Red-Headed Step-Child

May 7, 2008

Memoirs of a Geisha – Chapter 1

Filed under: Designer Tribute,Freebie Love,Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 3:09 pm

In Japan, spring is cherry blossom season. I have a deep affection for Japanese culture; the animation, the food, the bustling city life and beautiful country shrines… and of course, the fashion.

My inventory overflows with kimonos. I once read a quote by Iris Ophelia (editor of Second Style and a serious crush of mine) in which she states that she prefers a kimono over a ball gown at a formal – it has always inspired me. This beautifully vibrant design was only $30 Linden at Milk Latte, an amazing shop I discovered on the indispensable Free*Style blog. I am a bargain hunter in both lives, and proud of it. Both this stunning Geisha hairstyle and the intricate fan were limited-time freebies, and essential to my virtual closet. This bright yellow Bare Rose obi proves mixing and matching isn’t just for western-wear, and my geta sandals are from a separate Milk Latte kimono outfit.

But the true star is this beautiful skin. This Geisha makeup creation by Miss. Ophelia has been softly brushed down the back and neck in swirls and flower patterns, and came in 6 eye makeup colors with names like “lacquer” and “tea”. You can see why I secretly admire her. The flowers of a Baiastice nymph costume add an exotic and vivid emphasis, by a rose bath in the Bare Rose Spa.

Skin: Another Fundraiser – Another Geisha in Fu Nori by Iris Ophelia (No Longer Available)
Eyes: Miriel – Luminous II Collection – Open Ocean
Hair: Curl Up n’ Dye – Geisha
Kimono: Milk Latte – Plumeria Kimono
Obi: Bare Rose – Love Parade Kimono Outfit (Yellow Option)
Geta Sandals: Milk Latte – Yukata Kimono
Fan: Digital Eyes: Valentine Fan (No Longer Available)
Flowers: Baiastice – Ninfa de Boschi Outfit (FREE! Worn without Prim Flowers and Fairies)

Curious about some of the vocabulary? See Foreign Fashion Vocab for more information.

For Slurls, see our Locations and Designers and Photo-Shoot Locations pages.

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