Saturday 10 September 2011

It’s cute – it’s weird – it’s PonPonPon!

This is Candy Land Harajuku style! Enjoy this crazy, colourful and quirky debut single, PONPONPON by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ~ a Japanese fashion designer, blogger, model, and a high school student. This is so OTT that it’s great!

The rainbow-colored, toy-filled visual spectacle includes a kaleidoscope of faceless, cross-dressing plus-size dancers,  floating toast with 3-D eyeballs and Kyary’s head turning to pink Picasso slime. There’s a lot of Tokyo’s famous “kawaii” fashion going on ~ the hair bows, the pink Dr. Martens with ruffle socks and the eyeball-print bloomers.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is Japan’s summer pop sensation and PONPONPON has gained international popularity due to the music video’s craziness, weirdness, and it’s cuteness. The super-kawaii bedroom set was designed by Harajuku’s own Sebastian Masuda of 6%DOKIDOKI.

On July 25, 2011, Warner Music Japan released the song’s music video.

“PONPONPON” was written and composed by Yasutaka Nakata, who is sort of like the The-Dream of J-Pop, an auteur whose work guiding female vocalists like PerfumeCapsule and Meg always follows an instantly-identifiable, common perfect thread. In their world, Nakata and his artists make music sublime, a happy marriage of early-2000s French electro and soprano Auto-Tune.  The Fader

Who is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu? {excerpt wikipedia via know your meme}

Takemura Kiriko, better known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, was born on January 29, 1993 and resides in the Harajuku district of Tokyo. She  began her career as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines such as Kera! and Zipper. After achieving a measure of fame, she began to establish herself as a businesswoman by launching a line of fake eyelashes called “Harajuku Doll Eyelashes by Eyemazing x Kyary” and appearing at fashion shows. In April 2011, she frontlined the charity event “One Snap For Love” with legendary Japanese fashion editor and photographer Yasumasa Yonehara and Japanese brand 6%DOKIDOKI for victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

In July 2011 she began a music career by releasing her first single, “PONPONPON”. The music video, a psychedelic tribute to Kawaisa and Decora culture, was released to Youtube and became a viral hit. The single was produced by Yasutaka Nakata and is the first release from Kyary’s debut mini-album, Moshi Moshi Harajuku. “PONPONPON” quickly rose to the top of the iTunes charts in both Finland and Belgium.


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    2 Responses to “It’s cute – it’s weird – it’s PonPonPon!”

    1. nizz says:

      do you know what hair color/wig color she uses?


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