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Chubby Bunny + SPANK! (A love story!)

4 Nov

Days at the Chubby Bunny workshop have been getting more and more hectic as we come closer to the big fashion show and pop up store debut at the Sweet Streets opening party on November 19th! [EDIT: Sorry guys, I keep messing up the dates. But it’s the 19th!!)

I’ve neglected to give some background info on this mighty awesome collaboration so I thought I’d say a few words before giving you all a sneak peek at the goods!

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that SPANK! owner Tavuchi and I have been friends for a little while, with her coming to the US pretty often, and me hanging out with her and her friends in Tokyo while I was there a few months ago, and even staying at her totally cute apartment

We had been talking about doing a project together since spring of this year, and wanted to do a collaboration fashion show and pop up store. As the fates would have it, we were able to find a venue for our ideas at the Sweet Streets exhibition! It was a match made in heaven, since Sweet Streets (which I helped to produce and exhibited in last year) focuses on Japanese pop culture and art, and that’s sort of where SPANK! an Chubby Bunny fall in ❤

Working with Tavuchi these past couple of months prepping for the show have been really fun and interesting. It’s been really great to be able to work with such a distinguished brand in the Japanese fashion community, and it totally helps that Tavuchi and I totally think on the same wavelength of wierdness when it comes to a lot of things!

Our fashion show and pop up show are just one aspect of Sweet Streets. Make sure you guys take a good look at all of the amazing art that will be on display at the gallery that night!

The SPANK! x CHUBBY BUNNY POP UP SHOP will feature an array of items from our normal stores, PLUS exclusive items from our respective brands for this event! Chubby Bunny will debuting our APPAREL line at this event as well! But that’s not all! SPANK! and Chubby Bunny will also be releasing extremely limited COLLABORATION products! Photos and details about these products will be hush hush until closer to the event so stay tuned!

Additionally, the SPANK! x CHUBBY BUNNY FASHION SHOW will feature models selected from our nationwide model search, looking for fans of our brands that exuded personality, style, and general awesomeness! The fashion show starts at 8PM, and there is SURE to be a crowd, so we urge fans to come as EARLY as you can to line up!! The show will feature models wearing a mix of SPANK! and Chubby Bunny apparel and accessories, with makeup sponsored by our awesome friends at Sugarpill Cosmetics!

Alright, enough yapping! Check out the sneak peek of products from SPANK! and CHUBBY BUNNY below! (we’ll be doing another sneak peek post in a week so make sure to check back soon!)

Our new Chubby Bunny logo button!

Chubby Bunny coin purse!

SPANK! Item: "SPANK!" spelled out in Hiragana! An exclusive item made just for the LA show!

SPANK! Item: Call Me, by SPANK! Another exclusive item made just for the L.A. boutique!

Chubby Bunny x Spank! Collaboration buttons!

There are a LOT of new products coming out from both SPANK! and Chubby Bunny for this awesome show! Stay tuned and we’ll have another round of previews of our items soon!

2 Weeks until Sweet Streets!Yay!

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Crazy Rilakkuma Times!

21 Aug

I have been severely negligent of this blog lately!

In large part, I blame/thank San-X for that, as I’ve been running around for Bubble Punch prepping and executing the party. It’s been a super exhausting week, but now that it’s all over, I can go back to concentrating on Chubby Bunny things, and redoing the website store 🙂

If you’re interested in seeing Rilakkuma pictures and event report, you can check out our Bubble Punch blog! (both myself and True Mee keep up this blog that details our event exploits.)

Below are some of my favorite pics from the weekend though….

True Mee and myself at the San-XVIP party on Thursday

Saturday morning, pimping our Rilakkuma kigus outside of the popup store on Melrose. IT WAS VERY HOT!

Tomo, of Ingram USA, the company that is helping license San-X products to the US. Tomo is like, the coolest guy ever, and True Mee and I were super happy to have worked with him on this crazy project. He also has the cutest little girl in the world. No lie. Pic taken at the Saturday evening party.

This is the Japan staff who flew over for the weekend’s events. I’M GLAD THEY MANAGED TO CUT LOOSE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME FINALLY! hahaha. This picture is so goddamn amazing.

LOOK AT OUR NATURAL SMILES AS WE EXCHANGE MONETARY UNITS FOR GOODS! haha. Myself and Jenny Rae of Lil’ Rae Cakes hamming it up at the party. Her new flavors were SO GOOD! Banana Nutella was my fave! BTW, Jenny ALWAYS pimps my Chubby Bunny bows in EVERY COLOR when she works her cake stand! i love it! She currently owns red, pink, blue and white!

My Butt, but artistically speaking.

Will likes to torture me.

I’m glad Will was able to make it out to this event. I MISSED HIM A LOT while allt he event prep was going on, and True Mee and I weren’t arriving home until like 10pm every night 😦

Sunday morning, we had SO MANY CUTE KIDS come in to see Rilakkuma! LOOK AT THIS AWESOME PHOTO!IMG_9297

I got my nails re-did by Trang! SO CUTE! The free Rilakkuma nail salon on Sunday was a big hit! A++++!IMG_9394

WELL! that was sort of a crapload of photos. Hope you made it through them all! the photos and the events themselves looked super cool and went really smoothly, but it took SO MUCH effort! I’m very pleased with how Bubble Punch is running, lately, and am excited about several big projects coming atcha throughout this year.

Hopefully juggling this, Chubby Bunny, and school will not equal one dead bunny, though! I’ve been very careful about managing my time for each thing these days, but unfortunately it leaves me very little time to hang out with my friends when not working at an event. I hope they will forgive me for being a sucky friend, and hopefully, one day soon the craziness will be under control. I’m aiming for January 2011. Lol.