Sunday, December 10, 2017

Upcycle with me - bringing life to an old pair of Bodyline shoes

Finally! I have been putting off this project for years. I can't believe I have done it! I had been always aggressive in practicing sustainable and ethical fashion for my personal style and my brand, Dorotee Sweetlips for years and years. My friends can attest to this because I kind of infected them into the lifestyle. hehe 

 Almost 10 years ago, people would frown on the idea of "recycled" or "thrifted". I remember receiving unpleasant remarks from people I don't even know. But maybe that was 10 years ago - I was young and surrounded by the wrong people. But times have changed! How fancy it would be to think that perhaps I was just ahead of my time and I'm kind of giving myself a high five right now for holding on to my values. I'm glad I believed in myself. :) 

 A friend from Fashion Revolution PH approached me weeks ago if I was willing to participate for #MakeSMTHNGweek. It is an online collective activity to make a noise and raise awareness about sustainable fashion. The mechanics are basically to create something whether your plan is to recreate iconic looks from your favorite celebrities out of ukay or diy clothes, accessories, etc.. I'm like "This is my forte! Bring it!" I immediately remembered about my sad shoes that I have been avoiding for a long time so I decided to finally roll my sleeves and breathe a new life to this pair.

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Azabu by Toshi - An Authentic Japanese Cuisine Experience

Last month, my family was invited to experience an authentic Japanese cuisine experience at Azabu by Toshi also formerly known as Washoku de Azabu. It was also a perfect day to dress up in casual kawaii for that "Japan in Manila" experience.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lace Up! 2017 in my eyes (An organizer's point of view)



It's been two weeks since we wrapped up our first ever lolita fashion mini-con, Lace Up! and as the head organizer, I'm still processing how something as visionary as this has finally been realized. I found myself putting off my thoughts and feelings from this experience because as cliche as it sounds, it felt surreal! I had my doubts and although hopeful, I kept my expectations grounded because I believe that we can dream but we also have to be realistic on what can be achieved at a time.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lolita Meet for Lolita Memoires Volume 2 Release

Last August 19 2017, The Philippine Gothic and Lolita Community gathered again for the release of our self-published lolita fashion photomag, Lolita Memoires. We are already on our volume two with a bigger number of pledges this time.