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26 February 2012 @ 02:25 am
Red Velvet Valentine Photos!  
With ManikaManila, it's never too early or too late to celebrate occasions. (well, okay, not TOO early/late) It was no different with Valentine's Day. ♥

This year we decided on a simple theme: Red! It was an easy theme in general, but for those with no red clothes...it was sewing/improvising time. As for the venue, it was important to have a place that would compliment all the red.

Thanks to the community Venue Scouting post, we found Stacy's.

Thankfully, the location of the venue (pretty far up North) did not discourage attendance!


Tiny basket! ♥

Attendees:
1. Krishna (hibiemi) with Ulalume
2-3. Kass (kickasskass) and Ryan with Blair
4-5. Mina (valerious_d) and Raf with Violet
6. Kanis (kanis04) with Ceth & Josh
7. Arvie (4evrnblujeans) with Naya, Aahil & Dae
8. Janine (yaminotenshi11) with Jared
9. Mark (coffeebugg) with Mikuru & Youya
10. Marisol (marisolflakes) with Wyvie
11-12. Maica and Chi
13. Kyra (devolvedarling) with Zita, Zeno, Duckie, Kouta & Datu
14. Nix (kuro_akira) with Starr, Diva, Quibble, LaToya & Littlerose
15. Kachan (blue_n_lou) with Sabine
16. Jen (darknessfatale) with Reaiah, Eremiel & Hisame
17. Trisha (delgadina) with Viola & Nola
18. Alecx with Ember & Pip
19. Marik (noxxtis) with Kitt, Sky, Crow & Ziggy
20. Madz (nekonekomadz) with Alice
21. Imahica (imahica) with Adarna & Prins
22. Pao (pd1223) with Solara & Harper
23-25. Jhulian (ylden), Wintzel and Friend with Frei
26. Marien with Lucy
27-28. Tanya (heytanya) and Wilf with Axie, Cal, Gavin, Vero & Phim

As usual, please correct me if I got anything wrong!
So sorry Jhulian, I didn't catch your friend's name!


ManikaManila headquarters for today!


Our official meet tarp! Sponsored by our newest mod, Trisha~ ♥


The place had cute little stuff everywhere. Look, a BJD-sized sewing machine!


Drinks menu~


Can never get enough of these girls ♥ Diva and Zita c:


Finally, the twin Asas meet! Wyvie and Youya :3


Hello naughty cutie Dae 8D


Dae's probably gasping at my drink: Stacy's Triple Choco milkshake ♥


Or maybe my food? XD


Or Jan's rootbeer?


Kuri's cake, perhaps?


No wait, it's definitely my Choco Lava.

Please don't shoot me! Enough food shots, I promise. 8D


We had a newcomer today! ♥ Hello Frei. And Harper reborn. :D (he is a boy now)


Closeup!


Another newcomer! Pao's pretty Solara :3


Viola in a Kuri Zipper Dress. ;D


Lumie ♥


Alice in her gorgeous kimono-dress. *u*


I seriously looove Adarna's face ♥


Miss Wyvie c:


Hello Prins! (I love his shirt okay)


Crow ♥


MICHAEL JACKSONNNNN Zeno *-* ... /fangirls


Starr ♥


and Sabine. I looooove her dress! X)


Ohai Lucy!


Prom King and Queen Naya and Aahil!
Aahil, you are not dressed properly for prom. :|


Naya ♥ in another lovely Arvie gown c:


Forever alone Sky! (and his beloved Bible)


...then again this guy is more forever alone. :| *pats Ceth*


I love this wig on Josh ♥


Eerie and Violet ♥


Blair practically belonged to the "set". XD


This little one was a little out of place with all the brightness...but adorable nonetheless ♥


Reerie ♥ c:


Aww dolls. C:


Tiny table!!! ♥♥♥ This was Littlerose's first local meet. X)


Ember X) She's always so cool.


Pip... O^O ♥ ...*dies from cute*


Mikuru~ :3


This is a Valentine's meet, so naturally... c:
Quib and LaToya ♥


...see how quickly this boy jumps to another girl :| tsk tsk tsk.


Ahihihihi romance!!


*cue dramatic music*


.................. "I'm too young for this >_>" 8D;;;;


And then a Wild Tanya appeared! With her whole crew~ c:


Newcomer hottie Vero *u* ♥♥♥ Hello pare.


Another newcomer, Phim~ X) ♥


Gavin and Cal c: Last time we saw these two was at Halloween 2010 as Light and Misa!


