Kawaii Not?

What does it mean to be a “kawaii” Neko? Most of the time, kawaii is simply translated to mean “cute.” But as Rini Yamada says on MyNippon.com, “…it is much, much more than a fashion statement — Kawaii is a lifestyle and an attitude.”

Or to put it in the words of one Japanese girl, “It’s not just how we dress, it’s how we are.”

“When you walk down the streets of Japan,” says Yamada, “especially in large cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, you see girls dressed in things westerners would never wear — including flamboyant colors, and shoes so high you wonder how they can stand.”


Nakama “Kawaii Ku” sim in Second Life (click here to visit)

And yet to many of these girls, it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference. Things like, you guessed it…. accessories!!!!! ::: as my kitteh heart begins to pitter pat :::

Yes my Neko friends, I’ll confess: accessories are my very own personal Neko addiction. You know what I’m talking about… those adorable mousies and pandas and tuna fish cans and candy bars and bows and bells and endless adorable cuteness (kawaii-ness?) that strap onto my arms, legs, back, belt, leg warmers, boots, and collar. My inventory contains actual subfolders of Neko accessories, broken down into arms, legs, backpacks/bags, and jewelry. In fact I’m constantly having to show restraint when I get dressed for the blog, worried that I’ll wear all of these cute goodies too soon, before Second Life Neko designers can supply my addiction with new stuff. ^_^


Friendly creatures at Nakama “Kawaii Ku” sim in Second Life

Okay, enough rambling… Here’s a little kawaii neko cuteness to convince you that you can, indeed, set aside the bloody, rusted, barbed-wire arm bands, torn t-shirts, and dirty skin for just one night, while still remaining true to your adorable Neko heart:

| Hair | Kin: Ryuuzaki in pink with white tips
| Shirt | WRONG: Mini sweater in black
| Fur Trim on Shirt | IMT: Breckenridge Jacket – just the faux fur collar and cuff attachments (no longer available)
| Backpack | Atomic Kitty: Plushie Backpack Neko – sadly this is no longer available  :(
| Arm Upper | Sey: Cat arm belt
| Belly Piercing | EarthStones: Belly Bead Belly Ring in Tahitian Black Pearl
| Skirt | WRONG: Polkadot Mini (including black stockings)
| Leg Band | Sey: Mouse Leg Belt (top photo, small round image)
| Legwarmers | Kitty Scraps: Cavity Legwarmers Pink/Rusty (these are not currently available in the store)
| Shoes | UBU / Urban Bomb Unit: Pink Psycho Rain boots (foot only)

Fashion photo (at top) by the lovely and talented Bobby Yoshikawa <3***

More Kawaii Fashion Goodness and Adventure here…
http://virtualneko.com/2009/01/20/sweet-kawaii-kitty-and-attachments-101/

More About Kawaii…
http://www.mynippon.com/photos/photo94.htm
http://uniorb.com/ATREND/Japanwatch/cute.htm

Kawaii Neko Turns Ninja..!
http://flapjack.modwest.com/lur-the-pink-neko-ninja-ninja-series-part-ii

Funny Video of Kawaii Nekos Dancing in Second Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwmkVz9lwJQ

© Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko in Second Life – 2008
http://virtualneko.com

=^..^=

~ by Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko on July 27, 2008.

17 Responses to “Kawaii Not?”

  1. I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    Karen Halls

  2. Wow Karen, I’m honored… thanks! ^_^

  3. great outfit and good to know information!! also, thanks for mentioning misfits in your previous post:)

    sicily

  4. You’re very welcome Sicily! Misfits is permanently listed on my “Events” page too… and now that I’ve got your blog url, I’ll add that momentarily. ^_^

  5. Oh, i’m so so thankful for this blog and love reading it. Thank you! =^.^=

  6. Aww Mora… thank you! I’m having a lot of fun creating this for you all… :: purrrs happily ::

  7. Thank you for making me discover this place, I love it :D (I’m such a silly girl sometimes :DDD)

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  10. eeeee cute ^^ i want i want pleeeseeee :o i wanna mousey to carry to!!!!! and ya that is the imbodeyment of kawaii ty so mutch for doing all of that this blog rule and again to your cute stuff :o -drools-

  11. hehehe no havent i have link pweese? :O

  12. Sooo cute!!I love pink(^_-)-☆
    すごくかわいい♪ピンク だいすき♪

  13. aaa é tão cute *w*

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  15. It’s very exiting to find your virtualneko.com blog. You sure can write and teach and inspire. Keep writing – I’ll keep reading.

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