Sonntag, 20. März 2016

5th Int. Gyaru Lovers Winter Meet 2016

On 23rd January was the int. gyaru meet up in Frankfurt.
First we thought to participate in the same constellation as last year but in the end just Senja, Lau and I went to Frankfurt on Friday.
We had a single and a double room and I shared the double room with Senja. On Saturday morning we first had breakfast before we started to dress up.

Because Senja is the best hair dresser all over the world I was happy she did my hair again. She also helped Lau with her amazing hair style.

Senja is just amazing, isn't she? I loved my hair that day so much. Unfortunately the weather was against us >.<

dress: Rienda
coat: Rienda
boots: Heather Bee

This time I tried a new style. I dressed up in Onee Gyaru look. I bought that look in December in Osaka very spontaneious and I never thought that it would suit me well but I really like it!
We met up 1 pm at the main station before we went to our location together.

Senja, Lau and I

While we waited for the others my girls and I did some selfies and tried Senja's selfie stick.

pic by Philipp

Before we entered the location we did some group pictures. Senja and I were hiding in the background *lol*.
The location was a karaoke bar. It was too dark to do some pictures and also while filling out the questionnaire for the different categories like best substyle, best hair, best nails and so on we walked around and tried to have a look at the others. It was funny.

location (pic by Philipp)

introducing on 'stage'

host club athmosphere *lol*

Last year we were around 100 people but this time only around 40 participated. It was a little bit sad. And I really liked the location last time much more.
It was just too dark and noisy so it was hard to have a small talk or get to know the others. The washing room was the best meeting place. The light was awesome for pictures and there you met a lot of people for a talk.

Senja and I with Ari

my beloved girls

beautiful pic with Lizzie...she's so funny and cute!

with Lau, Natalie, Lizzie, Aiko, Senja and Chihiro

The program during the day was great! Beside a para-para show there was also a raffle (I won a ring *yay*), the voting for Mr. and Mrs. Gyaru Lovers and bring & buy on stage.
It was funny 'cause Lau wanted to sell her Garula top and I was screaming 'cause Garula is/was my favorite brand so I had to buy it.

Lau didn't know that I would like to have it. So it was a funny situation. This is the last I will ever own of the brand Garula 'cause they closed in February *sigh*.
During the entertainment breaks we went outside a lot for smoking, talking and of course, we did some pictures there.

my outfit shot

Lau ~ just awesome, isn't she?

my beloved Senja and I

Lau and cute Lily

The day was really nice. We ate big bad fat pizza and had a few beer. In the evening we started with karaoke.

pic by Philipp

To be honest I'm not that big fan of karaoke but it was funny. I sang some Wolfgang Petry songs and I don't know anymore what else xD
Then we went back to our hotel to fresh up and later on all wanted to meet again at main station for going to club but Senja, Lau and I wanted to eat something and got so tired that we just chilled at our hotel room before we fell asleep.

The next day we checked out at 11 am and spend the time at main station's Mc Donald's.

Senja and I

We had some coffee, talked a lot and met one of Senja's friends there (Mutsu) before we had to take our train back to Berlin.

me and my 'new' Garula top

It was a great weekend. I think last year's meet up was more exciting to me 'cause it was my first one and so many people were there but this time I really enjoyed spending time with my friends Lau and Senja and it was more relaxed.
Also it was nice to meet so many nice gals. Can't await the next meet up!


Mittwoch, 16. März 2016

Burning Communication ~ An Café live in Kobe 2015

When I checked the tour schedule of An Café last year I recognized that they had some lives during our stay in Japan around Christmas time.
So we decided for the 22nd December where they wanted to be in Kobe. At this time we were in Osaka so it was only a stone's throw from there.

Our morning started really bad 'cause of some annoying Chinese tourists at our Café Break. Both morning sets were sold out and Michi's mood was fucked up.

