Loungefly Sneak Peeks

Hello Kitty Con is almost here! Are you as excited as I am!? =^_^=

There are so many awesome releases… One of the collections I am looking forward to is anything from Loungefly! Here are some sneak peek pics of the pieces Loungefly created specifically for Hello Kitty Con! Loungefly will have a shop at the Super Supermarket all four days (October 31 – November 2, 2014) in Los Angeles, CA! These are exclusive, limited edition Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty merchandise (there is even one plate that is numbered in an edition of 200 in one of pics below).

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty Sneak Peeks at Hello Kitty Con

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty Sneak Peeks at Hello Kitty Con

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty Sneak Peeks at Hello Kitty Con

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty Sneak Peeks at Hello Kitty Con

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty Sneak Peeks at Hello Kitty Con

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty Sneak Peeks at Hello Kitty Con

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Forever 21 for Hello Kitty Launch Event Hollywood and Highland Recap

The Forever 21 for Hello Kitty launch event was SO MUCH FUN!!!

I was really happy to attend this Kitty-fabulous party last Thursday at Forever 21 (Hollywood & Highland)! I just wish I arrived earlier (as opposed to a little after 7pm o___O)… Note: the launch event was from 7pm – 9pm… But as you know, our fave Kitty is so popular — early arrival is a must!

The line was *C-R-A-Z-Y* loooooong! SO many Hello Kitty fans everywhere — pretty amazing! =n_n= I tried to take as many photos as I could, but with all the excitement and shopping… It was a little bit distracting, ya know? I was happy to see my Sanrio buddies AND I even ran into some Junkies!! Again, I didn’t take photos because I was too excited about the collection… o___O

I was unable to get my nails painted because the waiting list for the Hello Kitty nail station was pretty full, so I did the next best thing — SHOP! I was not planning on going crazy — but I got caught up in the moment and there was peer pressure *inside my head*. Thank Kittyness the prices at Forever 21 are affordable… I ended up getting a scarf, sweater, top, a few cardigans, leggings, socks, mini tote, umbrella, key cap… Just a few essentials! n_~

I am still looking for the black and white sweater — it is super *adorbs* — and maybe the nice brown and black blouse-y top… I dunno… Oh! Also — the superhero top — I think I might need it… I guess I gotta keep checking Forever 21’s Hello Kitty section like a crazy person… Gosh! Why does everything have to be SO kawaii!?!?!?!

Anyway… Here are the photos from the event! n___n

Hello Kitty Graffiti Collection Launch at Sephora Hollywood

Just a reminder about the Sephora Hello Kitty festivities which will be taking place on Thursday, July 14, 2011! *____*

Check out the FB event page and make sure to invite your friends! Even if you cannot physically make it to Sephora at Hollywood & Highland, you can still join in on the fun with the livestream! I will be keeping my eyes glued to the livestream starting at 2:30 pm PST/5:30 pm EST… That is, until I am off of work and can make it to the physical location! n__n

Here is a screenshot of what is posted on FB — make sure to check out watch POSE and see more Hello Kitty Graffiti…

And here is an invite to all the Junkies — make sure you tune in to the livestream! (click on the image below for larger view).

And one more thing… Isn’t the model’s make-up super cuuute!?!?!?! @___@ In a sexy and edgy way, of course. n_~ I hope I can get a make-over when I go to the Sephora! Please say hi to me if you see me! Oh! And HK Guy will be there too!

See ya! n___n

Hold Up Art Presents: “9 Lives of the Kitty” Pop-Art Show Update

Reminder for *THIS* Saturday! And guess who will be making her debut with a small painting!? n_~

Here’s the 411:

Time: Saturday, February 19 · 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Hold Up Art in Little Tokyo, 358 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA
RSVP@ KITTYISART.COM
(and invite your friends!)

Please note that this is an art show featuring single painted “originals” (one of a kind). This is NOT a Sanrio or Hello Kitty event.

Featuring Art by Misha, Sean D’Anconia, Lucky Bunny, Shawna Trpcic (Dollhouse/Torchwood) & Maria Fleischman (Hello Kitty Junkies).

