Tis Tshirt Season with RNG

So, we’ve been out…and by that we mean really spending time with members in the fashion community and social groups across the prism. We have spared no expense or time to get around to all of the events and occasions on the social calendar. RNG was there! As we continue to link and connect, we encourage all of our friends to feel free to reach out for RNG merch that can be included in their events.

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Having a birthday party for a really cool friend? Or hosting one for yourself? RNG swag is fun for gift bags! Get a tea party tee to commemorate a grand occasion with friends or a Cloud99.9 tee to express the bliss of your for all those on your guest list. The possibilities are endless.

Our Messy Boots tshirt is quite a popular go-to for members of various communities. It’s something that can be worn and taken in any way you want. It has a different kind of reach and is often met with a shoulder nudge and giggle. We get that. Party clothes and fun stuff is a big part of our day to day. We are the escape, we are where our friends go to just be and relax. Whether it’s a grand Alice in Wonderland salute on a five hour tea afternoon or a late night shindig that last til the next morning, RainbowsNGold has the tees that express what an excited state of mind is feeling. We’re just THAT excited all of the time.

Stock up this party season on RNG and send us photos of you in your favourite tees. Doesn’t have to be just ours. Show us the real you. It’s the Selfie Season!

#HappyRebellion

-RNG Entourage

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Now Trending: Tea Party Tees!!

We’re totally immersed in fashion all over the globe including our own. Every wonder how trends get started? We found out everything on the whole sheer movement and silhouette overgarments in Kawaii fashion. According to a couple of JFashion programs, this trend took place back 2014 with various designers adding this element to their dresses, tees and more. Even today this sheer fashion remains in many runway shows.

 

 

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Another come back are tees. Plain tees, iconic tees and especially print tees like those that we offer. People are dressing them up and really finding ways to make them glam or play it cool. We’re doing all the things. Our most recent design, “Tea Party” in our girl cut is now available for the low price of $25. This is the perfect way to show your tea obsession in the realm of Kawaii life. As we have more fun with this shirt, we’ve got a Q for you. Want GLITTER or PASTEL? – Let us know in the comments section, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Tweet us what you want 😉

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But we’re not done…we’ve got a lot of cool and colourful designs coming your way as we navigate the ins and outs of cute-life. Our adventures in the sugary sweet have reached around the world and back again. Can’t wait to share all the fun stuff we’ve been into. Our clothing will reflect the fantasies that are being brought to life in every corner of the globe…oh we’re so ready for this. Join us! Grab your tee and let’s just “be!” We’re basking in #HappyRebellion

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-RNG Entourage

Becoming a Kawaii Model

Looking at fashion magazines and publications can be inspiring. Lots of young men and women aspire to be models and present all of the different keis. The great thing about Japanese Street Fashion are the numerous styles from which you can choose. Be it Gyaru, Neo Gyaru or Mori plus Danshi, these styles are so specific that they become timeless classics within a decade. They are also be seen on runways around the world of late. That gives Japanese Street Fashion enthusiasts a bigger stage and options.

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But how do you even get to be a model? For some it’s a matter of just putting pictures online and being discovered. In the past, a talent scout might see you and literally pick you from a street snap. It’s still the same but there are also agencies and agents that handle the entire process for each person. Founder C2, who has been in the industry for over a decade gives this advice:

“Before visiting an Agent consider photographing with a credible Photographer, Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, and Wardrobe Stylist to start your portfolio. Yes, it’s true you or a friend can take casual snapshots with a camera however you will not begin work right away if taken on by an agency. The Agent will need to schedule a photo shoot so you will have professional photos representing you on their model board. Your portfolio is a valuable investment so be aware of high ticketed photo shoots. It’s not needed to get you started. Also be aware of hidden fees while interviewing with Agents. Do not pay a fee to join an agency unless you are attending a modeling school. Agents receive 15-20 percent taken from your modeling jobs.

Here are tips for a successful photo shoot.

1-    Theme (relevant to your modeling category)

2-    Decide Budget

3-    Create theme for photo shoot (look to magazines stories for ideas)

4-    3 Looks  consisting of a headshot, quarter shot, and body shot

5-    Keep makeup and accessories to a minimum (remember agents want to see the real you)

6-    Compare pricing and style of the Photographer, Makeupe Artist, Hairstylist, and Wardrobe Stylist

7-    Take a friend

Recently, Tokyo Fashion Express featured a competition called the Tokyo Girls Collection where one model was picked out of almost 20,000. In this contest, the group was narrowed down to 10 models and they walked the runway allowing their personality to shine. The winner was a young lady who was twenty. She was the oldest in the group. The youngest was still in grade school. Watching the young women go through the process was a little intense and perhaps nerve-racking for those involved. But the winner was announced and she will now walk the runway for years to come with this particular group that does many of the shoppable runways we talked about last week.

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Next week we’ll explore this further with a look at becoming a model stateside. Finally, those gorgeous lovelies of the trans world are being recognized for the dazzling delightful contributors to fashion that they are. The show Strut which features Slay modeling agency are doing something that others should have been doing long ago…being inclusive. Can’t wait to discuss.

#HappyRebellion

-RNG Entourage

 

Don’t Have to Dig Deep: Shoppable Runways Are In Effect

Tokyo just had yet another  major runway show and as mentioned previously in an RNG post the shoppable runway has become completely accessible to buyers at all levels. This, in many ways, lowers prices and makes kawaii fashion immediately available after a fashion show vs. waiting for it to hit retail stores. You can see the full show on NHK.

 

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There wasn’t just one style shown at this Fashion event. There was a mix of different things and a sort of evolution from day to night. There was a sophisticated approach to all of the clothing and the cute kawaii pinks and pastels were not in abundance but certainly not hidden either. In some cases models wore really deep colours and the famous embroidered jackets that had a feature on Kawaii International this summer.

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With the cooler months approaching, longer pants, rich coloured tops and coordinates were key. There were also a number of hats and headgear. The JFashion street peeps are touching on the new romantic era which was a big hit in the early 80s. Think of the outfits of the early days of Duran Duran and The Fixx. Heavier coats and circle zipper pulls made famous by bands like Tears for Fears, all three of whom have a huge following in Nippon. It’s time to step back into that era and bring it into the light. Funny thing is…they all have new albums or on the way…can we say let’s relive the good parts of that amazing era? Oh heck yeah! Brit pop meets JFashion every day!

Photo on Literary Hoarders, great post to ground you in this music and fashion art. Check them out!

It seems that no matter what, the JFashion streets speak to the hearts of the designers. What the street teams feature will be the hottest trends and we’re already running with it. RNG is right in the fold with a dark tea party t-shirt that’s right in line with the times. You can always access our couture be it on stage or online. Let’s say yes to the shoppable runways everyday. Let’s do this!

#HappyRebellion
-RNG Entourage

Review: Hello Kitty Cafe Truck in Atlanta October 2016

#RNG and friends await for the tea party. 🙂

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Just got back from the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck in Atlantic Station. Not sure how I feel about the experience. I felt like it was a missed opportunity by Sanrio, the parent company of HK. I first met HK on the way home from my grandparents house. There was a little shop in a historic part of the city we lived in at the time. Inside a light was on and the there were little crystal clear pink packages in the window. The light shown down from an upstairs part of the store. Heaven knows there may have been a newcomer or maybe a first gen like myself who was Japanese and a distributor for Hello Kitty and other characters inside. I would have dreams about being in this store and I have, after all these years, not ever forgotten seeing and wondering what on earth it was.

Fast forward…

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