Monday, 28 April 2014

London Trip Day 2: Enchanted!

Hello my lovelies!
I feel so bad because so far I haven't been very good at updating my blog very often, especially about Lolita meets or my recent purchases.... I need to post more often! :P

Anyway, today I would like to tell you about the second and the main day of the trip to London, "Enchanted"! 
This the biggest Lolita event this year was organised by the Street Fashion Europe and the Tea Party Club. It was hosted in London, in the beautiful Gibson Hall. There was many famous guests from Japan, like Hitomi Nomura, designer and buyer at Grimoire; Minori and Yuko Ashizawa from Atelier Pierrot!

I wanted to wear something very OTT classic but I didn't think anything from my wardrobe was suitable enough. I think last year's Frock On! has set up the standards very high! I really wanted to wear something in rococo style, like Mary Magdalene dresses, but I had no money to buy one, nor there was anything for sale  to get it just before the event. So what a clever Lolita do in this situation? Makes her own dress! :3

 Me and the girls tried our best to look amazing for the main event and we took some quick photos before going to the venue.
 Andie always look so stylish and original, especially with her handmade head pieces! 

 Frankie looked so cute and yummy in Angelic Pretty dress! Her head dress was also made by Andie, the cute pancakes and bears with cherries! :3

 Tess looked so cute despite her not feeling well whole weekend.
Her dress is so adorable and she even made her own sweet accessories :3
(mandatory selfie before leaving, showing the mess we left behind! :3 )

 At the venue I met so many friends who I don't see too often because they live too far away from me. 
Mary Ann is one of my favourites! She is so lovely and helped me get the Enchanted VIP ticket,
as I couldn't because I was working that Sunday <3

 I was very lucky to meet famous Arthael Walkingshadows and her friend DarthMyrrh Noblechaos.
They are both my inspirations as Lolitas, always looking so perfect and classy!

 I also talked to Jo, aka Octavekitten!
Her pirate Lolita coord was hard core!
We kind of looked like a dark & bright pirate Lolitas! :3

 There was also a girl which name I forgot to ask. 
Her coord was amazing and the idea of making a handbag from a vintage birdcage was 
just out of this planet!

 I felt honoured to meet Marissa and Abbey from USA.
Marissa's head piece was so beautiful and Abbey's coord surprised me so much

 Sweet Musee du Chocolat trio! <3

 I was lucky to snap some photos with famous Minori too!
She was so shy <3

 I was very proud to be able to help out at the event too!
I helped at the beginning of the shop with checking tickets, when the main organisers had to officially open the event on the stage.
To be honest I was really nervous because I didn't want to make any mistakes and forget to give VIP bag or very important raffle tickets! :3

Me selling all Grimoire tights! 
I'm a Grimoire girl! <3

 (dat ceiling...............)

My Enchanted haul:

 I wasn't planning on buying much at the Enchanted as I have to start saving up!
Luckily I managed to purchase from my friend Andie my very first Emily Temple Cute OP!
Yay! I always wanted to own at least one or their dresses, but unfortunately most of them were too cute or otome for me. This one is just right up my street! Is so cute and innocent!

Sweet cookie from Kunika Ono! <3

I utterly enjoyed Enchanted!
I was worried before that I will feel a bit shy and anxious as one of my best friends was away in Japan at that time, but I was so wrong: everything went well! I was surrounded by friends and so positive and friendly people, that there was no chance for me to feel sad or lonely! <3

I hope you enjoyed this long post and thank you for visiting my blog!
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

London Enchanted Trip Day 1: Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had amazing Easter time!
I had to work whole week and whole Easter and unfortunately I couldn't enjoy this festive time properly... But after that I was off for three days and I had a proper rest. Well, on a first day I slept for almost whole day! Yes, I needed lots of sleep!

Couple of weeks ago I went to London for a three day holiday to attend the biggest Lolita event this year, Enchanted! It was organised by many Lolita communities from Europe.
I arrived to London early afternoon on Friday and meet up with my friends, Andie, Jennifer, Frankie, Amie and Tessa. We all rented out a flat in central London. It was lovely but it was a top floor flat and it was a proper work out to carry our suitcases on the stairs!

 After we unpacked our suitcases, we headed to famous cat cafe, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium. I think ii was open for only couple of months, but the waiting list is already full for next six months! It's the first cafe like this in London and it became very popular in  a matter of weeks!

When you walk in to the cafe, there is a small waiting room with a coffee machines and little merchandise items and souvenirs which you can purchase. There is also lots of cat related items like those cute cat tea pots!

Cat cake pops! <3

Before we entered the main sitting area, we were advised by a very nice lady how to approach cats and what behaviours are not allowed to avoid disturbing kitties. Then we had to wash our hands for the sake and health of cats, and we were let into the main sitting area, which was the top floor with big tables and the lower area with couches and soft furnishing. We then order our food and off course I got myself a cream tea! I shared it with Tess and we got massive scones! 

Tess got a Catpuccino! <3

All of the cats seem to be very young, I would say less than a one year old and they looked so much smaller than mine! It reminded me when my two kitties were so tiny!

They all were sleeping in random places. It was late evening and I think they all were a bit tired of all the customers trying to pet and play with them. Bless.... :)

On of the kitties was sleeping behind our couch and all I could see was his cute legs! <3

Girls was all dressed up in cat theme but I didn't have any cat clothes so I had to wear casual Lolita coord. 
I also wanted to minimize volume of clothes in my suitcase so I had to wear clothes I travelled in to London! >o<''

The cat cafe was so nice and I could recommend anyone to go there. I would advise to book your place very early in advance because waiting list is very long! But it's worth waiting! :)

I hope you all enjoyed this post and thank you for visiting my blog!
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: What's next on your Lolita wishlist?

Hello my lovelies!
It has been so long since I posted anything here! I really need to update my blog more often! 

Today I would like to write another post from Lolita Blog Carnival. This time the subject is: What's next on your Lolita wish list?
Oh my..... I think there is lots but I promised myself I will reduce my wish list to only things I really need. I also want to buy more elaborate dresses from now on and this means getting Jane Marple designs to my wardrobe!

I hope that one day I will be able to find one of those beauties! Fingers crossed for me!

Please take a look at other participants blogs!

What is Lolita Blog Carnival?

It's an online group of Lolita bloggers, who decides on blog post topic and then link other participants blogs.
It's great way to get some new and fresh ideas for blogging and amazing way to promote fellow Lolita bloggers! :)

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