Wednesday, December 04, 2013

PRESS: Tracy Dizon & Dimple Lim featured on GMA News Online (March 2013)

This year 2013 has been an blessed year for Tiara by Tracy Dizon and also my humble career as a fashion designer. I always still get this bliss of excitement everytime I get a published feature. This is a bit of a late post but nonetheless still postworthy! 

This topic is quite interesting actually, it may seem fashion is a "Girl thing" but the reality in the industry is that our gay-sisters really do dominate the industry. It may sound strange but as a female designer, I kinda feel out of place many times, I don't know half of the roster of beauty-queens of the Philippines and I don't know some gay linggos like "Borta" or those coded gay words... But at the end of the day, what makes me a designer is not blending in, it's still the same passion and commitment I've had since I was a little girl making paper dolls and mock-up Barbie clothes.

Here are some of my good friend and "kumare", Dimple Lim and my tips to aspiring female fashion designer here in the Philippines. Thanks again Mac Macapendeg for this interesting feature!

March 31, 2013: GMA News Online Feature by MAC Macapendeg

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tracy Dizon visits The Young Designers Club of Miriam College High School!

November 20, 203 Super cute and awesome poster made by the Young Designers Club of Miriam College High School for the Career Talk I have been honored to be invited and speak about.
Hello there! It has been crazy busy nowadays especially with so much happening these days, inasmuch as I want to catch up here in my blog I think I will only get to it this coming December! Planning for the TTD's Second Serving Teaparty, the sad devastating catastrophe of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that hit my country, a new TV Show Fashion Project, Kareshi's short Manila Trip and my 31st Birthday all came too fast I couldn't catch my breath. But despite my busy schedule, I couldn't let visiting my dear Alma Mater pass me by... So when Monica Arucan, sister of my dear fashion friend, Gelo Arucan and a senior member of the Young Designers Club of M. C. H. S.  invited me to do a career and fashion design talk in M. C. H. S. , I gladly obliged with much enthusiasm!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FILJAP Magazine's SPOTLIGHT: Pinay Milliner Tracy Dizon!

Florenda Corpuz. "SPOTLIGHT: Pinay Milliner Making Waves in Japan's Fashion Scene". "FILJAP Magazine". November 2013: page 12

Photo Captions: 1) Misha Janette wears TTD at the Emporio Armani Caffe Opening in Omotesando, Tokyo Photo by: Mamie Tanabe [] 2) Tracy Dizon Photo by: Alecks Mutuc 3) Tiara by Tracy Dizon available at Mam AvantGarde 4) Tiara by Tracy Dizon available at BrokenDoll Japan
Tracy Dizon
Photo by: Alecks Mutuc
Misha Janette wears TTD at the Emporio Armani Caffe Opening in Omotesando, Tokyo Photo by: Mamie Tanabe [] 
September 2013 ~ Tiara by Tracy Dizon's Eye Bow collection and Kitty Bows Collection at Mam AvantGarde in Harajuku, Tokyo! 
Tiara by Tracy Dizon available at BrokenDoll Japan

It's such a great honor to be featured and published in a magazine! This time I'm so honored that FILJAP Magazine took interest with my creations and my work as a designer especially that I've started to penetrate Tokyo. I'm floored. I'm even a big blog-fan of, FilJap Magazine Editor, Ms. Dang's The Filipino-Japanese Journal because it's really informative and up to date with the latest newsworthy buzz with the Filipino-Japanese community. I've been following her blog since last year. So when she asked me if she can feature me in FILJAP Magazine, I was beyond ecstatic!

Florenda Corpuz. "SPOTLIGHT: Pinay Milliner Making Waves in Japan's Fashion Scene". "FILJAP Magazine". November 2013: page 12
Bamboo Manalac on the cover of FILJAP Magazine for November 2013!
Florenda Corpuz. 
"SPOTLIGHT: Pinay Milliner Making Waves in Japan's Fashion Scene". "FILJAP Magazine". November 2013: page 12

It's priceless to be published, this time, I even feel prouder because I've gotten a chance to share my proud news penetrating Tokyo as well. Hoping for more published features someday! Thank you FILJAP Magazine! See you in Tokyo!

