I re-read the Soldier’s Son Trilogy by Robin Hobb and I’m glad I did. I have read it for the first time a few years ago and I didn’t understand a lot of words yet. Also I really don’t encourage anyone to read the books just after reading Farseer series. I mean SST is a really, really good read in the first place, but there’s no character as brillant and interesting as Fool. Waiting for someone like him to appear in SST was keeping me away from enjoying the story. That’s a shame cause the story is very interesting and original.  It included tackling fat phobia issues and there was kind of matriarchal society. I especially like the parts about Speck culture. If I could live in the SST universe I would always want to be one of them. Sighs. Also I really, really hope Nevare went back to forest to die. I really wanted him to be whole again. 

Obligatory favourite characters: Epiny, Olikea, Lisana.

iki-mono
iki-mono:

shimaiya:

濃紺色地に小手鞠のような花模様美しい注染レトロ浴衣 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■
濃紺色の地に、ふわりとぼんぼりのように寄せ合い咲く可憐な五弁花が染め出された注染レトロ浴衣です。

Of the vintage yukata shimaya has been posting lately I think I like this coordination best (though generally speaking I am too tall for vintage yukata and have to buy new ones). I really like the floral obi here.

iki-mono:

shimaiya:

濃紺色地に小手鞠のような花模様美しい注染レトロ浴衣 - アンティーク着物/リサイクル着物のオンラインショップ ■□姉妹屋□■

濃紺色の地に、ふわりとぼんぼりのように寄せ合い咲く可憐な五弁花が染め出された注染レトロ浴衣です。

Of the vintage yukata shimaya has been posting lately I think I like this coordination best (though generally speaking I am too tall for vintage yukata and have to buy new ones). I really like the floral obi here.

iki-mono
iki-mono:

kimononagoya:

Mod1: I am loving the modern vintage look of this outfit, from the white heels to the lace collar with ribbon, to the big sleeves with Edwardian cuffs.The simple black and white coordination keeps it all very coherent and cute!
Mod2: oh hell yes stripes and dots together at last! Not that they haven’t been put together before but the general rule of geometrics with organics is thrown out here.  The trick is that the Kimono’s stripes are about even and the white dots are minimal in the obi, contrasting with the white blouse and shoe accents. Adding the blocky colours manages to break things up pleasantly. They grey beret is sassy and fashionable and reads as a match to the Kimono which at a distance will read as grey because of the even distribution of white and black stripes.
Well done Mamechiyo. This is why you are The Best.

Mamechiyo does Rumi Rock….Rumi’s yukata and kimono are almost all black & white and a ton of her coordinations for years (close to a full decade now actually) have been ‘monotone chic’ There’s some kind of blue obi-dome here but from this distance I can’t tell what it is
At least it’s not a fright wig or helmet hair. from Mamechiyo…that stuff should be reserved for fashion shows thanks. I usually hate seeing magazine stylists messing up a great wearable coordination with birds-nests-on-steroids hairstyles.
The beret, the white heels, the bits of lace at the collars and cuffs are okay, but to make the coordination more mature and les cute-sey I’d lose them all (save the beret if it’s fall or winter). Get you a nice kimono shawl and some chic geta (wooden clogs) (or zori sandals) and you’re good to go.
This look by the way could be made more punk rock or goth quite easily.

iki-mono:

kimononagoya:

Mod1: I am loving the modern vintage look of this outfit, from the white heels to the lace collar with ribbon, to the big sleeves with Edwardian cuffs.The simple black and white coordination keeps it all very coherent and cute!

Mod2: oh hell yes stripes and dots together at last! Not that they haven’t been put together before but the general rule of geometrics with organics is thrown out here.  The trick is that the Kimono’s stripes are about even and the white dots are minimal in the obi, contrasting with the white blouse and shoe accents. Adding the blocky colours manages to break things up pleasantly. They grey beret is sassy and fashionable and reads as a match to the Kimono which at a distance will read as grey because of the even distribution of white and black stripes.

Well done Mamechiyo. This is why you are The Best.

Mamechiyo does Rumi Rock….Rumi’s yukata and kimono are almost all black & white and a ton of her coordinations for years (close to a full decade now actually) have been ‘monotone chic’ There’s some kind of blue obi-dome here but from this distance I can’t tell what it is

At least it’s not a fright wig or helmet hair. from Mamechiyo…that stuff should be reserved for fashion shows thanks. I usually hate seeing magazine stylists messing up a great wearable coordination with birds-nests-on-steroids hairstyles.

The beret, the white heels, the bits of lace at the collars and cuffs are okay, but to make the coordination more mature and les cute-sey I’d lose them all (save the beret if it’s fall or winter). Get you a nice kimono shawl and some chic geta (wooden clogs) (or zori sandals) and you’re good to go.

This look by the way could be made more punk rock or goth quite easily.