Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she’s getting pearls.
Lucky for her, though, they aren’t just any random, lustrous spherical masses; instead they are from the creator of cultured pearls, Mikimoto. The brand’s Crystals boutique is one of four stores to debut the Hello Kitty x Mikimoto collection this month. Inspired by Kitty White’s signature red ribbon, 11 pieces are available to us girls who can’t get enough of the cat, (or girl, depending on if you believe recent reports that HK is not a feline but instead a little girl).
Favorites include the 7 mm Akoya cultured pearl pendant with a red enamel bow set in 18-karat white gold, the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl earrings with yellow enamel bows set in 18-karat white gold and the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl bangle set in sterling silver, available in small, medium and large.
Load up on these precious baubles and then hop to Los Angeles for a grand celebration during the first Hello Kitty Con, October 30 to November 2, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Coinciding with this, there will be a special exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum called Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (October 11-April 26, 2015). Koreatown’s Line Hotel will feature special Hello Kitty packages and room amenities and host her big birthday bash on November 1. Vanguard chef Roy Choi will even offer a Hello Kitty SPAM® Musubi through the hotel’s room service menu.
She may entering her fourth decade, but she doesn’t look a day over 5 years old and she is worth billions … what more could a girl ask for? Pearls, you say? She’s got those, too! It is good to be the top cat after all.
Guest Blogger: Melinda Sheckells
Richard Mille introduces the RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom, a new limited edition of its flagship model.
With skeletonized automatic winding movement, black TZP ceramic case, NTPT caseband, black rubber strap along with hours, minutes, seconds, month display between 4 and 5 o’clock, oversize date display at 12 o’clock, flyback chronograph, annual calendar, 60- minute countdown timer and 12-hour totalizer. The Richard Mille RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom is a 50-piece limited edition available in North and South America. The retail price is US$ 160,000.
Shop Richard Mille’s RM011 Black Phantom at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
The femininity of the twenties and the geometry of the thirties weaves in and out of Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2014 outerwear collection featuring exquisite materials and sophisticated design for a modern luxury. Between the animal print trench coat to the texturized capes and fur peacoats, Roberto Cavalli outerwear will have you making a statement anywhere you go!
The new icons of Versace celebrate individuality and freedom: the Fall/Winter 2014 outerwear collection allows you to be whoever you want to be. The Versace woman is sensual, feminine, provocative and proud. The juxtaposition of tailored coats with gold detailing along with fabulous boots and printed silk scarves provides the Versace women with sensuality and sophistication.
Nothing screams Fall like a beautiful wool coat! Stella McCartney black wool melton coat with a sleek silhouette featuring a broad peaked lapel and asymmetrical zip fastening with a fitted style and sharp shoulders along with zip detail throughout is an absolute MUST-HAVE for Fall!