I spent the day invigilating at my Open House -Hummingbird Studio, then headed to my parents house for dinner. They have the best garden in the whole world, and whenever people say ‘imagine a beautiful safe place’ when you’re doing relaxation exercises, this is the place I bring to mind.
I was feeling very iki (chic) as I was dressed slightly ahead of season in anticipation of June, with my motifs of butterflies!
I think we went a bit overboard with the photos but it was just such beautiful light!
I basically dressed for a combination of the heat (hence my ro komon) and convenience (hence the tsuke obi). The whole ensemble will probably feel very familiar to Laura from Birdsong Kimono as I bought the whole ensemble from her on ebay! Love it!
Pale green synthetic ro komon with red butterflies motif
Aqua and red easy obi with a water((? or maybe clouds?) motif
Pink shibori obiage
Although in the photos I am barefoot, as I like the feel of grass underfoot, I was actually wearing tabi and some rather over-formal silver and gold zori. I need to get some more casual zori!
This was my first time wearing a ro ensemble (it has a matching juban), and I was so surprised at how cooling it was! Do you have a ro kimono?