More kimono collars…..and a bit of cheeky fan girl insert.

I know boring huh? But not to me! Over the bank holiday I finished my ‘velcro han-eri and fake collar’ system for lazy lazy kitsuke:

We have brown with forest cartoons:



monkey kimono collar!

and polka dots with spider lace…

handmade lace/Polkadots dual sided collar

I also made a wide fake collar for my pink kyoto hikizuri:


You might think I am boring with these collars but Loki is pleased:

What I wouldn’t give to get Tom Hiddleston into a kimono, I have one that will fit! (he is a similar height and build as my husband who will never let me dress him up, and looks a bit Loki-ish according to a few small children who point)

All men look good in real kimono. ALL OF THEM!

No Kimono, but lots of MOOKS!

Well my kimono hiatus is well underway, so I am filling my shopping time with MOOKS!

Here are my mooks that I currently have:

Magazines to read tonight ;)

Kera and Nanao (Latest Edition at the time)


Kera, Yumi’s Kimono book and ‘Kimono Girl’ which is a company brochure type thing 🙂


3 Kimono hime (I already have 2)

and this month I have just bought:




I have wanted a Gothic Lolita Bible for ages, however buying them in UK shops they can be about £30 so I always avoided it. I got all 3 of these for £40 inc shipping. This is the VERY latest Gothic Lolita Bible as it just came out 2 days ago.

Kera and Shoxx are the latest also, April editions.

I hope to catch a Kimono Ageha at some point, the 2012 edition. But alas it is out of stock, unless I want to spend a fortune with Amazon Japan.
I only buy very visual magazines as my Japanese reading is elementary at best, however I will have fun going back over these and using them for reading practise.

This my friends….is how I am going to get through this year of kimono hiatus by focusing on styling and cool fashions.