Saturday, 1 September 2012

Blog Update - Fashion show and career

Hello again  ♪

Remember when I posted the WIP pic of the Roccoco dress I was working on?
Probably not. However I finished it in February/March and we had our school's fashion show in April. 

I worked about 120 hours on the dress and spent about 300€ for the materials. 
I used up about 20 meters of fabric! And I don't even wanna know how much lace. I'm really satisfied with the result though! ♪(ノ ´∀`*)ノ 

Do you like it?

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In the first semester of this school year we worked on historical garments such as the Roccoco dress.
In the second semester we were being prepared for the Master Tailor's exam.
Summary: 2nd semester sucked and drained all my energy.

A whole semester of sewing the same stupid jacket over and over again for the same person so I'd fit like a glove when it gets serious. Didn't work out thaaaat well though. However I passed the practical and the oral Master Tailor's exam.

So now I am officially a MASTER TAILOR!! OMAGAAAWD! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

My mom bought me that cute signboard. It says certified master tailor!

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And no - my story's not over yet.

I applied at an art university for the subject Textile Arts and got invited to the entrance exam which lasted 3 days. I got accepted!! So that means I'll study Textile Arts and English as lectureship - studying to be a teacher so to speak. 
Japanese wasn't available. D'oh. ( ; w;)ノ 

Last but not least I set up a small online portfolio on deviantart.

Let me know if you like it!

Pato ▽

Friday, 31 August 2012

Blog Update - Trip to Venice Carnival

Hello everyone ♪

It's been quite some time since I posted on here. I'm really sorry for not blogging but idk I just didn't feel like and I've been so busy. However I'm REALLY planning to post more on here again.

A lot of stuff happened since February. There will be a few update posts. Let's start with Venice. After my holidays in the Netherlands I went to the Carnival of Venice for 2 days with my classmates. We went there by train which was horrible. The trip was nice though.

Anyways. Pictures here!

In the hotel

Cute jewellery shoppe!

Kawaii Jelly Bags!

Cute lace collars!

Neat costumes!

Yeah so that was my trip to Venice in pictures!

Pato  ♪

Sunday, 19 February 2012

NL Trip Feb '12

Hello there!

It's been a week since I got back from NL and I didn't have time to blog about it yet.
But here we go!~


I've been to the Netherlands from 3rd Feb to 12th. I stayed at my friend Mika's place and got to meet the people he lives with! It was fun! We also cooked nearly every day so I got to know some new Japanese recipes and such!

I travelled to Amsterdam, Leiden, Den Haag and Utrecht so I've been to quite some places during my stay. I also got to meet my friends Irene, Mali and Gerben.


Anyways here are the pics I wanted to share!

Kawaii kitten handluggage trolley! I should've bought it.

Cute beads shop!

Bunny in petshop

All-you-can-eat the Japanese way!

Frozen canals in Leiden! It's been really cold outside.

Awesome vintage shoppe in Amsterdam!

Lovely lilac chandelier from Xenos. Waaant!

Cute pink kitschy store! Loved it!

Mali, Irene and my drinks!

Lace and trims everywhere! Went crazy there. XD

Irene, me and Mali!

Awesome pancake-ish thingies in Amsterdam!


Well that's my trip in pictures!

I still have to take pics of all the stuff I bought there.
I had a lot of fun there watching nice movies, going out (once!), shopping and generally spending time with amazing people. I hope I can go back there someday again! /miss


Friday, 27 January 2012

Up to date

Herro there!
How is everyone?


I am doing fine at the moment. The first term is pretty much over and I'm really happy with my results. I am still working on my Roccoco dress and I should get it done by next Friday.

Last time I wrote that I might fly to NL again and I decided to go for it. I booked the flight and will be staying at my friend Mika's place from 3rd to 12th February. Yay!
I am really looking forward to it and I'm trying to make some money to go on a shopaholic shopping spree there. I hope I can as well some other people I met last time again.


I also wanted to share some detail shots of the corset I made in school.


Anyways - speaking of my Roccoco dress I thought I might share the current version which is still yet to be finished. I am currently working on the skirt and gonna cluster it with beads, bows, lace and shizzle after that~

I decided to dye my hair today. I was aiming for a light, reddish brunette. However the person at the hairstylist supply store told me I had to bleach my hair before so I can get the desired colour. Did not really work that way. I'm pretty much blonde now. I still don't know how to feel about it. The good thing is that I like the actual colour - it looks vanilla-ish with a hint of honey. Let me know how you feel about it, will ya?

That's it again! Nothing more to contribute at the moment. My life's been busy with school, work and sleep. I also recently started to seriously learn Japanese. Well, so.. I will have a lot to post when I'm back from NL again I think.


Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Hello there!
I've been tagged by my friend Miko!

I'm really glad she did tag me because I didn't update here in AGES! Which I will do soonish. :) Lots of news!

Anyways - here it is!

11 facts about me:

1. I'm supposed to wear glasses when I'm doing needlework or am studying
2. I have a collection of lace and ribbons
3. I love Lipsmackers
4. I don't really read any books but fashion related ones
5. I love to travel and get to know people and places
6. I'm fascinated by foreign languages
7. I have a really good memory
8. I'm a cat person
9. I love pasta
10. I play World of Warcraft
11. I love tasteful 2nd hand stuff

11 questions I need to answer:

1. Who is your biggest inspiration?
I'd say Japan's fashionable youth :P

2. What would you prefer: Games or Fashion?
Fashion. Though I love to combine both if possible

3. Do you have a tumblr/twitter account?
Yup. princepacchan on tumblr. Link is on my blog!

4. What was your favourite TV show when you where a child?
Sailor Moon and Batman The Animated Series

5. Are you satisfied with your looks?
Hard one. I kind of am but not yet with my physique.

6. Fur/fake fur/no fur?
Preferably real fur. I don't mind nice looking fake fur though

7. What is the main color in your closet?
*cough* Black? I guess there's a lot of grey as well.

8. If you could choose where would you like to be born in your next life (assuming something like rebirth existed)?
Cat, I'm a kitty cat!

9. What is your absolute favourite food?

10. Coke/Pepsi/Dr.Pepper/Red Bull Cola?
Diet coke

11. What's your favourite fashion style?
Can't really answer that. I am stunned by mori girl, dolly kei and fairy kei at the moment~

Now I am supposed to tag 11 people. I really can't be bothered - I'm sorry. XD

Anyways if you want to do the survey as well, here are 11 questions!

1. How's your relationship with your parents?
2. Do you prefer reading or watching a movie?
3. Who is your favorite style icon?
4. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
5. What hair styling products do you use?
6. How do you figure out what to wear in the morning?
7. What do you usually drink?
8. What's your favorite fashion brand?
9. What is your ultimate dream/wish?
10. Who do you look up to?
11. Do you have any hobbies or interests that you're embarrased about?