Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Kawaii Life but am a Alternative girl


So it has been like a minute... I have had some ups and downs over the past wee while. Processing the of late labels that now are part of the House of Tartan ,so I took some time out . Pretty much I have been only been active on Instagram, which seems to be my go to at the moment . Even shut off chat on facebook for some headspace. Last time I did anything for my you tube channel was for a gaming festival/ Lego convention and then it has been left to sit and well do nothing. 

So..What's new? well not much to be honest with you all, a few things is that am now trying to support some UK online shops such as Alluraura and Flame-Lilly . Alluraura have a check out discount code TARTAN15 so save some pennies guys! (Disclaimer I do not earn any commission on any of my codes!) Am not doing much else .



It has been a month since I spoke about nugoth fashion and yuh I get it am the last to get on that train but now that it has been a month of dressing and styling myself in this fashion . I really like it . Don't yall go running thinking that I have left Kawaii lol! Naw I adore my kawaii life and lifestyle but nugoth and grunge is for sure the way I like to dress and something am wearing in comfort. I like mixing these 2 things, styles, together. It has been fun. I guess when every one things that once you start dressing one way or a other you are to like make everything about that. But I just can not tear myself away form my kawaii life . I am discovering that there is a lot of kawaii even in goth/scene/alternative niche fashions . Am I slipping into more dark vibes and stuff? I honestly think its more my fashion  cause it just fits so well ..however I am thinking its all more alternative styles than like pure goth- white face and black lippy only. I mean, I still pick up pink and then I pick black haha! I think its totally cool to have dark vibes mixed with the cute . I mean we don't have to all fit inside a fashion or style box . There is no stopping me falling head over heels with Pusheen , Kitty and Rilakkuma! Nor is there no stopping me buying kawaii stuff so I would say I have maybe matured in style? Who knows.





 I even been looking at spreading my wings out with make up shades , I even wore blue eye shadow the other day *gasp* and for once in my life it worked , I did not look like a 6 year old who broke into some naff teen aged marketed blue powder. Lmao!!  I picked up 2 eye shadow pallets from NYX cosmetics feeling brave picking those blue tones and cool tones. I do feel nervous when I use the colours but I have been looking to my favourite ig accounts and you-tubers for inspiration and even looking at more nugoth / grunge videos to go with my new style. I have to say that the new eyeshadows are really nice and easy to blend and use. I recommend them. I might make a blog post of a list of those I follow and find inspiring at a later date.

Anyway just a short post of my rambles and musing. Will try and post something more of interest later.




Sunday, 28 May 2017

Alternative Kawaii Looks

So I guess if you have been following me on Instagram you will see I have been taking more outfit shots. Iuno for some reason y'all like them so its nice to see the feedback here or on Instagram. So I thought I would post them up here and run through them. Yuno...why not...



Monday, 20 July 2015

Be yourself with N$VNE- Review

Hey every cutie, How are you all doing . I have been working on a few projects over the past few months and the good thing is the projects are starting to come to light which is rather exciting.Just a small warning post has some bad words in the post.Normally I avoid sweary words but these are not spelt as sweary words but that aside I apologise to my youngest readers! But they are censored..kinda. Fun Fact- am actully a very bad role model cause I have a potty mouth! So sorry about that haha!
That aside I have a post that has some strong meaning, so please read on...

Last month I was contacted by a company N$VNE which is pronounced insane by the way , Got in touch with me last month asking if I would be interested in their #beyourfvckingself project.

After a while of emails going back and forth ,being in touch I agreed to work together with N$VNE. What I liked about the project is that is all about well, being yourself and doing what you love to do.


As well as the project sell affordable apparel with a range for both us gurls and for the guys. The style is simple , with meanings behind both  the designs and slogans which are pretty strong and powerful. They even made me stop and think!
''  The focus of our brand and this project is to get people back comfortable with being themselves and their own style. Not so much being caught up on the luxuries that celebrities and artist portray but the average person can not afford. Style isn't for a certain price range, it's an attitude.''

