Showing posts with label shop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shop. Show all posts

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Kawaii interview time- Gobbolino

Today's Kawaii interview is with a retailer. A ebay seller who sells at a store called Gobboline- who have a vast alternative styles with are cute, quirky and street fashion inspired,so lets get on with the interview and get to know the more about Gobbolino!

Hello Gobbolino, Thank you for taking part in Kawaii interview time!
Can you tell us how Gobbolino came to light and who works behind the scenes? 

We started our market stall in the electric ballroom in Camden town London in around 1998, I started by chance really. With the idea of doing nail art, at that time no one was doing this at all and I was good with a paint brush.
I got quite experimental piecing peoples nails with braddle putting hoops on. I also started to plait bright coloured hair extensions strands into peoples hair,using a glue gun to seal them to peoples hair. I started to sell a few pieces of clothing on the side, With doing nails and hair gluing business. That was when I noticed that,  I could get more money if I ripped it up and pinned it back together.
Before all that I was a shop girl in the wholesale district in Finsbury Park and had access to buying cheep garments in bulk as well as lots of factories that gave me free scraps of fabric. I was a mouthy little teenage and they probably gave me stuff to get rid of me lol 

What inspires you to create/make items for your store?

Ive always had a love of what teenagers are wearing its so fresh new and inspiring. The youth of today is always my inspiration I want to give them what they are looking for. 



What fashions would you say fit this store?

Wow, I think for the main part we are an underground brand so we sell anything the high street wouldn't be brave enough to sell.. Its all a bit quirky crazy sexy cool

What items would you recommend for J-fashion an Kawaii fashion from your store.

Kawaii fashion is so much fun super sickly sweet punk fusion its great. We have decoden phone cases, jewellery boxes, doughnut mirrors, crazy junk jewellery that are made from vintage my little Pony's as well has lace lolita headbands, furry bear hats, big bow hair clips in trillions of colours just to name a few 

What sort of people  would you say would enjoy shopping with you and your store.
I think its mainly alternative young ladies who are into grunge, indie, punk, kawaii, rockabilly, and goth's too.


Do you have a personal interest in harajuku or Japanese fashion?

It does interest me a lot ? Yes!  I can't wait for my copy of kera magazine to arrive from Japan every month  !

What have found to be the most popular items in your store and why do you think they are so popular?

This year, It has been the year of the head scarf. I think because anyone can rock it!



What pieces have you found most challenging thing you have made and what sneaky insights can you give us to up coming products?

Although at first making furry leg warmers was a great idea. But it became a nightmare to breathe in fake fur fluff!
It gets up your nose, mouth ...in fact everywhere, hand cutting gives you blisters and  its painful , its just horrible to work with. Please don't let furry leg warmers come back into fashion !

Oooh, What's coming next ? Well a large collection of tees and jumpers I've been scribbling and illustrating pictures all winter 


What other hopes do you have for Gobbolino for this year?
Its going to be a busy one that's for sure! Lots of meetings of what is coming next - Watch this space!

What do you  like about alternative fashion and aiming your products to that market?

Eccentric mad fashion is so much more fun, I remember at college them suggesting that  I design a collection for wallis . I decided then and there designing for a generic high street store was not for me and I would have to make my own way in this world.

Do you have any idols or inspiration?
I suppose early inspiration was the dark crystal, labyrinth and fantasy films really. Me and my friend would sit around and draw the characters together, its what we did for fun. 




Do you have a favourite Kawaii item of your own?

My personal dress sence isn't really kawaii, it doesn't really suit me.. In the summer and spring Im more of a trainer freak, big gold hoops and wear a lot of vintage clothing. I don't really have a set style but this winter i seem to have had a period of just buying everything in black smart look going on.. I also discovered Clarks shoes are actually the most comfort and style I've ever seen wooohhh!



Would you like to visit Japan and what would you do there?

I haven't been to Japan as yet, but its on my list of places to go although I have been exploring in the far east last year


And where can we buy from you?
You can buy on Ebay, Esty and my website!




And you can find me on Facebook and Instagram too!
http://instagram.com/gobbolino_uk


Thank you so much for taking part and telling us more about you and your store! I hope that some of the Kawaii readers will be heading over to your store and be checking it out! I hope every cutie also enjoyed the interview too!

Tartan <3

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hats,am addicted to Hats!


