Introducing Tookata People

We’ve recently discovered Tookata People, and now they’re the latest addition to our boutique and online store! Founded in 2006, Tookata People has many eclectic lines of bags, wallets, apparel, and shoes. We’re starting with just two of their many collections – Geisha Lime and Geisha Karma – and will be adding more in the coming months.

Tookata People Geisha Lime Collection

Tookata People Geisha Lime Collection

Tookata People Geisha Karma Collection

Tookata People Geisha Karma Collection

Tookata People Geisha Lime Kate Wallet

Tookata People Geisha Lime Kate Wallet

Tookata People Geisha Karma Ellen Clutch Wristlet

Tookata People Geisha Karma Ellen Clutch Wristlet

This is just a small sampling of their many gorgeous prints. The bags shown here are well-priced in laminated canvas and faux leather. Coming soon, we’ll be adding their more luxurious pieces in beautiful high-quality leather.

Stay tuned – this is definitely a hot brand you’ll want to add to your wardrobe!

Tiny Adoptable Chihuahua

Update: Thanks to the enormously positive support from everyone, she was adopted on her first day available! I was concerned that she’d be stuck at the shelter for many months (like a few other poor animals there), but she’s now gone to a good home.

Preface: For those who aren’t familiar with Happy Six, we’re a small family-owned business, not a large faceless corporation. Coming from a family that was once homeless, we worked our way out along with the help of people with big hearts. In appreciation, we contribute back to society by donating to various charitable organizations and volunteering our services. We firmly believe that making a positive contribution to those in need is much more important than the almighty dollar.

She's tiny!

She's tiny!

This is one of the newcomers to the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a teeny tiny 4 lb chihuahua. Though fully grown, she is still very young and agile. This dog is incredibly shy and scared, which is not surprising considering her small stature in such a big scary world.

At first, she's a frightened little pup

At first, she's a frightened little pup

When I first met her, she was huddled up in the corner of her kennel, shaking uncontrollably in fear and coldness. It took about an hour of sitting with her before I was able to gain her trust enough to be able to touch her – trying to do so without her trust would have ended with some fear-biting. A bite wouldn’t have been bad though, since my thumb would barely fit in her mouth.

She wants nothing more than to curl in your lap

She wants nothing more than to curl in your lap

After getting to know each other, she curled up in my lap and fell asleep. It seemed like it was the first time she was comfortable enough to sleep in ages.

In the YouTube videos below, I sat a short distance away from her while trying to coax her to come to my lap. She really really wanted to, but was too scared to venture out of her bed. Instead she relied on being as cute as possible to convince me to return to her. It worked.

A 4 lb sunbather...

A 4 lb sunbather...

After napping for a while we went out to the yard to play. We’ve only known each other for a few hours, so she’s still too shy to open up & play like a normal pup. Looking into her eyes, I know she has a playful side to her that’s just waiting to burst open. And when it does, it’ll be like a cuteness perfect storm. She did manage to use the bathroom in the yard (she was too scared to go in her kennel), and because her head is so large compared to the rest of her body she teetered forward onto her two front legs whenever she squat down to go potty (with her hind legs up in the air).

So comfy finally!

So comfy finally!

After roaming around in the yard, we sat on a very Forest Gump kind of bench and enjoyed the warm spring weather for a while. On my lap, she was finally comfy and content again. And just like that, I had to leave her behind at the shelter as I have 5 adopted dogs at home to care for.

This adorable dog is available for adoption at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter (in California) starting on 3/29/2012. There are also many other dogs, cats, and rabbits, big and small available for adoption immediately.

-HC

tokidoki Ramblers

In 2012 tokidoki came out with an impressive new line of bags and wallets – the Ramblers collection.

tokidoki Ramblers Tall Shopping Bag

tokidoki Ramblers Tall Shopping Bag

These bags and wallets come in many different styles and sizes, and all feature a travel-themed motif that matches well with the sturdiness of the designs. These bags and wallets are meant to travel far and wide!

tokidoki Ramblers Enamel Logo Plate

tokidoki Ramblers Enamel Logo Plate

On the front of all bags and wallets is an enamel, chrome, and faux leather logo plate with the signature tokidoki heart and crossbones. It’s hard to tell in the above photo, but the enamel is dark blue.

