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 Post subject: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:45 am 
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Geiko-san
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I've had this Taisho kimono and obi for years but never thought of putting them together until today. Unfortunately the camera didn't pick up the obi design (especially in the second photo)- it has stronger colors in real life, and the obijime is a close match to the embroidered kiri flowers. The haori is newer, so the sleeves are much too short, but I liked the way it looked.

This was the first time my lovely model had worn a full kimono outfit. :katana:

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Inspired by Uemura Shoen:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:10 am 
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Geiko-san
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too bad the sleeves aren't long enough on the haori but that combo looks so elegant!

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:03 am 
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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Fav. Maiko: Mamehana, Tsuruha
Fav. Geiko: Umeha, Ichimame, Kikuyu
Fav. Motif: ume, water waves
hibana wow! great outfit and very, very good kitsuke skills!

I love how the purple date eri looks next to the green and white; with the haori, it looks really great!

Your model should dress like that for the rest of her life! she looks amazing and I just love the dynamic of the second picture; I keep waiting for her to continue her turn! very well captured.


And that last photo makes me start looking for red juban now!

thank you and your model for sharing the pictures with us :content:

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:14 am 
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Shikomi-san
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Location: New Zealand
Fav. Maiko: Fukunao, Ichimame
Fav. Geiko: Kotoha
Fav. Motif: pine, bamboo, iris
Wow, that looks fantastic! Your model has the perfectly willowy figure that kimono look great on, and she looks very comfortable in it.

The Shoen picture is very cute! :kawaii:


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:49 am 
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Onesan
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Beautiful outfit - the second photo is joyous! I like your choice of haori colour, even if the sleeves don't match.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:24 am 
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Shikomi-san
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Wow, very beautiful!
I like the hairstyle and the accessory too!
Shoen posing is amazing~~~ :bunbun: cuuute!


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:38 am 
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Geiko-san
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So glad you all liked the outfit & poses! :lol: My friend really does have a perfect kimono body - I had trouble with the ohashori because I'm so used to making allowances for my own hourglass shape.

Ume_bloom, the kimono actually has additional purple kasane layers in the sleeve openings, cuffs and hem. The cuffs and hem are padded as well. This is actually the reason I haven't altered the kimono to fit myself, because it will be difficult (maybe impossible) to widen all of those parts and re-assemble everything smoothly.

Ayapon, the hair "thingy" is actually a scarf I got at a yard sale- look for it in the role of obiage on future ensembles. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:46 am 
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Furisode Shinzo
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Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:33 pm
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Location: Sonoma County
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Fav. Motif: kingyo, usagi, and ajisai
Very pretty! The green looks awesome with the purple! :) I am sorry to hear that the haori does not work though!

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:02 am 
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Maiko-san
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Beautiful ensemble! I love the soft green of the kimono with the small spots of bright color, really chic.

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:28 am 
Maiko-san
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Oh how beautiful. Lovely overall look, and your model is very at-home in front of the camera and really "sells" the kimono. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Quick Taisho outfit on my friend (small pictures)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:27 pm 
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Maiko-san
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:lovelove That is one of the lost lovely kimono I have ever seen! Truley a wounderful addition to your collection. The model and the kimono look like the perfect fit for each other.

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