Saturday, August 17, 2013

Convention : Japan Expo 2013 (Part II)

Japan Expo is a wonderful way to meet new people ! 
I couldn't wait anymore to write this second part of my first Japan Expo's report. Let's go back to Lunieshop's booth, I told you I couldn't resist to buy something... It was love at first sight with that amazing Bara Hime's hat ! I told myself, before going to July's events, that I shouldn't spend a cent in goods or clothes and I really kept my promise, except for that hat. Just look at it, isn't it the epitome of cuteness ? I really don't regret it at all, and I can't wait to wear it again ! (I was glad Lunieshop's booth took credit card, I had no cash with me). 

Left : I think Marie captured the exact moment I put the hat on my head — and fell in love with it.
Right : And this hat really needed a bunny face picture !

Beside, the Lunieshop's booth itself, it was indeed a great place to meet other lolitas ! I was very glad to meet Libellule and Saina. I've been knowing Libellule since my first steps in lolita fashion, she inspired me for so long during my first years. They both were so cheerful and kind, a real pleasure ! I loved their outfits : they were matching with bear-and-chocolate coordinations and in pink, cream and brown. Adorable, isn't it ? My own outfit also matched pretty well with them, haha~ Too bad we couldn't talk a lot but I was happy to know I would get to meet them again at Convention Lolita on Monday. 

Right : All the pictures we took together are great, I love Saina and Libellule's poses and smiles ♡
Left : We also met Ataxie, I couldn't talk to her a lot but I love her blog and style !
Saina, Lou and I, I love this picture too. Lou's coordination was so nice ♡

I am wearing : Dress and socks : Angelic Pretty — Blouse : Vintage — Hat : Bara Hime
Bag : Offbrand — Accessories : Q-pot and Angelic Pretty — Shoes : AatP 

As we were waiting for the Masuda Sebastian's talk to begin, I asked Marie to take some picture of my outfit with my new hat. How does it look ? Do you like it ?~ I was happy that the bunny hat matched completely with the coordination I was wearing. I may need some other bunny accessories in the future, I guess the bunny feeling is growing well on me. We also took some selcas, shamelessly seated on the ground (just being in Japan Expo is something tiring, walking, talking, taking picture and having fun is beyond human's strength). 

How cute my darling is, let me stare at her forever 
As I wasn't able to assist at the first Masuda Sebastian's conference about Kawaii phenomenom on thursday, I was pretty happy to be present on his apparition on Kawaii International's booth ! This small talk wasn't the same as thursday's one, but it was great to learn more about himself and his brand. We could even ask some questions ! I admire Masuda Sebastian in the amount of work he had to provide in order to be as popular as he is now. I feel like I like him more as an artistic director (on Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, on Kawaii International's usual shooting scene and Kawaii International's booth at Japan Expo) than as a designer for 6%DOKIDOKI. I may like 6%DOKIDOKI (though I do not own anything from the brand), but I really do adore the scene, the feeling he can create and the work he's providing through Kyary. 

That was a great small talk to assist at ! I wish it could have been a bit more about Kawaii phenomenon, but I guess I felt this way because I was still sad that I couldn't attend to the first conference, haha~ At the end of the conference, we took a group photograph, which was uploaded of 6%DOKIDOKI's Facebook. How great ! Plus, they asked us to play with the camera, doing 10 cute poses in a row (the harder than it sounds, haha~), maybe for the next episode of Kawaii International ? Who knows ?~ Several girls played the game, as Kitch or Pom', I also had a try ! Kitch was so good at posing and her coordination was amazing, I feel she could be an awesome model for 6%DOKIDOKI. I was glad I could meet and talk with her at Kawaii International's booth. I think she's a really kind and funny girl, she had to escape quickly in order to go back to Lunieshop's booth, so I wish I will be able to meet her again soon. 

