Tea Party!

A friend hosted a home tea party on Sunday, and was good enough to invite me! How wonderful! I love tea parties, and miss the monthly Osaka tea parties immensely, so I was delighted. Hats were required, so of course I pulled out my favorite hat ever, a handmade one of a kind masterpiece from Luciferrot (an indies gothic brand based out of Osaka who was once known for doing many of the outfits worn by Blood). It is truly a piece of magic.

I can't wear this hat often because it doesn't sit securely enough to dance or move around a lot in, but it's great for tea parties - sitting and talking, walking around a bit, this much it can handle! Anyway, it's quite the definition of fabulous. It actually plays music and MOVES! Amazing. I actually won first place in a Best Dressed contest at the Osaka tea party in January of 2008 with this hat! XD I can't claim any credit for that one - it's all the hat! :D

I also had a "traveling hat" - hats being required, I didn't want to walk in without one on my head XDXD, but I couldn't drive in the pierrot one (couldn't even get in my car XD) so I wore this one on the way there and home:

Outfit breakdown:
Pierrot hat: Luciferrot
bowler hat: Innocent World
blouse, socks: Bodyline
jsk: Kinki Kitty
socks: Angelic Pretty

I made this as a hostess gift for my lovely friend who had the party:

She is a big fan of vinyl, so I made the bow out of vinyl instead of ribbon like usual! Her favorite color is red so of course I went with red roses.

We were asked to bring some tea party food to share, so I made shrimp wasabi tea sandwiches.

I was planning to cut them all into little hat shapes, to keep to the hat theme, but I simply didn't have time - I underestimated how long it would take to cut them! But I was able to cut 3 hat shapes for on top, and so that my Angelic Pretty plate girl would also have a hat!

The presentation does leave something to be desired, but they were tasty at least! Not too spicy, the wasabi gave them a lovely flavor. Looking at these pictures now I want to eat some more!

I think I want to have a tea party myself now! ♥


Anonymous said...
March 30, 2010 at 5:25 PM

You are seriously awesome! YOU LIVED IN JAPAN. YOU ARE MY FAVORITE EVER. But really, can I e-mail you? (I don't trust having my email on such a public site <.<)

Caro-chan said...
March 30, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Oh my gosh that hat is fantastic! It's so over the top epic!

Chii-chan said...
March 31, 2010 at 12:36 AM

that hat scares me a lil O_o'

Really love the sweet look the "travel" hat gives to the outfit

£@dy Dark§unMoon said...
April 2, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Great hat & gift!

BTW, I want the recipe to those sandwiches!

Ribbonlicious said...
April 2, 2010 at 12:51 PM

That hat is awesome! :D

Anonymous said...
April 5, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Oooh, I'd be so scared to walk outside of the house with that hat! It's amazing, but in this world of crazy teenage boys and spontaneous seagull mobs...>.>

The Osaka Koneko said...
April 6, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Thank you everyone!!
I will post the recipe for the sandwiches the next time I make them! :)
My email is theosakakoneko at gmail dot com - feel free to email me any time! ♥

the fashionate traveller said...
July 28, 2010 at 10:20 AM

I love both hats!!! I'm familiar with Luciferrot but don't own anything from them. Lovely :)

Sara said...
April 22, 2011 at 8:30 AM

大阪?! ~ ello! ive lived in Osaka for over seven yrs and just now can fit into that rare XL or L (why didnt i know you when you lived here!!??)

my spouse is nihonjin but conservative . while he doesnt mind and supports my obsessions he is too shy to help much with fashion i.e., how to find used lolita clothing shops or material in hopes i can sew

i will look thru your FABULOUS site for infos ! it is truly helpful ... i hope someday i can host a tea party or attend one .

in closing,


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