Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection Launch Party on Nov. 17, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
Hello Kitty has been universally loved worldwide for generations, and lately, Kitty is showing her chops as a pretty savvy business mind, partnering with other similarly beloved brands like Sephora and Vans. Why the collaboration with lady-fave Forever 21 hadn’t happened sooner is a mystery to us, but it’s not one we’ll dwell on because what’s important is that all the cutesy Kitty swag is finally HERE! Last night marked the debut of the Hello Kitty x Forever 21 clothing collection for which Kendall and Kylie Jenner played host. The girls are both arguably seasoned models now, Kendall being the feature model of several campaigns for eveningwear line Sherri Hill and Kylie having made her runway debut this New York Fashion Week in Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn SS2012 fashion show. Donning glossy blunt banged ponytail ’dos and Hello Kitty’s trademark angled hair bow, Kendall and Kylie also modeled a GANG of outfits from the brand-new collection—many pieces of which you can already start buying online!
Kendall Jenner at the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection Launch Party on Nov. 17, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
While the ballerina pink tutu isn’t available yet, the charcoal, light-pink piped crew-neck cardigan is already sitting on the Forev ecommerce site, waiting for you to buy it (for now, anyway). The outfit is sweet and girly without being saccharine thanks to the light (rather than bold) pink, the soft gray, and the tough-making ankle booties (had she worn a Mary-Jane style, say, with ankle socks, we’d all need revival from the sugar coma). One of the most interesting pieces of the line is a clear raincoat, which slicks rain away without effing with all the fabulousness of the outfit you intended to walk out of the house with. Kendall wears it here on top of the rhinestone emblazoned High Low Kitty Top and some embellished leggings. This third outfit is a little bit downtown with the adventurous faux-leather overall shorts (a brief pause for you to wrap your minds around THAT), mesh Hello Kitty silhouette top, peachy cardigan, collegiate striped Kitty knee-highs, and an iced out Hello Kitty nameplate necklace. The rhinestone tee and nameplate make a reappearance in this fourth outfit—this time paired with a winning matching printed ballerina pink beanie and cardi combo.
Kylie Jenner at the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection Launch Party on Nov. 17, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
We think this oversized top would look just as cute with some coated skinnies and a pair of platforms as it does with this blue tutu skirt and pink opaque tights (which we think Kylie might be wearing backwards—no matter, it worked for Demi Lovato, right?). Kylie also tries her hand at the transparent rainslicker, totally committing with the addition of a Hello Kitty umbrella (which BTW isn’t online yet, but you can bet as soon as it hits the site we’ll be nabbing one or two or, you know, EIGHTY). We can’t wait to get our hands on the peach printed chiffon blouse and leathery circle skirt of this outfit, and love the styling decision of matching nude socks and the Hello Kitty signature bow turned headband. You’d think head-to-toe Kitty would be ocular overkill, but this gray sleeveless shift is well-balanced by Kylie’s other accessories: a bold pink hair bow to rival Lady Gaga’s, a subtle silhouette-charm necklace, and black tights with pink Kitty faces peeking from the toes. To make a long story short (JK this is a NOVEL), we want it ALL!