Sanrio Announces Plans for Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Official press release for the most kittilicious event that is going to happened thus far in my entire kittirific life is… Kitty-chan’s 40th Anniversary!

Sanrio Announces Plans for Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Read the official press release below:

Sanrio Announces Plans for Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Hello Kitty, the beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is kicking off a year of festivities to celebrate her 40th Anniversary.  In honor of this occasion, parent company Sanrio Inc. will present a world premiere Hello Kitty fan convention in partnership with Target, a first-of-its-kind museum exhibition, unique collaborations and limited edition commemorative products.  Hello Kitty will celebrate her anniversary throughout the year with her devoted fans and continue to spread the message of friendship through the global ‘Share a Hug with Hello Kitty’ campaign.

“Since her introduction 40 years ago, Hello Kitty has always been about providing happiness, friendship and fun to the world,” said Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. “We commemorate this 40th Anniversary with milestone events, experiences, and special products to connect with and thank fans & celebrate the enduring appeal of Hello Kitty.”

  • Hello Kitty Con 2014 – The Fan Convention:  The first ever Hello Kitty fan convention in the world, Hello Kitty Con 2014 will be presented in conjunction with Target and designed for enthusiasts from around the world to come together to celebrate all things Hello Kitty. Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, this milestone event places Hello Kitty fans at the center of the ultimate interactive experience. Fans will enjoy a full lineup of activations including the Hello Kitty Super Supermarket featuring a curated selection of vendors offering convention exclusives, products and experiences; a Hello Kitty retrospective and vintage shop selling rare collectibles from the past; integrated workshops, lectures and panel discussions; a tattoo shop; arcade; art installations; photo opportunities and more. Attendees will also be treated to sneak peeks into upcoming projects and partnerships and can find limited edition convention-only products and global exclusives at the official Hello Kitty Con 2014 pop-up shop.  Target and Sanrio, celebrating more than 15 years as partners, will produce limited edition Hello Kitty product for the convention and Target will also offer special Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary product collections available at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com beginning September 14.  Hello Kitty Con 2014 will coincide with Hello Kitty’s official birthday on November 1st, and will run from October 30th – November 2nd at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  A limited number of tickets are available now for purchase on the 40th Anniversary microsite at Sanrio.com (http://www.sanrio.com/hellokittycon-tickets/).
  • Hello Kitty Museum Exhibition:  The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles will host the first exhibition of its kind in the world in honor of Hello Kitty, opening October 11th and on view through April 26, 2015.  ‘Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty’ will celebrate Hello Kitty’s brand legacy and her influence on art and culture. Fans will have the opportunity to explore the evolution of Hello Kitty through a product retrospective of rare and iconic pieces from Sanrio’s archives, an art exhibit featuring 40 mixed-media works by contemporary artists, lectures and panel discussions exploring the many facets of Hello Kitty, and classes and workshops offering hands-on Hello Kitty activities.  The exhibition will also explore fans’ emotional connection to the brand and Hello Kitty’s influence on bridging Japanese and American cultures in the U.S. Christine Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and longtime Hello Kitty fan, will curate the retrospective component of the exhibition.  Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of pop culture-inspired boutique JapanLA, will curate the art component. The exhibition will be on view during the four days of Hello Kitty Con 2014 in October/November, making Southern California the destination for superfans.  Tickets for Hello Kitty Con 2014 will also include admission to this exhibition during this limited four day period; JANM is located adjacent to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo.
  • 40th Anniversary Collaborations & Products: Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration will include a variety of product releases. Collaborations, unique licensed products and limited edition 40th Anniversary collectibles will launch throughout the year, with a selection of exclusives and vintage products available to fans attending Hello Kitty Con 2014.  Sephora will create a special, signature collection for Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary that will launch this year and also be a part of the exclusive offering at Hello Kitty Con 2014.  Other partnerships will include a diverse list of brands ranging from Mikimoto, Minnetonka and Chan Luu to national sports powerhouses Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Football League (NFL).  The lineup will also include new product launches from popular collaborators Vans, New Era, Swarovski, McDonald’s, tokidoki and many more.
  • Share a Hug with Hello Kitty! Campaign: Hello Kitty will continue appearing at special events across the globe, giving hugs to her fans, and spreading the message of friendship.  At every appearance, the hugs will be tallied and added to the Global Hug Report, available at http://www.sanrio.com/global-hug-report.  Updates will also be available on Hello Kitty’s social media accounts where fans can tag and share their posts using #HelloKittyHugs.  This unique initiative is geared toward honoring and celebrating the ever-loyal and beloved Hello Kitty fans, while promoting the company philosophy of friendship, happiness and community.  Fans can share a hug with Hello Kitty at Hello Kitty Con 2014, the exhibition at JANM, San Diego Comic-Con, “Hello Kitty Days” at select MLB team stadiums, collaboration launch events, participating Sanrio Store locations, and many more occasions.

