Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

A Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and a happy holiday season to all. May you have a joyous and drama-free celebration, and a safe and happy New Year.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kimono for the Holidays!

Finally! Pictures. :)

Aromaleigh eyeshadows, Too Faced Primed and Poreless makeup, Urban Decay blush in Score, Too Faced lava gloss liner, Meow Cosmetics brow beaters to give my weird eyebrows some definition, Too Faced lipstick.

The kimono was custom made for me by a nice lady, Masako-san, up in Torrance. She's a fellow customer of Kyoei Trading (whose store you can see behind me). The obi was from eBay years ago. Obidome is a poinsettia brooch pinned into place. Date-eri and han-eri are just 5" wide lengths of fabric from the fabric store; the earrings I made myself from beads and findings. (I'm planning on getting decent enough at that sort of thing to make some pocket money.)
Bag and shoes from an eBay score from Ryu-Japan. :)

The hair... I read a few how-to sites on beehives and gave it a shot. It doesn't look awful, but I think I could use quite a bit of practice. Ah well.

The collars drove me nuts - they laid very nicely at first, but after a trip in the car, fussing with trying on kimono, etc, etc, they were a wreck. I should have remembered to snap a picture BEFORE going out into the big bad world.


So there you have it. Actual pictures. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Istanbul, not Constantinople!

Found old pics from the Captain's Dinner on the Solstice Cruise we took in September 2009.

Posted on the IG Forums.