05 January 2014

[41.] Happy New Year!

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For 2014 I don't have a lot planned yet, lolita-wise...
But I can reveal that I will be attending the Enchanted event in London in April.
AND I will be taking of my colleagues from work! 

She has admired lolita, but never really took action until now!
I will be helping her achieve her first lolita-look on a budget.
Hopefully she will have a great time and look fabulous!

Hope you'll all have a fantastic New Year!
Do you have any lolita-plans yet?

I was thinking of participating in the EGL Wardrobe post, but I'm not sure yet.
It seems like a lot of work :3

x Chrissii x

27 December 2013

[40.] ☆ Milk Tea Day UK ☆

Hello dear readers (^-^)
Today, I'd like to tell you about an event I attended earlier this month!

☆ Milk Tea Day UK ☆

The day actually started out quite hilarious when I got to the coach station.
There was a man wandering around in his underwear...
Yet still, I was getting all the looks when I turned up for my coach wearing Lolita!

At 'Milk Tea Day' Japanese band Die Milch (The Milk in German), had their UK debut.
It took place in The Nave; a beautiful and historic venue near Islington in London.
When I first got there, I thought I was lost as I had never been to Islington before,
and comparing it to other event locations, it just looked like I was in the wrong place!
BUT. I spotted a sign and noticed that it was indeed the right place.

An impression from inside the building

Once I arrived, I travelled alone, I was glad to see many friends straight away!
Some friends I hadn't seen for around 2 years, so it was lovely to catch up.

Entry to the event was free, until 5pm when the concert would start.
I walked around for a bit, took outfit shots with friends & had a tea in a Maid Café :3
There were lots of cute stalls selling Lolita accessories and some even sold clothing!
I tried to spend minimal money, so this is all I bought:

Metronom CD - a sweet from Coco - rose tea and a tea strainer

The ever so kind Florrie took Outfit pictures of Reina & I before it went dark.
These days the sun goes under at 4:30pm already...
My outfit picture, you can view here:

~•* Outfit Rundown *•~

Flower Crown - Primark
Blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
JSK - Angelic Pretty
Tights - TejaJamilla
Shoes - SecretShop

The ever so sweet Florrie

The ever smiling Reina

A stupid selfie with Jess

After the silliness with friends, we were called back into the venue.
The concert was about to start, yay!

I have to admit, I hadn't listened to their music before, but I decided to go anyway.
My main reason was seeing my friends, which meant a lot to me!
It turned out that I really enjoy Die Milch's music, so that was a nice bonus, haha!

I have 3 little Instagram video's from the concert.
I hope you enjoy them!

After the concert, I was very fortunate to have my CD signed by Coco & Yui.
I was also able to have my picture taken with them, before I had to rush off for my 
3 hour coach journey!

I'm so impressed, they are so nice and even speak a tiny bit of English.
Coco tried to make us sing "White Christmas" with them,
but I don't know the lyrics to any English songs....
Super embarrassing!

Yui & Coco in the middle of a mini dance routine

Coco, Yui & I <3

All in all, it was an amazing day and I'm so glad that I attended!
Hope to see all of my friends again soon <3

If you like what you're hearing, then I suggest you go see Die Milch when you have the chance!
As always, thanks for reading!

x Chrissii x

26 December 2013

[39.] ❄ Merry Christmas ❄

❄ Merry Christmas ❄
I hope you were able to spend it with your loved ones!

I celebrated Christmas with my boyfriend and his family on the 24th.
We had a traditional Polish Christmas with 12 dishes of food on the table!
Needless to say, we were all pretty stuffed by the end of it :3

Before the meal started, we all had a piece of opłatek.
It's a Christmas wafer baked from pure wheat flour and water.
The opłatki wafers are embossed with Christmas related religious images, varying from the nativity scene, Virgin Mary with baby Jesus, to the Star of Bethlehem.

The eldest member holds a large wafer and breaks off a piece to begin the ritual.

The remaining wafer is passed on to another member while a prayer for loved ones is said. 
This continues until everyone at the table has a piece of the wafer. 
Finally, everyone eats their share.

This was the first time I did this and I thought it was a really nice idea.
Made Christmas a little bit different.

The Christmas meal consisted of the following 12 foods:

1. Herring & onion in sauce
2. Grilled Salmon with Herbs
3. Grilled Salmon with Lemon
4. Smoked Salmon
5. Greek Style fish
6. Pierogi with cheese filling
7. Pierogi with sauerkraut filling
8. Filled egg halves
9. Salad
10. Barszcz
11. Croquettes
12. Bread

As you can see, there is no meat involved.
Polish people will still be fasting from meat until Christmas Day.