The show will run from Feb. 19 until March. 6th but please join us for opening night.

www.holdupart.comwww.facebook.com/seandanconiawww.misha-art.com

And you know me… I have been snooping around on Facebook to see if any of the artists have put up some previews of their pieces… I don’t want to ruin the surprise for any Junkie who is going… So here is a tiny glimpse of the kawaiiness! I wonder what Sean is up to in this one…

Below is a portion of mine…

Hope to see my LA Junkies this weekend! And I hope you will enjoy my painting — I made it from my heart! n___n

Sanrio’s Small Gift LA VIP Event!

Kitty-lujah! Small Gift is finally in LA! And guess who got to go to the preview night on Thursday before it officially opened to the public!? n___n My friends and I had happy kawaii crazy fun! I was very overwhelmed with all the kawaii elements AND Sanrio did an *AMAZING* job with this event! I could have very easily cried but I didn’t want to freak out my non-Hello Kitty friends that I invited (Dani and Kurt).

I wanted to share some pix with my Junkies who may not be able to make it out to California… Hope you enjoy:

Sanrio events always have a line… It’s kind of an expected thing!

A celeb sighting! Hmmm… I am just not sure who he is!? o__O Can someone please help me out!

Kawaii balloons of Sanrio characters hanging from the ceiling! @____@

Hello Kitty x Sephora line due out in January 2011! The peeps at the Sephora booth were kind enough to do my make-up! n____n

Double decked make-up palette inside — eye shadows and lip gloss (will update later with more pics and info)…

Gorgeous nail polish, right!?

Don’t mind me — just stepping into the Hello Kitty x Smart Car! n_~

Sanrio x JapanLA art show featuring works from artists like Mari Inukai <3

Camilla d’Errico… Yes, I am head-over-heels in love with both of her pieces…

Super talented Audrey Kawasaki… <3

My fellow Junkie buddy Messy Pink — proud new owner of a crocheted Sanrio scarf handmade by Twinkie Chan!

64 Colors! I can recognize the style anywhere! n____n

Peekaboo Monster representing his artwork…

Crowded Teeth!!! <3 <3 <3 She has three walls to display her kawaiiness! More pix of her booth here!

Serious dose of complete and utter kawaii overload! *___*

Super cute carnival games featuring adorable characters from Sanrio!

My super kawaii Sanrio buddy Renee and her hubby. Isn’t Renee’s one of a kind Tuxedosam outfit the cutest ever!? @____@

The ferris wheel — guess who I got to ride with? n_~

View of the miniature golf are inside Barker Hanger from the top of the ferris wheel…

Kitty-chan poses in front of Simone Legno‘s painting…

Small Gift Pop-Up Shop! I want pretty much one of everything from inside… Maybe doubles of everything! $___$

A few things I am *drooling* over… Will post more product shots soon! *promise*

Three t-shirts from tokidoki x Sanrio 50th! Cannot decide which is the most cutest! What do you think? Artwork for all three designs are posted here.

So much cute fun… Almost unbearable! n___n

However, the *best* and most *amazing* thing about Thursday night was the fact that I got to share the experience with my friends… Including friends I made during Three Apples last year… Hello Kitty Junkies I have known throughout the years… New friends like Kelly from Sephora and Cicely Margo *super fab* Jewelry Designer who gave me a present (which I immediately put on)… Dani and Kurt (my non-Hello Kitty guy friends who support and encourage my obsession)… And Celina and Vanessa pictured below (known them for at least a decade each)…

Small Gift… Big Smile! I am incredibly lucky! *sigh*

Domo arigato for letting me share with you! Will try my best to update as much as possible in the next couple of weeks so I can share my kittilicious adventures! =n_n=

Btw, have you seen these awesome recaps from the VIP event? Some of my fave coverage so far:

Now, off to prepare for Sanrio x Loungefly “I Heart Nerds” Party! Hope to see some familiar faces! n___n

Sanrio’s Small Gift Pop-Up Shop Menu

OMK!!! This is the most kawaii and kittilicious menu I have EVER laid my eyes on! @___@ I super love the concept and whoever designed the cover… *AMAZING*!!! You cannot get any cuter than Kitty-chan and her Sanrio buddies in a hamburger!!! *sigh* lol ;D

You can download your own copy on Sanrio’s 50th Event Products page to view the 50 specially selected *MUST-HAVE* Small Gift products. Again, *sigh*

