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!!


 


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 ...



Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Wig Set


Hey Cuties!
Today my wig order came in, its not much of a order but am super happy cause its come right in time for the maid cafe am helping out at on saturday! I was worried my blonde in pink wig was gona tie me down with weight of the clip ins. 
which would annoy me and there is way to much hair I think it would just not work...So when Lockshop announced the new set in stock I was happy to see it was a short bob style wig with 2 clip ins. That you can add to the bob style and make it look extra kawaii!

They come in a range of colours I loved the Honey one but I knew I already had a base bob from the Candy Curl set in Pink Cherry so instead of buying a whole set I got the clip in's only and took a leap of faith that they would match in shade. 

All the colours are very nice and pretty  and you could mix and match the clip ins with the same base shade with the other wigs from the Lockshop.
So lets take a look at the photos!


All wrapped up pretty!



My new Clip in's in the shade Cherry Pink I adore that shade!
Wonder, who that fuzzy creature is to the side?! A clue to my next blog post maybe?!



Yup I got the ring too, I had been looking at it for some time and since I had the funds for it, I went ahead and ordered it too . I do not have many statement rings.

Again I used the cheaper method of shipping and I've not had any issues with shipping with this company at all - All my wigs but 2 have come form the lockshop. 


So this is the base wig  from Candy curls and these are the clip in's that are the same shade, As you can see they match. (Yay!) Again ive had the Candy curls set since they came out and compared to a brand new item from the lockshop the base wig is still as soft and silky as the clip in's. Which means I must be looking after my wigs well and the lockshop wigs are great products. 



Worn right out of the bag, You can keep them in the shape they are in. Or you can brush them out and or back comb them. I will be keeping mine in shape for the maid cafe. I might give them a back comb for my other J-Fashion styles.



The ring is adorable , its a free size so it fits every one by adjusting the back.
Sound out the letters and the symbol and its says Cutie-pie. You cant see from this picture but the ring has some glitter on the lilac colour.
Nyaaa!!




I am not wearing much make up today as during the week, I do not always have time hehe. I love my cute red lip tints though! They are great for Casual days and quickness!
Am super happy with my new clip in's, I can not wait to wear them as Maid Tartan and also what creative ideas I can come up with them.
I might think about the Honey set, but then I will have to wait till after Christmas as I've asked Santa for a Lockshop wig, hehe.

Have you tried Lockshop yet?  What wigs do you like?





Tartan
xox



Monday, 2 December 2013

Welcome to the new look on the blog!

Welcome every one and check out my blogs new style and overall look!
Its this not shouting out '' Super Kawaii!!''
I really have been itching to have it all come together. The lady who put all her time and soul into this hard and stunning work is artist Minty Kitty Art!
Am so happy and pleased to have this all done for my blog and so pleased with the talent and skill that Minty Kitty Art has. Not only has she made the most awsum images, she tapped right into my style and tastes and I put my complete trust in her and her work. I can not recommend her Art enough.

Thank you soo much for your hard work! I can not express how happy I am with everything! (am a loyal customer for life! ) I love it soo soo much! Plus know my blog looks very professional looking hehe!
If you can not see what is new?! A run down is the new title and header, The stunning back ground, my new Kawaii mascot Chibi Tartan!( Who happen's to look a bit like me, if I was that perfect in beauty and was a anime character haha) . Lots of Cute Button's for the blog, a new Facebook banner too.
Twitter and Facebook have had a mini make over too!
If you are looking for a new look or some Art check out Minty Kitty Art!
New look on Facebook
New look Twitter link
Lots of exciting stuff coming to the blog so what this space, till then...




Minty Kitty Art
https://www.facebook.com/minty.kitty.art?fref=ts

All copyrights to Minty Kitty Art.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Adding to the San-X to the family

Hey Cuties . I hope every one having a nice weekend! Wow I can not get over that its December. Yep am getting way to excited maybe because I know my own Christmas gifts from the hubby have been ordered!!
Also am really wanting to get the tree up but I have to wait as there is a few cables in the house that we need to ''hide'' and secure down with techi stuffs in the house lol! Once that is done am sure I can get started on the decorations and I have also almost completed the Christmas shopping , *YAY!!* Just have to finish one off! Have you started or finished your Christmas shopping yet? 
So today post is one about my obsession for Plushies, Fufflies and Soft toys. Am such a child at heart. Of late, I stopped buying Hello Kitty stuff from September- a big thing for me. Okay... I have bought Hello Kitty stuff BUT! not for me its to do with the Hello Kitty Group on Facebook me and my Kitty Junkies set up. Here is the newest cute characters I have bought!
I already had a Rilakkuma plush, but he was so lonely I took a while to find the right size of his friend Korilakkuma, Don't they look adorable together?!


Oh and I also found their other friend...Kiiroitori!!


Are these not the cutest ever!!
Here is more Kawaii Cute photos of them all together . Hehe.




I am going to be next year doing up the spare room to become a Kawaii Rilakkuma themed room for me to escape too! And it will be a guest room too thought I think after this post I might have a few more folk wishing to stay if there will be lots of Rilakkuma cute-ness to welcome them at my house hehe!!
I hope every one is ready for the Blog's Update look next week!
till then...