This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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When your husband surprised you...

Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
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This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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Hyper Japan 2017

If you’re ready for an explosion of kawaii overloads and everything Japanese. Then you will love Hyper Japan 2017. Do read on.

(Kawaii mean cuteness in Japanese.)

This is an annual festival which I go to every year. I have covered it a few time over the year: 2014, 2015 and 2016.

For a few years now I have adored anything Japanese. You can say my heart belong to the far east. I just adore their culture, the history, the people and everything else. It just a beautiful place and I would just absolutely love to visit.

But off course, traveling there is really expensive so I have to be contend with visiting a London based festival that celebrates everything Japanese.

And when I say everything Japanese, I really do mean – everything Japanese. You can get a taste of Japanese foods, wearing traditional kimono, sing along to some j-pop singer and play the latest Japanese video game.

It fair to say that I always have lots of fun and it something I always look forward to every year.

Hyper japan 2017 was at the weekend and off course I went along and went basically snap-happy as you will see from the photos.

This year it was held at the old Tobacco docks which if I’m frank – was the most rubbishes venue ever to hold a festival. Now I don’t want to hype it all up and tell you how amazing it is – which it normally is; only for me to turn round and to say that it was crap.

But who ever had the bright idea of holding a festival in an old tobacco factory really need to think a better venue in 2018.

What made it so rubbish, I hear you ask? Well as I said it was held in an old tobacco factory and it was all over the place and really disorganized. This year it looked more like an unorganized jumble sale then a festival celebrating Japan.

There was no structure and I genuinely couldn’t find anything I wanted. And when I did – I couldn’t find it again. For example, I came across an origami stand so I thought I buy some for Richard as he loves origami, it didn’t accept card – only cash. So I then went on a hunt for the cash machine. Found it – got some cash but could I find the origami stand. Nope. Disappeared into thin air.

Another thing on why it was a rubbish venue, you couldn’t move or look at anything. I have no hope in hell to look at any of anime comics as there was 20 thousand people all cramped into a tiny office space where the anime comic was. It was the same with the Japanese sweets section and the kimono.

Hyper Japan 2017 was supposed to be the second largest event in the UK over the weekend (don’t ask me what was number 1) and you could tell by the sheer number of crowds.

I spent more time this year trying to find where everything is – then actually looking at anything. A real big criticisms was that I could not find anywhere to get a simple bottle of water.

It sounds so silly, but there was nowhere to sit down and have a drink. Ok sure, there were stands where you can sample Japanese wine and beers. But I just wanted a plain bottle of water as I was dying of thirst! With the sheer number of attending – you would think there be somewhere to sit down and drink.

I don’t want to spend the whole time grumbling, but this year venue really let it down. However, Hyper Japan 2017 was still fun to see all the cosplay and as you will see from the photos I got to see some of the things there.

But this year I couldn’t celebrate Japan in a big way, so hopefully in 2018 they will pick a better venue.

Let look at some Kawaii photos from Hyper Japan 2017:

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12 Comments
  • Jennifer
    July 19, 2017

    I hate it when the venue is bad. It can make a great event turn into an awful experience, as you just found out.

  • Michele
    July 19, 2017

    It sounds like the event was poorly planned

  • Sunday
    July 19, 2017

    Japan is one of my bucket list travel destination. I always hear such beautiful things about it. PS: sorry for about the venue sucking.

  • Sara
    July 19, 2017

    This sounds amazing! I’m so sorry that the venue was bad. Hopefully 2018 is better!

  • Jacqueline
    July 19, 2017

    Oh dear. Sorry to hear this was so disappointing. I love attending festivals especially county themes festivals but judging by your pictures and the description of the location it appeared to be lack lustre.

  • Ramona
    July 19, 2017

    Sometimes things don’t always go as planned but it seems like a really cool experience to go to Japan.

  • Shauna
    July 19, 2017

    It’s unfortunate that you couldn’t fully enjoy the festival because of the bad organization. A poor venue choice can really affect how the festival goes. I hope you found something to enjoy of the experience.

  • Patrick
    July 19, 2017

    My favorite things Japanese

    Godzilla
    Jet Jaguar
    Hello Kitty!!
    Akira

    This does look like a fun event,Anna.

  • Amy
    July 19, 2017

    This sounds like such a great idea – too bad it was poorly executed! Those photos are great.

  • Jenisha
    July 20, 2017

    This sounds good. Hope you will enjoy next year

  • Phaytea's Pulse
    July 20, 2017

    Love the items on display…..great for souvenir

  • Adero Harrison
    July 21, 2017

    Sounds amazing. Sorry everything didn’t work out!

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