lørdag 20. desember 2014

Angelic Pretty event in sweden: part 2 - teaparty!

The second day of the event was even more fun than the first day in my opinion!
I was so excited to be able to attend a real teaparty, that I could hardly sleep that night! >v< 
The theme would be chocolate, and the party wouldn´t start until 1:30 pm, so we had plenty of time in the morning to get ready. But I felt so nervous even then!
I didn´t have much accessories to go with my outfit,
but I thought I came up with something ok in the end ^^

What do you think?

I was so lucky as to borrow the entire outfit of Chess Chocolate in brown, with a matching bonnet, from my friend Melva, so I even could match the theme! ;V; yay
It was my first time putting on a bonnet for an actual outfit though, so it was quite new to me!
Ultimately, I actually quite liked it, even though it was a new experience, and I was a bit unsure beforehand. 

Presenting the one and only selfie I got ^^" 

Here you can see the new and beautiful ring I got the day before!

We hurried along, because even after getting ready and stuff we acctually made it just in time for the teaparty to start! >.< We had to take a train once again to get down into Stockholm sentrum, and from there make our way to the same building as before. We were lead to a super cute little room at the end of an aula, where the decorations and furniture looked like antiquities, and the classical music that was playing sounded really beautiful <3
at first we just rushed in, got a pair of pretty decorated pins with numbers on them (for the theme contest and popular choice contest, we later found out) and was seated just in time for it to start. I sat at a table together with Emilia, Amanda, Jennifer and three cute chinese girls! ^^

I think it took me about 10 minutes to realize my actual situation:
and then I got teary-eyed and cried a little bit. This was like a dream come true! I had never experienced a real brand teaparty before and it has always been a dream of mine.
The whole feeling of the setting was so grand and wonderful!
I was in a room with almost 30 other beautifully dressed lolitas who had done their utmost to look spectacular, and the whole feeling was so princessy and fairytale-like I could almost not bear it >.<
There was tea and high-tea assortments and everyone got a tiny gift bag with things like stickers and other cute stationary. At first we just stayed by our own tables, but after a while we mingled and made sure to look at eachothers outfits, to be able to vote for a favourite in the end!
We also took plenty of pictures, and I was sooo amazed by everyones creativity, having handmade so many of their own accessories! 

Typical picture of me... *mindblown* xD
haha... everything was so pretty ;V;
(also, please look at the amazing, handmade headdress of Jennifer next to me O_O)

 Charlotta made that book accessorie by herself!!!

I was so lucky as to get my hands on loads of pictures from the teaparty!
Most of these are taken by either Agnes or Katarina <3 
I tell you, this trip was, if anything, an extremely inspirational trip, it almost felt therapautical in the end and I was overjoyed by the full experience and more or less mindblown all the time. 

Then it was time for the contest!
Two lovely girls from the group got picked by lottery, and one got the first price from popular choice!
They also gave out the main price for the chocolate theme, and it went to the lovely finnish girl
Charlotta, for her amazing chocolate themed outfit! ^0^ So well deserved! She looked stunning! But really, they all did, so I don´t think I would be able to pick a winner >v< hehe

She was sooo lucky winning that jsk! *___*

After this, we went out to take a group picture and some individual shots, and smaller groups shots!
I got to take some with my darling Melva <3 ^^

(We are gonna elope together ;;;-3 )

 I love this one xD <3 

Sadly, only picture I got with my new finnish friends ; ^ ; <3
Katarina looked so amazing in little bears café! She made her staff herself,
and Laura (in the middle) made the trumpet accessorie!

Chess chocolate goodness * V * 

I also just have to post this picture of Amanda and Emilia!
Emilia hand-made that staff herself! *_* And the amazing cocoa-cup and the "eat-me" brooch!
I was sooo impressed with her! And she was only one of the ones that did stuff like that! 

Thanks to Katarina, I got an outfit shot ;V;

Look at the pretty nails Emilia did <3 And my beautiful ring

After this, we were all a bit tired, so we went downstairs to the booths that we had visited the day before, to look at some more of the Angelic Pretty items being sold (since they had started selling some allready the day before). I had already got two super cute hairbows, and a beautiful ring the day before, but this day I decided on another ring and a couple of postcards ^^
I also got another plushie, even though I had decided stricktly to not get more than one haha

In the end we also visited the cute nail-artist girls from Japan, who had done our nails the day before! I wanted to get a nail-art pencil from them, because they had some wonderful stuff they sold ^^
I also got to show of the beautiful nails Emilia had done for me the day before! 
They were sooo cute and even took pictures and stuff! I think they were quite impressed by her skills, and I tell you I felt so princessy with these nails and I felt so lucky she could do them for me!
She is amazing really <3 

We were really tired again that evening, so we decided to go home and meet up with Melva shortly the next day just so we could talk and be together a bit before I had to go home and Melva had to catch her train. 

