Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Frock On!

On Saturday 31st August, I attended a huge meetup hosted by the Tea Party Club called Frock On! It was billed as an array of brands, designers, fashion shows and stalls, and it definitely did not disappoint on that front!

I woke up at 6:30 am so I could have a shower, and get my hair, makeup and outfit sorted out in time to catch the 8:00 am bus. Somehow I made it in good time, and was soon on my way to Milton Keynes. From there I got the fast Virgin train to London Euston. In London, because the Northern line was down, I had to take the Victoria line down to Oxford Circus, and change for the Bakerloo line to Embankment.

I made it to the event early, and there was already a crowd of frilly girls stood in the entrance lobby. Just from this area I could tell the hotel was going to be beautiful.
 Most of my photos came out super blurry but at least that comes in handy here-- no need to obscure any faces!

As I walked up the staircase I felt like I was at Hogwarts! I half expected the people in the paintings to move...

There was a huge room devoted to the stalls of the various brands selling their wares that day. People were really excited by Dreamy Bows, who were supplying Angelic Pretty merchandise. I was excited to see the wares of indie brands in person.

Before getting carried away, I decided to head to the bring and buy room to set up my own wares. I'd brought 18 handmade hair bows with me, in 6 different colours, and also a pink Bodyline blouse. Whilst there, I bumped into a lolita called Aggie, who was selling her secondhand clothes at ridiculously reasonable prices. In the end, I walked away with three beautiful skirts, handmade by her, for only £25! I had honestly thought I wouldn't be able to afford anything substantial at this event, and then that happened!

Back in the other room, I ended up buying a flower headdress from Wise Wolf clothing.

I made sure to go to both of the fashion shows, where two of my friends, Luna and Sammi, would be modelling. I am really not a fan of fashion shows but this was ok because it was lolita clothing! I think my friends did an excellent job, especially due to fellow Ox Loli Michelle trying to put them off by pulling faces at them as they walked down!

The final item I bought was a mouse mat from Haenuli.

It doesn't really sound as if a lot happened that day but somehow that really did take up a whole day. I made sure to keep eating and drinking regularly, but I still managed to get a headache from my hair extensions. Still, it was worth it! I loved my coordinate! Usually I look back and feel kinda disappointed because I looked plain once again. But this time, I think I nailed it.

One of my favourite parts of the day was visiting the toilets and being greeted with this gorgeous dressing area, actual towels by the sinks, and general excellence. We spent a lot of time taking pictures in here.

Here's my coordinate for the event:

Outfit Rundown:
Hair accessories: Handmade by me (Sugar Trampoline)
Blouse: Primark
Jumperskirt: St. Mephisto Cathedrale by Alice and the Pirates
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Hush Puppies

At the end of the day we watched specially prepared videos, and there was a raffle! I didn't get the big coveted prizes but I still won something! It was a haircomb by Cloudberry Lady, the colour of which matched my jumperskirt really well. I was so excited when my number got called! Straight after me, Luna won a prize. Ox Lolis represent XD

So, that was my experience of Frock On! Believe it or not, that was the abridged version haha!

Thanks for reading! 

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