Thursday, January 04, 2018

Happy New Year With A Kimono

Happy New year! I hope you all had a great start into 2018! I had fun with friends at a New year's party in Roppongi that was filled with lights, even at night. I feel the lights were similar with reptiles. So I’m interested in sequins, which is one of the fashion trend of spring and summer 2018. Today’s kimono is also a little shiny, like reptiles. This grey fur goes well with the kimono. When I found the fur in a shop, I couldn’t decide which color, white or grey. I felt that the white one looked like a mouton rug, so I got a subdued grey one. However the grey fur was shining on top of the kimono! I styled that with other items: a bag and a obijime (like a belt of a kimono), which were one-tone. This obi is embroideried with lovely deers with an elegant twist. As a result, today’s outfit is also suitable for a dinner at a hotel. By the way, I have drawn my illustrations for Kateigahou fashion and lifestyle magazine every month since December issue last year. There are lots of traditional Japanese lifestyle articles in the magazine. I was so moved Tsujigahana kimono in the newest issue. And my old illustrations is in 'Kimono Dictionary' by Nanao kimono magazine. If you have a question about kimono, please leave your comment!

みなさま、明けましておめでとうございます。 今年もkimonosnackをどうぞよろしくお願いいたします♡ さて私の新年ですが、大晦日に六本木のカウントダウンパーティで遊んだせいか、キラキラしたものがとても気になります。 2018年春夏の光り物は、爬虫類のような光沢のシークインアイテムが流行りそうですよ。 今日の着物のお召しは、写真では分かりづらいかもしれませんが、ほんの少し光沢があります。 グレーのファーは去年、新宿で見つけました。 色は白と迷ったのですが、ムートンラグをしょっているように見えたのでグレーにしました。 渋すぎるかなあと感じたグレーですけど、この地味なお召しの着物と相性が抜群で、帯締めとバッグの色は八掛の色に合わせて同系色のグラデーションでまとめました。最後に可愛い有栖川紋様の帯で格上げ。エレガントな中にゴージャスさも漂わせた地味派なスタイリングです。謎めいた雰囲気の夜のお食事にぴったりです。 日本の豪華ファッション誌、家庭画報の読み物ページでは挿絵の連載も始まりました。 最新号では、常磐貴子さんの辻が花のお着物姿も本当にうっとり、素敵です。 七緒別冊のムック「着物おたすけ辞典」では、ほっこりした懐かしいイラストを使っていただきました。 それでは、今年もみなさまにとって、素敵な一年になりますように♡

Erizen kimono, obi, and obijime, kate spade bag, Piumelli gloves, Karl Donoghue fur stole, Komatsuya zori, Musashiya tabi


  1. Happy New Year Dear. The outfit is stunning and that bag is so pretty and versatile.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  2. Super stylish, I love your kimono and your red bag!
    Happy new year beauty!
    Kisses, Paola.


  3. You look wonderful in this styling my dear!!!! I love your bag :-)

  4. Happy 2018!
    Love the fur detail on your kimono!

  5. You look absolutely gorgeous, Akiko! Beautiful kimono and this obi belt :-)

  6. the bag and kimono looks so good together!

  7. Stunning, Akiko! And the bag is the perfect finishing touch for the look. Hope you're having a great start to the new year.

  8. Thank you for your comments!!
    I would love to post kimono outfits many times this year♡