That evening again, Emilia and I just talked and watched more movies together. I had a lot of time the next day to pack my bags, since I wasn´t leaving for home until around 4 pm, and I only had a small rucksack with me that contained all my stuff for the weekend. 

The next day was really nice. We met up with Melva at a small café and had some tea while just chatting ^^ Me and Emilia even had time to look around a couple of shops before I had to leave. It was funny though, since I had to take my new plushies as handluggage on the airplane, I basically carried around a plastic bag with plushies. Needless to say, it felt a bit awkward when I checked into security-control in the airport ahaha xD 

It was sad saying goodbye to Emilia again. It had been such an amazing weekend, and I will never forget this event. I feel like this time we had even more fun than the last time we met! It is so nice being with her, she is an amazing friend <3

When I finally got home I felt kinda sick for like 3 days afterwards because of the pure exhaustion of all the things having happend throughout the weekend >.< there was just so much going on at all times! And I was kinda mindblown and adrenaline-kicked by the experience, so I didn´t realize how tired I was until afterwards! Went on with my life but was quite tired ^^" 

I will treasure this in my heart always <3 
I hope I will get to experience more things like this!
It is such a long time since I´ve felt so happy <3

Thank you for reading!
I hope you enjoyed my blog update 

lørdag 13. desember 2014

Angelic Pretty event in sweden: part 1 - fashion show!

Would you believe that I am acctually alive still! 
omg wow! awoken from the mountain of homework I was buried under haha (" = v= )
anywhooo... if you wondered what happend to me, since I was so persistent
and litterary thought I would have more time to write blog updates and stuff,
1. first day of school our teachers informed us that we had chosen the language course
with the most expected work-hours

2. I usually work twice that amount and am really busy all the time
3. my telephone has been dying 30 + times a day, (AND I JUST GOT A NEW ONE WEEK AGO TODAY OMG AHAHA * V* *totally not manic laughter oh no, cause I´ve not like... wanted a new phone for over a year now = v= ehehe...)
4. being chronically ill...

Still! when my friend, Melva, contacted me about this amazing event happening in Sweden this late autumn, I just HAD to attend! SUPPORTING ALL THE LOLIS, ALL THE WAY >0<! 

Basically, if you don´t know what happend, is was this:
The last weekend in November there was a japanese convention-like mini-event in Stockholm
called "MIYABI Japan story" and they had arranged for a really special something to happen,
namely the first actual fashion-show and teaparty hosted by Angelic Pretty in Scandinavia!
This is MAJOR I tell you! 

Ofcourse I was really stunned upon hearing, and immediately felt sooo sad because I was worried about how I could ever attend something like that, as it was during my school-time, I didn´t have much money, and I had not even had any space in my suitcase to bring any lolita clothing with me when I moved to Oslo! I discussed it back and forth with Melva, and after a while we came to the conclusion that I could borrow an intere outfit from her ;A; which is like... WHAT!?? She did so much for me, I still feel so indebted to her because of that ;_;

Also, coincidence nr. 2 was that I acctually didn´t have classes before or directly after the event, AND I was able to spend the weekend at Emilias place, so I didn´t have to pay for a hotel! ;V; I just... I am still so greatful and happy, and I feel so lucky for having such amazing friends ;V; <3
They are the best
Third instance that kicked me into going, was that I applied for being a model in the show, and I was able to get a spot for it! I had to purchase a pair of genuine Angelic Pretty shoes though, since it was required for the show, so I bought a pair of brown teaparties, since I figured it would probably be suited for their winter-collection! <3
Being a model got me two free passes to get into the event itself for both of the days it lasted also, so I only needed to purchase the teaparty ticket! ^v^ yay for saving money ;V; hehe

Sorry for wall of text >v< 
Here goes!
On the first day (I arrived on the friday before the event) I just arrived in Stockholm, and Emilia came and got me on the airport. We then went home to her place and just talked for hours, and I got to meet her super cute little cat ;V; There was nothing going on on day one, so it was ok that I was a bit tired after just having taken my history-exam the day before coming there ( = V=")
The real stuff happend on the next day!
So, saturday arriving, we did our makeup and got on some cute and simple outfits before we headed out. We had to get there already done with makeup, and we would be provided with clothing and nail-art. I was so excited, my heart was pounding as we approached the building it was held in (it was such a grand building also, it looked real fancy ;v; hihi) And coming inside there was so much to look at and I was just so happy to be there >v< 
There was a small rehearsal in the walking-arrangement before we went on, and we had some time before getting changed into our clothing, so Emilia, Amanda and I and some other friends of Emilias that I met for the first time went around the event and looked at the booths that sold cute plushies and merchandise! 

