Cosplay Photo Booth | The Top 100 Cosplayers
June 25, 2012
Get ready to cosplay!
The photo staff from our Anime Expo pop up shop is e-publishing pictures of the best AX COSPLAYERS
, one week after Anime Expo in a online photo gallery.
If you're coming to AX dressed as your favorite anime or manga character, comic book superhero, or even your favorite player from a video game look out for The Brands Boutique photographers
. We will post all the pics right here on our site. Plus, we will announce our Top 100 from all 4 days at AX.
Think your outfit can make it in our top 100 list? Check back here next week to find out!
Pop Up Shop Event Poster
June 14, 2012
L.A. Pop Up Shop @ Anime Expo 2012
Extra, extra, read all about it! We're two weeks out from Anime Expo, and our super pink, ultra kawaii event poster is ready for posting across the web.
Shop the handmade, kawaii goods made by these 10 phenomenal artists from June 29 - July 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In the meantime, spread the word about our pop up shop on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and your personal Blog. Spread a little kawaii love, and click attending
on our FB event page if you're heading to Anime Expo.
We'll see you soon!
Anime Expo Pop Up Shop: Designer Spotlight
June 9, 2012
La Petite Deer
Anime Expo is here in three weeks! And, our second Designer Spotlight Series is underway.
This week, we're featuring La Petite Deer, a sister duo that makes the cutest, most adorable hair accessories!
Read up on their whimsical and vintage inspired line and their favorite Hayao Miyuzaki films (kudos to them for such good taste).
About La Petite Deer
Unable to find hair clips that were different and unique for Mari's then two year old daughter Chloe, Mari teamed with her sister Erica to find some fun supplies that could be used to make cute, classic hair clips with a fresh update.
Their first purchase of supplies came together to create their signature and best selling snap clips.
Their customers appreciate that each item is unique, so now they have extended this design concept to a full line of hair accessories, jewelry and gift items to provide customers a fun collection to choose from that reflects the sister's own unique personalities.
Products they Make
Headbands, Snap clips, Hair Bows, Jewelry, Sewn Pencil Pouches, and Magnets
And the winner is ...
An obvious favorite, but we love Hayao Miyazaki's films. We find that we just love the classic themes in his stories yet we appreciate that they always have fun twists. Erica's favorite Miyazaki film is "Howl's Moving Castle" and Mari's is "Kiki's Delivery Service."
Describe the first time you sold one of your handmade goods online: what was the item, how did the frenzy and excitement feel?
The first time we sold our handmade snap clips online sent us into a major frenzy of "OMGs!" and smiles from ear to ear! The feeling lasted for several days actually. Our first sale was of two of our signature snap clips, both Hello Kitty in theme, to a mother in Chicago who planned to give them to her daughter for her third birthday. We were even more thrilled to not only receive great feedback on the quality of the clips but also that her daughter loves wearing the clips.
The brand's creators love all things classically girly - bows, cute characters, beautiful colors! They are influenced by the Kawaii and Lolita styles in Japanese pop culture. La Petite Deer is also informed by the richly ornate yet classic stylings found in French art, history and culture. One of their favorite inspirations is Marie Antoinette and you can see the French influence in their signature Crest Style Hair Clips.
La Petite Deer is the combination and juxtaposition of these two influences, where they make classic fun!
Support these two lovable sisters by purchasing their creations online or visit them at one of their regular pop up shop locations like Jones Coffee Roasters in Pasadena.
Read more about this year's AX Pop up Shop and check out
the rest of our kawaii inspired designers here.