Monday, April 27, 2015

Hitoe Season Comes Early in Memphis

As often is the case in the Southern USA, warm temperatures come quite early here in Memphis. This weekend, it was over 80 degrees F, and wearing awase in that kind of heat (and with rampant humidity!) can be torture. Outside of Japan, it's a little easier to not follow the traditional rules of awase, hitoe, and usamono. By Japanese standards, I shouldn't switch until mid-May to hitoe. But with it being as hot as it was, I went ahead and wore hitoe this past Saturday.

This hitoe komon has a geometric design, and I paired it with a simple green and cream hakata nagoya obi. The accessories are a purple and orange obiage with wisteria embroidery and a lighter purple obijime.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 6, 2015

MTAC 2015 - Photoshoot Preview

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the amazing Madster Cosplay and Photography this past weekend at the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC). We did two photoshoots - one on Friday in geisha henshin and the other on Saturday in my fem Aarune cosplay (Pokémon ORAS). Here are the preview photos!
Geisha Henshin

Fem Aarune

Such amazing shots; you can't even tell that we were in a hotel surrounded by a business district with a busy road and full parking lots! I sincerely hope I get to work with this photographer again!