On a recent business trip I got to kimono around at the Gardens of the World in Berlin:
These were the splendiferous Asian gardens, China, Japan and Korea.
My friend Sandra also took photos and is so much better at it than me!
and a few of my outfit:
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:
and polka dots with spider lace…
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!
Well my kimono hiatus is well underway, so I am filling my shopping time with MOOKS!
Here are my mooks that I currently have:
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.