Spring has been incredible so far here in California. The weather has been warm and there’s been a breeze, flowers are blooming everywhere, and everyone is starting to get out again after being in lock down for so long. Gary and I headed out to shoot the new Hello Kitty collection for Erstwilder and I have to say I have loved Hello Kitty since I was a little girl. I remember going to the mall with my mom and sister and it was always such a special treat to stop into the Hello Kitty Sanrio store and just marvel at all the pretty pink Hello Kitty goodies!! We’d usually leave with some fancy Hello Kitty lip gloss, pencils decorated with Hello Kitty and her friends, and scented erasers that smelled like candy. Those were good times
The new Erstwilder x Hello Kitty collection is absolutely adorable. I paired my favorite pieces with my bright yellow dress from Collectif Clothing as I thought it all matched so nicely and is very cheerful. The wisteria flowers are in full bloom this time of year and Gary was so sweet to take my photos amongst them and all the bees!! The bees shared the flowers with us and I wish that scents could come over my computer because the smell of these sweet wisteria were magnificent. I’m wearing the adorable Hello Kitty Take to the Sky Necklace and it has her sitting in a bright yellow airplane flying with the fluffy clouds. Necklace is hand-assembled and features bubble resin, is adjustable and that is something I absolutely love and appreciate that Erstwilder have so much attention to detail.
I’ve adored Hello Kitty since I was a little girl. I can remember being in shops that sold Hello Kitty goodies and those scented lip glosses!! My hubby Gary got me this limited edition Hello Kitty camera by Fuji Film and it is the Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera and I love it. I am not a photographer and for the life of me, can’t take a decent picture but, Instax makes film photography fun and that is really what it is all about. Oh yea, you can be cute too walking around with Hello Kitty.
The Instax Mini Hello Kitty Camera is what got me thinking about styling an entire outfit. Pinup/Rockabilly meets Hello Kitty is what I was going for but wanting to keep it sweet and cute….. you know, just like Hello Kitty. It is not alway easy to find Hello Kitty clothing when you are a curvy Doll. In these pictures I am wearing a skirt from Torrid and their collaboration with Sanrio to make the first ever plus size Hello Kitty line. The mint green skirt is actually a swing skirt with a boarder print of Hello Kitty and includes images from the city complete with skyscrapers and a driving Hello Kitty. The skirt is fully lined too and I was able to add a full petticoat underneath. The skirt comes in sizes 10-30!! It is cotton and prefect for warm weather. I paired it with a cute sparkly Hello Kitty top and simple bow in my hair. It was so much doing this photoshoot with my photographer hubby Gary.