Sunday, 1 February 2015

International Gyaru Lovers Winter Meetup!

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Photo credit: David Kaiser

I had, hands down, one of the best weekends of my life! Wanna' know why? It's because I attended the International Gyaru Lovers Winter Meetup! It was the first time that I met gaijin gyaru from different parts in Europe and oh my gosh it was amazing! I had a lot of fun… And the whole losing-my-voice-and-looking-like-a-zombie was totally worth it!

Warning: lots of pictures ahead! And I mean, LOTS!


Day One - Pre-Meet Up/Casual Day!


The weekend started as soon as my bby Chewiee and I got to the airport, and we were later joined by Jada who was coincidentally on the same plane as us! It was such a nice surprise! I hadn't seen Jada for over a year, I really missed her. We did our makeup on the plane as it was a pretty short flight - and it was a good thing we did because as soon as we touched down we had to rush to get to our hotel. There was going to be a pre-meet so it was literally a case of going to the hotel, dropping our things off, and then meeting the other gals! I was so nervous and held onto Chewiee for most of the day as I didn't know many people (so I didn’t really take any photos), but later on I got more comfortable.

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Me, Holly & Ethan

Day Two - The Main Event!

I didn't take many pictures on the Friday but boy did I take a lot on Saturday. I wanted to take as many pictures as I could with everyone because it was a very special day for me, so the below are the group pictures that I took which hopefully includes everyone (sorry if not!) I was so happy to see everyone, especially those who I talk to online.

We got up early to get ready, and I wore one of my favourite MA*RS dresses with my cat hoodie, and Chewiee helped me with my hair. Luckily we weren’t too late and we had to wait a little while at the meeting point before heading to the venue, so I took this chance to get to know people a little bit more. Once at the venue we took a massive group photo… There were so many people there! It was amazing!

Kitai & Kyo were amazing hosts and had everything planned: first we started with a Bring-and-Buy-Show which I took part in (oh my gosh it was so embarrassing because I kept dropping everything), then we had a break, and then we did a Gyaru Lovers Award which was kinda' like the Gaijin Gyaru Awards but we could only vote for people in the room and... I won for best Agejo! I've never been so happy in my life and I was totally speechless. Thank you all so much for those who voted for me. It makes me want to do agejo even more and improve on it! My bby Chewiee was "Mrs Gyaru Lovers" and I am so proud of her!

After that some gal(o)s did some parapara (video here!) and then it was time to socialise and relax.

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agejo outfit
Dress, hoodie, socks and accessories: MA*RS / Shoes: Dorothy Perkins 

Nathalie, Amber, Marta, Alba, Sue, Jojo and me
Sui Princess! She's my biggest gyaru inspo and she's so so cute!

With Daniel, Wes & Jada

Alba, Marta & Sue (they're so funny!) Pic from Lily

And with Lily who's super cute!

Everyone getting ready for the "fashion show"... Sort of.

Day Two - Karaoke Time!

We left the venue at around 6pm and we had around two hours to go do our own thing before meeting again, so Chewiee and I headed back to our hotel to get changed and grabbed some McDonald's. Two hours was over before we knew it, and we joined everyone else and went to go for some karaoke!

The karaoke was perhaps one of the best things that happened; my throat was killing me but I kept on singing, and everyone danced to the macarena and ketchup song! It was so awesome! After karaoke we then had another hour to relax so me and a few others headed back to Wes, Daniel & Jada's hotel room. This is when I got a little bit tipsy tehe. Before I knew it I was back at the hotel feeling a little dizzy but really happy with the way things turned out.

karaoke
Photo credit: Jada (Or is it Sui? I can't remember ^^")

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after party
Pic credit: Jada

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Pic credit: Wes

Day Three - The Hangover

I was a total zombie on Sunday so didn't really take any photos, but we spent the day with some of the gals that were still around and then it was back to the UK we go.

I had so much fun at the meet; I want to thank Kitai and Kyo for making this happen because if it wasn't for them I would've have been able to meet all of these amazing people. I only wish that I could upload all of the photos I took on here but it truly as one of the best weekends of my life, and I can't wait for next year!

Lizzie Bee xx // facebook / twitter / instagram / bloglovin'

P.S. Holly made a video of the event here.
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46 comments

  1. It looks like so much fun ;w; Thank you for all these pictures
    I was wondering if the Ketchup song was also sung at Karaoke haha
    Congratulations on winning! I saw the video and you were really adorable when you went up on stage ^w^ It was also cute how everyone was cheering and yelling they love you
    I wish I would have been there and could have met all of you ;o; But awkwaaard idiot right here

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  2. I was so happy to see you again as well! ^o^ you looked absolutely lovely throughout the weekend, even when we were tipsy haha! ;u; <3

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  3. You're welcome cutie! I'm glad you liked them... I took so many that it was hard to choose which ones to go on the blog! ;_;

    Haha indeed you are correct; we sang the Ketchup song right after Macarena ;D It was so much fun!