Check-out FILJAP Magazine November 2013 Issue here

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tracy's Dear Diary: Memoirs of My BIG 30 Epic Picnic!

October 28, 2012 ~ This day was one of the most precious memories I've had in my 30 year (ehem... almost 31 years) Note: My birthday actually is on the 31st, but due to the limited tme we had to celebrate it few days ahead!

Before picnics at the UP Sunken Garden even became a "Prenuptial Wedding Photo Peg" going to the UP Sunken Garden and having a serene and intimate time with my closest loved-ones has been one of the most special moments in my life over the years... This is where I saw Atreyu grow up right before my eyes, wished upon the stars, had deep life talk with my best-est friends, this is where I cried alone feeling broke and exhausted juggling single motherhood with my life as a student but most of all this is where Taka and I fell in love...

October 28, 2012 ~The UP Sunken Garden holds a very special place in meThe UP Sunken Garden has been such a sacred ground close to my heart. It is where I saw Atreyu grown up right before my eyes, it is where I've wished upon the shooting stars late at night, it is where I had the most memorable soulful deep talks with my best friends in life, it is where I cried in my most exhausted hours juggling my single mother life... But most of all, it is where Taka and I fell in love... It was just the perfect culminating place to celebrate my 30th birthday!
October 28, 2012 ~I just love sitting by the grass here in my sanctuary.
October 28, 2012 ~ This tree together with the others are even older than me haha.

October 28, 2012 ~ My Little Piece of Heaven

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Purrfect Kitty-chan Look! Tiara by Tracy Dizon's Kitty Bow Collection!

Red Kitty-chan from the Kitty Bows Collection! TTD's Bestseller taken at Mam AvantGarde!
Photographer: Kaila Ocampo 
● Stylist: Tracy Dizon  Associate Stylist: Liley Dizon  Model: Emika Sangu ● Tiara by Tracy Dizon Red Kitty-chan Bow and Mam Avantgarde Hello Kitty Tights!

Last year around this time, I was busy making this special-made-to-order Hello Kitty-inspired headpiece for Hello Kitty cutie-Maxene Magalona! She even had this cute idea of going as Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel it was just adorable! I wouldn't have thought this special made-to-order piece would be one f the best-sellers of TTD not only locally but even worldwide!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

TTD: Food Couture Fashion! Ice Cream Heads Collection Now Available in Mam AvantGarde Japan!

September 29, 2013 ~ Fierce and super fashionable Momo carrying new Tiara by Tracy Dizon Ice Cream Heads! Soon available in Mam AvantGarde!

Another Tiara in Tokyo update! Food-Couture/Food Fashion has been popping up in the recent months and I must say I'm really digging it! I've been closely following Misha Janette's in the past year and I must say that her features made Food Couture oh so fashionably YUMMY!

Misha Janette's Tokyo Fashion Diaries:  

"You Can’t Eat This: The Amazing World of Japanese Wearable Desserts" August 2013 

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

TTD: Happy First Season in MAM AvantGarde (August/September 2013 News and Updates)


I can't believe it's been one season since I've started selling in MAM AvantGarde! Thank you everyone for the pour of support! It's always a great source of joy! I feel more energized to make creative and unique designs just by the thought of seeing my designs being appreciated in Tokyo! どもありがとう!Thank you very much for all the support and appreciation! ♡ ≧◠◡◠≦ ♡

September 2013 ~ Tiara by Tracy Dizon's Eye Bow collection and Kitty Bows Collection at Mam AvantGarde in Harajuku, Tokyo! 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

TTD's New Arrivals available at AC+632 (PART 2)

Vintage & Opulence Love: Tiara by Tracy Dizon is proud to be a part of the AC+632 Store!
【2nd Floor Greenbelt5, Legazpi Street, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines】

