Sunday, December 28, 2014

Asu's Advent Cafe

A few days before Christmas I attended a small christmas party from my friend Asu. She organizes it since ~4 years and I already attended it in 2012. I was  very excited for this event to happen because it was my only christmas Lolita event this year. I couldn't attend other events because I have a temporary job and have to work every Saturday in December.

I drove together with Mabu who also lives in my city. I was glad that I didn't had to travel alone since we needed 2 hours for one way to Asu's apartment X_x. Because of this I was really unmotivated to go in the morning, but I told myself that it will be awesome and I was not disappointed :)

When we entered her apartment everything was beautifully decorated. I especially liked her christmas tree with a lot of disney baubels! She also decorated the tables very cute.








When everyone arrived we started to eat cake and cupcakes!
After eating we went outside to take a few pictures.

 3 guests are missing on this picture because they took the picture or came too late.


This was my outfit. I have worn "Innocent Rose" by Btssb. I was happy that many people liked my dress. It's currently my favourite dress because I'm more interested in Classic-Sweet styles at the moment.

Here a few selfies:




In the evening, we watched 2 episodes of "Shopping Queen" where my friend Asu was a part of it. Then Mabu and me had to leave.

It was a nice day and I could wear Lolita after a long break. In the last 5 months I only have worn it 2 times (Chocolate Meet-up and this event). But for january I already have planned 2-3 occasions to which I look forward to ^_^

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Friday, December 26, 2014

Finding a super rare dress

Today I was browsing through mbok and I couldn't believe my eyes when I found a super rare dress I always wanted to own! And with rare I mean really rare, not that Angelic Pretty dresses who are only "rare" because scalpers are buying them.

I'm talking about the Ribbon Ribbon Hello Kitty JSK by Btssb. It was released in 2009 and I told myself if I ever start to wear Lolita, I want to buy that dress. I even had hope to be able to buy it, because the advertisement for this dress was at the Btssb frontpage for a quite long time and I thought, if it is on the frontpage it can't be sold out. How wrong I was xD



But since then it was always on top of my wishlist, not certainly because of the design, but because it combines 2 things I love: Lolita and Hello Kitty.

A few days ago I found that dress on mbok, however the price is too expensive for me. It costs 45.000 Yen and even if the Yen course is better than ever, it still would cost 300€ + additional costs. I think it's too expensive, it might be rare but it isn't that popular.

When it comes to money I can be really resistent. I don't want to pay ridiculous prices no matter how much I want an item and how rare it is. I want to pay appropiate prices, that means I have nothing against paying a high price for Puppet Circus for example. But in this case, 45.000 Yen is too much.

How do you handle such situations? Do you consider market prices or are you willing to pay higher prices if you really want a dress?

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Monday, December 1, 2014

My Advent Calendar

Today I could open the first door of my advent calendar! In case you don't know what it is: it's a calendar with 24 doors and from the 1st to 24th december, you open a door each day to count the days until christmas! Behind each door are small pictures, chocolate, candy or small presents.

My mother gives me one each year and this year she found one with delicious cupcakes printed on it. It's so cute! And even the small doors have a cupcake shape *_*






Do you also have advent calendars in your country? I read that it is a german tradition but some other countries have it too, so if you aren't from Germany I would be interested if you use advent calendars :)

Thank you for reading!
Miuko~

Sunday, November 23, 2014

No OTT outfits at Metamorphose Contest?! (not a request for votes ^^)

Hello my dear readers!

Today I want to talk about the Metamorphose A&W 2014 Contest. Currently the OTT trend is really popular and Sweet Lolita isn't the only substyle anymore that follows this trend. Classic and Gothic OTT
are even more popular today.

And for special occasions like such contests, Lolitas usually tend to choose their OTT outfits because they look most special and make you stand out more from the other people. But at this contest, basically noone entered with such an outfit.

