obi belts


A Battlefront II image unearthed on Reddit gives us a distant and fuzzy look at new togs for Kylo Ren and Rey in The Last Jedi. Kylo definitely has a cape (as rumored,) while Rey seems to be sporting a Jedi-style obi belt. I’ve blown up the images, but there’s still not much to see.

UPDATED: Slightly higher res versions have been found! Kylo’s cape looks to be leather and in bad shape, but maybe wrinkly capes are just hot right now. (Right, Krennic?) Rey has gained a textured layer, and her belt also looks to be leather


If you have never cosplayed your own OC… A++ highly recommend it! I did this for the 501st Legion Bash at Star Wars Celebration Orlando - a Mirialan female version of Rhos! IT WAS SO FUN.

My bff Holly did an AMAZING job on the makeup, and my husband threw together the bandoliers and bracers for me. I had the rest already (the belt and obi are from my Darth Nihilus costume). I threw in the Mass Effect lipstick for a nod to my Ryder too. The dang mirror in the hotel even made my eyes look bluer and the bash had those beautiful horned boys walking around on stilts. So perfect. The stars aligned.

Fashion Revolution

There was once a time in local fashion when clothes, especially for men, were completely devoid of color and print. Then came Randy Ortiz—the Prince of Prints—whose new proposition to style breathed new depth to fashion. Today, as this fashion innovator enters retail and ventures into socially responsible fashion, will he revolutionize local fashion yet again?

Published on 4 December 2011 at Allure section of The Philippine Star

The Prince of Prints, Randy Ortiz

As the go-to designer for the country’s most stylish celebrities and red-carpet regulars, Randy Ortiz has been celebrated and beloved for his refreshing and breakthrough design propositions season after season. Just recently, for example, he revolutionized casual dressing yet again when presented for Philippine Fashion Week the Randy Ortiz for Bench line. A collaborative project with Bench, Randy’s line for the retail brand proposed a chic and sophisticated alternative to one’s otherwise ordinary t-shirt. “The idea behind this collection is to explore the many possibilities of a shirt. So I asked myself, ‘How do I go about this t-shirt?’” explained Ortiz.

Quirky prints of the ROB collection for men.

Digital printing was used for the shirts.

Utilizing digital prints which were created by the designer himself, the collection proved to be one of the most anticipated and widely celebrated for the season. Only minutes after his show, many among the style cognoscenti were immediately raving his pieces. He reflected, “I think that more than anything, this collection tells the story of how I began in the industry. I can say that with this collection, I have gone full circle.” It was in the 90s when Ortiz began in fashion by introducing a new alternative to men’s fashion. His penchant for quirky prints and bold colors, back in the day, we’re ideas considered utterly new-fangled and even radical. It did not take long, however, before Manila stylish set took his lead and began to embrace Ortiz’s playful yet clever approach to dressing. At around the same time, he also began his foray into women’s wear. “For a while, I was referred to as the ‘Prince of Prints’,” revealed Ortiz whose current collection boasts a perfect combination of prints (such as polka dots and paisley) and unexpected bold colors. There is a celebratory mood about the designer’s work that befits his sunny disposition.

“I am busier than ever and I am very happy and excited about future projects. Although I am always running from one appointment to another or meeting deadlines, I don’t feel the stress or fatigue,” he declared.  Aside from his collection for Bench, Ortiz is also busy attending to his made-to-measure clients. During the afternoon of this interview, for instance, he had a bride to attend to. And although he has dressed countless brides—some of which were the most publicized ones like stars Claudine Baretto and Lucy Torres-Gomez—his enthusiasm for his craft is never seems to dwindle. Ortiz shared that although catering to clients for weddings or special events keeps him energized and motivated, he feels most at home with retail perhaps due to the simple fact that he began in the industry with retail as his prime orientation. Ortiz stated, “For me, couture is a journey and retail is home.” He admitted that in retail, there are many factors and elements to take into account such as fabric selection, color, design and size. “You are talking to a larger audience and so these elements play an integral part of the design process. You want to reach out to this larger audience and the way to do this is to be accessible without compromising your design integrity,” explained Randy. Working with a retail brand, he disclosed, has also been a very fulfilling endeavor to partake in. “I think that partnerships such as these benefit both the brand and the designer. As a brand, you are able to reach out to an extended market through the designer and the clout that he brings with him. For designers, collaborations like these allow you to speak to a larger audience. I think that ultimately, all brands need to have a creative head and not just a pool of designers and stylists so that their vision comes across more clearly with a more defined direction,” he opined.

