Justine Chantelle

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Kawaii mommy and designer @doroteesweetlips
Lolita fashion
Ethical and Sustainable fashion
Kawaii Culture
Animal Welfare
MNL, PH

http://www.justinechantelleblog.com/

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“Problems begin the moment we're born. We're born with infinite possibilities, only to give up on one after another. To choose one thing means to give up another. That's inevitable. But what can you do? That's what it is to live.” ― Hayao Miyazaki
Currently working on my blog post from our recent visit to #AzabuByToshi formerly known as Washoku de Azabu. A nice place to enjoy authentic Japanese Cuisine made by a Japanese chef himself. Beau approves!
Itadakimasu! 
Today, we were invited to try the specialty dishes of a local Japanese restaurant, Azabu by Toshi. Beau here is enjoying the Cobb Salad and she is a fan! Blog feature soon at justinechantelleblog.com 💫✨🍜
To keep my sanity, I would usually work on a personal project while working on a commission. Currently working on something yellow and starry. Reminds me so much of my favorite cardcaptor. ✨💫
Good food and whimsy interiors from Amor Bakery. It was a perfect place to hold the first meeting of the Philippine Gothic and Lolita Community core team for Lace Up! 2018 - a lolita fashion mini convention in the Philippines. Still feeling clingy to Halloween vibes, I dressed in a Kiki inspired coordinate and a few others went in their wizard inspired ensembles. Business is more fun with magic and frills~ 💖✨
I'm now at the time of the year where I attempt to konmari my life lol. Identifying what "sparks joy" is not really easy just like this skirt. I bought this skirt in a Putumayo store in Harajuku during my 2008 Japan trip and it was the first lolita shop I found during the lolita store "hunt" with my mom. I had outgrown this style already and I haven't worn this for I think more than 7 years. Every time I do my yearly destashing, I would find this skirt and while it doesn't spark joy style-wise, it holds a lot of memories: my mom and the Japan trip that started it all. It was after that trip that I confirmed I want to design lolita hence @doroteesweetlips
Today, i had an idea to modify it into something I would wear.. Turn it into a dress, maybe?
“In our work, the question is, how much you absorb from others. So for me, creativity, is really like a relay race. As children we are handed a baton. Rather than passing it onto the next generation as is, first we need to digest it and make it our own.” ― Hayao Miyazaki
"A life lead by frills
I guess the reason why a lot of us chose a life lead by frills is not only because the dresses are pretty and fun to wear but because it's also a medium for self growth and an opportunity to experience life in different ways. It only takes mindfulness." Lace Up 2017 in my eyes (an organizer's point of view) now up on my blog. http://justinechantelleblog.com or click link on my bio~
Went out yesterday with this munchkin to get some candies. Happy Halloween! 🌙💖👻🎃
Here's to 11 years of wearing frills. Been discouraged, lost motivation, even tried other styles a number of times but I always find myself coming home to lolita. I guess this is more like an identity to me than just mere pieces of garments. I truly believe fashion should be one with it's wearer that is why I appreciate those who try to dress up according to their tastes and preferences instead of being pressured by trends and what society dictates. As saying goes, "Life is too short to wear boring clothes!" Quick shoot at the photo booth styled by my fave interior designer @razelinwonderland from Lace Up! - a lolita fashion mini-con I organized. I'm wearing my work @doroteesweetlips 💫✨
No rain and insane EDSA traffic can beat the love for frills. #philippinegothicandlolitacommunity 's 8th anniversary #LaceUp! 2017 was a blast!! All the stress was worth it huhuhu. Lolita and jfashion only served as a tool to forge new friendships and new beginnings for all of us. I learned a lot and realized a lot. Everyone was just amazing and so easy I'm so grateful for all of you, guys! Until next year! Though I would be happy to bond with the new folks on PGLC's smaller intimate meets. Please comeee and let's be friends! ✨ 🎀
Throwback to last year's Philippine Gothic & Lolita anniversary meet. #LaceUp! , a mini lolita fashion convention to mark #PGLC's 8th year anniv is happening this Saturday and I was just done immersing myself to different levels of panic lol. I am now surrendering the outcome to the universe.

My only wish is that everyone will come home empowered after the event with forged friendships both old and new. See you all!! Moonlight power, Lace Up! #throwbackthursday #tbt