Showing posts with label Harajuku fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harajuku fashion. Show all posts

Monday, 2 October 2017

Halloween in Kawaii fashion


YAY, for it is October!
Time to grab those fall shades , warm cozy pieces to throw on and battle the Autumn wind, rain, and goodness what else the British weather will throw at us..
To me Autumn seems to look lovely everywhere, being out in it on the other hand, I rather be inside warm. With Autumn comes Halloween! Or if you wish to be fancy Samhain (shout out to my fellow pagans!) . 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Harajuku Street style

Its the month of romance ! I love this month cause all the shops are full of Cute themes and lovely things!  And I am a complete sucker for of it. However this post is not about valentines day as such but more on the Harajuku Cats and the new stuff I bought from Cutesy Kink the other week. And its all cat themed!

The stuff I got is from the brand ACDCRAG. A well known Japanese brand in Harajuku. Who sell , you guessed it Harajuku street fashion. So I wanted to share with you the goodies I got myself and a few other bits and bobs that I have.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Kawaii Kitty Tights and Totoro Top!

Hey every one , how are you all?
Today is my post review for this cute items from Cute Japanese Fashion online shop!
My order was send out super fast which is  the best thing about this shop being based in the UK. My order was well packed and presented neatly . This time I ordered a really really cute  top and a pair of fun and fashionable tights. You guys need to check them out, these are so cute!



The top is a nice cotton material in gray and has the face and tummy of the cutest Totoro ever , Not only that it even has his ears on the shoulders too! I would recommend this size for a size 8-12 UK its very fitted and snug.  Its great for a casual fun look or for those lazy days around the house. I love this top so much its very cute and cool. *sqweee!!*

The other item are these cute Kitty Tabby cat tights! I love them they are a size M/L and have a lot of length for taller people. They are well made and a great quality for the price! These are the cheapest I have seen for these fashionable and fun looking tights that will add a sparkle of Kawaii in a instant to any dull looking outfit! The Kitty tights are all stripy on the detail with a cute Kitty face that cover the knees, they are so much fun to wear. This time there was added complementary gifts in my order making it feel more personal .

The Shop have a new Reward system in place too!
Which means every time you shop and purchase you collect points when you sign up and then you get to use those points at a later date to use on future orders! The website has had a few tweaks as well to make it even more smooth running and easy to use! Fantastic <3

If you want a better view and insight to the product I have got in my order and my past orders then please do check out my Youtube Channel!
Links Below!

Kawaii Kitty Tights and Totoro Top Video!
&
A Japanese Fashion Review Video!

Later's
Tartan <3

Monday, 24 February 2014

Kawaii Interview time with Kelsey (Kimono time)

Its time for a other Kawaii interview with some one I find is very interesting and very kawaii! Kimono time  who is a Jpop dancer on youtube! so lets get on with the interview!


Hello , Hi there Kelsey, please do tell us more about yourself!
Hello, my name's Kelsey! I'm a teeny arpakasso obsessed hobbit from yorkshire and I love dressing and being inspired by jfashion!http://www.youtube.com/kimonotime
N'aww lol to cute , First off when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?

I think it would probably be after I saw Gwen Stefani and I looked up Harajuku girls. I became obsessed with the fashion and I'd look at pictures on google all the time, wishing I could look as cool!
What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?
It's just so different to anything I see in my everyday life. I'm quite an energetic and expressive person and I feel like the kawaii culture and it's fashion really fits my personality.
What do Kawaii mean to you?
To me, it means embracing yourself fully and not being afraid to be who you want to be! Sometimes it can mean cute, but there are so many ways a person can be cute! 

I love your dress sense,(its super kawaii) and  your style can you tell us more about it and do you have any tips on how to achieve it ?

Thank you so much! ^^
I never really know what my style truly is. I just wear what I want. But there always seems to be a hint of cute in there somewhere! I'm really inspired by the street style in harajuku and japan, and I like to mix it with some U.K styles sometimes too. .To get inspiration, I look on tumblr, or instagram at street snaps. 
I love mixing styles
And I really enjoy expressing things I love through my outfits, for example pizza!

Wow cool, 
What styles would you say influence you?
Mostly street styles, but I love pretty pastel styles like fairy kei too.
Where do you like to shop for your style?
I get a lot of stuff online, mainly ebay, I also love thrifting and charity shopping. A lot of my clothes are from the U.K high street too.

How do others react to your Kawaii styles?
Sometimes I get some stares in public, but I don't really mind. I used to be scared because I thought everyone was making fun of me, but actually, I'm surprised because every person that has spoken to me in public are always interested and ask me where I get my things from. I especially love wearing kawaii styles in London! I see people smiling, and whether it's a mocking smile or a genuine smile, it makes me feel happy that my style made someone smile that day!

I have a few friends that are into the same style as me but my other friends and my family are used to it, since I've always been a little bit out there. My mum is always asking me if she's kawaii!
Wow that is very interesting!
Since being into Kawaii Culture would you say the way you do some things likes of your hair and make up ,Have they changed over time?