Models wearing the t'nalak collection of Ortiz.

A wrap dress using the t'nalak weave.

The collection merged local weaves with leather to create clutch bags, Obi belts and other accessories.

Having gained much success in both retail and made-to-measure, Ortiz is far from resting on his laurels. “I have been very blessed in this business and after all the years, I think that now is the time for me to give back,” he shared. Ortiz, who has recently partnered with Gawad Kalinga foundation to help support its local communities, launched an accessories line during the Gawad Kalinga Hope Ball in October using the Tausug’s t’nalak weaves. Each of the pieces in the collection perfectly merged traditional craftsmanship with Ortiz’s global design direction. Obi belts, purses, totes, Ipad holders and clutches were ingeniously created by Ortiz to exemplify how local materials such as the t’nalak can be utilized in contemporary fashion. Furthermore, this project was aimed to explore the possibility of creating sustainable enterprises for local communities. “Unknown to many, but I am a son of South Cotobato. I could not think of any better way to make a homecoming after 30 years than by using our indigenous weaves.” He further shared that he is also currently fine tuning the product development of another accessories line using a local Sulu weave. Ortiz hinted, “Working with the communities in these areas keep me inspired. Imagine, the women of Sulu weave these fabrics all by hand and they get their design inspirations from their dreams! I am still in product development but I can tell you as early as now, that it this collection will have a very strong Missoni feel to it.” In true Randy O. form, he approaches each and every endeavor with a global perspective. When asked about his retail projects in the future, he smiled mysteriously and said, “I will be exploring retail in greater measure in the coming days. It’s going to be very exciting.”                                                                                                                                    

anonymous asked:

GOOD LORD YOUR TAGS ON THE OVERSHARING VIA BOND POST. "ARE YOU JEALOUS ~MASTER~" *HE SAYS PINNING OBI AGAINST A WALL* MY GOSH THE IMAGE I would like to formally request a tumblr one shot obikin/obianidala about that on your prompt list for if/when you want to write but need a break from your wonderful glorious stories that I also adore

I’ll have to dig around to like the post this was in reference to, but here you are ‘nonnie! In summary: it was about Obi-Wan feeling it every time Anakin & Padme have sex & getting frustrated about it.


Rating: E

Pairings: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker/Padme Amidala

Additional Tags: Explicit Sexual Content, That’s Not How the Force Works, Porn Without Plot, Polyamory

~2500 Words

Keep reading

All this talk (like, a week ago, which is.. forever ago on tumblr) of how much Anakin would like a little BDSM has gotten me thinking.

I propose – an Obi-Wan who indulges one of Anakin’s tantrums and is startled to find that he, ah, doesn’t quite mind letting Anakin tie him up and dote on him; and an Anakin who is over the moon at being allowed to do so.

(Warning: Features an unreliable Drama Queen as a narrator and poor Obi-Wan failing to avoid eating Anakin’s cooking)

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I have a flat obijime made of two cords woven together, and it's white and silver lengthwise; is it appropriate to use with a yukata? Also, I saw an infographic saying that tucking the ends of the obijime up is for celebatory occasions, down is for mourning, and one up one down is informal; is this correct? Lastly, my yukata fits me pretty precisely and the tucked part tends to rise underneath the obi so it isn't visible; is this okay?

