Violet Lebeaux & Jimmy America hit Sydney! Bloggers meetup.

Last night was a bloggers meet-up that I guess in part was due to Nuffnang. I started following Violet LeBeaux about the time she and Candice of Super Kawaii Mama  went to Singapore for the Nuffnang Blogger Awards last October (as well as Lady Melbourne). I figured if she was up for a Nuffnang award, she must be good…and I was right!! 
I met Janice of Chaigyaru at the Sydney Nuffnang Christmas party in December – she was one of the few other people there that wasn’t a food blogger! When I saw her, I immediately recognised the Japanese influence in her gyaru hair, make-up and fashion. We both had circle lenses on, as we did last night also. You can see pics of that night in my post here.
So Janice and her bf, and me and my hubby gathered at Japanese restaurant “Masako” to meet the wonderful Violet LeBeaux, and her fab boyfriend Jimmy. Here we are, 3 little bloggers all in a row…
My face and jaw look really square here…it’s a trick of the light, I tells ya! Each of us exhibits an element of Japanese fashion & style. I was in lolita, Violet in hime and Janice in casual gyaru.

We were also joined for a while by the effervescent Tia of Vintage Grrl

The food was really nice, but I didn’t bother photographing it. It was all about the company, baby! As we ate, we talked about blogging (of course!), music, photography (Jimmy’s specialty), Brisbane vs Melbourne, deco and bling…and had some laffs.

Violet and Jimmy are such a nice couple, and I was so glad they took the time to stop off in Sydney on their way to Melbourne. Alas, the time was all too short. By 10 the restaurant was closing and the travellers were longing for bed, so we bid them adieu.

My outfit for the night was a lolita type ensemble which I’ve worn previously  (although I forgot to wear my spotted mini tophat, which would’ve matched perfectly!)

EGL aristocrat silk blouse: Fan Plus Friend (link here)

Spotted jacket: Ann Vanilla, bought at Alamode Market in Tokyo
Wide belt: Peter Lang for Cue
Spotted corset: Camden Market, UK
Skirt: Algonquins
Panniers under skirt: Takeshita St, Harajuku
Shoes with crown detail and pearls: Refuse To Be Usual
Read Janice/Chaigyaru’s write up of the night here – she has better pictures!
Read Violet’s latest post for Sneaker Sunday here – shoes with red glitter!


  1. I loooooove your outfit!! I read Violet lebeaux's blog too, love it ^^ Might have to check out Janice her blog 🙂

  2. Oh yes! Janice (obviously) is very pretty and has lots of great reviews on her make-up blog. She also loves circle lenses, nail deco and bling in general 🙂

  3. aww your too sweet!
    thanks for the fab night and for booking the restaurant 🙂 🙂

  4. And of course it was delightful meeting you guys 😀 Thank you so much for organizing everything!

  5. You are way too old to be wearing Lolita/Japanese clothing. Seriously, do you ever look at yourself? You don’t think for one second that you don’t look just a slight bit *horrible*?? Please, PLEASE, start dressing your age. This doesn’t mean you have to look like frumpy, boring garbage, just grow up and have some fucking class and stop hurting 99% of the eyes around you. Someone had to say it, because I’m sure many people than run across this blog are thinking it.

    • Well, you’re entitled to your opinion, and I do certainly have some past outfits that I wish I hadn’t worn. But you know what? There are many, many people who like my not-so-safe dressing, and I like the above outfit and would wear it again. Dressing has almost nothing to do with age, and everything to do with body shape and attitude. I won’t waste energy on such a negative troller, but suggest you look at other outfit posts…I have many different styles that I wear; this is just one.