青木美沙子ちゃんとお茶会♪

Last Tuesday, Singapore saw her very first visit by a famous lolita fashion personality and reader model, the Kawaii Ambassador Aoki Misako! As part of the launch of a new Japanese brands select shop at Plaza Singapura called JRunway, a tea party with Aoki Misako as a guest was hosted.

Kawaii Ambassador and tea party guest: Aoki Misako

The tea party was limited to only 30 seats and RSVP for it was done on Facebook. As soon as I knew of it, I immediately clicked Join while consulting the rest of the girls and in the end, we all decided to go! How rare of an opportunity is this after all? Although there were some confusion over RSVP confirmations and disappointment for the latecomers, the tea party successfully took place in the patisserie chocolatier Canele in Plaza Singapura.

Registration started at 6PM while the event was to start at 6.30PM. Me being me, I only arrived at 6.30PM after a particularly eventful taxi ride involving lots of blaring horns and an uncommunicative taxi driver who thinks I’m 16 and a singer because of my outfit. Right. Anyway, the moment I entered, the first person I saw was Misako sitting in the corner waiting for the event to begin. She’s even cuter in person! ♥

The tea party started with an interview with Misako where she was asked questions such as how she coordinates her outfits and her makeup style. The Q&A was later opened to the floor and other tea party attendees asked questions like her favorite type of motifs in lolita (sweets motifs like macarons, and animal motifs like poodles and bunnies), how many outfits she has (over 100), and the types of fashion styles she wears besides lolita (otome style like Milk and Emily Temple cute). It then moved on to Misako asking the lolitas questions about Singapore and her lolita culture, such as where we usually go to for tea parties, and how we get our lolita clothes when there isn’t a lolita culture here.

After the interview, a mini lucky draw was conducted where three lucky girls whose registration numbers were called would receive an autographed copy of her photo and essay book, Aoki Misako no Kawaii Kakumei. While mine wasn’t called, Shu‘s was but she gave me her ticket instead. I’m not the most graceful individual but I managed to squeeze out while taking absolute care not to topple any plates or cups with my frills, or have my skirt dipped in chocolate and cream.

A personalised autograph from Aoki Misako!

How cute is her signature? It was my first time seeing her signature and I wasn’t expecting to see such an elaborate one for sure.

Following that was a photo session with Misako where everyone got to take individual pictures with her. I admit I was nervous hence the derpy face.

Aoki Misako & I!

The photo session shortly ended since we’re pretty much near the end of the queue and while I was engaged in a discussion with a friend about which cakes were what flavour, Misako came over to our table (which was chock full of uneaten cakes and cups of tea, by the way). When Steph offered her strawberry shortcake, she accepted it and to our surprise, a chair was pulled over by one of the staff and Misako sat at our table! Trust me when I say that I never thought this would happen. We all talked a little and found out that she only touched down in Singapore that morning. Poor girl, she must be so tired! >_< ; I know I would be grumpy beyond anything if it were me. She also asked for recommendations for places to eat local food, which wasn't supposed to be a stumper but sort of ended up being one. Seriously, if you want authentic local food, you probably have to go to the coffee shops and I don't know what to recommend anyway. XD;; When we asked which idols she likes, she said she likes AKB48, in particular KojiHaru. I wanted to tell her that Takahashi Minami came to Singapore last year but before I could, she was called away by a staff because someone from another table had questions for her. We were supposed to be eating the cakes during the interview but we barely touched it and then we had to go inside JRunway for group shots. This time round, we were allowed to use our cameras and phones if we wanted to take photos with Misako! Thus ensued lots of picture taking where Misako was the most obliging person ever. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Part of the Sparklies with Aoki Misako! (photo credit to Cher-ly)
L-R: Steph, Shu, Aoki Misako, Ivory, me, Teresa[/caption]

This is where I was dumb enough not to ask for a solo photograph with her but no matter, that was resolved the next day! :3 While others were having their photographs with her, the group of us started to have our own photo session, LOL.

Steph & I!
Ivory & Teresa nomming on giant biscuit (blinging credit to Ivory)
Group picture! ♥ (blinging credit to Ivory!)

The event overran by about half an hour, so it was about 8.30PM that the event was officially announced ended. By then, Misako was looking really tired already. >___< Even though there were logistics hiccups, I'm really glad that this tea party was organised! It's definitely one of the tea parties I enjoyed the most. :D I hope that in the future, we'll get to have others coming here too. I'd soooo love to meet Fukusawa Midori in person! *___* And this is my outfit for the tea party! I love this skirt so much. :D [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Skirt: Angelic Pretty
Beret, socks: Innocent World[/caption]

You can’t see it in the picture but I had clips in my hair and my socks were navy blue and wine-tipped! I forgot to bring my necklace along though. /fail

Rounding off with a group shot of everyone who attended the tea party!

