Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I've loved Hello Kitty since I was a kid. To this day, I can't seem to pass a Sanrio store without wanting everything in it. Like the clerk at the store today said, "It's probably because as a kid, you wanted everything in here and couldn't have it, and now as an adult you can buy all of it." So true. I bought a sleeve for my MacBook Pro today and want the darling Hello Kitty beach cruiser.
Hello Kitty first came to the U.S. in 1976. "Hello Kitty (ハローキティ, Harō Kiti?), is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Yuko Shimizu. The character is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. The character is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow."
MAC Cosmetics even did a Hello Kitty collection a few years back, when I worked for them that sold out faster than we could believe!
What are your memories of Hello Kitty? Do you still love her?