Hello Kitty Forever Launch Party at The Ameicana at Brand Recap

Earlier this month, the Hello Kitty Forever Launch Party was announced! I was definitely looking forward to this event because last year’s Hello Kitty x Forever 21 launch party was super fun — there was no way I was going to miss this one!

This event took place on Thursday, November 15, 2012 — one day before the official launch of the Hello Kitty Forever collection! The party began at 7pm but there was a long line that formed hours before! This party is for the hardcore Hello Kitty x Forever 21 fans who wanted to get their hands on products before everyone else (also have to be lucky enough to live close to LA)! The first 300 people in line did receive a free gift! There were Hello Kitty manis — I got one! Jewelry Designer Onch was at the party mingling with all the fans! There was a Hello Kitty photobooth, candy bar, live DJ and stylish giveaways!

Seriously… It was a good time! My non-Junkie friend *Amandabot* came with me and she even got her shopping on! I was able to be with her when she made her very first Hello Kitty purchases for herself! Usually, she would be buying Hello Kitty things for me or her little niece. ^___^

Check out my Hello Kitty Forever Limited edition nail art — the nail salon had special designs just for the night! They did a beautiful job getting as many guests in as they could and the quality is great, don’t you think? My nails took about 15-20 minutes… The leopard print is hand painted on with some “21” added subtly in the pattern. Anyway, the nail salon has two locations: OCNB in the OC and ELNB in LA. I might have to make an appointment because they do some kawaii deco nails too! =^_^=

I took a lot of photos (tried my best to edit them down — with no luck)… Consider this a warning… Hope you enjoy!

You know what? I felt like I did enough damage on my credit card… Here is my haul (I also got a Hello Kitty Scarf Print Pillow in black and white for free after spending $250… If you spent $1000, the free gift was a Hello Kitty Forever luggage)!

But as soon as I got home, I got online to look at the products on Forever21.com and I kept thinking I needed more! o____O I caught some ZzZzZ’s… But when I got to work the next day, temptation gave in and I placed an online order for more Hello Kitty Forever items!

Goooosh!!! Why must I be so addicted!?!? I guess I am a Junkie Forever… I wonder if any other Junkies have this same problem… ^__^

Hello Kitty Forever Launch Party!

Save-the-date for November 15, 2012 because there is an exclusive launch party for this holiday’s collabo between Sanrio and Forever 21! The launch for Hello Kitty Forever will take place at the Americana at Brand.

The party starts at 7pm. If this is going to be anything like last year’s launch party, I suggest you arrive early!

Some fun things that will take place at the par-tay:

  • Free gift for the first 300 people in line!
  • Hello Kitty manis!
  • Meet & greet with jewelry designer Onch!
  • Hello Kitty photo booth, candy bar, live DJ, and stylish giveaways!

It’s going to be a lot of fun so don’t miss out! n___n

Hope to see you there! =^_^=

Sanrio and Forever 21 Partner for Limited Edition Collection

The time is creeping up… Here is the official press release about Sanrio and Forever 21 Partner for Limited Edition Collection!

The Hello Kitty Forever collection launches November 16

Sanrio and Forever 21 partner for their second exclusive collaboration: Hello Kitty Forever, marking Forever 21’s first foray into the home category.  The collection also includes ready to wear apparel, travel, accessories and more.  The Hello Kitty Forever campaign features trendsetting 4th and Bleeker blogger Alexandra Spencer as the face of the exclusive collection.  The print campaign features a series of stylized looks incorporating everything from peplum tops to dresses and knit sweaters. Hello Kitty Forever will debut on November 16th, 2012. To view the collection, visit – http://bit.ly/HelloKitty-Forever

“Hello Kitty Forever mixes fashion silhouettes with unique prints and designs inspired by Sanrio,” said Jill Koch, Senior Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing, Sanrio, Inc. “As an extension of our collaboration with Forever 21, we included travel accessories and home décor to complement the collection and offer a greater selection of lifestyle products for the fans.”

“After a very successful partnership with Sanrio last year, we are extremely excited to launch our second Hello Kitty collaboration with the brand.  The collection is representative of our first launch into home, while still incorporating an array of pieces that are on trend and appealing to both Forever 21 and Sanrio shoppers,” adds Global Marketing Director, Linda Chang.

