Monday, 26 October 2015

Sharla in Japan meets Kawaii Pateen and Cathy Cat

Kawaii Pateen had the pleasure to welcome Sharla, from Sharla in Japan to the Kawaii Pateen studios in Tokyo. I transformed Sharla into a Decora girl and later into a Lolita.
As a result we did a variety of videos on our channels which all can be seen as some sort of story, so here is a suggested order to watch and enjoy that story:

1) The Summary of the Day

2) The Kawaii Pateen Makeup Tutorial

3) Asking Sharla 10 Questions about Lolita Fashion

4) Doing a general Tutorial about Lolita fashion for Sharla's channel

It was a real pleasure to spend time with Sharla. I love dressing up people and Sharla suits Harajuku Fashion SO WELL! I hope some day soon we can roam the streets of Harajuku together in the most adorable fashion styles! 

Most importantly, I hope this will inspire more people to dress in cute and extravagant fashion. Let's make the world a more colourful place!

That's it for now peeps! Hope you like the show!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Kawaii, Quirky and Crazy Kimono Rental experience

You would not guess how rare it is to actually wear a Kimono in Japan!

Most Japanese barely have the chance to wear one.

Last time people let me wear one, at an international party, it lasted 20 minutes and ended with me almost in tears because I had to take it off so quickly to pass it on to another person.

Not so this time!

Downstairs in La Foret, Tokyo Kawaii Musee is letting people rent fun and unusual Kimonos.

I could finally enjoy wearing a kimono without having someone to judge me.

Also, the shop and the clothes are so lovely and unique, I want to go again.

The staff were a real gem and we instantly became friends.

Monday, 14 September 2015

CHEAP JAPANESE thrift shopping FASHION HAUL of Kawaii Dresses Angelic ...


It has been a while since I gave my blog some attention!

And it has also been some time since I spoke with the camera properly!

But it has even been LONGER since I actually bought "NORMAL" clothes!

That's what this weeks video is actually about ... OR IS IT?!

Guess what, if I go shopping, I happen to always come back with something

that carries the kawaii smell of Harajuku.

You will see what I mean.

Love and best wishes,

Cathy Cat

Monday, 6 July 2015

Angelic Pretty - Fantastic Carnival - UNBOXING & REVIEW

Angelic Pretty has had several bloodbaths over the last few months,
and there does not seem to be an end to this war for dresses!
Recently most of their dresses have sold out straight on release day,
often a few hours after release!
Crazy yet true!
This dress I really wanted, but it was not easy at all!
This is the story of a print, a dress, a shopping service and a rabbit!

Hope this will make you smile!

Do what you love! Love what you do!


Cathy Cat

Monday, 22 June 2015

Kawaii Tokyo Street Styles: The Harajuku Fashion Walk 「原宿ファッションウォーク#32」

My oh my my editing software (Sony Movie Studio) is sabotaging me again,

just after I purchased the new version.

I had to redo this video 5 times and the screen was pitchblack after rendering.

This is the only footage I could save.

Hopefully I will not have the same error next time.

Hope you can enjoy it anyways!!!



Monday, 8 June 2015

International LOLITA DAY in Tokyo 2015

One day many beautiful frilly girls of the world decided online to launch a world wide Lolita day, where girls were encouraged to wear frilly and cute dresses, meet up, make friends and take gorgeous pictures. That was the birth of the International Lolita Day.

Now firmly established, this day is an event Lolitas all over the world celebrate twice a year.

I had the pleasure to celebrate with the Tokyo International Lolitas in Harajuku this year.

Our moderators had prepared a lovely private location in the heart of Harajuku where we could socialize without picture hungry tourists.

It was a really lovely day to remember and I hope I could capture it in the following video.

Also, this marks my Circus Lolita Debut this year. I enjoyed the coordinate, what do you think?

I had a great day and giggled so much and I hope to meet some of the girls again very soon.

By the way, my friend Maria convinced me that I NEED an Instagram account, so if you could have a look, I would be really happy to see you!

As always, thanks for reading and DO WHAT YOU LOVE - LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

SAMURAI NINJA and a LOLITA - Chonmage World ISE Bunkamura

A deep cry echos from the distance and suddenly the large gates in front of me open with a thud. Loud music starts, and a ninja carefully walks outside to greet me. Looking over, I see a samurai bowing politely and waiting for me to enter the gates. But more than that, there is a large humanoid cat with a samurai knot on its head, waving at me.

Must be another day in Japan.

I had the ultimate pleasure to get invited to a place with the incredibly long name:

Izuchi Azuchi Momoyama Bunkamura also called Chonmage world (or formerly called Edo Wonderland). (*Chonmage is the samurai knot that samurais wore on their heads in the old days.)

The following video took me 9 hours to edit but I think it is one of my best edited videos so far:

WHATS THAT?! It's the name of a Japanese Theme Park that is set around the Edo period in Japan; the times of Samurai, Ninja, Geisha, Oiran and all the other famous occupations we know from films, books and anime.

HOW COME? Actually, I was invited by my friend Kana who works there! She is learning to become a performer there and gave me the great opportunity to come and see her "workplace" as such.

WHAT HAPPENED? I actually was allowed to film those great days! I watched shows, joined games, enjoyed delicious food, walked around the beautiful landscape, explored their VERY OWN CASTLE and met lots of interesting people. All in all it was probably one of the most enjoyable experiences this year so far.

IN LOLITA? Visitors are free to wear whatever they like - actually dressing up is encouraged! You are free to wear Lolita fashion, Cosplay or you can opt to rent out some of their traditional costumes against a charge. Imagine walking around the "old Japan" dressed up as Naruto, Ichigo or a magical girl that has traveled through time!

HOW COULD YOU FILM THERE? Visitors are free to film their experience but I asked for a special permission to film in the early mornings and late evenings in order to not accidentally get visitors in front of the camera. That way I managed to take flawless shots of the area which makes me kinda happy.

WHAT DID YOU FILM? Actually over the two days I collected so much video material, that I decided to split the videos into categories. A general overview is the starting video but then I will focus on traditional fashion, Japanese shows and customs and also how to become a Ninja Lolita, which will be a funny little movie.

I hope you will like this series. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading
Stay smiley!