After a lovely walk-through AC+632 on my previous post, it is my pride and joy to "show-off" a little of my own works available at AC+632... I must admit I haven't done this before in my three years consigning with AC+632... 'Coz I feel such a dork being "star-struck" with my work stuff. Haha! I felt shy talking with the AC+632 staff because I'm just such a dork like that. LOL. But after three-years! I finally had the courage to chitchat with the staff more and it was nice! Haha! I can only wish I could've started taking more photos in AC+632! But I'm sure there will be more next time! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

AC+632: ♡❤ A Walk through Vintage & Opulence Love ❤♡ (PART 1)

Vintage & Opulence Love: Tiara by Tracy Dizon is proud to be a part of the AC+632 Store!
【2nd Floor Greenbelt5, Legazpi Street, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines】

For three years now in counting, it has been my pride and joy to have the privilege and opportunity to showcase my creations and be a part of the AC+632 Store (Access Code +632 is Manila's Access Code BTW!) in Greenbelt 5, Makati City. It's is still one of the most significant milestone of Tiara by Tracy Dizon through-out the years. The opulence and the nostalgic ambiance of AC+632 somehow brings out the old soul in my aesthetic and creatives... Yes, this scrawny-looking "kawaii" fashion designer has a deepest love for fashion history... old, new, vintage or pop. I guess it works for me! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brains & Veins: Misha Janette wears TTD at Vogue Girl's Chanel Beauty Pop Up Event (March 2013)

Grabbed from Misha Janette's Instagram ~ March 27, 2013 "#chanel beauty pop up event by VOGUE girlでルージュをトライしました!選び方は東京らしくすごいテクノロジーつかった演出がきいてる。表参道ヒルズだよ!帽子も見てww"

A few months late post... I didn't even realize that I didn't get to post this super great milestone with Tiara by Tracy Dizon! But this is too precious to miss out! I know I already sound like a broken record forever thanking Misha Janette for trusting me and believing in my designs that got me so many opportunities opened up and also challenged me to explore those crazy designs my heart has been yearning to make!

HOORAY! There's Purikura in MNL!!

August 12, 2013 ~ OMG! It's pure happiness to find this in Manila! I just had to have a dorky photo with it! Haha!
OMG! THE DAY has finally come that PURIKURA has arrived here in Manila! It was last week one rainy Monday when classes were suspended because of the Typhoon Labuyo that Liley and I, despite the rain, braved our way to SM North to come  check the PURIKURA Machine!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Toreishi's Homage to Yayoi Kusama:"We ❤ Yayoi Kusama in Manila!"

In the spirit of Yayoi Kusama visiting Manila, I'm proud to make my own speciail edition Yayoi Kusama-inspired Mini-Orbs headpiece Atom Hat! Oh yeah... #TiarabyTracyDizon!

In the spirit of Yayoi Kusama in Manila Festivities, I wanna excite myself even more by making my little Yayoi Kusama Homage Blog Post! Scavenged from my friends and my sneak attack pics from my Japan trips and more! Haha! I love Yayoi Kusama's SPOTS!!

Conversations in Art | Akira Tatehata A Lecture on Yayoi Kusama | August 10, 2013| 4:00 PM| Ayala Museum GF
Looking forward to later ~ August 10th 
I can finally check Yayoi Kusama's Exhibit at the Ayala Museum!

(Hello August! I've missed you my dear happy blog place of mine! It sucks my laptop is on hiatus right now since it needed to be sent back to Acer. Boo. Windows 8 has so many glitches!) Anws, I have been long anticipating to come and see Yayoi Kusama's Exhibit at the Ayala Museum! It has been open since July 2013 (and will run until September 2013)! I wanted to go and visit right away but my designer pals and I couldn't find time to get together and see the genius works of Yayoi Kusama altogether! (*Sigh* It gets busy for everyone that it's so hard to find time! Seriously!) But finally, I'm excited to finally find some time to come and visit the exhibit and also attend the Akira Tatehata lecture on Yayoi Kusama, I'm sure it would be a very interesting talk. I'm looking forward in a few hours to learn more about it! (I'm even so excited writing about it now I need to hurry up and head my way to Ayala Museum NOW!!)

