Vans x Hello Kitty 2013 Collection - Your girls’ summer wardrobe will not be complete without a pair of kicks from the newest Vans x Sanrio collaborative collection.
For toddlers and youth, find Slip-Ons, Authentics and the new Authentic Super Hi featuring eye-catching and updated Hello Kitty prints and colours. Tees, bags, caps and socks are also available, but they are in “mommy” sizes only.
The collection is now available via shop.vans.com and at your local Vans retailers.
Hello Kitty x Blik Wall Decals - If you are looking for a fun way to decorate the playroom and/or your kid’s bedroom, check out these new Hello Kitty wall decals by Blik.
These easy to use self-adhesive wall coverings can turn any boring room into a unique and friendly place. Choose from ten different kits including four different patterned wall tiles, four playful decal stickers sets, a chalkboard set and a dry eraser set.
The best part is, these 100% eco-friendly, self-adhesive decals are movable and reusable so you can transform the look of your room quickly and anytime.
Available today at sanrio.com and whatisblik.com.
Rirakkuma Bear and Friends Emergency Kits - March 11th marks the second anniversary of the enormously devastating 2011 Tohoku Earthquake that hit Japan. Since, Japan, as well as many others countries, have been very proactive in preparing for future natural disaster of these kinds. However, preparing children for occurrences of this magnitude is not obvious and can easily incite fear in the lil guys.
To help promote awareness about natural disasters in a less frightening way, the nice people at San-X have released a collection of very cute Emergency Backpacks filled with vitally important supplies. Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Tarepanda and Tsugino Kerori carry with them a couple of bottles of water, a bit of food, a blanket and a few extra things to get your kid through a couple of hard days with a cuddly friend.
Prepare your kids with the Plush Emergency Kit available via this link.
Vans x Hello Kitty Holiday 2012 Collection - Once again Vans has collaborated with Sanrio on a new collection of Hello Kitty shoes. There are a few toddler and kids sizes, all of which feature a primarily pink and black colorway and feature the cute lil kitty herself.
This time, the Hello Kitty Authentic Kids Hi-Top are our favourite pair in the collection. They feature a charming canvas print with the signature Vans gum rubber micro waffle outsole.
Available now at Sanrio.com
Sanrio x Girl Skateboards - Japanese pop culture brand, Sanrio, has collaborated with California’s Girl Skateboards to create a full series of special edition pro model skate decks. Each skater has been matched to a iconic Sanrio characters that best represents them. For example Sanrio’s Pekkle and Jeron Wilson, Tuxedosam and Eric Koston, My Melody and Guy Mariano, Chococat and Rick McCrank and many more. Our favourite is the Biebel x Dokidoki Yummychums board.
For a behind the scene look at the collabo and to pick up your favourite board, visit Sanrio.com.
Street Fighter x Sanrio Collection - Capcom and Sanrio team up for an exciting collaboration featuring your favorite Street Fighter and Sanrio characters. This limited edition t-shit collection features Hangyodon as Guile, Hello Kitty as Chun-Li, Kuromi as M. Bison, My Melody as Cammy, Badtz-Maru as Ryu, Keroppi as Blanka, Monkichi as Dhalsim, Pochacco as Ken, Purin as Zangief and Tuxedosam as E. Honda.
Pre-order from Sanrio.com now to received an exclusive collectors pin set.
Vans x Hello Kitty Collection - The people at Sanrio have collaborated once again with Vans in order to create their biggest collabo yet! From the 33 items now available for pre-order at shop.sanrio.com, 6 toddler footwear styles have emerged. The classic Slip-on and the ever popular Authentic, boast Hello Kitty canvas prints in predominantly pink colorways. The signature Vans gum rubber micro waffle outsole is present on all but the baby Slip-ons, which feature a soft “slipper-like” bottoms.
Great for hop-scotch, skipping, skateboarding, and for looking “steezy” at the playground.
Kiss x Hello Kitty Collection by Medicom Toy - If the Demon, the Starchild, the Catman and the Spaceman, all members from the sensational rock band Kiss, were cuddly, plush cats with bows, they would probably look something like this Hello Kitty x Kiss collabo. The collection features t-shirts, a lunch box, mugs and plush toys, all of which portray Hello Kitty rocking the iconic Kiss make-up and attire. Rock and roll every night and party everyday with this limited collection.
Now available at rakuten.co.jp
Misha Lulu x Hello Kitty for Summer 2012 - Family owned, children’s fashion brand from California have teamed up with Sanrio to create a very doll like collection of Hello Kitty pieces. Floral prints, fruit, big round buttons, bright summery colours and of course Hello Kitty are featured ever so whimsically on light and flowy, modest dresses and on a couple of tees. Perfect for picnics or for a day at the park.
See MishaLulu.com for stockists.
UPDATE: Now available through shop.sanrio.com
The Lil List: These are a few of my favourite things!
Pinata Cookies - M&M filled, rainbow coloured cookies in the shape of donkeys. Just in time for Cinco De Mayo.
Amazing Bento Box Lunches - Heather Sitarzewski decided that she was going to make creative lunches for her son everyday of the year. They are so good, she had to blog ‘em.
IKEA Cardboard Camera - Pretty cool camera. Funny, sarcastic video. Oh IKEA!
Amazingly Creative Playgrounds by Monstrum - Danish firm Monstrum are responsible for some of the most brilliant playgrounds ever.
Mount Royal Mint Soft Sculptures - This full time Montreal artist makes lovely stuffed animal toys/sculptures that are sure to makes you say … awwww.
Nooka x Hello Kitty Vinyl Figure - Sanrio has collaborated with Nooka, the New York based fashion design brand known for its watches, on a new special Hello Kitty collectible NookaNooka vinyl figure. If you’re a Nooka fan and/or a Hello Kitty fan, this is sure to be a nice piece to add to your collection. The figure will be available as of April 2nd at Nooka.com
LADURÉE x Hello Kitty Post-it Pack - Tea room and pâtisserie LADURÉE, famously known for its Parisian full flavored ganache filled macarons has collaborated with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty to create a few wonderful pieces of stationary. The Post-it Pack seen above clearly falls into the same realm of feathered pink-inked pens, cupcake shaped erasers and/or note pads with sweet scented paper. It features five different post-it designs affixed to an all-over-print, absurdly cute LADURÉE macaron and Hello Kitty book. A must-have for your organized little princesses.
Available online at colette.fr.
Vans X Hello Kitty Sneaker Collection June 2011 - On March 3rd we previewed a few of the new Vans X Hello Kitty shoes that are scheduled to be released on June 1st. Now we’ve got the whole line! The collection features a retro black and white checkerboard Classic Slip-On with Hello Kitty faces; a Classic Slip-On in black with a big Hello Kitty face; a couple of Authentics in different all-over prints; and a Sk8-Hi in mommy sizes. Look for them in-stores as well as online at vans.com and Sanrio.com this June!