Today it's too hot to wear kimono and too hot to go outside! (103 degrees F right now). One of my projects is finished, so the dress form "Dolly" is free to use for coordination photos. The "Dolly" is borrowed and a bit difficult to use because of it's unnatural figure, so I tried to pad the waist a bit. Dressing a Dolly (Or a willing friend) is much different than dressing yourself but it's really good practice. This Dolly works OK, good enough photographing coordination combinations today without too much effort. I am learning to dress the Dolly...so be forgiving of the wrinkles that seem to be multiplying with each additional obi!
#1: Yabane Overload
The han eri collar is orange and black with tiny flowers and I am using it with each kimono today. The obi looks wrinkled because I could not get an obi ita to fit underneath...probably pulled the obi too tight. So please do not try this at home!
#2: The Grey Potsherd Komon with a checked obi
Here I have paired it with a cute cotton kasuri check hanhaba obi, a light yellow obijime, and a red obiage. (This kimono looks wrinkled in almost every photo though....!)
#3: The Grey Potsherd Komon with beige geometric/yuzen obi
I got this obi recently from this kimono blogger! I just noticed that it seems to work pretty well with this kimono. This obi is really cool, with a geometric design on one side of the o-taiko section and this yuzen flower design on the other side. I like the flower side out since it's a great color and design contrast with the kimono. This obi is paired with a pale yellow obiage, and a salmon and pale yellow obijime.
#4: The Grey Potsherd Komon with a black bamboo obi