The Hello Kitty Forever collection is inspired by classic Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Chococat®, Badtz-Maru® and more and is fused with bold colors and pop prints to create a series of never before seen pieces, designed by Forever 21.  As an exciting tie-in to the collection, the brands have partnered with the celebrity jewelry designer, artist, TV personality and Sanrio fan ‘Onch Movement’ to co-design a complementary jewelry collection.  The Hello Kitty Forever collection features over 110 different styles and ranges in price from $4.80 to $29.80 and includes women’s apparel, lingerie, swim, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, travel and home.  The home collection will include bedding, bath and home accessories.

Below are photos from the lookbook via http://bit.ly/HelloKitty-Forever (click on the photo for full size)…

Mark your calendar — November 16, 2012 is the magic date! =^___^=

Sanrio x Forever21: Hello Kitty Forever Collection

Yayayayay!!! Sanrio and Forever 21 are bringing fans another exclusive collection! I’m sure the overwhelming popularity of last year’s collection enabled more kitty-awesome-ness for this year, i.e. more fashionable apparel + accessories at reasonable prices and even kittilicious bedding! ^__^

According to Teen Vogue, this collection will launch November 16, 2012 and the items will be priced between $5 to $30.

Lookbook images via Lucky.

Forever 21 x Hello Kitty Girls Spring 2012 Collection

Hello Kitty is at it again with Forever 21… And this time, they’ve got something for the girls! Check out the Spring 2012 lookbook:

SO cute! The new collection ranges from $8.90 – $19.90 USD and it looks like items are already available for purchase online!!

The Hello Kitty Hooded Jacket is super cute! I would totally wear this! n__n Look at the pocket detail — Joey is peeking out!

Kitty is wearing a cute pair of heart shaped sunglasses — printed in metallic ink!

And it also comes in red!

Hello Kitty Striped Dress — I wish I could see the bow detail in back better! I am guessing it is very cute tho. n_~

Shimmering Hello Kitty Top — yay for glitter ink!

Striped Hello Kitty Top — stripes are definitely *in* for this Spring!

Ruffled Hello Kitty Top — like the Hello Kitty head motif allover pattern in the background + the ruffled sleeves, of course!

Hello Kitty Burnout Top — like the kawaii graphic and the how the burnout fabric hangs when you wear it (I would get this one too if it came in my size)…

BFF Hello Kitty Top in neon yellow! @___@ I love the knotted racerback… This is so purrr-fect for Spring/Summer!

Also available in eggplant!

Hello Kitty BFF Tee

Rhinestones Hello Kitty Romper

Hello Kitty Burnout Tee — Love the aqua color of the fabric on this one… And this high-low hemline is such a trendy style… Also — can’t forget about the graphic! Kitty-chan is SO freakin’ adorable when her proportions are exaggerated — look at how big her head is! *L-O-V-E* n_~

Hello Kitty Tee

Athletic Hello Kitty Tank– the printed neck label is even *adorbs*

What Makes Me Smile Tee

Striped Hello Kitty Tote comes with a cute coin purse that hooks on the side…

Hello Kitty Tote

Hello Kitty Print Tote — my fave design of the tote bags!

Shop Forever 21 x Hello Kitty Girls Spring 2012 Collection here.

Hmmm… I wonder when the next collection will be released… =^_^=

Hello Kitty x Forever 21 = L-O-V-E

I love it when my FB friends share awesome Hello Kitty related links on my wall! My FB friend *Nisa* posted a link to Forever 21 for Hello Kitty | nitrolicious.com… And WOW!!! @___@ I am so in *L-O-V-E* and happily surprised!

Here is the info:

Forever 21 and Sanrio announce their first exclusive collaboration, a limited-edition Hello Kitty fashion collection featuring women’s apparel, intimates, hosiery, jewelry and accessories. The Forever 21 for Hello Kitty Exclusive Collection will make its debut on November 18th

The limited-edition styles includes everything from adorable accessories such as jewelry and bags to socks and tights, also pointelle sweaters, logo tees, cardigans—even a maxi-dress! Priced from $3.80 to just under $30, the limited-edition Forever 21 for Hello Kitty Exclusive Collection will be available in stores and online.

via Nitrolicious.

The styling for the photos are kawaii! Love the hair + make-up + accessories + etc. I also adore the variety of merch that will be available — sweaters, cardigans, dressy tops, beanie, scarf, umbrella, pouch, tote bag, socks! I am really excited about this collection and can’t wait to go shopping!

*Sigh* I am going to be so broke next month! $___$

Photos via Nitrolicious + Ology.