She might be 40, but Hello Kitty is one cool cat
For a cat who's nearing 40, Hello Kitty shows no signs of slowing down – something her global legions of fans will surely be pleased about.
The cartoon cat first appeared on a vinyl coin purse by Sanrio in 1974, and made her US debut two years later. It isn't a coincidence that Hello Kitty has been something of a cash cat for the brand, her illustrator Yuko Shimizu was in fact first commissioned to create characters for merchandise as a way of increasing profits of the company's sandals.
This year Hello Kitty has appeared on Zatchels fashion-forward retro satchels and babywear for cashmere brand Brora, but it is this cosmetics collaboration with Superdrug that will have her fans most excited – not least for the pocket money prices which will appeal to Kitty fans young and old.
With names like "play ya", "melt down" and "got dat thang" it seems that the once mild-mannered kitten has entered into a rebellious phase with gusto, and the poster-paint colour of the nail polishes are further testament to that. As well as nail polishes, lipsticks, eye-shadow palettes, tweezers and a manicure set to make the perfect stocking filler for fans of the feline of any age.
Justin Bieber was one of the hardest hit
Life & Style blogs
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
£65000 - £80000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Finance Director required to jo...
£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a unique opportunity fo...
£50000 per annum + 26 days holiday,pension: Ashdown Group: A highly successful...
£27000 per annum + pension + holidays: The Jenrick Group: A Quality Technician...