My friend updated her site again, with a couple more gorgeous kimono ensembles! One features my fan komon again, this time another double obi confection in lavender, pinks, and black. Check this out: she used my blue music komon with my olive green hakata obi! I love the spark of the orange obiage in this outfit. Very cute! I've never worn this kimono yet, but now I will have to for sure!
It was a beautiful day today, but typically warm, probably around 95 F. A little too warm to try anything on beyond a yukata. This evening, as it cooled down, I played around with coordinating the two new Meisen kimono. Unfortunately, someone is borrowing my camera, so no photos of the ensembles I have created.
The fun part is that a friend of mine let me borrow her "dress form" (it actually might be a type of mannequin, you can't put pins into it) for a project I'm doing. Today was the first time I used it to create ensembles. This "Dolly" in particular is a bit odd, since it's smaller than any real woman I know, but she got it for free. It works OK for trying out various color combinations, even if this Dolly isn't shaped correctly. (The waist is tiny...it's more like Barbie!). I also made a very interesting discovery today: I may already have a sha obi that might work with the sha Meisen! I got this nagoya obi sometime last year. The flowers are a bit of a mystery, but it's really cute. I have not worn it yet.
Maybe Ikue can recommend some other accessory colors to make the obi pop a bit more. Colors that come to mind for me are picking up on the the deep teal green and the bright yellow in the obi. Of course I have nothing in these colors!
Here I have recreated the look in Photoshop:
So, matchy-matchy isn't exactly my style, but it does seem to work OK. I do love magenta!
I'll see if I can get some real photos of these outfits soon!
PS: Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms in the world!!