29 June 2012

[7.] "Foreign" lolitas, part 5...

Good afternoon readers ^-^!

Great Britain.
The country I'm living in.
I'm the foreigner here, haha!

There are so many lovely lolitas here,
they all made me feel so very welcome ❤

When I first moved to the UK, 
I joined the South-West Lolitas as they're my local girls!
 I also lived in London for a year and joined the Londoners,
but more about them in the next post!

Let me introduce you to my 3 "favourite" girls!

My longest serving UK lolita friend;
~* Hayley *~

Hayley & I at the JetJ + Teaparty Club event in London!

Hayley is one of the most interesting people I've ever met.
Her views in life really inspire me and even though we don't always
agree on everything, I really value her opinion!

As a lolita, Hayley is always very creative in every way possible.
There's always a bit of her personality in her outfits, which I love.

She's also a master of the art of hot-glue-gunning!
 I really need some training in this :3

You can follow Hayley and her adventures at:

~* Amy *~

Amy at Bristol Zoo with T-Rex!

Amy is by far the most kind-hearted person I've ever met.
She would do anything for anybody and she couldn't harm a fly.
Apart from if it's a mosquito and she's in Spain on holidays :3

As a lolita, Amy always brings a little bit of punk to her outfits.
She's a little rebel, loves mixing black with pink and she never wears wigs!
I really admire her style, because she doesn't care what anybody thinks of her!

Amy is also my karaoke partner in crime.
Our song is "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi!

You can follow Amy at:

~* Leah *~

Leah dressed up for International Lolita Day in 2011.

Leah has a fiery personality and amazing willpower! 
She'll lighten up any party with her energy.
She's an expert in making dread locks and I don't think I've ever
seen her with the same hair style twice in a row!

I love Leah's lolita style, because she always puts in lots of effort.
Even when we're having a casual day, she'll look amazing!
I love this yellow outfit on her; not many people can pull off a yellow dress.

You can follow Leah and her work at:

These are my local girls who I love hanging out with.
They are true friends who will never let you down.
I'm so glad I've met all of you!
Our community tries to hold as many meet-ups as we can,
though lately we have all been extremely busy with personal things!

At least there are always 2 annual events to look forward to:
• The community's birthday, celebrated in February with karaoke & sushi.
• The annual Zoo meet-up, usually in August, celebrated with cute animals.

Bonus picture from the Zoo in 2010 as sadly I had to miss it in 2011.
Not even the British weather is stopping us from seeing cute animals ^-^!

I spotted some wild lolitas from afar - Annual Zoo Meet, 2010.

Come join us one day ^-^!
x Chrissii x

28 June 2012

[6.] "Foreign" lolitas, part 4...

Good evening readers ^-^!
In today's "Foreign" lolitas part, I'll be writing about:
København (Copenhagen), Denmark.

I've been to Copenhagen twice for business
and both times managed to meet up with my lolita friend Clara!

~* Trip 1 *~

February 2010.
The Danish are quite well known for their amazing furniture.
And they proved this to me as soon as I set foot into my hotel room!
Look at this amazing chair!

I also have to tell you about this amazing iced tea I had!
It was the best iced tea in the world <3
Just look at it D:

It's winking at me!

Available in Café Norden in the centre of Copenhagen.

Ok let's get to the point!
I first met Clara on 17 February 2010.
It was cold and it was raining.

Clara and I braved the cold and went shopping :3
We got someone to take a picture of us together in a shop!

Weatherproof lolitas, lol <3

•What I'm wearing (Not that u can see any of it) •

Headbow - Moi-même-Moitié
Coat - All Saints
Scarf - H&M
JSK - Moi-même-Moitié
Socks - Moi-même-Moitié
Wellingtons - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

Clara was wearing her "Melty Chocolate" skirt by Angelic Pretty.

 ~* Trip 2 *~

The second time I went to Copenhagen, it was February again!
This time it was snowing and even colder...
My birthday is in February and I remember wanting to do a boat tour,
but it was so cold that all the canals froze and we couldn't go!

Everything is frozen, brrrr!

I messaged Clara again that I was back and she came to meet me again, yay!
This time, we were definitely too cold to walk around!
We just stayed at the house I was staying and had some nice tea.

23 February 2011 (^-^)!

•What I'm wearing•

Mini-hat - handmade by a friend
Necklace - Primark
Blouse - H&M
Cardigan - Emily Temple cute
Belt - H&M
JSK - Emily Temple cute

~* Clara's London Trip *~

In March this year, I got a surprise message from Clara!
She was going on a school trip to London, so we arranged to meet up.
As I was at work at the time I could only meet up for lunch,
but we still managed to get a photo taken ^-^!

13 March 2012 - Joe & the Juice, London.

The waiters in Joe & the Juice are mostly Danish and very handsome!
Shame they aren't very good at taking non-blurry photos :3

It's been so lovely to meet Clara and 
I'm again thankful that I've had the opportunity.
I also really appreciate that Clara wanted to spend her time off with me to catch up!
She's really lovely and so is her country; Denmark!
If you have a chance, go to visit!

