Too lazy to name the post III

It's time to do an other outfit post, because I mastered into forgetting to post plenty of things (I should make a schedule, really, but I want the posts to feel natural so...dunno).

I was soo lazy these days when it come to dress up. The casual goth inside my heart got the best of me and sloppily covered me in layers of black clothes.

And recieved my dress from Miss Point :

It's awesome, I love it ! I'm totally impressed by the quality, especially since I had the dress for so cheap on sales.

I got plenty of things to do this month, but I essentialy need to study some more. To be fair, I kind of feel trapped at the uni, even though my classes are great I don't enjoy it as much as I should, I'm just bad with school stuff. I'm more interested in my side projects than school, but being ok at tons of things does not makes me talented enough to get a living out of it (plus who care if you're good at dressing yourself, that's not even a talent). Some people have talents for thing, I apparently don't. I'm just ok. I can deal with that I suppose. I just wish I was brave enough to present my projects to people instead of hating everything I make almost instantly. I recorded plenty of things for a project channel linked to my blog, but I just can't bring myself to post it and it's entirely my fault so I shouldn't even whine like that.

But I'm gonna kick myself in the arse for being the little bitch I am and continue on my various projects. I don't need tenderness, I need to be even harsher or else I won't make any progress.

These days I'm working on my uni's cultural day with my so small kitsuke class. We're planning on the outfits and the "kimono try on" booth we'll have. I'm also in contact with a student from another school to try and organise a kimono fashion show at my school, which would be awesome.

Speaking of awesome, I was totally inspired by this exhbition

I'm reading a Soetsu Yanagi introduction to Mingei these days, so this folkcraft based exhibit couldn't be missed.
It's a small four room exhibit in the great Forney Library near Saint-Paul. First room is French and European indigo, with traditionnal indigo-like dyes used in Europe and clothing from the XIXe and XXth century. I was particularly in love with the Ukrenian sunday dress and it's embroidered apron.
Second room was a mix between Japan and China. They had a wonderful night kimono and futon cover both made in boro (japanese scrap fabric, rag) as well as shoes, farm clothes and traditionnal chinese blouses.
Third room was Africa. Most of the collection was from Bamiléké tribes, rich african tribes from Cameroun. They had a few things from Guinea, but it was mostly Fula tribes. I did saw a bunch of interesting things, especially embroideries and modern fabrics made the traditionnal way.
Fourth room was everything else : India, Persia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand etc. I love persian clothing, but these are not worn anymore from what I've come to understand, which is really awfully sad. Their indian collection was deceptivly small, with only a full female outfit and a male one. India is the mother country of indigo dye, so I was expecting more. Hmong clothing were nice but I've seen them worn in really life before, so they kind of looked lifeless withouth their dear toothless grandmas wrapped inside.
With the clothes cames short movies and complete explanations on traditionnal exploitation of indigo and indigo-like dyes and different dying techniques from all over the world. It was really interesting.

I loved this exhibition. These days I didn't go out as much because of the cold weather, but now that spring is around the corner I'm gonna be able to go and try every thing I didn't do yet.

Also : guys I'd like to know what YOU want to read on that blog. Because I do plenty of things but I don't take pictures/forgot about them/don't find them interesting enough for you to post it here. Tell me and I'll see if I can do anything.

Furisode photoshoot

The other day I did a quick photoshoot Patrick Lareau in Paris. Some of them are edited, some of them are raw. I picked my favourite ones.


La vie en rose in Paris

What an eventful week ! Last Saturday and Sunday, French Café and Street Fashion held a magnificent event at Hotel du Collectionneur in Paris.

What can I say ? The location was downright gorgeous, everyone was wonderful, the designers were nice, the shops were interesting and it was overall a great time. I was happy to join the Lockshop crew with Chokelate, Ayumi and Antonia. It was really interesting and fun to see a convention from the vendor side. I had a lot of fun and I was able to meet a loooot of people despite not moving around as much. I'm glad I did that and look forward to work again with such beautiful people ! Sadly, due to bad light and no time I didn't get any pictures of the event. Nicely enough we had really great official photographers !

Here is my outfit of that day :

Hat : Victorian Maiden
Kimono : vintage
Collar : handmade
Skirt : Mary Magdalene
OTK : Chantal Thomass

Finding the right make-up balance between the heavy lolita style and natural kimono one is hard.
And my shopping of the day :

Moss Märchen rosary, Grimoire OTK

I didn't really plan on buying anything really, but these are good addition to my wardrobe.

Tzadkiel was home for the week-end. After the day I changed to comfier clothes and we had some awesome tonkatsu with our group of friends from Lyon.

The next day, as we didn't buy tickets for the Baby tea party we went at the Ladurée tea party organised by wonderful finnish girl Lauren. (pictures taken from everyone's facebook post, sorry guys !)

Such a pretty Marie-Antoinette she makes !
So many pretty people !

Selfie time !

Lauren <3

Meshya dear !
 We then took the metro to see the Eiffel tower at the Trocadéro.

Cristina, Isabel, Tzadkiel, Clarimonde, Shannie, Yanise, Stephanie, Meshya, Jessica and I
 It was a lot of fun hanging out with everyone, I was glad to meet you all.

Tzadkiel outfit :

Dress from Putumayo
(look how thin her legs are, I'm so jealous)

And mine

Half wig is Sylph from Lockshop
Headdress : Mary Magdalene + handmade
Blouse : Surface Spell
Necklace : Moss Märchen
Dress : Victorian Maiden
OTK : Grimoire

After that, we had a blast at LVER after party ! Sadly we don't have any pictures but we had may tears, many laught and a good sweat on the dancefloor. Chiéko, Clarimonde, Tzadkiel and I got back at my place at 2:30 in the morning, what a night !

Finally we managed to organise a small hang out on Tuesday before Martha darling catch her flight and I go back to my parent's for the holidays. We setted up the appointment at Baby Paris at 1PM.

Claire (Baby shop girl) I, Clothilde, Clarimonde, Julie, Mariannea and Sophie
Everyone was absolutely stylish and nice ! I didn't know Clothilde and Julie as much as I wanted too, so I was happy to see them. My Canadian French lovelies were so pretty and nice too !

Hat and dress : Victorian Maiden
Necklace : Moss Märchen
OTK : Chantal Thomass
Boots : Axes Femme

We took oufit pictures in the shop then headed to Princess Crêpe and sat in there for a while. After that, we went at Axes Femme but the shop had been totally emptied by shopping addicted lolitas a few days before.
We then joined the opening party of "Les filles frou-frous" pop-up store near Notre-Dame, featuring awesome lolita designers as Ergi, Cloudberry Lady, Li Paro, Shinkurose and Medusa Couture. (I'll try to edit and post pictures once I get my hand on it).

Les filles frou-frou pop-up shop w/creators and lovely shop girl Yuri.
 We had a lovely time, I was able to speak a bit of japanese and to talk with Cloudberry Lady's crew, which was pretty awesome.
After that, we parted and Marianne, Sophie Martha and I went to the ever so famous Shakespeare and Co., an english book shop in the lovely Saint-Michel. I've never been there before, it's such a nice place.
As it was already near 10PM, we then took the metro and everyone went home.

These few days were an absolut blast. I was happy to meet and see again lolitas from all around the world as well as practicing my english a little bit. Now I feel like travelling all around the world to try and see you all again ! Thanks to SFE for organising such an impressive event, and thank you all for attending this in our wonderful capitol city. I hope you all enjoyed you stay and look forwrd to come back and see us again.