Group shot by JRunway!
Everyone who attended the tea party! (photo courtesy of JRunway)

OOTD: 220412 & Afternoon Tea at Arteastiq

Went out in lolita today, gasp! I think the last time I wore lolita was back in January in Japan. =__=

I met up with A and Teresa for afternoon tea at arteastiq tea lounge at Mandarin Gallery. I really like all of our outfits today because we look so old-school, LOL. A and I were wearing old-school Moitie and Teresa in classic Mary Magdalene and Innocent World. ♥ It really reminded me of why I was attracted to the style in the first place.

No pictures of the others because I feel strange posting their outfits here without permission but here, have mine instead!

Old-school gothic lolita!

Blouse, JSK, headdress, socks: Moi meme Moitie
Shoes: Metamorphose

The lighting was crap so you can’t really see the flocky print on the JSK but it’s the Rozenkreuz JSK in black that I got in Japan back during the January trip. The socks I’m wearing are matching Rose Cross socks with the same print on the back. You can’t see the print in the picture here though ^^;;

If you find my hair color extremely different from what you remember, it’s because I just went for coloring again a few days back! The lighting made it look terribly yellow but it’s really more of a light caramel brown in real life:

Liking this hair color a lot!

It was my first time at arteastiq today! I had the French Rose tea set and Autumn Beef sandwich. The latter was really yummy; I really like the beef, cheese and tomato combination.

French Rose tea & Autumn Beef

I had the French Rose tea because I missed the taste of the Diana Rose tea I had at Swallowtail butler cafe. It wasn’t as fragrant as Diana Rose but it was still pleasant. I’ll probably try something else the next time I go back, though.

French Rose tea

OOTD 23072011

Met with the girls today at Chris Tea House for a quick lolita and dollie meet!

I don’t know if I was having overly high expectations before I went but in all honesty, I left rather disappointed. I mean, the decor was nice but they have a No Photography rule, so guests can’t take pictures. I don’t really mind except it wasn’t stated in their Facebook page, so it came unexpected when we went there assuming that we’d be able to snap a few casual shots of ourselves and the dolls.

Second, I think there was some confusion over our food orders. I’m usually quite okay with such things because I understand that it can be quite hard to get every detail right when it’s a fairly large group of people, but not everyone is as forgiving. ^^;; Hungry people are angry people. The scones were good though!

Anyway, despite the No Photography rule, I wasn’t quite the law-abiding citizen and sneaked a couple of photographs anyway, lol.

23 July 2011 @ Chris Tea-house
Image courtesy of Ivoryfox

OP: Mille Fleurs
Headdress: Moi meme Moitie
Choker: Mary Magdalene

It’s one of those times again when I can’t decide whether my outfit should fall into the gothic or classic category, lol. Anyway, I’m a bit undecided about this dress because I thought it looked far too long on me. :/ I’m happy to be able to use the MM choker at long last though, hahaha. I’ve had it for years and never found an occasion to wear it until now. Loving the tights too, it’s definitely one of my happy purchases from Taobao, hee. I wish I had worn different shoes though! But I didn’t have time to fix my Metamorphose platforms :(

And lastly, an obligatory picture of the little girls who joined us at the table today :D

L-R: Rosie, Kiki, Seibi, Shigure, Koharu

OOTD 29 Jan 2011

It’s been a really long time since I last attended a large lolita meet! Almost a year if I recall correctly! Along with a few other friends, I attended a local tea party organized by Black Alice yesterday.

The suggested theme was Alice in Wonderland but because my wardrobe isn’t very Alice-friendly and I was having a shoe malfunction, I chose to opt out of it and went with a regular coordinate instead.

Outfit for Black Alice's January tea party!

Photo courtesy of Teresa and Ivoryfox

Blouse, shoes: Moi meme Moitie
Skirt: Atelier Pierrot

I’m not really satisfied with this outfit as I think it’s rather plain and needs a bit of tweaking to spruce things up a little. Guess that’s an outfit for another time! :D

That said, I really, really love this Atelier Pierrot skirt! It cinches really well but it’s not really uncomfortable either (though admittedly, I did not tighten it to the maximum that I could have). It also constantly reminds me that I should stop slouching. XD

And before I forget!

Me & My Usakumya Prize!

Photo courtesy of Ivoryfox

I won a BTSSB Usakumya hand puppet from one of the games during the tea party! I usually don’t win prizes, lolita or otherwise, so this came as a real surprise to me. :’D