I just did a messy picture >.< I wore nothing special that day but I got the An Café towel from Senja for the live. Thank you so much!
After leaving the hotel we wanted to have a relaxed coffee at our Excelsior to calm down from that bad morning before we wanted to leave for Kobe.
We took the JR Line to Sannomiya and after arriving we tried to find the location. First we took the wrong street but finally we found the VARIT. where the live was held.

It was really hard to find and the sign of the club was so small but in the end we had some time left so we decided to have another coffee and Michi was hungry.
But Michi didn't know what to eat so we ended up in another Excelsior Café at the Ikuta Road.

I tried a tuna sandwich and some ice tea. I didn't feel like going to a concert but while the time passed by I felt more and more excited.
I have never been to an An Café live in Japan before, I just have seen them a few times in Germany so I wondered if it would be a big difference.

Michi and the plastic bag xD

When we went back to the VARIT. a few girls waited outside and we tried to check why they were buying plastic bags but then we understood that we had to do our clothes and hand bags inside.
It was the improvised cloakroom *lol*.

Then we got in line while I observed the Japanese An Café fans. I guess Michi and I were much more older than all of them. I missed the bad Bou cosplayers like in Germany but therefor some girls dressed up in cheap Christmas dresses bought a few minutes ago at the Donki store nearby.
At 06:30 h we entered the club and had to buy some drink marks. Nobody knew why but in the end I was thankful xD

My first mission was to buy some merchandise for my friends GooF and Senja who are big big fans of the band. GooF wanted to have a hoodie and for Senja I had to buy a photo set and a cap. The hoodie was no problem but Senja's desired stuff was sold out. I felt so sorry for her! So I bought a tour shirt and a towel and hoped she would like one of that things.

Because I left over 10,000 Yen I got a cheki for free. I wasn't able to choose which member was on the picture and I'm not into Takuya anymore but it's a nice memory ^^
I put the stuff into a locker and then I was shocked: The club was the smallest I ever went. Even the clubs where An Café played in Germany were much more bigger.
Michi and I were standing at the back and weren't lucky 'cause we had some tall guys in front of us.

The live started with the last single 'Sennen DIVE!!!!!' and I was sooo happy to see An Café again after a long time!
They all looked fantastic and did a really great show! Sometimes I changed places with Michi to have a better view on Kanon while Michi tried to have a focus on Teruki.

Yuuki and Teruki

Miku and Teruki

Teruki and Takuya

Teruki and Kanon

Mostly Teruki postet a lot of pictures during the tour on his Twitter. I love all of the guys, they always make me smile and the live was awesome!
An An Café live is always so much fun, they did some jokes on stage and Yuuki and Kanon also did the obligatory QVC shopping channel show, I was loughing so hard about the two cuties.
And I was surprised that I remembered a lot of furitsuke.


01. Sennen DIVE!!!!! [千年DIVE!!!!!]
02. Snow Scene [スノーシーン]
03. Kawayu's Rock [可愛湯のЯocК]
04. Mousou Mo Mou Sorosoro [モウソウモモウソロソロ]
05. Maple Gunman [メープルガンマン]
06. Tekesuta Kousen [テケスタ光線]
07. Kimi no machi [キミノマチ]
08. Koisuru Santa Claus [恋するサンタクロース]
09. NYAPPY in the world 4 ~ Hannyaka Kyo no Theme~  [NYAPPY in the world 4 ~ 般ニャ化教のテーマ]
10. Juryoku Scandalous [重力スキャンダラス]
11. We Can Do It!
13. Koritsu Hospital [孤立ホスピタル]
14. BondS ~ Kizuna ~  [BondS ~ 絆 ~]
15. My ♥ leaps for ”C”

~ Encore  ~

17. Escapism [エスカピズム]
18. Smile Ichiban Ii Onna [スマイル一番 イイ♀]

*** I'm not sure about the setlist, maybe I mistook some songs or forgot one or two >.<

For the encore the guys played Jan-Ken-Pon (Rock Paper Scissors) to decide the song. Every member got a song and had to battle against each other.
Takuya won with 'Escapism'. I like that song so I was satisfied with the choice. An Café were on stage for around 2 hours and finally they made the concert shot with all the Cafekko.

