Mar 26, 2014

Latest kimono and juban


So here comes now the post to show off my latest kimono purchases!
Actually I've been trying really hard not to buy anything new for a while because, well, put it simply I can't afford it currently. It sucks but no can do. Nevertheless I've managed to get three new friends because I just possibly couldn't pass them up! The first one is that checkred blue-and-dark-red kimono which already got its spotlight time in my latest kitsuke post and thus I didn't take photos of it. The other kimono must be a far-away cousin to the checkered one because it's *drumroll* dark red as well. Yeah that's totally the reason I had to have it; nevermind that it's 15 cm too short for me and I'm short to begin with. OTL But I wanted it badly enough that I'll find a way to rock this thing anyway, with hakama or with something else more or less traditional. Suggestions are welcome!

Yeah, I totally have Pokémon bedcovers; it's from my early childhood and well, as a kid I was crazy about Pokémon (it's actually what started my interest towards Japanese things..) and when I moved out from home mom gave me all old bedcovers to keep. I don't mind, it's not like I've really grown out of the franchise anyway and it's mega nostalgic..
Close-up of the pattern.
I also thought I'd show the dragon and tiger print juban that Lumikettu gave me. Thanks again! The fabric is comfy (I think it's cotton or muslin?) and this thing actually has black collars instead of the über mainstream dark navy ones you see everywhere, happy day! I'm fond of dragons –tigers are cool as well and I only owned three juban before this (one which is lined) so it's an appreciated addition to my kimono collection. It's never a bad thing to have several juban anyway!

If anyone wonders about the carp that's discreetly photobombing on the edge it's a handmade gift from Hasakitsuki. I've always liked fishes and especiallly carps.
Close-up of the motif.
Eeyup, I think that's about it! See ya!

Mar 12, 2014

Birthday kitsuke with mostly new kimono stuff!


So today is my birthday and I decided to wear one of my latest kimono additions. It's dark red (aww yeah!) and blue with a small checkered pattern all over and it's just surprisingly awesome except that the collars love to go everywhere and just won't cross very high and stay that way for more than a few minutes lol.
The haori is new as well, I got it today and just had to throw it on because I really like wearing one! As if you hadn't noticed by now... It's tsumugi silk and has a nice wingspan by the way. Oh, and actually the juban is new as well and it was actually given to me by the wonderful Lumikettu, thank you! I should get around to doing another post with pictures of all the new stuff..

Excuse my hair; it's a bit everywhere and getting too long again I should go cut it soon. I don't have so many photos but the ones I have are taken in the laundry room lol the light is better there than in my apartment and yeah, that equals for once in a while no mirror photos. Oh, and my black juban collars are getting eaten; I tried to keep them in place but they just wouldn't cooperate and disappeared under the kimono! So standard... OTL

Model: Valkoinen Samurai
Photographer: Hasakitsuki

That random stray hair is bothering me but oh well, that's what you get when your
photographer is distracted doesn't tell you.. xD

Sorry it got dark before we got into taking full-body pics...

This kimono seemingly doesn't want to photograph accurately but I tell you the base color is a dark red with a slight brownish tint. I will certainly wear it more times so I should eventually get it to show its true colors, hahah. Oh and sorry for the messy text in general, I speed-wrote this.

I don't have much more else to say so sayonara for now!