Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Things That Happen At Tea Parties...

Life takes twists and turns and sometimes cul de sacs that make your head spin at any given notice and that's been my what's going on for the past month or so. Things have been changing so quickly but I believe that they will be winding down to a break-neck speed now.

In summary this is what I've accomplished within this short time: I've moved, I've moved shop, I've opened shop, and I partied hardy at the tea party this weekend with some fabulous frillies.

It has been an intense adventure this weekend in particular as my bestie Sweet visited me in my new Maryland home and we took to the town each day and visited museums, antique shops, and attended a splendid tea party that is hosted every year in Baltimore where both of our indie brands donated for the raffle. So, of course, since I was donating under The Bloody Tea Party I figured it was about time to open doors and get into gear. I also managed to sell a pair of bloomers which I was very excited to hear that they were very comfy.

During the tea party Sweet and I had been taken aback by the sheer amount of cute within the room. We mingled a bit with old friends to get our barrings and found our way to a table of all new faces that we sat and became very quickly comfortable with. 

Speaking of which, I met a girl who actually reads and enjoys my blog. I can't tell you how thrilled and excited to get to hear that they really liked it! She was so cool and smart and we got to talking about all sorts of neat and down-right brilliant.

This lovely lady right here was the winner of the Floral Chain necklace that we had donated to the party. She was very happy to win it and was very sweet. 

Our whole table was actually quite hilarious and fun and  was glad to get to talk to everyone their. There was just so much we talked about that one post wouldn't be enough to cover in just one post, but I guarantee everyone would have enjoyed it. It really made me happy to get to sit and talk to such smart and interesting ladies who were not afraid to be just as silly as me.

Photo courtesy of the Kabedon Prince G

Speaking of silly, I got silly with a few Ouji and instead of your typical kabedon scenario I kabedon'd myself an Ouji! It was certainly fantastic and I'm very glad that they were such good sports about it.

The food was yummy and perfect for an afternoon tea with it's little mini desserts and tea sandwiches and the scones were delightful with lemon curd or clotted cream. I definitely enjoyed the variety in the desserts and everything was just enough. The tables were also adorned with rose petals and pretty floral centerpieces that were made special for the event by the hostess and her team.

The hostess also had French macarons passed out in little packages for every attendee as a part of favors with the post card and stickers which all had the painting of Madame Bougeret, by Francios Boucher, which later Sweet and I had visited the museum which housed it. Everything was just super lovely and I would love to attend and donate a prize again next year.

Friday, July 17, 2015

LBC: Create A New Lolita Holiday In Detail

HAHA! Two in a row!

I shall get to real posts again, I promise, things have been switching gears lately so all should get back on track within the next few days.

For the topic of this weeks Lolita Blog Carnival we choose to create a new holiday for Lolita fashion and I actually came up with one that I think could be quite fun.

Dream Dress Appreciation Day

I thought this would be fun as it could allow a few different things to happen like games and themed food and of course wearing your dream dress! I know this may sound just like another ILD type of day however it more often then not involves that special dress for some people.

I don't need an excuse to bust out this baby but a special day would be great!
For games I thought it would be fun if everyone draws/prints/messages a host a dream dress that they wish for or have and then two different games can be had from it. Print games would be the easiest for a few rounds of "dream print charades" and guests team up to guess what print is on the card to the best of their ability. This, of course, can turn quickly into shenanigans and be fun for both new Lolitas and seasoned ones. The second would be a matching game where you have to match the dress name to the brand. This could be done with pictures or just by name and can be done teamed up or solo but the host would be the only one with the list. 
Playing with pics would be a little too easy even if you blurred watermarks but not everyone knows.

Of course, not everyone has their very special dream dress but a way to include everyone, whether the event is large or small, little name tags could be worn by attendees to also add a touch of cuteness. Dream dresses sometimes do change for some but for those who have a hold of their dream dress coordinating it as best as they dream is always fun.

The next part would be easiest if this event is held some place more personal - I tend to favor houses, or garden, or parks for events like this - to be able to manipulate the menu for the affair. Food is most often involved in a meet and can lend to some themes. If a host is good at decorating cakes or cupcakes with different print motifs could be lovely. And even if nothing else is able to relate to a print or dress being creative is part of the game and using similar names or using similar home~made decorations would definitely add a nice touch.

I may have gone a little out of control with this idea but I do think that it would be cute and fun for all. If you want to see what everyone else has dreamed up for a holiday check these posts out below!

Friday, July 10, 2015

LBC: What Would You Like To See In Future Prints

Hello again! It's been a bit of a stretch since I last posted but I'm back ladies and gents and I've got some new and interesting news.

I've moved.

There that's it. I've moved from my home planet-er-state to Maryland and life is going to be changing....drastically??? Perhaps not really but as for as often frilly adventures for me are concerned I will not be having as many with my bestie Sweet. (though we are going to a tea party in Baltimore later this month)

I have other news that I will elaborate in a later post though, so on with this one.

Coming back to the Lolita Blog Carnival we are blogging about what we'd like to see in future prints. Last time I wrote about this topic it was all about more Peter Pan prints and I still wish there were more when it comes to that but lately I've had another on my wishlist.

You would think in a fashion that often has lavish tea parties and meet ups that happen to somehow end up with tea in it that there would be more tea cup prints. I'm not saying I've eyed every brand and found not a single tea print - Angelic Pretty released Royal Crown's Tea Package and Innocent World releasing Tea Time - but I would love more!

What is your favorite print? Do you wish there were more?
I just can't get enough of the cute little delicate tea cups and tea pots circling the hem of a skirt. I know there is a few cutlery prints out there but I just don't find them as cute as tea cups, I'd get my hands on all of them if I could!
At the moment for the tea party I was mentioning earlier, I am hoping to finish a new dress for it that has tea cups, pots, and plates, that is just so pretty. I got it as a gift from my mother and she said she had bought the last of it so I feel very lucky. I have cut out parts of it already but I'm thinking of changing the style which is nerve-wracking as I only have 17 days and I need to decide tomorrow so that I can pick out lace to match and start sewing.
All I can say is ALL the tea cups!!!
so that's it for this week's LBC if you want to check out more posts you can see what other frillies have written through here: