Yeap! I went to see the queen bee of kawaii fashion herself, no other than the very Tricia Gosingtian! This was I think her 3rd installment of her book signing series, and this was held in National bookstore TriNoma.  

But this time, I was already very traumatized from the time I went to Ramon Bautista's signing. The time I went to his signing, the advertised time was 2PM. I got there 2:30 PM and got out of the venue at about 6:00 PM. I stood in line for three hours, and by the time it was already my turn, photo ops were no longer allowed and Ramon just wrote generic messages and it was no longer personalized. So depressing. 

My extreme trauma meant that despite the advertised time of 2PM, I went there 1PM to make sure that I was going to be able to interact with Tricia properly. And I brought a mini folding chair with me in my bag to make sure that I need not stand up for a long time. Thankfully, with the chair that I brought, I barely had to wait whilst standing. Moreover, at Ramon's event I was customer 500-something, and in this one, at least I was customer 9. 

Whilst waiting they were showing on a projector screen some scans of Tricia's book, ads for Casio watches and a makeup tutorial video that she made in cooperation with CanMake cosmetics

And they even have a giant standee of her book cover! If you visit her blog you'd see her in a whole body shot of this dress. I really think that the dress is uber cute! 

I am so jealous of how slim Tricia is in real life!!! She does look slim in her photos, but in real life she's even slimmer! I wish I were as slim as she is!

I also love, love, love her hair! This reddish-bronze-brown color suits her well, and I now want this color for my hair. I've already asked momma to dye my hair this way. Definitely this looks cuter than when her hair was leaning towards the blondie side. 

First she gave out a speech on thanking the guests and all. She talked about how she had started this project since March but just didn't tell anyone, and all the struggles and difficulties that she had faced while doing this book. She also thanked all those who have loyally followed her blog from the beginning and all those who came to the event and bought a book. 

She then answered questions from the audience. What amused me the most was when someone asked if her style was still 'sophisticute.' She responded that her style has matured a lot since she started her blog aged 18 (she is now 25), and that a lot of changes have been done to how she dresses. But the central theme is that she is still always attracted to all things kawaii. And actually even if you look at her current outfits some of them are matured and some of them still resonate the kawaii element a lot. 

I can definitely say that she is as sweet as she looks. She's really nice and accommodating, and even though she is the 'it girl' of blogging she still keeps a low profile. She had no bodyguards or PA's whatsoever, and just came with her mom and a friend (I think). 

I also appreciated how you can feel that she is happy when others are inspired to blog because of her. Usually you would expect the queen bee to be jealous or wary of newcomers, but for Tricia, that is not the case. Newcomers feel somewhat like an accomplishment to her (maybe) because it somehow means that she was that great as a blogger that others are now inspired to follow suit. 

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