Hello Baby! Just when you thought the Hello Kitty craze couldn’t go any further … oh, yes, they really went there this time. Case in point: the Hello Kitty maternity hospital in Taiwan, where moms-to-be are attended to by nurses in pink uniforms, the newborns are swaddled in HK blankets, and bubbly Sanrio images decorate the place. To add to the creepiness, babies also get a pair of whiskers as a souvenir. The cartoony facility is supposed to ease the stress of giving birth, but the first thing that came to mind when we saw this was the horrific image of an obstetrician wearing a giant Hello Kitty head sitting between your spread legs saying, “Here kitty, kitty.” Check out some more pics after the jump! [InventorSpot.com] Keep reading »
Who says you can’t play with your food? While we never thought “adorable” was a word we’d use to describe our lunch, these Hello Kitty and cartoon-inspired bento boxes merit the term. Yum. [Irresistable.fr] Keep reading »
Okay, ladies, it’s Friday, it’s Spring, it’s time for a healthy debate. Are these Hello Kitty boxer briefs hot or not? On one hand, it’s like, Hello Kitty underwear is bad enough, but on a guy? Hells to the no, right? On the other hand, damn that model is rockin’ the kitty. But could a guy who doesn’t have Herculean shoulders, a toned six-pack, and an ass you could bounce your favorite stud earrings off of really pull these off? What say you, ladies? Yay or nay? [via KittyHell] Keep reading »
It’s been a little over a month since I got engaged, and other than securing a date and spot for the wedding ceremony (late July in a small Central Park garden), I haven’t done a thing to prepare. To tell you the truth, some days I don’t bother putting on my ring, and sometimes I forget I’m even engaged until someone sends me a link to a wedding dress or an invitation design I might like. It’s not that I’m not thrilled to have found someone I want to spend the rest of my life with, because I am, it’s just that I find this whole wedding planning process incredibly tedious. Obviously, a Knot Bride, I am not, but the thing is, I’m really not an Indie Bride or Offbeat Bride, either. Is there a site for the Indifferent Bride? Keep reading »
Barbie just doesn’t cut it for little girls in Japan, who would rather play with Licca-Chan, a rival doll. So instead, Mattel, Inc. will cater to adult brides when it launches the Barbie Bridal line, a collection of wedding gowns complete with ruffles and bows embroidered with the Barbie logo, only in Japan in June. “Once our apparel brand is established, then we can go back to our core target, kids,” said John Cullen, vice president of Mattel Brands. Offering Barbie-themed wedding dresses seems like a disastrous plan for Mattel to bolster the Barbie brand in Japan, but really, it’s not at all far-fetched. Keep reading »
This new ad for MAC Cosmetics is a surreal, kinky take on Alice in Wonderland, featuring a trip through a (ahem) pink tunnel that takes Alice into a faraway land, where she gets molested by a roving gang of shirtless, male, SM-styled Hello Kitties. Well, then! Apparently, the four-minute, outre mini-movie is a tie-in to the new Hello Kitty-MAC collaboration. This time around, though, Hello Kitty goes black, and the product line includes Hello Kitty “kitten-eyes,” crosshatched fake eyelashes, Hello Kitty On the Prowl platinum nail polish, and a Hello Kitty plush doll in black pleather. Clearly, all things Alice in Wonderland are looking to be the new new thing. Tim Burton is at work on a live action/stop motion new movie version of Lewis Carroll’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway. Who knows if Burton’s redux will be quite so fetishistic as this. Keep reading »
Most little girls (and even some boys!) have a moment where they play in mom’s makeup, pretending to be a grown-up woman. But is the reverse true as well: do grown women like to play in makeup that looks to be for little girls?
Barbie for Stila, featuring makeup mimicking Barbie’s looks over the past half-century appeared in January. Blue Smurf makeup for Too Faced also came in January and a Hello Kitty collection from M.A.C. — a pink kitty adorns all-black makeup cases — debuts this February.
I love the Smurfs and Barbie as much as the next girl, but what’s up with all the cartoon characters on makeup? And what’s next? Care Bear-inspired pastel nail polish? Strawberry Shortcake red lip gloss? Dare I even suggest orange Garfield eyeshadow? Help me make sense of all this kitsch, after the jump…. Keep reading »
These have been some serious times lately. We’re at war, our economy is down the toilet and now we have to choose our next president. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun on election day. Since you can’t wear any partisan paraphernalia at a polling site (it’s viewed as campaigning), we suggest you wear this whimsical Hello Kitty T-shirt, instead. The famous character shows her red, white and blue pride on a hockey-style tee with a vintage wash. And the “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Hello Kitty” slogan gives you an excuse if your actual candidate falls short of his promises. [$19, Alloy] Keep reading »
Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty? The only problem is once you get to a certain age Hello Kitty can seem a little juvenile. But this stationery, with its design of Hello Kitty and colorful mosaic patterns on a black background, is adult and chic, which is actually the name of the design. Forget email. Your friends will really love to receive a personal missive written on this fun stationery. [$6, Sanrio] Keep reading »
The War in Iraq, the recession, the high price of gas, the second season of Gossip Girl is over…sigh. What the world needs now is love, sweet love! And Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty, have wrapped some up in two cute little furry packages with a big pink bow! They just announced some new characters called Cherinacherine — two besties with big brown eyes that live in a cherry forest. Squeal! Sanrio, of course, plans on merchandising up the wazoo, but guaranteed you’ll want it all too. Who could say no to those adorable little furballs? [Mainichi] Keep reading »