Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Urban Chic...Japanese Style

BAPE stands for A Bathing Ape and are one of the most popular brand of shoes in the urban/hip hop world.  BAPE is a company that was started in 1993 in Harajuku, Japan by Tomaoki Nagao.

BAPE is known mostly for their crazy sneakers that feature patent leather and super bright colors.  These kicks are a favorite among high profile names like Kanye West, Pharrell and Jay-Z.

The detail and unique quality of BAPE products doesn't come cheap though.  A pair of BAPEsta sneakers will set you back a few hundred bucks--a very well spent couple hundred if you ask me. But hey, can you really set a price on lookin' fly?  

I didn't think so either.

Check out this awesome music video "I got me Some Bapes" by Soulja Boy!!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Hello Kitty has a villain? JIGGA WHAT?

A lot of people are familiar with Sanrio's super cute character Hello Kitty.  You know, the kitty cat with no mouth.  Well, what people usually don't know is that Hello Kitty actually has a villain.  Enter Kuromi stage right.

Kuromi is just as cute as Hello Kitty and her favorite colors are black and pink.  She hates Hello Kitty, but loooovvvesss boys.  She may have a tough exterior, but inside she's just like the rest of us girls.

Hot Topic just recently released exclusive Kuromi gear.  It's the follow up to the Super Cute Hello Kitty line that was also released as an exclusive for Hot Topic.  


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Knockout Collabo!

So, nothing tickles my fancy more than when two of my favorite things join forces to equal one super awesome...thing.  Famed Japanese designer, Tokidoki, and Sanrio have come together to release a series of Hello Kitty merch.

There's everything from keychains to pencil cases to a tote bag, and they all feature Hello Kitty dressed up in the Tokidoki cactus suit.  SO FREAKIN CUTE <3

These types of things just melt my itsy bitsy heart.