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Showing posts with label Blog. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tartan Kawaii in DisneyLand


Hey guys, am back. well I was not away very long but it me it felt like I have been away a life time, I have started 2015 with some Disney magic and adventure.

 I and my little family went to the wonderful world of Disney- A dream I have had since I was a kid. Though mind you I was a complete kid while I was at Disney. But then I think every one is who goes to Disney. I went to Disney Euro in Paris and had a mission to meet many characters and get many photos as possible. Donald Duck being high up on my list! 
I love Donald Duck.
So I could go on and on about how much fun and exciting the place is but am not going to, am gona be honest.... THE PLACE IS FRIGGEN AMAZING! I really loved it, however with taking Chibi bean it had a lot of draw backs from long waits with grumpy child or a hungry child or a child throwing a tantrum..oh wait. No that was me throwing the tantrum on the way home cause I really did not want to leave. lol

I think my highlights were just being there, hunting down and finding Donald duck and getting a photo with him. Meeting both Mickey Mouse and Minnie and being able to buy lots of cute things to add to my kawaii collecting. As well as spending lots of time together with my little family and having fun.
So here are some of my phone photos ones I took.
*Image heavy* 




Thursday, 21 August 2014

Back to being a Kawaii Mama and life again

Hey guys - how are you all?
So what's new? I have not done a Blog post in a while. I have been visited by the charm of mother nature - which have dragged me down and am back to the reality of the School Runs of being a Kawaii Mama. *sigh* Which has left me limited to blogging. See this is why I adore the school holidays I can get everything done! And not need to worry if I can get away with being Super Kawaii and having them odd looks from the other mums, in saying that am finding that they like my bright pink lippy , so I guess am braking them in slowly - heh-.

Do you ever feel that cause you love cute stuff or anything in this matter , that you have to tone it down around others cause your not up for explaining every single time that its just your style? I don't have the time to explain or express at 8am in the mornings while dropping off a 3 year old who likes to refuse to go into the class and then abandons me as soon as she see's her play pals. I just don't have time too. lol! I need to head back and use the very little time of freedom to blitz the house and tidy it up.

Over the holidays, I have been having fun with events and lots of play time with my daughter and spending time as a family its always nice and sometimes stressful. It also gives me a chance to explore and have some fun with Kawaii fashion with out getting the odd risen eyebrow from other mothers and have started up my You tube videos again - yay! On my You tube you can get enjoy my Kawaii Character Videos ! I hope to do as many as I can and try and do them every weekend. when I have the time too. Please Check them out if you like! Here is the Link!

The other week I went to a Alice in wonderland themed Cafe  which was a nice change, Its a nice place in Edinburgh City I was taken there are a treat with my Sister while we had been shopping.

I have a few photos on my Instagram from being there so check it out! Its a cute little place, that has bits and pieces form the Alice in wonderland movie and films. Such as a Table and Chair on the ceiling, The red queens rose garden and art from the movie's in frames that are all topsy turvy. It's more of a tea room than a cafe and plenty of brews to pick from the selected menu. We only had time for a rose lemonade and cake!

So while keeping busy I am also know contributing to a UK website full of interesting and up to date information from Games to Anime called Cyten worth checking them out! I will be their Kawaii lifestyle contributor along side Kawaii fashion Queen and cutie Aisha Anime! www.cyten.co.uk

I have a few upcoming projects and events at least these are a bit more spaced out that the start of the year! But I will be attending MCM - Scotland in a sorta attempt of Cosplay , keep a eye on my Facebook to find out some clues for this! As well I be at the Scottish Gaming Expo and  Aunchinawa this year.  So if you do spot me and wana come say Hello then be sure to come on over I don't bite and I will have my Camera on me too. Oh and am only 2 units away from completing my Photography course and I have some projects that I will be needing some models for! which is really cool too!

So yea sorry its a bit of a dull post but I thought maybe you all were bored of reviews and such and would love to get your feed back on the stuff you wana see, hear and know about on both my blog and you tube since am using both much more than I did in the past! - huhuh-
So till next time Laters

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Kawaii Interview time!

Hey every one today I have a interesting post for you all, I will be doing a few of these Kawaii Interviews with many volunteers around the world who wanted to take part! This is my way of getting others thoughts and feeling on Kawaii Culture to share with you.
Today am interviewing some one who is a lolita and Kawaii fan in the UK. Every one meet Suzanne!
So let's get on with the interview! Nyaa!

