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Countdown to Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary!

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Time flies by so fast, don’t you think so? In just 9 days, Sanrio will be marking their 50th anniversary. So let’s countdown to all the event and collaboration they will be promoting for their 50th anniversary.

It was only less than a year ago, Hello Kitty celebrated her 35th birthday. I wonder if Sanrio has anything plan for this big event. Let’s all hope they have something awesome:D Maybe another awesome event like “Three Apples”

I know I am kind of late on this, but on June 15th they have officially released this poster at all Sanrio stores, if you purchase $50 or more you can get this collectible Sanrio 50th Anniversary poster. So for those of you that still didn’t get yours yet, make sure you stop by at your local Sanrio store and pick one up while supplies last!

Hello Kitty Cherry Blossom Festival 2010

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Hello Kitty Cherry Blossom Festival is coming to a city near you! Unlike last year, this year they are just having meet and greet with Hello Kitty:D Plus arts, crafts and games! Hello Kitty will also give you a 5% off coupon for your entire purchase, so don’t miss out on that <3 Below are the event details from participating Sanrio stores in Northern and Southern California’s Cherry Blossom Festival.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival at Japan Town, San Francisco, CA. You can also visit their website at: http://www.nccbf.org/

Southern California Cherry Blossom Festival at Japan Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. You can also visit their website at: http://www.cherryblossomfestivalsocal.org/

Hello Kitty Fashion Show

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I was lucky enough to attend the Hello Kitty Fashion Show held this evening. Thanks to a special friend I met on “Hello Kitty’s Birthday Party/Workshop” two Sundays ago. This is apparantly the last and final event of “Three Apples.” :[ The 15-20 minutes show was put together by Irene + Stephanie and JapanLA, featuring over 20 artists and 14 models, plus Hello Kitty herself<3.

I attempted to take some pictures to share with you:]

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Featuring Designers:

Antiseptic Designs, Artifice Clothing, Boring Sidney, Bubbles and Frown, Ego Assassin, Fiftyseven-thirtythree, Iamchubbybunny, Jessica Louise, Onch Movement, Pink Macaroon, Pizzicato Kei, Shrinkle for Hello Kitty, Sugar Mafia, Topsy Turvy Designs, and Toxic Vision [If I missed anyone, please let me know!]

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Last picture with Hello Kitty @ Three Apples Exhibition Celebrating her 35th Birthday :]

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Hello Kitty Bats and Cats Masquerade

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As for this evening, Sanrio has collaborated with Bubble Punch for a magical night of dancing, gothic-inspired costume and masquerade, free to the public! And obviously I would not even think about missing out. I arrived there shortly after 5:30pm, since Royal/T was schedule to close between 6-8pm. I wanted to be sure I was the first 100 people in line, since gift bags were being handed out like previous events.

Many of us were eager to get in and some were excited about the new Limited Edition Hello Kitty Black Hair Bows designed by Iamchubbybunny. I decided not to get my hands on it this time, since I already own the red bow. When doors opened at 8pm, the line was already around the block, people were crowding inside the tiny 10,000 square foot art space, café and retail store. I got confirmation stating there were over 1000 people in attendance!

When we step inside the building, the first thing I notice was the beautiful decorations and the bundle of Hello Kitty balloons. I manage to get a picture before the crowd.

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I decided to take a tour to the back of the gallery, but as I was walking there, staff members of Royal/T were selling sweets!

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Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade Cake, $4 per slice!

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I love sweets! I got my hands on this cute, Hello Kitty Mint & Chocolate Chip Cupcake, $3 per slice. On top of it, there is a piece of white chocolate with a Hello Kitty print on it, but don’t let the image fool you, it’s actually a paper printed on top of the chocolate. I was so disappointed:[ Being a pig, I took a bite of the paper..lol

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Later on in the evening, I ran into Misha, one of the "Three Apples" artist! I also decided to take a picture with Miss Hello Kitty Policeman. She was guarding the door for Hello Kitty since there was a major long line of people waiting to take a picture with her, including myself <3 While we were standing in line, "The Wandering Marionettes" did a special performance combined with punk and hip-hop moves and their costumes were really unique.

