vrijdag 18 oktober 2013

Amsterdam Trip, Day 1 - Bento and Books

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned before, I went to Amsterdam for a few days with my parents a few days ago. I had a really good time and I've bought some really cool (at least, I think so) things and I'm glad my dad had to go there for his work (even though it's about an hour/an hour and a half from my house) so me and my mom could go shopping! ^^
Sadly I couldn't find cute loli-able clothes, but there were a lot of other cute things to buy! Now I'm going to save up for my trip to Japan x-x I need more dresses and I'm planning to buy them in Japan!

Oops, enough rambling about Japan! Back to the Amsterdam trip!

We departed around 9:45 and we arrived in Amsterdam not much more than an hour later. After parking close to our hotel, my dad discovered that he'd forgotten his wallet! Luckily, my mom brought hers so we could go shopping while my dad would drive back to our hometown and get his wallet.

While we were in the tram on our way to the Rozengracht, my dad called us. He had barely enough fuel to make it to our hometown so he wasn't sure that he would make it. Luckily, he watches a lot of Top Gear and knew that if he turned off everything that burns fuel, he could make it. He made it back safe and sound eventually!

Meanwhile, me and my mom arrived at a long street called the Rozengracht and we decided to follow the street because it would lead us to the centre of the city. While walking, I suddenly noticed we were walking past Roppongi, a bento (they also sell food and books but bento is main) shop which I actually wanted to visit! So I dragged my mom inside and we looked at all of the pretty bento they sold there!

There was only one bento I really wanted though, and that was the My Neighbor Totoro bento. I just couldn't resist it, it was too cute! I already saw it on the Abunai convention earlier this year, but I didn't buy it back then. Now my mom bought it for me, along with a drink and some sauce bottles for my bento. I can't wait to use it!

When we left Roppongi, it suddenly started to rain! We only had one umbrella, so we continued along the way for a bit until we found a place to eat something. We found one rather quickly and ordered some grilled cheese sandwiches because we decided to stop somewhere else for a snack later anyways.

Our sandwiches!
We continued and eventually reached the centre of Amsterdam. The centre has one really long shopping street calling the Kalverstraat and we decided to go there to do some shopping. My mom wanted to see the Nieuwekerk first, so we went there to look at an exposition about the ancient China. It was not really interesting and really short, so we left and went for some shopping.

The street didn't really have that much of a variety in clothing shops (they had like 5 H&M's in one street! crazy right?) so we mostly skipped those. I ended up not buying any clothing but I bought some cute clips at Claire's and two books.

The things I bought~
I'm really happy with my bento and the Doctor Who book! I bought the book at an English bookstore which had so many Doctor Who books! I was really excited x3 my mom wanted to get out of there as soon as possible though (it was really hot in there!) so she said "okay, pick a book so we can get the hell out of here, I'll pay!". I also saw a Sherlock case book (from the British series starring Benedict Cumberbatch!) and hesitated to buy it but left with the Who-ology book eventually. I really love those BBC series!

On the picture you can see my bento, the drink (it was really good but I have no idea what it is!), a book about speaking Japanese, the Who-ology book, the sauce bottles (they're shaped like a rabbit, a frog and a duckling!) and my sets of hairclips. The clips go really well with my clothing!

We returned to the hotel and rest for a bit until my dad returned from the congress he went to. We went for dinner at an Indian restaurant, even though we all never had Indian food before. But it was delicious and spicy and I was glad I chose to eat there.

So far day one of my trip to Amsterdam~ I'm sorry for the lack of photo's, I just forgot about them! I promise I'll make more next time~

Part two coming up later!

- Demi

zaterdag 12 oktober 2013

Mini-Shop Review and First JSK: Mirai Fashion and Decoration Dream!

Since I'm so excited about the beautiful dress I bought today, I decided to write a review about a lovely lolita shop, located in the heart of Bilthoven, the Netherlands: Mirai Fashion or Mfashion for short!

I forgot to take pictures (sadly!) so here's one I got from their website!
The shop is really cute and it lies in the middle of a small shopping centre in Bilthoven. They are basically a shop that buys dresses directly from the International shops from all kinds of lolita brands! The owner of the shop is Leyla Cavusoglu and she's also a rather famous Dutch lolita whom organizes a lot of Dutch lolita events as well!

The shop is really small and it's difficult to move around if there are more than 6 people in the shop (although it's still possible) but it's one of my favorites! A new order of Metamorphose and Angelic Pretty dresses and other items just arrived, and that was one of the reasons I went to Bilthoven for!

I've bought products from them before and I must say I am really happy with the shop. I've bought one pair of Meta OTKs and a pair of  Meta UTKs as well as a pair of Baby UTKs, and also a Baby cutsew from a Nana Kitade collab. All socks were brand new, and even though the Baby cutsew was slightly discolored underneath the armpits it's one of my favorite items.

But, just window shopping was not what I travelled an hour for (even though I didn't mind that at all, I love car rides and train rides!) because the real reason I went there was to buy my first brand JSK!

There it is, hanging in it's habitat. Again, I forgot to take pictures! Credit goes to Mfashion.

I originally planned to buy a Sugary Carnival JSK in lavender on the EGL Comm Sales but when I checked Mfashion I noticed that they were selling this beautiful Angelic Pretty Decoration Dream (Back Frill style) I figured it might be better to go for a color I can combine with colors that are actually sold in the winter such as black. And, I mean come on, who doesn't love such a cute dress with those little horses and beautiful cakes! So the whole ride long I spent dreaming about it, haha.

But when we arrived, the shop appeared to closed! Luckily the owner's mom (who works at the shop) had e-mailed me and left a note with her phone number on the door so I could call her. She was there in about 10 minutes and apologized that she didn't see the text I sent her before we left, haha. 

And then I got to try my baby on!

I was honestly really really surprised that it fit me! I had never thought that a dress with max bust 88 cm would fit me because I didn't feel that confident (I'm not skinny so I was a bit scared) but it fits perfectly. I didn't fall completely in love with the dress until I arrived at home and tried it on with my own blouse and socks!

My new dress in the bag~
And here it is on the door of my room!
I really couldn't wait to put it on so when I arrived at home I went straight up to my room, pulled out my Angelic Pretty Triple Ribbon blouse and Meta Fruit Punch Soda OTKs and dressed myself! When I looked into the mirror I couldn't help but feel pretty!

Here it is! I really feel like a princess in this dress oh my gosh~ I really want my hair to grow longer again //sobs

Well, that was my day for today~ I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I'll take pictures of my closet and detail pictures later~!

- Demi

Edit: I forgot to put a link to their webshop! Mfashion is on this adres!