Walk in Hello Kitty’s Shoes — Checkin’ Chooka’s Hello Kitty Rain Boots!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Hello Kitty is one saucy lady. This year, she celebrates her 35th birthday, which means Sanrio has collaborated with quite a few companies (from Asics to Mimoco) to create limited-edition good that celebrate the one character that is truly the cat’s meow. One of the most recent, stylish releases are the Hello Kitty-themed Chooka rain boots, available in a handful of styles including “Punk Button,” pictured at top, and “Retrospective,” pictured second from top.
How can you resist the playful but slightly rebellious, spunky vibe of the “Punk Button” boot? It conjures up the same mood as this pink tie-dye Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dress I saw last year (and, as you know, Vivienne Westwood is one of the pioneers of the punk fashion movement), but it also has the fun-loving, girls-just-wanna-have-fun, ’80s-inspired spirit channeled by the likes of Rihanna (in her “Shut Up And Drive” and “Disturbia” phase) and Avril Lavigne (now that she’s added a bright pink strip to her hair).
The Hello Kitty “Retrospective” style, meanwhile, features an Andy Warhol-esque design, with the same illustration of Hello Kitty replicated in various tints and arranged so that the tiles are all lined up from side to side and top to bottom. It’s wearable pop art for Hello Kitty fans. Who needs art to hang on walls when it can be worn on your feet?