Hello every one, How are you all today?
I hope you are all keeping super Kawaii and have you noticed the darker nights! I do like this time of year cause I like to wrap up snug and cosy. However I so miss the sunshine, its been so gloomy and dark for the past month. Bleh! 


So for a while I have had a thing for Hair accessories and such when using my wigs but I have such short hair I cant really use them on my real hair.  But  then I got a thing for beanie hats and berets which I could use and its know developed into trucker snap back hats. 

Hehe any its all thanks to River Island and its sale that I know have 4 cute looking and very street like J-Fashion snap back hats. If you are following me on Facebook you will have seen lots of photos!
I am so glad they are snap back hats as I have a small head .  So they can be made smaller but also when I wear my wigs I need to change the size again to make the hat bigger to fit with the wig. So I tend to stick to the Hats that adjust with ease!

So here is a few snaps of my newest Hats sorry they are mainly instagram snaps!


A Sparkle crystals New York in Pink.

Pink and studs with leopard print hat.
a other Leopard print and black hat.

And my zebra style one hehe.
Yea...not sure why but completely addicted to hats hehe. You can find all these Hats at River Island and lots of other styles too. I really like the ones with the sparkles! I can be such a girly girl when
 I want to be...

Tartan 
xox

Monday, 23 September 2013

Review form Didepux

Hey every one! Its been a while right? Well am back from my holidays but before I yet again love you and leave you Kawaii fan's before I move house I am going to let you all have a look at my review from Didepux a online Esty store, I have been admiring this stuff for so long-I really should have ordered like ages ago haha!  So I got myself in gear took a jump and and ordered one of the necklaces I have been lusting over.
Lets check it out!

Because its a Esty shop its nice and easy to use and to pay for my order.It takes a while to come to the UK as its coming from Greece. My order took about 2 weeks to arrive. 



When I got my order I was shocked to find so much inside! 
 So much cute, shinys, so colourful and so much Kawaii. I have to say I was very impressed with the presentation.



Here is my necklace I ordered its Japanese for Dream. I hope by wearing it ,it will inspire me to reach my dreams and keep making new ones.

I also got a Free gift of a pair of cute blue flower earrings!




Here is a close ups of the necklace.



The item is very large in style and bold which is what made me fall in love with it, its pretty and cute and the chain has a fair weight to it, its not a overly long chain and sits very neatly when worn. I love the pink chain!


The items in my option are fairly priced, I wish the shipping was a bit less but never mind teehee!
I adore the styles and products here and like the fact that this necklace is a 2 layer pendent and has proven to be be sturdy against my 2 year olds grabby hands on shiny things..
 
When I have worn this (while on holiday.) It caught every ones eye and every one was interested in it.
Would I recommend this shop. . .YES! so much so I have returned to buy not just one more necklace but 3!!
My poor bank account hates me know haha. . .
Over all thoughts, Worth the money quality items for all fashions, with lots of inspired pieces from Japan. There is also a option to make custom name items too. 
Kawaii!
I cant wait for my next order and by then my camera which died on me while on holiday will be fixed and I will be back with internet..I just hope in the mean time my lap top will not pack on me..Am really not doing to well with technology  right know ...heh
Least I have my necklace to keep me looking great and Kawaii right?!
so check them out guys! Links below!

Next time I will be blogging from my new home! I cant wait to update you all with my Kawaii home decorating and touches teehee. So till next time Stay Kawaii!

Tartan
xxx







Monday, 29 April 2013

Strawberry's and Tartan

Hello every one ! How are you Kawaii Lovers, Its the start of the week are you ready to get kawaii with my review?

Yup, I been saving my moneys to spend in the online store called Kawaii Companions. Its a online store that you will find a small amount of kawaii goodies, don't go thinking oh they don't have much , well okay they do not have much but However! The products they have are utterly kawaii and adorable. Not to forget the great quality of the products ! (^_^)v
So, Lets go have a look at what I ordered.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Pinkoholic Review

Ah just in time with the Give away my 2nd order from Pinkoholic has arrived. I just love what this little online store has to offer,with new things every week its going to brake my bank balance!

                                      

So lets get on with the review already!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

BubbleGumCandyCane

Whaa! check out this Esty shop that has found its way to me,sweet sugary goodness and Kawaii overload.




''BubblegumCandycane offers super cute, dependable lolita/decora/fairy kei inspired accessories that will instantly cute up any outfit! Whether you're looking for a finishing touch to an elaborate co-ord or simply want to add a dash of cuteness to a casual outfit, there's something for everyone! ''