Friday, December 26, 2014

My Christmas ♡

Hello everyone! Hope you all had an awesome Christmas! Mine was very nice because I got to spend some time with my mom's family and I don't see them very often, plus my grandma makes the best food ever ♡

It is super weird that Christmas happens during Summer where I live (Australians can relate to that too) so I couldn't wear the outfit I originally planned:

I ended up wearing a light velvet navy blue dress my boyfriend got me as a present for Christmas:

The dress doesn't look good in the picture because I had just washed it. Surprisingly it's not too warm to wear in the Summer (at least not during the night). The dress is from Forever 21 and I got a few other presents with it, all from Forever 21:

Dark red cardigan and little foxy socks. Piece of advice: keep dust and fluffy white things away from velvet:

The navy blue velvet scrunchy is also a present my boyfriend got me at Forever 21 but it's full of white little fibers now :(. He also got me rings, too bad the picture didn't capture their sparkle:

My mom got me a pink Santa sock and pearl earrings, real pearls but the simple stud design ones so I didn't mind taking a picture, I love them though because I only wear small and delicate earrings:

Another thing I got on the Christmas eve that made me really happy was a card from my friend Keely, who's from Canada, it took me by surprise and I was so happy that she remembered me. She also sent me a HaeNuLi cloth with a beautiful design (which I tried to take a picture of but they all ended up blurry >.<).The little card had glittery macarons on it, so cute ♡:

And inside she wrote a message wishing me Merry Christmas, such a kind gesture of hers:

The year is almost over, today I cleaned my room and had the last "Princess tea time" of 2014, but with no tea, the weather was too hot so I made some pink lemonade and my boyfriend treated me a red velvet cupcake from my favorite shop, called SOS Cupcake:

SOS cupcakes is the only place I know in São Paulo that makes American tasting frosting that reminds me of the happy days I lived in the U.S ♡ The place is in Perdizes, I totally recommend it.

This is it, 2014 is almost over, it was an important year to me, I had some awful moments and some really great ones, I learned a lot of things, I started wearing Lolita and met knew people but I've never been this shy, I totally kept inside my shell this year and didn't make many friends.
In 2015 I want to make new friends and see the ones I already have more often, I want to keep learning, keep improving and becoming a better person.
Last year I wished for a new computer and a 3ds and I got them in 2014. So now, I wish in 2015 I'll buy more Angelic Pretty and Baby and get a Pullip doll.
Of course my biggest wish is to get in college. I studied the whole year for that and as long as I'm in college next year I'm happy.
This year I also started this blog, many people come here and only a few leave comments but when I see the number of visitors I know people from all over the world are reading my blog and it makes me really happy and grateful that I decided to write this whole blog in English so it could reach more people with same interests as me. So to all of you, who visited my blog during this year:

Thank You For Reading 
and Happy New Year 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ribbon Fashion Contest and my Lolita timeline ♡

Hello everyone! Last Sunday I went to Ressaca Friends, the last anime con of the year in my city, to participate in the Ribbon Fashion Contest final, an annual Lolita contest I was selected to be part of in July. We met all the lolitas in the Lolita Tea Party room and then headed together to the auditorium for the contest.

Although there were only ten contestants, several other lolitas came to the see the show. There would be three winners and the prize was a Baby, The Stars Shine Bright brand new dress. By the moment I got there I knew I wouldn't be able to win. I saw the other girls outfits and I felt really plain in comparison. I saved my Sweet Cream House set for the contest but since I'm still building a wardrobe and don't have many accessories and things yet I wasn't able to do my best. But I wore circle lenses and fake eyelashes! Which I usually never do for reasons (can't put them on by myself). I felt really pretty with the eyelashes but I'm still getting used to the lenses...God made my eyes brown for a reason --' I look so weird with green eyes, the color of the circle lenses I was wearing.

