Showing posts with label Colours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colours. Show all posts

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Kawaii is not just one type of Fashion or Colour Pallet

Hey every cutie, am sure that all of you know that ,Kawaii is used in many kinds of fashions.

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But have you noticed it gets more of an association on more fashions than others, Lets focus on J-Fashions, There is so many kinds and many sub fashions.But have you noticed once  these reach out of Japan and slowly make their way to the UK there is  are only a few main ones that stand out and some even stay in the UK. Some times Trends come this way but they don't last as long as they do every where else.

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Am gonna pick a few like of Sweet Lolita, Fairy Kei and say Hime Gyaru. Okay so I may or may not have picked  some fashions there because they are all often have the use of Pastel shades.
It did not take long for then Pastel shades to also become kawaii, I have no issue with that at all. These colours and styles seem to be a bit more accepted in the alternative fashions and in the UK, But what about all the other  brighter

Fashions. I wonder if  and why they are being left out?
With so many styles getting more attention that other ones ,you often find these  Lighter colours will come up on a Google search more often and tagged a lot more on tumblr, than the other colours, I guess I wanted to share that Kawaii is not just one Colour Pallet or shades, its every shade and Pallet. Its also can be in every fashion and style.

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 I wanted to do a post on more colourful , brighter and more Creative styles of Kawaii. Personally I wonder why many do not wear these sort of fashions -


Is it because the UK in fashion and in the public eye, is not very brave to stand out and be Brighter. Is it because we are to wear dull colours to work/school and get so comfortable that we forget about a splash of colour? Or are we scared to stand out from the crowd and be different?Are we scared to look like we are clown's escaped from a circus? Can we wear Kawaii and Bright Colours together? Maybe we are to mature to wear something that might look childish to on lookers which is why Pastels are easier to wear and not stand out as much.

 I know am very lucky to be able to wear what I want  more a less every day but even I find I end up wearing darker colours at times.
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But because I have made a promise to be more colourful in outfits and more kawaii maybe my post here might inspire you. Its also very easy to do is well ! But let's get some inspiration form the streets of Japan where I think we can at least pick a few ideas and adapt them to our own styles.

I guess most inspiration comes from Harajuku Fashion trends, then adapts its way into other fashions. I can imagen that there is new and wonderful ideas coming from there all the time. I love seeing the styles that are colourful in primary shades of colour (Red Blue and Yellow btw.)

There is lots of over the top and layering in some Kawaii fashions but you don't have to do this you can make your outfits kawaii in a simple way and can you can bring in brighter colours with this too.


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Mixing styles together is so much fun too. What about Pastel shades with Street styles or Adding brighter tones to your normal Lolita wardrobe? Do you have any crazy accessories or items that you could easily use or even re-vamp to use. DIY Kawaii and hand made are a huge thing over in Japan fashions too.

What do you think? Do you think Bold colours will make a come back. Do you think Bright colours are Kawaii or not? What are your thoughts is Kawaii limited to only girly pastel shades or your imagination is the limit .

But remember , Wear what you enjoy wearing.
Find more inspiring (photo spam) Photos and Looks of all colours of the rainbow below. You can also find lots more at Tokyo Fashion street snaps.
Tartan <3

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Kawaii Christmas ideas

Hello every one.
How about a Kawaii special for the run up to Christmas I've been making up a few of my own ideas  over the past wee while but have found some Kawaii stuff on the net too,so lets get Kawaii this Christmas for not only you but for your loved ones also.
Lets look at some Kawaii ideas when it comes to decorations,gift wrapping and over all cute-ness.

photo by Marceline on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/diskant/2104896651/in/set-72157603440214279/

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Barry M review

I spoke of Barry M cosmetics before,the reason i like these products is cause they are NOT tested on animals  like other brands so I don't feel so guilty,I like other brands too because the good but really that is not the best excuse...so maybe I could look into swapping all my stuff to BarryM.
So I put in a order via the web site,I do have a local store that sells Barry M but they never seem to restock often so I bought from the web site here.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tartan meets the lovely Peach Nia



This is the 1st Kawaii Interview on Stay super kawaii,who I will be interveiwing Peach Nia a stunning lady with class and a huge love for animals.Please be gentle its my 1st ever Blog Interview!


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''My name is Peach Nia
I live in the north of England with my lovely husband and furbabies.
 I am a huge animal lover, vegetarian and love to make things!

Being such a huge animal lover I loathe animal testing.

I try to educate people about this kindly, without the horror stories or upsetting images, instead through kindness, love and education.


Being a crafty gal I love the idea of creating our own cruelty free products and living as chemical free in our home as we can.I adore making things, all manner of things and all manner of crafts. 

