I ATTENDED THE ANGELIC PRETTY SAN FRANCISCO OPENING!! ^_^
it was insane!
i dont know where to begin! so i’ll start from that morning. i stayed at the sir francis drake hotel next to saks fifth avenue. my friend hollyn woke up at 5:45 to get ready…me? at 7:15 LOL im so lazy D:
hollyn helped curl my hair for the first time! (i don’t usually because i already have curly hair…) and also put in dolly wink #6 bottom lashes! i lost one in the carpet but it’s okay XD i teased her hair, too.
we went down to eat breakfast at 8:45; i got a lot of crazy stares, but a nice old lady politely asked what the cause was and we politely told her it was for a new japanese fashion store opening. she said she’d seen some others, so my friend and i felt slightly better! come to think of it…i felt like everyone was only asking me questions! (like when we were in line). maybe because i’m only 14, and less intimidating? but they would come directly to me O:
at 9:30 we had arrived in line after a brief 3-4 block walk to 15 Kearny Street that literally took 6 minutes. the outside of the shop looked awful; no sign, no decorations. the lovely girls behind me in line said that it was the type of store that ‘only you know about and you tell your friends and they don’t really like it.’ there were already probably 30 people in front of us; NOT including the few who came extra early for the tickets to come back! (which was maybe 10 or 20 people?) the girls behind us were getting bored with me and hollyn, and said they were from LA. we talked about how they should open stores in LA and NY too. the girl in miracle cake (light blue) was teaching hollyn and i how to shop in rodeo and get good service; ‘pretend you’re looking for a party dress and that $3000 isn’t a lot. look at the seams and snootily tell them it’s cheaply made, and they’ll offer you champagne and velor chairs to sit in; works like a charm!’ i wasn’t sure of their names, but i know naomi (the one in pink) has a blog here!
while waiting in line, some douchebag from above decided he wanted to start drama by throwing food. at first, i thought it was just trash on the ground, but later i overheard a lolita say ‘did someone just throw an orange at me?’ immediately, i told her that i thought people had been pelting food from above. it got a lot worse; he/she was pelleting GRAPES! :( i didn’t get hit, but it got on my shoes. we all moved under the overhang and took out our umbrellas.
i couldn’t deal with the bull, so the lolitas behind me in line came to a consensus and...I CALLED THE POLICE! that’s right! first time ever having to do that! the man eventually threw rubber gloves filled with water, but completely missed because his IQ is 5. the police came by but were looking in the wrong building at first…the pelter stopped for about an hour because he could see the police car, but later threw a few more things. it was pretty funny; me and some other lolitas got REALLY into the fight! we were verbally assaulting him ^_^
anyway, the store was supposed to open at 11 AM but they needed and extra ’15-20 mins’ which turned out to be 40. the store only allowed 20 people at a time, and for every 1 person who left, 2 would go in. so this pretty much took forever. luckily, my friend athena, who at first couldn’t make it, arrived! i was really happy. we took tons of pics of everyone around us! :)
by 12:30, we were in the very front of the line, and saw some interesting things. one asian lady asked us to be models for her japanese blog? i’m not sure exactly; shes supposed to email me about it later O: and we saw a kind old man with a really vintage camera! we also waved to the tons of chinese people riding the bus LOL. some waved back…!
we finally got in by 1:00. and boy, was it a let down…the decorations were lame; the only sign was taped to the window, the clothes weren’t that cute (or at least, the ones left after 2 hours weren’t D: ) hollyn’s dad, who drove me home, explained that AP must have wanted to open by black firday/christmas to make a lot of money and thats why the store looked sorta crappy. he also explained that the only reason there weren’t any good prints was because they probably wanted to show unpopular clothes because they KNEW that most people in line would make an impulse buy. if that makes sense? i hope they do import cuter clothes though, like jewelry jelly! @__@ i can agree that most made an impulse buy; i bought a really cute brown beret!
hollyn spent over $200 and got the 3rd to last invite; or so i thought. turns out it wasn’t buy the number of people who spent over $200; it was just anybody who did. but hollyn got a fancy one, wheras my friend austine got a ghetto hand written one LOL!
i hope she has fun, and maybe she will have pics :) overall the store was pretty small and not that jam packed; definitely not comparable to the new people mall opening (BABY opening). but still really fun and the 4 hour wait was not that miserable!
i’m glad it didn’t rain!
now please enjoy
some A CRAPLOAD! of photos i took here!
(sorry it wont let me embed photos in a slideshow </3)