~•* Outfit Rundown *•~

Christmas Headband - Claire's Accessories
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Cardigan - New Look
Dress - Primark
Tights - M&S

I didn't feel like dressing up in lolita for Christmas this year.
I feel like every year, I'm using the same dress for it so it gets a bit boring...
This dress does the job alright, I think. It's very simple, yet cute and I like that.

Thanks for reading!

❄ Season's Greetings ❄
x Chrissii x

01 December 2013

[38.] ☆ Innocent World Tea Party ☆

Hello dear readers (^-^)
Better late than never, right?

Today I want to tell you about my time at the Innocent World Tea Party in Vienna, Austria.
I stayed at my dear friend Mimi's house for about a week.
It was my last holiday from work for the whole year (;____;)
So, I thought I might as well make the most of it!

Mimi was a great hostess, as always, and she took me & the bf to see loads of things.
Firstly we went to the Naschmarkt, a big market full of sweets & foods.

Naschmarkt - look at all the deliciousness

After visiting the Naschmarkt in the morning, we spent our afternoon at the Zoo!
Tiergarten Schönbrunn is apparently the best zoo in Europe.
And OMG, it was beautiful!

This panda was such a prick, he didn't wanna turn around!

During my stay I have eaten many great things, for example:
Goat's cheese ice cream, several buffets and amazing sushi!
Of course there are many food pictures, but I'll leave them for now....

I'm sure if you're reading this, you must be more interested in the: 

☆ Innocent World Tea Party ☆

It was a really awesome day!
Super well organised & even the weather was good!
I wonder how they got the weather to play along...

I had a Super VIP Ticket, which meant that I got early entry,
a goodie bag and we were greeted with a glass of champagne!

There were many stalls and a huge buffet.
After the buffet was opened, the fashion show started.
It was beautiful to watch and the models did the routine really well!
Even the hotel staff was looking at the fashion show and taking photos, haha!

Delicious buffet things <3 nom nom nom

My fashion show pictures turned out rubbish, so none of them here... Sorry!

After the fashion show, we had some browsing time and you could make use of
the professional photographer who had been hired for the whole day.

Lolita KompleX did an unplugged live set, which was awesome!
The previous night, I had seen them live with Mimi, which was so much fun <3

At the Lolita KompleX concert

Lolita KompleX at the Innocent World Tea Party

Before the Q&A with Yumi Fujiwara, the Innocent World designer, I managed
to grab a picture with her together. She is such a sweet & gentile person!
I'm very happy I met her.

Yumi Fujiwara & I

After the Q&A, there was a raffle and I got super lucky!
I won an Innocent World bonnet D:

With the raffle over, it was time to announce the outfit contest winners.
Yumi Fujiwara handpicked the 3 girls who she taught represented Innocent World the best.
Congrats if you were one of the winners!

The outfit contest winners!

Here are pictures from the rest of the day :3
I hope you enjoy them!

For the first time ever, I had a twin <3 Love ya!

Eve & Nana from Lolita KompleX

My hostess Mimi <3

With Sylvia, who looked like an Autumn Fairy!

Being naughty with The Flat Fat Cat ;)

With Duplica, who you may remember from my Foreign Lolita's series!

With fellow girls from the UK

With fellow Dutchies & Belgians

Everything from the goodie bag, incl. Innocent World socks & hair ties!

I bought some Innocent World tights and a brooch / hair clip!

My raffle prize, an Innocent World bonnet!

Pictures from the professional photographer: M.E. Fotografie

With my twinsie <3

Mimi & I being our usual selves... I'm not sure if our behaviour should be encouraged...

My outfit shot :)

~•* Outfit Rundown *•~

Headgear - Various Roses
Golden Key - Now Voyager
Necklace - H&M
Blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
Skirt - Innocent World
Socks - River Island
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell

I hope you enjoyed reading this post / looking at the pictures!
This event happened 2 months ago, but I have been so busy with life
that I hardly have time to blog.... 

Keep looking for the next post, because I have some more things to share :)

x Chrissii x

23 September 2013

[37.] Sooo... I got a tattoo ♡

Hello dear readers (^-^)

So... yeah!
A few weeks ago I started a tattoo D:
It was very spontaneous decision, but I've wanted one for a long time.