Hey there Suzanne, Thank you so much for taking part lets start with your set of Questions, I can not wait to hear your answer's . This is going to be so much fun!!

Suzanne looks so Kawaii even her pets are super cute too! Kyaa!



First off when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?

I have always loved Japan from as long as I can remember. I can remember my parents travelling there when I was just tiny about 4 or 5. I cherished the gifts they brought me back from there and I loved everything Japanese from that point on. I attended high school in Michigan, USA in the 80s and I was in love with J-Pop idols like Seiko Matsuda. I especially loved their cute fashion sense and use of adorable accessories. I travelled to Japan later in my life and I loved Harajuku street fashion especially. I knew then that I had kawaii in my soul! My first Hello Kitty item was purchased by my great-aunt (my grandfather’s sister) who got me a stationary set in like 1981!

Woaah! That so interesting, What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?

I think mostly the colours, characters and just overall emphasis on cuteness is the draw for me. I love that is innocent, childlike and just completely adorable. When I see kawaii things I feel happy!

Can you tell me what do 'Kawaii' mean to you?

To me, kawaii is obviously cuteness but it also sort of a freedom. By freedom, I mean it is very freeing to feel like you can dress, accessorise and be as cute as you want to be! Kawaii culture seems to transcend barriers that are present in many fashions, such as age, sex, size, race, religion – kawaii is completely non-judgemental and can be adapted to suit your own personal style very easily. I believe that with kawaii anyone can be themselves and the fashion is about going outside the norm and doing it in a way that expresses your cuteness!

Do you have a fashion that you would say is Kawaii and can you tell us a bit more about it?

My fashion is probably a mix of different Lolita styles (mainly sweet, classic, princess) with a touch of Fairy Kei mixed in. I adore pastel prints and sweet themes but I also appreciate the simple designs of a classic Lolita look too.

What styles would you say influence you?

I would have to say Lolita and decoden are my favourite style types but I do love the looks of Fairy and Visual Kei styles as well. The pastel colours and cute themes on the clothing and accessories just draw me. There are designers I love as well like Anna Sui (who is also from Detroit) and she makes the amazing things! I am also influenced by Japanese Lolita brands like Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright. Bodyline has many pieces that I like and it is a good place to start for staples to build your wardrobe in a cost effective way. Bodyline and Fan+Friend also offer many larger size to fit our Western body types.

How do you feel when wearing your outfits or kawaii things?

Wearing kawaii fashions and accessories make me feel happy and put me in a fun mood. I feel confident and pretty when I wear kawaii things.

HeeheeKawaii!!,
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?
Overall my style has not changed a great deal. I still like the same basic things (pastel colours and sweet things with a slight touch of bling). I have had some train wreck co-ords and I have looked like Lolita roadkill on occasion, but hey we all get it wrong sometimes!

Part of the beauty of the fashion is that anything goes and you have the freedom to be what you want! So it you can have fun with fashion! I think that fashion is meant to be fun and whimsical! Who wants to look like everyone else anyway? Not me!

Okay, What kind or anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to some one?
I used to adore manga – especially those with romantic story lines but anime has to be my favourite! I remember seeing anime productions from Studio Ghibli and later Akira in the late 80s and just thought they were incredible. I don’t think there has been one anime production from Studio Ghibli that I have disliked! I would recommend any of their films to anyone who has not watched anime before. My Neighbour Totoro is the best place to start but all of the productions by this team are very unique and lovely! I would also recommend an iPhone/iPad/iPod app called Anime Lib (short for anime library). That app is amazing and has thousands of anime series titles you can watch directly from your Apple device without downloading it streams well via wifi or 3G with no annoying buffering.

Do you like any Japanese Cute Music, what do you listen too?
I like a lot of the older stuff like Seiko and Nana Kitade as they were what I grew up listening to. I also like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Koda Kumi and Perfume and many others. I quite often to listen to Kawaii Radio which is sponsored by Keep-it-Secret (who have an amazing Kawaii Club – for anyone reading this that has not joined it, you should).

Who would you pick Sanrio or San X (the 2 most well known Kawaii Characters companies in Japan.) I know its a very hard Question this...
I do love them both so that is a hard question! I guess I would have to Sanrio because I do love Hello Kitty and all of her friends!

