Monday, October 19, 2015

My personal picks from Picked Looks' formal dresses selections

Pastel, lace, tulle, ethereal.. If I were to pick a prom dress these would be my keywords to find the perfect dress. I never experienced a prom coming from an all-girls school but I got to experience a graduation ball though. I wore black because I was on my "rocker" phase. Hahaha! No regrets! But now I have transitioned to my girly kawaii lifestyle, these selection of formal ball dresses by Picked Looks would define my tastes now. Of course I'd wear them with a kawaii hairstyle, make up, and lolita shoes to complete the look. Somehow, they remind me of my idol, Etsuna Otsuka. These are something she'd probably wear too, don't they? So pretty!

Satin Tulle Off-the-shoulder Short/Mini A-line Beading Ball Dresses

I liked this one because of the nicely done bodice and is very reminiscent of corsets way back in 1500s or the Elizabethan era. Bead work is carefully placed and designed..not too busy and just about right to give the dress the unique character it needs to stand out. And of course, the color. I love the very soft tint of lavender used here. It gives a dainty and youthful feeling to balance out the stiff structure of the bodice.

Chiffon V-neck Floor-length A-line Draped Bridesmaid Dresses 

Pretty muted pastel colors on these Grecian inspired bridesmaid formal dresses. I love how simple they are so it depends on the wearer on how will they give it character and style. If I were to wear one, I'd probably either make it look like I'm a guardian fairy from a forest or a highborn lady from the regency era. Basic pieces like this are indeed very versatile.

Lace Satin Tulle Scoop Neck Floor-length Princess Appliques Lace Ball Dresses

Two of my favorite materials - french lace and soft tulle, in my most favorite color - peach blush, with my most favorite neckline - sweetheart! This dress is a dream come true. I love how the open back balances out the sweet and demure look to give it a pinch of sexiness thus giving out a mature/grown-up woman impression. I would probably wear it with a petticoat though because fluff is good!

Tulle Scoop Neck Short/Mini A-line Appliques Ball Dresses

This is like a rebel-girl version of the previous dress. Shorter, binded waist, and striking color. The shade of red is strong and precise which makes the wearer seem like it too. While I find the styling in this stock photo with the model of pixie hair interesting and convincing enough, I think it would also look pretty with jet black long hair with full bangs, paired with a gothic lolita make up (smokey eyes and blood red lips) and styled with elegant gothic/victorian accessories and blood red nails! Ooohlala

Chiffon Sweetheart Sweep Train Empire Bow Ball Dresses

This dress gives me a 50s feeling.. probably because of the bow belt and the embellishments: diamonds. The very low neckline cut makes it modern but I'd probably wear it with a very big lace neck piece to cover some skin. 

Chiffon V-neck Sweep Train Empire Beading Ball Dresses

Another grecian inspired dress but with a more sophisticated finish. I love the sleeves and the draping on the bodice. The matte silver color would be really nice on any skin tone. I am a super fan of showing the shoulders subtly. Mmm, kind of considering designing a lolita dress inspired by this one. What do you think?

Tulle Sweetheart Floor-length A-line Appliques Ball Dresses

Okay.. This is a bit too sexy for my tastes but I love the treatment in this design. Heavy lace applique on the bodice, short skirt and overlaid with layers of tulle. It's kinda a fine line between "dress up" and "dress down" especially if that over skirt is detachable.. I think that would really be cool.

Picked Looks at has over a hundred choices of formal ball dresses to choose from. Go check their website for more!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Kawaii PH book launch

Finally posted this! Last July was the launch of Kawaii Philippines' first ever book. It was a fun day for the local kawaii community as we gather to celebrate our dreams and recognize each other's capabilities through our favorite medium of self-expression: KAWAII.

Photography by Anne Pinero on display.

Huhu. Special feature of yours truly. I think they still have a few copies left. Just search for Kawaii PH store in facebook and inquire about the availability. For only 200php per copy, you also get to help the team save up for the much anticipated Kawaii in Manila 3! Please support~

Kawaii PH store booth

Selfie with the forestboy of Forestale. Ian is one of the people I admire because of his working drive. He's just unstoppable. :))

My Tea Pawty partner, Razel Ann!

Chichi / Little Miss Paintbrush, the talent behind Japan Lover Me's illustration and my zumbaholic friend, Xiar! (Hahaha, peace Charlotte!)

Of course, Kawaii ph events wouldn't be complete without Reese performing.

Tricia Gosingtian graced the event as well. She's been supportive ever since!

..senpai noticed me moment. ;A; ehehe

Hi Meryle ehehe

Kaila / Rainbowholic on screen to deliver her message since she can't join us being based in Tokyo. She's the mastermind behind Kawaii PH. She'll always be one of my inspirations.

We are Kawaii Philippines!

Managed to take selfies with the girls. Ashley of Candy Kawaii Lover

Chichi / Little Miss Paintbrush

Anne Kate

And Kaye of Dolly Kaye

And to end this post, special thanks to these girls #teamdoroteesweetlips They've been a huge part of my kawaii life/career journey. Huhu thank you mga baklaaa~ ;A;

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Backlogs / Kawaii life whereabouts the past months

Haha. Can't believe I'm actually making this blog post. I've been meaning to post a major blog update the past weeks but with the series of work and events we needed to attend to, I really can't put my head into it. I just renewed my blog subscription and goodness! 8 posts for 2015? I can't help but laugh for wasting my sub for this year. :)) But anyway, here's me trying again. Fiance said  he'd try to get me my own PC this holidays so hopefully if it pushed through, I'll be able to blog more often! That is if I won't be preoccupied with gaming.. oh no.

I browsed through my files and managed to collect photos of my whereabouts from the past months! 

Beau's first birthday! We didn't have much decent photos from our day out because I forgot to charge my camera.. huhuhu #somuchfail.jpg Instead of throwing a party (I'm not a fan of parties, I think they are so stressful ;A;) we dedicated the day spending quality time together as a family. We went to Cat Cafe Manila to play with cats, dropped by at Bark'n blends  to say hi to their dogs, guided Beau to her first carousel ride and ate Japanese food for dinner! 

In the end, a happy and well-loved baby + relaxed parents = it was perfect!

Got alone time with fiance for our 10th anniversary. I barely had sleep the night before so we weren't able to do much but try out the new cute stop nearby - Amo Yamie Crib for lunch and went home to snuggle and sleep. Had a gaming sesh at night when we woke up. Yeee~

Place is cute but I can't stand the very loud sound system. People end up yelling their lungs out just to talk. Noise pollution, anyone?

Dropped by last Toycon to visit my exhibitor friends, meet some clients and treat the family.

Meet and greet with Beau?  Hahaha

Went to Pet Express Pet Expo to gather supplies for our pets.

Cute cat cafe set up by The Cat House!!

Spotted Frankie the Malamute. OMG he's really big and fluffy like a direwolf with a friendly face. Photos can't even bring justice to how majestic he is. ;A;

Sooo that's a quick kawaii life backlog update! Currently making separate posts of major event reports I've been to the past months.