If you'd like to find out more about Clara, follow her Tumblr:
(non-lolita related)

Thank you for reading,
x Chrissii x

27 June 2012

[5.] "Foreign" lolitas, part 3...

Good afternoon readers ^-^!
 Part 3 of my "foreign lolita friends" is all about France.

I've been to Paris 3 times now!

~* Trip 1 *~

The first time I went was quite a hilarious 1 day trip.
I was still living in The Netherlands at that time.
The schedule was crazy!

I left The Netherlands at 23:30 at night.
Arrived in Paris at 08:00 in the morning.
Got back on the bus at 20:00 in the evening.
And was back in The Netherlands at 01:30 at night!

It was a fun trip I took with 3 of my friends.
And as poor students at the time, 
we were so happy it was only €26 per person!
If you're Dutch and you want a bargain like that,
look on: http://www.oad.nl

Got a little bit side tracked there, sorry!
On to lolita goodness :3

~* Trip 2 *~

 The second time I went to Paris, was business related.
In my spare time, I wanted to meet up with the local lolis!

Fortunately I was already friends with Pauline through the internet.
Though not from Paris, Pauline came to visit me <3
We had such a lovely day!

It was the 1st of February 2011.

A bit of sightseeing - it was cold & wet, but I love this photo of the Eiffel Tower I took!

 Of course, the first thing we did was visit the lolita shops Paris has!

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

Angelic Pretty

After visiting them, we got kinda hungry!
So went to a place called "Princess Crêpe".

How the shop looks from the outside! The crêpes were so yummy!

A close-up of Pauline & I <3
My outfit that day, it was sooooo cold and the lighting was sooooo bad - sorry!

 •What I'm wearing•

Headbow - Moi-même-Moitié
Choker - Moi-même-Moitié
Faux Fur Stole - H&M
Onepiece - Moi-même-Moitié
Belt - Primark
Bag - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Tights - River Island
Boots - New Look

~* Trip 3 *~

 Trip 3 was purely lolita related!
A few friends and I invaded Paris with our sparkliness!

We had a crazy schedule!
Day 1: Shopping & Japan Expo
Day 2: Picnic & Japan Expo
Day 3: Angelic Pretty Novelty Fair & BTSSB Tea Party
Day 4: Angelic Pretty Tea Party
Day 5: Tea, cake & Lolita Convention II

Five Crazy days in Paris resulted in 179 photos.
Now that's a bit too many to show, haha!
I'll narrow it down to two photos a day; here we go!

Day 1: Shopping - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Paris, 30/06/2011.

Day 1: Japan Expo - with my friends Kyra & Mel.

•What I'm wearing•

Headbow - Moi-même-Moitié
Earrings - Present from mum
Blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
JSK - Moi-même-Moitié
Necklace - Capricci
Belt - Primark
Bracelet - Primark
Bag - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Socks - Moi-même-Moitié
Shoes - Secret Shop

Day 2: Picnic at the Eiffel Tower <3
Day 2: Japan Expo - We bumped into my Austrian friends IN PARIS!
After watching the h.NAOTO fashion show separately XD

•What I'm wearing•

Headband - Alice and The Pirates
Blouse - H&M
JSK - Victorian Maiden
Bracelet - SIX
Tights - Accessorize
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Bag - Primark

Day 3: I met Asüka at the Angelic Pretty Novelty Fair!

Day 3: The second time I met Misako Aoki at the BTSSB Tea Party!

There were way too many photos to choose from, ahh!

•What I'm wearing•
Headbow - Taken from the dress
Onepiece - Alice and The Pirates
Earrings - Present from mum
Belt - Primark
Bracelet - Primark
Socks - Moi-même-Moitié
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
Bag - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

Day 4: Angelic Pretty Tea Party - Maki & I!

Day 4: Angelic Pretty Tea Party - Sugar Pansy Twinning with Austria :P

 •What I'm wearing•
Rose hair wreath - Primark
Flower hair clips - Primark
Earrings - Cute Can Kill
Necklace 1 - Tatty Devine
Necklace 2 - Present from Dani ♥
Blouse - H&M
JSK - Angelic Pretty
Rings - Angelic Pretty
Bracelet - SIX
Bag - Primark
Socks - New Look
Shoes - Primark

Day 5: Tea & Cake in front of the restaurant.

Day 5: Lolita Convention II - Busy, busy, busy

•What I'm wearing•
Headbow 1 - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Headbow 2 - Claire's
Necklace - Primark
Top - New Look
Belt - H&M
Skirt - Moi-même-Moitié
Socks - Moi-même-Moitié
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

It was a really great trip and I can't thank everyone enough for the opportunity.
I have met some amazing people and long term online friends.

Special thanks to my friend Joana <3
Thanks for everything, you're amazing!
It was great to finally meet you! 

If you'd like to follow Joana, please go to her blog:

Joana and I <3

Another special thanks to my friend Aurelie <3
Thank you for everything you did for me!
All the translating, showing me around Paris
and your hard work at the Lolita Convention II!
You're awesome, I hope we meet again!

