Tuesday, 24 September 2013

I have a home!

In my last post I mentioned being homeless, but earlier that day before that I'd gone to visit an apartment. The next day I received a call from the lady who lives there telling me that I could have the room if I still wanted it, and I moved in about 2 hours later! So now I'm living in this adorably French (there's actually an easel lol) apartment in the 13th arrondissement, which is exactly where I wanted it to be. I'm living with a lovely French lady whose daughter has now moved out, which is why she wanted to rent the room to a student. Until I can go back to London and get my stuff, I only have one suitcase of clothes haha, but I'm incredibly happy to have a home now (and I guess I can buy new clothes!). 

My room is way bigger than anything I'd ever hoped for!

The only problem with it is that it's about 40 minutes by metro to my university (which is actually in the suburbs), but I don't mind that. I was originally looking at living near university, but I visited one house there and it was pretty expensive, especially for an area where there is n o t h i n g. I was actually about to give up and live there because I wasn't having any luck with finding anything in Paris, but I'm so glad I was stubborn and didn't, because now I live here and... ugh, I love it so much, and the location is great too, so I think it's worth having to commute to university.  


Saturday, 21 September 2013

19/09/2013 - Harajuku Fashion Walk in Paris

It's been a while! (Or at least it feels that way.) I hope you're all well~
I've been in Paris for about a week now. I'm still living in youth hostels while I search for somewhere to live, and on top of that, I've had a lot of sign-up things to do for university, so I've had no time to blog. Even though I'm homeless and really busy, I'm having so much fun! (EDIT: I am no longer homeless!)

On Thursday, Junnyan and Moco held a Harajuku Fashion Walk in Paris. For those that don't know, Harajuku Fashion Walk is an event that occasionally takes place in Harajuku, where participants wear whatever they want and walk through Harajuku together, taking photos and making friends along the way.
Unfortunately my outfit was a lot less interesting than I would have liked for this sort of event, because I only brought one suitcase of clothes to Paris, so I just had to make do with what I had.  

There was actually a lot of confusion at the beginning, because Junnyan and Moco arrived late, so I think everyone decided they weren't coming and just started the walk without them, because they'd written the route we were walking on Facebook anyway. I arrived late too, because I had to check into a new hostel that day, so I managed to catch up with Junnyan, Moco, and the 10-or-so other people they were with pretty quickly. So, we walked from L'arc de Triomphe to the Louvre. Despite there only being 10 of us (rather than the 444 who said they would attend on Facebook), it was still pretty fun. When we got towards the end of the walk, we caught up with everyone else, and it was amazing. I don't know about 444, but there were certainly a lot of people, and they all looked fabulous.  

Soon after meeting them, we reached our destination, where everyone hung around for ages chatting and taking photos. I was really happy to meet some internet friends who came from various parts of Europe!

 Haru (France)

Claire (Italy). We had matching horns 8D 

Chiara (Italy)

Lunie (Belgium)

Marie (France), who I've met before~  

Other photos:
 Junnyan, who is not quite as tall as his photos would have you believe haha (but cool nonetheless)

The adorable Moco, who is a lot smaller than I expected and made me look like a titan haha

Amazing shironuri by Charlène and Hitsu-Blu (their eyepatches say 'HARA' and 'JUKU')

This awesome guy is English too!

 Lesly, who is the cutest thing ever

It was a super fun afternoon! I met loads of awesome people, saw loads of great outfits and a wide variety of styles, and I also got to speak every language I know (and actually ended up playing translator a few times lol), which was fun. c: 

À bientôt!

Monday, 9 September 2013

07/09/2013 - Afternoon Tea

Hello! I've been pretty behind on blog posts (as usual), but this time I actually have a real excuse, and that is that I've been preparing to move to Paris. My train is on Thursday morning! I haven't found somewhere to live yet, so I'm planning to stay in a hostel while I search, because apparently it's easier that way. 

I have quite a few things to write about, so I'm just gonna start with the most recent one, which was Saturday. Memz's birthday was at the start of September, so Wing arranged for a few of us to go for afternoon tea at a place called Sketch.

What I wore:
Necklace: Glavil by tutuHA
Goggles: Ebay
Eyeball bows: Kreepsville 666
Heart garter: Creepyyeha
Skeleton garter: Noctex 

Make up:

Memz and I had matching sunglasses...

...And so did Charlie. Hers were really reflective, so we took selfies in them aha

Sketch was gorgeous:

 Charlie's rose tea. The rest of us chose vanilla, which was delicious, but not as pretty.

 Memz taking selfies with the cakes
 My cake selfie
 Wing mentioned that it was Memz's birthday, and they brought her some more cake! 
 Group photo (I didn't wear lolita because I kind of forgot how, so I don't fit in at all ahaha)

 Marshmallow lizard

Queen Wing

The bathroom was amazing! These egg things are toilet cubicles.

The lighting was sort of good, so we took lots of photos~

Convex mirror

After tea we took purikura using the really rubbish, old machine, because it's cheaper and far more entertaining anyway~

Monday, 2 September 2013


Hello! The main reason I haven't updated for a while is that from the 20th-27th of August I was in Naples with my family. Since then I've been pretty busy~ 

Anyway, the 29th of August was my 20th birthday! It was a Thursday, so I didn't celebrate properly until Saturday, but I still went out to dinner with my family, which was nice. C: 

I'd just received a Monsters University jacket in the mail, so I did an outfit inspired by AMOYAMO's Monsters University magazine spread~ 
Jacket - Ebay
Horns - Kreepsville 666
Bag - Lost Mannequin
Shoes - Primark

Make up 

And this is the back of the jacket~ 

I ate delicious curry ramen at Shoryu in Soho. 

(Obvious) song of the day~