This is one of the other looks we shot while we were in L.A. a few weeks ago. This kimono is now on sale for 50% off! Fun fact about this shoot, we got kicked out of this location. Lol. The guard that walks the premises told us that the owner of that development sent him down to tell us we had to leave and that we’d have to pay for permission to shoot there. He also said, and I quote, “People usually pay millions or billions to shoot here.” Lol. Um, yeah ok. Kristina and I just nodded then politely left. So there’s a little-known blogger secret for ya’ll, sometimes you do in fact need to request permission in advance to shoot in some locations, sometimes you have to pay (though never millions, unless you’re shooting a major motions picture or something), and sometimes its free and you can shoot wherever you like. But this guard was so funny. He was serious about those figures too, lol.
I’m kind of obsessed with this linen kimono coat. I love the drapey effect that the woven linen creates. I’d been searching for a soft trench coat when I stumbled across this Tibi coat and immediately knew it would be mine. The material looked very light weight when I was looking at it online but when I received it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s a heavy weight linen. It’s the perfect transitional piece for going from fall to winter since it can still be layered under an overcoat.
Far from a traditional kimono, this one is, of course, a modern version. Traditional kimono are full length, T-shaped robes. I find kimono fascinating. There are various types of kimono, each one specific to the occasion. A kimono isn’t only a beautiful piece of cloth, it’s so much more than that. Kimono can symbolize social messages, marital status, age, and the level of formality of an occasion.
Dressing in a kimono also requires skill and is a process that requires aid since the outfit consists of 12 or more pieces that are secured in specific ways. Kimono are wrapped around the body with the left side over the right, always; except when dressing the deceased for burial. Then they are secured in place with a sash, also known as an obi. Some kimono are made with such exceptional skill and detail that they can easily cost upwards of $10,000.
Muy diferente de un kimono tradicional, éste es, por supuesto, una versión moderna. Kimono tradicionales son túnicas largas en forma de T. Los kimono me fascinan. Hay varios tipos de kimono, cada uno específico para la ocasión. Un kimono no sólo es una hermosa pieza de tela, es mucho más que eso. Kimono puede simbolizar mensajes sociales, el estado civil, la edad, y el nivel de formalidad de la ocasión.
Vestirse con un kimono también requiere experiencia y es un proceso que requiere ayuda. Un atuendo de kimono contiene 12 piezas o más que deben de ser ajustadas de manera específica. Kimono se deben de envolver alrededor del cuerpo con el lado izquierdo sobre el derecho, siempre; excepto cuando se viste al difunto para el entierro. El kimono luego esta asegurado con una faja, también conocido como un obi. Algunos kimono se hacen con tanto detalle y una habilidad tan excepcional que pueden costar más de $ 10.000.