Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EGL : January and February monthly themes !

Hello dears~ How are you ? I'm having a holiday break and while I was supposed to study, I'm currently not studying at all (yay !), taking time photographing outfits, blogging, watching tv shows, rolling desperately on my floor, some fun stuffs. I swear I'm going to study, starting on Thursday, that's good day for studying.

While usually I don't take part a lot in EGL monthly themes, I feel like the past two months' themes have been very funny to do. January theme is, like usual, wardrobe theme ! I did it last year (with very crappy pictures.) but wasn't really happy about it. I took a looot of time this January, I posted late, but at least I'm happy about it. I'm not going to post it again on my blog since it was already a pain to upload and lay out every pictures on LiveJournal. But if you are curious to watch it, please follow this link (or click on the picture above, because I'm such a talented blog-designer)♡

Let's talk about real business. February's theme was Dress me up !

« We've all had a day (or two, or twenty) where we just can't seem to come up with a perfect coordinate and longed for a lolita stylist. Well, it's time to change that, and let a member of EGL dress you up! Share your closet and wait for one of our fashion-forward members to come up with a stunning coordinate for you. We'll do a big reveal post at the end of the month for all participants to share their amazing coordinates! »

Doesn't it sound fun ? I was paired up with Rie Chan, a lovely classical-gothic lolita from Antwerp (I think so ?). Out respective styles aren't the same, I think it's part of the challenge — and also big part of the fun. I told her it seems difficult to do another style than sweet lolita with a wardrobe like mine, so she came up with a gothic inspired coordination using sweet/classical items ! What a clever idea~ 

I am wearing : Dress : MILK — Blouse : Angelic Pretty 
Headdress, bag, socks : BtssB — Vest : AatP — Shoes : André

What do you think about it ? I haven't thought about putting my vest on a dress ! With the black blouse it's looking like I'm wearing the jacket, I really love the effect. More than a lolita outfit, it makes me feel about a classy-but-cute casual outfit ! 

Rie Chan also suggested a second outfit. Sweeter, it really matched my usual style. I guess she guessed well the feeling of my wardrobe, haha~ It really could be an outfit I could wear casually. Well... I'm even pretty sure I've already worn this outfit, minus the blouse. I have to say the blouse wasn't really matching the whole outfit, but my wardrobe pictures weren't that clear about colours (and the blouse didn't really look like it has princess sleeves on the picture of my wardrobe post).

I now can't wait to see Rie Chan's outfit~ I did my best to match her wardrobe with some kind of classical-royal outfit in all bordeaux x cream colours. I will show you her outfit (or my outfit ? Don't know...) as soon as she posts it (and if she allows me to).

Time for bonus pictures ! Thank you for reading ! I will soon be back with the second part of Frock On's report and with some posts about (not so) mysterious but ultra-cute indie Japanese Brands !

Stay tuned (^_^)ノ

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Event : Frock On! (part. 1)

Since reporting the whole event would be way too long (so many things to say !), I cut the main Saturday event in two parts (maybe three ?). I will mainly focus on the fashion show's experience and outfits in this one, if you are more interested into general informations, stalls and activities, please, wait for the other parts (*⌒∇⌒*)

I woke up pretty early on Frock On's day in order to go as soon as possible at the venue with Bloody. Indeed, we had to try on our last outfits that we couldn’t try the evening before. I have to say I was literally amazed when I first saw my Millefleurs’ outfit. It might not be a style that I usually wear but I could only do adore what Millefleurs sent to us. While Marly was in the gold dress, Cordelia in the red one, I wore the flowers’ one: we can say our dress matched us pretty well! More than the dress itself, it was the bonnets I was totally fond of. Look how gorgeous they are!

Marby, Cordelia and I ♡
My second outfit was by the Argentinean brand Chérie Cérise. I was both surprised and happy they picked my application. At first, I thought I couldn’t honour them as I didn’t feel I matched the brand’s feel. Finally I just loved the dress and the whole outfit they picked for me! The bat dress was so cute, detailed and soft that I could’ve wore it all day. The under-fabric was all sparkly and the bat-sleeves were absolute cuteness. Plus, Roxie Sweetheart lent Chérie Cerise jewelleries to match the outfits: might be a detail, but it really put the finishing touches on to the coordinations.

All lolitas waiting for the fashion shows to begin !
Modelling was a little bit stressing, especially that the girls watching us were very near to the catwalk. But all my friends were here to support Bloody and I ! No mistake allowed, haha~ I don’t really know what Millefleurs thought of our performance but Chérie Cerise told me they were very happy they picked me as a model! I couldn’t feel happier when they told me that, my only goal was to proudly represent their brand!

