Friday, March 11, 2011

Kimono Ladies

Last week our Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild had a program on "How to Wear Kimono." Mayumi Balfour was our instructor. I volunteered to be one of the models. I can't believe members weren't pushing and shoving to be dressed in kimomo. The front of the kimono (with me in it) is above, and the back of the kimono is below.

This is a close-up of the obi.

I was surprised to learn how many layers went around a woman's middle. The idea is to have a straight up and down figure, with the back of the neck being the most sensual part of the body. I'm sure you can tell that from the back view.

Here is Wendy wearing kimono:

And here are some other members of our group wearing yukata, with Mayumi on the right.


Carol said...

Interesting info. Aren't the kimonos beautiful! I can't imagine not wanting to try one on.

Barbara said...

Oh my, so beautiful!