tokidoki Ramblers Zipper Pull and Details

tokidoki Ramblers Zipper Pull and Details

The zipper pull consists of a metal chain leading to an enamel and chrome heart and crossbones logo. The zipper itself is sturdy and metallic.

tokidoki Ramblers Strap Details

tokidoki Ramblers Strap Details

All bags have durable hand straps or shoulder straps, and some have both. The straps vary in length and adjustability. Additionally, some of the shoulder straps are removable. All straps are anchored with thick faux leather, heavy gauge stitching, and metal rings and rivets.

tokidoki Ramblers Woven Shoulder Strap

tokidoki Ramblers Woven Shoulder Strap

For the bags that include a shoulder strap, the tokidoki heart-and-crossbones logo and name are woven into the actual navy blue strap. The shoulder strap length is adjustable, in most cases to the point where you can choose between using it as a shoulder bag or as a crossbody bag.

tokidoki Ramblers Faux Leather Reinforcement Strap

tokidoki Ramblers Faux Leather Reinforcement Strap

Many Ramblers bags also feature faux leather reinforcement straps that run along the sides of the bag, giving the shoulder strap more strength to carry heavier loads without straining the bag.

tokidoki Ramblers Inner Liner and Zippered Compartment

tokidoki Ramblers Interior Lining and Zippered Compartment

A navy blue and white printed pattern lines the inside of all Ramblers bags and wallets.  Most bags contain a small zippered inner pouch with faux leather trim and chrome heart & crossbones zipper pull.

tokidoki Ramblers Travel-Inspired Motif

tokidoki Ramblers Travel-Inspired Motif

Above is a closeup of the Ramblers motif pattern. Many of the familiar tokidoki characters such as the Cactus Friends, Mou Mou, Adios, Ciao Ciao, and others are included. Rounding out the travel-inspired theme are passports, hotels, stamps, plane tickets, suitcases, and tour buses.

tokidoki Ramblers Hobo Bag at Happy Six

tokidoki Ramblers Hobo Bag at Happy Six

Naturally, all the tokidoki Ramblers bags and wallets can be found at our online store.

Have a Happy Day!

Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Covers

Here are some of the Hello Kitty iPhone covers that we carry. All are made by Loungefly and are compatible with the iPhone 4.

Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Cases

Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Cases

From left to right:

There are cutouts in all the right places for the buttons, camera, and cable connectors.

Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Cases

Hello Kitty iPhone 4 Cases

Tarina Tarantino Jewelry

Here are some tidbits you may not know about the Tarina Tarantino collections:

  1. They only use genuine Swarovski crystals – no imitations – for the most brilliant and colorful sparkles.
  2. The color of each piece is named after the color of the Swarovski crystals.
  3. Their jewelry is handmade in the USA, much of it in Los Angeles.
  4. Everything is produced in limited quantities as they’re being ordered – no mass-produced anything!
  5. Tarina Tarantino offers many, many different designs from earrings to purses to crystal-studded tiaras spanning a wide range of price points.
Tarina Tarantino Heart Pendant Necklaces

Tarina Tarantino Heart Pendant Necklaces

Some of Tarina’s jewelry lines also feature licensed themes such as Hello Kitty, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz.

So Guilty

We’re definitely animal lovers here at Happy Six, and we hope you don’t mind if we occasionally share pics of our furry friends…

One of our chihuahuas has a habit of sneaking like a ninja into the hallway, pooping, then crawling up to us with the guiltiest face EVER. Whenever we see him approaching with that face, we know what he did without even checking.

Oops I Just Pooped

Oops I Just Pooped

-HC

Hello Kitty Mustaches Everywhere

I can understand putting raisin bread on a cat’s head… But putting mustaches on Hello Kitty? That’s pure genius!

Here’s a Hello Kitty Mustache tote by Loungefly:

Hello Kitty Mustache Tote by Loungefly

Hello Kitty Mustache Tote by Loungefly

There’s also a matching Hello Kitty Mustache wallet by Loungefly:

Hello Kitty Mustache Wallet by Loungefly

Hello Kitty Mustache Wallet by Loungefly

Then we also have Hello Kitty Mustache iphone covers, lunch boxes, iPad covers, bags, backpacks, you name it. Mustaches everywhere!

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