December 6, 2012
Coveted Kimono: Spiders + Toads, Oh My!
Spiders and toads are extremely unusual on women's clothing. I love the late Fall scheme (evidenced by golden and red momiji and gingko leaves). The toads look annoyed or bored- maybe the spider is stealing their lunch? After all, a toad only has one sticky tongue, while a spider has hundreds of threads to capture his meals. Perhaps they should just move away from each other.
The spider mostly blends into his surroundings, which is ideal for a spider to do. The inclusion of bright purples and olivey greens at the bottom make this outfit stand out even more, I think. It's the small details that make the overall image really 'pop'. Really, I can't think of anything that would make the image and feeling more perfect.
I wonder what obi someone would wear with this?
Maybe something repeating the scenes of falling orange leaves on a black background...
How is it that I'm so nostalgic over something I've rarely seen in my life?