tiistai 3. elokuuta 2010

Goofing around in yukata

The summer has been very hot and even the air outside is already a bit cooler already it is still hot inside the house. I really don't take heat very well. When I arrive home I change into yukata right away. It is probably the most comfortable piece of garment I know! But no way I'm wearing datejime or obi-ita so I put everything together using only 2 koshihimo.

I tell you a secret: I am not wearing a single thing under my yukata. Don't tell anyone! :D

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P.S. This time I used medium-sized pictures. Would you prefer smaller pictures?

sunnuntai 25. huhtikuuta 2010

Roses are red



Originally uploaded by jeiccis

Today I had a chance to dress these two lovely ladies in kimono. It was a first time for both of them to wear a kimono but you really couldn't tell because they both look so graceful and comfortable wearing them. Even though the wind was strong!

Roses are not the most usual motif in kimono - and not a bit traditional - but they are still one of my favorite motifs. The red rose furisode and Mamechiyo's Rose Bouquet obi really don't deserve to just lie wrapped away in my closet. This reminds me I should wear kimono more often.





There's more on my flickr.

sunnuntai 17. tammikuuta 2010

Year of the Tiger


Geisha hikizuri kimono
Originally uploaded by jeiccis

I tried hikizuri kitsuke for the first time! Jenny was kind enough to let me dress her. We had a kimono theme party and we had lot of fun. A few of my kimono also found a new owner and I'm very happy about it. It is so much better to see them worn well by other people than just lying in my closet wrapped in tatoshi!

I got this geiko hikizuri for a few months ago. It is from early Showa era and the maru obi is about the same age. I think they go quite nicely together. This obi is quite difficult to tie because it's so heavy and stiff and I think I made it too wide. I also didn't have any red cloth to pass as momi so it's missing.

But I think I did quite well for my first time, also considering it was after a few glasses of wine. :)

Geisha hikizuri kimono

Geisha hikizuri kimono