I didn’t become a fan until I was way too “mature” to wear a Hello Kitty skirt, t-shirt, socks, and baseball cap over my Hello Kitty hair band and barrette but when they started making these hip faux designer watches and I am now old enough not to care what other people think, I am there. I have finally given in to my quiet obsession and love wearing my new white Chanel -like- Hello Kitty $34 watch. My fascination with this line of clothing, cosmetics, dolls, back packs, purses, school supplies, kitchen appliances, household items, furniture, branded Fender guitars, Smartcars, Sephora makeup, even jet planes and more… has only escalated with every new product that’s released on the market.
When the current Hello Kitty designer was in Honolulu we captured an interview with her and since then I have become a #1 fan. Absolutely captivated by the character’s appeal to young girls, boys (one of our cameramen said he has always been a Hello Kitty collector), and adults like me who can’t get enough, although I don’t buy all the stuff (the Hello Kitty hand mirror is yet another co-branded product, this one made with Sirkowski crystals, retails around $350) I must admit the idea of driving a Hello Kitty mobile home is intriguing. Here is just a mini-sampling of the myriad items manufactured by Sanrio, nothing short of Disney’s phenom, the one and only Mickey Mouse. For those of you who may not have noticed, Hello Kitty was designed purposely without a mouth. She (He?) does not speak. Soon we’ll post some video from that interview with current designer to understand why…
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