Monday, November 14, 2011

Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Mini for Target

"A subculture in a kaleidoscope of fashion," the Harajuku Mini Collection is brought to you by Gwen Stefani, for Target.  I am not a fan of commercials - who is - and I feel I generally do a pretty good job of tuning them out most of the time.  There's one though, every now and then, that slips through my filter and not only catches my attention, but gets stuck with me.  Whether it's the bright colors and flying gummy hamburgers, the adorable little kids, the pixelated video game graphics juxtaposed against a modern cityscape, the vintage Super Mario Brothers -esque sounds crossed with a disco-pop tune, or just the tutus - this commercial has me hooked. 

I watched The Office OnDemand the other night and it was the only commercial sponsor for the entire episode.  Needless to say, I've never been so excited for commercial breaks.  The thing about commercials is, usually, even when I remember the concept or the jingle or the slogan, I don't then go out and buy whatever is advertised.  Today, however, just three days after my first sighting of the commercial, I went out a bought one of the tutus.  If I could wear it myself, I would.  Unfortunately, it's a 2T with bloomers sewn in.
For a 美少女 !
Aside from the tutus, those flying, pixelated hamburgers really got me going.  I, for one, can say that I prefer gummy hamburgers over the real ones more often than not.  I found this gummy meal picture via Google Images from the blog Art+Candy.  Talk about "super kawaii - that means 'super cute' in Japanese.)"

Super Kawaii! かわいい

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fortune Telling

My girlfriend babysits for a couple of kindergarteners named Karch and Wells.  These charming little boys were asked to write fortunes on small pieces of paper to be put into a wishing hat for a school activity.  Apparently, this is what 5-6 year old children see as fortunes:

I mean, I totally appreciate the (a) non-conformist approach and (b) visual imagery.  Who really needs another fortune saying, "you will receive a large sum of money."  No, I really wont.  But, perhaps I do need glasses...

Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony dress, Pre-Spring 2011.  Photo by Kyle LaMere @IshootRockstars //