Special Starters include…

Main Dishes…

Happy Hour…

Snacks…

Sweets…

Sides…

Totally agreed that is is the abso-kitty-lute best menu you have EVER seen, right!? n_~

Now for the hard part… What am I going to order off this menu!? Right off the top, my top five that I NEED and I do not have yet:

  1. Sanrio 50th Anniversary Book $24.95
  2. Small Gift 3″ Vinyl Figure Set $42
  3. Small Gift 90 Piece Mini Figure Set $200
  4. Small Gift Bobbleheads $18/each
  5. Small Gift Postcard Set $12/each

Looks like I will have to pack my lunch for a while… A very long while since everything off the menu looks yummy!!! What are your faves??? n___n

Small Gift Mobile Pop-Up Shop Tour Times & Dates

Yayayaya! Found this info via Lauren (dang girlie — you are too fast!) via Sanrio’s FB page… @____@

Who wants to meet up with me at the LA location!? *____* Pretty pleeease!

Kitty-lujah!!! Small Gift Truck sneak peek! I was stressing out over what this pop up shop looked like in real life! *It’s a Hello Kitty Junkie thing* n_~ And I am loving that wrap on the truck!!! Kawaii, neh!? Hmmm… I wonder if Sanrio would wrap *Bianca* (my Honda Accord) in the 50th Anniversary Kitty-chan + friends graphic! Yes, I know… *Wishful thinking* but a girl can dream, right!??? Ok, enough typing, check out the dates and times below and make sure you mark your calendars!

The Small Gift Mobile Pop-Up Shop will be traveling across the country and spreading smiles along the way. We hope to see you there!

10/23: San Francisco, Justin Herman Plaza, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10/24: San Francisco, Pier 39, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

10/28: Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10/30 & 10/31: Seattle, Seattle Center near the fountain, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/4: Sacramento, Westfield Downtown Plaza, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/6: San Diego, University Town Center, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/7: Orange County, The District at Tustin Legacy, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/11: Los Angeles

11/13 & 11/14: Las Vegas, Town Square Mall, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/16: Tempe, AZ, Mill Ave., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/19: Austin, Toy Joy Party, across form Toy Joy, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

11/21: New Orleans, Riverwalk at the Canal Street Entrance, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/26 to 11/28: Atlanta, Atlantic Station, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

12/2: Miami, (stay tuned for location info!)

12/10: New York City (stay tuned for location info!)

Preview: Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary Small Gift Merchandise

Wow-o-wow! I can already tell I will be maxing out my VISA this holiday season! $___$ The product preview for some of the Small Gift merch which will be available during the cross country mobile pop up tour which will begin on October 23, 2010!

All I can say is *wow-o-wow* (again)… And yes, these are all on my *wish list.* @___@

Super kawaii coin purse…

Equally kawaii wallet…

I would happily take this lunch box to work everyday!

Love love love this tote bag! *____*

You know what makes me smile SO MUCH!? I just completely *adore* seeing Kitty-chan with all her Sanrio buddies: Keroppi, Chococat, My Melody, Pom Pom Purin, Cinnamoroll, Landry, Pochacco (who shares a Birthday with me), Badtz-Maru, TuxedoSam, etc. etc. It’s one big cute happy fam! And who knows when Sanrio will put them together again. For sure — these are collectors’ items, right? n___n

Sanrio 50th Anniversary Product Preview

This past Saturday night, I was able to attend Haus of Super Shimmer JapanLA’s 4 Year Anniversary Extravaganza at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood! JapanLA + Bubble Punch + kawaii girls in shiny outfits + *EXCLUSIVE* Sanrio 50th Anniversary merch preview… Yeah, this was a pretty dope party and it was one of those not-to-miss events. If you don’t believe me, feel free to ask Jordan, Jeanne, Jenna, Mariko, etc… I had the privilege to view some super kawaii *Sanrio* goodies… n_n

Hello Kitty x Girl Skateboard Co. deck… I saw the prototype last year during the Three Apples event — really pleased that these skateboards garnered enough interest to go into production! And the awesome thing is, they are available at JapanLA now! @____@

Sanrio x Brunswick bowling balls!!! I had *NO IDEA* about this collaboration! o_O My Sanrio connects sure know how to keep their secrets and surprises!!! *_____*

I did not take super awesome photos *sad face* but I can describe the detail… The red part actually has a cute pattern made of Kitty-chan’s outline — similar style to this iPhone case

I am the type of person who will inspect the same plushes out in a store just so I can have the best looking one… So it’s no surprise that I was starring at the dividing line on this ball! O_O Jordan had to remind me that this is just a prototype… I came to the conclusion that it must be very difficult to print on a sphere because there is some distortion in the characters. I am crossing my fingers that this kawaii pattern gets aligned correctly and there will be less distortion.