Hi there :)

Usually, yukata obi do not require obijime. Most yukata are paired with hanhaba obi (narrow belts), tied with knots (like this one) not calling for obijime use:

Obijime use is still possible though!  But to keep it seasonnally nice, the best would be to use a summer obijime, which are kind of mesh and airy looking:

By the description you make of your obijime, I’d say yours is a pretty formal one (white and silver are formal colors) and not the best to use with informal yukata. The infographic you saw is indeed correct:

Woman kimono have to be dressed with a ohashori, a tucked part at the waist. But it’s only needed so the kimono sits nicely on wearer’s body and doesn’t unravel during the day. It’s better if it shows but not mandatory :)


The Difference Between Tayuu/Oiran (Historical Edo era High-Class Courtesans) and Geisha (Historic and Modern Performing Artists/Entertainers):

Here, I will explain the aesthetic and cultural differences of the Geisha and the Tayuu/Oiran courtesan. Geisha work as entertainers in the modern world. Prostitution was made illegal in Japan in 1959, though Tayuu (known today, and ever since the decline of the Tayuu line in the 1700s, as Oiran) entertain today sans-sexual favors. 

**Please note: though historically, Oiran were working within the sex industry, neither modern Oiran nor Geisha have anything to do with said industry 


  • Make-up: While the white face and red lips are a feature of both courtesan and Geisha, their overall look is different. Oshiroi/Shironuri white powder is used, just like actors do in Kabuki theatre.
  • Dance and Music: Dance is one of the most important things a Geisha trains for. Her rigorous schedule is based around not only clients, parties and performances, but around her strict and traditional dance classes. Many Geisha attend dance classes until they are elderly and continue to perfect their skills, if they hadn’t retired! The shamisen, hand drum or flute are also some of the things Geisha learn, and Jikata Geisha (special Geisha who are trained in music and singing) provide music for a Geisha’s performance at parties (called Ozashiki)
  • Kimono and Obi Belt: The kimono worn by Geisha are very specific and are worn based on many factors, which include the status of the geisha (apprentice geisha (Maiko) have very different kimono from the older, professional geisha (Geiko) in that Maiko are by default more “child-like” and elaborate, with many bright colors and ornaments, while a Geiko wear more even-tones that are simpler but more womanly and elegant.) or are colored and designed by season and occasion. A Geisha’s kimono has about 5 layers of undergarments, tied to the Geisha to create the outer shape of the silk kimono. The obi belt is many meters long and is tied in the back, and takes the strength of another person just to tie it! Maiko wear their obi belts trailing behind them to accentuate their cuter, “youthful” appearance as it makes them appear smaller, while Geiko wear their obi belts tied into a tight, neat box. These kimono are tied together to allow a Geisha to dance and perform and are made to pair elegantly with each dance performance. If the belt were tied loosely in the front, as a courtesan Tayuu/Oiran’s is, then the geisha would be more limited in their dance and it would mask their subtle, minute movements. It is all a true work of art, and each kimono is unique to the Geisha (excepting the kimono used for some dance performances or ceremonies).
  • Hair Ornaments and Footwear: A Maiko wears many finely detailed hair ornaments–many are made of intricate silk designs. Each ornament is hand-crafted by Kyoto artisans and are very valuable; not only in terms of expense, but to the Maiko herself. Ornaments change with seasons, ceremony and rank-changing. A Geiko wears simpler ornaments like tortoise shell style combs and sometimes jade pins, though the ornaments are not limited to those designs. New Maiko wear six-inch high clogs called Okobo, though more experienced Maiko and professional Geiko can wear glossy leather Zori or Geta sandals, depending on the weather/preference.
  • Hair of Maiko and Geiko: The Maiko wear about six different hairstyles, made up of their own hair, within their time as an apprentice (these are–
  1. Wareshinobu–her first hairstyle
  2. Mishidashi–hairstyle for the ceremony of her debut
  3. Ofuku–”Coming of Age” hairstyle; becoming a more senior Maiko
  4. Shimada–used for dance recitals (and it used to be a traditional hairstyle for married women!)
  5. Katsuyama–Used for the annual Cherry Blossom Dances (Miyako Odori) in the month of April
  6. Sakkou–The hairstyle worn by a Maiko for her final two months before debuting as a professional Geiko/Geisha!