Aurelie and I <3

After coming back from Paris, we heard that I've made it into KERA magazine!
I have a scan from the October issue that I'm in ^-^! So happy!

It's very small, but I'm in there at least 4 or 5 times!

I have a few more posts like this to come,
so you can look forward to "foreign" friends from:
Denmark, Great Britain and The Netherlands <3

Thank you for reading
and I hope you enjoy my stories :3

x Chrissii x

26 June 2012

[4.] "Foreign" lolitas, part 2...

Good afternoon ^-^!
Here's part 2 of "Foreign" lolitas!

*~ The Bahamas ~*

During my time in The Bahamas, I met a great lolita!
Her name is Alexandria and she in the capital, Nassau.
She's got such a good heart and does a lot for other people,
always happy, cheerful and slightly crazy <3

I first met Alexandria on the 9th of January 2010.
She showed me all around the island and we had loads of fun!
Here are some photos from our shenanigans ^-^!

Traditional Bahamian houses.
Alexandria, pretending to be a mannequin XD
Me, pretending to be a mannequin XD

• What I'm wearing •
It was way too hot to wear lolita following the guidelines,
so here's my casual approach!

Headbow - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Wrist cuffs - Borrowed from Alexandria
Dress - Emily Temple cute
Sandals - TOPSHOP

~ Fast Forward to 2011 ~

In January 2011, I had another chance to fly to The Bahamas.
Of course I met up with Alexandria again,
after all, we got on like a house on fire ^-^!

*~Photos from 2011 ~*

Atlantis, my hotel.
Alexandria by the sea! Doesn't she look lovely?
My favourite picture of us together <3

• What I'm wearing •

Headbow - Part of the skirt
Cardigan - Primark
Top - Borrowed from Alexandria
Necklace - Juicy Couture (Borrowed from Alexandria)
Skirt - Angelic Pretty (Borrowed from Alexandria)
Rings - Borrowed from Alexandria
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

I'm super grateful for the opportunities I've had.
It was so lovely to meet her <3

Hopefully Alexandria and her husband will come to visit the UK soon!
You can follow Alexandria's blog at:

x Chrissii x

25 June 2012

[3.] Juliette et Justine

I've got to postpone the Bahamas entry until the next one, sorry!
Way too exciting news just happened ^-^!

I managed to get a VIP Ticket for 
the 5th Anniversary of the Tea Party Club!

I'm beyond excited about this event!
So many things will be happening, it's almost surreal!

• Special guests •

Juliette et Justine
with head designer Mari Nakamura

The Gothic & Lolita Bible magazine
with editor Mariko Suzuki (former editor of KERA Maniax magazine)

• Announced so far •

*Juliette et Justine will have stall where you can buy their clothing*
*Juliette et Justine fashion show, modelled by contestant winners!*
*Raffles and other competitions with prizes donated by Juliette et Justine, 
local lolita designers and other Japanese brands*
*Guest talk and Q&A with Mari Nakamura*
*Photo corner with a professional photographer*
*Photos and signings*
*Live music*
*Tea & Cake*

It all sounds so amazing!
Super excited to see lots of old friends and make some new ones ^-^!
Now the big waiting game & outfit planning can begin!
London, I'll see you in September <3

If you're interested in joining, please watch this video
and buy your tickets here: http://teapartyclub.shops.pipfrog.com/

x Chrissii x

24 June 2012

[2.] "Foreign" lolitas, part 1...

Hello everyone ^-^!

Today I'm going to tell you about my lovely friends, 
who I've met during a time I travelling around the world for a bit.

Whenever I visit a different country, I like to meet up with the local lolitas.
The locals are usually very excited, so it's always fun to meet new people!

Possibly, my favourite "foreign" community is located in Vienna, Austria.
I had a really amazing time and miss them a lot!
Everyone is super nice ^-^!

Vienna, March 2011 - I'm second from the right!

A few of these lovely ladies also have blogs you can follow!

Follow Mimi (third from left) at:

Follow Julia (fourth from left) at:

Follow Sylvia (middle) at:

Follow Dani (fourth from right) at:

Let me know if I've forgotten any other blogs (sorry)...

Vienna, March 2011 - Location: Art History Museum.

•What I'm wearing•

Headbow - Moi-même-Moitié
Onepiece - Alice and The Pirates
Belt - Primark
Tights - Primark
Overknees - Moi-même-Moité
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

I'm really grateful for having had the opportunity to meet all of you
and I'm glad most of us stayed in touch through Social Networking ^-^!

Next post: The Bahamas!

x Chrissii x

23 June 2012

[1.] Hello, my name is...

Nobody ever calls me that, though...
Let's go by Chrissii!


In this blog: Whatever I'm up to, relating to any of my hobbies.
Narrowing it down: Mostly fashion, food, meeting up with friends 
and probably a bit of football!

Paris, 2011.

•What I'm wearing•

Headbow - Moi-même-Moitié
Sheer blouse - Moi-même-Moitié
JSK - Moi-même-Moitié
Unicorn Necklace - Capricci.nl
Bracelet - Primark
Belt - Primark

Nice to meet you all!
x Chrissii x