Japan Aurea: C’était pourri + Photos [Gyaru style]

 

Hey guys,

Hier [Samedi 27 Septembre 2014] je me suis rendue à la Japan Aurea 7ème édition à Vallauris, pour ma plus grande déception. Je m’y étais déjà rendue il y a 4ans, c’était pas top et il n’y avait personne, mais de ce fait, l’ambiance « bon enfant » était plutôt sympa [surtout que j’avais gagné un Art Book Magna Carta au tournoi Tekken].

Première chose, on arrive devant l’entrée, juste à la sortie du karaoké, ça croule de monde et il faut faire la queue. Faux espoirs dans ma tête. L’entrée coûte 2Euros pour les deux jours, c’est donc vraiment donné et ça donne envie d’y aller. On vous donne un petit bracelet jaune pour montrer que vous avez payé, ainsi qu’un ticket découpable comme quand vous allez au cinéma, sauf que personne découpe la partie découpable de votre ticket [?].

 

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C’est là que je croise Miyuki ♥, une amie de longue date, créatrice de la marque The Golden Rose pour qui j’ai défilé deux fois. Elle est déjà là depuis ce matin et n’a pas déjeuné parce qu‘il faut faire la queue pendant une heure pour se payer à manger, en plus la buvette a écoulé tout son stock de boissons.

L’évent se déroule à l’Espace Loisir, à l’intérieur ça ressemble à un gymnase, avec des gradins. Sur les trois dernières marches pour descendre à l’endroit où sont les stands, ils ont mis un tapis sur des câbles, toutes les filles en talons et plateformes se tordent les chevilles et manquent de tomber chaque fois qu’elles veulent prendre l’air. Il y a une quinzaine de stands. « La nouveauté 2014 : les tournois de jeux vidéo sur écran géant. » promise sur le site de la ville n’est pas là. Mis à part le dernier Zelda sur WiiU il n’y a aucun jeu innovant, et pas non plus de rétro gaming. Les joueurs du « tournoi » se partagent trois chaises. C’EST DE LA FOLIE.

En tout une quinzaine de stands sont présents, pas étonnant qu’il y en ait si peu puisque la Mairie fait payer 500E la place. Mis à part un stand d’origami et un stand de dessin [si si] il n’y a aucune activité. Un stand de bijoux fait main vend des bracelets à 25Euros.

En une heure, en traînant un peu, j’ai fait le tour et dit bonjour à tous ceux que je voulais voir. Perte de temps. Je n’y retournerai plus : )

 

Conclusion: Un évent qui ne coûte pas cher en parking.

 

PS: Quelques photos de mon makeup/hair/tenue quand même, sinon la rentabilité temps passé à se préparer par rapport au temps passé à l’expo serait pas top.

 

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Collier: Vivienne Westwood

Short: Bershka

Leggins: BijouxdeSeoul

Plateformes: Gojane

Bracelets: Claire’s

 

Bye guys : )

 

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Fall 2014 Trends – Sneakers

Hey guys,

I’ve already briefly talked about this trend in my Digital design trend article but sneakers are definitly a trend right now.

I’ve personnaly never been super found of sneakers until last year. I actually own only one pair of them, I really like this pair of shoes but I’m not super found of flat shoes as you guys might already know ; ) Here are some sneakers that I’ve been liking myself, alternatives to the basic ones:

Nasty Gal Sneakers: 68.43E

Jeffrey Campbell Sneakers: 115.77E

Converse Spiked Sneakers: 77.84E

CREEKS Sneakers: 53E

Adidas Sneakers: 64.99E

They now seem to be wearable with skirts and dresses and there is so much variety that you can go from classy to comfy really easily. The expension of platforms sneakers also make it easy to rock sneakers even if you’re not found of flat shoes so you should definitly give it a try.

How do your sneakers look like?

Fall 2014 Trends – Digital Design

Hey guys,

Not talking about the very famous galaxy print that has been extraordinarely popular these last 4 years but is now in decline, digital prints are a statement piece to get right now.

 

Sneakers also really being super popular mixing those two trends [even with a dress] could really be effortless and give you a super edgy look. This trend could be concidered as a good idea to finally wear floral prints in autumn. I personnaly really like landscape prints. Here are some pieces I fall [haha] in love with:

Romwe Tanktop: 17.73E

Mary Katranzou Dress: 815E

Romwe Skirt: 23.12E

Sheinside Sweater: 24.44E

Warehouse Dress: 100.57E

Mixing a piece of digital printed fashion with black or other neutral colours could be a good idea to tone all that down. And becareful about mixing prints, bloggers usually rock these but wearing in real life  is not the same thing.

 

Which is your favorite between those five?

 

Game Review – The Sims 4

Hey guys,

I know this had nothing to do with fashion and stuff, but I am a true lover [not saying sims 4 = geek game, I play to lots of differents games, but mainly mmos and mobas] of video games and had to do a review on this one.

Background:

I’ve been playing The Sims since the first episode. To me The Sims 2 was a real progress, and the third was just a better version of The Sims 2, but it had little evolved. I wasn’t really « waiting » for the 4th that much but still started playing it the day it has been released in France. I had tested the demo of « Create a Sim » which I found not intuitive at all.

Also, I’ve been trying to play te Sims 3 after playing the Sims 4 and I have to say, I could seriously go back to the old version. It has so much more content than the Sims 4 that it is funnier to play [not even concidering the dlcs].

