Today’s post written by Leah
Japanese culture, particularly their anime and fashion, has always sparked my interest since I first glimpsed Astroboy on Channel 2 in the early 80s. The artistic flair and unique attitude that this culture tends to encapsulate within their clothing is unrivaled. Western pop stars have often harvested components of Japanese street style to assist in the creation of their own style (think Gwen Stefani and Madonna). In my teens, prior to the genesis of the internet, I appropriated a Japanese pen-pal so I could source bits and pieces for my own collection.
Today, you certainly don’t need to go to these lengths, because one of my very favourite, Australian based, Japanese inspired online stores Kawaii Kids – www.kawaiikids.com.au, has done the hard work for you! Ensuring your child can reflect their individuality in their attire is easy, thanks to the huge array of goodies sourced by Kawaii Kids. Each piece is seriously cute, seriously unique and every one a serious statement piece. There is also an abundance of items to find a gift you know will have the recipient ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’.
One of the coolest additions to the Kawaii Kids wardrobe this season, is the Flag Distressed Denim Jeans.The flag emblazoned back pockets and dark distressed denim will have your little man rocking in out with the best of them, especially if teamed with a Let’s Rock Guitar Bag – now how cool are they?! For your little princess, sweetness is the key to attire at the moment, and you won’t be disappointed with the Dark Green Jersey Dress with the cut out back and pinned bow, or perhaps the Cherry Trendy Top for that added quirk factor?
Kawaii Kids stock a sensational range of footwear options in varying styles. A quick perusal through this category will take you to buttery soft leather, suede and faux fur Baby & Toddler Boots for your pre walker; Soomi Leather shoes for boys and girls (my favourite pick is the Kate variety) and the Gracious May infant maryjanes – all handmade and delectably divine. Take a look, there’s even more to see!
Kawaii Kids are having a relocation sale and are offering all KSF readers an unprecedented 20% off discount across their store, including already reduced sale items. Simply enter code “KSF” in the discount code box at checkout to redeem. Get in quick as this offer expires midnight Friday 30 July 2010.
- 1. Let’s Rock Guitar Bag (Black) $35.00 LESS 20% = $28.00
2. Soomi – Girls Leather Shoes (Grace) $35.00 LESS 20%= $28.00
3. Little Odd Forest – The Mushroombrella Wrist Clutch (Apples) $65.00 LESS 20%= $52.00
4. Let’s Rock Guitar Bag (Red) $35.00 LESS 20% = $28.00
5. Summer Time Swing Top $25.00 LESS 20%= $20.00
6. Frog Bag Backpack $30.00 LESS 20%= $24.00
7. Flutterby Shorts $27.00 LESS 20%- = $21.60
8. Leather Baby & Toddler Boots – Dark Grey $25.00 LESS 20%= $20.00
9. Oishi-m – Rett Short $55.00 LESS 20%= $44.00
10. Japanese Containers – Set of 3 $22.00 LESS 20%= $17.60
11. Thermos – Cream Bears $26.00 LESS 20%= $20.80
12. Kelloggs Tiger Tee (Yellow) $27.00 LESS 20%= $21.60
Brands stocked at Kawaii Kids include: b.box, BabySpareWear, Cocoon Couture, Diana Platt Design, Flirty Bird, Gracious May, Havoc Denim, Hoot Organic, Iny & the Ninja, Isabell’s Umbrella, Le Toy Van, Li’l Ludy, Little Birds Boutique, Little Choopie, Little Lark, Little Odd Forest, Little YoYo, My Little Jedi, OB Designs, Oishi-m, Olive’s Friend Pop, Pinna 4 Piper, Siiri, Snoffs & Skummis, Sooki Baby, Soomi, Vintage Lucy’s and ZozoBugBaby.
Kawaii Kids shipping options start at $8.00 express delivery Australia wide for orders up to 500g. Orders over 500g are $10.00 express delivery Australia wide. New Zealand orders are welcome at a flat rate of $10.00. International orders are also welcome at a flat rate of $20.00. For further details, please read Kawaii Kids Delivery and Payment options.