Friday, December 30, 2011

Last purchase for quite some time

So I just won this gourgues black dance kimono that's mint for $55 and i'm super excitted!!! It will be my last purchase for a while seeing as I have a lot of kimono and well I need to save money. But I want to wear this baby soon and I'm thinking about wearing it to the Cherry Blossom Festival. I need to cordinate and outfit and i'm just ouber happy since i've been wanting a black kimono for a while know.

Places I would love to visit

So, I would love to explore more Japanese Gardens because I've only been to one and I loved it. Adam took me to the Japanese Tea Gardens in San Fransisco and I loved it sadly I didn't take pictures and I wasn't dressed in Kimono. But when I visit these places I would love to visit them in kimono and take pictures. I want to expand my kimono adventures because I mostly have them at Anime Conventions which I love but I don't want to limit myself at all.
Japanese Gardens in California

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kimono Photo shoot at school

For fun today me and Adam had a photo shoot at school. He did an awesome job and I felt really pretty. *^-^* He's such a good boyfriend and I'm so lucky to have him in my life. <3

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shiemi from Blue Exorcist

I love this anime and I have decided to cosplay Shiemi! I love her whole look and im going to try to get it as accurate as possiable i THINK I found a good kimono thats close enough color and motif wise. I also bought a cheap lace collar too. <3 Unfortuantly I lost the kimono above but I have two alternative kimono that seem to be Shiemi's style. I also bought the wig and im contmplanting about buying a plushie of her gardien demon spirt.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lantern Pattern Kimono

So by chance I came across a motif ive never seen on kimono before and it was so cute I couldnt pass it up. Ive been avoiding buying kimono items but lantern motif is just to cute!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kintoki con

So just got back from kintoki con it was great! Very well put togther had a wounderful location great staff & well organized for such a small anime con starting out. Over all I say I had a wounderful time. I did two panels and both turn outs where very small I think I had a total of 8 for both panels combined. I kinda got worried cause they made me sound like an expert which I didn't feel comfterable being called so. I love kimono and I've been into it for years, I've read books and yes I can wear them but I don't know everything! Other then that I was cool with it. I hope people had a good time. ^ ^ I was my dorky sarcastic self & I generaly don't like public speaking & I know I don't have the best social skills in the world. >< Direct eye contact with strangers freaks me out & gives me anxiety but I did the panels to over come my issues. I thinked it helped a bit. I met some really nice people, one a man named Eric a cheif who wants to start making the jointed dolls with paper kimono. Offered me Sushi for my knowldge & help but I'm not quite sure if he was hitting on me (I turned red cause he was very attractive Japanese man). That and a guy suggested that I do twister in kimno because it would be indecent O_0 I totaly got embarrased but went with it cause I knew he was joking but it felt like A comeon. I don't do well with men making the 1st move all I can do is repeatedly stammer I have a boyfriend and turn red in the face. But I was flattered though!
I only remmbered to take pictures of my day one kistuke but forgot to take a picture for today's panel. ^ ^ I dressed my friend Tanya up in my baby blue furisode today & I wore my navy blue houmongi kimono today.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mint condition houmongi & color cordination for obi

I just love this navy blue houmongi kimono so much & I've just been playing with some obi and obiage color combo's. Feel free to point out your picks.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Blue love

I am very much happy I won another formal kimono yay more homongi! ^ ^ This color will look amazing on me I hope it fits. It might be a little small =(. $40.20 not bad for this baby!