Positive thoughts:

  • I do have to admit it is prettier than the Sims 3. There has been a little effort on the graphics but still, the hair’s texture is really really bad [Aion is 100 times more beautiful] and the eyes are worse than Azura’s eyes in GW2…
  • The building mode is wayyyy more convinient. Without this advantage, the Sims 4 would be dead to me. For those who haven’t experienced this, when you wanted to move a room of your house in the previous episodes, you had to move all the pieces of furniture one by one, deleate the foundations and re-build that and re-move everything in elsewhere. It took forever. They now have add different features that enable you to move an entire room with one click or to extend en entire wall super easily. Building has become affordable so it’s easier to build your dream house.
  • Once you’ve get use to the way create a sim now work [since you can change a sims’ feature siply by putting your mouse on the part you want to change and moving it] it gets quite nice since you can modulate your sims even more than before. There’s even a super zoom option which enables you to change every detail.
  • Thanks to emotions [which are not really different than whims in the Sims 3, it has just evolved, it’s not a revolution] Sims are more expressives. It is not a super huge thing to me but it does makes the game seem a little more lively.
  • Sims are now really multi-task. In the Sims 3, they used to say sims were multi-tasks but it totally depended on the tasks. Now your Sim can eat his plate, sitting on the sofa, and then realise by himself that his friend is sitting at the table, stand, move right next to him, at continue eating while talking to him and watching the tv.

I’m confuse about:

  • No more babies or todlers. Which means when your Sims get pregnants she birth a children which only happened in the Sims 1! It is said, apparently, that it is because of all that new « create a sim » and emotions but I mean .. Seriously ?? I do not entirely concider this as a bad thing, simply because even if it’s ridiculous, myself and most of you will probably admit that babies and tolders are a serious pain to deal with in the Sims. Still, the game has evolve, and not being able to develop a Sims’ skills when he’s a todler is a handicap in the Sims 4.
  • You gain a lot less money. Building indeed has gone affordable but items are still the same price and making food has gone expensive while salaries has gone down. I mean seriously down and promotions are way more difficult to obtain. This is confusing to me because, even if it gives a more realistic feeling to the game and makes it more difficult it makes some of the wishes absolutely impossible to attain. If you want to succeed in your career, forget friends and love, you’ll only have time to complete the tasks you’ve been given at work.
  • The loading times are shorter but there’s more loading times . . .
  • The in-game hud is cleaner and really look nicer than before but it does take more place on the screen and is so different that you might have difficulties to use it at first. Even if I’ve heard the game has been well optimized for small computers, I’m still not sure you could run it and find it pleasant to play with.

Negative things:

  • The manage household option. So let me explain that: Usually, when you’re playing a whole family and your kids become grown ups, you usually [or not] want to move them out by using the tool « move out » 8D. This does not exists anymore. If you want to move one of your sims out of a family you can: deleate it from the family [that’s a bit extreme though, or you can kill it], make him become unplayable, or move him in another household with other people and then you need to play the whole house. It is said nowhere, there’s not one button to just move your sim out independently and play him! It is only after lots of researches that I finally found out you actually need to manage your household, move your sim into an other one, than manage that household and move the sims you don’t want to play in the unplayable section. I mean really?
  • There’s no swimming pool. It is not really that important but what is important is that there ALWAYS has been swimming pool in the basic edition of The Sims. It is important because it really proves how much greedy the productors are since they will introduce swimming pools in the first dlc.
  • It lacks personalisation. They have completly removed « create a style » which was used to custom colours and patterns. When I was playing the demo of create a Sim I thought « hum, if there’s only so much that’s just because it’s a demo ». Actually no. There’s not a lot of objects [which make it even more difficult since they easily become expensive] and you can’t customize tattoos anymore, you cannot even change their size. Also, there’s not a lot of dirrent clothes, specially for children. And you can choose only three traits while you could choose five.
  • There’s no more open world. That was a major step forward in previous versions of The Sims and they’ve completly removed it. Your now live in a specific district that is separated from the rest of the town [for instance, you can only jog in that district] and need to use the « travel » button if you want to go out for dinner which leads you to a loading screen.
  • There is a lot less place for your sims to live! What I mean is that you now have only a very few ground parcels and you have no place to add one which leads you to have less active sims and less communal places. Ofcourse it also means there’s no cars.

Conclusion:

The Sims 4 isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. At least, it is surely not better than the Sims 3 and does not worth 70Euros! It looks more like an evolution from the very first episode than an evolution from the Sims 3. It’s a regression.

Fall 2014 Trends – Pastels

Hey guys,

Continuing our fall trend series, I am super pleased to present you the next one: Pastels. And YES, it is possible to wear pastel without looking like your little sister [not that I think that’s wrong anyways].

 

The colours I’ve seen the most on runways and in magazines are pink and blue but mint colour is also very suitable. I’d say blue is the easiest pastel trend to wear because it’s not as feminine as pink and as bold as mint. Here are some examples of what you could wear : )

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H & M Sweater: 49.99E

Chicwish Skirt: 33.23E

The Kooples Blouse: 185E

Pandora’s Box Dress: 27.99$

Topshop Sandals: 68E

If you don’t dare the total look, you can easily pair pastel colours with white, beige, rich brown or black.

Do you think pastel should only be suitable for Spring?

Fall 2014 Trends – Vichy, Plaid, Check, Tartan

Hey guys,

Welcome on this first article of a series of Fall 2014 Trends posts. As it often occurs in fall, the plaid trend strikes again. The british pattern can be found everywhere on the runways and private collections. This for instance is the cover of the fall 2014 Liz Lisa collection:

 

Even my favorite model rocks it on her blog.

Not limits are imposed, you can wear the pattern on your pants, coats and even shoes. I personally prefer it red, but when it comes to houndstooth I’m in love with black and white. I chose for you some pieces that you can buy online and in store : )

H & M Blazer: 49.99E

Jennyfer Blouse: 17.99E

Mango Vest: 59.99E

Zara Top & Bottom: 49.95E each

Pair these with a good burgundy lipstick and you’re good to go!

 

Tell me, would you rock the full plaid look?