This was the cutest booth <3
 (I am sorry if some of these pictures have really bad quality, they are taken before I got my new phone >.<)

I can not express how badly I wanted to dive into that pile...
I wanted to buy a Korilakkuma plushie, but in the end I thought it was a bit too expensive ^^"

After that we decided to come back to buy some things later, and then we went to get our nails done!
A really cute couple of japanese women were having a nail-art booth! I was happy, because I got to practice my japanese with them a little bit ^^

We looked around some more afterwards before it was time to get changed! 

(All pictures from here on is taken by the lovely Agnes ^^ All credit goes to her!)

Basically this was the caos that was our changing room!


 Imagine being met by this sight *v* *sigh*

The funny thing is that it was not a very big changing room, but with all the lolitas getting their petticoats on, fixing lace, helping eachother tie bows and fix wigs, it became the smallest room ever probably haha ^^

I don´t have any pictures from the actual show, sadly, but I´ll describe it for you as best as I can!
Basically, I was a bit dissapointed in my outfit >.> I had to wear a dress that was faaaar to big and long, they even pinned it in and it still looked weird on me, so it was not a very good outfit at all ^^" hehe... I guess thats what you get when they make last minute changes and you are unable to attend meetings for trying the dresses on... Everyone else looked sooo amazing though! I was mindblown over seeing so many amazing dresses in real life! Some of them looked like real life versions of the most frilly lolita dream you´d ever imagine <3 We had to hide behind the stage, and basically walked up one by one, strolling slowly down off of the stage and a bit in  between the crowds, before we got up on stage again, waved slightly to the next model coming up behind us, and then we stepped off the stage and got behind it. I was sooooo nervous and felt like my smile was really stiff, but I tried my best. In the end everyone stepped on the stage again, and the arranger introduced the models and talked about some of the pieces. This is my first time modelling for a real fashion brand!
And I am so happy it is my favourite one also ;0;

 Afterwards we when we were finished, we took loads of pictures and talked!
We even got a couple of nice group shots off all of us <3

Here we are! <3 I am the second from the left in the top row!

Everyone was so stunning <3

After that we also got individual shots, which we took outside! ^0^

( I didn´t get her name sadly >.<")
In Quartet Chocolate in mint!

(didn´t get her name either)
In Lucienne Dream in blue!

in Wonder Queen in blue!

In Sugar Dream Dome in pink!

(I love that print so much ;^;)

In Quartet Chocolate OP in pink!

(looking horrid >.> my eyes look tiny for some reason, and this dress was so huge omg)
in Victorian Letter OP in ivory!

Amanda & Melva
in Dramatic Rose OP and Mercator Antique Shops in pink and dark blue!

( I love Amandas look so much, she looked like a real life princess! And Melva was stunning!)

( I didn´t get her name either! >0< sorry! )
In Pompadour in ivory!

(this dress was unbelieveable in real life TT O TT)

(our lovely photographer <3)
in Cameo Window in red!

The Finnish lolitas! ^^

In Loyal Rosette in green!

In The Love Princess OP in red!

in Cream Cookie Collection in light blue!

(I dream of this OP in blue TT ^ TT )

And that is it! ^0^
After taking these pictures, most of us got changed out of the clothing, since they weren´t ours and all of it was quite expensive and was going to be sold later on the event!
(even though most of us made the joke that we´d just leave without changing haha)
I think its a bit odd that I was the only norwegian person there though ;V; ehehe...
It was a magical experience and I am sure everyone enjoyed it!
I was so surprised and happy to meet the finnish lolitas! ;V; I´ve only seen pictures of them online before, and I was especially happy to meet Katarina, since I´ve been following her blog for so long!
She is an amazing lolita, and her apartment is a dream! You should all go follow her! ^0^

Me and Emilia decided to go back to the booths where we both got some plushies and other cute little things ;V; (I will tell you about my over all purchases later ;-3 )
Later, we were both so tired we just decided to head back to Emilias.
There (inspired by the nail-art ladies) we did our nails for the tea-party to come (Emilia did mine <3) and we watched chick-flick movies (I am talking big time, stuff like Mean Girls and Legally Blonde xD haha
It was such a good time and we had fun ^^ It is nice just hanging out like that ;V; 

Thats the wrap up for day one! ;-) 
I hope you enjoyed reading about it, and please comment below
if you know any of the names I didn´t, or just in general! ^0^

A last one of me and Emilia together! 
Funny thing, we were actually surposed to wear the opposite dresses!

In Cameo Window in brown!

Thanks once again for reading!