Thursday, April 24, 2014

Benrath Photoshoot 1

I totally forgot to show you the pictures I did some weeks ago, when we had a spontaneous meet at the castle in Benrath. The weather was great and I asked on Facebook who has time for a meet-up, and even if I asked only 2 days before, we were 7 people (I think? I'm not sure anymore xD).

I took the opportunity to make better pictures of my pink hat. I wore it at the Tea Party in Utrecht, but back then I hadn't time to make properly pictures, so I did it now. I wore nearly the same outfit like in Utrecht, and funnily my friend Evangeline had the same idea xD

In this post I will show you my pictures, in the next post the pictures of my friends :)

Pictures were taken by my friend Ami <3 <3 <3 (like nearly all my pictures, but I think I often forget to say it ^^''')









What do you think? I like the pictures because I don't look so fat in them xD

Kind regards,
Miuko~ <3

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

London Part 3 ~ Tea Party

On Sunday was the Tea Party. Only Ami and me bought tickets, because my other 2 friends wanted to do sightseeing on sunday. I was looking forward to it because I wanted to eat scones with clotted cream so badly xDD I love scones but I don't have a good oven for baking and you can't buy clotted cream in Germany and it's hard to make it yourself, sooo I finally could eat what I desired for weeks (*^-^)人(^-^*)

The Tea Party was in "Hotel Rubens", a very luxurious hotel. I was surprised by the kindness of the hotel staff, because 2 years ago, when I was in a luxus hotel in Paris for the AP Tea Party, the staff was kind of arrogant and secretly laughing about us.

When we arrived we should wait in the hotel lobby before we could enter the Tea Party room. Between all the Lolitas were three very confused hotel guests xD
The three hotel guests on the right thinking WTF xDDD

While we had to wait, we took the opportunity for outfit pictures. This time I wore a very simple Lolita outfit, at least in comparision to my other outfits it is very simple xD I only had 3 days to prepare my outfits for Enchanted and the Tea Party, so I concentrated on the Enchanted outfit, because I didn't need an extravagant outfit for just eating some cake xDD




I actually took this in front of our hostel after shopping, so forgive me my messy hair

Here is the outfit of my friend Ami:


 

Messing around a little bit xD




Finally we could enter the room. It was very lovely, althought it wasn't that crazy glamorous like I expected (well I expected a room full of gold, marmor, moulding and lavish extravangance, because the room of the AP Tea Party was like this, but well not every luxus hotel is built in an old castle I can understand xD).

So after we went inside, I looked for a table where we maybe could sit with people we don't know, because I like to meet new Lolitas. But one half of the tables were completely full and the other half was completely empty, so we took the table were our friends Nancy and Cindy were sitting because even if the Tea Party was starting in a few minutes, it first seemed that noone will sit at the empty tables (but they became full later xD).

Our table
Our table in the mirror xD
Clotted cream and marmalade were already there for the scones
Everyone had these presents on their plate :)

When the Tea Party started, the first thing to do was to get some food. I was soo hungry!
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
The buffet
My food ~ it was sooo yummy, I loved everything!

 We spend around 1 hour with eating. After this the ruffle started. This time they had even better prizes (or more expensive ones) then at the Enchanted event! While I had no luck on Saturday, I won something this time. I think I was the 3rd person who got a prize.


 At the end, the special guests should give some of the best prizes to the best outfits (for example the brown JetJ bolero, the Swimmer cookie mirror, and the black things on the right which where an AP cutsew and AP bag I think). But I think this was kind of unfair because it seemed that the special weren't informed before that they should do it, and more then half of the Lolitas were sitting in corners where it wasn't able to see the outfits, so only girls who were sitting at the middle tables or standing next to them had a chance.

After the ruffle, the tea party ended and if you wanted you could listen to some music. But Ami and me weren't really deep into any conversation and we wanted to go shopping, so we were nearly the first ones who rushed out of the hotel xD The food was delicious but besides food and ruffle, there was no really program or any kind of interaction. I wished there were a bit more of interaction especially with the special guests, because I saw them the whole time surfing on the internet with their phones xD But I think the 'problem' was that the typical programm like Q&A, taking pictures with the special guests and so on already happened on Saturday, so there was nothing left. For the next time I would maybe do a little interaction game so you can get to know some new people. I really hope I didn't sound like I would complain, I know such events are hard work and cost a lot of time! Maybe I should volunteer at the next event.

