Today was my friend Sairu-chan's birthday celebration and I was invited. Of course I decided to dress in kimono this time too – and especially so because her younger brother had seemingly requested it. x)
The party would start 15:00 but I dressed many hours ahead and well, because I had a lot of "dead time" I felt like being creative –and trying something new that I've wanted to try for the longest time– soooo, I decided to do my hair Visual Kei-ish inspired and, while I was at it, I did some total impromptu make-up as well as wore my violet contact lenses (which I've bought for cosplay) to finish the look. I can say I've never styled my hair like this before either, so it's a first time too.
Oh, and about the kitsuke – it's that dark-blue-or-something-I-don't-know (seriously, the more I look at it the more I can't say what color it really is) copper stripe kimono again; it's one of my favorites I must say. Kaku obi is actually an odori one with black & gold sayagata pattern – I've never worn this one before and I felt like wearing it now; I don't know, added some attitude to the coordination. I guess I felt like being at least a bit fabulous this time ~
Now time for photos. Excuse me, everything is taken with the help of a mirror as per usual...
|Kai no Kuchi.. as always, haha.|
|This one does my hairdo some sort of justice.|
|Close-up just to show my violet contacts, not super obvious on this photo though..|
(this photo is not mirrored)
When I got home I took a few photos with the haori still on, this time in the bathroom so excuse the crappy yellow lighting as well as the mirror being dirty...
I must say I found this Visual Kei inspired style to be very fun... even though it took me shitlong to get ready (I kept styling my hair) and I wouldn't have the patience to don myself like this unless for special events or something. Oh well, I guess feedback about this new-for-me style would be interesting. Anyone want to see me experiment with it more in the future? :) Yay or nay with kimono?
Bye bye ~