    Thank you so so much, I was blushing so much and felt really shy and and yeah >/////< Well, you can tell what happened haha :P

    Awh no don't feel that! I was super awkward myself @_@

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  4. It was so nice to see your pretty face again! <3 Awh and you too! Your eye makeup has improved so so much! <3

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  5. Thank you so much, that's a huge compliment! <3

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  6. Waaahhh, look at all you beauties! :D
    Everyone looks so amazing, it sounds like an amazing weekend


    SAMI★SPOON

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  7. I wouldn't mind if there would be even more pictures on here ;w; It's nice to see more of the meet with every post and video :3


    Haha, you were just adorable on stage and you deserve that award ^w^ I also read a lot of times how happy everyone was to meet you and how sweet you were ;w;


    But I'm still really new with Gyaru and you also had Chewiee /)_(\

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  8. Awh well I'll make sure to upload even more next time! :D

    Awh thank you! Well I'm really glad... I was so happy to see everyone else too >////< <3

    That's true I guess! I probably wouldn't have gone without her to be honest :P

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  9. B'awww thank you so much Sami >///< And yes, it was an amazing weekend! :D

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  10. I'm a lil sad we didn't get to speak so much, I hope we'll be able to meet each other again somewhere this year or else at the next meet! :D

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  11. Awh me too! But next time I'll make sure that we will ;D Haha yes that would be awesome!

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  12. Oh my ;-;. Wish I was there too ;A;. You all looked so flawless! Glad to see so many pics of the meeting! <3

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  13. Awh well hopefully you can make it next year! :D Thank you so much! I agree, everyone looked fabulous! It was definitely a meet where people put in a lot of effort :D
    It's my pleasure! I have tons more that I couldn't upload on here though because... Well, there were a lot of photos haha :P <3

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  14. Aww what a cute post <3 the weekend was really Great And i was so frustrated when it was over ;-;
    Sadly i forgot to take Photos at all, i just have a few but next time i will be prepared xD!
    Was so nice to meet u <3
    Lily

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  15. You're a wonderful person Lizzie, I'm happy I got the chance to meet you!
    You're absolutely adorable and so pretty, I just want to hug you on and on, haha!
    I'm very happy you had fun! ♪ Hope you'll attend again next year!
    And a last thing: SCHMETTERLING LOVES KRANKENWAGEN ♥

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  16. Awh thank you so so much! Aah you're so sweet, I'm so happy that I was able to finally meet you! Haha well I love hugs so hug away! :D

    Oh my gosh hahahaha! YUSH! I kept saying it for days after I got back from Germany ;D

    (btw I added your blog link to your name as I didn't realise you had a blog before!)

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  17. Awh thanks very much! Yeah me too, although I think it was perfectly timed. I don't think I could've survived another day! :P
    Well next time we could take lots of photos! :D <3 It was lovely to meet you too! <3

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  18. Everyone looks amazing and your outfit is so so cute! ;w; Looks like you had an amazing time!

    ❤ Little Owl's Diary

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  19. Hahaha it looks like so much fun!! XD And you look great! So cute as always :3 And everybody else looks awesome too, so nice to see so many gals with different styles :D

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  20. Looks like so much fun you had ^^
    Wonderful outfits!!!!


    www.emi-doll.blogspot.jp

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  21. It was so amazing! Everyone got on with each other really well, and they were so nice!
    B'awww thank you so much princess <3

    I know right? They looked fabulous!

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  22. Awh thank you so much sweetie ^3^

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  23. I really did! It was amazing :D
    Thanks so much!

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  24. Thank you for following me! <3 I didn't expect you to follow me ;o;

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  25. Wow, I've never seen so many Gyaru in one place! It looks like sooo much fun! :D

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  26. Awh no worries my sweet! I love finding new blogs ^^

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  27. I was so sad to see all the pictures on facebook. =( You are so pretty (and all gals are gorgeous, that's really impressive) and I adore all these funny moment. I hope to see you someday me too <3.

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  28. Wow looks like you had a great time!
    xx Elle

    New post up on:

    www.cherryblossomstreet.com - Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

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  29. This meet is just perfection! I want to go to Europe!!

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  30. I know! I was so amazed by the amount of people who turned up... It was so cool! Yes, come to Europe! :D

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  31. Awh no! You should definitely come to the next one! Would be lovely to meet you :D
    Thank you so much >//////<

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  32. love your hair and falsies <3 <3

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  33. It's really nice to see that gyaru's still alive in some countries :) I used to be so into hime gyaru, but sad to say, the weather in my area's not really that suitable for layers and layers of clothing and make up so I had to tone it down to akamoji :S I hope by the time I visit Europe I can meet you guys! And oh, you're really pretty, by the way!



    Hugs from Asia! <3

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  34. Everyone looks so happy and gorgeous, I wish I could have gone too! >u<;; What an amazingly fun weekend it must have been~ <3

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  35. Awh it would've been lovely to meet you! <3
    Yes it was so amazing! I'm really happy that I could meet people that I've been talking to online~

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  36. Yes it really is! Who says gyaru is dying? 98% of the people who went were Germany which is amazing!
    Oh no! But at least you were able to tone it down. Gyaru could be so difficult to do in extreme heat~ I went to Spain once when wearing Gyaru and my lashes kept falling off my face D:


    Awh thank you so so much! <3

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  37. Uhhhh uhhhh uhhhh i'm On your blog hon *^* I never Thought that will Happen One day! I love YOU too my lizzie baby!

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  38. Maybe next time ^__^ I'd love to meet you <3

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  39. Of course you're on my blog bby! You are amazing! <3
    Awh no I love you more! <3

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  40. You have been to Germany, you have been here. *_*; <3
    Well, I saw so many posts about the international gyaru meetup popping up on my feed. It was insane. XD I'm so glad that you obviously had a blast and everone enjoyed the event so much. <3

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  41. Yes, I have! And I loved it there :D <3
    It was so so so much fun! I really want to go again >////< Hopefully you can make it next time! <3

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