Sanrio x Demeter Fragrance — on display but I did not get to smell! x_X I guess I gotta get myself over to Sanrio or Urban Outfitters since they are available now! I was told they *smell like a Sanrio shop* Hmmm… I hope that means it will smell pink and sweet! n_n

Hello Kitty x Aerial7 headphones… I wish I knew about these! I treated myself to the tokidoki Skullcandy Ti Stereo Headphones last year, which I adore… But you know me — I *always* want the Hello Kitty “product” over anything else… Oh well, maybe I can have two headphones? One for work and one for home?

Sanrio x Dr. Martens!!! @___@ I think the most practical pair for me are the black and pink mary janes… But I am not practical! o_O I want the 8-eye boots with the allover Sanrio characters pattern…

I mean, they are just too cute, right!? *sigh*

Just in case you have not read the press release yet, read PR Newswires’ SANRIO Celebrates 50 Years… The most interesting parts I read,

Collaborations & Products: As a “thank you” to their ever-loyal fans, SANRIO plans to unveil special co-branded collections, starting this summer with SANRIO x Dr. Martens.  Signature Dr. Martens 8-eye boots & mary jane strap shoes will be bestowed a trademark Hello Kitty bow for this limited edition collection.  Collaborations with a diverse group of brands including Brunswick, Girl Skateboard Co., Aerial7, Lomography, Demeter Fragrance, Mimobots, and Build-A-Bear Workshop will launch a plethora of amazing products at retail partners worldwide, featuring an assortment of SANRIO characters. A benchmark of SANRIO’s 50th Anniversary will include iconic characters appearing together for the first time ever (outside of SANRIO’s Harmonyland and Puroland theme parks in Japan), on products including the 8-eye Dr. Martens boot, a Brunswick bowling ball,  iPhone cases, apparel, accessories and many other unique products.  There will be plenty of signature “small gift” items at market as well, including pens and notebooks, coin purses, key caps & lunch cases…

Upcoming Events: In addition to in-store celebrations, contests, giveaways and gifts with purchase programs, SANRIO will host a series of events across the country, each with a pop-up shop offering additional limited-edition SANRIO 50th Anniversary items.  For the truly die-hard fans, there will be a short film contest and an iPhone app that will alert them about limited-edition product releases.  Surprise interactive get-togethers and other special anniversary events and contests will be announced online, and fans will have the opportunity to keep up to date on new products and events at www.sanrio.com as well as virally on Facebook and Twitter

Events across the country!?!?!?! Short film contest!? Surprise interactive get-togethers!? @__@ How kittirific! I am wondering if Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary will be bigger than Kitty-chans’s 35th Anniversary last year… It would be hard to top Three Apples from last year IMO…

Very happy to have some info about Sanrio’s 50th and I look forward to reading more news! If you know of any thing I don’t — feel free to share and discuss over at Hello Kitty Junkies! =n_n=

Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty Jewelry Trunk Show

There was a Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty Jewelry Trunk Show during the opening night reception for The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession Exhibit on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Royal-T Cafe. I decided to check it out because I work in the Culver City area… And come on! Hello Kitty bling bling! *____*

So many beautiful rings! I cannot even decide on which is my *fave* n_n

Devil and Angel Kitty necklaces! So kawaii, no!? I am sure they are very expensive — look at all those diamonds! @___@

*L-O-V-E* this devilish Kitty ring! I wonder if it will go into production?

Brand new watches… Or at least this was my first time seeing them! @___@

Hello Kitty Compact with Swarovski Crystals! The Swarovski crystals! *____*

More bling bling! Hello Kitty Business Card Holder

The lovely ladies working the trunk show.

For a limited time, Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty select fine jewelry and watches will be available for purchase at Royal-T Cafe. It is also available on Sanrio.comMore store locations.