Further details and updates on Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration can be found at http://www.sanrio.com/hellokitty40th/. And fans can visit the 40th Anniversary microsite throughout the year to stay connected and informed about Hello Kitty Con 2014, JANM’s Hello Kitty exhibit, exclusive products, the Global Hug Report, and more.

About Sanrio®
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who celebrates her 40th Anniversary this year.    Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences.  Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 80 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty Exhibition at JANM

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty | Exhibitions | Japanese American National Museum

Another kittilicious event to look forward to for Kitty-chan’s 40th Anniversary! Yay! Hello Kitty will be at Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo!

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty will run from October 11, 2014 – April 26, 2015.

Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary by exploring her colorful history and influence on art and culture. The exhibition combines a product-based, historical and sociological examination of the phenomenon of Hello Kitty with an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art.

Hello!, the first exhibition of its kind in the world, is curated by Christine Yano, Ph.D., author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of pop culture-inspired boutique JapanLA.

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty will be a specially ticketed exhibition. Please check back for pricing information.

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty Collection

Oooooh! Look, Junkies! @____@

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

Official press release:

Sanrio, Inc., the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon, Hello Kitty, has announced a partnership with T.U.K. Footwear, the alternative brand known for their bold, original footwear styles, to create a co-branded collection of women’s creeper shoes. Launching December 4th, the Hello Kitty x T.U.K. collection fuses the iconic style of Hello Kitty with the edgy aesthetic of T.U.K. for an original collection of women’s footwear.

Styles in the co-branded collection include traditional creeper lace up styles, as well as mary janes, each featuring the classic T.U.K. ‘Mondo Sole’. Creepers are available in black and white leather with 3D printed Hello Kitty and red bow patches, as well as a pastel ombre Hello Kitty allover print on faux leather with heart-shaped D-rings. Hello Kitty mary janes will come in leather white-and-pink and black-and-red color combinations. The collection will be available at www.sanrio.com, www.tukshoes.com and other specialty retailers with prices ranging from $90-$100.

About Sanrio
Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, and Keroppi, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the ‘small gift, big smile’® philosophy — that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 12,000 U.S. locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 100 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.

About T.U.K. Footwear
Since their start in 1991, the San Diego, CA based footwear company T.U.K. has been creating bold, original footwear for men and women. Footwear made for and inspired by bands, music fanatics, fashionistas, and individuals with eclectic tastes. With their huge range from traditional classics to modern upstarts they are constantly providing creative style with an original edge.

Check out the cuteness of the the black and white leather with 3d printed Hello Kitty face and bow patches!

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

Pastel ombre with the line art of Kitty-chan’s face adorned all over the shoe is so kawaii… It really is such a mix of cute/soft and cool/edgy…

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

I love the Mary Janes… The black leather with red accents is very classic Kitty-chan…

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

The white leather with pink accents is more sweet and I would probably try to wear these with everything! Can you blame me? They are so adorable! ^_^

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

More views of the footwear… Even the artwork on the insoles are kittirific!

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

Lifestyle shots from the T.U.K. x Hello Kitty Collection (yes, the styling and photos are very fashionable and yes, the model is wearing a JapanLA Clothing Hello Kitty Hypnotic Sweater):

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

Waaa!!! Kawaii! *____*

Sanrio and T.U.K. Footwear Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Collection

If I want to be kittilicious — I think I may need a pair in my life!