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Hello Kitty @ her Bats and Cats Masquerade Three Apples Exhibition Celebrating her 35th Birthday :]

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Hello Kitty Meet the Artist Party

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JapanLA & Sanrio in Association with Juxtapoz Magazine hosted today’s Hello Kitty Meet the Artists’ Party! Over 80 artists participated in the “Three Apples: Hello Kitty Art Show.” But about 20 artist were present in today’s party! Live Paintings were done throughout the day, featuring the artists below:

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Peekaboo Monster @ 2pm

Angry Woebots @ 4pm

Camilla d’Errico @ 6pm

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Hit+Run did a Live T-Shirt Screen-printing. With limited T-Shirts designed by “Three Apples” artists: 64 Colors, Buff Monster, Mark Dean Veca, Pasticgod, Crowded Teeth and Hit+Run based on their original art work in the Hello Kitty Art Exhibit. $20 per T-Shirts, one T-Shirt per person and you can have up to 3 prints on one T-Shirt!

At the reception, I met over 15 artist who participated in the Hello Kitty Art Gallery:

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I met Dorothy aka (Dessert Obsessed) at Gary Baseman’s Workshop last Sunday! She is so awesome, she is like a two in one package dessert + Hello Kitty = <3 In the middle is Misha, she is totally into Hello Kitty, I had a chat with her and she told me she’s been to every event they had so far :]

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Plasticgod :] He’s super cool, he was one of the artist who arrived super early to the event today! He told me he was dropping off his second collection of Hello Kitty artwork and he decided to just stick around.

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I really like Angry Woebots style, his piece from the Hello Kitty Art Gallery was an angry cat, but I guess he decided to do something different today.

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Buff Monster is just hilarious, I took his “Toy Workshop” last Sunday and he just kept laughing at all our paintings, he really made it fun!

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I didn’t get to talk to Mari Inukai for long, but she was born and raised in Japan and came to the US to pursue her studies in art.

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Dan Goodsell also know as “Mr. Toast” released a 19 piece watercolor of Mr. Toast and Friends with Hello Kitty and Friends, for sale at the show today for $30 per piece. If you are interested in seeing pictures of his artwork, you also check out his blog.

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I wanted to take Natalia Fabia’s Jewelry Workshop two weeks ago, but I waited until last minute to sign up and the workshop was already SOLD OUT! If you have already check out her art piece for the Hello Kitty Art Gallery, isn’t it realistic? When I first saw it, I asked my boyfriend, why did this artist just take a picture, anyone can do that! He told me to look closely, I was indeed Shock!!

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I spotted out Melly Trochez right away when she was carrying her Gift Bag from Sanrio:] Her piece is so distinct from other artist. If you look closely, on the top right corner she wrote her boyfriend’s name on it. I’m not sure what language it is in, but it blended in with her art work so smoothly.

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I was sitting down on those white couch towards the back of the gallery and Thomas Han had his back face towards me, but I definitely notice him when he turn towards me. And other fans were trying to get his autography too!

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I was speaking with Camilla d’Errico’s sister before she completed her live painting today, she flew over from Italy just to see her perform! How exciting it that to have such a wonderful sister <3 Camilla herself also flew from Canada to be here at the event today, her painting is so fine and detailed.

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Two artist in one picture, how often does that happen:] Here we have Jason Han to the left and Luke Chueh on the right.

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To be honest, I have really examined Jim Manfood’s art work, I’m holding my “Three Apples book and here’s his piece.

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I didn’t spot Melissa Contreras until the finale live group painting. She’s wearing a pendant that she drew for the Hello Kitty Art Gallery. She told me she also designs Jewelry and she might be collaborating with Sanrio to make a Jewelry line.

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Crowded Teeth, her art work also featured in today’s Hit+Run T-Shirt Screen Printing.

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Deph was one of the artist’s whose work did not make it out to the exhibit due to the limited amount of time they had to complete it.

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Gary Baseman try to run into my picture with Hello Kitty, so I invited him to take a picture with us :] He is such a nice guy, I probably spend more time talking to him than any of the other artist out there tonight. I also took his “Figure Drawing Workshop” last Sunday, he found me on Facebook and asked if I was the, “troublemaker in his class.” I thought it was hilarious!

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As I was planning to leave tonight, I got stuck in the doorway and I spotted out Simone Legno, the designer for Tokidoki.

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Here are the Finished paintings from today’s show, again by Peekaboo MonsterAngry Woebots and Camilla d’Errico.

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Hello Kitty @ Meet the Artist Party Three Apples Exhibition Celebrating her 35th Birthday :]

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