Outfit run down
Hair- CutesyKink
Top- N$VNE
Leggings - Esty
Beanie- Vixxsin

N$VNE, were kind enough to send me a #beyourfvckingself tee and a item as a gift to wear in my own style and fashion. With being introduced to the project it really made me think about style and fashion again. I started changing my own way of thinking.

Why should I dress down if its only the shop am going too?
Why should I compare myself to other social media famous folks?
 I should be my self in the styles, I like. I reminded myself - why care what others think?
Should we hide away in our styles and follow the rest of the crowd?


It really did put my mind into over drive so I started being more myself.
Like, the other day I just threw on eye liner and red lips and no other make up, and I just didn't care what the passers by would think. (my skin has been pretty bad since vacation so I wanted it to breathe but still wear my bright lippy's.)

I stopped and looked at the other styles and fashions I adore and thought, just cause am Kawaii, it do not mean I have to just be Kawaii . So I pulled out some old fashions and wore them . Even the other today I took a vintage style and rocked with with no care in the world. These other styles are part of me as well but don't Panic Kawaii is my signature look for life. 



 N$VNE also have a contest with you uploading your style with their apparel and showing it off.
I will be checking this out and seeing what other styles have been done and may even feel inspired by others who have entered!

'Be Yourself. That's the basis of N$VNE Apparel. That's our purpose and that's what we hope for your to do. With the #BeYourFvckingSelf Contest, we want you to take pictures doing what it is that you do the most. Our customers and fans are from all over the world and range from Artist to Athletes to Models to Students to Skaters and everything in between. What we would like for you to do is take a picture doing whatever it is that you love to do with a picture saying "#BeYourFvckingSelf". 

I love this idea, and I also really dig the whole Be your Self , I think its worth us all taking the time to stop and think, Am doing this for me ? Am I being me? Am I doing this to please myself. Sometimes we need to reflect .

Turning our eyes back to N$VNE .The items they have are really good and well made items. I wanted a oversize of my Tee of #beYourFvckingself and when for a M in size in the end. I could of worn a Small but I love oversize Tee's so much for style and comfort. I am a creature of comfort ! Taking of comfort the tee is easy to wear and so comfortable. The other item was some thing a bit brave on my part. A crop top . Now most of you all are aware am a mommy. And when you have gone through pregnancy it leaves you with a lot of body change's that can really effect you on different levels. With this project I realised . Those stretch marks or changes are a reminder of how amazing us humans are, to make a life. I should be proud of them and not hide them away. Hence why I was being brave.  I got my crop top in the size S . Again the top is well made, and made of soft material. Not only do I love the Project and the products from N$VNE, I found that those who run the company are really nice, enthastic and passionate about what they are doing.

So what are you waiting for my Kawaii Kittens! Its time to #BeYourFvckingself with N$VNE sign up with the news letter and get 10% off too!

Tartan xox

Find out more about N$VNE  on the links below
-Website -
http://www.nsvne.com/
-Twitter-
-Facebook-


Sunday, 10 May 2015

Dark Kawaii - Gothic Review


Hey guys so this is a wee write up / review on a few items I have purchased of late. For a change these are more dark/ gothic / alternative items that I got that maybe some of you might like to check out and get kawaii creative with these sort of items as anything can have a touch of kawaii !
The following items are from Little Booteek which is a online gothic and alternative store. 

I picked the following items which included Fake eyelashes , one pair has studs on them and the other is a set of butterfly wings. There were about £5 each. The Butterfly ones are a set I have used and Ionely played about with them with a fairy like look. The wings are adorable and make the look very enchanting! I also used my Cutesy Kink Wig that fitted in really well with the make up.
If you want to see who I made the look my video on youtube is here.




The other items I purchased were headdress like items, Am loving playing with hair accessories with my wigs , I have been spending a fair amount on them but the ones I got were headbands form the store made by a company called restyle.



