I am so amazingly spoiled! I came home a little while ago to find out that Mr Tardo had gotten us tickets to Disney on ice as a surprise! Needless to say, I was stupidly excited when the night finally arrived.
We had the most amazing seats, second row from the front! I felt like the biggest kid, it was great! They started the show with an awesome New Orleans theme scene, they were playing Jazz and doing all sorts of stuff I struggle to do whilst dancing, let alone with ice skates on.
Next up they had the story of Snow White! They had all of the dwarfs come out and dance to “Hi ho”, and they got a few of the kids from the audience up and pushed them around the ice in a mine cart. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit jealous 😛
Next up they had the story of Cinderella. They did a performance to “A dream is a wish your heart makes” whilst the mice came out and made Cinderella’s dress for the ball.
After the wicked step sisters destroyed her dress, her fairy god mother showed up and they did “bipidy bopidy boo” before sending her off to the ball in this beautiful carriage.
The last one they did was Tangled. This is the one that had me most in awe, as not only were they doing some amazing moves on ice, they also had some acrobatics thrown in.
Mind blown right? They were so good!
I was also quite impressed by the two people they had skating around in the horse suit. It was super cool to watch.
At the end, when they finally found out that she was the missing princess all along, they had a big ball to celebrate. This is when they had all the Disney princess and princesses come out in these wonderful ball gowns to say good-bye to everyone.
It was truly a wonderful show, I am so glad that we went!
This outfit of the day comes with a bit of a story. I work for my parents company, and we had just bought a new mini bus. We got it from a seller on the gold coast, and my dad drove it down to Adelaide. Since we had to get it registered for SA, it had to be checked for road worthiness etc, which is a job my brother usually does. This time though, it fell to me to get it done because my brother had decided to go on holidays. I had a chat with him about the things I needed to do before they would let me register it, and he said it was always a tough job. It was a lovely warm day, and I was desperate to wear this new skirt I had bought the week before. Which got me wondering, Would wearing a short skirt and being adorable get these mechanics to help me get this bus through quicker than my brother could do it? Only time would tell. Here is the outfit breakdown:
Top: South Sydney Rabbito’s pink tank top
Stockings: Hello Kitty Stockings from a shop in Adelaide, but you can find them online Here.
Shoes: Dolly Heels from Kawaii Clothing
Skirt: I actually can’t remember! Some shop at pacific fair on the gold coast.
This is how my social experiment ended: Everyone was very nice to me. I got a few cat calls when I went to the shipping yard to weigh the bus, but it actually ended up taking me an extra day longer than I was expecting. The mechanic I had put the bus into to have all the safety measures checked, didn’t actually check everything like they said they did. Two of the seat belts didn’t actually work, so it failed its seating inspection. One angry phone call later they promised to replace the broken seat belts for free, but I couldn’t get back in to have them rechecked until the next day. Bloody mechanics!
Neko Nation! Weeee!!! I was so excited to see that they were finally going to run another one in Adelaide I just had to go!
I had originally just planned to go alone, as I didn’t know any one else who was going (this is not the type of thing a lot of my girlfriends are into ). Then I got chatting with the lovely Corina at the international lolita day meet and found out she was going too! So we buddied up and went together
Outfit wise, i decided to go for comfort. Naturally I wore my glowing shoes, as they were perfect for such an occaision, my cute white pleated mini skirt, t-shirt with food on it and my barbie cardigan, because I freaking love that thing. Top it off with a few diamonties stuck to my face and some cute shiny cat ears (because you HAVE to wear ears to Neko Nation :P) and I was super pleased with how my outfit turned out.
Walking in the door and looking at the DJ Time table, I was amused to see that my year 11 I.T. Teacher was DJing that night (5kip), he is pretty good, so we went and watched for a little while.
Next it was off to the main room for some dancing, as they were playing a really awesome J-pop/K-pop set in there which sounded awesome! They had cat girls EVERYWHERE. It was great! Some were bartenders, dancers, promo girls and some were even walking around feeding people sushi! We found these two dancing on the stage in the main room when we went in there and thought they were super adorable.
About an hour in we decided to sneak out to a cocktail bar down the road for a drink, because the cocktails they were serving at Neko Nation weren’t exactly the greatest. You bet we didn’t get some funny looks walking down the road! On our way back, we ran into my friend Nigel who came and joined us at Neko Nation for a bit of a dance.
One of my favourite parts was that they had glow sticks hanging from EVERYTHING, and you were allowed to just take them too. So I took a couple and used them while I was dancing, and for a few silly photo’s too!
Come about 1 am, I was starting to get super tired, and was sitting on a chair outside with my friends. Nigel thought me leaning on this sign was amusing, thus how I ended up with this photo…
I don’t think they have these sorts of night in Adelaide nearly as often as they should. it was such a fun chilled out atmosphere, and everyone was so friendly. People could wear what they wanted weather it was cosplay or just something a bit different, and no one even batted an eye lid at them for it. It was just wonderful
We recently had another Newbie meet for the Adelaide Lolita community as we recently had an influx of new lolita’s. The meet was set up with different sections, so people could ask questions about lolita, buy/swap/sell new or second hand lolita items, and generally just hang out.
For something different, this time around I thought I would bring along some of my nail art stuff and do some pretty nails for a small charge. There were a few people not too sure about it at first, but in the afternoon I got swamped and didn’t end up having enough time to do everyone.
I did do a super cute pink/green set for one of the girls, which I will post with my next nail art post!
Considering I had planned on doing nails all day, I didn’t want to go too over the top with my co-ord. I stuck with my “Natural” hair, a big head bow, ankle socks, comfy shoes, a cardigan and this cute desert print dress from Emily Temple Cute (I don’t remember the name of it I’m sorry!).
I was super pleased with how it came together, especially with the cupcake print apron I wore that my lovely friend Amanda bought me as a house warming present!
I don’t think there were as many people there as the mods were hoping for, but it still turned out to be a pretty good day