Monday, July 29, 2013

TTD: Happy 1st Month in Mam AvantGarde 【エムエーエム アバンギャルド】! (July 2013)

July 6, 2013 ~ Mam AvantGarde【エムエーエム アバンギャルド】We delivered new pieces coming out soon! Hope you can come visit soon! So many cute and amazeballz stuff at the store!

I can't believe it's been a little over a month since TTD (Tiara by Tracy Dizon) has been in Mam AvantGarde. Time flies so fast! I must say it's nerve-wrecking and exciting at the same time. I have been wishing two things now more often nowadays... #1 I wish I'm in Tokyo right now and #2 I wish I can speak, read and write more operational Nihongo?! Haha! So I could be more hands-on preparing and promoting Mam AvantGarde 【エムエーエム アバンギャルド】and TTD. If I'm in Harajuku now, I would probably be an additional Mam AvantGarde Staff assisting customers! Haha!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

TTD: New Cutie Brand Development and Stuff!【カワイイブランドの新たな挑戦!】

Tiara by Tracy Dizon's New Design Sketch Book for more and growing ideas everyday!

I was just so excited to develop new things for TTD (Tiara by Tracy Dizon) for the past few months... Preparing for the "Tiara in Tokyo" business ventures in Mam AvantGarde (and hopefully more more stores!) It has been exciting to "level-up" in a way! I remember my Kamiseta days (Yes. I used to work for Kamiseta as one of their product-development officer) and I always have fun developing brand-tags for products... I just love branding development! I'm such a geek! I thought about revamping my business card and the print materials of TTD to have a fresh start... 
TTD (Tiara by Tracy Dizon)の新しい挑戦をここ数ヶ月の間に進めてきました。Mam AvantGarde でのTiara in Tokyoプロジェクトをはじめとする、様々な挑戦が、とても楽しくて仕方ありません (もっと他のお店ともコラボレーションできればイイな)!過去にKamisetaで、Product Development Manager として働いていたころ、ブランドタグやその他部ランディングに関わるあらゆる仕事が楽しくて仕方ありませんでした。きっと、私はブランドオタクなんだと思います。名刺や各種書類の様式も一新して、新たなスタートを再度切ることができたと思います!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hajimemashite Little Em888ka-san (Emika and Toreishi in Shibuya!)

May 1, 2013 Lurking around Forever 21 with Emika while Mikas was looking for a wallet. Hehe.

It was one of those relaxed schedule free days during my last Tokyo Spring Trip. I didn't plan anything to make time to meet friends in case they are free or just shop for sister's "Things to buy" list for my sister... Anything goes... (But I was tooooooo cold so I didn't wanna walk outdoors! Haha!) But then I saw Emika's Tweet!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kawaii Maneki Neko (Kansai Winter Edition)

It has been AGES since I've posted some Maneki Neko lovin'! I think I need some Maneki Neko magic these days. Please Maneki Neko, please cheer me up? Last week until this week (oh and the whole month of June) has been nasty... I mean really roadblocks~ deaths, red tapes and BV people... I always try to cheer up but life just has a way to sneak up on you every time. Lucky for others who doesn't have any pressure and who can manage to play while working, how lucky. Maneki Neko, I don't ask so much, I don't ask to rule the world nor I don't ask to rule the cyber world even, they can all just take that... all I ask is just take away my streak of bad luck?? Okay, I'm talking to a super-natural cat, well, just in case you can read my blog, please bring us a little bit of good luck?

January 4, 2013 ~ Maneki Neko in Tokyu Hands, Shinsaibashi, Osaka!
More Maneki Neko fun finds in Kansai!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Toreishi's First App Review: LINE ~ The Ultimate Kawaii Chatting App

LINE App! The Ultimate Kawaii Chatting App!

