Carpatina actually sells some of their products through Amazon. Lucky for me I got plenty of Amazon gift cards this year! So I purchased two outfits; the Sun Kimono for Kohanna and the Tudor dress for Matilda.
They both came in a slightly battered, white envelope.
And here is everything I got!
|Sneak peek of the Tudor dress!|
Since my envelope was a little damaged I was glad to see that the outfits came in separate plastic bags. Here is the Sun Kimono in it's bag:
It's a three piece set that includes the kimono, obi and shoes.
Here is it fresh out of all the packaging:
It is made out of a bright floral silk brocade with a motif of what looks like golden peonies and silver phoenixes to me. I could be wrong though!
It's made to look layered even though it's all one piece!
The blue layer there is most likely supposed to be the nagajuban which is a separate light, kimono shaped robe worn to keep the actual kimono clean. You don't want to sweat on something as expensive as a real formal silk kimono!
Here is the back.
It's held closed with two snaps.
The inside is unlined but very neat and tidy. I can't find anything wrong with any of the seams in this outfit!
Here is a closer look at the inside.
Like the kimono, the obi (sash) is one piece layered to look like multiple pieces.
There are many types of knots or musubi. Carpatina identifies this knot as a butterfly or chocho musubi.
Now that I've rambled on about layers and knots let's get back to the review!
Carpatina calls her shoes tatimi sandals but I think they are probably supposed to be zori. In any case I don't know what tatimi sandals are!
And now here comes my only gripe. This outfit did not come with socks.
Kohanna looks absolutely beautiful in it! The blues and pinks look lovely next to her skin and hair.
And here is a close up!
It's really good to be back! I'll be doing the post on the Tudor dress here soon. I also have three small dolls to tell you all about and three AG outfits. It was a pretty good doll related December for me! Anyway stay tuned for all of that and I'll catch you all next time!