I fell in love with all the japanese cuteness 10 years ago, the fake food with faces theme really captured me. 


My crafts developed so much that I finally had my own website called dollyday.co.uk selling my cute handmade jewellery of fake chocolates and cupcakes etc. I loved it. Sadly due to illness I had to close my site so now I tend to create for friends and family and recently make things for charity which I love.

I like to dip my toe in as many crafts and give them a whirl. 


I can sew, sculpt clay, use resin, crochet and knit although I am a begginer in the last two.Through my blog I also adore to promote other women and companies that really inspire me with their creations.''



Hello Peach,Thank you so much for being my 1st Kawaii person to interview!


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 We would love to get to know you more can you tell us more about your furbabies?



I have three gorgeous moggies (Cuba, luna and Oreo)
I have two amazing Chihuahuas (Captain and Levi) They are my babies.
I don't have human children but I feel I have my furry kids and spoil them rotten!! 

They have taught me a lot about love, forgiveness and compassion and how to play!
They astound me, they have such a zest for life and endless love to give.
We can learn so very much from animals.






How do you do your part to help all animals and their charity's?


A portion of my Husband's wages each month go to our charity The Dog's Trust, a wonderful organisation that helps a great deal of dogs get rehomed. 
They never put a healthy dog down and I love the amazing work they do, the education they give out all for dog's health and happiness.


I give to the PDSA, which is a very special charity that helps people on low incomes with vet treatment for their animals. 
There are PDSA hospitals dotted around the country and all funded by donations, no government help, so it really is super important to help them. 
Without them the people on lower incomes could not afford to take their pets to the vets, so those animals would suffer, die or end up in a shelter, so it really is close to my heart to help them.
What I would like to do is create a line of goods (handmade) where all the profits made go to these charities I have mentioned and more animal charities. I would love to fundraise too. I have a few ideas. I'm just getting started.


In What  other ways can we do our bit to help animal Charity's?

I am a big advocator of using cruelty free products.
 I won't go into details but animals are tested on in such vile ways!
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So I use natural ingredients in my home to clean it, like Vinegar, bicarbonate of soda etc. 
I make my own products many times.
I educate others about it on my blog and I support The Hadwen Trust, a very special trust that fights for humane non animal medical testing.
They do such fantastic work, really worth giving support to, if you care for animals.

Tell us, when did you start getting into crafting?

I sadly fell ill with Fibromyalgia a decade ago, so couldn't work. I have a very active mind so crafting was a pefect way to occupy my mind/hands and keep me out of mischeif!
Clay and felt were my first mediums. I made all fake food related items, like cupcakes, chocolates etc.

When was the 1st time you came across the word Kawaii and when did
 you fall in love with Kawaii fake faces with Kawaii expressions?

I first came accross it (the word kawaii ) about 9 years ago online, along with "sweet lolita" and "Japan" etc, I then found out all about the wondeful cuteness of Japan, with all the sweet "food with faces" fake food jewellery and sweetness of fashions, which at the time was a huge relief from all the over sexual images in popular culture.
 The sweet ruffles, cute smiles, knee high socks, it all was very "me" I fell in love with it all. I didn't want to look "sexy" I wanted to look "cute" It aligned with who I was perfectly.








Do you like any anime or anime films?

I love Anime! My favorite is Spirited Away...My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. I have a lot of anime I am yet to see though!
I find the animation just beautiful, real eye candy and the stories are magical. They are a great way to escape into fantasy worlds. I just adore them.


Tell me what is your favourite Colour?

My most favorite colour is turquoise. I love it as a hair colour, in clothing, to look at I find it very calming.


Where do you see your self in the next 5 years?

In the next five years I would be thrilled if I had created a line of handmade goods for charity that sell well.
I would love to be doing very well with fundraising.
I would also love to be moved to Brighton by then too.
I would love to be illustrating by then.
Whatever I do and wherever I am in five years.
I and sure it will be where I am supposed to be.


Oh my you are going to be very busy then !
What would you like to achieve one day and what's you biggest Dream?

I have many dreams! I would love to be able to illustrate, be a graphic designer. 
My passionate dream is to really make a difference to animals somehow. 
I want to make a difference in the world! 


Peach you have so much passion for your animals,nothing makes me sad hearing about all those Kawaii animals have no voice to stand up to the abuse and treatment they have to go through.
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So Lets give what we can to some charity's that Peach Nia Supports!
Links :

http://alovelylittledeer.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/lovelylildeer

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollyday/sets/72157624328803553/


http://www.pdsa.org.uk/


http://www.drhadwentrust.org/


http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/


http://www.leapingbunny.org/



Stay super Kawaii

Tartan
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