If you love Japanese Fashion, Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston, Texas is the place to be every year.
To close a weekend packed full of Jfashion goodness with a grand finale, Anime Matsuri and Shop in Wonderland joined forces to blew everybody’s mind with one of the best Tea Parties ever.
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Held at the beautiful and brand new Marriott Marquis, the tea party was a huge success with over 100 people in attendance. We came together to celebrate and share our love for Japanese fashion with amazing guests in a more intimate setting.
With 14 special guests, a record number at a tea party, there was 5 famous Japanese Lolita brands and 5 Japanese models. In honor of the designers, the tea party was kicked off with a fashion presentation to reveal the newest designs of each brand and to talk about what inspired them to create them. With the beautiful Cathy Cat as master of ceremonies, the models showcased the coordinates elegantly as the story the designers told entice the audience to learn more.
Akira modeled for Atelier BoZ, Sakurako Hoshina for Putumayo, Midori Fukasawa in Angelic Pretty, Metamorphose with the veteran Lolita model and Kawaii Ambassador Misako Aoki, Triple Fortune with Yui Minakata, Anime Matsuri’s Chairman Deneice Leigh and as a sweet treat, Triple Fortune debuted a new kids size dress.
Also in attendance was Hideyuki Izumi, or Gabriel, of Tokimeki, Miyashi, editor in chief of Gothic Lolita Bible, YouTube sensation, Cathy Cat of Kawaii Pateen and AskJapanese, and as an added surprise bonus, 5 members of the Sailor Moon musical cast of Japan joined in on the celebration.
Afterwards, the attendees enjoyed themselves by taking many pictures and conversing with their favorite guests. There was also many raffles and contests, such as the best dress awards, for prizes. Overall, no one left the tea party empty handed!
What made the tea party a success was the memories that were made and the smiles left on everyone’s faces. This was a special event shared with everyone who loved the same passion and that is Japanese Fashion. Of course, next year’s party will be bigger and it will be better, so stay tuned!