I think almost every country has a Little Tokyo. In the Philippines, one such place is in Makati. Kat suggested that we have dinner at a popular restaurant called Kikufuji, and everyone jumped at the chance to do a Wa themed meet!
Since it was a hot day then (34°C) most of us opted for classic base coordinates. The wa elements were items we could layer over our regular stuff for photos. Sounds like a cheat, but you gotta do what you have to do to not suffocate.
Camille (@camellianoir) wore a lovely Bodyline JSK with a kimono-inspired robe from H&M. I loved the tassels she added to it, they’re so cute!
She also had a woven belt, and a flower brooch/clip from Fancy Moi! The large peony is balanced by an adorable sprig of lavender and a small orange rose.
Kristina (@kris_abaya) on the other hand, went all-out with a wa-lolita set from Bodyline. The black check and strawberries are a surprisingly cheery combo! She didn’t use the obi that comes with it (BL’s wa sets have pretty bad obis) and instead used a heko (soft) obi from her own collection.
Kris’ coordinate is full of little details. There’s a row of small red bows going down the front of her kimono, and on her obi there’s a pair of pink kanzashi, a bow necklace, and a tiny plush Jewelpet. Even her bag features a strawberry print!
And of course her headgear is no slouch. I can’t even count how many bows and flowers were on her head that day.
I wore a maroon haori over a velour-and-chiffon OP, a sheer silk blouse, and a long velvety skirt with a textured frill. I also added a cameo brooch, and a necklace from Mayi.
It seems like a lot of layers, but since the fabrics next to my skin were light and airy, it was very comfortable: at least, until I put on the haori. It is definitely an autumn/winter piece.
There was an actual fire roaring inside that restaurant. Probably a controlled one, but we did freak out a little bit to see it.
Ludee (coord photo from @lewdiecb) wore a corset skirt from Bodyline! This is l353 in the pink colorway. The comm now owns all the colorways of this skirt >D The hat and michiyuki are from Franz’s collection, borrowed for this meet. It’s a shame she couldn’t come with us that day, but she was still with us in spirit!
Kat (left photo is from @kirakirakat) wore an light cotton OP in navy, with one of my haori jackets. Color-wise, I think it was a perfect match! We had a derp moment with one of the posts. I think the heat got to us, haha.
Mayi (@mayipuffs) wore a black-based classic coord, borrowing the michiyuki from Ludee. She said it was like entering a sauna! I guess we’ve just grown used to a certain degree of discomfort (tiis-ganda) but the michiyuki went quite well with the flowers on her skirt.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a comm meet without at least one ridiculous picture. I’ll leave you with these: