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Guess who wore kimono, and who didn’t?

That’s right! Lily wore kimono this weekend for the San Francisco Taiko Dojo concert…and I didn’t! It’s not that I didn’t want to though. I had an awesome tsuzumi overload ensemble planned…but Lily decided to go on a nursing strike Saturday morning, and our very carefully timed outing was thrown to the wind. There was…

Crow-mono!

It’s been forever and a day since I last did kitsuke. Being a new Momma is HARD WORK! Trying to find time to do things for myself at the moment is almost impossible. Also, I breastfeed, so while I should learn how to breastfeed in kimono – I don’t want to risk leaking all over…

Lily’s San Francisco Cherry Blossom Debut!

Lily made her first public kimono debut! Lily’s kimono is from Ichiroya. It was a kimono for a 3 year old and in order to make it fit Miss Lily, who is only just over 2 months old, I had to sew up the excess length, put in shoulder tucks and also reduce the width…

Pregnant Kitsuke – 30 Weeks Pregnant!

At 27 weeks, I went for nice, sweet and subdued…. For 30 weeks, I went for LOUD and OBNOXIOUS. Please meet my pink and turquoise tachibana meisen kimono and my obnoxious purple and yellow shibori haori. I’m really excited about this kimono. I don’t have many Taisho meisen pieces, but the ones I do have…

Pregnant Kitsuke – 27 Weeks Pregnant!

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to sit down and do anything fun with kimono. Work, life and pregnancy have been keeping me terribly busy! Today, though, despite my horrendous allergies (I hate plant life at the moment), I finally got a chance to dress in an ensemble I’ve been wanting to do…

Taishō Era Indigo Striped Houmongi

I’ve always been a fan of indigo – there’s just something so luscious about the colour I simply cannot resist.  I also go crazy for stripes – so obviously, this kimono caught my eye immediately!  Of course, the placement of bamboo on the sleeves, and the bold, cheerful patterns along the hem helped roping me…

Pregnant Kitsuke – Taishō Meisen Komon

Today was quite a challenge dressing in this kimono! I fell in love with this meisen kimono at first sight, and while technically, it is way to short for me to wear – I really wanted to add it to my collection. Had I not been 15 weeks pregnant, I probably would have had a…

Pregnancy Kitsuke!

I apologize for not posting for a while, but I’ve had a good reason. Now that I feel safe talking about it in public, seeing I’ve made it to the second trimester (I’m 15 weeks now!) – yes! Arian and I are expecting our first child! There’s always been a lot of talk on the…

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival 2009

My husband and I went to San Francisco’s Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend and had tons of fun! It gave me the oportunity to wear my two “new” kimono: my Taisho komon furisode hikizuri, and my crazy Taisho “shishi inside yabane” komon! This was the first time I’ve ever worn furisode…or done furisode kitsuke…

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