mercredi 12 novembre 2014

Brussels : Tea Time

More pictures on French Café's flickr

Goodie bags for the Tea Party, made with love !

After a most terrible night at the hotel where we changed rooms at 2 AM upon the discovery of terrifying (living) things in our beds, Mila having to wake up at 5, La vie en Rose's tickets sale and getting ready, it was a very busy and tiring morning on Sunday !

Nevertheless, we were happy and on time when we got to Sunday's location : the Dominican hotel in Brussels.

I am wearing (the mysterious and most loved !) MmM OP, Triple Fortune hat, J&J necklace and offbrand everything else.

Thank you Mila for patiently taking these pictures~


Mila was wearing MmM OP and Ank Rouge shoes. 

She says she cosplays me when we lend each other clothes, but I disagree. She wears them her own beautiful, sophisticated way. (While for me it's more like "hey I'm just goint to pile up everything white that I have oh and since I have too much hair, I'll end up looking like a ghostly potato with no waist but it's okay !") I could never have made this dress look so beautifully mori. I love this outfit. A lot !


Sandra and Zoé both were very cute on black and red. I love how it compliments Sandra's hair ! Well, Zoé's too, now that I think about it.

Very elegant Ludovic in his dream jacket.


I really liked Lunie's tasteful display of stripes (which is not easy at all). Also clowns.


Once again, I am only posting my absolute favourite outfit pictures. Now that I look at them, I can't help but notice how everyone was dressed in red, white or black. That makes for a very lovely crew~

Everyone was so beautiful, I epecially admired Kitch and Ayumi's outfits, they were somptuous ! I have an ever soft spot for Jesus dresses and white outfits.


I do not have many pictures indoors, for the light is always too low in such places. I wish I could have photographed the buffet too, because we had a lot of different tasty things such as mignardises, salmon and cucumber sandwiches, waffles, macarons, fruit salads (I'm almost re-living the moment here !) but food came little by little, so no impressivly big plates here. In the end though, it is worst because you have to go try whatever the waiters are bringing. And that's how I ate way too much. Which is always a good thing at Tea Times !

We chatted a lot with everyone, in between small outdoors sessions where we went to take pictures — before coming back for another cup of tea (or half a galleon of orange juice, you choose). At the end of the day we had the raffle, with prizes from the very lovely Owloli (French Café staff member Sandra), Moon Bunny and Medusa Couture. Ayumi and Hilde (especially Hilde !) were very lucky~

Some mandatory derpy pictures.

Now I can't help but notice how Kitch is OFTEN involved where derpiness happens. 
That may be because you're too great, dear !

Am I selling that fruit salad to you yet ? Am I playing healthy-girl well enough ?

We then took some more pictures (including a very organized group picture !), and bid everyone goodbye.

I was very happy to get to meet some people more, to see Lunie, Giru and Kitch again after Garden Party, and of course, to take pictures of everyone. (That' really my favourite thing to do at such events. But then again people are so creative and pretty, so how could I not ?)

I hope everyone enjoyed their afternoon, and I'm so sorry I didn't get good outfit shots of everyone but please go see the Flickr at the top of the article, there are many more pictures ther, includinf Mila's and Lunie's very pretty outfit shots of everyone !

Last two pictures curtsey of Hildekitten — Thank you so much for letting me use them ! And thank you for the numerous chekis, they really are lovely. You can see more on her Flickr.

I love this picture so much (´∀`)♡

vendredi 7 novembre 2014

Brussels : Halloween Fashion Walk

More pictures on French Café's flickr

Last Saturday took place the Halloween Fashion Walks we organized with Franch Café in three different cities : Lausanne in Switzerland, Brussels in belgium, and Toulouse in France.

After a 6-hours night and a 4-hours bus trip, Sandra, Zoé, Alien, Ludovic, Mila and I arrived at Brussels. It was my first time in Belgium and the first thing I noticed was how Belgians are so proud of their comics heritage. Some buildings are plastered in Tintin drawings. I should have photographed them all.

We were greeted by a nice, warm sun, and after (most likely) terrifying the youth hostel staff we were in (though they also deserve it in some way, but I'll talk about our wonderful experience later, maybe), we were already on our way to the meeting point for the Halloween Walk.

I almost fell countless times that day. Wearing an eyepatch is serious business and I am now more than ever grateful to have two functionnal eyes; evaluating distances being quite and useful skill.

Picture by Lunie, thank you so much ! And now I can only notice how very green my own pictures are...

Mila was alsoutely breathtaking in the "widow-witch-from-New-Orleans" look.

I am still asking myself how can someone be so perfect, if you're wondering.

Ludovic was super OTT and my one-eyed companion for the day. I loved his tights.

I had to refrain myself from posting dozens of pictures of Aliénor, I am so in love with her clown outfit, it was insane. Her, Zoé and Saïna were matching so well !

Sandra and Lunie were two beautiful ethereal ghosts, with an option in woodland creatures for Lunie. I'm sad I don't have more details of Sandra's dress, she created it some days before the event and her work is wonderful.

And finally Zoé, who is the cutest punk clown you'll ever meet.

On to the walk !

We walked for a few hours (or was it more ?) through the nicest places of the city, each time stopping to take pictures of everyone's beautiful outfits, but also to chat and get to know each other. For once, I feel like I attended an event abroad and really got to see the place !

Still terrible at selfies but at least we got Manneken Pis !

 Following are some of my favourite pictures. It was hard to choose between them; thankfully, that's precisely why we have a Flickr full of everyone's best shots !

 Picture by Lunie. 
Ludovic insisted on telling me he was actually smiling here.

Some wonderfully derpy pictures. (My favourite !)

French Café Team !

And mandatory end group picture. I'm very sorry some people were cut out, wide-angle was still not wide enough !

Thank you everyone for coming ! It has been a great day and a most lovely excuse to dress up and meet new people, and for that I am grateful. I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did.

After bidding farewell to everyone, we painfully walked back to our hotel to remove every offending piece of clothing and get ready for the night. We were so tired we ended up eating in the first restaurant that was not offering sea food we found, and trying some very national and very good waffles.

We thought we could get a full night of sleep after this, but alas... The God of cheap youth hostels had decided otherwise. But that is another story for another day.

Thank you for reading !