And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?
Hello Kitty and Chococat! I love them both so much!!! 

Yay! for Hello Kitty.
Have you made or created your own Kawaii inspired stuff? (eg cosplay, outfit, deco-den ect ect .)
I have not really made much myself apart from the odd skirt or headbow but I commission a lot of pieces from UK businesses such as:
  • 8th Sin Creations – for lovely accessories and amazing decoden and Laura is expanding to clothing now and I was the first person she made a JSK for and she is currently making me a cosplay outfit to be shown off on FB soon and at MCM London!
  • Stocking Shock – for lovely Lolita everything! Fuchsia is an amazing seamstress/designer.
  • Amehsaurus Handmade Accessories – Ameh does cute litte custom pieces and one off designs – many of which are very kawaii!
  • Rocking Horse Designs – for cute JSKs or skirts in many character prints.
  • Facebook sales sites like Lolita Sales UK are a good places to find exact things you want at decent prices but read things carefully to avoid disappointment! I recently bought the most beautiful Angelic Pretty JSK but it is like WAY too small for me – because I did not read the post properly so read and ask questions to be sure you are getting what you want.

I have completely transformed my boring office at work to a den of kawaiiness! I am quite proud of it and it remains a work in progress! Tartan, you are featured on my door in a super kawaii outfit! I love going to work in a fun office and I am very fortunate that my boss understands my creative side! I feel happy at work and love being in there – so in a roundabout way it makes me more productive at work. Keep an eye on my FB album because I have just commissioned some pieces form 8th Sin Creations which will be added shortly!


WOW!! Your office sounds so cool!
Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you?
OMG! There are so many people that inspire me! Where do I begin? Many of my friends inspire me everyday! My best friend Adele is amazing and always looks gorgeous. Her co-ords always match perfectly and she pays close attention to detail. She is my inspiration to make my co-ords as perfect as I can. Adele recently won first place in the Fruits Catwalk at J-Con (2013)!

 My friend Laura has amazing sense of style and is a gothic Lolita princess, not to mention she is stunningly beautiful like a model! Laura is my go to person for anything decoden! She is the queen of amazing decoden creations!!!
You, Tartan, I love your style! You are kawaii and put your personal stamp on things with some hip hop edginess. ( 
 OMG REALLY ME?!.) 

 Venusangelic is amazing for makeup and hair tutorials; I get some great ideas from her. I also love to read Intrinsically Florrie, which is a great blog written by Florrie Clarke. It is witty and cute and has loads of good ideas in it. Plus Florrie always looks amazing mixing Lolita and vintage pieces so that she resembles a Chanel model most of time. She is a very inspirational Lolita for sure!


Okay let's Play a game . Am a Kawaii Fairy...What would you wish for if you were granted 3 Kawaii wishes?I guess they would be to be instantly smaller so I could wear more fashions direct from Japan, to have enough money to afford to go to Japan twice a year for holidays and remain happy and kawaii in spirit for the rest of my life!  This has been a super fun discussion with you, as it taken me back to my kawaii beginnings! Thanks Tartan. Stay super kawaii always!!!

N'aaaw Thank's Suzanne I really am thankful for you taking part and getting to know you much more too!


I hope you all enjoyed getting to know one other Kawaii lover and Fan on my blog.
If you want to take part in the Kawaii Interview with me please do contact me by email or on facebook okay! I cant wait to hear from you all!
<3 Tartan xox



Monday, 2 September 2013

Hello September, We are 2 years old!

Hello every one! Woow can you believe that its September?! 
Which means...this blog is know 2 years old!! 


Kyaa! Time sure does fly ! Over the 2 years I have done videos, lots of photos and reviews, a insight to what I find Kawaii and what I like and doing so sharing my passion of Kawaii to every one who stumbles across this blog hehe! 
I have lots more stuff to come to the blog , I hope to gain more followers and likes via the facebook page, Am working on not just moving house and setting my family up and settle to a new home but also the side projects I have going on too, which are top secret teehee!

So I wanted to say a big thank you to all the companies and sponser's who have supported my blog and a HUGE Kawaii Thank you to all the readers who follow me and read  or even just glance at my Blog!


