Friday, December 30, 2011

+ the bold & beautiful: Nicki Minaj

+ promised myself that in 2012 i'd be more bold and wear whatever i want, whenever i want. i don't want to define my style. just want to wear cute shit. so this week's inspiration pics come from Nicki Minaj. i don't always agree with her style but i always respect it! i think she's adorable and i love how she pulls from Japanese street style at times.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

+ resolutions and giveaway winner

+ okie dokie. i hate super serious new years resolutions so i'll just roll with some fun stuff! hopefully it all happens! ! !

New Year's Resolutions For 2012 ! ! !

  • get the galaxy litas by jeffrey campbell

  • collect care bears

  • get an angelic pretty dress

  • find a boyfriend that hearts me and takes good style post pics ;)

  • go to more blogger meet-ups + make new friends

  • buy more cute stuff for myself, instead of just making

  • support other indie brands

  • reach all goals for the store

what are some of your goals for next year???

+ P.S. The Kawaii Nails Giveaway Winner's Number Was Chosen At Random. Entry #34! A Tweet From Anna Nyugen!
Congrats Anna! I will be contacting you to get your shipping info!
Thanks to all who participated! Another great giveaway coming in January!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

+ merry christmas

+ hope everyone that celebrates Christmas enjoys time with their families today ! ! !

no matter what you celebrate this month. . .happy holidays! ! !


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

+ KAWAII x BOWS x ARROW grand opening

+ THANK YOU from everyone !  fairy kei friends, family, kawaii kyuties, and lolitas! you all have been so supportive and constantly inspiring! the kawaii-inspired line is now officially available in the STORE and i will be adding new items [almost] DAILY! i want to always have a large variety in the store. here are a few pictures [click them to go to the listing in the store] . enjoy  :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

+ store sneak preview

+ i predict that i'll be up late tonight working non-stop! the 21st is FAST approaching and it's almost time to re-vamp the store and release the new items! ! ! !


here are a few more sneak peek pictures. VERY peekish! ! !

what do you guys think? ^_^
OH. and don't forget about the kawaii nail giveaway


Friday, December 16, 2011

+ it's me again

+ trying out some new eyeliner turned into this ^_^
carpet ride?
blush was tooooo pink. if i did makeup reviews i would speak more on it, but i don't. . .well not yet at i'll go back to darker, redish blush. not powdery pinky pink!

Monday, December 12, 2011

+ kawaii nail craze + GIVEAWAY

+ so recently while tumbling and googling i came across an awesome site that sells pre-decorated kawaii nails! they may be a bit "extra" for everyday but then again, not really. lol. Yukiumi has an awesome selection of these [as well as other cute stuff]. i like that their products come in sizes, because sometimes the normal press ons seems a tad small! not everybody has the same size fingers! i like them SO MUCH that i want to GIVE a set to a lucky blog reader :)

here are a few of my super cute faves from Yukiumi. 3D Japanese Nails :

Saturday, December 10, 2011

+ the cutie charlotte : style inspiration

+ i've only been following her blog [ Charlotte Clothier ] for a few weeks but i totally love it! i like her style in that it's kind of like mine, doesn't fit into a particular category but is inspired by different things on a daily basis! no matter what she's wearing or how she accessorizes or styles her hair it always seems effortlessly amazing!  that's why she's my blog crush this week [which i think i skipped last week but oh well].lol.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

+ 2 weeks . yay!

+ yay. only two weeks left until the line debuts. this shall be interesting and fun. hope i finish everything on time!  [12.21.11] ! ! ! !

meanwhile everything in the store now needs to go! so buy it! please. lol

here are a few pics i'm using as inspiration today while i work:

Monday, December 5, 2011

+ selfmore.

+ i've been posting a lot of other stuff and decided to post about me today ^_^

this is what i'm wearing today, simply because I don't have to go to school so I can do what I want.

been kind of putting all of my extra money into starting the kawaii line for bows and arrow [ release 12.21.11, whooo hooo] so i haven't been shopping, but this is a look i've never really done before so it's making old new!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

+ store spotlight : pink sugar shopp

+ showing some bow-love to this etsy store: 
 i hope this inspires her to make more because I LOVE the ones she has! <3
may look for a few cute fabrics like this to make a few for our store!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

+ lucky charms

hearts. stars. horseshoes.
clovers and balloons.
they all stop and stare
when you enter the room

blond and pink hair
big pretty curls
in a room full of black
you live in your own world

care bears and ponies
alice in wonderland
i'm here, i'll never judge you
come and take my hand  :)

just a quick write up for all those girls that stand out in a crowd.
never be afraid to be you!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

+ a little minnie, me

+ i decided to play dress up the other day

i mixed some floral prints and leopard and black.
that sounds all bad but it turned out pretty kyute ^_^

the bow made me look a little like minnie mouse. lol

Monday, November 28, 2011

+ tumbling and tumbling :)

+ been having way too much fun. hours upon end. on the Bows And Arrow Tumblr Blog. here's some of the pics from the page. cuteness to the max  ^_^ kawaii and lolita'd out!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

+ kawaii kyutie + inspiration: Pastel Raindrops

+ somewhere in a land of purple unicorns and pretty pink bows, there's Pastel Raindrops. an amazing blog by Mio. from her kitsch room full of rainbow plushies and pretty makeup to her amazingly cute DIY projects, she always manages to keep me captivated. her blog is one of my favorites to go to for inspiration, which I need a lot of right now :)  her look is always changing but still always cute and she stays true to her style which is everything cute x lolita x kitsch x kawaii.  that's why she's this week's inspiration!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

+ new direction: kawaii inspiration


+ hope you like the inspiration pics.

+ sometimes, there are things you love that inspire you, but you have to find ways to KEEP them inspiring you. i knew i loved crafting bows, but after a while i realized that it wasn't enough. it was hard to come up w/ collection themes for new bows and materials, and afterwards i'd always find things i wanted to make but didn't because they didn't "fit" in. but there is a love i have as much as the love i have for bows. it's the love of all things lolita x kawaii x cute and sweet x kitsch . i have decided to re-vamp the brand to forever represent my love of these things.  there will still be majority bow-based pieces but this will allow me to do even more unique jewelry pieces as well!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

+ hair bow.literally!

. . .we tweeted asking if anybody may want to see a tutorial for how to re-create the lady gaga hair bow. the answer was clearly, YES! so, here you go! this is the best and most popular one we've found! super cute and way easier than I thought!


Saturday, July 9, 2011

+ favoritism

. . .everybody seems to want to know from me what my favorite piece is from the new collection so far! although i'm going to be releasing new pieces weekly, my current favorite is the "Ice Cream Parlor" ring! uber cute!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

+ out on a limb

two little bows, sitting in a tree, B-O-W-S And Arrow please. [was that corny?]
anywho, I love this photo, and this necklace!

+ the nautical girl

showing respect to all things navy-ish and nautical.
they say everything is bigger in texas, like this bow, made from a texas flag.

+ the native american

native american inspired, vintage americana collection piece. 
i'm re-creating a veil like this for my wedding, if I ever find a husband.

+ a new beginning

This season, things have changed, and that's for the better. I've been slaving away, working on the lookbook and new store for the new "Vintage Americana" collection. Finally, the time is almost here, and i'm absolutely pooped! 

Throughout the sewing needle and hot glue wounds, an amazing collection was created and I hope that it is enjoyed by ALL.

I'll be posting a few pictures from the lookbook, because, hey, the new blog needs some posts, and I know you want to see larger versions of the pictures!