Dream Masquerade Carnival Video Compilation

If you’re involved in the scene in the UK, you’ll know that The Tea Party Club was the longest running organisation for Japanese street fashion – and I’ve also been doing video for them every year for about five years. It was a really big part of my life, and I’m immensely sad that they’ve decided to disband. But, all good things must come to an end.

In honour of a great final event, I put together a playlist of all the video I took at the event. About 4 of the videos were taken live at the event, and 2 were edited up from proper footage later. You can see it all in a playlist, or check out any individual videos below the cut.

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So, how much is Cats Tea Party actually worth?

かわいいデ-タの物語

Kawaii Data no Monogatari

How much is Cats Tea Party worth? Why is it so expensive? This question has plagued people in kawaii fashion circles for many years. By which I mean, since approximately 2014. So three years.

It’s bothered me for a while too, so I decided to finally, definitively find out using the only tools I had available to me; crowdsourced data, some spreadsheets and a recently acquired knack for data visualisation.

The result is this.

Sales values of Angelic Pretty Cats Tea Party since 2012 (separated by colour)

cats tea party scatter graph

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Outfit post – cut cloth 

A few weeks ago I went to see an exhibition of feminist embroidery at the Portico library in Manchester. Since it was am exhibition, I decided to wear an art themed, rococo inspired coord. Well, never have I seen myself so accurately depicted in the medium of embroidery, check it out.

Embroidery of a woman taking a selfie

Fantastic, right?

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Outfit post: Happy International Lolita Day!

For those unfamiliar with lolita fashion, there are actually two ILD. One is the first Saturday in June, the other is first weekend in December.

It was super hot today so I dressed very casually. Outfit photo, black lolita dress and red cardigan

I went to see an exhibition of edo prints at lady lever gallery! I went to the hokusai museum during my Japan holiday and really enjoyed it, so it was nice to see woodblock prints locally too.  Continue reading

Outfit post: Sweet Little Devil at Stockport hat museum

I decided I wanted to try mobile posting just so that I can post more often. I don’t often have the chance to take great pictures of my outfits, but I would like them all preserved somewhere so I thought I’d give this a go!

It’s funny, in Japan I think this type of mobile blogging is quite popular but it seems like you have to have very staged and produced photos in the West. Interesting little difference.

I visited Stockport hat museum with some friends and wore this darkly sweet outfit.

Little Devil outfit photo at Stockport hat museum

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The Gothic and Lolita Bible is over – could the west save it?

As someone who owns at least 15 copies of The Gothic and Lolita Bible (GLB) I’m obviously devastated to hear the announcement today that the magazine will be suspended as of May 24th.

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A Christmas Trip to Tokyo Disney Sea

I know it’s a little bit late to be posting about Christmas, approximately two months late, but I have Tokyo Disney Sea photos to share!

One of the things we really wanted to do during our holiday was go to Tokyo Disney Sea while the Christmas decorations were up. We went on the 21st and it was beautiful! It was also Disney Sea’s 15 anniversary, which was crystal themed, so there was beautiful crystals everywhere.

First Views of Tokyo Disney Sea

The ship and globe at the park entrance of tokyo disney sea

Inside the special mickey monorail at tokyo disney sea

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Where in the World is Nadina O?

Now that I’ve transferred all my posts over I can start giving you all fresh content again! At some point, I’m going to have to do the boring job of fixing all the pictures, but it’s been too long since we had an update so let’s have one.

The past couple of months have been exceptionally busy; I’ve been traveling a lot with work, everyone I know has had loads of drama, I’ve had 10,000 things to do in general so not much posting has been happening. I’m really sorry about that. This blog is usually something I do to chill out but I haven’t had the energy at all lately. Anyway.

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Gluten Free Food in Liverpool: American Pizza Slice

I’ve mentioned more than once on this blog (I think) that I’m gluten intolerant. I’ve wanted to share all my favourite places to eat and what I make of new GF offerings for a while, but never actually sat down and done it…until today! I’ve also wanted to write down a comparison of all the store bought gluten free breads I’ve ever had but it doesn’t really fit the glamourous fashion thing I’m trying to do here, but I will do it eventually though because you need to know how I feel about bread! For my birthday (July 3rd so talk about late-blogging) I decided to get dressed up and hit the town – but every good party girl needs to eat and American Pizza Slice just released a new gluten free pizza so I thought I’d try it out. Here’s how I overdressed for pizza:

6b486-dsc_1792Top and skirt: Sonia Rykiel
Shoes: Office
Bag: Dr Martens
Lip colour: NYX Liquid Suede in Tea and Cookies

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