Showing posts with label Kawaii project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kawaii project. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Kawaii Interview Time with Misadoll

Its Kawaii interview time every cutie! Today we have a very cute person to interview and they have so much to share with us that we are going to jump right into the interview! huhuh!
so lets get to it - Yattaa!

Hi , Hi please do tell us more about yourself!

 Hello!~ My name is Misadoll! I'm 23, and I work in video games production. Aside from that, I own a Japanese-inspired fashion brand Pastel Doll (https://www.facebook.com/pasteldoll666?fref=ts)  with my friends Kaidoll and Celestiadoll. I love Lolita Fashion, and I also really like Creepy Cute styles. 

Can you remember when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?

 Since I was a little girl, I've played video games, so I think those were the gateway into understanding more about Japanese culture and being interested in Japan generally. I started having an interest in anime, and later on in my life I started taking Japanese classes. After visiting Japan when I was 20, I was really hooked <3 It's a beautiful place and it's full of kawaii culture!

Hehe so your a Kawaii addict too?!
What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?

copyright Pastel Doll
I like sweet things, and I think Lolita fashion is very elegant and beautiful. For me, it seems like kawaii culture builds communities of people with similar interests, and I think it's that sense of community that appeals to be me too.

Can you tell us what do word Kawaii mean to you ?

 Kawaii is something girls in Japan say A LOT. Kawaii is just the general essence of all things cute! I think it can apply to many different fashion styles, pieces of art, clothing and people! It's nice to hear such a positive word has become so popular <3

I love the sound of the word Kawaii myself , can you tell us what Kawaii styles would you say influence you and what would you say is your style?

I can never really settle on a particular style, and so I've got a mishmash of many subcultures in my wardrobe! My main fashion type is Lolita fashion and more recently, the Creepy Cute/Pastel Goth style. I also really like Fairy Kei, and have a fondness for Gyaru because it's a more grown up fashion. I love Ma*rs!

Where do you like to shop for your kawaii styles? ^^

 I usually buy a bunch of clothes in Japan and bring them back - Harajuku and Shibuya are amazing for cute fashion! I like Angelic Pretty for Lolita Fashion, and I own some items from GLAD NEWS and Ma*rs. And since I own Pastel Doll, I get all of my wigs from our store! <3 

WOAAH! that is so cool! Also I heard you won a model contest lately can you tell us more about it?

I did! It was all very exciting! Tokyo Royale is a store in Manchester specialising in alternative fashion, and they also have a range of Japan-inspired fashions. They hosted a modelling competition to be the face of the  brand, and to my surprise I won the contest! I was over the moon and very shocked, haha. I had a photoshoot with them not so long ago and it was really fun, I got to try on all sorts of cute clothes, and the other girls were really lovely too.

Sounds great congratulations , Can you give us a insight to what other Kawaii projects do you have planned?

For now my focus will be on Pastel Doll, I'm really excited to launch the store with my friends and I'm hoping people will really like our products. I want to bring this element of kawaii style to the UK and across the world! I love wigs, and I think ours are something new so I can't wait to show them to everyone. Stay tuned as we'll be launching sometime in the coming months!

OH can not wait to see how that works out for you *Excited* .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?

 I would say so definitely! Originally, I was a goth and only wore black, so becoming interesting in kawaii fashion has definitely changed my style a lot! My hair is very long at the moment with milky tea highlights, but over the years I've had many unnatural styles. My make-up is a little more subtle now for daily wear but when I'm going out or doing a cosplay, I bring out the circle lenses and lashes! 

Ah okay then do you have any 'can not live with out' items that are Kawaii?

 I have to say, I'm very fond of my pink Pokemon lunchbox from the Pokemon Centre in Japan. It's a little bento box, so I use it to take my lunch to work, haha. That's an example of a kawaii item I use everyday!

Kawaii- So where do you shop for Kawaii goodies?

 For goodies such as sweeties I usually head to Tofu Cute! Also, Artbox have a lot of cute things. I also really love Paperchase which is hugely popular at the minute and they have lots of cute stationary. 

