Slava Ukraini! Heroiam slava!

Слава Україні! Героям слава!
Slava Ukraini! Heroiam slava!
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!

This was not the outfit I’d planned for this weekend at all. But things changed dramatically earlier this week when a power-mad despot invaded a beautiful independent country full of brave people. If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I tend to deal with anxiety and grief by throwing myself into coordinating outfits. It’s a strange coping mechanism, but it helps me.

The Ukrainian flag seemed like an ideal jumping off point; in fact when I was sitting on the floor of the kimono room, feeling overwhelmed and re-thinking my entire coordination plan, my father came into the room and said “Do you have something in blue and yellow?” It was comforting to know his brain was on the exact same wavelength mine was.

I have several blue kimono, none of which are exactly the right shade, sadly. I chose this one because it’s my favourite and because the bokashi haze around the hem lightens the whole piece up, bringing it closer to the flag. Originally I’d had a gold obi in mind, but then I remembered the yellow side of this Tokaido hanhaba I own. Is it technically too casual for this kimono? Yes. Do I care? No. A matching haneri and a beaded obijime that’s the exact correct shade of blue complete the outfit. The formality is all over the place, but today that wasn’t my priority.

If you’re feeling as helpless as I am, I urge you to donate to either the UNHCR or the International Committee of the Red Cross to help assist in their efforts in helping people on the ground. Any funds generated by this blog (my two Patreon Patrons, I thank you!) will be donated to the UNHCR this month on my part.

Items used in this coordination


One Comment

  1. Slava Ukraini! Heroiam slava! — 着物月 Kimono Tsuki
    This is a poem written by one of the talented members in this community. One of my personal favorites
    Written by Slava Ukraini / // +145580491887/ @Molamuji_
    The moon is full at night The sun looks so beautiful, It’s not time to sleep. This is just an expression which we could use. And it does not mean that something bad happened to you; The feeling of being “solitary in your solitude” I am one of those people who like such feelings. When everything seems to be calm here in our world- a world that we live in it’s very sad. In my opinion, life will continue this way for some time. For now we need to live every day as best as we can and try not to take stress too much. I understand what happened and want to tell you: Everything will be fine! There aren’t any special powers and nobody would like anything from this life. But at the same they try not to look it, so you shouldn…
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