Just picked up the August edition of Nicola magazine. It’s target market is Japanese teens and focuses on the fashion lifestyle trifecta of clothing, hair, and makeup. This month’s edition includes a promotion from Love Toxic that includes an eyeglasses pin/badge and a neko mimi (cat ears) make up bag. The glasses are so cute. I can’t wait to pair them up with my Mingili London Ice Cream Pop cardigan once the weather cools down a bit.
Flipping through the magazine is a major flashback for me. I was Nicola’s target market back in the 1980′s. You could have literally handed this edition to me then and it would have been the epitome of coolness. Terms such as “grody,” “like totally,” and “for sure” are now replaced with “kawaii!!” I never expected to feel nostalgic over neon, shoulder revealing sweatshirts, and plastic jewelry… but there you have it. My original My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Bright, and Smurfs are back on trend but have long since passed from my possession.
I had a little fun playing around with different items from Love Toxic and the brand’s line is pretty versatile. You could pull together a dressier look or a very casual look easily. If you want to put together your own coordinate be sure to check out the Code Colle X Love Toxic dress up game online.