The Cloud 9 Challenge – Kawaii Serenity

This weekend was certainly one of enlightenment for one of our entourage members. Many of our fans are fully immersed in Asian culture an languages. We’re clearly enamored with the wonderful and vast culture of Japan. But far past the busy streets of Tokyo are prefectures and villages where the serene life and traditional ways are in place. This, for a fellow RNGer who spent three hours speaking with a Japanese film producer who swept us into an exciting time away from city life, was a reminder that you can take the kawaii life anywhere. Imagine a blissful moment in the serenity the outskirts amidst the seasons of Japan. In our minds we’re decked out in a Cloud 9 tee, having real sushi, practicing our kanji and having an amazing time.

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Saw this on Pinterest. Hoping to connect with the artist for more info.

We preach party but the serenity of Cloud 9 comes from being able to wallow in the wilderness of peace. This holiday season is brewing with the hustle and bustle of gift shopping…so much so, statistics are showing many people aimed to avoid it and shopped online. And here we are in our rainbowed bliss with tshirts that can be purchased in a split second without scrambling or fighting for the last one…though our Tea Party tee is about to flee. Get yours now because we’re running out. And with that we encourage you to take the Cloud 9 challenge. Find your place of peace.

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Send us a selfie of you and your friends, decked out in your kawaii best but in a blissful rest. Sprawl out in your quiet place at home. Grab your dolls, a cup of tea and just be. We want to hear how you find peace in the season. Let Cloud 9 be your inspiration and bring us with you into the bliss of serenity.

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Ahhh, this was bliss…the serenity of the woods, great tea and amazing friends

#HappyRebellion indeed…
-RNG Entourage

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The Power of Friendship

Kawaii culture is very much centered around building up a wardrobe as much as it is having friends with which to share it. It’s essential to attend conferences and meetups to get to know others who share your passion for this fashion. Fewer times have been so important as now to build lasting bonds and friendships with your fashion community. We’re moving toward 2017 and we want to go in with strength in numbers, heart and soul. That’s what RainbowsNGold has been doing since day one.

We want to lead you to the RNG FB page which gives you tons of ideas on how to mix and mingle with people. In our Kawaii Bites we’re always sharing the latest kawaii fun and places to go or people of which to see. It’s amazing to think a whole group of potential friends is right at your fingertips. Through some of our posts we’ve been able to reach out and bond with featured guests on Kawaii International and also find new brands in our fashion comm to explore and share. This is all a part of the global goal of true friendship.

It’s time to reach out. Our challenge to you this week is seek out a community within Kawaii fashion that you’ve never been to before and virtually shake hands. Find out what’s new in their world and maybe plan for a visit. Slip on that RNG tshirt and reach out on a mission of everlasting friendship. And while clad in all things rad, we’ll keep you updated on our adventures as well.

#HappyRebellion
-RNG Entourage

Celebration of Inclusion via Victorian Fashion

Our resident blogger and entourage member talks briefly about inclusion in fashion. This is a topic to which we hold dear because RainbownsNGold IS an inclusive company. We live and breathe inclusion. It’s just what we do. We’re all about opening up dialogue to highlight the wonderful world of loving our friends and ignoring anything or anyone that would remotely try to separate us due to our physical, religious or ethnic differences…especially in the world of fashion. Please read with an open mind.

It has been quite a season of introspect for many across the world. One thing that’s for sure is there’s a beautiful wave and push for inclusion that embraces all who are on the path of enlightenment and true love. Breaking down stereotypes and destroying myths is not just trending it’s becoming a permanent way and approach to the way we interact. Slipping quickly into the habit of calling people by their nationality vs. their ethnicity, we’re also seeing the rise of fashion and retail casually presenting multiethnic relationships in their advertising without the unnecessary explanations. It’s refreshing to say the least. Most people do not want to be weighed down with having their uniqueness pointed out in a stereotypical way. To say that a person of colour and minorities are “interesting” because they’re wearing type of clothing different from the style drummed up by modern day colonial hangovers speaks volumes about the one noticing it. Which brings me to this wonderful article that talks about minorities in Victorian fashion. Please enjoy and note the similarities between these clothes and those worn today by many people of in the Japanese Street Fashion communities (which is made up of all colours mind you). Man, did they wear it well! Thanks to the JFashion movements and global dandy culture, you can still find in parts of South African and beyond, elements of these styles that are still going strong. Talk about a sharp dressed man…and woman! Yes, trust. Link to full photo ablum here: http://www.upworthy.com/17-stunning-photos-of-black-victorians-show-how-history-really-looked?c=ufb1&s=p

Japanese Street Fashion is circumnavigating the globe. It has reached the Middle East and many African nations as well, swirling and combining with local customs and cultures. It will look a little different from the original Japanese keis and even those are evolving daily with respect to those who still follow the originals. It’s absolutely awesome. It is a uniting factor. We all love to spend time together dressed up in our favourite part of this fashion culture. In doing so, it’s essential that we embrace all cultures that appreciate and celebrate the fashion beyond the stereotypes we’ve been led to believe. That is not at the heart of the sisterhood and brotherhood of the movement. Even if you’ve encountered over 50 people at different times in your life of one classification who act the same way thus making you think that one group is the same all over…you’re still going to find others in that classification who are different at some point. There is no true place for exclusion anymore. It’s oxymoronic and unwanted.

Our fashion culture is one that should be a safe place for all cultures to come together and enjoy long Harajuku Fashion Walks and weekly teas. Bringing the essence of the colonial hangover into it just ruins it for everyone, even the person who harbours it. This article and the pictures inside show that people of colour have been a part of fashion communities for years and have worn it well. There are countless other articles out there showing the travel of Arabs, Africans, Asians from the north and more going around the world and interacting just as people do today in the fashion of the time, far outside that of their native cultures and certainly far from any stereotypes about the people of their land. Long live this spirit of inclusion, of taking part and enjoying each other. As we move forward toward the once elusive Utopia, nothing but love will be tolerated. Love wins over everything else, every. single. time. Grab yourself an RNG tshirt and become part of a beautiful thing.

#HappyRebellion

-RNG Entourage

Go For Glam with Rainbows ‘N’ Gold

We went from creepy creations to cool weather cute in zero to sixty. Halloween ┬áhad barely passed before we spotted the first Christmas Tree. So…let’s do this. Let’s get ready to glam up the season with a ton of kawaii cool and creative coordinates┬álike these from h. Naoto!

Our challenge is still out there. We want to see how you glam up RNG tees. We’ve been out and about in ours. Our entourage is just sparkling and we’re loving it.
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In addition to making your RNG sparkle and shine how about other parts of your wardrobe. No matter if you celebrate these holidays or not you’ll probably end up at a party or two. We all know that Lolitas and JFashionistas never turn down a good gathering. So what’s your favourite JFashion glammed up look for this season? We wanna see your photos.
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We’ve been out with RNG founder C2 on her photoshoots and were beyond pleased with the pictures. Feel inspired by these gorgeous looks and really dive into with friends in tow. The nights are longer so you’ve got more time to really give it all you’ve got and strut your stuff from your favourite online stores and boutiques. We trust we’re one of them.
Let’s see you shine!
#HappyRebellion
-RNG Entourage