I'm so happy today because I may eventually introduce you to my silk obi belts...the very first accessory I consciously decided to offer online along with costume, and gemstone jewelry!
This above is the last one I listed, but I start with it, because that turquoise row silk inspired the first prototype I made (if you're curious, you can find it on my facebook page).
...I fell for turquoise, but this dusty orange is my favorite! And I mustn't be alone in this, if I had already shipped the first (yeeeee!)
The orange silk has a natural, coppery shimmer but it's not too shining. I think the row quality of the silk perfectly matches the earth color. In Italy we call this nuance "terra di Siena" (sienna).
...So, sticking with the Tuscany hills' palette, I picked also a olive green. It's a smart color, almost a neutral, and I couldn't leave behind the possibility to turn the army color into a so fancy accessory!
Wow, I love bordeaux, with its deep red recalling of romantic dates, luxury, and probably ...curtains!
Anyhow, it really stands out. Its ties are smaller, so you can fold it, and use it as a sash belt. Silk is soft and stiff at the same time, so it takes the shape you want.
...I guess these aren't the obi belt you're used to. Well, when I came up with this design I had tons of ideas to squeeze into just one! I wanted it to remind of the traditional obi belts, though as a fashionable, contemporary accessory.
I wanted a easy-reproducible shape, few visible seams, the perfect match between luxury fabric and reasonable prices. I wanted the accessory to fit every size, from XS to XL.
...I wanted it to tie the body as a victorian corsage, without having to customize every piece. I wanted the strings not to overlap on the back, which is awful.
So, it took a little effort, but I think I've got everything I wanted...
See you there...otherwise, have a nice week end!