Aliki (alice_ciel) wrote,
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Toy Parade salopette & Okadaya flower haul

I thought I'd post a coord with the Toy Parade salopette I got ages ago. It is definitely one of my favourite prints, but I haven't been going out much at all lately, so I haven't had many chances to wear it 41242_d

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I decided to do some crafting and make a floral headdress and maybe a brooch or two for the Juliette et Justine event & Tea Party!
I have had trouble finding decent millinery flowers before. A lot of the ones from online shops look ok in pics but then look frayed and rubbish in real life, so I didn't wanna risk ordering from a shop I don't know well. Last time I was looking for flowers I went to a variety of craft shops and the only good ones I found in a shop in Soho were soooo expensive. Great quality, even though nothing amazing, but retailing around £25-40 per flower, so really not worth it when I need a lot of them.

So I made up my mind to order from Okadaya which stocks a lot of the amazing roses that loli brands use for their accessories. They are so cheap and the quality is definitely the best I have ever seen. Most flowers start at 90-100 yen which is around £1 and even some of the bigger and most expensive ones are around 500 yen (~£4). I think it was well worth paying for the shipping from Japan, since even that would barely buy me one decent flower in Soho, lol.

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Okadaya flowers 1

The classic velvet roses:

Okadaya flowers 2 
and some others:

Okadaya flowers 3

I'm really happy with all of them, they are all gorgeous. Only the gold ones are not as nice as I expected, but still better than a lot of gold flowers I have seen around I think!  

And some ribbons and pearls I got from Ebay 40742_d

Ribbons and pearls

Besides the flower crafts, I want to try and make a cage crinoline skirt to wear over my skirt at the JetJ event. Not sure how that will go, but if it ends well, I will post the pics. I guess if it ends really badly or hilariously, I will post the pics anyway just for laughs. Fingers crossed! 40691_d
Tags: angelic pretty, jetj, sweet lolita
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