Courtesy 6%DOKIDOKI's Facebook page
Marie (Zannou) and I. Courtesy Kawaii International's producer

Last but not least, once the Masuda Sebastian and 6%DOKIDOKI's interventions were concluded I run again to the Jeune Créateurs' side. Not to join Lunieshop's booth but to meet for the first time the designers of the brand I've been fantasying for month ! I didn't even know they were going to Japan Expo, Marie told me as soon as she saw the booth, earlier on that day. I knew them through Lookbook and couldn't stop staring at their beautiful clothes, but also the amazing and unique atmosphere of their brand. Let me introduce you to the cheerful and lovely team of... Neb aaran do ! ("Neverland" pronounced and written in the Japanese way)

I felt like they were really glad to meet someone who already knew them ? Jammy, the artistic director, seemed so surprised but very happy that I get to know them through Lookbook (that was a good way to advertise the brand !)

Left to the right : Eily (designer), Yuki (model), French translator and (Jammy) artistic director of Neb aaran do
The Round Pond Hat is really my favorite Neb aaran do's hat ♡ 

I could talk during hours of this brand ! I really felt like I was going to cry when I realised I couldn't buy a single item (I really could spend anymore money...).  I've been dreaming of purchasing from them and now all those kind girls were in front of me I couldn't support them by buying a single thing from Neb aaran do. I wish they could understand how much I love their brand, they can be really glad of their hard work. It's been a long time I didn't see an indie brand with such an unique, creative and inspiring setting and atmosphere ! You should really have a look at their Loobook and their webshop.

End up meeting Neb aaran do's team, my first Japan Expo was clearly amazing ! I was afraid from what I've heard from people, about the crowd, about the heat, about the atmosphere, but those people really never did a Tea Party ! Haha~ My condition is clearly worse after getting back from a Tea Party. At the end of the day I felt like I hadn't done 10% of what I could do in Japan Expo. The meetings were so quick and I wish I could take a lot more time to talk with people. I've even seen people I didn't go to meet or talk to but wished to ! About the Japan Expo itself, I think we were lucky to have so many cute and fashionable booths, maybe kawaii and japanese fashion can grow back to Japan Expo ? I hope so ! 

I can now conclude this Japan Expo's report with some cute purikuras I did throughout the day ! First ones with Marie and Ludo, and second ones adding Aelin and Pom'. Doing purikura is also so much fun, and it was great to get to talk more with Pom' and Aelin (she was working hard at purikura's booth !). 

Hope you liked it ! *(*´∀`*)☆
See you soon for the Perfume's concert and Convention Lolita's report !

Thanks to Marie, she kindly let me use some of her pictures


  1. Maaaw let me curl up in a ball and purr (〃ノ∇ノ)
    Tu as même mis la photo lapin ! Je suis éblouie devant tant de perfection !

    (Et je prierai pour toi pour que Neb aaran do soient encore présents l'année prochaine et que tu puisses dépenser des centaines d'euros chez eux. ♥)

    1. Une photo prise avec tant d'amour ! Je ne pouvais que la poster voyons~~

      (Et vui, j'espère qu'ils seront là l'année prochaine é.è Parce que pour le coup je suis prête à leur prendre un chapeau ou une robe ou du moins... quelque chose, n'importe quoi ;___;)

  2. That hat was made for you! It even fit your outfit that day! Despite the fact you weren't planning on spending money, I think it's a great purchase. ;)

    1. Thank you so much ! You don't even know how what you said touched me~~ (Yeah, yeah , pretty much because I'm in love with that hat, haha xD). Months after, I still don't regret my purchase ! *^*

  3. Je suis complètement fan de ton chapeau avec les oreilles de lapin bélier. C'est tellement mignon, et cela va si bien avec la tenue que tu as choisi ! Et le meilleur dans tout ça, c'est qu'il te va à merveille. ^^
    En tout cas tu as l'air de t'être bien amusée, c'est agréable de regarder tes photos.

    1. Merci beaucoup Claire ! Ton commentaire me fait drôlement plaisir~~
      Ce fut effectivement une journée assez fofolle, j'avais peur de tout ce que l'on me disait sur la Japan Expo mais finalement ça reste "juste" une convention dont la surface est multipliée par 100, et avec les stands qu'il y avait cette année, je ne regrette pas le moins du monde *^*