Rarely does a perfume come along with packaging so appealing that you genuinely don't care what the juice inside smells like. Such is the case with the irrepressibly cute Harajuku Lovers Jingle G ($25), which is topped with a little Harajuku girl dressed as Santa. It's so sweet it could make a grinch's heart grow three sizes, or at the very least give the real Santa a toothache. As far as the fragrance inside goes, it has a pear musk accord that's soft and girlish — a fitting scent for packaging this twee.
When we first spotted Kingston Rossdale taking his mama out to lunch on her birthday, we couldn't get enough of his great plaid pants, but we couldn't find them anywhere. Now we know why — they're part of Gwen Stefani's upcoming Harajuku Mini line that will debut at Target on Nov. 13. Following the mom-of-two's introduction of her Harajuku Lovers' line for the retail giant last year, she's expanding the collection to include affordable pieces for infants, toddlers, and tweens (all priced between $4 and $60) — and we've got the exclusive sneak peek!
Check out all of the adorable pieces inspired by the Japanese district that made the bold designs famous, and tell us what you think in the comments below!
In news of things both unbearably cute and beauty related, Gwen Stefani continues to roll out increasingly adorable, quirky "dolls" in her Harajuku Lovers fragrance collection. The latest limited-edition scent is Super G, which will fly into stores in August. I love all her little superheroine details, from the tie on her cape to the heart cutouts on her mask.
According to the Harajuku Lovers Facebook page, Super G is "a modern-day superhero fighting to bring super kawaii to you all the time." So what does super smell like? Very, very fruity and tropical, with notes that include pineapple, mandarin orange, freesia, banana, vanilla, and raspberry. (Sounds like a smoothie to me.) As a huge comic book dork, I'm going to have a hard time resisting this one. But what do you think? Is Super G a smell-fighter you want on your dressing table? And to get a super close look at the Super G doll, just keep reading.
We all have a friend who goes crazy for kawaii, or cute, Japanese pop culture goods. Why not make her holiday with a gift that appeals to her cartoonish side? Help her catch up on her beauty sleep with a
Rilakkuma eye mask ($11), or give her a place to stash her stuff with a Kuromi cosmetic case ($16). Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style gift set ($100) lets her get all dolled up in fragrance, and if she curls her hair, she may as well do it with a Hello Kitty curling iron ($40). Add a set of made-in-Tokyo candy-themed press-on nails ($8), track down an issue of CUTiE magazine, and your gift is ready.
It's no secret that Gwen Stefani is an enormous fan of Japanese culture. For her new collection of Harajuku Lovers fragrances, Wicked Style, she turned again to Harajuku, the trend-setting Tokyo neighborhood that has inspired her for years. Here, the singer-actress-designer talks about the fragrance-making process, her love of Japan, and why she says she's the same as everyone.
BellaSugar: How did you design the outfits for the fragrance bottles?
Gwen Stefani: We never thought we would get this far with doing so many of the girls. We wanted to go back to the roots of being inspired by Harajuku, the actual place. [Looking at] the different styles of Harajuku girls, we went from there. Then a lot of the stuff is from real costumes.
For the rest of the interview, keep reading.
The area around Sephora in Soho was a madhouse on Fashion's Night Out, and all for one woman: Gwen Stefani. She was there to debut Wicked Style, the new Harajuku Lovers fragrance collection. Only 100 fans were allowed inside Sephora to have Gwen sign their bottles, but that didn't stop hundreds more from milling around the store entrance.
Clad in a dress from her Spring 2011 L.A.M.B. collection, Gwen made it to the front of Sephora a little past 10 p.m. Outside, people began scaling the walls for a peek, so G and her Harajuku Girls dancers stepped into the window for a quick hello. Gwen was tweeting away throughout the evening, and yes, she handles the No Doubt account herself. ("Who else would do it?" she asked.) More from Gwen soon, but for now, check out these pictures from the event.
I never have enough necklaces. They're kind of like potato chips, there's always room for one more. My favorite type of necklace is big, bold, and chunky. I'm really loving the clear crystal necklaces that are popular right now. The clear crystal is a really pretty look with silver. As usual, I want more. Any of these will do.
Sugar HQ is all over Bryant Park for Fashion Week (Team Bella will be posting live from New York the entire time, so remember to check in here for cool backstage sneak peeks). Earlier today, one of the lucky ladies from PopSugar got the chance to chat with Gwen about all manner of things, including the multitalented star's iconic red lipstick and what's up next for Harajuku Lovers. To find out what she had to say, just read more.
Fans of Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers fragrances should love this one. After the success of her Snow Bunnies flanker dolls, Gwen's putting out five new, bikini-clad versions for next Spring. Each has a new scent that matches the personality and fragrance family of the original doll, but adds lighter, more summery notes. I'm loving their cute little belly buttons and adorable pedicures, and while I wasn't crazy about the actual fragrances the first time around, I'm willing to keep an open mind about these new scents. What do you think? Will you be running out to pick these up, or not so much?