At the time I envisaged myself wafting airily around the house in it with my marabou kitten heeled slippers on my feet and a cocktail in my hand. I imagined that it had previously belonged to an actress who wore it in her dressing room after her stage performances whilst being terribly debauched.
I fear that I haven't lived up to the kimono's expectations and it must be bored rigid being owned by me as the reality of its new life is that I have washed it, ironed it and hung it back on the hanger in my dressing room and that's where it has stayed ever since.
I'm sadly not going to get a lot of wear out of it so I have decided I am going to appreciate it for its beauty and therefore did a spot of research on how to display such an item. I found a few display units online but they were huge stand alone things and I was thinking of it more as a wall hanging, so I asked Mr Right to make me a modified coat hanger out of a long piece of dowel with a coat hanger hook and here's the result.
That's not to say I haven't had any wear out of it at all, I went to a fancy dress party last weekend and managed to factor it into my costume, not sure how appropriate/politically correct it was to attend a kids' birthday party dressed as a
Missy went as a ballerina in an outfit that my sister purchased for her for her birthday along with the addition of some hilarious little leg warmers that I made for her out of the sleeves of an old pink jumper I had knocking about, too cute if slightly precocious.