i don't think this is pale purple

thenon-fictiondays  asked:

Can you help me with some coordination? I'm not sure how to send you an image file so I'll try to just describe the kimono. It's a pale pink houmongi with large purple areas and cream and gold flowers. Any advice on what color obi and obiage to pair with it? I was thinking a gold obiage but I'm not sure what obi to do with that and gold obiage are kind of hard to find. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any other small detail colors that I can pull from the pattern either.

Hello! Thanks for the question.

The further questions on my end are:

- How ‘old’ do you want your coordination to look? Like an adult, formal, married woman? Like a young woman but not formal enough for furisode? Like you’re going to tea ceremony? Like you’re going to a museum or fun event?

- What season are you dressing for? This may be less important if you have a limited amount of pieces.

Basically, remember The more contrast, the younger and more festive. The less contrast, the older. A bunch of pastels, subdued colors and low contrast is appropriate for tea ceremony (where you don’t want to take attention away from the tea), but may be too “jimi” (plain, old ladyish) for a young lady going out to a museum or cafe.

Note how these older ladies dress.

High contrast in patterns and bright solids will give your coordination a fun retro feel, like these younger ladies going out to enjoy the day.

(Examples from Pinamama’s Blog)

If you are going for a higher level of formality with the houmongi, you may need an obi with some gold in it. Houmongi are generally used as a formal kimono just under a furisode, and the obi can be tied in fancy ways to raise the formality. Whether you want a very formal obi that’s traditionally paired with a houmongi like this one,

Or go with a simple Taiko knot with a shiny obi, you have a few options. 

You can dress as the example above, with very little contrast, or you can add more color and punch with brighter contrast and bringing in different colors

A general rule of thumb is to pair geometric-patterned obi with organic floral kimono, and vice-versa. The subtle pattern contrast draws the eye toward the obi and makes all the patterns pop. 

To get back to your original question, with very light pink and lavender, I might actually try an obiage in a color that’s a deeper shade or saturation of what’s in the kimono, or some color that bridges the obi and kimono– a dark pink, a blue, maybe even a spring green. And I am a fan of obijime that have high contrast against the obi, such as the example above. If you can send me a link on imgur, or even reblog this post with an image, I can try to give further suggestions.



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ok but consider this: forsaken body/cosmetic care as in

  • Forsaken making thread specifically for sewing body parts back together (it comes in purples and pale blues and greens to match their skin)
  • Forsaken having a routine of ointments and perfumes and formaldehyde that they apply every day, not unlike washing your face before bed or something
  • Forsaken getting their backs cracked/straightened regularly by some quasi-chiropractor so that they can stay upright
  • Forsaken women making hair extensions
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Don’t Reblog! Repost Instead! WHAT ARE YOUR MUSE’S AESTHETICS?

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pininghobrien  asked:

I accept that rolling on the bed headcanon but imagine derek being the one rolling and breaking stiles's nose or leaving a purple eye!! :''')

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Poor Stiles walking around for a week with a purple eye, and Derek having to smother the laughter behind his hand everytime he saw it, or else Stiles would make him sleep in the couch again.

Derek was never this clumsy, Stiles must been rubbing off on him in the wrong way…

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so I had a serious art block the other day but for some reason the idea that finally came into my head was what if the ninja and their ancestors switched places? like the post-scratch thing in Homestuck

and then this happened cause I figure she’d want a dress anyway yeah wow okay normally I try to make her face a little more feminine than Jay’s but that didn’t work out this time and she literally looks like a gender- and race-bent Jay wow

also idk I just kinda went with colors from Cole and Kai’s pallets for earth and fire but I tweaked a few things just a bit like instead of using Kai’s hair color I used Nya’s. earth is actually the same but with a much lighter skin tone than I use for Cole. and Garmadon’s wearing purple instead of green cause 1 he looks better in purple with the brown hair and pale skin and 2 I think purple works better since he’s younger