Saturday, 24 December 2011

Today's Christmas Eve!

Hello there.

Today's Christmas Eve! Eek! (´・ω・)ノ★*゚

Sorry I didn't really feel like blogging the last few weeks.
My life's quite busy with school, work and friends.

However I'm currently working on my historical roccoco costume in school. It's going quite well. Of course it's a shitload of work but I knew that before I even started.
The design changed a bit though. I went for a softer look focusing on creamy white and apricot. It's still gonna be clustered with pearls and lace though.

By the way I must have had my first blog anniversary without even noticing it. Haha :D Wish I'd be as active and inspired as I was when I began blogging.
I'm planning to go to NL again in the semester holidays! It was a kind of spontaneous idea. I'm working on a coat for my mom's friend and a vest for another friend of hers. So that's gonna at least cover the flight. Pretty excited actually. I didn't book yet but I'm planning the trip atm. Still need to decide where to stay for the most practical reasons.
My friend Mali worked on a BJD face up for me for some time. I told her I want something gyaru-inspired. I'm really happy with the result so I decided to share it here!


And last but not least a recent pic of myself. My hairstyle is so versatile! It's short everywhere but on the top. So I can style it, leave it unstyled, curl it, slick it back or whatever!

I love my fake fox fur scarf! H&M

Enjoy your holidays!

aka. Merry Christmas.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Lolita meet-up and artsy stuff

Hi theree!~~
How are you?


Last Saturday there's been a local Lolita meet-up that I attended. We met up in front of the Volkstheater and took some pictures.

We had to wait ages for everyone to arrive. Of course I was there 10 minutes too early just to be sure. Haha~ However when everyone was there we took some more pictures and asked a passenger to take a group pic of us. After that we had dinner at an Austrian restaurant.

Later there would've been a concert of the band Lolita Komplex but I wasn't able to attend that sadly. But I heard there's gonna be another one in December so it's not that bad.

Since I didn't know what to wear I've sewn a frilly shirt the night before.
Excuse my derpy face. Here's what I wore:

Tophat: customized by me
Black frilly shirt: made by me
Vampire Requiem vest: made by me; fabric from Oo Jia
Shorts: customized by me

I enjoy sewing rori-able stuff for myself! ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ


On Friday I went to a fabric store and bought lots of unnecessary stuff. As always.. ε-(´・`) フ

A lovely hot pink rep, a tiny white/peachy stripe and an old wooden spool of bordeaux yarn.

A soft, orange-y polka dot cotton, peachy lace trims and pearl buttons.

A light black white stripe, cotton lace trim and polyester lace.

As you can tell I'm slightly obsessed with lace.. (o*・ω・)ノ


I also promised to post more of the stuff I'm working on in school. For now all you get is the finished design. (ノ´∀`*)ノ

Gonna work with apricot-coloured brocade fabric, light rose-patterned organza and soft creamy grosgrain. And of course lots of lace, frills, bows and pearls! (ノ´∀`*)ノ

Next time I'll show you the almost-finished pannier underskirt!

Hope you liked this post!

Pato ☆ミ

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Hello theree~~ ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ
How are you?

I'm still busy/lazy/tired all the time. I guess I have something like a harvest depression! Can't stand the weather at the moment. It gets dark too fast for my taste..

However I thought I should share some stuff I made/bought the last few weeks.
Some weeks ago we had a subject called surface processing where we dyed some fabric samples. We used bleach, coffee, tea, beetroot, curry and manganese to dye. I was really surprised how easily you can change a garments/fabric's appearance just by putting it into some kind of brew. I decided to dye a fabric I'll use for my historical Rococo dress with black tea. And I also dyed some lace today!

The past few weeks I've also been wracking my brain about what to do after I finished this school in July. Either I'll find a nice job in the fashion industry or study something. I would also like to study Japanese in university but I'm not quite sure. I've also been toying with the idea of a make-up artist training. So much to think about.. (*´ο`*)=3 However I already bought a cheap eyeshadow palette if I really decide to go that way.

