Gleefully Gifting with RainbowsNGold

In Atlanta, where we call home, we are big on gift giving and bringing treats to one another. For years, members of our entourage have participated in gift exchanges for a number of different holidays including Christmas and Valentine’s Day. We find this to be our way of bonding.

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Gifts during tea parties can be as elegant as these from Surreal Sentiments

Lolita culture is also steeped in the intimacy of good friendships. It’s not uncommon to find Lolitas curled up with one another feeding each other candy or bonding over a piece of cake. Males and females and those of many different genders swirl into this huge woven basket of friendship and ultra care. It’s a magical scene.

RainbowsNGold promotes this type of healthy living and encourages you to take your friendships to the next level with gifts. They don’t have to be ultra elaborate, just make sure they are from the heart. You can twin-out with an RNG tshirt to start. Grab the slogan you feel your friend can relate to most and grab two, one for them, the other for you. Make a plan to dress it up and make a day to go out in your RNG swag. Take a photo! Share it with us. The couple or crew of more than two will win two shirts of your choice from our online store. We can’t wait to make a social buzz post about you and your friends!

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#FriendshipIsPhenomenal
#HappyRebellion
-RNG Entourage

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Release the Rainbows: Shining Through Personas

Did you know masks are a part of winter in Tokyo? These elaborate works of art are a part of traditions. With bold and suspicious faces, they delight and scare adults and children alike. But much like Lunar New Year dragons in China, you need these creatures to bring you good fortune in the new year.

RainbowsNGold hopes that you will find RNG swag just as exciting. Instead of slightly frightening we give you quite a bit of Kawaii coolness to sashay your way into cute fashion circles. Much like the mask hides one’s face and allows them to be uninhibited, our casual couture allows you to let go and be your true self.

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NHK shows some cute ways to celebrate fashion and fun on Kawaii Intl. Cute little mustache masks included!

Let your creative side shine using the surging high of Cloud 9.99. Be sugary sweet in a tea party tee! Or get as messy as you wanna be with our Messy Boots. It’s all up to you and we support your wish to let the real you come through!

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We’re on Cloud 99.9 when we spend our afternoons watching NHK and highlights from Tokyo. It’s pure bliss!

 

#HappyRebellion

-RNG Entourage

 

Fashion Festivals For Fun

Currently in Tokyo, the winter festivals are underway. The snow festivals of winter are some of the most glorious of all. RainbowsNGold always encourages a good helping of NHK World programming and this is the season to watch as the network sends guides and  visitors to the area to cover the amazing sites. But what about creating these same spectacular emotions in your own lives?

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A festival of fashion is what we’re thinking of this month. Create events and fun outings for a few weekends straight. Make an invitation via online tools, decorate and assign a theme. Be sure to add visits to some of your favourite places that correspond to the theme of the fashion festival. That might be your local mall or a shopping centre. As always, a foodie hangout is crucial cause you’ll want to take pictures of the delicious fare.

 

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For us, it’s about dressing up, having warm soups and good meals together. We make a list of the places we love the most and head out dressed in our RNG best. We are quite the spectacle and we have a blast. We encourage you to do the same. It’s very easy to get caught up in the darkness of the season, but you can turn it into the light. Share with us the ways in which you are doing your very best to make the days brighter through fashion, food and fun.

#HappyRebellion is filled with food and good friends!

-RNG Entourage

New Year, New Foods, Fashion & Fun

As we tuck away these last few days of 2016, and happily so given the number of amazing icons we lost this year, it’s a great time to go ahead and start getting ready for something new. Never have we ever been so eager to get into the groove of a new year than now. We’re throwing ourselves into the joy that 2017 is trusted to bring with determination to do it well and in kawaii style.

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Our foodie friends all over the globe are taking on a new approach to healthy eating. We’re talking fun ways to dress up veggies and be healthier. From the coolest Bentos to the bounciest of veggie noodles and zoodles mixed with luscious sauces and creamy coverings that leave you warm and well fed. We’ll be snuggling up to our friends in Tokyo as they cover the food filled streets of Tokyo festivals for a feast lovers dream. It’s gonna be tasty and we’re gonna eat it!

 

RNG is currently seeking an artist that is eager to contribute to our fascinating minds and imagination. We’ve got tons of ideas to share and we want an artist that can help bring that to life. Is that you? Tell us about yourself. Email us on rainbowsngold.com. We’ll be in touch to discuss our new year with you!

We’re excited to be in the fashion scene of 2017! Join us in celebrating the good life. Find the tee that suits you best from our cute collection on rainbowsngold.com. Our fellow friends and talented icons wear it well and we love and appreciate them for being such amazing people.

The fun has just begun. We’re getting started right now as there is no time like the present to be in perfect harmony with fellow Kawaii minds. The upcoming Atlanta Lolita Tea takes place on the 22nd of January. We’re ringing in the new year with bells and teacups on! Join us in Atlanta! (Insert link), it’s gonna be a truly Kawaii good time an we want to see you there!

Stay cute, stay kawaii and as always let your life be filled with Happy Rebellion!
-Team RNG

Colours of Christmas

Let’s just keep it real. It’s okay to wear black on Christmas. There’s no rule anywhere that says your coordinate has to match any colour combination of Santa Claus. The Black Coordinate is the mother of all winter coords in many ways. It can be everything and nearly every kei (put on enough bows and it will be sweet …okay maybe not but you can soften it). Today, Christmas is spent in many ways. There’s the morning gifts by the tree for some, there’s a big dinner with relatives you only see once or twice a year and for others it’s a quiet time in a coffee shop, by a warm flame at home with a loved one or maybe even a movie with friends followed by Chinese food. But for Lolitas…many of us take it to a whole other level. Christmas time is the another day to dress it up and we’re going for an EGL fest with black coordinate suggestions.

