Monday, December 14, 2015

The Music of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton

Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the Atlanta Symphony Pops perform the music of Danny Elfman from all the great Tim Burton movies. This video is an great example of the concert.
Plus the 501st Legion had over 25 characters in attendance before the concert and during the show. The 501st Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization with over 7,500 members dedicated to constructing Stormtroopers, Sith Lords, and other 'bad guys' from the Star Wars universe. 

Andrea Nicole Baker

Haenuli's Moon Jelly Princess at Disney World

Through the magic of Disney Photographers here are some amazing photos in my new coord!

At the Magic Kingdom

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Disney Photo Studio and BTSSB

There is a wonderful Disney photo studio in the Disney Springs Marketplace area. It's actually the customer service building where, among other things, guests can purchase memory maker and their photo pass photos. It is also used for the the Biddidi Bobbidi Boutique where the little girls go to get their photos taken after their makeovers into princesses!

So when I get to Disney Springs it is always a MUST to go there and have a coordinate photo shoot. The photographers are always so welcoming and enjoy doing lots of photos and poses.  So here is a set of my BTSSB Halloween JSK (and matching parasol) taken Dec 3, 2015.

Andrea Nicole Baker

Adventures with Pluto at the Magic Kingdom

So I'm standing by the Christmas Tree, in the Main Street Square of the Magic Kingdom at WDW, waiting for the photographers to change over and have my photo taken. Pluto comes by. I take the moment to give him a big hug and tell him that I love him.

After my picture is taken, Pluto's handler comes over and tells me that Pluto wants to see me. OMG! So I go stand in his line. He's flirting with me between photos of guests. Then I finally get to the front of the line and he makes a bug fuss over me. When we finish taking photos he takes me by the hand and "kidnaps" me. He takes me up the stairs to where the main street train station is.  We go up to the top and wave to everyone who has been watching us.

We take lots more photos. Hugs all around. What a magical experience. Love that dog!   Here are the photos taken by the Disney photographer and how this all plays out.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Lolitas sure use a lot of acronyms! Truth! Last weekend was a trip to Orlando for International Lolita Day (ILD) at the Dream Fantasy Theater con and also the opportunity to have some fun a Walt Disney World.

I arrived at WDW on Thursday evening and checked into my room at the Pop Century resort. It's a budget resort that I have stayed at many times. Good prices, convenient and fun. A perfect place for one or two people in a room.  Went to Disney Springs for an evening of shopping, browsing and dinner.  The changes to the old "Downtown Disney" are amazing.

Friday was Hollywood Studios day. I'll post a separate piece with lots more photos. But here is one of my favorites. Me and Santa Goofy,

Saturday was a Full day at Dream Fantasy Theatre. There were about 60-70 Lolitas in attendance. It was held at the Castle Hotel Orlando. A beautiful location. The highlight of the day were the two fashion shows. The Indie Designer and the brand fashion shows.  Enjoy the Video.
The boutique was filled with lots of interesting things from dresses to accessories.  Yes, I purchased a few blouses and jewelry and ordered a new dress.

Sunday was the formal Tea.  Another great Video. The food and company were awesome. I even won a raffle prize of a BTSSB mini-handbag.

I was happy to support DFT when (18 months ago) they announced the event. I bought a VIP ticket. It;s so important to support local (in this case Southeast US) events. It;s more than just a casual meeting up for a few hours. It's  wonderful opportunity to socialize and also meet and make new friends. To me that is well worth the price of admission. Hope it is held again next year.

Monday was a fun day at the Magic Kingdom. A girl can't have enough magical days there. Especially a magical Lolita princess. I had an amazing adventure with Pluto. Here is one picture. I'll be blogging the entire adventure soon,

Andrea Nicole Baker