Few weeks ago, Line Philippines has been hosting some contest giveaways to promote Line App here in the Philippines. I have been using Line for years I didn't even realize Line has already branched out to the Philippines, I just thought it has been just globally available ever since! Haha! I'm so naive! Line Philippines were giving away these Line Doll cuties in their contest giveaways!! Whaaaa so cute!! I want them all! Haha!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tracy's Dear Diary: My Design Life and Blog Life

June 27, 2013 ~ Hooray for a new lay-out! I fnally figured out all by myself how to tweak my blog. I've been wanting to customize my blog for the longest time but I have no idea how to do those blog design stuff! I'm so ureshi that I wanted to blog right away!
こんいちは!Konnichiha! Hello! Hello! I'm sooooooo happy and proud that I've learned how to customize my own blog!! Haha! Welcome to my new playful blog lay-out! Haha! I wish I could learn more about customizations I've definitely obsess about it haha! I'm so excited that I even urged myself to squeeze in this "Tracy's Dear Diary" Blog Post... I even have 100++ of blog posts pending! Hehe! (Please give me time to post them all!) Now here I am writing a quick life update for this month of June.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Peek Inside Mam AvantGarde with Em888ka!

June 19,2013 ~ Mam AvantGarde Store, Harajuku, Tokyo
A day after Tiara by Tracy Dizon officially consigned in Mam AvantGarde, Em888ka-san came to visit!

There's nowhere else I rather be right this moment but in Harajuku and see my creations at Mam AvantGarde! Good thing "Tiara in Tokyo" model, Emika-san came to visit Mam AvantGarde for me! It's just so awesome she shared to me the photos... and I'm sharing it to everyone (of course I have to overdecorate it how I imagine it hehe)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tiara by Tracy Dizon NOW Available in Mam Avantgarde (June 2013)


It is my great pride and joy to announce that Tiara by Tracy Dizon is now available in the"Harajuku Girls' go-to point for legwear!" right in the heart of HARAJUKU, TOKYO! Yeah I've been flooding the internet-world this for many many times but I'm just so proud I wanna shout it to the world! Just quick post though... I'll be writing more soon! For now, I just wanna show my designs available in Mam Avantgarde. 

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The "Tiara in Tokyo" Dream

May 8, 2013 ~ A Tokyo Fashion Dream Come True. The famous $80 Million Prada Building and Tiara by Tracy Dizon had a photoshoot with it! 

It was roughly almost a year ago since this actual dream bubble came to me... While I was preparing for my Tokyo Summer Trip 2012 that I decided to find more ways to try to bring myself closer to Tokyo. I have so many good and talented friends in Tokyo and thought to myself, may be someday it can be a good idea to work with them and help each other promote with our works and our dreams...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Toreishi's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Sightings in Tokyo (Spring 2013)

Before anything else, I don't want to cause any kawaii-heart-attack to anyone who might read this. Haha! I didn't actually see the human-live-Kyary. How I wish I really did see the real-life-Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, but seeing her on print ads, magazine covers and endorsements around in Tokyo is still good anyways. I love Kyary's fashion personally, even way back when she was even just being street snapped... I don't know anything about her music (gomen nasai) but I will always love her bold and quirky style. Incidentally, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Philippines Facebook Fanbase  has been recently launched and thought about sharing a little of my Kyary-love-sightings I've experienced on my last Tokyo Spring Trip last May to them! I hope someday sooooner Kyary could also come to Manila, too! *pixiedusts please* I actually just took some snaps while walking around Tokyo. Mostly are even stolen shots (thanks to my handy iPhone I can "sneak attack" some snaps haha) so please forgive me if some were cropped or poorly lit... hehe to compensate, I over-decorated them to make them more Kyary-Kawaii! Haha!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu x Tutti Colored Contact Lenses
(Dazzy, Vanity and Coco)
Matsumoto Kiyoshi Drugstore, Takeshita Dori, Harajuku
May 9, 2013 ~ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Colored Contact Lenses from Tutti Brand ( Dazzy, Vanity and Coco) Matsumoto Kiyoshi Drugstore at Takeshita Dori, Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Philippine Fashion Week-ing with My Project Runway Phils 2 Gal Pal Jas!

