Monday, January 14, 2013

Frilly busy

I'm currently working on a collection for a j-fashion show hosted by Thomasian Nihon Kyoukai on 30th. The collection would be leaning more towards the princess side of lolita as opposed to the dark styles I made for the fashion show I did for Eternal Death Wake X last November. Mentioning that, I remembered haven't posted any aftermath posts regarding the said show. I will try to catch up on that after this project. orz

Sketching to death like crazy. It's pretty hard to come up with fresh ideas for lolita fashion without breaking the guidelines. While it is healthy for any designer to come out of the box from time to time, I have to restraint myself with the basic standards for Dorotee Sweetlips since it's my ultimate lolita baby. All other experimental designs would fall under a different brand which is my own signature, Justine Chantelle.

And oh, Iook at my cutie bunny planner! I kept it for years and I keep on forgetting about it. I'm finally using it now. Haha.

Work on progress. This design went to a lot of changes along the way from the sketched design. I'm trying to pull off a more clean and tailored look for this collection as a way of challenging my pattern making skills. I can't believe I can do so much with modifying patterns now yay! Thanks to my good training at fashion school.

A princess can't have enough bows and fine laces~ <3

Soooo, that's it for updates! I'm currently training my sister right at this very moment on layout and cutting patterns to fabric. Back to work!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fashion inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013

I can't believe I haven't seen the collection the moment it was debuted. I was searching the internet for inspirations for a collection I am working on and stumbled on this. Baroque elegance was born once again. 

The collection is pretty big but I chose my favorites. Here they are:

Watching the video is a MUST. The production design was superb too~ Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

two thousand and thirteen water snakes

Hello loves! Four hours have passed since 2013 began. Thank you to everyone who have been a part of my 2012, may it be bitter or simply sweet.. it doesn't matter in the end. It has been a tough year for me, burning myself out with work to distract myself from utter loneliness since my mom's passing. I worked 'til death that I finally raised my hands for losing too much energy at the latter part of the year. I have been productive, yes, but I drew inspiration from the sadness. I suffered a lot but I didn't realize that early.

Anyway, I had a good break from everything last month. I think I feel better now. I organized a pattern for the activities I'm supposed to do for the rest of the year. Last year, I just said yes to everything which was certainly draining. I'll also be training a couple of assistants to help me with my label, Dorotee Sweetlips, since I will spend more time at school this year. I am hoping it would be a great help keeping everything alive. I should learn to be a good teacher now.. I was always a bad teacher haha!

Also, some Dorotee Sweetlips update. I decided to permanently close commissions/made to order services. I'm doing so for the benefit of the label.. sort of a consistency with the image and trademark of the Dorotee Sweetlips feel.

I'm excited for 2013! Happy New Year everyone!