Sunday, December 10, 2017

Upcycle with me - bringing life to an old pair of Bodyline shoes

Finally! I have been putting off this project for years. I can't believe I have done it! I had been always aggressive in practicing sustainable and ethical fashion for my personal style and my brand, Dorotee Sweetlips for years and years. My friends can attest to this because I kind of infected them into the lifestyle. hehe 

 Almost 10 years ago, people would frown on the idea of "recycled" or "thrifted". I remember receiving unpleasant remarks from people I don't even know. But maybe that was 10 years ago - I was young and surrounded by the wrong people. But times have changed! How fancy it would be to think that perhaps I was just ahead of my time and I'm kind of giving myself a high five right now for holding on to my values. I'm glad I believed in myself. :) 

 A friend from Fashion Revolution PH approached me weeks ago if I was willing to participate for #MakeSMTHNGweek. It is an online collective activity to make a noise and raise awareness about sustainable fashion. The mechanics are basically to create something whether your plan is to recreate iconic looks from your favorite celebrities out of ukay or diy clothes, accessories, etc.. I'm like "This is my forte! Bring it!" I immediately remembered about my sad shoes that I have been avoiding for a long time so I decided to finally roll my sleeves and breathe a new life to this pair.

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Azabu by Toshi - An Authentic Japanese Cuisine Experience

Last month, my family was invited to experience an authentic Japanese cuisine experience at Azabu by Toshi also formerly known as Washoku de Azabu. It was also a perfect day to dress up in casual kawaii for that "Japan in Manila" experience.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lace Up! 2017 in my eyes (An organizer's point of view)



It's been two weeks since we wrapped up our first ever lolita fashion mini-con, Lace Up! and as the head organizer, I'm still processing how something as visionary as this has finally been realized. I found myself putting off my thoughts and feelings from this experience because as cliche as it sounds, it felt surreal! I had my doubts and although hopeful, I kept my expectations grounded because I believe that we can dream but we also have to be realistic on what can be achieved at a time.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lolita Meet for Lolita Memoires Volume 2 Release

Last August 19 2017, The Philippine Gothic and Lolita Community gathered again for the release of our self-published lolita fashion photomag, Lolita Memoires. We are already on our volume two with a bigger number of pledges this time.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Review | Cardcaptor Sakura lamp from Light in the box

If you've been following my social media pages, it's never a secret that I am a Cardcaptor Sakura fan. Ever since I laid my eyes upon this lamp with CCS magic circle design, I fell in love and added it to my wishlist! Thank universe Light in the Box offered a collaboration once again and sent me this lamp which can be availed at their site!

 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Beau Crescent | Cats and Berries

Cats and strawberries are two of the few themes I think I will never outgrow of when it comes to my cute fashion choices. They can be both cute and also classic at the same time, it just depends how you use them in your style. I think it also works best if you actually love cats and strawberries in real life. It's like a personal touch, one of the many reasons why I like lolita fashion and related kei styles in general - it's always about personality. Here's two toddler kawaii/lolita looks styled by me featuring my daughter, Beau Crescent.

 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kawaii PH Creator's Market 2017

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Of fragments and chaos

"The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos" - Hayao Miyazaki


Friday, March 10, 2017

Dreamy Cafe - Unicorn themed cafe in the Philippines!

Last Wednesday, me and my squad went all the way to Malolos, Bulacan to support our friend, Beru, for the opening of her cafe. Dreamy Cafe is the first ever unicorn themed cafe in the Philippines. A concept made for fans of everything cute / kawaii by a kawaii girl herself! Congratulations, bb. You did it! We all know how hardworking you are and pulling this off is really inspiring.

Most of the pictures I took features my daughter, Beau. This place is truly a dream come true for both the young and the young-at-heart.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kawaii PH Flea Market 2017

Sharing with you guys the photos I took on my phone from Kawaii PH Flea Market 2017 that happened just this Saturday!  It was an idea born out from a casual lolita meet we had last December and I'm glad Kawaii PH team is always so game to flesh out community ideas like this. I hope this will be a good start for more people to start embracing eco-lifestyle by supporting events like this that promotes reusing, reducing and upcycling. Looking forward for more flea markets in the future! 

Lol forgot to take photos with friends and our booth. So busy catching up and potato-ing around. For those who weren't able to come, we still have a lot of stuff available at our kawaii resale shop, Labyrinth Garden! I just made some kawaii coordinates too you may want to check them out!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Beau Crescent | Little French Girl




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Kawaii bags wishlist from Rosegal

Hi, guys! Let me share with you another wishlist post from our new blog affiliate, Rosegal.com! Rosegal is also having Halloween special deals. Do check them out and you might find something for your trick and treating.

And unto the wishlist! As usual, I chose a selection of kawaii and quirky bags.