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OUTFIT POST: Konichiwa, Bitches!


Hey everyone,

Remember me, that girl who used to blog?

I've needed a few weeks off the grid, and have been spending quality time with my friends before I go off travelling.

My friend Grahame recently returned from working in Japan, and ever since we have been hounding him to make us delicious food, and last night we had a wonderful themed soiree.

Some of the first fashion blogs I started following on Livejournal were Japanese street fashion blogs, specifically Decora, Kodona and Lolita styles.
So as there was a Japanese inspired dress code for Grahame's party, I went for Harajuku/Elegant Gothic Lolita inspired look:



DRESS: Matalan
COLLAR: Luminia
PETTICOAT: eBay
BAG: Topshop via Lillian's blog sale
NECKLACE: Primark
HAIRBAND: Primark
SHOES: Office



CIRCLE LENSES: c/o Lens Village
FOUNDATION: Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 200/Soft Beige
POWDER: Illamasqua 135
EYELINER: Rimmel Glam'Eyes Liquid Liner
EYELASHES: eBay
EYEBROWS: Wet N Wild Brow Palette
LIPSTICK: Gash by Urban Decay

Makeup wise I went for a dolly girl look with a matte finish to my foundation, my largest eyelashes on top and under lashes on the bottom. 
I also added my new circle lenses (these ones) sent by the lovely people at LensVillage.com

Despite the great enlargement and colour payoff, they are incredibly comfortable. 
Even with my sensitive eyes, I never felt aware of having them in!

Late night research for my outfit...

Grahame wrote all our names in Kanji for decoration - however this is the Kanji for 'banter.'
(Grahame used to write a blog called Japanter)

The menu

First course was sushi - we then went on to have tempura, miso soup, plum wine and sake.

It was such a fun night! 
I'm guessing when I get back from Australia I'll be asked to prepare a barbecue in return - hope so! 

Finally, I'll leave you with some of my favourite Japanese music. 
I don't pretend to be an expert in J-Pop/J-Rock, but these are some songs which have made their way onto my iPod over the years:








Muchos love, 
MessyCarla.


17 comments:

  1. OMG Carla! You look amazing! Love the close up pics, your face looks really good! xx

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  2. AHH I USED TO LOVE POLYSICS!

    Love the outfit, and your make up is lovely! x

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  3. Such a cool outfit, I love the contacts too xx

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  4. looking gorgeous, how cute is that bag!! xx

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  5. Your eyes look great. Love it!
    This post reminds me of that British (I think) girl who became famous in Japan via Youtube! It's really going to bug me what her name is, so I'm going to have to go and Google it...

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  6. Ah! Most adorable outfit ever! I love it! I have that lovely collar too!

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  7. Ah you look amazing, I love the accessories (those shoes!) and your make up is fantastic!

    Maria xxx

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  8. Wow, you look fabulous! That dress is super gorgeous can't believe its from Matalan!

    Just Smile.
    xo

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  9. Australians eat more than barbeques, that's a bit stereotypical!!

    But can't wait to see what you get up to over here :)

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  10. VintageGirl87: Aww thank you girl - and you're looking fineeee yourself lately. I can't believe where you've disappeared to! :D

    Lauren: Oh God me too - when I was an electrokid I was trying to save up some money for a pair of Polysics shades - they were about £75 to ship from Japan!

    Law: Cheers, love! <3

    Hola Bambi: I know I love it so much - I love kitschy bags!

    Aimee Marie: Ahh you mean Beckii Cruel? I love her - she gets a lot of stick, but I think she seems a very sweet, pleasant girl! :)

    Bianca J: I love the collar, I just wish I knew how to tie a pretty bow!

    Maria Fallon: Haha I do love my clunky shoes - but they make me feel a little gothtastic!

    Natalie Mulford: Thanks girl! :D

    Michelle: Yep - I don't have a lot of things from Matalan but when I saw it coming into store I had to snap it up!

    Nichola: Oh I know - I was just teasing but sorry if I've offended you! :) xx

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  11. i love your outfit and i really want the red heart shape bag :3 the food looks delicious too :3

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  12. Aghhh I find circle lenses really creepy! :O You look gorgeous though, I love your outfit so much!

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  13. Nice post. I love the styling in those photos. It made me smile! SO much gorgeousness. Thanks for the post..:)
    Online Fashion Australia

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  14. wow..you are gorgeous:) can we follow each other?

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  15. I love everything about this outfit!
    Sometimes you just need a little crazy Jpop. ;)

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