I've been working on the design of the historical dress and we have to hand in the final design on Tuesday. Today I went to a nearby scrapbooking store and bought some nice stuff! I really like that store and I'm gonna get more stuff there in the future.

I also bought a cute little mirror last week!
You can spot me inside. (ノ´∀`*)ノ

Next time I'll try to take some pics of the historical dress project I'm working on in school!
It's gonna be awesome~~

Pato ♪

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Kamikaze Girls 7th Anniversary

Hello there!

Sorry for not updating frequently. School is kind of tiring and I'm quite busy with everything!


However last Sunday we had a local Lolita meet-up in Vienna! Because of the 7th Anniversary of the iconic Lolita movie Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma Monogatari; jap) on October 23rd, we rented a cinema to watch the movie together! ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ

It was really cool to see the movie on such a big screen and with a nice sound! We watched it in Japanese with German subtitles. However I'm also really fond of the soundtrack. I'd link you my favorite song on it but sadly it's not on youtube ♪

I can really recommend the movie to anyone who's into Lolita or Japanese fashion in general. It's really funny and entertaining and you get to see loads of cute Baby, the Stars Shine Bright dresses~

One of the Lolitas gave everyone a little bag with small cupcakes inside. Cute, innit?

After the movie we had dinner at a ramen restaurant. I had La Mien noodles with chicken and it was quite good! I had a great time chatting about Rorita stuffs and personal life. And the movie was awesome of course!

Oh and I got my hair cut! Finally a new hairstyle. I've been dying to get my hair cut. What do you think about it? ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ I kinda like it so far.


Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Old times!

Hello there!
Today I finally had time for stuff I haven't done in some time. ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ

My friend Hanna came over after school and we cooked together. As I still had a package of peanut sauce laying around I bought in Den Haag, I figured we should eat french fries with mayonaise, onion and peanut sauce! Made me feel a little nostalgic about my trip last summer and I even looked through the pictures I took there~ (TεT)

It didn't taste exactly like the ones I had in NL but they were pretty good nevertheless!

After that we watched quite some episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" and we even decided to craft some deco sweets! Something I haven't done in ageeees. And I gotta say I kinda missed it.
I tried to make roses for the first time and they worked out okay-ish. Still need some improvement though. I hope I'll have more time for stuff like this in the future.

School's okay so far. Loads of hand sewing which kinda freaks me a bit out because my fingers always hurt after the lessons. However tomorrow I might go buy fabric for the Rococo dress I'll be sewing! Excited!~~ (ノ^_^)ノ

I'll also start looking for a weekend job since money's quite a bitch lately. I ended up using much more than I thought and not everythings working out the way I calculated.. Hard times.

I also want to get my hair cut soon! So tired of it. I really need a change!

Thanks for reading.

Pato ☆ミ

Saturday, 17 September 2011


Hello theree~~
How are you?

☆彡  ★彡  ☆彡  ★彡

First few weeks of school were nice and okay-ish. I'm happy with my schedule, my teachers and classmates. Next week I'll start sewing a corset I designed. Yay ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ

Yesterday after school I met up with my friend Nina who just got back from Korea. We went to buy some asian groceries and went to a coffeeshop afterwards. We had a nice talk about her trip to Korea and she showed me loads of pictures! I couldn't believe there actually were cat cafés because I've never heard of those. So cuteee~ (*≧▽≦)

I had a nice iced green tea and a chicken tikka bagel! I gotta say I love bagels since I've had one in NL!


And my friend also got me some cute stuff in Korea! (ノ´∀`*)ノ Sankyuu~
I got a cute Rilakkuma mobile charm and a squishy, soft, wubbly cleansing puff from Etude House! I can't help but to squish it all the time. I also got some nice samples from SKINFOOD and Holika Holika!

☆彡  ★彡  ☆彡  ★彡

Thanks for reading!

