Monday, 25 February 2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu comes to London! きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ - Part 2!

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥  After all the excitement of the day before I couldn't wait to go and see Kyary live in London! ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ 

I went to a meet initially with a group of my cute Lolita/J-Fashion friends.

We met up in China Town and went to the London Photo Sticker Club which is a super cool Purikura photo place (above a shop containing a ton of cute sanrio/cute/kitty things!!) where you can get some Japanese style photos done with your friends ^^

As part of our KPP meet we decided to make a banner to take to the concert. I worked on the banner initially, using my illustration in the center. 

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥  Everyone then signed the banner, leaving their own special message to Kyary ☆.¸¸.•´¯` 

We then made our way to the O2 Academy in Islington for the concert!
The queue was pretty long and for quite a while it was even snowing- pure dedication!

We had some short filming and photos taken of the banner and some individual interviews too.

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥  The concert was amazing! ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ 

I especially loved all the dance routines and her outfits and she also previewed her new song 
Ninjyari Ban Ban which was super catchy ^^


☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥  A pic with all of us after the concert and of my outfit ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ 

A little video a made about my KPP experience in London!

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥  What an amazing couple of days!!! ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ 

Check out the Kyary inspired jewellery on my shop here:

And finally a super cool and cute video I found of Kyary on her birthday, with her new song Ninjari Bang Bang!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu comes to London! きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ - Part 1!

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ The beautiful, stylish and talented Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu finally came to London to perform at the O2 Academy, Islington! ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥

I have been a fan of Kyary for a while now, her super catchy songs like PONPONPON, Cherry Bonbon and most recently Fashion Monster and Furisodeshon combine so well with her upbeat dance routines and extravagant and colourful outfits.

This is the video for one of her most famous - and be warned, very very catchy songs
☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ PONPONPON!☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥

So I managed to get tickets to see Kyary in London and I was super excited! I have never seen her before plus I got to go with a big group of my close friends who love her too ^^

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ MY DESIGNS ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥

I decided to design a collection of jewelley inspired by Kyary; An illustrative design on a brooch and a necklace, plus a double ring with bold and colourful Pamyu Pamyu text.

Image of Kyary Brooch

  ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ MY SURPRISE MEETING WITH KYARY! ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥ 
The day before the gig I was invited to do an interview with Japanese TV station ZIP! TV (Nippon TV)

We were asked some questions like 'Why do you like Kyary? What is your favourite song What do you like about her style?'  I was also asked about the jewellery I was wearing as it was the Kyary designs I had made. 
Then, just as I was explaining how much I would love to give Kyary herself some of the jewellery, she appeared, as if from nowhere! I was so so shocked, it was a wonderful surprise :D

I was very happy because I was then able to give Kyary the necklace and double ring I had designed for her. It was such a crazy moment, I still can't believe it happened!!!
Her is a short clip of after the interview when I had my photo taken with her:

The necklace and ring I gave to Kyary 

My outfit from the day ^^

☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥  Next to prepare to see Kyary live in London! ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