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About joulesw1811

Award winning Chocolatier by day; I run my own Chocolate Boutique and Traditional Sweet Shop in Shrewsbury. While studying at University in Salford I wrote a dissertation on Hello Kitty, which enabled me to embrace a passion for the Japanese culture and Hello Kitty. It’s one of my ambitions to someday turn my dissertation into a PHD and take my research to the next level. I love travelling, spending time with friends and food

What do people think…..?

So I’m about to start my first lecture next week after not attending uni since 2006. I’m really looking forward to it and developing the ideas and views I have. I’m especially excited as I keep seeing lots of Hello … Continue reading

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Moving Forward :)

I can’t believe September is nearly over! This year has gone very quickly and over the summer I have been very busy exhibiting at various events and working in my shop. I also spent the summer as some of you … Continue reading

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Sorry for the lack of blogging…

Hello Everyone, I haven’t posted for a while partly because I’ve been busy with work, and partly down to the fact that I need to do more work on my proposal. I’ve been asked to focus my proposal more and … Continue reading

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Japanese Street Fashion: Ganguro

Japanese Street Styles seem to jump from one extreme to another; they are all dramatic and connote so many different messages for the wearers and the people viewing the wearers. Ganguro is the next style I’m going to introduce to … Continue reading

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News Articles 2011: Kiss to Team up with Hello Kitty?

According to Blabbermouth.net, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed this past weekend via Twitter that he was scheduled to meet with executives to discuss, in his words, “a KISS-Hello Kitty worldwide deal. Wow.” As Japanese company Sanrio’s most recognizable character, Hello Kitty … Continue reading

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Japanese Street Fashion: Dolly Kei

Compared to other Japanese Street Fashions this is quite a new style taking inspiration from the Middle Ages and the European Fairy tales written by the Brother Grimm. For anyone who hasn’t heard of the Fairy tales, they are of … Continue reading

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A very mini update…..

I’ve neglected my blog for the last month, June’s always a busy month for me. I’m on the committee of Shrewsbury Carnival and Show which takes place ever year in June. It raises money and awareness for local charities and … Continue reading

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