The collection will be available this Wednesday, December 4th… Prices range from $90-$100… Sizes 5-11 in Womens… But if you cannot wait, JapanLA has two of the Mondo Soles available now:

The collection will be available at www.sanrio.com,www.tukshoes.com and other specialty retailers.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection is Almost Here!

Sanrio and tokidoki (my two all-time fave brands in the whole wide world) have teamed up for a brand spankin’ new limited edition collection! It’s more than just a fun design, this collaboration features a mix of both Sanrio and tokidoki characters. The lineup includes a variety of bags, suitcases, an assortment plushes, t-shirts, coin banks and much more!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection Preview

It is the first collection of such a wide range of products to choose from available in U.S. that shines light not only on Kitty-chan + tokidoki characters (SANDy, Donutella, Dolce, Caramelo, Bambu, Sunny Day), but Kitty-chan’s Sanrio buddies too: Keroppi, Tuxedosam, Badtz Maru, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pom Pom Purin, Kuromi… I hope I am not forgetting any cuties… Hangyodon! How dare I forget! o___O

It is true, Simone Legno has worked with other Sanrio Characters — remember Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary? But, this collection introduces way more product assortment…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection Preview

Anyway, the artwork and design… I have seen the merch in person and it is SO FREAKIN’ KAWAII! It was hard for me to hold my tears in… Yes, *THAT CUTE*! :’) If any of my fellow Junkies know me — they understand how true that statement is! Back to the design… Simone and the Sanrio designers are too good at making things über cute!

The official launch is coming very very VERY SOON! *cross your fingers*

However, if you are a true Junkie, you have already started looking for pictures online since this limited edition collection was first announced on Sanrio.com!

Here are some lovely photos of the products — straight from Simone’s IG

Instagram @simonelegno image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Another sneak peek from tokidoki’s IG:

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And some of my fave kawaii stores already have their stock in-store, like JapanLA:

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Don’t forget about Sanrio JVP (my ultimate fave Kitty spot):

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Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Also, Sanrio JVP has an in-store promo going on! Check with your local Sanrio Boutique — they may have a similar in-store promo as well!

Free tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Reusable tote promo on Sanrio JVP's Facebook page

The collection has been rolling out in select stores since last week. This adorably kawaii limited edition collection will be available online at Sanrio.com and tokidoki.it so keep checking the sites — you know I will be all over them! @___@

In the meantime, I wonder what my fellow Junkies are in love with… Are there certain products that instantly caught your eye and it’s a done deal — you *MUST HAVE* them in your life!? What are they?

So far, on my wish list… Pretty much everything! But the things I was drooling over last week (yup, I’m still a sucker for sweet and cuddly plushes and collectible vinyl figures):

@hellokittyjunkie on Instagram picture of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget to check me out @hellokittyjunkie on IG as I promise to post a screenshot as soon as I see the products go live! =^_^=

Onch Movement for Hello Kitty Holiday 2013 Collection Official Launch Party and Trunk Show

Hey Junkies! There has been a major lack of updates on here — due to my broken MacBook. T___T But it is finally fixed! ^___^

If you follow Hello Kitty on FB, you may already know about the Hello Kitty and Onch Movement collaboration that will launch this week. Yup, just in time for the Holidays! The jewelry collection will be available on Sanrio.com starting on Wednesday, November 20th.

For my fellow LA-area Junkies, there is a launch party and trunk show happening at JapanLA (7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046) on Saturday, November 23rd! The event will take place from 7 – 10 pm. Both Hello Kitty and Onch Movement will be there! And the jewelry capsule collection will be on display and available for purchase! ^___^

Here is the e-vite:

Onch Movement for Hello Kitty Launch E-vite

 

The official details outlining everything a Junkie must know:

