Kimono Challenge 12 – Kitsuke Evolution…

The challenge questions are:

1. How did you discover and get into kimono?
2. Your dearest kimono item(s).
3. Your most used kimono item(s) (not counting jubans, datejimes etc.).
4. Your least used kimono item(s).
5. Your favourite coordination(s) so far.
6. What do you like and don’t like about kimono.
7. Kimono confessions. Did you know that…
8. Your dream kitsuke items (or at least items you really really want but can’t get for whatever reason).
9. Your biggest kimono fears.
10. Your biggest kimono inspiration:
11. Your kimono collection.
12. The evolution of your kitsuke.
13. Your special kimono memory.


My… is my kitsuke an eclectic mix or what?!

I started my kimono journey in life this:

Corset kitsuke

and I wore mostly yukata out clubbing…

Then I went to this:

Geisha hime

however..if I really tell the truth it started like this:

A hello kitty silk kimono I made while I was at uni!

and then this is a middle ground snap of when I started to take stuff more seriously…

Japan Matsuri 2010

Still a corset..but then I started to keep corsetry to clubbing and now dress like this:

Purple Kitsuke; KDJ

However I still like to dress up a little ‘theme’ like:

All dressed up and snow where to go!

My colours have always been bright, sometimes neon bright which is probably an hangover from my ‘cybergoth days’ and the love of all things eye bleedingly bright. Gothic influences have always run though my kitsuke but you will see rockabilly and kitch there too with details.


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