Pato ♪

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Luts Tea Party

Hello everyone~

Last week I've been to a tea party hosted by the Korean BJD company Luts.
The meet took place in a hotel in Vienna which was quite convenient since I live there now.

I had to apply to join the tea party and I got accepted! Altogether we were 8 participants and a lovely host! The host had her honeymoon in Austria so she decided to host the tea party there as well~~

Funny thing is that there were only two Austrian people. Including me. The others were from Germany and Hungary.

We had a nice chat about the company itself and BJDs in general. The host presented the tea party exclusive dolls, heads and outfit sets and I even ordered one of the outfit sets!

Afterwards we had time to take pictures of everyone's dolls and the limited ones. Here are some pics I took!


We also got some nice freebie stuff! A Luts headband for a person and a dolly, a cup with a Luts print and printed pictures!

I really enjoyed the tea party! I wish I'd have had a chance to meet more Austrian BJD collectors though! Too bad~


Friday, 26 August 2011

I'm alive!~~

Hello everyone!
Life's been quite busy the last few weeks. I've been working on some projects and been moving. I got a really nice flat in Vienna and will move there next week~~ ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ

I really feel sorry for not blogging in such a long time! Time really flies when I'm on holidays.. (ノ∇・、) The university application project is due to the 16th of September and I still got a lot of work to do. Lazy me~ I always do stuff the last possible moment. (*´ο`*)=3

Tomorrow morning I'll go to my flat again and I'll have to buy tickets for an upcoming Japan convention! I've also been busy sewing outfits for the convention~ I got some nice Lolita fabrics that I'm making outfits from~

This time I don't really have any pictures to share, just a small haul picture!

Cute rocking horse necklace in gold. I had one in an antique gold but I prefer this one!~ Also a really nice shirt and two pairs of socks from H&M.

And I also got my hair cut like... ages ago!

I'm happy I got it cut again! Shorter hair is just nicer to style and to play with. ☆ミ

Thanks for reading!~

Pato ☆ミ

Monday, 1 August 2011


Dottie by Prince Pacchan
Dottie, a photo by Prince Pacchan on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This is Dottie, Polka's twin!
They're a collaboration between my friend Irene (solarsenshi) and me!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Netherlands Day 7-11


This is the last part of my journey to the Netherlands. I want to go back already! (;´д` )

On the seventh day we went to Den Haag~ Irene introduced me to lots of cheap-ish shops! I love cheap shops in NL. We had lunch at Dutch fries with peanut sauce, mayonaise and onion. Love it! (σ^▽^)σ

We ate dessert at a place called Cheescake Company! I had summer berries cheesecake~

In a side street we found a cute Asian accessories shop! I bought quite some stuff there. (●>v<●)

Here's what I got:

Crafty stuff and lovely stickers~

Cute drippy strawberry keychain mirror and a nice cross necklace! ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆

Lovely ear piercings and a sailor-esque brooch~


On Monday we stayed at home playing games on the Playstation and doing crafty stuff~ I drafted some patterns for bigger sized BJDs.

That day I also had to send away some stuff I bought in NL because my luggage would've been overweight if not. Lol~ (*^_^;)


Tuesday was a day I've been really looking forward to! I met up with my friends Gerby and Mika and we went on a shopping spree in Amsterdam.
I kinda regret not bringing the cam to that trip..

I bought some nice cardigans at River's Island. God I LOVE that shop! Still need to take pics~

After some time walking through Amsterdam, to several clothes, books and shoe stores we had dinner at some random asian-esque whatever place! The food there was.. okay.
I had some weird soup with egg and rice and fried rice with chicken.

After that we thought it'd be fun to go have some cocktails at a bar. Of course I had to take the cocktail with the most ridiculous name ever: Red Panties.
(>ω<*)ノ ♥

I had lots of fun that day! Was nice to meet people you only know via the interwebz in person!~


Time passed by so quickly and it was the 13th already. That day I had to pack my suitcase and get some cheese prezzies! My plane left at 9.40 pm-ish.

