Posted on September 5, 2008 by floatingstars
Hey it’s me again!
So for next week I’ll be a bit busy so I really made it a point to finish this huge project of collecting photos of celebs in Kimono, Yukata and other traditional Japanese clothing. Due to insistent public demand, here are our favorite gentlemen looking as gorgeous as the ladies did in the previous post. In their case I added pics that showed them wearing warrior gears that I’ve seen in period movies.
Okay, just some fun background info to get us started:
I’ve read somewhere that men’s Kimono, in contrast to the women’s, are more subdued in color, have subtle patterns and have different textures. The most typical color for the formal type would be black and gray. But the casual ones can be seen in brighter colors, and some are worn during the summer or during festivals.
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Posted on September 4, 2008 by floatingstars
Hello gorgeous people of the world!
First off, sorry for the delayed posts. I’ve been running up and down with chores, work and bouts of laziness lol. Anyhoodles, I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture (duh, obviously) and this time I want to highlight one of their traditional clothing – the classic and beautiful Kimono. In college I wrote a research paper about Geisha and later on I wrote a book review on Memoirs of a Geisha and Mineko Iwasaki’s "Geisha, A Life." I wasn’t a fan of the movie, the actors were great, but slightly misplaced, plus there’s a problem with the use of language. But the costume designer was so brilliant, the Kimonos worn by the leads were fantastic.
I entitled the post Visions of Art because wearing a Kimono is like wearing a painting where there’s technique, creativity and style is all at play. And it’s not an easy thing to wear, nor is it easy to put on. Its creation takes real skill and expertise. It also reflects the country’s seasons, the people’s feelings, emotions and ultimately, the Japanese way of life.
Girls of Summer
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