December 31, 2011

The perfect kimono dummy

It has been a while since I did some kitsuke, but last thursday I happen to came across a dummy perfect for kimono.

Why perfect?? It has a little waist and... a perfect flat chest! No more padding, yeay!

So on the last day of 2011 I did some kitsuke on it, with a kimono I haven't worn yet. I bought this from Ryujiro almost a year ago, and yes I am very much ashamed to say that ;-)

The kimono has a red pattern of wheels on it, some of which are colored gold, purple and the same red as the pattern. So I thought of combining it with my new red and black hakata nagoya obi. I'm so glad to have this obi, it's my first hakata obi!

Obiage is a 'standard' red shibori one, the obijime was a present from Misuchi (thank you!).

 When I was finished, the white collar looked a bit dull/bleak (don't know how you call it). Guess what's used as a date eri?? A black obiage I also got from Misuchi! And it looks much better with that touch of black!

Happy New Year!!

PS, I think there has to be a better obi for this kimono in my collection... Comments are welcome!