The whole atmosphere in the backstage was really lovely and funny, it was a moment of pure joy and enthusiasm. Everyone was adorable and I really did meet some nice girls ! I also saw people I was dreaming of seeing (do I sound like a fangirl yet ?). I really hope the backstage feeling will be the same at Enchanted, and I'm sure it will be~

Girls ready for the second fashion show
Roxie Sweetheart and the two other models for Chérie Cerise ♡
Beautiful Lyci wearing 4 O'Clock
Models for 4 O'Clock had to walk on those amazing shoes !

I know the biggest part of the attendees went seeing the fashions shows ! What did you think about it ? I hope the walks wasn't too awkward, haha ! It must be told that we are not professional models (well... Except Chokelate. Is that even fair ? She was simply stunning !)

Obviously, I couldn’t watch the catwalk while the girls were modelling (that’s the sad side of modelling during events ;__;) but I think I watched all the pictures and videos of both of the fashion shows, haha~ I picked some of my favourites outfits so you can have an apercu of the designers’ talent!

Lyci and Chokelate for Juliette & Justine
A lovely girl for Baroque. I just love this dress !
Maja and a cute fawn-girl for Haenuli I do adore Maya's dress !
Dear Carmilla and Bloody for Lief
Marby wearing Atelier Pierrot ! Wasn't she fabulously good-looking ?
Harly Quinn and Maya for the second fashion show
Lyci and Chokelate (again, but we love it) for Juliette & Justine

Thank you for reading ! Stay tuned for the other parts coming soonヾ(^∇^)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Black and white

This week-end was a pretty busy week-end ! In a good way ! I had diner with my father and Marie friday evening, took pictures and went to pay my Tea Party tickets to BtssB with Marie, spent the Saturday night with her and Alien and Ludwig. And surely because I love them too much (how kind I am), we also hung out on Sunday, with Sam Fancymelody joining us !!

It was so nice to see her again, it's really been a long time... She's working hard both at school and for her job so every time we see her is a special occasion ! Last year we had a blue themed meet-up, nearly the same period. As we love picking themes for meet-ups, Sam chose : black and white. Because I do own a lot of black and white in my wardrobe, as you may know (;__;). Next time, I swear the meet-up's theme will be pink ! Or chocolate ! Or sweet ! Or anything that I own. 

Fancy Melody from hands to toes
Alienor looking as classy as usual in her MmM dress

Luckily, I have my marvelous Marie that (often) lend me her dresses~ I picked a Moi-Même-Moitié black dress, simple but beautiful, I loved the fabric ! So soft and fluffy (≧∇≦). Marie and I went for twin coordinations, not the same dress but same styling. I would love doing some more twining with her ! You may be surprised but we have some dresses in common in our wish-list ☆~(ゝ。∂)

Our first stop was at the courtyard of the Louvre (exactly at the same place we took some pictures during the blue themed meet-up). People are often paying more attention to the Louvre and its pyramid than to lolitas taking photographs, so it's a good place to go, with beautiful architecture ! I guess the only bad point was the terrible wind we had that day... 

Yay, Ludwig is, indeedn, sensually looking at you

I am wearing : Dress : MmM — Blouse, shoes : Offbrand  Bag, socks, headdress : BtssB
Flowers (in the hair) : Offbrand — Cardigan : AatP — Scarf : Angelic Pretty

The only to warm ourself up was to go to... Ladurée. Headquarter of our team, it's been a long time we didn't have delicious pastries and tea (or hot chocolate, in this case) at our favorite place. We went to Ladurée Bonarpate that might be my favorite, I just love the feeling of the two rooms (the blue room and the colonial room). 

You will be happy to know that months after they took off every chocolate pastries from the menu, Ladurée finally put again the Elysées on the Ladurée Bonarpate menu ! (YAY FOR CHOCOLATE !). It might not be as delicious as the Carré Chocolat is, but at least I didn't have to pout in front of the waiter trying to have a chocolate-only pastry. Doesn't it look delicious ? Ladurée's hot chocolates aren't really my favorites, but it seems my four friends liked it very much : I was the only not taking the hot chocolate or the chocolat viennois.

Marie's religieuse à la rose
ElyséesElysées. Elysées, les autres on s'en fout.ElyséesElysées. Elysées, rien que toi, moi, nous.
As we finished earlier than we thought we would, we ended up going to Anecdotes — Axes femme. It was the last week-end of sales. A lot of things were discounted from 50% to 70% ! How amazing ! The neighborhood was really crowded and so was Axes femme shop, we hopefully managed to find some really useful bargains. I wasn't suppose to buy anything but... I just saw that jumpsuit and... I couldn't resist. It really was a bargain ! Alienor bought pants, Sam two boleros and Marie a pair of boots. It seems that everyone was happy to find something, haha~ Well... Except Ludwig. It was kind of reluctant trying the same jumpsuit as mine (but in brown)... I'm still sure it would have fit him perfectly ! ☆~(ゝ。∂)

You can see the jumpsuit in brown in the Axes Femme's catalog, mine is blue/grey though

Last but not least, here are the bonus pictures of the day ! Do we look like idols yet ?
Thank you for reading ! See you soon ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