Sunday, May 25, 2014

Recent thoughts in Memes

Two recent thoughts about Lolita which I converted into Memes. They look a bit crappy but I can't draw and I even needed 3 hours to edit them with Photoshop X_x
You can tell me in the comments what you think about them if you want.

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cherryblossom Picknick

Last month we had a little meet-up at the Nordpark in Düsseldorf. We wanted to take pictures of the cherry blossoms but we came 2 weeks too late >_< But we found other pretty flowers so it was okay.

When we arrived in the park, we all settled down for a picknick. After then everyone started to take pictures. I desperately wanted a good picture so I was around 2-3 hours away with my friends, and when we came back, all the other people were already packing their stuff and leaving back home. Why do Lolitas always want to go home so early, it was such a nice weather, I could have stayed at least 2 hours more! But whatever.

At least I got some acceptable pictures, thank you Ami and Marron for taking some pictures :)

I wore my outfit from the Enchanted event again because the pictures we took in London turned out quite dark and blurry.

I hope you like the pictures!
Kind regards,
Miuko~ <3

2 new Angelic Pretty Mooks - REVIEW

Here are two reviews about the new Angelic Pretty mooks which were released this year!

~*~ Folding Umbrella Mook ~*~

At the beginning of the year some AP models posted pictures of a photoshoot on Twitter, and they said that the photoshoot is for the new AP mook. So when AP announced this mook in February, I thought it would be the real mook. But it is NOT! This mook is actually just the umbrella, but as a bonus you get a small flyer with 8 pages of pictures from the newest fashion show.

The design itself is really pretty. The fabric has nice colors and of course the Cinema Doll print is wonderful! It makes me want to buy the dress >_<

The quality of the umbrella is okay, nothing more. It has the same quality like my umbrellas I buy for 2€ at the drug store!!! So you can use it in light rain or sun, but no heavy rain or wind.

Do I recommend it?
~ If you just look for a pretty umbrella which is worth the money, NO.
~ If you love Angelic Pretty and don't care about overpriced brand prices and want a pretty umbrella, then YES.

~*~ Day Dream Carnival Mook ~*~

This is the actual mook! It's different from the mook which was released last year. The old one had more information like history of AP, print gallery and interviews. This one has more pictures. I think the pictures are better this year, but it's just personal taste.

I love the chapters about the AP mascots and the baking ideas. The mascot chapter is informative, for example they show you all the different ponys or bunnys they ever had! And the baking chapter is very inspiring, all the stuff look just like the real prints! You will love it even if you are not a fan of baking or even of Angelic Pretty, because it looks so amazing.
(Btw you can get a translation of the recipes here but you don't really need them, the recipes are very basic, you can just use your favourite recipe with a lot of food coloring and then decorate like hell xD).

The bag is also nice and sturdy, I think you can transport heavy things with it like you can with the bag from the old mook (I often transport 3-4 ltr of water with it, it works!). In comparision to the old bag, the print looks better, but the shoulder straps look uglier. Of course it doesn't have the same quality like a normal AP bag and I wouldn't buy the mook just because of the bag, but otherwise it is a useful totebag.

What I don't like about the mook is that the main focus is not on knowledge, but on recent prints and events. Most pages are just advertisement for new items. Of course you have pretty pictures but they are not very different from the GLB or Kera ads.
Also they could have put more effort into the photoshoots. Most also have only the quality of GLB or Kera, that means they were made in front of a neutral (boring) background. 

Do I recommend it? 
~ If you are an Angelic Pretty fan, YES.
~ If you want a mook with pretty pictures and just want to collect it, even if you are not an Angelic Pretty fan, YES.
~ If you are looking for great inspirational photoshoots or knowledge about Angelic Pretty, NO.

The mook has 64 pages. Now I will go through the content with some pictures:

1. Chapter: Photoshoot with Tina Tamashiro

2. Chapter: Newest items

3. Chapter: Matching outfits for every month

 4. Chapter: Pictures and Information about the Glorious Night Carnival event

5. Chapter: Information about all(?) mascots/characters

6. Chapter: Baking recipes

7. Chapter: Greeting Cards which you can cut out

I hope this review is helpful.
Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Closet Confidential Meme


It's time again for a little meme which I found on egl. You answer 7 questions about your closet. I found it really interesting to read all the answers so here are mine.