May 25, 2013 ~ I rarely attend the Philippine Fashion Week so this is a postworthy post! Haha! First thing's first... OOTD! Tiara by Tracy Dizon "Sea-Sick Collection" Fascinator, Lace Ruffled Top ~ which I designed ages ago, Bench Matelot Shorts, "Portrait of Her" tights by Belle Antique $27.00 USD, Betsey Johnson Dome Weekender Daisy Duke Yellow Large Satchel Bag $80.00, Platform Skull Maryjanes by T.U.K. Shoes
I rarely attend Philippine Fashion Week because I'm too lazy to travel all the way to SMX and I must admit that I still have a broken heart for not being accepted to the Philippine Fashion Week designers a long time ago... (Despite my several professional background and several competition background in the Philippines and [a little bit] internationally... BUHUHU. That's life, that's politics! Haha! Okay I don't wanna make some drama~ It's just a short background of why I don't attend PhFW) but since one of my Project Runway Philippines Season 2 GalPal, Jas Cristobal was in town (she's now working abroad) and since I haven't seen her for years, I yanked myself off my weekend work routine and attended the READY TO WEAR and the VISIONS AND TRENDS Shows since some of our PRP2 Batchmates were presenting their collections... Santi Obcena and Russell Villafuerte.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tiara's Atom Hat on SOEN Magazine's 2.5 Dimension Life EP.4 Twist by Misha Janette (May 2013)

SOEN Magazine May 2013 Issue
Misha Janette's 2.5 Dimension Life EP.4: Twist
Photos by: Mami Tanabe
Monthly Column by: Misha Janette
Before this long month of May comes to an end, I must post this! I must have overlooked and did not get to post this Tiara by Tracy Dizon Milestone here on my personal blog. Sometimes I get too spaced-out and overwhelmed that I forget to write it! But this is too good to be forgotten! Words cannot express the joy and happiness to see one of my creations be published in a very fierce Japanese Fashion Magazine ~ SOEN MAGAZINE!! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

✻✿ Wake-up and Smell the Roses: My First Spring Blooms in JPN ✿✻

May 6, 2013 Ebisu Garden Place ~  Yeah I look like a dork here... I know. LOL. But I couldn't help it! I just have to take a photo with the pretty flowers in this pretty garden place in Ebisu (I didn't realize this was a very famous place where the J-Dorama Hanae Yori Dango had a famous scene wish I could have taken more photos here?! )

One of the best mundane things I've come to really appreciate during my Spring Trip to Tokyo is seeing beautiful flowers everywhere... Literally, I found huge fresh bushes of roses in full bloom just along the street! Living in a tropical country, I find this kind of mundane thing as a great wonder... I could literally, "Wake-up and smell the roses!" right outside my doorstep!

Monday, May 27, 2013

"Part of the Success in Life is to Eat What You Like" ~ Nice Kind of Day ❤

May 22, 2013 ~ OOTD-ing while macaron sight seeing by Bizu Patisserie (Greenhills) always nice to spend some sister bonding time with Kaila and my sisters!
(#OOTD ~ A Floral Dress I got even for a 2 for 1 deal YAHOO!! Pocket Full of Roses tights by Belle Antique $27.00 USD; My undying love for Platform Sneakers; Betsey Johnson Dome Weekender Daisy Duke Yellow Large Satchel Bag $80.00)

Before I proceed to one heavy hardcore writing about my Tokyo Spring Trip 2013, I think I ought to insert some of the rare times I've motivated myself to go out and do a little bonding time with my dear little sisters... I have pile of things to do now that I'm working very hard to work on Tiara in Tokyo Project and make further more long term business in Tokyo. (I'm so excited to share it to everyone when the right time comes! ^_^) So more often than not, I rather stay home and work on designing or just do some writing and all the rest of the works I've been doing... Liley and I haven't even adjusted to the sudden life changes we are adapting to (since our whole family emigrated to the U.S.~ Guam just less than a month ago) But since Kaila came back to Manila for a vacation, Liley and I (and Atreyu too) had to see her.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PART 3: Village Vanguard ~ Artsy Fartsy Homage! The Beatles~ Andy Warhol~ Yayoi Kusama!