Geiko wear their natural hair underneath a wig, in a style referred to as Shimada

  • Geisha as Entertainers: Geisha are trained from their beginnings in the arts of Dance, Music, Tea Ceremony, and are well educated in the cultural arts. They are expert conversationalists; flattery and sake-pouring, along with lively and educated conversation are what Geisha bring to Ozashiki (the parties/events within the Ochaya teahouses). Contrary (extremely) to popular belief, Geisha are not and were never a part of prostitution or the sex industry. Ozashiki are a place for customers–who are not only men, but women or families, wealthy tourists, famous folk or groups of businessmen–to unwind and experience the traditional arts that Geisha have kept alive.

Tayuu/Oiran Courtesans:

  • Make-Up: The Oshiroi/Shironuri white make-up paired with red lips is used much like a Geisha’s. Red accents to eyes, eyebrows and cheeks are also used by both women.
  • Entertainment and Music: There are only about 5 active Oiran entertainers in the “flower town” district of the Kyoto Hanamachi. These women are trained in the traditional arts just as Geisha are–historically, Oiran were high-class Tayuu and were trained in music, flower-arrangment, calligraphy and social arts, but with the added aspect of sexual favors. These women were elite and had the power to personally reject a client. Today, Oiran, though few, exist as historic actresses and as entertainers very much like a Geisha. These women both keep Japan’s history alive.
  • Hairstyle and Hair Ornaments: The hairstyle of an Oiran courtesan is called Datehyougo–as you can see it is an extremely elaborate hairstyle much different than the styles Geiko and Maiko wear. This difference is important, as the Datehyougo hairstyle has perhaps little or even nothing to do with Geisha or their culture. The ornamentals of an Oiran’s hair are a plethora of combs and picks, arranged by rank/status of the courtesan. 
  • Kimono and Obi Belt: Much confusion surrounds the tying of the obi belt between Geisha and courtesans. It’s simple, really: Oiran had their intricately designed obi tied elegantly, though loosely, in the front of their kimono. This was so that clients receiving favor from the courtesan could undo the kimono. Geisha on the other hand, keep their kimono on, tie their obi in styles on the back and are cinched up tight around the Geisha to hold everything together. Their kimono have many more layers than the Geisha–all in an Edo-period fashion. The overall style promotes a more “loose” looking aesthetic, which was very erotic in it’s time. 
  • Footwear: While Okobo and some Geta can be very tall, the footwear of an Oiran can come in the form of 15 cm high, black lacquered Geta. During the Oiran Dochu (Oiran walking parade), an Oiran can be seen walking with her many attendants, swinging her tall Geta out to the side smoothly with each step. It is very beautiful to see!
  • “Attendants”: A big difference between the Oiran and the Geisha is that while Geisha have “younger sisters” whom they take under their wing as apprentices, Oiran have what are called child attendants. These children traditionally were apprentices who would attend to and shadow the courtesan, and who would later be initiated as courtesans as well. 

Thank you so much for reading! Hope you learned something! :)

- @crylie


Hot Spring Scramble Robin and Lucina! I heavily modified the male and female Diviner sprites and turned them into yukatas! Lucina’s yukata was easier to design because there’s an official reference obviously, but I had to get a little creative with a yukata for Robin because we don’t see him in a unique one. To explain my reasoning behind the outfit, the yukata he’s wearing is a very pale color, similar to his undershirt and pants, and the dark stripe that runs along the bottom of the yukata is supposed to be like the stripe that runs down his pant legs. The belt/obi is a purple color to go with the purple highlights on his coat, and the black yukata coat with gold trim is obviously a reference to his tactician coat. Hope you like them!

Kanji for 28 April 2017 / 平成29年4月28日

  • ON: キャク、キャ、カク
  • Kun: あし
  • Nan: し

skids, leg, undercarriage, lower part, base

橋脚 (きょうきゃく) “bridge pier, pontoon bridge”

脚光 (きゃっこう) “footlight, limelight”

Refresher! Yesterday’s kanji: 併 (ヘイ; あわ・せる; none)

KAD Classic

  • ON: タイ
  • Kun: お・びる、おび
  • Nan: たて

sash, belt, obi; zone, region