1. What is the oldest item in your wardrobe/closet?
I think the first Item I bought for Lolita were these socks, after someone posted them in the german online community. I think I bought them late 2008/early 2009, because at that time I was looking in normal stores for Lolita stuff (back then I thought you could buy suitable items in normal stores) and someone wrote that you can buy them at a german store and that they are Lolita, so I bought them xD. This was seriously the only reason because I was never into the Gothic style so I never really could use them for Lolita xD. But I combined them with my black Zara dress for some causal/inspired coords.

Old picture from 2011 and it wasn't meant as a real Lolita outfit, so please don't think it's Ita xD

2. What is the newest item?
My Sugar Pansy JSK in mint! I bought it last month and I didn't bought anything else for my closet since then, not even jewellery or other small stuff.

3. What is the most expensive item?
My Day Dream Carnival OP which cost 29.190 Yen. It was the first time that I bought a dress new from the store, but honestly I think it's too much money for one item althought I understand why brand dresses cost so much. But I still prefer to buy second hand :)

4. What is the cheapest/most affordable item?
My cheapest brand item are my wrist cuffs from AP which I bought for 12€ at egl_comm_sales.

5. What was the biggest bargain?
My biggest bargain was my Dress Change JSK which I bought for 70€ on mbok. It's SUPER detailed, you can't see its whole beauty unless you see it irl, but check out lolibrary if you want to see more: *click*       

6. What was the biggest waste of money?!
My biggest waste was my Pony Angel Replica. I bought it for the same price you can get the original AP dress second hand, and of course when I sold my replica, I didn't even got half of the money back. (But back then I thought that the original dress had a second hand value of 400€ + so I thought that the price I paid was pretty reasonable xD).
I love this print but I didn't loved the replica of it, because it didn't looked good. So I sold it and whenever I find the original one, I will buy it!!

7. What are your three favorite items right now?
My Dress Change JSK, my Lady Rose OP and my Rose Last Note hat.

Do you like this meme? If you did it too please tell me in the comments :)

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Concert

One week ago, the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert took place in Cologne!! I already saw Kyary at the Japan Expo 2012 and I enjoyed it very much, so I was happy to hear that she would also come to Germany. And I was even more happy when I heard that the concert was in a venue only 15 minutes away from my apartment :D

Before the concert we had a little meet-up in a fairly new Cupcake Café called "Le PomPom" (doesn't the name fit perfectly to Kyary? xD). The Café itself looks amazing, it's the perfect location for Lolitas! The cupcakes were okay, not bad, but also nothing special.

I ordered a Matcha Cupcake but it tasted just like cream cheese with sugar...

 A bit of the beautiful interior

Then we also wanted to take outfit pictures and the owner of the Café gave us a cupcake as a gift so we could take pictures with it ^-^ The owner also took pictures with her own camera but she didn't uploaded them yet (she wanted it for her Facebook-Page).

My outfit... I know my hair looks very childish, but for Kyary it is okay to look childish xD

Our whole group

After the Café we went to a restaurant to eat pizza. But I don't have a picture of it because I'm pretty sure you don't want to see me eating pizza xD But we took a picture of our Mameshipamyupamyu plushes:

In case you don't know it, it's a bean xD

Then we went to the venue. We arrived 1 hour before we could enter, and there was already a large queue. Some of my friends arrived even 5 hours before the event started! But I think it was not nessecary to come so early because the venue wasn't that full when we entered.

I wanted to buy some merchandise but they only had boring T-Shirts and Hoodies. A few days before was the concert in Paris and my friends told me that they had more merchandise there, but it somehow didn't came to Germany?! But you could take pictures with a bunny called "Pamyurin". They also took Instax-pictures with the camera. I think it was a great idea, because that way you have a nice memory from the concert :)

The Instax picture

Finally we went to the hall with the stage. The hall was smaller then I expected, and there were only around 350-400 guests ('only' because the other concerts in Europe had way more people).

Mameshiba photo bomb xD In the background you can see the stage, it had a huge bear as decoration!

The concert started and it was a lot of fun! I was especially amazed by the dancers, they were so good!! Kyary was singing playback but it wasn't a problem for me, she was very cute and had great outfits. She changed her outfit 3 times!

I don't have more pictures of the concert but I guess you can find them everywhere online anyway xD 

Now I saw nearly all japanese singers I like (Kanon Wakeshima, Nana Kitade and Kyary). The only one missing is Mana! But I guess he will never come to Germany and if he come, the tickets would cost something like 100€... but one can dream... (I don't even like his music I just want to see him because he is a Lolita idol xD).

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3
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