Thursday, July 25, 2013

Guide to getting your measurements

Here's a step by step guide on how to get proper body measurements. This blog post is especially made for my clients who would like to have their dresses made but can't have an appointment with me due to some hindrances like conflicting schedules, distance, etc. Hope you guys find this post helpful!

I use two measuring tapes for me to get the most accurate measurements as possible. I suggest you do the same as to it's easier and faster. Read on to understand why.

1. Around the waist

To find the waist, measuring tape must be at the same level as the elbows. It is where the curve is deepest on a woman's body. Secure the tape measure using a pin and take note of the waist measurement.

2. Around the bust

Get the bust measurement where bust is at fullest.

3. Around the hips

Hips measurement is 7 inches from the waist.

4. Shoulders

Locate the bone where your shoulder blades and arm connects. Measure the distance- this is the shoulder measurement.

5. Width of back

Measure the distance of the back from armpit to armpit.

6. Length of back

Locate the cervical bone (batok for my Filipino friends) and get the length from it down to waist. Use the advantage of the first measuring tape already on place.

7. Width of chest

Same procedure as width of back.

8. Bust points

Measure the distance from bust point to bust point.

9. Cervical to waist

Place the tip of the tape on the cervical bone and measure down to the waist line.

10. Cervical to bust

Place the tip of the tape on the cervical bone and measure down to the bust point.

11. Length of skirt

From the waist line, measure down to the desired skirt length.

12. Armcye

Measure the circumference of the armcye.

13. Girth

Get the girth circumference just right under the armpit.

14. Arm

Get the arm circumference 3 inches up from the elbow.

15. Elbow

16. Forearm

Forearm is three inches down the elbow. Get the circumference.

17. Wrist

Locate where the arm and hand meet and get the circumference.

18. Inner sleeve

Measure the length of the inner sleeve from the armpit down to the wrist.

19. Outside sleeve

Have your model bend her arm like this and get the outside sleeve length from the shoulder bone, elbow, and to the wrist.

Soo, that's it. Pardon our derp faces and veiny hands. Eep! These are the hands of hardworking women though. Haha. Hope this helps! Thanks for reading.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Four looks: Labyrinth Garden

Hey guys! It's been a while. I haven't found motivation to blog during the past months until a while ago. Anyway, here are some looks I did for our resale Japanese fashion online shop, Labyrinth Garden. They are available and we only carry one piece per item since they are thrift finds.

For fun, I will be giving away a discount code for my readers who will buy the clothing articles I used in this post. The code will be effective until supplies last. Just include the code in your final orders when you send the order form. ^^

15% off CODE: LG-JChantelle-72213


First look is inspired both by Aomoji kei and Gyaru fashion. The blazer mimics the texture of leather and pairing it with a soft denim dress gives out a biker look. I used a kitty headband and skeleton hair clips for that Harajuku accent.

LG Black cropped blazer at 350PHP | LG Polkadots hoodie dress at 220PHP | Skeleton hand hairclips and Kitty headband - Dorotee Sweetlips

Second look is a simple rainy day dolly get up. Very wearable!

Blouse at 150PHP | Skirt at 250PHP | Boots at 750PHP

For the third look, my main theme was mori kei with a bit of a Northerner (Game of Thrones) inspiration. Perhaps my kawaii take on Ygritte.

"You know nothing, Jon Snow." Haha.

Fur capelet at 550PHP | Mori jumperskirt at 250PHP | Inner blouse at 75PHP

Last look is a toned down kawaii grecian look for that refined lady-like style. I accessorized with a simple bow belt for accent and paired it with my Bodyline lolita shoes.

Chiffon dress at 250PHP
Photography by Joeyn Hortaleza

Hope you like them and I would be very happy if you give them lovely clothes a new home. 'Til next post!

Justine Chantelle