Archive for the ‘Ruby Winkle’ Category
Blog hostess and vintage fashionista, Candice DeVille, showcases her love of the past with Super Kawaii Mama. This lovely blog features everything from kitschy kitchens to candy couture all with a kawaii (or uber cute) sensibility. Ms. DeVille also comes to your beauty bluster aide with her quick tips on make-up and hair. Super Kawaii Mama also offers a vintage fashion gallery which not only displays an enviable wardrobe but it also features Ms. DeVille modeling the clothes in whimsical settings. Each setting is evocative of the very genteel era of the clothing itself. Ms. DeVille recently sports a crinoline 1940’s inspired party dress while daintily smelling flowers in a garden. Super Kawaii Mama is a lovely ode to all things cute and reflective of a time period that exuded playful (and fashionable) innocence. Ms. Ruby Winkle now makes makes her own debut at the lovely Super Kawaii Mama abode.
Mama’s Money Saver is a blog hosted by the Queen of Giveaways-the lovely Ms. Cherise. Mama’s Money Saver combs the best of Etsy shops and features wares that appeal to craft savvy and thrifty Moms. Cher kindly featured Ms. Ruby Winkle.
Kids Book Review is coordinated by children author, Tania McCartney. As the title implies, contributors review children books and illustrators. The blog also features interviews with both illustrators and authors through a series of thoughtful and interesting questions (As an American, I am now familiar with the Aussie slang word, ‘squiz’).
Tokyo Kawaii, etc. is a website written by Kirin which showcases the cute culture and fashion trends of Tokyo. “Kawaii” is a Japanese word which means “cute” but has become synonymous in English with Manga and Anime. Kirin covers such characters as Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and My-HiMe. She also reviews the cool fashion of Harajuku Street and the styles of Gothic Lolita and Gyaru. Tokyo Kawaii, etc. also features cute crafts, stationery and toys. Her blog also deals with topics such as Japanese food, how to speak and understand Japanese as well as travel information.
Tokyo Kawaii, etc. is different from other Kawaii blogs as Kirin is a native to Tokyo and has a first hand account of the latest Japanese trends. Kirin really enjoys her blog because it gives her the opportunity to connect with people around the world. She is especially motivated and inspired by the warm comments and messages that she receives each day. If you are interested in her blog and want to do a post exchange, please contact her. Thanks to Kirin for also doing a lovely feature on Ms. Winkle.
Ilikecharacters.com is 100% dedicated to exploring the weird and wonderful world of character art. Character art can be found everywhere: gallery walls, toy shelves, and even the streets. Ruby also makes her mark.
I attended the BookExpo America this Friday to promote Ms. Ruby Winkle. With postcards in tow and on wobbly shoes, I walked the expansive aisles of contradictorily scarce books. This was my first Book Expo and I had, like with most things, romanticized it in my mind to the magnitude of the Library of Alexandria. My image of the Expo was resplendent with toppling books and quirky librarian types in enormous glasses. Sadly, the majority of the books were in marked up bargain boxes or arranged on Hallmark-esque card racks (luckily, sans squeak). Curiously, most of the new book titles being featured were displayed as minimalist posters behind each publishing booth. I approached several people however most of the publishing representatives seemed to be huddled together in secret money making cabals. The Book Expo was definitely a much more corporate experience than my frequent comic convention attendance however the presence of Dark Horse and pop culture cross-over, Last Gasp Publishing, made me feel a bit more at home. Although most of the people that attended the Expo seemed more interested in contacts and cash than creative content, I met a few people who were very encouraging and friendly. I had the opportunity to meet the publisher of Simply Read Books who published several books by one of my favorite illustrators, Shaun Tan. Shaun Tan is most noted for his book, The Arrival. I also met the Editorial Director of Quirk Books who recently experienced much success with the recent release of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Thanks to Quirk Books also for the much needed bag! Although I left the Expo empty-handed and I only met one book-gushing, quirky woman in black glasses, I felt like the Book Expo was, all-in-all, a good experience. While most of the attendees were seeking large sales, I was content enough to be one of the only people pushing a small story.
Spankystokes.com is an amazingly extensive blog that covers all toy creatures, plastic and plush, and the culture surrounding them. John “Spanky” Stokes was kind enough to envision Ms. Ruby as brethren to the other dimensional creatures that populate his great website. Please visit SpankyStokes’ review of Ruby Winkle.