While waiting at the airport I got myself some iced café latte at Starbucks.

My plane had some delay and I arrived at around 11.30 pm-ish in Munich.
I finally got home at 3 am. Ugh~~ Exhausing trip!


I really enjoyed my stay in NL and it was so nice meeting new people there! I also really liked the landscape: FLATNESS! haha~ However I want to go there again sometime!

Thanks for reading!

Pato ♥

Monday, 18 July 2011

On the spotlight: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Hey there fellow blog readers!


I decided to do a spotlight post on the japanese model/singer/student Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "The new face of Harajuku"!

I think a lot of people actually heard her debut song by now. How can you not? So I decided to do a little bit more research on Kyary, since I've been admiring her funny personality for quite some time! If you haven't seen the MV yet, here it is! (*≧▽≦)

I first found out about Kyary through tumblr. I saw her in several street fashion shots and I really liked her overall appearance. Her style is really experimental and refreshing! She's like a fashion icon~ Kyary was born on the 29th of January 1993 in Tokyo. She's known for her funny personality and she loves sharing silly photos of herself on her blog!

Kyary models for fashion magazines like Zipper and KERA and she's been discovered on the street. However she is also promoting the eyelashes brand "Harajuku Doll by Eyemazing"!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu runs a blog *clicky* on Ameba~ She said she wants to bring a revolution to the fashion industry. I hope she'll succeed!~~

She is inspired by Katy Perry's world and her skin is naturally white. Lucky her! As I mentioned before she loves to make funny faces.

However recently Kyary released her debut single PONPONPON. It's been produced by Perfume and Capsule main man Yasutaka Nakata. So that makes her music sound kinda Perfume-y but I don't mind that! Her first mini-album "Moshi Moshi Harajuku" , which will be released on August 17, 2011. I'm really looking forward to that! ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ And did you know that the set-up of the MV was designed by 6%dokidoki designer Sebastian? So cool!

Oh and in case you want to watch PONPONPON over and over again and sing along, like me, visit this page: *clicky*!!

I hope you're inspired by Kyary as much as I am! d(⌒o⌒)b


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Netherlands Day 4-6


On the 4th day of my journey to the Netherlands we went to Amsterdam!
Sadly I didn't bring my cam and my mobile's battery died so I couldn't take many pictures! (*´ο`*)=3

When we arrived there we went into a cheese shop!

Lol so typical Dutch! (^□^*)

We also had the most delicious aiju kurimu with whipped cream flavour!

And afterwards we went to the most amazing fabric store I've ever been to! I bought so much stuff thereeee~~ (*´ο`*)=3

Here's what I got in Amsterdam:

Cutesy Disney bags and random stuff

Pastell-y and white lace and trims!

Black lace and ribbons~


Friday was one of the days I was really looking forward to!
We had a high tea dolly meet~~

However I went to the Haagse Markt with Steff to buy some fabrics and lace. It was really cool there as well (ノ^_^)ノ

Here's my loot!

Cute satin ribbons, lace, pompom trim and some fabrics~

Afterwards we went to the high tea place near the beach in Den Haag! The weather was acting kind of weird. Windy and rainy. Glad we were insideee~

It was soo cool to meet some people I've only knows from dolly communities in real life! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ I had a great time!~~

Now doesn't that look lovely?

My redone Ichigo Pullip by solarsenshi being the strawberry-ish cream topping~

Of course I brought Rielle as well~

Maaike gave us the sweetest presents ever! Totally adorable, innit? ♪

After the high tea some of us went to Irene's place and we had a singstar x pizza party! So much fun ~~ ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ


On Saturday we didn't really do much. We just went out doing groceries and buying some stuff in Den Haag. Of course I went crazy while shopping..
( ̄ー ̄)

We spent the rest of the day doing crafty stuff and chilling around~

Lots of beads, funny fox tails and stationery!

More parts to come~~

Pacchan ♪