Hello Kitty and jewelry designer Onch Movement are collaborating again – just in time for the Holiday gift-giving season! The limited edition Onch Movement for Hello Kitty jewelry collection will be available exclusively at Sanrio.com starting November 20. The launch party and trunk show at JapanLA on Saturday, November 23, will give fans of both brands the opportunity to preview and try on the collection. A super limited number of pieces will be available for purchase at the launch party.
A long-time fan of Hello Kitty, Onch has developed this 8-piece capsule collection in homage to the global pop icon. With a fun, edgy twist to the classic Hello Kitty style, the collection caters to the city girl, the girly girl, and everyone in between. Candy chrome red bow earrings, 14K gold plated medallion necklace and bracelet, and a multi-strand Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel glass pearl statement necklace are just a few of the pieces available. Retail prices will range from $54.00 for a pair of the candy chrome red bow earrings to $125.00 for the multi-strand glass pearl statement necklace. Each piece is 100% hand painted and handmade in Los Angeles.
Guests at the launch event can enjoy sweet treats provided by Pocky and photo opps with the iconic Hello Kitty and Onch, himself. For a sneak peek at the collection, modeled by notable friends of Onch Movement, go to:facebook.com/onchmovement.

 

Check out some sneak peeks I found on Onch Movement’s IG page:

Hello Kitty x Onch Movement Holiday 2013 Collaboration

Hello Kitty x Onch Movement Holiday 2013 Collaboration

Some more info spotted on Onch’s IG post:

The first 50 guests will receive a Hello Kitty goodie bag! A super limited number of pieces will be available for purchase at the launch party. The lucky few guests that purchase a piece from the collection that night will receive an exclusive gift bag from Sanrio and Onch Movement.

Any Junkies going? =^_^=

 

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag and Wallet

The Hello Kitty Chambray Crossbody bag + long wallet are currently the sweetest bag + wallet set in my collection. Sweet because both pieces have polka dots + are adorned with Kitty-chan and her signature bow + the design is just overall cuteness!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag and Long Wallet

I love the design combo of this set — the quilted small white polka dotted denim colored fabric featuring white outlined Hello Kitty pattern and the brown contrast piping details… As well as the antique gold-ish trims… And of course all of the small details Loungefly design team thinks of, like the Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty debossed applique.

This Crossbody style is lovely because I prefer to wear my bags/purses across my body — feels more secure that way… And it is the way I wore my purses when I was a youngster! It is also a delightful shape that I think looks cute on everybody. The adjustable shoulder straps make it perfect for you to wear this with shorter straps on one shoulder or longer straps across your body — versatile, no?

When I saw this bag in real life — I was surprised by the size. It was a bit larger than I expected. The measurements are 12″ H x 10″ W x 3″ D. It’s a pretty good size — enough space to store my wallet, iPhone, digital camera, mirror, lip gloss and some other small things… Nice and roomy.

The material is nice — the faux leather has a soft feel but it is sturdy at the same time. The chambray is so down to earth too… Makes me feel comfy and happy! ^___^

The inside of the bag features a zippered pocket and two open compartments to store small things — for those Junkies who are super organized.

I posted a pic on IG earlier last week:

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Size reference because it is difficult to tell how large the crossbody will be strictly off the measurements alone… Very decent size!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Kitty-chan’s iconic bow — one of my fave things about this handbag! I also love that her bow is made from the purely polka dotted pattern!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

I like how only the flap of the crossbody has the polka dotted Hello Kitty pattern — it gives a certain subtlety to the design that makes it interesting and balanced (or maybe I am reading too much into it)… n_~

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

Here is the crossbody with closed and open flap… Snap closure for no-hassle opening + closing of the bag. The inside lining is solid without any artwork. I like this — looks so fresh and so clean!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag

Close-up of the adorable pattern!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

Look how cute it is to have the Hello Kitty Chambray set! @___@

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag and Long Wallet

Inside zippered pocket and Loungefly debossed applique… Also, notice how straight the applique + stitching details are… Impressive?

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

Back detail of the crossbody…

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

More stitching detail… And the antique gold-ish colored trim… Pretty sturdy. n_n

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Crossbody Bag

The matching Hello Kitty Chambray with Bow long wallet is just as cute as the Crossbody. These two go great together and they stand kawaii independently as well! The long wallet features the same adorable pattern and 3d puffy bow and applique and all that other good stuff!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Close-up of he quilted detail on the chambray fabric and beautiful trims — Hello Kitty printed and debossed faux leather trim and antique gold-ish stud…

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

The inside of the long wallet has a pop of red. You can store your loose change in the zippered pocket and there are many compartments to organize your id, cards, business cards, etc… The stitching detail is pretty good — nice finish.

