fredag den 29. juli 2011

Louis Vuitton speeding by

For my birthday I wished for money from my family because I wanted to buy a very special hand bag. That bill says "Happy Birthday Liv!" And today I spent them all.

This is my excited face. And my attempt at being a bit stylish, so that the clerks in Louis Vuitton wouldn't give me dark looks, haha.

And I came home carrying the most expensive thing I have ever bought. Oh wow, it seemed so odd to have used so many kroners in just one day. Still does. But I have been adoring these bags for 3 years now.

Certificate and wrapping bag... And my baby in all its glory. It's a Speedy in size 35.

Seriously, I am so happy right now haha. The after-purchase chock has subsided a bit and I think I am ready to fully enjoy my new acquirement.

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What am I doing? I don't even bloody know. The bag is multi-attributive - can also be used as a hat! (?)
Happiness gives the oddest of reactions you know.


torsdag den 28. juli 2011

Partir à Paris! Convention part

Now for the main reason I journeyed to Paris! Japan Expo's 12th impact took place in Paris du Nord. I went with 7 other Danes, some invited to the European Cosplay Gathering, some just there for fun.

I brought my Kim Possible cosplay and wore it on Friday, because we were going to shoot by the Eiffel Tower (since that's where Kim always fights off the bad guys in France). Boy, was it cold. I ended up wearing my jeans on my arms just to keep warm.

The venue was. so. big. Enormous! It took half an hour to get from one part of the location to another. Also due to the many people participating. It was said to be around 200.000?!

Sørine and Abena was the Danish group in the ECG. Here in their Utena cosplays. So many people stopped them all the time. It seriously took us an hour to get to the gardens, which usually took 5-10 minutes. Crazy.

I made my Paprika cosplay for Japan Expo and wore it Saturday. It was so comfortable to walk around in, haha!
Usually I never drink Coke, since I don't like how the bubbles go up in my nose, but I really drank a lot this weekend. You just needed the energy. Sørine mistakenly tore her clip off her Coke, haha.

Mona was the solo representative for Denmark. Here in Sailor Moon. I snapped some pictures of all three girls, and while prepping for Abena and Sørine's shoot a father wanted to take a photo of Mona and his child. But she was more interested in me/my camera, haha.

I was so annoyed! I had bought black lenses for this cosplay, but my eyes were so dried out that I didn't dare wear them. Why even buy them, then? But oh well, it didn't matter since no one recognized me other than the Danes.

I stayed at the same hotel as all the ECG cosplayers and got to talk well with a lot of them. It was really fun to meet new people and share experiences. Kimberly and Abena looked so cute with their desserts!

Nerdy lego. Hogwarts castle and Star Wars. The castle was amazing, complete with the Great Hall, dormitories and all.

The. scale. of. the. location! Still blows my mind.
My reason for cosplaying Paprika was the fact that Expo held an exhibition in memory of Satoshi Kon. I found it Saturday.

Some pieces were focused on just one of Satoshi Kon's creations while others were a collection of almost all of his works.

I loved that first painting. So touching.

One booth in the Expo had these paper figurines. They were utterly incredible. Look at that Sleeping Beauty castle! And Woody was adorable.

A Hoggy Warty Hogwarts table to promote the Tour of the Set opening in 2012. And a mass of Polaroids!

Abena, Sørine and myself went in the Pokemon bus. You "flew" to the Pokemon world and then had to battle your way to find some new Pokemon on the DSs. Apparently Sørine was the first to have ever found it in time!

We held a snack-party at the hotel, where all the countries had brought snacks from their home country. We Danes brought liquorish and Toms chocolate turtles. The Toms candy was a big hit, haha.

The cosplay/event stage was huge. 40.000 people could fit in there and there were every kind of lighting up there. And 4 big screens so that every one could follow what was going on up on the stage. I watched the ECG show, the WCS selections, the Comic Con show and a concert with movie soundtracks (from Harry Potter etc.).

Gross-yet-sort-of-amazing tea-ish drink sold at the convention. And me fist-bumping with Mr. Green Lantern.


søndag den 24. juli 2011

Partir à Paris! Cultural part

Before traveling to Malaga with my family, I went to Paris with some friends! I've been to Paris 3 times before - but it had been 7 years since the last time. I thought I knew the city so much better from my previous stays than I actually did.

Last time I went in the Notre Dame cathedral and in my head it was small and unimpressive. It was everything but. I loved the feel of it because - and I know it may be a lame reason - I had so many songs from The Hunchback from Notre Dame going on in my head and I was astonished to see how alike the movie-cathedral and the real one were.

Esmaralda sings while walkinggggg. That was all I could think of in there.
And some delicious Korean food. It was my first time tasting Korean food, haha.

I love gates and gateways. Seriously sighed audibly over that golden gate there.

Yours truly reflected in sunglasses, Louvre pyramids and funky art inside the main pyramid.

Modern, antic and classic art where everywhere in the Louvre. It was my first time visiting and was actually the only thing I was craving to see. It was really fun seeing a lot of pieces I've seen in study books during my art class last year.

Of course we saw Mona. Surrounded by tourists flashing her face every second. Man, no wonder she's breaking... I was surprised of how big she was! I've heard how small she should be and had expected a tiny painting.

I loved how much the museum changed all the time. One minute it was royally dolled up with gold all over, another it was raw and modern.

Hercules punching her arms offfff - remember that from the movie? I think she's a Venus... And some headless angel?

Funky mirror in a "royal" room. And big-ass staircase.

Walking around the city we found this bridge! There were countless love locks and I just thought it was incredibly sweet. But then again, sometimes love isn't wanted. And maybe she was a bitch?

An adorable couple on that very bridge. Sun setting. Romantic, yes?
And I'm pretty proud of that first photo, haha!

There are so many quirky shops in Paris! I loved these two - the retro chocolate shop and the pinkPINKpink perfumery.

I find the Metro signs very sci-fi-looking. And yes, I am just chilling in the middle of the street.

LOOOVING Paris. Can you tell?

L'Opera is so sublime. We didn't have time to enter, but even the facade took my breath away.

But some of my followers may wonder... Wasn't I supposed to participate in Japan Expo in Paris? Wasn't that the entire reason for my going? Yes it was. And the con-stuff will come in the next post.