Hope you have had a fabulous start to the week, today's Monday Piece is on global fashion icon and darling, Hello Kitty.I adore Hello Kitty and get super excited when I find items of hers that I can buy, I love her girliness, pinkness and general amazingness!
First created in 1974 by Yuko Shimizu in Japan, Hello Kitty (real name Kitty White) is a Japanese bobtail cat cartoon character who lives in the suburbs of London. Since the creation Kitty has gone global thanks to the Sanrio group, with huge fans ranging in age from toddlers to women like myself. She has acquired a rather cult following especially with collectors in Japan, China and Taiwan where there are themed theme parks and even a maternity hospital where the Hello Kitty brand features throughout! She is also associated with Kawaii culture.
Hello Kitty merchandise is nothing less than huge, she even has a plane dedicated to her! You can buy anything from stationary, phone cases and make up to crazy cool things like toasters and sewing machines. As of 2009 the Bank of America began offering Kitty themed accounts where account holders received their own Kitty cards and check books! You can even buy Kitty wine. Her style and brand is utterly obvious as they always feature her feminine style and big red bow in her hair.
It is easy to see why she is so popular, she's glamourous, polished and just too adorable to ignore - I don't think I've ever met a girl who hasn't owned something Kitty related, I have owned/still own countless things - H&M do the best range of gifts, clothes and items for followers for such great prices.
What's your favourite Hello Kitty item?
All images taken from google.