Monday, 15 August 2011

Hyper Japan ~Cute and Colourful Lolita Fashion Show~ Videos

I was in the 'Cute and Colourful' lolita fashion show at Hyper Japan on the Saturday (23rd July) morning.  It was so much fun! I enjoyed every second of posing on stage, I surprised myself with how much I loved it as I was feeling a bit butterfly-stomach before I went on :')
The show was arranged by one of the London lolitas, Kyra, and I adored the selection of models and outfits she had gotten together for it; meeting the other girls beforehand I loved that they were all so different yet equally gorgeous!

We did the show in pairs, and at the end of the runway each pair had a different pose/theme to do. Kairi and I were a pair (of course! Can't be splitting the sparklemance up now XP ) and we had the pose of making guns with our fingers?? Hahaha maybe it was a juxtaposition of the cuteness??  We were the last pair so keep watching the video to see us, and enjoy all the gorgeous outfits! I'm in the blue with blonde hair and Kai is in pink with brown hair, I come on at the 4.20 mark :)

After the show Kai and I went to the press room to get free complimentary tea, as we hadn't had any breakfast yet ^^; Whilst there, the staff responsible for livestreaming events from the venue asked us if we would be on, and we had an impromptu 'interview' hehe! Kairi was so gigglyy! Aww :') The interview lady was nervous too as she's never done an interview before, but she was lovely, I think she pulled it off well! We talked about the show, our clothes, and getting ready in the morning.

Hope you enjoyed watching them!! Thank you to the respective people who uploaded these videos :3


Friday, 12 August 2011

Manchester MCM Expo

Manchester had its first ever MCM Expo on the 30th of July. Expos usually take place in London and the Midlands, so having one so close to where I live seemed like a great opportunity to go along and check it out.

MCM Expos are a celebration of movies, comics, games, anime, tv, etc. Being a fan of all these things, I have enjoyed myself at a number of MCM's previous events, and was interested in seeing what Manchester Expo would have to offer.

Sparklemance <3

I went to the event with my friends Kairi and Alice. And ran into other friends later on in the day. Everyone seems to know everyone else one way or another at these events xP It was really great catching up with people :33

I wore a lolita coordinate inspired by the character Reira from the anime NANA. For those of you who know or care, I was wearing the Vivienne Westwood lighter necklace too :D
Kairi wore old-school sweet lolita fashion by Baby, the Stars Shine Bright.
& Alice was cosplaying as the character Tetra from the Legend of Zelda game series.

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Friday, 5 August 2011

Sundays are a time for...

Last Sunday went to Llandudno and had a very good day out with my parents. We rarely all go out together so it was really nice :')

First we went to the cinema to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. It was the second time for me. I wont spoiler anything here, but I'll just say that I got just as emotional the second time round but at very different points in the movie! I think it hit me more that the series has ended now T.T
Also! The trailers were BRILLIANT! New Batman and new Sherlock Holmes!! I rarely get excited at trailers but omg those movies!! Can't wait!!

Afterwards we had a yummy sunday roast at a cafe, then did some SHOPPING! I adore this activity in case you were wondering ;P

I bought...

*Big pink handbag to replace carrying lolita totes all the time. The shade of pink is perfect for Angelic Pretty dresses! From Store Twenty One.
*Flipflops with flowers and gems on them - couldn't resist the girlyness! XD From Store Twenty One.
* Amazing glittery nail polish, you can see all the bits of sparkle in the picture below :D From NYC makeup.
*And (not pictured above) a strawberry-shaped house for my hamster. Read below for the pics! XD

So much glitter *_*

My hamster Cloud enjoying her new Strawberry House! If only it came in adult size! I would love to sleep in a strawberry! haha!