Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Slytherin-ly kitsuke

I bought this kimono years ago, and like many of them I haven't ever worn them.
So the other day when I was free I thought it'd be a great time to don a kimono.
I wasn't originally going to wear this kimono but as its winter here in Aus the colours looked the most appropriate for cold weather.
When I first bought it I didn't know what it is (still don't really) Some ladies on the IG forums suggested it was something a hotel would supply guests with for winter months. It is unlined but a heavy linen or wool as someone suggested but I don't have any known wool kimono so I can't compare them.

Either way I originally bought it because I thought the colours looked so Slytherin! And as green is my favourite colour and I think Draco Malfoy is hot so it was a no brainer.

I paired it with my totally awesome lotus obi that I bought a couple of months ago from Shinei and it is my new favourite kimono piece!
The fabric is woven with silver threads, it probably doesn't show up in the photos but it is very subtle.
However it was a pain in the arse to tie!
I've never been one to tie the obi on the front and spin it around, mine always collapses when I spin it.
So I've always tied it on my back... if only my arms were longer and more flexible...

Not the best photos ever and super flashy but the colours look right and my kitsuke doesn't look too bad lol.
I did a few things differently and I think it made the end result look much better. 
It is also a short kimono so theres no ohashiori which probably helped me lol.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Yet more odori uploads

These are my last uploads for a while: as I'm all square on the scanning front, no more to do!
Until my others arrive from Noppin that is....


Kyo odori:


Friday, July 13, 2012

Miyako odori uploads.

Not much has happened note worthy of blogging about lately, but I've uploaded my two oldest (so far!) Miyako odori:

My 1913 Miyako odori.

Will have more dance programs uploaded soon before my massive lot comes in from Noppin.
Also if I get my lazy bum into gear I'll be listing some things for sale soon, I've still got some dances programes for sale and kimono stuffs in this folder here before I list them on ebay.