Yet another Village Vanguard Post. Hehe. Part 3. What I also enjoy about window shopping and shopping-shopping in Village Vanguard (God forbid I don't shop for anything I don't really need) so I just resort to taking pictures instead.

What I also enjoyed here is the influx of Pop-Art Notalgia and the classics... I was such a crazy Beatles fan girl when I was in Fourth Grade (YES, when I was 10 years old and they were 30 years disbanded then) everyone in my class thinks I'm such a weirdo and a freak for liking The Beatles but hey... I just love them. If I was still as crazy fan girl like before, I would have died seeing all the Beatles items in Village Vanguard...

This may have been just paper bags... But for a Beatles freak, this is WOW!! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cool Village Vanguard-ing Osaka (PART 1)

January 4, 2013 ~ Exciting Bookstore Village Vanguard, Shinsaibashi Osaka! We had a blast checking out the kakkoii stuff in this store!
Hello! Hello!  One of my favorite shops to visit in JPN is Village Vanguard for sure! It's just one lair of awesome out-of-the-box ideas and all those fun and crazy things! Ahhhh It's just always fun to be in the crazy shop of Village Vanguard!

I've been partly dreading this date when I'm gonna sit down and compose this blog because I've took 60+ photos just in this store alone... That's how much I super enjoy Village Vanguard! Now, how am I gonna finish animating and decorating all these photos...!? OMG I'm a photo hoarder?! Haha! Ganbarimasu~ Is all I can say. Haha!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hello Kitty Visit Japan App with Toreishi-san in Tokyo!

Japan National Tourism Organization made an App promoting Tourism in Japan with Hello Kitty!(Too bad download of this App has ended  last March 2013 though... Hope y'all had a chance to download this!)
Meow. こんいちは! Konnichiha! I must say I think I've been Hello Kitty overloading this recent Tokyo trip. BTW, Tadaima! I'm back in Manila and definitely time to start updating! (HUHUHU I haven't even finished my Kansai Winter Trip Blogs?! *;_;* ) But it would haunt me to sleep if I don't write them in my blog... I promise I will finish writing from Winter to Spring! Japan Trips are always fun and memorable that I must share it to the world! Haha! (May be I can be a Japan Tourism Promoter? LOL) 

Toreishi and Hello Kitty in Tokyo! Cool app?!? Visit Japan Hello Kitty App!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tracy's Dear Diary: Tokyo Rush! Quick Hello Before the Hotel Housekeeping Comes! 0_0

April 27, 2013 ~ Travelled all the way to Mitaka to finally see this marvelous residential architecture dedicated to Helen Keller! Hello from Tokyo (and from Kitty-chan!)

Hello LOVES!! GOMEN NASAI for the long lagging quiet time here in my blog diary. I'm here in Tokyo now with Kareshi and been having a great personal time and fun work kawaii time... and of course shopping and window shopping! As much as I want to write everyday and update I can only find time to do it on my InstaGram! BECAUSE I will blame this to the hotel housekeeping that obliges me to leave my hotel by 10 am?! With this time deadline everyday... and how long I take to pick my coordinate and do my make-up... I would have to wake-up 4am just to manage writing and posting! I'll try my best to recap as fast now before the cleaning lady bangs my room again!

My daily dilemma of leaving before 10:00 am!? Housekeeping always makes me leave and hurry up?! Haha!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

PART 2: Ere-Guroi Awesomeness at Village Vanguard

Whaaaa! My favorite shopping loot with that creepy doll-eyeball iPhone case from Village Vanguard! Ere-Guroi!
Well, isn't that inevitable! With so many awesome stuff I've found so post-worthy in Village Vanguard, I decided to make a PART 2 out of it, this Part 2 is dedicated to my sick sick love of Ere-Guroi Awesomeness I'm obsessing about~

(Okay Gomen-nasai, I actually finished PART 2 earlier than PART 1... Since PART 1 is ultimate photo spam galore! Anyways, I'm posting this now so I won't lag too much! PART 1 coming next!)