Yes! I love experimenting with my look, it's never the same! I'm obsessed with wigs too, they can give you a completely different look!
Do you have any 'can not live with out' items that are Kawaii?
My platform shoes and my wigs! Also, bows, I couldn't live without bows!

What kind or anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to some one?
I'm not actually a huge anime or manga fan. But one of my favourites is Chobits because she's a cute android, who doesn't like cute androids?? It's such a heart warming story!

What kind of Music do you listen too?

I listen to lots of Jpop and Kpop. My favourite artists are Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and 2NE1. But I also love pop music in the U.K and U.S too. I love pop music!
Who would you pick Sanrio or San X its a tough question ^^!

I think it has to be San X ! All the characters look so cuddly!
Photo by *Sparkles/Beckii

And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?

I love the Mameshiba's! I wish they were real things!
*^* me too!!
What has been your most creative project to date?

I entered a harajuku fashion show, and I decided to make a cord from a theme. I chose Monsters VS Aliens theme!
Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you?
Yes, I have quite a few!
But some of them are Kyary Pamyu Pamyu( I can't wait to see her in London!), Ayumi Seto, Kozue Akimoto and I love the instagrammer Andiautumn.
Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you?
Yes, I have quite a few!
But some of them are Kyary Pamyu Pamyu( I can't wait to see her in London!), Ayumi Seto, Kozue Akimoto and I love the instagrammer Andiautumn.


If you could go anywhere for a day where would you go and what would you do?
This is very obvious, but I've never been to Japan, so I would take a huge empty suitcase with me and go crazy in Harajuku.

Hehe - okay am your very own Kawaii fairy and I can grant you 3 wishes! What can I make happen for you?!
Ok, I'm going to keep them kawaii related~
1. A trip to Japan with all my friends!
2. That I could meet Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and perform with her on stage (I'm a huge fan!)
3. That is was the law that everytime someone woke up an arpakasso would appear and tell you when you woke up how kawaii you are and shout words of encouragement, to make you happy for the day! ~

Thank you so much for the interview! 
Kelsey ~<3 <3

(I added all the images in the attachments ^^)

This was the cutest interview I've ever had haha! Thank you!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Tartan Kawaii x DiDepux Collaboration Project

Hey Cute things!
I have got some exciting news to share, I and the talented graphic designer and Jewellery maker Di Depux got together with a Collaboration You most likely have seen the finished products on Esty and Facebook!
Shop here!


I have been wanting to be able to have something, that shows my love for Japanese fashion inspired from Harajuku and Japanese street fashion, something that would make a outfit complete.I know, I can doodle ideas but was lost when it came to making this dream into a product or a reality. I also had lots of ideas but not the know how to create them.



It was not till I became a customer to the Esty shop that belongs to Di Depux and taking a leap of faith by asking what they thought of my own ideas. I have been knocked back and rejected before. So I was ready to take it again. However for once I got a reply of interest I was not only shocked but overjoyed that the fact some one took an interest!!!


So over the past few weeks of chatting with the lady from Di Depux and watching the items progress. Seeing the sneak peek and then to the product that will be sold only at Di Depux on Esty,It has been very exciting! I have been so happy to be part of this collaboration and think we make a great team!
So I wanted to share you the progress from start to finish!



The idea was 3 hearts, Trinity hearts . My past love for all things Kawaii  as a child , My present obsession and the dreams of Kawaii that are yet to come, the future! 



My Doodles that I minded to keep and scan in.  I wanted to have this as a necklace as I feel a necklace can give a bigger statement than any other piece of jewellery when it comes to fashion.
And what better way to have your own name on it!


As you can see the design developed really fast. From my imagination and drawings it didn't take long to create the sample of the product. Which when I  saw this,I was so excited ! My dreams of this project were coming true.


 I loved the fact we tried to get the font to match my drawing on the last one sample in the picture.
After this is was time to pick out details such as colours and small touches.
When I saw the finished products I was in a Kawaii Dream, they look perfect it was like the Di Depux knew what I was after and saw my potential in the design. I was so happy.



These are the final pieces, You can even change the colours to your own personal liking and change the text to a name or word. How cute and cool huh?!

''Trinity Heart's'' Collaboration with Di Depux and online Blogger of all things Cute and Japanese, Tartan Kawaii.

Inspired by the trends and fashion from the streets of Harajuku and my life-long love of staying kawaii (cute in Japanese.), I came up with the idea to design an image to be able to express this through the use of Jewellery accessories.
The Hearts represent past fascination, present obsession and dreams of the future. This relates to the passion of Kawaii Culture from Japan. This is only available at Di Depux.''
Tartan xox


This project means a lot to me as its proof that dreams can come true if you keep on trying- no matter how many knock backs you get. I really would love any of the Blog fans or friends who also adore Kawaii and J-fashion to get one of these necklaces! I  hope you have liked seeing the behind the scenes of the progress of my project and I cant wait to see you all wearing them!!