Want to know why today is an awesome day? Its my first day off in three weeks!
Oh, and I finally had some time to wear kimono :)
As its spring down here in Australia I was faced with a problem... I don't really have any spring specific kimono. The only kimono I have is a mid Showa Furisode with wisteria:
I was going to pair it with my silver and green swirl fukuro obi:
However I just couldn't use it. Nope. Wasn't working for me, I pulled out my biyosugata but it still wouldn't cooperate with me.
So I was bad and used a nagoya obi :o
(which I don't have a stock photo of, sorry!)
Today I headed outside to take photos :) It was a lovely sunny and windy day... so I had sleeves and my wig flying everywhere XD but nevertheless I'm happy how the photos turned out.
I took the obi shots inside so you could see the obi design better as it just got washed out outside.
Also a bit naughty as both the kimono and obi have wisteria designs... but that's about all the "spring" stuff I have...
The obidome is my trial chidori obidome.
It doesn't show up well in the photo but the colour is this shimmery pearl white which is very prettyMaybe I should've drawn a wing on it too... I'm in the process of doing a pink one so I'll put a wing on that one and see how it looks. Actually the pink chidori would've fitted better with this kitsuke colour wise...
I'm also working on a cherry blossom idea for obidome:
I was trying to create something that looked like a bunch of petals blowing away in the wind, but so far the trials of that design have turned out crappy :( and then somehow I just fiddled around until I came up with the above design. I would still like to add some detail to the center of the flowers though.
And that's about it for me. Besides working lots and moving into our new house (Yay!) I haven't had much spare time but hopefully I can find some more kimono time soon :)
Have some blossom photos...