clothing. It's sexy & famine without having to show any skin. Modestly at it's best. maybe it's a girl thing but I know no matter what I wear that i'm being judged. So yes, I get judged more for wearing kimono on some level it does bother me. But what I get upset about is when people assume that I'm Japanese & that's why I wear kimono. Or that because I'm not Japanese I have no freakin clue what I'm doing. That's what pisses me off. Your daily dose of rant has been filled lol
Sunday, July 15, 2012
So today was a lot of fun besides having a massive nose bleed that made me look like a zombie attacked my face. Lucky none got on my kimono thank god! I admit there was a Japanese lady at the kimono store she started nit picking my kitsuke. I was showing way to much of my collar, I wasn't supposed to wear my hair down but hey at least I had the collar on the right side. My response oh okay, second um yeah I know, third well of course i'm not dead. :D she shut up after that lol. Maybe I was a bit of a smartass but I've seen other women in kimono with their hair down & well I have a large chest of course my collar is going to show more. >.< Pictures to come soonish whenever Tanya posts the pictures on line. There is only kimono picture it was hot..... We watched the Takio which was awesome & visited Nichi Bei Bussan they had some nice items that weren't to bad in price range as long as it isn't a kimono. This is wear the lady was picking out the flaws.... I realized that I need a yukata BADLY!!! I was over heated & everyone else was in yukata. I had to change & we ended up going to Kinokuniya Book Store which was amazing I ended up with two kimono books the ones that IG was giving away lol. Also that complex or shopping center was amazing Japanese food market & restaurants.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
So a while back I bought a vintage fukuro obi that I wasn't 100% sure what I would pair it with but it was just too beautiful to pass up. Well, I thought that it might pair nicely with my vintage light blue furisode kimono. I tried out the coordination with my dark purple obiage and I'm quite happy with the out come. Tho I must admit the obi is really short and I could only do a small bow. >.<