Anyone living in Asia is surely acquainted with the Hello Kitty craze. To add to the long list of luxury Hello Kitty products, Swarovski has made a model of everyone's favourite cat...blinged out in 22,000 crystals.
While that might seem a little excessive, let's not forget the other Hello Kitty products that have been churned out over the years - a Hello Kitty musk melon, planes, a Mitsubishi mini-car, an exclusive 18K gold keychain, a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar and of course a Hello Kitty doghouse (why settle for anything less, when you can give your pooch a crystal beaded doghouse, complete with a diamond-detailed Hello Kitty on the pillow?).
With Sanrio, the Japan-based company who created the iconic Hello Kitty, producing over 50,000 different Hello Kitty products, you can see why some may feel the need to go above and beyond. Swarovski have outdone themselves, creating a blinged out Hello Kitty with 22,000 hand-set crystals in their Pointiage technique, including Sunflower, Red Magma, and Crystal Moonlight crystals. With only 88 pieces available worldwide, we can only hope that no fights break out over this sparkling Kitty.