Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Belly warm!

Ah, how I love the Japanese! Only they can take what was formerly an unglamourous belly-band (called a 'haramaki' in Japanese) worn by oba-sans to relieve joint pain and stomach aches, funk it up with cute designs and colours, and wala, you get a fashionable thick obi-like band to wear around your middle. Think of all the benefits! You can layer with style, keep your tummy warm (admittedly not much of a benefit here in Singapore), cover unsightly butt crack...the possibilities!

While we can't benefit from the winter patterns, the website (in Japanese) states that they release summer designs too. You can find out more by reading this gushing review of haramaki at Ping Mag.

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