zondag 15 september 2013

Japan Expo 2013

In the beginning of July it was once again time for the biggest Japanese orientated convention in Europe… Yes we’re talking about Japan Expo!
In 2012 it was our first time visiting, but we returned this year. With loads more pretty stuff and lots of excitement for the coming days.

On Wednesday we started our journey to ‘oui oui’ Paris. The car was packed as can be (and we even had a bigger one than the year before!) and 5 hours later we arrived. For the exposants at Japan Expo it is possible to already build up your stand on Wednesday. Which was a super relief because we realized that we totally forgot our clothing rack and a mirror! (Yes, blonde is my natural hair colour).
Here’s a snapshot of our stand this evening:

On Thursday I got up extra early to dress up, but also look the nearest Ikea up. Fortunately there was one nearby. My lovely boyfriend watched the stand while I raced off to get ourselves a clothing rack and mirror. And found ‘em! Our first convention day could hit off!

All the memories of all the lovely people are a little mixed up, so I cannot tell what happened each day. We've met so much awesome girls and boys (I wish I took many more pictures aargh!), and I felt so happy that people genuinely liked our product and I could make them happy with their purchase.

Two lovely, awesome and cute girls!

One of the things I am always amazed about at Japan Expo are the number of talented young designers. So many girls and boys of my age create the most amazing things and really represented Japanese fashion/street style at Japan Expo. For example, please take a look at
http://www.suture-clothing.com/, I personally really like the unique look of their collection, and the designer/creator is a very talented and nice girl! 

 On conventions in the Netherlands there is not so much attention for Japanese Fashion (although it is slowly coming), so it’s really cool to see all the new trends pop-up here in Paris!

On Sunday, when it is mostly the quietest day, I made portraits of people! As soon as I picked up my pencil for the first one, it was getting busier and busier. My boyfriend was running around but handled it superb (maybe because of his new Deku hat?). Here are some snapshots of the people I drew:

I can really say that Japan Expo is one of those conventions I really, really look forward. It takes some careful planning in the months before and it is quite an expensive trip for a brand like us. Yet we wouldn't want to miss it!
We will be there again next year!! Hope to see you there again!!

As for the outfits I wore myself, I can only show you 3 out of 4, I forget my camera on the Friday, teehee. Here they are, as well as some other snapshots of the convention!

Dress and headbow: Fly Away Fashion (Sweet Parfait Collection)
Blouse, socks: Innocent World
Wig: Fly Away Fashion
Shoes: Off-brand

Dress: Alice and the Pirates
Blouse: Vintage
Wig, fake fur collar, headbow, necklace tights: Fly Away Fashion
Bag: Gift from my grandmother

Dress: Angelic Pretty
Headbow, cuffs: Fly Away Fashion
Blouse, shoes: Bodyline
Bag (not on picture): BTSSB
Wig, tights: offbrand

My childhood heroes!

x Thank you for reading

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Fun outfits!


  2. I only just noticed this blog post, but I really love your drawings! I probably won't be able to visit your shop next year at the Japan Expo, but I really hope I'll get a chance to commission an awesome drawing ^_^

    Deborah :)

  3. Thank Deborah!
    I can also do portrait drawing if you stop by the shop ;)

    x Katie