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

The long wallet measures 4″H x 8″W x 1″D.

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Back detail

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Love that 3d puffy bow detail! ^_^

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Looks so cute alone!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Long Wallet

Looks super cute together!

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Chambray with Bow Bag and Long Wallet

Bottom line… This has the official Hello Kitty Junkie recommendation. This is pretty much purrr-fect as a present for the upcoming Holidays or Birthday (for a good friend or girlfriend) and even for yourself! I could think of so many friends who would love this bag + wallet from teen to Mommy to Granny… And if you’re thinking about gifting somebody special, the long wallet would be lovely, or the crossbody, or if you really love them — both! Your kittilicious loved one would definitely be in chambray bliss! =^_^=

The Hello Kitty Chambray with Bow Crossbody (retail $60-70 USD) and Hello Kitty Chambray with Bow Wallet (retail $32-37.50 USD) are available online at Loungefly and Sanrio (crossbody + wallet) and JapanLA (crossbody + wallet)… Make sure to check your local Sanrio Boutique as well!

More Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty bags coming soon so please check back! n_~

My Kittilicious Hello Kitty Haul From SDCC

My MacBook Pro has recently fallen ill. I’ve been told that it needs a new hard drive. >___< *womp womp*

I was planning to take individual close-up detailed shots of my #HelloKittySDCC haul! Hope I can show off some of the cuteness via iPhone images edited in the LINE camera and Photo Fun with Hello Kitty apps!

Here is an overview of the latest additions to my collection:
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I’m a sucker for plush dolls… Just so kawaii! <3 <3
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I’m also a sucker for kawaii figures! This was totally on my must-have list!
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Who can resist limited edition pins!? These are super collectible, not to mention super adorbs!
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The Hello Kitty x Uglydoll collabo! These plush toys were definitely hot ticket items! A lot of items were *SOLD OUT* at the Uglydoll booth… Which is what may have triggered me to get some things for my collection.
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I really adore the Hello Kitty Japanimation design — so pink + so kawaii! Kittitastic combo for sure!
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I feel pretty lucky to have gotten my hands on the Akuma Kitty plush from the Toynami booth… And Chun-Li Kitty is equally happy to have a friend from the Street Fighter fam! ^_^
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I had the pleasure of getting a signed picture from Sanrio Japan’s designer AND creator of Cinnamoroll — Miyuki Okumura! That was freakin’ amaaaaziiing! *___*
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I was a bit sad not to make it to the Mad Barbarians signing… However, working at tokidoki does have many kawaii perks! Check out my signed poster I was gifted! @____@
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SDCC was overwhelmingly fun! I was happily surprised by Kitty-chan and cannot wait for next year! I am also suuuuper excited about Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, which is also next year! I know Sanrio will do something amazing (like Three Apples and Small Gift) and I am totally looking forward to it! =^_^=

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland and Products

Check out the first day of highlights from Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park and Kitty-chan Secret Space inside the convention center (Thursday, July 18, 2013):

  • As part of Sanrio’s social media campaign, Hello Kitty fans everywhere were invitede to upload their favorite pictures of Hello Kitty and Uglydoll items to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags: #hellokittySDCC, #HelloContest and #uglydoll. Five lucky winners will receive a Hello Kitty x Uglydoll plush.
  • An official Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland poster was given with every purchase at the pop up shop.
  • At Kitty-Chan Secret Space, fans were treated to personal appearances by Hello Kitty and Uglydoll Ox at the Uglydoll booth.

Look at the photos! I wish I was there! =^_^=

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at SDCC 2013

And now the Hello Kitty Japanimation product images — it seems like this collection is totally kittilicious! *____* My top three four must-haves: Hello Kitty standing plush, pink flocked figure, figurine mascot and leggings! (Actually, every single item in this collection is super kawaii)…

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland Japanimation Products at SDCC 2013

Kawaii, neh!? n_~

Domo arigato *Lexi* for the info + photos! Make sure to follow #HelloKIttySDCC across the social media channels to see all the excitement!