And then fiiiiiiinally the two Doll-love Alices meet! Axie and Alice ♥


...see a little resemblance? no wonder Felix and Arvid are my favorite SID & EID man sculpts


Pao's kids! :D


Cal~ X) I love her dress omg.


Two very stunning ladies~ *u* in Marisol gowns!


Gorgeous, baby, gorgeous!


....Prins you REALLY can't tell the difference????


Fellow Luts dolls, Frei and Phim~


CHOCO LAVAAAAAAAAAAAA last food shot I promise yeahright.


Hi girls. C: Ahihihihi.


Sabine and Lucy~ Girltalk maybe? XD


Blair fits right in with everything in this restaurant, I swear~ ♥u♥


Sabine's dresssssss ;u; and well. Sabine in general. ♥ So lovely~


I panicked for a while cause I couldn't find LaToya.


Diva Zita Dita Ziva =))) ♥


Aww moar girl friendssss. c: Axie and Phim.


Frei and Diva ♥


Blair and bunniiiieeees X}
A farther shot! And a closer one~


And then Tanya had to go! ;u; We had a last minute Bro and Sis shot before she left.
Well..Sis Axie and...Little Bro Littlerose. xD ALSO, I must not fail to mention Axie's 15-minute dress. I wish I could make that in 15 minutes. :| you already, Tanya.


Kyra's little boys with my new little boy~~ X) ...Kouta, Littlerose & Duckie~


There was a cute little mailbox just the right fit for Latis. :3 (and a ddung)


...yup, still forever alone.


Tinies with tiny house!!!


I love these girls okay. OKAY?


Late group shot!!! ;u;
We should've done this earlier in the day. Cry.
(kahit baka di na kasya sa lens ko if we took it earlier in the day)


ANOTHER GROUP SHOT yayyyyyyy HOOMANZ


Stylized group shot wala lang low depth of field o.


Hodoo twins Reaiah and Ember ♥


Hi Datu even if you're depressed I STILL LOVE YOUUUUUU *strokes hair*


Because Quib is manlier than Zeno


I don't understand that pose, I guess he's trying to hold on to his hood but can't cause yea. Open hands forever


This shot again because TINY BASKET


Because LaToya is manlier than Starr


MARCUS TWINS ♥ I love them. TTuTT
And Kyra's sewing skills. I shall steal them.


Let's pretend they're a couple. XD


I am sixteen going on seventeen, I know that I'm naiiiiive~


You are seventeen going on eighteen, I'll depeeeend on youuuuuu~


Diva: Shut up, Nix. :|
...8D;;;;;;;


iloveyouDatu


Quib and Toya with huhuhu I forgot their names


Aww it's Marik's twins~ c:


Aww it's my dolls ♥


Aww it's — OHMYGOD paparazzi mode! 8D *snaps*


Last food shot I PROMISE FOR REAL.

I think I may be high.
Forgive this post. Sabaw na me.

Love you always, MM!!! ♥♥♥ X)

...see? It was the last food shot. 8D *SHOT*
 
 
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valerious_dvalerious_d on February 25th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
100 shots. HA-MAZING.

Again, SO glad I got to go (despite the distance. I owe Raf another batch of cookies XD)

And THANK YOU FOR THE ANIME SERIES. XD

Hope I can get to go to more meets!
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
Not really 100. Binawasan ko na hahahahaha.

WAS SO AWESOME SEEING YOU AGAIN, DESTINYYYY~ ♥
Thank YOU for the torrents. C: ahihihihi.

You must go to moar. X)
Jan: HOOORAY! CARAMELLDANSEN!yaminotenshi11 on February 25th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaay! :D

The venue is so nice, so cozy. >___< The dolls totally took over the garden thing. XDDD

Happy Valentines MM!~♥♥♥

P.S.:

I love the hoomans' group shot. XDDDDD
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
Actually, nag-camp na kami doon when you guys left. XDDD
Happy Valentines, Jan! X3

Yay for hoomans!!! *-*
marie angelcakesmarieangelcakes on February 25th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for these great photos!
Oh what fun! Damn, I sure do missed a lot! :D
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
You're welcome, dear. ♥♥♥ You were missed!!!
Anjbattiegotriddim on February 25th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Looks like you guys had fun. I wasn't expecting so many photos but wow, that looks awesome. And the sets for photographing the dolls are just beautiful. <3 I wish I could have been there. It seems like the food is good too. : (
Love how the dolls were so uniform.
I actually thought the hoomuns were sposed to wear red too. (I already had my outfit prepared) :))
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
Hahaha, like I said, I am a sucker for color themes. XD Weirdly enough, I did NOT know about the grassy area with all the lovely sets. So that was a really pleasant surprise. X) ♥

Missed you veveh. :(( huhuhu.

