Harrods is one of the most famous shopping center, with several designer brands, things you can’t afford if you’re a commoner like me…or you. And all the people I know. Probably the same for you. Anyway. It’s the equivalent of our French Galerie Lafayette I suppose.
It goes on several levels, the Egyptian stairs are designed like a museum, with a singer on top of it. A singer. In a staircase. How fancy is that?
Ladies and Gents I present to you: the stairs!
Even the toilets are worth visiting, it’s bigger than my previous appartment. I would have stolen samples if i could, like the ones everyone takes at the hotel. This was almost too fancy for me.. xD
And because I always walk with a hair straightener in my purse, I can stop by the toilets to fix my makeup AND my hair! \o/
Or vacuum the place if I have a sudden urge to clean! How thoughtful :D
The main attraction for us was the Disney store, located next to a cafe where you probably pay 10£ an espresso, and to the Bibiddi bobiddi Boutique, where you can dress up your little girl as her favourite Disney Princess for the modest sum of 1000£.
And no, I didn’t make any mistake when writting down the price. Magic comes with a price, everybody knows that, ask Regina or Rumplestinskin.
The store in itself is great, it’s quite big with exclusive products designed by and for Harrods. It’s the first Disney Store I’ve seen where you can take pictures! We had a chat with one of the sales assistant, very nice lady and snap a picture with Anna. Not me but almost.
And finally the Pets Empire. With a pet saloon included. You can buy clothes and biscuits for you pet. Fancier than the one I can afford at Tesco. I would eat those cookies instead of giving it to my cat. Oh yeah.
Seriously, I can’t even criticize it, I loved it, you can find anything you want, you have areas where you can sit and rest, huge teddy bears to snap pictures with,
Doctor Who and Avengers,
Batman and My Little Pony,
Yup, you can find both Batmant AND One Direction…I was not expecting that!
And I was definitely NOT expecting this.
and the Fairytale version of Monster High,
goodies from the Hobbit and Harry Potter, a library…
Look at all the goods I can’t buy!
We spent a lot of time here, it’s worth it. Well played Harrods, well played.
In Kensington Gardens, when walking along the Serpentine and the road that separate Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park, well hidden next to the italian fountain, you can find The Peter Pan Statue. That’s about it. I mean we were tired and had been walking all day so yeah…
Have a look at the full album, there’s a lot of funny pictures in it and even a squirrel. Don’t laugh it took me 10 minutes to snap this picture, it’s worth mentionning.
For those of you who don’t know, I regularly update my DA gallery and my latest craze has been My little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
I really couldn’t understand why people were making a fuss about it. Plus I found the chara design horrible. Then a good friend insisted on viewing at least a couple of episodes. That’s when I got hooked.
It’s actually very funny, not too childish with a good drop of sarcasm and once you get used to the design you happen to hate the old one.
But rest assured that it’s not the only thing you’ll find in my gallery. There’s also a bunch of fighting video games fanarts as they are my favourite. You can see things like costumes, photoshoots, some of the drawings and fanarts I made, etc.
Remember to Watch if you like it, you’ll be 20% cooler in 10 seconds flat I can guarantee that. Oh and by the way, the latest addition is the Sailor MLP.
This day, after having coffee at Earl’s court and snapping pictures with the TARDIS, my friend Myv and I decided to stop by the Victoria & Albert Museum, also known as V&A.
It’s no secret that we are big kids so we decided to take pictures of the free exhibit (yes, my fellow broke friend, it’s freeeeee) with Olaf and Meeko instead of us. Just because we can.
We wanted to visit the Club to Catwalk part but obviously this part was not free as it’s a temporary one… Like I cared anyway…*sigh* But, around this part there’s a free exhibit about 1880’s costumes, man, women, children… Should be even more interesting for the fashionistas.
And a small window with some Vivienne, Gaultier and Galliano.
You shall not visit!!…..Unless you pay.
I especially like those huge monuments inside the museum, all made of ….plaster….PLASTER! I know it’s quite impressive still, but come on, I felt disappointed. You liar!
Yup, it’s plaster. Not stone, plaster!
