Thursday, April 26, 2012

Few April Acquisitions

Just sharing some few awesome stuff I got recently. I am not really shopping a lot these days for I focused on saving up for my tuition. Still, I hope you'd enjoy the stuff I am about to share.

Handmade soap, body scrub and lip balm from my dearest friend. She sent some to me as a gift and for a review since I believe she's going to start selling her creations pretty soon. I haven't used them yet for I really treasure them. I'll post a review soon when I convinced myself. XD

Follow more of her works in Ruffled Tea Diary.

Kitty glasses I scored in Ozinefest. I might have the lenses changed into ones with grades soon. ;3

Gift from my awesome friend, Liac. It was a surprise gift when I hang with her in Ozine. Such a sweet girl.

Thrift find! Can't wait to incorporate these with my creations.

And a cute mini skirt also from a thrift shop. I need this for my everyday agendas.

Well, that's it. I'm currently hungry and sleepy so sorry for a poorly written post. Haha! ;)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

OOTD: Red red Madeleine

My outfit for school last Tuesday. I kind of surprised the folks in school seeing me with longer hair. But meh, they are used to seeing me with different hairstyles since last year was a total whirlwind of hairstyle changes for me.

Vintage dress - Quiapo, Manila | Eggplant beret - Dorotee Sweetlips (made by me) | White poppies - Handmade | Wig - Koizumi Riza

I named this outfit after the children's book character, Madeleine since one of my friends coined that term when he saw me, haha! I was indeed trying to pull off a little London girl look. Too bad the weather is too hot to wear boots or leggings with it. ;A;

I love my wig. Although I have a hard time managing curly wigs, I love how it eases my longing for my long hair. I had to cut my hair three months ago because of excessive hair fall due to constant styling and dyeing and bleaching. My wig arrived late though due to schedule conflicts with the courier but I'm glad the seller was nice enough to help me and stay in contact with me during the process. I recommend Koizumi Riza for your wig needs. ~ <3

-Justine Chantelle

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sweet sweet tutu

A commissioned tutu skirt for my client, Ms.Trisha.

It can be worn as a petticoat but it's presentable enough to wear alone as a skirt. It's made of three tones of pink tulle and acetate lining as the base skirt.

It's really fluffy I'm gonna die!

Follow my works at Dorotee Sweetlips' page.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Blood of Asia

Qi Lolita dress commission for my client Ms.Milli. It's my first time to do the Qi lolita style so I'm really happy to have done this project.

The dress have a separate JSK and a topper. JSK is made out of silk and the topper is made out of lace.

The JSK can be used as a basic lolita dress or simply a basic dress for any occasion.

Making the topper was a bit tricky for me for I haven't done this kind of neckline before and the lace is so soft that it's hard to manipulate. I'm glad though I was able to work with it.

A close up of the set.

And the separate obi.

Follow more of my work at Dorotee Sweetlips' page.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Book Feature: Tokyo Street Style

I've been meaning to share this book I saw last year. I just took photos since this was from my Alma Mater's library (De La Salle-College of St.Benilde). The LRC/library was one of my favorite from that school. It does have almost everything. You would never get bored of all those books.

Moving on. I just took photos of the pages I am interested in. Obviously, pages that tackles about Lolita fashion.

A little bit of info on how Lolita Fashion began.

Japanese designers have consistently copied Western-style clothing, leading to what has developed into an original Japanese look.

Yep, Gothic Lolita actually started in Osaka and Kansai and was later on seen in Tokyo.

Fashion was heavily influenced by music at that time. Japanese fans come to concerts dressed up like their music idols. Gothic and Lolita Bible also started as a special issue by Kera and just became solo later on.

I just like looking back at the old-school look. Most of it speaks a lot of personal style. I hate to say it but what I see now is mostly of Angelic Pretty's signature look. I miss the time when people would DIY.

And a little history of the leading brand, Baby the Stars Shine Bright. I think most of their designs are timeless. If styled properly, it would suit every age.

An interview from a lifestyle lolita in Japan. I see this girl now in magazines.

Some history of the famous punk style brand, SEX POT ReVeNGe.

And I just missed the Antique Cafe times.

And of course, Mana.

And lastly, some info about the Fairy Kei line, SPANK. I think the 'fairy-kei' tribe wasn't up yet when this book was published but SPANK has been there ever since.

Well, I hope you like my book feature. I think this book is great if you want to learn more about the roots of the now famous Japanese Fashion. It enlightened me a lot, really. :)