F is for — Furisode

F is for Furisode 1

Furisode (振袖) is Japanese, referring to the extremely long arm style on formal kimono worn by young unmarried women.  I can’t say how many of us in Second Life enjoy walking about in a kimono, but I do on occasion, even putting on “Keiko,” my Asian character from my stories, for the moment (as I have here).  And, since it was time to update the kimono I have in my Inventory, I went to the currently running Japan Fair 2014 to pick up a new one or two, preferably in mesh.  I found this magnificent one in the clothing section, made by AZUL, which is probably really meant for a wedding.  The fabric is all white silk, and it’s in the uchikake style (打掛), with a brocaded “overcoat” over the actual gown and obi sash.

F is for Furisode 3

I went looking for a hairstyle to fit it as well; and I discovered a booth by Tukinowaguma!  I realize that I said in my previous article that this house of fabulously complex hair was moribund, though still open, but it now appears I’m happily mistaken.  Hopefully KateForster Akina is rested and refreshed and ready to kick out lots of new styles for us, both Japanese and western.

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The details:

  • Skin: Issigonis Ayumi (no longer available, though the store exists.  They only carry two skins or shapes now.)
  • Eyes:  Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (tourmaline)
  • Makeup (in order):  Baiastice GlitterNight Eyeshadow (green); Curves Mystique Eyeshadow (gold); Glamorize French Kiss Lips (Love)
  • Hair:  Tukinowaguma Tokie (ebony; available at Japan Fair 2014)
  • Nails:  Candy #P000 Basic Prim Nails (Green10)
  • Kimono:  AZUL Sakura (available at Japan Fair 2014)
  • Jewelry:  EarthStones Asian Influence suite — necklace and earrings (Peace)

Photographed in Hubbub region

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