fredag 30. august 2013

My Swedish fairytale: Day 7-8-9 – Everyday sweetness

Tuesday was a "stay inside and don´t do anything" kind of day!
First of all, the rain was pouring outside, and second of all, we felt really tired after the stressfull weekend at Närcon, so we decided to just take it easy.

.... to be quite honest I don´t remember fully what happend that day, but I am pretty sure that was the day we went out to eat sushi in the evening at the local sushi–place where Emilia lives * V* 

I love sushi <3<3<3

On wednesday, we decided to do some crafting! As you guys might know, Emilia likes making her own jewelry, and she makes them to sell aswell! (interested in some?)
Ever since I got to know that I could visit her, one of my requests was for us to do some crafting together, so that she could "teach me her ways" huhuhu >v<

Emilia pulled out box, after amazing box with huge amounts of beads,
clay, necklace clips, and tons of other nick-nacks,
and everything you could possibly think of being neccesary for creating jewelry *v*
I was so amazed!

First she tought me how to make beaded–bracelets( and she made me some awsome pairs also;v;)
It is acctually really fun and easy to make! 
Afterwards, she showed me how to soften the clay and mix the colours to get pastels!
And I decided on a few items I wanted to try making :)

Here is my result after a few hours of crafting!
(It took yet another few days before we put together these things, because we were kinda tired
of crafting by the time it was finally time to put these in the oven.

I made the marshmellows, the icecream, the moon and the star, the bow and the cookie! ^^
I made both rings, necklaces and bracelets with these later on.
Emilia made some really pretty roses, for some bracelets she was selling! 
I wish I was as talented as her ;v; hehe
And lastly!
Thursday was another quiet day, we started making plans for friday, when we were going into town again, to shop and to catch a movie (Monsters University >v<) together with Amanda, Saga and Jöss!
But more about that in the next entry ;)

Thursday, we went over to visit Emilias friend, Sakura, and we had kakigori! ^v^
For those of you that doesn´t know, kakigori is "shaved ice"–icecream! 
(If you have seen "Memoirs of a Geisha" you might remember that Sayuri had kakigori as a child :3
I always thought it looked really good and kinda... magical >v< hihi)

We had previously been out taking a walk in the hot, blazing sun,
so having something cold to cool us off was really good!
Her kakigori machine was "chopper" (One Piece) themed ;V; SO CUTE! <3 

Mine was the red, strawberry flavoured one, and Emilia had the green, melon flavoured one :3
It felt extremly cold to eat, and I kinda got a brain-freeze for a while there, but once I got to the really "red" part, it tasted really sweet and lovely and refreshing :3

And thats pretty much it! 
There wasn´t much action in these "in–between" days,when we didn´t have any plans...
so I´ll just end this entry with saying that even though there wasn´t much to tell you guys about,
I had the best time ever...
I felt so relaxed and at ease over at Emilias place... there was no pressure and I felt like I could just relax and enjoy myself, something I rarely do these days...
So,  I guess I just want to thank you for that Emilia <3 thank you, truly!

I hope you guys stay tuned for more updates!
I will try to get more of them out there soon :)

fredag 23. august 2013

My Swedish fairytale: Day 5 - 6 – Stockholm

First of all, HURRAY for my 100th blog post!
Imagine that I have acctually posted 100 posts on this blog @_@ WOW!

On Sunday, we woke up pretty early, as we had to pack down our suitcases and the rest of the café before we were going home! I didn´t really bother with anything this day, just wore my comfy clothes, since we were going to travel for quite some hours to get back home to Emilias home
= V= hehe

It was really nice spending that last couple of hours with everyone! ^^
We had banana-splits for breakfast, because they had loads of leftovers in the café that
they needed to use XD ahaha 
It was fun! ^^

After eating, we attended the japanese–fashion show! It was hosted by Jen (MintXMint),
the same that hosted the lolita meeting! ^^
So the models were pretty much most of the earlier meetup-attendees!
I sadly didn´t get very many good pictures, but I´ll show you this! <3
Cutie Elsa (Sweetsugarlolita) looked sooo super adorable on the far left there >////>

After the fashion show, both Elsa, and Melva (in the most amazing Btssb dress EVER), joined us to look at the ending show for the convention! There they summed up what had happend, showed some amazing AMV´s and had some great dancers preforming ^^
Amongst other things, our AKB0048 friends danced again yaay ^^
We felt so pumped cheering them on!

