вторник, 4 марта 2014 г.

A report on Helsinki Lolita Convention (Hellocon)

Today I finally publish a report on Hellocon! It was on 1st February 2014, Saturday. Our russian loli group (Katou Noir, Hide Vi, Feba, Spiro with her husband Nemutaisama and me) arrived to Helsinki on Thursday, so we had enough time to look around the city and see some of the sights.
On Friday very friendly finnish aristocrat Toni invited us to have a cup of tea at the famous among finnish lolitas tea room. Of course we accepted the invitation! Only Feba stayed at the hotel because she got frozen during our walk and in addition she had to make some of accessories for the convention on the next day (she brought to Hellocon her own shop – Moon bunny). We had a very nice evening full of talks, thanks Toni!



Next day we woke up early to have enough time to get ready for convention! I chosen to wear Wonder Cookie JSK (initially I wanted to wear Fancy Paper Dolls JSK but I noticed a small smudge on it and I had no time to wash it properly) and pink and fuzzy accessories like My Melody mittens and Tokyo Disney Hat (the special hat for Tokyo Disneyland 30th Anniversary). It was very nice and colorful outfit with a little allusion to the winter time :) Usually winter is cold and snowy in the Nordic countries so you will need warm hat and gloves more than likely ^^
Feba and me left the hotel first because Feba had to be at the Convention before opening as a shop owner. And I was her helper ^^ Our hotel was not so far away from Convention so we had managed this destinations in 20-30 minutes by foot!
We entered without line of course and right off the bat started prepare Moon Bunny shop table!
Feba and Inu (Moon bunny owners) make adorable handmade accessories!


















Then I decided to look round and take view of other shops. Just next to us was a table of Atelier Pierrot! And beautiful Yuko Ashizawa herself was a shop-girl!!! Oh wow I didn't expect it XD So I felt shy... But Spiro was more friendly and talked to her 

On this pic you can see Spiro speaking with Yuko and Toni - the guy with long blonde hair in the hat! I don't know why but I didn't take good pic of him neither at our little meet-up on Friday nor at Hellocon -_-

I asked Yuko for pic after all XD




Next to Moon bunny from the other side was a cute items shop with super sweet and lovely sisters-owners!!! They are so kawaii~






And their shop was full of cuteness!











Then I saw counter of korean lolita brand Baroque!








Some pics of other interesting shops









I have to say that at Hellocon I didn't sit in the auditorium all the time. The big part of the day I spent at the Moon Bunny table as a helper, also I was walking around at the second floor with flea market and workshop room (I attended one workshop called 'Lolita tips and tricks' holded by Laura, it was quite nice in spite of the fact it was not what I expected XD)  and simple chatting with my friends and some finnish lolitas.

But I had seen a lot of scene performances too! Very interesting part of it was the interview with famous japanese model Midori Fukasawa!
Anyone could ask a question and Midori answered all of thоse! She asked some questions about European lolitas too :)









Then Midori went to second floor to make some photos. And we (Spiro, Nemutaisama and me) followed her *,,*





We asked Midori to take picture with her and she said 'Of course!' *______*


Also she wanted to take pic with Toni :) What a beautiful couple!

Aaand at this moment we had a chance to chat a little with Midori! It was so sweet~ ♥ We told her that we are from Russia, she was very surprised about it!
Ahaha and looking at my hat she asked if I was at Tokyo Disneyland lately and what is my favorite Disney  ride! XDD
After our little conversation Midori asked to take pic with us for her blog! And she had posted it I had checked XDDD


Well... It's time to post some random pics of my friends!

Feba at the Moon Bunny table



Pirate Spiro!

Gentleman's club XD


Hide Vi and Katou Noir (who just arrived)!

Selfie ^^


Nemutaisama with my pony bag!! XD



Next was a fashion show included a few local brands, korean brands Lief and Baroque and Atelier Pierrot! 
Here are some not very good pics (-_-)





Midori was modeling too!



Next point on the program was designers panel in which Feba as a designer was attending!
They told about their creations, inspiration and so on~

Talking about inspiration - this girl's outfit inspired by Russia! ^^

After designer panel it was very interesting performance called 'Dancing Doll's'. The idea was that girls in lolita outfits were dancing in different styles. And there were pole dance too!!! 0_0
Anyway it looked beautiful :)



Wow I can't believe in it but it was last performance at Hellocon, so my report is over! XD
Hope you enjoyed it~

My outfit snap in the end ^^