One is the Antlers which came with both with and with out black flowers , I picked the ones with out as I wanted to have the option of other coloured flowers. That way I can chop and change it with different looks. The other ones are the horn type , again they come with and with out the black flowers.  The headbands are both pretty sturdy. Even thought they are black they still have a fair amount of detail on them.

Applying these accessories can change a Kawaii look to a gothic or a Kawaii dark style like creepy cute really rapidly and it can be considered as a mix it up fashion too. I think I will keep these more for enchanting like looks or with messing with make ups rather that adopting a new style. Maybe something to use for fun or at Halloween later on in the year.
Here is a few examples of Dark but Kawaii fashions



What do you think of Kawaii fashion that is a little bit darker?
Tartan.



Monday, 16 March 2015

ReinboNeko Review

Hey every one - Todays post is a review* that I shall be sharing with you all. The item I am reviewing today is from Reinbo Neko. A UK online retailer who has the most colourful designer in jewellery. It is always a treat to see my news feed with products from Reinbo Neko. They are bright fun and all the shades of a pastel rainbow! Any way I have been late in putting this review up, I have fallen ill and no energy about me at all! Also thanks to being unwell its taken a awfull troll on my skin - meh! So no photos of my face but you really dont wana look at my face anyway, cause you all wana see my item to review.
So my parcel was sent out on Saturday and came to my door on Monday. I didn't even get to open it till the following day but it was worth the wait. Inside was a professional rainbow of presentation of my item. Wrapped in its own bag and came along with promotional items such as business cards and flyers. I always find these a neat touch to a order. Also loved the fact this all came inside a shiny bright pink bubble postal bag. - Love! Kawaii and protective!



So moving on to the item, The item inside as you can see is one of Reinbo nekos newest designs of a unicorn,necklace. Which is also on a range of other items too.
The design is stunning and so so so cute!

The necklace is a 17 ''chain, and even the chain is all colourful as well! The unicorn itself is 3 inches in size, fairly large so would say this is one of your kawaii statement necklaces and it hangs quite low down, I pretty much like this length with such a kawaii statement attached. The unicorn is printed and gloss finish and made of acrylic ,which is really light to wear so your necklace is pretty light weight.I also like to check items made of acrylic that they have been finished around the outer edges- which this one has nicely polished edges, so nothing will catch to it ! 




The design of the unicorn is just so cute, covered in the shades of pastels it looks so magical and has a lovely flow of movement to it - like its ready to leap into life. I find the image enchanting. I love the fact it is covered in stars through the tail and mane,The hearts on its side ( cutie mark?)  And love the colours and those cute little touches of sakura flowers . And not forgetting that blushing little cute face! Over all I very much adore this product, its cute and cheerful. I love the sweetness of the art and wonder what the inspiration is behind the designers thoughts behind this piece. I wonder if she might of met this unicorn in a dream as it feels very dreamy to wear this. I guess its every little girls dream to have the chance to meet a unicorn -hehe.




If you like the look of this adorable unicorn necklace, as much as I do love it. Head on over to the website HERE to get your very own for only £12!! How good it that, even the price is amazing! As well there is tons of items you can have your magical unicorn on such as a cute pillow or tote bag.- kawaii.
But do not fear if unicorns are not your thing cause there is a range of art and items on the website to check out as well!
While your on facebook , why not give them a like and check out the facebook page too!
They can also be found on Twitter, Instagram pinterest and tumblr- Links can be found on the website.

Till next time guys!
Tartan
xox

Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Cotton Jelly Clothing Review


Hey cute things!

Do I have a treat of a review for you all today!
I have got some goodies that have come in the post the other day and I could not wait to share them with you. This is a sponsored review from Cotton Jelly an online streetwear fashion label based in Leicester, UK. I have heard of these guys before through a facebook page that I followed and what sparked my interest was the fact they are based in the UK, they had a great sense of fashion when it comes to new idea's trends and style oh and 2 words... HELLO KITTY!

