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Regarde! Une poupée! - Japan Expo Paris 2011 ♪



The things you'll hear à la Gare du Nord when you wear pastel clothes. Well, at least I can still understand a bit of French, though I do my best to avoid speaking it myself, as to not embarrass myself too much. But now, I'm not a doll. Whatever that was for, gramps.

Now, I promised to write a bit about Mimi's and my trip to Paris, didn't I? I think I did.
I'm still sad it's all past now, it was way too lovely to meet all those lovely people. The world should be a smaller place so we wouldn't have to travel so far. Or perhaps a tiny world for all those beautiful fashion people? Sadly that will never happen.
But yes, the time passed by so quickly, after all we've only been in Paris for three days. The other 24-32 hours were spent on the road in our not-so-comfortable buses.
And I've sworn to myself to never travel anywhere by bus again. The wonders of money - or more not having money, because that way our trip was a whole lot cheaper.

So, we left Bremen and Berlin on Wednesday and arrived in Paris on Thursday morning. The first footsteps in France, it felt so strange. But I must admit, the 'pain du chocolat' and 'Oasis' made a nice breakfast and the accompanied us until the very last day. Even now I still have a bottle of that sweet, orange drink next to my desk.



Our first day in the city of love (Ah, oui! L'amour!) was still a little stressful, though. We were pretty much forced to attend a sight-seeing tour with our travel group or else we had to run around through Paris with all our stuff, probably getting lost or robbed. All because we wouldn't get into our hotel room before afternoon, anyway. Because of that our fine planned schedule was pretty much killed of. Originally we wanted to get to Paris, into our hotel room, get ourselves ready and pretty to head of to the Expo. That way we didn't make it to the Expo before 5 or 6 pm when most of the people I wanted to meet were already gone. Like Mnon, who I really wanted to see but couldn't. I'm still feeling bad about it because she only went to the Expo on Thursday.
But despite our crossed plans we still got to see a few places in Paris we probably wouldn't have seen if it wasn't for that tour. Every bad also has it's good you could say. So we saw 'l'Arc de Triomphe', the Louvre, Nôtre Dame, Sacre Coeur and many more sight. And of course 'le Tour Eiffel' as well as many other places. Some only behind the windows of our bus and some directly in front of us.





In the end we finally managed to the hotel room, get ready and to the Expo, like I said, and got to meet some lovely girls who directed us to the booth of Cute Can Kill


The picture belongs to SiriusC from DeviantArt ♥ Thank you so much for it, I hope it's ok to blog it here~ ♪

I can tell you, I love these two! I'm pretty positive that Lila And Ciali from CCK must belong to the most wonderful people I've got to meet so far, they're darling ♥

Sadly, this is also the only decent picture I have of my outfit that day because we forgot to take pictures, stupid us.
But regardless, a short outfit rundown for those who are curious:
Cardigan - altered Oxfam; Shirt - Banana Fish, Shorts - DIY; OTKs - Angelic Pretty; Bags - Mezzo Piano and DoL; Accessory - of course CCK and also Chocomint and offbrand~


In the evening we took the metro through Paris again, then trying to look for a 'Supermarché' and finally found one hidden in a small street just before it wanted to close. Lucky us, that way we got some vegetable salad, sandwiches and something to drink for dinner - besides the instant noodle soup we brought from home. I swear, we could've survived at least two weeks with all those soups we had.
Back in the hostel then we could finally get to rest after the exhausting bus ride and all the walking through Paris. It was a nice first day but we also felt the cold sitting in our necks. We were both still sick and it was a big festival of coughing, sneezing, snotting and sore throats. It always was that way in the evening and morning, at least for me. During the day it was better, though I always lost my voice little by little.


On Friday we got up early again and got ready for the Japan Expo where we got around noon, I think.
We finally got to look around a bit, checked out the booths, the program and met more lovely people.
I can tell you, I've never been to a convention that was this big. After all it wasn't only the JE, it was also the ComicCon that was going on in these halls and all of it was huge. There was so much going on the on the program was something for anyone. Really nicely organized, the kind of thing you won't find in Germany that easily. Here conventions are a lot smaller, overpriced and usually don't offer that much of a program - or if they do it's most of the time anime or manga related only. It would be nice to have something like the Expo here too, more about fashion, pop and historical culture, music, lifestyle. Japan isn't just Anime and Manga, so that's what I miss here a lot and which is also the reason why I don't visit real conventions anymore.
But this was a really nice change for once and I'm sure to visit the Japan Expo again if I can.