What is Ere-Guroi? It's actually a term I've learned from Misha Janette as we were corresponding and discussing about some custom-fascinators I've made for her recently... Basically it's "Elegant but SICK!" kinda fashion... Ere (Elegant) + Guroi (Gross) ~ The morbid amputated body parts and sick veins can be really fashionable! It's inevitable... especially with the popularity of Zombie Apocalypse all over the world, this Ere-Guroi trend is really evident while I was checking out Village Vanguard

Monday, April 15, 2013

✿ Toreishi's Sakura ✿

I haven't been to Japan during Sakura season (Cherry Blossoms). Huhu. How sad (>_<) as much as I would love to... March is always one hectic month for me as I have to do my mommy duties... It's my son's (Atreyu) birthday at the end of the month of March and March is usually the busiest in his school as the school ends on March. I cannot possibly hop in to the next flight to Japan at that time. I would be such a bad mother. Huhu. But I always long for the Sakura season and always look forward to seeing the the beautiful pastel blooms everywhere. It's something with incomparable beauty. But I haven't seen it at sight yet so... buhu. (>_<) But it's okay... Someday I hope Atreyu and I can finally move to Japan (with Kareshi) all in God's time... Okay.... I'm not gonna sulk, don't worry! I actually just wanna blog about how I cherished the Cherry Blossoms Sakura Season miles away...

First, I opened a pack of Sakura Matcha KitKat and had a "Sakura KitKat Break" with Atreyu... Sakura Matcha (Sakura Green Tea) flavor is one of our favorites because it has a mild sweetness that we enjoy... It just seems it made us feel closer to Japan opening a sweet KitKat chocolate... I love decorating my photos (obviously) especially with those lovely pink Sakura flowers... It just makes everything prettier~ 

March 24, 2013 ~ (From my IG) In the spirit of #spring and #sakura #cherryblossoms I'm sharing my fave #sakuramatcha #kitkat with Atreyu on a Sunday Morning! Someday we will enjoy them at sight too! For now, some sweets will do!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

☼ In the Heat of Summer Sunshine! ☼

April 11, 2013 ~ OOTD-ing in College of Saint Benilde the other day, supporting my sister Liley in her school exhibit~
Tiara by Tracy Dizon Tiara Blossoms Bow, old summer dress from Bench, Andy Warhol Tote by Loop, F21 Yellow stockings and my fave pretty Platform Sneakers! Hehe!

Hello! Hello! It's been a while since I've posted something recent up-to-date... I miss writing a Diary-A-Day-in-a-Life musings... I've finally found time to catch up with my writings here. I really wish and promise to finish and write every trip adventures Kareshi, Atreyu and I had last winter  as our mementos of our times together so it really means alot to me to finish everything... I used to make an scrapbook memento every trip and times we've spent together... 

Thursday, April 11, 2013


January 2, 2013 ~ Sushi Restaurant nearby Hyogo Station, Kobe
Any trip to JPN wouldn't be complete without SUSHI! OMG, I'm so obsessed with SUSHI! I can go up with a challenge with Kareshi anyday sushi eating any day.  BRING IT ON! Haha! Sushi nights and sushi lunches are so post-worthy... Just because they're so appetizing! I must say I'm drooling and missing each and every sushi in all the photos here. Atreyu has been laughing at me since last night when I was decorating our Sushi photos and been craving and drooling at each of them! He's been calling me out, "Mommy! don't eat the iPad?! It's just a photo not a real food?!" haha!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Sweets Paradise: Gone in 90 Minutes!

January 2, 2013 ~ Taka on his 5th round of meal at Sweet Paradise haha!

It was an hour and a half of eating sweets, pastas and my favorite Japanese Curry buffet style to sum it all up. What I regret most is needing to wear too many layers of clothes that it really constrains my one hour of gluttony. Booo.  Otherwise I would have enjoyed eating and food tasting even more... haha! Oh well, the downside of fashion... "Tiis Ganda!" ~ "Fashion over Function" LOL! But needless to say, Sweets Paradise is a very recommendable place to eat at especially when you have kids on board!