Friday, July 20, 2012

So this was what I wore to the San Jose Bon festival S

so yeah... I do realize that my foundation is off kinda annoyed by that Matchmaster my ass MAC. This is after the massive nose bleed.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Maybe I'm just too passionate

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

OBON Matsuri San Jose

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

Vintage Match made in Heaven

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. >.<

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cosplay Shiemi Moriyama

So, I couldn't wait to see what my shiemi cosplay would look like all put togther. I'm rather happy tho I need to loose weight. ><

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New obi

^ ^ I just love this obi that I just won. I'm not sure if I have a kimono to go with this obi. I thought I wouldn't win it either but i'm rather happy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kimono Hime volume 9

Here are some pictures of some of my favorite kimono outfits. I had to take pictures due to the main computer being down and my laptop not being hooked up to the scanner. Sorry about the quality of some of the pictures. Though I hope you guys enjoy. ^ ^

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wanted cute Haori

So lately I've been thinking that i should get some cute haori because I don't have any and I've been inspired by Kimono Hime volume 9. I love vintage pieces and I think buying may be out of question but maybe trading?
I have some kimono items that I don't want or just aren't wearable for me (too small and needs to be restitched because the thread snapped in the back but other wise in great condition). I will post pictures later of the items up for trade.
Side note found some cute haori on ebay that i like:
Black rose haori
Adorable shibori ume haori
Reminds me of cherries
Black and white graphic haori
Perfect for tomboy style
Out of my price range but really cute.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kimono Hime

Recently I recieved volume 9 of kimono Hime and I must say wow every single outfit was truly drool worthy! I loved all the cute ideas that it offered even though I can't read Japenese the pictures are well worth the price. I couldnt help but be inspired and I wanted to incorperate the style in my kistuke. So today I bought a lovely new hat and lace gloves both have poke odots. I must say i'm not 100% happy with the coordination and it reminds me of Lyuba-chan. I think that I may need to buy a kimono and obi that fits the accessories much better. I love mary janes they are so cute! My brother took my picture so thats why i'm in the middle of the street. And if it looks like he's took it at an odd height it was because he took it in his lifted truck.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cute kimono idea

Lately I've been wanting to add more personal style kimono kitsuke. I have these super cute leather and canvas oxford lace up boots in brown that I want to wear with kimono.
These hair accessories are so cute! I want to buy two hair pins.

Also this scarf is so cute! I think it would look really good with this outfit.

This kimono is so adorable and its a bit on the short side but If I could get it I would wear it like a mini dress.

This is a closeup of the kimono.

This belt instead of obijime.

I havent found the obi I want to pair it with. But I'm thinking beige and simple.
I found this obi but it says it is for yukata.... not quite sure. Can you do other ties with this obi besides butterfly?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Um padding may not be for me

Well tonight I tried padding for the 1st time on my own and I dont like it. I think it does not flatter me. I put two towels around my waist folded in half both ends on my sides over lapping. I used two obitia. I think I did a better job on the obi-jime and obiage. Tell me what would work better; no padding or just padding on my lower back? Overall do you think my kistuke looks better? Also I don't care for this color combo.....

Monday, February 20, 2012


This is one of the most beatiful obi's i've ever seen and I'm in love! I'm going to be naughty and hopefully buy it. Luck please be with me!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tomboy kimono ideas

Okay, so lately I've been thinking what tomboy accessories would look good with women's kimono. I think I might have some ideas: oxford boots, suspenders, masculine hats, leather/canvas bags, knee socks, leather belts or obi-jime. I think that the patterns that would work best would be plaid, strips, and geometric shapes. images of outfits might come soon. Would love to hear thoughts on this though.
Possiable kimono #2

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Best Birthday Ever!

So yesterday was my birthday and me and my friends set out to have an adventure at the Hakone Gardens and we got some amazing pictures. We had a blast and I can honestly say this was the best Birthday EVER! I know it's because I was finally able to spend time with my Best friends who I haven't seen in a very long time. I also got spoiled by Adam and I didn't expect him too but he's such a sweetie <3. I got this gorgeous present from Adam a very pretty Koi umbrella.