Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fashion word of the day--What is an obi?

What do you think of when you hear the word 'obi'? I think of Obi-Wan Kenobe from Star Wars, but I got it all wrong. For years I've been inspired by Asian fashion, so naturally I was excited to see the new obi sashes or belts on the fashion runways. Obis are the ultimate waist cinchers, and they are as versatile as the pashmina wrap with the various ways they can be tied.

Obi is simply the Japanese word for sash. It is made traditionally of a soft material like silk, is very wide, and is wrapped around the body twice then tied in a variety of ways. Give the obi a try and let me know how you like it!

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