MissKika is a self-proclaimed candy-coated illustrator and boy, is this true.. her style is an interesting and beautiful fusion of doe-eyed anime characters and the vivid colors of the 80’s and 90’s. Miss Kika also seems to be inspired by artist Lisa Frank, who was known in the 90’s for her colorful artwork.
The prices intimidated me from the shop art first. Some of the items on the shop are pretty steep (buttons are 7 bucks and a set of five pins will run you at fifty dollars), but one thing is for sure: this woman has talent.
I sold some of my items on Depop (for those of you who are unfamiliar with Depop, it is essentially an instagram-styled eBay), and had enough to pick up her new pizza print sweater. The sweater is a collaboration between Miss Kika and the store JapanLA!
According to the shop, the sweater is a mixture of polyester and spandex. The sweater is thick, cozy, and over sized, with just the right amount of stretch! Underneath the pink sleeve, there is also a little bit of embroidery. There are plenty of smaller details on the print that I enjoy. In the illustration, the girl is eating pizza and the pepperoni is shaped like hearts there are also stars throughout the drawing that add to the overall design. I was impressed with the quality of this sweater. The print also is put onto the material very well and the design itself will not crease or get damaged.
She also tossed in a mini version of the print and an adorable business card with sparkles. In addition, she gave me some candy and a little button featuring her store logo.
The cons? The shipping is a little on the pricey side. I did some comparison shopping and other stores had cheaper shipping options. I don’t think that I would get these extra goodies, let alone the cute print, so it was worth paying a bit extra.
Based on this order, I can tell that Miss Kika puts quality into all of her work. I look forward to buying from her in the future!
If you want to find more about Miss Kika or look at her outwork, she is active on instagram.