Category: Kawaii

#IndieLove: Pretty Polly Pocket Inspired Gifts & Accessories

I visited my Mum and sister just before Christmas to help clear out some of my childhood hoarding before Mum moved house. Amongst my 90s time capsule of all kinds of goth girl and candy coloured treats, was my Polly Pocket collection. Between Polly and Barbie, this is basically my toy history summarised and I […]

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Pikachu in a Bath Illustrated Print on a Pokemon Etsy Gift Guide

#IndieLove: 10 Pokemon Themed Handmade & Indie Gift Ideas

Time for another geeky gift guide from the wonderful indie designers and makers of Etsy. This time it’s a blast of 90s nostalgia packed full of cuteness that still captures our hearts today, Pokemon!

As one to never follow trends, I was the only one at school that didn’t buy into Pokemon cards at the peak of their UK based popularity. Being the odd one out, I claimed to love Digimon more and put myself in the socially awkward position of having no one to swap cards or play with, classic me. Anyway, I helped my sister swap her cards a few times and definitely spent a lot of time watching Pokemon cartoons as a kid. Anyway, if you’ve got some Pokemon loving lovelies in your life that you need to shop for or just fancy catching a cute treat for yourself, read on to find out where to find my edit of Etsy Pokemon pretties.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Illustration: Creatures from Greek Myths & Legends

For my next trick for #Inktober I went along another nostalgic route with a series of creature creations inspired by Greek myths and legends. These stories are ones I grew up with from my Dad reading the Iliad and the Odyssey to me as a little one, to obsessively watching Xena & Hercules on Channel 5. One of my first memories of seeing stop motion animation was the creature creation of special effects legend, Ray Harryhausen, particularly in Clash of the Titans (1918, Dir. Desmond Davis) which I still dig today.

Mermaid Edit

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

Sailor Moon Clothing & Swimwear Collection from KLING

Now is the time to get back to what my blog was originally about. Sharing awesome, beautiful stuff I stumble upon on my own accord in real life, on the internet or on a TV or cinema screen. This week whilst out shopping for Miz’s birthday present, I popped into KLING, one of the fashion stores in Spain that has really captured my imagination. It makes me think of Louche from Joy, Meadham Kircheoff and makes dressing like a cartoon character or 90s kids TV presenter a reality with a sweet, doll like 60s vibe which is totally my fave. The main thing that made me squeal on this trip was KLING’s newly launch Sailor Moon inspired collection which includes dresses, knitwear and even swimwear!

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

I HAZ MERCHT…

One of the most frustrating things as a creative person is having an idea which you don’t have the time/energy/money to see through to the end. For me personally, it’s always a massive de-motivator which has frequently stopped me from starting projects in the first place, which is of course, puts you back at that cycle of wanting to do something but not quite getting there. So, to help me get over that barrier, I’m pleased to announce my first Mercht campaign, which is live for the next 8 days only, you can find it here.hamburger-steven-by-jayne-kitsch-on-mercht-3

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove Day 9 – Silly Old Sea Dog Vintage Inspired Handmade Dresses

Running a little behind on this project, but oh well! There’s bigger things in the world to be worrying about right now. Anyway, time for a double whammy of day 9 & 10 on the same day you lucky people, I hope I can brighten your day even just a little bit with some creative, indie biz loveliness. Today is my 7th Blog Birthday too, WTF?

Anyway, I met the lovely lady behind Silly Old Sea Dog at London Edge last year via the magnificent Perelandra and instantly fell in love with the brand. Everything is made in the UK and they cater to sizes 6-24 including custom designs. They have a gorgeous range of practical, vintage inspired silhouettes in a variety of kitsch, colourful, cute and playful prints. It’s pretty much my ideal dress brand.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove Day 5 – Baccurelli Acrylic Jewellery and Doll Designed Wares

Baccurelli felt like an especially lovely next brand to feature after I got in touch with them to see if they wanted to get involved, as they mentioned a mutual love for yesterday’s team, Sugar & Vice who helped Baccurelli figure out setting up their biz. Today’s #IndieLove team is made up of graphic designer Meli and her husband, Hugo and they are based in sunny L.A. I stumbled upon them via Instagram not that long ago and instantly fell in love with their geeky, 60s vibe designs, particularly Meli’s sweet doll designs.

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Read to the end for a little promo very kindly from these guys…

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove Day 3: Little Miss Delicious Kawaii Handmade Jewellery & Accessories

I’ve known about Maxine’s work for a VERY long time, in fact Maxine’s brand, Little Miss Delicious was founded the very same year I started this blog (back in 2009 when I was Jayne’s Kitschen instead) so it’s awesome to see her grow and evolve over the years and despite all the stress associated with running a small business, still keep going and continue being awesome.

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Read to the end for a tasty little discount code for Little Miss Delicious…

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove Day 1: La Barbuda Patches, Pins, Tees & Totes

So here goes! Day one of my month of #IndieLove and today I’m shouting about an awesome stylishly nerdy brand from Galicia in Spain. But don’t worry, this one-woman store ships worldwide and is stocked in some super cool boutiques including The Family Store in Brighton, which you must check out too! And indie shop, selling indie brands, it’s perfect. Anyway, to the point of Day 1, introducing, if you don’t know them already, La Barbuda!

La Barbuda Shop Spain Nerdy Movie Themed Patches Pins & T Shirts

Read on for a very special discount code for this wonderful shop, time to jazz up your wardrobe with some awesomeness…

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.

#IndieLove: In Support of Creativity

Ok, so the blog has been a bit slow of late. I’ve been pondering a lot of things and trying to figure out my next direction. I’ve written some articles about it, but I haven’t published them anywhere just yet. So, I felt like I could use this space as a way to promote indie brands, shops, creators…etc, just like I used to so often back in the day. Creativity is important to me, being creative is hard work and having a creative business is even trickier.

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Co-Creator @wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.