Friday, August 07, 2015

Paris ‘15, Day 4 – Fashion Walk


On Sunday July 5th I woke up and the first thing I realised was: it was cooler! I cannot tell you how incredibly happy I was! Sunday was my last day in Paris. I would join in the Fashion Walk organised by Angelic Pretty and at the end of the day Iris and I would be leaving. I took another lovely shower and Marina and I started to get dressed, when unfortunately I heard Iris was unable to come since she wasn’t feeling very well. We agreed to meet at Marina’s place after the Fashion Walk.
I had decided to wear my Promenade de Paris dress to the Fashion Walk. What’s more appropriate than that? ‘Promenade’ means ‘walk’ or ‘stroll’ and Paris, well for obvious reasons. ^^ I had decided to combine it with a very unexpected colour: red. This dress contains a lot of colours, but red is not one of them. I wanted to experiment with this concept.
I got fully dressed and Marina and I went on our way to the Jardin du Palais Royal, where the Fashion Walk would start.
The Jardin du Palais Royal is a really big square surrounded by beautiful Parisian houses and a big fountain. It was a really lovely place! ♥ When we arrived, there was barely anyone there yet. Luckily, soon we were joined by other people. This gave us some time to take outfit pictures! This was my outfit, I hope you like it! ♥

Promenade de Paris One
☼ A Walk in Paris ☼
My outfit rundown:
Head bow: Angelic Pretty’s Promenade de Paris
Blouse: Angelic Pretty
Jsk: Angelic Pretty’s Promenade de Paris
Socks: Summer Tales Boutique
Shoes: Bodyline
Pink bow: Summer Tales Boutique
Flowers: Claire’s and offbrand
Necklace: Angelic Pretty
Badge: Angelic Pretty
Red bow: Angelic Pretty
Bracelets: offbrand

Promenade de Paris Two

Promenade de Paris Three

Promenade de Paris Four

I accidentally brightened up the pictures a little too much, but I ended up liking the result so much I kept it. ^^ Do you like the hints of red in this outfit? I personally really like the result. Also, sorry I look so tired, but well I was… really tired. XD
I also took pictures of some of the first people who arrived. It was fun to catch up for a bit. ^^

First Girls
The first girls to arrive.

Everyone who joined in the Fashion Walk looked super cute. I was glad I had some time to take pictures of several outfits.

Pink Clouds
Marina. ♥

I really loved Marina’s outfit. She has this really cute, unique style that seems casual but is so well put together with a lot of attention to detail. Of course her fabulous hair is really the finishing touch!

Russian Pastels
Alice & Marlessa. ♥

Whoa what can I say about these two amazing girls other than ‘They look so fabulous!’? When Alice wears Sweet Lolita, she always manages to add something so unique and cool, like her cat scarf in this case. And Marlessa… No matter what style she wears, she always looks to die for! The Russians always astound you!

Lady Rose
Solenn. ♥

I really adored Solenn’s amazing outfit. It’s retro and cute at the same time. I never thought a Lady Rose skirt could be used in such a quirky way! She really made a unique outfit with such a classy print.

Couple
A cute couple. ♥

Unfortunately I forgot their names, but isn’t this couple amazing!? His outfit is not only fabulous and suits him so well, there are also a lot of tiny details! I also really loved the girl’s outfit: Fancy Paper Dolls is just so cute in real life! She came up with a coord I simply adore! Also, that bag… pure love.

Cookies
Emilie. ♥

Emilie wore a simple outfit (her words) with Cream Cookie Collection and I must say I really love it! She came up with a colour combination I don’t see often, but which I really like. Also, that badge looks familiar, hehe.

Flowers
Pom. ♥

Oh Pom, how does she do it? She always looks so refined, elegant, tough and cool at the same time! It’s truly amazing! Also, this dress suits her so well.
We also had some accidental; twinning going on! Alice and I were wearing the same print in different colours. Marina and Roxane had decided to wear the same print, but accidentally dressed and styled their hair quite similar too!

Twinning
Accidentally twinning always makes for nice surprises!

In the meantime, more people were arriving and we were finally becoming a group. I was quite excited for the Walk to start, but well: we were still waiting for Maki and Asuka. And it wasn’t time yet anyway. ^^

Four
A small group picture that I really like. ^^

Soon Maki, Asuka and their crew arrived. Since it wasn’t time to start the Fashion Walk yet, everyone had plenty of time to take pictures with them!

With Maki and Aska
With dear Maki and Asuka. ♥

Maki was wearing lavender again, Asuka was wearing pink again. I absolutely adored both their outfits. Maki really made me love Milky Cross more, with her simple yet elegant outfit. She also wore her phone in one of the most beautiful phone covers I’ve ever seen: it was from the brand Anna Sui and shaped like a perfume bottle. And thanks to Asuka, I actually like Fantasic Carnival now! Doesn’t she look super cute!?

Perfume Phone
Maki’s fabulous Anna Sui phone cover. ☆

Finally, it was time for the Walk to start. First, we took a group picture. These things always take a long time, haha!

Jardin du Palais Royal Group
The first group picture.

Then the walk started! We left the Jardin du Palais Royal and started our journey to l’Opéra. Everyone was talking and laughing (and walking of course), it was a lot of fun!

Start!
Fashion Walk: start~!

