Recently I was able to attend a Lolita meetup here in Seoul after meeting some very kind Korean Lolitas through the EGL livejournal! They have these meetups a little randomly, so unless you are a lurker of the Korean Lolita Naver cafe, they are easy to miss!
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If you are scratching your head wondering what exactly Lolita is, you can check out this site HERE for a little bit of info, basically it is a fashion style from Japan that revolves mainly around traditional fancy dresses and youthful elements. Poofy skirts, loads of lace, tons of bows, bloomers etc are often the norm~
Dress: Baby the Stars Shine Bright | Sweater: Metamorphose | Necklace + Socks: Angelic Pretty (Milky Fawn)
I like all kinds of fashion, and this is one of those circles that I have always been fond of even though I do not consider myself a lolita ^^ just a big fan who likes to buy cute things which cross over to brands from this style sometimes! I actually had several pieces I was able to match together for this event that I had purchased randomly over the last year or two! Lucky!
I love Angelic Pretty necklaces so much! The socks are actually by “Secret shop” but match perfectly!
It also gave me a chance to use the beautiful cake ring my dear friend Cicely Margo sent me! I LOVE her!!
Betsey Johnson has this ring *_* why you so awesome Cicely?
This meetup took place at 티앙팡 Tea Angpang in Edae, and was Sailor themed~ but any cord was allowed.
티앙팡 Tea Angpang was SUPER cute, I am so glad I know about this place now! It actually has become one of my fave tea rooms
(You can see my feature on the location ♥HERE♥)
Everyone chatted and drank tea, nibbled on freshly baked cookies, and milk pudding in the shapes of hearts~ it was so lovely! The price to attend the party was 10,000 won I believe~ which got you drinks, snacks, and a goodie bag! It was extremely reasonable!!
Fruit tea with a rose ice cube!
티앙팡 is apparently known for having yummy milk pudding with red bean topping~ it was very creamy and smooth, but the cheesecake was also extremely delicious. Everything came out on lovely plates of course ♥
Korea overall had several hundred Lolita girls in the community, so everyone seems to know each other very well and it had a nice close-knit feeling. At this event I believe 25-30 Lolita attended~ most from around Seoul, but some also came from outside the city!
Everyone was very sweet and friendly ~ So many unique cords too! Hardly anyone was head to toe one set or brand which I think makes it a lot more interesting VS buying the whole outfit right off the store shelf. You could really see different styles and self expression come through in the girls outfits ♥
At this event I was actually not the only foreigner! I got to meet Rachel who is a teacher here from the USA, and Karmen who was vacationing from Singapore! It was really nice to chat with girls in English again~ it has been a while haha!
I also got to meet Eura who was amazingly sweet + the very talented Sora who actually draws a lot of the lolita textile art (Lief)
Cutest feet in Korea that day ♥
Karmen’s beautiful hair accessories!
I got to meet Haenuli at last! I had been talking to her on facebook for a few weeks prior because I wanted to interview her for the blog~ she is so much fun and her English is great ^^ Expect a brand feature on her and the other designers soon ♥
So many cute outfits~ Lots of pretty straw hats for this meet up ♥
The lolita in the blue had my favorite outfit out of the whole meetup, it was so pretty, fun, and seemed so wearable on a regular basis! She also had the Vivienne Westwood jelly wing shoes on with it~ I wish I had snapped a full body shot of the whole thing!
Both of these brands sell online to the English-speaking Lolita community and both designers actually speak wonderful English if you are interested in placing orders. The brand Dear Margret was also there, she had lots of cute goodies to sell and her own super cute sailor dress ♥ !!
Everyone crowds the front to view the new dress designs including the custom-made fabric from both brands
In the front of the room several Korean Lolita brands set up tables to showcase new designs they were making for the season so people could see samples in person and place pre-orders on items. The quality of the dresses was so beautiful for the prices, and if you attend the events you could pre-order them for slightly less~ so I can see the appeal of attending the events if you like to buy dresses from local designers!
At the end of the party each of the 3 designers had a special prize to give out~ so a massive game of Rock, Paper, Scissors was held!
Rachel won an adorable Dear Margret sailor hat!!!
She said she plays this game with her students a lot so now she is a pro! lol
After the party was over everyone went outside to take photos together.
Lovely Miss Mana from Baroque tries to organize everyone♥ Ahhh I love her sailor dress so much!
I loved both of these outfits a lot~ look at the poodle bag+ pretty flowers in the other girls straw bonnet!
I gave a few of my Space Girl limited prints to the event organizers to thank them for inviting me ♥ xoxox
So that was my very first Lolita meetup AND Korean Lolita meetup! I really can’t wait for the next one in a few months because it was such a wonderful experience and I got to make some beautiful new friends ♥
PS. big thanks to Rachel and anyone else who uploaded photos online from the event! At the time of this party I did not have my proper camera, so since the room was dim I could not take any of my own photos *_*