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Finally a competition open to international readers too, I hope you all enjoy it ^_^
One Day in Paradise is to date Australia’s first and only local Lolita store and they celebrated their second anniversary this past weekend 😀
While I personally no longer wear Lolita fashion I do still enjoy seeing it on others and I know that lots of my readers wear the fashion so when Marie (the owner) invited me along I was delighted to see what they were doing!
Early that morning Marie came over and I helped her out with her hair, she really enjoyed my tutorial on over the head plaits so she borrowed some of my flowers and I tried out the style on her. This proves that even those with short hair can try it because Marie’s hair is barely shoulder length!
The store is located over at 248 Johnston Street and shares a shop with Visage and Vicewho sell mostly gothic clothing. Make sure you go type the suburb as Fitzroy into your GPS when you go otherwise you’ll end up walking like 10 extra blocks because there is a second 248 Johnston St in the next suburb over XD Yes ok I am speaking from experience on that one and no it’s not fun to walk the 10 blocks in the middle of an unseasonal storm especially when you’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time on your hair and make up for a party only to have it completely ruined by aforementioned rain!
Once you see this in the window though you’ll be ok:
Inside the first room might be a little bit of unfamiliar territory for the sweeter Lolitas 😉 Keep going up the back of the store though and you’ll spot a trail of arrows leading towards the frills!
Follow the arrows…
You might feel like Alice down the rabbit hole at this point but you’re almost there!
The further you go, the pinker it gets XD
And you made it safely!
Now before we get to the party, here’s some info about One Day in Paradise:
So on to the party!
The place was descended on by about 30 Lolitas so all of this yummy food was gone in a flash! Hot tea on tap and everyone was very happy ^_^
It was a lovely setting for everyone to chat and meet/catch up with each other.
Of course with that many like minded girls in one place there was a whooole lot of shopping to be done XD
I didn’t get a chance to do any shopping because I was busy being behind the camera interviewing all the girls for a video about the store which is at the bottom of the post ^_^
Of course when I spotted a Jesus Diamante dress at the back of the rack I had to play with it at least XD Think I should go back and get it?
Completely unrelated but I totally also wanted this awesome leopard print shower cap XD
There were lots of girls meeting for the first time…
And of course lots of old friends…
There was even an artist sketching people ^_^
At the end of the night Marie gave a little speach thanking everyone and outlining her plans for the new year.
I got to catch up with Stephy, the owner of Visage and Vise^_^
And of course Marie! I wanted to steal her dress so badly because it was just lovely!
You can see the rest of the photos in the slide show below…
And here is the video of the interviews…
So to celebrate One Day in Paradise’s second anniversary, it’s giveaway time!!
Up for grabs is a AU$100 gift voucher to One Day in Paradise to be used by the end of January 2011. This giveaway is open to everyone including international readers!
This competition is now closed!
What you need to do:
-Be a follower of this blog (either by Google Friend Connect or RSS and yes I will check this)
-Leave a comment saying what on their website you would spend your voucher on.
-Please use a valid email address!
This giveaway will be open for 7 days until midnight Melbourne Australia time 29th January 2010 and the winner will be picked at random.
I can’t wait to see what you all would pick, good luck everyone!