I forgot about these pics I took at Party Bazaar way back in June (getting stuff for my son’s birthday party). Basically, Party Bazaar is a store dedicated to party supplies whether it’s birthdays, a Hula party or some other party. They’re located right by the Main Street Skytrain Station. Anyways, while I was there I discovered they have a Hello Kitty birthday party section. Here’s what I saw (prices are pretty reasonable there by the way!):
So many times people have asked me where can I find Hello Kitty luggage. Well, I was at a Sanrio Store in Alderwood Mall (Lynnwood, WA) and found some perfectly cute pieces.
I’m excited to tell you all about the new Hello Kitty collection of shoes from Twenty10 Footwear who has been licensed by Sanrio to bring us some super adorable Women’s shoes. The collection will include ballet flats, pumps, sandals, rain boots, fur lined boots, sneakers and more!
Here are some examples:
Here’s the press release:
HELLO KITTY BY TWENTY10 FOOTWEAR SNEAK PREVIEW AT ENK WSA
Lifestyle footwear line for women of all ages, holding exclusive licensing for Hello Kitty, is set to debut in Las Vegas.
Los Angeles, (July 11, 2011) – Los Angeles based Twenty10 Footwear will be offering a sneak preview of its Holiday 2011 and Spring 2012 exclusive Hello Kitty women’s footwear collection at the ENK WSA Show in Las Vegas, July 27-29. Excited to be part of the revamped trade show, Twenty10 Footwear looks forward to the clout and attention that ENK brings to the new WSA show.
The anticipated debut of the Hello Kitty footwear line will feature small capsules of collections that exhibit the Hello Kitty spirit and will appeal to brand supporters of all ages. Each capsule represents Hello Kitty’s travels around the world uniquely reflecting her personal style and taste and simultaneously offering something for everyone. The collection will feature a full range of footwear styles including but not limited to: form fitting ballet flats, tall but not too tall wedges, open-toe/platform/slingback pumps, versatile low and high boots for rain/surf/sand, athletic and casual sneakers, and a selection of sandals.
“There is no better platform to preview a new brand than at ENK WSA, its where footwear professionals will be.” said Alain Malka, owner of Twenty10 Footwear. “The new merger of ENK WSA offers amazing exposure and brings together buyers and brands, and creates a thriving environment for building lasting relationships.”
The ENK WSA show will take place from July 27-29 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas. Twenty10 Footwear will be exhibiting at booth #5108. For more information on ENK WSA please visit http://www.wsashow.com
ABOUT TWENTY10 Footwear
Founded in 2010 by Alain Malka, Twenty10 Footwear exclusively holds the Hello Kitty license for women’s footwear. The Hello Kitty brand is a universal icon that has grown into one of the most identifiable brands worldwide, continually charming and appealing to women of all ages. The seasonal line will offer a wide array of styles with something for every shopper. Malka is bringing his 30+ years in the footwear industry to the brand and looks forward to as much success with Twenty10 Footwear as he received while building the Charles David brand. Twenty10 Footwear will be found in top-tier department stores and boutiques across the globe, and looks forward to becoming a staple for Hello Kitty fans worldwide. Photo-ready images for the media are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I went photo crazy while I was at Sephora at Pacific Centre Mall (downtown Vancouver) because they had the most adorable Hello Kitty stand full of Hello Kitty make-up, nail polish, bags and more!
I was at Lonsdale Quay (if you’re visiting Vancouver, just take the seabus from Waterfront Centre and you’re there) when I found a great little stand selling cell phone covers. Well, I happen to need one bad for my phone. I’m sure other mommies will understand how often one’s phone crashes to the ground when they’re playing with their kids. Anyways…there’s a great little shop called Cell Spot Wireless and they had tons of Hello Kitty covers. Here are a few pics:
I think I saw at least 20 Hello Kitty covers for iPhones and iTouches. A really good variety if you’re looking for a Hello Kitty cell phone cover.
UPDATE Jan. 25, 2012: Sorry, they don’t have these particular cell phone covers anymore. The owner contacted me as it seems lots of people have been asking about them.
Some exciting news in the world of Hello Kitty! A new UK magazine just launched this month called Hello Kitty Fashion Magazine. Right on the cover is Lady Gaga in all her avant garde glory with a huge Hello Kitty bow in her hair:
Here’s a description I received from the magazine of what they’re all about:
Hello Kitty’s got style, originality and attitude and she’s bringing it all to her latest magazine. Hello Kitty Fashion is a quarterly 80 page publication, which will hit newsstands in the UK in July. The magazine, which is aimed predominantly at teenage girls and the older Hello Kitty fan, aims to bring it’s readers a fresh and exciting take on the teenage glossy mag. Hello Kitty Fashion is bursting with cool content, including top tips on how to create different Harajuku styles, an exclusive interview with Yuko Yamaguchi (Head designer at Hello Kitty HQ), loads of fab fashion and beauty tips and tons of cool Hello Kitty related content.
I’m also excited to mention that myself plus some other Hello Kitty fans from around the world were featured in their “Crazy About Kitty!” article. Here are some pics of the inside of the magazine:
Here’s the beginning of the article I was in:
That’s me in the top picture:
I remember taking the picture. I was trying to get my husband to wake up and take it for me, but he wouldn’t budge so I had to put the camera on a chair and use the timer. Glad it worked out ok!
So, if there are any Hello Kitty fans out there who get their hands on the magazine, I’d love to hear what you thought of it.
I got a great surprise in my email from Whitney who wrote:
I am in LOVE with HK! Just this past weekend, the girls and I went out for a night on the town. As you can imagine, finding HK WINE made for a fabulous night! It was the absolute cutest thing. There are four different wines, “Angel” White Wine, “Devil” Red Wine, Sweet Pink and Brut Rose Champagne. I had never seen them before and had to stock up, they were moderately priced and surprisingly tasty. The images of Hello Kitty on the wine labels were just adorable. She is so sassy!
Here’s the photo:
So, I did some more research as I’m sure many of you Kitty fans might want to get your hands on this wine. I found them available from Wine from the Boot priced from $18.99 to $30.99.
The wine was a collaboration between Italian winemaker Tenimenti Castelrotto and Italian fashion company Camomilla. They thought Hello Kitty would be perfect for the wine industry because of her popular brand recognition and because so many women who loved her as a child have grown up and may want more mature products. The tagline for the wine products is actually: “Our favourite girl has grown up.”
Personally, I suspect a lot of women will try this out especially at girls night out wine tasting events, bachelorette parties and bridal showers. And, I suspect some of you reading this are already itching to get your hands on the cute pendant dangling off the bottle. 😉
Here’s a picture of the other 2 wine options: