Aug 2016. The main event was organised by The Tea Party Club, at 116 Pall Mall, London.
A 2 day celebration of romantic Lolita and Japanese Fashion, featuring guest designers Haenuli Shin of Haenuli, Fumiko Kawamura of Enchantlic Enchantilly, Mana Kim of Baroque and Ayumi Watanabe of Rose Marie Seoir (previously Syrup).
In the refreshments salon (aka. good and close to the cake and wine), myself along with my sewing gang the Otome Sewing Bee hosted a pop-up Bon Bon Tea Party. This consisted of a little sociable crafts table and a supporting display of our news and achievements.
The craft activity we provided was making little fabric sweets (or bon bons), trimmed with ribbons and beads, to turn into hair accessories and bag charms. Japanese fashion brands, such as Angelic Pretty and Chocomint, have sold similar sweets themed accessories, so we knew the product would appeal to the J-Fashionistas at the event.
Beautiful Bits and Bobs
The display table showcased the Otome Sewing Bees monthly activities during 2015 and 2016. Crafted items included fabric roses and hairbows, needle felting, embroidery and lace making as well as a whole rack of dressmaking examples. Also on display were photographs from workshops, copies of some of our worksheets, our annual schedules and flyers promoting upcoming events.
Event photography by Emily Valentine