Then this is what I wore on Friday~ ♥

Jacket - milklim; Shirt - Banana Fish; Shorts -Primary; Shoes - Swimmer; OTKs - Angelic Pretty; Accessory - CCK, Chocomint, I'm Your Present, offbrand

It was a bit awkward to wear pigtails after so long again, though! Must've been years since I last wore some outside. Actually I also wanted to make them really curly at first but I didn't bring my curling iron with me, only my straightener. Usually it was possible to also make curls with it but now that it's very old already the ceramic surface broke away and it doesn't work that well anymore. So instead you see me with slightly curly ends~
What do you think? Pigtails - YAY or NAY? Haha~ ♥

Other things we did as usual on that day was chatting a lot, walking a lot, keeping Lila away from her work, then chatting more, walking more, looking around for things and keeping Lila away from her work some more. In the evening we left for our hotel again, though~


Saturday was going to be our last day so we had to get up really early as we had to pack our things into the bus shortly after 8am, right after breakfast. And before that we had to, of course, do our make-up and get dressed but eventually managed to do that in time to head off for the Expo one last time. Before we got there we also visited the Baby the Stars Shine Bright store because we didn't make it there on Friday anymore. And I must admit, I imagined it a lot bigger, haha~ ♥ Not in a bad way, though, it's a very sweet little store. Maybe it also felt so small because of all the pretty Lolitas that were in and outside of the shop.

I think I met the most people on Saturday and it was more crowded as well! So many fashionable kids everywhere, cosplayers and regular visitors, it was a blast!
The schedule of that day wasn't that much different from the others, though. But it was still extremely wonderful, maybe my favorite day of all ♥
The only downside was that the toilets were so awfully crowded! The queue for the ladies room was going from the toilets, two stairs down back into the hall again. Not so great when you really need to pee.
And still we mastered all the things and had the greatest time. I just want to travel back in time to spend it all over and over again, that would be sweet ♪




Saturday I also decided to wear the best things I have, haha ♥

Outfit Rundown: ♪
Dress - Spank!; Jacket & fluffy socks - Primary; Petticoat - ManiaQ; Tights - offbrand; Shoes - AmiAmi, Accessory: CCK, Milky Way, Chocomint, handmade and offbrand.

They're barely visible but I was wearing two little alien buns in my hair~ ♥ I really like that hairstyle and I think I have to wear it more often. At least I want to do that.
You can also see that I'm wearing my Ice Creamy Bear necklace here. I truly adore this thing, let me tell you!
I also tried to improve my make-up a bit but I'm still not that used to putting on lashes. Just have to find my way of wearing this kind of eye-make up, I guess. Eventually I'll get better at doing it, I hope. ♥

Mimi also wore some kitschy pastels on Saturday! How cool is that?! I think we'll slightly get her to join our pastel side, we're taking over. ♪

The day ended way too soon, then. I could've stayed there forever or at least one more day but our bus was already ready for takeoff. So we had to wave our friends goodbye, changed our clothes back to casual style, as to not scare our fellow passengers, and took the metro to the centre of Paris where we had some dinner. During midnight we took our bus home, back to the grey and rainy Germany.
The only reason I was also a little happy for my home was the tea and my own bed. During all these days my cold got a little worse and Mimi and I had to pump ourselves with drugs to survive. Luckily it's not hard to find a pharmacy in Paris and we managed to get some good tablets against all our little aches and pains.

Then we also bought some other things at the Expo through the days because we just couldn't help ourselves. So we bought a few things from CCK and other booths~



This lovely shirt was a gift from Lila ♪
Damn, that girl is just the cutest ever and I mean it! She's just so kind ♥ And I'm in love with the design, even though the colours didn't turn out the way she wanted it. I still love it to death ♥



And here's the other cute stuff I got at CCK's booth! Seriously, how can you not love these things?
I even found a cute planet ring, like the one I lost in March at the bookfair in Leipzig. Now I'm all happy again because that one must be one of my favorite designs ever. I'm just mad for galactic things ☆彡



I also bought a sweet Gloomy Bear pouch! ♥
It's one I wanted for a long time since I found it on Ebay but it was a lot cheaper at the Expo, so now this cutie is mine as well.


So, these are most of my memories from my lovely days in Paris that I can share with you.
And I want to thank all the cute girls and boys I've met for having us and giving us such a great time!
If I can make it I'll come back next year! I'll try all in my might to see you guys again ♥

Until then~
Much LOVE && take care! ♥


16 comments:

  1. I was with Mnon and we were sad not to see you, but all those pictures and your story of your trip in Paris make me feel better ! It's so nice to read it, and see some french words...I hope one day I could finally meet you ! ♥

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  2. nice post, your outfits are gorgeous! seems like you had a lot of fun =)

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  3. i love ur style sooo much <333
    all ur outfits are pretty awesome

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  4. *-* looks like you have a lots of fun!
    Also, I love your style <3

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  5. wow! every outfit was perfection at it's full meaning. glad you had fun. Paris seems like such a beautiful place :)

    Velvet Codeine

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  6. It's nice to read all your adventure in Paris babies♥♥♥
    First of all.. aaaack you were located in gare du nord?? °A°; the worst place ever of Paris if I may say that xD ahah but I hope nobody gets into you two too much beside telling you those nice and funny compliments :3

    Oh I laughed so hard at the sneezing and coughing festival, we were in the same situation even if in another house x3 it was a mess also in the back of our booth as you probably have seen, damn crazy colds! x Ax

