Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's All About the Momoberry Bling

Recently, Sanrio has released a brand new shopping experience. Momoberry, is a new sector of Sanrio that features accessories, clothing, Hello Kitty products, and even an exclusive line of fragrances and eyewear.  

The only Momoberry store is located in the heart of Los Angeles, but anything that is available in the store is also available online.  SO CONVENIENT!

This is a more sophisticated side of the Sanrio brand, which features finer materials, like leather, and more crazy embellishments.   

The Horror Movie!!! The Horror Movie!!!!

Halloween is almost here and it only felt right to base a post around something Halloween-y.  

Most of the great horror movies of my time have originated in Japan. Godzilla first arrived on the silver screen in 1954, and since then has appeared in 28 films!  Busy dino-lizard-thing!

Then there is the movie The Ring, which is a remake of a Japanese film called Ringu.  Both movies are based off of the same novel by Koji Suzuki.

One of my personal favorite remakes is the movie Dark Water. Originally a Japanese film, the movie is about floating water.  Spooky, I know.  Don't be scared, it's only a movie!

This year, i plan on honoring Halloween by watching some of my favorite horror movies, and then watching their Japanese originals.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Video Gaming Killed the Radio Star?

One of the biggest trends in the last five years has got to be video gaming, especially new and improved gaming systems. I'm not much of a gamer myself, but I am totally freakin' obsessed with the Nintendo Wii.

The system itself costs about $250, but it is totally worth it. The Wii is the most interactive gaming system I've ever played. It forces the user to get up and get active.

One of the best features about the Wii is that you can connect to the Internet and download old school Nintendo games like the original Super Mario Bros.

The Wii takes the old and combines it with the new, encompassing everything in between. I give this system two very enthusiastic thumbs up!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Art of Layering

Hot on the streets of Harajuku is the art of layering clothing.  I'm a huge fan of this trend because I think it adds a whole new dimension to an outfit that might otherwise be...well...BLASE'.

The term layering refers to putting one article of clothing on top of another.  This could mean putting a black t-shirt on top of a longer grey tank top.  It might be putting a green sock on top of a pink sock.  

The main reason I love layering is because it allows for self expression. So, knock yourself out and go layer crazy.  Go on wit yo bad self!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

How to Get Your Hair Super Duper Straight

One of the biggest crazes in the beauty industry right now is pin straight hair.  I don't know if any of you are like me, but i have wavy, coarse, puffy hair.  Basically, think of the complete opposite of soft, straight hair and that's what I have.

Also known as thermal reconditioning, Japanese hair straightening is a method of permanently straightening human hair.

Chemicals are applied to the hair, which is then ironed in sections.  The hair is then rinsed and blow dried.  This entire process could take anywhere from two to eight hours depending on the length and thickness of the hair.