After the live we were happy about our drink marks and we got a Smirnoff Ice. It was really iced and it felt so good that we killed that drink within a few seconds.

I was in a really good mood when we went back to the station. We catched a rapid train back to Osaka and had a great memory for our first An Café live in Japan.

An Café will always be in my heart 'cause they helped me to get over a sad time.
I can't await to see them again, maybe next time in Germany? My friends and I are waiting for the next 'Nyappy go around the world' tour !

Bye nyappy! o(≧∀≦)o

Sonntag, 13. März 2016

My Spring Wishlist

Unfortunately I'm not going to Japan this Spring but I always have a look at the new collections and try to find out what I would buy.
Last year I was really into Garula but since the last shop in Chiba closed this February I was a little bit disoriented.
At the moment I really like the collection of DaTuRa a lot. Maybe it's time to try something new.

My spring colors are: black, white and beige for the clean look and as contrast pastel flower print.

I like jumpsuits and onepieces 'cause it's easy to dress and you don't have to think about how to combine. So now let's start my virtual shopping day.

Cecil McBee Onepiece

Cecil McBee is one of my current favorite brands even sometimes the collection is kind of too 'normal' to me. This onepiece unifies my spring colors in one dress but it's also available in other color combinations.

Price: 7,452 ¥

DaTuRa Onepiece

I don't know which color I would decide for, I like both and the print is beautiful. And it would be really cute for a twin outfit.
Also I can imagine to wear that dress at a summer live.

Price: 7,452 ¥

Ma*rs Jumpsuit

On the first sight it doesn't look special but I think with accessories, big hair and a cute jacket it will be an eyecatcher.

Price: 5,900 ¥

Duras Onepiece

Just clean, elegant but also cute is that adorable onepiece. I also really like the combination with beige on the picture.

Price: 9,180 ¥

Ma*rs Onepiece

This is a lovely pastel flowered dress. I don't know if in the end I would buy this but I guess I want to try it on and have a look.

Price: 6,900 ¥

Cecil McBee Onepiece

Maybe it looks a little bit like a pyjama but I think it's cute and it's wearable elegant or casual, for example with denim stuff.

Price: ??? 

d.i.a. Onepiece

d.i.a. changed a lot and I don't know if that brand will survive without its typical style but let's see.
This dress is kinda cool. It's black x white and I think you can wear it in many ways.

Price: 6,372 ¥

DaTuRa Onepiece

This would be my perfect spring dress but I like the whole look with the belt and the light blue jacket. I wish I would have the possibility to buy it.

one piece 8,532 ¥
belt 5,076 ¥
jacket 10,260 ¥

DaTuRa Cardigan

This is a 2 way wearable cardigan and I like the oversized look.

Price: 8,532 ¥

Golds Infinity Trenchcoat

For colder spring days I want to have a beige trenchcoat. I love that classic style.

Price: 10,584 ¥

Cecil McBee Bag

In my opinion Cecil McBee has the best hand bags. I own a black one and a beige fringe bag but for spring a white one would be great. I chose this one 'cause it's clean and chic.

Price: 6,372 ¥

Flag-J platform wedges

No matter what, I really need new platform wedges! Unfortunately in Germany you won't get similar shoes. I can't decide if black or white, I like both.

Price: 7,452 ¥

Do you have a wishlist, too?
I really like it to look at the Japanese webshops and think about what to buy even I can't. My next trip to Japan will be maybe in September so I will create a REAL shopping list for autumn fashion.

Cecil McBee  
Ma*rs LiLimPark  
Golds Infinity  
Shibuya 1o9 NET SHOP