Tartan Kawaii


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Weather with a Kawaii Kitty twist

The weather is a huge topic,no matter where you go,some one comments on the weather and its been so so wet damp and cold here that means only going out if I really have to with chibi bean but the good news is that hubby has passed his driving exam we could take the car some time.
I am awaiting a harsh winter,I have a feeling it may be long snowy and very very cold. It would be nice to get some snow for chibi bean but it brings some problems along with it,but I really like snow.
So I decided to try and make a all weather post with super cute images and weather themed items that I love and are related to hello kitty !
Let the image spam start!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Origami lets make it cute.

Origami is the art from Japan of paper folding, ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku).I have been admiring the art since a small girl and only this year bought a starter kit to learn to make some.I through myself in the deep end and attempted advanced projects...My hope faded as my cranes looked like mush and my flowers looked like paper aeroplanes.

However like the Amigurumi,I kept trying over and over with scrap paper,then like the Amigurumi it clicked in place(maybe I was from Japan in my before life.....)Eventually I made a crane and was overjoyed after that,I went looking on the net for more things to make.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

We are one year old

One Year of Kawaii!

*0__0*
Wow Really been One year I have been doing this!?

The Blog has changed from what it used to be a pagan like dairy of my spiritual-ness then it became what it is today.
Its covered entry topics of Wigs,Fashion,outfits,Hello kitty,My personal life,Modelling,Lolita,Promo and advertising in the world of Kawaii!
I hope that my blog and its aim to help every one stay Kawaii and that I can keep doing this for many more years to come which is why I have added the new Donate Button.
I have a lot of projects planned and ideas for this next year of Blogging,

Until then We have Halloween coming up and  approx 15 weeks till Xmas which is going to be lots of fun with my Kawaii family.
Next year I hope to get into more new J-Fashion and Trends and lots of Kawaii Updates,Yes my hello Kitty collection is still growing!
I will still be on the Hunt of Kawaii and looking in ways of improving my Blog.
I am also looking for companies of Kawaii to contact me here or by Facebook  to be featured and take in my blog!



Till then Stay Super Kawaii
Tartan
x



Thursday, 28 June 2012

Happy Kawaii 100th Blog Entry!

WOW!
Have I really done 100 Blog post entry's ?
Already!



It is such a mile stone for me as I am Dyslexic and some times worry how my blog will read for others. 
I am so glad changed the direction of the Blog to all things Kawaii and made it more me with my personal entry's of the Shred and Modelling even my Love for Wigs!
I just want to Thank every one.

From the Company's,Sellers,Online shops.Other Bloggers and even the Models that all have featured and given me permission to use them in my blog!
^V^ 
Thanks you guys xxx

And A big Thank you to my Followers and Readers!
Because its you guys that are the ones that read my Blog and thank you for all the lovely Comments and support!

so lets aim to make the next 100 entry's even more Kawaii!
Keep up to date with me on my face book account and Kawaii Tartan Face book Page.
And Dont for get to seen me a Tweet!
Yay for 100 Posts!


Kisses
Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan
x



Thursday, 24 May 2012

Cute Creations

So I have a shop I want to Share with you,Its a cute online shop and the owner is so sweet.the shop is called Cute Creations its Online and adorable.With lots of goodies to go and check out.

all images belong to cutecreations.

I came across this site with the help of Facebook as my Facebook page is called Kawaii Kreations I did a search and found cute creations (we mean the same thing lol).After a few likes and Pms between each other.We did a Art Trade,one of my Crocheted Amigurumi's and I got a piece of custom Art done.
^__^
I requested for a Neko maid and I was so impressed with what I got,I like this style its not anime which is nice for a change so many are doing anime,Its a little Chibi like but I love that.Its so smooth and well done.This lady has so much talent!


Dont you think it looks like me yes I know I have brown eyes...but they are blue in my mind.
its just so cute!
*heart*
Have you noticed she is on my Blog?
Yyup there on the right hand side at the top 
*^__^*
Also she has a new new things in her shop so I am gona show you them because they are so cute and kawaii not to be shared.

One of the many a Cute necklace.


Spooky Kitten and pumpkin on a phone strap.


One of the newer logos on a tee shirt.



Cute Tee's!

There is a lot of goodies waiting to be found and you can find them all with the following Links below!
and
The Blog and dont forget your Twitter updates.

Stay super Kawaii
Xxx