Some examples of their newest collection

And I asked myself why. Maybe it's because I'm a huge AP fan that I always expect more overloaded outfits. But I think it's because Metamorphose has a huge "Old School", or should I better say, "Normal" Lolita  vibe. When I think of Metamorphose, the first outfit coming to my mind is a very basic one, where you wear a dark-colored skirt with a beret and a blazer. I think even if Metamorphose has sometimes crazy-looking dresses, it's just not the brand where you wear crazy outfits. Fans of Metamorphose like to wear Lolita in a casual way, in a further step I would even say it's the brand for Lolitas who wear this fashion everyday.


If you haven't done it already, you can take a look at the outfit contest here:
Metamorphose website
Facebook voting page

I'm very interested in what you are thinking about this topic? Do you agree or disagree with me?

I also participated in the contest. I don't know why but I'm happy that I can see my picture at the Metamorphose website, even if mine is the very last one of the contest ^_^'''''


Thank you for reading!
I would be happy to read your comments :)
Miuko~ <3

Friday, November 21, 2014

My pink glitter christmas tree

Today I decorated my christmas tree! It's actually the first time that I have an own christmas tree in my small apartment, where I live since 4 years now. Of course my tree is pink with a lot of glitter *_*

I bought the tree on Ebay and the decoration at Nanu Nana.







Maybe you can remember that I bought some crazy christmas baubels 2 years ago. But I like the tree how it is right now. Everyhing matches perfectly together. So I don't think that I will add more baubels right now. But maybe I get bored of its simple look, than I will add my crazy stuff xD. I mean it isn't even december, most people haven't even thought about their christmas tree yet xD.

I know I'm quite early but I just love christmas and especially christmas decoration *_* And music, and food, and markets and.... how about you? Do you also start to celebrate it early?

Bonus pic: you can see my reflection in the baubels xD


Kind regards,
Miuko~ <3

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lolita Level Up

Can you remember this old "Lolita Level Up" meme? It's from the "Parfait Doll" blog (back then known as "Lolita Charm") and from 2010! I can remember that I did this meme in 2010 when I started with Lolita but of course I barely had any 'levels'.

This is the original link to Parfait Doll: http://www.parfaitdoll.com/2010/01/lolita-level-up.html


All levels I reached within 4 years of wearing Lolita are bold:

LOLITA LEVEL UP

You've been to egl.
You've posted on egl, without an onslaught of 'USE THE MEMORIES' and likewise.
You've bought a lolita mook.
You've picked a favorite brand.
You've ordered your first item.
You've worn a full outfit.
You've worn a full outfit out in public.
You've worn a full outfit and posted photos of it on the Internet.
You know what JSK, OP, and cutsew all mean.
You've bought your first brand piece.
You know your measurements.
You know you shoe size - in American, European, and Japanese.
You know who Mr. Yan is.
You know who Mana is.
          +1 points if you know his band. 
          +2 points if you know his brand.
          +3 points if you know why he's featured in every GLB. 20
          +4 if you have a shrine to him in your closet.
You know who Maki and Asuka are. 
          +2 if you've met Maki and Asuka.
You've watched Kamikaze Girls.
          +1 if you know the real name of this movie. 
          +2 if you know who wrote the book this was based on. 
          +3 if you've also read the manga or novel.
          +4 if you love the author despite his criminal record.
You own a wig. 
          +1 if you own more than 2.    
You own a pair of falls.
You can identify lace on the spot.
You can identify an item's brand on the spot.
You can identify the year a dress was made by a specific brand on the spot.
You can name several different dresses or prints.  
You answer stock photo requests.
You mod a lolita community.
You decorate your nails. 
          +1 if you wear fake nails.
          +2 if you make fake nails.
You own a pair of rocking horse shoes. 
          +1 if you know their abbreviation.
You've made your own rose corsage.
You've made anything out of your brand dress's waist ties.
You've made anything out of a matching eco tote.
          +3 if you were the first one to do it, you think.
You know how to apply false eyelashes.  
You know how to pronounce shirring.
You know how to pronounce Moi-meme-moitie, or Metamorphose tempes de fille.
You know a reliable shopping service.
You bid on Yahoo!Japan or Mbok.
You've been to a meetup.
You've planned a meetup.
You've planned a meetup with catering or more than 20 attendees.
You've met up with lolitas while on vacation to foreign or faraway locales.
You've seen a lolita fashion show.
You've seen a brand fashion show.
You've modeled in a lolita fashion show.
You've modeled in a brand lolita fashion show.
You wear bloomers.
You know how to make bloomers.
You tell other people to wear bloomers.
You draw lolita art, write a lolita blog, or provide the community with some sort of creative services.  
You've taken purikura in lolita.
You've decorated your room/house/apartment in lolita style.
You've listened to lolita music.
You've learned kana.   
You've learned enough Japanese to read a magazine.
You wear or own circle lenses.
You've been called a princess by a young child.
You've dressed up a friend.
You've convert a friend.
You've been in media (television, newspaper, magazine). 
          +2 points if it's Japanese media.
You've learned a handicraft, like jewelry making, embroidery, or sewing.
You've become a lolita mentor.
You've attended lolita events at an anime or multi-genre convention.
You’ve organized or presented lolita events at a convention.
You've visited a brand shop.
Trip to Japan!
You've dressed up and gone out alone.
You're prepared for inclement or colder weather in lolita (coat, parasol, boots, gloves, other climate-specific items.)
You've learned face contouring.
You've made a lolita valentine.
You've got a lolita pen pal or online lolita friends.    
You have local lolita friends.
You know how to modify clothes that don't fit you.
You know how to dress for your body type.
You've been in a street snap.
You've been to multiple world locations of the same brand store (BABY Paris, BABY Tokyo, BABY San Francisco, etc.)
You've created a makeup/hair/sewing tutorial.
You've sold hand-created lolita goods.
You have your own lolita fashion line.
You've gotten a lolita haircut, style, or color.
You've mixed other street fashions with lolita.
You've thrown a lolita party/had a lolita wedding.   
You've dressed your child/small children in lolita or kodona style.
You've successfully cross-dressed in lolita style at least once (boystyle for girls and girls' clothing for guys).
You've lolified or made sure all the contents of your purse are cute (wallet, lipgloss, keyring, etc.)
You have a lolita pet (small dogs, cats, rabbits, exotic birds, fancy fish) or have dressed/accessorized your pet (bows or pet clothes).
You've dressed your significant other or dated someone who dresses in J-fashion/alternative fashion.
You've read Alice in Wonderland.
          +1 if you've seen the animated movie or other variations.
          +2 if you've seen more than one variation.
          +3 if you own more than one variation.
You've dressed as Alice or another Wonderland character in lolita style, or own Alice themed items.
You've made something from a Japanese pattern.    
You've found, bought, or made lolita underwear (bras and panties).
You wear lolita daily, or have gone 7 days straight wearing only lolita.
You have lolita calling cards or business cards.
You play a lolita instrument (i.e., piano, violin, harp, French horn... well any instrument really.)
You can translate yen to your country's currency in your head. 
          +1 if you can convert other currencies you shop with as well. 
          +2 if you read the news to know how the yen is doing.
You've sold lolita clothing online (secondhand, egl_comm_sales).
Your article or entry has been put into the egl memories.
You take photos of your outfits/daily outfit photos.
You’ve posted to daily_lolita.
You own a petticoat. 
          +1 if you own more than one. 
          +2 if you wear three or more at a time.
You’ve bought a lucky pack.
You keep a style diary or look-book.
You can put together an outfit made entirely from offbrand.
You’ve bought offbrand or non-Japanese brand.    


RESULTS

I achieved 96 out of 145 points
That means I'm a "Pretty Princess"
Only 5 levels to go until "Ultimate Lolita Boss Fight" xD


POINTS CHART

Adorable Admirer (lvls 1 - 20): You've started studying or liking lolita but haven't taken that leap of faith yet. Good luck!

Resplendant Rufflebutt (lvls 21 - 40): At home within the land of the rufflebutts and spilling frills from every edge.

Victorian Maiden (lvls 41 - 60): A classy lolita of taste and experience, who knows her way around the lolita social set.

Starry Celebrity (lvls 61 - 80): On page six of the lolita world, you've risen to the ring of the upper crust.

