angelic pretty made their canadian debut at anime revolution (AR) in vancouver (which is where i live X3), and hosted a fashion show, dealer's booth, and tea party. i didn’t go to the fashion show but i attended the tea party ヽ( ・▽・ )ﾉ ﾗｧｰﾝ♪
(x-posted to egl comm)
Aug 18 - Angelic Pretty tea party at AR
photos are from tina (thank you!) or myself
the designers, maki & asuka in musee du chocolat <3
AR was held at the vancouver convention center, which is connected to the pan pacific hotel so the tea party was held there.
"tiket"-s lol were $50; at first they also required a con badge (which were $75 at door) but took down that requirement few days before the con XD;;;; im guessing it was too expensive and they didnt get enough interests? XD;;;;;
we all gathered around 2pm, lined up to get our names checked, and received a pin with a number for the raffle and best dressed contest. there were about 50 attendees.
the tea party was buffet style with a selection of tea bags and coffee.
my friends and i were near the end of the line so most of the seats were taken and desserts were running low (> <) so maki and asuka kindly helped us all sit together and brought us food (*ﾉ▽ﾉ)ｷｬｯ
they asked us to vote for the best dresser by writing her/his number on the sheet :)
maki & asuka introduced AP's newest print, musee du chocolat
they explained it was a museum made of chocolate and how delicious everything looks, esp the melting frames lol. also mentioned the different styles and accessories that were going to be available (it was not for sale yet).
another new print, lyrical bunny chan paper dolls, worn by the san fran AP staff. i think it was re-named fancy paper dolls afterwards?
they said something about it never been shown before but i cant remember XD;;;;
onto the raffle prizes! <3
everything looked wonderful! there were socks, accessories, pass holders, wallets, cake hat, lyrical bunny chan bag, and 2 sets of dresses :) i kept telling latie how nice the royal cards wallets looked ( ﾟдﾟ)ﾎｽｨ
lyrical bunny chan looks angry lol
maki & asuka drew numbers from the box and put the prizes in shop bags afterwards
lovely ladies who won socks <3 including gaily and tamie (oﾟ∀ﾟ从ﾟ∀ﾟo)ﾔｯﾀｧ
helena won a necklace!
pass cases winners ヽ(´∀｀ヽ)
and i won the wallet!!! i couldnt believe my luck (;w; ) i use it everyday now, it's so cute ヽ(〃∀〃)ﾉ♪
it was cute how she put it up to her face XD
attendees who didnt win anything got a very pretty imai kira postcard set.
almost everyone at our table won something! we were a very lucky table XD
then the vancouver lolita presented AP with a gift <3 bag of canadian souveniors and a photo book :)
they were so happy! maki looked like she was going to cry lol
the best dressers were then announced!
runner up <3 i love her use of colors (n´v｀n) she won a cute candle.
and the winner was tamie!! congrats oneesama!!! ヽ(*ﾟ∀ﾟ*)ﾉﾜｰｲ (i voted for her too XD)
she added embroideries to her party princess op for a gorgeous rococo look
tamie won an original drawing from maki X3
asuka encouraged us to take lots of pictures and eat more, but there was no food left lol
the following are mostly photos of myself with friends and AP. sorry i dont have photos of all the attendees! i didnt do much mingling XD;;;;
i prefer AP's older collection, so wore a classical (aka old school) OP. the rest of my coord is from babyssb. i originally wanted to make a fancy headdress but got sick and ran out of time so kept it simple OTL
with my angelpolis hime loli girls <3 sharon, helena, tamie :)
and latie hime <3 she is a dear friend who just came back from living in paris and toronto, we missed her so much---
baby blue girls
pretty in black
me, tamie, gaily and tina X3 thank you tina for letting me use your photos <3
being stereotypical asians with asuka lol. she was really friendly and talkative (′▽`o人) we talked a lot in dealer's too and turns out we're from the same prefecture and our uncles work for the same organization in japan lol small world XD
with maki (ﾉω＼*)
maki & asuka were both very sweet and approachable :) they kept saying how they wanted to come back to vancouver again (´∪｀*人)ｳﾚｼｲ♪
a lot of girls were getting photos and autographs so i got my shop bag signed as well lol XD
AP divided us into 2 for group photos; there were too many of us to fit in one pic. unfortunately i only have this one...(does anyone have the other half?)
as the party ended, maki & asuka handed out gift bags containing a badge, catalog and candy X3
also in the photo is the wallet i won with autographed bag XD
i had a very good time ヽ(〃v〃)ﾉ the AP staff was wonderful, and it was a pleasure seeing the local girls in so many different AP dresses and coordinates. very happy i had the chance to go!
AP's dealer booth. maki & asuka were there most of the time chatting with customers
i was also mostly in the dealer's room helping my friends' tables (or hanging around in back lol), so they waved every time i saw them after hours (;w; ) so nice!!!
photo from the fashion show ヾ(*´∀)(∀｀*)ﾉ everyone looks fabulous and so proud of my friends <3 (i couldnt enter as rehearsal times were during work OTL...)
video from anime revolution. maki & asuka talk near the end :)
and AP's coverage (japanese) on the tea party ヾ(o ･∀･)ﾉﾋｬｯﾎ-ｩ♪
hope you enjoyed it, thank you for looking!
(if you were an attendee and would like anything removed or changed, please let me know!)
(edit Oct 14 - added counter for monitoring...im having bandwidth problems)