Hey everyone! Sorry I've been absent for so long, there's a lot going on and I'm in the middle of some major life changes. I'm also moving and that alone has been pretty nerve wrecking I spend most of my free time these days either apartment hunting or packing.
As some of you might know I traveled to Chile in November to attend Bows Lolita Convention. I was in Chile for five days and it was really awesome although I went through some stressful situations to get there (aka missed my flight) I'll tell you all the details on a separate post, this one is exclusively about the convention.
I don't worship Misako nor Rin Rin but I do respect and admire than a lot. It always seemed to me that only the foreign lolitas got to meet them, like it was something unreachable for the Brazilian community. I thought Chile would be the closest to my country they would ever be (although Misako did come do Brazil a few years ago I wasn't a lolita back then and I doubt she's coming back any time soon).
The event was on the day after my arrival so I was still exhausted and that reflected on my looks, no amount of concealer was enough to disguise my dark circles and I was just really tired and bloated hence why I look crap in the pictures.
I got up really early on the day and by noon I was ready to go. Our Airbnb was nearby but we took a cab to the venue, once we found the place my boyfriend took some outfit pictures for me and went have his own adventures. Since the ticket was pricey we saw no point for him to attend the event since he's not into J-fashion.
I wore my Eternal Carnival JSK for the first time, it is VERY different from what I usually go for but I liked it.
Dress, head-bow and OTKs are Angelic Pretty, bag is MILK, shoes are Cotton Candy Feet, blouse is Amavel and wrist-cuffs are Innocent World.
My make-up wasn't that different from the usual although I tried really hard to make it stand out, guess I'm too basic when it comes to make-up (maybe not only that).
The venue was called Palacio Astoreca and as the name suggests it was just like a palace with huge chandeliers hanging from the ceilings and big framed mirrors and all.
The event started quite early, some people paid for a VIP breakfast so they were there since 10h00 if I'm not mistaken, I arrived around 12h30 and the place wasn't crowded just yet. As soon as I walked through the door I saw Bunnies, we had been talking for months, she was one of the organizers and since I didn't know anyone in Chile I reached out to her for some guidance and she was super helpful.
Rin Rin was also near the entrance so I said hi and chatted for a bit. Later we took a picture together. It was nice to get to meet her, she is like one of us and much of a hugger to my surprise. She is really sweet!
Soon the cocktail and panels started and Misako was nowhere to be seen. You can learn more about that on this post that she wrote herself about the event. As I didn't have much else to do I went take a look at the shopping booths.
I ended up purchasing a few things here and there. Like this little blue hair clip from Cuteberry. They gifted me a postcard from one of their original prints.
Also bought some stickers from a really sweet girl named Macarena, those are also her original designs:
Got this "Pikachu Belle" bookmark from a girl whose name or shop I don't remember anymore, sorry :/
And lastly a necklace from Chilean indie brand Chérie Cerise:
I was actually hoping to buy more stuff but I guess I was late to the party even though I arrived early because the shops didn't seem to have much else left.
The place started to get packed as more and more girls were arriving, I had the chance to talk to some of the Chilean lolitas, I felt more comfortable sticking to English, although I could understand a good 80% of what they were saying, I didn't feel confident enough to reply in Spanish. Most of the Chilean community was really nice to me and I met many awesome girls there.
At some point Misako arrived, poor her, it was clear that she was very tired from the whole situation. When I got in the line to buy some of her merch it was already too late and I lost the chance to get some of her booklets. I still made some small purchases. Later we took a polaroid together, Misako and I and Misako, Rin Rin and I.
Then there was a runway show and Misako walked for Cuteberry wearing one of their original design OPs. Around 17h30 the tea party happened. And by 19h00 Misako and Rin Rin said some words to everyone.
Finally we took a group picture with the special guests:
|Picture from Misako's blog.|
Here are some pictures from the official photographers. My outfit shot at the entrance was never posted anywhere though:
Girls lining up to buy Misako's merchandising: