Now that I’m back in Montreal and settled in, it’s time to get back in the groove. What better way to start than with pieces I acquired while I was in California? Ohio Kimono shared these on facebook and I just fell hard. I’m not generally drawn to casual pieces like this lately, but they’re both so unique that I couldn’t resist. The kimono may look like patchwork but it’s actually woven wool like this. The obi is utterly charming with lots of little kanzashi on it. I thought the warm muted tones suited each other really well so I decided to put them together. The outfit did feel a bit heavy though, so I introduced some yellow accessories to brighten things up a little. I think it worked out well, the yellow was just the right finishing touch.
I’d forgotten how much I love wool kimono for their ease of dressing, especially on a mannequin. Silk and polyester are so slippery and want to fight you every step of the way. Wool is grippy and textured and stays exactly where you put it. I wish it wasn’t such a casual-only fabric! Maybe I should make more of a point of coordinating the wool pieces I have in the near future.
Ohio Kimono was kind enough to gift these pieces to me. You should absolutely check their shop out if you haven’t already, they have new gorgeous stock directly from Japan all the time.
I haven’t had the chance to catalogue these pieces yet so no little items thumbnails today, sorry!
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