Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KIM 2: The First Philippine かわいい Convention

BUILDING A WORLD WITH KAWAII
  Kawaii in Manila 2 is near! Are you excited? Yay! We've prepared lots of activities for you to attend, dress-up for and learn something new from. Find out below.

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Kawaii.PH/LOOKS ft. Oh My Little Girl 
Check out our DRESS CODE F.A.Q. and my suggestions of WHAT TO WEAR.
Dress yourself up in fashionably kawaii outfits and get a chance to be spotted and snapped by our contributing street snapper, Chai Mungcal!

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Kawaii Philippines founders Anne and Kaila (as representatives of the whole team) will tell you how.. and why they want to make such difference. ♡

They will share their own personal stories how “kawaii” has changed, inspired and empowered them to spearhead projects, events, online gimmicks, everything in between… and how this culture-turned-movement motivated them to organize the much-awaited First Philippine Kawaii Convention - Kawaii in Manila 2!


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How can you join the Kawaii Girl and Ikemen Guy Contest?
Please see the links stated above!

*Deadline of application is until August 23, 2014 (11:59 PM)



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I'm super excited and nervous for this but thanks to my Harajuku family for helping me organize this show! First on the list, Josiah Chua for DOG. If you're a LADY GAGA fan, you must know that she visits this store called DOG every time she goes to Tokyo. We're trying to bring more Harajuku brands as well. Which brands do you want to see?

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Wanna learn something new and have fun at the same time in Kawaii in Manila 2?
Visit our Kawaii Workshop Activity Area and get a chance to learn from our two teachers- Ingrid and Abbey!

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Learn how to create sweet accessories using polymer clay!
We have 12 slots lined up for our first kawaii workshop! For the fun polymer clay kawaii D.I.Y. session, registration is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Those who will be joining the activity will get a surprise treat from Provenance 1800 Designs and Crafts and PAPELito!

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We only have 10 slots for this workshop session with Abbey. The workshop will be from 3:30 PM onwards. ^_^
All workshops are free and sponsored! All you have to do is buy a ticket (or win a ticket from me by following the steps below) and of course register early!


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2 Like Kawaii in Manila and Kawaii Philippines on Facebook.
3 Click GOING and invite your friends at Kawaii in Manila 2 event page.
*Don't forget to leave a comment below with your name and email.*

You may also tweet, mention via instagram or facebook post (with a link to this blogpost) for an additional entry. You can use #kawaiiinmanila2 as a hashtag!
*Just make sure you leave the link it in a -separate- comment below.*

This giveaway is open to anyone who could attend KIM2 on September 6 at White Space Makati. Winners will be announce via twitter.com/_ashleydy  on September 1. Ganbatte! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DAHLIA AT GIRLY ROSE TOKYO





Here are my top 4 items from the recent Lace Just Got Prettier collection of Dahlia. Some of the items are available at Girly Rose Tokyo (here) such as the Phoebe Contrast Peter Pan Collar Top and Skirt. The minute I saw it, I just knew I want to have it.  Ahhh dreaming, dreaming! 

When someone ask about my style, I couldn't really answer directly cause it just changes every single time but I believe my natural state would always be "girly". No matter how hard I try to alter it, it will always go back to it's original form. Imagine when I tried school girl grunge look, people will still say it's cute! Things we can't control, yea? It's summer vacation in Japan now so as you've noticed I got loads of time to blog. Let me know how's your summer so far? I wish you all an amazing one!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SECRETS


UNIQLO tee, MURUA skirt, LOUIS VUITTON x SOFIA COPPOLA bag, WEGO shoes





One secret that I want to share with everyone is how conscious I am with my thighs. If you've noticed, I rarely wear shorts, pants or anything that will emphasize it. I know it's kind of silly but I'm sure many of you could relate to this insecurity. Girls will be girls. Growing up, I always had a pair of chicken legs as what they call it but when I got a little bit older I gained fats. Thus, my body shape now. Since I'm used to being thin, it's kind of hard for me to admit that I'm having a shape. I don't have a straight body, I have curves. I don't hate it but I don't like it that much either. Lots of women works really hard to have that kind of curvy body but as always we like what we don't have. Thanks to clothing technology, I could easily hide this part of me that I don't like and it doesn't really matter. Unless someone really wants see my thighs, duh. Slowly, I'm starting to love it because of Beyonce and how she rocks that booty. However, it will take time (or forever) for me to flaunt it. How 'bout you? Mind to share your story?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CANDY KAWAII LOVES MIMICLAIRE SWEETS

I've been luckily gifted by Mimiclaire Sweets this decoden (deco = short for decorated, den = short for denwa/ phone in Japanese). Ahhh I love it so much that I haven't removed it from my iPhone 5 since I got it! It's personalized as you can see everything is coloured light blue (my current favourite colour) and it has ASHLEY on it. Yay! There has been a growing trend of decoden ever since. Other countries have a lot of catching up to do perhaps! What I really like about it is of course it's personalized. No one can ever have the same decoden as mine. Second, you have full control on what it will look like. I like mine light blue with macarons and cats! Third, it's a great conversation starter. Who could ignore this cuteness? Let me know what you think lovelies!

For more information:
xoxo.mimiclaire@gmail.com
080-4672-1704

Monday, August 11, 2014

SNIDEL X THE LIKE

Snidel dressed up the girls of The Like for a shoot at The Paramore Estate on a top of a hill in California. Snidel really went a long way from their little store in Harajuku in 2005. Today, they have stores everywhere in Japan and one of the best girly kawaii brands out there. 

The Story of The Like and Snidel started last October when Snidel flew them to Japan to play for a fashion show. I wasn't able to watch it but I bet it's awesome. Through Snidel, I found out about The Like and I'm automatically a fan. When a brand you love decided to support something, I guess everything else follows. 




With music, polaroid and fashion, what else could you wish for?


This video is amazeballs! I've always dreamt of making something like this. 

And if I'm not into fashion, I would definitely be in a girl band. Haha! In my wildest dreams.. Speaking of dreams.. One day, I'll be collaborating with Snidel. FIGHT!