Kittilicious Review: JapanLA Clothing for Badtz Maru Suspender Skirt

Can you guess what my fave item in my closet is? You will be pretty amazed to know it is not Hello Kitty (at this moment, anyway)… I am totally obsessed with JapanLA Clothing for Badtz Maru Suspender Skirt! @____@

I did have my reservations since I am not skinny like the kawaii models featured in the images below —  Twigglet + KREAYSHAWN… And the length is kinda on the shirt side for my preference… But this adorable suspender skirt is really cute once you try it on!

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The suspender skirt features the mischievous Badtz Maru… Makes me wonder — will JapanLA Clothing come up with the same fit of suspender skirt featuring other lovable Sanrio characters!? That would be amazing! @___@

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Here are the details:

JapanLA for Badtz Maru official collaboration suspender skirt

  • Elastic back band and back zipper
  • Black Denim Material (fabric provides stretch)
  • Front pockets
  • Adjustable straps
  • Hand wash

Made in USA
Small fits size 0-4, Medium 6-8, Large, 10-12

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Check out the detail…

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I wore my JapanLA Clothing for Badtz Maru Suspender Skirt to a Holiday party and my friends loved it! This is something you can wear to a party or just for everyday use so it is practical if you want to show off your playful side. The skirt feels a bit short on me so I paired it with tights — and it was comfortable to be in all night. The fabric is very giving and my fave part about this suspender skirt are the pockets! It makes the outfit more relaxed and sporty — which I am a huge fan of! =^_^=

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Here are some more shots of *yours truly* modeling the oh-so-adorable JapanLA Clothing for Badtz Maru Suspender Skirt — with beautiful photography by my friend Sarah Rae:

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The retail price for JapanLA Clothing for Badtz Maru Suspender Skirt is $85 USD and it is available at Japan LA, JapanLA.com, select Sanrio Boutiques, Sanrio.com (sold out?)Happy Six and ModCloth!

JapanLA for Hello Kitty Clothing Launch Party Recap

I went to the launch party for JapanLA for Hello Kitty Clothing last Friday, November 30th — and as usual, it was a kittitastic event! Here are some photos I snapped while I hung out at JapanLA with the cool peeps!

Here is JapanLA — located at 7320 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046… So much cuteness glowing out of the windows!

The Rogue Grilled Cheese truck was there.

Check out Jenna wearing the Badtz Maru Suspender Denim Skirt — paired nicely with a black tube top… And matching Badtz Maru plush headband — kawaii, neh!? @___@

Here is one of the models wearing the Hello Kitty Face Dress in Red… Super cute!

My kawaii friends Sandy + Julie Doll — these two really are the most kawaii girls ever! @___@ Sandy is sporting the Hello Kitty Comic Leggings and Julie Doll is wearing the Hello Kitty Classic Leggings.

Hello Kitty made an appearance and there was a photobooth! Check out all the photobooth pix at JapanLA for Hello Kitty Clothing Party Photobooth! Stephiee + Julie Doll + Kitty-chan + me + Jamie pose for the camera. *___*

I came pretty early to the party but the store was getting pretty crowded early on in the night…

Here I am with the lovely Julie Doll and Jenna! Can you see the Hello Kitty plush headband on my head? It is available in-store at JapanLA and online at Sanrio.com — should I get it? =^__^=

Hello Kitty Face Dress in Black –so hot, right?

Check out Chrissa and her bf! Chrissa is wearing the Hello Kitty Afro Leggings… And she is adorable as always!

Some of my faves from the collection… Actually, I adore every piece in this collection!

Before I left to go to a girls’ night out dinner + dancing fun, I saw a really cute guest wearing a red bow — had to take a picture and share with my Junkies!

During my girls’ night out, I got a lot of compliments on my Hello Kitty Face Dress in Red! From both guys and girls! When I got home, I had to take a Myspace style angled bathroom pic… Because I really LOVE this dress — it’s pretty + flattering + I felt comfy in it. =^_^=

The clothing is currently available on www.japanla.com! Other stores this kittilicious collection is available in: www.Sanrio.com  & select Sanrio Boutiques, www.Modcloth.com ,Happy Six!