 We talked a bit more, but I felt really sad that we had to leave eachother, possibly never too meet again! :( We then tried to plan where we could meet again before I went home!
We figured I could atleast meet Melva (sadly not Elsa ;_;) next saturday (in a week from then) on a Victorian Picnic that was being held in Stockholm >v< YAAAY! I was super duper excited!

The show ended, and Närcon was pretty much over. I took a last little walk around some of the shops, just to get a last overview, but very soon it was time to get ready to go! I dragged my big and heavy suitcase along with me as we checked out, and we were lucky enough to get a ride with Emma´s (Loversrock) mom to the trainstation! 

The train we got on had been overbooked, so we were really happy that we had preordered seats a long while beforehand! I felt a bit bad for the people who had to stand, but really,
the train was totally cramped! @_@ 

So yeah, another couple of hours later we found ourself in Stockholm! We then just had to get on another close-range district train to get to a nearby location a bit outside of Stockholm.
When we finally had managed to drag the suitcase up the whole way to the house and after that, up to the second floor guest room, we were both kind of beat >.< 
I am pretty sure we just made some kind of dinner and rested, the rest of the evening! 

The next day, you see, we had plans about going into Stockholm for some shopping! :D
We were meeting up with a couple of friends of Emilia, that came all the way from Austria! They were going home on tuesday morning, so we had to make sure to spend
some time with them that day.

We traveled by train again, ate breakfast at the central station together with our new friends, waited for Amanda (Lolitaland) to arrive, since she was joining us, and then we headed out! ^0^
We visited pretty much every clothing shop, and several of them plenty of times also, since there are multiple shops of the same brand all over the place...

After a while we started getting a bit hungry again, so we tried out something
that I´ve never done before! 
We tried Frozen Yoghurt!

The line to the frozen yoghurt bar was really long, and I understand QUITE well why! >v< haha
I loved the concept about building your own cup-full though! It was fun, even though I felt like there was far too many options for me to choose from @_@

And here is my masterpiece:
I pretty much just mashed everything on there xD
I think I could live by this stuff XD haha... I am far too much of a sweet tooth...>. >

*nom nom nom nom nom* 

Yeah... after finally finishing our FroYos´, we walked around a while again, visited more shops and also some really cool retro-vintage shops where I got my very first Cult-party kei robe!
(it is light blue and very dreamy >v< I will show it later on!)
We had planned on going to a lot of other shops, but we figured we didn´t have the time for it, so we instead we decided to rush to the new Ladurée shop that had opened in Stockholm! 
It was one of my goals for the day, so I was really anxious to go ;v; 

We had litterary only half an hour to reach the shop before closing time, and after rushing through the underground, running around like crazy little ants after the map on Emilias phone, we sprinted into the shop about 10 min before closing time, all of us pretty heavily breathed XD haha, what a laugh!
And omg, what a pretty shop ;v; it was amazing! I loved every inch of it,
and kinda felt like just staying there > v> ehehe

The ceiling had a beautiful, slightly clouded sky painted on it, and everything was gold-edged
with pretty and elegant light green details. 
Both me and Emilia bought one of the biiig boxes. It costed a small fortune, but we both figured it would be well worth it, as the macarons there are extremly good. Also, we could use the boxes for jewelry displaying afterwards! ^^ Multifunctionality ;-) 

After everyone had settled on what they wanted, payed the rather dashing employee that worked there (I felt like blushing really) we were kinda beat from running around all day, so we decided on just finding somewhere to eat again. We decided on going to Pizza Hut! It was acctually both mine and Amandas second time going to a Pizza Hut resturant,
and I believe it was our Austrian friends FIRST time! 

They ordered a big pizza together, and so did I, Emilia and Amanda ^^
I am just saying one thing .... cheezy crust... OH.MY.FREAKING.GOD.... We almost died from the deliciousness XD haha


Lastly, since it was rather late after all of this, we figured they had to get back to their hotel to pack for the trip home. So we just payed our bills and decided to get a group picture together before all of us split up and headed in our seperate directions...

We were lucky enough to get a nice man to take it for us!^^

Me, Emilia, Amanda and our two new friends! <3
Borrowed picture posted by our Austrian friend Snii (Dreamdropsnii)! ^^ (on the far right)
Sorry for my absolutely derpy expression XD ahaha (Original post on tumblr!)

It had been another fantastic day, and I felt so happy having spendt it with so many wonderful people once again! I swear, I met so many lovely people on my trip @v@ 

I also felt so happy having got to stay at Emilias place with her ;V; super cosy!
(and more about that later = v=)
When we came home, we browsed lolita things on taobao, Mbok and Yahoo japan auctions, whilst eating macarons and drinking tea hehe XD Living the lolita lifestyle indeed...

