Saturday, August 22, 2015

Grand Lolita Tea Party in Hamburg - 20th June

Hey everyone,

it has been a long time since my last post and I'm sooo sorry, but finally I found some time to write a post about the Tea Party in Hamburg.

When I first heard about it, I was super excited because there has never been any lolita event which was hosted by a foreign organisation, so I just had to go! Thank god, I had a friend in Hamburg, so I didn't need a hotel. I bought a standard ticket and honestly, I was so happy that I did not spend a ridiculous amount of money on a VIP ticket. It wasn't really worth it.

I also applied for the fashion show but I didn't got accepted - at first.

A few days before the tea party, my friend Mimi messaged me about my height and my body measurements, because they were still looking for models and she thought about me since they needed a S-size model. So in the end, I could take part in the fashion show. I wore a super awesome gothic coord by Krad Lanrete which you'll see later on.

I got Friday off from work, and started my loong journey (I guess I was sitting in the bus for 7,5 hs?!) to Hamburg. I've been there before in like 2008.
In the evening, my friend Miriam and I went though Hamburg. She showed me some places and we also took some cute purikura! I love them!

This was the building where the tea party took place!

We also had some vegan Asian food at Loving Hut. It was so tasty and I wished there were more restaurants like this. I only payed 10,50€ for the meal. 

So on Saturday morning I traveled to the city center. The models were told to come at 9 am, so I was there on time... like the other ones, and the organizer, John wasn't there. He cam later, so I had no idea what to do. I got my dress later on and it still wasn't clear if we have to change or not. After sitting around and writing postcards to my family and my boyfriend, we had to put on the outfits for the fashion show. We should rehearse the walk, but... it wasn't decided how we should pose yet. So they started discussing for a long time, how we should work, where we should pose and so on. I was super annoyed, because this could have been planned before. But well. 
The good thing about being a model was, that we were already inside and could take a look at the dealers items. I thought about getting a pink parasol by metamorphose, but I had to find out that they only had one in each color, so the one I wanted was sold out after I decided to buy later. 
Actually, I couldn't really find anything I needed to buy. There were a lot of things like dresses, blouses and jewelry but none of it was like "BUY ME!" except for some dress, but I just had no 300€ with me that day so I couldn't buy it. In the end I bought some cute meta socks and a poster of Misako Aoki which she signed for me. 

Here are the photos of the "shopping area". xD

And here you can see the room. In the middle, there were the seats and the catwalk and on the right and left you could find the different brands.

When it comes to the location, I don't think it was suitable. It was okay for a fashion show, but not for the rest. The light was too dark and the chairs for the non-VIP visitors were too close to each other so it was difficult to get back to your seat with a huge petti. In the picture you only see the chairs for the people with VIP tickets. The normal guests had to sit in three chair-rows. 

It was Misakos birthday a few days ago so they gave her a huge cake. We could eat a piece of it too and it was very delicious. And necessary when you see the actual food we got offered. 

Sorry for the bad lightning but this was the food we got offered. You can see that there's almost nothing left, which means, many lolitas didn't got any! Some of the food was vegetarian, which is a pro, but actually it wasn't enough. We didn't have and tables or chairs to eat at either. We were walking along this table, taking some food, eating it, taking the next small plate and so on. I didn't like it at all. Horrible! I want to enjoy my food, even if it's just small pieces. When it comes to drinks, they didn't offer any tea! AT A TEA PARTY! I was disappointed. Everyone got two vouchers for drinks and afterwards, we had to pay. This was unacceptable as well. But okay... I took along my own bottle of water.

I didn't talk about the event itself. In my opinion it was quite boring. The fashion show was the most interesting thing actually, not only because I took part in it.
There was no brochure about the program or the timing so we didn't know if we could go outside to take photos or if we'd miss something important. The raffle took very long and at first they forgot to put the raffle tickets into the goodie bags! So they had to give everyone a ticket before they could start.
There was also a Q&A panel, but I could hardly understand anything while sitting at my seat, because the room was long...
More over they didn't have a German translator. I'm pretty fluent in English but this might have been a problem for other ones who didn't understand English that well. So it was difficult for some people to notice what was happening next.
All in all, it was pretty unorganized, and not very professional. The food wasn't enough, I missed my tea and there should have been a brochure about the program. I've also missed the autograph session which was announced (I just asked Misako by myself if she'd like to sign my poster).

But still, I had a lot of fun with my friends and it was great seeing them again.
The best part about it all was after the event. A friend and I went to a restaurant called Alex, where we met a lot of other lolitas who went there a short time earlier than us. We were sitting at a long table, talking eating and drinking. Seriously I spend more money on food in Hamburg than on lolita stuff at the event. xD

Here's my alcohol free cocktail, haha. :D

And here are some photos which were taken at the fashion show and afterwards by some awesome photographers. Please visit their facebook which is linked below the photo! ♥

Here's another photo of my coord for the fashion show:

And here are the items I bought... the poster and the meta socks. :D

 And here's the best photo I got. I got a selfie with Misako Aoki! She's so pretty! ♥

I really hope you liked that post! Please keep supporting me! ♥

See you soon, yours,
Kanon ♥

1 comment:

  1. I did hear a lot about that tea party and unfortunately not much good ;_; Everyone complained about place and food. It's a shame since whole event had such potential.
    Besides that- You looked very cute in both outfits ^^