I am just DROOLING over some of the beautiful kimono I'm seeing lately on kimonoichiba.com
! I've been looking for a slighty more formal kimono and the choices come down to mainly tsukesage and houmongi (visiting wear) Check these out:
Just LOOK at the shimmering weave on this houmongi! Have you ever seen a more gorgeous bokashi-gradient effect!?
View more shimmery details here
Shibori Alert! Think of this as a sort of poor-man's tsujigahana
Poor in that this houmongi only
costs $750 - BEFORE tailoring, lining, etc. The final price is probably $300-400 more.
No details on this one - already sold!
I love this site. I love to snag their high-quality images, pull them into PhotoShop and dream up another perfect ensemble, like this
, or this
, or god yes, THIS for summer
. Sort of like electronic paper dolls, but for (wierd) adults.
I really wish Kimono Ichiba worked with international customers (they do not, I asked). Not that I actually have
$1500 laying around for an expensive kimono right now. I've been stocking up on awase (lined) kimono for the last 3 months (pics to come) and I think I'd better attend to my western wardrobe now, because it's becoming a little shabby by comparison. But a girl can dream...and scheme