Sunday, February 8, 2015

EnjoyJapan.PH with Tricia Gosingtian

Congratulations to EnjoyJapan.PH for a successful cocktail event yesterday. I'm very pleased to know that the owner of the project (which I met before at the pop up store of LucyPop) consider me as a friend and gave me and my company a personal invitation to join them. EnjoyJapan.PH aims to open the doors of Japan to the Philippines which is a dream come true for someone like me who eats and breathes Japanese culture - specifically the "kawaii" culture.

The event was hosted by their ambassador, Tricia Gosingtian, who also welcomed me personally to my surprise! Seriously, I didn't expect she would actually recognize me. I was out of words when she waved hi while I was admiring her from afar and approached me. Starstruck moment, hahahaha.

A lot of Japanese brands were introduced exclusively on the event and we got to mingle with the Japanese people who works for each company as well. (Thank you so much for coming to the Philippines!) I'm looking forward for the day when lolita brands, the ones who started it all *cough*like Baby, The Stars Shine Bright?*cough* grace Manila too!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Long due: Photodiary | Cosmania + Rainbowholic meet-up + Slim's exhibit + Miwaku

Long due post! Been sitting on my drafts since November. huhu.


Wow, I just realized October has been a productive and social month for me after sorting these photos. These photos shows my whereabouts during the month. Let's start off with Cosmania where I went to join my friend, Jennica Garcia, on her first cosplay convention. It was not a pleasant experience for her though as she chanced upon some rude cosplayer tsk.. but anything anywhere is always better with friends.

We consigned some Labyrinth Garden pieces at my friend's booth. Mori Kei, anyone?

Handmade love by Toxic Kitty!

<3 <3

Went to Rainbowholic meet-up to support Kaila and to hear her success story.

Went to see the works of my friends at my home fashion school, Slim's.

So proud of my kawaii baby's work. A gothic lolita inspired piece by Gerr Capuz. It features our very own Manila Cathedral in print.

KPP vibes anyone? Super cute and original piece by Justin Wayne Nalangan

Had dinner with them at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery because "kawaii life" heheh

Was invited to speak for TNK's Japanese Fashion seminar focusing in Lolita Fashion. Mmm, I think I'm getting used to it already. I don't feel nervous anymore and kind of embraced my funny/awkward way of interacting with my audience.. heheh. Sorry for having to deal with my potato and derp moments my TNK friends. ^_^; But I'm happy to know you learned a lot!

Fresh start

Hi again from this half-dead blog. Let's try again shall we?

This is the view of my good old work shop at my parent's house which I will now use as a semi-permanent walk-in closet. "Semi" because I still intend to move to a new home I can call "my own". I already got rid of the majority of my old lolita clothes mostly because I've grown out of them style-wise. (Thank you to everyone who helped me rehome my clothes! I hope you enjoy them!) I used to wear a lot of sweet lolita with lots of youthful and child-like motifs. Those were the fun times, indeed! Nowadays, my tastes leans more on classic and vintage look. I'm excited to translate them into actual outfits and this time, I will be doing it with my baby girl!

I got a personal invitation from EnjoyJapanPH's owner and organizer to attend their event this coming Saturday (I got free passes btw! Kindly like and share the page, share the cover photo and message me in my personal facebook when you did and I'll guide you to acquiring a free pass.) so I went to plan my first lolita coordinate this year. Goal is to wear them again in every day basis because why not? 

Still not sure if I will wear it with the apron-like lace thingy which is actually a lace poncho-style cover up or not. Help me decide please, what do you think?