Monday, June 20, 2016

A surprise visit to Hellocon!

Last Thursday I happened to mention to my boyfriend that I would have wanted to go to Helsinki Lolita Convention since it was going to be the last. He asked if he should find me a flight, and I said okay then! The following morning I was already on a plane to Helsinki.
Originally I had packed my dark blue Infanta dress, but at the last minute I changed it to a pink dress. Of course, I did not remember to change the tights I 'd packed to match the pink dress, but luckily I did at least have some plain (ugly) white cotton tights to wear on the day.
Headbow: BtSSB
Blouse: Bodyline
Dress: Bodyline

 I did a little tour in the hall to see what they were selling before the opening ceremony. I didn't buy anything yet, but there was a dress that I was considering buying. I noticed a few other people looking at the same dress later, but luckily it was still there when I decided to get it. Picture of the dress is at the end of this post. :)

I had never seen any of Baby's dresses in real life before and the coarseness of the fabric suprised me.

 The opening ceremony was very brief introducing the schedule and guests.

The designer fashion show was the first on the list. I took too many pictures, so here's just a few of my favourites.

  I really enjoyed the interview of Baby's designer Kano Masumi. She told us that we can look forward to new animal prints and prints inspired by the countries their designers have been travelling to in the future!

The "World Championship of Bow Tying" was over very quickly. I was sitting in a bad place to see any of the tying action, but I managed to get a picture of the winning bow.

Lolita Project Runway was also over quickly. The one in the middle was the clear winner.

 The final thing that I stayed at Hellocon for was the Baby the Stars Shine Bright fashion show.
Again I took way too many pictures to include them all in this post, so here are just my favourites.

  I was getting really hungry and I had already done all of the shopping I wanted to, so I left right after the fashion show.

Finally, as promised, here is the picture of the Belladonna dress I bought at the event.
I also bought a blouse from the Lolita Collective table.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Disney shopping in London

As said in the previous post, I wanted to get more tsum tsum things in London. We were so focused on hunting tsum tsum that we didn't go shopping in any other stores than Disney Stores and toy stores that sell tsum tsum. :P

During the whole trip, we visited three different Disney Stores. The first store we went into was the store on Oxford Street.

The Oxford Street store is the first Disney Store I've ever been to, and I didn't remember it being so beautiful from the inside.

The following day we went to the Disney Store in Westfield. My camera decided to focus on the window on the right, so unfortunately the picture I have of the store isn't that great. I really loved the little glass balls around the whole store with toys and pictures of Disney characters in them.

On our second day we also had a quick visit to the small store in Covent Garden.
 The staff in the store was much friendlier than in any of the other Disney Stores in London. One of the staff members even recommended a 'secret' cocktail bar, but we don't drink, so we didn't test the place.

 I almost completely missed the Mickey decoration in the corner. I only saw it when we were leaving the store.

And here's what we got:
I always keep a bottle of water in my bag when I go out, so when I saw the tsum tsum bottle in Dublin I knew I had to get it. When I finally decided to go buy it they didn't have it anymore, so I had to get it on our trip to London. I also decided to get the travel fork and spoon to keep in my bag for lunch.
 I wasn't going to buy anything else, but later in another store I decided to get the Winnie the Pooh bowl for ice cream, and my boyfriend encouraged me to get the cups to go with it.

My boyfriend wanted to get the Captain America tsum tsum after we watched the latest movie but, they didn't have any of them left in the Dublin store, so we had another reason to visit Disney Stores in London. He ended up getting the Iron Man tsum on our second day to have a friend for Captain America.