...I wore red! 8D
Imahicaimahica on February 25th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Waaaaaaaah! Nix, your pictures are always lovely (BJD, human and food shots + CAPTIONS--super loooooove :) ) !!~
Thanks again, MM for another wonderful meet (buti na lang People power/EDSA day) XD
See you guys next meet!!!
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
I'm happy you like my sabaw captions! XDDD hahaha.
It's great you were able to go. X3 ♥ I love Adarna. *-*
See you, dear~
Jhulian G.ylden on February 25th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
I die for the Human Group Shot!♥♥♥ Sayang umuwi na kami agad T_T

Unforgettable first doll meet is unforgettable. Many thanks to everyone for being so nice (I was literally overwhelmed when we first entered, promise!) And special thanks to hibiemi for showing me around and doing introductions! ♥

Sa sobrang kasabawan ko yesterday, hindi ko na matandaan ung mga names. Pordat your post is my Cheat Sheet LoL!

Sa uulitin! ♥♥♥
Imahicaimahica on February 26th, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
Hello! nice to meet you! Ako yung naka pink jumper na may pink camera at pink bag LOL
next meet ulit!!!
(no subject) - kickasskass on February 26th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
(no subject) - ylden on February 26th, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
(no subject) - hibiemi on February 26th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
(no subject) - 4evrnblujeans on February 26th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
(no subject) - ylden on February 26th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
(no subject) - kuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - kuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
Ken'yuu Gokudera: yama - heartkanis04 on February 26th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Lol! I'm this close to asking Marie to let me buy Ashe's wig. I know at least six people who likes it on Josh.xD;

Wonderful pics as always, Nix~!♥ I wish we could have stayed longer for the dorrie and human group shots.;_;

DivaStarrforeverrr

Until next meet.o/
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Omg sana pumayag siya??? XDDD; I hope Ashe has another wig!
Yeah, let's take another group shot next time ;u;
DivaStarrmaybeeeehahaha
Mari: obscenekyophile on February 26th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you for sharing these Nix~!<3 So much red. I am in love.<3 <3 <3 I've been missing too many meets now! Must. Attend. The. Next. One!!!

And the food asdfghjklasdfghjkl. *mouth foaming*

Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Mariiiii hope you can attend the next one! ;u; Huhuhu.
Always aaaaalwayssss a pleasure to share meet experiences. ♥
kickasskass: blair4kickasskass on February 26th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Ang ganda ng place ;w; /le creys
Ayaw na sana umalis ni Blair wahahaha!!!

Looking forward to the next meets!
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
Stacy's = Blair's home away from home =))
♥ More meets yay~ c:
kawaii_monkawaii_mon on February 26th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
I am waiting for my lunch to cook and I am so hungry now! XDDD
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Hahaha. XD This is turning into a BJD-food blog. XD;;;
Hibi//Kuri: Ulalumehibiemi on February 26th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Awesome shots! Thank you so much for them. :3 By the way, the DD Mark brought was Mikuru.
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Woot, thanks for the correction, Kuri~ :D Need to learn how to tell DD's apart. =))
☠ we'll wreak havoc on the throne ☠: ♫ take on every double daredevolvedarling on February 26th, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
LOL Nix can I just say, I love your 2 AM stream of consciousness commentary in this post.

Thanks for the pics <33 documentarian award is yours. Food shots ftw! And I love our themed meets kasi it's fun to see what everyone comes up with (even in their states of panic for some) and mostly because everyone wins :))

ILU all and I'm glad I got to see you all again. Yey <333

PS I love and want to steal Littlerose ok. Might smuggle him in Zeno's ridiculously wide pants. They will be roomy so do not worry about comfort. FYI lang just saying kbye :)) LOL joke lang...the pants are not ridiculous. lol joke lang everything except the part where I love Littlerose seriously huhuhu TTuTT also because the pants really are crazy big.

PPS Promise talaga I love ManikaManila.

