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Hello Kitty Makes Her Comic Con Debut

hello kitty comic con 2013Hello Kitty will be making her Comic Con debut, in San Diego on July 18th -21st ,with the Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland, an interactive experience bringing Japan’s vibrant pop culture to life.  The exhibit will introduce a graphic novel of the same name – Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland –  and will feature giveaways, appearances by Hello Kitty herself, as well as limited edition Japanimation-themed products.  And the best part?  There will be a nail artist from Tokyo doing nails on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th giving fans a free Sanrio nail art application with any $25 purchase from the pop-up shop.

Be sure to visit Kitty-chan at Comic Con in San Diego.  Say “Hi!” to her for me!

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KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

Designer/Artist/ It-Girl KESH has teamed up with American Apparel to produce a capsule collection.  All the pieces in the collection feature her signature black and white graphic prints on tees, leggings, crop tops, a hat and bikini. 

My go-to palette is black and white, and it just so happens to be very trendy right now so these pieces will fit seamlessly into your summer closet. I love getting artist clothing collaboration because the pieces are much more affordable than the art.

You can get the KESH x American Apparel collection now on the American Apparel website.

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

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Reel Reviews: “Instagram is…”

I am someone who believes that social media has magical powers. I know some people believe it makes us all less sociable and that’s true sometimes. But only if you use it for evil.

In fact, I think social media brings the faraway closer to you. It brings different perspectives. I get happy whenever my friends in other cities post their adventures on Instagram. It’s amazing how a little snapshot, taken just moments ago, can make you feel connected to someone at the same time that it reminds you how much you miss them.

Instragram is also a way of reminding me how much I admire the vision and creativity of my friends. I like learning about what captures other people’s attention. And when you truly break it down, Instagram is all about POV and bridging the gap of distances, not creating more space between us. It’s an ideal platform for a visual discussions.

This little film directed by Paul Tellefsen highlights some famous Instagramers and the journeys they took using the program. (Best believe I started following a lot of these people after watching this.) I’ll admit that the movie sometimes comes off as one big ad campaign for Instagram but it also inspires and informs you about how something as silly or tiny as an app can touch millions.

One could see Instagram as just a tool to share photos (or for stupid things like #selfies) but to people like Allison (@allistrange) and Brenton (@brenton_clarke) it’s more about connection, sharing, art, and being amazed at all the friends you can make.

And if a picture is worth a 1,000 words, then let’s start talking.

Instagram Is from technopaul productions on Vimeo.

For more info check out the website: instagramis.com

(Or follow me too! @missestelle)

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Joyrich x Choco Moo

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One of our favorite artists Choco Moo has put her signature black and white illustrations on Joyrich apparel.  The capsule collection consists of tees, tanks, crop tops and totes all with her unmistakable graphics.  I’m sure this collection will sell out fast so get to Joyrich ASAP!

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joyrich choco moo
joyrich choco moo

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Love Hurts Break Up Survival Kit

Love Hurts Break Up Survival Kit

They say that before summer lots of couples break-up so they can experience the summer in it’s full flirtatious glory. I don’t have any statistical evidence to back this up but if this rumor is remotely true, then the Love Hurts survival kit couldn’t have come at a better time. Containing everything one would need to mend a broken heart, the Love Hurts survival kit includes vodka, tissues, a candle with matches, bubble bath, a mixtape, “painkillers” (heart candy with funny sayings on them) and most importantly, dark chocolate.

Love Hurts Break Up Survival Kit

I’m hoping you won’t need this – Melanie Chernock created this kit as an assignment and the kit is not currently in production.  I’m hoping someone will produce this clever kit – the packaging alone makes me happy!

Love Hurts Break Up Survival Kit

Love Hurts Break Up Survival Kit

Love Hurts Break Up Survival Kit

LOVE HURTS from Melanie Chernock on Vimeo.

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