I tried to film and take pictures as much as I could while also talking to other people. I was so, SO happy it was much cooler that day!
We drew a lot of attention of course, but I must say I barely noticed it myself. The only times I did they were positive responses of smiling people. ^^

Colourful Walk
Colourful, Harajuku Fashion-loving people.

At a certain point, we passed a big bike parade on the street. I am not sure why they were cycling (A protest? Just for fun?), but it look quite fun! We waved at each other which was nice. ^^

Fashion Walk Cuties
Cute friends smiling for the picture. ^^

I felt really inspired by my fellow Fashion Walkers. There were so many lovely and amazing outfits! Most of us were wearing complete Lolita, others Lolita-inspired and others wore different styles. We were quite the colourful mass, haha!
We soon approached l’Opéra, one of my most favourite buildings in Paris. I was sad the Walk was coming to an end, but also a bit relieved: I needed to go back to Marina’s apartment on time to get changed and pack my last things.

Walking to l'Opéra
Approaching l’Opéra.

The Walk went really well: we never got separated except for the very last traffic light, where Maki and Asuka managed to get to the other side while the rest of the group had to wait. It resulted into this cute picture.

Maki and Asuka on the other Side
Maki and Asuka taking pictures of the Fashion Walk group.

Of course, a second group picture in front of l’Opéra had to be taken! Luckily the friendly Angelic Pretty lady who had taken the first for me didn’t mind to take a picture here as well.

L'Opéra Group
Group picture in front of l’Opéra.

After talking for a bit and taking some last pictures, it was time for me to go. I hugged however I could ask managed to get a last picture with Maki, Asuka and Honda-san. They definitely need to come back next year! ♪

Asuka, Honda-san, Maki
A last picture with Asuka, Honda-san and Maki. ♥

Marina and I went back to her apartment, where I met up with Iris, got changed and packed my last things. It was quite hard for me to say goodbye to my dear Marina. Staying with her was such a wonderful experience. ;_; She is such a sweetheart. ♥
Iris and I headed to the station. We had plenty of time before our bus would depart, so we took our time, took a different metro due to weird signs and arrived at the shopping mall next to the bus parking lot. There, we had some frozen yoghurt at a café. The café seemed really dodgy, the people working there were slow and slightly odd, but the frozen yoghurt was heaven.

Frozen Yoghurt
My delicious frozen yoghurt. No, those are no rocks, they’re Oreo crumbles.

We headed to the parking lot and sat down for a while, until I joked ‘Well maybe our bus is already here?’ I looked around another bus and yes! Our bus really was already there! We put our luggage inside and soon we left Paris.
Our bus ride was really nice and also really horrible. I am really not in the mood to tell you how stressed I was about our transfer in Brussels (a transfer, yes you read that right), so instead I will just say Iris and I talked and ate a lot which was fun. ^^
Finally, late at night, we arrived back in Amsterdam where my parents and brother (haha) picked us up. We talked until 2 am and the finally went to bed. It had been an amazing adventure!
In the meantime, Angelic Pretty has posted their event report on their site. To my great honour my outfit was posted in a solo picture! This was my fourth Tea Party, but this is my first time getting a snap shot by myself! I am so happy! Also, a picture of me and Maki walking in the Fashion Walk made it to the site. I remember the exact moment Asuka took that picture, whah! ;_; ♥

Angelic Pretty Site Event Report
Pictures from the Angelic Pretty event report.

This was my last summer events in Paris post! I really hope you enjoyed them.To end this post with, here is the video I made about the Fashion Walk. Please check it out if you have the time! ^^ Thank you!


Thank you for reading! ~☆~

10 comments:

  1. I liked your coordinate specially your socks. I love your every post about paris!! Hope there will be more!! ^-^

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    1. I am so glad you do! =D
      I'm afraid this was my last post about Paris, but soon there will be posts about other interesting things (I hope)! ^^

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  2. I always love reading your posts!

    I know the cute couple, they are from my local community. I informed the boy about your blog post. ;)
    You can find the boy online at https://www.facebook.com/Kon.art.cosplay
    (The girl's FB page is private.)

    It seems you have met Maki and Asuka many times now. I saw two lolitas in a documentary about the brain last week, and, believe me or not, there were two short scenes with two Japanese lolitas! One looks like Asuka to me, but I am not sure. What do you think?
    http://rommily.livejournal.com/17035.html

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    1. I am so glad you do, thank you so much! ^^

      Oooh thank you very much for telling him! I don't even remember whether I asked for their names, I felt so bad writing this post. :(

      Ah is it the documentary you're talking about on your LiveJournal? Because those girls are definitely Maki and Asuka. ^^

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  3. Yes, it is the documentary I talked about on my livejournal.
    Thank you for confirming that the lolitas are Maki and Asuka (I was not 100% sure about Asuka.)

    Is it true that you are not planning to attend the Metamorphose teaparty in Vienna in October...? ;(

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    1. No problem. ^^

      I am not planning to go I'm afraid, sorry. Are you going?
      How did you know by the way? I can't remember I mentioned it anywhere? O_O

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  4. I am going and I was hoping to meeting you there ;)
    A common lolita friend mentionned it to me, so I just wanted to verify if your plans have changed in the meantime.

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    1. Oooh have fun! I would have loved to go!
      Ah ok, I thought my memory had abandoned me for a moment. ^^

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  5. I really wish I lived in an area with other Lolitas! I'd have to travel 6 hours to go to the nearest place with a fashion walk ;;

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    1. Awww I'm so sorry. :( I hope you get to go to special events sometimes?

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