When I spied not only do they do women wear of Hello Kitty they do men wear too.  So I have ordered from Cotton Jelly as a customer as well as being sponsored for this review. Going back to the men wear, I was delighted my dreams came true! I could finally let him share the love for hello kitty too by me getting  a loving and charming gift for my hubby ( last Christmas there.) to wear at his free will  by force and then put on the puppy eyes to make him feel bad if he did not put it on,cause am sure he really do love Hello Kitty as much as I do and he would  ,will wear it to work.  
In my defence the top is pretty tasteful and yes he wore it to work- am sure his team  at work thought it was super kawaii (staff were laughing on the floor of his work.) So I have been a past customer with Cotton Jelly so I can give you a insight to the website and how it works too!

So with that fun story out the way lets get on with the review!
I was invited to pick some items so clearly I picked the Hello Kitty items which you can find on the website.. here at cottonjelly.com, You go to the 'Brands' Section. The website is really easy to use and navigate.If you sign up with them you will get a small discount too!



Most of the items are tops for both men and women and I think there is a childrens range coming out soon! (Yay the whole Kawaii family ~we could all match!!) 
So what did I get , well this is what came by delivery man, A black bubble wrap jiffy bag, with a positive inspired quote on the back of it too.

Inside was a letter from the team who seem like a pretty awesome bunch and stickers for the company links and logo . And my items of course. Now I went for a M size cause they look rather tight but they are soft and stretchy, so I could of worn a small but am not a fan of things clinging to my body also I like my stuff a little baggy , all the sizing is on the website and easy to find but a M is a UK 12 and a S is a UK 10 for us Ladies! I would say these are good sized products .

Each top has a cute Hello Kitty design's for both men and women by Cotton Jelly ,which are approved and licensed with Sanrio. The other little beauty about these tops is the can be personalised! So OF course I had to get some done! And what better way that using the word Kawaii on the areas to be personalised. ( Yes - I also got hubby's name on his , that way he will never lose it or be able to disown the fact he has a hello kitty top. haha....) 
Mainly the personalised bit is either on the front or the back of the top and in the inner neck but my items had a '' THANK YOU from CJ (cottonjelly.)'' Which I thought was pretty smart and cute!



This is the top with KITTY all over it in black white and red. 
Its super soft to the touch and very sporty looking but of course can be used for every day wear , its not super kawaii in your face , so you can use this a lot with that hint of Kawaii to your outfit!
this is what I really like about this top. Being a mature  Kawaii Mommy is hard to keep on a low profile! But I love the fact its got my personalised Kawaii on it too hehe! OH and and and!!!
The back of the top! Check it out! everything on the back has its well back 'side' to it too!
I love this attention to detail!



The other top is a simple top with Hello Kitty's face with a moustache in a simple design. This top puts a smile on my face the whole moustache thing makes me laugh, again this is a simple white top with kitty her bow and her tash on the top , On the back it has small design to the back of the neck and a slogan saying '' Real men wear hello kitty !! Just like my hubby's one on the back! Its soft to touch and its a great top for being a little more cute or edgy in style but more of a causal cute which is perfect again for those days when you are not full on super Kawaii , or those dress down cool days with a fave top paired with skinny jeans and hello kitty vans of course!






The other top is a other Hello Kitty one ( of course!) This one is a bit more cuter! Its crammed packed with the Kitty Crew! You have all her family and friends on the front around the neck shoulders and chest and on the back too. It has a minty blue polka dot design on the top as well adding more cuteness to the top ,It is more colourful compared to the others and again its got my personalised bit on the back of Kawaii!







I thought since I show you the mens top as well , I really like the design on the mens top for the ' Real men wear Hello Kitty '' Range its pretty cool.  Hello Kitty it is actually supporting a full beard of Kitty's bows!
And when I did order his top of course I went ahead and treated myself to the crop top in pink of Hello Kitty which I fell in love with the sizing is a little different for the crop tops but this is a M size too and fits well. So it has my fave things on one top, Pink, animal print and Hello Kitty and on the back it has a 14 with you guessed it Kawaii on it.