I think it is pretty amazing how a small group of people can organize such a big event not only in their free time, but also living in different countries and organizing nearly everything through the internet. Ami and me had also daydreamed thought about organizing a smaller version of this in Germany, because we never had a Lolita special guest here before, only 1 time at a convention three years ago, but now after this event I'm really not sure if I would want to do all the work. Because the organizers worked 6 months for an event which was over after 2 days. But I'm happy that they did, because it was an awesome weekend!!!

This was the last post about London :)

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Sunday, April 13, 2014

London Part 2 ~ Enchanted Event

PICTURE HEAVY... I warned you xD

On Saturday was the Enchanted Event. It was very pleasant that the event startet at 15:00h (or 14:00h if you had a VIP ticket), because then you had enough time to prepare without getting in a rush or wake up too early in the morning.

We already arrived at 14:00h because we thought that we can give our stuff for selling at the Bring&Buy, but apparently it was only possible for the VIPs (we misread it >_<). So we were standing nearly 1 hour in the cold wind >_< The last VIPs entered after 14:30h so I don't regret that I only bought a normal ticket. It also didn't seemed that there was something special to buy for which you would have needed a VIP ticket, but there was a very pretty Enchanted pin and postcard in the Goodie bag (and maybe more but I don't know) so if I have more money next time I would go for the VIP ticket just because of it xD

Standing in line for the event ~ Picture Credit: Myau Mania

After we entered, we directly run walked to the shopping booths! I was very happy that Dreamy Bows also was a vendor, because it's the new official retailer for Angelic Pretty and Chocomint in the UK, so they had everything I loved :D I think I returned the booth at least 10 times and bought there 2 times xD Because I spend most of my money on friday, I didn't had enough for an Angelic Pretty dress or bag, but I bought the Chocomint Crown jewellery and the glitter wallet there (which you could see in my last post ^^).

Heaven for Sweet Lolitas *___*
The lovely shop owner
Then the fashion show started. Everyone went to the main stage to watch the fashion show... but not me xD. Since everyone was watching the show, the booth were empty, so I took the opportunity to take a closer look at the booths and especially at the Bring&Buy, which was otherwise crowded like hell during the rest of the event.

Empty dealers room, because the fashion show was running xD

After spending all our money, we took some outfit pictures in the little garden of the venue. So here is my outfit from the Enchanted Event:

The crown and the tulle skirt are selfmade by me ^_^







Here is the outfit of my friend Ami. She made the glitter tulle accessoires and the brooch herself:

The background was actually not the garden of the venue but a wonderful street next to the venue :)



The outfit of my friend Himecookie. The strawberry accessoires are also made by herself:



My other friend Nyanko didn't wanted to take pictures so you can see her only on our group picture:

After taking pictures, the buffet opened *__* First I thought it wasn't much food because they only had small tartes and cupcakes, but I took 3 pieces and I could barely finish them because they were sooo sweet. I felt so full after it, but I can say the buffet was VERY delicious!


Hungry Lolitas waiting, but first pictures have to be taken *hrhrhr*
Our food. It was sooo delicious I want it right now ;__;

At the end of the event was the raffle everyone was waiting for :D All my friends won something except me. But I won something at the Sunday Tea Party so it was okay xD

At the end of the event you could listen to music, but we were so tired and wanted to eat a proper meal, so we left like most other people. In the last pictures I want to show you the booth of Kuniko. She had fake cookies (??? I'm still not sure if they were fake but for the price of 7 I guess it...) and fake cakes. I wanted one sooo badly and you could even win them at the Sunday Tea Party but I had no luck with them ;___; But 80-100 for a cake... no sorry >_<


I want to eat it xD
I love the cakes in the glass bell so much ;__;

All in all I liked the event but I kind of have the feeling I just went to London to buy some crown jewellery. Of course it's my own problem that I am not really interested in Atelier Pierrot (the whole time I was in London I thought that the Grimoire lady was the AP designer, and that the AP lady was just a regular attendee xDD), and it's noones fault that the Bring&Buy didn't had stuff I liked, but I don't know if the event was really worth for me. But on the other side, I LOVE travelling with my friends so I'm pretty sure that I will attend the Enchanted event next year again. The organizers already decided which country is next but they will not reveal it soon I guess, whyyyyy please >____<

Btw there were so many german Lolitas at the event but I didn't knew them (or didn't recognized them, it was so embarassing how many people said hello to me but I couldn't recognize them >_<), so if you also were at the event and we didn't said hello, please leave a comment :D

Thank you for reading,
Miuko
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