Monday, May 30, 2011

2011 Fanime Madness

So, this is my 5th year attending Fanime and I had a blast! Though I do have a major complant about how Fanime was organized; There where no printed Scheduales avaiable to con goers.... Not cool! Other then that I enjoyed myself. I went vintage and Bold this year with my hair and kimono choices. I even ran into Namoi and Arain, Daniel from Immortal ^ ^

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Showa houmongi

<3 just bought this vintage baby for $5. I love bargins and I really needed more formal kimono that are not furisode.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Color explosion

So ladys and Gentalmen I have put togther a bright color combo and I need your opinions. It looks blue but it's dark purple I swear, the obi is hot pink, obiage lme green, obijime lime green/neon orange.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kimono collars

^ ^ Just bought two collars for less then $20. Yay good deal!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cherry Blossom festival San Fransico last day

Had lots of fun on Sunday the last day of the festival but it was way too crowded for my liking. I wore my forest green furisode & orange fukuro obi that day. Though I was having a bad kistuke day, my collars wanted to misbehave & gave everyone a show with my juban on top. Though Adam was very much happy with that something about being disheveled & sexy looking, lol. I love how he just thinks I look so damn good in kimono to him.
Anyways I could only take two pictures that day cause I forgot my camera & hijacked my best friend Tanya's camera. lol

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I want this!

Adam's Juban

So, I love to spoil Adam just a bit <3. ^ ^ I've also wanted to dress up with a male for quite a while & now I have a boy friend who can fit into kimono. <3 He's never worn kimono before so I bought him a juban with a motif I know he will just love! He collects swords as a hobby and I found a very awesome juban with swords as the motif. If all goes well and he likes it I'll invest in more kimono items for him.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival

=D It was last minute but me & my new boyfriend Adam found out that we could go yesterday to the festival. It was an epic one month benchmark in our relationship! I'm so happy to have a man that loves me in kimono, takes pictures as a hobby, loves Japanese culture as much as I do, is into art & is a psychology major, not to mention smart, funny, sexy, caring, & HOT! :lovelove
For the most part we had a really good time but when we went to the tea ceremony & we where going in I saw a flock of young women come out in kimono & they saw me. As soon as they pass us they started speaking Japanese & & Adam got the impression they where making fun of me. >< When I sat down I looked down and my obiage had fallen :angerburst . >< To say I was embaressed would just be the beginning..... I felt that my skill level was not up to their super proper standards. Then again I did break a lot of formality rules in my outfit not to mention I did not dress for tea ceremony at all. But I did get a lot of positive comments & one of the older ladies in kimono smiled at me so I felt better.
That & I was the only tan person in kimono who was not Japanese. It was kinda sad that I only saw maybe 10 people in kimono. :gah:
Sorry, ladies it was very windy that day & I don't have that much pictures of me in kimono but I do have next sunday to go too. :wink:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage heaven

So recently I've been eyeing the heck out of Meisen kimono and the bright funky outfits that are made with them. I've very happy to report that I finally have a vintage bright kimono & obi. All I need is vintage inspired geta and maybe some cute kanzashi & a bag or purse.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

what to do?

I'm having trouble making up my mind with what obi or obiage. Any ideas or suggestions much welcome!

Friday, February 18, 2011

I finally got it back

I finally have my fukuro obi and kimono back from a "friend" of a friends house. The obi was done beatifully but the kimono was not finished =(
On a lighter note I can now where my expensive fukuro obi yay!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kimono books

Monday I went to the libary to check out books on kimono for my panel. I have done some power points already on kimono types, shopping,obi but I have so much more to tell and share so i'm going to brush up again. I'm doing a two day panel one day power point second day workshop on how to wear kimono. I checked out the fallowing Images of Asia The Japanese Kimono by Hugo Munsterberg, The book of kimono the complete guide to style and wear by norio yamanaka, kimono fashioning culture by liza dalby, Japan crafts source book a guide to todays traditional handmade objects by diane durston, Kimono vanishing tradition japanese textiles of the 20th century by cheryl imperatore & Paul Maclardy.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just more practice

So, I wanted to experament with my birthday kimono. I paired it with my black obi because the new obi I bought to go with it is still in japan. I am in love with these lace tabi! <3 The zori went with the outfit I'm surprized but happy. ^ ^

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rabbit tabi

Today I Did some practice for my panel. I wore my rabbit tabi for the year of the rabbit <3
Thoughts suggestions welcomed!