    It was such a pleasure for me spending some time with you, at first I was a bit embarassed and my english was so weird ahahah I bet you thought I was a real idiot xD Tiredness + the 15th cold in a spring/summer + the work at the booth makes me always seems crazy and stupid at the same time, I'm sad when I meet people in these occasions because I'm not in the way I want to be or 100% fine ; u ;


    Eheh <3 dear you know I'm more than happy to make you gifts ; 3 ;<333 And I'm so glad you liked everything~ I was also positively surprised to see Mimi wearing the t-shirt and other pastel things because at first I thought she didn't like so much pastel and kitch things but ooh she was so pretty in that coord! ♥

    I hope so so much to see you soon and spend some funny and nice time with you girls♪♥♥♥

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  7. Omg, everything is SO colorful! hehe

    Hope you had a lot of fun^^ !!!

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  8. It seems you had a nice time in Paris!

    I wanted to go to Japan Expo last year because the bassist of my favourite band went there but I couldn't go in the end (>_<)

    Japan Expo seems a very big and nice convention☆

    Your outfits were very nice! I especially like the second one and the third one o(^-^)o

    All the things you got at the event are lovely! (^▽^)

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  9. I'd be so flattered if I was called a doll xD

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  10. what a great time you had in paris! :) i hope to go to the expo next year!!!!

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  11. @Chryseme
    Oh dear, let me tell you, I was awfully sad as well! I was so looking forward to meeting her and some others and all because of the damn bus agency.
    But I'll come back, I promise, and then we'll catch up with this ♥

    @Asuka
    Thank you! I'm glad you like them ♥
    Trust me, we totally had that! <3

    @Japanese Wife
    Really? ♥ Thanks a lot, darling! Nothing makes me happier than words like this <3

    @Kuroneko
    We definitely had! I'd always go back in time to spend those times again if I could~
    Thank you <3

    @Larissa
    Oh~ that makes me so happy you think that way! I'm extremely flattered! ♥
    Paris is very beautiful, at least from its sights! But it also has some nasty places, like the Metro, haha ♥

    @Lila
    Naaah~ we were located in Levallois Perret but always had to switch to the RER at the Gare du Nord. But hell yeah, it definitely is a strange and overcrowded place! Not exactly my favorite and completely different from how I imaginged it when I first read about it in my French study books back at school. But most of the time the people were nice or just a bit scary and weird. Though there was also one creeper who attempted to look under my shorts or something and said some weird stuff in French that I didn't really understand and babbled something about how pretty my legs were? I dunno, it was surely a strange and creepy man.
    Hell yeah! Oh I can totally imagine that! Our place was so stuffed in noodle soups and tea and cold medicine. I'm just glad it's all better now except for Mimi is still sick, that poor girl ; n ;
    I can surely relate to that, though. I'm always a little bit weird when I first meet people and you can't ever say how they are in person and I'm always extremely nervous and scared of people not liking me because I possibly just act very stupid. At least I feel that way all the time. But I can assure you that you didn't seem crazy or stupid to me and I really felt very comfortable and happy around you! The only thing I regret is that the time passed so quickly~!
    Oh! And you bet I was a bit surprised as well! I knew she didn't want to wear so much black all the time anymore but I never saw her in a fairy kei-ish outfit yet? But I like it a lot and I hope she continues to wear that every once in a while!
    And yes~! Damn! I loved every single little thing! ; A ; Honestly, there's nothing better for me than the things you make and I'm always happy to wear them~ ♥
    That would be so lovely! The world should be so much smaller, though I'm already happy that we're not living on completely different sides of the world. But I know we'll see each other soon and I'm already looking forward to it, whenever it'll be! ♥

    @Tati
    Thank you girl~ ♥♥♥
    We totally had lots of fun! <3

    @Sarah
    Oh we really had ♥
    I also already wanted to go there last year because of the Spank! booth but I didn't make it either. So now I'm even happier I made it this time, for once! ♥
    And it surely is one of the biggest conventions I've ever seen! And probably also the nicest~
    But yay~ thank you so much for the compliments and I'm happy you liked everything ♥♥♥

    @Katz
    Me too but in that case it really sounded more like they were making fun of me, haha /D

    @Stefania
    Hell yes~! That would be lovely! Maybe we can see each other there~ ♥

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  12. you probably get this all the time but i looooooove your blog!!! i mean it, i love it! whenever i read your blog or see these colorful pics and drawings i can't help but smiling^^. seeing all these cute things just makes me so happy and whenever i have a bad day i visit your blog and i instantly go "aaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwww, so cuuuuute!!" and everything's just fine. you are a wonderful inspiration to me, since i've been reading your blog i have the urge to wear cotton candy dresses and jewelry with icing :D
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

    best wishes <3, melle

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  13. @Melle
    You know what makes me happy? Reading comments like yours and knowing that my work isn't done for nothing and that I can make others happy with the things I do. That makes it all worth it ♥
    I can't thank you enough for this and I promise to keep it up as long as I can <3

    @Marjolein
    Thank you~ ♥

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  14. aww, you're so pretty! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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