3 weeks ago, I went to my first appointment.
My friend Ellie is a tattoo artist and did the honours (^-^)!
I've admired her work for a long time.

The stencil on! A bit blurry and with my awful tan :3
 So here I am, in the shop in London.
The stencil is on me!

Finished the first session like this!
 After 5 hours, we finished the first session like this.
I was kinda glad we stopped here, as I had enough at this point!

Ellie is a really amazing tattoo artist.
She was making sure I was OK through the entire session.
She even has a sweetie jar on her workstation in case you're feeling weak!

Ellie's workstation is so colourful!

I think I also felt more comfortable with her doing my first tattoo,
because I already knew her! She was one of my crazy colleagues :3

I paid the whole tattoo up front and then arranged a 2nd session with Ellie.
I came back after 3 weeks so we could be certain the tattoo healed properly!

Finished the 2nd session!
Ellie's photo :3

 After another 5 hours, this is the finished result!
I love it so much ♡ Thank you, Ellie <3

It might not seem like it, but this tattoo has a lot of meaning to me.
It's a representation of my life and all the things I love.
I'm not going to go into too much detail, though!

So yea, if you're in London, please look up Ellie and get a tattoo!
You can view her work at http://instagram.com/lagingerli ♡

Thanks for reading!
x Chrissii x

14 September 2013

[36.] Getting my Frock On!

Hello dear readers (^-^)!
(if there still are any)...

So uhm, it's been a while!
Sorry there were never any "Long Lost Travel Series"...
To be honest, I lost my motivation to write.
I've been having a hard time at work and when I come home,
I just don't feel like sitting in front of a computer again...

Today, I finally feel like writing about some things I've been up to!
So, without further ado, let's start post [36.]

I went to London for a weekend!
My boyfriend & I left here on Friday after work.
It was our 1 year anniversary that day <3
I've never been so in love with anyone...

Beautiful flowers I received

We exchanged our cards when we got to the hotel in London.
We are soooooo lame XD

On Saturday we did our separate things and I ended up at:
Frock On! The Tea Party Club's 6th Anniversary event.

I didn't feel very well during the day, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped.
I did, however, have some great chats with some old friends.
And! I also made some new friends from Holland <3

Here are a few of my photos (^-^)!

My Dutch friends <3
With Ziggy, she's craaazy!

The main shopping hall with loads of stalls!

With special guest Hitomi from Grimoire <3
She was so sweet & adorable!

With my favourite Portoguese, always cheering me up <3

On my way out I got a goodbye photo with Reina & Florrie, love you!

My main purchase, a beautiful OP by Millefleurs <3
So happy to finally own a piece by them!

I couldn't leave without these beauties!
Tights from Grimoire <3

I hope you enjoyed my photos!
I didn't stay for very long, because I wasn't well... 
but I had a great day!

~•*Outfit Rundown*•~

Bear Ear Hat - eBay
Hat Accessories - Now Voyager, H&M, Primark
Wig - Mermaid Beachy by Lockshop
Blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
JSK - Moi-même-Moitié
OTK Socks - eBay
Bracelets - Accessorize
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

I promise I won't be long with the next post,
because I already know what it will be about!

Thanks for reading
x Chrissii x

28 May 2013

[35.] Long Lost Travel Tales, a new series!

Hello dear readers (^-^)!

I came up with a new series to write.
Similar to the "Foreign Lolita's" series,
but more about the past events that I have attended.

I shall names this series "Long Lost Travel Tales".

I'm writing about the past, because currently there's not much on my calendar!
Well, that's a lie because I have tons of plans for later this year...
But they will stay secret for now until everything is confirmed (^-^)!

I will start this new series hopefully this weekend!
I have a lot of exciting private things going on at the moment
and my work is taking up a lot of time recently...

I'll leave you with some pictures from this weekend!
I took the opportunity to dress up a little bit, but I didn't go anywhere special.

Saturday's Outfit - Welcome to my kitchen, haha :3

~•* Outfit *•~

Headbow - Primark
Leather Rose - H&M
Blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
Dress - H&M
Tights - Etsy
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell

Sunday's Outfit - My bf & I had dinner at our friend's house :3

~•* Outfit *•~

Headband - Primark
Blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
JSK - Emily Temple cute
Tights - V&D
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

So that's a quick post from me ;)

Hope you're all looking forward to the
"Long Lost Travel Tales" series, as much as I am!

Stay tuned!
x Chrissii x