My favourite area though was the one dedicated to theatre, costumes, scenery, scripts, you could find costumes form musicals like the Lion King, or singers like Mick Jagger, and I found my favourite gown: The Viking Cabaret costume!!
How awesome is that?!
There’s also a cute little installation in the patio that is inspired by chinese/japanese garden, with a lot of tiny details you can’t spot from afar. It’s quite big, you can walk around it and enjoy all the details here and there. I believe it’s also temporary. And it would look better with a bit of sun. Hem.
Some of you might already know this but I’ve been staying in London for about 3 weeks now, and here’s a little geeky update for my fellow whovians.
Thanks to a friend I learned the existence of the so-called TARDIS at earl’s court station. Turns out it’s a genuine Police box, like the ones you could find all around London instead of Telephone box. That’s why the design is a bit different from the TARDIS we know, the light on the top for example is really large.
As it is quite dusty, some fans wrote “Bad Wolf” everywhere on it it’s always nice to find those message from fellow fans, hehe like we have a secret code or something. Anyway, i’ll post a photo of what the police boxes look like nowadays in comparison to this one, and let you enjoy the photos.
We’ve been working on Yat-Tus Prod with a friend for couple of month now while I’m preparing everything to go and settle in London.
This is our latest work: a review and a parody of The Hobbit 2 : Desolation of Smaug. As fan of the book and BIG fans of Kili and Fili we felt frustrated and a bit disappointed with some aspects of the movie and decided to do a funny little skit about it. We included Legolas, Thranduil the Swagtastic and of course the inevitable Kiliel!
We hope fans will understand and have fun watching it, we were a bit nervous that netizens might try to kill us for not worshipping everything the movie presented….
Anywho, please tell us how you like it and share if you had a laugh or two :)
Little cover of a girls version of Uta no Prince-sama with our special guest Momo from the Amaitsuki dance team. We promised to do this for our Japanese friend Emiri, who introduced us to the anime and who’s such a HUGE fan of Utapri!
Thanks to spicedSn0w for the audio track, modified to fit the female version.
It’s been almost three years since we dance along with our friend Fullmoon. Last time SMAK wasn’t created and we were still part of Tr4ksPPA, the association where we met!
We were supposed to shoot and upload the video a month ago: costumes and routine were ready but Fullmoon was very busy so it’s coming only now.
It’s sexier than the usual covers, specially due to Fullmoon kehehe but still we hope you’ll like it! Bloopies are coming soon, it might be a serious choreo but we had tons of laugh and fun during practice and shooting!
I’ve just realized I never took the time to make an article about this emblematic distric…Shame on me…
I saved the visit of Akihabara, also called Akiba, for the last week of my stay in Japan as I knew VERY well that I would just spend an insane amount of time and money there. It is famous for its Electric Town, and every shop you want concerning goodies, anime, cosplay,etc. And you can also see the idols of AKB48 everywhere, but that’s only logical.
I fell in love with the Donki, 7 levels tall building, each one filled with clothes, beauty products, things you don’t need but that you will want to buy anyway, it was like discovering the Tiger Cave in Aladdin. I found a funny sponge jumpsuit, there were many different ones with Hello kitty, Stitch, Chip & Dale, etc but the one I chose has a priceless face (I suppose it’s a character from a japanese cartoon):
Some buildings of the district are entirely dedicated to costumes (school girls mostly, he). As I was alone, I was not brave enough to enter…but you can find anything in Donki anyway…Except that they didn’t have my size…like I care…..*roll on the floor crying*
I found Kotobukiya though. A well-known shop with awesome goodies and I bought the most eccentric cranky japanese thing I saw : the dream cushion of Ren, from the anime Uta no Prince-sama! It made me laugh so hard, I mean where else could you find something like that? It’s a bit expensive but damn iit I have no regret. Buying the matching bedsheet would have been a bit too much though…But please, let’s take a moment to fully appreciate this baby :
Oh yes I did! Note that they sell only the cushion cover, you have to either buy a L-shape cushion or sew one yourself. Or I suppose you can just keep it folded in the box….or hang it on the wall…. Anyway, I sew a cushion myself and it’s a damn confortable one. I don’t sleep holding Ren in my arms, don’t freak out….but my cat does. Sometimes she even sleeps on his face. Fair enough.