I was excited about our next adventures to come, so even when the day had ended, the only sadness I felt was that it had passed so quickly! I wish it lasted forever, since I have seldomly felt such happyness as I did on this trip ;v;

Until next time!

lørdag 17. august 2013

My Swedish fairytale: Day 4 - The lolita meetup

I woke up several times that morning, starting from very early to later on.
Luckily, I was able to sleep in a little bit, as I didn´t have to work before the meetup!
You see, I had come to understand that the lolita meeting was to take place at 1 pm, and since the café opened at 10, and I would need to set off atleast 2 hours to get ready for it, it would be kind of wasted to work up a sweat before I jumped into my expensive lolita clothes >.<" 

So yeah, there I was, strolling around... I decided to look around some shops at the convention, to make time go a bit faster, as I waited. I suddenly stumbled upon a shop that sold nothing but cute things, and imediately had to take a look! To my surprise, they had a corner where they sold genuine lolita brand items as well! Offcourse the prices where kinda bankrobbing, but I couldn´t help but fall in love with this adorable little wine-red bag from Metamorphose... It had a round shape, with a bow in front with two lovely pearly chains dangling from it, and the logo delicately embroidered underneath it...To put it like this, I went back and looked at it around 5 times, sighing even more every single time, until I finally decided I just had to have it, and went for it... my wallet hurt, but it was my one BIG splurge of my holiday, and the money was meant for lolita anyway, so it was fine ^^
I must admit that the "kawaii shop" was probably where I got most of the things I bought at the convention XD They had so many cute little things *v*

Moving on to other topics.... We had shared our phone numbers with Melva and Elsa, for them to call us up with meeting spot and such, when the time was drawing nearer, but right when I thought it might be about time we heard from them, and we messaged Melva,
we found out that there had been a big mistake in the time-schedule! >.< 
The meeting wasn´t going to start until 6 pm! Just when we were about to close down the café!
I felt terrible offcourse, having said I wasn´t going to work this day, because of the meeting, and ACCTUALLY having the time after all, I mean, I could atleast have worked until 4 pm... 
Well, done was done, and Emilia and Sakura luckily wasn´t mad at me for it, even though I felt they would have every reason to blame me >.< 


So yeah... there I was, with nothing to do and many hours to spend doing it. Emilia was kind enough to message one of her friends, called Cosma-Shanti (Princesstrashcan) because she knew for a fact that she was on the convention as a guest! So she arranged for me to hang out with her and her friend while I waited ^^ I felt a bit embarrased, since we weren´t aquainted from before, but we soon got talking and decided to look around the place for people they knew and look at more shops and such.  It was such a different experience than what I´d had in the café, always running around!
The day felt really slow-passed...

Finally, it ticked past 4 pm, and I left my new-found friends to go get changed! 
I had decided on dearing it, wearing my pink memorial cake jsk, my ultimate dream dress nr. 1, as this was such a special occation... my very first lolita meetup ever! *v* 
I spendt ages getting ready, it seemed... as I didn´t want to work up a sweat in the high temperature...
Fixed my dress and shoes and blouse, did my hair and makeup and finally put on all the accessories, (loads of new ones that I had just bought at the kawaii shop ;v;)before I was ready to go! ^^
I felt like I was glowing as I walked through the halls towards the café, to show off my look to the others before I left for the meetup *////v///* hihi

I was surprised to say the least, by acctually being stopped a couple of times on my way, for people that recognized me and took my picture! I was a bit embarrased also, because I felt for certain that I did dissapoint them with my "real life" encounter >_>" ehehe... (sorry for being such a derp IRL!!!)

The meeting place was in front of the main entrance, and nervous as I was, I got there a whole quarter of an hour ahead of time! Luckily, I met another really cute lolita who I soon greeted, before we went silent again and waited for the others. And they came, one after one, or in small groups all up until it was ten past 6, and we had quite settled that everyone that had intended to come, had indeed showed up. We then had to get our photos taken by a whole group of people, because we were such a big crowd of lolitas, and everyone seemed to want a group shot. Then we finally could proceed outside, walking along until we came to a small rounded place lined with cobblestone,
and small staircases all around it. 


Here we took some group pictures for ourself!
Look at our big group ^0^:

Me on the far left, in the middle row! ^^
Borrowed picture from our host, Jen!( MintXmint)
since it was the only group photo I knew of! Original post (HERE)

And after that we sat down and listened to our group-meetup host, who proudly told us that this was indeed the biggest gathering of lolitas in Sweden for quite some years! We were over 30 people! ^^

The first thing we did was to sit down in a sircle and let everyone introducing themselfes!
I was so super nervous and excited, it felt very surreal being surrounded by so many that enjoyed the same style as myself, I was almost a bit jealous for some reason XD 
haha, don´t ask me why, ´cause I don´t know!