Pretty Princess (lvls 81 - 100): Lolita royalty, truly versed in the ways of the lacey ones, the lolita princesses have achieved a special level of enlightenment.

Ultimate Lolita (Boss Fight!) (lvls 100+): Wow, you've gotten over 100 levels? You're the ultimate lolita with unlimited hitpoints. That's actually a little scary...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cream Soda at German Supermarket

Hello my dear readers~ <3

Today I found Cream Soda at the german REWE supermarket! For my international readers it may sound odd but many of my friends like Cream Soda and usually we only can buy it at asian supermarkets.

Tadaaa~



However it doesn't taste like the asian Cream Soda but like the one from Tesco in London! I personally looove the Tesco Cream Soda *___* But it is quite expensive, it cost 1,50€ per can (the Tesco one cost 1£ per 4 cans -.-) and it has many calories (the Tesco one has 1 calorie per can)... yeah did I mention that Tesco is my favourite supermarket in the world?! xD

In the first picture you can also see grape lemonade! I bought it at REWE too because I also never saw grape lemonade at german supermarkets, I always bought it at the asian supermarket. But I'm not 100% if we really don't have grape lemonade, I usually only go shopping at small supermarkets where they don't have such fancy stuff xD.

Btw here is the Cream Soda and grape lemonade I sometimes buy at the asian supermarket:


Well then guten Durst ^_~
Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Chocolate Meet-up

Hello!

Only a short post about our Chocolate Meet-up yesterday. We went to the chocolate museum in Cologne and nearly everyone was dressed in chocolate-themed outfits! Sadly we were always in a rush so that we didn't take a group picture T___T

I only have pictures of me and my Little Bears Café twins :)

The museum was ok. I was there a few times already but the last time was several years ago. In my memory it was bigger and more interesting. We rushed through the museum in less then 1 hour. Afterwards we wanted to go to the café. But the cake was really expensive, around 4€ for a slice and 4€ for a hot chocolate. So I ordered an espresso but I forgot that espresso is suuuuper small xD. So I paid 2,40€ for 1 sip of coffee xD.

Then we went to a japanese restaurant. I couldn't decide if I should order Karaage (fried chicken) or a Crunchy Roll (fried sushi rolls). I finally chose Karaage, and when we finished eating, the waitress gave us free Crunchy Rolls for testing. What a coincidence ^_^



Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Friday, October 10, 2014

#Selfie

Hello cuties~ ♪♫

Recently I tested some picture decoration apps. I like the idea that with 1 click, you can turn yourself into a pretty princess ~(*_*)~♥

I rarely take any selfies because my iPod camera has not a high resolution, but I figured out that the apps can solve that problem, so I started to edit some of my selfies.

I just want to show you them for fun :) I know some of them might me too much edited, it looked better on my device then it actually looks on my computer xD











I used "PhotoWonder" to edit my skin, eyes etc.; "PuriCute" and "Shibuya Cam" to add decoration. What apps do you use?

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Barbie Meet-up



On Saturday I went to a Meet-up in Siegburg, which was organized by my friend Loopy. The theme was Barbie, because we went to a small Barbie exhibition at the local museum. A private collector (who is in the Guinnes Book Of World Records for having the largest Barbie collection on earth) lended the museum a few pieces. And with few, I mean literally few, because when we entered, there were a total of 2 shelves with Barbies.... we were quite disappointed, but the musem's entry fee was only 1€, so it was acceptable.


My favourite Barbie, because she is pink, glittery and a Balerina!
I love music instruments, so I loved this Barbies too!
Very cute american diner
One of the 2 shelves... the other one was even smaller...



After this, we climbed a hill to take pictures. It was quite exhausting going up there, and then we had to realize that there was a construction side, so we couldn't enter the garden >_< But we still found a small spot for taking pictures! The boyfriend of Loopy took some pictures of us :)




Like you can see, I haven't worn a Lolita outfit, because I thought this outfit fits perfectly to Barbie, so I wanted to wear this instead of Lolita!

Then we were really hungry and entered the cafe which Loopy reserved for us. I ordered my favourite cake, clementine cream cake. We had a lot of fun talking with each other :)


Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3
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