PPPS Sarap nung cherry chocolate ice cream thing nila. Yunlang.
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA I dunno what came over me. =)) Sabawness yayyy.
I love our themed meets, too. ♥♥♥ The meet date forces us into productivity =)) Meets might be my favorite deadlines. =w= ;;;

PS LOL sige go steal him sometime, he might want to meet with his new playmates again. X);;

PPS IKR liek omgwhat. ♥

PPPS I TRIED IT IT WAS AWESOME let's go back
Mari Solmarisolflakes on February 26th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
awesome pix ^_^ aww too bad wala na kami sa human shots and doll group shot T_T

Edited at 2012-02-26 03:40 am (UTC)
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Aga niyo nga umalis eh. ;u; huhuhu. Next time. ♥
Marik Ramanoxxtis on February 26th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
BEST THEME EVERRRRRRR

It's a really nice venue; we should come back c:
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. Definitely a theme good for you~ XD
YES let's go. ♥ X)
Andy: Listen.asuka_chan17 on February 26th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
SO MUCH LOVE IN THE AIR~!!! XDDD Everyone looks so gorgeous/adorable/sexy here in red, black, and white. I've missed so many of the dorries here, particularly Tanya's crew. (Kahit kailan, ang taray pa rin ng itsura ni Cal! I miss her, really!)

In whatever meet they attend, Ziva forever seems to stick out. Plus, I have to steal Kyra's sewing skillz too. Masyadong panalo and tahi niya. Kaawaawa lang naman si Sky! Y FOREVER ALONE?

Basta, ikinasusuklam ko ang eskwelahan namin for making me go to school on Saturday and missing this! I bought fabric pa naman for Freya's dress. (_ _)""

No matter! Palapit ng palapit na ang Summer Sale natin! >8D Thanks for the pics, Nix! The shot of Blair were my most favorite!
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
Tanya is a rare pokemon, given her show dates and all. ;o;
Too bad you weren't able to go. ;A;
But it's never too late to make that dress! ;)
heytanya: Gavin Cruxheytanya on February 26th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
I'M SO HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN THERE~ Feels good to be back! ;w;
First meet ever for Vero and Phim, first meet in a looooong while for me, Gav, Cal, and Ax. XD

Thanks for the pictures Neeks, and thanks so much for introducing me to the others.
Labyuso. TwT <3

Also, if anyone wants to beat my time for the 15-minute dress (which is actually an infinity dress), here's the link to the tutorial... http://sewlikemymom.com/little-red-infinity-dress-tutorial/

It might be helpful to some! ^o^

Til the next one y'gaiz <3 xx
Jhulian G.ylden on February 27th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
So happy to meet you! Really loved the girls' dresses, ang effortless lang ng beauty nila! ♥
(no subject) - heytanya on February 28th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
(no subject) - kuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - heytanya on February 28th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
(no subject) - kuro_akira on February 28th, 2012 05:29 am (UTC)
nekonekomadznekonekomadz on February 27th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Hai thar Quib~ *shameless favorite* XDD

I had fun! I also love the place (malayo nga lang hurr hurr).

Hello people I just met! Hellooooo~ Alice also says hi to Heytanya's Axie. :D
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Madz ang galing mo magsew huhuhu. ;u; ♥ EID WOMEN CLOTHESSSS!!! \o/ *shot*
So glad you had fun. X) And thank you for loving Quib. ♥
(no subject) - heytanya on February 28th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Veritas et Joeyvox_veritas on February 27th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Was it the lighting that helped you get these fantastic shots, Nix, or was it one of your snazzy lenses? And was Trisha's modship announced here?
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
Joeyyyy! *o* Tis an honor for you to have called my shots fantastic. *cries*
The lighting in the venue was great, AND I brought a reflector to the meet! So it helped a lot. :) I just used a 50mm f/1.8, it's the only lens I have aside from my kit lens. XD
And yesss we announced her modship! :) Sadly no party poppers and confetti~ D;

Edited at 2012-02-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
coffeebuggcoffeebugg on February 27th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Would've liked to stay longer but had previous engagements. And I was on a plane just 12 hours later XD
Nixkuro_akira on February 27th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Boo. Hopefully you can stay longer next time? ;(
Oh and sorry about my shriek when I was taking pictures of the Asas! XD;;;
(no subject) - coffeebugg on March 2nd, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
D. Fatale: Reaiah: Death Princedarknessfatale on February 28th, 2012 07:03 am (UTC)
Tiny Basket = <3<3<3!!! XDXDXD You always get the quality shots of the meet and I love them all very muchly (along with the paparazzi shot of Reaiah and Eerie just being......herself XD).

'Til next meet again! ^^

PS. Stacy's is starting to become one of my favorite meet venues because of the food and that cozy grassy area they got ^^.
Nixkuro_akira on February 28th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
So happy you like the shots, Jen. ♥ Eerie's so hot, seriously~ *u*

Woot! Til next meet. ♥

Cherry choco ice cream on fake grassy area ftw!