 Here is where I am going to start posting loads of pictures. You see, I was so super duper lucky as to get Simon (Bakasoseji) to tag along on the lolita meet to take some pictures! He is super talented in photographing, so I asked if he could take some for me, and he was really kind and said yes! ;v; He even said I could use them on my blog! But offcourse, all credit goes to him! ^^  I might mention that some of these pictures are taken by me though, with my stupid phone xP hehe

Please enjoy the sillyness!
We were doing the "whispering game" ^^ as you can tell, I was just being silly, 
flashing my petticoat XD Could not keep serious from the happiness XD

Somehow, mid-game, people just started chatting, and soon everyone started gathering up in little groups, taking pictures of eachother! ^^ ahaha, and what lolita doesn´t love pictures? 
Oh, so many pictures >.<
 I was overjoyed over being able to spend time with one of my lolita idols again ;V; 
Melva (Yannmmm) is so amazing!

Just look at how perfect she is ;v; I felt really inferior!
I absolutely loved that she had put a pink choker around her black
Angelic Pretty hat! ^0^ great inspiration!

And here is Melva with another new friend, Vivi (Viviekat)! ^^

... wich brings me over to this picture of me and Vivi >v<
I somehow really like it! ^v^ I usually feel like I look super ugly when I smile with my teeth, but this is a fun and nice picture ;v; hehe <333

Amanda was also able to came to the meeting offcourse, as the maid café closed at 6 pm, but she didn´t have time to change, so she just came in her maid clothes ^^ She was a bit worried it wasn´t proper enough, but I assured her she was super cute :3

Here she is with my new friend Cosma-Shanti! ^^(picture by my phone)
cutiiiies >0< <333

And offcourse we took individual shots also! 
Me and Cosma-Shanti <3 
(we are the same height I believe x3 )

Amanda and me! (picture by my phone)
she is tiiiny ;v; *huggu*

Since I am at it, I wanted to add an outfit shot also! ^^
Really happy with this picture ;V; I rearly get such great outfit pictures to post here!

Memorial Garden meet
Jsk: Angelic Pretty
Blouse: Vintage thrift shop
Tights: H&M kids section
Socks: H&M kids section
Shoes: Baby, the star shines bright
Wig: Mbok
Accesories: 6%DokiDoki, chocomint, Glitter,
Pinkly Ever After, Angelic Pretty, The Kawaii shop,
homemade, vintage, gift

Oh! I also got a wonderful picture with the sweet and lovely Elsa (Sweetsugarlolita) also! ^^
She is wearing one of my dream-prints ;v; <333

And, offcourse I had to add a picture with the wonderful photographer himself ;-3
"Neko-chan, you have some kira-kira in your hair! ^0^"

After spamming eachother for what certainly had to be a couple of hours, 
we figured we were quite tired after all, both me, Simon and Amanda, so we decided to just silently draw back and help the others clean up in the maid café, since they were packing it down! 

Emilia had changed into her super adorable, homemade Creamy Mami cosplay, and she looked so amazing I tell you! ^^
crappy phone picture is crappy, but yeah ;V; you get the idea >0< <3

We were all quite hungry, so we did something I never thought I would ever do XD haha
We acctually went to McDonalds, me still wearing lolita! So yeah, I´ve acctually eaten there in lolita... gosh ; u; huhuhu

After we came back,  we got changed and we were going to go watch the final consert on the big stage... but stuff happend and we figured we werent in the mood to do so, so I, Emilia and Simon spendt some hours looking at the new games they had put out demos for in the entrance hall (for PS3) and after that we found the game room, where we played some really cool anime fighting style games for a while, to calm down and just have a good time together :) 
I loved that moment with them, it felt so nice, and I wish we had
had time to play a lot more together like that <3

I was quite beat after all this, and it was really late, so I decided to go to bed...
Emilia hesitated a bit, since it was the last night, but she figured it was time to go to bed also, since she didn´t really feel like going to the rave for dancing all night...
(very understandable after the day we had just had! )

So the last night at the convention came to an end, and once more we snuggled into our newly pumped air-madrass again (seriously, we pumped that shit every night and
woke up on the flat floor every morning >.<
The coming day, we were gonna pack down everything, and head home again! It was sad, but I was quite excited for starting my week with Emilia also ;v;

Thanks for reading this far <3
Hold on until the next update!

Until then!