Over all, I love Cotton Jelly products and its not limited to Hello Kitty so there is something for every one and every style. I found that they are durable products, wash well  and keep shape. They are unique and stylish . The price reflects the product quality. The whole process to order and such was all top scores everything came on time for ordering back there at Christmas and everything was well packed and presented. I am giving them a 10 Outta 10 for everything! What a Glowing report!

So if you have not checked them out already, then you are going to need all the links!
Online website-http://cottonjelly.com/
Instagram- http://instagram.com/cottonjellylt

Don't forget I will be featuring these on my instagram and youtube later next week!
Tartan xox

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Cute Japanese Fashion -Review Wigs and Jumpers



Hey every one- how are you all, Today is a sponsored review of 2 items from Cute Japanese Fashion.
I picked 2 items one being a lovely looking Jumper and a wig that I spied that looked really nice, So let's check em out.
What I adore about Cute Japanese Fashion is the items are not to crazy kawaii but a nice causal range of items that have a cute little Asain fashion twist on them , stuff you might find on the high street but with that extra cuteness added to them.
My order came in a blueish parcel bag, both items were sealed well and packed neatly, as well they came with a cute gift of business cards , and some sweet little stickers with a pen too! ( Which I have been using btw!)
So first up is this jumper I picked!


It was the bow that attracted me to this jumper the bow on the front and the sailor like collar or a pan collar if you wana call it that. It looked soo cute also its a knitwear kind so its nice and cosy, has a little bit of stretch to it and is in a cream off white shade.
I really like this jumper cause its just soo cute! And because its a simple style it can go with any style or vary it in many outfit options! 



I thought it would look adorable with my own shorts ( from new look) and teaming them up with the neko/Kitty tights from Japanese Cute Fashion - See more outfits on my youtube - making this a cute yet causal outfit for any kawaii day! I think I may wear this to a casual meet up I have  in my diary in the next month. I will take lots of pictures!



  Kyaa I just love this little outfit idea! The only thing I dislike about the jumper is that it is a tad on the short side for me, nothing to major but that's a personal thing I like. heh . Moving on to the wig.




 So the wig came in its plastic bag, in a net and free wig cap like all the other wigs I have bought in the past - thumbs up!
I love the look of this wig the curls are so nice, its not a very long wig but a nice length below the shoulders. I did notice my wigs inside that its a little untidy with the ribbons at the neck and the clips for holding it in place, but this is very likely to be when it was made in production , however this has not effected the wig in any way.



The above image is the wig right out the bag so its a bit messy as I gave it a shake! so my bad.
The wig fits well and it is light to wear, the fibres are good not to thin but not to thick.
The wig is however shiny. A big pet hate of mine but am sure a bit of hair spray/ dry shampoo ( only do this if you have lots of practice with wigs here guys!) and wear will dull this down.
I love the shade of purple is very lush and bright not something for every day use ,might I add.  It  will look amazing with the right vamp or grunge make up. Well that is my plan for it anyway! I think it would really go well with the skull cardigan I got a few months back from Cute Japanese fashion.

So there you have it , I would suggest you check out the items over at Cute Japanese Fashion and the Facebook page, they are coming out with new and more kawaii items and other adorable pieces that you kawaii lovers would like. Everything comes at an affordable price and the shipping comes super quick.

Till next time!
Tartan

Web site~ http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/
Facebook~ https://www.facebook.com/CJFashion
Links to all items!
http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/trends/super-kawaii/Dark-Purple-Curly-Wig#.VLvwUFWK_aI
http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/trends/super-kawaii/kawaii-cat-tights#.VLvwq1WK_aI
http://www.cutejapanesefashion.com/womenswear/knitwear/Kawaii-Bow-Knitted-Jumper#.VLvwxVWK_aI

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Tartan , Kawaii and the BBC

Hey , guess what. So last week the word Kawaii was added to the English Directory was announced. Which is pretty cool- I saw a program about how they 'add' words to the directory and its something to do with how often the word is used verbally and in text via social media and the internet ..( Big brother really is watching!)  The program was rather interesting itself but hooray for KAWAII!  I wonder if they counted the amount of times I use it?! huhuh!?

