May 12, 2012

Madama Butterfly

Rik and I went to the third in our series of operas this year. (Three operas for $99 a ticket? That's a no-brainer.)

We saw Attila, Orpheus et Eurydice, and this week the crowning glory of Madama Butterfly. It was an opportunity for me to wear my antique Japanese michiyuki. It's a raincoat meant to be worn over a kimono. I would have bought a kimono, but really you have to wear all the pieces to look proper, and that was more than I could afford. So I bought the michiyuki and wear it over a black top and tights.

364 days of the year it hangs on a wall as art, but once a year I like to actually wear it. I wasn't the only woman so dressed at the opera this week....


  1. Anonymous8:46 PM

    It's beautiful!

  2. That is gorgeous! And you look perfect in it -- great color!