Hey naow kawaii creatives.
Hisashiburi ne ~
Wow! The last (intentional) museum visit was over six months ago with the comm. But couldn’t resist sharing pics from my July 4th visit to the Smithsonian’s Life of Animals in Japanese Art exhibit .
I’d say it was with a member of the comm.
But they’re not just ANY member. They’re my family!
The same monster (j/k, j/k) who said ‘you’re Lolita aren’t you’ when we met.
My non elitest but hood arse replied with ‘who sent’chu’ and that ish was met with ‘yup! we’re gonna be best friends`
And thus is the story of ipukekawaii + Hikikonekkon
Since visiting from Boston for the month we’re spending quality time
Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Animal Art + Kimono Fashion
One of the biggest highlights (as J-fashionistas) was kimono.
And the best thing is we’re planning a light & easy kimono meet while they’re here ❤
The fabrics and craftsmanship is always so rich and engulfing
I’m always in awe of kimono and really want to learn more about dressing.
I have one though. But gotta learn to dress myself >.<
Guess I’ll really have to get my work permit to visit the UK. I need a kimono playdate with Tia of the fabulous Uber Dandy Kimono.
Here’s more from the exhibit. It’s personal aesthetic I enjoy and a lot of imagery that fuels my tattoo style.
including some from my favorite ukiyo-e masters.
Tattoo Reference Book Haul + Wish List
I made a haul of tattoo + fashion reference books.
Tattoo to push my style + Fashion to push my looks.
Here’s two that have been on my list for a while now. And I don’t trust myself to buy them later. So I grabbed em haha
There are a few more books. But I’ll have to update my IG with the others from this haul.
But I re-added to my wishlist. Here’s what I have my sights set on so far … in order of NEED ❤
Hope you had fun on our playdate. If you want to see what my fam’s up to be sure to follow their adventures on Instagram.
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