On the 1st of July, Mémoire, addictive_sugar, Fumiko (Chantilly/Atelier Pierrot designer) and I went to Villepinte parc des expositions with tons of clothes to organize the booth. The weather was terribly hot!
Finally on thursday morning, the booth was looking like this.
From left to right: me, Mémoire, Fumiko, all wearing Atelier Pierrot dresses.
François Amoretti and Fumiko.
The poor François was the only one who were able to speak both French and Japanese...
François Amoretti and Kari Miaki waiting at their booth.
Mrs Honda, a shop clerk and Maki, busy on the Angelic Pretty booth just before the opening.
There already were people waiting in line in front of the Angelic Pretty booth before the opening, it was crazy!
Everything is ready for the hardcore AP fans!
sweetbarbarian and Elisabeth waiting for the AP booth to open.
addictive_sugar and Elodie
Marie-Ange, addcitive_sugar and nella_fragola
My friend oniplume who was working on the CLAMP corner this year, so no lolita outfit for her but a great Mokona t-shirt!
Pudding (rosedechocolat and her friend at their booth
lilikadesbois who's a great hime-gal now!
tjarasasse, blubblegum and kuiko
lsirial and her amazing hand-made gingerbread men!
Yay first big sale! =D
Laëtitia was obviously happy with her purchase.
Another happy customer: Lila at the Metamorphose temps de fille booth.
tjarasasse and blubblegum
scissorfairy and kuiko
In the evening, there was a special Laforêt fashion show at the MCJ (Maison de la culture du Japon) in Paris. On the photo above, Kari Miaki (who very very quickly switched her Btssb dress for an Atelier Pierrot one), Fumiko, Mémoire and I, were waiting for the bus...
There was a Kanon Wakeshima showcase (3 songs) and then the "Laforêt Harajuku Kawaii collection in Paris" fashion show. After that, Mr Matsumura (director of Kera magazine) interviewed Kumiko Uehara (designer of Btssb) and Kimura Yu and Misako Aoki (both ambassador of Kawaii)
After the fashion show, there was an after party.
Emilie, the girl on the left was kind enough to help us on the booth, since Mémoire was not able to go to Japan Expo on saturday.
Fortunately some friends came to say "hi" all day long so it cheered me up.
petite_mitsu and etoiledejade
chibinini and nella_fragola
sweet_misa, Maki and chibinini
Then it was the fashion show. The room was HUUUGE and it was really stunning to see it empty and imagine that it would be completely filled in a few minutes.
Kanon Wakeshima's showcase
Meg's showcase during the fashion show.
My photos of the fashion show are not really good since I'm not a pro and am not prepared to take fashion photos. More photos of the fashion show can be seen here
lifeisforliving and her boyfriend.
Some of the lovely German lolitas
Mémoire and Fumiko at the booth
It was cute because when Maki saw me approaching the AP booth she showed her dress and mine and said: "same dress"! She seemed very happy and asked for a photo. I look really huge compared to her it's scary!
hatsumi_no_baka and luana719
addictive_sugar and Kourai
kuiko and her twin blubblegum
Helena and Yvonne with Maki and Asuka
lifeisforliving, herajika, nella_fragola and I
Sooooo many sugary carnival!
oniplume who was working in her gorgeous cosplay and addictive_sugar
Melyssa, Dominique and Fizzy from Boddywood
lifeisforliving, Iain and I
Sayoko and I
The always gorgeous and awesome scissorfairy
la_mome_neant with Iain in the background
Karyn and pogimilk
Célia, drawing, and Margot
Hikari, Yoshie (designer of Dolce piu amabile), Kari Miaki
I'll make another post with the photos from the Btssb and AP tea party later. I hope you liked these photos.