Thursday, 12 December 2013

Stay cute or die trying!


Hey cute things!
I hope you are all well. Last November I took advantage of Black Friday thanks to online shopping and found a shop called Stay Cute or Tokyo Hardcore on Facebook.
Any way I was delighted to get my order in the mail today!This time of year I have so much coming in the mail from orders for Christmas form family or to family,Birthday gifts for chibi bean, stuff for the house and your daily stuff, that you use all the time and the I've just ran out of it stuff.... and  of course My own kawaii shopping for the blog - oh boy the post man is super busy!! No wonder am broke so quickly at midway through the month! 
 But hey once everything is out the way this month I can use next year to save up for a 3DS and a DSLR and a class I want to sign up for next year ! 

Ah the Kawaii Life its a hard one.*nods* So lets get on with my un-boxing from Stay Cute.


My Parcel took about 2 weeks to arrive to the UK. Which I more a less expected and it was easy enough to order.


I was a bit disappointed to find that my order was not really presented in some way, However the main thing is that everything was safe and sound in the box.   I was happy to get my order as I had been looking forward to it.


It was the slogan  Stay Cute or Die Trying that I thought was so funny espicaly when my excuse for every thing is '' Aww but its cute!'' And I say Cute and Kawaii all the time haha!


I got myself the very cute snap back hat, It has Stay Cute on it with a dripping style text and a really nice clash on the hat with the flowers. Which works really well together. The hat is really good quality and made well and looks great when worn with my normal hair and wigs.


I went for the top in a bigger size as I love my over sized style tops and you can layer them in winter to keep you cosy! I really like the top its got 3 quarter length on the sleeves. Again the top is made well and really good quality material and the printed texted on it is super clear.  And looks really trendy on and works well with the Hat too!It make a really nice overall look rather street like looking but still sweet and cute at the same time.  Over all am very pleased with my order.
I took a while to customize my wigs so that I had really puffy looking hair , so I might do a small video of that once I get myself a new tripod for filming.



You can find all the links here!
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/STAYCUTEXO
Twitter
https://twitter.com/staycutexo
Instagram
http://instagram.com/staycutexo
Website
http://instagram.com/staycutexo

Till next time


Tartan
xox

Monday, 9 December 2013

Hello Kitty and Kawaii Christmas


Hey Cute things!
I hope every one is getting into the festive mood, not long till Christmas!

Yay! 



So, It was 2 years ago when I did my Hello Kitty Christmas Tree. Can any one remember it?

Let me remind you.This photo can still be found on Google  and spread like wild fire over the Kawaii cyber world, It was the one post that put my blog on the path of Kawaii!
It was more of a Purple in colours and my cute white tree!



The 2nd year I went more Silver and pink with even more Hello Kitty's placed in my Tree....
This year in celebration of Christmas and Chibi beans Birthday! ( yup 3 years old on Christmas day!!Kyaaaa where did the time go?!).
The Hello Kitty Tree is back...And even more Kawaii. Even more Pink and Lots more Hello Kitty and a few extra cuties too...This years Tree...




What do you think? I have beaten the last 2 years with more Kawaii?!

Can you see the new Kawaii cute characters I have added? I really hope you like it cause here comes some photo spam!!


Tree close ups with lots of Pink and Hello Kitty, who likes the cute pink bows I found too!?
Lots of Princess Chocolate and Candy canes on the tree too!
Yummy!






New cute Characters fitting well in my Pink Kawaii theme!
Hey there My Melody, Hi Domo Kun!



And some more Kawaii Friends down at the foot of the tree!
Do you like Totorro's Santa hat?
Heehee!





I hope you enjoyed seeing the Tree pictures!
Hope your having fun dressing your tree's and making them Kawaii too!
Nyaa.






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!!


 


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Kawaii sticker Idea's!


Hello Cuties, I hope you are all well.
I've been rather unwell that past few days, but a small smile was brought back to my face when I finally got my order of a Kawaii Haul. It was stuck in customs. Any way my order included a whole bunch of new stickers to add to my obsession of them. I was finding it hard to keep them neat and in some sort of storage. My letter/stationery folder is ready to burst!  I really need to get a much stronger one to use as  really can't help myself buy cute letter sets and stickers hehee! Any one get any ideas for storing Letters and stationary sets that can be neatly organised and Kawaii?!



Can you spot some Kawaii Characters from Japan??
When I was cleaning out a drawer in my room  the other day, I came across a empty photo album. That was when I had the idea. Why not store the stickers in the photo album!




 With the pockets being clear, I would be able to see them. And I would be less likely to have them go missing! Such a simple idea, I just removed the stickers out of the packaging they are in and then they are ready to slip in the pocket . You could also use a ring binder and at a space hole punch the sticker sheet. As an alternative way to store them! 



I also decided this year, to buy some cute Christmas stickers to add to the Christmas cards am sending which make the envelopes that much more festive and cute. I picked little cats in santa outfits and they had other Christmas items too that are utterly adorable.They don't have to be Christmas ones you could pick any, or you could just add them to the envelopes or the parcels anyway! I like to think that ,the postal service also get a smile when they see the stickers on the address labels too. 

Video here of the Kawaii Sticker Album here
http://instagram.com/p/hoPeFILTu5/

Have you done anything cute for Christmas yet? 


I hope when am feeling a bit better to buy lots of cute decorations and set them all up soon!

Till next time ...