Monday, February 11, 2008

Limited Edition Sakura Blossom Avatar

I am pleased to finally be able to announce the release of this limited edition avatar kit inspired by the famous cherry blossom dances held in Kyoto - and produced by myself, Orchid Dreams and Geisha Dreams skins.

It is a unique package of skins, shape, clothing and accessories. Limited to only 30 copies grid-wide, this is a chance for a unique look not ever to be duplicated!

10% of all proceeds will be for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

You can get your hands on it at my store, Orchid Dreams or Geisha Dreams.

EDIT: Orchid Dreams is now sold out - so there are less than 20 of these left!

Friday, February 01, 2008

February Kanzashi

I had planned to have these out yesterday, but best laid plans and all that...

A popular choice for February's kanzashi is plum blossom, or ume, to mark the coming of spring.

Junior maiko wear kanzashi made up of many tiny plum blossoms in shades of pink, white and red, often with the long flowing falls or shidare. Senior maiko choose single or miwa (three flower) kanzashi. As ever, the box contains both versions - so no need to worry about outgrowing them until you turn your collar.