Looking derpy and waiting to step up on the stage.
That were a few things I wasn't satisfied about my outfit: I didn't want to wear a beret, but dumb me didn't get the dress matching headbow when I had the chance, and I need to buy a new petticoat because my petticoat (which is from Bodyline and has no puff at all anymore) gave me no shape or volume. Luckily my dress had a babydoll cut and a built-in petticoat so it didn't look that bad. About the rest of the outfit: no complains, I like it, at least.

Me and the other contestants waiting for the results.
The judges and us.
Kakao and Will you were both looking really cute ♡ and thank you for sending me a heart when I was on the stage ^o^. The girl who won the 1st place was the one wearing the CDC, the 2nd place was the one wearing Classical (the first girl left to right in the last picture) and the 3rd the girl wearing Sweet OTT on my right. I'm sorry I don't have high quality pictures yet, those were taken by my boyfriend with my phone hehe :p
Before I show a better picture of my outfit and the rundown I would like to make a retrospective of my Lolita life so far. I've started wearing the style about nine months ago and I've worn it a total of eight times so far, here is my progress:

1st oufit: didn't really know what I was doing.
2nd and 5th outfit: actually I was wearing the same outfit for the 2nd time in the picture.
3rd outfit: one of my favorites, it was just a matter of nicer legwear and a puffier petticoat.
4th outfit: can't believe that coordinating a skirt got me a place on the Ribbon Fashion Contest final!
6th outfit: the pictures didn't do justice to my casual ballerina inspired outfit :(
7th outfit: my first Loliday! Wish I would've worn a different wig but I like this coord!
As you guys can tell I need different headpieces, blouses, bags and legwear to improve my coordinates! But I think what wrecked my outfits the most was the petticoat I was wearing, I promise in 2015 I'll get a good petti and my outfits will be a lot better. I already bought new bags, a printed AP pair of tights and new skirts, I'm waiting for them to get in Brazil. Now my goal is to get headbows, dresses and blouses!
And here is my last outfit:

8th outfit: getting better ♡
I wore a bob wig, green circle lenses and Dolly Wink #1 eyelashes. Here's the rundown:

Dress: Angelic Pretty Sweet Cream House
Bag: Angelic Pretty Sweet Cream House
Bolero: Le Carrousel
Shoes: Bodyline
Socks and tights: off-brand
Barrettes: Campanella
Star clip: Chocomint
Gingerbread pin: handmade
Beret: off-brand

That's it guys! I did the best I could with the things I own because this year I was totally broke and had to focus on studying. Maybe next year I'll be able to invest more in Lolita.
Not winning the contest was a little bit sad but the other girls have been around a lot longer than newbie me right? Plus my boyfriend got me this to cheer me up and it certainly worked:

Little Twins Stars little towel and Rilakkuma ♡
Thank You for reading and Merry Christmas!  ♡

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Geek House ♡

Hello everyone! Today I found a really really dope place near my house, they actually opened yesterday so I guess I was one of the first visitors. The place is called Geek House and it's a mix of comic store and cafe.
The place is really big and has a variety of different rooms, I think it's the perfect place for a Animal Crossing meeting, Nintendo DS party or the annual Lolita Nerd Meeting.
It's the perfect place to hang out with friends who enjoy nerdy things and play RPG, Magic, Nintendo whatever is your thing.
They are yet to receive more products but you can already find some Game Of Thrones, Marvel, Adventure Time, Lord of The Rings, etc on their shelves!
If you read my blog your probably know I usually share cute places, Japanese culture and Lolita fashion stuff but since I'm a geek and know many others out there I felt the need to share.
The place is in São Paulo obviously but I thought it would be weird to post in Portuguese out of the blue, plus if someone from another country visits Brazil's largest city they might want know good places to visit!

- Geek House:
Alameda Franca, 1055, Jardim Paulista 
Near to Consolação or Trianon-Masp subway stations
Open Monday to Saturday (Fridays and Saturdays 11h00 to 22h00)

Now a little tour, although the place is actually a lot bigger than it seems in the pictures:

That's it guys, if general geek culture is your thing you should probably check Geek House, their staff seemed really nice and the place is huge. Here's their Facebook page too!

Thank You For Reading ♡