So any way a reporter from the BBC wanted to do a written feature on Kawaii and through the great vines of contacts. I found my self making a telephone appointment for a interview the following day.

I was excited but oh my goodness I was really nervous, What would they ask? What would they like to know, What if I screw up?! What if I looked like a fool... - gahh!!
Yup I did not sleep well that night but after the school run the next day I awaited my phone call.



I really did not need to worry, My phone call was just some questions and my thoughts and feelings on Kawaii. I did not really know what sort of angle they were after for the feature so I did my very best. I mostly wanted to paint Kawaii in the best light possible and make it interesting to some one who has never heard of it or might of wondered what it is. We spoke about fashion and Kawaii Culture as well. 
After words I got a lovely email back thanking me . Which was very sweet.

And here is the final feature, with myself and the UK company Cutesy Kink a online fashion store. 
I think I did well.





Am very pleased to see that Kawaii is getting some sort of notice and appreciation.
As well I hope its the start of something exciting and a wave of Kawaii movement.

I find it really sweet that because its to do with the BBC I have family suddenly taken a interest my personal love for Kawaii. I some times wonder if its time for me to take a step up and venture down a path with my Kawaii passions.

What do you think?
Till next time! Keep it Kawaii xox

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Kawaii London- Item review.

Hey guys , a good while back I put a order into a Esty store called Kawaii London, that has some very interesting and quirky items. I found them via facebook which in turn lead me to the online shop.
Facebook linkShop and Esty links for ya.

What really attracted me there was the bright and bold colours, I saw a jumper that looked super cute and cosy and just of late , I went through all my jumper and am disgusted in my Kawaii self. HOW on EARTH did I neglect jumpers! About 80% of them are old, shabby, un loved ,dull and so un-kawaii ...some one call the Kawaii police its that bad!

I just can't...Any way I was like RIGHT, winter time means jumpers so I have taken it in my hands to find and update my jumpers/sweaters to the Kawaii level that they should be at.
Because my order was places through Esty it was super easy to order, put it in the basket and use pay pal . Done. So this is a small independent designer who doses these which is why I was happy to pay about £20 for the jumper I wanted.

My order was a bit delayed but this was in no fault of the seller as it was due to a bank holiday in England. These things happen. So my order came in the post, well presented and packed neatly.


Oh yea I also got a Barbie inspired  bracelet, it was so quirky and cute but after a week - I caught it on the hoover , Well the part where you wrap the cord up after you been doing the hoovering and then go to tidy it away...yea I do house work guy's , the kawaii life do have it pit falls lol! Well ,that bit yeah? My bracelet snagged on it...beads everywhere. Gutted.
So it was a short relationship with the bracelet. But I really loved it and was wearing it every day. Am such a shatter brain at times. I should have taken it off to do the chores . Any I do have it in some of the photos I took.




As you can see the Bracelet was so cute, but the jumper is really awesome too. The jumper has diamonds all over it some are glitter others are yellow -ish shade and a sky blue shade and the all very sharp and clean cut on the HOT pink over all jumper colour.
I picked a M size which is to be a UK 12, I picked it because I love my baggy jumpers to cuddle under and cosy up with and liked the idea of a over size, I think if I did pick the S size it too would be nice a roomy when worn. Inside the jumper is a soft and fleece fuffly feeling. Making it nice a cosy!



If you love diamonds and hot pink and love a bold piece of clothing then this is the shop for you.
I have already spied a other outfit I would like to purchase from Kawaii London. I think I will wait till the end or next month to pick something . Mind you it might not get much ware out of it as its more like a summery item! LOL


Laters Kawaii Cuties!
Tartan.