What kind or anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to some one?

 I'm hugely into girly anime, so I like romance stories. I really like Skip Beat because it's fun, dramatic, and the main character seems really relatable and realistic! I also like Stepping on Roses which is a lot more fantasy based. Love Com is great because it's really funny! And finally I'd recommend Peach Girl because it's a classic love triangle story!

Can you tell us music what do you listen too?

I used to do a radio show called Moshi Moshi and it specialised in J-pop and K-pop so those are my favourites! I like all the typical bands like 2NE1, Girls Generation, 4minute, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu etc. I listen pretty much exclusively to these bands but I do like some other artists like Pretty Reckless and Porcelain Black.

Wow thats a lot of great music! Who would you pick Sanrio or San X ?

Sanrio <3 I went to Sanrioland, and omg the sparkles!

Haha!Am super jealous Sanrioland
!!! Okay And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?

I'm gonna go classic here and say Hello Kitty. I own so many kitty items it's unreal (I doubt as much as you thought Tartan!) * Tartan Laughs out loud and grins*
 My favourite character would probably be Sonic x Hello Kitty which is a plush character I won in Segaland. 

Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you?

 I think Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is amazing because she's built up a whole unique style and brand for herself. I also really love Sugarpill, because the way they built up their business is very inspiring especially for us as we are starting a business too! 

If you could go anywhere for a day where would you go and what would you do?

Well I would kinda have to say somewhere crazy, like the moon. My friend Celestiadoll loves space, so maybe she'd want to come too! 

Am your KAwaii Fairy and I want to know what would you wish for if you were granted 3 Kawaii wishes?

-To spread kawaii culture around the world! 
-For my kawaii business to do well <3 
-And of course, world peace! I couldn't leave that one out.

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me! <3

Well thats our Kawaii interview wrapped up with Misadoll! Check out the links below for the store and more about Misadoll and her
Projects!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Kawaii Photography

Hey every cutie, how are you all?
Well ,by know you would have noticed that I've added a new section on my blog of photography. Or if you have not look at the tabs at the top of my blog.
So this year is my year of a new adventure and project, I cant tell you to much about it..well cause I have not really done much with the project so far. Why?
Because I have not been to any conventions yet!  To be fair this years 1st convention will not be till the end of March in which I will be working on my other project too. However it gives me a great opportunity to get a taste on my photography project , which will be taking as many Kawaii photos as possible.
This year I enrolled in a few work shops in my local area and already have one under my belt and even with the basic knowledge applied to my photos of late they have improved vastly.  Am also lucky to have 2 willing models one being my cat and of course Chibi bean. There will be a vast change in my photos for the blog as am using it as practice and am very lucky to live in a area that is some what very pretty and lots of wild birds can be found some which are a bit shy... or you can find some who love to pose .Kawaii!

Last month I got my new Camera , I shall be working with a easy entry level DSLR Nikon 3200. Its a nice camera. I have lots to learn and have lots of time to prepare for conventions and any photo shoots I will be attending. Am super excited  and I can not wait ...Kyaaaah really can not wait for this year to get ready to roll !As well as getting my camera I will be building on my kit am only working with the bog standard lens for now.

So I will be at lots of convention's  mostly in scotland. I will be darting about for snapping away photos, I will be looking for Cosplayer's Fashion lover's and those who just look really Kawaii and cool looking as well as Kawaii products and Cute stalls so if you do recognise me please give me a shout ''Hey Tartan.'' gets my attention.  Also I have started up a Photography page '' Tartan Le Cuirot Photography,''on Facebook to act as a mini portfolio and that way you can all have a look and tag yourself! Yay!

This weekend is my 1st weekend out and about with my Camera in the city, Am hoping to take lots of photos around the city and looking for kawaii things to photograph. Also there is alot of interesting things in the city to look for. I wanted to mix my 2 passions of Kawaii and taking photos together and with my creative flare I hope I will make some great images. So I am going to be really busy!
Until then , here is my all time favourite photo I have taken with my old camera, Of the little blue Totoro gazing out the window for some adventure....

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!!