There’s this cool coordinate from an ETSY designer. It’s black, it has ace and chiffon and all this and it’s all that and more. For a cool 74.99+ shipping you can wear this with pride. We love it. But look at other shoppes as well. There’s a lot from which to pick.

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Here’s where we found this… https://www.pinterest.com/pin/66850375694164457/

We’re also hoping that you’ll feel inspired by the black Tea Party tee from us, RainbowsNGold. Imagine pairing this over a pink long sleeved shirt (or black) which allows the iconic symbols of things like our beloved macarons and tea pots to pop and stand out. You can add dandy shorts or a skirt with this and a few fashionable chains.

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Then of course there’s the simple black dress from Elegy. Elegy is the queen of making a black dress look amazing. Be it the babydoll frame Batty OP or the latest from her treasure of dark gems, you’re going to find something that is elegant and perfect for the holiday.

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Elegy has the most amazing items to build and or buy a coordinate. http://www.elegyclothing.com – and yes, we’ve mixed our swag with theirs and it looked great!

And you know, if you don’t celebrate Christmas that’s fine. Just put on your favourite black coord and go about your day. Come join us online and let us know how you spend your time this winter. Send us selfies of you in our beautiful black coordinate.

#HappyRebellion (for real)!

-RNG Entourage

Feeling the Energy of the Season

Festivals of light and joy are in abundance. At RainbowsNGold, our cultured circle continues to celebrate everything that we are. This month, several festivals take place. There’s Yalda, a Persian holiday where friends and family recongise ‘the longest night’ or Winter Solstice. Then there’s Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights recongising the miracles that took place at this time so many centuries ago. Following that is Christmas, Kwanza and the Gregorian New Year. So, as you slip into your RNG swag, ready to gather with friends you might ask, “Wait, so…can we celebrate all of them?” The answer is, of course you can!

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Gotta have holiday cookies!!

When you fill your life with cultured friends it’s always a win-win. You get to go to all the parties and events. But even if you and your circle don’t celebrate any of these you can still take the time to learn. Part of the Cloud 99.9 experience is one of enlightenment. Educating yourself on what is going on around you and finding the good in it is one of the best ways to experience pure bliss. As you continue to collect coordinates this season and exchange RNG t-shirts as gifts, think about adding a little card or info to your presents. Tell one of your friends about a holiday that they may not know about. Have you ever attended one night of Hanukkah? Now is the time to do it. Slip into your Cloud 99.9 tshirt and head on over to the library or look up the public Hanuakkah celebrations in your town. Or maybe take a friend to see The Nutcracker! It’s a global holiday tradition. It’s also a bold step to be one with your community and those around you and a beautiful way to extend love and appreciation by joining in ceremonies and groups around you.

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One of the world’s greatest holiday traditions is The Nutcracker Ballet

Like to sing? Then Yalda is for you. This evening is filled with poetry and thoughtful prose. Slide into your Tea Party shirt and find a community that celebrates the Winter Solstice in the Persian style. Learn about the history of the night and all of its significance. In most Persian communities, tea is a part of everyday life. So bring an extra tea party shirt and share the inclusive message of RNG with your new friends. Again, it’s a bold way to bring together communities. Be that one to start the bonds of friendship that can last as long as these decades old traditions.

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Have you celebrated Yalda in the past? A night of poetry, tea and feasting with friends! See here the traditional Zoreskh. #FoodieFeasts

RNG is filled with cultural ambassadors. Be a part of this movement and share the message of peace and community. Send us your photos, articles and other finds online. Leave them on our Facebook page, Instagram or tag us on Twitter. We are ready to welcome you and your new friends with open arms into the international circle of love and light.
#HappyRebellion also means love
-RNG Entourage

Rising into the New Year the RNG Way

RainbowsNGold is a brand with deep roots in thoughts, culture and an eagerness for the good life. Everything on which the brand focuses is bright, bold and embracing. Its uniqueness is embraced by those who are looking far beyond the surface. There are roughly three weeks left in December. We’ll soon be turning over another page to a new year. That moment in time, the turning of the clock is very important and very sensitive to energy. RNG believes in surrounding oneself with the best energy at this time.

On this night, wear your favourite coordinates, an RNG Tee with your favourite skirt, glitterati style fashion and be surrounded with friends. Think about the fun themes we’ve celebrated this year and the concept of Cloud 99.9 being more than just your average cloud 9 experience. It takes you to another level altogether. We made a conscious effort to have fun all year long with visits to extraordinary places and spent time with some of the most incredible people. RNG supported pageants, dancers, designers, photographers and our fellow JFashionistas at tea parties and tons of other great events. We want more of this in 2017, don’t you?

Our community is made up of so many different walks of life. We’re students, parents, artists, entrepreneurs and so much more. Our common goal is the love of the kawaii life and continuing that admiration for all things cute well into mature adulthood. As a community we can find ways to promote and nurture the need for the sweeter side of reality. That’s our goal in the coming weeks. We want to find ways that really embrace and celebrate life as a festival of friendship and fun. As you approach the coming year, share your thoughts and desires for all things good with us. Take a picture, a selfie, a snapshot or share an article that features what you envision in kawaii life in 2017. What do you want to fill your life up with? What amazing moments and new memories do you want to share with friends. Fill up your thoughts with what you want. Share it with us and together let’s make that happen. Grab your RNG t-shirt, join in the movement to make your life as cute as you want it!

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Speaking of memories, have you contributed to the Domo Time Capsule with NHK and Sebastian Masuda?

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

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