Very few icons can span the adoration of generations like Hello Kitty. With three whiskers on each cheek, two dots for eyes, another for a nose, and a red bow, this simple, yet widely loved kitty is as popular as ever among both the young and old.
The beauty of Hello Kitty lies in her innocence and simplicity. While she has no mouth, she speaks the universal language of friendship that everyone can relate to.
As a grown woman who's childhood was filled with Hello Kitty stickers, trinket boxes, letter sets, and yes, Hello Kitty underwear, the same wonder that filled my heart as a young girl has followed me through the years. I am delighted every time I see how this Sanrio legend has evolved from a simple cartoon character to a sophisticated fashion icon.
In 2014, Hello Kitty officially turned 40 years old! In celebration of this hallmark anniversary, one of my favorite designers, Chan Luu (an icon of her own in the fashion world), created an exclusive handcrafted collection of leather wrap bracelets featuring the famous pop icon. Incorporating her signature boho chic styling, Chan Luu incorporates a wonderful array of glass pearls, sparkly Swarovski crystals, sem-precious stones, and sterling silver Hello Kitty charms into beautiful leather wrap bracelets that do Ms. Kitty proud.
The Hello Kitty x Chan Luu collection is available in very limited quantities, and come in a lovely array of soft color palettes that are so fun to layer. Happy Birthday Hello Kitty. You look as fabulous as ever!