asian culture, clothing and food is something that’s always interested bff vivi && me. and while exploring (doing the cafe hunt no less), i found the perfect excuse to pay homage to something we both admire — lots && lots of asian-inspired prim food! 8D
so vivienne && i took this opportunity to dress in some gorgeous kimonos and have a blast playing around in… my linden home, surprisingly enough. who knew it would *finally* come in handy?
it made for a very fitting backdrop for our geisha-esque photo shoot at least!
we’re both wearing *beautiful* kimonos from sweetaholic — which is a place i’ve been wanting to ravage since i stumbled upon it (while trying to get to grasp the first time, ahahaha :X). i’ve never really *needed* a kimono until now, but i am so sorry i didn’t cave in && indulge myself sooner. the shorter one i picked, which is better suited for summer than in the dead of winter, is just so adorable. and the one vivi has on, with its rich royal blue && purple, is stunning.
both of our kimonos came with sandals (called geta) && matching paper fans, but i decided to use this parasol (and corresponding poses) from magnifique, while vivi is actually wearing one of the three *group gift* fans from sweetaholic. our hair pieces are from sweetaholic too, mine was a separate purchase but vivi’s came *with* her kimono!
but enough about our clothes… the real point of this post..
…is the noms!! :D!
as i said, i was doing the cafe hunt, and stumbled into a li’l store called poche. and oh my gooooooosh not only is the store insanely cute, but the items there were too! lots of nibbles all over the place, including several freebies (there’s a few scattered about the store, and a lucky board, as well as the hunt prize.. and if you go outside on the balcony and behind the main building.. there are even *more* freebies there too!) and all of it is nicely detailed && so fun to set scenes with!
so fun, in fact, that vivienne && i set ourselves a three course meal that’s bursting with food i had in my rl right about now. *O*
our first course… some hot green tea, steamed rice, unagi (which is eel, and so unbelievably nom-able) && miso soup.
then the second course.. more steamed rice (’cause i could seriously eat it by the *bucket* full), two steaming hot soups (one with tofu, the other with kirimochi i believe they are called?), and fruity soda to wash it all down~
and finally.. the best part: dessert! green tea ice cream parfaits, colorful macaron (not to be confused with macaroons — they are two totally different cookies!), hot chocolate for vivi, iced tea for me && custard pudding (puddi puddiiii!!).
are you hungry yet?
so cute, right! and so fitting for us to sit in our lovely kimonos to devour every. last. bite. ’cause we so would, not even gonna lie. i would be stuffing it *all* in my mouth with no shame at all ….(that’s what she said).
get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (short kimono) ::
skin; curio @ truth district candy moonbeam in pure 1 (50% off)
hair; wasabi pills ryoko in storm
tattoo; kanival koi red
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in brown
makeup; red mint makeup prime no. 05
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod dimpled
kimono && sandals; sweetaholic yukata karen in pink
socks; maitreya scrunched prim socks
hair accessory; sweetaholic kanzashi in pink
necklace; donna flora vivian
nails; candy nail basic nails in pink 01
food accessories; illusory dessert bunny in confetti fun, love soul grilled chicken stick && hiyashi chuka sesame tray
on vivienne tailleur (long kimono) ::
skin; ploom lea milk in violetta
hair; shag thai me up in obsidian
eyes; insufferable dastard real eyes 04
lashes; blah simplicity lashes
kimono, hair piece && sandals; sweetaholic hanagoromo in blue
fan; sweetaholic uchiwa 3 (group gift)
socks; kyoot lacey white knee socks
nails; candy nail basic nails in blue 01
jewelry; donna flora miss g
food accessories; love soul corned dog tray && mouthie
vivienne’s standing poses; marukin
vixxie’s standing poses && parasol; magnifique
food; love soul (two fruit sodas) && poche (all other foods, chopsticks, mats && utensils)
obi stands; sweetaholic
heart rug; candy nail (group gift)