Hello dear readers! How are you?
Just a simple outfit post today. I wore this to take Laurens Seiji for a walk in the park. My dress is by Victorian Maiden.
Hello dear readers! How are you?
Today I’ll tell you about a lovely cafe in Shimokitazawa. I noticed Sachi (Kokusyoku Sumire) and Reica Chatani posting about it, and I really wanted to go and check it out!
It’s called Babooshka and it’s a retro style cafe that displays and sells lovely handmade items like dolls and accessories, plus works of various artists. Kokusyoku Sumire have held concerts there and Atsuko Kaneda the artist and maker of delicious cakes works there. It is a perfect place for maidens!
I went there together with my friend Aviva who writes Solar Flight Voyage. We wore Russian-inspired outfits and of course we accessorised with babushkas!
Aviva bought something in Wonder Rocket in Shimokita and the staff took a polaroid of us for their customer photo wall. They also kindly took some extras for us to keep!
A close-up of my headscarf. I added flower accessories to it this time.
This onepiece is Victorian Maiden from around the early 200os. The skirt is so small that it’s not possible to wear anything but the flattest petticoat. I don’t mind that though, flat skirts are very handy for everyday wear! I like this dress very much, and I actually got it the first time I visited Babooshka a couple of weeks previously when they had a flea market there. Everyone was so kind! My bag is Innocent World, blouse is Gunne Sax and other bits and bobs are second hand and offbrand.
The way the cakes are served is so pretty, and they are totally delicious too! I’ve had chiffon cake and cheesecake, both so good. There’s also a selection of hot and cold drinks and you can get pasta and curry too!
The interior is so quaint and cute, and full of my favourite things like antique toys and pictures of pretty girls! There is a whole wall of adorable bunka dolls, old and new. I just want to live here!
Since we had matching outfits I thought it would be cute to do purikura. It came out pretty well! I’m still not very good at decorating but I decided I like this machine called Milk Beauty because it has lots of stupid stickers with quotes about milk and it makes you look like a baby.
I always have a nice time with Aviva and I’m looking forward to our next outing. If you have a chance to visit Babooshka, I really recommend it! I think it has a unique atmosphere and the staff are so kind, and it’s location in Shimokita makes for a nice day out. As I said it is perfect for maidens, but anyone could enjoy it I’m sure!
Babooshka is located five minutes walk from the South Exit of Shimokitazawa station. It is open every day except Wednesday from 12pm to 9pm. The address is Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa, 2 Chome−1−1.
Thanks for reading and see you again soon,
This post is going to be sort of bilingual. I have been thinking of doing this for some time since I want to practice and improve my Japanese. I am a bit shy because my Japanese is rather strange and broken but I will try my best. I hope it will not be distracting for people reading in English! If you have feedback, please let me know. And if you read English and Japanese, I recommend to only read the English part XD
Hello dear readers! How are you? Hope you are well.
This post is a follow-on from my last post, in which I gave some suggestion for making a coordinate inspired by the classic character Anne of Green Gables.
To be honest, I did not follow all my own advice, but I like the way it turned out! It does not look exactly like her, nor should it I think because I am not trying to make a cosplay, but you can see the inspiration. The boots, the gingham and the hairstyle are my favourite and most Anne-like points.
Coat: Victorian Maiden
Jumperskirt: Jane Marple
I wore a red-brown wig and put it into two plaits. It ought to be redder for Anne really but I thought the way the plaits turned up at the end was very cute!
On this day I decided to go to one of the cafes that a follower, Emu, recommended to me. Please check her blog, it’s full of cute things including reviews of many theme restaurants in Tokyo!
The cafe was Milky Way in Ikebukuro, which has a cosmic theme. There was a display of desserts which looked amazing!
It was basically a pasta bake with bacon and cream sauce plus five takoyaki, a runny egg, a piece of broccoli, demi-glace sauce and mayonnaise! It was very rich and I think a bit of a strange combination, but I enjoyed it. Luckily it left me with some space for dessert!
I ordered the murasaki imo (that’s sweet potato) parfait, which was the dessert for Gemini. According to the menu this is my star sign, but I’m pretty sure it’s not (my birthday is 17th July). There were banana pieces, an oreo, star shaped cookies, a murasaki imo, crackers for some reason, and the main part was a sponge base topped with vanilla ice cream with sweet potato cream piped around it like a mont blanc. I’m not fond of ice cream but I ate everything except that and the crackers. It did not look very pretty at the end and my stomach kind of hurt but it was yummy! Probably it would be better to go at tea time and just have a dessert, but I get up so late at weekends that my lunch and tea gets squashed together!
I did some shopping after that and actually got a brown eyeliner so that I could try out the freckles when I got home!
I don’t have freckles naturally, but I think they are very cute even if Anne hated hers! I tried to draw more on the bridge of my nose for a realistic effect, since truly freckled people have more there because that is the part that catches the sun most. Probably I placed some a bit too close to the end of my nose though!
I will practice more and maybe make a freckle tutorial! What do you think? Is there any tutorial you would particularly like to see from me?
Thank you for reading and see you again soon!
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