Meeting Spank! Designer, Tabuchi

I was just thinking, Yuko Yamaguchi-san is the second cute designer I've met with Patrick in Hawaii! Last year in August, we also met Tabuchi, the owner of SPANK. I think that blog post was lost, so I'll recap!

We met up at Waiola Shave Ice in Honolulu, a tasty place to grab some refreshment. I like it because they offer local flavor options, like my favorite, azuki bean. There's an attached gift shop where you can buy the usual snack fare and tee shirts from Waiola Shave ice.

Just don't make this mistake: Patrick and I thought it would be a short walk from Ala Moana Mall, but boy were we wrong! We hiked through (hot and sunny) residential areas in full lolita, which is not the best way to stay fresh. When we finally found the street, Waiola was easy to find. Parking was scarce though!

We did so much with Tabuchi- searching for a Goodwill that didn't exist, visiting the Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl in Kaneohe, listening to The Blue Hearts. We wrapped up the day with Purikura at Fun Pix, just when it started to drizzle.

It just goes to show you, you never really know what can happen from day to day! Whenever Patrick and I go out together in loli, something exciting happens. ♪♪

Say Konnichiwa to Hello Kitty!

Yesterday, April 21st at Sephora Ala Moana Center, shoppers were flocking to buy Hello Kitty Merchandise. The first 150 people to spend $50 or more got a hot pink wristband (and complimentary Hello Kitty Puffy Bow), which guaranteed you a chance to meet Yuko Yamaguchi, Tokyo's legendary Hello Kitty designer.

The event was put on by Sephora, to promote Hello Kitty's new signature line of cosmetics and goods.
I met up with Patrick earlier that day, to buy my merch and snag a wrist band. So what can you get for $50 at Sephora? A decent haul, actually!

Left to right: "Roller Girl" Perfume roller ($16); the popular Sakura Print Makeup bag ($28), and Sparkly Purple Nail Polish ($10).

According to shop tenants the makeup bag, and other sakura printed goods were the first to sell out. Other good for sale were brush sets in a Hello Kitty canister, paper goods, compact mirrors, eye shadow compacts, solid perfume necklaces and more, all ranging from $10-$60.

The makeup bag is adorable! There is a lacquered cherry blossom emblem on the bag, and the zipper pull is shaped like the mascot's bow.

The roller ball perfume is very sweet with fruity notes. It reminds me of Miss Dior Cherie.

When I paid for my haul and got my wristband, the shop tenant gave me a complimentary surprise: