Thursday, January 19, 2012


+ hello loves! i figured it was about time for another giveaway! 
There are plenty of ways to enter [multiple times] and I will pick a winner using a random number picker!  Each time you do one of the entry tasks, comment here [and include your e-mail addy] so that I will be able to contact the winner from here!

1. Follow this blog w/ google
2. Follow this blog on blogluvin
3. Follow @BowsAndAnArrow
4. Post about our giveaway on your blog!
5. Fan Us On Facebook
6. "Favorite" the store or items on etsy
6. Tweet or Facebook post about the giveaway [limit: only one per day counts!]
GOOD LUCK! ! ! !

xoxo, lindsey

Saturday, January 14, 2012

+ artist spotlight: Keyla Meijer of Ribbonheart

. . .I ran across her work in a random google search and fell in love! these are some of her most recent pictures! not only are the characters super kawaii, but check out their wardrobe! i want these bows and sweaters! lol. awesome work Keyla! <3

xoxo, lindsey

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

+ sweet editorial

. . .i always LOVE it when designers do something sweet and totally kawaii! 
Mulberry S/S 2012 campaign
Photographer: Tim Walker
Models: Frida Gustavsson & Lindsey Wixson
[also, Lindsey is one of my favorite models. love her gap! ]
xoxo, lindsey

Friday, January 6, 2012

+ how to dress: Fairy Kei style

 + one of my favorite Japanese street styles is FAIRY KEI. it contains a whole lot of KAWAII [cute]  x 80s POP & CHARACTERS. It's really fun and a lot of the products in the Kawaii x Bows x Arrows etsy store is based on this style.

here are a few good EXAMPLES:

+ a big part of fairy kei is a focus on the 80s and popular CUTE characters from that era such as : Barbie, Popples, Care Bears, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Disney Characters, etc

+ fairy kei style is usually expressed with pastel colors [mainly pinks, blues, greens, yellows, and purples] and similar neon colors as well
 + make-up is usually somewhat soft or glittery [eyes] and mimics the colors in the outfit

+ kawaii [cute] accessories are also a big part of this style. cute bows, bracelets, rings, earrings, purses, etc are a must.
+ this style is great if you like to DIY [to make your own accessories] or thrift [to find cute stuff from the 80s]

+ cute socks and tights in pastel colors with prints such as sweet hearts, or stars, or rainbows are very popular. leg warmers are too, since this is an 80s based style!

+ cute little skirts are very popular with this style but fairy kei style colored shorts or jeans can be acceptable as well!
+ hair usually mimics the style and is bright colors, whether it's dye, extensions, or a wig.
+ some of my favorite popular brands that sell fairy kei style items are : Spank!, Chocomint , Electric Alice, and Milklim  [but these are sometimes quite pricey]

xoxo, lindsey

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

+ a love so skin deep

+ i absolutely love CUTE tattoos. and well done at that. i may finish my sleeve with some characters and bows to represent the brand so these are good inspiration for anybody who's thinking of getting something similar  ^_^


Monday, January 2, 2012

+ new products: kawaii iPhone cases !

. . .so happy that i finally get to reveal these! i've been working on designing them for the store! custom iPhone 4 and 4S cases and skins!  super cute, don't you think? I may branch off into doing cases for older versions of the iPhone and maybe other types of phones as well. . .