Sunday, 26 January 2014

Harajuku Fashion Walk Coming Soon!

It's the most wonderful time of the month....

It's Harajuku Fashion Walk 2014!

The first Fashion Walk started off with a real BANG!
It was a great time and made me feel really happy!

The video will be up tomorrow but till then, here are the pictures as little teaser for you <3

aaaand are you excited about tomorrow's video?!
Hope you are! I will fetch some sleep and am looking forward to hearing your reactions tomorrow!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Baby The Stars Shine Bright + Putomayo Luckybag review

Last week I opened the announced Lucky bag from Angelic Pretty with you guys.
Inside we found the complete Candy Sprinkle JSK in Black plus bag and socks.
This week we are opening the lucky bag from Baby the Stars Shine Bright together.
However this time it's different:
I have no clue what's inside!

BTTSSB (short for Baby the Stars Shine Bright) released two different kinds of lucky bags this year: A decided dress, similar to the Candy Sprinkle, which had a rose print on. Therefore customers knew what they would get and have a whole set. I didn't like the print that much though, and I guess I was not the only one because there were lots of bags still left in stores in Tokyo when I browsed.

However, they also still do the mystery lucky bags, in which they pack items from earlier years that need to leave the store. They still make sure that you get at least one dress or skirt with it, but apart from that the rest is a MYSTERY!

It might not fit together, it might not fit, it might not be your colour - but it will definitely be a surprise!

So let's reveal the mystery in my newest video before I explain more:

You might have realized the following things:
1) There is an Alpaca in my video again. This time I give it a name.
2) I get changed.
3) There is a Putomayo bag on the bed!

To reveal the secret, I actually took a video of the footage of opening the Putomayo bag that day, but when I was editing today, the video got quite long. So I decided to put the pictures of the Putomayo bag on my blog instead. After all, the accessory is really small so they didn't show so well on the camera anyways.

Let's check out the content of the lucky bag:

Price: about 10.000Yen
1) brown blouse with cherry lace collar
2) see-through neckholder blouse with sparkles and star buttons
3) BTTSSB bag in white
4) red bonnet with piano pattern
5) blue striped summery dress
6) matching headbow
(Comes in a pink BTTSSB logo sportsbag)

Derpy but happy me!

Alpaca claimed the bag as house

Lots of good quality lace to give a detailed front. I love the heart buttons as well.

Nice large bow! Still has some strings poking out though.

 One of my weird things with Lolita fashion is, that I keep buying dresses in BLUE but then hesistate to wear them. I still somehow believe that blue is not my colour because I am not naturally blonde. So I rarely wear my blue dresses. In fact, I sold my last blue dress on, as well as my last blue skirt, which I bought and never wore! Such a waste! But with this dress I will try and wear it. It's a really nice different style to the Angelic Pretty and it shows the classical charm that BTTSSB has.

Baby the Stars Shine Bright Lucky bag review:

+ lots of value for a cheaper price than the set-dress
+ beautiful bag with long straps to go around your shoulder
+ two kinds of blouse
+ head bow and dress are matching 
+ Surprise fun! 
- the bow was not quite sewn in properly so I had to fix that
- see through blouses are usually not well perceived at Lolita fashion meets
- not the colour I was looking for but I am up for the challenge!

Surprise, suspense, super sweeet!
I know I binged out a lot on dresses this January, but then again, it's my first brand new Angelic and BTTSSB and who knows if I will get them next year. Great value and brand new brand.

Now to the Putomayo bag:

This was the last accessory lucky bag of the shop! It sold at 1.500 Yen but had like 3 times the value inside.
Price:1.500 Yen
1) Star earrings
2) pink cross choker
3) Alice in wonderland Egg necklace
4) matching rabbit earrings
5) box necklace (worth 2.100 yen)

The box item was sold at 2.100 yen alone, and the pack was only 1.500 yen! Bargain! Loving the Alice egg and necklace <3
To be honest, I loved the element of surprise! I even dreamed what wonders might be inside the bag! I was kind of hoping there might be a skirt and a dress but I am still happy with what I got. I might wear the blouses for normal wear and make combinations out of the things I have now. The bonnet will be the hardest to combine though. I will have a think about that.

All in all, a lucky lucky bag in my opinion! I am really grateful!

Can't wait to take my new dresses on new adventures and make fun videos for you!
Okay guys! It's late in Japan I need to grab some sleep!

Night night lovelies!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

☆Angelic Pretty Candy Sprinkle JSK Lucky Pack REVIEW☆

☆ Oh wow Oh Wow oh WOW☆

... is what I wanted to shout all the time while I opened my very first lucky pack today.
I was lucky - to get my handy on a lucky pack at all. I arrived in Japan several days after the new year, and usually they sell out on the first day. I phoned all shops and they actually still had five dresses in black but ONLY at the store in Shinjuku, so I drove for over an hour to get my hands on my first lucky bag.
And I was SUCH a good girl and kept the bag sealed till today, so I could make a fun video with real reactions! Yes, that deserves a pat on the head!

So here is the
CANDY SPRINKLE Angelic Pretty Unboxing video:

You might have spotted one of the following things:
1) There is an Alpaca in my video.
2) I got a cold, my voice is off.
3) I change my wig, to match it better with the dress.

What you (possibly) won't know:
1) The red velvet dress I wear at the start is also an Angelic Pretty dress
2) I am wearing three pettycoats
3) I had to take a large break to just catch my breath again.

Let's check out the dress a little bit more:

Price: 15,750円
Contents: Candy Sprinkle JSK
Same material Head Bow
Matching socks
White Blouse
 Black Bag
(Comes in a pink AP softbag)

Candy Sparkle JSK Black

The dress and blouse is normal white, so off-white blouses wouldn't go with it.

The print reminds me very much of the merry-go-round Angelic Pretty dresses. Alpaca thinks that too.

The bows are unfortunately not detachable! The one at the back of the dress is

Am I the only one to make funny pictures in the mirror when getting my first brand new brand?!

Alpaca has already claimed the soft bag as his new home.

I didn't want to take the dress off after I started wearing it. What surprised me was that some lose stings were still on the dress. I guess that's how I know it's all new and shiny.

Angelic Pretty Candy Sprinkle JSK Black Review:

+ Very cute dress with great colours. I especially love the turquouise
+ Three different kinds of lace!
+ Matching head bow and socks!
+ The blouse has detail on the bottom, so it can be worn with a skirt as well
+ Amazing value for the money

- The bows are not detachable
- The sleeves on the blouse are too short

I am still absolutely dazzled! This totally made a good start into the year for me!
I love the colour, the print and the soft and delicate lace!
Definitely would buy one again. Baby had a rose print out this year for their announced Lucky Bag but it didn't like it as much as this colourful and happy print. I decided to use black though, because pink and lavender were too much pastel for my taste and they swallowed the pattern a little in my opinion.

Especially with all the Bodyline dramalama it's good to see Brand getting more affordable. The Angelic Pretty shop was having a sale on when I was there to buy the pack and some dresses were as much as 50% off!! I will definitely save up for the next Lucky pack sale!

All in all, great day!
Next Sunday I will review a MYSTERY Lucky Bag! The contents are a surprise, so this time I did not know what was hidden inside. But psst, I shall keep it a secret till next Sunday.

Thanks for reading!

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