The Hello Kitty x KISS Collection

I actually found these Hello Kitty shirts to be pretty cute! Almost as cute as Gene Simmon’s twelve inch, ummm, tongue. With that said, these shirts, available exclusively at WeLoveFine, are damn adorable. I see that Miss Kitty has really been promiscuous as of late. Not only is she at Target and my corner grocery market (I’m not even kidding, check the candy aisle), but she’s also been caught on Johnny Cupcakes tees and now on WeLoveFine. That damn pussy cat needs to control herself.

The Hello Kitty x KISS Collection is available now from WeLoveFine and are priced at $25 a shirt.

“It’s time to rock ‘n’ roll all night, and kawaii every day!: The first six designs in the Hello Kitty x KISS Collection are now available online exclusively at WeLoveFine.com! From Detroit Rock City by way of Tokyo, Sanrio’s beloved flagship character joins forces with the legendary rock band KISS for an appealing mash-up of heavy metal cool and irresistable cuteness; WeLoveFine.com has the first apparel offering with t-shirts priced at $25 each.

It has been over 50 years that Sanrio has delighted the world with an assorted cast of adorable characters, though for decades Hello Kitty has held strong as the most popular and enduring character of all. Meanwhile, we are just shy of the 40th anniversary of KISS’s debut album; the heavy metal heroes have commanded one of the most dedicated fan bases in the history of rock with the KISS Army, and continue to amass more fans as time goes on. The unexpected match of cute and cool sensibilities makes for an amazing visual flair in the Hello Kitty x KISS collection – a co-branded license collaboration, making these products both official Sanrio and KISS merchandise! Plus, the one thing which both Hello Kitty and KISS fans unquestionably have in common is their passion for collecting all manner of awesome memorabilia featuring their favorites; with a variety of designs up now and more to come, WeLoveFine anticipates that this apparel line will be an must-have with collectors in both fan groups!”

Johnny Cupcakes X Hello Kitty

Johnny Cupcakes and Hello Kitty? I’m just as confused as you are. One is relatively new brand, founded by Johnny Earle in 2001 with its origins in Braintree, Massachusetts. The other is a character from a company that was founded in 1960 by Shintaro Tsuji in Tokyo, Japan. So what is the connection between the two and why on earth would they collaborate? I’m not too sure.

Other than each brand having a collection of kawaii (Japanese word meaning cute) characters, each brand seemingly caters to different types of people. But heck, these are two of the coolest brands on the planet and ever since Mr. Cupcakes announced the collaboration, I’ve been interested to see what they would come up with.

The collection (so far) includes 3 T-Shrits, 1 tote bag and 3 different stickers. For the most part, the T-Shirts feel more Hello Kitty than Johnny Cupcakes (with the exception of the black logo mashup tee). How do I know this? Well, my girlfriend LOVES Sanrio and really enjoys buying her friends Hello Kitty items. She has seriously gone on a couple of Hello Kitty shopping sprees in the last year. Needless to say, I’ve seen the inside of numerous Sanrio stores, in multiple cities (e.g. San Francisco, New York, Hawaii).

I actually think that these tees make a bit more sense than the Johnny Cupcakes X Looney Tunes collaboration that we saw a while back. I wasn’t much of a fan of those tees. And although I’d probably never wear anything from this Hello Killy collection, I think that the collaboration is a good thing for Johnny Cupcakes the brand, mainly because Sanrio fans who are new to Johnny Cupcakes will likely be attracted to the JC style.

The T-Shirts are priced at $40 a piece and are available now at the Johnny Cupcakes online shop and the retail stores.