Yeah. I realized that all along it wasn't a kawaii blog I wanted to run, but a vintage 80's/90's nostalgia blog. So I will maybe be abandoning this one, because literally everything I wanted to write about it was some sort of 80's or 90's thing! So I'm pretty much up and moving this blog to Chica Cherry Cola, a nostalgia blog.
This way I have the freeodom to write about whatever I would like without feeling confined to only blogging about the kawaii.
I guess I was never kawaii after all? But that's OK, because I'm pretty awesome anyways.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
|From Nerdy Little Secrets on Etsy
|From Kawaii Claws on Etsy
|From Rara's Jewels on Etsy
|From Cute Parade on Etsy
|From Magic Circle on Etsy
|From my own shop, Ophanim.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
|Pretty exciting on the outside.
|But even more amazing on the inside! Photo from Flickr.
I, of course, was not one of these cool kids with the magic push button pencil cases, but these ridiculous cases sort of stuck with me over the years and I have been trying to hunt one down. Unfortunately they tend be outside of my pencil case budget since everyone else tends to be nostalgic for them as well and are quick to snap them up when they pop up on Ebay. Even the new ones ("Deluxe Pencil Case" they are often called) on Amazon are going to cost about $25 after shipping, which is probably twice the amount that I've spent on pencils in the last decade.
|Check out how deluxe this is! On Amazon.
I'm pretty content with just looking at them online though, as there are a number of retro pencil case collectors out there who share a pretty impressive Flicker pool, and push button cases are sprinkled throughout the pool. But I still do dream of the day when I happen to visit a flea market that has one of these excessive exorcises in pencil holding for a cheap price.
|Some of them were a bit more deluxe than others. From Flickr.
|Some were relatively simple. From Flickr.
|For a change, have some mint green! From Flickr.
|That's one of those blobby pastel animals I mentioned. From Flickr.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Let's start this blog out with some rambling about some super old school cute toys! First though, let's side track a little bit so I can talk about myself: I love toys. Especially a) weird toys, b) plastic character toys and c) scifi stuff. I actually never really played with Barbies when I was little, and never really got into that whole thing even later but I was really excited to stumble across Mattel's Spectra online a few weeks ago because it fulfills all of my "OMG I really want this!" needs, it's weird, from outer space, and it's a little plastic person (Not too big into retro plush or animals really). A little plastic person to obsess over and pose goofily on a shelf or table somewhere. As an added bonus, as soon as I saw a picture of it, a great and ancient mystery was solved. The mystery of "WTF is up with this weird pink-bodied robot Barbie?" that either my sister and I, or one of our friends, used to have when we were little. Mystery solved, she's not Barbie's subservient robot friend, but rather some distant space-cousin!
My absolute favorite thing about this line of dolls is their amazing fashion sense. They're dressed in uber 80's outfits that look a bit like if Madonna (of that decade, obviously) descended from space. It's all glittery lace and iridescent organza in all the colors that didn't make the cut for Barbies various prom dresses. It's pretty much exactly like if we blasted a bunch of teens from the 1980's into distant space and then checked on them in a couple hundred years to see what sort of society they built. Obviously, it is a pretty awesome society, because, hey what could ever go wrong with a plan like that?
|Photo from Flickr
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
So, instead, I started this blog, lovingly called Hail Kawaii, to just sort of fritter around on and talk about cute things, because every random cute thing I obsess over doesn't exactly fit on my Lolita blog. I also felt the need to make a completely pastel and ridiculously kawaii layout.
What exactly does Hail Kawaii mean? Nothing really, honestly. I drew that goofy little cute Satan goat a while ago and just have really liked the phrase I decided needed to go with it.